BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 20 July, 2015


20 July, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1391 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Day 1: In a few hours, I will fly to London to be a small part of a "30-Day Happening" called Station to Station. Alan Vega and Martin Rev, the sonic-art confrontationalist duo known as Suicide, are performing and want me to do a song with them.

Catherine Bennett: "Modern tribes: the standing evangelist" (Guardian)
'Once you realise what excessive sitting does to you, offering me a chair is basically like asking me to have a cigarette.'

Sarah Banks, as told to Kate Hilpern: "Experience: I was paralysed by a rugby ball" (Guardian)
'Two or three boys were swinging or kicking a bag with a rugby ball inside, and let go by accident. The ball flew through the air and hit me on my forehead.'

Alison Flood: Superheroes a 'cultural catastrophe', says comics guru Alan Moore (Guardian)
Watchmen author tells interviewer that they have become a dangerous distraction, and that he plans to withdraw from public life.

Robert Evans, Lily Cade: 6 Things You Learn As A Lesbian Porn Star (Cracked)
Everybody knows that Cracked is made up of the world's foremost dick experts. But lately, we've been branching out into other genitalia -- that's why we've become a lot of people's go-to source for looks inside the lives of sex workers . …. This year, we sat down with lesbian porn star Lily Cade to learn about working the same field with a different type of plow.

Who Was the Greatest Wizard: Gandalf, Merlin, or Dumbledore? (Slate)
I'm going to start with a literary, rather than a fanboy (Do you think the Thing could beat the Hulk?), approach to this. I'm also completely ignoring TV and movies and sticking to written sources.

Rebecca Schuman: "That 'Volunteer Professor' Ad" (Slate)
What a sweet program for Mormon retirees tells us about the state of the adjunct universe.

Scott Burns: "Your Social Security 'Money's Worth'" (AssetBuilder)
How can you get your money's worth out of all that you pay into Social Security?

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

David Bruce's Smashwords Page

David Bruce's Blog

David Bruce's Lulu Storefront

David Bruce's Apple iBookstore

David Bruce has over 80 Kindle books on



Trivia Question of the Day

All major north-south Interstate Highways in the United States end in what number?


Send your answer to Marty

Trivia Question from Yesterday

Henry VIII of England had six wives. Which of his six queens consort outlived him and the rest of his wives?

      Anne of Cleves                                                      Source

The wives of Henry VIII were the six queens consort wedded to Henry VIII of England between 1509 and 1547.

The six women to hold the title "queen consort" of King Henry VIII were, in chronological order:

    Catherine of Aragon (divorced, died while detained under guard at Kimbolton Castle, mother of Mary I)
    Anne Boleyn (divorced and later executed, mother of Elizabeth I)
    Jane Seymour (died days after giving birth to Edward VI, believed to be caused by birth complications)
    Anne of Cleves (divorced, outlived the rest of the wives)
    Catherine Howard (divorced and later executed)
    Catherine Parr (widowed)

Henry's first marriage lasted nearly 24 years, while the remaining five totaled less than 10 years combined.        Source

mj was first, and correct, with:
   Lucky number 4
  Anne of Cleves outlasted them all. Interestingly, as both claimed the marriage was never consummated, he didn't have to divorce her. The marriage was annulled. She was portrayed wonderfully by Elsa Lanchester opposite Charles Laughton's Henry VIII in the 30s era biopic. It was said that that couple's marriage was sort of convenient arrangement in part to disguise his homosexuality.

Alan J said:
   Anne of Cleves.

Deborah wrote:
   Catherine Parr outlived the old coot. He was a crazy king, having put to death over 300 people, including two of his Queens (Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard), divorced two other Queens (Catherine of Aragon and Ann of Cleves), and essentially invented the Church of England. He had help - Thomas Cromwell, a brilliant man who faithfully served the king, and ultimately was beheaded when Henry decided that Cromwell was a treasonous bastard.
  And we think we live in strange times.
  I envy you your rain. Currently we have clouds and humidity. Rain would be most welcome.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Anne of Cleves though Catherine Paar survived him as well.

Adam answered:
   Anne of Cleves.

