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Saturday, April 30, 2011

APRIL 30, 1945 ADOLPH HITLER KILLS HIMSELF,,THIS SHOULD BE A WORLD WIDE HOLIDAY EACH YEAR

Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot on 30 April 1945 in his Führerbunker in Berlin.


[ His wife Eva (née Braun), committed suicide with him by ingesting poison.[] That afternoon, in accordance with Hitler's prior instructions, their remains were carried up the stairs through the bunker's emergency exit, doused in petrol and set alight in the Reich Chancellery garden outside the bunker

The Soviet archives record that their burnt remains were recovered and interred in successive locations] until 1970 when they were again exhumed, cremated and the ashes scattered.[




There have been different accounts citing the cause of his death; one that he died by poison onlyand another that he died by a self-inflicted gunshot, while biting down on a cyanide capsule.[

Contemporary historians have rejected these accounts as being either Soviet propaganda[

or an attempted compromise in order to reconcile the different conclusions.[






There was also an eye-witness account that recorded the body showing signs of having been shot through the mouth but this has been proven unlikely

] There is also controversy regarding the authenticity of skull and jaw fragments which were recovered
 Further, the exact location of where Hitler's ashes were scattered also differs, depending on the historical source consulted.

Humans throughout the world celebrate Valentines yet there should be a world wide celebration each year on the death of one of the most heinous persons ever to walk this earth.
 
In honor of all those who fought and died in the millions to keep this planet alive, April 30th of each year should be a international holiday.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LED ZEPPELIN,,,STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN,,LIVE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugxFcmZXDyc&feature=related

FOSTER BROOKS HIGHLIGHTS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbLn7cX-HHg&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQgxS-R8TzA&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcYTQokKdIg&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cEx5yLibVw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxFgl_rLCiI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkHjnA6myl4&feature=related



Foster Brooks was an American actor and comedian most famous for his portrayal of a lovable drunken man in nightclub performances and television programs. Foster Brooks was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 11, 1912. He was one of eight sons. His career started in radio, most notably with station WHAS in Louisville. Brooks was a staff announcer, but his deep baritone voice was well-suited for singing as well. Brooks gained some measure of fame for his reporting of the Ohio River flood of 1937, where he was featured on emergency broadcasts by WHAS and also WSM out of Nashville, Tennessee. In 1952, Brooks appeared on local television in a short-lived spoof of Gene Autry and his `Singing Cowboys.` He later worked in local broadcasting as a radio and TV personality in Buffalo and Rochester, New York before moving to the west coast to launch a career as a standup comic and character actor

TILL DEATH DO WE PART OR UNTIL I CATCH YOU CHEATING

You got to love this guy... This is a true story about a recent


wedding that took place at Clemson University . It was in the local newspaper and even

Jay Leno mentioned it.



It was a huge wedding with about 300 guests.











After the wedding, at the reception,

the groom got up on stage with a

microphone to talk to the crowd.

He said he wanted to thank

everyone for coming, many from

long distances, to support them

at their wedding.

;

He especiall y wanted to thank the bride's

and his family and to thank

his new father-in-law for providing such

a lavish reception.



As a token of his deep appreciation

he said he wanted to give everyone

a special gift just from him.



So taped to the bottom of

everyone's chair, including the

wedding party was an envelope.



He said this was his gift to

everyone, and asked them to

open their envelope.









Inside each manila envelope was

an 8x10 glossy of his bride having

sex with the best man.



The groom had gotten suspicious

of them weeks earlier and had

hired a private detective to tail

them.



He waited so the photos could

sink in for a couple of minutes.



He turned to the best man and

said, 'F---you!' Then he turned

to his bride and said, 'F--- you!'



Then he turned t o the

dumbfounded crowd and said,

'I'm outta here.'



He had the marriage annulled

first thing in the morning.



While most people would have

canceled the wedding

immediately after finding out

about the affair, this

guy goes through with the

charade, as if nothing were wrong.



His revenge--making the bride's

parents pay over $32,000 for a

300-guest wedding and reception,

and best of all, trashing the

bride's and best man's reputations

in front of 300 friends and family

members.



This guy has balls the size of

church bells.



Do you think we might get a

MasterCard 'priceless'

commercial out of this?



Elegant wedding reception

for 300 family members and

friends: $32,000.



Wedding photographs

commemorating the

Occasion: $3,000



Deluxe two-week

honeymoon accommodations

in Maui : $8,500.



The look on everyone's face

when they see the 8x10 glossy

of the bride humping the best

man: Priceless.



There are some things money

can't buy, for everything else

there's MASTERCARD

Thursday, April 21, 2011

DANILLE HOPE WINS "OVER THE RAINBOW" CONTEST AND NOW IS DOROTHY IN THE WIZARD OF OZ PLAY IN LONDON

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Hbd5d1b2E



WIZARD OF OZ PLAY IN LONDON REVIEW BY PETER BROWN

Review by Peter Brown


3 March 2011



Much-heralded, much-anticipated and much-hyped, one of the world's favourite musical films makes the transition to the stage under the auspices of producer/ composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Much of the hype surrounding this new version of 'The Wizard of Oz' is thanks to a BBC TV series, 'Over The Rainbow' which sought to find a new Dorothy and Toto for the show. As a result, advanced ticket sales have already reached astronomical levels, almost ensuring a hugely successful production and a lengthy run.



