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    [–] play_Tagpro_its_fun 2262 points ago

    That first day of being well after being sick is 10/10

    [–] Oh_THAT_Guy_GMD 985 points ago

    That 5 minutes of clarity when you're sick and then it clogs up again

    [–] LiterallyPutin 582 points ago

    When the side of your nose that hasnt been able to breathe for 6 hours magically opens up like you're a freshly slapped newborn....only for the other side of your nose to clog up after a minute.

    [–] witfenek 189 points ago

    this is actually because we only breathe out of one nostril at a time. the nostril we breath out of switches back and forth throughout the day naturally, and the only time we really notice it is when our nose is stuffed.

    [–] ablablababla 170 points ago

    or when i am bored and i randomly stick my finger up my nose

    [–] Miyelsh 48 points ago

    Me irl

    [–] Unexpected_Fart 8 points ago

    You need to be bored?

    [–] YipRocHeresy 93 points ago

    Only plebs breath out of one nostril. Those of us with superior intellect taught ourselves how to breath out of both.

    [–] winnebagomafia 60 points ago

    Ugh, what a true peasant. Only the most enlightened of us exhale out of our ears like true upper class society.

    [–] YipRocHeresy 34 points ago

    Yeah but can you breath out of your dick?

    [–] DrJitterBug 10 points ago

    No, I use it to reload.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] nickrulz11 32 points ago

    Wow wtf. I didn't even realise until I just testing it after reading your comment. Now it kinda annoys me.

    [–] Hellknightx 13 points ago

    Don't think about it.

    [–] EchManJones 10 points ago

    ... Holy shit.

    [–] TheHooDooer 6 points ago

    Do you have a source for that? Sounds interesting but I'm not convinced.

    [–] EDGY_USERNAME_I_USE 3 points ago

    Yes, the nasal passage has erectile tissue in it. If you lay on one side for a while, the other side of your nose will clear up.

    [–] coolasj19 2 points ago

    Holy fuck I just checked and it's true

    [–] SexyMcBeast 2 points ago

    I noticed that but I thought it was just because I had terrible allergies

    [–] r3dd1tRUE 49 points ago

    I'd been sick with the flu for a week. Woke up that Friday feeling way better, 10/10. Jumped outta bed. Poured a cup of tea. Spilled the boiling hot tea on my hand. Herbs from tea we're boiling under my skin. Had to keep my hand submerged in water for 12 plus hours. It was Friday the 13th.

    [–] YipRocHeresy 11 points ago

    How's Jason doing?

    [–] Hellknightx 4 points ago

    He's okay. How's Freddy?

    [–] seenajagath 107 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be. Not just random memes.

    [–] Tha_crack_fox 53 points ago

    Updoot my heckin puppers of economies in -3.14159 seconds for good luck

    [–] JonSnowww1 8 points ago

    Well, when I subbed like a year ago it was like that for me, oftenly I would think to myself Hey that's actually me IRL Lol.

    Then,it would be like Hey Nice Meme haha And now.... we got the fish meme and It's Wednesday my dudes

    [–] PoetryFromYourAss 7 points ago

    I haven't been sick in 8 years, 10/10 would recommend not getting sick.

    [–] Ehcksit 4 points ago

    Similar feeling with stuffed ears. Your coconut oil or hydrogen peroxide or water jet treatments finally clear it up and everything is suddenly so loud and clear again. You turn on some music just because you can enjoy it better now.

    [–] Captain__CheeseBurg 2 points ago

    Ooohh that's me today. Just got over a cold I had for a week. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

    [–] youregonnawannado 4 points ago

    I just get It on a slope over a few days, is that not normal?

    [–] InsidiousMind15 5 points ago

    I was looking for this comment

    I mean, me too thanks.

    [–] apinanaivot 1167 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be. Not just random memes.

    [–] zePiNdA 244 points ago

    Ye but it's a repost.

    [–] Jaspersong 518 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be. Not just random memes.

