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  • And...I love you

    08/22/2016 10:02:49 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3-11-16 | Tiny Desk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6oSeODGmoQ
  • Mike Pence Laughs When Fox Reporter Repeats Trump’s Promise to Win Black Votes

    08/22/2016 4:48:39 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 80 replies
    In one segment of a pre-taped interview with Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt aired Monday morning, Republican Veep candidate Mike Pence couldn’t help but chuckle with she repeated Trump’s promise to win basically the entire African-American vote. “He says that by 2020 he’s going to have 95% of the African-American support,” Earhardt said, compelling Pence to laugh. “Why are you laughing?” “Well, that’s Donald Trump,” Pence said, adding that his running mate was a “truth teller.” Trump’s strategy for minority outreach has come under scrutiny. He has been criticized for both his message (“What have you got to lose?”) and the fact...
  • Ethiopian salt miners labour in 140F temperatures while earning just £5-a-day in the hottest [tr]

    08/22/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Ethiopian salt miners brave 140 degree Fahrenheit temperatures while working on the hottest place in earth earning on average £5-a-day. The salt mines, situated in the Afar triangle, stretch across 60,000 square miles and at their lowest point are more than 300 feet below sea level. Professional travel photographer and videographer Joel Santos travelled to the area to capture the dry beauty of this brutal expanse of land.
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    08/21/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies
    self ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Me
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the last birdy thread was posted. Florida is a bit too hot for this old man to get out and shoot much in high summer. However, today I had a visitor. A little blue heron was feeding on my front lawn. That seemed a tad unusual. There was also a flock of white ibis. This time of year the ibis begin to gather in larger and larger flocks preparing for their winter migration. I got a face shot of this youngster. Their eyes are cool Several weeks ago I saw a family of Florida...
  • Lockheed Martin files patent for a synthetic diamond 3D printer

    08/19/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Armstrong
    Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company, have filed a patent for a new kind of 3D printer. The patent, filed on April 4 by inventor David G. Findley, describes a new way of 3D printing which would use a pre-ceramic polymer and nanoparticle filler to create synthetic diamond objects of pretty much any shape you can dream up. “[The] method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. The alternating layers of the ceramic...
  • Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?

    08/17/2016 7:02:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?
  • Drones offer bird’s-eye glimpse of Md. ‘ghost fleet’ (Videos)

    08/17/2016 5:18:00 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 17, 2016 6:44 pm | Tiffany Arnold
    Chesapeake Conservancy and Terrain360 are using drones to give a bird’s-eye tour of historic shipwrecks in an inaccessible zone of the Potomac River. WASHINGTON — There’s a corner of the Potomac River known as Mallows Bay that is teeming with sunken vessels, what has been described as a “ghost fleet” of more than 100 wrecked ships. You don’t even have to go beneath the river’s surface to get a good view of these ships. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your computer chair, thanks to the Chesapeake Conservancy’s latest effort. Through the use of drones, the Annapolis-based...
  • A New Perspective on the Life and Legacy of Photographer Slim Aarons

    08/12/2016 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Cecily · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | Laura Hawk
    IN THE SUMMER OF 1977 the celebrated photographer Slim Aarons was lunching at the Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria, with Princess Grace of Monaco and her 20-year-old daughter, Caroline. At one point, as he later recounted time and again, Grace was struck by what she thought was a wonderful idea: “Oh, Slim, why not hire Caroline to work with you? You two could travel around the world together!” Caroline excitedly nodded her approval. As Slim told the story, a devilish smile crept across his face. “Why, what a wonderful idea, Grace,” he replied, making it clear he was on...
  • [UPDATE:]Chancellor Modifies Course-Paintings to be Relocated(Uni. of Wisconsin-Stout Moves to C

    08/08/2016 7:29:44 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST CENSORSHIP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Jas Chana
    The Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout has announced two of three historic paintings depicting interactions between white traders and First Nations people are to be removed from public view because of their potentially "harmful effect" on students and other viewers. The paintings, which were commissioned under the Works Progress Administration and painted by artist Cal Peters in 1935, can be found in the University's Harvey Hall, a building currently undergoing major renovations. In preparation for the Hall's grand re-opening this fall, the paintings were to be restored by university art students under the direction of their professors. The restoration...
  • Kurt Russell Walks Off 2nd Interview on Gun Control [2 separate interviews here]

