What comes to mind when you think of a dystopian universe? is it Dali-esque surrealist landscapes or is it a more realistic world like 'The Handmaidens Tale' or '1984.' Well, according to the late Brtish academic and cultural theorist Mark Fisher, we are already living in a present-day dystopian society and folks - it is very boring.

The term 'boring dystopia' was coined by Fisher in 2015 and refers to the subliminal coercion that abounds in a capitalist society. So subtle that unless you're looking, you might not realize these problems with society are actually already happening. Charlie Booker's Black Mirror is the closest fantasy depiction of this theory, with his episodes questioning how far is too far when it comes to our evolving technology and how close we are to the dystopian future.

However, for real-life examples of this theory, and social issues coming together with, it look no further than the sub-Reddit titled 'A Boring Dystopia,' which is dedicated to sharing images that are disturbingly unassuming. From the poster that reads "Sleep deprivation is your drug of choice. You might be a doer," or a bus passing by with bold black letters stating, "You don't need therapy you just need a new car," the following photos may make you question every society problem in a different light.

Scroll down below to see the Orwellian thread of signs on problems with the world!

#1

Peak Bureaucracy (Happened In Toronto)

Peak Bureaucracy (Happened In Toronto)

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Linda 11 months ago

are you fucking kidding me..

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#2

How To Advertise To Millennials

How To Advertise To Millennials

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Aaron Kara 11 months ago

It's funny coz its true #cries#

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#3

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Ben Smith 11 months ago

Tell you what...it's difficult to limit screen time for kids, but it's so very important.

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#4

I Guess We Just Have To Get Used To This

I Guess We Just Have To Get Used To This

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Ola Polowczyk 11 months ago

Well, this is sad. But it's a description of "Better safe than sorry"

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#5

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

This is soooo bad I couldn't help but laught.

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#6

You Must Be Noteworthy To Take A Selfie At This Spot

You Must Be Noteworthy To Take A Selfie At This Spot

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nanashi 11 months ago

IMO this is the most ridiculous thing on this list

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#7

Look At All That Freedom

Look At All That Freedom

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ADHORTATOR 11 months ago

Reminds me Henry Ford "A customer can have a car painted any color he wants as long as it’s black”

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#8

The Only Way To Live

The Only Way To Live

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Lotte 11 months ago

this is just sad

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#9

Healthcare Described In One Picture

Healthcare Described In One Picture

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chi-wei shen 11 months ago (edited)

Based on the ATM symbol ("bankomat" on yellow background with Raiffeisen logo) and the uniform of the paramedics it is from Croatia. The photo dates back to September 2016, and the Photographer's name is Sandra Krunic. The original title of this photo said something about American healthcare, which doesn't fit.

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#10

You Get 3 Minutes

You Get 3 Minutes

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Chyppa Homer 11 months ago (edited)

How will they bear all that philanthropy

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#11

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Ben Smith 11 months ago

This was actually done to combat theft near a rail yard where cargo from trains was being frequently stolen. This is a fantastic example of a person using social media to twist the facts to suit their own agenda.

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#12

"How Can We Decorate Our Lobby To Look Refined While Still Being Utterly Devoid Of Character?"

"How Can We Decorate Our Lobby To Look Refined While Still Being Utterly Devoid Of Character?"

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

And people who decided this didn't think that this would make a perfect joke?

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#13

"Anti-Homeless" Bench

"Anti-Homeless" Bench

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Maiun 11 months ago

WTF!!!!?!

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#14

Quick Reminder That We've Been At War For 17 Years. Sure, People Are Sent To Fight And Die Every Day, But It's Just Old News, Right?

Quick Reminder That We've Been At War For 17 Years. Sure, People Are Sent To Fight And Die Every Day, But It's Just Old News, Right?

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r3dd3v1lL 11 months ago

You've always been at war. The USA is a warmongering country. Does that even surprise anyone at this point?

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#15

Kurt Cobain Was Not Diagnosed With A Mental Illness And Leave A Suicide Note For It To Be Turned Into A Fashion Trend

Kurt Cobain Was Not Diagnosed With A Mental Illness And Leave A Suicide Note For It To Be Turned Into A Fashion Trend

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Me 11 months ago

Welcome to hell

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#16

American Airlines Announces Pay Raises For Pilots And Flight Attendants, And Investors Balk

American Airlines Announces Pay Raises For Pilots And Flight Attendants, And Investors Balk

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Random Panda 11 months ago

Investors want to get all the money, while putting in none of the work. It's the workers' labor that creates value, which brings in the money. It makes sense they should be paid appropriately.

