Nirvana In A Major Key Makes Your Angsty Adolesence Feel Like A Lie

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Even if you couldn’t quite understand what the hell he was talking about or even saying, you knew Kurt Cobain spoke to you.

His melancholy demanded to be entertained, as he seemingly lacked the energy to even play his own guitar. Mixed with Dave Grohl’s violent drum mashing, the sound captured how you felt as an angst-ridden, emotional and misunderstood teenager who just wanted to fit in and be left alone. It all made perfect sense – if only your parents, teachers and friends would listen! – but it was too hard to find, oh well, whatever, never mind.

It doesn’t matter now, anyway. You grew up and your angst is just a fond memory, with Nevermind kickstarting the mixtape that was the soundtrack of your adolescence. That is until some asshole on Vimeo recorded it in a major key and now your world is shook and you can’t figure out why you don’t hate the new pop punk version!

The asshole in question is Sleep Good, a pop punk band from La Jolla, CA who woke up one day and decided to fuck with us all, apparently.

Despite what has been written, Sleep Good didn’t just quickly auto-tune the grunge classic. In a comment under their video of the appropriately and ironically named Nirvirna Teen Sprite, Sleep Good explained, “I just used the original vocals and drums then re-recorded all the other parts using different chords. Then I pitched the vocals to be in the new key.”

Non-music nerds probably have no idea what the hell that means. But after hearing the remixed song, it’s clear that nothing means anything anymore! Maybe your teenage years weren’t the misery you remember. Maybe you actually enjoyed high school, had lots of friends, loving parents, and a guidance counselor who wasn’t just going through the motions. Maybe you were the worst at what you do best. And for this gift, you feel <hashtag> blessed. Yeah!

As soon as the video was posted, the debate began. Some people loved it and some hated it.

Some people hated that they loved it.

Other people just tried to make sense of the whole damn thing.

Whatever you think about Nirvana Teen Sprite, your adolescence will never be the same again. But if you ever feel stupid and contagious, just remember that with the lights out it’s less dangerous!

Father and Son Escape Burning Truck in the Nick of Time

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19-year old Minnesota man Kobe Sammons drove 500 miles to visit his family in Nebraska. When he arrived he told to his father, Jeremy, that his ride just wasn’t running right. So his dad hopped in the truck and the two went for a drive in hopes of discovering what the problem was.

A short while later they pulled over when Jeremy noticed smoke had entered the cabin of the truck. The smoke quickly turned to heat and it became apparent the engine compartment was on fire.

That’s when both men attempted to open their doors but they would not unlock.

The father wondered if this would be their final moments together.

“I told him he would have to break the glass or kick the door open. I couldn’t help him.” the elder Sammons told News Channel Nebraska.

But eventually Kobe was able to kick the door open.

“It was in those moments. Just when it had to open, the door opened.” Kobe’s dad said.

By the time firefighters arrived the truck was completely engulfed in flames. Authorities on the scene considered that the fire may have caused the doors’ unlocking mechanism to malfunction.

The truck can easily be replaced, the important thing is that this father and son duo escaped unharmed.

75-Year-Old Volunteer Literally Takes Catnaps at Animal Shelter

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If you’re a cat lover you’ll probably agree that 75-year-old Wisconsinite Terry Lauerman is living the dream. He spends most days volunteering at his local animal shelter snoozing with cats.

Lauerman begins his day at Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary where he brushes any cat that needs it, then ends up catching a few z’s with his feline friends. The cats and staff at the shelter love the service Lauerman provides and so do thousands of others because of a viral Facebook post about him.

Elizabeth Feldhausen, the founder of Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary, told The Huffington Post that Lauerman never signed up to be a volunteer but just showed up one day, armed with a cat brush and dream to help some kitties.

“He just walked in and started brushing,” Feldhausen said. “So eventually we told him he was an official volunteer and had him fill out our volunteer form.”

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Safe Haven is a cage-free, no-kill shelter aimed at rehabilitating cats with special needs who would likely be euthanized elsewhere. Feldhausen says Lauerman usually comes in for about three hours every day—he’ll start by brushing a cat but usually ends up dozing off.

“He sleeps for about an hour, then he’ll wake up and switch cats,”

The cats aren’t the only ones benefitting from his visits, though. “He said, [the brushing is] as great of an experience for him, as it is for them,” said Feldhausen.

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The post about Lauerman has received tons of positive attention and according to Feldhausen, they’ve received about $20,000 in donations since the post went viral.

While Lauerman is happy to have brought so much attention to Safe Haven, he wants people to know that there are plenty of other volunteers that put in hours of hard work to make sure the cats are loved and cared for.

Unlike them, however, Lauerman can do it in his sleep.

Father Figures: So Be It

“My money is tight living here in Silicon Valley.

My daughters are both really smart and take advanced classes, which takes a shit load of money for tests, materials and such. I too play the ‘money is tight’ card around holidays and birthdays, but I work my ass off and find side jobs. As many as I can to make sure they have the best day possible on those special occasions.

If that means not buying myself anything for the rest of my life, so be it.

They always come first, and I believe they will appreciate the struggles later on in life, and they’ll be better off for it.”

– Mauro Hernandez

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Dad’s Panoramic Photo of Daughter Goes Horribly Wrong and Viral

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With new phones constantly boasting advancements in camera technology, it’s no wonder some people have trouble keeping up—dads in particular.

Just ask 21-year-old Twitter user Simran. She recently came to terms with the fact that her father is a bit more technologically-challenged than she realized.

Here’s how Simran appears when she’s directing the photo shoot:

While on vacation her dad attempted to snap a unique picture of her. He insisted on trying out his iPhone X’s panoramic photo mode. As you probably expect, the photo didn’t turn out quite as planned.

“My dad told me to stand by the apples because he said he discovered a new way to take pano pics vertically,” Simran told Mashable. “I agreed to it and this was the result.”

“When he saw them he said ‘they look great’ and then I saw them and completely lost it. I mean, are you kidding me? I look like an Alien,” she said.

A number of people chimed in and made fun comparisons to some pretty unflattering images.

Clearly, Simran has been a good sport and we commend her dad for a bold attempt at harnessing advanced photo technology. But perhaps he should stick with the old fashioned point-and-shoot method from now on?