Marnie Sehayek: The First U.S. Artist to Ever Be Convicted of Obscenity Brings His Twisted Vision to L.A. (LA Weekly)
In today's world, where the overwhelming rule is if you can think it, it exists (and if you wouldn't dare, it's on 4chan), Diana's cartoons are proxies for the very real grotesqueness of humanity. Today, the proof is in the dark corners of the unbridled web frontier, where the ante has been upped in every regard, subversively and otherwise. Every time you ask yourself, "Who are these people?" in disbelief at a headline or watching Law & Order SVU re-runs: it's us.
Marnie Sehayek: 88-Year-Old Sexpert Dr. Ruth Reveals the Sex Myth She Wants to Bust Once and for All (SF Weekly)
I would like to see universal sex education. Boys have to know about girls' menstruation cycles. Girls have to know about nocturnal emission. Boys have to know about it, too, so they don't get scared. Girls have to know about menstruation because they start menstruating earlier and earlier these days. However, there is no question that we have made tremendous progress in education. There are fewer unintended pregnancies in this country because we talk about contraception, but we still have to educate more.
The thumb is the first digit of the hand. When a person is standing in the medical anatomical position (where the palm is facing to the front), the thumb is the outermost digit. The Medical Latin English noun for thumb is pollex (compare hallux for big toe), and the corresponding adjective for thumb is pollical.
Randall was first and correct with:
Alan J wrote:
Essential for hitchhiking, your pollex is more commonly known as your thumb.
Evidently I blew yesterday's answer. Oh, well, it's not the worst that can happen.
Rain overnight, windy now, and more rain coming. With sun in between storms to accentuate the brilliance of NorCal late winter color.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali the moist for now wrote:
Thumbs…all Thumbs up…or down…Diversions by the Cheeto to deflect from truthful reality. We had snow (of the non-sticking variety) last night, rain and more rain and it's corn snowing right now.
PODGORICA, Montenegro - Pro-Russian opposition leaders in Montenegro have asked the White House chief strategist to help block the Balkan country's NATO bid... The Montenegrin opposition has boycotted parliament since the October election, when the country's pro-Western government accused it of attempting a pro-Russian coup that allegedly included plans to take over power and kill the then-prime minister, Milo Djukanovic, because of his NATO bid...
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 opens the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN'Man With A Plan', then a FRESH'Superior Donuts', followed by a RERUN'Kevin Can Wait', then a RERUN Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Anderson Cooper, Judd Apatow, and Jidenna.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Patrick Stewart, Rupert Grint, Dan Stevens, and New Kids on the Block.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Taken'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 2/28/17) are Michael Shannon, Alicia Keys, and John Mellencamp featuring Martina McBride.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 1/9/17) are Jason Sudeikis, Michelle Monaghan, and Van Jones.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/8/17) are Justin Kirk, DJ Shadow, and Olivia Taylor Dudley.
ABC fills the night with a FRESH'The Bachelor'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Emma Watson, Ian Somerhalder, and Lady AnteBell Biv DeVoe (mashup of Lady Antebellum and Bell Biv DeVoe).
The CW offers a FRESH'Supergirl', followed by a RERUN'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.
Faux has a FRESH'24: Legacy', followed by a FRESH'APB'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.
A&E has 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48: Killer Confessions', then a FRESH'Cold Case Files', followed by a FRESH'Bate Motel'.
AMC offers the movie 'Avatar', followed by a FRESH'HUMANS'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-The God Complex
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 12-Closing Time
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 13-The Wedding of River Song
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE - SEASON 6 - Part 2.
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Asylum of the Daleks
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 23-The Thaw
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 24-Tuvix
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 25-Resolutions
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 26-Basics, Pt. 1
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Infinite Regress
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-Nothing Human
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Thirty Days
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Counterpoint
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-Latent Image
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-Bride of Chaotica
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-Gravity
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Infinite Regress
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-Nothing Human
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Thirty Days
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Counterpoint
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-Latent Image
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-Bride of Chaotica
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-Gravity (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH'Summer House', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', another 'South Park', 'Archer', another 'Archer', 'South Park', and another 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Jennifer Lopez.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Justin Long, Steve Agee, and Arielle Vandenberg.
FX has the movie 'Gone Girl', followed by the movie 'Fast & Furious 6'.
History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'American Pickers: Bonus Buys', then a FRESH'Pawn Stars: Pumped Up', and 'Pawn Stars'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Randall Park
[6:15AM] THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
[9:00AM] THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
[12:00PM] CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
[3:15PM] THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Surprise, Surprise
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Winter
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Don't Lie to Me
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Can't You Hear Me Knocking
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Street Fighting Man
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's All Over Now
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-On With the Show
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Down the Road Apiece
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who's Been Sleeping Here
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Surprise, Surprise
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Winter
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Don't Lie to Me
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Can't You Hear Me Knocking
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Street Fighting Man
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-It's All Over Now
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-On With the Show
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Down the Road Apiece
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Oh Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who's Been Sleeping Here
[4:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Gimme Shelter
[4:30AM] CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] M*A*S*H-Where There's a Will, There's a War
[6:30AM] M*A*S*H-Promotion Commotion
[7:30AM] M*A*S*H-Sons and Bowlers
[8:00AM] M*A*S*H-Picture This
[8:30AM] M*A*S*H-That Darn Kid
[9:00AM] M*A*S*H-Hey, Look Me Over
[9:30AM] M*A*S*H-Trick or Treatment
[10:00AM] M*A*S*H-Foreign Affairs
[10:30AM] M*A*S*H-The Joker Is Wild
[11:00AM] M*A*S*H-Who Knew?
