HAPPY 4th of JULY!

  

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By:  hallux  •  one month ago  •  47 comments

HAPPY 4th of JULY!


America is still a great country and it is in everyone’s reach or just a stone’s throw away.

In the 20th-century it produced:

5,603 novelists

2,505 composers

2,053 poets

4570 painters

1286 sculptors

There are 35,000 museums contributing $50billion to the economy each year.

1,368 performing arts centers. 73 million on average attend per year.

This is just a mere scratch on the surface.


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Hallux
Freshman Principal
1  author  Hallux    one month ago

I left out sports because I can't throw a ball 10 feet without it bouncing 15 times.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
1.1  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @1    one month ago
I can't throw a ball 10 feet without it bouncing 15 times.

Sounds like the right fielder for the Mets. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1.1  author  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @1.1    one month ago

Hmm ... a job opportunity.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
1.1.2  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @1.1.1    one month ago

You couldn't be worse.

<<<<<<<It hurts being a Mets fan>>>>

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1.3  author  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @1.1.2    one month ago

It hurt being a Expos fan. In their last year they were by far and away the best team in baseball and then the League went on strike. Shortly thereafter they were sold to Washington, D.C. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
1.1.4  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @1.1.3    one month ago

A friend and I went to Montreal for a series of 3 Mets @ Expos games.  It was great.  Piazza was still catching and we had seats right behind home plate - I even caught a Rey Ordonez foul ball.  My son has it in a ball case.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1.5  author  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @1.1.4    one month ago

I had seasons tickets right next to Donald Sutherland, he always had a bottle of Scotch with him, a foul ball coming our way would have been a disaster.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
1.1.6  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @1.1.5    one month ago

Save the bottle....

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1.7  author  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @1.1.6    one month ago

We did need to catch it several times per game.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
1.1.8  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @1.1.2    4 weeks ago
<<<<<<<It hurts being a Mets fan>>>>

I feel ya pain!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2  Ender  replied to  Hallux @1    one month ago

I was a soccer player. No need for hands...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Hallux @1    one month ago
"I left out sports..."

That's okay, I'm not so happy about the Tampa Bay Lightning these days. 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2  Ender    one month ago

One place I have never been is Chicago. Would love to see their famous museum.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
2.1  Veronica  replied to  Ender @2    one month ago

Planning to get there in the next 2 years with my sister.  This year it will be my 1st trip to NYC - lived all my life in NYS & have never been.  Going to see the Rockettes - promised my daughter when she was 3 we would see them in person - 30 yrs later & I am keeping my promise.  I want to see the American Museum of Natural History, One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and so much more.

Sorry to go on, but I am excited.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Ender  replied to  Veronica @2.1    one month ago

I would be too. So much to see.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
2.1.2  Veronica  replied to  Ender @2.1.1    one month ago

I want to amble through Central Park, dine at Tavern On the Green.... I want to do it all, but time restraints will make me have to choose between things.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @2.1.2    one month ago

It's been 40 years since I was in Manhattan, but you will love Central Park. See if you have time to go into Chinatown and get a real Chinese meal.

 
 
 
Veronica
Junior Guide
2.1.4  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.3    one month ago

I will add it to my list.  Thanks for the suggestion.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.3    one month ago

Used to go to NYC every year the day after Thanksgiving.  So much fun. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.5    one month ago

I would like to go back. I went there for our NHS annual trip. Had sooooooo much fun...but then got in-school suspension for 3 days for drinking. Bogus charges! I was 18 and the drinking age in NY at the time was 18

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @2    one month ago

Oooh!!!!  I love Chicago.  Have been a few times.  Would love to go back.  The best pizza is Geno's East.  

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
2.3  cjcold  replied to  Ender @2    4 weeks ago

Spent a few years OTR and never spent as much time in a city as I wanted to.

So glad we broke an axle in Key West. Best down time ever! I wanted to stay.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Junior Expert
3  Just Jim NC TttH    one month ago

I prefer the Brit version:

Happy Ungrateful Colonists Day LOL not

Happy Independence Day everyone.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1  Ender  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3    one month ago

That was kinda funny.  Haha

Happy 4th Jim.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     one month ago

Happy 4th of July from Americas First People.

512

Painting by J.D. Challenger.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @4    one month ago

I've always meant to ask. What is the significance of the different colors of paint on their faces?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    one month ago

I actually thought the same thing. Well a little different. I saw Ravens pic in Mac's group and was wondering the significance of painting the horses.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    one month ago

Face paint can mean many things, Trout as do the colors. Some are personal others have meaning within the tribe. For example, if an Ojibwe paints black and red on their face it means war and death.

Face painting is considered to be an important tradition among Native Americans. It is much more than just a beautifying practice. It’s a sacred social act of distinction and a cultural heritage. On special occasions faces of the tribe members are painted to augment one’s appearance and power. Each tribe of the Indians has its own and unique way of face painting. 

Here is a link to a good article on painting of horses by NA's. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @4.1.2    one month ago

Informative and interesting article. I was curious how they made the paint and now I know. I also liked how the article explained the art on the horse.

I never thought it was a beautification and that there was a lot symbolism regarding war, hunting, and the Spiritss.

Thanks, Kav!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5  Trout Giggles    one month ago

Thanks, Hallux!

Happy 4th everyone!

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
5.1  author  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @5    one month ago

Anytime Trout, my understanding of America is through her arts and artists.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Hallux @5.1    one month ago

Canada has a truly great composer and poet...Neal Peart, may he RIP

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.1    one month ago

2112 was my favorite back in the day!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @5.1.2    one month ago

"Time Stand Still" WILL be played at my memorial or I will do horrible things in the afterlife to my so-called loved ones...like hide one sock from each pair

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.3    one month ago
'like hide one sock from each pair'

So that was you!

Every time I do a load of laundry I seem to lose a sock.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Thomas
Sophomore Guide
5.1.5  Thomas  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.3    4 weeks ago

Freeze this motion a little bit longer

Make each impression a little bit stronger....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thomas @5.1.5    4 weeks ago

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Split Personality
PhD Principal
7  Split Personality    4 weeks ago

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We originally used RIT dyes with a clear matte spray finish

but the sun bleached it completely.

We just finished restoring it with Sharpie "permanent markers" and rubbing alcohol as a spreading medium.

Just in time for the 4th!

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We shall see how it ages this time.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1  Kavika   replied to  Split Personality @7    4 weeks ago

Very cool, SP.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
7.2  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @7    4 weeks ago

That's a lot of wine there bub...

Haha

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
7.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Ender @7.2    4 weeks ago

Oh, like I haven't heard THAT before, LMAo !!

I think we used 796 corks

Some corks were donated, so I can't say each was personally 'absorbed' but most of them were mine over a 6 year

collection period.

The staff "members" are vinyl, and the top champagne cork is from our wedding bottle.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
7.2.2  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @7.2.1    4 weeks ago

Looks great though. Restoration was a success.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
8  CB     4 weeks ago

Happy 4th of July!  That's all. I really have something to say. . . but not the time or place.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
9  Ender    4 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10  CB     4 weeks ago

U.S. National Anthem by Whitney Houston (Video Lyric)

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
Professor Guide
11  Freedom Warrior    4 weeks ago

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