Anonymous, Ryan Menezes: 5 Ways Coming Out To Your Family Can Go Horribly Wrong (Cracked)
Hey, good news, everyone -- it's less than 365 days until the next National Coming Out Day! Let's all come out of the closet! In fact, let's board up our closets entirely and just pile our clothes on that chair by the bed. Once you come out, life is just rainbows (literal and symbolic), and you'll kick yourself for having waited so long. Or you might instead end up penniless and alone with your whole life screwed beyond repair. That's what happened to "Ron." Here's his story.
Adam Tod Brown: 5 Signs Your Life Is In Danger No One Knows To Watch For (Cracked)
Heads up: You're going to die! I mean, we're all going to die someday. What I'm saying is that there's a good chance you're going to die in the immediate future, if not right now. Again, that could still mean all of us, but wouldn't it be nice to have some kind of advance warning, so that maybe you could Final Destination your way out of death and carry on to see another shitty sequel?
The Star Wars Holiday Special is a 1978 American television film set in the Star Wars galaxy. It starred the film's main cast while introducing the character Boba Fett, who would appear in later films. It was one of the first official Star Wars spin-offs, and was directed by Steve Binder. The show was broadcast in its entirety only once, in the United States, on November 17, 1978 (the week before Thanksgiving), on the U.S. television network CBS from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (EST), pre-empting Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk; and on the Canadian television network CTV from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
The only aspect of the special which has been generally well received is the animated segment which introduces Boba Fett, who would later become a popular character when he appeared in the Star Wars films.
Dale's mystery pic-
That's Sandy Denny from Fairport Convention.
The answer to the Star Wars question is Boba Fett (I think).
The answer to Dale's question is Sandy Denny, closely associated with Fairport Convention (I have lots of their albums). She is also associated with Strawbs, Fotheringay, and she also sang on Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore," giving further credence to the theory that Robert Plant was a closeted folkie.
She was also overly fond of booze and such, which contributed to her early demise.
I love "Star Wars" and have never watched any of the animated versions, therefore, my answer is: I have no idea.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
It starred the film's main cast while introducing the character Boba Fett, who would appear in later films.
Marty, I believe that Boba Fett was first introduced in an animated dream sequence on the "Star Wars Holiday Special", which aired on CBS on November 17, 1978. The special was basically about how Luke, Leia and Han - as well as the droids - were doing their best to help Chewie get back to his family to celebrate the Wookie holiday, "Life Day".
The special was pretty bad, and is not considered within the "Star Wars" canon.
Fortunately, Carrie Fisher made up for it the next night, when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" - with musical guests, The Blues Brothers.
Lightsaber Lois Of Oregon answered:
Oh yeah, I KNOW this one. Boba Fett. Never saw the appeal,
myself, but then I'm a Trekkie. Always liked Yoda, but then
I'm also a Fozzie Bear fan and they of course had the same
arm up their butts back in the Golden Years before CG ruined
everything. Gonna go play with my puppets now.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
The late Boba Fett.
Darth Vader's tool.... the Bounty Hunter - Boba Fett..
..who met his doom in the gut of a Sarlacc on the planet Tatooine where he was slowly digested in living torment for over a thousand years - Not fun, that.
"There's never been any doubt that Detroit music played a role in Prince's sound, from the wider impact of Motown to the influence of George Clinton's far-out funk. But was Bob Seger also a stealthy inspiration for one of Prince's definitive works? For years, former Prince keyboardist Matt Fink has talked about the period leading up to 1984's "Purple Rain," when Prince became fascinated by Seger's popularity. Their tours had recently crossed paths in Florida - Prince supporting "1999," Seger "The Distance" - and the young star was curious what made Seger connect with audiences. In last year's book "Let's Go Crazy" about the making of "Purple Rain," writer Alan Light depicted the scene..."
