Doctor Stanley Superdog M.D. looking adorable, as ever. I love this little guy!
When the bigoted members of the notorious - and decidedly un-Christian - Westboro Baptist Church said they would picket Robin Williams’ funeral because he was, according to them, “a fag lover”, Australian comedian Adam Hills gave a humorous rant on his TV show “The Last Leg” suggesting that he would personally pay for the church to go to Iraq so they could try their hand at preaching to some of the muslim extremists that live there! You can see a clip of it at: http://youtu.be/60ETdhgLA8U)
Then stuff got weird. The Westboro Baptist Church started engaging him on Twitter, actually accepted his offer, and seemed to think that their insulting tactics being widely vilified in the media was a GOOD thing! So Adam Hills hit back with a reply via his show, which can be seen at http://youtu.be/GrBZbdQdPzE
He said that clearly the church members were pathetic and needy and seem to enjoy getting attention, no matter how negative it may be. Adam then suggested that instead of rising to their bait and giving them the attention they crave, we should simply ignore them, and that any money that had been raised to send them to Iraq (seriously - there was actually a Kickstarter for it!) should instead be sent to one of Robin Williams’ favourite charitable causes, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. That way, instead of fighting hate with hate, something great could happen. So Adam and his friends duly set up the “Remembering Robin” fundraising event on Crowdrise in the actor’s name, which you can see at https://www.crowdrise.com/honorrobin/fundraiser/AdamJoshAlex
If you are able to, please visit the above page and donate money to the fundraising event. Even if you are unable to give any money for whatever reason, please, please, PLEASE share the event details all over social media, (feel free to share this post,) so as many people as possible will see it. Robin Williams may no longer be with us, but out of the tragedy, we’ll all be helping sick children. And as an added bonus, we’ll really annoy the “good” people of the Westboro Baptist Church - which is a wonderful incentive in itself, don’t you think?!
Sleep paralysis is scary as hell. Technically you’re dreaming, but you think you’re awake. So you’re half awake, but totally paralysed and unable to make sounds etc. At which point, the nightmare part of your brain assaults you with horrible hallucinations, and you can’t move or get help. Eventually though, your whole brain wakes up, thank god.
I also have a weird disorder where I dream the whole time, so no restful ‘black sleep’. I have all of my senses and colour vision in my dreams (great for dreaming about eating yummy foods, not so great for dreaming about pain, suffocation etc, as you really do experience it as if you were awake!) Also, most of my dreams are lucid, where I’m in control of my actions, or semi-lucid where I have some influence over what happens. AND (yup, there’s more!) roughly 80% of the time, if I’m in a nightmare or worrying dream, I can make myself wake up!
And I wonder why I never feel refreshed after sleep, lol!
So happy to be watching Doctor Who again, and Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is awesome!
Oh, and for the duration of the episode…
DO NOT DISTURB!!! :D
What the linked article says is damn true. Suicide is not simply a “selfish” cause of death - it is a symptom of something much bigger, which is depression. And when you are consumed by depression, you don’t deliberately become “selfish” - you just simply cannot believe that anyone could possibly care about you, regardless of what they say. You feel worthless and hopeless. People don’t die of suicide - they commit suicide because they are suffering from an extremely debilitating illness. There’s a big difference.
Every single fire or rescue unit in the US and Canada is now eligible to receive special pet oxygen masks and other equipment from ‘Project Breathe’ to help out pets who are rescued from fires. If your local fire and rescue departments haven’t yet applied, please make sure they do - let’s reduce the amount of North American pets who die in fires!
If stupidity was fatal, it would be a wonderful world and a lot less crowded.
Holy crap, I thought the world was ending! It’s Club Day here in Lytham, and as part of the festivities, there was a fly-past of two World War II Hurricane planes from the Armed Forces Day celebrations further up the coast, in Blackpool. I was fast asleep when it happened, but not for long! We often have present-day military aircraft flying over us, as they build and test them near where we live, but compared to the Hurricanes, the Eurofighter seems tame! I genuinely thought a plane was going to crash into us, the noise was so unusually loud! I now have new-found respect for the people who lived through World War II - it must been absolutely terrifying. But as for me, now my poor frazzled nerves have just about settled, I’m going to try to get back to sleep!
According to the widget on my phone’s home screen, the current weather here in Lytham St. Annes is “showers of unicorns, with scattered rainbows…” And as for the temperature? “Meh, who cares?”