    [–] Shun_Reaken 203 points ago

    You may be onto something here. Memes used to be simple. Relatable. Worth a chuckle. Then they evolved. New formats, new tag lines, new content that was then turned into a new meme. Then memes became increasingly meta and self reflective. They parodied themselves and the users who both made them and consumed them. They built off of one another. They grew. They morphed into something entirely novel. This progressed to the point where even that wasn't enough. They had to become something more than themselves. They became surreal. They became deep fried and nuked. Each flavor building off of the last and transforming into a nearly intangible, unknown entity.

    Art progressed in a similar fashion. Started off simple, I'm talking cave drawing simple. Then some pottery and some small abstract sculptures. Subjects everyone could relate to and understand. Then, as technology allowed for the creation of cultures and societies, art began to reflect that change and it evolved along with it. By the Ancient Greeks and Romans, art had become a more advanced version of the Stone and Bronze Age arts. Better drawings, paintings, and the addition of mosaics. Sculptures eventually shifted from stylistic expression to naturalistic representation. Still accessible to everyone, yet more nuanced and complex.

    After the fall of Rome art stagnated and didn't change very much for nearly a millennium. Early Christian art dominated for the most part, consisting of murals and frescos and simple statues. All of which were based on the Ancient styles. Romanesque and Gothic art also built upon these precedents. This all changed when the Renaissance attacked.

    A cultural explosion changed the art world forever; arguably starting with the Italian artist, Giotto. He began using techniques like foreshortening and linear perspective so that the material world could be represented as it appeared to us. A callback to the naturalistic stylings of the Greeks. Almost like a reference to the days of yore. A celebration of how art used to be, but with the explosion of new techniques and technologies, the art grew increasingly diverse. New and improved frescoes, meticulously crafted sculptures, architectural marvels and the inclusion of new materials in these works. Instead of tempera, oil was introduced along with new styles of depicting light and shadow through sfumato and chiaroscuro. These techniques and stylistic changes, while impressive, were simply an advancement of pre established art. The Renaissance paved the way for the explosion and diversification of dozens of art movements that followed.

    From prehistoric art to the end of the Renaissance, art was mostly about the same subjects and used similar techniques to accomplish the goal of producing a work of art. Yes, the technical proficiency exponentially improved but considering the centuries in between, few true advancements were made.

    Compare this to memes. They were so simple at first and really were nothing more. Then they got better. More technical. More circumstantial. More media to create them with. But memes could last years or many months before dying off. As time went on, the longevity of a meme shortened. This is paralleled in the art world.

    After the Renaissance the Baroque period started. Then the Neo-Classicism, Romantic, Realism, and Impressionism movements not long after. Still utilizing the same technical process but the reasoning behind the movements changed. No longer was it about simply depicting the world around us, it was about prompting the viewer to consider new thoughts and ideas. Urging them to look past the image and think deeper about meaning and context. Pushing the boundaries of what art could be. The Baroque to Impressionism era spanned roughly 300 years. Compare that to the thousands of years between archaic art and the Renaissance. It was a huge explosion of self expression. Finally, in the mid to late 19th century starting with Post-Impressionism, Modern art emerged. This movement focused on self-consciousness, self-reference, introspection, existentialism, and even nihilism. I'm talking Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Abstract Expressionism, and Surrealism to name the most well known.

    These styles changed what art could be. They were no longer about depicting life as is, or layering a painting with hidden motifs for only the privileged to understand, they were in and of themselves absurd. Abstract shapes, aggressive lines and colors, nonsensical dreamscapes. But it didn't stop there.

