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  • ‘Wonder Woman’ Comics Writer Confirms Diana Has ‘Obviously’ Had Relationships With Women

    09/29/2016 4:02:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | September 29, 2016
    “Wonder Woman” just became wonderfully inclusive. In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka discussed the new thematic elements his comic series following the superhuman Diana, including the much talked-about sexual orientation of its titular character. When asked about the subject, Rucka confirmed that his Wonder Woman is, indeed, queer. “When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same-sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he
  • Just a Short Vanity: Jeep commercial (vanity)

    09/28/2016 5:57:11 PM PDT · by lafroste · 31 replies
    me ^ | 9/28/2016 | lafroste
    Just a short vanity: I just saw a very nice patriotic Jeep commercial. I was surprised enough to elicit this vanity. This is a hat tip to Jeep. Very nice commercial. Well done.
  • UW-La Crosse Student 'Very Upset' Over Dorm's Harry Potter Mural

    09/27/2016 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    FOX ^ | 9-26-2016 | Jillian Melchior
    A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm. The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself. The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our...
  • ‘Child pornography’: US photographer’s exhibition in Moscow closes after controversy, protests

    09/26/2016 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    RT ^ | September 26, 2016 | Staff
    An exhibition by US photographer Jock Sturges, best known for his works featuring teenage nudity, has been shut down in Moscow after some protesters blocked the venue and accused the artist of shooting child pornography. Camouflaged men, representing the NGO Officers of Russia, turned up at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography on Sunday afternoon. They blocked the entrance to the building, saying they were going to evaluate the contents of the exhibition for “pedophilic” contents.
  • Russian NGO blocks entrance to Jock Sturges exhibition in Moscow

    09/26/2016 12:44:10 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 12 replies
    TASS ^ | September 25, 15:54
    MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. The Officers of a Russia's non-governmental organization have blocked the entrance to the exhibition of the U.S. photographer Jock Sturges in Moscow in a protest against promoting his works, the organization’s head, and chair of the Public Chamber’s defense commission, Anton Tsvetkov said on Sunday. "If considered in Russia, the works by Jock Sturges could be qualified as a crime." "Right, he could have become famous by good pictures, but remember, this man used to participate in crimes. And he likewise was brought to responsibility also in the United States, though later on was justified. But...
  • 15+ Pics That Prove Cats Can Sleep Purrretty Much Anywhere

    09/24/2016 4:07:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 44 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | Unknown | ​ Šarūnė Mac
    Cats need between 12 and 16 hours of sleep per day, so with all that practice it's no great mystery why cats are experts in the sleep department. Take a look at this list compiled by Bored Panda for example. As you can see, there is literally no place and no position in which a cat cannot sleep. Sink? No problem. Shoe? You got it. In a box? Bring it on! In a wine glass? Sure!
  • The Beatles and the Fat Man: the story behind the photo

    09/22/2016 3:53:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/22/16 | Mike Scott, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    When the Beatles visited New Orleans for their now-legendary City Park concert in September 1964, they had two primary requests. Following the show, they wanted a day off from their grueling 25-concert, 30-day tour, in order to bask in the music of one of America's most soulful cities; and they wanted to meet local musician Fats Domino, one of their major influences. As far as that day off goes, it was scheduled – and then un-scheduled when the band was offered a reported $150,000, which is said to be about six times their normal fee, to add a last-minute concert...
  • Vanity post for" Its a Mad Mad Mad World" TCM tonight

    09/21/2016 3:05:21 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 71 replies
    Turner Classics tonight 8 PM my area Good wholesome entertainment for the entire clan.
  • Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?

    09/19/2016 11:07:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Eugene Delacroix's most famous painting, "Liberty Leading the People," hangs in a revered spot in Paris' Louvre Museum. Inspired by the 1830 Paris Uprising, it has been held up as an embodiment of the French national ethos, and most recently as a justification for the country's controversial burkini ban. But "Liberty Leading the People" may also have been literally painted with people. From at least the 16th century until as late as the early 1900s, a pigment made from mummified human remains appeared on the palettes of European artists, including Delacroix. Painters prized "mummy brown" for its rich, transparent shade....
  • OUR CREATOR AS AN ARTIST Eye Candy from God

    09/18/2016 4:14:02 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 28 replies
    Photos at link Low clouds over a volcano. The world going to sleep. Very interesting patterns. The world wakes up. I want to live here.
  • This 18-Karat Gold Toilet Is Now Open For Public Use

