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  • Who owns the Blues, today ?

    08/29/2014 8:45:47 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 55 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    I think there was a time in which the left owned the blues but things have come full circle to a point in which we own the blues. The Blues will never go away and conservatives need to push this into our culture. IMHO The "Blues" cuts to the core of virtually everything that matters. I will put forth my modern and somewhat obscure samples, as I hope to see yours.
  • Elephants dance to violin music

    08/27/2014 8:26:35 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 20 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | August 27,2014 | Olivia Rzadkiewicz
    Eleanor Bartsch was performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, during which she played Bach’s Concerto in D Minor. During the performance, she noticed two elephants outside a tent at the back of the Circus World Museum, who seemed to be reacting to the music.
  • 46 Incredible Photos You May Not Have Seen Before.

    08/26/2014 5:32:45 PM PDT · by Twotone · 48 replies
    Tickld.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | NA
    Some very interesting pictures, quite fantastic.
  • Historian Claims The Louvre Museum Holds Ancient Amphipolis Tomb Treasures

    08/26/2014 10:56:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    greece.greekreporter.com ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | by Daphne Tsagari
    A prominent Greek historian claims that it is possible for the Louvre Museum in Paris to possess artifacts from the ancient Greek tomb currently being excavated by archaeologists in Amphipolis, Greece. The fame of the ancient Greek treasures allegedly hidden in the Amphipolis tomb has recently raised concerns whether the monument will be found intact, or if it had been looted in the past. Historian, Sarantis Kargakos, speaking to Antenna TV, said that the tomb has been looted in the past and that the monument’s interior won’t be intact. “At the spot where Ancient Amphipolis is found, a village named...
  • Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb [Amphipolis update]

    08/26/2014 10:13:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 08/25/2014 | Staff
    Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity. The Culture Ministry said Monday that archaeologists have partially investigated the antechamber of the tomb at Amphipolis and uncovered a marble wall concealing one or more inner chambers. However, a hole in the decorated wall and signs of forced entry outside the huge barrel-vaulted structure indicate the tomb was plundered long ago. The excavation will continue for weeks. The tomb dates between 325 B.C.—two years after the death of ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the...
  • The Taser Photoshoot: Portraits of People's Faces When Hit With A Stun Gun

    08/26/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Fstoppers ^ | August 25, 2014 | Patrick Hall
    As a portrait photographer, I am always trying to make people feel comfortable in front of my camera so I can capture a real emotion from them. But what if I was able to make people feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I could guarantee an interesting portrait every time? This is the idea behind my latest series: The Taser Photoshoot. I've edited two different videos as well as a behind the scenes in the full post below.
  • God Made a Dog

    08/25/2014 5:25:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-25-14
    Video at link.
  • Old Timey PHOTO) Circa 1890 - Man Riding a Goat

    08/24/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1890 | Retronaut
    1890: Man riding a goat Man riding a goat, 1890 (Initiation into fraternal group). Photographer: Chas.v. Hamer, Columbus O, USA
  • A Real Live Gnome in Pennsylvania?

    08/24/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 45 replies
    Earthfiles.com ^ | 23AUG2014 | Linda Moulton Howe
    August 23, 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - In 1200 A.D., a Swedish man named Frederik Ugarph found a hard wood statue only about six inches (15 cm) high of a little person wearing a conical hat in what is now Trondheim, Norway. The statue was standing on a pedestal engraved with the words: “NISSE Riktig Storrelse.” That means, “Gnome, actual height.” Owned and housed today by the Oliv family in Uppsala, Norway, X-ray tests indicate the wooden statue is more than 2,000 years old, perhaps carved from a tree that is no longer known. Another historic account of a “miniature person”...
  • US Copyright Office: We Can’t Register a Monkey Selfie… Or One Taken by a God

    08/23/2014 12:29:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 23,2014 | DL Cade
    In its updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” released yesterday, the US Copyright Office took the side of Wikimedia in their argument with nature photographer David Slater when the office wrote that they cannot register works by monkeys.
  • Picture Information Extractor 6.7

