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2023-04-19 02:25:48

Jeff Bezos is getting divorced and of course people are making Alexa jokes

Jeff Bezos is getting divorced and of course people are making Alexa jokes(图1)

People can't help but make jokes about the richest couple in the world splitting up.

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce on Wednesday, after 25 years of marriage and attaining a $137 billion net worth. And while ending a marriage is undoubtedly an unhappy experience for their family, Twitter users started making Amazon-themed jokes about the couple's end.

Some poked fun at Amazon's mildly terrifying targeted ads.

SEE ALSO: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce

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Others chose to base their digs on Amazon's often controversial ways of doing business(opens in a new tab).

While others just envisioned Bezos' newfound singlehood.

But Jeff Bezos doesn't need to worry about dating — he's still in his Prime.

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    Light exposure at the correct times can help your body clock adjust in order to make your jet lag effects less severe.

    There's a handy online tool called Jet Lag Rooster that takes your travel dates and time zones data and configures an individual plan suggesting the best times for sleep and bright light exposure. Amazingly it's free, just be sure to give them a tip if it works for you.

    SeatLink(Opens in a new tab) — Free

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    Obviously what you consider to be the best seat is a very personal thing, but whether you're looking for legroom, privacy, or proximity to the toilets, SeatLink is a free online service that will give you the exact layout of the plane you're going to be stuck in.

    Breathe easy

    The air we normally breathe contains around 21% oxygen. On a long distance flight, that can drop to around 15%. Add in the pressurization in the airplane cabin which means less oxygen is taken up by the blood, and you can do the math on what that means for your O2. You may find breathing exercises help you during a flight and can reduce that groggy feeling you get post long-haul trip.

    Universal Breathing - Pranayama Lite(Opens in a new tab) — Free

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    There are tons of excellent paid breathing apps available, but if you're just looking for a free solution to get you through your travels, Universal Breathing - Pranayama Lite, offers advice and exercises to train your lungs to breathe at their full capacity.

    Good luck!

  • A 24-year-old city council candidate is using super weird ads to get out the vote

    A 24-year-old city council candidate is using super weird ads to get out the vote


    Hayden Pedigo wants you to know that he's running for city council.

    The 24-year-old musician announced his bid for a seat on the Amarillo, Texas council in a Facebook post(opens in a new tab) in August. In the bizarre clip, Pedigo tosses a folding chair across a creek, pulls out a measuring tape, and proceeds to measure the roads around him. He scrambles over rocks, gets down on the ground, and throws his folding chair off various places around Amarillo.

    SEE ALSO: Here's President Trump toasting the UN with a wine glass full of Diet Coke

    "I believe that a lot of local small business owners out here are straight up getting bonked," he states at the end of the video, before a retro title card flashes his name and "FOR PLACE 2 AMARILLO CITY COUNCIL."

    Though the ad gained local popularity on Facebook, it reached an international audience when someone posted it on Reddit(opens in a new tab) on Thursday.

    "He wants a seat on city council so he's bringing his own," Redditor Schmeeble commented, trying to decipher the surreal video. "He will make sure his seat will transcend obstacles (throwing over stuff) and with a measured confidence he is not afraid of getting down to the ground level issues."

    According to Pedigo, Schmeeble isn't far off. He's tired of seeing his friends leave Amarillo for Austin or Portland because they "didn't think Amarillo fit into the larger picture."

    "I wanted to start a discussion on local government amongst people my age who otherwise would never care about anything that happens locally," he explained over Facebook Messenger.


    Like an MTV video from the '80s, Pedigo's campaign ads all have a sort of grungy, DIY vibe.

    He said he wants the ads to "change the meaning behind a campaign video," since many people think of them as tools for negativity.

    "These videos exist outside of that," he explained. "The videos are completely absurd but they don't convey any type of negativity. I think everyone in America is politically exhausted and I want this to be a breath of fresh air."

    Running in hopes of being a "better representation of Amarillo's younger population," Pedigo wants the city to maintain its historical areas.

    "The north side of town has been severely neglected and that [is] something very important to me," he said.

    And what about small business owners?

    "Well, they're getting bonked," he stated, matter of factly.


