Courtney Lindley: 11 Reasons Deadpool Is Actually A Feminist Hero (Bustle)
In the beginning of the film, Wade Wilson (before turning into Deadpool) the mercenary takes a job getting a pizza boy to stop stalking a girl by threatening him. Though Deadpool's quick to point out he's not any type of "hero" - and though violence shouldn't be the answer - the act is still rooted in Deadpool's desire to stand up for women. Later in the film, when his girlfriend Vanessa gets assaulted in a bar, Deadpool shows that his policy for sexual harassment has zero tolerance.
A shoe phone is a shoe that has a telephone within it. Though there is no specific evidence that spies or those involved in espionage actually used shoe phones, they were popularised by fictional spies in television shows, most notably the television series Get Smart. Modern mobile phone technology has allowed for the development and production of working shoe phones.
The most famous example of a shoe phone in fiction is that of the television show Get Smart. The use of a shoe phone is a gimmick of the show's main character, Maxwell Smart (played by Don Adams), a secret agent who has need to conceal a communication device in his shoe.
The device had a removable sole which allowed access to a telephone handset. Like many gadgets depicted in the series, the shoe phone was a parody of communication gadgets in James Bond films which were themselves often fantastical.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
Gave new meaning to foot in mouth
He had a shoe phone.
Roy P replied:
Don 's shoe was a phone and perhaps the first "sole" phone.
Get Smart! One of my favorite shows from the 60s.
Maxwell Smart's shoe was also a phone. Sorry about that, but it's much cooler to talk to your watch than your shoe. Otherwise a funny show.
After 92 degrees yesterday we're back into seasonal temps for a while. Those who think they can read the weather are speaking of the R word. I'll believe it when I see it.
Daniel in The City answered:
Time Loop Lois Of Oregon replied:
Oh, god, how I miss the 60's. As bad it was it was SO MUCH BETTER than now. At least then we all thought we still had a future, AND we had GREAT T.V! "Get Smart" was magnificent and Don Adams was HOT! That's right, I said it! And, like "Star Trek", all the technology depicted on the show eventually comes to be! Even the shoe phone...
Dale of Diamondy Sprungs, Norspringcali…80ish responded:
A telephone…the best part of that stupid program was Barbara Feldon…still a handsome broad…she even won an Emmy…Adams and Feldon sure didn't do doodley-crap after Get Smart. O partial overload right now…better in a week…dot dot dot
Phone ~ Get Smart was an American comedy television series, spy spoof, that satirized the secret agent genre, starred Don Adams (as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86), Barbara Feldon (as Agent 99).
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.
Rain! Supposed to rain off & on for the next 4 or 5 days!
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'The Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 3/14/16) are John Oliver, Jordan Spieth, and New Order.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 1/20/16) are J.K. Simmons, Josh Holloway, and X Ambassadors.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon', followed by a FRESH'Grimm', then 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Kerry Washington, Ken Jeong, and Dion.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 3/29/16) are Tracy Morgan, Maggie Siff, John Heilemann, Mark Halperin, and Stanton Moore.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/1/16) are Lucy Fry, Quilt, and Thomas Morton.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Dr. Ken', then a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 3/29/16) are Salma Hayek, Reggie Miller, and Lukas Graham.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'The Originals'.
Faux has a FRESH'Sleepy Hollow', followed by a FRESH'Hell's Kitchen'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 3 hours of old '60 Days In', followed by a FRESH'60 Days In: Time Out'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Rock', followed by the movie 'The Rock', again.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 12 - Episode 2
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 12 - Episode 3
[8:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 5-Mangia Mangia, Part 1
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 6-Mangia Mangia, Part 2
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-Cafe Hon
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18-Home Soil
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Coming of Age
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 20-Heart of Glory
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-The Bonding
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Booby Trap
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Vengeance Factor
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-The Defector
[8:00PM] CASINO ROYALE (2006)
[11:00PM] CASINO ROYALE (2006)
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Booby Trap
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Vengeance Factor (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has the movie 'Big Momma's House', 'Bravo First Looks', followed by a FRESH'The People's Couch', 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', and 'The People's Couch'.
Comedy Central has an old 'SNL' (10/01/11 - Melissa McCarthy, Lady Antebellum), another old 'SNL' (04/06/13 - Melissa McCarthy, Phoenix), still another old 'SNL' (02/01/14 - Melissa McCarthy, Imagine Dragons), and 'Dane Cook: Vicious Circle'.
FX has the movie 'The Heat', followed by the movie 'The Internship'.
History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', 'OJ Speaks: The Hidden Tapes', and 'The Secret Tapes of The OJ Case: The Untold Story'.
