Daily Archives: May 30, 2012

Cactus flower


Cactus flower

Cactus flower

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Landscape with San Gabriel River and Mountains (my digital oil paintings)


Landscape with San Gabriel River and Mountains in May(my digital oil paintings)

Landscape with San Gabriel River and Mountains in May (my digital oil paintings) (click to enlarge)

Blue Bird at Wilderness Park


Blue Bird at Wilderness Park

Blue Bird at Wilderness Park

Today’s Quotation: Jane Austen – on untintelligibility


 

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Discuss

‘s Birthday: Mel Blanc (1908)


Mel Blanc (1908)

One of the most prolific voice actors of all time, Blanc began his career in radio. In 1933, he began to work for a daily radio program, for which he created several voices. In 1937, he joined the cartoon department of Warner Brothers. During his 50-year career, he supplied voices in more than 3,000 animated cartoons for hundreds of characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Woody Woodpecker. Which Looney Tunes character is said to sound closest Blanc’s natural voice? More… Discuss

This Day in History: Dominican Republic Dictator Rafael Trujillo Is Assassinated (1961)


Dominican Republic Dictator Rafael Trujillo Is Assassinated (1961)

Trujillo was a military strongman who seized control of the Dominican Republic in 1930 and ruled it as a dictator for the next 30 years. He renamed the capital after himself and forced all citizens to join his political party. He brutally suppressed dissent and ordered the infamous 1937 Parsley Massacre, in which up to 30,000 Haitians living near the Dominican border were murdered. In 1961, Trujillo was ambushed and shot to death by seven men. Why was the 1937 massacre named after a garden herb? More… Discuss