Is Leonard Nimoy the first example of a “famous last tweet?” If not, what are some others?

  1. Roger Ebert’s final tweet was a link to his last blog post, which was pretty profound.

    “So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.”

  2. This one has to take the cake. An aspiring rapper tweets:

    “Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO”

    and dies in a car accident minutes later. Here’s a TIME article about it.

  3. Halloween 2012 Mitch Lucker tweeted a picture of him dressed as a skeleton with the caption “The dead are living” and two hours later got into a fatal motorcycle crash.

  4. Not a tweet, but the person who posted “if we disappear, this is what the plane looks like” on facebook before boarding Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 (which was shot down over Ukraine) is up there.

  5. Monty Oum’s last tweet was about how his animation software improved. Somewhat fitting I guess.

  6. Nope:

  7. Cory Monteith’s last tweet was regarding Sharknado: “oh. IT’S A SHARK TORNADO.” It can be regarded as a good last tweet because it shows how unexpected his death was. There is no subtext or pretense. It’s not profound. He was just a guy who was watching a silly movie, and then he was dead.
    Edit: He was an actor, most famous for his role on Glee.

  8. Not his last tweet, but former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh [predicted] ( his own death about a week or two before he overdosed and died.

    He died two weeks after this tweet, and later added a correction stating it would be the weekend after next, not that current weekend. Died in Chicago as well. Suicide was not suspected either.

  9. This play is terrible. I can’t imagine an actor ever doing anything worse than what these actors are doing right now. And I can’t just get up and leave because I’m the President and people would notice. Someone just put me out of my misery! #thisplaysucks

    - Abraham Lincoln (@PresAbeNoLie)

  10. I don’t know of any good ones, but my last tweet was this so I think I’m gonna stop there, just in case.


    rip a$ap yams

  12. There’s this guy who tweeted about driving 120 mph and drinking, and then died drunk driving minutes later.

Redditors, where do you want to live? Redditors who live there, why should they not want to live there?

  1. New Zealand. Always wanted to visit at least

  2. Northern California. Near the woods and the mountains, but close enough I could go visit Sacramento or San Francisco on the weekend.

  3. I want to move to Iceland!

  4. I want to live in Easter Island. I’ll become a hermit and terrify the shit out of tourists with banshee sounds.

  5. Costa Rica

  6. Is there a subreddit that offers advice on where to live? I think this thread really could be its own sub

  7. I want to live in Germany

  8. I seem to have The Netherlands all to myself.

    Good. Very Good.

    edit: the number of upvotes seem to confirm that I’m on the right track here. this is nice to know.

  9. Wanna live in Denmark

  10. Australia.

  11. Doesn’t anyone want to move to Florida? I live here and have a great big list of reasons why you don’t want to.

  12. I wanna live in a van down by the river.

  13. I want to live in London, England!

  14. If I had the money to not live in a hovel I would love to live in Manhattan. I’m a city person and I would love to experience that city for a year or two.

  15. Boston.

If other films had titles as literal as “Snakes On A Plane”, what would they be called?

  1. Five Kids in Detention

  2. Dream in a dream in a dream; in a dream.

  3. Man Aging Backwards

  4. Drunk Pirate Wants His Ship Back

    Edit: Thanks for the gold kind stranger, you’re my first

  5. Jamaicans in a tobogan

  6. make parents have sex to make sure you still exist.

  7. Neeson On A Rampage

  8. Harry Potter and Adults Making Poor Decisions

  9. Semi-coherent Boxer Hits Things

  10. I kid you not, this is real. The German title for Airplane! is* Die unglaubliche Reise in einem verrückten Flugzeug*, which translates as “The unbelievable journey of a crazy airplane.”

  11. Bruce willis gets stuck in a building with pissed off europeans.

  12. Hobbits walking to a volcano.

  13. Kid With Scar Kills Magic Racist.

    Harry Potter cracks me up.

  14. Toy story?

  15. Slightly brain-damaged man achieves many great things.

What common advice simply doesn’t work?

  1. Just ignore the bullies and they go away.

  2. “It worked for me, so it will work for you”

  3. Don’t take no for an answer.

  4. “Picture them in their underwear.”

    Great, I’m still nervous, but now I have to give a speech with a boner.

  5. “Good things come to those who wait.”

    If a good thing to you is fuck all, sure.

  6. This is the most sickening one, “do what you love and the money will follow”

  7. “You find love when you stop looking.”

    You meet people when you meet them. Doesn’t matter what you say or do.

  8. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”…very lax medical guidance

  9. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

    You can’t do it, it used to be a phrase to express how hard it is to help yourself in certain situations.

