BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 4 September, 2017


4 September, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[213 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Henry Rollins: Hurricane Harvey Is Trump's First Real Test and He's Already Failing (LA Weekly)
Texas is getting pounded by the weather. William Brock Long, administrator of FEMA, said that bringing the affected areas back will take years. Long's burden is extra heavy. Without all the key positions at FEMA, NOAA and the National Hurricane Center filled, he'll be multitasking. Beyond what Long estimates will be at least a couple of years of rebuilding and relocation, it's going to take a lot of money. Hopefully, Texas will be open to funding that will be coming in from those dreaded liberal blue states.

Josh Marshall: He Can't Even Fake It (TPM)
People with certain autism spectrum disorders have difficulty reading social cues which most people understand intuitively. Therapists have developed techniques which can help them learn through training what comes effortlessly to others. I can't help thinking of this when I see President Trump touring Texas with his litany of jarring, tone-deaf or just plain weird comments. But the deficit in this case isn't social cue cognition. It's empathy.

Daniel Politi: Trump Drafted an Angry Screed Explaining Comey Firing. Now Mueller Has it. (Slate)
The key question, writes Mariotti, is what McGahn actually told Trump. If McGahn warned Trump that firing Comey for the reasons outlined in the letter would be illegal that "would be slam dunk evidence of a corrupt intent." But if McGahn merely just expressed concern about the tone of the letter then that could actually help Trump's case.

Lucy Mangan: Peeing in the shower: the rules (The Guardian)
Don't start until the water has - and never do it at a friend's.

Lucy Mangan: the NHS, a cautionary tale (The Guardian)
The proposal to close my local hospital draws together all the major narrative threads of the damage being done to the NHS.

Lucy Mangan: "Margaret Atwood - You Have Been Warned! review: precious little of the woman herself" (The Guardian)
Still, there were great moments, such as when she explained that she never intended or claimed to be a feminist writer. When she began to describe the world around her in her writing, she became popular with the movement because "the women in my novels suffer, because most of the women I talk to seem to have suffered". It is this sense of organic development in an Atwood novel, rather than of writing to or within the imposed constraints of an external ideology, to which, I hazard, we devotees most respond. But we have the books. In a documentary, it's more of her we need.

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Michael Egan

Pope to Jesus: Now Would be a Good Time to Come Again


Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

Born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim, this actress was the first American 'Bond Girl'. By what name is she better known?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

According to the UN Food & Agriculture Organization, what country is the top producer of apricots?

       Uzbekistan Or Turkey                                                      Source

Yep, another can of worms.

Wikipedia says:
An apricot is a fruit, or the tree that bears the fruit, of several species in the genus Prunus (stone fruits). Usually, an apricot tree is from the species P. armeniaca, but the species P. brigantina, P. mandshurica, P. mume, and P. sibirica are closely related, have similar fruit, and are also called apricots.

According to the UN Food & Agriculture Organization, the top producers of apricots in 2014 were as follows:

Rank	Country		Production (tonnes)	
1	Uzbekistan		547,000	
2	Turkey			278,210	
3	Iran	      		252,747	
4	Italy	      		222,690	
5	Algeria			216,941	
6	France			177,000	
7	Pakistan		170,504	
8	Spain	      		136,446	
9	Greece			125,100	
10	Japan	      		111,400	
	World	    		3,365,738

World Atlas says:
The world's top apricot producing country is Turkey with 811,609 tons in the year 2013 followed by Iran at second place with 457,308 tons and Uzbekistan as the world's third highest apricot producing country with 430,000 tons.    Source

Randall was first with:

Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
   According to the UN, Turkey puts the "ape" in apricot.

Alan J wrote:

Adam answered:
   Turkey- first, and best

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

John I from Hawai`i says,

zorch replied:

Dale of Burnished Diamond Springs, Norcali, wrote:
  Still too damn hot…Supposed to get more seasonable over the next few days…We'll see!

Deborah said:
   Oh, I think I know this: pretty sure it's Turkey.
  The heat relented a tad today, and the smoke abated some as well, making a bike this morning fun. Really glad the smoke didn't set off my exercise-induced asthma (I had my rescue inhaler with me, just in case).
  I donated a big box of diapers to a diaper bank in Houston, to help the flood victims. Felt a lot better than donating to the Red Cross.
  Stay cool, Marty.

