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Torsten Adair
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Star Trek: VOY  - 
 
Actually, it looks more like Voyager.
 
THAT is definitely BOLDLY going where no building has gone before!
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#startrek   #geek  

If only we could design all buildings like spaceships..
If you happen to ever fly over China, you might see a familiar sight: one building in Changle, Fuzhou, China looks exactly like the starship Enterprise from the TV and film franchise 'Star Trek.'
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Ya saw that earlier! Its a official ST building!!! 👍👍
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You Are Here: A Tiny Speck In The Big Scheme of Things
So... let's not ask: "Why am I here?" Instead, let's ask: "Where am I now?" We'll ignore the city, state, country, continent variables, and keep it general: We're all on planet Earth. ( This is the famous photo , taken Christmas Eve 1968, from Apollo 8 as i...
So... let's not ask: "Why am I here?" Instead, let's ask: "Where am I now?" We'll ignore the city, state, country, continent variables, and keep it general: We're all on planet Earth. (This is the famous photo, taken Chri...
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Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of Jim Henson’s untimely death at age 53. Bill Prady, co-creator of “The Big Bang Theory” and exec producer of ABC’s new primetime comedy "The Muppets," began hi...
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Conventions, Conferences, Shows, Events  - 
 
A little map I created plotting +ReedPOP's global brands!

Got suggestions or clarifications (such as previous venues)?
Let me know!
Here is a global map of all ReedPOP events, as of May 2015, pinpointed to the latests venues. Exclamation points indicate other venues used for previous events.
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Manhattan  - 
 
"But the governor fully supported the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s desire to keep the newly rebuilt No. 1 subway line running through the trade center site, instead of allowing the Port Authority to temporarily close part of the line and shave months and hundreds of millions of dollars off the hub’s construction. That, however, would have cut an important transit link and angered commuters from Staten Island, a Republican stronghold, who use the No. 1 line after getting off the ferry.

The authority was forced to build under, around and over the subway line, at a cost of at least $355 million."
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s complicated design is only part of how it became one of the most expensive and delayed stations ever built.
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Comic Strips  - 
 
VOTING RESULTS
•Luann: 6,370 votes
•Pickles: 1,440 votes
•Non Sequitur: 159 votes
•Wumo: 31 votes
•F Minus: 26 votes
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"And yet, it is true: the Japanese national broadcaster, NHK, is turning Sushi and Beyond, a book I wrote several years ago – about a food-themed journey my family and I took through Japan – into a 24-part animated TV series. I never intended for the book even to be read by Japanese people but, coincidentally, the translation is also being turned into a manga. Suddenly, I find myself as a tiny footnote in the history of the two greatest Japanese art forms of the 20th century."
When Michael Booth was told his book about his family’s foodie tour of Japan was becoming an anime film and manga comic he headed to Kyoto to see what he looked like as a cartoon ...
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I'll just leave this here...

Fathom Events and Disney are bringing Disney•Pixar’s highly-anticipated Inside Out to theatres nationwide on Tuesday, June 16 in a special advanced screening.

This one-night event will include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Pixar Animation Studios in addition to the full-length feature Inside Out and the Lava short three days before its official release. PLUS following the showing of Inside Out, audiences will enjoy an exclusive Q&A with director Pete Docter, producer Jonas Rivera and the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler, live via satellite from their Australian tour. Event attendees will also receive a limited edition Inside Out commemorative poster and lanyard that includes a special code for access to digital extras.
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This system was used to letter EC Comics in the 1950s.
 
Here's a blog post about the Leroy Lettering Set & how to use it--including a short video.  I just bought this set via Ebay last week.
Background You may not know exactly what a Leroy Lettering Set is, but if you're interested in comics, I'll bet you've seen the results of one in action. Leroy lettering was used most notably by pu...
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Web Comics / Digital Comics / E-books  - 
Lars Fosdal originally shared to Chuckleworthy:
 
Expectations vs Reality
Hair and hair products.
#tongueincheek  
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Manhattan  - 
 
It will be one of the most amazing spaces when it is completely open.

Meanwhile, check out the underground passageway to Battery Park... It feels like George Lucas designed it!
Progress at ground zero was once measured in years. This spring and summer promise one milestone after the next, separated sometimes only by days.
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"Although I was about a year behind the curve, I had this idea that I figured nobody else had," said Guigar, who was also a graphic artist for the Daily News at the time. "I'm going to put them up on a website, and I'm going to build a huge following, and then those guys at the syndicate will know what a mistake they made. That was my business plan: revenge."
At first glance, Brad Guigar's entrance to the world of webcomics seems reminiscent of the supervillain characters he creates.
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For money? I catalog books for Barnes & Noble. For fun and satisfaction? I evangelize for comics and graphic novels.
Employment
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
    Data Analyst, 2008 - present
  • Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Center
    Lead Bookseller, 1999 - 2008
  • SuperCrown Books
    Receivor, 1994 - 1997
  • various youth hostels
    night desk clerk, 1994 - 1999
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Omaha, NE - Bronx, NY - Lake View, IA - Washington, DC - Manhattan, NY - Brooklyn, NY
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Bookseller: 4 Harry Potter launch parties, a hurricane, two blackouts, and an anthrax scare across the street at ABC News. Oh, and eight Holidays in retail.
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  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
    BS Ed. Library Science, 1990 - 1993
  • Cornell College
    1988 - 1990
  • Omaha Burke High School
    Diploma, 1985 - 1988
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I stayed at the Regency Hyatt during the recent "Groundhog Day" snowstorm. This was a pleasant surprise! Great selection at the deli, helpful staff, and an amazing selection of groceries! My only quibble... the cashiers need to add utensils and napkins to the bags for customers who buy deli items!
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