Daniel Dockery: How Pop Culture Literally Saved My Life (Cracked)
Pop culture is everywhere. It's the music we listen to, the books we read, and the fictional characters we print on our body pillows. And I'm deeply fascinated by it, which led to my current career in which I attempt to shout over the whirlpool of the internet about why my opinions about Superman are the best ones. I also kind of owe everything to pop culture - not just because it pays my rent, but also because it saved my life at two points.
Simon Bower: 6 TV Shows You Won't Believe Saved People's Lives (Cracked)
Think about the biggest way television has enriched your life. Got it? Even if you came up with something like "raised me" or "first glimpse of titties," the people in this article have you beat. Their answer to that prompt would be "saved it." Here are six silly shows that have somehow prevented someone from having an untimely tango with the Grim Reaper.
Nat Berman: Cute Artwork Shows Kids With Their Superhero Shadows (TV Over Mind)
His initial series "Super Shadows," which showed children shadowed by superheroes in a similar pose, garnered such a positive response that Ratliff created a second series, plus a "Trinity" edition of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Ratliff, an Indiana-based art director by day and artist by night, has made something special.
Thomas Danbo (Thomasdanbo.com)
Thomas Dambo is an artist / designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with his crew Thomas makes beautiful and fun projects out of "trash" / recycled materials, which they find around the city dumpsters. By doing this he hopes to inspire people to have fun and think of trash as a resource.
Gumby is an American clay animation franchise, centered on a green clay humanoid character created and modeled by Art Clokey. The character has been the subject of two television series as well as a feature-length film and other media. Since the original series' run, he has become well known as an example of stop motion clay animation and an influential cultural icon, spawning many tributes, parodies, and merchandising.
Gumby follows the titular character and his adventures through different environments and times in history. Gumby's principal sidekick is Pokey, a talking orange pony.
Randall was first and correct with:
Pokey the Pony
Gumby's pony is named Pokey. (Jeez-o-man, it's pretty early in the
morning for such hard questions.)
Well, my stars! It's Gumby and Pokey! That picture takes me back a few decades.
The wind switched direction and the temperature dropped 15 degrees in less than 30 min. It's now sweatshirt weather again.
Dats gumbo damn it
Jim from CA, retired to ID, answered:
John I from Hawai`i says,
Billy in Cypress wrote:
That is Pokey the best pal of Gumby. Each of those fantasy characters has more humanity that CpPDJT-ID.
Daniel in The City said:
That's Gumby's horse Pokey
Pokey the horse.
Dave in Tucson replied:
Believe the steed next to Gumby is named Pokey.
Joe S answered:
Pokey, or as we like to call him, Pookey. If anyone cares.
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 RERUN'MacGyver', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Gordon Ramsay, David Sedaris, and the Pixies.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 3/27/17) are J.J. Redick, Scott Bakula, Pete Holmes, and MisterWives.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'First Dates', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Jordan Peele, Claire Foy, and Iggy Azalea.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 5/16/17) are Jennifer Hudson, Horatio Sanz, and David Mandel.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/2/17) are James Gunn, Tiger Army, and Halston Sage.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by another RERUN'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 5/18/17) are Johnny Depp, "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Linkin Park, and Ann Wilson.
The CW offers a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by another RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has a RERUN'Beat Shazam', followed by a RERUN'Love Connection'.
MY recycles an old 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by another old 'American Ninja Warrior'.
A&E has 'Live PD', 'Live PD: Rewind', and 'Live PD'.
AMC offers the movie 'Twister', followed by the movie 'Avatar'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Silence in the Library-Part 1.
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-Forest of the Dead-Part 2 .
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-Midnight
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 11-Turn Left
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 12-The Stolen Earth-Part 1.
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 13-Journey's End-Part 2.
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 23-The Host
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 24-The Mind's Eye
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 25-In Theory
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 26-Redemption (Part 1)
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 1-Redemption (Part 2)
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: INSURRECTION (1998)
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: NEMESIS (2002)
[10:30PM] STAR TREK: INSURRECTION (1998)
[12:30AM] STAR TREK: NEMESIS (2002)
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 23-The Host
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 24-The Mind's Eye (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by the movie 'The School Of Rock', then the movie 'Selena'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Broken Lizard's Super Troopers', followed by the movie 'Knocked Up'.
