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  • Dina Merrill, Heiress Turned Actress Who Grew Up in Trump’s Future Mar-a-Lago Estate, Dies at 93

    05/22/2017 9:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 22, 2017 | Thom Geier
    Dina Merrill, an heiress turned actress who starred in classic movies such as 1960’s “BUtterfield 8” and 1963’s “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” died Monday in East Hampton, N.Y., the New York Times reported. She was 93....
  • Todd Rundgren: If You’re A Trump Supporter, Don’t Come….

    05/19/2017 7:02:31 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 32 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | May 15, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    After my brother comitted suicide, due to drugs, and mental distress, My father would talk to me about those past, good times. One story of his was how Todd Rundgren would come to our house and “jam” with my brother. They had both been in Upper Darby High School at the same time and knew each other. My father always referred to Todd Rundgren, as, “Toddy." ...I’ve heard that Todd Rundgren was or is a creative genius and a rebel pioneer of musical innovation. It’s said that some creative people are closer to their emotions than others. That they enter...
  • The Japanese have shown the ultra-modern luxury train. Photo

    05/14/2017 5:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mice Times Asia ^ | May 14, 2017
    The East Japan Railway company sent to the first journey of the ultramodern train Train Suite Shiki-shima, for which tickets are booked until March next year. Train Train Suite Shiki-shima called “boutique on wheels”. It is designed for only 34 passengers and consists of ten cars, which placed 17 of the compartment, restaurant and lounge. According to The Japan Times, the creation is invested 5 billion yen, equivalent to $44.5 million Train Suite Shiki-shima should be three tourist routes, beginning in Tokyo and passing through the various prefectures of the country. The interiors of the trains was developed by the...
  • Why being a specialty butcher is a hot job right now (Artisanal craftsmen)

    05/12/2017 10:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 12, 2017 | Ryan Vlastelica
    Here’s why some of the economy’s hottest new jobs are as old as time Craft beer makers. “Mixologist” bartenders who have far more up their sleeves than a gin and tonic. Barbers who hark back to a bygone era of style. Butchers who slice and dice their way through entire animals, with a modern focus on sourcing and sustainability. Are these the types of jobs—in fields that have been around for decades, but which have lately taken on a more specialized, artisanal focus—that can power the economy in the coming years? Richard Ocejo may not quite go that far, but...
  • ‘I Don’t Make Movies for Rich Liberal Elites’ - De Niro Defends Fed Arts Spending

    05/09/2017 8:11:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2017 | Mark Judge
    Yeah, he’s talkin’ to Trump...and you. On Monday night during his speech accepting the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award, actor Robert De Niro blasted the Trump administration. "I don't make movies for rich liberal elites,” De Niro said at the event, which took place at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theatre. “We make movies to entertain audiences. Audiences vote by seeing them; critics vote by writing about them; and then posterity takes its time to decide if they’re art - or not.” He continued: I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because of our government’s hostility towards...
  • 12 Millennial Women On Earning Money Through A Side Hustle

    05/09/2017 4:36:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 9, 2017 | Natalia Lusinski
    Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent reported feeling stressed out about money every single day. That's why Bustle launched Grown-A$$ Finances, a series that gets real about what Millennial women are doing with their money, and why — because managing your money should feel empowering, not intimidating. A lot of people have side jobs in addition to their full-time ones,...
  • Pepe the Frog became a hate icon so his creator killed him off

    05/06/2017 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 6, 2017 | Kellen Beck
    Pepe the Frog is dead, killed off by his own creator after he watched Pepe turn from a wholesome meme into a symbol co-opted by neo-Nazis for the alt-right. Pepe was created by cartoonist Matt Furie back in 2006 for his comic Boy's Club, but after everything that has happened to Pepe in the last year (including its official recognition as a symbol of hate by the Anti-Defamation League), Furie put Pepe in a coffin in a page-long strip published today, Comic Book Resources reported. In an essay published by Time in October, Furie wrote about how Pepe was never...
  • Do You Have a Breeder's Guide?

    05/06/2017 2:43:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1937 | The Marx Brothers
    Can't figure out today's Kentucky Derby? This might help. (Sorry about the quality.)
  • Fugue for Tinhorns

    05/06/2017 2:33:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1955 | Frank Loesser
    Once again, it's Derby Day -- one of the highlights of the calendar. It looks like another great race! In honor of the occasion, I am posting this wonderful song from "Guys and Dolls". Enjoy!
  • Citizens of Chicago need “relief” from “visual noise” of Trump Tower Sign

    05/06/2017 7:18:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/17 | Judi McLeod
    One for the books: As sure as private citizen Barack Hussein Obama will lap up all credit should Brigette Marie-Claude Macron’s little boy Emmanuel win France’s presidential election, pigs really do fly. Pigs don’t only fly these days, they sing while in fanciful flight. And the song they sing is “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye,” like when they sang off-key in unison as the health care bill crossed the finish line with the 216 votes needed to pass yesterday. …’All together now, one two, three. Nancy, don’t try to be the loudest voice...
  • On This Date...

