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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Arab-American from Michigan crowned 2010 Miss USA

I reprint this only because it involves Michigan and a Michiganian.

Arab-American from Michigan crowned 2010 Miss USA - Yahoo! TV

Arab-American from Michigan crowned 2010 Miss USA

Mon May 17, 10:42 AM PDT


Rima Fakih knew she had won the 2010 Miss USA title when she saw the look on Donald Trump's face: It was the same one she'd seen him flash at the winners of "The Apprentice."



The 24-year-old Lebanese immigrant — Miss Michigan USA to the judges — beat out 50 other women to take the title Sunday night, despite nearly stumbling in her evening gown.


She told reporters later that she believed she had won after glancing at pageant owner Trump as she awaited the results with the first runner-up, Miss Oklahoma USA Morgan Elizabeth Woolard.


"That's the same look that he gives them when he says, 'You're hired,'" on Trump's reality show, she said.


"She's a great girl," said Trump, who owns the pageant with NBC in a joint venture.


Fakih took top honors at the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after strutting confidently in an orange and gold bikini, wearing a strapless white gown that resembled a wedding dress and saying health insurance should cover birth control pills.


Fakih was born into a powerful Shiite family in a village in southern Lebanon that was heavily bombed during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war. But she and her sister said the family celebrates both Muslim and Christian faiths and prefer to be referred to as Lebanese, Arabs or Arab-Americans.


She moved to the United States with her family in 1993 and attended a Catholic school in New York. Her family moved to Michigan in 2003.

Her sister, Rana Faqih, who moved back to Lebanon a few months ago for a new job, said she spent the night exchanging messages with her father, Hussein, and another sister, Ruba, who were attending the competition.


"It was a beautiful surprise," she said from the family's native village of Srifa in southern Lebanon. "It was not easy for Rima to reach this title."

"We're very proud as Lebanese Americans and as Lebanese that Rima reached this point despite all the pressures and stereotyping about Arabs and Lebanese. She made it. She fought and reached her goal," her sister said.


Pageant officials said historical pageant records were not detailed enough to show whether Fakih was the first Arab-American, Muslim or immigrant to win the Miss USA title. The pageant started in 1952 as a local bathing suit competition in Long Beach, Calif.

Fakih told reporters she sold her car after graduating college in Michigan to help pay for her run in the Miss Michigan USA pageant.


In a moment that was replayed during the pageant's broadcast, Fakih nearly fell while finishing her walk in her gown because of the length of its train.


"I did it here, I better not do it at Miss Universe," she said. "Modeling does help, after all."


Fakih replaces Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and won a spot representing the United States this summer in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant. She also gets a one-year lease in a New York apartment with living expenses, an undisclosed salary, and various health, professional and beauty services.


During the interview portion of the competition, Fakih was asked whether she thought birth control should be paid for by health insurance, and she said she believed it should because it's costly.


"I believe that birth control is just like every other medication even though it's a controlled substance," Fakih said.


Woolard handled a question about Arizona's new immigration law. She said she supports the law, which requires police enforcing another law to verify a person's immigration status if there's "reasonable suspicion" that the person is in the country illegally.


"I'm a huge believer in states' rights. I think that's what's so wonderful about America," Woolard said. "So I think it's perfectly fine for Arizona to create that law."


Miss Virginia USA Samantha Evelyn Casey was the second runner-up, Miss Colorado USA Jessica Hartman was third runner-up, and Miss Maine USA Katherine Ashley Whittier was the fourth runner-up.


Most of the field of contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia were eliminated just after the pageant began and the entire group danced onstage to "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha.

A panel of eight judges, including NBA star Carmelo Anthony, Treasure Island casino-hotel owner Phil Ruffin and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, were judging the girls throughout the night.


After 15 contestants strutted in swimsuits, five were eliminated. Another five were eliminated after the evening gown competition.


Miss Nebraska USA Belinda Renee Wright won the Miss Congeniality award, roughly one week after her father was killed in a farm accident. Miss Alabama USA Audrey Moore won Miss Photogenic after an online fan vote.


The pageant aired live to East Coast viewers on NBC.


The competition, which is not affiliated with the Miss America pageant, was hosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone and NBC correspondent Natalie Morales.

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Associated Press Writer Bassem Mroue in Beirut contributed to this report.

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On the Net:

http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa

Moebisu versus Kirby

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=9987513&postID=3351642836079453088


http://thesitdowncomic.blogspot.com/2008/04/this-has-to-be-one-of-coolest-pieces-of.html

so where are rainbow sheep

and what do they taste like?

Back in 2006 there was/is an issue (perhaps it goes on today) where white British people were offended by the song "Baa Baa Black Sheep" on the basis that "black" is also the identifier for a human ethnicity. In response the idiots now demand that they be called rainbow sheep.

Tie-dye hippy sheep apparently.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

comic book super-heroes tv themes

This was rescued from the ancient vintage ComicBookResources' Apr 20, 1999 TV Themes website. Incredibly a lot of the sound-files are now on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine servers and are not just dead links so they are available for download.

