Duke Ellington – Live in ’58 – Live In Holland 1958.

Duke Ellington – Live in ’58

Live In Holland 1958.

DUKE ELLINGTON — piano
JOHNNY HODGES — alto sax
RUSSELL PROCOPE — alto sax, clarinet
PAUL GONSALVES — tenor sax
JIMMY HAMILTON — tenor sax, clarinet
HARRY CARNEY — baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
CAT ANDERSON, HAROLD “SHORTY”BAKER, CLARK TERRY — trumpets
RAY NANCE — trumpet, violin, vocal
QUENTIN JACKSON, BRITT WOODMAN — trombones
JOHN SANDERS — valve trombone
JIMMY WOODE — bass
SAM WOODYARD — drums
OZZY BAILEY — vocal

01. Black And Tan Fantasy / Creole Love Call / The Mooch
02. Harlem Air Shaft
03. Sophisticated Lady
04. My Funny Valentine
05. Kinda Dukish / Rockin ‘In Rhythm
06. Mr. Gentle And Mr. Cool
07. Jack The Bear
08. You Better Know It
09. All Of Me
10. Things Is not What They Used To Be
11. Hi-Fi-Fo-Fum
12. Ellington Medley (10 songs)
13. Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue

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Duke Ellington was one of the leading jazz artists of the 20th century. He was also a native of Washington.

Duke Ellington brought jazz to the world. He and his orchestra performed for millions of people. In 1969, President Richard Nixon gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Americas recording industry honored Ellington with 13 Grammy Awards.
Today, his granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, is head of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts.
MERCEDES ELLINGTON:The music of Duke Ellington is of such a structure that it crosses generations and it makes, puts everybody on an even scale. Duke Ellington used to be very charming and very gracious, and appreciated his career to such an extent that, when he was invited to play in different countries especially, he would compose a suite dedicated to that country. He loved to go places he was not supposed to go. He never labeled his music. It was not jazz, it was not this. It was just, he said, it was American Music.

Duke Ellington helped to break down racial barriers in the United States.

MERCEDES ELLINGTON:The commonality between people is one of the things that I think that Ellington wanted to accentuate. He was always on the path of acknowledging what was really happening in the world. But the ideal of people being drawn together through music was his goal. And, he was constantly writing. Every day, he wrote. He wrote every day, even when he was ill, dying in a hospital. There was music paper. He had music paper and a piano at the foot of the bed.

Mercedes Ellington rarely saw her grandfather.

MERCEDES ELLINGTON:We never saw him really because the orchestra was constantly on tour. The only time that we would see them is when they came to New York. They would play at the Apollo, they would play the Rainbow Room. And so we had these intimate family gatherings backstage in the dressing rooms.

As a boy, Ellington showed more interest in sports than music. But musicians were more respected.

MERCEDES ELLINGTON:The ladies were drawn to the piano players and the musicians. And so as his interest in ladies increased, so did his interest in music. So he was driven by music and by women.

Duke Ellington started playing the piano when he was seven. By age 15, he was writing songs. Years later, he never wanted people to know his age.

MERCEDES ELLINGTON:I think he was vain enough that he did not want like all of his lady friends and certainly some of his fans to know that he was old enough to have grandchildren, so he asked me to call him Uncle Edward.

Mercedes joined Ellingtons orchestra on a trip to Russia in the 1970s.
MERCEDES ELLINGTON:The people were running on the tarmac alongside the plane as we landed, with bouquets of flowers. They had been listening to the music of Duke Ellington through Radio Free America. There were enough Russian people who knew about the music and had secret recordings of the Ellington band. So there was a great, great reception everywhere we went.

This spring, the musical Sophisticated Ladies opened at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington. Duke Ellington performed here many years ago. The show is based on his music. Mercedes Ellington is the shows artistic adviser.

MERCEDES ELLINGTON:He lived to work. And so when he traveled and toured, that was when he was in heaven.

Duke Ellington wrote more than three thousand musical compositions. He died in 1974. Today, this native Washingtonian is remembered as one of the most influential jazz artists of the 20th century. Im Barbara Klein.

 

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The Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra / L’Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra

Extrait du concert : ELLINGTON FRENCH TOUCH à la Citadelle du Château d’Oléron
par Laurent Mignard et le Duke Orchestra avec Nicole Rochelle
Dir° Laurent Mignard
Réalisation : Benjamin Bleton alias Karl More
© Karl More Productions – L’Agence Musicale 2013

Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra, live at Jazz Festival Ramatuelle

Extrait du concert : ELLINGTON FRENCH TOUCH à la Citadelle du Château d’Oléron
par Laurent Mignard et le Duke Orchestra avec Nicole Rochelle
Dir° Laurent Mignard

DUKE ELLINGTON SACRED CONCERT
par Laurent Mignard DEuke Orchestra & guests
Paris – La Madeleine, 1er octobre 2014

Mercedes Ellington (récitante), Emmanuel Pi Djob (voc), Nicolle Rochelle (voc), Sylvia Howard (voc), Fabien Ruiz (tap dance)

Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra : Didier Desbois (as,cl), Aurélie Tropez (as,cl), Olivier Defaÿs (ts), Carl Schlosser (ts,fl), Philippe Chagne (bs), Claude Egea (tp), Sylvain Gontard (tp), Jérôme Etcheberry (tp), Richard Blanchet (tp), Fidel Fourneyron (tb), Michaël Ballue (tb), Jerry Edwards (tb), Philippe Milanta (p), Bruno Rousselet (b), Julie Saury (dms), Laurent Mignard (dir).

Les choristes : Ensemble Les voix en mouvement, dir. Michel Podolak, Choeur Gospel Attitude dir. Jacky Weber, Choeur White Spirit, dir. Magali Lange, Choeur La Celle Saint-Cloud, dir. Bruno Bourrier, Choeur de SAGE dir. Jérôme Boudin Clauzel.

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Concerto for Cootie – Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra – Jazz à Vienne – june 28, 2009

This is Roy Hargrove in interview for the Jazz Festival of Ramatuelle.

L’interview de Roy Hargrove pour le festival de jazz a Ramatuelle.

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Ready to rock’n’roll, enjoy your music.

Cotton Tail (Ellington, Webster) by Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra
solists : Philippe Milanta, Fred Couderc, Nicolas Montier
Live at “College des Bernardins” Paris France 06/06/2011
Brodcast on TV TF1 – march 4th 2012 – Karl More Prod
www.laurentmignard.com

Didier Desbois (as), Aurélie Tropez (as-cl), Fred Couderc (ts-cl), Nicolas Montier (ts), Philippe Chagne (bs), François Biensan (tp), Franck Delpeut (tp), Franck Guicherd (tp), Richard Blanchet (tp), Jean Louis Damant (tb), Fidel Fourneyron (tb), Guy Arbion (tb), Philippe Milanta (p), Bruno Rousselet (cb), Julie Saury (dm), Laurent Mignard (dir)

Extrait du concert : DUKE ELLINGTON IS ALIVE au Collège des Bernardins
par Laurent Mignard et le Duke Orchestra
Dir° Laurent Mignard
Réalisation : Benjamin Bleton alias Karl More
© Karl More Productions – L’Agence Musicale – Le Réseau des Talents 2011

BLI BLIP (Ellington, Kuller)
Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra feat. Nicolle Rochelle
Live “Ellington French Touch” – march 12th, 2012 at theatre Le Palace – Paris France
www.laurentmignard.com

Soirée Battle Royal – Basie vs. Ellington
Festival Jazz à Vienne 2011

LAURENT MIGNARD DUKE ORCHESTRA : Didier Desbois (as), Aurelie Tropez (as, cl), Fred Couderc (ts,fl), Nicolas Montier (ts), Philippe Chagne (bs), François Biensan (tp),Franck Delpeut (tp), Richard Blanchet (tp), Franck Guicherd (tp), Jean-Louis Damant (tb), Fidel Fourneyron (tb), Guy Arbion (tb), Philippe Milanta (p), Bruno Rousselet (cb), Julie Saury (dms), Laurent Mignard (dir).

