Alec MacDonald

Alec MacDonald is a humor writer for Elite Daily. He graduated from Vassar college and received an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence. He was born and raised in New York City, which is where Home Alone 2 takes place. He loves you very much.

Recent Articles

Video Shows Drunk Pilot Stumbling Into Airport Before Attempting To Fly Plane

You know what doesn't go well together? Mayo and ice cream. You know what also doesn't go well together? Being drunk and flying planes. Pilot Tekad Purna was arrested after being caught attempting to fly a commercial plane while, apparently, incredib…
By Alec MacDonald

Horrified Parents Share Videos Of Holiday's Hottest Toy Mumbling NSFW Phrase

There is a thing called a "Hatchimal." If you don't know what that is, that's probably because you are neither a small child or a parent of one. Basically, they're tamagotchi, except not digital. Yes, in the many years since you let your tamagotchi d…
By Alec MacDonald

Uber Driver Saves Teen Girl From Sex Trafficking After Overhearing Scary Convo

Two women and a 16-year-old girl got into Keith Avila's Uber on Monday, December 26 in Elk Grove, California, on their way to a Holiday Inn. "I thought she was 12, at the time," said Keith Avila to ABC10. Avila said that the two women, later identif…
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Extremely Dedicated BF Writes Out Entire Movie Script In GF's Christmas Card

I never know what to write on Christmas cards, or cards in general. I feel like a single page just isn't enough to say how I feel about someone, especially a loved one or significant other. Turns out I'm totally and utterly wrong about that. Turns ou…
By Alec MacDonald

Man Who Invented Red Solo Cups Died And 2016 Is Officially A Buzz Kill

You probably don't know of Robert Leo Hulseman, but he has likely had a significant impact on your life. At some point during the last few decades, college-aged kids across this wonderful nation all agreed on a single thing: They would drink beer out…
By Alec MacDonald

Coolest Boss Who's Bringing 800 Employees On A Cruise Is Giving Us Job Envy

An Iowa cabinet manufacturing company named Bertch Cabinets had an extremely good year — apparently, Obama is really good for the cabinet industry — because its president, Gary Bertch, is taking the 800-person company on a cruise to thank them. When…
By Alec MacDonald

Grandpa's Teeth Slip Out While Playing Card Game In Hilarious Viral Video

At some point, you won't have teeth either, and then we'll SEE WHO'S LAUGHING. OK, here's the story: This family was playing a new board game (called "Speak Out") where you have to try to talk with this insane shit in your mouth (which is funny becau…
By Alec MacDonald

The Internet Is Losing Its Mind Over This Pic Of 6 Friends And 2 Missing Legs

There is an illusion going viral on the interweb, making everyone's brain crash like Windows 98 from too many porno viruses. The illusion, like all photographs of its ilk, was discovered on Reddit. The picture is of six young women, and 10 legs. Mos…
By Alec MacDonald

Dog Has No Idea She Made Her Humans Sob With The Most Thoughtful Xmas Gift

This was Jessica Kline's (19) beloved dog Zoey, who sadly died after being hit by a car at just a year and a half old in Dallas. Several months after Zoey passed, Jessica's mother got her a puppy to help deal with the grief of losing her pet. It's p…
By Alec MacDonald

These Miserable Travelers Are All Of Us Flying Home After The Holidays

God made airports to test our faith, and each holiday season, we go through the gauntlet to secure his love. You'd think that flying swiftly through the sky to beautiful and strange lands where our loved ones await us would be a transcendent experien…
By Alec MacDonald

The Most-Returned Christmas Gifts Of 2016 Will Make You Question Your Choices

I'm lazier than I am frugal, so whenever I'm given a present I don't like, I just keep it. But other people are smarter and more normal than me, which means that when they get a CD from their grandmother, they return it for money. If they can't retur…
By Alec MacDonald

Ex-Versace Employee Claims Staff Used Secret Code To Warn Of Black Customers

An ex-Versace employee is suing the company for its alleged discriminatory store policies, according to Complex. Christopher Sampino, 23, says that while working at a Bay Area Versace store, he was trained to use a code word to alert fellow staff mem…
By Alec MacDonald

Guy's Real-Life 'Love Actually' Moment Went Viral And It Had A Happy Ending

"Love Actually" is one of those rare movies that is pretty inarguably terrible, but simultaneously irresistible. I'm sure 87 percent of you are reeling in anger at that sentence right now. But let me just remind you that this is a movie in which two …
By Alec MacDonald

Carrie Fisher, AKA Princess Leia, Has Died And 'Star Wars' Fans Are Devastated

Carrie Fisher, who gained international and long-lasting fame for her portrayal of Princess Leia in "Star Wars," has died following a heart attack. Fisher was only 60 years old. Fisher suffered a heart attack while on an 11-hour flight from London to…
By Alec MacDonald

Starbucks' Newest Drinks Are So Fancy You'll Want To Dress Up Before You Sip

Starbucks, the one constant in these tumultuous times, has three new flavors that people who are not me will probably be excited about. I don't mean to yuck anyone's yum (which I've just realized is kind of a disgusting expression), but I would never…
By Alec MacDonald

Obama Says He Could Have Won Third Term, And Trump Responds Like A Baby

On CNN's podcast, "The Axe Files," Obama claimed he could have won the election if he'd been running for a third term. On the podcast, which is hosted by David Axelrod, ex-senior advisor to president Obama, said his message of "hope and change" would…
By Alec MacDonald

3 Friends' Live-Tweet Of Ride On Totally Empty Plane Will Make You So Jealous

Many of you are either currently, about to or have just finished flying home for the holidays. If so, you've braved some of the worst travel days of the year. You have seen teenagers attempt to have conversations with other teenagers while both have …
By Alec MacDonald

Mature Adults Can't Stop Laughing At Kid's Accidentally NSFW Reindeer Drawing

Kids are dumb. It is true. Kids are just real idiots. Their brains haven't finished growing, so they don't know how to think or draw well. We, as adults, find how dumb kids are really funny. I do not have to explain this to you. You know this already…
By Alec MacDonald

Sex Therapist Says Trump's Win Has Caused Women To Lose Their Sex Drives

A licensed sex therapist has spoken out about her clients having lost their sex drives since Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Kimberly Resnick Anderson, who works in LA, says that Clinton's defeat against Donald Trump has severely affected t…
By Alec MacDonald

Savage Girl Ditches Date During Movie 'To Be Around Someone Better Looking'

Internet dating is hard — very hard — like, too hard. I'm not talking about erections, I'm talking about emotional difficulty. I know it sounded like I was talking about boners. I wasn't. That's not the joke I was making. OK, just wanted to make that…
By Alec MacDonald