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The Nutcracker’s” disturbing origin story: Why this was once the world’s creepiest ballet

From pedophilic godfathers to gruesome seven-headed mice, the first versions of the classic ballet were — different

Ralph Acampora: US Economy Stronger Than People Think; No Bubble in Stocks

In last week’s Technician podcast, Financial Sense Newshour spoke with the well-known “Godfather of Technical Analysis,” Ralph Acampora. Ralph is a pioneer in the development of market analytics and has a global reputation as a market historian and a technical analyst.

Facts of the Day – December 22, 2014

Facts of the Day – John Cazale (Fredo Corleone from “The Godfather”) appeared in only five films during his lifetime. All five were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Three of them won. Facts of the Day – in 1978, a Russian physicist, Anatoli Bugorski, was struck accidentally by the proton beam of […]

Brooklyn Beckham Shares Photos From Elton John’s Wedding

Brooklyn Beckham was all about celebrating his Godfather Elton John’s wedding. The younger Beckham, who now looks like he’s following in his father’s footsteps as a baller, took to his Instagram to show off a few photos from the joyful day. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Beckham Documents His Day at His Godfather Elton John's Wedding to David Furnish!

Victoria and David Beckham‘s oldest son Brooklyn documented the family’s time at Elton John and David Furnish‘s wedding on Sunday (December 21) and it certainly looks like a day to remember! The 15-year-old aspiring soccer star and model, who is Elton‘s Godson, posted pictures of the venue, a picture of him and his mom at [...]

Why Tim Burton Doesn't Like The Marvel Superhero Movies

In some respects, Tim Burton is the godfather of this current superhero movie craze. Burton, along with Richard Donner, succeeded in making comic book movies of substance, and the success of Burton's Batman films (as well as Donner's Superman) planted the seed of what potentially could be accomplished by a major studio. Show More Summary

Delisting the Grizzly Bear...or Not

Doug Peacock is considered by many veterans as the godfather of the modern movement to connect those who have been to war with the physical land they fought for when they come home. Outside, Doug argues, veterans can search for, "...a...Show More Summary

Admiral Hyman Rickover, Godfather of Nuclear Navy, Gets Due in New Film

The godfather of the nuclear Navy may finally get his due, in a blockbuster new film about Admiral Hyman Rickover, one of America's lesser known and under-appreciated heroes. Michael Pack, who directed Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power, tells Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Show More Summary

'Black Man with a Gun' Author Doesn't Carry One

The Rev. Kenn Blanchard, a former federal police officer, has spent 20 years challenging gun control orthodoxy in his Black Man with a Gun book franchise. But the godfather of a nascent African-American gun rights movement says he'sShow More Summary

The Godfather of Games

Saluting Ralph Baer, who first dreamed of video games in 1966 Games Ralph Baer Magnavox Odyssey

If you like The Godfather, you’ll love this

There can’t have been many trumpet players more nervous about their solo at the Albert Hall than the one who opened the performance there last night. His orchestral colleagues surrounding… Continue reading The post If you like The Godfather, you’ll love this appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The Sicilian Bar in The Godfather Is Still Open for Business

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

In The Godfather, Sonny Corleone murders two enemies, then flees from New York City to hide in Italy. He goes to the a small town in Sicily and meets a pretty woman named Apollonia. He approaches her father at a bar and asks for permission to court her. Show More Summary

Senior Citizens Recreate Classic Movie Posters

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Redditor cocowilde works at a retirement village. S/he made a calendar showing the residents inside famous movie posters, including Harry Potter, Reservoir Dogs, and The Godfather. You can see more photos from the set here. The models range in age from 64 to 93. Show More Summary

KBOO Bike Show: Cyclocross

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70’s, we speak with Laurence Malone– a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing–...Show More Summary

Famous movie posters reimagine Santa as a ho-ho-Hollywood star

Santa is skipping the chimney and going right for the big screen. Jolly old St. Nick becomes a Hollywood hero in films such as The Godfather, Star Wars and GhostbustersExpedia Denmark commissioned artist Alessandro Minoggi to reimagine...Show More Summary

Diving champion of the world

3 weeks agoOdd : Kottke.org

This dive, by Leeds United midfielder Adryan in match against Derby County, might be the worst dive of all time. He's flopping around like Sonny Corleone getting shot up at the toll booth in The Godfather. Hilarious. Tags: Adryan soccer sports video

Al Pacino In-Depth: On ‘The Humbling’, Old Vs. New Hollywood And ‘Scarface’

An eight-time Oscar nominee--and winner for Scent of a Woman--two-time Emmy victor and five time Golden Globe winner, Al Pacino is not a legend who rests on his laurels. The star of such iconic films as The Godfather, Scarface, Dog Day...Show More Summary

High School Football Player Gets Swagger Back, Becomes Famous on Internet (Video)

The video you are about to watch just might be the greatest local news report on a high school football championship game in the history of local news and high school football. You might even say it’s The Godfather of local news reports about high school football. It comes to us courtesy of WJBK, the […]

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