Tom Danehy: According to Tom, November 28, 2014 should be recognized as the greatest day in Tucson history (Tucson Weekly)
If you're still driving around in a VW bus with a "Kill Your Television" bumper sticker on it, this column isn't for you. If you spend time figuring out how to procure medical (or even non-medical) marijuana, it's probably not for you. And if you're one of those people who lament the fact that Downtown Tucson is no longer a slum in which the four major forms of commerce were dive bars, tattoo parlors, bus-station muggings, and the manufacture of "This Space For Rent" signs ... well, it's damn sure not for you.
Pat Carnell: 5 Famous People From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly (Cracked)
The problem with our perception of history is that, over the years, the combined forces of Hollywood, gossip, and biased sources have come together to form an indestructible Voltron of ignorance that does nothing but shoot historical inaccuracy into our brains. As a result, many skewed images of famous people have been accepted as "common knowledge" in our cultural imagination despite being completely and provably wrong.
Grace McCarthy: 7 Filthy Jokes You Didn't Notice in Shakespeare (Cracked)
Let's face it: The percentage of our audience who will just sit down and read a bunch of Shakespeare without being forced to by a professor is pretty damned small. And that's too bad, because what most non-English majors don't realize is that under Shakespeare's flowery language and incomprehensible old-timey wordplay is a whole lot of sly references to boners, anal sex, masturbation, and much worse.
Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in Hastings, Nebraska. All of his experiments took place in his mother's kitchen. Its predecessor was a liquid concentrate called Fruit Smack. To reduce shipping costs, in 1927, Perkins discovered a way to remove the liquid from Fruit Smack, leaving only a powder. This powder was named Kool-Aid. Perkins moved his production to Chicago in 1931 and Kool-Aid was sold to General Foods in 1953. Hastings still celebrates a yearly summer festival called Kool-Aid Days on the second weekend in August, in honor of their city's claim to fame. Kool-Aid is known as Nebraska's official soft drink.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
Not far from my mothers birthplace.
Went to their quaint museum once. Prominently featured there was the original packagings of Kool-Aid, invented there in town.
Presumably without a certain active ingredient.
Oh, that's Kool-Aid, a summer staple in our house in the 60s. That, and the local beverage concentrate, Drink Atoast, or Take-a-Boost, made in South Jersey. Summer just wasn't summer without Kool-Aid and Atoast.
In 1968, Tom Wolfe published "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
(which I read in the early 70's)
It tells about Ken Kesey and his band of "Merry Pranksters" who travelled around in a psychedelic-painted bus named "Further"
The Pranksters have adventures with the Hell's Angels and The Grateful Dead and others...
The "Acid Test" of the title refers to putting LSD in Kool-Aid, usually at Grateful Dead concerts, and having everyone that's willing to - experience a group acid-trip.
(I wonder if this book didn't contribute a LOT to many people experimenting with LSD in the 70's?)
In 1978, Jim Jones and "The People's Temple" and the "Jonestown Massacre" happened...
Jim Jones was kind of a crazy guy that was none the less a pretty charismatic religious leader and created a church/community with himself as the boss.
With, what I think were the best intentions of creating a wonderful society away from everything and everyone else, Jones convinced a whole bunch of people to move with him to Guyana in South America. Things went bad and eventually he commanded his congregation to commit suicide by drinking Kool-Aid laced with poison.
And many of them did...
918 people died that day, 276 of them children, from drinking poisoned Kool-Aid, and that's where the term
Since, it has become an almost tired cliché used by political ideologies to mean it's stupid to the point of being suicidal to accept the other side's point of view...
. . .
. . .
But even though, over the years Kool-Aid became synonymous with LSD and psychedelia
and then later with mindless adherence to the opposing side's ideology,
the original was simply a convenient and tasty soft drink that kept fresh for a long, long time
and was cheap, cheap, cheap...
SO cheap that sales BOOMED during the depression.
Good job, Edward Perkins!
One second at a time Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfuckincali responded:
Kool Aid was some ickee-suckee shit! My Auntie Velda Ernestine was the purveyor of the nasty grog every time we feasted at one of her Arky- Portuguesa feeds! I hated it until my burgeoning teen years to where it became electric. And for all you Alkies out there: My Killer Kool Aid was five fingers of Vodka with a splash of the Kool! Garnish with a pickle!
Kool-Aid ~ First made in 1927
Joe S answered:
OOOH! It's Kool-Aid! It's Kool-Aid! I used to love Kool-Aid when I was a kid. Mostly we had Grape, Orange and Root Beer, mostly Root Beer. Mom didn't believe in using all the sugar the "recipe" called for, she used a half cup rather than a whole cup, so that's what we preferred (my sister and I). I don't much care for it anymore.
