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Nothing Stands Forever — Happy 2nd Birthday, Occupy Wall Street



” Nothing stands forever – not even the inspiration for Occupy Wall Street. But we should recognize this inspiration while we still possess it, while we’re still capable of sharing it with others. It’s not all doom and gloom out there after all. Let’s celebrate solidarity while it’s on the table. And while we’re at it, let’s have ourselves a piece of that birthday cake.”

   The writer is offering a celebration of the Occupy movement and endeavors to persuade the reader that , two years on , it still matters . These iconic images we feel pretty much sum up the entire “temper tantrum” and it’s “value” to society .





   Both of these images speak very eloquently of the accomplishments and lasting value of the “movement” … crap .












A repost from last year celebrating Lucy’s Birthday








Lucille Ball


OCCUPATION: Television Actress, Comedian
BIRTH DATE: August 06, 1911
DEATH DATE: April 26, 1989
EDUCATION: John Murray Anderson School for the Dramatic Arts
PLACE OF BIRTH: Jamestown, New York
PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California




“Born on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, NY, Lucille Ball was a pioneer in comedic acting and production in the television industry. Desilu, the company she formed with her then husband Desi Arnaz, is credited with introducing the 3 camera angle and live audience participation in situation comedies. Her television shows such as “I Love Lucy” are still viewed by millions of viewers each day. “


” Finally, at age 11, Lucille reunited with her mother when Desiree and Ed returned to Jamestown. Even then, Ball had an itching to do something big and when she was 15, she convinced her mother allow her to enroll in a New York City drama school. But despite her longing to make it on the stage, Ball was too nervous to draw much notice.

“I was a tongue-tied teenager spellbound by the school’s star pupil, Bette Davis,” said Ball. The school finally wrote her mother. “Lucy’s wasting her time and ours. She’s to shy and reticent to put her best foot forward.”

She remained in New York City, however, and by 1927 Ball, who had started calling herself Montana and later Diane Belmont found work as a model, first for fashion designer Hattie Carnegie, and then, after overcoming a debilitating bout of rheumatoid arthritis, Chesterfield cigarettes. “




Lucille Ball : Filmography

Actress (115)
Production Manager (5)
Soundtrack (22)
Producer (9)
Director (2)
Thanks (1)
Self (114)


” Remembered as a dizzy sitcom redhead with show business aspirations, Lucille Ball was, in fact, a show business powerhouse and television pioneer. Throughout her teen years, Ball tried unsuccessfully to launch her show business career, finally landing a spot as a “Ziegfeld Girl”. She launched her Hollywood career as one of the “Goldwyn Girls”, but she moved out from the crowd of starlets to starring roles. With “I Love Lucy”, she and husband Desi Arnaz pioneered the 3-camera technique now the standard in filming TV sitcoms, and the concept of syndicating television programs. She was also the first woman to own her own film studio as the head of Desilu Productions . “






  “The Lucille Ball legacy has been
proudly honored right here in Lucy’s hometown of Jamestown by the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy since 1996. For decades, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz played a vital role in television and on the big screen, and we’re fortunate to have the privilege of preserving their
memory and the impact they’ve both had on the world through all of the fun costumes and memorabilia on display awards they were both given,
photographs of both their personal and TV lives, and much more! We’re
constantly swapping out exhibits for new ones, so even if you’ve visited the center before, it’s always a new experience like the first time you visited! “









Lucille Ball

” Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”






Thanks for the laughs Lucy . You were the greatest …

Happy 101st Birthday !






Elvis Presley – Hound Dog (Live)

