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People are strange

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So I work for a radio station now that I have graduated and let me tell you people are strange. I know this isn’t anything revolutionary in any way because with the media the way it is today when people do weird stuff we know about it. That being said I produce a morning show and we use a prep service so when anything happens we get that news within minutes. Its very helpful but one section is called Stupid Stories…and people be weird. But here are some of the most recent ones that where posted.

 

“A 55-year-old football fan had one last jab for his perennially under-performing Cleveland Browns: his dying wish was for players to be his pall bearers, so they “can let him down one last time.”

According to Scott E. Entsminger‘s obituary, which ran Sunday in the Columbus Dispatch, the, “lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder,” passed away on July 4. The memorial says the retired General Motors employee and amateur musician “wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns, as well as [offered] other advice on how to run the team.”

The obituary further reports that Entsminger “respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.””

 

So that’s true hardcore fandom right there and this guy did have a sense of humor about his own mortality I mean let him down one last time? Well at least he wasn’t a fair weather fan…

 

“A 23-year-old Ohio man wearing Spider-Man underwear was arrested early Sunday for allegedly vandalizing a school. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Thomas Williamsallegedly smashed the windows of Moeller High School in Hamilton County, then broke into the building, where he’s accused of triggering fire extinguishers and doing other damage.

Despite his outfit, Williams’ Spidey sense must have been on the fritz: cops arrested him shortly after the incident. He’s been charged with felony vandalism.”

 

Spider-man, spider-man no one can do it like Spider-man….well maybe not this one but hey not everyone can be awesome. Since we are on this topic of  Spider-Man have you all seen where they make window cleaners at children’s  hospitals dress up like that to clean the windows? Precious!

 

“A 16-year-old male who wore a Batman hoodie, complete with pointy bat ears and a bat emblem on his chest — but nothing covering his face — has surrendered after cops released video of a recent burglary at the Colorado State Fair.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the unidentified suspect was one of a trio who could be seen on surveillance footage of the early Thursday morning break-in at the fair’s VIP building. Cops say the suspects made off with a cash register — which turned out to be empty — as well as TVs and a laptop in the hare-brained heist.

The bumbling burglars apparently managed to lock themselves inside the building after they gained access, requiring them to break out to free themselves, according to authorities.

The newspaper reports the sheriff’s office is seeking to charge the suspect who surrendered with theft, second-degree burglary, and criminal mischief. His accomplices are still at large.”

 

I mean what is with people and the super hero stuff trying to be all villainous? Not cool!

 

“OK, we get it: it’s hot in Death Valley, Nevada. How hot is it? It’s so hot, the National Park Service has taken to Facebook to tell tourists to kindly stop proving it by trying to cook eggs on the pavement.

The post reads, “An employee’s [recent] posting of frying an egg in a pan in Death Valley was intended to demonstrate how hot it can get here, with the recommendation that if you do this, use a pan or tin foil and properly dispose of the contents.”

The miffed missive continues, “The Death Valley NP maintenance crew has been busy cleaning up eggs cracked directly on the sidewalk, including egg cartons and shells strewn across the parking lot…This is your national park, please put trash in the garbage or recycle bins provided and don’t crack eggs on the sidewalk.””

 

Alright I would love to do this! But I would clean up my eggy mess once I was done enjoying the humor of it all!

 

“When a resident in a Clawson, Michigan apartment complex heard loud noises and a female neighbor pleading “Stop! No!”, she called the cops.

Thinking, like the neighbor did, that there was a domestic violence situation at hand, cops rolled to the scene, only to discover something about it smelled funny — literally.

According to WWJ-TV, the loud sounds and the pleading weren’t caused by domestic violence, but by some apparently serious flatulence, to which his girlfriend was objecting.

According to Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson, the official report noted that the responding officers, “Cleared the scene expeditiously.””

 

Remember the nosy neighbor in Bewitched? I wonder what she would have done…thoughts to ponder…but that had to be embarrassing but at least they had the right thoughts behind it!

