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  • Gabriel over the White House(1933) (Scary Liberal Political Fantasy)

    09/19/2012 4:46:09 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    Rotten Tomatoes ^ | 1933 (aired 9/18/2012 on TCM) | Gregory LaCava
    In 1933, at the height of the bleakness and desperation of the Depression, MGM released this genuine curiosity piece -- directed by comedy (!) director Gregory La Cava -- concerning a Warren G. Harding-like partisan hand-shaker President of the United States who, after seeing a vision, revokes the Constitution, becomes a reigning dictator, and solves all of the nation's problems. Walter Huston plays Judson Hammond, recently elected President of the United States, who treats his elected office as a joke and acts as a dispenser of Party favors. But after an automobile accident, he sees the Archangel Gabriel, who inspires...
  • Philippine's Got Talent

    09/18/2012 3:26:05 PM PDT · by knarf · 18 replies
    Philippines, youtube ^ | Published on Jul 16, 2012 by iamwhoiammai
    On a lighter note, reminiscent of Paul Potts .. sort of ...
  • Pics of Orca playing in the wake of yacht

    09/18/2012 8:56:49 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 28 replies
    Redondo Beach through the Lens ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jim Caldwell
    Extraordinary pictures of orca surfing the wake of a boat off the coast of Mexico show the marine mammals playing in jet bubbles and chasing down a yacht. A fishing company from Loreto, Mexico, runs charters off the Baja Coast. Cast ‘n Reel owner Ashley Ross said it was “magical” to be able to snap the shots they did about a month ago. “As far as we know this is the first time orcas have surfed the wake of a boat here in Loreto. “They never played so closely to us. They usually keep their distance until we turn...
  • Books That Shaped America 2012-Which Books Shaped America the Most? Library of Congress Survey

    09/18/2012 5:39:04 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 9-18-12 | TurboZamboni
    Please look over this inaugural list of Books That Shaped America, as determined by the Library of Congress. These books were written in America by Americans, and had a profound impact on our nation. Which THREE of these books do you think shaped America the most profoundly?
  • In Tombstone, Ariz., the ricochets of the O.K. Corral What has made the town what it is today?

    09/17/2012 10:29:55 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    washington post ^ | 9-13-12 | Matt McClain
    Stephen Keith, left, plays Doc Holliday, in a production he wrote, directed and produced at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, with, from left, Aaron Gain (Frank McLaury), Craig Oldfather (Wyatt Earp) and Jim Morris (Morgan Earp). “We have founded our entire economy on a 30-second triple homicide,” Keith says. “Without the gunfight, this town would be rubble in the desert with a pretty name.”
  • Prepper Tv: Revolution premier Monday (vanity)

    09/16/2012 3:13:18 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 69 replies
    NBC ^ | 9-15-12 | lulu16
    It's been a long time since the great series Jericho, dealt with the topic of a SHTF situation and the lights are out all over the United States again. This one is years after an inexplicable EMP-type of event, and the story picks up when a young arrow-wielding heroine, takes a trek to Chicago,(inexplicably) of all place. Who's gonna watch tomorrow night 9/10C? And what survival book are you reading right now. I am reading the ebook The Prepper Road Compendium. Right now our hero, who has been trucking down the road in style in an old tractor, is going...
  • More Strawberry Birds

    09/15/2012 9:57:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 39 replies
    self | Sept 16. 2012 | swampsniper
    I got these Thursday after a doctor's appointment. Not much time, just one pass along the water and I had to head back to catch the bus.The Roseate Spoonbills with white feathered heads are the young birds, breeding age birds develope the bronze helmet look.
  • (Roadkill Raccoon) Along Duluth Roadside, Road-Striping Crew Delivers A Final Insult

    09/14/2012 8:41:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | September 14, 2012 | News Tribune staff,
    Along Duluth roadside, road-striping crew delivers a final insult At least one Howard Gnesen Road traveler said she wishes someone on the road crew had taken the time to clear the way before the striping truck came through this week. At least one Howard Gnesen Road traveler said she wishes someone on the road crew had taken the time to clear the way before the striping truck came through this week. Patty Donaldson of Gnesen Township said she’d seen the dead raccoon in the roadway near South Road, north of Arrowhead Road, since early this week. She said she’s been...
  • S.F. Seagull Steals Camera, Goes on Photo Shoot at Crissy Field

    09/13/2012 3:51:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Sep. 12 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    This definitely makes for some very interesting bird-watching, the kind you might only see in San Francisco. This is kind of hard to believe, but a San Francisco seagull purportedly snatched a GoPro camera out of the hands of a French tourist filming the sunset at Crissy Field -- and flew away. According to the tourist, who loaded the video on YouTube, the bird managed to continue filming the footage of the beautiful skyline as it cruised through the air. Naturally, the sight of this has drawn skeptics, who say, rather accurately, that this would make a pretty darn great...
  • ARGO the movie. Unintentional October Surprise?

