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John Riggs

How are you feelin'? I'm married with three kids, love cooking (when I find the time) and love old video games. I'm a retro nerd who loves to reminisce about the '80s and '90s and am an autism-awareness advocate. - PSN, Xbox Live and Wii U, game with me! @johnblueriggs (also on Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest)
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Radio Station Grants Christmas Wish to Husband and Family as Requested by Wife Who Passed Away Two Years Ago

Meet David Schmitz. He lost his wife to cancer two years ago. What he doesn't know is that he's in for the shock of his life as his deceased wife had made a special request that, after she passes and if he remarries, this radio station grants a special wish that includes the entire family - even his new wife

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Chatroulette Prank is Perfect for the Holidays [VIDEO]

People still use Chatroulette? The answer is a resounding, "yes," and make for great videos if you have a creative idea and have the time to edit. Although the popular social site is best known for video chatting with strangers at random (and the occasional nudity from grown men - gross!) they might also feature something to brighten your day.

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Misheard Lyric in Christmas Song. Did You Think So, Too?

Christmas songs are one of those things you just can't avoid this time of year. Whether you're at the grocery store, watching your child's Christmas performance to humming them to yourself subconsciously, they're everywhere. One popular one is 'Up on the Housetop' that was made a little more popular by the great Gene Autry. Near the beginning of the song is a lyric I had been misunderstanding this whole time. Do you know what it is?

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‘Hard to Be a Cat at Christmas’ Starring Grumpy Cat is the Music Video for Cat Lovers

This fun video has all of your favorite Internet cats. Oskar the Blind, Nala Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, Colonel Meow and, of course, Grumpy Cat. Here's a great chance to watch a fun video on YouTube and, for every view, Friskies will donate a can of wet cat food to shelter and rescue organizations across the country

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Almond Roca Cookies Brings The Fancy Candy to Cookie Form [RECIPE]

Growing up, Almond Roca was the fanciest candy I knew. Something about that butter almond toffee wrapped in chocolate and crushed almonds, each coming in their own golden foil, it screamed high class. They are good but they're a little too hard on my teeth. I thought about the possibility into using them in a cookie form and here's what I came up with.

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Woman in Washington State Live Tweets Her Husband’s Fatal Car Crash

Just after 1:30 p.m. on December 4th, the WSDOT tweeted an alert saying that emergency responders were on the way to a 2-car collision in Vancouver, Washington, and to give them room. The Columbian Metrodesk added that they were sending Life Flight to the scene. One women casually chimed in how dangerous that area was. What she didn't know, yet, was Life Flight was sent for her husband.

She continually tweeted as she got more and more nervous knowing her husband takes that ramp and that he left work early.

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Smoking Seem To Do Your Baby No Harm According to 1951 Better Homes and Garden Baby Book

My wife has this older-than-old baby book from Better Homes and Gardens that originally came out in 1951. During this time, when cigarette ads were on TV and in your cartoons, smoking was just a part of daily life. When you're bringing life into this world, however, this baby book was your go-to book. It was the 'What to Expect when You're Expecting' of the 1950's. You'd think smoking at all would be bad for your baby as it's bad for you, but this old book said if you have a smoke in moderation, you and your baby will be fine. WTH?!

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