HENRY ROLLINS: IN L.A., AUTUMN IS A CONCEPT, NOT A SEASON (LA Weekly)
… I really like pulling down certain records at different times of the year. It's like the coolest possible company coming over to tell you the greatest stories, and the best part is that they will shut up when you need them to and not take it personally. I live alone yet have thousands of the world's most talented roommates.
Carroll Spinney has been honored with four Daytime Emmy Awards and two Grammys. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received the Library of Congress' Living Legend award in 2000. On what TV series has he performed since 1969?
Caroll Edwin Spinney (born December 26, 1933) is an American puppeteer and cartoonist, most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. He has sometimes been credited as Carroll Spinney or Ed Spinney.
Spinney joined Sesame Street for the inaugural season in 1969. However, he nearly left after the first season because he wasn't getting acceptable pay, but Kermit Love persuaded him to stay. The characters of Big Bird and Oscar have maintained integral roles in the show over the decades.
Spinney has been honored with four Daytime Emmy Awards for his portrayals on the series and twoGrammy Awards for his related recordings. Two of the recordings Spinney's voice can be heard on have earned Gold Record status. For his body of work, Spinney has received both a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994 and the Library of Congress' Living Legend award in 2000.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
Carroll Spinney is Big Bird
and Oscar the Grouch
Alan J wrote:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Carroll Spinney has played Big Bird on Sesame Street for decades. That show was a staple in our household in the mid-80's and early 90's, when my kids were little.
Cooler, but not wetter.
Lois Of The Land Of The Lost replied:
Alas Big Bird, gone from the "Public" airwaves, leaving the rest of us to wander in the desert alone, and wait for those "other" big birds to pick our bones clean.
DJ Useo responded:
Sesame street is the name of the show, where he's ruled the roost for ages! Thanks, Mr Spinney!
'Sesame Street' ~ Author, artist, and puppeteer, he has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on 'Sesame Street' since 1969.
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 FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Sen. John McCain (R-Get Off My Lawn), Yo-Yo Ma, and Misty Copeland.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Julianne Moore, John Stamos, and Jack Hanna & animals.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by FRESH'Blind Spot'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Hugh Jackman, Shaquille O'Neal, Talib Kweli, and Warren Haynes.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Idris Elba, Tony Goldwyn, and Pete Davidson.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Jewel, Summer Twins, and David Krumholtz.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Cate Blanchett, Chace Crawford, and Eagles of Death Metal.
The CW offers a FRESH'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by a FRESH'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then a FRESH'Significant Mother'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Minority Report'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 9 - Cox
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 10 - Day
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 11 - Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 14 - Chiarella's
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 7 - The Rings of Akhaten
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 8 - Cold War
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 9 - Force of Nature
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 10 - Inheritance
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 1
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 2
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 3
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 4
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 5
[7:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 6
[8:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 7
[9:00PM] Top Gear: Best of All - Jeremy, James and Richard NEW-Ep 1
[10:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 1
[11:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 2
[12:00AM] Top Gear: Best of All - Jeremy, James and Richard-Ep 1 - Best of All
[1:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 3
[2:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 4
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 5
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 6
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 7 (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'Ladies Of London', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Seth Rogen.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Ken Jeong, Dave Foley, and Suzy Nakamura.
FX has the movie 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol', followed by the movie 'Taken 2'.
[6:00AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-FIRST LOOK
[8:30AM] KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
[11:45AM] THE NINTH GATE
[2:45PM] KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE PILOT
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S BIRTHDAY
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-STREAKING
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-BATTLE OF THE SEXISTS
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S BURGER JOB
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE KEG
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THAT DISCO EPISODE
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-DRIVE-IN
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THANKSGIVING
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
[3:00AM] THE JACKAL
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ALISON BRIE (ALL TIMES EST)
[8:30AM] The Red Violin
[2:00PM] Law & Order-Past Imperfect
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Terminal
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Thrill
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Navy Blues
[6:00PM] The Outsiders
[8:00PM] The Breakfast Club
[10:15PM] Sixteen Candles
[12:15AM] A League of Their Own
[3:15AM] The Ice Storm
[5:45AM] The Name of the Rose (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Blade II', followed by the movie 'Blade: Trinity'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Kevin Nealon, Randall Park, and Paul Weller.
Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.
The crowd erupted. It wasn't true.
Staver's firm, the Liberty Counsel, which revealed Davis' secret meeting with Pope Francis, has been accused by advocacy groups of peddling misrepresentations in the past. Yet it has become the main source of details about the controversial pope meeting.
Online sleuths quickly debunked the Peru story Staver told at the Values Voter Summit, a conference for the conservative Family Research Council. The photo was from a year-old gathering unrelated to Davis, who spent five days in jail for defying a court order and refusing to license gay marriages. Staver could provide no evidence of a massive Davis rally. On Monday, he called it a mistake and blamed miscommunication with the Peruvian authorities who gave him the photo.
The next day, the firm dropped a bombshell. It said Pope Francis, on his celebrated visit to America, secretly met with Davis. The pope hugged her, thanked her for her courage and told her to "stay strong," Liberty Counsel said. The Vatican on Friday said the pope had a brief meeting with Davis that should not be seen as support for her stance.
The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Liberty Counsel as an anti-gay hate group for spreading false information.
The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.
"It's with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop," High Bridge Arms manager Steve Alcairo announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 11. "It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco gun shop."
