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#RyanNeedsGrinder: Campaign to get Ryan Gosling to visit Toronto cafe finally worked

someone's post got approved first but since i already had this in my journal i figured i'd post it because it's quite frankly qt

  • Independent coffee shop Grinder Coffee in Toronto has been campaigning on social media to get Ryan Gosling to stop in for a cup of coffee while he's in town for TIFF.

  • Owner of Grinder Coffee, Joelle Murray, says in this video that the campaign is to "promote spots outside of the entertainment district or Yorkville."

  • The coffee shop had previously unsuccessfully campaigned for Idris Elba to stop by.

The campaign worked!

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One, how do you take your coffee, and two, would you have a coffee date with Ryan Gosling?
whistling lab

Celebrities tweet about the #mprraccoon, who captivated the world last night in death-defying climb

since i wasnt allowed to post this on ONTD i'm saving it for my own journal

ICYMI: Yesterday, a raccoon was spotted climbing the USB building Minnesota. The photo taken from the 13th floor went viral, and the world watched with bated breath as the raccoon climbed higher and higher. Traps were set on the building's rooftop in the hope that the little guy would make his (or her) way to the top of the building. All the drama unfolded in real time, as local Minnesota news live-streamed the raccoon's climb up, then back down, then back up again. The #mprraccoon made it as high as the 23rd floor before getting ontop of the roof to safety. Even famous folks found themselves caught up in the spectacle:

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The USB plaza's official Twitter account reported the raccoon safe!

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What a feel-good story! Were you following it, ONTD?
whistling lab

most current movie poll

for FFAF, help pick the movie!


GENRE POLL LINK --> this is the URL for the genre poll!
it automatically shuts off by midnight, friday. MOVIE poll will go up during the ffaf.

please suggest only netflix movies, but don't suggest like 20 of them lmao

MOVIE POLL LINK --> this will always be the URL for the movie poll. VOTING WILL START DURING FFAF and will end @ 10 PM. you can vote for more than one movie but each movie gets only one vote. anyone watching the movie can vote (e.g. if your SO is watching it with you, they can vote too). but please use the honor system and don't throw the poll :)

if you want to participate, click "OTHER" in the poll and write in your LJ name and your birth date.
during your birthday week you will pick the genre and select up to 4 movies for us to vote on.

BIRTHDAY MOVIE POLL --> this poll is to be used during the nights when we are going to watch a movie based on the birthday ONTDer's picks.

under the cut is irrelevant
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There is a lot of ugliness in this world. Sometimes I cannot believe how bad it is.

Today I received a phone call in the early morning, and that person told me that her dog had just been brutally murdered a few hours ago by her partner. And that this person also had beaten her up, threatened her with a gun, and would have killed her if she had not escaped. He chose the dog instead. I don't want to say who it is at this point, and please don't comment on my facebook because she doesn't want anyone to know right now.

If you or someone you know or an animal has been a victim of abuse, please get help or encourage them to get it. Please tell the victim that it is not his or her fault. It is important to remember that anyone capable of hurting or killing animals is also capable of inflicting grave harm on a person, and that victims not only suffer from physical, but also emotional and mental abuse, and that it is very hard for them to reach out for help. Please be gentle and patient with victims, and please do not blame them. They already feel bad enough.

Also, please consider looking up your state's laws on animal cruelty and if you feel like the law is inadequate, e.g. the crime for harming or killing an animal is merely a misdemeanor, contact your legislature.

It is important that we advocate on behalf of animal and human victims of cruelty. The two are often linked.

whistling lab

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Pretty pretty please vote for my photo!

It's because I really want the $600 scholarship (my full time internship will be unpaid this summer, fuck), but I can't be considered for that unless I place in the 150. My photo is currently ranked 808. Oh no!

Also this one, if you don't mind, because it's ranked in the top 150, but I need to stay there! 

I really appreciate it :)

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Yo, long time no post...

I am just here to say... vote for my photography?!

If you want...

I found these contests through fastweb. I am desperately searching for scholarships because I doubt I will be able to get my St John's scholarship next year, due to my shitty class rank.

Law school blows...
So does job searching. I really didn't think it would be so hard to fund (unpaid) work.

I am looking forward to Spring break come next weekend.

Back to work.

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This my excavation and today is kumran. Everything that happens is from now on This is pouring rain This is paralyzed

I keep throwing it down two-hundred at a time It's hard to find it when you knew it When your money's gone And you're drunk as hell

On your back with your racks as the stacks as your load In the back and the racks and the stacks are your load In the back with your racks and you're un-stacking your load

I've twisting to the sun I needed to replace The fountain in the front yard is rusted out All my love was down In a frozen ground

There's a black crow sitting across from me; his wiry legs are crossed And he's dangling my keys he even fakes a toss Whatever could it be That has brought me to this loss?

On your back with your racks as the stacks as your load In the back and the racks and the stacks of your load In the back with your racks and you're un-stacking your load

This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away Your love will be Safe with me