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Weapon Wednesday – B-17’s Cold Blue Moment

The B-17 “Flying Fortress” is one of the most iconic aircraft of World War II. Built by Boeing, the four-engine bomber was the United States’ primary weapon of destruction in the air campaign to annihilate cities and bring Nazi Germany to its knees. Its combat performance was decidedly uneven, yet no one questions its primacy in the war. read more

A Game of Thrones Dark Night

The massive dark night battle illustrated the limits of compression technology
The massive dark night battle illustrated the limits of compression technology(Credit: HBO)

After months of teasing Game of Thrones recently aired what purportedly was the biggest and longest battle sequence in film history. But as soon as the episode aired the internet started to echo with criticism the battle was too dark and incoherent. While the makers adamantly claim the visual darkness in the episode was an intentional creative choice an enormous volume of fans are upset they couldn’t properly see what was going on. read more

Marvel Studio to Ruin the Super Hero Franchise

Fresh out of Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig, the next crop of marvel Super Heroes will be gay and overweight. After a long string of can’t miss box office smashes, it seems Marvel Studio’s new goal is to go from first to worst. can’t wait to see Kevin James in spandex and a cape.

from NewsBusters:

Marvel President: Movies Will Go ‘Inclusive,’ Adding ‘Gay’ and ‘Body Positive’ Heroes

Phase II of the Marvel comic book cinematic universe is going to involve a few less of our classic superheros in favor of a bold new array of diverse and inclusive characters. Yes, Marvel’s going a lot more ethnic, and a lot more gay because what’s cooler than finding out that your new favorite Avenger enjoys his skintight latex suit for far more than just crime-fighting purposes? read more

1,000 Year Old Buddha Found at Garage Sale

Up here in the Northeast, it’s technically Spring, put the weather is lagging the calendar. But soon it will be yard/garage sale season. So let’s all get out there and hope for the best.

from MarketWatch:

$100 antique discovered at garage sale auctioned off for $2.1 million at Sotheby’s

Antique dealers at the garage sale missed the 1,000-year-old gem

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An antique figurine that was purchased at a garage sale for $100 was auctioned off at Sotheby’s for $2.1 million.

A battered Chinese statuette picked up at a Midwest garage sale for $100 was auctioned off at Sotheby’s for a stunning $2.1 million.

The bronze Buddha, which is thought to be over 1,000 years old, skyrocketed past its estimated sale price of just $80,000 in a frenzied seven minutes’ bidding at the auction house in New York. read more

Song from 1949 Should be Banned, but Misogynistic Rap is Fine

from the Blaze:

Students who say ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ is ‘suggestive’ are asked if misogynistic rap should be banned. The hypocrisy is glorious.

Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform visited George Mason University in northern Virginia recently to ask students what they thought of the controversy over the classic holiday song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — specifically if it’s the right move to ban the tune over lyrics that suggest a man is seducing a woman against her will.

The reactions were mixed. Some woke students were all for banning the song; others believed the dust-up has been overblown. read more

Murphy Brown Spotlights Trump’s Supposed Angry Rhetoric

**UPDATE**

CBS has reporter cancelled the Murphy Brown reboot after a single season. Shocking – no one wanted to watch another show about angry leftists.

from the Blaze:

Trump supporters beat up reporter on ‘Murphy Brown’; creator calls out president’s ‘angry rhetoric’

The revived “Murphy Brown” TV series, which stars Candice Bergen as an unabashed politically progressive journalist, headed in a predictable — and decidedly humorless — direction on Thursday night’s episode.

The preachy, unsubtle “Beat the Press” storyline features one of her reporters — Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) — brutally beaten by a “sea of red hats” at a rally for President Donald Trump and subsequently hospitalized.

What happened? read more

Hollywood Exposes Its Leftism Again

from Western Journalism: 

Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated ‘R.’ It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language, Gore, Drugs.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) adds its name to a list of increasingly brazen leftist media powerhouses who discriminate against conservative voices in the public square.

Facebook: Graphic images of a woman smashing and eating a baby do not violate “community standards” but quoting a Bible verse on homosexuality does.

Twitter: Conservative voices and alternative news sources frequently find themselves muzzled while profane rants against them are celebrated. read more

Aerial Artwork

Frozen infinity, a glacier pattern from above. This aerial shot was taken in Iceland from a...
Frozen infinity, a glacier pattern from above. This aerial shot was taken in Iceland from a small Cessna(Credit: Stas Bartnikas)

Stas Bartnikas has only been practicing the art of aerial photography for about five years but in a remarkably short time this Moscow-based former journalist has produced an incredible collection of images highlighting glorious and surreal sights of over 15 countries from above. read more

Australian Architecture Competition

The Urban Tree, by MAD Architects and Elenberg Fraser, is one of the six skyscrapers proposed...
The Urban Tree, by MAD Architects and Elenberg Fraser, is one of the six skyscrapers proposed for Melbourne(Credit: MAD Architects/Elenberg Fraser)

Some of architecture’s biggest names are vying to lead a new mixed-use skyscraper development on a prominent site in Melbourne, Australia. From twisting greenery-covered towers to an “illuminated cloud,” the six designs for Southbank by Beulah show the firms letting their imaginations run wild. Furthermore, most of the designs show towers that would become Australia’s new tallest skyscraper if built. read more

First Annual Drone Photography Awards

Mada’in Saleh: Winner in the Nature category
Mada’in Saleh: Winner in the Nature category(Credit: Gabriel Scanu)

The Drone Awards is a new photography competition dedicated to the emerging art of aerial photography. This year’s inaugural competition has just revealed its winning snaps, a spectacular assortment of photographs ranging from gorgeously abstract images to profoundly unique portraits of urban life. read more