When This Community's New Volunteer Ambulance Was Vandalized, They Stood Up In A Big Way

When This Community's New Volunteer Ambulance Was Vandalized, They Stood Up In A Big Way

Which makes it awfully incredible whenever somebody goes out and does something amazing.

Senseless acts of kindness are heartwarming and beautiful, and I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that humans have an equal capacity for senselessly mean and awful acts that don’t benefit anyone – they just ruin something nice for no reason.

Like some random dirtbags who thought it would be a good idea to tag a brand new volunteer ambulance’s whip with graffiti.

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The Queensland Ambulance service in Australia does honest-to-goodness wholesome work in providing people emergency medical services and transportation.

Many people just couldn’t believe there was someone who was enough of a scumbag to do something so classless. 

Some came up with some pretty creative punishments for the crime.

The vandalism left the QAS stunned, so they reached out on Facebook to anyone with information on who was behind the spray painting.

What they got in return was an outpouring of support from people on Facebook.

Many of them offered to volunteer their time to help clean the vehicle themselves.

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Facebook users even started offering up their own solutions for clearing up spray paint.

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QAS was floored by the response of Carissa and all of the other good samaritans who saw their social media post and responded to it.

They had their own cleaning service take care of it, but it doesn’t mean that they didn’t appreciate the gesture.

QAS’ spokesman, Michael August thanked everyone for their kind words and offers to help clean the vehicle:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

The Queensland Ambulance family, especially our staff at Woodridge, would just like to say a heartfelt thanks to literally thousands of people that made contact to offer their personal help or services to clean our vehicle following the vandalism of our vehicle yesterday. From Mums, Dads, entire families, and local businesses around the area your comments, offers of support and general appreciation of what we do for the community has been simply overwhelming. For that we are truly grateful. To the local member for Woodridge Cameron Dick https://www.facebook.com/Labor4Woodridge/…/2171629376390059/ who visited the staff to chat and offer his concern we thank you. Let’s hope the perpetrator of this senseless act learns and comes to realise behaviour such as this is totally unacceptable. Most importantly, our twin stretcher unit was back on the road sparkling clean at 6 this morning serving the wonderful community.

They showed off the squeaky-clean truck in their Facebook post. Now it’s back on the road, saving people’s lives again. Without all of that nasty graffiti.

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This Artist Has A Series Of Drawings Dedicated To Living Alone And They Are Beautiful

This Artist Has A Series Of Drawings Dedicated To Living Alone And They Are Beautiful

I come from a big family. Not really by Eastern European standards, we were about normal-sized, especially considering that my grandma and grandpa from my dad’s side lived with us. I almost always had to wait to use a bathroom, there was almost always someone talking or some kind of activity going on in the house while I was attempting to do my homework or play video games or quickly take a shower to not “waste” the hot water for whoever came in after me.

Which means that when I finally lived on my own for a little bit, I almost lost my mind. Even now, being married with two kids, I find myself creeped out when I’m by myself in the apartment. Most people would like to be away from a crying baby or have some “alone” time. I personally can’t take more than few minutes of it.

Which is why I’m fascinated with the art of Yaoyao Ma Van As.

She has a series of drawings dedicated to living and working by your lonesome.

And her artwork is absolutely stunning.

From waking up when you want with only the sun and your pets to greet you.

To getting stuck on something when you’re working from home and no coworkers to vent to.

She captures a lot of amazing moments of what it’s like to be home alone.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Yaoyao says that when she started putting her drawings up online, she wasn’t using “loneliness” as a guiding theme.

“The ‘solitude’ part wasn’t my goal. However, once in a while I would get some comments on my painting like, ‘Why is she always alone?'”

“And I started thinking, ‘Just because someone is alone doesn’t mean they’re lonely.'”

Yaoyao uses her drawings to tell stories, specifically ones that include her pupper.

“I started doing these because I wanted to tell stories with my drawings, especially stories about my dog Parker.”

She’s interested in capturing the “ups and downs” of life, and hopes that the vignettes she captures resonate with other people.

“Life has its ups and downs, and I hope people can see from the stories I tell in my illustrations that they’re not alone in going through certain experiences in life.”

A scroll through her Instagram account shows just how much she’s progressed as an artist over the years.