    09/18/2016 12:06:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 16, 2016
    Starting today, the Guggenheim museum in New York City really wants to you to give its solid gold toilet a go. The 18-karat gold, fully-functioning toilet was created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan, and is a part of an exhibit called “America” at the Guggenheim. The exhibit is meant to “remind us of the inescapable physical realities of our shared humanity,” according to the museum’s blog.
  • ‘Birth of the Dragon’ Trailer Finds Young Bruce Lee in the Fight of His Life

    09/18/2016 9:10:00 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    Collider.com ^ | 18SEP2016 | HALEIGH FOUTCH
    The first trailer for the Bruce Lee-inspired martial arts movie Birth of the Dragon has hit the web. Described as an “affectionate nod to the classic Kung Fu films of the 1970s,” Birth of the Dragon dramatizes the true life 1964 fight between Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee (though he hadn’t reached his legendary status at the time) and Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man. A hotly disputed showdown between two expert martial artists, two narratives of the fight have emerged over the decades — Bruce Lee’s version, who claimed he dominated the fight, ending it in three minutes, and...
  • Great Russian Art

    09/16/2016 5:44:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Russia, land of Patriarchs, Mystics and Tzars, is also home to great art. Here's a small sample:The famous Moscow Happy Birthday.Innovative still life, Stuck in the Trunk!The controversial Freedom of Speech.
  • Egad! That face! [Hillary yesterday]

    09/16/2016 5:23:14 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 80 replies
    Stronger Together ^ | 15 September 2016
    Hillary! boarding her plane Thursday. But...those eyes! Those teeth! That...that face!
  • Oldest textile dyed indigo blue found [6200 yrs]

    09/14/2016 8:25:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 09/13/2016 | Staff
    George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the world and the oldest known textile decorated with indigo blue. Credit: Lauren Urana The discovery marks the earliest use of indigo as a dye, a technically challenging color to produce. According to Jeffrey Splitstoser, lead author of a paper on the discovery and assistant research professor of anthropology at the George Washington University, the finding speaks to the sophisticated textile technology ancient Andean people developed 6,200 years ago. "Some of the world's most significant technological achievements were...
  • Behold The Giant $150 Million Public Art 'Vessel' Coming To Hudson Yards

    09/14/2016 8:08:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    gothamist ^ | 14 Sept 2016 | DAVID COLON
    Vessel, the Heatherwick Studio-designed structure that will rise 150 feet over 30th Street in Hudson Yards' public square, was revealed today at a press conference on the West Side. The interior of the ambitious work features 154 interconnected flights of stairs as well as 80 landings where people can pause to make life-changing Instagrams. Vessel, which will be paid for by Hudson Yards developers the Related Company and reportedly cost between $150 million and $200 million, is part of Hudson Yards' Public Square and Gardens, five acres of gardens and public plazas that will connect Hudson Yards to the High...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Sharknado Woot ping (Total vanity)

    09/13/2016 6:21:23 AM PDT · by null and void · 3 replies
    shirt.woot ^ | 9/13/16 | nully
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  • Abandoned America

    09/12/2016 10:43:58 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies
    Abandoned America: Haunting images of the crumbling schools, decaying churches and rusting prisons that have been lost to time. Photographs taken by Matthew Christopher, who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mastered, edited and mixed by MacThunder.
  • Does anyone remember the story behind this picture (Eagle landed on the flag) -- Freeper Canteen?

    09/11/2016 9:01:24 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 4 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | Sept 11, 2016 | Tanniker Smith
    Does anyone remember the story behind this picture I first saw this picture posted on Free Republic, that much I remember. I don't remember if the person who posted it was also the one who took it. What I do remember is that the eagle was originally facing to the Left and someone asked for a repost with it facing to the Right -- not the simplest thing to do in those days. The site I'm linking to apparently posted it in 2001, and I joined FR in 1998 (the second time -- I was here a few months before...
  • WATCH: Breathtaking Drone Footage Captures Whales Playing Below Boat

    09/07/2016 9:01:10 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 19 replies
    gcaptain ^ | September 7, 2016 | unknown to me
    Video of three whales below, and around a sportfishing boat off New Caledonia.
  • Father and son crop circle-making team reveal the secrets of how they have...

