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  • "Memoirs of a Pine Tree" by Henry Livingston (1792) - illustrated

    12/12/2018 2:01:46 PM PST · by mairdie · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1792 | Henry Livingston
    This prose piece was published by Henry Livingston in the New-York Magazine in February, 1792. It describes the world as seen from the point of view of a pine tree first emerging from its cone. Narrated by Byron Nilsson and illustrated.
  • Mixed reviews reveal critics can't quite agree on 'Aquaman

    12/11/2018 4:40:48 PM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Mashable ^ | December 11, 2018
    Like its hero, it's the kind of film that surveys the strangeness in front of it, flashes a smile, and dives right in. And if it stays in the water a bit too long—well, I'd still come back for a sequel." Critics like Mashable's Angie Han concede that Aquaman isn't without its barnacles, but contend the flick is at least worth the price of admission. Others are denouncing the DC Comics' tentpole as an irrefutable, outright flop. The Jason Momoa and Amber Heard-starring adventure tackles the origin story of the Justice League's trident-wielding hero, taking viewers into the seven kingdoms...
  • "The Recently Discovered Journal of Alexander the Great" by Henry Livingston (1793)

    12/10/2018 12:46:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | February, 1793 | Henry Livingston
    "The Recently Discovered Journal of Alexander the Great" by Henry Livingston, published in the New-York Magazine of February, 1793. Read by Byron Nilsson and illustrated with a wide variety of art and illustration. These stories were in the library of 13 year old Clement Moore, as his father subscribed to the magazine in which Henry published.
  • Melania & Donald Trump ‘Don’t Exchange Gifts’ For Christmas – Here’s How They Celebrate The Holiday

    12/09/2018 9:06:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | December 8, 2018 | Tim McGovern
    Melania Trump feels that Donald Trump is a difficult person to shop for before Christmas! A source close to the Melania told HL EXCLUSIVELY that they often don’t exchange presents at all! Melania Trump and Donald Trump don’t always give each other Christmas gifts, but Melania still has a lot planned for this year’s celebration. A source close to Melania told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY what their family-filled Christmas will end up looking like. “Donald and Melania will be going to Mar-a-Largo again this Christmas, and the whole family will be there to celebrate,” our source told us. “All of Donald’s children,...
  • Roger Waters' Plea Prompts Pink Floyd Tribute Band to Cancel Its Gigs in Israel

    12/09/2018 8:05:38 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Staff
    Last month, a Jewish organisation in Argentina launched a petition urging people across the region to boycott Roger Waters concerts and calling the former Pink Floyd leader "one of the great anti-Semites of our time". Three gigs by UK Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute band dedicated to covering the music of the British rockers, have been cancelled after former lead singer of Pink Floyd Roger Waters urged the musicians not to perform in Israel "in the name of everything human". In a message published on his Facebook page, Waters said, in particular, that he is "aghast to see" that UK...
  • Wood carving supplys

    12/09/2018 5:22:43 AM PST · by mylife · 71 replies
    Hi all, Long story short, I am looking for carving blanks or roughouts. I don't have time to do this stuff from scratch no more. my eyes are weak, my fingers are thin.. the old band saw aint been fired up in a long time and I might lose a finger... Anyhow I am looking for a good source on carving roughouts or blanks, so I don't spend a ton of time on hogging out a hunk of wood on the band saw. I recall a place in Trumbull Co Ohio called Beaver Dam Decoys, I was in their shop...

    12/08/2018 6:45:58 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 5 replies ^ | May 9, 2016 | Discovery Free
    Incredible story of a Veteran that was found on the streets playing the Piano. Someone with a heart helped him. Link only! Have tissue on hand!
  • Golden Globes Nominations: 'Vice' Leads With 6, 'Versace' Tops TV With 4

    12/06/2018 10:23:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 6, 2018
    The 2019 Golden Globes nominations were announced Thursday morning. Vice leads the film nominees with six, followed by The Favourite, Green Book and A Star Is Born with five apiece. On the TV side, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story leads with a total of four Golden Globes nods. Th Golden Globes nominations announcement took place one month before the awards ceremony Jan. 6. Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater announced the 2019 Golden Globes nominees live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Also on hand were Isan Elba, Golden Globe Ambassador; Meher Tatna, HFPA president;...
  • Kevin Hart Confirmed to Host 91st Oscars

    12/04/2018 5:40:30 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 4, 2018 | Scott Feinberg, Borys Kit
    Kevin Host is officially set to host the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. "I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one," the comedian wrote Tuesday afternoon in an Instagram post, adding, "now it's time to rise to the occasion." The star is emceeing the event for the first time. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director. Earlier on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had held talks with the comedian about hosting...
  • Henry Livingston's poetic letter to his brother Beekman, illustrated with old postcards

    12/04/2018 10:25:36 AM PST · by mairdie · 1 replies
    Henry Livingston's poetic letter to his brother Beekman, illustrated with old postcards. Music is "Guardian Angels" from Henry's music manuscript. You can also listen to Henry's letter to his grandson Sidney Breese, July 2, 1820, who became the US Senator from Illinois and Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.
  • Shang-Chi’ Marvel’s First Asian Film Superhero Franchise, Search For Director Of Asian Descent (tr)