    08/22/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    picmeta.com ^ | August 22,2014 | picmeta.com
    PIE is an unique picture browser and viewer with exquisite photo metadata and file renaming features. It extracts EXIF, XMP and IPTC from JPG, TIF and RAW files and makes it available in a convenient and welcoming interface. One part of the EXIF header is standardized and contains information such as date and time pictures were taken, shutter speed and aperture or whether the flash was used. But a lot of information such as program mode, white balance settings or lens data, is stored in the Makernote block, which is proprietary and can usually only be read with special software...
  • Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

    08/22/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 22,2014 | DL Cade
    National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.
  • (Those Were The Days!) PHOTO: Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747

    08/21/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 106 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1960's | Retronaut
    Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747 The 1960's were barely done when Pan Am again set a standard the rest of the world was forced to follow. Pan American's Boeing B-747 Jumbo Jets brought down the cost of long distance air travel once again. Source: Pan Am Historical Foundation
  • C-Clamps? 25 Other Clamps They Don't Want You To Know About...

    08/21/2014 3:04:53 PM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Instructables ^ | 8-21-14 | RobbGodshaw
    This set of Alphaclamps is an exploration of tools and their form. From the I-beam to the C-clamp, the latin letterforms seem to have a chicken-egg relationship with the letter-shaped tools that bear their name. Is the C the basis for design, or simply a descriptor of the form? Curious about how the other letters would work as tools, I set out to explore the mechanical utility of the forsaken letters of our alphabet.
  • Picture request: Years ago media swarming soldiers landing on a beach

    08/18/2014 8:35:21 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 13 replies
    8-18-14 | self
    Looking for a photo of media swarming all over a military unit that had just landed on a beach. It was years ago but was in color. Hopefully someone remembers that awful scene. Thanks!
  • Busta Rhymes "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" (video)

    08/18/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    I used to love this video because it is pure art. But since Obama I wonder if this is not the culture he is trying to bring into out country as the dominant culture.Obama is African...not American.Watch the video and consider...Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
  • Funny cat walking across "bridge" (gif via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | ricebowlinseoul
    Link via Imgur
  • Happy girl, unhappy "uni-cat" (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:58:52 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | vanillamasala
    Link
  • Jewel Eyed Cat in Peru (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | fuzzybearcow
    Link
  • Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero

    08/17/2014 6:00:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/17/2014 | Rich Goldstein
    Superman is as American as apple pie, in that both have their origins in the Middle East. Apples, because they are thought to have been first domesticated in Turkey, and Superman, because of his oftentimes overlooked Jewish heritage. Superman’s possible Judaism shouldn’t be a surprise. The hero’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were the children of Jewish immigrants. The comic book industry, where they spent a significant portion of their young careers, was created in New York by Jews like Max Ginsburg, Bob Kahn, and Jacob Kurtzberg, who hid their ethnicity behind names like Gaines, Kane, and Kirby. Over...
  • #Fatkini Hashtag Inspires Women Of All Shapes To Post Unashamed Selfies

    08/14/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Posting selfies is quickly becoming a universal way for people to identify themselves as aligned to a particular idea or movement, and the newest selfie trend hopes to eliminate body-shaming. In doing so, women of all shapes are reshaping body-acceptance and the retail market. The hashtag, #Fatkini, has been on the rise the past few months as more and more women on social media have gained the confidence they need to sport the revealing swimwear. Most popularly used on both Instagram and Tumblr, the hashtag has already produced thousands of selfies of plus-size women, and a following fiercely devoted toward...
  • 23 silly cat tongues to rule them all [photos]

    08/14/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    MNN ^ | Jun 23, 2014
    Catching them with their jaws down It's a phenomenon that cat enthusiasts eagerly await — the moment when a beloved feline lets down its guard and allows its tiny pink tongue to hang absent-mindedly out of its mouth. This often happens when the kitty is deep in sleep (as seen above) or following a fastidious licking bath (below), but one thing everyone knows for certain is that the longer the tongue stays out the kitty's mouth, the more magical (and hilarious) the moment becomes. Sometimes these silly moments only last a couple seconds, so the cat's human inevitably makes a...
  • Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain

    08/12/2014 2:22:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ap ^ | August 12, 2014
    The London art museum says for five nights beginning Wednesday, people from around the world can get an after-hours tour online thanks to four roaming robots fitted with lights, cameras and sensors designed to let them move around the rooms in the dark. A live commentary will be streamed on the museum's website and viewers can get a chance to control the robots.
  • “Man Dies, Mourned Only by Strippers”(ROBIN WILLIAMS /LOIS CK)

    08/12/2014 11:37:43 AM PDT · by woofie · 37 replies
    SLATE ^ | August 2 | David Haglund
    Everyone knows that whenever Robin Williams plays a serious role, he sports a beard. So when the stand-up-turned-Oscar-winner walked, bewhiskered, into a black-and-white shot of a graveyard, I figured within minutes Williams would be hugging C.K. and saying, “It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault.” But of course that’s not what happened. The solemnity of that wordless opening scene was punctured in—where else, this being Louie—a diner, where Louie tells Robin that the deceased “was the biggest piece of (expetive deleted) I ever knew.” Big bearded guffaws follow, and soon the two are trading awful stories about Barney Ross,...
  • Bear spotted walking upright is real, and probably injured, officials say

    08/09/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8-8-14 | Alex Napoliello
    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A bear walking upright around a township development that has become an Internet sensation is injured and needs to be left alone, according to wildlife officials monitoring the situation. The black bear has an injury to both front legs, including its paws and possibly an elbow, said Tracy Leaver, the executive director of the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. There's no official cause of how the bear got injured. Kelcey Burguess, a black bear biologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, said he most likely "got hit by a car." Burguess said the bear is expected...
  • Republicans Reveal New Exotic Retreat in Iceland

    08/09/2014 10:18:02 AM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    I just shocked the MSM hasn't reported on this yet. After all, the way they writeheadlines to mislead people, it's a story just waiting for MSNBC to jump all over.
  • Thunderstruck - As you've never heard it before

    08/08/2014 11:20:52 AM PDT · by scouter · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 18, 2014 | Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk&feature=player_embedded As Fr. Z says, "[t]his just goes to show that an instrument, a tool, is neutral. We choose to use them in certain ways."
  • Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it'

    08/06/2014 12:55:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 84 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 06 Aug 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright[.]
  • The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video

    08/06/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    mit.edu ^ | 8-6-2014 | Abe Davis/MIT
    (Videos) When sound hits an object, it causes small vibrations of the object’s surface. We show how, using only high-speed video of the object, we can extract those minute vibrations and partially recover the sound that produced them, allowing us to turn everyday objects—a glass of water, a potted plant, a box of tissues, or a bag of chips—into visual microphones. We recover sounds from highspeed footage of a variety of objects with different properties, and use both real and simulated data to examine some of the factors that affect our ability to visually recover sound. We evaluate the quality...
  • Guide to The 2014 Pageant of The Masters

    08/05/2014 6:51:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    cbsla ^ | August 4, 2014 11:30 AM
    One of the world’s most unique festivals, the Festival of Arts boasts not only the stunning Pageant of the Masters production, but also an expansive art show, seminars, workshops, food demonstrations, live entertainment, and fine dining. Explore the Festival of Arts. ... The ninety minute show is a recreation of classical and contemporary artworks; real people pose live on stage to look like their painting and sculpture counterparts as you enjoy the show in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Live professional orchestra, original score, narration, stunning set pieces, and perfect lighting make the experience incredibly immersive. Tickets are required for each...
  • Christians and Gun Owners Portrayed Well in New Movie

    08/01/2014 8:42:30 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 17 replies
    Pharmboy ^ | 8-1-14 | Pharmboy
    Mrs. Pharmboy and I saw Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" a few hours ago. It was brilliant.It took him 12 years to do this movie, following the principles through time with the focus on Mason Jr., who starts out as a 7 year old and finishes with his first day of college. The only actors you would know are Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, and both are great. But the reason I am writing this is to let you Freepers know that this movie has a huge surprise: at Mason's small birthday party celebrated at stepmother's parent's house, his step grandma gives...
  • If I fits, I sits: 18 photos that prove cats can get comfortable anywhere

