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And Now, Some Words About Love From Bernie Parent on This Valentine’s Day

Kyle Scott - February 14, 2013

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Bernie Parent penned his second column for Philly.com today and, of course, he speaks writes the language of love:

It is crucial to keep your relationship healthy and alive. Take note of two things: allow your partner to be their own individual, and realize you are on a two-way highway. The secret is that we all have faults and defects. It is easy to dwell on the faults, but try to program your mind to focus on the good things. I am also a firm believer that friendship is a foundation and a staple in all relationships. You are going to come across issues and bumps in the road. If you have established a friendship and you both have recognized that the greatest substance in a healthy relationship is communication, things tend to work themselves out. If you have good communication, it goes a long way. If you don’t, you will eventually start moving in different directions.

Have fun, laugh, and life will reward you with beautiful experiences.

You don’t always get what you want, but you always get what you attract. What you are attracting is what you are thinking. 

With love this Valentine’s Day,

Bernie Parent

 

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers.

“I Have Many Forrest Gump Qualities” and Other Bits From Jerry Sandusky’s Creepy Love Letters to Boys

Kyle Scott - June 22, 2012

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Warning: ewies ahead.

The Patriot-News – the central PA outlet that has been crushing it with coverage of the Jerry Sandusky story since day one – has transcribed all of "Jer's" love letters to Victim 4 (plus one to a defense witness). 

You can read the full text of all of them here. But here are some parts that deserve calling out:

Letter 1: I know that I have made my share of mistakes.

Letter 2: [in its entirety] Jerry ruins The Platters for you:

Yes, I am a “Great Pretender.” I pretend that I can sing. I pretend about many things. However, I can’t pretend about my feelings and want you to always remember that I care.  

Not always a pretender – “Jer” 

 

Letter 3: Jerry evokes Forrest Gump

As you know, I am very emotional and kind of let everything out. I’m not good at hiding my feelings. I have many “Forrest Gump” qualities and I thought a lot about that more as I was driving home. As you would expect, I cried at that movie. 

 

And signed: 

Always, 

Forrest Jer 

 

Letter 4: This one gets the most uncomfortable:

Jer believes that there will always be something special inside (Victim 4). 

He hopes that it will last, return, if it has left. The players miss him. 

They say, “come back, (Victim 4)!” “Stay with us, (Victim 4)!” Jer would love to have the good times back. The players shout, “be with us to the end!”

Jer would love to hear “Tell me another story, Jer.” Jer may not be worthy, but he needs a “best friend.” It doesn’t look real good. 

Jer understands life and its changes. He’s proud, too proud to beg for a friend, extended family member. The story will end the way (Victim 4) wants it. Jer wants to be there to the end, but that’s (Victim 4)’s call. If (Victim 4) ever needs him, he’ll come. 

Regardless, they have had an experience that others won’t. Jer will not forget and always care!

 

Letter 5: We are!

We’ve been here, made it through some challenges. We want to always be there for you!

With some hope and a lot of caring.

We are,

Jer

 

Letter 6: [in its entirety] A poem to a defense witness:

David,

Thanks for the memory!

Thanks for being so warm and friendly!

Thanks for your special touch!

Thanks for trying so much!

Thanks for being a very best friend!

Thanks for your willingness to care to the end!

Thanks for all you say and do!

Thanks, mostly for just being you.  

Happy birthday, 

Jer 

 

I’m going to go throw up now. BRB.

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This Girl Recorded a Claude Giroux Love Song

Kyle Scott - May 3, 2012

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Slide over, this chick. Claude Giroux has a new super fan, and she has lyricals.

Ever wanted to hear an emo-Dixie Chicks-Sixpence None The Richer-that band who opened for Friends-sounding love song to Claude Giroux?

What’s that, you have?

Well, boy are you in luck!

Last night, Jess Goldey sent us her song, Orange G-Sus, I’d Cook You Grilled Cheeses, and, well, it’s not terrible (my sick mind saw the word cock in there the first time I read it– don’t lie, yours did too).

Goldey, of course, is playing on Giroux’s love for the delicious combination of melted dairy product and crispy bread.

Some lyricals:

The way that you play hockey makes me feel tingly inside

I can only imagine how great it’d feel if you let me call you mine.

Hey G, for what it’s worth, I think you’re way better than Crosby.

‘Cuz he’s a whiny bitch and you’re a real man, not a p

 

So just let me know, we can take it slow.

I’m not tryna be your wife.

But I was kinda hoping you’d be into making out once or twice.

 

Hey Claude Giroux,

Hey Claude Giroux.

Hey Claude Giroux…..

….I wanna date you.

 

The use of I’m not tryna be your wife cracks me up for some reason. Nice work by Jess.

You can download the full song here.