I won't bother to bore anyone with the plot – if you don't know it by now you're probably an alien visitor from an exo-planet or are a pole-squatting hermit who won't be reading this anyway. So let's get down to business with an assessment of the show.



The first thing to note is that this is quite a faithful adaptation, at least of what we're all used to in the film. The evil monkeys still fly around the witch's castle, and the guards there wear similar coats to those in the film. All our favourite songs are included, with the addition of a few composed by Lord Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. Frankly we could easily do without these which add very little to either the exposition or the overall enjoyment.



Danielle Hope, the winner of the TV show 'Over The Rainbow' seems relaxed and confident in the role of Dorothy and her singing voice, though it never approaches the quality of Judy Garland's, is powerful and has a purity of quality that sits well with the character's innocence and naivety. Ms Hope handles the drama effectively too, as well as managing Toto with considerable aplomb. All-in-all, it's a substantial and commendable performance which, though never approaching greatness, has appealing vitality and freshness.



Michael Crawford is The Wizard, but doesn't seem that confident or comfortable in the role. He starts off well-enough, singing a new Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice song which involves hideously complex lyrics that Mr Crawford deals with perfectly. But in the later scenes, he didn't seem to have the authority that the part needs. Even though the Wizard is a fake, he's a con-man who can convince people of almost anything. But Mr Crawford's Wizard just doesn't have that kind of quality or bearing. In a way, he's too nice and a little bland. Wannah Waddingham, on the other hand, is in exceptional form as the Wicked Witch of the West. Presumably her excellent stint as the witch in 'Into The Woods' prepared her for this part, and she seems to be relishing every evil moment of it.



As with other Lloyd Webber productions, the effects and staging are quite simply stunning. Robert Jones's set and costumes could hardly be better if you had an entire regiment of designers working on them for the rest of the century. The yellow brick road is on a circular revolve with brightly-coloured gardens sprouting from within, and the farm in Kansas, though homely, is shown to be run-down, grey and dismal. This contrasts well with the towering scale of the glitzy-green Emerald City, and the huge industrial pipework inside the Wizard's palace. There's brilliant use of perspective in the scenery which makes the already massive Palladium stage look almost as endless as the prairie.



The twister scene, during which Dorothy and Toto get swept off to The Land of Oz, is created mostly with Jon Driscoll's exceptionally fine projections. Furniture, fence posts and sundry bits and pieces all get swept up inside the tornado as it reeks havoc on the farm. It's actually quite unnerving watching it unfold and is one of the best effects I've seen.



The real star of this show is Toto, Dorothy's dog. Four dogs take on the exhausting and demanding role. Presumably, they have what Mark Twain described as a 'dogmatic gathering' each day to decide who draws the short paw to be dragged behind Dorothy along the yellow brick road. I'm not sure if all the dogs are the same variety – the one I saw was a whitish Westie. Predictably, when Toto makes its first entrance, a wave of maternal 'awwws' spreads round the audience. Toto is pretty cute, but I noticed s/he spent a good deal of time sniffing the stage, and at one point picked up something in its mouth, and then promptly spat it out again after a cursory tasting. A little more rehearsal time might be required, I suspect, especially exploring Toto's naturalistic motivation in the role. At least the dog-star did not relieve itself on Tinman's leg, but it does get substituted during the really scary bits with a stuffed version!



Overall, 'The Wizard of Oz' is actually enormous fun. It never achieves the dizzying heights the film managed to reach in terms of either the quality of performances or the vocals. At the moment, it's clinically efficient but lacks real emotional warmth and that magic ingredient which makes the audience believe they are on the same emotional journey as the characters. Nevertheless, it's an amazing night out – fantastic entertainment for both kids and adults alike.



(Peter Brown)

LONDON THEATRE IN UNITED KINGDOM REVIEWS AND MORE

http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/reviews/index.htm

Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard of Oz, has extended its booking period by 4 months - tickets are now on sale to 15 Jan 2012.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard of Oz, has extended its booking period by 4 months - tickets are now on sale to 15 Jan 2012.




The show opened at the London Palladium 1 March 2011, following previews from 7 February, to moderate notices from the popular press, and currently features Michael Crawford (Wizard to 4 Sep 2011), Danielle Hope (Dorothy - except Tuesday). Sophie Evans, (Dorothy - on Tuesdays and when Danielle is on holiday), Hannah Waddingham (Wicked Witch Of The West), Edward Baker-Duly (Tin Man), David Ganly (Lion), Paul Keating (Scarecrow), Emily Tierney (Glinda).



The Wizard of Oz has music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice .



It is directed by Jeremy Sams, choreography by Arlene Phillips, designed by Rob Jones. produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright.



Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land, helped and hindered by the Witches of Oz, to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Songs include: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, If I Only Had a Heart and We’re Off to See the Wizard.

