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Here Are Some Of The Best Selfie Fails To Remember When You Try To Capture That Perfect Pic

Sure, you’ve done it, but have you done it like this? Sure, you’ve seen selfie fails before, but have you seen these? Ask yourself these questions as you click through the following slideshow. And remember, fail again, and fail better.

1. The Foot/Food Fail

Source: Footie. Digital Image. Instagram @cowboyjs1. January 4, 2018.

Whatever this guy was going for, it didn’t work.  Let’s not mix feet and food, guys.  Let’s stick with hands and even utensils.

2. Nostril Fail

Source: Nostrils Selfie. Digital Image. Instagram @stacietennessee. January 4, 2018.

Thanks, Stacie.  We actually were NOT wondering what the inside of your nostrils looked like.  But we’ll let you know.

3. The Dog Stays Silent

Source: Disappointed Dog. Digital Image. Instagram @pepper_and_oscar. January 3, 2018.

The dog’s expression in this photo says it all.  You know when you’re no longer amused, no longer concerned, no longer angry, just done?

4. Sideline Fail

Source: Playoffs Selfie. Digital Image. Instagram @narcissisticks. January 3, 2018.

Bad time for a selfie.  Given that the Sooners were on their way to losing this game, and the QB (pictured here) would cry in the press conference, this is a bad time for a selfie.

5. Shirtless With Cat

Source: Unamused Cat. Digital Image. Instagram @cowboyjs1. January 2, 2018.

Here’s our friend from Manitoba again.  When you call yourself the Selfie King, you need to bring it.  Your shots can’t even keep the cat awake?  Selfie duke, maybe.

6. Running Fail

Source: Athletic Doctor. Digital Image. Instagram @dr_nadine_muller. December 31, 2017.

So this counts.  It’s important to own your selfie fail.  Get up tomorrow, get back out there on the trail and fail better.

7. Freaked-out Dog

Source: Dog Anxiety. Digital Image. Instagram @fjordz. December 31, 2017.

Dogs are an integral part of the #selfiefail.  Often they silently bear witness to their masters’ failure, but sometimes, they are the failure themselves.  Thanks to them for helping us out.

 8. NSF…Oh, it’s a Dog

Source: Too Close Buster. Digital Image. Instagram @i_have_flowers. December 31, 2017.

If your first reaction was to block the screen and look around to see if anyone saw you, take heart.  It’s just a dog again.  And, as much as we love dogs, they know not what they do.

9. Bruno Mars…ish

Source: Mirror, Mirror. Digital Image. Instagram @jesphergarcia. December 31, 2017.

Your mirrored sunglasses?  Tough.  Your upper lip fuzz?  Tough.  You, holding your phone up and taking a photo of yourself to send to friends, all while forgetting that your mirrored sunglasses will reflect hands, wrists and phone?  Not….so…tough…?

10. Drag Me to Heck

Source: Baby won‘t have it. Digital Image. Instagram @veggiesportsdad. December 30, 2017.

You and me and baby makes….a horrific scene from an Italian giallo movie?  It would appear so.  It only takes two pudgy, disembodied arms to make a family selfie turn frightening.

11. I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle

Source: She‘s a Starman Waiting in the Sky. Digital Image. Instagram @clarus_. December 30, 2017.

Too little has been said about the cyborg #selfiefail.  Is this woman sitting in weird lighting, or was she sent here from the future to kill your mother so you’d never be born?  We’re just asking.

12. The Mom Selfie Fail

Source: Where‘s she going?. Digital Image. Instagram @lisaellenrees. December 30, 2017.

When you take a picture of yourself in your beautiful surroundings but fail to include yourself.  We would call this the definitive #selfiefail.  Or, as our mom would put it, “I did a selfie!”

13. The Horses are Watching

Source: Gimme Some Suga‘. Digital Image. Instagram @mimiscottg. December 30, 2017.

Every list of fails should include horses.  Not because they fail more than people.  Simply because horses are better than people.  Faster.  More graceful.  Taller.  They talk a lot less.  Here a horse shows pity on his hapless person.

14. Filter Fail

Source: Relatives from Space. Digital Image. Instagram @friendlypiegon. December 28, 2017.

