The Greatest Moments In Slideshow History

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‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:

50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek, the science-fiction show about the crew of the starship Enterprise, premiered 50 years ago today on NBC, spawning a cult following and decades of spin-offs. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s 50-year history

How Big-Budget Movies Flop

Despite the recent box-office failures of Exodus, Ben-Hur, and Gods Of Egypt, studios continue to fund big-budget movies they hope will achieve blockbuster success. The Onion provides a step-by-step breakdown of how one of these movies becomes a flop:

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 30, 2016

ARIES: Sometimes in life, you just need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and take a step back. Actually, maybe it’s two steps back. Yeah, that’s good. Keep going. The stars will let you know when you’re far enough.

‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 9, 2016

ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.
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The Greatest Moments In Slideshow History

1508-1512: In what is considered one of the highlights of Renaissance slideshows, Michelangelo adorns the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with detailed scenes of hedgehogs having a worse day than you.
1781: Engineers design a rudimentary engine that harnesses the power of steam, using a system of pistons and cylinders to propel slides to scroll at previously unachievable speeds.
1793: Invented by Eli Whitney, the slide gin allows for the easy separation of slides. While revolutionary, the slide gin also leads to the expansion of slavery in the South, as cheap and abundant American slides quickly become an essential part of the global economy.
1869: Beginning in 1862, the U.S. commissioned the construction of two slideshows, an Eastern and a Pacific, that would eventually connect, allowing Americans to scroll uninterrupted from New York to San Francisco. The picture above depicts workers in Utah pounding the last slide into place seven years later, completing the first transcontinental slideshow.
1911: In one of the darkest moments in slideshow history, the infamous Triangle Slideshow Factory Fire sweeps through a cramped New York slideshow sweatshop, ultimately claiming the lives of 146 slideshow builders. While deadly, the tragedy ultimately leads to much-needed safety regulations for those who assemble slideshows.
1913: Henry Ford perfects the slideshow assembly line using driven conveyor belts, a process that allows the construction of a slideshow, the mounting of arrows, and the chiseling of captions in under 93 minutes.
1922: Irish author James Joyce publishes Ulysses, which, at 265,000 slides in length, is considered to be one of the most difficult yet important slideshows in modern literature.
1938: After years of painstaking research, scientists finally succeed in “splitting the slide,” a fissile process capable of unleashing the visual power of 40,000 images of totally OMG animal friendships. The discovery is later used to develop the first atomic slideshow, dropped on Japan in 1945.
1969: The famed Slidestock festival draws 400,000 young Americans to upstate New York to watch some of the biggest counterculture slideshows—from Things Only People Named Becky Will Understand, to the legendary 24 Dachshund Puppies That Are Just Too Tired—display their images over three wild days and nights.
2013: In a controversial 5-4 ruling in United States v. 15 Cheeseburgers We Wish We Were Eating Right Now, the Supreme Court finds that the Defense of Marriage Act is in violation of the equal protection provisions of the Constitution. The ruling is seen as a pivotal moment in the movement for slideshow rights and a catalyst for similar lower court rulings, even in states traditionally hostile to marriages between two slideshows.


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