BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 17 October, 2016

Monday

17 October, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1845 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Christina H.: "Everything A Woman Should Know (Before She's Groped)" (Cracked)
Note: No room in the title to say this, but there's a section at the end about what men can do to help.


Henry Rollins: There Is No American Equivalent to South Africa's Grinding Poverty (LA Weekly)
Last night, after the show, I opened the window of my hotel room to take in the night air, which had a smell that has become familiar to me, to the point that it engenders an emotional reaction. It takes me back to Afghanistan, Vietnam, Tunis and countless other places. It is the smell of every kind of garbage being burned at once.


KEVIN SMOKLER: "The psychos down the street: Slaying the suburban slasher flicks of my youth" (Salon)
As a kid, I avoided scary films at all costs. But writing a book about '80s teen movies meant I had to face my fear.


Glenn Kenny: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: "My Happening" (Criterion)
The cheerful nihilism of two Hollywood outsiders permitted to play with what Orson Welles once called "the biggest electric train set any boy ever had" yielded an irreproducible result-a result that mortified Twentieth Century-Fox's executives to the extent that they felt compelled to practically disown the film, even after it became a substantial hit. That the movie business has never seen such a thing happen before or since says quite a bit about Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' proper place in American cinema.


Simon Hattenstone: "Ken Loach: 'If you're not angry, what kind of person are you?'" (The Guardian)
He's been a thorn in the establishment's side since Cathy Come Home and Kes. At 80, he's made his angriest film yet.


Scott Burns: An Automotive Gift Horse (AssetBuilder)
How can you get the most car per dollar that you spend? Keep your car for a long time.


Scott Burns: A Simple Solution Is Often the Best Solution (AssetBuilder)
It's not easy or glamorous, but paying down principal is the key to getting out of debt. It means real progress in saving and investing, and every dollar paid off is an increase in your net worth.



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Trivia Question of the Day


Born Joel David Katz, this American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer, has won a Tony Award, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. By what name is he better known?

                                  



Send your answer to Marty









Trivia Question from Yesterday


Chiromancy (also spelled cheiromancy), a practice found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations, is more commonly known as what?


       Palmisty (Palm Reading)                                                      Source


Palmistry, or chiromancy (also spelled cheiromancy; from Greek kheir ("hand") and manteia ("divination")), is the claim of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palm reading orchirology. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm readers, hand readers, hand analysts, or chirologists.        Source






Alan J was first and correct with:
   Palm Reading.



Adam answered:
   Palm Reading.



Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Palm reading



Deborah replied:
   Chiromancy is another name for palmistry, the "science" of reading palms.
  I chalk it right up there with the daily horoscope: Hoakum.




zorch responded:
   Palm reading



MAM    
   Palmistry ~ The supposed prediction of a person's future from interpreting the lines on the palms of their hands.





Randall took the day off.
  



DJ Useo took the day off.
  



mj took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Marian took the day off.
  



Dale of Spectacular Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
  



Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  October 17 Birthdays - Celebrities Born October 17 | Famous Birthdays




Sally has retired.
  


  





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Middle Class Political Economist




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


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Trump called his active sex life his 'personal Vietnam' - AOL News
     This should play well with retired 'Nam Vets, eh?



'I love the poorly educated': why white college graduates are deserting Trump | US news | The Guardian



Hunted to the brink, but Africa's reviled vultures are vital in fight against disease | Environment | The Guardian



The Revolution May be Televised. Trump Supporters Unhinged and Dangerous.



Nation's Largest Seniors Group Is Using Conservative Scare Tactics On Social Security | Huffington Post



Hillary Clinton's Golden State ATM - CNNPolitics.com



Tab Hunter Opens Up About Life As a Closeted Gay Star During Hollywood's Golden Age | Hollywood Reporter



Tab Hunter Confidential
     Facebook page. Also now available on Netflix. Definitely worth a watch.



Arizona Republic - After Endorsing Democrat - Pushes Back Hard Against Hatred With Love of Country



Donald Trump Faces Payback In The Desert | Huffington Post



The NAACP Takes A Major Stand Against The Growth Of Charter Schools | Huffington Post



Mormons' Consciences Have Put White Evangelicals To Shame This Election | Huffington Post



Netflix's 13th Explores Modern Slavery in Incendiary New Documentary



Trump's beef with SNL is no laughing matter (opinion) - CNN.com



'The Simpsons' and the art of being in a class of your own - CNN.com




Thanks, Michelle!


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Bonus Links


Is The 2016 Election Rigged?



Donald Trump's problem isn't a conspiracy. It's him. - Vox



Trump-induced anxiety is a real thing.



