The KSS 280 Kone elevator B slowed down to a halt after reaching first basement level, stopping half a floor short of its final destination. The stylish interior of the elevator was made of etched stainless steel and patterned laminate materials and the floor´s Travertino Bianco marble tiles were visually appealing. Money Fact pressed on an asterisk button in the surface mounted car operating panel.…Continue
Added by Workstudio on September 5, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments
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Teleoperator Clarity Nice is led to a Center of Surveillance under the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, to face trial for the theft of Federal Bonds coming from the Cayman Islands. At the Center, there is a problem that requires the fixing of an all-seeing computer called Evans. To avoid trial, Clarity accepts work as assistant and discovers a ploy to reveal a wikileak sought by a foreign government, the government of China in fact.…Continue
Added by Workstudio on August 29, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
The Punch Line Comedy Competition
San Francisco, California
In 1987, I was living alone off Geary Street in the Theatre…Continue
This is my 2nd invitation here: thanks to Cecily Crosby and Craig Elliott for the first one; and now to Anglyn Sasser and the whole SMU Pride Committee.
On my first visit to Merritt, after showing our film Transgender Tuesdays, in response to a question I think I went on about how to approach patients in a way that elicits their input, finding out what they consider important, rather than beginning with the stereotypical, “How can I help you?” I am pretty sure it was…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
We are mutated fish.
Despite how different we look, we are not that much different from the creatures who swim in the oceans and rivers. We have the same organs. We share half of the same DNA. And the bones of our arms evolved from fish fins.
If you don’t believe me, check out a wonderful PBS series called “Your Inner Fish” that’s based on a book of the same name by Neil Shubin, a paleontologist and…Continue
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Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on April 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
This is an obituary I wrote for my friend Edwin Huntington Parker. He was known as Hunter to his friends. I originally submitted this article to the "Philadelphia Daily News". I was unhappy when the obituary ran in the paper with another writer's name on it and Hunter's name misspelled. The "Daily News" published a correction that said I provided the information. Unfortunately someone could interpret that I provided the misinformation. I am publishing the original obituary…Continue
Nobody will believe me anyways, so I might as well tell my version of the story...
...but there I was, standing on the corner of Eastern and Arizona, waiting for a bus when the world just decided to end.
Just like that, no news report, no fanfare, it just went poof.
Everyone but me and my best friend, who happens to be imaginary, were gone.
There was still a bird who flew backwards and a cat…Continue
According to some folks; bright, beautiful, intelligent people, I should make a list of things to do to make my life better.
Lists of such things are important, puts the eye to the prize, gives me a goal to achieve (or something), maybe even keep me alive for at least six months to a year.
My doctor (a former patient at the state hospital who I talk to at the bus stop. If he takes his medications, he's quite…
Consider having a fundraiser for your favorite charity. My favorite charities have to do with Children's health funds or education.
Originally on The Huffington Post, February 17, 2014
As Oscar voters continue to mark their ballots until this Wednesday, I wonder what goes into their thinking? Do they vote specifically for what they believe is the best achievement of last year, a surprising performance and accomplishment or is it a…Continue
Added by Michael Russnow on February 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
In declaring February 6 “Ronald Reagan Day,” California Governor Jerry Brown recently said, “On this 103rd anniversary of his birth, we remember not only his most celebrated achievements – his successful diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev and the economic recovery that occurred under his presidency. We also remember the turbulent years of his governorship, during which he proved his ability to manage the affairs of the state, and…Continue
Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 8, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments
Ten years have passed since Yossi (Ohad Knoller) kissed his dying lover in Etyan Fox's Yossi and Jagger, and this appropriately named sequel follows up on the surviving protagonist most realistically. Fox's original gay romance stands up as a very good film; this sequel is even stronger. It…Continue
Added by John Nesbit on December 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It has been a very Merry Christmas.
I opened my email with held breath, as this is the time of year most of my never known relatives in Nigeria decide to die off the most.
And I wasn't disappointed.
SUBJECT: FOR YOUR INFO
This is for your…
Added by JMac1949 Today on December 22, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
broderie anglaise: open embroidery, typically in floral patterns, on fine cotton or linen.
origin: mid 19th century: French, literally English embroidery.
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Standing on a window-cleaning platform…Continue
Added by Workstudio on November 29, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
Chapter 4 : quatto saves Crimson Jesus, don’t know much biology, an arrest is made
I had thought that things had settled into a quiet routine, but I was wrong. The velvet Jesus folks have been very busy, scrubbing the pigeon shit off of Jesus’ shoulders and head. It seems oddly symbolic, and yet weird at the same time.
Of course, as soon as they are done, there is more the next day. Satan’s pigeons are relentless, and apparently have enlisted the help of other local…Continue
Added by QuattoSpeaks on November 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Chapter Three - Kojak Goes Goat, Bionic Mary, and Satan’s Pigeons.
It has been a busy week here in Looney Land. Greg called me Monday night to say he has been sent cross-country on business, so can I please keep Kojak for another week? Like I would have a problem with that. I’ve actually gotten three phone numbers from some pretty cute ladies while I was out walking him. I guess my response to “Oh! Is he friendly? Can I pet him?” (which is always, “He is friendly. OVERLY…Continue
Added by QuattoSpeaks on November 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
What a tragedy. An old soul who died too young, just twenty-seven. Her voice like warm whisky flowing from her throat. No one…Continue