INFLATO..AMAZING MACHINE THAT MAKES A DOLLAR BILL INTO A TEN DOLLAR BILL...LAUREL AND HARDY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwDAPIFPggY&NR=1

LAUREL AND HARDY,,,YOUR BETTER NOW VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIqMNEwNukE&feature=related


REMEMBER HOW DUMB I USED TO BE...WELL, IM BETTER NOW

BABY SNEEZE FART AT SAME TIME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqjNzFPnPew&NR=1&feature=fvwp

WORKOUT INSTRUCTOR FARTS ON LIVE TELEVISION SHOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG7moLe6_rU&feature=related

REGIS PHILBIN FARTS ON HIS SHOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utTUSh53kI0&feature=related

Fashion model falls twice on runway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0eINGyJHz8&feature=related

Monday, April 18, 2011

BOSTON MARATHON 2011 WON IN 2 HOURS, 3 MINUTES, 2 SECONDS

BOSTON (AP)—Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest 26.2 miles in history to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Then his claim to a world record was swallowed up by the hills.




Not the inclines of Heartbreak Hill that have doomed so many runners before him.



It was the downhill part of the race that makes his time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds ineligible for an official world record. In short: IAAF rules have deemed the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world—long considered the one of the most difficult, too—to be too easy.









































 “You don’t look at world records. You just go,” Mutai said. “If you are strong, you push it. But if you put it in your head, you can’t make it.”





Geoffrey Mutai was almost three minutes faster than the course record set in last year's race.




Mutai outsprinted Moses Mosop down Boylston Street to win by four seconds as the two Kenyans both beat Haile Gebrselassie’s sanctioned world record of 2:03:59. Four men, including third-place finisher Gebregziabher Gebremariam of Ethiopia and American Ryan Hall, broke the course record of 2:05:52 set just last year by Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot.



“These guys obviously showed us what’s possible for the marathon,” said Hall, whose 2:04:58 is the fastest ever run by an American. “I was out there running, and I was thinking to myself, ‘I can’t believe this is happening right now. I’m running a 2:04 pace, and I can’t even see the leaders.’ It was unreal.”



The IAAF must certify a world record, and it is unlikely to approve Mutai’s feat. The international governing body’s Rule 206 requires courses to start and finish near the same point in order to discourage downhill, wind-aided runs and the artificially fast times they can produce. (Boston has a net decline of 459 feet, though the course is dominated by hills going up and down.)



“We had a stunning performance and an immensely fast time here today,” said Tom Grilk, the head of the Boston Athletic Association, after Mutai ran almost a full minute faster than the sanctioned world record. “We in Boston are well-pleased with what has happened, and that’s good unto itself. The definitions of others, I will leave to them.”



IAAF officials did not immediately respond to emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.



Although the organization’s rules clearly disqualify the Boston course from a world record, it does list Cheruiyot’s time in last year’s race among the best times of 2010. Joan Benoit’s 2:22:53 was considered a women’s record in 1983, though that was before the IAAF refined its rules.



Mutai will receive a $50,000 bonus for the world best and another $25,000 for the course record to go with the $150,000 he and women’s winner Caroline Kilel earned for the win. “This gentleman did both things, and we are honored to have played a part in his doing it,” Grilk said.



Kilel won the women’s race to complete the Kenyan sweep, outsprinting American Desiree Davila to win by two seconds in 2:22:36. Davila led as late as the final stretch on Boylston Street and ran the fastest time ever for a U.S. woman, five seconds faster than Benoit, who is now known as Joan Samuelson.



Kara Goucher ran a personal best 2:24:52 to add a fifth-place finish to her third in 2009. No American—man or woman—has won Boston since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985.



“We’re knocking on the door,” Hall said. “I mean 2:08 last year and 2:04 this year … It’s going to come; it’s just a matter of time.”



A year after Cheruiyot lowered the course record by more than a minute, almost 27,000 runners lined up in Hopkinton with temperatures in the high 40s and a 21 mph wind at their back—perfect marathoning weather. Kim Smith, a New Zealander who lives in Providence, took off at a record pace and led the women’s race for more than 20 miles.



The men were more steady, and they were the ones to take down the old mark.



Mutai and Mosop ran side-by-side for the final miles before Mutai pulled ahead for good on Boylston Street. The 19th Kenyan winner in the past 21 years, Mutai raised his arms in the air and grinned.



“When I was coming to Boston, I was not trying to break the world record. But I see the gift from God,” Mutai said. “I’m happy. I don’t have more words to add.”



Cheruiyot, who had been recovering from a car accident in Kenya, finished sixth. Defending women’s champion Teyba Erkesso dropped out before reaching the halfway point.



The women’s pack let Smith go, falling almost a minute behind. But 20 miles in, as she ran down Commonwealth Avenue in Newton toward Heartbreak Hill, she began to stutter-step.



Soon, she had stopped completely to rub her right calf. It was only for a few seconds, but when she resumed she had clearly slowed and the pack was upon her less than a mile later. Among them was Davila.



The American ran with Kenyans Kilel and Sharon Cherop through Chestnut Hill and briefly broke out of her rhythm to wave as the crowd began chanting, “U-S-A!” The three swapped leads down Beacon Street in Brookline, and Davila led even on the final stretch before Kilel outkicked her.



“It was the most excitement I’ve had in a race ever and just really carried me the last six miles,” Davila said. “I felt that energy, and I felt comfortable at the front and pushing the pace because of that. It really just carried me through to the finish line.”



Masazumi Soejima and Wakako Tsuchida gave Japan a sweep of the men’s and women’s wheelchair divisions. It was the fifth straight win for Tsuchida and the second overall for Soejima.