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#17

Mass Shootings Are Now So Frequent That President Trump Just Copies-And-Pastes His Condolences

 Mass Shootings Are Now So Frequent That President Trump Just Copies-And-Pastes His Condolences

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TheDivineMs.M 11 months ago

THATS our president folks!

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#18

Education For Your Kids? Not Important. Buy Our Expensive Car Instead

Education For Your Kids? Not Important. Buy Our Expensive Car Instead

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Miklós Nagy 11 months ago

"We need cheap workforce in our factory in the future too!"

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#19

Trump's Official Survey Doesn't Include Any Negative Response Options

 Trump's Official Survey Doesn't Include Any Negative Response Options

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stellermatt 11 months ago

other with a landslide

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#20

Teaching Kids To Read Via Logos

Teaching Kids To Read Via Logos

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r3dd3v1lL 11 months ago

I don't know why but to me this seems to be more vulgar and immoral than the last porn movie I watched.

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#21

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Sollipop 11 months ago

that's just sad

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#22

Totally Normal And Fine

Totally Normal And Fine

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birdhouse 11 months ago

Be careful now. All the Trump supporters will cry fake news.

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#23

S**t Like This Just Happens Constantly Now

S**t Like This Just Happens Constantly Now

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

I wonder if that fake smile would open the door from the #17 post

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#24

Liquidation Sale

Liquidation Sale

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stellermatt 11 months ago

not as bad as 'things to do before you die' why not 'things to do while you're still alive' much more positive.

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#25

Plastic, As God Made It

Plastic, As God Made It

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Paul K. Johnson 11 months ago

Didn't George Carlin say that the only reason Earth hasn't killed us is that it can't make plastic and needs us to do it?

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#26

Gun Show This Weekend

Gun Show This Weekend

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TheDivineMs.M 11 months ago

It's been documented that after a mass/school shooting, gun sales actually go up. How sick is that?

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#27

Teachers Gifted Supplies For Their Classrooms ...on A Talk Show

Teachers Gifted Supplies For Their Classrooms ...on A Talk Show

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PickleRick 11 months ago

"Living in America!" LOL

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#28

Late Stage Capitalism

Late Stage Capitalism

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Chyppa Homer 11 months ago

Shouldn't the simple fact that you're out of blood, solve ALL your problems ? Including housing ? Just a tought

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#29

Be Happy

Be Happy

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Chyppa Homer 11 months ago

Yeah, if you don't smile, an exec will immediately bolt from his office and grin at the door for you :D

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#30

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

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- 11 months ago

Yes. STUNNING!! (It's sarcasm, relax)

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#31

Jaywalkers Under Surveillance In Shenzhen Soon To Be Punished Via Text Messages

 Jaywalkers Under Surveillance In Shenzhen Soon To Be Punished Via Text Messages

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Naima Ivansdóttir 11 months ago

how is this surprising? did you really think they were developing this kind of technology just for your social photo tagging to be easier? come on.

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#32

Google Helps Its Sponsors Before Its Users

Google Helps Its Sponsors Before Its Users

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Sollipop 11 months ago

there are no words

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#33

They Love It!

They Love It!

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Anne 11 months ago

NOPE. Biggest nope of my life NOPE

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#34

I Withdrew Some Cash And The Receipt Has The Most Dystopian Bloody Thing On It

I Withdrew Some Cash And The Receipt Has The Most Dystopian Bloody Thing On It

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Nikki D 11 months ago

Is that a dalmation out the backseat window?

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#35

I'm Sure The Sermen Drew Some Comparison With Following "False Prophets"

I'm Sure The Sermen Drew Some Comparison With Following "False Prophets"

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

I don't think this challenge honor the Christ... Poor Him, it must be tiredsome to be loved by idiots.

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#36

Watch Live

Watch Live

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Makiko Kuramoto 11 months ago

disgusting

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#37

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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birdhouse 11 months ago

Time to disconnect people!

