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  • Smiling Preemie Photo Melts Hearts, Goes Viral

    10/25/2016 1:56:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A touching and inspiring photo showing a premature baby with a big smile on her face has gone viral after being shared on Facebook. The baby’s mother, Lauren Vinje, posted a photo of her then-5-day-old daughter to the Facebook community Love What Matters. Weighing less than four pounds, and in the neonatal intensive care unit, the infant girl — named Freya — appears happy in the photo. “Our first daughter at five days old. 3 lbs. 14 oz., she was happy to be alive!” Vinje wrote in the post. “This picture was one I looked at often to get me...
  • The Truth Behind Syria's Statue of Liberty

    10/23/2016 1:41:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 23 October 2016 | Hibah Fares
    A “touching” artwork created during the beginning of Syria’s uprising in 2012 has caught the attention of a worldwide audience. Through digital media Syrian artist Tammam Azzam has reconstructed the Statue of Liberty from the rubble of a destroyed building in Syria. But during an interview with Al, Azzam said he was ‘surprised’ by what he said was the ‘wrong interpretation’ the picture had recently received, compared to the more positive reactions it received in 2012. He said pro-Assad and regime loyalists were sharing the picture and lying about its origins saying: “From a Syrian artist to America, using...
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.
  • THE NEW EUROPEANS Voices from a changing continent (Photo Gallery)

    10/19/2016 5:23:07 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 12 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10-18-2016 | Robert Kunzig
    The refugees are arriving on a continent that since World War II has become home to a third of the world’s immigrants. Europe’s major countries, which once sent their huddled masses to the United States, now have foreign-born populations comparable to that of the United States. But only some European minds and fewer European hearts have adjusted to that reality. Even in the U.S., which John F. Kennedy called “a nation of immigrants,” immigration is a divisive issue—and always has been. In the 1750s Benjamin Franklin worried that too many Germans were coming to Pennsylvania. He said they had a...
  • Gun Disappears After Being Used as Wedding Prop

    10/18/2016 9:16:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    An AR-15 that was used as a photo prop for a Saturday wedding in Laurel Hill was taken from the owner's vehicle over the weekend. The Crestview man told Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputies that he left his car unlocked for a period of time during the event. The gun is one of at least two taken from unlocked vehicles in north Okaloosa County in the last few days. The man said that the DPMS AR-15 was valued at about $1,000 with a $500 scope. He discovered it missing Sunday. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle....
  • Famous Paintings Made Real With 3D Technology

    10/18/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 14 replies ^ | 10/17/16 | Liveleak
    A neat little video of 13 different Van Gogh's paintings turned into 3D scenes by Luca Agnani studios at the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands. They also made an entire film looking like one of his paintings, but thats copyrighted. Video Here
  • [VANITY] Atlanta/NGA FReepers... Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads Model RR Open Houses

    10/14/2016 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 18 replies
    Piedmont Pilgrimage ^ | 10/14/2016 | Prov1322
    Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads November is National Model Railroad Month. The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) celebrates November with a public tour of model railroads in the Atlanta Area. Open House Layouts The Piedmont Pilgrimage tour is open to anyone interested in model railroading. Just come in anytime during the scheduled times for each open house. The cost for entry is free! Children are welcome to attend with proper supervision from their parents. Bring your camera so that you can take home some great memories. We would love for you to join us as we...
  • 'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

    10/13/2016 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Hostage · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 13, 2016 | Reuters
    Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan — who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" — now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates. The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm's stately Royal Academy hall, followed — unusually — by some laughter. Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin'...
  • Meet the First Male CoverGirl, James Charles

    10/12/2016 8:55:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 36 replies
    allure ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Devon Abelman
    You've probably seen James Charles on your Instagram Explore page with his colorful makeup looks, and you're about to see a lot more of him. CoverGirl announced today that Charles is the newest face of the brand, making him the first male CoverGirl spokesperson.
  • New "Trump" Hat

    10/12/2016 7:42:57 PM PDT · by Disambiguator · 13 replies
    me | 10/12/16
    New "Trump" campaign hat, specifically for the firearms industry.
  • 'Who’s on First?’ copyright suit tossed again on appeal

    10/12/2016 4:43:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NYPost ^ | October 11, 2016
    A federal appeals court Tuesday called out a lower-court judge for tossing a copyright infringement lawsuit over the 80-year-old sketch “Who’s On First?” — but upheld the dismissal anyway. A three-judge panel from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals said Manhattan federal court Judge George Daniels erred in throwing out the lawsuit brought by the kin of Abbott & Costello, who claimed they owned the copyright to the famous comedy routine.
  • Occasional birdy thread (In Memory of SWAMPSNIPER)

