Daniel Dockery: A Celebrity You Don't Like Has Died, Try Not To Be A Dick (Cracked)
On May 17, we lost Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave. A few days later, director Zack Snyder announced that he'd be stepping back from the reins of the Justice League movie in order to properly cope with the death of his daughter. And a few days after that, Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films like The Man With The Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me, passed away at 89. And the internet handled this ... mostly well.
Auntie Meme: 12 Pieces Of Good News The Media Just Skipped (Cracked)
It's easy to believe the whole planet has gone tits up. Just turn on the news, hop on social media, or even talk to friends and family, and you'll hear mostly about doom and gloom. But, as it turns out, when you leave the echo chamber of pessimism, you discover that there's a lot of really great things going on out there.
Henry Rollins: My Parents Gave Me Existence, but Punk Rock Gave Me Life (LA Weekly)
Kat was more of a record stall than a store. There were perhaps 200 records in a narrow row of bins. Also, it was closed. The great part was that there were two guys waiting patiently for the owner to return. I asked them when they thought the store would reopen and neither of them knew, but that didn't seem to matter. I think they knew that the wait was worth it, because there was a chance something they could soon internalize and make their own might be waiting for them in the bins. That kind of discovery is as important as air. It's one of the ways you find yourself.
ThorC1138: 100 Movies 100 Numbers 100 Seconds (YouTube)
I've always wanted to do one of these. Meant as a companion to two other specific videos I'll link below, I deliberately avoided any specific duplicates to those 2 videos, and followed the same basic rules: 100 unique films, and no years (e.g., back in '43), only numbers used. I also wanted it quick and dirty, so only used the numbers.
The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. The taxonomy of the blackberries has historically been confused because of hybridization and apomixis, so that species have often been grouped together and called species aggregates. For example, the entire subgenus Rubus has been called the Rubus fruticosus aggregate, although the species R. fruticosus is considered a synonym of R. plicatus.
Worldwide, Mexico is the leading producer of blackberries, with nearly the entire crop being produced for export into the off-season fresh markets in North America and Europe. The Mexican market is almost entirely from the cultivar 'Tupy' (often spelled 'Tupi', but the EMBRAPA program in Brazil from which it was released prefers the 'Tupy' spelling). In the US, Oregon is the leading commercial blackberry producer, producing 42.6 million pounds on 6,180 acres (25.0 km2), in 1995 and 56.1 million pounds on 7,000 acres (28 km2) in 2009.
Mark. was first and correct with:
Mexico is the leading producer of blackberries.
Mexico is #1 and guess what? The state of California is #2
Alan J said:
I really don't know, so I'm going with a WAG: China.
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.
Initially, I was cursing the kids who smoke dope (& don't share) in the alley, but then looked out back, and it was the skunk.
On a RERUNCBS opens the night with a RERUN'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a RERUN'Man With A Plan', then a RERUN'Superior Donuts', followed by a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN'Scorpion'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 5/11/17) are Mayim Bialik, Andy Karl, and Ramy Youssef.
James Corden, OBE, (from 3/23/17) are Terrence Howard, Jenna Elfman, and Nicole Scherzinger.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'2017 Stanley Cup Final', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 4/25/17) are John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, and James Arthur.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 5/1/17) are America Ferrera, Ike Barinholtz, and Josh Dion.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/13/17) are R.J. Cyler, Deap Vally, and Trevor Jackson.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH'Still Star-Crossed'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 5/17/17) are Bryan Cranston, Kelly Rohrbach, Paramore, and Hunter Hayes.
The CW offers a RERUN'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Lucifer'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.
A&E has 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', another 'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', followed by a FRESH'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath', then another FRESH'Leah Rimini: Scientology & The Aftermath'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-The 37's
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Initiations
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Projections
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Elogium
[10:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Non Sequitur
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Twisted
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Parturition
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-Persistence of Vision
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Tattoo
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Cold Fire
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Maneuvers
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 12-Resistance
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 13-Prototype
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 14-Alliances
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 15-Threshold
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 16-Meld
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 17-Dreadnought
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-Elogium
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Non Sequitur
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-Twisted
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Parturition
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-Persistence of Vision
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-Tattoo
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Cold Fire (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Southern Charm', another 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH'Southern Charm', then a FRESH'Southern Charm Savannah', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
FX has the movie 'Just Go With It', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups 2'.
