The X-Men Get New Costumes

The X-Men Get New Costumes

Details are slowly emerging from the X-Men: Apocalypse production and artwork intended for the story design reveal some changes made to the costumes the heroes wear. This might seem like a subtle change, but there is more to tweaking the costumes than just altering the aesthetics. Modifying the costumes helps contribute to the new time period in which the film takes place.

The new X-Men film is set in the 1980’s and concludes the trilogy started with X-Man: First Class. Since we are moving into a new decade, the apparel worn by the heroes should be more in line with what the characters wore in the comics when they were published 30 or so years ago. This is not done to give the film a retro feel, but to ensure the hero’s present a look appropriate for the era. The sleek, realistic costumes of the 2000’s are great for today, but they are not going to fit well with a superhero film set in the 1980’s.

There is also another important reason for the change according to Crystal Hunt. Altering the costumes helps the film achieve its own unique identity. The new actors are playing younger versions of the same characters played by other actors. Putting them in the exact same costumer would not help establish the new actors in the roles. Changing the costumes does have an effect on how audiences perceive the new actors. No one would want audiences to see these actors as merely trying to copy those who came before them.

Women Staying Home

Women Staying Home

When a mother has to take time off from work to care for her children because there are no funds for a babysitter, it shouldn’t be considered a voluntary unemployment. That’s why the numbers of the unemployment rate are so off. People who take the time they need to spend with their children because there are no other options or those who spend time taking care of family members when there are no other choices are said to be voluntarily out of the work force. This usually isn’t a voluntary decision. These are people who have no other option when it comes to their family. They have to stay at home. They don’t want to stay out of work. Sam Tabar recently told the folks at the prnewswire.com that the employment of women shouldn’t be held against them simply because they have to take a few weeks or months off. This is what the world of equal rights is about. There are no equal rights when it comes to women and men.

Toni Goes In On Kris Jenner’s Parenting Skills

Toni Goes In On Kris Jenner’s Parenting Skills

Blac Chyna’s Mother is at it again. Toni, who was the mother of Black Chyna, she made some comments about Tyga recently. Toni has their own social media page, and her subscribers got an eye full recently. Toni decided to go in on Kris Jenner about her parenting skills as well as Tyga’s parenting skills. Toni. Toni states that Kris Jenner has told her daughter Kylie not to mess with Tyga until after the custody battle is over. She is referring to the custody battle between Tyga and Blac Chyna over their son King.

Blac Chyna is going for full custody as she feels that Tyga is too childish according to Alexei Beltyukov. The fact that Tyga is 25 years old and dating a 17 year old makes things look bad for him. Toni has referred to Tyga as a pervert, and she doesn’t want her grandson around people like him. Toni also said that Kris is being more of a pimp than a mother because she should never let her daughter be with such a grown man anyways. Toni has never had a problem standing up for her daughter, especially since her grandson is in all of her thoughts.

The problem with the whole situation is that no matter what, King, who is the baby, he’s the one who may end up getting hurt. It’s unknown what the turnout of the custody battle will be as Tyge is childish, and he’s dating a teenager, while Blac Chyna is a famous stripper.

Picasso Painting Sets Record At Auction

Picasso Painting Sets Record At Auction

The Christie’s Auction,” Looking Forward to the Past,” has many art lovers looking green with envy as a very noted piece by Pablo Picasso sold for almost $180 Million. The painting of very scantily clad erotic women by the noted and loved Spanish painter Pablo Picasso titled as “Les femmes d’Alger, Version O” or “The Women of Algiers,” sold for a record $179.37 million at the Christie’s auction held in New York on Monday, The sale broke the record and the painting became the highest recorded priced work of art sold through any auction.

The art, depicts female courtesans striking provocative poses in Picasso’s signature Cubist style. Ricardo Tosto recommended that the piece was completed as part of Picasso’s 1954-1955 series titled “Les femmes d’Alger” was viewed as a homage to then contemporary artist Henri Matisse.

The piece was originally valued at $140 million. Another piece by Picasso titled “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold for about $106.5 million in 2010.

Christie’s auction officials did not disclose the seller nor the buyer of the piece but they did acknowledged that it came from a private art collection in Europe.

Prior to the Christie’s auction sale of this Picasso painting, the highest priced work of art sold at any auction was the “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by Francis Bacon. This noted piece of art record $142.4 million during an art auction 2013. Picasso Painting Sets Record At Auction

Tortoise Receives New Life Through Wheels in Place of Legs

Tortoise Receives New Life Through Wheels in Place of Legs

What does a pet owner do when the pet that they love so much has been injured in some way?Jason Halpern showed me that one woman found her pet tortoise to be greatly injured, beat up by rats, and she needed to do something to help that tortoise out. That tortoise lost its legs and its ability to get around, but help was found for it and the tortoise is now doing fine.

Was the tortoise given artificial limbs? In a way, yes. This tortoise was given wheels in place of the legs that it once had. This tortoise is now capable of getting around thanks to the wheels that it was given. This tortoise can use its wheels to get around in the same way that it would have used its legs to get around. The tortoise is happy now, well cared for by those put in its life to look out for it.

Should We Be Offended By Words That Don’t Conform To Our Beliefs?

Should We Be Offended By Words That Don’t Conform To Our Beliefs?

Comedians Make their Living Making Others Uncomfortable

Some people have very thin skin. We hate people for belittling our beliefs for the sake of comic relief, or for just wanting to be ornery. Jews hate jokes about their idiosyncrasies, and Christians deplore jokes about Christ and the so-called sacred teachings in the bible. Muslins are offended by snide remarks about Allah, or the strange wording in the Koran.

