full_title = "A photographer friend of mine happened to be taking some shots of a proud soldier this morning. Little did he know he was taking one of this mans last photos. Let us remember him standing tall and on guard. Rest in peace Nathan Cirillo. Today Canada changed."
url = "http://i.imgur.com/ccG2O4E.jpg"
full_title = "Nori Aoki, the Royals right fielder is leasing a house in my neighborhood. This morning my neighbor, who's son is celebrating his 10 birthday, found this in his mailbox."
url = "http://i.imgur.com/DLu4unI.jpg"
full_title = "TIL: In Wales in 1950 a man was wrongfully executed for the murder of his wife and daughter. It is the reason capital punishment is outlawed in the UK today"
url = "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Evans"
full_title = "IamA Former SR-71 Pilot and Squadron Commander, AMA!" show_self_text
**Who am I**
(ret) Col. Richard Graham here! I flew the SR-71 for about seven years (1974-1981), but flew multiple other aircraft serving in Vietnam, and was the squadron commander of the SR-71 wing. I have written four books on the SR-71, and am currently working on my fifth all about the SR-71 and related information. You can also look up multiple videos of me on the internet being interviewed about the plane. I have worked across the globe and am here to answer any of your questions about my career, the SR-71, or anything else that crosses your mind!
(My grandson will be typing my responses.)
(My flight jacket with the +3 Mach patch) http://www.imgur.com/qOYieDH
**EDIT: I have had a huge response to the autographed book reponse. If you'd like to obtain a autographed copy of any one of my books, please look up "sr-71pilot" on eBay to contact me directly! Thank you everyone!**
full_title = ""Free education and increased space program fundings will guarantee our success in progression towards a better future and as of now we are doing the opposite"- Elon Musk"
url = "http://youtu.be/ASrw-NdtchQ"
full_title = "TIFU by installing the cloud-to-butt extension" show_self_text
There's an extension that converts any appearance of "cloud" on a webpage to "butt". I work in web development and as such am exposed to a lot of marketing copy about How To Use The Cloud To Disrupt Your Business Vertical and the like. I installed this extension on chrome on my home computer, not my work computer, but didn't realize that Chrome will sync your extensions across all logged in browsers.
So one day at work, I'm asked to take a look at a bug in a weather forecast script in the sidebar of a news website that my company manages. I open up the script (which is annoyingly only accessible in-browser through the CMS), fix the bug, and get back to my other projects.
The next day, the newspaper editor stops by and asks me to take a look at the weather forecast cause it's "acting strange." Long story short, approximately 6,000 area residents were informed that the weather in their county today would be "Butty with light rain in the evening."
full_title = "LPT: Give a stranger a compliment once daily. It is more likely to stick with them since you aren't a friend or family." show_self_text
I started thinking back to all the times I have been complimented and the little things stuck out to me. Random strangers saying things like *Hey, I like your sweater* as I walked by, and it stands out more than most of the times I have been complimented by friends/family.
Doing this has made not only the other person feel good, but also myself, since you get to brighten someones day!
EDIT: Please keep sending your stories of complementing/being randomly complimented by strangers, I am really enjoying reading all of them!
EDIT 2: /u/Plsdontreadthis has informed me there is a subreddit, /r/candytostrangers, that is dedicated to this stuff!
full_title = "If you re-watch Tom and Jerry as an adult, all you see is a cat trying to live his life and be good for his human whilst a violent and possibly psychotic mouse destroys the house, and physically harms Tom on a very regular basis." show_self_text