Andrew Tobias: Colbert on Trump
Gas is $2.25 a gallon, we've had 78 consecutive months of net private sector job growth,* the stock market's nearly tripled, home prices are robust, Detroit's booming … and yes, our infrastructure is still crumbling. But only because Republicans blocked the American Jobs Act. And our economy - and, especially, wage growth - are weaker than they need to be. But only because they also blocked a higher minimum wage and comprehensive immigration reform. (Trump opposes both.)
Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural "Kornfield Kounty" as a backdrop. It aired on CBS from 1969-1971 followed by a 21-year run in local syndication. The show was inspired by Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, the major difference being that Hee Haw was far less topical, and was centered on country music and rural culture. Hosted by country artists Buck Owens and Roy Clark for most of the series' run, the show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits and country-style minidresses (a group that came to be known as the "Hee Haw Honeys"), and its corn pone humor.
The show's name was coined by show business talent manager and producer Bernie Brillstein and derives from a common English onomatopoeia used to describe the braying sound that a donkey makes.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Announced the name of the show, Hee Haw.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
I'm going with "Hee-Haw" because it just makes sense to me. Otherwise, I don't know.
Happy Autumnal Equinox! It'll be 100 degrees again this weekend - like summer's still here.
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Couple of FA-18 Hornets playing in the sky over Long Beach around supper time.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'MacGyver', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Bruce Springsteen and Emma Willmann.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 8/3/16) are Salma Hayak Pinault, Dennis Leary, and Lukas Graham.
NBC starts the night with a RERUN'Superstore', followed by a RERUN'The Good Place', then 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Will Forte, Haley Bennett, and Grace VanderWall.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 9/13/16) are Bill Hader, Sarah Jones, and Test Pattern.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 9/7/16) are Dan Patrick, Broncho, and Tika Sumpter.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Dr. Ken', then a FRESH'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 9/19/16) are Kiefer Sutherland, John Oliver, and Die Antwoord.
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 FRESH'Hell's Kitchen', followed by a FRESH'The Exorcist'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH'Harry'.
A&E has 'The First 48', followed by 'The Killing Of JonBenet: The Truth Uncovered', and another 'The First 48'.
AMC offers the movie 'Open Range', followed by the movie 'Walking Tall', then the movie 'The Gridiron Gang'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 15-Yesterday's Enterprise
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 16-The Offspring
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-A Matter of Honor
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Measure of a Man
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-The Dauphin
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Contagion
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 12-The Royale
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 7-Reunion
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Future Imperfect
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Day of the Dove
[5:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
[6:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Tholian Web
[7:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Plato's Stepchildren
[8:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-Wink of an Eye
[9:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-The Empath
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Day of the Dove
[12:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
[1:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Tholian Web
[2:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Plato's Stepchildren
[3:40AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-Wink of an Eye
[4:50AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-The Empath (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has the movie 'The Wedding Planner', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Melbourne', and the movie 'The Wedding Planner'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'South Park', followed by the movie 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser'.
FX has the movie 'The Purge', followed by the movie 'The Purge: Anarchy'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Judd Apatow Wears a Polo and Blue Suede Shoes
[6:15AM] DAWN OF THE DEAD
[8:45AM] SHAUN OF THE DEAD
[11:00AM] LAND OF THE DEAD
[1:00PM] RED DRAGON
[3:45PM] SHAUN OF THE DEAD
[6:00PM] SCARY MOVIE
[8:00PM] SCARY MOVIE 2
[10:00PM] SCARY MOVIE
[12:00AM] SCARY MOVIE 2
[2:00AM] FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN
[4:15AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Creeps
[4:40AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Cuckoo on a Choo-Choo
[5:05AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Don't Throw That Knife
[5:30AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Juan Likes Rice & Chicken (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:37AM] The Man in the Iron Mask
[9:33AM] The Firm
[12:31PM] The General's Daughter
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Subterranean Homeboy Blues
[4:00PM] Law & Order-The Reaper's Helper
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Out of the Half-Light
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Life Choice
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Punk
[9:00PM] Law & Order-True North
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Hate
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Ramparts
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Hunters
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Haven
[2:00AM] Rectify-Modern Times
[3:04AM] Rectify-Plato's Cave
[4:08AM] Our Idiot Brother (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'GI Joe: Retaliation', followed by a FRESH'Z Nation', then a FRESH'Van Helsing'.
President Barack Obama awarded 24 American giants of the arts and humanities with medals on Thursday, lauding their accomplishments - and sharing some laughs.
