Tom Danehy: Tom worries about a DeVos' world of vouchers that supports values rather than laws (Tucson Weekly)
Please know that I do not believe that Betsy DeVos should not be Secretary of Education because she's stupid (which she is). Lots and lots of stupid people of all political stripes have been in government over the years. Some, free from the bonds of having to think deep thoughts, have actually enjoyed a little success. In fact, I'm not even all that worked up about DeVos pushing the same old tired (and racism-tinged) school vouchers. What really worries me about her is that talks a lot about a country that is determined by "values" and not by laws. And you can just guess whose values she's talking about.
"The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'" is a song written by Shel Silverstein and first recorded by American rock group Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Produced by Ron Haffkine and released in 1972, it was the band's third single and peaked at number six on the U.S. pop chart for two weeks on March 17-24, 1973.
The song satirizes success in the music business; the song's narrator laments that his band, despite having the superficial attributes of a successful rock star (including drug usage, "teenage groupies, who'll do anything we say" and a frenetic guitar solo) has been unable to "get their pictures/on the cover of the Rolling Stone".
As the song was riding high on the charts, the magazine acquiesced to Dr. Hook's request -- sort of. The March 29, 1973 cover of Rolling Stone did feature the band, but in caricature, rather than in a photograph. Also, the group's name was not used; instead the caption read simply, "What's-Their-Names Make the Cover."
mj was first and correct with:
He wanted them
To put his picture on the cover of the magazine, The Rolling Stone.
Well we're big rock singers we got golden fingers
and we're loved everywhere we go
we sing about beauty and we sing about truth
at ten thousand dollars a show
We take all kinds of pills to give us all kinds of thrills
but the thrill we've never known
is the thrill that'll getcha when you get your picture
on the cover of the Rolling Stone!
Rolling Stone (wanna see my picha onna cover)
Stone (gonna buy five copies for my mother)
Stone (wanna see my smiling face)
On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone!
Alan J said:
To be on the cover of The Rolling Stone.
The band's plea was for the Rolling Stone to put their picture on the cover. There was a country 'answer song' by Buck Owens, called On the Cover of the Music City News.
David of Moon Valley responded:
i'm gonna take a wild ass guess at...put them 'On the Cover of Rolling Stone'...
To be on 'The Cover of Rolling Stone'.
I'm relying on my (sometimes) faulty memory: They wanted to be on the cover of the Rolling Stone.
Continued dry and warm, with flowers springing forth daily, in a rush to bloom and reproduce ASAP. It's kind of overwhelming, and really beautiful.
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show wanted to see their picture on the cover of
the Rolling Stone.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
Dr. Hook's song was about ...
"the thrill that'll getcha
when you get your picture
"On the Cover of the Rolling Stone".
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
To be on the cover of Rolling Stone Maazine
John I from Hawai`i says,
Dave in Tucson answered:
"We keep getting richer but we can't get our "pitcher" on the cover of the Rolling Stone"
Though they did eventually make the cover. Probably because of that song.
Billy in Cypress said:
That is an easy one from one of my favorite bands and song writers: "get their pictures/on the cover of the Rolling Stone". They have had a lot of great songs, but I believe this one got the most attention by piggy-backing on the RS. I personally want to see pictures on the cover of magazines and newspapers worldwide of CpPDJT-ID (and his gang) in prison.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'MacGyver', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Susan Sarandon, Joey McIntyre, and Robert Klein.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 1/31/17) are Sting and Johnny Galecki.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Grimm', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Samuel L. Jackson, Dakota Fanning, and Ed Sheeran.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 3/20/17) are Will Forte, Jay Bilas, Chris Hayes, and Charlie Benante.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/28/17) are Kurt Braunohler, the Appleseed Cast, and Desus & Mero.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Dr. Ken', then a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 3/22/17) are Bill Hader, America Ferrera, and Imagine Dragons.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Originals', followed by a FRESH'Reign'.