DanD replied:
   Aaargh! Hep, Hex ... I'm going to have to stop drinking the cheap shaving lotion and go back to Brylcreem.
  Yeah, you think I'm going for NUMBER SIX now, don't you? Ah huh, descending order and all that ... oh, but you are so clever ~
  Anyway, now we have to use numerology. The first one was 8, and the next was one number away at 7. So now? Well, we will skip the next two number in honor of 8 and 7, to come up with 6. But since Henry had only six wives and not eight, we must adjust for that factor by choosing number four.
  Yes, that should be it, the overall survivor was wife number 4.
  'E's En-er-ee the eighth he was ...

Marian said:
   Anne of Cleaves

DJ Useo replied:
   I canna remember for the life of me. Of course, I'll remember after. Sigh.

MAM   wrote:
   Anne of Cleves 1515 - 1557

Joe S     answered:
   First let me state, I'm a history major so just assume I'm right. Actually nothing disinterests me more than English royalty, historical or contemporary. I just don't care. That being said the answer is Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII. As if anyone cares. I don't.
  I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

Lactose Intolerant Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

Randall took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

Sally is retired, but paying attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  July 20 Birthdays - Celebrities Born July 20 | Famous Birthdays



Middle Class Political Economist

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



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Word from the wild: El Niño's coming - SFGate

Timbuktu mausoleums in Mali rebuilt after destruction - BBC News

Africa's love affair with tea -

Bleaching Poses a Threat to Hawaii's Coral Reefs, Scientists Say - NBC News

Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea : Code Switch : NPR

Why My Mom Didn't Say 'I Love You' For 11 Years : Goats and Soda : NPR

Everyone Is a "Trainwreck" - The New Yorker

Prison reform should begin with refusing to jail for drug possession

Thanks, Michelle!



From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'

"The Problem With Young People Today"

(Crabby Old Fart)



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




Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music


In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Hot and humid, some rain, hot and humid, more rain. Still hot. Still humid.

First time a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim California Angels had a game rained out in July.

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 'NCIS: The Third One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Christina Hendricks, Laverne Cox, and Cody Simpson.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Giorgio Moroder.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Ryan Seacrest, Chris Gethard, and David Lovering.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/16/15) are Chris Hayes, Holy Wave, and Helen Hong.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Bachelorette', followed by a FRESH 'The Whispers'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Charlize Theron, Nat Wolff, and Tori Kelly.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by a FRESH 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a FRESH 'Cedric's Barber Battle'.

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 all old 'The First 48' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'American Gangster', followed by a FRESH 'The Making Of The Mob: New York'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 27 - Hawes
 [7:00AM]    Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 28 - Cripps
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 3 - Momma Cherri's
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 6 - Cafe Tavolini
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 12 - The Pandorica Opens
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 13 - The Big Bang
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 11 - The Hunted
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 12 - The High Ground
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 1
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 2
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 3
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 4
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear: At the Movies
 [7:30PM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 8
 [9:00PM]    Top Gear: Best Of 14-15-Episode 1
 [10:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 6
 [11:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 1
 [12:00AM]    Top Gear: Best Of 14-15 - Episode 1
 [1:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 3
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 4
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 5
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 6
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 6    (ALL TIMES EST)

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

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Paul Rudd.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Riki Lindhome, Jason Ritter, and Michael Ian Black.

FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by the movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.

History has 2½ hours of old 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire'.

IFC  -   
 [7:30AM]    SAW V
 [9:30AM]    SAW VI
 [11:30AM]    SAW IV
 [1:30PM]    SAW V
 [3:30PM]    SAW VI
 [5:30PM]    GREEN ZONE
 [10:45PM]    GREEN ZONE

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Make-up
 [6:15AM]    Damsels in Distress
 [8:30AM]    Little Shop of Horrors
 [10:30AM]    Peggy Sue Got Married
 [12:45PM]    Kramer vs. Kramer
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Scoundrels
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-House Counsel
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Guardian
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Expert
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Castoff
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Grief
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Faccia a Faccia
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Divorce
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Carrier
 [12:00AM]    Rectify-Episode 2
 [1:00AM]    Deutschland 83-Cold Fire
 [2:00AM]    Law & Order-Stalker
 [3:00AM]    The Name of the Rose
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Street Eats    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie '3-Headed Shark Attack', followed by the movie 'Zombie Shark'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 3/5/15) are Adam Sandler, Jonathan Banks, and Broods.