ANGELA FROM THE ROARING TWENTIES


ROARING 1920'S VIDEO



ANGELAs fur coat is from 1921 and her hat is from that same date and behind her is a 1936 Wurlitzer Juke Box.

 
The Roaring Twenties is a phrase used to describe the 1920s, principally in North America, but also in London, Berlin and Paris. The phrase was meant to emphasize the period's social, artistic, and cultural dynamism. 'Normalcy' returned to politics in the wake of World War I, jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood, Art Deco peaked, and finally the Wall Street Crash of 1929 served to punctuate the end of the era, as The Great Depression set in. The era was further distinguished by several inventions and discoveries of far-reaching importance, unprecedented industrial growth, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, and significant changes in lifestyle and culture.



The spirit of the Roaring Twenties was marked by a general feeling of discontinuity associated with modernity, a break with traditions. Everything seemed to be feasible through modern technology. New technologies, especially automobiles, moving pictures and radio proliferated 'modernity' to a large part of the population. Formal decorative frills were shed in favor of practicality in both daily life and architecture. At the same time, jazz and dancing rose in popularity, in opposition to the mood of the specter of World War I. As such, the period is also often referred to as the Jazz Age.



Immortalized in movies and magazine covers, young women’s fashion of the 1920s was both a trend and a social statement, a breaking-off from the rigid Victorian way of life. These young, rebellious, middle-class women, labeled ‘flappers’ by older generations, did away with the corset and donned slinky knee-length dresses, which exposed their legs and arms. The hairstyle of the decade was a chin-length bob, of which there were several popular variations. Cosmetics, which until the 1920s was not typically accepted in American society because of its association with prostitution, became, for the first time, extremely popular.[

WISH UPON A STAR POEM...BY MARK SHAPIRO AKA WIZARDOFBAUM




                                                  WISH UPON A STAR


As I lay in my bed at night
I close my eyes and envison a sight

For though you are afar
I wish upon a star


To send my love to ye
For I do love thee

My heart pitter patters at your sight
And takes away all my pain and blight

Your beauty lies in your soul
For you to love me is my goal

So when I wish upon a star so high
I see us flying with wing in the sky

Holding and kissing your cherry lips
Your mere presence and beauty can sink ships

I love you in the true essence of the word
For you are my angel who flies like a bird

When I wish upon a star that twinkles and shine
I send you my soul, spirit and being, and pray to make you mine.

WE MET BEFORE POEM...by MARK SHAPIRO AKA WIZARDOFBAUM

http://wizardofbaum.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-post_20.html

Friday, April 15, 2011

KOBE BRYANTS 81 POINTS ON YOUTUBE IN THREE MINUTES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeXZY4eVLlo&feature=related

WALTER BRUENING DIES AT 114 YEARS OLD..WORLDS OLDEST MAN AND HIS SECRECTS TO LONG LIFE




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GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Walter Breuning's earliest memories stretched back 111 years, before home entertainment came with a twist of the radio dial. They were of his grandfather's tales of killing Southerners in the Civil War.



Breuning was 3 and horrified: "I thought that was a hell of a thing to say."



But the stories stuck, becoming the first building blocks into what would develop into a deceptively simple philosophy that Breuning, the world's oldest man at 114 before he died Thursday, credited to his longevity.



Here's the world's oldest man's secret to a long life:



• Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. ("Every change is good.")



• Eat two meals a day ("That's all you need.")



• Work as long as you can ("That money's going to come in handy.")



• Help others ("The more you do for others, the better shape you're in.")



Then there's the hardest part. It's a lesson Breuning said he learned from his grandfather: Accept death.



"We're going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you're born to die," he said.



Breuning died of natural causes in a Great Falls hospital where he had been a patient for much of April with an undisclosed illness, said Stacia Kirby, spokeswoman for the Rainbow Senior Living retirement home where Breuning lived.



He was the oldest man in the world and the second-oldest person, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. Besse Cooper of Monroe, Ga. — born 26 days earlier — is the world's oldest person.



In an interview with The Associated Press at his home in the Rainbow Retirement Community in Great Falls last October, Breuning recounted the past century — and what its revelations and advances meant to him — with the wit and plain-spokenness that defined him. His life story is, in a way, a slice of the story of the country itself over more than a century.



___



At the beginning of the new century — that's the 20th century — Breuning moved with his family from Melrose, Minn., to De Smet, S.D., where his father had taken a job as an engineer.



That first decade of the 1900s was literally a dark age for his family. They had no electricity or running water. A bath for young Walter would require his mother to fetch water from the well outside and heat it on the coal-burning stove. When they wanted to get around, they had three options: train, horse and foot.



His parents split up and Breuning moved back to Minnesota in 1912. The following year, as Henry Ford was creating his first assembly line, the teenager got a low-level job with the Great Northern Railway in Melrose.



"I'm 16 years old, had to go to work on account of breakup of the family," he said.



That was the beginning of a 50-year career on the railroad. He was a clerk for most of that time, working seven days a week.



In 1918, his boss was promoted to a position in Great Falls and he asked Breuning to come along.



There wasn't a lot keeping Breuning in Minnesota. His mother had died the year before at age 46 and his father died in 1915 at age 50. The Montana job came with a nice raise — $90 a month for working seven days a week, "a lot of money at that time," he said.



