Man’s Brutal Obituary Goes Viral

(PCM) The obituary penned for Mr. Leslie Ray Charping is receiving quite a bit of attention, but not for the heartfelt or sappy reasons you would imagine. In fact, Charpings obituary is not even one of the more humorous ones that loved ones often create when their relative passes away. Charpings is downright brutal and nasty and it is clear that his family feels little to no remorse in regards to his passing.

Charping died in Galveston, Texas and the following obituary was posted on the Carnes Funeral Home website. It quickly went viral, so much so, that the funeral home website crashed several times throughout the afternoon.

Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping was born in Galveston on November 20, 1942 and passed away January 30, 2017, which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved. Leslie battled with cancer in his latter years and lost his battle, ultimately due to being the horses ass he was known for. He leaves behind 2 relieved children; a son Leslie Roy Charping and daughter, Shiela Smith along with six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers. At a young age. Leslie quickly became a model example of bad parenting combined with mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive. Leslie enlisted to serve in the Navy, but not so much in a brave & patriotic way but more as part of a plea deal to escape sentencing on criminal charges. While enlisted, Leslie was the Navy boxing champion and went on to sufficiently embarrass his family and country by spending the remainder of his service in the Balboa Mental Health Hospital receiving much needed mental healthcare services. Leslie was surprisingly intelligent, however he lacked ambition and motivation to do anything more than being reckless, wasteful, squandering the family savings and fantasizing about get rich quick schemes. Leslie’s hobbies included being abusive to his family, expediting trips to heaven for the beloved family pets and fishing, which he was less skilled with than the previously mentioned. Leslie’s life served no other obvious purpose, he did not contribute to society or serve his community and he possessed no redeeming qualities besides quid witted sarcasm which was amusing during his sober days. With Leslie’s passing he will be missed only for what he rimer did; being a loving husband, father and good friend. No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace and no apologies to the family he tortured. Leslie’s remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until “Ray”, the family donkey’s wood shavings run out. Leslie’s passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all.

As the obituary continues to circulate online several news organizations began to dig a bit deeper to see if the children’s accusations about their father held any water. They were able to dig up Charpings police record and majority line-ups with what his children posted. There has been mixed reaction to the obituary online, as some feel that his children went too far by airing all of their family’s “dirty laundry” out of the world to see, while others praised them for being brave and finally getting the type of release they may have needed after years of abuse and neglect.

Charpings daughter released another statement to ABC 13 Eye Witness News defending the obituary stating:

I wrote my father’s obituary. I loved my father because he was my father and his passing would not have been any less difficult had he been a good father. As someone that ‘hated a liar’, I believe even he would have appreciated the honesty. I apologize to anyone that my father hurt and I felt it would have been offensive to portray him as anything other than who he was. This obituary was intended to help bring closure because not talking about domestic violence doesn’t make it go away!

Thank you to those that have offered sincere condolences, understanding and prayers for our family, your words bring comfort. I am happy for those that simply do not understand, this means you had good parent(s) — please treasure what you have.

Although I appreciate everyone’s concern, it would have been much more appreciated at any time during my childhood. For those being cruel, please remember that you now resemble my father and I would be more than happy to pen your obituary as well.

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Ben & Jerry’s Has An Actual Graveyard For Retired And Failed Flavors

(PCM) If you have ever paid a visit to the popular Vermont ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, website then you may have noticed that they feature a “Flavor Graveyard” on the site that pays homage to the companies many retired and failed flavors from over the years. However, did you know that there is actually a real-life flavor graveyard located at the Ben & Jerry’s factory located in Waterbury, Vermont that you can walk through as well. It is delightfully bizarre!

The flavor graveyard is situated on a hill that overlooks the factory and features granite headstones and witty epitaphs for each dearly departed flavor. According to Ben & Jerry’s website, the physical Flavor Graveyard was erected in 1997 and originally contained just 4 flavors, which only existed in the United States: Dastardly Mash, Economic Crunch, Ethan Almond and Tuskegee Chunk. Since then, the Graveyard has grown to include 35 flavors, including Wavy Gravy, Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie, Dublin Mudslide, Holy Cannoli and many more (mostly) beloved departed flavors .

You may wonder just what is buried underneath the headstones in the Flavor Graveyard. It seems that the folks at Ben & Jerry’s began have a mini funeral service for their departed flavors and a little wooden box containing a pint of the deceased ice cream flavor is placed in the ground. Some of the dearly departed flavors are described as :

1. Schweddy Balls (2011-2011) This ice cream with a name inspired by a famous Saturday Night Live sketch featured vanilla ice cream with a bit of rum, plus fudge-covered rum and malt balls.
2. Wavy Gravy (1991-2001) This caramel and cashew Brazil nut flavor stayed on shelves for eight years. The flavor also featured roasted almonds and a chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl. However, Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyard claims, “Wavy Gravy isn’t dead – he lives in California.”
3. Oh Pear (1997-1997) This short-lived flavor featured an unusual combination flavors: pear ice cream with a tough of almond and a light fudge swirl throughout.
4. Dastardly Mash (1979-1991) This chocolate ice cream with pecans, almonds, chocolate chips, and raisins had a long run. Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyeard attributes its downfall to raisins. “Here the brazen DASTARDLY lies,” it reads, “some say that raisin, caused its demise.”
5. Tuskeegee Chunk (1989-1990) This ice cream seems like it would have been popular — it was simply peanut butter ice cream with chocolate chunks throughout — yet it only stayed on shelves for a year.

 

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore Dead At Age 80

(PCM) It is with great sadness that we have learned actress Mary Tyler Moore has passed away at the age of 80. Moore was reportedly hospitalized early this morning in grave condition and sadly lost her battle later this afternoon.

