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

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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.

Mark Fergel
Community Member
2 years ago

Still entrapment.

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Tobias Meiner
Community Member
2 years ago

'Society' does not 'impoverish' people. Inequalities are very rarely the result of deliberate action. Furthermore, being poor does not make you a thief, being dishonest does. There is nothing dystopian here.

Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

Also a great example of dissociating personal responsibility with disparities in society. How very SJW of you.

RaY1
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

We all make our own decisions.....regardless if society is less fair to some individuals, we all still can make choices to better our situation. Just because something is "easy to grab", doesn't give you the right to. Matty boy can go shove his "dystopia" statement right up his ass.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

'Poor' does not have to equal 'thief'. There's a choice there. Some make the right ones and overcome being impoverished. Others don't.

Kiki
Community Member
2 years ago

Stop teaching your kids that it's okay to take things that aren't yours and you wouldn't have this problem. If they stole from the truck, that was entirely their choice. All you are doing is implying that the only thing keeping your kids honest is lack of opportunity. Is that really the image you want for your kids?

Hugo Raible
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just victim blaming. Stealing is wrong.

Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
2 years ago

this reminds me of that simpsons episode where the police handed out free boat coupons to defaulters XD

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol I remember that one

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Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
2 years ago

Still, one should not take what is not yours..

Noël Vose
Community Member
2 years ago

Here's a Vox story that explains the issue. You can decide what you think based the article or any other you chose to look up, ok? https://www.vox.com/2018/8/7/17661240/video-chicago-police-bait-truck-nike-norfolk-southern-apology-englewood-black-neighborhood

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
2 years ago

There are two ways to look at this. The kids willing to steal shoes, or the police setting up a trap for them. Who are the real villains?

birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes this was kinda sleazy. However steeling is steeling. It's not yours, you didn't pay for it, so leave it alone.

Moe Less
Community Member
2 years ago

This person does not understand the term "entrapment." Big surprise.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
2 years ago

Chicago PD has a well-documented history of thuggery and racism but this ain't one of them: https://www.snopes.com/news/2018/08/09/chicago-bait-truck/

Little Menace
Community Member
2 years ago

So if you are underprivileged you don't need integrity and you can do whatever you like with no consequences? No wonder they steal and loot at every possibility, no wonder actually someone wants to catch them at all costs. Have some pride, stealing is low.

Jean-ster Burgin
Community Member
2 years ago

they? Who is "they"?

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cwa92464
Community Member
2 years ago

You can't fix stupid

Anthony Talak
Community Member
2 years ago

This is brilliant! Go police!

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that even legal!?? What were those teens arrested for?

Dan H
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, it is legal and they were arrested for theft

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Oerff On Tour
Community Member
2 years ago

Entrapment is a procedure that gets the case thrown out of court immediately in CIVILIZED countries.

Joseph Peter
Community Member
2 years ago

In the, everyone's a victim, clown world, entrapment is synonymous with dindunuffin.

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Taras Berestyuk
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaah i'm reading the comments and looking at the caption, and I want to cry.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
2 years ago

How is it said...”if you won’t do the time, don’t do the crime”? You can survive without shoes so. If it had been food and the kids were hungry THEN I would have been angry at the police. But that’s just MY opinion...

David Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

I mean...don’t get me wrong, I don’t advocate entrapment. But on the other hand...maybe don’t steal the Nike’s?

Jse Tolteca
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually this is against the law on many countries, is called promoting crime, and please people be real this is plain racism and is so rooted on us society just look at some comments.

Jse Tolteca
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually on many countries that is against the law is like you are promoting crime, and please people be real this is just plain racism, is sadly so embedded on us society just look at the comments

Ann Person
Community Member
2 years ago

But... technically they weren't doing anything illegal UNTIL THE COPS TRIED TO GET THEM TO DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
2 years ago

I mean, for goodness's sake. Aren't their prisons full enough already?

red rabbit
Community Member
2 years ago

When I was young, many years ago in San Francisco, the teamsters I knew were stealing and selling the merchandise all the time.

Space Nurd
Community Member
2 years ago

So stupid.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW, I am stupid, at first I thought this was a good deed shoes for the kids !!!

Pamela Scott
Community Member
2 years ago

And we wonder how this got so messed up in that city!!!!

Pamela Scott
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay Ben Smith Thank you for supplying the details. Wish I had seen your post before putting this one up!

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Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

The criminals are the ones who are the victims here? This is virtue signalling at it's finest.

jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

sick, sad, world

Celental Midnight
Community Member
2 years ago

Wtf??? I'm done...

Riley Pugh
Community Member
2 years ago

shit

Maria Ines Molina
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG

JozeeMom
Community Member
2 years ago

You who say "I don't steal. I'm no thief", you lie. If you do anything personal at work, you steal time from boss. If you ever eat grape in store before you pay, you are thief. If you take pen from work or from store or from anywhere you didn't buy it, you steal. Big thief, little thief. ALL thief!

Odette Boisvert
Community Member
2 years ago

this makes me vomit all the way... tell me it's not true!! PLEASE???

Kiki
Community Member
2 years ago

Nobody forced the kids to steal. Would it be alright for them to rape a truckload of scantily dressed women just because they are there? Would that be considered entrapment? No. Because they are fully aware that rape is wrong. Just like they know stealing is wrong.

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Jodi Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

how is that legal, seems like entrapment. But I do not know all of the laws.

Danielle
Community Member
2 years ago

"The key aspect of entrapment is this: Government agents do not entrap defendants simply by offering them an opportunity to commit a crime. Judges expect people to resist any ordinary temptation to violate the law. An entrapment defense arises when government agents resort to repugnant behavior such as the use of threats, harassment, fraud, or even flattery to induce defendants to commit crimes."

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Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
2 years ago

That's disgusting. At first I thought they put the sneakers there so the kids could have them, but to arrest kids after tempting them?

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
2 years ago

This is entrapment it would not stand up in the courts of the UK.

Monette Mestas
Community Member
2 years ago

“For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.” ― Sir Thomas More, Utopia

B. Clear
Community Member
2 years ago

Evil SOB's - don't want any shortage of prisoners...

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

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that's just racist

Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

The only way race enters this is the fact they are running shoes that can be used for races. It's police vs people who stole shit. Why does everything have to be about race?

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
2 years ago

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Lol. There is a special place in Hell for twisted people that came up with shit like this... Torture of Tantalus.

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 years ago

Were are we planning on keeping the people who nonchalantly steal merchandise?

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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

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Jesus - why not just leave food out and arrest the hungriest who eat it

Dan H
Community Member
2 years ago

Why not leave your doors open so people can come in and take what they need?

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Monika Soffronow
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2 years ago

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If I do not have enough inmates in my privately run prison - then what the hell am I supposed to do? I have a business to run! Besides: in the land of the Free they can have all the freedom they want as prisoners with Free food, Free housing and even working for Free. Got anything to say about that!?

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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
2 years ago

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

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#48

Back To School Shopping

Back To School Shopping