Matt Colette: A Painful Decade of School Reform (Slate)
Many of these policy shifts scale back or replace Bloomberg initiatives; others are de Blasio's own signature programs. But they ultimately send a clear message to teachers: No matter how good or bad it might sound, don't expect any reform to stick around for long.
Neil Gaiman at the Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 2015 (YouTube)
One of the words that most accurately describes Douglas Adams' works is "timeless". In his lecture on "Immortality and Douglas Adams", Neil Gaiman will speak about the enduring nature of Adams' vision and imagination, the impact of the internet and eBooks on storytelling as a whole, and why stories can sometimes outlive us all.
With Six You Get Eggroll was directed by Howard "Howie" Morris, who is probably better remembered for his role on The Andy Griffith Show as a rock-throwing, over the top "mountain man". What is the name of this eccentric character?
Howard "Howie" Morris (September 4, 1919 - May 21, 2005) was an American comic actor and director who was best known for his role in The Andy Griffith Show as Ernest T. Bass.
Although Morris was a classically trained Shakespearean actor, he is best remembered for playing the wily and over the top "mountain man" character Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show.
Morris directed Doris Day in her final film With Six You Get Eggroll in 1968. Other films he directed were Don't Drink the Water and Who's Minding the Mint?Source
He was always surprised by his notoriety because he only appeared five times as Ernest T. Bass. Mountain Wedding/29 April, '63; E.T.B. Joins the Army/14 October, '63; My Fair E.T.B./3 February, '64; The Education of E.T.B./12 October, '64; Malcom at the Crossroads/27 September, '65.
Calamity Lois Of Oregon was first, and correct, with:
Today's answer is Ernest T. Bass. I
P.S. I want to thank the people of Canada for altering their
$5 notes to bear the face of Spock. At least THEY have a
sense of humor.
Ernest T. Bass
Alan J wrote:
Ernest T. Bass
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
Ernest T. Bass was a fictional character on the American TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. He was played by Howard Morris.
I didn't even have to look this one up, Marty.
The answer is
Ernest T. Bass
"If I'd a-seed you was comin'
I'd a-knowed what to do
I'd a-rizzed both arms
And I'd a-wove at "
You might run
An you might run fast
But not fast enuff
ta catch Ernest T. Bass
Mark D. Bass (no relation -- my wife wouldn't let me name our son Ernest T.) wrote:
"You ain't seen the last of Ernest T. Bass!"
Ernest T. Bass - I looked it up because I didn't pay a lot of attention to it as a kid.
A year already? Sigh. The world is still a lesser place.
Ernest T. Bass
Ernest T. Bass
DJ Useo answered:
Howard Morris played "Ernest T. Bass". He was such a funny actor, imho.
I wish his performances from "Your Show of Shows" were available.
Many has been the time I was surprised to see his name listed as the director
of a show I was watching. Last time it was Hogan's Heroes, I think.
Ernest T. Bass, a rock-throwing, over the top "mountain man".
Thank you, Marty for the quiet tribute that I heard very clearly!
I tried to post on bartcop.com, but couldn't, file was locked.
Bart printed some of my email and made me feel very proud.
I found your link there, and have been reading ever since.
Can't forget a great big thank you to Mrs. Bart, for sharing him with us!
Here's what I tried to post on bartcop.com:
Can't believe it's been a year. I miss the page, but I try to keep up with Marty's Entertainment page (Definitely worth a look!) I keep Terry's picture on my phone and computer. When I show it to people, they ask if he is my brother. Well, we're both from the St. Louis area, and nearly the same age. I stayed here, ol' Bart went west. Terry made a difference. (definitely a compliment!)
If you do the FaceBook thing, there's a BartCop page.
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But, yeah, a year. Sigh.
As you all know the untimely passing of Terry was unexpected, even by
him. We all knew he had cancer but we all thought he had some years
left. So some of us who have worked closely with him over the years are
scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. My job, among other
things, is to establish communications with the Bartcop community and
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this, or if you are one of Bart's pillars, should send an email to
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CBS begins the night with a FRESH'The Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNDave (from 2/3/15) are Dr. Phil McGraw, Robin Tunney, and Diana Krall.
Scheduled on a FRESHLate, Late Show, with this week's middle-aged white guy guest host, Drew Carey, are Ben McKenzie, Lennon Parham, and Brendon Walsh.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'The Night Shift', followed by 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 2/5/15) are Will Smith, Rosamund Pike, and Jack White.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 2/24/15) are the cast of "Parks and Recreation".
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/4/15) are Ben Barnes, the Re-Licked Project, and Hannah New.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by a FRESH'In An Instant'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 2/25/15 Will Smith, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Sam Hunt.
The CW offers a FRESH'Hart Of Dixie', followed by a RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then another RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.
Faux has a FRESH'World's Funniest Fails', followed by a FRESH'Glee'.
MY has an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.
