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Other of the dead with whom he spoke, while they may not qualify as household names, nevertheless went to the grave with some sort of achievement under their belts: Olestra inventor Fred H. Mattson, for instance, or John Wesley Joyce, owner of the famed Greenwich Village literary watering hole The Lion’s Head. Only the Slaughterhouse-Five author’s courageous and impossible reportage has saved the names of a few, like that of retired construction worker Salvatore Biagini, from total obscurity. Famous or not, people interested Vonnegut, who claimed to get his ideas from “disgust with civilization” but also served as honorary president of the National Humanist Association. This aspect of his personality comes up in the Brian Lehrer Show segment just above , a listen back to Vonnegut’s “Reports on the Afterlifesegments for WNYC’s 90th anniversary.
Radar Online
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“And, of course, there is a stipulation in their contract, which is more of a break-up clause. If, for some reason, they call it quits, they are both required to finish out the remainder of their existing contracts,” the insider added. PHOTOS: ‘The VoiceCurse! 11 Famous Celebrity Couples That Split After Appearing On The Show As previously reported by Radar, a source said execs are still hoping, now more than ever, the dynamic duo will get engaged on-air! “Bosses are really, really pushing for this,” said source. “They want nothing more than for Blake to propose to Gwen during a taping of the show.” Do you think Blake Shelton should propose to Gwen Stefani on-air? Tell us your thoughts below. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.
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Mental Floss
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Warren G. Harding was the first president with an official speechwriter, but even George Washington’s famous farewell address was prepared with the assistance of James Madisonfive years before he delivered it.
Carscoops
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Even though weve seen plenty 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS models wearing full camouflage , the worlds most famous 4-door coupe still has us wondering about more than just its appearance. Read more »
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The Points Guy
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This package from American Express includes a private suite to view the races, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Churchill Downs barns and stables and an invitation to the post-race Winner's Party. Although this event is on the pricey side, TPG loved his experience at the most famous horse race in the world in 2015, and access to VIP areas helps you avoid the crowds. Ticket sales end on May 3. Be a Part of the Rio Carnival Redeem your Marriott points for this incredible opportunity to be apart of Rio de Janeiro's 2017 Carnival. Image courtesy of Buda Mendes via Getty Images. Host: Marriott Cost: Current bid at 200,000 Marriott points Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Date: February 25 28 You can live the magic of the Rio Carnival with this priceless experience, as you'll get to walk in the parade with the famous Unidos Da Tijuca samba school in your very own Carnival costume.
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EVO
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Image 2 of 11 Image 2 of 11 The 24-hour sports car race uses the three banked corners of Daytona’s famoustri-ovaltrack, but the circuit is then made more intricate with the addition of the infield complex and a bus stop on the main straight. In total the 3.56-mile circuit features 12 corners. This year’s 55-strong starting grid is spilt into four classes: Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona. The fastest group is the Prototype class, which consists of 12 cars from six different manufacturers, including Nissan , Cadillac , Mazda and Oreca. Image 3 of 11 Image 3 of 11 The Daytona 24 Hours pulls in some big names and the Prototype class is full of star drivers. The number 10 Cadillac will be driven by 2005 race winner Max Angelelli and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon. Ex-Formula 1 drivers Sebastien Buemi and Nick Heidfeld will be in the number 13 Oreca for Rebellion Racing, a car they are sharing with Neel Jani, who set the fastest time of the trio in most of the pre-season tests.
Western Daily Press
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A bank has said it has helped secure the long-term future of the famous Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare with a seven figure loan.The owners of the historic pier have obtained the refinancing package from NatWest, which it says will safeguard more than 50 full time and 100 seasonal jobs.The Grand Pier, originally built in 1904, was purchased by the Michael family in February 2008. They invested millions of pounds in refurbishments, only to see the pavilion destroyed by fire just a few...
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Celebrity Big Brother's Bianca has a surprising job [Channel 5] Celebrity Big Brother stars are known predominantly for having showbiz jobs including being 'TV personalities', models like Nicola McLean or actors like James Cosmo. Some of them, such as Calum Best have famous family connections, or have been professional sports stars, like Jamie O'Hara. Stacy Francis and Jedward are singers - but there are some stars who have surprising ...
