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Twitter Thread: NYC Resident Gets Roasted After Wondering Where People Buy Stuff Without Bodegas

If there's one thing we know about Twitter, it's that people love to argue at length about the most minute regional differences, such as buying things in a store. New York City resident @AlisonLeiby stirred up some spicy controversy when she cheekily asked people who live outside the city where they buy Diet Coke, paper towels, and peanut M&Ms. Midwesterners and Floridians sarcastically described the woes of 'primitive living,' while others took the opportunity to accuse New Yorkers of having little knowledge of the country outside their bubble. Some weren't so critical of the question and instead argued that shopping in a New York bodega is its own special experience you can't get elsewhere. 

Sometimes the most mundane differences between how people live can cause a barrage of hot takes, or at the very least, an interesting discussion. We've collected some highlights from the highly controversial thread

twitter thread, twitter, roast, funny twitter, memes, new york, bodega, convenience stores, 7/11, wawa, publix, twitter reactions, walgreens | Sue Sylvester meme to create a bode a tweet hat is so controversial | Alison Leiby @AlisonLeiby • 14h People who live outside of NYC and don't have bodegas: where do you go to buy two Diet Cokes, a roll of paper towels, and oh also lemme get some peanut butter m&ms since I'm | We don't, really. Some of us wander the abandoned streets, dodging tumbleweeds
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Tragic Mashed Potato Accident Turns Into Twitter Roast Fest

Sometimes bad things happen for a reason. On Wednesday, this was definitely the case. Twitter user @cheenadiabla shared a photo of a tray of mashed potatoes she had dropped on the floor. The dish had been intended for a potluck, but she quickly said "f*ck it." While she was probably expecting sympathy from her followers, they instead delivered a whole lot of scathing reviews of her admittedly terrible looking mashed potatoes. While she took it in stride, admitting it was her first time preparing the dish, some of the roastsare downright mean - and downright hilarious.  

Funny tweets about horrible looking mashed potatoes, twitter thread, fail, roasts, lol
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28 Completely True Stories That Sound Made-Up

Some stories that exist out there sound like they're straight out of a movie. They can't possibly be true, right? Not so - writer Aidan Moher tweeted out the other day asking people to share their most unbelievable true stories, and let us just say...the people delivered.

Interesting Twitter thread of stories that sound fake but are actually true | tweet by MorganPielli Replying adribbleofink went Meetup people w/ social anxiety see Black Swan got there realized had no idea who there Meetup. Too shy ask around watched movie alone checked Meetup night turned out everyone else did same thing
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20 Things That Seem Racist But Aren't, According To Twitter

Twitter user @abcdrih started a new format on Monday when she asked her followers to share "something that ISN'T racist but still FEELS racist to you?" The tweet did numbers on the site, and even inspired a bevy of copycat memes. Today, we're at the point where people are making fun of the formatting, but we still think some of the responses are entertaining. While we don't actually think eating wings wrong should be deemed racist, we can't argue with some of the other sentiments. 

Funny twitter thread about things that seem racist but aren't | rebecca @abcdrih what's something that ISN'T racist but still FEELS racist to you? @abcdrih i'll go first, white men in flip flops | Giving baby names unnecessary letters like "y", "x", "eigh", etc and just inventing names that should never have been conceived.
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Twitter Thread Mocks Clueless Bath Tray Marketing Photos

Listen, we appreciate that our advanced technologies have allowed us to transport wine in inventive ways and charge our phones from the couch. We even appreciate the simple bathtub tray for allowing us to watch a movie or read while soaking in a hot tub. But apparently their marketing teams are pretty clueless as to what people actually do in the tub. As Twitter user @doodlyroses pointed out in this thread, not only do bath tray manufacturers believe that only women take baths, they believe that they eat gigantic charcuterie boards while relaxing - and drink enough in the tub to pass out. The photos are ridiculous, and verge on sexist, but we think they'll provide you with a good laugh. Which is rare these days.

funny twitter thread about clueless sexist and funny bath tray advertisements and marketing photos | Sharon Su has yet another single ou doodlyroses CÉCILE CHAMINADE Concet de Ne 2 HARON S people who manufacture bathtub trays seem have no idea women actually do bath and find strangely comforting | Sharon Su has yet another single ou doodlyroses CÉCILE CHAMINADE Conn 2 Aute "HARON S EXCESS this photo! White AND red wine! Green AND purple grapes! Eight kinds cheese! And piece de resistance not one
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Twitter Thread Exposing Fish Fraud Is Both Eye-Opening & Revolting

We've got some seriously bad news for fish-lovers. According to a report from nonprofit Oceana, over 20% of 449 fish that they tested were mislabeled, exposing some pretty serious "fish fraud." This is a staggering percentage, especially when considering that less than 1% of fish is tested for fraud. There's a huge chance that the expensive fish you're ordering while dining out is cheap - or even, according to this related Twitter thread from a biology professor, dangerous. There are fish out there that will hurt you to eat. And, as @AwesomeBioTA's class discovered, some of this "fish" is almost too disgusting for words.

