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I happened across a reference to the activist group FEMEN. Never heard of FEMEN? FEMEN is a group of women who expose their bodies as a form of political protest. This (theoretically) accomplishes two things: It draws attention to their message (which…
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Friday, April 15, 2011
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The Terror Babies Return! Aaaaaah!
Okay, not exactly a terror baby... but apparently a six-year-old little girl posed a threat to the safety of a flight and had to receive a detailed pat down to ensure that she would not perform any heinous acts that could threaten the safety of the other passengers on that flight.
According to CNN, every passenger in New Orleans gets either an x-ray like scan or else they are patted down. So much for the big easy. Check out this CNN video covering this event.
Of course, CNN had to blur the details in the above video... so here is another video that shows the encounter more clearly.
Whew... that was a close one!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Suffering with the prices at the pump? Here are some tips for saving a little coin:
Only Buy Gas in the Early MorningIn the early hours, the ground temperature is cold. Service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground, the denser the fuel, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, technically giving you less per gallon.
The specific gravity and the temperature of gasoline is important. And, given that service stations typically don’t have temperature compensation, you want to optimize your fill-up to give more bang for your buck.
Filling Up Is Like Making Love -- Do It Slowly...Most of us want to fill-up and go... so we squeeze the nozzle in fast mode. Notice that there are three notches on the nozzle... slow, medium and fast. Slow is better.
Why? Because at lower speeds you minimize the amount of vapor created as the gas shoots through the hose. Take note of the hose... they all have a vapor return mechanism. The faster you pump, the more of the gas that you are paying for goes back into the hose and not into your gas tank.
I had a guy ask... wow, why is it taking you so long to fill up? I explained that to him and he seemed quite surprised!
You remember that Pointer Sisters song about the “slow hand” don’t you?
If you are pumping gas at the fastest rate, you pumping some of that gas into your car and some of it back into the service station’s underground storage tank -- and giving it back to the service station. Pump it slowly and so you’re getting less worth for your money.
Fill Up When Your Tank Is ½ FullThis is important because the more fuel you have in your tank, the less air is occupying the tank. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Many cars have an internal floating roof inside the tank that provides zero clearance between the gasoline and the atmosphere (minimizing evaporation).
Avoid Service Stations Receiving GasIf a big truck is unloading gas into the service station’s tanks... the fuel in the tank is being stirred up... meaning any dirt or residue in the tank rises from the bottom and can potentially get into your vehicle’s fuel system. You want gas that has had time to settle.
Great tips, huh?
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I first met the amazing Helen McCready, CSA at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. She is not only a charming and lovely woman, but she is a walking compendium of industry knowledge. As a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, Helen has helped many actors achieve their goals of success in show business.
In Helen’s own words:
One of the toughest things I see, as a casting director, that the talents do when they come into the audition room is struggle keeping their dialogue “reaI.” I see it over and over again and the solution is simple. You can do this by using your energy. Talent must keep their energy up and keep the audition piece they are doing “real,” but cannot confuse the two.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011