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Anne Bouey

Anne Bouey

Jim's, Jessie's, Kristin's, and Kelly's mom. RN.
When a Priest Unexpectedly Bursts Out Singing ‘Hallelujah’ at an Irish Wedding, It is Just Stunning -
That was fantastic. - Rodfather
Quite a voice! - Anne Bouey
Lovely! - Janet
Wait, during Lent? - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Ponders this. - Janet from FFHound!
34 Awesome Forced Perspective Photos That'll Blow Your Mind -
34 Awesome Forced Perspective Photos That'll Blow Your Mind
34 Awesome Forced Perspective Photos That'll Blow Your Mind
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Homeless Man Joins with Carlos Whittaker in a Very Moving Performance:
Homeless Man Joins with Carlos Whittaker in a Very Moving Performance:
Nicolas Cage's daring as actor brings out best, and worst - SFGate -
Nicolas Cage's daring as actor brings out best, and worst - SFGate
Nicolas Cage's daring as actor brings out best, and worst - SFGate
Nicolas Cage's daring as actor brings out best, and worst - SFGate
"Nicolas Cage. Oscar winner. Razzie nominee. Internet meme. He has achieved a special kind of cultural status - there will even be an event called the "Nicolas Cage Art Show and Musical Shennanigans" (sic) April 12 at the Balancoire in San Francisco, featuring artists' interpretations of the man, the legend ("It has come to my attention," Cage tells The Chronicle, chuckling. "I'm going to try to remain mysterious about it."). The always-busy actor's work in David Gordon Green's new, Southern Gothic "Joe" is among his most settled and centered in years, putting lie to the Andy Samberg "Big Bang Theory"-style impressions of him as nothing but a wild man. During a more-than-30-year career, he has put together some daring performances in many excellent films. Still, it's no secret that not every outing has been a gem. Cage has 24 movies that have scored lower than 40 percent on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. That's bad. That's nearly half his oeuvre. But he has been nominated... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
not that Cage is in the same league, but even Sir Larry Olivier made some real turkeys. - Big Joe Silence
So Funny. - Not Me
"Sicilian Discussion with Bisnonna" - Anne Bouey
Is it real or is it Hollywood? - SFGate -
Is it real or is it Hollywood? - SFGate
"We all know that movies are inaccurate - to time, to science, to logic, to history. We also know that sometimes it matters, and sometimes it doesn't, but we disagree there. The line between what matters and what doesn't is not only different for everybody, but it also varies within every person. For example, if you're an expert on something, small errors will leap out at you that you might otherwise not notice, or ignore. In October, the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson made some Twitter comments about the movie "Gravity" that were repeated everywhere. Some of what Tyson called "Mysteries of Gravity" were the kind of things that only an astrophysicist would care about: "Nearly all satellites orbit Earth west to east, yet all satellite debris portrayed east to west." Other mysteries were just funny: "Why (Sandra) Bullock's hair, in otherwise convincing zero G(ravity) scenes, did not float freely on her head." Obviously, that mystery isn't a real mystery to anyone, including Tyson. A... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Sometimes a little knowledge can get in the way of an experience. As someone who grew up in New York, I sometimes have to remind myself that not everyone in an audience is driven up the wall by an inaccurate New York accent. On the other hand, sometimes it does matter. If it's one character sounding strange, fine. But if you're making a movie about an entire subculture - as in... more... - Anne Bouey
"Alfred Hitchcock had a pet name for critics. He used to call them "the Plausibles," because they often criticized his films for being "implausible." You still see that word pop up in criticism today. Its synonym, "believable," isn't used nearly as often, because it sounds too naive, but the sentiment remains naive, no matter what the word. Movies are not about the plausible. We get... more... - Anne Bouey
"And then there are anachronisms, such as the kilts in "Braveheart." Scotsmen didn't wear kilts until hundreds of years later. Who knew? Or the Granny Smith apples and the sweet bananas in "Pirates of the Caribbean": They didn't exist in the 18th century. In "Gladiator," archers are ordered to "fire" on the enemy, but apparently no one said "fire" until the invention of firearms. (What... more... - Anne Bouey
"Historical movies are known for editing out or changing whatever is inconvenient. At least today, most movies make a vague stab in the direction of accuracy, but in the studio days, they didn't seem to care at all. See a biopic from the 1930s or 1940s, and chances are all of it is fake, conforming to whatever was the convention of the time. For example, "A Song to Remember" (1945),... more... - Anne Bouey
