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  • The Book is Islam

    03/30/2015 6:25:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    today | me
    There is a play called The Book of Mormon. Here are the reviews..The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit language.These Mormons are so lovable, you feel half-inclined to take a...
  • What passes for theater and theater reviews amongst New York’s self-styled finest

    09/14/2014 6:10:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 9-14-2014 | Bookworm
    AmericaÂ’s upper classes are now and have always been insecure. Lacking a hereditary nobility, social strivers have had to work hard to distinguish themselves from the masses when the only distinguishing feature, really, is cash. In the 19th Century, worried rich people formed "the Four Hundred" to distinguish the social "in-crowd" from the hoi polloi. America's nervous upper class, distinguished now, as it was then, by money, not heredity, is still trying desperately to distinguish itself from those gun and God lovin' American masses upon whom Obama heaped such scorn.Our social "betters" go to Ivy League schools where earnest (and...
  • Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

    08/23/2014 9:08:42 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 20 AUG 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents). Those are the results of a Reason/Rupe poll confirming that we have not only lost all confidence in our kids and our communities—we have lost all touch with reality. "I doubt there has...
  • Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really.

    04/28/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really. By Valerie Strauss April 26 at 11:59 am An annual year-end kindergarten show has been canceled at a New York school because the kids have to keep working so they will be “college and career” ready. Really. That’s what it says in a letter (see below) sent to parents by Ellen Best-Laimit, the interim principal of Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, N.Y., and four kindergarten teachers. The play was to be staged over two days, May 14 and 15, according to the school’s calendar....
  • Have you ever seen kinetic sand? [video only]

    09/27/2013 6:32:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 9-26-2013 | Waba Fun
    A new type of play sand for inside.
  • Bizarre play and blown call leads to phantom 3-6-3 double play for Rangers (Video)

    05/25/2013 11:40:17 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5-25-13 | By Mark Townsend, Big League Stew
    Weird baseball reached a whole new level on Friday night in Seattle. Note: Watch the video at the link before reading the article.
  • Pet Doberman and Baby Girl Play Together

    04/28/2013 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/26/2013 | Eliza Murphy
    This pet Doberman Lily and 1-year-old baby Addison are the best of friends.
  • China poised to play debt card

    01/20/2013 5:50:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/20/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Could real estate on American soil owned by China be set up as “development zones” in which the communist nation could establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work? That’s part of an evolving proposal Beijing has been developing quietly since 2009 to convert more than $1 trillion of U.S debt it owns into equity. Under the plan, China would own U.S. businesses, U.S. infrastructure and U.S. high-value land, all with a U.S. government guarantee against loss. Yu Qiao, a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy and Management at...
  • Dodgers turn first 2-5-6-3 triple play in history but Padres cry foul over umpire’s actions

    04/16/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 4-15-12 | Kevin Kaduk
    Before Sunday, it had been 130 years since anyone turned a similar type of bizarre triple play that the Los Angeles Dodgers turned against the San Diego Padres in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win. But with the logistics involved and the help from the home plate umpire that the Dodgers received, it'll probably take another 130 years for anyone to do it again. For those keeping score at home, that's a 2-5-6-3 triple play that went around all four bases, the first 2-5-6-3 triple play that featured a putout at third, second and first. http://sports.yahoo.com/video/player/feat/MLB_Highlights/28961982
  • Resist Obama/Reid's nomination power play (absurd and dangerous - hits around Easter)

    03/14/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Rick Manning
    Resist Obama/Reid's nomination power playBy Rick Manning - 03/14/12 03:56 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) nomination power play under the guise of a created emergency on the federal bench is both absurd and dangerous. The truth is that Reid is setting up a constitutional crisis over the Easter congressional district work period allowing President Obama to “recess”-appoint a bevy of judges and others without the advice and consent of the Senate. The Constitution does not require that the Senate approve the president’s choices for the judiciary, and in fact, the Senate is supposed to be anything but...
  • The Vetting, Part I: Barack's Love Song To Alinsky

    03/04/2012 7:17:45 PM PST · by txroadkill · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/4/2012 | Andrew Breitbart
    Prior to his passing, Andrew Breitbart said that the mission of the Breitbart empire was to exemplify the free and fearless press that our Constitution protects--but which, increasingly, the mainstream media denies us.
  • UGH!!!!

