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November 28, 2014


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Thursday November 27, 2014     9:00 AM ET


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Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving

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November 27, 1985

Alison Pill

  Alison Pill Google Videos

Alison Pill is a Canadian actress. Filmography


One day we will go from darkness into the light. Don't be afraid.

Alison Pill Quotes




November 27, 1976

Jaleel White

  Jaleel White Google Videos

Jaleel White is an award winning American
actor and screenwriter. Filmography


Reality and Games Shows are becoming more bizarre.

Jaleel White Quotes




November 27, 1968

Michael Vartan

  Michael Vartan Google Videos

Michael Vartan is a French-American
film and television actor. Filmography


I would rather do movies because I'm very lazy and the hours are much easier.

Michael Vartan Quotes 1

Michael Vartan Quotes 2

Michael Vartan Quotes 3




November 27, 1961

Steve Oedekerk

  Steve Oedekerk Google Videos

Steve Oedekerk is an American comedian, director,
editor, producer, screenwriter and actor. Filmography


I was always addicted to movies. As early as I can remember it was my favorite form of escape and adventure. At that time in my life I never differentiated between live-action or animation, I simply flocked to the films that made me laugh or swept me away to another time and place.

Steve Oedekerk (Kung Pow)




November 27, 1963

Fisher Stevens

  Fisher Stevens Google Videos

Fisher Stevens is an award winning American
actor, producer and director. Filmography


I have a bit of a traveling addiction, but there's
no place like home especially for the holidays.

Fisher Stevens Quotes




November 27, 1951

Kathryn Bigelow

  Kathryn Bigelow Google Videos

Kathryn Bigelow is an award winning
American film director. Filmography


I need to have my hands on the DNA of a film.

Kathryn Bigelow Quotes




November 27, 1957

Caroline Kennedy

  Caroline Kennedy Google Videos

Caroline Kennedy is an award winning American
author, attorney and Ambassador to Japan.


Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers.
But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life,
you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories.
Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.

Caroline Kennedy Quotes 1

Caroline Kennedy Quotes 2




November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973

Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee was an award winning Chinese American, Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist, and a cultural icon.


Bruce Lee Quotes 1

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Wednesday November 26, 2014     5:00 PM ET


Team finds an off switch for pain   PhysOrg - November 26, 2014
In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain including pain caused by chemotherapeutic agents and bone cancer pain suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief.

Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story   PhysOrg - November 26, 2014
Researchers performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight people as they read a chapter of a Potter book. They then analyzed the scans, cubic millimeter by cubic millimeter, for every four-word segment of that chapter. The result was the first integrated computational model of reading, identifying which parts of the brain are responsible for such subprocesses as parsing sentences, determining the meaning of words and understanding relationships between characters. Exactly how the brain creates these neural encodings is still a mystery but it is the beginning of understanding what the brain is doing when a person reads.

Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth   PhysOrg - November 26, 2014
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called "killer electrons," which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms. The barrier to the particle motion was discovered in the Van Allen radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped rings above Earth that are filled with high-energy electrons and protons. The latest mystery revolves around an "extremely sharp" boundary at the inner edge of the outer belt at roughly 7,200 miles in altitude that appears to block the ultrafast electrons from breeching the shield and moving deeper towards Earth's atmosphere.

Post-medieval Polish buried as potential 'vampires' were likely local   PhysOrg - November 26, 2014
Potential 'vampires' buried in northwestern Poland with sickles and rocks across their bodies were likely local and not immigrants to the region. In northwestern Poland, apotropaic funerary rites - a traditional practice intended to prevent evil - occurred throughout the 17th-18th c. AD. Those of the dead considered at risk for becoming vampires for a variety of reasons were given specific treatment, and investigating these burial practices may provide insight into community cultural and social practices, as well as the social identities of people living in the area at the time. Excavations at a cemetery in northwestern Poland have revealed six unusual graves, with sickles across the bodies or large rocks under the chins of select individuals, amidst hundreds of normal burials.

  Ferguson shooting: Protests spread across US   BBC - November 26, 2014
A dozen US cities have seen new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

World's Newest Lava Lake Appears in Africa   Live Science - November 26, 2014
Heralded by fiery lava fountains and plumes of poisonous gas, a new lava lake has appeared atop one of Africa's most active volcanoes for the first time in 75 years. The lava lake at Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) simmers deep within the summit's North Pit Crater. Though the churning lava seems to come and go, scientists think the volcano may eventually spawn a long-lived lava lake. At the moment, it's a very small, bubbling lava lake. It disappears and reappears, but if the current activity continues, we will probably have a lava lake like we have at neighboring volcano Nyiragongo within a few years to decades.

