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  • Remember when CBS had Christmas Bumpers Like This?

    12/21/2014 10:29:53 AM PST · by Nowhere Man · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-21-2014 | Me
    Remember the days when CBS and other networks would have bumpers like these between the shows and specials?
  • Amazing Mona Lisa forgery by Muslim artist

    12/20/2014 4:46:11 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    tinypic ^ | 12-2014
  • David Schwimmer Cast as Robert Kardashian Sr. Opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in O.J. Simpson's

    12/20/2014 9:45:40 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    US Weekly ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Stephanie Webber
    ...upcoming miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
  • Theater Will Close For Restoration

    12/19/2014 4:32:36 PM PST · by gorush · 13 replies
    The Baraboo News Republic ^ | 12-19-2014 | Ben Bromley
    With its fundraising goals in sight...
  • George Clooney: Kim Jong-un can’t tell me what to watch

    12/19/2014 10:11:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 29 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 12/19/14 | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    George Clooney: Kim Jong-un can’t tell me what to watch By Derrick Bryson Taylor George Clooney won’t be told what to watch, especially by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “Sony didn’t pull [The Interview] because they were scared,” the 53-year-old actor told Deadline. “They pulled the movie because of all the theaters said they were not going to run it. And they said they were not going to run it because they talked to their lawyers and those lawyers said, if somebody dies in one of these, then you’re going to be responsible.” Clooney also shared that he had been...
  • OCD: You Won’t Believe How Much Coin This MAN Dropped To Look Like Kim Kardashian

    12/19/2014 9:10:33 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 36 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | Dec 18,2014 | CLASH DAILY
    Do you think this guy is gay? :P Quickly, someone buy him my book, Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate before it is too late! She graces several magazine covers a month, has her own reality show clothing and make-up brand, and has millions in the bank So perhaps it’s no surprise that 23-year-old Jordan James Parke wants to be just like Kim Kardashian.
  • George Clooney reveals top Hollywood names refused to sign petition supporting Kim Jong-un

    12/19/2014 6:23:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Hollywood star George Clooney said fellow celebrities and industry figures did not want to sign a petition supporting 'The Interview' film featuring the assassination of Kim Jong-un as they were afraid of the consequences. Clooney said he wanted to see the film released on-line to undermine the threats of the hacking gang, who are believed to be supported by North Korean agents. Sony's computer systems were breached following a major hacking attack last month, which saw highly confidential material released as well as a string of embarrassing emails.
  • 'You are a white lady telling me what is racist!': Whoopi Goldberg loses it with Rosie O'Donnell

    12/19/2014 5:06:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete headline: 'You are a white lady telling me what is racist!': Whoopi Goldberg loses it with Rosie O'Donnell on The View in heated debate about Barack Obama being mistaken for a valet Co-hosts were discussing Barack Obama being mistaken for a valet Whoopi Goldberg said it was stupid people not knowing their president O'Donnell brought up racism, Goldberg became infuriated A screaming match over racism erupted between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell on Thursday's episode of The View. The show's co-hosts were discussing the news that Barack Obama was mistaken for a valet. Goldberg dismissed the confusion as one...
  • Shakedown? Al Sharpton meets with Sony’s Amy Pascal to discuss race in Hollywood

    12/18/2014 11:24:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2014 | Staff
    Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, who last week apologized over racially insensitive comments she made in leaked emails posted online, just finished a 90-minute meeting with Rev. Al Sharpton in NYC where the two discussed diversity in Hollywood. Here is Sharpton’s take:
  • Remarkable: Republicans standing strong for liberal Democrat Hollywood; Obama wimpy response

    12/18/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    12/18/14 | soflofreeper
    National Review's editorial board, Mitt Romney, and other Republicans seem to be MORE willing to stand for freedom of speech than the Obama administration. Getting pushed around by third world tin pot dictators is modus operandi for Demon Rats.
  • Joan Collins: Porn led to my rape, encourages ‘a lot of brutality’