You'll have to click the link to find out why... I can't think of a more unlikely inspiration for Prince, but here it is... He was right, though, about Bob's ability to connect with his crowds. I remember well in the summer of '70 seeing 'The Bob Seger System', play at a teenage club in Saginaw, Daniel's Den (a converted stand-alone movie theater, now long gone). He rocked the house and had the mainly high school kids going crazy on the dance floor with his
Bob Seger - Ramblin' Gamblin Man (1969) (Glenn Frey sang back-up on the studio recording)
Bob Seger And The Last Heard - East Side Story
(his first band - and a great tune if'n ya never 'Heard' it - also a great video from the 60's) and
The Bob Seger System - 2 + 2 = ?
(a little known, but great anti-war song of 60's)... Bob has frequently started out his tours playing Saginaw first - a small arena now, really, but I think important for him - and for us, too...
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CBS begins the night with a FRESH'Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNDave (from 3/9/15) are Kevin Spacey, Lily James, and Alabama Shakes.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE (from 4/1/15) are Katie Couric, Jeremy Piven, Emmy Rossum, and Olly Murs.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Grimm', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Kevin James, Vanessa Hudgens, and Dan White.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 3/30/15) are Nathan Lane, Kristen Schaal, and Borns.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/25/15) are Evan Peters, the Re-Licked Project, and Sierra Katow.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Cristela', then a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 3/25/15) are Matthew Perry, John Cena, and For King & Country.
The CW offers 1½ hours of RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', followed by a RERUN'Jane The Virgin'.
Faux fills the night with the movie 'Date Night'.
MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.
AMC offers the movie 'Sahara', followed by the movie 'Jaws 2', then the movie 'Jaws 2', again.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 22 - Bloodlines
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 23 - Emergence
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 24 - Preemptive Strike
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 2 - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
[12:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 3 - A Town Called Mercy
[1:00PM] Orphan Black - Season 2 - Ep 5 - Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Walnut Tree
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 4 - Luigi's D'Italia
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 22 - Shades of Gray
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Evolution
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 2 - The Ensigns of Command
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 3 - The Survivors
[8:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 4 - Who Watches the Watchers
[9:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 5 - The Bonding
[10:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 6 - Booby Trap
[11:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 22 - Shades of Gray
[12:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Evolution
[1:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 2 - The Ensigns of Command
[2:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 3 - The Survivors
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 4 - Who Watches the Watchers
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 5 - The Bonding
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 6 - Booby Trap (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Bravo's First Looks'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', 'Key & Peele', another 'Key & Peele', 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', and another 'South Park'.
FX has the movie Ted', followed by the movie 'The Watch', then the movie 'The Watch', again.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', then a FRESH'Hangar 1: The UFO FIles'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ALISON BRIE
[6:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ZACH GALILFIANAKIS WEARS A ONE-ARMED JACKET
[6:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-NICK OFFERMAN WEARS A GREEN FLANNEL SHIRT AND BROWN BOOTS
[7:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CHRIS HARDWICK WEARS A BLACK POLO & WEATHERED BOOTS
[7:45AM] KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST
[9:30AM] LET'S GO TO PRISON
[11:30AM] KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST
[1:15PM] LET'S GO TO PRISON
[3:15PM] THE RUM DIARY
[6:00PM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[8:30PM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
[11:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JACK BLACK WEARS AN EMBROIDERED COWBOY SHIRT AND OX BLOOD SNEAKERS
[11:30PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-KID CUDI WEARS A DENIM SHIRT AND RED SNEAKERS
[12:00AM] BURKE & HARE
[2:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JACK BLACK WEARS AN EMBROIDERED COWBOY SHIRT AND OX BLOOD SNEAKERS
[2:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-KID CUDI WEARS A DENIM SHIRT AND RED SNEAKERS
[3:00AM] THE RUM DIARY
[5:45AM] WHITEST KIDS U'KNOW (ALL TIMES EST)
[7:45AM] The Natural
[1:15PM] The Game
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Aria
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Asylum
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Slaughter
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Dazzled
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Foul Play
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Attorney Client
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Oxymoron
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Patriot
[12:00AM] The Night Listener
[1:45AM] The Edge
[4:15AM] The Night Listener (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Outbreak', followed by a FRESH'12 Monkeys', then a FRESH'Helix'.
