Paul Smith

14 Dec 18
The Library Time Machine

In December 1983 I went down to Kensington High Street from North Kensington Library. It must have been one of those half days when I finished at one o’clock because it was around lunchtime. I saw from the bus that the former Kensington Town Hall had been partially breached by a wrecking ball and that […]

13 Dec 18
Timothy A. Bernard

In carefully staged photographs made with miniature cars, tiny model buildings and a cheap camera, he created Elgin Park on Flickr. Millions have visited. Article source here:New York Times Arts Section

13 Dec 18
quedeb

By NEIL GENZLINGER In carefully staged photographs made with miniature cars, tiny model buildings and a cheap camera, he created Elgin Park on Flickr. Millions have visited.

13 Dec 18
Deanna Smith's Fantastically Ordinary

And they are so very savage, if you know anything about swans, but in fact, I’m writing about the Sinister Mr. Swan of Death Records (formerly Swan Song, but there were problems with some rock group or another so the bird had to die). ‘The Phantom of the Paradise‘ was the most savage of parodies, […]

13 Dec 18
MMAjunkie

The UFC’s first event on ESPN is quickly filling up after several new additions to the card, which takes place Feb. 17 in Phoenix, Ariz.

13 Dec 18
Daily Fight Report

The UFC’s first event on ESPN is quickly filling up after several new additions to the card, which takes place Feb. 17 in Phoenix, Ariz. …

13 Dec 18
Runaway American Dream

    “Dylan Thomas lived and wrote at the Chelsea hotel and from here he sailed out to die.” ~ written on a plaque by the front entrance of the Chelsea.       I first became aware of the Hotel Chelsea while still a relative youngster back home in Australia. In, I guess, November […]

13 Dec 18
Nunawading CC Senior News

Please note 4ths start at 1230 Firsts & Thirds at home – please bring afternoon tea. Firsts & Seconds – please bring $10 for umpire fees. Firsts Seconds Thirds Fourths Fifths H Wilson Shield A Grade C Grade G Grade H Grade DONCASTER EAST BOX HILL MULGRAVE WHEELERS HILL HEATHERDALE TEMPLESTOWE 15/12 15/12 15/12 15/12 […]

13 Dec 18
conecgau1994 site

The Pursuit of Happyness was a huge hit as millions became captivated by Christopher’s story. Will Smith was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Chris. The next time you see the film, look closely, and you can find Chris. The protagonist’s pursuit is not about the pursuit of money. The true story […]

13 Dec 18
jacobisfromjaws

As a student, a price of a garment matters a lot. Labels are now a huge expense and will have to be gifted to me, or I save up and hope the trend doesn’t fall into the hands of mainstream consumers. The loans that i get from the government and bank of mum and dad […]

13 Dec 18
An Indian Girl's Opinion

By IL Govender Okay, since the year has been winding down, Youtubers and the public all around the globe have been awaiting the Youtube Rewind video.   However, it is fast becoming the most hated video on YouTube with about six point two million dislikes. For those of you that are not in the realm of […]

13 Dec 18
2GB
For most Australians, Christmas is the most joyous time of the year… but for others, it can be anything but. New research released by the Salvation Army shows just how tough the festive season can be for some. The survey, commissioned as part of the Red Shield Appeal, reveals six million people feel obligated to spend more than they can afford at Christmas. Over last year’s festive period, three million people reported experiencing depression and two million people experienced social isolation. The Salvation Army’s Major Paul Moulds tells Chris Smith hardship hits many Australians at this time of year. “It’s a reminder that in Australia, even though we’re a country with relatively great economic prosperity, not everyone is enjoying that.” Major Moulds is urging anyone who’s struggling this Christmas to seek assistance from the Salvation Army. “We’ve got centres that are open so you can come and get some help.” Click PLAY below for the full story To donate to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal you can visit their website HERE or phone 13 72 58.
13 Dec 18
Quartz
YouTube’s 2018 Rewind video is officially the most-disliked video ever on its own platform. It might be the perfect recap of the online-video giant’s year. The annual rewind video from YouTube is meant to honor the best music, moments, memes, and creators on the platform each year. In 2018, YouTube purported to turn over the reins of the video to YouTube creators. It showed stars like Will Smith, Ninja, Liza Koshy, and Casey Neistat highlighting trends like Fortnite, “Baby Shark,” ASMR, and the dance challenge to Drake’s “In My Feelings.” As of Dec. 13—seven days after the video was published—it had 10 million dislikes, and 2.1 million likes. It edged out Justin Bieber’s 2010 video “Baby ft. Ludacris” as the most-disliked video on YouTube. By comparison, 2017’s rewind video had 2 million dislikes, and 3.9 million likes. In reality, 2018 was a year where YouTube creators felt like they’d lost control on the platform, as if they ever really had any to begin with. Some complained that changes to YouTube’s algorithms, designed to make it harder for bad actors to spread and monetize false or inappropriate content, made it more difficult for average vloggers to reach their audiences and earn money from their videos. Creators felt burned out and frustrated working with the platform. YouTube responded, in part, by introducing with new ways for creators to make money off their content. Some of the comments on the rewind video called out the disparity between YouTube’s view of 2018, and those watching and creating videos for the platform—as did creators like PewDiePie, a controversial blogger who wasn’t included in the video. “You guy get more disconnected from your creators every year and forget the ones who made YouTube such a hit,” wrote one user, who used the name “Nimrit Randhawa,” in the comments of the video.”Honestly, this years Rewind was just a sad pathetic attempt of a Rewind.” Also absent from the video were YouTube stars like, Logan and Jake Paul, and Shane Dawson, who have massive followings on YouTube but were likely too contentious to be included. PewDiePie has come under fire for making and promoting hateful content. Logan Paul was censured by YouTube for disturbing videos, including one that was taken down from Japan’s “suicide forest.” Dawson has also made troubling “jokes“. “Dethroning ‘Baby’ in dislikes wasn’t exactly our goal this year,” a spokesperson for YouTube told Quartz, in a statement. “Honest feedback can suck, but we are listening and we appreciate how much people care. Trying to capture the magic of YouTube in one single video is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle. We also learned that creating content can be really hard and this underscores our respect and admiration for YouTube creators doing it every day.” Want a better understanding of YouTube and other streaming giants? Check out our guide to the streaming-TV wars.
13 Dec 18
Eternal

Hear ‘n Aid was a one-time collaboration of various individual hard rock and heavy metal artists in 1985 to raise money for famine relief in Africa. According to Ronnie James Dio‘s MySpace profile, the project raised $1 million within a year. Background While attending a 48-hour charity Radiothon at the radio station KLOS, Dio members Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell noticed that representation from hard rock or heavy metal stars was low. In light […]

13 Dec 18
Media Literacy Blog

Imagine being the most disliked video on YouTube for the calendar year, now imagine YouTube themselves being the most disliked video. YouTube hit that milestone as YouTube Rewind 2018 is the most disliked video on the platform. Three main concerns here. 1) Why is Will Smith and Ninja featured? They aren’t even YouTubers… okay, Ninja […]

13 Dec 18
NBC Sports College Football

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl has put the best high school football players in the country against each other for 19 years. While the majority of players went on to play at the collegiate level, not all advanced to achieve their dream of playing in the NFL. Check out the alumni list of NFL players […]

13 Dec 18

Greetings, It’s the most wonderful time of the year around the shop, as we reflect on our favorite tunes of the past 12 months. We like to overindulge a tad on the Mega Mix, and this year is no different. The 2018 mix is comprised of 155 tracks, or almost 10 hours of music, which […]