Tom Danehy: 40,000 readers could end up with a headache learning math this week from Tom(Tucson Weekly)
Poor Jacob Bernoulli. He was part of what might have been the smartest family of all time. If you had a list of the Top 37 mathematicians of all time, at least eight would have the last name Bernoulli. Jacob was so taken by the properties of Spira mirabilis that he insisted that one of the spirals be inscribed on his headstone upon his death. Unfortunately, the guy who made the headstone inscribed an Archimedean spiral (one in which the distance between the various arcs remains constant) instead.
Jim Avery: 6 Depressing Fates That Befell Your Favorite Childhood Stars (Cracked)
Conventional wisdom says that having a little fame is better than having none -- as Lord Tennyson once said, "'Tis better to have been invited to Hollywood Squares and lost than never to have been invited at all." However, the descent from pop stardom to normal life can be so depressing and undignified, you'll probably wish you'd stayed a regular schmuck in the first place.
Baby Huey is a gigantic and naïve duckling cartoon character. He was created by Martin Taras for Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios, and became a Paramount cartoon star during the 1950s. Although created by Famous for its animated cartoons, Huey first appeared in Quack-a-Doodle-Doo, a Noveltoon theatrical short produced in 1949 and released on March 3, 1950.
Alan J was first and correct with:
That lucky ducky
Is Baby Huey.
It looks like Chris Christie, but it's actually Baby Huey.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
Hmmm…I know I've watched the cartoons (a fine Saturday morning childhood habit) featuring a giant chicken in a diaper. The name that comes to mind is Henny Penny, which I'm pretty sure is wrong. Oh, well. So be it.
Sorry about your crappy keyboard - any chance you can return it and get a better one?
It's a shame that our a/c is running as much in mid-October as in mid-July.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
The big cartoon duck is named Baby Huey. I don't even know why I remember
that, but I do.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
Baby Huey. Last day of Tax extensions! Yes!
Fuck Rush Huey.
DJ Useo answered:
Around these parts, we call him "dinner", but most folks call him "Baby Huey".
I saw the first animated cartoon of him recently, & it made me laugh.
As a kid, I only read his comic book on lo-o-ong car rides, as we'd read anything to escape the tediousness.
Baby Huey ~ An extremely large dimwitted baby duck who wreaks havoc on those who he comes in contact with as he attempts to help and or play. He became a cartoon star during the 1950s. U.S. President Bill Clinton in a 1993 conversation cited his similarities to Baby Huey: "I'm a lot like Baby Huey. I'm fat. I'm ugly. But if you push me down, I keep coming back."
Joe S responded:
I remember him well from my youth. That's Baby Huey.
Not this guy.
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 FRESH'Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Jimmy Kimmel, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Guillermo Del Toro, Beach House, and Vance Joy.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 9/10/15) are Jeremy Renner and Alison Brie.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Undateable', followed by a FRESH'Truth Be Told', then 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Bruce Willis, Sienna Miller, and Borns.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 9/24/15) are Anne Hathaway, Ben McKenzie, Francis Garcia & Sal Basille, and Stephen Perkins.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 9/14/15) are Eiza Gonzalez, Shlohmo, and Kristen Kish & Kyle Martino.
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 9/29/15) Viola Davis, Michael Pena, and Slightly Stoopid.
The CW offers a FRESH'Reign', followed by a FRESH'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'2015 MLB Playoffs', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 3 hours of old 'My Haunted House', followed by the FRESH'The Enfield Haunting'.
AMC offers the movie 'Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines', followed by the movie 'Terminator Salvation'.
[1:00AM] Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons
[3:00AM] Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars
[5:00AM] Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride
[6:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 3 - Gridlock
[7:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 4 - Daleks In Manhattan
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Revisited: Mojito's, The Junction, Bazzini
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Trobiano's
[10:00AM] Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 1 - New Earth
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Encounter at Farpoint (Part 1)
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 2 - Encounter at Farpoint (Part 2)
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 11 - Haven
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 12 - The Big Goodbye
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 13 - Datalore
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 14 - Angel One
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 15 - 11001001
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 16 - Too Short a Season
[10:30PM] Ghostbusters II
[3:30AM] Ghostbusters II (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', 'Real Housewives Of NJ: Teresa Checks In', followed by a FRESH'Bravo First Looks', then the movie 'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Wanderlust', 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'Moonbeam City', and 'South Park'.
