Okay, maybe that’s a slight bit of an overstatement, but not by that much…
Dangerous Minds pal Taylor Jessen writes:
It’s possible that every dirty little secret left in this world may have been compiled into the following Reddit list by the time you click on the link. This is truly epic. And not all bad news (especially if you like Peggy on Mad Men).
He’s right, this is a ton of fun to wade through. I got lost there for the past hour, it was as addictive as Internet K Hole.
Here are some of the top upvoted secrets as I type this, keep in mind that it’s changing constantly:
I was a deep sea diver for 10 years in the Gulf of Mexico. Huge oil spills happen and are covered up hundreds of times a year by every company. The entire industry is in on it. The bottom of the gulf is a disgusting garbage dump. Every boat dumps their trash into the gulf no one obeys the laws and the coast guard doesn’t enforce shit.
I work on a farm. When they say you should wash your produce thoroughly at home, they’re not joking.
‘Nuff said, there, eh?
Half of the so claimed ‘services’ they offer at Jiffy Lube never get completed, either by laziness or it may be impossible to do it the proper way on certain cars. The store’s hours distributed for employees are directly affected by ‘average ticket sales’, which means (at least when I was store manager at one) that if we didn’t have an average of $65+ at the end of the day per car, then we got wrote up. Jiffy Lube is a dirty, evil company that takes advantage of people, and that’s why I left to take a lower position elsewhere. Even though I made less money, I knew I wouldn’t be selling people things they didn’t need. Felt good quitting that fucking place.
If you’re in a mental hospital, with a legal guardian who’s been appointed to you because a judge found that you are incapable of making your own decisions you can still vote for the president- and in any other election you like. Voting day at the mental hospital was a shit show.
Like the Madhatter’s red state Tea party?
I’m a celebrity event photographer in Hollywood. Most of the smaller award shows winners like the MTV VMAs, Teen Choice Awards, etc…already know they are going to win. This motivates the talent to come to the event. During the show they are backstage talking with friends and take a seat during a commercial break just before their award is announced. The few exceptions are the Oscars and Golden Globes where the audience is mostly celebrities.
ShitKickingRampage followed up that one with:
As a former MTV employee, I can confirm. Most of the time the awards are offered to get the artist to come to the event in the first place. They would make up awards to get artists to show up. People watch to see famous people, who are there to be seen. Behind the stage, we just shuffle them from their dressing rooms out to the floor, back to their rooms and then out to the press room where they will get photographed by the AP and photo agencies. It’s a closed off back stage area, where after getting their photo they will step out the door and into a car.
pigmaster8992 had this to say about the veal industry. Not for the squeamish:
I knew a man who was a 4th generation veal guy. One of the last people to be in NYs meatpacking industry he explained to me why I should never eat veal (and I dont)
The “european way” of veal was to cage baby calfs with a chain around their neck so they dont move even an inch. Now the American way which was legally implemented is to have about 12 baby cows in a pen 10x10. This way they have a little movement and its considered more “humane”
Well NY restaurants consider white veal to be the industry standard. Meaning the whiter the meat the better it tastes (it doesnt actually taste any different its an old italian myth) so in order to get white meat what does that mean? You have the bleed out the animal.
In order to bleed out the animal while its alive they pump the calfs with chemicals to make them anemic. But because they are anemic and living in spaces where there are 12 to a pen, they constantly get sick. So in order to keep them alive the have to pump them FULL of antibiotics just so they are barely alive before they are slaughtered. This guy looked me dead in the face and said “dont EVER eat veal” and he owns a business in veal. Guess he didnt expect me to be a redditor…
Most people who say this are ignored as kooks, but having worked in pharmaceutical research, I can confirm this:
- We already have developed better, safer medicines than most of the crap currently on the market. However due to the following reasons, most of it will never reach the market.
- FDA Approval costs a fair amount of money and time, and for a “new drug” to be approved takes bloody years. The slightest fuckup in testing and back to the beginning.
- Money. If a new drug discovery is not going to be as profitable as the stuff currently on the market, it will simply be patented and sat on. Research funding: Not enough of it anymore to properly explore all the possibilities.
video editor for major porn company:
90% of every anal scene has to have faecal matter edited out. Baby wipes are stock piled on every single set. I have seen lots of porn stars shit themselves accidentally…. this is the life i chose.
Read much more at reddit.