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TIME - Top Stories
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Welcome back to The Bachelor . When we last saw lovelorn hero, Nick Viall, he was looking for love at a pool party and getting straddled in a bouncy house by a bikini-clad woman. The other women were not impressed by Corinnes use of the bouncy castle, sucking their teeth and muttering about Nicks wifely ambitions. Vanessa tells Nick that shes not mad, but she is disappointed. Corinne for her part simply doesnt care. Shes here for the right reasons getting famous enough to get a spot on Bachelor in Paradise . Heres what happened on The Bachelor: The Rose Ceremony : Raven gets the first rose, followed by Taylor the therapist, Brittany, Kristina, Jasmine, Alexis the Dolphin Enthusiast, Astrid, Danielle the neo-natal nurse, Jaimi, Josephine, and finally Sarah. Its down to the final rose and Corinne is standing there trying to telepathically remind Nick that she mere minutes ago she was straddling him in a bouncy house.
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Petrolicious
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For 2016, it was decided the rally would again be held in Taiwan, but it would be the very last time. I missed the first time it was held in Taiwan back in 2013, so I really wanted to make it to this final one in 2016. Long story short, there’s a bit of tension between the Taiwanese and Japanese people that dates way back from the extended Japanese occupation in Taiwan. So, it was great to see the Japanese bringing some harmony with the Taiwanese people and government through this rally. The ending of the rally was held at the CKS memorial palace. For a foreign entity, especially considering Japan and Taiwan’s history, to come in and mend relations through a classic car rally, that’s pretty incredible. From a political perspective, there’s a national band that plays traditional Chinese instruments along with a famous Japanese flutist. People were in tears of joy because someone from Japan was playing alongside a Taiwanese national band.
PC Pro
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Thomas McMullan 56 min ago Games The sound of the crackling is warm. That’s the word I would use to describe it. It is warm and, more importantly, it is music. If you’d asked me a week ago how it would feel to hear the faint, warm crackling of a record player, I wouldnt have given you an answer this effusive. I wouldnt have grabbed you by the collar, brought your face within inches of mine, and told you that it makes me feel safe. But the save points in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard make me feel exactly that. The tape recorder that lets me save my progress, the crackling music. Like a bonfire, I feel my body defrost. This is so different from the silence outside of these rooms. A silence that, like John Cage’s famous 433composition, isnt a silence at all, but rather a blank canvas for the rustles, crunches and whispers of other humans. Except, in Resident Evil 7’s case, these sounds arent necessarily all human.
The Week
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Raise a glass to Scotlands national bard with a smoky single malt and a forkful of haggis In Depth Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:56pm Burns Night, which is celebrated at the end of January every year, is fast upon us. On Wednesday, people all over the world will crack open the single malt to commemorate the anniversary of Scotland's most famous son, Robert Burns. But where should you go to celebrate this much-loved event? And what whisky should you drink? Who was Robert Burns? Robert Burns (aka Robbie Burns, aka Rabbie Burns, aka Scotland's Favourite Son) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. Born into rural poverty, he became a prolific poet who wrote about everyday life using a Scottish vernacular that was already under threat from English in his own lifetime. How did Burns Night begin? The traditional Burns Supper began a few years after the poet's death in 1796 as a way for "Rabbie's friends and acquaintances to honour his memory," according to the Manchester Evening News .
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Thomas McMullan 38 min 24 sec ago Games The sound of the crackling is warm. That’s the word I would use to describe it. It is warm and, more importantly, it is music. If you’d asked me a week ago how it would feel to hear the faint, warm crackling of a record player, I wouldnt have given you an answer this effusive. I wouldnt have grabbed you by the collar, brought your face within inches of mine, and told you that it makes me feel safe. But the save points in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard make me feel exactly that. The tape recorder that lets me save my progress, the crackling music. Like a bonfire, I feel my body defrost. This is so different from the silence outside of these rooms. A silence that, like John Cage’s famous 433composition, isnt a silence at all, but rather a blank canvas for the rustles, crunches and whispers of other humans.
Digital Trends
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TIME - Top Stories
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Record waves over the weekend snapped a section of the famous World War I-era cement-ship, the S.S. Palo Alto, moored in California's Monterey Bay. The stormy surf, which reached the record height of 34-ft according to the National Weather Service , broke the section nearest to the shore. It also caused the pier on Seacliff Beach, which was constructed to link the ship to the beach, to temporarily close, ABC7 News reports . The boat was part of an emergency fleet of 24 ships made out of ferroconcrete and commissioned by Emergency Fleet Corportation during World War I, the Washington Post reports. Ferroconcrete, which a mix of concrete and steel, was considered a low-cost material to produce than steel. But by the time shipbuilders completed the 420-ft S.S. Palo Alto, the war was over. It's first voyage was to the Seacliff beach in 1929, where it became an amusement ship, before becoming a fishing pier, then an artificial reef for marine animals.