    12/18/2014 11:48:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 133 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    Joan Collins, who became one of the most glamorous actresses of the 1980s in her steamy role as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, is revealing that beneath the Hollywood glitz she was repressing a secret: She had been raped. And she's concerned that the misogyny of porn five decades later will victimize another generation of naive young women. The British-born star is speaking out about being raped after her attacker showed her hardcore pornography and drugged her at the tender age of 17. She went on to marry him. Collins says that her favorite actor, Maxwell Reed, invited the teen to...
  • Churchill painting sells for record £1.8m: 'Extremely personal' Goldfish Pool work among collection

    12/18/2014 7:40:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Emily Kent Smith
    A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sold for £1.8million last night – a record price for a work of art by the former Prime Minister. The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell, labelled 'extremely personal' by auctioneers, had been estimated to be worth between £400,000 and £600,000. Of the 11 pieces of artwork sold at Sotheby's in London last night, at least five went to American buyers. Two were bought by UK buyers and a further four remained anonymous. A Sotheby's spokesman said: 'Churchill's exceptional ability as a painter was celebrated.'
  • Teenage My Little Pony fan APOLOGIZES to internet trolls; threw himself under train (Truncated)

    12/18/2014 6:46:16 AM PST · by Crazieman · 141 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jay Narain
    A teenager who was bullied by online trolls posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube before killing himself, an inquest heard. Adam Smith, 19, who had learning difficulties, was bombarded with spiteful remarks and accused of plagiarism over a short story he put on a website. In response to the vicious bullying, he posted a video on YouTube entitled ‘I’m sorry’ where he apologised for any misunderstanding. But he was lambasted again by cruel users, who mocked him saying his speech problems were so bad it made them laugh. Days later he was seen crying as he walked to a railway...
  • Nikon Warns That There Are Fake D800E DSLRs Out in the Wild

    12/17/2014 8:35:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Dec 16,2014 | Michael Zhang
    Heads up: there are fake Nikon D800E DSLRs floating around. That’s according to Nikon Europe, which posted a notice “regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR.” Apparently some unscrupulous folk are taking the D800, replacing its outer shell with the D800E cover, and selling the fake cameras through online auction sites (presumably eBay).
  • Office Christmas Party: 1925

    12/17/2014 6:21:25 AM PST · by Phillyred · 25 replies
    It's the week before Christmas, which means it's time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Xmas Party! Which has been going on for close to 90 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting? Washington, D.C., 1925. "Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
  • A Stunning Look at the Cliffs of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    12/16/2014 3:18:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on December 16, 2014 | Nancy Atkinson
    Images from space don’t get more dramatic than this. Image processing wizard Stuart Atkinson zoomed in on one of the most intriguing views yet of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, highlighting the contrasts of dark and light, smooth and rugged, soft contours and frighteningly vertical cliffs.
  • Is this the future of fashion? First-ever 4D dress created using a printer is unveiled

    12/14/2014 11:18:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2014 | Bianca London
    As many women know only too well, finding a dress that fits like a glove is no easy task. But a new dress, created using a 3D printer, may be the answer to every woman's style woes. A design studio have used 3D printing technology to create an innovative dress customised to a woman’s body. The dress, which costs a staggering £1,900 ($3,000) to print, features 2,279 printed panels interconnected by 3,316 hinges. Creators Nervous System call it a ‘4D dress’ as, like fabric, the printed garment can go from a compressed object to its intended shape. Jessica Rosenkrantz, co-founder...
  • Five Pro-Abortion Male Celebrities Pro-Lifers Should Boycott

    12/14/2014 10:38:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/8/11 | Kristen Walker
    Yesterday I told you about five famous women whose TV shows and movies I refuse to watch because of their very public pro-abortion views and, in most cases, their financial support of Planned Parenthood. Today, I’ll tell you about five male celebrities I boycott. Famous men are less likely in general to be vocally pro-choice, as the issue is still mistakenly viewed by some — especially pro-abortion advocates — as one in which men should have no say. This is ridiculous, since abortion is not just a women’s issue but a human rights issue. Also, organizations are less likely to...
  • HBO's True Detective VS CBS' Elementary

