‘JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM’ HAS AN OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE

The most unlikely action franchise in years continues next May.

Few would have thought the 2014 mid-budget action thriller John Wick would not only contain some of the best fight sequences in years or one of the all-time best Keanu Reeves performances, but that it would be the first entry in what’s fast becoming one of the hottest franchises out there.

John Wick: Chapter 2 could have phoned it in but instead honored and expanded on the original’s legacy, retaining its penchant for brutal, believable action while adding to the overall mythology of what now has to be one of the most intriguing fictional universes out there. It also left a hell of a gate open for John Wick 3 and, well, guess what’s coming out almost exactly one year from now?

Details are still thin, but the movie is filming as we speak, with Reeves involved alongside Ian McShane, Common, Laurence Fishburne, and Ruby Rose reprising their roles from the earlier movies. Popular Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada has also joined the cast, and you’ve gotta imagine there’ll be some other wild big names added before this movie comes out.

John Wick 3 is out May 17, 2019

 

Father Gets Revenge On Ungrateful Stepdaughter After She Broke His Heart At Her Wedding

Fathers have an important role to play on their daughter’s wedding day. It’s a chance for them to finally give away their little girl to another man by walking her down the aisle. Whilst this tradition isn’t for everyone, it’s still adhered to by many.

Because it’s customary for fathers to give away their daughters on their wedding day, many young women are given away by other important men in their lives if their biological father isn’t around – such as their brother, grandfather or stepfather.

Anonymous Redditor, godzilla_moon, took to the website to express his disdain after his girlfriend and stepdaughter did the unthinkable in the weeks leading up to his stepdaughter’s wedding – a wedding that he had shelled out tens of thousands of dollars to pay for.

“My stepdaughter will be getting married on August 3rd. The wedding planning has consumed most of her and her mother’s life (I say her mother because we aren’t married, though we’ve lived together for 10 years) for the past six months.

My stepdaughter graduated last December from university. I paid for her to go to college, though it was a state school it still ran $40K. She does not have a job and has been living with us for the duration of her college career and since her graduation. I also bought her a car to get back and forth from school when she finished high school.” 

“From time to time her deadbeat father would pop into her life and she would fawn all over him. Although he has not contributed a cent to her education or paid any child support, though that is my girlfriend’s fault as c.s. was not part of the settlement, she still loves him and wants him in her life. He stays long enough to break her heart by skipping town and breaking some promise that he made her.”

It’s clear from godzilla_moon’s opening that he cares about his stepdaughter very deeply and has treated her like one of his own. However, when it came to her $40 – $50,000 wedding, the feeling wasn’t reciprocated.

Since godzilla_moon was paying for his stepdaughter’s lavish wedding, he had a few small requests in return. Requests that his girlfriend and stepdaughter seemed happy to honor – until their selfishness took over.

“The wedding venue holds 250 people max. I gave them a list of 20 people that I wanted invited, you know, since I was paying for everything. They told me that was no problem and they’d take care of it. So I let these people know they’d be getting an invite and they should save the date.

Saturday, I saw one of my friends on this list at the golf course and asked if he was coming. He told me that he wasn’t invited. He told me that he got an announcement, but not an invitation. He had it in his back seat (along with probably six months of mail) and showed it to me. Sure enough, it was just an announcement, and my name was nowhere on it. It had her dad’s name and her mom’s name and not mine.”

It’s easy to see why this guy was upset when this happened. Even if you have a well-paying job, you still have to work hard for your money, and yet this man was being taken for a ride by his girlfriend and stepdaughter.

If it hadn’t been for that accidental meeting on the golf course, he may not have found out that his guests hadn’t actually been invited until the wedding day itself.

“This led to a pretty big fight with my GF, as I found out that NONE of my list of twenty ‘made the cut’ for the final guest list because ‘250 people is very tight.’ I was pissed, but not a hell of a lot I could do because the important people in my life had already been offended. My GF said ‘if some people didn’t rsvp yes, I might be able to get a couple people in.’ But that is an ultimate slap in the face in my opinion. So I was boiling on Saturday.”

