Heroes Of The Week!

Captain Kirk's chair | Krista Lynn Campbell

Welp kids, only forty six more shopping days until the inauguration and less than a month to go before we turn the page on 2020. As far as Christmas, it’s been moved to March 17th of next year in an effort to err on the side of caution. Okay, I made that last part up. But yanno . . it can be argued (by yours truly) that St. Patrick’s Day is Christmas for spring time. And maybe I’ve lost that argument every single year but for the life of me, I can’t remember!

Enough of the shenanigans (pun intended), let’s get to our heroes . . .

Padres Outfielder Tommy Pham Sues San Diego Strip Club | San Diego, CA Patch

The Naked Truth:

You would think after hitting .211 last season that Tommy Pham of the San Diego Padres would be camping out in the batting cages for a get back season in ’21. Nope. Instead the outfielder decided to get his licks in at a strip club. There’s an old saying that nothing good happens after 1 am. When you add a strip club to the mix, you might as well make reservations at the ER, just in case. So when Pham suffered “catastrophic injuries” when he was stabbed in the back during an altercation at Pacers, well . . who knew? Now Pham is suing the nightclub for negligence. Maybe the Padres should countersue Pham for not having a clue.

Mom buys groceries for families in need in her community after spur of the moment decision - ABC News

Soul Food:

Brandy Bisson nails the landing when it comes to paying it forward. The Concord, New Hampshire mother of three wanted to do something for a community that had done so much for her and her family. After throwing her seven year old son Thomas a birthday parade, with gifts included, Brandy felt it was only right to return the favor. So she laid out six hundred dollars to pay the grocery tabs for eight strangers. And last week, she bought Thanksgiving dinner for two families in Manchester.

“With the pandemic and everything and all the election stuff, I just wanted to bring smiles to people’s faces,” Bisson said.

She’s bringing back the social to the distance between us, one meal at a time.

Salem Nurse Put On Leave For Anti-Mask COVID TikTok

You Can’t Mask Stupid:

Ashley Grames is an oncology nurse from Salem, Oregon and she wants the world to know that she doesn’t much care for the COVID-19 Rules when she’s not donning scrubs. No . . really. She took to TikTok with a video in which she lip-synched “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in a rambling boast party. No. Really.

“When my co-workers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I’m out and let my kids have play dates,” the nurse wrote in a caption accompanying the video, which has since been deleted.

More than a quarter of a million peeps tuned in, after which the hospital’s Facebook page was flooded with complaints. Thanks to the heads up, Grames has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the matter. And once they reach the slam dunk conclusion that Grames’ behavior is both arrogant and downright dangerous in a state that has endured a spike in coronavirus cases recently, this ninny of a nurse won’t simply be maskless. She’s probably going to be jobless too.

Hunks With Hearts:

The business plan for a moving company like College Hunks would seem just a tad bit limited, seeing as how they mostly appeal to one half of the population. But these guys aren’t just a bunch of pretty faces, not when their priorities are this . . . . wait for it . . . buff and polished.

They’re stepping up for victims of domestic abuse and have already completed 100 free moves for those who are looking to remove themselves from an unsafe situation. This service has become all the more important as victims of abuse might feel trapped due to another series of lockdowns that have gone into effect across the United States and Canada.

“As a purpose driven, socially-conscious organization we’re always looking for ways to positively impact our communities—in this case, particularly for those who feel powerless in unhealthy home situations.” Says co-founder Nick Friedman.

The company has also provided trucks to help in the transport of COVID-19 supplies and medical equipment, as well as relocating beds and goods to hospitals in need and delivering water to healthcare workers. And oh yeah, they also donate two meals for every completed job to the organization Feeding Children Everywhere. To date, they’ve delivered over one million meals.

That’s what I call a move in the right direction.

Mark Dunajtschik's lifetime achievements have been honoured. Photo / supplied

The Big Give:

Last up today is Mark Dunajtschik. This former prison camp survivor who was forced to flee his homeland of Yugoslavia at the end of WWII knows full well how destructive hatred can be. Which is why he has dedicated his life to building compassionate pursuits.

The eighty five year old real estate developer from New Zealand is a living definition of what “labor of love” is supposed to look like. Because while he’s one of the wealthiest industrialists in the country, his influence really shines through when you start talking about his many philanthropic ventures, which include financing the country’s Life Flight Trust helicopter rescue service.

In 2017, he gave $50 million to the construction of a new children’s hospital in Wellington. This wasn’t simply a donation, but a hands on effort.

“By utilizing my expertise as a developer we would be able to produce more real estate than if we were to just write out a cheque and leave the bureaucrats to build it,” he says.

With the exterior of the building having been completed this summer, the project is on schedule for a 2021 opening. And it was all made possible by a man who knows the evils of this world first hand and has committed a lifetime to fostering that special something we need most of all.

