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A James Cameron MasterClass is Now Available, Just in Case You Want to Learn From the Best

Good morning, class. I have a very special announcement. James Cameron, the filmmaker behind some of the biggest hits of all time, is your new teacher! So you better sit up straight and look like you’re interested in all those Avatar sequels. Cameron is the latest big-name director to teach an online MasterClass, following in the footsteps of directors such as Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, and David Lynch, and his class is available right now. The class features 15 video lessons and clocks in...
Tags: Movies, Cameron, James-Cameron, David Lynch, Cool Stuff, Martin Scorsese, Masterclass, Jim, Lynch, Jim Cameron, David Rogier, Martin Scorsese Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese David Lynch Werner Herzog

Pixar Celebrates Pride Month by Making Adorable Short Film ‘Out’ Available to Watch for Free

To celebrate Pride Month, Pixar has made its animated short film Out, previously streaming only on Disney+, available to watch online for free. Written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter (known for animating scenes on Finding Nemo and WALL-E), Out tells the story of a character named Greg as he struggles to tell his family about his boyfriend Miguel as he’s in the process of moving. With a little cosmic interference from man’s best friend, Greg eventually gathers up the strength to come out. ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Animation, Out, Pixar, Miguel, Hunter, Greg, Jim, Manuel, Short Films, Disney/Pixar, Disney Plus, Steven Clay Hunter, Kyle McDaniel, Pride Month Pixar

2021 Western States 100 Men’s Preview

The post 2021 Western States 100 Men’s Preview appeared first on iRunFar. After a year’s hiatus, it’s time for the ultrarunning world’s focus to return to the race that started trail 100 milers, the Western States 100. Along the race’s 100.2 miles, 18,000 feet of climbing, and 22,000 feet of descending, there will be plenty of excitement, heartbreak, and every emotion in between starting the morning of Saturday, June 26 at 5 a.m. PDT. Below, we lay out the members of the men’s field likely to m...
Tags: Sport, Races, Jura, Canada, Idaho, Running, Jared, Max, Nichols, Mark, Ryan Miller, Jeff, Patrick, Tim, Jim, Drew

IWI Uzi Pro 9mm Pistol Review – Bad-Ass or Pointless? ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. -( As a gun collector, at some point, your interest gets piqued by more niche firearms like the IWI Uzi Pro pistol. Yes, there are more modern designs that in many ways outperform the Uzi Pro, but few of them capture the 80’s nostalgia of the Micro Uzi, while still offering a thoroughly modernized take that keeps the gun relevant in the era of decked-out AR-15s like the Pro can. That said, the Uzi’s core design is more than a half-century old, and there’s only so much mod...
Tags: Guns, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, Uzi, ATF, Kimberly, Iwi, Holosun, Jim Grant, SilencerShop, UZI PRO, Jim Grant Jim, Jim Grant Uzi, IMG Jim Grant Brace Yourself, Jim Grant Personally

Edge of the World review – swashbuckling white saviour biopic feels out of date

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays James Brooke, a British adventurer who became the White Rajah of Sarawak, in a film that fails to probe the complexity of its fascinating subjectWhile the name James Brooke might seem obscure to many viewers, his exploits in south-east Asia, retold here in Michael Haussman’s adventure biopic, are not so foreign. After all, they inspired Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King. Brooke’s stranger-than-fiction journey from ex-soldier in th...
Tags: Asia, Film, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Colonialism, Errol Flynn, Sarawak, Rudyard Kipling, Jim, Bengal, Brooke, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-Game Winner in AL, Dies at 85

Former major league pitcher Jim “Mudcat” Grant has died at age 85.
Tags: Grant, Jim, Mudcat Grant 1st Black

Are Single-Stack CCW Handguns Obsolete? ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. -( Full disclosure, while I may have learned to shoot on an old Gen 2 Glock 17, my first quality handgun was a mil-spec M1911 chambered in .45 ACP. So, don’t mistake my opinions for those of someone totally enamored with plastic fantastic tactical Tupperware. That said, the title is a valid question. Are single-stack handguns obsolete in the era of ever-shrinking compact polymer-framed handguns feeding from capacious magazines? Simply put, no – but also yes. At least sort...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Vietnam, South Carolina, Jim, IMG, Kimber, Glock, Kimberly, Jim Grant, Springfield Hellcat, Jim Grant Jim, Kimber Rapide, Front Sight Academy