“I do go through different emotions, but I’m also not crying in the staircase every time I draw something sad or biking through nature when I’m happy. I mainly just want to improve my skills and become more well-rounded as an artist.”

Her “daily sketches” are filled with beautiful life moments, as only she sees them.

If Yaoyao’s work speaks to you, you can check out more of her artwork on her site, here.

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Millennials Had The Best Responses To Article That Says They Should 'Just Work Longer'

Millennials Had The Best Responses To Article That Says They Should 'Just Work Longer'

Pretty much everything costs more now. I’m not just talking about inflation, I’m talking value.

Apparently, according to this Politico article, you’re expected to just work longer, instead of, you know, affecting laws to make sure that the top 1% doesn’t horde even more of the wealth that they already control.

The gut reaction many people had to the article was a simple one:

People weren’t buying the whole “suck it up” and “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” argument.

Probably because the bootstraps are exorbitantly overpriced and you need to finance a pair to own that incurs impossible interest rates designed to keep you in economic slavery forever.

Some people suspect a “baby boomer” wrote the article. You know, someone from a generation where working a single job (no side hustles required) was enough to purchase a home and have a spouse live at that home and take care of the kids.

The article had people responding with all sorts of dark jokes.

While others broke down what the writer’s argument was, in its essence.

But then there those who started serving up facts – and it’s that millennials, despite being ridiculously educated, knowledgeable, and skilled, are underpaid when compared to previous generations.

Never mind the fact that many basic tasks can be solved (and usually are) with computer automation. So you have people sitting around at jobs, who could be innovating, performing mindless tasks.

The fact that it’s “normal” for students to be tens, and in some instances, hundreds of thousands in dollars of debt for majors and professions that don’t pay (adjusted for inflation) as much as they did a generation ago, is absolutely insane.

It’s enough to make people feel all sorts of hopeless.

I mean I’ve come across my fair share of defeatist millennials who don’t hold themselves to the fire and hustle to go after their dreams. But for the ones who are, there’s no question that the economic ads are stacked against them today.

And we’re already seeing the effects of it now.

My own father is 65 years old and he’s hustling now just to hold on to a property that his family has owned for decades.

But that’s just the way things are now, I guess!

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This Dad Got People To Share What Happened To Them After They 'Got Toddlered'

Mike Julianelle is a papa with a platform on his popular parenting blog Dad and Buried, according toBored Panda. Julianelle also runs a popular Instagram account called GotToddlered, where parents share the moments they used to think were picture worthy, versus what kind of pics they take now that children have entered their lives. It’s a big shift:

But a fun one. You might be familiar with the transition yourself, if you’re a parent.

Hot selfies are over:

You’re no longer the one crying:

Remember when you would do your own make-up before going out?

And your own hair:

You have to hit pause on certain personas:

And say goodbye to personal space:

It’s not just a human problem:

Things change for everybody:

And it can create some distance in relationships:

But you also get closer to someone very special:

And discover new sides of yourself:

Like the power of your body:

To give hugs:

To channel creativity elsewhere:

And to still strike out on adventures—but with a little more baggage:

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People Can't Believe They Were Wrong About The New Royal Baby's Name

There’s no doubt that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, AKA, William and Kate, are an adorable couple with an adorable family.

Just look at them.

And now there’s a new addition the the monarchy, a bouncing baby boy that Kate Middleton gladly presented to the world, looking absolutely stunning hours after delivery.

Because they’re royalty, and Kate Middleton’s beautiful, and they seem like pretty great people, there’s been a lot of interest in the monarchy’s personal lives. The latest gossip churning on the rumor mill were all the possible names the couple would pick for the latest addition to their family.

In fact there was so much hullabaloo surrounded by the new baby’s name announcement that bookies started placing bets on it, no fooling

The heavy favorite was “Albert,” like Prince Albert, who was married to Queen Victoria between 1840 and 1861. Let’s not also forget the equally important former WWE star.

But, rather quickly, it became evident that the bookies were probably wrong, even before the baby’s name was officially announced.

It turns out the child’s name isn’t one anyone expected: Louis Arthur Charles. Well, “Arthur” is in there, but as a middle name.