MICHEL PASTRE BIG BAND : Luigi Grasso (as), Nicolas Dary (as, fl, cl), Michel Pastre (ts, dir), Philippe Pilon (ts), Jean-François Devèze (bs), Lorenz Rainer (tp), Guy Bodet (tp), Fabien Mary (tp), Jérôme Etcheberry (tp), Guy Figlionlos (tb), Patrick Bacqueville (tb), Jerry Edwards (tb), Pierre Christophe (p), Raphael Dever (cb), Enzo Mucci (g), François Laudet (dms)

5 juillet 2011
images : Zycopolis

Battle Royal (Duke Ellington) by Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra
soloists : Philippe Milanta, Nicolas Montier, François Biensan, Fidel Fourneyron, Richard Blanchet
Live at “College des Bernardins” Paris France 06/06/2011
Brodcast on TV TF1 – march 4th 2012 – Karl More Prod
www.laurentmignard.com

Didier Desbois (as), Aurélie Tropez (as-cl), Fred Couderc (ts-cl), Nicolas Montier (ts), Philippe Chagne (bs), François Biensan (tp), Franck Delpeut (tp), Franck Guicherd (tp), Richard Blanchet (tp), Jean Louis Damant (tb), Fidel Fourneyron (tb), Guy Arbion (tb), Philippe Milanta (p), Bruno Rousselet (cb), Julie Saury (dm), Laurent Mignard (dir)

Harlem Airshaft (Duke Ellington) by Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra
soloists : Nicolas Montier, Fidel Fourneyron, Aurélie Tropez, François Biensan
Live at “College des Bernardins” Paris France 06/06/2011
Brodcast on TV TF1 – march 4th 2012 – Karl More Productions
www.laurentmignard.com

Didier Desbois (as), Aurélie Tropez (as-cl), Fred Couderc (ts-cl), Nicolas Montier (ts), Philippe Chagne (bs), François Biensan (tp), Franck Delpeut (tp), Franck Guicherd (tp), Richard Blanchet (tp), Jean Louis Damant (tb), Fidel Fourneyron (tb), Guy Arbion (tb), Philippe Milanta (p), Bruno Rousselet (cb), Julie Saury (dm), Laurent Mignard (dir)

 

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Becky is Better, The Complete Season One Episodes

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Click on either image of fighter Gina Carano, to read the Season One episodes of Becky is Better from The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … :)

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I, The Jury [Book 04]

June Wilkinson is Mondo Kane in "I, The Jury"

June Wilkinson is Mondo Kane in “I, The Jury”

Click on the image of June Wilkinson, to read Book 04 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … :)

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Code Dead [Book 03]

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Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow – Issue #4

Click on the image of Sunglasses After Dark, to read Book 03 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … :)

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Glenda [Book 02]

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Click on the image of Jenny McCarthy, to read Book 02 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … :)

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Fight Like A Girl, The Complete Episodes [Book 00]

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Click on any of the images of boxer Natalya Ragozina, to read Book 00 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … :)

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The Last of Us [Murder at The Dakota]

72094a70-d7ed-11e4-9748-3fd77e204473_8409531487_c93dacf41f_kConsidered Manhattan’s most exclusive building, the Dakota is a co-op built in 1884 on the corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side. John Lennon was murdered outside in 1980, and his widow, Yoko Ono, still lives in their apartment. The building was also the setting for Roman Polanski’s classic 1968 creeper, “Rosemary’s Baby.”

The perfect setting for an old-fashioned, “dead body in a locked room” whodunit.

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The Endless Night, The First 16 Pages – [an excerpt from IUP, Book 01]

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Be careful what you wish for … sometimes you get it

Click on the image of Jenny Miller, Mondo’s BFF, to read the pages … Enjoy … :)

 

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The Last of Us [Bitch Goddesses Exotique and Kane Fetter—Part 1]

Murder at The Dakota—the perfect setting for an old-fashioned, arcane, “dead body in a locked room” whodunit.

 

Where? In the hallway on the floor of the contessa’s condo that Mondo has just exited. Who else? He’s standing patiently by the elevator at the end of the hallway.

The last time she saw Heinz Schumann, he was dressed in the uniform of a Senior Sergeant with the SS and he was employed as the butler of Baroness von Carmen. Then, as now, he’s a Daemon who’s pretending. As such, he resembles Ted Cassidy, the actor who portrayed Lurch the colossal butler of Gomez and Morticia Addams in the Addams Family television show.

Today, he’s not so provocatively dressed. Attired smartly in the next level of men’s couture. All seven-foot-plus of him. Schumann is wearing Brooks Brothers, from head to toe. In muted earth tones, except for his shirt and the bold splash that is his silk necktie.

Tweed three-piece suit. White cotton Oxford shirt that’s been starched to within an inch of its life; long-sleeve, of course. Wing-tip shoes, with the thick rubber soles and heels that police detectives favor. Wool shocks. Tidy whities—i.e., white cotton underwear: t-shirt and jockey shorts. Being expensive modern “functional” attire of this world, everything fits him perfectly, is sentient, and is self-cleaning thanks to a hygiene mode.

Schumann clicks his heels together and extends his hand. Mondo shakes it. The exchange of that “Heil Hitler!” salute [of the Fourth Reich] is implied.

The Fourth Reich is the post-Hitler Nazi Party. The Third Reich was the Hitler led Nazi Party. The Party was founded by the god Hitler over a thousand years ago.

“And how is fraulein doing today?”

He has a thick German accent, which he proudly cultivates.

“Fine.”

“Baroness von Carmen sends her regards.”

“That’s very White of her.”

“How else could a good Nazi be?”

“No other way imaginable.”

When she came around the bend sporting SCP—hair yanked back up into a sternka, the further disfigurement of her palins—and first laid eyes on him, she intuitively knew what was bothering him about her appearance. It’s an annoyance that he was making no secret about. His body language figuratively screamed it out. She acquiesced to his unspoken demands, post haste. He is, after all, her elder. Hence her short-lived SCP.

Her Gestapo-esque SAP warms the cockles of his heart. Schumann gets hard, threatens a full-blown erection, but somehow he retrains himself from such an inappropriate display in public. His jockey shorts cleans itself and him of his seeping jism. Needless to say, he’s hung, and would be the envy of any horse.

He’s so distracted by her that, completely out of context, he brings up his obsession with her in the middle of the conversation.

“Much better. So, much better. Now, you look like how a proper German girl should look. This reminds me of my fantasies of you as an interrogator with the Gestapo. Your dead-straight hair let down, not wearing glasses. Blonde, blue-eyed. My Borg ice princess. In my fantasies, you also wear those long Borg gloves, not the prudz you now wear.”

Herr Schumann’s not so subtle reference to her pursed Borg skinz is not lost on the girl. He’s shifted into righteous pervy mode.

“Shall we go, Herr Schumann?”

“Yes. We go.”

