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
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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.

Wendy
Community Member
2 years ago

It shouldn’t be difficult- it’s a toddler.

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Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

This is what happens when you let your fucking iPad and youTube raise your children for you. Disgusting.

Chris Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely! Parents that let toddlers have ipads are probably on their own too often.

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Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

it's not "dystopian", it's shitty parenting

Mr. Re-in-act-ment
Community Member
2 years ago

a toddler? watching adult youtube? Get this kid youtube kids

Shay Hartless
Community Member
2 years ago

Orrrr actually interact with your kids

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Snakessi
Community Member
2 years ago

The caption, "Boring Dystopia?" No, that's literally just little kids watching youtube. Teach them! You're a parent, and at least lessen their screen time...

jo_shortland
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats sad

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

This. Is. Staggeringly. Wrong.

Amber Cook
Community Member
2 years ago

That's just sad!

Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds like a line from an episode of Black Mirror

First Last
Community Member
2 years ago

If this is true, then this is the most frightening thing I've read in a long, long time.

Shannon Walsh
Community Member
2 years ago

That is so sad

Karrie Moran
Community Member
2 years ago

Toddlers should not be watching so many youtube videos that they think "Goodbye" is the same as "Don't forget to subscribe". Also, what youtube videos are you letting your kid watch? The kids stuff almost never says "Don't forget to subscribe"

Nicky Oriol
Community Member
2 years ago

That's sad. Parenting fail

Den Star
Community Member
2 years ago

I kept my grandson out all afternoon today. He's in kindergarten, I picked him up at 12and we spent the afternoon at a local farm, petting animals, watching the fish in the pond, playing tic tac toe, and drinking apple cider. I do lots of stuff like that with him because he really enjoys his tablet time. I have to compete with these brilliant minds who make the devices so addictive. It's a lot of work to compete with them but we HAVE to do it. I'm not a foil hat type, but I swear these little devices suck these kids in like nothing the human race has ever experienced before. We have NO idea what the outcome is gonna be, but I don't like it and I'm guilty too obviously cuz I'm on here commenting. But we have to help the children pull away from the technology sometimes. For everybody's benefit.

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

yikes

Annet Rintjema
Community Member
2 years ago

Too sad

Tiari
Community Member
2 years ago

Bad parents always existed. Not really dystopic.

Destiny nerd
Community Member
2 years ago

O dear...

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

That is scary!

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is it difficult? You just turn it off. Takes 8 seconds.

Marco Somo
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe toddler is watching to much Ryan's Toy Reviews

Melvin Dragvelk
Community Member
2 years ago

If a Toddler is watching you tube, a parent needs to be arrested for child neglect.

Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

It doesn't? /kidding

Just Me
Community Member
4 months ago

very very sad

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

Shouldn’t “subscribe” mean “hello” instead of “goodbye”??? Confused...😳

Timm Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

An eaqual amount of computer to a 6-12 year old child would only one or one and a half of hour

Dana Marriott
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

OK this is not even funny Mom and Dad get a grip on your own child. You control what this toddler watches.

Sel Bonda
Community Member
2 years ago

Bwahaha... thank god the kid didn't shout "press my bell”!

Sarah Britt
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah...and then everyone clapped. And the kid's name? Albert Einstein.

Margaret Althea Elvenshadow
Community Member
2 years ago

? This is a joke

Jean Jenns
Community Member
2 years ago

sad...

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
Community Member
2 years ago

You let a 2 year old screw around with a computer, you're gonna get a busted computer.

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
2 years ago

My Doubt it Happened radar is flailing~

Shirley Battie
Community Member
2 years ago

sad

Jaco Smit
Community Member
2 years ago

At least he did not ask that they hit the Like button...

Jaco Smit
Community Member
2 years ago

At least he did not ask me to hit the ThumbsUp button.

Nevi Løvfelt
Community Member
2 years ago

"Remember to smash that button Mom. "

Space Nurd
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my gosh... I'm ded 😂

GiantSpaceTiger
Community Member
2 years ago

Lie.

FABULOUS1
Community Member
2 years ago

My granddaughter loves to go on youtube also. However once school started she is now only allowed on it on the weekend for a minimal time. I personally never use youtube so i dont understand that fascination with it, watching/listening to adults play with toys in their worst child voice is pretty annoying.

MBZ MetalsmithArtist
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol - sounds familiar- I was in a tennis phase when my son was two-three years old- during that period when we would ask him how he was doing/how his day was, he would answer " pretty good, I played tennis!" Every. Single. Time. We still laugh about it today (he's now 16)

Riley Pugh
Community Member
2 years ago

haha wait what

A Dyke From The Dreamworld
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

This is actually kinda funny though. It's either that or I'm fucked up in the brain.

David Cobb
Community Member
2 years ago

You are way ahead of many respondents. Two sentences is great. What drives me batty are one word answers, such as "lies""sad""yikes"or "O dear". makes me wonder " Are you trying to say something?" Are they like a toddler, who has learned to ask "Why?" and greets each answer with "Why?". At least I know what you are saying, but I have been screwed in the brain for 64 years now.

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Hilzillah
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh come on! Don't exaggerate. Kids repeat everything they hear. After 10 of those 'don't forget to suscribe' video's they will say it aswell. An occasional YouTube clip is not neglecting your kid.

Chris-Crystal Hocking
Community Member
2 years ago

My kid was playing and I heard her ask a question and say "Comment your answer below". She apparently watches too much YouTube also.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
2 years ago

Rather depends on how old your child is - and as long as you monitor what she watches on YouTube. Children will not always be able to a) tell what is okay and b) do as they are told! I remember being told a book was too old for me. Of course I read it in secret. Children keep far more secrets then their parents realise.

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TC
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2 years ago

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Hilarious...

M O'Connell
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2 years ago

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Mine says "Nice Hiss" every time I open a fresh bag of anything.

Jorge Padilla
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2 years ago

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Hahaha, my kid kept on swapping the TV when he was one, he thought it was a big iPad.

Mylah Rose
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2 years ago

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Pretty sure this is a joke guys...

Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

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My son always tells grandma over the phone to leave a message in the comments

Rebecah Ozuna
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2 years ago

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At least you got a laugh out of this.

Notsoswift
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2 years ago

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making up stuff is fun!

Aramis
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2 years ago

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Now we are going to have a bunch of 40 year old mothers complaining about how “this generation never gets off their phones”

Rosie Hamilton
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2 years ago

Most 40 year old mothers are welded to the their phones as well.

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2 years ago

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Really don't think this is real

Chyppa Homer
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2 years ago

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Somebody help me get this closer to the top lol

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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
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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
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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
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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
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

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Me
Community Member
2 years ago

Doesn't this feel safe and free?

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#49

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#50

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
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank God. We're already over populated

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#51

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
Community Member
2 years 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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#52

4 Ways Sexual Harassment Can Cost Us

4 Ways Sexual Harassment Can Cost Us

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years 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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#53

Protect The Dear Leader, Report Fake News

Protect The Dear Leader, Report Fake News

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issam
Community Member
2 years ago

He wished he looked like that figure .

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#54

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