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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...
  • GRAY AND GLOOMY

    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
    Newsre.com ^ | 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
    tvpredictions.com ^ | 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...
  • Edward Villella, founder and artistic director of Miami City Ballet, leaving troupe early

    09/05/2012 4:25:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    AP via The Washington Post ^ | September 4, 2012 | Jennifer Kay
    MIAMI — Edward Villella, the artistic director of the Miami City Ballet, has abruptly left the company after nearly a year of financial struggles and management shake-ups that threatened to overshadow the troupe he founded and built into an internationally recognized company. Villella, 75, said last year he would retire after the 2012-2013 season ends in April. Ballet officials announced Tuesday that Villella has decided to leave now.
  • 'Green Lantern #0' introduces new Muslim Arab-American super hero - a major milestone in comics

    09/04/2012 6:34:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 4, 2012
    Simon Baz is a Lebanese American hero from Dearborn, Michigan Meet the new Green Lantern, a Muslim-American who wears an Arabic tattoo on the same arm as his power ring. DC Comics is introducing its newest superhero in “Green Lantern #0” Wednesday — and Simon Baz is likely to be turning comic book fans’ heads faster than a speeding bullet. “In general, when you think about Arabs and Muslims in main roles in pop culture, they’re always the villains,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. “We're always the hijackers. We're always the bad...
  • 12-Shot Repeating Flintlock Rifle

    09/04/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 5 replies
    neatorama.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | John Farrier
    This unusual weapon was designed by Isaiah Jennings of New York in 1821. Unlike most rifles of the time, the user didn't have to reload after each shot: The multi-shot rifle illustrated takes twelve individual, superposed loads of powder and ball, one on top of each other, and is fitted with twelve individual touchholes, each with a swivel cover which also act to position and align the lock as it slides from its forward position towards the rear to align the shots in reverse order.
  • Janet Suzman 'Mad as a Snake' Over Rylance and Shakespeare 'Myths'

    09/04/2012 12:39:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Guardian | Dalya Alberge
    Janet Suzman 'mad as a snake' over Rylance and Shakespeare 'myths'
  • Asteroid #2 down; on to Asteroid #1!

    09/03/2012 11:44:43 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    Starts With a BANG! ^ | 8/30/12 | Ethan Siegel
    “I have announced this star as a comet, but since it is not accompanied by any nebulosity and, further, since its movement is so slow and rather uniform, it has occurred to me several times that it might be something better than a comet. But I have been careful not to advance this supposition to the public.” -Giuseppe Piazzi, discoverer of Ceres, the first Asteroid Out beyond Mars, but not quite out as far as Jupiter, a collection of thousands of rocky objects, ranging in size from pebbles all the way up to the size of Texas, lies the...
  • 2012 Hugo Award Winners

    09/02/2012 10:14:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | September 2, 2012 | World Science Fiction Society
    Presented at: Chicon 7, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 2012 Toastmaster: John Scalzi Base design: Deb Kosiba Awards Administration: Diane Lacey, Jeff Orth, David Gallaher, John Platt, Helen Montgomery
  • ‘Pray for Obama’ sign under fire from Secret Service

    09/02/2012 8:22:10 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 40 replies
    http://www.ijreview.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 10:54 AM | KEVIN DANIELSEN
    The Secret Service is looking into a sign posted in Victoria, Texas. The sign says “Pray for Obama”, but it’s the scripture quoted below those words that is raising eyebrows: Psalms 109:8. Psalms 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few, and let another take his office.”
  • The MAN Burns Tonight!