History has 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH'American Pickers', then a FRESH'America: Promised Land'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of the Sexists
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Burger Job
[7:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
[7:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-That Disco Episode
[8:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Drive-In
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Thanksgiving
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sunday Bloody Sunday
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Buddy
[10:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of the Sexists
[10:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Burger Job
[11:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
[11:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-That Disco Episode
[12:00PM] FINAL DESTINATION
[2:15PM] FINAL DESTINATION 2
[4:15PM] FINAL DESTINATION 3
[6:15PM] THE FINAL DESTINATION
[8:15PM] FINAL DESTINATION
[10:30PM] FINAL DESTINATION 2
[12:30AM] FINAL DESTINATION 3
[2:30AM] THE FINAL DESTINATION
[4:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Drive-In
[5:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Thanksgiving
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sunday Bloody Sunday (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] M*A*S*H-The General Flipped at Dawn
[6:30AM] M*A*S*H-Rainbow Bridge
[7:00AM] M*A*S*H-Officer of the Day
[7:30AM] M*A*S*H-Iron Guts Kelly
[9:30AM] M*A*S*H-Life With Father
[10:00AM] M*A*S*H-Alcoholics Unanimous
[10:30AM] M*A*S*H-There Is Nothing Like a Nurse
[11:00AM] M*A*S*H-Adam's Ribs
[11:30AM] M*A*S*H-A Full Rich Day
[12:00PM] M*A*S*H-Mad Dogs and Servicemen
[12:30PM] M*A*S*H-Private Charles Lamb
[1:30PM] M*A*S*H-Bulletin Board
[2:00PM] M*A*S*H-The Consultant
[2:30PM] M*A*S*H-House Arrest
[3:00PM] M*A*S*H-Aid Station
[3:30PM] M*A*S*H-Love and Marriage
[4:00PM] M*A*S*H-Big Mac
[5:00PM] M*A*S*H-White Gold
[5:30PM] M*A*S*H-Abyssinia, Henry
[6:00PM] M*A*S*H-Welcome to Korea
[6:30PM] M*A*S*H-Welcome to Korea
[7:00PM] M*A*S*H-Change of Command
[7:30PM] M*A*S*H-It Happened One Night
[8:00PM] M*A*S*H-The Late Captain Pierce
[8:30PM] M*A*S*H-Hey, Doc
[9:00PM] M*A*S*H-The Bus
[9:30PM] M*A*S*H-Dear Mildred
[10:00PM] M*A*S*H-The Kids
[10:30PM] M*A*S*H-Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler
[11:00PM] M*A*S*H-Dear Peggy
[11:30PM] M*A*S*H-Of Moose and Men
[12:00AM] M*A*S*H-Soldier of the Month
[12:30AM] M*A*S*H-The Gun
[1:00AM] M*A*S*H-Mail Call Again
[1:30AM] M*A*S*H-The Price of Tomato Juice
[2:00AM] M*A*S*H-Dear Ma
[2:30AM] M*A*S*H-Der Tag
[3:30AM] M*A*S*H-Some 38th Parallels
[4:00AM] M*A*S*H-The Novocaine Mutiny
[4:30AM] M*A*S*H-Smilin' Jack
[5:00AM] M*A*S*H-The More I See You
[5:30AM] M*A*S*H-Deluge (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Armageddon', followed by the movie 'Independence Day'.
On a RERUNConan (from 1/30/17) are Bill Burr, Lea DeLaria, and Melissa Etheridge.
Actress Diane Kruger, with her Best Actress award for her role in the film "In The Fade," poses for photographers during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Photo by Arthur Mola
Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use today.
The size of the ELT has the potential to transform our understanding of the universe, say its backers, with its main mirror that will measure some 39 meters (43 yards) across.
Located on a 3,000 meter-high mountain in the middle of the Atacama desert, it is due to begin operating in 2024.
Among other capabilities, it will add to and refine astronomers' burgeoning discoveries of planets orbiting other stars, with the ability to find more smaller planets, image larger ones, and possibly characterize their atmospheres, a key step in understanding if life is present.
The dry atmosphere of the Atacama provides as near perfect observing conditions as it is possible to find on Earth, with some 70 percent of the world's astronomical infrastructure slated to be located in the region by the 2020s.
The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack.
Even if Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) hasn't done a lot of public speaking during his big trip abroad, the body language of the president and those around him has spoken volumes.
Day after day, with no presidential press conferences on the schedule, Trump watchers have instead parsed the president's movements, and taken away messages that are at times painfully obvious, at times puzzling.
Put it all together, though, and the sense emerges of a president aggressively, if somewhat awkwardly, trying to assert himself on the world stage - with mixed success depending on his audience.
"Throughout the trip he looked uncomfortable and isolated, others looked surprised or distant," presidential historian Julian Zelizer of Princeton wrote in an email. "The looks capture how much of the international community is dealing with the unorthodox president who has done little to show he cares about the role of the U.S. overseas."
