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Friday December 2, 2011
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The Smurfs DVD Release Date
The Smurfs
imdb5.3

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Friends with Benefits DVD Release Date
Friends with Benefits
imdb: 6.6

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Tuesday December 6, 2011
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The Hangover Part II DVD Release Date
The Hangover Part II
imdb: 6.7

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The Help DVD Release Date
The Help
imdb: 8.0

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Cowboys & Aliens DVD Release Date
Cowboys & Aliens
imdb: 6.2

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Mr. Popper's Penguins DVD Release Date
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
imdb: 5.9

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Life, Above All DVD Release Date
Life, Above All
imdb: 6.8

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Big Love: The Complete Fifth Season DVD Release Date
Big Love: The Complete Fifth Season
imdb: 7.9

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The Game: The Fourth Season DVD Release Date
The Game: The Fourth Season
imdb: 6.8

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The Simpsons: The Fourteenth Season DVD Release Date
The Simpsons: The Fourteenth Season
imdb: 8.8

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 The Debt DVD Release Date
The Debt
imdb: 7.0

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Tuesday December 13, 2011
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes DVD Release Date
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
imdb: 7.7

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Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD Release Date
Kung Fu Panda 2
imdb: 7.4

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Fright Night DVD Release Date
Fright Night
imdb: 6.6

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Circumstance DVD Release Date
Circumstance
imdb: 6.2

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Spin City: The Complete Sixth Season DVD Release Date
Spin City: The Complete Sixth Season
imdb: 7.6

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 Family Guy, Vol. 9 DVD Release Date
Family Guy, Vol. 9
imdb: 8.6

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Tuesday December 20, 2011
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Dolphin Tale DVD Release Date
Dolphin Tale
imdb: 6.2

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Midnight in Paris DVD Release Date
Midnight in Paris
imdb: 7.8

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Colombiana DVD Release Date
Colombiana
imdb: 6.2

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Warrior DVD Release Date
Warrior
imdb: 8.3

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Straw Dogs DVD Release Date
Straw Dogs
imdb: 5.7

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Margin Call DVD Release Date
Margin Call
imdb: 7.2

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The Tempest DVD Release Date
The Tempest
imdb: 5.3

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Blackthorn DVD Release Date
Blackthorn
imdb: 6.6

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Catch .44 DVD Release Date
Catch .44
imdb: 4.9

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Futurama: Volume Six DVD Release Date
Futurama: Volume Six
imdb: 9.0

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NY Ink DVD Release Date
NY Ink
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One Tree Hill: The Complete Eighth Season DVD Release Date
One Tree Hill: The Complete Eighth Season
imdb: 7.4

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 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie DVD Release Date
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
imdb: 4.9

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Tuesday December 27, 2011
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Final Destination 5 DVD Release Date
Final Destination 5
imdb: 6.1

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Apollo 18 DVD Release Date
Apollo 18
imdb: 5.3

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A Good Old Fashioned Orgy DVD Release Date
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
imdb: 6.1

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Archer: Season 2 DVD Release Date
Archer: Season 2
imdb: 8.9

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Hostel: Part III DVD Release Date
Hostel: Part III
imdb: 4.7

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Jersey Shore: Season Four DVD Release Date
Jersey Shore: Season Four
imdb: 4.2

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Shameless: The Complete First Season DVD Release Date
Shameless: The Complete First Season
imdb: 8.4

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The Borgias: The First Season DVD Release Date
The Borgias: The First Season
imdb: 8.0

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The Pool Boys DVD Release Date
The Pool Boys
imdb: 4.3

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2012 Zombie Apocalypse DVD Release Date
2012 Zombie Apocalypse
imdb: 4.1

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Desiderata


 

 

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Desiderata (Latin: “desired things”, plural of desideratum, the supine of desidero) is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann (1872-1945).[1] Largely unknown in the author’s lifetime, the text became widely known after its use in a devotional, after subsequently being found at Adlai Stevenson’s deathbed in 1965, and after spoken-word recordings in 1971 and 1972.

poem became widely known as having been found at Saint Paul’s Church of Baltimore – but confusing the date of the church’s foundation as the date of the text’s authorship.

The text was widely distributed in poster form and in late 1971 and early 1972, Les Crane‘s spoken-word recording of Desiderata peaked at #8 on the Billboard chart, #4 on the Canadian RPM Magazine chart, and #6 on the UK Melody Maker‘s chart. The makers of the record assumed that the poem was too old to be in copyright, but the publicity surrounding the record led to clarification of Ehrmann’s authorship and his family eventually receiving royalties.

In August 1971 the poem was published in Success Unlimited magazine, again without authorization from Ehrmann’s family. In a 1976 lawsuit against the magazine’s publisher, Combined Registry Company, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that copyright had been forfeited because the poem had been authorized for publication without a copyright notice in the 1940s – and that the poem is therefore in the public domain.

In response to his Government losing its majority in the Canadian federal election, 1972 Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau quoted the Desiderata by reassuring the nation that “the universe is unfolding as it should.”

On August 26, 2010, a bronze statue of Max Ehrmann sitting on a park bench was unveiled in Terre Haute, Indiana, his hometown, with the sculpture done by Bill Wolfe. On a nearby walkway, some lines of the poem are also available to be read by passers-by.