TCM spends most of the night with Shirley Temple
 [6:00 AM]      The Green Promise (1949)
 [7:30 AM]      Never a Dull Moment (1950)
 [9:15 AM]      The Star (1952)
 [11:00 AM]      Bombers B-52 (1957)
 [1:00 PM]      A Cry in the Night (1956)
 [2:30 PM]      Cash McCall (1960)
 [4:15 PM]      Penelope (1966)
 [6:00 PM]      Brainstorm (1983)
 [8:00 PM]      Since You Went Away (1944)
 [11:15 PM]      I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
 [1:00 AM]      Honeymoon (1947)
 [2:30 AM]      That Hagen Girl (1947)
 [4:00 AM]      Kathleen (1941)

 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #8 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  07/21/15

 [6:00 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Bill Murray (2008)
 [6:30 AM]      Star Of Midnight (1935)
 [8:00 AM]      Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)
 [9:45 AM]      Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
 [12:00 PM]      High Tide at Noon (1957)
 [1:45 PM]      Two O'Clock Courage (1945)
 [3:00 PM]      3:10 To Yuma (1957)
 [4:45 PM]      The Devil At Four O'Clock (1961)
 [7:00 PM]      Hollywood Without Make-Up (1966)
 [8:00 PM]      Cover Girl (1944)
 [10:00 PM]      The Quiet Man (1952)
 [12:30 AM]      Scaramouche (1952)
 [2:30 AM]      Peeping Tom (1960)
 [4:30 AM]      Made In Paris (1966)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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

Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network


Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV

Al Jazeera

Any opinions?   Marty

Or reviews?   Marty

Support the e-page!

(See below for addresses)


Italian composer Ennio Morricone, left, and U.S. director Quentin Tarantino, 2nd right, listen during the Hollywood Night, the last concert of Prague Proms music festival in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, July 19, 2015. The artists met together in Prague to work on music for the latest Tarantino movie "The Hateful Eight".
Photo by Michal Kamaryt


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Dark Crystal: The Secrets of Swarovski | Atlas Obscura


What People Around the World

The Issue

Economic instability or ISIS? Cyber attacks or climate change? Tensions in Russia, territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, or nuclear warheads in Iran?

World leaders face plenty of tough challenges, but according to the results of a new Pew Research Center survey of more than 45,000 people in 40 countries, there's one issue that folks are more concerned about than any other: climate change.

Indeed, according to the survey results, people in 19 of the 40 countries told researchers they are "very concerned" about climate change, and they are more likely to be worried about the issue if they live in Asia, South America, or Africa.

Fears about ISIS came in second, with people in 14 out of 40 countries saying they're "very concerned" about the extremist group. Residents of North America, Europe, and Australia tended to rank ISIS as their biggest worry.

Global economic instability came in third, with five out of 40 countries putting that issue first.

The Issue


U.S. actor and director Edward James Olmos poses during a photocall after his arrival at the second Premios Platino Ibero-American Film Awards in Marbella, southern Spain, July 18, 2015.
Photo by Jon Nazca

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - Your Guide To The Gods


Surprise Show

Bruce Springsteen

Patrons of a Jersey shore bar had a night to remember when Bruce Springsteen gave a surprise show that lasted for nearly two hours.

The Boss performed 15 songs Saturday night at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, mixing in favorites that spanned his career. He concluded the show with "Light of Day," which he dedicated to the huge crowd of people watching from the sidewalk outside the venue because they couldn't get in to the packed bar.

Springsteen's appearance came during a show by Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, a band he has appeared with on numerous times over the years.

Springsteen has long been known for his "drop in" performances at various establishments in Asbury Park and other Jersey shore hotspots. But the 65-year-old rocker hasn't done as many surprise appearances in recent years, making the events more special for fans.

Bruce Springsteen


Newhead News


50th Anniversary

Newport Folk Festival

On the night of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan strode onto a stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar and gave the music world a shock.