    09/07/2016 12:13:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 09/04/2016 | Ollir Gillman
    A father and son who have spent 15 years making crop circles under the cover of darkness have revealed the painstaking process involved in leaving their intricate designs across the countryside. Terry, 46, and Jack, 20, from Salisbury, revealed secrets behind the mysterious patterns on condition of anonymity and do not wish to give their surnames. ... Jack was only five when Terry began designing formations but did not actively participate until he was 11. He said the process was exciting but exhausting. 'I usually feel done by the time I've walked into the field, but once you get a...
  • Miss America 2017: Meet the 52 contestants (PHOTOS)

    09/06/2016 5:13:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | September 6, 2016
    As we cover all the action at the 2017 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City this week, here's a chance to get acquainted with the contestants.  Click through the photo gallery above to see the 52 competitors in this year's pageant, from Alabama to Wyoming. Each caption (click below the photo) contains information on the talent and pageant platform for every contestant. The Miss America hopefuls begin competing this week, starting with private interviews for the pageant judges and public competition at Boardwalk Hall in the categories of swimsuit, evening wear, onstage question and talent. 
  • Great Fire of London retold with wooden replica blaze

    09/06/2016 4:56:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/04/2016
    Tim Marlow, the artistic director of the Royal Academy of Arts, said it was a unique event. He said: "I've seen a shed blown up in the name of art, I've seen fireworks, I've seen artists bury themselves, I've seen the trace of an artist shooting himself in the hand or nailing himself to a car, but actually I've never seen anyone collaborate with so many people in such an extraordinary and exciting way, to make a commemorative replica of a skyline 350 years ago and then set fire to it."
  • Photographer Captures Breathtaking Wedding Photo in Yosemite, Attempting to Track Down Couple

    09/06/2016 2:19:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/6 | Brendan Weber
    "We saw them out on the ledge as we were shooting other photos and that "Eureka!" moment just unfolded," says photographerThis wedding snapshot just might put every other couples' big day photos to shame. Photographer Mike Karas of Hawaii was simply enjoying the sunset when he says he happened to be in the right place at the right time. As a newlywed couple emerged from the shadows, Karas snapped a once-in-a-lifetime photo of the unidentified duo as they embraced on top of a cliff in Yosemite with the golden sun setting behind them. The unforgettable moment turned out to be...
  • Venice Film Review: Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

    09/04/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    Mel Gibson has made a move about a pacifist who served nobly during WWII. It's a testament to his filmmaking chops, and also an act of atonement that may succeed in bringing Gibson back. Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which premiered today at the 73rd International Venice Film Festival, is a brutally effective, bristlingly idiosyncratic combat saga — the true story of a man of peace caught up in the inferno of World War II. It’s the first movie Gibson has directed since “Apocalypto,” 10 years ago (a film he’d already shot before the scandals that engulfed him), and this November,...
  • Lena Dunham blasts Odell Beckham Jr

    09/02/2016 8:12:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 104 replies
    MSN ^ | September 2, 2016 | Bang Showbiz staff
    Lena Dunham has accused Odell Beckham Jr of ignoring her in favor of his phone at this year's Met Gala. The 30-year-old actress, who was sat next to the NFL star at the glitzy event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, claimed Odell ignored her because he did not consider her to be attractive. Lena shared: "I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. "He was like, 'That's a...
  • Songs For The Labor Day Weekend (Vanity)

    09/02/2016 4:25:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 2SEP2016
    Feel free to post songs you like to hear during the Labor Day weekend. Here are some of mine. "Just Another Space Odyssey" by Kebu and Johan Becker "I Remember U" by Juri Pootsmann (an Estonian band)"True Survivor" by David HasselhofCover by Kebu of "Crockett's Theme" by Jan Hammer (from the Miami Vice tv show)"Life on Life" by The Sushi Cabaret Club"Concrete Quicksand" by The Sushi Cabaret Club"Water Blue" by The Sushi Cabaret Club"She's Fire Walking" by Tim McMorris"Steady As She Goes" by The RaconteursCover by Jeffrey Gaines of "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
  • Rachel Dolezal has been invited to an event about black hair

    09/02/2016 1:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Rachel Dicker, USN&WR
    Rachel Dolezal was publicly disgraced for claiming that she identified as black amid accusations she had long tried to pass herself off as African-American. Now, she is actively being asked to represent black culture. Dolezal was invited to attend the Braid On Economic Liberty March & Rally in Dallas led by natural hair stylist and activist Isis Brantleyî©¥. The rally is branded as an event to encourage black women's hair care and empowerment. In 2015, Dolezal resigned as president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP after her parents informed local NBC affiliate KHQ-TV in Spokane that Dolezal is...
  • Where can one find the name of a TV program that was on 3 days ago ?

