Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tick. Tick. Boom!

GM FanVid
Precious Box
YouTube


You may want to strip again (I need a little beauty in my life)

Why we need open-access to video imagery, and audio tracks, and the ability to separate the tracks. Creativity on an entirely different level.

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The New New York Times Building
23 July 2008

George Michael's Wide Stance
Madison Square Garden
23 July 2008

Milestone!


I wish I knew exactly what day I added the blog patrol widget which keeps track of the unique visitors to this site...I added the map and a few other statistical widgets that same week, never really thinking much about it.

But even if I knew 1% of the people – IP addresses that visit this site, that'd still be 200 IP addresses.

And I'm not linked to anybody else's site (like Jockohomo or TUBE) and I don't have any sponsors.

So woo-hoo for me!

Only two people know exactly why this blog was started.
And I ain't talkin', and neither is...

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Happy Birthday to the F'UGLIEST man
in rock 'n roll...
besides Keith Richards!

That's SIR Helen to you!
1945

What's REALLY important to you today?


Get me a guy who looks like Barack, only younger, and make sure his arm is in his crotch when you photograph him, and just put a nice-looking white boy in the corner there somewhere.

It's not REALLY a gay ad.

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Did you cover your eyes when they told you?
Digging for the REAL news.

Queen's "Keep Yourself Alive"

Happy Birthday!
Queen's Roger Taylor

Carnegie Mellon's Randy Pausch

Friday, July 25, 2008

This Day in History: 1946
The First Bikini Hits Paris

Another teacher
Thomas Eakins




What you "don't" know is that the models in the middle photograph were the students of Thomas Eakins. That would certainly not be happening in today's world...

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The Last Lecture
Dr Randy Pausch


Almost all of us have childhood dreams; for example, being an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living. Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a shame. I had several specific childhood dreams, and I’ve actually achieved most of them. More importantly, I have found ways, in particular the creation (with Don Marinelli), of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center (http://www.etc.cmu.edu) of helping many young people actually *achieve* their childhood dreams.

This talk will discuss how I achieved my childhood dreams (being in zero gravity, designing theme park rides for Disney, and a few others), and will contain realistic advice on how *you* can live your life so that you can make your childhood dreams come true, too.

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Chiron Opposition Moon

Personal Daily Horoscope
Thursday, 24 July 2008
born 4 May 1960

Letting go of feelings
Valid from end of March 2008 until beginning of February 2009:

This is a challenging time which you will hardly be able to ignore. You will repeatedly be confronted by situations in which others - whether consciously or not - reawaken painful feelings which you had either forgotten you had, or were reluctant to admit to.
You now have the opportunity to recognize these feelings and to ease the pain they cause. They have probably been caused by events in your past such as an embarrassing situation or a painful rejection which you only felt able to deal with at the time by burying the pain you suffered. You may have been carrying this pain within you for so long that you have become unaware of its existence. Certain contacts could now reawaken such feelings, and even if the present situation is overtly positive, your reactions will remind you of those unpleasant events in the past. However, your present situation differs in that your emotional maturity can help you to better cope.
The only real danger is that you might close your mind to these new impulses. Watch out if you react in a blunt or dismissive way, or if you trample on your own feelings and those of others. Such situations give you the chance to change your behavior.

This will help you to fulfill dreams which your fear of awakening old wounds prevented you from doing.

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George Michael @ Madison Square Garden
Wednesday 23 July 2008


photo©orangemercury.com

Well there’s one year of my life in the songs
And some of them are about you
Now I know there’s no way I can write those wrongs
Believe me
I would not lie you’ve hurt my pride
And I guess there’s a road without you

But you once said
There’s a way back for every man
So here I am
Don’t people change, here I am
Is it too late to try again
so here I am...

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SAFE

I know how strong I can appear
But your don't know the days
Since somebody loved me

All day
My heart tells strangers how I feel

Thursday, July 24, 2008

100 U.S. female service members
have died in Iraq

(CNN) -- The death of an Air Force technical sergeant in Iraq last week quietly ushered in a somber milestone: 100 American female service members now have died in Iraq, according to a CNN count of Pentagon figures.

The latest death was Tech. Sgt. Jackie L. Larsen, 37, of Tacoma, Washington, who died of natural causes July 17 at Balad Air Base, Iraq. She was assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, California, according to the Pentagon.

