QUINCY — For 30 years as a painter in the city’s public works department, James Pantages spent his days applying fresh coats of color to trucks, municipal buildings, and city equipment.And when he wasn’t applying paint, he was buying paintings: spending weekends at area flea markets, art galleries, and auctions scouring for humble treasures he’d squirrel away in the ramshackle three-story home he shared with his mother for roughly 60 years. Related Links This Newton couple is an art-collecting powerhouse But when his 96-year-old mother entered an assisted living facility earlier this year, Pantages, 69, was finally forced to reckon with what had grown into an unwieldy collection: a sprawling hoard of some 1,200 objects that crowded every inch of their home.“It just mushroomed, like an atomic bomb,” Pantages said recently as he stood in his cramped basement, frames 10 deep against the wall. “I just didn’t realize how overwhelming … [Read more...] about 1,200 artworks were stuffed into his family’s three-story Quincy house. Now a collection is unveiled.
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Here's Pete Kistler's story -- and tips for improving your own online presence. Hayden Field Published 6:10 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Of Pete Kistler Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Pete Kistler This Entrepreneur's Online Reputation Was Destroyed. He Used His Experience Fixing It to Form a Multimillion-Dollar Company. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Pete Kistler had never googled himself. It was fall 2009, and the Syracuse University junior was sending out applications for software design jobs to offset about $20,000 in student loan debt. After a couple of weeks, dozens of companies big and small had his resume in hand -- but responses had been few and far between. “On paper, I thought I had hit all the check boxes that employers wanted to see, but I was in for a big … [Read more...] about This Entrepreneur’s Online Reputation Was Destroyed. He Used His Experience Fixing It to Form a Multimillion-Dollar Company.
Jason Guerrasio, provided by Published 10:44 am, Monday, April 9, 2018 Photo: Jonny Cournoyer This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from "A Quiet Place." (Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures via AP) This image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski,... "A Quiet Place" had one test screening, and audiences were very confused while watching it. According to the producers behind the movie, Platinum Dunes' Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form, the CGI wasn't ready yet to have the scary monsters in the screening. In fact, some of the footage the audience saw was director John Krasinski in a motion-capture suit playing a monster. Warning: Minor spoiler below if you haven't seen "A Quiet Place." John Krasinski's latest directing effort, "A Quiet Place," scored a huge $50 million opening weekend for Paramount over the weekend thanks to its frightening … [Read more...] about The funny reason the audience wasn’t scared during the test screening of ‘A Quiet Place,’ the latest hit horror movie
posted on 18 Jan 2016, 17:23 4 1. engineer-1701d (unregistered) hell yeah do it keep the money in this country posted on 18 Jan 2016, 18:32 5 31. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014) I've been saying that the US government needs to FORCE the evil Apple empire to return all manufacturing to the US where is USED TO BE. posted on 18 Jan 2016, 19:03 38 44. Bernoulli (Posts: 4358; Member since: 01 Sep 2012) Not surprising coming from a racist like you that he has your vote. 87. bucky (Posts: 3477; Member since: 30 Sep 2009) Think what you want but he says what most people are thinking (a lot of the time anyways). 90. joevsyou (Posts: 1082; Member since: 28 Feb 2015) most has in stupid people? 112. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014) And this is the start of the demise of fruity. When fruity will be manufactured in the US, their prices of course will insanely go up. Either way, I'm not going to buy any fruity product. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Donald Trump wants to coerce Apple into manufacturing devices in the United States
No matter what it took, David Hall was going to kill that clown. He maneuvered Drillzilla for another ramming run. The robot was squat and heavy, with serrated blades coming off one end and a sharp drill whirling on the other. Across the arena, Conquering Clown awaited. It had the face of a goofy jokester, but its hands were a pair of smashing hammers and its body was equipped with a pair of circular saws. Drillzilla managed to flank the clown, then ram it, sneaking blades under its body and lifting it up off its wheels. Its opponent was helpless, and Drillzilla pushed it onto a waiting geyser of flames. As the audience cheered, the clown’s grinning face melted away. “We were in there to make great TV,” recalls Hall with a chuckle, “and damn it, we were successful.” The year was 2001, and this was the third round of the Robot Wars Annihilator Challenge. The show pitted homemade gladiators against one another. Hall, an eccentric inventor, was best known as … [Read more...] about The billion dollar widget steering the driverless car industry