You bring home a new table and unpack the box. You then take a look at all the bits and pieces laying on your floor. A white piece of paper catches your attention. Pfft, you think to yourself, I can do this on my own. Fast forward a few beers and headaches, and your table has become a chair. And a flimsy one at that. You admit defeat. You open the instructions manual. But after turning a few pages, you become even more frustrated: the drawings are terrible. They're more confusing than helpful. What should you do now? Take a picture of the awful guide and submit it to the subreddit r/RestOfTheF**kingOwl, of course.

Inspired by this legendary comic, its members are showing off tutorials and diagrams with a comical lack of depth. They accept YouTube videos, photos, and gifs, and have developed quite a taste for the vague and puzzling. Not to mention, they're also well-versed in satire.

Below are some of the subreddit's top posts. Enjoy!

#1

Draw The Rest Of The Rose

Draw The Rest Of The Rose

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Robert T
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this.

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#2

Wine Not?

Wine Not?

"If I'm reading the instructions correctly, after 3 glasses of wine the bookshelf assembles itself."

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

No, you're reading them wrong. First time you drink 1 glass, second time two glasses, third time 3 and THEN the bookshelf will assemble itself!

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#3

Only One Easy Step

Only One Easy Step

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, that helps.

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#4

How To Draw A Tree

How To Draw A Tree

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

This one is funny.

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#5

Photoshop Tutorials Be Like

Photoshop Tutorials Be Like

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

They turned the Disneyland castle into the Mont Saint Michel ! Miracle !

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#6

How To Draw Australia

How To Draw Australia

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no my lynx puked up grass instead, I've messed up Tasmania:(

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#7

Secret To Long Life

Secret To Long Life

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh come on, this is clearly a joke.

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#8

How To Retire At 38

How To Retire At 38

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

i wonder how they could do that !!! i have absolutely no clue ... could that kind of people stop bragging and pretend it's easy !!! it's just a way of belittling those who don't succeed and that's a perfect example of toxic positivity

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#9

“Now Add Bits To The Bird” - From My 5 Year Old’s School Book

“Now Add Bits To The Bird” - From My 5 Year Old’s School Book

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Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

They are saying what the basic shape is. From there on, it's up to your creativity.

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#10

It's Just That Simple

It's Just That Simple

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leia's emotional cupcake
Community Member
1 month ago

Ahh. Such wisdom.

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#11

How Old Is A Tree

How Old Is A Tree

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
1 month ago

This is actually the only way to accurately determine the age of a tree. Tree rings are not accurate, since there could be no rings one year and three rings another year.

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#12

The Chopstick Company Didn’t Even Try

The Chopstick Company Didn’t Even Try

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Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
1 month ago

Eat them like drums

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#13

It Is So Easy

It Is So Easy

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Henrik Lukas
Community Member
1 month ago

Are they racist to you? Be more white.

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#14

Nothing Makes Sense

Nothing Makes Sense

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Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

Who?

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#15

Step 1: Get Tools.. Step 2: Install The Thing

Step 1: Get Tools.. Step 2: Install The Thing

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mulk
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

ahahah, this one is priceless

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#16

The Rest Of The Startup Money

The Rest Of The Startup Money

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Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

Ambition aside, having wealthy parents just makes life that much easier..

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#17

Carving A Tree Into A Bear

Carving A Tree Into A Bear

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AeroHail
Community Member
1 month ago

I dont think these were to be instructive. It's showing the steps they took, yes but it's not to instruct.

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#18

Real Helpful

Real Helpful

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

I couldn't bear that answer so I felt compelled to look it up :D here it is if anyone is interested: "enabling someone to discover or learn something for themselves. "a ‘hands-on’ or interactive heuristic approach to learning"

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#19

A Page In My IKEA Instruction Manual Told Me To Throw Out One Of The Parts

A Page In My IKEA Instruction Manual Told Me To Throw Out One Of The Parts

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Why include it in the first placr?

