Things that seem easy but aren’t

Dancing. I wouldn’t say it looks “easy”, but when I see people do it, they’re so good at it and it flows so well it looks easy. But damn, I just CANNOT get my body to do anything more than a bop and maybe some stupid arm moves.
I’m 25 and dance like a 50 year old at a reunion.
Dancers are so delicate and make it look so easy, it’s honestly amazing. It’s just hilarious when I try to do literally anything and fail horribly.

All smoke and mirrors, friends. As a dance teacher, I can tell you confidently that it feels absolutely silly until you just start to sell it.
90% confidence, 10% squats.
Having fun is step #1. Fake it til you make it!

Whistling with your fingers.

Drawing something from memory. Like a bird or something.
In mind – yep that’s a bird
On paper – that’s… a bird?

Watching tutorial: Oh, this is easy.

Being in your 20’s. As a clueless kid I thought by now I’d have everything figured out and my life on track. I’m still clueless but now I also have depression.

In my 30s. Still clueless.

In my 50s. Not completely clueless, but I sure wish my older generation were still around to bounce ideas with.


What looks easy peasy lemon squeezy but is actually difficult difficult lemon difficult?

Movies retold from a different character’s point of view

If, instead of rebooting movies, it became a trend to retell them from a different characters perspective, what film would you want to see retold and from who’s point of view? from r/AskReddit

The Matrix from Agent Smith’s view. Constantly trying to quell the stupid human insurrection…

Matrix but from the perspective of a regular police detective trying to stop the murder spree of these crazy people who kill everybody without reason. At one point he would interrogate Neo:

“So you believe that nothing is real? That’s why you can kill random people? Because they don’t exist?”

“No. The world is fake but the people are real.”

“And you kill them anyway?”

Mean girls, as told by Regina George

Star Wars from the empires POV: basically telling the story about this terrorist group that was planning the biggest act of terrorism in the galaxies history: the destruction of a military peacekeeping starbase.

We follow the empires anti terrorism unit as they try to find the spies transporting the stolen plans and head off the attack.

Top Gun from Iceman’s perspective. Maverick’s the asshole in that movie.

Maverick is the asshole in the original movie too.

The plot of just about every 80s Tom Cruise movie is that he’s a cocky asshole who meets a hot chick and somehow becomes a better person by the end of the movie.

Things They Should Bring Back …

If you could bring back one discontinued item, what would it be? from r/AskReddit

7 Up Gold would be my vote. Good stuff.

McCormick used to sell a pizza seasoning in their grinder bottles that was delicious and could make any pizza better. I went so far as contacting them about it, and they told me they don’t even sell a comparable herb mix anymore.

Tangerine Altoids

The headphone jack on cell phones. Thank you, Apple, for your “bravery” that slimmed down the phone 0.0 nanometers.

Not an item exactly, but IMDB discussion boards.

Some were toxic and all were difficult to moderate but, damn, was it excellent for analyzing and discussing films, and getting others’ takes and interpretations.

How is your New Year’s resolution holding up? – AskReddit

We are nearly 1/3rd of the way into 2020, how is your New Year’s resolution holding up? from r/AskReddit

I made a resolution to start bringing my lunch to work instead of eating out everyday. I have to say it’s going pretty well.

Resolved to be more positive and to write down at least one thing I’m happy/grateful for each day.

I can legitimately say it has made me a happier person, and I’m actively looking for the good, not the bad.

Haven’t missed a day yet, and usually I write at least 3 examples. Definitely want to keep it up for the rest of the year, or hell, even the rest of my life.

Mine is staying alive. So far all good. Let’s see what May has to offer.

How about we have a game called, “Survival: 2020” ?

I vowed I would stay inside and learn about gay tiger meth cults, so it’s going pretty well.

Totally true

What is something about yourself that sounds totally made up but is 100% real? from AskReddit

I’ve published four peer-reviewed scientific papers on hamster testicles.

I was the best man on both sides of a lesbian wedding because I had dated both the bride and the bride, stayed close friends and introduced them to each other after our breakups.

When my mom was in grad school she took several labs where she worked with cadavers. Because my dad worked nights she often had to take me to class with her, and she’d usually just plonk me down on the table with the cadaver while she worked on it.
“Can I go to work with you?”
“Over my dead body.”

I met the guy who invented the Blue Light Special at Kmart. He said his boss told him to find a way to get rid of a cart full of stuff. So he went to the police auction and bought a used blue light. Bam!

My dad’s name is Luigi and my uncle’s name is Mario. They are brothers.
ETA: I forgot to add that my dad is also a plumber.

I bought a guitar amp from Brad Whitford, of Aerosmith, when I was 17. He and Steven Tyler served up cheeseburgers for me and my friends.

Gerrymandering, example of

Texas’ 35th district from assholedesign

Austin is the largest city in the country that doesn’t have a congressional district centered in/on it, but is instead split into five congressional districts – 21 that stretches out into the hill country, 25 that reaches up into the DFW suburbs, 17 that includes Waco, 10 that stretches to the Houston suburbs, and 35 shown above. The goal of the Republican-dominated legislature that created these districts was openly and intentionally to dilute the influence of Austin’s liberal voters in electing the Texas congressional delegation. In 2018, for example, Democrats won about 47% of the overall state’s congressional vote, but only won 13 of the state’s 36 districts thanks to gerrymandering such as above.

I could see odd shapes if the goals were to try to have approximate equality of population, to follow landmarks like rivers and highways, and to minimize splitting of other government entities (cities/counties) across districts.

“What are some HTML and CSS techniques, skills, know-how’s that are an absolute must? Just off the top of your head” – reddit user asks

What are some HTML and CSS techniques, skills, know-how’s that are an absolute must? Just off the top of your head from r/webdev

Learn Flexbox in-and-out. Whenever I can’t remember how something related to Flexbox works, this is the go-to article:

Caution – Wet Floor (Fake album cover)

Caution – Wet Floor from r/fakealbumcovers


My band name is safety 3rd. This would fit perfectly.

What kind of jams do you guys make?

We are kind of a weird band. Part punk when I play guitar and then more rock when I sing and don’t play guitar. We have two really distinct sounds.

What is your band’s stance on writing songs about cats?

We don’t have a stance yet, but I will lean towards yes. We have a song about Common Deering, not taking over a ship, just being a common deer.

Literal Interpretation, example of

I was at a private school that had rules about the length of boys hair. One guy in particular always ignored the rule and the administration would tell him to get a hair cut every so often, but he never did. Eventually when his hair got about down to his shoulders the principal pulled him aside and told him his hair was twice the allowed length and by next week it needed to be shortened by half.

Monday rolls around and he comes in with half his head shaved, and the other side as long as ever. We were impressed by literal interpretation of the principal’s request, but it still ended up with him getting a suspension for a week and he had to shave the other side before he could come back.

What’s the best way you’ve seen someone rebel against school rules? from AskReddit