Saturday, February 09, 2008
You Spin Me...
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Gays on Archie Bunker
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Alice Walker 1944
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
Happy birthday, Alice Walker.
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Happy Banana Birthday!
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Well, face down into the pillow too!
Kinda surprised there's no reference indicating showing off,
to make proud, to make outstanding,
albeit in a ghettofab sorta way.
Friday, February 08, 2008
We interrupt this birthday broadcast...
Labels: Ted Koppel
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Thursday, February 07, 2008
Birthday Beefcake: 1978
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GEORGE Magazine's Cover Guy!
Barack Obama 2008
More more more!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Suitable for Framing:
Focus on February
at Steve Turner Contemporary, February 9 – 23, 2008
Sideshow: Diane Arbus at Hubert's Museum features twenty-seven previously unknown vintage prints by Diane Arbus which were created between 1958 and 1963 and which relate to Hubert's Dime Museum and Flea Circus, a New York emporium of novelties, freaks of nature, variety acts as well as home to the last working flea circus in America. It was located on 42nd Street near Times Square from the 1920s until its closing in 1965.
This Day in History: 1933
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Black History Month: Milestones
Kareen Abdul-Jabar becomes first NBA player to score 38,000 points.
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1941. George Platt Lynes
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Toto, we ain't in Kansas anymore...
Why I'll Never Be a Photojournalist.
... I finally paid a visit to Ground Zero, some eight? nine? weeks after the disaster, I could turn my head one way, and smell that "smell", that indefinable odor, hellish in its origin. If I turned my head in the other direction that Sunday morning, I'd smell the French bread of Au Bon Paine (sp?) I heard people saying "get out of the way", "I can't see...move" and more of the same. I saw people standing on police barricades, on top of anything "high" enough, to get a better vantage point.
I saw the simple green metal of any generic street sign. The green metal which roots a STOP sign to the ground.
It wasn't important, the sign itself. It was the green metal, which held a beautiful burst of floral color, held in place by a 100% black silk mens' tie.
I could see the name: Hermés.
I never took one photograph.
Even that which I just described.
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Meet Granny! Granny Teller!
Monday, February 04, 2008
This Day in History
The Racial Ceiling
This Day in History: 1985
Buff Birthday Brawler
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Pie in the Sky
Some guy named Bill Gates.
CNN's WEDDING BELLES!
Stephanie. Steph. Stevi. Girl.
Why the FCUK do you feel the need to promote your membership of both the breeding folk and the girls who are out for their MRS-degree.
and his name is Jeff (Geoff?). And he's African-American.
Stop brandishing that rock across the screen just as you report on the business of the day.
First off, I tuned in for the business of the stock exchage.
I didn't tune in to see you'd snagged one.
J'ya put out yet?
Stop. And stop now.
What with Campbell Soup being pregnant, and Chetzilla being with beast, I'm really saddened you guys
go the mile on the personal lives of your cable personalities.
So what's the latest with Anderson?
Not that I'm nosey, I just missed the evening when you did his rundown.
Ms Rosa Parks
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Out of office with two failed presidential bids now behind him, ex Vice President Quayle still ranks as America’s favorite dumb politician because of what happened in Trenton on June 15, 1992.
That’s the day, you probably recall, a Trenton sixth grader had to teach the Vice President of the United States that potato is not spelled with an e on the end.
In his 1994 memoir, Quayle devotes a whole chapter to the events in a classroom at Trenton’s Munoz Rivera School — and the impact of them on his career.
"It was a defining moment of the worst kind imaginable,’’ Quayle wrote in the autobiography. "Politicians live and die by the symbolic sound bite.’’
Quayle ruefully reported on a Washington Post article that suggested the Trenton flub got such wide media play because "it seemed like a perfect illustration of what people thought about me anyway.’
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Tired of life?
Too exhausted to care?
Sunday, February 03, 2008
This Day in History: 1997
Billions and billions and billions attend.