CMMG Bravo 22 LR AR Conversion Kit – The First Kit That Doesn’t Suck ~VIDEO

Regular readers of AmmoLand News have seen us highlighting good prices on this kit over the years, so it is about time we produced a proper range review of the CMMG Bravo 22 LR AR Conversion Kit. U.S.A. -( As you may have guessed from the title, I haven’t had a great deal of success with 22 LR conversion kits other than the CMMG Bravo. I’m sure that someone in the comments will tell me I’m a fool, or that their off-brand 22 conversion ran flawlessly for 10,000 rounds. But realis...
Tags: Guns, Product Reviews, Psa, Bravo, Gear, Gucci, South Carolina, Cmp, LR, Jim, CMMG, IMG, Alamo, SBR, Kimberly, BCG

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield Transform in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Trailer

Searchlight Pictures has released the trailer for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” starring Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain as infamous televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. The trailer gives viewers a sneak peek into the brightly-colored world of Jim and Tammy, but things begin to go south when financial improprieties, a sex scandal and rivals […]
Tags: Jessica Chastain, News, Tammy, Andrew Garfield, Jim, Tammy Faye, Tammy Faye Bakker, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Searchlight Pictures

When honeysuckle is too much of a good thing in your garden

Honeysuckle may be a blessing or a curse, depending on why and where you plant it and which type you plant. Hall’s honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’) is the species most commonly seen. Hall’s honeysuckle famously produces white flowers that turn yellow, so two colors greet your eye when you gaze upon this strong vining plant, which flowers throughout spring and early summer, if not beyond. Hall’s honeysuckle exemplifies the adage that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Imagi...
Tags: Gardening, Japan, California, China, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hall, Southern California, San Marcos, Ventura, Huntington Beach, Taft, Catalina, Jim, Carolina

SIG MCX Virtus Pistol ~ Is It Really Worth $2,000? ~ VIDEO

AmmoLand Editor Jim Grant reviews the SIG MCX Virtus Pistol to see if it holds up to the hype and the price. U.S.A. -( As a younger man with infinitely more free time, I was obsessed with whatever latest and great caliber/gun/optic came out. I would drool over pixelated videos of SHOT Show longing to attend and dreaming of a day when I could afford such marvels of modern engineering. But as a poor college student, I would reason to myself that these high-ticket firearms weren’t ...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Vietnam, South Carolina, Tula, Jim, Moa, Lyman, ATF, SBR, TEOTWAWKI, Kimberly, Sig Sauer, NFA, Barnaul, Sig

Olight Odin Mini Budget Tactical Rifle Light Review

The Olight Odin Mini Mounted on a LaRue Tactical Ultimate Upper AR-15. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -( In the past few years, the tactical weapon light market has seen a deluge of companies and products flooding the market, like the Olight Odin Mini. And with the market so saturated with new-comers, for a company’s product to really shine, it must differentiate itself from the competition in a meaningful way. Whether that’s pricepoint, features or durability, the fact remains that produc...
Tags: Guns, China, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, Kimberly, Odin, Jim Grant, Olight, Jim Grant Jim, Jim Grant That, Odin Mini, Olight Odin Mini, Olight Odin, IMG Jim Grant Testing

What the FUG?! LaRue Tactical LT-FUG Modular Vertical Grip Review ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. -( The LaRue Tactical LT-FUG grip is hands-down my favorite vertical grip. I know, I know, spoilers. I’m obviously not supposed to tell you the thing is awesome in the first sentence of a review article, because why should you keep reading? In this case, it’s because of the unique features of the grip that make it my favorite. That, and because it’s so nice, that without holding it, most people can’t appreciate or under the price it demands. The LaRue FUG with the smal...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, IMG, Kimberly, Jim Grant, LaRue Tactical, Jim Grant Jim, LaRue Tactical LT FUG Modular Vertical Grip Review, IMG Jim Grant LaRue Tactical LT

A dangerous movement hyping toxic bleach as a 'miracle cure' is more powerful than ever after exploiting the pandemic in Latin America

"Medicine" containing chlorine dioxide is seen at the Farmacia Boliviana in Cochabamba, Bolivia. REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama A movement that claims industrial bleach is a miracle cure is gaining strength in Latin America. The Bolivian government's endorsement of the substance has given it the appearance of credibility. It's a stark illustration of how the pandemic has been used to spread medical misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, the Justic...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Isis, Science, News, Mexico, Trends, Spain, Colombia, Mms, News UK, Argentina, Peru, South America, Justice Department, Latin America

Rebranded Toyota Ventures invests $300 million in emerging tech and carbon neutrality 

Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota’s standalone venture capital fund, has dropped the “AI” and is reborn as, simply, Toyota Ventures. The fund is commemorating its new identity by investing an additional $300 million in emerging technologies and carbon neutrality via two early-stage funds: the Toyota Ventures Frontier Fund and the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund.  The introduction of these two new funds, each worth $150 million, brings Toyota Ventures’ total assets under management to over $500 million....
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Cloud, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Venture Capital, Toyota, Hydrogen, Jim, Toyota Toyota, Adler, Austin Oehlerking, Toyota AI Ventures, Jim Adler, Climate Fund

June 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Welcome to the June 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication Jennifer V. Miller writes 7 Things Employees Want to Know In a Department Reshuffle . Jennifer summarizes: “ Are you planning a department reorganization or a big change? Here are seven questions your team wants answers before they can get...
Tags: Leadership, Communication, Development, David, Diana, John, Bill, Engagement, Steve, Chris, Team Building, Erik, Robyn, Henry, Mark, Joel

What the FUG?! LaRue Tactical LT-FUG Modular Vertical Grip Review

The author’s LaRue Tactical Ultimate Upper build with the FUG grip and the large endcap attached. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -( The LaRue Tactical LT-FUG grip is hands-down my favorite vertical grip. I know, I know, spoilers. I’m obviously not supposed to tell you the thing is awesome in the first sentence of a review article, because why should you keep reading? In this case, it’s because of the unique features of the grip that make it my favorite. That, and because it’s so nice, that...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, Kimberly, Jim Grant, LaRue Tactical, Jim Grant Jim, LaRue Tactical LT FUG Modular Vertical Grip Review, IMG Jim Grant LaRue Tactical LT

Comment on brussels sprout and bacon frittata by Jim

In reply to Carol Fisch. I like Wright brand smoked bacon. Comes in Hickory and Applewood, usally sold in 1.5 lb packages. Its really good and is on sale every couple months.
Tags: Food, Wright, Jim, Hickory, Carol Fisch

"Someone must explain why celebrities running for office is a recurring nightmare we cannot seem to shake. The Rock, Caitlyn Jenner, Matthew McConaughey, Randy Quaid."

"They all have suggested lately that when it comes to running the country, they have what it takes. And they do: malignant narcissism," said Bill Maher on his show Friday night:  "The last four years was a warning, not an inspiration. You were supposed to see that and think, 'I guess high-level government jobs should go to people who have trained for it and know what they're doing.'..." The problem with that is that we don't think people in politics know what they are doing. "Let me put it blun...
Tags: Law, Dogs, Hell, Al Franken, Spelling, Slang, Bill Maher, Jim, The Hill, The Nation, Northern Mexico, Eggleston, Ann Althouse, Edward Eggleston, Politics And Pop Culture, Caitlyn Jenner Matthew McConaughey Randy Quaid

Magpul D60 Review – 60 Rounds of Glorious Freedom! ~VIDEO

U.S.A. -( Most drum magazines are garbage – thankfully the Magpul D60 isn’t most drum mags. When I first saw Magpul announce the D60 a few years back, I was optimistic but still skeptical. While it’s true that Magpul set the gold standard for reliability with their PMags, drums are a completely different beast. Plus, my personal experience with drum mags has been less than reassuring, with the majority of the models tested experiencing multiple malfunctions every time they’re lo...
Tags: Guns, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, Kimberly, PMAG, Magpul, Jim Grant, Magpul D60, Magpul Original Equipment, Jim Grant Jim, Jim Grant That, Jim Grant Salivating, IMG Jim Grant Magpul

Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen 2 Holosight Review ~ VIDEO

AmmoLand editor, Jim Grant reviews the Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen 2 Holosight optic. U.S.A. -( When I first heard about Vortex entering the holographic weapon sight market back in 2017 at SHOT Show with their AMG UH-1, I was intrigued, to say the least. While I’m heavily invested in EoTech sights, I’m not blind to their faults. That and my experience with Vortex’s magnified optics definitely gave me high hopes for their first foray into this new realm of gun-sights. That said, I had no...
Tags: Guns, Gear, South Carolina, Amg, Jim, CMMG, SBR, Kimberly, Benelli, NVG, Aimpoints, Jim Grant, Vortex Optics, Jim Grant Jim, Vortex AMG, LaRue Tactical PVS

NZ AIDS Foundation: Sweat with Pride

It’s a sad fact that in 2021, New Zealand’s LGBTQIA+ communities have worse health outcomes than their peers in several different areas including mental health and HIV transmission. So, to mark International Pride month in June, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) is challenging people to ‘Sweat with Pride’ by exercising for at least 21 minutes a day to get active and raise money to support the Rainbo...
Tags: Advertising, New Zealand, Nz, Jim, LGBTQIA, NZAF, Perspirational Trainers, Carmen Tilda, Tilda Sweatpours Video

Slow overcast day followed by sunny day and Bob W.'s arrival.

