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EASY ON THE EYES #13

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LAURA, Gene Tierney, 1944. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection.

LAURA, Gene Tierney, 1944. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection.

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Actress Gene Tierney, performing in the motion picture, Dragonwick. 1945

Actress Gene Tierney, performing in the motion picture, Dragonwick. 1945

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Gene Tierney-Leave her to heaven-1945

Gene Tierney-Leave her to heaven-1945

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Gene Tierney in the 40's [Twentieth Century Fox Pictures]

Gene Tierney in the 40’s [Twentieth Century Fox Pictures]

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Sundown (1941) Directed by Henry Hathaway Shown: Gene Tierney

Sundown (1941)
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Shown: Gene Tierney

Sundown (1941) Directed by Henry Hathaway Shown: Gene Tierney

Sundown (1941)
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Shown: Gene Tierney

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Sundown (1941) Directed by Henry Hathaway Shown on set: Bruce Cabot, Gene Tierney

Sundown (1941)
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Shown on set: Bruce Cabot, Gene Tierney

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EASY ON THE EYES #12

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, Jennifer Connelly, 1991, (c)Universal Pictures

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, Jennifer Connelly, 1991, (c)Universal Pictures

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DIGITAL-AGE DILEMMAS

I saw something about that bizarre shooting in Virginia yesterday on AOL, but paid little attention to it–AOL thrives on sensationalism.  Then last night, watching the local news for the weather forecast I saw the ABC News version of the story. After seeing that, I was more curious of course, so I searched for actual video that they didn’t show in the news report. And I saw the video–several people had put it on YouTube.  It didn’t really show much–I could see why that local anchorwoman in Virginia couldn’t tell what exactly was going on just from the station video.  But with the background information, I saw enough.  And my curiosity was satisfied.

Then I saw links to videos about the whole incident being a possible hoax. I was curious, of course, and took a look at them.  These were YouTube videos allegedly of the actual video that the killer recorded.

The bottom line:  The video unintentionally broadcast by the Virginia news station looked quite real.  But the video allegedly posted by the killer looked quite fake. Those who had uploaded what they considered a hoax pointed out several problems with the killer’s video.  I could see their points–but the most obvious problem, to me, was this:  The killer walked up to the reporter, the woman being interviewed, and the cameraman, and stood just a few feet away from them. Then he looked around a while–and no one noticed him at all until he pulled out his gun and began firing. It just seemed so odd that they didn’t notice him–especially since they knew him.

Finally today (Thursday), I read the whole story in the New York Times and watched the whole story on the PBS NewsHour.  I found, from these, that the original video the killer posted on social media was deleted very soon after.  So it occurred to me then that the videos posted on YouTube could be tampered with, to make it look like a hoax.  But why would so many people bother to do that?

On the other hand, why would a television news station concoct a hoax of such magnitude, knowing full well that it would not be able to keep its secret?

I believe this incident really happened–but I’m confused by the YouTube videos posted allegedly of the killer’s video.  If these are not tampered with, I still have unanswered questions–mainly how the reporter, the cameraman, and the woman being interviewed didn’t notice the killer so close to them.

Should people have uploaded the news station’s video onto YouTube?  Should people have uploaded the killer’s alleged video to point out that it could have been a hoax?

Should I have watched the station’s video?  Should I then have watched the videos questioning the killer’s video as a hoax?

Should I even post this–a post about something so controversial?

Dilemmas.  Digital-Age dilemmas.

I hate the Digital Age.

EASY ON THE EYES #11

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04 Feb 1946, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Original caption: 2/4/1946- Hollywood, CA- Lovely English actress Patricia Roc, first "Lend-Lease" film player to come to this country for a role in Universal's "Canyon Passage", poses her first cheesecake art. --- Image by © Corbis

04 Feb 1946, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA — Original caption: 2/4/1946- Hollywood, CA- Lovely English actress Patricia Roc, first “Lend-Lease” film player to come to this country for a role in Universal’s “Canyon Passage”, poses her first cheesecake art. — Image by © Corbis

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by Ted Reed, bromide print, 1947

by Ted Reed, bromide print, 1947

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A THOUGHT FOR MY PENNIES

If the love of money is the root of all evil, why isn’t the lack of money the root of all good?

THE ONLY WAY TO DESTROY ISIS

I don’t like to call it the “Islamic State” because it is neither Islamic nor a state. It is a totally self-serving organization whose only objectives are subjugation and destruction.

It is also the first terrorist organization to feed almost exclusively on Digital-Age technology–drawing its recruits from all over the world via the Internet.  And the only way to destroy ISIS is to completely cut off its access to the Internet–even if that means shutting down the Internet worldwide.

EASY ON THE EYES #10

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De Duitse filmster Betty Amann in de film "Asphalt", geregisseerd door Erich Pommer voor de UFA, waarin zij een "Vamp" speelt. Geretoucheerde foto met ingetekende fotolijst. [1932].

De Duitse filmster Betty Amann in de film “Asphalt”, geregisseerd door Erich Pommer voor de UFA, waarin zij een “Vamp” speelt. Geretoucheerde foto met ingetekende fotolijst. [1932].

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1928, Probably California, USA --- Actresses at Mary Pickford's Tea Party --- Image by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS

1928, Probably California, USA — Actresses at Mary Pickford’s Tea Party — Image by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS

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EASY ON THE EYES #9

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Barbara Stanwyck. Restored by jane for Dr. Macro's High Quality Movie Scans Website: http://www.doctormacro.com/. Enjoy!

Barbara Stanwyck. Restored by jane for Dr. Macro’s High Quality Movie Scans Website: http://www.doctormacro.com/. Enjoy!

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Ten Cents a Dance (1931) Directed by Lionel Barrymore Shown: Barbara Stanwyck

Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
Directed by Lionel Barrymore
Shown: Barbara Stanwyck

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1942: American screen star Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) wearing a white belted robe in a publicity still for 'The Gay Sisters', directed by Irving Rapper. (Photo by John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

1942: American screen star Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) wearing a white belted robe in a publicity still for ‘The Gay Sisters’, directed by Irving Rapper. (Photo by John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

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1941: Barbara Stanwyck (1907 - 1990) as con artist Jean Harrington, posing as the wealthy Lady Eve Sidwich in the romantic comedy 'The Lady Eve', directed by Preston Sturges. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

1941: Barbara Stanwyck (1907 – 1990) as con artist Jean Harrington, posing as the wealthy Lady Eve Sidwich in the romantic comedy ‘The Lady Eve’, directed by Preston Sturges. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

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EPSON scanner image

EPSON scanner image

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FROM THE 2013 BOOK OF QUESTIONS #29

Another question from Gregory Stock’s book is this:

You are leading 100 people whose lives are in danger, and you must pick one of two paths.  One will save 95 people but 5 will die; the other has an even chance of saving everyone, but if it fails everyone will die.  Which would you choose?

I would choose the path that had an even chance of saving everyone.

THE POWERS THAT BE DON’T DESERVE TO BE

THE POWERS THAT BE DON’T DESERVE TO BE THE POWERS THAT BE.


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