BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 12 June, 2015


12 June, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1354 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Tom Danehy: Tom has a thing for dog people, OK, crazy dog people, and it isn't very positive (Tucson Weekly)
As opinionated as I am, I find that one of most surprising and refreshing occurrences in life is when somebody presents me with information that prompts me to change my mind about something (or, at the very least, to give a subject a lot more thought). This will not be one of those columns because …

Andrew Tobias: Fast Track and Trade
Imagine you are a labor leader. You have divine powers of economic forecasting and so know for a certainty that a trade deal will, by generally boosting U.S. exports and the economy as a whole, add a million new good jobs over five years at the same time as it will cost a hundred thousand jobs. What do you do? It seems to me that you have little choice but to oppose the deal. Why?

Evan V. Symon, Blair Dodge: 5 Amazing Things Accidentally Accomplished Out Of Spite (Cracked)
Unintended consequences are almost never a good thing -- you picture a new dam being built and accidentally drowning a village upstream. But it's not just well-intentioned plans that go awry. Bad intentions can backfire too, accidentally striking a blow for the good guys. Like ...

Homa Khaleeli: "A simple cure for back pain: grow up in the Ecuadorian mountains" (Guardian)
A California biochemist wants westerners to mimic communities where back pain is nonexistent. But is our problem culture not posture?

Benjamin Lee: Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93 (Guardian)
The veteran actor was best known for roles including Dracula and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings franchise.

Anita Singh and Danny Boyle: Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93 - latest reaction and tributes (Telegraph)
Screen legend famous for roles in Hammer Horror films, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems.

Suzanne Moore: If your idea of hell is sitting next to Kate Moss on an easyJet flight, you must be dead inside (Guardian)
Women cannot enjoy themselves, especially charming and tipsy ones, without provoking outrage and moralizing.

Jonathan Jones: I love to travel to museums, galleries and historic sites - just please don't call me a tourist (Guardian)
The ancient site of Luxor in Egypt, which has suffered an attempted terrorist attack, has been dismissed as a tourist city. It's so much more than that.

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

David Bruce's Smashwords Page

David Bruce's Blog

David Bruce's Lulu Storefront

David Bruce's Apple iBookstore

David Bruce has over 80 Kindle books on



Trivia Question of the Day

Born in Newark, NJ, Jay Scott Greenspan is better known by his stage name ______?______


Send your answer to Marty

Throwback Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday

What brand of peanut butter did Annette Funicello pitch?

      Skippy                                                      Source

Skippy is a brand of peanut butter manufactured in the USA. First sold in 1933, Skippy is currently manufactured by Hormel Foods, which bought the brand from Unilever in 2013.

Skippy has used several cartoon and celebrity spokespeople in its advertising, including Dennis the Menace, Annette Funicello and speed skater Bonnie Blair.        Source

Randall was first, and correct, with:
   I'm old enough to actually remember those commercials...

  And (being a guy) remember that Annette was the first Mouseketeer

  to get BOOBS

mj answered:
   Used to keep a jar of crunchy peanut butter on my desk in college
  Ate it by the spoonful. It wasn't Skippy, the brand Annette repped.

Lois Of Oregon wrote:
   Annette whored herself out for Skippy, the peanut butter whose motto was: "It's hard to beat Skippy", and one would hope so, as it is pointless to beat something that's not hard. Sorry. I am ashamed of myself now.

Alan J said:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:

Deborah responded:
   I'm going with a WAG - it was Jif.
  We were a Skippy family. It seemed that there were Jif people and Skippy people, and there never seemed to be valid arguments why one was better than the other. We kids, what did we know?
  NorCal's briefly rainy weather is gone; summer's back with a vengeance. Whee!

Adam answered:

Marian, said:

Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
   I'm pretty sure Annette Funicello was a choosy mother who chose Jif.

Dr. Dale "the meat injector" of Diamondy Hot Springs, Norcali answered:
   My Pineapple Princess at one time shilled for Skippy peanut butter.

  Back up to hot today and fierier Friday

MAM   , wrote:
   Skippy Peanut Butter ~ In 1923, Joseph Rosefield perfected the spread by inventing a process that would prevent oil separation. By 1933, he registered his trademark for Skippy peanut butter, though the product wouldn't be available until 1935, when both the creamy and the chunky varieties were both introduced.