The death comes during what is on pace to be the lowest monthly toll in the war. Pentagon records show that at least nine U.S. troops have died in July. The lowest number in the war was in May, with 19. The total of U.S. service member deaths in the Iraq war now stands at 4,124.

Of the 100 female service members who died:

97 were troops and three were military civilian employees.
61 of them have been classified as hostile -- occurring during combat or enemy attacks -- and 39 have been non-hostile.

12 died in 2003, 19 in 2004, 20 in 2005, 15 in 2006,
27 in 2007, and seven this year so far.

80 of those were members of the Army, nine were Navy,
seven were Marines, and four were Air Force. more

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The Dark Maze.


In the absence of security,
I made my way into the night.
Stupid Cupid keeps on calling me –
But I see nothing in his eyes...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bronco Birthday Boy!



and you thought I was going to post Daniel NUDE?

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The Blue Dress Birthday!
Monica Lewinsky

George Michael @ Madison Square Garden
July 21, 2008


from The New York Times' review:
In the 45-year-old Mr. Michael’s grown-up persona, frankness and vulnerability mix with dance beats and the old sex-symbol charm. He came out in the ’90s as a gay man, which hardly mattered at Madison Square Garden to the thousands of female fans who squealed when he strolled a catwalk into the middle of the arena. Videos filled with female models, showgirls and prostitutes, he said, were for the many boyfriends who “have been dragged along here tonight.”

Mr. Michael has not been prolific. Since 1990 he has only released three studio albums, one a collection of cover versions. Still, his tenor croon was as buttery as ever (though it didn’t improve on songs made famous by Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and the Police). While he was never a dancer, he was thoroughly at ease onstage, though a 20-minute intermission drained the concert’s momentum. For a pop star he’s oddly modest. Video screens overhead (and extending underfoot) rarely showed close-ups of Mr. Michael himself. More often they pulsed with graphics resembling the visualizations built into computer media players.

Jesus to a Child. Older. Praying for Time. Safe. Precious Box. Freeek!

What he's NOT performing far outshadows what he IS performing (the setlist is posted on his website).

And with the tour being billed as 25LIVE, what's with 22 songs, and a video intermission of one song?

Clearly, no Elton John here. And I doubt highly he'll whip the crowd into a Freddie Mercury|Queen frenzy. And nothing near the unbelievable "descent from the sky in a disco ball/turning the world into one big dance floor" of Madonna's CONFESSIONS juggernaut.

And with the intermission? Hmmmm. What's up with that? Wonder if he's going to be tokin' backstage, and then hitting the various mens' rooms.

Now THERE's a "golden circle" ticket which he could have charged $10,000 for!

Fastlove, indeed!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Haunting.

And it's hard to love,
There's so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of...

And you cling to the things
They sold you
Did you cover your eyes when
They told you?

George Michael
Praying for Time

Pen. Paper. Piano...here.

These are the days of the open hand
They will not be the last
Look around now
These are the days of the beggars
And the choosers

This is the year of the hungry man
Whose place is in the past
Hand in hand with ignorance
And legitimate excuses

The rich declare themselves poor
And most of us are not sure
If we have too much
But well take our chances
Because God stopped keeping score
I guess somewhere along the way
He must have let us all out to play
Turned his back and all gods children
Crept out the back door


And its hard to love,
Theres so much to hate
Hanging on to hope
When there is no hope to speak of
And the wounded skies above
Say its much too late
Well maybe we should all be
Praying for time

These are the days of the empty hand
Oh you hold on to what you can
And charity is a coat you wear
Twice a year

This is the year of the guilty man
Your television takes a stand
And you find that what was over there
Is over here

So you scream from behind your door
Say whats mine is mine and not yours
I may have too much
But Ill take my chances
Because God stopped keeping score
And you cling to the things
They sold you
Did you cover your eyes when
They told you
That he cant come back
Because he has no children
To come back for

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George on the BBC

We pause for this commercial...

Fuck you, AmEx!
Life Takes VISA!

Soledad O'Brien v Kiren Chetry



María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien[1] (born September 19, 1966 in St. James, New York) is a television journalist of Irish Australian and Afro-Cuban heritage. She is currently the host of CNN Special Investigations Unit on CNN.

