• Raise your hand if you've ever watched the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (hand raised high). Raise your hand if you've ever caught yourself doing the Carlton dance when you hear Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual" song (hand raised high again).

    So imagine my, and all the other Fresh Prince fans', delight when I saw the below video of Alfonso Ribeiro (who played Carlton on the show) leading what is claimed to be the world's largest simultaneous flash mob. Alfonso and his posse of flash mobbers did the same exact dance, on the same exact day, at the same exact time, in hundreds of cities across the United States and Canada.

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  • I told my daughter we were cooking for the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit, and she replied, “Why don’t they just eat McDonald’s?” I told my sister we were cleaning for the Ronald McDonald House, and she replied, “I hope you don’t have to clean the bathrooms!” They both missed the point.

    The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit is a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized right next door at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. The families can stay for only $10 a night (or free if they can’t afford the $10). RMH also provides free food, laundry and personal care items to all its residents. Some residents stay for only a day or two, while others are there for several months.

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