  Anette Funicello Skippy Peanut Butter 1983

DJ Useo took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

Sally is retired, but paying attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  June 12 Birthdays - Celebrities Born June 12 | Famous Birthdays



Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

GasLand (2010) - IMDb
     Watching on Netflix as I write. Must, MUST watch!!!

Jamie Dimon Wants To Mansplain Banking To Elizabeth Warren

Co-Author Of Mike Huckabee Books Was Accused Of Child Molestation In Two Legal Cases - BuzzFeed News

Duggar Family Reportedly Under New Investigation By Arkansas Department Of Human Services

Christopher Lee: an actor of muscular intelligence with a staggering career | Peter Bradshaw | Film | The Guardian

Ranchers threatened by bison preserve - BBC News

BBC - Culture - The dark side of nursery rhymes

At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn't Done Yet : NPR

'Charlie's Country': A Worn Landscape That's Both Sad And Majestic : NPR

David Gulpilil - IMDb
     Check him out in "The Last Wave"

Connecticut handgun law has led to 40% drop in gun-related homicides

10 Unconventional Robots Under Development - Tested

Thanks, Michelle!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My Sexual Awakening at 70: And What Led Me Here eBook: Lynn Brown Rosenberg: Kindle Store



From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'

"The Problem With Young People Today"

(Crabby Old Fart)



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD









Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music


Ark Of Darkness


In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Marine layer morning, sunny afternoon.

Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'Undercover Boss', followed by a RERUN 'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN 'Blue Bloods'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'The Mentalist'.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE (from 4/21/15) are Kristen Stewart, Ben McKenzie, and Mark Ronson.

NBC starts the night with a RERUN 'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Lena Dunham and Colin Quinn.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 6/1/15) are Rose Byrne, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Brett Eldredge, and Jon Theodore.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 6/1/15) are Peter Docter, Waters, and Tiller Russell.

ABC opens the night with a RERUN 'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do?', then '20/20'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 6/4/15) are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Wiz Khalifa.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', followed by a RERUN 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a FRESH 'The Messengers'.

Faux fills the night with LIVE '2015 FIFA Women's World Cup', then pads the left coast with local crap.

MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.

A&E has all old 'Criminal Minds' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'The Adjustment Bureau', followed by the movie 'Get Smart', then the movie 'Shanghai Noon'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 19 - Stevens NEW
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 20 - Gray NEW
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 6 - Ep 4 - Quelcuttis
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 9 - El Greco
 [10:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 4
 [11:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 5
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 20 - The Chase
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 21 - Frame of Mind
 [2:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 22 - Half a Life
 [3:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 25 - In Theory
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 26 - Redemption (Part 1)
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Redemption (Part 2)
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 2 - Darmok
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 3 - Ensign Ro
 [8:00PM]    The Princess Bride
 [10:00PM]    Weird Science
 [12:00AM]    The Princess Bride
 [2:00AM]    Weird Science
 [4:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 26 - Redemption (Part 1)
 [5:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Redemption (Part 2)    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', another 'Shahs Of Sunset', 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Bravo's First Looks'.

Comedy Central has 'Key & Peele', another 'Key & Peele', still another 'Key & Peele', yet another 'Key & Peele', 'Futurama', 'South Park', and another 'South Park'.

FX has the movie 'The Bourne Legacy', followed by the movie 'Battleship'.

History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence', then a FRESH 'Hangar 1: The UFO Files'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    HARD RAIN
 [1:00PM]    HARD RAIN
 [10:00PM]    TRANSPORTER 3
 [12:15AM]    10,000 B.C.

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Crucible
 [8:45AM]    Domino
 [11:30AM]    You Kill Me
 [1:30PM]    The Silence of the Lambs
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Profile
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Black Tie
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Narcosis
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-High & Low
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Stiff
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Vaya con Dios
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Endurance
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Turnstile Justice
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Black, White and Blue
 [1:00AM]    The Killer Inside Me
 [3:15AM]    The Ghost Writer    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Jurassic Park', followed by a FRESH 'Defiance', then a FRESH 'Dark Matter'.

