“Never confuse motion with action.” – Benjamin Franklin
The Ghost of Christmas Reality
There is a LOT of pressure to feel happy and blessed this time of year. Between Thanksgiving and New Years, the average person is subjected to: obligatory office holiday parties, multiple family reunions, packed airports and malls, high-carb foods, excessive spending, and that one Mariah Carey Christmas song at least twice a day.
It’s enough stress and pressure to make anyone go batshit crazy, but instead, we’re all expected to smile our way through gritted teeth and be humbly thankful for what these holidays symbolize.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s wonderful sitting around a dinner table with friends and family and delicious food. That actually IS a blessing many people aren’t afforded the luxury of experiencing.
But, as this hilarious SNL skit with Matt Damon exemplifies, holidays like Christmas don’t always go as swimmingly as we want or anticipate.
It doesn’t matter what your occupation is or how much you love it – there are always things about it that get monotonous and old.
This is particularly true if your job involves interacting with other people – which qualifies about 99% of the workforce.
Regardless if you are a server, a stockbroker, or a doctor, your daily routine will undoubtedly be peppered with stupid people doing stupid shit that is remarkably common for such a high-functioning society.
While some stupid decisions that people make are temporary, others are not. Like getting someone or getting a tattoo. These are huge, lasting, life decisions that people are constantly making without thinking through.
And who better to know the tell-tale signs of idiotic behavior and trends than people in that industry? Here, tattoo artists reveal the tattoos that make them cringe every time they are requested.
Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts w/ Will Ferrell
James Corden and Will Ferrell take turns asking each other very personal questions and are given the choice: answer truthfully or eat whatever food is in front of them. Foods include fish eyes, water scorpions and turkey testicles.