Henry Rollins: On My Bad Days, I Am Motivated by Vengeance (LA Weekly)
When I am in vengeance mode, I live only to outdo others on every possible level. It is a useful energy, perhaps what Nietzsche meant with the concept of "joyful malice." That being said, as I keep moving down the trail, I see what a self-devouring waste of time that mindset is. I am doing my best to reduce these thoughts, but I would be lying if I said it was easy, even when the logic is so apparent.
Rock Hudson (born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.; November 17, 1925 - October 2, 1985) was an American actor. Hudson is generally known for his turns as a leading man in the 1950s and 1960s and is viewed as a prominent actor and 'heartthrob' of the Hollywood Golden Age. He achieved stardom with roles in films such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Giant (1956), and found continued success with a string of romantic comedies co-starring Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964). After appearing in films like Seconds (1966), Tobruk (1967) and Ice Station Zebra (1968) in the late 1960s, Hudson began a second career in television through the 1970s and '80s, starring in the popular mystery series McMillan & Wife and the soap opera Dynasty.
Hudson was voted Star of the Year, Favorite Leading Man, and similar titles by numerous film magazines. He completed nearly 70 films and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned over four decades. Hudson died in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.
We did a charity ride today on our tandem bike around the Carquinez Straits, which is part of San Francisco Bay. Cool, windy, quite lovely, actually. The various municipalities through which we rode had great police support. BBQ, 8 craft brewers with beer on tap (have I told you what a perfect adult recovery beverage beer is?), with a commemorative glass to boot, live music, bocci ball, and so much bike porn! A great fun-draiser for the Special Olympics.
Dastardly Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcaliful took the day off.
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.
It's either an allergy or another cold. Regardless, I'm extra cranky.
CBS opens the night with a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'BrainDead'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Bill O'Reilly (R-Propagandist), Anna Chlumsky, and Aesop Rock.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Anthony Anderson, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Liam Hemsworth and Nick Jonas.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Cedric the Entertainer, Ellie Kemper, Kaleo, and John Tempesta.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/23/16) are Alexandra Shipp, the Coathangers, and Ben Robson.
ABC fills the night with LIVE'2016 NBA Finals', followed by a FRESH'Jimmy Kimmel Live', then pads the left coast with local crap.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Kevin Hart, Constance Zimmer, and Fitz & the Tantrums.
The CW offers a FRESH'Reign', followed by a FRESH'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then another FRESH'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.
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'.
AMC offers the movie 'Magnum Force', followed by the movie 'Dirty Harry', then a FRESH'TURN: Washington's Spies'.
[6:00AM] WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Spring
[7:00AM] WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Summer
[8:00AM] WILD ALASKA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Winter
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES UK - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-Mayfair
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Pantaleone's
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Lonely Among Us
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Justice
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-The Battle
[2:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 1
[3:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 2
[4:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 3
[5:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 4
[6:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 21 - Episode 4
[7:30PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 2
[9:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 3
[10:30PM] EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 3
[11:00PM] CARS OF THE PEOPLE - SEASON 2 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 2
[1:30AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 3
[3:00AM] EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 3
[3:30AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 21 - Episode 4
[5:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 4 - Episode 6 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH'Southern Charm', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Dallas', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
FX has the movie 'Rise Of The Guardians', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me 2'.
History has 'Barbarians Rising', followed by a FRESH'Barbarians Rising'.
[6:00AM] MARON-Marc's Roommate
[6:30AM] MARON-The Field Trip
[7:00AM] MARON-The 13th Step
[7:30AM] DEATH AT A FUNERAL
[9:30AM] SHAUN OF THE DEAD
[11:45AM] HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX
[1:45PM] DEATH AT A FUNERAL
[3:45PM] SHAUN OF THE DEAD
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Good Son
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Garage Sale
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Last Day
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Van Stock
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-I Love Cake
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sleepover
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric Gets Suspended
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Good Son
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Garage Sale
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Red's Last Day
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Velvet Rope
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Laurie and the Professor
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Halloween
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Van Stock
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-I Love Cake
[3:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sleepover
[3:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric Gets Suspended
[4:00AM] HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Directors
[7:00AM] In Her Skin
[9:15AM] The Descendants
[11:45AM] Snake Eyes
[2:00PM] The Professional
[4:30PM] The Bone Collector
[7:00PM] The Shining
[10:30PM] Cape Fear
[1:30AM] The Professional
[5:02AM] The Samaritan (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret Of The Ooze', followed by a FRESH'12 Monkeys'.