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#38

It’s Really Hard Watching Other People Live Out Your Dreams

It’s Really Hard Watching Other People Live Out Your Dreams

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ille102 11 months ago

It is probably obvious to most, but the reductress is, just like the onion, a satire site :) just so you know

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#39

You Don't Need Therapy

You Don't Need Therapy

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Joe Clark 11 months ago

You need a new car so you can drive to therapy.

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#40

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

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birdhouse 11 months ago

A freaking commercial!

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#41

Bleeding You Dry

Bleeding You Dry

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

Giving your blood is a good thing, having no choice but selling your blood sucks

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#42

Aligned With The Holiday Spirit

Aligned With The Holiday Spirit

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Tobias Meiner 11 months ago

And? This can be a police parking lot, military base, impound lot, a mint etc.

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#43

You've Heard Of Elf On The Shelf, Now Get Ready For

You've Heard Of Elf On The Shelf, Now Get Ready For

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Smoofy 11 months ago

HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING, HE KNOWS WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE

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#44

How America Ends

How America Ends

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chi-wei shen 11 months ago

Why is this shown on television?

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#45

The Important News

The Important News

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Chyppa Homer 11 months ago

It's an update. Bus probably fell from the cliff, crashed on a cemetery, and they are keeping the viewers up to date on how many victims they keep finding under the wreck. Chips look tasty though :D

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#46

Golden Fistbump

Golden Fistbump

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Random Panda 11 months ago

Wow. The lack of self-awareness is astounding.

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#47

This Escorting Website Features A Live-Updated Student Debt Clock

This Escorting Website Features A Live-Updated Student Debt Clock

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

So consequently, government, banks, and universities are pimps.

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#48

Happiness Within Reach

Happiness Within Reach

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Kjorn 11 months ago

people who 'live' in walmart and mcdo doesn't like to walk :-)

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#49

Back To School Shopping

Back To School Shopping

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Mira Maier 11 months ago

Those are the moments I feel really sorry for all you US-parents having to fear for the safety of your babies when sending them off to school.

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#50

Facebook Served Me An Ad Inside Of A Private Chat

Facebook Served Me An Ad Inside Of A Private Chat

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TheDivineMs.M 11 months ago

Nothing is private on Facebook, even when you think it is.

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#51

Their Main Concern Isn't Population Changes, It's Diaper Sales

Their Main Concern Isn't Population Changes, It's Diaper Sales

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Ben Smith 11 months ago

Thank God. We're already over populated

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#52

Over 2 Million People Watched "Top 10 Teen Life Sentence Reactions" For Their Entertainment

Over 2 Million People Watched "Top 10 Teen Life Sentence Reactions" For Their Entertainment

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chi-wei shen 11 months ago

Sadly enough, curiosity at the misfortune of others is part of life. In this case it’s some sort of guilt free entertainment because all the convicts were murderers and surely deserved that harsh punishment.

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#53

4 Ways Sexual Harassment Can Cost Us

4 Ways Sexual Harassment Can Cost Us

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Random Panda 11 months ago

This looks like it's aimed at management that ignores workers' bad conduct, because they happen to be good at their job or they just don't think it's a big deal. It makes sense the campaign would tackle the issue from this angle, as this is the only way to get through to these people. Still shitty, but I get it.

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#54

Protect The Dear Leader, Report Fake News

Protect The Dear Leader, Report Fake News

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issam 11 months ago

He wished he looked like that figure .

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#55

Hey Human, Wan't Cold And Clean Water? Subscribe For Just $1.99 A Month

Hey Human, Wan't Cold And Clean Water? Subscribe For Just $1.99 A Month

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Sally Appleton 11 months ago

Bet they're connected to the exact same pipe

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#56

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Prestigous Cactus 11 months ago

Correction: Cali: "Can you guys fight this fire? We can't pay you much and you won't be able to become a firefighter later. But it's completely voluntary." *People* in *Prison*: Yeah whatever we'll do it. Cali: We'll make sure you guys get credit on Twitter. PiP: Wouldn't it be dumb if people complained about that? Cali: Yeah that would be dumb, thanks guys.

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#57

Remember, Your Job Is W H O Y O U A R E

Remember, Your Job Is W H O Y O U A R E

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John Montgomery 11 months ago

And it makes for shitty conversation when meeting people. "What do you do?" Zzzzzzzz. I'd much rather know what someone's hobby is or what they do to bring joy into their lives. Even if it's sports or religion, it's better than hearing about what one does to fund their fun.

