I Swore I Wouldn’t Cry, But There’s No Stopping It When You See The End Of This Man’s Life.

This is Scott. He was dying of liver disease and was not expected to make it much longer. He also had Down Syndrome. His nephew decided to post a little bit about him online – some of his interests and what he enjoys doing – not for pity or sympathy, but just to let the world know about his incredible uncle and what he was going through. And that’s when literally thousands of people from all around the world decided to make the end of Scott’s life something very, very special.

Scott used to love writing. He would write down notes, thoughts and more. This thank you is the last thing he wrote.

What strangers did for him brought out the happiness inside of him, no matter how sick he got.

He was sent literal piles of mail from people who wanted to show how much he was loved.

His grandmother helped him go through some of the letters.

Users on Reddit.com sent him these to keep him happy while his health was failing.

Scott received letters, but also gifts from companies. Sony Music even sent him CDs.

Strangers spent hours creating gifts for Scott, like this painting.

They brought happiness to him when things were looking grim.

A Redditor painted a picture of Stevie Wonder for Scott.

He loved it!

Scotty loved wrestling, so someone made him a custom wrestling mask.

Scott proudly hung his mail in the living room, behind where his hospital bed was set up.

He was always a bit camera shy…

His nephew delighted in reading his letters out to him as his health slid away.

A kind man from Australia sent a huge package with lots of neat stuff for Scott, even money and a hat.

Here he is asleep with his new hat on.

Dreamworks pictures sent Scotty How to Train Your Dragon.

This is a picture of Scott and his mother when he was still healthy.

You are SO loved Scott and you will be missed.

Scott passed away shortly after receiving so much kindness. Even though he was weak at the end, going through his mail was always a bright spot during the day. This is what the original poster had to say about the amazing outreach online: I explained his situation, listed some of his interests (art, WWE wrestling, family, food, music, etc), and asked if anyone felt like sending him a letter — and you guys sure delivered! About two months ago a few news outlets picked up the story: Mashable, LA Times, GOOD Magazine, CBS, MSNBC In all, Scott received over 1,000 letters and gifts. It’s quite incredible thinking about the amount of time and thought put into each piece of mail. The mail came from all over the world, including Japan, Sweden, Ethiopia, Jordan, Australia, Poland, and many more far away countries. Thank you reddit for thinking of my uncle – he will surly be missed. Faith in humanity = officially restored. Source

Read more: http://viralnova.com/down-syndrome-kindness/

These Strange Competitions From Around The World Seem Too Bizarre To Be Real.

If you’re good at a seemingly useless talent, I’m sure your mom told you to stop doing it and learn how to do something useful. Unfortunately for your mom, there are a ton of competitions for seemingly useless talents. There is also big prize money involved in being the best at those useless talents. So they’re not so useless now, eh, mom?

1.) Baby Crawling

This is a baby crawling race. They happen all across the world, but the largest one happens in China.

2.) Cheese Rolling

This competition involves rolling a 9 pound wheel of cheese down Cooper’s Hill in England. Competitors chase the cheese down the hill. The first person down the hill takes the cheese.

3.) Nailympia

The Olympics of fingernails occurs every year, and has occurred for 10 years now. There are normal categories and ridiculous ones, like the fantasy category.

4.) Tree Climbing

In Indonesia, they grease trees in order for teams of contestants try to climb to the top, where prizes are located.

5.) Toe Wrestling

This competition began in a local English pub. It is now a national competition.

6.) Baby Crying

This is a 400+ year old contest held in Japan, where sumo wrestlers try to make babies cry by making faces at them. It is said to bring good health to the babies.

7.) Ostrich Racing

These races are popular in Africa and some parts of the U.S. It is similar to horse racing, except ostrich jockeys routinely fall off their steeds due to their unpredictability.

8.) Shovel Racing

Shovel racing started as a way for ski lift operators to get down a mountain. It can be done on regular or modified shovels, and reach speeds of 60 mph. It was in the first X Games, but was removed due to safety concerns. It was too extreme for the EXTREME games.

