I got a handful of random responses, such as scrubbing it with vinegar, bleaching the whole article of clothing so it becomes an entirely new color, or just leaving it as is. One of the responses I got was to use a permanent marker. At first I thought this was a troll suggestion (especially because it came from one of my friends), but after a while, I realized that it was actually probably the best suggestion. I started with my black jeans. Fortunately, it was only a tiny spot, and it would be easy to color back in. Here are the before and after photos: Even though the texture in that tiny spot is a little weird now, it actually turned out a lot better than I thought it would. Next were my blue jeans. Again, the spot was pretty small. As I looked at the stain more, it seemed like I would be better off just leaving it, as it was way at the bottom where it wouldn’t be that noticeable, and it just looks like that portion of my jeans faded a lot faster than the rest. Next up was one of my jackets. It’s normally a really dark shade of grayish blackish forest green, but the bleach stain turned some spots creamy orange. The first spot was right up at the collar. I decided it would be fine to just leave it because it’s right at the edge where my shoulder would be, and if the collar flops down a litte, it’s covered up anyway. The rest of the stains on my jacket were on the front down at the bottom. I considered filling them in with marker, but I decided that none of the colors I had would blend in that well. Also, because of the shape and placement of the stains, it doesn’t look as strange as it could have been. There was one last article of clothing that got stained, and seeing this actually made me really happy. I was lucky enough that the article of clothing that absorbed most of the bleach was a pair of pants that I wear as pajamas. Nice job taking one for the team, corduroy pajama pants.
Help! How do I get bleach stains out of dark clothing?
— Adam (@Parkzer) March 19, 2012
I just trolled someone who was walking behind me into going into a random bike shop by opening the door for them. …
— Adam (@Parkzer) March 14, 2012
Yes, there is a typo in the second tweet – the “then” should say “they.” For those of you who don’t quite understand what I’m talking about, I’ll do a little bit of elaborating. I live in Madison, WI, USA, which is a highly-populated city — the second highest-populated in my state. In most cities of this density, there are usually lots of buildings and stores packed very close together, and there isn’t much open space like fields or parking lots. A lot of the stores near where I live have doors that lead directly out to the sidewalk, rather than a parking lot. Earlier today, I got off the bus at my local McDonalds to get some food, then started walking back to my apartment. About a quarter of my way back home, I noticed that there was someone walking directly and closely behind me. I kept walking another quarter of the way back home, and I saw that this person was still closely behind me, but wasn’t making a pass. I wasn’t sure if this person was doing this on purpose, or if I was being paranoid, but I decided to have a little fun with the situation. I was closely approaching a bike shop, so I gradually slowed my walking speed (and so did the person behind me). A few feet away from the door, I slightly adjusted my walking position so the front of my body was fully exposed and my arms weren’t covering my chest. When I was at the door, I reached for it with my left hand and opened it, pulled my right arm back behind me, shrunk my body down very slightly, and made direct eye contact with the person behind me. I smiled, tilted my head towards the door, said “go ahead,” tilted my head back upright, and made a slight nod. The person behind me looked slightly taken aback and said “thanks,” then walked into the store. After they were completely inside the store, I let go of the door and continued on my way. About five seconds later, I heard someone behind me saying “wait, what?!” in a bewildered voice. I didn’t look behind me, but one would assume that it was the man who I just trolled. In response to the people who have been asking me how I pulled this off, and saying that they would never fall for it, it all relates to the power of using subtle cues associated with persuasion, and the context of the situation. I’m not going to go into much detail because this is a very potent skill that is difficult to acquire and master, and I want to keep it that way, but I will say that the general underpinnings of why this worked is because the person behind me was overwhelmed by so many stimuli that I sent him concurrently and consecutively that he complied with my wishes without intending to do so. I will admit that I did get somewhat lucky for this to work, because some people are inherently resistant to such stimuli due to their nature and personality. For those who said that they were going to try it themselves, good luck, but don’t make a fool out of yourselves.
… They thanked me and walked in, and I kept on walking down the street. Five seconds later, then came back out and said “wait what?!”
— Adam (@Parkzer) March 14, 2012
My child developmental psychology instructor apparently thought it would be a great idea to integrate Microsoft Word Art, rainbow gradients, and the font Comic Sans MS, all in one slide in her Powerpoint presentation during lecture. For those of you who aren’t aware already, these three elements are probably the top three worst things you can possibly use when designing anything that doesn’t belong in a day care center.
One of my instructors used Word Art, rainbow gradients, and Comic Sans MS all in the same Powerpoint slide. I think I’m going to blow up.
— Adam (@Parkzer) February 23, 2012
During a social psychology lecture, we were doing an in-class review and our teaching assistant was going through the main ideas of each of the sections that were going to be on the exam. One of the sections was about surveys, and he emphasized the fact that surveys are one of the most prevalent research techniques used in sociology. The person sitting next to me (whom I did not know) decided that this would be some useful information to write down in her notes. It appeared as if she was about to write the word “survey,” but instead started writing “suer.” Curious to see if she would catch her error, I kept watching her. Instead of going back to fix her mistake, she kept on writing “vuermy.” After taking a second to register what had just happened, I burst into laughter and abruptly stopped myself when I realized that I was laughing out loud. The people surrounding me stared at me for a little while, and I put my first up to my mouth and pretended I was coughing and sniffling. Crisis averted.
The girl sitting next to me just tried to write the word “survey” in her notes, but spelled it “suervuermy” instead. #wat
— Adam (@Parkzer) February 24, 2012
This tweet isn’t as funny as it is disappointing. I found out on the 27th of February that, a few days prior, someone representing Pokémon made an announcement that the new Pokémon games would be called Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. That is probably the most uncreative name that they could have possibly come up with. I’m pretty sure that if they hired a professional boring man (which is obviously a man who professionally goes around doing boring things) to come up with a more boring and unoriginal name for the new Pokémon games, he would have failed.
So apparently the new Pokémon games are going to be called Black 2 and White 2. I feel let down. ds.ign.com/articles/121/1…
— Adam (@Parkzer) February 28, 2012