Monday 9th of July 2018

Oh yeah baby!!! Just received my backer disc of #DirectorsCut! Well worth the wait!!! Streaming the movie on the computer was nice, but tonight I’ll watch the Blu-Ray on the 4k big screen! @PennJillette @EmilyJillette @MakePennBad @AdamRifkin

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Steve Ditko Dies at 90

Ellis Clopton writing at Variety:

Steve Ditko, comic book artist and co-creator with Stan Lee of such legendary comic book characters as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90 years old.

R.I.P.

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“But why?” you ask. “Why did dudes everywhere, acting independently of one another, arrive at this particular sartorial consensus?” Well, dear reader, we believe we have the expertise to answer that for you. Keep An Eye Out For Dudes Wearing Red Shorts And Blue Shirts

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Remembering Steve McNair

Independence Day conjures up images of “Air” McNair’s amazing performances and a life taken too soon

Yussuf Khan writing at The Shadow League (last year):

He was known for his toughness and for being a dual threat with both his arm and legs, and he was always the one to watch when he had the ball in his hands. […] He was an original, and another great name in the long line of incredible Black college quarterbacks whose on field performance elevated them to legendary status. […]

Steve “Air” McNair was a football legend who will never be forgotten, and on Independence Day, we honor his memory.

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“Zooey, you are about to marry one of the most honest, kind and fun-loving people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. The Pistol is a pleasure giver that’s for sure. So beautiful Zooey, give it back. Yeah?” I Love You, Man (2009)

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Happy National Camera Day! #NationalCameraDay

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“Fake philanthropy and faux anonymity!” Larry David and the Game Theory of Anonymous Donations

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Decades before the word “selfie” exploded into popular culture, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin shot the first space selfie while on a spacewalk during the Gemini 12 mission on November 12, 1966. Buzz Aldrin Shot the First Space Selfie in 1966

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How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Hiroko Tabuchi in the paper of record:

In places like Nashville, Koch-financed activists are finding tremendous success.

Early polling here had suggested that the $5.4 billion transit plan would easily pass. It was backed by the city’s popular mayor and a coalition of businesses. Its supporters had outspent the opposition, and Nashville was choking on cars.

But the outcome of the May 1 ballot stunned the city: a landslide victory for the anti-transit camp, which attacked the plan as a colossal waste of taxpayers’ money.

Wow! Oil billionaries who oppose mass transit, imagine that!

It should come as no surprise that the sheeple of Nashville aren’t critical thinkers, hell, most people in our country just pick a favorite “news” source–one that tells them what they want to hear–and then believe everything that source tells them without question. I can’t tell you how many conservatives/Republicans I know that simply regurgitate Brietbart “headlines” and consider it to be original thinking… sad. And, for the record, liberals/Democrats are no better.

Sadder still, is that Nashville is truly “choking on cars,” and there’s no relief in sight. In fact, things will only get worse… much worse.