The Feelgood Thread!

full of good shit from around the planet

For discussion of politics, and what's going on in the world today.

Moderators: Blip, The_Metatron

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#61  Postby Agrippina » Feb 27, 2013 1:40 pm

Illegitimi non carborundum
User avatar
Agrippina
 
Posts: 36689
Age: 109
Female

Country: South Africa
South Africa (za)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#62  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Feb 27, 2013 1:44 pm

Considering the offer to move in with his sister, I wonder what he needs to think about? Oh well a very honest man who is about to get a fair chunk of change hopefully he can turn his life around and live in comfort for a bit.
I. This is Not a Game
II. Here and Now, You are Alive
User avatar
DarthHelmet86
RS Donator
 
Posts: 10344
Age: 34
Male

Country: Australia
Australia (au)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#63  Postby Aern Rakesh » Feb 27, 2013 2:22 pm

Doubtdispelled wrote:
jez9999 wrote:
Aca wrote:faith in humanity restored for a while....

[video]

Seems a bit patronizing to me... pass him the ball just coz he's developmentally challenged.


Jeeze, I wish we had a mean-spirited-shit-post-of-the-week award.

:(


Indeed. Thankfully neither the crowd, nor both teams, nor his mother, nor the guy himself seemed to see it that way.

I'm glad this thread is still going as well...
Image
User avatar
Aern Rakesh
RS Donator
 
Posts: 13582
Age: 71
Female

Country: UK (London)
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#64  Postby Agrippina » Feb 27, 2013 5:11 pm

Yep, sometimes we need to just "feel good."
Illegitimi non carborundum
User avatar
Agrippina
 
Posts: 36689
Age: 109
Female

Country: South Africa
South Africa (za)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#65  Postby Tbickle » Feb 27, 2013 5:30 pm

Jhaquiel Reagan, Indianapolis Teen, Walks 10 Miles In Freezing Weather And Snow To Job Interview
By Carey Vanderborg | February 27 2013 12:10 PM

Jhaquiel Reagan, an Indianapolis teen, set out to walk 10 miles in the freezing cold to a job interview before he was picked up by a complete stranger and given a job, no questions asked.

Reagan, 18, was en route early Friday morning to another part of the city for a 1 pm job interview at an Indianapolis Dairy Queen when he stopped to ask Art Bouvier, the proprietor of Papa Roux, a Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis for directions.

Bouvier told WLFI-TV in Indianapolis that he was laying rock salt outside the establishment after an ice storm before he was approached by a teen who asked him how far it was to 10th and Sherman.

'And I'm thinking we're at 10th and Post. I said, "Buddy that's probably six, seven miles." I said, "You'd be better off on a bus especially in this weather." He just said, "Okay, thank you." And he kept going.'

...

“I’m thinking to myself, here’s a kid walking almost 10 miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at minimum wage,” Bouvier told Fox 59.

Bouvier then told Reagan that even if

he was offered the Dairy Queen position, he would double his salary if he came to work at Papa Roux instead. In Indiana, the state’s minimum wage is $7.25 an hour

Reagan happily accepted the generous offer and started his job this past Monday.

“It’s crazy. I don’t even know. It’s really crazy,” Reagan told Fox 59. “My heart’s just racing right now. I’m just too excited, just excited to start.”

...

Reagan told Fox 59 that his mother had passed two years ago and was forced to drop out of high school in order to get a job to support his brothers and sisters.


http://www.ibtimes.com/jhaquiel-reagan- ... eo-1105996
"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
-Thomas Paine
User avatar
Tbickle
 
Posts: 3919

Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#66  Postby Wiðercora » Feb 27, 2013 5:50 pm

That doesn't make me feel good at all.
If the unemployed learned to be better managers they would be visibly better off, and I fancy it would not be long before the dole was docked correspondingly.
-- George Orwell


Infrequently updated photo blog.
User avatar
Wiðercora
 
Name: Call me 'Betty'.
Posts: 7079
Age: 30
Male

Country: The Grim North.
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#67  Postby Tbickle » Feb 27, 2013 6:47 pm

Wiðercora wrote:That doesn't make me feel good at all.


No? It's a terrible situation, but I thought that his desire to step up for his family and that someone recognized his dedication was nice. Just hearing how much it meant to him made me feel better about the story.
"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
-Thomas Paine
User avatar
Tbickle
 
Posts: 3919

Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#68  Postby Aern Rakesh » Feb 28, 2013 8:18 am

I thought it was indeed a great story Tbickle! It's the "random acts of kindness from strangers" thing.
Image
User avatar
Aern Rakesh
RS Donator
 
Posts: 13582
Age: 71
Female

Country: UK (London)
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#69  Postby Aca » Mar 09, 2013 9:38 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21719848

Mind the Gap returns after wife's plea


A 40-year-old "mind the gap" recording once heard across the Tube is returning to one station - so the widow of the actor behind it can hear his voice.

Oswald Laurence's announcement used to be heard all over London, but it was phased out until only Embankment used it. Finally it disappeared there too.

His wife recently asked for a copy, saying she used to go to the station after his death to hear his voice.

After the request Transport for London decided to restore it to Embankment.
on an island marooned in the Middle Ages
User avatar
Aca
 
Posts: 3447
Age: 44
Male

Country: Malta
Malta (mt)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#70  Postby Loren Michael » Mar 09, 2013 9:59 am

This has been around for a few days but someone made a Nine Inch Nails/Carly Rae Jepson mashup.