Just like Mondo is a fixer—i.e., a Grimm Reaper for the SLMPD (Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department) and the Church. Schumann has a similar adjunct connection with federal law enforcement. He is a Traveler for the Department of Homeland Security and works closely with Homeland’s FPS (Federal Protective Service).

A Traveler can go anywhere in Creation. Nothing short of the strongest wards and warrants, created by the oldest and most powerful supernatural beings or the greatest magicians, can prevent a Traveler from traveling to a destination. What Travelers do is not teleportation, per say. It’s not folding space, either. It is an arcane without a name, which allows Daemon [and only Daemon can perform this arcane] to go instantaneously from place to place. Implicit in the travel is that a Traveler can remote view where they intend on going to before they go there—i.e., a sneak peek. But, unlike other forms of remote viewing, where if you have powerful enough magic at your disposal you can trick the viewer into seeing one thing while something else quite different awaits to greet [i.e., confront] them upon their arrival at the remotely viewed destination. Their form of remote viewing cannot be tricked so easily by the arcane. If they can go to a place, they can see the absolute unfiltered non-magical truth of that place. Making the masking of traps using magic impossible. But, “ordinary” means of deception can be employed and effective traps can be set. You just have to be crafty about it.

Needless to say. In the United States, the constitutionality of the use of Travelers by the federal government is currently being challenged in the Supreme Court. The case was brought to the highest court’s attention by the ACLU. In theory and in practice, Travelers are the ultimate embodiment of invasion of privacy.

Before they leave, Mondo placates Herr Schumann’s glove fetish. An unintended side effect is that her conciliation prize stokes the fires of his perversion to a fever pitch.

SAP mandates gloves. The choice of gloves is the wearer’s. She trades in her prudz for cuffed black latex opera gloves, her foreskinz. Her prudz get pursed. Her skinz slither out of her purse and glove her. From fingertips to armpits. A second skin fit. Extending themselves underneath the sleeves of her coat. The gloves encase her upper limbs, in effect, rendering them prosthetic. These days she seldom wears these Borg abominations. This switch pleases him so much that it finally sends him over the edge, which is apparent by the bulge in his pants which he quickly suppresses.

Her foreskinz look different. They’re more elaborate than you’d expect of gloves of the Borg persuasion. More runes, profane ones; profane runes have overwritten some of the original Borg runes. They’re creepy looking. Hideous. Disfigurement. They’re obscene!

Pitch black and covered in Borg runes. Form fitting. Assimilative. Cast with fingernails and varicose veins. They look like creepy, shoulder-high, black rubber opera gloves. They look like ornate, creepy skinz; ornamented and creepied-out by the Borg Queen herself. They are, in fact, skinz.

Gloves that feel like flesh. Gloves with that second skin fit. Gloves that are, in fact, rubber. Living rubber gloves that look like rubber and feel like flesh: Borg body armor. Borg technology!

These skintight gloves are obscene; even the sleaziest pornographer would feel dirty while gazing upon them, let alone touching them. They’re the ultimate masturbator, bar none.

Longitudinal and latitudinal suture “scars” are molded into each glove. The scars would look right at home on Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster. Shades of lipstik, that jagged scarification that is goddess Kali’s trademark script.

These raised, crosshatched scars give the illusion that the gloves have been pieced together just like The Monster. Shades of the crudely stitched together cannibal skins that are worn by Kali’s Belongings. The gloves are in fact one piece!

But. With all this exacting detail. There’s glaring omission, too. No Singha’s Talons. No razor claws, whatsoever. A pair of razor claws is not retracted into each glove.

He pushes the down button. The doors to the elevator slide open. They step in. The doors close. When the doors open they step onto the lobby floor of the Carson Office Building in New York City.

The elevator they entered was at the Mansion House in Saint Louis. The elevator they exited is one of the four of the building’s lobby elevators. A seamless transition.

They are exactly two city blocks from the Dakota. This is the closest that the Traveler can get to the murder scene.

As aforementioned, within the Dakota’s confines and for a two city block radius in all directions, which includes above and below it, nothing arcane abides [i.e. functions or can be performed]. That applies to all forms of magic [i.e. named and unnamed].

 

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Lucha Underground Season Two, highlights – Lucha Underground segunda temporada, destacados

Check out some of the hardest hits from the Season Premiere of Lucha Underground!

Lucha Underground Season 2 premieres Wednesday, January 27 at 8pm ET on El Rey Network.

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About Lucha Underground:

Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s wrestling series, “Lucha Underground”. The riveting original introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Fans will have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. It provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that has come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.

About El Rey Network:

El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network’s action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

It’s Mil Muertes vs Ivelisse as she becomes the first luchadora to get a shot at the Lucha Underground Championship! Watch the entire match right here!

Lucha Underground Season 2 premieres Wednesday, January 27 at 8pm ET on El Rey Network.

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About El Rey Network:

El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network’s action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

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The Last of Us [Очень красивый парик – Very Nice Wig]

Gollem revisited—as evidenced by her “extra” appendages, somewhere along the way, she assimilated a Dagon. Physically, Dagon are akin to a multi-pedal version of The Hidden—octopus tentacles from the waist down. Tentacles, covered in suckers, which end in rattlers akin to a rattlesnake’s. Eight such tentacles wrap her midriff when not in use. Four sprout from the leftside of her torso and four sprout from the rightside of her torso.

Sentient. Not a creature of pure instinct. Deranged. Demented. Completely insane. Clicks and hisses are the only sounds that normally come out of her mouth. Normally, she uses speech as a lure for prey. During a full moon, she will foam at the mouth, and rant and rave incoherently.

No personal hygiene whatsoever. All that matters to her is getting that next fix and procuring that next used in worship of her Precious.

An incurable unrepentant drug addict, with an insatiable “need” that’s temporarily quenched by the liquid damnation which comes out of a needle. Addiction is a way of life, for her; a life-destroying obsession that started off innocently enough as a recreational pastime she indulged from time to time.

Skinny. But not skinny to the point of looking emaciated. Not a walking bag of loose wrinkled skin and bones. Ravenous. Varicose-veined legs. Age wise: looks to be a septuagenarian.

Her tongue will morph into a long, retractile proboscis, akin to a Klapp’s, when it [the tongue] needs to feed. Fetid, wormy breath.

Floppy pendulous breasts with hideous stretch marks and stringbean nipples. Tits that will hang down to her waist when they’re not clutched and held up by her hand-bra.

A vile, reeking crotch. Her nether regions—crotch and Doll Parts—have a strong, gamey odor and sour degusting taste.

Hands that are horribly thin, the fingers are little more than claws—i.e., clawed hands. Her long, dirty, ragged fingernails stick thorough the fingertips of her prudz.

Bereft of all vestige of mainstream physical attractiveness. Disfigured by insanity, her face is a hideous parody of what it looked like when she was an ordinary human female. Back then, before she became Gollem, she had been a very successful and very attractive Sears Roebuck catalogue model; staying in modeling on a semiretired basis after she got married.
Mondo bids the contessa and Professor Song adieu as she exits the contessa’s condo. The hallway is empty, except for a maid making morning rounds.

No sternka. Sternns, those disfiguring coke bottle eyeglasses, hang around her neck from her DLC. Bolshoi makeup. But, her current guise is not quite ACM.

She’s sporting a full bang wave, a ruskie, in place of an Ann Coulter—not a curly perm, a body wave perm with full bangs, follicular sauerkraut with just the barest hint of the deranged and demented. As such, China Doll bangs, a full uneven cut [i.e., somewhat thatched], and long shoulder-draping tresses with just the barest hint of a wave. Think: Stevie Nicks in her absolute physical prime as the lead singer with Fleetwood Mac.

