This is historically sad. Most of the classic silent movies in America are gone because of decay and neglect over the last century or so.
The Library of Congress has spent a couple years looking into it and they think 70% are probably lost.
Some of the most famous films considered gone are "Cleopatra", "The Great Gatsby" and "The Patriot". Also some Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Lon Chaney movies are gone too.
They say for every movie classic that is in tact, at least a half-dozen are gone.
Thanks Obama. :) It's too bad we couldn't lose 70% of the garbage Hollywood puts out today. (Just leave my Steven Seagal movies alone.)
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Glenn Beck has a new book called 'Miracles and Massacres'
Glenn came on with me live on WSYR and we talked about what you will learn from the book.
Listen to the full interview below.
Below is a clip of Sean Hannity talking to Glenn about the book.
.....important enough to want to fork over $33 for a "Superticket" to see the movie?
But wait! Here's also what you get for the price:
--See the movie a whole 2 days before everybody else can at select AMC theatres PLUS a $5 concession stand ticket for whatever
--You get a digital download of an alternative version of the first movie plus a copy of "Anchorman 2" when that comes out
Pick up your tickets at Fandango and you can attend a screening at about 60 participating AMC theatres in about 40 different cities. (Sorry Syracuse, it won't happen here.
Sometimes it pays off to live someplace else.
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That's the number of minutes after you place an order with Amazon.com and one of their "pilotless" flying vehicles (i.e. drones) will deliver the package to you! If you saw 60 Minutes over the weekend, the company CEO Jeff Bezos showcased one of his new fleet of gift deliverers.
His drones could carry packages weighing up to 5 lbs, which is perfect because that weight makes up about 85% of the company's deliveries.
Always in competition with other delivery services like FedEx and UPS, and (yawn) the Post office, Amazon's been working to compete on shipment time with better warehouse operations located near more inner cities. The company's $79/year shipping fee (called "Prime") promises unlimited 2-day shipping.
Maybe (tin hat on top of my head) this is a government plot to hide their drones inside of Amazon's flying spaceships!
Here is a clip of how it might work. Watch below.
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Our friends at Fox talked with consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch on what sites are offering the best deals on Cyber Monday
Listen to more about Cyber Monday deals with savings expert, Cheryl Jackson
More from Anne D'Innocenzio talking on WSYR about how retailers fared over the Black Friday shopping weekend and what expectations they have for Cyber Monday