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On July 22, 1975, photograph Stanley J. Forman working for the Boston Herald American newspaper when a police scanner picked up an emergency: â€œFire on Marlborough Street!â€
Climbed atop the fire truck, Forman shot the picture of a young woman, Diana Bryant, and a very young girl, Tiare Jones when they fell helplessly. Diana Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene. The young girl lived. Despite a heroic effort, Oâ€™Neil knew he had been just seconds away from saving the lives of both.
This list comes from The American Film Institute. Here are the top ten:
1. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” â€” Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), Gone with the Wind
2 “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” â€” Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), The Godfather (1972)
3 “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” â€” Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), On the Waterfront (1954)
4 “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” â€” Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), The Wizard of Oz (1939)
5 “Here’s looking at you, kid.” â€” Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca (1942)
6 “Go ahead, make my day.” â€” Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), Sudden Impact (1983)
7 “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” â€” Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), Sunset Boulevard (1950)
8 “May the Force be with you.” â€” Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Star Wars (1977)
9 “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” â€” Margo Channing (Bette Davis), All About Eve (1950)
10 “You talkin’ to me?” â€” Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), Taxi Driver (1976)
From Time.com comes this picture gallery of families from around the world and their groceries for a week.
These photos are from English Russia and show the inside of a subway train that resembles an art gallery. (No graffiti? I smell a photoshop)
From Smashing Magazine:
Everybody is using it, but (almost) nobody really knows, how it works. Google PageRank is probably one of the most important algorithms ever developed for the Web. With billions of existing pages and millions of pages generated every day, the search issue in the Web is more complex than you probably think it is. PageRank, only one of hundreds of factors used by Google to determine best search results, helps to keep our search clean and efficient. But how is it actually done? How does Google PageRank work, which factors do have an impact on it and which donâ€™t? And what do we really know about PageRank?
In this article we put the facts straight.
Sendler, a social worker, began organizing financial and material help for Jews after the war began in 1939 with the Nazi invasion. Posing as a nurse and wearing a Star of David armband – in solidarity and to blend in – Sendler would enter the Warsaw Ghetto, the prison enclave the Nazis established as a prelude to deporting and murdering Poland’s Jews in death camps.
A Polish doctor forged papers stating she was a nurse. The Nazis, who feared the typhoid fever spreading in the ghetto, were happy to let Polish medical workers handle the sick and the dead.
Sendler persuaded Jewish parents that their children had a better chance to live if she smuggled them out and placed them with Catholic families.
In hopes of reuniting them later with their birth parents, she wrote the children’s names and new addresses, in code, on slips of paper and buried them in two jars in an assistant’s yard. That hope never came true: Almost all the parents died in Hitler’s camps.
What the jar did save was their true, Jewish names.
Sendler was arrested in a Gestapo night raid on her apartment on Oct. 20, 1943. The Nazis took her to the dreaded Pawiak prison, which few left alive. She was tortured and says she still has scars on her body – but she refused to betray her team.
“I kept silent. I preferred to die than to reveal our activity,” she was quoted as saying in the one book about her, “Mother of the Children of the Holocaust: The Story of Irena Sendler” by Anna Mieszkowska.
The Polish resistance bribed a Gestapo officer. He put her name on a list of executed prisoners and let her go. She went into hiding under an assumed name but continued her activity.
Wikipedia’s entry on Irena Sendler.