BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 8 June, 2015


8 June, 2015

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Paul Krugman: Why Am I A Keynesian? (NY Times)
… Russ Roberts […] views all macroeconomic positions as stalking horses for political goals, and declares in particular that "Krugman is a Keynesian because he wants bigger government. I'm an anti-Keynesian because I want smaller government." OK, I'm not going to clutch my pearls and ask for the smelling salts. Politics can shape our views, in ways we may not recognize. But I'm aware of that risk, and make a regular practice of asking myself whether I'm letting that kind of bias slip in.

Paul Sullivan: Millionaires Who Are Frugal When They Don't Have to Be (NY Times)
BOB WEIDNER likes to play a game when he goes to a high-end outlet store like Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren: How many things can he buy and not spend more than $100? On his last visit, the answer was seven.

Michael Hossey: "7 Great Works Of Literature (Written While Wasted)" (Cracked)
Writing is a profession that famously appeals to people with a predilection for mind-altering substances. But we tend to assume that when it comes time to do the writing itself, most authors put their drugs aside for a while so they can get the work done. But it turns out that some of the most groundbreaking books in history were written by people in the throes of such incredible drug frenzies that ….

Cezary Jan Strusiewicz, Cayle Beauchamp: 4 Lessons I Learned As A Low Rent Evel Knievel (Cracked)
There's a reason you don't see many elderly stunt performers, and it's not that they all eventually get sent to a lovely farm upstate where they can jump all the buses they want. We wanted to get inside the head of someone who attempts dramatic suicides for a living, so we talked to Cayle Beauchamp, a motorbike / jet ski stunt performer from Australia.

100 Years of Fashion in 2 Minutes | MODE (YouTube)
Get ready for a trip down fashion's memory lane. In 2 minutes, we're highlighting top style trends, from 1915 to today. ?

Clay Shelburn & Zac Stokes- Walmart Rockstars - Pride and Joy (YouTube)
"If you play guitar, seeing one on a shelf in any store naturally draws your attention -even in a toy aisle. You say to your buddy, "I wonder how hard it would be to tune that thing?" One thing leads to another, and soon you're jamming for an iPhone video. This is Clay Shelburn and Zac Stokes performing Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Pride and Joy" in the toy department at Walmart." - Neatorama

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Trivia Question of the Day

Who is the first, and to date only, person to have served as both Vice President and President of the United States without being elected by the Electoral College?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Mr. Zog's Sex Wax is applied to the surface of what item?

      Surfboard                                                      Source

Mr. Zog's Sex Wax is a Carpinteria, California, brand of surfwax manufactured for use on surfboards. This wax is rubbed on the top surface or "deck" of a surfboard to allow traction and grip for the surfer.

Due to the product name, promotional materials such as bumper stickers and t-shirts became extremely popular, even among those who had never ridden a surfboard. Their slogans, such as "The best for your stick", included innuendos of non-surfing uses. The materials confirmed their counterculture status by being banned from schools and amusement parks.        Source

mj was first, and correct, with:
   It gets you where you're going
  Assuming you want to get from where the breakers start turning over to the beach. Mr. Zog's goes on your surf board.

Randall replied:

Alan J said:
   A surf board.

Adam answered:
   Surf Board.

Deborah responded:
   That's wax used on surfboards.I've never surfed, love to watch it, though, and having lived along the CA coast 12 years near some prime surfing beaches, I picked up some lingo.
  Who knew it would be so useful?
  Hot and hotter tomorrow. Hello, summer.

John I from Hawai'i says,

MAM   , wrote:
   Surfboard ~ Mr. Zog's Sex Wax® is a specially formulated wax used to coat the deck of a surfboard and provide traction between the surfer's feet and the surfboard.

  So sorry about your Gulf Fritillary caterpillars. Hope the second crop works out for you. They are a beautiful butterfly.

Marian, said:
   to coat a surfboard

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Mr. Zog's Sex Wax is a Carpinteria, California, brand of surfwax manufactured for use on surfboards

Joe S     answered:
   Having never heard of Mr. Zog's Sex Wax, I have no earthly idea what it is. What's the answer Barney.