 [6:00 AM]      The Glass Key (1942)
 [7:30 AM]      Laura (1944)
 [9:00 AM]      Ministry Of Fear (1944)
 [10:30 AM]      Murder, My Sweet (1944)
 [12:15 PM]      Danger Signal (1945)
 [1:45 PM]      Detour (1945)
 [3:00 PM]      Mildred Pierce (1945)
 [5:00 PM]      Deadline at Dawn (1946)
 [6:30 PM]      Johnny Angel (1946)
 [8:00 PM]      The Gangster (1947)
 [9:45 PM]      Gun Crazy (1950)
 [11:30 PM]      Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
 [1:15 AM]      Nightmare Alley (1947)
 [3:30 AM]      Night Moves (1975)
 [5:15 AM]      MGM Parade Show #7 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Saturday   -  06/13/15

TCM spends part of the night with Robert Vaughn
 [6:00 AM]      The Sea Hawk (1940)
 [8:30 AM]      Satellite in the Sky (1956)
 [10:00 AM]      Batman: The Executioner Strikes (1943)
 [10:30 AM]      African Treasure (1952)
 [12:00 PM]      King Solomon's Mines (1950)
 [2:00 PM]      The Sand Pebbles (1966)
 [5:15 PM]      Ice Station Zebra (1968)
 [8:00 PM]      Bullitt (1968)
 [10:15 PM]      To Trap a Spy (1964)
 [12:00 AM]      The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

 [2:00 AM]      The Manitou (1978)
 [3:45 AM]      Trog (1970)
 [5:30 AM]      Wonderful World of Tupperware (1959)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network


Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV

Al Jazeera

Any opinions?   Marty

Or reviews?   Marty

Support the e-page!

(See below for addresses)


Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg meets with the Portfolio Gold Medalists backstage at the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony held at Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Photo by Stuart Ramson


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Hopi Sacred Masks Auctioned


A collection of sacred masks and statues belonging to the Native American Hopi tribe have gone under the hammer at a Paris auction despite calls that the sale be canceled.

The Hopi, who still live in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau in Arizona, consider the artifacts sacred, representing messengers to the gods and the spirits of ancestors and natural forces such as animals, plants or the sun.

Painted in a variety of colors, they are made of animal skins, fabric and other natural materials and decorated with feathers and hair.

A spokeswoman for the auction house could not immediately confirm the final sale total but auction results showed one Hopi mask selling for 11,000 euros ($12,390) and a rare statue for 75,000 euros.



Actress Sandra Bullock poses with characters in costume from the film during the "Minions" World Premiere at Leicester Square in London, Britain June 11, 2015.
Photo by Luke MacGregor


Drought Grips Tourist Magnet


It is one of America's most popular natural wonders. But even Yosemite National Park cannot escape the drought ravaging California, now in its fourth year and fueling growing concern.

At first glance, the spectacular beauty of the park with its soaring cliffs and picture-postcard valley floor remains unblemished, still enchanting the millions of tourists who flock the landmark every year. But on closer inspection, the drought's effects are clearly visible.

The towering 8,840-foot (2,695-meter) Half Dome rock monolith, photographed by millions every year, is normally reflected in the surface of Mirror Lake below.

But the water is now well below its normal level, exposing sandbanks on which tourists lounge around sunbathing, while children splash about in large puddles.

Yosemite Falls, the easiest to access of the various waterfalls at the park, is more of a dribble than a gush -- reflecting the minimal winter snowfall that has left a seriously diminished snowpack on the nearby Sierra Nevada.



Newhead News


National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum


There's a puppetry museum in Utah. A vacuum museum in Oregon. A roller skating museum in Nebraska. So, why not a bobblehead hall of fame and museum in Wisconsin?

Two Milwaukee men think their state is the perfect place for this particular type of quirkiness.

"Milwaukeeans also enjoy fun - as can be witnessed by the love for beer, sports and festivals - and bobbleheads are fun," said Phil Sklar, 31, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

He and friend Brad Novak, also 31, quit their jobs in the business world within the last year to work on starting the museum. They also want to serve as a clearinghouse for bobblehead history and news.

Their aim is to display the world's largest collection of bobbleheads, 10,000, ranging from athletes, mascots, characters, regular and famous people and others on vibrating shelves; there's no listing claiming that title on the Guinness Book of World Records' website. So far, they've collected 4,000 bobbleheads in a decade - most have come in the last year from sporting events, yard sales, auctions, websites and thrift stores. Among their weirdest: the "Flo" character from Progressive insurance commercials as well as all of the Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausages on one bobblehead.



