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Timeline of 10 Famous Fonts [INFOGRAPHIC] | Mines Press, Inc.

A great infographic showing how important fonts are in our world today…and how we probably don’t even realize it.




"Mirror City" shows urban landscapes as you’ve never seen them.

This makes my head explode a little bit…in a good way


"Mirror City" shows urban landscapes as you’ve never seen them.

This makes my head explode a little bit…in a good way

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I bought MLB.tv so that I could watch this one and it was definitely worth it. Chris Young made his first debut as a Met, facing off against Cole Hamels, who went 0-4 against the Mets last year (he’s 2-8 overall against them).

In the top of the 1st Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan got things going to initiate a double steal, ending up at 2nd and 3rd with no outs. It looked like a big inning, but Hamels had other plans, getting Wright, Beltran, and Hairston to end the inning.

It didn’t take long for the Mets to come back, however, as they knocked in 6 runs in the top of the 3rd, driving Hamels from the game. The top producer of the inning? Chris Young, who became the first Met’s pitcher ever to have 2 hits in the same inning. And he wasn’t done: Young ended the night 3 for 3, batting 1.000 for the year so far.

If he wasn’t producing at the plate, Young was producing on the mound. He struck out Ryan Howard twice, and actually ended up with 7 strike outs in 5 1/3, only allowing one run. I had a feeling that we would see the All Star that he is, as long as he stays healthy this season, and this is a good sign. If we can get a performance like this from our 4th starter, that’s not too shabby.

With Wright having a 4-5 day, Reyes stealing a base, and the Mets being tied for first in the NL East at 3-1, life is good!


AL Champion: Boston Red Sex

AL Wild Card: Chicago White Sox

AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

AL Cy Young: Jon Lester (Runner Up: Trevor Cahill)

NL Champion: Milwaukee Brewers

NL Wild Card: Milwaukee Brewers

NL MVP: Prince Fielder

NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay (Runner Up: Josh Johnson)

World Series Champion: Milwaukee Brewers (in 6 games)


Okay…I’m just going to go with gut instincts here. Last year, with the Giants winning, pretty much made any research irrelevant. So, without further ado, here are my predictions for the upcoming 2011 season:

AL East

1.) Boston Red Sex

2.) Tampa Bay Rays

3.) New York Yankees

4.) Toronto Blue Jays (will be really close to NY, but not quite enough)

5.) Baltimore Orioles

AL Central

1.) Minnesota Twins

2.) Chicago White Sox

3.) Detroit Tigers

4.) Kansas City Royals

5.) Cleveland Indians

AL West

1.) Texas Rangers

2.) Oakland Athletics

3.) Los Angeles Angels

4.) Seattle Mariners

NL East

1.) Atlanta Braves

2.) Philadelphia Phillies

3.) New York Mets

4.) Florida Marlins

5.) Washington Nationals

NL Central

1.) Cincinnati Reds

2.) Milwaukee Brewers

3.) St. Louis Cardinals

4.) Chicago Cubs

5.) Houston Astros

6.) Pittsburgh Pirates

NL West

1.) Colorado Rockies

2.) San Francisco Giants

3.) Los Angeles Dodgers

4.) San Diego Padres

5.) Arizona Diamondbacks


Mark Reynolds has already struck out more times in 4 seasons (767) than Ted Williams did his while 19 year career (709)!


I’m freezing. My hands are numb and on the verge of severe frostbite. My nose runs after a few minutes outside. My skin is dry and itchy. I cling to any extra calories that my body possesses in order to keep by body heated while I trek through the sub-zero terrain to my various classes. Winter, I’m done with you. Snow was fun for a while, but now that all of the snow has you have no business in hanging around. The groundhog came out of his hole and predicted an early Spring, so it’s time for you to leave, already.

I’m ready for the defrost. For the grass to grow, the flowers to bloom, and for the crack of bats to be heard through the warm, breezy air. The cowhide stretched to the seems and held together by bright red yarn yearns to be rubbed in the dirt. Ground balls are itching to be fielded. The grass paradise between both outfield walls can’t wait to be cut into various patterns and lengths. It’s time for baseball.