    10/08/2016 3:15:19 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 73 replies
    Photos | Oct 8, 2016 | Me
    How about a little sanity break from the politics and mayhem? Blue jay Crested caracara Cormorants hanging out at the pier

    10/03/2016 6:30:00 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 10/3/16 | Jessee Males
    he footage of this albino bull moose is as rare as wildlife footage gets. Since Alaska’s human population is extremely low, an encounters with albino bull moose almost never happen. This rare footage shows what looks like a respectable bull moose still wearing it’s velvety antlers. I Love Alaska originally shared the video on their Facebook page and received a lot of positive feedback. One person commented, “WOW it’s like our own Alaskan unicorn!!” Watch the video below to see this amazing animal for yourself.Video:
  • Raphael Painting Valued at $26M Once Thought to Be $25 Copy

    10/03/2016 1:18:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 3, 2016 | Chris Perez
    A painting once believed to be a $25 copy caught the eye of an art historian during the filming of a new BBC series — and turned out to be a $26 million Raphael. The Madonna composition had been covered in dirt and hanging above a door in the dusty corner of a room in the Haddo House, one of the National Trust for Scotland’s 18th-century homes in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. “I thought, crikey, it looks like a Raphael,” the historian, Bendor Grosvenor, told The Guardian. “It was very dirty, under old varnish, which goes yellow.”
  • Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in anti-mafia raid [near Naples]

    10/01/2016 7:49:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | staff reporter
    Police carrying out a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago. The masterpieces - Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen - were painted by the Dutch artist early in his career. "They're safe," said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger. "I no longer dared to hope that I could ever say that, after so many years."
  • ‘Wonder Woman’ Comics Writer Confirms Diana Has ‘Obviously’ Had Relationships With Women

    09/29/2016 4:02:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | September 29, 2016
    “Wonder Woman” just became wonderfully inclusive. In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka discussed the new thematic elements his comic series following the superhuman Diana, including the much talked-about sexual orientation of its titular character. When asked about the subject, Rucka confirmed that his Wonder Woman is, indeed, queer. “When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same-sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he
  • Just a Short Vanity: Jeep commercial (vanity)

    09/28/2016 5:57:11 PM PDT · by lafroste · 31 replies
    me ^ | 9/28/2016 | lafroste
    Just a short vanity: I just saw a very nice patriotic Jeep commercial. I was surprised enough to elicit this vanity. This is a hat tip to Jeep. Very nice commercial. Well done.
  • UW-La Crosse Student 'Very Upset' Over Dorm's Harry Potter Mural

    09/27/2016 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    FOX ^ | 9-26-2016 | Jillian Melchior
    A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm. The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself. The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our...
  • Russian NGO blocks entrance to Jock Sturges exhibition in Moscow

    09/26/2016 12:44:10 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 12 replies
    TASS ^ | September 25, 15:54
    MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. The Officers of a Russia's non-governmental organization have blocked the entrance to the exhibition of the U.S. photographer Jock Sturges in Moscow in a protest against promoting his works, the organization’s head, and chair of the Public Chamber’s defense commission, Anton Tsvetkov said on Sunday. "If considered in Russia, the works by Jock Sturges could be qualified as a crime." "Right, he could have become famous by good pictures, but remember, this man used to participate in crimes. And he likewise was brought to responsibility also in the United States, though later on was justified. But...
  • 15+ Pics That Prove Cats Can Sleep Purrretty Much Anywhere

    09/24/2016 4:07:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 44 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | Unknown | ​ Šarūnė Mac
    Cats need between 12 and 16 hours of sleep per day, so with all that practice it's no great mystery why cats are experts in the sleep department. Take a look at this list compiled by Bored Panda for example. As you can see, there is literally no place and no position in which a cat cannot sleep. Sink? No problem. Shoe? You got it. In a box? Bring it on! In a wine glass? Sure!
  • The Beatles and the Fat Man: the story behind the photo

    09/22/2016 3:53:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/22/16 | Mike Scott, | The Times-Picayune
    When the Beatles visited New Orleans for their now-legendary City Park concert in September 1964, they had two primary requests. Following the show, they wanted a day off from their grueling 25-concert, 30-day tour, in order to bask in the music of one of America's most soulful cities; and they wanted to meet local musician Fats Domino, one of their major influences. As far as that day off goes, it was scheduled – and then un-scheduled when the band was offered a reported $150,000, which is said to be about six times their normal fee, to add a last-minute concert...
  • Vanity post for" Its a Mad Mad Mad World" TCM tonight

    09/21/2016 3:05:21 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 71 replies
    Turner Classics tonight 8 PM my area Good wholesome entertainment for the entire clan.
  • Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?

