68-Year-Old Hardcore Singer Known As 'The Grindmother' Is The Internet's Latest Crush

Grindcore is a pretty extreme genre of music that surfaced in the mid-1980s. If you took hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, industrial, and noise rock, and threw them all in the oldest, rattly blender you had, you’d get grindcore. It’s definitely an acquired taste, and not one that you would think a 68-year-old grandma would not only rock out to, but thrive in.

When you take age gap into consideration, music is one of the first major differences that come to mind. If I turn the radio on nowadays, I often catch myself turning the steering wheel into the opposing lane at the same time just to make it stop. Grindmother has definitely bridged that gap and then some.

It all started when she went to her son’s recording studio to provide backup vocals (read: screams) for his band, Corrupt Leaders. It became clear that she had a knack for it, which led to her starting her own band with her son and releasing the single History Repeats that has been seen millions of times worldwide, earning her fans all over the world, which includes a huge following in Japan.

Check out their live rehearsal video below:

She caught the attention of many celebrities, one of which was Ozzy Osbourne, who tweeted her video last year.

Her popularity has risen steadily, and she and her band are now preparing to go on tour. Her friends don’t quite appreciate the music as much as she does, but it sounds like they’re supportive of her rise to fame.

She even did an interview recently on Canadian television. When she’s not screaming her lungs out, she sounds like any other grandma does. Who knows what hidden talents they’re all hiding from us.

The appreciation isn’t one way, either. She’s very thankful that her fans have accepted and encouraged her music.

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22 Olive Garden Employees Share Their Woes With A Side Of Breadsticks

It’s always scary when you’re getting ready to read the confessions of employees that work at your favorite food establishments. While Olive Garden has been the butt of many Conan jokes, all of their menu options taste great and do so without breaking the bank.

But here you are, reading this, knowing that these anonymous confessions mean that you might have to think twice about going back to your failsafe spot. The good news is that if you treat your servers well, then you most likely have nothing to worry about. Beyond that? Well…go ahead and read.

  1. Tough Love

    I'm a server at Olive Garden and if a table is mean to me then I'll give them hard breadsticks.
  2. If you don’t like that, you should try retail

    I'm a server at Olive Garden. I really, REALLY hate my job. People are so damn rude...
  3. 5 second rule

    I work at Olive Garden. Whenever I drop a breadstick on the floor I pick it right back up and give it to them
  4. Like a stale breadstick

    I'm a server at Olive Garden and i'm great at what I do and super outgoing. But when it comes to talking to women I usually freeze up.
  5. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I want a salad, which is never

    I work at Olive Garden and I would never order a salad from there...our salad bar is disgusting
  6. You get what you pay for

    I'm sorry. As a server at Olive Garden I don't give my best service to high schoolers or undergrads, I've found them never to tip But I also don't ignore them.
  7. The hero we need

    I treat my guests how I wanna be served, politely, drinks stay full and their table is stocked w salad an bread (I work at Olive Garden)
  8. Well fed guests means it was a successful wedding

     I work at olive garden and we had a full on WEDDING with people eating their soup and salad while she walked down the aisle. Romantic.
  9. Does the Super Mario theme count?

    I work at Olive Garden and hear cheesy italian music in my sleep.
  10. Is it opposite day?

    The worst thing about working at olive garden is the unlimited soup and salad
  11. Positive workplace culture is always a perk

    At work I always like to share my food with my coworkers, I work at Olive Garden and we are kind of like a weird family. And you always help out your family.
  12. Two wrongs…

    i work at olive garden and when a customer is rude i drop their food on the floor and spit in it
  13. Pretty sure that’s against the law

    I work at Olive Garden, and none of us get a break. People can only smoke when the manager says so and unlocks the back door for them.
  14. Wasn’t that part of the compensation package?

    I work at Olive Garden and all the servers steal breadsticks and eat them while we wait for your food to be ready.
  15. That’s one way to deal with a job

    I get so high right before work each day. Makes working at Olive Garden worth it.
  16. Some don’t do it for the paycheck

    I work at Olive Garden and whenever people come in for birthdays I always volunteer to sing so that I can make really intense eye contact with the person being sung to and watch as they get super uncomfortable.
  17. Based on how long I waited last time, I’m calling you a liar

    I hate working at Olive Garden!!! People think that you have to treat them like royalty! NO! This is fast food too!!
  18. Reduce, Reuse, Redistribute The Wealth

    I work at Olive Garden. They throw away full bottles of wine at the end of the night if they've been opened. Instead I just take them home with me. #SaveTheWine
  19. I mean if it was untouched…

    I work at Olive Garden and almost anytime someone leaves food at a table, the server and/or busser cleaning it up will eat it
  20. Please do

    I work at Olive Garden and my boss says to not clean used cups
  21. I’ve seen that movie

    Im a waitress at Olive Garden... Sometimes i fart near annoying customers...
  22. Well that sure isn’t a 5-star attitude

    I hate my job. People, please learn, Olive Garden is not 5 star dining. Stop bitching.