  10. When your being bullied, NEVER fight back, just walk away and tell and adult. Bull Fucking Shit

  11. “You just have to think more positively.” Wow, cool, my depression has gone away, magic.

  12. “Be yourself”

  13. “Let it go”

    It’s kind of hard to let it go when your 60k in debt from school.

  14. This entire thread is “I took a generalization seriously and ended up disappointed.”

    Hint: Black & Whiteism only works when you’re completely specific.

  15. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

    It makes sense to a certain point. But eventually you need to try a different approach.

Redditors what is the weirdest thing you have heard of someone not believing in?

  1. Meerkats. My father, a man of 50+ years, did not believe meerkats were real. Rather, meerkats were invented by Disney in 1994. Even after we had a reality TV show called ‘Meerkat Manor’ that followed the lives of a meerkat family he was doubtful. It wasn’t until I took him to the ‘Meerkat Cafe’ at the Zoo that he lost his shit and laughed hysterically at “all the little Timons”

  2. /u/Raregan’s family don’t believe in Finland. It is by far the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard of someone not believing in. I think even the flat-earth people, moon-isn’t-real folks, and the geocentrism bunch would all agree that Finland is actually a place.

    I sort of wish I could meet her parents someday because I do think I would come out of that conversation either thinking they’re lunatics or I’d find myself suffering some sort of existential crisis in relation to the past three decades of my life.

  3. In elementary school I had a classmate that didn’t believe in sharks. He thought they were just a scary thing grown-ups made up to get out of taking their kids to the beach.

  4. i’ve encountered a guy who was extremely convinced that humans hadn’t landed on the moon, not for any of the usual reasons, but because he thinks anything originating on Earth ceases to exist if it leaves the atmosphere.

    He thinks Earth matter detunes it’s vibrations or something and simply blinks out of existence.

    He doesn’t believe in the moon landings, the ISS, or satellites.

    Edit: To answer the additional questions: I don’t understand the finer details, especially since they weren’t always presented coherently, but satellite signals and GPS were supposedly bounced off the ionosphere (I think?…) as part of the cover-up, and photos of the landing and the ISS were photorealistic CGI made in a program he claimed to be an expert in.

    I looked up the program. It is a drafting program. It doesn’t even produce renders.

  5. There is a friend of mine who thinks the existence of waves is a joke. I don’t understand him.

  6. One of my old coworkers didnt believe in solar eclipses. He said you would have to be stupid, bc the moon would melt if it went into the sun… I tried explaining why he was mistaken and he called me a scientologist.

    Edit* My wife just arrived home and I asked her if she remembered anymore of his stupid moments and she reminded me that he once argued that there are 52 states in the USA, and that Hawaii and Alaska are NOT states. I can’t remember where his math came from on this but I do remember he argued that the Philippines are a state.

    Edit #2 Holy Shit Reddit, RIP in peace inbox. Also thank you for the gilding mysterious benefactor.

  7. The earth spinning. His argument was that, if the earth was spinning, we would not go anywhere when flying east, and it would go twice as fast flying west. But as that is not the case, the earth must not be rotating.

    I did not even have the courage to explain it, he was a lost cause.

  8. Until 2013, my wife didn’t think nuns existed.

  9. Greenland. She thought it was a joke name given to a large iceberg. (Though now that I think about it, she’s not far off.)

  10. A girl at university thought owls were mythical creatures because they are in Harry Potter. She was genuinely shocked/amazed when we showed her that they did exist.

  11. I had a professor tell the class about a student he had once. He had mentioned France in a lecture and a girl raised her hand and and asked “why are you talking about France as if it’s real?”. When the professor asked her what the fuck she was talking about she explained that France is just a myth. Her reasoning was that she had never been there before and had no proof that it actually existed.

  12. Ants. No matter how much proof we showed her, my dumbass cousin was convinced they were spiders. She had to have been 15 at the time.

  13. Little late to the game, but here’s one from my sister. About a year ago (she’s 21) she and I along with my parents were riding in the car and she looks at the crescent moon and says “it’s so weird how the moon does that” and we ask her to explain. She went on to explain how she still couldn’t wrap her head around how the moon’s light could just stop shining like that.

    That was the day we had to explain that the moon was just a rock and not emitting its own light to a 20 year old college student who just got accepted to law school.

  14. My ex gf didn’t believe in headaches.

  15. When he was running for President, my grandmother was convinced that Barack Obama wasn’t half-white. So I showed her pictures of his white mother. Nope. Still not convinced.

    Grandma: If she’s so white, how come we never see her?

    ME: …Grandma, she’s dead.

    Grandma: Well, isn’t that convenient.