[6:00AM] CONAN THE BARBARIAN
[10:45AM] TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS
[1:00PM] TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION
[3:30PM] TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS
[5:45PM] SHAUN OF THE DEAD
[8:00PM] DAWN OF THE DEAD
[10:30PM] LAND OF THE DEAD
[2:45AM] DAWN OF THE DEAD
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Simon Helberg
[5:30AM] MARON-Anti-Depressed (ALL TIMES EDT)
[10:00AM] The Conspirator
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Progeny
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Rage
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Performance
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Seed
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Wannabe
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Act of God
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Privileged
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Cruel and Unusual
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Bad Faith
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Purple Heart
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Switch
[2:00AM] Hap and Leonard-Eskimos
[5:45AM] The Final Cut (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Blade: Trinity', followed by the movie 'Blade', then a FRESH'Wynonna Earp'.
Lady Gaga sings at an event Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga took to the stage to raise awareness about sexual assault at schools and college campuses.
Photo by John Locher
Celebrity website RadarOnline.com and the National Enquirer on Thursday refused to hand over material sought by authorities investigating threats that the two related media outlets reported actor Charlie Sheen made against a former girlfriend.
Sheen's admittedly raucous lifestyle, substance abuse, stints in rehab and fondness for dating porn stars have overshadowed for years the career of the former TV star of "Two and a Half Men."
The latest commotion has crossed from celebrity gossip to a battle over press freedom and a possible criminal case.
Los Angeles police have opened a criminal investigation of Sheen, and on Tuesday served a search warrant on the New York headquarters of American Media Inc, the parent company of both RadarOnline and the Enquirer.
The police probe follows published reports by RadarOnline and the Enquirer about audio in which a man, said to be Sheen, is heard saying he would like to see a former fiancee "have her head kicked in." Neither publication has published the audio.
Fewer Americans are visiting libraries - which means they're missing out on the changes at such institutions, according to results of a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday at the Public Library Association's annual conference in Denver.
Pew has been asking American adults whether they visited a library in the past year. The first time, in 2012, 53 percent said yes. That has dropped steadily, to 44 percent last year.
The trend is worrying, but such numbers should not be the only way the importance of libraries is measured, said Vailey Oehlke, president of the Public Library Association, which works to strengthen public libraries and their staffs. She pointed, for example, to efforts by libraries across the country to help patrons earn high school diplomas or improve career skills.
But Pew found that many adults don't know they can borrow e-books, study for high school equivalency degrees and take part in other programs at their libraries. Libraries across the country have been increasing offerings, in part to try to remain relevant as the municipal budgets on which they rely shrink. Pew, citing the Information Policy and Access Center at the University of Maryland, said 90 percent of public libraries have e-book lending programs. But Pew's survey showed a third of adults either didn't know that.
Researchers interviewed a nationally representative sample of 2,752 adults by landline and cellphone. The margin of error was 2.1 percentage points.
The country's largest band of wild bison can roam public lands outside its home at Yellowstone National Park without facing certain slaughter, under an agreement reached by U.S., state and tribal leaders on Wednesday.
The plan allows bison, also known as buffalo, to range on more than 330,000 acres (135,000 hectares) of public lands in Montana, said Stephanie Adams, Yellowstone program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association.
The deal is a step toward ending part of a 16-year program during which thousands of bison were rounded up and ultimately slaughtered after wandering outside the boundaries of the park, which spans parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Depending on the size of the herd and how many wander outside of park bounds, some of the bison may still be killed, under the program to manage the animal's population.
The plan, forged by eight government and tribal entities including the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Intertribal Buffalo Council, also regulates the number of bison allowed inside the park.
Recipe for Magical 'Philosopher's Stone' Rediscovered
One of Isaac Newton's 17th-century alchemy manuscripts, buried in a private collection for decades, reveals his recipe for a material thought to be a step toward concocting the magical philosopher's stone.
The "philosopher's stone" was a mythical substance that alchemists believed had magical properties and could even help humans achieve immortality.
The manuscript turned up at an auction at Bonhams in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 16, where the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia bought it. The alchemy text will be available in an online repository for those interested in the history of modern chemistry, according to James Voelkel, the CHF's curator of rare books.
The handwritten document contains instructions for making "philosophic" mercury that Newton copied from a text by another known alchemist. Written in Latin, its title translates to "Preparation of the [Sophick] Mercury for the [Philosophers'] Stone by the Antimonial Stellate Regulus of Mars and Luna from the Manuscripts of the American Philosopher."
Making philosophic mercury was just one of the steps of the alchemical process. It could be used to make the philosopher's stone, a mythical substance that alchemists believed had magical properties. They believed that it could not only transform lead into gold, but also help humans achieve immortality. For those reasons, it was the most sought-after substance in alchemy, also called "chymistry" in 17th-century England.
Sweaty Wrestler™/Pedophile Only Charged For Banking Problems
For months, federal authorities have hinted at the motive behind the hush-money payments former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Predator) has admitted to making: the sexual abuse of a teenage boy when Hastert was still a suburban high school teacher and wrestling coach.
But now, a Tribune investigation has uncovered new details of the case - at least four people have made what law enforcement sources say are credible allegations of sexual abuse against Hastert.