    09/19/2016 11:07:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Eugene Delacroix's most famous painting, "Liberty Leading the People," hangs in a revered spot in Paris' Louvre Museum. Inspired by the 1830 Paris Uprising, it has been held up as an embodiment of the French national ethos, and most recently as a justification for the country's controversial burkini ban. But "Liberty Leading the People" may also have been literally painted with people. From at least the 16th century until as late as the early 1900s, a pigment made from mummified human remains appeared on the palettes of European artists, including Delacroix. Painters prized "mummy brown" for its rich, transparent shade....
  • OUR CREATOR AS AN ARTIST Eye Candy from God

    09/18/2016 4:14:02 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 28 replies
    Photos at link Low clouds over a volcano. The world going to sleep. Very interesting patterns. The world wakes up. I want to live here.
  • This 18-Karat Gold Toilet Is Now Open For Public Use

    09/18/2016 12:06:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 16, 2016
    Starting today, the Guggenheim museum in New York City really wants to you to give its solid gold toilet a go. The 18-karat gold, fully-functioning toilet was created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan, and is a part of an exhibit called “America” at the Guggenheim. The exhibit is meant to “remind us of the inescapable physical realities of our shared humanity,” according to the museum’s blog.
  • ‘Birth of the Dragon’ Trailer Finds Young Bruce Lee in the Fight of His Life

    09/18/2016 9:10:00 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies ^ | 18SEP2016 | HALEIGH FOUTCH
    The first trailer for the Bruce Lee-inspired martial arts movie Birth of the Dragon has hit the web. Described as an “affectionate nod to the classic Kung Fu films of the 1970s,” Birth of the Dragon dramatizes the true life 1964 fight between Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee (though he hadn’t reached his legendary status at the time) and Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man. A hotly disputed showdown between two expert martial artists, two narratives of the fight have emerged over the decades — Bruce Lee’s version, who claimed he dominated the fight, ending it in three minutes, and...
  • Great Russian Art

    09/16/2016 5:44:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Russia, land of Patriarchs, Mystics and Tzars, is also home to great art. Here's a small sample:The famous Moscow Happy Birthday.Innovative still life, Stuck in the Trunk!The controversial Freedom of Speech.
  • Egad! That face! [Hillary yesterday]

    09/16/2016 5:23:14 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 80 replies
    Stronger Together ^ | 15 September 2016
    Hillary! boarding her plane Thursday. But...those eyes! Those teeth! That...that face!
  • Oldest textile dyed indigo blue found [6200 yrs]

    09/14/2016 8:25:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 09/13/2016 | Staff
    George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the world and the oldest known textile decorated with indigo blue. Credit: Lauren Urana The discovery marks the earliest use of indigo as a dye, a technically challenging color to produce. According to Jeffrey Splitstoser, lead author of a paper on the discovery and assistant research professor of anthropology at the George Washington University, the finding speaks to the sophisticated textile technology ancient Andean people developed 6,200 years ago. "Some of the world's most significant technological achievements were...
  • Behold The Giant $150 Million Public Art 'Vessel' Coming To Hudson Yards

    09/14/2016 8:08:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    gothamist ^ | 14 Sept 2016 | DAVID COLON
    Vessel, the Heatherwick Studio-designed structure that will rise 150 feet over 30th Street in Hudson Yards' public square, was revealed today at a press conference on the West Side. The interior of the ambitious work features 154 interconnected flights of stairs as well as 80 landings where people can pause to make life-changing Instagrams. Vessel, which will be paid for by Hudson Yards developers the Related Company and reportedly cost between $150 million and $200 million, is part of Hudson Yards' Public Square and Gardens, five acres of gardens and public plazas that will connect Hudson Yards to the High...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Sharknado Woot ping (Total vanity)

    09/13/2016 6:21:23 AM PDT · by null and void · 3 replies
    shirt.woot ^ | 9/13/16 | nully
    Vote for this shirt:
  • Abandoned America

    09/12/2016 10:43:58 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies
    Abandoned America: Haunting images of the crumbling schools, decaying churches and rusting prisons that have been lost to time. Photographs taken by Matthew Christopher, who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mastered, edited and mixed by MacThunder.
  • Does anyone remember the story behind this picture (Eagle landed on the flag) -- Freeper Canteen?

