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You know when someone talks and you are immediately cautious of them? Or when you read a post on the internet and instantly know you should just skip it?

That's your personal bullsh*t radar going off. And you know exactly what sets it off and makes you want to run in the other direction immediately.



u/pouga218 asked:

What immediately sets off your "Bullsh*t Radar"?

Here were some of those answers.

Interns For Adults

When a potential client says, "Our budget for this first one is almost nothing, but if this one goes well, we hope to get some funding and can do a bunch more with a real budget".

Janku

Ah, the business-to-business version of "if you do great work as an unpaid intern, we'll talk about hiring you".

DrKohlrabi

Scam Alert Scam Alert

So you don't want to buy my $88 course where I teach you how to make $8,888 in just a month with virtually no effort on your part? I only need 101 people to sign up and I'll have aced my own course!

LittleBoiFound

Got a friend who's gotten pulled into a few of these "courses" recently. The one he's always talking about lately is Robert Kiyosaki. I've expressed some mild concerns, but I'm just going to let him discover the scam on his own, and continue to change the subject anytime he tries to get me to join.

ELTepes

Ahh, The Run-Around

When I can't get it in writing.

  • Can't hand me the contract? Contract will screw me.
  • Can't tell me what the raise will be? There won't be one.
  • Can't give me an itemized receipt? You're skimming off the top.

The Victim Complex

Someone ALWAYS being the victim in EVERY story. And if you question it it just pisses them off

bvvb01

I know someone like this. Everyone she encounters is insanely unreasonable and unfair to her, at least if you believe her side of things.

EconDetective

Them 800 Numbers

monotone female voice you have an important message pending about your car's extended warranty. Call 877-SCAM-NOW for more information.

Really, you jerks? Really? The "extended warranty" on my truck that is old enough to drink that I bought from the third owner? That one? It must be a really extended warranty.

suspicious_crocodile

Chain Letters

Any sappy photo on FB with a caption like "they don't think their picture will get any Likes, let's prove them wrong!"

I scroll past that nonsense so fast, I get friction burns.

akaCatt

People on reddit going "i hope the 10 people who see this like it" is a surefire way to get me to downvote because it's 99.99999% of the time trying to guilt/trick people into upvoting...

jd530

Pyramid Schemes

Message from that girl who called you fat and ugly in high school:

♥️ Hey girl! Long time no speak 😘 anyway, how would you 👈 like to make money at home 🏡 and loose weight 💪 you'll be an excellent member of my team 💃 PM me hun, I only have three spaces left for 😘 gorgeous babes to join my team xxoo SO HURRY! ♥️♥️

BlackCaaaaat

Leslie Leslie Leslie

When someone used my name to often in speech.

"Hi Leslie, it's great you've come to see me Leslie. Leslie, I'm going to start by telling you exactly what the situation is and then you can can tell me a bit about what your expectations are, is that alright with you Leslie?

Runs away

Granny_Nanny_Magrat

Relationships Broken

Had a friend in high school who just didn't really mature at all. All his girlfriends are the same type of person and he has never learned to start relationships with people he's barely known and/or don't know if they're a good person or not. He's not an a**hole "all my ex's are psychos" guy, just a dumba** "all my ex's are psychos" guy. But either way that should set off the bullsh*t radar.

Ethra2k

And Then Goop

"Buy our healing vagina eggs that are used to balance hormones, increase bladder control, regulate menstrual cycles and prevent uterine prolapse."

Of course they prevent prolapse. Nothing can fall out once you've got a chunk of gravel launched up there

dusty-kat

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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