A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question.
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2qmP0CY). The board is an independent panel that advises the U.S. Department of Energy and the president.
A fire broke mid-April at the lab's PF-4 plutonium building where the plutonium cores of nuclear weapons are produced. Lab officials said that the fire was put out quickly and only caused minor injuries.
According to the report, the board is unsure if the lab is fit to continue to operate and handle increasing quantities of plutonium in coming years after a series of problems with management in the maintenance and cleanup of the dangerous materials.
The Department of Energy has announced plans to increase manufacturing of the plutonium pits at Los Alamos over the next decades. Donald Trump's (R-Grifter) budget proposal will also increase funding for weapons work in the next fiscal year.
An Illinois man accuses Dennis "Sweaty Wrestler"™ Hastert (R-Pedophile) in a new lawsuit of sexually assaulting him in bathroom stall when he was a fourth-grader, at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case.
The suit was filed in a suburban Chicago court for a man using the pseudonym Richard Doe. It alleges Hastert abused him after the boy stopped during a bicycle ride to use the restroom in the 1970s in Yorkville, Illinois, where Hastert was a high school wrestling coach, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The former Republican Illinois congressman, 75, has nearly completed a 15-month sentence for breaking banking law in trying to pay $3.5 million in hush money to one victim, referred to in filings in the criminal case as "Individual A." Previous accusers had been in high school.
The suit says Doe "was traumatized, repressed the sexual assault by Hastert, and was intimidated into silence." He says both Hastert and then-Kendall County State's Attorney Dallas Ingemunson warned the boy not to make the accusations public.
Cultural dancers perform at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, where Army honorary discharge papers were awarded to relatives of members of the Alaska Territorial Guard, a largely Native citizen militia that served to protect the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II, in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday, May 26, 2017. Relatives of 16 deceased members of the unit attended the ceremony at the Heritage Center to receive the posthumous honor.
Photo by Rachel D'Oro
Civilian casualties are inevitable in the war against the Islamic State group but the United states is doing "everything humanly possible" to avoid them, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an interview aired Sunday.
A US-led international coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the IS group in Iraq and Syria since 2014, and nongovernmental organizations say the attacks are claiming ever more civilian lives.
Interviewed on CBS's "Face the Nation" program, Mattis said that "civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation."
But he quickly added that "we do everything humanly possible, consistent with military necessity, taking many chances to avoid civilian casualties -- at all costs."
Some NGOs have blamed the rising civilian death toll on a push by Donald Trump's administration to accelerate the pace of combat in an effort to "annihilate" the jihadists.
Donald Trump (R-Crooked) attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.
Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russia justify treason, as "a good thing."
The Republican president returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington.
The White House faces mounting questions about potential ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign, which are also the subject of criminal and congressional investigations. Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address an issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency.
Aides said Trump was expected to meet with lawyers as early as Sunday, the New York Times reported.
Visitors of the Holi Festival of Colors throw colored powders in the air in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain, Sunday, May 28, 2017. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in the north and east of India.
Photo by Manu Fernandez
US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Sunday said he was considering banning laptop computers on international flights into and out of the country amid signs of "a real threat."
Kelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the United States, at a time when the bombing at a concert in Manchester, England has raised concerns that further attacks -- possibly involving explosives packed in electronic devices -- may be planned.
Terrorists are "obsessed" with the idea of "knocking down an airplane in flight -- particularly a US carrier, if it's full of mostly US folks," the homeland security chief said.
But in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" later, Kelly specified that despite ongoing and persistent concerns, "we have no specific threats right now."
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"
It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch."
Studio estimates on Sunday say the fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise commandeered $62.2 million in its first three days in theaters.
The R-rated "Baywatch," meanwhile, is sinking like a rock. The critically derided update of the 1990s TV show earned only $18.1 million over the weekend against a nearly $70 million price tag. Including Thursday earnings, the film is projected to collect $26.6 million by the close of Memorial Day.
Even "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" did better in its fourth weekend. The space opera added $19.9 million to take second place ahead of "Baywatch" at the box office.
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."Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," $62.2 million ($208.4 million international).
2."Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," $19.9 million ($8.6 million international).
3."Baywatch," $18.1 million.
4."Alien: Covenant," $10.5 million ($10.8 million international).
5."Everything, Everything," $6.2 million.
6."Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," $4.4 million ($2.4 million international).
7."Snatched," $3.9 million ($1.4 million international).
8."King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," $3.2 million ($10 million international).
9."The Boss Baby," $1.7 million ($2.9 million international).
10."Beauty and the Beast," $1.6 million ($3.8 million international).
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