What is the stupidest thing that has come out of your mouth that you’re willing to admit to?

  1. I woke up from a deep sleep and had to pee really bad, but saw the bathroom door was closed. I knew it was only me and my dad home so I ran downstairs, found him in the living room and yelled “Are you in the bathroom???” he slowly shook his head and I ran back upstairs. Woke up later and remembered, embarrassment followed.

    Edit: lol I’m glad you guys were as amused as my dad wasn’t.

  2. “Mike Tyson? Isn’t that the guy who made the George Foreman Grill?”
    Not too proud of that.

  3. orange isn’t a color, it’s a flavor dumbass

  4. I played high school hockey and after beating one of our rivals I was so full of adrenaline that while going into our locker room which was right next to the other team’s, I yelled, “WE JUST SUCKED YOUR DICKS!” I was never good at trash talking.

  5. While riding in the car with a friend.

    Friend: I kind of have to poop.

    Me: But I just went.

    I meant every bit of it and it took me almost ten seconds of my friend laughing for me to realize what happened.

  6. When my dad and brother were in London for 4th of july. I remember saying “I bet their fourth of july fireworks are insane!” My sister just looked at me like “you’re a fucking moron.”

  7. Long Distance Friend: “It’s a full moon tonight”
    Me: “Yeah, our moon is full too.”

  8. “Can you let me go this time? I just got a ticket last week for speeding on this same road.”

  9. I once argued vehemently with my friend that the word “ambiguous” meant “very”. The Ambiguously Gay Duo made so much more sense after I was set straight.

  10. I am half Hispanic, half white, but could pass for black. I was adopted by a German/Irish mother and a Russian Jewish father (read: extremely white people).

    One day as a teenager I absentmindedly asked my mother “Did you and dad ever think about not telling me I was adopted?” The look of sheer disappointment followed by obnoxious laughter told me everything I needed to know.

  11. “You know those things that you put papers in? They fold and sometimes have designs or photos on them? I think they’re called folders? No, that’s not it. You fold them. Folders? No…”

    EDIT: Since some are asking, it actually was a folder (like this). It just didn’t sound right to me at the time.

  12. “90 minutes? I thought we had an hour and a half!” I STILL get made fun of for that

  13. After realizing that the clock app icon on the iPhone was actually keeping correct time after an update: “The clock tells you what time it is!”

  14. “Do you think there’s enough steel in the world to build the Eiffel tower?”

    Context:was a little drunk with a few friends and someone said there wasn’t enough gold in the world to make the base of the tower so without thinking dropped that on them

  15. Pulled into parking lot – “Holy fuck I think they towed my car.”

    … I was driving my car.

Reddit, what’s a happy sounding song that is actually sad ?

  1. “You Are My Sunshine.” Listen to anything beyond the chorus and it’s an extremely depressing song.

  2. Puff the magic dragon:
    Dragons live forever but not so little boys
    Painted wings and giant strings make way for other toys.
    One sad night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
    And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

    His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
    Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
    Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
    So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!

  3. “The Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar” is a song about white men raping their slaves.

  4. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

  5. Fastball’s “The Way.” Listened to it all the time in high school and never really knew what it was about. You know, the “everybody knows the road that you walk on is paved in gold, it’s always summer it never gets cold” song.

    From the Wiki:

    >Scalzo was inspired to write the song in 1997, after reading a news article about Lela and Raymond Howard, an elderly couple who had disappeared in Texas.[4] Though Lela had Alzheimers and Raymond was recovering from brain surgery, the couple had been driving to a local festival. They were discovered two weeks later, dead, at the bottom of a ravine near Hot Springs, Arkansas, hundreds of miles off their intended route.[

  6. Detroit Rock City – KISS

    Ten o’clock and I know I gotta hit the road / First I drink, then I smoke/ Start up the car, and I try to make the midnight show

    There’s a truck ahead, lights starin’ at my eyes/
    Oh my God, no time to turn /
    I got to laugh ’cause I know I’m gonna die

    The song was written about a real teenager who drank and smoke and lost his life driving to a KISS concert.

  7. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind. Very upbeat and happy sounding. Actually about meth addiction.

  8. Excitable Boy – Warren Zevon

  9. Everything is Alright – Motion City Soundtrack

  10. Hey Ya! – Outkast

  11. ♪Alouette, gentille alouette,

    Alouette, je te plumerai.♪

  12. Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen

  13. 99 Red Balloons by Nena, it’s about nuclear war.

  14. Oh My Darling, Clementine.

    It’s about a girl who drowns in a pond and her friend or boyfriend can’t swim so he watches her die. Then he has dreams of her.

  15. All modest mouse songs ever