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Re: Glorious Wins...
« Reply #105 on: October 16, 2013, 09:23:47 am »
I actually got a tear hearing about this. God **** amazing for one of the greatest wins ever.

'Grown men began to weep': Wounded soldier awakens in hospital to make 'salute seen around the world'

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A salute by an Army Ranger — hospitalized with serious wounds after a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan — is warming the hearts of many people after being posted online.

Cpl. Josh Hargis’ commander was at a military hospital awarding the seemingly unconscious soldier a Purple Heart for his injuries, pinning the medal to the blanket covering him.

And that's when Hargis surprisingly raised his arm to salute — struggling with his doctors and medical tubes to do so.

The commander sent a picture along with a letter about the incident to Hargis’ wife, Taylor, writing that "grown men began to weep" at the sight of the salute.

The commander added that it was “the single greatest event I have witnessed in my ten years in the Army.”

Hargis was wounded Oct. 6 when an Afghan woman detonated a suicide bomb vest, killing four members of his 3rd Army Ranger Battalion and wounding 12 other American soldiers, according to a report on the website of the soldier's hometown newspaper in Ohio, the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Taylor Hargis posted the picture along with the note on Facebook Oct. 12, where it has been shared more than 4,000 times. The story and picture were also distributed on the Guardian of Valor website, which called the picture the "the salute seen around the world."

The letter from the commander, according to Taylor Hargis' Facebook post, read in part:

"Josh, whom everybody in the room (over 50 people) assumed to be unconscious, began to move his right arm under the blanket in a diligent effort to salute the Commander as is customary during these ceremonies. Despite his wounds, wrappings, tubes, and pain, Josh fought the doctor who was trying to restrain his right arm and rendered the most beautiful salute any person in that room had ever seen. I cannot impart on you the level of emotion that poured through the intensive care unit that day.

It was assumed that Army Ranger Josh Hargis was unconscious during his Purple Heart ceremony in the hospital, but then he raised his arm in salute. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

"Grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speak volumes about Josh's courage and character. The picture, which we believe belongs on every news channel and every newspaper, is attached. I have it hanging above my desk now and will remember it as the single greatest event I have witnessed in my ten years in the Army."

Hargis, 24, is a 2007 graduate of of Dater High School on the city’s west side and attended the University of Cincinnati, NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati reported. He has since been moved from Afghanistan to Germany and onto San Antonio, Texas, the station said.

A reporter for another local station, WCPO, spoke to Hargis’ mother Laura Heitman, who said that Taylor and Josh Hargis are expecting their first child. Heitman also said she had recently talked to her son.

Her son, she said, “sounded amazing when I talked to him. He was in good spirits.”

Terri Wessel, who said she had taught Hargis in high school, told WCPO that the picture brought tears to her eyes.

“Seeing the picture of him saluting was the first I knew of him being injured,” Wessel told the station.”I teared up when I saw the picture but smiled at the same time as that picture summed up the type of man that Josh is. True American hero in my mind.”

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« Reply #106 on: October 16, 2013, 11:37:04 pm »
Totally agree.  :)
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« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2013, 07:13:23 am »
BatKid saves transformed 'Gotham City'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3s2fCpzyTk

This is sooooooooooo awesome! I love that an entire city would get behind this and make his wish a reality.
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« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2013, 11:37:06 am »
That is simply awesome.

Honestly I could not watch it all.  :'(
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« Reply #109 on: November 16, 2013, 11:38:23 am »
Honestly I could not watch it all.  :'(

Why not?
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« Reply #110 on: November 16, 2013, 11:40:08 am »
made me tear up

Some things just hit hard for me.
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« Reply #111 on: November 16, 2013, 11:41:20 am »
Oooooh. I was thinking more along the lines that you hate Superheroes enough to not want to watch it because of that. My bad.
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« Reply #112 on: November 16, 2013, 11:42:15 am »
And yes, I teared up.....because it was just awesome to see the kid living out his fantasy. Happy tears.
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« Reply #113 on: November 16, 2013, 12:35:33 pm »
Yea, happy tears.
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« Reply #114 on: January 02, 2014, 10:00:52 am »
This is really a fail (for Starbucks), but a win for the Brewery with it's sarcasm

Brewery to Starbucks: Here's $6


ST. LOUIS — A small Missouri brewery has responded to a cease and desist letter from Starbucks by sending the coffee chain giant a check to cover what it calls the profit from use of the word "Frappicino" — a check for $6.
Starbucks asked a brewery to stop using the name "Frappicino," spelled similarly to its blended beverages.