    09/02/2016 12:01:01 PM PDT · by George from New England · 33 replies
    I know I saw it on tnt but I cannot find a site on the web to look at past TV listings. Help?
  • 'Arrival': Venice Review [Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie]

    09/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5:04 AM PDT 9/1/2016 | by David Rooney
    <p>Just what we need in these fractured times — a smart parable about open-mindedness and unification.</p> <p>Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner play academics enlisted by the military to make contact when alien spacecraft land on Earth in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama.</p>
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy's face reconstructed with 3D printing

    08/31/2016 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2016 13:38 BST | By Léa Surugue
    The face of an ancient female Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed with the help of 3D printing and forensic science techniques, an important step to better understand who she was. Other crucial details about her health have also been gathered, completing the picture. This reconstruction was only made possible due to the work of a multi-disciplinary team led by scientists at Melbourne University, combining medical research, forensic science, computerised tomographic (CT) scanning, 3D printing, Egyptology and art. It all started when Dr Ryan Jefferies, curator at the University's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, stumbled across the skull...
  • Making Lemonade From Flaming Mice

    08/30/2016 7:34:49 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    The Flaming Rodent Monthly | 8/30/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I read an article this morning on Free Republic about an outbreak of Flaming Mice in Walla Walla, Washington. The last time something like this happened was the Great Flaming Possum Outbreak in Toadsuck, Arkansas. I still have nightmares about that. It appears that flaming mice were running around Walla Walla catching things on fire. As if Walla Walla didn't already have enough things to worry about. Hillary Clinton could be President and flaming mice are running around making toasted cheese sandwiches. Personally, I'd rather have the flaming mice. The old saying goes that, "When life gives you lemons, make...
  • Any André Rieu Fans on Free Republic?

    08/29/2016 9:32:15 PM PDT · by amorphous · 80 replies
    Youtube ^ | 29 August 2016 | Vanity
    In these times of trouble and uncertainty, when you're feeling down, when things seem insurmountable, or you're just losing faith in humanity in general, listen to the music of André Rieu, especially his music videos. His epic worldwide concerts draw thousands and celebrate the human spirit through music. I find them very uplifting, restoring my faith that humanity is still capable of doing wonderful things. I hope you do to. :-) A few of my favorites: André Rieu - You Raise me Up André Rieu - You'll Never Walk AloneAndré Rieu - Nearer, My God, to Thee (live in Amsterdam)...
  • Nearly Naked Hillary Clinton Portrayed as the "Beast" in Hollywood Street Art

    08/29/2016 5:17:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | Paul Bond
    Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night, also has targeted Leonardo DiCaprio and Nate Parker in previously displayed art. Hillary Clinton is tattooed and mostly naked in Hollywood. About 20 posters featuring an unflattering image of the Democratic nominee for president were hung Monday morning in the area by Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night. His...
  • Gene Wilders gone

  • Forbes Hollywood rich list: who are Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone?

    08/28/2016 2:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    The Forbes list of the world’s richest actresses provides a heaven-sent opportunity to slaver over photos of beautiful women and very large sums of money: solemnly recorded figures that can really be no more than intelligent guesswork. In pretty much the same spirit, Forbes regularly provides an enjoyable ranking of the richest fictional people, from Jay Gatsby to Smaug, complete with estimated dollar amounts. This year, Jennifer Lawrence is top of the actress list, with a supposed pre-tax income of $46m. Melissa McCarthy comes in second with a putative $33m and Scarlett Johansson gets bronze with what could plausibly be...
  • 100 Years of the National Parks Service | TIME

    08/26/2016 9:39:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | n/a | Time Staff
    They're yours you know? The National Park Service is 100 years old on August 25, 2016. This video will take you from 0-100.
  • Unicycle on huge chimney in Targu Jiu (840' Tall Smoke Stack. INSANE!)

