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‘Brangelina Forever’ Inspires Harmony in Bedroom of $500K Home Built in Their ‘Name’

Author: Phantom-Financial
Dateline: Thu, 03 Dec 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Phantom-Financial announces the December unveiling of the sculpture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in an amorous embrace by artist Daniel Edwards, just minutes from Brad Pitt's own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area. The sculpture is part of the 4,000 sq. ft., $500,000 house named The Brangelina, by the Los Angeles artist known as Xvala.”



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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Dec. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Phantom-Financial announces the December unveiling of the sculpture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in an amorous embrace by artist Daniel Edwards, just minutes from Brad Pitt's own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area. The sculpture is part of the 4,000 sq. ft., $500,000 house named "The Brangelina," by the Los Angeles artist known as Xvala.

"Brangelina Forever," a life-size casting of Brad and Angelina in bed, making love Harlequin Romance-style, with a cooing dove perched on Brad's finger, is installed in the ceiling of the master bedroom to inspire a 'sexual healing' for the room's occupants.

The statues are embedded with crushed glass containing Brad and Angie's DNA obtained from wine glasses from which they drank while reportedly celebrating the anniversary of their first meeting on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."

"The 'Brangelina' sculpture is destined to exist forever, the way Brad and Angie's relationship will persist in people's memories. Theirs is the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton romance of our time," said publicist Cory Allen.

Brangelina Forever moreInspired by Brad Pitt's mission to help rebuild houses in New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward after hurricane Katrina, the artist Xvala built "The Brangelina," a house which requests its future owners agree to extend 'Honorary Ownership' of their home to Pitt and Jolie, and to accommodate them every time they come to town to visit Pitt's grandmother.

"I believe every home in America should become an 'honorary home' to our superstars, in order to connect celebrities and regular people in spirit," said Xvala.

The statue and the house are part of the documentary "Domestic Bliss: The Daniel Edwards/XVALA Project" by Oklahoma filmmaker Dave Smith and produced by Vacant Era Films, scheduled to premiere at The New York Academy of Art. A segment of the film has been posted on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl9FCWyRD3A.

The Brangelina will be on public view starting Wednesday December 16th at 11 a.m. in the Thornbrooke neighborhood of Edmond. For more info, contact Cory Allen at 405-201-3910 or visit www.phantom-financial.com.

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VIP Auction Package to Attend the 2009 Emmy Award Show and HBO After-Party to Benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation

Author: Starlight Children's Foundation
Dateline: Thu, 27 Aug 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year's All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia Theater in the heart of the exciting downtown complex LA Live and know that all of the proceeds will benefit Starlight's seriously ill children and their family members.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Starlight Children's Foundation is currently auctioning off a VIP package for two lucky individuals to walk the red carpet and see popular television celebrities up close at this year's All-Star Emmy® Award Show. Anyone can bid on two tickets to the Emmy Award Show on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Nokia Theater in the heart of the exciting downtown complex LA Live and know that all of the proceeds will benefit Starlight's seriously ill children and their family members.

Thanks to the generosity of HBO, the winning bidders will be able to keep the party going into the night at HBO's exclusive, invitation-only, star-studded party following the Emmy Awards. Held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, HBO's Emmy after-party is notorious for being filled with A-list celebrities. The party will get started after the Emmys around 9 p.m. with dinner, dancing and some serious people-watching.

The auction is live now and will end on the evening of Sept. 2. Anyone can place their bid now to rub elbows with some of today's biggest television stars at: www.ebay.com/starlight.

About Starlight Children's Foundation

When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone.

Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.

To learn more visit www.starlight.org.

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Nude Angelina Jolie Park Bench Statue Provides Landmark for Public Breastfeeding

Author: Phantom-Financial
Dateline: Tue, 04 Aug 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For World Breastfeeding Week, Phantom-Financial announces the unveiling of a life-size park bench sculpture of Angelina Jolie nude with her twin babies by New York artist Daniel Edwards just minutes from Brad Pitt's own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area in September before its Fall exhibition in London. 'Landmark for Breastfeeding,' inspired by last year's cover of W magazine featuring Angelina Jolie suckling her baby.”



