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  • The Million-Mile Lexus

    09/26/2019 6:12:56 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Road and ^ | Sep 24 2019 | Matt Farah
    Brands attempt to move upmarket all the time, but few succeed to the degree Lexus did with its first luxury car. I was 9 years old when my father traded in his 1988 Saab 900 Turbo for a new 1991 LS 400. I would invite my fourth-grade classmates over to the house and ask my dad to start the car—you could not believe it was actually running unless you looked at the eerie “ghost” dials. The Lexus was silent. It seemed so soft, so fast and quiet, that it was all that much more unbelievable when I told my friends...
  • Oscar-winning Love Story composer Francis Lai dies at 86

    11/08/2018 8:31:22 AM PST · by Borges · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/8/2018
    He was best-known for winning the prize for composing the memorable piano theme to the 1970 film Love Story. Crooner Andy Williams also released (Where Do I Begin?) Love Story in 1971, which was a hit single, peaking at number nine in the US chart. Lai also wrote the score for the 1966 film A Man and a Woman, with one song later chosen as BBC's Panorama's dramatic theme music.
  • 1,500-Year-Old Love Story Between a Persian Prince and a Korean Princess that Could Rewrite History

    06/26/2018 9:10:31 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | May 2018 | Mark Oliver
    More than a thousand years before the first European explorer reached Korea’s shores, the Persian Empire was writing love stories about Korean princesses. Recently, historians took a second look an old Persian epic written around 500 AD and realized that, at the center of the tale, was the unusual story of a Persian prince marrying a Korean princess. It’s an incredible discovery. Up until recently, we weren’t sure that the Persians of that time even knew Korea existed. This new revelation shows Persia didn’t just make contact with Korea – these countries were intimately connected. The story is called the...
  • Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

    08/17/2016 12:06:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 61 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/17/2016 | Carmel Dagan
    Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92. “Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time. Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93...
  • Homefront heroine: Sybil Stockdale’s fight for MIAs, POWs

    11/05/2015 10:27:08 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Seth Lipsky
    Sybil Stockdale is going to be buried Friday at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, where she’ll rest beside her husband, Vice Admiral James Stockdale. He was one of the greatest heroes in American history — and so was she. They are a pair to think about in our cynical and feminist age. He led a battered band of brothers to defy a barbaric foe holding them as prisoners of war in the dungeons of Hanoi. For this America would drape him with the Medal of Honor. On the other side of the world, Sybil Stockdale led an uprising of...
  • Nausea Alert: Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Coming to Theaters

    12/05/2014 2:44:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    nesbusters ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    It’s all about true love – not only for the Obamas, but also for the media. “The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obama’s romance is heading to the screen,” reported Deadline’s Jen Yamato on Dec. 5. The drama, “Southside With You,” will detail the Obama couple’s “epic first date” the summer of 1989 – consisting of the Art Institute, a long walk, and Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.” In July 2015, the filming will begin where their romance blossomed: Chicago. “Get On Up” actress Tika Sumpter will star as Michelle Obama – but the real question...
  • Let me tell you what my father got my mother for Christmas.

    12/23/2013 8:14:10 PM PST · by boycott · 56 replies
    Vanity | December 23, 2013 | boycott
    First of all, my father won't be here to give it to her this year. He passed away a few weeks ago. My father had cancer. He wasn't able to walk the last few months of his life so he was pretty much forced to stay in bed. He had picked out some jewelry he wanted to give my mother for Christmas and asked my sister to get it for him. Way too much was going on for all of us because of my father's condition but he was persistent and continued to ask her to go get the gift....
  • For WWII soldier's widow, a 60-year mystery finally solved

    06/10/2012 2:39:20 PM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 23 replies
    CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley ^ | June 5, 2012 | By Steve Hartman
    Peggy Harris of Vernon, Tex. never got a knock at the door, never got a telegram, never got anything definitive explaining what happened to her husband Billie during World War II. And so, in the absence of answers, she has remained dutiful to this day. . . . Wrote repeatedly, in fact, asking for any information about the fate of her husband. The last letter, in 2005, was directed to Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, who also happens to be vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. . . . Note: After this story aired, Rep. Thornberry's office issued an...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate

    04/16/2011 3:23:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate By Ben Geman - 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have “paralyzed” governments. Gore – who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement – was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students. “It’s true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy...
  • Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful

    08/17/2010 2:05:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Revolution Broadcasting ^ | 13 August 2010 | John O’Sullivan
    US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high. The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010). Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true. However, NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis...
  • Al and Tipper Gore to separate

    06/01/2010 9:25:59 AM PDT · by mainsail that · 274 replies · 12,821+ views
    Politico ^ | Politico
    Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday. In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend...
  • Erich Segal, ‘Love Story’ Author, Dies at 72

