Elizabeth Day: "Jennifer Saunders: 'It's still easier for a gang of boys to get a TV show'" (The Guardian)
… she hates being asked for selfies. "It's just a nightmare. Like, in an airport. You've got off a plane after 10 hours, looking like shite, and someone goes, 'Can I have a picture?' And you go, 'Actually no, you can't, sorry.' And they look at you like you're the most disgusting thing in the world: how dare you say I can't have a picture? And then you go, 'I don't want to have a picture with you. I don't know you. And you're going to have a picture of me looking shite on your phone. I don't want that. Why is that so hard to understand?'"
Andy Hermann: You Still Can't Copyright a Riff - and That's a Good Thing (LA Weekly)
So not only is it virtually impossible to prove who originally invented The Riff - it's also difficult, when you see The Riff broken down into its component parts, to care. Once power chords entered the lexicon of the electric guitar, The Riff became as inevitable as the 1-4-5 chord structures of the blues, or the drum patterns of rock. It's practically built into the guitar's very architecture, the way the instrument invites the player's fingers to move up and down the frets.
A child prodigy, this American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist has received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. What is his stage name?
The Music from Peter Gunn is a 1959 album by Henry Mancini, RCA Victor LPM/LSP-1956, the soundtrack of the TV series Peter Gunn. It was the first album ever to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1959.
In his autobiography Did They Mention the Music? Mancini stated: "The "Peter Gunn" title theme actually derives more from rock and roll than from jazz. I used guitar and piano in unison, playing what is known in music as an ostinato, which means obstinate. It was sustained throughout the piece, giving it a sinister effect, with some frightened saxophone sounds and some shouting brass. The piece has one chord throughout and a super-simple top line."
The Music from Peter Gunn was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to theNational Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Alan J was first and correct with:
The Music from Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini.
Henry Mancini's 'The Music From Peter Gunn'.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
The Music from Peter Gunn by Henry Mancini
The Music from Peter Gunn
A little late today; we rode with a friend up to Davis for brunch. The ride back was downright toasty.
The first record to win the Grammy for Album of the Year was Frank Sinatra, "Come Dance with Me."
Hope you aren't sweltering, Marty.
I'll take a wild stab at it and say
Album of the Year 1959 ~ Henry Mancini for 'The Music from Peter Gunn'.
Lois Of The Lugers answered:
Way back in 1959 I was an adorable toddler with no concept of double entendres, but looking back with the hindsight of over fifty years of cultivating a filthy mind, it is quite obvious that the show about the "Private Dick" named "Peter Gunn" is absolutely spurting out phallic references. What I don't understand is HOW it got past the "censors".
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'Mom', followed by a RERUN'2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'BrainDead'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Kevin Love, Jenny Slate, and Dierks Bentley.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 5/5/16) are Sharon Stone, Sebastian Stan, Zach Woods, and Jamie Lawson.
NBC begins the night with FRESH'2016 US Summer Olympic Trials', followed by a FRESH'American Ninja Warrior'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 5/3/16) are Chris Evans, Marc Maron, "Little Big Shots", and Lecrae.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 5/16/16) are Connie Britton, Natasha Leggero, Marcus Samuelsson, and Allison Miller.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/23/16) are Danica Patrick, the Bots, and All Them Witches.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH'Mistresses'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Eric Stonestreet, Nia Long, and AlunaGeorge.
The CW fills the night with all 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'.
AMC offers the movie 'Gladiator', followed by a FRESH'TURN: Washington's Spies'.
[6:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Summer
[7:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Coral Seas
[8:00AM] PLANET EARTH: THE BLUE PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Tidal Seas
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 30-Revisited: La Galleria 33, Olde Hitching Post, Prohibition Gastropub
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-The Greek at the Harbor
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Contagion
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 12-The Royale
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 13-Time Squared
[2:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 20 - Episode 3
[3:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 20 - Episode 4
[4:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 20 - Episode 5
[5:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 20 - Episode 6
[6:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 3
[7:30PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 4
[9:00PM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
[10:30PM] EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
[11:00PM] CARS OF THE PEOPLE - SEASON 2 - Episode 3
[11:00PM] CARS OF THE PEOPLE - SEASON 2 - Episode 3
[12:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 4
[1:30AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
[3:00AM] EXTRA GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
[3:30AM] TOP GEAR- SEASON 22 - Episode 3
[5:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 5 - Episode 2 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has a FRESH'OC Social', 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'.
FX has the movie 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted', followed by the movie 'Turbo'.
History has 'Barbarians Rising', followed by a FRESH'Barbarians Rising'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Fred Armisen
[6:15AM] MARON-Dave's TV Show
[9:30AM] SALEM'S LOT
[11:45AM] SALEM'S LOT
[2:00PM] SALEM'S LOT
[4:00PM] SALEM'S LOT
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Radio Daze
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Panties
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Romantic Weekend
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Trials of Michael Kelso
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Naughty No-No
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Craps!
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Dates Donna
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Drunken Tattoo
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Canadian Road Trip
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Radio Daze
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Panties
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Romantic Weekend
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Trials of Michael Kelso
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Naughty No-No
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Craps!
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Dates Donna
[3:00AM] THE MIST
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Ellie Kemper (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] All Is Lost
[8:30AM] Cinderella Man
[2:30PM] Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
[5:30PM] High Plains Drifter
[8:00PM] The Outlaw Josey Wales
[11:00PM] High Plains Drifter
[1:30AM] The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
[4:00AM] Badlands (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Lone Ranger', followed by a FRESH'12 Monkeys', then the movie 'Freddy Vs. Jason'.