    07/31/2014 11:28:30 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    MNN ^ | Jun 24, 2014 | Laura Moss
    Cats have a knack for squeezing themselves into tiny spaces and curling up for what can often appear to be an uncomfortable nap. It's the well-known cat philosophy of "If I fits, I sits." From boxes and baskets to cups and cartons, here are 18 photos of kitties getting comfy in curious spots.
  • Creating can be just as beautiful as the final product. (ceramics) (video)

    07/30/2014 4:00:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | amoca.org
    The American Museum of Ceramic Art visits Icheon, South Korea, to observe artists as they create beautiful Korean ceramics using traditional methods. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that spans thousands of years, and it continues to this day.
  • The Black Panel at Comic-Con: 'African American culture is American culture'

    07/28/2014 11:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Of the hundreds of panels available at Comic-Con, which drew to a close on Sunday, none are more respected than the long-running Black Panel, hosted by the comic book creator and Milestone Media co-founder Michael Davis. Unlike most of the other panels at Comic-Con, the Black Panel has nothing to sell, and features guests who also have nothing to promote. Instead, it is a discussion between audience and panel members about black culture, a way for prominent figures in African American entertainment to reach out to those who hope to emulate their paths to success. Davis started the panel in...
  • Meet Shoko the Pirate Cat, the Sweetest Little Peg-Leg Kitten [w/pix, videos]

    07/28/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Catster ^ | Jul 28th 2014 | Phillip Mlynar
    She has only 3 fully formed legs because of a birth defect, she's named after an "Adventure Time" character -- and she's a terror on tissue rolls. --- Today's Monday Miracle is Shoko the Pirate, a peg-legged kitten who was scooped up from a foster situation after a pet store in Connecticut deemed her damaged goods. Despite her dinky fourth paw, Shoko still manages to hop and skip around with a playful verve -- and also seems to be cultivating a burgeoning portfolio of wrecked toilet rolls. Asked about the backstory to Shoko's shortened leg, her owner Lux Alptraum says,...
  • Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters may fight firing

    07/25/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-25-14 | Collin Binkley
    Ohio State University fired marching band director Jonathan Waters yesterday after a two-month investigation found that band leaders ignored a “sexualized” culture among students and didn’t take sexual-harassment training as recommended. The firing came two weeks after OSU leaders told Waters he could keep the job if he enacted a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, his attorney, David Axelrod, said yesterday. The firing was a surprise to Waters, Axelrod said. “Jonathan has not decided precisely what action he will take,” Axelrod said. “He intends to defend his good name in one way or another.” Ohio State fired Waters, 38, after...
  • English Man Believes He Has photographed God, or 'Sean Connery or Karl Marx'

    07/23/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    <p>An amateur photographer who took a fascinating photo is now making comparisons between God, Sean Connery and Karl Marx -- and it's not because he is a huge fan of James Bond or communism. Jeremy Fletcher was going for a evening walk near the Wash in Norfolk when he decided to take a picture.</p>
  • 10 secret rules of working in Disney's Magic Kingdoms

    07/23/2014 6:48:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2014 | Staff
    It may seem to some as something of a dream job - working alongside childhood heroes such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. But in order to get, and keep, a job as a character at a Disney park or resort, employees must abide by a number of strict rules, ranging from the obvious to the bizarre. For anyone thinking of trying to get a job at a Magic Kingdom, here is a rundown of some of the more idiosyncratic employee rules implemented by the bosses at Disney.
  • Looking over the shoulder of a watchmaker. (video)

    07/23/2014 6:10:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-22-2014 | wimp.com
    Watchmaking is a noble tradition stretching back hundreds of years when they would make all the parts by hand. While technology today has lightened some of their workload, it's still a fascinating sight when a watchmaker creates another mechanical beauty.
  • George Harrison tree is felled by beetles

    07/22/2014 3:12:11 PM PDT · by dware · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07.22.2014 | Reuters
    A tree planted in memorial to late Beatles guitarist George Harrison following his death in Los Angeles in 2001 has been killed by bark beetles amid California's epic drought, a local official said on Tuesday.
  • Amazing Sand Art on Ukraine's Got talent - Kseniya Simonova