  Really? I'm very disappointed with the answer.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

Dub Dale o' the Springs o' Diamonds, Norfuckincali took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

Sally is retired, but paying attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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BBC - Culture - Satisfaction: The song that made the Stones

For New Mexico's Chiles, The Enemy Isn't Just Drought But Salt, Too : The Salt : NPR

Growing Hope: The Fight for Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids - NBC News

Swordsman vs. Machine: Robotic Arm and Samurai Face Off - NBC News

Fatal Attraction: These Sex-Crazed Male Marsupials 'Do It' to Death - NBC News

Canada's Train of Tears, Part Two. Truth and Reconciliation.

Congress Slyly Changed Campaign Finance Rules. Now the GOP Is Cleaning Up. | Mother Jones

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Reader Recommendation

Re: Michener

Cool that this author came up in trivia at same time I watched "Caravans" for the first time; based on Michener's book. Having read it many decades ago, I was pleased/surprised to find available on Netflix.

I hadn't known that this movie had been made in the first place, nor that high power actors were involved. Not only did it star Anthony Quinn, Joseph Cotton, Christopher Lee, and Michael Sarazzin; it was a great watch. I was expecting a B treatment, but was pleasantly surprised at not only the performances, but the close hewing to Michener's source material.

Filmed locally, and with co-op from actual Afghan tribes, David Lean might feel a touch of envy. Well worth a watch!!


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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Last Night

Sunny and breezy.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN '2 Broke Girls', followed by a RERUN 'Mike & Molly', then a RERUN 'Scorpion', followed by a RERUN 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'The Mentalist'.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE are Nick Offerman, Ellie Kemper, Thomas Middleditch, and Palma Violets.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'The Island'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Larry David, Jason Alexander, Natasha Leggero, and Alabama Shakes.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Edie Falco, George Wallace, Fall Out Boy, and Jon Theodore.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/20/15) are Teresa Palmer, Borns, and Amanda Crew.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH 'The Whispers'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 6/2/15) are Allison Janney, Paul Dano, Spelling Bee. champions Vanya Shivashankar & Gokul Venkatachalam, and Hiatus Kaiyote.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Originals', followed by a RERUN 'Jane The Virgin'.

Faux fills the night with a FRESH 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.

A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then a FRESH 'The First 48: Extreme Kids', followed by another FRESH 'The First 48: Extreme Kids'.

AMC offers the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption', followed by a FRESH 'TURN: Washington's Spies'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 12 - Rhodes NEW
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 13 - J. Smith NEW
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 4 - La Riviera
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 13 - Prohibition Grille
 [10:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 15 - Episode 2
 [11:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 15 - Episode 3
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 12 - Ship in a Bottle
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 13 - Aquiel
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 1
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 2
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 3
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 4
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 5
 [7:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 6
 [8:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 4
 [9:30PM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 5
 [11:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 1
 [12:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 2
 [1:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 3
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 4
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 5
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 6
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 5    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', followed by a FRESH 'Shahs Of Sunset', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Odd Mom Out'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Nicola Sturgeon.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Godfrey, Jen Kirkman, and Sean Donnelly.

FX has 'Mike & Molly', another 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Rise Of The Guardians'.

History has 'Texass Rising', followed by a FRESH 'Texass Rising' (runs 2hr 2min).

IFC  -   
 [7:15AM]    KINGPIN
 [10:00AM]    I SPY
 [12:15PM]    KINGPIN
 [5:15PM]    NOTORIOUS
 [8:00PM]    BAD BOYS

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Staircase-Last Chance - Reopening the Case
 [7:00AM]    The Writers' Room-Sons of Anarchy
 [7:30AM]    Great Expectations
 [10:00AM]    Don't Say a Word
 [12:30PM]    The Silence of the Lambs
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Sweeps
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Volunteers
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Discord
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Mother's Milk
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Panic
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Entitled
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Fools for Love
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Trade This
 [11:00PM]    Behind the Story With the Paley Center-Orange Is the New Black
 [12:00AM]    Behind the Story With the Paley Center-Orange Is the New Black
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Surrender Dorothy
 [2:00AM]    Law & Order-Untitled
 [3:00AM]    The Red Road-The Bad Weapons
 [4:00AM]    The Red Road-The Great Snake Battle
 [5:00AM]    The Red Road-Snaring of the Sun    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader', then the movie 'Jurassic Park'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Tim Robbins and the Milk Carton Kids.