DJ Useo replied:
   I had to ask friends, but the consensus answer for today's trivia answer is Turkey. I would've thought it was the USA. Oh well.
  I had fresh peaches last week, & I'm still going "yum".
  Marty, I hope you get some relief from the high temps. I understand your displeasure.

   I abstain, for no more reason than I dislike apricots...


  Goodbye, Walter... I liked your stuff...


  Meanwhile... Classic Rock still lives here in the Saginaw Valley...


  Union Plug - The building in the background of the Styx photo is our small GM engine parts plant... Camshafts and such like... Precision stuff... Been here since 1918... GM has never considered closing this little plant because of the high quality of its work and, indeed, has made major investments in the plant the past two years running... Brought to you by:

  Local 362... You people rock, too...


  September 4 Birthdays - Celebrities Born September 4 | Famous Birthdays

David of Moon Valley took the day off.   

Billy in Cypress took the day off.

Mark. took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Gene took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Goodbye, Yosemite. Hello, What? - The New York Times

David Thomson's 'Warner Bros,' a History of the Studio and the Family - The New York Times

Travelin' while black

Trump Wants To Put A Former Coal Executive In Charge Of Mine Safety | HuffPost

When Fake News is Actually Fake News | HuffPost

Jackfruit: It's The Other Meat Substitute (No Soy, No Gluten) : Goats and Soda : NPR

Trump and the Creation of the Pseudo Alpha Male

Houston : the poster child for de-regulation

In El Salvador, 'Girls Are a Problem' - The New York Times

Thanks, Michelle!



Reader Comment

Current Events

Obama's letter to Predator

If you've not already seen this, Cassandra shared this link giving the text of Obama's departing letter to Predator. Too bad that good advice is wasted on the turd currently in the WH.

Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump - CNNPolitics

Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.

Thanks, Linda (& Cassandra)!



Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Philly Police Union President Calls Black Lives Matter Activists 'A Pack Of Rabid Animals' | HuffPost

Trump lawyer to reporter: 'Are you on drugs?' | TheHill

Idaho police reveal patient defended by 'heroic' nurse was an officer | TheHill

Trump names former coal executive to top mining safety post | TheHill

Trump's bodyguard becomes his long lost pal - Axios

The Religious Right Moves to Cement Political Power Under President Trump |

Trump to end DACA with 6-month delay: report | TheHill

Dems prep for major fight over Trump USDA science pick | TheHill

Trump team politicizes superstorm Harvey by attacking scientists for doing their job - ThinkProgress

EPA attacks news agency, reporter for coverage of flooded Texas hazardous waste sites - ThinkProgress

'My Hands Are Too Big,' Says President With Smaller-Than-Average Hands | HuffPost

Steel Traps and Short Fingers | Vanity Fair

Donald Trump's Short Fingers: A Historical Analysis Photos | Vanity Fair

Matt Damon on George Clooney, Trump, 'Suburbicon' and Racism in America | Hollywood Reporter



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

The baby caterpillar became a snack for a hornet (or maybe a wasp). Sigh.

Still too hot, still too humid, and boy am I cranky!

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by the infomercial 'CBS Fall Preview', then a RERUN 'Mom', followed by a RERUN 'Life In Pieces', then a RERUN 'Scorpion'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 8/7/17) are Laura Dern, Leah Remini, and Trombone Shorty.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 6/20/17) are Chelsea Handler, Dean Norris, and Khalid.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'American Ninja Warrior', followed by a FRESH 'Midnight, Texas'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 6/22/17) are Ray Romano, Ruth Negga, and Camila Cabello.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 8/14/17) are Kenan Thompson, Leah Remini, Bryan Fogel, and Roy Mayorga.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/3/17) are Elisabeth Moss, Tiger Army, and Lauren Ash.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a RERUN 'To Tell The Truth'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 8/17/17) are Salma Hayek, Jay Ellis, and Bearstronaut.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by a RERUN 'Hooten & The Lady'.

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 a FRESH 'Streets Of Compton', followed by the FRESH 'Biggie: The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.'.

