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This Wednesday, December 17, 2014 we will have our Yankee Santa or Dirty Santa gift exchange.   Gifts should be around $10 and if you can afford two gifts, please bring two so we can cover the people who don’t bring one.

General Rules:

How to Play Dirty Santa

Everyone playing the game brings a wrapped gift so there is no indication about what is inside. Place the gifts together under the tree or on a table.

The host writes a number on scrap pieces of paper for every gift and places them in a basket, bowl or hat.

Each person draws a number. Getting a higher number is actually better because you will have more opened gifts to choose from.

The person with #1 picks a gift to open from the pile. The person with #2 can choose to open another package or steal the gift from #1. If a gift is stolen, the person who had it then steals from someone else or picks another gift to open.

The game continues like this until everyone takes a turn opening or stealing a gift. The last person to go can steal from anyone in the game or open the remaining gift.

Once a gift is stolen three times, it is retired from the game.

Friday (Group) Movie: 12-19-14
 
FOXCATCHER   (THREE GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE) 
 
Stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Vennesa Redgrave 
 
Showing at:  GATEWAY (US 1 & Sunrise)
 
Starts at:  7:15 PM  – meet inside lobby at 6:45 PM
 
 
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Foxcatcher
134 min.

Based on true events, ‘Foxcatcher’ tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.  
 
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). 

 

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On Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 PM at Tom Sheaffer’s house he will be showing the fourth and last film in a mini-series of gay films, the classic Brokeback Mountain.  It is the story of two cowboys who begin a loving but difficult, secretive relationship when they are working together in the mountains of Wyoming in 1963.  The film, which debuted in 2006, stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal; it was nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture, and it won the Best Director Oscar for Ang Lee.
brokeback mountain photoThere will be soft drinks. Feel free to bring light snacks to share.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE NEIGHBORS’ LAWNS. THANK YOU.
Tom Sheaffer 1810 NE 41st Street, Oakland Park 33308
Lsheaffer@aol.com. 954 990 4457

This Wednesday, December 17, 2014 we will have our Yankee Santa or Dirty Santa gift exchange.   Gifts should be around $10 and if you can afford two gifts, please bring two so we can cover the people who don’t bring one.

General Rules:

How to Play Dirty Santa

Everyone playing the game brings a wrapped gift so there is no indication about what is inside. Place the gifts together under the tree or on a table.

The host writes a number on scrap pieces of paper for every gift and places them in a basket, bowl or hat.

Each person draws a number. Getting a higher number is actually better because you will have more opened gifts to choose from.

The person with #1 picks a gift to open from the pile. The person with #2 can choose to open another package or steal the gift from #1. If a gift is stolen, the person who had it then steals from someone else or picks another gift to open.

The game continues like this until everyone takes a turn opening or stealing a gift. The last person to go can steal from anyone in the game or open the remaining gift.

Once a gift is stolen three times, it is retired from the game.

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HIV May Be Evolving Into a Weaker Virus

As HIV has evolves to evade the particulars of humans’ immune systems, it may be becoming less virulent, at least in Botswana, NPR reports. Publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers sequenced viral genes from about 2,000 women in Botswana and South Africa to compare how the ever-mutating virus evolved over time. Because the HIV epidemic began about a decade earlier in Botswana than in South Africa, this difference permitted the researchers to make inferences about how the passage of time is affecting the virus’s evolution.

The researchers found that the HIV in the women from Botswana replicated about 10 percent more slowly than the HIV in the South African women. This difference likely shifts the average time that untreated HIV would take to progress to AIDS from 10 years to 12.5 years.

To read full article CLICK HERE

On Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 PM at Tom Sheaffer’s house he will be showing the fourth and last film in a mini-series of gay films, the classic Brokeback Mountain.  It is the story of two cowboys who begin a loving but difficult, secretive relationship when they are working together in the mountains of Wyoming in 1963.  The film, which debuted in 2006, stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal; it was nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture, and it won the Best Director Oscar for Ang Lee.
brokeback mountain photoThere will be soft drinks. Feel free to bring light snacks to share.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE NEIGHBORS’ LAWNS. THANK YOU.
Tom Sheaffer 1810 NE 41st Street, Oakland Park 33308
Lsheaffer@aol.com. 954 990 4457

 

WalgreensArtAN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN EXCITING ART EXHIBIT

Walgreens is launching Well Beyond HIV, a national campaign showcasing people aging well beyond their HIV diagnosis to open dialogue, eradicate stigmas and amplify the voices, faces and stories of those over 50 living with HIV. The centerpiece of Well Beyond HIV is an art exhibition which will travel to various cities, making its first stop in Miami, Florida in January 2015.

Casting for the exhibit and the photo shoot for this will take place December 18th and 19th, 2014. If you are cast in the Well Beyond HIV campaign, you will be photographed for the exhibit and interviewed about your personal experiences aging with HIV/AIDS. While you will not be paid for your participation, you will receive a gift card and a copy of your final portrait as a thank you gift.

If you interested in being considered for this campaign, please send an email with the following information to Christine Spasoff at Christine.Spasoff@fleishman.com or call her at 312-729-3693:

1)    What is your name?

2)    How old are you?

3)    Where do you live?

4)    How long ago you were diagnosed? 

In addition to your answers to these questions, we’ll need you to email us two photographs (one close up of your face, one at least 3/4 length). Cell phone snaps are fine!

Feel free to call Christine at 312-729-3693 with any questions. Thank you! 

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