Faux has a FRESH'Rosewood', followed by a FRESH'Sleepy Hollow'.
MY recycles an old 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by another old 'American Ninja Warrior'.
A&E has 'Live PD', followed by a FRESH'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH'Live PD'.
AMC offers the movie 'Sherlock Holmes', followed by the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 15-Pen Pals
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 16-Q Who
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 17-Samaritan Snare
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 18-Up the Long Ladder
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 19-Manhunt
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 20-The Emissary
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 21-Peak Performance
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 22-Shades of Gray
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1-Evolution
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-The Ensigns of Command
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-Is There in Truth No Beauty?
[5:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Spectre of the Gun
[6:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Day of the Dove
[7:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
[8:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Tholian Web
[9:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Plato's Stepchildren
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES -,SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-Is There in Truth No Beauty?
[12:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Spectre of the Gun
[1:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Day of the Dove
[2:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
[3:40AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Tholian Web
[4:50AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Plato's Stepchildren (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has the movie 'Mean Girls', followed by the movie 'Miss Congeniality'.
Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'South Park', followed by the movie 'Scary Movie 5'.
FX has the movie '2 Guns', followed by the movie 'Battleship'.
History has 'American Pickers', followed by the movie 'Fury'.
[6:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL -I'm Gleaning My Coven
[7:00AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL -Spider Walk With Me
[7:30AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
[9:45AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
[11:45AM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE
[1:45PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS
[4:00PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER
[6:00PM] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD
[8:00PM] MORTAL KOMBAT
[10:15PM] MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION
[12:15AM] THE PUNISHER
[3:00AM] SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D
[5:00AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL -Spider Walk With Me
[5:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL -Level Boss (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] The Bob Newhart Show -I Owe It All to You ... But Not That Much
[6:35AM] The Bob Newhart Show -His Busiest Season
[7:10AM] The Bob Newhart Show -Let's Get Away From It Almost
[7:45AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show -Bess, You Is My Daughter Now
[8:20AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show -Divorce Isn't Everything
[8:55AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show -Keep Your Guard Up
[12:30PM] Indecent Proposal
[3:00PM] Law & Order -Extended Family
[4:00PM] Law & Order -Right to Counsel
[5:00PM] Law & Order -Night and Fog
[6:00PM] Law & Order -Promises to Keep
[7:00PM] Law & Order -Conduct Unbecoming
[8:00PM] Law & Order -Girlfriends
[9:00PM] Law & Order -Pro Se
[10:00PM] Law & Order -Homesick
[11:00PM] Law & Order -Causa Mortis
[12:00AM] Law & Order -I.D.
[1:00AM] Law & Order -Good Girl
[2:00AM] Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo -Mucho Mojo
[3:00AM] Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo -Ticking Mojo
[4:00AM] Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo -Holy Mojo
[5:00AM] Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo -Mucho Mojo (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Zombieland', followed by the movie 'Pompeii'.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, right, poses for press in court in Moscow, Russia, March 30, 2017. Navalny attends a court hearing on his appeal. Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
By now you're more than familiar with Trump University, the highly derided, not-accredited, for-profit institution that was in the news late last year when then-President-elect Donald Trump settled three lawsuits for a reported $25 million. But what you're about to familiarize yourself with is Burns University, which is affiliated with Trump University by means of direct parody.
Sunday's episode of The Simpsons (8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox) takes you inside the world of Burns University, which Mr. Burns founds after he becomes disillusioned with his alma mater, Yale (Class of 1914!), and starts his own for-profit university, where Homer is hired as a professor. Neil Degrasse Tyson, Ken Jennings, Suze Orman, and Robert McKee are among those lending voices to the episode, as is Jason Alexander, who plays Bourbon Verlander, the deceptively wicked inventor of for-profit colleges. "He has a very evil scheme that is a little reminiscent of the film Ex Machina, where he has an army of androids built to capture all the student loans that the government is giving out," Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told EW last summer .
