In their YouTube video directed at Beck, characters Zebediah Colter and Jack Swagger begin with a promo in character — calling themselves “real Americans,” saying people in this country should only speak English, and claiming that Swagger’s defeat of character Alberto Del Rio, another wrestler, will “begin to set things right.”
Then, breaking out of his Colter character, Wayne Keown said, “We are in the entertainment business. Everything we do as our characters is designed to tell stories. Right now the story we’re telling is that Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger are using the current, relevant, and topical story of immigration to target the WWE world champion Alberto Del Rio. Also a character played my my friend Jose Rodriguez. In our story, we are the antagonists, and Alberto is the protagonist.”
“Glenn Beck, you recently referred to WWE as ‘stupid wresting people,’” he continued, going on to say that Beck was therefore calling 14 million viewers stupid.
HappyWarriorI don't like WWE but leave it to Glenn Beck to make them look like the adult in the room. Really dude, you mock people all the fucking time and you can't handle a Tea Party parody? Typical right wing ...
When shooting the moon or other distant objects it’s sometimes better to use a camera with a cropped frame sensor because the crop gives you a slight magnification factor. In the case of my T2i, I get 1.6 X whatever the lens gives me, but this is balanced by a reduced angle of view. So when I put on my 70-300mm lens for a moon shot, I get an effective 480 mm lens, and the reduced angle still leaves enough degrees sky in frame to easily capture the moon, even with full zoom.
The other things to do or set are:
Weight down your tripod
Take off image stabilization if your lens is equipped
Set to full manual everything and dial in these settings:
F-11 or F-13 aperture
1/125th shutter speed
Remote shutter release
Get the moon centered
Lock all tripod adjustments
Lock up your mirror
Turn off auto focus after achieving focus
Use the live view magnification feature to fine tweak the focus
Put a small sandbag atop the lens and camera to reduce shake from the shutter
f you’ve been following the blog this week, you’ve seen our posts on a cat that left its pawprints on a medieval scribe’s work and another that left its mark on a brick made in England during Roman times that ended up in a remote outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company called Fort Vancouver in Washington State, where it now sits in a museum to be visited by schoolchildren.
I love both of these cat stories, but neither of them is as funny as the duo of anecdotes recorded by Thijs Porck, a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Culture at Universiteit Leiden.
In the first, he recounts the story of a 1420 scribe whose precious work was peed on by one cat and then, the smell being attractive to other cats, many other felines. He had to draw a little picture of a cat and what appear to be hands pointing to the edges of the urine stain.
Journalism programs at the University of Nebraska and the University of Missouri are experimenting with UAVs for reporting and story research.
The ways we report and consume news have changed radically in recent years. Now not only are journalism schools adapting to answer the challenges of producing content on all shapes and sizes of screens and devices while maintaining integrity—with fewer resources than ever—two college journalism programs are also teaching students how to operate drone aircraft for story-gathering and reporting. Both classes are considered experimental. But they’re also easily replicated at any university. (Drones are getting pretty cheap, too.)
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Drone Journalism Lab and the Missouri Drone Journalism Program at the University of Missouri are the first two programs of their type in the nation. At both universities, journalism students are taught the basics of flying unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), using still and video cameras to gather aerial information, the ethics of operating flying cameras, FAA regulations and safety, and how to interpret aerial footage. The goal is to turn information gathered from the air into workable stories.
Both programs are experimental, but operate in different ways. The Nebraska Lab is integrated into the university’s college of Journalism and Mass Communications, and serves as a stand-alone proof-of-concept learning lab. “In short, drones are an ideal platform for journalism,” according to the lab’s mission statement online.
The use of remotely controlled drones to gather news has stirred interest among a small group of journalism students at the University of Missouri.
At the same time, it has raised concerns among some members of the state Legislature, which is considering a bill to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft to collect information in agricultural areas.
State Rep. Casey Guernsey, the bill’s sponsor, said Tuesday he has no problem with journalism students learning how to use drones. But the Republican from Bethany opposes the notion of news organizations using remotely controlled flying cameras to collect information.
All I want to say is that I haven’t played anything except basic Solitaire or various versions of Texas Hold ‘Em or Plants vs. Zombies on the computer since my early days of overplayingWarcraft II too long all night before going into work, but — dear and fluffy lord — I want to play this game. (I even tried to write something like it for one of my tabletop games, based on the ideas in FASA’s original Star Trek RPG.)
“An interesting shift in political strategy and policy negotiations was felt through the Capitol on Friday, with news that a rising star in Democratic circles will immediately resign his seat in the state Senate,” the Fresno Bee reports.
“The news came as a complete surprise in the Capitol community. Most notably, it removes the Democratic supermajority in the statehouse before the party’s legislators ever got a chance to flex their newly won political muscles.”
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