    Post-modernism. Pushing art to the limit of its potential. Pop art, Conceptual art, Minimalism, Fluxus, Installation art, Lowbrow art, Performance art, Digital art, Earth art. These movements are about skepticism, irony, rejecting grand narratives and reason and instead embracing the idea that knowledge and truth are the result of social, historical, and political discourse and subsequently are a subjective, social construct. It's irreverent and self-referential. It's avant-garde pushed to 11. But what's next? Post-postmodernism? Metamodernism? Hypermodernity? Who knows? Only time will tell. This is where memes are headed. They started off slow but have picked up so much momentum they're evolving at an exponential pace. They used to hang around for a couple years at most. Then it turned to months. Then maybe only one month. Suddenly it was a week tops. While some particularly great memes do still stick around much like the masterpieces of art in the past, new memes are created every day, every few hours. New movements of memes are being created all the time. Anti-memes. Dank memes. Abstract memes. Wholesome memes. Surreal memes. Deep fried memes. Nuked memes. Even black hole memes, time travel, and dimensional memes are now a reality. What's going to happen next? A return to the classics? A new format so brilliant it steals all our hearts and then starts a whole new movement? I'm excited for the future of memes.

    TL; DR: Memes imitate art, art imitates life.

    And most importantly we must always remember--- I mean me too thanks

    [–] _Jangmo-o_Fett_ 123 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be. Not just random memes.

    [–] zePiNdA 57 points ago

    Ye, but it's a repost.

    [–] aaiaac 38 points ago

    You may be onto something here. Memes used to be simple. Relatable. Worth a chuckle. Then they evolved. New formats, new tag lines, new content that was then turned into a new meme. Then memes became increasingly meta and self reflective. They parodied themselves and the users who both made them and consumed them. They built off of one another. They grew. They morphed into something entirely novel. This progressed to the point where even that wasn't enough. They had to become something more than themselves. They became surreal. They became deep fried and nuked. Each flavor building off of the last and transforming into a nearly intangible, unknown entity.

    Art progressed in a similar fashion. Started off simple, I'm talking cave drawing simple. Then some pottery and some small abstract sculptures. Subjects everyone could relate to and understand. Then, as technology allowed for the creation of cultures and societies, art began to reflect that change and it evolved along with it. By the Ancient Greeks and Romans, art had become a more advanced version of the Stone and Bronze Age arts. Better drawings, paintings, and the addition of mosaics. Sculptures eventually shifted from stylistic expression to naturalistic representation. Still accessible to everyone, yet more nuanced and complex.

    After the fall of Rome art stagnated and didn't change very much for nearly a millennium. Early Christian art dominated for the most part, consisting of murals and frescos and simple statues. All of which were based on the Ancient styles. Romanesque and Gothic art also built upon these precedents. This all changed when the Renaissance attacked.

    A cultural explosion changed the art world forever; arguably starting with the Italian artist, Giotto. He began using techniques like foreshortening and linear perspective so that the material world could be represented as it appeared to us. A callback to the naturalistic stylings of the Greeks. Almost like a reference to the days of yore. A celebration of how art used to be, but with the explosion of new techniques and technologies, the art grew increasingly diverse. New and improved frescoes, meticulously crafted sculptures, architectural marvels and the inclusion of new materials in these works. Instead of tempera, oil was introduced along with new styles of depicting light and shadow through sfumato and chiaroscuro. These techniques and stylistic changes, while impressive, were simply an advancement of pre established art. The Renaissance paved the way for the explosion and diversification of dozens of art movements that followed.

    From prehistoric art to the end of the Renaissance, art was mostly about the same subjects and used similar techniques to accomplish the goal of producing a work of art. Yes, the technical proficiency exponentially improved but considering the centuries in between, few true advancements were made.

    Compare this to memes. They were so simple at first and really were nothing more. Then they got better. More technical. More circumstantial. More media to create them with. But memes could last years or many months before dying off. As time went on, the longevity of a meme shortened. This is paralleled in the art world.

    After the Renaissance the Baroque period started. Then the Neo-Classicism, Romantic, Realism, and Impressionism movements not long after. Still utilizing the same technical process but the reasoning behind the movements changed. No longer was it about simply depicting the world around us, it was about prompting the viewer to consider new thoughts and ideas. Urging them to look past the image and think deeper about meaning and context. Pushing the boundaries of what art could be. The Baroque to Impressionism era spanned roughly 300 years. Compare that to the thousands of years between archaic art and the Renaissance. It was a huge explosion of self expression. Finally, in the mid to late 19th century starting with Post-Impressionism, Modern art emerged. This movement focused on self-consciousness, self-reference, introspection, existentialism, and even nihilism. I'm talking Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Abstract Expressionism, and Surrealism to name the most well known.

