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8 August, 2016

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Wesley Yiin: Joseph Kahn, the infamous director of Taylor Swift's music videos, tells the ugly truth (Washington Post)
His Twitter feed is a bastion of brutal honesty and shade that Hollywood blogs occasionally pick up on for one-off stories. Recently, for instance, his comments calling Kim Kardashian "one of the most untalented women in the world" throughout the controversy over whether Swift consented to her appearance in Kanye West's "Famous" made headlines, and he ridiculed Kim's dad's support of O.J. Simpson during his murder trial.

Henry Rollins: No Matter Who Wins, America Is Only Going to Get Angrier (LA Weekly)
I am genuinely afraid of these people. They seem think that a Trump victory will exact some kind of revenge upon those who wanted to keep America from being great again - which I guess means people like me. I get angry letters asking what I'm going to do if Trump gets elected, as if life as I know it will be over. I reply that I will enjoy the tax cuts and keep on groovin'.

Clive James: 'I won't get to Barry Humphries' new show, but I can tell he's in total command' (The Guardian)
He is far and away the most learned man I ever met, but can make immediate contact with anyone except the dull.

Oliver Burkeman: Maybe you don't have as much choice as you think (The Guardian)
A large proportion of your decisions aren't independently made by you, says Oliver Burkeman.

Jonathan Jones: "Audio-fail: why is so much sound art so bad?" (The Guardian)
Susan Philipsz and John Cage have shown that the genre has claims to greatness, but two works in Edinburgh betray the emptiness of much sound art.

Jonathan Jones: Jousting isn't sport, it's a crazy art. Think Game of Thrones, then double it(The Guardian)
More than medieval mock combat, jousting was about sex, spectacle and excess - and Holbein, Da Vinci and Botticelli are among the great artists who participated.

Alison Flood: "Game of Thrones: an epic publishing story" (The Guardian)
George RR Martin originally planned a trilogy, but 20 years on, his publisher recounts watching the story grow into a seven-volume, multimillion-selling monster.

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This city, the largest and wealthiest city in Europe during the 4th-13th centuries, as well as a center of culture and education in the Mediterranean basin, was known by prestigious titles such as Basileuousa (Queen of Cities) and Megalopolis (the Great City). What do we call this city today?

       Istanbul (formerly Constantinople)                                                      Source

Constantinople was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine Empire (330-1204 and 1261-1453), and also of the brief Latin (1204-1261), and the later Ottoman (1453-1923) empires. It was reinaugurated in 324 AD at ancient Byzantium, as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine the Great, after whom it was named, and dedicated on 11 May 330.

As the largest and wealthiest city in Europe during the 4th-13th centuries and a centre of culture and education of the Mediterranean basin, Constantinople came to be known by prestigious titles such as Basileuousa (Queen of Cities), Megalopolis (the Great City), and was, in colloquial speech, commonly referred to as just polis or 'the City' by Constantinopolitans and provincial Byzantines alike.         Source

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants

Randall was first and correct with:
   Istanbul not Constantinople

Alan J wrote:

Adam answered:
   Yes...Now it's Istanbul, was Constantinople.

zorch said:

Marian replied:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

DJ Useo answered:
   Mind you, this is just a guess, but I say Istanbul.
  My second choice, & an obviously incorrect answer is Toontown.

Deborah replied:
   I didn't recognize the first name, but I remember the second from my World History class in high school: Constantinople. Istanbul or Constantinople? I can't keep track.
  Enjoyed the men's and women's road races (but not the carnage; holy cow! There were some horrific crashes) and gymnastics (that Frenchman whose leg snapped when he tried to land his vault? Thought I was going to lose my dinner watching that). Damn work! I want to watch these Olympic games.

MAM   wrote:
   Istanbul ~ City in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait.

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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.

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They're still setting off fireworks(!).

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN '2 Broke Girls', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'The Gawd-Awful Odd Couple', then a RERUN 'Scorpion'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 7/27/16) are John Oliver, Jai Courtney, Charlamagne Tha God, and DMC.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 6/14/16) are Matt LeBlanc, Alison Brie, and Eliot Sumner.

NBC fills the night with FRESH '2016 Summer Olympics'.
Jimmy Fallon is pre-empted.
Seth Meyers is pre-empted.
Carson 'The Scab' Daly is pre-empted.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a FRESH 'Mistresses'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 7/26/16) are David Spade, Ozzy & Jack Osbourne, and the Strokes.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by another RERUN 'Supergirl'.