    12/11/2014 9:58:15 PM PST · by mylife · 65 replies
    HBO/CBS ^ | 12/11/14 | nylife
    Thoughts on the two programs? I love a good sleuthing show, but Elementary seems to muck up 100+ years of Sir Author Conan Doyle to me.
  • And the Bum Steer of the Year Is . . . (Wendy Davis)

    12/11/2014 7:42:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | December 10, 2014 | Texas Monthly Staff
    as 2014 the year of the Un–Bum Steer? So many of our usual suspects behaved themselves (more or less) that we wondered if something was amiss. Texas A&M didn’t do anything too Aggie-like, the Dallas Cowboys were actually in the playoff hunt for a change, and Matthew McConaughey minded his p’s and q’s while picking up an Oscar along the way. Thankfully, politics didn’t let us down. Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury for abusing his power and coercing a public servant, and he celebrated having his mug shot taken with a jaunt to buy frozen custard....
  • 9 Kissing Pets Demonstrating How To Smooch [images]

    12/11/2014 1:34:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 04, 2014 | Lindsey Robertson
    1. Sometimes you need to STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING ... and grab a smooch.  (Reddit: Wot_Gorilla_2112)2. If you're sneaky enough, you might be able to steal a kiss.  (Reddit: vicklawl)3. Sometimes kisses can throw off your balance.  (Giphy)4. Surprise smooches are often the most exciting.  (Reddit: shes_a_gdb)5. Don't be koi — er, coy — when giving kisses.  (Reddit: RioPacheco)6. There's no shame in asking for kisses.  (Reddit: BeNintendo)7. Smooshy smooches are easily the best.  (Reddit: milestrong)8. Usually your heart is in the right place, even if your mouth isn't.  (Reddit: warblicious)9. Drive-by smooches will always keep them guessing.  (Reddit: BeNintendo) ...
  • This viral video is changing minds about abortion

    12/10/2014 4:58:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Becky Yeh
    What do abortionists truly believe about the humanity of preborn children, and what do they admit about the violent late-term abortion procedures they perform when they do not realize the cameras are rolling? Live Action‘s “What is Human?” undercover investigation probes America’s late-term abortion industry, and reveals chilling admissions from abortionists on the humanity of children in the womb. The video, which has garnered millions of views on Facebook and over 60,000 views on YouTube, exposes the violent and inhumane nature of late-term abortion procedures that occur daily in abortion facilities. “What is Human?” details the willingness of abortionists to...
  • Antitrust case against Apple on its last legs

    12/09/2014 2:34:08 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 9, 2014 | Mark Berniker
    <p>The antitrust lawsuit against Apple is on its last legs after a federal judge dismissed the plaintiffs' last remaining witness.</p> <p>Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said Monday she was "concerned" and "troubled" by the remaining plaintiffs' witness in the class action case.</p>
  • Seriously Epic Drone Footage from Iceland to Get Your Heart and Wanderlust Racing

    12/08/2014 1:05:40 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Dec 7, 2014 | DL Cade
    If Patrick and Lee from Fstoppers and landscape/travel photographer Elia Locardi‘s goal was to get our hearts racing, they’ve succeeded in spades with the drone footage they just released from their time in Iceland. A “quick cut” of the best drone footage they’ve captured while in Iceland filming one portion of a much larger project, all of the video you see was filmed with a DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero 4 Silver and Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal.
  • Over 20 cuteness overload gifs via Imgur

    12/07/2014 11:50:45 AM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    IMGUR ^ | October 2014 | SuperiorSwede
    Link
  • Things that happened a while ago that someone caught on camera

    12/07/2014 11:28:54 AM PST · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    IMGUR ^ | December 6, 2014 | BrokenUnicorns
    Over 40 images in all.
  • http://cu.viralnova.com/ra-paulette/