9.) Lawnmower Racing

This racing competition became popular in the U.S., parts of England, and Australia.

10.) Cell Phone Throwing

These competitions are held in numerous locations, with the world championships held in Finland. Many events are sponsored by recycling companies, and competitors throw old phones in hopes of winning a new one.

11.) Air Guitar

This seems pretty self-explanatory. While there are many iterations of this competition, the biggest and first championship appeared in Finland in 1996, and continues annually.

12.) Roach Racing

Australia is home to the Roach Racing competition. Contestants bring roaches to the event and release them in the center of a tarp. The first roach to reach the edge wins.

13.) Wife Carrying

These championships are held all over the globe. Husbands carry their wives through obstacle courses, hoping to cross the finish line first. The world championships occur in Finland every year.

14.) Worm Charming

Worm charmers get a small plot of land and try to get the most amount of worms out of the soil in an allotted time period. The record is held by a 10-year-old girl who charmed 567 worms out of the ground.

15.) Beard And Mustache Championships

Taking place all over the U.S. and Europe, this competition has many categories and competitors. It took place since 1990 and is growing after being featured in the documentary, Mansome, along with appearances in a few other mainstream media outlets.

16.) Rock-Paper-Scissors

This is another competition held in many countries. The most popular one even has a Bud Light sponsorship.

17.) Bed Racing

There are bed races all over the world, and they require at least one member of the team to ride on the bed. Many bed races are held to raise money for charity.

18.) Bee Wearing

This Chinese contest is beyond bizarre. The winner is decided by the most weight of bees. The Guinness World Record holder wore around 87 pounds, which was around 350,000 bees.

19.) Cherry Pit Spitting

Michigan is home to the longest running cherry pit spitting competition, at 41 years. The record distance is over 93 feet.

20.) Gurning Championship

This yearly English competition involves competitors making the ugliest face they can. I’m not sure I’d want to win this competition.

21.) Black Pudding Throwing Championship

Another English Competition, this one involves competitors throwing black pudding wrapped in women’s tights at Yorkshire puddings on a 20 foot platform.

22.) Air Sex

If air guitar isn’t wild enough for you, go compete in the Air Sex World Championships. Since 2009, there was a nationwide tour across the U.S., where regional winners are crowned. The winners go on to compete in a final tournament to crown the ultimate victor.

See! All that time I’ve been air guitaring, air sexing, and bee wearing will finally pay off. Now I just have to enter the competitions…

Read more: http://viralnova.com/weird-competitions/

Fans mourn Ultimate Warrior with memories of Wrestling Buddies [pics]

#RIPUltimateWarrior trended on Twitter throughout the day Wednesday as pro-wrestling fans heard the news of The Ultimate Warrior’s death. Many were haunted by the wrestling icon’s “chilling and eerie” final appearance on “Monday Night Raw.” Others looked back at their youth and reminisced (or overshared) about their Ultimate Warrior Wrestling Buddies.

wrestling-buddies

Uh … TMI. Anyone else?

A little story….
When I was five/six year old. I had an Ultimate Warrior wrestling buddy.
Almost every night I would have my dad (1/4)— Itsa me (@TexanFreakshow) April 09, 2014

‘Leadership fraudfest’: Eric Bischoff rips into POTUS and Hillary

Longtime pro wrestling personality Eric Bischoff is the TV producer behind the Scott Baio sitcom “See Dad Run” and several reality shows. “Pro wrestling’s most hated man” tells us how he really feels about President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Bischoff also retweeted this:

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/31/leadership-fraudfest-eric-bischoff-rips-into-president-obama-and-hillary-clinton/

Don’t look now, but you are being mercilessly mocked for your Holder idiocy

Yes. Also, disgusting:

Most disgusting Horatius at the Bridge allusion ever ==> http://t.co/E0OZJKxRvn

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 25, 2014

As Twitchy reported, Sen. Chuck Schumer really let his delusional show with a tweet about Eric Holder upon the news of Holder’s resignation.

You know what the call for, right? Mock. Mock like the wind!