She’s obviously forgotten who’s paying for this wedding…

“Yesterday, we had a Sunday dinner with the future in-law’s family and us and a surprise guest, the ‘Real Dad.’ At this little dinner my stepdaughter announced that her ‘Real Dad’ was going to be able to make it to her wedding and that now he’d be able to give her away. This was greeted with a chorus of ‘Oh how great’ and ‘How wonderful’s.”

You’d have thought she’d have allowed both her father and stepfather to walk her down the aisle at the very least!

“I don’t think I have ever felt so angry and so disrespected. I was shaking. I took a few seconds to gather my composure, because I honestly wasn’t sure if I would cry or start throwing punches or both. Once I was sure I’d be able to speak I got up from my chair and said I’d like to make a toast. I can’t remember exactly what I said but the gist of it was this:

‘I’d like to make a toast.’ The sound of spoons against glasses ring in my years. ‘It has been my great pleasure to be a part of this family for the past ten years.’ Awe, how sweet. ‘At this point in my life I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to bride and groom, because they have opened my eyes to something very important.’ Confident smiles exchanged. ‘They have showed me that my position in this family is not what I once thought it was.’

And now a glimmer of confusion and shock begins to spread on the faces in the room. ‘Though I once thought of myself as the patriarch or godfather of the family, commanding great respect and sought out for help in times of need, it seems instead that I hold the position of an ATM, good for a stream of money, but not much else. As I have been replaced as host, both on the invitations and in the ceremony, I am resigning my financial duties as host to my successor, Real Dad. So cheers to the happy couple and the path they have chosen.’ I finished my drink. ‘You all can let yourselves out.’”

This guy is a complete savage. It just goes to show how pent-up rage eventually boils over!

“TLDR: You want your ‘REAL DAD’ to be on the invitation, to give you away and to sit at the head table, fine, your ‘REAL DAD’ can pay for everything too.”

“EDIT: June 9th 1:15 am. Girlfriend and Bride are now moved out. They are moving in with the groom. It was very hard not to be petty with some of the ‘belongings’ they took with them, but it’s done and I switched out the locks and now it’s time for a brew. I can’t believe how popular this story got, but I feel good to be given support by so many. If I find out what happens with the wedding, I will let you know, but I can’t guarantee that I will put in the effort to find out.

From what [I’’ve] heard they are trying to “scale things back” and get his parents to help out. GF burned bridges when I found out she tried to write herself a check on our joint account the day after the unpleasantness. By then I had already moved money, so I guess I’m a bigger ass than her, but I could feel it coming. That’s all. Thanks.”

What do you think of godzilla_moon’s actions? Should he have tried to calmly speak to his girlfriend before ending a long-term relationship so suddenly, or was he completely justified to walk away like he did?

The majority of Redditors were of the opinion that godzilla_moon did the right thing, and began to speculate about what would happen next. Relationships are built on mutual trust and respect, and these certainly didn’t exist in this man’s ‘family’.

13-Yr-Old Says He Wants To Run Away, Then Tells Officer To Go Look In His Room…

When you’re a police officer you never know what kinds of calls you’re going to get. And you never know when one of those calls will change your life forever. After 13-year-old Cameron Simmons made a distressed call to the Sumter Police Department, Officer Gaetano Acerra went to check in on him.When he started talking to Cameron, the boy told him that his mom was yelling at him for playing his older brother’s video games and he wanted to run away from home, but Officer Acerra sensed there was more going on.
That’s when Cameron took the police officer into his bedroom. Officer Acerra couldn’t believe what he found.The room was completely empty. There was no bed, no dresser – Cameron’s clothes were just thrown in a trash bag on the floor.Acerra learned that Cameron’s mom had fallen on hard times after making an unexpected move from Texas to South Carolina to care for a sick relative.Acerra talked to the boy and convinced him not to run away, but little did Cameron know that the officer was planning something much greater.

He thought he picked a group of helpless victims (Video)

Brazil is one of most violent countries on Earth. Almost 60,000 people were murdered there in 2014, to say nothing of kidnappings, rapes, assaults and robberies. According to a 2016 NPR report,

While some Latin American countries have higher per capita murder rates, in absolute numbers, Brazil is the deadliest place in the world outside Syria.