    12/11/2011 10:06:10 AM PST · by Vendome · 231 replies
    Vanity | 12/11/2011 | Vendome
    Service Temporarily Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.I'm sick as dog and I beg the Admin Gods for mercy and to restore Free Republic so I might spout my opnion and generally amuse myself while waiting for kitty food and seeing some incredible ZOT'age today.
  • 6-Year-Old Son [Charged] With a Felony After He Played Doctor With a 5-Year-Old Girl

    11/25/2011 4:12:47 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 32 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 11/23/2011 | Jacob Sullum
    Last week the parents of a Wisconsin boy sued Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker for charging their son with first-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony, after he played "butt doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. He was 6 at the time. When the boy's lawyer tried to have the charge dismissed, Riniker replied: "The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing." According to the complaint (PDF), the girl is "the daughter of a well-known political figure in Grant County," and her brother, who is the same...
  • Emerging plays show appetite for deception ("Want" by Zayd Dohrn - son of radical Bill Ayers)

    11/07/2011 6:37:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/07/11 | Nina Metz
    Emerging plays show appetite for deceptionBy Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune reporter November 7, 2011 Our lives, a character notes in Zayd Dohrn's new play, are marked by a "consuming subconscious hunger for nothing." A few moments later he clarifies: "Satisfaction is a myth. Desire is endless." Spoken by a new age flimflam man, played in terrifically slippery fashion by Mark L. Montgomery, those words are the kind of facile observation that nevertheless rings true, and they are the key to Dohrn's exploration of self-help, self-control and self-destruction that he has titled, appropriately enough, "Want." **SNIP** Dohrn, who teaches writing at...
  • Play in Paris draws wrath of far-right Catholic groups

    11/02/2011 12:33:28 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | November 1st 2011 | Staff
    Catholic fundamentalists have been gathering outside a Parisian theatre, at one point barging in, to protest against a play featuring the face of Christ allegedly covered with fake excrement. Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia have been hot topics in French society over the years, but these days, it’s anti-Christian sentiment that’s making front-page news. For the past week, throngs of Catholic fundamentalists have been brandishing crosses, chanting in Latin, and dropping to their knees in prayer outside a popular Parisian theatre to protest against a play featuring the face of Christ allegedly covered with fake excrement. The work in question, Italian Romeo...
  • Obama plays through on golf course during earthquake, inspires critics

    08/24/2011 7:24:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2011 | David Nakamura
    Is this the “bad optic” that President Obama’s critics have been waiting for: An Associated Press photo of the president taking a call on the golf course within the hour after the East Coast earthquake Tuesday? When Obama left for a 10-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard last week, critics and supporters alike warned that the image of him pursuing leisure activities on the tony island might make for an unfortunate contrast with much of the country mired in economic doldrums. Turned out it was a natural disaster, not the economy, which pierced his vacation bubble. But now we have a...
  • Video: Bounce off head starts triple play

    08/22/2011 3:53:28 AM PDT · by rawhide · 4 replies
    cbssports.com ^ | 8-21-11 | Matt Snyder
    In a week that saw major league triple plays on two consecutive days, the minors have outdone the majors based purely on style points. This isn't exactly how Nashville Sounds center fielder Logan Scafer wanted to jumpstart a triple play, I'm sure, but it worked. After misjudging the line drive, Schafer zeroed in on it in deep center. The ball ended up hitting his glove and his head before he was able to make the catch. The two baserunners were so confused by it, the Sounds were able to turn it into a triple play.
  • Seesaws: A Vanishing Part Of America

    06/17/2011 4:36:33 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 41 replies
    Let's Be Fair! ^ | April 29, 2011 | Bob Dorigo Jones
    Seesaws: A Vanishing Part of America By Bob Dorigo Jones Can you remember the last time you saw a seesaw? I’m talking about an old fashioned teeter-totter – the kind without springs. If you are under the age of thirty, it’s very possible that you’ve never seen one. Although they were once a staple of playgrounds around the country, the lawsuit explosion in America prompted school officials and park superintendents to start removing them in the 1970s and 1980s. Philip Howard, a prominent attorney and the author of the bestselling book, The Death of Common Sense, wrote this about...
  • “Ernie” is a Tiger tale worth a trip to Detroit

