There's something impressive about Thor's ability to summon that hammer, isn't there?
Like, he can just be vibing there in his underwear and stick his hand out and BOOM. Hammer time.
If I sound jealous it's because I absolutely am. Do y'all have any idea how hard it is to hold a flailing toddler AND pick up all the stuff they're flinging everywhere?
Reddit user DependentAd30893 asked:
"You are allowed one object that you can summon to your hand like Thor with his hammer. What do you pick?"
You'd think people would want to be able to summon millions of dollars or attractive people ... but it turns out 2020/2021 got the better of us and we're mostly interested in much more practical things. Sure money came up, but not in the way you'd expect.
2022 is looking like the year of mundane magic for everyone!
"I don't know if it's lame, but I'm going to go with pure practicality."
"I choose to summon 'dust' because it would save me so much time cleaning my apartment when I can just summon all the dust into a ball and throw that away."
"Oh. Oh wow. This is the answer."
"I'm under 5 feet tall, imagine me trying to dust fan blades... now imagine me just summoning the dust."
"Oh my god you're a genius."
Nobody Wants To Get Up
"The remote control."
"Same. But not for the TV."
"I would summon the remote for android box."
"That one is way smaller and keeps getting lost. Also my wife will not help in search for a small one, considers it bad luck."
Small Bill Brilliance
"A $20 bill. A lot of places won't accept bigger bills anyway."
"I'll just keep summoning that same $20 lol. Eventually it'll fall apart, but hopefully it'll be a while."
"A twenty dollar bill."
"I can use it to pay for small items. From that I get change."
"I then summon it back to my hand and boom, I have both the change and my reusable bill back."
Same Idea, But Bigger
"A USD 100 bill."
" 'Deposit' it at the bank, then call it back. Rinse and repeat."
"Or buy something and call it back. Or find a store that'll break it and--you guessed it--call it back."
"It's not an earth-shattering amount of money, but imagine never having to actually pay for anything under $100 ever again."
"And if you've got moral qualms about essentially stealing from a small business or something, use the 'clean' money you got from the above steps for those purchases."
"$100... now imagine I buy something, they put it in the register, and I summon it back."
"I can even return the product and get extra money, bootiful ;3 XD "
Mightier Than The Sword
"Gonna sound lame, but probably just a normal pen."
"I lose all my pens constantly. It would be really nice."
"I, too, lose pens constantly."
"I made an emergency pen for my wallet out of two lengths of a radio antenna, two rubber caps from a small toggle switch kit, and the ink insert from another pen."
"I installed it into the crease of my wallet by cutting some slits in the leather."
"Summoning pens would probably be easier."
" 'Hey can I borrow a pen?' "
" 'Yeah sure, just make sure you give it back.' "
"**45 minutes later**"
" 'What the hell?!' "
"**Pen flies out of pocket**"
"Nothing worse than realizing I don’t have it and don’t know where it is."
"I'm always forgetting it at my house."
"If you’ve ever lost your wallet you know how absolutely annoying it is."
"Whether it’s a short term loss like in a pile of laundry or a real loss like you left it somewhere unknown, outside of your house, losing your wallet is the top stressor of minor/major inconveniences for me."
"So yeah, I also want to say that I would make the money motion with my fingers in order to make it appear."
"Mars. The planet Mars."
"Society will give me what I want or I'll summon Mars till it collides with Earth."
"Either that, or they'll kill me and dissect my body to try and steal my power."
"When Thor calls his hammer it travels at a canonical speed of 770 MPH."
"If you summoned Mars at that speed, given its current distance, it would take ~33 years for it to arrive. That's a pretty damn slow hostage situation."
"If you stopped summoning it at any point, it's course would almost certainly fail to adjust to Earth's own orbit, resulting in the two missing each other. Likely by many millions of miles."
- WorkLemmingOuter Space GIF by NASAGiphy
Three For One
"Food, water, and weapon all in one."
"I just want to see the confusion when a wall gets destroyed and I start gnawing on some carne asada."
"The kicker would be someone trying to explain that a man caused massive property damage with a burrito."
"A burrito. My favourite food that I don’t have often enough."
"A charged battery for my laptop so that I never have to recharge it again."
"Either that or a router so that I have good wifi anywhere. Getting things done while on the move is a pain."
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No one can deny that the first year or so of the global pandemic was a difficult time for everyone.
In addition to the fact that people had to remain home, and limit all communication with friends and family through phone and video chat, people had to adjust to working or studying from home, and be on their guard when out and about in public.
But now, just over two years later and as things seem to be easing back to normal, one can now look back on these difficult years and realize the many lessons we as a society have learned.
