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- The last Packard [Car History] (jalopnik.com)
- Cubans may finally get to buy new cars (content.usatoday.com)
- Last Chance: ‘Cars, Culture, and the City’ at Museum of the City of New York (nytimes.com)
Nothing like starting the week off with some racism-inspired earrings to decorate these lobes! First, it was plantation weddings, now it’s “slave earrings.” Apparently making a mockery of slavery is so chic these days that Vogue Italia decided to highlight it as the newest fashion craze: Jewelery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops. If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.
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Water and batteries can get you through the hurricane—but Oreos and booze may make it more fun! See the funniest photos from Twitter’s latest meme: unorthodox emergency supplies. As Hurricane Irene roars up the East Coast, those who aren”t evacuating are stocking up on the essentials: water, canned food, batteries. But it takes more than that to ride out a storm. You’ve got to see what some People had in mind for their Day of Armageddon. Click!
- Hurricane Irene and Ways to Survive Hurricane Season 2011 Safely (savings.com)
- Funniest Post-Hurricane Irene Tweets So Far (SLIDESHOW) (huffingtonpost.com)
Barbie’S on a very, very tight Budget these days: Here’s a Surprise find for “recession” Barbie.
Crystal Meth Barbie: It ain’t “Pretty these Days“, found out KEN is on the downlow. Barbie poses while “High on Crack“…poor, innocent little thing. She used to look so good and wear such “Purdeee” little dresses. Ain’t LIFE a bitch?
His father’s name is Abdulfattah Jandali. If you had to ask me what Steve Job’s father’s name was I never in one zillion years would’ve guessed that, and that Steve Jobs biologically was half Syrian Muslim. For some reason I thought he was Jewish. Maybe it’s because I wanted to be him so I projected my own background onto him. His parents were two graduate students who I guess weren’t sure if they were ready for a kid so put him up for adoption and then a few years later had another kid (see above). So I didn’t know he was adopted.
Read more of: James Altucher’s Article
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Married couples often tend to engage in all sorts of behavior in an effort to preserve their relationship. Most people tend to pass judgment on such behavior without right. Fact of the matter is, no one cares or should. Such actions are entirely the responsibility of consenting Adults.
- MICHAEL IRVIN: Talks to “OUT” Mag (fernexpress.wordpress.com)
A Tennessee teacher marching to the beat of a different drummer now has to face the music after being caught in a bizarre sexual misadventure. Private music teacher Daniel Torroll was arrested last week after being caught performing a sex act on a doll within view of an elementary school. Cops say they found the 56-year-old naked under a bridge on school property in Spring Hill, Tenn. with a child-like doll that had holes cut in it. Torroll admitted to being in flagrante with the doll, but said he suffers from attention deficit disorder and cannot always control certain sexual impulses. “I happened to be there, but I didn’t know it was school property,” he told WATE-TV in Nashville. “I wouldn’t be there if I knew it was school property.” Torroll – who teaches private music lessons from home – insists his sexual predilections do not involve children. “[Police] came here and looked [through my home]. There was nothing here. There was no child porn. I have two kids myself,” he said. He was issued a citation and was ordered to stay off school property, cops said.
- Music Teacher Jailed After Police Find Him Having Sex With Blow Up Doll Under Bridge (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- Nude man arrested for committing lewd acts with Barbie-type doll (obscurestore.typepad.com)
The LGBT audience of that Era embraced as an Outlet
During the 1950s, the paperback as well as the magazines, rocketed in popularity. With the lifting of paper shortages and the collapse of the pulp magazine distribution network, the paperback became the dominant format for Gay and Lesbian fiction publishing. There’s a wide selection of these classic paperbacks, in great shape, from this era, online. What is pulp fiction? Pulp fiction is the popular fiction published on cheap wood pulp paper between 1920 – 1955. The Special Collections Research Center recently acquired an important collection of 1960s and 1970s gay pulp fiction novels issued by local publisher Guild Press. Guild Press was a mail-order paperback book service founded in 1962 by former Georgetown University philosophy professor H. Lynn Womack that specialized in pulp fiction aimed at a gay male readership. These books can be found by searching in the ALADIN catalog. On the other hand, Lesbian Role Distinction in the 1950’s, Sexuality, Social Life, and Public Image are all compiled with a somewhat unique history. But, in lieu of ALL the Studies, Research, Advertising & Progress, Closeted LGBT Men & Women still are bursting at the seams in Closets that remain “Full to Capacity”. Oh well! Maybe One Day, many, many light-years from now, distinctions about Sexuality will not have to distinguished, discussed or taught, rather it’ll be “Extinguished” completely in order for People to be just who they are.
