Category: Social

Connecticut School Shooting: Morgan Freeman’s voice makes everything sound more credible

This is somewhat off topic from the news about the shooting, but still has something to do with it. I just thought it was an interesting observation. Don’t get me wrong, this shooting was a horrific, evil thing and it will never be justifiable in any way. Children’s lives were taken, and this is the most terrifying thing a parent or any one could ever hear of, let alone deal with. 

That being said, 

Everybody read this paragraph…

“You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.

It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations­, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem.”

Now, go back and re read the paragraph but just picture the man below softly narrating it as if you were watching a dramatic transition of a popular movie.

Morgan Freeman on Yesterday's Shootings

Ahhhh yes, Morgan Freeman’s most persuading and emotional narrative voice. Somehow, it makes the paragraph sound even more significant, moving, and provoking. Just by quoting this famous actor’s iconic voice for motivational narrations makes this paragraph, whoever said it, even more true.

Here’s the fact, people. Morgan Freeman never said this.

read this: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/morgan-freeman-denies-making-statement-school-shooting-013627371.html 

This is just another prime example of how easy it really is to cause something totally false to become viral and people to believe everything they see on the internet. While I may agree with this statement and it is hard to disagree with the seriousness of this issue, we still need to be on our guard of what we see and trust online no matter who we think says it.

there is hope for Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes’ driving skills.

 

The famously dangerous LiLo and Bynes have a chance at improving their driving skills with Goodyear tires.

LiLo and BynesThe popular paparazzi pair haven’t been able to improve their driving records for quite some time now. Feds actually had to take Bynes’ car away from her so she doesn’t kill anybody with it. Thank God. Everybody knows they just suck at driving and can’t keep their front bumpers off of someone else’s paint.

Goodyear actually cares about the girls' terrible driving record!Fortunately, someone noticed the need that these two ladies just need a little more education on how to drive. Our friends at Goodyear tires have officially requested that the car crashing couple visit their plant in Akron for free driving lessons! That is great! Somebody cares about them! Hopefully they take up the offer and learn how to successfully put on the brakes.

Here are the actual letters that Goodyear sent the two: Letters from Goodyear to the gals

http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/21/goodyear-lindsay-lohan-amanda-bynes-driving-lessons/

 

 

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biggest biceps in the world look disgusting.

 

Moustafa Ismail's biceps are gross

Overdoing it?

Moustafa Ismail officially has the biggest  biceps in the world coming in at a whopping 31 inches in diameter. But honestly, just look at this guy. He looks weird. His arms…. are.. just… well, they are disgusting. You know, I’m not so sure its just his bicep in there. It looks like his triceps are also contributing to his massively large arms. But I’m still not convinced that that’s all that is in the largest biceps in the world. There has to be a couple tumors or at least a few inflatable beach balls underneath his skin. And it isn’t exactly proportionate to the rest of his body. Definitely fake. How does he even put his short sleeves over those things? Just image when he is old and his beach ball biceps have deflated…. all that flabby skin just hangin’ there. He might just be able to apply for the largest chicken wings after this is over.

 

 

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pay your parking tickets in origami money. they’ll love it.

this guy.

Paying for your parking ticket in origami pigs? Perfect. In donut boxes? Even better. Looks like the officers there had wished those boxes were actually full of donuts. “I’m paying with legal tender.” That is right buddy. I wish he had refused to unfold them and made them do it, but honestly that is just awesome. Props to him for stickin it to the man. I fully expect somebody to top this in the next week or two. Challenge Accepted? Let me know what you find.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/man-pays-137-traffic-ticket-with-origami-pigs_n_1877766.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News

pardon me while I breastfeed my baby.

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/feminist-anthropology-professor-blasted-breastfeeding-during-class-190700686.html

Professor ends up bringing her sick infant into work… baby gets hungry. Hungry baby cries. Momma professor breastfeeds baby without stopping the lecture. Apparently this was mildly disturbing to some students and they reported the professor’s “breastfeed your baby at work day.” Not sure why you wouldn’t just pack a bottle… or hire a babysitter for the day?

 

“Please pass in your homework while I breastfeed my hungry baby.”

 

freshman in highschool has 65 year old boyfriend. what?

http://now.msn.com/jamie-kuntz-says-he-was-kicked-off-football-team-for-being-gay
ok gist of the story, Freshman high schooler on the football team got a concussion so he went and sat down next to his boyfriend. Oh yeah, freshman high schooler is gay and has a gay boyfriend. AND HE IS 65 YEARS OLD. They snuck a kiss and yada yada yada freshman gay high schooler is kicked off of the team.
Ok ok ok ok.. lets not get into the fact that they are gay. Who cares. whatever. BUT why is a 65 year old dating a freshman in high school?!?!?!??!?!!!!??!!!! That’s illegal. At least for heterosexual couples it is. Don’t you have to be over a certain age before your allowed to date your grandpa? This is just weird. I don’t even know.