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Gorbachev’s Pizza Hut Ad Is His Most Bizarre Legacy

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  James Fosdike illustrations for Foreign Policy Feature Mikhail Gorbachev’s Pizza Hut Thanksgiving Miracle In 1997, the former Soviet leader needed money, and Pizza Hut needed a spokesman. Greatness ensued. By Paul Musgrave It’s dangerous for leaders to outlive their countries. Whether they move on or become obsessed with returning to power, they cannot escape […]

Fortnite player Jarvis Kaye banned for life over aimbot cheat

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Faze Clan member Jarvis Kaye was banned from Fortnite for using a popular cheat: YouTube A professional Fortnite player has been permanently banned from playing the hugely popular video game for cheating. Jarvis Kaye, who is a member of the eSports team FaZe Clan, revealed in an emotional YouTube video that he received the ban for uploading […]

Semi Truck Driver Uses Emergency Runaway Ramp Following Brake Failure | Engaging Car News, Reviews, and Content You Need to See – alt_driver

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Intense Video Shows Semi Truck Driver Using Runaway Ramp Following Brake Failure Richard Thompson, If you’ve never driven through mountain country, you’ve probably never seen or even heard of a runaway truck ramp before. Designed to accommodate large vehicles, runaway ramps are steep traffic devices that allow a truck or bus to come to a safe stop after experiencing serious […]

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Chicago’s Best Dive Bars

Chicago Dive Bars

Fancy cocktails and conceptual decor are great and all, but sometimes you just need a bar with dim lighting and a cheap beer-and-a-shot special. We spend a good amount of our time in these dive bars around town—”diamonds in the rough” if you will—and we can assure you they’ll get the job done. From pleasant, neighborhood […]

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

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Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up. Photo from dzika_mrowka via Shutterstock. I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of fact, I love food so much that until a few years ago, I was extremely […]

Six Audition Tips for Voice Over Actors

Photo by@neilgodding via John Kovacevich Several years back, I wrote some audition tips for my on-camera actor friends. (Here and here.) As a creative director in the advertising business, I’ve watched and listened to a LOT of commercial auditions, including thousands of VO recordings. Here are a few tips. Everything that follows is, of course, just one […]

20 Tips and Tricks for Shooting Your Next Film Film and Television

Amanda Directing a film is hard! Lighting, costumes, locations, permits, budgets, audio, actors, editing… how can you do everything well? We’re here to help you figure out how to make the best film possible. Follow these 20 filmmaking tricks and tips to make your short film or feature film a success.   1. Don’t rush […]

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free – DIY Photography


  No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like. V You can […]