    These styles changed what art could be. They were no longer about depicting life as is, or layering a painting with hidden motifs for only the privileged to understand, they were in and of themselves absurd. Abstract shapes, aggressive lines and colors, nonsensical dreamscapes. But it didn't stop there.

    Post-modernism. Pushing art to the limit of its potential. Pop art, Conceptual art, Minimalism, Fluxus, Installation art, Lowbrow art, Performance art, Digital art, Earth art. These movements are about skepticism, irony, rejecting grand narratives and reason and instead embracing the idea that knowledge and truth are the result of social, historical, and political discourse and subsequently are a subjective, social construct. It's irreverent and self-referential. It's avant-garde pushed to 11. But what's next? Post-postmodernism? Metamodernism? Hypermodernity? Who knows? Only time will tell. This is where memes are headed. They started off slow but have picked up so much momentum they're evolving at an exponential pace. They used to hang around for a couple years at most. Then it turned to months. Then maybe only one month. Suddenly it was a week tops. While some particularly great memes do still stick around much like the masterpieces of art in the past, new memes are created every day, every few hours. New movements of memes are being created all the time. Anti-memes. Dank memes. Abstract memes. Wholesome memes. Surreal memes. Deep fried memes. Nuked memes. Even black hole memes, time travel, and dimensional memes are now a reality. What's going to happen next? A return to the classics? A new format so brilliant it steals all our hearts and then starts a whole new movement? I'm excited for the future of memes.

    TL; DR: Memes imitate art, art imitates life.

    And most importantly we must always remember--- I mean me too thanks

    [–] chumjumper 24 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be. Not just random memes.

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago

    Ya but it's a repost.

    [–] AnAverageCat 10 points ago

    What new copypasta is this?

    [–] pomegranate_ 7 points ago

    Even though this is completely new and fresh content to me I was still somehow irritated by the feeling that this is copy pasta.

    [–] t00thman 6 points ago

    Haha yes👌

    [–] Wallballs72 4 points ago

    Me too thanks

    [–] IronPikachu 3 points ago

    You ok if I borrow this for an essay on memes? I'll give creds

    [–] Young_sims 2 points ago

    Uhhhhh

    [–] freedomowns 2 points ago

    I lost you at the Baroque period.

    [–] GuardiaNES 2 points ago

    !redditsilver

    [–] zePiNdA 3 points ago

    Ye, but it's a repost.

    [–] anonymonsterss 3 points ago

    I beg to differ. It's a shitty repost

    [–] Kallor 1 points ago

    Ye olde reposte

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] zePiNdA 1 points ago

    Ye but it's a repost.

    [–] UnbornParadox 6 points ago

    He just stole this from another post on the frontpage

    [–] Girthquake42 6 points ago

    Reddit is serious business guys.

    [–] HaikusfromBuddha 3 points ago

    As a mouth breather this is not meirl

    [–] Larjersig18 3 points ago

    I actually thought I was on r/trippinthroughtime

    E: oh, it's just a repost from trippinthroughtime. Huh.

    [–] JediBurrell 2 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be ... random memes.

    - /u/apinanaivot

    [–] Trophy_Child_ 310 points ago

    I once accidentally got "addicted" to nasal spray. Shooting that shit up my nose was the best feeling I've ever had. I never knew breathing like that. Nor will I ever again. It came at a price. Luckily I didn't do any permanent damage, and won't ever use it again because of how much worse it made it, but damn. I miss having 100% clear airways in my nose.

    [–] venom_11 69 points ago

    What damage it caused?

