Prince Harry said 'I think this is as normal as I'm ever going to get'
Poor bloke. Too bad his mother didn't live to give him a proper upbringing. He thinks that going to another country and shooting at people is normal. And shame on the corporate media for spreading this story.
Obama certainly gets the award for the most inspiring ads.
By contrast, Hillary made an ad to scare voters. It shows a red phone in the White House that rings at 3 am and asks who would you want to answer that phone. She is implying that she has more experience and the public would be safer with her in the White House than Barack Obama.
The same day that that ad was released, the following occurred:
A reporter asked whether Clinton should drop out after Ohio and Texas. Obama adviser Richard Danzig responded:
"I would encourage you on March 5 to call Sen. Clinton at 3 a.m. and ask that question."
Juan Cole cited 'United Press International from October 10, 1986 - MOSLEMS IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Mixed in with Queen Elizabeth's blue blood is the blood of the Moslem prophet Mohammed, according to Burke's Peerage, the geneological guide to royalty. The relation came out when Harold B. Brooks-Baker, publishing director of Burke's, wrote Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to ask for better security for the royal family. ''The royal family's direct descent from the prophet Mohammed cannot be relied upon to protect the royal family forever from Moslem terrorists,'' he said. Probably realizing the connection would be a surprise to many, he added, ''It is little known by the British people that the blood of Mohammed flows in the veins of the queen. However, all Moslem religious leaders are proud of this fact.''
Brooks-Baker said the British royal family is descended from Mohammed through the Arab kings of Seville, who once ruled Spain. By marriage, their blood passed to the European kings of Portugal and Castille, and through them to England's 15th century King Edward IV. '
posted by Juan Cole @ Informed Consent
Ken G is a trivia expert and says Queen Elizabeth is part Greek and that came from a tradition of marrying off royalty to competing royalty, to prevent wars. It's similar to my brother's proposition that Jenna Bush be married off to a Palestinian and the couple would have to live there. My own bloodline is heavily Welsh/Irish with a dose of Turkish Arab. Slugbug
Everyone has heard McCain do his bomb bomb Iran Beach Boys cover, but his rendition of Barbra Streisand's Don’t Rain On My Parade at the end of this video is well -- sort of comical and sick at the same time.
Notice that I didn't assign MUSIC as one of the categories.
It's obvious that Bush doesn't read the newspaper. I guess Condi didn't tell him that gas is predicted to reach $4 per gallon this summer. He also doesn't care. What he cares about are the profits of the shareholders of petrol corporations.
Bush's press conference:
QUESTION: What's your advice to the average American who is hurting now — facing the prospect of $4 a gallon gasoline, a lot of people facing...
BUSH: Wait a minute. What did you just say? You're predicting $4 a gallon gas?
QUESTION: A number of analysts are predicting $4 a gallon gasoline this spring when they reformulate.
BUSH: That's interesting. I hadn't heard that.
QUESTION: Yes, sir.
BUSH: Yes. I know it's high now.
QUESTION: Any restrictions on who can give? Will you take foreign money for this...[GWB Presidential Library]
BUSH: Yes, probably take some foreign money, but don't know yet. We just haven't — we just announced the deal. And I, frankly, have been focused elsewhere, like on gasoline prices and, you know, my trip to Africa, and haven't seen the fund-raising strategy yet.
And so, the answer to your question is really I can't answer your questions well.
When I was 8 years old, George "Buddy" Miles was 12 and in the State Training School (Reform school for juvenile delinquents ages 7-17) at Plankinton, South Dakota, and my father was his music teacher.
My dad jumped on him about something having to do with drums, and "Buddy" spouted off about how he was going to be famous and have this incredible drum set. "Buddy" was already quite plump and somewhere I have a couple of pictures of him, one in the chow line. They are B&W and if I find them I'll scan them and put them up! Miles' prediction did come true. (Miles also wanted to be a train engineer.)
Anyway, heard on NPR on the drive home that Buddy Miles died. He used to play at the Scarlet Tree, in Seattle, which is about half a mile from my house, and which burned to the ground not so long ago. Buddy Miles was Jimi Hendrix' (local fellow buried in Kent WA) 2nd drummer and also played around the area now and then.
Buddy was born in Omaha in 1947. He was a child prodigy and played drums in his father's band - his father played with Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon. Buddy played in Ruby and the Romantics, the Ink Spots and the Delfonics as a teen and with Hendrix' "Band of Gypsies" and the "Electric Flag" as an adult. Miles played on the songs "Rainy Day, Dream Away" and "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" with the original Hendrix band (drummer was normally Mitch Mitchell).
Miles collaborated with Aerosmith, with Carlos Santana and did some work with Casablanca Records, best known for KISS. In the '80s, Miles did vocals for the California Raisins claymation campaign ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine", after having been incarcerated for drug charges. He was also involved in a reunited Band of Gypsys in 2004, which re-recorded songs from the original album. He also did some session work with George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic. He had a stroke not so long ago but had been able to continue to play some.
Who would have guessed that Brad Pitt, one of the most photographed celebrities, likes to shoot photos? One of the images here (camera friendly star) shows Pitt holding a Lomo camera with a fisheye lens (180 deg coverage). For his last birthday, Angelina Jolie gave him a reconditioned Polaroid camera that was modified to shoot 4"x5" film and adjust for distortion. It's called a Littman 45 single and the prices start at $3000.
I wonder what his images look like? Does he re-shoot old movie scenes like in this month's Vanity Fair magazine? Does he shoot pictures of his sexy wife? Does he take self portraits? He must be pretty vain because, after all, how many people show up for a magazine interview shirtless?
I bet that Vanity Fair's photographer who shot the new "Rear Window" still (shown here) using a digital camera. Who wants to mess with film when digital gives you immediate gratification. With digital you also don't give the Target clerk a chance to see your.... art.