Psychology Today recently released a study on the most common places where Craigslist Missed Connections occur. While some may not be surprising (subways in the state of New York, bars in Winconsin and North Dakota), others are a little worrisome.
According to their map, Wal-Mart appears to be a popular place for believers in love to spot their dream guy or gal in about 14 states. Is it the drastically reduced good that make people fall in love at first site or is it the Wal-Mart greeters they’re really eyeing?
With this in mind, we start wondering what would be the worst places to meet our futures soulmates.
1. The Strip Club
Because how do you explain this chance encounter with your folks?
2. In Jail
Wouldn’t be the greatest place to try and find your “Happily Ever After.”
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I totally understand looong, boring commutes because it takes me longer than an hour to get to work everyday — by car, then subway, then bus (BOO). If this beatboxing, comedian was on board, maybe it wouldn’t feel so damn long. The talented New Yorker impressed subway riders with his realistic impressions of everyone from conductors to Darth Vader. He claims he used to be a subway announcer but was fired because of his crazy antics. The subway riders looked like they were trying to avoid him at first but by the end, they broke into fits of giggles.
Jay-Z decided to ride the subway to a concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center causing MASS PANDEMONIUM I TELL YOU among us mere plebs. He ended up chatting with a 67-year-old artist named Ellen Grossman, and the adorable encounter was conveniently caught on camera for his documentary Where I’m From, but more importantly, for the Internet to obsess over.
Grossman didn’t recognize who he was and upon noticing all the fandemonium asked if he was famous.
“Yes. Not very famous, you don’t know me,” he replied. “But I’ll get there.” Then he introduced himself as “Jay” and shook her hand. When he tacked on the “Z” she realized who he was. ”Oh you’re Jay-Z! I know about Jay-Z.”
Of not recognizing him right away, she told The Washington Post: “I was aware Jay-Z was famous and existed, but I didn’t know how famous.” She added: “I’ve become much more aware of what he’s done and who he is… And as I checked him out, I realized, how embarrassing that I didn’t know who he was!”
Grossman shouldn’t be embarrassed as I’m guessing it was actually pretty humbling for the rapper to have a normal conversation, without the person having any preconceived ideas about him. How often does he get to introduce himself to someone like that?
Watch it here
1. Just a casual meal on the commute home.
2. The real-life Up.
3. Sleepy kitty.
4. Aliens exist, people.
5. An epic game of beer pong?
I never thought I would hear about a robbery at a Subway Restaurant, yet alone a robber dressed as a ghost. In Braidwood, Ill., a man dressed as a ghost, demanded a female sandwich artist open the register. Her coworker came to the rescue and threw soup on the poltergeist.
He then left Subway without any cash, only his soup-stained pride.
Maybe next time try dressing up like the Terminator or something a little more intimidating, LOL
Children Scarred for Life
Some children were scarred for life Nottingham after families going to see what they thought was Madagascar 3, but accidentally saw Paranormal Activity 4.
Even I haven’t seen that movie, just so scary. Apparently it opens with a really creepy scene where a ghost flies toward the screen. Needless to say, all the children ran out of the theatre, families in tow.
I can’t stop laughing about this. I am a terrible person LOL.
Moose in headlights?
As if seeing a deer on the road isn’t scary enough, how about a moose. An RCMP officer was in his cruiser in British Columbia, when a moose climbed onto the car.
The moose just picked a fight with the cruiser for no reason. It kicked the bumper, windshield and broke a window.
The officer was fine, the report didn’t say he sh*t his pants, but he probably did. I would’ve.
Drugs are bad mmkay?
If Mr. Mackey from South Park, can’t convince you drugs are bad, this story might. A New Jersey man, high on PCP, decided he would try and steal a car, naked. He failed, and was taken to jail. In jail, he bit off his own finger and swallowed it.
I think that needs to be repeated. In jail, he bit off his own finger and swallowed it.
He must’ve been really hungry. Drugs are bad mmkay?
Real life wanna-be-cannibal
There’s a new case developing in NYC where an officer has been accused of compiling a list of women he wanted to kidnap, cook, and eat.
Did I mention he is an officer? Why would you ever wanna do that? Yet alone, make a list?
Apparently he had a lot of women on the lists, some he even followed at their homes and workplaces.
It’s official, I’m never sleeping again.
