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William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

From Gawker: Columnist and presidential speechwriter Bill Safire was one of only three non-disloyal Jews President Nixon could name. Here is the speech he drafted for Nixon to read in case the Apollo 11 Astronauts became stranded on the moon! It is a wonderful piece of alternate universe American history, in which President Nixon had(…)

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Puppies and Flowers : Polar Bear in the arctic wonders “what for lunch?”

Puppies and Flowers : Polar Bear in the arctic wonders “what for lunch?”

A group of wildlife enthusiasts were looking forward to their lunch during an expedition to the Arctic island of Svalbard. But they soon discovered a hungry polar bear was also rather keen to try their cauliflower soup. The giant predator poked his head through the open porthole into the kitchen of the ship, which had(…)

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The Manhattan Street Corners — amazing photography project.

The Manhattan Street Corners — amazing photography project.

For two years Richard Howe systematically photographed every street corner in NYC. From his site: The Manhattan Street Corners is my working title for a project to produce a comprehensive photographic portrait of everyday life at street level in daytime Manhattan. Between March and November, 2006, I systematically photographed each and every one of the(…)

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