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Sean Cowen has been at 23 events

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Tech Times T-Lounge159Join @109147574323970937362 & @112711494543746598839 as we broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas for the kick off event to @114786898916421737866 2015: *CES Unveiled* We will be hanging out and streaming all the cool technology we see with our video host and director of social, @111048918866742956374 who will be joined as well by @103883275526489130828 and @101618838660572321623  We welcome your comments and questions at anytime and look forward to bringing you this year's innovative event at @112507134346032712650! Please visit our CES page for more breaking stories: http://www.techtimes.com/ces2015 Also subscribe to our @115229808208707341778 and watch more great CES coverage: https://www.youtube.com/user/tloungevideo/videos     #CESUnveiled   #TechTimesCES   #CES2015  CES 2015: CES Unveiled with Tech Times - Hangout On Air2015-01-05 01:00:0018  
Daria Musk3,665,270Hey everyone! I am so excited to bring you with me (virtually) to the famous Pace University Stage in New York City! It’s the same spot where they film the TV show “Inside The Actor’s Studio” and just like that show I’ll be sitting down for a passionate conversation about music, business, tech, being an “artistprenuer" and making what-you-love-what-you-do! And of course I’ll be singing for you and all the smarty-pants business and arts school students in the house too!  *YOU CAN RSVP & WATCH LIVE RIGHT HERE!* And quick! Zap me a note through Gchat if you want to be one of the 10 people featured in the actually Hangout on stage! I promise your gorgeous faces will be huuuuge! I’ve seen the screen, it’s one of the biggest we’ve had so far!! Can’t wait to sing our story to a whole new group of G+niuses and dreamers! *XO, Daria*Daria Musk Live At Pace University2014-10-21 18:15:00142  
Google Partners1,257,964In the past few months our Shopping team has covered Merchant Center and Shopping campaigns. For this Google Partners HOA, we'd like to cover some best practices for Product Listing Ads to improve on the performance for existing campaigns. We'll share tips and insights on how to optimize your ads by using tools such as the bid simulator or impression share. This will be a live Hangout On Air with a Q&A. Ask your questions on the event page, or via the Q&A app in the Hangout to get them answered live by Googlers Nicole Premo and Chris Azalde === For agencies in North America (required) we also invite you to join the Google Partners North America community where you can discuss tips and tricks for growing your business and making the most of Google products like AdWords, Analytics and YouTube - http://goo.gl/N3iIKQBest Practices from the Google Shopping Team2014-07-10 20:00:001002  
Sean Cowen57,267This is our LAUNCH DAY/PARTY event for the product I've been working so hard on, the @114238219828751986709! I'll be holding HANGOUTS throughout the day, showing you my company's plant and operations, and, of course, showing off this product we are so proud of. *You'll be among the first in the world to see it. LIVE!* I might even figure out a way to get a kiddie pool here in my office to show how cool this is (then you can see it in action). Who knows? There may be cocktails out early as well. Join me, even if you just want to say "hi" and offer your support. Tell a friend! *Look for prizes, giveaways, and more!*Global Launch of the Pool Netr™2014-06-27 21:00:0025  
Daria Musk3,665,270*HUGE HANGOUT CONCERT!* _This Wednesday, 5/21, I'll be playing and hanging out with *you* live from the world-famous House Of Blues in New Orleans! OMG!!_ I am so crazy excited about this G+niuses! Beyonce drops surprise albums, we drop surprise Hangout Concerts!!! Yeah, we woke up like dis.  *HOUSE OF BLUES HERE WE COME!* It's time for our first big blow-out Hangout Concert of the season and I can't imagine a cooler way to do it! This will be the _first_ interactive live concert from The House Of Blues, ever! And most importantly, it's featuring *you*! There will be a huge screen up on stage with your gorgeous faces on it as you join and watch the show live!! That means you'll be the real stars of the show, with the packed house "ooohing and aaahing" at your awesomeness. *WATCH & JOIN THE HANGOUT CONCERT LIVE:* Read below to see how you can hop into the Hangout and be live on-stage with me on Wednesday! Yay! _Here's your Hangout to do list:_ ✖ RSVP HERE! ✖ Let me know - in the comments - that you'd like to join live and see your face on the big screen! ✖ You'll get a private message from me and the team who will be running the Hangout backstage to confirm your VIP first-join status! ✖ Feel free to make fun signs to show off in the Hangout so the crowd at the venue and the global audience watching see how awesome you are! ✖ Spread the love and share this post (and the event page) so everyone can rock out with us!! ✖ Get ready to rock on Wednesday 5/21! _Cannot wait to look up and see you on stage with me!_ *XO, Daria* _Ps. This concert will be brought to you by CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. Empowering people. Amplifying Dreams._DARIA MUSK ★ HANGOUT CONCERT ★ LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES2014-05-22 02:45:00393  
Sony Pictures Entertainment0Join the first-ever movie-themed Google+ Shoppable Hangout for a LIVE Q&A Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, and Director Marc Webb  Watch and Share your thoughts on the  #SpiderManHangout"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" - LIVE Google+ Shoppable Hangout2014-04-21 23:00:001682  
The Huffington Post3,280,272  +The Huffington Post and +HitFix are excited to talk  2014 Television LIVE on Thursday, February 6 at 1pm ET / 10am PT with a panel of #awesomepeople  including TV Critics +Alan Sepinwall (What's Alan Watching?, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), Daniel Fienberg (the Fien print, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), +Maureen Ryan (Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan), and +matthew rappaport (+Hangout Conversations Host)! They will be examining the best shows to come and that have recently premiered in 2014 along with the premieres of some of your favorites (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and more!), taking your questions LIVE, a fun amount of mirth to be had and just asking "WHY?!" with certain series PLUS always surprises and epic moments! Happy to have you TUNE in G+ers :) Join us LIVE or Watch later! Please submit all questions, comments and other thoughts using the Q&A App in the corner of the video, list them on our watch page or Tweet us using  #huffposthitfixTV . Also, be sure to check out MOAR while you're waiting: Alan & Dan's fun, new Video Show &The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast http://www.hitfix.com/podcasts/firewall-iceberg Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan http://talkingtvwithryanandryan.libsyn.com/ What's Alan Watching? http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching  the Fien Print http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print Hangout Conversations http://www.youtube.com/hangoutconversations #television   #thewalkingdead   #tv2014   #gameofthrones   #truedetective   #firewallandiceberg   #seasonpremiereHuffPost & Hitfix 2014 Television Hangout On Air Roundtable2014-02-06 19:28:2040  
byron “von” rempel166,253Mostly doodling my day and the events that transpired, as well as talking about marketing and youtube and stuffdrawing my day and talking about marketing and stuff2013-12-18 04:13:287  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival398,181http://ugpff.com Live, interactive and showing in a city near you including New York, Singapore, Wellington, New Zealand, Seattle, Mexico and more.      • Watch great short films and web series.      • Interact with filmmakers live.      • Attend film panels with industry experts.      • Meet other filmmakers and film lovers. *Seattle Event Information:* RSVP here, limited seats available. http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/zh2ne64yk663gwz2f   The 3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival in partnership with +SnagFilms, is becoming the world's largest short film and web series festival.  Live and interactive, this global event celebrates the best in short cinema from around the world and allows the audience to attend a world class film festival from the comforts of their own home.   The future of film festivals is finally here.3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival2013-12-13 19:00:00468  
matthew rappaport217,367It's almost Halloween which means #nychirl3  and Surprise Hangouts On Air throughout between October 31 and November 3, 2013! More info on the New York City Event: https://plus.google.com/events/c0v0a356o41fa282ud92pqqt4lo It'll be mini surprises and feel free to suggest stuff here in NYC and Plussers popping in from all angles :)  #awesomesauce  +G+ Achievement Unlocked #nychirl3 : Hangouts On Air at any point during the Weekend / Halloween2013-11-01 03:00:0017  
HEATHER FAY1,849,582*WE DID IT!!*  Thanks to you YOU, my G+ Family, I am making my brand new album!!  You guys donated, supported and encouraged me and we surpassed our goal!  So now....It's time to *CELEBRATE*! Join me and my special guest +Tim Clary  for a fun celebration.  We'll hang, I'll play a few songs and Tim will *REVEAL* his awesome limited edition print that will be going to ALL who donated!  Can't wait to see you there!!HEATHER FAY - ALBUM FUNDRAISER CELEBRATION HANGOUT! (with Special Guest Tim Clary!)2013-04-12 02:30:0030  
Trey Ratcliff8,367,498Join us!  I'll be announcing a new big event in Japan at the end of the week at the Google HQ in Tokyo!  Also, we'll be catching up with +Thomas Hawk  +Cali Lewis +Clayton Morris +Gino Barasa and +Erica Joy  on the latest photography news... full-rez photos on Google+...  Comment-ranking changes on Facebook... backing up on the road and more! :) If you have live questions, come to http://www.StuckInCustoms.com and see the embedded player! :)Show #73: Photography Hangout with Thomas Hawk from ThomasHawk.com, Clayton Morris from Fox, Gino Barassa from Mars (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-09 04:00:00246  
Google for Nonprofits2,114,979In partnership with Google+, join us for a hangout celebration on World Water Day, March 22nd at 10:30 am PST! This year we are focused on raising awareness for the 780 million people that do not have access to clean water -- and what we can do together to solve the water crisis.              The hangout will feature representatives from +charity: water, +Water.org, +Water For People, +WaterAid, +PEOPLE WATER, +WHOLE WORLD Water, and be moderated by YouTube Star +Justine Ezarik. The participants will be discussing the water crisis at large, and how we can take action. #WorldWaterDay2013World Water Day Google+ Hangout Celebration2013-03-22 18:30:00461  
NASA2,359,092Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008337  
pio dal cin82,552Samantha will be sent with four other astronauts to the ISS where she will spend six months experimenting . Join me on a live Hangout where she will talk about her new great challange. She was chosen among thousands of candidates for the 2014 mission.Interview with Samantha Cristoforetti Astronaut on the ISS2013-02-15 17:00:00276  
FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS9,952For the first time ever, @103052407716987048126 is holding a HANGOUT. And it's not just any hangout - *it's a Mayan End of the World Party!* I figured since all good things must come to an end we might as well go out with a BANG! I'll be your host, @103333429938529668020, and I will be asking everyone who joins in to bring one thing: *your favorite songs*. Those songs that, if you had to meet your maker, you'd play before departing this big blue marble! They don't have to be from the 80s (my usual MO). They can be from ANY genre or style, any time period. Whatever makes you happy. And shouldn't we have some happiness so we can stick it to those grumpy Mayans?! I'll try to rotate people in all night long, we'll watch videos, have some drinks, share some laughs, and many of us will meet together for the first time. YOU, all of you, have made *FNS* what it is, and I wanted to share my last night with you! Anyone who follows our page is welcome to join in - and I'll likely be posting to the stream as well throughout. So - I hope you'll join me, and if they have a chance to drop in and say hello, I hope you'll get to meet a few of my co-conspirators, @116397559521404580243  @110434060057917582769 @107291158434082397409 @113489919044803972423 @104556905831991887746 and @103389452828130864950 if any of them are around! If not, it's just you and me and the whole world watching us have some fun!MAYAN WORLD'S END PARTY @ FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS2012-12-21 22:00:0015  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival398,181*Film Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-1/ *Film Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/the-unofficial-google-plus-film-festival/film-block-2/ *Film Block 3* http://youtu.be/BkZPiWB1mH0?t=17m5s *Web Series Block 1* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-1/ *Web Series Block 2* http://www.ugpff.com/web-series-block-2/ *Web Series Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/web-series-panel/ *Pitch Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/pitch-fest-submit-your-pitch-to-screenwriting-panelists/ *Producer Financing Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/producer-financing *Music Panel* http://www.ugpff.com/panels/music-panel/ We are getting ready to go live at +The Los Angeles Film School and to the world for our third block of films. Stay tuned for a great show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZPiWB1mH0 We will pass on a requests to the Google+ development team to include an option to message guests for future festivals!  Thanks. We are live with filmmakers from all over the world for our first block of short films. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjEmHYcGI4 The Pitch Panel. http://www.youtube.com/user/UGPFilmFestival?v=yuMmmfR8bK4 Web Series Block 1 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?hd=1&t=10m Web Series Block 2 http://youtu.be/VozU9Xxbg5g?t=1h18m22s The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival is an online, interactive, live, international short film festival featuring some of the best short films and web series out there. To be notified of the most accurate information for the festival visit: http://ugpff.com/signup *This years festival includes* 1. Great short films w/ live interactive Q&A sessions w/ the filmmakers. 2. Interactive film panels. 3. An interactive marketplace. 4. A public film festival lounge where anyone can interact with anyone attending. 5. Free live showings in both Los Angeles, CA and Asheville, NC. See our complete schedule of events here. http://goo.gl/NXxcN or add the complete event to your iCal http://goo.gl/WN1WV By using some of the tools of Google+ like Hangouts On Air, as well as the easy of the internet, we are able to bring the film festival experience to your living room or computer.  You will be able to interact directly with the filmmakers and participate as if you were actually sitting in a theater. Join us for many of our exciting events between Fri. Nov. 30 - Sun. Dec. 2, 2012 for our second annual film festival.  This event is *FREE* to anyone who wants to attend. Please share this event and help make this one of the most exciting events on Google+ (and beyond). Thank you, +Adam J. Cohen  #ugpff2012  Unofficial Google+ Film Festival - 2012 (Public Event)2012-12-01 22:30:001014  
Daria Musk3,665,270*You, Me & A LIttle Music History!* Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City! *How To Join The Hangout!* ★ RSVP Right Here! ★ Circle @109766514680275896293  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts ★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle! ★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible! ★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDv *Tell Me More...* I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action! This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks!  And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :) *One More Surprise* is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;) XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00369  
Ryan Van Sickle778,502*HOPE RISING* *_A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR Concert_* *Thursday, November 8th at 9PM EST*  *Host @111048918866742956374 Along with* *Singer Songwriters @102002299339025067376 @107291158434082397409 & Friends* *Charities* The Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/ New York Cares - http://www.nycares.org/ *We would love for you all to participate, so from 10PM - 11PM it will be open to anyone wanting to tell their story or share a song.* Photo by @114242552432938641752 & Poster by @117344786984788205452 HOPE RISING A Hurricane Sandy Benefit ON AIR Concert w/ Heather Fay, Ryan Van Sickle, Matthew Rappaport & Friends2012-11-09 03:00:00227  
Jessica Northey1,815,482Join @115263347034954886450  Wednesday October 24th starting 5pm PT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eDGGFu-Ok9w We'll be talking about Americana and folk music with @115355394914388821672, @101855386466968203040, @102002299339025067376, @107291158434082397409 as well as @111956683258824284439  We'll talk about what Americana music is and some performances showing difference styles! A few weeks ago, I wrote about the never-ending debate about the definition of Country Music. As tough as that is, it’s nothing compared to how one defines the term “Americana.”  In writing about this topic, I’m going to be (gasp!) honest about my thoughts – as they were when you first started hearing the term to describe a musical genre. There were several artists who had been favorites of the Country genre who no longer found themselves played on mainstream radio. Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris were two examples of this. Crowell had a string of top tens from 1988-1992, but all of a sudden his name disappeared from radio playlists. The same happened to Emmylou Harris following her 1988 top ten “Heartbreak Hill.” Critics of the musical format said it was that Country Music had changed – and gotten more pop and rock influenced. That is true – but, only halfway. If you listen to some of Harris’s post 1992 work, as well as Crowell’s, you’ll find some different sounds and subject matter that they weren’t doing earlier. That’s not saying they weren’t doing great music – but it WAS different than their own music that was played on top-40 Country radio just a few years earlier. So, (at least in my mind), that’s how the Americana format was born– as a place for acts who weren’t getting the commercial reception that they once had. Ok, I know I just offended several of my friends with that – but that’s my opinion. I never said that the music was bad, just different. Twenty years later, the definition of Americana is not that simple in my mind. One of the best albums of late in the format is Radney Foster’s current album, DEL RIO, TEXAS REVISITED: UNPLUGGED AND LONESOME , is a stunning re-take on his classic 1992 album DEL RIO, TEXAS 1959. The songs are the same that were radio hits back in the early 1990s. They were Country then, what changed? When artists like Patty Loveless release new projects, they get a warmer reception in the Americana format than Country – and this is by an artist that is a former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Granted, she wasn’t cutting Bluegrass music back in 1988 as her last album was, but the voice is still as pure and stunning as ever. But, Americana reaches far beyond the Country format. There’s tinges of Blues, Rock, Gospel, and Bluegrass that are sprinkled throughout. So, is Americana “anything outside of the mainstream?” I don’t know. The Civil Wars, a critical favorite, recently collaborated with Taylor Swift on “Safe and Sound.” What do you call that?  Part of my continuing education concerning “Americana” Americana & Folk Music Twangout with Twang Nation's Baron Lane, Joe Whyte, Heather Fay and Ryan Van Sickle.2012-10-25 02:00:0046  
Billy Wilson1,546,127It's now the 29th episode of my weekly on air G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 thank you guys for being so supportive! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining Caricature Artist @105046530334806680420; @103333429938529668020 who's quite known around G+ and is the host of @103052407716987048126; Geek, Writer, and Host @100035762233109552669; Tea Enthusiast and the person behind the Google+ Book Club @117665613028757061169 who's going to be talking to us about her new show called "Family By the Fireside"; Country Music Chat Host @105901258272269401150; and Special Musical Guest @101758878457837294885 ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show by commenting on this event once the show is live! Thank you so much for a lively thread last episode! The episode will be live on this event and the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #29: Caricatures, M Monica's New Show, Live Music and More! (On Air Hangout)2012-10-20 04:00:00143  
Google Play8,340,300Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout   ABOUT THE MOVIE: Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006790  
Ryan Van Sickle778,502ON AIR Hangout Concert  Tuesday, August 7th @ 8PM ESTRyan Van Sickle Pre NYC HIRL2 Hangout CONCERT w/ Matthew Rappaport2012-08-08 02:00:0027  