[12:00PM] What About Bob?
[2:15PM] Smokey and the Bandit II
[4:45PM] Smokey and the Bandit
[7:00PM] The Warriors
[9:00PM] The Karate Kid
[12:00AM] The Karate Kid Part II
[2:30AM] The Warriors
[4:30AM] All in the Family
[5:00AM] All in the Family
[5:30AM] All in the Family (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'A Knight's Tale', followed by the movie 'Oz The Great And Powerful'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nasim Pedrad, and Sinkane.
Paris fashion week shows tend to be held at the city's most opulent addresses, grand chandeliered salons dripping with marble and gilt.
But new brand Sirloin gave tradition the bum's rush by presenting its debut collection this weekend in one of the French capital's most well-appointed public toilets.
Designers Mao Usami and Alve Lagercrantz said their odd choice of venue was meant to play tribute to "a place that allows the trivial, silly yet brilliant questions and ideas in life to flow free".
They said it was time to bring the smallest room out of the closet, as models revealed the designers' autumn-winter collection by opening the mahogany cubicle doors of the historic Madeleine public toilets in central Paris.
The evolutionary history of modern humans (Homo sapiens) is a messy one. After they first ventured out of Africa roughly 60,000 years ago, our ancestors not only displaced the indigenous populations of Neanderthals in Europe in West Asia, they also mated extensively with them - an activity that has left behind its footprints in our genome.
The hominid fossil record from East Asia, however, is patchier, making the reconstruction of our evolutionary history and population patterns in the region an extremely daunting task.
It is in this backdrop that the discovery of two partial skulls in the China, described in a new study published in the journal Science, assumes special importance. What makes the skulls - discovered between 2007 and 2014 in Lingjing, Xuchang County in Henan Province - even more intriguing is the curious "mosaic" of features they exhibit.
The skulls, estimated to be about 100,000 years old, display traits that have never before been seen in our fossil record - features that are neither pure Neanderthal nor pure human (or any other known hominid species, for that matter).
Some features are ancestral and similar to those of earlier eastern Eurasian humans, some are derived and shared with contemporaneous or later humans elsewhere, and some are closer to those of Neandertals," the researchers wrote in the study.
Long-running hearings for whether a giant telescope can be built atop a Hawaii mountain have wrapped up. But it will be a while before a decision is made on a project that has prompted intense protests by those who believe it will desecrate sacred land.
Oftentimes emotional testimony concluded Thursday evening after 71 people testified over 44 days on the Big Island. Testifiers included Native Hawaiians who believe the project will harm cultural and religious practices on Mauna Kea and Native Hawaiians who believe it will provide jobs and educational opportunities.
The hearings officer will recommend whether the state land board should grant a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope. If there are exceptions filed to the hearings officer's recommendations, the land board will hear arguments before issuing a written decision.
This second round of contested-case hearings was necessary after the state Supreme Court invalidated an earlier permit issued by the board.
The state has spent nearly $225,000 on the hearings, according to figures provided by state Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison.
Fireworks and smoke are seen during the 'mascleta' pyrotechnics event celebrated at midday during the festivity of 'Fallas', at the Valencia City Hall square, in Valencia, Spain, March 5, 2017.
Photo by Juan Carlos Cardenas
Muslim students visiting an Oklahoma lawmaker's office in the state capitol were required to fill out a form that asked if they beat their wives and other questions that offended them, an Islamic advocacy group said.
The two-page form from Republican state Representative John Bennett's office, which was shared by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), also asked whether they believed an adherent to Islam should be punished for leaving the faith and if Muslims should rule over non-Muslims.
A staff member at Bennett's handed the form to Muslim students who visited his office on Thursday seeking to meet with him, said Adam Soltani, the executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of CAIR. It was presented as a requirement before they could meet Bennett, Soltani said.
The students were at the capitol in Oklahoma City for an annual Muslim Day event organized by CAIR to introduce members of the community to their state lawmakers and encourage democratic engagement, Soltani said by phone on Saturday.
Bennett confirmed to the Tulsa World newspaper in an email that three Muslim students visiting his office on Thursday as part of Muslim Day activities at the state capitol were handed tracts that, among other things, asked "Do you beat your wife?"
A federal appeals court Friday refused to revive a Louisiana levee board's lawsuit blaming dozens of oil and gas companies for damage to the state's fragile coast, a major victory for energy companies and their political supporters who cast the suit as an attack on a vital state industry.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upheld a federal judge's 2015 decision in favor of energy companies that argued the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East lacked legal standing to bring its damage claims, which could have cost the oil companies billions of dollars.
