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Soledad O’Brien Shared Her Most Embarrassing Moment And It Is Nice To Know We Aren’t Alone

With so much time to kill at the moment, just about everyone is on social media engaging in the TMI / walk down memory lane. Whether it’s stories about our old school days or odd former flames, people are baring their souls.

In the latest TMI share on Twitter, users are opening about their weirdest and most embarrassing injuries.

Afro-Latina queen Soledad O’Brien shared a pretty wild story of humiliation.

So we decided to ask you guys, our mitú audience, to tell us some of your crazy embarrassing stories and boy did you deliver!

Turns out, some of you have been caught cursing at churches…

“On the day of my cousins wedding the bride asked me to go get her bouquet from inside the church where the florist had left them. As I round the front pew I didn’t notice they had a weird cut out for wheelchairs. Well as i found out when I felt my ankle pop as I rolled it and fell to the ground in pain, but not before yelling out oh F’K….quickly followed by an I’m sorry because I was in church. I was so embarrassed because the church choir was practicing heard and saw the whole thing.” – anntta_lop

This story has the oddest ending because of a goat…

“When I was younger living on a farm one thing led to another and my feet were caught in the leash of a running baby calf so your boy got dragged a decent amount through our gravel driveway.” – pablomcd3

This story is pretty relatable for every 90s kid into McDonald’s.

“When I was younger, don’t remember the age I was, I was at McDonald’s and my dumbass fell down the stairs from the playground area. And my dad had to take me to the hospital to get snitches under my chin. And I still have the scar to this day. Worst day ever.” -jocy_villas

This story will make you think twice about sitting in a truck bed.

“I would sit in the back of my dad’s truck when I was little and I slid off the truck because I didn’t want to jump. But there was piece of the metal sticking out and it cut the bottom of my butt cheek. It wasn’t until I felt my pants wet that I noticed it cut me and I’m looking at my hand with blood running to my mom telling her I cut my butt cheek. I still have the scar.”-gabby.ml

LOL, this one which features a lesson for chismosas.

“I was being chismosa and looking out the window at 1 am. I was crawling on my knees so the Calle wouldn’t see me peaking out & lost balance, slipped and busted the center of my brow. Required 6 sutures. I try to mind my own business now.”- _ashleyalonso_

Yikes! This crazy story about the sleep dust you get in your eyes in the morning.

“Ummmn. I sliced my leg with a dust pan requiring 21 stiches. I also had to go to the UC because I got the morning crust on my eye stuck deep in my eye. I had 2 medical staff working on my eye. 🤦only me.”- medusahiggins

I bet she’ll never curse in front of kids again…

“Wearing wedges, leaving soccer practice with my kids & mom when I saw this stupid rock in the middle of the field in the one spot that was all dirt, I managed to declare “out loud to the rock…,” you f#!*’n rock!” Had time to see the rock but not avoid said rock. Of course, I stepped on the rock & because I was wearing wedges, I face planted in the dirt patch, in front of all the kids & their parents…kicked up a nice dust cloud around me and just could not stop laughing at myself on the ground! 😄 My mom also took the time to point out as she walked over me, “oh look you fell.” All parents must of thought I was nuts…” –tkitty1969

Who knew breaking your foot while standing was even possible?

“One time I was at a house party, DRUNK dancing to the song “We like to party” like the six flags theme song and decided to sit down for a sip of my drink. When I tried to stand back up to dance some more, I felt my foot crack. Thought it was weird for a second, tried to walk, couldn’t. Turns out I broke my foot standing up 😅 I hate myself.” –nursehai_

And this mistake which is sadly so relatable.

“I broke my foot because I was dancing. And one of my wife’s tios trying to join me and lost his footing so he ended up kinda tackling me. And so all of his weight and my weight came down on my left foot so I ended up breaking three bones off my foot. Yeah I still tell him ima send him the medical bill when I see him at the pedas.” – theycallmefurr

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Parler Is Back Online But All Traffic Is Being Routed Through Russian Servers

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Parler Is Back Online But All Traffic Is Being Routed Through Russian Servers

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Parler, the alt-right social media platform, is back in business. Of course, the app is not supported by American companies. The app is now running all of its information through Russian servers.

