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Feel dumb for not realizing sooner that Dirk Gently is Douglas Adams' Hercule Poirot. Cast of characters and their relationships is spot on.
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Amazing stuff ... so original.
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or ...
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Amazing color images of NYC taken by Charles W. Cushman in 1942 on Kodachrome film, which came out in 1935.

Some great shots in this album. It's admirable how little McSorley's has changed in 70 years.
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Man, I'd love to see this.
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Press Release about my one man show.

My best, Bill

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“I don't want people to know me.
I want them to believe my version.”
- William Shatner

William Shatner on Broadway in
SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT
Music Box Theatre February 14 - March 4
Opening Night February 16

Television and movie superstar William Shatner will bring SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE
IN IT to Broadway’s Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) for a limited engagement from February 14 - March 4. Opening night is February 16.

The two-hour show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work on television and film.

Returning to Broadway for the first time since 1962, William Shatner says, “I've been pretty busy since I last played the Music Box. I've been refurbished; I hope the theatre has been too. My plan has always been to return to Broadway every 50 years. I can’t ask my fans to wait for me longer than Halley’s Comet, so I’m coming back. "

SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT is produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment, Larry A. Thompson Organization, Adam Troy Epstein, Larry A. Thompson, Seth Keyes, and Josh Sherman. The creative team will be announced shortly.

William Shatner is an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, which spawned a film franchise where he returned as Kirk in seven of the movies, one of which he directed. He played the title role in the hit series T.J. Hooker before hosting TV’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911. He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal and received four more Emmy nominations as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nods. His interview series, Shatner's Raw Nerve, aired on Bio, and he recorded the critically acclaimed album Has Been. The Milwaukee Ballet performed “Common People,” which was set to songs from the record; the event is featured in the documentary Gonzo Ballet. Seeking Major Tom, featuring a number of heavy metal covers and songs by U2, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Pink Floyd, was released last year. Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-sellers. His autobiography, Up Till Now, was a New York Times best-seller, and Shatner Rules was released in 2011. His comic book series,William Shatner Presents is based on his novels Tek War, Man O’ War, and Quest for Tomorrow, along with a new title: Chimera. He has also been successful in another area - horse breeding. A dedicated breeder of American Quarter horses, he has had enormous success with the American Saddlebred, developing and riding world champions and has won numerous world championships in several events. He united his passions for horses and philanthropy with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, benefitting L.A.-based children’s charities. He appeared on Broadway in A Shot in the Dark, The World of Suzie Wong, and Tamburlaine the Great. And no, there is nothing this man does not do.


TICKETS:
American Express cardholders will be able to buy tickets beginning today January 11. Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 21 through www.telecharge.com and are priced from $125 to $37.50. The Music Box Theatre box office opens on January 30.

VIP tickets are available which include a meet and greet with William Shatner, premium seating, limited edition souvenir poster, and an autograph and photo opportunity.

Playing schedule:

Week beginning February 13 (6 performances)
Tue at 7 PM
Wed - Sat at 8 PM
Sun at 3 PM

Week beginning February 20 (7 performances)
Mon at 8 PM
Tue at 7 PM
Wed – Dark
Thu- Sat at 8 PM
Sat at 2 PM
Sun at 3 PM

Week beginning February 27 (6 performances)
Mon at 8 PM
Tue – Dark
Wed – Dark
Thu – Sat at 8 PM
Sat at 2 PM
Sun at 3 PM

For more information, visit: www.telecharge.com.
Follow on Twitter: @WILLIAMSHATNER

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Wow, amazing stuff!
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Beautiful Paintings of Evgeniy Lushpin I love his works!!!

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Contest Giveaway – Two Limited Edition Fine Art Prints - Vol.5
(valued at $750.00 each)

To celebrate the arrival of 100 000 Google + users that have circled me, I have decided to create a contest and give away not one but TWO of my Limited Edition Fine Art Prints 24x36in (valued at $750.00 each) The winners will choose the print of their choice from my gallery located here http://tiny.cc/9a3v9 Prints will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
To Enter the contest, simply reshare this post and let me know you did by leaving a comment below. It is really important to leave a comment here https://plus.google.com/109330684746468207713/posts/c7JrfisoPbj stating "Shared" this is the best way for me to know that you did.I will also keep track of the reshares via the new feature « View Ripples » I will then attribute a number to each participant and choose the winners using http://www.random.org/ The list of participants will be posted periodically. So if you intend to participate, make sure that your name made it to the list. Contest ends December 10th, this date will mark the 5th month I have been using Google +. This might also make a very nice Christmas present if you decide to give it as a gift.

I will also take this opportunity to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the countless comments, shares, +1 and all the time you have spent viewing my work. I am touched and overwhelemed by the awesome response. This really means a lot to me.. You guys fuel my passion so much I have no words for it.

Shout out to the Google team who have created this wicked platform. Never have I seen such quality content & interaction between users. You Guys Rock!!!

Stay Strong & Live with Passion
Patrick Di Fruscia
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Happy to hear that ownership transfer is coming. Greatly lessens the anxiety over choosing which account to create a Page with.
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It’s only been a few hours since we announced Google+ Pages and the response has been amazing! We're listening to all your comments and feedback.

A few of your top requests we’ve already started working on, such as multi-admin support, ownership transfer and page analytics.

You can look forward to many more features and improvements in the coming weeks and months. This is just the beginning! Keep the feedback coming :)
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Craziness ... So cool!
 
Stare at the colored dots on this girl’s nose for 30 seconds, then quickly look at a white wall or ceiling (or anything pure white) and start blinking rapidly. Congratulations, you just processed a negative with your brain! A question for you GSF, how is this possible?
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Yeah, I was really surprised how long the effect lasts. The mind is a crazy thing.
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I was travelling last week when I first saw this and didn't have a chance to share it, so pardon me if you've seen it elsewhere.

If you haven't, definitely take a look. It's breathtaking.
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Albany International Airport spares no expense in offering the latest technologies.
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Yeah ... I'll be honest, I was mistaken on what it was when I took the shot. I just saw the acoustic coupler and reacted :). I almost pulled the post down this morning when I realized what it was and that it might still be used.

Still, in a world where it's near impossible to find a pay phone, a teletext feels like even more of a blast from the past.
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Genius! The quality of these images and the fact that they are in color is absolutely unbelievable. These were shot in 1910! Well worth a look ...

"... Between 1909 and 1912 ... photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook a photographic survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color images."
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Here's one of the most popular Big Picture posts, ever.
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First question, how did Sergei get all those children to sit so still for so long? :)
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Great talk by +Rich Hickey on clarifying the difference between "simple" software and software that is "easy" to write. I think we all need to make an effort to bring the word "complect" [1] back into common usage.

[1] http://www.google.com/search?q=define+complect
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    Tech Lead / Architect, 2004 - present
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Developer, guitarist and amateur photographer from a small town in MA.
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Mentored many a new developer rapidly into leadership positions.
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  • Swarthmore College
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2003
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