Elvis Bio

Elvis Presley – All Shook Up


Year Title Label Editors’ Rating
Elvis Presley [1956]
Elvis Presley [1956] RCA/BMG / BMG
Elvis [1956]
Elvis [1956] BMG International
Loving You
Loving You BMG International
Elvis' Christmas Album
Elvis’ Christmas Album RCA Victor
King Creole
King Creole RCA
For LP Fans Only
For LP Fans Only RCA Victor
A Date with Elvis
A Date with Elvis BMG International
Elvis Is Back!/Something for Everybody
Elvis Is Back!/Something for Everybody DCC Compact Classics
G.I. Blues
G.I. Blues BMG
His Hand in Mine
His Hand in Mine RCA
Something for Everybody
Something for Everybody RCA
Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii RCA Victor
Pot Luck with Elvis
Pot Luck with Elvis RCA / BMG International
It Happened at the World's Fair
It Happened at the World’s Fair Follow Dream
Fun in Acapulco
Fun in Acapulco Bmg / Sony Music Entertainment
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Girls! Girls! Girls! BMG / Custom Marketing Group / Sony Music Entertainment
1964 Kissin’ Cousins
Roustabout BMG / Custom Marketing Group / Sony Music Entertainment
Viva Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas Sony Music Entertainment
Girl Happy
Girl Happy BMG / Sony CMG / Sony Music Entertainment
Elvis for Everyone!
Elvis for Everyone! RCA Victor
Harum Scarum
Harum Scarum RCA Victor
1965 Tickle Me
Frankie and Johnny
Frankie and Johnny BMG / Sony Music Entertainment
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Paradise, Hawaiian Style Follow That Dream
1966 Spinout
How Great Thou Art
How Great Thou Art RCA
Double Trouble
Double Trouble
Clambake BMG / Sony Music Entertainment
1968 Speedway
NBC-TV Special ['68 Comeback]
NBC-TV Special [’68 Comeback] RCA
1968 NBC-TV Special RCA
1968 Shake, Rattle & Roll [MBop Direct] MBop Direct/Sound & Vision
From Elvis in Memphis
From Elvis in Memphis RCA
1969 From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis RCA
Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada RCA Victor
On Stage
On Stage RCA
Back in Memphis
Back in Memphis RCA Victor
That's the Way It Is
That’s the Way It Is RCA
Elvis Country
Elvis Country RCA
Love Letters from Elvis
Love Letters from Elvis RCA Victor
Elvis Now
Elvis Now RCA
He Touched Me
He Touched Me RCA
As Recorded at Madison Square Garden
As Recorded at Madison Square Garden RCA
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite RCA
Raised on Rock
Raised on Rock RCA
Good Times
Good Times RCA
Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis
Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis RCA
Promised Land
Promised Land RCA Victor
Today BMG / Bmg
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee BMG Japan / RCA
Moody Blue
Moody Blue RCA
Elvis in Concert
Elvis in Concert RCA
1978 Memories of Elvis RCA
Elvis: The Fool Album
Elvis: The Fool Album RCA / BMG International
Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas
Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas RCA
Viva Elvis: The Album
Viva Elvis: The Album Legacy / RCA
Elvis Presley: Live! RCA
Loving You [Into U]
Loving You [Into U] INTO U
The American Music Heritage, Vol. 2: 1956-1957
The American Music Heritage, Vol. 2: 1956-1957 Frémeaux

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957 colour


Actor (31 titles)

1969The Trouble with Girls
Walter Hale
Steve Grayson
1968Stay Away, Joe
Joe Lightcloud
Scott Hayward/’Tom Wilson’
1967Double Trouble
Guy Lambert
1967Easy Come, Easy Go
Ted Jackson
1966Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Rick Richards
1965Harum Scarum
Johnny Tyronne
Charlie Rogers
1964Viva Las Vegas
Lucky Jackson
1962Girls! Girls! Girls!
Ross Carpenter
1962Kid Galahad
Walter Gulick
1961Wild in the Country
Glenn Tyler
1960Flaming Star
Pacer Burton
1960G.I. Blues
Tulsa McLean
1957Loving You
Deke Rivers

 Don’t Be Cruel

Happy Birthday To The King

Happy 100th birthday, Milton Friedman

  ” Just to take a few minutes to remember this humble yet mind-blowingly brilliant economist,
and as a demonstration of why we need more voices like his to help make freedom cool again, here are just a couple awesome op-eds and
videos for you reading/viewing pleasure. First,from Stephen Moore in the WSJ: “

Happy Birthday Jeff Beck


Beck grew up in Wallington, England. His mother’s piano playing and the family’s radio tuned to everything from dance to classical made sure Beck was surrounded by music from a young age.

“For my parents, who lived through the war, music was a source of comfort to them. Life was tense and music helped them forget about their troubles. I’m sure that made an impression on me,” recalls Beck. “I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio—much to my parent’s disapproval.”

Inspired by the music he heard, it wasn’t long before Beck picked up a guitar and began playing around London. He briefly attended Wimbledon’s Art College before leaving to devote all of his time to music. Beck worked as a session player, with Screaming Lord Sutch – the British equivalent to Screaming Jay Hawkins – and the Tridents before he replaced Eric Clapton as the Yardbirds’ lead guitarist in 1965.”






 ” Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds(Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page are the other two). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rockheavy metaljazz fusion and an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates.[1][2] Beck appears on albums by Mick JaggerKate BushRoger WatersDonovanStevie WonderLes PaulZuccheroCyndi LauperBrian May and ZZ Top. In 1988, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Twins.

He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”[3] and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.[4] MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist”.[1] Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).[5] “







All About Jazz is celebrating Jeff Beck’s birthday today!

Jeff Beck isn\’t your typical guitar legend. His goal, in fact, is to make you forget that he plays guitar. “I don\’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound,” says Beck.”Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off… Read more. ”







” This Jeff Beck recordings listing is arranged in chronological order, except for the recordings he made with the Yardbirds. Jeff Beck was a member of the Yardbirds for two years and some of the recordings he made with them were not released until 14 years later. All records listed are US and England, unless otherwise specified.”


Today, the #USArmy celebrates 237 years of service to our great nation. #ArmyBDay


Happy 237th birthday @USArmy#Padres & @USAA look forward to celebrating all you do at #Army Apprec. Day Sun 6/24 vs. @Mariners#ArmyBday


Happy 237th Birthday @USArmy! Take time today to learn more about the campaign to build the @NatlArmyMuseum#ArmyBDay


I am so grateful to be protected by the best. #ArmyBDay #supportourtroops






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