FX has the movie 'Mama', followed by the movie 'Snow White & The Huntsman'.
History has 3 hours of old 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH'True Monsters'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THANKSGIVING
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
[7:00AM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[8:45AM] FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
[1:30PM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[3:15PM] FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
[5:45PM] MY BLOODY VALENTINE
[10:30PM] THE MIST
[3:45AM] MY BLOODY VALENTINE (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Writers' Room-Game of Thrones
[6:30AM] The Hunting Party
[11:15AM] Enemy at the Gates
[2:00PM] The Aviator
[6:00PM] Law & Order-I.D.
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Mother Love
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Deadbeat
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Shadow
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Grief
[11:00PM] Law & Order-DWB
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Juvenile
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Trade This
[2:00AM] Law & Order-Deep Vote
[3:00AM] A League of Their Own (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Crazies', followed by the movie 'I Am Legend', then a FRESH'Z Nation'.
Actor and producer Seth MacFarlane introduces Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, during a fundraiser at the Avalon Hollywood, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif.
Photo by Danny Moloshok
Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" and Hanya Yanagihara's "A Little Life" are among the winners of the second annual Kirkus Prize, worth $50,000 to each of three recipients.
Coates letter to his son about race and racism received the nonfiction prize Thursday.
Yanagihara's novel about the lives of four former college roommates was cited for fiction. Both works are bestsellers and finalists for the National Book Awards, with winners to be announced next month.
The Kirkus Prize for young people's literature went to Pam Munoz Ryan for "Echo." The awards are presented by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews.
"Homeland" star Claire Danes walks through a narrow alley in Lebanon in the latest episode of Showtime's hit show, and passes a wall sprayed with graffiti in Arabic.
Producers had asked for something generic - they suggested "Muhammad is the greatest" - to give the feel of a Hezbollah-run refugee camp. But the group of three artists hired for the job decided to make a statement.
The message that was seen by more than a million viewers when the episode aired in the U.S. on Sunday was: "Homeland is racist."
The scene was actually filmed this summer in Berlin, but the group, calling itself "The Arabian Street Artists" - the name itself a tongue-in-cheek jab at the initial solicitation from "Homeland" producers for the set work - kept their actions quiet until the episode was shown.
They started adding their blunt messages, including: "Homeland is a joke and it didn't make us laugh;" ''Homeland is not a (TV) series"; "There is no Homeland"; "Black lives matter"; and "Homeland is watermelon" - using an Arabic expression meaning something is superficial or a joke.
An aboriginal musician is disabling her Facebook page after the social media company suspended her account for days because she was using her traditional indigenous name.
IsKwe is an award-winning electronic musician from Winnipeg who is known across the country for mixing Cree and Dene music with trip-hop and R&B.
"I have two names. I have a traditional name, and I have an English name," said isKwe, whose English name is Meghan Meisters. "[IsKwe] is the name that I've been going as for a long time. It's the name that family know me as, friends know me as and my business and my music and my art know me as."
She's run a personal and fan page for years under the name, but over the weekend, Facebook suspended her personal account, which also prevented her from accessing her fan page.
The account was only reactivated after she agreed to use her English name, Meghan Meisters. IsKwe did agree to the change so she could make a post about what happened.
From left, Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Harvey Keitel pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Youth', as part of the London film festival in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.
Photo by Joel Ryan
Country star Willie Nelson has rescheduled two shows and cancelled another due to an unspecified health issue.
Nelson and Merle Haggard were scheduled to perform Thursday and Friday, but South Carolina and Virginia dates were rescheduled and a show in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Saturday was cancelled.
A statement on his Facebook page said the 82-year-old Nelson was feeling under the weather. His publicist said the tour is scheduled to resume on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the American Roots Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The two country icons are touring together after releasing a duets album earlier this year called "Django and Jimmie."
