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Redditor goes viral after giving Arnold Schwarzeneggar a “fantastic” gift

Published: 3/Sep/2020 1:30

by Theo Salaun

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In a particularly heartwarming internet tale, a Reddit craftsman has gone viral for giving Arnold Schwarzenegger a hand-carved Terminator pipe that the former governor, Mr. Olympia, and film superstar described as “fantastic.”

A Redditor, ‘RadonLab,’ carved a working, wooden Terminator pipe in honor of Arnold’s birthday and posted it to the ‘Damnthatsinteresting’ subreddit. Little did they know, the Terminator actually browses Reddit and noticed the post, leading to him describing the pipe as “beautiful” and “fantastic” before asking if he could buy it. Instead, RadonLab said he’d like to just offer the former governor it as a gift.

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The pipe carved by u/RadonLab for Arnold’s birthday.

While they say that no good deed goes unpunished, this story instead took a positive karmic turn as Arnold refused to receive the gift without giving RadonLab something in return. Like his half-silver pipe, Arnold repaid Radon’s gift with a signed picture of himself, silver-bearded, puffing on the novelty present.

Dissatisfied with simply demonstrating that the handmade pipe actually works for smoking just as well as it does for catching a film icon’s attention, Arnold responded with a simple letter and accompanying signature.

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Mr. Schwarzenegger kept his gratitude markedly concise: “Thank you for the great pipe,” adding on in a Reddit comment that, “I can’t thank you enough!”

This was understandably music to Radon’s ears, as the interaction only grows more wholesome when revealed that they were self-conscious about their art: “You probably made not only my day, but my whole life. Thank you very much, for me it is a real magic to see you with my work! I still don’t believe in it.”

Fortunately, seeing is believing, and now Radon can blissfully tackle future projects knowing that their Schwarzenegger pipe was deeply enjoyed (and, subsequently, exhaled) by its inspiration. Although the entire exchange of gifts happened around a month ago, it was just now brought to social media’s attention by ‘OriginalYoni’ on Twitter, prompting Arnold to once again express his appreciation.

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A couple things stand out about this story. Most notably, it’s nice to know that Reddit is home to both multimillionaires like Schwarzenegger and craftsmen that can make beautiful, yet functional pieces.

Further, we should probably all appreciate that, as it turns out, those two things can converge. If you make something beautiful in honor of a celebrity you like, then maybe that celebrity will see it, ask for it, and, one day, smoke out of it.

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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.