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Torsten Adair
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Attended University of Nebraska at Omaha
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A nice exhibition (travelling!) of German comics art!
Germany has a tradition of comic books dating back 150 years. Strips like Wilhelm Busch's Max und Moritz actually predate Superman by about 80 years. The history of these German comics is now on show at the Galerie Ludwig in Oberhausen.
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ForgottenTVLyrics: The Love Boat
The #forgottentvlyrics to The Love Boat! The song was written by Charles Fox (music) and Paul Williams (lyrics). It became the theme music of the popular American television series The Love Boat, broadcast between 1977 and 1986. Jones's version was used as ...
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Hmmm...how old is that statute? Is this an ancient version of hiding a corpse in a steel drum?
 
This Buddha statue is more than a little different

They're commonly found throughout Southeast Asia, but this Buddha statue is ... unique. Inside is a nearly 1,000-year-old mummy. Students in Norway made the discovery after flipping the statue for a CT scan. Researchers say it may have been a case of "self-mummification."  More on this shocking discovery: http://trov.es/1B6Rtiw

Follow the Museums & Galleries trove for more: http://trov.es/1a8V6dx

#museum   #science   #history   #buddhism  
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We won!  (And the movie is a great success!  $200+ Million in the U.S.  $500+ Million worldwide!)
...a movie based on a superhero comic book won a best picture Oscar last night.
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Remember the simple days of childhood when categories of people were simple? You could be a Jock, a Clown, a Little (my term for those girls with delicate bone structure who made my life hell), or a Reader. And when you found a fellow Reader, you held her dear (by which I mean, you smiled at her
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Today's Train of Thought: Judy Garland to France, by Way of Austria
While I was waiting for my Hot Pockets to cook, I read the back page of Sports Illustrated, about athletes (and others) who return to Minnesota . At the end, it mentioned Judy Garland . So I went to Wikipedia to read up... ...which lead to " Judgement at Nu...
While I was waiting for my Hot Pockets to cook, I read the back page of Sports Illustrated, about athletes (and others) who return to Minnesota. At the end, it mentioned Judy Garland. So I went to Wikipedia to read up... ...
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What about an albino cardinal?
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“When I was a kid, I’d always heard that my dad worked for the government,” Jared told us during a recent tour of the Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero production offices. When he was in his early teens, Jared’s parents revealed the truth: his dad was actually a member of the CIA. “He’s the most suburban dad imaginable, so none of this computed whatsoever,” Jared recalled.
The premise of this new Disney XD show sounds fantastical, but it’s actually based on the real childhoods of creators Sam Levine and Jared Bush.
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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.
Education
  • 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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