Since first appearing on the show in 1999, Jon Stewart tackled political and social issues with an unrelenting fearless wit dissimilar to anyone else in his field. Many may disagree with the news anchor’s comedic demeanor, and overall reliability, but Jon Stewart approached politics for what it was: a game. He wasn’t afraid to use humor to blatantly call out money-grubbing government officials and corrupt government practices. Additionally, he welcomed culture-clashing, social issues onto his show’s agenda, tirelessly attempting to reveal the truth of such situations, all the while keeping his audience amply entertained. Approaching news in his own unique manner, Jon Stewart managed to establish himself as one of the most iconic entertainers and journalists of recent years. He always strived to speak truth in news, an almost extinct practice for other news programs according to this previously published infographic. Today’s infographic explores Jon Stewart’s legacy, and offers hints as to who his eventual successor may be.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy “in her funniest movie yet” (Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com) embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in SPY. The September 29th Blu-ray release will include two versions of the film - Theatrical and never-before-seen Unrated Cut. The DVD will feature the Theatrical version. Both the Theatrical version and Unrated Cut of Spy will also be available on Digital HD September 4th.
McCarthy is armed and hilarious in this “outrageously entertaining” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) comedy hit from director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids). Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper is about to become the world’s newest - and unlikeliest - secret weapon. When her partner (Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Statham) is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer. Loaded with wise-cracking action and adventure, SPY is a mission impossible to resist!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Other than the names of the layers and their order, this info-artwork conveys some information about the layers in a simple, effective way. Satellites are in the exosphere, meteors burn up in the mesosphere, and hot air balloons hang out on the edge of the stratosphere.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
In light of all the recent “Straight Outta ______” memes, what better choice for an infographic than one detailing the entrepreneurial empires of each of the surviving members of N.W.A. It’s no secret N.W.A. was one of the most influential and commercially successful rap groups in the history of hip-hop. Not only did they revolutionize rap music, but they created a launch pad for the West Coast rap scene unlike any before them. They rapped about the struggles of living in the slums of Compton, and all the drugs, crime, and anger that came along with it. They didn’t care about who they were offending, they were just speaking the truth of their lives. Since taking the L.A. hip-hop scene by storm in 1986, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella have all done pretty well for themselves (some better than others – RIP Eazy-E!). As many know, Dr. Dre owns and operates multi-million dollar headphone company, Beats, while Ice Cube has made quite the name for himself in Hollywood (for better or worse). What some might not know though, is that DJ Yella has generated quite the storm in the American pornography industry, while MC Ren has become founder and owner of record label, Villain Entertainment.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Adventure-seeker Jack discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds, hatching a grand plan with Inma, a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl. Directed by Nathan Greno and produced by Dorothy McKim, Gigantic hits U.S. theaters in 2018.
Friday, August 21, 2015
A washing machine's average lifespan of 10 years means consumers generally look for a new one every decade or so. Shoppers checking out new models might be surprised at the changes during the past 10 years. Washing machines can come as top-loading or front-loading models and generally offer larger load capacities and more efficient water usage. New washing machines are preset for water levels. In the older days, people would be looking in and seeing how much water they needed. A washing machine from Samsung, the WA8700, features a built-in sink that people can use to pretreat their delicate clothes. The size would surprise people. Now you can wash a comforter and things like that with this machine. Some Samsung models also work with a dedicated smartphone app that enables users to check the status of their machine's load.
