The post quickly went viral, garnering over 40,000 retweets and over 93,000 likes in just 3 days. And in addition — Twitter users reached out to help his business, including interior decoration to replenishing his anime collection to booking appointments prior to opening — the internet was in full support.
And the timing of it all could not have been more perfect as the artist had a quite the year. His house had burned down, he was forced to sleep in cars as well as worked constantly to make ends meet.
He is now very elastic to announce that he will be hiring 8 artists, a few piercers, as well as some shop hands. The store’s name will be 1UP Ink.
To check out his work and keep up to date with the store’s happenings, click here.
The clinic which is settled in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened its doors two years after Jordan pledged to donate $7 million to open two medical facilities.
The location of the clinic was not set by chance as Jordan wanted to benefit the hometown he was born in and give back to the place that helped shaped him.
In his emotional opening speech, Jordan shared:
“This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years.”
The new clinic, which is located in the lower-income part of the city, will benefit underprivileged and uninsured people who need help in the area.
According to a Harvard University/UC Berkeley assessment in 2014, Charlotte was ranked 50th out of 50 in economic mobility for children born into poverty.
“I believe that your ZIP code or neighborhood should not determine the quality of your health care – or whether or not you can even get care at all,” said Michael Jordan.
In total, the clinic has 12 patient exam rooms, an X-ray room, as well as a space for physical therapy. And apart from taking care of the patients’ health, the clinic will have a social worker and will be run by Novant Health.
Carl Armato, Novant Health’s CEO, said in a statement:
“At Novant Health, we are deeply committed to caring for patients beyond our walls. This clinic will not only provide access to medical care for those who need it most, but it will connect them to resources to ensure their health extends beyond the doctor’s office. We are so grateful for Michael Jordan’s continued partnership and generous gift, which will transform thousands of lives in the west Charlotte community.”
In the past election cycle (and the many, many prior) politics were flooded with ripping each other apart bit by bit.
So one Kickstarter decided to brighten up the competition by building up the campaigners that we the peopledo connect with.
How you ask?
With “Primary Pals,” i.e. replica dolls of your favorite campaigners.
“Primary Pals is a fun, cuddly, and positive way to support your favorite Presidential candidate heading into the 2020 election. Hopefully, one (or all) of these candidates have stirred a passion in you and Primary Pals gives you a way to express the hope and inspiration they instill in you.”
“You can be proud of who you are supporting by having your Primary Pal on your desk, in your home, or anywhere else you may go,” the Kickstarter page reads.
As Kickstarter does not allow political donations — the former successful Kickstarter campaign will sell the dolls on a website where 5% of all proceeds will be donated to each candidate’s election funds.
“AND, because of the fierce competition among the democrats, the candidate that sells the most dolls during our Kickstarter campaign will win our “Primary Pals Election!” The winner’s donations will be doubled to 10% of their proceeds!” the page description continues.
The Kickstarter also states if your candidate was not included, you can request yours on Facebook.
Collect all five and remember to vote!
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In his posting, Johnson writes how much the meetup meant to him, calling events like the Make A Wish Foundation event the ‘best part’ of fame.
“Even though I was obviously there with the kids and parents, it’s hard for me to watch these without shedding a happy tear or two. As a man, father and luckiest SOB on this planet, I can honestly say without no uncertain terms — to me, this will always be the best part of my job. The best part of fame.”
Cue the tears…
In the video, the children can be seen adventuring on the set of Johnson’s latest movie, Jungle Cruise – with the set being decked out with tons of delicious looking treats and plenty of fun games for the kids.
Johnson sported his Jungle Cruise costume throughout the event, even bringing in Emily Blunt in on the fun.
Many of the kids are – not surprisingly – filled to the brim with laughter when taking photos, getting ‘The Rock’s’ signature and hugging the beaming actor.
At the very end of the event, Johnson surprises his fans with one last treat – a goodie bag filled with amazing gifts including one year’s supply of movie tickets, a Disney swag bag, Under Armor clothing and an exclusive Jungle Cruise X-Box One, complete with a year’s supply of games.
Johnson goes onto say why exactly the annual event is so close to his heart.
“This kind of thing where we’re delivering happiness to kids who need it and parents who need it is very special. The kids say that I inspire them, which is awesome, but the irony about it is they have no idea how much they inspire me.”
It can be really tough to have a conversation with anyone about your favorite show, and in the golden age of television we have a lot to choose from. Luckily, Hollywood Reporter polled over 2,800 people from the tv industry. They ranged from producers to directors to even the actors themselves, and they came up with the 50 best shows ever.
They all range from different time periods and chances are you will want to argue things. My biggest beef? How can The Office and Parks and Recreation be only at 31 and 32 respectively?!
Sound off at the end to say if you agree with all of this!
The NFL sure has had their share of controversy in the past few years. Whether they are dealing with domestic violence, concussions or kneeling during the anthem you can bet that each week during this NFL season people will be talking about non-football topics.
