Monday, June 21, 2010

6/21 - Jim Richardson, Anne Collier, Carole Carson, Danny Teeson,

Jim Richardson - "Nat'l Geographic Photographer"
Many photographers dream of seeing their images in the pages of National Geographic magazine. Now, thanks to the third annual Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, photo enthusiasts of all skills levels will have a chance to realize that dream. The winner will have their photo featured in the December issue of National Geographic magazine in an ad for Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries, and they’ll also be awarded the trip of a lifetime – a National Geographic Expedition for two to the Greek Isles.   “You don’t have to be an expert or have professional equipment to capture a magnificent shot,” said 20-year National Geographic photographer and contest judge Jim Richardson. “One of last year’s Category Winning photos was shot by a zoo employee on a regular point-and-shoot camera. Great photography is often about being in the right place at the right time and making sure you’re prepared to capture the moment when it happens.”

Anne Collier   "MySpace Unraveled: A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking"

In this indispensable guide for parents, online-safety experts Larry Magid and Anne Collier demystify the world's largest social network. This hands-on book shows how teens use MySpace and other social networks and explains step by step how parents can use it to help their kids blog and socialize safely. Larry and Anne remove the fear and hype surrounding social networking and take a clear-eyed look at what is really going on in this very public world of teen online socializing and blogging. They step you through how to set up a MySpace account and manage an online social life. In addition, the authors look at how social networks and their users are changing the Web

Carole Carson  - "From Fat to Fit" 
Carole Carson, is the author of "From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself Into A Weapon of Mass Destruction." Carole has inspired people in her community of Grass Valley, California to lose four tons of weight together. Now she's doing the same for AARP members with the "Fat to Fit Online Challenge." On November 11, 2007, I took one of the biggest steps--or should I say the biggest jump--of my life: flying in the SkyVenture wind tunnel in Orlando, Florida.The flying was so intense and took so much energy, I had adrenaline coursing through my body long after I touched the ground. Like many new things in life, it was scary before I jumped in. After that, it was great. I loved it! It was so much fun that my husband, Dick, tried it too--at age 72. And just to prove how much he enjoyed it, when asked if he would do it again, he enthusiastically said, "I think I'll go again at 73," to which I chimed in, "And again at 83."

Danny Teeson  Judge, "Dance Your Ass Off"  Monday(10 PM) on OxygenHosted by Spice Girl Mel B,  " Dance Your Ass Off" features 12 talented, full-figured contestants who struggle with their weight and dance to unleash their inner  " thin".   "Dance Your A** Off" features talented, full-figured contestants who struggle with their weight and dance to unleash their inner thin. Last season, the contestants’ 'thinspiration" resulted in more than 500 lbs. lost. The series pairs each contestant with a professional dance partner who trains them for their weekly stage performances. Then they burn up the dance floor and the calories in front of a live studio audience and a panel of expert judges. The judges score the routines, and then the contestants weigh in to reveal their weekly weight loss. The dance score and the weight loss are combined for an overall score, which determines who is sent home each week. This season will be hosted by Spice Girl and "Dancing with the Stars" finalist Melanie Brown (aka Mel B.). Learn more about her at According to USA Today, Mr. Six is the creation of Doner Advertising of Southfield, Michigan. The success of the ad became such that Six Flags toured the vintage bus featured in the ad to all of its 31 parks and sold t-shirts based on the Mr. Six advertisement. Mr. Six also appeared on the nationally broadcast morning show Good Morning America.  Soon after the character's introduction in television commercials, Mr. Six became an established pop-culture meme. Parodies of the commercials appeared on television shows and on video sites such as YouTube, while media outlets and blogs attempted to unmask the identity of the actor, also noting his striking resemblance to legendary Hollywood agent Irving "Swifty" Lazar and KKK member Edgar Ray Killen. The popularity of the character continued even after Six Flags officially cancelled the ad campaign.After the character's cancellation, as a prank, a dummy representing a dead Mr. Six appeared in the "Brutal Planet" haunted house at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California during Fright Fest 2006. Because of his spryness, it was speculated that he was played by a much younger actor. Blogger Paul Davidson has reported that reality star and dancer Danny Teeson, most noted for his turn on Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, played the dancing Septuagenarian

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