Icelandic powerlifter Hafthor Bjornsson was crowned 2018 World’s Strongest Man on Sunday after winning three of the final weekend’s six events in Manila, Philippines.
Bjornsson, famous for his role as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones, finished second in the 20-ton truck pull before winning the loading race to secure his maiden first-place finish in this competition.
The World’s Strongest Man Facebook page confirmed Sunday’s result
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A 19-year-old is mad pop singer Katy Perry kissed him during American Idol auditions. “I wanted to save it for my first relationship,” the teen told The New York Times Wednesday.
It was “uncomfortable,” Benjamin Glaze said after getting his first kiss ever from American Idol judge Perry Sunday, The New York Times reported. The kiss was broadcasted on live TV. Glaze would have refused if he’d been asked ahead of time, he said
“I wanted it to be special,” Glaze said. He turned 20 since getting his awkward first kiss from the singer. Many guys would be excited for the 33-year-old to kiss them, but he was raised to believe you should only kiss someone you’re in a relationship with, Glaze said.
Oh suck it up buttercup! It was harmless frankly. A peck on the lips and this douche melts down? Good Freaking Grief! Perhaps this is aplay for publicity by Mr. Sensitive? Maybe he is trying to cash in on the #MeToo juggernaut? Would not surprise me at all. He certainly does not seem really upset in the video at the link. He is joking, smiling, laughing. Now, if he can locate his testicles at some point
Worried about violent video games having an adverse event on American youth? Worry no longer; a study done by the University of York has found no links between violent video games and violent behavior. So far, at least; as with most actual science, there are conditions. Science is, after all, tentative. Excerpt:
In a series of experiments, with more than 3,000 participants, the team demonstrated that video game concepts do not ‘prime’ players to behave in certain ways and that increasing the realism of violent video games does not necessarily increase aggression in game players.
There is more on the study but the real wisdom comes from Amial himself
There’s another problem, though, and the same problem exists as when someone blames a crime on anything other than the perp: It’s bullshit. The only person, the only thing responsible for a crime is the person that committed that crime. When we lose sight of that, the criminal justice system becomes… well, something like it is today.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war – for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted – for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions – to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually – to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed – to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord – To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us – and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789. – Go: Washington