Why can't we all just get along? Why do people have to act a fool or try to belittle others with violence?
That is why is can be so delicious to watch a bully or just an ignorant dude get a good comeuppance. Now I don't advocate for violence but, a quick thumping to knock the shoulder chip off or cause to fall from that pedestal they think they're on is sometimes necessary.
Far too many people believe they are invincible so they just act any kind of way to anybody. And every once in a while they meet their match, or they meet their rhetorical "maker." And they cry. And it's beautiful.
Redditor u/ZPM89 wanted to know about the time people made that bad decision to come for someone they should've just ignored, by asking:
What happened when you saw someone pick on the wrong person?
High school is a rough time for many. And bullying doesn't seem to have slowed down. I remember some awful bullies in my school days. And one of the best day was when this one evil kid decided to try and throw this science kid across the room. That science kid knew martial arts. One of them limped to the principal. Guess who?
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"Saw a little person bodyslam someone who was about a foot taller than him into for picking on him in high school."
Stay on the field boys...
"During high school the wrestling team and football team shared the weight room where you work out. Some of the football players started picking on the soon to be state champions younger brother. We found out that day that football players while strong can't get out of wrestling holds that make you a human pretzel."
"Watched a guy at a bar pick a fight with a buddy of mine. My buddy is pretty chubby and honestly soft spoken until he gets a few drinks but wouldn't say much to offend anyone. So the fight began and nobody told the other guy that my buddy has been teaching Taekwondo for years. The fight was over very fast."
"Back in 2019, my family and I decided to go on a road trip up the east coast. One night, we decided to stop in Fort Bragg, NC. While there, we elected to head to this small bar to get some dinner before calling it a night. Upon arriving, I notice there's this one really loud dude who's trying to flirt with every single girl that walked into the bar. Anyways, there's this one lady that he's really bugging, and you can visibly tell that she's uncomfortable but he's not stopping."
"That lady then decides to go sit down next to this really quiet bunch of dudes in the corner. Upon noticing the company these men were giving her, he walks up to them and starts losing it. He yells a ton of obscenities and tries to show off the fact that he was a Ranger or something, but these dudes just ignore him. Eventually, he gives up and just grabs the girl's arm."
"At that exact moment, one of the men stands up, grabs that dudes arm, flips him like a ragdoll onto the ground, and pins his arm to the ground. They have a quick chat about niceties before letting him go and that dude is promptly ushered out of the restaurant. Later found out, they were special forces of some type!"
"6th grade, bully decides to pick on the class nerd one more time by pushing his books from his desk to the floor."
"Class nerd grabs a pencil and stabs him directly in the shoulder. The look on the bully's face was pure confusion as the pencil protruded from his shoulder. The nerd was suspended and missed a big overnight trip for our "gifted" kids class, but I like to think he never regretted it."
See there, think before you act. An act like a person not a savage. And maybe get a therapist. Or least takes some deep breaths.
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"An incident on the street of our town, too long to explain and not relevant anyway, but a bully of a man grabbed hold of my arms but he didn't realise my six foot son was nearby. J appeared out of nowhere, lifted yer man up by the lapels of his jacket, roared into his face "get your f*****g hands off my mam" and HURLED him across the pavement."
Chad looking guy...
"I was at a Machine Gun Kelly concert a few weeks ago in general admission. We made friends with some people next to us; a dad who took his 14 year old daughter and her friend to the show. He was a really nice guy and his daughter was so excited to be at her first ever concert. 2 minutes after the show starts, a fight breaks out right next to us. We quickly realize it's the dad we met, fighting some late twenties Chad looking guy."
"It lasted only a couple of minutes— we watched as Chad ripped the dad's shirt in half off of him, only for the dad to then clock him so hard in the face that he fell to the ground and scurried away. We later found out from our new friend that the Chad guy had come up to his daughter from the crowd and started touching her inappropriately. He finished out the concert with his daughter, shirtless. It was awesome. lol"
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"A buddy of mine got a job at a steel mill after graduating with a degree in chemical engineering (the job wasn't related to his degree). While working there, he made a friend, a guy named Lou, whose job it was to stand on a platform over a vessel of molten steel and use a long heavy rod to bash through the cooling steel crust on the top (please forgive my terminology, I don't know the trade)."
