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His Incredible Song Will Give You A New Perspective On This Beloved Classic

While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle.

Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack of your childhood. Imagine your favorite films in total musical silence.

One of the most beloved songs of all is “Over The Rainbow,” which is forever tied to the story of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Because it’s a classic, artists over the years have created their own versions of the time-honored track. Take rising musician Chase Holfelder, for example. By singing the song in a minor key, he turns Dorothy’s world into something that is at once intriguing and unsettling.

It’s pretty amazing how such a simple change forces us to see one of our favorite films in an entirely new light.

To learn more about Chase Holfelder’s music, be sure to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you can’t get enough of his voice, follow him on YouTube!

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Dems propose bill requiring 10 years of tax returns for pres. candidates

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Panic mode! What’s the matter Democrats? Afraid of a fired up Mitt Romney, passionately pro-freedom and pro-American principles? That must be it, otherwise why would they continue their bizarre obsession with tax returns? All they have left is lame class warfare rhetoric and no one is buying it. The American people value success and even any silly jealousy over “Richie Rich” people pales in comparison with President Obama’s sneering contempt of business and hard-working business owners.

So, enter Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) with a last-ditch obsessive effort.

Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., introducing bill to require all presidential candidates to release 10 years of tax returns

— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) July 18, 2012

My proposal would require prez candidates to file 10 years of tax returns. http://t.co/IYHrzNal

— Ways and Means Dems (@WaysMeansCmte) July 18, 2012

More from Ways and Means Committee Democrats:

WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) is preparing legislation to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require presidential candidates to make public 10 years of tax returns and disclose overseas accounts. The legislation, to be introduced in the coming weeks, comes as Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney continues to balk at releasing a broad set of tax returns and fails to come forward with a full disclosure of accounts he has held overseas.

“The stunning lack of transparency from someone in pursuit of the highest office in the country highlights the need to change the law to require fuller disclosure,” said Rep. Levin. “For decades, presidential candidates have voluntarily provided a thorough accounting of their tax returns and finances, as they should. But we clearly cannot continue to rely solely on the willingness of a candidate to disclose fully what the public has a right to know about the candidate’s financial record.”

Rep. Levin also called on Gov. Romney to immediately release 10 years of tax returns.

“Gov. Romney must immediately release these tax returns and explain them to the American people,” said Rep. Levin. “The American people should not be left to wonder what he is not disclosing and why not. The law should enforce what is such obvious good, transparent, accountable government.”

Pitiful. The pathetic has passed rock bottom and is now burying into the earth’s core.

They will also be asking for the location of any offshore accounts. Cue the ominous Swiss music! Hey, have anything to say Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz, keeper of Swiss bankrolls? Perhaps she’s too busy to speak, what with her secret second home and secret press conferences insanely lamenting Mitt Romney’s alleged “penchant for secrecy.” The cuckoo pants and the hypocrisy are strong with this one … and others.

#AskDavidAxelrod Is it awkward in the White House to talk so much about Romney's tax returns when 36 of your staffers owe back taxes?

— matt whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 18, 2012

Of course, Democrats are under the severe delusional that this is a super awesome tactic, due to the sycophantic cheering from their media lapdog buddies. The media has breathlessly tried to make class warfare hay out of the tax returns, further exposing themselves as the lapdog-y water carriers that they are. Their hypocrisy has become a cliche: Where were the gasping pearl clutches over John Kerry’s or any Kennedy’s tax returns, for example?

Media was silent as JFK, RFK, and Teddy Kennedy refused to release any tax returns during both presidential and senate campaigns #tcot #p2

— Twain (@MaxTwain) July 18, 2012

Man, their hypocrisy has become tiresome. And obvious.

To @RealSheriffJoe and all obsessed w/ Obama's publicly released birth cert — your silence on Romney's hidden tax returns is astounding.

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) July 18, 2012

Your jackassery and insanity is astounding, Shuster.

Ezra Klein wonders if Romney won't release returns because he paid no tax some year. Probably not, but still, why?http://t.co/KyKDkMi1

— Andrew Rosenthal (@andyrNYT) July 18, 2012

By the way, how is that budget coming? And how is the unemployment rate? Everything must all be hunky-dory, huh? All our problems must be solved for you to spend your tax-payer funded time on this, right?

Keep digging, Democrats. Your desperation is showing.

Update: Their disdain for The Constitution and tax-payer funded time are also showing.

@snarkandboobs Unconstitutional on its face. @TwitchyTeam

— One Who Remembers (@lheal) July 18, 2012

But Obamacare repeal was waste of time? MT @TwitchyPolitics: Dems propose requiring 10 yrs of tax returns for prez cnd. http://t.co/fy313air

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) July 18, 2012

Senate Democrats join in.

Both House + Senate Dems proposed bills today requiring presidential candidate disclosure of tax returns + overseas accounts.

— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) July 18, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/18/pathetic-house-dems-propose-bill-requiring-10-years-of-tax-returns-for-presidential-candidates-egged-on-by-media/


This Lady Has Enough Christmas Spirit For All Of Us Combined

Every time the Christmas season rolls around and I hear bells, I get a little nostalgic.

I belonged to a handbell choir when I was in high school, and I always looked forward to playing Christmas songs during our holiday concerts. It’s been many years since I’ve made music with bells, but now I’m wishing I had this lady’s awesome outfit so I could jam out whenever the mood strikes.

Julie Sewell must love the winter holiday, because she spent hours putting together a bodysuit with 12 bells on it. Her outfit may seem a little strange at first, but it becomes seriously impressive once she starts playing “Carol of the Bells.”

Talk about coordination!

Read More: A Group Of Singers Gathered In A Train Station And Sang A Hauntingly Beautiful Hymn

Say what you will about her suit, but you can’t deny that Sewell completely nailed that performance. You go, girl!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/christmas-bell-suit/


16 Predictions Made By Incredibly Smart People That Were Insanely Wrong

Everyone likes to think that they’re smart. We all consider ourselves geniuses in our own right, and you very well might be one. Just as much as people love being seen as geniuses, however, we also hate being called out when we’re wrong. The ego can’t really take that hit.

Don’t feel bad about it, though, because some of the world’s greatest minds made bold predictions about the future that turned out to be utterly false.

1. “How, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under the deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

2. “Flying machines are impossible.” — Lord Kelvin

3. “The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.” — Associates of David Sarnoff when he suggested investing in the radio in 1921

4. “The cinema is little more than a fad.” — Charlie Chaplin

5. “There is practically no chance that communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the Unites States.” — FCC Commissioner T. Craven

6. “When the Paris Exhibition closes, the electric light will close with it and no more will be heard of it.” — Oxford professor Erasmus Wilson

7. “Fooling around with an alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.” — Thomas Edison

8. “We will never make a 32-bit operating system.” — Bill Gates

9. “There will never be a bigger plane built.” — A Boeing engineer after building a plane that held 10 people

10. “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable.” — Albert Einstein

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11. “I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.” — H.G. Wells

12. “Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years.” — Alex Lewyt, President of Lewyt vacuum cleaner company

13. “Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not.” — Sir William Preece

14. “There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, founder of Digital Equipment Corp

15. “The energy produced by the breakdown of the atom is a very poor kind of thing.” — Ernest Rutherford

16. “A rocket will never be able to leave Earth’s atmosphere.” — The New York Times, 1936

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See? You shouldn’t feel so bad if you were wrong about whatever you were wrong about. These geniuses were wrong about stuff, too! We are all idiots at certain points, so don’t worry.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wrong-predicitons/