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The only acceptable reason to own and use a selfie stick

The only acceptable reason to own and use a selfie stick

When I first saw a selfie stick, I thought it was the most narcissistic thing I'd ever seen. And antisocial (why not just ask someone to take your picture?)

But then I realized my dad used a tripod when we were kids, which was really no different.

We had someone take our photo in front of a beautiful waterfall in Laos. This is how it turned out.

We learned that so many people don't know how to take a good photo. They just snap and move on. Sometimes if we see people with a fancy-looking camera and look like they know what they're doing, we ask them. A regular selfie would be just our faces and we'd rather have the beautiful background. We still rarely take photos of ourselves while traveling, though.

We had someone take our photo in front of a beautiful waterfall in Laos. .

We learned that so many people don't know how to take a good photo. They just snap and move on. Sometimes if we see people with a fancy-looking camera and look like they know what they're doing, we ask them. A regular selfie would be just our faces and we'd rather have the beautiful background. We still rarely take photos of ourselves while traveling, though.

Anyone seeking more info might also check here:

title points age /r/ comnts A sloth posing 13 2mos aww 3 Just found the reason to get a selfie stick 48760 2mos funny 430 How to properly use a selfie stick 580 7mos pics 12 PsBattle: Sloth Selfie B 69 10mos photoshopbattles 7 Suh Dude 26 7mos pics 2 Million dollor selfie 269 9mos Images 3 Million dollor selfie 19 9mos aww 3 Million dollor selfie 5154 9mos pics 126 Sloth chilling during a selfie 58 10mos aww 3 Sloth selfie 6249 10mos pics 893 Just take a picture of me now 100 10mos funny 2

Source: karmadecay (B = bigger)

What the fuck is your problem with sticks

I'm Lovin' It!

I'm Lovin' It!

Jeez 70 in a 40

Yeah, I'll take a Big Mac, fries and a coke. The car with it's lights on behind me said they'd pay for it.

That's what you call fast food.

Im an officer. I saw a newbie try to pull over a car that went into McDonalds and went to the drive through. She followed them through the lime with lights and sirens on. Even when they were stopped she just sat there blaring the siren. The whole ordeal took at least 3 minutes. I stood in the parking lot unable to breathe i was laughing so hard. Several citizens heard me and were concerned and ran over. We laughed for a long time. She ended up arresting the driver for being suspended.

Pretty sure she should have guven a warning that time.

When you're feeling great but your hotel mirror puts you back in check.

When you're feeling great but your hotel mirror puts you back in check.

It's somehow worse than accidentally turning on your phone camera when it's facing you.

Holy shit thank you for this hilariousness

http://i.imgur.com/VDi1ICZ.png

can I get an ipad case with this printed on it please

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Two legendary chess players gauging each others boards. Rivalry at its classiest.

Two legendary chess players gauging each others boards. Rivalry at its classiest.

Had to do a double take, thought Carlsen was playing pantless

Magnus Carlsen and I believe Viswanathan Anand. Two of the top and not huge fans of each other. I love how stressed their opponents are and they couldn't care less, this round doesn't matter, next one does.

Edit- As some have mentioned there is a lot of mutual respect between the two players I was thinking of more of a good rivalry between the two.

This is Bilbao Chess Master final. Magnus Carlsen would go on to win this event (he would win it again the following year and again 2016)

Anand would actually lose to the player he's playing (Vassily Ivanchuk) I think hard to tell who it is. Anand would win in 2014.

http://imgur.com/a/OWq8H

There's a documentary about Magnus on Netflix, it's super good. It all leads up to him playing against the guy he's staring at. Edit: I accidentally got too Netflix crazy. And it's called, Magnus.

My 7th metaphoto with Adam Savage, my first as a boy.

My 7th metaphoto with Adam Savage, my first as a boy.

It really irritates me that you guys switch sides.

Edit: I'm talking about how they are on the left side in one photo then on the right in all the others.

Edit: I'm talking about how they are on the left side in one photo then on the right in all the others.

PHRASING

To be fair, op is putting a lot of effort into getting that goatee you requested.

Let's hope this thread isn't as bad as last years.

Let's not make Adam Savage ashamed of us again

Venezuelans are still in the streets, after 50 days of constant protesting.

