Monday, August 14, 2017

Bill Nye - Sketch of the Day for Monday, August 14, 2017

Bill Nye - Sketch of the Day for Monday, August 14, 2017

William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

Nye began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing Corporation in Seattle, where he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes. In 1986, Nye left Boeing to pursue comedy, writing and performing jokes and bits for the local sketch television show Almost Live!, where he would regularly conduct wacky science experiments. Nye aspired to become the next Mr. Wizard and with the help of several producers successfully pitched the children's television program Bill Nye the Science Guy to KCTS-TV, channel 9, Seattle's public television station. The show—which proudly proclaimed in its theme song that "science rules!"—ran from 1994 to 1999 in national TV syndication. Known for its "high-energy presentation and MTV-paced segments," the program became a hit for both kids and adults. The show was critically acclaimed and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning nineteen.

Following the success of his show, Nye continued to advocate for science, becoming the CEO of The Planetary Society and helping develop sundials for the Mars Exploration Rover missions. Nye has written two best-selling books on science, including Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation in 2014 and Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World in 2015. Nye has made frequent media appearances, including on Dancing with the Stars, The Big Bang Theory and Inside Amy Schumer. Nye starred in a documentary about his life and science advocacy titled Bill Nye: Science Guy, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2017. In 2017, he debuted a Netflix series, entitled Bill Nye Saves the World.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Emma Roberts - Sketch of the Day for Sunday, August 13, 2017



Emma Roberts - Sketch of the Day for Sunday, August 13, 2017

Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous (2004–07). She released her debut studio album, Unfabulous and More (2005), which also served as the series' soundtrack. Roberts then appeared in a series of film roles, including Nancy Drew (2007), Wild Child (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011).

Looking for more mature roles, Roberts went on to obtain both supporting and lead roles in Lymelife (2009), 4.3.2.1. (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Adult World (2013), We're the Millers (2013), Palo Alto (2013) and The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015). She starred in the lead role of Chanel Oberlin on the Fox television series Scream Queens, as well as playing main roles in two seasons of American Horror Story.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Emma Stone - Pencil Sketch of the Day for Saturday, August 12, 2017

Emma Stone - Pencil Sketch of the Day for Saturday, August 12, 2017.
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. One of the world's highest-paid actresses in 2015, Stone has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Volpi Cup at Venice Film Festival and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and the Time 100 in 2017, and is often described by the media as one of the most talented actresses of her generation.
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child, in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. As a teenager, she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother, and made her television debut in VH1's In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot. After small television roles, she won a Young Hollywood Award for her film debut in Superbad (2007), and received positive media attention for her role in Zombieland (2009). The 2010 teen comedy Easy A was Stone's first starring role and earned her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. This breakthrough was followed by a supporting role in the commercially successful romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and then a co-starring role in the critically acclaimed drama The Help (2011).
Stone gained wider recognition for playing Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, and its sequel in 2014. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of a recovering drug addict in the black comedy-drama Birdman (2014). Her Broadway debut came in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–2015). Stone won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for playing an aspiring actress in the highly successful musical film La La Land (2016).
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Patrick Macnee





Patrick Macnee - Pencil Sketch of the Day for Friday, August 11, 2017.

Daniel Patrick Macnee (6 February 1922 – 25 June 2015) was a British film and television actor. He was best known for his role as the secret agent John Steed in the British television series The Avengers. Source: Wikipedia

Monday, July 24, 2017

Don Denkinger

Don Denkinger - Pencil Sketch of the Day for Monday, July 24, 2017

Don's brother, Bill Denkinger, was my 5th grade science teacher.

Donald Anton Denkinger, Born August 28, 1936 (age 80) in Cedar Falls, Iowa is a former Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1969 to 1998. Denkinger wore uniform number 11, when the AL adopted uniform numbers in 1980. He is best remembered for the controversial call he made at first base in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

John Heard

RIP.. John Heard (1946 - 2017) , Pencil Sketch of the Day for Sunday, July 23, 2017
John Matthew Heard Jr. (March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017) was an American film and television actor. He had lead roles in several films, including Chilly Scenes of Winter, Heart Beat, Cutter's Way, Cat People, and C.H.U.D., as well as supporting roles in After Hours, Big, Beaches, Awakenings, Rambling Rose, The Pelican Brief, My Fellow Americans, Snake Eyes, and Animal Factory. He also played Peter McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as well as appearing in Sharknado. Heard was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1999 for guest starring on The Sopranos.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Charles Bronson

 Charles Bronson - Pencil Sketch of the Day for Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; Lithuanian: Karolis Dionyzas Buńćinskis; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American film and television actor.
He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines. He had long collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson. In 1965, he was featured as Major Wolenski in Battle of the Bulge.
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