Palestinian police confiscated from a Gaza graffiti artist on Thursday a bombed-out doorway bearing a Banksy painting after the original owner complained of being swindled into selling it cheap.
The artist Belal Khaled had paid 700 shekels ($175) for the image of a goddess holding her head in her hand, which had been spray-painted on Rabea Darduna's iron-and-brick doorway as it stood among the ruins of his home, destroyed in the July-August war with Israel.
Khaled, 23, told Reuters that police seized the painting from his home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. They were accompanied by Darduna, a civil servant.
A police spokesman had no immediate comment, but Darduna's lawyer, Mohammed Rihan, confirmed the claims to the Bansky painting were under court review.
xxx, left, and Monica Lewinsky attend The 35 Most Powerful People in Media hosted by The Hollywood Reporter at The Four Seasons Restaurant on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Charles Sykes
Veteran CBS News "Face the Nation" moderator Bob Schieffer announced Wednesday at the Texas journalism school named for him that he'll be retiring this summer.
It's not his first retirement announcement but, at age 78, looks like it has a good chance of sticking. Schieffer was speaking at an annual symposium that bears his name at TCU's Bob Schieffer College of Communication in Fort Worth, his alma mater.
A former newspaper reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 and has been the network's chief Washington correspondent since 1992. He began at the political affairs show "Face the Nation" in 1991, asking direct questions to politicians in a Texas twang.
His chief competitors are Chuck Todd (R-Tool) at "Meet the Press" and George "Judas" Stephanopoulos at ABC's "This Week."
A museum in Hawaii is preparing to open a treasure-trove of artifacts from the shipwreck of a royal yacht sunk off the coast of Kauai 191 years ago.
Richard Rogers, a Hawaii shipwreck chaser, worked with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution to dredge up the findings from the ship owned by King Kamehameha II, aka Liholiho, the second king of Hawaii.
"We found gold, silver, Hawaiian poi pounders, gemstones, a boat whistle, knives, forks, mica, things from all over the world, high- and low-end European stuff. Every bit of it is royal treasure," Rogers said.
Rogers volunteered his time aboard his research vessel, the Pilialoha, over a five year period in four-week intervals from 1995 to 2001 to pull up the treasures.
Emma Ferrer (L), the granddaughter of late Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn listens as her father, Hepburn's eldest son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer (R) speaks during a press conference in Seoul, on April 9, 2015.
Photo by Ed Jones
It's a story almost as old as Hollywood - stars taking their parents to court over money they earned as child actors that was pilfered or mismanaged.
A lawsuit Mischa Barton filed against her mother Tuesday is the latest example of a child star sparring with their parent-turned-manager. The actress who rose to fame on Fox's teen drama "The O.C." claims her mother stole money from her and kicked her out of a $7.8 million home bought with her acting proceeds.
The lawsuit links Barton to previous generations of young performers who claimed their parents squandered the fruits of their early careers.
Surviving a tough reelection race, as Sam Brownback (R-Feckless) did in Kansas last year, can often be a cleansing experience for a governor. It should certainly bring relief. After all, Brownback managed to earn a fresh nod of support from voters despite a messy first term marked by a fiscal embarrassment of his own making.
Yet three months later, the humbling in the heartland goes on, much to the frustration of a Republican governor and one-time presidential contender who hoped to make Kansas the national emblem of conservative governance. Brownback's hard-fought victory on election day won him another four years, but it did nothing to fix the problem that nearly cost him his job: the state's finances. Kansas's budget has for months resembled a wallet with a hole in it-every time the state's bookkeepers peek inside, they find less money than the government thought would be there. Just a few days after the November election, the Kansas budget office revealed that revenue projections were off by more than $200 million, bringing the budget gap facing Brownback to $600 million in all.