In other words, it’s a good place to have the means for armed self defense. But as a Bloomberg opinion piece (yes, Bloomberg) titled Why Brazil’s Strict Gun Laws Have Misfiredillustrates, the country’s gun control laws keep almost all civilians disarmed, making them easy targets for Brazil’s huge criminal class.

André Bevilaqua is no stranger to guns. He hunted as a kid, and carrying was a part of the protocol when he auctioned confiscated property at the regional court, where debtors frequently demurred. But when the Rio de Janeiro attorney set out to buy a .380 caliber pistol last year, he hit a rainforest of red tape that only a Brazilian bureaucrat could love.

A year later — after a thicket of questionnaires, hefty fees, a criminal background check, a psychological evaluation, a written exam and a shooting test, and a house call by three firearms inspectors — the armed forces finally green-lighted his purchase. I heard the contorted tale as I tagged along with Bevilaqua to the gun shop last weekend to pick up his gun.

That’s the drill in Brazil, where law-abiding folk submit to a state-stewarded via crucis in the name of public safety. Meanwhile, it’s de facto open carry for the busy criminals who’ve turned Brazil into a continental kill zone.

So the man in the video below had every reason to believe that no one in the crowd of women and children he approached outside a school would present a threat. Why, then, was one of the women packing a pistol? Because she’s an off-duty military police officer. And we’d guess that she — along with everyone else on that corner — is awfully glad she was carrying.

Here’s a (slightly awkward) Google translation from a Portuguese language news report.

A military off duty police officer, who had gone to a Mother’s Day celebration at the school where her daughter is studying in Suzano, shot a suspect in front of the unit. According to the Military Police, the 21-year-old suspect was carrying a .38 caliber revolver and had already approached other mothers awaiting the opening of the gate, as well as having searched the school’s security to see if he was armed.

It’s not clear what the man’s motive was when a approached the group and drew a gun.

A video that circulates through social networks shows the moment the suspect approaches a group of women and children and points the gun at a person. Right now, next to him, is the police officer, who pulls a gun and fires at the suspect. The people in front of the school run. The suspect falls to the ground and the policeman walks away. She approaches the suspect again, pushes the weapon he wears and surrenders.

Having taken at least one round center mass, this Brazilian criminal won’t be terrorizing any more women and children.

Police also said that the suspect, who had already shot a shot that did not hit anyone, made a second shot, which failed. That was when the police officer approached the suspect. The suspect was rescued to the Santa Casa de Suzano, but it did not resist the injuries and it died.

It’s a shame that more law-abiding Brazilians don’t have the option of protecting themselves in the same way. And that America’s dedicated civilian disarmament advocates would like nothing more than to see our laws become more like Brazil’s.

Via: Thetuthaboutguns.com

Science Says Tall Husbands And Short Wives Have Better Marriages

There are always scientific studies released claiming to have found some incredible nugget of information. And though statistics are neat and can measure results, nothing is truly proven to be entirely factual. Meaning, the study’s subjects provided the results. The outcome might not be the same if you participated in the research. Variables such as culture, nationality, race, sex, employment, education can all influence a study’s results. Nevertheless, they are cool to read and analyze.

The outcome of a 2017 study with 8,000 Indonesian participants found a correlation between a husband’s height and his wife’s perceived happiness. The taller the husband and the more inches which separate the two physically, the more significant pleasure the wife will have. Though after 18 years of marriage, there appeared to be a substantial drop off in this delight.

You might think the wife’s perceived happiness is only due to the inches between her and her spouse. Not so. There are other factors that can also contribute to this emotion. The man’s income, self-esteem, and confidence also play a key role in her overall joy.

The study also revealed how taller husbands might have better earning potential resulting in more gratification among their spouses. Taller men may appear more trustworthy and capable to employers. Thus, they might be first considered for raises and promotions. However, in the overall scheme of things, a man’s resourcefulness was only a minor factor when compared to his height and her happiness.

