How lucky am I that my best friend is not just my sister-in-law but, obviously she’s going to be my kid’s aunt? I mean.. my kid’s Just Cara because she refuses to be called Aunt Anything, which makes her even cooler.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARA!!!
Because my husband runs a shop of developers I get this joke.
The Most Interesting Developer in the World
I scoffed and slept through the wedding.
But when you wake up and find out that someone wore a Smurf vagina to the wedding…
Well sir, that’s when you start having regrets.
7 hours and 118 aftershocks later, the store was still open. Why? Because with the phone and train lines down, taxis stopped, and millions of people stuck in the Tokyo shopping district scared, with no access to television, hundreds of people were swarming into Apple stores to watch the news on USTREAM and contact their families via Twitter, Facebook, and email. The young did it on their mobile devices, while the old clustered around the macs. There were even some Android users there. (There are almost no free wifi spots in Japan besides Apple stores, so even Android users often come to the stores.)
You know how in disaster movies, people on the street gather around electronic shops that have TVs in the display windows so they can stay informed with what is going on? In this digital age, that’s what the Tokyo Apple stores became. Staff brought out surge protectors and extension cords with 10s of iOS device adapters so people could charge their phones & pads and contact their loved ones. Even after we finally had to close 10pm, crowds of people huddled in front of our stores to use the wifi into the night, as it was still the only way to get access to the outside world.
Just look how far we’ve come, you dumb mother fuckers.
Really? 125 people gave this a star? Fuck all of you. I mean, I’m not a humorless person. Sometimes I laugh at tragic things because, you know, humor is coping, etc. But this? How in the fuck is this something people should applaud? This isn’t humor. This is being an ignorant asshole.
It just comes across as some sort of us versus them, xenophobic bullshit. I don’t even read it as a joke, but more of a snide aside—a patronizing, hateful, and snide aside.
Total U.S. casualties in WW2: ~418,000
Japanese CIVILIAN Casualties in WW2: anywhere from 500,000 to 1 million.
Their civilian casualties were higher than our total casualties. They already paid the price for their mistakes. They overhauled their culture after the war in large part because of their shame in what they did. They’ve worked hard to redeem their culture, and have been nothing but a friend to the United States for the past 60 years.
Hell, even if they hadn’t, these people fearful for their lives, living amidst the ruins of a historic natural disaster, needn’t be judged by the sins of their grandfathers. They shouldn’t be judged at all. Especially not by dipshits who reach back 70 years to find a reason to not care about the pain and fear a large number of people are going through.
First post in god knows how long, and it had to be something involving righteous indignation. Yeah, that just about pegs me perfectly.