Awesome Life Lessons as Taught by Grey’s Anatomy

No one would normally think that movies or series could have a significant impact on someone’s life but more often than not they do create feelings or bring drama to light that we have forgotten. Moreover, some very well created shows can have an impact few of us expected: that of being a learning tool. Indeed, there are some series that have been educational (apart from medical series or survival series where Bear Grills has shown us the key to mastering proper hydration through pee). And one of those series has been Grey’s Anatomy. We would like to show you exactly why:

  • Because it has shown us the importance of taking life into our own hands and not missing out on opportunities. Remember, in life, it is the things we don’t do that cause regret and not the things we did wrong.

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  • There is nothing wrong with you. Accept that you are different and start loving yourself to death. It matters.

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  • Being sane is very important. And taking care of your own mental health is just as important. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should have butterflies and sunshine around you at all times.

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  • Friendship counts, a lot. It’s the one thing that actually makes everything worthwhile, knowing that there is someone to share the burden with.

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  • It’s important to let things to, and sometimes, dealing with problems may be simply done by dancing. Yes, Grey’s Anatomy showed us that we can all dance it out.

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  • People are seldom what they seem. Not everyone is cold and robotic. But when someone is, deal with it.

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  • The show also has amazing men related lessons in it. Of course, they are not what you would expect, but Christina does have a clue about what she’s talking about.

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  • Describing a true friendship may require special words so as to completely portray the deep and unique feelings someone has for each other. However, if I were describing my friendship, I would certainly quote Christina Yang. She nailed it.

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  • Make place for romance in your life- but also be prepared to receive it once it arrives.

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  • The show also redefined many of our previous concepts, like love and how it occurs between the most different of people, or in this case something as mundane as intimacy. Their definition does hit it out of the park.

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  • We are never alone- with our fears or pleasures and whenever you feel like giving up remember there are so many people wanting to give up as well. Knowing you aren’t the only crazy person in the room gives you the drive to keep going when you feel you want to call it quits.

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  • Healthy food choices have also been attempted by the show. Addison, for instance, has a foolproof method of rationalizing cake eating.

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  • Beauty is not only fleeting but superficial. Remember everyone, it’s what’s on the inside that counts so cherish your minds and souls rather than your bodies. Also, consider those who see you for who you are and not how you look.

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  • All is fair in love and war. And everywhere in between. Fight to the nails for what you want to achieve and never back down.

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  • Last but not least, the series has shown us, if anything, how love is supposed to feel like. How it takes you on this roller-coaster ride from hell when you’re up and then down and then right back up again so fast that it makes your head spin and by the time you’ve reached the end of the ride and can understand what has happened, you want to ride it all over again.

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The Reasons Why We Miss House MD. – Gif Edition

The series may have come to an end but that doesn’t mean that fans everywhere don’t miss their favorite maverick doctor. Everyone who has watched the series instantly fell in love (or hate) with the brutally honest dr. Gregory House- an untypical doctor, with the bedside manners of a truck driver/addict and the tact and diplomacy of a tsunami. Hell bent on pushing everyone around him to their limits, he is tolerated in the hospital where he runs the diagnostics department only because of his brilliant deductive skills and diagnostic accomplishments.

But without further ado, let’s re-visit some of the best House moments and remember exactly why this obnoxious character crawled under our skins the way that he did: We could always count on House to be serious in times that required respect and concentration. 1In his office, House would go through important cases, discuss treatment options, research the newest medical information and consult textbooks. Just kidding. He never, for a second tried to act serious. tumblr_ma4utkE8fN1ry937io1_250 Not even Wilson’s office was exempt from House’s nonsense. 2 The sarcastic comments. 3 4 And the snide remarks. 5 6 The House-Wilson Bromance. 9 8 7 Even their awkward break ups are hilarious. 11 12 13 14

  1. Or the way they interfere with each-other’s sex lives and relationships:

15 16 Their friendly (or not so friendly) hugs: 17 The evil stares: 18 And unreciprocated fist-bumps: 19 Cook-offs and other household activities: 21 That time when House went through a house-wife phase and began cooking. 22 Chase, oh dear Lord, Chase. 23

Talking about weird relationships, House and Cuddy were something else!

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We all have to agree that no one could dislike House when he was being a total jerk. In fact, he was much more appealing when he was.

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Especially when he was being disrespectful to Cuddy. 29House would always have the perfect answer for each circumstance. If not, he would instantly save the situation by doing what he does best. Being himself:

31 Viewers also enjoyed the excellent medical information and the unique cases presented on the show. Not only this, but experimental procedures and state-of the art techniques were also focused on so as to keep the show fresh and interesting. 32 To these experimental procedures, it’s only logical that Cuddy, as the dean of Medicine at Princeton Plainsboro would have a good answer: 33 Thirteen. 34 Cameron 35 We had to count Thirteen again. A woman so stunning deserves all the spotlight.36 37 38 The way he dances. 39 And how he treats his employees: 41Also, let’s not forget the moments when he tries to be evil but ends up acting like a spoiled child. 42His mind-blowing epiphanies: 43The fact that he has the attention span of a 5 year old. 44

  • Dr. House is without a doubt one of the most delicious characters that we have seen in a long time. Who doesn’t love that cynical prick who says things as he sees them and mentally tortures everyone around him? The great thing about him though is the fact, that deep down, he is a good guy. He may not care about many things, but he does his job well, ultimately helps his co-workers and friends, and manages to make Cuddy happy.
  • The list could become endless, but instead of that, we’ll leave you in the company of some delicious moments this series has brought to us. Enjoy! Youtube Video.

