"it’s amazing reading the amount of negativity about the ice bucket challenge. no, it is not perfect. yet…nothing is. wasting water? not great. testing on animals? also frightening. my sister alyson has been systematically breeding a killing zebra fish for the past 15 years to try to find a cure for leukemia. she quit her first job because the lab was experimenting on cats. she couldn’t take it. fish? she could take. everybody draws lines. life is messy. i wonder if the people writing those comments are all strict vegans. i wonder where they draw their lines. it’s hard.
my best friend anthony has a rare form of leukemia, and is about to have a bone marrow transplant. if it works it will save his life. i don’t know how much of that technology was tested on animals. i know it’s probably not simple.
alyson and i watched our older step-brother, karl, die of ALS, when i was about 21, alyson was 25, and karl was about 27. it was really horrific. karl was gorgeous and talented and strong and hilarious. an idol to us. he played bass, started bands, painted, introduced me to rocky horror, the cure and the cocteau twins. watching him deteriorate slowly; first losing sensation in him hands and wondering what the hell was wrong. then asking my parents at our dinner table if they had any theories about what it might be (his dad, my step-father john, is a PhD and usually has answers), then watching him relegated to a wheelchair, then to a bed….then dead. it was fucking tragic. i still haven’t made sense of it, years later.
if there had been a cure for ALS, and karl could be here now, if he could be part of my life, part of my family, sharing music and art with me….? coming to my gigs? playing bass on my records? painting masterpieces? able to come to thanksgiving this year, where there’s always an empty space where he once was?
i’m not sure what i would give to have that.
i know i would give a bucket of water.
i know i’d probably give more than that.
but i don’t have that choice. he’s gone and he’s not coming back. ” — My Comments :
"Tacos: the only antidepressant specifically formulated to be freaking delicious! Director/Editor: Nathaniel Miller - http://forresfossil.com Director of Phot… ” — My Comments : So… I’m thinking tacos for dinner.
"Check out the Kia Hamsters’ fully charged 2015 Soul EV and get a preview of the Maroon 5 new song, “Animals” featured in the 2014 MTV VMAs. Suspenders? Check… " — My Comments : Kia knows how to sell the Soul…. or Hamsters. Because now I want both.
"St. Louis- On Tuesday, while tensions continued to simmer in Ferguson, just a few miles away 25-year-old Kajieme Powell was gunned down by St. Louis cops. Officers claimed that they were in fear of their lives as Powell charged at them with a knife. They claim he had the knife in an “overhand grip”… " — My Comments : Warning: Video contains strong subject matter.
This. Suicide-by-cop is likely how this will end up, but non-lethal training should be must.
"They could have tazed that man."
I agree that this guy was asking for trouble, but does anyone have an objection to that statement?
"The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing. " — My Comments : Very informative if you’re interested in how glasses are made.
"Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). " — My Comments : Ha! #Me - Thoigh I’d recommend avoiding SELECT * as a matter if practice.
"Siri knows a lot of stuff: the number of teaspoons in a tablespoon, the capital of North Dakota, the average cost of gas. But Siri does not know—or at least won’t tell you—the best way to commit whatever crime you are in the process of committing. You can see why… " — My Comments : "Wouldn’t using the tracking technology in your phone violate the 5th amendment?" Hmmm… I guess not.
"Its homework time again. This time, lets tackle an interesting & everyday problem. Lets introduce our protagonist of the story - Jack. Jack likes " — My Comments : I think I was tricked by Chandoo.org this morning.
"These gorgeous steampunk versions of Disney characters come from the mind of DeviantArtist MecaniqueFairy who has taken everyone to a whole new world. Each " — My Comments : Steampunk Disney?! Awesome work. :)
"On your left! Before going into battle, Cap and Team discuss their options and realize they’ve had something very useful in their possession all along. Thank… " — My Comments : Okay, this is pretty funny.
"Those of you who have been to a club know this video speaks the truth. I’ve actually had a good time while clubbing once or twice butttt the majority of the … " — My Comments : Viktoriya - I’m just sayin’
"Lecture of Sheng - the ancient Chinese instrument NSO 講座「古老、傳統又現代的中國樂器～笙」 play by the young Sheng player Li-chin Li 現場示範演奏：台灣青年笙演奏家─李俐錦 For making audience t… " — My Comments : I MUST have this instrument!!! It’s so cute!! #WantWantWant http://ift.tt/1fasGu3
"I recognize Comcast’s shortcomings. But as a guy running a tech company I also have to admit something: I admire Comcast. And you should too. For a few good reasons. " — My Comments : "Let’s not forget that when you hate on Comcast you’re also hating on a lot of good people who are doing good work."
Yes, I do take it personally when my friends on Facebook post negative statements about the company I work for. Maybe I shouldn’t, but I do. I do because I work hard to try to make changes when I see something I think should be improved, yet I still see the bashing. Especially in situations where media has over-simplified the issue at hand.
I think any business is a lot more complicated than most people give credit to.
If you ever have a Comcast issue that you have trouble getting resolved, PM me, text me, or call me. I may not be able to resolve it, but I will do everything I can to help you get it resolved.
"Experience the first official trailer for THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER 3D SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favourite sea-dwelling i… " — My Comments : #Yes http://ift.tt/1uKBC7r
"As parents, we lie all the time. About the Easter Bunny or Santa or the Tooth Fairy, about how long 10 minutes is, about whether or not we remembered they wanted to have grilled cheese for dinner again… We lie a lot. But one thing I never lie about… " — My Comments :
"Big Money Rustlas is an American Westerncomedy film directed by Paul Andresen. The film is the prequel to the 2000 film Big Money Hustlas. Joseph Bruce wrote the story, and he, Andresen, and Studebaker Duchamp adapted the story into a screenplay. Their writing was influenced by classic Western films… " — My Comments : What!? Someone thought it was a good idea to put $1.5M into this?
"Her message isn’t new, about owning our natural appearance and not having to "try" in order to merit acceptance and praise, but this music…… " — My Comments : If you like make-up, wear it. If you don’t, don’t. Skinny, curvy, plain, exotic, it is all about you. Be you. Don’t worry what "others" think. Anyone who judges you negatively for it doesn’t belong in your circle anyway. If you don’t like something about yourself, work on it, but by all means, do it for yourself, not anyone else. ^.^ #BeYou