Henry Rollins: Travel Is Magic (LA Weekly)
In my adult life, one of the most gratifying things is to make plans, as simple as a grocery run or as complicated as a solo journey out into the world that will take several weeks to realize.
"The Battle of New Orleans" is a song written by Jimmy Driftwood. The song describes the 1815 Battle of New Orleans from the perspective of an American soldier; the song tells the tale of the battle with a light tone and provides a rather comical version of what actually happened at the battle. It has been recorded by many artists, but the singer most often associated with this song is Johnny Horton. His version scored number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959. Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song for 1959.
In Billboard magazine's rankings of the top songs in the first 50 years of the Billboard Hot 100chart, "The Battle of New Orleans" was ranked as the 28th song overall and the number-one country music song to appear on the chart.
Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
mj was first and correct with:
They ran through the briars and the ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where the rabbits wouldn't go. That's
how he described the British retreat in "The Battle of New Orleans".
Alan J answered:
The Battle of New Orleans.
I remember that song -- The Battle of New Orleans.
Battle of New Orleans
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
The Battle of New Orleans
Lois Of The Lost answered:
Mr. Horton made musical history singing about the 'Mericans winning the Battle Of New Orleans, which eventually led to the Treaty Of Ghent, which after several months ended American involvement in the War of 1812, and left us free to continue stealing land from the Native Americans and the Mexicans! The reason today's students know not of our Proud Nation's history is that NOBODY SINGS ABOUT IT ANYMORE! And that's why we can't keep Ole' Hickory on our phony looking $20 bills! If we could only bring back musical history tributes, perhaps we could raise America's SAT scores and invent new dance music to stomp out our enemies by!
The Battle of New Orleans... I remember frequently hearing the song on the radio and singing along...
Normandy American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach... 9,387 Americans lie here - a further 1,557 American names are engraved on a monument there for soldiers who could not be located or identified... Yes, hand salute...
And another to the memory of 1LT Aleda E. Lutz...
US Army Flight Nurse, KIA, Nov 1, 1944, Sainte-Chamond, Loire, France.
She was awarded 4 Air Medals and posthumously the Distinguished Flying Cross (the second woman to receive it after Amelia Earhart). At the time of her death (reportedly the first American female military combat KIA in WWII) she held the record for air med-evac flights (196), combat hours for a Flight Nurse (814) and most wounded transported (3,500+)... She was from Freeland, MI, 15 miles from where I now sit, and the VAMC where I receive care in equally close Saginaw bears her name - the only VAMC (out 152) that is named for a female veteran... We are very proud of her and as a former Army medic who had worked alongside many Army nurses, I honor her memory... Aleda is buried at the Rhone American Cemetery, Draguinan, Var, France...
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 2-hour 'Scorpion', followed by a RERUN'Person Of Interest'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 5/17/16) are Anthony Anderson, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Coldplay.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 3/10/16) are Connie Britton, Mark Cuban, and Cameron Esposito.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'2016 Stanley Cup Finals', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 4/12/16) are Amy Schumer, Richard Linklater, and Zara Larsson.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 4/7/16) are Sen. Bernie Sanders, Savion Glover, Brandi Carlile, and Brann Dailor.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/26/16) are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gateway Drugs, and Tiffany Haddish.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH'Mistresses'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 5/19/16) are Magic Johnson, Ludacris, Ciara, and Ariana Grande.
The CW fills the night with the movie 'Memorial Day'.
Faux has a FRESH'So You Think You Can Dance', followed by a FRESH'Houdini & Doyle'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has the movie 'Gladiator', followed by a FRESH'Roots' (part 1).