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Brother Sends Out Christmas Cards For Sister And Trolls The Entire Family

Twitter user Morgan Svobodny recently decided to share the Christmas card that her brother, Zach, photoshopped and sent to everyone in their family on her behalf. 

In the card, Zach claims that Morgan is now in love with rapper Chief Keef, and adding that she’d dropped out of college after discovering that she was pregnant with his child. 

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That picture is actually a superb photoshop of these two individual images…

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Twitter was understandably impressed with Zach’s photoshop skills…

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Woman Shares Story Of How Her Ex-Boyfriend Ended Up With A Face Full Of Foot Dust

We’ve all had someone in some point of our lives that simply refuses to listen to what we have to say. They’re usually the people that end up getting the boot, and that was the case with Sarah Gailey and her now ex-boyfriend.

Now ‘foot dust’ is a rather odd term unless you regularly scrape down the callouses on your feet, which you really need to start doing if you don’t already. The texture is both grainy and airy, and if you miss whatever container you’re discarding the shavings in, the small pile of former you scatters all over the place and becomes even more difficult to clean.

With that in mind, check out Sarah’s story on how her boyfriend ended up with a face full of her relative’s foot dust.

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Mother Explains The Perfect Way To Break The News About Santa To Kids

Sooner or later the truth has to come out. You know, about the really old guy that manages to somehow delivers presents to every house in the world in a few hours. I had a friend who still believed in Santa when she as 12 years old.

So obviously it can be difficult for some parents to break the truth to their kids. So mother Charity Hutchinson recently decided to share an amazing way she recently learned to break the whole thing down with minimum tears.

“In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa. This way, the Santa construct is not a lie that gets discovered, but an unfolding series of good deeds and Christmas spirit.”

“When they are 6 or 7, whenever you see that dawning suspicion that Santa may not be a material being, that means the child is ready.”

“I take them out “for coffee” at the local wherever. We get a booth, order our drinks, and the following pronouncement is made:”

“‘You sure have grown an awful lot this year. Not only are you taller, but I can see that your heart has grown, too. [ Point out 2-3 examples of empathetic behavior, consideration of people’s feelings, good deeds etc, the kid has done in the past year]. In fact, your heart has grown so much that I think you are ready to become a Santa Claus’.”

“‘You probably have noticed that most of the Santas you see are people dressed up like him. Some of your friends might have even told you that there is no Santa. A lot of children think that, because they aren’t ready to BE a Santa yet, but YOU ARE.'”

“‘Tell me the best things about Santa. What does Santa get for all of his trouble? [lead the kid from “cookies” to the good feeling of having done something for someone else]. Well, now YOU are ready to do your first job as a Santa!””

“Make sure you maintain the proper conspiratorial tone.”

“We then have the child choose someone they know–a neighbor, usually. The child’s mission is to secretly, deviously, find out something that the person needs, and then provide it, wrap it, deliver it–and never reveal to the target where it came from. Being a Santa isn’t about getting credit, you see. It’s unselfish giving.”

“My oldest chose the ‘witch lady’ on the corner. She really was horrible–had a fence around the house and would never let the kids go in and get a stray ball or Frisbee. She’d yell at them to play quieter, etc–a real pill. He noticed when we drove to school that she came out every morning to get her paper in bare feet, so he decided she needed slippers. So then he had to go spy and decide how big her feet were. He hid in the bushes one Saturday, and decided she was a medium. We went to Kmart and bought warm slippers. He wrapped them up, and tagged it ‘merry Christmas from Santa.’ After dinner one evening, he slipped down to her house, and slid the package under her driveway gate. The next morning, we watched her waddle out to get the paper, pick up the present, and go inside. My son was all excited, and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. The next morning, as we drove off, there she was, out getting her paper–wearing the slippers. He was ecstatic. I had to remind him that NO ONE could ever know what he did, or he wouldn’t be a Santa.”

“Over the years, he chose a good number of targets, always coming up with a unique present just for them. One year, he polished up his bike, put a new seat on it, and gave it to one of our friend’s daughters. These people were and are very poor. We did ask the dad if it was ok. The look on her face, when she saw the bike on the patio with a big bow on it, was almost as good as the look on my son’s face.”

“When it came time for Son #2 to join the ranks, my oldest came along, and helped with the induction speech. They are both excellent gifters, by the way, and never felt that they had been lied to–because they were let in on the Secret of Being a Santa.”

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Daughter Shares Hilarious Text From Dad After Meeting Alpacas For The First Time

Alexandria Neonakis’ father is currently vacationing in Peru, and has been updating everyone on his time there. There are plenty of things to see in a country other than yours that make you fall in love with the place. For Neonakis’ father, it was alpacas.

He sent this text to his daughter with what may be the best first impression an animal ever gave a person in all of history.

