Northern Lights as seen east of Martin, Michigan on October 24 2011.
As seen on numerous local broadcasts and local news outlets around the midwest. major network news NBC, ABC, Today show. Mlive. Accuweather. Woodtv8's Bill's Blog. Mentioned on the Detroit news, Chicago Tribune. NPR and many others.
The timelapse spans 2h 20m from just after dusk to around 10:30 pm EDT.
Tech details: ~280 15MP images taken with a Canon T1i. Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 set 11mm f4.0 ISO 400. 25 second exposures every 30 seconds. Video was created with Virtualdub's jpeg sequencer to a 30fps AVI. Then compressed and slowed down to 10 fps.
A new television ad about the U.S. national debt produced by Citizens Against Government Waste has been deemed "too controversial" by major networks including ABC, A&E and The History Channel and will not be shown on those channels. The commercial is a homage to a 1986 ad that was entitled "The Deficit Trials" that was also banned by the major networks. Apparently telling the truth about the national debt is a little too "hot" for the major networks to handle. But perhaps it is time to tell the American people the truth. In 1986, the U.S. national debt was around 2 trillion dollars. Today, it is rapidly approaching 14 trillion dollars. The American Dream is being ripped apart right in front of our eyes, but apparently some of the major networks don't want the American people to really understand what is going on.
The truth is that the ad does not even have anything in it that should be offensive. The commercial is set in the year 2030, and the main character is a Chinese professor that is seen lecturing his students on the fall of great empires. As images of the United States are shown on a screen behind him, the Chinese professor tells his students the following about the behavior of great empires: "They all make the same mistakes. Turning their backs on the principles that made them great. America tried to spend and tax itself out of a great recession. Enormous so-called "stimulus" spending, massive changes to health care, government takeover of private industries, and crushing debt."
Perhaps it is what the Chinese Professor says next that is alarming the big television networks: "Of course, we owned most of their debt, so now they work for us".
Bianca and Marissa make love. Taken from All My Children, August 16, 2011. Watch in HD.
I wanted to upload just the love scene because I think this is a truly groundbreaking moment in not just daytime TV, but network TV in general. I can't think of anything as overt as this ever on network TV -- yes, cable and premium channels, but not one of the major networks.
As AMC prepares to end its run after 31 years in only a few weeks, it seems Bianca will finally get her happy ending with Marissa. There is not a more deserving character of a happy ending. I'm glad AMC finally did the right thing and gave Bianca a romance equal to that of the straight couples on the show. Go Binks!
This content is courtesy of ABC. You can catch up on All My Children online at abc[.]com or hulu[.]com.
"Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart chatted with the Obamas & Bidens in their first major network interview all together and tells us about the dynamic between them.
Sharon Bialek went even more public by appearing on all major networks to repeat allegations that Herman Cain groped her in 1997. Jan Crawford reports on an email sent from the Cain campaign team detailing a history of lawsuits and financial troubles.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Reality TV Series Proves You Are Never Too Old To Get The Band Back Together!
This newly created reality TV series is currently being pitched to major networks.
Old Bridge, New Jersey -- The Primetime Emmy Award-Winning Production Company, *Pipeline39 Entertainment, held casting auditions for local musicians to find that one lucky band to star in a pilot for their upcoming reality TV show, tentatively titled, "Getting The Band Back Together", which will be based out of Central New Jersey.
This newly created reality TV series captures aspects of Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp meets American Chopper all the while enlisting musicians who actually have successful careers and family life by day and become closet "rock stars" at night. The main focus will be on a chosen band, how they juggle "real life", and how they handle a "second chance" at their dream of becoming rock stars.
The band selected for the reality series pilot is a local New Jersey band called Cashmier. Back in the '80s, Cashmier was one of the top bands on the circuit sharing the stages with bands like The Ramones, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, White Lion, Jackyl, Riot, Overkill and many more. Living the dream does not always last forever. They had a good run at the top before splitting up and giving up on their chance at being real life "rock stars" by getting married, having kids, and establishing full-time careers. Years later and after being invited to play a reunion show, the guys from Cashmier decided to take another stab at it. What can possibly happen when family life and careers have become priority and a renewed opportunity is given to these musicians to get the band back together for a second shot at "the dream"?
Why Aarius Studios?
The pilot's "main hub" for the musicians being spotlighted is a state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording facility called Aarius Studios, located in the heart of Central New Jersey. The bands selected will be given a full makeover -- from recording, to promotions, to management -- all courtesy of Aarius Studios! For years, Joe and Crystal Cattano nurtured a dream of creating a state-of-the-art music studio. They recognized a need for a place where dedicated musicians could hone their craft in a professional atmosphere; a place that is aesthetically pleasing to all the senses. That vision became a reality with the advent of Aarius Studios; a clean, multi-room rehearsal facility that includes affordable, full multi-track recording capabilities and top-of-the-line equipment. Today, Aarius Studios is the rehearsal and recording studio of choice for musicians encompassing the tri-state area. They have attracted musical superstars such as Biohazard, Black Label Society, Blondie, Corey Glover, Glen Burtnik, Lizzy Borden, Mindflow, and Tantric, just to name a few, who have utilized the studio.
For more information on how you can become a part of this new reality TV series, contact: realityTVAariusStudios.com
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION COMPANY:
* Pipeline39 Entertainment, previously Kralyevich Productions, Inc. (KPI), has long-established relationships with leading broadcasters and extensive experience across a wide range of television programming. Recent credits include "The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero" for Discovery (in association with Dreamworks and Steven Spielberg).
Interested networks, please contact: vkralyevichpipeline39.com
HitFix Episode: 1 TV critics Dan Fienberg and Alan Sepinwall discuss the performance of each major network at the mid-season mark and assign a letter grade for each.
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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)