As you all know the untimely passing of Terry was unexpected, even by
him. We all knew he had cancer but we all thought he had some years
left. So some of us who have worked closely with him over the years are
scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. My job, among other
things, is to establish communications with the Bartcop community and
provide email lists and groups for those who might put something
together. Those who want to play an active roll in something coming from
this, or if you are one of Bart's pillars, should send an email to
Bart's final wish was to pay off the house mortgage for Mrs. Bart who is
overwhelmed and so very grateful for the support she has received.
Anyone wanting to make a donation can click on this the yellow donate
button on bartcop.com
But - I need you all to help keep this going. This note
isn't going to directly reach all of Bart's fans. So if you can repost
it on blogs and discussion boards so people can sign up then when we
figure out what's next we can let more people know. This list is just
over 600 but like to get it up to at least 10,000 pretty quick. So
here's the signup link for this email list.
( mailman.bartcop.com/listinfo/bartnews )
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH'A Very Grammy Christmas', then a RERUN'Blue Bloods'.
On a RERUNDave (from 10/16/14) are Tom Selleck, Jenny Slate, and Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen.
Scheduled on a FRESHCraig are Steve Carell and Kristen Bell.
NBC starts the night with 'How Murray Saved Christmas', followed by a FRESH'Grimm', then a FRESH'Constantine'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 10/31/14) are Kevin Spacey, Olivia Munn, and the Lucas Brothers.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 11/20/14) are Russell Brand, Mayim Bialik, and Fahim Anwar.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 11/4/14) are Megan Amram, the Melvins, and "Dataclysm".
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH'Cristela', then a FRESH'Shark Tank', then '20/20'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 11/24/14) are Jennifer Aniston and Ken Jeong.
The CW offers a FRESH'America's Next Top Model', followed by the SEASON FINALE'America's Next Top Model'.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'College Football'.
MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Santa Clause 2', followed by the movie 'The Nativity Story', then the movie 'The Pursuit Of Happyness'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 3 - The Curse of the Black Spot
[9:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 4 - The Doctor's Wife
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 17 - Birthright (Part 2)
[11:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 18 - Starship Mine
[12:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 5 - You Can't Go Home Again
[1:00PM] Battlestar Galactica - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Litmus
[2:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 13 - The Wedding of River Song
[3:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 1 - Aslyum of the Daleks
[4:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 2 - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
[5:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 3 - A Town Called Mercy
[6:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 4 - The Power of Three
[7:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 5 - The Angels Take Manhattan
[8:00PM] Doctor Who: The Snowmen
[9:00PM] Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
[11:30PM] Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
[2:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 2 - The Fires of Pompeii
[3:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Planet of the Ood
[4:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 4 - The Sontaran Strategem
[5:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 5 - The Poison Sky (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by the movie 'Baby Mama'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', 'Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special', followed by the movie 'Jackass 3D'.
FX has the movie 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes', followed by the movie 'Thor'.
[6:00AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-FIRST LOOK
[6:15AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-MATURITY
[6:45AM] LET'S GO TO PRISON
[10:45AM] LETHAL WEAPON
[1:15PM] LET'S GO TO PRISON
[5:15PM] CHEECH & CHONG'S NICE DREAMS
[7:15PM] CHEECH & CHONG'S NEXT MOVIE
[9:15PM] HALF BAKED
[11:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ROB CORDDRY WEARS TAN DRESS SHOES & RED SOCKS
[11:30PM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
[12:00AM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[2:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ROB CORDDRY WEARS TAN DRESS SHOES & RED SOCKS
[2:30AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
[3:00AM] HALF BAKED
[4:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JESSICA ALBA
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-LIZZY CAPLAN WEARS ALL BLACK AND POWDER BLUE ESPADRILLES
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ROB CORDDRY WEARS TAN DRESS SHOES & RED SOCKS (ALL TIMES EST)
[7:00AM] The Writers' Room-New Girl
[10:00AM] Last Action Hero
[12:45PM] Courage Under Fire
[3:15PM] Law & Order-Confession
[4:15PM] Law & Order-Causa Mortis
[5:15PM] Law & Order-I.D.
[9:00PM] One Child-Episode 1
[11:00PM] One Child-Episode 1
[1:00AM] The River Wild
[3:15AM] Domino (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has a FRESH'Haven', followed by a FRESH'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH'Z Nation'.
The story of a clownfish who is encouraged by an energetic but absent-minded friend to "just keep swimming" in the search for his son is being told in Navajo.
