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May 11, 2015

Dr. Kanye West Acceptance Speech [video]

Kanye West collected an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

West — who briefly attended Chicago’s American Academy of Art and Chicago State University, but dropped out to pursue music — labeled the accolade a “humanization” and a “recognition.”

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May 8, 2015

Catcher Drills Batter [That’s Gonna Hurt]

Being the sports fan that I am I hesitated a few days before posting this. But each time I see it on SportsCenter I can’t help but wonder what in the world the catcher was thinking/doing.

In a Triple-A game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Durham Bulls, catcher Humberto Quintero hit Durham’s Luke Maile right in the midsection when trying to make a throw to third base with a Durham runner trying to steal.

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H/T Fansided

The expression from the homeplate umpire says it all…

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May 8, 2015

Kids Perform Ozzy’s ‘Crazy Train’ On Xylophones!

That’s right xylophones. That’s right kids!!

Anytime there is music being played on real instruments I’m interested. Anytime there are youngsters embracing music and playing instruments I get even more excited!

Check out these youngsters known as the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. They are part of the Louisville Leopard nonprofit organization designed to provide music education to kids ages 7–12 as an extra-curricular activity.

Not only did I and many other people think this was cool, but Ozzy Osbourne himself was so smitten with this rendition that he donated $10,000 to the Louisville Leopard Percussionists as well.

H/T – [...]

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May 6, 2015

A Rose From Concrete [Derrick Rose and 2Pac]

Tupac posthumously dropping knowledge…

The words are relevant then and especially now.

In this instance they happen to be connected to a Powerade campaign, but still worth reading/hearing.

You see, you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from concrete had damaged petals.

On the contrary, we would all celebrate it’s tenacity.

We would all love it’s will to reach the sun.

Well.

We are the roses.

This is the concrete.

These are my damaged petals.

Don’t ask me why.

Ask me how.

~ Tupac Shakur, “Mama’s Just a Little Girl”

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