Cast members (from L-R) Sam Elliott, Judy Greer, Julia Garner, Lily Tomlin and Marcia Gay Harden pose at the Los Angeles Film Festival opening night premiere of "Grandma" in Los Angeles, California, June 10, 2015. The movie opens in the U.S. on August 21.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni


Grandchildren of the Sun


For years, the alabaster-skinned people born on this sun-scorched constellation of islands off Panama's Caribbean coast have been venerated as the Grandchildren of the Sun.

But that same sun - their mythic, celestial ancestor - is also their greatest foe.

Experts say there are hundreds of albinos among the 80,000 indigenous Guna, or Kuna, who live in Panama, nearly half on the mainland of the Guna Yala region and three dozen of its 365 palm-speckled islands.

There has been no census but Pascale Jeambrun, founder of the local S.O.S Albino organization, says one in every 150 Guna children born is albino.

At a global level, the rate is believed to be around 1 in 17,000.

Grandchildren of the Sun


Wake-up Call


Passes Torch


Rupert Murdoch (R-Evil Incarnate) is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. to his son, James, the company's news channel Fox News reported Thursday.

Rupert Murdoch, 84, one of the world's most powerful media barons right-wing propagandists, remains the chairman and controlling shareholder of the company behind Fox News Channel, Fox broadcast network and the 20th Century Fox movie studio, through a family trust that owns shares. He has been CEO since 1979 and chairman since 1991.

Fox News reported the pending move on its website Thursday, attributing the announcement to Rupert Murdoch. CNBC first reported the story based on sources who requested anonymity.

James Murdoch, 42, is the company's co-chief operating officer. His brother Lachlan, 43, currently non-executive co-chairman at Fox, will become executive co-chairman along with his father, according to Fox's story.



Participants dressed in white take part in Diner en Blanc, or White Dinner, between Palais Royal and the Louvre Museum, in Paris, Thursday, June 11, 2014. The event is a flash mob event for an open air dinner in central Paris.
Photo by Kamil Zihnioglu


Number In Poverty Rises


The number of Russians living below the poverty line rose by 3.1 million in the first quarter as the economy reeled from the plunging ruble and soaring inflation, state statistics revealed Thursday.

The number of Russians classed as living in poverty hit 22.9 million in the first quarter, or 15.9 percent of the population.

In the same period last year 19.8 million Russians were living under the poverty line. This is defined as having an income of less than 9,662 rubles per month ($176).

Last year, the poverty line was set at 7,688 rubles.

The ruble lost over 40 percent of its value in 2014.



This undated image provided by Profiles in History shows a letter written by legendary physicist Albert Einstein about his theory on relativity. Einstein was a father who worried his son wasn't taking his geometry studies seriously enough, and that he was indebted to a favorite uncle for giving him a toy steam engine when he was a boy, launching a lifelong interest in science. He also believed the infidelity of a friend's spouse was no big deal. These and other reflections, including personal opinions on God and politics, are contained in 27 letters being offered by a private collector at auction this week.


Shades Of Sweeney Todd

Imperial Beach

A San Diego judge sentenced a barber on Thursday to 10 years in prison for inexplicably slashing a customer's throat during a haircut and shave before pedaling away on his bike.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Timothy Vaughn, 33, was at Vic's Barber Shop in Imperial Beach, just south of San Diego, for a haircut in October when barber Daniel Roberto Flores calmly slashed a straight razor across Vaughn's throat twice.

"Mr. Flores waited until people left the room," Deputy District Attorney Laura Evans said. "He insisted on trimming the victim's beard. He said: 'I could cut your throat', and then he did."

Police said the two men did not know each other, and there was no conflict or argument before the attack.

Imperial Beach


Josh Sheehan of Australia performs during the second training of the second stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour at the Dionyssos Marble Quarry in Athens, Greece, June 11, 2015.
Photo by Predrag Vuckovi


Stunt Gone Wrong

San Diego

An unidentified man who tried to roll under a freight train in downtown San Diego during what authorities say may have been a videotaped stunt was killed on Thursday when he was struck by the locomotive.

The man, who was between 20 and 30 years old, was cut into pieces by the northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train, that was traveling at about 10 mph (16 kph) at the time and was 62 cars long, San Diego County Sheriff's Detective Ed Macken said.