AMC offers 'The Walking Dead', another 'The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH 'Preacher', another 'Preacher', then a FRESH 'Loaded'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 26-Scorpion, Pt. 1
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-Scorpion, Pt. 2
 [8:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-The Raven
 [10:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Infinite Regress
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 15-Dark Frontier, Pt. 1
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 16-Dark Frontier, Pt. 2
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Survival Instinct
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 16-Collective
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 19-Child's Play
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 26-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 1
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 2
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 2-Imperfection
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 25-Endgame, Pt. 1
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 26-Endgame, Pt. 2
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 26-Scorpion, Pt. 1
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-Scorpion, Pt. 2
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-The Raven
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Infinite Regress
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 15-Dark Frontier, Pt. 1
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 16-Dark Frontier, Pt. 2
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Survival Instinct    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of OC', then a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of Dallas'.

Comedy Central has all old 'Broad City' all night.
The Daily Show is pre-empted.

FX has the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', followed by the movie 'Captain America: Winter Soldier'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', and 'Road To 9/11'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sunday Bloody Sunday
 [6:30AM]    ESCAPE FROM L.A.
 [10:45AM]    ELEKTRA
 [12:45PM]    GOODFELLAS
 [4:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
 [4:31PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Streaking
 [5:02PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of the Sexists
 [5:33PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Burger Job
 [6:04PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
 [6:35PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-That Disco Episode
 [7:06PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Drive-In
 [7:37PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Thanksgiving
 [8:08PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sunday Bloody Sunday
 [8:39PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Buddy
 [9:10PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
 [9:41PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Streaking
 [10:12PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of the Sexists
 [10:43PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Burger Job
 [11:14PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
 [11:45PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-That Disco Episode
  [12:15AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Drive-In
  [12:45AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Thanksgiving
  [1:15AM]    TRANCE
  [3:30AM]    ESCAPE FROM L.A.
  [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Ty Burrell    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Major Topper
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Commander Pierce
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Peace on Us
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Lil
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Our Finest Hour
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Our Finest Hour
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H-The Billfold Syndrome
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H-None Like It Hot
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H-They Call the Wind Korea
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Major Ego
 [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Baby, It's Cold Outside
 [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Point of View
 [12:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Comrade
 [1:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Out of Gas
 [1:30PM]    M*A*S*H-An Eye for a Tooth
 [2:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Sis
 [2:30PM]    M*A*S*H-B.J. Papa San
 [3:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Inga
 [3:30PM]    M*A*S*H-The Price
 [4:00PM]    M*A*S*H-The Young and the Restless
 [4:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Hot Lips Is Back in Town
 [5:00PM]    M*A*S*H-C*A*V*E
 [5:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Rally Round the Flagg, Boys
 [6:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Preventative Medicine
 [6:30PM]    M*A*S*H-A Night at Rosie's
 [7:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Ain't Love Grand
 [7:30PM]    M*A*S*H-The Party
 [8:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Too Many Cooks
 [8:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Are You Now, Margaret?
 [9:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Guerrilla My Dreams
 [9:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Goodbye Radar
 [10:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Goodbye Radar
 [10:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Period of Adjustment
 [11:00PM]    M*A*S*H-Nurse Doctor
 [11:30PM]    M*A*S*H-Private Finance
  [12:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Mr. & Mrs. Who
  [12:30AM]    M*A*S*H-The Yalu Brick Road
  [1:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Life Time
  [1:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Dear Uncle Abdul
  [2:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Captains Outrageous
  [2:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Stars and Stripes
  [3:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Yessir, That's My Baby
  [3:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Bottle Fatigue
  [4:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Heal Thyself
  [4:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Old Soldiers
  [5:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Morale Victory
  [5:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Lend a Hand    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has all old 'Z Nation' all night.

On a RERUN Conan (from 7/19/17) are Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, David Ayer, Jared Padalecki, and Jensen Ackles.

 [6:00 AM]      Alice Adams (1935)
 [7:45 AM]      Annie Oakley (1935)
 [9:30 AM]      Penny Serenade (1941)
 [11:45 AM]      Woman of the Year (1942)
 [2:00 PM]      I Remember Mama (1948)
 [4:30 PM]      Giant (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
 [9:45 PM]      Fat City (1972)
 [11:30 PM]      Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
 [1:45 AM]      Golden Boy (1939)
 [3:30 AM]      The Harder They Fall (1956)
 [5:30 AM]      MGM Parade Show #1 (1955)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Tuesday   -  09/05/17

TCM spends the night with Jennifer Jones
 [6:00 AM]      How to Behave (1936)
 [6:15 AM]      How to Train a Dog (1936)
 [6:30 AM]      How to Read (1938)
 [6:45 AM]      How to Raise a Baby (1938)
 [7:00 AM]      How to Watch Football (1938)
 [7:15 AM]      How to Eat (1939)
 [7:30 AM]      How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines (1943)
 [8:45 AM]      How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
 [10:30 AM]      How the West Was Won (1962)
 [1:30 PM]      How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
 [3:45 PM]      How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
 [6:00 PM]      How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968)
 [8:00 PM]      The Song of Bernadette (1943)
 [11:00 PM]      Love Letters (1945)
 [1:00 AM]      Cluny Brown (1946)
 [3:00 AM]      Duel in the Sun (1947)
 [5:30 AM]      Since You Went Away (1944)

TNT has a FRESH 'Will'.

