2007 aug

The boy behind the “success kid” meme is all grown up — and trying to use his viral fame to save his dad’s life

Remember this little guy? His name’s Sam Griner. 

On Aug. 26, 2007 his mom took a photo of him at 11-months-old, standing on the beach in a green and white shirt, staring into the camera and making a determined little fist. Soon after, the photo morphed into the “Success Kid” meme, and Sam was Internet famous

He’s now 8 years old:

And he’s trying to use his Internet fame to find a kidney donor and save his dad’s life. 

(Visit the family’s GoFundMe page for more).

  • psychic: *reads my mind*
  • me: On Aug. 30, 2007, Ryan’s 21st birthday, he and his girlfriend at the time, Keltie, went to Pete Wentz’ club in NYC to celebrate Ryan’s big day. Because Ryan was the oldest in Panic!, none of the rest of the band members were of age and were unable to attend the party, so they all flew back to California because on Sept. 1, they would be performing in Seattle. Everything is fine and dandy and Ryan goes home with Keltie afterward, but in the morning, he was gone. According to one fan that was fortunate to get a picture with them, Ryan had flown from NYC to Seattle overnight while Keltie was sleeping. The fan said that they saw Ryan and Brendon in a restaurant together, alone, and also said it was raining when they went to get a picture with them. We know this to be true because Ryan is wearing the exact same outfit he wore to his birthday party – he didn’t even change his clothes. Many people wonder if the popular Panic! at the Disco song, “Northern Downpour” was inspired by this event, Seattle also being one of Ryan’s favorite cities in the world, with lines like, “I missed your skin when you were east, you clicked your heels and wished for me.” Although it could be just pure coincidence – Ryan flying to Seattle to the show two days early, in the middle of the night after his birthday, but it’s considered #ryden lore among fans purely based on how curious it is that Ryan would fly cross country, overnight, to his one and lonely, Brendon Urie.
  • psychic: what the fuck

anonymous asked:

I have heard different version of the Seattle thing, so what went down exactly?

On Aug. 30, 2007,  Ryan’s 21st birthday, his girlfriend of the time (Keltie) and Pete Wentz had a party in bar for him in New York City (east USA). Keep in mind none of the other members were of age yet, so they were not in attendance. The rest of the band flew to California because they had the tour to continue and had a show to play on September 1st. Sources say Ryan went home with Keltie that night. However, a fan said to have seen Ryan and Brendon alone, eating at a restaurant in Seattle Washington (west USA) on a rainy night. This led to speculation that Ryan left in the middle of the night to go spend his birthday with Brendon. The reason this is so evident is because Ryan was photographed wearing this on his birthday at the club

and the fan that spotted the two in Seattle, shared this picture.

Note how Ryan is wearing the same clothing! It raised a lot of questions. For example, why would Ryan leave right after his birthday when they had two days until show? He didn’t even bother to change- which raises suspicion that he was in a hurry and did it under the radar. Also, why we’re him and Brendon the only two to arrive early in Seattle?

This event is also speculated to have sparked meaning behind “Northern Downpour” where the line “I missed your skin when you were east
You clicked your heels and wished for me“ is Brendon referring to missing Ryan when he was east (NYC).

Ryan also has claimed Seattle is his favorite city. On of his LJ posts shared

“One day, we’ll settle in Seattle.” - Ryan Ross’ livejournal, Feb. 6, 2006

  • What I say: I'm fine
  • What I mean: On Aug. 30, 2007, Ryan’s 21st birthday, he and his girlfriend at the time, Keltie, went to Pete Wentz’ club in NYC to celebrate Ryan’s big day. Because Ryan was the oldest in Panic!, none of the rest of the band members were of age and were unable to attend the party, so they all flew back to California because on Sept. 1, they would be performing in Seattle. Everything is fine and dandy and Ryan goes home with Keltie afterward, but in the morning, he was gone. According to one fan that was fortunate to get a picture with them, Ryan had flown from NYC to Seattle overnight while Keltie was sleeping. The fan said that they saw Ryan and Brendon in a restaurant together, alone, and also said it was raining when they went to get a picture with them. We know this to be true because Ryan is wearing the exact same outfit he wore to his birthday party – he didn’t even change his clothes. Many people wonder if the popular Panic! at the Disco song, “Northern Downpour” was inspired by this event, Seattle also being one of Ryan’s favorite cities in the world, with lines like, “I missed your skin when you were east, you clicked your heels and wished for me.” Although it could be just pure coincidence – Ryan flying to Seattle to the show two days early, in the middle of the night after his birthday, but it’s considered #ryden lore among fans purely based on how curious it is that Ryan would fly cross country, overnight, to his one and lonely, Brendon Urie.
  • “One day, we’ll settle in Seattle.” - Ryan Ross’ livejournal, Feb. 6, 2006
BigBang Merch I Own Arranged by Release Date.

