This year’s 10th annual event will be held May 30, 2015! Registration opens at 3:30 and poker begins at 5:00 pm.We’re doing something very special with this year’s event. We are joining forces with LAPD Lieutenant Mike Burditt and his annual Moorpark Relay for Life Tournament. In the past we have promoted Lt. Burditt’s event and he promoted ours. This year we are combining both into our largest ever poker party! Your contributions will not only benefit kids through Happy House and the Good Choices Program, but you’ll also be supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life! Click on the link below to party with Bart Simpson!
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For the second year in a row, co-champions are declared in the National Spelling Bee: Vanya Shivashankar, 13, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14. Gokul Venkatachalam’s final word was n-u-n-a-t-a-k. it’s an Inuit term for an exposed, rocky geographic element amid an ice field or glacier. By correctly spelling “scherenschnitte” — a German term for cut-paper art — Vanya, 13, of Olathe, Kan., became the first sibling of a former champion to take home the trophy. Her sister, Kavya Shivashankar, won in 2009 on the word Laodicean, meaning lukewarm. Gokul and Vanya were the 2nd co-champions, only the second time the spelling bee had had dual winners in 52 years. Now it’s had two winners two years in a row.
This is the single best, simplest and most striking demonstration you’ll ever see of how merely willing oneself to view, think, act, or expect differently from what we’ve become exposed or accustomed to is nowhere near as easy or effective as one is inclined to think. Some things, once learned, and well-entrenched in our brain’s neural pathways, especially where automatic, non-conscious body responses are concerned, can be almost impossible to revise or extricate.
This starts out as the simple story of a man and his faithful dog, but it’s a commercial from the Argentinia Liver Transplant Foundation, and in the end shows the importance and unexpected benefits of organ donation. The dog’s owner, an elderly man who’s suffers a life-ending event and is rushed by first responders to a hospital with his dog in pursuit, but the pooch is stopped from entering the hospital trying to follow where they’re taking his master. As the dog waits outside the hospital for his master’s return, days & weather extremes pass, but then one morning, a woman in a wheelchair is seen leaving and the dog senses something about her, and pushes forward to befriend her, because she received an organ donation from the dog’s master, and a life-saving transplant reunites the essence of the dog’s owner with his master again.
Why are some people so lazy? Is there a couch-potato gene? ASAP science explains the genetic difference between us who prefer to relax and those of us who prefer excitement and exercise! Some of you really do have the “need for speed”!
Proud Dad Jim MicKinas writes: “My daughter has always found her own path. She played Flag football at 6. She hated wearing dresses. She wore a tuxedo to her first communion. She lettered in Soccer and Track. She then became an Engineer for the largest automaker in the world when she was 22. I could not imagine having a traditional dance!”
Robert De Niro’s commencement speech to the New York University Tisch School of the Arts’ telling the students they would have a hard time finding jobs after graduation. After the 2-time Oscar winning actor offered grads congratulations, he quickly added, “You’re f—–.” And the word he used was definitely not Focker.
George Clooney & Brad Pitt have been pranking each other since starring together on Ocean’s Eleven over a decade ago, and George revealed on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show recently one of his ultimate jokes on Brad, this time involving Meryl Streep who had no idea what was going on!
Smart Dog, Take A Look! This is what happens when you’ve got a giant stick, a narrow bridge, and no thumbs! Does he make it, see for yourself:)
Celebrity Commencement and Graduation speeches highlights including a couple of former SNL stars Maya Rudoph and Ed Helms, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Former President George Bush, Denzel Washington, President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama!
And then one of my favorite commencement speeches ever from David McCullough Jr. in 2012!
An all-star group of former guests salute David Letterman in his last Top Ten List.
David Letterman’s final heartfelt goodbye on his Late Show below!
Anna Kendrick reboots the Spielberg classic with her own take on the legendary archeologist. Watch Red Nose Day May 21 on NBC starting at 8/7c.