Frank Bruni: Hidden Gold in College Applications (NY Times)
Phillip Prosseda, who works with Colonel Benyshek in admissions, stressed that what they're trying to be sensitive to "isn't simply a sad story or a sob story. It's about: What are the candidates' life experiences, and how did they react?"
Maureen Dowd: Chickens, Home to Roost (NY Times)
[Trump] has a nasty gift for dragging everyone down to his own vulgar level. Presidential campaigns should not be about belittling people's appearances or bragging about your own appendages. Whatever his flaws, President Obama has reinforced our desire for class in presidents.
Oliver Burkeman: What's the secret of good writing? (The Guardian)
Look, you knew this would be anticlimactic, didn't you? The kernel of Boice's advice, based on writing workshops conducted with struggling academics, isn't merely old. It's the oldest in the world: write, every weekday, in brief scheduled sessions, as short as 10 minutes at first, then getting longer.
Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. The show was originally based on a segment from ABC's Love, American Style titled Love and the Television Set, (later retitled Love and the Happy Days for syndication) featuring Ron Howard and three future cast members.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Love, American Style.
I'm not sure spin-off is the right word
It originated as a segment on Love, American Style, which was actually
an anthology that seemed more like mini-pilot episodes.
and, because of a scene where Fonzi literally ski-jumps over a shark,
gave us the term
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
Love, American Style
"Happy Days" was a spin-off of an episode of "Love, American-Style." What a corny show. And I never watched "Happy Days" - not a single episode. So I had to look up the answer, since I didn't know.
We had 3" of rain yesterday. More is predicted, but for now the sun is shining so brightly it hurts my eyes.
Feel better soon, Marty.
Ann & Tom answered:
Happy Days is a spin off of "Love American Style". (Love and the Happy Days)
Love, American Style
Dave in Tucson responded:
Is this a trick question? I always thought Happy Days was a spin off
from the movie American Graffiti.
Love, American Style
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Joe S said:
Hmm, "Love, American Style." I can't say I've ever seen it, I don't know a thing about it. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever come across it.
(Big thunder storm tonight, very impressive. I love thunder storms.)
Lois Of Oregon answered:
I can't imagine HOW, but it is written that "Happy Days" was a spin-off from "Love American Style", which explains some of the rejected titles for the subsequent "Happy Days" spin-offs! I have to lie down now.
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.
Nearly an inch of rain last night. Supposed to get more today.
CBS opens the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by another RERUN'Big Bang Theory', then a RERUN'Scorpion', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Will Arnett, Charles Barkley, and Max Greenfield.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Queen Latifah, David Walliams, and Elle King.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Blindspot'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 2/9/16) are Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, and Thomas Rhett.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 2/8/16) are Rebel Wilson, Fred Savage, James Parson, and Jaleel Bunton.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/9/16) are Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse, Sylvan Esso, and Jack Cutmore-Scott.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Bachelor', followed by a FRESH'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Naomi Watts, John Legend, and Eliot Sumner.
The CW offers a FRESH'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend', followed by a FRESH'Jane The Virgin'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Lucifer'.
MY here fills the night with LIVE'NHL Hockey'.
A&E has the movie 'Gladiator', followed by a FRESH'Bates Motel', then a FRESH'Damien'.
AMC offers the movie 'Jurassic Park', 'Better Call Saul', followed by a FRESH'Better Call Saul'.
[6:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-The Inside Story
[7:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-Behind the Wild
[8:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Sante La Brea
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 15-Zocalo
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-The Impossible Astronaut-Part 1.
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Masterpiece Society
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 14- Conundrum
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 15-Power Play
[3:00PM] DEEP IMPACT
[6:00PM] DEEP IMPACT
[9:00PM] JAMES MAY'S BUILD A CAR IN 24 HOURS - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[10:00PM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 18 - Episode 12
[11:00PM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 18 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 15 - Episode 13-Season 15 Compilation
[1:00AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 15 - Episode 9
[2:00AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 15 - Episode 4
[3:00AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 14 - Episode 18
[4:00AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 13 - Episode 5
[5:00AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 17 - Episode 5 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules Social', then a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live', then a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules After Show'.
FX has the movie 'Runner Runner', followed by the movie 'Fast & Furious 6'.
History has 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH'Swamp People: Blood & Guts', then a FRESH'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH'Billion Dollar Wreck'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Joel McHale
[6:15AM] DEALIN' WITH IDIOTS
[8:15AM] GET SMART
[10:45AM] BEVERLY HILLS COP
[1:15PM] 48 HRS.
[3:30PM] BEVERLY HILLS COP
[6:00PM] PORTLANDIA-Breaking Up
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Squeeze Box
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-15:15
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sparks
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Wife
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Going Mobile
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Seeker
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Beast of Burden
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Squeeze Box
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-15:15
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sparks
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Wife
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Going Mobile
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Seeker
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Time Is on My Side
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Let's Spend the Night Together
[3:30AM] 48 HRS.