Do I know you? In Disney•Pixar's Finding Dory, everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), encounters an array of new - and old - acquaintances, including a cantankerous octopus named Hank (voice of Ed O'Neill). Directed by Andrew Stanton, co-directed by Angus MacLane, and produced by Lindsey Collins, Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17th, 2016.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Have you herd? Zootopia's biggest pop star Gazelle will be voiced by Grammy-winning international superstar Shakira in Walt Disney Animation Studios Zootopia. Shakira performs an all-new original song, "Try Everything," for the film. Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and produced by Clark Spencer, Zootopia opens nationwide March 4th, 2016.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
In theaters on November 25th, 2015, the film introduces audiences to Arlo, a sheltered Apatosaurus who finds himself far from home, and Spot, Arlo’s unlikely human friend. Arlo and Spot journey through a world that has been greatly inspired by the American Northwest It is epic in scope, soul-enriching, and simultaneously beautiful and treacherous. In this world, we meet up with a very special family of T-Rexes, who help Arlo find a way through his personal fears and ultimately teach Arlo what he's truly made of.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Avocados are a delicious, nutritious ingredient that add great texture and flavor on salads, nachos, over omelets, and more! The many ways to enjoy diced avocado are endless, but the actual prep of slicing and dicing, can often by quite tricky. How many times have you ended up with avocado everywhere, and usually mashed instead of the desired diced? Or, with bits of avocado peel in your dish? Worry no more, Terra’s Kitchen has you covered with 5 simple steps for the perfectly diced avocado.
Monday, August 17, 2015
I am spending my summer traveling with BookSparks in this year’s #SRC2015. Right now, I am traveling with Satisfaction by Andee Reilly. Destination: Road trip from L.A. To OK..
About The Book:
When 22-year-old Ginny Martin discovers her husband has been cheating on her, she strikes back by purchasing tickets to every concert on the Rolling Stones North American tour with their shared credit card, packing up the car, and taking to the road. As she follows the Rolling Stones from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, Ginny experiences freedom for the first time - and begins to deal with the insecurities and limiting beliefs that have kept her suburban life far too small. Bree Cooper is a nomad, a free-spirited drifter, and a mother who abandoned responsibility - and her young daughter. When Ginny meets Bree at a roadside diner, they impulsively make the decision to throw their lot in together. In each other, they find a friendship that they have both longed for: Bree gives Ginny a chance to have a mother figure who inspires independence and encourages confidence, while Ginny gives Bree a chance to get parenting right on the second try. Together, they find the courage to break free of the past - and to blaze new paths to happiness.
This is a book about free spirited women, and those who wish to be like them. It's all a bit fantastical, who wouldn't want to run away from it all sometimes? But is it reality? Can it really happen? It is fun to follow along with these women and see their stories!
About The Author:
Andee Reilly was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and teaches literature and writing at California State University Channel Islands. As a teenager, she fell in love with the Rolling Stones, and their music has long served as an inspiration to her writing. She currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Maui.
Buy this book at Satisfaction on Amazon.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Get noticed and start a dance party with unique art everyone will remember! Intense fluorescent pigment makes colors shine bright under UV light and seem to glow in the dark. Family seized set 6 vivid rainbow colors: Enough body paint for you and your friends. Can be used to design wall décor like a solar system in a bedroom or create your own giant black light games like Twister.
Set includes a 200+ stencils design ebook from basic to advanced. Just print and cut out the ones you like and start painting. There are no harsh chemicals and is safe for skin, hair and nails, including body, face and; finger-painting. These paints have not been tested on any unwilling participants - human, animal or otherwise.
Creamy paint goes on smoothly to any surface: paper, wood, plastic, metal, glass etc. Included in set: Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue. Does NOT actually glow in the dark. Colors light up under Ultraviolet light.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pm025c89c8e27d84349ef37fa99e69bc59
With summer rapidly coming to a close (I know, I know!) and autumn just around the bend, it might be time to get that yard in shape for the colder months. And a folding hand saw is the perfect tool to help you! The folding hand saw is designed to cut thru small and medium limbs. This folding hand saw is for gardeners, tree service professionals, campers, survivalists, farmers, and hunters
Perfect for use around the home or farm. Easily folding hand saw. Rubber handle for easy gripping. Easy blade adjustment by loosening or tightening the screw. A great tool for women to be able to use as well! Who needs a man? *wink*
Saturday, August 15, 2015
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