BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 20 June, 2016


20 June, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1726 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Ray Fisman and Andrea Prat: Can Fox News Get Trump Elected? (Slate)
The network exerts more power over the electorate than you might think.

Hadley Freeman: Hillary Clinton in charge is OK, but Elizabeth Warren, too? That's pushing it (The Guardian)
If Clinton chooses Warren as her number two, would that break the oestrogen limit at the White House?

Tony Romm: Apple won't aid GOP convention over Trump (Politico)
Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party's 2016 presidential convention, as it's done in the past, citing Donald Trump's controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities.

Anna Rhodes: "Tom Hiddleston's publicist must be having a field day: Taylor Swift is the fame pimp of the modern British male" (Independent)
One date with Taylor, and these men are international superstars - Calvin Harris, Harry Styles, even her friendship with Ed Sheeran managed to do it.

Henry Rollins: Muhammad Ali Made All the Right People Mad (LA Weekly)
Of all the notable passings this year, Muhammad Ali's might be the most profound.

Ryan Holiday: 5 "Geniuses" Who Drove Their Legacies Into the Ground (Cracked)
#5. Steve Jobs

Megan McBride: The Crew (Slate)
After my father's death, these men taught me about family, friendship, and kindness.

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Trivia Question of the Day

What does someone suffering from Chrysophobia fear?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Gordon Shumway, also known as ALF, was a visitor from what planet?

       Melmac                                                      Source

ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround.

The title character is Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family. The series stars Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian Tanner. ALF was performed by puppeteer/creator Paul Fusco.

ALF is an alien from the planet Melmac who follows an amateur radio signal to Earth and crash-lands into the garage of the Tanners. The Tanners are a suburban middle-class family in the San Fernando Valley area of California.        Source

Marian was first and correct with:
   Can't sleep with this heat. Melmac

Alan J wrote:

Randall said:
   I think it was Melmac

Adam answered:
   Melmac, like the plastic Dinnerware.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

DJ Useo replied:
   He came from Melmac! Quite a funny name to me. I like this show more now than when it came out.

MAM   wrote:
   Melmac ~ ALF (Alien Life Form) is an alien from the planet Melmac who follows an amateur radio signal to Earth and crash-lands into the garage of the Tanners.

Lois Of Uranus said:
   Alf was from Melmac
  A planet made of plastic
  But we're catching up

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Deborah took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

mj took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  June 20 Birthdays - Celebrities Born June 20 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

'Why not Texit?': Texas nationalists look to the Brexit vote for inspiration | US news | The Guardian

Why are we hooked on films about mass destruction? | Film | The Guardian

Talking about Donald Trump's hair could get you sued

30 Years after Basketball Star Len Bias' Death, Its Drug War Impact Endures - NBC News

Holy Crap…The Trees on Your Block Are Worth HOW Much Money?! | Mother Jones

The Gulf of Mexico Is About to Experience a "Dead Zone" the Size of Connecticut | Mother Jones

Trump's lies aren't unique to America: Post-truth politics are killing democracies on both sides of the Atlantic

Big men on campus: The Koch brothers' university donations are a veiled political weapon -

Send in the abortion drones: We could use this Irish pro-choice tech protest here in the U.S., too -

Solve mass shootings with Thoughts & Prayers: The Game.

Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas is the only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find

Trump heading to UK this week. Heh.
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Trumps Of The World

To Prevent Sexual Violence In Conflict, We Have To Understand It First

Disney's liability, prior knowledge questioned

Thanks, Michelle!



Reader Comment

Re: Tie a Yellow Ribbon

To answer about the origins of that vomit inducing glurgical song, who better to explain than the composer?

Per Wikpedia
   This is "NOT" the story of a convict who had told his love to tie a ribbon book to a tree outside of town. I know because I wrote the song one morning in 15 minutes with the late lyrical genius Irwin Levine. The genesis of this idea came from the age old folk tale about a Union prisoner of war--who sent a letter to his girl that he was coming home from a confederate POW camp in Georgia.... Anything about a criminal is pure fantasy....
        -?L. Russell Brown

Speaking of horrible glurge from that era, another vomit inducing number was Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks. Have to admit though, this version by Black Box Recorder is pretty cool! Not to mention beautifully haunting.

Dave in Tucson

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Reader Comment

anti-Hillary bullshit??

Why are you posting all the anti-Hillary bullshit??

    "What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." - John Ruskin -

That's a fair question, Doug.

For starters, I try not to censor the trivia responses. Not saying I haven't, but, so far, it's only been for gratuitous sex-stuff.

