Renadee: Hockey Renegade With A Heart Of Gold

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Hi Burgers,

The next time you go to a hockey game, take renadee along, she’s full of passion and if anyone gets in your face, she’ll protect you. Of course renadee has a soft side too, she’s a romance writer and an artist. A regular renaissance woman, just like all of us in the Cheez community.

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
My user name is simply my first name and the first letter of my last name. Very creative.

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I became a member somewhere around 2004 or 2005. It doesn’t seem that long ago, but time flies when you’re having fun.

What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
I choose my Cheezfrens based on their profiles and their LOL’s. I must find common interests in their profile and they must be FUNNY! It helps also if they’re already friends with some of my other esteemed Cheezfrens.

What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
My favorite site is LOLcats because I love cats and I understand them, to the extent that anyone can.

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What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
Cheezburger is a community of peeps who love to LOL and make other people laugh. If you’re depressed, Cheezburger will make you feel better! I love the comraderie and the way we reach out and help our fellow peeps in times of need.

Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
I have a temper. Yes, really I do. I’m a redhead after all. Mostly I get mad when I see injustice, especially if it’s aimed at me. I once beat up a guy at a hockey game because he slammed his fist into my windshield. I made the evening news.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
When you have those times when I can’t decide what I want to eat, I can always eat a cheezburger. Really, they should be diet staples. I like to put pineapple on mine. Yum!

If you could create a new feature for Cheezburger members to use on our sites what would it be, and why do we need it?
A better way to reference our LOL’s would be great to make it easier to find those we did a while back without having to go page by page by page by page. Also, a ‘delete all’ button for messages.

What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
I am a Christian so I’m involved with church and bible study. I love to write historical romances. The research is fascinating! I’m also a jigsaw puzzle nut–the more pieces, the better I like it.

Where do you often find inspiration for your LOLs?
Human nature is a great source for LOL material. I love to people watch, especially young children who often say hysterically funny things. I’m constantly looking for LOL’s everywhere.

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Do you have any favorite vacation spots? Is there somewhere you’ve never been that you’d like to go?
I love the beach and the mountains. I live in a state blessed with both. I often go up to Washington, DC to visit my best friend since junior high. She lives on the Virginia side. Just got back from spending a week up there.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
If I had a million dollars, what wouldn’t I do. Mostly, I would use it to help those in need. I’m not a material person, so I wouldn’t go on a buying frenzy.

Do you have any animal companions, or have you had any in the past? What is special about them?
Right now, I just have Gus, the Walgreen’s cat. He’s a Maine coon that I rescued a week before last Christmas. He was skinny and emaciated. Now, he’s fat, fluffy, and demanding. He rules the castle with an iron paw.

You mentioned you are interested in doing pet portraits, how long have you been painting? What other things do you like to paint? Are there any kitteh portraits you’ve done that we can see?
I love to paint but unfortunately I’m a slow painter due to my being a perfectionist and detail oriented. I have done several cat paintings of no cats in particular. I’ve also done some landscapes, and currently, I’m working on a portrait of my mother and her twin brother when they were five. So cute!

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An NHL fan! How did you become a fan of the Hurricanes? What’s your favorite thing about hockey? Any “friendly” jibes for other teams?
Actually, I didn’t think I would like hockey at first. My husband got tickets and I just went to appease him. Boy, was I surprised! Hockey is so intense and fast and they play on ice skates! All the other sports are now slow and boring. As for the other teams out there, batten down the hatches, there’s a Cat. 8 Hurricane coming your way!

I love Hockey Cat! Take my money renadee, I must have it!

Have a lovely Labor Day weekend everyone.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Congratulations To VioletD!

Hi Burgers,

It’s recently been brought to my attention that our very own VioletD has just made her 400th Front Page on Cheezburger!

In celebration of this momentous occasion, I made a list of 10 of her many Front Pages demonstrating her excellent command of the lolmaking craft.
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Bravo VioletD and keep on lolling!

If anyone else knows of someone with a similar distinction, or someone that just deserves some headbonks, let me know!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

Burger trophies!
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Vote For Socks, Then Gif-Together

Hi Burgers,

Thanks for helping us pick out our socks! Keep up the good work by checking out the post below. The polls will stay open for a few more days.

In the mean time, it’s been a while since we’ve caught up. Maybe a quick Wednesday Gif-Together?

We’ve just been grinding away at Cheezburger, getting ready for some fun stuff.

Possibly creating a race of cybor-hamster-super-warriors…

What have you all been up to?

Delivering daily dose of silliness.

