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Conway denies Trump campaign ties to Russia figure
By DAVID COHEN

Donald Trump’s campaign manager said Sunday that Carter Page, whose nebulous ties with Russia are under scrutiny, is not connected to the Trump campaign.

“He’s certainly not part of the campaign I’m running,” said Kellyanne Conway on Sunday to host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Conway also said of Page: “I have not spoken with him at all, in fact, meaning he’s not part of our national security or foreign policy briefings that we do now at all, certainly not since I have become campaign manager.”

Tapper cited reports that Page — who Trump mentioned earlier this year as one of his foreign policy experts — has been meeting with Russian officials, essentially attempting to conduct diplomatic negotiations with the Russian government. Page has spoken publicly against economic restrictions imposed on Russia by the West.

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A Dinosaur Enthusiast™ told me this little mnemonic at ECCC this year and I’ve been trying to figure out a way to use it ever since then! I’ve seen a bunch of dino art because of Jurassic World (yay!) and although most people know that Jurassic Park dinos are naked and should have feathers, their poor broken wrists are often looked over. Remember, raptors (and other theropods) were clappers, not tappers!

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I bet you didn’t know Steve Martin can Tap dance…


“Fit as a Fiddle” with Steve Martin & Gregory Hines

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The ever Dapper Fred Astaire! Happy Birthday! May 10th, 1899


“I Won’t Dance” from Roberta

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Being A Dancer

By Jessa Barron

Dance has been a major on and off again part of my life since I was 5. Growing up, I tried basketball, I tried soccer, and several other sports, but dance is the only sport I stuck with. I’ve finally gotten back to it, after almost 4 years, and feel a huge void in my life is filled. These are the things I’ve learned about life from being a dancer.

1. Everything in life is about balance.

Mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. When I’m dancing, I feel balanced and at ease. All of my other worries seem to disappear in that moment. And when I’m done dancing, I feel a huge relief from life’s problems. I could be having the worst day, or the worst week, and dancing somehow makes it all better. I am 100% focused on learning and perfecting the choreography. Nothing else in the world matters. Having an escape from reality is vital to your sanity.

2. Perfectionism is key

Some may say this is a bad thing, but I would disagree. Dancers rehearse the same choreography over and over again, because we want it to be perfect. We get yelled at by choreographers for not doing it “full out,” and rightfully so. If you don’t do it full out in rehearsals, you won’t do it full out at the performance. You cannot be lazy in life. You have to give everything your all. Like Ron Swanson says, “Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.”

3. Having thick skin is necessary to survive

If you’ve never had a dance instructor or choreographer yell at you, you are learning from the wrong person. I’ve had ballet teachers put me on the verge of tears before, and I’m glad they did it. Do not ever complain that a choreographer is being too harsh on you or your team. It means that they care. And you will thank them for this later in life, because you will learn how to take criticism.

4. Knowing when to ask for help and when to help others

Dance is super competitive. Someone will always have more experience than you, and that is okay. Learn from these people. It is important in life to not be too prideful. You learn nothing when you ask nothing. Alternatively, there will be people who you have more experience than. Help these people. Encourage them and uplift them. You will attract the right people in life if you are selfless and compassionate.

5. Love yourself above all else

Unfortunately, I have known some girls to quit ballet because they felt too much pressure to be thinner. But there is no “proper size” in dance. And ballet isn’t always necessarily that strict. There will always be someone skinnier than you, bigger than you, shorter than you, and taller than you. But you will learn to love yourself and your body. You rehearse for hours a day, in front of huge mirrors, focusing only on yourself, and the way your body is moving. It does wonders for your self-esteem, if you let it. If you know any dancers, you know that we are some of the most confident people, and we are extremely comfortable with the skin we’re in.

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Mario is sharing the story of how he played the bad guy the first time in Donkey Kong Jr. I imagine that Mario understands bad guys better than any hero since he played as one. Being both a good guy and bad guy, he’s friends with everyone. He even played as the damsel in distress more than once, and can understand the helpless characters just as well. He really is an all around kind of guy.