Max Nelson: THE INTRUSION ARTIST (Public Books)
By the late '50s, when he was already widely considered one of France's finest filmmakers, Robert Bresson would confess in interviews that he hardly ever went to the movies. There was something about how people behaved in front of the camera that repelled him and that he had lost the power to block out.
"Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is a record by singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, released as the title track to his 1967 debut album Alice's Restaurant. It is notable as a satirical, first-person account of 1960s counterculture, in addition to being a hit song in its own right and an inspiration for the 1969 film, also named Alice's Restaurant. The song is one of Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime. The ironic punch line of the story is that, in the words of Guthrie, "I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the Army-burn women, kids, houses and villages-after bein' a litterbug." The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the draft, and to end war.
Mark. was first and correct with:
Because the dump was closed on Thanksgiving Arlo and his friend ended up
on the Group W bench, but that's just the beginning of Alice's
Alan J answered:
The guy stuck in with
The mother killers and father rapers was Arlo Guthrie, litterer and
causer of a public disturbance.
Arlo Guthrie as told in the song, Alice's Restaurant Massacree. In my city, in a public area downtown in the skywalks, there is a Group W bench. I think the owner of the nearby hotel was a Guthrie fan.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
Arlo Guthrie from Alice's Restaurant
That would be Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant," where you can get anything you want.
How about that Jill Stein raising $2.5 to challenge the results in 3 states? Will the truth ever be revealed? Will it set us free?
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Crazy people such as mother rapers and father stabbers. And father rapers and mother stabbers.
John I from Hawai`i says,
Dave in Tucson responded:
It was mother rapers...father stabbers....father rapers who ended up
with Arlo on the Group W bench.
Happy Thanksgiving Marty. Hope yours is a nice one!
DJ Useo wrote:
Sure'n it's Arlo Guthrie. A swell bloke who once gave me his autygraph. I dig his music.
MAM took the day off.
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Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
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CBS begins the night with the chestnut 'Frosty The Snowman', followed by 'Frosty Returns', then a RERUN'MacGyver', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 10/20/16) are Tiger Woods, Elijah Wood, and Jorge Ramos.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 10/4/16) are Rob Lowe, J.K. Simmons, and Eliza Skinner.
NBC starts the night with the chestnut 'Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas', followed by 'How Murray Saved Christmas', then 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 10/26/16) are Justin Timberlake, Tracey Ullman, and Stanaj.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 11/15/16) are Billy Bob Thornton, Lily Collins, and Sanjay Gupta.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 10/4/16) are Joy Reid, Holy Ghost!, and Michael Rosenbaum.
ABC opens the night with the chestnut 'Santa Is Coming To Town', followed by a RERUN'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 11/15/16) are Casey Affleck, Laurie Hernandez, and Garth Brooks.
The CW offers the chestnut 'Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer', followed by a RERUN'Penn & Teller Fool Us'.
Faux has a RERUN'Lethal Weapon', followed by a RERUN'Lucifer'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a RERUN'Harry'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'Live PD'.
AMC offers the movie 'Ghostbusters', followed by the movie 'Ghostbusters II'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Outrageous Okona
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Loud as a Whisper
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Schizoid Man
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-Shore Leave
[10:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-The Galileo Seven
[11:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-The Squire of Gothos
[12:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18-Arena
[1:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Tomorrow Is Yesterday
[2:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 20-Court Martial
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Return of the Archons
[5:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Space Seed
[6:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-I, Mudd
[7:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Metamorphosis
[8:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel
[9:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 15-The Trouble with Tribbles
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Friday's Child
[12:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 21-The Return of the Archons
[1:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Space Seed
[2:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-I, Mudd
[3:40AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Metamorphosis
[4:50AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', another 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Married To Medicine: Houston', then the movie 'It's Complicated'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'I Am Chris Farley', followed by the movie 'The Hangover'.
FX has the movie 'Noah', followed by the movie 'White House Down'.
[8:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Dig Me Up, Dig Me Down
[9:00AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Know, Know, Know Your Goat
[9:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Let Your Love Groan
[10:00AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Life Orr Death
[10:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Ouija Board
[11:00AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-I'm Gleaning My Coven
[11:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Spider Walk With Me
[12:00PM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Level Boss
[12:30PM] EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC
[3:15PM] THE EXORCIST
[10:45PM] THE SHINING
[4:00AM] MIMIC 2 (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:31AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Ellie Saves a Female
[7:06AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Andy Forecloses
[7:41AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Quiet Sam
[8:16AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Barney Gets His Man
[8:51AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Guitar Player Returns
[9:26AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Bringing Up Opie
[10:01AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Opie and the Bully
[10:36AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Barney's Replacement
[11:11AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Andy and the Woman Speeder
[11:46AM] The Andy Griffith Show-Mayberry Goes Bankrupt
[12:21PM] The Andy Griffith Show-Barney on the Rebound
[12:56PM] Rectify-Go Ask Roger
[1:58PM] Rectify-Pineapples in Paris
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Wager
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Sanctuary
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Nurture
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Doubles
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Old Friends
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Venom
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Punk
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Hate
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Ramparts
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Hunters
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Haven
[1:58AM] Law & Order-Harm
[2:58AM] A Nightmare on Elm Street
[4:58AM] Rectify-Go Ask Roger (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has 3 hours of old 'Z Nation', followed by a FRESH'Van Helsing'.
