All posts by Renée Rapin

Renée Rapin is a writer for Writtalin. Renée is a UCSB grad and currently works as an event coordinator. She is a terrible speller and has an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs, wine, and reading. In her spare time she enjoys people watching, sweating at the gym, and planning for book club. Hopefully you find her worldly observations as entertaining as she does. You can email Renée at: reneer@writtalin.com

Remember those rules we learned in grade school and if you chose to disobey you had to pull a card or go to detention or lose points/gold stars? That was a big deal at the time and engraved into our brains that I don’t think we could forget them even if we tried. But apparently, it’s come to my attention recently that everyone has grown up and forgotten these basic yet, SUPER IMPORTANT rules. So please let me refresh your childhood memories.     1. Always wash your hands afterRead More

Posted On September 5, 2014By Renée RapinIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

CVS Pharmacy Gets One High Five

So I get a lot of junk email from every store that I’ve ever shopped at. Even if I don’t give them my email they somehow find it. It’s definitely some sort of witch craft. But today I received an interesting email from CVS pharmacy. They will no longer be selling tobacco products in their stores. DUN DUN DUN. They’ve even started a #onegoodreason campaign for people to share their success stories in quitting smoking, why they’ve stopped and how to find help quitting. You know, I think this wouldRead More
Coolest Dad Ever Makes Hovercraft for Son Alright, this guy officially won Dad of the Year for making his son a homemade hovercraft. Uh, yeah! This kid has to be the happiest kid alive. It’s like something out of the Jetsons. I’m super jealous and hope he makes more to sell in stores. You know you’d buy one. Who cares if you need someone else to steer the thing, I’d ride on it all day.     Man Gets DUI on Lawn Mower Florida does it again! A man wasRead More
The Face-kini Trend Goes Global Oh China. They are taking sun protection to the next level. Why bother putting sunblock on your face when you can just cover it entirely? The newly invented “face-kini” is here and taking the world by storm. What originally started as an “old woman style” is now a huge fashion trend on Vogue. Yeah, I don’t get it either. You can see more here.  Kinda kinky no? So basically there’s a bunch of robbers or spidermen running around on the beaches of China. The countryRead More

Posted On August 15, 2014By Renée RapinIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

WTF News: Dog Mayor, Finger Condoms, and More!

New Mayor of Minnesota Town is Barking Orders Literally though. The town of Cormorant elected a 7 year old dog named Duke as their mayor. Voters paid one dollar to cast their votes and apparently Duke won by a landside! The runner up, a human, did not have even half as many votes. Not sure what sort of rules he’ll put into place. But his salary consists of a lifetime supply of food. Wish that was the price for human mayors. I’d totally run if that were the case. TeenagerRead More
Illegal Asses on the Rise Females in the United States are taking Sir Mixalot too seriously. Due to a push from hip hop culture and peers, women are feeling more and more pressure to have large behinds. Often they turn to cosmetic surgery to enhance their buttocks. However, this procedure is quite costly, so females are turning to illegal and dangerous “underground” doctors to help them reach the perfect “Coca-cola shaped body.” Often the results are successful at first. But over time, their butts become saggy, bruised and painful. ThereRead More

Posted On July 26, 2014By Renée RapinIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

I Don’t Like Us Better When We’re Wasted

I don’t listen to the radio often, but today I felt the urge to listen to some top 40 hits. TGIF, ya know? I caught wind of the new Tiesto song, “Wasted.” Or maybe it’s not new, I don’t know what’s on the radio these days. But anyways. I started listening to this song and I mean REALLY listening and all I could think was how every statement in this song is so wrong. So let me break it down for you.   1. “I like it better when we’reRead More
First off it’s Friday. So be happy like these happy, jumping lambs. There’s a whole 3 minute video of this if you want more. They are just SO EXCITED and I really can’t blame them. I know you’ve been waiting all week for WTF news. So here we go.     Boy Has Extra 232 Teeth Pulled A boy in India just went through a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. He first came into the doctor with swelling in his right jaw. He was diagnosed with a veryRead More
I’m currently sitting on one of America’s fabulous Amtrak trains. And no, that’s not sarcasm. I think people need to rethink their thoughts on the train. While yes, it may take me an extra hour to get to my destination than if I would have driven, but the leisure time is worth it.   Pros to riding the train: No one rides Amtrak. Therefore, I get an entire row to myself. You can change seats. Smelly person next to you? Move across the car. Screaming child? Move to an entirelyRead More
Handicapped Dogs Play Fetch You might not think a group of dogs playing fetch is all that exciting. But what about a group of dogs in wheelchairs playing fetch? This is probably the cutest thing I’ve seen all week. For only having two legs, these dogs sure can run…or roll? However I do think it’s very rude of the dogs with four legs to claim the stick. Then they go romping around the tall grass where the wheeled dogs can’t go. What a bunch of bullies.   Police Thwarted ByRead More
Man aka Superman Bends Car Door of Burning Car Clark Kent, I mean, Bob Renning, came across a burning car on the highway and pulled over to stop. The driver was stuck inside but Bob thought no problem, I’ll just tear it open with my bare hands. Bob realized the door was locked and the windows were not working so he simply gripped the door frame and braced his foot and pulled. Someone give that man a spandex suit and a cape!   Woman Sets Home on Fire Trying toRead More
Couples Vacation “Ruined” Over Spelling Error A couple is suing British Airways over what they say was a “ruined” vacation. They had plans to visit Granada, Spain. However, the ticket they received did not list a country, airport code, or flight duration, and they were shocked to discover the flight they were on was headed for the Caribbean island of Grenada. The couple did not realize the mistake until they were airborne. Okay. Lots of questions already here. First off, when you are waiting to get on your flight, theRead More
Duck Invasion Over 100,000 ducks caused traffic to come to a halt in Bangkok earlier this week. No news of where they came from and where they’re going. But I love that they travel in such an organized pack. I’m not sure I’d be angry if something like this happened to me. Much better than your average traffic jam. Who could be angry over a bunch of quacking ducks? Just look at them go! Or maybe they’re on strike, protesting against something. Maybe their bread supply was cut! Guess we’llRead More
Psychic Turtle Predicts World Cup Game So the World Cup is upon us and I’m sure you all took bets on who would win the first game. You might have used some weird superstitious tradition to figure it out. Or maybe you wanted to be like Jimmy Fallon and use puppies. Or,  you could have just talked to me and saved yourself the trouble because I knew who was going to win way ahead of you. How did know Brazil was going to win? Because a psychic turtle told me. YesRead More
Early today I greedily left my local library with a stack of 6 books feeling like I just won the lottery. Why? Because I took 6 books, FOR FREE. I know everyone is stoked on the Amazon Prime train with free 2-day shipping but come on, those books are pricey. Too pricey, in fact, for my young adult bank account to keep up with my reading obsession. Let me outline some important points that I’m sure will convince you to run to your local library and get a card rightRead More