Some might fill our hearts with hope and optimism and others which might infuriate us for the rest of our lives.
Redditor Affectionate-Ad1060 was curious to hear all the lessons, the good and the bad, people otherwise might not have learned were it not for the pandemic, leading them to ask:
"What is the most important lesson learnt from Covid-19?"
Healthcare needs fixing.
"Healthcare needs an overhaul."- Toxic_Politician
We could have been better prepared
"When the sh*t really hits the fan, we're f*cked."- idkijustlikememesetc
We overestimated people's concepts of basic decency.
"That it wouldn’t take much for civilized people to turn on each other."- hindmaja
"Most grown adults are nasty and have to be reminded to wash their hands."- shantyirish13
"People are sh*ttier than I expected."- WhitePhatAss
Cherish every moment
"You should take the time to spend with those you love."- idontworktomorrow
Nothing wrong with a little alone time every now and then.
"How comfortable I seriously am with just myself."- equidistant_life
"Bold of you to assume we’ve learned anything."- Airsoft07
Don't give in to vices.
"Alcohol doesn’t improve my life."
" t just feels good for a moment."
"9 months sober!"- bugaboo2013·
Major differences between city life and country life.
"The biggest take away I can come up with is how under serviced rural areas are."
"The local grocery store can’t offer curb side pick up, door dash doesn’t exist here, all the answers for what we should do in a pandemic aren’t feasible where there’s only 500 people."- medicff
It's necessary now and then to stop and reflect, something we all had plenty of time to do in the early months of the pandemic.
And though some major problems became more apparent, which we still need to continue working on, one can also appreciate that maybe the pandemic was the great big reset button the world needed to improve the many things which were otherwise being overlooked.
Here's hoping we remain proactive in continuing to make the world a better place.
OnlyFans was a groundbreaking step in content creation, allowing content creators to earn funds and tips directly from their subscribers.
And though not created expressly with this intention, it has proven hugely popular among both professional and amateur sex workers and porn performers.
So much so, that a threat to ban all adult entertainment from OnlyFans in August of 2021 was immediately squashed six days later.
Not having to be a professional has resulted in countless people creating and OnlyFans page as a side hustle, no doubt also taking it as an opportunity to explore a part of themselves they otherwise might not be brave enough to.
Others, however, are far too intimidated to even think about creating an OnlyFans page.
Curious to hear what might be stopping them, Redditor Sense_Conscious took the opportunity to find out by taking to Reddit to ask:
"What’s stopping you from having an OnlyFans?"
One of the hardest things to do in life is to stick to a budget. No matter how well you plan and how determined you are, you always seem to overspend a little.
Usually, this is a result of certain items being overpriced. Between run-of-the-mill inflation and shortage of goods, and the addition of pandemic-related inflation and shortage of goods, several items have been marked up.
In addition to goods, events and services are costing more as well.
The worst part is a lot of the stuff that is overpriced are actually items that people can't stop buying. People can't stop overspending if they aren't able to stop buying.
Curious about what overpriced items people keep buying, Redditor Sxzym asked:
"What's something that's way too overpriced, but people still keep buying?"
An Awful Business That's Always Needed
"Just throw me in the trash."
"I’m thinking about starting a business as a funeral planner. I know it sounds like a stand up bit, but I’m serious."
"It’s not like the average person understands the business, the rules and regulations, and the prices."
"So essentially, you’re making thousands of dollars worth of decisions while you’re an emotional wreck. Plus everyone is trying to squeeze extra money out of you by gaslighting you into thinking you’re a cheapskate that doesn’t care about your dead loved one."
"I go in not knowing the family nor the deceased and I certainly don’t give two sh*ts if a funeral director thinks I’m being cheap."
"The only thing that sucks is I would have to get paid too, so that would kind of ruin the whole point. So part of me just wants to volunteer my efforts."
"I just really hate when people get bent over and put in debt after losing someone. It’s so disgusting."
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"This one hits home. Everytime my mother buys a pack of ciggies and bitches about the rising costs but absolutely refuses to try the MUCH cheaper alternative which is vaping, the same device she seen me quit cigs on lol."
"I feel this lol"
"I’ve had issues with other addictions in the past and managed to kick the bad ones but haven’t been able to quit smoking."
"At 2 packs a day with the price being between 6-8$, that we will call 7 is about 5k a year and I’m about a decade into this so I’ve depend around 50k on cigarettes in my life."
"Fast food. Gone are the days of the dollar menu"
"F*ckin fast food man, McD’s is expensive as sh*t now a days."
"Fast food. I see lines of cars in just about every joint I drive past. Spending who knows how much money on one meal that has no nutrients. I spend the same amount on food that will provide me three meals, with nutrients that will help me through my week."