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1976 edition of The Desiderata of Happiness poetry collection

At the movies


New Blu-ray and DVD Releases for November 2011

Tuesday November 1, 2011
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Cars 2 DVD Release Date
Cars 2
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. DVD Release Date
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
imdb: 7.6

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Water for Elephants DVD Release Date
Water for Elephants
imdb: 7.0

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan DVD Release Date
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
imdb: 5.5

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Tabloid DVD Release Date
Tabloid
imdb: 7.4

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Magic Trip DVD Release Date
Magic Trip
imdb: 6.1

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Trespass DVD Release Date
Trespass
imdb: 5.3

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An Invisible Sign DVD Release Date
An Invisible Sign
imdb: 4.9

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Bunraku DVD Release Date
Bunraku
imdb: 6.1

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Californication: The Fourth Season DVD Release Date
Californication: The Fourth Season
imdb: 8.5

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Deadliest Catch: Season Seven DVD Release Date
Deadliest Catch: Season Seven
imdb: 8.4

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Decisions DVD Release Date
Decisions
imdb: 6.3

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Victorious: Season One, Volume Two DVD Release Date
Victorious: Season One, Volume Two
imdb: 6.8

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Tuesday November 8, 2011
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The Change-Up DVD Release Date
The Change-Up
imdb: 6.5

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Atlas Shrugged Part I DVD Release Date
Atlas Shrugged Part I
imdb: 5.5

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Life in a Day DVD Release Date
Life in a Day
imdb: 7.9

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Salvation Boulevard DVD Release Date
Salvation Boulevard
imdb: 5.8
13 DVD Release Date
13
imdb: 6.2

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Alleged DVD Release Date
Alleged
imdb: 4.1

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Barbie: A Perfect Christmas DVD Release Date
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas
imdb: 3.8

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Law & Order: The Complete Series DVD Release Date
Law & Order: The Complete Series
imdb: 7.9

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Friday November 11, 2011
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 DVD Release Date
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
imdb: 8.2

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Tuesday November 15, 2011
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Larry Crowne DVD Release Date
Larry Crowne
imdb: 6.0

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Beginners DVD Release Date
Beginners
imdb: 7.2

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Turtle: The Incredible Journey DVD Release Date
Turtle: The Incredible Journey
imdb: 7.0

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Bellflower DVD Release Date
Bellflower
imdb: 6.2

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Main Street DVD Release Date
Main Street
imdb: 4.8

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Flypaper DVD Release Date
Flypaper
imdb: 6.3

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Being Human: The Complete First Season DVD Release Date
Being Human: The Complete First Season
imdb: 7.3

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Griff the Invisible DVD Release Date
Griff the Invisible
imdb: 5.9

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Tuesday November 22, 2011
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Super 8 DVD Release Date
Super 8
imdb: 7.3

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Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World DVD Release Date
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
imdb: 3.1

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Conan the Barbarian DVD Release Date
Conan the Barbarian
imdb: 5.2

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Sarah's Key DVD Release Date
Sarah’s Key
imdb: 7.3

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The Devil's Double DVD Release Date
The Devil’s Double
imdb: 7.1

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Carjacked DVD Release Date
Carjacked
imdb: 5.1

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Meet the Browns: Season 3 DVD Release Date
Meet the Browns: Season 3
imdb: 2.8

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Saturday November 26, 2011
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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special DVD Release Date
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special
imdb: 6.4

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Tuesday November 29, 2011
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30 Minutes or Less DVD Release Date
30 Minutes or Less
imdb: 6.2

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Our Idiot Brother DVD Release Date
Our Idiot Brother
imdb: 6.7

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One Day DVD Release Date
One Day
imdb: 6.7

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams DVD Release Date
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
imdb: 7.6

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The Art of Getting By DVD Release Date
The Art of Getting By
imdb: 6.4

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Another Earth DVD Release Date
Another Earth
imdb: 7.0

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The Future DVD Release Date
The Future
imdb: 6.5

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Tucker & Dale vs Evil DVD Release Date
Tucker & Dale vs Evil
imdb: 7.6

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5 Days of War DVD Release Date
5 Days of War
imdb: 5.6

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30 Rock: Season 5 DVD Release Date
30 Rock: Season 5
imdb: 8.2

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Hot in Cleveland: Season Two DVD Release Date
Hot in Cleveland: Season Two
imdb: 7.1

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Needle DVD Release Date
Needle
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Seven Days in Utopia DVD Release Date
Seven Days in Utopia
imdb: 5.8

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Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season DVD Release Date
Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season
imdb: 7.5

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Snowmen DVD Release Date
Snowmen
imdb: 5.1

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The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 1 DVD Release Date
The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 1
imdb: 7.2

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Image: Edgar Degas, Four Dancers, c. 1899, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.122 Image: Paul Gauguin, Self-Portrait, 1889, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.150 Image: Canaletto, The Image: Installation view of In the Tower: Nam June Paik, Photo by Rob Shelley, Copyright 2011 National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Sometimes in winter


Sometimes in winter I gaze into the streets
and walk through snow and city sleet
behind your room.

Sometimes in winter forgotten memories
remember you behind the trees
with leaves that cry.

By the window once i waited for you,
laughing slightly you would run,
trees alone would chill us in the meadow,
making love in the evening sun.

Now your gone girl,
and the lamp posts call your name,
i can hear them in the spring of frozen rain.

Now your gone girl,
and the times slow down til dawn
its a cold room
and the walls ask where you’ve gone

Sometimes in winter I love you when the good times seem like memories
in the spring that never came.

Sometimes in winter, i wish the empty streets would fill with laughter
from your tears to ease my pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Painting, Poetry, and Calligraphy


Animal Painting

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