Passengers Boarding Airplanes: We're Doing It Wrong   Live Science - November 26, 2014
‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding crowd and the scrum at boarding, where people and their myriad belongings clog the gate area, standing between you and your departure. But take heart: there are scientifically proven ways to improve the boarding process or at least speed it up so that it can be over and done with more quickly.

New evidence of ancient rock art across Southeast Asia   Science Daily - November 26, 2014

Research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows the region's first people brought with them a rich art practice. These earliest people skillfully produced paintings of animals in rock shelters from southwest China to Indonesia. Besides these countries, early sites were also recorded in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia.

The unbelievable underworld and its impact on us all   PhysOrg - November 26, 2014
A new study has pulled together research into the most diverse place on earth to demonstrate how the organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function and how they are responding to climate change.

Weight could influence rheumatoid arthritis relief   PhysOrg - November 26, 2014
People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research. The study found that those who were heaviest had almost 65 percent reduced odds of disease remission. Being underweight also lowered the odds of remission.

Buried in Time: The Great Wall of Texas Could Change History   Epoch Times - November 26, 2014
Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that seem to show a level of technological advancement incongruous with the times in which they were made. Ooparts often frustrate conventional scientists, delight adventurous investigators open to alternative theories, and spark debate.

Prominent Surgeon: Evidence Soul May Leave Body in Near-Death Experience   Epoch Times - November 26, 2014
Dutch near-death-experience (NDE) researchers have compiled more than 70 cases of people who’ve purportedly left their bodies and observed scenes they could not have perceived with their physical senses.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


November 26, 1981

Natasha Bedingfield

  Natasha Bedingfield Google Videos

Natasha Bedingfield is an award winning
British pop singer and songwriter. Discography


Today is where the book begins, the rest is still unwritten.

Natasha Bedingfield Quotes




November 26, 1973

Peter Facinelli

  Peter Facinelli Google Videos

Peter Facinelli is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Raise your hand if you believe in love.

Peter Facinelli Quotes




November 26, 1965

Scott Adsit

  Scott Adsit Google Videos

Scott Adsit is an award winning American actor,
writer and improvisational comedian. Filmography


I met Tina Fey when we were part of the improv group Second City in the 1990s.

In 2006, the two worked together again on the hit show 30 Rock.

Scott Adsit




November 26, 1966

Garcelle Beauvais Nilon

  Garcelle Beauvais Google Videos

Garcelle Beauvais is an award winning Haitian-American
actress and former fashion model. Filmography


Garcelle Beauvais Nilon




November 26, 1939

Tina Turner

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Tina Turner is an award winning
American singer and actress.
Discography - Filmography


For me the goddess is the feminine version of God.

She is powerful if different.

In the darkness, she is the light.

Tina Turner Quotes 1

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Tuesday November 25, 2014     5:30 PM ET


  Ferguson decision: Ruling sparks night of violence   BBC - November 25, 2014

Photos: 50 Amazing Vertigo-Inducing Attractions   Weather.com - November 25, 2014

Missing gene linked to autism   PhysOrg - November 25, 2014
Researchers at the University of Leeds have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits. The team already knew that some people with autism were deficient in a gene called neurexin-II. To investigate whether the gene was associated with autism symptoms, the Leeds team studied mice with the same defect. They found behavioral features that were similar to autism symptoms, including a lack of sociability or interest in other mice.

Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live   PhysOrg - November 25, 2014
Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within a decade to half a million vehicles per year, which would easily exceed sales of the Toyota Camry today.

Gene discovered that reduces risk of stroke   Science Daily - November 25, 2014
A gene that protects people against one of the major causes of stroke in young and middle-aged adults has been discovered, and researchers say that it could hold the key to new treatments.

'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?   Live Science - November 25, 2014
Sci-fi fans who hope humanity can one day zoom to distant corners of the universe via wormholes, as astronauts do in the recent film "Interstellar," shouldn't hold their breath. Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could potentially allow rapid travel between widely separated points - from one galaxy to another, for example, as depicted in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," which opened in theaters around the world earlier this month. While wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, such exotic voyages will likely remain in the realm of science fiction, said renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, who served as an adviser and executive producer on "Interstellar."

Oxford team shed light on ancient Egyptian obelisk   PhysOrg - November 25, 2014
History was made this month as the robotic Philae lander completed the first controlled touchdown on a comet. The European Space Agency-led project was set up to obtain images of a comet's surface and help scientists to understand what a comet is made of.