    12/04/2014 8:04:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    http://cu.viralnova.com/ ^ | 11/28/14 | Laura Caseley
    Every day for the last decade, artist Ra Paulette has hiked alone into the sandstone mesas in northern New Mexico with a wheelbarrow and a backpack filled with tools. He heads to the sandstone caves and walks inside. But instead of being greeted with darkness, Paulette's caves are luminous places where the sunlight pours in thanks to carefully designed and excavated light tunnels, carved by Paulette himself.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Passed around by Bill Cosby, Hugh Hefner and dozens of Hollywood honchos

    12/04/2014 10:53:56 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/04/14
    Read at your own discretion at the link.
  • 10 Signs That Give Away the Fact That You Own a 3D Printer (Humor)

    12/04/2014 10:09:01 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    3D Print.com ^ | 4DEC2014 | EDDIE KRASSENSTEIN
    With the increasing popularity of certain movies, books, video games, and other technologies, comes the increasing awareness of new groups of individuals who relate to each other by a common interest which they share. We see this with Apple iPhone owners, Android smartphone users and the like. We also see this with fans of movies and TV shows; i.e. Star Trek (Trekkies). With the increasing awareness of 3D printing, comes a new group of people who are keen on learning all they can about the futuristic technology, and while they like it or not, they may just be becoming part...
  • Sony Hack: Studio Security Points to Inside Job

    12/04/2014 1:41:06 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Hollywoord Reporter ^ | December 3, 2014 | by Gregg Kilday and Tatiana Siegel
    It's the hack heard round Hollywood — and the world. Fallout from an unprecedented cyberattack that first hit Sony Pictures Entertainment on Nov. 24 continues to grow. The Culver City-based studio, now working with the FBI, was beginning to recover its computer systems when a trove of alleged studio and personnel secrets were spilled online. First, SPE was forced to shut down its companywide email; then five of its new and upcoming movies, including the Brad Pitt World War II film Fury and the musical remake Annie, were pirated and widely disseminated on file-sharing sites. Then the confidential information, allegedly...
  • "Ride the Ridge" from Danny MacAskill

    12/03/2014 5:16:35 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 8 replies
    I have posted some of this cat's stuff before, some of you may have seen it. As a cyclist I respect his skills, as a man I respect his courage, as an adventurer I respect his love of his land. Live long and prosper my brother. You Da Man, man!
  • Navy: Women secretly filmed in shower aboard sub

    12/03/2014 3:41:55 PM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies
    Navy Times | Dec. 3, 2014 | Meghann Myers, Staff writer
    Linky only per FR copyright rule.
  • Watercolorist Russell Black makes it Look Easy

    12/03/2014 2:43:25 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 7 replies
    Thunderbird Foundation | 12/03/2014 | Russell Black
    Here is a copy of the original line sketch on the watercolor paper. The starting point was in the lower left side, and this is one continuous line ending up with my signature in the lower right corner. You can also see "pause" points where I stopped (but never lifted the pencil off of the paper), to check spacing and dimension as I was moving over the subject. At no time was the pencil ever lifted off of the paper. Here is the finished product About Russell Black
  • Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth

    12/03/2014 9:15:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 3, 2014 | Nick Romeo
    As Michelangelo was finishing his famous sculpture David, a powerful patron appeared below the ladder on which he was standing and suggested that perhaps the nose was too thick. The artist came down and stood beside his patron to assess things. When the man looked away, Michelangelo quickly snatched a handful of dust and ascended again, pretending to tap his chisel and letting the dust slip between his fingers. Having altered nothing, he climbed down once more and waited for an opinion. The patron was delighted: “Oh, that’s much better! Now you’ve really brought it to life.” The anecdote is...
  • Nostalgic Images for your Enjoyment

    11/30/2014 11:03:47 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 102 replies
    IMGUR | 12/1/2014 | Dallas59
  • Abortionist: showing abortion diagrams is effective because abortion isn’t “pleasant”

    11/30/2014 7:26:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Dr. Suzanne Poppema, abortionist and author of the book Why I Am an Abortion Doctor, said the following: Abortion procedures are not aesthetically pleasant…There’s no question about that. You think these pictures the anti-abortion forces show in Congress are bad? I think if you started showing pictures of `normal’ [abortion] procedures, with forceps, those would be equally effective. Stephen Chapman “Is Partial Birth Abortion Really so Awful?” Chicago Tribune March 23, 1997 p 23 She is referring to the diagrams of a partial birth abortion that pro-lifers circulated in order to convince legislators and the public to oppose this method...
  • Just some Cars for your nostalgic enjoyment....