    01/20/2010 12:39:26 AM PST · by tlb · 15 replies · 859+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | BRUCE WEBER
    Erich Segal, a Yale classics professor turned popular writer whose first novel, “Love Story,” became a staggering commercial success if not quite a critical one when it appeared in 1970, died on Sunday at his home in London. He was 72. The cause was a heart attack.. Mr. Segal had been ill with Parkinson’s disease for 25 years. The novel spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list. It has sold tens of millions of copies and been translated into many languages. Released to great fanfare on the book’s coattails, the movie, starring Ryan O’Neal...
  • Longtime loves Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal to finally marry

    06/24/2009 12:52:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 33 replies · 1,669+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2009 | Cristina Everett
    Ryan O’Neal and longtime love Farrah Fawcett are finally getting married. "I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed," O'Neal, 68, tells Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview on ABC’s “20/20.” O’Neal says the couple, who have been together since 1980, "will" wed "as soon as she can, say yes ... Maybe we can just nod her head." "I promise you, we will," he told Walters. "Absolutely." The wedding is sure to be a high point in Fawcett’s three-year battle with anal cancer that has left the actress, 62, now "fighting for her life." As for the couple’s...
  • UCI asks: Why do people hate Al Gore?

    03/01/2009 9:29:06 PM PST · by melt · 53 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | 2/28/09 | Gary Robbins
    I’ve been asked to moderate a private seminar at UC Irvine next month that has a very provocative title: The Climate Change Dilemma — and Why People Hate Al Gore.” The seminar is being sponsored by Prosperitas, a small new group of “wealthy peers” which is partnering with with UCI’s Merage School of Business to explore hot topics. Hot, indeed. Virtually every time I write about the weather — and every time I write about climate change or global warming — I get lots of comments from readers, many which express a disgust or hatred of Gore, who shared the...
  • Gore TV Lands In Central Park (Can you “sell out” a free event?)

    10/05/2005 7:29:32 AM PDT · by dead · 25 replies · 850+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/5 | Adam Buckman
    October 5, 2005 -- A pep rally to be held tomorrow in Central Park for Al Gore's new cable channel for young people, Current TV, is sold out, according to the event's Web site. Tickets were free... Instructions on the site indicate that there might be some tickets at the entrance available to those who register online for a waiting list. The event, called "Take Back TV," is scheduled to run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield, best known as the site of SummerStage. Besides promoting the fledgling cable channel, Take Back TV is aimed...
  • The Hollywood-Media 'Million Dollar Baby' Hoax - (Triumph by Joan Swirsky!)

    12/24/2004 2:57:46 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 961+ views
    Nowhere is this more obvious than in the recent release of "Million Dollar Baby," the new Clint Eastwood film that trailers artfully convey as an endearing “relationship” movie between a gritty boxing manager and an even grittier female boxer wannabe, a sort of million-to-one-odds story that, viewers were assured, would have them in for a good ole sentimental cry – perfect for the Christmas season. When the movie debuted last week, the L.A. Film Critics immediately voted it runner-up for best picture of the year, it received five Golden Globe nominations, the National Board of Reviews promptly placed it on...
  • Gore demands six resignations

    05/26/2004 9:53:14 PM PDT · by kattracks · 90 replies · 759+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/04 | Amy Fagan
    <p>Citing what he called "arrogance, willfulness and bungling" by President Bush in his foreign policy, Al Gore yesterday blamed flawed policies for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners and said six administration officials should resign because of the Iraq situation.</p> <p>In a fiery speech at New York University -- sponsored by the political action committee of the liberal group -- the former vice president called for the resignations of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George J. Tenet, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and Douglas J. Feith and Stephen A. Cambone, both undersecretaries of defense.</p>
  • Love across the lines (Love story from Iraq)

    02/11/2004 3:21:41 PM PST · by gdyniawitawa · 4 replies · 188+ views
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday February 11, 2004
    Love across the lines It was never going to be easy for the American sergeant and the Iraqi doctor who fell in love in Baghdad - he was kicked out of the army and the country and she was threatened in the street. But now the couple, who married last August and haven't seen each other since, are to be reunited. They talk to Julian Borger Saddam Hussein is reputed to be a big Shakespeare fan. He particularly likes The Taming of the Shrew and, more oddly, Romeo and Juliet. For some reason, the ex-dictator believes the tale of the...
  • Did Freepers witness a test takedown of the Internet in preparation for War?

    02/18/2003 12:52:46 PM PST · by acnielsen guy · 114 replies · 392+ views
    Self | 02/18/03 | acnielsen
    At 4:15am EST a strange thing happened on the Internet. Two Freepers were posting pictures and communicating with each other, one in Spain and the other in Florida. Suddenly all logos and pictures filed to appear on the separate sites although the text did. Up to that time the refresh time was two to three seconds. A single server going down or a photographic site disabled is common and would not be a cause for concern. But when servers in two different countries are affected at precisely the same time with only graphics involved then we have a very unusual...