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Things You Thought Today - porphyrius - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:02am
 
how do you feel right now? - helenofjoy - Nov 27, 2014 - 10:58am
 
FOUR WORDS - helenofjoy - Nov 27, 2014 - 10:52am
 
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RP Fifth Annual Gift Swap - 2010! - ScottFromWyoming - Nov 27, 2014 - 10:47am
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - Yonder - Nov 27, 2014 - 10:30am
 
Happy Thanksgiving! - ScottFromWyoming - Nov 27, 2014 - 9:43am
 
The American Dream - oldviolin - Nov 27, 2014 - 9:04am
 
Things that piss me off - helenofjoy - Nov 27, 2014 - 8:22am
 
Economix - kurtster - Nov 27, 2014 - 8:21am
 
What is Humanity's best invention? - miamizsun - Nov 27, 2014 - 8:15am
 
Poetry Forum - Antigone - Nov 27, 2014 - 8:11am
 
How's the weather? - Coaxial - Nov 27, 2014 - 6:38am
 
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Radio Paradise NFL Pick'em Group - GeneP59 - Nov 27, 2014 - 12:45am
 
Counting with Pictures - fidget - Nov 27, 2014 - 12:17am
 
By jimminy! Cricket! - haresfur - Nov 26, 2014 - 11:07pm
 
Name My Band - porphyrius - Nov 26, 2014 - 5:20pm
 
What makes you smile? - Steely_D - Nov 26, 2014 - 4:09pm
 
Road Trip! - BlueHeronDruid - Nov 26, 2014 - 3:35pm
 
What Did You Do Today? - DaveInVA - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:54pm
 
Questions. - kurtster - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:01pm
 
OUR CATS!! - JrzyTmata - Nov 26, 2014 - 12:52pm
 
RP Daily Trivia Challenge - KurtfromLaQuinta - Nov 26, 2014 - 10:08am
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - oldviolin - Nov 26, 2014 - 9:50am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - Coaxial - Nov 26, 2014 - 9:23am
 
Amazing animals! - Coaxial - Nov 26, 2014 - 9:15am
 
Thought For The Day - Coaxial - Nov 26, 2014 - 9:03am
 
Bad Poetry - helenofjoy - Nov 26, 2014 - 7:43am
 
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Important if you have small children - meower - Nov 26, 2014 - 7:13am
 
What Are You Going To Do Today? - islander - Nov 26, 2014 - 7:05am
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - Proclivities - Nov 26, 2014 - 6:52am
 
RP App for Android - bstjames - Nov 26, 2014 - 6:41am
 
Radio Paradise on the Amazon Echo - Burkhardi - Nov 26, 2014 - 3:33am
 
NEED A COMPUTER GEEK! - Red_Dragon - Nov 25, 2014 - 7:27pm
 
Celebrity Deaths - bokey - Nov 25, 2014 - 6:20pm
 
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing - Alexandra - Nov 25, 2014 - 5:15pm
 
Stuff I've Said Out Loud - Red_Dragon - Nov 25, 2014 - 4:15pm
 
Nick Drake documentary 22/5/2004 - DaveInVA - Nov 25, 2014 - 12:34pm
 
Words that should be put on the substitutes bench for a year - DaveInVA - Nov 25, 2014 - 11:28am
 
Dialing 1-800-Manbird - oldviolin - Nov 25, 2014 - 10:38am
 
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Favorite Quotes - DaveInVA - Nov 25, 2014 - 8:06am
 
Post your mobile phone photos. Please limit to 510px wide. - Southern_Boy - Nov 25, 2014 - 8:05am
 
Chumby is alive again July 2014. Need RP widget. - DrLex - Nov 25, 2014 - 7:54am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Nov 25, 2014 - 6:07am
 
Jesus Is Magic - sirdroseph - Nov 25, 2014 - 4:28am
 
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Are you ready for some football? - sirdroseph - Nov 25, 2014 - 4:09am
 
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Way Cool Video - buzz - Nov 24, 2014 - 6:46pm
 
Caretakers Of Our Parents - Alexandra - Nov 24, 2014 - 6:37pm
 
Maps • Google • GeoGuessr - thedoctork - Nov 24, 2014 - 6:08pm
 
BillyGee's Greatest Segues - Alexandra - Nov 24, 2014 - 12:08pm
 
The Global War on Terror - Red_Dragon - Nov 24, 2014 - 11:12am
 
Scooter guilty! - Proclivities - Nov 24, 2014 - 10:58am
 
Eric Clapton plays the devil's music - meower - Nov 24, 2014 - 8:57am
 
Positive Thoughts and Prayer Requests - helenofjoy - Nov 24, 2014 - 7:23am
 
Beer - buzz - Nov 24, 2014 - 7:13am
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - Coaxial - Nov 24, 2014 - 6:15am
 
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Vision Thing - UPDATE - Sadfish - Nov 24, 2014 - 4:46am
 
Android app - cash refresh procedure change proposal - PavelH - Nov 24, 2014 - 1:07am
 
Best Song Comments. - ScottN - Nov 23, 2014 - 9:58pm
 
Photography Forum - Your Own Photos; Please Limit to 510 ... - buzz - Nov 23, 2014 - 9:55pm
 
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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 - 6:07am

1947 – Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.
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Posted: Nov 25, 2014 - 6:07am

1915 – Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
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Posted: Nov 24, 2014 - 6:20am

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
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Posted: Nov 24, 2014 - 6:20am

1969 – Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.
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Posted: Nov 24, 2014 - 6:18am

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called "Evolution Day".
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Posted: Nov 23, 2014 - 10:42am

1924 – Edwin Hubble's scientific discovery that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula within our galaxy, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a newspaper.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2014 - 10:40am

1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2014 - 8:16am

534 BC – Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2014 - 5:54am

1963 – In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot dead two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2014 - 5:53am

1928 – The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2014 - 7:56am

1694— Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet ) is born.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 - 11:05am

1971— DDT is outlawed for use in the USA.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 - 6:21am

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 - 6:19am

1805 – Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio premieres in Vienna.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 - 9:55am

1493 – Christopher Columbus became the first European to land on Puerto Rico, naming it San Juan Bautista after John the Baptist.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 - 5:21am

1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 11:37am

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1928— Mickey Mouse is "born".

 
Was that "The Year of the Rat"?
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 10:21am

1939— Margaret Atwood is born.

Excerpt from The Writer's Almanac:

Years later, she wrote a novel about a dystopian future where the birthrate is declining and women called "handmaids" are kept as concubines by the elite members of a theocracy. To write the book, she harkened back to her graduate seminar, and used the setting, social structure, and prose style of Puritan Massachusetts. The Handmaid's Tale (1985) became a big best-seller. She said: "The thing to remember is that there is nothing new about the society depicted in The Handmaid's Tale except the time and place My book reflects the form and style of the early Puritan society and addresses the dynamics that bring about such a situation."

Her other novels include Cat's Eye (1988), Alias Grace (1996), The Blind Assassin (2000), and the trilogy Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013).

The MaddAddam trilogy and The Handmaid's Tale are often called dystopias, but Atwood calls them ustopias. She said: "Ustopia is a world I made up by combining utopia and dystopia — the imagined perfect society and its opposite — because, in my view, each contains a latent version of the other. In addition to being, almost always, a mapped location, Ustopia is also a state of mind."

She said, "I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.


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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 10:20am

1928— Mickey Mouse is "born".
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 6:05am

1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
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