Wearing a black leather jacket, the darling of the folk movement and singer of protest songs launched into a searing, distortion-filled, three-song electric set that brought boos from folk purists but thrilled others.

Fifty years later, it's considered one of the most important events in rock history, the high-voltage moment when Dylan broke away from folk and helped show fellow musicians the poetic possibilities of rock.

The Fender Stratocaster that Dylan played that night sold for nearly $1 million, the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. A new book out this month, "Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties," by Elijah Wald, takes a deep look at the event. And the three-day festival, which starts Friday, is marking the anniversary with a closing-night tribute to be performed by a still-secret lineup of artists.

Newport Folk Festival


U.S actress Amy Poehler arrives for the UK screening of Inside Out at a central London cinema, London, Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Photo by Jonathan Short


The Garden of the Monsters ~ Kuriositas


Takes On New Role


The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless miles of film are being eyed for medical marijuana and solar cells, while the private rail line now carries tomatoes alongside coal as photography pioneer Kodak, its bankruptcy behind it, embraces a new role: startup landlord.

The 127-year-old company had buildings and infrastructure to rival a small city when digital photography bumped its familiar yellow boxes from tourists' camera bags and took over much of Hollywood.

But rather than selling off its sprawling, 2-square-mile Kodak Park campus, the company has become landlord to 58 diverse companies - and counting - that have been courted with the promise of plentiful utilities, its own railroad and unique access to Kodak's specialty technical and industrial capabilities.

"There's tremendous value in being able to repurpose the assets that exist here," said Michael Alt, the retiring director of the renamed Eastman Business Park.

For example, tenant Natcore Technology Inc. can tap Kodak's film-coating capability in its development of solar cells, and LiDestri Food & Beverage uses Kodak's short-line railroad, which brings coal to the on-site power plant, to haul the tomatoes it processes into pasta sauces and salsa.



Wake-up Call


Arrested Again

Phil Rudd

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested again in New Zealand and was behind bars on Sunday night, his lawyer said.

Details of the charges were unclear and police refused to confirm the 61-year-old had been arrested, less than two weeks after he was sentenced to home detention after pleading guilty to threatening to kill and drugs charges.

However, his lawyer Craig Tuck told journalists Rudd would be appearing in court on Monday.

"All I can say is he has been arrested and will be appearing on Monday at 10am (Sunday at 2200 GMT) in the Tauranga District Court," Tuck said.

Phil Rudd


Actor Peter Dinklage attends the premiere of the movie "Pixels" in New York July 18, 2015.
Photo by Eduardo Munoz


Quote Investigator | Dedicated to tracing quotations


Japanese Firm Apologizes


A major Japanese corporation plans to offer a landmark apology Sunday for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor during World War II, nearly 70 years after the end of the war.

A senior executive of the Mitsubishi Materials corp. will offer the apology to former POWs - including 94-year-old James Murphy of Santa Maria, California - during a ceremony Sunday at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, an associate dean at the center whose primary focus in the past has been Holocaust education, said he believes the move is unprecedented.

"As far as I know, this is a piece of history," Cooper told The Associated Press recently. "It's the first time a major Japanese company has ever made such a gesture. We hope this will spur other companies to join in and do the same."



British musician Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters perform on stage during the Positivus music festival in Salacgriva, Latvia, July 19, 2015.
Photo by Ints Kalnins


Let There Be Light Bulbs: How Incandescents Became the Icons of Innovation | Collectors Weekly


Oil Wells With Temporary Seals

Gulf of Mexico

Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.

It is not clear how many incompletely sealed wells may have leaked - they generally are not monitored as carefully as active wells - but they contain fewer barriers to pent-up petroleum and rupture more easily. The threat to the environment increases with time.

In July 2010, during the BP oil spill, the AP reported that the Gulf was littered with more than 27,000 unused wells, including 14 percent left with just temporary seals.

The government allows wells to remain temporarily sealed when companies say they intend to reuse them. However, the rules let oil companies dodge either temporary or permanent sealing on active leases simply by filing plans to make use of the well eventually. Such wells are not considered idle. Other wells without any conceivable use must be plugged after five years, but temporary sealing is then acceptable until the lease expires. Some leases have lasted for almost 70 years.