    11/29/2014 10:46:27 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 58 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 11/29/2014 | Dallas59
    Full Album Here
  • Vintage PHOTO: Circa 1952 - "Koko" The Poodle Takes A Cigarette Break

    11/29/2014 8:47:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    New York Journal-American: Photographic Morgue ^ | January 17, 1952 | PHOTOGRAPHER - Garber, Maurey
    Taking a break from soliciting support for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, "Koko" the poodle pauses for a cigarette.
  • Pro-life vid of day: Pro-aborts use Beyonce cut-out for protest

    11/28/2014 6:42:47 PM PST · by Morgana
    Jill Stanek ^ | 11/28/14 | Jill Stanek
    During a week of demonstrations in San Antonio, Texas, Created Equal used pro-life displays on the campus of Texas State University. They were accompanied by an angry “Greek chorus” of pro-choice counter-protesters, carrying signs covered with various slogans (including ones stating, “We’re not with them,” just to eliminate any apparent confusion). In the photo to the right (click to enlarge) it’s hard to tell which is more bizarre: the wide grin of the woman near a picture of dead baby carnage, or (just to the right of the woman with long black hair) a cut-out of Beyonce! The loud chants...
  • Anaheim's new ARTIC: icon or eyesore?

    11/24/2014 10:36:15 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 24, 2014 | Art Marroquin
    ANAHEIM – By day, county Supervisor Shawn Nelson sees a sand crab when he drives past the new transit hub in his district. By night, he thinks “disco roller rink” when colorful lights illuminate the building. “I don’t think this is what the taxpayers had in mind,” said Nelson, who is also board chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority. Many local architects, however, call the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, set to open Dec. 6., a modern marvel and the future of transportation.
  • Frank Zappa's Apostrophe re-release is a 'must for any serious rock lover'

    11/22/2014 1:36:23 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 89 replies
    Express ^ | November 6, 2014 | Paul Stewart
    FANS of rock's most avant grade figure will adore this 40th anniversary re-release of his cult 1974 album [snip]
  • Local Woman Latest To Come Forward Accusing Bill Cosby Of Being Sexual Predator

    11/21/2014 8:13:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    November 20, 2014 11:15 PM | Ralph Iannotti
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local woman is the latest of more than a dozen women to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of being a sexual predator. Renita Chaney Hill, 47, tells KDKA reporter Ralph Iannotti she was a 15-year-old model and aspiring actress when she first met Cosby back in the 1980s. He was in Pittsburgh looking for performers to appear in his educational television segments “Picture Pages,” which filmed in the city. Hill’s modeling agency recommended her and she got the job. She says she was star struck. “Promises of bright lights and fame. That’s where I thought I was...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Another actress accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault in Las Vegas hotel [#8 and counting]

    11/21/2014 8:10:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:30 AM | BY Nancy Dillon , Brian Niemietz , Chelsia Rose Marcius , Larry Mcshane
    A predatory Bill Cosby, in a freaky Las Vegas hotel scene, allegedly assaulted another actress — who was forced to fondle America’s Dad in his luxury suite. The naked Cosby was lying in wait before the 1992 ambush of model-actress Angela Leslie, a beauty who says she was targeted after sending the comedian a letter and photograph. “The main thing I want is for people to know him for who he really is,” Leslie told the Daily News on Thursday. “He’s not this dad of America.” After a driver delivered her to the hotel, she checked into her room before...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Three Ancient Greek Mosaics in the Ongoing Excavation in Zeugma, Turkey