"Movies need not be slaves to truth or to accuracy - at least not until they make claims to truth or accuracy. Fiction is great, not in spite of itself, but because it's fictional, because it's untethered. The only caution I'd add is that sometimes accuracy can imply an opportunity worth considering: What would have happened had Bullock given Clooney a little tug? What might have happened if the butler were allowed to really like Nancy Reagan? We'll never know." - Anne Bouey
Mongolian girls becoming eagle hunters to help keep ancient tradition alive | -
Mongolian girls becoming eagle hunters to help keep ancient tradition alive |
Mongolian girls becoming eagle hunters to help keep ancient tradition alive |
"A photographer seeking to document the next generation of Kazakh eagle hunters in Mongolia discovered a 13-year-old girl who has taken to the male-dominated tradition. Photographer Asher Svidensky made a four-month trek through western Mongolia, mostly on horseback, and found Han Gohadok and his daughter, Ashol Pan, who had expressed a desire to take up the full-time profession that is centuries old. Good thing, too, since the ancient pastime is said to be a dying part of Mongolian culture, as young men are leaving their families and the hunting duties behind. As a result, more girls are becoming eagle hunters to replace their brothers, according to the Mail Online. Gohadok told the Mail Online that his eldest son was to become the eagle hunter of the family but was drafted into the army. That’s when Ashol Pan stepped forward. Eagle hunter Ashol Pan of Mongolia holds her golden eagle, giving perspective on the size of the bird. Photo by Asher Svidensky/Caters News Agency, used by... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
That's impressive! Also, I surely hope Ashol is pronounced "Ah-shol" in case she ever migrates to an English speaking country. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
射雕(女)英雄傳! Legend of the (Female) Condor Heroes! - Jessie
Heh, Mark. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Scotland's Vikings go own way in independence vote -
Scotland's Vikings go own way in independence vote
"In the late winter dusk, hundreds of Vikings are marching down to the beach, bearing flaming torches. Their studded leather breastplates glint in the firelight as they roar and sing. It's a scene that would have struck terror into the hearts of Dark Age Britons — and also perhaps an unsettling one for modern politicians on both sides of Scotland's independence debate. The fearsome-looking participants in a Viking fire festival known as Up Helly Aa live in Scotland's remote Shetland Islands, a wind-whipped northern archipelago where many claim descent from Scandinavian raiders. They are cool to the idea of Scotland leaving Britain to form an independent nation, and determined that their rugged islands — closer to Norway than to Edinburgh — will retain their autonomy, whatever the outcome of September's referendum. "Shetland is different. We have Viking blood in our veins," said the procession's magnificently bearded chief Viking, or Jarl — by day a local authority housing officer... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"It's hard to find tartan or kilts in Shetland, where Norse pride replaces the Celtic influence that shaped mainland Scotland. Shetland was Viking-ruled until it was mortgaged to Scotland by the king of Norway in 1469 to raise a dowry for his daughter. There are still many Norse words in the local dialect, and Shetland abounds in Scandinavian place names such as Vidlin and Tingwall.... more... - Anne Bouey
"The pro-independence forces led by First Minister Alex Salmond say an independent Scotland will use its oil and gas wealth to create a prosperous and progressive nation of 5.3 million with generous welfare provisions — a bit like Scandinavia, in fact. The anti-independence "Better Together" campaign argues that independence would bring huge economic uncertainties. Scots could face the... more... - Anne Bouey
Study to test 'chocolate' pills for heart health -
Study to test 'chocolate' pills for heart health
"It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women nationwide. "People eat chocolate because they enjoy it," not because they think it's good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's ingredients minus the sugar and fat, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The study will be the first large test of cocoa flavanols, which in previous smaller studies improved blood pressure, cholesterol, the body's use of insulin, artery health and other heart-related factors. A second part of the study will test multivitamins to help prevent cancer. Earlier research... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I volunteer! - Dough Balls
Past is present for North Bay’s medieval re-creators -
Past is present for North Bay’s medieval re-creators
Past is present for North Bay’s medieval re-creators