In other words, religion is off limits these days and there is a good reason why it is a taboo subject. Religion is going through a major metamorphosis. The religious wave is finally hitting the beach of common sense, and people are scared to walk on that beach.

Christian Broda knows that religion is not the only topic that raises the hairs on the back of people’s neck. Race and sexual orientation are big no-no’s these days. Incriminating words said in jest, or to make a point send us down a slippery slope of discrimination and bigotry, and that slope may never ends. We try to contain our bigotry using religious righteousness, but, as mentioned, religion has its own issues to deal with.

We don’t have to be offended by words that don’t conform to our beliefs, but we can’t help ourselves. It’s learned behavior and we’re not doing anything to change that behavior.

Filipinos Reenact Bible For Easter

Filipinos Reenact Bible For Easter

The Filipino people are some of the most devoted Christians on the face of the earth, and this past Easter they showed their level of devotion. However, the people of the Philippines may have taken it a bit far. Many Filipino people reenacted the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Thousands of people mobbed the wild streets of Angeles.

Many scenes from the Bible were reenacted on street corners and alleyways. Hundreds of people lyed on the ground, and they were actually whipped and beaten. Folks at Anastasia Date have heard that there were also many Filipinos dressed as Roman soldiers. Someone also played the role of Jesus Christ, as he carried a cross through a bloody street.

Easter is a time of grace and recognition towards Jesus Christ, I’m not sure that reenacting every scene of Jesus’ brutal death was a good idea. There are many Filipino people that are severely injured right now because of their devotion to Christ, but I dont know that Jesus would actually want that for them. The Filipino people that were beaten and whipped say that God will see their sacrifice. Hopefully, God sends them a message to stop the self torture. For more information on this story, visit Buzzfeed.

Love Is In The Air At Skout

Love Is In The Air At Skout

I enjoy going on the internet, but I never liked to use social media websites, because I found them to be intrusive and very impersonal. Even though I’m not one to go on social media, I decided that I would check out a network that I found out about, called Skout. I haven’t been on the dating scene in a while, and I figured it was time to try something new, because everything else I was trying, in order to find a date was not working. I signed up for the network, by going onto the website, and I also found out that they had an app too.

I decided to make my profile one that included my picture, because I was serious about finding a date. I wasn’t certain I wanted to find a real relationship, but I would settle for a friendship. After setting up my profile, I started searching through the website, and I put in a specific search, so I could find someone who may interest me. I decided to read some more about the network, because I was confused as to how it worked. I read about the “shake to chat” feature, and I was very impressed by it.

I switched from my desktop to my phone, and I began to use the shake to chat feature. I found one person after another to talk to, and they were in different parts of the world. I happened to find someone who was only about 30 miles from where I lived, and we hit it off right away. Instead of shaking my phone again, so I could get to another person, I continued talking to this man for hours. I didn’t know anything about a favorites list, and I told him we would talk again later.

After learning some more about Skout, I found out that I could check out someone else’s favorites list, but I needed some Skout points to do so. I hadn’t added the guy to my list, and I was fearful that I would never see him again. Lucky me, he said that he had saved me as a favorite, so he found me right away, and we continued talking. He is now a favorite of mine, and we talk every day. I might even say that I love the guy, and we’ve had lunch a few times already. I’m glad I opened up myself to using Skout.

Bruce Levenson leads UCG to future success

Bruce Levenson leads UCG to future success

Bruce Levenson and Ed Peskowitz have worked together since they formed their first newsletter that laid the foundations of the United Communications Group. Since founding UCG through the publication of the Oil Express newsletter, the company has expanded beyond the oil industry and now provides data and real time analytics for a variety of industries across the world. The UCG group of companies has seen a huge amount of expansion and improvement over the last few years that has continued until the group has diversified into a series of areas, including the development of the GasBuddy app and a stand alone company, Tech Target.

Levenson was working as a journalist for the Washington Star when he and Peskowitz embarked on the creation of the Oil Express newsletter, which legend has it was formed in either a store room or spare room. Always known for his multi tasking approach, Levenson began working at the Washington Star when he was studying for a law degree and was developing the Oil Express idea. UCG quickly grew to incorporate a number of other newsletters and data providing organizations that are now largely concerned with the distribution of date and analytics via the Internet. UCG used its skills within the oil and gas industries to develop the popular GasBuddy app, which is concerned with providing real time information on gas prices fro consumers based on GPS location or zip codes.

There is more to Levenson than simply the business side of his life, an active person he and wife, Karen, embarked on a camping trip to Antarctica as a form of relaxation. He is also well known as the public face of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise and has played an active role on the NBA Board of Governors in recent years. Philanthropy also plays an important role in the life of the Levenson family with the donations made to the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC designed to keep the tragic events of World War II alive in the minds of the people of the US long into the future.

Scientists Discover Why Paintings Are Fading

Scientists Discover Why Paintings Are Fading

There is an interesting article on the PRI website about how scientists have discovered why the colors in some of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings are fading. The painter used one of the first synthetically produced paints, plumbonacrite, to get the bright red color in many of his works. Often not made correctly in the first place, this paint fades over time to white. Scientists took a tiny fleck of white paint from one van Gogh painting and analayzed it with laser technology and discovered that it was made of plumbonacrite and originally red.

The article explains how the advent of synthetic paints were a big part of Impressionism stated emobile.com. These new paints were part of the industrial revolution, and artists like van Gogh and Renoir were excited about them since they made possible bright new colors. In fact, Renoir even said that Impressionism may not have happened without synthetic paints. Some of Renoir’s reds are also fading today although they contain a different chemical than plumbonacrite.