REMEMBERING RAT PACK RESTAURANTS

The Time That Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Opened Competing Restaurants on the Sunset Strip   IMAGE CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES Rat Pack Restaurants From 1946 to 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were show business supernovas. With an act that combined singing, slapstick, and spontaneous hijinks, the duo sold out nightclubs coast to coast, then went…

Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day

Cinco de Mayo – Here’s What It Is Not Sure What Cinco de Mayo Is All About? You’re Not Alone Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a bicultural celebration that has become synonymous with margaritas, cervezas (beer) and the occasional controversy. But we found most people don’t know the real story behind…

Adios Amigo

Adios Amigo Adios Amigo? It’s been almost a decade since we first heard the now-iconic phrase, “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do I prefer Does Equis.” Unorthodox in its aloof and half-hearted endorsement, the Most Interesting Man in the World ad campaign for Dos Equis somehow lent a unique credibility to the…

Fidel and his Cigar Story

A Conversation With Fidel originally posted at cigaraficionado.com by Marvin R. Shanken This is a rather long post, but it is a very interesting read! Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado, interviewed Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana on February 3, 1994. The interview focused on cigars, but touched on the United…

They're like Superman's memory crystals, but real!

‘5D’ discs can store data until well after the sun burns out originally posted at engadget.com by Andrew Tarantola Great link sent via Leonard Lyn on Google + Researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optical Research Center announced on Tuesday that they’ve perfected a technique that can record data in 5 dimensions and keep it safe…

OSCARS 2016

The 2016 Oscars:  Complete Nomination List Originally posted by variety.com MICHAEL BUCKNER/VARIETY/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK JANUARY 14, 2016 | 05:32AM PT Variety Staff Oscar nominees for the 88th annual awards were announced on Thursday morning live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences headquarters in Beverly Hills. The ceremony, hosted by Chris Rock for the second…

CES 2016

The best smart gadgets that stole the show at CES 2016 Originally posted by linkis.com/mashable IMAGE: JHILA FARZANEH/MASHABLE BY SAMANTHA MURPHY KELLY LAS VEGAS –- After a few years of showing off less-than-impressive smart gadgets at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, companies stepped it up this year by showing off innovative, but also useful, products.From…

Screenwriting Process

The Screenwriting Process of an Oscar Winner originally posted by scriptbully.com Dustin Lance Black is not only an Oscar-winning screenwriter (“Milk”), but he’s also one of the few film scribes who can articulate his screenwriting process in a way screenwriting newbies can understand. (And hopefully emulate.) Now, as Black explains in the video, his work…