9-year-old Asean Johnson is a passionate and vocal campaigner against the Chicago school closures. And he is a third-grader.
Asean's school, Marcus Garvey Elementary, was originally on the list of schools to be closed, but it's one of four schools that were spared in last week's vote to close 50 other schools.
This video demonstrates how Asean brought a protest crowd to its feet as he called out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for not caring about "these kids".
Emanuel is pushing for the closures, because it could potentially save the city $500 billion, half of its deficit. Unfortunately this came after the building of a $50 million dollar stadium for a privately owned sports team (paid for with taxpayer's money).
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James Lowder and Katie Young's wedding last Sunday in St. Francisville, La., was interrupted by a horrifying episode, as the bridal party was chased down by marauding Tyrannosaurus rex – or so wedding photographer Quinn Miller's awesome photo would have you believe.
Miller staged the scene at the famed Myrtles Plantation, and gave the bridal party specific instructions for making it feel real.
"Run right at the camera, away from the T-Rex, as passionately as you can. I need to see fear and actual running, not lame faces and power walking," he told them, according to PetaPixel. -Tim Nudd, People.com
More depressing news for humans who can’t get a Hollywood movie made.Grumpy Cat, the cranky-faced kitty voted Meme of the Year at the 2013 Webby Awards, has a shot at getting her famous sourpuss on the big screen. Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Sean Robins, and Grumpy Cat’s reps (manager Ben Lashes and rep Al Hassas) have teamed up to produce and assemble a package for a Garfield-like feature film with the famous frowning feline at the center. Here, Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) will be given the power of speech. How much movie potential can a Grumpy Cat have? Well, she has been scratching at the door of fame in a big way. Among the indicators: Grumpy Cat was named the most influential cat of 2012 by MSNBC, a most important Meme of 2012 by Mashable, and has appeared on such TV shows including Today, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Anderson Cooper Live, VH1 Morning Buzzand The Soup. In March, Grumpy Cat was deemed the star of South by Southwest-i by news outlets. The appearances drew lines of thousands of people that spanned for blocks. Grumpy Cat received more social mentions in four days than anyone else at SXSWi.The cat’s official Facebook has more than 930,000 likes and a weekly reach well over 2 million. The official YouTube Channel has over 120,000 subscribers and over 20 million views. Grumpy Cat stars in a collection of webisodes in partnership with Friskies and the Will Kitty Play With It series. Grumpy Cat merchandise sells at Walmart, Hot Topic, Thinkgeek and many other retail stores. Licenses include Chronicle Books, Gund, Ripple Junction, Buckle Down, T Line, ATNY, Ultra Pro, 99 Cent Brains and more.