    08/05/2016 1:16:01 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 31 replies
    This video contains two separate videos where Kurt Russell talk about gun control. The first is the view, where Kurt talks about the 2nd Amendment and why we have always needed to protect ourselves from tyrannical governments- as shown in history.
  • 19 Amazing Caterpillar Transformations

    08/04/2016 1:44:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Both butterflies and moths have four stages of life – they go from the initial egg to a caterpillar, then to a cocoon and finally to a butterfly or moth. We often think that whatever comes out of the cocoon is always more beautiful than the caterpillar that made it, but in some cases, this is not the case. In these 19 pictures, you’ll see the transformation, and decide for yourself if you prefer the caterpillar or the butterfly/moth… Click on any of the images to see the transformation!
  • HOW IS 22lr AMMUNITION MADE? TOUR OF CCI AND SPEER (video only)

    08/03/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-2-2016 | 22plinkster
    "This was truly a dream come true for me. I can't thank the people at CCI and Speer enough for allowing me to do this. I couldn't possibly show everything that went on at the factory. However, hopefully I showed you enough for you to grasp the concept of how rimfire is made."
  • Blender 2.77 Question

    08/02/2016 8:32:17 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 20 replies
    Hello all, I recently started using the free blender 2.77 software, I'm a brand new user, and have never modeled anything using 3D software. (I got it for an educational job, I'll be taking soon) I have many of the basics down, but was hoping there may be some more advance users in freeper ville who could help with a couple questions. (I know there's forums out there for this, but I'm trying to cut down on all the sign ups)If you want to download this free software, here's the link.Blender Foundation Download
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • Black lab whose fur is slowly turning white gets Photoshop battle

    08/02/2016 9:23:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 1, 2016 | Jonathan Keshishoglou
    If your dog looks like they're wearing a superhero mask, there's always someplace on the Internet more than happy to make them one. Reddit user eRadthorpe posted this photo of a 14-year-old dog (which is really just an old puppy) who has vitiligo, a condition where the skin loses its pigment. And in this case, the fur. Specifically, they posted the photo to the Photoshop Battles subreddit, which meant everyone was ready to give the dog their own.
  • The 100 Best Historical Photos of the American Cowboy

    08/02/2016 6:53:07 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 28 replies
    http://www.truewestmagazine.com/ ^ | December 8, 2015 | Meghan Saar
    Before the Mexican-American War concluded in 1848, American traders who traveled to the Western frontier encountered Spanish vaqueros of northern Mexico. The arrival of railroads and an increased demand for beef during the Civil War drove the need for the cowboy. The earliest known photographs of these iconic Americans are tintypes, taken as early as the 1870s, most likely captured during a trail drive or at an end-of-trail town. The Texas Live Stock Journal wrote glowingly of the cowboy on October 21, 1882: “A man wanting in courage would be as much out of place in a cow-camp, as a...
  • Hawaii's spectacular 'smiley' volcano

    07/31/2016 11:42:19 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 14 replies
    euronews ^ | July 29, 2016 | Staff
    Sometimes Mother Nature takes your breath away – and makes you smile. The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii looks like it is smiling and it is little wonder.
  • Pink Floyd / The Early Years 1965-1972: dream 27-disc box set coming in Nov

    07/29/2016 1:33:27 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 26 replies
    Super Deluxe Edition ^ | July 28, 2016 | Paul Sinclair
    The box set to rule them all – Pink Floyd overdose! The Early Years 1965 – 1972 is a brand new, mammoth 27-disc Pink Floyd box set that frees over 25 hours of audio and visual material from the band’s archive to deliver a deluxe package that features unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes and alternative versions, live and TV performances and original quad mixes.. Packaged in an extravagant seven individual book-style volumes the content includes over 20 unreleased songs, more than 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and over 5 hours of rare concert footage, along with...
  • WHAT IF....

