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These two teen boys are so talented that they will give you goosebumps… You might even shed a tear!

I will admit that I am not a big fan of rap but these two immediately made me think of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis! Musical duo Charlie Lenehan (15) and Leondre Devries (13) call themselves “Bars & Melody”. Their recent audition for “Britain’s Got Talent”  was not only a VERY powerful anti-bullying message that saw the crowd go nuts, it has exploded on the internet! Over 22 million people have watched their performance in the last 10 days!

Leondre says that he started rapping because he was having a hard time in primary school. He was getting bullied… when he would get home, he would write… BEAUTIFULLY I might add!

Their talent, their lyrics, their demeanor, their incredible performance — the whole package! Watch what happens and how Simon reacts:

Don’t you hope these guys go far?!

Kim 😉

logoSounds kinda anti-social, no?! I guess there is always someone you are looking to avoid… that ex, or the dude you owe money to… your mother-in-law!!

iphonefirstSplit, free for iOS and Android devices, is an app where users log on to Facebook and select people from their social network they do not want to meet. The app sends an alert when they are nearby and shows a route on a map to avoid them!! How hilarious (and somewhat practical) is that!?

Funny enough, Split isn’t the first app of its kind!

There is also the Cloak app for iOS, which works with Foursquare or Instagram, sending a notification if the person comes from within half a block to a couple kms away.

cloak-headerSplit and Cloak gather location data from social network updates and check-ins. Photo-sharing network Instagram includes location data whenever a photo is uploaded. Both apps gather data from Foursquare and Instagram, and Split gets additional data from Facebook and Twitter. Sounds scary all this sharing of date, but it can get you out of a sticky situation!!

I guess so much of our lives have become public… it’s only natural to want to break from that!

Would you use an app like this?!

Kim 😉

I have to admit that I have quite the twisted sense of humor and my friends might be surprised that I do not think this is funny… I guess I draw the line at insinuations of child molestation!

This commercial for Burlington France — an old sock company that is now resurfacing and, obviously, wanting to do it with a bang… their most recent ad mocks euthanasia, but it’s this one (first posted in October) that is now doing the rounds.

The ad shows a kid asking his mom to “suck him”… oops “SOCK him”….

Watch here: 

What do you think? Has the company has gone a tad too far? Or it is all in good fun?

Kim 😉

Yes!

walking-shelter-shoes-sibling-1.jpeg.662x0_q100_crop-scaleThat is exactly what Sibling, an Australian company, thought of. A pair of sneakers with an integrated shelter!

Whether it’s for a camping/hiking/exercising trip or just a run around town when you are uncertain of the weather (one second it’s windy, then rainy, then snowy!), these are the shoes for you!walking-shelter-shoes-sibling-2

“Stored compactly in integrated net pockets within the shoe, the shelter expands out and around the body to form an enclosure that relies on the human frame as a supporting structure.”

walking-shelter-shoes-sibling-5I will admit that the end result kinda looks wacky, but the whole thing has quite some potential. Imagine homeless people using these. It could be truly helpful!

I like these walking shelters!

Kim 😉

 

In what was an amazingly exciting last quarter, The Montreal Alouettes defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-27 in the final seconds of the Grey Cup game last night! We had just missed a 2 point conversion, Duval had been having a horrible night (7 yard punt–really?!) and was up for the winning field goal… he sets it up, kicks and MISSED!!! NOOOOOOOO! That’s when we all notice the flags on the play… WHAT HAPPENNED?? The Riders had one too many men on the field!!! A 13th man!!! A 2nd chance for Duval!!! A 3 POINT WINNING FIELD GOAL!!! Woohoooooo!!!!

Whose fault was it? Don’t know — but if you’re an Als fan, let the mocking begin with this awesome t-shirt:

BUY IT HERE!!

I was told most Riders fans can’t count to 12, so at least they can relate to the Riders coaching staff! hihihi (sorry–Montrealer here, I have to rub it in as much as I can!!) Here’s to you Riders fans:

Sulli 😉


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