    08/24/2016 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Flaviu Cernescu
    This is totally insane. A guy rides a unicycle around the top of an 840' tall industrial coal stack. This is the only "heights" video that ever made me pucker!Video Here.
  • And...I love you

    08/22/2016 10:02:49 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3-11-16 | Tiny Desk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6oSeODGmoQ
  • Ethiopian salt miners labour in 140F temperatures while earning just £5-a-day in the hottest [tr]

    08/22/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Ethiopian salt miners brave 140 degree Fahrenheit temperatures while working on the hottest place in earth earning on average £5-a-day. The salt mines, situated in the Afar triangle, stretch across 60,000 square miles and at their lowest point are more than 300 feet below sea level. Professional travel photographer and videographer Joel Santos travelled to the area to capture the dry beauty of this brutal expanse of land.
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    08/21/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies
    self ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Me
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the last birdy thread was posted. Florida is a bit too hot for this old man to get out and shoot much in high summer. However, today I had a visitor. A little blue heron was feeding on my front lawn. That seemed a tad unusual. There was also a flock of white ibis. This time of year the ibis begin to gather in larger and larger flocks preparing for their winter migration. I got a face shot of this youngster. Their eyes are cool Several weeks ago I saw a family of Florida...
  • Lockheed Martin files patent for a synthetic diamond 3D printer

    08/19/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Armstrong
    Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company, have filed a patent for a new kind of 3D printer. The patent, filed on April 4 by inventor David G. Findley, describes a new way of 3D printing which would use a pre-ceramic polymer and nanoparticle filler to create synthetic diamond objects of pretty much any shape you can dream up. “[The] method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. The alternating layers of the ceramic...
  • Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?

    08/17/2016 7:02:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?
  • Drones offer bird’s-eye glimpse of Md. ‘ghost fleet’ (Videos)

    08/17/2016 5:18:00 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 17, 2016 6:44 pm | Tiffany Arnold
    Chesapeake Conservancy and Terrain360 are using drones to give a bird’s-eye tour of historic shipwrecks in an inaccessible zone of the Potomac River. WASHINGTON — There’s a corner of the Potomac River known as Mallows Bay that is teeming with sunken vessels, what has been described as a “ghost fleet” of more than 100 wrecked ships. You don’t even have to go beneath the river’s surface to get a good view of these ships. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your computer chair, thanks to the Chesapeake Conservancy’s latest effort. Through the use of drones, the Annapolis-based...
  • A New Perspective on the Life and Legacy of Photographer Slim Aarons

    08/12/2016 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Cecily · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | Laura Hawk
    IN THE SUMMER OF 1977 the celebrated photographer Slim Aarons was lunching at the Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria, with Princess Grace of Monaco and her 20-year-old daughter, Caroline. At one point, as he later recounted time and again, Grace was struck by what she thought was a wonderful idea: “Oh, Slim, why not hire Caroline to work with you? You two could travel around the world together!” Caroline excitedly nodded her approval. As Slim told the story, a devilish smile crept across his face. “Why, what a wonderful idea, Grace,” he replied, making it clear he was on...
  • [UPDATE:]Chancellor Modifies Course-Paintings to be Relocated(Uni. of Wisconsin-Stout Moves to C

    08/08/2016 7:29:44 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST CENSORSHIP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Jas Chana
    The Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout has announced two of three historic paintings depicting interactions between white traders and First Nations people are to be removed from public view because of their potentially "harmful effect" on students and other viewers. The paintings, which were commissioned under the Works Progress Administration and painted by artist Cal Peters in 1935, can be found in the University's Harvey Hall, a building currently undergoing major renovations. In preparation for the Hall's grand re-opening this fall, the paintings were to be restored by university art students under the direction of their professors. The restoration...
  • Kurt Russell Walks Off 2nd Interview on Gun Control [2 separate interviews here]

    08/05/2016 1:16:01 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 31 replies
    This video contains two separate videos where Kurt Russell talk about gun control. The first is the view, where Kurt talks about the 2nd Amendment and why we have always needed to protect ourselves from tyrannical governments- as shown in history.
  • 19 Amazing Caterpillar Transformations

    08/04/2016 1:44:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Both butterflies and moths have four stages of life – they go from the initial egg to a caterpillar, then to a cocoon and finally to a butterfly or moth. We often think that whatever comes out of the cocoon is always more beautiful than the caterpillar that made it, but in some cases, this is not the case. In these 19 pictures, you’ll see the transformation, and decide for yourself if you prefer the caterpillar or the butterfly/moth… Click on any of the images to see the transformation!
  • HOW IS 22lr AMMUNITION MADE? TOUR OF CCI AND SPEER (video only)

    08/03/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-2-2016 | 22plinkster
    "This was truly a dream come true for me. I can't thank the people at CCI and Speer enough for allowing me to do this. I couldn't possibly show everything that went on at the factory. However, hopefully I showed you enough for you to grasp the concept of how rimfire is made."