Kiran Carrie Chetry (born August 26, 1974 in Kathmandu, Nepal) is co-anchor of CNN's morning news program, American Morning.

Hmmmmmmmmm.

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Dear Soledad:
Black in America?



Soledad O'Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit, reporting hour-long documentaries throughout the year and filing in-depth series on the most important ongoing and breaking news stories for all major CNN programs. She also covers political news as part of CNN's "Best Political Team on Television."

Most recently, O'Brien has reported for CNN Presents: Black in America, a sweeping CNN on-air and digital initiative breaking new ground in revealing the current state of Black America 40 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The landmark programming features six hours of documentaries and weekly reports with a focus on fresh analysis from new voices about the real lives behind the stereotypes, statistics and identity politics that frequently frame the national dialogue about Black America.

From Wikipedia:

María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien[1] (born September 19, 1966 in St. James, New York) is a television journalist of Irish Australian and Afro-Cuban heritage. She is currently the host of CNN Special Investigations Unit on CNN.

Soledad:
Did it ever occur to you (that) you "pass?"

What would it REALLY be like being "Black in America" if you didn't?
Not part Australian. Not part Irish. Not part Cuban, even AFRO-Cuban.

But African-American "black."

It's like that old joke I heard when I was a kid who had yet to come out of the closet:
what's worse? being black or being gay?

You don't have to tell your parents your black.

And I mean this with all respect.

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US Iraq + Afghanistan Fatalities

4,124.

Not including the wounded, and the mentally-afflicted.

To quote: sometimes, dead is better.

Local Boy Made Good
Sandy Calder


©Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times

While Alexander Calder was not "born" in Waterbury (b. July 22, 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania) he certainly left his HUGE dinosaur footprints on this city. As a child, I certainly remember the huge "dinosaurs" at Segre Iron Works (then on Reidville Drive). Segre's Iron Works in Waterbury became the principal site for transforming Calder's small aluminum maquettes into towering steel plates and sheets, starting with "La Spirale," placed on the grounds of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in 1958. Starting in the late 1930s Calder contemplated turning small models of his stabiles - standing abstract pieces - into huge outdoor sculptures. In the 1950s, with Connecticut patrons owning rural properties large enough to handle such works and with relationships established with instate ironworks, he was able to carry out these plans. Photographs document how the grounds around his Roxbury studio and ironworks in Waterbury showcased a changing array of monumental stabiles, most of them awaiting sale.

Hint: one of the reasons I love orange...

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Descanse en Pace
"The" Golden Girl


A 5-foot-tall embodiment of the phrase "Late Bloomer," Estelle Getty was 47 years old when she made her first off-Broadway stage appearance. Getty gained renown in 1982 for her vitriolic performance as Harvey Fierstein's mother in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Torch Song Trilogy.

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It's still live.

You just have to know where to look.

Monday, July 21, 2008

This Day in History|1930

The United States Veterans' Administration was formed.

Note:

Seventy-eight years later,
they still haven't gotten it right.

Read the story below, and judge for yourself.

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Celebrated Soldier Fell Victim to "Demons"
Mental Illness and US Soldiers


Again, I don't usually copy/paste an entire article (from CNN, in this case) however, if just one more person will read this entire article even though they are too lazy to click through to CNN, and it raises the awareness of the serious problem of mental illness in returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan (and any other place on the planet war is waged) then I have done some small measure of good.

From CNN:

PINEHURST, North Carolina (AP) -- Officers had been to the white ranch house many times before over the past year to respond to a "barricade situation." Each had ended uneventfully, with Joseph Dwyer coming out or telling police in a calm voice through the window that he was OK.

Dionne Knapp says her friend Joseph Dwyer volunteered to take her place overseas.

But this time was different.

The Iraq war veteran had called a taxi service to take him to the emergency room. But when the driver arrived, Dwyer shouted that he was too weak to get up and open the door.

The officers asked Dwyer for permission to kick it in.

"Go ahead!" he yelled.

They found Dwyer lying on his back, his clothes soiled with urine and feces. Scattered on the floor were dozens of spent cans of Dust-Off, a refrigerant-based aerosol normally used to clean electrical equipment.

Dwyer told police Lt. Mike Wilson he'd been "huffing" the aerosol.

