Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author.
Wilder began his career on stage, and made his screen debut in the TV series Armstrong Circle Theatre in 1962. Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder’s first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974’s Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, which Wilder co-wrote, garnering the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder directed and wrote several of his own films, including The Woman in Red (1984). — wikipedia
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* How To Talk To Girls On Twitter Without Coming Off Like A Creepy Rando (2016-Feb-17) [adequateman]
So, here you are, my friend, following a lot of brilliant women on Twitter (I hope). It’s so fun, and the best part of Twitter is connecting with people, so you want to reply to some of her great tweets with your own great opinions and jokes! Cool, cool, but here are some things to keep in mind. …
* Post Modern Jukebox – Heart Of Glass
Vintage ’40s “Old Hollywood” Style Blondie Cover ft. Addie Hamilton
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Postmodern Jukebox, Season 2 by Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox
Brumotti fires up in Livigno – 2016 edition
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) 2016
2016 AUGUST 22 – 28, Chamonix, France
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (also referred to as UTMB) is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon. It takes place once a year in the Alps, and follows the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. It has a distance of approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), and a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m. It is widely regarded as one of the most difficult foot races in Europe, and one of the largest with over two thousand starters. The combined participation in all of the events is approaching 10 thousand runners.
While the best runners complete the loop in slightly more than 20 hours, most runners take 30 to 45 hours to reach the finish line. There is no prize money awarded. [wikipedia]
Watch the live feed on: http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/ or http://www.ultratrail.tv/?live=en
Teaser UTMB® 2016
⛰ UTMB: Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (166 km +9,600 m)
⛰ CCC: Courmayeur – Champex – Chamonix (101 km +6,100 m)
⛰ TDS: Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (119 km +7,250 m)
⛰ OCC: Orsières – Champex – Chamonix (53 km +3,300 m)
⛰ PTL: La Petite Trotte à Léon (approx. 300 km +28,000 m)
⛰ YCC: Youth Chamonix Courmayeur : youth aged 16 – 22 years (approx. 15 km +1,000 m)
UTMB 2016 route preview
PTL 2016 – Start
Posted in 2016, Wednesday WIN
Event: Wonderland Run
Distance: 20km short / 36km long
Date: Sunday the 21st August 2016
Location: Hall Gap, The Grampians
Organised by: Big Long Run
The Wonderland Run Grampians is a 2km and 8km Saturday afternoon run, followed by 20km and 36km runs on Sunday morning, based at Halls Gap in Victoria.
Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians, starting from School Rd. Due to the arduous nature of the runs, runners need to qualify by having run in other events.
Wonderland 20km (Image: Trail Runner Magazine AU_NZ)
Wonderland is the setting for Lewis Carroll’s 1865 children’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
In the story, Wonderland is accessed by an underground passage, and Alice reaches it by travelling down a rabbit hole. While the location is apparently somewhere beneath Oxfordshire, Carroll does not specify how far down it is, and he has Alice speculate whether it is near the centre of the earth or even at the Antipodes. The land is heavily wooded and grows mushrooms. There are well-kept gardens and substantial houses, such as those of the Duchess and the White Rabbit. Wonderland has a seacoast, where the Mock Turtle lives. — wikipedia
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* Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them (2016-Aug-22) [Guardian]
As the National Parks Service (USA) turns 100 this week, we look at how receding ice, extreme heat and acidifying oceans are transforming America’s landscapes, and guardians of national parks face the herculean task of stopping it.
* Czech tourist reveals how she survived 30-day ordeal in New Zealand mountains (2016-Aug-26) [Guardian]
Pavlina Pizova tells of enduring the death of her partner, sleeping three nights in the open and how attempts to walk back to safety were thwarted by poor weather and avalanches.
* Inside the Routeburn track hut that saved Czech woman stuck in NZ wilderness – pictures (2016-Aug-26) [Guardian]
* Men’s 1500m Final
* Men’s 5000m Final
* Men’s Marathon Highlights
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IRON ALTAR by Iron Altar