"Insulin. It's like they need it to live or something. Lol."
"Inhalers too. So ridiculous it's not like I'm choosing to not breathe"
"Not to start a phone war, but i myself think that Apple products in general are way too expensive."
"I might be wrong on this but it seems like every time they come out with a new iPhone all they add is a bit more battery life and a few better camera features when they’ve already had an excellent camera since iPhone X and 11 because that was the whole gimmick of those devices but they keep adding more camera stuff and then slap on a hundred more to the price."
The Essentials Of Eating
"Grubhub/Uber eats/door dash, etc"
"And when you have small children at home, thus making you unable or unwilling (depending on the circumstance) to just run out and pick up the food yourself, you wind up using then FAR more often than you should."
The Completely Necessary
"Insurance I mean, it's necessary, but still..."
"Women's hygiene products."
"It should be dirt cheap, if not free."
"Water. Should never have to pay for it."
"Bottled water - obviously only where safe, clean drinking water is available from the tap."
"Our tap water at our apartment tastes like dirt so we usually get a 24 pack and go through it in about 2 weeks. We always get the store brand, though. Never name brand."
Fulfilling The Food Groups
"pre-sliced fruits and veggies at the store. The markup is insane on those things lol"
"In Tennessee a whole watermelon is $4.99. Also, 1/4 of a watermelon is $4.99."
"I hate myself a little every time I buy pre chopped veggies but damn it if they aren't worth it when my arthritis flares."
Learn A Lot
"College education after associates."
"University or college education"
"The American Dream."
Ouch. That's a harsh reality!
There are so many life lessons we learn way too late.
One of the biggest is that life itself is not as difficult as we chose to make it.
Humans always seem to take the long road.
Maybe that's just life.
Maybe it's meant to be arduous until we learn to think smarter not harder.
Redditor rectangularbearwanted to have a chat about the aspects of life we all wish we could've experienced a little easier.
"What's a life lesson you learned the hard way?"
I have nothing to add. I only know how to make anything and everything hard.
Slow DownIn Love Thank You GIF by La Guarimba Film FestivalGiphy
"Don't fall too fast for someone."
"That's why it's called falling."
"High expectations are prone to leading to disappointment. This applies to all things, but personally, I find that it applies to people the most."
"I messed up with this big time. Talked me ex fiancé up like she was an angel straight for heaven. Turned out to be the Devil wearing Prada. Had to walk into church by myself looking straight busted when everyone found out my 'angel' dumped me."
"Go to the dentist. Teeth don't heal, they only get worse."
"I know a guy who can’t understand why he can’t get a girlfriend. All of his teeth are rotted and discolored except one. Idk about anyone else, but to me that’s worse than just having no teeth at all. Idk if he realizes how much worse bad teeth can make you look."
"Just because someone is family doesn't mean they will not screw you over."
"I too am among some of the many who have learned this the hard way. Foolish me experienced this time and time again before I finally realized that I have friends who have made better family than any of the blood related members of my life."
"I really hate the 'Family is everything' mentality some people espouse, as if the accident of blood relation excuses or entitles someone to abusive, manipulative behavior."
Single is HappyJimmy Fallon Television GIFGiphy
"Don’t settle, and if you get the vibe someone is settling for you, end it. Loneliness isn’t half as bad when compared to heartbreak."
"Regretting that single Tinder swipe after dating a paranoid for 11 months now, scared as hell for what could go wrong if I dump her."
Love is one of the most difficult things ever. Why so?
Seriously?!Will Smith Prison GIF by mtvGiphy
"That when my Uncle says 'I won't bail you out of jail' what he actually means is 'I won't bail you out of jail.' Who'd have thought."
You got You!
"Nobody is gonna watch out for you, like you."
"I saw something the other day written by another foster parent that said 'I became the kind of person I wish would've saved me when I was a kid.' Punched me right in the feels because it's absolutely true, for me anyway."
"Don't set yourself on fire to keep other people warm."
"Woah. This is all I've needed. I will never be the same. I will never think the same. I swear my life will only get better from here on. Such a simple sentence. Didn't think a reddit comment had the capacity to change my life so much. Obviously you haven't invented the phrase, but thank you for your comment."
"Don't give up on something without even trying. Even if you are convinced you will fail. In life, no one will do it for you, you have to do it yourself."
"Yes. And don’t gauge your potential on your self-confidence. Even if you feel there’s no way you can do something, and even if you fail miserably on your first try, keep trying. You’d be amazed at how many people who got good at something but started out as the worst at it."
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"Trust your gut when friends do bad things. It’s ok to leave relationships."
Life doesn't have to be so hard. Why do we make it so?