Several regular readers are firmly in the Bernie camp, and, at this point, I consider it venting.

Me, I like Bernie, but having waited my whole life for a viable woman candidate, I'll vote with my reproductive system, and am firmly in the Hillary camp.

I don't need any proselytizing on the issue, and figure so long as no one is humping Trump, I'm cool with it.

If you, or anyone else, would like to see more Hillary-based content, send it to me - I'm more than open to it.

But with a couple of jobs, an ungodly commute, quirky equipment, and all too often a lack of sleep, finding time to do 'extra' stuff is damn near impossible.

FWIW, haven't missed a day in nearly 5 years.




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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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Stinkin' hot with a major invasion of ants in the kitchen.

Tonight, Monday:

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 FRESH Stephen Colbert are Alexander Skarsgard, Natasha Leggero, and Ziggy Marley.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Queen Latifah, Laverne Cox, Nastasya Generalova, and Selena Gomez.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Blake Lively, Luke Wilson, Mumford & Sons, and Baaba Maal.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Daniel Radcliffe, Billy Eichner, Band of Skulls, and Ray Luzier.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/19/16) are Dominic Cooper, Radical Face, and Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH 'Mistresses'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Jeff Bridges and Garbage.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Reign', followed by a FRESH 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a RERUN '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'.

A&E has all old 'The First 48' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows', followed by a FRESH 'TURN: Washington's Spies'.

BBC  -   
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 24-We'll Always Have Paris
 [2:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 5
 [3:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 6
 [4:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 7
 [5:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 19 - Episode 1
 [6:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 1
 [7:30PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 3
 [9:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 4
 [10:30PM]    EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 4
 [11:00PM]    CARS OF THE PEOPLE - SEASON 2 - Episode 2
 [12:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 4
 [1:30AM]    EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 4
 [3:30AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 1
 [5:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 5    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Southern Charm', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Odd Mom Out', and another 'Odd Mom Out'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 3 hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH 'Trip Tank', and 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show are Rep. Jim Himes and Jack Garratt.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Tom Papa.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Dave Hill, Mary Holland, and Joe Randazzo.

FX has the movie 'Non-Stop', followed by the movie 'Lone Survivor', then the movie 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'.

History has 'Barbarians Rising', followed by a FRESH 'Barbarians Rising'.

IFC  -   
 [10:30AM]    1408
 [2:45PM]    THE SHINING
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kiss of Death
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Serenade
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Moves On
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Crap!
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Fired Up
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Cat Fight Club
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Moon Over Point Place
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Reefer Madness
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Sees Red
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Father
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kiss of Death
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kelso's Serenade
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Moves On
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Crap!
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Fired Up
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Cat Fight Club
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Moon Over Point Place
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Reefer Madness
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Sees Red

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Joe Kidd
 [8:00AM]    Little Miss Sunshine
 [10:15AM]    Love Actually
 [1:15PM]    Indecent Proposal
 [3:45PM]    21
 [6:30PM]    Groundhog Day
 [9:00PM]    Cocktail
 [11:00PM]    Flashdance
 [1:00AM]    Indecent Proposal
 [3:30AM]    Groundhog Day    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull', followed by a FRESH '12 Monkeys', then the movie 'Warm Bodies', followed by a FRESH 'Hunters'.

Check out a FRESH Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Kumail Nanjiani, Miesha Tate, and Doug Smith.

TCM spends the daylight hours celebrating Errol Flynn, who was born on this day in 1909.
 [6:00 AM]      Rocky Mountain (1950)
 [7:30 AM]      The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
 [9:00 AM]      Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
 [11:00 AM]      San Antonio (1945)
 [1:00 PM]      They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
 [3:30 PM]      The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
 [5:30 PM]      Captain Blood (1935)
 [7:30 PM]      Cruise of the Zaca (1952)

 [8:00 PM]      Min and Bill (1930)
 [9:15 PM]      Reducing (1931)
 [10:45 PM]      Politics (1931)
 [12:15 AM]      One Romantic Night (1930)
 [1:45 AM]      Anna And The King Of Siam (1946)
 [4:00 AM]      All This, and Heaven Too (1940)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Tuesday   -  06/21/16

 [6:30 AM]      The Las Vegas Story (1952)
 [8:00 AM]      Underwater! (1955)
 [9:45 AM]      Young Widow (1946)
 [11:30 AM]      Macao (1952)
 [1:00 PM]      Montana Belle (1952)
 [2:30 PM]      The Outlaw (1943)
 [4:30 PM]      Double Dynamite (1951)
 [6:00 PM]      The French Line (1954)
 [8:00 PM]      Song of the Islands (1942)
 [9:30 PM]      You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
 [11:15 PM]      Lifeboat (1944)
 [1:00 AM]      Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)
 [3:15 AM]      Five Easy Pieces (1970)
 [5:00 AM]      Shoot The Piano Player (1960)     [AKA: 'Shoot the Pianist']    (ALL TIMES EDT)

TNT has a FRESH 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by a FRESH 'Major Crimes'.