"A scene that plays out at Fuller Park on most Sunday mornings might grab the passing neighbor, jogger or dog-walker as a time warp from centuries ago and an ocean away. Men and women clad in medieval-style mail, plate and scale armor clash swords, swing battle axes, parry blows with shields, oblivious for a few hours to their decidedly 21st-century surroundings of parked cars and candy-colored playground equipment. Their weapons may be blunted for safety, their uniforms a mix of the handmade and Internet-bought. But the 66 members of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s (SCA) local chapter are part of a culture of historical re-creation, bringing to life the arms and costumes — as well as the arts, crafts and manners — of medieval and Renaissance-era times normally locked within history books. “You get a different perspective than history classes give you, because you’re seeing it in action,” said Fara Otterbeck, a longtime member of the SCA’s local club, the Barony of Vinhold, and... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Among the practice fighters in Napa are much more recent converts like Kai Morgan, a Napa fencing instructor who first joined the Barony of Vinhold last summer almost on a dare. “I had a fencing student who was fed up with getting his butt kicked, and he said, ‘Well, I’ve played your game, so why don’t you play mine?’” Morgan recalled between sword drills after briefly pulling off his... more... - Anne Bouey
"Geoffrey of Griffinhold’s fighting prowess had been on display for two hours, but as he reverted to Jack Gillespie and shed his scale-like leather armor and removed the metal greaves from his shins, the high school teacher pointed to the other, more peaceful ways of honoring the past — the reproduction furniture he crafts for SCA gatherings, or the dishes his wife, Kira Leonova,... more... - Anne Bouey
"Nowhere is the breadth of SCA’s activities on fuller display than at the largest of its annual get-togethers — Pennsic, a 17-day jamboree in rural western Pennsylvania that attracts upward of 10,000 people for performances, a “university” of arts and crafts, and full-scale field battles in period-style armor. “I was at Pennsic, and it felt like I was with 12,000 of my closest friends,”... more... - Anne Bouey
College offers to pay students to take year off -
College offers to pay students to take year off
"Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years." A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the financial barriers that can keep cash-strapped students from exploring different communities and challenge their comfort zones before jumping right into college. The gap year program starting this fall at Tufts will pay for housing, airfare and even visa fees, which can often add up to $30,000 or more. Although gap years are more popular in Europe, they have started to gain traction in the United States. About 40,000 Americans participated in gap year programs in 2013, an increase of nearly 20 percent since 2006, according to data gathered by a nonprofit called the American Gap Year Association. In 2009, Princeton University began offering applicants gap-year aid based on need. Nearly 100 students have... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Students who take part are able to see the world beyond the bubble they grew up in and return to school with a better perspective of their future, said Holly Bull, president of the Center of Interim Programs, which counsels students on taking gap years. Bull said the benefit of the structured time away from school is too valuable to exclude lower-income students. "Students return to... more... - Anne Bouey
"Students selected for Tufts' 1+4 program will be able to defer their admission for a year while still remaining tied to the university through video chat and email. Tufts is planning to work with organizations including Global Citizen, City Year and Lift — which offer volunteering positions in areas such as education, economics, health and the environment — to create packages that fit... more... - Anne Bouey
'Bunny Foo Foo' traipses Upvalley -
'Bunny Foo Foo' traipses Upvalley
"While the connection between wine and art is readily available in wineries around the valley, until now the art in the vineyards has largely been connected with things like pruning vines and arranging canopies. Not so any more. As of last week, a new work of art sprang into the Hall Wines vineyards in St. Helena. Visible from Highway 29, “Bunny Foo Foo” is a 35-foot tall stainless-steel rabbit, created by artist Lawrence Argent, an Englishman known for his stand on challenging public notions of art. Argent has said that a problem with public art is its “invisibility” and that the general public often doesn’t even notice “works of art that now crowd American cities.” This is not usually a problem with Argent’s creations, which include “Leap,” the giant red rabbit at the Sacramento airport; “I See What You Mean,” a four-story-tall blue bear that stands on a sidewalk peering into the Colorado Convention Center; and “I am Here,” a 13-ton panda, that was a public art project for... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Little bunnies never learn. :) - Steven Perez
