The Kardashians Reap What They Sow

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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It seems that one of the Kardashian family is hitting back at “fat shamers.” “Khloe Kardashian was incensed as she was met with a barrage of abuse on Sunday by cruel social media trolls, who accused her of wearing baggy clothes to hide her recent weight gain,” writes the Daily Mail.

In case you are unfamiliar, I will attempt to explain – although I don’t keep up with this crap either. I believe fat shaming is the practice of taking to social media to complain about, draw attention to, or make fun of someone famous, who has gained weight, is naturally rotund, or just kind of normal looking.

It most often happens to females of Hollywood . Evidently, the comedian, Amy Schumer has been repeatedly “fat shamed” by social media trolls. Although I don’t care for her comedy and can’t stand her leftist politics, she appears to be “normal” looking. But she’s a comedian, not a model. Unlike the Kardashians, she didn’t become famous by virtue of looks alone. Schumer looks lime a normal American woman – not like the plasticized Barbies that Americans are evidently enamored with. And heck – now that I think about it – most supposedly “perfect” starlets and models aren’t perfect at all. Most of what we see is, to some extent, photoshopped to wipe away their imperfections.

It’s all phony, which is why, at least for me, this story leaped off the screen. It’s the rich irony that one of supposed beautiful people, could be assailed by her followers so easily. But hey – you reap what you sow. read more

Does TV Resolution Matter

To Know About 720p and 1080p

Video Resolution Chart - 480i to 1080p

Video Resolution Chart – 480i to 1080p. mage via Wikimedia Commons – Public Domain

How 720p and 1080p Are Similar and Different

Although 4K gets all the buzz these days as the ultimate high-resolution video format available, 720p and 1080p are actually both high definition video display formats. In addition, the other characteristic 1080p and 720p share in common are that they are progressive display formats (that is where the “p” comes from). However, this is where the similarity between 720p and 1080p ends.

  • 720p is 1,280 pixels displayed across the screen horizontally and 720 pixels down the screen vertically. This arrangement yields 720 horizontal lines on the screen, which are, in turn, displayed progressively, or each line displayed following another.
  • 1080p represents 1,920 pixels displayed across the screen horizontally and 1,080 pixels down the screen vertically. This arrangement yields 1,080 horizontal lines on the screen, which are, in turn, displayed progressively, or each line of pixels displayed following another. In other words, all lines are displayed progressively, providing a very detailed high definition video image.

The main difference between 720p and 1080p lies in the number of pixels that make up a 720p image and 1080p image. For 720p the number of pixels that make up the image is about 1 million (equivalent to 1 megapixel in a digital still camera) and about 2 million pixels for 1080p.

This means that a 1080p image has the potential to display a lot more detail than a 720p image.

However, how does this all translate to what you actually see on a TV screen? Shouldn’t it be easy to see the difference between a 720p and 1080p TV? Not necessarily.

Besides pixel density of 1080p vs 720p, there are also the factors of screen size and seating distance from the screen to take into consideration.

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WND Exclusive – It’s over! ‘Queen of bubbleheads’ just threw Obamacare curveball

Well, it seems that the question of whether to keep Obamacare has been decided for us. The fight appears to be nearly over. Clearly we, who wished a full repeal of the U-ACA (Un-Affordable Care Act) and a return of some semblance of private health care, have lost.

Oh, I know it was an uphill battle and the weasel Republicans were bound to do exactly what they did. We all knew that. No – I’m speaking of the final nail in the repeal coffin – that Kim Kardashian has tweeted in support of both Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. read more

Nielsen to Add Hulu and YouTube

Nielsen will begin including Hulu Live TV and Google’s YouTube TV viewing in its TV ratings in the United States in an effort to capture the shift from traditional broadcast to watching shows on laptops or smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.

All programming on Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV that has the same commercials that ran when the program aired on TV, will be included in Nielsen’s ratings no matter the device or whether it was viewed live or on DVR, the advertising tracking company said.

As viewers increasingly ‘cut the cord’, or cancel their cable package subscriptions and move to skinny bundles such as Sling TV and streaming sites like Hulu, it is important for Nielsen to account for these digital players, Nielsen’s Executive Vice President of product leadership Megan Clarken told Reuters.

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Hooray! Hank Williams Jr Back on Monday Night Football

from Forbes:

Are you ready for some football? Apparently, Walt Disney-owned ESPN is again.