    05/15/2011 1:11:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 15, 2011 | Dave Hoekstra
    ...there was nothing like Ernie Harwell. Just as Harry Caray spoke to the irreverent, rowdy side of White Sox and Cubs fans, Harwell hit home with the direct, blue-collar ethic of Detroit Tigers fans. Harwell died on May 4, 2010, at the age of 92. He is the subject of the theatrical tribute “Ernie,” which runs through June 26 at Detroit’s City Theatre...
  • Cat Plays with Dolphin

    04/14/2011 1:31:57 PM PDT · by tisket · 8 replies
    The Grind tv Blog ^ | April 12, 2011 | Pete Thomas
    Recently-posted video footage showing a cat's incredibly cute encounter with dolphins at a marine park in Islamorada, Fla., is touching the hearts of viewers from around the world.
  • Play presents peaceful perspective on Islam (Oregon State U - "I See God/I See Allah")

    03/06/2011 3:43:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1+ views
    media.barometer.orst.edu ^ | 3/03/11 | Kayla Harr
    Play presents peaceful perspective on IslamMembers of the Saudi Arabian Student Association star in the University Theatre production Kayla Harr Issue date: 3/3/11 Oregon State University Theatre Arts and the Saudi Arabian Student Association presented the opening performance of "I See God/I See Allah," a play that explores the meaning of Islam, Wednesday night. "I See God/I See Allah," by Saudi Arabian writer Raja Alem, presents a female author's experience being interviewed by a talk show host about her controversial book that was inspired by a young woman's intense spirituality when she prays. The cast was entirely comprised of students...
  • Pakistani Kids Play "Suicide Bomber" (video)

    03/01/2011 8:20:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/1/11 | Trevor Loudon
    Makes "cowboys and Indians", or "cops and robbers" seem pretty lame.
  • SHOCKER: 'The Heretic,' A Play About a Global Warming Skeptic Gets Rave Reviews

    02/22/2011 8:37:57 PM PST · by seamus · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Somewhat Reasonable ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jim Lakely
    The Heartland Institute knows all about global warming skepticism. Indeed, you could say we wrote the book. So we were surprised that a play about global warming skepticism called "The Heretic" is now running in London — and that the left-wing Guardian newspaper gave it favorable notice. A quick summary of the play: [It] starts from a promising premise: the isolation of Dr Diane Cassell, a leading light in the earth sciences department of a Yorkshire university. Her speciality is measuring sea levels in the Maldives, and her pragmatism leads her to conclude they have not risen in 20 years. Inevitably her...
  • Killing conservatives central theme of stage production

    02/07/2011 11:17:57 AM PST · by FredJake · 50 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/7/2011 | Joe Newby
    Imagine a play where conservatives invite a far-left wing activist to dinner, only to kill him or her afterward. Would such a play get rave reviews, or would it be shown as an instance of conservatives and Tea Partiers inciting violence? Most of us know the answer to that question. But such a play is making the rounds in Madison, Wisconsin. Except the killers aren't crazed gun-toting Tea Party activists, they're liberal students, and the victims are conservatives. The Last Supper, a production of the Mercury Players Theatre, is set to run through Feb 12 in Madison, and the performance...
  • Robert Forster To Play Ronald Reagan In One-Man Stage Show And Movie

    02/03/2011 6:19:50 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 02/03/2011 | MIKE FLEMING
    EXCLUSIVE: Robert Forster has been signed to play Ronald Reagan in The Lifeguard: Ronald Reagan and His Story, a one-man stage play written by David Rambo to be directed by Tony Award winner Peter Hunt. The play is being produced by David Permut and Mark Travis, with Merry-Kay and Steven Poe. Permut and Travis plan to follow the template they established with James Whitmore and Give 'Em Hell Harry. That Harry Truman story was first mounted as a stage show that toured the country, and it was filmed and released as a theatrical feature in 1975. Hunt directed Whitmore in...
  • “Lombardi:” Broadway dares to present an “American” play

    01/23/2011 9:27:04 PM PST · by statestreet · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 23, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    It is an unlikely piece of modern stagecraft. Contemporary drama strives to be not so much dramatic as to be shocking, not to present the truth but to wallow in clichéd, politically-correct truisms. “Lombardi: A New American Play,” at New York’s Circle in the Square Theater, breaks the mold of permanently adolescent modernity to narrate a tale of mature sensibilities superficially disguised in a story that might conceivably lack any sensibilities whatsoever: a narrative of a long-dead middle-aged football coach in a nondescript Midwestern city a time zone removed from Broadway. The play, however, is aided by the fact that...
  • I Offend Thee! A Christmas Play In One Act