FX has the movie 'Taken 3', followed by the movie 'Battleship'.
History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'Ancient Aliens', and another 'Ancient Aliens'.
[10:15AM] TWIN DRAGONS
[12:15PM] JACKIE CHAN'S FIRST STRIKE
[4:45PM] THE DEPARTED
[8:00PM] THE TOURNAMENT
[10:00PM] THE DEPARTED
[3:15AM] THE TOURNAMENT
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Eddie George
[5:30AM] ALIENS (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-And Now, Sitting In for Ted Baxter
[6:35AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Don't Break the Chain
[7:10AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Six-and-a-Half-Year Itch
[7:45AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-.. Is a Friend in Need
[8:20AM] The Jerk
[10:19AM] Spies Like Us
[12:32PM] Three Amigos!
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Point of View
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Consultation
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Extended Family
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Right to Counsel
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Night and Fog
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Turnstile Justice
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Dissonance
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Return
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Burn Baby Burn
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Thin Ice
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Hubris
[3:00AM] Flying Leathernecks
[5:30AM] Taxi Driver (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest', followed by the movie 'Troy'.
There's a glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday.
Beekeepers lost 21 percent of their colonies over last winter, the annual Bee Informed Partnership survey found. That's the lowest winter loss level since the survey started in 2006 and an improvement from nearly 27 percent the winter before.
The U.S. government has set a goal of keeping losses under 15 percent in the winter.
"It's good news in that the numbers are down, but it's certainly not a good picture," said survey director Dennis vanEngelsdorp. "It's gone from horrible to bad."
Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement, said vanEnglesdorp, a University of Maryland entomologist. He credited the reduction in the parasite to a new product to fight the mite and better weather for pesticide use.
Fox News plans to keep their most popular personalities, Sean Hannity (R-Echo Chamber), despite losing advertisers over his coverage of a debunked right-wing murder conspiracy. At least seven firms have pulled their commercials from Hannity's prime time programme.
The backlash comes after he promoted a right-wing theory that Democratic National Committee staffer, Seth Rich, was killed for providing DNC emails to WikiLeaks. Washington DC police suspect Rich was actually shot during a botched robbery.
Cars.com, mattress companies Leesa Sleep and Casper, United Services Automobile Association (USAA), Peloton bicycles, the Crowne Plaza hotel chain and doorbell company Ring have all asked to cancel their adverts from the show, The Los Angeles Times reported.
The backlash has continued despite Hannity's promise to stop speaking about the conspiracy theory on-air. Hannity announced that he would no longer speak about Rich's unsolved murder after the victim's parents asked him to stop.
"I did it out of my own heart," Hannity said. "Nobody tells me what to say on my show."
California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped.
The company said its Electron rocket lifted off at 4:20 p.m. Thursday and reached space three minutes later.
"It was a fantastic flight and we are really, really happy with the performance of the vehicle," said company founder Peter Beck.
Beck, a New Zealander, said the early stages of the mission went to plan, right up to the final separation.
He said his team would be working through terabytes of data over the coming weeks to find out why the rocket didn't reach orbit. He said a second test rocket has been built but it would take the team at least a couple of months before they were ready to launch it.
Mark Zuckerberg, right, gestures as actor James Earl Jones, left, looks on while seated on stage during Harvard University commencement exercises, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. Zuckerberg was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree Thursday and gave a commencement address at Harvard.
Photo by Steven Senne
Jupiter's atmosphere features colossal cyclones and rivers of ammonia welling up from deep inside the solar system's largest planet, researchers said on Thursday, publishing the first insights from a NASA spacecraft flying around the gas giant.
The cyclones were discovered as the Juno spacecraft made the first of at least 12 planned close encounters with Jupiter, which scientists believe set the stage for the development of Earth and other planets in the solar system.
Juno found cyclones as big as 870 miles (1,400 km) in diameter swirling over Jupiter's north and south poles, the research published in this week's issue of the journal Science shows.
