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VIDEO: Dancing Nana: "I could dance all f***ing day."


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There's novel, there's funny, there's totes adorbs, there's charming, there's smile-inducing, and there's loveable. Dancing Nana is all of the above. She's not your typical granny.

Nana Feole:

Cheers to my 88 year old Nana. Do yourselves a favor and watch this until the very last second (don't miss the ending!). Life is good, dance on-

I love this woman!

In fact, I love this woman so much that I hope many younger women grow up to be just like her. And by "just like her," I mean able to benefit from Medicare and Social Security in the future the same way Nana can right now.

Here's an idea that could help make that happen: Raise Social Security and Medicare Taxes on the Rich, Don’t Feed the Cat Food of Austerity to the Elderly.

H/t: @Knishette


VIDEO: Why can't it be like this more often? Sadly, that was rhetorical.


Many of you may have already seen this, but I hadn't. I actually teared up, because this video proved that once in awhile, perfect strangers can actually come together as one in the most beautiful way. I mean, passengers actually smiled genuinely at each other, they actually shared an experience that bonded them for two minutes straight.

Music does that. Politics, on the other hand...

To see such expressions of gentle surprise and sheer joy from people is so unusual in these times of extreme polarization. They were utterly enchanted. You could tell, because out came the iPod buds.

And that music, so inspiring, as was the entire video. Why can't it be like that more often? Rhetorical.

In April 2012 Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) surprised the passengers in the Copenhagen Metro by playing Griegs Peer Gynt. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Klassisk All music was performed and recorded in the metro.

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The sound: The Copenhagen Metro is very quiet and the recording you hear is where the train is standing still. That's why the recording you hear is so clean and crisp - and the sound is actually surprisingly good in the Copenhagen metro.

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Via @Knishette


Best New Thing of the Day: "Cash mobs" boost small businesses


There's nothing more heartening than seeing people come together with a great idea to solve huge problems with effective, creative, simple solutions in a positive way.

If you replace the first two letters of "flash mobs" with a "C" for "cash mobs," you have the makings of strangers helping strangers by way of social media, big hearts, and the desire to accomplish what elected officials can't: Inject quick cash into local economies.

Small biz, meet Awesome.

The L.A. Times:

[T]he purpose is serious: to support locally owned businesses with a quick injection of cash.

The trend is part of a larger "buy local" movement that has emerged in response to the rise of big-box national chains that are putting the squeeze on mom and pop stores.

Los Angeles activists, for example, are mobilizing to challenge building permits issued to Wal-Mart. The world's largest retailer is planning to construct a 33,000-square-foot grocery store in Chinatown that critics worry will hurt small, local merchants.

The way it works is, participants meet up on a specified day, at a specified time, at a specified intersection with at least twenty dollars to spend at local businesses. Nobody knows the name of the business until just prior to the event "to add a sense of adventure to the outing."

Another added benefit is that the "mobsters" find one-of-a-kind items that they'd never be able to find at big chains or box stores.

Then, after the shopping spree is over, everyone goes to a local bar to hang out, make new friends, socialize, and celebrate. Another major plus is that it's a twofer, because...

The business owner (and the bar) get a windfall. [...]

[T]he outings also create a sense of community.

What's not to love?


Look what President Obama did


Just. Go.

Here's how The Virginian-Pilot reported the precedent-shattering event of the post "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" era:

Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow. They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.

Big thank you to reader Nellcote for the headline and the link. And thank you to President Obama for ending DADT and understanding that love is, you know, a good thing.