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More than 170K people sign petition to honor Houston's 'Mattress Mack' who offered Harvey survivors a safe place to stay

More than 170K people sign petition to honor Houston's 'Mattress Mack' who offered Harvey survivors a safe place to stay
More than 170K people sign petition to honor Houston's 'Mattress Mack' who offered Harvey survivo...

McIngvale said he's not concerned at all about his merchandise and still plans to sell it after the storm.

"We’ll have a Harvey floor model sale, or something. I’ll come up with some shtick," he said with a laugh. "These people are nice. They’re taking care of the furniture. Furniture’s made to be sat on, slept on, laid on, whatever. It's just a product. It ain't gonna hurt it."

Something tells me he won't have any issue either mattress sales ever again

Something tells me he won't have any issue either mattress sales ever again

Think again. He'll make a fortune in the next months, but once everyone will have bought their matress nobody will buy a new one in the next 10 years or more.

I am surprised he hasn't been honored already. He is probably our most widely known and respected citizen in the metroplex. In recent years second closest would probably be JJ Watt. From childhood I also remember some guy with a chainsaw, Hilton Furniture I think, but I don't really know much about him personally.

Nah, these days people move around more often because of career advancement. The end result is people buying new furniture every 5 years because it is more economical to leave/donate/trash the old stuff.

Hundreds of love letters between two gay World War II soldiers were found and are being made into a book. In one, one of them wrote, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if all our letters could be published in the future in a more enlightened time. Then all the world could see how in love we are."

Hundreds of love letters between two gay World War II soldiers were found and are being made into a book. In one, one of them wrote, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if all our letters could be published in the future in a more enlightened time. Then all the world could see how in love we are."
Hundreds of love letters between two gay World War II soldiers were found and are being made into...

But was this a love story with a happy ending?

Probably not. At one point, Mr Bradley was sent to Scotland on a mission to defend the Forth Bridge. He met and fell in love with two other men. Rather surprisingly, he wrote and told Mr Bowsher all about his romances north of the border. Perhaps even more surprisingly, Mr Bowsher took it all in his stride, writing that he "understood why they fell in love with you. After all, so did I".

There seems to be a very free attitude towards sex, love, and relationships in the gay community. My best friend recently came out of the closet in a big way and, while I am very proud of him, it's been a bit of a Rollercoaster for his family and I as he adjusts to his new life. I know he will figure it out eventually. Anyway sorry about getting sidetracked. Either way yeah the gay community seems to feel differently about sex, love, and relationships.

Edit: Some of you guys are disgusting bigots who should be ashamed of yourselves. I don't give a fuck how high the HIV rate is or how much "God hates Faggots" I think Matt is a fuckin gem regardless of who he is or isn't fucking. Finally if you think HIV or AIDS is a "homo disease" then get fucked and stop messaging me.

When my bff came out of the closest, I almost got whiplash from the sheer amount of lovers/boyfriends that he went through the first year. I eventually stopped trying to remember their names. Except for one who was mature, hard working, had a good job. I liked that dude, but unfortunately my friend wasn't ready for that.

And he "fell in love" with someone and then had his heart broken once a month, which also meant every 3-6 weeks he would crash on my couch, eat all of my snacks and sob while we watched sappy movies.

He evened out though. I think he just had to make up for all the pent up... energy... That he had for his entire teenage years.

That happens a lot in the gay community. We rarely ever had the chance to go through a awkward dating phase at a younger age so they go through it later in life. I was one of the rare ones that ended up having my weird dating phase pretty young.

Shadow of War developer who died of cancer immortalised as an in-game orc slayer. Money from selling that DLC will be sent to his family.

Shadow of War developer who died of cancer immortalised as an in-game orc slayer. Money from selling that DLC will be sent to his family.
Shadow of War developer who died of cancer immortalised as an in-game orc slayer. Money from sell...

Just FYI, according to the Shadow of War twitter, only the US will have their $ go to the family(and that's limited to all states that aren't AL, HI, IL, MA, MS, SC). Until further clarified, people outside of the US will probably have their money go to WB.

EDIT: Just 1 family.

EDIT 2: Here is the tweet in case anyone wants to read it for themselves and ask developers questions on this.

EDIT 3: For future fans of the game, here is the closest thing to an official Discord(voice & text chat application) server. The devs visit this server semi frequently and we're currently getting in touch with them on setting up a GoFundMe page, so people who feel like can contribute.

EDIT 4: Got something more direct, you can donate straightup over here, or you can buy Mike's music over here. Monolith (the devs) used Mike's music for the trailer in the tweet, in case you liked it you can get an album that he finished for his bucketlist.

Considering it excluded 6 seemingly random states I'd guess it's at least partly due to different laws.

That's...Not really nice. Is it due to differences in legislation or is WB just being a dick ?

Edit : I wonder how many people can misunderstand my point completely before I get it across....

WB Games will donate $3.50 of every Forthog Orc-Slayer purchase to the Forgey family through 31st December 2019, Monolith said.

Hope this will help the family. Thanks to WB.

Skilled excavator operator saves deer stuck in mud

Skilled excavator operator saves deer stuck in mud
Skilled excavator operator saves deer stuck in mud

That was like an act of god for the deer.

"THE CLAAAAWWW!"

If reddit has taught me anything this deer is going to run right back into the mud.

Deus ex machina, literally.

That poor deer is too confused to be grateful. 'WTF just happened?!'

Trapped Mexican bakers make 'pan dulce' bread for hundreds of Harvey victims

Trapped Mexican bakers make 'pan dulce' bread for hundreds of Harvey victims
Trapped Mexican bakers make 'pan dulce' bread for hundreds of Harvey victims

Pan dulce is probably the best bread ever! What an amazing job these bakers did!