 

 

“Texas physical education teacher Dale Irby retired this year after a 40-year career that included wearing the same 1970s-era polyester shirt and coffee-colored sweater-vest for every school photo.

The 63-year-old Irby tells The Dallas Morning News the tradition began as an accident because of a sparse wardrobe decades ago, and when he realized he had worn the same outfit two years in a row on picture day, his wife dared him to do it for a third year.

As the years went on, Irby says he began carrying the disco-era shirt and sweater vest to work at Prestonwood Elementary school outside Dallas and would put it on just long enough for the annual photo.

Irby says the outfit will now spend a quiet retirement in the back of his closet.”

 

Or he could have just used the same picture over and over…but I like it.

 

“A contractor in Arkansas has apparently made two Texas-sized typos on a Florida highway sign: the company misspelled the Sunshine State as “F-L-O-R-D-I-A” — twice.

According to the website First Coast News, the exit sign was destined for J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Interstate 95 when somebody noticed the super-sized gaffes. The Florida Department of Transportation insists the contractor will replace the sign free of charge. ”

 

Hmm spellcheck  is your friend…no seriously it is….

 

“A Florida woman was arrested late Saturday on a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer, but she didn’t use her fists or a weapon — she used her lips. According to WTSP-TV, cops were initially called to the home of 62-year-old Peggy Hill over a dispute with her neighbor regarding a fence.

One responding officer, Sergeant Randy Lambsaid while she was speaking with him, Hill “approached him and kissed him on his nose against his will.” The veteran cop then reportedly “wiped off the saliva from his nose,” then took Hill to the ground with another cop and handcuffed her.

For her part, Hill insists Lamb was aggressive towards her. Perhaps because of three glasses of wine she had, the idea to smooch the cop just “popped into her head.” She remains behind bars in lieu of five thousand dollars’ bond.”

 

I bet this wouldn’t have happened if it was a twenty something blond headed drunk lady…just saying…chill out Sergeant Lamb

 

 

 

Water, stickers, dirt bikes! Oh my!

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This is how I am spending my evening…

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My boyfriend has decided he is going to get back into racing. So he got another bike this one is a RM 250 Suzuki because it was cheaper than fixing his 450s. He ordered all kinds of parts to “sup” it up and today his stickers came in. Personally I think try look amazing but then again I picked out all the designs!

So now here I am sitting outside and of course since it is Kentucky it’s super humid outside.

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I guess this means I will have to order me some shirts with his number on it soon…oh the possibilities!

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This Day in History 6-6/ 6-7

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Music History for Thursday, 6/6/13

2009 – Eminem began a two-week run at the top of the album chart with Relapse, his 6th studio album.

2006 – Musician Billy Preston, known to many as “The Fifth Beatle,” died of kidney failure.  He was 59.  Besides The Beatles, Preston collaborated with The Rolling StonesElton John and Eric Clapton, among many others.

2004 – Avril Lavigne had the number one album with Under My Skin.

2003 – Dave Rowberry, keyboardist for The Animals in the ‘60s, died at the age of 62.

2002 – Diana Ross entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Malibu, California.

2002 – Former Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby died at the age of 42 after an eight-year battle with Aids.

2000 – Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones checked himself into a rehab clinic in London.  He wanted to get clean before a scheduled Stones world tour.

1999 – The Backstreet Boys started a five-week run at the top of the album chart withMillennium, their first number one album.

1998 – Brandy and Monica began their domination of the top of the singles chart for 11 weeks with their hit, “The Boy Is Mine.”

1995 – Pink Floyd released the double-live CD, Pulse. Initial copies came with a blinking red light on the outside package.

1994 – Paul Stanley and his wife, Pamela Bowen Stanley, welcomed a son, Evan Shane.

1993 – A re-formed Velvet Underground performed at London’s Wembley Arena.

1992 – David Bowie married fashion model IMAN in a church ceremony in Florence, Italy.

1991 – Jazz sax legend Stan Getz died of liver cancer in Malibu, California.  He was 64.

1990 – U.S. District Judge Jose Gonzalez, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ruled rap group 2 Live Crew‘s album As Nasty as They Wanna Be was obscene.  That ruling was later overturned.

