Got a little time on Sunday to read the story behind the story? How about a video that will make you cry, in a good way? I spend a couple of hours on Saturdays looking for stories and items worth sharing.
Videos that will make you cry
- About 3 million people have shared the Thai video of the man doing good deeds posted by Tina Love. If it makes you all warm and fuzzy, feel free to pass it on.
- If you think that was good, more than 19 million people have shared the video of Father Ray Kelly who did not end the wedding ceremony of Chris and Leah O'Kane as planned. Instead, a backing track mysteriously begins and Kelly launches into a rewritten version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," customized just for the newly married couple. He has pipes, by the way.
- My top 10 picks of Associated Press photos for the past week.
- Here are The Journal Gazette's top photos of the week.
Stories behind the story
- Stephen Colbert gains a show, but he's losing some character. The Journal Gazette ran a column Saturday by Alexandra Petri, a columnist for the Washington Post. She says that the character "Stephen Colbert" is a lot more interesting than the real guy.
- 007: Who are the hit men? Author Malcolm Mackay wrote about the mystery of how a person evolves into being a professional killer in an interesting piece for the New York Times SundayReview.
- Forget what you thought. How victims get trapped in sex traffic. Aaron Martinez, Amanda Bankston and Mark Lambie did an in-depth package in the El Paso Times, showing how victims end up in the sex-traffic trade.
Duh tip of the day
See a story that begs to be shared? Send an email with the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's to excellence!