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#58

Addiction Is The Most Powerful Tool For Workplace Productivity

Addiction Is The Most Powerful Tool For Workplace Productivity

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PyroarRanger 11 months ago

uh what

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#59

A Breath Of Fresh Air At The Airport

A Breath Of Fresh Air At The Airport

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birdhouse 11 months ago

No one will even look up from their phones to notice.

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#60

This Student Loan Payment Site That Looks Like A Mobile Game...

This Student Loan Payment Site That Looks Like A Mobile Game...

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Amanda Ford 11 months ago

This is a legitimate thing. This is Givling. By playing a trivia game and watching ads

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#61

Get Drunk, Go Shopping, Kill Yourself

Get Drunk, Go Shopping, Kill Yourself

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- 11 months ago

well.... Can't say no to that.

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#62

Stories That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity. The First Two Are Ads

Stories That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity. The First Two Are Ads

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PyroarRanger 11 months ago

well one is called the hope detector, and the other is good odds??? it sounds nice?

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#63

Just Work Until You Die

Just Work Until You Die

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issam 11 months ago

Eat coffee !? Who does that !

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#64

H A P P I N E S S

H A P P I N E S S

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Boo 11 months ago

What's up with that rogue truck going the wrong way?

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#65

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Andrew Gibb 11 months ago

The British Army is one of the very few Armies in the World that still recruits child soldiers. The UK is one of only 19 countries worldwide to recruit 16-year-olds. Other countries that do so include North Korea, Iran and Syria. No other EU or Nato member state recruits 16-year-olds. Some 2,250 minors were recruited into the armed forces in the past 12 months. The army alone enlisted 1,000 16-year-olds. This makes 16-year-olds the single biggest age group entering the army. The army states that it uses the recruitment of minors as “an opportunity to mitigate standard entry shortfalls, particularly for the infantry”. This is worrying because the infantry has the highest fatality and injury rate of any branch of the armed forces. Child Soldiers International has found that soldiers who enlisted at 16 were twice as likely to die in Afghanistan as those who enlisted aged 18 or above

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#66

Found In The Chicago Tribune: "Brand Disputes Make Couples Unhappy"

Found In The Chicago Tribune: "Brand Disputes Make Couples Unhappy"

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Wil Vanderheijden 11 months ago

Ridicolous. I don't care what brand whiskey my wife buys. As long as she's buying whiskey, I'm good.

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#67

The More You Consume The Happier You’ll Be

The More You Consume The Happier You’ll Be

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- 11 months ago

Who needs people? Not me

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#68

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

This is not important all. In France, the nursery rythm and kid songs we teach to our kids are mostly creepy AF and it doesn't make them serial killers. There is nothing to get upset here. This isn't dystopian at all, it's just people trying to get attention with a story that is probably not even true.

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#69

The Cash For Gold Business Is Getting Into The Dystopian Market

The Cash For Gold Business Is Getting Into The Dystopian Market

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Nadja Lambacher 11 months ago

That`s normal? Every shop that buys gold advertises that it includes gold teeth. At least here in Germany.

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#70

Now Kids Can Play And Learn About Consumerism

Now Kids Can Play And Learn About Consumerism

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Anne 11 months ago

This kind of toys has been around since forever. It's not about consumerism, its about learning to add and cost of things.

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#71

Mcdonalds Targeting Kids

Mcdonalds Targeting Kids

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Mindy Keys 11 months ago

McD's has been targeting kids since they opened. Their spokesman is a creepy clown after all.

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#72

Our Excessive Working Hours Prevent Our Employees Proper Amounts Of Sleep! Aren't We Quirky?

Our Excessive Working Hours Prevent Our Employees Proper Amounts Of Sleep! Aren't We Quirky?

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Anne 11 months ago

Oh shut up. Bakers have since the invention of the job being an external one have to rise early AF. They start early - they stop early. If they don't get enough sleep, that's not on their employer.

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#73

Start 'Em Young

Start 'Em Young

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Anne 11 months ago

yes, start m young. teach them to shop, to select produce, to cook. Wait.. that's just all part of raising your kids ffs

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