This guise is Bolshoi, the same one that’s been popular with a certain segment of Russian women for decades. It was Stalin’s favorite look for a woman. All of his wives and mistresses sported it—he was married seven times and had thirteen mistresses during the course of his lifetime.

The rest of her getup is her usual. Perls. Prudz. Black push-up conical bra, Koo, flesh-colored thong, and Careys. Phone, purse, and universal clipped to the waistband of her skirt underneath her jacket. Koo Stark, that form-fitting business suit; mid-thigh length pencil skirt, a miniskirt, and its suit coat has a plunging neckline when buttoned—derogatorily known as a female stripper’s business suit.

Severe and stiff-backed. Stern. Strident. Aloof, haughty, and seemingly unattainable—i.e., “Kneel down … and … Worship me, now!!!” An uber dominatrix, with an insatiable “need” that’s temporarily quenched by the liquid damnation which comes out of a needle. Time and time again, she proven that she’s a selectable drug addict. Therefore, she’s able to turn her addictive behavior on and off as need be. Addiction is a hobby, for her; not a self-destructive obsession.

Borg-esque creepiness, i.e., knobb and klaw when idle. Sober, junkie whore. In other words, the GOP’s perennial stalking horse and hate-monger meets the 1950’s “Plan Nine from Outer Space” Vampira, with a liberal dose of wanton librarian thrown in for good measure.

The deranged, demented, degenerate killer—the darkest side of the moon called Sandman—is still gone. Nor is she back to being the cool, calculating, dispassionate killer, either. She’s clearly something in-between, but, this time, it’s cut-n-dry to define. She’s the murderous niche bureaucrat. An ace-ducey private secretary and first-class personal assistant, who can be called upon to assume the role Sandman or assassin in a pinch. In other words, in modern parlance, an elite’s Girl Friday with a Russian-Borg twist, whether the Girl’s employer, the lady of means in question, is supernatural or mundane.

She walks by a wall mirror and is stopped dead in her tracks by her reflection. Mondo studies herself and changes her mind about the ruskie. The Russian-Borg twist becomes just a Borg twist as her hair goes from a full body wave with bangs [i.e., a ruskie] to straight hair no bangs [i.e., an Ann Coulter], and then yanks itself back up into a sternka. She slips on her sternns: AVM gives way to AWM [i.e., the WDR-02 variant of ACM].

Unbecoming hairdo. Disfiguring thick-lensed glasses. And, she’s still making wood for the girl watchers with that frumpy look of hers. So, for added effect, she goes to her goto. Her Tuppence, so to speak—as in, Prudence “Tuppence” Beresford, Agatha Christie’s most famous fictional detective. Mondo’s sternka lets down into an Ann Coulter; she removes her sternns and purses them.

Still. Her guise is not quite ACM. Because, with this latest iteration of The Look: knobb, klaw when idle, sober junkie whore. Tuppence is whimsy, couture, and escapism juxtaposing depravity, dark half-robot Borg, and a bohemian edginess just below the surface. Mondo admires herself in the mirror and smiles. She thinks: So, for now, Tuppence it is.

“Time to kick ass and chew bubblegum. Ooops. I’m all out of bubblegum.”

In a Machiavellian world of political intrigue, the honesty and directness of this homicidal Girl Friday is a breath of fresh of air; beguiling yet scary at times. As beguiling of her current look. As scary as the dark Borg-esque of said look.

A long time ago, this callus insensitive girl was a legbreaker for local mobster Fats Waller. She was in the hurt business, and she was just a teenage mortal back then. As of late, as Coco’s Girl Friday, she’s been in the secretarial business. For the time being, she’s also back to doing what she does best. Cool, clinical, and vicious, murderous by trade, with a blank check from the powers-that-be to do whatever she deems necessary.

“Maybe it’s time for us again, mistress,” her readers [telepathically] whisper to her.

The readers she normally keeps pursed, these days. It’s been a coon’s age since she wore them.

The rimless reading eyeglasses have wire frames that hook behind the ears. Fashionable ultra-thin polycarbonate lenses. These schoolmarmish readers [Kazuo Kawasaki 704 eyeglasses, to be precise] are authentic 1950s era spectacles, the style favored by Sarah Palin, and they’re legit librarian eyewear to boot.

Unlike factory palins, these rimless reading eyeglasses are hand built, based upon Kum instead of Borg technology; as such the lenses only do clear [no opaque or provocative rose tint]. Too bad, because rose colored glasses with her blue eyes is such a yummy combination.

Like her sternns, her palins are spinster spectacles which are paradoxically flattering and unflattering: They say, “Sexually repressed, stay back” and “Come hither, fast”! Some call them “old maids”. Most others, including librarians, simply call them readers.

She uses sternns and palins, in that order of preference, strictly for disfigurement. Of course, when she’s bereft of their disfigurement, she craves their disfigurement. Hence the constant, unending flip flop between wearing eyeglasses and not wearing eyeglasses.

In other words. Whether her hair is up or down. Whenever she’s not sporting sternns or readers. She as a frumpy, loathsome, fascist prude with glasses, is always just around the corner.

Robotic: regardless of “the look”, there is always something vaguely robotic about her walk, speech, and mannerisms that easily pass for dominatrix and it can just as easily be taken for Borg. Very subtle, but it is there. In mainstream parlance it’s called: being very proper. In other words: stiff-backed.

Regardless of the cultural context. Stiff-backed for a woman [whether she is beautiful or ugly, attractive or unattractive] always translates as the aforementioned haughty, aloof, and seemingly unattainable. In a word: severe.

Severity as it applies to a woman [whether she is beautiful or ugly, attractive or unattractive] further translates as strident. Strident, nevertheless, sexy, and a compulsion [i.e., a feeling of “I MUST have her!”]. Think: the fictional Borg drone Seven-of-Nine from Star Trek Voyager, who the Borg Queen coveted so much to the point of lesbian obsession.

Last, but not least, she slips on her hand-built palins. As usual, the addition of eyeglasses bestows a look that is both a turn on and a turn off. And. Just like that. Tuppence has given way to SCP. Her version of The Sarah Palin.

Spinster hot and spinster nuts. Double shrew. Still … A walking orgasm, nonetheless. She’s easily recognizable as a librarian [of Borg derivation].

For Mondo, the palins represent something else. That something else is change. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

And yet. She purses the palins and lets her hair down, without a second thought. SCP gives way to SAP. SAP is the proper couture nomenclature for her Tuppence. Just like SCP is the proper couture nomenclature for her Sarah Palin. There are other colloquial names for SCP and SAP, but these are their proper ones.

Sporting SAP, she most definitely is a walking orgasm.

 

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Why Women In China Are Obsessed With This Workout Trend / 为什么女性在中国人痴迷此锻炼趋势

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When the working day is done, the twentysomethings of Shanghai tend to celebrate with a meal out with friends, a stroll along the famed Bund waterfront park — or even a late night karaoke session.

Rachel Sun, however, has other plans in mind.

Twice a week, the 25-year-old shipping service executive says she skips out on social outings so she can hunker down at a fitness center near her office. For almost two hours, she sweats it out via a range of aerobic exercises — documenting her work in a gym selfie posted on social media.

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An example of the type of images Sun uploads on social media. She sees these “check ins” as an incentive — a way to mark her transformation for the world to see. “I love seeing pictures of my friends’ ‘check ins’ on my feed,” Sun said. “It’s like getting a reminder for me to hit the gym.”.

