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Archive for the ‘Hero’ Category
I’ve posted about troop greeters previously, and now there’s a documentary that delves into the complicated lives of these caring seniors who welcome our troops home at the airport in Bangor, Maine. The Way We Get By is screening in select cities and will be available on DVD soon.
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Most folks have heard by now of the wayward bat that tried to hitch a ride on a space shuttle. Sadly but unsurprisingly, the little fella didn’t make it. Here’s a moving tribute to his memory. Space Bat, we love you!
Sullivan also has a smart opinion about the revelations that [gasp!] Michael Phelps parties:
And yet this absurd ritual takes place in which Phelps has to pretend he did something dreadful and we all have to tut-tut and frown and furrow our brows, and the sponsors cluck and the press preens – while the only conceivable news is that a 23 year-old had a good time at a party, breaking no professional rules since he was not competing when he was goofing off.
My guess is that this will blow over quickly. Phelps is just too rich of a cash cow. His corporate overlords will not allow his career to be slaughtered — certainly not in the name of a failed drug policy.
Josh Silver has a vision, one that will improve the eyesight of a billion people worldwide by 2020. Many people, particularly the impoverished, suffer from poor vision without any means of obtaining corrective lenses. Silver has invented an ingenious set of glasses that can be tailored by the wearer to improve his/her vision without the help of an optician. His hope is to mass produce the specs for a dollar or so each. What’s awesome about his plan is not so much the primary impact of improved vision (which is admittedly pretty awesome) but the secondary impacts of an ability to work and function in society and contribute to one’s own economic well-being. Silver’s idea is both simple and revolutionary, and it has the potential to do so much for so many for comparatively little cost.
[Via Dark Roasted Blend]
The first part of the video, when a dog gets hit by a car, is tough to watch. But you’ve got to see how a second dog tries his best to save him.