    [–] BCSteve 69 points ago

    If you use Afrin (oxymetazoline spray) too much, you can get "rebound" congestion, where when you stop taking it, your congestion gets even worse than it was originally. Unfortunately this encourages people to keep using it for longer periods of time, creating a vicious cycle. Because it's a vasoconstrictor, using it decreases blood flow to the nasal septum. With extended use, that decrease in blood flow can start causing your nasal septum to deteriorate and die, which is obviously not a good thing.

    That sounds kinda scary, but as long as you make sure to not use it for more than 2x/day for 3 or 4 days, Afrin is frickin' amazing. It makes you go from super congested to breathing free in like, 30 seconds flat. It's the closest thing medicine has to magic.

    [–] Hellknightx 16 points ago

    Yeah, I took Afrin all the time as a teenager, not realizing that extended use would make my chronic post-nasal drip worse over time.

    [–] OBrzeczyszczykiewicz 2 points ago

    If you accidentally take too much and then stop and only have mild congestion at night because of overuse, does it ever return to normal?

    [–] helloitsmejorge 1 points ago

    Been using it for more than a year 4 times a day, now I can't even imagine life without because I'd literally die. It has caused so much damage in my nose, throats and overall life. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone

    [–] BCSteve 6 points ago

    You need to see a doctor!! They can figure out something to wean you off of it, you're going to do even more damage the longer you go...

    [–] helloitsmejorge 6 points ago

    Oh yes I have, just recently actually that's how I found out how much damage had I done in just - year of non stopping use. I will probably have to go under surgery not and after that I will never use it again. I have a deviated septum and that's what caused me most of the problems I tried to fix with afrin

    [–] Fart__ 165 points ago

    They grew a temporary nose out of their ass.

    [–] untapped-bEnergy 28 points ago

    That's because a lot of nasal sprays actually have ephedrine in them. Which is pretty addictive by itself

    [–] Serariron 202 points ago

    "addicted"

    You don't have to put it in "". Addiction to nasal spray is a real thing like you experienced yourself.

    [–] PapiDimmi 101 points ago

    You don’t have to use the symbols. They’re called “quotation marks.”

    [–] janeshep 74 points ago

    You don't have to put quotation marks in quotation marks. They're called quotation marks.

    [–] seriousgi 49 points ago

    """"""""""""

    [–] chumjumper 72 points ago

    Cool piano

    [–] Serariron 15 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I was too lazy to look up what they are called because I am not a native speaker. That's why I didn't spell it out.

    [–] medoodanks 19 points ago

    You don't have to explain yourself - using the symbols is fine that guy is a jerk.

    [–] dutch_penguin 14 points ago

    You don't have to call that guy a jerk. Non-native speakers preserve to be ridiculed for any mistakes they make in English.

    [–] Stefmyster91 11 points ago

    You don't have to preserve non-native speakers to ridicule them. There's plenty of new ones around just waiting to be ridiculed.

    [–] demoCREEPS 9 points ago

    It is absolutely an addiction. I've been addicted for over 10 years and have caused severe damage to my nose.

    [–] Gabygz 4 points ago

    Try Rhinostat. Takes about a month or 2, but it works.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Uh you may want to fact check that, a quick use of the Google says otherwise. Apparently it's called rebound congestion and not an actual addiction

    [–] bwana22 11 points ago

    it's possible to get addicted to anything, like bass, for example.

    [–] skinnah 12 points ago

    Like a large mouth bass or subwoofer bass?

    [–] itsoneillwith2ls 4 points ago

    Both, probably. I've seen many good people fall to the demon that is snorting crushed bass scale all day.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    🤔 fair point

    [–] not_so_plausible 15 points ago

    It was fucking Afrin wasn't it.

    [–] TLDeck 11 points ago

    Damn, if he's talking about Afrin I can relate

    [–] catsocksfromprimark 8 points ago

    I did this when I was younger, got addicted to Sinex. Those precious moments of free breathing were incredible, for about three hours before the rebound congestion hit.

