Someone from Nickelback’s entourage wants Aussie police to stop making fun of them




Nickelback — music’s favourite punch line — look like they’ve had enough.

Australia’s Queensland Police Service received many Internet high fives for this wanted poster of the band, posted on their Facebook page in May 2015 while the band was touring Australia.

QPS Facebook Page

Image: Facebook Screenshot Queensland Police

According to the poster, Nickelback was “wanted for crimes against music,” with Queensland cops on the “lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians” in the region

“Avoid the area. It may be hazardous to your hearing and street cred,” police warned. Read more…

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Reinvigorate a Conversation by Asking Someone How They Work


Reinvigorate a Conversation by Asking Someone How They Work

When you’re out meeting new people, so many conversations lead to asking what the other person does for work. To bring some new life into your chat, don’t ask them what they do for a living, ask them how they do it.

When you ask someone what their job is, the conversation doesn’t have many places to go. You either know all about it, or you nod your head and say something like, “oh, cool.” To keep things interesting, Ross McCammon, the author of Works Well With Others, suggests you get them discussing the details of their actual work:

People love talking about what they actually do for a living. Not their jobs but their work… It’s amazing just how much time we spend doing our jobs, right? There’s so much technical stuff — even if you don’t have a technical job, there are so many little technical things that even your partner or spouse might not know about, just these little triumphs or bursts of creativity, or failures, mistakes, that go into a single workday. And I’m kind of obsessed with those small things, those little mistakes.

Everyone has those little triumphs and failures, and people get excited when they can share them. Maybe they’ll get to finally show off something they did, or even just vent about an unseen aspect of their work. This trick can even save the day from an awkward silence. Show interest in the little technical things and big things will happen in your conversation.


Works Well With Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teaches You | Amazon via Science of Us

Photo by Napoleon Cole.