This isn’t a complete list of items. Many items didn’t make it here because I have no idea to which date or promotion cycle they belong. These are the main items in my collection only.

2006 Aug to Nov - BigBang First, Second and Third Singles [X]

2006 Dec - BigBang First Album: Volume 1 [x]

2007 Feb - BigBang First Concert CD: The Real  [x]

2007 March - BigBang First Concert DVD: Since 2007 [x]

2007 Aug -  BigBang First Mini Album: Always [X]

2007 Nov - BigBang Second Mini Album: Hot Issue [x]

  • Seungri - BigBang x BSX Limited Edition Hoodie -  [X]
  • BigBang x BSX Hoodie - [X]

2008 Jan - BigBang For the World [x]

2008 Feb - BigBang Second Concert CD: The Great [X]

2008 March - BigBang Second Concert DVD: The Great [x]

2008 Aug - BigBang Third Mini Album: Stand Up [x]

2008 Oct - BigBang First Japan Album: Number 1 (Cd/DVD) [x]

2008 Nov - BigBang Second Album: Remember [X]

2009 March - BigBang 2008 Global Warning Tour DVD Green [x]

  • Seungri Strong Baby Full Story Photobook [X]

2009 April - BigBang 2009 Concert Big Show CD: [X]

2009 Sep - Seungri - Why did you come to my House [x]

2009 June - BigBang Japanese Single: My Heaven [x]

2009 July - BigBang Japanese Single: Gara Gara Go! [x]

2009 July - BigBang 2009 Concert Big Show DVD: [x]

2009 Aug - G-Dragon Heartbreaker original version [x]

2009 Nov - BigBang Japan Single: Koe Wo Kikasete Cd/DVD [X]

2010 Mar - G-Dragon Shine a Light CD: [x]

2010 Apr - G-Dragon Shine a Light DVD Japanese version: [X]

2010 June - BigBang Japan : Tell me Goodbye Cd/DVD [x]

2010 June - BigBang 2010 Concert Big Show CD: [x]

2010 Aug - BigBang 2010 Concert Big Show DVD: [X]

  • 2010 BigShow Facemask - Seungri [x]
  • 2010 Bangs Cartoon Book [x]
  • 2010 Electric Love Tour Photobook (Japan) [X]
  • 2010 Seungri n T.o.P. movie Nineteen [x]
  • Seungri n T.o.P. movie Nineteen Publicity - Japan [X]

2010 Aug - BigBang Japan Single: Beautiful Hangover  [X]

2011 Jan - Seungri VVIP CD silver version [x] [o]

  • Seungri VVIP Key Necklace Silver version [x]

2011 Feb - BigBang Mini Album: Tonight [X]

2011 Feb - GDnTop First Album Japanese version [X]

2011 Mar - Seungri VVIP V World DVD [x] [o]

2011 Mar - GDnTop Play with GD & TOP - Japanese Version [X]

2011 April - Official Lightstick version 3 [x]

2011 April - BigBang Mini Album: Tonight Special Edition [x]

2011 May - BigBang Japan Album: BigBang 2 (Blue +Black) [X]

2011 May - BigBang 2011 Concert Big Show Making DVD: [X]

2011 May - BigBang The Ultimate International Best [x]

2011 June - BigBang 2011 Concert Big Show CD: [X]

2011 June - BigBang 2011 Concert Big Show DVD: [x]

  • 2011 Official Desk Calendar [x]
  • 2011 Big Show Paper Toys (Medium): [x]
  • 2011 BigBang X Uniqlo Collab Hoodie (Blue) [x]
  • 2011 BigBang X Uniqlo Collab Hoodie (Black) [x]
  • 2011 BigBang X Uniqlo Collab Hoodie (Gray) [x]
  • 2011 BigBang Star Collection Card Vol 1 [X]
  • 2011 Seungri Tonight Music Video Making Film  [x]
  • 2011 Seungri Face T-Shirt [x]
  • 2011 BigBang Star Collection Card Special Edition [X]

2011 Jul - GDnTop First Album Repackage version [x]

  • Seungri Dazed Korea Magazine [x]

2011 Dec - The Best of BigBang Japanese version [x]

2012 Feb - BigBang Mini Album: Alive metal case Seungri: [x][o]

2012 June - Extraordinary 20’s Photobook Korea version [X]

  • Vogue Magazine (BigBang in the Boxing Ring) [x]