When Disney Goes Wrong: Films with Horrible Origins #1

Disney has undoubtedly produced some of the most cherished and beautiful animations and movies of all time. Little do some people know that it has also produced its fair share of failed films. A few weeks ago we shared the Disney as you’ve Never Seen it Before article where we discussed about strange and controversial animations, but did you know that even the most popular ones (like Aladdin and Cinderella) have truly horrific stories behind their origins? As a matter of fact, the stories that children love so much all started from cannibalism, torture, and even rape. Many people think that Disney improved them to make them accessible and enjoyable to the general public, while other think that they did not do the stories justice. Here are three horrible origins stories for your most beloved Disney movies:

Dismemberment in Aladdin

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I don’t know what your favorite Disney movie was, but mine was Lion King, followed closely by Aladdin. Much was my surprise when I found out that the film involves dismemberment. It was originally called Cassim Gets Dismemberment. In case you didn’t know, Cassim is Aladdin’s father and the king of Thieves. In the original story, he gives up his gang of forty thieves to attend Aladdin’s and Jasmine’s wedding. Cassim is Ali Baba’s brother.

He finds out the secret password for entering the treasure trove, but in his excitement he forgets them on the way out of the cave. He is killed by the band of thieves, and his body is divided into many portions, outside the opening of the cave. The rest of the story is about how Ali Baba tries to sow his brother’s pieces to make it look like he died of natural causes, and how the members of the thieves’ gang get killed.

Pocahontas Raped and Killed

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Remember the exotic, beautiful and hot-blooded young woman who fell in love with the Smith? Apparently she was a lot younger than we thought. The entire story is nothing but a falsified account of the English history in the Virginia Colony. During that time, the so-called indigenous princess was only 10 years old. When Smith was captured by the tribe, he was treated kindly, and it was only 7 years later that he fabricated the story about him being rescued by Pocahontas.

When the princess turned 17 she was kidnapped, held as randsom, beaten and raped repeatedly and then sold off to an English tobacco farmer named John Rolfe. Obviously, she was also impregnated, converted to Christianity (and baptized Rebecca). She became the symbol of the tamed Virginia savage. Pocahontas died when she was only 22. Official sources say that the “cause of death was uncertain”, but in The True Story of Pocahontas, The Other Side of History, arguments of her murder are made.

The Little Mermaid Killed the Prince

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Here’s another twist to a story that so many children love. Hans Christian Andersen’s story is a little different from how Disney decided to present it. Apparently, the protagonist had her tongue cut out and was forced to live in horrific pain because her feet would bleed endlessly. Of course, the prince didn’t care much for that, so he soon married another woman. The little mermaid had a choice: to kill the prince and return to her former self, or throw herself into the ocean. In the end she commits suicide. But there is more to the story than what Hans Christian Andersen says.

According to a tale called Undine, by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, a knight married a water spirit who received a human soul. Trouble is soon to follow, and the knight falls in love with Bertilda, Undine’s half-sister. To protect the two, Undine throws herself into a raging river. The trouble is that the knight marries Bertilda, which is a big no-no for water spirits. Undine is forced by her water spirit relative to take her nixie form and kill her ex-husband. After he is buried, she transforms into a tiny stream that circles his grave.

Three Disney Fairytales with Horrific Origins #2

We recently published an article about the Disney fairytales that enchanted your childhood and the true stories that lie behind them. As you’ve surely seen, the true fairytale that served as inspiration for each Disney movie was more realistic (to put it lightly) and presented the situation in a completely different manner than Walt Disney did. Happy endings as we have come to know them were virtually nonexistent in the stories of the Grimm brothers (think of the Little Match Girl). Instead of happily ever after’s, the authors decided to show the events as they would have logically happened. Here are three more stories with similar scary inspiration:

1.     Cinderella

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There are in fact several versions of Cinderella- the Grimm’s version, the Charles Perrault version and the Giambattista Basile version and in each of these versions events unfold differently. Disney decided to base their movie on the Perrault version (which coincidentally plays out almost the same). In the Grimm’s version, the prince covers the palace steps with tar in hope that his love does not flee but when he is left with just her shoe, he goes in search for her.

The two step-sisters of Cinderella, trying to win the prince over cut their toe and their heel so as to fit into the slipper (but the prince notices the blood thanks to Cinderella’s birds). Because of their deceit, the sisters get their eyes pecked out. In Giambattista Basile’s version, however, the story unravels completely different. Cinderella is convinced by her governess to murder her stepmother (by breaking her neck with a large wooden chest). The governess then marries Cinderella’s father and brings her seven daughters along- they all mistreat Cinderella and send her to the kitchen to work as a servant. From here on, the story ends as we all know it.