Hundreds march for Sinaloa cartel boss in Mexico - SFGate -
Hundreds march for Sinaloa cartel boss in Mexico - SFGate
Hundreds march for Sinaloa cartel boss in Mexico - SFGate
"Sinaloa state authorities said on Thursday they are investigating who organized a march in which hundreds demanded the release of cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a display of public support for crime boss in a state that many say he controls. Gov. Mario Lopez Valdez told Televisa that officials suspect Guzman's family and friends, and there are also rumors that protesters were paid and given food and drink, a common practice in Mexico. Hundreds of people marched Wednesday night demanding that Mexican authorities free the boss of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel. Many said he provides needed jobs in poor mountain areas. Norteno musicians played trumpets while high school students in uniforms held up signs reading "We want Chapo free" and "We Love Chapo" as they paraded in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, which is the cartel's bastion. Demonstrators also said they opposed any attempt to extradite Guzman to the U.S., where he faces several drug-trafficking charges in... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"It was a rare display even in a country where drug lords inspire folk songs and books and are looked up to by young men in rural areas. In December 2010, about 100 people marched through the state capital of Michoacan to show support for the chief of La Familia cartel, who had just been killed during two days of battles with federal police. Wednesday's relatively large turnout may have... more... - Anne Bouey
Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce -
Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce
Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce
"Thanks to Instagram and similar filter-heavy photo apps, artful photography has become so user-friendly that everybody seems at least proficient at it--even, apparently, a little Lego person. U.K.-based photographer Andrew Whyte shows us the world through the lens of just such a small artist in a new photo series called “The Legographer.” These expertly composed photos, which Whyte took on his iPhone every day for a year, feature a Lego Man, rocking a Lego knit cap instead of the famous bowl cut, lugging around a Lego camera and taking pictures that we will never see. Despite his diminutive size, this little guy seems to have had some big adventures. He scales buildings, he’s chased by a hermit crab, and slips on a giant (to him) banana peel. You know, typical photographer stuff. “I love to document everyday things and build them into mini-series,” Whyte says. “But quite often there's nothing cohesive about what I shoot from one day to the next. As soon as my kids discovered the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Laurel & Hardy dance Santana - YouTube -
Laurel & Hardy dance Santana - YouTube
Nice - Rodfather
I guess it's just you and me, Rod. :) - Anne Bouey
'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral -
'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral
"For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: "Which sandwich are you?" After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, she had her answer (grilled cheese, for the record). And she's not the only one who's comparing herself to sandwiches lately. Go on, admit it: Chances are, you've been doing it, too. A recent explosion of silly online personality quizzes, most of them created by the young social media mavens at, has everybody talking about which state they really ought to be living in and which Harry Potter character they really are. Buzzfeed says the quizzes are smashing traffic records and generating more Facebook comment threads than any viral posts in the site's history. Experts say the phenomenon isn't surprising given the age-old fascination with that central question — "Who AM I?" — and a desire to compare... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Personality quizzes have been around for decades, gracing the covers of women's and teen magazines with questions designed to lure us in. Nor are they new to the Internet, where online quizzes can be found aplenty on sites like, among others. But the recent wave of quiz popularity can be traced directly to Buzzfeed's New York City headquarters, where a team of about 100... more... - Anne Bouey
"The trick to creating an addictive personality quiz is similar to the art of writing a good horoscope. It has to be broad and all-encompassing yet make people believe the answer applies to them personally. We know there's little substance to them, and yet we can't seem to stop taking them. What makes these online quizzes so alluring is that they can be instantaneously shared with... more... - Anne Bouey
Didn't OK Cupid build an entire dating service around comparing silly quiz results to find your perfect match? - April Russo