"We've had 22 train suicides and accidents in the last year and a half," he said. "We don't think this one was a suicide, but they all make a big mess."

Passenger and freight trains in both directions were stopped for hours while deputies tried to piece together evidence and find witnesses.

San Diego


A lotus flower blossoms in a lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 11, 2015. Lotus which only blooms in the summer was selected the national flower of Vietnam.
Photo by Luong Thai Linh


Set For Water Trial

Panama Canal

Water will start rushing into the newly expanded Panama Canal on Thursday in one area that was widened, ahead of the waterway's April 2016 re-inauguration.

The area around the new Agua Fria locks in Gatun, on the Atlantic coast, will be the site of the preliminary tests, the Panama Canal Authority said.

Completely filling up the first lock will take three to five months, according to the builders consortium Grupo Unidos Por el Canal.

GUPC is carrying out the extensive upgrade to the canal's system of locks, to allow the waterway to accommodate ships carrying up to 14,000 containers of freight, triple the current size.

Upgrades began in 2007 and were scheduled to be completed in 2014 for the 100th anniversary of the canal, but the work has seen repeated delays.

Panama Canal



In Memory

Christopher Lee

Click here for more readable version Christopher Lee, an actor who brought dramatic gravitas and aristocratic bearing to screen villains from Dracula to the wicked wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died at age 93.

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, taking on memorable roles such as the James Bond enemy Scaramanga and the evil Count Dooku in two "Star Wars" prequels.

Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born in London on May 27, 1922. His father was a British army officer who had served in the Boer War and his mother was Contessa Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano. His parents separated when he was young, and his mother later remarried Harcourt Rose, the uncle of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

Lee attended Wellington College, an elite boarding school, and joined the Royal Air Force during World War II. Poor eyesight prevented him from becoming a pilot, and he served as an intelligence officer in North Africa and Italy.

After the war, the 6-foot-4 (1.93-meter) Lee was signed to a contract with Britain's Rank studio, and spent the next decade playing minor roles in a series of formulaic pictures. He also appeared briefly in Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" in 1948 along with his future Hammer co-star, Peter Cushing.

He launched his horror career in 1957, starring as the monster in Hammer's "The Curse of Frankenstein." In 1958, Lee made his first appearance as the famous vampire in "Dracula," opposite Cushing's Van Helsing.

Lee went on to play the Transylvanian vampire in sequels including "Dracula: Prince of Darkness," ''Dracula Has Risen From the Grave," ''Taste the Blood of Dracula," ''Scars of Dracula" and "Dracula A.D. 1972" - an ill-advised attempt to update the series to 1970s London.

Lee played non-vampiric roles in Hammer's "The Devil Rides Out," ''The Mummy," ''Rasputin, the Mad Monk" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and starred as mustachioed master criminal Fu Manchu in a series of low-budget thrillers. His last film for Hammer was "To the Devil a Daughter" in 1976.

Starting in the 1970s, Lee tried to shake off the Hammer mantle. He played the villain in "The Man With the Golden Gun" and appeared in non-Hammer horror films. The most distinguished was 1973's "The Wicker Man," a cult classic in which Lee played the lord of a Scottish pagan community troubled by the appearance of an inquisitive police officer.

An energetic man who listed his hobbies in "Who's Who" as "travel, opera, golf, cricket," Lee never retired. His career flourished late in life, with roles in some of the best-loved of film franchises. He also branched out into music, and released a heavy metal album to mark his 92nd birthday just last year.

The actor became Sir Christopher Lee when he was knighted in October 2009, receiving the honor from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Lee also appeared in several films by Tim Burton, including "Sleepy Hollow" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and was proud of his turn as Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in "Jinnah."

Lee felt his gift for comedy was under-appreciated. He was proud to have hosted the popular U.S. sketch show "Saturday Night Live" in 1978 and told the BBC that his greatest regret was turning down the part that went to Leslie Nielsen in the slapstick comedy "Airplane."

Lee married Birgit Kroencke in 1961. Their daughter, Christina, was born in 1963.

Christopher Lee


In Memory

Ron Moody

British actor Ron Moody, who played Fagin in the movie version of "Oliver!" and on stage, died on Thursday at the age of 91, his agent said.

Moody was nominated for best actor at the Academy Awards in 1968 for his performance in the hit film based on the Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist".