    07/28/2016 7:38:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
  • Ariana Grande Had a White House Performance Rejected Over Donut-Licking Scandal

    07/23/2016 2:25:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    MSN Billboard ^ | July22, 2016
    On Friday (July 22), Wikileaks published thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee, including one email thread revealing Ariana Grande had a proposed White House performance rejected over her donut-licking scandal last year. The leaked emails show a request to vet Grande with interest in booking her for a White House gala late last year. While Grande seems to have a clean criminal and financial record, as Gawker reports, the vetting includes a detailed report of the controversy in which Grande was caught on camera at a donut shop, saying "I hate America" and "maliciously" licking some unsupervised...
  • Vanity--Hillary: The secret history of the Democratic Party

    07/23/2016 6:56:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    vanity | 7-23-16 | self: vanity
    I'm interested in the opinions of anyone who saw Dinesh D'Souza's new documentary at its opening yesterday. It was very well done, but it filled me with sadness in that I live in a very Republican area and the theatre had just a smattering of patrons. The small audience was enthusiastic, but we were too few for this high quality offering. I knew about half of the people there! D'Souza's message was delivered to the choir.
  • On The Banks of the Wabash Faraway

    07/17/2016 10:33:36 PM PDT · by gg188 · 2 replies
    public domain ^ | 1897 | Paul Dresser
    Pence was not my first choice. But I trust Trump's judgment. This is the official state song of Indiana. It would be nice if at Pence rallies we could great him and his family with sing-along to welcome him and his family with this beautiful song.
  • OUTSTANDING Marseilaise

    I'm a big fan of the Marseilaise in Casablanca but this might be better. Roberto Alagna demonstrates why world class trained singers are the ones who are world class. Follow the link provided. ML/NJ
  • Taylor Swift tops Forbes’ Celebrities 100 List of highest-paid stars

    07/11/2016 5:09:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | July 11, 2016
    There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift’s bank account. The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.
  • Occasional birdy thread (Dedicated to the memory of Swampsniper)

    07/08/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 54 replies
    Photos | July 8, 2016 | FReepers
    Enjoy a respite from the sad goings on of the day. Please post and share your pics of birds, nature, anything the Good Lord has created. Remembering Swampsniper....may you rest easy, good man. -------------- Mr Limpkin shared a sun rise with me. There's got to a snail here somewhere! Who are all these strangers invading my territory? Oh deer!
  • Mischa Barton Responds to Alton Sterling’s Death With... a Yacht Instagram?

    07/07/2016 8:36:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 22 replies
    Mashable via Yahoo ^ | July 7, 2016 | Staff
    The actress, who has been in France for Paris Fashion week, also demanded stricter gun control and called on her fellow Americans to use the upcoming presidential election as an opportunity to take action. “Somebody make change,” she continued. “We need gun control and unity. And a real President so think about that when this election is around the corner. The world is a precarious place right now.#stop #reflect and #act appropriately.” Again, this text was all accompanied by a photo of Mischa Barton on vacation for some baffling reason. Maybe when she’s calling for critical thinking from her fellow...
  • Retiring Disneyland photographer shares some of his favorite images

    07/05/2016 7:18:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 5, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Capturing the magic of Disneyland in photos is something Paul Hiffmeyer has been doing for more than 10 years. But on July 5, he will hang up his Mickey Mouse ears as chief photographer at the Disneyland Resort and retire at age 70.
  • I am Smiling!

    07/04/2016 2:03:40 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 12 replies
    07/04/2016 | VRW Conspirator
  • The Mill BLACKBIRD (Photoreal CG car rig)

    06/27/2016 9:06:09 PM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 6-23-16 | The Mill
    The Mill has created The Mill BLACKBIRD, the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars – it’s a car rig that can be shot at any time, in any location, without the need to rely on a physical car. Created in collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow, Mill Blackbird inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or direction. Learn more: themill.com/portfolio/3002/the-blackbird%C2%AE
  • "Seven Nation Army" - heavy metal White Stripes cover, by Yours Truly

    06/27/2016 4:56:06 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 6/27/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This song started as a sample tune with which to play with production techniques. It damn sure didn't finish that way. Video created by MVGEN.com. Check it out - it's amazing! For a free download of "Seven Nation Army" click either here or here.
  • The Gay Couple In Independence Day: Resurgence Don’t Get Their Due (Brent Spiner's Lover Ewwwww)

