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Olympic Hip Hop Dancing

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:43
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Hip hop dancing also called breaking or b-boying/b-Girling is an athletic style of free street dance direct from The Bronx, USA.

While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, breakdancing mainly consists of four kinds of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes.

This is the oldest known hip-hop style of dance. It is believed to have originated in Boogie down The Bronx during the 1970s. Musical inspirations date back to the energetic performances of funk maestro, James Brown.

Uncensored Images

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/24/2021 - 07:24
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These early Marilyn Monroe images remind me of my cub reporter days. I covered a Miss Nude World Pagent at a Florida nudist camp.

In the news environment, I was seldom exposed to nude photography, films, or videos. Although one of my first assignments happened to be of young ladies baring all.

Marilyn Monroe didn’t agree to this shoot easily, she knew that during a lifestyle and morality of the era, posing for any naked images could ruin her career. She eventually signed the release for the pictures: “Mona Monroe.”

The Oh Ohlympics!

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46
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The opening ceremony inside eerily empty stadium seats. Let the weirdness begin. The first reviews of the fan-less Olympics are in, and after watching The Parade of Nations on television we can say this event may be somewhat underwhelming.

But as they say, the show must go on. This term is used to say that an event must continue even though there are problems, and boy there sure is, the elephant in the stadium... The global pandemic.

Slice of NYC Paradise

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/20/2021 - 08:33
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The Big Apple and the surrounding boroughs offer one of the most fantastic health care systems available and access to amenities that can make it an ideal spot to live and also to retire. 

New York City is a wonderful place for young people to study, also to work and play as well as for elderly retirees. New York, New York - A city so nice, they had to name it twice. Excellent public transportation, great cultural landmarks, a plethora of attractions, and lots of services that attract people from all over er the world.

Monday Mourning

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 10:11
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I like to call City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise because it is a quaint peaceful place on the most northeastern point of New York City.

After I moved here a couple of decades ago I learned that this sleepy seaside village is the complete opposite of of Manhattan’s hustle and bustle. However, on Holidays, including July Fourth, City Island Avenue, which is the main strip crossing the mile-long tiny island, becomes a parking lot with folks celebrating at our many restaurants. Then, add the fireworks-worshiping neighbors and last night wasn’t fit for man nor beast.

Independence Day

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/04/2021 - 08:51
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On this Independence Day,  Americans should be free from voter suppression and the deprivation of Our God-given rights: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed ... with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The Fourth of July is USA Independence Day and a federal holiday since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.

No Masks Required

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 09:50
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Not even The Crazy Tourist considered mentioning this free for all attraction on places to go and things to see at Grantham, England.