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
Community Member
2 years ago

are you fucking kidding me..

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#2

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#3

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#4

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

Drink Soda To Help Fight Diabetes

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#5

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
Community Member
2 years ago

IMO this is the most ridiculous thing on this list

SykesDaMan
Community Member
2 years ago

Agreed! I don't think a lot of people really care about this ... thing! :D

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AnnaB
Community Member
2 years ago

l absolutely hate that made-up ridiculous term "influencer"...

Pinky Pop
Community Member
2 years ago

especially when Kim Kardashian is classed as one.....

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Tobias Meiner
Community Member
2 years ago

This was a publicity stunt by people behind 'Like and Subscribe' Twitter account (who themselves did not qualify now). Backlash and the fact that 'Like and Subscribe' is already a name of popular Youtube podcast apparently forced the account holders to fold. Oh, and in case you wonder, the mural was located at 7753 Melrose Ave, but it has been painted over by some street artist(s) shortly after the stunt.

Joe Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

No problem, you can use an editing program such as Photoshop to add a person's photo to it. Final-5b9b...7892c7.jpg Final-5b9b1ac7892c7.jpg

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Nailed it!

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just pathetic lol

diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

Mural sign should read "City of A***es"

Ffaelan Condragh
Community Member
2 years ago

It was a satirical publicity stunt. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zm8dwx/only-influencers-can-take-photos-at-this-la-mural-and-people-are-pissed

Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a Black Mirror episode come to life

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Like that is the measure of a person's worth.

BetaWanderer
Community Member
2 years ago

This was staged :)

Efi Karafotia
Community Member
2 years ago

This has to be a joke of course! Haha!

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG ...really?? I don’t see the Kardumbshian’s there,weird.

Sherilyn Powell
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like Venice! OMG, I need to move. This sucks. Venice used to be cool, all comers welcome. Now, it's gentrified beyond recognition. :-(

Nicklas Linder
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone should paint a similar wall and only let people with no friends, or less than 10 followers take a pic there...

Ivana
Community Member
2 years ago

What? Is the art piece suppose to be a statement about social media or is this just straight up real with no irony?

Red
Community Member
2 years ago

just. people must have over 20 000 followers only. the sheer fact that things in real life are also affected by followers though like seriously. jeez

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Gosh how pathetic

Paul Z.
Community Member
3 months ago

Whahahaha.... so sad. Bunch of sad f***s🤣

Wendy Marcus
Community Member
3 months ago

How very LA of them! They are the most self centered people! They throw themselves multiple parties a year to celebrate themselves!

OCDRobot
Community Member
3 months ago

That is tacky as hell. wow.

Fikri IRShade
Community Member
3 months ago

doesnt that defeated the purpose of the whole thing?

Just Me
Community Member
11 months ago

there is something seriously wrong with this world

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

What a great way to use the tax payers money by not allowing them to take a picture by this mural that they paid for.

Malicity D'Obscura
Community Member
2 years ago

Clearly a wanka tent.

lia minou
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL!

Darryl Kerrigan
Community Member
2 years ago

lmao.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
2 years ago

obnoxious

Ngaire Jermaine
Community Member
2 years ago

What the actual fuck?

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 years ago

WALTRIP? Dude, lose the shirt.

A. Najime
Community Member
2 years ago

Influencers? wtf man?

Natalie Singer
Community Member
2 years ago

My god, this is an episode of Black Mirror. That show freaks me out because some of it is so true and happening now (some of it will happen in the future, I am sure of it!)

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
2 years ago

What are they going to do, guard it 24 hrs a day? And when they can't do that, will they paint over it? What a bunch of a$$holes.

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
Community Member
2 years ago

yeah, that's LA

Moe Less
Community Member
2 years ago

I'll pass...

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
2 years ago

This is actually a BS post- it was an advertising thing-

Sherilyn Powell
Community Member
2 years ago

OMFG!!! THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS!

Lori Wilson
Community Member
2 years ago

They had a "Black Mirror" episode about this kind of thing exactly!