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Lil John (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & the Little Black Dress
[6:15AM] Body Double
[8:45AM] Mean Streets
[11:15AM] Donnie Brasco
[4:30PM] Red Dawn
[7:00PM] The Lost Boys
[9:00PM] Dawn of the Dead
[11:30PM] The Fog
[1:30AM] Dawn of the Dead
[4:00AM] The Fog (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Scorpion King', followed by a FRESH'The Magicians', then a FRESH'Lost Girl', followed by a FRESH'Bitten'.
Lady Gaga, center, and her fiance "Chicago Fire" actor Taylor Kinney talk with the cast of the show and stars from other television shows before Chicago's Polar Plunge on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at North Avenue Beach in Chicago. Gaga and Al Roker were among the celebrities jumping into frigid Lake Michigan waters at the fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
Photo by Michael Tercha
Activist Bianca Jagger, third left, musician Annie Lennox, centre, and Helen Pankhurst, second right,great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst take part in a Mothering Sunday rally organised by Care International marking the start of the 'Walk In Her Shoes' campaign, in London, Sunday March 6, 2016. The campaign encourages people in the UK to raise money for the charity by walking 10,000 steps a day for one week in March.
Photo by Steve Parsons
The relaxed atmosphere surrounding the world's most famous sled dog race is about to become a memory.
Mushers were making their way to Willow, Alaska, on Sunday, for the competitive start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
In Willow, mushers make the final preparations for the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race to Nome. This includes saying goodbye to friends and families and making the final checks of their sleds.
The winner is expected in Nome, along the Bering Sea coast, in about nine days.
On Saturday, thousands of people lined the streets for the shortened, fan-friendly ceremonial start in Anchorage.
Arizona has long been a haven for astronomers who take advantage of its mountain peaks and vast stretches of dark, desert sky to gaze at stars and planets. The state is also home to a thriving billboard industry whose signs light up a vast network of freeways.
The two industries have long clashed, and they are in the midst of another fight in the Arizona Legislature.
A bill would allow electronic billboards to shine in two counties in the western part of the state, where they have been banned under a 2012 agreement. The deal designates a corridor for dark skies to limit light pollution around observatories.
Astronomers say the exemption will threaten dark skies, but billboard makers don't believe it will hurt the industry. The House passed the bill on a 32-26 vote Tuesday, and it now moves to the Senate.
From left, Director Alessandro Carloni, Jack Black, Kate Hudson and Director Yuh Nelson pose for photographers as they arrive for the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 at a central London cinema, Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Photo by Joel Ryan
Today in Russia, at least 1.5 million people live in cities that no one from the outside world is allowed to visit.
Many don't appear on maps. Some have no road signs to indicate where they are. Still more are so cloaked in secrecy that people outside Russia don't even know what they're called.
They are Russia's 'closed cities', a hangover from the Soviet Union when the then government went to extreme lengths to conceal locations of strategic importance.
The clandestine communities housed military bases, weapons factories and secretive research facilities that those in power wanted to keep hidden from foreign eyes - doing so by denying their existence altogether.
Currently there are still 44 publically acknowledged closed cities in Russia, and it is suspected that more remain under wraps.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump (R-Pinche Pendejo) suggested Sunday that US laws should be changed to permit torture of terror suspects and targeting their family members, defending his position after being accused of backtracking on the issue.
Trump has said during his campaign and underscored during the Republican debate on Thursday that he supports waterboarding and other extreme interrogation techniques that are a "hell of a lot worse," as well as authorising the killings of terrorists' family members.
His positions have been widely condemned, with observers saying the Pentagon would probably would refuse illegal orders.
A day later, Trump said in a statement that while he would "use every legal power that I have to stop these terrorist enemies," he wouldn't order anyone to break international laws.
An actor from the 'Told by an Idiot' theatre company performs "Kill Will" in the public areas of the Barbican Centre, as part of the "Barbican Shakespeare Weekender: Play On" event, in London, Britain March 6, 2016.
Photo by Peter Nicholls
Australian victims of child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church returned home on Sunday disappointed they did not meet Pope Francis and angry with the evidence a senior Vatican official gave to an inquiry investigating the abuse.
The Vatican said it did not grant a meeting with the group of about 15 abuse victims because they had not made their request through the proper channels while they were in Rome to observe Cardinal George Pell testify.
Pell, who is now the Vatican's treasurer, became the highest ranking Vatican official to give testimony on the issue of systemic abuse within the church. His evidence to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse on cases involving hundreds of children in Australia from the 1960s to the 1990s has taken on wider implications about the accountability of church leaders.
"The simple fact is it's the pope's loss," abuse survivor David Ridsdale told reporters at Melbourne airport regarding the lack of a meeting, according to the Australian Associated Press. "He misses out. It's not our loss."
Ridsdale, who was abused as a child by his priest uncle, Gerald Ridsdale, said the victims faxed their request to the Prefecture of the Papal Household on the advice of Pell's staff.
