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RALPH STEADMAN

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RALPH STEADMAN WEBSITE
http://www.ralphsteadman.com/ralph-steadman-biography/

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      The Joke’s Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson

by Ralph SteadmanKurt Vonnegut (Foreword)
The Joke’s Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson   3.83 of 5 stars   3.83
In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell�s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism.
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In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell�s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism.
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The Joke�s Over tells of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the civil rights movement, the Nixon years, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and under­standing.
 A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Joke�s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.
In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell�s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism.
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The Joke�s Over tells of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent year

…more

In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell�s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism.
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The Joke�s Over tells of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the civil rights movement, the Nixon years, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and under­standing.
 A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Joke�s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.

RALPH STEADMAN WORKING WITH HUNTER S., BY VANITY FAIR

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2012/10/artist-ralph-steadman-working-with-hunter-s-thompso

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Woman has SEX CHANGE to avoid paying off debts

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MOST people seek advice in paying off debts but one woman tried to get out of paying them by having a SEX CHANGE.

By Andy Wells/Published 29th January 2014

bills, debts, taxes, sex change, natalya, andrian, operation, bailiffs, russiaDRASTIC: The woman became a man in an attempt to avoid paying back debts [GETTY]

The Russian woman, known only as Natalya, had built up debts of around £2,200 and was being pursued by bailiffs.

At her wits end, she made the dramtic decision to have a complete sex change operation in an attempt to become a different person and avoid having to make the repayments.

Bailiffs said: “The debtor changed gender to try to escape liabilities.

“During our investigation, we found out that the woman doesn’t exist anymore, and now a man exists.”

Now a man called Andrian, he got a new passport with completely different details and managed to borrow even more money.

“If a debtor thinks he can escape that way, he’s very much mistaken”

Bailiff spokeswoman Yevgenia Zarynsh

However, he will still have to pay the debts back, despite his decision to change sex.

Bailiff spokeswoman Yevgenia Zarynsh added to AFP: “He will be liable all the same, despite the gender change.

“It’s futile. He’ll still have to pay them back.

“If a debtor thinks he can escape that way, he’s very much mistaken.”

Andrian, who has built up more debts in the form of unpaid taxes, is still on the run.

HIWAY AMERICA-ROUTE 66 SPRINGFIELD MO.. PART 4

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Springfield is the third largest city in the State of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County.[5] According to the 2010 census data, the population was 159,498, an increase of 5.2% since the 2000 census.[6] The Springfield Metropolitan Area, population 436,712, includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk and Webster. Springfield’s nickname is the Queen City of the Ozarks and is known as the Birthplace of Route 66 as well as the home of several universities including Missouri State University.

 

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HIWAY AMERICA-CHICAGO IL. A DAILY POST ALONG “THE MOTHER ROAD” ROUTE 66 PART 1

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I have struck a city – a real city – and they call it Chicago… I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
Rudyard Kipling

 No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection. Saul Bellow Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/chicago.html#LU2tLYlSZztfMwdG.99

images2jo4tr2t-2“Let me tell your something. I’m from Chicago. I don’t break.”   ―Barak Obama
A BIT ABOUT ROUTE 66

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Route 66 Facts and Trivia
•Current maps do not include old Route 66.
•Route 66 is 2448 miles long. (about 4000 km)
•Route 66 was commissioned in 1926, picking up as many as possible bits and pieces of existing road.
•Route 66 crosses 8 states and 3 time zones.
•Route 66 starts in Chicago, and ends in L.A. (Santa Monica).
Some people think driving it in the opposite direction is historically wrong, but it’s mainly a lot harder as all available documentation goes the “right” way.
•In 1926 only 800 miles of Route 66 were paved. Only in 1937 Route 66 got paved end-to-end.
•You can only drive parts of Route 66 these days… it has been replaced by the interstate highways I-55, I-44, I-40, I-15 and I-10, but still a surprisingly high amount of old road is waiting to be found by the more adventurous traveler.
•Route 66 is also know as “The Mother Road”, “The Main Street of America” and “The Will Rogers Highway”.
•During all of its life, Route 66 continued to evolve, leaving many abandoned stretches of concrete, still waiting to be found by the more adventurous traveler.
•Route 66 was also the title of a TV series playing from 1960 till 1964
•Cyrus Stevens Avery from Tulsa Oklahoma can be called the father of Route 66
•In 1985 Route 66 was officially decommissioned, but for daily use it was replaced far earlier by the Interstates.

href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state”>State of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County.[5] According to the 2010 census data, the population was 159,498, an increase of 5.2% since the 2000 census.[6] The Springfield Metropolitan Area, population 436,712, includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk and Webster. Springfield’s nickname is the Queen City of the Ozarks and is known as the Birthplace of Route 66 as well as the home of several universities including Missouri State University.

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HIWAY AMERICA AMIRILLO TX. ROUTE 66 PART 6

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HIWAY AMERICA-AMARILLO TEXAS ROUTE 66

images2jo4tr2t-2AMARILLO BY MORNING BY GEORGE STRAIT   http://youtu.be/k9uLKLhm0Eg

Short about Amarillo

Is a US city in the state of Texas, with a portion extending into Randall County.