    09/01/2012 6:06:56 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 21 replies
    I am probably the only FReeper who enjoys the end of Summer Burning Man Festival. That said here is a link to the Main Page Black Rock City A link to the UStream Live Feed
  • Internet Cat Video Festival draws 10,000 (!) to Walker Art Center

    09/01/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-1-12 | Amy Carlson Gustafson
    The Walker Art Center truly did go to the cats, and the world meowed its approval. On Thursday, Aug. 30, more than 10,000 folks turned up for the outdoor Internet Cat Video Festival at the museum's Open Field area. Organizers had expected 2,500 to 3,000. By Friday afternoon, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, Slate.com, Buzzfeed and Mashable had all contributed articles to the viral purrs going around the Internet. And those stories were shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter. "Internet cat video stories galore today," wrote technology journalist and former New York Times...
  • Video: Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog hits the surf and snow

    09/01/2012 2:11:18 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 13 replies
    Tillman may be the best skateboarding bulldog I have seen. He steps it up a notch in this video. He’s hitting the surf, snow and his regular fun on land. For some reason, bulldogs love skateboarding! Checkout the video.
  • Obamanation (One Painting That Says It All)

    09/01/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies
    McNaughton Art ^ | Aug. 2012 | Jon McNaughton
    I chose to use an undisclosed studio so I could paint privately, without interruption, to focus on the task of embedding in a single painting all the subtle, mindless, radical and dangerous atrocities of the Obama administration. I am just one person, a citizen of this country using my first amendment rights to speak out through my art. This is my declaration that we have never had a president do more to harm our country than Barack Obama. To those who scoff or wish to trivialize this painting, I challenge you… I DARE YOU… study the links of the various...
  • The Rescuing Hug

    08/28/2012 6:03:27 PM PDT · by Windflier · 9 replies
    Amazing Things In The World ^ | 21 August 2012 | Unknown
    This is an amazing story of twin baby girls. One baby was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought to put them in the same incubator. The stronger baby wrapped her arm around her sister, and her touch allowed the struggling baby's heart to stabilize and her temperature to return to normal.
  • Freeper Picnic September 15-16

    08/28/2012 4:41:09 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 113 replies
    The Thunderbird Foundation ^ | 8/28/2012 | Utah Binger
    Annual Freeper Picnic in southern Utah Photograph by David Michaels NBC Sports, and producer of the Olympics.
  • Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility (??)

    08/28/2012 3:20:55 PM PDT · by libh8er · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8.16.2012
    (snip) ....... They measured social tolerance by two variables: Gender-orientation tolerance, measured by whether respondents would agree to having gay persons speak in their community or teach in public schools, and whether they would oppose having homosexually themed books in the library. Racial tolerance, measured by responses regarding various racial and ethnic groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Eighty percent of the study respondents were Caucasian, LeRoux said. The researchers measured altruistic behavior by whether respondents said they had allowed a stranger to go ahead of them in line, carried a stranger's belongings, donated blood, given directions to a...
  • Images show grizzly bear just before it killed photographer

    08/28/2012 7:50:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    lat ^ | August 27, 2012 | 7:40 am
    Officials have reviewed photos taken by a San Diego man of a grizzly bear in Alaska's Denali National Park just before the animal killed him. Richard White, 49, was standing 50 to 100 yards away from the bear that ultimately mauled him Friday, according to images found on his camera, park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin said. He is the first person to die in a bear attack in the history of the park, which covers 4.7-million acres. Hikers are typically advised to stay at least 300 yards away from a bear, McLaughlin said. The bear, which weighed an estimated 600 pounds,...
  • Footage of Curiosity’s Descent onto Mars Interpolated to 25 Frames per Second

    08/27/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | August 27, 2012 | Michael Zhang
    NASA’s Curiosity Rover snapped photographs at 5 frames per second as it descended onto the face of Mars a few weeks ago. The footage that results when the images are combined into a 15 frame per second HD video is pretty amazing, but apparently not amazing enough for a YouTube user named hahahaspam. He spent four straight days taking the 5 fps footage and interpolating it to 25 frames per second. This means that instead of a video showing the choppy landing at 3 times the actual speed, his video shows the landing smoothly and in real time!
  • Newlywed Drowns In Wedding Dress During Photo Shoot