    12/26/2010 4:16:13 AM PST · by mattstat · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Scene: Night Court, Manhattan, a date in the near future. Players: Prosecutor, Judge, and Gandler, the defendant. Judge: Mr Prosecutor. Prosecutor: Your honor, case 12A. The defendant, Mr Helmut Gandler, was caught giving possible offense earlier this evening, a clear violation of the Totenberg Act. Judge: Details? And since it’s almost that time, perhaps we can cut these short. Unless we’re expecting difficulties? Prosecutor: None that I foresee, your honor. Mr Gandler was coming out of Macy’s with an armload of parcels, and a gentleman—do we have his name? No?—at any rate, this unnamed gentleman opened the door for Mr...
  • Netanyahu must play for time

    07/02/2010 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/2/10 | CAROLINE GLICK
    If he plays his cards wisely, he can say no to Obama and avoid an open confrontation. Just ahead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s trip next week to Washington, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas went on a charm offensive towards the Israeli media. On Tuesday, Abbas invited representatives of the Hebrew-language press to his office in Ramallah and assured them of his good intentions towards Israel. We have been here before. In Netanyahu’s last go-around as prime minister, it seemed like every time he was due to visit Washington, then president Bill Clinton’s advisers would set up a meeting for...
  • 'La Cage' a folly in school (kids as young as 10 cast to play drag queens in school production)

    06/17/2010 7:28:53 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 18 replies · 615+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/17/10 | Andrea Peyser
    A manhattan dad nearly choked on his Wheaties when his 14-year-old son timidly asked: "Dad, do I have to wear a dress to school?" No joke. These conversations went on in kitchens and living rooms around the city, as a top school that educates learning-disabled and autistic children staged a student production of "La Cage aux Folles" -- a cross-dressing, limp-wristed, gay comic romp whose main characters are a pair of "married" men. (snip)the kiddie version of "La Cage" was cooked up by the executive director of Child School, a private institution on Roosevelt Island that takes on youngsters from...
  • "Oh, to be in office now that summer's in the air!"

    06/09/2010 6:47:24 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 3 replies · 20+ views
    Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel played while the oil spilled into the Gulf. See the pics.
  • The plug and play administration

    05/27/2010 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 366+ views
    laura ingraham ^ | 5/26/10 | laura ingraham
    Obama's schedule of late reads like a self-indulgent narcissist's dream come true: April 23: Four days after the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, Barack and Michelle begin their golf-filled vacation in North Carolina. April 26: Even after it is clear that thousands upon thousands of gallons of crude are spilling into the Gulf daily, Obama pays no real attention to the crisis. He's busy entertaining the New York Yankees at the White House. April 29: Tired of campaigning for legislation in stops across the country, Obama stays in Washington, D.C.-and attends a DNC fundraiser at a private...
  • Scarface: The Elementary School Play (Video at link)

    03/29/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 17 replies · 392+ views
    blogs.miaminewtimes.com ^ | 03/29/10 | Francisco Alvarado
    This is wrong on so many levels. Anyone who can tell me where this little tyke production was staged gets a limited edition DVD of Scarface, a Tony Montana action figure, and a used coke vial.
  • You're a 'gay' man, Charlie Brown (Homo Play)

    01/15/2010 9:39:04 PM PST · by bogusname · 19 replies · 713+ views
    WND ^ | January 16, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    For the millions of fans who daily followed the "Peanuts" cartoon by the late Charles Schulz, the "Charlie Brown Christmas" television special and the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," a New York playhouse organization is working on a stunner that portrays the characters as homosexuals...
  • Eat your heart out, Mr Health and Safety: Images from a more innocent age (Amazing photos)

    11/30/2009 11:40:20 PM PST · by bronzey · 62 replies · 3,026+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12-1-09 | Graham Gurrin
    As the Tories pledge to curb meddling officials, glorious images of days when childhood was allowed to be fun. A new book presents scenes from a bygone era when men from the council with clipboards did not swoop down on children swinging from lampposts, climbing walls or dangling from the string of a kite. Not to mention practising the noble art of boxing...
  • Iraqi children come out to play at Joint Base Balad