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Ruta a la Patagonia30,340┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Patagonian Gems v29 CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_________________________________________________●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼*This is the Patagonian Gems v29 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note: ● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen   Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos en: www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-05-03 17:49:39501131617
Daniel Mihai Popescu77,494Circle 0No beginning, no end...Enjoy, dear friends :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  I hope this time you receive the notification :)(if not, it will appear anyway in +CircleCount )A "+1" will be perfect!2015-05-03 15:32:10465000
Grand Prince Hotel Dhaka Bangladesh399#CircleShare Update v.5.0!I'm dishing out another #googlecircleshare for my #marketing friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have and influence in the marketing industry.they vary from successful and just starting out bu are all incredibly good people. wihout a dout, if you add them. you will have and even better google plus experience as the add you to their circles, plus share and comment on your posts. ............................................................................if you would like to be include on my next circle just follow these simple steps.1) Make sure you have already add me into your circles2) Plus comment and re-share this post in publicPlease make sure you plus re-share and comment on the original post otherwise I may miss it ( and we don't want that)............................................................................if you do not want to be included in a google circle please please write a message. I don't want to feel like your being spammed :)(The people who have interactive with my last share will be included in the comments below.)2015-05-03 15:20:51501191
Bearman Cartoons83,981Get into the 2015 Charity Challenge Circle!!!These great people helped spread the word of my 2014 Charity Challenge.  I am going to create a similar circle for anyone who publicly shares the following linked post detailing the 2015 Charity Challenge:https://plus.google.com/+BearmanCartoons/posts/Re6rmZ8AKxmSharing this circle won't get you credit...click the link and share that.  :)2015-05-01 13:32:02152017
John Hannah20,238Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and #share this #circle!#AksumitEmpirSyroGreemsionaries #who #arriveby #way #ReSewerresponsiblfor #logicadevelopmentIn #early #tcentury #newly #formeArabian #anrulsincludesmalfamily #groups #huntergarers #sucas #San #peopern #larger #morstructuregroups #sucas #family #clan #groupings #Bantuspeakinpeoples #centraern #aneastern #heavily #structureclan2015-05-01 06:10:37369221639
Daniel Mihai Popescu76,903Music, Twitter and SciFiThis is my most recent created circle. It has a few surprises, and I'm sure you'll like it. The most important thing I recommend you to do is to add it for your own good. I have just "cleaned" a little bit through all my other circles, and this one here was perfected in three whole months. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircles   #maximumperformance  I'm not going to mention anyone, if you will receive a notification it will be even better, the circle will appear on +CircleCount in no time.A "+1" will be appreciated, but only if you don't forget, or you'll have the time :)Thank you!2015-04-28 21:49:39491000
Mamy Shimomatsu5,368【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.4Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-28 06:59:44418000
Mariana Lopez de Waard25,681via +Richard Watkins *MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!*#expandewitir #knowledgeOr #etymologicahyposes #been #postulatefor #ancient #nam #stcentury #Jewhrian #Flavius #Josephus #Ant #assertethat #it #namefor #Epher #grandson #Abraham #accordin #Gen #whosdescendants #hclaimehainvadeLibyador #Sevillin #EtymologiaXIV  #severaspecies #early #apelikhumans #thought #evolvein #modern #man2015-04-27 12:29:39201112
Richard Watkins80*MAZING  N E W  #CIRCLE  WITH VERY INTERACTIVE PEOPLE!Share and be shared!*#expandewitir #knowledgeOr #etymologicahyposes #been #postulatefor #ancient #nam #stcentury #Jewhrian #Flavius #Josephus #Ant #assertethat #it #namefor #Epher #grandson #Abraham #accordin #Gen #whosdescendants #hclaimehainvadeLibyador #Sevillin #EtymologiaXIV  #severaspecies #early #apelikhumans #thought #evolvein #modern #man2015-04-27 10:58:1420110717
Mamy Shimomatsu5,368【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.4Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-27 01:57:45418015
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,972#FF   #followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2015-04-24 18:39:4321732029
Mamy Shimomatsu5,257【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.3.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-24 05:02:49418004
Damon Kinney2,585Circle share text>I’m Dishing out another circle share Active - Engaging G+'ers Group number 14.... #circleshare     for my #marketing     friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have influence in the marketing industry.They vary from successful and just starting out but all are incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next Circle share, just follow these simple steps1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Re-share this post* in Public*Please make sure you Plus, re-share and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don’t want that)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a Google Circle share please shoot me a message. I don’t want you to feel like you are being spammed :)2015-04-23 12:36:04474114
Damon Kinney2,585Circle share text>I’m Dishing out another circle share Active - Engaging G+'ers Group Number 18 ......#circleshare     for my #marketing     friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have influence in the marketing industry.They vary from successful and just starting out but all are incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next Circle share, just follow these simple steps1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Re-share this post* in Public*Please make sure you Plus, re-share and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don’t want that)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a Google Circle share please shoot me a message. I don’t want you to feel like you are being spammed :)2015-04-23 12:34:25474126
Allan watson26,270Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Atlas #World #Washington #DC #National #Geographic #issue #Population #December #ebcom #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Chicago #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Inc #to #b #National #Geographic #Atlas #World #th #ed #Washington #Brief #No #February #includes2015-04-23 06:59:594045616
Neil Bailey16,371If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#Pacific #Affairs #Background #Note #North #Korea #US #State #Department #Archived #original #Retrieved #Check #date #values #in #date= #help #His #Holinesss #Teachings #at #TCVA #Brief #Biography #Office #His #Holiness #Dalai #Lama #Dalailamacom #Archived #original #May #Retrieved 2015-04-22 10:02:17386262233
Tourej Ansari46,244This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you streamBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this #Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.I will thankful if you plus, Include me in your circles and share this circle! #Charlotte   #NorthCarolina  2015-04-21 04:56:451750114
Mamy Shimomatsu4,863【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.8.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-20 03:31:52417000
Colin Wilson23,790This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#school #thought #Carvaka #preached #enjoyment #material #world #religions #Hinduism #Buddhism #Jainism #d #Sikhism #originated #South #particularly #Japan #Prize #Physicsfor #his #work #scattering #light #discovery #effect #named #after #himAmartya #Sen #born #November #an #Indian #economist #who #was #awarded #Nobel 2015-04-17 11:13:19428181231
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,374+Steve Golfing here is my awesome men who comment circle2015-04-13 14:37:43216000
River Hell - GFX Leader For River0XBOX VIDEO GAMING CIRCLEAll these people play xbox.. Bring on the geek! Add them to add more gaming to your stream... Add these people.. many are new to G+ and lots post about gaming! Cleaned from non active... If you are in this circle... share it! ENJOY! :)Mobile Link to Circle: https://plus.google.com/107982618909749811163/posts/WWp7XjC5Gk9 #xbox #gaming #videogamesTo be included in my next circle share follow these steps1. Subscribe to me on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMy_8-shpPNpfORQBCR3yw2. follow me on google+3. both steps above a musts to be in the next circle shareTHANK YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY2015-04-12 23:00:31200001
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,172#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2015-04-10 17:17:1321547061
Ryan Johnson29,473This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#religions #of #Judaism #Christianity #Islam #and #Baháí #Faith #originated #in #West #Asia #Judaism #the #oldest #of #the #Abrahamic #faiths #is #Cyprus #Georgia #and #Asian #Russia #Eastern #Orthodoxy #is #the #predominant #religion #Various #Christian #denominations #have #adherents #in #portions #of 2015-04-10 05:21:00461103
Air Conditioner Point0Adding people, building community, Sharing things. #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday  2015-04-09 16:31:39429000
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,028this is my awesome men who comment circle  cc +Curt Cranfield 2015-04-09 00:05:302161606
Colin Wilson22,492This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#in #East #and #Southeast #Asia #particularly #in #China #Taiwan #South #Korea #Japan #India #the #Philippines #and #Singapore #Japan #and #South #Korea #continue #to #dominate #in #the #area #of #multinational #corporations #but #increasingly #the #PRC #and #India #are #making #significant 2015-04-06 05:59:55409232144
Mamy Shimomatsu4,147【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.7Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-06 03:05:09416003
George Clark17,675If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#Japanese #currency #reached #a #record #high #of #yenUS$ #Economic #growth #in #Asia #since #World #War #II #to #the #s #had #been #concentrated #in #Japan #as #well #as #the #four #regions #of #South #Korea #Taiwan #Hong #Kong #and2015-04-02 09:46:124109415
Divergent Travelers10,495Divergent Travelers Circle March 30, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-30 19:50:53501000
Divergent Travelers10,495Divergent Travelers Circle March 30, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-30 19:49:51501000
Divergent Travelers10,495Divergent Travelers Circle March 30, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-30 19:48:30501000
Divergent Travelers10,495Divergent Travelers Circle March 30, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-30 19:47:29501000
Divergent Travelers10,495Divergent Travelers Circle March 30, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow   #circle #addus #travel  2015-03-30 19:45:45501113
Михаил Пушкарев973#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-03-30 16:23:07499415
Divergent Travelers10,304Divergent Travelers Circle March 26, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-26 20:14:01501000
Divergent Travelers10,304Divergent Travelers Circle March 26, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-26 20:13:13501000
Divergent Travelers10,304Divergent Travelers Circle March 26, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-26 20:12:29501000
Divergent Travelers10,304Divergent Travelers Circle March 26, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-26 20:11:42501000
Divergent Travelers10,304Divergent Travelers Circle March 26, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-26 20:10:45501000
Divergent Travelers10,304Divergent Travelers Circle March 26, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-26 20:08:44501000
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Mamy Shimomatsu3,671 #sharedcircle #circleoftheweek 【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.9.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing 2015-03-26 03:11:57414005
Becky Collins25,271Business Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2015-03-25 05:32:07479247
Divergent Travelers10,115Divergent Travelers Circle March 20, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY!2015-03-23 14:18:22501000
Divergent Travelers10,046 Divergent Travelers Circle March 20, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow2015-03-23 13:29:22501000
Divergent Travelers10,046Divergent Travelers Circle March 20, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+#travel #blogging #members #followforfollow2015-03-23 13:00:31501001
Divergent Travelers10,046 Divergent Travelers Circle March 20, 2015 ADD US AND GROW!Let's break 500 shares again and keep the Divergent Travelers Circle Going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when completeWE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEN UN-FOLLOW! THIS IS ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO + PHOTOS. JOIN US TODAY! http://www.divergenttravelers.com/ #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #google+ #travel #blogging #members #followforfollow  2015-03-23 12:24:24501000
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2015-05-18 04:16:13 (79 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Heartbroken

I can barely type these words ... but on Friday at 5pm I went and fed our dogs Atticus and Meg. By six, neighbors were yelling and our entire barn was engulfed in flames.

Our beautiful dogs - who I feed everyday and who I spend time with and play with out in their barn house - who I love to death and trudged through rain and sleet and snow for for eight years, died. We tried to save them but the flames were too intense and we couldn't cut into their pen in time. They suffered so badly and we had to end their misery. It's some of the worst pain I've felt my entire life. I know Blaine feels the same way.

On Saturday, I was their daddy one last time when I carefully wrapped them and carried them about 50 yards away to put them into the graves I dug for them. It's a lovely spot, shaded under trees with a view of the surrounding fields. I said... more »

Most reshares: 159

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2015-05-20 05:15:49 (23 comments, 159 reshares, 1042 +1s)Open 

Art Nouveau TARDIS Art from Doctor Who

From Koroa -- "Art Nouveau TARDIS with a very pretty Dalek and my favourite Doctor Who quotes..."

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing.

#doctorwho   #tardis   #artnouveau   #wibblywobbly   #g33k  

via/ society6.com/product/art-nouveau-tardis_print#1=45

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2015-05-20 05:15:49 (23 comments, 159 reshares, 1042 +1s)Open 

Art Nouveau TARDIS Art from Doctor Who

From Koroa -- "Art Nouveau TARDIS with a very pretty Dalek and my favourite Doctor Who quotes..."

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing.

#doctorwho   #tardis   #artnouveau   #wibblywobbly   #g33k  

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2015-05-28 05:35:19 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Captain America Shield Watch

NOT MADE OF VIBRANIUM-STEEL ALLOY

Looking for a way to simultaneously support your country while wearing your love for comic books on near your sleeve? Look no further than the Captain America Shield Watch. This watch has red, silver, and blue accents and features Cap's shield as its face.

Just a warning, though. While Cap's real shield can deflect bullets, swords, and the occasional space alien, these shields are made of steel and silicone and are not designed to deflect deadly things. You'll have to wait until we get vibranium-steel alloy in stock for that. But for now, this watch will make a very patriotic addition to your collection.

#captainamerica   #theavengers   #watch   #wristwatch   #marvel  

thinkgeek.com/product/172a/?cpg=pi

Captain America Shield Watch

NOT MADE OF VIBRANIUM-STEEL ALLOY

Looking for a way to simultaneously support your country while wearing your love for comic books on near your sleeve? Look no further than the Captain America Shield Watch. This watch has red, silver, and blue accents and features Cap's shield as its face.

Just a warning, though. While Cap's real shield can deflect bullets, swords, and the occasional space alien, these shields are made of steel and silicone and are not designed to deflect deadly things. You'll have to wait until we get vibranium-steel alloy in stock for that. But for now, this watch will make a very patriotic addition to your collection.

#captainamerica   #theavengers   #watch   #wristwatch   #marvel  

thinkgeek.com/product/172a/?cpg=pi___

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2015-05-28 04:44:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The Poetry Maker

Poems for $.50 in a small bookstore in San Francisco. Genius. I'm taking it further. My main man +byron rempel has been fiendishly trying to get caught up. You know the life of a struggling artist: they're always struggling. And since he's not a man of charity, this photo inspired me.

You've all had drawings done here, by people like Byron, and +Cliff Roth and a ton of other artists here -- but have you had an original poem written just for you? I'm going to do that for you, with a small $20 donation via Paypal to Byron's account at: idrawzombies@hotmail.com

You can choose the theme or topic(s) or keywords, or give me any guidance you'd like. I won't set a word minimum as poetry comes from deep in my soul, but I do promise to write until you're satisfied. As the writer, I'll retain the copyright... more »

The Poetry Maker

Poems for $.50 in a small bookstore in San Francisco. Genius. I'm taking it further. My main man +byron rempel has been fiendishly trying to get caught up. You know the life of a struggling artist: they're always struggling. And since he's not a man of charity, this photo inspired me.

You've all had drawings done here, by people like Byron, and +Cliff Roth and a ton of other artists here -- but have you had an original poem written just for you? I'm going to do that for you, with a small $20 donation via Paypal to Byron's account at: idrawzombies@hotmail.com

You can choose the theme or topic(s) or keywords, or give me any guidance you'd like. I won't set a word minimum as poetry comes from deep in my soul, but I do promise to write until you're satisfied. As the writer, I'll retain the copyright but you are welcome to use the poem in any way or medium in perpetuity as long as the writer (me) is mentioned as the author.

It will be yours to do with as you will: to bring joy or surprise to someone; to share your love wth others; to do whatever your imagination conjures.

Make a small donation, let me help a buddy, and let my inner artist shine!

About poetry

I've been writing poems for over 25 years. I started as an undergraduate when a grad professor noticed something in me and invited me to take his master's class in poetry writing. In my Prague years, I wrote many a poem, and started writing poetry again many years later. Here are a few samples from G+:

He Knew (A Tribute to the Fallen Soldier)
https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/4ZnKJ8cG3Q5

The Stars, Or When Infinite Seems So Small
https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/XB1sKMRvGTc

Y
https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/er4KjF6AdWN

The Showman in The Bedazzled Crocodile Suit
https://plus.google.com/+SeanCowen/posts/6kmdXCEythX

#poetry   #poems   #writer   #writerslife  

via/ spartanburgimagery.org/poetry.html

Once payment is made, tell Byron to tag me, and be sure to give me a way of sending you a PM via email. We'll have a pow-wow and see what I can create for you! Timeline TBD.___

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2015-05-27 05:12:22 (10 comments, 26 reshares, 175 +1s)Open 

The Golden Gate Bridge Opens to the Public On This Day In 1937

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a stunning technological and artistic achievement, opens to the public after five years of construction. On opening day–“Pedestrian Day”–some 200,000 bridge walkers marveled at the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge, which spans the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco and Marin County. On May 28, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic.