Let me tell you, people. When Mexico sends its people, they ARE sending their best. They're sending you. They're sending PEOPLE LIKE YOU. They're sending people that have lots of LOVE, and they're bringing that LOVE to us. They're bringing BREAD. They're bringing RELIEF. They're HUMAN BEINGS. And MOST, I assume, are GOOD PEOPLE.

I really hope one of these guys is named Jesus.

I love pan dulce ❤️

11-year-old friends who just finished lifeguard course rescue 2 swimmers at local beach

11-year-old friends who just finished lifeguard course rescue 2 swimmers at local beach
11-year-old friends who just finished lifeguard course rescue 2 swimmers at local beach

Awesome job girls! Amazing to be a hero at that young of an age.

I was a lifeguard for 10 years. I was a lifeguard instructor for 4 years. I taught water safety and swimming related Boy Scout Merit badges. I guarded thousands of swimmers over thousands of hours. At times I was responsible for leading 20 other lifeguards in systematic searches of dark water for potentially missing swimmers. I had a fantastic tan, bleach blonde hair, cool sunglasses and could twirl a whistle better than anyone you know. I was a boss lifeguard.

.....I never made one save...not one....

someone who can't/isn't good at swimming? panic? there could be a whole bunch of reasons, but we won't know because we weren't there. but what we do know is that those 3 girls happened to be there and helped them.

"this girl in the water she was about twenty and her friend asked that we go help her" who asks 11 year olds to help their drowning friend??

Elderly people posted on reddit a couple times waiting to get rescued got finally rescued

Elderly people posted on reddit a couple times waiting to get rescued got finally rescued
Elderly people posted on reddit a couple times waiting to get rescued got finally rescued

This is so terrifying to me. I know they were airlifted but jut seeing how helpless that situation looks. Thankful for people who came to the rescue.

Can we talk about the grandmom finishing her knitting during a natural disaster? I don't care how ugly that sweater is. Little Timmy is going to wear it.

Imagine sitting in a flooding nursing home thinking you've been abandoned to die... I can't imagine how depressing that must have been. Glad to see a positive note in such a sad story.

Cosy little home they had though. Wonder if that popcorn machine works. Bet they have wicked mad movie nights.

Brewery stops bottling beer to bottle water for Harvey victims

Brewery stops bottling beer to bottle water for Harvey victims
Brewery stops bottling beer to bottle water for Harvey victims

In the big St Louis/Mississippi River floods of 1993 I volunteered to sandbag a couple times. We'd get pallets of Anheuser Busch water. It helps that Busch is based in St Louis, of course, but it was kind of a neat thing to see them pitching in and delivering us hydration.

My first reaction was to go for the easy joke of "Anheuser Busch water, what's the difference?" But it really is awesome that they decided to pitch in and help everyone involved with the recovery effort.

I will drink just about anything in the right circumstances. When I want to savor and enjoy beer I like the craft beers and micro brews. When it's time to wash down a burger or to hang with my buddy and smoke the fish we've caught I don't mind a pisswater from St Louis, Milwaukee, or Golden Colorado. There are different beers for different circumstances. Thankfully some are less expensive than others, like the PBR I'm nursing right now!

They should make short beer to stave off the disease.

Man follows suicidal woman onto beam over East Village subway platform, talks her out of jumping

Man follows suicidal woman onto beam over East Village subway platform, talks her out of jumping
Man follows suicidal woman onto beam over East Village subway platform, talks her out of jumping

I bet a lot of people have dissuaded someone from committing suicide by the most insignificant kind gesture. It's a good reason to be kind to everyone you interact with.

Before becoming Crocodile Dundee one of Paul Hogan's jobs was a rigger on Sydney Harbour bridge and he talked a number of jumpers off the bridge. I remember him saying in an interview once that one time he simply asked this guy if he would buy him a beer and then he'd get the second round - you can't get more Aussie than that. The guy just needed someone to acknowledge his existence and to have a basic conversation with. The reason they put the "talk the guy off the ledge" scene in the second film was because of these experiences.

Years ago I randomly texted a friend one night. I hadn't talked to him in a while and it was just a "Hey, thinking of you, hope everything is good in your life" type of text. He told me years later that when he got that text he had been cleaning his gun, about to put it in his mouth and kill himself. I guess my point is you never know when some small gesture of kindness will have an impact on someone who is struggling. Let people know you care about them!

In college, very late one night, I saw an acquaintance walking along the side of the road and offered her a ride. She got in the car and it was obvious she'd been crying. Asked her what was up and she didn't want to talk, but started sobbing. I couldn't take her home like this so we just drove around. Started talking about school and mutual friends, and when she calmed down we went to Denny's for coffee and pie.

Later, she told me that she was on her way to the bridge and whether or not she could have gone through with that when she got there, she'll never know, but watching the sunrise over coffee and chocolate pie with a girl she barely knew, but seemed to genuinely give a shit that she existed, changed her mind.

We became very close friends, and though we live in different parts of the world, stay in constant contact almost 20 years later.

It amazes me how something so insignificant to me at the time was so life-changing to someone else.

10 year old saves 2 year old brother's life after learning CPR by watching The Rock do it in his favourite movie San Andreas

10 year old saves 2 year old brother's life after learning CPR by watching The Rock do it in his ...

Dwayne Johnson heard about this and is going to fly him and his family out to Vancouver because he wants to meet him!

The real news is that someone's favorite movie is San Andreas.

If you follow Dwayne Johnson on Facebook:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155918109984384&id=406433779383

Looks to be true

Really? That's pretty cool if that's true

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