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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bonnie and Clyde


From:MACARAEG, JANAEL
To:Lynch, Arthur
Subject:Article for this week..


Hey Mr. Lynch.
I came across this article on BBC news while looking for something for another class and thought of your class. At first I saw something about the actresss from Titanic who recently past away, but you already posted something about her on the blog. So I found something about the director of Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn and his story was sad just because I found it ironic and that he died the day after his 88th birthday. I also chose this article because the movie Bonnie and Clyde. I never saw it, but I know that it's a popular movie and the characters are still popular just because there's a song by Jay-Z and Beyonce called Bonnie and Clyde and it's about love and violence.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11439553
"There is nothing good or bad, 
but thinking makes it so."


-William Shakespeare

Saturday is last day to register to vote! No matter how you intend to vote be a part of the process!

Elections are about choices, and you face a very clear choice this year.

I was born and raised in Nevada and I still live here today.
 I love this state and fight hard every day to help strengthen
Nevada's working families and get our economy back on track. 

My opponent has a very different approach. In her world,
when the going gets tough, you're on your own. Look no further
than her recent comments when she stood up on behalf of big insurance
companies and declared they should not have to cover mammograms,
colon cancer screenings, autism, and even maternity care.

She wants to kill Social Security and Medicare, privatize the
Veterans Administration and eliminate the Department of Education
and all the financial aid that comes with it.

She called the unemployed "spoiled" while telling them
it's not her job to create jobs.

Nevada can't afford Sharron Angle's extreme agenda.
That's why in this very important election, every
Democrat needs to be registered to vote.

If you're not sure if you're registered to vote,
click here to check your registration.

Saturday is the LAST DAY for Clark County residents
with a Nevada driver's license or state identification card
who have never registered to vote in Nevada
to REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Nevada is one of only nine states that allows
residents to register online

It's important that we take advantage of this unique right.

You can also register by mail until Saturday.
If you don't qualify to register online,
click here to print your mail-in voter registration form.
They must be postmarked by Saturday.

Finally, you can register in person until Oct. 12. 
Click here for a list of places where you can register in person.

Election Day is only a month away. Early vote begins in two weeks.
Time is running out, and it's crucial to
make sure our fellow Democrats are registered to vote.
Pass this message on to your friends and ask them if they're registered.

Together we can beat back Sharron Angle's extreme views.
Sincerely,

Harry Reid
Senate Majority Leader

Make Way for Millennials

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/01/AR2008020102826.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/08/60minutes/main3475200.shtml

http://vimeo.com/9206965

Graphic below from: http://www.flowtown.com/blog/who-are-the-millennials



The greatest generation may be only 10 years old, or as old as 30 (depending on which source you believe). The greatest generation could well be the generation known as the Millennials. 

Millennials are defined as the generation born approximately 1980 to 2000, or in some resources as early at 1977 or as late as 2006. 

They are a large cohort, at over 80 million between ages 9 and 29 in the US today. 

This matches or exceeds the size of the baby boomer generation. 

It is important to consider and understand characteristics of Millennials.  

This generation enjoys group activity, retains close relationships with parents, do more homework and housework and less TV watching, take pride in being smart, are attracted to technology, and are quite ethnically diverse.
        
So, make way for the Millennials!


Click on read more below to read more about the changes the Millennial generation is brining to society.



RIP Tony Curtis

Las Vegan Tony Curtis, movie star, artist, entrepreneur, lecturer passed away at the age of 85.

Google marks Flintstone's 50th with special logo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Paris on high alert, potential Europe and US plot "credible"



Osama Bin Ladin has been confirmed as the instigator of the feared terrorist attack. He is alive, kicking and apparently still in charge.


This threat is primarily Paris, with other European cities, but could also impact the US.


Major Eurpean Cities are on high alert for a large terrorist attack, while the status of security in the US has been raised due to "credible threat" of an organized attack along the lines of the London subway or 9-11 attacks. But some security officials say France and some other governments are over reacting.


