TIME relationships

Watch Bartenders Explain How They Totally Know You Met Your Date Online

For starters, you're "dressed a little bit too well and showered too recently"

Everyone who’s tried online dating knows it can be a great way to meet awesome people — but it’s inevitably going to be a tad bit awkward. Or sometimes really awkward. But if you think it’s only awkward for you and your date, you’re wrong. So, so wrong. There’s somebody else who’s experiencing it all with you: your bartender.

The Daily Share rounded up some bartenders from around New York City to talk about what it’s like watching Tinder dates unfold — and how they always know it’s an online date. They mostly cringe while watching these dates but also admit they love the free entertainment.

The barkeeps also keep tabs on whether or not the date is going well. All too often, they’ll see a guy go in for a kiss and the girl blatantly reject it. “The head turn, it’s a heartbreaker,” one bartender says. “It’s like watching a dog get put down.”

If the video makes you feel embarrassed that these bartenders are totally judging you, just remember: they’re probably secretly going on their own Tinder dates that are just as awkward.

Read next: More Men Use Dating Apps Than Women

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TIME Family & Relationships

This Video Shows Why Being a Mom Is the Hardest Job Out There

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Toddler Ella unravels everything her mother Esther Anderson is trying to do at their Tampa, Fla., home in a video that feels like a parody of commercials for the perfect baby product. When the mom is cleaning up toys, her daughter takes another bag of play things and scatters them all over the room. When the mom is folding up clothes and putting them in the drawers, her daughter takes them all out and puts them on the floor. A mother’s work is truly never done.

Read next: The Moms of YouTube

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These Red Pandas Frolicking in the Snow Will Remind You Everything Is Going to Be OK

Best snow day ever

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden knows how to warm your heart on even the coldest day.

The zoo posted a video of its two resident red pandas frolicking in the snow and their glee is almost enough to remind snowbound residents to go outside and play instead of watching The Shining again.

The video was taken by zookeeper Lissa Browning and shows Lin, a 2-year-old female, and Rover, a 9-year-old male, cavorting in their snow-covered pen. Red pandas are used to cold weather as they are natives of the Himalayas and it’s clear they love romping in the snow.

As people continue to dig out from the winter storms that have buried much of the Midwest and East Coast of the United States in snow, this video serves as a good reminder that winter can actually be fun.

Read next: See Photos of Endangered Species from the 1960s

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This ‘Exploding Kittens’ Game Just Raised Almost $9 Million

Animal Sanctuary Needs £200,000 To Avoid Closure
Christopher Furlong—Getty Images Milly, a 13-week-old kitten waits with her brother Charlie (L) to be re-homed at The Society for Abandoned Animals Sanctuary in Sale, Manchester which is facing an urgent cash crisis and possible closure on July 27, 2010 in Manchester, England.

The game that blew up on Kickstarter

A card game that features exploding kittens and wise goats has raised an astonishing $8.78 million on Kickstarter.

With 219,382 backers, “Exploding Kittens” is the most-backed Kickstarter project ever. It’s also received more funding than any project from the Games category.

Exploding Kittens was created by comic artist Matthew Inman, as well as Elan Lee and Shane Small. The game consists of a deck of cards and is basically a non-deadly version of Russian Roulette: if you draw a card with an detonation-prone kitten, you’re out.

The creators’ goal was a measly $10,000 in funding. Now, the game’s creators will have to ship card decks to more than 200,000 people, Mashable reports.

In a question-and-answer session on Reddit, a commenter asked, “Did you have any idea that this was going to be this big?.” Lee replied, “NOPE.”

TIME Crime

Iconic Wichita Clown Recovered From Sex Offender’s Home

Louie the Clown Returns
Mike Hutmacher—AP Joyland's organ-playing mascot Louie the Clown appears at a daily police briefing in the Wichita City Hall police headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Wichita, Kan.

An iconic mechanical clown that went missing from its home at a shuttered Wichita, Kansas amusement park more than 10 years ago ago turned up Tuesday in the house of a convicted sex offender, authorities said.

Louie the Clown, a life-sized, perma-smiling, cone-hatted doll, spent decades at the keys of a Wurlitzer organ at the Joyland Amusement Park.

Generations of locals remember him from their childhood. But Joyland closed in 2004, and Louie disappeared from the property a year or two later. In 2010, Louie was reported stolen, triggering public fascination with his whereabouts.

