You ask what can be worse than death? How about in Kensington, Canada, they make people who are arrested for DUI listen to Nickleback as punishment.
Since it is the season to drink at holiday parties and drive home, they don’t want the people of their city to do that. Therefore they came up with a plan to prevent that from happening. Get arrested for driving under the influence and you will suffer the wrath of having to listen to Nickleback as you sober up behind bars. Talking about really needing a drink and a getaway car.
But seriously, it is a great idea in order to prevent alcohol related accidents from happening.
Why did they chose their national joke’s music for torture instead of their other one Justin Bieber? They picked them because Chad Kroger was arrested for DUI.
And remember if you are too drunk to drive, then call a cab or ask someone to pick you up. This way you can unwrap presents under the tree with your loved ones this year and every year moving forward. If you are really good, then Santa won’t leave a Nickleback CD in your stocking. That is worse than getting coal in there.
When Donald Trump was elected, those of us who are not Straight White Christian Men became afraid. We are afraid that his administration that is anti Women and Same-Sex rights and Freedom of Religion will create an unsafe environment for those of us who don’t look and act like the Vice President Elect.
Yesterday that man, Mike Pence, attended a Hamilton performance and the musical’s star had a message for him. Brandon Victor Dixon implored him to listen to what he has to say, “We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out…Vice President-Elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us. We truly thank you for sharing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”
Pence came into our house, and as a guest I hope he heard what we have to say. We want to America to keep moving forward and not backwards into a time where people of different colors, races, religions, sex and sexual preference were not allowed to be free. That is not asking for too much.
If you can’t handle what a man so eloquently had to say to you, then maybe you should not be a heartbeat away from being President.
Don’t send your goon, I mean President Elect Donald Trump, to do your dirty work. Do it yourself.
As we say in NYC, grow a pair! Because what Brandon Victor Dixon said is how most Americans feel and he did not say anything offensive or threatening or anything that warrants an apology. He spoke from the heart, something I don’t think you or your goon have.
And with that my tricorn is off to the cast of Hamilton!
UPDATE: Lin-Miranda Manuel Tweeted this response to his casts’ peaceful and inspirational message, “Proud of @HamiltonMusical. Proud of @BrandonVDixon, for leading with love. And proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theater.”
UPDATE 2: Brandon Victor Dixon had this to say to Donald Trump who told him to apologize to Pence, “@realDonaldTrump conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen.” Amen!
Trump has a lot of nerve to ask anyone to apologize when he can’t do it himself.
Criss Angel’s precious son, Johnny, is thankfully in remission from lymphoblastic leukemia. Instead of moving on, the Las Vegas magician created a charity “to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and provide funds for research, treatment, and ultimately a cure.” Criss Angel‘s HELP: Heal Every Life Possible decided to use Twisted Sister’s song We’re Not Gonna Take It as their anthem. According to Rolling Stone, not only did the Metal band’s record company give the nonprofit the song’s licensing fee for free, Dee Snider, who’s friends with Angel, donated his time to rework a recording of the tune.
The Rocker also released a video for it that was directed by Angel. The music video was shot in a Nevada desert as the mother of a cancer victim got her head shaved. It also shows several young children who are battling the awful disease. If this doesn’t make you cry because it is so beautifully done, then I don’t know what to say.
Everything about it, is how we should feel about children getting cancer. We are not gonna take it anymore! What a powerful way to get that message across.
On September 12th, all the biggest names in Las Vegas, are getting together to take part in HELP fundraiser where “100% of every cent donated will go directly to fund pediatric cancer research.” If you cannot make it to the event, them you can bid on many of the awesome items that up for auction now.
Hopefully, if all goes the way it should, some day soon, no parent will ever hear their child has cancer.
Sometimes we all need a good story with a happy ending and here is one that will bring a smile to your face.
A mama duck with her 9 babies was doing some sightseeing near a very busy highway entrance when her babies fell through a grate. Someone alerted Caltrans and CHP about the emergency and they rushed over to rescue the baby ducks. They lifted the metal bars and climbed down into the smelly hole. One officer was armed only with a cardboard box, and he could not catch them all. Therefore, another officer joined him and came up with only one duckling while his partner came up with 8. Then the 9 babies were reunited with their mom and off on their way. Hopefully they learned their lesson to follow their mama bird and not go exploring in places they don’t know.
When it comes to the officers, I am sure it was a much welcomed break from their daily routine. You know, to chase the chirp and not perp. One they can’t wait to share with their friends and family when they get home. Hopefully none of their loved ones were serving them Duck a l’Orange. Things could get awkward if they did.
When we think of firefighters, we think of them as rough and tumble men who fight fires. In reality they do a lot more than that. For example, yesterday four firemen from Oklahoma City Fire Department’s Engine 30 rescued six baby ducklings from a storm drain. When they were done, the baby ducks followed their mother home and the boys left one of their own under the ground.
Proving not only can they be our manly heroes, they can also be cute boys who love to play pranks on each other.
That is why they get their own calendars and we buy them!