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NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For World Breastfeeding Week, Phantom-Financial announces the unveiling of a life-size park bench sculpture of Angelina Jolie nude with her twin babies by New York artist Daniel Edwards just minutes from Brad Pitt's own birthplace in the Oklahoma City Metro area in September before its Fall exhibition in London.

Landmark for Breastfeeding"Landmark for Breastfeeding," inspired by last year's cover of W magazine featuring Angelina Jolie suckling her baby, depicts a seated nude Jolie double-breastfeeding twins. The tranquil bronze statue demonstrates the "football-hold," an accepted technique for breastfeeding two babies simultaneously.

In recognition of the global effort to encourage breastfeeding, one twin is depicted as being of African descent. Future castings of the statue will represent other world cultures through variations of the babies' patina coloring.

"We believe the statue sends a beautiful message by promoting the acceptance of public breastfeeding. Mothers should be encouraged to nurture their babies anywhere," said Sandy Wilson of Phantom-Financial.

"Hopefully, my sculpture inspires an increase of wet nurses to assist women who have concerns about mastitis, or passing HIV to their infant," said artist Daniel Edwards in his Connecticut studio where the Jolie statue currently resides.

"La Leche League International and Loretta McCallister have been very helpful," said project coordinator Cory Allen. "We are applying for approval to put 'Landmark for Breastfeeding' on permanent display in a Metro area park."

Daniel Edwards SculptureThe Jolie monument will be unveiled September 11th at MAINSITE Contemporary Art in Norman.

A cast of the sculpture is expected to be auctioned by Sotheby's October 7th for The New York Academy of Art's annual Take Home A Nude art auction, after being displayed at Holster Projects in London's West End.

"Landmark for Breastfeeding," a short film documenting the project by filmmaker Dave Smith, produced by Vacant Era Films has been posted on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLcdRL-GKoA.

Edwards's past works of celebrity motherhood include "Monument to Pro-Life," featuring Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, and "Octomom: String of Babies."

For more info, contact Cory Allen at 405-201-3910 or visit www.phantom-financial.com.

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Brewer Petitions White House for ‘Beer Nutrition Czar’ Position

Author: Bob Skilnik
Dateline: Fri, 12 Jun 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States 'Beer Nutrition Czar.' President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer's historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won't be able to resist saying 'more taxes' and 'beer' in the same sentence).”



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With Obama Administration About to Appoint as Many Czars as a 24-Pack of Beer, Author and Certified Brewer Will Petition Country's Chief Beer Drinker for a Much Needed Beer Nutrition Czar Slot

CHICAGO, Ill., June 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States "Beer Nutrition Czar." President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer's historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won't be able to resist saying "more taxes" and "beer" in the same sentence).

Skilnik BookAfter personally fending off dozens of Internet critics, nutritionists, dieticians, and in one dramatic case, the incorrect information represented in the early version of "The South Beach Diet" that demonized all beers as beer belly makers (later retracted by the book's author) with the 2003 and 2004 publications of his "Drink Beer, Get Thin Diet" and "The Low-Carb Bartender," Skilnik thinks it's high time that the President appoints him as national "Beer Nutrition Czar" and allow him to spread the word of beer's nutritional benefits.

The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans cite several studies indicating that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is linked to lower mortality from coronary heart disease, especially among men ages 45 or older and women ages 55 or older. But because of this bureaucratic suppression of such information, Skilnik has also recently written "Does My BUTT Look BIG In This BEER? Nutritional Values Of 2,000 Worldwide Beers" (ISBN-13: 978-0982218204, $10), now available in book stores and Internet book sites. Tired of waiting for the federal alcohol regulatory agency, the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to implement new changes in proposed alcohol nutrition labeling requirements that would tell consumers the nutritional benefits of beer, author and brewer Skilnik has instead compiled an impressive array of brews with their nutritional values. The paperback book can be used by dieters counting calories or carbohydrates or by moderate beer drinkers who simply want to know the nutritional values of what he or she is drinking. Currently, this kind of information is only available on light or low-carbohydrate beers, another Washingtonian mistake.