"Lou was an unassuming man, about 5'8", bald and not particularly imposing. But he was crazy strong and tough because of the job, among other things. One night, they went for a beer after work and were standing at the bar drinking and chatting. Some drunk a-hole bumps into Lou and gets aggressive. This guy throws a punch and connects on the side of Lou's head."
"Without setting down his beer, Lou grabs him by the front of his shirt with one hand, lifts him off the floor and seats him on the bar. Lou lets him go and quietly says, "I'm going to give you a chance to reconsider." The guy sobers up really fast and says, "Thank you. Please accept my apology." Lou let him get down off the bar, at which point he turned around to the barkeeper, paid his tab, Lou's, and my buddy's, then quietly left, still looking shaken."
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"Was standing in line to get poutine in Montreal. Some drunk dude started harassing a bouncer then a police woman came and he started to get physical with her. She flipped him over on his back and handcuffed him. Amazing!"
"The local sheriff's grandson was a bully and would hide behind his grandpa's name. One day during lunch period in high school, he decided to steal a couple books from a nerdy-looking kid I didn't know. Kid immediately saw through it and demanded his stuff back. Bully said he'd have the kid arrested on false accusation charges."
"Kid grabs a fork from someone's lunch tray and drives it into the bully's leg. Bully screams and lurches out of the chair, dropping the books from under his loose-fitting shirt as he does so. Kid picks up his stuff and goes back to eating like nothing happened."
"This is personal. Me and a friend would walk home from middle school. I was in 8th grade and he was in 7th. There was a 9th grader that walked the same route. He was 5 inches taller and 30 pounds bigger than me. He would pick on us all the time. Throw us down. Punch. Spit."
DON'T MESS WITH HUNGRY PEOPLE!!
"Due to covid, Mcdonald's has had an unusually long line. A gang member thought he could cut the line and throw up his gang sign out the window to the long line of people he just cut in front of. The person behind him (small framed dude with his kid in the car) is furious, gets out of his car to confront the gang member. Gang member also jumps out and starts to square up to this scrawny dude."
"Thinking he is the most dominant of the pair, the gang member laughs and tells him to "F**k off before you get hurt". Within 2 seconds, the scrawny dude throws 3 jabs as quick as lightning and drops the gang member on the spot, jumps in the gang members car, drives it onto the road and parks it, gets out and throws the keys over a fence, gets back in his own car and proceeds to stay in line until he receives his order. As he's driving out, the gang member has half come to and boots the man's car as he drives past."
"Annoyed (I'm guessing because his child is in the car) this dude gets out and drops the fool again. Jumps in his car and drives off. Moments later, the gang member comes to again and realises his car is parked on the road. He walks up to it and before he reaches his car, somebody screamed out to him "Your keys are over that fence". By that time, foods ready and we out. Moral of the story, DON'T MESS WITH HUNGRY PEOPLE!!"
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"When I was in middle school one time I saw this boy creepily sneaking up on a girl and he grabbed her butt. She spun around smacked him in the face with her purse and started kicking him in the nads. He freaked out and ran off. Never saw him mess with a girl again."
"When I was in HS, 40 years ago, a megajock started harassing, and basically stalking, a girl I knew from a previous activity. She was dating a man who had relatives in the Mafia, and some of them paid him a little visit and while they didn't do anything to him beyond warn him what they could do to him if he kept it up, he got the message and left her alone."
"One of my friends went to an inner city comprehensive school in a rough part of a big city in the north of England. One of the bullies at the school was known for being a sadistic prick that picked on anybody. One morning some new students arrived at the school, and it was apparent they were of gypsy origin."
"The bully made an incredibly derogatory comment about people from gypsy origin. Big mistake. One of the girls of gypsy origin charged at the bully and literally just pummelled him to the ground, then just started savagely beating him. She was landing punches left right and centre, and literally going at him like a wild animal."
"She would not stop! It took 3-4 teachers to get her off him, and even then she was still trying to go for him so they had to get him out of the room. She was screaming all sorts of obscenities at him and saying that he better look over his shoulder as he's a marked man. The bully had to change school and house, according to my friend."
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"I was dating a woman who's about 5'10 and while not really aggressive, you don't want to mess with her."
"Apparently someone grabbed her butt while she was in line at a bar, she turned around and knocked the guy to the ground with one punch. An hour or two later, a cop showed up, asked her what happened and said "Thank you, just wanted to double-check the facts. Have a night night."
