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  • Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry?

    01/15/2015 12:39:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies ^ | January 12, 2015 | Walt Hickey
    Which Movies Make Grown Men Cry? After an evening at Grassroots Tavern, some friends and I got into a heated argument about “Love Actually,” which I contend is a good movie. This eventually became a slightly less heated argument about which movies make people cry. The consensus was that everyone has at least one movie that gets them. The lone dissenter was my friend Alex Kaufman, who claimed he had never cried during a movie. After we listed approximately half the films on IMDb, he eventually recanted, saying that “Saving Private Ryan” had, at points, briefly broken his steely resolve....
  • Filipina Marries Dying Groom in Hospital

    06/27/2014 3:41:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 26, 2014
    A man in Philippines who was planning to celebrate his landmark 30th birthday with his perfect family in July 2014, received a major setback when he was diagnosed with stage four cancer in May. According to a YouTube upload by Hasset Go, the man did get to fulfil his last wish and tie the knot in a fairytale wedding in what was described as a moving ceremony to the love of his life and the mother of his two-year-old daughter. Tragically, a mere 10 hours after the loving couple said their vows, the man breathed his last and passed away...
  • We Are Never Alone -- A story of a Miracle Birth

    12/25/2013 9:39:58 PM PST · by Phinneous Judaism Online ^ | Circa 2009 | Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen
    This is an UNBELIEVABLE story of a personal experience the narrator had after the birth of one of his children. It's an absolutely inspiring story for any believer in G-d. It's long (I think 3 or 4 hours) but I remember listening to it on the way home from work and cancelling the rest of my evening to complete it. Totally worth playing at least in the background tonight (as you like me clean up after your kids, exhausted, and ready for a spiritual boost.) It's basically a string of incredible "coincidences" that lead to the rabbi's baby boy being...
  • Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker/Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry?

    02/13/2012 10:11:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 109 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 11, 2012.
    Why does Adele's 'Someone Like You' make everyone cry? Science has found the formula. -Excerpt- Twenty years ago, the British psychologist John Sloboda conducted a simple experiment. He asked music lovers to identify passages of songs that reliably set off a physical reaction, such as tears or goose bumps. Participants identified 20 tear-triggering passages, and when Dr. Sloboda analyzed their properties, a trend emerged: 18 contained a musical device called an "appoggiatura." An appoggiatura is a type of ornamental note that clashes with the melody just enough to create a dissonant sound. "This generates tension in the listener," said Martin...
  • Dog in Japan stays by the side of its ailing friend in the rubble

    03/16/2011 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 3/16/11 | Brent Michael Dykes
    It's a universal truth that dogs are man's best friend, but they're pretty darn loyal to their own as well. Case in point: this tear-inducing video, via the website Jezebel, showing a dog, shivering and disoriented, remaining loyally by the side of a stricken fellow canine amid the devastation of the Japanese tsunami.
  • Dog in Japan stays by the side of its ailing friend in the rubble

    03/16/2011 4:47:33 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Mar 16 2011 | By Brett Michael Dykes
    It's a universal truth that dogs are man's best friend, but they're pretty darn loyal to their own as well. Case in point: this tear-inducing video, via the website Jezebel, showing a dog, shivering and disoriented, remaining loyally by the side of a stricken fellow canine amid the devastation of the Japanese tsunami. The video is a stark reminder that, as was the case when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, there will likely be thousands of pets orphaned or involuntarily abandoned due to the catastrophe in Japan. If you'd like to help efforts to help these animals,...
  • Young AZ victim's dad: Boston girl received organs.

    01/16/2011 10:57:45 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Jan 16, 2011 | AP via Yahoo News
    BOSTON – The father of the youngest victim of the Arizona massacre says some of her organs have been donated to a young girl in the Boston area. John Green tells The Boston Globe in Sunday's edition that he received a phone call about the transplant, but says he doesn't know any other details about the donation. He says the call "really lifted" his spirit and says he and his wife are proud parents once again of their daughter, "who has done another amazing thing." Nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green was born Sept. 11, 2001. She had just been elected to...
  • "American Soldier" - Lyrics from Toby Keith's tribute, in honor of Memorial Day

    05/28/2006 10:06:37 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 1,849+ views
    Toby Keith
    I'm just trying to be a father Raise a daughter and a son Be a lover to their mother Everything to everyone Up and at 'em, bright and early I'm all business in my suit Yeah, I'm dressed up for success From my head down to my boots I don't do it for the money There's bills that I can't pay I don't do it for the glory I just do it anyway Providing for our future's my responsibility Yeah I'm real good under pressure Being all that I can be And I can't call in sick on Mondays...
  • Nicholas Sparks Novels/Movies - Romantic Love Or Teary Schmaltz? (Vanity

    02/09/2005 6:52:17 AM PST · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 725+ views
    02/09/05 | goldstategop
    This is strictly vanity. All in good fun. Nicholas Sparks is a guy who ventured into a field traditionally dominated by women. He writes about love and romance with incredible feeling. All of his novels and movies so far have a Southern small town charm/Flyover Country setting to them. To you, do they celebrate romantic love or focus on teary schmaltz. It seems the theme is about doomed lovers finding a lasting love. Maybe that's why people cry on finishing the book or leaving the theater after having seen a movie.
  • Where was God when I needed him? (get a hanky ready)

    04/19/2004 4:35:37 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 117 replies · 195+ views
    Unattributed | 4/19/04 | Unknown
    Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: "How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?" The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it." Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?" The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to...

    01/16/2004 5:33:10 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 51 replies · 456+ views
    You all need to follow the link below to view this wonderful tribute to the American soldiers that War Hawk 42, a good friend of mine, sent me. Have your kleenex handy!
  • The Meatrix

    11/16/2003 2:49:07 PM PST · by Print · 34 replies · 260+ views
    Global Resource Action Center ^ | 16/11/2003 | Print
    The Meatrix
  • 'Don't Let Them Pull the U.N. Out of Iraq'

    08/22/2003 10:18:25 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 5 replies · 243+ views
    The Washington Post | August 23, 2003 | Theola Labbé
    <p>BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 -- As soon as he could pick himself up off the floor of his room and remove the shard of glass embedded in his right leg, Army 1st Sgt. William von Zehle rushed toward the sound of the explosion.</p> <p>The 52-year-old retired fire chief from Wilton, Conn., surveyed the rubble and carnage. As he pondered what to do, a man in a blue U.N. baseball cap approached. "We have two people trapped! Sergio and Gil are trapped!" the man said.</p> <p>The names meant nothing to von Zehle, he recalled today. But he went to look.</p>
  • A young Marine restores my faith

    07/02/2002 12:21:56 PM PDT · by chesty_puller · 54 replies · 584+ views
    The Orange County Register | June 30 2002 | Ann Baker
    A young Marine restores my faith Golden Pen Award Each Sunday The Orange Register recognizes a letter that eloquently expresses a viewpoint or engenders a debate on a topic of public interest. Today's winner is Ann Baker, a real-estate agent who lives in Huntington Beach It was our normal Thursday morning business meeting at our real-estate office. No big deal. Before the meeting we hung around the bagel table, as usual, with our coffee. He stood aside, looking a little shy and awkward and very young, a new face in a room full of extroverted salespeople. An average looking guy,...