I really can’t explain the feeling that elates me around this time of year. Pitchers and catchers report on February 14, Valentines Day. Its such a convenient day, too, because we get to celebrate someone that is near and dear to our hearts. What better way to show our love and appreciation than to watch the long-awaited footage of lanky, long-legged freaks play catch with stout, armor-clad catchers? The trades are mostly done, the hot stove reports are dying down, and now we can get down to the basics and reminisce about why we love this sport so much in the first place. It’s more than just a bat, a ball, and a glove. It’s the feeling that goes with it all as our senses are opened up to the beauty of baseball.

So, dust off your glove and put on your old uniform because, even though it may still be cold outside, the 2011 baseball season is being defrosted as we speak.


So this is basically just a running list of movies that are getting most of the buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In other words, come this time next year, many of these could be coming out in a theater near you:

1.) Silent House - Elizabeth Olsen, sister of the Olsen twins and Sundance Film star of 2011 delivers a dynamic performance in a movie that was filmed in one continuous take (or at least made to seem like it had been). To pull off such a performance in one take is a ridiculous feat and I can’t wait to check it out and see how this is even possible.

2.) Win Win - this actually already has a distributor, so it’ll be out in theaters on March 18. This is a feel-good indie starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan that got picked up by a distributor almost immediately.  Fox Searchlight Pictures has the synopsis:

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

3.) Submarine - although not as talked about as the other movies on this list, I’m still pretty stoked for this film written and directed by comedian Richard Ayoade. It’s supposed to be a very quirky, Juno-esque comedy about a teenage boy who is trying to lose his virginity while, at the same time, making sure that his mom doesn’t leave his dad for her dance teacher.

4.) The Future - directed by Miranda July, this movie has a talking cat in it. Do you need to know any more?

5.) Martha Marcy May Marlene - this film has probably been getting the second most buzz from the festival. Starring Elizabeth Olson (yet again) and John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone), this is a movie title that you definitely want to try to remember (good luck). In the story, a haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

6.) I Saw The Devil - a brutal, violent revenge film directed by Ji-woon Kim. And when I mean brutal and violent, I mean REALLY brutal and violent.

7.) Red State - if you haven’t heard of this film by now, then you definitely need to. The horror film based off of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for picketing the funerals of deceased war veterans, has been getting the most buzz by far, although not technically from the film itself. Directed by industry king Kevin Smith, this is a film that was produced for a meager 4 million dollars. The controversy arose, however, once Kevin Smith announced that he would distribute the film himself on a country-wide tour, in order to save on the millions that would be needed to spend on a typical marketing and advertising budget. He delivered this information in a controversial meeting in front of hundreds of possible distributors, who are now all pissed off at him. Despite the controversy, the film should be a good one, and I’m excited to see how Smith’s first venture into the horror film genre goes.

8.) Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey - for anyone who grew up watching Sesame Street, this documentary is for you. It documents the adept artistry that was required by puppeteer Kevin Clash in order to bring his character, Elmo, to life. This is one of the best-reviewed films to come out of Sundance 2011.

9.) How to Die In Oregon - this is not going to be one of the easiest documentaries to watch. It is going to make you cry, ache, and hurt. But it is also supposed to be one of the most rewarding films to appear in Sundance. Directed by Peter D. Richardson, the film explores the Oregon law that allows for physician assistant suicide by following a woman who is facing the choice of life in agony, or death.

10.) Life in a Day - a one-of-a-kind film directed by Ridley Scott and filmed by the rest of the world. With the help of YouTube, Scott asked everyday people like you and me to document their lives on July 24, 2010…no matter what they were doing. The video portrays everything from declaring love, babies being born, skydiving, etc. I cannot wait until I get a chance to see this film, as it attempts to show just how vast this world that we live in really is.

The Invasion has begun - by Dan Garner

The Invasion has begun - by Dan Garner

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