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Sean Cowen has been at 24 events

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Tech Times T-Lounge177Join @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 Musk3,680,248Hey 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 Partners1,277,519In 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 20:00:001001  
Sean Cowen58,599This 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 Musk3,680,248*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 23:00:001676  
The Huffington Post3,374,268  +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” rempel166,805Mostly 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 Festival413,635http://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 rappaport219,557It'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 FAY1,903,835*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 Ratcliff8,447,043Join 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 04:00:00245  
Google for Nonprofits2,133,561In 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 18:30:00459  
NASA2,449,407Having 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 16:30:008329  
pio dal cin82,909Samantha 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 SESSIONS10,051For 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 Festival413,635*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 Musk3,680,248*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 Sickle781,305*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 Northey1,830,457Join @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 Wilson1,546,415It'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 Play8,578,013Google 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 01:00:006787  
matthew rappaport219,557*NYC @116758906530929229377 Concert on Friday, August 10, 2012 as part of #nychirl2  weekend*   Join us as we rock and roll all through the night with +Amazing music, laughs, and more at this @101066233324483545716 @107733598197138913821 Free Concert @The Living Room NYC (No Tickets Required!) It'll be amazing to see each other after 6 months and reunite where we had an EPIC Party the 1st time round & meet new PLUSpals.                             An All-Star+ Music Lineup & Surprises: Starting at 9pm : @114728696012925918708 & @107291158434082397409  The Living Room NYC Located at 154 Ludlow Street http://www.livingroomny.com Are you coming to the Official #nychirl2  Weekend concert? OH WHAT A +NIGHT! A Major @103052407716987048126 to rock your world and it'll all be BROADCAST live via a #hangoutsonair ! You won't have to miss a thing! (Although we do want to see you dance & smile!)                     Lots of fun in store for the Night and entire weekend! For more info about the #nychirl2  Weekend happening the 2nd weekend of August : Thursday, August 9 - Monday, August 13, 2012 Check out the @101560853443212199687 @117173351243749913463 Page:  https://plus.google.com/events/cca0dj8ro36ruegud2go8ap9rg0/111048918866742956374 Any Questions? Comment below or @111048918866742956374!  #plusversary   #nychirl   #livemusic   #coolhangouts   #nowTHISiscommunity   Latest Post with +H.I.R.L.tinerary for the weekend to check out: https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/7pbifsbxuRk H.I.R.L. - Hangout In Real Life Memories2012-08-10 21:00:0069  
Ryan Van Sickle781,305ON 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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2015-06-30 04:46:38 (56 comments, 1 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Four Years On Google+!

I signed up in Beta on the 29th ofJune, 2011, and I did my first post today, on June 30th, four years ago. These early days were wild and insane (back when the stream flowed on by) and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Tag me and leave comments if we talked during those first years, or anytime really. I want to celebrate this special anniversary with all of you. Remind me how we first met, or started talking!

We've had so many stories; so many great times together. Meeting people online, then later meeting them in real life. Too many people to name here, but all my longtime followers know who you are. Thanks for the memories!

I found my voice again here on G+. I found my love of music again here on G+ with my . I rekindled my love of books, art, writing, and a hundred other things. All because of Google+. I... more »

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2015-06-29 04:37:51 (18 comments, 71 reshares, 557 +1s)Open 

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often... more »

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2015-06-29 04:37:51 (18 comments, 71 reshares, 557 +1s)Open 

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often... more »

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2015-07-30 05:17:04 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

King Tut

In the 1970s, this was a big deal. Probably the best-known exhibition tour of the era was The Treasures of Tutankhamun tour, which ran from 1972 to 1981. In the 1979, a major exhibit of works from Tutankhamun's tomb traveled the world, and getting tickets to the few museums in America hosting this exhibit was no easy task. We saw this in San Francisco at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in the summer of 1979!

About the Discovery

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask, now in Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world. 

#kingtut   #tutankhamun   #Egypt   #egyp... more »

King Tut

In the 1970s, this was a big deal. Probably the best-known exhibition tour of the era was The Treasures of Tutankhamun tour, which ran from 1972 to 1981. In the 1979, a major exhibit of works from Tutankhamun's tomb traveled the world, and getting tickets to the few museums in America hosting this exhibit was no easy task. We saw this in San Francisco at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in the summer of 1979!

About the Discovery

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask, now in Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world. 

#kingtut   #tutankhamun   #Egypt   #egyptology   #musum   #exhibition   #1970s   #archaeology   #howardcarter  

via/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibitions_of_artifacts_from_the_tomb_of_Tutankhamun___

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2015-07-30 04:57:58 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

World War Ii Aviation Tattoo

Since my first days here on G+, I've talked bout my connection to WWII. I've always had that, since I was a young boy. The war had only been over for a few decades when I was born, and in my early years, I was addicted to all the heroic war movies, and especially to making models of the planes and battleships, and tanks.

Later in life, I discovered the mini-series Band of Brothers and I knew that I'd always look up to the men and women who served in WWII. That we're here today, enjoying our freedoms is because of this "Lost Generation." I admire them, I pay homage to them and I hope to get a full sleeve tat to pay even further tribute to their ultimate sacrifices. It is something I feel deeply compelled to do.

From Tattoos In Flight

The commitment required for large scale tattoo work is certainly... more »

World War Ii Aviation Tattoo

Since my first days here on G+, I've talked bout my connection to WWII. I've always had that, since I was a young boy. The war had only been over for a few decades when I was born, and in my early years, I was addicted to all the heroic war movies, and especially to making models of the planes and battleships, and tanks.

Later in life, I discovered the mini-series Band of Brothers and I knew that I'd always look up to the men and women who served in WWII. That we're here today, enjoying our freedoms is because of this "Lost Generation." I admire them, I pay homage to them and I hope to get a full sleeve tat to pay even further tribute to their ultimate sacrifices. It is something I feel deeply compelled to do.

From Tattoos In Flight

The commitment required for large scale tattoo work is certainly commendable — the amount of time it takes along with the pain and cost over multiple sessions makes the completed piece not only a triumph of art, but also a triumph over various hurdles along the way.

A full sleeve project is one of these large scale projects and is one of the most visible you can get — making it important to get the right artwork from the right artist!

That’s the case in this fantastic sleeve featuring all different sorts of World War II fighter and bomber aircraft.  You can see famous planes like the P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-47 Thunderbolt, and SBD Dauntless here.

The awesome sleeve was created by artist Jason Leisge of Oddball Studios in Portland, OR.

#worldwarii   #worldwar2   #tattoo   #aviation   #p51   #b17   #bandofbrothers  

tattoosinflight.com/2008/09/30/stunning-world-war-ii-aircraft-sleeve-tattoo/___

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2015-07-29 04:06:10 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I'm pretty sure +byron rempel and I were talking about something like this back in 2011 when we met here. I've always wanted to see his works shown together in a massive show!

It was cool seeing his group of works displayed in the Toronto Google HQ (do I have that right, von Rempel?) But this is equally cool!

I've always supported Byron and all Indie Artists on G+ and I'll never stop doing that. Ever!

#indieartist   #indieart   #zombies  

Do you like haunted houses?
If you're in the Hauppauge, NY area this weekend, stop by the Haunt Faire ( http://www.haunt-faire.com ) for a haunted house convention which will also have the largest display of my artwork in US history. There will be more at the table run by +N. M. Scuri who is the author behind +TwoSentence Horrors

Other cool things include panels and audtions!___I'm pretty sure +byron rempel and I were talking about something like this back in 2011 when we met here. I've always wanted to see his works shown together in a massive show!

It was cool seeing his group of works displayed in the Toronto Google HQ (do I have that right, von Rempel?) But this is equally cool!

I've always supported Byron and all Indie Artists on G+ and I'll never stop doing that. Ever!

#indieartist   #indieart   #zombies  

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2015-07-29 03:56:45 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Favourite Hollywood Movie Couples

The adventure, the banter, the rugged American with the devil may care attitude and a nerdy, brilliant, beautiful Brit with an enthusiasm for the world that is hard to match. They are an all-time great "movie couple."

Name your favorite movie couples and the films they were in. Go!

#films   #movies   #Hollywood   #OldHollywood   #moviecouples  

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Favourite Hollywood Movie Couples

The adventure, the banter, the rugged American with the devil may care attitude and a nerdy, brilliant, beautiful Brit with an enthusiasm for the world that is hard to match. They are an all-time great "movie couple."

Name your favorite movie couples and the films they were in. Go!

#films   #movies   #Hollywood   #OldHollywood   #moviecouples  

via/ thatkindofwoman.tumblr.com/___

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2015-07-28 04:45:01 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Tat Selfie From a Quinquagenarian

On any given day, I shun the usual route of taking a selfie. But tonight, I thought I'd take a #selfie  that shows some of my dog paw tattoo (you only get a little glimpse). Sorry about the darkness and graininess. I'm rockin' the ZZ Top white beard at the moment;  if I shave that off, fifteen years instantly disappear. :-)

But I don't mind gray hairs and a beard. I'm exactly at the age I want to be, and I am damn comfortable in my own skin. It's funny, mom always has looked twenty years younger (as did her mother) so I think I'll have that goin' for me as I dive into the future. But really, age is simply a number, and I know people my age who look 20, 25 years older than me. They do. It's really apparent. Stress and the toils of life have taken their toll. For me, knock on wood, genetics willc... more »

Tat Selfie From a Quinquagenarian

On any given day, I shun the usual route of taking a selfie. But tonight, I thought I'd take a #selfie  that shows some of my dog paw tattoo (you only get a little glimpse). Sorry about the darkness and graininess. I'm rockin' the ZZ Top white beard at the moment;  if I shave that off, fifteen years instantly disappear. :-)

But I don't mind gray hairs and a beard. I'm exactly at the age I want to be, and I am damn comfortable in my own skin. It's funny, mom always has looked twenty years younger (as did her mother) so I think I'll have that goin' for me as I dive into the future. But really, age is simply a number, and I know people my age who look 20, 25 years older than me. They do. It's really apparent. Stress and the toils of life have taken their toll. For me, knock on wood, genetics will continue to be a factor..

