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Celebrate The Taco Shop by Old El Paso on 2.22.22uesday
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The deuces are wild on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. The 22nd day of the second month of the year 2022 is a Tuesday, the second day of the week. Americans everywhere are celebrating the historic day by enjoying Tuesday’s official meal, the taco.

The next time this incredible occurrence will happen is in the year 4022.

The LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) is having a big Taco 2.22.22uesday celebration by hosting the foundation’s I PROMISE families in Akron Ohio, at the first-ever restaurant featuring meals from Old El Paso, aptly named “The Taco Shop by Old El Paso.” The fast-casual dining establishment is located in LJFF’s new multi-use facility, House Three Thirty, which provides resources designed to change the trajectory for I PROMISE families and serve the entire Akron, Ohio community.

It may be the Ultimate Taco Tuesday, but House Three Thirty’s Taco Shop by Old El Paso is about so much more than just tacos.

In addition to delicious food, the fast-casual restaurant, sponsored by Old El Paso, offers much-needed space for family-led programming and hands-on job training, including food preparation, customer service, teamwork, time management, culinary best practices, and experience in a kitchen with state-of-the-art technology.

As part of House Three Thirty’s unique community model, The Taco Shop by Old El Paso will employ students and adults from the I PROMISE program so they can gain valuable work experience that will help propel them to future job opportunities.

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“We are thrilled to continue the collaboration with LJFF to create a safe space for families in Akron to spend time with each other because we know that special moments can be had while enjoying good food,” Maria Jaramillo, General Mills Business Unit Director for Mexican & Baking, said in a statement.

Everyone loves Old El Paso’s food, but now the people of Akron and beyond can sit down and enjoy its delicious Tex-Mex flavors prepared in a fast-casual setting designed to bring families together for some real quality time.

The Taco Shop will feature a wide variety of tacos—including the LJFF’s favorite, the Chili Lime Grilled Skirt Steak Taco— as well as burritos, quesadillas, and even desserts, like flan, churros, and sopapillas, all created with Old El Paso ingredients inspired by the taco dishes created in the James household.

The Taco Shop by Old El Paso’s Taco 2.22.22uesday celebrations aren’t limited to the I PROMISE families, as you can enjoy the delicious flavors of Old El Paso at home. To commemorate the creation of its first Taco Shop, on Taco 2.22.22uesday Old El Paso is giving fans nationwide a chance to host a James family-inspired taco night, featuring taco party favors, and LJFF jersey apron, portable speaker, Old El Paso products, and more.

To enter to win a taco kit, go to oldelpaso.com/taco-22222uesday-sweepstakes . Submissions must be made by Monday, February 28, 2022.

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Old El Paso and LJFF have a long-standing partnership committed to bringing families together for taco night. Last year, the two worked together to donate Taco Tuesday meal kits to families from the I PROMISE school and others at the start of the pandemic. Old El Paso then became the sponsor of I PROMISE Village Taco meals, donating meals for weekly community dinners, taco Tuesday events, and I PROMISE School monthly Family Feasts. The Village provides rent-free housing to families experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, or other unforeseen circumstances.

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

Noe Hernandez and Maria Carrillo, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, California.

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It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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Brando was a shoo-in for Best Actor at the 1973 Academy Awards, so the actor decided to use the opportunity to make an important point about Native American representation in Hollywood.

Instead of attending the ceremony, he sent Sacheen Littlefeather, a Yaqui and Apache actress and activist, dressed in traditional clothing, to talk about the injustices faced by Native Americans.

She explained that Brando "very regretfully cannot accept this generous award, the reasons for this being … the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee."

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