 Wednesday, May 26It was overcast most of the day, so no riding done.  Did drive into town to pick up the VRRV's medicine cabinet.  I had the broken mirror replaced by a local glass shop.  Picked up gas and some groceries and returned to camp.Bob W., a neighborhood friend will now be the only one joining me at the campsite, tomorrow.  Jim M. had some scheduling conflicts and personal matters to attend to and dropped out of the trip today.Sunset was OK: Thursday, May 27Sunny and warm day today, ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bob, Sunset, Jim, Sammy, Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, RV Trips, Bob W, Mariko Drives

This $5 billion insurance company likes to talk up its AI. Now it's in a mess over it

A key part of insurance company Lemonade's pitch to investors and customers is its ability to disrupt the normally staid insurance industry with artificial intelligence. It touts friendly chatbots like AI Maya and AI Jim, which help customers sign up for policies for things like homeowners' or pet health insurance, and file claims through Lemonade's app. And it has raised hundreds of millions of dollars from public and private market investors, in large part by positioning itself as an AI-powere...
Tags: Cnn, Maya, Jim

A Disturbing, Viral Twitter Thread Reveals How AI-Powered Insurance Can Go Wrong

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: Lemonade, the fast-growing, machine learning-powered insurance app, put out a real lemon of a Twitter thread on Monday with a proud declaration that its AI analyzes videos of customers when determining if their claims are fraudulent. The company has been trying to explain itself and its business model -- and fend off serious accusations of bias, discrimination, and general creepiness -- ever since. [...] Over a series of seven tweets, Lemonade claime...
Tags: Tech, Jim

Lemonade: JK, JK, We Don't Use Facial Recognition to Reject Your Insurance Claims

Less than a day after Lemonade tweeted about its facial recognition-powered fraud-detection systems, the insurance startup has fully backtracked. On Wednesday, the company put out a formal apology about what it’s saying were “poorly worded” claims, and took down what it’s now calling an “awful thread.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Insurance, Albums, Lemonade, Jim, JK, Chatbot, Facial recognition system, Grammy Award For Best Urban Contemporary Album

Podcast #712: The Men and Mission of WWII’s Unsinkable U.S.S. Plunkett

Seventy-six years years after the end of World War II, that singular event continues to capture our interest and fascination. There’s a reason for that; the war combined two greatly compelling things — the epic, historic sweep of large-scale battles and the personal stories of the individual young men who fought in them with determined resolve and humble heroism. My guest has written a book that deftly combines both of these elements into a thoroughly memorable tale. His name is James Sulliva...
Tags: Podcast, Navy, Life, US, Wwii, Hitler, US Navy, Jim, Plunkett, Anzio, James Sullivan, Manly Knowledge, Mission of WWII, U S S Plunkett Today

Sunnier weather is here, a recce of future riding spots

 Didn't do much driving/riding on Monday, it was still a bit cool though the sun was out more often than not.  I spent most of it puttering around and replacing the torn rubber cover on the Evil Twin Sticks shifter setup on the Samurai.Took photos of the sticks themselves where they enter the cylinder which mates to the top of the Samurai's transfer case.  That's how I determined they're the Evil Twin model, not the Gemini Twin model for which a dust cover exists.  In the case of the Evil Twin S...
Tags: Motorcycles, Jim, Samurai, RV Trips, US Highway 285, Bob W, Mariko Drives, Mariko Mods, Mount Ouray, Sangre de Cristo Range Mount Ouray Note

Kathleen Andrews, The Woman Who Helped Bring Us Ziggy, Cathy, And Doonesbury, 84

Kathy Andrews and her husband Jim, “with his best friend, John P. McMeel, concocted a newspaper syndication company from the basement of the Andrewses’ rented ranch house. Ms. Andrews, who had a master’s degree in mathematics, kept the books. They called it Universal Press Syndicate because, Mr. Trudeau said, ‘it sounded bland and boring and like it had been around for a hundred years.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Trudeau, Jim, Andrews, Universal Press Syndicate, Kathleen Andrews, 05.22.21, Ziggy Cathy, Kathy Andrews, John P McMeel, Andrewses

Hillary Clinton Comes Face-To-Face With The ‘Borat’ Conspiracy Theorists

“Hello Jim and Jerry,” the former secretary of state says to the pair who peddled conspiracies about her.
Tags: News, Hillary Clinton, State, Jim, Jerry