Good Day Sir
"When I was 10 or so my grandparents and I were driving back home to Canada from their condo in Florida. We were coming through the Detroit/Windsor border crossing and stopped just before the border at a Walmart. Some dude rudely tried to shove past us into the store. My grandfather tapped him on the shoulder and told him to apologize to his wife and grandson for being ignorant and inconsiderate."
"This guy was 30 or so if I had to guess, at the time.my grandfather was 61. The guy shoved my grandpa, and then miraculously he was on the ground out like a light. My grandfather waited until he woke from his nap, got the apology, and then bought me ice cream and a hot wheels car. Good day."
"okay that's cool, thanks bro"
"My husband. 7th grade, middle school (ugh) - his family moved and he had to start at a new school. The "alpha male" of the school went up to him his first week there and just socked him in the face out of nowhere - to this day my husband has no idea why, he hadn't even looked at him - he thinks the guy was like trying to assert his dominance, show him who was in charge at that school or whatever lol."
"Anyhow, guy throws a hard punch, husband didn't go down, didn't even flinch. He just laughed at him, said something like "okay that's cool, thanks bro" and walked off laughing. This is not how it went down with the other boys "alpha" dude tried to intimidate, and it made him look really stupid and like a fool in front of all the other kids lolol."
"Husband's best friend that he met there is the one who told me this, bc he saw it happen and it made quite the impression on everyone. I thought that was cool AF how my husband basically took this douchebag down and humiliated him without having to lift a finger lol. He's still the chillest dude. :)"
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"The girl in my high school who had a black belt in grade 9. Very few people knew this, but one guy must have heard a rumor or something and harassed the crap of her."
"All the dumb jokes you can imagine if you were picking on someone for being in karate. Screaming HI-Yah, and fake karate chops… He was warned that she could kick his butt and he asked her to prove it. So one day she did. She knocked that boy out cold. It was fantastic."
Go forth with kindness. Nobody likes a bully or a fool. When you lead with violence, karma will find you. Please let me be there!
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We are in the golden age of television. Television is where it is at. But that doesn't mean everything is worth your time. There are so many "IT" shows, and there has been for like a decade. We can't keep up. If we could, we'd only be watching the television and never see the light of day.
But there are programs that don't survive the hype. And I hate that. You put aside time to start a series where everyone is... "OMG. This is everything!" Then you watch ten minutes and you're like... " Meh."
Being a fan takes time and patience, and I'm lacking both. So let's discuss what stories need to be avoided.
Redditor u/TheEliteKoala1 wanted to talk about all the tv entertainment that we just... didn't love, by asking:
What TV show could you just not get into?
The Crown. I said it. The Crown. Why are we obsessed with these people? I'm bored. Just my opinion.
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"The Walking Dead. I was completely into the first season but after a few episodes in to the second I lost all interest for some reason."
"Keeping up with the Kardashians."
"Lets just say i find shows like Beavis and Butthead (or Ren and Stimpy) more intellectually challenging than watching keeping up with the Kardashians 😏 Hell, i can go watch shows like: Road Runner, Sanjay & Craig, MEGAS XLR or even Breadwinners, and STILL sit back and feel my brain getting that nice cozy massage of intellectual stimuli."
"Keeping up with the Kardashians offer none of that.. What i DO get is a mix of a burning desire to castrate myself with . Only group of fans (and indeed cast) I could name that are close to being that annoying is those of shows like Love Island, Ex on the Beach, and such (and let's never forget Jersey Shore) The collective IQ of all those pressed together would be like comparing a soccer ball to the size of the sun."
"Tried three times and got all the way to season 2 until saying forget this. It seems everyone I know watches it because of how bad it is. I just personally don't have time for seasons long of bad content."
"Wubba Lubba Dub Dub"
"Rick and Morty. It comes highly recommended from people whose opinions I trust, but if I wanted to watch a cartoony old man yell for 30 minutes, I'd go home for Thanksgiving."
"To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics, most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterization - his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance."
"The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick and Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick's existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon's genius unfolds itself on their television screens."
"What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a Rick and Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand."
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"Two broke girls. I had to quit after 3 minutes because it was that bad."
I'm so glad I avoided many of those shows. The Walking Dead was always a problem for me. Zombies can't go on forever.