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

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 'The Mummy', followed by a (F) 'The Making Of The Mob: Chicago'.

BBC  -   
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Love & Monsters
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Fear Her
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 26-Time's Arrow (Part 1)
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks
 [6:00PM]    THE MATRIX (1999)
 [9:00PM]    CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - SEASON 1 - Episode 5
 [9:30PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 5
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 26-Time's Arrow (Part 1)
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks

Bravo has FRESH '2016 Summer Olympics', 'Odd Mom Out', 'Don't Be Tardy ... ', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 3 hours of old 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show it's TBA.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is DJ Drama.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Jason Biggs, Beth Stelling, and Hari Kondabolu.

FX has the movie 'Bad Teacher', followed by the movie 'The Other Woman', then the movie 'The Other Woman', again.

History has all old 'American Pickers' all night.

IFC  -   
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 [8:30AM]    NACHO LIBRE
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 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sweet Lady
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 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Killer Queen
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Spread Your Wings
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Keep Yourself Alive
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Needs You
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sweet Lady
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Killer Queen
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Spread Your Wings
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter
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 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
 [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Eddie George    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Writers' Room-New Girl
 [6:30AM]    Australia
 [10:00AM]    Empire of the Sun
 [1:30PM]    Casualties of War
 [4:00PM]    Drive
 [6:30PM]    Gran Torino
 [9:00PM]    U.S. Marshals
 [12:00AM]    Spy Game
 [3:00AM]    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Chronicles Of Riddick', followed by the movie 'Push'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 3/7/16) are Snoop Dogg, Steve Wozniak, and the Record Company.

TCM spends 24 hours with Esther Williams
 [6:00 AM]      The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
 [7:45 AM]      Fiesta (1947)
 [9:30 AM]      Texas Carnival (1951)
 [11:00 AM]      Pagan Love Song (1950)
 [12:30 PM]      Easy to Love (1953)
 [2:15 PM]      On An Island With You (1948)
 [4:15 PM]      Dangerous When Wet (1953)
 [6:00 PM]      Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
 [8:00 PM]      Bathing Beauty (1944)
 [10:00 PM]      Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
 [12:00 AM]      Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
 [2:00 AM]      Neptune's Daughter (1949)
 [4:00 AM]      Thrill Of A Romance (1945)

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 [6:00 AM]      The Law West of Tombstone (1938)
 [7:15 AM]      Six-Gun Gold (1941)
 [8:15 AM]      Pirates of the Prairie (1942)
 [9:15 AM]      Fighting Frontier (1943)
 [10:15 AM]      Sagebrush Law (1943)
 [11:15 AM]      The Arizona Ranger (1948)
 [12:30 PM]      Gun Smugglers (1948)
 [1:45 PM]      Masked Raiders (1949)
 [3:00 PM]      The Mysterious Desperado (1949)
 [4:15 PM]      Riders of the Range (1950)
 [5:30 PM]      Overland Telegraph (1951)
 [6:45 PM]      Saddle Legion (1952)
 [8:00 PM]      The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
 [10:15 PM]      The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
 [12:00 AM]      Fifth Avenue Girl (1939)
 [1:30 AM]      Hitler's Children (1943)
 [3:00 AM]      The Rookie Cop (1939)
 [4:15 AM]      Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)

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TCA Awards

The critics have spoken: FX's O.J. Simpson miniseries, spy thriller The Americans, ABC's Black-ish and USA's Mr. Robot are the best shows of the year. The results of the Television Critics Association's annual awards were revealed Saturday night in Beverly Hills.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the night's top winner with three awards, including program of the year and an award for star Sarah Paulson for outstanding individual achievement in drama.

FX's The Americans took the award for outstanding drama series, besting HBO's Emmy favorite Game of Thrones. This is the second year in a row The Americans won the category. ABC's Black-ish took the award for outstanding comedy series.

In addition, USA's hacker drama Mr. Robot won for best new program (though it's currently airing its second season).

For the complete list of the 2016 TCA Awards winners: TCA Awards


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New TV Series In The Works

George R.R. Martin

Good news for fans of "Game of Thrones" and the author of the novels the HBO show is based on, George R.R. Martin.

