Lights…Lights, Camera, Action….Class: Open ThreadPosted: November 4, 2013 Filed under: History, India, open thread, SDB Evening News Reads | Tags: Bonhams, class structure, Diwali, TCM, USA Today bloody logo, What Dreams Are Made Of 30 Comments
I just found out that there was another armed gunman running around another school/university today.
Suspect arrested, lockdown lifted at Conn. state university
Take a look at that link, it goes to USA Today, the little dot…which is the “logo” is dripping blood.
Tasteful? Classy? (I’m being sarcastic of course.) I don’t know if it is a left-over of Halloween, but it is November 4th.
Okay, now for a few quick links…it has been a very busy day for me, and these links are avoiding news oriented “stuff.”
Speaking of class, the Christian Science Monitor is asking: What is your social class? Take our quiz to find out!
How do you feel about gospel music? Pedestrian crosswalks? Humanity in general? Your social class is more complex than your salary or your educational pedigree.
This quiz is based on polling data and peer-reviewed research from an array of academic fields which have explored how socioeconomic status helps shape our inner and social lives.
No data set, of course, can account for all of the experiences that make your perspective unique, and some of these questions will reflect your own circumstances more precisely than others – but answer all of them as well as you can.
Be honest, and enjoy!
See if you are a snob or a happy peasant….I took the test and found I am middle to lower…my adverbs are odd. Even though I am educated with high class number of books in my possession, I do not use the -ly adverbs as those with higher education usually do. It was actually spot on in a bunch of things.
Later this month Turner Classic Movies is sponsoring an auction at Bonhams: Bonhams : What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic at Auction as Curated by TCM
Lot 36A Shirley Temple majorette jacket from Poor Little Rich GirlUS$ 20,000 – 30,000Lot 31Two preliminary drafts of Preston Sturges’ The Great McGintyUS$ 3,000 – 5,000
You have to take a look at some of those items, and what the expected price some of them are at…wow!
So that takes care of Class, and Lights Camera Action, now for the other Lights: Diwali 2013: The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS)
In 2013, Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on Nov. 3 by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepavali, which means a row of lights.
The festival of Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over dark, good over evil and knowledge over darkness.
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in the Hindu calendar and there are multiple reasons why Hindus celebrate this festival. The most popular narrative, based in the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana, is of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana returning to their kingdom Ayodhya after defeating the demon king Ravana. On that dark new moon night, the residents of Ayodhya joyfully lit oil lamps to welcome Rama, Sita and Lakshmana back to the kingdom.
There are over 50 pictures at that link…go and enjoy them.
This is an open thread!