The Internet has become a place where magical coincidences of fortune are beautifully common, and even better, are always shared events.
The latest story comes from Ed Church and the number bid site in the world, Ebay. Back in Montana–and most everywhere else in the Countryland–getting your first Harley-Davidson was a big deal. A coming of age.
Sadly, after thirteen grand years of riding, Ed sold his bike for family reasons. He always regretted that sale.
But one day, while surfing Ebay, there it impossibly was. Right there on the screen. All the specs checked out.
But he lost the bid! All seemed wrong, until ever more impossibly, the bike appeared again for sale. On his second chance, Ed spared no expense and was reunited with his long lost metal friend.
Now, The Ebay story has gone viral, and the new video has over 100,000 hits.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/10/18/man-finds-his-first-harley-davidson-motorbike-that-he-always-regretted-selling-32-years-later-on-ebay/
1. Attempting to reconcile two very distinct cultures which is, often times, difficult.
In other words “too black for the nerdy kids, but too nerdy for the black kids.”
2. When people realize you’re not the “cool black kid” of lore.
Sorry guys. My input on what’s going on in hip-hop culture is severely limited.
3. You know all too well that your parents kinda don’t get it.
4. Dealing with the people who expect you to always have strong feelings on the casting of traditional superheroes as POC.
5. And when they realize you actually like the original Peter Parker, they treat it as if you’ve disrespected your people.
Just because I don’t care that the next Spider-Man is black doesn’t mean I don’t support the cause, people.
6. The realization that there are not a lot of POC options to cosplay as.
7. So you say “Fuck it,” and just do you.
8. Having to call out people for making racist slurs on Xbox Live is just a typical day.
9. Not to mention the racist remarks on online forums and in fan chat rooms.
10. And you always have a weird sense of camaraderie with any other POC at conventions.
11. You have to bite your tongue when people insist that historically, black people wouldn’t be in things like Lord of the Rings.
12. Or assume that the black character in a series must be your favorite.
13. Then there are those times when you read a novel and imagine a character as a POC…
14. … but then you watch the movie and realize they’re actually white.
15. Or worse, when you know a character’s a POC, but the movie casts them as white anyway.
16. Then you notice that every main character in a video game is white.
17. POC superhero figures were so few that seeing them at all made a huge impact on you as a kid.
18. Which made meeting your childhood POC idols the greatest treat because of how much they made you believe that you could be special, too.
19. It’s always upsetting when you watch all the POC die or leave your favorite show.
20. And you’re reminded, yet again, how much representation actually matters.
21. But you can’t deny the comradeship that comes with being a part of the blerd community.
Thumbnail photo credit: Warner Brothers Television via http://starcrush.com/then-now-alfonso-ribeiro/
Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/moniquesteele/realities-of-being-a-black-nerd
Gandalf is the powerful wizard in the Lord Of The Rings stories. Dumbledore is great headmaster wizard of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series. Which great wizard is better in the end? Actually a better question is, who would win in a rap battle? Wait, aren’t they the same person in the end?
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/07/15/gandalf-vs-dumbledore-rap-battle/