When Corporal James Bass returned home after a year of deployment in Kuwait, he headed straight for his son Joshua’s elementary school. There, the 8-year-old was gearing up for school picture day, When the moment came to take the photo, Bass quietly jumped into the shot behind Joshua.

It was only when the school photographer showed the little boy his photo that a surprised Joshua turned and jumped into his father’s arms. [via]

It’s like if you had a really great party and your friends videoed it and took some pictures. And then all of a sudden, the next day, people on the street would come up to you and be able to quote something said at the party. It was like, ‘Oh my God, how do you know about that line?’
—  Darren Criss, on public reaction of uploaded AVPM on YouTube. (from Detroit Free Press)

I think Karma’s “it’s all good” mantra was really well executed because you can imagine she probably started saying it to herself not long after Amy left, every time she didn’t have someone to watch a movie with or go shopping with. Every time one of her lifeguard buddies told a joke and she thought “Amy would love that” and couldn’t tell her. Every time she realised she’d been mentally counting down the days til Amy got back.


The Civil War - Was It Not As In the Old Days?

Commentary By Shelby Foote

At the close of Ken Burns’ landmark documentary, The Civil War, Shelby Foote, an american historian interviewed extensively in the films, recounts the words of Barry Benson from the Army of Northern Virginia in 1880, as he reminisces about his experience in the war. Much of the accompanying footage is from a 1938 (Battle of Gettysburg 75th anniversary) Paramount Newsreel.

“In time, even death itself might be abolished; who knows but it may be given to us after this life to meet again in the old quarters, to play chess and draughts, to get up soon to answer the morning role call, to fall in at the tap of the drum for drill and dress parade, and again to hastily don our war gear while the monotonous patter of the long roll summons to battle.
"Who knows but again the old flags, ragged and torn, snapping in the wind, may face each other and flutter, pursuing and pursued, while the cries of victory fill a summer day? And after the battle, then the slain and wounded will arise, and all will meet together under the two flags, all sound and well, and there will be talking and laughter and cheers, and all will say, Did it not seem real? Was it not as in the old days?” - Barry Benson the Army of Northern Virginia

The music is Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar.
PBS released a HD remaster of the documentary in September 2015