"Help me, please!" the former Army medic begged Wilson. "I'm dying. Help me. I can't breathe."

A half-hour later, he was dead.

When Dionne Knapp learned of her friend's June 28 death, her first reaction was to be angry at Dwyer. How could he leave his wife and daughter like this? Didn't he know he had friends who cared about him, who wanted to help?

But as time passed, Knapp's anger turned toward the government.

A photograph taken in the first days of the war had made the medic from New York's Long Island a symbol of the United States' good intentions in the Middle East. When he returned home, he was hailed as a hero.

But for most of the past five years, the 31-year-old soldier had writhed in a private hell, shooting at imaginary enemies, sleeping in a closet bunker and trying desperately to huff away the "demons" in his head. When his personal problems became public, efforts were made to help him, but nothing seemed to work.

This broken, frightened man had once been the embodiment of American might and compassion. If the military couldn't save him, Knapp thought, what hope was there for the thousands suffering in anonymity?

"This is what I want to do."

Like many, Dwyer joined the military in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. The son and brother of New York cops, he wanted to save people, not kill them. So he became a medic.

In 2002, Dwyer was sent to Fort Bliss, Texas, and immediately fell in with three colleagues: Angela Minor, Sgt. Jose Salazar and Knapp. They spent so much time together after work that comrades referred to them as the Four Musketeers.

Knapp had two young children and was going through a messy divorce. Dwyer stepped in as a surrogate dad, showing up in uniform at her son Justin's kindergarten and coming by the house to assemble toys that Knapp couldn't figure out.

When it became clear that the U.S. would invade Iraq, Knapp became distraught, confiding to Dwyer that she would rather disobey her deployment orders than leave her kids.

Dwyer asked to go in her place. When she protested, he insisted: "Trust me, this is what I want to do. I want to go."

Dwyer assured his parents, Maureen and Patrick -- and his new wife, Matina -- that he was being sent to Kuwait and would probably stay far from the action.

But Dwyer was attached to the 3rd Infantry's 7th Cavalry Regiment, what one officer called "the tip of the tip of the spear."

On March 25, 2003, near Baghdad, Iraq, Army Times photographer Warren Zinn watched as a man ran toward U.S. soldiers, carrying a white flag and his injured 4-year-old son. Zinn clicked away as Dwyer darted out to meet the man and then returned, cradling the boy in his arms.

The photo -- of a half-naked boy, a kaffiyeh scarf tied around his shrapnel-injured leg and his mouth set in a grimace of pain, and of a bespectacled Dwyer dressed in full battle gear, his M-16 rifle dangling by his side -- appeared on front pages and magazine covers around the world.

Suddenly, everyone wanted to interview the soldier in "the photo." The attention embarrassed Dwyer.

"Really, I was just one of a group of guys," he told a military publication. "I wasn't standing out more than anyone else."

A changed man

Returning to the U.S. in June 2003, after 91 days in Iraq, Dwyer seemed a shell to friends.

The 6-foot-1 soldier had dropped to about 165 pounds, causing the other Musketeers to immediately think of post-traumatic stress disorder. Dwyer attributed his skeletal appearance to long days and a diet of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), and his friends accepted the explanation.

But they soon noticed changes that were more than cosmetic.

At restaurants, Dwyer insisted on sitting with his back to the wall so no one could sneak up on him. He turned down invitations to the movies, saying the theaters were too crowded. The arid landscape around El Paso, and the dark-skinned Hispanic population, reminded him of Iraq.

Dwyer, raised Roman Catholic but never particularly religious before, now would spend lunchtime by himself, poring over his Bible.

When people would teasingly call him "war hero" and ask him to tell about his experiences or about the famous photo, he would steer the conversation toward the others he'd served with. Dwyer once confided that another image, also involving a child, disturbed him.

He was standing next to a soldier during a firefight when a boy rode up on a bicycle and stopped beside a weapon lying in the dirt. Under his breath, the soldier beside Dwyer whispered, "Don't pick it up, kid. Don't pick it up."

The boy reached for the weapon and was blasted off his bike.

In spring 2004, Dwyer was prescribed antidepressants and referred for counseling. But his behavior went from merely odd to dangerous.

