Millions of people saw the photo of a New York City police officer giving new $100 boots & thermal socks to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square that the officer paid for out of his own pocket. The photo from November 14th went viral literally overnight with worldwide reaction to this heartwarming story. Officer Larry DePrimo explained what prompted him to do it in this video press conference. BUT now the New York Times found the homeless man, finally identified as Jeffrey Hillman, formerly a New Jersey resident, barefoot in Manhattan this past Sunday night saying he’s hiding the boots because they’re worth a lot of money. Hillman is grateful for the gift, but wants “a piece of the pie” because the photo sensation was published online “without permission.” It was an Arizona tourist who took the picture originally & the photo went viral after it appeared on the NYPD’s Facebook page. Sadly true to form, no good deed goes unpunished:(
You’ve seen the NBA star players dribbling basketballs to “Carol Of The Bells”, now Alphabet Photography has captured warehouse workers breaking into a musical interruption of the same song for the holiday season:)
BONUS VIDEO BELOW FOR ANYONE WHO’S EVER WANTED A TRAIN SET FOR CHRISTMAS!
My first electric train set was a classic Lionel Train set that “Santa” brought me, he even set the track up around the tree! I was just 5 years old, and to this day I can still picture that Christmas morning in my mind! But if you’re talking train sets, check out this one! Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg in Germany, the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany. On the nearly mile squared large layout, far more than a thousand trains, aircraft, cars and ships move about. A wonder of the world in miniature. This is absolutely dazzling!
Straight No Chaser (SNC) was originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon — with a massive fanbase, millions of views on YouTube, numerous national TV appearances, and proven success with two holiday releases, 2008’s HOLIDAY SPIRITS and 2009’s CHRISTMAS CHEERS! Take a listen to the 12 Days of Christmas like you’ve never heard it before!
PRESENTING STRAIGHT NO CHASER — THE CHRISTMAS CAN-CAN!
This YouTube video titled ‘Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank in Brazil’ shows different groups of people getting stuck in an elevator as the lights flicker and then eventually go off. When the lights come back on a girl appears in the elevator with them as a ghost, holding a baby doll, like the ghost girl from “The Ring”! The elevator passengers’ reactions are captured on tape as they scream and cry, trying to get out. It’s received over 25 million views in just a few days.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOVE AT A BAR, GUYS! SHEER GENIUS:)
ARE YOU A DOG OR A CAT WHEN IT COMES TO FRIENDSHIP?
Great premise! What if you had a friend who acted like a dog, and another friend who acted like a cat? Would you wind up keeping either one of them around? Watch:)
BETTY WHITE’S SECRET FINALLY REVEALED! LOL
SPAM ALERT WITH SOMEONE USING MY NAME WITH A PHONY EMAIL ACCOUNT!
This past month of November, a few of you have passed along emails (seen below with info blurred out by me), allegedly from me, but they’re not, they’re spam using a yahoo account with my name attached to it. First thing to look for, if it’s my name using a yahoo account, it’s not me. I don’t even have a yahoo account. What they want you to do is click on the link after a very personal subject line or opening along the lines of using your first name like “Hi Marge” or “Hey Brad”, and then a link. First rule of the internet, if that’s all there is, don’t click on that link or any link in an email like that. Most of them are sent early in the morning, and they use names like mine that you trust to get you to click on the link. DON’T DO IT, IT’S SPAM, and clicking on the click could potentially open the door for them to hack your email account for even more people to send spam to. Any questions, please let me know! Thank You!
I WAS GOING TO SAVE THIS FOR NEXT WEEK, BUT…..
IT HAD TO HAPPEN WITH THE INCREDIBLE POPULARITY OF “GANGNAM STYLE!
Talk Show Host Bill O’Reilly and Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow attempt to explain the explosion in popularity of what is now the most viewed music video of all time on YouTube, “Gangnam Style” by Psy!
APOLOGY LETTER TO A SPOUSE!
I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights. I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something. I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy. All I want is for you to be happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season. Nothing brightens the Christmas spirit like Christmas lights! I took the time to hang the lights for you today; and now I will be off to the hockey rink. Again, I am very sorry for the way I acted yesterday. I’ll be home later.
Thank you for that heart-felt apology. I don’t often get an apology from you, and I truly appreciate it. I, too, felt bad about the argument and wanted to apologize. I realize that I can sometimes be a little pushy. I will try to respect your feelings from now on. Thank you for taking the time to hang the Christmas lights for me. It really means a lot. In the spirit of giving, I washed your truck for you; and now I am off to the mall.
I love you too! J
TWO MOST POPULAR POSTS ON MY FACEBOOK PERSONAL AND FAN PAGES THIS PAST WEEK BASED ON SHARES, LIKES AND COMMENTS!
Someone expecting you know…Here’s the perfect outfit for the newborn! LOL
That’ll be $19.99, plus treat, please! Woof!
