The cream will rise to the top, oh yeah.
A bit too traditional for my taste.
OOOH YEAHHHH! The Macho Man bringing you Christmas like ONLY The Macho Man can! So jingle your bells, kiddies! And you better not be naughty! Otherwise you're in store for an elbow drop straight from atop the Tower of Power! Ohhhhh Yeahhhhhh!
Hey, OP! This is super touching and ridiculously kind of you. I work at Harmonix and was here to ask if you'd like some song codes for that PS4. More songs keeps the kids less bored (and keeps the adults more sane so they don't have to hear the same two over and over!) and music's one of the great escapes. Feel free to PM me!
They didn't know how to play since they were too poor to afford anything but free phone games. At least they had fun. I'm going back today to play more and teach guitar to them before the shelter closes. I got the day off so it is fine.
These kids need hope and love. I gave them that and to everyone was happy.
This is wholesome as fuck but that kid has horrendous form on the drums. I call next.
I am in Ventura county in the middle of the Thomas Fire. My town is safe, but several houses have burned in town. More in the neighboring cities. After securing my own house I volunteered at the local shelter after hearing a whole community of trailers was wiped out. I have gone there preaching as a JW so I know these people. I knew there were kids living there and lost everything they knew.
I couldn't sit by thinking these kids, who had lost everything they knew, would be in a shelter with no way to distract themselves from the raging inferno so I did the first thing that came to mind. I got my two gaming pcs, ps4, and several board games, loaded them to my car and took them to the shelter.
After setting up with help from volunteers here the kids immediately played Rockband, sonic mania and classic, and several kids games they knew from Mobile but we're on steam.
The kids were so entertained and the adults played board games with me at another table near by. Everyone was distracted from the fire nd the other volunteers loved it.
Thomas Fire has burned down many homes, but at least these people won't go thinking they lost hope of being kids and having fun and neighbors didn't care. I'll see if I can host a regular game day in the center they are in soon after to just keep playing.
Stay safe and always volunteer. People need to know you love them and not show apathy. Be active in your community and help out on disaster.
Good job, Australia. Good job, mate.
It's such a great day, especially to see the conservatives fail so catastrophically
Right step into the future.
I just named it Cinnamon
A loaf in the making!
A dog's loyalty knows no bounds. Not even death.
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For some context:
AUGUST 25, 2011
Navy SEAL, Jon Tumilson, lay in a coffin draped in an American flag, in front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog refused to leave him behind. Tumilson's Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by Tumilson's casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in Tumilson's hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up to the casket at the beginning of the service and then dropped down with a heaving sigh as about 1,500 mourners witnessed a dog accompanying his master until the end, reported CBS.
The photo was snapped by Tumilson's cousin, Lisa Pembleton, and posted on her Facebook page in memory of the San Diego resident. Tumilson, 35, was one of 30 American troops, including 22 Navy SEALs, who were killed when a Taliban insurgent shot down a Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade on Aug. 6.
According to the story, Hawkeye was such a huge part of Tumilson's life that his family actually followed the dog down the aisle as they entered the church, and then, as one of Tumilson's friends approached the stage to give a speech Hawkeye followed him and then laid down if front of the casket, where he remained for the entire service.
According to here:
One of Tumilson's friends from Fort Bragg, N.C., has now adopted Hawkeye.
The same friend had watched the chocolate lab while Tumilson was deployed...
Hawkeye may find himself in the limelight once again in November when the University of Iowa's football team --- the Hawkeyes --- honors fallen service men and women, including Iowa native Tumilson, at a home game in November. The university is working with the Tumilson family to determine what role the dog will play in the day's events.
If it takes forever, I will wait for you...
Are you a bot or a god? I just want to say your continued background information posts are friggin' awesome! Imho you deserve your close-to-a-million karma for the effort.
On the 10th day of Christmas my true love sent to me
10 flip flops flippin' 9 pluggers poppin' 8 thongs flappin 7 jandles slipping 6 havanias heating
5 sun burnt toes
4 slippery sandals 3 skimpy shoes 2 odd socks And a plugger formed a Christmas tree
Unless there are 57 deadly snakes and spiders around, its not Australian.
This brought tears of joy, from all three eyes.
i will raise you this
Did anyone else ever cook an egg, then remove all the white so there was only the yolk still in it's thin, clear wrapping, then eat it?
Ninja fools the best of eyes
Looks like my muscles after 3 days at gym.
Looks like a Mandarin Orange. You don’t fool me.
It’s not like anyone wanted the fire to start.
Life gets real when your house burns down. Sorry for your family’s loss.
This is just horrible, my house and business burned, breaks my heart to see others go through this, my thoughts and prayers to them.
Very sad. I'm packed just in case. I was up north for their recent fires and was less than a mile from the evacuation zone. I moved south and now I'm not taking any chances with these winds...
She looks hot af.
This. girl. is on fireeee
See...the older you get, the more candles you get, the more likely you are to die.
Great time for the silly string...
Wow- the metal sign is on fire. That's nuts.
That is when you just walk the other way.
This looks like something from an apocalypse movie.