British architecture superstar Norman Foster has been selected to renovate a 17th century building for an extension to Madrid's famous Prado museum, it said Thursday.
Foster in a joint project with Spain's Carlos Rubio will refurbish the Hall of Realms, not far from the main museum in the centre of the Spanish capital. The project is estimated to cost around 30 million euros ($32 million).
In a statement, the museum said Foster and Rubio's proposal "respects and values what is already there, adjusting it to the necessities of our times."
The Hall of Realms is one of the only remaining buildings from the Buen Retiro Palace, commissioned by Spain's King Felipe IV as a second residence, and pre-dates the Prado Museum itself which opened in 1819.
Once Spain's Army Museum, the Prado acquired the building last year with the aim of increasing its exhibition space.
Paper birds hang on strings outside the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 24, 2016. Environmentalists have displayed hundreds of colored origami paper birds outside the Parliament to demand greater government action to protect Spain's Donana National Park, one of Europe's most celebrated conservation wetlands, which they say is in danger of being placed on UNESCO's endangered list due to a grave risk from excessive water extraction.
Photo by Paul White
As the soon-to-be first family sat down in Florida for their Thanksgiving feast, they were watched over by the core part of their new extended family - a contingent of at least 150 Secret Service personnel.
And when Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) gets sworn in as president on Jan. 20, that contingent will balloon to more than 920 Secret Service agents and support personnel in Washington and his hometown, New York.
Right now, the cost to taxpayers is more than $2 million a day, the documents show, a number that is sure to increase whenever the president or the first lady travels - or when the threat level rises.
Meanwhile, the New York Police Department is already handling external security at Trump Tower, the president-elect's Manhattan home base, at an estimated cost of $1 million per day.
The Trumps' trip to Florida wound up being a compromise on both sides, a Homeland Security official familiar with the operation told NBC News.
The cost to U.S. taxpayers? Seven million dollars, the official said.
It was once the home of Britain's codebreakers during World War Two. Now more than 70 years later, Bletchley Park is preparing to host the UK's first national college of cyber education, with a first intake of students starting in September 2018.
Work is under way to revamp several derelict buildings on the site where mathematician Alan Turing cracked Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code.
The new school for 16- to 18-year-olds, which will sit beside the historical attraction and the National Museum of Computing, will take 100 students in its first year. Forty percent of their curriculum will consist of cyber studies.
The plan for the school, which will be part publicly and part privately funded, was unveiled by Qufaro, which calls itself a not-for-profit body formed by cyber security experts, as part of an initiative to establish a UK national cyber security hub.
The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.
The latest annual report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incorporating data from 47 states, said the abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years. That is down 5 percent from 2012, and is half the rate of 25 recorded in 1980.
The last time the CDC recorded a lower abortion rate was in 1971, two years before the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that established a nationwide right for women to have abortions. Abortion was legal in some states at that time.
The CDC tallied 664,435 abortions in 2013 from the 47 states, down 5 percent from 2012 and down 20 percent from 2004. The CDC does not receive abortion data from California, Maryland and New Hampshire - and thus its total is less than the widely accepted current estimate of more than 900,000 abortions per year in all 50 states.
The CDC report suggests there are several factors behind the abortion decline, including a sharp drop in adolescent pregnancies, expanded coverage of contraception costs by health care plans, and increased use of effective, long-lasting contraceptive methods such as intrauterine devices and hormonal implants.
For years, Iowa's divided Legislature shielded the state from a wave of Republican-backed laws that restricted abortion access around the country.
But a new GOP majority will take control in January, meaning nearly a dozen abortion-related bills could soon be on the table, and Democrats will be unable to block them by vote for the first time in a decade.
"With these changes in Iowa, this can be when we start to really see a lot of abortion restrictions fly through the Legislature," said Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst with the Guttmacher Institute, a national organization that supports reproductive health and rights.
It's been nearly 20 years since the GOP controlled both state chambers and the governor's office. Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has said he opposes abortion in general.
Iowa was one of at least three states where voters turned the government completely Republican in the Nov. 8 election. The GOP widened its hold on governorships and maintained a majority in Congress, in addition to gaining the power of the presidency with Donald Trump (R-Grifter).
