Deaf People Graciously Demo Sign Language for Swear Words and Insults

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The middle finger is played out. It had a good run. That time you got cut off in traffic. That one picture of Johnny Cash and basically every picture of Eminem. It just doesn’t do the trick anymore. Do they even blur it on TV? Pathetic.

Thankfully, we have other options, as a group of deaf folks have made a really entertaining video where they generously lend us some potentially useful American Sign Language. It’s all there, baby.

For when your friend spills his beer:


"Dumbass" in Sign Language
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For when a guy produces a guitar at a party and plays Oasis.


"Douchebag" in Sign Language
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For when you’re a miserable situation.


"Hell" in Sign Language
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For when a guy produces a guitar at a party and plays an Oasis song that isn’t Wonderwall or Champagne Supernova.

Piece of Shit

"Piece of Shit" in Sign Language
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When there is shit.


"Shit" in Sign Language
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When your kid’s toothbrush is bone dry.


"Bullshit" in Sign Language
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And oh my goodness that game where you punch someone in the arm just took on a whole new meaning.


"Asshole" in Sign Language
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You can watch these swear words and more demonstrated in all their profane glory in this hilarious video from Cut.

We hope you find these of good use. Please cuss responsibly.

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 8/14/20

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 8/14/20
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Another week, another opportunity for kids to make it all worthwhile (or something). You know what, they’re doing their best, and so are we. We’re not perfect, but we’re trying. Whatever you were able to get done in week 3,000 of quarantine, well, that’s good enough. You deserve a break. You deserve a chance to sit back and laugh for a while. We’ve collected 12 of the funniest parenting tweets this week for your viewing pleasure, so relax and enjoy.

There’s the finger-pointing,

And the excuses.

The mild horror,

The massive regrets.

But we’re all in the same boat,

Nobody said it was going to be easy.

Find what works for you,

Even if it takes a while.

There are going to be some bumps along the way,

But we do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Because no matter what,

Being a parent is a job like no other.

Did you miss last week’s funniest parenting tweets?

Mike Trout Has Been Performance Enhanced by Fatherhood

Mike Trout Dad Strength
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Mike Trout was one of the best players in Major League Baseball before becoming a dad. Now he is the best player in Major League Baseball. Trout, who joined The Dad club earlier this month, is leveraging the greatest performance enhancer in sports and using his dad strength to smash his way to new heights, even for him (a future Hall of Famer). It’s like something out of a baseball movie.

Trout had a pair of home runs in Monday’s game and finally acknowledged the source of his newfound strength.

“People ask me about this Dad power and I guess it’s a thing,” he told “But there’s no better feeling than being a father.”

While we agree wholeheartedly with the second part of that, let’s not gloss over the first part. Just look at what Trout has done in eight games since coming off paternity leave. Six home runs, 10 RBIs, a batting average near .350, and an OPS of 1.236. Those numbers are insane, even for Trout.

Trout was doing OK (not great, not terrible) before his son was born. Then you give dad strength to one of the best players in baseball, and well, this is what you get:

His manager, Joe Maddon, said Trout seems more relaxed since becoming a dad. Opposing pitchers, meanwhile, will be anything but when facing Trout at the plate.

Grab Your Lightsabers, Disney+ Is Releasing a Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

In case you haven’t checked in on your Wookiee friends lately, Life Day is just a few months away. In case you still don’t know what Life Day is (and at this point you’re too afraid to ask), we’ve got your back. Life day is a well established Wookiee holiday that honors their rich culture, celebrating the importance of family, unity, and happiness. On Life Day this year, November 17th, Disney+ is inviting Lego Star Wars fans everywhere to celebrate with their favorite characters including Rey, Finn, Chewie, R2-D2, BB-8, and many more.

This delightfully cheeky holiday special isn’t the first to celebrate Life Day. The sacred Wookiee holiday was first introduced in the classic 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special, which premiered on November 17th, 1978. Now, the much-loved Star Wars franchise has even more to celebrate. This upcoming Lego Star Wars special will be the first to premiere on Disney+, and it is yet another lovable product of the Lego-Lucasfilm collaboration.