Pippa Runs
Community Member
2 years ago

Ummm

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
2 years ago

My younger brother runs NUE Urban Arts and some of the murals that he has organised make this one look like a pile of excrement. seriously, they did some bus stops in the area and one got vandalised. EVERYONE was up in arms about the damage and only calmed down once it was repaired and restored. NUE (New Urban Era) has a facebook and twitter account

Teleri Nyfain
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG how utterly stupid :(

Maria Ines Molina
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF? is this for real?

Space Nurd
Community Member
2 years ago

Wowwww

Penny Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

My jaw literally hit the desk.......

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it's a wonderful bit of satire, not to mention creating a list of people to put at the front of the guillotine line when the revolution comes.

Carol Mizelle
Community Member
2 years ago

Gross!

Arran Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

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Debbie
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF!!!!!

Glenn Letourneau
Community Member
2 years ago

Lame AF!

Isla Reyne
Community Member
2 years ago

For anyone thinking the Black Mirror episode "Nosedive" was ridiculous....well, here it is. Holy shite this is disturbing.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

be a shame if someone accidentally set it on fire

Hurrem Haseki
Community Member
2 years ago

This HAS to be fake, I can't believe it

Elizabeth Mitchell
Community Member
2 years ago

Art should be available to everyone, not for advertising dollars.

Jorge Padilla
Community Member
2 years ago

What....!!!?? That is extremely unnecessary, I hope nobody goes there anymore.

cwa92464
Community Member
2 years ago

verified dbags maybe

Hugo Raible
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably, the guard and the wall were part of the artistic concept, not the mural alone. Seems that the artist succeeded with igniting a discussion.

Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds like LA in a nutshell

FABULOUS1
Community Member
2 years ago

I dont know if this is the same as the pink selfie wall that was just vandalized but either way both are dumb. Just because i dont have 20,000 followers I have been an influencer as long as I can remember. I influence my children to get up everyday and make a better life for themselves and their family by doing the same, I influence others by trying to do always do the right thing and help others that need me.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Children are our future. Your's sound fortunate to have a parent like you.

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John Meise
Community Member
2 years ago

wow...what the actual fuck?

Katie Fallon
Community Member
2 years ago

No way! This has to be part of some stunt. Like the pic on the right is a commentary of how social media obsessed we've become.

Erwin Sanz
Community Member
2 years ago

This is kinda funny

Wanderlust89
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a joke, isn't it?!

Toby Shew
Community Member
2 years ago

don't ya think it could be making a point (before this article)

Wendy
Community Member
2 years ago

Don’t play into this with outrage. It’s clearly a marketing stunt. Tell someone they can’t do something and they’ll want to do it.

JessG
Community Member
2 years ago

I agree!

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Lori Wilson
Community Member
2 years ago

They had a "Black Mirror" episode about this crap exactly!

Bobbi Qualls
Community Member
2 years ago

Private mural in public place. And now guarded. Only the wealthy and influence can have their pic. with it. I'm thinking take the mural down if it's not for everyone.

Carol Mizelle
Community Member
2 years ago

Gross.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

What? Come on.

Abby Not Normal
Community Member
2 years ago

That is so LA.

K. LNU
Community Member
2 years ago

SMH. It's not even really spectacular "art."

Annet Rintjema
Community Member
2 years ago

This is crazy...

SandaPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

Haaaas anyone even seen Black Mirror on Netflix o_o

Anouk
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf?

Efia
Community Member
2 years ago

What the hell is an influencer?! What do they do? what do I have to do to be an influencer? serious question.. I only hear this word for makeup selling kids on Instagram. Which qualifications do you need to be called like that?

Oscar
Community Member
2 years ago

*sighs*

Melvin Dragvelk
Community Member
2 years ago

That is because it is a PRIVATE portable painting.

Celental Midnight
Community Member
2 years ago

The fuck????

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

For some reason this pisses me off way more than it should.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

We've fed this monster. Ugh.

Riley Pugh
Community Member
2 years ago

wait why

Mark Gill
Community Member
2 years ago

And the guy with a NASCAR shirt on was and "influencer"? Stoop!

Michelle Leahy
Community Member
2 years ago

maybe a Nathan for You stunt ?

Kevin Camp
Community Member
2 years ago

This is LA in a nutshell. It is the biggest fascade in the world. One of the worst places in the world I have ever visited and due mainly to the people who live there.