Greasing the Electric Grid, the World's Largest Machine   Live Science - November 25, 2014
The electric power grid is the largest machine in the world. In the United States alone, the grid is made of thousands of fire-powered and wind-powered spinning turbines, many square miles of solar collectors that turn light from the sun into electrons, enough high-voltage wires to wrap around the earth eight times, and even more low-voltage wires that reach all the way to the back of your TV and refrigerator. We can't store electricity on a large scale , so every time anyone microwaves popcorn or runs their washing machine, those turbines or solar panels need to immediately edge up their production to keep the giant machine in sync. As the power grid was built out over the past century, America's pioneering grid operators developed sophisticated systems to ensure they could meet customers' demands in real-time - every second of every day. Until recently, that meant that grid operators and utilities assembled and operated power generators to match uncontrollable demand for electricity. But recent advances in power electronics and data processing will allow our grid to evolve from that old paradigm, saving a great deal of money for customers.

Searching for alien worlds and gravitational lenses from the Arctic   PhysOrg - November 25, 2014
The quest for optimal sites to carry out astronomical observations has taken scientists to the frigid Arctic

How can we search for life on icy moons such as Europa?   PhysOrg - November 25, 2014

Our solar system is host to a wealth of icy worlds that may have water beneath the surface. The Cassini spacecraft recently uncovered evidence of a possible ocean under the surface of Saturn's moon, Mimas. Mimas is not alone in the possibility of having a global ocean, which would potentially provide a foothold for life to exist. Other worlds under examination include Jupiter's moon, Europa. In 2013, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed evidence that Europa erupts water, while the Cassini spacecraft has observed geysers spewing on Saturn's moon, Enceladus.

Earth's orbit around the sun   PhysOrg - November 25, 2014
Ever since the 16th century when Nicolaus Copernicus demonstrated that the Earth revolved around in the Sun, scientists have worked tirelessly to understand the relationship in mathematical terms. If this bright celestial body – upon which depends the seasons, the diurnal cycle, and all life on Earth – does not revolve around us, then what exactly is the nature of our orbit around it?

Robot Submarine Looks Under Antarctic to Find Out Why Sea Ice Is Getting Thicker   Epoch Times - November 25, 2014
For several years now climatologists have puzzled over an apparent conundrum: why is Antarctic sea ice continuing to expand, albeit at the relatively slow rate of about one to two percent per decade, while Arctic sea ice has been declining rapidly (by some 13% per decade in late summer)?

Workers at Biblical Copper Mines Ate Quite Well   Live Science - November 25, 2014
Metalworkers who did skilled labor at biblical-era copper mines in modern-day Israel were rewarded for their efforts with well-rounded meals, new research suggests. The metalworkers' diet included good cuts of sheep and goat, as well as pistachios, grapes and fish brought to the middle of the desert from the Mediterranean, according to an analysis of ancient leftovers at "Slaves' Hill," a mining camp in Israel's Timna Valley. The findings imply that "Slaves' Hill" might be a misnomer; the people who manned the furnaces probably weren't slaves, but rather, they held a higher status because of their craft, archaeologists say.

Mysterious Roman God Baffles Experts   Live Science - November 25, 2014
A sculpture of a mysterious, never-before-seen Roman deity has been unearthed in an ancient temple in Turkey. The 1st century B.C. relief, of an enigmatic bearded god rising up out of a flower or plant, was discovered at the site of a Roman temple near the Syrian border. The ancient relief was discovered in a supporting wall of a medieval Christian monastery.

  Ruins Thought to Be Port Actually Buried Greek City   Epoch Times - November 25, 2014

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is a tragic story - destroyed in 79 AD by an eruption from Mount Vesuvius killing an estimated 16,000 people. Now, scientists are saying they’ve found an 'underwater Pompeii,' although no one is sure what caused this city’s demise. The ruins are located off the coast of Delos, a Greek island. The settlement sank to the bottom of the Aegean Sea, and archaeologists have now found pottery remains and collapsed buildings in the water. The pottery remains are where the Pompeii comparisons come in because researchers found similar workshops in the ancient ruins off the Italians coast.

Jimmy Fallon’s Name Goes on 30 Rock Marquee   NY Times - November 25, 2014
Jimmy Fallon is getting top billing on one of New York’s landmark buildings with a new marquee that adorns the Avenue of the Americas entrance to 30 Rockefeller Center.