USA has a FRESH 'Mr. Robot'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from March 18, 1987) - Alan Thicke, Rebeca Arthur, and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

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British designer Vivienne Westwood appears on the catwalk at the end of the Spring/Summer 2017 Men's Collection of British fashion label Vivienne Westwood at the end of the presentation of her men's Spring-Summer 2016-2017 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy.


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A Photographer's Forgotten Muse on the French Riviera | Messy Nessy Chic


Withholding Funds And Free MacBooks


Back in February, Donald Trump called on his Twitter followers to boycott Apple, because they wouldn't unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Now Apple is returning the favor, declining to provide funding to the Republican National Convention in July.

According to Politico, the tech company will not be "donating technology or cash to the effort." This is quite a break from protocol when it comes to Silicon Valley companies and their political spending, which is usually bipartisan. As Politico explains:

While Apple isn't the most active political player in the nation's capital, the tech giant previously has backed both parties' conventions. It provided about $140,000 in MacBooks and other tech tools to the Democratic and Republican events in 2008, according to campaign finance records. Apple sat out the nominating conventions in 2012, the year Democrats opted against accepting corporate contributions.

Apple hasn't commented publicly on why exactly they're not providing financial support to the GOP convention. They haven't announced if they're supporting the DNC this year or not, either. But they have told Republican leaders privately that they're withdrawing their support because of Trump and his comments on "women, immigrants and minorities." Trump's camp hasn't commented publicly either, but the GOP convention host committee has provided this terse statement: "We are working with a variety of major tech partners who are focused on being part of the American political process." This apparently includes Facebook, Google and Microsoft, though we're still a month away from the convention. Trump could say something between them that gets those sponsors to pull out as well.



US singer Iggy Pop performs on stage at the music festival "Rock the Ring" in Hinwil, Switzerland, 19 june 2016.


Evolution of Horror Movie Poster Designs: 1922 - 2009 - Hongkiat


Teen Hacks Websites, Gets Thanked


High school student David Dworken spent 10 to 15 hours between classes on his laptop, hacking U.S. Defense Department websites.

Instead of getting into trouble, the 18-year-old who graduated this week was one of two people praised by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Friday for finding vulnerabilities before U.S. adversaries did.

More than 1,400 participants took part in a pilot project launched this year, and found 138 valid reports of vulnerabilities, the Pentagon said. The project invited hackers to test the cyber security of some public Defense Department websites.

The pilot project was limited to public websites and the hackers did not have access to highly sensitive areas.

The Pentagon said it paid a total of about $75,000 to the successful hackers, in amounts ranging from $100 to $15,000.



Newhead News


Restoration Of Frigate

La Belle

Archeologists have finished restoring the partial remains of a frigate that was carrying French colonists to the New World when it sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago.

The restored remains of the La Belle's hull will be put on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas A&M University said in a statement sent Friday to The Associated Press.

"When excavated, the archaeological site was found full of merchandise - everything requisite to form a colony and establish trade - knives, axe heads, pottery, tiny glass beads, bottles and brass pins," Peter Fix, Texas A&M's watercraft conservator, said in the news release. "Personal items including clothing, combs, and even a signet ring were found, and also weaponry such as long guns, lead shot, sword parts and three bronze cannons."

The 54-foot-long oak frigate sunk in 1686 during an expedition led by famed Mississippi River explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle. Faulty maps led the colonists to miss their intended destination, the Mississippi River delta, and arrive more than 400 miles away along the Texas coast.

The La Belle's sinking is blamed for dooming France's further exploration of what would become Texas and the American Southwest. But La Salle's short-lived Fort St. Louis near the shipwreck site in Matagorda Bay, about 100 miles southwest of present-day Houston, also convinced Spain to boost its presence in the region to ward off a feared French territorial expansion.

La Belle


A man dressed as French actor and comic, Michel Colucci, called "Coluche", poses by a stelle erected to his memory on the road where thirty years ago on June 19 1986 he died in a motorcycle accident, in Opio, France, June 19, 2016.
Photo by Eric Gaillard.