The yawning deficit is widely blamed on the deep income tax cuts that Brownback, along with a Republican legislature, enacted during his first two years in office. They not only slashed rates, but more importantly, they created a huge exemption for business owners who file their taxes as individuals. By Brownback's own description, the tax plan was a "real live experiment" in supply-side economics, with the idea being that lower taxes would spur investment, create jobs, and refill Kansas's coffers through faster growth. Yet even under the most charitable analysis, revenue has plummeted much faster than the economy has expanded.
"He's lived and died by this philosophy, and it's becoming more and more obvious that it is not going to be successful."
Authorities in Los Angeles have shuttered 500 medical marijuana dispensaries since residents voted two years ago to cap the number of pot shops in the city at about 130, officials said on Thursday.
City Attorney Mike Feuer told reporters hundreds of the illegal businesses still operate, highlighting the challenges of reining in the dispensaries in Los Angeles, which is widely believed to have more pot shops than any U.S. metropolis.
To achieve the closures, Los Angeles officials have filed criminal and civil cases against some dispensary owners, and have sent letters threatening legal action against landlords who lease space to dispensaries, officials said.
Los Angeles residents voted in 2013 to cap the number of dispensaries at about 130, or roughly as many as registered with the city in 2007 when city leaders first tried to limit their numbers.
A survey last September by the University of California, Los Angeles, found at least 410 in operation, said Bridget Freisthler, a professor of social welfare at the school.
Japanese performance artist Ei Wada performs during a show using musical instruments he created called "Braun Tube Jazz Band" at the Sonar+D music event in Barcelona April 9, 2015.
Photo by Gustau Nacarino
Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas.
The report that revealed the methane hot spot over the Four Corners region - where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet - was released last year.
Now, scientists from the University of Colorado, the University of Michigan, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA are conducting a monthlong study to figure out exactly where it came from.
Last year's study by NASA and the University of Michigan was based on images from a European satellite captured between 2003 and 2009. They showed the methane hot spot as a red blip over the area, which is about half the size of Connecticut.
The study found the concentration of methane detected there would trap more heat in the atmosphere than all the carbon dioxide produced each year in Sweden.
The discovery of a contagious cancer spreading among edible clams off the northeast US and Canadian coasts has stunned scientists and raised new questions about marine health, according to research published Thursday.
The study in the journal Cell describes for the first time the unusual kind of leukemia that has been killing untold numbers of clams for years.
"We were pretty amazed," said lead author Stephen Goff, who studies mouse leukemia at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and was asked by a marine biologist in 2009 to look into whether a virus might be responsible for sickening clams.
When Goff and colleagues studied clams taken from Maine, New York and Prince Edward Island in Canada, they found that unlike most cancers, which start when a cell in the body mutates, the leukemia cells did not match the individual clams that were stricken.
However, each case of leukemia was nearly identical, suggesting that it was a cancerous cell line that was transmitting from one clam to another.
Prostitutes and sympathizers take to the streets to protest plans to clean up the city's famed red light district by shuttering windows where scantily-clad sex workers pose to attract clients, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Prostitutes say that the closures are depriving them of safe places to work.
Photo by Peter Dejong
"Mamma Mia!," Broadway's dancing queen, will close in September after a 14-year run that included two theatres and made it the eighth-longest running show on the Great White Way.
Producers said Thursday that the frothy musical that uses ABBA songs will close Sept. 5 after 5,765 performances. It has grossed more than $600 million - quite a lot of "Money, Money, Money" - and outlasted over 500 other Broadway productions.
The feel-good show - featuring more than 20 classic ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." - has been a hit in dozens of countries, including South Korea, Italy, Denmark, South Africa and Spain.
Producer Judy Craymer conceived of the show in the 1980s and approached members of ABBA. Instead of doing a musical about the band, she insisted their songs help tell an original story.
Colorful souvenir baseballs are on display at a Pirates merchandise store at PNC Park Thursday, April. 9, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates home opener will be Monday, April. 13, 2015 against the Detroit Tigers.
Photo by Gene J. Puskar
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