People stand behind wooden sculptures during the traditional Ore Mountain (Erzgebirge) Woodcarving Days in Annaberg-Buchholz, eastern Germany, Sunday, March 6, 2016. Numerous woodcarving associations with more than 160 independent and renowned woodcarvers have made the demonstration workshop at the first weekend in March each year a tradition.
Photo by Jens Meyer
If you're a Republican in Hollywood, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows you're the same.
Except in this year's GOP primary season - full of plot twists, intrigue and larger-than-life characters - there isn't a single candidate to unify around. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich have plenty of Republican supporters and detractors within the entertainment industry. Actor Donnie Wahlberg backed Rubio. Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is for Cruz. Gary Busey likes Trump.
The bigger names such as Jon Voight, Clint Eastwood, Gary Sinise, Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer are playing it closer to the vest.
But all of these Republicans have two places to go where they can talk openly about their field of candidates without interference from Democrats in Hollywood. One is the Hollywood Congress of Republicans - a chapter of the California Congress of Republicans - which has a fluctuating membership that meets about once a month. The other group is simply known as the Friends of Abe.
Balinese Hindus carry Pratimas, or symbols of God, on the beach during Melasti, a purification ceremony, ahead of the holy day of Nyepi, in Gianyar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, March 6, 2016. Nyepi is a day of silence to celebrate the Balinese new year, reserved for self-reflection, where people are not allowed to use lights, light fires, work, travel or enjoy entertainment.
Photo by Roni Bintang
Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Naples on Saturday in a bid to prevent the Catholic Church gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint that is reputedly worth more than British crown jewels.
The protest was sparked by a decree issued by Interior Minister Angelino Alfano.
Critics say his move opens the door to Church control as it threatens a lay council that for centuries has guarded the jewel-encrusted treasures, donated by kings and aristocrats in honour of San Gennaro.
The lay council was established in the 16th century as the southern Italian city struggled to overcome a series of devastating misfortunes: a resurgence of the plague, a siege by the French and an eruption by the volcano Vesuvius which set off earthquakes.
Not only was the chapel built with the city's money, it was presided over by the newly-formed council, made up of 12 lay citizens and the mayor, and came to house one of the world's most important collections of religious treasures.
A Hindu Sadhu smokes marijuana from a chillum inside the Pashupatinath Temple premise in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 6, 2016. Holy men from India and Nepal come to celebrate the festival of Maha Shivaratri by smoking, smearing their bodies with ash, offering prayers devoted to the Hindu Deity, Lord Shiva.
Photo by Skanda Gautam
"Deadpool's" three-week reign atop the box office has ended thanks to a handful of new openers, including "Zootopia" and "London Has Fallen."
The top spot went to Disney's "Zootopia" which staged a box office stampede in its first weekend in North American theaters with $73.7 million, according to comScore estimates Sunday. It's the fourth highest March opening ever and a best for a Disney Animation three-day debut.
In second place, "London Has Fallen," a sequel to the "Die Hard" in the White House pic "Olympus Has Fallen," earned $21.7 million. The main cast returned for the film, including Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman, which cost a reported $60 million to make.
The Tina Fey comedy "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," meanwhile, debuted in fourth with an estimated $7.6 million. The film cost a reported $35 million to produce.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1."Zootopia," $73.7 million ($63.4 million international).
2."London Has Fallen," $21.7 million ($12 million international).
3."Deadpool," $16.4 million ($21.2 million international).
4."Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," $7.6 million.
5."Gods of Egypt," $5 million ($15.7 million international).
6."Risen," $3.9 million."
7."Kung Fu Panda 3," $3.5 million ($3.1 million international).
8."The Revenant," $3.3 million ($12.5 million international).
9."Eddie The Eagle," $3.1 million.
10."The Witch," $2.5 million ($590,000 international).
Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president - and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease - has died. She was 94.
Raymond Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, died Saturday.
Email existed in a limited capacity before Tomlinson in that electronic messages could be shared amid multiple people within a limited framework. But until his invention in 1971 of the first network person-to-person email, there was no way to send something to a specific person at a specific address.
Tomlinson wrote and sent the first email on the ARPANET system, a computer network that was created for the U.S. government that is considered a precursor to the Internet. Tomlinson also contributed to the network's development, among numerous other pioneering technologies in the programing world.
The first email was sent between two machines that were side-by-side. Tomlinson said in a company interview that the test messages were "entirely forgettable and I have, therefore, forgotten them." But when he was satisfied that the program seemed to work, he announced it via his own invention by sending a message to co-workers explaining how to use it.
Tomlinson is the one who chose the "@" symbol to connect the username with the destination address and it has now become a cultural icon.
The symbol has become so important in modern culture that MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design added the symbol into its collection in 2010, with credits to Tomlinson.
Tomlinson held electrical engineering degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And despite being a famed program and recipient of numerous awards and accolades, co-workers described as humble and modest.
Tomlinson was hired by Bolt Beranek and Newman, known as BBN, in 1967. It was later acquired by Raytheon Co., where he still worked at the time of his death, as a principal scientist.
He lived in Lincoln, Massachusetts where he raised miniature sheep with his partner. Attempts to contact his family were unsuccessful.
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