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#20

How To Draw A Racoon With A Party Hat

How To Draw A Racoon With A Party Hat

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Thanks, I have always wanted to be poorly taught how to draw a racoon with a party hat.

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#21

How To Meditate

How To Meditate

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El muerto
Community Member
1 month ago

every time I try to become one with the universe, the universe goes lika Nah...not you

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#22

Rest Of The Bridal Updo

Rest Of The Bridal Updo

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Marianne
Community Member
1 month ago

My problem with hairdos like that? All of my hair is about as much as her lower left quarter of hair.

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#23

My Girlfriends Soap Wrapper

My Girlfriends Soap Wrapper

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Jon Steensen
Community Member
1 month ago

Probably from an Asian country where folding a crane is considered a basic skill that small children are tought in school. Hence barely hinting that it can be done would suffice for most people there.

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#24

“Lovely Decoration”...

“Lovely Decoration”...

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Priscilla Reshell
Community Member
1 month ago

poof... Magic!

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#25

Rest Of The Pizza

Rest Of The Pizza

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
1 month ago

'that I've been developing for a couple of years'... But Gimme The Recipe!... Riiight.

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#26

Rest Of The House

Rest Of The House

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

I cant seem to get past step 1.

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#27

Step 2: Pay Off All Debt

Step 2: Pay Off All Debt

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
Community Member
1 month ago

F you, Dave!

Kiss Army
Community Member
1 month ago

If these are "baby steps"... I'd hate to see what he considers a giant leap... Pay off the national debt?!?

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Angela B
Community Member
1 month ago

I will likely need longer legs for these baby steps then

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

Step 0 : have a huge income.

Bron
Community Member
1 month ago

Live a thousand years

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago

well Dave !! did you try doing all this without good incomes ?? tell me how to do that when you're poor

Ripley
Community Member
1 month ago

Have you tried not being poor? I hear that's an excellent first step to becoming wealthy.

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Robert T
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not bad advice, but it's only going to work if you have a certain amount of disposable income. You aren't going to be able to buy a house if all your income goes on simply existing. Better advice would be to live within your means and when you do have spare cash, put some away for emergencies, so that you don't have to borrow money to cover them. That way you don't build up debt and finish up paying massive amounts of interest on it, which only serves to line the lender's pockets.

Robertson Shinnick
Community Member
1 month ago

Two easy steps to becoming a millionaire: One, acquire $999,999.99. Two, find a penny. Boom, you’re done.

Katia Wolfe
Community Member
1 month ago

There are a few steps missing....Don't eat. Don't buy clothes or gas. Try turning off your utilities to save on pesky extra costs. Live with 6-7 other people in order to have money to put into retirement and paying off debt.

troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

This is for Monopoly, yes?

Tim Pillinger
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually wicked, because it claims prosperity is sure if you make the right choices. Therefore if someone isn't prosperous it's thier fault.

Denny Cwiek
Community Member
1 month ago

Baby steps, my a$$ !

Mary Peace
Community Member
1 month ago

Excuse me, when can I buy some food to eat, please?

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

Step one: have parents wealthy enough to pay for your education. Step two: earn a big salary.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

He's kidding, right? I live in the US. Steps 3 & 4 are called "here's your healthcare expenses".

Jaime
Community Member
1 month ago

“Baby steps”

An Co
Community Member
1 month ago

They really only left out 2 steps: Step -1) Have both spouses get jobs paying >$40k and Step 2) Live as if you have a job paying half your actual salary.

Roman Hans
Community Member
1 month ago

As long as he doesn’t come after my avocado toast I’m cool.

Denny Cwiek
Community Member
1 month ago

Baby steps, my a$$

Springy boi
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm never going to have kids I'll be single forever but only adopt pets so I don't die alone

Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 month ago

Saving big on step 5!

