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Abdul Alhazred
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Will the White House Order New Federal Architecture To Be Classical?

I'm guessing it had its origin in something suggested to Trump by an adviser, and not Trump having a sudden access of hankering for classicism.

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A good example of the sort of architecture the president is complaining about.

Here's a more recent view. They took the big TRUMP sign off.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8883157 ... 312!8i6656

Look around a little and you'll see good examples of the older type of skyscraper that I for one like better, along with some weird stuff like "The Corncobs".

Here's the front entrance. The more modest sign still says "Trump".

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8889454 ... 312!8i6656
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I see from your links that architects have reached the parallelepipedon stage.

Now what do you think The Donald™'s concept of "classicism" is? :lmao:

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Alabama lawmaker responds to abortion ban with mandatory vasectomy bill: 'It always takes two to tango'

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In response to last year’s near-total (and temporarily blocked) abortion ban in Alabama, a state legislator has introduced a bill that would require a man to undergo a vasectomy, at his own expense, “within one month of his 50th birthday or the birth of his third biological child, whichever comes first.”

House Bill 238, introduced on Thursday by Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D) notes, “Under existing law, there are no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men.”

The bill, Hollis says in a statement she shared with Yahoo Lifestyle, “is meant to neutralize last year’s abortion ban bill, and sends the message that men should not be legislating what women do with their bodies.” Further, she told AL.com, “It always takes two to tango. We can’t put all the responsibility on women. Men need to be responsible also.”

The online backlash was swift, of course, with critics calling it “wrong,” “sick,” and “Communism,” although plenty of supporters got her point, and celebrated it, saying, “Ha! Stay out of my uterus!” and “Wahoo!”
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/alabama ... 58496.html

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The draft decries the quality of architecture under the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Design Excellence Program for its failure to re-integrate “our national values into Federal buildings” which too often have been “influenced by Brutalism and Deconstructivism.” The draft document specifically cites the U.S. Federal Building in San Francisco (2007, by Morphosis), the U.S. Courthouse in Austin, Texas (2012, by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects), and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Miami (2007, by Arquitectonica) for having “little aesthetic appeal.”
I do like the classical style myself, but these are all fairly interesting modern designs.

Follow the links, and see for yourself. :notsure:
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It's good to be in construction!

Now I gotta live the rest of my life like a schnook.

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Wonder how many takes that took.

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Filmmaker: How did The Copa Shot affect your career? Did it open up any new doors for you?

McConkey: It’s only been in recent years that I’ve sort of been reaping the rewards in a way. Sometimes now I’ll come on set and maybe somebody who hadn’t met me before will say, “W ow, you did that Copacabana shot!” I understood that people in the business could understand the complexity or the virtuosity or the technical challenges, but I used to wonder did it really matter? Did it actually do a better job of storytelling? What got me was a taxi cab driver a couple of years (after Goodfellas) asked me what I did and I told him I worked in the movies as a Steadicam operator. He said, “Oh, Steadicam, yeah, like that shot in Goodfellas. The Copacabana.” I said, “Yeah, I did that one.” I began to become aware that the public, even if they didn’t know how it was done, really did appreciate being taken on a ride like that. Steadicam really was a powerful way to tell a story and it did have merit and value beyond being a technical feat. It seemed to resonate with people and not just with filmmakers. That was a revelation for me.
Discussion of the Copa Shot starts halfway down. Worth a read.

https://filmmakermagazine.com/93916-ste ... steadicam/
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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

"Speed Bike Sequence", By Garrett Brown

Another one of the famous scenes from cinema history. The effect of speed was created by walking the Steadicam through the forest, shooting at 1fps. When played back at 24fps, the motion is 24 times as fast. Of course, the actors, bikes and pyrotechnics were all shot separately.

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Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen was a take-out restaurant in Pittsburgh that served only ethnic foods from countries with which the United States is in conflict. The menu focused on one nation at a time, rotating every three to five months, and features related educational programming, from lunch hour with scholars, film screenings, and trivia nights. Since the opening in 2010, the restaurant has introduced the cuisines of Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, Palestine, and most recently, Iroquois. Referring to the informational brochures distributed with meals, NPR described the restaurant as "an experimental public art project—and the medium is the sandwich wrap."

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Controversy

After receiving threats Conflict Kitchen temporarily shut down. While closed, supporters covered its exterior with hundreds of hand-written notes of support, such as "Stay Strong We Support Conflict Kitchen." This picture shows the restaurant after it re-opened, with long lines of patrons.

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Controversy erupted in 2014 when Conflict Kitchen began serving Palestinian cuisine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_Kitchen

Their site (still closed): https://www.conflictkitchen.org/