A television series based on Martin's anthology series, "Wild Cards," is in development. Martin made the announcement on his official blog on Saturday.

"We have some exciting [news] for all the 'Wild Cards' fans out there," Martin wrote. "Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has acquired the rights to adapt our long-running 'Wild Cards' series of anthologies and mosaic novels for television. Development will begin immediately on what we hope will be the first of several interlocking series."

Variety also confirmed the project with UCP. The news outlet also confirmed that Martin's exclusive development agreement with HBO will keep him from working on the project. Martin's assistant editor Melinda Snodgrass ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") and Gregory Noveck, formerly of Syfy Films, are executive producing the project instead.

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Comic Book Sold For $956,000


A rare copy of Superman's 1938 comic-book debut sold at auction for almost $1 million.

In a statement, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said the copy of Action Comics No. 1, bearing a cover price of 10 cents, sold Thursday for $956,000. It is one of about 100 copies of the edition known to exist.

Certified Guaranty Co. graded the copy 5.5 out of a possible 10. It had been expected to sell for about $750,000.

Heritage says the copy came from the collection of an unidentified East Coast comic book fan who had bought it in the 1990s for $26,000. Spokesman Eric Bradley says the winning bidder also did not wish to be identified.



Lily Tomlin accepts the Career Achievement Award at the 32nd Annual Television Critics Association Awards Show at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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12,300-Year-Old Fire Pit Found


An ancient tribal fire pit with tools, a spear tip and tobacco seeds that archaeologists say dates back 12,300 years was recently discovered on a military testing range in northern Utah.

An archaeological team this month uncovered the hearth at Hill Air Force Base's Utah Test and Training Range, which is south of Ogden. The artifacts will be curated through the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, The Standard Examiner reported.

Hill archaeologist and Cultural Resource Manager Anya Kitterman worked with Far Western Anthropological Research Group to uncover charcoal, animal bone fragments and other remnants from the cooking pit.

Far Western Senior Archaeologist Daron Duke said the age of the hearth and the items within it are remnants from some of the Great Basin's earliest inhabitants. "They really are the first occupants of the Great Basin that we can demonstrate," Duke said.

The Great Basin is a huge region of watersheds that encompasses much of Nevada and parts of Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and California.



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Roger Ailes

Former Fox Newschairman-CEO Roger Ailes (R-Horndog) used the news division's budget to advance his personal agenda with political-style campaigns against his foes, according to a report published Sunday by New York magazine.

Ailes waged war against his enemies by employing consultants and detectives to smear their reputations online and in some cases follow targets, according to the report. An attorney for Ailes has strongly denied the allegations. Reps for 21st Century Fox could not immediately be reached for comment early Sunday.

Ailes maintained what the New York magazine report described as a "Black Room" unit at Fox News' midtown Manhattan headquarters where consultants and detectives worked on various campaigns at his behest. New York reported that one such consultant, Bert Solivan, has recently been let go and that others were likely to follow. 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch took the reins of Fox News last month after Ailes' abrupt departure.

Among the targets of Black Room efforts were journalists who were critical of Fox News and Ailes. That list included Gabriel Sherman, author of the New York magazine story and the author of the 2012 Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." Sherman's reporting on the Ailes scandal during the past month hastened the 76-year-old executive's exit.

Ailes attorney Susan Estrich told New York that the allegations about the misuse ofFox News funds were "totally false."

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Valerie Harper, left, and Allan Burns accept the Heritage Award for"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" at the 32nd Annual Television Critics Association Awards Show at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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No Choice For Zika-Infected Women

Marco Rubio

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio does not believe a pregnant woman with the Zika virus should be able to get an abortion despite concerns about microcephaly and birth defects resulting from the virus, he said Saturday.

"I understand a lot of people disagree with my view - but I believe that all human life is worthy of protection of our laws," the senator and former 2016 hopeful said in an interview with Politico. "And when you present it in the context of Zika or any prenatal condition, it's a difficult question and a hard one. But if I'm going to err, I'm going to err on the side of life."

Florida, Rubio's home state, has been hardest hit in America thus far by the mosquito-borne disease that is known to cause severe microcephaly and other birth defects. It's also one of the first places where the virus has been transmitted locally, with 16 known cases in the Miami area. More than 1,800 cases have been reported in the U.S. thus far, largely from travel to foreign countries where the virus is prevalent.