The Navajo Nation announced this week that it is teaming up with Walt Disney Studios to dub the movie "Finding Nemo" in the tribe's language. It's the second major motion picture to be translated into Navajo after "Star Wars" in 2013.
"Finding Nemo" has not been produced in any other Native American languages, which are a rarity on the big screen. "Bambi," which was dubbed in the Arapaho language, is the only exception for a Disney classic, the studio said.
A team of three Navajo linguists spent 36 hours translating the script for "Finding Nemo." Voice auditions are being held Dec. 19 and 20 in the tribal capital of Window Rock. The dubbed film is expected to be released this spring.
A for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers as admissions officers, falsified documents and coached students to lie on financial forms as it fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in federal money, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Miami.
On at least one of its seven campuses, FastTrain College "purposely hired attractive women and sometimes exotic dancers and encouraged them to dress provocatively while they recruited young men in neighborhoods to attend FastTrain," according to an ongoing civil lawsuit. The Florida attorney general and the U.S. attorney in Miami announced Wednesday that they were joining the lawsuit against the now-defunct FastTrain and former owner Alejandro Amor, 56.
The complaint says Miami-based FastTrain and Amor bilked the U.S. Department of Education out of millions of dollars with falsified grant applications from at least January 2009 through June 2012, when the school closed after an FBI raid.
Some Most former FastTrain students say they are still struggling with student loan debts, and the lawsuit identifies more than 160 former students who are now in default. Those who were attending around the time of the FBI raid can get their loans discharged under a "closed school" provision.
The Fallon family just got a little bit bigger. Jimmy and Nancy Fallon welcomed their second child on Wednesday.
"The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy, have welcomed a baby girl," a spokesperson confirmed in a statement to The Insider With Yahoo. "Frances Cole Fallon officially entered the world at 8:45AM on December 3rd weighing 5 lbs. 11 ounces and is 18.5 inches long. Their new addition joins big sister, Winnie Rose, 1. The couple opted to keep their baby joy to themselves until their new daughter, Frances Cole, made her official debut. Both Fallon babies were born via surrogate."
The talk show host, 40, and his wife welcomed their first daughter, Winnie Rose, in July 2013 after a five-year struggle to conceive.
A member of an East Texas school board has apologized and intends to resign after posting on his Facebook page a picture of a person in Ku Klux Klan attire along with the caption "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas."
The Hooks Independent School District will meet on Dec. 15 and decide whether to take additional action against member Chris Harris for the post, school officials have told local media.
The post was one of several racially charged messages Harris placed on his Facebook site in the aftermath of the decision last week by a grand jury in Missouri not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager, a case that raised questions about U.S. race relations.
"I took to social media to express an inner frustration that I unfortunately verbalized in a distasteful and embarrassing manner," Harris wrote a few days later.
"I am deeply sorry for misrepresenting my views, my town, this district, and my patriotism," he said. He has since taken down his Facebook page.
In the first case of its kind, a New York appeals court rejected on Thursday an animal rights advocate's bid to extend "legal personhood" to chimpanzees, saying the primates are incapable of bearing the responsibilities that come with having legal rights.
A five-judge panel of the Albany court said attorney Steven Wise had shown that Tommy, a 26-year-old chimp who lives alone in a shed in upstate New York, was an autonomous creature, but that it was not possible for him to understand the social contract that binds humans together.
"Needless to say, unlike human beings, chimpanzees cannot bear any legal duties, submit to societal responsibilities or be held legally accountable for their actions," Presiding Justice Karen Peters wrote.
Wise, representing The Nonhuman Rights Project, which he helped found in 2007, was seeking a ruling that Tommy had been unlawfully imprisoned by his owner, Patrick Lavery. Wise argued that the chimp should be released to a sanctuary in Florida.
Russian artist Yelena Zelenskaya puts the finishing touches on a pie she baked to look like U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia's President Vladimir Putin dressed as Santa Claus and Father Frost, before the art performance named "Sweet Sanctions 2. Five O'Clock Tea With Presidents", during a TV broadcasting of Putin's address to members of parliament and other top officials in the Kremlin, at the Romanov's art gallery in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, December 4, 2014.
Photo by Ilya Naymushin
Call it revenge killings. Or call it how science sees it. Either way, the idea that shooting wolves keeps them from preying on livestock looks like it's going up in flames.
That's because a new study published in the journal PLOS One found that shooting and trapping gray wolves to control livestock predation actually leads to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer.
Armed with 25 years of data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington State University researchers reviewed traditional wolf management efforts.