    08/27/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | August 27, 2012 9:56 AM | Benjamin Fearnow
    RAWDON, Que. – A newlywed was getting one final photo shoot in her wedding dress. It would be her last. Rescue teams recovered the body of newlywed realtor Maria Pantazopoulos, 30, Friday after the bride was swept away and drowned in the current near Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, according to CTV News. Pantazopoulos was dipping her toes into the water to pose but the dress became heavy when wet and the current pulled her to the bottom of the deep, eight-meter section of the lake. “The photographer put down his equipment and tried to save her. He grabbed her with...
  • (Photos) U.S. Army Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II

    08/26/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    Retronaut ^ | August 23, 2012 | Retronaut
    U.S. Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II
  • A chip off the old block! Cats, dogs and even lions pose with their adorable mini-mes

    08/24/2012 12:42:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 23, 2012 | Helen Lawson
    These adorable pictures show just how much these animals will grow one day - as they pose for a photo with their older counterparts.
  • She Roves! Curiosity Hits the Martian Road: Big Pics

    08/23/2012 1:19:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Discovery Channel ^ | August 22, 2012 | Irene Klotz
    NASA's new Mars probe lived up to its billing as a rover on Wednesday with a successful first test drive, its first motion since settling down inside an ancient impact basin on Aug. 6. "We built a rover, so unless the rover roves, we really haven’t accomplished anything," project manager Pete Theisinger, with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., told reporters during a press conference Wednesday. "It's a big moment, a very big moment."
  • Idiot dogs who don't know how to pose for pictures

    Look at these dummies. No clue where to stand. No concept of depth perception Idiot Dawg
  • Lion Cub's First Meeting With Dad Captured on Camera

    08/23/2012 8:24:46 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    abc news ^ | 8/22/2012 | Katie Kindelan
    Lions are known as some of the most ferocious animals on the planet, so a tender moment between a father and his cub captured on camera in the wilds of Africa is generating a lot of buzz. "The lion photos have hit it quite big because it's the cub meeting his dad for the first time ever," said the wildlife photographer who captured the meeting, Suzi Eszterhas. "It's a major part of a lion's life growing up." This particular cub met his dad for the first time after seven weeks with his mom. "When lion cubs are babies, the mom...
  • GUN ART

    08/23/2012 6:05:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies
  • Flying Over America

    Tour different parts of America from the air in 5 minutes and 44 seconds
  • Elderly woman destroys 19th-century fresco with DIY restoration

    08/22/2012 9:48:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 98 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 22, 2012 | Amy Willis
    <p>Three separate photographs of “Ecce Homo” by painter Elias Garcia Martinez show extensive damage caused by an elderly woman who decided the masterpiece needed a little refurbishment.</p> <p>But in a time of austerity, rather than calling in a professional to complete the job, the unnamed woman attempted to restore the mural herself – at a devastating cost.</p>
  • Michelle-a is not impressed.

    08/21/2012 7:50:26 AM PDT · by dangus · 8 replies
    Some people will catch onto any fad to get attention.
  • Video of the bizarre Indonesian Mimic Octopus

    08/19/2012 1:15:49 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 29 replies
    Discovered in 1998 off the coast of Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. The octopus grows to about 2 feet in length and primarily lives in the seas of Southeast Asia. It impersonates at least 15 different species (including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp) as means of evading or becoming a seeming predator of its own predators. As an example, in order to evade a damselfish, it mimics a banded sea snake, the damsel’s known predator.
  • Two Leonardos found in 'Last Supper'

    08/19/2012 6:32:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 18, 2012
    ROME, - A British art expert says two of the figures in Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" are actually self-portraits of the artist. Ross King said this week that while not a lot is known about Da Vinci's physical appearance at the time he painted "The Last Supper," he is confident the noses on two of the apostles are a giveaway. King has concluded the long hair, beards and Greek noses on the two matched up with a portrait of the Italian master drawn years later. Greek noses and prominent hair, King said, were "rarities for an Italian...
  • The KFPS Royal Friesian Horse

    08/19/2012 5:49:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | August 19, 2012 | KFPS
    Something pretty for Sunday morning. Today's Fresians descend from early Dutch warhorses.
  • 35 Animals Hanging Out With Miniature Versions Of Themselves [photos]

    08/18/2012 10:54:05 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 40 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 8/17/12
    Title says it all. Just click the link.