Parler is running again thanks to the help of Russian servers.

Parler faced quick discipline after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The social media platform was one of the key tools organizers of the riot used to organize and mobilize. Amazon, Apple, and Google all stopped carrying Parler, essentially ending the social media platform’s ability to keep running. Parler tried to sue Amazon Web Services to pick up the app again to allow it to continue but a judge ruled against the platform.

“The court rejects any suggestion that the public interest favors requiring AWS to host the incendiary speech that the record shows some of Parler’s users have engaged in,” U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein wrote in the order. “At this stage, on the showing made thus far, neither the public interest nor the balance of equities favors granting an injunction in this case.”

The Russian-backed servers are only providing partial support but it’s a slippery slope.

Parler has hired DDoS-Guard, is a Russian digital infrastructure company that threw the platform a lifeline. While the server is only providing a defense against denial-of-service, critics are concerned that it still poses a significant risk. All of the traffic on Parler is going through those servers leaving the users vulnerable to Russian surveillance.

“Now seems like the right time to remind you all—both lovers and haters—why we started this platform,” reads Parler’s current homepage. “We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential … We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon.”

DDoS-Guard has a history of working with racist and far-right groups.

CEO John Matze is confident that the app will be fully restored by the end of January. The social media app has been banned and dropped from major American tech companies after the insurrection. Amazon will not restore the app but the app has said that they retrieved their info from Amazon.

READ: Latino Congressman Lou Correa Fights Back at Insurrectionist Trump Supporters Who Harassed Him at a D.C. Airport

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Latino Twitter Gifted The World With These Seriously Good Inauguration Memes

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Latino Twitter Gifted The World With These Seriously Good Inauguration Memes

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It’s official: the United States has a new president! Yesterday was Inauguration Day in the U.S. and we welcomed Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice President.

It was an historic day full of major milestones for the country and the world – and that was made obvious by the sheer amount of attention paid to the day’s events. One has to look no further than the amount of memes that were produced in the wake of the inauguration, from Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga to Bernie Sanders and the adiós to Donald and Melania Trump.

As usual, Latino Twitter showed up with the memes and left many of us on the floor laughing our a** off. These are some of the honorable mentions from a day full of historical moments and incredible memes.

Tío Bernie may have stolen the spotlight from President Biden with his very practical inauguration attire.

The long-serving Vermont senator was there to watch proceedings, bracing the D.C. cold to witness Biden being sworn in as president. To withstand the cold climes, Sanders came prepared in a big old reliable coat and mittens – with his inaugural look and general demeanour waiting for the event to begin capturing the creativity of the internet through a series of ‘Cold Bernie’ memes.

Bernie was everywhere!

The former presidential candidate was popping up in all sorts of places as the Internet memed him into a frenzy.

And he was all of us…

The former aspiring presidential candidate later addressed the attention his outfit was getting in an interview with Gayle King, noting: ‘You know in Vermont we know something about the cold and are not so concerned about good fashion, we want to keep warm and that’s what I did today.’

The Internet has even created a website where you can insert Tío Bernie into any scene you want with Google Maps.

And yes, it actually works!

Michelle Obama told us all how she felt without telling us all how she felt.

When Michelle and Barack Obama departed the White House in 2017 to make way for Donald and Melania Trump to take over the reigns, Michelle did not hide how difficult and upsetting she found the moment. So a lot of people were thrilled to see the Michelle we know and love, happy, thrilled and generally paving the way at the 2021 inauguration ceremony.

Lady Gaga giving the world Hunger Games vibes…

Lady Gaga had the honour of performing the American national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and, of course, she ‘killed’ it. The dramatic and rousing performance was made even better by her custom-made Schiaparelli gown, adorned in the US colours and complete with patriotic hidden meanings. However some thought they’d seen it – particularly the brooch – before…

Then there were the adiós Trump memes that left Mexican Twitter on fire!

A la verga! Adiós, Señor Trump! 👋

This one is too good!

I. Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

Mexican Facebook was also on fire!

This Twitter user is too right, Mexican Facebook really is undefeated!

And some want to reclaim red hats!

If you could bring back red hats, what would yours say?

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