"Look, I understand that one more Czar in Washington would only add to the notion that there would be more Czars in D.C. than you might have found at a turn-of-a-century Romanoff wedding. I'd therefore be willing instead to be a 'Roving Beer Nutrition Czar,' visiting bar after bar - something my wife would attest that I'm quite adroit at - to get the word out on the positive attributes of America's favorite adult beverage. I'm tired of reading nonsense websites of half-truths or picking up popular diet books that meekly admit that a little beer is good for your heart but then can't tell you how many calories, carbohydrates or even Weight Watchers POINTS® are in beer or read the further mindless dribble of web-based 'experts' who claim that beer contains nothing more than 'empty' calories. In reality, you can find fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, K and water soluble vitamins like C B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin and niacin in beer. In addition, beer also contains 21 minerals, no fat, no cholesterol and less sodium per serving than all the honest politicians in all the bars in D.C. on a Friday night."

"This Friday, June 19, 2009, I will be sending my resume to the White House in consideration for this much-needed political appointment. At the rate that President Obama is appointing Czars, I figure if I get my hat into the ring early enough, I might have a strong chance of securing this spot. My son's high school jeweled Prom King crown fits me so that should help keep the federal budget somewhat in line with ceremonial accouterments, and if we concentrate on American beers only, we'll be able to keep jobs from going overseas and make America stronger."

Bob Skilnik is a certified brewer and freelance writer. He has been a contributor to the Good Eating Section of the Chicago Tribune and a former columnist for the LowCarb Energy magazine. The Chicago writer has appeared on ABC's "The View," ESPN2's "Cold Pizza," and Fox News Channel's "Fox News Live," preaching the moderate consumption and nutritional aspects of adult beverages. Skilnik is currently working on a similar nutritional research project with wine for fall publication.

"Does My BUTT Look BIG In This BEER? Nutritional Values Of 2,000 Worldwide Beers" is distributed by Ingram Book Group, the world's largest wholesale distributor of book products. With four distribution centers strategically located throughout the country and the largest inventory in the industry, Ingram provides the fastest delivery available.

More info on Skilnik's efforts to de-fang nutritional misnomers about adult beverages can be found at www.MyBeerButt.com.

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First time ever Andy Warhol and Steve Kaufman (teacher and his assistant – student) are having a Pop Art Show in Las Vegas July 4th

Author: Steve Kaufman Art Studio
Dateline: Thu, 11 Jun 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Centaur Art Galleries is pleased to present the art work of Andy Warhol, who passed away in 1987, and his former assistant, Steve Kaufman. The exhibition of the 'Master' and his 'student,' reunited at last and exhibited together, is Centaur Art Galleries' most ambitious undertaking in more than 20 years.”



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LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Centaur Art Galleries is pleased to present the art work of Andy Warhol, who passed away in 1987, and his former assistant, Steve Kaufman. The exhibition of the "Master" and his "student," reunited at last and exhibited together, is Centaur Art Galleries' most ambitious undertaking in more than 20 years.

Steve Kaufman has painted paintings of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, President Obama, Elvis, Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, U2, Janet Jackson, Al Pacino, Muhammad Ali, Oscar De La Hoya, Cuban Cigars, Andy Warhol, Picasso, Dali, Van Gogh, Campbell soup, Red Bull, Coca Cola, Liz Taylor, Brad Pitt, Superman, Spiderman, John Gotti Godfather, Scarface, Sopranos, Las Vegas sign, Playboy girl next door, Donald Trump, Michael Jordan, Mickey Mantle, Madonna, and John Travolta.

Centaur Art Galleries is proud to present Steve Kaufman in person. The prince of pop art, former assistant to Andy Warhol.

Telephone (702) 737-1234
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Running of The Bulls in New Orleans! Year Three!

Author: Nola Bulls, LLC
Dateline: New Orleans, Louisiana (NEW ORLEANS, La.)  | Thu, 04 Jun 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- From July 6-14th the town of Pamplona, Spain becomes a daredevil's paradise, when people gather for Sanfermines. Many may not know it by that name, but they are sure to know about its main attraction: the Running of the Bulls (encierro). New Orleans now hosts its own homage to this event from July 10-12th, called the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans festival (SFNO), brought to you by Nola Bulls, LLC.”