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A GIF Together?!
With no warning?!

Darn, you caught me so off guard this time!
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Well, I got nothing, so here’s a dancing Fluttershy.

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Let’s Prank the Dog:

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Oh, yeah, GIFs. Well er… Here.

Caught me off guard, good show!
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School has starting and I’m just trying to figure out what comes after six.

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Help Us Pick Out Our Socks

Hi Burgers,

How are your socks? Black probably, or maybe you have those creepy ones with the individual toes? Well, throw them all away! Better yet, give them to your dog as a gift for National Dog Day today, because we’re teaming up with Betabrand to bring you Cheezburger socks!

This is really happening and we need your help! We have six designs and we can’t decide on the final three that will be included with each three-pack purchase.

Head here or click the image above to vote for your favorite designs until September 3. You can vote on as many designs as you like. You do have to create an account with Betabrand, but don’t worry, they will not spam you.

Thanks for voting everyone!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

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National Dog Day Is Tomorrow!

Hi Burgers,

While your cat expects every day to be dedicated to celebrating her grandeur and mystique, your dog is just happy that you come home every day. August 26 is the day we honor the other half of the household fur monster equation and appreciate that little dude who appreciates you like no other.

For every famous Internet cat there is an equal and perhaps not all that opposite Internet Famous dog. I’ve uploaded a bunch of celeb pups into the builder, feel free to check them out, make some captions, Totally Looks Likes or whatever you want and submit them to the site or the blog. I’ll post some stuff up here and we’ll put some good ones on the site too.

Dinky Dog is one of my favorites lately. Who is your favorite Internet dog?

The ladies can’t resist Dinky.

We’d love to see some of your canines too (not your teeth), so send us some captions or gifs or whatever!

I’ve never missed a chance to humble brag about my little guys, and that streak continues. Ben is bravely sporting a 3D printed space helmet here, looking toward new horizons.
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That one’s in the builder too.

Who’s a good boy? All the dogs! Happy NDD (acronyms make things official)!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Welcome To The Gnolex Corporation

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Hi Burgers,

This week’s Featured User has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and watermelon, wants to visit Mars (say hello to JennyBookSeller) and has a mind for computer programming. I’m thinking we’ve got the first interplanetary farming engineer here, a true asset to any colonizing effort. Of course, we want Gnolex to stick around this planet too. He’s a valuable member of the community, and I hear the Internet connections on the Red Planet are pretty dicey.

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
It started years ago when I used to play OpenTTD. I was never good at coming up with names, especially for myself, so I took random name of a creature: gnoll (see above). Since companies often add -ex to name I decided to do the same and created “Gnolex Corporation” (I forgot there was second L in the name). Since then I use “gnolex” as nickname in games and around the internet.

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I started visiting this website somewhere in 2009 I think. I loved Demotivational posters and things like Totally Looks Like. But I was only browsing images and lurking in the comment sections. And then something funny happened. Pony images started to appear, My Little Brony was created and I was very confused. Why would people like cartoon for little girls? I decided to browse MLB and I see what’s going on. People were making funny things about that silly cartoon and I liked that. Few months later I decided to actually watch the show and I loved it. I became actual user in late January 2012 when I created an account and started commenting.

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What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
I like people who are friendly, funny, open minded, tolerant and have a sense of humor. I let other people decide whether they want to be friends with me or not. I think the best way to make a new friend is to look for someone with similar interests in places or websites you know and try to get to know each other. The more compatible your friends are to you the better.

What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
My Little Brony. It’s like second home for me. I visit it every day.

What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
Most people here are friendly and I can always find something funny.

Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
I have a strange obsession with gathering knowledge. I learn a lot. When I was in secondary school I got a small notebook with 192 pages. I put there various things from mathematics, physics, chemistry and other scientific stuff. It took me just about 2 years to fill it. I left one empty page though. I couldn’t decide what to put there. Now that I have access to Internet I can learn even more stuff and it’s really crazy.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
Oh boy, I have no idea. I love eating but I guess it would be kinda boring if I were to eat only one thing. How about watermelons? I could eat them every day.

If you could create a new feature for Cheezburger members to use on our sites what would it be, and why do we need it?
I wish we could be notified when someone replies to our comment. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of replies. I know it might be difficult to implement, but it would make things easier.

What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
I like to play games and make computer programs. I’m learning to draw but I still suck at it. I doubt I will become an artist but I still try because it’s fun.

Where do you often find inspiration for your LOLs?
I like to take a few existing ideas, mix them and try to make something new out of them.