Such dedication to a more toned and muscular form seems at odds with traditional beauty standards in China. In one 2003 survey published by the Journal of Hebei Institute of Physical Education, “an almost-emaciated, willowy physique” was cited as the prevalent ideal body among the 1,000 working female participants. Today, many women are focusing instead on being healthy and strong. And they recognize that not one body shape or type is best: “A skinny midriff isn’t the only type of beautiful abdomen out there” is one popular fitness motto that’s gone viral on social media.

Women in China used to correlate ‘skinny’ with ‘beautiful’ and go for extreme dieting. But the harm it inflicted upon the body and the unhappiness it would cause have become too obvious to ignore.

Ting Hsuan Chang, Fitness Blogger

So, what exactly prompted the drastic shift in attitudes in the span of a decade? A perfect storm of social media, growing consciousness about the importance of physical health, and celebrity influence seems to be the answer.

Sun said she was first motivated to get fit after encountering other women who hadn’t made working out a priority then struggled to regain strength after giving birth. Her will further escalated after she watched actress Jingchu Zhang demonstrate her fitness routine on Day Day Up, a widely watched talk show in China.

“She looked so delicate but was in fact so strong — that really stuck with me,” Sun told Refinery29.

These fitness-related revelations have proven to have a beneficial impact on the careers of female celebrities: Shanshan Yuan, a TV actress initially panned for her lackluster performing skills, managed a successful comeback after documenting her fitness progress on social media. The trending topic “Shanshan Yuan’s firm abs” has over 88 million hits on Sina Weibo, China’s main social media platform. Her strong (and obviously defined) midsection has become something of a sensation.

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One of Yuan’s many aspirational selfies that helped her garner a new fan base. She has been dubbed “queen of the abs” by some Chinese netizens.

 While many Chinese women draw motivation from public figures like Yuan and Zhu, others turn to everyday stories of fitness success. And as some gym-obsessed Chinese women have learned, sharing your own fitness routines on social media can transform you into a successful personal brand overnight.

Ting Hsuan Chang, 41, started uploading photos of her fitness routine on her Facebook page back in 2012, after a heart-related health scare. The mother of two’s youthful appearance and toned abs — which she says she achieved in three months — soon caught mainstream attention and widespread media coverage. A book deal and a fitness tutorial DVD soon followed.

“Women in China used to correlate ‘skinny’ with ‘beautiful’ and go for extreme dieting,” the blogger said. “But the harm it inflicted upon the body and the unhappiness it would cause have become too obvious to ignore.”

For now, Chinese women such as Emma Wang, 26, seem to be listening.

The television producer sensed the need for a lifestyle change as her job often demanded long hours in front of a computer screen. She hired a personal trainer in June 2015, not to lose weight, but to build muscle and strength.

“I don’t have a goal weight,” Wang said, clarifying a different physical benchmark she’s after. “Nothing can bring me more satisfaction than seeing that muscle line that separates my abs gradually appear.”

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Photo: Courtesy of Emma Wang.
A selfie of Wang taken during one of her training sessions. She cites a viral Weibo status that read, “A skinny midriff isn’t the only type of beautiful abdomen out there” as her fitness motto.

 

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — Men, Women, Communication, & Conflict

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Relationships and Communication

It doesn’t matter whether you’re working with someone or married to someone, relationships are difficult.  They take an awful lot of strenuous effort and intelligent skill.

But when you make them work, WOW!  You’ll not only feel like you’re on top of the world, you’ll be way ahead of most people who struggle with mediocre relationships.

That’s why my program on The Power of Partnership has become so popular.  You can actually learn how to make your relationships or partnerships so much more effective.

To get you started on that path, here are a few tips I recommend:

1.  Recognize the Differences in Male-Female Communication Styles.

Men and women tend to use vastly different styles of communication, for example. Both styles have tremendous value, and both styles are necessary. But when males and females try to work together or live together, the style differences can easily lead to problems instead of problem-solving.

Just look at language usage. Women tend to use hint language while men tend to use literal language. Video-recorded research has shown that women often use a question at the end of a sentence. A woman might say, “It’s cold in here, isn’t it?” What she means is, “Turn up the heat.”

The man doesn’t get the hint. It’s not his language. He takes her literally and says, “No.” If this goes on long enough, she might complain, “He never does what I ask him to do.” He would reply saying, “Just tell me what you want,” to which she’d remark, “I’ve been telling you for 30 years, haven’t I?”

Look also at communication purpose. Men use communication to report a fact while women use communication to build rapport. That’s why one person said women are so much more romantic than men. It comes naturally to them. Men, on the other hand, forget to do romantic things — like talking.

Then, look at the differences in communication styles when problems arise. Most men want to win or to conquer. So when problems arise, about 50% of men keep things inside. They don’t talk to anyone because doing so would make them vulnerable. Doing that would make them less likely to “win.”

Most women, on the other hand, use a different style when problems arise. They want to cooperate and relate. Ninety four percent of women go to someone when problems arise. They want to talk it through, usually with other women.

It’s like the time two women were asking about the suitability of certain men for marriage. They decided men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain, and they’ve bought jewelry.

One woman wrote Dear Abby. She wrote, “Dear Abby: My husband and I are slowly drifting apart. Is there any way I can speed up the process?”

The answer is, “Yes.” I’ve found four destructive behaviors that will destroy almost any relationship. These are things you absolutely cannot do if you hope to have The Power of Partnership working for you.

2.  Avoid Relationship Withdrawal.

When times are tough, you can’t clam up or refuse to talk about it. According to research by Dr. Gary Chapman, 85% of failed relationships show a lack of communication. The people either didn’t talk or couldn’t talk, so they grew further apart.

And there’s some indication that men are more likely to withdraw than women. As one female comedian said, “Men are like remote controls.”  She said, “Think about it. They’re made for men. They’re ‘remote.’ They don’t get too close. And they’re in ‘control,’ or at least they think they are.

You also can’t withdraw when times are good. If you’re in a love relationship, you’ve got to talk about your feelings. And that’s difficult. A lot of people talk about love but don’t feel it. And a lot of people feel it but don’t talk about it.

As poet laureate John Barrymore said, “We are as sick as we are secret.” Healthy relationships have lots of communication and most everything is out in the open. Sick relationships have too much withdrawal and too many secrets.

A sick relationship may be like the one the Andersons had. Mrs. Anderson came up behind her husband and slapped the back of his head. She said, “I found a piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name ‘Mary Lou’ written on it. You’d better have an explanation.

Mr. Anderson replied, “Calm down, honey. Remember last week when I was at the horse track? That was the name of the horse I bet on.

The next morning Mrs. Anderson sneaked up behind her husband and whacked him again. The husband immediately complained, “What was that for?” She said, “Your horse called last night.

3.  Do Not Belittle.

You can’t put the other person down. You can’t decimate his or her self-esteem. Such behavior, according to author Dr. Gary Chapman, is the number one cause of divorce.

It’s like the woman who was waiting for a diagnosis of her husband’s illness. The doctor came to her with a dour expression and said, “I don’t like the look of him.

The man’s wife said, “I don’t either, but he’s good to the children.

Such belittling destroys the stability of any relationship. That’s what Shirley Rogers Reinhart found out. She and her husband were at their daughter’s volleyball game when they noticed an adult couple in the bleachers being very affectionate. The woman kept running her hands down the man’s arms and massaging his shoulders and neck while kissing his ear.

