Gail Collins: Tightwad Trump Explodes (NY Times)
Of all conceivable explanations, "too self-effacing" ranks somewhere below "temporarily kidnapped by space aliens." Let's look elsewhere. The best possibilities seem to be: A) Cheapness. B) Tendency to make things up. C) Difficulty in getting a disorganized, minimally qualified, perpetually short-handed staff to keep track of the cash.
The Ruff and Reddy Show (also known as Ruff and Reddy) is an American animated television series and the first made by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC. The series follows the adventures of Ruff, a smart and steadfast cat, and Reddy, a good-natured and brave (but not overly bright) dog. The series also was presented by Screen Gems, the television arm of Columbia Pictures (now Sony Pictures Television). Ruff and Reddy premiered in December 1957 and ran for fifty episodes until April 1960, comprising three seasons.
Hanna and Barbera created the series as the first of their fledgling television operation, first named H-B Enterprises. The "buddy" theme had previously been explored in their Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts, but unlike Tom and Jerry, Ruff and Reddy are not adversaries, but housemates and best friends. The series is notable as one of the earliest original animated television programs, and a pioneering use of limited animation techniques.
mj was first and correct with:
I particularly remember their trip to Munimula
That's Ruff and Reddy, tough, but steady.
Alan J wrote:
Ruff and Reddy.
I cannot believe than no one in all the world has created a simple list of pictures and names if all the HB characters.
Not being an aficionado of HB shows, I don't know this one.
I recognize em
dang - can't remember
Deputy Dawg and Musky
I couldn't stand not knowing, so I looked it up: Ruff and Reddy.
Whew, that's a load off my peabrain. (c;
Lois Of Oregon answered:
Why, that's America's least loved cartoon duo, Ruff And Ready! A most forgettable combination, Ruff is a certified public account, and Ready is a street smart male prostitute in search of investment advice! Together they spell "wackiness" and live out exciting adventures soon to be ignored! I actually have NO memory of this coupling, but apparently they were used in primitive advertising at some period of time. Go figure.
Dale in the land of the 93°F heat located in Diamondy Springs, Norcali said:
Ruff N Reddy was one of Hanna - Barbara's first cartoons…I didn't watch it because the animation was shitty…I was even fucking picky as an aspiring youth….Lois, you are fucking inspiring…
Look out Sarah is coming to your Repuke Convention!
DJ Useo responded:
I can spot those two scamps in a Haboob! It's Ruff 'N Reddy. A reliably funny cartoon, although rather skimpy on the animation. The Pre-Gif Era. Lol!
Ruff & Reddy ~ The Ruff & Reddy Show (1957) follows the adventures of Ruff, a smart and steadfast cat, and Reddy, a good-natured and brave dog. First production of the Hanna-Barbera studio and the very first network cartoon made specifically for Saturday morning.
I'm from south Jersey and we've always called it pork roll, even though the casing in which it comes says Taylor Provisions. I hope the state government finds other uses of its time than legislating a name for a food.
Makes me hungry for that great Pittsburgh delicacy - chipped ham!
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'NCIS: The Expendable One', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 4/29/16) are Anderson Cooper, Mark Feuerstein, and Gwen Stefani.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 6/3/16) are Queen Latifah, David Walliams, and Elle King.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 4/29/16) are Paul Rudd, Hugh Dancy, and Jack Whitehall.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 5/17/16) are Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Greta Gerwig, and Allison Miller.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/3/16) are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Day Wave, and Mike Luciano & Phil Matarese.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Beyond The Tank', followed by a RERUN'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 5/25/16) are Donald Trump (R-Grifter) and Gregory Porter.
The CW offers a FRESH'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN'Masters Of Illusion', then a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by another RERUN'The Simpsons', then a RERUN'MasterChef'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
AMC offers the movie 'I Am Legend', followed by the movie 'Hellboy'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 13-Deja Q
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 14-A Matter of Perspective
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 15-Yesterday's Enterprise
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 16-The Offspring
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 17-Sins of the Father
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 15-Lower Decks
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 16-Thine Own Self
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 17-Masks
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 23-The Host
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 24-The Mind's Eye
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 25-In Theory
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 26-Redemption (Part 1)
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 1-Redemption (Part 2)
[8:00PM] STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984)
[10:30PM] STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989)
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 22-Half a Life
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 23-The Host
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 24-The Mind's Eye
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 25-In Theory
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 26-Redemption (Part 1) (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by the movie 'He's Just Not That Into You'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', followed by the movie 'Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay'.
FX has the movie 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol', followed by the movie '300: Rise Of An Empire'.
