Nick Douglas
nickdouglas
Staff Writer, Lifehacker | Nick has written for Gawker, Valleywag, the Daily Dot, and Urlesque. He currently runs the scripted comedy podcast "Roommate From Hell."
9/16/19
12:33 PM
43

Well. Not really appropriate but it goes through my mind every time.

9/16/19
12:08 PM
35

There’s an easier way: just ask them “Why do you think that?” after literally every sentence they say. Offer nothing. Bounce it all back. I’ve never had to ask it more than three times in a row before they gave up and walked away. It’s a real time saver.

9/16/19
12:02 PM
18

Oooh, this is fun because the Atlanta traffic dick move has actually evolved over time!

9/16/19
11:50 AM
9

In the South, people want to be polite and start a conversation before asking for directions or advice. But, up north in the “big city”, just get to the point and move on.  People are busy. 

9/16/19
11:46 AM
5

Kind of an ultra-specific one, but the parking lot I park in for work is open to the public (we have monthly passes that allow us to come and go as we please without having to pay every time we enter). It’s also located a block away from most of the nightlife in my city. Literally 8/10 Friday mornings and almost every

9/16/19
11:40 AM
9

I live in Chicago (long term resident, but not a native) and based on the amount of anger it inspires, it would have to be putting ketchup on a hot dog.

9/16/19
11:40 AM
8

This is suburban FL and I know it’s hotter than death in the summer, but mowing the lawn at 6:30 AM is a dick move, doubly so if it’s a weekend morning. Triply so if you’re a lawn care company that’s mowing a postage stamp lawn with something resembling a combine harvester.

9/16/19
11:15 AM
9

Easily the Chicago Trump tower plastering his name at the Chicago river’s eye level.

9/16/19
11:04 AM
23

Richmond VA has a serious weirdness about dropping chicken bones on the sidewalk. It’s to the point that the mods for the city’s subredddit have started deleting/blocking people posting pictures of them. We also have trashed so many electric scooters that Lime or Bird or...whatever, one of the companies decided that

9/16/19
11:02 AM
4

In D.C., tourists who stop in the middle of Pennsylvania Ave. to take a photo/selfie of the Capitol. Yes, it’s a good view. But you’re standing in the middle of a bike lane! 

9/16/19
10:09 AM
32

Using a golf umbrella in Manhattan. Get your hedge fund ass back to Connecticut with that picnic canopy!

9/16/19
9:52 AM
7

Houston: Putting “landscaping” boulders along the street/drainage easement to block anyone from parking on the road in front of your house.

9/16/19
9:51 AM
10

Boston dick move: yield to other cars who have the right of way, therefore holding up all the cars behind you, who are much more important than the person you’re yielding to (obviously!).

9/16/19
9:45 AM
12

In Boston - Using other peoples bumpers to decide if you have moved far enough forward/backward when parallel parking.

9/16/19
9:24 AM
75

In a suburb, not a city, but the biggest widely recognized dick move around here is for bicyclists to treat themselves as cars in the long stretches between lights (it slows down traffic, but it’s legal and fair), but to pop up one the sidewalk and pretend to be pedestrians at corners so that they can blow through the

9/13/19
1:31 PM
88

He hides behind the walls of the White House, behind pro-Trump supporters who shout down the one or two hecklers who make it into his rallies (its not like he walks through the entrances of them to face the protestors who are ready to dress him down).

9/13/19
1:31 PM
139

Trump screens everything and anything that has folks coming in contact with him IRL. The media, which is scared as fuck at the idea of losing access has self-neutered itself and he only really follows Fox anyway. Therefore save for his weekly unhinged rants on Twitter, he ensures that he has almost 24/7 yes people

9/13/19
1:11 PM
95

The neoconservative New York Post columnist John Podhoretz wandered around in an orange Lacoste shirt and sensible shoes. He finally quit Twitter in March, after several unsuccessful attempts, following a joke about bombing NYU. “Twitter is only good for people until they get around 75,000 followers,” he said. “And