I'm a happy quinquagenarian and still pretty damn hot, so life is good.!

Thanks to +Pam Adger for giving me a much better (and clearer) version. Love you, sweetums!

#myselfie   #tattoo   #fiddy  ___

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2015-07-27 03:49:50 (9 comments, 28 reshares, 202 +1s)Open 

Lichty Guitars - Guitar Artwork

Handcrafted one at a time, each Lichty custom guitar and custom ukulele is built from start to finish by Jay. He works closely with each customer in the design process to ensure the fit, feel, look and playability fits the player’s style perfectly.

It is a process Jay loves to be a part of and his passion shows in each lovingly crafted instrument. Jay Lichty creates all the instruments by hand using a wide variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods including Indian rosewood, Brazilian rosewood, pau ferro, cocobolo, lacewood, hormigo, koa, mahogany, ziricote, ancient kauri, maple, claro walnut and others for the instrument bodies.

Types of wood used for the soundboards include lutz, englemann, sitka, Adirondack spruces, Western red cedar, sinker redwood, koa, and mahogany.

#guitar   #customguitar   #ukulele  #han... more »

Lichty Guitars - Guitar Artwork

Handcrafted one at a time, each Lichty custom guitar and custom ukulele is built from start to finish by Jay. He works closely with each customer in the design process to ensure the fit, feel, look and playability fits the player’s style perfectly.

It is a process Jay loves to be a part of and his passion shows in each lovingly crafted instrument. Jay Lichty creates all the instruments by hand using a wide variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods including Indian rosewood, Brazilian rosewood, pau ferro, cocobolo, lacewood, hormigo, koa, mahogany, ziricote, ancient kauri, maple, claro walnut and others for the instrument bodies.

Types of wood used for the soundboards include lutz, englemann, sitka, Adirondack spruces, Western red cedar, sinker redwood, koa, and mahogany.

#guitar   #customguitar   #ukulele   #handcrafted   #coolthings  

via/ lichtyguitars.com___

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2015-07-25 04:18:02 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Modern Card Catalog

Ah, the joys of sifting through the old library card catalogues. No "Google it" then, you actually had to do some work, and for myself, one discovery always led to another. These are relics today - reminders of the past - but to some of us, they'll always hold the fondest memories... which you can remember over and over with this USB thumb drive.

#cardcatalogue   #cardcatalog   #library   #research   #discovery   #books   #booklovers   #nostalgia  

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Modern Card Catalog

Ah, the joys of sifting through the old library card catalogues. No "Google it" then, you actually had to do some work, and for myself, one discovery always led to another. These are relics today - reminders of the past - but to some of us, they'll always hold the fondest memories... which you can remember over and over with this USB thumb drive.

#cardcatalogue   #cardcatalog   #library   #research   #discovery   #books   #booklovers   #nostalgia  

via/ http://i0.wp.com/www.makingithappen.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1.large_.png?resize=600,600___

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2015-07-24 06:24:28 (21 comments, 21 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Apple I Started It All- The very first Apple computer in April of 1976. Launched by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Apple dwarfs that of virtually all companies, including its closest rivals, for the title of most valuable business.

I'm not a Fanboy, but I do believe that recognition should be given to this world-leading company that traces its roots back to the Apple 1.

Oil giant ExxonMobil XOM has a market capitalization of $382 billion, for example. Meanwhile, Google GOOG comes in at $365 billion while Microsoft MSFT is valued at $349 billion. Today, Apple is at or near $700 billlion.(2/15)

The original Apple Computer 1, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, was released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the... more »

Apple I Started It All- The very first Apple computer in April of 1976. Launched by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Apple dwarfs that of virtually all companies, including its closest rivals, for the title of most valuable business.

I'm not a Fanboy, but I do believe that recognition should be given to this world-leading company that traces its roots back to the Apple 1.

Oil giant ExxonMobil XOM has a market capitalization of $382 billion, for example. Meanwhile, Google GOOG comes in at $365 billion while Microsoft MSFT is valued at $349 billion. Today, Apple is at or near $700 billlion.(2/15)

The original Apple Computer 1, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, was released by the Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer. The Apple I was Apple's first product, and to finance its creation, Jobs sold his only means of transportation, a VW Microbus, and Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator for $500. It was demonstrated in July 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California.

On March 5, 1975 Steve Wozniak attended the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club in Gordon French's garage. He was so inspired that he immediately set to work on what would become the Apple I computer. Wozniak calculated that laying out his design would cost $1,000 and parts would cost another $20 per computer; he hoped to recoup his costs if 50 people bought his design for $40 each. His friend Steve Jobs arranged to sell 50 computers to the Byte Shop (a computer store in Mountain View, California) at $500 each. To fulfill the $25,000 order, they obtained $20,000 in parts at 30 days net and delivered the finished product in 10 days.

The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 at a price of US$666.66, because Wozniak "liked repeating digits" and because of a one-third markup on the $500 wholesale price. The first unit produced was used in a high school math class, and donated to Liza Loop's public access computer center. About 200 units were produced and all but 25 were sold during nine or ten months.

Unlike other hobbyist computers of its day, which were sold as kits, the Apple I was a fully assembled circuit board containing about 60+ chips. However, to make a working computer, users still had to add a case, power supply transformers, power switch, ASCII keyboard, and composite video display. An optional board providing a cassette interface for storage was later released at the cost of $72.

The Apple I's built-in computer terminal circuitry was distinctive. All one needed was a keyboard and an inexpensive television set. Competing machines such as the Altair 8800 generally were programmed with front-mounted toggle switches and used indicator lights (red LEDs, most commonly) for output, and had to be extended with separate hardware to allow connection to a computer terminal or a teletypewriter machine.

This made the Apple I an innovative machine for its day. In April 1977 the price was dropped to $475. It continued to be sold through August 1977, despite the introduction of the Apple II in April 1977, which began shipping in June of that year. Apple dropped the Apple I from its price list by October 1977, officially discontinuing it. As Wozniak was the only person who could answer most customer support questions about the computer, the company offered Apple I owners discounts and trade-ins for Apple IIs to persuade them to return their computers.

These recovered boards were then destroyed by Apple, contributing to their rarity today.

#apple   #computer   #pc   #apple1  ___

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2015-07-23 05:08:00 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Lazy Cats in the Summer

My fat cats? Their tale is this: they're morbidly obese, lazy bastards who couldn't kill a fly if one was superglued to their lips or placed directly on their tongue. Okay, well, maybe one of the four is. But they all ARE frakin' lazy! Absolutely useless in ths summer months. Dogs I get. Cats? Not so much. 

Don't get me wrong. I'm their Daddy, and they'll come to me when they want something, but they are the biggest diva's I've ever seen, and, well, even though they're indoor cats, maybe they need a dose, now and then, of what our friend here experienced. 

Laziest cats on the planet. Seriously. I blame Blaine. :-)

#cats   #catlovers   #uselesscats  

Lost original source...

Lazy Cats in the Summer

My fat cats? Their tale is this: they're morbidly obese, lazy bastards who couldn't kill a fly if one was superglued to their lips or placed directly on their tongue. Okay, well, maybe one of the four is. But they all ARE frakin' lazy! Absolutely useless in ths summer months. Dogs I get. Cats? Not so much. 

Don't get me wrong. I'm their Daddy, and they'll come to me when they want something, but they are the biggest diva's I've ever seen, and, well, even though they're indoor cats, maybe they need a dose, now and then, of what our friend here experienced. 

Laziest cats on the planet. Seriously. I blame Blaine. :-)

#cats   #catlovers   #uselesscats  

Lost original source...___

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2015-07-22 04:53:17 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

The Wedding Vows

+Blaine Hall and I are getting married in Ohio on Friday!

My vows to Blaine

From the first five minutes we met, I knew ... I knew, that we would be together until our final days. I literally knew that in five minutes!! Your laugh was one I wanted to hear my entire life, and never did before. Until I heard it come out of you.

None of this "you complete me stuff" but really, you do in a way, Blaine. I've always been a loner; self-sufficient, a traveller of the world, but until I met you, no one, not a single person, ever made me feel the deepest parts of my heart until we met.

Ours is a long love affair. I've wanted to marry you for nine years, but I never told you that. Now we can, and I want you to know that that is all I ever wanted. To be married to you, and to be with you until we take... more »

The Wedding Vows

+Blaine Hall and I are getting married in Ohio on Friday!

My vows to Blaine

From the first five minutes we met, I knew ... I knew, that we would be together until our final days. I literally knew that in five minutes!! Your laugh was one I wanted to hear my entire life, and never did before. Until I heard it come out of you.

None of this "you complete me stuff" but really, you do in a way, Blaine. I've always been a loner; self-sufficient, a traveller of the world, but until I met you, no one, not a single person, ever made me feel the deepest parts of my heart until we met.

Ours is a long love affair. I've wanted to marry you for nine years, but I never told you that. Now we can, and I want you to know that that is all I ever wanted. To be married to you, and to be with you until we take our last breaths.

I can't imagine what my life would have been like if we hadn't met, but I know it would have been boring at the least, and infinitely uneventful at the most. I love you with all my heart, I do. And I always have. And today, the world knows it. On Friday, after all these years, we will be a legal couple. Finally.

Sorry, now you're stuck with me, my love! :-)

Here's a video to speak to what we have:

Andy Grammar - "Honey I'm Good"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go7gn6dugu0___

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2015-07-22 03:22:18 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Paw Prints For Atticus and Meg: My Babies

So I wrote the other day that I wanted to get a certain somebody's name on my arm, as we're tying the knot this Friday.