The Tribune has determined the identities of three of them, all men, whose allegations stretch over a decade when they were teenagers and Hastert was their coach. One is dead. The Tribune has approached the other two - described in federal court records as Individuals A and D - and confirmed their roles in the case.
Hastert is alleged to have sexually abused the teens identified by the Tribune when he was a teacher and coach at Yorkville High School in the far southwest suburbs, decades before he became the longest-serving Republican speaker. Some of the alleged conduct, which prosecutors have not detailed, might come to light this week when prosecutors are expected to file sentencing memorandums.
TransCanada now believes the Keystone pipeline has leaked about 16,800 gallons in South Dakota, a dramatic increase from initial estimates.
The leak was discovered on Saturday and forced a key section of the controversial pipeline to be shut down. TransCanada initially told regulators the spill totaled about 187 gallons of oil.
TransCanada told CNNMoney that while the company has "made progress" in trying to find the source of the leak, it has "yet to pinpoint the source."
Despite that, TransCanada said the spill has been "controlled" because the pipeline was shut down immediately after it was reported and valves and pump stations were shut down remotely. The company said visual inspections confirmed the valves were closed.
A Tennessee lawmaker is effectively being quarantined from lawmakers, lobbyists and interns after the state's attorney general determined that he could pose a risk to "unsuspecting women" at the state Capitol complex.
House Speaker Beth Harwell announced Thursday that she is moving Rep. Jeremy Durham's office to the ground floor of a building across the street and that his access to committee rooms and the House chamber will be limited to when meetings are taking place. The move comes amid a state attorney general's investigation into the Franklin Republican's "pattern of conduct" toward women.
Interviews with 34 current and former lawmakers, lobbyists, staffers and interns included allegations that Durham made sexual comments and inappropriate physical contact with women working at Legislative Plaza, according to Attorney General Herbert Slatery's memorandum to Harwell.
Slatery recommended that the House take action to avoid a hostile work environment at the Capitol complex.
Durham stepped down as House majority whip in January and later withdrew from the House GOP caucus altogether amid several allegations of inappropriate behavior, both in person and via text messages.
Four Yurok girls garbed in traditional tribal ceremonial clothing stand before the mouth of the Klamath River during the signing of the new Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Klamath, Calif. The agreement seeks to remove four hydroelectric dams from the 263-mile long river by 2020.
Photo by Will Houston
The Indiana State Police fired a trooper who is facing a second lawsuit accusing him of preaching to citizens while on duty, saying Thursday he disobeyed a written order to stop the practice.
Superintendent Doug Carter fired Senior Trooper Brian Hamilton of Connersville for insubordination, the agency announced. Hamilton admitted the violations, it said.
Wendy Pyle of Connersville had filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis claiming Hamilton violated her civil rights by asking her what church she attended and whether she was saved during a January traffic stop. She is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.
In 2014, Hamilton was sued following a similar traffic stop in which driver Ellen Bogan of Huntington accused him of violating her constitutional rights. He was given a written order on Aug. 29, 2014, saying that "in the course of his official duties, S/Trp Hamilton will not question others regarding their religious beliefs nor provide religious pamphlets or similar advertisements."
Hamilton also was suspended without pay for 15 days in 2012 when he refused an order to investigate a rape complaint, saying he was off-duty when he was not.
A pistol set made by Versailles gunsmith Nicolas-Noel Boutet and was gifted to Simon Bolivar from Marquis de La-fayette is displayed at Christie's auction house in the Manhattan borough of New York April 5, 2016.
Photo by Lucas Jackson
A federal judge has ruled that Los Angeles County violated the U.S. and state constitutions by placing a tiny cross atop a depiction of a California mission on its official seal, despite claims by local leaders that it was done for historical accuracy.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder comes in response to a lawsuit filed by civil liberties activists and others who objected to the inclusion of a religious symbol on a government emblem and marks the latest twist in a six-decade saga that has seen the county seal redesigned three times.
"A reasonable, objective observer aware of this contentious history would likely view the county's recent decision to reintroduce a cross at substantial expense as motivated by a sectarian purpose, despite the county's appeal to considerations of artistic and historical accuracy," Snyder wrote in her 55-page written opinion, which followed a one-day trial last November.
The judge granted a permanent injunction against the county's use of the seal, presumably requiring another make over unless her order is overturned on appeal.
The dispute dates to 1957, when supervisors approved a new official seal that featured illustrations of the Roman goddess Pomona, a tuna, the Spanish galleon San Salvador, a champion cow named Pearlette, engineering tools, oil derricks and the famed Hollywood Bowl. Above that amphitheatre were shown two stars and a Latin cross.
Seven-month old female giant panda cub Nuan Nuan plays inside the panda enclosure at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, April 7, 2016. The cub, the offspring of Xing Xing and Liang Liang, two giant pandas on loan to Malaysia from China in 2014, has been named "Nuan Nuan."
Photo by Vincent Thian
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