May 29, 2013 |
Michele Bachmann isn't going to run for reelection. Plenty of folks are happy about that. I'm one of them. But it's not personal. It's practical. True, Minnesota's Republican representative and one-time GOP presidential contender doesn't get much love from the left. Heck, she doesn't get much love from the middle either. And a quick glance at the comments on stories about her reveal a certain, shall we say, unkindness and lack of respect. But pundits and others adore her because she's always good for a gaffe . Like this one, while campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination in South Carolina on Aug. 16, 2011: “Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today.
December 12, 2013 |
Ask John Cage in 1956, as the sculptor Richard Lippold did, to make a film and you take your chances. The composer was adamantly, and with increasing daring, using elaborate chance processes to create all his work. Still, Lippold, who was a close friend and neighbor of Cage, thought the composer would be just the person to edit a mass of footage shot during the three-year process of his making “The Sun,” a huge, geometric sculpture involving more than two miles of pure gold wire and now hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
September 13, 2012 |
Send your copy of "50 Shades of Grey" to O/R Books and they'll send a book back to you free. If your copy is among the first 50 they receive, they'll send you a free copy of "50 Shades of Louisa May. " "50 Shades of Louisa May" is one of many spoofs of E.L. James' bestselling novel. Like the original, it's sexually explicit. Unlike the original, it stars Louisa May Alcott, author of the beloved novel "Little Women," published in 1868. The publisher writes, "Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic Little Women , consort of Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne, beloved icon of professors of American 19th-century literature and perhaps less loved by their legions of students, had a lusty side that was less academic, and more . . . transcendental than any of us knew.
September 2, 1988
Chics Winning Copy posted a convincing victory in the featured eighth race at Los Alamitos Race Course Thursday night. With Danny Cardoza aboard, Chics Winning Copy ran the 350-yard course in 17.64 seconds, with Kiptillos Phoebe finishing second. Favored Cable Doctor was a close third in the field of seven 3-year-olds. The victory was Cardoza's second of the night.
March 3, 1999 |
For most of us, original Van Goghs are a tad pricey. The Dutch artist's "Portrait of the Artist Without His Beard" sold at auction for more than $71 million last year. Now, thanks to the miracle of modern forging techniques, you can still bring home a pretty darned good copy of one of the world's greatest paintings at an affordable price. The Carlyle Collection, whose works are on display in San Diego and New York, offers many famous pieces at greatly reduced prices. The cost? Just $268 to $798.
June 5, 1988 |
An Anaheim man and his brother-in-law pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit copies of a priceless Jewish text to a couple of Brooklyn collectors, court records showed Friday. The two men, Gabriel Reguer, 49, of Anaheim and his brother-in-law, Raphael Podde, 45, of Woodmere, N.Y., pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn to selling fake copies of the Guadalajara Haggada. The surprise pleas came just after the prosecutor made opening statements in the case.