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  • Long-lost painting found in Manhattan couple's apartment

    10/22/2020 12:18:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2020 / 2:05 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A visitor to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art helped solve the mystery of a long-lost painting after recognizing a piece hanging in her neighbors' apartment. The museum said a visitor to the "Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle" exhibition at the museum noticed the artworks resembled a painting she had seen in her neighbors' apartment, and her curiosity was piqued further when she read that five of the 30 panels examining early U.S. history were missing. The woman spoke to her neighbors, an elderly couple who had purchased the painting at a friend's Christmas charity art...
  • Here It Is: The Spectacular Footage of NASA Touching Down on an Asteroid

    10/22/2020 8:35:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 22 OCTOBER 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    Want a little reminder of how amazingly clever we humans can be? Yesterday, from a distance of more than 320 million kilometres (200 million miles) away, NASA scientists piloted a spacecraft to gently touch down on a spinning asteroid, collecting a sample of surface rubble to bring back home to Earth. At 6:08 PM EDT, the signal from spacecraft OSIRIS-REx reached Earth to let us know that it had successfully touched down at the Nightingale collection site on asteroid Bennu, within a metre (three feet) of its target, and safely bounced back up again after just 6 seconds of contact....
  • Banksy's £7m Monet maker: Reclusive artist's work parodying a Claude Monet masterpiece sells for a fortune at auction

    10/22/2020 6:18:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2020 | Staff
    An oil painting by Banksy parodying a Claude Monet masterpiece sold in London yesterday for £7.6million. The price achieved by Sotheby's for Show Me the Monet is the second highest yet for the mysterious British artist. Five collectors pushed the winning bid to £7,551,600 against an expectation of between £3.5-5million.
  • Hypocrisy and Favoritism -- An Explanation For the Antics of the Left.

    10/21/2020 7:22:43 PM PDT · by BEJ · 6 replies
    We wonder why does the left engage in hypocrisy? With COVID see examples of hypocrisy with Pelosi, Witmer, De Blasio, Lightfoot, Cuomo, etc. I finally think I have the solution. These people don't mind being called hypocrites because it shows the world that they are elite, they are above the rules for the masses. So hypocrisy is now virtue signaling that you are an elite, that you are special, that you are exempt -- you are the ruling class and almost an aristocrat. As an aristocrat or part of the religious "elect" you find special favor and exemption from wrong...
  • Police investigate attacks on antique artworks on Berlin's Museum Island

    10/21/2020 4:02:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2020
    Police are investigating an attack that caused extensive damage to more than 60 works of art and artifacts displayed at three locations on Berlin's Museum Island and whose motivation is a mystery. Unidentified suspects had splashed an oily liquid around the museums during opening hours on October 3, Carsten Pfohl of Berlin's criminal police told a news conference. The damaged exhibits include Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th-century paintings held at the Pergamon Museum, the Neues Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie, according to local media reports that broke the news of the attack on Tuesday night. The public had not...
  • ‘My Brother’: Robert Downey Jr. And Others Rally To Defend Chris Pratt

    10/21/2020 5:54:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | October 20, 2020 9:16 PM ET | Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
    Actor Robert Downey Jr. joined several colleagues from the Marvel Comics Universe in defending fellow cast member Chris Pratt after he was attacked on social media. Pratt, who plays Peter Quill (Star Lord) in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, was voted “the worst Chris in Hollywood” after his name was noticeably absent from a political fundraiser that included several of his “Avengers” costars. (RELATED: ‘It Could Be Dangerous’: Dean Cain Weighs In On Attacks Against Chris Pratt’s Gadsden Flag Shirt) Jezebel even published an article “outing” Pratt as a Republican — despite acknowledging that he has never officially declared...
  • Your Voice: Chicago. (One of the better SNL Skits)