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


November 25, 1971

Christina Applegate

  Christina Applegate Google Videos

Christina Applegate is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


As an actress, I tried on all these hats, these roles, these clothes,
and eventually out came me.

Christina Applegate Quotes 1

Christina Applegate Quotes 2




November 25, 1986

Katie Cassidy

  Katie Cassidy Google Videos

Katie Cassidy is an American actress. Filmography


I love heels... whoever created heels is amazing!

Katie Cassidy Quotes 1

Katie Cassidy Quotes 2




November 25, 1966

Billy Burke

  Billy Burke Google Videos

Billy Burke is an American actor. Filmography


You can't stop technology or science, and it is snowballing quicker than ever.
Something's got to come to a head. How? Who knows? But it will.

Billy Burke Quotes




November 25, 1965

Dougray Scott

  Dougray Scott Google Videos

Dougray Scott is a Scottish actor. Filmography


I don't just like acting things; I like feeling things.

Dougray Scott Quotes 1

Dougray Scott Quotes 2




November 25, 1947

John Larroquette

  John Larroquette Google Videos

John Larroquette is an award winning
American actor. Filmography


Good acting comes from finding the essence of a character.

John Larroquette Quotes




November 25, 1960 - July 16, 1999

John F. Kennedy, Jr.

  John F. Kennedy, Jr. Google Videos

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. was a
pilot, lawyer, journalist, and socialite.


It's hard for me to talk about a legacy or a mystique.
It's my family - my father, my mother, and my sister.

We're a family like any other. We look out for one another.
The fact that there have been difficulties, hardships, or obstacles, makes us closer.

John F. Kennedy Jr. -- Vogue Magazine, 1993

John F. Kennedy, Jr. Quotes




Monday November 24, 2014     8:30 PM ET


Obama bestows Medal of Freedom on 19, including Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep   Washington Times - November 24, 2014
Actress Meryl Streep, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and the three civil rights workers murdered 50 years ago for attempting to register Mississippi blacks to vote were among the 19 people honored by President Obama with the Medal of Freedom Monday at a White House ceremony Monday.

  Young Volcanoes on the Moon   NASA - November 24, 2014

Planetary scientists have long thought that lunar volcanism came to an end about a billion years ago, and little has changed since. Yet Ina looked remarkably fresh. For more than 30 years Ina remained a mystery, a "one-off oddity" that no one could explain. Turns out, the mystery is bigger than anyone imagined. Using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a team of researchers led by Sarah Braden of Arizona State University has found 70 landscapes similar to Ina. They call them "Irregular Mare Patches" or IMPs for short.

First Eruption in Almost 20 Years Started at Fogo in the Cape Verde Islands   Wired - November 24, 2014
It has been almost 20 years since Fogo, a shield volcano on the island of the same name in the Cape Verde Islands, erupted. However, it appears that the volcano’s quiet has ended as a new eruption began this morning (November 24).

Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert   Huffington Post - November 24, 2014
We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) over their mutual distaste for parties and small talk.

  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down   CNN - November 24, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN Monday.

  'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'   CNN - November 24, 2014
Experts don't know where it came from, and aren't quite sure what it does. But they do know this: a newly-uncovered cybersecurity threat wasn't your typical credit-card stealing operation. It appears to be a government spying tool, and is "groundbreaking and almost peerless."

Molecules that came in handy for first life on Earth   Science Daily - November 24, 2014
For the first time, chemists have successfully produced amino acid-like molecules that all have the same ‘handedness’, from simple building blocks and in a single test tube. Could this be how life started. On Earth? Or in space, as the Philae lander is currently exploring?

1,700-Year-Old Silk Road Cemetery Contains Mythical Carvings   Live Science - November 24, 2014
A cemetery dating back roughly 1,700 years has been discovered along part of the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire. The cemetery was found in the city of Kucha, which is located in present-day northwest China. Ten tombs were excavated, seven of which turned out to be large brick structures. One tomb, dubbed "M3," contained carvings of several mythical creatures, including four that represent different seasons and parts of the heavens: the White Tiger of the West, the Vermilion Bird of the South, the Black Turtle of the North and the Azure Dragon of the East.

Turtles and dinosaurs: Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles   Science Daily - November 24, 2014
A team of scientists has reconstructed a detailed 'tree of life' for turtles. Next generation sequencing technologies have generated unprecedented amounts of genetic information for a thrilling new look at turtles' evolutionary history. Scientists place turtles in the newly named group 'Archelosauria' with their closest relatives: birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs.