Burns explains that his students land such plum jobs as an "elder care associate," "museum manager, nighttime," or "TV recapper," and that they can even print their degrees on their computer "out of the sight of the law." As Burns sums up, "I made a billion dollars through ruthless backstabbing, but now for no apparent reason, I seem to be helping young people."
Crayola has retired one of the colors from its classic 24-pack early and hearts are breaking.
Last week, the art supply company announced it would be canning a crayon on March 31 (a.k.a. National Crayon Day), but because the company likes to toy with our emotions, they cast off the weakest link Thursday afternoon.
Say goodbye to Crayola's beloved Dandelion.
A spokesperson from Crayola told Mashable that the gold-colored crayon's early departure was due to "a case of wanderlust" and "an adventurous spirit," and though the crayon seems pretty jazzed in its retirement video, we can bet if it'd been given the choice that good old Dandelion crayon wouldn't want to part from its BFFs of over 100 years.
Letters written by Jackie Kennedy to a British diplomat rejecting his marriage proposal years after the assassination of her husband, US president John F. Kennedy, were sold in a London auction on Wednesday.
The correspondence between Kennedy and David Ormsby Gore, Britain's ambassador to the US during Kennedy's presidency, show her explaining her reasons for not wishing to wed the former diplomat.
"We have known so much & shared & lost so much together -- Even if it isn't the way you wish now -- I hope that bond of love and pain will never be cut," she wrote to Ormsby Gore after his proposal in 1968.
"You are like my beloved beloved brother -- and mentor -- and the only original spirit I know -- as you were to Jack," she added.
The letters are part of a larger cache of papers found at Ormsby Gore's family home, including correspondence from John F. Kennedy and British prime ministers, which was sold for £100,000 ($124,000, 116,000 euros) at Bonhams auction house in London.
Italian conservators Denise Invamoto and Valentina Gatto at work restoring the ceiling of the 18th century Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich on march 30, 2017. The hall described as the 'Sistine Chapel of the UK' will be open for a series of ceiling tours to the public as restoration work continues over the next two years on the ceiling.
Photo by Stephen Lock
A mysterious carving of a woman's face has been discovered at the church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier married in 1953, the church announced Wednesday.
St. Mary's Church in Newport is being restored. The carving was discovered recently when a large organ was dismantled, revealing decorative columns, said the Rev. Kris von Maluski.
Maluski believes it's Mary Magdalene. Her face is split between two columns that face each other, forming a line with carvings of the 12 apostles in the choir loft.
The carving dates back more than 160 years to when the church was built. Maluski is contacting churches also designed by architect Patrick Keely at that time to see if they have a similar carving and know its identity.
The church is restoring the organ and replacing the casework and pipes with parts that fit into the space and match the Gothic style of the church. The organ will now be redesigned so there's a seven-inch gap to see the face, Maluski said.
To Publish Browsing History Of U.S. Representatives
Cards Against Humanity
'The creator of the popular card game Cards Against Humanity has pledged to purchase and publish the internet browsing history of members of Congress who voted to repeal an Obama-era protection that prevented internet service providers from collecting and selling users' personal information.
Max Temkin issued the threat earlier this week after the Senate voted to roll back the privacy protections for your browsing data. "If this shit passes I will buy the browser history of every congressman and congressional aide and publish it," Temkin wrote on Twitter.
Temkin will have his chance to make good on his threat, as the U.S. House of Representatives followed in the footsteps of the Senate by voting primarily on party lines to repeal the Broadband Consumer Privacy Act. The bill now heads to the desk of President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.
However, it's worth noting that this likely isn't possible. In most cases, data is at least somewhat anonymized-though often not anonymized enough for the liking of the privacy minded. The Telecommunications Act explicitly prohibits companies from sharing "individually identifiable" information, save for a couple specific situations.
