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The Turning Gay Issue

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JIHAD TRANSFORMERS

These robots are fucking dangerous to play with because sometimes they blow up in your hand.

MAFIA-FREE PASTA

This is one of the few Tidbits where a thing actually is its stupid name. While we’re sitting on this side of the Atlantic worrying if food has MSG or too many trans fats, Italians are so sick of getting murdered they are buying food based on whether or not any of the money goes to the Mob. Seriously.

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ISRAELI MESSIAH CARDS

Believe it or not, in Tel Aviv it’s perfectly normal to be walking down the street and have a vanful of very stoned Jews jump out with hash smoke everywhere and trance music blaring and hand you this. Apparently he’s the Messiah now and the best way to show your love is to get really high, hand out his baseball card, and dance around like a fucking idiot.

DEEPPRESSO COFFEE

Old people get tired real easy, so if you’re going to visit a dying relative at an old folks’ home and watch brain-dead geriatrics stare at the ceiling with drool pouring down their cheeks, you guys best break out a few cups of this.

PUSSY TRICK MENU

This thing is real depressing to have in your hands in a shitty Bangkok bar that smells like loneliness and has nude, hungry women lying around doing tricks with their genitalia, but when you’re back home and it’s framed on your wall it becomes a conversation piece that rivals tumors.

CHINESE COLONEL SANDERS

We like the Chinese version of Colonel Sanders because he doesn’t come across as a kind of racist version of Orville Redenbacher. Not that old Chinese guys can’t be racist. They’re just way cuter about it.

VICE BOOK

Finally a book that follows us from the

Voice of Montreal

days when we were trying to get off heroin, through the early New York days when eccentric internet billionaires bought us cars, to some pretty awful years of bankruptcy, and finally here, today, when even the president is worried about becoming a DON’T.

DISGUSTING KID WIND-UP TOY

Why do Japanese kids get the best toys? What part of our culture prevents us from having a wind-up retard that comes buzzing toward you with snot all over his face and a big piece of shit in his hand? Is it Christianity? Well then fuck you, Jesus.

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SPANISH FAGGOT CAKES

Gays eat differently than us (ever go to a restaurant in New York’s West Village that didn’t have Cobb salad?). Now, you can pretend that’s not true or you can do what they do in Spain and clearly mark homo-friendly food with the word

puto

meaning “faggot.”

CRACK-VIAL BANDANA

Crackheads should be forced to wear patterns made up of used crack vials so that when they come up to us saying they need help because “some hairy motherfucker got in my head and he’s taking all my memories to Germany,” we’ll know he’s full of shit.

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