Breuning, young and alone, was overwhelmed at first. Great Falls was a bustling town of 25,000 with hundreds of people coming and going every day on trains that arrived at all hours.



"You go down to the depot and there'd be 500 people out there all climbing into four trains going in four directions," he said.



World War I was still raging in Europe, and Breuning, who had just turned 20, signed up for military service but wasn't called up. He wanted to join an Army unit formed by Ralph Budd, who was the railroad's vice president at the time and who later would become its president.



He sent Budd an application, and the reply was disappointing. Budd said Breuning couldn't join the unit because he wanted the young man to get a college education. The war ended later that year.



"So I never got into the war. The war ended too quick for me," Breuning said.



___



The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1919 and the nation was riding a postwar wave into the Roaring `20s.



Walter Breuning bought his first car that year.



It was a secondhand Ford and cost just $150. Breuning remembered driving around town and spooking the horses that still crowded the dirt streets.



"We had more damn runaways back in those days," Breuning said. "Horses are just scared of cars."



The year may have started well, but it went downhill fast. Drought struck. The price of hay skyrocketed and farmers had to sell their cattle. It was the first wave of agricultural depressions that would hit Montana over the next two decades.



The railroad started laying off people. Breuning had some seniority, so rather than losing his job, he was transferred to Butte. It was there he met his future wife, Agnes.



Agnes Twokey worked for the railroad as a telegrapher. She and Breuning worked the same shift in the office, and they got along well. Their friendship turned into a two-year courtship, and then they got married and returned to Great Falls.



Things were looking up for Breuning, Montana and the nation. Great Falls gave Montana its first licensed radio station in 1922. The following year, Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons fought for the world heavyweight championship east of Great Falls in Shelby.



Breuning was optimistic. He and his wife bought property for $15 and planned to build a house.



Then it all went off the tracks. The Great Depression struck.



"Everybody got laid off in the `30s," Breuning said. "Nobody had any money at all. In 1933, they built the civic center over here. Sixty-five cents an hour, you know. That was the wage — big wage."



People began to arrive in Great Falls searching for work. He recalled transplants from North Dakota telling tales of desperate families pulling weeds from the ground and cooking them up for food.



Breuning's seniority paid off again — he held onto his job. But he and his wife never built their house. They sold the lot for $25, making a tidy $10 profit. It turned out to be the only time Breuning ever owned property — he was renter for the rest of his life.



Despite the hard times of the decade, he said what he considered the nation's greatest achievement came in 1935, when President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law as part of his New Deal.



"I think when Roosevelt created Social Security, he probably did the best thing for people," Breuning said. "You hear so much about throwing Social Security out. Don't look for it. Hang on to your hat. It'll never go away."



___



World War II lifted the nation out of its economic slump. Industry went into overdrive to support the war. With the men headed overseas to fight, the women took their places in factories.



Montana's Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, was the sole vote against the U.S. entry into the war.



By that time, Breuning was in his 40s and too old to be drafted. So he kept working on the railroad.



The man who otherwise preached kindness and service to others acknowledged that he had mixed feelings about the war and the Nazis. He expressed some sympathy toward Hitler.



The war ended in 1945 when President Harry Truman dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The debate over whether Truman did the right thing was argued in the streets and cafes of Great Falls.



Breuning stuck up for Truman, saying there probably would have been a lot more people killed had Truman not made the decision to bomb the Japanese.



"I think he did pretty dang good," Breuning said. "But you know, all presidents done something good. Well, most of them. Except that last one."



Breuning, a self-described Republican, meant President George W. Bush.



"He got us into war. We can't get out of war now," he said. "I voted for him. But that's about all. His father was a pretty good president, not too bad. The kid had too much power. He got himself wrapped up and that's it."



___



The 1950s brought rock-and-roll, put the U.S. in the middle of the Korean War and kicked off the space race with the USSR's launch of Sputnik. The world was introduced to Elvis Presley, Fidel Castro and Sen. Joseph McCarthy.



For Walter Breuning, the 1950s was marked by the death of his wife. Agnes died in 1957 after 35 years of marriage. The couple didn't have any children.



More than 50 years later, Breuning kept his feelings on his marriage and Agnes' death guarded.



"We got along very good," was about all he'd say. "She wouldn't like to spend money, I'll tell you that."



Breuning never remarried. "Thought about it. That's about it."



He did what he always did. He kept working.



Work was a constant in Breuning's life, what he did to get through the hard times and what he used to keep his mind active. One of the worst things a person can do is retire young, Breuning said.



"I remember we had a worker in the First National Bank one time retired early. He wanted to go fishing and hunting so bad. Two months (later) and he went back to the bank. He got his fishing and hunting all done and he wanted to go back to work," Breuning said.



"Don't retire until you're darn sure that you can't work anymore. Keep on working as long as you can work and you'll find that it's good for you," he added.



The same year the Beatles released their first album, Breuning decided it was time for him to retire from the railroad at age 67. It was 1963 and he had put in 50 years as a railroad worker.



But he stuck by his philosophy and kept working. He became the manager and secretary for the local chapter of the Shriners, a position he held until he was 99.



But he remained a fiercely loyal railroad man, so loyal that he only took an airplane once in his life, and that was to attend the funeral of a relative in Minneapolis.