But I was talked out of that today by the said person, as well as the artist. So I made the executive decision to have my inaugural tattoo be a set of two dog's paw prints - one for Atticus, and a smaller one for Meg, right below my shoulder.

They were the loves of my life and they made me happy and smile every day, even when they were being naughty. Considering their tragic end, I decided to pay homage to my kids, my babies, forever. So today, I got my first tattoo in their honor. It looks a lot like this, multiplied times two... I miss them so much, and I still have nightmares where I'm trying to save them. But maybe this small, permanent gesture will show them how much their Daddy... more »

Paw Prints For Atticus and Meg: My Babies

So I wrote the other day that I wanted to get a certain somebody's name on my arm, as we're tying the knot this Friday.

But I was talked out of that today by the said person, as well as the artist. So I made the executive decision to have my inaugural tattoo be a set of two dog's paw prints - one for Atticus, and a smaller one for Meg, right below my shoulder.

They were the loves of my life and they made me happy and smile every day, even when they were being naughty. Considering their tragic end, I decided to pay homage to my kids, my babies, forever. So today, I got my first tattoo in their honor. It looks a lot like this, multiplied times two... I miss them so much, and I still have nightmares where I'm trying to save them. But maybe this small, permanent gesture will show them how much their Daddy loved them...

#doglovers   #tattoo   #firsttattoo  ___

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2015-07-21 03:17:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Brilliant colors and a must-have for any collection!

#doctorwho   #tardis   #doctorwhofans  

Well done, von Rempel!

This is the other #TARDIS study I painted today.
http://zombies.storenvy.com/collections/1103202-comics/products/13880145-tardis-version-two

#doctorwho___Brilliant colors and a must-have for any collection!

#doctorwho   #tardis   #doctorwhofans  

Well done, von Rempel!

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2015-07-20 05:50:38 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

This Girl Plays Rough Shirt: Super Heroes: Wonder Woman T-Shirt

I've never figured out why some people get so hung up on labels, and colors when it comes to gender identity etc. I remember growing up how girls always had to have pink everything,  and it was blue for boys. Always. Those times have changed.

I think boys and girls, men and women should be able to wear whatever they like, and choose whatever colors and patterns that appeal to them. If your boy wants to wear a tiara and hot pink shorts, let him. Let him figure it out, but be there to be supportive. The same with boyfriends and girlfrinds, husbands and wives. 

Life is so, so, so fucking short to be worrying about trivialities like these. If you've raised your kids right; if they know about boundaries and respect and all the other lessons of life you've taught them, they'll doj... more »

This Girl Plays Rough Shirt: Super Heroes: Wonder Woman T-Shirt

I've never figured out why some people get so hung up on labels, and colors when it comes to gender identity etc. I remember growing up how girls always had to have pink everything,  and it was blue for boys. Always. Those times have changed.

I think boys and girls, men and women should be able to wear whatever they like, and choose whatever colors and patterns that appeal to them. If your boy wants to wear a tiara and hot pink shorts, let him. Let him figure it out, but be there to be supportive. The same with boyfriends and girlfrinds, husbands and wives. 

Life is so, so, so fucking short to be worrying about trivialities like these. If you've raised your kids right; if they know about boundaries and respect and all the other lessons of life you've taught them, they'll do just fine. They'll turn into honorable and incredible young men and women. But for Pete's sake, let them have some latitude when it comes to the small things, like t-shirts and colors.

That's just my humble opinion...

#tshirt   #wonderwoman   #superheroes   #genderidentity   #kidschoices   #growingup  

80stees.com

via/ http://bit.ly/WonderWoman80sTee___

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2015-07-19 04:38:00 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

First Tattoo

+Blaine Hall and I have talked about this for-ever. I've given him grief for years about his tats. I don't have a single one (and never wanted one before), but as we're getting married after all these damn years, I know that my first one has to say BLAINE. I love him with all my heart (and have since the day we met) and I would absolutely get a tattoo with his name on me!! To show how much I love him, and always will, 'till neither of us are breathing!

That's a big thing for me. A new step. I'm not sure why I never got them before (probably because every other person on the planet was doing the same thing), but I've seen so many great ones, and I guess I figure -- why not?

So, I will do this out of the absolute love I have for my future husband. And I will accept the fact that tattoos are cool. Then, I will... more »

First Tattoo

+Blaine Hall and I have talked about this for-ever. I've given him grief for years about his tats. I don't have a single one (and never wanted one before), but as we're getting married after all these damn years, I know that my first one has to say BLAINE. I love him with all my heart (and have since the day we met) and I would absolutely get a tattoo with his name on me!! To show how much I love him, and always will, 'till neither of us are breathing!

That's a big thing for me. A new step. I'm not sure why I never got them before (probably because every other person on the planet was doing the same thing), but I've seen so many great ones, and I guess I figure -- why not?

So, I will do this out of the absolute love I have for my future husband. And I will accept the fact that tattoos are cool. Then, I will decide on a second tattoo since one is never enough. grin

I love sci-fi, space, books, music (you all know the drill as I post about these loves all the time).

Who has a great design for my second tat??? And where should I put them?

#tattoo   #tattooart   #bodyart   #love   #tattooartist   #tats   #tattoodesigns  

via/ inkcloth.com___

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2015-07-18 04:34:00 (23 comments, 15 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Octopus Candle Holder

Alright, I really need to know who loves this and would add it to their home, maybe in a badass library or study? It definitely makes a statement. It might note be as intricate or Gothic as others I've posted about, but it definitely is eye-catching. It appears to be aluminum, with a bronze patina...

#octopus   #candleholder   #candlelight   #homedecor   #library   #creativity  

via/ ebay.com

Most sold around 175 bucks, fyi...

(For the record, I would totally add this into my library, surrounded by stacks of books and other cool ephemera...)

Octopus Candle Holder

Alright, I really need to know who loves this and would add it to their home, maybe in a badass library or study? It definitely makes a statement. It might note be as intricate or Gothic as others I've posted about, but it definitely is eye-catching. It appears to be aluminum, with a bronze patina...

#octopus   #candleholder   #candlelight   #homedecor   #library   #creativity  

via/ ebay.com

Most sold around 175 bucks, fyi...

(For the record, I would totally add this into my library, surrounded by stacks of books and other cool ephemera...)___

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2015-07-18 04:15:35 (10 comments, 14 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

Star Wars: I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

What do you think? Would the family/partner/husband/wife/significant other like this?

Sometimes, bold art works with words can be a bit too much, but damn, this is Star Wars after all. For any Jedi Knight or Dark Lord of the Sith out there, there is no such thing as excess when it comes to our universe! :-)

#starwars   #darthvader   #jedi   #sithlord   #artwork  

via/ zulily.com

Star Wars: I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

What do you think? Would the family/partner/husband/wife/significant other like this?

Sometimes, bold art works with words can be a bit too much, but damn, this is Star Wars after all. For any Jedi Knight or Dark Lord of the Sith out there, there is no such thing as excess when it comes to our universe! :-)

#starwars   #darthvader   #jedi   #sithlord   #artwork  

via/ zulily.com___

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2015-07-17 04:46:21 (19 comments, 20 reshares, 271 +1s)Open 

Karlův most - Charles Bridge - Prague

Karlův most je nejstarší stojící most přes řeku Vltavu v Praze a druhý nejstarší dochovaný most v České republice. V Čechách to byla v pořadí čtvrtá kamenná mostní stavba, po mostu Juditině, Píseckém a Roudnickém. Wait, oh sorry. In English, Sean.

If you get the chance one day to visit Central Europe, you will undoubtedly stay for a while in Prague. As you should, with this 1000+ year old amazing city. One of the great sites in town is this Gothic bridge.

The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.

The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in1342. This new bridge w... more »

Karlův most - Charles Bridge - Prague

Karlův most je nejstarší stojící most přes řeku Vltavu v Praze a druhý nejstarší dochovaný most v České republice. V Čechách to byla v pořadí čtvrtá kamenná mostní stavba, po mostu Juditině, Píseckém a Roudnickém. Wait, oh sorry. In English, Sean.

If you get the chance one day to visit Central Europe, you will undoubtedly stay for a while in Prague. As you should, with this 1000+ year old amazing city. One of the great sites in town is this Gothic bridge.

The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.

The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or the Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870.

As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.

The bridge is 621 m long and nearly 10 m wide, resting on 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side. The Old Town bridge tower is often considered to be one of the most astonishing civil gothic-style buildings in the world. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas.

#prague   #czechrepublic   #charlesbridge   #centraleurope   #history   #worldtravel  

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2015-07-16 05:13:45 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

The Atom Bomb Was Successfully Tested on July 16, 1945

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Plans for the creation of a uranium bomb by the Allies were established as early as 1939, when Italian emigre physicist Enrico Fermi met with U.S. Navy department officials at Columbia University to discuss the use of fissionable materials for military purposes.

That same year, Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt supporting the theory that an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction had great potential as a basis for a weapon of mass destruction. In February 1940, the federal government granted a total of $6,000 for research. But in early 1942, with the United States now at war with the Axis powers, and fear mounting that Germany... more »

The Atom Bomb Was Successfully Tested on July 16, 1945

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Plans for the creation of a uranium bomb by the Allies were established as early as 1939, when Italian emigre physicist Enrico Fermi met with U.S. Navy department officials at Columbia University to discuss the use of fissionable materials for military purposes.

That same year, Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin Roosevelt supporting the theory that an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction had great potential as a basis for a weapon of mass destruction. In February 1940, the federal government granted a total of $6,000 for research. But in early 1942, with the United States now at war with the Axis powers, and fear mounting that Germany was working on its own uranium bomb, the War Department took a more active interest, and limits on resources for the project were removed.