The concept of bridging the nearly mile-wide Golden Gate Strait was proposed as early as 1872, but it was not until the early 1920s that public opinion in San Francisco began to favor such an undertaking. In 1921, Cincinnati-born bridge engineer Joseph Strauss submitted a preliminary proposal: a combination suspension-cantilever that could be built for $27 million.Although ... more »

The Golden Gate Bridge Opens to the Public On This Day In 1937

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a stunning technological and artistic achievement, opens to the public after five years of construction. On opening day–“Pedestrian Day”–some 200,000 bridge walkers marveled at the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge, which spans the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco and Marin County. On May 28, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic.

The concept of bridging the nearly mile-wide Golden Gate Strait was proposed as early as 1872, but it was not until the early 1920s that public opinion in San Francisco began to favor such an undertaking. In 1921, Cincinnati-born bridge engineer Joseph Strauss submitted a preliminary proposal: a combination suspension-cantilever that could be built for $27 million. Although unsightly compared with the final result, his design was affordable, and Strauss became the recognized leader of the effort to bridge the Golden Gate Strait.

During the next few years, Strauss’ design evolved rapidly, thanks to the contributions of consulting engineer Leon S. Moisseiff, architect Irving F. Morrow, and others. Moisseiff’s concept of a simple suspension bridge was accepted by Strauss, and Morrow, along with his wife, Gertrude, developed the Golden Gate Bridge’s elegant Art Deco design. Morrow would later help choose the bridge’s trademark color: “international orange,” a brilliant vermilion color that resists rust and fading and suits the natural beauty of San Francisco and its picturesque sunsets. In 1929, Strauss was selected as chief engineer.

To finance the bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District was formed in 1928, consisting of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Del Norte, and parts of Mendocino and Napa counties. These counties agreed to collectively take out a large bond, which would then be paid back through bridge tolls. In November 1930, residents of the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District voted 3-1 to put their homes, farms, and businesses up as collateral to support a $35 million bond to build Strauss’ Golden Gate Bridge.

Construction began on January 5, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. Strauss and his workers overcame many difficulties: strong tides, frequent storms and fogs, and the problem of blasting rock 65 feet below the water to plant earthquake-proof foundations. Eleven men died during construction. On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened to great acclaim, a symbol of progress in the Bay Area during a time of economic crisis. At 4,200 feet, it was the longest bridge in the world until the completion of New York City’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1964. Today, the Golden Gate Bridge remains one of the world’s most recognizable architectural structures.

#goldengatebridge   #sanfrancisco   #california   #history   #americanhistory   #thegreatdepression  

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2015-05-27 04:01:32 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

The Final Syndicated The Far Side Comic by Gary Larson

The final syndicated The Far Side cartoon appeared in newspapers January 1, 1995. It has 2 panels which give a nod to The Wizard of Oz. A Glinda the Good Witch-type character tell "Gary" that he can go home any time by clicking his heels together and saying "There's no place like home."

Then "Gary" wakes up from the dream surrounded by family members that look just like regular Far Side characters. He tells them about his dream in which all the cows, cavemen, nerdy kids, etc. resembled them. 

It's perfect. You can find it in Volume 2, page 594 of The Complete Far Side.

#thefarside   #garylarson   #comicstrip   #surrealism   #comic   #surrealistichumor  

via/en.wik... more »

The Final Syndicated The Far Side Comic by Gary Larson

The final syndicated The Far Side cartoon appeared in newspapers January 1, 1995. It has 2 panels which give a nod to The Wizard of Oz. A Glinda the Good Witch-type character tell "Gary" that he can go home any time by clicking his heels together and saying "There's no place like home."

Then "Gary" wakes up from the dream surrounded by family members that look just like regular Far Side characters. He tells them about his dream in which all the cows, cavemen, nerdy kids, etc. resembled them. 

It's perfect. You can find it in Volume 2, page 594 of The Complete Far Side.

#thefarside   #garylarson   #comicstrip   #surrealism   #comic   #surrealistichumor  

via/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Far_Side___

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2015-05-27 03:16:40 (10 comments, 20 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Game of Thrones Cello Cover: Break of Reality

Not sure how I missed this a while back, but excellent work. Passionate!

Filmed at Kolo Klub in Hoboken, NJ. Produced by Break of Reality. Set stylist and direction: Heather Sanders (Tutu and Betz). Cellists: Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf and Brook Speltz. Percussionist: Ivan Trevino.

#gameofthrones   #cello   #coversong  

Game of Thrones Cello Cover: Break of Reality

Not sure how I missed this a while back, but excellent work. Passionate!

Filmed at Kolo Klub in Hoboken, NJ. Produced by Break of Reality. Set stylist and direction: Heather Sanders (Tutu and Betz). Cellists: Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf and Brook Speltz. Percussionist: Ivan Trevino.

#gameofthrones   #cello   #coversong  ___

2015-05-26 05:30:11 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The Space Conundrum

If you had the chance to go into space, and you knew you would never return to Earth again, ever, would you take it?

Maybe it's a Mars mission;  maybe it's part of a crew on a Deep Space mission. The question is, how far would you be willing to go to be a space explorer?

#spaceexploration   #astronaut   #mars   #spaceexplorer   #deepspace  

via/ blastr.com

The Space Conundrum

If you had the chance to go into space, and you knew you would never return to Earth again, ever, would you take it?

Maybe it's a Mars mission;  maybe it's part of a crew on a Deep Space mission. The question is, how far would you be willing to go to be a space explorer?

#spaceexploration   #astronaut   #mars   #spaceexplorer   #deepspace  

via/ blastr.com___

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2015-05-26 05:05:26 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Homeless Andy by Lee Jeffries

The angst, the suffering, all human emotions can be seen on Andy's face. This is a true picture of homelessness in America.

Few people ever care about the homeless. Why would they? It has nothing to do with them. But really, it has everything to do with them (you) because how we treat the lowest people in our society (or in any country's society) reflects on who we are as a nation.

What kind of people are we? Who do we stand up for? I stand up for those who need help; those peope who are experiencing hard times, and may be down on their luck. I stand up for people who can't help themselves, at that moment in their lives, and who need a little push and encouragement. 

Seeing a picture like this kills me, and makes me sad to be an American on some days. All this Bible Thumping and so few people... more »

Homeless Andy by Lee Jeffries

The angst, the suffering, all human emotions can be seen on Andy's face. This is a true picture of homelessness in America.

Few people ever care about the homeless. Why would they? It has nothing to do with them. But really, it has everything to do with them (you) because how we treat the lowest people in our society (or in any country's society) reflects on who we are as a nation.

What kind of people are we? Who do we stand up for? I stand up for those who need help; those peope who are experiencing hard times, and may be down on their luck. I stand up for people who can't help themselves, at that moment in their lives, and who need a little push and encouragement. 

Seeing a picture like this kills me, and makes me sad to be an American on some days. All this Bible Thumping and so few people ready to stand for a cause, and to help their fellow man (or woman). It sickens me. Human kindness should be our aspiration 365 days a year. We should have learned all the lessons from A Christmas Carol, but we never did, and we rarely do.

Circle +Helping Others and help me support others who are trying to make a difference. Who are trying, one Andy at a time, to make a goddamn difference! And do whatever you can to help the Andy's you run across in your neighbourhoods.

#homelessness   #homeless   #helpingothers   #doinggood   #miami  

via/ bit.ly/HelpingAndy___

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2015-05-26 04:39:49 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Old Hollywood & New Hollywood: The Best Movie Quotes Ever

What are the best (or most memorable, or favourite) MOVIE QUOTES you can think of, off the top of your head - from any genre, any decade, any film. GO!

Off the top of my head, I can instantly think of five:

"Go ahead, make my day." - Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." - Vito Corleone, The Godfather

"E.T. phone home." - E.T. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

"Rosebud." - Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane

"I am big! It's the pictures that got small." - Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard

#oldhollywood   #movies   #film   #screenwriting   #moviequotes   #cinema  

via/ cinemisery.wordpress.com

Old Hollywood & New Hollywood: The Best Movie Quotes Ever

What are the best (or most memorable, or favourite) MOVIE QUOTES you can think of, off the top of your head - from any genre, any decade, any film. GO!

Off the top of my head, I can instantly think of five:

"Go ahead, make my day." - Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." - Vito Corleone, The Godfather

"E.T. phone home." - E.T. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

"Rosebud." - Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane

"I am big! It's the pictures that got small." - Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard

#oldhollywood   #movies   #film   #screenwriting   #moviequotes   #cinema  

via/ cinemisery.wordpress.com___

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2015-05-25 05:04:56 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Cowboy Happiness

How happy would you say you are, overall?

Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics.

There has been a transition over time from emphasis on the happiness of virtue to the virtue of happiness.

A widely discussed political value expressed in the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776, written by Thomas Jefferson, is the universal right to "the pursuit of happiness."

Happiness is a fuzzy concept and can mean many different things to many people. Part of the challenge of a science of happiness is to identify different concepts of happiness, and where applicable, split them into their components.... more »

Cowboy Happiness

How happy would you say you are, overall?

Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics.

There has been a transition over time from emphasis on the happiness of virtue to the virtue of happiness.

A widely discussed political value expressed in the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776, written by Thomas Jefferson, is the universal right to "the pursuit of happiness."

Happiness is a fuzzy concept and can mean many different things to many people. Part of the challenge of a science of happiness is to identify different concepts of happiness, and where applicable, split them into their components. Related concepts are well-being, quality of life and flourishing. At least one author defines happiness as contentment. Some commentators focus on the difference between the hedonistic tradition of seeking pleasant and avoiding unpleasant experiences, and the eudaimonic tradition of living life in a full and deeply satisfying way.

The 2012 World Happiness Report stated that in subjective well-being measures, the primary distinction is between cognitive life evaluations and emotional reports. Happiness is used in both life evaluation, as in “How happy are you with your life as a whole?”, and in emotional reports, as in “How happy are you now?,” and people seem able to use happiness as appropriate in these verbal contexts. Using these measures, the World Happiness Report identifies the countries with the highest levels of happiness.

So, again, how happy would you say you were, right now? And if you're not happy, what would it take to get you to that happiness?

#psychology   #happiness   #wellbeing  

via/ kihm2.wordpress.com/page/45/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness

I tried using tineye.com to track the original source, but the results are murky at best. As per usual in the world of sharing images...___

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2015-05-25 04:46:42 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Band of Brothers Motivational Posters

As this weekend in the USA is all about remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, I always make a point of re-watching Band of Brothers when I can (I've watched it in its entirety each year on Veteran's Day and some years on Memorial Day) and making sure I post some thoughts about the veterans of Easy Company.

While they were but one small part of the machine of WWII, I believe they all have amazing stories to tell - and that each soldier is in fact, Everyman.

#easycompany   #bandofbrothers   #memorialday2015  

Band of Brothers Motivational Posters - Lessons to be Learned from Veterans of Easy Company...

For Memorial Day, I finished another viewing of Band of Brothers. It's always my small way of honoring the troops and keeping their memories alive. Here's a cool set of Band of Brothers Motivational Posters.

The story of the Band of Brothers, World War II’s Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, has in recent times been made famous by historian Stephen Ambrose’s book and the HBO miniseries which chronicled their legendary exploits.

The men of Easy Company were a highly elite group; they made it through the demanding training of Camp Toccoa (including endless runs 3 miles up and 3 miles down Georgia’s Currahee Mountain), parachuted into Normandy for D-Day and Holland for Operation Market Garden, fought the Germans and the freezing cold in the Battle of the Bulge, liberated concentration camps, and secured the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s mountaintop retreat.

And yet these men never bragged about their service when they returned home. They simply got to work in building a life for themselves–enjoying their families, participating in their communities, and relishing the simple things in life.

Surviving members of the Band of Brothers will be the first to say that the attention given to their company is unfair, that there were plenty of other companies that were just as tough and courageous. It is simply that Easy Company has become a symbol, a representative of all the other men who gave valiant service in WWII.

Why do their stories fascinate and speak to us with such power? I think a letter written to Major Dick Winters illuminates the appeal of the Band of Brothers:

“Generals Eisenhower, Patton, and Montgomery, President Roosevelt, and Prime Minister Churchill were giants on a world stage. You and your men were different to me, though. You came from the cities, backgrounds, and places I came from. You had some of the same problems and situations. Your triumph was one of character more than ability or talent. I do not mean to imply that you or your men lacked talent and ability, but I could identify with your talents and abilities. I will never be able to speak like Churchill or have the ambition of Patton, but I can have the quiet determination of Easy Company. I can be a leader; I can be loyal; I can be a good comrade. These are the qualities that you and your men demonstrated under the harshest of conditions. Surely I can do the same in my normal life.”

Truly, these men can teach us much.

Once 16 million strong, there are now less than 2 million veterans of the Second World War still alive. And they are dying at a rate of 1,000 a day. Of the 366 men who at one point or another were part of WWII’s Easy Company (including originals, replacements, and transfers), only about 30 are still living today. 30.

#bandofbrothers #dday #worldwar2 #worldwarii #paratroopers #soldiers #memorialday #memorialday2012 #veterans #airborne #motivational #inspirational #normandy #battleofthebulge #easycompany

images + text via:: artofmanliness.com/2011/05/29/motivational-posters-from-the-band-of-brothers/___Band of Brothers Motivational Posters

As this weekend in the USA is all about remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, I always make a point of re-watching Band of Brothers when I can (I've watched it in its entirety each year on Veteran's Day and some years on Memorial Day) and making sure I post some thoughts about the veterans of Easy Company.

While they were but one small part of the machine of WWII, I believe they all have amazing stories to tell - and that each soldier is in fact, Everyman.

#easycompany   #bandofbrothers   #memorialday2015  

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2015-05-25 04:04:47 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Preserve Your Treasured Meories - Convert Slides and Negatives into JPEG's

This is something I've wanted for a while - a way of converting old slides and film negatives into jpeg's. It's from Hammacher Schlemmer (which usually is pricy) but this isn't bad at a buck-fifty. Now, if there was a converter also for existing photos, that would be cool, too.

#slides   #filmnegatives   #photography  

via/ hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=82847&refsku=79353

Preserve Your Treasured Meories - Convert Slides and Negatives into JPEG's

This is something I've wanted for a while - a way of converting old slides and film negatives into jpeg's. It's from Hammacher Schlemmer (which usually is pricy) but this isn't bad at a buck-fifty. Now, if there was a converter also for existing photos, that would be cool, too.

#slides   #filmnegatives   #photography  

via/ hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=82847&refsku=79353___

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2015-05-25 03:17:22 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

This has always been a favourite film, and sadly we say RIP to John Nash and his wife Alicia now...

#JohnNash   #abeautifulmind  

A Beautiful Mind

I vividly remember the first time I saw this film. I watched it alone, in a dark room, and I recall thinking that I had three screenplays in my mind that I wanted Russell Crowe to star in, after watching his performance.

He's always been one of my favourites - and this role was incredible for him. This film kept me captivated all the way to the last frames. I instantly saw him as the lead in a screenplay I had sketched out about the lives of Stanley and Livingstone in the 19th century in Africa. He is truly amazing! I think I might have to post my screenplay ideas out on G+ soon, as this  movie has been in my head for so many years now!

#abeautifulmind   #russellcrowe   #stanleyandlivingstone   #hollywood   #screenplay   #screenplaywriting  

Add this film to your Netflix queue if you've never seen it - it's worth your time!___This has always been a favourite film, and sadly we say RIP to John Nash and his wife Alicia now...

#JohnNash   #abeautifulmind  

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2015-05-24 04:29:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Yes.

Yes.___

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2015-05-24 03:56:55 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I'm reposting this again in the hopes it will save a few more lives. In light of my barn burning down last week, and losing my pets, I have a few additions:

Miscellaneous

1. Today, if you have additional structures on your property, like a shed or barn, immediately go and take hi-res photos of that structure. From all angles, and exactly measure the foundation of each structure. 

2. If you have anything in that structure, like tools or equipment, or lawnmowers etc -- take pictures of everything, and start a complete inventory sheet of all contents.

For the homeowner's insurance, we're havng to mentally remember all contents in our barn - all tools, all pieces of equipment. It's arduous and time-consuming. Take a weekend day this summer (or winter, where you may be) and make your list.