From PRI (Public Radio International's) the World:
Police in Paris evacuated the Eiffel Tower last night after they received a bomb threat. It’s the second time the tower has been emptied in two weeks. That’s because France is on a higher than normal state of terror alert. The government raised the level to red plus – its second highest – after it got information that a female suicide bomber was planning an attack on public transport. Since then, at least two train stations have been evacuated and the police have received more than 100 calls about suspicious packages in public places. But the French are treating the alert with suspicion. Anita Elash reports from Paris. Download MP3
"If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uniformed. 
If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” 
-- Mark Twain

Hispanic sterotypes and fear used to sell Sharon Angle to defeat Harry Reid


Sharron Angle spokeswoman condemns her candidate’s ad on immigration


By Delen Goldberg, Las Vegas Sun


The chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Hispanic Caucus, who moonlights as a spokeswoman for Sharron Angle, this week denounced the Republican U.S. Senate candidate's ad on immigration.
Tibi Ellis on Monday told 1060 AM Spanish radio host Edwin Saldarriaga that she doesn't agree with Angle's depiction of illegal immigrants in a campaign ad released earlier this month.
"I condemned this type of propaganda, no matter who is running them, where they blame Mexicans as the only problem and where they attack them as the only source of illegal immigration," Ellis told Saldarriaga. "I don't agree with that."
Ellis stressed to Saldarriaga that she was not representing Angle during the interview. Ellis, however, has served as a spokeswoman for Angle, according to an interview she gave to Texas GOP Vote, in which she recounted a campaign trip she took with Angle to Denton, Texas.

Dracula at UNLV


Count Dracula
By Ted Tiller
October 29 - November 7
A witty version of the classic story of a suave vampire whose passion is sinking teeth into the throats of young women. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, it is a Halloween treat for young and old. Rated PG-13.

Rally to Restore Sanity


I'm going to Jon Stewart.s Rally To Restore Sanity. I've never done anything like this before. Needed an adventure. Booked my plane and hotel! Anyone else going?







Rallies for Political Compromise and "Sanity"

Colbert, Stewart Plan Dueling Marches
to Counter Glenn Beck

Let the march madness begin.


Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will rally their respective troops on Oct. 30 in a battle of the marches in Washington.
Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity (whose message is: Take it down a notch, America) will meet Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive on the National Mall.

“It is happening, people,” Stewart said during his show Thursday. “A million moderate march where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, ‘We are here … we’re only here, though, until 6 because we have a sitter!’ ”

Spurred on by their Web fan base, Comedy Central personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert say they are going to stage a “million moderate march” on the national mall in response to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally.

Stewart is calling the event, scheduled for Oct. 30, a Saturday afternoon, the “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Colbert's mock-conservative character is calling his concurrent counter-march “March to Keep Fear Alive.”

The two events were triggered by fans who staged a Web write-in campaign. That zeal mushroomed shortly after Beck’s rally in late August, The Washington Post reported.


Side note: More American adults 18 to 30 get their primary "news" from Comedy Central and MTV than CNN or FoxNews. Nielson and Pew Trust both confirm this, further blurring the lines between fact and fiction, ratings and accuracy, entertainment and information.

Report above from CBS News Op Ed, the Washington Post, LA Times and Newsmax.com (a conservative "news  service).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

'Star Wars' saga gets 3D makeover

From Variety.com (click here for full article and other news, subscription may be required)


After more than five years of teasing, Lucasfilm disclosed today that work is under way on converting the "Star Wars" saga to 3D. All six pics will get theatrical re-release in stereoscopic starting with "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," which returns to theaters in 2012.


Exact release date has not been announced, but a Lucasfilm spokesperson said the pic will open wide and "as close to day and date (worldwide) as possible."

The prospect of six "Star Wars" pics released in 3D should stifle speculation that the format is a fading fad. It also promises to reintroduce the franchise to young auds who are used to 3D and only know 'Star Wars' from homevideo and the "Clone Wars" Cartoon Network skein.