    06/25/2016 4:31:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 72 replies
    Unicorn Booty ^ | 6-24-2016 | Johnny Gayzmonic
    Roland Emmerich has a problem. A very gay problem. You may know Emmerich as the guy that directs ridiculous summer blockbusters where all sorts of landmarks get all sorts of blowed up. Independency Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012. He specializes in wholesale destruction. You might even call it apocalypse-porn. What you might not know is the Emmerich himself is gay, a fact that’s only really been talked about for the last 10 years or so, and even then not so much. He’s made a few donations to gay film organizations, but apart from that the closest thing he’d ever...
  • 'Voice' singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting at Orlando concert

    06/11/2016 9:43:11 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/11/2016 | Joe Sutton and Azadeh Ansari,
    The man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie in Orlando on Friday night was not from that central Florida city, and "traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime," Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters Saturday. The gunman -- who authorities say fatally shot himself after shooting Grimmie -- was a 21-year-old white man, and had two handguns, two additional loaded magazines and a large hunting knife, Mina said.
  • National Cathedral Will Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 10:22:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    npr.org ^ | June 9, 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    The Washington National Cathedral says it will remove two images of the Confederate battle flag from the building's stained glass windows. Then the church will hold a period of public discussion on issues of race, slavery and justice, and revisit the question of how to treat other depictions of the Civil War on the windows. The windows in question memorialize Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson; they were installed in 1953 after lobbying by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. They feature images from the lives of the two generals, and include two Confederate battle flags. A...
  • How Martin Creed Created New York’s Grossest Art Show

    06/08/2016 12:40:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Those planning to visit New York’s Park Avenue Armory this summer may be overwhelmed by the urge to plug their ears, shield their eyes, or breathe deeply into a paper bag--not what we typically associate from the grand and elegant historic space. But these physical and emotional responses won’t surprise anyone familiar with the British artist Martin Creed, who has invaded the Armory’s entire first floor with the largest-ever retrospective of his work in the U.S.
  • Album review: Everything’s Beautiful attempts to reintroduce Miles Davis to the modern world

    06/07/2016 11:32:17 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 10 replies
    The National ^ | June 6, 2016 | Rob Garratt
    Commemorating the 90th birthday of Miles Davis – and Miles Ahead, a biopic of the iconic jazz trumpeter’s life – we have the “new", Davis-inspired album Everything’s Beautiful, a conceptually confused but captivating virtual duet with trendsetting pianist and producer Robert Glasper. The late-1990s remix series Panthalassa has aged badly, and Glasper is the obvious choice to move Davis into the 21st century – he is a credible jazz innovator himself, with enough crossover success to reach a mainstream audience. Rather than delivering the straight remixes he was initially asked to oversee, Glasper raided the Davis archive, sampling choice nuggets...
  • * VANITY * RELAX MUSIC * VANITY *

    06/01/2016 4:22:11 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | June 1, 2016 | BMC
    I'm always looking for nice stuff to be in my background
  • Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Gets December 2018 Release Date

    05/31/2016 3:39:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 31, 2016
    Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are starring in the Rob Marshall-directed film. Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious. Disney on Monday announced that its Mary Poppins sequel will open on Dec. 25, 2018, more than five decades after the 1964 classic film first played in theaters. The studio also revealed the movie's title for the first time: Mary Poppins Returns.
  • [T]housands of children run over the graves of fallen soldiers from WWI’s Battle Of Verdun[tr]

    05/31/2016 6:23:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Peter Allen
    Images of thousands of laughing children jogging through one of the most sacred Great War battlefields in the world have caused outrage. They were taken on Sunday during commemorations at Verdun - scene of one of the bloodiest battles in military history. The Battle of Verdun between German and French troops lasted over 300 days, and saw the deaths of more than 300,000 soldiers on both sides in 1916.
  • One of the world's greatest art collections hides behind this fence

    05/30/2016 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28 2016 | Graham Bowley and Doreen Carvajal
    The drab free port zone near the Geneva city center, a compound of blocky gray and vanilla warehouses surrounded by train tracks, roads and a barbed-wire fence, looks like the kind of place where beauty goes to die. But within its walls, crated or sealed cheek by jowl in cramped storage vaults, are more than a million of some of the most exquisite artworks ever made. Treasures from the glory days of ancient Rome. Museum-quality paintings by old masters. An estimated 1,000 works by Picasso. As the price of art has skyrocketed, perhaps nothing illustrates the art-as-bullion approach to contemporary...
  • Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground

