Snuffy, the cute seal who captured the hearts of an entire country is released into the wild after recovering in vet clinic. Unfortunately, nature there and then decides that Snuffy can’t escape the inevitable so easily.
In the worst residential housing fire in living memory, Grenfell Tower, an apartment block in Kensington, London, was inundated with fire a few days ago. Already 17 people have lost their lives, and an entire community has rallied around to help those who have lost loved ones, homes and everything they have ever known.
Gifville and myself salutes the firefighters, emergency services, and community members who faced tragedy and death to rescue and aid Grenfell Tower residents. This shows how London always pulls together in the darkest hours.
If you wish to donate to those affected, please search “Grenfell Tower charity appeal” or similar in your web browser to find out ways you can help.
As you may well be aware, there was a terrorist attack last night in the Borough area. Seven people have been killed and dozens injured. We are living in a dark age now, and we should overcome differences of religion, race, political stance, whatever, and pull together in one common theme – humanity.
“More mindless atrocities caused by pathetic oxygen thieves (and that’s putting it kindly). Us Londoners are a tough lot, and we will not be cowed by those who are demons in human disguise. We’ll always be strong, united and courageous in the face of terror. Long live London, long live humanity” (my own words)
Five days ago, US president Donald Trump met with Pope Francis. While they spent much time discussing things like climate change, it seems that the Donald wanted to smooth things over with the leader of the world’s Catholics, after labelling the pope ‘disgraceful’ when the religious leader criticised Trump’s determination to ‘build the wall’. Francis was not amused by Donald’s touchy-feely gesture. So I guess it’s not just Melania then.
On Gifville, we’ve seen a Christmas and sports themed version of this GIF of a journalist in Iraq throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush. Now here is the real deal, as is.
See also VCG posts #282 and 283.
Credits: Associated Press via Ratedesi Forums
A Xmas festive edition GIF based on an infamous incident that occurred in Baghdad on the 14th December, 2008. Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at then-United States President George W. Bush, a grave insult in the Arab world. Bush was attending a press conference with Iraqi government officials at the time. Al-Zaidi was recorded as castigating the president of the US as a war criminal. The former president dodged the flight of both shoes, which narrowly missed then Iraqi PM, Nouri al-Maliki who was in attendance. The scene, caught on international TV, became a rich source of inspiration for many memes in the days after.
Credit: CBS via Ratedesi Forums