Cindy Hill, laid-off from her office manager job in Dearborn, Missouri, called her husband, Mark Hill, a 52-year-old mechanic who works at a meat processing plant, with a 4 word message Thursday, “We won the lottery”! Once lottery officials learned the Hills’ identities Thursday, they were whisked away from their home and kept hidden until Friday’s press conference. They’ll share with another unknown winner who bought a ticket in Arizona.The Hills chose to take their winnings in a lump sum, not annual payments. Lottery officials estimated the cash payment at about $385 million, or about $192.5 million for each ticket. The couple has three grown sons and a 6-year-old daughter they adopted from China five years ago. They said they are now considering a second adoption with their winnings, and they plan to help other relatives, including their grandchildren and nieces and nephews, pay for college. They’re planning vacations, and their daughter, Jaiden, wants a pony. Mark Hill has his eye on a red Camaro. The jackpot was the second-largest in U.S. history and set off a nationwide buying frenzy, with tickets at one point selling at nearly 130,000 per minute. The other winning ticket was sold at 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills near Phoenix. No one has come forward with it yet, lottery officials said. More Hill’s family reaction below to their Powerball windfall!
Cee Lo Green becomes lost in a snowstorm driving in his convertible Rolls Royce on the way to a party in Atlanta! But fortunately, the house he pulls up to and rings the doorbell to ask for directions is where the Muppets all gathered for a rocking Christmas party. It doesn’t take long for Cee Lo & the Muppets to team up for a Muppet flavored version of “All I Need Is Love”! Oh, and watch it all the way to the end to see the two old grumpy guy Muppets comment on their reaction to this fun video!
Last year when I ran across this “unlisted” video, which now has well over 2 million views, which means it’s only seen when someone like me or one of your friends passes the link along. I thought it fit the Christmas season then, So I posted it. I’m doing it again this year because of the story it teaches. When writers have scripted movies or TV shows, or authors have penned books about time travel, the caution admonishment if you go back in time & change just one thing, it will have a domino impact on thousands of lives because of whatever it is different that you do. This is a 10 minute mini-movie, without words, about the impact 1 person has on some many lives. Be sure and watch all the way to the end for the full emotional ride this film will take you on. It’s the perfect story for this time of year! Watch it in full screen mode, it’s worth it, it will be the best 10 minutes you will spend today just enriching your soul!
I’ve always been a great fan of Warren Buffett, and his philosophy for building wealth & shrewd investing, plus he’s a fellow Nebraskan, where I was born & grew up, who still lives in Omaha in his home he bought decades ago. His philanthropy is legendary, and he’s never lost track of what the common American is going through struggling just to make ends meet! In a new book by Carol Loomis, who’s collected Warren’s thoughts over the decades since the 60’s, Buffett explains how those catching the financial crumbs falling off the American economic table can make a lot of money!
You’ve seen it in street art, but now anamorphic illusions on a sheet of paper that your brain thinks is a real 3D object. Brusspup has cooked up a trio of unbelievable examples, a shoe, roll of blue tape and a Rubik’s Cube. Even the close-ups of the objects, you really can’t tell if it’s a real Rubik’s Cube or a flat piece of paper! Take a very close look for yourself!
Old Navy is bringing in the Griswolds from National Lampoon’s Christmas classic for their Christmas commercial featuring Pop Pants! Old Navy is quick to point out, unlike the commercial, Pop Pants do not actually change color! Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis are seen looking on the lighting cermony, but absent from the mini reunion is Randy Quaid as Cousin Eddie, & Johnny Galecki, who played the Griswold son, Rusty.
BELOW: THE ORIGINAL MOVIE CLIP WHEN CLARK’S HOUSE FINALLY LIGHTS UP!
Today Show contributer Dr. Gail Saltz talks about the 5 facts that are your keys to happiness!
Walmart Black Friday chaos and fighting over cell phones, is this really all worth it?
SPELL CHECK: WORKS EVERY TIME:)
This book says it all!
Thanksgiving Leftovers: Devin Contreras noticed his chihuahua Sloopy, after their thanksgiving meal started dancing for the plate of turkey on the counter! He kept on dancing so I put on some Miami Sound Machine and let him get busy!
The top two posts on my personal & fan facebook pages this past week when it came to sharing, likes & comments, included #1 “Traveling this holiday weekend…check your airline window every so often to make sure your pilot’s not flying too low:)”
And #2 Somebody went to take a picture of their sink draining, and wound up with the photo of an eye! Wow!
Larry Hagman, who starred in 2 legendary TV Series, “I Dream of Jeannie” and the primetime soap “Dallas” has died in Dallas, after losing his battle with cancer, at age 81! Reports are that he was surrounded by family and friends, including his costars from the 2011 TNT TV 2011 reboot of Dallas, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy who were by his side Friday when Hagman passed away at Medical City Dallas Hospital Friday. Below is a look back by Larry Hagman’s TV career in his 2 major TV series from the EMMY TV LEGENDS.ORG archives!
Larry Hagman tells how he was cast on the iconic “I Dream Of Jeannie” TV series!
From the EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG Archives, Larry Hagman on how I Dream Of Jeannie’s success affected him!
Larry Hagman discusses getting cast on Dallas!
Larry Hagman looks back at the “Who Shot J.R.” episode on Dallas, which drew record ratings with 83 million viewers tuning in!