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
1 month ago

Why are we not paying off the house with all the other debt? Wouldn't that be easier? Also, it took me an entire year to pay off my house in ACNH, so I don't even want to imagine paying off my actual house in the future. There's no way I can live off selling seashells and weeds irl

Soggy Crumpet
Community Member
1 month ago

I think the mentality is to go for the “easy” wins first. For example: I can take the $200 car payment and put that towards the house payment when the car is paid off. Paying off the house first is so much more time consuming that there wouldn’t be any “extra” to pay off the other debt for too long a time to be effective.

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Donkey boi
Community Member
1 month ago

Let's be honest here, for most people near, on and below the breadline, Step 1 is damn near impossible!

Chris Longski
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah -- just like that ! Buy, hey -- s**t happens in between the numbers...

DKS 001
Community Member
1 month ago

with $12 an hr? I'm never going to retire, am I?

Kno
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol no. I hate this. Hate it.

TK 421
Community Member
1 month ago

This list is great Dave! Go ahead and lead by example by giving us all your money so we can live in this fairytale land too you jackhole!

Michael Grimes
Community Member
1 month ago

What world of idiots does he live in? I know people who are living paycheck to paycheck that are in their 40's. They can't get to step one EVER!

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 month ago

What comes in between save S1000 and pay off all debt except house? Rob a bank? Blackmail a rich person? Insider trading tip that will turn S1000 into S20000? Build a time machine, go to the past & buy bitcoin when it was just starting?

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

I can handle maybe step 1

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

And you'll get 10% on your investments that you can live off too.

Judith Wilson
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

at early retirement age I have $1,500 remaining to pay off a new car - now 3 years in, $400/mo condo payments due to adequate down, 7 well-fed small animals, a retirement account, and substantial savings. No brag - just fact. Students should not have to attend mandatory classes in skirt sewing or ancient history - they can do that on their own. They all need classes in "shop", and how to earn, pay bills, save, and/or invest their money.

Me Potter
Community Member
1 month ago

"Baby steps"

housea
Community Member
1 month ago

BABY STEPS

Isabel Care
Community Member
1 month ago

So, earn at least 5 times what make at the moment to start

Gregg Bender
Community Member
1 month ago

"HA!"

Layla Corman
Community Member
1 month ago

Easy piesie! 😖

MAKtheknife
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh if it were only that easy!

Kye
Community Member
1 month ago

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Granny
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL...pretty simple really......

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 month ago

I know people that follow this program religiously. I don't follow it at all. I have 2 years of expenses banked in savings and pay my debt off monthly from my hourly base income. They have empty, labelled envelopes full of hope and prayers.

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

15% for Step 4 won't cut it now so you can forget Step 5, and Step 6 is only if you have a low house payment AND only if Step 2 doesn't get totally out of control because life is like that.

Miles Dowdeswell
Community Member
1 month ago

7 bAbY sTePs. ya right

Bama Belle
Community Member
1 month ago

My sister became obsessed with Dave Ramsey. She constantly offered to set me up on the 'envelope' system. I could not make her understand that after basic bills & necessities, there was nothing left to divvy up among the envelopes.

F. H.
Community Member
1 month ago

I've saved up much more than six months of expenses but I could not pay off a house.

kate kat
Community Member
1 month ago

Children?

SoozeeQ
Community Member
1 month ago

I read this as being "Dave Barry" (the comedian) and thought this was supposed to be satire. 😂

Octavia Hansen
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a lot like Steve Martin's "How Not To Pay Taxes On A Million $$$" : First -- get a million $$$. Second -- when the IRS comes calling, just say "I forgot!"

Lucky2BAlive
Community Member
1 month ago

Step 8. File bankruptcy to protect any assets assembled from steps 1 thru 7.

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

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No, don't bash this. It breaks down something that sounds impossible to steps that people can understand. The books explain a lot about how to go from each step to another. Step 7 seems unachievable if you're broke. But it's mainly about planning ahead. Not about six figure salaries. Not at all. I would never pay of a house btw.

