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The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

You May Like Giving, but They Do Not Want Your Money

ILikeGiving.org
(ILikeGiving.org)
Have you seen the short video titled, “I Like Being 98?” It was posted on YouTube back in February of this year but has just now seen some traction. In fact, I Like Giving, the creator of the video, just announced this week that this simple video has hit over two million views with 1.5 of them just from the previous week alone.

The video shares the simple story of 98-year-old Evelyn who went to re-apply for her driver’s license so that she could take her friend to the grocery store. A beautiful story about friendship and giving.

Brad Formsma is the founder of I Like Giving.
Brad Formsma, founder of I Like Giving.
"We are so humbled by the tremendous support we've received for this video,” said Brad Formsma. “We've had people from all across the world reach out to tell us how moved they were by Evelyn's story. We hope this video will continue to inspire others to live a more generous life."

So who exactly is “I Like Giving” and what do they want? Definitely not your money.
“We long for something else,” says the website. “I Like Giving is a non-profit created to inspire a generous world. It serves as a platform for unique storytelling and idea sharing. It believes a generous world is a better world for all of us and wants your action, not your money. Go check out a story today and then go create one of your own.”

Brad Formsma, a successful landscaper heard news about some bikes being stolen in his neighborhood and called for a family meeting on what to do about it. His oldest son suggested purchasing new bikes for that family. A nice gesture, but it didn’t stop there. The Formsma family decided to forgo their planned trip to a water park and use the money toward purchasing a few bikes. The Formsma’s didn’t know this family or even where they lived, but with some research, they found their home and waited for them to come home. While the family spoke broken English, they managed totell them, “I like Bike! I like Bike!” And that was the beginning of I Live…Giving.



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