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  • Kevin Ware's injury...UGH...this will make you cringe

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Do you see why I dont watch Basketball....WOW, check out this gruesome injury! 


    Ware was hospitalized after gruesomely breaking a leg in the first half. Louisville was leading 21-20 when he hurtled toward the sideline while contesting a 3-point try. The sophomore landed awkwardly and suffered what school officials confirmed was a broken leg. In fact, his broken leg tore through his skin.

     

     

  • Mom gets suprised by son at Bulls game...AWESOME!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    The mother of a Navy pilot got the shock of a lifetime at the Chicago Bulls game over the weekend: She was reunited with the son she hadn't seen in 18 months.

    Sandy Miller had no idea that her son, Navy Lt Kyle Hanford, had taken a six-day leave from his post overseas and was planning to surprise her at Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

    After the first quarter of the game, Mrs. Miller was blindfolded and brought to the court thinking that she was about to try a half-court shot to win some money.

    Her 28-year-old son then came out on the court and gave her the shock of a lifetime as the bandanna was taken off.

     

  • Worlds Largest bunny...wowza

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Image: Darius the bunny

     

    Darius is 4 feet, 3 inches tall...and weighs over 50lbs

    Annette, who owns Darious, had owned other record breaking animals

     

    It seems a little hard to carry Darius ;)

    ~Charli 

  • 7 Gifts We All Should Give our Kids..

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

     

    Why do American families still have June Cleaver on a pedestal? An increasing number of studies show that intensive parenting is bad for mothers and bad for children, yielding a generation of kids who lack the wings to fly. Let's put an end to face time parenting and instead focus on how to be the best parent possible when we are with our children. Regardless of your constraints - financial, time, or logistical - here are 7 gifts to give your children now:

    1. The Gift of Empathy

    We all want our children to grow up with the ability to have close relationships and empathy is at the cornerstone. With that in mind, let’s not be the parent who addresses their crying child with exasperation and says, “You’re fine!” Instead, think back to the last time you felt sad or angry and shared your feelings. How would you have felt if the person you opened up to said, “Buck up.” Just as you crave and need emotional validation, your child does too. Validating doesn’t say to your child, “You are right.” It says: “I have heard you. I understand your feelings.”

    2. The Gift of Unconditional Love

    I grew up in a family that said, “I love you” every day. My husband did not but it has since become important to him. Hearing and saying the words are not just an emotion – they are an activity – and integral to creating a safe, warm family culture. As Michele Borba explains, "'I love you’ plants the most important message. Our kids need to develop those critical beliefs that say ‘I'm a worthwhile person’ and our words become their inner dialogue.”

    3. The Gift of Listening

    We feel we know what is best for our children so we tend to bring the “answer” to the conversation. Yet listening trumps solving. As life coach Martha Beck shared with me, the most important gift to a child is to show them: “I see you” for who you really are. Martha was sick in bed for much of her children’s early years but she explains that she could still see them for who they were, and now as adults, they tell her that was all that really mattered.

    4. The Gift of Happiness

    Research shows that optimistic people lead healthier and happier lives. If you don’t see the glass half full today, shift your thinking for the sake of your child. Having a negative parent makes it harder for a child to have positive expectancy – to believe that good things will happen to them. So the next time you catch yourself verbalizing your self-doubt or cynicism, turn it around for the sake of your audience.

    5. The Gift of Peace

    Children sense their parents’ stress. As much as you are worried about finances, your cat’s injury, the angry client and what you will be scraping together for dinner, take a breath and refocus on the big picture for the sake of your innocent child. Exposure to an anxious parent leads to anxiety in children.

    6. The Gift of a Strong Body Image

    If your child catches you loving your body, she will learn to love hers. A child’s healthy body image comes with work. Never let her hear you criticizing your body or anyone else’s. Shield her from spending time with families that talk about diet and weight loss. Curate your friends so that you surround her with positive body images and healthy talk. Intentionally point out beauty that comes in all shapes, colors and sizes. Give your child a head start on a healthy body image by pointing out what makes her beautiful – her strength, her mind, her heart, and her smile.

    7. The Gift of Self-Confidence

    When I interviewed successful and famous people for my internet talk show, Obsessed TV, 98% of them had one thing in common – parents who made them believe they could be anything they set out to become; that whatever their dreams, they could achieve them with hard work. Make this your mantra.