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will appear in court on Tuesday to defend "Stairway to Heaven," one of the most recognizable songs in rock history, from accusations of plagiarism.
Spirit, a psychedelic band from Los Angeles that enjoyed a niche following but never the superstardom of Zeppelin, claim the iconic melancholic guitar that opens the song was lifted from its instrumental track "Taurus."
Spirit's guitarist Randy Wolfe -- who went by the nickname Randy California -- never took legal action and died in 1997, but a lawsuit was filed by his trustee Michael Skidmore.
After two years of legal proceedings, a judge stopped short of agreeing that the song was copied but said there was enough of a case for a jury trial in Los Angeles.
Led Zeppelin was the opening act for Spirit when the hard British rockers -- Plant, Page, John Paul Jones and the since deceased John Bonham -- made their US debut on December 26, 1968 in Denver.
The U.S. flag flown on the stern of the boat that led the first American troops onto Utah Beach on D-Day was sold on Sunday for $514,000 at auction in Texas.
Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher says the 48-star flag from the guide boat was sold during a live auction in Dallas. Fleisher had no immediate information on the buyer.
The pre-sale estimate for the flag was $100,000. The banner has one bullet hole, blamed on a German machine gun, according to the Dallas-based auction house.
Online bidding began about two weeks ago, according to Fleisher, ending Saturday night with a top bid of $125,000. Live bidding started Sunday at that level, he said.
Heritage says the guide boat's skipper, Lt. Howard Vander Beek of Cedar Falls, Iowa, kept the flag up until his 2014 death. The seller acquired it last year when Vander Beek's family sold the historic item at an estate auction.
Half-sized humans who lived 700,000 years ago were almost certainly the ancestors of enigmatic "hobbits" whose fossils were found on the same Indonesian isle in 2003, scientists stunned by their own discovery reported Wednesday.
Two studies, published in Nature, fill a huge gap in our understanding of these diminutive people, whose tortuous evolutionary saga hit a dead-end some 50,000 years ago.
A modest haul of teeth and bones from an adult and two children has bolstered the theory that the hobbits, known to scientists as Homo floresiensis, arrived on Flores island as a different, larger species of hominin, or early man, probably about a million years ago.
These upright, tool-wielding humans shrank, generation after generation, until they were barely half their original weight and height.
The process, called "island dwarfism," was well known in animals, with some species shrinking as much as six fold in adapting to an environment with fewer resources.
Not only has Chewbacca Mom's viral fame lasted for a long three weeks and racked up over $400,000 in gifts, but she is now charging for autographs.
After her initial Facebook Live video, she has received swag from Kohl's, trips to New York, California and Disney World, as well as college scholarships for her whole family. Money estimates the net value of it all to be a whopping $420,000.
According to TMZ, the viral star, whose real name is Candace Payne, charged $20 for autographs and photos at Dallas' Fan Expo on Sunday. Her booth was next to Game of Thrones star Jack Gleeson's.
Reportedly, Payne is donating a portion of the proceeds to a Christian ministry initiative - Oaks Fellowship "All-In."
Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participated in the nation's classified World War II nuclear development program, can now be experienced much like it was then with a new app.
The "Los Alamos: The Secret City of The Manhattan Project" iPhone app takes users through an "augmented-reality" while visiting the northern New Mexico city to see it in its 1940s character. The app was created by Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Packed with games, historical nuggets and role playing, the app allows users to feel what it was like to join a secret project in an unknown location where the future of the world was at stake, said Jennifer Payne, Resource Management Team leader in Los Alamos' Environmental Stewardship Group. Because Los Alamos has changed since the project and is now a modern city, Payne said the app takes users on a virtual tour of a Manhattan Project world that is gone.
Once downloaded and opened, users will receive a "recruitment telegram" to begin the virtual journey from 109 E. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe. That's the same location where the original Project Y staff members joined the team. Users then will receive an initial "clearance" there, then board a bus into the mountains to explore "the Hill."