1987 – Michael Jackson severed his ties with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

1987 – British singer Kim Wilde had the number one song with a cover of The Supremes‘ hit, “You Keep Me Hanging On.”

1977 – Stevie Wonder delivered an unannounced lecture to a UCLA class studying the record industry.

1971 – The final episode of CBS’ Ed Sullivan Show featured Gladys Knight & The Pips.

1971 – Frank Zappa and The Mothers were joined live on stage at The Fillmore East in New York City by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

1969 – Rod Stewart signed a solo recording contract with Mercury Records.

1966 – The Rolling Stones had the number one single with “Paint It Black.”

1966 – Roy Orbison’s wife, Claudette, was killed when a truck ran into the motorcycle she was riding on with Roy.  She was 25 years old.

1962 – The Beatles had their first recording session at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London. They recorded four tracks, including “Love Me Do,” which became their first single.

General History for Thursday, 6/6/13

1833 – Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. president to ride in a train.

1925 – Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation.

1933 – The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey.

1934 – The Securities and Exchange Commission was founded.

1942 – Japanese forces retreated in the World War Two Battle of Midway.

1944 – The “D-Day” invasion of Europe took place during World War Two, as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

1949 – George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was published.  The book’s all-seeing leader, “Big Brother,” became a universal symbol of intrusive government and oppressive bureaucracy.

1966 – Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he marched along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.

1971 – The final episode of The Ed Sullivan Show aired on CBS after more than two decades.  Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests.

1978 – 20/20 debuted on ABC.

1982 – Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country.

1985 – Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body later identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious “Angel of Death” of the Nazi Holocaust.

1998 – HBO aired the pilot episode of Sex and the City.

1992 – New York Mets first baseman Eddie Murray broke Mickey Mantle’s record for career RBIs (runs batted in) by a switch hitter when he drove in the one thousand, 510th run of his career.

1999 – Arthur Miller‘s Death of a Salesman won Best Revival, Side Men won Best Play and Fosse won Best Musical at The Tony Awards.

2001 – U.S. District Court Judge Matsch rejected a request to delay the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mcveigh.

2001 – Democrats formally assumed control of the Senate, after Vermont RepublicanJames Jeffords became an independent. His defection from the party caused the Republicans to lose their majority.

2010 – Prosecutors say Mohamed Mahmoud Alessa, 20, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, planned to travel to Somalia to “wage violent jihad.” The men, from New Jersey, arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

2010 – Protesters gathered in lower Manhattan mid-day Sunday to demonstrate against plans to build a mosque near the site of Ground Zero, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed by Islamist hijackers on September 11, 2001.

2011 – After weeks of denials and claims his account had been hacked, Democrat Rep.Anthony Weiner admitted to sending inappropriate messages and photos “of an explicit nature” to women online. The disgraced politician stepped down from office.

Music History for Friday, 6/7/13

2012 – Fleetwood Mac alum Bob Welch passed away in Antioch, Tennessee. He was 66.

2009 – Elton John’s Billy Elliot: The Musical was the big winner at the 63rd annual Tony Awards. The musical took home 15 awards, including the Tony’s top prize for Best Musical. During the Tony’s, Bret Michaels performed and was injured when a piece of the set fell on his head. The Poison frontman didn’t suffer any serious injuries.  2008 – 3 Doors Down had the number one album in the country with their self-titled fourth effort.

2007 – Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album was certified platinum.

2007 – Kelly Clarkson joined Reba to sing “Does He Love You” at the CMA Music Festival.

2005 – Johnny Cash’s single, “Hurt,” was certified gold.

2003 – Kenny Chesney headlined his first stadium show, playing to more than 61 thousand fans at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Brooks & DunnRascal Flatts and Keith Urban were also on the bill.

2002 – In Chicago, R. Kelly was booked on child pornography charges. He had been arrested two days before and released after posting bond.

2002 – Virgin Records announced it was dropping former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham(“Posh Spice”) from its roster after her debut solo album only sold 50-thousand copies.