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NEW ORLEANS, La., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- From July 6-14th the town of Pamplona, Spain becomes a daredevil's paradise, when people gather for Sanfermines. Many may not know it by that name, but they are sure to know about its main attraction: the Running of the Bulls (encierro). New Orleans now hosts its own homage to this event from July 10-12th, 2009, called the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans festival (SFNO), brought to you by Nola Bulls, LLC.

On July 10th, 2009, the third annual SFNO will commence with El Txupinazo (pronounced choo-pee-NAHT-so) at Rio Mar Seafood Restaurant at 800 South Peters St., from 6-9 p.m. The guest list for this event has been expanded to 300 in order to accommodate the growing popularity of the event. Tickets are expected to sell out, so attendees are encouraged to reserve them early. Email info@nolabulls.com for more information.

Saturday's encierro begins precisely at 8 a.m. as in Pamplona and will once again feature the Big Easy Rollergirls as the bulls. This year also includes rollerbulls from leagues in Baton Rouge, Houma, Houston, TX and Jacksonville, FL. It will begin at the corner of Conti and Burgundy in the famous French Quarter. After gathering at the Three Legged Dog Bar at 6:30 a.m. for instructions, over 70 rollerbulls will be unleashed upon the runners (corredores). While death is highly unlikely, there's always the threat of being battered by a foam-core bat or spraining an ankle! Either way, it will be "run at your own risk." This year's attendance is expected to grow significantly from the nearly 1,000 participants at last year's encierro on July 12th, 2008.

After the encierro, the party continues at the Gazebo Cafe, located at 1018 Decatur Street. Tapas style food, sangria, Marques de Caceres and Dona Paula wines, Stella Artois beer, Old New Orleans Rum and Port of Barcelona Gin drinks, Obsello Spanish Absinthe, Cult Energy Drink and live music and DJ's will be on-hand for all to enjoy.

SFNO 2009 will also introduce two new events. Saturday night's Fiesta de Pantalones (Pants Party) at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal St.) features Los Po-boy-Citos and Dr Gumbo's Spanish Soundsystem, with doors opening at 8 p.m., and the show starting at 9 p.m. Sunday's Pobre de Mi (Poor Me) at 12 p.m. will close the festival at a soon-to-be disclosed venue. Revelers will have a chance to relive the glory of SFNO 2009 and watch or participate in a Hemingway Contest.

For more information on all events, visit www.nolabulls.com.

A part of the proceeds for SFNO 2009 will go to Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO), an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi, including responding to the immediate needs of those animals in need of medical care, or who have been neglected, abused and deprived of love. ARNO promotes the foster, adoption, and reunion of pets with caretakers, as well as spaying/neutering of all companion animals.

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Pitt-Jolie Inspire Domestic Bliss in Fractured Housing Market

Author: Haydel and Associates
Dateline: Thu, 16 Apr 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just a few minutes drive from Brad Pitt's hometown, a new home currently under construction is using the inspiration of Brad Pitt and his love interest Angelina Jolie to help create its 'inner curb appeal' in order to be competitive in the tough housing market. Named 'The Brangelina,' the house capitalizes on the image of Pitt and Jolie with the use of proverbs, tattoos and quotes reflecting their beliefs. The $500,000 home, by the artist known as Xvala, is expected to go on sale this summer, announced Buddy Haydel.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif. and OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just a few minutes drive from Brad Pitt's hometown, a new home currently under construction is using the inspiration of Brad Pitt and his love interest Angelina Jolie to help create its "inner curb appeal" in order to be competitive in the tough housing market. Named "The Brangelina," the house capitalizes on the image of Pitt and Jolie with the use of proverbs, tattoos and quotes reflecting their beliefs, stenciled all over its 4,000 sq. ft. structure. The $500,000 home, by the artist known as Xvala, is expected to go on sale this summer, announced Buddy Haydel, of Haydel & Associates, of Oklahoma City.

Brangelina Domestic BlissUsing the motto, "Domestic Bliss," The Brangelina is being built as a primary residence but could act as a collectable. The home uses additional principles, such as "Live and Let Live," or "Embrace the Messiness of Life," that are designed to offer words of enlightenment. Selections of Pitt-Jolie principles stenciled in colors onto the home's framed structure are designed to give the home a positive essence.