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Do you have any favorite vacation spots? Is there somewhere you’ve never been that you’d like to go?
I prefer to stay at home and relax. I would love to visit Mars one day. It’s not very likely to happen but who knows.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
I have no idea. I would probably buy things I always wanted to have.

Do you have any animal companions, or have you had any in the past? What is special about them?
I have a male cat Rysiek and a female dog Luna. Rysiek is silly and very lazy. Luna is small dog and she barks loudly but she’s a coward. She’s very afraid of heights.

Always good to have a computer tech in our midst. What is your favorite way to utilize your programming skills? What do you like to make?
From the very beginning I wanted to make computer games. I still want to make games. But I rarely come up with good ideas and I’m not good at game design. However, I have a close friend who is a good game designer. Maybe we’ll make something cool together.

How did you first get into MLP and what do you like about the Brony community? Is there a big Brony following in Poland?
I found ponies when My Little Brony was created. What I like about the Brony community the most is the kind of impact bronies had on the Internet. Some people like us, other people hate us, but I think that we, as community, managed to do something cool. There are many Polish Bronies and I know few in real life, but we don’t talk about ponies.

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I really don’t know what else to write or post, so here’s happy dancing Twilight Sparkle.

Nothing wrong with a little dancing to round out the week. Thanks for the great interview Gnolex, and bravo to Bronies everywhere, the Internet truly wouldn’t be the same without you.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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A Summer Babe Works At Cheezburger

Hi Burgers,

You’ll be unsurprised to learn that we only employ rockstars at Cheezburger. At least, that’s what my mom texts me every morning…

Some of us are the real deal though! This young man is Henry Rose, one of our software engineers.

Tech virtuoso by day, ax-man by night. Slap-a-dat bass, man!

Henry’s band is called Summer Babes. Check out their sweet music video featuring tasty grooves and some actual summer babes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XwA99TG-uA

Henry is also the proud human of one of the cutest pups I’ve ever seen. Sandwich is one hell of a muse.
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Next time the site gets a bit wonky, it’s probably because Henry is off melting faces at a Seattle venue (or taking unlimited photos of his dog and showing them to his coworkers).

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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You Can Dump Ice Water On Ben Huh

Hi Burgers,

If you’ve been on the Internet in the last few weeks, you know about the ALS ice bucket challenge. If you’re just arriving, this is essentially where people challenge one another to upend a 5-gallon bucket of ice water over their heads to garner support to fight ALS (otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Everyone from Lady Gaga to Bill Gates has taken part. One of my favorites is Chris Pratt’s.

It was only a matter of time before our very own Ben Huh took up the challenge, but we want to do things a little differently. I’ll let Ben explain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T_yiOMYF94

Donate here to help hunt down Ben and douse him with ice water for ALS.

We will be posting hints regarding Ben’s location here.

Happy hunting everyone!

Cheezburger

 

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The Science Of Happiness

Hi Burgers,

How are you all feeling? Happy, I hope (despite the fact that it’s Monday). Over the weekend I stumbled upon a TED Talk about happiness, which I felt obliged to listen to, since we are in the business of joy here at Cheezburger. If you’re just hanging out, it’s pretty interesting. You can find out about the science of happiness, the keys to creating synthetic contentment (that sounds like a drug, but it’s not) and the detriments of mind wandering…

What was I talking about?

Right! You can even take part in the study of happiness and visit TrackMyHappiness.org to, well, track your happiness.

The program obviously begins and ends with a short interview from 2014s ambassador of happiness (and roofless rooms), Pharrell Williams, who recommends that we simply be appreciative of what we have.

What do you think Burgers, is happiness something that can be studied? What makes you happy? Just remember, if you’re feeling down, it’s probably best to just focus on this:

Cheezburger is advancing the science of happiness each and every day.

We appreciate you (and your weird, weird pets)!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Karlkat Is One Kool Kat

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Hi Burgers,

Alright Yankee fans, this week we’ve got a die hard Red Sox supporter on our hands. Let the banter commence! I’m not sure, but I think we also have our first Featured User who doesn’t like Cheezburgers. We appreciate your uniqueness Karlkat, bravo.

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
Nothing special. My name is Karl. I love cats and thought Karlkat looked cooler than Karlcat!

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I think I discovered the site sometime in 2008. After a while I started to think maybe I could do some of these LOL things. I think I first became a member sometime early in 2009.

What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
Like I say in my profile, I don’t actively search out friends. I guess I don’t have the time or can’t see how folks would be interested! I don’t mean to be anti-social, especially since my Cheezfriends are such incredibly nice and funny people who love furry family members!

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