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Alpacas quickly and permanently became his favorite animal on the planet.

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As with any obsession, one simply wasn’t enough, and her father followed up with this picture shortly after he sent the first one.

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Neonakis wanted to share her father’s joy with everyone, so she posted their convo to Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, everyone loved the fact that her father fell in love with alpacas.

The tweet went viral overnight, much to her surprise. (but not to ours, right?)

Hopefully he doesn’t find out that alpacas are also a delicacy in the region.

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Scientists Think You Should Ignore Your Mom And Not Make Your Bed In The Morning

When you were a kid, and likely while you’ve been an adult, your mom probably yelled at you for being lazy and not making your bed in the morning. But research out of Kingston University in the United Kingdom has shown that your mom might have been damaging your health all along. 

How? Dust mites. Dr. Stephen Pretlove is advising people leave their beds unmade to banish the beasts that could prove problematic for people with asthma or allergies. 

The average bed is home to around 1.5 million house dust mites according to Pretlove. Since they produce allergens, they can potentially cause issues for people with existing conditions. 

His research, which was carried out on a complex computer model, found that a home with neatly made beds had more dust mites in it than the exact same home when beds weren’t made. 

Why? A dust mite’s worst enemy is air and sunlight. If they’re exposed to either, they quickly become dehydrated and die. Letting your bed air also removes any moisture that you may have excreted over the night, denying the mites any moisture. But in a made bed, moisture is kept in and a warm and humid environment is created. Those are the exact conditions that dust mites thrive in. 

So if you have an allergy or asthma, Pretlove recommends defying your mother and keeping your bed a mess.

The next stage of his research will include putting mite pockets into beds in 36 houses around the United Kingdom to test their computer model and will investigate how people’s daily routines affect mite populations.

Why go to all this trouble? According to Pretlove, the British national health service spends around £700 million on treating mite-induced illnesses.

“Our findings could help building designers create healthy homes and healthcare workers point out environments most at risk from mites,” he said. 

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Landlords Tell Tenant That She Can't Hang “Non-Seasonal” Pride Flag Off Of Her Porch

When you live in an apartment complex, there are certain rules that everyone has to follow when it comes to the external presentation of the apartments. While some say it’s arranged that way to quell individuality, the reality is that it keeps uniformity among the units. 

The rules are pretty lax, with people regularly putting up various decorations even outside of major holidays, but when the elections ended and an Imgurian that goes by the username RainbowGirl2016 hung a rainbow flag off of her porch in solidarity with the LGBTQ community that was undoubtedly going to face challenges ahead based on the now President-elect’s campaign promises.

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It was pretty clear that she was being singled out, as decorations were on many units in the complex, and have been throughout the year. After collecting some evidence, she sent an e-mail to the landlords with photos attached.

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The more she pressed, the worse it got, making it clear that the issue they had was with her flag and what it stood for.

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And after sending her landlords another e-mail to clarify what ‘season decor’ was, she received this in response.

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Which was met with another e-mail, showing that they were bending the rules at will depending on what decorations were going up and on what holidays.

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For the time being, she did make a few quick fixes so that her unit would be in compliance.

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She also added a ‘well-maintained potted plant,’ which was allowed based on her lease papers.

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Management still hasn’t replied, but it doesn’t look like they have any legitimacy to their argument. Stay tuned.

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Facebook Is Swooning Over This Lowe's Store That Hired A Veteran And His Service Dog

The worst part about having a pet is that you have to leave them for the day while you leave for work.

However, this Army veteran won’t have to worry about that, because he was just offered a job, and so was his service dog.

This retired veteran was struggling to find a job that would hire both him and his dog, and luckily,  this Lowe’s located in Abilene, Texas, obliged him.

A customer, Judy Rose, snapped a photo of the two employees rocking their Lowe’s vests and commending Lowe’s for bringing the both of them on board.

Her post blew up, racking over 52,000 shares on Facebook, with tons of people applauding Lowe’s for their consideration.

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And it looks like the awesome gesture is proving to be quite the marketing tool for the retailer.

I mean it’s a simple choice for me. “Hey honey, which hardware store should we go to? The one without the adorable golden retriever? Or the one without? Yeah, thought so.”

A no-brainer. (h/t bigcountryhomepage)

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Twitter Reacts To The Dakota Access Pipeline Being Blocked

After months of protests in North Dakota, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that they would block the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing underneath a reservoir that they own. 

The multi-billion dollar pipeline, which runs close to the Standing Rock Sioux Native American Indian reservation, will now have to be redirected away from Standing Rock. 

“I am thankful there were some leaders in the federal government that realized something was not right even though it’s legal,” said Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault. “For the first time in history… they heard our voices. This is something that will go down in history and is a blessing for all indigenous people. I heard the Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the easement and they will reroute.”

Unsurprisingly, reactions on Twitter have been mixed.

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