His beloved railroad underwent many changes soon after he left. In 1970 it merged with other railroad companies to become the Burlington Northern Railroad.



His fellow clerks began to feel the effects of technology. In the 1970s, computers started changing industries and the need for manpower. At the railroad, men and women were laid off at depots and freight offices. Superintendents and clerks like Breuning were given their walking papers.



But even with so many of his former co-workers out of jobs, Breuning was adamant that the rise of the computer was good for the railroad industry and the world.



"I think every change that we've ever made, ever since I was a child — 100 years — every change has been good for the people," Breuning said. "My God, we used to have to write with pen and ink, you know, (for) everything. When the machines came, it just made life so much easier."



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Breuning had lived in a sparse studio apartment in the Rainbow Senior Living retirement center since 1980.



When he was recognized as the world's oldest man and brought the retirement home some notoriety, he was offered a larger room. Breuning said no, Rainbow executive director Tina Bundtrock said in October.



Breuning would spent his days in an armchair outside the Bundtrock's office in a dark suit and tie, sitting near a framed Guinness certificate proclaiming him the world's oldest man.



He would eat breakfast and lunch and then retire to his room in the early afternoon. He'd visit the doctor just twice a year for checkups and the only medication he would take was aspirin, Bundtrock said.



His good health was due to his strict diet of two meals a day, Breuning said.



"How many people in this country say that they can't take the weight off?" he said. "I tell these people, I says, 'Get on a diet and stay on it. You'll find that you're in much better shape, feel good.'"



He had no family left but a niece and a nephew. They visited a couple of times at the retirement home, but they were strangers to him, he said.



Breuning's real family, his support group, was there in the Rainbow.



"Yeah, we're all one big family, I tell you that. We all talk to each other all the time. That's what keeps life going. You talk," he said.



Breuning talked current affairs with the other residents. One of his main causes was to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.



"War never cured anything. Look at the North and South right today. They're still fighting over the damn war. They'll never get over that," he said.



Along with debating others about the fate of the nation, Breuning also spent time a lot of time reflecting. Sitting in his armchair, he would reach back across the century and lose himself in a flood of memories that began with his grandfather's Civil War stories.



He also thought about what might have been. After 97 years in Montana, Breuning said he thought back to his transfer to Great Falls back in 1913.



What course would he have gone on, how different would that century have been for him if he had stayed in Minnesota?



"Sometimes I wonder what would have happened had I not moved to Great Falls. I think about that once in a while. What would have happened?" Breuning said. "I had a good job back (in Minnesota). But life is good here too."



But he didn't regret anything, and he implored others to follow his philosophy.



"Everybody says your mind is the most important thing about your body. Your mind and your body. You keep both busy, and by God you'll be here a long time," he said.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

1939 WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ TO BE REMADE INTO STEREOSCOPIC 3D PRODUCTION

Starz Animation Toronto, Multiple Media Entertainment (MME), and Gigapix Studios are about to update a classic and beloved film in a new stereoscopic 3D production.

Its working title is OZ3D, and it's a $20 million high-tech adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Michael Taylor and Drew Craig of MME are Executive Producing. The script was penned by Connor Pritchard (co-creator of the new Comedy Central series Workaholics). The deal was brokered by Starz Animation's EVP Jeff Young.

Worldwide distribution for the film will be handled by MME. MME and Gigapix have entered into a US representation agreement with Gigapix Studios' distribution company, Gigapix Releasing, securing through its newly formed P&A fund, a minimum commitment of $10MM for a theatrical release on a minimum 1,000 screens.

Starz Animation's Rob Silvestri will be directing. Previously Rob created and directed the multiple award-winning animated short Ormie and worked extensively on Gnomeo & Juliet and the Tim Burton produced animated film 9.

According to Taylor, "Coming off the tremendous job that Starz Animation Toronto did on the hit CG animated feature film Gnomeo and Juliet, they were undeniably the place to go for world class production talent and experience to execute on such an internationally known and beloved property like OZ."

"We're thrilled to now step into the producing role and maximize the strength of our studio on all levels," Young added, "Creatively, the OZ3D project is hilarious, perfect for the modern audience and at the same time is respectful of the underlying material."

President of Gigapix Studios David Pritchard commented, "Working with Starz Animation and MME gives us an unparalleled combination of creative talent and executive experience that provides an excellent foundation for building a long lasting relationship to create and produce high quality animation for OZ3D as well as other projects to come."

CG-animation and Visual Special Effects studio Starz Animation is a partnership with majority ownership recently purchased by a Canadian investor group. Starz LLC, a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation remains a minority partner in the new Canadian operations.

Multiple Media Entertainment, founded by Drew Craig and Michael Taylor, is a full service media content distribution company with offices in Toronto and Vancouver, involved in all aspects of content creation, including co-development, co-production, distribution, product integration, branded content and barter distribution.

Gigapix Studios is a diversified independent entertainment company in California, encompassing film, television, new media, and distribution through the newly formed Gigapix Releasing.

