Recently, The Beach Boys’ Mike Love recently joined forces Full House star John Stamos and Extra host/former Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath for an updated rendition of the surf-rock icons’ 1968 single “Do It Again.” On Wednesday, the trio premiered the official video for their self-described “reincarnation” of the track, directed by Stamos.While Love’s relationship with the rest of his original band, particularly songwriting collaborator Brian Wilson, is publicly contentious, the relationship between these three performers is all love. The clip is a thoroughly satisfying dose of fun-in-the-sun nostalgia, with shots of Love’s younger days singing with the Beach Boys interspersed with a whimsical Love-McGrath-Stamos karaoke montage. Take a few minutes to watch the video (via OfficialMikeLove), and we promise your day will be just a little more light-hearted if you do.“The whole song’s about getting together with old friends and sharing good times and talking about the old times,” Love told Billboard. “The fact that here we are decades later, recreating it with old friends, having a great time – it doesn’t get much more organic and perfect and fantastic than that.” Love also commented on the old-school footage used: “Sometimes it’s embarrassing to see myself with a beard as long as ZZ Top’s or looking like Duck Dynasty or jumping around with my shirt off and rockin’, but, hey, it was the ’60s and the ’70s and it was rock and roll and there’s a whole lot of history there.”As fans of Full House know, the connection between Love and Stamos goes way back, at least as far as the Beach Boys’ guest roles on the show in the 90’s. Love, Stamos, and McGrath performed their “reinvigorated” version of the 60’s tune for a 4th of July TV special in Washington, D.C. for PBS earlier this month.:[h/t – Rolling Stone]
Two Florida men are facing felony charges for allegedly trying to get a captured alligator drunk.Timothy Kepke, 27, of Hobe Sound and Noah Osborne, 22, of Stuart were arrested Oct. 3 and charged with unlawfully taking an alligator.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) reportedly received a complaint in August about Kepke holding an alligator.An alleged video showed Kepke antagonizing the alligator to bite his arm by forcibly feeding it beer, and the reptile reacting in an aggressive manner.Martin County Officers say they went to the suspect’s home on Sept. 17, who identified himself as the person in the video.Kepke told officers Osborne caught the reptile with his bare hands in Palm City on Aug. 26 but later released the gator alive.Kepke also told officers he had had a couple of beers but wasn’t drunk when the incident happened.He listed a female witness who reportedly confirmed the events to police, adding that she believed the alligator bit Kepke because of his actions.The two suspects were taken to the Martin County Jail, where they were later released on bond.
On Thursday, GlobeMed at USC recognized the World Day of Social Justice by educating and inspiring students about the myths on poverty.Tagging · Sophia Nagar, a freshman majoring in theatre, spray paints “laughter” near Tommy Trojan as part of World Day of Social Justice. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojan The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed Feb. 20 as the World Day of Social Justice in 2007. On that day, UN member states support efforts of the international community to eradicate poverty, promote work and employment, gender equality and access to social well-being for all.GlobeMed, a national organization with branches on more than 50 university campuses across the country, partners at USC with Care Net Ghana to support women’s and children’s health and human rights. Each of GlobeMed’s university chapters has an initiative to engage its campus on social justice issues.At USC, a graffiti project pointed out the contrast between a socially just world and the world in which we live. Members of GlobeMed at USC asked students a type of social justice they though everyone should have a right to, and students spray painted their answers on a large board.GlobeMed at USC focused on debunking three myths. The 2014 Gates Annual Letter, published in January by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, described “3 Myths that Block Progress for the Poor.” Club leaders educated about the myths that poor countries are doomed to stay poor, that aid is a big waste and that saving lives leads to overpopulation.By combatting these myths, poor countries have hope for development.As GlobeMed titled its event “Pop That Myth,” each time a student learned a fact, he or she popped a balloon on the side of the board.The goal was to raise awareness about social justice and the question of what everyone deserves in the world.USC GlobeMed member Lucy Ruderman was excited to able to reach out to students not directly affiliated with her program.“I think it’s incredible to have such strong student advocates who genuinely care about bettering the world beyond our campus,” Ruderman said. “It was really cool to be able to engage other students outside of GlobeMed with World Day of Social Justice.”In the future, USC GlobeMed will continue working with Care Net Ghana in a local project to help fund a medical laboratory and an ultrasound scan. The new equipment in the facilities will allow for timely and accurate diagnoses of complicated pregnancies and reduce maternal and infant mortality in the area.Last year, they trained 100 volunteers from 20 villages in the Volta region of Ghana to become community health workers and provide pre- and post-natal maternal and child-care, giving each villager the ability to be a sustainable resource that will transform his or her individual community.GlobeMed member Jennifer Camello noted that the organization reached their goal for the day.“We reached our goal in raising awareness about World Day of Social Justice as well as some social injustice issues surrounding foreign aid,” Camello said.