The impasse in negotiations between Tribune Media and Dish Network over market rates was unable to be resolved before the expiration of the deal between the two companies, and Tribune channels have now gone dark in 33 Markets on Dish. The companies failed to reach agreement on an extension of the current deal that would continue service while a new deal is worked out.
Tribune Media warned customers yesterday that a blackout was likely as the deadline for a new deal approached, saying at the time that "We've offered the same fair market rates that Dish already pays other local station groups with ABC, CBS, NBC and CW affiliates with top-rated local news, and other similarly valued cable networks… Dish has refused our offer."
Tribune issued a statement attributed to Gary Weitman, Tribune Media's senior vice president for corporate relations, shortly after the blackout began. "We want to reach an agreement, just as we have with every one of our other cable, satellite and telco distributors, but Dish refuses to reach an agreement based on fair-market value. We want to keep servicing our local communities and we have repeatedly offered Dish a lengthy extension to continue negotiations-unfortunately, Dish rejected these offers." The press statement also encouraged customers to contact Dish Network to complain.
For its part, Dish placed blame squarely on Tribune, saying in a statement that "only Tribune Broadcasting Company can force a blackout of its channels. Dish is actively working to reach a deal before the contract expires, and we have offered a contract extension to Tribune to keep the channels available to customers in the event that we are unable to reach a deal by the deadline."
It's a mine, but it could be yours for $2 million.
Ruggles Mine, which produced mica and other minerals for 160 years before being turned into a New England tourist attraction in 1963, is up for sale. The 235-acre property includes a gift shop, small museum and an enormous pit with tunnels and caverns that make up the oldest and largest mine of its kind in the United States.
"It's quite spectacular when you drive up that country road and there's nothing but trees all around. And you get to the top of this mountain, and there's a magnificent view," said the mine's 90-year-old owner, Geraldine Searles. "Walking down into this massive rock formation that you could walk right through - it was thrilling."
Searles' late husband purchased the New Hampshire property in 1960 for $20,000, hoping to continue the mica mining operation. But after the federal government stopped subsidizing the industry, leaving domestic mines unable to compete with the overseas market, the couple decided to open the property to the public. Since then, a steady stream of school groups and tourists from around the world have paid admission to poke around and collect as many rocks as they can carry.
The mine was discovered in 1803 by Sam Ruggles, who reportedly kept it secret for years and used to transport the mica, a layered mineral, in the middle of the night to Portsmouth. From there, the transparent sheets were shipped to England, where they were turned into windows for ships, woodstoves and whale-oil lamps. By the early 1930s, an estimated $12 million worth of mica had been removed. Since then, the mica has been used for electrical insulation, roof shingles and cosmetics, and in later years, in scouring powder.
The recent slump of sequels at the box office finally caught a break with "The Conjuring 2," a horror sequel that topped weekend theaters with an estimated $40.4 million.
The Warner Bros. film, in which Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson play married paranormal investigators, opened nearly on par with its 2013 original, which was also directed by James Wan. That film debuted with $41.8 million and went on to earn $319 million globally.
The big-budget video-game adaptation "Warcraft," a co-production between Universal and Legendary that reportedly cost $160 million to make, came in second with $24.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though it effectively bombed in North America, "Warcraft" has been a hit overseas, particularly in China.
Next week, Pixar's "Finding Dory" will hope to continue the turn of fortune for sequels. The "Finding Nemo" sequel is expected to perhaps be Pixar's biggest opening ever.
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 three-day domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "The Conjuring 2," $40.4 million ($50 million international).
2. "Warcraft," $24.4 million ($185.8 million international).
3. "Now You See Me 2," $23 million ($20.1 million international).
4. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," $14.8 million ($13.3 million international).
5. "X-Men: Apocalypse," $10 million ($25 million international).
6. "Me Before You," $9.2 million ($5.1 million international).
7. "The Angry Birds Movie," $6.7 million ($10.4 million international).
8. "Alice Through the Looking Glass," $5.5 million ($14.6 million international).
9. "Captain America: Civil War," $4.3 million ($1.2 million international).
10. "The Jungle Book," $2.7 million ($7.5 million international).
A Common seal named Groot is prepared for release in a transfer cage at Seal Rescue Ireland wildlife sanctuary where two rescued and rehabilitated seals are released back into the sea after months of care in Wexford, Ireland, June 12, 2016.
Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne
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