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"Big Bang Theory."
"Sheldon is on the spectrum, but I don't think the others are. Leonard is the most NT of the group, Howard's issues are more around his upbringing/environment, and I think Raj just has plain social anxiety."
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"Orange is the New Black. It just never interested me. 🤷♀️"
"The book is better and is a detailed look at prison life and how the justice system treats inmates of different social status (race/economic). The tv show is just a prison soap opera with a little bit of morality thrown in."
"Outlander. I'm of Scottish descent, so everyone kept telling me to read the books (years ago, before the series) and I could not get past the first 50 pages. Then everyone said I would love the series. Then I watched season one, and no. It's just an excuse for soft porn and sexual violence. And I tried season 2, and those two idiots just keep putting themselves in stupid situations. Nope.nope.nope."
"Mad Men. I adore the looks, but I despise the characters."
"I hated it at first too, but once I started thinking of it as a horror movie (show), I fell in love with it. I'm serious about that--they do all these awful, dangerous, often despicable things, and they think it's totally normal. Once I realized I was there to gawk at them, not to admire them, I enjoyed watching them and was grateful we've learned something since then."
"The 100. I bet if I tried watching it as a teenager I would like it. It's totally written for a teen audience. But since I'm a grumpy 30 yrs old, every time I see a scientific inaccuracy, logical fallacy, or just bad writing it's such a turn off. I got through the first episode, but not the second."
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"American horror story. Ive been having nightmares of Evan Peters ever since December 8th, 2014. He scares me so much."
My DVR just got a lot less in interesting. Or maybe my life really freed up?
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Laughing is a key ingredient to survival. You gotta have a few deeply glorious laughs every now and again. I love a good laugh, honestly we all do. Life was hard before COVID and now it's nearly impossible. And those times when we can let loose the tears because of something funny, can relieve any and all stress.
What I especially love are the laughs attached to a moment or a memory. The laugh that never gets old and you'll still be chuckling about beyond the grave. They are the true life savers. Who can relate? I hope everybody.
Redditor u/29t03jwies needed some reasons to smile and guffaw, so they asked:
What was something that you made you laugh uncontrollably?
I've been blessed with many memories. So I have a deep well of hilarity to tap into. Where to begin? Movies, tv shows, school, job, the list goes on...
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"The dude who just asked how much deeper the ocean would be if we removed all the sponges."
"When the toddler danced in on her dad's BBC interview. And proceeding to knock out books on her dad's bed, which was made as if it was a desk. And the baby strolling in, finished with the mother SLIDING her way in and hustling the kids out. The toddler shouts "Mom whyyyy" as she is towed out. Love this clip."
"This needs a smidge of setting up and is rather non-PC... i'm disabled and rely on a wheelchair to get around anything but very short distances. Chatting with two friends over voice chat online... discussion turned to buying something... I replied with "can't afford it, I'm broke."
"Instantly, one of the other two guys said 'of course you are, that's why you're in a wheelchair' 5 minutes later we stopped laughing. not a word was spoken in that time... we just fell about barely able to breathe properly... even now, a couple of years later we still laugh when the story is told."
In my face...
"In a boardroom in New York for a high pressure meeting with a dozen executives. A finance pricing exec had previously messed up a contract with the Siemens corporation and was getting hammered not to screw up this current deal we were working on. He had enough and announced "I'm getting really tired of having Siemens thrown in my face!". I absolutely lost it while all the others sat straight faced. Still makes me laugh."
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"What do I do?!"
Those are cute moments. But can they top the best "Golden Girls" episodes? I'm not so sure. I mean, just pick a Rose story and you'll be destined to smile.
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"Celebrity Jeopardy on SNL. One of the categories was Japan-US Relations. Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery read it as "Jap-anus" relations. I laughed so hard for so long I thought I was going to pass out."
"The announcements for vocal talent on the Mario movie."
Pleased to... what?
"That Bondulance tweet always gets me going. (Not that I am on Twitter!) It's funniest in its original tweet format. https://mobile.twitter.com/thepunningman/status/539714048246697986?lang=en
- The bond's Name. James Name.
- Pleased to… what?
- Bond Name's the James.
- Are you alright?