AMC offers the movie 'Braveheart', followed by the movie 'Pale Rider', then the movie 'Blazing Saddles'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 25 - In Theory
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 26 - Redemption (Part 1)
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Redemption (Part 2)
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 3 - Robot of Sherwood
[12:00PM] Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 6 - The Grey Sisters
[1:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited UK - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Momma Cherri's
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 10 - Sante La Brea
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 14 - Chappy's
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 4 - The Outrageous Okona
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 5 - Loud as a Whisper
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 6 - The Schizoid Man
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Unnatural Selection
[8:00PM] A Knight's Tale
[11:00PM] Broadchurch - Season 2 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] A Knight's Tale
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 5 - Loud as a Whisper
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 6 - The Schizoid Man
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Unnatural Selection (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', another 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Bravo's First Looks', and the movie 'The Bourne Identity'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', 'Key & Peele', another 'Key & Peele', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', and the movie 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5'.
FX has the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty', followed by the movie 'Argo'.
History has 'American Pickers', 'Legend Of The Superstition Mountains', another 'Legend Of The Superstition Mountains', and still another 'Legend Of The Superstition Mountains'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ALISON BRIE
[6:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CRAIG ROBINSON WEARS A BORDEAUX BUTTON DOWN AND DARK JEANS
[6:45AM] DARK FLOORS
[8:30AM] BOILER ROOM
[11:15AM] DANCE OF THE DEAD
[3:15PM] BOILER ROOM
[6:00PM] THE RUM DIARY
[8:45PM] BURN AFTER READING
[11:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAX SHEPARD WEARS A HEATHER GREY SHIRT AND BLACK BLAZER
[11:30PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-NICK OFFERMAN WEARS A GREEN FLANNEL SHIRT AND BROWN BOOTS
[12:00AM] THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS
[2:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAX SHEPARD WEARS A HEATHER GREY SHIRT AND BLACK BLAZER
[2:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-LIZZY CAPLAN WEARS ALL BLACK AND POWDER BLUE ESPADRILLES
[3:00AM] THE RUM DIARY
[5:45AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-FIRST LOOK AT SEASON TWO (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Heels
[6:15AM] The Ledge
[8:30AM] To Rome With Love
[11:00AM] Little Children
[2:00PM] The Happening
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Benevolence
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Sweeps
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Bait
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Flight
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Agony
[9:00PM] Exiled: A Law & Order Movie
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Scrambled
[12:00AM] The Returned-Adèle
[1:15AM] The Returned-La Horde
[2:30AM] Panic Room
[5:00AM] Loredana, Esq.-Dirty Talk and Stolen Identities (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Daybreakers', followed by a FRESH'12 Monkeys', then a FRESH'Helix'.
Jason Alexander, from left, Michael Richards and Jerry Seinfeld attend the Inaugural Los Angeles Baby Buggy Fatherhood Lunch at Palm Restaurant on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, an official said. He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.
The actor's single-engine plane went down at about 2:30 p.m. in LA's Venice area, authorities said.
The pilot was breathing and conscious when he was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in fair to moderate condition, Los Angeles fire officials said.
The 72-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" actor is an aviation enthusiast who often flies out of the Santa Monica Airport. Penmar Golf Course, where the crash happened, is just west of a runway there.
The plane appeared to be a World War II-era vintage training plane. It was mostly intact after the wreck, and Ford was the only person aboard.
Actor and singer Jared Leto arrives at Balmain's ready-to-wear fall-winter 2015/2016 fashion collection, part of the Paris Fashion week, and presented in Paris, France, Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Photo by Francois Mori
Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a New York company selling granola called Haulin' Oats.
The pop music duo has sued Brooklyn-based Early Bird Foods in federal court. They're accusing the company of violating trademark protections with its "phonetic play on Daryl Hall and John Oates' well-known brand name."
The suit asks the court to order Early Bird Foods to stop using the Haulin' Oats name on packages of granola. It also says the company should hand over any profits made off the brand.
Hall and Oates are best known for decades-old hits like "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," ''Sara Smile" and "Rich Girl."
US actor Martin Sheen poses for photographers on arrival to the' We Day UK', at Wembley Arena, in west London, Thursday, March 5, 2015. With 12,000 students and teachers in attendance from more than 550 schools, We Day celebrates the potential of young people to implement local and global changes.
Photo by Joel Ryan
They have fighter jet-type accelerations, custom-made interiors and seven-figure price tags: "supercars" are centre stage at the Geneva Motor Show, even as one of its legendary stars is bowing out.
The last Bugatti Veyron ever to be made has pride of place at the show for auto enthusiasts to bid farewell after the brand announced last month that it had sold the 450th and final model of the car with its 16-cylinder monster engine that produces up to 1,200 horsepower.
"With the Veyron we created a modern icon, and this show is an opportunity to put the car on a pedestal and celebrate, and say thank you to everyone involved, and close the chapter," Stefan Brungs, Bugatti's head of sales, told AFP.
Since the Veyron was unveiled to the world at the beginning of the 2000s, competitors have rushed to carve out a place in this exclusive world of cars that only the ultra-rich can afford.