Starbucks asked a brewery to stop using the name "Frappicino," spelled similarly to its blended beverages.

Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in the St. Louis suburb of Cottleville named one of its brews the Frappicino, spelled just slightly differently than the name that Starbucks uses for its blended beverages. That prompted an attorney for Starbucks Coffee Co. to send Exit 6 a letter Dec. 9.

The letter from attorney Anessa Owen Kramer noted that the Seattle-based company "is the owner of a number of world-famous trademarks, including the well-known FRAPPUCCINO trademark." It said that the words are "phonetically identical" and that Exit 6's use of Frappicino "is likely to cause confusion, mistake."

In his sarcastic response letter, Exit 6 owner Jeff Britton also wrote that the brewery "never thought that our beer drinking customers would have thought that the alcoholic beverage coming out of the tap would have actually been coffee from one of the many, many, many stores located a few blocks away."

Exit 6 posted the letter on its Facebook site and responded with a letter to Kramer and "Mr. Bucks." The letter said Exit 6 would no longer use the term "Frappicino" and would instead refer to its beer as the "F Word."

Britton said in a telephone interview Tuesday that he brewed up a new batch of "The F Word" last Friday. By then, the dispute was already drawing attention on social media, and the beer sold out in three hours. He's contemplating making more, based on the calls, emails and Facebook messages of support he said he's received from around the world.

"It's been unbelievable," Britton said. "People are just saying, 'Hey, read the story, good job.' I'm getting emails and Facebook messages from Germany, China, England. People are just clamoring for it."

Starbucks spokeswoman Laurel Harper said the company was glad the brewery agreed to stop using the name.

"This was a respectful request asking Exit 6 to refrain from using the term 'Frappicino,' which differs by only one letter from our 'Frappuccino' product," she said by telephone. (Technically, it differs by two.)

"We always prefer to resolve trademark disputes informally and amicably, and we appreciate them respecting our request to avoid confusion among customers."
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« Reply #115 on: January 02, 2014, 06:43:47 pm »
I love my morning Starbucks, but I can't stand what they are though. I'm only in it for the drug induced coffee flavors that I shoot up in my veins for a quick pick me up.
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« Reply #116 on: January 29, 2014, 09:50:17 am »
I'll make the assumption, George Clooney did get on Reddit. Nonetheless, just fun banter that makes this a win.

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George Clooney came down off a wire on the set of the film "Tomorrowland" for an Ask Me Anything chat on Reddit on Tuesday. He introduced himself as "a filmmaker who's worked on films you may know" who was "also a guest star on 'The Golden Girls.'"

A post on the Facebook page for the film "Monuments Men" was used as proof for Redditors who may have wondered whether it was really Clooney they were lobbing questions at. And then the fun began, with talk of everything from making shoes to making movies to making the perfect sandwich. We've rounded up some of the best back and forth.

Q. What is a hobby of yours that most people don't know about?

    "I'm a cobbler, I like to make shoes."

Q. Who's a better cobbler, you or Daniel Day-Lewis?

    "Let me just tell you this. When Daniel Day-Lewis was spending all his time playing Lincoln, I was just fixing shoes. He's spending all the time focused on the hat, and the pipe, and getting into character, and I remained focused - with the overalls and the hammer."

Q. Have you hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio? I heard a story about how you kicked his ass at basketball.

    "It's true. That was a fun day. It's always fun when you play people younger than you and win. We're playing a bunch of six year olds tomorrow."