AMC offers the movie 'Heartbreak Ridge', followed by a FRESH'TURN: Washington's Spies'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 12 - Episode 2
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 12 - Episode 3
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR: THE WORST CAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD
[9:00AM] TOP GEAR: POLAR SPECIAL
[10:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 10 - EPISODE 4-Botswana Special
[11:00AM] TOP GEAR: AFRICA SPECIAL - SEASON 19 - EPISODE 1-Part 1
[12:00PM] TOP GEAR: AFRICA SPECIAL - SEASON 19 - EPISODE 2-Part 2
[1:00PM] MAD MAX (1979)
[3:00PM] MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981)
[5:00PM] MAD MAX (1979)
[7:00PM] MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981)
[9:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 1
[10:30PM] EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 1
[11:00PM] TOP GEAR: A TO Z - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[11:00PM] TOP GEAR: A TO Z - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] THE ITALIAN JOB (2003)
[2:30AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 1
[4:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 14 - Episode 6
[5:00AM] TOP GEAR: PATAGONIA SPECIAL - SEASON 22 - EPISODE 1-Part 1 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Southern Charm', another 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH'Southern Charm', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Dallas'.
FX has the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty', followed by the movie 'Lone Survivor', then the movie 'Lone Survivor', again.
History has the movie 'Saving Private Ryan', followed by a FRESH'Roots' (part1).
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Reefer Madness
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red Sees Red
[7:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Father
[7:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die
[8:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Roller Disco
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Panties
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Fever
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Bags Hyde
[10:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Christmas Rager
[10:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Ice Shack
[11:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More?
[11:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Gets the Girl
[12:00PM] JAWS THE REVENGE
[2:00PM] JAWS 3-D
[4:15PM] JAWS 2
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Reefer Madness
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red Sees Red
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Father
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Roller Disco
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Panties
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Fever
[4:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Bags Hyde
[4:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Christmas Rager
[5:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Ice Shack
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More? (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Actresses
[7:00AM] The Birds
[1:00PM] Rear Window
[3:30PM] The Birds
[9:00PM] The Birds
[5:30AM] The Haunting in Connecticut (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'GI Joe: Retaliation', followed by a FRESH'12 Monkeys', then the movie 'Nightmare On Elm Street'.
On a RERUNConan (from 2/8/16) are Ray Romano, PewDiePie, and Dulce Sloan.
From right, actor George Clooney, his wife Amal, Actress Salma Hayek, with her daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault, attend a meeting with the Scholas Occurrentes an education organization founded by Pope Francis.
Photo by Gregorio Borgia
Forget the challenges of oxygen leaks, meteor impacts and the long-term psychological effects of isolation. Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert knows the real threat facing future NASA colonization efforts: the gays.
On Thursday, Gohmert took to the House floor to let his colleagues know he had seen the Matt Damon movie The Martian, in which Damon plays a lone astronaut stranded on an abandoned base on the planet Mars, Right Wing Watch's Brian Tashman reported. In the event of a world-ending catastrophe, Gohmert speculated, leaders must decide "whether humanity would go forward or not" by establishing an outpost on another world.
In that event, the representative argued, gay people should be left behind because they can't be relied upon to propagate the species, and that the current push toward equality and civil rights will be revealed as a dangerous mistake.
"OK, we've got a space ship that can go, as Matt Damon did in the movie, plant a colony somewhere; we can have humans survive this terrible disaster about to befall," Gohmert prompted before asking, "If you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?"
If humanity is bound to be wiped out by a meteor, maybe humanity has bigger problems to worry about than the threat of gay marriage. But even if you accept Gohmert's specious argument that gay people would be unable to create future generations of humans naturally, the representative is apparently unfamiliar with current alternate forms of reproduction (such as artificial insemination), let alone those that will one day likely be invented.
Australian guitarist Angus Young of Australian hard rock band AC/DC, right, and substitute lead singer Axl Rose, left, perform on stage during the Rock or Bust world tour concert at Stade de Suisse stadium in Bern, Switzerland, Sunday, May 29, 2016.
Photo by Lukas Lehmann
One of the machines used to send coded messages between Adolf Hitler and his generals sold for £10 on eBay after being discovered in a shed in England, the buyer said Sunday.