    10/19/2020 11:08:32 AM PDT · by Celerity · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/17/20 | Saturday Night Live
    I was breezing through some Yahoo articles (which is tough, really. It's all ads) when I found a bit about Kanye West being upset that no one is taking his campaign seriously. Yeah, apparently that guy still thinks he's running for president. Should sit him and Hillary down for a light brunch. He's upset that he was mentioned in an SNL skit. I clicked on the skit and what I found was actually pretty funny ! I'm surprised SNL let this get away. Once again we're showing that logic and reason is being found throughout the black culture. They simply...
  • Best "Year in Review" publications (2014,2016,2018)

    10/17/2020 6:16:30 PM PDT · by WhattheDickens? · 3 replies
    I'm looking for recommendations for magazine publications "Year in Review" type for 2014, 2016, 2018 (years of my Grandsons' births). Grandma was a bit "not thinking"!
  • There’s a New Artist in Town. The Name Is Biden.

    10/17/2020 1:53:05 PM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/29/2020 | Adam Popescu
    As an undiscovered artist, he is better situated than most: living in a rented, 2,000-square-foot house in the Hollywood Hills off Mulholland Drive, with a Porsche Panamera in the driveway, plenty of natural light and a pool house he has transformed into an art studio. From the edge of the sloping property — it was leased for $12,000 a month starting last June 15, according to the homeowner — he has a view onto the San Fernando Valley below: Burbank and Universal Studios to the east, the 405 freeway to the west. For years, vodka and cocaine were constant companions....
  • Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

    10/17/2020 5:53:05 AM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 14, 2020 | Jonathan Amos
    To photograph one of rarest creatures on Earth you have to be incredibly skilled and remarkably lucky. But Sergey Gorshkov is clearly both - as demonstrated by his stunning picture of a Siberian, or Amur, tiger deep in the forests of Russia's Far East. The image has just won him the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The female tiger is seen embracing a tree, rubbing herself against the bark to leave her scent and mark territory in Land of the Leopard National Park. "The lighting, the colours, the texture - it's like an oil painting," says WPY chair...
  • Opposite World: Pluto’s Ice Caps Made of Methane, Turns Earth’s Process Upside Down

    10/16/2020 11:33:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | October 14, 2020 | By Frank Tavares, NASA's Ames Research Center
    Pluto as seen from data taken by New Horizon’s flyby in 2015 of the dwarf planet, with a close-up view of the Pigafetta Montes mountain range. The colorization on the right indicates the concentrations of methane ice, with the highest concentrations at higher elevations in red, decreasing downslope to the lowest concentrations in blue. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI and Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter ============================================================================= The mountains discovered on Pluto during the New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby of the dwarf planet in 2015 are covered by a blanket of methane ice, creating bright deposits strikingly like the snow-capped mountain chains found on Earth. New...
  • BEST Horror Movie Ever! -- My Octopus Teacher

    10/15/2020 9:39:30 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 58 replies
    Maggie Mae Fish ^ | October 14, 2020 | Maggie Mae Fish
    A review of the Netflix film "My Octopus Teacher." BEST Horror Movie Ever! -- My Octopus Teacher Oh, just try it.
  • I-SPY iPhone 12: New release ‘to feature 30x zoom spy camera’ that can snap clear pics of objects miles away

    10/12/2020 8:11:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies UK ^ | Oct 12 2020, 5:54 ET - Updated: Oct 12 2020, 8:11 ET | Harry Pettit, Senior Digital Technology and Science Reporter
    APPLE'S next iPhone will come with a powerful camera that can take clear photos of objects in the distance, according to reports. The snapper is rumoured to come with a 30x digital zoom that can focus on subjects three times further away than any iPhone camera before it. The new mobile, thought to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to be unveiled by Apple tomorrow during its virtual "Hi, Speed" event. As well as a flashy new camera (no pun intended), the handset is said to be Apple's first iPhone with 5G. Tech tipster PineLeaks shared a treasure trove...
  • UPWIND (Count Vlad does Bowie and Scorpions together)