A repeated pattern of "Smiling Hearts" prominently covers the home's thirty-foot tall roof using twelve colors of hearts with smiley faces to convey The Brangelina's mission of helping its eventual occupants pursue happiness to their heart's content.

"We're celebrating a relationship that has captured the imagination of the whole world. People will be interested in this because of their bond," says spokesman Buddy Haydel.

"If you're going to make art, it better be something people can live with, and if it's brilliant it will be something people can't live without, like a place to call home," Xvala says.

The Brangelina will introduce a new concept for home ownership called "Honorary Ownership." It is a feature of special request by the artist that The Brangelina's future owners agree to open their home to accommodate Pitt-Jolie every time they come to town to visit Pitt's grandmother.

"We are encouraging the idea that every neighborhood in America is potentially a home to our superstars, keeping celebrities and regular people connected in spirit," said Xvala.

The Brangelina is a single family, four bedroom home with three and a half baths, a formal dining, study, family living room and media room.

The Brangelina will be open for public view starting April 22nd at 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until April 30th, in the Thornbrooke neighborhood of Edmond. Project representative, Cory Allen, will be made available to answer questions and supply directions to see "the soul of the home" created in graffiti during its critical frame stage.

"The essence of domestic bliss - Pitt-Jolie's quotes stenciled on 2X4's - will be put up on the streets of neighborhoods in need around New York City and Los Angeles. A few will be made for sale," Jonathan Halperin, the artist dealer in Los Angeles, said. "Xvala is crazy, but in a good way. I think what he is doing is incredible, and ingenious, on every level."

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Museum of Robots Introduces Innovative New Products for The Home

Author: Museum of Robots
Dateline: Fri, 27 Mar 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New products from Museum of Robots introduced at the International Home + Housewares Show 2009 have been selected as 'Cool Products for the Home' by BusinessWeek. Recognized as among the most innovative product introductions are the Recycled PET Felt Collection and Flying Saucer Bowl Set.”



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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- New products from Museum of Robots (www.museumofrobots.com) introduced at the International Home + Housewares Show 2009 have been selected as "Cool Products for the Home" by BusinessWeek. Recognized as among the most innovative product introductions are the Recycled PET Felt Collection and Flying Saucer Bowl Set.

Museum of RobotsSays Museum of Robots co-founder Vicki Kung, "Our focus is on creating functional products that have a sense of humor, experiment with interesting materials and design motifs, and are well-made. Products that keep people and households organized become part of a person's toolkit - we create those types of 'tools.' Our products are designed to support multiple uses, extending their utility as people move from home to office to play."

The Recycled PET Felt Collection products are made of polyester felt made from 100-percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The felt fabric is made in the USA by a manufacturer of industrial fabrics, and Museum of Robots has translated it into consumer products. It is estimated that each pound of fabric is the equivalent of 10 plastic bottles that would otherwise go to landfill. Products are manufactured at a certified woman-owned apparel factory in the Los Angeles area.

Felt products range from market totes, to wine bags, to notebook covers and portfolios, all in support of keeping life sustainably organized. Notebook covers include a notepad made in USA of recycled paper by Blind Industries & Services of Maryland, which trains and employs the blind and visually impaired.

Also new is the Flying Saucer Base Collection. The large stainless steel base holds a two-piece, multi-functional wooden bowl set, used covered or with the top resting on its antennae as a second bowl; the small stainless steel base holds the laboratory glass Scientific Vase.

Other new products include the Leather Command Center Organization Group, featuring a leather notebook cover, covered box, and tray set, all embossed with the signature Museum of Robots motif.

About Museum of Robots

Museum of Robots™ creates modern housewares and home accessories to complement 21st century living. It also curates a museum, located in the online 3-D virtual world of Second Life®, dedicated to the appreciation of robots and promoting understanding of the place of robots in popular culture, art and science.

The museum features exhibits, art, and special events. Current exhibits include: "From Teapot to Robot: The Sculpture of Clayton Bailey"; "Robots and Donuts: The Art of Eric Joyner," and "Celebrity Robots Hall of Fame," featuring famous robots of film and television. In Second Life, Museum of Robots is located at [http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kubrick/98/161/26].

