Friday, December 28, 2012
Produced by Smokey Robinson in 1966, "Get Ready" was an answer to the latest dance craze, "The Duck". Eddie Kendricks sings lead on the song, with rhythm provided by Motown drummer Benny Benjamin. Melvin Franklin sings the pre-chorus "Fe, fi, fo, fum... Look out baby 'cause here I come..." The song made it to number one on the U.S. R&B singles chart, while peaking at number twenty-nine on the pop charts.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.
“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Two waiters at the PlayGround nightclub at Liverpool’s Hilton were needed to carry in the giant 30-litre bottle of Armand de Brignac Midas champagne. For his party, 23-year-old financier Alex Hope also ordered 40 single bottles of Ace of Spade champagne, along with £4,000 worth of Grey Goose vodka, which he handed them out to women there last night. The total bill came to £203,948. ($326,459 USD)
Nightclub boss George Panayiotou ordered the DJ to play The Dawn of Man, the iconic anthem to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, as the huge bottle was carried through. He was there with a few friends on a private table, but after the big bottle came in they were mobbed by about 60 gorgeous girls. Mr. Hope is well known in the financial industry as a high flyer, already hugely successful after just three years in the business and tipped by many to become one of the biggest traders in London.
One member of the hotel staff admitted, “It caused a bit of a stir. We have some of the best champagnes in the world, but nothing like that.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A US state department official was killed and at least one other American was wounded when militiamen stormed the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
We knew that Vile Rat was in Benghazi; he told us. He commented on how they use guns to celebrate weddings and how there was a constant susurrus of weaponry in the background. He was in situ to provide IT services for the consulate, which meant he was on the net all the time, hanging out with us on Jabber as usual and talking about internet spaceship games.
Donations can be made to Vile Rat's family via
Monday, September 10, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
in the morning
dreams like the ocean
Sometimes giant mountains of thought
just a roiling chop of mortal madness
as if the Gods turned on a million washing machines
tearing at the edges of my consciousness
My lion looks into the black and roars at the abyss
Then turns to the east to greet the Sun
I was just what you needed
and thanked me
for listening and caring about you
for treating you like a human being
My only thought how odd
how could I do anything else
It was only later
when the shock wore off
And I stumbled into those caught by the glow
fleeced of my labor
a broken man creature
el cazador trofeo de los hombres
walking out of a volcano
my heart and lungs and skin burned away
Seven chains and ten grenades
only cracked magma and ash remain
of molten iron
spinning with the rotation of the earth
meatbags making meat sounds in the scorched air
I turn and gaze upon them
Hide your eyes sister
For we are golems of fire and brimstone
handlers of Cerberus and emissaries of Hades
going to go very badly
for the surrounding populace
when they came
for the fuerzas revolucionarias de colombianos
or the donghu horsemen upon cyrillic steppes
death squads would empty whole villages
Young boys bleeding into the grass playing soldiers
trying to scoop their guts back in
screaming for their mothers
You are back in the World now
this one doesn't know
You have to explain slowly and gently
what it was like before La Lluvia
the most beautiful thing
what makes you feel alive and singing
at fourteen thousand feet
Sun bursting upon powdered sugar peaks
crystal air snow and pine trees
surfing the mountain
forces of nature in harmony
in excelsis deo
When you healed me
no words exist for this
Our wetness joining us as one
A cold morning but warm beating hearts
pushing out the pain and madness of the World
you might be born to fit my crevices
kissing your neck
and behind your ears
Feel the electric tingles rippling
singing shoop dee whoop
oh baby can i count the ways
you take me
I look back and thunder and wonder
If you are real
I'm just gonna write
til you say stop
cause if we are gonna be free
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The first of two new designs for the 34th America’s Cup, the AC45 Catamaran made its debut in Auckland on January 17, hitting speeds in excess of 20 knots. The AC45 will be used throughout 2011 and 2012 in the America’s Cup World Series events.
A high-tech, 45-foot long grand prix race boat, the AC45 is powered by a sail that towers over 20 meters above the deck and has already demonstrated excellent performance in winds from 5 to 30 knots in early sea trials. The AC45 is meant to give sailors and shore crews experience handling this sort of high-tech cat, and to permit multihull racing to begin this year. Teams may modify the rigs and appendages for testing, though not the hulls. During racing, however, the AC45's must remain in their one-design configuration.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Join yoga teacher and author Darren Main on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. for this gentle and nurturing yoga practice.
1100 California Street (415) 749-6300
The Grace Cathedral labyrinth is based on the famous medieval labyrinth of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres. Contained in the cathedral are 7,290 square feet of stained glass windows by noted artists that depict over 1100 figures. These include the Human Endeavor series by Gabriel Loire; with portraits of John Glenn, Thurgood Marshall, Jane Addams, Robert Frost, and Albert Einstein.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the richest Americans, who controlled 42.2 percent of total financial wealth in 2004. It was produced by Jamie Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, and Nick Kurzon. The film premiered on April 29, 2006, at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The film is 79 minutes long and features interviews with a diverse range of individuals, including:
- Nicole Buffett - Warren Buffet's granddaughter, to whom Warren denied "legal and emotional" links.