A Catholic priest who planned to return to Rwanda to register an opposition party and run for president in 2017 was barred from boarding a flight to Kigali on Wednesday, he and his supporters said in a statement.
Father Thomas Nahimana, 45, who left Rwanda 11 years ago saying he feared for his safety, and three others in his team were stopped from boarding a connecting flight in Nairobi, they said.
Nahimana's planned return was less than a year after a referendum approved a constitutional change to let President Paul Kagame stay on until 2034, if he wins elections.
Kagame's government has been praised for transforming a nation that was torn apart by genocide in 1994, but it has also faced criticism from international rights groups and Western donors for stifling free speech, a charge it denies.
The Rwandan Catholic church has said Nahimana does not represent the church's position.
Leprosy often evokes images of biblical times: colonies of infected patients quarantined and covered in sores. Seen as something exclusive to the past, the disease has largely faded into history, which is likely why doctors were confounded when a Texas man was recently diagnosed with it.
Mel Riser, of Austin, visited 15 doctors and neurologists before they were able to diagnose the reason for his numbness, growing blindness and the red spots on his body.
Leprosy, or Hansen's Disease, is a chronic infection caused by bacteria. The bacteria affects the skin and mucous membranes, causing skin lesions and growths, numbness, blindness, paralysis and severe pain. Because the bacteria grows slowly, symptoms can appear up to 10 years after the disease is contracted. Once untreatable and stigmatized, the disease is now treatable with proper medication and disability can usually be avoided if the disease is caught early enough.
Doctors believe Riser contracted leprosy from armadillos, known carriers of the disease, while working for NASA on Florida's Merritt Island. In 2015, 178 new cases of leprosy were reported, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Seventy-two percent, or 129, of those cases came out of Texas, New York, Florida, Hawaii, California, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Twenty-one cases were reported in Texas in 2015 and 17 have been reported so far this year. An estimated 180 people in the state are currently undergoing treatment for the disease.
People gather near the 30-meter high Christmas tree displayed at the entrance of Byblos (Jbeil) north Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 24, 2016. The celebration started with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Roman Street at Byblos (Jbeil) that is 30-meter high, 12-metre wide Nativity crib, multi-color lighting, and adornment with LCDs.
Photo by Wael Hamzeh
For all their infamous raiding and plundering, the Vikings who attacked from Scandinavia might have been just a bunch of lonely-hearted bachelors, new research suggests.
During the Viking Age, which archaeological discoveries and written texts suggested lasted from about A.D. 750 to 1050, shipborne crews from Scandinavia went "viking" - that is, they started raiding. However, the causes of these invasions remain uncertain.
Previous research suggested a wide range of potential triggers for the Viking Age. One scenario hinted that warm climates led to better harvests and thus larger populations, and that such big groups felt compelled to raid. Another cited innovations in sailing technology, such as the additions of keels and sails to Scandinavian longships.
However, scientists have argued that such explanations are not especially convincing because they raised questions as to why Scandinavians did not respond in other ways to such triggers. For example, if the trigger for the raids was "innovations in sailing technology, why did Scandinavians elect to go raiding rather than focusing their efforts on peaceful trade?" said senior study author Mark Collard, a biological anthropologist at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Now, researchers suggest a new twist on an ancient explanation: Scandinavian practices that led powerful men to monopolize women also might have led to significant pools of unwed men. Many of these single men, looking for marriage, might have gone on raids to gain status, wealth and captives, and thus go on to secure brides and concubines of their own.
Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Antiquities Ministry said on Wednesday.
The find could be a boon for Egypt's ailing tourism industry, which has suffered endless setbacks since an uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 but remains a vital source of foreign currency.
The city likely housed high-ranking officials and grave builders. Its discovery may yield new insights on Abydos, one of the oldest cities in Ancient Egypt, the ministry said in a statement.
Experts say Abydos was Egypt's capital towards the end of the Predynastic Period and during the rule of the first four dynasties.
The discovery was made 400 meters away from the temple of Seti I, a New Kingdom period memorial across the Nile from present day Luxor.
Born in Dale, Indiana to farmer Joseph Henderson and his wife Elizabeth, Henderson was the youngest of 10 children.
After graduating from Indiana's St. Frances School in 1951, Henderson went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. In January 1956, she married Ira Bernstein, whom she shared four children with -Barbara, Joseph, Bob and Elizabeth - but later divorced in 1985.
Prior to scoring her leading role on the 1969 sitcom The Brady Bunch, which propelled her to international stardom, Henderson starred on the Broadway stage - Wish You Were Here (1952), Fanny (1954) and The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963) - and appeared in guest roles on multiples TV series and films, including being the first woman to host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1962.
A 14-day-old South American tapir sniffs at a photographer's camera during a press event at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. The young female tapir still has no name and will be reared for the time being with a milk bottle by zookeepers since she was attacked by her mother 'Tala.'
Photo by Jens Kalaene
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