2.     Sleeping Beauty

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Disney’s 1959 rendition of sleeping beauty was based on the Grimm’s version (the princess pricked her finger and fell in a deep sleep for a hundred years, during which countless men met their slow deaths in the brambles of the briar hedge while trying to “gaze upon” the princess- it is only after the hundred years that the brambles, turning into flowers, allow the prince passage to his princess) but there is another Sleeping Beauty tale which is gruesome. Sun, Moon and Talia was Giambattista Basile’s version and here, the princess is raped during her sleep and gives birth to twins.

One of the babies removes the enchanted splinter that was keeping the princess bewitched and she awakens. Once the queen hears about this, she decides to burn Talia alive, kill the babies and feed them to their father- this does not come to pass thanks to the king saving the day, so the queen dies instead of Talia.

3.     Snow White

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The version we all know is based on the Grimm’s version (which is bloody in itself)- the hunter is ordered to bring the lungs and liver of Snow White but he brings those of a pig instead, and the Queen instantly devours them. She actually tries to kill Snow White three times: by pulling her corset so tight that she passes out, by brushing her hair with a poisoned comb and by poisoning the apple. For her cruelty, the Queen is put to in iron shoes and made to dance until she dies.

The original story however belongs yet again to Giambattista Basile and differs greatly. Snow White is cursed as a baby by a fairy to die before her seventh birthday- so as the girl turns seven, while her mother was combing her hair, it becomes lodged in the girl’s skull. Fearing she had killed her, the mother locks her in one of the caste chambers and gives the key to her brother telling him never to open the door.

His wife finds this key and stumbles across a young woman inside the glass coffin- believing her husband was keeping the girl locked there for sexual pleasures; she breaks the spell when she drags the girl out by the hair. She then cuts her hair, whips her, makes her a slave and beats her daily. As Snow White is sharpening the blade to kill herself, her uncle overhears her and after sending his wife away, he marries Snow off to a rich man.

Indeed, the stories were not so attractive to begin with- so much so that they wouldn’t have received such positive critique by the audience. But now you know how the original stories actually unfolded.

5 Roles that Actors Accepted After their Children Insisted

We have no idea what goes through actor’s heads when they accept a role. Is it money, fame, recognition or simply passion? We may never find out, but we do know one thing. Some actors do not care about these things, they only wish to make their children happy. Did you know that many reputable actors only accepted to play certain roles because they’re family members insisted? We can only thank them, since the vast majority of these performances were amazing. Here are 5 Roles that Actors accepted after their children insisted. 

1. Viggo Mortensen in Lord of the Rings

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Everybody knows that Viggo Mortensen made one hell of an Aragorn. He was so enthralled by his role in the movie that he actually carried his sword around with him on set, all the time. So how is it possible for an actor that is so involved in production to not want to become part of the movie prior to its shooting? Apparently Viggo had no idea what Lord of the Rings was even about, and it was his son who eventually determined him to accept the part. You see, Viggo’s son was a big fan of the books, and he told his father that he should definitely take the part. The next day Viggo flew out to New Zealand.

2. Djimon Hounsou in Guardians of the Galaxy

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The story of Djimon Hounsou and the Guardians of the Galaxy is an interesting one. Although the actor is not very known for roles in movies that you can sit down to and watch with your kids, he decided to accept the role in this movie. He wanted to prove to his son that black people can become superheroes. According to him, his son told him one night he wants to be light-skinned so that he can one day become Spider Man. Hounsou wanted to teach that people of color can also be heroes, so he decided to become Korath the Pursuer.

3. Richard Harris in Harry Potter

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Richard Harris refused the role of Dumbledore a record number of times. He was also one of the top choices to don the beard, and although his performance was widely applauded, he wasn’t very happy to accept the role. This is mainly because he was already a bit old, and his health was failing, so becoming part of seven sequels, and giving up 10 years of his life wasn’t really an option. It was only when his 11-year old granddaughter threatened to not speak with him for the rest of his life that he took the studio up on their offer.

4. Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever

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When Tommy Lee Jones was asked to play the role of Harvey Dent, the Two Faced villain for the first time he politely declined and said that he had no frigging idea who that was. His history of movies would also indicate that he was never a comic-book fan. Nevertheless, when his son found out that he was asked to play the part of his favorite villain in the Batman stories, he coached him on the character and his motivations. Tom Lee Jones was so impressed by his son’s enthusiasm that he decided to accept the part.

5. Frank Langella in Master of the Universe

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Although Frank Langella has had his fair share of successful movies (with roles like Richard Nixon & Archer from Small Soldiers) he stands his ground when referring to his favorite part. Apparently, the role of Skeletor, from Masters of the Universe was the closest to his heart. The movie was a complete fail, expect for Frank’s part, of course. It was Langella’s son who encouraged him to take the part. The actor also declared that he would enjoy every moment of bringing Skeletor to the big screen, and watching the episodes with his kid.  

These were the 5 roles that actors accepted for their children. What do you think?