Eddie Deezen: "The Cocoanuts: The Marx Brothers' First Film" (Neatorama)
In a scene where Groucho and Chico talk while reading a map, the crinkling of the map paper sounded like a violent thunder storm. After a few "much too loud takes," it was decided that the map paper would have to be "watered down" and the damp map proved a workable solution. All paper props for the film were similarly soaked in water to keep them quiet.
Eddie Deezen: Harpo Marx Naked (Neatorama)
Harpo never spoke in the Marx Brothers films, existing as a happy-go-lucky mute in a world of voices and sound. And while nakedness or the act of taking off one's clothes can often symbolize lasciviousness or sexuality, with Harpo, it would seem more of a childlike thing.
Why, that's Twiggy, the iconic 60's model.
105° at 5 pm here…seems we have Palm Springs weather as well. Oy.
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I love the one about God throwing a water balloon on CA and running away cackling. The image of a mischievous, fun-loving diety (as opposed to how most believers view said diety) actually lightens my heart, and I'm not a religious person. Spiritual, yes, but not religious. Organized religion is a dangerous thing. Or, as I've said before, spirituality is a relationship with the Divine. Religion is crowd control.
TAFDale of Diamondy Hot (101°F) Springs answered:
Katy Perry riding a Segway after having inhaled Tim Leary's ashes at this year's Burnt Billion Man. Outside of turning the festival into just another crass, over-commercialized gathering of aging alleged hipster elites. Katy Perry in attendance. No longer cool!
DJ Useo responded:
I recognize that fashion icon Twiggy. Wot a success story!
BttbBob , replied:
Twiggy... I never understood the concept...
Twiggy ~ Lesley Lawson, widely known by the nickname Twiggy, an English model, actress and singer. In the mid-1960s, she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London.
Made skinny an "inny".
Joe S said:
That would be Twiggy, real name Leslie (Something, can't remember her last name). I remember her well. She was famous and popular, but I fail to understand the attraction. Way too skinny for me, I've always been partial to curves. However, she did the best she could with what she had. Can't fault her for that, but you be the judge.
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CBS begins the night with 'Think It Up', followed by a RERUN'Hawaii Five-0', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Amy Schumer, Stephen King, and Troubled Waters.
Scheduled on James Corden, OBE, are highlights from the show's first six months, and Leon Bridges.
NBC starts the night with 'Think It Up', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Donald Trump (R Pendejo Grande), Terrence Howard, and Pharrell Williams.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Andy Samberg, Kevin Love, M. Night Shyamalan, and Abe Laboriel Jr.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Curtis Stone, Metz, and Ravi Patel.
ABC opens the night with 'Think It Up', followed by a RERUN'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Mindy Kaling and Ricky Martin.
The CW offers a FRESH'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has 'Think It Up', followed by a RERUN'Gotham'.
MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.
AMC offers the movie 'Sahara', followed by the movie 'I, Robot', then the movie 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 23 - Godfrey
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 24 - Leyland
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 6 - Clubway 41
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 15 - Zocalo
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 11 - The Lodger
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 12 - The Pandorica Opens
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 9 - The Quality of Life
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 16 - Thine Own Self
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 17 - Masks
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 18 - Eye of the Beholder
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 19 - Genesis
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 20 - Journey's End
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 21 - Firstborn
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 22 - Bloodlines
[8:00PM] Casino Royale (2006)
[11:00PM] Casino Royale (2006)
[2:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 17 - Masks
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 18 - Eye of the Beholder
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 19 - Genesis
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 20 - Journey's End (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has the movie 'The School Of Rock', followed by the movie 'Mean Girls'.
Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'Key & Peele', 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', and another 'South Park'.
FX has the movie 'Men In Black III', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups 2'.
History has '9/11: The Days After', 'The Miracle Of Stairway 8', and '102 Minutes That Changed America'.
