Category Archives: Heroes

We Are the Heroes We’ve Been Looking For

OK, cheesey videos aside, we have heroes all around us: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves. They disinfect keypads, freezer … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Nancy Pelosi

Our hero turns 80 today. Amazing.

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Take Mel Brooks’ Advice, Please

A message from me and my dad, @Melbrooks. #coronavirus #DontBeASpreader — Max Brooks (@maxbrooksauthor) March 16, 2020 He’s just the best that there is.

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‘The Best Way Out Is Always Through’

That’s a quote from the poet Robert Frost, and I’ve always enjoyed it. Back when those Hobbit movies were all the rage, I thought about it as our tiny heroes —against all odds— saved Middle Earth, not by running away … Continue reading

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This Will Put A Smile On Your Face

We threw @RepJohnLewis a surprise 80th birthday party 🎉 Here's to many more years of getting into #GoodTrouble. — Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) March 3, 2020 Thanks, I needed that.

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Librarians Rule

Hey guys, you know how the other day we were talking about Librarians being our badass heroes? Seattle Public Library is offering a class, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Fake News Survival Guide: Resources & Tips For … Continue reading

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Go Greta!

Speaking of world-class trolling:

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Kennedy Center Honors

New Wave Linda is the best Linda: Linda Ronstadt proves that you don’t need balls to stand up to a tyrant, you need a conscience and a spine. — The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 8, 2019 …which is sort … Continue reading

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Today in History

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was born on this date in 1937. Instructive Quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in … Continue reading

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Because Women Rule

OK, I’m in: Linda Hamilton is a female action hero at 62. And that is all you need to know to go see it, too.

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