These 22 Wedding Fails Are Pretty Much The Worst

Some people say that your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. It turns out, the “Big Day” falls short of expectations for many couples.

We were reminded of this once again on Wednesday when Jimmy Fallon shared a wedding disaster he witnessed firsthand using the hashtag #weddingfail and got the topic trending on Twitter.

Classic. Below, we’ve rounded up some more of these so-awful-that-they’re-actually-amazing wedding stories for your amusement.

The awkward name fail:

The inappropriately sexual music fail:

The horny pet fail:

The inability to STFU fail:

The naked grandpa fail:

The “we should have hired a professional” fail:

The timing fail:

The food safety fail:

The entertaining-for-everyone-else fail:

Check out the slideshow below for even more eep-inducing #weddingfails:

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from Chicago – The Huffington Post

Ronald McDonald’s ‘Fresh’ New Makeover Is Straight Out Of 1998

The Ronald McDonald of the Internet age is here — and he’s wearing cargo pants.

McDonald’s unveiled a new look for the famous clown on Wednesday while announcing a new role the character will play in the brand’s social media channels around the world.

Though Ronald’s oversized clown shoes and red hair remain, the fast food giant gave the 51-year-old character a normcore makeover – or makeunder. His not-quite-on-trend trappings include cargo pants, a vest and a rugby shirt.

But wait, there’s more!

“Reserved for special occasions, Ronald has a whimsical new red blazer with the Golden Arches on the front pocket and his well-recognized signature on the back, and a special bowtie to complete the look,” the company said in a statement. You can check out the evolution of Ronald McDonald through the years at USA Today, and his new look below:

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The re-imagined Ronald McDonald’s everyday look (left) and special occasion outfit (right).

For comparison, here’s what Ronald McDonald’s outfit looked like before:

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Ronald McDonald in his former trademark yellow jumpsuit had branding experts wondering if the clown’s floppy red shoes and flaming-red hair were too hackneyed for iPod-savvy kids. (AP Photo/McDonald’s Corp., file)

According to a statement from McDonald’s, the new threads were designed by Tony Award-winning theatrical designer Ann Hould-Ward of “Beauty And The Beast” fame.

“As a strategy, it feels a little desperate,” brand consultant Kate Newlin told USA Today, noting it’s as if the new Ronald is shouting, “Please remember you once loved me.”

Of course, his new look could have been worse. Via Giphy, here’s how the company imagined Ronald might look with a different hairstyle in an ad from the early ’90s:

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Putting Ronald McDonald at the forefront of the company’s social media could signal a shift for McDonald’s, as Business Insider notes the character had recently been limited to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities following criticism that the clown helped market unhealthy food to children.

Ronald’s makeover comes shortly after he was co-opted by Taco Bell in an advertising campaign and McDonald’s announced lower-than-expected first quarter earnings.

“Customers today want to engage with brands in different ways and Ronald will continue to evolve to be modern and relevant,” Dean Barrett, McDonald’s senior vice president and global relationship officer, said in a statement.

The company also got a quote from the suddenly social media-savvy Ronald McDonald:

“Selfies … here I come!”

from Chicago – The Huffington Post

The New President Obama School Even Though CPS Closed 50 Schools Last Year

Chicago Public Schools just announced that they will build a new high school and name it after our current president Barack Obama.

This announcement of building a new high school is about a year after the announcement by the unelected mayorally appointed CPS Board of Education to close the most schools in the history of the United States amidst massive community protests.

This announcement comes about one month after this same board of education agreed to give themselves $5 million to buy brand new furniture for their new offices.

This announcement comes one day after the puppets, I mean the handpicked school board by Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to fire every adult (teachers, principals, engineers, lunch workers, security, and custodians) in three elementary schools amidst community protests.

The new selective enrollment high school will be located on the north side of the city, which is nowhere close to where nearly all the 53 closed or “turn around” schools are located.

Kevin Coval one of Chicago’s great poets wrote an article for titled “Chicago A Tale of Two Cities” and in it he stated, “One white (city), one black (city). One for the rich, one for the poor. One for private schools, one for closed schools. A new Chicago for the saved and the damned. Gold coast heavens and low-end hells. It’s biblical, binary.”

This is not an exaggeration by Kevin Coval we all are watching this mayor blatantly create two cities. Rahm and his pal Barbara Byrd-Bennett attempt to use fancy buzz words like “rigor”, “quality seats”, “world class”, and “21st century” to make their actions seem justified, but be real they do not care about kids.

I do not care if Barbara Byrd-Bennett happens to be black she does not care about lower income black kids in this city no matter what she claims and neither does our mayor. How can the students at the high school I work at in Englewood be receiving a “world class” education when we went without basic sanitary necessities like soap in the boy’s bathroom for five weeks? How are my kids getting a “world class” education when we lost three teaching, one administrative, and three security positions this year due to budget cuts?

All Rahm and Barbara Byrd-Bennett care about is how to make profit off of lower income brown and black children while giving more opportunities to affluent mostly white families. They build charters (that perform no better than public schools) on the south and west sides, but build new public schools or find money for public schools like Jones downtown and Payton on the north side.

Rahm and BBB are firing every adult three schools and then turning those schools over to privately run AUSL to re-staff the very same buildings. AUSL who not at all coincidentally the president of the unelected school board David Vitale served as the chairman for until 2011.

What Rahm Emanuel, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, and prominent members of the appointed school board Andrea Zopp, David Vitale, Jesse Ruiz are doing to our city is a attempting to maximize their profits at the expense of lower income people of color. Even though some of these school board members are Black and Latino and represent organizations such as the Urban League they have sold out their own people and everyone in this city that values transparency and Democracy.

I’m well aware of the fact that me being white and calling out prominent Black and Latino leaders is problematic, but damn what they are doing is downright criminal and I hope one day that all the “leaders”of CPS and especially Rahm Emanuel are found to be guilty of crimes against humanity.

My Englewood students wrote about Mr. Wreck It Rahm and the blueprint that these “leaders” are unleashing on our city in their now famous poem with near 60,000 views,
“Step one: Take away our schools
Step Two: Put them out their home
Lastly: Destroy it all and
Deny Deny Deny
But remember, to always keep a straight face when you lie!

Try to pour the cheap paint over our eyes while stealing dollars from under our mattresses
There’s not enough? Close their schools
But he’s building a new DePaul stadium
Using our TIF funds to Transform the South Loop into the Promised Land of redevelopment
and some river walk
of course downtown
The paint is starting to streak.
Building a new Chicago or extending a new lie!
How can a city so in debt blueprint something so expensive?”

Rahm’s plan is simple. Create a new Chicago one well resourced and another Chicago underfunded to be experimented on with charters and privatization schemes. One Chicago safe with lowering crime rates and another Chicago that is not even safe on Easter Sunday.

Yet for the Mayor to continue make this plan a reality he has to make everyone believe that certain neighborhoods or areas of the city are better than other areas. He has to convince people on the North Side that people in Englewood (or insert any other South or West side neighborhood) are lazy, dangerous, and don’t want to improve their neighborhood. By getting people to believe the stereotypes about huge areas in this city it allows him to keep doing what he has been doing, which like Kevin Coval said is creating two Chicago’s.

from Chicago – The Huffington Post

The Left’s Secret Club Plans For 2014, 2016 – Kenneth P. Vogel –

Some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors — including Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros — are huddling behind closed doors next week in Chicago with union bigwigs and progressive superstars like Bill de Blasio to plan how to pull their party — and the country — to the left.

from Chicago – The Huffington Post