Q. Hey Mr. Clooney, glad to see you here. What was your reaction to being offered the role of Stan's dog in South Park? Did you accept right away or did you take some time to think about it?

    "Sparky the gay dog? It was sort of a surprise for me, I mean, here’s something odd, I had never played a dog before. To finally play Sparky the dog was something that I think pretty much completed my career."

Q.Why do you have such lonely eyes?

    "I actually have only one lonely eye. The other eye’s got nothin’ but friends."

Q. What was it like filming Up In the Air? Amazing movie by the way. Also, in general, how do celebrities feel when they get poked fun of at certain award ceremonies?

    "Usually it’s pretty funny. You know I got really good by Tina and Amy the other day and I’m working on getting them back in a big way. But for the most part most of the time when it’s bad it’s actually funny. ... Shows like that are designed to have fun with you without being devastatingly unkind. I’ve been the target of a couple of stupid jokes that didn’t work, but in general I’ve only seen a couple that were really vicious toward people, and they didn't work. When they don’t work you feel badly for the person doing it."

Q. Hey George, Welcome to Reddit! I loved the movie Gravity. You and Sandra have great chemistry together. Were there any funny moments that happened during shooting?

    "It’s tricky cause Sandy drinks so much that oftentimes it’s just hard to keep her upright. No, you know, Sandy and I have known each other for over 20 years ... Every time we’re together it’s funny. ... I’m sure people will assume people aren’t quite who they appear to be on screen — they’re shorter or taller or meaner or dumber — but Sandy is exactly what she appears on screen, an incredibly charming woman who’s really just fun to hang out with. Very smart and centered, even though she does drink a lot."

Q. I'm feeling hungry Mr. Clooney. What, in your eyes, is the perfect sandwich?

    "Oh the perfect sandwich. Well, good question. The perfect sandwich would be... I want to come up with two gorgeous actresses but I won't do that. Name your two. I don't know you know I'd have to think about it. I do like ham and avocado and a little tomato and a little mustard. Just a simple deli sandwich is great. You know, put some coleslaw in there."

Q. What's the one movie role you're most embarrassed / ashamed about, that you don't mind sharing? Surely the coolest man on earth has something to share?

    "Well I wasn’t thrilled with the nipples on the batsuit. You know that’s not something you really think about when you’re putting it on. You figure all batsuits have nipples and then you realize yours was really the first. Batman was just constantly cold I guess. But I have plenty of other things that I’m really obviously embarrassed about too. ..."

Q. Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses?

    "Can’t I do both? No, I want the duck-sized horses, I could take them. The saddles on them are so cute."
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« Reply #117 on: January 31, 2014, 02:21:06 pm »
Ha. Good post.
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« Reply #118 on: February 01, 2014, 12:30:59 pm »
Another Win in my book.
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« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2014, 09:35:02 am »
This is awesome...

Watch Billy Joel’s ‘Authentic Rock and Roll F— Up’ – and Absolutely Perfect Response

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We never did like the wise-asses who cheered derisively when a kid dropped his lunch tray in the cafeteria. So instead of focusing on how Billy Joel briefly messed up the tongue-twisting lyrics to his 1989 hit ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ in concert earlier this week, can we instead talk about how wonderfully he reacted?

As you can see above, about 30 seconds into performing the song in Toronto on March 9, Joel loses his place, quickly stops his band and addresses the crowd. First off, it’s good to know that there are no backing tracks that needed to be shut off along with the drums, keyboards and guitars. And it’s also refreshing to see that, unlike many performers of his era these days, Joel doesn’t use a TelePrompter in case moments like these arise.

But more importantly, Joel handled the moment with humor and self-deprecation, calling ‘Fire’ “One of the worst melodies I ever wrote,” and explaining why it’s so easy to get lost singing it: “It’s the same thing, verse after verse. Just the words change.” Then, after briefly considering skipping the song altogether, he starts it over and everybody goes home happy. And let’s also give full credit to his band, who kick back into the song without missing a step.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOp_cVluNg
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