Eye-opening twitter thread about professor doing a class on fish fraud | Dr.Jen M @AwesomeBioTA Josue sequenced some red snapper put money on being tilapia and right. Someone owes 5. His lab partner, Juanni, sequenced Atlantic Salmon. Comes back as Rainbow trout. Unsurprising. Not same species AT ALL, but unsurprising.
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Twitter Is Simping For Young Alex Jones Carving A Pumpkin

Casual tweeter @paleoteny posted a video of 23-year-old Alex Jones on Wednesday, not expecting the short clip to blow up within minutes. If you're not already familiar with the infamous globalist-hater, all you really need to know is that he believes the Pentagon puts chemicals in the water that "turn the friggin' frogs gay." Young Alex Jones seems a bit more chill than his present-day self (which isn't saying much), but he still emits a familiar chaotic energy in the video.

Jones spends the entirety of the two-minute long clip casually hacking away at a pumpkin with a kitchen knife while confirming a caller's suspicions about FLIR Systems' thermal imaging technology and how "black helicopters are being used for surveillance of the public by police departments around the country." There are several strange things about this clip—the limp skeleton conspicuously turned away from the camera; the sudden jump-cuts to a closeup of Alice Cooper's severed head; the fact that Jones never wishes us a Happy Halloween—and yet people on Twitter didn't really seem to give a shit about any of that. Most of them either simped for the young and surprisingly handsome public access host, or entertained the conspiracy that Alex Jones is actually Bill Hicks. Take a look at the clip and decide for yourself! We've also included some of the best replies to the amusing throwback. 

Funny Tweets, Twitter Thread, Funny Video, Halloween, Alex Jones | Replying to @paleoteny Why's he kinda cute tho screenshot of a young Alex Jones
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Heartwarming Twitter Thread Is A Reminder Of The Power Of Friendship

Sometimes life sucks. Royally. Writer Sheila O'Malley knows this first hand. After the death of her father, she found herself unable to unpack her new apartment and cried for days on end. This is all okay. This is all understandable. When a person is shrouded with this kind of darkness, it can be very hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

That's where her friends come in. 

Thread about death, friendship, sheila o'malley | Sheila O'Malley @sheilakathleen year after my dad died so bad don't remember 90 moved new apt and unable unpack MONTHS ashamed couldn't unpack can be UNABLE unpack? Just open g.d. boxes year cried 19 days. Straight
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Twitter Thread Proves People Will Bang To Absolutely Anything

In media, people spend a lot of time setting the mood before doing the nasty. Lighting way too many candles. Queuing up some soulful Barry White-esque grooves. Maybe throwing about some rose petals. Most sex-havers, however, know that's not how it actually goes. Sometimes when you "Netflix and Chill" the entertainment is less than sexy. And this Twitter thread from @marisagz is a testament to how little people care about the background when they're ready to get it on. It's an amusing thread, and definitely left us feeling happy that we're not the only people who have had sex to something like Shrek.

Funny twitter thread about the worst things that were on (music or tv) while having sex | Marisa Galvez @masiragz ld what's the worst thing that's been in the background while you've had sex? for me it's ratatouille Sarah @sarahlindish A rabbit shrieking as it was being eaten alive by an owl. Bits were falling on the tent.
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Twitter Thread Reveals Bizarre Genius Of Painted African Movie Posters

We've seen some funky movie posters from the Soviet Union and Poland, but Twitter user @Retr0Joe managed to completely overshadow both with his thread of hand painted African movie posters. Apparently, due to licensing issues, some African movie theaters would hire artists to paint the promotional posters for their theaters. Most of these artists were completely ignorant of the film plots, so they'd have to fake it. And apparently that means a lot more guns, a lot more violence, and unexpected cameos from Michael Jackson. And if these aren't enough for you, there are tons more to be found in the thread.

African movie posters that are hand painted due to licensing issues, space jam, mrs doubtfire, jurassic park, michael jackson | tweet by Retr0Joe thread African Movie Posters Due licensing and printing costs, some African theaters gave task artists paint posters movies being shown Some artists had no reference movie they drawing so some just guessed Here are my favourites.. SPACE JAM MICHAEL JORDAN BUGS BUNNY badly drawn characters movie poster
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Saucy Thread Of Zingers That Apply Both In The Kitchen & In The Bedroom

We at Memebase are suckers for saucy bits of innuendo, and this Twitter thread absolutely excels in that department. Twitter user @slinan asked her followers "What's something you could say both during sex and while cooking?" yesterday and the responses, which are spicy as hell, do not disappoint. We've put the our favorite zingers in this gallery, but there's loads more hilarity over at the thread.

