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Nov 27, 2008

Day 82: OBEY Giant

The OBEY Giant is a street art icon created by the artist Shepard Fairey. It started out as a street art campaign called "Andre the Giant Has a Posse", based on an image of the wrestler Andre the Giant the artist created in 1986. Over time the artwork has been reused in a number of ways and has become a worldwide movement, and stylistically and semantically evolved into the OBEY Giant.

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Nov 24, 2008

Day 81: Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (1940 – 1973) was an American-born martial artist, philosopher, instructor, martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do combat form. He was widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the twentieth century and a cultural icon. He was also the father of actor Brandon Lee and of actress Shannon Lee.

Lee was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in Hong Kong. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West.

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Nov 20, 2008

Day 80: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) was a Mexican painter, who has achieved great international popularity. She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as by European influences that include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits that symbolically express her own pain and sexuality. In 1929 Kahlo married the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Her "Blue" house in Coyoacán, Mexico City is a museum, donated by Diego Rivera upon his death in 1957.

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Nov 17, 2008

Day 79: Max (Where the Wild Things Are)

Max is the protagonist of the children's picture book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. The book is about the imaginary adventures of Max, a young boy who is punished for "making mischief" by being sent to his room without supper. Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters various mythical creatures, the wild things. Although just ten sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a classic of American illustrated children's literature.

Written in 1963, it was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964.

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Nov 6, 2008

Special update: Barack Obama (from Day 62)

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the Junior United States Senator from Illinois, and the President-elect of the United States of America. He will take office as the forty-fourth President of the United States on January 20, 2009. Obama is the first African American to be elected President of the United States, and was the first to be nominated for President by a major U.S. political party.

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Nov 4, 2008

Day 78: Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong was a Chinese military and political leader who led the Communist Party of China to victory against the Kuomintang in the Chinese Civil War, and was the leader of the People’s Republic of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Regarded as one of the most important figures in modern world history, and named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, Mao remains a controversial figure to this day, mainly due to his socio-political programs, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. However, Mao is generally held in high regard in mainland China where he is often portrayed as a great revolutionary and strategist who eventually defeated Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek in the Chinese Civil War and transformed the country into a major power through his policies.

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