Alcairo said the breaking point came this summer when a local politician proposed a law that would require High Bridge Arms to video record every gun sale and submit a weekly report of ammunition sales to the police. If passed, the law would join several local gun control ordinances on the books in a city still scarred by the 1993 murder of eight in a downtown high-rise and the 1978 assassination of Mayor George Moscone and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
Three inmates at a maximum security facility defeated one of the world's top tier universities in an hour long debate on the topic of disenrolling undocumented children from public schools.
The men who victoriously took on the Harvard College Debating Union are all participants in the Bard Prison Initiative, a program that educates incarcerated men and women so they can earn their degree and use their time in the system productively.
No one expected the Bard Debate Union to win, as being a student in prison is unreasonably difficult.
From left, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, actress Ellen Page, and actress Allison Janney arrive on the red carpet for the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 in Washington.
Photo by Kevin Wolf
At a time when life could be harsh in the American Southwest, outhouses served more than one important role. They provided structure, protected water resources and created important social norms, a New Mexico professor says.
Many of the aging wooden structures still dot the landscape in the region and across the Great Plains. Richard Melzer, a University of New Mexico-Valencia history professor, wants to see the iconic buildings preserved before they're gone from the memory and legacy of the Old West.
Melzer has been researching the historic lavatories and hopes his work will encourage outhouse conservation efforts since they helped modernize areas like present-day New Mexico amid drought and limited plumbing.
In New Mexico, they served residents such as ranch hands tending to cattle and rural teachers educating the children of chile pickers. And they did so while protecting the environment and important water resources.
Outhouses also are part of a number of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places across the country. That's the case with the Anderson Lodge, an 1890 two-story multi-room log cabin in the Washakie near Meeteetse, Wyoming, listed on the registry along with its outhouse.
FWIW, until I was 6, visiting my grandparents meant using their "2-holer".
They looked down on their neighbors who had only a "1-holer".
The neighbors had a Sears catalog, my grandparents preferred JC Penney.
Thought it was a grand adventure at night - got to use my beloved flashlight - the one that was used to sneak-read under the covers.
Nineteen EU member states have requested opt-outs for all or part of their territory from cultivation of a Monsanto genetically-modified crop, which is authorized to be grown in the European Union, the European Commission said on Sunday.
Under a law signed in March, individual countries can seek exclusion from any approval request for genetically modified cultivation across the 28-nation EU.
The law was introduced to end years of stalemate as genetically modified crops divide opinion in Europe.
Although widely grown in the Americas and Asia, public opposition is strong in Europe and environmentalists have raised concerns about the impact on biodiversity.
The requests are for opt-outs from the approval of Monsanto's GM maize MON 810, the only crop commercially cultivated in the European Union, or for pending applications, of which there are eight so far, the Commission said.
Jack Black, Director Rob Letterman and Composer Danny Elfman seen at Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation World Premiere of 'Goosebumps' at Regency Village Theatre on Sunday, October 4, 2015, in Westwood, CA.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau
Disney's top-level annual passholders will have to shell out more than $1,000 if they want to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure anytime of the year.
Disneyland raised its prices for lower-tier annual passes Sunday by as much as $60, highest-tier bi-coastal pass good for visits for Walt Disney World and Disneyland by $300, and eliminated the no-blackout, $779 Premium Annual Passport.
Instead, the park is offering two new top-level passes - the Disney Signature Plus, $1,049 with no blackout days, and the Disney Signature for $849, good for visits for about 350 days, excluding select days during the winter holiday.
Parking prices at the Disneyland Resort also changed.
Renewal prices for annual passholders with the yearly parking add-on went up to $199 from $169. Theme park parking increased by $1, to $18. Downtown Disney will now only offer two hours of free parking, with an additional two hours with validation from a restaurant or movie. The hourly rate changed to $12 from $6.
An art work of a 'Steampunk' exhibition is on display during the Beijing Design Week at 751D Park, in Beijing, China, 04 October 2015. The annual Beijing Design Week themed 'City of Design, Smart City, Industrial Integration' this year, showcasing both international and local designers, is held in various parts of the capital city and runs until 07 October.
Photo by How Hwee Young
Opening just days after NASA announced findings showing water on Mars, "The Martian" soaked up moviegoers at the box office.
Ridley Scott's 3-D space epic touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The results again proved moviegoers' abiding thirst for space adventures, particularly ones that rely more on mathematics than monsters.
Made for $108 million, "The Martian" received a publicity boost earlier in the week when NASA announced it had found evidence of water on the surface of Mars - a cosmically fortuitous tie-in for a movie that celebrates NASA ingenuity. Adapted from the Andy Weir novel, "The Martian" - more "science-fact" than science fiction - relishes pragmatic scientific problem solving and NASA's spirit of exploration.
Last week's box-office champ, "Hotel Transylvania 2," slid to second with an estimated $33 million. Sony's animated sequel has made $90.5 million in two weeks.
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."The Martian," $55 million ($45.2 million international).
2."Hotel Transylvania 2," $33 million ($20.4 million international).
3."Sicario," $12.1 million ($3.3 million international).
4."The Intern," $11.6 million ($15.7 million international).
5."Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," $7.7 million ($13.7 million international).
6."Black Mass," $5.9 million.
7."Everest," $5.5 million ($16.4 million international).
8."The Visit," $3.9 million ($3.3 million international).
9."War Room," $2.8 million.
10."The Perfect Guy," $2.4 million.
An ornate horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) at the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 4, 2015. The Ueno Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it is now home to over 3,000 animals from some 400 different species.
Photo by Franck Robichon
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