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Wholesale


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I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care: I get my arrows wholesale!  Curly Howard

Jerome Lester Horwitz (October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952), known professionally as Curly Howard, was an American vaudevillian comedian and actor. He was best known as a member of the American farce comedy team the Three Stooges, which also featured his elder brothers Moe and Shemp Howard and actor Larry Fine. Curly Howard was generally considered the most popular and recognizable of the Stooges. He was well known for his high-pitched voice and vocal expressions (“nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!”, “woob-woob-woob!”, “soitenly!” [certainly], and barking like a dog), as well as his physical comedy (e.g., falling on the ground and pivoting on his shoulder as he “walked” in circular motion), improvisations, and athleticism. An untrained actor, Curly borrowed (and significantly exaggerated) the “woob woob” from “nervous” and soft-spoken comedian Hugh Herbert Curly’s unique version of “woob-woob-woob” was firmly established by the time of the Stooges’ second Columbia film, Punch Drunks (1934).

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This post is in honor of my brother’s birthday.

 

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Clay

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Clay can be dirt in the wrong hands, but clay can be art in the right hands.   Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Amondi Nyong’o,  born March 1, 1983) is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, Nyong’o was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching, and was raised in Kenya from the age of one. She attended college in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College.

 

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Fame

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Fame is a beast that you can’t control or be prepared for.   Tom Holland

Thomas Stanley Holland (born 1 June 1996)[1] is an English actor and dancer. He first gained recognition in 2012 for starring in the disaster film The Impossible. He later gained fame for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and has appeared as the character in five films: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

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Passions

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My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.   Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent.

Kerouac’s Naval Reserve Enlistment photograph, 1943

 

 

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This Place Was Made For People

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I am a cast member working at Walt Disney World, and have returned to work  a month ago after the furlough, in which I got paid 40 hrs a week for doing nothing.  I have seen this place empty and full and these are my thoughts.



Say what you will about the Grand Canyon
Yosemite
Yellowstone
And other places of natural beauty and grandeur

But our place only gets prettier with people.

Here there are races and ballgames
Silly challenges and serious professional competitions.

There are meetings and conventions where deals are struck, mergers happen and the dissolution of musical groups.

But mostly there is storytelling.
Tales of princesses and lovable losers, disguises and confusion.
Fables of discovery, change, sadness and friendship.

But without people, without our guests experiencing it, 
it is just a lot of buildings and sidewalks.

We miss our guests
We miss the families that are here for the first time.
We miss the groups of friends that come here and laugh.
We miss the couples that are here for their hundredth time.

We are still here
Trimming trees
Pushing brooms
Patrolling the parks
And making sure it is ready when our guests come back and are part of our story again.

This place was made for people.

 




DISCLAIMER: I am not a spokesperson for The Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries. The views expressed are my own and are in no way endorsed or sanctioned by my employer.

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Glamorous

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I learned to draw everything except glamorous women. No matter how much I tried to make them look sexy, they always ended up looking silly… or like somebody’s mother.   Norman Rockwell

Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was an American author, painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades.[1] Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his 64-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), during which he produced covers for their publication Boys’ Life, calendars, and other illustrations. These works include popular images that reflect the Scout Oath and Scout Law such as The Scoutmaster, A Scout is Reverent[2] and A Guiding Hand,[3] among many others.

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Beautiful

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What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?   Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni ( 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), known best as simply Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered by many the greatest artist of his lifetime, and by some the greatest artist of all time, his artistic versatility was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival, the fellow Florentine and client of the Medici, Leonardo da Vinci.

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