Shirley said, “I don’t know if I should watch them or the game.” Her husband replied, “Watch them. You already know how to play volleyball.

Cute? Yes. Dangerous? Possibly. Taken the wrong way, the wife could feel belittled, and that never builds a relationship.

Instead of belittling, offer words of appreciation. Everyone has qualities that can be appreciated. An old Arabic saying suggests that a real friend is one who blows away the chaff and nourishes the seed which remains.

In other words, everyone has some chaff in him, some unlikable quality. But when you appreciate someone, you overlook the unlikable qualities. You notice the great things in him or her and comment on those.

4.  Do Not Retaliate.

When you’re having an argument, no matter how much you are tempted to say hurtful things, you cannot and should not do so if you want your relationship to be happy and healthy.  You can’t retaliate.

That’s difficult. I’m sure we’ve all been in arguments where we’re about to lose our cool. Every bit of our previous training has taught us to shut up, but ooh, we just want this one time to say something nasty. We think it would feel so good to get it off our chest and get even with the other person.

Don’t do it! Don’t say it! One hurtful comment almost always leads to another and another.

In the midst of an argument, one woman said, “Sure, Moses was lost in the wilderness for years. That’s just like a man. He wouldn’t ask for directions.” To which her husband responded, “How can you say such things to me and also say you love me? If you really loved me, you would have married someone else.

Retaliatory comments such as these hurt relationships.

If you say hurtful things, let me suggest that you apologize as quickly as possible. Dan Heist says, “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, make amends immediately. It’s easier to eat crow while it’s still warm.

Finally, when you’ve got a problem in a relationship…

5.  Keep Your Imagination Under Control.

When relationships are under duress, it’s easy to believe there are more negative things about the other person than are actually there. Be careful.  This is an extremely dangerous step to take. In fact it’s often the last phase in a personal or professional relationship.

What happens during this phase is the establishment of a negative filter. One or both partners conclude that the other person is bad, worthless, or no good. This conclusion serves as a filter. No matter what the other person does in the future, it is seen through this filter. It’s all going to be interpreted negatively.

You’ve got to keep your imagination under control. You’ve got to be humble enough to admit you don’t know the whole truth. You only see it from your perspective.

And you’ve got to keep on listening with an open mind and a discerning heart. People can change and people do change. So leave a little room for that possibility if you want to preserve or build a relationship.

Good, healthy, productive relationships have much more to do with skill than chance.  You tend to make them happen rather than luck into them.  When you follow the five guidelines I’ve just outlined, however, you will be amazed at how much better your relationships will be.

Final Thought:  If you can’t love your enemies, at least be polite to your friends.

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Why critics of China aren’t safe anywhere / 为什么中国的批评是不是安全的任何地方

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China_Defecting_Journalist-02ab8.wdpChinese journalist Li Xin talks to an Associated Press reporter over Skype, at the AP office in New Delhi on Nov. 20. (Saurabh Das/Associated Press)

A Chinese journalist calls his wife in China as he boards a train in Thailand. Then he disappears.

Everyone loves a good mystery, but this one has two flaws. First, it’s nonfiction. Second, a principal character already is pretty sure she knows what happened.

“I think he was brought back by the Communist Party,” the wife told the Guardian newspaper last week.

If so, Li Xin’s disappearance would fit into a pattern of increasingly brazen Chinese lawlessness overseas, as agents of the Communist regime track down critics, kidnap them, bring them home and dump them in prison.

The only puzzle is the muted response of the Obama administration and other governments. Though maybe that’s not such a mystery either.

Li was a human rights activist and columnist for the Southern Metropolis Daily. His wife told reporters that he left China in October, after the regime pressured him to inform on other activists. After failing to win asylum in India, he was trying in Southeast Asia.

Reaching across borders to track down perceived enemies is not a new tactic for China’s regime. In June 2002, Chinese agents lured a democracy activist living in North American exile, Wang Bingzhang, to a meeting with other human rights campaigners in Vietnam.

“They were conferring over lunch in a restaurant near the China-Vietnam border when several men speaking Chinese ordered them into a car,” Wang’s daughter, Ti-Anna Wang, recounted in a Post op-ed. “Beaten, blindfolded and gagged, my father and his two colleagues were abducted into China by boat. They were left in a Buddhist temple in Guangxi Province for the Chinese authorities.”

Wang Bingzhang was sentenced six months later to life in prison and has been confined ever since — going on 14 years. He is 68 years old.

For years, Wang’s case was outrageous but unusual. Now, as The Post’s Emily Rauhala and Simon Denyer reported last week, overseas abduction is becoming almost routine.

None of the victims has engaged in violence or committed crimes. Their offense is to criticize or simply report on China’s rulers. Those abducted include five men connected with a Hong Kong publisher that was working on a tell-all biography of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Abductions apparently took place in Hong Kong, though China had promised Britain it would not send police there, and Thailand, a neighboring and (ostensibly) sovereign nation. One missing man held a Swedish passport, another a British passport, but those proved no deterrent either.

Gui Minhai, the Swedish passport holder who was kidnapped from Thailand, resurfaced in a Stalinist televised “confession” in China, intoning that he had returned voluntarily because he felt guilty about his involvement in a 2003 hit-and-run accident.

The kidnappings may be a natural foreign policy for a regime that is increasingly cracking down at home — and facing no consequences from abroad for the repression. As Human Rights Watch noted in its annual report published last week, in 2015 Xi led “an aggressive campaign against peaceful dissent.”

As if to punctuate that assessment, on Friday authorities shuttered, without explanation, an organization that had emerged from the famous conference on women’s rights held in Beijing in 1995, the Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counseling and Service Center. The center’s founder and director, Guo Jianmei, is on the advisory council of Vital Voices, a women’s rights organization that grew out of Hillary Clinton’s advocacy during her time as first lady.

Jerome Cohen, a professor at New York University law school and leading expert on law in China, links the kidnappings with the crackdown at home and China’s disregard for international norms in territorial disputes — all of which, he said, “have gravely damaged Xi Jinping’s reputation for respecting the rule of law.”

Secretary of State John F. Kerry might have had China in mind when he spoke eloquently at the dedication of The Post’s new headquarters last week shortly after returning from Beijing.

“No government, whatever its pretensions and whatever its accomplishments, can fairly call itself great if its citizens are not allowed to say what they believe or are denied the right to learn about events and decisions that affect their lives,” Kerry said.

Yet for all his eloquence, Kerry did not mention China, nor has China had to pay any price for its lawlessness. It expels foreign reporters, but the agents of its propaganda machine are welcomed in the West; it denies visas to scholars of whom it disapproves, but party mouthpieces travel wherever they choose outside China.

Britain may feel slighted when China makes a mockery of their agreement on Hong Kong autonomy. Sweden might wish that its passports would be respected, and the United States might regret China’s increasing repressiveness.

But business, apparently, come first. As long as that remains true, it appears that no critic of China, of any nationality, in any nation, will be safe.

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The Last of Us [Carnage knows no gender – Part 4, Gollem]

Her name is Gollem. She had another name, once. But. That was a very long time ago. Back when she was “ordinary”. Back when she had a normal life. A happy life as a good wife with a beloved husband and children; a family who loved her so very much. Suburbia. The proverbial white picket fence. The whole “live happily ever after”, jaunty brio shebang.

