I’m just curious—what is with the love affair America has with celebrities?
Celebrities are just people doing a job, which happens to be entertainment. They entertain us. They make us laugh. They make us cry. They make us feel. All by pretending to be something they aren’t or someone they aren’t. Or by singing a song.
They are in front of us. Constantly. Very seldom—probably never—do I see a news program without a story about a celebrity. We see their faces on clothes, bags, magazines, social media, everywhere. We hear about them in conversations and hold conversations about them. And we don’t even know them. It seems that our lives are consumed by unreal characters played by people we don’t even know.
We hear about the personal lives of these celebrities continually. Who is flirting with whom? Who is dating whom? Who is getting a divorce and why? Who gets…
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… and a little bit of Lego!
Here are some pics from Lego set 21306, The Beatles Yellow Submarine. This was a Valentine’s day present for my wife who built it with our son while I snapped a few photos for the blog. I think the character likenesses of Paul, John and Ringo are pretty good, not so much for George though in my opinion. The Yellow Submarine itself is cool, funky and as psychedelic as you’d expect. The cockpit opens up for the Fab Four to get inside, and the set also comes with the character Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D.
Will Lego follow on with other Beatles/musical themes? How about a 3D recreation of the Sgt Pepper album cover in mini figures? You can see my Beatles Corgi taxis here … so how about some Lego taxis to match? Some smaller sets would work well too, as the…
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Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, born and raised in Puerto Rico and grew to prove that African Americans and African Carribeans have a history, a relevance, and have unleashed countless contributions to their adoptive societies. A great collector of historical documents. Established the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.
Soldiering, spying, and slave resistance in a time without technology. A wonder.
By: E. R. Smith
In our early history there was no Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn;
Facebook was church.
Social media was all religions and therein movements grew; after decades became televised.
Tweets; kept everyone off the city bus one year.
Instant Message; was the Jim Crow signs in our neighborhoods.
Ping back by reminding everybody; “What preacher said Sunday?”
LinkedIn was a community barber; or hair salon.
eHarmony was socials, bible study, and family picnics.
What is now thought of as soft, old, corny; schooled the toughest and most tenacious fighters.
Call it dull…
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