The Rock Revealed His 'Moana' Character Had A Surprising Source Material

 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the few good things left in this horrible world, just revealed something adorable about Maui, the thicc demigod he played in last year’s genuinely great Disney flick Moana.  

Apparently, Maui is based on Johnson’s ACTUAL grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa, Johnson revealed on Twitter.

 “Moana” takes place in Ancient Polynesia and follows Princess Moana as she tries to save her people with the help of Maui (and who better to play a South Pacific demigod than Johnson, who is probably the most famous Pacific Islander alive).  

 The Rock’s grandfather was also practically a real South Pacific demigod – he was a championship-winning wrestler in New Zealand before settling in the U.S. And like Maui and The Rock, he was covered in tribal tattoos. 

 “Maivia was also active outside the ring,” WWE writes on its profile of the High Chief on its website. “He helped train numerous future Superstars, such as Graham, Wild Samoan Afa and Rocky Johnson — who later married Maivia’s daughter, despite the High Chief’s objections — and took over the reigns of the NWA’s Hawaiian operations in 1980. He also played a vile henchman in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice, perhaps foreshadowing a silver screen legacy that would be carried on by The Rock 35 years later.” 

 Tragically, Maivia died at the age of 45 from cancer, but Rocky Johnson would later pass on the family job to his son Dwayne. The rest is history. 

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This Job Description Included Awkward Information And Now Twitter Is Concerned

Embarrassing copy and paste fails are sadly all too common. Like the time Scott Disick posted too much text from an email for a sponsored Instagram caption.

However not all copy and paste fails are created equal. Like this one job posting for Time Out New York that was posted on Indeed.com.  

In what looks like a personal email, the job posting included a bunch of details about employee Melissa Sinclair and her crazy workload. We don’t really know whoever or whatever is responsible for this mix-up but one thing is certain: You’ve probably never read a job description like this.

It seems that the poster immediately realized their mistake once the tweet started blowing up. Either that, or they filled the position?

People on Twitter weren’t just tickled pink by the embarrassing posting; they started feeling bad for the overworked Melissa.

Others pointed out how much of a nightmare it sounds like to manage the photo editing team at the mag.

While others dished out on just how under appreciated good photo-journalists are.

Someone pointed out the obvious though; if you’re the type of person who’s shown any aptitude at completing tasks, you’re an under appreciated individual, AKA, a Melissa.

Melissa needs more appreciation, people.

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Suspect In Starbucks Armed Robbery May Sue Man Who Stopped Him

Crime doesn’t pay. That’s especially true if you get caught, but one failed criminal seemingly has a new plan. He’s suing the man who stopped him. 

Ryan Flores, 30, allegedly tried to rob a Starbucks in Fresno, California back in July but was stopped by Cregg Jerri, 58, who first tried to stop him by throwing a chair at Flores. According to investigators, Flores then stabbed Jerri in the neck. Jerri was about to get the knife away from Flores and stabbed Flores multiple times. 

The entire encounter was caught on security cameras. 

The Flores family says that their son plans on suing Jerri for excessive force. Ryan’s mother, Pamela Chimienti, doesn’t stand by her son committing armed robbery but she feels as if Jerri went too far saying, “The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante. Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”

Flores had 17 stab wounds, according to his mother. 

Legal analyst, Charles Magill, doesn’t believe this lawsuit is going anywhere saying, “Good luck finding an attorney that wants to represent a young robber who’s going to be convicted of robbery. That’s not going to sell very well to the jury.”

Flores is currently being held on a $ 155,000 bail. He is expected back in court later this month. 

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This Guy Loves Celebrities So Much He Photoshops Himself Into Their Lives

Robert Van Impe is best known online at Average Rob, even though the life he showcases on social media is anything but average. With the help of a little creativity and a lot of Photoshop, Average Rob has embedded himself in the life of all his favorite celebrities. 

Also Spider-Man’s:

Many of the photos Average Rob seamlessly integrates himself into are pretty iconic. His captions and outfits ad a twist to photos you’re familiar with. He’s just a regular dude, hanging out with the mega-rich and famous. You can almost imagine yourself hanging out with them too:

Except maybe you’re not quite as obsessed with showing your butt to Spider-Man as Average Rob is:

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Twitter Comedian Uses President Trump's Own Words Against Him–And It's Not Good

Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico, but President Trump didn’t bother to mention the storm for five days. Puerto Ricans are standing in line for food, water, and gas, and 95% of the island remains without electricity. On Friday, San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz unleashed a withering, emotional plea for immediate help.

Cruz said, “We are dying. What we are going to see is something close to a genocide.”

Not surprisingly, President Trump took the mayor’s desperate cry for help as personal criticism, because this administration has no concept of compassion, empathy, or responsibility for fellow Americans.

Trump attacked Cruz in a series of childish tweets that alternate between defensive and aggressive:

That’s the mayor wading through a flood of sewage in her own city with a bullhorn looking for people in need.

Are we tired of winning yet?

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The GOP Just Tried To Write A Tweet Aimed At Teens–It Didn't Go So Well

Generally, younger voters do not concern themselves too much with taxes. So it was a bit puzzling when the Republican Party decided to use Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal to try to appeal to a younger audience. 

Seriously, you have to watch this thing:

Chad is a real Debbie Downer.

Writer Parker Molloy quickly picked up on the GOP’s marketing tactic and satirized it:

And soon the entire Internet was on board:

You know when you were a teenager and you just had the burning desire to text your friends about tax reform?

I mean, his name is Chad…

But, come on GOP, you’re going to have to try a little harder than that.

Considering all the xenophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia, you’re really not gonna attract the kids with Chad texting about tax reform out of the blue.

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