In addition to people gloating over how wrong the oddsmakers were, there were some different reactions to the news. Some pro-Brexit people immediately politicized the naming of the baby, calling the names “Remainer” ones.

While others used the naming as a chance to come up with some choice One Direction jokes.

Someone noticed a trend among men’s royal family names: that they’re all just being rearranged for different members of the monarchy.

Popular Arthurs were a bit upset that their name was relegated to the middle one…

Then there were some people who noticed that the dress Kate wore when she showed her baby to the world looked really, really familiar.

And although people had their own theories about the reasoning behind the naming of the new royal baby, and what he’d liked to be called…

There’s a bit of family history behind the naming of this little guy.

And if you lost some money by betting on Albert, well, one, why the heck are you betting on baby names anyway? Do something normal like a horse race. But, two, you can console yourself with the fact that the little guy is healthy and absolutely adorable.

Which is all anyone could ever ask for of a baby. Congratulations to the royal couple!

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Dad Shares Conversations With His 4 Daughters And They Are Hilarious

Kids are known for being unintentionally hilarious at times. Whether it’s because they don’t have a complete grasp on language yet, or just because they don’t fully understand the world. But in the case of James Breakwell, a comedy writer and father of three girls, it’s probably because his kids have inherited the comedian gene. Breakwell, aka @XplodingUnicorn, shares the hilarious conversations he has with his daughters on Twitter every day, and they’re pure gold. 

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Dragons > math.

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It’s worth it, though.

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Burn.

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They smell.

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Ouch.

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Do you want hyper inflation? Because that’s how you get hyper inflation.

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It’s serious.

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That’s how you get cooties.

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Vegetables are the worst.

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It definitely wasn’t me.

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Nightmare material.

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Not gonna happen.

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Preach, girl.

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She really likes cupcakes.

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We can relate.

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Do we have to do this every morning?!

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Call 911.

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It’s not a very good one.

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Here’s an insight into Easter from a very wise 7-year-old.

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Trust me, teach.

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It’ll be our secret.

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She’s just thinking of you.

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That’s day one information.

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Winner winner chicken dinner.

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Guy Texts His Girlfriend Some Hilarious Ground Rules Before They Watch 'Infinity War' Together

Guy Texts His Girlfriend Some Hilarious Ground Rules Before They Watch ‘Infinity War’ Together

We all have that one movie we really, really want to see. The one we’ve obsessed over for months or sometimes years. We’ve watched the trailers, read all the fan theories, and monitored director changes. Of course we bought pre-sale tickets before post production even began.

Now there’s nothing wrong with going to see that movie alone, but there is usually a special someone you want to tag along that makes the movie watching experience that much more enjoyable.

Just as long as they follow some basic guidelines and protocols, of course.

Usually, those guidelines are unspoken rules and if you have to really spell them out for the friend you’re bringing along to see the movie you-just-can’t-wait-to-see, then chances are they weren’t your first choice to bring with you to watch the film anyway.

However, some people want to be extra, super, specific, clear, and open about what they expect from their movie-watching experience. Like this guy who is very, very, very much looking forward to Marvel’s Infinity War. So much so that he texted his girlfriend an extensive list of ground rules she is expected to adhere to while they watch the movie.

And while they seem excessive, it’s kind of easy to understand why he’d do it. Pretty much all of the Marvel movies that were released since the Edward Norton Hulk film have been leading up to this.

He goes all-in from the first couple of rules. He made it very clear that he doesn’t want the experience tainted by questions or any kind of lovey-dovey business.

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Now those might seem a bit extreme, but they’re easy enough to understand, I hate it when people ask me questions, especially during a movie I’m watching for the first time myself.

But rules 4,5,6 are when the requests get a little over the top. Just a little.

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I mean I get where the guy is coming from, don’t you hate it when you’re excited about something and the person you’re with doesn’t care as much as you do? Here’s hoping his SO is good at faking tears, and having a lawyer handy.

He shows just how serious he is about watching this film with rule #6 though. Mass shootings be damned, he will make it to the end of Infinity War.

But, if she abides, she gets to have her favorite ice cream afterwards. I guess that’s reward enough for subduing a deranged psychopath with a gun, right?