Lone Wolf Traveled More Than 450 Miles to Grand Canyon, DNA Confirms   Live Science - November 24, 2014
A DNA test has confirmed that a lone gray wolf is roaming Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon, a long way from its home in the northern Rockies. The animal, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act, is the first known gray wolf to visit Arizona in about 70 years. The species disappeared from the state in the 1940s, which makes this development exciting news for conservationists who want to see wolves spread back into their former habitats. After repeated sightings of the wolf over the last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) collected a sample of the animal's feces in Kaibab National Forest, near the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice   Live Science - November 24, 2014
Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports. The discovery adds to the ongoing mystery of Antarctica's expanding sea ice. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each year because of global warming. Instead, satellite observations show the ice is expanding, and the continent's sea ice has set new records for the past three winters. At the same time, Antarctica's ice sheet (the glacial ice on land) is melting and retreating. Measuring sea ice thickness is a crucial step in understanding what's driving the growth of sea ice, said study co-author Ted Maksym, an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Climate scientists need to know if the sea ice expansion also includes underwater thickening.

Nature's Arches: Photos of Stunning Sandstone in the American Southwest   Live Science - November 24, 2014
Check out these stunning photos of natural sandstone arches in the American Southwest. These incredible geological formations are a reminder of the power and beauty of nature.

The ‘Unlucky Mummy’ Said to Have Sunk the Titanic   Epoch Times - November 24, 2014
Strange occurrences have been said to eddy around an ancient Egyptian artifact, known as the “Unlucky Mummy,” since it was taken from Egypt to Europe in the 19th century. Some of these stories are certainly myth, but some were allegedly verified by a journalist of the early 20th century. This journalist, Bertram Fletcher Robinson, purportedly spent months investigating and verifying the truth of tragedies related to the artifact. Before he could complete his work, Robinson suddenly died. Was it the curse of the Unlucky Mummy?

We Can All Be 21St-Century Scientists   Epoch Times - November 24, 2014
Our ancestors may not have called themselves 'citizen scientists' or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural world. Their survival often depended on being able to tease apart nature’s complexity where to find game and when to sow seeds, collect berries, and prepare for winter or bad weather.

Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. makes incredible one-handed touchdown catch   ESPN - November 24, 2014
In Week 12 of a lost New York Giants season, rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made the greatest catch I have ever seen.

Sneak Attacks of Beauty in a Tough Town: Street Art in Oakland, California   National Geographic - November 24, 2014

Pen Harshaw said he'd meet me at the concrete landing on the east side of Lake Merritt, across the water from the courthouse. Both of us were on bicycles, because what Pen was going to show me requires negotiating barbed wire fence openings and the narrow spaces between idled train cars and warehouse walls. "Writers," he said. "That's what they call themselves. Not artists. Writers."




Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes


November 24, 1978

Katherine Heigl

  Katherine Heigl Google Videos

Katherine Heigl is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


There are other worlds beyond the sun.

Katherine Heigl Quotes 1

Katherine Heigl Quotes 2




November 24, 1990

Sarah Hyland

  Sarah Hyland Google Videos

Sarah Hyland is an award winning
American actress. Filmography


It's about the families that you create outside of your family
when you really find out what kind of people you're friends with.

Sarah Hyland Quotes




November 24, 1977

Colin Hanks

  Colin Hanks Google Videos

Colin Hanks is an American actor,
son of Tom Hanks. Filmography


I collect watches because I'm always late, and I need to know exactly
how late I'm going to be - in order to come up with a good excuse.

Colin Hanks Quotes 1

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November 24, 1947

Dwight Schultz

  Dwight Schultz Google Videos

Dwight Schultz is an American actor. Filmography


Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the
concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time.

Dwight Schultz Quotes




November 24, 1925 - February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley, Jr.

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William F. Buckley, Jr. was an American
conservative author and commentator.


All adventure is now reactionary.

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November 24, 1632 - February 21, 1677

Baruch Spinoza

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Baruch Spinoza was a Jewish-Dutch philosopher. By virtue of his magnum opus the posthumous Ethics in which he opposed Descartes' mind–body dualism, Spinoza is considered to be one of Western philosophy's most important philosophers. The term Magnus Opus is also used in several spiritual traditions, such as Qabbalah, Thelema, and Alchemy, with a complex meaning that mainly refers to the Philosopher's Stone.


I believe that, if a triangle could speak,
it would say that God is eminently triangular,

while a circle would say that
the divine nature is eminently circular.

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