Impractical Jokers Part 2: New Workplace Jerk Theme *Spoiler Alert*

TruTV gives interested people a preview of the old and new “Impractical Jokers” shows so they can get an idea of what they’re like. The clips are only four minutes long, but they will let you know if you want to watch the show further.

I caught a glimpse of one challenge from the newest “Impractical Jokers” show by visiting TruTV. I didn’t care for it, but that’s my personal experience. I just don’t find anything funny about being mean to people when they’re trying to work.

So the challenge went something like this: The Joker had to treat an employee like garbage and then fire said employee. In other words, he had to pretend to be a workplace narcissist to a brand-new worker and annoy, frustrate, ridicule, one-up, micromanage, and then fire that person.

The second part of the challenge happened after the worker went to upper management and notified him that the Joker had fired him. The manager then reprimanded the Joker for terminating the worker, told him he had no authority to fire anybody, and then put the worker in charge of the project.

The Joker then had to grovel and apologize to the worker for the way he treated him.

impractical jokers groveling skit

That wasn’t the end of it, though. The manager came back and asked the employee if he should fire the Joker for treating him that way or give him another chance. That was the second part of the challenge. Any Jokers who got “fired” by the employees they treated like garbage lost.

Meh. I usually love the stuff the Impractical Jokers do in the employment realm, but it hit differently this time because it involved making someone feel bad at work.

That worker had no idea he was on a prank show, so the anger and humiliation he felt were real. As someone who has been through a similar traumatic event myself, I didn’t find it funny. And then to play with someone’s livelihood by fake firing them, too. SMH. The viewers could see how the treatment affected the worker, and it wasn’t cool.

I did laugh when Murr heard the news that he had no authority to fire anyone, though. And I was glad the employee made the decision he made. I feel like people who mess with other people’s livelihoods by abusing them should be stripped of their livelihoods immediately. It’s an effed-up thing to do to someone, and I don’t think such people would feel so big and superior if they had to experience trauma at work and lose their income.

However, I don’t believe in taking vengeance on people, so I never sought to get anyone fired in my situation. I just moved on and tried to rebuild the best way I could. Thus, I probably wouldn’t have made the same decision as the guy on the show, but I still cheered him on when he said the manager should let Murr go. Workers usually don’t get justice when they experience foul treatment, but it was nice to see it on TV.

It was a sensitive subject for me, but you might enjoy it. I enjoyed it a lot when the Impractical Jokers used to do silly and harmless stuff at job interviews and reference check calls. “OK Zoomer” (Episode 9 Season 9) was probably one of my favorite newer episodes. But I didn’t care for this new concept at all. It seems like the whole spirit of the show has changed, and well, I can’t blame it on Eric Andre this time.

The new “Impractical Jokers” shows are no longer my taste, but you might like them. You can check them out on TruTV, which is their main channel.

My next post will probably be related to fitness and health.

From Swimming 2 Weight Movement and Barbell Squats: The Transition

The transition from swimming to more extensive activities went well for our “newbie” fitness blogger. Those lap activities loosened everything and prepared her for the following gym sessions, where she used equipment such as:

  • Adductor machines
  • Leg press equipment
  • Back extension contraptions
  • Arm muscle weight machines
  • Rear deltoid and pectoral fly machines to verify and confirm full shoulder mobility in those directions

She added a considerable amount of weight to all the above machines and performed a generous number of repetitions. Full extended shoulder mobility and the ability to move the weight with them were confirmed.

Everything went well, and then she did this for the very first time:

Barbell Squats

woman barbell squats
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That was the first time she’d ever done those in her life, so she didn’t add weight to the bar. The barbell squats took a little bit of getting used to, but she did it just fine. Nothing burns today except her quadriceps, but that was from adding extra-extra weight to the leg press machine, not the barbell squats.

High protein and water consumption followed the activity, and all was good.

The blogger concluded that she is good to go. She’s still a petite female (125, 5’2″), not a hulk or massive weight lifter of any kind. But no physical limitations or joint pains seem to be present at this time.

Aging: No One Stays Gorgeous Forever

The aging process happens to everyone.

We all come into the world with high-pitched baby voices, extremely tight skin, bright eyes, etc. Then we transition over the years from cute little infants and kids to gawky teenagers to handsome young men or pretty women. Eventually, we reach our peaks and deteriorate from there, lol. It’s a fact of life. Hormones change, the hair greys and thins, the skin loosens, and yes, our voices go down a few octaves, whether we smoke or not.

young girl aging 20 years

I watched a video with a 51-year-old actress today and saw all the cruel comments about how she was “old” and “used to be a babe” and “her voice sounds like a man.” They even accused the poor woman of smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, boozing it up, or smoking crack. I thought to myself, “They are so ignorant.” There were more comments about her looks than the video’s main subject.

The funny thing was the actress didn’t even look bad. She sounded nothing like a man, but she did sound like a maturing woman. Actually, she was still attractive, and I mean that in the straightest way possible. I have seen actors and actresses in much worse condition at the same age. Some looked like they were 20 or 30 years older, to be honest. But what difference does that make? And why does it affect the video’s content so much?

The whole thing made me realize how superficial society is. People can miss the entire point of video because they’re so focused on the speaker’s looks.

This actress decided to age naturally instead of getting all the plastic surgery. I guess people aren’t used to seeing the natural aging process these days. Either that or they believe they will never age.

