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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Ring My Belle: Match.com Can Find You a New Mate...Who Looks JUST Like Your Ex
1. A Pike Place Market fish thrower alerted police to a guy who was flashing his junk at tourists. What a hero! 2. Match.com is now able to use facial recognition software to find you a mate who looks like your ex. Only costs $5000. 3. Miss reading articles in print? A British start-up will print out online articles on newsprint and mail them to you!
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Inspired by Russell Wilson, a Local Value Village Worker Helps Strangers in Need
A Ron & Don listener, inspired by cause radio and the Seahawks' Russell Wilson, randomly pulled over to help a couple whose car broke down on the side of I-5. He drove them to Seattle Children's Hospital, where they go several times a week to visit their infant daughter, and ended up raising money to get them a new car. It's the first time he's put himself out there like this and he's in awe of the community's kindness and then friendship he was able to form with the couple.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Homeless & Low Income Get Free Vet Care From Doney Memorial Pet Clinic
For the last 28 years, Seattle's Doney Pet Clinic has been providing vet services to homeless and low-income residents who bring in less than $850 a month. The volunteer vets set up shop twice a month at the Union gospel Mission, and care for about 100 pets a month.
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Ring My Belle: Youngsters Hate to Leave Voicemails!
1. The FBI has compiled an 82 page list of Twitter acronyms for their agents to know. 2. A singer got throat surgery without being knocked out. She was awake and she had to sing so her vocal chords could be spotted by surgeons. 3. People 35 and younger don't like leaving or receiving voicemails.
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Tired of Late Night Violence, Capitol Hill's 'Outwatch' Wants to Get You Home Safe
After hearing about several attacks on the LGTBQ community in Capitol Hill, local business owner Jennifer Dietrich decided she had to do something. So she formed Outwatch, a volunteer patrol group. Outwatch will walk you to your car, drive bartenders home late at night and be on the look out for street harassment.
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Ring My Belle: Why Do Dads Get Such Lame Gifts on Father's Day?
1. Starbucks says it will send all of its part-time to online college. 2. Lux, the Portland cat who was allegedly so violent his owner called 911 on him, is in a new home and feeling fine. 3. An article in Slate wonders why Father's Day gifts aimed at dad are so lame. 4. Kindergarteners learn better in plain classrooms, not bright and busy ones covered with posters and art.
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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Reinventing yourself, gym etiquette and homeless birthdays
Rachel shares an inspiring story about hating your job and has an update about the real life version of the hit film “Up!”
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Friday, June 13, 2014
Ring My Belle: High School Popularity Expires at Age 22!
1. Pope Francis refuses to drive around in the bulletproof Popemobile because he says he's too old to worry about the risks. 2. A new study says that popular kids lose their popularity by age 22, and almost half of them end up using drugs and committing crimes. 3. There's a new "smart cup" that can instantly tell you the ingredients and nutritional information of whatever you poured into it.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Seattle Wedding Venue Abruptly Closes & Refuses to Return $70,000 to 40 Couples
More than 40 couples were contacted by EM Fine Art, a Seattle wedding venue, informing them that the venue is closing, so they can no longer hold their weddings there. The email also said they won't be giving refunds, a total of $70,000. Now the couples are simultaneously trying to track down the owners and book a new venue for their weddings.
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Ring My Belle: Are you a bedtime procrastinator?
1. A 14 year old girl's service dog gets his photo in the yearbook, right next to hers. 2. Actress Mila Kunis wants men to stop saying "we're pregnant" when their partner is the one actually pregnant with the baby. 3. There's a phenomenon called "bedtime procrastination" and you're probably guilty of it. 4. A new survey says people actually don't mind a bit of chitchat on an airplane.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Is the Sharing Economy Forcing Americans To Trust Each Other Again? Airbnb, Lyft & Relay Ride Users Say: Yes
With services like Airbnb, Lyft and Relay Rides in the mainstream, Americans are welcoming strangers into their homes and cars, and making a profit off of it. These options are often a cheaper way to travel, and in the process they might be teaching us to trust strangers again.
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Ring My Belle: Don't Buy Shrimp Farmed in Thailand!
1. A Seattle doctor has had his licensed suspended for sexting during surgery. Like, 45 sexts in a single surgery. 2. Farmed shrimp from Thailand have a human trafficking element to them. The men involved with the farming are actually slaves. 3. A woman named Amelia Earhart (really!) is getting ready to fly a plane around the world to get girls interested in flying.
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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Communes, drive-in theaters and the return of board games
Rachel gets nostalgic talking communes, drive-in theaters and board games, before looking at the search for America's best burrito.
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Friday, June 6, 2014
Save the Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In in Port Townsend
The Wheel-In is the last of the remaining Washington state drive-ins that needs to switch over to a digital format. If they don't, they can no longer operate. They're hoping to raise $35,000 through their Kickstarter campaign (ends Sunday morning) so they can keep the 61 year old iconic theater open!
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ring My Belle: Opera Singers Are Being Fat shamed
1. The Secret Service is looking for software so that they can better monitor social media...and that includes a program that can detect sarcasm. 2. Whatever happened to "It ain't over til the fat lady sings?" In the UK, opera singers are being fat shamed by critics. 3. A Longview, WA man has created a cold brew coffee that contains THC. 4. New gossip about JFK and Jackie O's marriage is revealed in a new book. It says she was ready to file for divorce when he was assassinated. (cc images: dr_tr)
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