Venezuelans are still in the streets, after 50 days of constant protesting.

Here's hoping people are able to toss corrupt politicians in Venezuela, Paraguay, and Brazil without too much upheaval.

The story begins with a man named Hugo Chavez. He loved the man called "The Liberator", Simon Bolivar. You see Bolivar was a man from Venezuela who led the fight for South American independence from the Spanish Empire, he was the South American George Washington, and was a pen pal of both Lafayette and Jefferson. Bolivia is also named after Simon Bolivar, and since Chavez renamed Venezuela to be "The Bolivarian Republic of" Simon Bolivar has more nations named for him than any other. Bolivar was badass and he stood for throwing off Imperialist shackles, so Chavez took bits of Socialism and tossed it into Bolivar's writings and figured that he'd do to the United States what Bolivar did to Spain.

After a failed military coup in 1992, Hugo Chavez built himself a socialist political party and rose to power through legitimate means. He won the Presidency in 1999, and for the first few years everything was cool. He started a bunch of international aid programs so that South American nations could pool resources together instead of relying on foreign investment and loans from the IMF. He eased a bunch of hurdles and dispatched the military to make all kinds of public health programs in poverty stricken areas a reality.

Then, in his second term he started trading oil for doctors. Crazy, but the deal was with Cuba. He shipped oil to Cuba. Cuba shipped doctors to Venezuela to work in the move impoverished areas. Unorthodox, but still helping everyone... oh yeah, then he badmouthed the US just after 9/11 and took over US-owned oil assets for local companies.

This led a bunch of people who felt that being on the US's bad side when it was invading places ostensibly for oil to freak out. There was a coup attempt against Chavez that failed, and Chavez went all dark side on everyone.

He nationalized the oil industry, turning all the important jobs over to people he trusted. It turned out that they didn't know how the oil industry worked, and production has never recovered. He also declared that the way forward was Marxist-Leninist and ended up "acquiring" a bunch of TV stations and newspapers that seemed to be happy with the coup. This alienated everyone except the poor, who found someone who listened to them.

From then on things started to get worse. The government relied more and more on oil to get international agreements aimed at limiting US influence in the area and to cover the costs of the welfare programs as other businesses dried up due to an "economic war" against US-controlled capitalists. A drought started to damage agriculture and the reliance on hydro dams resulted in regular power outages for years. The government pegged the Bolivar (the new currency of Venezuela) to the Dollar so that the Bolivar would never be weak to the dollar.

But, the lid stayed on. Chavez was an aggressive and savvy leader who was able to keep things going. But, he got cancer and died in 2013.

When he died Maduro took over and the wheels came off almost immediately. Maduro is in every way a pale echo of Chavez. He's not as smart or charismatic and he certainly doesn't have the vision. But, he says the same sort of thing and he was Chavez's best friend and hand-picked successor.

Well, the government ran out of money. It couldn't rely on taxes because most of the businesses couldn't operate, and no one believed the government when it said that its currency was worth that much so no foreign company would take it. Since local companies needed to exchange Bolivars for Dollars to make deals, and the "official" rate was laughable the banks ran out of Dollars almost immediately. The government then blocked anyone from doing that, but then everyone began running out of food and medicine. So the government instituted a lottery where if you needed to import something you applied and you might get some dollars from oil sales... only this was when the price of oil collapses once fracking became a thing... so suddenly the government had WAY less money to go around. Long story short, it's been a few years since there's been enough food and medicine to go around.

Whenever a company tries to get currency another way, raises prices to keep pace with inflation, or collapses because it can't function without something its lacking the government comes in and seizes the operation and forces it to stay open. Naturally, the new enterprise operates at a loss or not at all because there was a reason why it was struggling in the first place and nothing has been solved. But, it's a way for the buddies of high ranking government officials to get cushy management positions.

Crime is well out of control, despite the government pulling the army off of "building infrastructure" and using them as police. With people short on essential goods, like medicine, and no way to buy it as Bolivars are worthless online and no one has anything else theft is pretty much the only option left. The criminal underworld has exploded.

Finally done with it, the Venezuelans voted the Socialists out. Only Maduro declared a state of emergency. That emergency being that he's about to be booted and the courts (packed with Chavez appointees) allowed it. He now rules by fiat, and the legislature is basically meeting to protest at this point.