I broke up with Buzzfeed on Monday. I have vowed to break free of the tyranny of pointless quizzes. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I was amazed to hear claims that Buzzfeed does Serious Journalism, and even one prediction that Buzzfeed would win a Pulitzer. Because, you know, you can never have too many listicles and stupid quizzes. - Walt Crawford
New roomies for oldest raccoon in captivity - SFGate -
New roomies for oldest raccoon in captivity - SFGate
New roomies for oldest raccoon in captivity - SFGate
New roomies for oldest raccoon in captivity - SFGate
"This will surprise no one, but the oldest raccoon in captivity is a little irritable. He hisses and growls at every living thing on Earth except the woman who feeds him. He's picky about food. He hates corn, for example. He has arthritis and a bad back, requiring ramps everywhere. But life is about to change for Merlin, whether he likes it or not: His keepers at the CuriOdyssey wildlife center in San Mateo are introducing two new roommates - a pair of young frisky females - into the grassy digs he's called home for most of his life. "Let's put it this way. I think Merlin will want to lay a lot of ground rules. He can be a little, uh, cranky," said Nikii Finch-Morales, director of wildlife at the center. "To be honest, we didn't think he'd be around this long. But he just keeps on going." Merlin is 13 years, 10 months old, making him the oldest raccoon in any site licensed by the American Zoological Association, which includes hundreds of zoos, aquariums and wildlife centers in the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Merlin and his brother, Lance, were born in an attic in Los Angeles and ended up at the Los Angeles Zoo, too habituated to people to survive in the wild. Soon the brothers were moved to CuriOdyssey, where they spent the next seven years romping around the rocks and stream in their enclosure, educating children about the importance of living in harmony with wildlife, even if the... more... - Anne Bouey
"He hisses and growls at every living thing on Earth" = every raccoon, ever. - Jessie
I have arthritis and a bad back, and I'm A LOT IRRITABLE! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Kickstarter hacked, suggests you change your password immediately - The Next Web -
Kickstarter hacked, suggests you change your password immediately - The Next Web
"Kickstarter announced today on its blog that it has been hacked, after the company was advised by law enforcement that hackers had gained private customer information on Wednesday night this week. While the company says that no credit card information was accessed by hackers, it is advising all users of the service to reset their password immediately and ensure that any other accounts that use the same password are changed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, other personal information including email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords were compromised in the attack. A Kickstarter staff member said on HackerNews that older users’ passwords were encrypted using salted SHA1 on the site, but newer passwords use a method called ‘bcrypt’ which may be safer. The company said on its blog that it is “incredibly sorry that this happened” and that the “incident is frustrating and upsetting.” It continued, saying Kickstarter has “since improved our security... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
i was so impressed - i got an email from them about it at just about the same time i started seeing it mentioned on twitter. - holly #ravingfangirl
Talking to babies more helps their brains, study finds | CTV News -
Talking to babies more helps their brains, study finds | CTV News
"Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills - but sooner is better, and long sentences are good. So says research that aims to explain, and help solve, the troubling "word gap": Children from more affluent, professional families hear millions more words before they start school than poor kids, leaving the lower-income students at an academic disadvantage that's difficult to overcome. That gap starts to appear at a younger age than scientists once thought, around 18 months, said Stanford University psychology professor Anne Fernald. And research being presented this week at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science suggests that it's not just hearing lists of words that matters as much as rich, varied language with good grammar that trains babies' brains to learn through context. Instead of just saying, "Here's an orange," it... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Research shows that both how much and how well parents talk to babies and toddlers influence development of language and vocabulary skills crucial to later school achievement. Here are some tips: The sooner you start talking with babies, the better. Their brains are absorbing vital information well before they're able to respond. The high-pitched, sing-song tone that many people take... more... - Anne Bouey
Happy Valentine's Day!