A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance - to the consternation of law enforcement.
The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, a city of 13,000, last year became the nation's first library to use Tor, software that masks the location and identity of internet users, in a pilot project initiated by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Library Freedom Project. Users the world over can - and do - have their searches randomly routed through the library.
Computers that have Tor loaded on them bounce internet searches through a random pathway, or series of relays, of other computers equipped with Tor. This network of virtual tunnels masks the location and internet protocol address of the person doing the search.
In a feature that makes Kilton unique among U.S. libraries, it also has a computer with a Tor exit relay, which delivers the internet query to the destination site and becomes identified as the last-known source of the query.
Alison Macrina, founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, said her organization chose Kilton for its pilot project because it had embraced other privacy-enhancing software the project recommended and because she knew the library had the know-how take it to the complicated exit-relay stage.
It's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds.
In 2014, the last year in which statewide elections were widespread across the country, only 29 cents of every $1 of independent political spending could be tracked easily to its original individual donor, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. The center found that dark money and what it calls "gray" money are rising even faster in state elections than in federal races.
In places where the costs of elections can be cheaper because word is distributed by direct mail rather than television ads, the spending can have a larger impact.
Dark money comes from nonprofit advocacy groups that spend on political purposes but are not subject to campaign finance disclosures. Its rise is one of the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, which removed caps on how much corporations, unions and interest groups can spend on advocacy communications that do not specifically call for the election or defeat of candidates.
That category of spending grew from less than $600,000 in 2006 to nearly $22 million in 2014 in the states the study evaluated.
North Dakota spent $491,016 in legal costs defending an ill-fated law passed by the state's Republican-led Legislature three years ago that attempted to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, records obtained by The Associated Press show.
The sum was finalized this week and includes billing by state-contracted attorneys and expert witnesses, as well as a $245,000 settlement paid in April to lawyers representing the state's lone abortion clinic in Fargo. The figure does not include staff time dedicated from the state Attorney General's office.
House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo and his Republican Senate counterpart, Rich Wardner of Dickinson, defended the final tally on Friday.
"It was worth every cent for those of us who believe in life," Wardner said of the law, which never took effect but would have banned abortions as early as six weeks of pregnancy - before some women know they are pregnant.
Senate Democratic Minority Leader Mac Schneider of Grand Forks called money spent defending the state's abortion measures "a colossal backfire at the height of fiscal irresponsibility."
Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees that left cavities behind as they decayed over the years, researchers have found.
Fungi on the covered trees formed a sort of cement that allowed the sand to keep its hollowed out shape as the wood decayed and collapsed inward, leaving holes more than 10 feet (3 meters) deep in the dune known as Mount Baldy at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, according to a study published in December by Erin Argyilan, who heads Indiana University Northwest's department of geosciences. She said the phenomenon likely explains similar holes found in migrating dunes in Oregon and Michigan.
Although she determined the holes to be more of a nuisance than a hazard, Argyilan said they could present an unseen geological hazard in heavily visited natural places like Mount Baldy. The popular dune has been closed except for small ranger-led tours since the July 2013 rescue of the Illinois boy, who was trapped under sand for more than three hours.
The question facing the National Park Service is whether to keep Mount Baldy closed to the unsupervised public or to find a way to safely reopen it, at least partially.
A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal for the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, which commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots, in Ahmedabad, India, June 26, 2016.
Photo by Amit Dav
Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at boosting transit revenues and global trade.
On Sunday, a VIP ceremony will be held on the banks of the canal to inaugurate the completion of the works.
President Juan Carlos Varela will unveil the new locks and third shipping lane built into the 102-year-old canal. Foreign dignitaries, including the presidents of Taiwan, Chile and other Central American nations, will be present at the ceremony.
A Chinese-owned Neopanamax-class cargo ship will be the first vessel to officially test the new infrastructure, entering from the Atlantic and exiting into the Pacific a few hours later.
The expansion work began in 2007 and was meant to have been completed in 2014, but it ran well past deadline, and over budget.
An inflatable Donald Trump balloon featuring him holding a KKK robe, called "Trumpzilla" from Revolution LA stands during the "Politicon" convention in Pasadena, California, U.S. June 25, 2016.
Photo by Patrick T. Fallon
The "Finding Dory" tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence," as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters.
In its second week, "Finding Dory" easily remained on top with an estimated $73.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the $41.6 million opening of "Resurgence," which debuted well off the pace of its 1996 original. The first "Independence Day" opened with $50.2 million, or about $77 million in inflation-adjusted dollars.
Of the week's other debuts, the Blake Lively shark thriller "The Shallows" rode a wave of good reviews to a better-than-expected $16.7 million for Sony. Matthew McConaughey's Civil War drama "Free State of Jones," however, disappointed with just $7.7 million for the upstart studio STX Entertainment.
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. "Finding Dory," $73.2 million ($37 million).
2. "Independence Day: Resurgence," $41.6 million ($102 million international).
3. "Central Intelligence," $18.4 million ($4.7 million international).
4. "The Shallows," $16.7 million.
5. "Free State of Jones," $7.8 million.
6. "The Conjuring 2," $7.7 million ($21 million international).
7. "Now You See Me 2," $5.7 million ($50.9 million international).
8. "X-Men: Apocalypse," $2.5 million ($3.6 million international).
9. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," $2.4 million ($3.6 million international).
10. "Warcraft," $2.1 million ($9.4 million international).
A bird sings sitting in grass meadow near the village of Lyubcha, about 120 km ( 75 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, June 25, 2016. A heat wave hit the Belarus with temperatures going higher than 30C (86 F).
Photo by Sergei Grits
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