AJ's World

Things that interest me around the web with some original posts thrown in.

Miami Dolphins #1 (at Joe Robbie Stadium)

Football is back, finally (at Joe Robbie Stadium)

Yea buddy (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

Yea buddy (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

Thanks to my parents for always supporting me (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

Thanks to my parents for always supporting me (at U.S. Century Bank Arena)

liabobia:

I did locations for this movie last year, so go see it this weekend.  We had a crew screening for it last week and it was funnier than I thought it was going to be.  I didn’t realize how funny it was due to the chaos  of working on a $27 million dollar Michael Bay movie.  74 locations in 40 days.  That’s A LOT of work.  

liabobia:

I did locations for this movie last year, so go see it this weekend.  
We had a crew screening for it last week and it was funnier than I thought it was going to be.  I didn’t realize how funny it was due to the chaos  of working on a $27 million dollar Michael Bay movie.  74 locations in 40 days.  That’s A LOT of work.  

ccindecision:

Today Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remember that the only thing that can stop an NRA lobbyist with a gun is a senator with a bill nothing.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… . And then one fine morning—
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

There’s a beauty to this idea in the book I felt. That which we want is sometimes just out of our reach. Looking forward to this movie in less than a month.

(Source: thrudheims)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Feb. 18, 1885: Huckleberry Finn is Published
On this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in the United States. The book follows Huck and Jim, a runaway slave, as they travel on a raft down the Mississippi River.
Due to the book’s crude language and depiction of slavery and life in the South, Huckleberry Finn was banned in some places in the U.S. Today, literary critics recognize it as a literary masterpiece, but the book remains controversial in schools.
Keep learning about Twain’s work and other literary classics with American Masters’ “The American Novel” timeline.
Image: 1884 Illustration from first edition of Huckleberry Finn (Library of Congress).

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Feb. 18, 1885: Huckleberry Finn is Published

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in the United States. The book follows Huck and Jim, a runaway slave, as they travel on a raft down the Mississippi River.

Due to the book’s crude language and depiction of slavery and life in the South, Huckleberry Finn was banned in some places in the U.S. Today, literary critics recognize it as a literary masterpiece, but the book remains controversial in schools.

Keep learning about Twain’s work and other literary classics with American Masters“The American Novel” timeline.

Image: 1884 Illustration from first edition of Huckleberry Finn (Library of Congress).