Comedian Mel Brooks, who Obama has said he admires for his over-the-top Western satire "Blazing Saddles," looked as if were dropping down to receive a knighthood after a citation for "a lifetime of making the world laugh." In fact, Brooks, 90, was miming that he was pulling down Obama's pants.
Obama also joked with Broadway star Audra McDonald, whose citation was misplaced, and admired the spiked sneakers of poet Louise Glück.
Also among the honorees: Motown producer Berry Gordy and composer Philip Glass as well as authors Sandra Cisneros, Ron Chernow, Rudolfo Anaya and James McBride.
Obama gave a medal to Spanish celebrity chef Jose Andres, whose restaurants have been favorite haunts during his time in Washington, and who has worked with the White House on immigration reform issues.
Actor Morgan Freeman was honored, but was a no-show. Obama deadpanned that Freeman, who has been involved with the foundation raising money for his presidential library in Chicago, "undoubtedly is off playing a black president again."
Atsugi Higashiyama of Japan accepts the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize in Perception for "investigating whether things look different when you bend over and view them between your legs" during the 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. September 22, 2016.
Photo by Brian Snyder
Gene Luen Yang, a prize-winning author and the national ambassador for young people's literature, and Claudia Rankine, one of poetry's brightest and most innovative stars, are among this year's 23 MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called "genius" grants.
The fellows were announced Thursday by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which gives each honoree $625,000 over five years to spend any way he or she pleases, with no strings attached. More than 900 people have received the grants since 1981, with previous fellows including "Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, author-journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates and dancer-choreographer Merce Cunningham. Fellows, brought to the foundation's attention by an anonymous pool of nominators, do not apply for the money and are not informed they've been chosen until shortly before the awards are announced.
The foundation also selected author Maggie Nelson, New Yorker staff writer Sarah Stillman, composer Julia Wolfe, theater artist and educator Anne Basting and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Others chosen ranged from financial service innovator Jose A. Quinonez and human rights attorney Ahilan Arulanantham to linguist Daryl Baldwin and bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum.
Also announced Thursday were computer scientists Subhash Khot and Bill Thies, synthetic chemist Jin-Quan Yu and biologist-inventor Manu Prakash, microbiologist Dianne Newman and geobiologist Victoria Orphan. Other fellows are sculptor Vincent Fecteau, art historian and curator Kellie Jones, cultural historian Josh Kun, author-writer Lauren Redniss, jewelry maker and sculptor Joyce J. Scott and video artist Mary Reid Kelley.
"The Big Bang Theory" does a bang-up job of making its stars rich.
The CBS comedy claims TV's four best-paid actors, according to the annual list released Thursday by Forbes .
Jim Parsons led with a $25.5 million take between June 2015 and this June, Forbes said, followed by cast-mates Johnny Galecki ($24 million), Simon Helberg ($22.5 million) and Kunal Nayyar ($22 million).
In fifth place: Mark Harmon, star of CBS' drama "NCIS," was paid $20 million (as with all these actors, before management fees and taxes).
Forbes' list of TV actresses, released last week, reaffirms the generous salaries for "Big Bang" stars: Leading lady, Kaley Cuoco placed second on that list, with $24.5 million.
A South Korean army special forces soldier breaks bottles with his hand during the Naktong River Battle re-enactment in Waegwan, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. South Korean Defense Ministry reenacted one of the important battles as part of commemoration events for the 66th anniversary of the Korean War.
Photo by Ahn Young-joon
Margot Robbie ("Suicide Squad") will host the 42nd season premiere of "Saturday Night Life" alongside musical guest the Weeknd, NBC announced on Thursday.
The Australian actress was most recently seen as Harley Quinn in the summer blockbuster "Suicide Squad," also starring Will Smith and Jared Leto. Robbie has also been in films such as "The Legend of Tarzan," "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." Her upcoming projects include starring in the film adaption of Matt Ruff's novel "Bad Monkeys," as well as lending her voice for the Dreamworks animated film "Larrikins," scheduled for a 2018 release.
Two-time Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee the Weeknd will return as musical guest after first appearing on the show in March 2016. His upcoming album, "Starboy," is scheduled to be released Nov. 25.
The 42nd season premiere of "SNL" will air Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11:30 p.m. "SNL" is produced in association with Broadway Video, and created and executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
A volunteer group that rescues civilians from bombed-out buildings in Syria on Thursday won the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes referred to as the "Alternative Nobel," together with activists from Egypt and Russia and a Turkish newspaper.