    05/05/2017 6:28:53 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    On this date in 1955, a new musical opened on Broadway called "Damn Yankees". I love this song and what it tells us.
  • Stop Eventbrite from fueling the new wave of hate groups!

    05/05/2017 3:28:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 15 replies ^ | 5-5-2017 | Brandi Collins
    Eventbrite ... has a hate group problem. Eventbrite is ... selling tickets to events ... featuring enablers of white supremacy like Milo Yiannopoulos and Richard Spencer. Just this past Saturday, white nationalists hosted a sold-out gala featuring some of the biggest names in the white nationalist movement. ... The event page hosted by Eventbrite even contained a cartoon image of Trump making a hand gesture that is increasingly being used as a white supremacist symbol. ... Eventbrite continues to fail to take action that ensures their platform is not used to spread and fund hate ... they create tangible dangers...
  • The Washington Underworld: A Pictorial Essay

    04/26/2017 7:49:00 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 13 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/26/2017 | PoconoPundit
    Is "swamp" really the best term to describe our Government?  No, it's way too kind. Den of Thieves is closer to the truth -- and that's what I tried to depict. And there are two kinds of Thieves: the small time or mid-range crooks who cheat, commit violence, and go to jail.  Then there are the elite crooks like Hillary who steal millions from an earthquaked-leveled Haiti and shamelessly steal the food from a baby's lips and give the money to themselves and their cronies.  Shakespeare more than 400 years ago described the very same fraud in King Lear: Through...
  • Drones creating thousands of new jobs in Florida

    04/20/2017 5:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Hollenbeck
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Thousands of new jobs are coming to every industry in Florida and it's all because of drones. “I can have fun and I can get paid wooh!” Shawn Morse typically gets that reaction when he sells drones to customers from his TB Drones and Hobby Store on Ulmerton Road. St. Petersburg College professors typically get that reaction too when they introduce students to careers with drones. Nearly every industry from emergency workers to realtors are turning to the high flying contraptions. “The industry is just going to blow up,” explained Program Coordinator Fred Tucker, who coordinates the...
  • Seriously, The Guy Has a Point ('Charging Bull' v. 'Fearless Girl' Statues)

    04/18/2017 12:23:34 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies ^ | April 14, 2017 | Greg Fallis
    I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago. I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue. Recently most of the Fearless Girl discussions have focused on the complaints by Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor who created Charging Bull. He wants Fearless Girl removed, and that boy is taking a metric ton of shit for saying that. Here’s what I said that got me spanked: The guy has a...
  • Glossier Grows: Cult Beauty Brand To Add 282 Jobs, Move To Bigger HQ (New York City)

    04/14/2017 12:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Forbes ^ | April 13, 2017 | Clare O'Connor
    Glossier, the beauty brand born on the internet, is growing offline, big-time: it's adding 282 new jobs to its current workforce of 61. The startup, led by Forbes Under 30 member Emily Weiss, will also relocate from its Lafayette Street headquarters in New York's Soho to a larger space in nearby 13-floor One Soho Square, where they've taken a whole floor. The news was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, of all people: the state's economic development agency is funding the expansion with $3 million in performance-based tax credits. Glossier wouldn't be drawn on what sorts of roles these...
  • They/Them Project celebrates, demystifies non-binary gender through photography, video

    04/13/2017 6:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Column ^ | April 13, 2017 | Cassandra Snow
    There have been some powerful photography series’ in the LGBTQ+ arts community over the last couple of years that beautifully capture an individual’s identity and struggle coming into that identity in every single shot. The Identity Project is one such project, which is a photo series that allows people to discuss the labels they ascribe to their identity as part of the prep for the photos themselves. Then, of course, there’s Leland Bobbé and his famed Half-Drag series that takes headshots of drag queens with half of their face in drag and half without, capturing the split and synthesis of...
  • Melania Trump wins damages from Daily Mail publisher

    04/12/2017 11:53:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    News24 ^ | April 12, 2017
    London - US first lady Melania Trump has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper for reporting rumours about her time as a model, the two parties in the lawsuit said on Wednesday. Trump sued the Daily Mail in Britain and Mail Online in the United States over an August 2016 article, which ran under the headline "Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife's past that could derail Trump". The first lady's attorneys argued that the report damaged her ability to build businesses based on her status as a well-known figure and "successful...
  • Steve Perry (Of Journey) Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (4-7-17)

    04/07/2017 1:17:50 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 23 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 4-7-17 | RandallFlagg
    He ranks No. 76 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey on April 7, 2017.
  • The 15th-Century Monk Who Crowdsourced a Map of the World

    04/04/2017 9:10:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 3, 2017 | Adam Kessler
    Detail from Fra Mauro's map, a work of unprecedented thoroughness and accuracy. PUBLIC DOMAIN If you had landed in Venice during the mid-15th century, you might have been accosted by a monk with a prominent nose and baggy, smurf-like hat. Ignoring your exhaustion and atrocious body odor after a long sea journey, he would have dragged you to a nearby tavern and cross-examined you about your travels. What was the weather like? What kind of precious gems were mined? What animals did you encounter, and how many heads did they have?The monk was Fra Mauro, a 15th-century version of Google...