History has a RERUN'Roots' (part 1), followed by another RERUN'Roots' (part 2), followed by the FRESH'Roots: A History Revealed'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Maya Rudolph
[6:15AM] BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA
[10:00AM] TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS
[12:15PM] TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION
[2:45PM] TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS
[7:00PM] BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
[9:00PM] BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY
[11:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!
[11:30PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!
[12:00AM] BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
[2:00AM] BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY
[4:00AM] BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Eddie George (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:30AM] The Virgin Suicides
[8:30AM] Say Anything
[1:00PM] The Virgin Suicides
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Slaughter
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Dazzled
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Foul Play
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Attorney Client
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Oxymoron
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Patriot
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Second Opinion
[9:59PM] Law & Order-Coma
[10:58PM] Law & Order-Blue Bamboo
[11:57PM] Law & Order-White Rabbit
[12:56AM] Law & Order-Competence
[1:55AM] Cleverman-Episode 1
[3:00AM] Runaway Jury (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret Of The Ooze', followed by 'WWE Raw', then a FRESH'Wynonna Earp'.
Eva Longoria, a cast member in "Lowriders," walks the red carpet at the premiere of the film on the opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival at the Arclight Hollywood on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
The rising waters of the Seine overflowed riverbanks, roads and rail tracks across Paris on Thursday, forcing authorities at the Louvre to do something they have not done in generations: hurriedly move precious artworks to higher ground.
Water levels at the famous river that winds through the French capital are expected to peak Friday sometime about noon. Paris police upgraded their flood warning Thursday to "orange" - the second-highest level - for areas near the Seine, which means they believe the floods could have "a significant impact" on buildings and people.
The Louvre Museum announced it will be closed Friday to remove artworks from rooms threatened by the rising waters, preventatively shifting them upstairs. Its most famous painting, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," is staying put on an upper floor.
The Orsay museum, on the left bank of the Seine, will also be closed Friday to prepare for potential flooding.
The Louvre did move art to higher floors in the flood that devastated Paris in 1910, but authorities were still checking to see if similar actions had been taken from then to 1993.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld attends the Chanel Fine Jewelry event to celebrate the opening of a new permanent collection at The New York Public Library on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
The strange, slithery creatures inside Slovenia's Postojna cave were once considered living proof that dragons existed, prompting locals to give it a wide berth.
Now, large crowds from all over the world have been queueing up to witness the extremely rare hatching of the mysterious olms -- ancient underwater predators that can live up to 100 years and only breed once in a decade.
Their treat came Tuesday when the translucent larva broke through the delicate egg envelope after four months of nervously monitored gestation.
The birth, caught on live camera, is nothing short of "a miracle", cave spokesmen said.
Found primarily in Balkan cave rivers, the protected eel-like species has been living in the world-famous Postojna cave, 50 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of the capital Ljubljana, for what researchers say is millions of years.
Archaeologists announced Wednesday they have discovered hundreds of writing tablets from Roman London - including the oldest handwritten document ever found in Britain - in a trove that provides insight into the city's earliest history as a busy commercial town.
Researchers from Museum of London Archaeology uncovered more than 400 wooden tablets during excavations in London's financial district for the new headquarters of media and data company Bloomberg.
So far, 87 have been deciphered, including one addressed "in London, to Mogontius" and dated to A.D. 65-80 - the earliest written reference to the city, which the Romans called Londinium.
The Romans founded London after their invasion of Britain in A.D. 43. The settlement was destroyed in a Celtic rebellion led by Queen Boudica in A.D. 61, but quickly rebuilt.
Director Duncan Jones, left, actress Paula Patton, center, and actor Daniel Wu pose for photos at a red carpet event for the movie 'Warcraft' in Beijing, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The film will open in China on June 8.
Photo by Mark Schiefelbein
What mysteries might still be hidden under Egypt's pyramids? A team accompanied by Egypt's former antiquities minister and famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass are testing a new scanner on the Great Pyramid of Giza on Thursday, hoping that modern technology could help unlock ancient secrets buried deep beneath the stone.
The scanner, which uses subatomic particles known as muons to examine the 4,500 year-old burial structure, was first set up at the site last year and will complete its data collection this month.
"It's running right now, and if it manages to detect one of the three chambers we already know exist inside, then we will continue the scans," Hawass said. He has been appointed by the Antiquities Ministry to head the team that will review the scan results.
Late last year, thermal scanning identified a major anomaly in the pyramid - three adjacent stones at its base which registered higher temperatures than others.
Hawass has in the past downplayed the usefulness of scans on ancient sites, saying that they have never found anything important. He has clashed publicly with British Egyptologist Nicolas Reeves, whose theory that secret burial chambers could be hidden behind the walls of King Tutankhamun's tomb was both prompted and reinforced by scanning.