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[6:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-THE EYE DOESN'T LIE
[7:00AM] THE NINTH GATE
[12:15PM] THE NINTH GATE
[3:15PM] THE OTHERS
[5:30PM] FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
[8:00PM] BLADE II
[10:30PM] FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
[1:00AM] BLADE II
[5:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-KUNUK UNCOVERED (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:45AM] Less Than Zero
[9:00AM] Little Shop of Horrors
[1:30PM] Ghostbusters II
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Switch
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Pride
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Bitter Fruit
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Rebels
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Savages
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Jeopardy
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Humiliation
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Angel
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Blood Libel
[1:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Showrunners
[2:00AM] Law & Order-Remand
[3:00AM] The Night Listener
[4:45AM] Before Sunset (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Back To The Future', followed by the movie 'Back To The Future Part II', then a FRESH'Z Nation', followed by a FRESH'Continuum'.
Actress and filmmaker Sally Field of Los Angles, center, and author Stephen King of Bangor, Maine, right, depart after receiving the 2014 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
Photo by Andrew Harnik
Actor Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan attend the quarterfinals match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Richard Gasquet of France at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2015.
Photo by Carlo Allegri
"Miss America," best known for the line, "There she is, Miss America," will be returning to the pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, this Sunday.
Miss America Organization executive chairman Sam Haskell tells The Associated Press his group reached a settlement with the estate of songwriter Bernie Wayne that will allow the iconic song to be used again. He says the pageant is paying an undisclosed amount for the right to use the song, which longtime host Bert Parks sang for years, starting in 1955.
The song had been absent from the pageant for the past five years amid a legal dispute over the right to use it.
Palestine's flag will fly at United Nations headquarters after the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a Palestinian resolution, infuriating Israel with a move that Palestinians described as a step toward U.N. membership.
There were 119 votes in favor out of 193 U.N. members.
The United States and Israel were among eight countries that voted against the Palestinian-drafted resolution, which says the flags of non-member observer states like Palestine "shall be raised at (U.N.) Headquarters (in New York) and United Nations Offices following the flags of the member states."
Most of the 28-nation European Union were among the 45 nations that abstained from voting. However, France and more than half a dozen others voted in favor of the Palestinian resolution after the EU split on the issue.
The only other non-member observer state is the Vatican, which reacted coolly when the Palestinians first circulated their draft resolution last month.
The fossilised bones of 15 members of a previously unknown branch of the human family tree have been discovered in a cave in South Africa, scientists said Thursday, hailing the find as a breakthrough in evolution research.
About 1,500 fossils were found deep in a cave system outside Johannesburg, hidden in a chamber only accessible via several steep climbs and narrow rock crevasses.
The hominid -- described as a "new species" of human -- has been named Homo naledi after the "Rising Star" cave where the bones were found. Naledi means "star" in Sesotho, a local South African language.
Experts are uncertain how old the bones are, but say they were probably placed there after death -- a discovery that shines light on ancient human rituals.
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday that federal regulators erred in allowing an insecticide developed by Dow AgroSciences onto the market, canceling its approval and giving environmentalists a major victory.
The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, is significant for commercial beekeepers and others who say a dramatic decline in bee colonies needed to pollinate key food crops is tied to widespread use of a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids. Critics say the Environmental Protection Agency is failing to evaluate the risks thoroughly.
The lawsuit was filed in 2013 against the EPA by organizations representing the honey and honey beekeeping industry. The groups specifically challenged EPA approval of insecticides containing sulfoxaflor, saying studies have shown they are highly toxic to honey bees.
"It's a complete victory for the beekeepers we represent," said Greg Loarie, an attorney who represents the American Honey Producers Association, the American Beekeeping Federation and other plaintiffs in the case. "The EPA has not been very vigilant."
In its ruling, the court found that the EPA relied on "flawed and limited data" to approve the unconditional registration of sulfoxaflor, and that approval was not supported by "substantial evidence."
U.S actor Danny Glover speaks to The Associated Press during an interview in Lagos, Nigeria Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Glover is in Nigeria to star in a movie based on people who risked and sacrificed their lives to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa's most populous country.
Photo by Sunday Alamba
The Michigan House was at a standstill Thursday over whether to expel two social conservatives who admitted to misconduct in covering up their extramarital affair, as dozens of Democrats in the minority abstained from voting.
Sixty-seven members supported expelling Republican Rep. Todd Courser, six short of the two-thirds supermajority needed under the state constitution. Lawmakers were ordered to stay inside the chamber, and the voting board remained open into the evening hours after voting began.