It's really good.
Image
User avatar
Loren Michael
 
Name: Loren Michael
Posts: 7411

Country: China
China (cn)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#71  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 13, 2013 7:59 pm

Not exactly "good news" but it certainly made me laugh!

A DRUNK man set fire to a packet of peanuts and tried making love to an ambulance, North Devon Magistrates' Court has heard.

[cont]
We are alive, so the universe must be said to be alive. We are its consciousness as well as our own. We rise out of the cosmos and see its mesh of patterns, and it strikes us as beautiful. And that feeling is the most important thing in all the universe.
User avatar
Nostalgia
 
Posts: 9266
Age: 34
Male

Country: Earth
Scotland (ss)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#72  Postby Ironclad » Mar 14, 2013 1:13 am

I burst a lung laughing at this. I was walking between pubs in Barnstaple recently & saw this on one of those sandwich boards outside the newsagents. They wouldn't let me have the poster evne when I offered a couple of quid.
This evil criminal lives in my town. :facepalm: Yeppers, it is this exciting around here. "hey, let's go fuck an ambulance"
For Van Youngman - see you amongst the stardust, old buddy

"If there was no such thing as science, you'd be right " - Sean Lock

"God ....an inventive destroyer" - Broks
User avatar
Ironclad
RS Donator
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Nudge-Nudge
Posts: 23455
Age: 51
Male

Country: Wink-Wink
Indonesia (id)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#73  Postby amok » Mar 14, 2013 3:53 am

I'm not sure why, but I found...
But he was then spotted on CCTV in a phone box setting light to a packet of peanuts while also punching them.

...even funnier than the ambulance thing. :drunk:
User avatar
amok
RS Donator
 
Posts: 4366
Age: 62
Female

Country: Canada
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#74  Postby Aern Rakesh » Mar 15, 2013 8:57 pm

Another Eldad Hagar rescue story. This time of a very sick pit bull. (This is a shortened version of the rescue, which actually took hours.)

Video of his rescue:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgbgch6v42E[/youtube]

And then an update after he had been found a home, when he goes back to visit his foster mother.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJxVdI9jkAM[/youtube]
Image
User avatar
Aern Rakesh
RS Donator
 
Posts: 13582
Age: 71
Female

Country: UK (London)
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#75  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 15, 2013 9:39 pm

Goddammit, Nora. Why do these videos exploit my love for doggies and then play that crappy music to trigger the fee-fees? Must... fight... back... emotional... response. Argh!

Lovely dug, though. I'm glad things turned out well for him. :smile:
OFFICIAL MEMBER: QUANTUM CONSTRUCTOR CONSCIOUSNESS QUALIA KOALA COLLECTIVE.
User avatar
LucidFlight
RS Donator
 
Name: Kento
Posts: 10716
Male

Country: UK/US/AU/SG
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#76  Postby Aca » Mar 18, 2013 9:19 pm

See the inspiring story of brothers Conner and Cayden Long, who were the recipients of Sports Illustrated Kids 2012 SportsKids of the Year award. Although Cayden has cerebral palsy it hasn't stopped him from competing in triathlons with his older brother Conner.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Lax4zFFoA[/youtube]

:thumbup:

more:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PayaKY7O9f8[/youtube]
on an island marooned in the Middle Ages
User avatar
Aca
 
Posts: 3447
Age: 44
Male

Country: Malta
Malta (mt)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#77  Postby Wiðercora » Mar 18, 2013 9:29 pm

MacIver wrote:Not exactly "good news" but it certainly made me laugh!

A DRUNK man set fire to a packet of peanuts and tried making love to an ambulance, North Devon Magistrates' Court has heard.

[cont]


But he was then spotted on CCTV in a phone box setting light to a packet of peanuts while also punching them.


Man's got balls.
If the unemployed learned to be better managers they would be visibly better off, and I fancy it would not be long before the dole was docked correspondingly.
-- George Orwell


Infrequently updated photo blog.
User avatar
Wiðercora
 
Name: Call me 'Betty'.
Posts: 7079
Age: 30
Male

Country: The Grim North.
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#78  Postby Aca » Mar 20, 2013 2:41 pm

Trolling level - Biblical :D

Article here

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/1 ... 06337.html
Attachments
179011_634356223257105_93441851_n.jpg
179011_634356223257105_93441851_n.jpg (130.13 KiB) Viewed 4519 times
on an island marooned in the Middle Ages
User avatar
Aca
 
Posts: 3447
Age: 44
Male

Country: Malta
Malta (mt)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#79  Postby Ironclad » Mar 20, 2013 4:38 pm

Balls of steel. :lol:
For Van Youngman - see you amongst the stardust, old buddy

"If there was no such thing as science, you'd be right " - Sean Lock

"God ....an inventive destroyer" - Broks
User avatar
Ironclad
RS Donator
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Nudge-Nudge
Posts: 23455
Age: 51
Male

Country: Wink-Wink
Indonesia (id)
Print view this post

Re: The Feelgood Thread!

#80  Postby Macdoc » Mar 21, 2013 1:38 pm

while on the theme

Image

:thumbup:
Travel photos > https://500px.com/macdoc/galleries
EO Wilson in On Human Nature wrote:
We are not compelled to believe in biological uniformity in order to affirm human freedom and dignity.
User avatar
Macdoc
 
Posts: 16819
Age: 72
Male

Country: Canada/Australia
Australia (au)
Print view this post

PreviousNext

Return to News, Politics & Current Affairs

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest