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Tree Fell on House in Melville NY, Irene

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 28, 2011

A tree fell on a house in Melville NY as a result of winds from Tropical Storm / Hurricane Irene

Irene Tree Falls On House Melville NY

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His second marriage – funny picture

Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 22, 2010

This is definitely his second marriage.

(source Huffington Post)

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Buried Alive! Ever wonder what it is like from UNDER an avalache?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 16, 2010

Wow. I came across this video and it dragged me in.

Buried Alive!

A skier with a helmet-cam starts down a slope and you have to see what happens…

Stick with the video. It’s not over.  The silence and blue is the skier under the avalanche!

Avalanche Snow

Click to watch video

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Unbelievable art and video – Kseniya Simonova

Posted by TopOfTheThread on January 5, 2010

This was sent to me in an email. (Thanks Chris.)

The text of the email and the video are below.   YOU MUST READ THE POST BEFORE WATCHING THE VIDEO!  Amazing. The talent is unbelievable.

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email was cut and pasted…

Dont dare to miss this amazing Video Clip . . but first read the following..
This video shows the winner of “Ukraine’s Got Talent”,  Kseniya Simonova, 24,  drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II.  Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.
The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about $130,000.00
She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.
It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.
She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.
This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.
In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.
The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine, resulted in one in four of the population being killed with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.

Kseniya Simonova says: “I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears. And there’s surely no bigger compliment.”

Please take time out to see this amazing piece of art.


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What’s Up — 2008 Collage

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving morning. Atempting to learn how to create graphics and wondering what is going on in the world.  Take a look at my What’s Up collage.  (Note: The intent here is current news and issues.  Obama being in the graphic is not negative. It just happens to be news we have a new president in desperate times)

What's up in the world...

Some of the items represented in the What’s Up collage…

  • United States Flag
  • Darfur Sudan
  • AIG
  • CitiBank, CitiCorp
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Ford
  • Chrysler
  • General Motors, GM
  • Big 3 Auto Manufacturers
  • President-elect Barack Obama
  • Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong
  • Iran’s Mahmoud Ahadinejad
  • Somali Pirates
  • Oil Rigs – go green
  • Smoke, polution — Global Warming
  • Russia’s Vladimir Putin
  • Osama bin Laden
  • Dollars representing the economy and Wall Street

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Obama, Hope

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 22, 2008

Hope.

Hope for the United States and the world

Hope for the United States and the world

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Obama, Biden, Clinton, and Michelle Obama on their way to Washington

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 18, 2008

This is a great picture. Hopefully they can help change the direction of the country. Please!

Obama Biden Clinton on their way

Obama Biden Clinton Michelle Obama on their way

(photo credit unknown — recvd in an email)

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Life – How true it is – a little chuckle

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 16, 2008

For those of you who have not gone through the Fun Photos section of TopOfTheThread here is one of my favorites.

Simple. A good chuckle. True.

(photo i260.photobucket.com)

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Obama. McCain. Palin. Biden. The Wizard of Oz

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 1, 2008

Great picture of Obama, McCain, Palin, and Biden as the characters in The Wizard of Oz.

Obama. McCain. Palin. Biden.  The Wizard of Oz

Obama. McCain. Palin. Biden. The Wizard of Oz

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Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Hills, South Dakota

Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 4, 2008

The Crazy Horse Memorial was started June 3rd, 1948 to honor the Northe American Indians.
Crazy Horse was the only chief who did not surrender nor sign a peace treaty with the United States.

This sculpture is to be world’s largest mountain sculpture. To put it in perspective, when completed, Mount Rushmore would fit in one eye ball of the Craze Horse Monument.

There is no government funding involved in the project. This allows them to do as they wish, on their own schedule. As you can imagine, this also creates a tight budget.

No one really knows when this project will be completed. It may take an additional 50 years or more…

For additional information, please visit the Crazy Horse Memorial site.

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