Photo related to the Memory of the World Nomination United States of America - The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming 1939), produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Memory of the World is UNESCO's programme aiming at preservation and dissemination of valuable archive holdings and library collections worldwide. UNESCO is the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization

SELENA GOMEZ AND JUSTIN BIEBER WANT TO REMAKE "THE WIZARD OF OZ"..not TRUE

CLAIM: Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Want to Remake ‘The Wizard of Oz’


HollywoodLife Justin Bieber Selena Gomez The Wizard of Oz Wizards of Waverly Place



11:13 am, April 13th, 2011






“Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber Reportedly Want To Remake The Wizard of Oz!” exclaims HollywoodLife without bothering to fact-check whether or not it’s true.



The site goes on to gush, “We’re totally on board!”



HollywoodLife quotes a supposed “source” who says, “Selena has loved the Wizard of Oz since she was a kid and she’s still obsessed with it.”



“Her dream role would be Dorothy in a remake but she’d settle for a Munchkin just to be in it,” continues the site, adding, “She’s got Justin hooked on the movie… [and] thinks they may both be contenders for a role.”



HollywoodLife argues that “with her Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place coming to an end, it seems it would be simple for Selena, 18, to go from one wizard to another.”



Despite the blog’s ridiculous logic, there’s nothing to this story whatsoever.



A source close to Gomez tells Gossip Cop it’s “not true” that she’s trying to recruit Bieber for a remake of the classic film.



HollywoodLife… if they only had a brain.

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber NOT Remaking 'Wizard of Oz'7 comment(s)April 14, 2011 07:32:10 GMT




It was only a rumor when a gossip site heard from a source that the dating couple are looking forward to work together in a movie.








© /WENN Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are not making a film together, at least not in the near future. "Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber to Remake The Wizard of Oz", a new headline from ShowbizSpy was quickly debunked by Gossip Cop who quoted a source as saying, "not true".



Showbiz Spy first heard about the rumor from a source "close to" Selena who said that the actress is obsessed about the children story. "Her dream role would be Dorothy in a remake but she'd settle for a Munchkin just to be in it. Now she's got Justin hooked on the movie, Selena thinks they may both be contenders for a role," the source said.



Moreover, it was said that Selena is keen on the idea of an easy transition from being a teen wizard on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place" to "Wizard of Oz".



But one thing that's true is Justin looking for a new acting job. "I definitely want to do more acting, and further my career in that area, that's something I would love to do," he said during a recent interview on "The Kyle & Jackie O Show".

TOP TEN TALLEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD FOR YEAR 2011

http://www.tiptoptens.com/2011/01/22/top-10-tallest-women-in-the-world/

Saturday, April 9, 2011

THE FACTOR trained by Bob Baffert will win the Kentucky Derby in May, 2011

THE FACTOR will win the Kentucky Derby in May, 2011 and this video is a preview will show why and that is THE FACTOR has sprinters speed and notice how he holds his head leaning forward and though very quick, uses that quickness to his superior advantage for going slower than his all out speed, still is faster than his foes going all out to his pacing.
THE FACTOR is blossoming into a great horse and though its too early to call any horse great, THE FACTOR has the athletic ability like having Usain Bolt use his speed to run a mile, which if he trained, he could.

THE FACTOR romps in 2011 Rebel Stakes going distance for the first time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF5e5e1O5BI

THE FACTOR blazing speed for seven furlongs winning 2011 stakes at Santa Anita meet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8fdk_PDYS0&feature=related

THE FACTOR maiden victory and breaking track record at Santa Anita 2011 meet for six furlongs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKH84qN4sxQ&feature=related

BOB BAFFERT, TRAINER SPEAKS  ON ,,,THE FACTOR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rko7ADd_ZA0&feature=related

SURFSIDE HOMES BY THE SEA IN HUNTINGTON BEACH COMMUNITY POOL TURNED OVER TO TWO DUCKS AND THEIR THIRTEEN CHICKS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDyx9dejN0I

SOUTH POOL VIDEO (there are two pools in the project) wheras Board allowed two ducks and their thirteen chicks to take over the pool shutting out 330 homeowners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnrFlnPo0lU&NR=1

SURFSIDE HOMES BY THE SEA VIDEO

Surfside Homes by the Sea is a beach front community located in Huntington Beach, California, that has closed the pool so two mallards can raise their thirteen chicks.The Board even used homeowners monies to use a child hold on for the pool and use it now for a ramp for the chicks .Homeowners arent notified of the closure either through the community newspaper or any sign posted as for the reason they shut down the pool which is for the duck family, who at last check, do not pay dues.


This is a community of 330 homeowners in a community next door to Newport Beach.

Part of the homeowners rights is to use the pool since they own it in partnership and maintain it using dues to maintain the pool fit for human use.



In the year 2009 and 2010 the health department shut down the south pool for health reasons resulting from the duck droppings.The pools were shut down for three months and longer due to having the entire surface sand blasted when they ducks leave and drain the pool and do the same to the pool.



There  are many remedies to discourage any bird from coming back year after year,yet this Board apparently would rather turn homeowners use of the pool and money to allow two ducks and their 13 chicks to take over.

If this was your personal pool on your property, would you allow a duck family take over your pool and deny you and your family use  for it for minimum four months and then pay the enormous bills it will take to be legally able to use it for yourself and your family or anyone else due to the birds droppings in the pool and deck area is unhealthy.

At Surfside Homes by the Sea, Huntington Beach, California, seven homeowners (Board Members) which constitutes decisions for 330 homeowners,  think its better to allow two ducks and thirteen chicks have a safe environment for the ducks, using homeowner funds to do it and banning 330 homeowners who legally own the pool and pay for the maintenance of it for use by themselves, friends and families .