    05/29/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 27, 2016 | by Ciaran Giles
    This image released by the Diputacion Floral de Bizkaia on Friday May 27, 2016, shows a cave drawing. Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art. Chief site archaeologist Diego Garate said Friday that an estimated 70 drawings were found on ledges 300 meters (1,000 feet) underground in the Atxurra cave, Berriatua, in the northern Basque region. He described the site as being in "the Champions' League" of cave art, among the top 10 sites...
  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:01:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 05/25/2016
    hould children be allowed in art galleries? In 2014 Jake Chapman caused a minor furore, and prompted a lot of column inches, when he said that taking kids to galleries was a “waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were "arrogant" for thinking their children could understand artists like Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, adding "children are not human yet". The two children in this video, which has been going viral in recent days, clearly couldn’t give a hoot what Jake Chapman has to say about their appreciation of art. ... And as their parents look on, filming their...
  • Glasses left at San Francisco MOMA mistaken for art

    05/27/2016 6:25:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    upi ^ | May 26, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    SAN FRANCISCO, - A group of pranksters confused visitors at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by placing a pair of eyeglasses on the gallery floor. TJ Khayatan shared photos of the prank to his Twitter page showing groups of patrons observing the glasses while some even photographed them. Khayatan told Buzzfeed that he and his friends came up with the idea after observing one piece on display in the museum that they found puzzling. "We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people," he...
  • Teen prankster puts his glasses on San Francisco gallery floor claiming they are part of the [tr]

    05/26/2016 6:27:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    A teenage prankster has fooled scores of art lovers into believing his glasses were a modern masterpiece in a hilarious stunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. TJ Khayatan, 17, was visiting the gallery with friends on Monday when he said he was left unimpressed by some of the modern art on display. He even described one lackluster exhibit as little more than a 'stuffed animal on a gray blanket'. '(We) questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people,' he told Buzzfeed News.
  • * VANITY * JUST FOR FUN * VANITY *

    05/26/2016 3:15:36 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    American culture ^ | 1958 | DION AND THE BELMONTS
    Older people are easily sidetracked when researching serious stuff in the wee hours of the morning
  • This Artist Filmed Her Own Fake Rape

    05/24/2016 1:11:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 24, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Sophia Hewson, an Australian-based contemporary artist, has made headlines with a video of what she’s calling a “rape representation.” On view at Melbourne’s Mars Gallery and titled are you ok bob?, the three-minute piece shows the artist staring blankly into the camera while “Bob,” a pseudonym, strikes her during intercourse and attempts to force her head to one side. Hewson, who wears a white T-shirt, pushes back each time and defiantly confronts the viewer.
  • Entries From 2016 National Geographic Travel Photography Contest

    05/20/2016 6:23:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 19 May, 2016
    National Geographic has kicked off its 2016 “Travel Photographer of the Year” contest. The winner receives a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild–Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic “Unique Lodge of the World.” The contest ends on May 27, so click here to enter or learn more. Below are some of the this year’s entries.
  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • Filming begins on BBC's lavish new Bronte drama To Walk Invisible as cast take over York in [tr]

    05/19/2016 11:52:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joanna Crawley
    Fresh from the huge success of their adaptation of War & Peace, work has begun on the BBC's latest literary drama. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, written and directed by the award winning Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax), has begun shooting, with the streets of York transformed this week for the one off, two hour drama. Finn Atkins, who plays Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy, who has been cast as her younger sister Anne, were both spotted on set on Thursday in their elaborate 19th century costumes.
  • Exceptional Artwork – “Stands With Trump”…

    05/14/2016 7:15:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-14-16 | Sundance
    Many people inquire about the exceptional artwork used in many of the Donald Trump discussion threads. The designer/artist for the grassroots Trump Movement is Francis Dominicus – and you can discover much more of his creative brilliance
  • Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke dies at 53

    05/14/2016 6:46:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 14 May 2016 | DERRIK J. LANG
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his vibrantly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53. Cooke’s wife, Marsha Cooke, said he died Saturday morning at his home in Florida following a battle with lung cancer. Cooke famously reimagined the Justice League members in 2004 with a signature retro style in “DC: The New Frontier.” His other work included gritty adaptations of Richard Stark’s “Parker” novels, a modern interpretation of Catwoman and the “Solo” graphic novel series, which earned Cooke an Eisner Award, considered to be...