It’s not difficult to also conclude when examining the subject of height,  how the study also discovered that lankier men are considered more attractive than shorter guys. Supposedly, taller men experience greater life satisfaction. With this sense of self-esteem and confidence, it might make it appear that larger men are more appealing.

We can blame this on evolution. Women are drawn to bigger, taller men because they were thought to be better hunter-gatherers during prehistoric times.

Sorry to all the vertically-challenged guys. You got the shorter end of the stick with this study. Don’t despair. Though. Just because women with taller husbands feel happier because they perceive their men to be more attractive, resourceful, and content doesn’t make it so.

The study also pointed out one’s height shouldn’t be a dealbreaker in relationships. We concur. We have the results from yet another study to back this up. Research published in 2010 found that women didn’t feel more attracted to taller men who showed romantic interest in them.

Any strong relationship is built on empathy, trust, respect, and communication. Height, resourcefulness and the other factors mentioned in this one study aren’t crucial in the overall picture. So live and love on!

MEET THE GIRL WHO BROKE THE INTERNET WITH ONE PHOTO

This Is The Most Famous Girl You’ve Never Heard Of..

There is a certain class of internet celebrity that you recognize, but you can’t put a name to their faces. You see them in ads, in blogs and just kind of ambiently floating around the internet. This girl is one of those kinds of people. Her name is Claire Abbott. Chances are, you’ve probably seen a picture of her before. Chances are, you never knew her name until now. The story of how she became internet famous is an interesting one. She set the stage for many Instagram celebs that followed.

Claire became internet famous almost completely by accident. She posted some photos of herself in a bikini to her Facebook profile, and the rest is pretty much history. Abbott was only fifteen years old when she first posted the bikini photos. They leapt from her Facebook onto the internet at large and spread like wildfire. She was an overnight sensation online. Abbott decided to run with it.

When Claire became aware of how popular her photos were online, she went with it. In response, she started multiple social media profiles. She was on YouTube, Twitter and, most importantly, Instagram. Claire, who wanted to be a singer, hoped the attention would fuel her music career. Abbott started racking up followers immediately. Her star was only rising.

Claire’s social media accounts were hits. Especially with a certain demographic. The comments sections were awash in compliments. Her numbers were growing daily. Her photos also kept spreading around the internet. She was featured on many blogs and reposted on many forums.

Claire posted all sorts of things online. Along with photos of herself, she also posted lifestyle stuff and fashion advice. She noticed, however, that there was a direct relationship between how many photos of herself she posted and how many new followers she got. She leaned into it. Abbott started posting a ton of shots of herself. Pretty soon, her Instagram was up to 300,000 followers.

Claire’s internet fame started taking her places. It opened up a world of possibility for her. She wrote on a fashion blog, “In terms of social media, I have a fashion, fitness and lifestyle based Instagram that has really exploded recently. I started showing pictures of myself on Instagram a couple of years ago and it’s transformed from a hobby into a really exciting part-time job that has opened up a ton of great opportunities for me!” The more visible she became, the more famous she got. There appeared to be no limit on her celebrity.

Claire was one of the first people to become famous just on the strength of their social media. Many, many girls have followed suit. But Claire was a bit of a pioneer. There was something about her that just captivated her fans. Some of them were head over heels. Claire received multiple marriage proposals from complete strangers. She didn’t accept.

In an interview with The Idle Man, Claire recommended that aspiring Instagram celebrities should just be true to themselves. “Post pictures that are authentic to you.” It’s a bit of a platitude but actually does make a point. Claire’s fame was largely based off the vague feeling conveyed in her photos that she was somehow accessible to the common guy. She had a “girl next door” look and friendly face that was different than the prevailing aesthetic of somewhat grim perfection you typically see with models.

Claire was, at least for a time, an opposite character study to Allison Stokke. Stokke, another teenage girl who had internet fame thrust upon her when one of her photos leaked to the wrong part of the internet, fought her celebrity tooth and nail. Abbott, however, appeared to love it. The young Canadian seemed to take to fame like a fish to water. There was (and is) an entire SubReddit dedicated just to her pics. Seemingly everywhere you looked online, there was a photo or two of Claire floating around.

