Eder Flag in Oak Creek, Wisc. makes American flags – a huge number of them. More than five million a year, in fact. It sells 3’ by 5’ outdoor flags for $39.99 or 50’ by 80’ giant Old Glories for a little under $10,000, and flags of every size in between and the flagpoles to fly them on. What’s especially remarkable about Eder is not so much its annual sales, but who makes the flags. Most of the company’s workforce hails from around the world – Iraq, Tanzania, Mexico, Algeria, Serbia, Bosnia and other parts of the globe – people born under another flag. The Oscar-contending short documentary The Flagmakers reveals the stories of many of those who sew, assemble, package and ship for Eder. The film directed by Sharon Liese and Cynthia Wade premieres on the National Geographic Channel tonight, and launches on Disney+ on December 21. “It’s majority immigrants and refugees sewing the American flag,” Wade says, noting Eder has become the country’s largest … [Read more...] about In Oscar Contender ‘The Flagmakers,’ Immigrants And The Native Born Stitch Together Old Glory
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Rapper Jim Jones is figuring out how to deal with Uncle Sam next month, and he's considering deducting expenses on his income tax for making it rain. Well guess what, in theory he might have a fighting chance of winning. Jones is not alone. Bizzy Bone tells TMZ, "I'm giving charity to females who need their light bills paid. So, of course, that's a write-off. You write off your kids, don't you?" The Game tells TMZ ... making it rain "is good for business and promotion that comes with the lifestyle of a rapper. They bump our music in a strip club, so me giving the girls a little bit of change to shake their ass -- that comes with the business. Everybody wins." Daz Dillinger tells us, "Hell yeah. I'm going to see about getting my taxes fixed as soon as possible." And Lil' Flip tells TMZ he's actually done it ... deducted making-it-rain expenses from his taxes. So here's the deal ... There are 2 possible ways a rapper could justify deducting strip … [Read more...] about Rappers Jim Jones, The Game, Bizzy Bone — Deducting ‘Making-It-Rain’ Expenses Is Legit!!!
Dave Frishberg , a Grammy-nominated jazz songwriter, singer and pianist who wrote the Schoolhouse Rock song “I’m Just a Bill,” died Wednesday, according to a post on his Facebook page. He was 88. His wife April Magnusson said he had been battling an illness for several years. Frishberg had a long and varied career that stretched from the Greenwich Village jazz scene of the ’50s to work as a studio musician in L.A. in the ’70s, to cutting his own Grammy-nominated albums and doing music for films and TV. But his greatest fame came from his involvement with Schoolhouse Rock , a 1973-85 series of Saturday-morning shorts on ABC that used music and rhyme to help kids learn basic facts, with such memorable songs as “Elementary, My Dear” ( Multiplication Rock , 1973), “Conjunction Junction” ( Grammar Rock , 1973) and Frishberg’s “I’m Just a Bill” ( America Rock , 1975). “I’m Just a Bill” was famously spoofed on Saturday Night Live in 2014. He wrote and … [Read more...] about Dave Frishberg Dies: Jazz Musician, Writer Of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Tune ‘I’m Just A Bill’ Was 88
Getty Composite SZA finally answered the prayers of her fans, releasing her new album "S.O.S." after a nearly 5-year drought ... and her supporters' emotions are in shambles!!! Thousands of enthusiastic fans worshipped SZA as their "toxic queen" Friday on social media ... lapping up her lyrics as their new hostile gospel. Gallery Launch Gallery As the album title suggests, the TDE 1st Lady tackles a ton of alarming topics. She hits everything from admitting to getting a BBL on the opening title track, and desires to kill ex-lovers on songs "Kill Bill" and “Smokin on my Ex Pack” among those detailing other relationship drama ... which Drake helped shape back along the way. Drake and SZA dated years ago ... a fact he made public to the world via 21 Savage 's "Mr. Right Now" song back in 2020. In a new interview with Big Tigger for Audacity, SZA revisited their relationship, comparing Drake to "Regina George" from the iconic film … [Read more...] about SZA Talks Drake Relationship As Fans Rejoice In ‘Toxic S.O.S.’ Album