3. Do the same thing for all... more »

ARE YOU PREPARED? When a Major Disaster Hits, Will You Be Ready? Getting your Plans, Kits, and Go-Bag's ready for action

I'm posting this to SAVE LIVES and to get everyone to think about PREPAREDNESS as extreme weather days are just around the corner. You can PRINT A COPY of this using the link at the bottom.

Post any additional items you think should be included, based on your past experiences. 

After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted, such as running water, refrigeration, and telephones, may be unavailable. Experts recommend that you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days (I say six days in my rural area; that's how long it can take to get the electricity back on). Store your household disaster kit in an easily accessible location.  Put contents in a large, watertight container (e.g. a large plastic garbage can with a lid and wheels) that you can move easily. 

Your basic emergency kit should include:

Water – one gallon per person per day
Food – ready to eat or requiring minimal water
Manual can opener and other cooking supplies
Plates, utensils and other feeding supplies
First Aid kit & instructions
A copy of important documents & phone numbers
Warm clothes and rain gear for each family member.
Heavy work gloves
Disposable camera
Unscented liquid household bleach and an eyedropper for water purification
Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, hand sanitizer and soap
Plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows
Tools such as a crowbar, hammer & nails, staple gun, adjustable wrench and bungee cords.
Blanket or sleeping bag
Large heavy duty plastic bags and a plastic bucket for waste and sanitation
Any special-needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities. Don’t forget water and supplies for your pets.

A component of your disaster kit is your Go-bag.

Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container in case you must evacuate quickly.  Prepare one Go-bag for each family member and make sure each has an I.D. tag. You may not be at home when an emergency strikes so keep some additional supplies in your car and at work, considering what you would need for your immediate safety.

Flashlight
Radio – battery operated
Batteries
Whistle
Dust mask
Pocket knife
Emergency cash in small denominations and quarters for phone calls
Sturdy shoes, a change of clothes, and a warm hat
Local map
Some water and food
Permanent marker, paper and tape
Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes
List of emergency point-of -contact phone numbers
List of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food
Copy of health insurance and identification cards
Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
Prescription medications and first aid supplies
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Extra keys to your house and vehicle
Any special-needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities. Don’t forget to make a Go-bag for your pets.

#emergencypreparedness   #emergencykit   #firstaid   #gobag   #emergencysupplies   #supplies   #disasterpreparedness  

The Big Categories to Think About:

Household/Family

Talk with your family about potential disasters and why it's necessary to prepare for them. Involve each member of your family in the planning process. By showing them simple steps that can increase their safety, you can help reduce their anxiety about emergencies.

Make sure everyone knows where to find your disaster supply kit and Go-bags.
Have a flashlight and a pair of shoes under everyone’s bed in case there is an earthquake during the night. Use a plastic bag tied to the leg of the bed to keep these items from moving during an earthquake.
Plan where to meet after a disaster if your home becomes unsafe. Choose two places, one just outside your home and one outside your neighborhood in case you are told to evacuate. Be sure your gas tank is always at least half full.
Determine the best escape routes from your home. Try to identify two escape routes.
Make sure each member knows who your family’s out-of-state contact is and instruct them to call this person and tell him/her where they are.
Locate the gas main and other utilities and make sure family members know when and how to turn them off.
Practice your evacuation routes, Drop, Cover & Hold and Stop, Drop & Roll drills.
Teach each member of your family how to use a fire extinguisher.
Create emergency response cards for each of your family members.
Take into account the special needs of children, seniors or people with disabilities, family members that don’t speak English and pets.

Home Safety

During a disaster, ordinary objects in your home can cause injury or damage. However, there are simple steps you can take to make your home safer. Start by viewing each room with a “disaster eye” and identify potential hazards – bookshelves that could tip over in an earthquake and block exits or heavy objects that could fall and cause injury.

Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and change batteries every 6 months.
Move beds away from windows.
Move mirrors and heavy pictures away from couches or places where people sit.
Clear hallways and exits for easy evacuation.
Store heavy items on the lowest shelves.
Keep an ABC type fire extinguishers on each level and know how and when to use them.
Strap down your water heater and fit all gas appliances with a flexible gas supply line.
Store flammable or highly reactive chemicals (such as bleach, ammonia, paint thinners) securely and separate from each other.
Secure pictures and wall hangings and use restraints to secure heavy items such as bookcases and file cabinets.
Know how and when to switch off your utilities.
Ensure that all window safety bars have emergency releases.
Be sure your home number is visible from the street so emergency vehicles can find you.

Children

Plan:
Include your children in family discussions and planning for emergency safety.
Teach your children their basic personal information so they can identify themselves and get help if they become separated from a parent or guardian.
Prepare an emergency card with information for each child, including his/her full name, address, phone number, parent’s work number and out of state contact.
Know the policies of the school or daycare center your children attend. Make plans to have someone pick them up if you are unable to get to them.
Regularly update your child’s school with current emergency contact information and persons authorized to pick up your child from school.
Make sure each child knows the family’s alternate meeting sites if you are separated in a disaster and cannot return to your home.
Make sure each child knows how to reach your family’s out-of-state contact person.
Teach children to dial their home telephone number and Emergency 9-1-1.
Teach children what gas smells like and advise them to tell an adult if they smell gas after an emergency.
Warn children never to touch wires on poles or lying on the ground.
Role-play with children to help them remain calm in emergencies and to practice basic emergency responses such as evacuation routes, Drop, Cover & Hold and Stop, Drop & Roll.
Role-play with children as to what they should do if a parent is suddenly sick or injured.
Role-play with children on what to say when calling Emergency 9-1-1.

Kit:
Include a family picture and a favorite toy, game or book for each child in his/her Go-bag.
Include your child’s emergency card and include information on reunification locations and out-of-area contact.
Provide comfort food and treats for each child in your family disaster supplies kit.
Keep a recent photo of your children in your Go-bag.

Seniors & Disabled

Set up a Personal Support Network: Designate someone to check on you in an emergency and to help with evacuation or sheltering-in-place.
Prepare and carry with you an emergency health information card: This will help you to communicate if you are found unconscious or incoherent. Include information about your medications, adaptive equipment, blood type, allergies and sensitivities, insurance numbers, immunization dates, communication difficulties and preferred treatment, as well as contact information for your health providers, personal support network and emergency contacts.
Personal Care Assistance: If you receive assistance from a home healthcare agency or in-home support provider, find out how the provider will respond in an emergency. Designate backup or alternative providers that you can contact in an emergency.
For Persons Using a Wheelchair: Plan for how you will evacuate in an emergency and discuss it with your care providers. If you use a motorized wheelchair, have a manual wheelchair as a backup.
For Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Keep an extra cane by your bed. Attach a whistle; in case you need to attract attention. Exercise caution when moving, paths may have become obstructed.
For Persons who are Hearing Impaired: Keep extra batteries for your hearing aids with emergency supplies. Consider storing your hearing aids in a container attached to your nightstand or bedpost, so you can locate them quickly after a disaster.
For persons with Communication Disabilities: Store paper, writing materials, copies of a word or letter board and preprinted key phrases in your emergency kit, your wallet, purse, etc.

Pets

Plan

Keep a collar, current license and up-to date ID tags on your pet at all times. Consider having your pet micro-chipped.
Make sure your pet is comfortable being in a crate, box, cage, or carrier for transport.
Keep an updated list of trusted neighbors who could assist your animals in case of an emergency.
Tighten and secure latches on birdcages. Fasten down aquariums on low stands or tables.

Make a Go-bag for each pet. Include:

Sturdy leashes and pet carriers. A pillowcase is a good option for transporting cats and other small animals. Muzzles for dogs. Food, potable water and medicine for at least one week
Non-spill bowls, manual can opener and plastic lid
Plastic bags, litter box and litter
Recent photo of each pet
Names and phone numbers of your emergency contact, emergency veterinary hospitals and animal shelters
Copy of your pet’s vaccination history and any medical problems
Portable fencing or baby gates

Respond

Remember that animals react differently under stress. Keep dogs securely leashed and transport cats in carriers or pillowcases.
If your pet is lost, contact the nearest animal shelter to report your pet missing. When it is safe, return to your neighborhood to search and distribute “Lost Pet” posters; include a current picture of your pet.

Evacuation

Locate all your animals and keep them with you. Be aware that shelters will only allow service animals. In a large-scale disaster, animal shelters will be set up when possible. 

If you must leave your pets behind:

Inform animal rescue workers of your pets’ status: On your front door or in a highly visible window, use chalk, paint or marker to write the number and types of pets in your residence. Include their location in your home and the date that you evacuated.
Leave plenty of water in a large, open container that cannot be tipped over.
Leave plenty of food in timed feeders to prevent your pet from overeating.
Do not tie up your pet in your home.

Utilities

(see images here: http://72hours.org/utilities.html)

Natural gas leaks can cause an explosive and flammable atmosphere inside a building.

Gas

Natural gas leaks can cause fires and explosions inside a building.

If you smell gas, hear gas escaping, see a broken gas line, or if you suspect a leak, shut off the main valve and open all windows and doors.
Never use candles or matches if you suspect a leak. Do not turn on electrical switches or appliances.
Identify the main shutoff valve, located on the gas line coming into the main gas meter. This is usually on the exterior of your home or building, or in an external closet. Your main valve may look like this: 

To turn gas off, give the valve a quarter turn in either direction. When the lever crosses the direction of the pipe (see below) the gas is off.

Keep a crescent wrench or gas shut-off tool nearby to turn the lever.
Never attempt to turn your gas back on. Wait for your utility company to do it. This may take several days.

Electricity

Electrocution can result from direct contact with live wires or anything that has been energized by these wires.

Locate your main electric switch, which is normally in the garage or outdoors. The panel box may have a flip switch or pull handle on a large circuit breaker.
Shut off electricity when:
Arcing or burning occurs in electrical devices.
There is a fire or significant water leak.
You smell burning insulation.
The area around switches or plugs is blackened and/ or hot to the touch.
A complete power loss is accompanied by the smell of burning material.

Water

Water leaks can cause property damage and create an electrocution hazard.

After a major earthquake, shut off your water supply to protect the water in your house. Cracked pipes may allow contaminants into the water supply in your home.
The water shutoff is usually located in the basement, garage or where the water line enters the home. The water shutoff is located on a riser pipe and is usually a red or yellow wheel. Turn wheel clockwise to shut off.

Sewer Service

A disaster that disrupts all or part of the City’s water and/or sewer lines could affect the way you deal with human waste.

If there is no water in your toilet, but the sewer lines are intact, pour 3-5 gallons of water into the toilet bowl to flush. You may use seawater, bath, laundry or pool water.
If you suspect damage to your home’s water lines, do NOT flush the toilet. Turn off water at the house so contaminated water does not enter your water system.
If sewer lines are broken, line bowl with double-bagged garbage bags to collect waste. Before discarding, add a small amount of bleach; then seal the bag and place in a tightly covered container, away from people.
If the toilet is unusable, use a sturdy bucket with a tight fitting lid, and line it with a double-bagged plastic garbage bag.

Food

When a disaster occurs, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days, or even weeks. Store enough emergency food to provide for your family for at least 3 days (I'd do six days or longer in my rural area).

Store food items that are familiar, rather than buying special emergency food. Consider any dietary restrictions and preferences you may have.
Ideal foods are: Shelf-stable (no refrigeration required), low in salt, and do not require cooking (e.g. canned fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, jam, low-salt crackers, cookies, cereals, nuts, dried fruit, canned soup or meats, juices and non-fat dry milk).
Mark a rotation date on any food container that does not already have an expiration date on the package.
Include baby food and formula or other diet items for infants or seniors.
Store the food in airtight, pest-resistant containers in a cool, dark place.
Most canned foods can safely be stored for at least 18 months. Low acid foods like meat products, fruits or vegetables will normally last at least 2 years. Use dry products, like boxed cereal, crackers, cookies, dried milk or dried fruit within six months.
After a power outage, refrigerated food will stay cold longer if you keep the door closed. Food should generally be consumed within 4 hours. Food in the freezer will normally remain safe for 2 days.

Drinking Water

In a disaster, water supplies may be cut off or contaminated. Store enough water for everyone in your family to last for at least 3 days.

Store one gallon of water per person, per day. Three gallons per person per day will give you enough to drink and for limited cooking and personal hygiene. Remember to plan for pets.

If you store tap water:

Tap water from a municipal water system can be safely stored without additional treatment.
Store water in food grade plastic containers, such as clean 2-liter soft drink bottles. Heavy duty, reusable plastic water containers are also available at sporting goods stores. Empty milk bottles are not recommended because their lids do not seal well and bottles may develop leaks.
Label and store in a cool, dark place.
Replace water at least once every six months.

If you buy commercially bottled “spring” or “drinking” water:

Keep water in its original container, and don’t re-store a bottle once it’s been opened.
Store in a cool, dark place.
If bottles are not marked with the manufacturer’s expiration date, label with the date and replace bottles at least once per year.

Treating Water after Disaster:

If you run out of stored drinking water, strain and treat water from your water heater or the toilet reservoir tank (except if you use toilet tank cleaners). Swimming pool or spa water should not be consumed but you can use it for flushing toilets or washing.

Treatment Process:

Strain any large particles of dirt by pouring the water through layers of paper towels or clean cloth. Next, purify the water one of two ways:

Boil – bring to a rolling boil and maintain for 3-5 minutes. After the water cools, pour it back and forth between two clean containers to add oxygen back; this will improve its taste.
Disinfect – If the water is clear, add 8 drops (1/8 teaspoon) of bleach per gallon of water. If it is cloudy, add 16 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per gallon. Make sure you are using regular bleach— 5.25% percent sodium hypochlorite— rather than the “ultra” or “color safe” bleaches. Shake or stir, then let stand 30 minutes. A slight chlorine taste and smell is normal.

First Aid

In any emergency, you or a family member may be cut, burned or suffer other injuries. Keep the following basic first aid supplies so you are prepared to help when someone is hurt.

Two pairs of disposable gloves
Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect
Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
Burn ointment
Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
Scissors
Over-the-counter medicines such as Aspirin or other pain reliever, laxative, anti-diarrhea medication
Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, or asthma inhaler
Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose monitoring equipment or blood pressure monitors

Go-bag

A component of your disaster kit is your Go-bag. Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container in case you must evacuate quickly.  Prepare one Go-bag for each family member and make sure each has an I.D. tag. You may not be at home when an emergency strikes so keep some additional supplies in your car and at work, considering what you would need for your immediate safety.

Flashlight
Radio – battery operated
Batteries
Whistle
Dust mask
Pocket knife
Emergency cash in small denominations and quarters for phone calls
Sturdy shoes, a change of clothes, and a warm hat
Local map
Some water and food
Permanent marker, paper and tape
Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes
List of emergency point-of -contact phone numbers
List of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food
Copy of health insurance and identification cards
Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
Prescription medications and first aid supplies
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Extra keys to your house and vehicle
Any special-needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities. Don’t forget to make a Go-bag for your pets.

Phone

Plan for how you will communicate with loved ones after a disaster.

Long-distance phone lines often work before local phone lines, so identify an out-of-state contact and provide this person with the contact information of people you want to keep informed of your situation. Share this information with your family and friends locally.
Avoid making non-urgent phone calls after a disaster – even if phone lines are un-damaged, increased phone traffic can jam phone circuits.
Cordless phones or phone systems require electricity; make sure you have a backup phone that requires no electricity.
Keep coins in your Go-bag. Payphones may work before other phone lines.
Don’t count on your cell phone - increased traffic on cell phone networks can quickly overload wireless capacity.
Record an outgoing message on your voicemail so that callers can be re-assured of your safety status.
Learn how to use text messaging. It uses a different part of the cell phone network and it might be possible to send and receive text messages when voice channels for mobile phones and land lines are jammed.
Register your email addresses and wireless devices (mobile phones, pagers and PDAs) at your local Emergency Preparedness agency (if available). In the San Francisco Bay Are, they have .. AlertSF.org. When possible, the City will send text alerts about potential hazards and/or post disaster information. Examples include tsunami warnings and local disaster shelter locations.
After an earthquake, check all your telephones to be sure they have not shaken off the hook and are tying up a line.

PRINT THIS AND KEEP HANDY!
http://72hours.org/pdf/77_72HourEmergencyBrochure_Eng_0112.pdf___I'm reposting this again in the hopes it will save a few more lives. In light of my barn burning down last week, and losing my pets, I have a few additions:

Miscellaneous

1. Today, if you have additional structures on your property, like a shed or barn, immediately go and take hi-res photos of that structure. From all angles, and exactly measure the foundation of each structure. 

2. If you have anything in that structure, like tools or equipment, or lawnmowers etc -- take pictures of everything, and start a complete inventory sheet of all contents.

For the homeowner's insurance, we're havng to mentally remember all contents in our barn - all tools, all pieces of equipment. It's arduous and time-consuming. Take a weekend day this summer (or winter, where you may be) and make your list.

3. Do the same thing for all your in-house property. Take pictures of everything, make a comprehensive inventory list, and store it online or off-site. You'll be better prepared to work with insurance claims adjustors.