O SOUTHSOHUNTINGTON BEACH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY SHUTS DOWN SAME POOL APRIL 28. 2010 DUE TO DUCK DROPPINGS.

WIZOHAIR

Wizohair, a wizard of oz collector, poses with his 20 inch hair making him seven foot eight in height  and with shoes close to eight feet tall.

"My dad had a napoleonic complex because he was short and so I wanted him to be proud of me for being this tall", stated Wizo.

Only problem has been walking through doors, getting his hair caught in fans and has been sued for having his hair destroy things on ceilings and even a rare bird died in his hair immediately from the hair spray.

"I was found innocent because they found there was no intent on my part but it did cost me $25,000 in legal fees which is about what I spend on hairspray each year".



Wiz makes a living renting his hair out for advertising signs and  flags pinned to his hair and for christmas has been hired as a christmas tree.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

KANGAROO VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx_UwaODxHw

VIRGIN GROUP TO GO TO DEEPEST PARTS OF THE WORLD IN THE OCEAN

Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group, is set to dive into the deepest parts of the ocean in a new custom-built submarine that he will co-pilot this year and next.




And the dives -- five are planned -- will be feeding trip data back to Google Earth, Google's free 3-D mapping software, as well as scientists from USC, the University of Hawaii, University of Alaska, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California.



"Our mission for Google Earth is to create a virtual mirror of the world and help users learn and understand about the world they live in, including the oceans," said Anne Espiritu, a Google spokeswoman, in an email. "With this expedition, we hope to better understand the unique conditions and ecosystems that exist in the oceans and share them with the world through Google Earth."



The Virgin Oceanic submarine will be driven by Branson and Chris Welsh, a pilot and Orange County entrepreneur, and take five dives over the next two years.



The first expedition is scheduled for later this year with a 36,201-foot plunge into the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, which Virgin says is the deepest unexplored point on the planet.



The submarine is 18 feet long and expected to be able to dive well below 36,000 feet deep, the Virgin Group said on a website detailing the mission.



After the initial dive, trips by the Virgin Oceanic sub are planned into the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic Ocean (28,232 feet deep), the Molloy Deep in the Arctic Ocean (18,399 feet), the South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean (23,737 feet) and Diamantina in the Indian Ocean (26,401 feet).



Altogether, the submarine should end up diving deeper than any operating military sub, deeper than a sperm whale and much deeper than the Titanic's final resting place.



As our sister blog L.A. Now reported, Branson, who is a British billionaire and has set various travel and speed records, said the goal of of the dives was to make scientific discoveries, such as cataloging new species of sealife, and to "educate the world about secrets hidden in its depths."



Of course, Branson, being a businessman, is also keeping in mind possible deep-sea travel possibilities, L.A. Now reported.



"Great businesses can come from great challenges," Branson said. "We believe there are thousands of people who would like to experience oceans and become aquanauts."



A move into uncharted travel-industry waters wouldn't be an odd one for Virgin. The company already has its Virgin Galactic space-travel business up and running with an initial manned flight taking place last October and commercial flights planned.


Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group, is set to dive into the deepest parts of the ocean in a new custom-built submarine that he will co-pilot this year and next.




And the dives -- five are planned -- will be feeding trip data back to Google Earth, Google's free 3-D mapping software, as well as scientists from USC, the University of Hawaii, University of Alaska, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California.



"Our mission for Google Earth is to create a virtual mirror of the world and help users learn and understand about the world they live in, including the oceans," said Anne Espiritu, a Google spokeswoman, in an email. "With this expedition, we hope to better understand the unique conditions and ecosystems that exist in the oceans and share them with the world through Google Earth."



The Virgin Oceanic submarine will be driven by Branson and Chris Welsh, a pilot and Orange County entrepreneur, and take five dives over the next two years.



The first expedition is scheduled for later this year with a 36,201-foot plunge into the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, which Virgin says is the deepest unexplored point on the planet.



The submarine is 18 feet long and expected to be able to dive well below 36,000 feet deep, the Virgin Group said on a website detailing the mission.



After the initial dive, trips by the Virgin Oceanic sub are planned into the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic Ocean (28,232 feet deep), the Molloy Deep in the Arctic Ocean (18,399 feet), the South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean (23,737 feet) and Diamantina in the Indian Ocean (26,401 feet).



Altogether, the submarine should end up diving deeper than any operating military sub, deeper than a sperm whale and much deeper than the Titanic's final resting place.



As our sister blog L.A. Now reported, Branson, who is a British billionaire and has set various travel and speed records, said the goal of of the dives was to make scientific discoveries, such as cataloging new species of sealife, and to "educate the world about secrets hidden in its depths."



Of course, Branson, being a businessman, is also keeping in mind possible deep-sea travel possibilities, L.A. Now reported.



"Great businesses can come from great challenges," Branson said. "We believe there are thousands of people who would like to experience oceans and become aquanauts."



A move into uncharted travel-industry waters wouldn't be an odd one for Virgin. The company already has its Virgin Galactic space-travel business up and running with an initial manned flight taking place last October and commercial flights planned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_Sk_XEHfqwk#at=80

TAKE THE TRIP ON YOUTUBE.