Thomas’ dad isn’t playing: Whole world knows about his bad grades now

( CNN) Usually a bad report card get your cell phone taken away, or perhaps you get grounded. Only your family and of course your friends know about your bad grades and the punishment.

But Thomas’ dad set it out there for everyone to see … in barbarian, professional-grade posters … at a televised NBA game … and the shoots of him then of course lit the Internet on fire and now everyone knows poor Thomas’ problem and his punishment.

At the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets game on March 24, his papa held up a poster attaining it clear that Thomas — who was probably watching the game at home — should have paid more attention to his schoolwork if he had wanted to come to the game.

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Japanese parents realize babies’ chubby limbs look just like bread

Baby photos are something youre bound to see on any of the social media apps “youre using”, and although its basically an unspoken truth, everyone with a kid is competing to ensure whose is cutest. Now proud mothers in Japan have set an interesting spin on this pastime( while simultaneously generating the next best meme) by comparing their baby limbs to bread.

According to BuzzFeed, the trend began when someone noticed the similarity between their newborn arms and a popular pull-apart snack bread sold at 7-Elevens in Japan. This spawned the hashtag , which translates to My babys got the best bread photo.

Clearly the company that builds the snack should use this free publicity to their advantage and take the competitor even further. Maybe mothers could send in their best photo, with the win receiving a lifetime furnish of bread and the newborn becoming the official face( or arm) of the brand?

H/ T First We Feast

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18 People Uncover The Most Embarrassing Drunk Text They’ve Ever Sent

1 .~ ATAGEND

I somehow managed to mass text everybody on my contacts listing “Where are you? ” at 2:30 am.

I woke up to a shit loading of text, and tried to figure out how it was even possible I did it, then I accidentally resent it again to everybody.

2 .~ ATAGEND

Our mate slept with an absolute horror who had a reputation for being dirty. My friend meant to send him a text saying ” did she take it up the arse “. Instead of sending the text to Dan, he sent it to Dad.

My Dad replied” There are at least three times she didn’t “. I have two brothers.

3 .~ ATAGEND

” My dad’s entirely gonna know I’m drunk and high” sent text to my daddy … He reacted, ” I do now, you dumb ass. ”

4 .~ ATAGEND

Texted some daughters mommy, “hey” thinking it was her. Mom texted back” hey tupnado2 1, this is her mom. ”

To which I responded, ” that’s okay you’re hot too. ”

Regrettable pause … No response…

Panic text follow up,

” I entail, I think you’re sexy for an old lady! ”

5 .~ ATAGEND

Once I asked a girl if she would eat my cum. After she turned down the offer, I said ” Fine, more for me. ”

6 .~ ATAGEND

I was high, but i sent a picture of the fried chicken i was about to eat to my mama saying ” look at this delicious fucker right here, lol no chicken for u”

7 .~ ATAGEND

Ate 3 boxes of peeps on Easter and took the nastiest shit. Tried texting a pic to my group of guy friends but instead sent it to the girl I had been dating for 3 weeks. 2 years later she still brings it up.

8 .~ ATAGEND

Texted my best friend’s sister, also a friend but we weren’t super close, who I had a major crush on, told her how hot I supposed she was and how seriously I wanted to have sex with her. She replied that I should drink some water.

Texted her once I was sober to apologize. Her reply: ” lol no worries, we’ve all been there. ”

Hasn’t mentioned it in the 7 years since then, I got over my crush on her and she’s now one of my best friends.

9 .~ ATAGEND

Not drunk, but high. I texted my mother, ” thx you for so much you ar a gud moher i Hope you sleep well tonih”

10 .~ ATAGEND

” You look like a worm with welly boots on” to a girl I don’t know at all. Then tried to get her to come over.

11 .~ ATAGEND

Quite a long text with somewhat graphic detail, describing just how much I had enjoyed the jolt task I had received from her earlier. Was intended for my GF at the time. Sent it to my mum. I switched the phone off in horror when I realised what I had done. Hoping it would somehow stop it. This was in the early 00 ‘ s when sms delivery reports were all the rage. When I plucked up enough gallantry and switched the phone on. I received the text” Delivered Mum Mob” Luckily she never mentioned it.

12 .~ ATAGEND

” I THOUGHT that was your sexy ass”

Sent it to the printer mend contractor at work instead of my boyfriend. they both have the same first name. it went

13 .~ ATAGEND

I texted a girl I liked, ” I require help. Like now. ” She called me in a panic, asking me where I was and what she needed to do. And my drunk ass answered, ” My boots won’t came by. How do you take off shoes? ” She cussed at me a Lil bit, then told me to describe my shoes. After about twenty minutes she indicated up at my house right as I started feeling sick, and she took my boots off and watered me. It was nice.

14 .~ ATAGEND

Professed my apparent undying love to my cheating ex girlfriend late at night after a night out w my buddies. Get a” Good morning <3" text the next day and i had to awkwardly break up with her once again.

For clarification: she fucked this dude who was apparently “just friends” with her for an entire year behind my back and she wanted me to just forget the whole thing and continue dating like nothing ever happened. I didn’t.

