"I Met the Walrus" was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 2008 Oscars. Loren Lankford of Paste Magazine writes: "In 1969, 14-year-old Beatles fan Jerry Levitan tracked his idol, John Lennon, from a Toronto airport to his room at the King Edward Hotel. Inside, he convinced Lennon to do an impromptu interview. Thirty-eight years later, Levitan teamed with director Josh Raskin to create and edit a five-minute short film entitled 'I Met the Walrus' based on the interview. - Read More -
Spike Lee wants boycott of New York Post over chimpanzee cartoon BY Caitlin Millat and Tracy Connor DAILY NEWS WRITERS Updated Friday, February 20th 2009, 7:53 PM - Image Courtesy of Wikipedia - *** Filmmaker Spike Lee led the call for celebrities to join a boycott of the New York Post Friday during a raucous protest of a racially charged cartoon. Joined by his 11-year-old son, Lee told a crowd of about 300 people that he has bought the tabloid in the past - but no more. And he suggested athletes and entertainers shun the paper's writers because of Wednesday's cartoon, which compared President Obama with a crazed chimp by some interpretations. "This is not the end," Lee told the demonstrators, who marched in front of the Post's offices near Rockefeller Center shouting, "Shut it down." "I
A grassroots campaign to reform food policy in America is underway. To this effort an activist coalition, called Food Democracy Now, has mobilized a growing base -- a movement -- and is seeking to further there position with an online petition; thus far having gained over 85,000 signatures. The petition, written a few months back as an open letter to then President-Elect Obama, reads: Dear President-Elect Obama, We congratulate you on your historic victory and welcome the change that your election promises to usher in for our nation. As leaders in the sustainable agriculture and rural advocacy community we supported you in record numbers during the caucus, primary and general election because of the family farm-friendly policies that you advocated during your campaign. As our nation’s future president, we hope that you will take our concerns under advisement when nominating our next Secretary of Agriculture because of the crucial role this Secretary will play in revitalizing our rur
After much clamoring by energy hawks , who knows what it was that finally brought high-speed rail to the stimulus -- perhaps a little nudge from ol' Amtrak Joe ? -- but it got in, to the tune of $8 billion . And now the question is, where will the expansion be? Matthew Yglesias reports on possible new high speed rail expansion : Read More
I Now See to: Martin & Coretta I NOW SEE THAT I HAVE THE POWER AS I OPEN MY EYES TO ALL THAT IS I SEE THAT I AM CONNECTED TO ALL THAT I LOVE THAT I CAN TRANSCEND ALL THAT I LOATHE SO, I NOW EMBRACE ALL THAT COMES MY WAY THOUGH I MAY NOT CONDONE I MAY NOT CONDEMN INSTEAD, I NURTURE MY BODY IN WELLNESS AS I FILL MY MIND WITH WISDOM AND PEACE AND IN JUSTICE, I USE MY VOICE TO SPEAK MY INNERMOST TRUTH ON THIS DAY, IN THIS HOUR I NOW SEE THAT I HAVE THE POWER _______________ Max Eternity ***
Common Dreams - Hundreds of people gathered outside the New York University student center early Friday in support of protesters who had been barricaded in the building's cafeteria for more than 24 hours and who had ignored the university's 1 a.m. deadline to end the demonstration. The students vowed to continue the occupation of the cafeteria until they were able to present a list of demands to school administrators. The demands included thorough annual reporting of the university's operating budget, expenditures and endowment. They also want the university to provide 13 scholarships a year to students from the Gaza Strip and to give surplus supplies to Hundreds of people gathered outside the New York University student center early Friday in support of protesters who had been barricaded in the building's cafeteria for more than 24 hours and who had ignored the university's 1 a.m. deadline to end the demonstration.the Islamic University of Gaza. The students also
February 18, 2009 - International design magazine -- art and architecture journal -- Metropolis Mag, has publish in its February issue, a featured piece about Atlanta's Downtown Library. The building, The Atlanta-Fulton Central Public Library -- designed by legendary architect Marcel Breuer -- is at risk of being demolished under the auspices of Robb Pitts, a notorious Atlanta politician. Nonetheless, with both a local and national preservation effort gathering steam, the table may soon turn and Mr. Pitts will have to find himself another architectural site to pick on. Written by renowned journalist Jonathan Lerner, those interviewed for the magazine article consists of a veritable roll call of who's who in the art and design world, including Dr. Isabelle Hyman, Barry Bergdoll, Jon Buono and Max Eternity. _____________________________________________________________________ FEBRUARY 2009 • METROPOLIS OBSERVED Overdue! Atlanta’s urge for a trendy new central lib