- Bames Nond's having a stronk, call a Bondulance." PositiveRequirement4
Not so Sturdy
"One time in high school, while on the phone my friend decided it would be funny to try and knee me in the butt but to his surprise my skinny, boney butt is a lot more sturdy than his knee, I felt nothing, he on the other hand was on the ground with a swollen knee, in pain unable to walk or get up from the pain."
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What a day...
"When I was about 13, I was at the dinner table with my parents, grandmother and little brother (11). While eating, my bro kept farting every 20 seconds, and me being the child I am I was laughing like crazy! It came to a point where I couldn't breathe so I asked him to fart quietly."
"I then heard a small squeak coming from his chair and I lost it. Once I calmed down, I asked him to go to the toilet to fart. He did so and ripped the biggest piece of echoing thunder I have ever heard. I was choking on my steak and took my food upstairs. What a day."
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"One time I went to a buddies house because he texted me to swing by. Came in about 20 minutes, and he was passed out on the couch with a half eaten block of cheese on his lap. To this day 9 years later it's still the funniest crap I've seen."
I love Jude...
"My friend was struggling to remember the name of a movie for several hours during in a hang-over pizza breakfast in bed. We're in the middle of a completely different conversation and she blurts out "Jude Law is a disabled man!" After the laughter subsided we were finally able to guess the movie from that clue."
"Buddy of mine crap himself while passed out at the bonfire at a party (theater kids, they get wild) he drank and smoked more than he could handle, likely because he wanted to fit in. When someone came and told me I dropped to the floor and laughed for a good 10 minutes."
"Once we composed ourselves we cleaned him up ( I disposed of the crap) and put him in bed. When he asked why he was wearing different clothes in the morning we told him he had puked on himself and never said another word. Guy was a real party pooper."
Under the Table...
"When my daughter was two years old she loved playing hide and seek. I'd count to ten and then come looking for her, and I'd make it fun by searching around even though I knew she was behind the curtain or behind the couch because she'd be giggling a bit. I walked into the kitchen and loudly say "now where oh where could (my daughter) be?" and then I heard "I'm under the table."
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"When I took mushrooms , literally everything."
"Yup. Only did shrooms twice. First time, felt nothing, probably got ripped off. Second time, my cousin and I spent probably four or five hours just sitting in his basement laughing our butts of at absolutely nothing. I don't remember why I started laughing, but I remember we both tried to express to each other that we had no idea what was so funny, and then that seemed like the funniest thing ever and I was laughing even harder."
"When I was a kid a doe wandered onto my street and my friend and I were staring at it. My friend sneezed and scared the hell out of it and it bounded face first into the side of an RV, spazzed out trying to get back up with it's legs flailing in every direction, and bounded away in comically high leaps. I laughed so hard I fell over and skinned the hell out of my elbow."
A Good Grin
"When I discovered I had accidentally left the vibrator in my laundry room that my girlfriend had given me as a joke. Most people leave a socks not vibrators. It went missing but I noticed some old ladies in my building grinning mischievously. I told my friends they laughed hysterically with me."
"My family was all getting together at my parents house. Me and one sister were already there, our youngest sister just arrived. Older sister goes upstairs to get something, leaves the rest of us in the kitchen. I hear the younger one go "I'm not really sure how to open this..." and the next thing I knew, I'd been shot point blank in the chest with a champagne cork."
"Sister walks back into the kitchen to both me and my mom on the floor in tears laughing while our other sister is panicking holding and over flowing bottle dripping everywhere. "I WAS GONE FOR TWO MINUTES WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED" It was another few minutes before we could explain ourselves."
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"In biology class in high school, a friend nudged me and pointed to the skeleton in the room."
"Someone had placed its pointer finger in its mouth and positioned the other hand on its pelvis, like where a belt buckle would be. I could not contain my laughter and no one else thought it was nearly as funny as me. My teacher was not pleased and I was almost kicked out of class."'
I love cheese. I almost choked to death laughing on cheese. One hasn't lived until a near-death "cheesing."
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People are obsessed with hauntings and ghost stories.
Unexplainable phenomena remain a fascination for even for the timid. It's like driving by the scene of a traffic accident. As horrific as they are, people can't help but slow down and look.
This is why ghost hunting shows remain popular. Audiences in general like being freaked out.
But the real horrors that keep me up at night are the ones perpetrated by the living.
