Things Non-POC Did This Week That Are Just Like… Like Wow

Listen, we know that the concepts of failure and oddities do not know race. People of all ethnicities and colors have experienced both. Still, we are acutely aware of the fact that certain groups have a tendency to confuse us a little more than others.

This week in the oddest things Non-POC are doing takes us to the streets of New York, kitchen appliances, and predictably, FOX News.

They include:

The people paying this woman $400 for hats made from garbage and glue.

One man’s trash has proven to be this woman’s empire.

Debra Rapoport, 73 of New York, is a fashion designer who stalks the streets of her hometown and collects trash. She then refurbishes her stockpile into colorful (whacky) purses. Then she sells them. For $450 a pop. Highlight: her hats are constructed from trash direct from the streets and people pay hundreds of dollars for them.

Now, we’re definitely never going to knock recycled goods. With recycling acting as the top action we cane take to improve both the environment and economy while preventing waste from polluting our air and oceans. Still, the idea of people actually paying for hats from trash direct from the streets of New York (some of the dirtiest around) while slapping it together with the $2 Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue seen in the video is just– it’s–

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In a New York Post video interview with Rapoport, the artist says “Recycled materials speak to me. It’s like they say, ‘Give me a second life!’” This just after plucking a cast away phone cord from a garbage dump and tossing it around her neck.

Note: According to The Post, Rapoport’s work has reappeared in museums around the world and fans call her “Gifted and Thrifted.”

Beto O’Rourke standing on countertops without getting a chancla.

If Beto O’Rourke doesn’t win the 2020 presidential election he might have a shot in “Coyote Ugly 2.” This week O’Rourke’s penchant for hopping up on a countertop to address crowds in the ramp up to his presidential campaign has garnered quiet a few opinions.

Those amused by O’Rourke’s countertop manners have contributed to an Instagram page called @betooncounters and the hashtag @BetoOnCounters.

We don’t know about you, but we for SURE flinched when we saw him jump on a counter the first time. You better believe we fully expected a report on an abuela to swipe at him with a chancla and yell him to “siéntate!”

A Woman Said She Wants Trump To Be The Dictator Of The U.S. And No Pos Wow

Showtime’s “The Circus” takes audiences behind the scenes of the most incredible moments in U.S. politics. They covered the 2016 campaign and viewers felt like they were looking behind the curtain to see the true nature of American politics and some moves made by politicians away from the public gaze. However, the latest episode has some Americans terrified about the fate of the country. A woman takes the stage at an event hosted by Steve Bannon and calls for a Trump dictatorship.

“Never in my life did I think I would like to see a dictator,” the woman told the crowd. “But if there’s going to be one, I want it to be Trump.”
There is so much to unpack in that comment and, understandably, people who have seen this clip are startled. Not only does the woman claim that she never thought she would agree with a dictatorship crushing the U.S., she fully supports the idea of Trump single-handedly running the nation.

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