The spacecraft also detected an ammonia belt extending from the top of the atmosphere to hundreds of miles into Juno's interior, as far down as Juno's instruments can see. Outside the band, Juno found other features in the atmosphere, rather than the expected homogeneous mix of gas.
Nico Locane, co-creator of "Parallax," stands under the installation of 492 extrusions of 11 different lengths that go through a series of illumination over 8 to 10 minutes during a preview of Vivid, a festival of light, music and ideas, in Sydney, May 25, 2017.
Photo by Rick Rycroft
A federal judge said Thursday he will consider holding the leader of an anti-abortion group in contempt after links to videos that the judge had barred from release appeared on the website of the man's attorneys.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick ordered David Daleiden and his attorneys, Steve Cooley and Brentford J. Ferreira, to appear at a June 14 hearing to consider contempt sanctions.
Daleiden is a leader of the Center for Medical Progress, which has released several secretly recorded videos that it says show Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal tissue for profit, which is illegal. Planned Parenthood said the videos were deceptively edited to support false claims.
The videos stoked the American abortion debate when they were released in 2015 and increased Congressional heat against Planned Parenthood that has yet to subside.
Orrick issued a preliminary injunction that blocked the release of videos made by the Center for Medical Progress at meetings of the National Abortion Federation, an association of abortion providers. He also blocked the release of any names of NAF members.
A California judge on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for the founder of Bikram yoga, who's been ordered to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6.8 million judgment won by a former legal adviser.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton issued the warrant for Bikram Choudhury and set bail at $8 million.
No lawyers appeared for Choudhury, who claimed last year he was nearly bankrupt.
The award was won by Minakshi "Micki" Jafa-Bodden, who claimed Choudhury fired her when she refused to help him cover up a rape allegation.
Jafa-Bodden worked as head of legal and international affairs at Choudhury's Los Angeles yoga school from spring 2011 until March 2013, when she said she was abruptly fired from her six-figure position.
Trains pass one another in Penn Station in New York, May 25, 2017. Amtrak officials say three tracks at a time will be closed at Penn Station as part of extensive repair work there that is expected to inconvenience thousands of rail commuters this summer. They say the tracks will be closed so rails, switches and other aging equipment can be replaced.
Photo by Seth Wenig
Deaths from Alzheimer's in America have soared 55 percent since 1999, as the burden of this fatal form of dementia grows and the population ages, a federal health report said Thursday.
The study in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report spanned 1999 to 2014.
Experts say the data shows more caregivers are needed, along with more resources to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
"As the number of older Americans with Alzheimer's disease rises, more family members are taking on the emotionally and physically challenging role of caregiver than ever before. These families need and deserve our support."
The study also found an increasing number of Alzheimer's deaths occurring at home, rising from 14 percent to 25 percent in the same period.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. Justin Bieber; $4,378,036; $88.64.
2. Drake; $1,959,318; $90.37.
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers; $1,371,757; $87.69.
4. Bon Jovi; $1,339,817; $88.17.
5. The Weeknd; $1,140,434; $66.26.
6. Olly Murs; $1,088,455; $60.17.
7. John Mayer; $1,000,470; $79.62.
8. Eric Church; $864,876; $60.58.
9. Stevie Nicks; $843,404; $94.60.
10. Ariana Grande; $842,167; $76.56.
11. Blake Shelton; $723,045; $62.11.
12. Kings Of Leon; $692,087; $63.35.
13. Green Day; $650,913; $57.44.
14. Jerry Seinfeld; $599,670; $94.91.
15. Journey; $582,970; $77.31.
16. Twenty One Pilots; $544,483; $47.84.
17. Bryan Adams; $542,717; $84.20.
18. "Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience"; $525,723; $68.80.
19. Jack Whitehall; $490,802; $39.19.
20. Charlie Wilson; $485,216; $66.50.
A cow stands amidst the debris of burnt houses after recent wildfires in the Siberian settlement of Strelka, located on the bank of the Angara River in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, May 25, 2017.
Photo by Ilya Naymushin
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