    10/09/2020 4:58:31 PM PDT · by BEJ · 6 replies
    UPWIND - YouTube ^ | Count Vlad
    Count Vlad plays tribute to Bowie and Queen's "Under Pressure" and the Scorpion's "Wind of Change". It's a critique of the violence and anarchy currently happening. And he points to Christianity in the form of the Orthodox Church (due to the lyrics of the Scorpions' song). However, Moscow in Russia is also coupled with Moscow, Idaho and the events that plagued that Christian community. But the message is clear -- Christianity is the future wind of change. If you like the music, please subscribe to the channel. *Beware some scenes are very VIOLENT and GRAPHIC.
  • Broadway Will Remain Closed Through June 2021

    10/09/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Theatermania ^ | October 9, 2020 | David Gordon
    Broadway's reopening date has been pushed to June 2021, the Broadway League has announced. Refunds and exchanges are now being extended through May 30, 2021, though the organization did not commit to an official return date for shows while the pandemic continues. A number of shows have already moved opening dates to March and April, 2021— The Music Man with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, Plaza Suite with Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, among them — and all of them will have to be rescheduled again. All New York venues went dark on March 12, 2020, and have remained...
  • America’s “Color Revolution” ... 10 min read

    10/08/2020 5:35:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | Dec 22, 2019 · Updated 10/03/2020 | Marisol Nostromo
    For those readers who may be unfamiliar with the term “Color Revolution”, it refers to what has now become the standard technique for promoting “regime change” in targeted nations. The term may have its origins in the works of Gene Sharp, who wrote some guidebooks on how to organize popular revolts using Madison Avenue-style marketing techniques. He recommended to the sponsors that rather than confusing or boring the participants with too much political theory, they should motivate their budding revolutionaries with pop culture, using catchy, content-free slogans, logos, and team colors. Color Revolutions are expensive ($5 billion in the case...
  • Stolen Mao Zedong calligraphy said to be worth billions torn in half by unwitting Hong Kong buyer

    10/07/2020 7:48:47 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 7 Oct 2020 | Clifford Lo and Fiona Sun
    A police insider said the buyer of the stolen artwork paid just HK$500 for the piece and believed it was a counterfeit Meanwhile, one of three burglars involved in the heist has been arrested along with a friend after a raid on a Yau Ma Tei residence A calligraphy scroll by Mao Zedong said to be worth HK$2.3 billion – part of a haul stolen last month from the Hong Kong flat of a renowned collector – was torn into two pieces after being resold for a few hundred dollars to a man who thought it was a counterfeit, the...
  • The Old English Alphabet Used To Have More Than 26 Letters

    10/05/2020 5:59:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | 14 Sept 2020 | Tom Hale
    As any grade-schooler can tell you, the alphabet weÂ’re using right now is made up of 26 letters. However, until not too long ago, this cast of letters had a few more characters that have since been killed off, quashed, or exiled into oblivion. The writing system used for modern English, along with many other European languages, is widely known as the Latin alphabet as itÂ’s the great-grandchild of the classical Latin alphabet spread across much of Europe by the Romans. However, like all writing systems, itÂ’s history is complex and muddled with a whole load of interconnected influences from...
  • New Jon McNaughton Painting - "Pray for the President"

    10/03/2020 5:41:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies | Oct. 3, 2020
    "Pray for the President" Yesterday I was inspired to paint this image of President Trump. If there ever was a time to pray for the President of the United States - it is now! President Trump was admitted to the hospital yesterday for COVID19 and is being watched closely. Let us pray for our President's speedy recovery, and for the victory of this important election to preserve the freedom and soul of America!
  • Monthly Fiber Arts Thread - October 1-31, 2020

    10/03/2020 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 68 replies
    October 1, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin
    The Monthly Fiber Arts Thread is a monthly gathering of people that love yarn and fabric of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first project, to experienced fiber artists and beyond, we would love to hear from you. It is impossible to hijack the Monthly Fiber Arts Thread. Knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, general crafting - there is no telling where it will go, and that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us! Send a Private Message to Diana in Wisconsin if you'd like to be added to our Fiber Arts...