Hope.

62 thoughts on “Heroes Of The Week!

  1. Three out of five know what is important in life. The other two haven’t a clue. (Wait. I didn’t mean to rhyme that). I love how you drop in a couple of asshats just to make the intelligent look, well, more intelligent. Thanks, Marc. Super post.

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  2. It’s amazing that a nurse would be that stupid, but given her specialty, she likely hasn’t seen the impact of the virus in her part of the health care world. A classic example of if it doesn’t directly affect me, it must not be real. And yet she probably believes in a God she’s never seen.

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    • I can’t imagine anyone in the health care world would be this clueless. It was a blatant middle finger, sort of the way you see those ass hats at Trump rallies high fiving each other for doing what they deem their patriotic duty.

      She believes in God. She doesn’t believe in the science, and she has every Bill O’Reilly book . . .

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  3. Nurse Grames isn’t just arrogant, she’s clueless as all get out. Some people just don’t know how to do humor in the panDAMNic. I’m so over these people who whinge on an on about masks. Just put your big girl panties on and deal with it. So we can all get back to a normal life. Jeez.

    There just aren’t words for Pham. But I think you nailed the old saying about nothing good comes after 1 am. I did laugh about that.

    We hope Brandy Bisson, Mark Dunajtschik, and the Hubba-Bubba Hunks all have full stockings this Christmas.

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  4. B,

    Good idea on moving Christmas to St. Paddy’s Day. Why the hell not? We’ll drink and be merry in green!

    Peeps will sue anybody for anything. Honestly.

    What a beautiful soul is Brandy Bisson. I am always blown away by those, like her, who just up and decide to help out for no other reason than to be kind.

    You work in a hospital. How in the name of all that is holy can you be so stupid? Administrative leave is rather lenient a punishment. Such careless behaviour is immoral. I’m rather speechless.

    Wow to the College Hunks. It must be terrifying to escape an abusive relationship, never mind finding and paying for a moving company. And to add on the donation of meals? That is definitely a move in a stellar direction.

    Mark Dunajtschik has been given the choice last spot deservedly. What a generous man. Ever notice it’s those who have suffered who are the most giving?

    You always deliver on Fridays, B. And this one is no exception. Come Together is another perfect tune! You do know how to rock these things.

    Q

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    • Q

      It’s been a helluva year, and I don’t mean that in a great way. So I think it would only be right to combine the two holidays into one. Give the adults something to look forward to along with the children. And let’s just make 2021 the get back year.

      And they do. All. The. Time.

      But this asshole invited the risk, and then he was shocked when it happened to him.

      She had some good come her way and decided to do something about it, for somebody else. That’s how paying it forward works, and I love it.

      I’m sure it’s a procedural matter and they have to do that before cutting bait with the bozo. Or is it boza?

      These guys get it. This service is no small thing, as abusive households are a prison for these women. Bravo to Hunks!

      Mark took the chances he was presented with and boy, did he do something about them or what?

      Why thank you lovely. I kept with the Rushmore theme at that. 😉

      B

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      • Which is why I agree wholeheartedly with your plan!

        Seriously. I can’t feel bad for him.

        I love that she just decided to pay it forward without a second thought.

        I’ll accept boza. And, okay, I’ll accept there are procedures to follow.

        They do! Bravo to Hunks! Not just pretty boys 😉

        Boy… did he ever!

        Yes, you did… You clever one, you. 😉

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  5. That song really took me back to my youth. MJ did a really good job of it. He really does like his pelvis doesn’t he? As to your post, excellent as always. But I do sometimes question just how stupid, stupid can be. The IQ level seems to be dropping in some places. Thank goodness the good guys are still out there. And I am sure I can find some junk for those hunks! Thanks for the eye candy.

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    • Haha! He really does the pelvis exercises to the tee, I know.

      The IQ is off the charts. As in, off the side of the ledge with all the other clueless lemmings and all the way at the bottom of the ocean. Yikes!

      The Hunks story was a popular one with the ladies, glad I could oblige. 🙂

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  6. Hey – never knew MJ did that live version of Come Together
    And Mark Dunajtschik is my too hero from this post of heroes
    – also – March 17th does have a Christmas-ish feel to it now that I think about it – 🍀☘️🎄🎄

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  7. Fabulous heroes post. I really enjoy these, especially that you finger anti-heroes and asp holes.
    The Junk Hunks & Mark Dunajtschik are awesome, each in their own. Chapeau!!
    The MJ video is fab. Never saw it before. He was quite the gifted powerhouse.

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    • Thank you Resa. I like to add an ass hat or two to the weekly episodes as a means of contrast. It helps to know that the good peeps don’t get marginalized.

      And that version is great, I think.

      Like

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