Sick of it and a bunch of plans that failed miserably (most of the Cuban doctors fled to the US when things started getting really bad and they ran out of medicine) the Venezuelans are protesting because they want someone who isn't going to make them starve to avoid admitting that the Strong Bolivar isn't so strong after all.

Edit: I derped a word. "Chavez" and "Bolivar" sort of blended together for a minute. It seems that I fell for Chavez's dastardly scheme.

If there's no food, what are they eating?

I feel like their government is stalling and waiting for their people to go hungry, thus ending the protests that way.

One of the oldest houses in France, built in 1491

One of the oldest houses in France, built in 1491

Whenever I see a building like this I wonder how much of the current material is actually original, it has to have been rebuilt in parts and repaired countless times right?

Its name is Maison d'Adam, and it is located in Angers, Maine-et-Loire.

House of Theseus

"it is one of the architectural testimonies of the medieval heritage still existing today, since it was built around 1491"

Wow. That's quite older than I'd imagined, I actually had to look it up to see if the date was correct. Perfect maintenance I have to say.

My Mom passed a few months ago. We had to clean out her house. Found these two items separately among boxes and boxes of junk. Made me smile.

My Mom passed a few months ago. We had to clean out her house. Found these two items separately among boxes and boxes of junk. Made me smile.

I think we always underestimate how much we meant to our parents. Sorry for your loss OP

I was doing alright until you said that. It always embarrassed me my whole life how much she loved me. Every stupid little thing I did was amazing to her. It took her dying to realize that no one will ever think about me like that again.

She loved you a lot.

I'd imagine that changes once you have kids.

Happy little cosplay...

Happy little cosplay...

I'm sorry but I can see the shape of his penis AND NOW I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING ELSE.

Just a happy accident.

Boob Ross?

"Okay, and there's a happy little accident, down there."

Proof for the "Uncle" artist drama!

Proof for the "Uncle" artist drama!

This picture of Neil Simone holding proof he's ops uncle is really a painting by Neil Simone.

Hey. OP here from the original "Uncle" artist picture that flew to the top of /r/all before being removed. 

After receiving around 20 death threats (just another day on Reddit) I figured I should clear things up. 

Pretty sure this will get removed, but I just wanted to clear my name. I was absolutely unaware of any previous posts of my Uncle's work. He's fairly well known, but I thought only around my local county of North Yorkshire so it never occurred to me there would be previous pictures on Reddit and as such, never bothered checking. A faux pas on my part!

When all is said and done, I wanted to give Neil some exposure which I'm happy he got! 

Here is bonus pic and definitely one of my favourites. 

If you guys have any questions for Neil, please let me know!

Edit: Original thread 

Edit 2: A lot of people are asking about the canvas behind him. It's a freestanding painting where the whole thing is technically part of the painting. A better picture of it is here.  

The bottom legs are real, everything above them is a single flat canvas that he painted to look 3D. I once actually went to pick the pencil up. An absolute mind fuck!

Edit 3: Neil's Website

Hey. OP here from the original "Uncle" artist picture that flew to the top of /sub/all before being removed.

After receiving around 20 death threats (just another day on Reddit) I figured I should clear things up.

Pretty sure this will get removed, but I just wanted to clear my name. I was absolutely unaware of any previous posts of my Uncle's work. He's fairly well known, but I thought only around my local county of North Yorkshire so it never occurred to me there would be previous pictures on Reddit and as such, never bothered checking. A faux pas on my part!

When all is said and done, I wanted to give Neil some exposure which I'm happy he got!

Here is bonus and definitely one of my favourites.

If you guys have any questions for Neil, please let me know!

Edit: Original thread

Edit 2: A lot of people are asking about the canvas behind him. It's a freestanding painting where the whole thing is technically part of the painting. A better picture of it is here.

The bottom legs are real, everything above them is a single flat canvas that he painted to look 3D. I once actually went to pick the pencil up. An absolute mind fuck!

Edit 3: Neil's Website

Bamboozled again!

Welcome to reddit, where 95% of the population are entitled assholes with nothing better to do than try to yell louder than one another. Your uncle's work is fantastic and inspiring.

Try one of these subthreads