A Fox News guest terrorism analyst was arrested on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of falsely claiming to have been a CIA agent for decades, U.S. prosecutors said.
Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, bogusly portrayed himself as an "Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer" for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 2000, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Virginia's Eastern District said in a statement.
Simmons allegedly tried to use that claim to get government security clearances and work as a defence contractor. At one point he was deployed overseas as an intelligence adviser to senior military officers, the statement said.
He faces charges of major fraud against the United States, wire fraud and making false statements to the government.
He has appeared on Fox News, a unit of 21st Century Fox Inc , as a guest analyst on terrorism since 2002 and has a wide presence among conservative groups, a profile on Amazon.com said.
Jay Z told a jury Wednesday that he believes he has a valid license to use Arabic music featured on his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'" that is now the subject of a copyright infringement trial.
The rap superstar spent roughly 90 minutes testifying in a federal courtroom Wednesday, recounting his life, his successes and the creative process that led him and music producer Timbaland to create "Big Pimpin'," which was his first major hit single.
Jay Z and Timbaland are being sued by an heir of Baligh Hamdi, an Egyptian composer who created the 1957 hit "Khosara Khosara" that has elements featured in the rapper's hit.
The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, used one of his old CDs - introduced into evidence by a lawyer for Hamdi's family - to illustrate his point.
The rapper mixed his testimony with no-nonsense, one-word answers, humility about his success and humorous moments.
John Stamos has been charged with misdemeanour driving under the influence of a drug after he was arrested for erratic driving in Beverly Hills in June, prosecutors announced Thursday.
The "Full House" star was charged Wednesday and is due to be arraigned on Friday. The charging document does not identify the drug Stamos was allegedly using.
Stamos was arrested on June 12 on suspicion of driving under the influence and was hospitalized for a possible medical condition. Police said at the time they determined Stamos was under the influence at the hospital, but they have not released further details about the incident. If convicted, the actor faces six months in jail.
Beverly Hills police declined to identify the drug Stamos had allegedly taken before his arrest.
A giant inflatable Trojan Horse stands outside of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Demonstrators blocked roads around the summit, where leaders were meeting nearby, to protest agains the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and European migration policies.
Photo by Valentin Bianchi
Nevada regulators ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down Thursday, saying the hard-to-miss sites that have flooded the marketplace with TV and Internet ads cannot operate in the state without a gambling license.
The decision comes amid growing backlash by regulators and investigators, including New York's attorney general, after it was revealed employees often played on competing sites, raising questions about possible insider information being used to win.
Nevada regulators govern the country's main gambling hub in Las Vegas, and their actions could hold sway with regulators elsewhere.
Participants on the unregulated sites can compete in games involving professional or college sports, paying an entry fee that goes into a larger pool. They try to assemble teams that earn the most points based on real-life stats in a given period with a certain percentage of top finishers earning a payout.
Nevada's decision doesn't affect season-long fantasy sports, long-popular online and in office pools. Daily fantasy sports is similar, but with the contests limited to a day in most cases, not stretched out over a season.
The sun rises behind a beach installation made of driftwood of the Black Pearl pirate ship on New Brighton beach, Liverpool, northwest England, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The installation was created by artist Frank Lund and Major Mace.
Photo by Peter Byrne
Released from Vermont custody, actor Randy Quaid and his wife said Thursday they will now turn their attention to resolving 5-year-old criminal charges in California that they squatted in a home they once owned and vandalized the property.
A Vermont judge dismissed fugitive-from-justice charges against the couple and released them, citing discrepancies in some dates and saying she couldn't find probable cause to support the accusations.
The Quaids are wanted in Santa Barbara, California, on felony charges filed in 2010 after they were found living in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned. Court papers said the Quaids damaged or destroyed furniture, a fireplace and a mirror. The couple fled to Canada and were arrested in Vermont last Friday while trying to re-enter the U.S.
After they left the courthouse Thursday, the Quaids said they'll stay in Lincoln, Vermont, to care for Evi Quaid's ailing father and address the California charges. She grew up in Vermont.
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