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Sami Zayn’s first WWE promo against Cesaro, currently a heel who’s haranguing the audience in a variety of languages, May 22 2013 (Thanks to @ayrabmoozlum for helping me with the Arabic transliteration and letting me know it means “You wanna fight?” in a Syrian dialect of Arabic).  

This promo hits me hard for a couple of reasons:

  • First, the sheer delight of having Sami Zayn–well-known for having spoken exactly zero languages fluently in public for over a decade–casually speak three languages in his very first appearance.
  • Second, the most important moment and sentence in this promo, the one that sets the tone for Sami’s character from here on in:  when he smiles at the audience and says “Let’s change this here.”  He could have looked at Cesaro and said “Oh, you don’t speak Arabic?  I’ll change it then.” But instead he addresses the audience, he includes them:  let’s.  With one word he pulls in the crowd, makes them part of something bigger, something better, something kinder–a world where knowing “a bunch of languages” isn’t automatically a bullying heel thing, a world where it’s normal and good to be fluent in Arabic and French.  “Let’s” is Sami’s most powerful word–he uses it at the beginning of his most important promo, after his championship win:  “Let’s talk,” he says. “Let’s talk about what this means.”  He doesn’t talk at the audience, he talks with them.  How effortlessly he gathers us up, how gently he makes us part of a wider, more thoughtful world.
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Hey there every one! To get the ball rolling, I figured one of the first Under-loved Recs is a Hetalia AMV to “I’ve got a dream” from Disney’s Tangled. Made  Femalefonzie on May 22, 2013 this one holds a special spot in my hart for being one of the first things to introduce me to the show, and I think the pictures are pretty well timed with the music to. I hope you enjoy it, and if you can think of any blast from the past that deserve some aftershock, feel free to hit me up! 

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Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour Warm Up - So Right 5.22.13

Live at Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX, May 22, 2013.

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“We’re going to get to know each other pretty well!”  May 22, 2013:  Sami Zayn’s first broadcast entrance (to a politely clapping Full Sail crowd that hasn’t really gotten into the whole “we love the indies” thing yet); first exit; and first words to the WWE Universe.

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May 22, 2010

Three years ago we met on this day. I recall most of that day. How we met in this exact spot. From the moment we spoke to each other I knew that you were someone I wanted to keep in my life. We talked none stop about the southwest how your visits had gone the times you were there. We spoke about wine and how your mother loves wine. Then the breeze was getting cold, we walked for a few minutes I waited outside for you with your bike while you were getting coffee. That afternoon changed so much. And it is not fair that only after a year you were snatched from me from everyone who loves you. I just hope that I had spoken then, when you could hear me. Though things can’t be changed such as changing the fact that I remained silent. I will always love you, because you brought so much joy into my life. I love you.
- El Jac

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” - Unknown

First and only picture with bae taylorswift
I went to the RED tour on may 22 2013, and this year I’m traveling 2,000 miles to see you again!!!!
I love you so much Taylor! Being an international is kind of hard but its so worth it!!! And you being on tumblr is the best thing that could’ve happened to me 😍😍😍😍

Time for another creepypasta from my archive! This one is a shorter one, and it originally appeared on /x/ on May 22, 2013, credited only to Anonymous. Once again, the photograph was taken by me, and did not appear with the original story.

Text is once more identical to the original story, with the exception of some minor grammatical cleanups.

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>Forest Ranger for a large amount of dense wooded forest just north of the US border
>1200
>Just signed on to shift
>Get a call on the radio for a 10-49 (missing person) in my area, last seen wearing a sweatshirt, hiking shorts, and a red backpack. Missing for 2 days now, and was just reported
>Mount up, fuel up, and head out into the area he was last known to be in

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RS: I enjoy asking these questions about shipping (Jaime and Brienne), because it’s absolutely one of the pleasures of fiction. But I worry that it flattens the range of intimacy that is available to human beings. To force it all into a romantic or sexual framework is to deny a lot of human experience. 

GC: Yeah. But at the same time, we wll want to see the impossible actually happen, to see these two extraordinary characters reach that amazing stage. Everyone’s a sucker for some love and romance and whatever that may bring. But with those two? Lord knows. [Laughs] I mean, he couldn’t even say goodbye to her! He just kind of nods and looks at the floor and leaves. If anything, it’s the virgin that’s making great strides. [Laughs]

—  Gwendoline Christie, May 22, 2013 Rolling Stone Interview