2000 – The party called “Prince: A Celebration” began at Paisley Park Studios.  The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name Prince after a seven-year battle with Warner Brothers.

1999 – VH1 teamed up with NBC’s Today show for a musical instrument drive to benefit Save the Music. Over a thousand instruments were collected.

1998 – Nokia Presents the George Strait Chevy Truck Music Festival, Brought to You by Wrangler, wrapped up at Rice Stadium in Houston.  It was country music’s first stadium tour and featured Tim McGrawJohn Michael MontgomeryFaith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, and Asleep At The Wheel.

1998 – George Strait kicked off the first stadium tour in country music history at Houston’s Rice Stadium. Tim McGrawFaith HillJohn Michael Montgomery and Lee Ann Womack were also on the bill.

1997 – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill began a six-week stay at number one with “It’s Your Love.”

1997 – The rock festival called the Tibetan Freedom Concert — supporting the cause of Tibetan freedom from China — took place in New York City.  Organizers the Beastie Boys, as well as Foo FightersU2Patti SmithBjork and Radiohead were among the performers.

1995 – Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood was admitted to the hospital after his ear was leaking blood.  Turns out he had been moving his arm way too much from continuous guitar playing.

1993 – Ground was broken on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

1993 – Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.

1991 – The youngest Osmond brother, 28-year-old Jimmy, married 24-year-old college student Michelle Larson in Salt Lake City.

1991 – Alan Jackson joined the Grand Ole Opry.

1986 – Madonna had her third number one single with “Live to Tell.”

1983 – Shawn Michelle Stevens became wife number five for Jerry Lee Lewis.

1981 – Barbara Mandrell recorded her album Barbara Mandrell Live in Nashville.

1979 – Chuck Berry performed at the White House at the request of President Jimmy Carter. One month later, Berry was sentenced to four months in jail for tax evasion.

1978 – Prince‘s first single, “Soft and Wet,” was released.

1977 – Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1975 – Elton John‘s album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy became the first album ever to debut at number one on Billboard’salbums chart.

1975 – John Denver had the number one single with “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.”

1970 – The Who performed the rock opera Tommy at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

1969 – The supergroup Blind Faith made its live debut in London’s Hyde Park in front of 150,000 people.

1969 – ABC aired the first episode of The Johnny Cash Show with special guests Bob DylanJoni Mitchell and Doug Kershaw.

1969 – Johnny Cash debuted his own network variety series on CBS-TV.

1963 – The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut on Thank Your Lucky Stars.

General History for Friday, 6/7/13

1769 – Frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore what we now know as Kentucky.

1776 – Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a “Declaration of Independence.”

1864 – Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president at his party’s convention in Baltimore.

1929 – The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence.

1948 – The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes.

1967 – Author and critic Dorothy Parker died in New York City.

1998 – James Byrd Junior, a 49-year-old black man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas.  Two white men were later sentenced to death for the crime; a third received life in prison.

1999 – Gunmen killed popular Mexican TV host Francisco “Paco” Stanley.

2000 – U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corporation.

2000 – Amazon.com announced it had sold almost 400-thousand copies of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, making it the biggest selling book in e-tailing history.

2002 – Michael Skakel was convicted of beating his neighbor Martha Moxley to death in 1975.  The two were 15 years old at the time.

2007 – Grey’s Anatomy producer ABC Television Studios announced the contract option for embattled star Isaiah Washington was not renewed for the series’ fourth season.  Washington, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the hit drama, came under fire at the Golden Globe Awards earlier in the year when he uttered an anti-gay slur backstage while denying he once used it on the set in reference to gay co-star T.R. Knight.

2010 – Federal Officials Arrested 22-Year-Old U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst Spc. Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland. Manning was accused of stealing and leaking scores of top secret documents that were spread all over the globe when he gave them to Wikileaks.

2011 – Nintendo released the Wii U, a new video game system with a touch-screen display.

2011 – New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to sending electronic messages and salacious photos of himself to a number of women via various social networking sites. The lawmaker, who later resigned, was married.

2012 – Denmark approves same-sex marriage.