15.

Wanted to get some tail and decided to text two girls instead of texting them separately I texted them together in a group chat… in the group chat they both texted ” who’s the other person in this chat?” I didn’t answer and went to sleep.

16.

There was a girl I liked at the time, and I texted her she was a “good human”. We actually ended up dating though so all in all, not too bad

17.

I asked a girl, who I knew had feelings for me, to marry me.

18.

It was horribly spelled and grammar was shit but i was trying to send a text to my boyfriend that was something along the lines of “When I get home i’m going to maul the shit of of your privates and your going to fuck me like a dog in heat”

Sent it to my brother, that’s how I basically came out of the closet to my brother.

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This venture-backed company merely filed for Chapter 11 insolvency to solve a patent disagreement

In the world of venture-funded companies , not much amazes industry commentators. Yet anew strategy employed by one privately held companymight have founders and venture investors wondering if its a maneuverworth replicating.

What happened: The U.S. subsidiary of aventure-backed Berlin-based search optimization company called Searchmetricsjust filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

What its interesting: Sources close to Searchmetrics say the company was forced to file to escape a longstanding battle with venture-backedcompetitor BrightEdge, are stationed in Menlo Park. Specifically, Searchmetrics allegesthat BrightEdge stole itsintellectual property, then filed for patents around it.( Searchmetrics says it had patents on its technology in Europe but failed to secure similar patents in the U.S ., which created an opening for BrightEdge to exploit .)

Heres how Searchmetricsschief restructuring officer, Wayne Weitz, describes the companies rivalry in a letter he submitted to the court today: One of the[ Searchmetricss] primary competitors in the U.S. marketplace is BrightEdge Technology[ which] sought to acquire or merge with Searchmetrics in or about October of 2013. During acquisition discussions, BrightEdge became privy to Searchmetrics confidential, proprietary, competitive information and business practices, including its business model and growth plans. Ultimately, Searchmetrics and BrightEdge could not agree on terms and the acquisition discussions fell apart.

Unbeknownst to Searchmetrics, whilst in the midst of the acquisition discussions, BrightEdge developed a campaign to eliminate[ Searchmetricss] presence in the U.S. market. BrightEdge started by engaging in a smear campaign designed to enticement the Debtors customers and prospective a user to BrightEdge by making false and disparaging statements about Searchmetricss products, and then initiated vexatious, baseless, and prolonged litigation against[ Searchmetrics] on two fronts. This Chapter 11 Case was initiated to bring[ this litigation] to an expeditious and cost-effective end to permit the Debtor to reorganize, failing which,[ Searchmetrics] will be liquidated.

Searchmetrics employees 250 people altogether; its U.S. subsidiary employs 40, mostly marketing and sales staff whoare located primarily in San Mateo, Ca.

One source tells us that with the exception of one or two people, the companys U.S.-based employees are paid on wage and committees, so arent at risk of watching their equity impacted by the filing.( Typically, in such a proceeding, theres little to nothing left for shareholders oncemore senior creditors are paid. In this case, BrightEdge would be considered a creditor, though Searchmetrics is hoping to pay it a whole lot less than BrightEdge might win in a patent suit .)

Themove is far from certain to work. Richard Kanowitz, a New York attorney who specializes in insolvencies on behalf of Cooley , notes that, With insolvency, theres an automatic bide, but whether that bide holds is another story.( We should add we merely asked Kanowitz whether he thought it was unusual for a venture-backed company to file for bankruptcy protection to spare itself from a patent suit. He wasnt aware of the companies involved at the time .)

Stephen Lubben, an expert on insolvency who teaches corporate governance and business ethics at Seton Hall Law School, meanwhile observes that yes, insolvency filings by venture capital-backed companies are rare, particularly in California, where thestrong preference is to do an assigning for the benefit of creditors that allowsbackers more say in howtosave their investments.

But also speaking generally and not specifically about these two companies, Lubben says thatbankruptcy filings solely to address a single piece of litigation are dicey. The tribunal might reject the filing as being in bad faith. The company will have to show some other reason for needing to regroup, and that its not just trying to stiff a single creditor.

Asked for a comment about its Chapter 11 strategy, a Searchmetrics spokesman wrote in an email to usthat the U.S. subsidiary cannot invest properly in growing its business despite longstanding client approval of our Searchmetrics products, a deep pipeline that brings new innovations in online content marketing, and a great relationship with our mother company, while trying to fend off BrightEdge.

Meanwhile, asked for his reaction, BrightEdge founder and CEO Jim Yu saidvia email: BrightEdge does not comment on the substance of pending litigation.

Ten-year-old Searchmetrics has raised roughly $32 million from investors, shows Crunchbase. Its backers include Holtzbrinck Digital, Iris Capital and Kreos Capital , among others.

BrightEdge, also founded 10 years ago, has raised around $62 million, according to Crunchbase. Its investors include Illuminate Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Altos Partners and Battery Ventures.

You can read through Searchmetricss court filings here.

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