Before the official season ever started, Nike torched the world with their new ad campaign and sent people into a frenzy, tapping on Colin Kaepernick to star in their latest ad. While that was still hot in people’s minds, the first week of the NFL season came and went and only two players knelt during the National Anthem.
Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Miami Dolphins took a knee and began the 2018 season with continuing their protest of police brutality in the United States.
The two also did this during a preseason game. Colin Kaepernick tweeted in support of the two afterwards saying, “My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!”
My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed! They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!
This all happens during turmoil within the NFL about this kneeling rule. Earlier in the year the team owners put a policy in place that would ban players from doing just this thing. The NFL Players Association filed a grievance against this rule and nothing has moved forward since this happened in July.
Stills and Wilson were the only ones to kneel but others participated in the protest as well. Marquise Goodwin of the 49ers (Kaepernick’s last team), Russell Okung of the LA Chargers both raised a fist during the anthem.
In other forms of protest, Duane Brown, Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson of the Seattle Seahawks stayed inside the locker room during the anthem.
Even before all this happened, of course Donald Trump weighed in on the subject.
Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!
He must have still been thinking about the NFL for the next hour and how he wasn’t able to buy the Buffalo Bills back in the day because he complained about the ratings.
Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a decade. If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!
Trump has repeatedly said that the protests are about race relations but how can he say whether or not that’s the fact when he isn’t the one protesting. Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles, who co-founded the Players Coalition, was on the field for the anthem, but before the game had tweeted about what the real problems they were fighting for were.
Today, football is back. But, on any given night, over 450,000 people sit in jail w/o being convicted of a crime. Many are there because they can’t purchase their freedom with cash bail.
If you’ve been living under a rock, WAKE UP! Some crazy stuff has been going down involving Nike and Colin Kaepernick. The company, along with Kaep, posted this image and it set off conservatives to no end.
When you Google Donald Trump, what comes back to you is some form of weird news of the day from the POTUS. He was recently very sad about that had tried to fight with the inanimate algorithm over Twitter. I imagine that he sat at his desk in the Oval Office and looked something like this latest meme when he wrote those Tweets.
He also struck this Presidential pose when asked about John McCain’s death this past week. The White House raised the American Flag to full mast before the former Senator’s body was even laid to rest, something that is very uncommon.
He responded to those questions with a very Trumpesque pose and the internet couldn’t help themselves to mock him.
Get your countdown clocks ready, because it’s almost time for September and that means grabbing a Pumpkin Spice Latte and binging Netflix forever as it begins to get colder.
The biggest add (perhaps in the history of Netflix) is going to be Marvel’s Black Panther. It will be added with other movies such as Nacho Libre, The Breakfast Club and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you aren’t into classics such as those movies, yes Nacho Libre is a classic don’t @ me, you will have a couple Disney favorites to choose from.
Lilo & Stitch and The Emperor’s New Groove are also going to be added and Twitter was quite happy learning about the latter of the two.
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If you are looking for some Netflix originals though, they have a bunch more in store for you. Bojack Horseman season 5 will be coming out along with a bunch of original movies as well. Take a look below at some of the best and get ready for the September binge!
Coming September 1st:
Another Cinderella Story
La Catedral del Mar (Netflix Original)
Monkey Twins (Netflix Original)
Mr. Sunshine (Netflix Original)
Sisters (Netflix Original)
The Ant Bully
The Breakfast Club
The Cider House Rules
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Keeping Hours
The River Wild
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Two Weeks Notice
Coming September 2nd:
Disney’s Lilo & Stitch
Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove
Quantico: Season 3
Coming September 3rd:
A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities (Netflix Original)
Coming September 4th:
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther
Coming September 5th:
Van Helsing: Season 2
Wentworth: Season 6
Coming September 9th:
Once Upon a Time: Season 7
Coming September 7th:
Atypical: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Cable Girls: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
City of Joy (Netflix Original)
First and Last (Netflix Original)
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Next Gen (Netflix Original)
Sierra Burgess Is A Loser (Netflix Original)
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (Netflix Film)
Coming September 10th:
Call the Midwife: Series 7
Coming September 11th:
Daniel Sloss: Live Shows (Netflix Original)
The Resistance Banker (Netflix Original)
Coming September 12th:
Blacklist: Season 5
Life (Netflix Original)
On My Skin (Netflix Original)
Car Masters: Rust to Riches (Netflix Original)
Ingobernable: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
LAST HOPE (Netflix Original)
Norm Macdonald has a Show (Netflix Original)
Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs (Netflix Original)
The Angel (Netflix Film)
The Dragon Prince (Netflix Original)
The Land of Steady Habits (Netflix Original)
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part A (Netflix Original)
Nappily Ever After (Netflix Original)
Quincy (Netflix Original)
The Good Cop (Netflix Original)
Coming September 23rd:
The Walking Dead: Season 8
Coming September 25th:
Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Coming September 26th:
Norsemen: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
The Hurricane Heist
Coming September 28th:
Chef’s Table: Volume 5
El Marginal: Season 2
Forest of Piano (Netflix Original)
Hold the Dark (Netflix Original)
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane (Netflix Original)
Lost Song (Netflix Original)
Made in Mexico (Netflix Original)
Reboot: The Guardian Code: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Skylanders Academy: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
The 3rd Eye (Netflix Film)
Two Catalonias (Netflix Film)
Comic Con is one of the coolest gatherings of any type of people in the world I think. It’s a place where anyone can totally nerd out, no matter who they are. Now while they happen all over, the San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest in the world. So we’ve gathered some of the best images since I know you didn’t all make it this year.