     

  • Saluting this AMAZING father from Appleton...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    This father from Appleton is SICK of the bullying and wants it stopped! Read his post then you can click on his link to go to his facebook page:

    YESTERDAY, MY SON WAS BODYSLAMMED 3 TIMES BY A BULLY, THE SAME BULLY THAT HAS BEEN MAKING MY SON'S SCHOOL YEAR A NIGHTMARE, INCLUDING STEALING A NECKLACE I GAVE MY SON AS A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HIS FIRST YEAR OF LITTLE LEAGUE. LAST NIGHT, I CALLED THE COPS TO PUT A STOP TO THIS, AND WHEN THE COP CAME OVER, HE SAID THE SCHOOL POLICE OFFICER WOULD HANDLE THE CASE. WHEN I GOT A CALL TODAY FROM THE RVMS PSLO, HE TOLD ME THAT BECAUSE MY SON VOLUNTARILY WALKED INTO THE AREA THAT THE BULLY WAS, THAT IT WAS MY SON'S FAULT FOR GOING "INTO THE LIONS DEN" AND THERE WAS NOTHING HE WOULD DO ABOUT IT. WHEN I TOLD THE OFFICER THAT THIS BULLY HAD BEEN BULLYING MY SON ALL YEAR, HE SAID HE ONLY TAKES ONE ISSUE AT A TIME AND THE PAST WAS DONE, AND THE NECKLACE WAS THE BULLY'S BECAUSE THE BULLY WAS ABLE TO NAME A STORE WHERE THEY SELL THEM.  PLEASE SHARE AND SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT PROTECTING BULLIES AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT THEIR ACTIONS IS WRONG!! MY SON HAS BEEN BULLIED ALL SCHOOL YEAR BY THIS GROUP OF THUGS, AND NOT 1 TEACHER, ADMINISTRATOR, COUNCILLOR OR OFFICER WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE IT STOP, THEY ONLY OFFER EXCUSES AND BLAME THE VICTIMS!!! PLEASE HELP ME IN THE EFFORT TO STOP BULLYING!!!

     

    CLICK HERE to go their facebook page

  • 2 year old Bedroom Bandit

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    After the boy’s eight-year-old sister complained to her parents about him coming into her room at night and taking her things - including her pillow pet - mom told her to lock the door.

    A couple of days later the daughter again complained about her brother and even claimed that he had managed to unlock her door.

    Her parents decided to setup a camera to see what was going on.

    'Sure enough within a few seconds of closing his door and locking hers he was at the door opening the lock..."

     

    The footage shows the mini cat burglar open his sister's door using a pair of nail clippers which he even goes as far as hiding before he goes back into his sister's room to take her pillow pet.

     

  • Saluting this AMAZING father from Appleton...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    This father from Appleton is SICK of the bullying and wants it stopped! Read his post then you can click on his link to go to his facebook page:

    YESTERDAY, MY SON WAS BODYSLAMMED 3 TIMES BY A BULLY, THE SAME BULLY THAT HAS BEEN MAKING MY SON'S SCHOOL YEAR A NIGHTMARE, INCLUDING STEALING A NECKLACE I GAVE MY SON AS A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HIS FIRST YEAR OF LITTLE LEAGUE. LAST NIGHT, I CALLED THE COPS TO PUT A STOP TO THIS, AND WHEN THE COP CAME OVER, HE SAID THE SCHOOL POLICE OFFICER WOULD HANDLE THE CASE. WHEN I GOT A CALL TODAY FROM THE RVMS PSLO, HE TOLD ME THAT BECAUSE MY SON VOLUNTARILY WALKED INTO THE AREA THAT THE BULLY WAS, THAT IT WAS MY SON'S FAULT FOR GOING "INTO THE LIONS DEN" AND THERE WAS NOTHING HE WOULD DO ABOUT IT. WHEN I TOLD THE OFFICER THAT THIS BULLY HAD BEEN BULLYING MY SON ALL YEAR, HE SAID HE ONLY TAKES ONE ISSUE AT A TIME AND THE PAST WAS DONE, AND THE NECKLACE WAS THE BULLY'S BECAUSE THE BULLY WAS ABLE TO NAME A STORE WHERE THEY SELL THEM. THE KAUKAUNA AREA SCHOOLS IS PROTECTING BULLIES AND IGNORING THEIR VICTIMS! PLEASE SHARE AND SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT PROTECTING BULLIES AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT THEIR ACTIONS IS WRONG!! MY SON HAS BEEN BULLIED ALL SCHOOL YEAR BY THIS GROUP OF THUGS, AND NOT 1 TEACHER, ADMINISTRATOR, COUNCILLOR OR OFFICER WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE IT STOP, THEY ONLY OFFER EXCUSES AND BLAME THE VICTIMS!!! PLEASE HELP ME IN THE EFFORT TO STOP BULLYING!!!