4. Right now - this moment - check all the batteries in your smoke alarms, and whatever you do, if you have an electric clothes dryer - check for accumulated lint! We discovered today that so much lint was in the venting that that quite possibly might have been another fire. That lint can easily combust (as can hay in a barn etc)...

5. Find out EVERYTHING you can about preventing fires (and fire-proofing your home). Until the day I die, I will probably be an insane man about fireproofing. I don't want anyone, EVER, to have to go through what I did. Protect yourselves and your family - and start making lists and planning now. Do it!!

#fireproofing  

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2015-05-23 06:27:00 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Soylent Green

Our future? What do you think?

#soylentgreen   #futurism   #charletonheston   #Hollywood  

via/ retropopcult.tumblr.com

Soylent Green

Our future? What do you think?

#soylentgreen   #futurism   #charletonheston   #Hollywood  

via/ retropopcult.tumblr.com___

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2015-05-22 05:34:53 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

''Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'

This was a bit before my time, but I vividly remember reruns later on when I was a kid (you know, back in the day when there were still three channels and maybe a UHF channel or two). The Old School days. This show, to me, was so outrageous and bawdy, and I loved it! ha!

'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' (often simply referred to as 'Laugh-In') is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured, at various times, Chelsea Brown, Johnny Brown, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Richard Dawson, Moosie Drier, Henry Gibson, Teresa Graves, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Larry Hovis, Sarah Kennedy, Jeremy Lloyd, Dave Madden, Pigmeat Markham, Gary Owens, Pamela Rodgers,... more »

''Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'

This was a bit before my time, but I vividly remember reruns later on when I was a kid (you know, back in the day when there were still three channels and maybe a UHF channel or two). The Old School days. This show, to me, was so outrageous and bawdy, and I loved it! ha!

'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' (often simply referred to as 'Laugh-In') is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured, at various times, Chelsea Brown, Johnny Brown, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Richard Dawson, Moosie Drier, Henry Gibson, Teresa Graves, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Larry Hovis, Sarah Kennedy, Jeremy Lloyd, Dave Madden, Pigmeat Markham, Gary Owens, Pamela Rodgers, Barbara Sharma, Jud Strunk, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin and Jo Anne Worley.

'Laugh-In' originally aired as a one-time special on September 9, 1967 and was such a success that it was brought back as a series, replacing 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' on Mondays at 8 pm (EST).

The title of the show was a play on the "love-ins" or "be-ins" of the 1960s hippie culture, terms that were, in turn, derived from "sit-ins", common in protests associated with civil rights and anti-war demonstrations of the time.

In 2002, 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' was ranked #42 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

#laughin   #sketchcomedy   #tvshow   #hippie   #sitins   #counterculture   #antiwar   #vietnamwar   #television  

Beatles 1970_Ringo in Rowan & Martin's 'Laugh-In'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfasUd6MY2k

DAN ROWAN, DICK MARTIN, BILL COSBY & DEAN MARTIN - 1968 - "The Gunfighter Sketch"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DkXwaMw_bo

Flashback Fridays on NBC 6- Rowan & Martin's Laugh In
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqXjLCXgbdk

*LAUGH-iN(03-25-1968) 2 of 4 (Love this one!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7faHPGHk7E___

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2015-05-22 05:05:23 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Regarding all the SPECULATION about the future of Google+, we always have +Yonatan Zunger as the Knight in Shining Armour here, but we rarely hear from the top leadership of G+ (especially when huge rumours circulate). Seriously guys -- we have been here since June of 2011 and the communication from the top has always been SPARSE at best. 

Why do we hear so little from +Dave Besbris when sites like Ars Technica et al report on these massive shifts and parsing going on? Why are we continually treated like first graders when WE are your biggest advocates of this (supposedly) dying UI? 

I wish some Googlers now and then would be completely honest and aboveboard about G+: I have poured my heart and sould into this "experiment" and these stories kill me. And believe me, after my barn fire last Friday, and my dogs dying, Ic... more »

We are starting to get more pieces of information about the latest machinations of Google with regards to Google+.   If I read this correctly we will be able to post on Facebook and Twitter but not to here?  Presumably we will still be able to post photos from here, and they will end up in Google Photos, but still.    

There are going about this in a way I suspected they would - not so much shutting down Google+ as developing around it and making it irrelevant.   If this follows a pattern you will see things gradually begin to "break" here - and I think that has already happened with hashtags.   I am still trying to process the fact the they are now linking to Tweets in their search engine, but not to Google+ post.     

All this is just speculation, of course, but without direct information from Google about where they are going with Google+ that is all anyone can do. ___Regarding all the SPECULATION about the future of Google+, we always have +Yonatan Zunger as the Knight in Shining Armour here, but we rarely hear from the top leadership of G+ (especially when huge rumours circulate). Seriously guys -- we have been here since June of 2011 and the communication from the top has always been SPARSE at best. 

Why do we hear so little from +Dave Besbris when sites like Ars Technica et al report on these massive shifts and parsing going on? Why are we continually treated like first graders when WE are your biggest advocates of this (supposedly) dying UI? 

I wish some Googlers now and then would be completely honest and aboveboard about G+: I have poured my heart and sould into this "experiment" and these stories kill me. And believe me, after my barn fire last Friday, and my dogs dying, I can't take any more goddamn surprises. 

So, for once, won't someone that's running Google+ "Man Up" and give it to us straight?????

h/t to +Rob Gordon and hoping against all hope that G+ will survive this latest AMPUTATION.

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2015-05-22 04:27:37 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Vivian Maier Street Photography, from a Collection of 150,000 Unpublished Photos

I've always been a fan of street art & photography, and especially of photos that capture the quiet moments and unrehearsed scenes of life. Vivian's photography is stunning, spare, bold, and quite incredible. It's worth scrolling through her photos. They captured America, in my mind...

Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an eccentric street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago's North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time.

She took more than 150,000 photographs during her career, primarily of the people and architecture of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide.

During her lifetime, Maier's photographs wereu... more »

Vivian Maier Street Photography, from a Collection of 150,000 Unpublished Photos

I've always been a fan of street art & photography, and especially of photos that capture the quiet moments and unrehearsed scenes of life. Vivian's photography is stunning, spare, bold, and quite incredible. It's worth scrolling through her photos. They captured America, in my mind...

Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an eccentric street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago's North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time.

She took more than 150,000 photographs during her career, primarily of the people and architecture of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide.

During her lifetime, Maier's photographs were unknown and unpublished, and she never developed many of her negatives. A Chicago collector, John Maloof, acquired some of Maier's photos in 2007, while two other Chicago-based collectors, Ron Slattery and Randy Prow, also found some of Maier's prints and negatives in her boxes and suitcases around the same time.

Maier's photographs were first published on the Internet in July 2008, by Slattery, but the work received little response. In October 2009, Maloof linked his blog to a selection of Maier's photographs on the image-sharing website Flickr, and the results went "viral", with thousands of people expressing interest. Critical acclaim and interest in Maier's work quickly followed, and since then, Maier's photographs have been exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia, while her life and work have been the subject of books and documentary films.

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, William Meyers notes that because Maier used a medium-format Rolleiflex, rather than a 35mm camera, her pictures have more detail than those of most street photographers.

He writes that her work brings to mind the photographs of Harry Callahan, Garry Winogrand, and Weegee, as well as Robert Frank. He also notes that there are a high number of self-portraits in her work, "in many ingenious permutations, as if she were checking on her own identity or interpolating herself into the environment. A shadowy character, she often photographed her own shadow, possibly as a way of being there and simultaneously not quite there."

#photography   #vivianmaier   #bwphotography   #newyorkcity   #streetphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #chicago   #losangeles   #camera   #rolleiflex   #streetphotographers  

via/ vivianmaier.com

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier___

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2015-05-21 04:58:06 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Danny Elfman Has 101 Composer Credits & 103 Soundtrack Credits. Wow!

So, thinking of his body of work, which includes soundtracks, scores, and songs...

What are your TOP 5 Danny Elfman Projects?

 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass (post-production) 
 2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars (filming) 
 2015 Goosebumps (post-production) 
 2015 Before I Wake (completed) 
 2015 Tulip Fever (completed) 
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 
 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey 
 2015 The End of the Tour 
 2014 Tales from the Crypt (Short) 
 2014/I Big Eyes 
 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (music by) 
 
 2013 American Hustle 
 2013 The Unknown Known (Documentary) 
 2013 Epic 
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful 
 2013 Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers(Short) 
 2012 Promised La... more »

Danny Elfman Has 101 Composer Credits & 103 Soundtrack Credits. Wow!

So, thinking of his body of work, which includes soundtracks, scores, and songs...

What are your TOP 5 Danny Elfman Projects?

 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass (post-production) 
 2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiars (filming) 
 2015 Goosebumps (post-production) 
 2015 Before I Wake (completed) 
 2015 Tulip Fever (completed) 
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron 
 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey 
 2015 The End of the Tour 
 2014 Tales from the Crypt (Short) 
 2014/I Big Eyes 
 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (music by) 
 
 2013 American Hustle 
 2013 The Unknown Known (Documentary) 
 2013 Epic 
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful 
 2013 Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers (Short) 
 2012 Promised Land 
 2012 Hitchcock 
 2012 Frankenweenie 
 2012 Silver Linings Playbook 
 2012 Gun Test (Short) 
 2012 Men in Black 3 
 2012 Dark Shadows 
 
 2011 Real Steel 
 2011 A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton (Documentary) 
 2011/I Restless 
 2010/III Do Not Disturb (music by) 
 2010 The Fight for the Last Cookie (Short) 
 2010 The Next Three Days 
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland 
 2010 Ooozetoons! (TV Movie) 
 2010 The Wolfman 
 2009 The Dollar (Short) 
 2009 Taking Woodstock 
 2009 Terminator Salvation 
 2009 Notorious 
 
 2008/I Milk 
 2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army 
 2008 Wanted 
 2008 Standard Operating Procedure (Documentary) 
 2007 The Kingdom 
 2007 Meet the Robinsons 
 2007 Arkham Asylum Fan Film (Short) (score music) 
 2006 Charlotte's Web 
 2006 Nacho Libre 
 2006 Deep Sea (Documentary short) 
 2005 Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (Video documentary short) 
 2005 Corpse Bride 
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (music by) 
 2005 No Experience Needed (Short) 
 
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (music by) 
 2003 Big Fish 
 2003 Hulk (music by) 
 2002 Red Dragon 
 2002 Men in Black II (music by) 
 2002 Spider-Man (music by) 
 2001 Planet of the Apes 
 2001 Mazer World (Short) 
 2001 Spy Kids 
 2000 The Family Man 
 2000 Proof of Life 
 
 1999 Sleepy Hollow 
 1999 Anywhere But Here 
 1999 Instinct 
 1998 A Civil Action 
 1998 A Simple Plan 
 1997 Good Will Hunting 
 1997 Flubber 
 1997 Men in Black (music by) 
 1996 Mars Attacks! 
 1996 Extreme Measures 
 1996 The Frighteners 
 1996 Mission: Impossible (music by) 
 1996 Freeway 
 1995 Dead Presidents 
 1995 To Die For 
 1995 Dolores Claiborne 
 1994 Black Beauty 
 
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (original score by) 
 1993 Sommersby 
 1992 Batman Returns 
 1992 Article 99 
 1990 Edward Scissorhands 
 1990 Darkman 
 1990 Dick Tracy 
 1990 Nightbreed 

 1989 Batman 
 1988 Scrooged (music score by) 
 1988 Face Like a Frog (Short) 
 1988 Hot to Trot 
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee 
 1988 Midnight Run 
 
 1988 Beetlejuice 
 1986-1987 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series) (4 episodes) 
- Pee-wee Catches a Cold (1987)
- Store (1987)
- The Cowboy and the Cowntess (1986)
- Monster in the Playhouse (1986)
 1987 Summer School 
 1985-1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (2 episodes) 
- Family Dog (1987)
- Mummy Daddy (1985)
 1986 Wisdom 
 1986 Back to School 
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (1 episode) 
- The Jar (1986)
 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure 
 1980 Forbidden Zone 

#dannyelfman   #composer   #score   #soundtrack   #film   #movie   #Hollywood  

via/ nikkiwardart.deviantart.com/art/Starry-Nightmare-Before-Christmas-420857386

imdb.com/name/nm0000384/#composer___

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2015-05-20 05:15:49 (23 comments, 159 reshares, 1042 +1s)Open 

Art Nouveau TARDIS Art from Doctor Who

From Koroa -- "Art Nouveau TARDIS with a very pretty Dalek and my favourite Doctor Who quotes..."

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing.

#doctorwho   #tardis   #artnouveau   #wibblywobbly   #g33k  

via/ society6.com/product/art-nouveau-tardis_print#1=45

Art Nouveau TARDIS Art from Doctor Who

From Koroa -- "Art Nouveau TARDIS with a very pretty Dalek and my favourite Doctor Who quotes..."

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing.

#doctorwho   #tardis   #artnouveau   #wibblywobbly   #g33k  

via/ society6.com/product/art-nouveau-tardis_print#1=45___

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2015-05-19 05:38:20 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Star Wars and Game of Thrones  Mashup

Absolutey brilliant...

#starwars   #gameofthrones   #starwarstuesday   #atat   #winteriscoming  

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Star Wars and Game of Thrones  Mashup

Absolutey brilliant...

#starwars   #gameofthrones   #starwarstuesday   #atat   #winteriscoming  

via/ Tumblr___

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2015-05-18 04:16:13 (79 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Heartbroken

I can barely type these words ... but on Friday at 5pm I went and fed our dogs Atticus and Meg. By six, neighbors were yelling and our entire barn was engulfed in flames.

Our beautiful dogs - who I feed everyday and who I spend time with and play with out in their barn house - who I love to death and trudged through rain and sleet and snow for for eight years, died. We tried to save them but the flames were too intense and we couldn't cut into their pen in time. They suffered so badly and we had to end their misery. It's some of the worst pain I've felt my entire life. I know Blaine feels the same way.

On Saturday, I was their daddy one last time when I carefully wrapped them and carried them about 50 yards away to put them into the graves I dug for them. It's a lovely spot, shaded under trees with a view of the surrounding fields. I said... more »

Heartbroken

I can barely type these words ... but on Friday at 5pm I went and fed our dogs Atticus and Meg. By six, neighbors were yelling and our entire barn was engulfed in flames.

Our beautiful dogs - who I feed everyday and who I spend time with and play with out in their barn house - who I love to death and trudged through rain and sleet and snow for for eight years, died. We tried to save them but the flames were too intense and we couldn't cut into their pen in time. They suffered so badly and we had to end their misery. It's some of the worst pain I've felt my entire life. I know Blaine feels the same way.

On Saturday, I was their daddy one last time when I carefully wrapped them and carried them about 50 yards away to put them into the graves I dug for them. It's a lovely spot, shaded under trees with a view of the surrounding fields. I said my final goodbyes and told them one last time how sorry I was I couldn't save them. Blaine and I are going to get a beautiful statue for them and place it at their graves in the next few days.

I was, and still am, deeply heartbroken. My heart feels like barbed wire is ripping into it every hour. Whatever you do -- right now, hug and kiss your kids and pets and tell them you love them. You never know when you'll face what we did. They were the only kids we would ever have, and they were tragically taken from us. Forever.

#iloveyouatticus   #iloveyoumeg   #sorrow   #heartbroken  ___

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2015-05-15 05:35:54 (58 comments, 9 reshares, 156 +1s)Open 

Johnny Cash Fans

Any Cash fans in the house tonight? How 'bout tell us your favorite Johnny Cash tune, and tell us why. I'll start things off...

Favorite

Well, I have a ton of favorites, but or tonight, I'm choosing "Ring of Fire." It has that upbeat rhythm and saucy sound that always gets a night started on the right foot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_lsb8CGX4

#johnnycash     #rocknroll   #music   #guitarist     #singersongwriter  

via/ Artwork by Bokula

bokula.deviantart.com/art/Johnny-Cash-148184026

Johnny Cash Fans

Any Cash fans in the house tonight? How 'bout tell us your favorite Johnny Cash tune, and tell us why. I'll start things off...

Favorite

Well, I have a ton of favorites, but or tonight, I'm choosing "Ring of Fire." It has that upbeat rhythm and saucy sound that always gets a night started on the right foot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_lsb8CGX4

#johnnycash     #rocknroll   #music   #guitarist     #singersongwriter  

via/ Artwork by Bokula

bokula.deviantart.com/art/Johnny-Cash-148184026___

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2015-05-15 04:09:47 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Dragon Door Knocker on a Castle Door - Medieval Castle - by Scottsdale Art Factory

Castle door design - 5" thick - hand forged with wrought iron hardware. Castle doors are the original security doors. Solid American Cedar Cypress (not kiln force dried) (renewable resource timber). Designed from the historic record, these doors are hand hewn, they are mortise and tenon Joined (means master hand crafted - not fast process glue up and press), and all species of wood are available. Guaranteed forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship. Since 1913.

Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" and Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work.

#doors   #woodworking   #dragon   #handcrafted   #craftsmanship   #craftsman   #madeinusa   #castle   #medieval   #gameofthrones  
via/... more »

Dragon Door Knocker on a Castle Door - Medieval Castle - by Scottsdale Art Factory

Castle door design - 5" thick - hand forged with wrought iron hardware. Castle doors are the original security doors. Solid American Cedar Cypress (not kiln force dried) (renewable resource timber). Designed from the historic record, these doors are hand hewn, they are mortise and tenon Joined (means master hand crafted - not fast process glue up and press), and all species of wood are available. Guaranteed forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship. Since 1913.

Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" and Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work.

#doors   #woodworking   #dragon   #handcrafted   #craftsmanship   #craftsman   #madeinusa   #castle   #medieval   #gameofthrones  

via/ artfactory.com/castle-door-medieval-castle-ced422-p-8168.html___

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2015-05-15 03:53:23 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Astronaut by SNURK

Let the countdown begin. Underneath these sheets you will dream far beyond the stars. Because the astronaut suit that’s on there, is real. It’s not from the costume shop around the corner, but from the Space Expo Museum in Holland. So lie down, close your eyes and feel gravity decrease instantly. Houston, we have lift off!

Brand new astronaut kids duvet by Snurk. They have other fun duvets like pirates, ballerinas, knights and more. And the geodesic pattern you first see is wild. Great stuff!

snurkbeddengoed.nl/nl

#space   #astronaut   #kids   #nasa  +NASA  #bedding  

Astronaut by SNURK

Let the countdown begin. Underneath these sheets you will dream far beyond the stars. Because the astronaut suit that’s on there, is real. It’s not from the costume shop around the corner, but from the Space Expo Museum in Holland. So lie down, close your eyes and feel gravity decrease instantly. Houston, we have lift off!

Brand new astronaut kids duvet by Snurk. They have other fun duvets like pirates, ballerinas, knights and more. And the geodesic pattern you first see is wild. Great stuff!

snurkbeddengoed.nl/nl

#space   #astronaut   #kids   #nasa  +NASA  #bedding  ___

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2015-05-14 05:37:11 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Good Morning, Vietnam! -- What's Your Favorite Robin Williams Scene or Quote in a Movie, or from his Stand-Up Routines?

How about ... 'Never fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.' or ...

'Ah, yes, divorce . . . from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet' or ...

Mrs Doubtfire: 'He was quite fond of the drink. It was the drink that killed him.'
Miranda: 'How awful. He was an alcoholic?'
Mrs Doubtfire: 'No, he was hit by a Guinness truck.'

Good Morning Vietnam Best Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erf2iFHG44M

#robinwilliams   #goodmorningvietnam   #vietnamwar  

Good Morning, Vietnam! -- What's Your Favorite Robin Williams Scene or Quote in a Movie, or from his Stand-Up Routines?

How about ... 'Never fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.' or ...

'Ah, yes, divorce . . . from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet' or ...

Mrs Doubtfire: 'He was quite fond of the drink. It was the drink that killed him.'
Miranda: 'How awful. He was an alcoholic?'
Mrs Doubtfire: 'No, he was hit by a Guinness truck.'

Good Morning Vietnam Best Scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erf2iFHG44M

#robinwilliams   #goodmorningvietnam   #vietnamwar  ___

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2015-05-14 05:00:54 (13 comments, 33 reshares, 228 +1s)Open 

The 8-Ball VW T1 Pick-Up Matte Black

Though I had my heart set on a VW Thing growing up, this might work also. Stunning and striking; it would definitely turn heads.

#volkswagen   #vw   #pickuptruck   #truck   #t2  

via/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Type_2

The 8-Ball VW T1 Pick-Up Matte Black

Though I had my heart set on a VW Thing growing up, this might work also. Stunning and striking; it would definitely turn heads.

#volkswagen   #vw   #pickuptruck   #truck   #t2  

via/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Type_2___

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2015-05-14 03:45:06 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Artists Cut Raw Food Into 98 Perfect Cubes To Make Perfectionists Hungry and A Study In Sharing Posts

I don't necessarily want to call this a Google+ Tip but maybe it is, or maybe it's more of something to be mindful of. It's always great when we stumble across a cool post idea from material found elsewhere. Like this one. I wanted to share with you that when I see posts like these, especially from sites like BoredPanda I always, or usually, know that I'm certainly not the first person to see this. These sites thrive on sharing, and generating BUZZ - they FEED the need for fast gratification and getting noticed. You all know people here and, cough, on Twitter, who follow this model. I'm not saying it's wrong; it just reminds me of a super-busy highway during rush hour - so many people, so much traffic.

I saw this on... more »

Artists Cut Raw Food Into 98 Perfect Cubes To Make Perfectionists Hungry and A Study In Sharing Posts

I don't necessarily want to call this a Google+ Tip but maybe it is, or maybe it's more of something to be mindful of. It's always great when we stumble across a cool post idea from material found elsewhere. Like this one. I wanted to share with you that when I see posts like these, especially from sites like BoredPanda I always, or usually, know that I'm certainly not the first person to see this. These sites thrive on sharing, and generating BUZZ - they FEED the need for fast gratification and getting noticed. You all know people here and, cough, on Twitter, who follow this model. I'm not saying it's wrong; it just reminds me of a super-busy highway during rush hour - so many people, so much traffic.

I saw this on Pinterest and instantly knew other people had to have already posted it (even though it was only posted 1 day ago). I knew it with every fiber of my being, being a curator at heart, and knowing the mysteries of the interwebs. I was right.  How did I know that? Two clues: 1, it had 171k views. That's a dead giveaway. Popularity invariably leads to a whole lot of sharing across multiple channels.

2, I always do a search on Google+ of the keywords used in the headline of any post like this I might either share directly (using the original link) or one I might rework (selecting specific photos and text plus my text, and giving a link at the end). When I do this #search  I always find out if I'm the first explorer down this path, or the 101st. Sometimes I will still put a post out if I have something extra (or different) to share or add on the topic. But if others have shared this and I like their take, why would I want to reinvent the wheel? I'll simply re-share their post! 

In any case, I don't share many things like this -- I like to be more of a creator and instigator with my own thoughts, but sometimes I do. Even if you're a Noobie - take a second to see if 1000 other people have already done that same share of a link, but if you have something new or extra to add, by all means, do it. Re-post it. But always give credit to the original post (or to the person you borrowed from. And always do your best to give a "hat tip" to the person who caught your eye in the steam.

Do it like this:

Thanks to +Yonatan Zunger for the post and h/t to +Scott Cramer for catching my eye with this (since it's usually +Jaana Nyström that does that. grin)

About the 98 Cubes

Dutch artists Lernert and Sander cut raw food into 98 perfect 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes, creating a tantalizing geometric display. This viral photo was commissioned by Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant for their their food-themed documentary photography special.
The two artists started collaborating on art-related projects in 2007, and their first film together explores different ways to melt a chocolate bunny.

via/ http://www.boredpanda.com/raw-food-cubes-lernert-sander-volkskrant/

#foodart   #boredpanda   #creatingposts   #gplustips   #googleplustips   #foodie   #foodporrn   #cubeart  ___

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2015-05-13 05:45:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Well, the hour is upon us, that hour where I say goodnight to you all. As always, and everyday, I've enjoyed our time together. But now, I must exuent, stage left. Night, all. Here's some Mama Cass to get your journey ready as well!

#goodnight   #nightplussers   #goodnightgoogleplus   #dreams   #sweetdreams #mamacass  

Mama Cass - "Dream a Little Dream of Me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4T3tMkjRig

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Well, the hour is upon us, that hour where I say goodnight to you all. As always, and everyday, I've enjoyed our time together. But now, I must exuent, stage left. Night, all. Here's some Mama Cass to get your journey ready as well!

#goodnight   #nightplussers   #goodnightgoogleplus   #dreams   #sweetdreams #mamacass  

Mama Cass - "Dream a Little Dream of Me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4T3tMkjRig___

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2015-05-13 05:25:52 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Flying Saucers Are Real!

Well, I hope so. And if there's some truth to the Area 51 rumours, then damnit, it's been long enough. Show me the money the saucer!

Area 51

The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range.

According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the correct names for the facility are Homey Airport (ICAO: KXTA) and Groom Lake, though the name Area 51 was used in a CIA document from the Vietnam War. Other names used for the facility include Dreamland, and nicknames Paradise Ranch, Home Base and Watertown. The Special use airspace around the field is referred to as a Restricted Area 4808 North (R-4808N).

The base's current primary purpose is publicly unknown; however, based on historical... more »

Flying Saucers Are Real!

Well, I hope so. And if there's some truth to the Area 51 rumours, then damnit, it's been long enough. Show me the money the saucer!

Area 51

The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range.

According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the correct names for the facility are Homey Airport (ICAO: KXTA) and Groom Lake, though the name Area 51 was used in a CIA document from the Vietnam War. Other names used for the facility include Dreamland, and nicknames Paradise Ranch, Home Base and Watertown. The Special use airspace around the field is referred to as a Restricted Area 4808 North (R-4808N).

The base's current primary purpose is publicly unknown; however, based on historical evidence, it most likely supports development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems. The intense secrecy surrounding the base has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore.

Although the base has never been declared a secret base, all research and occurrings in Area 51 are Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). In July 2013, following a FOIA request filed in 2005, the CIA publicly acknowledged the existence of the base for the first time, declassifying documents detailing the history and purpose of Area 51.

Area 51 is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (134 km) north-northwest of Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large military airfield. The site was acquired by the United States Air Force in 1955, primarily for the testing of the Lockheed U-2 aircraft. The area around Area 51, including the small town of Rachel on the aptly named "Extraterrestrial Highway", is a popular tourist destination.

#flyingsaucers   #aliens   #spaceexploration   #dreamland   #governmentcoverup   #Area51   #paradiseranch   #homebase   #watertown   #ufo  

via/ lunapancake.tumblr.com

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51___

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2015-05-13 04:37:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The Cheese & Burger Society: The Inaugural 30 Cheeseburgers

With narration by Patrick Wharburton (Seinfeld ). Turn your speakers up --This is worth going through every single burger just to hear his fun narration. I found myself lol'ing (and that's rare). But these will crack you up first, and then second, you'll be searching the streets for one of these scrumptious beauties!

#foodies will love this (and +matthew rappaport, of course. :-))

These are the ultimate cheeseburgers, Cheeseburger lovers, and they all feature cool items and Wisconsin cheese!

1.      The Casanova
2.      The Rhinelander
3.      The Uncle Sam
4.      The Miss Daisy
5.      The Big Ben
6.      The Honky Tonk
7.      The Farmer John
8.      The Aunt Millie
9.      The Gypsy
10.   The Lumberjack
11... more »

The Cheese & Burger Society: The Inaugural 30 Cheeseburgers

With narration by Patrick Wharburton (Seinfeld ). Turn your speakers up --This is worth going through every single burger just to hear his fun narration. I found myself lol'ing (and that's rare). But these will crack you up first, and then second, you'll be searching the streets for one of these scrumptious beauties!

#foodies will love this (and +matthew rappaport, of course. :-))

These are the ultimate cheeseburgers, Cheeseburger lovers, and they all feature cool items and Wisconsin cheese!

1.      The Casanova
2.      The Rhinelander
3.      The Uncle Sam
4.      The Miss Daisy
5.      The Big Ben
6.      The Honky Tonk
7.      The Farmer John
8.      The Aunt Millie
9.      The Gypsy
10.    The Lumberjack
11.    The Firehouse
12.    The Highwayman
13.    The Roadhouse
14.    The Bohemian
15.    The Boss
16.    The Camelot (the way he says "brioche" is classic!)
17.    The Crabby Louie
18.    The Pioneer
19.    The Southern Belle
20.    The Mona Lisa ("your belly will be an art gallery of deliciousness!")
21.    The Cough Potatao
22.    The Handyman ("this cheeseburger is not for the faint of heart, or staples of stomach!" ha!)
23.    The Isabella
24.    The Brooklyn
25.    The Mamma Mia
26.    The Sheboygan
27.    The Waldorf
28.    The Havana
29.    The Johnny Appleseed
30.    The Macho Nacho

#cheeseburger   #burgers   #foodporrn   #wisconsin   #cheese   #humor  ___

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2015-05-13 03:40:27 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The Keychain

Most people at some point in their lives, have had a keychain. Some are very basic - and some are wildly colorful and full of mystery, humor, and show connections to their owners.

Tonight's Challenge: Seeing Who Has the Coolest, Oddest, Most Badass Keychain Now, or In the Past!

1. What's the most interesting thing on your key chain now?

2. What's the most interesting key chain (or key chain feature) you had in the past?

3. What's the coolest (or oddest) key chain you've ever seen?

For me... 1. A remote car starter for our insanely cold winters. 2. A hollowed-out rabbit's foot where i could keep dru - er, uh, hidden money. 3. A keychain full of miniature skulls that would glow in the dark. And in a very eerie way...

#keychain   #challenge   #carkeys   #housekeys   #zombies more »

The Keychain

Most people at some point in their lives, have had a keychain. Some are very basic - and some are wildly colorful and full of mystery, humor, and show connections to their owners.

Tonight's Challenge: Seeing Who Has the Coolest, Oddest, Most Badass Keychain Now, or In the Past!

1. What's the most interesting thing on your key chain now?

2. What's the most interesting key chain (or key chain feature) you had in the past?

3. What's the coolest (or oddest) key chain you've ever seen?

For me... 1. A remote car starter for our insanely cold winters. 2. A hollowed-out rabbit's foot where i could keep dru - er, uh, hidden money. 3. A keychain full of miniature skulls that would glow in the dark. And in a very eerie way...

#keychain   #challenge   #carkeys   #housekeys   #zombies  

Zombie keychain, via Tumblr___

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2015-05-12 05:54:13 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The Boy Who Needed Glasses  (and Refused to Sign On With Life's Plan)...

Look, life is all unicorns and rainbows in your teens and 20s, and even your 30s. But eventually you hit a wall with your eyesight later on. And it's like when a Formula 1 race car that slams into a safety wall.

It's ugly, it's messy, and it's no fun for the recipient.

I can no longer see anything from about 3 feet away right up to my nose. Nothing, It's all deeply blurred, and it's also part of that damn "circle of life" stuff. Which I hate, hate, hate! I still see better than 20/20 from far away and don't need glasses for driving -- but it's anything closer that kills me. Am I upset? Yes. Am I experiencing a version of "road rage" against myself? Damn straight. 

But I am accepting of the fact that this is whata... more »

The Boy Who Needed Glasses  (and Refused to Sign On With Life's Plan)...

Look, life is all unicorns and rainbows in your teens and 20s, and even your 30s. But eventually you hit a wall with your eyesight later on. And it's like when a Formula 1 race car that slams into a safety wall.

It's ugly, it's messy, and it's no fun for the recipient.

I can no longer see anything from about 3 feet away right up to my nose. Nothing, It's all deeply blurred, and it's also part of that damn "circle of life" stuff. Which I hate, hate, hate! I still see better than 20/20 from far away and don't need glasses for driving -- but it's anything closer that kills me. Am I upset? Yes. Am I experiencing a version of "road rage" against myself? Damn straight. 

But I am accepting of the fact that this is what affects many if not all of us at some point. Being a guy -- I have put off getting proper glasses for far too long. Son of a biscuit - it's time to get with the program and get real spectacles now. Grrr - I hate (and amazingly don't really mind) this aging shi -- er, stuff, now. I never thought I'd say that, back in my 20s and 30s. But it's time that I act my age, I guess. Damn.

Goodnight Plussers, and I hope you don't have the eyesight problems I have, because they suck...

#eyesight   #glasses   #spectacles   #losingyoureyesight   #aging   #gettingold  

via/ jacquelineroberts.com___

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2015-05-12 05:28:55 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

House

One word that sums up 177 episodes of sheer chaos, brilliance, insanity, conflict, hubris, and 111 other things.

In another word, House was always a bit "Sherlockian" and very cool. House was and will always be, one of the all-time great television characters, due to the brilliance of Hugh Laurie.

#housemd   #house   #medicalmystery   #televisionseries   #medicaldrama   #misanthrope  

All 3 House M.D openers/themes/intros (American, Singaporean and European)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5i5ERDE_2E

Massive attack - Teardrop (Dr.House Theme Soundtrack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNkxFZmcA2g

Hugh Laurie - House M.D, Audition Tape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqHh6TvGQIQ

House

One word that sums up 177 episodes of sheer chaos, brilliance, insanity, conflict, hubris, and 111 other things.

In another word, House was always a bit "Sherlockian" and very cool. House was and will always be, one of the all-time great television characters, due to the brilliance of Hugh Laurie.