Next year is the 50th anniversary there, so expect bigger and better cosplays for sure!
26. Jon Snow hanging with Thanos
25. Aaron Paul came out with the most AWWWW Moment of the whole Comic Con with his daughter in her best Heisenberg gear.
He had a party set for 30 of his closest classmates at a trampoline park. I don’t know about you, but I would be at that party for sure! Sadly though only one classmate and his sister showed up to the party. Instead of saying, “Hey that’s life kid” his mom called The Buzz, a local radio station in Houston, Texas to just share how disappointed her and her son, Max was.
It turns out that someone special was listening to the other end of the radio, Wonder Woman! Well it wasn’t Gal Gadot but it was Brandi Coatsworth who cosplays as Wonder Woman. She’s a member of a cosplay group, Houston Cosplay for Charity, and wanted to help.
So she rounded up all her best friends including Batman, Deadpool, Captain America, Starlord and more and they surprised him at a party that they and Max’s mother organized.
Susan spoke about how it all came about in an interview:
“Anyone who knows Max and his story was just heartbroken for him. He’s such a great, kind kid that it’s hard to hear something like that happened.
When [the radio show] forwarded Brandi’s email, I was floored. I had no idea something like that would or could happen.
I wasn’t looking to get anything out of it, or any attention at all. The fact that Brandi and Houston Cosplay for Charity jumped in the same day my email was read on the air made my heart smile.”
She went onto say:
“The superheroes jumped in our corner without a second thought and have done more than anyone could ask to make sure Max had the best birthday ever.
I will never be able to thank them enough.”
You can see on the face of Max in the video below that he was also very impressed. He gives a big hug to each hero as they walk in, and I wish my birthday party could be this cool!
Brandi also spoke about the event, saying:
“Seeing the pure joy on his face is why we do what we do, and it really warmed our hearts to see such a sweet child so happy.
The short amount of time you take to do something special can have a huge impact on that person’s life.”
You have to love when people of the internet come together for a Photoshop battle. Before we’ve seen just one guy troll his followers, but this time around it’s a group effort.
Eria was on a roadtrip with friends as well as her boyfriend, Scott, and eventually he fell asleep. She snapped a photo and challenged the people of the Facebook group, “I’m Telling God” to put him into some funny scenarios.
“I figured I’d get some interesting responses from them. I just had no idea how many! I had no idea it would blow up like that. I was totally impressed by everyone’s creativity and the amount of collaboration that happened between strangers in the comments.”
Ever since we got one last “That’s What She Said’s” from Michael Scott fans have been wanting more of The Office. Well say no more because The Office musical is coming to New York this fall! While fans of The Office are no strangers to hearing Michael Scott or Andy Bernard breaking out into song, this will be a refreshing look on your favorite characters of beloved Scranton Paper Company.
It will be opening at New York’s Jerry Orbach Theater on September 20th, 2018 and it comes from the minds of past parodies like Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, Full House! The Musical and the FRIENDS! The Musical Parody. Basically if you are watching a musical and are feeling all the nostalgia feels then Bob and Tobly McSmith are behind it.
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While we haven’t heard who will be playing the iconic Michael Scott role. The other roles have been billed and many actors and actresses will be playing multiple rolls. For example Pam and Erin are played by Taylor Coriell or Jim and Andy are played by Tom McGovern.
I haven’t heard of Michael Santora before but he’s billed on their website to play Dwight and his headshot screams that he’s a beet expert.
If you are a musical and The Office fan this will probably seem like heaven to you. Just read the titles of some of the original songs that are slated to be performed. According to Broadway.Com:
“The Office! A Musical Parody features an original score by Assaf Gleizner, including songs titled “Scranton: The Electric City,” “Why Is There a Camera Crew?,” “Welcome to Diversity Day,” “That’s What She Said!,” “Did I Stutter?” and more. Casting and an exact first-performance date will be announced at a later time.”
12. When the Stamford branch and Scranton branch merged, the idea was to eventually alienate, fire, or cause all of the Stamford character’s to quit, but Ed Helms was so funny they decided to convert him into a series regular.
23. Rashida Jones thought she was going to be fired her first day on set for laughing at Steve Carell’s improvising.
24. Novak was the first person to be cast. He was also hired as a writer, starting the tradition of writer-performers wherein many of the writers would star in the show and many of the actors would contribute to writing.