 

Why Tom Hardy is awesome

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British actor Tom Hardy is best known to American movie audiences as the villain Bane in the latest installment of the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, but in reality he is really quite a softie.

Tom-Hardy-006The actor took time out on Tuesday to take a 23-year-old cancer sufferer on a lunch date during a break from her treatments.  Kayleigh Duff recently appeared on a British morning talk show to discuss her rare form of liver cancer and mentioned during the interview that meeting Hardy would be a dream come true for her, reports the Daily Mail.

And as luck would have it, the sister of Hardy’s fiancée, Charlotte Riley, was watching the show and she quickly set up the surprise date with help from Kayleigh’s best friend.

After meeting Hardy, Kayleigh told the Canterbury Times, “I nearly died when I saw him. I was shaking.” She added, “We had lunch and tea and scones and he bought me a diamond necklace.”

It is always awesome when you hear about actors doing things like this for their fans and it kinda restores faith in humanity and little bit! Its pretty awesome if you ask me!

 

This Day in History

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Music History for Thursday, 5/30/13

2010 – After years of trying to have more children, singer Celine Dion and her husband-manager Rene Angelil announced through their rep she was 14 weeks pregnant with twins.

2009 – Ozzy Osbourne filed suit against Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi over royalties and over ownership of the band’s name.

2008 – Green Day had the number one album in the country with their 8th studio album, 21st Century Breakdown.

2000 – Sax player and vocalist Tex Beneke, who took over leadership of the Glenn Miller Orchestra after Miller died, passed away at age 86.

1999 – After a bomb threat, more than three thousand people had to be evacuated from a Kenny Rogers concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

1999 – In New Jersey, Lenny Kravitz walked offstage after 40 minutes and collapsed from heat exhaustion.  He had been performing in a fur coat.

1999 – Faith Hill had a surprise guest as her opening at her show at New York City’s Beacon Theater — her husband, Tim McGraw.

1997 – Neil Young canceled his European tour because he had cut his finger while slicing a ham sandwich.

1993 – Avant garde jazz great Sun Ra died at the age of 79.

1992 – Paul Simon married Edie Brickell. It was the 24-year-old Brickell’s first marriage and the third for 50-year-old Simon.  One of Simon’s exes was actress Carrie Fisher.

1990 – Midnight Oil closed down 6th Avenue in New York City as they played a protest concert in front of Exxon’s offices in reaction to the Exxon Valdez disaster.

1988 – George Michael had the number one song with “One More Try.”

1987 – Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz was arrested for allegedly hitting a female fan during a concert in Liverpool, England.

1973 – “My Love” by Paul McCartney & Wings was the number one single. It was McCartney’s first number one with his new group.

1966 – Dolly Parton married her husband, Carl Dean.  They’re still married today and have no kids.

1963 – Lesley Gore had the number one single with “It’s My Party.”

General History for Thursday, 5/30/13

1922 – The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington.

1937 – Ten people were killed when police fired on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago.

1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in World War Two and the Korean conflict were buried at Arlington National Cemetary.

1967 – Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, California.

1981 – The president of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman, was assassinated in a failed military coup.

1991 – The Supreme Court ruled prosecutors can be sued for the legal advice they give police and can be forced to pay damages when that advice leads to someone’s rights being violated.

1996 – Britain’s Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson were granted an uncontested decree ending their ten-year marriage.

1997 – Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, New Jersey, of raping and strangling a seven-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka. The 1994 murder inspired “Megan’s Law,” which requires communities to be notified when sex offenders move in.

2001 – Basketball great Moses Malone entered that sport’s hall of fame.

2008 – The film version of HBO’s series Sex and the City premiered in theaters, raking in 55.7 million dollars in its opening weekend.

2010 – Officials announced the Seychelles Coast Guard and the Australian Navy stopped separate pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden, officials.

2011 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to end nuclear power by 2022.

2012 – Charles Taylor, former Liberian president, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

I Graduated!