Six years after dropping Hank Williams Jr.’s adaptation of All My Rowdy Friends as the introduction to Monday Night Football, the sports network is bringing it back, beginning with the first MNF game this fall between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.

“I think it’s a return to our past in that it’s such an iconic song associated with football,” ESPN senior vice president of events and studio production Stephanie Druley told The Tennessean. “It was the original. It belongs to Monday Night Football. It really is about returning to what fans know. It’s a Monday night party, and that’s what we’re all hoping to get back to.” read more

Take Better Photos

Christmas is a time to remember – the family are together, the festivity is high, and having an embarrassing image of your sibling asleep in a party hat is always going to come in handy.

With smartphones having replaced traditional cameras though, we’re all becoming a bunch of lazy photographers.

Instead of waiting until the middle of February to develop Christmas photos only to find out your thumb covered the lens in half of them, we can now snap, see, share, repeat in a matter of seconds.

According to professional photographer and creator of some of the original Instagram filters, Cole Rise, however, 'everyone is now a photographer in their own right' (stock image) 

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS ACCORDING TO A PRO

Professional photographer and brains behind some of the original Instagram filters, Cole Rise, has shared his advice on taking pictures with MailOnline.

These are the tips you should follow to ensure you capture super shots this Christmas.

1. Learn what all the setting and features on your phone’s camera do.

2. Try and frame your photo, using the background to enhance the main point of focus.

3. Download photography apps to enhance your camera’s core features.

4. Think outside the box and use feature in ways they weren’t designed for.

5. Don’t just point and shoot, work unusual angles to get a unique perspective.

6. Just because you have dozens of filters at your disposal doesn’t mean you have to use them all at once.

7. When sharing your photos, don’t overdo it. This will make them all feel less special.

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New Twist on the Indoor Pool

Villa Clessidra's swimming pool divides the upper and lower floors and being required to pass through...
Villa Clessidra’s swimming pool divides the upper and lower floors and being required to pass through it would, hopefully, relax the occupant and perhaps encourage them to unwind with a swim(Credit: LAAV Architects/Lefteris Schetakis)

The designer of the cliff-hanging Casa Brutale has unveiled his latest luxury home proposal and this one is similarly ambitious. Envisioned for a pine forest in the Netherlands, the glass and concrete Villa Clessidra would boast a unique interior layout that involves its entire second floor being given over to a swimming pool. Though only a concept at present, we’re told it has a shot at getting built. read more

New Google TV Streaming

Google has signed a deal with CBS Corp to carry the network on its web TV service and is in talks with 21st Century Fox and Viacom Inc to distribute its channels, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

The service, which will be part of Google’s YouTube Platform, is expected to launch early next year and will include all of CBS’ content, including live NFL games, one of the sources said.

Google’s ‘skinny’ bundle will cost $25 to $40 a month, the source said.

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The service would bring all of CBS's content, including The Big Bang Theory, to the Google Unplugged service.
The service would bring all of CBS’s content, including The Big Bang Theory, to the Google Unplugged service.

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Saturday Night Live Diversity Hire Backfires

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I am not a fan of Saturday Night Live. Frankly I’m stunned it is still being aired. In my opinion, with few exceptions – Chris Farley comes to mind – the show hasn’t been any good since the members of the original cast left – amongst them were Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Lariane Newman, Garret Morris and Gilda Radner. It’s still hard to believe the show is almost 42 years old, as the first airing was in 1975.

But in all that time and with hundreds of different cast members, there has not been a single Hispanic woman who has done anything more than a guest appearance.

You may be thinking – so what – who cares – least of all the Common Constitutionalist. After all, is this not just liberal group think – what the left preaches to us regularly – that thinks are not fair unless everyone is somehow “represented.”

Yes of course, which why I’m bringing it up.

On September 12, 2016, Saturday Night Live (SNL) finally did something about. Amidst much ballyhoo, it was announced that Melissa Villaseñor was joining the cast for its upcoming season. It was to be a “seminal moment” for representation of Latinos in comedy. Evidently this is important to the left – I guess because a black or white woman telling jokes or starring in skits is completely different. read more

Fun Pics

THE GERMAN ARTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN…. DISPLAYING THEIR
GENIUS AND TALENTS IN THE GERMAN TRUCKING INDUSTRY!

Here are 7 pictures of German trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back.
The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer…



The second is of canvas tote bag.



The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty…


The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back and there has been a driver painted in the driver’s seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads ‘On the wrong way?’)



The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.



The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.



The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy.
The ‘inside’ of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.

Attribution: Fred