LOL LOL RT @RBPundit: What the fuck are you babbling about? https://t.co/EP5Yh8cmlP @SenSchumer

— BAJA Colsiegirl (@colsiegirl) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer Promise me an intern tweeted that for you………

— Craig Lambert (@lambert_craig) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer That is completely contrary to the facts. I knew you were a partisan hack (like Holder), but REALLY?!!

— Steven Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer Side hurting. Make it stop.

— Jimi (@RUExperienced_J) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer they're God given, turd.

— n8sebaka (@n8sebaka) September 25, 2014

.@SenSchumer Eric Holder isn't the one who preserved your right to be a delusional dipshit. Go find a camera and try to ban something.

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer are you daft? Justice should be blind, not partisan and politically motivated. Your judgment is impaired. Please step down too

— Janis (@jchjch62) September 25, 2014

Are you on drugs => @SenSchumer ???? Seriously – seek help!! @JammieWF

— America's Tears (@AnnKateri04) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer With all respect due to a clown like you, let me say as politely as I can, "You are out of your fucking mind." We miss D'Amato.

— Paul Renick (@trumandie28) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer r u high?

— Butch (@ButchWal) September 25, 2014

.@SenSchumer needs some Thorazine & a nap, stat. RE https://t.co/54GoE0DKA1

— Laura Curtis (@Laura_PH) September 25, 2014

You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you? @SenSchumer

— TheGunny (@Gunny_Says) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer Yeah, like when he prosecuted the Black Panthers for voter intimidation.. wait.. well never mind

— Big Ed (@Falconeddie1) September 25, 2014

@SenSchumer I feel bad for NY

— Paul Citro (@PaulCitro) September 25, 2014

And for the win:

.@SenSchumer has been eating Tide Pods again… pic.twitter.com/MgpDGmDSir

— Kimberly C (@conkc2) September 25, 2014

Related:

Does THIS absurd tweet about Eric Holder prove Sen. Schumer is ‘delusional’? (Spoiler: OMG yes)

‘Good Lord!’ This claim about Eric Holder is Chuck Todd’s most idiotic lie yet (No, for serious)

Holder resignation ‘just a coincidence?’ Pro wrestling’s Eric Bischoff doesn’t seem to think so

Whoa: ‘Department of Scandal’ getting a vacancy? Eric Holder reportedly resigning

So, why’s Eric Holder resigning now? Here’s one promising theory

GROAN! Sally Kohn’s reason Eric Holder won’t be moving to Salem, Mass. is hack-tastic

Better call Saul! You should consider these #HolderReplacementNominees [photos]

Twitchy coverage of Sen. Chuck Schumer

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/25/dont-look-now-chuck-schumer-but-you-are-being-mercilessly-mocked-for-your-holder-idiocy/

Eliza Dushku: Ban Chick-fil-A!

According to the Associated Press, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is vowing  to block Chick-Fil-A from opening new restaurants in his city. This morning, actress Eliza Dushku retweeted the story along with the supportive comment, “That’s right, B!”

Chick-Fil-A has come under attack from gay rights activists over its CEO’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

Twitter users, usually very supportive of same-sex marriage, had mixed opinions:

@elizadushku @huffpostgay chick fil a sucks. Good for mayor menino

— stephan (@stephanboston) July 21, 2012

@elizadushku Really? Ever heard of boycotting? Allowing gov't 2 interfere like this is like inviting a vampire in2 ur home. Slippery slope.

— Joe Medina (@Joe_Yayo) July 21, 2012

https://twitter.com/Gweninterrupted/status/226655980597944320

@elizadushku I am all for gay marriage but damaging local economy and foregoing jobs because someone has an opinion you don't like is stupid

— Jason Stuart (@jstuart0920) July 21, 2012

@buffywrestling @elizadushku I mean, I don't support the KKK, either, but they still have the right to run a business…

— Rowynne Crowley (@RowCro) July 21, 2012

@buffywrestling @elizadushku I am all for the mayor blocking them, actually, as long as he's not violating their rights in the process…

— Rowynne Crowley (@RowCro) July 21, 2012

@elizadushku @huffpostgay It's also illegal. So if you're okay with Menino doing, no crying when an anti gay mayor does it to a gay business

— Daniel LaMalfa (@cbyfrmhll) July 21, 2012

@elizadushku @HuffPostGay Awesome! A very noble, & brave stand. Now if other mayors could take the same stance, The battle would be won.