    When asked if he had a plan to "keep them from getting bonked," Pedigo didn't hold back.

    "Well if the city focused more on business outside of a four mile radius on the wealthy side of town," he ranted. "The bonking would be considerably lower."

    Oh, and he wants people under 30 to vote in their local elections.

  • Trump tweeted a bizarre 2020 hype video set to music from The Dark Knight Rises

    Trump tweeted a bizarre 2020 hype video set to music from The Dark Knight Rises


    UPDATE: April 10, 2019, 8:10 a.m. EDT Updated to note that Twitter took down the video posted by Donald Trump following a copyright complaint.

    Donald Trump is seeking re-election in 2020, and in case you had any doubts he tweeted a painfully bizarre hype video to confirm.

    The two-minute-long video displays the words "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote proved them all wrong."

    It's also set to music from (Opens in a new tab)The Dark Knight Rises(Opens in a new tab)? OK!

    The video features dramatic music and clips from Trump's time in office, along with footage of Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell, Bryan Cranston, Amy Schumer, Kim Jong-un, and more. Why? Unclear!

    SEE ALSO: Trump administration wants to build a wall around Burning Man


    It's unclear if someone from Trump's team created the hype trailer themselves, or if the president simply saw it online somewhere and decided to share, which he has been known to do before. But either way, he seems extremely fond of the video and has already pinned it to his profile. We've reached out to the White House for clarification on this.

    The supercut includes footage of everything from Trump shaking hands and walking, to his rallies, related news clips, and even screenshots of Fox News articles.

    The video ends with the words, "Trump The Great Victory" and then a big old "2020" takes over the screen to let everyone know he's not planning on abandoning his place in the White House without taking part in another election.

    Needless to say, people were confused and are dying to know how Hans Zimmer feels.

    Twitter ended up taking the video down shortly after it was posted because of a copyright complaint by Warner Bros.

    Is literally anyone on this planet ready for another election?


  • Hilarious Amazon fail is too good to even get mad about

    Hilarious Amazon fail is too good to even get mad about


    Buying something on the internet comes with a little bit of risk. For the most party, things go smoothly, but when you get burned from a phony sale, hopefully it will come with a little bit of comedic relief.

    In the past few years there's been a wave of hilariously flawed purchases from big online retailers like Amazon, the most common probably being teeny version of real products. However, this pillow case may take the cake for funniest shopping scam.

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    Instead of receiving this dinosaur-shaped pillow, someone apparently received a pillow case printed with with the stock image of a child sleeping on the dinosaur-shaped pillow. The picture first appeared on Reddit(opens in a new tab), and to be fair, the item is described as a "pillow case" and not a pillow.

    While we were unable to find the original listing, there are a few similar listings using the same image(opens in a new tab), but they are all out of stock, possibly because Amazon has cracked down on the scam.


    While sure, someone could have printed this up for fake internet points, it seems like a lot of work and money just for some trolling. Additionally, Amazon dealing with ripoff artists is a common problem(opens in a new tab), and one that appears to be getting worse with no great solution.

    Make sure you read the reviews before you buy something. That's what they're there for.

  • Tinders new looping video profiles will make you even thirstier


    Tinders new looping video profiles will make you even thirstier

    Quickly swiping through six photos of your potential future life partner seems so impersonal. But rapidly pawing through short looping videos? That's the stuff of true romance.

    Or, at least, that's what Tinder clearly hopes. The company announced today(opens in a new tab) that it's testing a new feature which will allow people to upload two-second looping videos to their profiles in place of the more traditional photo.

    SEE ALSO: Tinder is about to become more like Bumble in an important way

    "That’s right, you get two seconds of looping video to show more personality, which is the best way to get more right swipes," the company explained in a press release. "And be quick about it, because everyone who’s anyone will be showing off their moves."

    Ah yes, the old condense-your-personality-into-a-two-second-video path to love. Works every time.

    To get started, you first need to upload your hot hot hot video to Tinder, where you will be given the opportunity to edit it in the app.

    "Once you select your video," explains an image accompanying the press release, "drag the time strip to select your desired Loop. Preview your Loop before you add it to your profile."

