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At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

It's the book the movie was based on. I really wanted to see the move, but couldn't get past my dislike of movies with George Clooney and/or Matt Damon.
A note about the movie: Among those leaked e-mails from Sony studios was one from Clooney (who directed as well as acted) apologizing for the movie not doing very well. My brother saw it on one of those "entertainment news" shows where they tried to make it seem like it was a bad thing, but my brother said: "If anything, it makes him seem like an even nicer guy than you hear about. that whole "gentleman George" thing,"

The book was interesting, if long & is one of those forgotten stories of World War 2 that more people should know about it. To that end, they have an official site about the real men (& women) behind the story. And there's a monuments men foundation to help preserve art that is in danger from armed conflicts today. they are also looking for info on missing cultural objects from WW2 & other wars.

I've read several books about little known or forgotten people & stories of WW2 & am convinced that if a movie studio just did movies about them, they could put out movies for at least a decade.

Friday DE: A thousand words

Sep. 22nd, 2017 05:33 am
bjornwilde: (01: Izana)
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It's Friday so let's have some fun. I have two image memes in mind, feel free to do either or both. 

1 - Comment with an animated gif or still image of your pup's current state. 

2 - Comment with your pup(s) and we'll post an image that we think sums up your pup, either by keyword search on Google or whatever.  

If if you're on cellular data, you might want to avoid this one if it gains a lot of comments. :)


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I'd like to offer my own apologies for disappearing the past couple of weeks. I think Danny and Selina are the ones I've left things hanging and I hope you're good with me tagging in and continuing. If not, that's fine and thank for what we've got done. = )

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Sep. 21st, 2017 12:06 pm
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Hello my friends, just popping in to give a big apology for disappearing this last week.

captain of the fail boat is I )

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Sep. 21st, 2017 09:02 am
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My apologies for dropping off the face of the Bar for a while there. I've been busy RL- not a great excuse, I know- and I've been making jewelry as a hobby/small business lately. Which doesn't sound like it'd interfere, but man, have you tried typing with a pair of roundnose pliers in one hand and four 18-gauge dead soft wires in the other? It is not an easy experience.

... anyway. I'm sorry to have vanished for a while, and would like to get back into posting properly if anyone is still interested.

Thanks.

Thursday DE

Sep. 21st, 2017 07:18 am
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Your character is about to start some new project, a new beginning--a big move, a new job, a new relationship. Is there anything they'd like to clear up from their "old life?" Mistakes they'd like to fix, misunderstandings to settle, bad habits they'd like to kick, good habits they'd like to start? What do they do?

Shout outs

Sep. 20th, 2017 11:18 pm
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The rain and Fall weather has arrived here. I hope the weather's being gentle on everyone as there's a lot of it out there.

Barry gets sick, even his metahuman metabolism doesn't help him.

Sunshine goes forward. I hope it all turns out in a positive way.

Bonnie cleans up after the mess of the glittersnot plot.

What have you been finishing and enjoying reading?

Wednesday DE: Rain

Sep. 20th, 2017 12:29 pm
cook_the_rude: (At first things are still quite autumnal)
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 What is your character's favourite activity when it's wet and cold and icky outside?

Tuesday DE

Sep. 19th, 2017 11:22 am
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This is going up rather late, for which I apologize; just got off a flight. I almost did a travel question, this one occurred to me instead.

Does your character visit their family--whether genetic, formally adopted, informally adopted/just chosen and assembled like half our large-cast-protagonist stories are--often? (If they live with their family, assume holidays/important celebrations at or with visiting family.) How do those visits go, what are they like? Does your character enjoy them?

And for those characters who don't have family, do they wish they did or are they relieved to be spared the... let's call them 'complications' that can go with it?

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Sep. 18th, 2017 06:26 pm
lannamichaels: text: "Don't panic" (don't panic)
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The ocd is getting so much worse and I have an appointment tomorrow with the Adversarial Therapist, so that's going to go so great, so to focus on good things:

today when driving home, I saw someone on a bike, wearing a helmet that had a big triangle in LED lights on the back. And if that wasn't cool enough, that person then signalled a left turn, and a left turn arrow in orange showed on the back of the helmet, next to the red triangle. That was so cool.

There are times when I want to stop bicyclists and tell them how awesome their safety gear is. For this person, I wanted to throw a party to tell them how awesome their safety gear is.

Now if we could just get better bike lanes and such.

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Sep. 18th, 2017 04:58 pm
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HAI!

So welcome welcome to the TOTALLY ALWAYS ON TIME, AND NEVER POSTED LATE...OR SOMETIMES FORGOTTEN ABOUT, Happy Hour Post.

How are you?
I'm Bing.
I'll be your Happy Hour Shift Facilitator for this evening...or afternoon. Maybe potentially morning?
Anyhow!

Happy Hours available for this week include!

Today, or what's left of it.
Tomorrow!
Wednesday!
Thursday!
Friday!
Saturday!
And finally Sunday.

These shifts are free to a good home!
Please provide Time Zone, Start Time, and Character looking to 'Tend.

:D

Also, on account of school having just started, I've fallen a bit behind on email correspondence.
SO! If you're waiting for a message from me, please to feel free to ping again.

If you have any questions or concerns or comments, there'll be a thread inside here for those too.

Have at!

Monday DE

Sep. 18th, 2017 06:29 am
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What makes your pup nervous? 

The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:37 am
marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
[personal profile] marycatelli posting in [community profile] books
The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2 by Christian Gossett

The continuing story -- to the end of the published issues. Spoilers ahead for the earlier volume.

Read more... )

Sunday Indulgences

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:37 am
misslucyjane: (buddha in the wild)
[personal profile] misslucyjane posting in [community profile] ways_back_room
It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

it means you can never have too many hugs )
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