#housemd   #house   #medicalmystery   #televisionseries   #medicaldrama   #misanthrope  

All 3 House M.D openers/themes/intros (American, Singaporean and European)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5i5ERDE_2E

Massive attack - Teardrop (Dr.House Theme Soundtrack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNkxFZmcA2g

Hugh Laurie - House M.D, Audition Tape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqHh6TvGQIQ___

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2015-05-12 05:12:42 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Darth Wrecking Ball

This is so wrong in about 2,356 ways, and so right in about 3,499 ways. I hate to say it, but Darth is, er - wrecking this!

#darthvader   #starwarstuesday   #deathstar   #wreckingball  

via/ website on pic

Darth Wrecking Ball

This is so wrong in about 2,356 ways, and so right in about 3,499 ways. I hate to say it, but Darth is, er - wrecking this!

#darthvader   #starwarstuesday   #deathstar   #wreckingball  

via/ website on pic___

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2015-05-12 04:13:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City by Bradley L. Garrett

“Volatile and extraordinary ... a gonzo road trip.” – Robert Macfarlane, Guardian

What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.

Plotting expeditions from London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Bradley L. Garrett has tested the boundaries of urban security in order to experience the city in ways beyond the everyday. He calls it “place hacking”: the recoding of closed, secret, hidden and forgotten urban spaces to make them realms of opportunity.

The book is also a manifesto, combining philosophy, politics and adventure, on our rights to the city and how tounderstand ... more »

Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City by Bradley L. Garrett

“Volatile and extraordinary ... a gonzo road trip.” – Robert Macfarlane, Guardian

What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.

Plotting expeditions from London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Bradley L. Garrett has tested the boundaries of urban security in order to experience the city in ways beyond the everyday. He calls it “place hacking”: the recoding of closed, secret, hidden and forgotten urban spaces to make them realms of opportunity.

The book is also a manifesto, combining philosophy, politics and adventure, on our rights to the city and how to understand the twenty-first- century metropolis.

“As the Earth becomes urban so explorers increasingly shift from the frontiers of ice and desert to the vast yet hidden domains of cities that remain curiously invisible in plain site. Explore Everything is the indispensable guide to this burgeoning world of urban exploration. It opens up the vast realms of our cities remain out-of-bounds -- the tunnels, bunkers, towers, sewers, stadia and more. With stunning clarity and visual power, it reveals the dank, dark and dangerous places that stalk both our urban imaginations and our visions of what a contemporary city might actually be. An extraordinary and important book.”
– Stephen Graham

#urbanexploration   #urbex   #underground   #adventure   #cities  

via/ versobooks.com/books/1710-explore-everything___

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2015-05-11 05:08:09 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

The Airwheel - One of the Coolest Things I've Ever Seen In Action

I saw this being used in Auburn, Indiana this weekend and it blew my mind. I know it's been around for a few years (and there are other co.s out there with these - but damn! How cool!

Want, want, and want it again!

#airwheel  

The Airwheel - One of the Coolest Things I've Ever Seen In Action

I saw this being used in Auburn, Indiana this weekend and it blew my mind. I know it's been around for a few years (and there are other co.s out there with these - but damn! How cool!

Want, want, and want it again!

#airwheel  ___

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2015-05-10 07:43:37 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Pearly Kings and Queens, and Getting Involved with Volunteering and Charities

I love seeing things like this! I started +Helping Others with a goal of bringing awareness to people who are trying to help mankind, and make a difference in the world. It's not a glamourous page; it's not 3,000 #selfie pictures of Kim Kardashian.

But it is a page solely created to give you a gentle nudge towards volunteering and towards doing good works, and helping your fellow men and women.

I was one of Jerry's Kids when i was maybe four or five, and becoming involved in my community and helping other people has been one of my life goals my entire life. I never had much money to contribute directly, but I did have the ability to motivate other people into contributing and helping out. I am most proud of my Helping Others page, and I do hope that I have... more »

Pearly Kings and Queens, and Getting Involved with Volunteering and Charities

I love seeing things like this! I started +Helping Others with a goal of bringing awareness to people who are trying to help mankind, and make a difference in the world. It's not a glamourous page; it's not 3,000 #selfie pictures of Kim Kardashian.

But it is a page solely created to give you a gentle nudge towards volunteering and towards doing good works, and helping your fellow men and women.

I was one of Jerry's Kids when i was maybe four or five, and becoming involved in my community and helping other people has been one of my life goals my entire life. I never had much money to contribute directly, but I did have the ability to motivate other people into contributing and helping out. I am most proud of my Helping Others page, and I do hope that I have inspired people to start some sort of volunteer work in their communities, and that I have helped motivate them! Like the Pearlies do!

About Pearly Kings and Queens in the UK

Pearly Kings and Queens, known as pearlies, are an organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London, England.

The practice of wearing clothes decorated with so-called pearl, actually mother-of-pearl buttons, originated in the 19th century. It is first associated with Henry Croft, an orphan street sweeper who collected money for charity. At the time, London costermongers (street traders) were in the habit of wearing trousers decorated at the seams with pearl buttons that had been found by market traders. Croft adapted this to create a pearly suit to draw attention to himself and aid his fund-raising activities. In 1911 an organised pearly society was formed in Finchley, north London.

The pearlies are now divided into several active groups. Croft's founding organisation is called the Original London Pearly Kings and Queens Association. It was reformed in 1975 and holds the majority of the original pearly titles which are City of London, Westminster, Victoria, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Shoreditch, Islington, Dalston and Hoxton.

Other groups have also been established over the years. The oldest is the Pearly Guild, which began in 1902; modern additions include the London Pearly Kings and Queens Society which started in 2001 following a disagreement, another is the Pearly Kings and Queens Guild. Despite the rivalries, each group is associated with a church in central London and is committed to raising money for London-based charities.

A parade of real-life Pearly Kings and Queens was featured at the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Maybe it's about time we form our own Guild, ie. the Plussies, and we can start raising funds for our own good works. Who's in?

#pearlies   #London   #UK   #helpingothers   #charitywork   #helpingmankind   #volunteering  

via/ dailymail.co.uk

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearly_Kings_and_Queens___

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2015-05-10 07:10:41 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Retro Cool Stainless-Steel Steampunk Clock

It's a little sci-fi, a little retro, and 100% cool. Gear-operated and powered by a single D-cell battery, this Steampunk Clock has a flip action every 60 seconds.

A perfect addition to your modern industrial or steampunk loft or office, or your home office/lair.

Dimensions: 8" W x 2.75" D x 6.5" H
Materials: Stainless steel, plastic
Uses 1x D-cell battery (not included)
Note: Clicking sound at every time change

#clock   #steampunk   #retro   #industrial  

About 35 bucks at dotandbo.com

Retro Cool Stainless-Steel Steampunk Clock

It's a little sci-fi, a little retro, and 100% cool. Gear-operated and powered by a single D-cell battery, this Steampunk Clock has a flip action every 60 seconds.

A perfect addition to your modern industrial or steampunk loft or office, or your home office/lair.

Dimensions: 8" W x 2.75" D x 6.5" H
Materials: Stainless steel, plastic
Uses 1x D-cell battery (not included)
Note: Clicking sound at every time change

#clock   #steampunk   #retro   #industrial  

About 35 bucks at dotandbo.com___

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2015-05-10 06:45:46 (1 comments, 19 reshares, 259 +1s)Open 

Mrs. Hudson Loves The Sherlock Society!

A reminder for all Sherlock fans to keep supporting +I Am Sherlocked (which I used to do most of the posts for ) and to please support my new fan page at +The Sherlock Society, which I currently am building from the ground up. This page is for deep fans who are addicted to the show like i am. Drop by and say "Hey!"

Favorite Mrs. Hudson Scenes: Here are so some good ones. What are your favourites?

Molly Hooper: How's the hip? 
Mrs. Hudson: Oh, it's atrocious, but thanks for asking. 
Molly Hooper: I've seen much worse, but then I do postmortems.

Mycroft Holmes: [analyzing a hat] This is a chullo, the classic headgear of the Andes. It's made of Alpaca. 
Sherlock Holmes: Nope. 
Mycroft Holmes: No? 
SherlockHolme... more »

Mrs. Hudson Loves The Sherlock Society!

A reminder for all Sherlock fans to keep supporting +I Am Sherlocked (which I used to do most of the posts for ) and to please support my new fan page at +The Sherlock Society, which I currently am building from the ground up. This page is for deep fans who are addicted to the show like i am. Drop by and say "Hey!"

Favorite Mrs. Hudson Scenes: Here are so some good ones. What are your favourites?

Molly Hooper: How's the hip? 
Mrs. Hudson: Oh, it's atrocious, but thanks for asking. 
Molly Hooper: I've seen much worse, but then I do postmortems.

Mycroft Holmes: [analyzing a hat] This is a chullo, the classic headgear of the Andes. It's made of Alpaca. 
Sherlock Holmes: Nope. 
Mycroft Holmes: No? 
Sherlock Holmes: Icelandic sheep wool. Similar, but very distinctive if you know what you're looking for. I've written a blog on the varying tensile strengths of different natural fibers. 
Mrs. Hudson: I'm sure there's a crying need for that.  

Sherlock: Brilliant! YES! Four serial suicides and now a note! Oh, it's Christmas! Mrs. Hudson, I'll be late. Put the kettle on. [Rushes out]
Mrs. Hudson: I had a husband like that once, always rushing about. But I can see you're more the sitting-down type. I'll get some tea, and you just rest your leg.
John: DAMN MY LEG! I'm so sorry. It's just sometimes this thing is just...
Mrs. Hudson: I understand, dearie. I've got a hip.

Sherlock Holmes: [on the phone] Lestrade? We've had a break-in at Baker Street. Send your least irritating officers and an ambulance. Oh, no-no-no-no, we're fine. No, it's the burglar. He's got himself rather badly injured. Oh, a few broken ribs, fractured skull, suspected punctured lung. He fell out of a window.
[Cuts to Mrs Hudson's downstairs flat, where John is cleaning her face]
Mrs. Hudson: Oh, it stings. [Something large and body-shaped falls past the window and crashes on top of a dumpster] Oh, that was right on my bins.
[Cuts to police officers and paramedics congregating outside as an ambulance leaves and Sherlock stands by Lestrade on the sidewalk]
DI Lestrade: And exactly how many times did he fall out the window?
Sherlock Holmes: Oh, it's all a bit of a blur, Detective Inspector. I lost count.

And finally...

[After Mrs Hudson has been attacked]
John Watson: She'll have to sleep upstairs in our flat tonight. We need to look after her.
Mrs Hudson: No.
Sherlock Holmes: Nonsense, she's fine.
John Watson: No she's not, look at her! She's got to take some time away from Baker Street. She can go and stay with her sister. [To Mrs Hudson] Doctor's orders.
Sherlock Holmes: Don't be absurd.
John Watson: She's in shock, for God's sake, and all over some bloody stupid camera phone! Where is it, anyway?
Sherlock Holmes: Safest place I know.
[Mrs Hudson pulls the phone out from the front of her blouse]
Mrs Hudson: You left it in the pocket of your second best dressing gown, you clot. [Hands the phone to Sherlock] I managed to sneak it out when they thought I was having a cry.
Sherlock Holmes: Thank you. Shame on you, John Watson!
John Watson: Shame on me?
Sherlock Holmes: Mrs Hudson, leave Baker Street? England would fall!

#sherlockbbc   #sherlockpbs   #mrshudson  

via/ Namecchan @ Deviant
namecchan.deviantart.com/art/Mrs-Hudson-451951152___

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2015-05-10 06:21:18 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Where In The World Are You Going?

Vacation season will be coming up for the Northern Hemisphere relatively soon, and winter vaca's will be happening in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Where will you be traveling to this summer/winter?

I'm always curious to see who has the coolest plans or farthest trips planned. Tell your tales! And tell us about where you're going and what you'll be doing/seeing! I want to know who's doing the most EXOTIC things and seeing the COOLEST places!

#worldtravel   #summer   #winter   #vacation   #explorer   #seeingtheworld  

via/ tumblr.

Where In The World Are You Going?

Vacation season will be coming up for the Northern Hemisphere relatively soon, and winter vaca's will be happening in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Where will you be traveling to this summer/winter?

I'm always curious to see who has the coolest plans or farthest trips planned. Tell your tales! And tell us about where you're going and what you'll be doing/seeing! I want to know who's doing the most EXOTIC things and seeing the COOLEST places!

#worldtravel   #summer   #winter   #vacation   #explorer   #seeingtheworld  

via/ tumblr.___

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2015-05-08 05:56:02 (4 comments, 20 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Goodnight Plusverse.

Here's a rockin' pic of the Harvest Moon to get you started on amazing dreams tonight.

From my farm? The moon and the stars always seem larger than life. With no light around me for miles, all of the stars POP and the sky is always incredible. See you all on the flipside!

#themoon   #lunar   #goodnight   #goodnightplussers  

via/ blissfullydomestic.com

Goodnight Plusverse.

Here's a rockin' pic of the Harvest Moon to get you started on amazing dreams tonight.

From my farm? The moon and the stars always seem larger than life. With no light around me for miles, all of the stars POP and the sky is always incredible. See you all on the flipside!

#themoon   #lunar   #goodnight   #goodnightplussers  

via/ blissfullydomestic.com___

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2015-05-08 04:45:52 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Today Is the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

On 30 April, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin. Germany's surrender, therefore, was authorised by his successor, Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg Government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the world. From Moscow to Los Angeles, people celebrated.In... more »

Today Is the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

On 30 April, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin. Germany's surrender, therefore, was authorised by his successor, Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg Government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the world. From Moscow to Los Angeles, people celebrated. In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds. Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander incognito among the crowds and take part in the celebrations.

In the United States, the victory happened on President Harry Truman's 61st birthday. He dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier, on 12 April. Flags remained at half-mast for the remainder of the 30-day mourning period. Truman said of dedicating the victory to Roosevelt's memory and keeping the flags at half-mast that his only wish was "that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day." Later that day, Truman said that the victory made it his most enjoyable birthday.

Massive celebrations also took place in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and especially in New York's Times Square.

Why such a massive celebration? Consider the numbers:

The Second World War (after the recent Great War), was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations —including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust (during which approximately 11 million people were killed) and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres (during which approximately one million people were killed, including the use of two nuclear weapons in combat), it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities.

These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.

#veday   #victoryineurope   #secondworldwar   #wwii   #axis   #allies   #globalwar   #war  

via/ LIFE___

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2015-05-07 05:30:13 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Passion Is Everything: The Whole Enchilada, The Whole Ball of Wax.

Look, the equation is really simple. If you're lacking passion for your job, for what you do 40 or 60 or more hours a week, well, maybe it's time to start looking elsewhere.

Life is so damn short - dramatically short for some unfortunate people - and do you really want to be stuck doing something you hate, or despise, or regret? If you aren't passionate about your job or career, for Pete's sake, why are you still there?!? WTF are you thinking?

We all make compromises sometimes; and we make decisions at 20 or 30 that we would never even fathom at 40 or 50. That's life. But I think Millennials understand (maybe better than any previous generation) that you don't have to automatically go down this dark path. You don't HAVE TO sell out, or give in, or compromise. You have... more »

Passion Is Everything: The Whole Enchilada, The Whole Ball of Wax.

Look, the equation is really simple. If you're lacking passion for your job, for what you do 40 or 60 or more hours a week, well, maybe it's time to start looking elsewhere.

Life is so damn short - dramatically short for some unfortunate people - and do you really want to be stuck doing something you hate, or despise, or regret? If you aren't passionate about your job or career, for Pete's sake, why are you still there?!? WTF are you thinking?

We all make compromises sometimes; and we make decisions at 20 or 30 that we would never even fathom at 40 or 50. That's life. But I think Millennials understand (maybe better than any previous generation) that you don't have to automatically go down this dark path. You don't HAVE TO sell out, or give in, or compromise. You have choices. One of the biggest choices we make in the working world is whether we're happy in a job that literally sucks the life right out of us, or whether we're smarter when we take a job that is filled with passion, and with things we believe in!

Think about your job or career -- think about this: does it make you happy? Are you excited each and every day you commute into work? Does it challenge you like no other job has? If you're answering in the affirmative, then you, sir or madam, have arrived at a very cool and passionate place. And I applaud you! If you're answering in the negative, then start your search for the Next! Find that job or career that makes you smile -- every day!. When you do find it, you will automatically add years onto your lifespan! Go for it!

#passion   #job   #career   #worklife   #excitedaboutwork     #quote  

via/ bloglovin.com___

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2015-05-07 05:01:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Auburn Spring Car Auction

I have a booth (for +Pool Netr™) at the Auburn Spring event starting tomorrow. It's heaven here for car collectors and car lovers. So many amazing cars and motorcycles to look at. The fall event always has over 100,000 visitors, but this one is smaller. I think it's more intimate, and you have time to really get up close with the cars, since they aren't running two auctions simultaneously, like they do for the Labor Day event.