    10/20/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond, USAF
    10/20/2009 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- Nearly 100 Iraqi children spent Oct. 10 running, playing and, more than anything, smiling as they had fun with American servicemembers on Joint Base Balad. The local Iraqi youths, from 5 to 18 years old, were invited to the base as part of a project initiated by the U.S. Department of State's Salah Ad Din Provincial Reconstruction Team, and Joint Base Balad Airmen and Soldiers jumped on the idea to coordinate the details for the children. Capt. Amy White, the 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group executive officer and lead organizer for the...
  • The Serious Need for Play

    06/14/2009 6:37:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 603+ views
    scientificamerican. ^ | Melinda Wenner
    Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed. Childhood play is crucial for social, emotional and cognitive ­development. Imaginative and rambunctious “free play,” as opposed to games or structured activities, is the most essential type. Kids and animals that do not play when they are young may grow into anxious, socially maladjusted adults. On August 1, 1966, the day psychiatrist Stuart Brown started his assistant professorship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, 25-year-old Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower...
  • Obama: Wall Street will play less dominant role

    05/03/2009 2:24:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 945+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5/3/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON – Wall Street is not going to play as dominant a role in the economy as regulations reduce "some of the massive leveraging and the massive risk-taking that had become so common," President Barack Obama says.
  • Palestinians use Animal Farm play to criticize local politics

    03/25/2009 7:19:32 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 329+ views
    AP ^ | 25/03/2009 | Staff
    George Orwell's 1945 satiric novel Animal Farm was performed with a distinctively Palestinian flavor in a debut production this week at the Freedom Theater in the Jenin refugee camp, taking aim at internal politics and the alliance between Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In scene one of the play, Farmer Jones assassinates the animals' leader. In scene two, the animals - a few horses, a donkey, a crow, a chicken and some pigs - rally around a revolutionary sow named Snowball, who leads an uprising against their oppressive master. "Intifada!" the animals scream, using the Arabic word for uprising....
  • No room for Yemenites, Ethiopians or Moroccans

    03/24/2009 5:58:29 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 258+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar 21, 2009 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    The comparison of the Holocaust to the Gaza conflict in the ten-minute drama Seven Jewish Children is not coincidental. British playwright Caryl Churchill's controversial play opened last month at London's Royal Court Theater just after its staging of The Stone, which deals with a German family living in a formerly Jewish house and in which "very difficult questions about the refusal of some modern Germans to accept their ancestors' complicity in Nazi atrocities" are asked (according to its official description). In Churchill's play Jewish parents discuss what to tell their children about their history in a series of monologues that...
  • Parents in Oregon aren’t laughing at comedian Steve Martin

    03/17/2009 8:04:20 AM PDT · by slomark · 61 replies · 2,330+ views
    excerpt: Steve Martin once played “The Jerk.” Now some Oregon parents think he’s being one in real life. Here’s the situation: A high school production of Martin’s play, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” was canceled when parents objected to its adult content. ....
  • Roland Burris Discussed Senate Seat With Blagojevich Insider (Pay to play $107,690+ and wife a job)

    01/09/2009 6:52:57 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,459+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | January 9, 2009 | By: David A. Patten
    Burris testified that in either July or September he told Monk: “Lon, I'm interested in that Senate seat and I think you've got access to the governor, so just let him know that I'm interested." Burris said he doesn’t know if Monk passed along the message. Burris also confirmed Thursday that he and his companies had donated over $21,000 to Friends of Blagojevich since 2002. The Chicago Sun-Times has reported that clients of Burris’ lobby firm have donated $107,690 to Blagojevich while winning over $3 million in contracts from the state. Burris also hosted a $1,000 a plate dinner for...
  • Oz Kids Too Scared to Play Outdoors

    07/28/2008 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 12 replies · 164+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.28.2008 | ANI
    Kids and adolescents in Australia are so scared of the outdoors that it has restricted them to hang out in shopping centres, play computer games or go to school, according to a new survey. According to the study of Sydney kids, both primary school-aged boys and girls and adolescents have nowhere to play in a modern city. The data from the New South Wales child watchdog, the Commission of Children and Young People, comes after the New South Wales (NSW) Government failed to act on a two-year-old inquiry that warned children were missing out on playtime. According to the Commission's...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread****