Television Show Length File Format
1966 Aquaman Animated Theme 29 secs. WAV Real Audio
1966 The Atom Animated Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 Batman Live Action Theme 58 secs. WAV Real Audio
1968 Batman & Robin Animated Theme 59 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1996 The Adventures of Batman & Robin 58 secs. WAV Real Audio
1997 The Batman/Superman Adventures 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1999 Batman Beyond New! 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1993 Cadillacs & Dinosaurs Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 Captain America Animated Theme 18 secs. WAV Real Audio Real Movie
1979 Captain America Live Action Theme 47 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1967 Fantastic Four Animated Theme 56 secs. Real Movie
1978 Fantastic Four Animated Theme 58 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1978 Fantastic Four Animated Closing Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1997 Fantastic Four Animated Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 The Flash Animated Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1990 The Flash Pilot Closing Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1990 The Flash Opening Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 Green Lantern Animated Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 Incredible Hulk Animated Theme 24 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3 Real Movie
1977-82 Incredible Hulk Live Action Theme
70 secs. WAV Real Audio
1982 Incredible Hulk Animated Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1996 Incredible Hulk Animated Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 Iron Man Aninated Theme 19 secs. WAV Real Audio Real Movie
1994 Iron Man Animated Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1996 Iron Man Animated Theme 45 secs. MP3 Real Movie
1993 Lois & Clark Commercial Stinger 6 secs. WAV Real Audio
1993 Lois & Clark Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
The Mask Animated Theme 58 secs. WAV Real Audio
1997 Men In Black Animated Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 Namor The Sub-Mariner Theme 18 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3 Real Movie
1997 Nightman Live Action Theme 64 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1979 Plastic Man Theme 59 secs. WAV Real Audio
1997 Richie Rich Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1996 Savage Dragon Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1941 Shazam "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" 79 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1974 Shazam Live Action Theme 59 secs. WAV Real Audio
1981 Shazam Animated Theme 85 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1997 Spawn Animated Theme 50 secs. WAV Real Audio
1967 Spider-Man Animated Theme 63 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3 Real Movie
1981 Spider-Man Live Action Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1981 Spider-Man Theme (Solo) 61 secs. WAV Real Audio
1981 Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends Theme 57 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1996 Spider-Man Animated Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1979 Spider-Woman Animated Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1979 Spider-Woman Animated Closing Theme 29 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1966 Superboy Cartoon Theme Resampled 30 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
Superboy Live-Action Theme - Season 1 40 secs. WAV Real Audio
Superboy Live-Action Theme - Season 2 40 secs. WAV Real Audio
Superboy Live-Action Theme - Seasons 3 & 4 45 secs. WAV Real Audio
1973 Superfriends Theme 61 secs. WAV Real Audio
197? Superfriends Theme - 8bit/8khz/Mono 45 secs. WAV Real Audio
1983 Superfriends Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1941 Fleisher Superman Animated Theme 86 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1942 Fleisher Superman Animated Theme 77 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1943 Fleisher Superman Animated Theme 75 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1941 Fleisher Superman Animated Theme - Spanish 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1951 The Adventures of Superman Theme 35 secs. WAV Real Audio
1968 Superman Cartoon Theme 53 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1987 Superman Animated Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio
1987 Superman Animated Theme - Version 2 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1996 Superman: The Animated Series 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1990 Swamp Thing Cartoon Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1990 Swamp Thing Cartoon Theme - Version 2 59 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1996 Swamp Thing TV Series Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio
1966 Teen Titans Animated Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Theme 59 secs. WAV Real Audio
1966 Thor Animated Theme 24 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3 Real Movie
1994 Tick Animated Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1996 WildC.A.T.S. Theme 60 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1975-79 Wonder Woman Theme 88 secs. Real Audio
1983 X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men Theme 33 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1995 X-Men Animated Theme 59 secs. WAV Real Audio MP3
1997 X-Men Animated Theme 30 secs. WAV Real Audio
These files, at least the ones that still function, are over 11 years old. I wonder how long until these little electromagnetic artifacts degrade.

No computer file lasts forever.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

TREASURES by Myrrh Records 1994 compilation

From http://www.faqs.org/copyright/making-memories-treasures-the-flaw/

Treasures

Type of Work: Musical work
Registration Number / Date:SRu000287217 / 1993-12-27
Date of Creation: 1990
Title: Treasures.
Description: Sound cassette.
Copyright Claimant: on words, music; Stewart Wayne Rye, 1952-
Names: Stewart Wayne Rye 1952-

Read more: http://www.faqs.org/copyright/making-memories-treasures-the-flaw/#ixzz0nN5opUmf




From copyrightsearch.org
Treasures.


TYPE OF WORK: Sound Recording

NAME: Word Entertainment,Myrrh Records,Idea Entertainment, Inc. Word Entertainment

REG NUMBER: SR0000257144
REG DATE: 1998-08-18
TITLE: Treasures.
IMPRINT: c1998.
PUBLISHER NUMBER: Myrrh Records 7017038614
DESCRIPTION: Compact disc.
PERFORMER: Performed by various artists.
COPYRIGHT CLAIMANT: © ℗ Word Entertainment (a div. of Idea Entertainment, Inc.)
CREATION DATE: 1998
PUBLICATION DATE: 1998-04-14
AUTHORSHIP ON APPLICATION: recording & pictorial matter: Myrrh Records, employer for hire.
BASIS OF CLAIM: New Matter: compilation.