— Alex De Leon (@mad_pulpo) July 21, 2012

@elizadushku @HuffPostGay Wait. Not that I don't support that decision, but is that really legal? #1stamendment

— Rowynne Crowley (@RowCro) July 21, 2012

Related: Chick-fil-A provides free meals to Aurora police working shooting case

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/21/eliza-dushku-wants-government-to-ban-new-chick-fil-a-restaurants/

Carson Daly calls out Rolling Stone for terror-glamorizing Tsarnaev cover

As Twitchy reported, Rolling Stone magazine has a cover featuring the Boston bombing suspect. No, really.

Television host Carson Daly tweeted out the story and a Twitter user asked for his thoughts.

Daly rightly called out Rolling Stone:

He forgot “sickening.”

The repugnant glamorizing of terrorists by the Left continues. For shame.

Related:

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No más: Rolling Stone’s cover star is ‘popular, promising student’ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

#apoemfordzhokhar: Greg Gutfeld, Twitterers destroy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev empathizer Amanda Palmer

‘Bomber in the Rye’: Ace of Spades shreds sickening NYT story likening Tsarnaev to Holden Caulfield

‘Sick of hearing what a great kid he is’; ‘The Five,’ Twitterers slam media hand-wringing over Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Awful: Russert tweets ‘must-read’ about ‘beloved’ wrestling captain Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/17/carson-daly-calls-out-irresponsible-rolling-stone-for-terror-glamorizing-tsarnaev-cover/

Smashing Pumpkins performing at ‘Rock in Rio:’ fans weigh in on performance

The Rock in Rio event is bringing the big boys this year, featuring acts such as The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and The Smashing Pumpkins, who don’t really perform as much as they used to. Their return to Lisbon has been heavily anticipated, and everyone’s talking on Twitter about their performance which is streaming online right now. They’ve done their hits, they’ve played some rarities, they’ve even performed a cover of Pantera’s “Walk.” What are fans saying about Billy Corgan and his group of alt-grunge legends? Find out for yourself:

Loving the Smashing Pumpkins in #RockinRio Brings back many memories of watching them live back in university :(

— Ana Ma. Valencia (@AnaMa_Valen) May 27, 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins are really smashing it up! #rockinrio

— KARA (@stedanchick) May 27, 2012

OMFG THE SMASHING PUMPKINS ARE FUCKING PLAYING WALK. RE-SPECT!

— Lindsey (@LindsDeMartini) May 27, 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins Rock in Rio <3

— Xochitiotzi (@Unfocused_) May 27, 2012

smashing pumpkins live on youtube in lisbon. best link I've clicked on in the last week

— OliverWinstonBurgess (@oliver_burgess) May 27, 2012

And what about Billy Corgan, folks?

Billy Corgan FTW!! #YTrockinrio

— Edwin (@eddwin) May 27, 2012

Forrealz, @Billy Corgan, way to redeem yourself with the increasingly awesome setlists. Let's hope all of Oceania sounds that good.

— Fernando Scoczynski (@FernandoDante) May 27, 2012

https://twitter.com/LKlieger/status/206528757543092226

Its refreshing to see Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins trending as opposed to the usual Justin Bieber and One Direction.

— ADIL OMAR (@Adil_Omar) May 26, 2012

Even wrestling legend Iron Sheik had to hand over some props to Mr. Corgan:

The Billy Corgan play the good music but most important love the wrestling business

— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) May 26, 2012

Seems like we’re all in agreement: The Smashing Pumpkins can still kick unbelievable tons of butt, and that’s a good sign with a new album due in several weeks. Oceania seems sure to revive one of the most popular bands of the 90’s, and bring a new legion of fans to Corgan and the crew.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/26/smashing-pumpkins-performing-at-rock-in-rio-fans-weigh-in-on-performance/