    12/03/2018 3:06:33 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 3, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Marvel Studios is fast-tracking Shang-Chi to be its first superhero movie tentpole franchise with an Asian protagonist. The studio has set Chinese-American scribe Dave Callaham to write the screenplay, and Deadline hears Marvel is already looking at a number of Asian and Asian-American directors who want to do something as potentially monumental as was accomplished in Marvel’s first viable Best Picture candidate, Black Panther. That film tied into African and African American cultures and the sensibilities of its nearly all-black cast, with a black director in Ryan Coogler and writer in Joe Robert Cole. The goal here is to do...
  • Bible Ark FOUND: End of Days relic 'smuggled by Jews to Africa' and hidden HERE [Ethiopia]

    12/03/2018 7:33:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | Published 3rd December 2018 | By Henry Holloway
    BIBLE scholars claim to have uncovered the final resting place of the legendary Ark of the Covenant – saying the holy relic was most likely smuggled out of Israel to Africa. _________________________________________________________________ Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration Institute (BASE) claim there is strong evidence that the Old Testament’s ark’s resting place is in Ethiopia. The Ark of the Covenant is one of the most sought after relics from the Bible, being the trunk said to contain the Ten Commandments handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai. It is said the chest is made of wood and covered in gold, containing...
  • Spider-Women, Captain Marvel & Harley Quinn: Females Fly In The Face Of Old Hollywood Perceptions

    12/01/2018 7:48:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 1, 2018 | Geoff Boucher
    Forty years ago the big holiday hit was Superman, Hollywood’s very first superhero blockbuster. Warner Bros marketed the movie by promising the sky to moviegoers: “You’ll believe a man can fly.” Now, four decades later, that promise should be rewritten to reflect a new era of superhero blockbusters: “You better believe a woman can fly, too.” Deadline broke the news this week that Sony is ramping up a Spider-Women film that will feature three female iterations of Marvel’s wall-crawling Spider-Man and a script by Bek Smith. The project joins a growing wave of female superhero projects in the works that...
  • George H W Bush is dead at the very old age of 94

    12/01/2018 6:27:48 AM PST · by HypatiaTaught · 33 replies
    December 1 2018 | Self
    Just one question... What are the odds of being the only man in America who could not remember where he was when JFK was killed AND being so close to assuming the Presidency in 1981 the very same way Lyndon B Johnson acquired the position? Hmmm...
  • "Party of Seven" - original progressive rock, by Yours Truly

    11/30/2018 2:29:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 11/30/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    The images in this video came from an 1861 Japanese book on the history of America. I am not making this up. For a free download of "Party of Seven" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Banned From Cleveland Radio Station Amid ‘Me Too’

    11/30/2018 11:10:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies ^ | Updated: November 30, 2018 | By Jack Phillips
    A radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, stopped playing “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” a song from the 1940s, amid the “Me Too” movement. WDOK Christmas 102.1 said it pulled the song from its around-the-clock rotation of Christmas music this week after a listener complained, Fox8 reported. The song includes a woman singing about leaving a man’s house as he implores her to stay. The woman sings, “I really can’t stay” and he responds with “but baby, it’s cold outside.” “Say, what’s in this drink?” she sings and “I simply must go… the answer is no.” WDOK midday host Desiray told WJW:...
  • Diane English "Murphy Brown fans. We are NOT CANCELED!!!!! "

    11/28/2018 12:27:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Diane English ^ | November 28, 2018
    Murphy Brown fans. We are NOT CANCELED!!!!! Several entertainment sites read a mid season schedule put out by CBS that did not have our show on it and the assumption was made that we were not renewed. Our order, at our request was 13 eps. We look forward to a second season.
  • Margaret Atwood to publish sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

    11/28/2018 7:38:47 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2018 | Ron Charles
    Margaret Atwood is working on a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the most popular and influential feminist novel ever written. Her sequel, titled “The Testaments,” opens 15 years after the conclusion of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and is narrated by three women, according to a statement released by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday on Wednesday. In a note to readers, Atwood wrote, “Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” “The Testaments” will be published on Sept. 10, 2019, with a...
  • Voting Day - A poem

    11/28/2018 5:08:06 AM PST · by vannrox
    eatgrewldog ^ | November 28, 2018 | unattributed
    Voting day Posted on November 28, 2018 Raven Standing on a Gallows with a Swinging Noose on a ... You have lied and betrayed To get your way You sit in power And still get paid But there are footsteps Marching Beat by beat This time On a different street And they are coming Coming for you To cast their vote Around your throat
  • ‘Robin Hood': The Biggest Blockbuster Bomb of 2018

    11/26/2018 1:12:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | November 25, 2018 @ 1:51 PM | Jeremy Fuster
    Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood” is turning out to be this year’s biggest blockbuster bomb, with a $14 million five-day opening against a budget of just under $100 million. This year’s Thanksgiving weekend has provided the most lucrative box office ever. But even with all the record-breaking success, there have been some failures in 2018. Most of those bombs, like Paramount’s “Annihilation” and Fox’s “The Darkest Minds,” have had low-to-mid-level budgets that have reduced how much of a financial hit their studios have taken. With a global launch of just $22.8 million, “Robin Hood” has had the worst start for any film...