    Window to the soul. Credit: tinder

    In addition to the groundbreaking new way of expressing yourself, Tinder says it's "testing the ability to add nine photos or Loops in your profile instead of six."

    In other words, profiles are about to get a whole lot busier.

    But all you Vine masters bursting at the seems to show off your looping game should temper your excitement just a wee bit. That's because, at least for now, Tinder is only testing Loops on iOS devices in Canada and Sweden.

    Which, well, fine. Love is blind anyway, right? And Loops aren't going to change that anytime soon. Or, at least that's what you can keep telling yourself as you aimlessly swipe non-Loops into dating app oblivion — repeating the gesture forever, in little two-second bursts.

  • Boomers getting mad at everyone saying OK Boomer makes it even funnier

    Boomers getting mad at everyone saying OK Boomer makes it even funnier

    Boomers are doing what they do best: Shouting on the internet.


    The youth — and by youth I mean anyone who understands how to rotate a pdf — are firing back at disgruntled Olds with an all-encompassing "OK, Boomer." The phrase has become a rallying cry for all who've had to deal with some old fart complaining about how younger generations are entitled and lazy.

    "Teenagers use it to reply to cringey YouTube videos, Donald Trump tweets, and basically any person over 30 who says something condescending about young people — and the issues that matter to them," New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz explained in an article(Opens in a new tab) about the phrase.

    Kalhan Rosenblatt, who also reported on the meme for NBC(Opens in a new tab), explained it as "a culmination of annoyance and frustration at a generation young people perceive to be worsening issues like climate change, political polarization, and economic hardship."

    The phase is especially useful for situations when you simply don't have the time or energy to unpack why someone's in the wrong, and need to shut it all down with a dismissive "OK, Boomer." Predictably, the Boomers are pissed.

    Lorenz herself received backlash from old people offended by the phrase.

    In an opinion piece(Opens in a new tab) for the New York Post, columnist Steve Cuozzo complained that the younger generations' "extreme hatred" for Baby Boomers is "totally unjustified." He checks every box in the rubric of Boomer complaints, mentioning kale, lamenting Starbucks as an institution, and condescendingly reminding everyone that his generation was able to pay off college debt by working hard. He did not touch on the ongoing climate crisis or the fact that financial instability makes it almost impossible for young people to afford medical care.

    But why break down Cuozzo's argument, point by point, when you can just respond with an equally condescending, "OK, Boomer."

    Maureen Dowd, a columnist(Opens in a new tab) at the New York Times, tied the phrase to Rep. Katie Hill's resignation after her relationship with a former campaign staffer was revealed through revenge porn(Opens in a new tab). Dowd was offended that her coworker and national hero Shawn McCreesh responded with "OK, Boomer" when she expressed "bewilderment" at Millennials' penchant for taking photos of everything they do.

    On Twitter, McCreesh very maturely did not respond with "OK, Boomer."

    Other Twitter users, Boomer or not, are also pissed off that younger generations are sick of their condescension.

    Radio host Bob Lonsberry claimed in a now-deleted tweet that the phrase "OK, Boomer" is akin to a racial slur. His take was quickly ratio'd with "OK, Boomer."

    This is uh, a very bad take. Credit: twitter

    Other Twitter users reminded everyone of a very fitting John Mulaney quote.

    Bottom line: saying "OK, Boomer" is even funnier now because of how pressed all the Boomers get. And you know what we say to that?

    OK, Boomer.

  • The poet/poem meme is a nice way to celebrate your faves

    The poet/poem meme is a nice way to celebrate your faves

    2020 hasn't been the best for memes so far, probably because of how bad everything else is. This "the poem/the poet" meme is pretty good, though. At the very least, it's a pleasant ride through some notable moments in pop culture.


    The side-by-side image format — a longtime favorite of people with sizable screenshot folders — has been particularly popular for the past few weeks. In this meme's case, it started earnestly, with writers sharing their work alongside their headshots.

    That was nice, but this is online, so the sincerity was quickly usurped by people posting iconic quotes ("poems") from pop culture figures ("poets") like Claire Saffitz, Finn from Star Wars, and our number one boy Kendall Roy.

    After all, what is Succession's "L to the OG" if not the "Song of Myself" of our time?

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