He later appeared in the long-running British television series "EastEnders" but reportedly turned down the role of Doctor Who in the hit BBC series.

"He brought joy to his family and to the hearts of many and will be greatly missed. He was singing until the end," his widow Therese said in a statement.

Moody is also survived by six children.

Ron Moody


In Memory

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman, a self-taught alto saxophone player who polarized the jazz world with his unconventional "free jazz" before coming to be regarded as an avant garde genius, died on Thursday morning in New York at the age of 85, according to his publicist.

Coleman's motto for his music, often uttered before starting his performances, was "I'd like to go out in space tonight." He would then launch into music that broke the limits of conventional bars, keys, chord changes and harmony.

Coleman so divided jazz musicians, critics and fans that in his early years some musicians at jam sessions would leave the stage during his solos.

Coleman's outlaw approach involved what he called "harmolodics" - breaking away from traditional harmonic structure and "removing the caste system from music."

He found approval through the years and in 2007 was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was an award presenter at the ceremony. He also won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, as well as a Grammy nomination, for the 2007 album "Sound Grammar" and in 2014 released "New Vocabulary."

Born in a poor, black neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas, Coleman said he grew up "so po' we couldn't afford the 'o' and the 'r.'" At 14, he bought a cheap alto saxophone and mimicked radio melodies. He began playing in honky tonks and at 19 traveled the South, playing blues with a minstrel show.

He made his way to Los Angeles, where he began perfecting his free-form style. Coleman was inspired by the inventive bebop jazz performers of the time and also wove honky tonk, blues and dance music into his unconventional harmonies.

In 1958, Contemporary Records bought some of Coleman's compositions but studio musicians could not play them. Coleman himself was hired to record them, leading to his first album, "Something Else!"

He first played in New York a year later at the Five Spot nightclub. Composer Leonard Bernstein and John Lewis, founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet, were among his supporters.

Coleman was signed by Atlantic Records and made such albums as "The Shape of Jazz to Come" (1959), which Rolling Stone magazine ranked No. 248 on its list of 500 greatest albums, "This Is Our Music" (1960) and "Free Jazz" (1961). Sales were low and he was soon dropped by the label.

Coleman studied various musical forms and in 1972 released a symphony called "Skies of America." Another work was a 1977 album called "Dancing in Your Head" that featured a jam session recorded in Morocco with tribal musicians.

In the '70s he began working with electric guitarists and formed the band Prime Time, which incorporated rock-funk sounds.

Coleman married poet Jayne Cortez in 1954 and they divorced 10 years later. Their son, Denardo, was a drummer who began performing with his father at age 10 and managed his career in the 1980s.

Ornette Coleman

Tomorrow is the question! | Ornette Coleman | 1959 | Full Album - YouTube

Ornette Coleman Quintet Live October 1958 at the Hillcrest Club, Los Angeles California - YouTube

Ornette Coleman Trio at the Golden Circle - Faces and Places - YouTube

Ornette Coleman Quartet :: Roma 1974 #1 - YouTube

Ornette Coleman - The Sphinx - YouTube


In Memory

Robert Chartoff

Oscar-winning producer Robert Chartoff, who was behind the hit boxing films "Rocky" and "Raging Bull," died on Wednesday in California at the age of 81, CNN reported.

Chartoff's daughter, Julie Chartoff, told CNN he died at his Santa Monica home surrounded by family, adding: "He was an amazing father and person; there are no words."

Chartoff shared an Oscar for Best Picture with his partner Irwin Winkler for the 1976 film "Rocky", which was written by and starred Sylvester Stallone, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). The pair would go on to produce the rest of the films in the series, according to IMDB.

He was nominated for another Oscar in 1981 for producing Martin Scorsese's biopic of boxer Jake La Motta, "Raging Bull," which starred Robert De Niro.

His most recent film, "Creed," a continuation of the "Rocky" series, is in post-production.

Robert Chartoff


In Memory

Virgil Runnels (Dusty Rhodes)

WWE says Virgil Runnels, a former professional wrestler known by his fans as Dusty Rhodes, has died. He was 69.

The company said Runnels died Thursday, but a spokesman declined to say where or how, saying the family had not authorized the release of that information.