    11/20/2014 11:15:08 PM PST · by ApplegateRanch · 18 replies
    Laughing Squid ^ | November 18, 2014 | Rebecca Escamilla
    The Zeugma excavation project conducted by Oxford Archaeology and supported by Packhard Humanities Institute and the Ministry of Culture of Turkey has recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma. Zeugma had received some press and support in 2000 after flooding caused by construction began to bury and damage artifacts in the region. The mosaics, created in the 2nd century BC, are constructed of boldly colored glass and are being covered for protection until excavation is complete. The head of the project, Professor Kutalmis Görkay, recently gave the Hurriyet Daily News more details about the plan...
  • Socialist Jack*ss OWNED in Rebuttal Video! (Russell Brand)

    11/18/2014 5:01:29 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 33 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/18/14 | Steven Crowder
    Russell Brand is one of Hollywood's favorite self-avowed liberal socialists. In this video, I wade through his asinine arguments so that YOU don't have to. He gonna be maaaaad. :)
  • Lenstag: A Free Online Gear Registry that Aims to End Camera and Lens Theft

    11/17/2014 6:14:41 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | NOV 14, 2014 | Michael Zhang
    Camera equipment has long been attractive to the eyes of thieves. After all, it’s generally portable, pricey, and a piece of cake to sell through channels such as Craigslist. In Northern California, robbers have begun targeting photojournalists at gunpoint in order to snatch their gear. Developer Trevor Sehrer, a Google engineer by day, has been working on a website that aims to help combat the theft of photography gear. It’s called Lenstag, and is an online equipment registry that makes it easier to report and track stolen cameras and lenses.
  • 'Band Aid Thirty'-British artists release new Christmas song against Ebola

    11/17/2014 8:16:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 43 replies
    Remember "Band Aid" back in 1985, the project that raised funds to help Africans during the huge drought they were having? Well, they've done it again, and this time, it's about Ebola. Midge Uri and Sir Bob Geldof teamed up again to re-do the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" with updated lyrics that change the focus from drought to the Ebola virus. Several British artists showed up for the song's taping, including the band One Direction, Seal, Sinead O'Connor, and Bono of U2. I watched the video and the song is pretty well-done with the new lyrics and all....
  • Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture

    11/16/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-15-14 | Jimmy Stamp
    n a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, geriatrician Louise Aronson advocated for a new type of building, one designed with an aging population in mind, which, she suggests, might be dubbed “silver” architecture. The idea came to her after taking her father to a top-notch, “green” medical center that was surprisingly unaccommodating for older patients. Sure, sustainability is important, but a building needs to do more than perform efficiently and attract millennials. Aronson notes: Such approaches once may have made sense from a business perspective, but current demographic realities are creating financial and practical reasons to build...
  • Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sign piano for Slidell veterans' project auction

    11/14/2014 11:26:58 AM PST · by BBell · 5 replies
    nola.com/ ^ | 11/14/14 | Sarah Bonnette
    Everybody loves the Beatles. That's the first thought that came to Slidell artist Lori Gomez's mind as she tried to come up with a theme to transform a century-old, donated piano into a work of art. The piano would be auctioned to help raise money to build veterans' homes in east St Tammany Parish, and so Gomez set about refurbishing and then painting the colorful Beatles artwork onto it.But two final touches have made the upright, antique piano more rare and valuable than anyone involved in the upcoming auction ever imagined: personal autographs by both Ringo Starr and Sir Paul...
  • Warhol's Elvis and Brando Works Fetch $151.5 Million at Auction

    11/13/2014 5:39:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2014 | Staff
    Christie's held the biggest art auction in history on Wednesday, selling $853 million worth of contemporary and post-war art, led by a pair of Andy Warhol works featuring multiple images of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando. The impressive haul beat Christie's high pre-sale estimate of $836 million. It was the fourth successive time since May 2013 that the auction house's post-war and contemporary sale broke the record for the highest-ever total of a single sale.