Brigadier-General Leslie R. Groves, himself an engineer, was now in complete charge of a project to assemble the greatest minds in science and discover how to harness the power of the atom as a means of bringing the war to a decisive end. The Manhattan Project (so-called because of where the research began) would wind its way through many locations during the early period of theoretical exploration, most importantly, the University of Chicago, where Enrico Fermi successfully set off the first fission chain reaction.

But the Project took final form in the desert of New Mexico, where, in 1943, Robert J. Oppenheimer began directing Project Y at a laboratory at Los Alamos, along with such minds as Hans Bethe, Edward Teller, and Fermi. Here theory and practice came together, as the problems of achieving critical mass-a nuclear explosion-and the construction of a deliverable bomb were worked out.

Finally, on the morning of July 16,in the New Mexico desert 120 miles south of Santa Fe, the first atomic bomb was detonated. The scientists and a few dignitaries had removed themselves 10,000 yards away to observe as the first mushroom cloud of searing light stretched 40,000 feet into the air and generated the destructive power of 15,000 to 20,000 tons of TNT. The tower on which the bomb sat when detonated was vaporized.

The question now became-on whom was the bomb to be dropped? Germany was the original target, but the Germans had already surrendered. The only belligerent remaining was Japan.

A footnote: The original $6,000 budget for the Manhattan Project finally ballooned to a total cost of $2 billion.

#atomicbomb   #themanhattanproject   #worldwarii   #WMD   #mushroomcloud   #oppenheimer   #einstein   #history   #AmericanHistory     #enricofermi  

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2015-07-16 04:46:40 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Game of Thrones stained glass inspired fan art of Sandor Clegane, Arya Stark, Jaime Lannister and Robb Stark

Very cool work and I'm betting these would look incredible if made into actual stained glass art. For now, we'll have to live with these versions. Great work!

#gameofthrones   #stainedglass   #fanart   #aryastark   #robbstark   #jaimelanister   #sandorclegane   #khaldrogo  

via/ http://gameofthronesfanart.com/post/61745675933/game-fo-thrones-stained-glass-fan-art-by-buka4a4a

Game of Thrones stained glass inspired fan art of Sandor Clegane, Arya Stark, Jaime Lannister and Robb Stark

Very cool work and I'm betting these would look incredible if made into actual stained glass art. For now, we'll have to live with these versions. Great work!

#gameofthrones   #stainedglass   #fanart   #aryastark   #robbstark   #jaimelanister   #sandorclegane   #khaldrogo  

via/ http://gameofthronesfanart.com/post/61745675933/game-fo-thrones-stained-glass-fan-art-by-buka4a4a___

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2015-07-16 04:29:08 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

This Guitar Has Seconds To Live: Vintage THE WHO Newspaper Ad

Classic. One of those perfect, well-crafted ads the men and women on Madison Avenue used to dream up. There was no way you weren't going to listen to this after an ad like this.

#thewho   #classicrock   #thekidsarealright   #advertisement   #MadisonAvenue  

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This Guitar Has Seconds To Live: Vintage THE WHO Newspaper Ad

Classic. One of those perfect, well-crafted ads the men and women on Madison Avenue used to dream up. There was no way you weren't going to listen to this after an ad like this.

#thewho   #classicrock   #thekidsarealright   #advertisement   #MadisonAvenue  

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2015-07-15 04:25:00 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The Holiday Hotel & Casino - Reno, Nevada

It's funny how you have flashbacks sometimes. I remember going to The Holiday as a young boy. My grandmother always loved her 777 slots and this is where we ended up two or three times a year.

In my younger years, we lived in Sacramento, California (4th grade on) and Nana Von used to fly out from Iowa to visit with us. She loved to gamble her whole life, but she especially loved staying at The Holiday. Everyone who worked there knew her name, and loved her, and they took damn good care of her, always. Later, when we moved to Reno, it was much easier just to hang out with her and visit each day (no special travel plans needed).

The Holiday disappeared years ago, but as it's location along the Truckee River was always particularly great; a new modern casino hotel is there on that exact spot today. For... more »

The Holiday Hotel & Casino - Reno, Nevada

It's funny how you have flashbacks sometimes. I remember going to The Holiday as a young boy. My grandmother always loved her 777 slots and this is where we ended up two or three times a year.

In my younger years, we lived in Sacramento, California (4th grade on) and Nana Von used to fly out from Iowa to visit with us. She loved to gamble her whole life, but she especially loved staying at The Holiday. Everyone who worked there knew her name, and loved her, and they took damn good care of her, always. Later, when we moved to Reno, it was much easier just to hang out with her and visit each day (no special travel plans needed).

The Holiday disappeared years ago, but as it's location along the Truckee River was always particularly great; a new modern casino hotel is there on that exact spot today. For me, I'll always remember playing Keno in the coffee shop and all the great meals we had together. I vividly remember standing in the "safe" areas for kids, getting along with cool security guys, and watching Nana always trying to hit those triple-7's. She lived for that, and she loved gambling right up until she passed away this year. Most of all, I remember she loved to give me and my brother buckets of her winnings (back when coins were still used)!

It was never about the money for her (she had plenty her whole life). It was always about the play, and the quest for those Red Sevens! I never saw Nana Von happier than when she was playing her slots. At The Holiday, she also always brought along her GM, Bob Larimer (who was close to our family since I remember breathing; Bob was her go-to guy at her factories after my grandfather passed) and his wife, Mildred. In later years, Mildred moved to Reno after Bob passed. And we still had amazing visits together with Von and Mildred well into my high school and college years.

Alas, those days are gone now. The Holiday is gone, but like the Rat Pack in Las Vegas, it will always live on in my memories. And man, I remember every single little detail of the dozens and dozens (maybe hundreds?) of times we visited Nana at this classy old dame, The Holdiay!

#holidayhotel   #reno   #nevada   #casino   #truckeeriver   #OldReno   #gambling   #mygrandma   #family   #goodtimes  ___

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2015-07-15 04:04:30 (29 comments, 26 reshares, 492 +1s)Open 

Dodge Charger: Vrooom!

The Dodge Charger is an American automobile whose current version is manufactured in Canada by Dodge. First used on a show car in 1964, there have been several different production vehicles, built on three different platforms and sizes, all bearing the Charger nameplate.

The Charger nameplate has been used with subcompact hatchbacks, full-sized sedans, and personal luxury coupes.

#dodge   #charger   #fastcars   #musclecars  

via/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Charger

History of the Charger According to Edmunds
edmunds.com/dodge/charger/history.html

Dodge Charger: Vrooom!

The Dodge Charger is an American automobile whose current version is manufactured in Canada by Dodge. First used on a show car in 1964, there have been several different production vehicles, built on three different platforms and sizes, all bearing the Charger nameplate.

The Charger nameplate has been used with subcompact hatchbacks, full-sized sedans, and personal luxury coupes.

#dodge   #charger   #fastcars   #musclecars  

via/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Charger

History of the Charger According to Edmunds
edmunds.com/dodge/charger/history.html___

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2015-07-15 03:33:31 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Driving Through Fort Wayne, Indiana Today

It's my day off today since I'm woking about 50 hours over the next four days for the Fort Wayne Three Rivers Festival. But I had to drive in and set up our booth (in a wind funnel!). The drive in was spectacular. I drove through areas I've never been in before and I realized that there are fascinating shops and bars and restaurants all over the downtown area. That area is also filled with quirky architecture and really amazing vintage style all over.

Every time I turned a corner I discovered a new coffee shop, or comic store, or someplace cool for us to visit in the future. Now, FW is the closest big city to us, but we've never really just driven around and allowed serendipity to prevail. Today, that's just what I did.

This festival is in the heart of Fort Wayne, and I got to listen to bands... more »

Driving Through Fort Wayne, Indiana Today

It's my day off today since I'm woking about 50 hours over the next four days for the Fort Wayne Three Rivers Festival. But I had to drive in and set up our booth (in a wind funnel!). The drive in was spectacular. I drove through areas I've never been in before and I realized that there are fascinating shops and bars and restaurants all over the downtown area. That area is also filled with quirky architecture and really amazing vintage style all over.

Every time I turned a corner I discovered a new coffee shop, or comic store, or someplace cool for us to visit in the future. Now, FW is the closest big city to us, but we've never really just driven around and allowed serendipity to prevail. Today, that's just what I did.

This festival is in the heart of Fort Wayne, and I got to listen to bands doing sound checks all morming (they're about 200 feet away across a busy street). I was impressed, and every time I visit FW (and knowing great friends who live there like +Scott Cramer +Keith Cramer and their families) I always want to return again.

It should be a great week at the Festival! Stop by and say "hey!" if you're in the area!

#fortwayne   #indiana   #downtown   #coolcities   #threeriversfestival  ___

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2015-07-14 05:22:58 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

All Roads Lead to Willie Nelson: Rolling Stone's Definitive Profile of the Country Icon by Patrick Doyle

He is one of America's greatest songwriters, a hero from Texas to San Francisco, a hippie's hippie and a redneck's redneck. But does anyone really know Willie Nelson?

On a winding stretch of road 30 miles west of Austin, a couple of miles down from a hamburger shack and an auto-repair shop, there's an iron gate with the image of a cowboy silhouette. Type in a key code and ride up a steep, muddy incline surrounded by oaks, cedars and patchy grass. After a left turn at a barn, you will enter a ghost town: a white, wood-frame church, a jailhouse, a bank, a dance hall, a water tower and a saloon.

Willie Nelson built Luck, Texas, on a corner of his 700-acre Hill Country property for his 1986 cowboy film Red Headed... more »

All Roads Lead to Willie Nelson: Rolling Stone's Definitive Profile of the Country Icon by Patrick Doyle

He is one of America's greatest songwriters, a hero from Texas to San Francisco, a hippie's hippie and a redneck's redneck. But does anyone really know Willie Nelson?