- Chuck Collins - Estate tax proponent, author, and great-grandson of Oscar Mayer
- Steve Forbes - CEO of Forbes, Inc., former presidential candidate, proponent of a flat tax, and son of Malcolm Forbes
- Milton Friedman - Economist, and Nobel Laureate: 1976 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
- Bill Gates Sr. - Father of Bill Gates, and opponent of an estate tax repeal
- Gretchen Johnson - Jamie Johnson's mother
- James Johnson - Jamie Johnson's father
- Adnan Khashoggi - International arms merchant, worth $40 billion in 1984, "There is no equality in life. Forget about it. We are what we are. We are created layers over each other. This is it."
- Claude R. Kirk, Jr. - Former governor of Florida
- Dan Miller - Former U.S. Representative from Florida
- Karl Muth - Investment banking heir
- Paul Orfalea - Founder of Kinko's
- Kevin Phillips - Former Republican Party strategist
- Nathaniel P. Reed - Undersecretary of The Interior, from 1967-1973
- Robert Reich - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Justice 'New Lands' from CANADA
Directed in Barcelona by the Spanish trio known as Canada and produced with the support of Red Bull Media House, the video features freeride mountain biker Yannick Granieri and some pretty insane imagery of a futuristic sport that combines, baseball, roller derby, rugby and lacrosse -- on steroids, naturally.
http://redbull.com/newlands has a behind-the-scenes video...!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
EVE alliance member made an anthem for our latest Honeybadger war ops into Nulli Secunda's Delve region.
War overview has been posted on EVENews24 by Elise Randolph: Regional Update – SoCo Failure & The Fall of Delve
It puts the tears in the bucket or it gets the autocannons again.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
HELLS FOOKIN YEAH RIDLEY SCOTT MOFOS!!!!
Prometheus is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron. The plot follows the crew of the spaceship Prometheus in the year 2085, as they explore an advanced alien civilization in search of the origins of humanity.
Conceived as a prequel to Scott's 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, rewrites of Spaihts' script by Lindelof developed a separate story that precedes the events of Alien, but which is not directly connected to the films in the Alien franchise. According to Scott, though the film shares "strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak", and takes place in the same universe, Prometheus will explore its own mythology and ideas. Principal photography began in March 2011, with filming taking place in England, Iceland, and Spain. Prometheus is scheduled for release between May 30 and June 8, 2012 in various territories through 20th Century Fox.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Flibe Energy is a new company that will develop small modular reactors based on liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) technology. These reactors operate at low pressure, making them much safer to operate than conventional reactors.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By Francisco Prieto
The 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon is recorded to be the largest set ever produced by LEGO, measuring 33"(84 cm) long by 22"(56 cm) wide and 8.3"(21 cm) tall. The UCS Millennium Falcon is the second largest LEGO set ever produced, with more than 5,000 pieces and a 311 page instruction manual.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Ferro: Stand by to initiate release sequencer. On my mark. Five. Four.
Hudson: We're on an express elevator to hell; going down!
Ferro: Three. Two. One. Mark.
Still gives me the shivers! ...Goddamn it was great to be a kid in 1986. Video nerds note how all the APC monitors are 16:9 widescreen 20 years ahead of their time.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
"The most functional way of putting it is that the ESA were the ones expecting you to have their backs when California tried to roll out its violent videogame law, and you did. That’s really as instructive as I can be; the support they’re looking for is unidirectional. It goes from you to them." - Tycho
"Just some stats... ... here are some reasons why TPB is down sometimes - and how long it usually takes to fix:
Tiamo gets *very* drunk and then something crashes: 4 days
Anakata gets a really bad cold and no one is around: 7 days
The US and Swedish gov. forces the police to steal our servers: 3 days
... yawn." - TPB
Or you can join the Church of the Madonna Orgasm.
These six companies produce 90% of what Americans read, watch and listen to as of 2011. The numbers are how much each makes in a year:
- Viacom; $14.9 billion
- CBS Corporation: $14.1 billion
- News Corp: $33.4 billion
- Time Warner: $26.9 billion
- GE: $150.2 billion
- Disney: $40.9 billion
"When I first found the overall statistics summed the 304 suicides by US soldiers during 2009, I was shocked. I tried to find a number to compare that statistic. To my surprise the suicide statistic doubled the total of 149 US soldiers that had died in the Iraq war during 2009 and equaled the number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan.' - Sebastian
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Another trip in the retro 80s machine! For a dude born in 1951, David can still sing his ass off.
David Coverdale : Lead Vocals
Doug Aldrich : Guitar, Backing Vocals
Reb Beach : Guitar, Backing Vocals
Timothy Drury : Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Marco Mendoza : Bass, Backing Vocals
Tommy Aldridge : Drums