Rubio acknowledged that Zika does pose a significant risk of birth defects, but said that does not affect his position on abortion life or circumstances.

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Gun Bullies


A California gun rights group is suing after a legislative lawyer blocked a blog post listing the addresses of lawmakers who had recently supported tough gun control legislation.

The Firearms Policy Coalition filed the federal lawsuit Friday on behalf of an unnamed member who had posted the home addresses of 40 legislators, pledging to keep the information up until they voted to repeal the laws or died, The Sacramento Bee reported Friday.

The Office of Legislative Counsel demanded that WordPress, which hosts the blog, remove the post. The office cited a state law that restricts the publication of home addresses of elected officials if made with intent or threat of causing bodily harm. WordPress complied.

"What the government is doing here is censoring speech it doesn't like, and we'll prove that out in the case," said coalition President Brandon Combs in a statement.

He also said that the author's comment about lawmakers dying wasn't a threat because they could die of other causes unrelated to the author's blog post.



Wrestlers practice at a traditional Indian wrestling training centre in Allahabad, India, August 7, 2016.
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Emperor's Possible Abdication


Japanese will tune in to Emperor Akihito's rare video message Monday following reports that he would abdicate in the next few years, which initially came as shock but was welcomed by many as a deserved rest for the 82-year-old beloved monarch.

In the pre-recorded message, Akihito will talk about his duties as a "symbol emperor" as stipulated by the constitution, palace officials said. He will most likely avoid the explicit expression of abdication, which would involve political and legal procedures that he is not allowed to discuss.

Akihito still works, though his aides have shifted some of his duties to Crown Prince Naruhito - the elder of his two sons and most likely successor. Yet, Akihito has referred to his old age in recent years, admitting to making small mistakes at ceremonies. During the Aug. 15, 2015, anniversary of the end of World War II, Akihito started reading a statement when he was supposed to observe a moment of silence.

After the initial surprise, the public warmly welcomed the reported abdication plan, saying the hard-working emperor deserves to enjoy his long-overdue retirement. Lifting the abdication ban, a practice inherited from the prewar constitution, would also bring the imperial life closer to the public.

Some speculate that Akihito's abdication may be an attempt to put a break on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to rewrite the constitution. Abe and his ultra-conservative supporters want to scrap a part of the war-renouncing article and upgrade the emperor to the sovereign again.



A staff guides performers wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu costumes as they prepare for a parade in Yokohama, Japan, Aug. 7, 2016.
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Weekend Box Office

'Suicide Squad'

The supervillain romp "Suicide Squad" shrugged off scathing reviews to open with an estimated $135.1 million in North American ticket sales, scoring one of the year's biggest box-office debuts.

Pressure had risen on the performance of the Warner Bros. film, directed by David Ayer, following the studio's previous poorly received DC Comics film, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." But "Suicide Squad" proved a massive draw despite its much-derided lead-in. It set a record for an August opening, easily besting Marvel's 2014 hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," which debuted with $94.3 million.

Not everything was roses for "Suicide Squad," though, despite dominating the weekend. (The other new wide release, the feline animated release "Nine Lives," debuted in sixth with a mere $6.5 million.) After fans flocked to theaters on Thursday night and Friday, audiences dropped steeply on Saturday. That could forecast further sharp declines in coming weeks for the $175 million film, which also came with a massive marketing budget.

The top five for the weekend box office was otherwise filled with holdovers. The Matt Damon spy sequel "Jason Bourne" grossed $22.7 million in its second weekend. It's made $103.4 million in two weeks for Universal. SXT Entertainment's "Bad Moms" also continued solid business with $14.2 million in its second week, bringing the cumulative gross for the comedy to $51 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 three-day domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1. "Suicide Squad," $135.1 million ($132 million international).
    2. "Jason Bourne," $22.7 million.
    3. "Bad Moms," $14.2 million.
    4. "The Secret Life of Pets," $11.6 million.
    5. "Star Trek Beyond," $10.2 million.
    6. "Nine Lives," $6.5 million.
    7. "Lights Out," $6 million.
    8. "Nerve," $4.9 million.
    9. "Ghostbusters," $4.8 million.
   10. "Ice Age: Collision Course," $4.3 million.

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A boy displays a snake to attract alms as Hindu devotees arrive to worship at a temple during the annual Nag Panchami festival, dedicated to the worship of snakes, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
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