Then Wichita police got a phone tip that led them to the home of Damian Mayes, 39, who used to build and repair organs at the park and is now serving a prison term for child sex crimes…

Read the rest of this story from our partners at NBC News.

TIME viral

This Tribute to ’80s Teen Movies Will Make You Yearn for Simpler Times

From The Breakfast Club to Weird Science to Risky Business

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club, YouTube creator Robert Jones put together an incredible tribute to ’80s teen films, including Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink and so much more.

Jones didn’t just stick to the John Hughes oeuvre. He included coming-of-age clips from Teen Wolf, Revenge of the Nerds, The Goonies, Heathers and Better Off Dead and soundtracked it all with “Don’t You (Forget About Me),’ Simple Minds’ nostalgic anthem from The Breakfast Club.

With clips from Dirty Dancing, Risky Business, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and One Crazy Summer, this tribute will give you some great ideas for refreshing your Netflix queue.

Read next: Molly Ringwald Talks About the Most Embarrassing Part of Filming The Breakfast Club

TIME Bizarre

Indonesian Police Want To Stop Sales of Children’s Shirts Showing Pandas Mating

Giant Pandas Tian Tian And Yang Guang Ahead Of The 2014 Breeding Season
Jeff J Mitchell—Getty Images Tian Tian the female panda at Edinburgh zoo sits inside her enclosure on April 4, 2014

But it seems as if the "obscene" apparel might be a hoax

According to the Indonesian police, pandas mid-coitus is not an appropriate design for children’s t-shirts.

The public relations division of the force issued a Facebook appeal Wednesday asking anyone who knew about the circulation of these “obscene” shirts to report it to their nearest police station immediately. The post was accompanied by the following picture:

But, as local blog Coconuts Jakarta points out, the police may have been had. The photo the police posted reads “9gag.com” in the corner — a website that is famous for memes and photoshopped illustrations. Considering how often The Onion has fooled reporters and politicians alike, this wouldn’t be entirely out of the ordinary.

But, regardless, pandas engaging in the Kama Sutra probably isn’t something you’d want your children to wear

TIME Music

Watch the Kids From Bob’s Burgers Star in Sleater-Kinney’s New Video

Tina Belcher: modern-day riot grrrl

Sleater-Kinney teamed up with the creators of Bob’s Burgers for the music video of the group’s latest single, “A New Wave.” Strange idea, yes, but it totally worked out.

The video features cartoon versions of the three band members and takes place in the bedroom of 13-year-old Bob’s Burgers heroine Tina Belcher. She gets to show off some of her famous Tina dance moves — and she appears a bit more confident than her usual groaning self. Her siblings Gene and Louise get to join in too, rocking out as the whole thing turns into one big psychedelic dance party.

We love that a smart, strong, sensual woman like Tina would be such a Sleater-Kinney fan. Hopefully their next song will be about butts.

TIME celebrities

Jon Stewart Threatens WWE Star With ‘World of Hurt’

'Daily Show' star says he'll bring the pain to Seth Rollins


Wrestling star Seth Rollins messed with the wrong late night television host.

A little backstory: Earlier this week, Rollins boasted that he was the most talented man in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), or a future candidate for John Oliver’s “How is this still a thing” segment. The wrestling star, whose signature move is the “curb stomp,” said he was so good he could take his talents to the White House. Hell, he said he could even replace Jon Stewart when he departs the Daily Show.

His exact words: “I could take over as host of the Daily Show and make that thing actually watchable.” Burn.

Well, Stewart isn’t taking the threat lying down. In a video posted on Youtube, Stewart had this to say in response to Rollins: “Coming after the Daily Show, you just stepped in a world of hurt, my friend.”

“I’m coming for you Rollins. One hundred and sixty pounds of dynamite.”

Well, maybe not dynamite.

“My bone density isn’t what it used to be,” Stewart says. “160 pounds of wood…like a soft wood. Like a pine.”

TIME Food & Drink

Your Girl Scout Cookies Might Be Late Because People Ordered Too Many Thin Mints

Sometimes, that's just the way the cookie crumbles

Demand for thin mint Girl Scout cookies is high. So high, in fact, that supplies are getting thin, so to speak — at least for one bakery that makes them.

ABC’s Good Morning America reports Little Brownie Bakers has pushed back delivery dates so it can meet the “greater than expected” demand for the chocolate-covered mint cookies, according to Girl Scouts USA.

A spokesperson for the organization also told GMA that the delays currently affect six percent of the 112 Girl Scout councils. Local councils that do not use this baker have taken to Twitter to reassure customers:


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