Making an exhibition of myself (and others)

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Today’s guest picture was sent to me from Edinburgh by Bruce.  He was trying to see what it felt like to be noble by standing on the bridge of the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Royal Yacht

The first business of the day was to go to the Town Hall and hope that everyone who had promised to be part of our photo exhibition turned up.  We didn’t all manage to make it but enough of us were there to hang up sixty photographs and the two missing photographers appeared later in the day so that the walls were full.

This is the third year that we have put on this show and our only disappointment is that we haven’t managed to persuade  the many others in Langholm who take photos all the time to come and show their work too.  Part of the problem is that you have to have enough confidence that…

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Ukrainian official: Five militants killed in attack on border guard base in Luhansk

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DONETSK, Ukraine (CNN) — Five militants were killed in the volatile eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday after they took part in a large coordinated assault on a border guard base, an official at the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service told CNN.

Also Monday, the White House announced Vice President Joe Biden would lead a U.S. delegation to Ukraine to attend the inauguration of Petro Poroshenko as president on Saturday.

The attacks in Luhansk began early Monday when least 100 militants tried to storm the border unit on the southern edge of the city, said Oleg Slobodyan, the spokesman for the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service.

The guards repulsed the first few attacks, but then the militants changed positions and began to shoot from inside nearby buildings where local people live, Slobodyan said, adding that the attackers weren’t letting residents out of their homes.

He said border guards were…

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Bookish Cinema: Far from the Madding Crowd (1915)

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A 1916 advert for the 1915 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s first successful novel,  Far from the Madding Crowd:

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It featured early film favourite, Florence Turner. She was a wildly popular star who first came to public notice as, simply, The Vitagraph Girl.  By the time she acted in Far from the Madding Crowd (which was made for her own production company), she had well over 100 screen credits to her name. No copy of this film is known to be extant.

« Misfortune is a fine opiate to personal terror. »-Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

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« Your body is your barbell: » No gym, just gravity

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — No gym. Just gravity. That’s the message BJ Gaddour is trying to get across to people. He’s the author of the new book, « You body is your barbell. » He joined the Studio A team on Monday, June 2nd.

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Winter’s Last Tantrum

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer and portrait artist in her thirties from Northeast Kansas. After venturing into digital photography, she became interested in documenting her life with self portraits. This became particularly helpful when her life started to fall apart due to depression. All her other creative outlets left her, but she could always process her very dark feelings with self portraits. While she is doing much better now, she maintains compassion for those going through these hard things and hopes that her photography can give an honest insight into something that makes most people feel very isolated and alone.

About this photo: “Usually the depression is worse during the winter months but this year I upped my vitamin D and had a much better season. However, there were a few days I literally thought I was going to die if I didn’t see some green soon. We…

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Well: A Tattoo That Completes a New Breast

Facts about monster energy Drinks

Tattoo artist Vinnie Myers has developed a unique specialty in nipple tattoos for women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer.

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Justin Bieber : « Je m’excuse d’avoir offensé ou blessé quelqu’un avec mon erreur puérile et inexcusable » ! – Yahoo Actualités France

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Justin Bieber : « Je m’excuse d’avoir offensé ou blessé quelqu’un avec mon erreur puérile et inexcusable » ! – Yahoo Actualités France.

JBieber_excuse

Une vrai tête à claque et paumé ce gamin , tant de succès si jeune, malheureusement faut avoir les épaules solides et bon soutien de sa famille pour gérer, lui il semble avoir beaucoup de mal je ne lui souhaite pas de mal toruner comme une bonne partie des enfants star, mais il part mal  !

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Hollande, le boucher de la République

François Cocq

Hollande Hollande, c’est Houdini ! Après avoir cherché à faire disparaitre la Gauche, le voilà qui, dans une interview à la presse quotidienne régionale à paraître mardi 3 juin, entend supprimer 101 départements et plus de 36.700 communes ! Mais tout n’est qu’illusion car le Président rejette par avance un possible échec sur les citoyens et les élus de la République qui ne voudraient pas s’y plier. Où quand un Président délégitimé veut enterrer la République pour mieux ressusciter.

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Mike Epps Allegedly Beats Up Another Comedian Over Spoof Video

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Mike Epps Served Court Papers On Stage During Comedy Show (thumbnail)

Does anyone know when comedians started to have beef with other and start fighting? Apparently the beef between Mike Epps and Kevin Hart became physical and the Atlanta Police Department is now investigating an incident that occurred Saturday, May 31st, between Mike Epps and Comedian Lavar Walker.  Walker told the police that Epps wanted to have “a few words” with him outside of the club and when he went outside, he was attacked by Epps and by two men who were accompanying Epps. It is said that Epps and the 2 other guys jumped Walker for doing a video spoof about the beef between Mike Epps and Kevin Hart.
You know, comedy is supposed to make us laugh and not about having people jumped. I hope that none of this is true if it is true; I hope that they resolve it and move on from these issues.

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O tempora, ô mores !

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Gérard Vergaert: famille ouvrière participant à l’enrichissement de Roubaix, 1911

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Mehdi Nemmouche: djihadiste de merde participant à l’anéantissement de la France, 2014

FRANCE-BELGIUM-CRIME-JEWISH-ARRESTVous avez remarqué avec quelle application nos journalistes insistent sur la dénomination « français originaire de Roubaix » pour désigner la crevure ci-dessus. Heureusement que les élections sont passées. Et je répète ma question: http://lenonce.org/2014/03/02/combien-avons-nous-de-ces-tarees-sur-le-sol-francais/

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AFRIQUE. People : Lupita Nyong’o, l’actrice kenyane oscarisée, dans Star Wars 7

Allain Jules

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La liste des acteurs nouvellement recrutés pour le film à succès Star Wars, s’agrandit. Elle devient même tentaculaire. Dernière recrue, la sublime actrice kenyane Lupita Nyongo’o, oscarisée pour son rôle dans le film de Steve McQueen, « Twelve Years a Slave ». 

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Well: A Tattoo That Completes a New Breast

Facts about monster energy Drinks

Tattoo artist Vinnie Myers has developed a unique specialty in nipple tattoos for women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer.

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