Fans can expect to see an adventure like no other, in the form of Lego Star Wars à la “A Christmas Carol”. Characters from Star Wars past will make appearances as Rey and BB-8 set out to learn more about the Force, but instead find themselves thrown into a time-warp adventure through Star Wars history. Classic characters such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and many more will visit Rey and BB-8 on their journey to make it in time for the Life Day feast on Kashyyyk.

“We wanted to give a wink and a nod to the original,” executive producer Josh Rimes told USA Today. “It’s a celebration of the saga. A lot of characters will be interacting with different characters and perhaps even different versions of themselves at different ages.”

The relationship between the knowledgeable Rey and the wide-eyed rookie version of Luke we remember from A New Hope gives this holiday special a whole lot of heart, and visits from blocky versions of our favorite characters is the dose of nostalgia we desperately need right now. Mark your calendars for November 17th to make sure you wish your Wookiee friends a happy Life Day – and to make sure you don’t miss this goofy, soulful special.

Kansas City Hospital Takes “Baby Shark Week” to the Next Level

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By now, there’s not a parent alive who doesn’t loathe Baby Shark and the way it wedges itself into your brain and takes up permanent residency. But even those with open disdain for all things Baby Shark would have to grant a pass to a Kansas City hospital who have taken the “Baby Shark Week” concept to the next level.

Like the best internet crazes, it’s not too complicated. Baby Shark is a thing, Shark Week is also a thing, so by turning the newborns on your maternity floor into “Baby Sharks” during Shark Week, and well, there ya have it, “Baby Shark Week.” And it’s pretty dang cute.

St. Luke’s Hospital North in Kansas City, Missouri embraced the “Baby Shark Week” concept because one of the physicians there loves shark week (only one???). A group of nurses came together to carefully make the shark costumes they paired with the adorable onesies and the rest is doo, doo, doo.

One nurse told Good Morning America that they wanted to give families a great experience to help relieve some of the stress of delivering a baby during a pandemic. She said the parents loved the Baby Shark week photoshoot, and it looks like the hospital is going to make it an annual tradition.

That’s something we can get behind, embracing Baby Shark only once a year.

Judd Apatow to Direct George Carlin Documentary for HBO

Two-Part George Carlin Documentary Coming to HBO
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Losing our favorite celebrities is never easy. Especially when we’ve grown up with them, watching their films and TV shows during times of both stress and celebration, it almost feels like losing a friend. Fortunately, we’re not the only ones trying to hold onto the memories of our favorite media personalities. Filmmakers have given us the gift of documentaries, many of which have been made after the deaths of beloved celebrities to commemorate their incredible lives and accomplishments. Legendary comedians like Chris Farley and John Candy have recently been the subjects of mini-documentaries, keeping us laughing decades after their deaths.

George Carlin, another master of comedy, will soon get the documentary he deserves in a two-part HBO series directed by Judd Apatow. Carlin’s work shaped the world of comedy as we know it today, and even earned him the title of “the dean of counterculture comedians”. Carlin’s willingness to address taboo subjects paved the way for others to do the same, and his dark comedy is revered even today as some of the best in history. Carlin appeared on the “Tonight Show” over 130 times, and headlined more than a dozen HBO comedy specials throughout his career. His monologue “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” was so influential, it led to the Supreme Court’s F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation case which outlined how much power the federal government had to regulate and censor speech on public radio and TV.

Carlin’s death in 2008 devastated the comedy world, and 12 years later, Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio are directing a documentary honoring his life’s work. The HBO documentary series will feature clips from Carlin’s work and interviews with those who knew and loved him. The series will follow Carlin’s rise to the top of the comedy world, along with his continued influence on today’s comedians.

We aren’t the only ones waiting eagerly for the premiere of HBO’s documentary series. George Carlin’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, told Rolling Stone, “Having been the public keeper of my dad’s legacy these last 12 years, I’ve dreamt of the right people appearing at the right moment to give the documentary telling of my father’s story what it deserves — an honoring of his comedic genius and unique cultural impact, while not shying away from his personal struggles and humanity. I’m thrilled that Jerry Hamza and I have teamed up with Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio and Teddy Leifer to make it happen now. May the comedy gods smile up at us as we endeavor to share my dad’s heart, mind and genius with the world.”

No word on when Carlin’s documentary series will be complete, but it will undoubtedly be worth the wait.

