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21 Iconic Pieces Of Pop Culture (That Were Hated At First) | Cracked.com
I don't remember the category, there was a part of the history repeating project that was meant for instances where things got famous after a rocky start.... it might have been more for authors or musicians who got famous after being rejected.
culture  society  history-repeating 
5 weeks ago by daguti
Dinah Shore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
older woman with younger men: Dinah Shore and Burt Reynolds

"In the early 1970s, Shore had a long and happy public romance with actor Burt Reynolds who was twenty years her junior. The relationship gave Shore an updated, sexy image, and took some of the pressure off Reynolds in maintaining his image as a ladies' man. The couple was featured in the tabloids and after the relationship cooled, the tabloids paired Shore with other younger men, including Wayne Rogers, Andy Williams, Iggy Pop and "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely. In her later years, Shore also dated novelist Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, and former New York Governor Hugh Carey."
august 2016 by daguti
Hero buys Google.com domain for $12
history-repeating = As soon as I saw the headline, I remembered the same thing happened to Microsoft with Hotmail.com back a few years ago. The article also mentions it a few paragraphs down.
domain-names  history-computer  history-repeating 
october 2015 by daguti
How China's Censors Influence Hollywood : Parallels : NPR
history-repeating = This reminds me of how the Texas education market was so big, it could command what would appear in textbooks in the rest of the country.
movies-related-to  censorship  history-repeating  countries-china 
may 2015 by daguti
How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life - NYTimes.com
history-repeating = See paragraph starting with "A few days after meeting Sacco, I took a trip up to the Massachusetts Archives in Boston. I wanted to learn about the last era of American history when public shaming was a common form of punishment"
justice-mob-mentality  childrearing-bullying  social-media  marketing-social-media-campaigns-disasters  history-repeating 
february 2015 by daguti
How the GOP stopped caring about you : politics
"In 1862 , in the midst of the Civil War, Republican Justin Smith Morrill stood in Congress to defend his party’s invention: an income tax . The government had the right to demand 99 percent of a man’s property, the Vermont representative thundered. If the nation needs it, “the property of the people . . . belongs to the government .” The Republican Congress passed the income tax — as well as a spate of other taxes — and went on to create a strong national government. By the time the war ended, the GOP had invented national banking , currency and taxation ; had provided schools and homes for poor Americans; and had freed the country’s 4 million slaves." ..... "Along with wealth, slaveowners gained political power, which they used to secure legislation promoting their interests. Gradually, the laws they put in place circumscribed other Americans’ ability to rise. Wealth moved upward; equality of opportunity faltered. By 1854, Southern slaveholders, who made up about 1 percent of the"
politics-philosophies-republicans  capitalism-greed  capitalism  history-repeating  hypocrisy 
september 2014 by daguti
Cybersecurity Simplified: A Reality Check for the Digital Age
"So how does history rhyme in the world of Internet security? The authors argue that cyberspace is no different than the world's oceans of the 1600s. The seas then were used for both commerce and communication, and no nation had complete control over them."
history-repeating  security-computer  hacking 
february 2014 by daguti
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe: Mario Livio: 9781439192368: Amazon.com: Books
I saw this in the library and got it on audiobook. This would be a perfect book to start the history-repeating project with, since we can dramatize a few of the blunders and do Amazon Affiliate links to the page to buy the book in the different formats.
history-repeating  science 
december 2013 by daguti
Twin Movies - Imgur
I've noticed this myself, most notably with Ghost Ship and Lost Voyage.
ideas-stolen  movies-related-to  history-repeating 
april 2013 by daguti
The Past, Present, and Future of Ownership - On The Media
Happy Birthday song was from the late 1800s, but somehow copyright expires in 2030. (The melody is already out of copyright, but the lyrics expire in 2030.) .................... I sent this to Maria (03/2013) for the segment on fan fiction, but I think the other segments, particularly the one on "Happy Birthday" could tie into a History Repeating post. Although I'm not exactly sure how, since we'd just be replicating this hour-long NPR show. Perhaps if we can find a book or different books on these issues, we can recap the issues and post links to the books.
music-industry  copyright  history-repeating 
march 2013 by daguti
Daily Kos: State of the Nation
The collapse of the American Empire is not over the horizon--an event lurking around a distant corner a few decades down the road. We are already in the very midst of it. -------- history-repeating: "Great powers (such as the Habsburg, French, Turkish, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, British, Japanese, Soviet, and eventually American Empires) get in the habit of using military force to protect what they view as their broad economic interests, but in doing so, they divert investment from productive social and economic purposes into nonproductive military ends."
large-systems  politics  history  government  economics  history-repeating  countries-united-states-america 
september 2007 by daguti

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