- MICHAEL IRVIN: Talks to “OUT” Mag (fernexpress.wordpress.com)
An 18-year old, Robert Vietze was a member of the U.S. Ski Team as it has been reported he was kicked off. He is (was) considered one of the most elite skiers in the nation. The New York Post reports that Vietze was returning from a training camp at Oregon’s Mount Hood when the incident occurred. Vietze was in the running for the 2014 Olympics, but is name was removed from the team’s development roster on Thursday. “We have no comment, nothing to say,” Vietze’s mother told reporters outside their Vermont home. Vietze was drunk, having consumed eight drinks, and stumbled five rows behind him (presumably towards the bathroom?!) when he started peeing on the girl. The girl’s family was using the bathroom at the time.
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He’s articulate, intelligent and very well educated, but Maurice Johnson says he can’t find a job. The 55-year-old homeless man has a master’s degree in plasma physics from Dartmouth College and a masters in Electrical Engineering and acoustics from Purdue University, according to a video from 60 Days and 60 Nights. Johnson says he’s been looking for work since November. “It’s just simply bad luck,” Johnson says. “When you have no money, it’s very difficult to start over.” …Read more
- Homeless PHD !!! (2012patriot.wordpress.com)
Many African-Americans and West Indians live in the United States not ever knowing or being aware that their roots are that of the “Gullah” People. These group of People were able to embrace their “African” roots during times when it was forbidden. The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. Historically, the Gullah region once extended north to the Cape Fear area on the coast of North Carolina and south to the vicinity of Jacksonville on the coast of Florida; but today the Gullah area is confined to the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. The Gullah people and their language are also called Geechee, which some scholars speculate is related to the Ogeechee River near Savannah, Georgia. The term “Geechee” is an emic term used by speakers (and can have a derogatory connotation depending on usage) and “Gullah” is a term that was generally used by outsiders but that has become a way for speakers to formally identify themselves and their language. The Gullah are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States. They speak an English-based creole language containing many African loanwords and significant influences from African languages in grammar and sentence structure. The Gullah language is related to Jamaican Creole, Barbadian Dialect, Bahamian Dialect, and the Krio language of Sierra Leone in West Africa. Gullah storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, crafts, farming and fishing traditions, all exhibit strong influences from West and Central African cultures.
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- Ninth Annual Gullah-Geechee Rice Celebration on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast (prweb.com)
- You: Anacostia Community Museum Attempts Record-Breaking Ring Shout (blogs.smithsonianmag.com)
- Re-Tracing African Roots Through Online Database and Other Sources (craigconsidine.wordpress.com)
Musicians and Artist dying at 27 years old is starting to get notice. It seems to be a public phenomenon, people questioning the sudden Deaths, Destruction of some of the world’s most talented. And. They’re really no “Answers” for the “Questions”. I guess it just ALL seems like it’s too soon for people to kick the bucket at such a young age. But then again, WHEN is too soon? After all, we ALL Live to Die [Death is a Given] or in some cases, maybe they needed to Die to Live. What’s your answer I wonder. The analogy certainly is somewhat fascinating no matter how you handle it. All I know is that, the ANSWERS must be concluded without JUDGMENT in order for this type of “coincidence” to make any sense whatsoever. I just hope they are ALL Enjoying a Peacefulness.
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