Gulf of Mexico


US singer-songwriter Patti Smith performs at the Gurten music open air festival in Bern, Switzerland, 19 July 2015. The Gurtenfestival runs from 16 to 19 July.
Photo by Peter Klaunzer


10 More Unsolved Mysteries of the World - Listverse


Paupers' Cemetery Opens

Hart Island

It takes a mere 10 minutes by boat to navigate to New York City's Hart Island, one of the United States' largest paupers' cemetery.

But it took Rosalee Grable more than a year to reach the gravesite where her mother was buried on the uninhabited strip of land off the city's Bronx borough.

Grable, 64, was one of a few dozen mourners who for the first time walked across the barren island on Sunday. The trip marked the end of the long isolation of the site, where about 1 million people are buried.

For years, city rules confined mourners to a small memorial gazebo, furnished with a few benches and tucked away on an island's corner.

But following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit earlier this month, authorities have begun ferrying relatives and their guests, at least once a month, to the island for visits beyond the restricted area.

Hart Island


A model shows off a creation by South African designer Craig Jacobs during the MODAAFRICA, African fashion week in Lisbon, Saturday night, July 18 2015.
Photo by Armando Franca


Zheng He's Enormous Treasure Ships | Amusing Planet


Weekend Box Office


Marvel's "Ant-Man" punched above its weight at the weekend box office, debuting with an estimated $58 million, while Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" also opened strongly with $30.2 million.

The result for "Ant-Man" didn't match some of Marvel's better known and brawnier properties. But "Ant-Man" - a relatively inexpensive superhero movie with a $130 million budget - still dominated North American multiplexes, edging out the little yellow guys of Universal's "Minions," which took in $50.2 million in its second week.

The $30.2 million opening for Schumer's big-screen debut, "Trainwreck," which the comedian also wrote, earned an estimated $30.2 million, making the R-rated Universal release one of the biggest comedy successes this summer. It's also the second best opening for Judd Apatow as a director following "Knocked Up."

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. "Ant-Man," $58 million ($56.4 million international).
    2. "Minions," $50.2 million ($66.2 million international).
    3. "Trainwreck," $30.2 million.
    4. "Inside Out," $11.7 million ($21. 3 million international).
    5. "Jurassic World," $11.4 million ($12.3 million international).
    6. "Terminator Genisys," $5.4 million ($22.2 million international).
    7. "Magic Mike XXL," $4.5 million ($5.8 million international).
    8. "Gallows," $4 million ($2.1 million international).
    9. "Ted 2," $2.7 million ($7.5 million international).
   10. "Mr. Holmes," $2.5 million.



Photos: The world's most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths - Quartz



In Memory

Alex Rocco

Character actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in "The Godfather" and appeared in dozens of other movies and TV shows, died Saturday of cancer in Studio City, Calif. He was 79.

Often appearing as a heavy, hood or cop, in "The Godfather," he had the famous line, "Do you know who I am?" Recently he had a recurring role in Starz's "Magic City" and appeared on "Episodes" and "Maron." His daughter Jennifer Rocco reported his death on her Facebook page.

He appeared in several episodes of 1980s TV show "The Facts of Life" as Charlie Polniaczek, and had recurring roles on other shows including "Starsky and Hutch" and "The Famous Teddy Z," for which he won a supporting actor Emmy in 1990. He did voices for animated shows including "The Simpsons," for which he voiced the executive who made Itchy and Scratchy cartoons, and "Family Guy."

His film career included roles in "Freebie and the Bean," "Get Shorty," "Gotcha!," "The Stunt Man" and "That Thing You Do." His son, Marc Rocco, who died in 2009, directed him in "Dream a Little Dream" and "Scenes From the Goldmine."

He was born Alexander Federico Petricone Jr. in Boston, and studied acting with Leonard Nimoy. He made his first TV appearance on "Batman" and went on to guest star on numerous TV series, including "The Rockford Files," "The Love Boat," "Get Smart" and "Murder, She Wrote."

He is survived by his wife, actress Shannon Wilcox; daughters Jennifer and Kelli, sons Lucien and Sean; four grandchildren and a sister.