Researchers at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park saw a "telegram machine" for sale on the auction site for £9.50 (12.5 euros/$14), and believed it may have actually been a Lorenz machine, used by the German army to send top-secret coded messages.
"My colleague was scanning eBay and he saw a photograph of what seemed to be the teleprinter," John Wetter, a volunteer at the museum in Buckinghamshire, south England, told the BBC.
To investigate further, Wetter travelled to the southeastern town of Southend where he found the machine, which resembles a typewriter, on the floor of a shed, covered "with rubbish".
The Lorenz teleprinter was used in World War II to swap personal messages between Hitler and his generals.
The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai.
"Wanda City", in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over two square kilometres (miles), as well as an 80-hectare theme park boasting "the highest and longest roller coaster and the highest drop tower in China", according to a statement by the group.
"We want to be a model... and highlight Chinese influence in the cultural domain," Wanda founder Wang Jianlin said during an opening ceremony at the park as he referenced an "invasion" of foreign cultures, according to state television channel CCTV.
A week before, Wang -- China's richest man, according to Forbes magazine -- said he was setting his sights on Disney, which in June will open its first theme park on the mainland.
"This craze for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is over, the period when we would blindly follow where Disney led has been gone for years," he said during a long interview with CCTV.
Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.
South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established under an English king in the 18th century down to the centimeter. But that means the lines drawn decades ago through less exact surveying measures are several hundred feet off.
So Martin, who has a South Carolina address and phone number, really lives in North Carolina. She isn't looking forward to the hassle of changing the deed to her home and her address at the post office. There also is likely a property tax increase. But the biggest problem may come through the homebound health care she gets for her 89-year-old husband. The provider doesn't serve North Carolina and that state's Medicaid may not pay for the service even if they change doctors and nurses.
"We knew it would be cheaper to live in South Carolina. Financially, it is going to be a strain - our only income is Social Security and we already have to use our meager savings to meet regular expenses," Martin said. "Right now we don't know what is going to last longer - us or our money."
Nineteen homes are changing states. Three currently in North Carolina will end up in South Carolina, while Martin and 15 others are going to change residency to North Carolina.
The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event over the Zika virus.
An open letter addressed to the global health body signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers Friday had called for the August Games to be moved or delayed to help prevent the spread of Zika virus.
Holding the Games in Rio, the second worst affected city in Brazil, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical" and could risk spreading the virus to "poor, as-yet unaffected places" like Africa and South Asia, said the letter.
But the WHO said moving the Olympics would not have a major impact on the spread of Zika.
"Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," it said in a statement late Friday.
A man dressed in a red and yellow costume representing the devil, known as "El Colacho", jumps over babies placed on a mattress during traditional Corpus Christi celebrations in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, May 29, 2016.
Photo by Ricardo Ordonez
Native American leaders and activists have criticized a recent US national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name.
On a conference call held Friday by the National Congress of American Indians and "Change the Mascot" campaign, panelists voiced opposition to a Washington Post poll that surveyed 504 Native Americans, 90 percent of whom said the name doesn't bother them.
James Fenelon, a California State San Bernardino sociology professor, called the poll "immoral," adding it was not representative of Native American communities. Amanda Blackhorse, lead plaintiff in the trademark case against the Redskins, said the "misguided" poll will not affect attempts to change the name.
National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jackie Pata said: "This issue is not about polling. This issue is about human rights."
D.C. council member David Grosso said he hadn't been swayed and that the government would not support the team moving back into the District unless the name was changed.
Underprivileged and specially abled couples take part in a mass wedding where 51 couple got married in Mumbai, India, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Mass weddings in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities.
Photo by Rafiq Maqboo
Last year a judge threw out a class-action lawsuit brought against Whole Foods that claimed the grocer was misleading consumers by listing "evaporated cane juice" instead of "sugar" on the ingredient lists for its 365 brand. Similar lawsuits have been brought against other food companies, including Chobani.