We will all get older unless we die beforehand. None of us will look (or sound) exactly the same at 51 as we did at 21. That’s why it’s important to have other positive attributes (intelligence, personality, etc.) and form relationships with people who have substance and depth. Outer beauty is only temporary, but inner beauty is eternal. Only certain people recognize, embrace, and appreciate inner beauty, though.

The aging process could be a blessing for some women because it will weed out “friends” and “potential mates” who are only interested in exterior matters. Shallow people will overlook them or say nasty things about their aging; serious people will get to know who they are.

*No, I’m not personally 51, but I will be one day if the Lord is willing. The woman in the picture is not the actress I saw either. The picture is that of a young model by an artist on Pixabay, adapted by me to reflect the aging process.*

What 1 Shoulder Problem Do You Have?

This post contains 54 sec. video of the blog author on 6/4/22 rotating both shoulders and lifting her arms above her head. There were some rumors circulating about an alleged “slight injury” or shoulder issue. Where? I see no such issue. Do you?

Where is the shoulder problem?

All I see is a wee bit of flab that needs to be toned. I can’t find any shoulder problems. Below is a screenshot with the date, time, and location in which the original video was taken.

screenshot location of nonexistent shoulder problem

Timiarah Spriggs, Timiarah, Timiarah A. Spriggs, current location,

Why Swimming Is the 1 Perfect Bridge Exercise

Swimming is an excellent way to break back into working out when you need to get your behind in shape quickly. Behind = your entire body, not just your backside.

It’s always hard to get back to the gym when you don’t exercise for a few months. Even if you motivate yourself enough to make it there, you’ll have to deal with those first few painful post-workout days (up to 72 hours).

The area of pain depends on which muscle set(s) you choose to work. Thus, you can get a sore bum, ouchy arms, or excruciating thigh muscles that hinder your daily activities while you heal and strengthen.

Swimming is an effective choice for kick-starting your exercise routine because it gives you a cardio workout and wakes up your muscles without shocking them. If you do regular swimming movements, you’ll work all these muscles at once without overstressing any of them:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Abs
  • Booty
  • Obliques
  • Hips
  • Legs

Swimming is also just as effective for cardio as running or jogging. Your lungs expand; your heart rate rises; you get hungry as crap, which means you burn calories. And let’s not forget all the feel-good chemicals that generate during a vigorous workout.

You’ll feel fantastic during the session, and then you’ll stuff your face and take a nap. But you won’t feel like crap when you wake up, and you most likely won’t have any pain.

Our “newbie” fitness blogger took a swim the other day to get back into exercising. It was quite pleasant, and only her glutes hurt the next day, but not too much. Thus, she concluded that her booty was the only thing severely out of shape. Everything else worked and responded well to the exercise.

You can use swimming to transition from a sedentary lifestyle into regular fitness center workouts and then something more. It’s the perfect bridge exercise for that reason, but it can also stand alone.

swimming
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Who shouldn’t go swimming?

  • Sick persons
  • People with major wounds
  • Those with current neck, shoulder, or knee injuries
  • Certain (not all) heart disease patients
  • Unattended little ones

How long should you swim when you first start?

Some experts say 15 minutes is reasonable for beginning sessions, while others say 30. It depends on your health and how your body responds to the session. If you feel like you can go for an hour, do it. If your body tells you to stop after 15 minutes, don’t push it.

I have asthma. Can I swim?

Yes, you can swim if you have asthma, especially if your attacks are allergy-and-illness-induced. Simply avoid the allergens or take a non-drowsy antihistamine. Exercise-induced asthmatics can still swim, but they may want to use their inhalers beforehand and keep them by the pool in case of an emergency.

Quick Tips for Swimming

  • Shower from head to toe before and after swimming.
  • Wear comfortable swimwear.
  • Eat a protein-rich meal no later than 90 minutes before swimming.
  • Pack on the calories if you don’t intend to lose weight.
  • Take little breaks in between laps. Thirty seconds is the recommended breaking period, but you can adjust it according to your needs.
  • Don’t try to be in the Olympics your first time.
  • Drink a lot of water before and after swimming.
  • Warm-up before you get into heavy movements.
  • Eat a protein-rich meal after swimming to help your muscles recover.
  • Buddy up with one other person if possible.

Disclaimer: This blog writer does not have any knowledge, education, skills, talents, or experience in any subject matter whatsoever. She just talks out of her behind and makes up stuff. All of her posts are based on opinion and imagination. Please consult with a professional—or hell, anyone but her—to get the “real story” on any information you read here.

What Does Whatevs Mean and Why Do You Use It?

Whatevs is a very old slang term that we’re not even sure is in use anymore—but whatevs. It is now.

Urban dictionary defines “whatevs” as a different way to say “whatever” when responding to a variety of circumstances and situations. Legend says that the term originated sometime between 2004 and 2006. When people use it, they can mean it as:

  • Who cares?
  • So what?
  • Anything goes.
  • I don’t care.
  • I no longer give a crap.
  • It doesn’t matter.
  • This is stupid.
  • I’m done.
  • You got that.

Do you like the term?

No. It’s silly.

Why do you use it?

I prefer WHATEV without the S, but I use them both just because I can.

Can old people even say whatev?

Yes. Yes, they can.

Why did you rename your blog?

Why not?

whatevs