 [6:00 AM]      Dive Bomber (1941)
 [8:15 AM]      The Smiling Ghost (1941)
 [9:30 AM]      Steel Against The Sky (1941)
 [10:45 AM]      Gentleman Jim (1942)
 [12:45 PM]      The Constant Nymph (1943)
 [2:45 PM]      Night and Day (1946)
 [5:00 PM]      Conflict (1945)
 [6:30 PM]      The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
 [8:00 PM]      Man Hunt (1941)
 [10:00 PM]      Hangmen Also Die (1943)
 [12:30 AM]      Saboteur (1942)
 [2:30 AM]      I See A Dark Stranger (1945)
 [4:30 AM]      Secret Mission (1942)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  06/09/15

 [6:15 AM]      Jezebel (1938)
 [8:00 AM]      Way Down South (1939)
 [9:15 AM]      Intruder In The Dust (1949)
 [10:45 AM]      Baby Doll (1956)
 [12:45 PM]      Wind Across The Everglades (1958)
 [2:30 PM]      To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
 [4:45 PM]      Finian's Rainbow (1968)
 [7:15 PM]      MGM Parade Show #7 (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      Going In Style (1979)
 [10:00 PM]      Annie Hall (1977)
 [11:45 PM]      Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
 [2:00 AM]      Mean Streets (1973)
 [4:00 AM]      Shaft (1971)     (ALL TIMES EST)

TNT has a FRESH 'Major Crimes', followed by a FRESH 'Murder In The First'.

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Scottish-American actor Alan Cumming (L) and US actress Kristin Chenoweth arrive on the red carpet at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York, USA, 07 June 2015. The annual awards honor excellence in Broadway theatre.
Photo by Andrew Gombert


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World | Collectors Weekly


'Resting Comfortably'

Nichelle Nichols

George Takei gave a brief update on Nichelle Nichols, who suffered a minor stroke earlier this week, on the Tony Awards red carpet on Sunday.

Nichols' "Star Trek" co-star Takei said she's "resting comfortably" and is able to converse with people. The two did a "Star Trek" convention together just two weekends ago.

Takei and Nichols have remained close friends since "Star Trek," and Takei said the prognosis for her condition is "optimistic," though he noted that "she had been slowing down" even before the stroke.

Takei was on the Tonys red carpet promoting his musical "Allegiance," which is coming to Broadway in October.

Nichelle Nichols


Talk show host Larry King and producer Garry Marshall talk at home plate during a celebrity baseball game before a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Mark J. Terrill


This Pizza Box Turns Your Smartphone Into a Movie Projector «TwistedSifter


Cave To Provide History Clues

Black Hills

The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and researchers believe it could help broaden our understanding of how the region's climate has changed over thousands of years.

A park service worker found Persistence Cave in 2004 on the grounds of Wind Cave National Park, in western South Dakota, but the agency kept it quiet, partly to prevent amateur spelunkers from trying to explore well-preserved site.

On Monday, a team of scientists led by East Tennessee State University professor Jim Mead will begin unearthing the entrance of the cave, hauling out bags of sediment and animal bones to be carefully analyzed. They have already found bones dating back nearly 11,000 years and the remains of at least three species that hadn't been found in the region before - the pika, pine marten and platygonus, an extinct relative of the modern-day peccary.

While it's always exciting to find an extinct species that once roamed the region, Mead said it's even more ecologically important to him to discover that an existing animal like the pika once lived there. The rodent-like mammal can still be found in cold, mountainous climates of North America, suggesting the environment of the Black Hills was once quite different, he said.

Black Hills


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The First Church of Cannabis

They have weed instead of wine and a "pooh-bah" in place of a pastor who preaches the power of pot to heal the world: Welcome to The First Church of Cannabis.

In May, this Indiana house of worship won the right to light up freely and spread its groovy gospel thanks to a newly awarded nonprofit designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

Because the church has been deemed a charity, donors can deduct gifts made to the church on federal tax returns, and when the cannabis congregation finds a location, it will be eligible for a property tax exemption - even though neither medical nor recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Indiana.

The newly founded church, based in Indianapolis, launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to lease a building for its worship services, and has so far collected more than $11,000.

