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  • Jackson Asks to Meet Academy President Over Grammy Cuts

    01/27/2012 12:03:15 PM PST · by don-o · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2012 | JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR.
    The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson has demanded a meeting with the head of the Recording Academy to talk about deep cuts to Grammy Award categories this year that some musicians have complained discriminate against certain ethnic groups. With the awards ceremony two weeks away, Mr. Jackson expressed his dismay over the cutbacks in a letter to Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and raised the possibility of protests. ----- On Thursday night Mr. Jackson told The Associated Press that he wanted “cooperation, not confrontation” with the recording academy, but he also said he...
  • Amazing time-lapse video: Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway (12 hours ago)

    01/22/2012 9:27:58 PM PST · by bd476 · 26 replies
    Vimeo Video ^ | January 22, 2012 | Helge Mortensen
    This is astonishing beauty. One has to believe in God when seeing such splendor! Here's another time-lapse video of the aurora borealis from tonight in Norway: Aurora Time lapse from Kattfjorden (Norway) Here is the photographer who got these beautiful shots: Helge Mortensen Tromsø, Norway arcticshooter.blogspot.com/ I mostly shoot the aurora borealis/Northern lights in the winter season. In the summer I really enjoy the midnight sun and the incredible light you get. I take all kind of pictures but my sweet spot is landscapes that includes the ocean. I do bracketed shots if it benefits the image. But I...
  • Miss Bikini International 2011

    01/20/2012 3:23:07 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 71 replies · 3+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Never heard of 'Miss Bikini International', son...? Sorry to say, but your life up to this point is  going to seem like a total waste of time... Miss Bikini Mongolia Miss Bikini Bahamas Miss Bikini International 2011 finalists More/video/links at Reaganite Republican _______________________________________________ Xinhua   Missology   Bangkok Post   Missbikiniinernational
  • Biggest Small Navy in the World...

    01/17/2012 1:18:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 17, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Brit Phil Warren took 63 years to build this incredible fleet of 432 ships in exacting 1:300 scale- and check this out: every last one of them is built entirely from matchsticks and matchboxes. The amazing collection includes nearly 370 American and  60 British RN ships. Mr Warren started the first one in post-war 1948 when just a lad of 17, and the only tools utilized in their impeccable construction are razor blade, tweezers and sandpaper. Balsa wood glue keeps it all together.. and that's it.  More than 650,000 used matchsticks and boxes were used to create the fleet (must know every...
  • This is Just WRONG...

    01/15/2012 8:24:54 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    WRONG WRONG WRONG! Lambanana by Taro Chiezo
  • Say 'Dzien Dobry' to Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz!

    01/13/2012 12:48:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Plotek.pl     ________________________________________________ More/video/links at Reaganite Republican
  • My Granddaughter is in a photo contest

    01/07/2012 11:56:40 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 46 replies
    FAcebook ^ | 7 January 2012 | Jeff Head
    My granddaughter, Rayna, (10 months) is in a photo contest on Facebhook. She is a little baby, but the cutest little grandaughter you ever saw (of course, I am extremely biased). Here is the photo submitted: If you are so inclined, go to the following site on Facebook and "Like" it. PHOTOGRAPHER'S SITE CONDUCTING THE CONTEST-LIKE THIS SITE Then go to this site and click on the picture of my granddaughter, Rayna. You vote by making a comment on the picture. So please, add a comment that you are voting for her, or how cute she is or some such....
  • Curves of Wonder- from Down Under! Miss Australia 2011 is Scherri-Lee Biggs

    01/06/2012 4:34:53 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 6, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I always kind of liked the Aussies, more like us Americans than our close British cousins, really. Big V-8 cars... Christian... wide open spaces... surfing, beautiful blondes... good people down there! Especially this one... No bad 'biggs' or 'down undah' jokes in a  Crocodile Dundee accent, please... respect the young (20) lady- she's a guest here! Video/more at Reaganite Republican
  • Pic:A bit of Grandma love..

    01/04/2012 6:46:54 AM PST · by sussex · 1 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 04/01/12 | The Aged P
    A Bit Of Grandma Love always helps at the end of a long walk…
  • ALBANIA... Chock Full of Surprises: Miss Albania 2011 is Xhesika Berberi

    12/30/2011 2:23:19 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 43 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 30, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Not quite what I expected, either... wowzers! Xhesika Berberi Xhesika Berberi Another surprise: they don't hate us there, either Xhesika sports her Dubya hat Video/more at Reaganite Republican Argophilia   Missology   MissUniverse.com   FanPixgown pics 
  • Crossing the Delaware, More Accurately

    12/25/2011 3:37:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Dec 2011 | COREY KILGANNON
    There are few images as enduring in American history as the one of General George Washington standing tall, next to the Stars and Stripes, in a rowboat gliding past mini-icebergs as he leads his troops across the Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776 to start a surprise attack on Hessian forces during the Battle of Trenton. In his 1851 portrait, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” among the best-known of American paintings, the artist, Emanuel Leutze, did not shy away from imbuing the scene with a dose of glory, inspiration and heroism. He also did not let the facts get in the...
  • Have We Forgotten...?

