Manwords Jun12

Manwords

Lately, there have been many old words that have been updated with the word “man” in them. But unlike names of superheroes, the word “man” goes at the beginning of the word, not at the end. Maybe it’s because they’re meant to portray something evil or at least slightly annoying. The list of new words with the prefix man- is pretty long, including terms like mansplaining, manslamming, and manspreading. However, why stop there? Here are more words that the word needs. a) Manreaching When a tall man grabs something you need from a high shelf  for you because you’re too short to get it yourself. b)...

Past Lives Matter May20

Past Lives Matter

Ben Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” He was right with respect to taxes but was he right about death? Not if you accept reincarnation. Throughout history, people have believed in it, including Mr. Franklin. Today about a quarter of Americans believe in reincarnation. The word reincarnation is derived from Latin and literally means “entering the flesh again”. Believers think that a person’s spirit or soul starts a new life in a different physical body after each biological death. It is thought that previous life experiences can contribute to our personal traits, strengths and...

If Other Businesses Acted like Airlines Apr13

If Other Businesses Acted like Airlines

People are getting upset at the forceful removal of the passenger from a United Airline flight. I don’t know why, honestly. I mean, not only it’s legal for airlines to sell more seats than they have and choose what paying customers to deny access, even after they’ve been seated, but they also have the right to send the cops after them and beat and drag them out. Also, isn’t every passenger familiar with all the rules and legality issues of such incidents? If you can memorize all 150 first generation pokemon, surely you know the Title 18 code by heart. But to prove the point to show you how reasonable airlines’...

How to Get Healthcare The Unhinged Way Apr01

How to Get Healthcare The Unhinged Way

Healthcare in the US is more expensive than ever. Seeing a doctor for 7.35 minutes will cost you at least a couple hundred dollars, and you usually go in praying that he or she doesn’t order a test. But yet again, we, at Unhinged Magazine, come to your rescue. With our “Get Healthcare the Unhinged Way” guide, we guarantee that you’ll save enough money to pay of that $50 aspirin  you got at ER. 1. Cut down on unnecessary expenses Healthcare requires money, and you don’t spend money on healthcare because you waste it in other things. The obvious solution is to stop wasting money in other things and spend it on...

One Wife, Happy Life

Polygamy, which has been in the news quite a bit recently, is the practice or custom of having more than one spouse. Polygamy usually consists of a man having multiple wives. However, it can also consist of a woman having more than one husband. But this is extremely rare as few women want to pick up after more than one man. This lifestyle has been discussed more since the airing of the HBO drama Big Love about a fictional family that practiced polygamy (the normal kind, i.e. a man with many wives). And on TLC there is a show called Sister Wives which is a reality show about a real life polygamist family. Sister Wives documents the life of...

Good Bad Translations Mar12

Good Bad Translations

Translating is not as easy as many people think. Words do not always have a one-to-one equivalent in another language. Add slang, localisms, sayings and other nuances and it becomes easier to make a mistake. Fortunately, sometimes some translations are so bad, they’re good. Here are a few of them. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 When not busy mixing his whites with colors, Flippy works as a writer, translator, and language teacher. In his free time, he plays video games, takes photos, and writes funny stuff. You can find his humor book, Flippy’s Life Lessons Stuff Every Single Man Should Know, published by Relentlessly Creative Books on...

Tweaking Language Mar04

Tweaking Language

This week, I learned that apparently a cartoon series for girls is racist, that there was a war on Wikipedia about the gender of Garfield, and that Cardiff Metropolitan University banned words such as manpower and girls. This trend is going to continue. So, I’ve decided to help universities, writers, movie makers, and other creators make some more changes to the language and some titles of known works in order to avoid offending someone’s feelings. And if you’re one of them reading this, you’re welcome. I’ve even put them into nice little categories for easy classification: Everyday Phrases An arm and a leg...

How to Make Your Restaurant Not Suck

Going to a restaurant should be a pleasant experience, but sometimes, it is not. Based on my own experience. Here are some egregious examples of such situations. 1. Do not watch a movie and make everybody listen to it This one happened to me. The owner of the restaurant was watching a movie in his computer. I could barely see the little screen but I knew he was watching some action movie. How did I know that? Because he had connected his computer to the sound system of the restaurant and everyone could hear the gunshots and the explosions loud and clear. When we complained to the waiter, the owner lowered the sound of the movie… a bit. 2....

From My Cold, Dead Hands Feb11

From My Cold, Dead H...

Well, the 2016 presidential election is over and Donald Trump is our 45th president. One of the interesting things about the election is that most people didn’t like either Trump or Hillary Clinton. However, there is one very dangerous political organization that should not be ignored and...

How to Ruin a Relationship Feb05

How to Ruin a Relati...

Say you found your special someone and you are now in a happy relationship. You might think it’s time to work it out into something more stable, but you’d be so wrong. If romantic comedies have taught us something, it’s that after a few dates, it’s time to go through a major conflict that...

Ken

As soon as Kenneth got out of the boyish Kenny stage and friends and family members began calling him Ken, he suddenly loved his name. In fact, he loved the simple word itself: Ken. It came upon him so heavily, this love of his name, that he did research to find as many meanings of Ken that...

The Grim, Grimm Tale of Cinderella Jan14

The Grim, Grimm Tale...

We all know the story of Cinderella. She was the sweet, innocent girl who must live with an abusive step-mother and ugly step-sisters. Life is a living hell until her fairy godmother enables her to go to the king’s ball. At the shindig she meets the handsome prince who dances with her and...

How to Prepare for 2017 Jan07

How to Prepare for 2017

2016 if finally finished and many people are breathing a sigh of relief. However, do not fall into the temptation of letting your guard down. There is no guarantee that 2017 isn’t lullying you into a false sense of security so that it can strike while we’re distracted watching the seventh season of Games of Thrones. This is why we have to take a hint or two from 2016. 1. Protect your wild animals from other people’s children If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that children present a serious safety hazard for wild animals all around the world. Just hanging around with one of those little fellows can get you shot....

The Sky is Falling? Dec24

The Sky is Falling?

Only God knows when the human race will cease to exist, but that has not stopped doomsday theorists from trying to predict the end of planet earth as we know it. The first end of the world prognosticator was Chicken Little, a.k.a Chicken Licken, who mistakenly believed that the sky was...

The Real War on Christmas Dec19

The Real War on Christmas

If you’ve heard the news this season, or any Christmas season, I’m sure that you’ve heard about the war on Christmas. Each year, there is a battle and Christmas wins it every time. At least that’s what I assume since Christmas continues to exist. But no more, it’s time to get serious and  win not only the battle, but the war on Christmas once and for all. And here it’s how my plan on how to achieve total victory: 1. Build a wall around the North Pole and make Santa pay for it Yes, that’s right. It’s time to put an obstacle to that fat bastard so that he stays away once and for all. It’ll be a good wall, a long wall, a great wall, a wall...