Part of my job as assistant to Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello is to search the internet for interesting content. This morning started just like any other: There was a great story about a young boy who steered his dad’s car to safety after a seizure, an interesting item on midlife eating disorders, and one on pole dancing for kids (perhaps a recommendation for another day). But then my eye caught one of the weirdest pictures I’ve ever seen. Period.
I leaned in for a closer look: Yes, I saw a man wearing a bearded hat.
“Beardo” was the name of this concoction. I immediately surfed the internet to see if this was a joke. No joke. This product was actually invented by Jeff Phillips, a Canadian snowboarder. There’s a YouTube commercial (below) and an official Beardo website, where the product sells for $39.99. Anyone want to finish their holiday shopping early this year?
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.