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The Power of YouTube

Saturday, December 03, 2011

“A previously unknown Canadian singer has finally found fame after writing a song about his struggle to get compensation from United Airlines. Dave Carroll claims his Taylor acoustic guitar was damaged by baggage handlers at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in 2008. After nine months of complaining by e-mail and phone proved fruitless, he made a music video about his struggle and called it ‘United Breaks Guitars.’ Several million YouTube hits later, United Airlines has offered to pay the cost of repairing the guitar and $1,200 worth of flght vouchers. Dave Carroll has asked that the money be donated to charity instead.”

  
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TREKPURRSON 12/16/2011 1:25AM

    emoticon emoticon story! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/4/2011 7:42PM

    GOOD for him!

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JUDITHANNIE 12/3/2011 10:17AM

    good for him.... emoticon

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SUPER3800 12/3/2011 7:57AM

  That was a great story, I saw his videos and they were very funny. Thanks for the reminder that the little guy can win!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/3/2011 6:52AM

    A wonderful David and Goliath Story

Make it a great weekend

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Who Am I?

Friday, December 02, 2011

I’m a cartoon character.

I was created in America in 1949.

What I lack in stature, I make up in wealth.

People think I am crazy, but I am actually just nearsighted.

My Christian name is Quincy.

I played Scrooge in an animated version of A Christmas Carol.

I have a talking bulldog called McBarker.

Jim Bacchus was my voice.

Scroll down for the answer...




Keep scrolling...



Keep on going...



Almost there...



And the answer is:



Mr. Magoo

How many of you out there remember him? I got the answer by the 4th clue - how did you all do?





  
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TREKPURRSON 12/16/2011 1:27AM

    Got it by the 3rd clue--I loved "Mr. Magoo" cartoons! emoticon *gasp* -Showing my age?!? emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/2/2011 7:54AM

  The Jim Bacchus clue told me!! emoticon

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Hmmmm...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Honoree: Simon Norris

Notable Achievement: Being the first person to have a letter addressed and delivered to him in a public restroom

The Story: Norris, a homeless recovering alcoholic, requested temporary housing from the city of Bournemouth, England, but was denied. With nowhere else to go, in January 2007 Norris paid a £3 deposit for a key to an out-of-commission public restroom. And there he stayed. A few weeks later, Norris requested assistance from a local housing charity, giving his address as “The Disabled Toilet, The Lower Pleasure Gardens, Bournemouth.” Des Persse, a housing officer, saw Norris’s request and wanted to help him, so he wrote him a letter and sent it to the loo. A few days later a postman slipped it under the door. “I was rather surprised when I actually received a letter,” said Norris. The association assured him they would try to find temporary housing for him, but until they do, Norris is perfectly happy to be squatting in the bathroom.

  


11/30/2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
—STEPHEN LEACOCK, Canadian economist and writer

  
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11/28/2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

“Never despair, but if you do, WORK ON IN DESPAIR.”
—EDMUND BURKE, British philosopher and statesman

  
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DDOORN 12/1/2011 3:36PM

    Plugging away...thx for the reminder!

Don

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    Keep on keeping on, Spark Sister! emoticon

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