What to do when you’ve accidentally emailed a porn link


Reddit comes to the rescue.

Reddit has long claimed to be the front page of the internet, and unlike a certain orange muppet—and we’re not talking Ernie—it’s an apt self-appointed title that checks out on every level. Be it breaking news, nude celeb leaks, corruptive evidence, celebrity AMAs (ask me anything), piss-inducing GIFs, memes or viral videos, most of the internet’s best work can be traced back to Reddit. So to start the week off right, we delved deep into some of our fav subreddits to bring you some LPT (life pro tip) advice courtesy of the best, and/or sickest, minds of Reddit. These heroes don’t wear capes.

When you’ve accidentally emailed a porn link

You’re mid-stroke and that video link pops up with a request to be played via Whatsapp. You fully intend to ignore it and quickly move to hit the return icon before losing any steam. But in the wild fury of tickling and tapping at the same time—the adult equivalent of patting your head and rubbing your tummy—you somehow manage to have posted the link to Whatsapp, a skype convo with your boss and fuck knows where else. But Reddit, courtesy of Lightravewider, has the foolproof solution to saving your job, relationship and dignity: “If you accidentally send out a porn link via email, your best line of defense is to send 10 more, then blame it on a virus”.

How to stop looking like a fat cunt in photos (chin down, not chin up)

It’s near impossible to go a day without being unsuspectingly caught up in someone’s impromptu group photo session. You weren’t even aware of it at the time, but soon enough it’s all over Insta, you’ve been heavily tagged, and you’re the only person in the pic who hasn’t been Facetuned. So while even the dumpiest member of your crew looks fuckable (often the poster) you look like you’ve been stung by a bumble bee.

But thanks to Reddit and this video, you’ll be considered unfuckable no more.

What’s that song?

We’ve all been watching a movie or TV show when a random song comes on in the background to set the mood that catches our attention. You could put down the Ben & Jerry’s, climb off the couch and attempt to Shazam the thing, but Shazam doesn’t take kindly to dialogue. And by the time you’ve attempted that a couple times and called your phone a fuckwit, you hate the song and the show that’s playing it. And you’re not about to do a Google search that almost always leads down a rabbit hole of finding out if anyone from said show has ever been nude.

Reddit has the answer: Just turn on your TV/laptop’s closed captioning (cc) and it’ll tell you artist and song title.

How to get your roommate’s alarm to turn the fuck off

Deep in the archives of Reddit is a life hack that remains as valuable today as the day it was scribbled on the page. How the fuck do you get the partner, roommate or neighbour’s phone alarm to shut the fuck up at 6am? Call the phone is how. It disables the alarm immediately. You’ll be able to go back to sleep and they’ll miss that important meeting or flight, teaching them a valuable lesson in common housemate courtesy.

Shit! What’s the name of the movie…

OK, this LPT advice is from us more so than Reddit, on account of the fact we’re referring you to a subreddit that will literally change your life and put an end to those anxious, restless, sleepless nights. And it’s a doozy for those late night coke chats. For no more do you need to rack your brain trying to remember that movie where Mark Wahlberg fingered Reese Witherspoon on a roller coaster, that 2010 pop song from that English chick that looks like Tilda Swinton, that quote about bliss, that restaurant you got sick at or the secret park where you saw a dude take a shit on the pavement. Just hit the TOMT (tip of my tongue) subreddit, explain in your own shitty way what you do remember of it (see above), and let the geniuses there take care of the rest.

Three easy options for no more parking tickets

Few places are as brutal for parking tickets as the nanny city we call Sydney, but a solution to scoring a sketchy carpark in Bondi or Surry Hills—or anywhere for that matter—without being fined $150 plus dollars is here. It may not be ethical but fuck it. Two users suggested two tried and tested methods—one by a long-time detective, and the other tested by a bunch of uni students.

1. If you own a truck, ute or van, simply hit a curb anywhere, whack on a safety helmet as you get out of the car and put four orange cones around the vehicle.

2. If you own a regular car, whack a fake camera mount on the roof and a Google sticker on the side, then place four witches cones around the beast. Simple.

Easier yet, thanks to odsqaud64, remove the windshield wipers entirely from your car and you can legitimately claim you never got the ticket because there’ll be nowhere for the inspectors to put the damn thing.

How to fix that hole in your wall without proper tools

And then there are the shitty life hacks that are more for a laugh than a lesson. Like how to fix a hole in your wall with nothing more than a slice of bread. A good laugh if nothing else.

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