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You've got the girl of your dreams and everything is roses and cream. But what seems like true romance to you might be your friends' worst nightmare. You may be in love, but you also may be nauseating. Check out these red flags that your happiness is pissing off everybody you know.
1. Your gushy Facebook posts are so bad, even your parents unfriend you.
2. The only place you don't make out is at the dentist's office.
3. You stitch two sweaters together so you can stay warm forever.
4. You create a horrible hybrid nickname like "Jeremyiffer."
In case you missed it earlier this week, because you were too busy snapping pics with your double-chin jutted out as far as it can stretch, Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed "selfie" its word of the year. A lot of people groaned at the selection, but they're just haters.
Society's unrelenting digital narcissism is a wonderful thing -- specifically, because countless beautiful women post their snapshots online for all to enjoy. This phenomenon was unthinkable before smartphones, but as these photos over at TheCHIVE prove, technology, curves and omnipresent exhibitionism are a wonderful combination.
If you wanna be one of those goofballs with an apron and chef's knife, then go right ahead and carve your turkey the old-fashioned way. If you're looking for alternatives to REALLY make this a Thanksgiving to remember, then read on. We've compiled a list of tools and options to demolish your bird. Some may be more available than others. Also, it goes without saying: DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY OF THESE UNLESS YOU ARE A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL WHO UNDERSTANDS WE ARE ONLY JOKING AROUND (duh!)
With Sony dropping the PlayStation 4 last week and Microsoft launching the Xbox One today, the battle of the next gen consoles (and the battle for your wallet) has officially begun. We clocked some hours with the Xbox One, and while you'll miss that $500, you'll also miss a lot of sleep while playing this thing.
The Xbox One's appearance is noticeably bulkier than the PS4's -- your parents might mistake it for a VCR -- and the power brick takes up some room. We did like the glowing Xbox logo on the panel, and we loved the new Xbox One controller. The improved ergonomic feel, deeper rumble motors, textured grips and new buttons add to the fun.
We wished the controller came with a rechargeable battery pack (it's easier to plug in than search for two AA batteries while playing "Call of Duty: Ghosts"), but you can purchase one for $25 if you so feel the need.
Exclusive games are a big reason for why we buy a console, and Xbox One offers some amazing titles such as "Dead Rising 3," "TitanFall," "Kinect Sports," "Killer Instinct, "Forza Motorsport 5" (which is fantastic), "Ryse: Son of Rome" and "Sunset Overdrive." There will be third party titles such as "Battlefield 4" and "Madden 25," of course, and smaller digital titles will also be available to download from the Xbox Games Store.
The next generation titles look and feel awesome, taking advantage of the power inside the console. We spent hours playing "Madden 25" and got up feeling dizzy from all the hits we took.
Professional wrestling is perhaps the most polarizing form of entertainment known to man. It's a TV show, yet people have been known to hide their fandom like an alcoholic hides his flask. Sadly, many fans are embarrassed to be identified as such, afraid that someone will blindly, arrogantly dismiss the medium as "stupid" or "for children."
Before I go on, let me address wrestling's most time-honored criticism.
Yes, yes it is. Anyone with a modicum of intelligence is well aware that the outcome of any wrestling show is predetermined. But guess what? The same can be said for each episode of "Modern Family," "Homeland" or "Rizzoli & F*cking Isles." Professional wrestling is a scripted athletic sideshow that, at its best, is a gripping, dramatic and often hilarious broadcast.
Is it always good? Hell no. On the last "Monday Night Raw," while the awesome main event featured modern day standouts like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, it also featured a segment that was, well, an in-ring game of musical chairs. Gripping? Dramatic? More like dogsh*t. Sadly, WWE often presents segments would make an existing fan bury their head in the sand, and that could in no way convert a detractor.
But I, as a true fan, never throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.
Video games have been addictive since "Duck Hunt," but as the graphics and stories keep improving, you're more likely to get hooked. You'll lose the job you stopped showing up for. You might even forget to eat. We're not talking about "GTA V," because that game's worth it, but here are five games that you really don't wanna get stuck on.
"League Of Legends"
Even though "League of Legends" involves some of the best fighting we've seen, just learning how to play will cost you a night or two of sleep. By the time you've gotten good at it, you could have beaten the other four games on this list. As a rule, never play a game that everyone in South Korea is better than you at.
Guys like to prank each other. Next to eating gross food, it's what we do best, but sometimes those jokes aren't jokes at all -- they're just you being a giant a-hole. Here are a few things avoid if you want to keep that friend to make fun of him again.
Thanksgiving is already a manly holiday: There's football, meat, booze...what more could the average guy want? But if you're not the average guy -- if you want to go that extra masculine mile -- there are certain ways to make Thanksgiving a true celebration of manhood. Who needs a grocery store when procuring your turkey can be a DIY project?