Funny twitter thread about sex and cooking What’s something you could say both during sex and while cooking | Lina Lundin @slinan 's something could say both during sex and while cooking? | President Warren G. Harding @PopeAwesomeXII Replying slinan This isn't going great, let's just order pizza. 7:24 PM 6/30/20 Twitter Web App
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Twitter Thread: Chuck E. Cheese Worker Conducts Behavioral Study Using Arcade Games

While Chuck E. Cheese has gotten attention for filing bankruptcy and for their sneaky Pasqually's Pizza debacle, we think this Twitter thread involving the chain is far more interesting. Twitter user @Professor_Palmer took to the social media site to announce that for the past few weeks he's been conducting secret behavioral studies on unsuspecting Chuck E. Cheese game players. The experiments are rather simple, and involve adjusting the use of lights and sound in an attempt to better understand what draws people to - or away from - arcade games. The results? Human beings are really, really, easily manipulated. While this isn't the most shocking insight on our kind, seeing Cary Palmer spell it out in such a fun (and thorough) way has been incredibly informative. And very entertaining. 

Fascinating and informative twitter thread from chuck e. cheese employee who conducted behavioral study using sounds and lights in games to see what people respond to | Professor_Palmer @CaryPalmerr The last few weeks I've begun conducting my own behavioral study in secret. I have been adjusting games at Chuck E Cheese and recording the subconscious response of guest interaction over the week. I've discovered some pretty interesting things. A long thread | This is the game that made me start
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Twitter Thread: A Brief History Of Ancient Roman Fossil Hunting

It's said that you learn something new every day. Sometimes the knowledge one gains can seem pretty mundane. But today, Twitter user @OptimoPrincipi managed to rock our world with an informative thread about ancient Roman paleontology. The short thread is an eye-opener for anyone who thought the science was, well, modern. Turns out that Roman "fossil hunters" were fascinated by the bones of the "monsters" that pre-dated humans, even going as far as to create replicas of the extinct creatures. It's a wonderful look at the inquisitive minds of the past, and a testament to the apparently rich history of archaeological discovery. 

Informative Twitter thread about the history of Ancient roman fossil hunting, archaeology, paleontology, dinosaurs, mammoths, extinct animals | Gareth Harney @OptimoPrincipi 1) An ancient Roman-dinosaur- monster-bones thread! Yes read right did know Romans were keen fossil hunters, fascinated by bones ancient "monsters Augustus liked decorate his holiday-villa "not so much with statues and pictures but with | bones monstrous beasts, famed their antiquity and rarity. He called them bones giants
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Heartwarming Twitter Thread About The Right Way To Address A Transition

As more people feel comfortable coming out as trans, there seems to be more discussion regarding the proper way to handle a person's transition. Are you re-meeting? Is it awkward to ask for a new name? Should it be acknowledged at all? Twitter user and musician Mel Stone managed to tackle this issue by sharing a very sweet story about being accepted by her Indian takeout guy. The story prompted other people to share their own heartwarming transition acceptance stories, and it's brought up a whole lot of happy-cry feels on this beautiful Monday. We've included some of our favorite tidbits from the thread, but you can take in more of the wholesomeness right here.

Wholesome twitter thread of trans people sharing stories of acceptance and support from people in their lives, happy tweets | Mel Stone @melstonemusic person who handled my transition best my indian takeout guy went pick up my order makeup first time he went hey, good see look great guessing name isn't <deadname> anymore | el sr tiene un novio muy bonito @czthemeans Replying melstonemusic my first visit my grandparents post- coming out my grandma just said so youre grandson ive been hearing so
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45 Paternal Souls Share The Most 'Dad' Things They've Done This Year

Father's Day may have been this past Sunday, but dad behavior is always funny. Twitter user Ryan Nanni decided to pay respects to all dads by asking people to share their most dad-like moments of 2019. The responses did not disappoint. From obsessive compulsively crafty behaviors, to curmudgeonly resistance to socializing, all of these people deserve a fatherly pat on the back.

Funny tweets about the most dad things people have done in the year 2019 | Ryan Nanni @celebrityhottub As do every Father's Day is time us share most Dad thing did this year Being father is not requirement participate will go first developed extensive opinions about dried fruit options. | Ray Schmitt @r_aymo Replying celebrityhottub Told my wife all water toys don't need be our front yard every day let kids neighborhood kill someone else's grass could barely believe said 1:26 PM 6/16/19 Twitter
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Former Clerk Shares Wholesome Story Of RBG & Fantasy Baseball 'Trash Talk'

It was a somber weekend for much of the United States after the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death broke on Friday. The 87 year old judge was a champion for women's rights, and had become somewhat of a cult figure in recent years. Many devotees shared somber, wordy, and often beautiful tributes to their hero, highlighting her accomplishments and struggles as a woman in politics. But it's a warm and silly Twitter thread from one of Ginsburg's former clerks, Scott Hershovitz, that really made us feel something. 

The thread, which involves some "friendly" fantasy baseball competition, shows a side of RBG that's a little more personal than most. A quiet but feisty mischief that we assume only those closest to her were privy to witness. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

Funny and sweet twitter thread from scott hershovitz about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and fantasy baseball | Scott Hershovitz @shershovitz Today happy RBG memory time talked her into talking trash OT06 clerks had fantasy baseball league. Some chambers had teams. Some individual clerks did. And Justice Alito wanted team himself, not his clerks. 1/11 | last week term Ginsburg clerks were matched against Alito's team. RBG on losing end lot term. Not this time destroyed him: 10-0.
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