2012 June - BigBang Mini: Alive Spec.Ed.- Still Alive Seungri: [x]

2012 Aug - BigBang 2012 Concert Alive Making Collection: [X]

  • Alive Tour Official T-shirt Black [x]
  • Alive Tour Official Hoodie Sweatshirt Black [x]
  • Alive Tour Japan Dome Vip privilege Watch [X]
  • Alive Tour Phone Accessory [x]
  • Alive Tour Goods Notebook set [x]
  • Alive Tour Goods Necklace Seungri version [x]
  • Seungri BigBang Mini Notebook  [x]

2012 Nov - G-Dragon One Of A Kind Bronze & Gold versions [x]

  • G-Dragon One of a Kind Knee Socks [x]
  • G-Dragon One of a Kind Choco Pies [x]
  • G-Dragon One of A Kind Strap for BigBang Lightstick [x]
  • G-Dragon One of A Kind Ring set (Gold) [x]
  • G-Dragon One of A Kind Fan Picket [x]
  • G-Dragon Ring Notebook [x]
  • G-Dragon Leather Tattoo Wristband (white) [X]

2012 Dec  -BigBang Special Final in Dome Memorial [x]

2013 Jan - BigBang 2012 Concert Alive CD: [x]

2013 Jan - BigBang 2012 Concert Alive Tour in Seoul DVD [x]

2013 Feb - BigBang Best Music Video Collection Korea [x]

2013 Mar - Daesung Japanese Album D’scover CD only [X]

2013 Mar - Seungri Kindaichi Case Files Movie [X]

2013 May - BigBang 2013 Concert Alive Galaxy Tour CD: [x]

  • BigBang 2013 Season’s Greeting Calendar [x]
  • Seungri BigBang Alive Tour Cable Winder  [X]

2013 Jul - BigBang 2012 Concert Alive World Tour DVD: [x]

2013 Jul - BigBang 2012 Concert Alive Final in Seoul DVD [X]

2013 Jul - BigBang Best Music Video Making Collect. Korea: [x]

2013 Aug - Seungri Let’s Talk About Love Red & Orange [x]

  • Seungri Let’s Talk About Love Tote Bag [X]
  • Seungri Let’s Talk About Love Pouch [x]
  • Seungri Let’s Talk About Love Artwork [x]
  • Seungri Let’s Talk About Love Aroma Lamp [x]
  • Seungri 2013 Record Footprints Photobook [x]

2013 Sept - G-Dragon COUP D’ETAT red version [x]

2013 Oct - Seungri Lets Talk About Love Japn Cd/DVD [o][x]

  • Seungri Esquire Magazine [x]
  • Seungri Magazine Clippings - Cross Magazine [X]
  • Seungri Magazine Clippings - Cooking/Recipes [x]
  • Seungri Magazine Clippings - Vanity Mix [X]
  • Seungri Magazine Clippings - Various [x]
  • Seungri Magazine Clippings - ?? from Japan [x]
  • Seungri Magazine Clippings - Mini [X]

2013 Nov - G-Dragon COUP D’ETAT Japan CD/DVD [x]

2013 Nov - T.o.p The Commitment Special Photobook [x]

2013 Dec - G-Dragon COUP D’ETAT collection Korea version [x]

2013 Dec - T.o.p Special Edition Doom Dada Korea [x]

2014 Jan - Official Lightstick version 4 [X]

2014 Feb - GD 2013 World Tour OoaK Final Seoul (Taiwan) [X]

2014 Mar - BigBang 2013-2014 Japan Dome Tour DVD  [X]

2014 Mar - T.o.p Doom Dada CD/DVD Japan [X]

  • BigBang 2014 Stamps + Postcard Set - Korea [x] [o]
  • BigBang Swarovksi Vip Crown Hairband [x]
  • BigBang x Krunk Stuffed Bear - Japan [x]
  • BigBang X Krunk Clear Folder - Seungri [X]
  • BIGBANG Gel Ink Pens [x]
  • BigBang Book Binding Notebook [x]

2014 April - From Top - Korea Limited Special Ed [x]

2014 May - BigBang 2014 +a in Seoul Concert CD: [X]

  • BIGBANG +α OFFICIAL MUFFLER [x]
  • BIGBANG +α SILK BRACELET [X]
  • BIGBANG +a Fan Picket - Seungri [x]
  • BigBang 2014 Season’s Greeting Calendar [x][o]
  • Seungri Polaroid from Japan Calendar 2014 [x]
  • BigBang X Lawson Goods - Tote Bag [X]
  • BIGBANG YG Bears: Seungri + G-Dragon [X]