    07/22/2014 12:38:46 PM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2012 | Kseniya Simonova
    Reading all of today's headlines here on Free Republic, brought to mind this artist. No I have no idea what the words mean, but the Art speaks for itself. Youtube video so click through to watch
  • Goodmorning&#65281;

    07/19/2014 6:13:04 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 26 replies
  • Swede Shoots World's Longest Film: 720 Hours

    07/19/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    VIDEO: Anders Weberg tells The Local about the inspiration behind the the world's longest film, coping with the tragic loss of his son, and the 72 minute 'trailer' which has been wowing audiences. The 46-year-old artist, who lives in southern Sweden, has been working on the magnum opus entitled Ambiancé for the past few years. Weberg has made more than 300 films in the past and he intends Ambiancé to be his final work. "I've always been interested in time," he told The Local during a break from filming. "Time is something we can't do anything about. In the past...
  • Best Lightning Storms in Pictures

    07/19/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 18 Jul 2014
    After thunder bolts and lighting overnight over the UK , we bring you some spectacular images of lighting storms .
  • NJ teacher faces prison for sex talk with students

    07/18/2014 9:29:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    myfox ^ | staff
    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A teacher and former councilman in Camden County faces prison after admitting he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students. Charles Reilly is scheduled to be sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty to official misconduct, child endangerment and attempted child endangerment.
  • Cats and dogs dressed like humans: historical photos

    07/16/2014 12:10:16 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Here's photographic proof that the LOLCat phenomenon has a long history behind it. American photographer Harry Whittier Frees (1879-1953) created vignettes of animals dressed in tiny outfits made by his mother. These pictures, from the United States Library of Congress, showcase some of his works, which were typically used for postcards and children's books.
  • Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Is Now A Woman

    07/15/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/15/2014 | alicia lutes
    No, your eyes do not deceive you and thankfully this is no joke — Marvel has given an upgrade to one of its biggest superheroes. And by that we mean: there’s a new superlady in town and she’s wielding the hammer of Thor! As announced on “The View,” and confirmed by Marvel, a new comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman will launch ongoing this Fall, after the original God of Thunder loses the ability to wield his signature hammer. Thor doesn’t just look like a lady with those long and luscious Norse locks of his —...
  • Stars Remember ‘The Last Starfighter’ Three Decades Later

    07/15/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    OBXentertainment.com ^ | 13JUL2013 | Matt Artz
    On July 13, 1984, the young stars of The Last Starfighter saw their careers blast off into outer space, as a friendship was born that carries on three decades later. Today marks the 29th anniversary of the original theatrical release of the groundbreaking sci-fi classic The Last Starfighter, so we figured it’s a perfect time to take a fun look back at the film through the eyes of its stars, Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart, both of whom attended a Q&A panel at the second Blood at the Beach Convention in Virginia Beach in 2012. Guest plays Alex Rogan,...
  • 'Persecuted': Fred Thompson - 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

    07/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 7-14-14 | John Nolte
    Fred Thompson's political career dates back to Watergate. Since, he has been a U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. He now does triple duty in talk radio, as a columnist and as a respected character actor; a profession he's enjoyed success in since 1987. In a Hollywood Reporter interview about his upcoming film "Persecuted," which opens in 600 theatres this Friday, Thompson admits things are tough for Republicans in Hollywood -- even for a veteran like himself: Is it tough to be a Republican actor in Hollywood? It's a tough business for everybody, but if you happen to run across a...
  • VANITY - Lifelong Baltimorean in Praise of Cleveland

    07/14/2014 8:27:56 AM PDT · by scouter · 23 replies
    Vanity | 7/14/2014 | Matthew Collins
    I posted this as a response in another thread, but thought I'd also post it as a vanity, in case someone else might see it and decide to look beyond the reputation of the city to see what it might really have to offer. I've lived in Baltimore almost my whole life. And despite its problems, I love it. Those who don't know it will knock it, but it really is a great place to live, politics notwithstanding. But Cleveland was a complete unknown to me until I forced my daughter to consider attending Case Western Reserve University for nursing...