    12/22/2011 9:09:59 AM PST · by RetSignman · 28 replies
    My thoughts | Dec. 22, 2011 | RetSignman
    As I worked on this painting, I almost called it complete dozens of time but something told me I couldn't quit. I kept looking at His eyes until, finally, I knew I could stop. To me, it was how I envisioned how He may be looking at, not just our country, but the world. The sorrow and disappointment as He witnesses frenzied crowds scrambling for gifts who are unaware or forgetting that He was the truest of all gifts given to us by His Father. The sadness of He and His Father might feel as they witness that children are...
  • "My guitar gently weeps."

    12/17/2011 4:14:38 PM PST · by freemike · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/17/11 | Jellytoast
    My son with his Ukulele doing what he likes to do. I guess ukuleles are the rage now. Hope you enjoy it. song
  • New art work added to my blog.

    12/17/2011 4:04:03 PM PST · by freemike · 29 replies
    michael lekites art ^ | 12/17/11 | freemike
    Have some new stuff on my artblog. Hope you enjoy! Here's the link. michaellekites
  • Help for a tech-challenged mom! (Vanity)

    12/15/2011 5:57:44 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 22 replies
    I am trying to take short videos with my Nikon Coolpix, to help my son improve his running form. Well, taking the video is no problem and neither it is downloading it into my PC. Now my problems begin! I've tried to watch the video with Windows Player and Real Player, but both say they cannot open a .mov video. It recommends to download Apple Application Support. I googled it, found it and tried to download it, to no avail! Here is my question, is there any other way to change the format of a .mov file into a format...
  • CARTOON: Iconoclasm

    12/15/2011 11:54:16 AM PST · by daletoons · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 12-15-11 | Dale
    As we wave goodbye to the little bottle of sunshine known as the incandescent light bulb and prepare to submit to the government mandate to illuminate our lives with Compact Fluorescence, some reflection is in order. Aside from energy savings, the CFL is inferior in every way. They're slow to come on and give off a sickly glow, flooding your room with that Leningrad ambience. If you break one, forget about it, seal off the room and call in a Hazmat team. But what about the good ol' light bulb's status as an icon? The cartoon community is being robbed...
  • Pic of the Day: The $600,000 toad statue your tax dollars paid for and you will never see in person

    12/14/2011 9:34:08 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Tuesday, December 13, 2011 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Yes. Taxpayers paid $600,000 for this toad and fairy girl statue. It sets in the lobby of the restricted DoD Mark Center building in Alexandria, VA and can only be viewed by about 2000 employees. That comes to $300 an employee for the pleasure of enjoying this art piece. As an added plus, it reportedly makes a gurgling sound. Oh, that noise may be coming from the taxpayers who paid for this pork toad.
  • Proposed S. Korean Towers Resemble Exploding World Trade Center

    12/11/2011 9:07:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 09, 2011 | OHN ROSENTHAL
    Proposed S. Korean Towers Resemble Exploding World Trade Center [Pic in URL] Not coincidental. DEC 9, 2011 BY JOHN ROSENTHAL The unveiling of pictures of planned luxury residential towers scheduled to be built in Seoul, South Korea, has sparked instant controversy. The reason is obvious. The towers, which include a so-called “cloud” feature connecting them around the 27th floors, clearly resemble the World Trade Towers in the process of collapsing following the 9/11 attacks. The designers of the towers, Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, have responded to the controversy by quickly publishing an apology in English. “It was not our intention...
  • Proposed S. Korean Towers Resemble Exploding World Trade Center

    12/11/2011 2:33:05 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 9, 2011 | JOHN ROSENTHAL
    The unveiling of pictures of planned luxury residential towers scheduled to be built in Seoul, South Korea, has sparked instant controversy. The reason is obvious. The towers, which include a so-called “cloud” feature connecting them around the 27th floors, clearly resemble the World Trade Towers in the process of collapsing following the 9/11 attacks.The designers of the towers, Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, have responded to the controversy by quickly publishing an apology in English. “It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks,” the designers insist, “nor did we see the resemblance during the design process.”They did...
  • American Airlines runway dancers at O'Hare

    12/03/2011 2:21:26 AM PST · by Lockbox · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11-28-11 | taylorgaw
    Per the video uploader: I assume that this was part of a commercial filming. This dance backed my flight up for 2 hours. The band is playing Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line"