     

    CLICK HERE to go their facebook page

  • A letter from a concerned father to Victoria's Secret..

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Dear Victoria’s Secret,

    I am a father of a three year old girl. She loves princesses, Dora the Explorer, Doc McStuffins and drawing pictures for people. Her favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly, cheese and pistachios.

    Even though she is only three, as a parent I have had those thoughts of my daughter growing up and not being the little girl she is now. It is true what they say about kids, they grow up fast. No matter how hard I try I know that she will not be the little ball of energy she is now; one day she will be a rebellious teenager that will more than likely think her dad is a total goof ball and would want to distance herself from my embarrassing presence.

    I know that this is far down the line and I try to spend as much time as I can with her making memories of this special time.

    But as I read an article today posted on The Black Sphere, it really got me thinking that maybe the culture that we currently find ourselves in is not helping the cause.

    Recently I read an article that Victoria’s Secret is launching a line of underwear and bras aimed at middle school aged children. The line will be called “Bright Young Things” and will feature ” lace black cheeksters with the word “Wild” emblazoned on them, green and white polka-dot hipsters screen printed with “Feeling Lucky?” and a lace trim thong with the words, “Call me” on the front.”

    As a dad, this makes me sick.

    I believe that this sends the wrong message to not only my daughter but to all young girls.
    I don’t want my daughter to ever think that her self-worth and acceptance by others is based on the choice of her undergarments. I don’t want my daughter to ever think that to be popular or even attractive she has to have emblazon words on her bottom.

    I want my daughter (and every girl) to be faced with tough decisions in her formative years of adolescence. Decisions like should I be a doctor or a lawyer? Should I take calculus as a junior or a senior? Do I want to go to Texas A&M or University of Texas or some Ivy League School? Should I raise awareness for slave trafficking or lack of water in developing nations? There are many, many more questions that all young women should be asking themselves… not will a boy (or girl) like me if I wear a “call me” thong?

    I want my daughter to know that she is perfect the way she is; I want my daughter to know that no matter what underwear she is wearing it does not define her.

    I believe that this new line “Bright Young Things” thwarts the efforts of empowering young women in this country. “Bright Young Things” gives off the message that women are sex objects. This new line promotes it at a dangerously young age.

    I implore you to reconsider your decision to start this line.

    By doing so you will put young girl’s self-esteem, self-worth and pride above profits.

    Sincerely,

    Rev. Evan Dolive
    Houston, TX

  • Models for the Disney Characters..

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    cbsnews.com/Disney

    Realistic humans are among the most difficult characters to animate. For 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' animators with relatively little experience animating real people had to create characters that were convincingly real. To aid in this task, Disney hired a young dancer, then named Marjorie Belcher, to act out the role of Snow White. Champion's performance became the model for how future live-action reference was shot. Dressed in the character's costume, she danced and pantomimed scenes from the film with stand-in props.

    Champion later did live-action modeling for the Blue Fairy in 'Pinocchio' and Hyacinth Hippo from 'Fantasia.' She was briefly married to Disney animator Art Babbitt and later found fame dancing in MGM musicals alongside her second husband, the actor/dancer/director Gower Champion.

     

    andreasdeja.blogspot.com/Disney

     

    Eleanor Audley
    Wicked Stepmother and Maleficent

    Disney animators often study or film voice actors as they perform to get ideas for animating the corresponding characters. Sometimes -- particularly for older films -- the actors would double as reference models. Audley's stately appearance and acting chops perfectly complimented her amazing vocal performances as Maleficent from 'Sleeping Beauty' and the evil stepmother from 'Cinderella.'

     

    Helene Stanley-Cinderella, Princess Aurora and more

    One of Disney's most prolific live-action reference models, Helene Stanley began working for Disney towards the end of her film career. Stanley modeled Cinderella and her stepsister Anastasia, Princess Aurora in 'Sleeping Beauty' and Anita Radcliffe in '101 Dalmatians.' Disney also found an onscreen role for her as Davy Crockett's wife Polly in two of the 'Davy Crockett' TV movies.