Ten fun facts about Amarillo

 Fact 1 The city got its name from a kind of yellow grass that grows in the area. Earlier, the city used to be called Oneida.
Fact 2 Amarillo residents call it the Helium capital of the world because most of the world’s supply of this gas can be located within two hundred and fifty miles of this Texas City.
Fact 3 Amarillo is home to the largest canyon within the state of Texas. Palo Duro Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon.
Fact 4 Amarillo has a long standing record of being America’s cattle shipping capital. This is partly due to the fact that there are some many large cattle ranches located in this area in the center of Texas.
Fact 5 One of the largest nuclear weapons assembly plants in the United States is located in this city.
Fact 6 The city and the surrounding landscape have been used as a filming location in many popular movies like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Fact 7 Amarillo has inspired many country singers to write and sing songs about the city.
Fact 8 When the cattle industry sued actress and television personality Oprah Winfrey the case took place in Amarillo.
Fact 9 Famous country singer Lacey Brown calls this city home.
Fact 10 Amarillo is home to the Big Texan steakhouse. The Big Texan serves a 72 ounce steak and they promise that anyone that can eat the dinner completely in less than one hour can have the dinner for free.

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SAY WHAT? NJ man sold Rice Krispies as marijuana, Lakehurst police say

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ImageNJ man sold Rice Krispies as marijuana, Lakehurst police say

 By The Associated Press The Associated Press on January 24, 2014 at  7:26 AM, updated January 24, 2014 at  8:51 AM

A file photo of a marijuana sample. Police in Lakehurst charged a man with selling imitation marijuana after he mixed Rice Krispies and oregano and told a girl it was pot.EPA

LAKEHURST — It was a case of snap, crackle and pot.

Police say a New Jersey man mixed Rice Krispies and oregano and sold it as marijuana to a 17-year-old for $210.

Lakehurst Police Sgt. Ron Heinzman tells the Asbury Park Press the teen told her mother she had taken the money to pay for half an ounce of marijuana. Police were called when the mother and girl confronted 22-year-old Richard Erving on Wednesday.

Erving is charged with distribution of imitation marijuana.

The girl is charged with a drug offense.

A file photo of a marijuana sample. Police in Lakehurst charged a man with selling imitation marijuana after he mixed Rice Krispies and oregano and told a girl it was pot.EPA

LAKEHURST — It was a case of snap, crackle and pop.

CROSSING BOARDER FESTIVAL HOLLAND -POEM ANA CHRISTY

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Crossing Border Festival- Holland

we travelled the high-speed train through Belgium to Holland red-tiled roofs. streets narrow and people riding old black bicycles co-op gardens and small garden-shed houses fields of soft poppies moving in dismal rain white patched cows lolling in jungle green grass crossing tracks in train yards with red trains

in the carriage/2 Belgium men with strange effeminate sandals whisper in a world I don not understand they are wearing matching t-shirts and seem to have a message

that week in holland/sunny afternoon making love on make-shift bed – the children outside making happy. noise

buildings of the hippie complex on Albert Schweitzer boulevard in childlike colored panels of turquoise and green all looked the same

down two flights of stairs in the ghandi room/Merle our companion practicing his new poem our performances critical-posters all over town/in. store windows announcing our readings and blowing around wet streets emphasized the importance of it all

I pick lavender with you along garden paths/walk along the canals of Amsterdam drink espresso in your coffee houses mingle with the best of your poets and musicians in backstage dressing rooms on folding/drinking wine and smoking legal pot

Holland you have bought me here in the rain travel-tired and cold with wet luggage/a fist of unfamiliar guilder in the palm of my hand/ wanting my poems about America to shake you up just a little bit. Ana Christy.

From “REAL JUNKIES DON’T EAT PIE”

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SUMMER OF LOVE 1967
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Video Title: Summer of Love 1967
Posted by: Anonymous [More from this user]
Description: This video features images from the Summer of Love in San Francisco accompanied by techno music (why? isn’t there enough good music from the period?)

THE SUMMER OF LOVE

http://youtu.be/qI-Ji4gtBPM

The Year of the Hippie

In the mid-1960s, young people who embraced a non-traditional lifestyle began moving into the Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. As had earlier groups like Beatniks and Hipsters, they rejected mainstream society, but their taste for rock music and wild colors was new.  Some tagged this group as junior-grade Hipsters — “hippies” for short. An underground newspaper, The San Francisco Oracle, chronicled the movement, often with psychedelic flair.

In October 1966, a group of San Francisco hippies staged a Love Pageant. As stories and images of hippies spread, thousands of young Americans flooded the city, wanting to witness or be part of the action.  A year later — after the 1967 “summer of love” — San Francisco hippies performed a rite they called “The Death of the Hippie.”

Select a date to open the video timeline.