For each wolf killed, the researchers found that the odds of death by wolf predation rose 4 percent for sheep and 5 to 6 percent for cattle.
This photo provided by Rolex shows a Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Rolex watch. Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, was chosen by Pantone. Pantone's yearly picks can herald a marked presence of a color in fashion, beauty, housewares, home design and consumer packaging, though some years the influence is stronger than others.
When dead and mutilated harbor porpoises began washing ashore on the coast of the Netherlands in 2006, marine biologists thought North Sea fishers had killed the animals. But now they have identified the true culprits: gray seals.
As researchers began conducting autopsies on the porpoises, they noticed bite marks consistent with harbor seal teeth. Now their evidence has been published in a new study, co-authored by Leopold, in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
More than 270 porpoises that stranded between 2003 and 2013 on the Dutch coastline were sufficiently fresh to provide evidence of gray seal-inflicted wounds. "In 25 percent of these, bite and claw marks were identified that were consistent with the marks found on animals that had tested positive for gray seal DNA," according to the study.
Most of the mutilated porpoises were young and healthy, with thick layers of blubber. The authors hypothesized that seals killed the porpoises to feed on the high-calorie fat.
The killings appeared to be a relatively new phenomenon, the scientists said.
This Dec. 3, 2014 photo provided by Sotheby's shows a record-setting 4.16-pound white truffle at the U.S. Sabatino headquarters in West Haven, Conn. The truffle was found a week earlier in Umbria, Italy and is scheduled to go on the auction block in New York on Saturday, Dec. 6. Sabatino says it has turned down million-dollar offers from buyers in China and is selling the luxury item to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels and the Children's Glaucoma Foundation.
A 1962 Nobel prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA has sold at auction for $4.7 million, a world auction record for any Nobel prize.
Christie's says the gold medal won by James Watson was purchased Thursday by a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. The New York City auction house says it's the first Nobel medal to be offered at auction by a living recipient.
Watson made the 1953 discovery with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins.
Crick's Nobel prize sold last year at Heritage Auctions for $2.2 million. He died in 2004.
Clay "caganers" figures are sold at the Santa Llucia Christmas market in central Barcelona December 3, 2014. Catalans hide "caganers", or defecators, in Christmas Nativity scenes to let friends hunt for them during Christmas celebrations. The "caganers", which symbolise defecation and fertilization of the earth, are believed to bring prosperity and luck for the coming year.
Photo by Albert Gea
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. (1) One Direction; $5,264,672; $84.08.
2. (2) Paul McCartney; $2,882,026; $139.02.
3. (3) Katy Perry; $1,644,185; $100.75.
4. (4) Britney Spears; $1,423,694; $148.82.
5. (5) Luke Bryan; $1,337,836; $49.62.
6. (7) Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull; $1,198,905; $83.87.
7. (6) Marc Anthony; $1,170,987; $104.43.
8. (8) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; $993,396; $89.53.
9. (9) Zac Brown Band; $936,847; $52.38.
10. (10) Motley Crue; $831,424; $62.05.
11. (11) Linkin Park/Thirty Seconds To Mars; $765,875; $53.97.
12. (12) Jason Aldean; $752,222; $41.59.
13. (13) Blake Shelton; $742,548; $44.96.
14. (14) Alejandro Fernandez; $664,984; $78.17.
15. (15) Eric Church; $643,138; $50.17.
16. (16) The Black Keys; $599,091; $61.29.
17. (18) Miranda Lambert; $521,536; $34.20.
18. (17) James Taylor; $488,636; $76.97.
19. (20) Rascal Flatts; $487,423; $32.95.
20. (19) Brad Paisley; $475,340; $38.28.
A songwriter and producer who wrote hits for pop and country artists from Buddy Holly to Eddy Arnold has died.
Greg Matusky, a publicist for Bob Montgomery, said Montgomery died Thursday in Lee's Summit, Missouri, after a struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 77.
Montgomery was born in Lampasas, Texas, on May 12, 1937.
He initially teamed up with Holly as a rockabilly duo in the 1950s, but then focused on songwriting for Holly and the Crickets. In the late 1960s, he moved to Nashville, where he started House of Gold Music. It became a major publishing house, scoring hits for country stars including Alabama, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West and the Judds.
Montgomery also worked as a producer and record executive later in his career.
In this picture provided by the Prague Zoo and taken on, Monday Dec. 1, 2014, shows three of the newly born cheetah quadruplets yawning. The zoo says the four who have been born on Nov. 21, 2014 have survived the most critical period after the birth and their mother, the three-year-old Savannah, is taking good care of them.
Photo by Petr Hamerník
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?