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Black Rock City, a gathering of approximately 70,000 people that is created annually for the Burning Man arts and music festival, is seen in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept.1, 2017.
Photo by Jim Bourg


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


The Horniman Museum Butterfly House | The Ark In Space


Quietly Gives Asylum


The federal government of Canada has been secretly helping gay Chechen men flee persecution in an under-the-radar programme.

The arrangement has been introduced under the guidance of Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign affairs minister.

Ms Freeland "wanted to be able to save a few individuals", according to a government source. "And we also wanted to allow Canada to serve as a demonstration for like-minded countries about what could be done."

Over the last three months, 22 people, many of whom were living in Russian safe houses, are now safe in several Canadian cities, including Toronto. Other people fleeing Russia's harsh anti-gay discrimination are expected to touch down in Canada over the next few weeks.

"Canada accepted a large number of people who are in great danger, and that is wonderful," said Tanya Lokshina, the Russian program director for Human Rights Watch, in an interview with The Globe and Mail.



The effigy of "The Man" that will be burned at the culmination of the 2017 Burning Man festival is seen during the 4th day of the annual arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Aug. 31, 2017.
Photo by Jim Bourg


10+ Game Of Thrones Actors Who Looked So Different In Their Youth, Some Of Them Are Barely Recognizable | Bored Panda


Moves To Portugal


A mum's life is often taken over by her child's football practice and it seems Madonna is no different!

The megastar has reportedly moved to Lisbon to kickstart her son David's football career after he was head hunted by the prestigous Benfica soccer team youth academy.

The 'Hung Up' singer has been sharing snaps of her family in Portugal since March, after her 11-year-old adopted son - who she has with ex-husband Guy Ritchie - joined the training school and according to Portuguese weekly magazine Visão, "Madonna is no longer a tourist, she now lives in Lisbon."

The publication revealed Madonna has been staying in a Lisbon hotel as the £7 million 19th century house she has bought in Sintra could take up to six months to renovate.

Another local newspaper, Correio da Manhã, revealed David had joined the Benfica training facility in Seixal, and he has enrolled in a French high school in Lisbon where he'll start his secondary education in the Spring.



Newhead News


World Record Guacamole


The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole? 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them.

That is what avocado growers in Mexico's Jalisco state mobilized on Sunday to break the world record for the biggest guacamole, a whopping 3 tonnes (6,600 lbs) of delicious dip made from "green gold."

The mass mash-up was part entertainment and part politicking, as growers and Mexico make the point that they - and the guacamole loving Americans - have benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement that is now under threat from Donald Trump (R-Corrupt).

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States were meeting in the Mexican capital this weekend to revamp the 23-year-old NAFTA accord that Trump has threatened to end if he does not get concessions to curb a trade deficit with Mexico.

Some 80 percent of U.S. avocado consumption comes from Mexico's growing expanse of orchards. Jalisco has become the second biggest producer of the Hass variety in Mexico behind Michoacan state, according to producers.



The sun sets on over the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 1, 2017.
Photo by Jim Urquhart


The Art of Deliberate Imperfection | Amusing Planet


Princess Announces Engagement


Japan's Princess Mako and her fiancé -- a commoner -- announced their engagement Sunday, a match which will cost the princess her royal status according to a law that highlights the male-dominated nature of Japan's monarchy.

Like all female imperial family members, Mako, who is Emperor Akihito's eldest granddaughter, forfeits her status upon marriage to a commoner under a controversial tradition. The law does not apply to royal males.

"I was aware since my childhood that I'll leave a royal status once I marry," she said. "While I worked to help the emperor and fulfill duties as a royal family member as much as I can, I've been cherishing my own life."

