Posted at 1:00 pm , on February 4, 2019
Almost everyone has a story about a neighbor from hell, and if you don’t, you’re either very lucky or… it was you; you were the neighbor from hell. Not literally of course. Playing loud music until late at night or not cleaning up after your dog might be incredibly annoying but they don’t make a shitty neighbor a “demon” or anything like that. Harry would know because he actually lived next door to one of history’s greatest monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer, who raped, mutilated, killed, and ate (though not always in that order) at least 17 people between 1978 and 1991. This is what Harry has learned from living next to a literal neighbor from hell.
Posted at 1:00 pm , on January 21, 2019
Some people should never be parents, and I’m not just talking about the mother who named her daughter “Abcde.” No, there simply are people out there who are incapable of providing a loving and stable environment for children yet still have them, figuring “Eeeeh, what’s the worst that could happen?” And when the worst does happen, that’s when departments of family, CPS, foster care etc. step in to fix the problem. Unfortunately, the system isn’t very good to say the least. And to say the most: it’s a deeply-broken nightmare from which we can’t wake up. Steve, who’s seen it all firsthand, has the full story. Continue reading
Posted at 1:00 pm , on January 18, 2019
It sucks when you’re suffering from Baby-Face Syndrome. You always need to show your ID when buying booze, you have trouble getting into R-rated movies, and your boss might ask you to go on dates with child predators. Clarissa found out about that last part after she joined R.AGE, the youth desk for The Star – Malaysia’s largest English newspaper.
In 2016, the paper conducted an investigation where they had their reporters pretend to be underage girls on popular chat apps and see how many adults would ask them out. Short answer: way too many, and Clarissa—being one of the few people in the office who could pass for 15—was eventually chosen to go and meet these men in cafes etc and secretly record all the creepy stuff they said to her. This is what she’s learned along the way: Continue reading
Posted at 1:00 pm , on January 16, 2019
Despite being the best motivation ever to work out besides your spouse giving the mail carrier flirty looks, prison isn’t actually that good for your health. And not just because of the violence, isolation, depression, and meals that legally have to be sold as animal feed but, like, for animals that have embezzled from a children’s cancer charity or something. The real problem starts after all those things have kicked your butt and you find yourself in need of medical attention. That’s when people like Rebecca, who served over 2 years at a large women’s prison, learn that… Continue reading
Posted at 1:00 pm , on January 7, 2019
Nightclubs are their own, bizarre little worlds, I assume. I have absolutely no way to confirm this firsthand because I could never get into one on account of being a fat white man with the fashion sense of an even drunker Johnny Depp. That’s why I instead talked to Gary and Adam who’ve worked in the club business for years. This is what I’ve learned from them: Continue reading
Posted at 1:00 pm , on December 14, 2018
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s not only a horrible way to tell your kids they’re adopted, but also a pretty succinct summary of the junkyard business. Need a cheap headlight for your POS clunker or a replacement intake carburetor… cylinder or whatever for that discontinued car your dad bought you for graduation? The junkyard’s probably cut them out of a trashed car months ago and have them stored away in their warehouse. I wanted to learn more about a business that turns garbage into dreams so I talked to Luke who works at a salvage yard in Texas. He told me that: Continue reading
Posted at 1:00 pm , on December 3, 2018
It’s easy to tell people to “just say no to drugs” but if you’re having full-on conversations with your narcotics, it might already be too late for you. It might also mean that, in your indisposed state, you’ve made use in the past of drug deliverymen, i.e. people who deliver illegal substances directly to your door and indirectly to your nose and/or veins. I recently talked to Malachi who used to deliver cocaine, MDMA, and ketamine, to learn what it was like working for the Mirror Universe version of Grubhub, and he told me that… Continue reading