What’s happening here?  Do we have a filter happening?  Was there a face swap that went wrong…or right?  Since we can’t tell what happened, we’re calling it a #fail.

15. Small Head Fail

Source: Furry Friend. Digital Image. Instagram @matthewsahyoune. December 28, 2017.

Again with the filters.  Buddy, if you’re gonna mess around with selfies and filters and then bring a dog into the mix, at least put a shirt on.  Your head is weird enough!

16. Multiple Universe Fail

Source: Disfigurement by Selfie. Digital Image. Instagram @chimatowonthelotto. December 11, 2017.

We get it, you exercise.  We get it, you’re outdoorsy.  We get it, you have two faces.  Stop the bragging!

17. Pass the Blame Fail

Source: Butt it wasn‘t my fault. Digital Image. Instagram @g.i.s.p. December 8, 2017.

We include this one for various reasons, but mostly for the description.  Of all the reasons to call this a #selfiefail, he blames the “doggie butt”?!  Buddy.

18. Purple Fail

Source: Purple On Point. Digital Image. Instagram @amandajorfield. November 24, 2017.

The makeup is going.  The duckface is going.  The purple is going.  Wait, the purple is going?  A lot of purple.

19. Caturday Fail

Source: Uncooperative Cat. Digital Image. Instagram @kayla_rose0811. January 4, 2018.

It’s time we brought cats back into the mix.  Why is it the cats are either shocked or sleeping in selfies?  There’s no in between.

20. Breakin’ the Law

Source: True Rebel. Digital Image. Instagram @_selfie__fails_. January 4, 2018.

Whoa, such a rule breaker, pal.  Who’s gonna tell you no selfies?  Nobody!  That’s who.  Today, it’s the no selfies please sign, tomorrow….the world?

21. The Red Selfie

Source: Overcooked. Digital Image. Instagram @_selfie__fails_. July 8, 2015.

#selfiefails are embarrassing, sure, but not this embarrassing.  Dude, you’re still young, you have many more selfie fails in your future.  Anyone who sits in the sun that long without sunscreen has to.

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

Photo courtesy Forward Latino

An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Christmas is a special time of year. Families have their traditions to mark the festive year and some of those traditions are rooted in culture. Here are some of the ways various countries in Latin America celebrate Christmas.

El Pase Del Niño Viajero – Ecuador

El Pase del Niño Viajero is a pageant that happens in Ecuador that lasts weeks. The parade is meant to represent the journey of Mary and Joseph. The parade highlights the religious importance of Christmas in Ecuador and is most common in the Andean region of the country.

The biggest and most important parade is in Cuenca, a deeply religious city. Citizens near the city have all day to see the parade as it starts in the early morning and runs through the late afternoon. This gives people a lot of time to make it to the city to witness the parade.

La Gritería – Nicaragua

La Gritería comes after La Purisma. La Purisma is celebrated at the end of November and is meant to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. La Gritería is celebrated in early December and involves literal yelling. Someone would shout “Que causa tanta alegria?” (“What causes so much happiness?”) People respond “La Concepción de María.” (“Mary’s Conception.”)

Las Posadas – Mexico

Mexican posadas are the most recognizable. Posadas take place in Mexico from Dec. 16-24, though this year they are most likely to be virtual. The posada begins with a procession in the neighborhood filled with people singing and sometimes led by two people dressed as Mary and Joseph.

Another part is the posada party. Before guests can enter, there is a song exchange with the people outside playing Joseph looking for shelter. The hosts sing the side of the innkeeper saying there is no room. Eventually, the guests are welcomed into the home to celebrate Christmas.

Aguinaldos – Colombia

Aguinaldos are a series of games played by people in Colombia leading up to Christmas. There are certain games that are common among people in Colombia. One is pajita en boca, which requires holding a straw in your mouth the entire time of a social event. Another is dar y no recibir, which is about getting people to take something you are giving to score a point.

El Quema Del Diablo – Guatemala

El quema del diablo is celebrated in early December and is a way of letting go of the previous year. People burn piñatas and effigies of the devil to let go of all negative feelings and moments from the previous year. If there was every to try a new tradition, this would be the year. Burn an effigy and banish 2020 to the past, where it belongs.

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