Father Figures: I Admire Him

“This is my husband, Tim, the day our rainbow baby, Hailey was born.

For the past eleven years, he has held my hand and stood by my side through my father’s death, a painful miscarriage, infertility, and most recently, a 23-hour labor that lead us to parenthood.

This man.

This man works 12-14 hours a day, six days a week. This man comes home with a tired smile on his face, thrilled to see us. He will cook dinner while I chase around a crawling baby, do chores, take care of the dogs, and still have enough energy to be there every night for bath time and bedtime routines.

He has stood by me on the days I struggle to ‘mom.’ The days I feel like a failure. The days where my postpartum anxiety and OCD get the best of me. No matter how tired he is, he’s there for us if we need him.

He has supported us and kept us grounded through this pandemic, while still going to work and living in a state that was among the hardest hit (NJ). And he does all this with the best sense of humor and happiness I have ever witnessed.

I admire him for his strength. I admire him for his work ethic. I admire him for finding the humor in tough situations. But most of all, I admire the strong bond he has built with our daughter. She is a daddy’s girl through and through, and man, does my heart melt every time I see her smile at him.”

– Sarah Cox

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Check out the previous editions of Father Figures here.

Watch a Hero Cop Save a Man Stuck on Train Tracks, With Milliseconds to Spare

hero cop saves man stuck on tracks

This is the most dramatic video you’ll see all week. A cop in California was driving near train tracks when she spotted a man in a wheelchair who got stuck trying to cross the tracks. The disabled man was unable to free the chair, and the officer’s body-cam captured her dramatic attempt to rescue the man as the train comes bearing down.

The bodycam footage shows Lodi, California police officer Erika Urrea jump out of her squad car and run to the man as the oncoming train relentlessly hits its horn. She pulls him out of the chair and they both fall to the ground just milliseconds before the speeding locomotive destroys the wheelchair.

It does not get any more dramatic than that. The man, in his mid-60s, suffered a leg injury but was spared from certain death thanks to the rescue. He is now in stable condition at a local hospital.

In a statement released to the media, Lodi police praised Erika’s heroic act.

“Officer urea risker her own life to save another, and her actions prevented a tragedy. We are extremely proud of Officer Urrea and her heroism.”

Rescuing someone stuck in train tracks feels very 1880s, but hey, it’s 2020, so of course, there’s going to be something as heart-stopping as this save. There is no denying the officer is a bonafide hero.

Runaway Pig!

Students Raise $12k for Charity With a COVID Coloring Book

Covid Coloring Book
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Talking to your kids about COVID-19 can be tough. None of us have lived through a global pandemic before, so there’s not exactly a playbook for this. Four high school students in California are trying to make it easier, as they created a COVID Coloring Book to help kids understand the basics of the coronavirus.

The four students, Lauryn Hong, Ella Matlock, Sofia Migliazza, and Erin Rogers, created a business plan for a hypothetical book as part of an economics class project. After some encouragement from their teachers, they turned it into a real thing.

“We knew we wanted to do something for kids,” said Lauryn Hong said to the Washington Post. “We also knew we wanted to give back to the community. We considered doing a mask-decorating kit, but we decided on a coloring book because we wanted the kids to learn something. Covid is really confusing, even for us, and the coloring book is a way to keep them entertained and help them learn.”


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Thank you for all of the orders! Your books will be delivered sometime next week. 🐊💚💛 #SomeGoodNews

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They started ‘Be The Change Coloring Co.’ to create and sell the book. They expected to sell a couple of dozen to friends and family and planned to donate 40% of the proceeds to charities. They have since sold more than 7,000(!) books and donated more than $12,000 to charities including the CDC Coronavirus relief fund and local hospitals.

“I never thought that we would be at this stage in the business. I didn’t really think we would really have a business at all because it was supposed to be just a school project,” Rogers told a local news outlet. ”It’s really amazing to know that we’ve gotten to reach out to so many people.”


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We created a little video with a summary of what our business is about, please watch! 💛 + Erin’s editing with Sofia’s nonexistent feet

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According to their website, their main goals for the project are to educate young kids on the extreme issues of today and to give back to the community. The characters Al E. Gator, Wally the Narwhal, and Sam the Snail help kids entertained and informed about what’s going on.

You can buy a COVID Coloring Book for your kids at