Republican Rep. Cindy Gamrat also faces expulsion for her role. Just three legislators have been expelled in Michigan history.
"These two members have obliterated the public trust. They've obliterated the trust of their colleagues. And each day that they continue here they reduce the public trust in this institution," said Rep. Ed McBroom, a Republican from Vulcan in the Upper Peninsula who chaired a disciplinary panel that earlier Thursday urged the expulsions. He decried Democrats' "politicization" of the disciplinary process.
Democrats criticized the investigation as rushed and questioned why two "whistleblower" aides to Courser and Gamrat staffers were allowed to be fired, since the speaker's office knew of problems in their combined office. They said the matter should be looked into by law enforcement and the aides subpoenaed to testify to lawmakers.
U.S. health officials said on Thursday they were puzzled by a surge in the number of people who have contracted a rare bacterial disease usually found in rabbits that has already killed a Wyoming man and sickened dozens of people in Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska this year.
The unusually high number of cases of tularemia, sometimes called rabbit fever, have been concentrated in northeastern Wyoming and in neighboring parts of South Dakota and Nebraska and farther south in the Colorado Front Range, where there have been reported die-offs of animals like rabbits and voles that can carry the infectious disease, Wyoming health officials said.
While tularemia, whose symptoms can include fever, sore throat and muscle aches, is often present in the environment, it rarely sickens more than a few people a year in Wyoming, a handful in Colorado and just a few in South Dakota, health officials said.
That compares to 41 confirmed human cases so far this year in Colorado, 14 in Wyoming - the highest number in the quarter century that reliable records have been compiled - and at least 19 in South Dakota, the most since 34 people acquired the ailment in 1984, state epidemiologists said.
Director Michael Moore attends the "Where to Invade Next" premiere on day 1 of the Toronto International Film Festival at The Princess of Wales Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in Toronto.
Photo by Evan Agostini
Wildlife advocates are criticizing Utah officials for not suspending a coyote bounty program after they were told about a wolf sighting - one month before a rare gray wolf was killed by a hunter who mistook it for a coyote.
State officials defended their actions Thursday, saying they determined it was inconclusive if the sighting was a wolf and noting that the hunter wasn't participating in the bounty program.
The 3-year-old female wolf - named "Echo" in a nationwide student contest - was killed in December 2014 in southern Utah after capturing the attention of wildlife advocates across the country because it was the first seen near the Grand Canyon in seven decades.
Wildlife advocates called the death of an animal protected in Utah under the Endangered Species Act heartbreaking and were dismayed when the hunter wasn't charged after an investigation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Members of the Southern Military District headquarters Band from Russia perform during the "Spasskaya Tower" international military music festival, with the St. Basil's Cathedral seen in the background, at Moscow's Red Square, Russia, September 10, 2015.
Photo by Maxim Shemetov
A loud crash startled a California family at home Wednesday morning when a chunk of ice the size of a basketball hurdled from the sky and smashed through the roof, likely the result of frozen moisture breaking loose from an airplane flying high overhead.
Monica Savath said she and her family were in the living room of their Modesto home when they were shaken by the commotion. She said it sounded like a bomb exploding. Running to the attached garage, they found a gaping hole in the roof and shattered ice. Nobody was injured.
Jim Mathews, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento, dismissed any meteorological explanation, given the area's clear blue skies and hot temperatures. He said an airplane is the most likely culprit and suspects the same moisture that creates long white trails behind jets can collect into a large ice block. One may have dislodged from a plane and found its way to the family's home, he said.
Pieces of the ice in the Savath home were white or clear. Its color ruled out the possibility that it was waste that leaked from an airplane, which is blue from chemicals used to flush airplane toilets.
Six-month-old clouded leopard kittens Malee, left, and Suree, center, join their mother Serai, right, on a perch in their enclosure at Zoo Miami, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in Miami. The kittens made their official public debut the day before, and are scheduled to be on exhibit on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with their schedule being re-evaluated next week for further viewings, that will eventually leading up to daily exhibition.
Photo by Wilfredo Lee
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