20th Century Fox will once again distribute. Fox domestic distribution prexy Bruce Snyder called the series "perfectly suited" for 3D and said "I expect this to be as much fun for people that have not experienced 'Star Wars' as it was for people who were there in 1977 staring at the screen with mouth agape."

Spacing of the re-releases has not yet been determined, as that will depend on the pace of the conversion effort.
There are no plans yet for a homevideo release.

John Knoll, visual effects supervisor for Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic, is overseeing the conversion, which is being done by outside vendors with close oversight by ILM.

Knoll said Lucasfilm is committed to ensuring that the 3D conversion delivers results as good as a movie shot and authored in 3D. Knoll said that it'll be used to make the experience more immersive and he'll avoid some of the more jarring, exaggerated uses of 3D that have marked previous stereoscopic pics.

"Having seen a lot of stereo material, I have very strong opinions about what I like and don't like about stereo," Knoll told Variety. "I'm going to be applying my aesthetic. It's not going to look like (conversions) we've seen in the past."
Knoll said there are no plans to add or fix visual effects on the movies. Over the years, Lucas's digital tweaks on the original trilogy pics have generated pushback from fans. 


Read more: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118024771.html?categoryid=13&cs=1#ixzz10t6a2vQO
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Haunted House features Com 101 student

From:EFTHEMES, KYLE


Subject:The Thirteenth Floor Haunted House.


Hey guys, I wanted to let everyone know about a haunted house i have been working for that is brand new. The thirteenth floor is a new haunted house in the Circus CIrcus hotel. It is being created by the same owner of Fright Dome. This Haunted house is located on the thirteenth floor of the hotel and that is really all i can give away besides the fact that it is ridiculously scary and spooky. As a scare actor in this haunted house I can assure you everyone at one point or another will be frightened! Garunteed! If anyone is interested in going through the attraction we will open Friday, Oct. 1 at 2pm. I am still working out discounts and what not, should know thursay, but hey if your interested let me know and i'll see if i can hook it up. :)

Study links first four weeks of term

Week one review: Unit 1 Notes (click here)

Week two review: Unit 2 Notes (click here)

Week three review: Unit 3 Notes (click here)

Week four review: Unit 4 Notes (click here)

Jillian's Notes: Review key concepts of couse to date (click here)

Midterm practice test (not the test you will take, but a study guide)- click here

Quiz 1 Practice (click here)

Quiz 2 Practice (click here)

Quiz 3 Practice (click here)

Review Chapter reports
Review notes from lecture
Read the chapters assigned for weeks 1 to 4

Free Macbeth from Henderson Shakespeare in the Park


Click on image to enlarge. These evens are free of charge. 
Support Shakespeare and the arts by attending one or more performances.

Extra Income as part of research study

>Plaza Research in Las Vegas is currently recruiting for a new upcoming paid research study.
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>If you or anyone you know may be interested, please review the general requirements and click on the appropriate link below to complete the online application for the study. All answers will be reviewed and qualified applications will be called back on first come first served basis until all seats are filled.
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>STUDY TOPIC ­ SOCIAL ISSUES
>General Requirements ­ Local Clark County residents ages 18 to 71 years old
>Dates ­ October 6th or October 7th, 2010
>Pay for this study ­ $175
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>TO APPLY FOR THIS STUDY CLICK ON THE LINK LISTED BELOW:
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Editor Note: I have not checked this out myself, but I do know people who have earned extra money working for this survey group.

Income Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity for a few ladies looking for some extra income.  We have an opening at our new door at the airport arranging transportation for guests as they arrive in Las Vegas .  There will be two 5 hour shifts offered: 12:00pm – 5:00pm and 5:00pm to 10:00pm and we will need girls there 7 days a week.  If you are looking to supplement your income and make some extra money we would love to talk to you.  The hourly rate is $15.00 per hour and we can be very flexible with your schedule.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,


Kristi Marshall/Account Manager
AWG Destination Services an Alan Waxler Group, LLC
Las Vegas Destination Management, Transportation and Special Event Planning since 1996
Cell 702-250-7550/ Direct 702-527-7450
Fax 702-527-7453/

Editor note: Passed on by a friend but I have not checked out this job offer. I am passing it on to students who may need the money and hours. Again, I have not checked out the employer.