On a winding stretch of road 30 miles west of Austin, a couple of miles down from a hamburger shack and an auto-repair shop, there's an iron gate with the image of a cowboy silhouette. Type in a key code and ride up a steep, muddy incline surrounded by oaks, cedars and patchy grass. After a left turn at a barn, you will enter a ghost town: a white, wood-frame church, a jailhouse, a bank, a dance hall, a water tower and a saloon.

Willie Nelson built Luck, Texas, on a corner of his 700-acre Hill Country property for his 1986 cowboy film Red Headed Stranger. Nelson wanted the movie to come out a decade earlier, at the same time as his classic album of the same name, but then Robert Redford, who was supposed to star in it, dropped out and Hollywood lost interest.

Nelson, who had dreamed of owning an Old West town since he was a young Roy Rogers fan, pushed forward, despite the fact that he owed the government millions in taxes. He raised money with the help of investor friends. He cast his family and band in the movie, and enlisted University of Texas architecture students to build Luck. The movie originally called for the town to burn down, but Nelson had the ending changed.

"Oh, we never were going to tear it down," Nelson says in a low, husky twang as he drives a '94 Chevy through Luck on a clear, blue winter morning, before letting out a heavy cough. "We wanted to get all the movie money we could and then get them out of town!"

Today, Luck is one of the last standing Western film sets in the country, though "standing" may be an overstatement: The planking has fallen off a barn that houses a John Deere tractor, the imitation rock has almost completely peeled off the bank, and the post office has almost collapsed entirely. When the town's architect returned recently, he thought it needed to be bulldozed.

The ranch and surrounding area are known to locals as Willie World. Nelson also owns Pedernales Cut-N-Putt, a nine-hole course you can see from his house. Next to that is a recording studio, and condos for friends, family and longtime crew members. Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse, a burger joint full of old Nelson posters and stage props, opened by his late stage manager Poodie Locke, is down the road on Highway 71; Nelson has been known to drop by for a surprise set. Drive to downtown Austin, and you'll find the new Willie Nelson statue on Willie Nelson Boulevard.

With his youngest kids, Lukas and Micah, grown up and out of the house, Nelson spends his rare nontouring days driving around, listening to his Sirius XM station, Willie's Roadhouse, sometimes going off-roading and carving out paths. "I've thought I was going to die a few times with him in the truck," says his daughter Paula. "He's like a kid, doing the whole cowboys-and-Indians thing. It's his playground."

Read the rest of this fantastic Americana story here:
bit.ly/WilliesRoads

#willienelson   #countrymusic   #Texas   #cowboysandindians   #cowboy   #songwriter   #Austin   #OldWest   #americanicon   #musician   #musiclover  ___

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2015-07-14 04:13:08 (50 comments, 7 reshares, 181 +1s)Open 

FURY

I finally got the chance to see Fury this weekend and I was glad I did. Though uneven in quite a few parts and absolutely riding a hole-filled plot, I still found the entire film compelling. It felt to me like an amped-up version of the first 25 minutes of Saving Private Ryan, albeit with a mind-boggling body count, extreme graphic gore and violence, and a film that surely attempts to own the moniker, "War Is Hell."

But man, the actors' performances of this scrappy tank crew are incredible. Pitt is classic as always. Jon Bernthal eats scenes like breakfast cereal. Michael Peña is the quiet anchor. Shia LaBeouf will astound you. He really is usually so uneven in his performances - we're never quiet sure which Shia will show up on any given project. But he truly is incredible in his role here.

But no one is more astounding than Logan... more »

FURY

I finally got the chance to see Fury this weekend and I was glad I did. Though uneven in quite a few parts and absolutely riding a hole-filled plot, I still found the entire film compelling. It felt to me like an amped-up version of the first 25 minutes of Saving Private Ryan, albeit with a mind-boggling body count, extreme graphic gore and violence, and a film that surely attempts to own the moniker, "War Is Hell."

But man, the actors' performances of this scrappy tank crew are incredible. Pitt is classic as always. Jon Bernthal eats scenes like breakfast cereal. Michael Peña is the quiet anchor. Shia LaBeouf will astound you. He really is usually so uneven in his performances - we're never quiet sure which Shia will show up on any given project. But he truly is incredible in his role here.

But no one is more astounding than Logan Lerman. Man, this kid runs with this role. He starts as a Greenhorn and ends as a Lion. As in an Olivier Lion. I was impressed, only knowing him from his Percy Jackson roles. You have to see this performance, to see how a young actor can literally chew up the scenery in a quiet, unaffecting way. There were some scenes where I literally felt as if I was there, based on his performance. 

The Plot

A dynamite action film concerning the waning days of WWII and a crew of tank soldiers who are led by a no-nonsense figure named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), and how the group welcomes (or initiates) their newest, youngest member (Logan Lerman) once he is assigned to help them.

As always, Pitt is commanding in what really is a little brother to his 'Inglourious Basterds' character, but the real revelations are Shia LaBeouf (when he has the right vehicle, he can really act) and Lerman (who absolutely crushes it). The story itself does not really kick into gear until the second half, but when it finally gets rolling after a slow-footed set-up, it remains interesting up until its action-filled conclusion. A solid war film that should be viewed. Dan Schultz/ Rotten Tomatoes Super Reviewer

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fury_2015/

#fury   #worldwarii   #worldwar2   #tank   #war   #bradpitt  

FURY Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKu5lGfRBxc___

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2015-07-14 03:42:37 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The Scream Motel

The winds are howling tonight. Thunder is booming all around you. Lightning flashes can be seen ten miles away. You're driving on a lonely State Hwy and you see you're getting low on gas. Then you see a bright neon sign dead ahead. For The Scream Motel.

You decide to pull over and ride out the storm. You're not worried - you've seen all the horror flicks and you know how to survive. Or do you? 

Who knows what e-vil lurks at The Scream! Mwahhhhhaaa!

#neon   #thescream   #motel   #scarrymotel   #adarkandstormynight  

This art is by Ben Steele and he has some great works at his website! Steele considers himself to often be on the outside of the Art World looking in. Rather than fitting any specific movement, he's best described as an Art Chameleon, using his work to comment on the historyof art... more »

The Scream Motel

The winds are howling tonight. Thunder is booming all around you. Lightning flashes can be seen ten miles away. You're driving on a lonely State Hwy and you see you're getting low on gas. Then you see a bright neon sign dead ahead. For The Scream Motel.

You decide to pull over and ride out the storm. You're not worried - you've seen all the horror flicks and you know how to survive. Or do you? 

Who knows what e-vil lurks at The Scream! Mwahhhhhaaa!

#neon   #thescream   #motel   #scarrymotel   #adarkandstormynight  

This art is by Ben Steele and he has some great works at his website! Steele considers himself to often be on the outside of the Art World looking in. Rather than fitting any specific movement, he's best described as an Art Chameleon, using his work to comment on the history of art as a whole.

bensteeleart.com___

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2015-07-12 05:08:35 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

Star Wars Iconic Scenes

This ranks right up at the top. Who can ever forget this scene, and how pivotal it was to the plot. Great work, back when Lucas was, you know, a director...

Princess Leia Organa: General Kenobi. Years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack, and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour.

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

#starwars   #obiwankenobi   #r2d2   #alderaan  ... more »

Star Wars Iconic Scenes

This ranks right up at the top. Who can ever forget this scene, and how pivotal it was to the plot. Great work, back when Lucas was, you know, a director...

Princess Leia Organa: General Kenobi. Years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack, and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour.

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

#starwars   #obiwankenobi   #r2d2   #alderaan   #therebellion  

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2015-07-11 05:44:43 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Music: If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It!

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best solutions. Creativity reigns supreme, always...!

You can't stop the music, man!

#music   #musiclover   #creativity   #handmadeinstruments   #drums   #musician  

via/ offgridquest.com

Music: If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It!

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best solutions. Creativity reigns supreme, always...!

You can't stop the music, man!

#music   #musiclover   #creativity   #handmadeinstruments   #drums   #musician  

via/ offgridquest.com___

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2015-07-10 05:51:00 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Vrooom, and Move Over!

Have a blast in your dreams tonight. Dreams filled with Hot Rods, Rat Rods, fast cars, loose women, loose men, and tearing up rubber. It's all about SPEED sometimes. I hope you have some badass, glorious dreams. Cheers, mates!

#dreambig   #dreams   #sleep   #fastcars   #dreamscape   #nightall   #goodnightgoogleplus   #sweetdreams  

via/ Flickr

Vrooom, and Move Over!

Have a blast in your dreams tonight. Dreams filled with Hot Rods, Rat Rods, fast cars, loose women, loose men, and tearing up rubber. It's all about SPEED sometimes. I hope you have some badass, glorious dreams. Cheers, mates!

#dreambig   #dreams   #sleep   #fastcars   #dreamscape   #nightall   #goodnightgoogleplus   #sweetdreams  

via/ Flickr___

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2015-07-10 05:20:37 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The Summer Reading List

Way back in the Jurassic era I had insanely complex and demanding reading schedules in the summer. I attended a Country Day School (one that my parents could ill afford, but struggled and somehow figured out a way). Those years laid the foundation for who I am today.

Our reading lists back then were tough. Yes, there was the occasional "fun" read in the lot, but my memory revolves around many a Classical tome, a heavy dose of Shakespeare, and downright difficult reading. But I accepted that. I loved my school, and I was a voracious and fast reader - so it was all great for me. (And I still had time for sports and leisure and playing outside all day, as kids did back then...)

Kids today, well, I imagine the summer reading lists (and YA lists) are quite different. I hope there are still challenges, but I'll have to... more »

The Summer Reading List

Way back in the Jurassic era I had insanely complex and demanding reading schedules in the summer. I attended a Country Day School (one that my parents could ill afford, but struggled and somehow figured out a way). Those years laid the foundation for who I am today.