Runnels, who also went by the nickname "The American Dream," was a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, and held the NWA championship three times. He became famous during the height of wrestling's popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in signature yellow polka dot tights with his sidekick "valet" Sapphire.

Runnels remained a fixture with WWE after retiring from the ring and was working at WWE's Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

Throughout his several decades in the ring, the Austin, Texas, native endeared himself to fans as an everyman with a less than stellar physique, but a gregarious gift of gab behind a microphone.

Runnels was also the father of two other famous WWE wrestlers: Dustin Runnels, better known as Goldust, and Cody Runnels, who wrestles under the name Stardust.

Virgil Runnels (Dusty Rhodes)


In Memory

Randy Howard

Authorities say a country music singer has been killed in a gunfight with a bounty hunter trying to detain him.

Several media outlets report the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the Tuesday night shooting of 65-year-old Randy Howard in Lynchburg. Media report Howard has performed with country music stars Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says the bounty hunter showed up at Howard's home to take him into custody for missing a court appearance. Devine said Howard opened fire, the bounty hunter shot back and Howard was killed.

DeVine said the bounty hunter was trying to detain Howard on a warrant charging him with fourth-offence DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license.

Randy Howard



Farmer Henrik Wille's cow 'Lady Gaga' has been elected the most beautiful cow of Germany during the German Holstein Show in Oldenburg, Germany, June 11, 2015. Around 200 cows from Germany and Luxemburg competed for the title of the most beautiful cow at the German Holstein Show.
Photo by Markus Hibbeler



Say Thanks to Bart by helping Mrs. Bart make the mortgage, pay some bills and feed the kitties.

You could PayPal something to

OR you could send a "love" check to
PO Box 54466
Tulsa, OK 74155

Remember to use Bart's Amazon portal for purchases.


lunar phases

Subscribe to BartCop!

Click Here!

Weather.Org | World Weather Forecast and Climate History

BartBlog - The Blog of

My Guest Map

page of flags

Erin Hart Show Links

Conan Welcomes You To CONAN360°


BadtotheboneBob's Veteran's Reports Archive

Nick's Crusade

Joe Bageant: Archives

Irascible Professor

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

Shameless Commerce's Buy Bruce's Anecdote Books

Academic Earth

Baron Dave Romm Portal

Digby's Hullabaloo

Media Matters

Today In Afghanistan

Freeway Blogger

Newhead News

Issues & Alibis

I'm Not Sorry

Wake-up Call


Internet Weekly

Unpopular Ideas

Project for the OLD American Century

The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol

skippy the bush kangaroo

2 Dudes

The Mr. Nice Guy Show

Rise and Death of Robot Wisdom

Damien Hirst official page

Affordable Colleges Online: Higher Education Affordability for Veterans coupons


Woodstock Preservation Alliance


War Is A Racket - Major General Smedley Butler

The War Prayer - Mark Twain


Who served?


Bill Clinton - Chris Wallace/Faux News - 09/23/06 - Transcript

Stephen Colbert - White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Transcript

100 Most Banned Books

Photos from D.C. - Nancy Maynard

Johnsonburg, PA - page 5


Church of Reality - click here for more information


Disinfotainment Today - Click Here!

FAnnetastic - Click Here!!

Click Here!

Click Here!

Click Here!

New Head News - Click Here!

Beacon Reader - The Four Cartoonists of the Apocalypse - Click Here!

War Is A Crime : Click Here!

Saint Clinton

Raw Story - Click Here!

Click Here!

Drink In Hand - Click Here!

Click Here!

Click here for printable version



You have reached the Home page of BartCop Entertainment.

Do you have something to say?
Anything that increased your blood pressure, or, even better, amused or entertained?

Do you have a great album no one's heard?
How about a favorite TV show, movie, book, play, cartoon, or legal amusement?
A popular artist that just plain pisses you off?
A box set the whole world should own?
Vile, filthy rumors about Republican hypocrites?

Just plain vile, filthy rumors?

In other words, submissions are welcome.

Send mail to Marty
( SuprmChaos at yahoo dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at aol dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at hotmail dot com )

Or this Marty
( marty at suprmchaos dot com )

Thank you


Previous Issue

BartCop Entertainment Archives



Return to BartCop

"Management reserves the right to edit, yada yada."

''You send it to me, it's mine.''

Legal Stuff

Established 26 July, 2001

Heh heh heh

©  2015