     

    tinkerbelltalks.com/DIsney

     

     

    Margaret Kerry as TinkerBell

    It's long been rumored that Peter Pan's pixie pal was based on Marilyn Monroe. In fact, the temperamental fairy was heavily based on the reference provided by Margaret Kerry.

    With the aid of numerous oversized props, Kerry gave the animators plenty of inspiration for Tinker Bell's movement and character. Kerry also voiced one of the mermaids in 'Peter Pan' and played the character in reference footage as well.

    reelz.com/Disney

     

    Sherry Stoner...Belle and Princess Aurora

    herri Stoner helped to reinvent the Disney heroine by serving as the model for both Ariel and Belle. Stoner, who had previously appeared on the 'Little House on the Prarie' TV series, swam around in a water tank for Ariel and pantomimed Belle's actions to prerecorded tracks of voice actor Paige O'Hara's dialogue.

    Stoner's connection to animation didn't end with 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Little Mermaid.' She went on to serve as a writer and producer on 'Tiny Toon Adventures' and 'Animaniacs,' voicing Slappy Squirrel on the latter. She's currently working on a series for Disney Junior starring revamped versions of the seven dwarfs.

    Bambi: The Story and the Film/Disney

     

    Bambi: The Story and the Film/Disney

    Animating animals, both realistic and stylized, also requires a lot of study. 'Bambi' featured some of the most realistic animal animation produced by Disney up to that time. To help the artists familiarize themselves with the movements and mannerisms of the creatures they would be drawing, Disney brought a number of animals to live in enclosures on the studio grounds, including two four-month-old fawns.

    Disney's animators had plenty of opportunity to study the two deer, dubbed Bambi and Faline, as they grew up. But living in such close proximity to humans stripped the deer of some of their wild nature. The animators found additional inspiration from a wild buck who found his way onto the lot, attracted by Faline.

    Nowadays, Disney usually relies on trips to the zoo or visits from appropriate critters with professional handlers when artists require live animal models for their characters.

    The illusion of Life/DIsney

    One of the early problems in the production of 'Lady and the Tramp' was the design of one of the stars. Lady was an upper class cocker spaniel from the beginning, but no one could seem to agree what type of dog the streetwise canine Tramp should be. Story artist Ed Penner found the answer when he spotted a stray dog with the perfect look for Tramp.

    The dog could not be caught, but was discovered days later in the city pound. As it turned out, 'Tramp' was a female, but her look still proved to be just what the Disney artists needed for their crafty leading mutt. After she finished her modeling work, the dog lived out the rest of her days in a home for retired Hollywood pooches.

  • Aaron Rodgers HILARIOUS twiiter conversation...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    Who can forget arguably the funniest villain in the history of sports movies, Shooter McGavin? In 1996′s “Happy Gilmore”, McGavin was the nemesis of lovable bad boy Gilmore, played by Adam Sandler. Shooter has resurfaced over the last year on Twitter, and has garnered himself quite the following with his hilarious references to the movie and outrageous takes on news in the sports world. McGavin is so popular on Twitter these days that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took time out of his day to engage in a full blown conversation with Shooter.

     

    Aaron Rodgers ✔ @AaronRodgers12
    I don't know if I can take that chick with her prejudicial comments against mustaches all day again


    Shooter McGavin @ShooterMcGavin_

    @AaronRodgers12 You and the Orderly Guy rank up there with having the best mustaches I’ve seen over the past 20 years.


    Aaron Rodgers ✔ @AaronRodgers12

    @ShooterMcGavin_ why don't u drink a nice warm glass of shut the hell up. You're in my world now clown


    Shooter McGavin @ShooterMcGavin_

    @AaronRodgers12 Haha *golf clap* I appreciate you paying homage to me last season in your game against Seattle pic.twitter.com/Swyzg1mPy0

     

    Shooter McGavin @ShooterMcGavin_
    @AaronRodgers12 Chubbs was a dear friend of Shooters. It’s a shame Gilmore murdered him. As for Grandma, she loved our make out sessions.


    Aaron Rodgers ✔ @AaronRodgers12
    @ShooterMcGavin_ nice top into the h2o on 17 tee. Happy got the gold jacket and gmas house back. Ur in love w/an 80yr old who left u #fact