Posts Tagged ‘America’
A “Pro-Life Across America” Billboard in Oakland: How Being a “Natural Red Head” Says Something About AbortionFriday, March 7th, 2014
I’m at a loss here:
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And oh yes, TRIGGER WARNING: Ginger.
First it was free and then it cost $1 at newsstands.
But that didn’t work out, obliviously.
So this is the latest tack – a price reduction:
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“Most of the paper’s editorial staff are still Chinese, whose English reports are ‘polished’ by a small group of expatriate editors employed on short-term contracts.”
Oh, I see.
Carry on then.
- 36 Total Dancers
- 26 Hours on Set
- 14 Dance Styles Used: animation, b-boy, break dancing, Broadway, contemporary, contortion, finger-tutting, jazz, lyrical, pop-and-locking, tango, and waving–just to name a few.
- 10 So You Think You Can Dance Alum
- 1 American Idol Semi Finalist: Todrick Hall
- 1 Character from the Original Safety Video: the “Nun”
- 2 Former Olympians: Tamara Campos as the “Nun” and Emilie Livingston as the “Teacher”
“Virgin America Remixes The Safety Video: Airline’s New Safety Video Set To Song And Dance
Hollywood Director Jon M. Chu and American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Alums Tapped to Create First-of-its-Kind Video
Flyers Can Win Chance to Be Cast in a Future Version of Video by Showing off Their Best Freestyle #VXsafetydance Moves
Today Only, Airline Launches “Buckle Up, To Get Down” Special Offer of Up to 20% off Flights Nationwide* (restrictions apply)
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2013 — Virgin America, the airline that first put an irreverent twist on the in-flight safety video in the U.S., is taking its pre-flight safety education to new heights with the first-ever domestic safety video set entirely to music and performed in dance. Launching on Google Play, YouTube and live on digital billboards across Times Square including the American Eagle billboard (at W. 46th Street & Broadway) at 12 p.m. ET today, the video will take to the skies on flights nationwide in November. Virgin America first made waves in the safety video genre in 2007, when it became the first domestic airline to feature a cheeky in-flight safety video across its fleet. The cult favorite animated video will still be featured onboard the airline’s Red(TM) in-flight entertainment platform, but the new “VX Safety Dance” video will freshen up the rotation with a unique pre-flight safety experience that flyers will enjoy – and pay attention to. The new video was directed by Hollywood blockbuster film director (and Virgin America frequent flyer) Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Step Up 2) and includes some of the top dancers, singers and choreographers from American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance – with production by Virgin Group’s entertainment arm, Virgin Produced.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
So-Called INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF AMERICA Now Has Free Admission for All of 2013 – When Will You Visit?Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Here it is, in the Twitterloin.
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Now let’s see some reviews:
This was the strangest “museum” I’ve ever been to. And really, it’s worth a visit if you go on a free day. As other reviewers have mentioned, it should really be categorized as a gallery because most of the pieces are done by one man. The placards are hilarious. Instead of saying “Tiger in bamboo – Oil on canvas – 1993″, it will say something like “The Master has expertly crafted this piece and is the best work to have ever captured the grace of this animal. His Holiness has magnificent talent….”. It’s like a paragraph about how great he is without any mention of the materials used. I have some suggestions to make this place better. 1) call the upper floors a gallery 2) turn the ground floor forest/fireplace area into a bar 3) let people climb in the tree house.
Actual artist’s note: “The external appearance of this stone is too beautiful to be absorbed all at once … In creating this wondrous art form, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has opened an entirely new epoch in the history of art in the world.” This whole shoddy enterprise seems to be one giant vanity project by a self-styled “spiritual” guru. If you do trail around this vast collection of mediocre pastiche, then at least embrace the comedy value and read the item descriptions. But make sure you don’t get waylaid by one of the dead-eyed volunteers who will ask you to describe your experience. The whiff of the cult is strong in this one.
OMG, It’s San Francisco Sharknado! – Here’s the Best Leaping Shark Photo You’ll Ever See in SF WatersMonday, August 5th, 2013
Look, the America’s Cup is finally good for something”
Photo: LUNA ROSSA/Carlo Borlenghi — in San Francisco.
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$3200 Crib Set Rendered Unsellable by the Feds – Can You Sell Drop Side Cribs on Craigslist Anymore? No, Hell NoFriday, April 26th, 2013
Here you go, here’s an expensive crib set what includes a crib with a drop side (which means it slides up and down) which you can’t sell in the United States anymore.
But can you sell it used on Craigslist? No. Hell no.
Loophole alert: Are you allowed to sell this crib not as a crib but as a convertible child’s bed?
Loophole alert: Are you allowed to throw away the drop side and sell the crib as a daybed, thusly?
“Beautiful, high quality solid wood Morigeau-Lepine crib converted to toddler day bed. Originally purchased for 850.00. Attached picture is of original drop-side crib which is now banned in the U.S. Drop side piece is not included in this sale to avoid possible danger.”
I don’t know. Maybe.
But what I do know is that you can’t sell drop side cribs no mo, even on Craigslist.
And yet people try to do that on Craigslist each and every day.
Just saying, ma’am.
What should you buy instead? How about a Sniglar* from IKEA? It costs just $69 (and it certainly looks like it costs just $69.)
And it will not impress any rich ladies in Russian Hill or anywhere else.
But, the Sniglar, she is legal, and that’s the thing.
Sorry for the hassle. Thank you, drive through.
“Morigeau Lepine (Canadian) WOODEN CRIB SET: $3250 VALUE — selling for $1000
Gorgeous Morigeau Lepine furniture in excellent condition. 2800 series collection. Used by one child only in smoke-free house. Can purchase individual pieces or all. Morigeau Lepine furniture is quality, Canadian crafted. Smooth to the touch, durable hardwood construction. It will stand the test of time and you will likely be able to pass down to others. All pieces match and are white with espresso (dark wood) detailing — SEE PHOTOS.
Crib – $550. Converts to a full-sized bed when child grows older! (Crib mattress can be added for additional $50)
Dresser – $300
Bookshelf – $200
$1,000 for all three”
*Wasn’t that Gollum’s name back when he was a Hobbit? Something like that.
The “International Art Museum of America” Celebrates One Year in San Francisco – Check Out Its Andersonian CrestTuesday, February 19th, 2013
And check out the crest they’re using – that’s the same one that was on the green blazers of the security guards as they ejected me from the joint on Opening Day a bit more than a year ago. Good times:
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