    09/13/2012 11:45:20 AM PDT · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Argo the movie website ^ | October 12, 2012 | Warner Bros/GK Film
    On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
  • Prehistoric Animated Cave Drawings Discovered In France

    09/12/2012 5:47:16 AM PDT · by Renfield · 21 replies
    Web Pro News ^ | 6-14-2012 | Amanda Crum
    News out of France concerning Prehistoric cave drawings that were animated by torch-light is taking the art history world by storm, and has overwhelmed this artist to the point of awe. The cave drawings were found by archaeologist Marc Azema and French artist Florent Rivere, who suggest that Paleolithic artists who lived as long as 30,000 years ago used animation effects on cave walls, which explains the multiple heads and limbs on animals in the drawings. The images look superimposed until flickering torch-light is passed over them, giving them movement and creating a brief animation. “Lascaux is the cave with...
  • Star Spangled Banner Challenge

    09/10/2012 6:30:34 PM PDT · by Two Kids' Dad · 13 replies
    Madison Rising website ^ | Madison Rising
    This video was previously posted by another FReeper back in July but I just became aware of it and wanted to share it with all of you. It's an amazing rock-n-roll rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and has some nice video imagery intermixed with band shots. Enjoy.
  • Wheels and a Destination

    09/10/2012 8:45:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    JPL/CalTech ^ | 9-9-2012 | JPL/CalTech
    Wheels and a Destination This view of the three left wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images that were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012). In the distance is the lower slope of Mount Sharp. The camera is located in the turret of tools at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm. The Sol 34 imaging by MAHLI was part of a week-long set of activities for characterizing the movement of the arm in Mars conditions. The main purpose of Curiosity's...

    09/09/2012 10:50:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    self | Sept 09. 2012 | swampsniper
    Got out for a while, low tide, birds should have been in the saltmarsh but weren't.I found an Anhinga so stuffed with fish it couldn't swallow the last one, watched an Osprey catch a fish and carry it to a light pole, and then I found a democrat rally going on at the Publix dumpster enclosure.
  • Woman Finds Renoir Original at Flea Market

    09/09/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 80 replies ^ | September 8, 2012 | Mark Russell
    (Newser) – The flea market box lot was less than $50, and the buyer picked it up mostly for the Paul Bunyan doll it contained. But it turns out the box lot also contained an original painting by Renoir that could fetch up to $100,000 in an auction at the end of the month, reports the New York Times. The 5.5-inch-by-9-inch painting of the Seine riverside is believed to be Renoir's Paysage Bords de Seine. It was bought from a French gallery in 1925 and later sold to a Maryland collector, but art historians aren't sure when or how it...
  • Sony's 84-Inch, 4K TV: $24,999

    09/09/2012 5:11:09 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies ^ | September 6, 2012 | Phillip Swann
    Sony says that 4K TV is the future of television. Well, if it is, it looks like the future will be damn expensive. The CE company this morning began taking pre-orders on its 84-inch 4K LED TV. The price tag? $24,999.99. Yes, just one penny short of $25,000 for the first 4K TV which purports to offers a resolution four times greater than today's HDTVs. If you are so inclined, you can drop your pre-order at a SonyStyle store or call 1-866-363-7669. "From Trinitron to HD, 3D and now 4K, Sony has led the way, innovating TV since 1968," the...
  • Life and death in Aleppo (PHOTOS)

    09/08/2012 9:24:34 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Global Post ^ | September 7, 2012 | Tracey Shelton
    Earlier this week, I was filming a feature on life on the frontlines of Aleppo, Syria. I was camping out with the men of Noor Den al-Zenke batallion, who man a two-block stretch of back streets that now forms the final line between government troops and opposition forces. This narrow street had become a makeshift home for the men. Lounge chairs salvaged from abandoned homes formed an area for chatting and drinking tea. Meals were prepared on a grass mat in the middle of the street. We slept in a room on the lower floor in case of air raids....
  • This Makes Up for a Lot of Sins [Google Star Trek Doodle]

    09/08/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | September 7, 2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Here at NRO, we’ve rightly criticized Google in the past for its doodles — promoting gay marriage and featuring loathsome Communist Frida Kahlo, for instance, while ignoring Reagan’s 100th birthday and even Easter. But today’s doodle makes up for at least some of that: There’s even a little interactive story, if you pass the cursor over certain parts of the image. Though, contrary to this report, the story is not from “The Man Trap,” the first episode to air, 46 years ago tomorrow, but from “Arena.” (If this makes it past the censors, you’ll know Kathryn’s gone soft!)
  • Google Doodle : Star Trek 's 46th Anniversary

    09/07/2012 1:09:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Google ^ | September 7, 2012 | Google
    Fun,interactive for Star Trek fans.
  • Blind dachshund in Centralia paints to raise money for rescue dogs

    09/07/2012 5:43:12 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    ABC News ran a story earlier today about a blind dachshund in Centralia that paints pictures to raise money for a dog rescue group. Hallie is a black longhaired dachsund adopted by painter DeeDee Murray in 2001 at a local shelter In 2010 Hallie suddenly went blind from Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS), an autoimmune disease that attacks the retina. “It came on really fast — overnight,” she told ABC News affiliate KOMO. “It probably happened within 2 or 3 days. She was seeing fine and then suddenly she was walking into walls.” Although veterinarians can restore the sight...