The problem with the labeling language lies in process: Making sugar involves juicing sugarcane and boiling it until the liquid cooks off-evaporates-leaving behind a concentrated, sweet by-product we call…sugar. But the sameness of the ingredients that the two terms describe didn't convince U.S. District Judge Edward D. Davila.
"It simply cannot be that plaintiff thought ECJ [evaporated cane juice] referred to bamboo cane, sorghum cane, corn or cane berries as used on labels for chicken broth, ketchup, and instant oatmeal," he wrote. "Such an allegation suspends reality too thin."
The plaintiff, Robert Pratt, was described in the lawsuit as a "health conscious consumer who wished to avoid added sugars," and it does "suspend reality" a bit to believe that he didn't understand the difference. But the question of sugar and labeling is far larger than one Whole Foods shopper. Sugar is increasingly seen as a leading cause of obesity and diet-related diseases, such as diabetes. Following the Food and Drug Administration's announcement last week that it will require that "added sugar" amounts be included in the updated nutrition information design, the agency released new guidance on Wednesday saying that the sweetener made by evaporating cane juice should be called what it is on ingredient lists-sugar.
A protester squirts a water gun at Catalan regional police in full riot gear during a protest over the eviction of squatters earlier in the week from "The Expropriated Bank", in Barcelona, Spain, May 29, 2016.
Photo by Albert Gea
As the summer beach season opens in the United States, at least one expert is predicting an increase in shark attacks around the world this year that will surpass last year's record number.
"We should have more bites this year than last," George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, said in an interview shortly before the Memorial Day holiday weekend that signals the unofficial start of America's summer vacation - and beach - season.
In 2015, there were 98 shark attacks, including six fatalities, according to Burgess.
Why the increased bloodshed? Shark populations are slowly recovering from historic lows in the 1990s, the world's human population has grown and rising temperatures are leading more people to go swimming, Burgess said.
Still, the university notes that fatal shark attacks, while undeniably graphic, are so infrequent that beachgoers face a higher risk of being killed by sand collapsing as the result of over achieving sand castle builders.
A performer depicting death walks amongst tombstones at the French National cemetery outside the Douaumont Necropolis and Ossuary, France, May 29, 2016, during a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, one of the largest battles of the First World War (WWI) on the Western Front.
Photo by Philippe Wojazer
Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.
The anticipated showdown of the two big-budget films turned out to be little contest for 20th Century Fox's latest "X-Men" installment. Both films were lambasted by critics, and neither drew the audience many expected over the holiday weekend.
Overall business over the weekend, according to comScore, was up about 5 percent from Memorial Day last year when Disney's "Tomorrowland" bombed with $33 million. Boosting ticket sales were a handful of holdovers.
The family-friendly video-game adaptation "The Angry Birds Movie" grossed $18.7 million in its second weekend, good enough for third place. "Captain America: Civil War" followed with $15.1 million in its fourth weekend. (It has passed $1.1 billion globally.) And the R-rated comedy "Neighbors: Sorority Rising" came in fifth with $9.1 million in its second week.
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 four-day domestic figures will be released Tuesday.
1. "X-Men: Apocalypse," $65 million ($55.3 million international).
2. "Alice Through the Looking Glass," $28.1 million ($65 million international).
3. "The Angry Birds Movie," $18.7 million ($31.8 million international).
4. "Captain America: Civil War," $15.1 million ($12.5 million international).
5. "Neighbors: Sorority Rising," $9.1 million ($4.5 million international).
6. "The Jungle Book," $7 million ($5.3 million international).
7. "The Nice Guys," $6.4 million ($2.8 million international).
8. "Money Monster," $4.3 million ($6.7 million international).
9. "Love & Friendship," $2.5 million.
10. "Zootopia," $831,000 ($4 million international).
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