Protesters shut down the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz on Thursday, police said, on the fourth day of demonstrations that organizers said were over planned tuition hikes as well as police brutality.
Starting at dawn, demonstrators blocked a key intersection leading to the campus, the Santa Cruz police department said.
The demonstration was still going on late in the afternoon, the university said.
The protests started on Monday as part of a nationwide call to "stand up for free public education and shut down the racist, classist, corporate militarized police state," according to a Facebook page hosted by a group calling itself Liberate our Education.
Miguel Ferrer, from left, Eric Christian Olsen, Renée Felice Smith, Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, LL Cool J, and Barrett Foa pose at the ceremony honoring O'Donnell with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and entertainment: "duang."
It's not a word, but a sound he made in an old TV commercial meaning something like "ta-da!" A new mash-up video of the old ad has made "duang" a trending topic on China's social media.
The sound began circulating days before the rubberstamp legislature was called into session this week, and some observers see it as a way for the public to question the credibility of delegates and express dissatisfaction with the political system. Chan, now a quasi-politician appointed to a legislative advisory panel, has been singled out not only because of his celebrity status but for his reputation among many Chinese as someone who has been mercenary in aligning himself politically with China's Communist Party to tap the mainland's movie market.
Chan used the sound in a 2004 infomercial to sell shampoo. In the ad, he maintains there was no "duang" - or special effects - to make his hair look blacker, shinier and softer, but that the shampoo itself was responsible. Authorities later ruled that the commercial made false claims, and Chan's reputation suffered.
Chan has been a polarizing figure on his own as well. In 2009, he spoke against freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan, saying, "The Chinese need to be supervised, or they will do whatever they please." Last year, he spoke against Hong Kong's democracy protests. In 2013, Beijing appointed Chan to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, or CPPCC, the highest advisory body to the national legislature.
Models wear creations for Indian fashion designer Manish Arora's fall-winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, as part of the Paris Fashion Week, and presented in Paris, France, Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Photo by Christophe Ena
A Canadian charged for refusing to give border agents his smartphone passcode was expected Thursday to become the first to test whether border inspections can include information stored on devices.
Alain Philippon, 38, risks up to a year in prison and a fine of up to Can$25,000 (US$20,000) if convicted of obstruction.
He told local media that he refused to provide the passcode because he considered information on his smartphone to be "personal."
Philippon was transiting through the port city of Halifax on his way home from a Caribbean vacation on Monday when he was selected for an in-depth exam.
"(It's) one thing for them to inspect it, another thing for them to compel you to help them," Rob Currie, director of the Law and Technology Institute at Dalhousie University, told public broadcaster CBC.
A scan image of the skeletal remains of a mummified monk, shown on a television monitor, is reflected in the glass display than holds the statue, at the Natural History Museum in Budapest March 4, 2015. A Buddha statue from China that conceals the remains of a monk who turned himself into a mummy almost a millennium ago is the centerpiece of an exhibition in Budapest. Visitors to the popular "Mummy World" exhibition at the Natural History Museum see a golden statue of a sitting Buddha, about four-foot (1.2-m) tall.
Photo by Bernadett Szabo
Archaeologists working in the dense jungle of Honduras have found dozens of artifacts at a site where they believe twin cities from an ancient civilization once thrived, the head of the country's anthropology institute said on Wednesday.
The artifacts unearthed at the site, in the eastern Mosquitia region of Honduras, point to a civilization with advanced artistic and engineering skills and are distinct from ancient Mayan cites also known to the region, said Virgilio Paredes, head of the national anthropology and history institute.
Paredes said 52 objects, including mostly-buried stone sculptures resembling men and jaguars as well as the remains of a pyramid and other structures, have been identified by a team of specialists from the United States and Honduras.
He said it is not clear if the discovery is related to the mythical White City first mentioned by Spanish colonizers in the 16th century or the lost "City of the Monkey God" popularized by American explorer Theodore Morde who claimed he made the discovery in the same region of Honduras in 1939.
The pre-Colombian ruins are believed to date from between 1,000 and 1,200 A.D. and were first detected in 2012 using aerial mapping techniques.
Von Bargen died Sunday in the Cincinnati area, Harry Gilligan, owner of Gilligan Funeral Homes, confirmed Thursday. Gilligan said he couldn't provide the cause of death, names of relatives or any other information. WLWT-TV in Cincinnati first reported the death.
Von Bargen made headlines in 2012 when he called 911 after shooting himself in the temple. He told police he was supposed to go to a hospital that day to have some toes amputated because of diabetes complications and had already had one leg amputated. He said he was feeling depressed before he shot himself.
No funeral services were scheduled, Gilligan said.
A staff holds a koala bear as is shown to the public for the first time at the zoo in Budapest March 5, 2015. The zoo received two koala bears, Vobara and Nur-Nuru-Bin, from Belgium and Germany.
Photo by Laszlo Balogh
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