One day, he swerved to avoid what he thought was a roadside bomb and crashed into a convenience store sign. He began answering his apartment door with a pistol in his hand and would call friends, babbling and disoriented from huffing.

In summer 2005, he was removed to the barracks for 72 hours after trashing the apartment looking for an enemy infiltrator. He was admitted to Bliss' William Beaumont Army Medical Center for treatment of his inhalant addiction.

But things continued to worsen. That October, the Musketeers decided it was time for an intervention.

Dwyer refused to surrender his guns but agreed to let Matina lock them up. Less than a week later, his paranoia reached a crescendo.

On October 6, 2005, Dwyer barricaded himself in his apartment. Imagining Iraqis swarming up the sides and across the roof, he fired his pistol through the door, windows and ceiling. After a three-hour police standoff, Dwyer was admitted for psychiatric treatment.

In a telephone interview later that month from what he called the "nut hut" at Beaumont, Dwyer told Newsday that he'd lied on a post-deployment questionnaire that asked whether he'd been disturbed by what he'd seen and done in Iraq. The reason: A PTSD diagnosis could interfere with his plans to seek a police job. Besides, he said, "I'm a soldier," he said. "I suck it up. That's our job."

Dwyer told the newspaper he was committed to embracing his treatment this time.

In January 2006, Joseph and Matina Dwyer moved back to North Carolina. But his shadow enemy followed him there.

Losing touch with reality

Dwyer was discharged from the Army in March 2006 and living off disability. That May, Matina Dwyer gave birth to a daughter, Meagan Kaleigh.

He seemed to be getting by, but setbacks would occur without warning.

In June 2007, Matina Dwyer told police her husband had become enraged when she took away his AR-15 assault rifle and threatened that "someone was going to die" if she didn't give it back. She moved out and sought a protective order.

The following month, Dwyer checked into an inpatient program at New York's Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He stayed for six months.

He came home in March with more than a dozen prescriptions. But within five days of his discharge, Dwyer's symptoms had returned with such ferocity that the family decided it was time to get Matina and 2-year-old Meagan out.

On April 10, Matina Dwyer filed for custody and division of property.

Dwyer's grip on reality loosened further. He was sleeping during the day and "patrolling" all night. Unable to possess a handgun, he placed knives around the house for protection.

In those last months, Dwyer opened up a little to his parents.

What bothered him most, he said, was the sheer volume of the gunfire. He talked about the grisly wounds he'd treated and dwelled on the people he was unable to save.

When Maureen Dwyer saw Zinn's photo, she'd had a premonition that her son wouldn't come home from Iraq.

"And he never did."

The health care "dance"

Police are treating Dwyer's death as an accidental overdose. Friends and family see it differently.

The day of the 2005 standoff, Knapp spent hours on the telephone trying to get help for Dwyer. She was frustrated by a military bureaucracy that would not act unless his petrified wife complained and with a civilian system that insisted Dwyer was the military's problem.

In a letter to post commander Maj. Gen. Robert Lennox, Knapp expressed anger that Army officials who were "proud to display him as a hero ... now had turned their back on him..." (Lennox said Dwyer "had a great (in my opinion) caregiver.")

Some wondered why the VA couldn't involuntarily commit Dwyer. But Dr. Antonette Zeiss, deputy chief of the VA's Office of Mental Health, said it's not that simple.

"Veterans are civilians, and VA is guided by state law about involuntary commitment," she said. "There are civil liberties, and VA respects that those civil liberties are important."

Zeiss said that although caregivers must be 100 percent committed to creating an environment in which veterans feel comfortable confronting their demons, the patient must be equally committed to following through.

"And so it's a dance between the clinicians and the patient."

Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, feels that the VA is a lousy dance partner.

"I consider [Dwyer] a battlefield casualty," he said, "because he was still fighting the war in his head."

Nightmares in his head

The Sunday after the Fourth of July, Knapp attended services at Scotsdale Baptist, the El Paso church where she and Dwyer had been baptized together in 2004.

On the way out of the sanctuary with her children, she checked her phone and noticed an e-mail: Joseph had been buried that day.

She made it to her car. Then she lost it.

Trying to explain, she told the kids that, just as they occasionally have nightmares, "sometimes people get those nightmares in their head and they just can't get them out, no matter what."