From liberal beacon to a prop for Trump: what has happened to WikiLeaks? | Media | The Guardian



VIDEO: CNN Has A Trump Surrogate Problem



Mike Pence's words illustrate the GOP's psychological abuse of evangelical voters



Bad Apples or Bad Barrels? Zimbardo on 'The Lucifer Effect' - Association for Psychological Science



Donald Trump has gone nuts: In speech meant to defend sex assault allegations, he goes full Breitbart - Salon.com



Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All. | The Nation



SNL Hilariously Cold Open Debate 2 : Last Week's Trump/Clinton Debate 15/10/16 - YouTube



Peter On The Trump Bus | Season 15 Ep. 3 | FAMILY GUY - YouTube



Third Parties: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - YouTube





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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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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


"PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES TIME"

"HURRICANE DONALD."

I ENDORSE HILLARY CLINTON.

"DONALD TRUMP IS FOUR CENTURIES TOO LATE."

WELL, THERE'S A FEW OUT THERE.






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music




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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Bit of rain around midnight. Wasn't supposed to get here until morning rush hour.



Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'Kevin Can Wait', then a FRESH '2 Broke Girls', followed by a FRESH 'The Gawd-Awful Odd Couple', then a FRESH 'Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are President Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly (R-Fabulist), Randall Park, and Bob Weir.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Dakota Fanning, John Stamos, and Shaquille O'Neal.



NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Timeless'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 9/16/16) is Miley Cyrus.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 9/22/16) are Chris Pratt, Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld, and Elaine Bradley.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are David Harbour, Classixx, and "Legends of Chamberlain Heights".



ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Conviction'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Ewan McGregor, Cobie Smulders, and the 1975.



The CW offers a FRESH 'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH 'Jane The Virgin'.



Faux has a FRESH 'Gotham', followed by a FRESH 'Lucifer'.



MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH 'Harry'.



A&E has 'The First 48', 'Streets Of Compton' (parts 1 & 2), and 'Streets Of Compton' (part 3).



AMC offers all old 'The Walking Dead' all night.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Episode 6
 [7:00AM]    NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-Episode 7
 [8:00AM]    NATURE'S WEIRDEST - SEASON 1 - Episode 8
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 13-The Name of the Doctor
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 2-Into the Dalek
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 3-Ensign Ro
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-Silicon Avatar
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 5-Disaster
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 17-The Outcast
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 18-Cause and Effect
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 19-The First Duty
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 20-Cost of Living
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 21-The Perfect Mate
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Imaginary Friend
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 19-The First Duty
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 24-The Next Phase
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 25-The Inner Light
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATIOM - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 18-Cause and Effect
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 23-I, Borg
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 20-Cost of Living
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 21-The Perfect Mate
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 22-Imaginary Friend
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 23-I, Borg
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 24-The Next Phase    (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 'Yours, Mine, Or Ours', another 'Yours, Mine, Or Ours', 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 is Russell Simmons.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Robert Kirkman, Adam Conover, and Jonah Ray.



FX has the movie 'Noah', followed by the movie 'Battleship'.



History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', then a FRESH 'Pawn Stars: Pumped Up', and another 'Pawn Stars'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-Pardon My Scotch
 [6:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Judd Apatow Wears a Polo and Blue Suede Shoes
 [6:45AM]    RED DRAGON
 [9:30AM]    SALEM'S LOT
 [11:45AM]    SALEM'S LOT
 [2:00PM]    SALEM'S LOT
 [4:00PM]    SALEM'S LOT
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Long Away
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fun It
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Company
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Needs You
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sweet Lady
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Killer Queen
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Spread Your Wings
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Long Away
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fun It
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Company
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Needs You
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sweet Lady
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Killer Queen
 [3:00AM]    RED DRAGON
 [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Brie Larson    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
 [9:00AM]    Pale Rider
 [11:30AM]    The Outlaw Josey Wales
 [2:30PM]    A History of Violence
 [4:30PM]    The General's Daughter
 [7:00PM]    Cliffhanger
 [9:00PM]    G.I. Jane
 [12:00AM]    The Sum of All Fears
 [2:45AM]    A History of Violence
 [4:45AM]    The Iron Lady    (ALL TIMES EDT)



SyFy has the movie 'The Incredible Hulk', followed by the movie 'Maleficient'.



TBS:
On a RERUN Conan (from 7/5/16) is "Scrapisode 3: A Rehearsal Highlight Show".



