Laurie Anderson’s Farewell to Lou Reed


“You need to try to master the ability to feel sad without actually being sad.”

– he didn’t give up until the last half-hour of his life, when he suddenly accepted it – all at once and completely.

 


via: Laurie Anderson’s Farewell to Lou Reed | Rolling Stone


Ten Commandments Live-Tweet


Ten Commandments Anniversary Poster-in theaters

While I missed this, also missed the annual airing on ABC of The Ten Commandments, and was only alerted when people were looking at the memes created two years ago. So this year I’m going to watch it onDemand & live-tweet, plus create new memes, because every time it is watched something new pops out. Watching without all the commercials should make it faster, but making the memes etc…is taking a bit longer, so I’ll probably finish at 5am! There are very few traditions in American life I embrace, this is to me what Wizard of Oz is to others, and wouldn’t miss it for anything but now in the age of cord-cutting it seems instead of watching along & commenting on social media with all my friends, it will have to be all of you that gets tortured by my running gag-commentary.

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World marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day


Wednesday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the date the United Nations has chosen to commemorate victims of the Holocaust during World War II. Six million Jews were murdered by Germany’s Nazi regime, along with 5 million non-Jews who were killed.

The anniversary, marked each year since 2005, falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian army in 1945.


via World marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day


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Claudette Colvin: 3/2/1955


 

Girl, 15, Guilty In Bus Seat Case

Montgomery, Ala. — A 15-year-old girl who refused to move to the rear of the city bus was found guilty in Juvenile court here last Friday on charges of assault and battery, disorderly conduct and with violating a city ordinance which make its “unlawful for any passenger to refuse or fail to take those seats assigned to the race which it belongs.”

The girl, Claudette Colvin, was declared a ward of the state and placed on probation pending good behavior.