Our reading lists back then were tough. Yes, there was the occasional "fun" read in the lot, but my memory revolves around many a Classical tome, a heavy dose of Shakespeare, and downright difficult reading. But I accepted that. I loved my school, and I was a voracious and fast reader - so it was all great for me. (And I still had time for sports and leisure and playing outside all day, as kids did back then...)

Kids today, well, I imagine the summer reading lists (and YA lists) are quite different. I hope there are still challenges, but I'll have to rely on the parents out there to tell me how it is. I think we must be about half way through the reading period now. So -- what are your kids reading?

What's on their lists, or should be, in your humble opinion?

Here are some ideas (some great, some cringe-worthy, imho.)

npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366/your-favorites-100-best-ever-teen-novels

I'm not sure how many Pulitzer Prize, Pen/Faulkner Prize, Caldecott Medal, Man Booker, National Book Award, Newbury Medal winners here, but I'm guessing a few...___

2015-07-10 04:41:41 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The World According to Netflix

First of all, this is not an indictment against Netflix (or a cheerleading post). This is science! Or, well, an unscientific poll. I'm curious about our G+ involvement with the Flix. Easy question - curious to see the results (especially worldwide). 

Given we now have a world of 500+ cable channels, and original content, well, basically everywhere (ahem, Amazon, Hulu, et al) I wonder if they've latched onto the future, now. Vote away!

P.S. I would LOVE to see how many people from COUNTRIES other than the US respond as well. It fascinates me to see how far-reaching Netflix is now...

#netflix   #originalcontent   #contentisking   #500channels    +Netflix 

The World According to Netflix

First of all, this is not an indictment against Netflix (or a cheerleading post). This is science! Or, well, an unscientific poll. I'm curious about our G+ involvement with the Flix. Easy question - curious to see the results (especially worldwide). 

Given we now have a world of 500+ cable channels, and original content, well, basically everywhere (ahem, Amazon, Hulu, et al) I wonder if they've latched onto the future, now. Vote away!

P.S. I would LOVE to see how many people from COUNTRIES other than the US respond as well. It fascinates me to see how far-reaching Netflix is now...

#netflix   #originalcontent   #contentisking   #500channels    +Netflix ___

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2015-07-10 04:20:02 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 


The Who on 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour' LIve

This is a HEADS-UP to all our +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS music fans. Tonight, it's all about explosions, smashed up instruments, craziness on stage, and the unexpected. I'm talking of course about LIVE SHOWS.

Listverse shows what I'm talking about with this legendary live performance from 1967. You have to see it to understand, but let's say you come in around the 7 minute mark: you'll get it.

Now, I never plan out any videos in advance, but if you want to post some legendary live show requests here (with a link), I'll work them into the show later on tonight...

#FNS   #fridaynightsessions   #thewho   #liveconcert   #music   #musicvideo   #musiclover   #rockconcert  

The Who rose to fame with a pioneering instrument destruction stage show. Oneinfamou... more »


The Who on 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour' LIve

This is a HEADS-UP to all our +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS music fans. Tonight, it's all about explosions, smashed up instruments, craziness on stage, and the unexpected. I'm talking of course about LIVE SHOWS.

Listverse shows what I'm talking about with this legendary live performance from 1967. You have to see it to understand, but let's say you come in around the 7 minute mark: you'll get it.

Now, I never plan out any videos in advance, but if you want to post some legendary live show requests here (with a link), I'll work them into the show later on tonight...

#FNS   #fridaynightsessions   #thewho   #liveconcert   #music   #musicvideo   #musiclover   #rockconcert  

The Who rose to fame with a pioneering instrument destruction stage show. One infamous performance occurred on television in 1967. The drummer, Keith Moon, overloaded his bass drum with explosives which were detonated during the finale of “My Generation.” As a result, guest Bette Davsis fainted, guitarist Pete Townshend’s hair was set on fire, and there is a legend that he received permanent damage to his hearing.___

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2015-07-10 04:01:34 (20 comments, 33 reshares, 266 +1s)Open 

Wire Sculptures by Richard Stainthorp Captures Movement Beautfully

It seems strange, but cold, thin wires are one of the best materials when an artist wants to represent the human form.

These elegant and fluid wire sculptures by Richard Stainthorp, an artist based in Richmond in the U.K., seem like dancers or woodland spirits captured in mid-stride.

Wires are perfect for imitating the muscles and curves that we associate with the human body.

#sculpture   #wiresculpture   #art   #fluidity   #humanbody  

More info: Facebook | stainthorp-sculpture.com (h/t: mymodernmet)

more images here/ boredpanda.com/wire-sculptures-richard-stainthorp/

Wire Sculptures by Richard Stainthorp Captures Movement Beautfully

It seems strange, but cold, thin wires are one of the best materials when an artist wants to represent the human form.

These elegant and fluid wire sculptures by Richard Stainthorp, an artist based in Richmond in the U.K., seem like dancers or woodland spirits captured in mid-stride.

Wires are perfect for imitating the muscles and curves that we associate with the human body.

#sculpture   #wiresculpture   #art   #fluidity   #humanbody  

More info: Facebook | stainthorp-sculpture.com (h/t: mymodernmet)

more images here/ boredpanda.com/wire-sculptures-richard-stainthorp/___

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2015-07-08 05:04:47 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Liberty Bell Tolls To Announce Declaration of Independence

On this day in 1776, a 2,000-pound copper-and-tin bell now known as the “Liberty Bell” rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

To this day, I can't help thinking about the film National Treasure when I think of the Liberty Bell...

Four days earlier, the historic document had been adopted by delegates to the Continental Congress, but the bell did not ring to announce the issuing of the document until the Declaration of Independence returned from the printer on July 8.

In 1751, to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Pennsylvania’s original constitution, the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly ordered the bell to be constructed. After beingcrack... more »

Liberty Bell Tolls To Announce Declaration of Independence

On this day in 1776, a 2,000-pound copper-and-tin bell now known as the “Liberty Bell” rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, summoning citizens to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

To this day, I can't help thinking about the film National Treasure when I think of the Liberty Bell...

Four days earlier, the historic document had been adopted by delegates to the Continental Congress, but the bell did not ring to announce the issuing of the document until the Declaration of Independence returned from the printer on July 8.

In 1751, to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Pennsylvania’s original constitution, the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly ordered the bell to be constructed. After being cracked during a test, and then recast twice, the bell was hung from the State House steeple in June 1753.

Rung to call the Pennsylvania Assembly together and to summon people for special announcements and events, it was also rung on important occasions, such as King George III’s 1761 ascension to the British throne and, in 1765, to call the people together to discuss Parliament’s controversial Stamp Act.

With the outbreak of the American Revolution in April 1775, the bell was rung to announce the battles of Lexington and Concord. Its most famous tolling, however, was on July 8, 1776, when it summoned Philadelphia citizens for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence.

As the British advanced toward Philadelphia in the fall of 1777, the bell was removed from the city and hidden in Allentown to save it from being melted down by the British and used to make cannons. After the British defeat in 1781, the bell was returned to Philadelphia, which served as the nation’s capital from 1790 to 1800.

In addition to marking important events, the bell tolled annually to celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22 and Independence Day on July 4. The name “Liberty Bell” was first coined in an 1839 poem in an abolitionist pamphlet.

The question of when the Liberty Bell acquired its famous fracture has been the subject of a good deal of historical debate. In the most commonly accepted account, the bell suffered a major break while tolling for the funeral of the chief justice of the United States, John Marshall, in 1835, and in 1846 the crack expanded to its present size while in use to mark Washington’s birthday.

After that date, it was regarded as unsuitable for ringing, but it was still ceremoniously tapped on occasion to commemorate important events. On June 6, 1944, when Allied forces invaded France, the sound of the bell’s dulled ring was broadcast by radio across the United States.

In 1976, the Liberty Bell was moved to a new pavilion about 100 yards from Independence Hall in preparation for America’s bicentennial celebrations. It remains there today and is visited by more than 1 million people each year.

#libertybell   #declarationofindependence   #Philadelphia   #independencehall   #americanhistory   #passandstow  

via/ http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liberty-bell-tolls-to-announce-declaration-of-independence

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Bell___

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2015-07-08 04:45:04 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Cutting Vinyl

A picture like this must seem strange to Millennials, and even stranger to young kids. I'm not sure they would believe this, but hey, you never know. LPs, cassette tapes, CDs - these formats are simply a part of the past, and the must seem incredibly unusual to the average kid born in recent times.

But some of us lived through these various formats, and change happened rapidly. Imagine what it must have been like for earlier generations seeing the creation of radio, then the emergence of television. Then rock n' roll hits the planet. It must have seemed as equally strange to them as well. 

Now imagine what unknown formats we'll see fifty or a hundred years from now. To me, change is exciting, and I like to roll with the punches. To others, I expect a great deal of anxiety is on the horizon for you.

In any case,... more »

Cutting Vinyl

A picture like this must seem strange to Millennials, and even stranger to young kids. I'm not sure they would believe this, but hey, you never know. LPs, cassette tapes, CDs - these formats are simply a part of the past, and the must seem incredibly unusual to the average kid born in recent times.

But some of us lived through these various formats, and change happened rapidly. Imagine what it must have been like for earlier generations seeing the creation of radio, then the emergence of television. Then rock n' roll hits the planet. It must have seemed as equally strange to them as well. 

Now imagine what unknown formats we'll see fifty or a hundred years from now. To me, change is exciting, and I like to roll with the punches. To others, I expect a great deal of anxiety is on the horizon for you.

In any case, the bottom line for me is always the music. The format is, and will always be, secondary. Bring it on, future!