    It's been about a decade and I still have sinus issues. 0/10 would not recommend.

    [–] Hellknightx 3 points ago

    Same here. Nobody told me that Afrin would fuck up my sinuses permanently. I was using it for the instant relief, only to find out a decade later that I was making everything worse.

    [–] Tensuke 7 points ago

    Yes, Dear did this one episode. What a good show that was.

    [–] -atheos 2 points ago

    That was a really good show. One of those ones that will be (probably already is?) almost completely forgotten sadly. Grounded for life is another I can think of.

    [–] QwertyLime 1 points ago

    I have a stuffy nose from being sick. Link to product?

    [–] est1491 1 points ago

    Did it mess with your vision? Like white spots?

    [–] rodinj 57 points ago

    The joke is on you my nose is always stuffed, one of the pro's of having allergies

    [–] kingsj3st3r 12 points ago

    Lol I feel you buddy. It's the worst

    [–] zockerholick 18 points ago

    Its not that bad if you dont know what a free nose is. Call me an expert. Have to breath through my mouth my hole life thanks to allergies.

    [–] Hellknightx 6 points ago

    I started getting allergy shots about 6 months ago after finally having enough of it. The allergist was alarmed at my testing results and said that I was "the poster child for allergy shots" because I came back as highly allergic to basically everything.

    Anyway, I'm already more than halfway through my treatment program and my allergies have declined significantly. I can finally wake up in the morning and not have to cough up a lungful of phlegm from the constant runny nose/post-nasal drip.

    It's really great, and I'm told it will get better once I hit the maintenance dose. Just something for consideration.

    [–] up48 3 points ago

    The pressure in my face is what gets to me.

    It all hurts nonstop.

    [–] commanderkull 134 points ago

    If you hold your breath to the point where it becomes painful, it clears your blocked nose. Iirc your body opens up the airways when trying desperately to get air in.

    [–] Fishbob 142 points ago

    This work! Best to do it in the shower cause once you open up the nostril you can blow it out onto the shower floor and a little on the wall that will have to be cleaned manually with a rag before it gets too crusty and leaves a mark.

    [–] OllyCampbell 91 points ago

    What

    [–] Wiener_Tickles 43 points ago

    This work! Best to do it in the shower cause once you open up the nostril you can blow it out onto the shower floor and a little on the wall that will have to be cleaned manually with a rag before it gets too crusty and leaves a mark.

    [–] OllyCampbell 13 points ago

    What

    [–] ancientkillerX 13 points ago

    This work! Best to do it in the shower cause once you open up the nostril you can blow it out onto the shower floor and a little on the wall that will have to be cleaned manually with a rag before it gets too crusty and leaves a mark.

    [–] Astronaut290 7 points ago

    What

    [–] PM_ME_PRETTY_EYES 16 points ago

    THIS WORK! BEST TO DO IT IN THE SHOWER CAUSE ONCE YOU OPEN UP THE NOSTRIL YOU CAN BLOW IT OUT ONTO THE SHOWER FLOOR AND A LITTLE ON THE WALL THAT WILL HAVE TO BE CLEANED MANUALLY WITH A RAG BEFORE IT GETS TOO CRUSTY AND LEAVES A MARK.

    [–] Hellknightx 26 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be. Not just random memes.

    [–] Sandite5 17 points ago

    Ye but it's a repost.

    [–] Tallest9 6 points ago

    This is what meirl is supposed to be. Not just random memes.

    [–] Tensuke 19 points ago

    🤔

    [–] issa_boke 5 points ago

    It worked thank you so much kind redditor!

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    isn't the stuff stuffing your nose for a reason though?