October 6,1966 January 14, 1967 April 5, 1967 June 21, 1967 October 6,1967

Love Pageant Human Be-In Council for the Summer of Love Summer Solstice celebration Death of the Hippie

THE SUMMER OF LOVE 1967 VIDEO

HIWAY AMERICA-ROUTE 66 OKLAHOMA CITY KS. ROUTE 66 PART 3

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FUN FACTS ABOUT OKLAHOMAimages2jo4tr2t-2

Fact 1
The city got its name from a kind of yellow grass that grows in the area. Earlier, the city used to be called Oneida.

Fact 2
Amarillo residents call it the Helium capital of the world because most of the world’s supply of this gas can be located within two hundred and fifty miles of this Texas City.

Fact 3
Amarillo is home to the largest canyon within the state of Texas. Palo Duro Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon.

Fact 4
Amarillo has a long standing record of being America’s cattle shipping capital. This is partly due to the fact that there are some many large cattle ranches located in this area in the center of Texas.

Fact 5
One of the largest nuclear weapons assembly plants in the United States is located in this city.

Fact 6
The city and the surrounding landscape have been used as a filming location in many popular movies like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Fact 7
Amarillo has inspired many country singers to write and sing songs about the city.

Fact 8
When the cattle industry sued actress and television personality Oprah Winfrey the case took place in Amarillo.

Fact 9
Famous country singer Lacey Brown calls this city home.

Fact 10
Amarillo is home to the Big Texan steakhouse. The Big Texan serves a 72 ounce steak and they promise that anyone that can eat the dinner completely in less than one hour can have the dinner for free.

“OKLAHOMA” FROM THE MUSICAL OKLAHOMA

More Fun Facts about Oklahoma

I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about our great state. Some of these I knew, but a lot of them I didn’t. I do know that there is nothing to be ashamed about when you say you are an Okie!

  1. The bread twist tie was invented in Maysville, OK.
  2. The shopping cart was invented in Ardmore in 1936.
  3. The nation’s first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.
  4. The first Girl Scout Cookie was sold in Muskogee in 1917.
  5. Cimarron County, located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, is the only county in the U.S. bordered by 4 separate states — Texas, New Mexico, Colorado & Kansas . (I’ve actually stood on all those state lines!)
  6. The Oklahoma State Capital is the only capital in the U.S. with working oil wells on its grounds.
  7. Boise City , OK, was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II. On Monday, July 5, 1943, at 12:30am., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base, Texas, dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town, mistaking the city lights as target lights.
  8. WKY Radio in Oklahoma City was the first radio station transmitting west of the Mississippi River .
  9. The nation’s first “tornado warning” was issued March 25, 1948 in Oklahoma City minutes before a devastating tornado. Because of the warning, no lives were lost.
  10. Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any state in the U.S.
  11. The name ‘ Oklahoma ‘ comes from two Choctaw words — okla meaning “people” and homa meaning “red.” So the name means, “Red People.” The name was approved in 1890.
  12. Oklahoma has produced more astronauts than any other state.
  13. Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state.
  14. During the “Land Rush,” Oklahoma City and Guthrie went from vast, open prairie to cities of over 10,000 in a single day.
  15. The nation’s first “Yield” traffic sign was erected in Tulsa on a trial basis.
  16. The Pensacola Dam on Grand Lake is the longest multi-arched dam in the world at 6,565 feet.
  17. The Port of Catoosa (just north of Tulsa ) is the largest inland port in America.
  18. The aerosol can was invented in Bartlesville.
  19. Per square mile, Oklahoma has more tornadoes than any other place in the world.
  20. The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was in Moore Okla. , on May 3, 1999 during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado. Wind speed was clocked at 318 mph. (My husband almost lost his cousin and cousin’s two girls in this tornado.)
  21. The Will Rogers World Airport and the Wiley Post Airport are both named after two famous Oklahomans, both killed in the same airplane crash.

Oklahoma City

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

State Capital

City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma and its largest city. The county seat of Oklahoma County,[3] the city ranks 29th among United States cities in population.[4] As of the 2012 census, the population was 599,199.[5] In 2010 the Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a population of 1,252,987,[6] and the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,322,249 residents,[7] making it Oklahoma’s largest metropolitan area. Oklahoma City’s city limits extend into Canadian, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie counties, though much of those areas outside of the core Oklahoma County area are suburban or rural (watershed). The city ranks as the eighth-largest city in the United States by land area (including consolidated city-counties; it is the second-largest city in the United States by land area whose government is not consolidated with that of a county).

Oklahoma City features one of the largest livestock markets in the world.[8] Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are the largest sector of the local economy. The city is situated in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds. The federal government employs large numbers of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (these two sites house several offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department’s Enterprise Service Center, respectively).

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FAMOUS CHILD STARS- WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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Little Ricky Jerry Mathers in Leave it to Beaver, Child stars (Everett Collechttp://www.aarp.org/entertainment/television/info-08-2013/famous-child-stars-where-are-they-now-photos.html?cmp=BAC-OUTBRAIN-ENTERTAINMENT_18744496_Gee-Wally-Where-Are-They-Now#slide3