#rocknroll   #music   #LP   #vinylrecords   #cassettetape   #future  

via/ http://kew4.com/post/80865810893/cutting-vinyl___

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2015-07-06 06:08:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Girl Power!

Great find by +Jonathan Rosenberg and way to go, Cash Cayen!

#girlpower   #kids   #standingup  

Good work Cash Cayen!!!

http://jezebel.com/girl-fights-library-s-boys-only-robotics-program-1715777611___Girl Power!

Great find by +Jonathan Rosenberg and way to go, Cash Cayen!

#girlpower   #kids   #standingup  

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2015-07-06 05:47:30 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Jurassic World : Your Very Own Souvenir

We haven't seen this movie, and will likely see this years from now, but I do know a TON of you have seen this, as it's the faster film ever to reach $1bn at the box office. This might be a rockin' reminder of the film for you: your very own mounted dino head.

It's sure to be perfect for any mod apartment, dorm room, man cave, or for anyone who likes a little Geek flavor to their office.

#jurassicworld   #dinosaur   #mountedhead   #g33k   #geeky  

via/ http://www.modcloth.com/shop/wall-decor/fun-for-your-life-wall-decor-in-dino

Jurassic World : Your Very Own Souvenir

We haven't seen this movie, and will likely see this years from now, but I do know a TON of you have seen this, as it's the faster film ever to reach $1bn at the box office. This might be a rockin' reminder of the film for you: your very own mounted dino head.

It's sure to be perfect for any mod apartment, dorm room, man cave, or for anyone who likes a little Geek flavor to their office.

#jurassicworld   #dinosaur   #mountedhead   #g33k   #geeky  

via/ http://www.modcloth.com/shop/wall-decor/fun-for-your-life-wall-decor-in-dino___

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2015-07-06 05:40:24 (10 comments, 14 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Patrick Stewart: Can He Get Any Cooler?

He has quotes like this, then we see another side to him. Have you seen the previews and promo's for BLUNT TALK yet?

A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

#patrickstewart   #shakespeare   #blunt  

via/ bit.ly/BluntPatrickStewart

http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/423915-starz-releases-first-look-at-the-new-series-blunt-talk-starring-patrick-stewart

Patrick Stewart: Can He Get Any Cooler?

He has quotes like this, then we see another side to him. Have you seen the previews and promo's for BLUNT TALK yet?

A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

#patrickstewart   #shakespeare   #blunt  

via/ bit.ly/BluntPatrickStewart

http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/423915-starz-releases-first-look-at-the-new-series-blunt-talk-starring-patrick-stewart___

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2015-07-05 06:03:10 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Cast Away

I remember back in the day thinking ... "There is no way this film will be a hit, even with the star power of Tom Hanks."

Then I saw the huge lines at the theaters, and I saw how Wilson was received. Then, it was inevitable. Tom could read the phone book (like we hear about Morgan Freeman) and we would watch his movies. Always. Because he's that damn likeable, whatever the plot or setting...

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film depicts his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards for his... more »

Cast Away

I remember back in the day thinking ... "There is no way this film will be a hit, even with the star power of Tom Hanks."

Then I saw the huge lines at the theaters, and I saw how Wilson was received. Then, it was inevitable. Tom could read the phone book (like we hear about Morgan Freeman) and we would watch his movies. Always. Because he's that damn likeable, whatever the plot or setting...

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film depicts his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards for his performance.

#castaway   #tomhanks   #wilson  

via/ imdb.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cast_Away___

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2015-07-04 06:47:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

OVID

From Book I of Ovid's "Metamorphoses."

Art, writing, literature, Ovid. Nice!

#writing   #classicliterature   #classiclit  

via/ etsy.com/listing/117639770/metamorphoses-book-i-original-text

OVID

From Book I of Ovid's "Metamorphoses."

Art, writing, literature, Ovid. Nice!

#writing   #classicliterature   #classiclit  

via/ etsy.com/listing/117639770/metamorphoses-book-i-original-text___

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2015-07-03 03:25:54 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

The 50's - When Donuts Were Health Food! These Give You Pep and Vigor!

Look, They have a minimum of 25 units of Vitamin B! after all (and maybe more!), so they must be good for you!

The way I look at things now is this: life is far, far too short, so live it up. Sure, in moderation is a good goal, but now and then we all need some Vitamin Donuts in our lives!

#vitamindoughnuts   #doughnuts   #livinglife   #the50s     #blastfromthepast  +Today's Memory  #donuts  

via/ npr.org

The 50's - When Donuts Were Health Food! These Give You Pep and Vigor!

Look, They have a minimum of 25 units of Vitamin B! after all (and maybe more!), so they must be good for you!

The way I look at things now is this: life is far, far too short, so live it up. Sure, in moderation is a good goal, but now and then we all need some Vitamin Donuts in our lives!

#vitamindoughnuts   #doughnuts   #livinglife   #the50s     #blastfromthepast  +Today's Memory  #donuts  

via/ npr.org___

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2015-07-02 05:41:49 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Goodnight, All...

Hope your dreams are like amazing photos or classic films. Explore, create, build, live, play. It's a wonderful world to drift into...

#goodnight   #goodnightgoogleplus   #dream   #dreaming   #sleep  

via RebelleSociety - for the creatively maladjusted

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2013/03/13/a-brief-history-of-photography-animated/

Goodnight, All...

Hope your dreams are like amazing photos or classic films. Explore, create, build, live, play. It's a wonderful world to drift into...

#goodnight   #goodnightgoogleplus   #dream   #dreaming   #sleep  

via RebelleSociety - for the creatively maladjusted

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2013/03/13/a-brief-history-of-photography-animated/___

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2015-07-01 05:32:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Eleuthetomania

A beautiful goal...

#freedom   #livingourlives   #life   #traveltheworld  

via/ 99traveltips.com

Eleuthetomania

A beautiful goal...

#freedom   #livingourlives   #life   #traveltheworld  

via/ 99traveltips.com___

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2015-07-01 04:57:13 (15 comments, 22 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

Chic Vertical Record Player Adds Contemporary Functions to Classic Device

Industrial designer Roy Harpaz is redefining the beloved record player with his creation called Toc. The modern device, whose look is reminiscent of a vintage metronome, holds vinyl discs vertically and features linear tracking to play the analog tunes.

Although Toc uses technology of generations past, it also includes contemporary enhancements. You can operate it with a remote control or LED touch buttons on the front panel. Skipping between tracks is also possible thanks to a sensor that scans the record for different songs. It’s even built with special spherical bearings and allows warped, previously-unplayable vinyl to work without an issue.

The design of Toc adds a unique twist and improvements to the classic home accessory. Its front panel casing is made from CNC-cut walnutw... more »

Chic Vertical Record Player Adds Contemporary Functions to Classic Device

Industrial designer Roy Harpaz is redefining the beloved record player with his creation called Toc. The modern device, whose look is reminiscent of a vintage metronome, holds vinyl discs vertically and features linear tracking to play the analog tunes.

Although Toc uses technology of generations past, it also includes contemporary enhancements. You can operate it with a remote control or LED touch buttons on the front panel. Skipping between tracks is also possible thanks to a sensor that scans the record for different songs. It’s even built with special spherical bearings and allows warped, previously-unplayable vinyl to work without an issue.

The design of Toc adds a unique twist and improvements to the classic home accessory. Its front panel casing is made from CNC-cut walnut wood, and without a disc, it doesn’t look like a record player, but a sculpture. Its artistic appearance allows owners to keep their devices somewhat inconspicuous among the rest of their decor.

#recordplayer   #LP   #design   #toc   #g33k   #audiophile   #musiclover   #records   #industrialdesign  

via/ http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/toc-vertical-record-player-roy-harpaz

http://www.royharpaz.com/___

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2015-07-01 04:36:36 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

HUMANS

Watched the premier episode with the partner tonight, and we think we like it, though it reminded me why I love binge watching of other shows: I want more, now. It's the wait, week after week, that always kills me. So far, so good with this show. I think.

Early on in AMC's newest sci-fi show, "Humans", a teenager wonders aloud if there's any point in going to college and spending years training to be a neurosurgeon. After all, why invest all that time and work when an advanced android, which are commonplace in the show's world, can be programmed with those skills almost instantly. Call it the death of human expertise.

Meanwhile, her mother is worried that her family's new "synth" (the show's term for androids) might replace her; her father hopes it can bring her family back together; and her teenaged... more »

HUMANS

Watched the premier episode with the partner tonight, and we think we like it, though it reminded me why I love binge watching of other shows: I want more, now. It's the wait, week after week, that always kills me. So far, so good with this show. I think.

Early on in AMC's newest sci-fi show, "Humans", a teenager wonders aloud if there's any point in going to college and spending years training to be a neurosurgeon. After all, why invest all that time and work when an advanced android, which are commonplace in the show's world, can be programmed with those skills almost instantly. Call it the death of human expertise.

Meanwhile, her mother is worried that her family's new "synth" (the show's term for androids) might replace her; her father hopes it can bring her family back together; and her teenaged brother is having sexually confused feelings about their attractive new robot helper. In "Humans", the problems of the near future are practically indistinguishable from the issues we're facing today. And that's a big part of why the show works so well.

A co-production between AMC and the UK's Channel 4 (and a remake of the Swedish series "Real Humans"), "Humans" is technically set during an "alternate present." It's a world that looks pretty much like ours today, except for the fact that synths are as commonplace as smartphones. While they have a high level of intelligence, synths are basically just domestic servants, taking on the drudgery of things like cleaning, cooking and caretaking so that the real humans can have a break. At least, that's the ideal.

In the first two episodes we also see how society is pushing back against synths because they're also replacing people in skilled jobs (something we're already seeing today with machines in factories). And, of course, synths end up in the most human of industries: sex work.