2014 June - Taeyang Second Album Rise Deluxe Edition [x]

2014 Jul - Daesung 2nd Japanese Album D’slove cd + dvd [x]

2014 Jul - BigBang 2014 +a Concert Seoul DVD Korea  [x]

2014 Sept - Seungri Japan Drama Yubikoi Kimi ni Okuru - [x]

2014 Nov - Best of BigBang 2006-2014 3cd + 2 dvd Japan [X]

  • BigBang X Krunk Toy Collection [O] [X] [o] [x] [o] [x]
  • BigBang x Krunk Tumbler [x]
  • BigBang 2014 Puzzle Frame [x]
  • BigBang Lucky Box (2014) [x]

2014 Dec - GD x Taeyang - Good Boy [x]

2015 Feb - BigBang 2014 Japan Event Fantastic Babys DVD [X]

2015 Mar - BigBang 2015 Welcoming Collection DVD Japan

  • Seungri [X]
  • Taeyang [o]

2015 Mar - BigBang 2014-2015 Japan Dome Tour X - DVD [x]

  • 2014 ‘X’ Tour in Japan Vip privilege necklace [x]
  • 2014 ‘X’ Tour in Japan Official Hoodie [X]
  • 2014 ‘X’ Tour in Japan Krunk Bear Hand Mirror [x]
  • Seungri - BigBang 2014 Tour X Eye Mask  [x]
  • Seungri - Dome Tour Merch oversize card [x]

2015  May - BigBang Made Series: M (Black & White) [X]

2015 June - BigBang Made Series: A (Black & White) [X]

2015  July - BigBang Made Series: D (Black & White) [X]

  • BigBang 2015 July Vogue [x]

2015  Aug - BigBang Made Series: E (Black & White) [X]

  • BigBang 2015 August GQ [x]
  • BigBang “MADE” Diffuser - Seungri [X]
  • BigBang “MADE” Reversible Jacket [x]
  • BigBang “Made” Notebook [X]
  • BigBang “Made” Soap Set [x]
  • BigBang “Made” Eco Bag (China Tour Merch) [x]
  • BigBang “MADE” Scarf - (China Tour Merch) [x]
  • BigBang “Made” Art Toy USB - Seungri [X]
  • BigBang Art Toy by Eric So - T.o.P [x]
  • BigBang Art Toy by Eric So - Seungri [X] [O]
  • BigBang Art Toy by Eric So - Daesung [x]
  • BigBang Art Toy by Eric So - Taeyang [X]
  • BigBang Art Toy by Eric So - G-Dragon [x]

2015 Nov -  MADE in Japan Vip Seat Bracelet [X]

2016 Feb - MADE Series - (Deluxe Edition)(Jpn vers) [x]

  • BB World Tour MADE in Seoul (Jpn vers) [X]
  • BB World Tour MADE in Japan (Deluxe) [x]

2016 Mar - BB Welcoming Collection (Japan/Korea) [X]

  • BB MADE Tour Final in Seoul Photobook [x]
  • BB MADE Tour Final in Seoul Chocolate [x]
  • BB Times Magazine- Vol 11[x]

2016 Jun - BB MADE Tour Final in Seoul Live CD [X]

2016 Jul - BB 10 Movie Program Photobook [x]

  • BB World Tour Made in Japan Final (Deluxe) [X]

2016 Aug - BB 10th anniversary light stick (Japan) [x]

  • BigBang Flash Strap - (Japan) T.o.p. vers. [x]
  • BigBang10 - Exhibition A to Z Lmt. Ed. Box [X]
  • BigBang 10 - Coloring Book [x]
  • BigBang 10 - Poscard Set Type 1 [x]

2016 Sep - Dazed Korea 100 x BigBang (Seungri) [x]

2016 Oct - BigBang 10 The Collection: A - Z Photobook [X]

2016 Nov - BigBang10  The Movie DVD (Korea) [x]

2016 Dec - BigBang MADE The Full Album 

  • Daesung [x]
  • Seungri [x]
  • BigBang x Nongfu Spring Tea (GD) [x]