Curious to hear about hair-raising anecdotes, Redditor Napalm_Nancy_Yeet asked strangers online:
"What true, non-paranormal story gives you chills?"
No ghosts or murderers here, but these stories are creepy, nonetheless.
"Seeing that photo of the guy hiding in the trees. The kid took a selfie on a mountain trail and sent the pic to his family then went missing. After closer inspection they noticed there was a guy crouching down hiding in the trees behind where the kid was.... On this trail that no one was supposed to be on..."
"A guy was sleeping on top of fridges at a grocery store trying to hide from work. He fell between the wall and one, and died there. Nobody knew where he was until his rotting body stunk up the place."
These tragic stories are nightmare-inducing.
The Fight For Survival
"Alive. Bunch of kids survived a plane crash but couldn't get out of the mountains. Wound up cannibalizing each other. A few were eventually rescued, their stories are harrowing."
The Drowning Girl
"The story of Omayra Sanchez. Don't look it up if you are sensitive. She was a kid that got a feet trapped under debris during a flood and was imposible to rescue. They could interview her while was slowly dying of infection and hypothermia."
What criminals are capable of are far more haunting than any spooky specter.
"The story of Daniel LaPlante. There's quite a bit of information so I'll try to sum up the creepiest bits."
"Daniel met a girl named Annie and took her on a date or two. They talk for a while but eventually, Annie found him to be a bit creepy and dumps him. He continues to stop by the house uninvited but quite sneaky about it. He'd tap on windows and stuff, get Annie and her sister riled up and scared. They'd try to convince their dad someone was out there but he was often working and didn't hear or see anything."
"So one night, the two sisters went to the basement to do a seance, trying to contact their mom who had died somewhat recently I believe. They hear tapping on the walls and run up stairs. All is well for a while, but the tapping and knocking continues. It comes from all over the house and they can't figure out why."
One night, dad finally heard the knocking and investigated. He opened a closet door to find Daniel standing there with a knife or machete. That's scary enough but Daniel was also wearing his late wife's wedding gown (I think make-up too but not sure). Dad fought him off and he was finally arrested. If that isn't weird enough, they found out he had been moving around, even spending the night INSIDE the walls of their house. That's how he'd watch them and it explains the constant knocking from all over.
Prior to this incident, he had assaulted and murdered a pregnant woman and drowned her two children.
I left out a fair bit of details and maybe the timeline is off but I'm telling this from memory.
The Bedroom Watcher
"A few years ago in Saratoga NY there was a guy who would break into people's houses just to watch them sleep. Never took anything, just watched people sleep. They caught him, but it apparently really messed with the minds of the victims. Saratoga Sleeper Creeper."
"When I turned 18, I got my first apartment. I started using the laundry down the street. I noticed the owner would show up within 10 minutes of my arrival. Didnt matter what day or time. Always trying to chat me up, drive me home etc. Creeper dude. One day, a man I didnt even know was there and yelled at him for staring at my clothing in the dryer while touching his hand to the door. He was staring at my panties. It was so uncomfortable, I began to take my laundry back to my parents."
"About 10 years later, scrolling FB, i see an age progression for a teen girl who disappeared from that laundry, a week before I began going there. I never forgot how scary he was, and would have remembered any missing child posters or even newspaper articles because I was a daily reader then. Turns out, this guy is the only suspect, also lived across the street from me so it explains why he always arrived when I showed up. I had to walk past his place with my clothes."
"She's never been found."
The Paroled Rapist
"A paroled rapist and his wife abducted an 11 year old girl and assaulted her on a weekly basis, even forcing her to give birth to two children. All throughout this time he was being monitored by parole officers and psychiatrists who praised him for his supposed rehabilitation and even tried to have him taken off parole several times, unaware that he was holding three people captive under their noses."
"This went on for eighteen years until he was finally caught when he brought his daughters-by-rape to a campus and the police officers reported it to his parole officer."
The Netflix docuseries, Don't F**k With Cats, seriously kept me up at night.
Witnessing a twisted psychopath's gruesome torturing of animals was disturbing enough, but it turns out his social media stunts were only the beginning.
The three-part series, while being a well-produced show, wound up being the creepiest thing I have ever seen.
Never believe the hype, you'll often be disappointed. That is definitely a life truth I have experienced time and time again. I find it is a specific truth when it comes to movies.