To you and yours too. Especially Jack my hero - Dough Balls
Happy VD, Anne :) - Eivind
Happy Valentine's Day, Anne. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy V-day! - Soup in a TARDIS
Happy VD to you, Lovely Anne. - MoTO Moca Blend
Happy V-day to you too! - Corinne L
Happy Valentine's Day! - Jessie
Taiwan, China officials in historic meeting - SFGate -
Taiwan, China officials in historic meeting - SFGate
"For decades, the Taiwan Strait, which separates mainland China from the island of Taiwan, was considered one of the most likely spots on the globe for military hostilities to break out. Now that seems less likely than ever before. The meeting Tuesday in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing between Zhang Zhijun, who heads the Taiwan Affairs Office for the People's Republic of China, and his Taiwanese counterpart, Wang Yu-chi, was the first face-to-face encounter between officials of the two nations in 65 years. Little of immediate substance resulted, but the cordial pledges of further direct talks in the months to come show how much the China-Taiwan relationship has changed in recent years. Still, there's stubborn resistance to further accommodation on both sides of the strait. China, insisting that Taiwan is part of the mainland motherland, will accept nothing less than eventual control of the island. In Taiwan, there's deep distrust of Beijing and powerful support for the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Up until the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, many security experts considered the Taiwan Strait to be the most likely locale for a military crisis involving nuclear powers. War games were premised on how China might respond if the U.S. Navy or Air Force counterattacked after a Chinese assault on the island. But relations have improved markedly since then. In 2008, Ma Ying-jeou came... more... - Anne Bouey
"replacing a president who had antagonized Beijing with talk of seeking formal independence." And who is now in prison in Taiwan for corruption. - Jessie
Speaking of peanut butter, my daughter just posted this New Orleans treat on FB: a peanut butter, banana, bacon-covered doughnut. Eww.
LOL, I know exactly where she got that. - Derrick
What do they call it? The Elvis? - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson from Android
CAJ, yes, it's the Elvis. :) - Anne Bouey
Derrick, is that one of the places you recommended to her? :) - Anne Bouey
haha, no. That's all her! - Derrick
Ha, she's been corrupted then. - Anne Bouey
Magazine St. is a cruel temptress, she is. ;) - Derrick
I'm pretty sure she was corrupted long long ago Anne - at least it's entertaining corruption - Dough Balls
No. Just no. - Soup in a TARDIS
You're overdoing your "foods," America :D - Eivind
Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies - -
Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies -
"Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said. She was 85. Temple Black, who also enjoyed a long career as a diplomat, died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said. She began acting at age 3 and became a massive box-office draw before turning 10, commanding a then-unheard of salary of $50,000 per movie. Her first film of notice was in 1932 when she played in "War Babies," part of the "Baby Burlesks" series of short films. For about 18 years, she sang, tap-danced and acted her way into the hearts of millions. Her corkscrew curls were popular with little girls from the 1930s through the 1970s." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
:( - Janet from FFHound!
Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment, Law-Enforcement Official Said - -
Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment, Law-Enforcement Official Said -
"Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said. The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Mr. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 film, "Capote."" - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
:( - Eivind
RIP - Anne Bouey
So young... - Soup in a TARDIS
I'm so sorry to hear that. One of his generation's best :( - Brent Schaus
:-( - Jessie
Apparent heroin overdose. Sad. - Todd Hoff
Wow... - Bren from iPhone
Damn. - Kristin from iPhone
What? Dang. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :|||||||||||||||||| - رامین
Damn - Rodfather
UK Man Creates Adult-sized 'Little Tikes' Car to Go 70mph -
UK Man Creates Adult-sized 'Little Tikes' Car to Go 70mph
"John Bitmead constructed an adult-sized copy of a Little Tikes toy car. The registered vehicle runs on gasoline and can reach speeds of up to 70mph (110km/h). Costing £4,000 to build, it also includes an airbag, headlights and mirrors." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
That's awesome! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Impoverished Zimbabweans turn to gambling - AP News - Breaking News -
Impoverished Zimbabweans turn to gambling - AP News - Breaking News
"Poor and desperate Zimbabweans hang out in Harare's crowded low-end betting halls, placing stakes as little as U.S. 20 cents on world soccer matches and international horse and dog races with fervent hopes of getting quick returns on their bit of cash. The gambling intensified in January, when many families were cash-strapped after year-end spending and children's school fees were due. Many short of cash responded by flocking to Harare's downtown licensed betting shops in search of a windfall. Five new betting agencies opened in the capital in the past year, frequented primarily by poor men. At one, unemployed 28-year-old Tinashe Marira said he spends his days gambling on soccer matches and depends on sporadic winnings to feed his family and elderly parents. He won $140 from a $5 wager on a soccer match and rushed out to buy long-overdue groceries. Although he doesn't win all the time, Marira declared gambling is now his full-time job and won't be looking for formal employment again... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
That's not good. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Vodka to blame for high death risk in Russian men -
Vodka to blame for high death risk in Russian men
"Russian men who down large amounts of vodka — and too many do — have an "extraordinarily" high risk of an early death, a new study says. Researchers tracked about 151,000 adult men in the Russian cities of Barnaul, Byisk and Tomsk from 1999 to 2010. They interviewed them about their drinking habits and, when about 8,000 later died, followed up to monitor their causes of death. The risk of dying before age 55 for those who said they drank three or more half-liter bottles of vodka a week was a shocking 35 percent. Overall, a quarter of Russian men die before reaching 55, compared with 7 percent of men in the United Kingdom and less than 1 percent in the United States. The life expectancy for men in Russia is 64 years — placing it among the lowest 50 countries in the world in that category. It's not clear how many Russian men drink three bottles or more a week. Lead researcher Sir Richard Peto of Oxford University said the average Russian adult drinks 20 liters of vodka per year while... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Lunar New Year!
恭喜发财, 红包拿来 :-P - Jessie
You already got your red envelope, Jessie! ;-P - Anne Bouey
But I have so much 孝! Surely that merits more! :-D - Jessie
Thank you for sending me a Chinese New Year present! - Jessie
Andre Amador's Playa Paintings are Sandy Works of Art -
Andre Amador's Playa Paintings are Sandy Works of Art
Andre Amador's Playa Paintings are Sandy Works of Art
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"If you live in San Francisco, California, then you may be lucky enough to come across the art of Andres Amador. He doesn’t paint or sculpt. He prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide. He uses a rake to create works of art that can be bigger than 100,000 sq. ft. He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Those are gorgeous. - Tamara J. B.
A great tribute to the ephemeral :) - Eivind
Toddlers love selfies: Parenting in an iPhone age -
Toddlers love selfies: Parenting in an iPhone age
"Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone — but they aren't ones Koskie has taken. "There'll be 90 pictures, sideways, of the corner of her eye, her eyebrow," said Koskie, who lives in Wichita, Kan. "She's just tapping her way right into my phone." The hidden photos, all shot by Paisley, illustrate a phenomenon familiar to many parents in today's tech-savvy world: Toddlers love selfies. Observant entrepreneurs have caught on to these image-obsessed tots, marketing special apps that make taking photos super-easy for little fingers. You can even buy a pillow with a smartphone pocket so toddlers can take selfies during diaper changes. But toddlers aren't the only ones taking photos nonstop. It's not unusual for doting parents to snap thousands of digital photos by the time their child is 2. Today's toddlers think nothing of finding their own biopic stored in a device barely bigger than a deck of cards. While the barrage of... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"It's natural for toddlers to be fascinated with their own image (think mirrors), and that interest plays an important developmental role as they develop a sense of self, child development experts say. Watching a video again and again can also help move events from short- to long-term memory, Best said. But like any other fun thing kids get obsessed with, too much of it can be bad.... more... - Anne Bouey
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