"They" Said It Couldn't Be Done! Introduce a new idea and the world beats a path to your door, right? Not really. In the words of Mark Twain, "The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds." For every person who is open to innovation and change, there are probably a thousand who would vote in favor of the status quo. If you think great ideas are welcomed with open arms, think again. New Jersey farmers rejected the first successful cast iron plow in 1797. They believed the cast iron would poison the land and stimulate weeds. With the advent of railroads one prominent citizen proclaimed they would create the need for more insane asylums to house all those who were driven mad by the noise and terrified by the size of the trains! Trains fared no better in Europe. German "experts" predicted that if passenger trains traveled faster than 15 mph, the passengers would get nosebleeds. When George Westinghouse tried to interest Commodore V
Beverly Eckert , founder of Voices of September 11th , has been killed in a (small commuter) plane crash. Mrs. Eckert lost her husband on September 11th 2001. He was killed while working at the World Trade Center. And though former White House Resident, George W. Bush, maintains that the buildings were brought down by jet fuel loaded airplanes, many disagree, saying instead that pre-planted explosives were involved; suggesting a cover-up of the facts, indicating that top government officials were complicit in the heinous, domestic assault. In 2003, for a piece published by USA Today, Beverly wrote: Published on Friday, December 19, 2003 by the USA Today My Silence Cannot Be Bought by Beverly Eckert I've chosen to go to court rather than accept a payoff from the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Instead, I want to know what went so wrong with our intelligence and security systems that a band of religious fanatics was able to turn four U.S pass
With gaping holes in its official account of the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001, the new White House leadership -- formerly led by George W. Bush -- now helmed by Barack Obama, limps forward with its directive to stay the course with the former administration's "Terror War." And though both Bush and Obama maintain that the World Trade Center towers were attacked and destroyed by a notorious Middle Easterner, Osama Bin Laden and his small guerilla army, there are those who suspect that the complicit and/or guilty parties are much closer to home; that perhaps (even) George W. Bush and senior level government officials in the U.S., Israel and/or Saudi Arabia, are conspirators in this grave tragedy. Its been many years since that fateful day, but questions about the Bush Administration's "official" account of the 911 events still linger. Many are requesting a new investigation, as the chorus of critics continues to grow. In 2006 a documentary called
! Whitney Houston Reemerges ! Rolling Stone Magazine - Whitney Houston is on the comeback trail, record industry icon Clive Davis told MTV yesterday during rehearsals for his pre-Grammy gala. According to Davis, Houston was expected to rehearse last night for a special performance at the event, which is always a blockbuster affair — it’s where Davis unveiled Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis. Davis also insisted that Houston, whose last album of original material was 2002’s Just Whitney , is ready to return to the spotlight. Read More .
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Is teleportation possible? Teleportation breakthrough made by Paul Rincon BBC News Scientists have performed successful teleportation on atoms for the first time, the journal Nature reports. Read More . ______________________ ***** Bullet Trains in Japan ***** ______________________ Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains , which are said to be among the best trains in the world, get an upgrade. Major railway operator JR East has today announced a new Shinkansen version [JP, PDF] that will enter service in 2011.
Internet Explorer Loses More Ground While Other Browsers Grow Inquisitor.com - Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has lost market share for its seventh straight month. New numbers released by Net Applications show IE dropping to 67.55 percent of the worldwide browser market. That’s 0.6 percent less than it had one month ago, and a full 7 percent less than it had in March of 2008. Firefox, in the meantime, has steadily grown in the same time period. Mozilla’s browser now commands 21.53 percent of the market, up from 17.83 percent last March. And it’s not the only alternative product growing. Read More .