Kenneth Starr (R-Karma) sat for an interview with ESPN on Wednesday where he announced his resignation as Baylor's chancellor (he was removed as president last week). Presumably he was trying to save whatever was left of his reputation.
Instead, via equal parts clumsy and clueless, he pulled the curtains back on just the kind of thinking that can fuel a massive sexual assault scandal to occur in a football program.
This was crisis management malpractice, which, considering Starr's learned background and preparation, is even more revealing. By evening, his PR firm was cancelling previously scheduled interviews, which was probably its first wise decision. The damage was done.
The gaffes were numerous, from unbelievable claims of ignorance, to a lack of understanding of the crime of sexual assault, to making mind-numbing points such as noting that Baylor's campus is alcohol-free. (Sure it is.) He went on and on.
Most telling, however, was that he engaged in the exact type of coaching hagiography that plagues college sports. He could have merely supported former head coach Art Briles, whose precise culpability is unknown because Baylor has made details so scarce.
The manual for the staff at Trump University events was precise: The room temperature should be 68 degrees. Seats should be arranged in a theater-style curve. And government prosecutors had no right to see any documents without a warrant.
Instructing employees how to stall law enforcement investigations might seem like an unusual part of running a real estate seminar company. But at Trump University - which drew investigations by Democratic and Republican attorneys general alike - it was par for the course.
Trump University guides unsealed this week by a federal judge in southern California undercut Trump's portrayal of his one-time real estate seminar course as an uncontroversial operation. Instead, the manuals reflect boiler-room sales tactics - the proceeds of which went largely to Trump.
One guide encouraged staff to learn prospective enrollees' motivations in order to better sell them on products: "Are they a single parent of three children that may need money for food?" the guide asked. When people balked at paying for expensive courses, the suggested response for Trump University staff was harsh.
With past Trump-affiliated business failures and controversies, Trump has often distanced himself by noting that his only financial involvement was a branding agreement. In the case of Trump University, however, Trump's ownership is not in dispute - Trump wanted the business for himself.
A woman looks across the Sea of Hands exhibit on display as part of National Reconciliation Week for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in central Sydney, Australia, June 1, 2016.
Photo by David Gray
Ten tables, accommodating a total of 220 guests, are suspended from cranes at a height of 131 feet in front of the Atomium â?? a 335-foot-high structure and its nine spheres, built for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair as part of the 10th anniversary of the event known as "Dinner in the Sky," in Brussels, Belgium, on June 1, 2016.
Photo by Yves Herman
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said companies could only charge patients for the cost of manufacturing experimental treatments used under compassionate grounds, and it cannot force government or private health insurers to pay for these drugs.
"Compassionate use" of experimental drugs allows physicians to prescribe unapproved treatments for patients who have no other satisfactory alternatives in the market.
The FDA's move seems to be intended to soften the repercussions of its possible rejection of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's muscle-wasting drug, analysts said.
Sarepta's shares closed down 26.6 percent at $15.71 on Thursday, wiping out about $260 million from its market value.
The FDA last week deferred its decision on whether to approve Sarepta's drug, eteplirsen, after an advisory panel determined that the treatment was not effective.
Some of the bobbleheads at the Bobblehead Museum in Marlins Park stadium are shown on display before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Miami.
Photo by Wilfredo Lee
After moving to Kansas, Tad Stricker visited a state motor vehicle office to perform what he thought was the routine task of getting a new driver's license and registering to vote.
It was a familiar procedure for Stricker, 37, who has moved from state to state frequently in his work as a hotel manager. He filled out a voter registration form and got his driver's license. He was not asked for more documents, he said.
So he was stunned when he tried to cast a ballot in November 2014 and was told he was not on the voter rolls. A month later, a letter from the state said why: His registration had been placed "in suspense" because he had failed to meet a state requirement he did not know about - proving he was an American.
Spurred by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a national leader in pushing for anti-immigration and voting changes, more than 36,000 Kansas residents have joined Stricker in limbo since early 2013 under a state law that raises a new and higher barrier to voting in the United States: proof of citizenship.
Kobach has gained a national reputation for pushing a series of voting and anti-immigration measures across the country, leading one Democratic congressman to dub him "the dark lord" of the anti-immigration movement - a label he wears proudly.
A miniature sculpture of Beatrix Potter character Squirrel Nutkin sits outside of Buckingham Palace in London on June 1, 2016. The sculpture has been updated for the 21st century by street artist Marcus Crocker in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the author's birth.
Photo by David Parry
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