    09/11/2016 9:01:24 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 4 replies ^ | Sept 11, 2016 | Tanniker Smith
    Does anyone remember the story behind this picture I first saw this picture posted on Free Republic, that much I remember. I don't remember if the person who posted it was also the one who took it. What I do remember is that the eagle was originally facing to the Left and someone asked for a repost with it facing to the Right -- not the simplest thing to do in those days. The site I'm linking to apparently posted it in 2001, and I joined FR in 1998 (the second time -- I was here a few months before...
  • WATCH: Breathtaking Drone Footage Captures Whales Playing Below Boat

    09/07/2016 9:01:10 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 19 replies
    gcaptain ^ | September 7, 2016 | unknown to me
    Video of three whales below, and around a sportfishing boat off New Caledonia.
  • Father and son crop circle-making team reveal the secrets of how they have...

    09/07/2016 12:13:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 65 replies ^ | 09/04/2016 | Ollir Gillman
    A father and son who have spent 15 years making crop circles under the cover of darkness have revealed the painstaking process involved in leaving their intricate designs across the countryside. Terry, 46, and Jack, 20, from Salisbury, revealed secrets behind the mysterious patterns on condition of anonymity and do not wish to give their surnames. ... Jack was only five when Terry began designing formations but did not actively participate until he was 11. He said the process was exciting but exhausting. 'I usually feel done by the time I've walked into the field, but once you get a...
  • Miss America 2017: Meet the 52 contestants (PHOTOS)

    09/06/2016 5:13:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    NJ Advance Media for ^ | September 6, 2016
    As we cover all the action at the 2017 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City this week, here's a chance to get acquainted with the contestants.  Click through the photo gallery above to see the 52 competitors in this year's pageant, from Alabama to Wyoming. Each caption (click below the photo) contains information on the talent and pageant platform for every contestant. The Miss America hopefuls begin competing this week, starting with private interviews for the pageant judges and public competition at Boardwalk Hall in the categories of swimsuit, evening wear, onstage question and talent. 
  • Great Fire of London retold with wooden replica blaze

    09/06/2016 4:56:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/04/2016
    Tim Marlow, the artistic director of the Royal Academy of Arts, said it was a unique event. He said: "I've seen a shed blown up in the name of art, I've seen fireworks, I've seen artists bury themselves, I've seen the trace of an artist shooting himself in the hand or nailing himself to a car, but actually I've never seen anyone collaborate with so many people in such an extraordinary and exciting way, to make a commemorative replica of a skyline 350 years ago and then set fire to it."
  • Photographer Captures Breathtaking Wedding Photo in Yosemite, Attempting to Track Down Couple

    09/06/2016 2:19:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/6 | Brendan Weber
    "We saw them out on the ledge as we were shooting other photos and that "Eureka!" moment just unfolded," says photographerThis wedding snapshot just might put every other couples' big day photos to shame. Photographer Mike Karas of Hawaii was simply enjoying the sunset when he says he happened to be in the right place at the right time. As a newlywed couple emerged from the shadows, Karas snapped a once-in-a-lifetime photo of the unidentified duo as they embraced on top of a cliff in Yosemite with the golden sun setting behind them. The unforgettable moment turned out to be...
  • Venice Film Review: Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

    09/04/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    Mel Gibson has made a move about a pacifist who served nobly during WWII. It's a testament to his filmmaking chops, and also an act of atonement that may succeed in bringing Gibson back. Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which premiered today at the 73rd International Venice Film Festival, is a brutally effective, bristlingly idiosyncratic combat saga — the true story of a man of peace caught up in the inferno of World War II. It’s the first movie Gibson has directed since “Apocalypto,” 10 years ago (a film he’d already shot before the scandals that engulfed him), and this November,...
  • Lena Dunham blasts Odell Beckham Jr

    09/02/2016 8:12:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 104 replies
    MSN ^ | September 2, 2016 | Bang Showbiz staff
    Lena Dunham has accused Odell Beckham Jr of ignoring her in favor of his phone at this year's Met Gala. The 30-year-old actress, who was sat next to the NFL star at the glitzy event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, claimed Odell ignored her because he did not consider her to be attractive. Lena shared: "I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. "He was like, 'That's a...
  • Songs For The Labor Day Weekend (Vanity)