The Syria Civil Defense group, also known as the White Helmets, was cited "for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian civil war."
The 3,000-strong group grew out of networks of volunteer first responders who were rescuing victims from government shelling and bombardment in opposition areas.
They will share a cash award of 3 million kronor ($350,000) with Egyptian women's rights activist Mozn Hassan and the Nazra for Feminist Studies; Russian rights campaigner Svetlana Gannushkina; and Turkish independent newspaper Cumhuriyet.
Created in 1980, the annual Right Livelihood Award honors efforts that prize founder, Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, felt were being ignored by the Nobel Prizes.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed listing the rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, for federal protection as an endangered species.
One of numerous wild bee species facing sharp declines, the rusty patched bumble bee is the first in the continental United States formally proposed for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to the Xerces Society, which petitioned for its protection.
Once abundant and widespread with hundreds of populations across its range, the rusty patched bumble bee's numbers and distribution have plunged by more than 90 percent since the late 1990s, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Bumble bees, as distinguished from domesticated honey bees, are important pollinators of wildflowers and many important crops.
The rusty patched bumble bee is one of 47 varieties of native bumble bees in the United States and Canada, 28 percent of which face a risk of extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy of Old Testament Bible scripture since the Dead Sea Scrolls, researchers said Wednesday.
Known as the En-Gedi scroll, it contains text from the Book of Leviticus, and dates at least to the third or fourth century, possibly earlier, according to the report in the journal Science Advances.
The deciphering of its contents is described in the journal as a "significant discovery in biblical archeology."
The scroll was found by archeologists in 1970 at En-Gedi, the site of a large, ancient Jewish community dating from the late 8th century BC.
An employee of the museum walks past the installation 'Kampfhund' (lit: fighting dog) by German artist Paloma Varga Weisz at the opening of the exhibtion 'Wolke and Kristall' (Cloud and Crystal) in Duesseldorf, Germany, Sept. 22, 2016.
Photo by Wolfram Kastl
An artist in Gaza is using henna to create a series of stunning drawings of historically important sites in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.
Painting with a paper cone filled with henna, 36-year-old Fatima al-Ghoul brings historic and religious monuments to life on canvas as a way to express her thoughts about the Palestinian cause.
"Since henna is part of our culture, we chose to draw these Palestinian cities in henna, because the color of henna is the closest color to mud. I specifically drew the Palestinian cities and the refugee camps because we are working on a project to make an album about the Palestinian cause. This album contains the refugee camps and the historical Palestinian," explained al-Ghoul, who's been painting with henna for the past eight years.
She works closely with Suheil Atta-Allah, who supervises her project and markets her paintings, which are sold for between $500 to $2,000 each.
The Gazan artist says she tries to be prolific but faces the same impediments as others living in Gaza, including a shortage in painting materials and constant power cuts.
At around 10 p.m. pacific time on Monday, North Korea accidentally opened access to its nameserver long enough for an American security engineer to take a look at all of the websites registered to the secretive government. And apparently, North Korea - a country that is no fan of the Internet - has only 28 registered domain names for its top-level domain suffix, .kp.
"Now we have a complete list of domain names for the country and it's surprisingly (or perhaps unsurprisingly) very small," Matt Bryant, the security engineer who discovered the mistake, told Motherboard. Bryant dumped all of the information he gathered about North Korea's minuscule web on GitHub.
Bryant said he caught the error and downloaded the data because he scans all top-level domains for exactly these sort of issues. Because many governments keep their domain name servers (DNS) confidential, he likes to grab it when it becomes available. "The shorter version is just that I'm a nerd who's obsessed with DNS," he said.
Users on the website Hacker News have been combing through North Korea's registered domains, most of which are pretty commonplace. For example, North Korea owns domains for its state-owned Air Koryo airline and Kim Il Sung University. The state-owned official newspaper of North Korea's communist party was also readily available for perusal, with headlines such as "Kim Jong Un Sends Birthday Spreads to Veteran Scholars" and "Narcotic-related Crimes Increase among S. Korean Youngsters." Hacker News users were able to spot North Korean clones of Facebook, Yahoo, and movie4k, a movie pirating website.
A bee lands behind a butterfly on early Burgundy wine grapes on a vineyard of the Thueringer Weingut Bad Sulza near Sonnendorf, central Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. The harvest has started in the vineyards in the Saale-Unstrut area. Viticulture in the Saale-Unstrut-district has a tradition of more than 800 years.
Photo by Jens Meyer
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