The antithesis of brimming with jaunty brio. The bald Gollem is wearing a filthy, parasite-infested, diseased, and dead Kaye that reeks of spoiled meat. The suit coat’s left sleeve is shredded almost up to the shoulder.  Underneath the deceased business suit, she’s wearing a hand-bra and Doll Parts. No part of Gollem’s skin is clean. Patches of her skin are so dirty, so ingrained with filth, that they are shiny black in color. Things have attached themselves to her skin. Things are growing on her skin. Clamped onto the back of her head is what looks like a large star fish. That is her Precious.

A lot of Gollem’s hand-bra, greasy chest, and cleavage are advertised by a tattered suit coat that has a plunging neckline when buttoned.

The hand-bra is made from the mismatched severed hands of two plus-sized models who were once coveted by the brassiere’s original owner, the infamous transgender spree killer Caitlyn Jenner. They’re the ultimate in cannibal pasties: that step beyond the gut-wrenching insanity that is The Ghosts of Mars.

The bra’s left pasty came from Nia Jaxx. The other one came from Christen Clarke. Both models were repulsed by Caitlyn and her unsolicited romantic advances. Caitlyn’s response to their rejections was a slow, agonizing death and the premortem amputation of a hand.

The cannibal brassiere milks Gollem’s sagging pendulous tits, squeezing them as if they were the swollen milk-laden udders of a dairy cow. Rotting, severed hands which have been disfigured to have long dirty ragged fingernails, hairy warts, and moles. Fingernails that match her own long ragged toenails.

Although the Doll Parts are not fused to her filthy parasite-infested body. By wearing the device, in effect that part of the geriatric’s body is prosthetic just like her boney hands which are gloved with prudz.

Along the length of her spine, what looks like a biomechanical contraption is anchored into her spine, bursting through the back of her tattered suit coat. It’s not a biomechanical device. It’s a Schlag.

All of it. The gamey Doll Parts, threadbare prudz, decrepit Kaye, cadaverous hand-bra, and parasitic Schlag are what Mondo wears while intoxicated on one of her narcotic binges. They’re Mondo’s junkie harlot getup. And. Somehow. Gollem has gotten hold of them. And this is not the first time that she has done so.

Unbeknownst to Mondo, when she’s not around, Gollem has been “borrowing” her stuff.

 

It happens every day. You’re a young, single White female. A real, honesty-to-goodness hottie. You leave a party, late at night, more than a little tipsy. In point of fact, you’re three sheets to the wind—i.e., you’re drunk. A misstep or two or three or four or five or six or seven. Who’s counting, anyways? Plus. A few more wrong turns. You stagger into an alley, dropping the half-empty champagne bottle from which you are taking very unladylike swigs. You come upon a sight in that alley so horrific that it almost shocks you sober.

There’s an open manhole. Its heavy metal lid pushed aside on the cobblestones of the alley. The ravaged carcass of a young, once-beautiful, white girl, Cindy Crawford. Ms. Crawford has been missing for two weeks. Grasping the wrists, Gollem drags the supermodel’s corpse out of the manhole. She is disposing of her latest used, and is now in need of a replacement. Whether male or female, ordinary humans never last long.

Gollem looks up and makes eye contact with NFL cheerleader Alexa Bliss. Hers are the bloodshot eyes of a feral animal. A wild, mindless beast. Her eyes begin to glow. A mesmerizing lime-green fluorescence which paralyzes Alexa.

The twenty-something flaxen-haired beauty cannot move. She can’t scream for help. Institutively she knows that something very bad is about to happen to her. And. There’s nothing she can do about it.

Gollem snarls. She makes loud clicking sounds. Her teeth are so filthy, they look rotten. Gums receded, baring more teeth, making them look even longer and more menacing. Teeth sharpened to points. A long tongue that’s been split halfway down the middle so that it’s now forked. The mortal version of a razorblade smile. Her long, facile tongue is so filthy it’s black. It’s as if she’s had a stroke and because of the resulting facial paralysis her tongue had hung out of her mouth so long that it had dried out and turned black.

One word describes Gollem. Yuck!

But … It’s a “yuck” that perverts of Mondo’s ilk covet most dearly.

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China Targets Foreign Elites in Scholarship Push / 中国瞄准的奖学金推外交精英

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By Peter Cai

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For years, governments and foundations have used scholarships as instruments of diplomacy. The Brits have Rhodes and Chevening, the Americans have Marshall and Fulbright, and the Australian government has created a lot of goodwill in its neighbourhood through the New Colombo Plan.

The logic is simple. Scholarships are a cost-effective way of cementing relationships and creating goodwill among future leaders.

The new battleground is China. The Rhodes Trust has just recruited its first batch of scholars from mainland China, and billionaire private equity investor and the chairman of Blackstone Group Stephen Schwarzman has endowed a college at China’s prestigious Tsinghua University and a scholarship program under his name. The inaugural class of Schwarzman scholars are expected to begin their studies at Tsinghua this year.

Beijing is also keen to build its soft power through scholarship programs. President Xi Jinping announced recently that China would award 10,000 scholarships to students from countries included China’s ambitious One Belt and One Road initiative, which aims to connect China with developing countries in Southeast Asia and Central Asia through a vast infrastructure building program.

China is already enjoying some successes in attracting future elites to its campuses. You can spot offspring of North Korean senior cadres on the campus of Peking University through their Kim Jong-un pins and slick polo shirts. Some African kleptocrats like to send their kids to Beijing to study. Even Singapore’s official class, which is incredibly brand-conscious when it comes to universities, is taking a shining to Beijing—some Singaporean government scholars with degrees from Oxbridge are going to Peking University instead of the Harvard Kennedy School for their further education.

Beijing is particularly attractive to students from developing countries. In fact, the Chinese government is already enjoying some successes from its previous effort to court future leaders from the developing world. Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome is one such example. Teshome studied in China for twelve years and graduated with a BA, MA and PhD in philosophy from Peking University, where he was a schoolmate of Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who studied law and economics there. The former president of Ethiopia, Negasso Gidada, reportedly said Teshome’s Chinese education played a role in informing the country’s reform policy. At present, China is Ethiopia’s largest investor as well as trading partner.

Another example is Kazakhstan, where in recent years, Chinese state-owned energy giants have invested heavily. As China pushes for greater influence in the region, it is keen to cultivate local elites through generous scholarship programs. The prime minister of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov, studied at Beijing Language Institute as well as the law faculty at Wuhan University. He is fluent in Chinese and widely considered to be a China expert. It is worth noting that Xi chose Kazakhstan as the place to announce his One Belt and One Road strategy.

Peter Cai is a research fellow at Lowy Institute for International Policy. This article first appeared in the Interpreter.

Image: Flickr/IQRemix.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider for the PC, Revisiting its GS News Update and Review

Rise of the Tomb Raider launched for PC yesterday, per the previous announcements by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider’s first shot pans over a vast foreboding landscape you’ll soon come to know on a intimate level. In many ways this functions as a promise on the part of Crystal Dynamics, that there are big things ahead of us. And a the end of Lara’s journey, after we’ve seen her through this adventure, and experienced everything the world has to offer, it’s clear that that promise was kept.

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The Wait is Over

You’ve been waiting (mostly patiently) for a new Lara Croft title to be released and that day is here.  Rise of the Tomb Raider, the newest release from the Tomb Raider brand, is officially available for the PC. By now we’re willing to guess that every person reading this has seen the RoTR game trailer, but if not, check it out above.

You know that the designers paired with NVidia to make what Tomb Raider brand manager Rich Briggs told IGN is “the most realistic looking version and the most richly detailed version of Tomb Raider ever made.” You’ve checked out the amazing screen shots and while, yes, a few of you are probably still bummed that Lara Croft is no longer Angelina Jolie’s doppelganger, you’re more than ready to start your downloads now. Before you can start playing, though, you need to know a couple of important details.