Her fiancé, Kei Komuro, a telegenic 25-year-old who works at a law firm and once won a tourism promotion contest to be crowned "Prince of the Sea", said he had proposed to her more than three years ago.

The announcement had originally been planned for July but the couple decided to postpone it out of consideration for a southern region hit by heavy rains and flooding in the month.



Digby's Hullabaloo


Russian State TV Host Attacks


A Russian state television host mocked Donald Trump (R-Crooked) as a "political infant", punctuating deteriorating relations between America and Russia.

Mr Trump is "being severely swaddled", added the host, whose co-presenter taunted Mr Trump as being "placed into geopolitical coffin."

"So why did we elect such a president"? the host said.

Breaking with other world leaders who criticise the human rights record of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump has had warm words for his Russian counterpart. He has consistently advocated stronger ties between the two nations.

But the relationship has frayed amid the fallout of Russian interference in the 2016 election, which intelligence agencies concluded Mr Putin directed, and an ongoing investigation probing potential ties between Mr Trump's campaign and Russia. Congress authorized fresh sanctions to punish Russia for election meddling, which Mr Trump reluctantly signed.



The mutant vehicle Abraxas travels across the playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gathered for the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Sept. 1, 2017.
Photo by Jim Urquhart


The Lanterns of the Dead ~ Kuriositas


Defuses Massive WWII Bomb


German explosives experts defused a massive World War Two bomb in the financial capital of Frankfurt on Sunday after tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes.

The evacuation area included two hospitals, care homes, the Opera House and Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, where $70 billion in gold reserves are stored underground. Police maintained security at the building.

The all-day effort took longer than planned but officials expressed relief that residents would start returning home before sundown and that the operation wouldn't disrupt business on Monday.

The work by bomb technicians started later than scheduled because some residents refused to leave the evacuation area despite fire chiefs warning that an uncontrolled explosion would be big enough to flatten a city block. Police said they took stragglers into custody to secure the area.

More than 2,000 tonnes of live bombs and munitions are discovered each year in Germany, more than 70 years after the end of the war.



Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl | Collectors Weekly


Serial Killer's Remains Exhumed

Herman Webster Mudgett

Holmes, the pseudonym of New Hampshire-born physician Herman Webster Mudgett, is believed to have killed an undetermined number people at his hotel of horrors during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It featured a bizarre labyrinth of windowless rooms, secret passageways, false floors, trapdoors and a vault. Most of the rooms had gas vents that were controlled from Mudgett's bedroom. Many of the rooms were soundproof and could only be locked from the outside.

But it was the murder of his business partner in Philadelphia that led to his conviction and hanging in 1896.

University of Pennsylvania anthropologist Samantha Cox, who did the forensic science on the exhumed remains, tells the NewsWorks online site that because of his unique burial requests, Holmes' body had not properly decomposed.

She said his clothes were almost perfectly preserved and his moustache was intact on his skull. But the corpse had decayed.

"It stank," Cox told the news site. "Once it gets to that point we can't do anything with it. We can't test it, can't get any DNA out of it." Holmes' teeth were used to identify him, she said.

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Joe Sertich, the museum's curator of dinosaurs, arrived at the site Monday and discovered to his delight that the workers had indeed unearthed something remarkable.

Sertich believes the crew uncovered parts of a skull and skeleton of a triceratops. He says it's "one of only three" triceratops skulls ever found in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Most fossils found in the Front Range are about 10,000 to 12,000 years old, he said, but the bones discovered in Thornton appear to be much, much older.

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"The Hitman's Bodyguard"

With no new wide releases, Hollywood basically took the Labor Day weekend off and put an end to what's expected to be the lowest earning summer movie going season since 2006 - the last time the industry saw a sub-$4 billion summer.

Things weren't as apocalyptic as analysts suggested going into the weekend, which had the potential to be the worst since 1992, but that's hardly cause for celebration. While official numbers for the four-day weekend won't be available until Tuesday, studio estimates and projections expect that in total this Labor Day weekend will be the lowest earning since 1998.

Some did make it out to the multiplexes over the holiday weekend, though. According to studio estimates on Sunday, the R-rated actioner "The Hitman's Bodyguard" topped the charts for a third weekend with $10.3 million. The Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds pic has earned a total of $54.9 million from North American theaters.

In second place was the horror spinoff "Annabelle: Creation," from Warner Bros., which added $7.3 million, bumping its domestic total to $89 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 Tuesday.

