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Girl Asks Santa to Bring Her Dad Home from Iraq
8 years ago

Girl Asks Santa to Bring Her Dad Home from Iraq

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Everyone should have known something was up when Santa asked “y’all been good?”

Yet when Santa brought all of these 2nd graders in North Carolina the exact toy they asked for in their letters to him, the kids jumped for joy. All but one, that is – a little girl named Bethany, who wanted her dad home from Iraq.

Bethany’s dad, Wyndal Arnold, is an electrical infrastructure contractor in Iraq. He’s been there so much that Bethany and her father had only seen each other less than two weeks in the last two years. You can, of course, guess where this is going.

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Dear Santa
8 years ago

Dear Santa

If you’re hugging your kids tight tonight, reading them stories about Santa and Christmas (or Hanukkah), remember that there are families out there that aren’t spending the …
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Only In Los Angeles: Daughter Gifts 90 Year Old Dad Trip to Strip Club
8 years ago

Only In Los Angeles: Daughter Gifts 90 Year Old Dad Trip to Strip Club

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Rosemary McClure tells a story in the LA Times about taking her 90 year old father to a strip club as a birthday present.

Only in Los Angeles, folks. …
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Surprise (Or Punk!) Your Kids With A Specialized Video Message From Santa
8 years ago

Surprise (Or Punk!) Your Kids With A Specialized Video Message From Santa

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Right now, I mean RIGHT NOW, I’m giving parents everywhere yuletide leverage over their naughty kids! Well, I’m not giving it to you, but I am going to clue you in to an awesome site that will let you create a personalized video message from Santa Clause for your kids. For 2011, Portable North Pole will let you create a message for free-ninety-free (and that’s pretty cheap!).

Here’s the really fun part. In the skit, Santa Clause greets your child in his warm jolly way, and offers to check with his special machine that helps him keep track which children have been nice, and which have been naughty. When you customize your message, you get to choose whether to put your kiddo on the nice list or the naughty list.

Now if this alone were the only feature, it would be a cool video, but there are a lot of other options that Portable North Pole offers to parents so they can have a really neat opportunity to send their kids a special message. Read More

WHB: Soldier Surprises Kids At Veteran’s Day Celebration
8 years ago

WHB: Soldier Surprises Kids At Veteran’s Day Celebration

Welcome Home Blog posted this gem today of Tech. Sgt. Sean Schaffer, who surprised his step-son and then his daughter at two different Veteran’s Day school celebrations – on …
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Review: Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS
8 years ago

Review: Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS

Being a Nintendo fan for the better part of my 31 years, I’ve known frustration. I’ve been through the gauntlet on NES games, tasted the satisfaction of SNES, felt the burn of multiplayer party games on the N64, GameCube and Wii, and gone it alone on all the handhelds – GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, DS and DSi to name a few. But the 3DS brings a new mix of all those things – frustration, satisfaction, multiplayer fun and portable distraction. So is the story of Mario Kart 7 – a game that has flaws, sure, but is a whole lot of fun – and championed-in a very important 3DS update.

That update included the ability to join friends’ games via the friends list – a vital function of the friends list initially left out. As well, players met through Mario Kart now show up in your Mii Plaza. But these things aren’t as important as the gameplay in Mario Kart 7. After all, it doesn’t matter if you can join a friend’s game if you’re not interested in doing so. It’s good news then, that Mario Kart 7 is loads of fun, despite some quirks and problems, and it’s a really fun game to play with your kids for all of the obvious reasons.The gameplay in Mario Kart 7 is, at its most basic, the same thing you always expect from a Mario Kart franchise game: you race, you shoot stuff at each other, you win, you lose. And if we just took MK7 straight based on that, I’d still be on-board for a near-perfect score. Just fair warning.

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UPDATE: Shawn Weimer Pleads Guilty
8 years ago

UPDATE: Shawn Weimer Pleads Guilty

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Shawn Weimer, you may remember, is the boner that, last October, let his nine year old drive him home while he was drunk. Weimer finally had his day in …
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UPDATE: Maile Metalwala Back With Father
8 years ago

UPDATE: Maile Metalwala Back With Father

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If you haven’t been following up on the Solomon Metalwala story, here’s a TL;DR – two year old Sky and four year old Maile were driving with their mother …
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