This was posted on Facebook this morning by a Sioux Falls man. I wish I wasn’t so amazed by this gesture, but I am:
just saw a lady in a minivan pull over and get out and walk up to the bus stop bench and give an umbrella to a man waiting for the bus in the rain.
OK, so maybe I have a low threshold for entertaining (maybe? you should see the list of men I’ve dated), but I’ve watching this video of Silly Putty eating a magnet three times and been amused each time.
I had never heard of foundling tokens before I read this article from Slate.
They were small items left with babies dropped off at orphanages as a way of identifying them.
It’s very touching, especially the more humble objects like a heart cut out of cloth.
Actually, the title could be Movie Preview 5/2, preview in the singular, because only Iron Man 3 is opening in the big theaters. (SOMM will show Sunday at the Icon Lounge, courtesy of Cinema Falls, and tickets have gone fast.)
But Iron Man 3 promises to be a good ‘un. I have liked the Iron Man series, in no small part because I have a thing for Robert Downey Jr. But it’s also because it’s been a good, fast-paced, exhilarating pair of movies, and Part 3 promises more of the same plus.
Remember wearing MIA bracelets after and during the Vietnam War? If you had one, you might be interested in this story about an American MIA found in a Vietnamese village 44 years ago.
I really, really want to see the documentary.
This was shared by a friend on Twitter. It’s a list of some of the creepiest things kids have ever said to their parents or other adults. Trust me, you’ll wish for “I see dead people” after a child tells you she wants to peel off your skin.
Stories like this one, with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor saying “oops” on the 504 decision to give the 2000 election to George Bush rather than Al Gore give me a headache.
Here’s her best quote ever: “It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”
Hindsight 13 years later doesn’t do much to change things.
A small bag of flour contains, what, five pound? Ten pounds?
I’m here to tell you, in the jaws of a young dog, it covers multiple square feet.
This is how my Monday started.
The car’s not blocking my driveway, not exactly. But it’s close enough to make it uncomfortable when backing up.
It happens often since I live next to an in-home day care, and parents park their cars in a hurry to drop off their kids.
The car owner came out before I’d maneuvered my way out (no idea who she is, only that based on her bumper sticker she loves her mastiff) and cheerfully apologized.
And it was ridiculous to be as cranky as I was about the situation. I acknowledge that. But I’m still cranked.
Julie Anderson Friesen, mayor of Cinema Falls, sent out an email today, alerting film fans about the chance to help a movie get made.
According to her information, “Lee” will be shot in May on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Funds are being raised on Kickstarter. You can find the link here.
With 12 days to go, less than half of the $80,000 needed has been raised.
Anderson Friesen explains, “Kickstarter is a simple way to support indie film efforts, with fun rewards built in, but also is easy to support via Amazon payments if you so choose.”
Producer Angela Lee has been in email contact with Anderson Friesen over the last month or so from her home in New York.
Anderson Friesen says “I do know that they just signed a pretty amazing cinematographer (Robbie Ryan of FISH TANK and WUTHERING HEIGHTS).”
Here’s the plot of “Lee”:
Lee is a 17-year-old Lakota boy who idly spends his days in young love with his kind and ambitious girlfriend, Aurelia, his nights carousing with his loyal and wayward best friend, Evan, and avoiding anything to do with his broken home life. When his sister dies and his home is taken away from him, Lee is driven to keep his family together at all costs, but his risky actions have consequences that forever alter his most cherished relationships. Filled with vitality and unexpected humor, LEE is the story of one young man’s winding path to self-discovery.