Claire partied with Dan Bilzerian in 2015. She posted a couple photos of her with Dan to her Instagram but quickly deleted them. Rumors circulated that the two were a thing. At least a temporary one. The rumors were never confirmed.

Dan Bilzerian is a poker player who is mostly famous for his playboy lifestyle. He dates models. Lots and lots of models. His social media is pretty much nothing but pics and videos of boats, women on boats, etc. It still isn’t known if he and Claire ever had a relationship.

In June of 2016, Maxim Magazine posted about Claire. They referred to her YouTube channel and “scorching Instagram feed.” The post was shared four thousand times. A whole new crop of admirers was delivered to her. One commenter remarked that she had a “nice pair of… Eyes…”

The fact that Claire was a fashion commentator tended to be overshadowed by the photos she posted of herself. But she did have some advice for men. “The fit of clothing is so important! Whether you’re wearing a tailored suit or jeans, if it fits well, it will look expensive and stylish.” “Have all your measurements taken accurately and remember that different brands fit differently, so you may need to go up or down a size depending on the brand. Also, don’t be afraid to try new trends and styles, and no matter what clothing you’re wearing, rock it with confidence.”

In her Idle Man interview, Claire was asked what she would tell herself if she could go back in time. her answer was interesting. “I would tell her that it’s so important to keep things in perspective… Not getting invited to that big party is not the end of the world.” Who’s throwing parties and not inviting Claire Abbott?

Claire is opinionated about men’s clothing. She had a few things to say about what not to wear. She hates turtlenecks on men. She also thinks that Ryan Gosling and Austin Butler are the best-dressed male celebrities. Right, so if you want to date Claire Abbott, here’s your gameplan: be Ryan Gosling.

During an interview, Claire remarked that she’s “addicted” to ice cream. She says she could eat it every day. She also said that her favorite song is “Unaware” by Allen Stone. It surely served as inspiration for her own songwriting. Despite the bubbly social media presence, all was not completely well with Claire. Fame was taking its toll.

If you look up Claire Abbott, as you may have done already, you will find that all of her official social media accounts are now dead. The only one not deactivated is her Facebook fan page, which hasn’t been updated since December of 2016. Nobody knew where Claire went or why she had taken down her accounts. Even her YouTube channel, dedicated mostly to her music, was bereft of videos. Claire had apparently had enough of being famous. We don’t know if she’ll ever return to public life.

When Claire abdicated her throne as social media queen, tons of impostor accounts popped up to try to capture her search traffic. They were obviously fake. The accounts merely reposted her old photos, that had been making the rounds online for months or years. Claire was gone. Her fans were upset.

Some people speculated that she dipped out of her social media accounts because nude photos that were allegedly hers had surfaced. However, Claire says she quit because she wanted to get serious about her music. She wanted to pursue her dream of being a singer-songwriter. And she was tired of only getting attention for her looks. Being ogled by millions of strangers around the world must take a real mental toll.

Claire is most known for her covers of popular songs. However, she also writes original music. Some of her music can still be found on YouTube. Just not on her official page. Her 2012 original song Fighter got over 300,000 views.

Claire’s life appeared to be close to perfect. She was young, gorgeous and rubbing elbows with Dan Bilzerian. But reality was darker. She posted a photo of herself in a hospital. It was accompanied by a confession that she had been struggling with multiple mental health conditions for years, including anxiety disorder, severe depression and borderline bipolar disorder.

Claire wasn’t the first girl to become famous on the strength of her looks. But she was one of the first to do it using only her own social media as promotional tools. She served as a model, both literally and figuratively, for lots of girls after her. The world of Instagram modeling has taken off in the past few years. It’s grown into its own cottage industry. Nowadays, it seems like anyone with good looks and a phone has taken a crack at it.

There’s more to be gained from being a popular Instagram model than just attention. There’s some serious money at play. Instagram models can win sponsorship deals and lots of free merch. Top YouTubers can support themselves full-time just off of their views. It’s easy to see why so many people would try to follow in Claire’s footsteps. Even if they led away from fame, ultimately.