American Association of University Woman

AAUW
Chocolate & Wine
Cheese & Champagne
Tasting
On the PATIO
BOULDER DAM HOTEL
SAT Oct 2nd
6:00 TO 9:00 pm
Tickets $20

Politics, who is holding the chips?

What a difference a year makes. 

In 2009, Republican leaders said using reconciliation 
to pass historic health insurance reform was tantamount to:

"running over the minority, putting them in cement and throwing them in the Chicago River"

Appearing on CNBC last week, the same GOP leaders were asked, 
"Can you use reconciliation to chip away
 and gradually roll back some of the unpopular Obama policies?"

The responses were pretty unbelievable.

"Absolutely."

"Reconciliation is the fastest best path to get there. We do want to use
reconciliation, you ultimately have to use reconciliation to get there."

Monday, September 27, 2010

Forever Dead, vets of first "Living Dead" relive their zombiedom






Image Ten, Inc.Herbert Summer, Josephine Streiner and Jason Richards were among the classic film's undead.


Early Zombies win Undying Loyalty from their Fans
original cast of "Night of the Living Dead" 
still signing autographs


PITTSBURGH—Josephine Streiner, 92, is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is also the oldest living ghoul from the 1968 horror classic "Night of the Living Dead."
"It was definitely one of the highlights of my life," says Mrs. Streiner, who lives in Pittsburgh and appeared in several scenes as short-haired ghoul, or zombie, walking in a nightgown with her arms outstretched.
Like many of the original zombies, now in their 70s and 80s, Mrs. Streiner never imagined that a few minutes on a grainy black-and-white film would, decades later, bring her requests for autographs and other trappings of near-celebrity. But that's show business.
Herbert Summer, 82, was there with his wife, Donna. It was his second convention this year, the first being the Famous Monsters Convention in Indianapolis.
Mr. Summer ran a men's clothing store around the corner from the studio used by the movie's now-celebrated director, George Romero. While eating a sandwich at a nearby deli, Mr. Summer was recruited to be a ghoul, as the living dead were originally called.
"Truthfully, I didn't know what a ghoul was," says Mr. Summer, who appeared in three scenes with a raccoon-like face and a bullet wound to his chest.


Star of "Titanic", SAG Founding "Father" Gloria Stuart passes away in her sleep at age 100




Gloria Stuart, the 1930s Hollywood beauty who gave up acting for 30 years and later became the oldest Academy Award acting nominee as the spunky survivor in Titanic, has died. She was 100.
Stuart died in her sleep on Sunday night at her Los Angeles home, her grandson Benjamin Stuart Thompson said Monday.
In her youth, Stuart was a blond beauty who starred in B pictures as well as some higher-profile ones such as The Invisible Man, Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers of 1935 and two Shirley Temple movies, Poor Little Rich Girl and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. But by the mid-1940s she had retired.
SAG MOURNS LOSS OF FOUNDING MEMBER GLORIA STUART
Los Angeles (September 27, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild deeply mourns the passing of founding member Gloria Stuart, whose contributions to her union, the film industry and world of fine art were a legacy second only to the humanity by which she lived.

Stuart, who won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Old Rose inTitanic, a performance which also garnered Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, turned 100 on July 4 of this year.

She died of cancer Sunday at her home.

“Not everyone receives the recognition they fully deserve in their lifetime, but the Guild was among those fortunate to know what we had before she was gone,” said Screen Actors Guild National President Ken Howard. “Gloria was an exceptional personality in every aspect, a delightful human being, and we take this loss as hard as we would that of any close family member, which she was. In every way, she exemplified the professional artist. She was a lover of life and a fighter.”
Click on "read more" below for further information.