The Polyamorous Christian Socialist Utopia That Made Silverware for Proper Americans | Collectors Weekly


New Mexico Dispute

Hatch Chile

A federal appeals court has sided with a green chile growers group in southern New Mexico's Hatch Valley in a dispute over what food can be labeled with the renowned Hatch name.

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Hatch Chile Association and allied Albuquerque food distributor El Encanto in their efforts to subpoena records that may indicate whether a rival's products contain purely Hatch-grown chile as marketing suggests.

The subpoenas could influence the outcome of a related dispute before a federal trademark board over efforts by the Hatch Chile Co. to trademark the term "Hatch" for its exclusive use.

The written court decision pays tribute to the winding desert Hatch Valley for "producing some of the world's finest chile peppers," venturing that the area "may be to chiles what Napa is to grapes."

Reversing a district court ruling, a three-judge panel noted Hatch Chile Co. initially said it did not know where its chiles came from, and directed questions to supplier Mizkan Americas, the owner of Border Foods and its southern New Mexico chile processing plants.

Hatch Chile


Digby's Hullabaloo


Drops In US

Gun Ownership

Gun ownership has decreased among all age, race and gender groups since 1973. At its peak in that time frame, in 1977, 50.4 percent of households had guns. By 2014, just 31 percent of households did.

The drop was most pronounced among younger Americans. Among 18- to 25-year-olds, the ownership rate fell from 45 percent to 13 percent.

Black gun ownership has dropped 75 percent since 1973; white gun ownership has decreased 48 percent.

In 2014, about one-fourth of whites, 26 percent, owned a gun. Among blacks, the rate was 10 percent.

Gun owners are more likely to vote. In 2004, 31 percent of gun owners said they voted, versus 17 percent of those without guns. In 2008, 23 percent of gun owners reported voting, compared with 17 percent of non-gun owners. In 2012, it was 25 percent versus 19 percent.

Gun Ownership


A reveller participates in Regenbogenparade gay pride parade in Vienna, Austria, June 18, 2016.
Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader


Kite Aerial Photography: Seeing the World from New Heights ~ Kuriositas


Bribery Exception


A Montana legislator can stay in office after a jury found he took illegal corporate contributions from an anti-union organization during his 2010 primary election campaign, a judge ruled Friday.

Instead, Republican Rep. Art Wittich of Bozeman was ordered to pay a $68,232 fine, plus court costs, for a total between $80,000 and $90,000.

District Judge Ray Dayton stressed that he is only imposing the will of the Legislature through its laws and that he must be cautious with any discretion he has in interpreting the statute.

Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl's request that Wittich be ousted and not allowed to run again until he files a campaign report acknowledging he accepted illegal contributions goes against the Legislature's intent, Dayton said.

Montana law prohibits candidates from accepting contributions from corporations, and candidates must report all in-kind contributions they receive.



Participants perform yoga during full dress rehearsal ahead of World Yoga Day in Chandigarh, India, June 19, 2016.
Photo by Ajay Verma


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"Friends of the Parks"

Lucas Museum

A group suing to block construction of "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas' museum on Chicago's lakefront is willing to negotiate a settlement to allow the project to proceed, but only under several conditions.

Friends of the Parks released a memo outlining stipulations under which it would settle its lawsuit, including a legally-binding promise from the city to protect the lakefront from development for the next century. The memo says the group also wants 5 percent of the museum's revenues allocated to a parks fund for improvements in areas lacking funding, The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday ( ).

Friends of the Park Executive Director Juanita Irizarry sent the memo to group members Thursday, responding to some in her organization who want to be more flexible to the Lucas project. The group wants to discuss the conditions outlined in the memo with the mayor's office.

Lucas wants the museum, which would showcase his art collection, on Lake Michigan's shores near downtown Chicago. The museum's construction was scheduled to begin this spring, but the group's lawsuit contending the 300,000-square-foot project violates laws restricting the area's development put construction on hold.

Last month, the city of Chicago asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the lawsuit. A ruling is pending.

Lucas Museum


A Zeppelin airship by the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht is reflected in a puddle at the airport in Peenemuende, Germany, June 19, 2016, where it is prepared for an expedition over the sea. the 75-metre-long airship in the service of the Helmholtz Center for Material and Shoreline Research will start an expedition called 'Uhrwerk Ozean' (lit. clockwork ocean) to monitor ocean swirls and to gather data on alterations in the oceans' food chains. The airship is equipped with several high resolution cameras able to detect tiniest changes in color and temperature of the water.
Photo by Jens Buettner


Georg Bartisch's Ophthalmodouleia (1583) | The Public Domain Review



Courts Anti-Gay Pastor

In the days following a mass shooting which killed at least 50 people, including the gunman, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R-Grifter) has attempted to get the LGBTQ community in his corner by suggesting his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton can't protect them against Islamic extremists.

