Welcome to another Weekend Review, my little gingersnaps! Let’s get started, shall we?
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford Reunited At The ‘Star Wars’ Comic-Con Panel
OMG OMG OMG…. it’s Han, Luke and Leia… together again!!! I feel like the Earth has finally aligned with the Universe and all will be well. I still can’t believe Leia and Han played “hide the salami” once, in a closet, during a party when they were filming the original movies. (It’s in Leia’s autobiography) And no I’m not going to refer to them by their other names. Their other names don’t matter. I like it here in my world.
Russia Released Selfie PSAs, And They’re Oh-So-Russian
Russia wants people to stop taking selfies, and they are putting out PSA’s about it. Their message has some merit since hundreds of people have been injured during selfies and a few people have been killed. WTF, Russia? Are you using the wrong phone or something?
According to Russia, “The Verge notes that a woman accidentally shot herself in the head while taking a photo in May. Two Russian teens were electrocuted while taking the “ultimate selfie” on top of a train, with one girl catching on fire “as if she had exploded.”
What in the actual hell is wrong with you people? Do I need to give lessons to Russians on how to take selfie’s? Because I’m kind of an expert on taking selfies (with other people) and I’ve never accidentally shot myself or gotten electrocuted on a train. Now I’m familiar with American stick figure language, but not so familiar with Russian stick figure language. Bear with me while I try to interpret these signs…
“What goes up must come down, so don’t throw your camera.”
“When climbing an ancient Aztec Pyramid, remember that a human sacrifice is always welcome.”
“Do not attempt to angle your TV antenna while taking selfies. You will need both hands to adjust the antenna.”
“The middle of the street is the wrong place to take a dump while making a selfie.”
“Don’t take selfies while standing on the side of a rocket, because you don’t know where that rocket is going.”
“Don’t try to drop kick a train while you’re holding a camera. The train will win. Every time.”
“When your hip is dislocated, seek medical help first before attempting a selfie.”
“Do not attempt to stop a train by swinging a hammer. Only Thor can do that.”
“Never attempt a selfie while trying to build a model of a solar system on the side of a steep hill.”
If Russia has one thing to say about the selfie revolution sweeping the globe, it’s: stop with the duck face, or die.
The Russian Interior Ministry released a series of selfie PSAs earlier this month, warning the photo-happy about the dangers of the documentarian trend. The ads, which look like caution signs often found near construction sites or on machinery, warn against (apparently?) commonplace practices like taking a selfie with a firearm, from the top of an electrical tower or in front of an oncoming train.
“The Russian Interior Ministry is concerned about the increasing incidence of trauma and even death when trying to make a unique selfie,” a website featuring the new advertisements reads. “We have tried to visualize, in the form of icons, the most high-risk cases in the creation of selfies… to warn citizens against the undue risk of a memorable picture.”
“When a person tries to photograph himself, his attention wanders, he loses his balance, he doesn’t look around and doesn’t feel danger,” the Ministry continues.
The country has seen hundreds of injuries due to selfies since the beginning of the year, an aide to Russia’s interior minister told Agence France-Presse. Russian police said at least ten people have been killed taking selfies in 2015.
Shockingly, even the most inventive selfie methods featured in the ads have some solid footing. The Verge notes that a woman accidentally shot herself in the head while taking a photo in May. Two Russian teens were electrocuted while taking the “ultimate selfie” on top of a train, with one girl catching on fire “as if she had exploded.”
I think anyone can create any funny video as long as they have a cool accent.
All I can say is I’m glad they’re not Reindeer. Cause Reindeer laugh and call other Reindeer names.
I don’t think he thought this one through.
And that’s all the time I have for today. Have a great weekend, gingersnaps! Until next time, I leave you with this one last thing…