Despite the efforts she made to get help for Dwyer, Knapp is trying to cope with a deep-seated guilt. She knows that Dwyer shielded her from the images that had haunted him.

"I just owe him so much for that."

Since Dwyer's death, Justin, now 9, has taken to carrying a newspaper clipping of the Zinn photo around with him. He shows it to playmates and tells them about the soldier who used to come to his school and assemble his toys.

Justin wants them to know about Spc. Joseph Dwyer. His hero.

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This one was born when
I graduated from high school!

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Top Ten Romantic Songs
1. So in Love with You|Texas



I'm so in love with you
I'm so in love with you
Whether it is right or it's wrong
I'm too weak to be strong
I'm so in love with you

Well you say you need something
To help you when you're down
to take your fears away
Yeah you say you'd do anything
To keep your feet off the ground
And help you on your way

Yeah you're all I need
Yeah you are all that I need

I'm so in love with you
I'm so in love with you
Whether it is right or it's wrong
I'm too weak to be strong
I'm so in love with you

When you see your reflection
You say it isn't you
Then you turn the other way
And I'm watching you suffer
Yourself and your pain
So please don't fade away

Yeah you're all I need
Yeah you are all that I need

I'm so in love with you
I'm so in love with you

I'm so in love now yeh
I'm so in love with you
I'm so in love
With you
Oh yeah

You gotta tell me
You know you gotta tell me
Whether it is right or its wrong

I gotta know
I gotta know

You gotta tell me

I'm so in love with you
I'm so in love with you
Whether it is right or it's wrong
I'm too weak to be strong
I'm so in love with you
Oh yeah...

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Holy Footstep Batman!
Neil Armstrong On the Moon|1969



On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM, GMT

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No. 1 with a bullet!
Sharleen Spiteri MELODY


OK. So take out all the rehashed stuff (MAMMA MIA! and ABBA), and get rid of the compilation (100 Essential Pieces of Classical Music) and what's #1 on the UK's iTMS?

Sharleen Spiteri + MELODY.

Oh, but don't forget.
"Artist not found" in the US iTMS.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Video Vanguard Extraordinaire!
Nam June Paik



Sure, Matthew Rolston directed the music industry's answer to GILBERT & GEORGE, but if you can't see the straight line from Paik to Rolston + Eurythmics, you're blinder than, oh, a dead monitor?

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GM@MSG


Seems the "average" setlist looks like this:

First Half

Waiting (Reprise)
Fast Love/I'm Your Man
Father Figure
Hard Day
Everything She Wants
One More Try
Different Corner
Easier Affair
Too Funky
Star People

Interval
John & Elvis video

Second Half

Faith
Spinning The Wheel
Feeling Good
Roxanne
Kissing A Fool
Amazing
Flawless
Outside
Different Corner
Careless Whisper
Fantasy

Freedom 90
Freedom Reprise


What about AS? PRECIOUS BOX? PRAYING FOR TIME? JESUS TO A CHILD?

Seems like George is only into some FASTLOVE for the night.

Maybe I'll run into him in the 'loo!

The view from my seat...


Not bad for a $50 ticket...plus the outrageous "convenience" charges.

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We should all be this lucky!

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Viking 1 lands on Mars
First color image|1976

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The Second Coming
The Most Controversial Movie Ever Filmed


I don't care what the cover looks like, I rented this years ago in Miami as a VHS tape, and couldn't get through the movie. I can't recall how much of the movie I did watch, but given the fact that it was filmed in 1975, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that repeating "it's only a movie, it's only a movie" wouldn't dull the shocking images of the screen. I don't even know if I could watch this movie again, in toto, when it is re-released in August 2008, but I do know I wouldn't want to have anyone know if I actually owned a copy.

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Girl-on-girl action!
Miss America



On this day in 1984, Vanessa L Williams, the first African-American Miss America, was asked to resign her crown due to some "questionable" photographs...



Note:

Not ONE WORD OR PHOTOGRAPH of or by Tom Chaipel, the Mount Kisco photographer who duped Vanessa Williams, could be found on the internet. Any reference to him is strictly in relation to the Miss America scandal.

No website, no portfolio, nothing.

Kharma kickback, kids!

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The Sexiest Super-sleuth ever...
Diana Rigg as Emma Peel


Smokin' hot at 70!

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In the crosshairs


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