Category Archives: Heroes

Today in History

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was born on this date in 1937. Instructive Quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in … Continue reading

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Because Women Rule

OK, I’m in: Linda Hamilton is a female action hero at 62. And that is all you need to know to go see it, too.

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On The Positive Side…

Available at 12:01AM pic.twitter.com/K8RCeAG7Ma — Capitol Lounge (@CapLounge) December 21, 2018 Chef José Andrés, the owner of the Capitol Lounge, also tweeted that government employees can go to any of his establishments during the shutdown for a free sandwich between … Continue reading

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Saturday Palate Cleanser

OK, this isn’t exactly a cat-attack video, or a saintly Golden Retriever being saintly, or even a bird being a jerk (and birds are jerks), but it should make every reader of this blog happy: Coming to the Sundance Film … Continue reading

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Mel Brooks talks about Young Frankenstein

I sat down with the team at 20th Century Fox’s new podcast @ScreenDivePod to talk about the making of Young Frankenstein! https://t.co/p6uXtBQNKg #ScreenDive pic.twitter.com/ASD9Xqnpk3 — Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) November 17, 2018 This is such a great podcast, I thought everyone … Continue reading

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Midday Palate Cleanser

A museum in Japan spends most of its day refusing entry to 2 cats trying to get in @bijutsu1 pic.twitter.com/WK4M3Y51hc — Rajiv (@jiffington) November 13, 2018 “I understand that there is Sushi Exhibit.”  

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What He Said: Journalists: Stop being loudspeakers for liars

Dan Gilmore wrote a great piece on Medium that everyone should read: An open letter to my friends and colleagues in journalism: Please, just stop. Please stop giving live airtime to liars. Stop publishing their lies. Please examine what you’re … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago, Yesterday

Wow, I’ve seen/heard a lot of MLK footage but this is the first time I’ve seen this interview. How profound this is. pic.twitter.com/Lm8SR2z3bT — Justinfication (@Justinfication) April 4, 2018 …Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. I saw this clip last … Continue reading

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Giants Once Walked Amongst Us

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, –and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of –Wheeled and soared … Continue reading

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Joe Biden’s Here To Take Names and Kick Some Ass

“I am disgusted and appalled by reports from both the Russian media and non-governmental organizations that authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up, tortured, and even murdered individuals who are believed to be gay. When faced with … Continue reading

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