Get Your PC Ready

The best way to play the game and to get the best possible graphics is to play the game on your PC. Remember, this game had NVidia’s insight so it was designed to look best on your monitor. With great graphics comes great PC responsibility. This means that you’ll want to make sure that the GPU load on your PC is up to snuff.  Here are the minimum specs recommended to play the game:

MINIMUM PC SPECS: Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD Phenom II X4 945; GPU: NVIDIA GTX 650 2GB or AMD HD7770 2GB; RAM: 6 GB; Hard Disk Space: 35 GB; DX11; Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse

It is also important that you have Windows 10 November update installed. Install the update now, using the instructions here:

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Game Description

After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara must explore the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia to find the secret of immortality before a ruthless organization known as Trinity. Lara must use her wits and survival skills, form new alliances, and ultimately embrace her destiny as the Tomb Raider. Experience high-octane action moments, conquer beautifully hostile environments, engage in brutal guerrilla combat, and explore awe-inspiring deadly tombs in the evolution of survival action. In “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” Lara becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition.

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Ben Webster – Over The Rainbow

No one can play a ballard on the tenor sax like Ben Webster, so much from the heart, this is while he was in the UK in the 1960’s, also a young Stan Tracy on piano.
Benjamin Francis Webster (March 27, 1909 — September 20, 1973), Webster, born in Kansas City, Missouri, was considered one of the three most important “swing tenors” along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Known affectionately as “The Brute”,he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls), yet on ballads he played with warmth and sentiment. Stylistically he was indebted to alto star Johnny Hodges, who, he said, taught him to play his instrument.

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June comes before July, and here are the 4×5’s to prove it!!!

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The Last of Us [Carnage knows no gender – Part 3]

The Town’n Country grocery in Oriental, North Carolina, a local fixture for 44 years, closed its doors in October after a Wal-Mart store opened for business. Now, three months later—and less than two years after Wal-Mart arrived—the retail giant is pulling up stakes, leaving the community with no grocery store and no pharmacy.

Though mom-and-pop stores have steadily disappeared across the American landscape over the past three decades as the mega chain methodically expanded, there was at least always a Wal-Mart left behind to replace them. Now the Wal-Marts are disappearing, too.

“I was devastated when I found out. We had a pharmacy and a perfectly satisfactory grocery store. Maybe Wal-Mart sold apples for a nickel less,” said Barb Venturi, mayor pro tem for Oriental township, with a population of about 600. “If you take into account what no longer having a grocery store does to property values here, it is a significant impact for us.”

Oriental is hardly alone. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Jan. 15 it would be closing all 102 of its smaller Express stores, many in isolated towns, to focus on its supercenters and mid-sized Neighborhood Markets. The move, which will begin by the end of the month, was a relatively quick about-face. As recently as two years ago, Wal-Mart was touting the solid performance of its smaller stores and announced plans to open an additional 90.

 

Force fields are armor nonetheless. And. Her ballistics are anti-armor rounds, both bullets and grenades. A Holtzmann shield is a force bubble, analogous to a semi-permeable membrane—it’s adaptive. Borg shields are overlapping force plates, in constant motion—assimilative like all Borg tech. Either way, a shielded combatant is, in effect, a tank.

I’m gaming them. And they’re taking advantage of their predicament by using me for weapons testing. Gauging the capabilities of their homegrown weapons systems against a very formidable foe. This is chess, not checkers.  

Mondo thinks to herself. A notion based on nothing concrete. Just a hunch. The proof turns out to be telepathic, but no less tangible.

“That’s my girl. I knew you’d figure it out sooner than later. The other girls bet against me. That’ll teach them.”

The “voice” in her head belongs to Coco, and a faint presence that’s not Coco’s.

This is a task?

“Which is why We allowed Them to snatch you. It’s a very Machiavellian, when you get down to it. Plans within plans within plans. Ad infinitum. Just another day in the life of a Girl Friday. Has Professor Song had a chance to tell you about my predicament?”

Yes. The Pope is holding you against your will, and I’m to extricate you.

“At all costs. So. Finish playing with your toys, I need your presence back home post haste.”

She’ll know I’m coming?

“Why, of course. She’s been listening in no doubt.”

The voice is gone. And with it, the presence in her head has also taken flight. No longer distracted, she notices that one of the soldiers is shouldering what looks suspiciously like a cross between a PDK and a bazooka. Modern anti-tank missiles such as AGM-114R, Spike, Javelin, and TOW provide U.S. armed forces with the capability to stop a heavily armored tank in its tracks. Army-technology.com lists some of the best modern anti-tank missiles currently available, based on precision strike capability and deplorability.

The soldier who’s aiming the shoulder-fire missile wasn’t there before the telepathic interlude which captivated her attention exclusively. This foe is clearly visible, employing no stealth whatsoever.

Too bad. So. Sad. This would have been fun.

Mondo gestures with both hands. Very old, very intricate, very arcane gestures. Very old magic. Professor Song is teleported back to the contessa’s condo. Mondo smiles broadly. An unhealthy, toothy grin. She’s hungry and they, the soldiers, are food. ACM gives way to AVM. She slips on her sternns. She can feel herself get moist between the legs. The very thought of the genocide she’s about to commit is what’s getting her so wet.

More gestures. Time stands still for everything and everyone on the grounds of Tac House Spartan, with one notable exception.

Now it’s Lucy’s turn to do its bit. In the course of finding the way home, it discovered the portal that One and her kind constructed to get about in this world. The same portal was used by those same Higher Beings to snatch Mondo and Professor Song here.

The Vampire steps through the main viewer into mission control. Something small, malicious, and alive jumps out of her coat pocket and leaps back through the viewer. It is a sentient machine with a singular, destructive purpose.

Exploiting the portal. One, posing as Madame de Pompadour, and looking like Sophia Myles, materializes in Mondo’s way.

“You can’t do this.”

“You wanted to teach them a lesson. I’m teaching them one they won’t soon forget. They are welcome as tourists. Everybody is. But. Make no mistake about it. They aren’t advanced enough to even remotely entertain the notion of being our invaders. Too audacious.”

“They chanced on an interdimensional porosity and made the colossal mistake of letting their reach exceed their grasp.”

Mondo snaps her fingers. In the viewer there’s a very bright light, the product of a nuclear explosion. Tac House Spartan, along with the nearby Village of Tully, ceases to exist. As such, that portion of England, albeit nothing sizeable, becomes inhabitable for humans for at least a thousand years. As if waiting in the shadows to pounce on this windfall. Something sinister and unworldly, takes up residence to fill that radioactive void, almost immediately.

“We are eaters of worlds. Behold an insignificant example of our handiwork. You have been warned. Choose more carefully, next time, who you decide to bully.”

Done in an offhanded fashion, to be sure. But. This is the only time, during her conversation with One, that Mondo acknowledges the existence of the humans in the room. Although her remark is directed at the mundane, her gaze never leaves One. Again that toothy grin of hers. A smile meant to be menacing.

One steps back. She starts to make some gestures with her hands, but thinks better of it. And stops in mid invocation.

“Shall I take us back home, mistress?”

Please do, Lucy.

No more arcane hand gestures from Mondo. Again exploiting the Highers’ portal. What happens next is more of Lucy’s doing. The Vampires fades from view. Materializing back in the contessa’s condo.

 

 

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