But that didn't stop him from courting the favor of Pastor Robert Jeffress of Dallas, Texas, an anti-gay, religious-right leader who the candidate welcomed onstage at a rally in the city on Thursday.

It's not the first time Trump and Jeffress have teamed up on the campaign trail, but the embrace of the pastor suggests Trump is more concerned with consolidating his support among Evangelical voters than convincing LGBTQ people he will be a reliable ally.

As the Advocate notes, Jeffress has a long public record of statements bashing homosexuality as a "perversion" comparable to "bestiality, uh, incest or pedophilia." In a 2012 sermon, Jeffress warned his congregation "homosexual marriage" and other liberal social ideas might cause the almighty to smite the U.S., adding "there is absolutely no amount of armaments we could require to protect ourselves against the judgment of almighty God." In 2015, the Christian Post reported Jeffress claimed protecting LGBTQ people against discrimination by Christian business owners could "pave the way for that future world dictator, the Antichrist, to persecute and martyr Christians without any repercussions whatsoever."



In this Saturday, June 18, 2016, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, artist Robert Pantaleo's metal sculpture of a mako shark, filled with palm fronds, burns on the beach at the Guy Harvey Outpost Islander Resort in Islamorada, Fla. The bonfire was a facet of the Blazing Mako Festival in the Florida Keys featuring a fishing tournament as well as artist and marine conservation exhibits. Activities conclude Sunday, June 19.
Photo by Ron Modra


The Colored Pebbles of Lake McDonald | Amusing Planet


Weekend Box Office

'Finding Dory'

The forgetful blue fish of "Finding Dory" is box office gold.

The Pixar sequel far surpassed its already ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million in North American theaters, making it the highest-grossing animated debut of all time, not adjusting for inflation, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

The Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson buddy comedy "Central Intelligence" also had a relatively muscular weekend, with a better-than-expected $34.5 million, putting it in second place.

In third place, the James Wan horror pic "The Conjuring 2" fell 62 percent in its second weekend in theaters, earning $15.6 million and bringing its domestic total to $71.7 million.

Rounding out the top five were "Now You See Me 2," with $9.7 million, and "Warcraft," with $6.5 million.

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."Finding Dory," $136.2 million ($50 million international).
    2."Central Intelligence," $34.5 million ($6.8 million international).
    3."The Conjuring 2," $15.6 million ($41.9 million international).
    4."Now You See Me 2," $9.7 million ($15.8 million international).
    5."Warcraft," $6.5 million ($17.7 million international).
    6."X-Men: Apocalypse," $5.2 million ($12.8 million international).
    7."Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," $5.2 million ($10.5 million international).
    8."Me Before You," $4.2 million ($13.5 million international).
    9."Alice Through the Looking Glass," $3.6 million ($8 million international).
   10."Captain America: Civil War," $2.3 million.

'Finding Dory'


10 Bizarre But Chilling Encounters With Black-Eyed Children - Listverse



In Memory

Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin, a 27-year-old actor best known for playing the character Chekov in two "Star Trek" movies, was killed early on Sunday when his car rolled and pinned him against a wall in his driveway, police said.

Yelchen was due at a rehearsal and when he did not show up, friends went to his house and found him dead, Houser said. No foul play was suspected but the accident is under investigation.

The actor was best known as playing Chekov in the Star Trek movie series, including 2009's "Star Trek," 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness" and the upcoming "Star Trek Beyond," set to open on July 22.

Yelchin was born in Russia, the son of two figure skaters, and emigrated to the United States as an infant.

He has appeared in numerous films and was in the TV series "Huff."

Early in his film career as a teenager, Yelchin gained wide attention when he appeared with Anthony Hopkins in film "Hearts in Atlantis" in 2001 and with Robin Williams in the "House of D" in 2004.

Yelchin played Jacob Clarke in the Steven Spielberg miniseries "Taken" and also appeared in the films "Terminator Salvation," "Charlie Bartlett," "Fright Night," "Like Crazy," and "Only Lovers Left Alive" between 2007 and 2013.

Anton Yelchin



Stallions fight for leadership of the herd in Aschau in the Austrian province of Tyrol, June 19, 2016. Establishment of a stable hierarchical system or is important to reduce aggression and increase group cohesion.
Photo by Kerstin Joensson



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