The First Church of Cannabis


Chita Rivera, right, and her daughter Lisa Mordente arrive at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini


Why Thousands of New Animal Species Are Still Discovered Each Year | Atlas Obscura


Arizona Theme Park Up For Sale


"Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right out of history.

The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, said Friday she is selling the property for $2 million. Linda Speckels said she is ready to retire from operating the park and campground in Williams, about 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

The price tag, however, does not include the image licensing of everyone's favorite modern, stone-age family. Warner Bros. currently owns Hanna-Barbera properties. But Speckels has renewed her own deal over the years with different licensors. New owners would have to work out their own licensing agreement.

Speckels started operating Bedrock City with her husband, Francis "Hudi" Speckels, in 1972. The "Flintstones" attraction was a spinoff of one Francis Speckels' parents started in Custer, South Dakota. Francis Speckels died in 1990, but Linda Speckels continued running the park. The stone age village includes Fred's Diner restaurant, gift shop, theater and RV park. Among the attractions is a train that rides through a volcano and a slide down a dinosaur's tail. The $2 million purchase also includes 30 acres of land.



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"Wedding Ring Bridge"


Reno is bidding a bittersweet farewell to an iconic 110-year-old bridge made famous by newly divorced women - and a Marilyn Monroe character- who walked from the courthouse to cast their past and their wedding rings in the river below.

The "Wedding Ring Bridge," also known as the "Bridge of Sighs," became a symbol of Reno as the "Divorce Capital of the World" until other states relaxed their divorce laws in the 1960s.

The legend of divorced women walking a block from the Washoe County courthouse to the bridge over the Truckee River dates to the 1920s. Photographs, postcards and Hollywood movies depict the scenes - the most famous with Monroe in the 1961 film "The Misfits."

Major demolition work is scheduled for the bridge, which will be replaced by a span critical for flood control.



Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton poses for a selfie photograph with actor Michael Douglas (L) before the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal June 7, 2015. Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday in a Mercedes one-two with title rival Nico Rosberg.The Briton's fourth victory in seven races this season, and fourth career win in Canada, stretched his lead over Rosberg to 17 points and denied the German a third win in a row.
Photo by Paul Chiasson


The Caterpillar with Penguins on Its Back | The Ark In Space


Pants On Fire

Plains All American Pipeline

A Texas company whose ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years had assured the government that a break in the line while possible was "extremely unlikely" and state-of-the-art monitoring could quickly detect possible leaks and alert operators, documents show.

Nearly 1,200 pages of records, filed with state regulators by Plains All American Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.

The company acknowledged the potential for oil to leak from the 24-inch, 10.6-mile-long pipeline west of Santa Barbara. A team of experts organized by the company, however, assessed that risk as remote, according to the records, known as a spill response plan, and were released under the state's public records act.

"The pipeline and its operation are state-of-the-art," asserted the analysis submitted to the state. "Spills are still possible, though extremely unlikely."

Plains All American Pipeline


US actress Jennifer Grey (L) and her father US actor Joey Grey arrive on the red carpet at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York, USA, 07 June 2015. The annual awards honor excellence in Broadway theatre.
Photo by Andrew Gombert


Guy Laramee's Latest Book Carvings of Brazilian Mountains | Amusing Planet


Bikers & Police

Blurry Lines

Police officers and outlaw biker gangs often stand on common ground. Both attract the young and adventurous who value order, discipline and brotherhood. And on weekends tens of thousands of cops routinely trade their cruisers and badges for choppers and club colors.

The bond doesn't mean a free pass for criminal motorcycle gangs, but even some within law enforcement worry that too many officers believe bikers are just misunderstood Robin Hoods. And empathy from officers who emulate or even aspire to the outlaw life can put police or the public at risk, gang experts warn.

"They're supposed to be putting them in jail, not schmoozing with them, not socializing with them," said Charlie Fuller, a retired special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "That's a no-brainer to me. You have a huge security issue for the whole department. Here's a cop that's hanging with them socially. What's he telling them? What are they asking him?"

A 2014 ATF report said biker gangs count working police officers, firefighters and 911 workers as members. The report details a California Highway Patrol dispatcher listening to the scanner and tipping off her husband, a Hells Angel prospect, that the police were headed to a fight he was involved in. The husband took off before the cops arrived. In another instance, the dispatcher ran a license plate for undercover agents working on a weapons sting against her husband.

