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“Slick’s lyrics are so hypnotizing that while listening to this song I grabbed my belt and spanked my roommate repeatedly.” — Arand1717
“A 4-year-old northwest Iowa girl who climbed her way out of an overturned pickup truck and trudged a quarter-mile across a field covered in a foot of snow said she just “wanted to help” her mother and younger brother. Averie Carrion went in search of help after her mom, 25-year-old Jamie Carrion, hit a slick spot on Iowa Highway 10 while heading home to Granville. Carrion had borrowed her stepfather’s truck. She told Sioux City television station KTIV that although Averie normally rode in a car seat, she was just wearing a seat belt Sunday night while riding in the back seat with her 1-year-old brother. “We hit the ditch and we rolled about two or three times,” Carrion said. The truck ended up lying on its passenger side. Carrion said she was stuck in the truck and could see her son, but not Averie, when she called 911. “I thought she was unconscious and I thought she was pinned under the vehicle and I started to panic,” Carrion said. But Averie had managed to get out of the truck and head across a field to a farmhouse. “This little girl thinking they were in big trouble was able to climb out of the vehicle and then her instincts must have kicked in,” Sioux County Sheriff Dan Altena said.” w/ photo + video
“Passers-by had dialled 999 when they saw the swan – left there by fishermen to scare away other birds – apparently stuck fast in the ice in Straubing, Germany. One firefighter said: ‘The information was very sketchy. We had to search for ages until we found the location. Eventually we saw the swan in the middle of the pond. ‘The ice was not very thick so it was quite a dangerous rescue. ‘But when we got there we found a plastic swan and not a real swan which had been put on the lake to scare birds form coming to try and eat the fish. He added: ‘Thankfully no one was injured and at least we got a bit of training in.” w/ photo
“Fear for the next generation? You’re not alone. If you’re not in the right frame of mind, it’s easy to see kids today as over-stimulated, over-entitled and terminally self-involved. How could they not be? They’re bombarded by influences seemingly determined to rob them of all innocence and feeling for their fellow man. Just look at the felonious role models, ubersexed music, violent video games and truly disturbing toys being marketed to them 24/7. YIKES. Fortunately, it’s easy to get out of this frame of mind and back to reality. There are some great kids out there doing some great things. Submitted for your approval are 10 Young Philanthropists, and they deserve the spotlight more than Britney or Lindsay’s latest rehab stint.” w/ videos