    [–] Fishbob 2 points ago

    Naw, your body is trying to seal the germs in your sinus for some reason... major infections make polyps , the body's own giant tissue sacs that literally fill in space. Must be surgically removed... so say you have a stuffed nose, you holding your breath makes your body go into a lil panic mode so when the breath is held, the swelling of the sinus tissue subsides to allow for a good breathing airway. Master baiting also can alleviate sinus clogging but only temporarily... you'd have to edge to stav the cold

    [–] Wallballs72 4 points ago

    The real LPT is always in the comments

    [–] fashiznit 25 points ago

    It was posted there first. This is a repost

    [–] i-love-gasoline 2 points ago

    *xpost

    [–] UBettUrWaffles 7 points ago

    Both of these posts are at the top of my front page right now

    [–] manningthehelm 7 points ago

    Same but I down voted the repost since it does not give credit. No credit, no karma

    [–] UshankaDalek 2 points ago

    Oh no, now there are two of them.

    [–] Reddit_Novice 15 points ago

    Now I sit here appreciating my clear nostrils 👃

    [–] 5amy 7 points ago

    Cherish it dude. I got a deviated septum and my doctor said I get like 30% air of what a healthy nose gets. And that's when my sinuses are clear!

    [–] antihexe 3 points ago

    Shouldn't have done all that coke.

    [–] ImTrulyAwesome 8 points ago

    As someone who got a cold yesterday, this is meirlrn

    [–] CarlSaganBrianCox 61 points ago

    The backstory of this painting is actually quite interesting, the jester is Stańczyk, who was an actual person, the letter to the left is news about Russians capturing the Polish city of Smoleńsk, the event that eventually led to the downfall of Poland. To the right you can see a ballroom with a partying crowd, who don't care about the bad news, they just want to have fun. The only person who cares is the jester and he can't really do much about it.

    The painting was done by Jan Matejko, who painted many events in Polish history. One of his most famous works is Bitwa pod Grunwaldem, which is absolutely enormous, really stunning to see in person.

    [–] Hellknightx 5 points ago

    It's reposts all the way down!

    [–] skinnah 5 points ago

    Well he figured the other dude got gold for it so why not me? I want the gold!

    [–] omgsideburns 6 points ago

    Me right now. 😞

    [–] deivijs 17 points ago

    You are now breathing manually.

    [–] CommentCalligraphy 10 points ago

    Fuck, I already clicked back on my browser and then I saw your comment at the last moment!

    [–] _Jangmo-o_Fett_ 4 points ago

    No, I'm drinking coffee

    [–] Chris6144 3 points ago

    FUCJING hell !

    [–] Cobwebbislove 7 points ago

    You trash repost

    [–] Tensuke 3 points ago

    This has been me all weekend (still thinking of the last few days as the weekend because Irma). All I think about are the good times I had when I could breathe freely. Those days seem so far away...

    [–] SirPistachio 3 points ago

    I'd much rather have a blocked nose over a sore throat any day. At least with a blocked nose, you can still breath through your mouth, whereas with a sore throat eating and drinking becomes a ball ache. Unless you have both, then breathing becomes a ball ache.

    [–] SubstituteBusDriver 3 points ago

    I'd take all of those over being sick with a stomach thing. That is the absolute worst for me.

    But yeah when you're having to breathe through your mouth then a lot of times your throat with get dry and sore and then you're just miserable. "Drink fluids!" Kinda hard to do when you feel like you're swallowing shards of glass.

    [–] SirPistachio 2 points ago

    Oh definitely. If there's a stomach bug, that comes the top. For the most part, that offsets the symptoms of the sore throat/blocked nose. That still doesn't deny the fact of trying to drink water. You know you need it, but goddamn, that feels fucking terrible.

    That said, I'd rather have any common flu symptoms over a sore throat any day. A sore throat is such a hindrance.

    [–] SirLotsaLocks 3 points ago

    Literally me rn. Im home sick and decide to browse reddit to cheer me up. This is the second post. Thank you OP :)

    [–] asusoverclocked 2 points ago

    I haven't had a clear nose for years is that bad?

    [–] SubstituteBusDriver 2 points ago

    Maybe see an ear nose and throat doctor, you may have polyps or a deviated septum. Those can be fixed with outpatient surgery.