Blurry Lines


Jane Krakowski, from left, Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper and Robert Carlock arrive at Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Q&A Screening at Pacific Design Center on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Photo by Rich Fury


'Don't Walk On Fish': 28 Worrying Soviet Accident Prevention Posters - Flashbak


'Very Concerned' About Climate

Global Citizens

The widest global effort yet to gauge citizens' views on climate change showed 79 percent to be "very concerned" about its effects, but less than half support a carbon tax to curb emissions, organisers said Sunday.

Results of the day-long consultation held in 75 countries on Saturday were posted on the website of the initiative dubbed World Wide Views on Climate and Energy.

Next week, they will be put to climate negotiators meeting in Bonn, Germany ahead of a year-end United Nations conference in Paris, where nations have undertaken to sign a new world pact to curb global warming.

Responses to a multiple-choice questionnaire showed that 71 percent of the 10,000-odd participants believe the UN negotiations process has not done enough to tackle climate change.

A large 64 percent believes the Paris agreement should "do whatever it takes" to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial Revolution levels -- the UN goal.

Global Citizens


Actor Jaleel White warms up prior to celebrity baseball game before a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Mark J. Terrill


No Perking: 15 Drained Dry Abandoned Coffee Shops | Urbanist


Weekend Box Office


Melissa McCarthy left the guys of "Entourage" in the dust, landing her first No. 1 box-office debut as a leading lady with an estimated $30 million weekend for the espionage comedy "Spy."

The result added to the string of successes for McCarthy and writer-director Paul Feig, who first united on the 2011 hit "Bridesmaids." While "Spy" fell short of the $39.1 million debut of their 2013 comedy "The Heat," with Sandra Bullock, and came in a tad lower than some predicted, it was good enough to win a weekend lacking blockbuster punch but crowded with action, horror and the resurrected HBO series.

Last week's top film, "San Andreas," the disaster movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, slid to second place with $26.4 million. "Insidious: Chapter 3" opened with an estimated $23 million, a strong debut for the low-budget horror prequel from Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions.

But HBO's "Entourage," made for about $30 million, failed to compete with those releases. The film, released about four years after the series concluded, made $10.4 million over the weekend and has brought in a five-day total of $17.8 million since opening Wednesday.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

     1. "Spy," $30 million ($25.6 million international).
     2. "San Andreas," $26.4 million ($97.8 million international).
     3. "Insidious: Chapter 3," $23 million ($14.3 million international).
     4. "Entourage," $10.4 million ($3 million international).
     5. "Mad Max: Fury Road," $8 million ($11 million international).
     6. "Pitch Perfect 2," $7.7 million ($4.6 million international).
     7. "Tomorrowland," $7 million ($13.8 million international).
     8. "Avengers: Age of Ultron," $6.2 million ($7 million international).
     9. "Aloha," $3.3 million ($1.6 million international).
    10. "Poltergeist," $2.8 million ($3.2 million international).



Science Reveals Why Your Cat Is Such A Picky Eater | Popular Science



In Memory

Ronnie Gilbert

Singer Ronnie Gilbert, a member of the influential 1950s folk quartet the Weavers, has died. She was 88.

Gilbert died of natural causes Saturday at a retirement community in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Mill Valley, said her longtime partner, Donna Korones.

With the Weavers, whose other members were Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman, Gilbert helped spark a national folk revival by churning out hit recordings of "Goodnight Irene," ''Tzena Tzena Tzena," ''On Top of Old Smokey," ''If I Had A Hammer," ''Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Wimoweh."

The group was hugely popular before its left-wing activities were targeted by anti-Communists during the McCarthy era. They were blacklisted, unable to record, appear on television or radio and perform in many concert venues, and eventually disbanded.

Gilbert went on to pursue a solo career as a singer, as a stage actor and psychologist.

Gilbert's memoir, "Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song," which is the same title of a one-woman show she performed for years, will be published in the fall.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa, and Korones, her partner of 30 years.

Ronnie Gilbert



Masha, a female raccoon, plays with plastic dishes in a pot filled with water, placed by zoo employees, inside an enclosure at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, June 7, 2015. According to a zoo representative, the zookeepers arrange games and activities for the animals to keep them entertained and to attract visitors.
Photo by Ilya Naymushin



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