Thursday, May 31, 2012

Christopher Boring - Pittsburgh

James Franco University of Texas at Arlington Commencement Speech 2012

And President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama's Commencement Speeches

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Bentley has launched an exclusive special Diamond Jubilee edition Mulsanne. Limited to just 60 examples, the Bentley Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee Edition was unveiled not in the UK itself, but in Beijing – the capital of the country that is now Bentley's largest market, where the automaker has just opened one of its largest showrooms, and where the Beijing Motor Show is now getting under way. For the special edition, Bentley's own in-house coachbuilder Mulliner (which also built the unique State Limousine that carries Her Majesty about) gave the Mulsanne such special touches as gold-embroidered headrests, veneered fold-down tables in the back and leather cushions, all with the gold motif of a classic royal carriage.
( Arthur Edwards, Reuters / March 29, 2012 ) Britain's Queen Elizabeth looks at a portrait in the style of Andy Warhol of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, by students of Forest Academy, during a visit to Valentines Park and Mansion in Redbridge, southern England. The Queen viewed the London Pride Art and Design exhibition during the visit, which is part of her tour of Britain to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. - Chicago Tribune Prince Harry - She had the best seat in the house.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Rudy Eugene
Ronald Poppo
A doctor said on Tuesday that they are investigating whether the drug commonly known as bath salts played a role in the face-eating attack in Miami over the weekend. The attacker has been identified as Rudy Eugene, 31, and according to court filings, he had no income and his assets included $2 cash and a $50 cellphone. Eugene was shot and killed by a police officer after he was apparently caught, naked, trying to eat the face of another naked man on a busy Miami highway. The victim is recovering in the hospital, most of his skin gone, his eyes gouged and his nose bitten. Police originally theorized that “cocaine psychosis” could have played a role in the attack, but an emergency room doctor said the attack could have been caused by bath salts, an LSD-like drug popular in the South, especially Florida. - The Daily Beast

Olivier Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy’s brother Olivier Sarkozy has moved on from Stella Schnabel and is now dating Mary-Kate Olsen. Sources say the former French president’s 42-year-old younger half-brother, who’s managing director of the Carlyle Group, has been seeing 25-year-old Olsen for about a month, and they’re “head over heels” for one another. Olsen dated artist Nate Lowman for two years until splitting in 2010. Divorced Olivier dated Schnabel for more than a year before they parted in March. Neither Sarkozy nor a rep for Olsen responded to us. - NY Post

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Born this way and die in your arms.

JERUSALEM -- Israelis are gearing up to get down at Madonna's show as the pop diva landed in the Holy Land ahead of her world tour, which kicks off here this week. The Material girl's motorcade entered the Tel Aviv Dan hotel parking lot Friday as guards shielded the superstar from the media. Fans are dressing up as the superstar at Madonna theme parties in Tel Aviv clubs and bars. Madonna isn't Jewish, but she has adopted the Hebrew name of Esther and studies Jewish mysticism. She is known here as "Queen Esther," and Israeli media announced that "the Queen has arrived." Madonna is expected to visit holy sites in Israel ahead of her "MDNA" world tour that will start Thursday in Tel Aviv. - AP

June 1st

Marilyn Monroe’s diary. From Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe. Edited by Stanley Buchthal (Self-analysis and the memory of the humiliation of being punished by her great-aunt Ida Martin.)

Miss Sixty

The Triptych: Wangechi Mutu

Charles Ludlam RIP

Charles Ludlam April 12, 1943 - May 28, 1987

Monaco Grand Prix - Princess Charlene

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Deron Taylor - Extremely Dangerous

Pittsburgh police are seeking the public's help in apprehending a man believed to have shot three people since mid-April. Police identified the suspect as Deron Taylor, 27, of McKees Rocks and today called him "extremely dangerous" in a news release. Mr. Taylor is wanted in connection with shootings in the Crafton Heights section of the city. Police said he has threatened others and has caused residents of an apartment complex at Crucible and Woodlow streets, where he has been spending time, to live in fear. The first incident occurred April 19 at 1:28 a.m. when a man was shot and robbed in the 1500 block of Crucible Street, police said. Mr. Taylor then kicked in a door and shot a man in the chest on May 23, the news release said. He then tried to shoot a 15-year-old in the house and injured a woman, according to police. No further details on the incidents were available today. Police would not identify the victims. Police said there are outstanding warrants for Mr. Taylor's arrest from multiple agencies on a variety of charges, including assault and escape. Police caution the public not to try to apprehend Mr. Taylor but to call 911. Anyone with information can contact detectives at the city's Zone 6 station in the West End at (412) 937-3051. Callers may remain anonymous. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wayland Flowers and Madame

Vintage ventriloquism portraits