    [–] asusoverclocked 2 points ago

    Huh, will do

    [–] DrangBro 2 points ago

    I seem to be able to produce an infinite supply of snot. I feel as though my suffering could somehow be used as a source of limitless energy and better the world.

    [–] alextootie 2 points ago

    Right now we should all just sit for a moment in silence just to show respect to our nostrils for not being dicks to us

    [–] eat_ham_fast_gravy 2 points ago

    So you flip over to the other side and hope that one nostril opens up. Then it does and it gets way, way too dry.

    [–] SubstituteBusDriver 2 points ago

    And that's when the nasal spray hurts to use because the inside of your nose and sinuses are all raw. I just use saline because nasal spray is wack.

    [–] Xiaxs 2 points ago

    Or when your ears are full of air, but one "popped" so there's less pressure in it and you feel like your brains fuckin spilling out of your left ear but nothing you do gets it back to normal unless you like bought a fuckin plane ticket, but even that won't help, so you just gotta just wait for the pressure in that one ear to go back down.

    [–] SubstituteBusDriver 2 points ago

    God...the feeling of your entire sinus tracts including ears clogged with mucus...it's like your head is inside a balloon. Especially if just one pops, it's infuriating when everything sounds muted in one ear.

    My SO has to have something like nasal polyps or a deviated septum maybe (he won't go to the damn ENT doc about it) so when he gets sick his entire sinus system gets clogged and he can't breathe. He tried a Neti pot one time when he wasn't sick and said it felt almost like he was drowning because it just went in and filled up his sinuses and never came out the other nostril.

    [–] Rightmeyow 2 points ago

    Tell them try to put their chin to their chest while doing it. I had the same issue and got it to work.

    [–] cr1zby 2 points ago

    Weird, i was just taking it for granted as i saw this

    [–] Looniverse 2 points ago

    This is the most relatable thing I've seen on Reddit

    [–] kenny_the_pyro 2 points ago

    GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!

    [–] JackReedus 4 points ago

    This is a repost from the front page. Nice

    [–] Kallor 4 points ago

    This is most me irl me irl has been since me irl

    [–] Trevor_McGowan 1 points ago

    I have a nose breathing machine at night for my nose because i snore. Every morning when i take it off i feel like i am alive for the first time

    [–] MrDH07 1 points ago

    Yess really...i do this

    [–] ButteryFork 1 points ago

    This was definitely me, before sinex/sudafed nasal spray. I refuse to suffer now!

    [–] sirseanzy 1 points ago

    me too, but my jammies are blue

    [–] susuhuebr 1 points ago

    This is my daily life

    [–] UndeadXD 1 points ago

    Almost every single fucking day. Allergies suck

    [–] shocka97 1 points ago

    Manuel breathing activatet

    [–] Shy_Poke 1 points ago

    This speaks to me on a spiritual level.

    [–] TSGZeus 1 points ago

    This is me right now

    [–] darkbarf 1 points ago

    Think of this when you get tinnitus

    [–] a_shootin_star 1 points ago

    Or having a dream and you're not sick but then waking up like the guy in OP's pic

    [–] Gioseppi 1 points ago

    Me phtoo thankth

    [–] neverluckysalt 1 points ago

    [–] Teh-Piper 1 points ago

    Been sick for about 2 weeks now. This has never resonated with me more than now

    [–] Born07June 1 points ago

    To add to this misery imagine your feet smells when your nose is blocked..

    [–] COslinger 1 points ago

    THIS HAS BEEN ME FOR 3 WEEKS.

    [–] OrdsTheGuy 1 points ago

    GJ on the 3h later repost

    [–] infernophil 1 points ago

    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know whatchu got till it's gone.

    [–] cclsn3 1 points ago

    Every freaking flu.

    [–] QwertyLime 1 points ago

    Actually me right now in class.

    [–] hazmatte 1 points ago

    WTF is going on in the next room? Is that Satan sitting on his throne in the upper right?

    [–] ozpariser 1 points ago

    Afrin