KaPOW
Community Member
2 years ago

I cant think of anything more cringe than standing in that line waiting to have your 'individual' picture taken thinking how bloody wonderful you are for not being tuned away.

birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Well that sounds a little self-serving and conceded.

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

that seem a joke.

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
2 years ago

Oxy-moronic

Rocky Joe
Community Member
2 years ago

Whaaatttt? This is plain insanity

Joe Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't see any problem with this. People should be able to do whatever they want with their own property. Anyway, you can easily download this photo off the internet and add your own photo to it using an editing program such as Photoshop.

Don Flynn
Community Member
2 years ago

this is f'n bullshit

spirit wolf
Community Member
2 years ago

HAH! WHAT SORTA OF A DIABOLICAL NIGHTMARE HAS THE WORLD COME TO? *shudders*

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

STUPID just stupid

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
Community Member
2 years ago

So wrong and stupid! It makes my artist soul wince with the nauseating exclusivity of this practice- shame on the artist who agreed this was ok

Hugo Raible
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it was part of the performance. The guard was probably part of the concept.

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

They can effing keep it for themselves than.

Birchy Cat
Community Member
2 years ago

Again WTF!

Ahkilah Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

This is insaaaaaaaaaaane

tarebear
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow this is just.....I don't think ridiculous is a strong enough word for it..

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

oh man, that makes me want to go on a trip with a paintball gun

TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
2 years ago

WHAT the hell??!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

No buyers - no bizniz

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#6

Look At All That Freedom

Look At All That Freedom

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years 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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#7

The Only Way To Live

The Only Way To Live

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Lotte
Community Member
2 years ago

this is just sad

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#8

Healthcare Described In One Picture

Healthcare Described In One Picture

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 years 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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#9

You Get 3 Minutes

You Get 3 Minutes

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

How will they bear all that philanthropy

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#10

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years 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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#11

"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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#12

"Anti-Homeless" Bench

"Anti-Homeless" Bench

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Maiun
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF!!!!?!

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#13

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
Community Member
2 years 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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#14

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
Community Member
2 years ago

Welcome to hell

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#15

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
Community Member
2 years 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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#16

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
Community Member
2 years ago

THATS our president folks!

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#17

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#18

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
Community Member
2 years ago

other with a landslide

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#19

Teaching Kids To Read Via Logos

Teaching Kids To Read Via Logos

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r3dd3v1lL
Community Member
2 years 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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#20

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

that's just sad

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#21

Totally Normal And Fine

Totally Normal And Fine

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#22

S**t Like This Just Happens Constantly Now

S**t Like This Just Happens Constantly Now

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#23

Liquidation Sale

Liquidation Sale

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years 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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#24

Plastic, As God Made It

Plastic, As God Made It

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
2 years 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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#25

Gun Show This Weekend

Gun Show This Weekend

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TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#26

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
Community Member
2 years ago

"Living in America!" LOL

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#27

Late Stage Capitalism

Late Stage Capitalism

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years 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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#28

Be Happy

Be Happy

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years 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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#29

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

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-
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#30

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
Community Member
2 years 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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#31

Google Helps Its Sponsors Before Its Users

Google Helps Its Sponsors Before Its Users

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Sollipop
Community Member
2 years ago

there are no words

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#32

They Love It!

They Love It!

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

NOPE. Biggest nope of my life NOPE

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#33

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
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a dalmation out the backseat window?

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#34

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
Community Member
2 years 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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#35

Watch Live

Watch Live

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Makiko Kuramoto
Community Member
2 years ago

disgusting

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#36

Boring Dystopia

Boring Dystopia

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Time to disconnect people!

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#37

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
Community Member
2 years 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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#38

You Don't Need Therapy

You Don't Need Therapy

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Joe Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#39

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

The Fortune In These Fortune Cookies

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

A freaking commercial!

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#40

Bleeding You Dry

Bleeding You Dry

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#41

Aligned With The Holiday Spirit

Aligned With The Holiday Spirit

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Tobias Meiner
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#42

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#43

How America Ends

How America Ends

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is this shown on television?

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#44

The Important News

The Important News

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years 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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#45

Golden Fistbump

Golden Fistbump

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. The lack of self-awareness is astounding.

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#46

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#47

Happiness Within Reach

Happiness Within Reach

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Kjorn
Community Member