The new broadband privacy bill effectively killed off protections put in place by the Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of Barack Obama-appointee Tom Wheeler that would have required ISPs to ask for permission before collecting any sensitive information including web browsing history.
A claw prepares to collect garbage to be fed to the incinerator at the Lujishan Waste Incineration Power Plant which began operations in 2013 and today processes 3,000 tons of household waste or equivalent to 1/8 of Beijing's total in Beijing, China, March 30, 2017.
Photo by Ng Han Guan
In a world where legal cannabis is becoming an increased reality, it's important for the industry to be able to guarantee consistency in flavour and strength across varying strains.
To do so, scientists set out to identify the cannabis genes responsible for giving strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavours - in much the same way that grape genes were studied by the wine industry.
The University of British Columbia researchers identified 30 terpene synthase genes - fragrant molecules generally known as terpenes - that contribute to the production of natural products like limonene, myrcene, and pinene in the cannabis plants.
The limonene compound produces a lemon-like flavour and myrcene produces the dank, earthy flavour characteristic of purple kush," said graduate student Judith Booth, who was collaborating with professor Jorg Bohlmann of UBC and Jonathan Page, who founded the cannabis testing and biotechnology company Anandia Labs.
The researchers also found the gene that produces the signature terpene of cannabis, beta-caryophyllene, which like THC and CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in human cells.
Carl's Jr.'s new ads, from creative agency 72Fast food restaurant chains Carl's Jr and Hardees, both owned by holding CKE Restaurants, is re-steering its marketing to focus on food - a u-turn from its memorably racy and sometimes offensive ads.
In a new ad the fictional Carl Hardee Sr. arrives in the headquarters of Carl's Jr. to remove his son, responsible for the risque ads of the restaurant's past, from the helm of the company.
In real life, it's actually CKE Restaurant's CEO Andrew Puzder who is retiring in April, after withdrawing his nomination in February 2017 from becoming labor secretary in US President Trump's (R-Oink) administration. Carl's Jr. made a name for itself with attention-grabbing marketing, including model Charlotte McKinney in a Super Bowl ad walking through a market in a bikini, Paris Hilton washing a car while eating a burger, and Emily Ratajkowski fighting with Sara Underwood over space on a barbecue .
In a 2015 interview with Entrepreneur, Puzder explained his thinking behind the ads of old: "I like our ads. I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it's very American," he said. "I used to hear: 'Brands take on the personality of the CEO'. And I rarely thought that was true, but I think this one [referring to the Super Bowl ad starring Charlotte McKinney], in this case, it kind of did take on my personality."
A woman looks at the audio visual installation 'Hello World!' by Christopher Baker during a press day to promote the upcoming exhibition 'From Selfie to Self-Expression' at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Britain March 30, 2017.
Photo by Stefan Wermuth
Manatees are no longer an endangered species, US officials said Thursday, declaring success after decades of efforts to rebuild the population of the chubby sea cows in Florida and the Caribbean region.
The population of West Indian manatees in Florida is now around population of 6,620, "a dramatic turnaround from the 1970s, when just a few hundred individuals remained," said a statement from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Manatees are now considered "threatened," meaning they are protected under the Endangered Species Act but are no longer considered in imminent danger of extinction throughout their range.
The decision applies to West Indian manatees, which includes the Florida manatee subspecies, found in the southeastern United States.
It also applies to the Antillean manatee, found in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Greater and Lesser Antilles.
Do you burn with rage every time you read a tweet from Donald Trump (R-Grifter)?
Then we have the machine for you.
It automatically prints out the president's tweets, grabs them with a robotic arm, burns them with a lighter, and then deposits the remains in an ash tray. The videos are then posted to the "Burned Your Tweet" account on Twitter.
The account has tweeted out four videos since starting on Tuesday morning. Seeing as Trump has tweeted nearly 35,000 times, we assume it's going to be very, very busy in the future.
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