Moore’s rep has released a statement in regards to her passing saying “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile”

Mary Tyler Moore rose to fame with her role on the 1960’s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” before moving on to star in her own spin-off series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970’s. Moore paved the way for single working women everywhere, as her character on the series was an unmarried working woman who was central focus for the series. She portrayed TV news producer Mary Richards.

The character was inspiring for women everywhere and has been listed countless times as an influence for many strong females who demanded equality with their male counterparts. In a lot of ways she could be viewed as bringing feminism to the airwaves and carrying the torch for women everywhere to follow.

Moore’s character was not an aggressive feminist, however the elements were all there and over the course of the series she was forced to deal with various issues dealing with feminism. After the “Mary Tyler Moore”  concluded Moore went on earn an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1980’s film “Ordinary People” and recently appeared in the TVLand series “Hot In Cleveland” with her past “The Mary Tyler Moore” co-star Valerie Harper.

Moore was a strong advocate for animal rights and welfare and published her memoir “Growing Up Again: Life, Loves and Oh, yeah Diabetes” in 2009.

Our sincere condolences go out to Mary Tyler Moore’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.

Dead Grandmother Appears In Ceremony Photo

(PCM) A lot of creepy occurrences take place each and every day and many people often take the time to share these strange and unusual stories via sites such as Reddit and more. Such is the paranormal case of Grandma Lori who sadly died before seeing her grandson graduate to become a priest.

There are various theories floating around as to why ghosts appear to linger around our world and one of the most common is that they have some sort of unfinished business or situation. When people talk about being haunted by a ghost it is usually scary in nature, however in the case of Grandma Lori, her reason for sticking around is apparently to show pride in her family.

Lori

Grandma Lori was diagnosed with a terminal illness just before her grandson was able to complete his studies to join the priesthood. She told him she wanted to live long enough to see him become a priest, however sadly she passed away a mere two weeks prior to the ceremony.

The family took tons of photos at ceremony which was of course bittersweet due to Grandma Lori’s recent passing. When looking through the photographs after the ceremony the family was shocked to discover a figure that appears to be Grandma Lori proudly standing behind a bouquet of flowers in the church, watching on as her grandson completes the ceremony.

Photo taken at priesthood ceremony.

Once shared the story of Grandma Lori has gone viral. Do you think it is an optical illusion or did Grandma Lori make an appearance at the ceremony from beyond the grave?  Let us know what you think!

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Mans Theory About What Happens When We Die Is Stirring Up A Huge Debate

(PCM) The mystery of what exactly happens when we die has plagued humankind since as far back as we can recall. Religious followers will explain that the soul gets transported directly to heaven, while non-religious types will sometimes say that absolutely nothing happens at all. Others believe in various types of reincarnation where our soul returns to Earth immediately inhabited in a different body to begin the process of life all over again.

There have been countless books, films and TV programs created about this particular subject and it is one that is always highly debated even to this very day. One man in particular has revealed his theory about what happens after we die and the internet is quickly becoming obsessed. A young man named Samuel Murray, who people are beginning to call a prophet, posted his thoughts on the subject via Facebook and then quickly went viral.

Murray’s post read:

What if when we die the light at the end of the tunnel is the light to another hospital room, there we are born and the only reason you come out crying is because you remember everything from your past life and you’re crying at the fact that you died and lost everything, as you grow you start to forget your past life and focus on the life you have now, but patches of memory stay behind and that memory causes deja vu. Think ’bout that for a second..

Murray’s posting was shared over 133,000 times with majority of people leaving comments that their minds had been blown and they found his words to be incredibly profound. Other comments were not so supportive, as some claimed all Murray was really doing was explaining the basic definition of reincarnation and others went for complete logic saying if Murray’s theory were true than the world’s population would stay the same as we would be constantly reincarnating to replace ourselves and no new lives would be created.

What do you think of Murray’s theory?  What do you think happens when we die?

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Remembering The Irreplaceable David Bowie Ten Things You Might Not Know

(PCM) It’s been a year since the world lost a great man in Mr. David Bowie. Mr. Bowie was a worldly enigmatic chap. He was an amazing musician, an innovator, and an actor just to name a few. We look back at ten things you may or may not know about the late singer.

  1. Rock guitarist Peter Frampton was Bowie’s friend at school – his dad was head of the art department. He’s gone on to play guitar with Bowie many times during his career.
  2. On Jun. 19, 2004, David Bowie was playing for a crowd of around 7,500 at the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo, Norway. Due to circumstances that remain mysterious, a lollipop flew from the crowd to the stage area, miraculously landing and lodging into the performer’s left eye. The singer stayed on stage after help from an assistant. He ended up playing an incredible 27 songs. He remained on the stage for over two hours and 20 minutes.
  3. He started playing the saxophone when he was 12 years old.
  4. He later changed his name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Monkee Davy Jones.
  5. He released his debut album, the self-titled David Bowie, in 1967 after playing in a host of pub and club bands.
  6. Bowie’s first hit in the UK – 1969’s Space Oddity – was used by the BBC in its coverage of the moon landing.
  7. David Bowie’s first US number one was his single Fame in 1975. It was co-written by John Lennon and features the former Beatle on backing vocals.
  8. In the 1986 Jim Henson movie Labyrinth, Bowie plays Jareth The Goblin King.
  9. Bing Crosby recorded his last-ever single with David Bowie. Their duet version of The Little Drummer Boy was recorded for Christmas 1977. It was a hit five years later.
  10. His hit Ziggy Stardust is about Vince Taylor, who wrote Brand New Cadillac – later covered by The Clash.

David Bowie will be sadly missed, but he left us enough material to fill a spaceship. Rest Easy STAR MAN.

 

 

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