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Title: To counterbalance...
Post by: dbeechum on September 20, 2011, 04:20:50 PM
Denny's whiskey link makes me ire-ful.

Here's something that reminds me of the good of humanity. Stick with it. Trust me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nUkE1moT-g&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: denny on September 20, 2011, 04:21:45 PM
Thanks, Drew.  We all need more of that kind of stuff.
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Post by: beersk on September 20, 2011, 04:41:11 PM
Awww, that was nice.
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Post by: bluesman on September 20, 2011, 04:47:32 PM
Definitely puts that $200K bottle of whiskey into perspective.
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Post by: maxieboy on September 20, 2011, 05:08:48 PM
Less greed and war machines, more this...
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Post by: euge on September 20, 2011, 05:49:35 PM
Very heart-warming. No child should have to start life with a deformation- one that is fixed so easily.
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Post by: beersk on September 20, 2011, 05:51:32 PM
Less greed and war machines, more this...
Hear, hear!
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Post by: hoser on September 20, 2011, 06:09:26 PM
Like :)
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Post by: Slowbrew on September 20, 2011, 08:15:58 PM
Very cool stuff. 

I know a couple of surgeons who volunteer time to Operation Smile.  One of my kid's 6th Grade class held a preseason basketball tournament (it's a class service project, every year the class chooses the charity)  to raise money for them several years ago.  Its nice to see the changes a simple surgery like that can make.

Paul
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Post by: rabid_dingo on September 21, 2011, 06:07:27 AM
So Cute. Choked up a bit. It is nice to see good in the world...
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Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 07:00:01 AM
drew you seem to be a respectable man...cheers

here's a lighthearted perspective reminder for all of us.  stick with this one to the end too, he really hits on the impact of a very simple (and cheap) item that most of us give little thought to

http://www.wimp.com/magicmachine/ (http://www.wimp.com/magicmachine/)
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Post by: dbeechum on September 21, 2011, 04:05:11 PM
I love TED talks. I've always wanted to: attend TED (yowch the money!) and give a TED talk on beer and brewing.

Can you imagine? I wonder if the TED folks have a no swearing rule? :)
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Post by: denny on September 21, 2011, 06:06:19 PM
I wonder if the TED folks have a no swearing rule? :)

If so, that leaves you out in the cold!  ;)
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Post by: dbeechum on September 21, 2011, 06:42:03 PM
If so, that leaves you out in the cold!  ;)

You know, I can speak less bluely, but where's the fun in that? :)
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Post by: jaybeerman on September 21, 2011, 06:50:16 PM
I love TED talks. I've always wanted to: attend TED (yowch the money!) and give a TED talk on beer and brewing.

Can you imagine? I wonder if the TED folks have a no swearing rule? :)

I'm a newcomer to TED talks, but I'm watching the videos as fast as I can.  I'd give my left nut to attend <sigh> sounds like they might want my money instead.  I do thoroughly enjoy public speaking; it's just that my opinions don't seem to be in high demand.  :) Let us know when you're giving your TED beertalk.

Your need/desire to spice speeches up with expletives cracks me up...you could say that it's against my nature to swear.  Then every once in a while due to who knows what, not more than roughly 50% of the time,  I find myself liberally dosing my sentences/thoughts with good-natured foul language and abnormally base humor.  Fall time always seems to get me
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Post by: dbeechum on September 21, 2011, 09:31:53 PM
Your need/desire to spice speeches up with expletives cracks me up.

Ahh, I think Denny and I play that up more on the forum than it is reality. I actually do a lot of pseudo-swearing in my presentations, where I leave you with the impression that I've sworn but haven't really. Most of the time, I use it as punctuation and a key for people to laugh and drive home a point.

And the latent Catholic School student in me laughs in glee at the "wrongness" of it. I admit, childish.
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Post by: rep on October 01, 2011, 03:42:48 AM
I did a floor speech one time dealing with a bill that would have cut funding for dental care for low income people.

"If people are interviewing for a job and it comes down to two equally qualified people, and one provides a great smile and the other a smile that shows teeth needing to be corrected, who do you think gets the job?"

It did not matter, we cut the funding.
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Post by: punatic on October 01, 2011, 08:20:52 AM
Great video!  Astounding that she recovered from surgery that quickly.  Beautiful girl!