TCM spends most of the night with Christopher Lee.
 [6:00 AM]      Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
 [8:15 AM]      Affectionately Yours (1941)
 [9:45 AM]      The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
 [11:30 AM]      The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
 [1:00 PM]      The Pirates of Blood River (1961)
 [2:45 PM]      The Devil-Ship Pirates (1963)
 [4:30 PM]      The Terror of the Tongs (1961)
 [6:00 PM]      She (1965)
 [8:00 PM]      Horror Hotel (1960)    [AKA: 'The City of the Dead']
 [9:30 PM]      Horror Express (1972)
 [11:15 PM]      The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
 [1:15 AM]      The Creeping Flesh (1972)
 [3:00 AM]      The Oblong Box (1969)

 [4:45 AM]      The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (1964)     (ALL TIMES EDT)



Tuesday   -  10/18/16

TCM:
 [6:30 AM]      The Stranger's Return (1933)
 [8:00 AM]      Virginia City (1940)
 [10:15 AM]      Wise Girl (1937)
 [11:30 AM]      Old Acquaintance (1943)
 [1:30 PM]      The Old Maid (1939)
 [3:15 PM]      The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
 [4:45 PM]      Lady With Red Hair (1940)
 [6:15 PM]      Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
 [8:00 PM]      In This Our Life (1942)
 [9:45 PM]      West Side Story (1961)
 [12:30 AM]      Piccadilly (1929)    SILENT 
 [2:30 AM]      Bright Road (1953)
 [4:30 AM]      Stormy Weather (1943)     (ALL TIMES EDT)




Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Feb. 5, 1988) - Daniel Rosen, Sydney Walsh, and Oprah Winfrey.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV





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Paul McCartney & Neil Young at Desert Trip (Oldchella), Saturday, 15 October, 2016.

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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The particle physics of you | 3tags

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Closes In On 'Gunsmoke' Record

'The Simpsons'

Tonight, Fox's long-running animated powerhouse The Simpsons joins a very exclusive club of U.S. scripted primetime shows when its 600th episode, "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" airs. How rare is this club? The only other scripted primetime show to reach 600 episodes is Gunsmoke, which ran for 20 seasons on CBS from 1955 to 1975.

No wonder then Fox is going all-out for the episode, with a couch gag enabled for VR and visible through Google Goggles (with specially-made branded goggles even produced for the event). And that's in addition to segments parodying The Hunger Games and Kingsman that, if previous "Treehouse of Horror" installments are any judge, will be among the seasons's best-reviewed bits.

But while impressive, tonight's milestone doesn't land The Simpsons another record just yet. The show is already the longest-running primetime series in terms of total seasons, hitting that milestone in 2009 with the start of season 21, and no other show is likely to touch that achievement for a long time. However, Gunsmoke still holds the primetime record for the most-ever episodes, with 635.

The Simpsons won't surpass that count until sometime in 2018 when episode 16 of season 29 airs - assuming that the series is renewed. That's likely to happen of course: the most recent series renewal back in 2015 only covered seasons 27 and 28, but the cast are all optioned through a hypothetical season 30. Which, by the way is when most observers assume the show will, at long last, fade off into the poorly-regulated nuclear sunset. Not bad for a show that began as a series of crudely animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

'The Simpsons'

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Alejandro Sanz performs during the 'RiseUp As One' concert at the Cross Border Xpress grounds in Otay Mesa, California, on October 15, 2016
Photo by Sandy Huffaker

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20 physicists who revolutionised our understanding of the world - ScienceAlert

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Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gases

Nearly 200 Nations

Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a Rwandan minister announced to loud cheers on Saturday, in a major step against climate change.

The deal, which includes the world's two biggest economies, the United States and China, divides countries into three groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of factory-made hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, which can be 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as greenhouse gases.

"It's a monumental step forward," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said as he left the talks in the Rwandan capital of Kigali late on Friday.

As Rwanda's Minister for Natural Resources, Vincent Biruta, began spelling out the terms of the deal shortly after sunrise on Saturday, applause from negotiators who had been up all night drowned out his words.

Under the pact, developed nations, including much of Europe and the United States, commit to reducing their use of the gases incrementally, starting with a 10 percent cut by 2019 and reaching 85 percent by 2036.

Nearly 200 Nations

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Urge Children To Save Seas

TV Cartoons

Coral reefs may be dying off at an alarming rate and pollution and overfishing emptying the seas. But fear not. Help is at hand in the form of a new wave of cartoon superheroes determined to save the oceans.

While Disney blockbusters "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory" have been attacked for sparking a spike in the poaching of tropical fish, Muppets creators the Jim Henson Company said Sunday that their new animated children's series "Splash and Bubbles" would help mobilise a new generation to save the undersea world.