I can't tell you how many times I've seen a movie after hearing people and critics go on and on about its glory, and then I walk away thinking... "Well, there's two hours of my life stolen and wasted!"
It makes you wonder if we watched the same film. I know I'm not alone on this. Right?
Redditor u/tosomalerot69 wanted to hear about what movies just don't live up to the hype, by asking:
In your opinion, which movies are overrated?
There are so many Oscar winning films I've seen that I'm positive voters had to be drunk when they filled out their ballots. This past year alone... don't get me started. There were films I could only take fifteen minutes at a time.
"Crash. It won an Oscar for Best Picture and it's freaking terrible."
did I really like this back then?
"The Kissing Booth All of them. They aren't even that good but so many people like them."
"Although I have to agree with this (since I feel like it's such a cringey movie), I think the movie targets teenagers as their viewers since it's more relatable at that stage of their lives. Just my observation as I see lots of teenagers on my feed getting giddy over it when the trailer's released. That's what I also think of To All The Boys I've Loved. It's one of those movies where you just watch one day and you think to yourself, "did I really like this back then? Lol"
I disagree... but whatever...
"The Breakfast Club. I know it's a hallmark and a product of its time, but I feel like the ending, with the romance plot point, drastically undermines the message of the movie. I believe that the theme is we're not so different when you know each of us, we all have our crap, so we could be friends despite our lots in high school society; we are more than our tropes. And yet, despite all of the character growth, they fall into very bland tropes following their heart to heart:"
- Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson pair, so the rich girl can have her bad boy fling.
- Emilio Estévez and Ally Sheedy pair, because make up makes someone instantly ok for a superficial fling, even though she's done crap like sprinkle dandruff on her drawing to create snow. Personality doesn't matter to make up.
- And finally, Michael Carter Hall does all their essays for them. (I'm a little biased because I was that kid so it stung extra when they said they knew him and then used him for essays while they made out) And then they say they will never speak again."
"Personally, if I could change it, I would have cut the romance, and then inserted one last scene before Judd walks off the field with his fist in the air. I would have had a seen on Monday, with the school all there. They all pass each other, and without a word, look at each other and nod. Then we see that the message they went for actually stuck a little more than just "oh yeah no for sure we're all the same definitely" It's a great movie, I just think it's overrated, and that it undermines itself."
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"Shakespeare in Love. Won best picture same year Saving Private Ryan was nominated. Biggest snub in Oscar history, since it wasn't a good movie beating a great movie, it was a TERRIBLE movie beating a great movie."
Ok, there is some blasphemy here. There are classics listed that are brilliant. "The Breakfast Club?" I will die on that hill. Genius. And why such hate for Shakespeare?
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"Fast and furious... the first 2 movies were pretty good. But that's about it... instead of revolving around the idea of racing, they went in with the typical bold tough guy beating and shooting the crap out of all villains."
More than enough...
"And I fully anticipate there will be at least two more. The next will probably be "The Global Purge" and show the entire world doing a purge. And the one after that will either be "The Space Purge" cause horror series always die in space. Or "The Final Purge" which could be one last show of violence as they hunt down everyone who wants to do the purge and kill them. Or you know, they'll 'end the series' only to reboot/revive it in 8 years."
Not the GOAT!
"Didn't Avengers: Endgame get rated as the 3rd best movie ever made or something? Can't get my head around that. Just kind of assumed that everyone was so invested in the 10 year progression that they couldn't say it was anything but one of the greatest. I liked it, but I'm not sure any superhero movie could be regarded as a GOAT movie."
"Dirty Dancing. I've never understood the hype. Yes, I have watched it."
"As a guy who likes this movie it's also a concept of the time it was released. The idea of going to a family vacation as a stuck up girl and ending up living an adventure that involves falling in love with the handsome guy, helping someone who just had an abortion, and ending up discovering that you're more than just a spoiled brat is a great redeeming arch. Today it could be misinterpreted, but this is was the feeling in the 80s. Summer love was a big big thing before the apps and covid. :)."
Stop The Rock
"Dwayne Johnson films - like people you can like this actor, he's fine but please stop recommending random action films to me that I don't care about, purely because they have some guy in them who I'm sure is quite nice but like I don't care."
Awww, leave Dwayne alone. He's so cute and kind. Fast and Furious? I have nothing to say. Art truly is subjective. To each their own.