The board had argued that damage to the coast done by decades of drilling and canal dredging by energy companies contributed to the loss of coastal wetlands. The wetlands form a hurricane buffer for New Orleans and the authority argued their loss meant more work and expense in protecting and maintaining levees.
When the lawsuit was filed in 2013, environmentalists hailed it as an effort to hold the industry accountable.
It was not immediately known whether the flood authority would continue to pursue the federal suit by asking for a 5th Circuit rehearing or going to the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump (R-Crooked) has declared that the media are the "enemy of the people," but his administration is willing to joke around with reporters - and poke fun at itself - in a venerable Washington tradition.
Vice President Mike Pence (R-Religiously Insane) was the featured speaker Saturday night at the 132nd annual Gridiron Dinner, a comedic white-tie affair featuring skits, songs and speeches. He called the dinner "a light-hearted respite" from bruising beltway politics and dished out a number of jokes, including a dig at the Best Picture snafu at least week's Academy Awards.
Trump did not attend the dinner, instead spending the weekend at his coastal Florida estate. For more than a century, every president has spoken at the dinner at least once.
But while most of Pence's remarks were self-deprecating, he also chastised reporters over what he considered unfair news coverage, seeming to channel his boss, the media critic in chief, by saying "we all just have to do better."
Israeli archeologists have unearthed a "rare and mysterious" Bronze Age dolmen in the Galilee hills, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Sunday.
An IAA statement said that the capstone of the basalt chamber weighed a whopping 50 tonnes and its underside bore about 15 intricate carved designs.
"This is the first art ever documented in a dolmen in the Middle East," the authority quoted Uri Berger, one of its archaeologists, as saying.
The statement did not say when the table-like structure was discovered adjacent to a kibbutz in the upper Galilee region of northern Israel, but dated it to the Middle Bronze Age, about 4,000 years ago.
It said the object was flanked by four other smaller dolmens and the whole was covered by an enormous mound of rocks weighing a total of about 400 tonnes.
Communist party supporters hold portraits of Stalin as they line up to place flowers to his grave in Red Square, outside the Kremlin wall, to mark the 64th anniversary of his death in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 5, 2017. Josef Stalin led the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953.
Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko
Ancient indigenous peoples had a far more profound impact on the composition of the vast Amazon rainforest than previously known, according to a study showing how tree species domesticated by humans long ago still dominate big swathes of the wilderness.
Researchers said on Thursday many tree species populating the Amazon region appear to be abundant because they were cultivated by people who populated the area before Europeans arrived more than five centuries ago. These include the Brazil nut, cacao, acai palm, rubber, caimito, cashew and tucuma palm.
The researchers used data on the tree composition of forests at 1,170 sites throughout the Amazon and compared it to a map of more than 3,000 known archaeological sites representing past human settlements.
The study found that 85 tree species known to have been used by Amazonian peoples for fruit, nuts, building materials and other purposes over the past roughly 8,000 years were five times more likely to be dominant in mature Amazon forests than species that had not been domesticated.
It also found that forests closer to the pre-Columbian settlements were much more likely to boast tree species domesticated by ancient peoples.
The R-rated "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" slashed into the weekend box office, opening with a massive $85.3 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday, while best-picture winner "Moonlight" got a significant, if far from superhero-sized, Oscar bump.
The debut of 20th Century Fox's "Logan," starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, ranks among the biggest March openings ever and top R-rated debuts. Like last year's R-rated "Deadpool" (also a Fox release), the better-than-expected opening for "Logan" - a darkly violent, grittily dramatic movie applauded by critics - further proves moviegoers' hunger for less conventional comic book films.
Last week's No. 1 film, Jordan Peele's horror sensation "Get Out" slid just 22 percent - a small drop for any movie but particularly in the horror genre. The acclaimed Universal Pictures release, made for $5 million by Blumhouse Productions, dropped to second place but still grossed $26.1 million. Its 10-day total is $75 million.
The Oscar best-picture winner "Moonlight" had its widest release yet, appearing on 1,564 screens. It turned in its biggest weekend, too, with an estimated $2.5 million. That accounts for roughly 10 percent of the movie's total domestic haul of $25.3 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Logan," $85.3 million ($152.5 million international).
2. "Get Out," $26.1 million.
3. "The Shack," $16.1 million.
4. "The Lego Batman Movie," $11.7 million ($10.4 million international).
5. "Before I Fall," $4.9 million.
6. "John Wick: Chapter Two," $4.7 million ($5.6 million international).
7. "Hidden Figures," $3.8 million.
8. "The Great Wall," $3.5 million ($6.5 million international).
9. "Fifty Shades Darker," $3.5 million ($10.7 million international).
10. "La La Land," $3 million ($11.1 million international).
A camel vendor walks near the shadows of tourists riding camels, in Merzouga, Morocco along what is called the route of a thousand kasbahs in the Atlas Mountains, March 5, 2017.
Photo by Abdeljalil Bounhar
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