2017 Feb - BigBang MADE (Jpn Deluxe Edition) [X]

2017 Mar - BigBang Welcoming Collection (Japan) [x]

2017 Apr - Daesung - D-Day (cd+dvd) (Japan) [x]

psychic: reads my mind

my mind: On Aug. 30, 2007, Ryan’s 21st birthday, he and his girlfriend at the time, Keltie, went to Pete Wentz’ club in NYC to celebrate Ryan’s big day. Because Ryan was the oldest in Panic!, none of the rest of the band members were of age and were unable to attend the party, so they all flew back to California because on Sept. 1, they would be performing in Seattle. Everything is fine and dandy and Ryan goes home with Keltie afterward, but in the morning, he was gone. According to one fan that was fortunate to get a picture with them, Ryan had flown from NYC to Seattle overnight while Keltie was sleeping. The fan said that they saw Ryan and Brendon in a restaurant together, alone, and also said it was raining when they went to get a picture with them. We know this to be true because Ryan is wearing the exact same outfit he wore to his birthday party – he didn’t even change his clothes. Many people wonder if the popular Panic! at the Disco song, “Northern Downpour” was inspired by this event, Seattle also being one of Ryan’s favorite cities in the world, with lines like, “I missed your skin when you were east, you clicked your heels and wished for me.” Although it could be just pure coincidence – Ryan flying to Seattle to the show two days early, in the middle of the night after his birthday, but it’s considered #ryden lore among fans purely based on how curious it is that Ryan would fly cross country, overnight, to his one and lonely, Brendon Urie.
“One day, we’ll settle in Seattle.” - Ryan Ross’ livejournal, Feb. 6, 2006

psychic: hojly shit

anonymous asked:

Why is Northern Downpour so "Ryden-ish"? Can you explain to me? I get that it's super obvious, but could you perhaps share the more minor details with me? Thanks!

🌜 🌞

BUCKLE UP 

Well to start I want to bring up the overall ‘meaning’ of the song Ryan intended. Ross said to Rolling Stone, April 3, 2008: “It was about touring and girlfriends and love and everything that’s been important to us in the past few years. There’s a line in the song that goes, ‘I know the world’s a broken bone, but melt your headaches, call it home.’ I told Brendon (Urie, lead singer) to pay special attention to that line.” With this in mind I personally believe this song was intended to be written/sung from Brendon’s perspective (or the perspective Ryan would expect Brendon to hold). AND YES I know Ryan Ross DID WRITE this song. Now let’s take a look at the lyrics and tie in some Seattle/Moon&Sun/BushHall theory. 

Keep reading

The Panic! Truth

On Aug. 30, 2007, Ryan’s 21st birthday, he and his girlfriend at the time, Keltie, went to Pete Wentz’ club in NYC to celebrate Ryan’s big day. Because Ryan was the oldest in Panic!, none of the rest of the band members were of age and were unable to attend the party, so they all flew back to California because on Sept. 1, they would be performing in Seattle. Everything is fine and dandy and Ryan goes home with Keltie afterward, but in the morning, he was gone. According to one fan that was fortunate to get a picture with them, Ryan had flown from NYC to Seattle overnight while Keltie was sleeping. The fan said that they saw Ryan and Brendon in a restaurant together, alone, and also said it was raining when they went to get a picture with them. We know this to be true because Ryan is wearing the exact same outfit he wore to his birthday party – he didn’t even change his clothes. Many people wonder if the popular Panic! at the Disco song, “Northern Downpour” was inspired by this event, Seattle also being one of Ryan’s favorite cities in the world, with lines like, “I missed your skin when you were east, you clicked your heels and wished for me.” Although it could be just pure coincidence – Ryan flying to Seattle to the show two days early, in the middle of the night after his birthday, but it’s considered #ryden lore among fans purely based on how curious it is that Ryan would fly cross country, overnight, to his one and lonely, Brendon Urie.
“One day, we’ll settle in Seattle.” - Ryan Ross’ livejournal, Feb. 6, 2006

video game (first release) signs
  • Aries: animal crossing (april 14, 2001)
  • Taurus: minecraft (may 17, 2009)
  • Gemini: watch dogs (may 27, 2014)
  • Cancer: sonic (june 23, 1991)
  • Leo: bioshock (aug 21, 2007)
  • Virgo: super mario bros (sept 13, 1985)
  • Libra: portal (oct 9, 2007)
  • Scorpio: assassin's creed (dec 13, 2007)
  • Sagittarius: final fantasy (dec 18, 1987)
  • Capricorn: warcraft (jan 15, 1994)
  • Aquarius: super smash bros (jan 21, 1999)
  • Pisces: legend of zelda (feb 21, 1986)

A victim of sniper Charles Whitman is placed into a waiting ambulance during the shooting spree at the University of Texas in Austin, Aug. 2, 1966. Until the carnage at Virginia Tech Monday, April 16, 2007, the Aug. 1, 1966, the sniper rampage by Charles Whitman from the Austin school’s landmark 307-foot tower had remained the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history.