    07/18/2008 5:47:38 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 123 replies · 255+ views
    WooHoo.....It's Friday!!! Time To Play Just watch where you're going Don't leave anyone behind, no matter how different they are And make sure you do it correctly
  • Bubble Buddy Review

    06/05/2008 6:53:16 AM PDT · by fings · 5 replies · 190+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: Imagine, if you will, walking in the rain but instead of raindrops coming out of the sky it’s bacon flavored bubbles. Sound like a dream you’d twitch to? Well, purchase the Bubble Buddy and according to its maker, Happy Dog Toys, it may very well come true. Recently I was in PetSmart, perusing the aisles with the old man in tow when the Bubble Buddy caught my eye. Once I read the packaging, I knew I had to get one for myself. It read… * Blow ‘em! Chase ‘em! Chomp ‘em! * Get ready for bubble...
  • British Sense Of Fair Play Proven By Science

    03/06/2008 7:33:30 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 275+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-7-2008 | Roger Highfield
    British sense of fair play proven by science By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 7:01pm GMT 06/03/2008 The British sense of fair play has been scientifically proven by experiments held in 16 cities which show that, by comparison, the Russians and Greeks thirst for revenge. The idealised games held around the world have shed new light on the way in which people co-operate for the common good - and what happens when they don't. The research published today in the journal Science shows that taking revenge is more common in relatively corrupt and undemocratic traditional societies based on authoritarian...
  • Taking Play Seriously

    02/17/2008 5:52:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 277+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG
    On a drizzly Tuesday night in late January, 200 people came out to hear a psychiatrist talk rhapsodically about play — not just the intense, joyous play of children, but play for all people, at all ages, at all times. (All species too; the lecture featured touching photos of a polar bear and a husky engaging playfully at a snowy outpost in northern Canada.) Stuart Brown, president of the National Institute for Play, was speaking at the New York Public Library’s main branch on 42nd Street. He created the institute in 1996, after more than 20 years of psychiatric practice...
  • School Recess Gets Gentler, and the Adults Are Dismayed

    12/15/2007 10:38:08 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 32 replies · 217+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 14, 2007 | ALISON LEIGH COWAN
    Children at Oakdale School here in southeastern Connecticut returned this fall to learn that their traditional recess had gone the way of the peanut butter sandwich and the Gumby lunchbox. No longer could they let off youthful energy — pent up from hours of long division — by cavorting outside for 22 minutes of unstructured play, or perhaps a vigorous game of tag or dodgeball. Such games had been virtually banned by the principal, Mark S. Johnson, along with kickball, soccer and other “body-banging” activities, as he put it, where knees — and feelings — might get bruised. Instead, children...
  • Animals at Play (Audio Sideshow of Polar Bear-Husky)

    10/29/2007 4:41:14 PM PDT · by Dysart · 10 replies · 114+ views
    APM ^ | unknown | Stuart Brown
    Click on the link below for a short sideshow of what appears to be a Polar Bear and Husky engaged in play fighting in Hudson Bay, Canada. Duration about 2:16.
  • America Supports You: Anyone Can Play Santa to Troops in Iraq

    10/16/2007 5:36:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 42+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2007 – A Utah-based troop-support group is providing anyone who wants it the opportunity to play Santa Claus to troops serving in Iraq through the holidays. Paul Holton, founder of Operation Give, sifts through donations received for the 2006 “Operation Christmas Stocking” project at the program's warehouse in Salt Lake City. Items will be sent from the warehouse to troops stationed in Iraq in time for the holidays. Last year’s program reached servicemembers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Courtesy photo by Operation Give  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Those interested in brightening the day of...
  • Soldiers, Local Leaders Create a Place for Kids’ Play (GIs and Kids; a natural!)

    09/27/2007 6:56:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 78+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mike Alberts
    Soldiers, Local Leaders Create a Place for Kids’ Play Children in the Tisin neighborhood of Kirkuk, Iraq, have a safe playground at which to play, courtesy of their local government leaders and U.S. and Iraqi soldiers. By Sgt. Mike Alberts 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs KIRKUK, Iraq, Sept. 27, 2007 — The children here show no shortage of energy or imagination. On any given day, some play soccer in dirt alleys; others noisily run among parked cars playing in an Iraqi equivalent of “tag.” What the children in Tisin, an ethnically mixed neighborhood in northwest Kirkuk, lacked was...