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A lot has happened since the last time I have posted on here so where to begin? I graduated from college not only that I graduated summa cum laude so that was pretty exciting! And best of all? I didn’t trip going across stage! Yes! So finally after all those years of typing papers, studying for test full of information that I will never use in real life.168275_10151701203618140_1441474733_n I graduated with a Bachelors in Science in communication for the University of Pikeville.

 

 

Here is an awesome snap shot after graduation of me and my fellow Com alumni Olivia!

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So what I accomplished while at school

 

  • Started a communication honors society XOM (Chi Omicron Mu)
  •  Worked on the school newspaper
  • Produced the first ever student news broadcast, Bear TV News

 

So all and all not to bad I don’t think!

Faith in humanity restored!

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So stuff like this makes me have hope for the world. I was mindlessly scrolling through my facebook newsfeed and I stumbled across this photo and something about it made me stop and read it. After I read it I had to share! I really want to be able to do this for someone one day!

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This is the photos caption: “I just thought I would share with you all what happened to me today! Came out of Dunkin Donuts and found this under my windshield wiper. There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now. Tears in my eyes. I just wish I could thank whoever did this! God bless our troops and all of those who stand behind them. ♥”

In case your wondering after wading through a lot of comments on this picture I found what the sticker says, “1/2 my heart is in Afghanistan”

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Kind Gesture Toward Girlfriend of Deployed Soldier Becomes Internet Sensation

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The story of a good deed has spread like wildfire online since Sunday, when an anonymous do-gooder left a kind note and $40 on a woman’s windshield in a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot.

“I noticed the sticker on the back of your car,” the note read, referring to a “Half my Heart is in Afghanistan” bumper sticker. “Take your hero out to dinner when he comes home. Thank you both for serving. Him deployed and you for waiting.” It was signed “United States veteran” and “God Bless.”

The woman, Samantha Ford, a mother of two who lives outside of Boston, quickly snapped a photo of the note and the cash, and shared it on the Facebook page “Our Deployment: 101,” a sort of online support community for people affiliated with the military.

“I just thought I would share with you all what happened to me today!” Ford wrote when she posted the photo. “Came out of Dunkin’ Donuts and found this under my windshield wiper. There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now. Tears in my eyes. I just wish I could thank whoever did this! God bless our troops and all of those who stand behind them.”

By Tuesday morning, the post had a million and a half “likes,” had inspired more than 43,000 comments, and had been shared nearly 200,000 times.

“It was crazy!!” Ford said in an email to TODAY.com, adding that she’d spoken to her boyfriend Sunday night and told him about the gesture. “He was so touched, and he said it’s people like this that make him proud to be an American Soldier. We are forever grateful and we will DEFINITELY be paying it forward! God bless our troops!”

According to TODAY.com, her deployed boyfriend, Albert DeSimone, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division based in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Ford also said she hopes the photo will inspire others to appreciate the country’s military.

“They are all heroes,” she said. “I just happen to be in love with one.”

 

 

Super cute frog!

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So cute! This is a video of an African frog! I think this is super cute myself!

 

 

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Tiny frog with a strange squealing cry takes Internet by storm

By: Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com

Now starring wildly on the Internet is a tiny frog with the ability to puff up its body and produce a squealing cry that is intended to either advertise for mates or ward off potential predators. However, for people, the sound is more likely to inspire smiles and laughter, or be regarded as highly annoying.
This footage of the desert rain frog was captured recently in South Africa by Dean Boshoff, a wildlife photographer in Durban. He describes the sound, jokingly, as a “mighty war cry.” The clip has garnered more than 1.3 million views on YouTube.

The burrowing sand frog has been widely described in media reports as a Namaqua rain frog (Breviceps namaquensis), but an expert told News24 that it’s actually a desert rain frog (Breviceps macrops), which is similar.

Professor Alan Channing, an author of three books on African frogs, also said that the sound the frog was making is a distress call and implied that it might have been bothered by the close presence of the photographer, which it perceived as a predator.

Channing explained that all frogs call out in the same manner: by pushing air from their lungs over vocal chords.

Whatever this particular critter was trying to say, it sure seemed to be getting its point across.