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Rachel Carson's Legacy

When Rachel Carson testified before the Senate in 1963 she was roundly hailed, as Harriet Beecher Stowe had been by Abraham Lincoln, as "the little lady who started it all." Carson's huge 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, had revealed to the public the dangers of DDT and other pesticides to birds, animals and human health. Show More Summary

12 surprising facts about emoticons

2 weeks agoLifestyle : Matador Life

Did you know that an 1862 Abraham Lincoln transcript contains a winkey face? The post 12 facts about the emoticon’s history that may surprise you appeared first on Matador Network.

Liam Neeson Talks About Almost Playing Abraham Lincoln In Steven Spielberg's Biopic

Daniel Day-Lewis transformed Abraham Lincoln into an Oscar-winning film role, but before he was attached to Steven Spielberg's biopic, Liam Neeson was lined up to portray the 16th president of the United States. Neeson discussed the movie in a new Q&A with GQ, revealing that he'd agreed to star in "Lincoln" about a decade ago. Show More Summary

'MiniAbe' Explores More of Illinois, and Couldn't Be More Whoa-ed

If you were a miniature version of Abraham Lincoln, you'd be super excited about modern Illinois, according to the state's tourism campaign, which has brought back MiniAbe for another round of quirky sightseeing. It sort of makes sense,...Show More Summary

How To Hustle: 10 Habits Of Highly Successful Hustlers

Massive success is reserved for confident people who take action swiftly and decisively. Or, as Abraham Lincoln put it, “Things... The post How To Hustle: 10 Habits Of Highly Successful Hustlers appeared first on Lifehack.

Breaking News: Who Really Controls Silver And Gold?

By Avi Gilburt: Abraham Lincoln once said: You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. What honest Abe was trying to say was that one can hide the truth from the public for only so long. Show More Summary

Photos of Lincoln Funeral Procession Possibly Discovered by Maryland Man

The Washington Post reports that photos of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession may have been discovered by Maryland retiree Paul Taylor. The series of photographs, captured in four stages, are of Grace Episcopal Church on Broadway in New York City and were likely taken on April 24 or 25 in 1865. Show More Summary

Anti-gay Michigan preacher: 'Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and our forefathers apparently died in vain'

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Because gay people are on the road toward greater equality, two great voices of equality died in vain. Thus goes the latest pontification from the wrong side of history, weighing on today's historic ruling out of Michigan: "“Judge Friedman has...

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg with the Lincoln Leadership Prize

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation honored award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg with the prestigious Lincoln Leadership Prize at a dinner ceremony Wednesday at the Hilton Chicago. The award was presented by actress...Show More Summary

Obama Actually Responds to O’Reilly Saying Lincoln Wouldn’t Have Done Between Two Ferns

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

President Obama recently graced the set of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis for some laughs and Obamacare plugs, but Bill O'Reilly wasn't amused and contended that Abraham Lincoln would have never done the same. Au contraire!, Obama shot back today in an interview on ESPN Radio.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg

This evening, March 19th, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation will award its prestigious Lincoln Leadership Prize to renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg during a special dinner at the Hilton Chicago. This award honors outstanding individuals for a lifetime of service in the spirit of 16th President Abraham Lincoln. Show More Summary

Twitter Bot Pranks Gullible People with Hilariously Fake Facts

4 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

As Abraham Lincoln famously said, “The problem with quotes from the internet is that they’re often fake.” The internet is littered with falsehoods that spread quickly because they can be easily retweeted or reposted with a couple of mouse clicks. Show More Summary

David Letterman Shames Bill O’Reilly And His ‘Raunchy’ Beef With Beyoncé

This has been a good week for reminding America that Bill O’Reilly is full of sht. It began with the Fox News gasbag criticizing Beyoncé for her “Partition” music video, then he said Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t appear in a Funny or Die video, unlike that so-and-so Barack Obama, before finally bringing it back to Beyoncé on Late Show with David Letterman.

The Influence Freed Slaves May Have Had on the Boy Abraham Lincoln

“You may remember, as I well do... there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons. That sight was a continual torment to me; and I see something like it every time I touch the Ohio... It is hardly fair forShow More Summary

Lincoln, Jackson and Grant looking for good home

On Saturday, successful bidders at an auction at Gettysburg’s American Civil War Wax Museum will be taking home life-sized figures of President Abraham Lincoln, Generals Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman as well as unnamed slaves, soldiers and civilians. Read full article >>

Wrong Door | One More Bite | Friendlier Skies

TVSpy: Pro tip — when surprising a prize winner at their apartment, make sure you have the correct address first. GalleyCat: There’s going to be a sequel to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Good job, America. AppNewser: Wingman is an app that aims to make hooking up during flights easier. What could go wrong? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Andrew Napolitano and the Pollardism of Slave Condemnation

Could Abraham Lincoln really have sidestepped the entire American Civil War by using the government's power of property condemnation to buy all of the slaves in the South and then free them?

Seth Grahame-Smith to Pen Sequel for ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Writer Seth Grahame-Smith has been working on a sequel to the 2010 hit title, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Deadline reports that Grand Central Publishing, an imprint at Hachette Book Group USA, plans to publish the finished book in January 2015. The first book served as the basis for a popular movie adaptation that came out in June 2012. Show More Summary

We are very nervous about the new Something Wicked This Way Comes movie

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Oh dear, we're not sure what to make out of this news. Seth Grahame-Smith, the author behind Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (which we loved) and the screenplay for Dark Shadows (which we loathed), is getting his directorial debut remaking our beloved Something Wicked This Way Comes. Dammit, why couldn't they start him with Battleship 2 or something? Read more...

Seth Grahame-Smith to Direct 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

Since it doesn't seem like Seth Grahame-Smith will ever see his novel remix Pride & Preudice & Zombies hit the big screens, the author has found work with other big screen projects. While his Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter wasn't exactly...Show More Summary

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