Lesson one: Don’t give a kid a tattoo
A North Carolina mom was arrested after she gave her 11-year-old daughter a heart shaped tattoo. The mom, 30, is a tattoo artist herself and saw nothing wrong with the idea of tatting-up her daughter. You know, besides the point that it’s illegal and all. Her defense? Her daughter said she wanted it. I guess that means it’s okay. Lol
Lesson two: Don’t lick poles
Remember when your parents said not to lick a frozen pole in winter because your tongue might get stuck? Well this warning also extends to any public poles in any season. This guy clearly wasn’t listening when his parents gave him that bit of knowledge, as he licked an entire handrail at a NYC subway station. All those germs weren’t even worth his friends giving him one dollar for doing it. That one dollar won’t even pay for his inevitable hospital bill! Not Smart.
Lesson three: Don’t disturb endangered spiders
This construction site in San Antonio, Texas has been interrupted, by none other than a tiny spider. The spider, which is the size of a dime, was thought to be extinct! Since it’s a federally protected endangered species, construction has come to a complete halt. I can’t help thinking if only my brother was working that site that fine day. He would’ve spotted that poor spider and killed it instantly. But not before screaming like a little girl, of course.
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I come across a fair share of strange people on public transit. From bag ladies to creepy men proclaiming their love to me, I am definitely not short of adventures while riding the subway.
But never once have I encountered a person completely butchering a Michael Jackson classic (Okay, maybe there was once when a woman decided to break out and sing Joy to the World in the middle of the summer).
But upon watching this video, I sure feel sorry for the red bearded man tolerating the
dreadful noise singing next to him.
I’ve had a lot of CRAY experiences on the subway. No really, I actually keep a slightly embarrassing Harriet the Spy-style blog about it (#shamelesspromotion). But I’ve yet to see a spontaneous and unintentional Rihanna concert performed by a young, shaded guy with headphones on.
In situations like these, it’s best to avoid eye contact, unless you’re really into the song and want to sing with him, but that’s not recommended. Your response to his off-key singing can be difficult because your knee-jerk reaction is probably to laugh until you cry. I advise you to step back as far as you can while still remaining in hearing distance (you don’t want to miss the show), pretend to pay attention to your book and then keep a poker face.
Commuting may be a pain in the ass for many. But if you ever get the chance to take the train in Copenhagen, you may get a nice, little surprise.
Here in this video, the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra unexpectedly appear and perform Edvard Greig’s ‘Peer Gynt’ live on the train. With the passengers left smiling and in awe upon hearing the orchestra, how I wish the subway in my city could be this beautiful and peaceful as I commute to school.
Instead, I’m stuck listening to the loud and obnoxious beats blaring from someone else’s giant headphones.
In NYC, there’s a certain hero called “‘The Snackman” who roams the underground 6 train. When there’s a confrontation, he casually slips between the fighters and munches on chips. His secret is remaining apathetic to the situation while sneakily being a mediator.
The person filming this video was sitting beside a woman who suddenly stood up and starting wailing at a man. In complete disbelief, they whipped out their camera and started filming the fight. Luckily, a silent guardian was there to step in between the high kicks.
If Batman had a night out in Toronto he’d be able to crack all kinds of mysteries. But opening an original, non-spicy, beef jerky stick might be a little tough for him. This seems to be the case when Batman went on the prowl for drugs in Toronto yesterday, scouring the subways, coffee shops and streets in his pursuit.
Batman meets tons of people on his adventure, including legitimate policemen who he insists on ticketing and a random streeter who takes him out to party. His real name is Alex Brovedani, and he’s a stand-up comedian who grew up in Woodbridge, Ontario. He first wore batman’s cape on Halloween and has since taken to the streets with his deep, throaty voice.
Brovedani does a perfect impersonation, though his slow run gives him away. If you, like me, are totally impressed by Batman you can follow him at @TorontoBatman.
There is still a lot of good in the world. A random jam session broke out on a NYC subway and luckily YouTuber “MyBS86″ was there to capture it.
Below is the video summary:
okay- what you are about to watch is a true new york experience. what originally started out as a typical nyc subway ride (sitting across from guy who smelled like urine) turned into an awesome performance by two people who have never met before. i captured the whole thing on video.
the singer continued with another great song after the entire subway car demanded an encore. her name is jessica latshaw- make sure to check out her music.
Is Demi Lovato hinting at a Subway sponsorship? The pop star sent out some tweets that point in that direction.
It all started on Sunday, when Lovato tweeted, “I could eat subway everyday of my life. Yum. #pointlesstweet”
She added, “Seriously subway, I eat at your joint like everyday … Maybe we could work something out….? Heh? ”
Subway would be smart to work a deal with Demi. Her album “Unbroken” is doing amazing, and they should grab her while they still can.