    1. "The Hitman's Bodyguard," $10.3 million ($14.2 million international).
    2. "Annabelle: Creation," $7.3 million ($15.6 million international).
    3. "Wind River," $5.9 million ($850,000 international).
    4. "Leap!" $4.9 million.
    5. "Logan Lucky," $4.4 million ($1.3 million international).
    6. "Dunkirk," $4.1 million ($36.5 million international).
    7. "Spider-Man: Homecoming," $3.7 million ($1.6 million international).
    8. "The Emoji Movie," $2.5 million ($6.8 million international).
    9. "Despicable Me 3," $2.4 million ($9.9 million international).
   10. "Girls Trip," $2.3 million ($1.9 million international).

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John Ashbery

John Ashbery, an enigmatic giant of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.

Ashbery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and often mentioned as a Nobel candidate, died at his home in Hudson, New York. His husband, David Kermani, said his death was from natural causes.

Few poets were so exalted in their lifetimes. Ashbery was the first living poet to have a volume published by the Library of America dedicated exclusively to his work. His 1975 collection, "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror," was the rare winner of the book world's unofficial triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle prize. In 2011, he was given a National Humanities Medal and credited with changing "how we read poetry."

Among a generation of poets that included Richard Wilbur, W.S. Merwin and Adrienne Rich, Ashbery stood out for his audacity and for his wordplay, for his modernist shifts between high oratory and everyday chatter, for his humor and wisdom and dazzling runs of allusions and sense impressions.

Interviewed by The Associated Press in 2008, Ashbery joked that if he could turn his name into a verb, "to Ashbery," it would mean "to confuse the hell out of people."

Ashbery also was a well-regarded translator and critic. At various times, he was the art critic for The New York Herald-Tribune in Europe, New York magazine and Newsweek and the poetry critic for Partisan Review. He translated works by Arthur Rimbaud, Raymond Roussel and numerous other French writers. He was a teacher for many years, including at Brooklyn College, Harvard University and Bard College.

Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927 and remembered himself as a lonely child and bookish child, haunted by the early death of his younger brother and by his attraction to other boys. Ashbery grew up on an apple farm in the nearby village of Sodus, where it snowed often enough to inspire his first poem, "The Battle," written at age 8 and a fantasy about a fight between bunnies and snowflakes. He was so satisfied with the poem that he didn't write another until boarding school, the Deerfield Academy, when his work was published in the school paper.

His style ranged from rhyming couplets to haiku to blank verse, and his interests were as vast as his gifts for expressing them. He wrote of love, music, movies, the seasons, the city and the country, and was surely the greatest poet ever to compose a hymn to President Warren Harding. As he aged, he became ever more sensitive to mortality and reputation. "How to Continue" was an elegy for the sexual revolution among gays in the 1960s and '70s, a party turned tragic by the deadly arrival of AIDS, "a gale (that) came and said/it is time to take all of you away."

John Ashbery


In Memory

Walter Becker

Walter Becker, a bassist whose eclectic tastes from jazz to reggae helped create the intricate bohemian rock sound of Steely Dan, died Sunday. He was 67.

Becker in July missed The Classic East and The Classic West -- twin festivals in Los Angeles and New York featuring rock veterans including Steely Dan -- with his bandmate Donald Fagen saying Becker was recovering from an unspecified ailment.

A New York native, Becker met Fagen while studying north of the city at Bard College. The pair moved to California where they gained both mainstream and underground recognition for their artistic brand of rock.

Steely Dan -- named for a phallic toy from Beat novelist William S. Burroughs' classic novel "Naked Lunch" -- shared elements of jazz by enlisting a revolving cast of musicians and jamming out in winding tunes that gave ample space for solos even while keeping pop melodies.

Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 but never reached number one on the US charts, reaching a height of number four with the 1974 song "Rikki Don't Lose that Number."

Becker, who eventually also took up guitar, said he grew up listening to jazz greats including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins.

As Steely Dan gained fame, Becker's life turned turbulent as he wrestled with drug use. He faced legal action after his girlfriend died of a drug overdose in his apartment in New York, where soon afterward he was hit by a taxi and injured.

Becker moved to Hawaii where he set up a studio and started a second career as a producer, notably for China Crisis, a pop group from Britain where Steely Dan enjoyed a particularly sizable following.

A reformed Steely Dan won the prestigious Grammy for Album of the Year for its 2000 album "Two Against Nature."

Walter Becker





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