Movie addects will love Turner Movie Classics’ new movie blog. On Movie Morlocks, no topic or niche is too obscure to be excluded from film discussions. And your comments are welcome. Talk about the movie you just watched with others. Recent posts included movies to get you through the holidays, and a tribute to the late Van Johnson. Very cool.
Go out with sparkle! Heavens Above Fireworks celebrates the life of a partner, relative or friend with a special fireworks display specially modified to incorporate the cremation ashes, allowing for a spectacular memorial event and happier farewell. Blast off!
And as the music plays, the family looks skyward over the beautiful ocean waters, watching Angels Flight fireworks carry their loved one’s cremains into the air. Bursting over the ocean in exquisite patterns and colors, the cremains are scattered into the sea.
And for those who insist on taking everything with them, there’s Lifegem. Like the memory of your loved one, a diamond is forever. Turn your loved one’s remains into the ultimate bling. Diamond selections in hues of red, green, yellow, blue or colorless, you can take it with you.
Captured forever in plastic. More than 7,000 people have agreed to donate their bodies for plastination, a process in which body fluids are replaced by liquid plastic. The plastic hardens, leaving tissues intact and allowing bodies to be displayed in their natural color and without formaldehyde. The process was made popular by Gunther von Hagens’ “Body Worlds,” a controversial anatomy exhibit that puts real human specimens on show. Be posed in your favorite activity, like peering into your computer screen, hands on your keyboard. Le plastique! C’est magnifique!
On the political side
Here’s Newsmeat, America’s most popular campaign donor search engine. Up to the minute figures on what Barack Obama has spent to date, has for cash on hand and the number of people who voted for him. A 2008 Presidential A-List donor chart, celebrity campaign donations, list of Obama donors, McCain donors, political donations of today’s newsmakers like Caroline Kennedy, Bernard Madoff, Rahm Emanual, Rick Waggoner, John Thain, and more.
Here’s a user’s guide to Twittering. If you’ve heard of Twitter but know don’t exactly know what it is or how it works, you’re in good company. Twitter is a free social-networking tool that keeps people connected with one another and with sources of information. Twitter users submit updates about whatever they’re currently doing, and these updates cannot exceed 140 text-based characters.
Are you Twittering yet? According to the State of the Twittersphere, a new report by web marketing startup HubSpot, 70 percent of Twitter users joined in 2008 and 20 percent of Twitter users have joined in the past 60 days. The average user has been on Twitter 275 days. So it is pretty much all newbies, and mainstream adoption is just getting started. The most popular days of the week to Tweet are Wednesday and Thursday. An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 new accounts are registered each day. More facts and figures are just a twitter away.
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