Alex Rocco


In Memory

Perry 'Buddy' Buie

Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and then fuel its success with the lyrics he wrote for the band, has died. He was 74.

Singer Rodney Justo, one of the band's original members, remembers how Buie brought him and other musicians together to form the Atlanta Rhythm Section in the early 1970s.

"He calls me one day, and he says 'I have an idea Rodney, and I'd like you to be a part of it,'" Justo recalled on Sunday. "He said 'I want to get all the top musicians in the South, put them together and build a super group."

The band had wide influence, and "they helped define the Southern Rock genre with other bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd," according to Buie's biography in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Though Buie is known for his work with the Atlanta Rhythm Section, he has also written or co-written numerous hits performed by artists such as Carlos Santana (the song "Stormy"); Gloria Estefan ("Traces"); and Garth Brooks ("Mr. Midnight"), according to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Buie, a native of Dothan, Alabama, was once Roy Orbison's road manager, Justo said.

Over the years, Buie created many of his songs in a small fishing trailer on a creek in the Eufaula area, according to the biography, which credits him with writing or co-writing hundreds of songs.

Perry 'Buddy' Buie



A kangaroo hops over a field covered in a thick blanket of frost during a seasonal cold snap outside Canberra, Australia, Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Photo by Rob Griffith



Say Thanks to Bart by helping Mrs. Bart make the mortgage, pay some bills and feed the kitties.

You could PayPal something to

OR you could send a "love" check to
PO Box 54466
Tulsa, OK 74155

Remember to use Bart's Amazon portal for purchases.


lunar phases

Subscribe to BartCop!

Click Here!

Weather.Org | World Weather Forecast and Climate History

BartBlog - The Blog of

My Guest Map

page of flags

Erin Hart Show Links

Conan Welcomes You To CONAN360°


BadtotheboneBob's Veteran's Reports Archive

Nick's Crusade

Joe Bageant: Archives

Irascible Professor

David Bruce's Amazon Author Page

Shameless Commerce's Buy Bruce's Anecdote Books

Academic Earth

Baron Dave Romm Portal

Digby's Hullabaloo

Media Matters

Today In Afghanistan

Freeway Blogger

Newhead News

Issues & Alibis

I'm Not Sorry

Wake-up Call


Internet Weekly

Unpopular Ideas

Project for the OLD American Century

The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol

skippy the bush kangaroo

2 Dudes

The Mr. Nice Guy Show

Rise and Death of Robot Wisdom

Damien Hirst official page

Affordable Colleges Online: Higher Education Affordability for Veterans coupons


Woodstock Preservation Alliance


War Is A Racket - Major General Smedley Butler

The War Prayer - Mark Twain


Who served?


Bill Clinton - Chris Wallace/Faux News - 09/23/06 - Transcript

Stephen Colbert - White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Transcript

100 Most Banned Books

Photos from D.C. - Nancy Maynard

Johnsonburg, PA - page 5


Church of Reality - click here for more information


Disinfotainment Today - Click Here!

FAnnetastic - Click Here!!

Click Here!

Click Here!

Click Here!

New Head News - Click Here!

Beacon Reader - The Four Cartoonists of the Apocalypse - Click Here!

War Is A Crime : Click Here!

Saint Clinton

Raw Story - Click Here!

Click Here!

Drink In Hand - Click Here!

Click Here!

Click here for printable version



You have reached the Home page of BartCop Entertainment.

Do you have something to say?
Anything that increased your blood pressure, or, even better, amused or entertained?

Do you have a great album no one's heard?
How about a favorite TV show, movie, book, play, cartoon, or legal amusement?
A popular artist that just plain pisses you off?
A box set the whole world should own?
Vile, filthy rumors about Republican hypocrites?

Just plain vile, filthy rumors?

In other words, submissions are welcome.

Send mail to Marty
( SuprmChaos at yahoo dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at aol dot com )

Or this Marty
( SuprmChaos at hotmail dot com )

Or this Marty
( marty at suprmchaos dot com )

Thank you


Previous Issue

BartCop Entertainment Archives



Return to BartCop

"Management reserves the right to edit, yada yada."

''You send it to me, it's mine.''

Legal Stuff

Established 26 July, 2001

Heh heh heh

©  2015