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  • Julie Andrews - Dancing Queen

    05/29/2017 6:47:32 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 14, 2008 | MayaLovesJulie
    Dame Julie Andrews - our beautiful dancing queen! Haya ching Great Entertainment, Julie Andrews!! I like Julie very much! Tam rock A video from 2014 when Julie was at show in So Cal where there was a lot of dancing. At the end she got up to speak and said she never considered herself a dancer. Sorry Jools! This video... nuff said. So wonderful!!! Julie, your light is so bright. You make me feel so happy! Recently, When so much Murder, Mass Murder was going on. Something made me think of you. I started looking for everything I could find...
  • My new oil painting

    05/29/2017 5:39:57 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 107 replies
  • From Italy to Saudi Arabia, here’s how Melania Trump took the world by storm with her fashion

    05/27/2017 7:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The September Standard ^ | May 27, 2017 | Tolu Branch
    First Lady of the United States, Melania and her husband, Donald have ended their first international trip. While the president has given the media so much to talk about from dancing with swords in Saudi Arabia to shoving Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Melania has successfully managed to be the star of the trip – thanks to her fashion choices. From Saudi Arabia to Rome, Brussels to Israel and finally Italy, Melania Trump has proven that when it comes to style, she is one to respect. Though it took a trip across the globe to get that message out there, we think...

    05/26/2017 6:00:33 AM PDT · by onona · 13 replies
    hmmmmm, one wonders ^ | today | Some Young Guy
  • The real reasons for Marvel Comics' woes

    05/24/2017 3:26:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 113 replies
    MSN / The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2017
    On March 30, a battered Marvel decided to try and get to the bottom of the problem with a retailer summit — and promptly stuck its foot in its mouth. “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” David Gabriel, the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, told an interviewer at the summit. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not ... We saw the sales of any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core...
  • ‘Soup Nazi’ exec arrested for tax evasion [Seinfeld]

    05/24/2017 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | By Lia Eustachewich and Georgett Roberts
    No tax for you! The chief financial officer for the Staten Island-based Soupman Inc. — made famous by the iconic “Soup Nazi” episode of “Seinfeld” — was busted Tuesday for not paying half a million dollars in taxes over the course of four years, authorities announced. Robert Bertrand, 62, allegedly avoided paying Medicare, Social Security and federal income taxes to the tune of more than $593,000 by not reporting cash earnings or the fact that Soupman employees were compensated on the side with stock awards, the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn said. The saucy scheme lasted from 2010 to 2014...
  • Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris

    05/23/2017 12:45:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | May 23 2017, 7:13am | Joe Cox
    Biometric locks for phones are just getting more and more elaborate. Not content with fingerprints, some devices now offer facial recognition tech for accessing a device, and in the Samsung Galaxy S8's case, an iris scanner too. Despite Samsung stating that a user's irises are pretty much impossible to copy, a team of hackers has done just that. Using a bare-bones selection of equipment, researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) show in a video how they managed to bypass the scanner's protections and unlock the device. "We've had iris scanners that could be bypassed using a simple print-out," Linus...
  • Fisherman Finds GoPro That’s Been in Lake for Three Years, Watches Footage, Returns It to Owner

    05/23/2017 9:58:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 23, 2017
    A Facebook post has helped set a lost GoPro on the way back to the man who lost it in 2014. Corey Glenn was fishing on Pickwick Lake in Alabama over the weekend and reeled in an unexpected catch - a GoPro Hero 3. Glenn took the camera home and cleaned and recharged the device. He thought there was no way it would still work... until it actually turned on and the footage began downloading to the computer. The footage was dated February 28, 2014. That means the device had been on the bottom of the lake for three years,...
  • Bestselling author...says he was 'warned off' creating a black hero for a book [tr]

    05/23/2017 6:00:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2017 | Chris Hastings
    Best selling author Anthony Horowitz has revealed that he was ‘warned off’ including a black character in a new book – because it would be ‘inappropriate’ for a white writer to do so. Speaking to today’s Event magazine, Horowitz – creator of the Alex Rider spy novels – says he was ‘upset and disturbed’ when an editor told him that devising black characters could be interpreted as ‘patronising’.
  • Ivanka Trump at Western Wall, Jerusalem

    05/22/2017 10:26:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
  • Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

    05/22/2017 10:20:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | 05-22-2017 | Dave Mosher
    Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it's the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room. But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs. Now, German scientists have found a way to exploit this property to take holograms, or 3D photographs, of objects inside a room — from outside it. "It can basically scan a room with someone's Wi-Fi transmission,"...
  • A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction

    05/22/2017 10:15:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | Robin Pogrebin and Scott Reyburn
    Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a salesroom punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. “He’s now in the same league as Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso,” said the dealer Jeffrey Deitch, an expert on Basquiat.
  • Melania and Ivanka Trump's newsmaking style in Saudi Arabia

    05/21/2017 10:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 20, 2017 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Melania Trump made her debut on the foreign stage Saturday, stepping off Air Force One in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, without a head scarf or abaya, the traditional black gown required for most women. “Thank you for a beautiful welcome to Riyadh,” she tweeted, along with a photo of herself in a pantsuit with large gold belt and matching gold detailing at the neck. Although her choice to appear bareheaded provoked a flurry of tweets, few here were surprised that the first lady chose to forego a head scarf. Michelle Obama did the same during a January 2015 visit with then-President...
  • Stinger Missile, Afghanistan, 1988

    05/21/2017 5:10:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    In Afghanistan, 1988, a Mujahideen fighter aims an FIM-92 Stinger missile at passing aircraft, armed through the CIA’s “Operation Cyclone” program
  • Huntington Beach 1920s

    05/21/2017 3:10:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    In the 1890s, the small town of Los Angeles (population 50,000) began a transformation driven by the discovery and drilling of some of the most productive oil fields in history. By 1930, California was producing nearly one quarter of the world’s oil output, and its population had grown to 1.2 million. Here are some photographs of California during oil boom in 1920s-30s.
  • $110 Million Basquiat Unseats Warhol as America’s Most Expensive Artist at Sotheby’s Sale

    05/21/2017 10:37:49 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 58 replies
    Artsy ^ | 5/19/17 | ANNA LOUIE SUSSMAN
    Seasoned art collectors know it’s usually wise to go into an auction with a set budget; otherwise one can get carried away by the adrenaline. It helps when that budget is about $100 million. Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese e-commerce billionaire, hewed to what appears to be his annual $100 million high-profile spring auction season spend, with his purchase of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) at Thursday night’s Contemporary Art evening sale at Sotheby’s. The canvas was hammered down at $98 million after a dramatic 10-minute bidding war, coming to $110.4 million with the buyer’s premium. It marks the highest auction price...
  • Catwoman Julie Newmar describes life as the seductive 'Batman' villain

    05/19/2017 11:40:41 AM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 19 May 2017 | Stephnie Nolasco
    Former Catwoman Julie Newmar has become accustomed to having men divulge their fantasies to her.
  • Marty (1953) Rod Steiger [What? Where's Ernie Borgnine?]

    05/14/2017 3:31:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Video LinkThis is a great story by Paddy Chayefsky.I love the Ernie Borgnine rendition and this one.Hope you enjoy it.
  • Judge Priest (1934)

    05/12/2017 7:32:06 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 5 replies
    Judge Priest (Will Rogers), a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.Judge Priest (1934) on IMDb
  • 50 of the Most Beautiful Women Ever - Morphing

    This video shows nominations for 50 of the most beautiful movie stars ever. Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image or shape into another through a seamless transition.