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Some people honestly saw where the guy was coming from.

Other guys were just nodding their heads saying, “yup”.

Joke or not, there were some Twitter users who weren’t tickled pink by the boyfriend’s texts to his boo.

And some had problems with just some of the rules and restrictions.

Still, it seemed like there were more people who thought the man’s demands weren’t all that crazy.

How would you feel if someone invited you for a movie and (half-jokingly) sent over those demands? What would you say?

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Young Olympians Are Making People Question What They Did With Their Youth

The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are giving people a brief respite from bad news. We get to see people at the top of their game, living life to the fullest, while dancing on ice or flying over a snow hill. It’s beautiful.

People have become particularly obsessed with the young’ns.

At the top of the list are 17-year-olds Chloe Kim and Red Gerard, who both won the gold medal for snowboarding, and whose wholesome teen-ness has been on full display throughout the competition.

They’re very cute and relatable. But that relatable quality ends for the vast majority of people when their Olympic accomplishments come up.

SB Nation tweeted that Kim and Gerard are the two youngest snowboarding gold medalists in Olympic history, then asked followers, “What were you doing when you were 17?”

And everyone’s responses show why they weren’t getting awarded the highest honor in athletics:

Aside from being a nerd and touching themselves, many former teens were enjoying the drugs and alcohol:

Though some had more innocent pastimes:

Though some are pretty pissed that they’re being asked about their accomplishments when they didn’t have the leg up Kim and Gerard supposedly did:

It’s true, we would all be Olympic gold medalists if all things were equal. Except me, because as a teen I hated sports.

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Disney's CEO Just Told Fans What They Can Expect From 'Deadpool 2'—And They're Ecstatic

One of the biggest reasons the original Deadpool film was such a huge success and earned Fox such a ginormous box office return was because Ryan Reynolds worked his butt off to ensure it was as Deadpool-ey of a movie as possible.

That meant violence. It meant gore. It meant sex and inappropriate jokes and a lot of breaking the fourth wall. 

Now that kind of thing might seem like a movie producer’s worst nightmare. Major motion picture studios looking for the highest rate of return are allured by family-friendly, safe cinematic choices. The more mundane and mediocre and inoffensive a film is, the more guaranteed of a return of investment, statistically speaking.

I mean, there’s a reason why a film about a bunch of murderous bad guys ended up being rated PG-13 and watered down to a “meh” mess. A “meh” mess that nabbed nearly $ 750 million at the box office.

Deadpool was a huge departure from that boring, MPAA-rating-friendly studio process and it ended up reaping the benefits. Fox greenlit a sequel almost immediately after the film’s opening box-office numbers came in, and things were looking great.

But Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, assures fan that Disney’s got no problem with being in the R-rated film business, just as long as “audiences know what’s coming.”

Which means that the upcoming film won’t receive a whole bunch of edits and cuts for the sake of assuring the film isn’t “too edgy.”

Ryan Reynolds took the news of Disney’s buyout in typical Deadpool fashion.

And Twitter was ecstatic that their favorite foul mouthed red bodysuit wearing unkillable smart-cracking ninja won’t be censored.

But people don’t want the love to stop at Deadpool 2, they’re worried that Iger’s just talking about the film as if it’s a one time thing.

While others aren’t exactly holding out hope for the future.

It could make sense for Disney to keep some particular superhero films rated R. Movies like Logan and Deadpool could get their own treatment or exist in an “alternate timeline,” where the more family friendly films aren’t tied to their risque counterparts.

But seriously, the Deadpool movies need to stay rated R so when the Spiderman crossover films come out, this happens.

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Americans Get Their First Look At K-Pop Group BTS–And They Like What They See

If you’re a longtime BTS fan, your hipster moment has finally arrived.

The Korean pop boy band supergroup performed at this year’s AMAs and basically stole the show. 

Major media outlets were going gaga for the band’s performance.

And it wasn’t long before people were mimicking their moves, either.

But for fans of the band, who probably got eye-rolls from their pals who “aren’t into K-Pop,” they knew BTS was going to crush it before they ever even took the stage.

Their show also earned them a bunch of new fans as well.

Also Twitter was geeking out over their dance skills.

If you didn’t see their performance you can check it out here:

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