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Want to Get Even with Bernie Madoff?

Author: Greedystockbroker.com
Dateline: Thu, 26 Feb 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SYDNEY, Australia, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The company Greedystockbroker.com has launched its new pet chew toy 'The Greedy Stockbroker' which has a very similar look to Gordon Gekko and Bernie Madoff. The Greedy Stock Broker, which sells for $17.95, is the latest pet product introduced by Anthony Russell, who is a self-described junkie of news about politics and current events.”



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SYDNEY, Australia, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The company Greedystockbroker.com has launched its new pet chew toy "The Greedy Stockbroker" which has a very similar look to Gordon Gekko and Bernie Madoff. The Greedy Stock Broker, which sells for $17.95 at www.greedystockbroker.com, is the latest pet product introduced by Anthony Russell, who is a self-described junkie of news about politics and current events.

Greedy Stockbroker chew toyThe 35-year-old former advertising agency account executive first founded Political Pet Toys (politicalpettoys.com) in 2001. That company markets chew toys based on global political leaders. Though their toys are based on figures around the world, the George W. Bush model is their top seller.

"Our best seller for 8 straight years was the Bush pet chew toy, it was amazing the sales we received, it even out sold our Bin Laden toy," Russell said. "But sadly, you only get one Bush in your life time. The Global financial crisis was a 'no brainer' for our next toy; I mean if you committed a hold-up and stole five grand from a bank you would be in jail an hour later, but if you steal $50 billion dollars you get bail and keep staying in your Park Avenue apartment."

He adds, "I knew after watching the Madoff court appearances what toy we would make next, I understood how people felt I personally lost a lot of money on the stock market like everyone else."

The pet ownership figures in the U.S. are huge with 63 percent of all U.S. households owning at least one pet, which equates to a staggering 71.1 million homes and even more staggering U.S. households own 88.3 million dogs.

Although investors who buy the pet chew toy will want their dogs to rip these toys to shreds, it is not possible in the literal sense, as each chew toy is made from a PVC-Rubber compound so as to be soft on the animals' gums and will last for years.

The Greedy Stockbroker can be purchased only online at www.greedystockbroker.com for $17.95.

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Michelle Obama Sculpture Remains Through Election

Author: Leo Kesting Gallery
Dateline: Wed, 15 Oct 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Possibly foreshadowing next month's presidential election results is the overwhelming show of support for the decision to keep a portrait bust of Michelle Obama on display at Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery. Viewers walking into the west village gallery earlier this month were polled about whether to keep Michelle Obama's likeness on display until the election.”



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Support for NYC Display Outweighs Demands for Its Removal

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Possibly foreshadowing next month's presidential election results is the overwhelming show of support for the decision to keep a portrait bust of Michelle Obama on display at Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery. Viewers walking into the west village gallery earlier this month were polled about whether to keep Michelle Obama's likeness on display until the election, or remove it on its originally scheduled exhibition closing date. The gallery reports that the support in favor of the Obama portrait was overwhelming.

Michelle Obama by Daniel EdwardsThe portrait bust, by sculptor Daniel Edwards, shows Obama emanating a calm demeanor with unfurled brow for a profile made graceful with high cheekbones and prominent chin. "We are celebrating Michelle Obama in a way that suggests how, as Americans, we are fundamentally proud of our country's diversity," said gallery director David Kesting.

"There have been requests to remove the portrait from display, but we sensed that was merely a reflection of differences in political opinion," said gallery director John Leo. "Contrary to what we hear from the media, the experience of exhibiting Mrs. Obama's portrait bust has shown us that Americans are more respectful of race issues than many may seem to believe."

The gallery maintains it is not promoting a political party affiliation by exhibiting the Obama portrait. "We are simply showing support for someone who we feel is making a difference in the world today," said Kesting. "But, perhaps to show bipartisanship, we believe Daniel is currently working on a statue of Bristol Palin."

The portrait bust of Michelle Obama will be on view through November 4th at Leo Kesting Gallery, 812 Washington St. www.LeoKesting.com. For info call 860-564-0123 or 917-650-3760.

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