The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: ‘The Dark Knight’

Originally posted on PopWatch:

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There’s before The Dark Knight, and there’s after The Dark Knight. Before The Dark Knight, superhero movies were big for Hollywood and Christopher Nolan was a culty stylist and everyone loved Batman. After The Dark Knight, superhero movies were the defining Hollywood product and Christopher Nolan was everyone’s favorite Hollywood director and everyone really loved Batman.

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Watch: Stephen Colbert Sends Himself off on ‘The Daily Show’

Originally posted on Variety:

Even though Stephen Colbert won’t replace David Letterman until 2015, Colbert stopped by his old stomping grounds as a send off to himself.

Appearing on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” where Colbert used to work as a correspondent, the satirical talk show host broke the news to Stewart that he will be ending his long-standing show, “The Colbert Report.” Although Stewart made clear that he already knew this tragic news, Colbert continues to explain his reasoning (and it’s not because of Letterman).

“You see, there is no mountain left for me to climb,” Colbert jokes. “It has become clear to me that I have won television.”

The two hosts talk about Colbert’s potential next move, which won’t be taking over Letterman because “some fat guy” got the job. But what upsets Colbert the most is that “The Daily Show” never aired a “best of” montage when Colbert originally departed to…

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Stripes

Originally posted on Cee's Photography:

Here is my entry for A Photo a Week Challenge with the topic of stripes .  I hope you enjoy my point of view on stripes.
Faint stripes on Freddie's tail and leg.
Faint stripes on Freddie’s tail and leg.
Stripes on one of my geodesic rocks.
Stripes on one of my geodesic rocks.
Stripes on a parrot tulip bud.
Stripes on a parrot tulip bud.

Qi (energy) hugs,


I write Photography Tips and Tricks posts for the everyday photographers without all the technical mumbo jumbo. If you ever want electronic copies of my photographs, please contact me. Check out my left side bar for menu options.

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Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Twitter is the king of real time news, but people’s eagerness to retweet juicy stories sometimes outweighs their willingness to verify the facts first, leading them to parrot misinformation. That’s why the most intersting thing about Facebook’s partnership with Storyful to create a Newswire isn’t about refferal traffic or helping journalists find things to cover. It’s that putting Storyful’s news verification process in the spotlight could make the Internet more trustworthy.

The fundamental problem is that people love being the first on their block to share a big news story. Whether it’s a natural disaster, celebrity death, geopolitical crisis, or a manhunt, we crave to be seen as having our fingers on the pulse of the world. The allure of hundreds of likes or retweets can cloud our bullshit detectors. And so we blindly share.


There are plenty of examples of how falsehoods spiral out of control on social media…

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‘Parks and Recreation’ finale ending: What did you think?

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[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this story until you have watched tonight's season finale of Parks and Recreation.]

So… that happened. Or will happen three years from now.

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‘Parks and Recreation’: 9 hints about tonight’s finale

Originally posted on Inside TV:

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Are you ready to rock and/or roll with the merger? The Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert — and a whole lot of other events — will take place in the season 6 finale of Parks and Recreation on Thursday at 8 p.m. The hourlong episode is brimming with famous guests, plot twists, and, yes, a decision from Leslie (Amy Poehler) on whether she’ll stay in Pawnee to raise triplets or move her family to Chicago so she can take a dream job at the National Parks Service. Want a few more hints about the big night? Executive producer Michael Schur has you covered:

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′: Watch Spidey meet the man who will be Electro

Originally posted on Inside Movies:

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Stopping crime? Warding off evil? Saving the human race? It’s just another day on the job for Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man.

But while Spidey spends most of his days keeping the good citizens of New York out of harm’s way, this particular meeting is a little different — namely because it involves an Oscorp employee named Max (Jamie Foxx) who will become significant in Spider-Man’s life later on.

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Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

WordPress maker Automattic’s acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit , a New York-based startup that had developed a platform for people to build websites without needing to know any code, or, in the words of co-founders Cody Brown and Kate Ray announcing the news, “a process for making the web that was more like drawing on a piece of paper.”

The Scroll Kit editor is being shut down in three months as its co-founders integrate some of the features into WordPress. “I can’t go into details about what we’re working on but I can say that we’re shutting down Scroll Kit so we can work on the core product,” Brown tells me. “We’re drawn to WordPress because it’s an opportunity to take the best features inside Scroll Kit and reach an audience that is many magnitudes larger.”


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IBQ Writing Prompt: Fantasy Vacation and The Wanderer

Originally posted on Cee's Photography:


This week’s prompt is:  Fantasy Vacation

Since the WordPress daily prompt meshes well with the IBQ prompt of the week, I’m adding my reply to the WP daily prompt.

Note:  For once I can look for photos that are not mine.  

Just for the fun of it, I think I will pick my five top vacation spots from my top five countries that viewed my blog this morning.  I won’t count the USA because that is where I live.

My viewers as of this morning.

So the five counties I would visit are

  1. Finland
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Israel
  4. South Africa
  5. Netherlands

Below you will find some photos that would draw me to those countries.

For Chris’ IBQ challenge would all be done in a week.  Of course it can, because it is a fantasy and I say in my fantasy time stands still.  I can linger in any place as long as I…

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Originally posted on NBC Sports Pressbox:

Live Coverage Begins Friday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET with Team USA vs. Belarus

NBCSN Will Present More Than 40 Hours of IIHF World Championship Coverage, Including All Team USA Games

All NBCSN Coverage To Be Streamed Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 23, 2014 – NBC Sports Group will present live coverage of all Team USA games next month from the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, part of more than 40 hours of coverage on NBCSN. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream all NBCSN content.

Live coverage begins on NBCSN on Friday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET when Team USA faces Belarus in the first of seven preliminary-round matches, which will all air live on NBCSN. Team USA, earned a bronze medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship…

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