The show covers plenty of familiar sci-fi territory, but the way it juggles those elements feels refreshing. By focusing on the aforementioned Hawkins family, we get a sense of how a normal household might welcome (or not) a robotic alien. When Joe, the patriarch (played by Tom Goodman-Hill), takes his grade-school daughter to pick up their first synth, it's as if he's just perusing the Apple Store to pick up the latest gadget. He settles on an attractive synth named Anita (Gemma Chan), somewhat oblivious to how that could affect his wife Laura (played by Katherine Parkinson of "The IT Crowd" and "The Honourable Woman"), a lawyer who seems particularly disturbed by the widespread adoption of synths.

Read the complete review:
http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/30/amc-humans-review/

#scifi   #humans   #tvshow   #robots   #synths   #androids   #singularity   #futuristic  ___

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2015-06-30 05:52:40 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Exploring The Cranium & Other Twisted Surreal Trips

Dream ... float ... discover ... travel.

Explore the edges of your mind, and be free! This surreal art by Jung-Yeo Min, that explores the infinite possibilities of the human mind, will get you started! Goodnight, all ...

#dreamscape   #surrealism   #surrealart   #dreams   #sleep   #artist   #themind  

via/ http://synapticstimuli.com/The-mind-is-not-contained-to-the-cranium-It-s-province-is-of-the

Exploring The Cranium & Other Twisted Surreal Trips

Dream ... float ... discover ... travel.

Explore the edges of your mind, and be free! This surreal art by Jung-Yeo Min, that explores the infinite possibilities of the human mind, will get you started! Goodnight, all ...

#dreamscape   #surrealism   #surrealart   #dreams   #sleep   #artist   #themind  

via/ http://synapticstimuli.com/The-mind-is-not-contained-to-the-cranium-It-s-province-is-of-the___

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2015-06-30 05:10:40 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

"Gone With The Wind" Published on This Day In 1936

Margaret Mitchell’s "Gone with the Wind", one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936.

Across all releases, it is estimated that Gone with the Wind has sold over 200 million tickets in the United States and Canada, and 35 million tickets in the United Kingdom, generating more theater admissions in those territories than any other film. In total, Gone with the Wind has grossed over $390 million globally at the box office; in 2007 Turner Entertainment estimated the gross to be equivalent to approximately $3.3 billion when adjusted for inflation to current prices, while Guinness World Records arrived at a figure of $3.44 billion in 2014, making it the most successful film in cinema history.

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"Gone With The Wind" Published on This Day In 1936

Margaret Mitchell’s "Gone with the Wind", one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936.

Across all releases, it is estimated that Gone with the Wind has sold over 200 million tickets in the United States and Canada, and 35 million tickets in the United Kingdom, generating more theater admissions in those territories than any other film. In total, Gone with the Wind has grossed over $390 million globally at the box office; in 2007 Turner Entertainment estimated the gross to be equivalent to approximately $3.3 billion when adjusted for inflation to current prices, while Guinness World Records arrived at a figure of $3.44 billion in 2014, making it the most successful film in cinema history.

In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to recover from a series of physical injuries. With too much time on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless. Working on a Remington typewriter, a gift from her second husband, John R. Marsh, in their cramped one-bedroom apartment, Mitchell began telling the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy O’Hara.

In tracing Pansy’s tumultuous life from the antebellum South through the Civil War and into the Reconstruction era, Mitchell drew on the tales she had heard from her parents and other relatives, as well as from Confederate war veterans she had met as a young girl. While she was extremely secretive about her work, Mitchell eventually gave the manuscript to Harold Latham, an editor from New York’s MacMillan Publishing. Latham encouraged Mitchell to complete the novel, with one important change: the heroine’s name. Mitchell agreed to change it to Scarlett, now one of the most memorable names in the history of literature.

Published in 1936, "Gone with the Wind" caused a sensation in Atlanta and went on to sell millions of copies in the United States and throughout the world. While the book drew some criticism for its romanticized view of the Old South and its slaveholding elite, its epic tale of war, passion and loss captivated readers far and wide. By the time Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, a movie project was already in the works. The film was produced by Hollywood giant David O. Selznick, who paid Mitchell a record-high $50,000 for the film rights to her book.

After testing hundreds of unknowns and big-name stars to play Scarlett, Selznick hired British actress Vivien Leigh days after filming began. Clark Gable was also on board as Rhett Butler, Scarlett’s dashing love interest. Plagued with problems on set, Gone with the Wind nonetheless became one of the highest-grossing and most acclaimed movies of all time, breaking box office records and winning nine Academy Awards out of 13 nominations.

Though she didn’t take part in the film adaptation of her book, Mitchell did attend its star-studded premiere in December 1939 in Atlanta. Tragically, she died just 10 years later, after she was struck by a speeding car while crossing Atlanta’s Peachtree Street. "Scarlett," a relatively unmemorable sequel to "Gone with the Wind" written by Alexandra Ripley, was published in 1992.

#gonewiththewind   #scarletohara   #OldHollywood   #films   #movies   #blockbusters   #clarkgable   #thecivilwar   #antebellum  
#thisdayinhistory   #books  

via/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_(film)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history___

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2015-06-30 04:46:38 (56 comments, 1 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

Four Years On Google+!

I signed up in Beta on the 29th ofJune, 2011, and I did my first post today, on June 30th, four years ago. These early days were wild and insane (back when the stream flowed on by) and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Tag me and leave comments if we talked during those first years, or anytime really. I want to celebrate this special anniversary with all of you. Remind me how we first met, or started talking!

We've had so many stories; so many great times together. Meeting people online, then later meeting them in real life. Too many people to name here, but all my longtime followers know who you are. Thanks for the memories!

I found my voice again here on G+. I found my love of music again here on G+ with my . I rekindled my love of books, art, writing, and a hundred other things. All because of Google+. I... more »

Four Years On Google+!

I signed up in Beta on the 29th ofJune, 2011, and I did my first post today, on June 30th, four years ago. These early days were wild and insane (back when the stream flowed on by) and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Tag me and leave comments if we talked during those first years, or anytime really. I want to celebrate this special anniversary with all of you. Remind me how we first met, or started talking!

We've had so many stories; so many great times together. Meeting people online, then later meeting them in real life. Too many people to name here, but all my longtime followers know who you are. Thanks for the memories!

I found my voice again here on G+. I found my love of music again here on G+ with my . I rekindled my love of books, art, writing, and a hundred other things. All because of Google+. I think the best writing of my life has been done while I've been here. Certainly some of my best poems, and deifinitely some of my best insights and essays. I am proud to be part of the pioneers and First Gen'ers here, and I am so happy each and every day I visit!

So, to each one of you, I toast you and raise a glass to the next four years. Cheers!

#googleplus   #gplus4yearsanniversary   #fouryears  

Just a few of my fellow plussers that I've connected with over the years. Apologies for leaving anyone out... this is but a short list!

+Andrew Coffman +Patricia A. Duplantis +Pam Adger +Shannon Adelson +Ashlan Nathens +byron rempel +Dunken K Bliths +Patricio Briceño +Becky S. +Scott Cramer +Cheryl Saavedra +Cliff Roth +Keith Cramer +Di S +David Calderon +Christine DeGraff +eric orchard +Eileen A. McAllister +Elizabeth Bathory +Mike Elgan +Lori Friedrich +Ross Fergus +Paul Ferguson +frank j Zbink +Sean Guenther +Graham Knights +Bruce Garber +Orrin Grey +Jayme Hancock +Halfdan Reschat +Paul Hosking +Wayne Humfleet +J. A. Torres II +Lars Ivar Igesund +Elly Ice +Ivar Choi Espedalen +Johnny Zed +Jane Millerick +Jaana Nyström +Marc Jansen +Kyla Myers +steph wanamaker +Karen Cokenour +Krissy Rios Villegas +Lerato Majikfaerie +Sarah Lynne +La Wonder +LaDonna Pride +Lori Cramer +shirley lo +matthew rappaport +Mz Maau +Matt Tuomala +Noze P. +Brent Newhall +Henry A. Otero +morte oakley +Laughing Owl +Paul Stickland +Liz Quilty +Mark Richards +Roger R.H. King +Glenn Rogers +Mike Searle +Samuel Vain +Mark Traphagen +Today's Memory +Tom Rolfson +King Uke +Ryan Van Sickle +Dustin W. Stout +Rupert Wood +Martin Watson +Yonatan Zunger +Yoon-Mi Kim +Yifat Cohen +Jay Zalowitz +Johnny Zed +David Anders +Bearman Cartoons +David Calderon +Denis Labelle +HEATHER FAY +Charlie Hoover +Paul Hosking +Kay Solo +Branden Haize +Daniel Ely Rankin +pio dal cin +Shells Bells +Randy Stokes +Michael Vaughan +Michael Anderson +John Voshell +Lacerant Plainer +Mark-John Clifford +Dirk Reul ___

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2015-06-29 06:01:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Willie Nelson will always be a cool cat to me. Great one, Willie!

Thanks for catching my eye, +Paul Ferguson ...

You tell 'em +Willie Nelson!___Willie Nelson will always be a cool cat to me. Great one, Willie!

Thanks for catching my eye, +Paul Ferguson ...

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2015-06-29 04:37:51 (18 comments, 71 reshares, 557 +1s)Open 

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often... more »

57 Chevy Bel Air ... Guitar? Wow, Nice One!

Seriously cool guitar that any car lover slash guitar lover would love!. Stunning design and perfect for any collection.

About the Chevy Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet is a car which was introduced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in September 1956. It was available in three series models: the upscale Bel Air, the mid-range "two-ten", and the "one-fifty". A two-door station wagon, the Nomad was produced as a Bel Air model. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans.

It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy, as it is often known, is an auto icon.

#57chevy   #chevrolet   #guitar   #chevybelair   #belair   #cars   #automobile   #musicalinstruments   #g33k  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957_Chevrolet

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