    09/02/2016 4:25:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 2SEP2016
    Feel free to post songs you like to hear during the Labor Day weekend. Here are some of mine. "Just Another Space Odyssey" by Kebu and Johan Becker "I Remember U" by Juri Pootsmann (an Estonian band)"True Survivor" by David HasselhofCover by Kebu of "Crockett's Theme" by Jan Hammer (from the Miami Vice tv show)"Life on Life" by The Sushi Cabaret Club"Concrete Quicksand" by The Sushi Cabaret Club"Water Blue" by The Sushi Cabaret Club"She's Fire Walking" by Tim McMorris"Steady As She Goes" by The RaconteursCover by Jeffrey Gaines of "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel
  • Rachel Dolezal has been invited to an event about black hair

    09/02/2016 1:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Rachel Dicker, USN&WR
    Rachel Dolezal was publicly disgraced for claiming that she identified as black amid accusations she had long tried to pass herself off as African-American. Now, she is actively being asked to represent black culture. Dolezal was invited to attend the Braid On Economic Liberty March & Rally in Dallas led by natural hair stylist and activist Isis Brantleyî©¥. The rally is branded as an event to encourage black women's hair care and empowerment. In 2015, Dolezal resigned as president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP after her parents informed local NBC affiliate KHQ-TV in Spokane that Dolezal is...
  • Where can one find the name of a TV program that was on 3 days ago ?

    09/02/2016 12:01:01 PM PDT · by George from New England · 33 replies
    I know I saw it on tnt but I cannot find a site on the web to look at past TV listings. Help?
  • 'Arrival': Venice Review [Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie]

    09/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 5:04 AM PDT 9/1/2016 | by David Rooney
    <p>Just what we need in these fractured times — a smart parable about open-mindedness and unification.</p> <p>Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner play academics enlisted by the military to make contact when alien spacecraft land on Earth in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama.</p>
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy's face reconstructed with 3D printing

    08/31/2016 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | August 31, 2016 13:38 BST | By Léa Surugue
    The face of an ancient female Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed with the help of 3D printing and forensic science techniques, an important step to better understand who she was. Other crucial details about her health have also been gathered, completing the picture. This reconstruction was only made possible due to the work of a multi-disciplinary team led by scientists at Melbourne University, combining medical research, forensic science, computerised tomographic (CT) scanning, 3D printing, Egyptology and art. It all started when Dr Ryan Jefferies, curator at the University's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, stumbled across the skull...
  • Any André Rieu Fans on Free Republic?

    08/29/2016 9:32:15 PM PDT · by amorphous · 80 replies
    Youtube ^ | 29 August 2016 | Vanity
    In these times of trouble and uncertainty, when you're feeling down, when things seem insurmountable, or you're just losing faith in humanity in general, listen to the music of André Rieu, especially his music videos. His epic worldwide concerts draw thousands and celebrate the human spirit through music. I find them very uplifting, restoring my faith that humanity is still capable of doing wonderful things. I hope you do to. :-) A few of my favorites: André Rieu - You Raise me Up André Rieu - You'll Never Walk AloneAndré Rieu - Nearer, My God, to Thee (live in Amsterdam)...
  • Nearly Naked Hillary Clinton Portrayed as the "Beast" in Hollywood Street Art

    08/29/2016 5:17:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | Paul Bond
    Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night, also has targeted Leonardo DiCaprio and Nate Parker in previously displayed art. Hillary Clinton is tattooed and mostly naked in Hollywood. About 20 posters featuring an unflattering image of the Democratic nominee for president were hung Monday morning in the area by Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night. His...
  • Gene Wilders gone

  • Forbes Hollywood rich list: who are Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone?

    08/28/2016 2:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    The Forbes list of the world’s richest actresses provides a heaven-sent opportunity to slaver over photos of beautiful women and very large sums of money: solemnly recorded figures that can really be no more than intelligent guesswork. In pretty much the same spirit, Forbes regularly provides an enjoyable ranking of the richest fictional people, from Jay Gatsby to Smaug, complete with estimated dollar amounts. This year, Jennifer Lawrence is top of the actress list, with a supposed pre-tax income of $46m. Melissa McCarthy comes in second with a putative $33m and Scarlett Johansson gets bronze with what could plausibly be...