Our booth is literally 10 feet away from where all the cars will enter for the auction, so I'm sure it will be a chaotic and loud event for us. Wish me luck! Man, I'll be LIVING in Indiana this summer. Shipshewana last week. Auburn for the next three days. Back to Shipshewana in June, the 3 Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne in July, and back to Auburn in August. Busy, busy, busy!

For Auburn,it... more »

Auburn Spring Car Auction

I have a booth (for +Pool Netr™) at the Auburn Spring event starting tomorrow. It's heaven here for car collectors and car lovers. So many amazing cars and motorcycles to look at. The fall event always has over 100,000 visitors, but this one is smaller. I think it's more intimate, and you have time to really get up close with the cars, since they aren't running two auctions simultaneously, like they do for the Labor Day event.

Our booth is literally 10 feet away from where all the cars will enter for the auction, so I'm sure it will be a chaotic and loud event for us. Wish me luck! Man, I'll be LIVING in Indiana this summer. Shipshewana last week. Auburn for the next three days. Back to Shipshewana in June, the 3 Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne in July, and back to Auburn in August. Busy, busy, busy!

For Auburn, it's right up our alley as our plastic is automotive-grade plastic, and for the fact that we primarily make auto dashboard parts for Ford and GM! By the way, the car you see here has an estimate of $340,000 to $380,000 and it's only from the 70s!

#auburn   #carauction   #cars   #automobile   #motorcycle  

via/ auctionsamerica.com/events/overview.cfm?SaleCode=AS15___

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2015-05-07 04:31:35 (15 comments, 34 reshares, 380 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who Set of Pewter Dalek Salt & Pepper Shakers

Yes, yes, and more yes. #DoctorWho has been such a great addiction for me, and seeing this reminded me of the lust all true collectors get at some point. Knowing you just have to have that item!

Coincidentally, I'm having a wedding coming up in July and maybe I'll add this to our "list." I'm not sure we'll even register anywhere, but why not? Why should we be any different from any other couples getting married out there. Especially when my better half puts up with my peccadillos like loving zombies and The Doctor. And 100 other Geekly things.

In any case, these are cool!

#doctorwho   #dalek   #geek   #collector   #scifi   #gettinghitched  

P.S. We'll have a longer announcement about the getting hitched thing later, but suffice to saythat ... more »

Doctor Who Set of Pewter Dalek Salt & Pepper Shakers

Yes, yes, and more yes. #DoctorWho has been such a great addiction for me, and seeing this reminded me of the lust all true collectors get at some point. Knowing you just have to have that item!

Coincidentally, I'm having a wedding coming up in July and maybe I'll add this to our "list." I'm not sure we'll even register anywhere, but why not? Why should we be any different from any other couples getting married out there. Especially when my better half puts up with my peccadillos like loving zombies and The Doctor. And 100 other Geekly things.

In any case, these are cool!

#doctorwho   #dalek   #geek   #collector   #scifi   #gettinghitched  

P.S. We'll have a longer announcement about the getting hitched thing later, but suffice to say that if you're in Fort Wayne, Indiana around July 25th, you'll be partying with us and with +Keith Cramer and +Scott Cramer!!!

via/ millersantiquesguide.com/items/29172/set-of-pewter-dalek-salt-and-pepper-shakers-by-asmortartz/___

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2015-05-07 04:06:26 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

The Mnid Is a Fncsatnig Tnihg

I know this had made the rounds for a long time, but it still captures my attention every time.

I read all of this instantly, and have done the same with ones that have numerals mixed in as well. But I've always thought I've had a mini-version of A Beautiful Mind. I can scan long lists of numbers, it doesn't matter the digits, and I've always been quick with finding the numbers I sought. I don't mean relatively quickly scanning, I mean fast scanning.

The mind works in mysterious ways, and I still firmly believe it is one of the last great mysteries we have to uncover.

That, and you know, figuring out the origin of the universe. And finding out who Shakespeare really was. Little mysteries like that.

Now, as I get older, I'm also noticing a propensity towards dyslexia. It happens... more »

The Mnid Is a Fncsatnig Tnihg

I know this had made the rounds for a long time, but it still captures my attention every time.

I read all of this instantly, and have done the same with ones that have numerals mixed in as well. But I've always thought I've had a mini-version of A Beautiful Mind. I can scan long lists of numbers, it doesn't matter the digits, and I've always been quick with finding the numbers I sought. I don't mean relatively quickly scanning, I mean fast scanning.

The mind works in mysterious ways, and I still firmly believe it is one of the last great mysteries we have to uncover.

That, and you know, figuring out the origin of the universe. And finding out who Shakespeare really was. Little mysteries like that.

Now, as I get older, I'm also noticing a propensity towards dyslexia. It happens to me often, but never as a child that I recall. But in my case, I'm always able to spot my errors: my mind thinks one thing and my fingers type another. So I have a built-in spell check, I suppose.

How are you at reading this? Easy, or hard?

#mindgames   #spelling   #psychology   #dyslexia  

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2015-05-06 04:09:41 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

The Long View

Some of you know that my profession is in the dreaded area of "marketing." That's my day job - I'm the Director of Marketing for a line of pool and spa skimmers. But really, I'm also the Webmaster, Director of Sales, Chief Evangelist, Social Media Expert, Trade Show Road Warrior, Guru for our company, and twenty other titles - you name it -- (though I'd never give myself those monikers).

My life's work experience has taken me to this point, where I have finally found "it." That special something that I dream about in my dreams. A product that I see as more of an essential tool; a disruptor. Something so cool that it WILL take the world by storm.

Today, three months after a show out in California, I got a call out of the blue. It was from a guy who owns his own pool business (and who bought two of our surface... more »

The Long View

Some of you know that my profession is in the dreaded area of "marketing." That's my day job - I'm the Director of Marketing for a line of pool and spa skimmers. But really, I'm also the Webmaster, Director of Sales, Chief Evangelist, Social Media Expert, Trade Show Road Warrior, Guru for our company, and twenty other titles - you name it -- (though I'd never give myself those monikers).

My life's work experience has taken me to this point, where I have finally found "it." That special something that I dream about in my dreams. A product that I see as more of an essential tool; a disruptor. Something so cool that it WILL take the world by storm.

Today, three months after a show out in California, I got a call out of the blue. It was from a guy who owns his own pool business (and who bought two of our surface skimmers at my Long Beach industry show) though he was much more excited about our next product; a deep water skimmer for the bottom of pools. He was amazed that I remembered him first of all, and that I answered my own phone I suppose. He wants to give us some pointers before we go into production on our service industry net.

I thought that was so cool. Because I asked for his very input on that months earlier -- and I promised to listen to him and have a "real" conversation. I think so few companies and people do that today.

What I want to share with you all is this: in this age of INSTANT everything, taking the long view, and the long road approach to sales might just be the piece of the puzzle you're looking for. For myself, it happens often that I won't hear from stores and companies until months after the fact. And I accept that. I have decided (at my ripe old age) to accept the idea of patience.

I never had ANY patience at 20 or 30 or 40. None. It wasn't in my vocabulary. And you might not understand this until you're 50 one day. But for our organization -- patience has paid off huge rewards. All the time now, I hear from individuals and companies that talked to me at a show a few months ago (or many months ago) and now they're ready to carry our product lines. Could I have been this patient when I was 25? Hell no. But now, as I see in SEO, Long Tail keywords and long-term patience may give you boosts when you least expect them.

I did the same thing here on G+. I always made sure I had rich titles (and later, rich hashtags). I always made sure I set up pages that spoke to my heart - and I have never ONCE wavered from my commitment to my passions and loves. What you see here on Google+ is the essence of my heart and soul. My life is transparently shown here (by design) and I have shared the purest thoughts of who I am with you all. Always. From Day One.

Think in terms of years, not weeks or months, and you might just find sales that you never thought were possible. Drive your mind away from Instant Gratification and Easy Sales, and start thinking in terms of what your customers and stores are seeking: solutions to problems. Affordable, succinct, bold solutions to problems!

I have no illusions that my advice means anything, but let me say this: I've done everything from rolling beer barrels in an Irish Pub in Prague, to working for an airline, to managing book and record stores, to working front desk at a Hotel/Casino Resort in Reno. I've been around the block, and lived a full and great life.

And I'm telling you -- whether you're in marketing or sales, or whatever your line of work: being yourself, and sharing the real stories of your life, opens more doors than you can ever imagine. Couple that with a huge dose of patience, and you will be Golden in your life. You'll no longer be selling; you'll be sharing life experiences and, yeah, fulfilling orders faster than you can imagine.

Because now, you are real. You're a real person, and not simply a "marketer" or "salesperson." Go get 'em, and get happy!

#marketing   #socialmedia   #sales   #advice  ___

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2015-05-05 05:46:43 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Collections Allow Me To Organize Years of Work Into One Location

Look, I started in Beta with ZERO followers, just like everyone else. Many posts early on struggled to find one or two people to +1 them. That was fine with me - I was in this for the long haul. Now, looking back, I am damn proud of the work I've done here - the posts that resonated with a thousand people, or just one person.

I give a great deal of thought to each post  - and I always have. I always can admit to myself when a post doesn't live up to my standards. In those cases (and there have been many) .. I ended up deleting the post. I am all about quality, and giving you all value, and things to think about. Hopefully, a few of my posts have caught your eye over the years. And so, I am going to put out great collections and I invite you to look at them and maybe follow that collection, if... more »

Collections Allow Me To Organize Years of Work Into One Location

Look, I started in Beta with ZERO followers, just like everyone else. Many posts early on struggled to find one or two people to +1 them. That was fine with me - I was in this for the long haul. Now, looking back, I am damn proud of the work I've done here - the posts that resonated with a thousand people, or just one person.

I give a great deal of thought to each post  - and I always have. I always can admit to myself when a post doesn't live up to my standards. In those cases (and there have been many) .. I ended up deleting the post. I am all about quality, and giving you all value, and things to think about. Hopefully, a few of my posts have caught your eye over the years. And so, I am going to put out great collections and I invite you to look at them and maybe follow that collection, if you feel so inclined. I have many more to follow...

The passions and loves of my life are in each and every one...

#collections   #passion   #thingsilove   #thestoryofmylife   #musiclover   #steampunk   #starwars   #books   #Hollywood   #movies   #space   #NASA   #spacex   #zombies   #geek   #art   #thewalkingdead   #cars   #trains   #ships   #airplane   #motorcycle  

My Collections

Music: Guitars, Rock N' Roll and Passion
https://plus.google.com/collection/IeCaa

Steampunkery
https://plus.google.com/collection/QsjbI

Star Wars Überfans
https://plus.google.com/collection/wC-aI

Books, Bibliophiles & Libraries
https://plus.google.com/collection/YrhcI

Old Hollywood, Movies, and Screenplays
https://plus.google.com/collection/At0da

Space: NASA, Space X, and Space Geeks
https://plus.google.com/collection/YVGaa

ZOMBIES & WALKERS
https://plus.google.com/collection/Eih0Z

Moving From A To B
https://plus.google.com/collection/0AhqZ

The Geek Side
https://plus.google.com/collection/A-8mI

Devouring Art
https://plus.google.com/collection/gp5mI___

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2015-05-05 04:16:51 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Penny Dreadful Combines Gothic Mystery, the Victorian Era, Horror, and Literary Characters Into One Cauldron of Macabre Deliciousness

Any fans out there? Here's a review by the AV Club's Genevieve Valentine. Possible Spoilers!

Few shows are looking to top themselves as gleefully as Penny Dreadful. Its first season introduced a smartly cast cadre of Victorian supernaturalists—so many of them drawn from literature of the age (Dr. Frankenstein and his creature Caliban, Mina Murray and Van Helsing, Dorian Gray) that the assembled team initially bore a marked similarity to Alan Moore’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Writer John Logan then proceeded to marionette all their accompanying tropes for his own ends. It didn’t always pan out; there were so many protagonists to juggle that atmosphere occasionally stood in for plot, and the season’sbig vil... more »

Penny Dreadful Combines Gothic Mystery, the Victorian Era, Horror, and Literary Characters Into One Cauldron of Macabre Deliciousness

Any fans out there? Here's a review by the AV Club's Genevieve Valentine. Possible Spoilers!

Few shows are looking to top themselves as gleefully as Penny Dreadful. Its first season introduced a smartly cast cadre of Victorian supernaturalists—so many of them drawn from literature of the age (Dr. Frankenstein and his creature Caliban, Mina Murray and Van Helsing, Dorian Gray) that the assembled team initially bore a marked similarity to Alan Moore’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Writer John Logan then proceeded to marionette all their accompanying tropes for his own ends. It didn’t always pan out; there were so many protagonists to juggle that atmosphere occasionally stood in for plot, and the season’s big villain, Mina, ended up more of a MacGuffin than a character in her own right.

But when Penny Dreadful worked, it worked: The ensemble got along affably, and though everyone’s subplots were subject to fit and starts, this was never a show about plot. It’s a loving examination of Victorian horror and a found family that assembles amid lush, often-macabre grandeur. Few of the show’s peers can touch it for sheer, unabashed Gothic, and season two’s set-pieces include a parlor studded with skulls. In every respect, Penny Dreadful knows what it is, and revels in its trappings.

The center of that atmosphere remains Eva Green’s Vanessa Ives. Trading on Green’s gimlet-eyed stare and fathomless voice, Penny Dreadful smartly places her in the focal point of the action. Vanessa’s barely contained fury rockets her past the damsel-in-distress she could easily be, and instead offers a glimpse of someone deeply haunted and trying to oust demons she’s not even sure how to name.

Her fears only get deeper this season, as another of the Devil’s cadres is on her heels. So far, that terror seems to be overwhelming her nerve, and hopefully she’ll get back some of the signature ferocity that made last season’s séance scene one of the year’s best 10 minutes. Doubtless she will; the first two episodes of season two are more occupied with setup than showpieces. In the meantime, Vanessa makes for one of the small screen’s most intense penitents.

She’s the center of a cast that maintains an almost-inexplicable equilibrium despite the sort of disparate acting styles that usually spell disaster. Josh Hartnett’s understated naturalism, Harry Treadaway’s peevishly arrogant BBC angst, Timothy Dalton’s scenery-chewing, and Danny Sapani’s gravitas all operate together, an easy mishmash that works with horrified stares and grim humor like any good pulp novel should.

Not everybody’s so lucky: Reeve Carney’s Dorian is even more adrift this season, and Rory Kinnear’s Caliban seems to be scrabbling for angst in the face of Vanessa’s much bigger problems. Billie Piper is resurrected from a part so perfunctory the show scraps all evidence of it right down to the accent. But there’s something to be said for a cast where any two characters could sit down and be interesting—and for a writer who lets them, just to see what character beat the actors can wring from it.

Naturally, it follows that one of Penny Dreadful’s problems is that among so many characters, it’s actually hard for the horror to get much breathing room. Not in imagery—there’s creeps aplenty there, and the show revels in its prerogative not to explain things. (Some of its best occult symbolism exists so far for its own sake.) But amid all that saturated atmosphere, the villains can get flattened by the pressure and edged out for time.

This season, which picks up almost directly on the heels of last season, still has a sense that characters inhabit their own chronologies, and time goes only as fast or slow as the character needs peril to develop. Such flat villains mean the buildup can overshadow the payoff. While having Mina as the slightly Sapphic agent of an off-brand Dracula was pulp gold on paper, her arc ended abruptly and left the first season with a distinctly “What now?” denouement that felt like it was retconning itself in real time.

On the other hand, a show that felt like 10 episodes of plot in an eight-hour jug won another two episodes for its second season; even as a numbers game, hopefully this new villain arc will fare better. This time, it’s witches, as over-the-top as Victorian horror allows (every naked-screaming, baby-eating, blood-bathing inch of them). And the gloriously arch sun at the center of this coven is Helen McCrory, who’s sublime in a part that requires both high camp and genuine menace. She nails the former effortlessly with every cackle and monologue, and nails the second in moments like the bloody-bathtub scene from the teaser, which gains some new ineffable creepiness in situ despite its familiarity. Pitting McCrory against Eva Green with the Devil in the middle might be worth the price of admission all by itself.

Under the direction of James Hawes (who returns to the series after two appropriately over-the-top episodes at the end of last season), the visuals swing from Victorian-lush to slightly unsettling in a comforting Hammer-horror way. Besides the trappings of period horror—which have expanded to include a wax museum so perfectly seedy it trumps the Grand Guignol—every nighttime room is soaked with shadows, every slow pan suggests a build to something awful. Half a dozen tortured souls whose trials have just begun get richly lit, lingering close-ups.

It’s a gorgeous backdrop that’s often a little short on canvas for the story it means to tell. But on the strength of its cast, the beauty of its design, and the sheer joy it gets from its homages, it’s the sort of dreadful that’s mostly a delight.

#pennydreadful   #horror   #literarycharacters   #victorianera   #London   #supernaturalists   #Gothic   #mystery   #tvseries   #occult   

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