It makes sense why advertisers are recruiting Instagram models to help them promote. As people develop “ad blindness,” the industry term for the general population getting tired of being marketed to in certain mediums and contexts, marketers have to scramble to cope. Instagram models provide marketers with built-in audiences led by spokespeople they already trust. Paying them to showcase your products in their photos makes strategic sense. It certainly makes more sense than buying ad space on television. Marketing continues to change as our media habits do.

If you want to become Instagram famous, a good first place to start is looking like Claire Abbott. After you have that covered, think about what categories you want to target. The most popular Instagram accounts are typically related to fitness, travel, food, fashion and other lifestyle stuff.Keep in mind that people who do get famous tend to go slightly crazy. Whether they become known through social media or in more traditional ways, fame is not a comfortable garment to wear every minute of your life.

Claire has been completely silent for many months. It is completely unknown what she will end up doing, or if we’ll ever hear about it. For now, her old photos still have lives of their own. You’ve seen her before, and you will probably see her again. Hopefully she gets what she wants and comes to be known for something other than just her good looks.

Drunk Driver Left Mortified After Waking Up From 10-Year Coma, Then Finds Out It Was All A Lie

There are few things more tragic than losing a loved one to a car accident that was fuelled by drink-driving.

And that’s because it’s a fatality that could have been easily prevented had the person behind the wheel not made the irresponsible and frankly selfish decision to drive while under the influence.

That’s why the message behind this video is so important and why it went viral soon after it was uploaded:

In 2013,  Tom Mabe played an epic prank on his friend in order to teach him a lesson. His friend, Ray, had essentially become an avid drunk driver but it was only when he was charged with his fifth DUI that Tom knew he had to step in and help him see the error of his ways.

So this prank wasn’t merely about having a laugh at Ray’s expense, but about allowing him to see the value of his own life and the lives of innocent people whom his drinking habits could potentially kill.

So Ray’s friend, Tom, watched him get absolutely wasted, as per usual, then took him to a faux hospital room. So when Ray woke up, he found himself in the presence of medical staff, who were really just actors in disguise. The first person Ray sees after waking up is the nurse who informs her “patient” that the “doctor” will soon be in to check up on him.

When he meets the “doctor”, he learns that it is now 2023 and that a whole decade of his life was spent in the hospital.

“Some time ago you were out drinking and you decided to drive and there was an accident,” the “doctor” explains. “And you’ve been here with us for some time. This accident took place back in 2013, it’s now 2023. You’ve been in a coma for the past 10 years.”

They even prepared a fake TV news report set 10 years in the future, only serving to confuse Ray even further.

The most poignant moment in the video is that when Ray learns what had happened to him, he immediately asks “Where’s my daughter at?”

The fact that family is so dear to him is just another reason why his drink driving, which could drive him to an early grave, needs to be brought under control.

So watch the video to see how Ray reacts to the prank and ask yourselves if it was justified? Or whether his friends were taking advantage of his weakness and perhaps took it too far.

His kid was slacking in school, so this Dad handled it in an epic way.

When Kurn Keys’ 14-year-old son came home with his report card, the father was less than pleased with what he saw.

“His report card wasn’t reflective of what we’re doing in our household,” said Keys. “It just wasn’t reflective of the fact that we have running water, lights, internet, and a bunch of other things that I didn’t have as a kid.”

According to Keys, his son’s grades starting falling when he took more of an interest in friends, girls and social media. Keys decided to come up with a creative way to motivate his son instead of punishing him.

He wrote a message in permanent ink on his son’s new shoes: My Grades Matter.

“Every day until those grades are A’s and B’s, I don’t care about what I spent on the shoes; I need this message to come across every day he looks down at his feet.” Air Jordans range from $100-$400.

Keys used his son’s shoes to drive home a point about education, and we think it’s awesome.

The hashtag #MyGradesMatter has gone viral on social media sites, encouraging others to put grades first.

That’s a message we can ALL stand behind!