Just JoLynn
Community Member
1 month ago

This book might be helpful if you are doing well but it's completely unachievable if you're broke, not just step 7. If you're truly broke/poor/low income you can't pay off all your debt, you're likely barely scrapping by and building debt to get from month to month. If you're struggling to keep up with your bills you can't save 3-6 months worth of expenses for emergencies, you just hope/pray to not have an emergency severe enough to not have to worry about being prepared for it. If you're living paycheck to paycheck and struggling with that you have nothing left over to invest/gamble away, etc. This type of advice is only helpful for those that make a comfortable living but aren't rich, such as the lower middle to middle class folks, even then it could be difficult because most people live above their means and not within their means (poor people can't help but live above their means in most places) so it's not an easy solution.

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#28

And That, Class, Is How A Planet Is Born

And That, Class, Is How A Planet Is Born

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Ryan Deschanel
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1 month ago

Stuff happens...

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#29

Just Make Money, It Is That Easy!

Just Make Money, It Is That Easy!

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Chris
Community Member
1 month ago

#0 have wealthy family

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#30

Thanks Assassin’s Creed Odyssey!

Thanks Assassin’s Creed Odyssey!

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago

I truly never have thought about this

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#31

Thanks

Thanks

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

Because it is that simple. For instance Louis XVI was depressed, and doctors said "Votre Majesté, it is just in your head" so they fixed it.

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#32

So Easy To Follow

So Easy To Follow

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, just repeat n°2 six times, then add the balls. It's obvious.

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#33

"If I Can Do It, Anybody Can"

"If I Can Do It, Anybody Can"

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago

mom gave you a job and a condo ... you did nothing by yourself sweetie !! stop bragging for being lucky

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#34

Rest Of The Gingerbread House

Rest Of The Gingerbread House

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Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

Step 5 is just decorating, so it’s nice to be able to do it however you like.

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#35

Wow Thanks, Very Useful

Wow Thanks, Very Useful

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Thomas brennan
Community Member
1 month ago

- Learn to spell...

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#36

How To Put Something On Your Wall

How To Put Something On Your Wall

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

Questions sometimes get the answer they deserve...

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#37

It’s That Easy

It’s That Easy

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago

how do you get the money for the triplex house in the first place

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#38

"Add Hair And Shade"

"Add Hair And Shade"

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Her eyes are upsettingly high up on her face. Shading on the pic is great but the eyes are driving me mad.

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#39

Oof

Oof

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Jon Steensen
Community Member
1 month ago

I like that Google gives stupid answers to stupid questions, or humorous answers to questions that does not have a good and well defined answer. E.g. Google once just showed the calculator showing 42 when asked what the meaning of life was (refernce to Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy). It gives it less of a big coorporation machine feel and makes it seem more human and relatable, and is a good way to apear to give an answer to an unaswerable question. If it is a friday today, then seven weeks from now it will be a friday to, that should not be that hard to figure out, hence hinting at the solution and mocking people a little is fine by me.

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#40

How To Digitally Draw A Holographic Skirt

How To Digitally Draw A Holographic Skirt

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Thomas Rudd
Community Member
1 month ago

A yes just the information I needed

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#41

Thanks For The Hint, Shadow Of Mordor

Thanks For The Hint, Shadow Of Mordor

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago

oh dear god I didn't realise that

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#42

My Nephew's Drawing Book

My Nephew's Drawing Book

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

This isn’t step-by-step instructions though. This is demonstrating that even highly detailed & fully rendered art can be broken down into basic shapes.

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#43

Received A Magic Trick Box From A Co-Worker

Received A Magic Trick Box From A Co-Worker

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, you never disclose the secret!

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#44

How Do I Get To Step 2?

How Do I Get To Step 2?

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Dynein
Community Member
1 month ago

I think the instruction basically boils down to "fold or stuff the jacket into the indicated pocket in whichever way you like". Step 2 is just supposed to show that the content of the pocket is the jacket itself; step 3 shows that to close the pocket, you have to turn the upper part of it inside out.

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#45

How To Become A Billionare 101

How To Become A Billionare 101

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

Toxic pretentious self-help personal development loser bullshit.

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