The big-budget 40-episode series, which will screen on PBS in the United States next year, aims to "turn the tide of our world to save the planet".

Boss Lisa Henson, daughter of Jim Henson, the puppetry genius behind "The Muppets" and "Sesame Street", said the series, which was premiered at the MIPJUNIOR festival in the French resort of Cannes, comes at a vital time.

While four to seven-year-olds may not be able to do much now to tackle the millions of tonnes of plastic waste that have created the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch", she said it is "their generation who will be left to solve" such problems.

TV Cartoons

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A mural of songwriter Bob Dylan by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is on display in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 15, 2016
Photo by Stephen Maturen

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Smithsonian - Eruptions, Earthquakes & Emissions

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Miners Discover Huge Rock

Jade

Workers were excavating rare gems at a remote mine in Kachin State, Burma, when they unearthed the monster rock that weighs 175 tonnes, stands 9ft high and 18ft wide, and is worth a staggering 140 million.

With the wholesale price of Jadeite - the most valuable form of the gem - at anything between $1,000-$1,400 per kg, the rock is estimated to be worth $174.6m (143m) - the highest for any single piece of raw Jade.

And that price could be even higher once the rock, which will boast its trademark green hue once cleaned, has been polished and shaped.

The monster gem is second only in size to the a carved statue at the Jade Buddha Palace in China which weighs 260 tonnes.

Burma - or Myanmar - is the world's largest producer of jadeite and the $50bn-a-year industry represents half of the country's GDP.

Jade

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Water-Guzzling Rich

Los Angeles

Their California mansions, lush with green lawns and vegetation, guzzle as much water as 90 homes -- but the astronomical bills are a drop in the bucket for them.

After years of searing drought in the state, authorities and activists are scrambling to find ways to get the ultra-rich to turn off their sprinklers and get on board with conservation efforts.

Some, like the news site Reveal, go for the sledgehammer: expose the identity of the residential "mega-users" and how much water they are using -- "drought-shaming" -- to push them, and people like them, to act.

A year ago, Reveal reported that 100 residential water customers in the luxury neighborhoods of Los Angeles, like Bel Air and Beverly Hills, were consuming millions of gallons of water a year.

One of the exclusive properties, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting site, used 11.8 million gallons (45 million liters) of water in one year, "enough for 90 households."

Los Angeles

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A re-enactor depicting William the Conqueror (C) rides with King Harold's standard after defeating him during a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings
Photo by Ben Stansall

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11 Curious Events That Really Happened | Mental Flos

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Borneo Icon Pushed To The Brink

Helmeted Hornbill

A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable "beak", the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife.

For decades poachers in Borneo's western forests focused on capturing orangutans and sun bears, but in the past few years a surge in demand for hornbill "ivory" has pushed the avian species to the brink.

The product has become so popular in China, where wealthy collectors are keen to show off their status by acquiring rare or unusual animals, that it is fetching up to five times the price of elephant tusk on the black market.

Poachers aren't interested in their brilliant plumage or large bills, but a helmet-like block of reddish-gold keratin at the front of the skulls known as a casque.

It's this soft, ivory-like substance that's carved by craftsmen in China into luxury ornaments, statues and jewellery -- trendy top-shelf trinkets that have soared in value as so-called "red ivory" has grown more prestigious.

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Residential buildings along Changjong Street which form part of the Pyongyang skyline are seen reflected in the Taedong River on a misty morning, Oct. 16, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Photo by Wong Maye-E

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Seeks More 'Realistic' Auction Prices

Christie's

The global economic slowdown combined with "selective demand" are pushing Christie's to seek more realistic prices on their collections, directors of the auction house said Sunday.

"This year the market is not at the same level as it was one year or two years ago. We are facing a more challenging market," Guillaume Cerruti, Christie's president for Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India, told journalists in Dubai.

"To face this situation, the key word for us is selectivity," he said, announcing two auctions this week in the glitzy Gulf emirate, one on Modern and Contemporary Art and another showcasing "Important Watches".

Around 150 watches go up for auction on Wednesday, with estimated prices reaching $250,000.

Among them are two Patek Philippe 18K white gold automatic wristwatches with the Iraqi coat of arms and the name "Saddam", after executed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein who ordered the watches in 1974 and 1980 as gifts.

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A student paints an example of the medieval Tibetan art of 'thangka', minutely detailed paintings depicting Buddhist deities or symbols, at the Danba Raodan art school in Lhasa
Photo by Johannes Eisele

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10 Military Victories Achieved by Not Following Orders - Toptenz.net

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Walking On Sunshine

Solar Sidewalks

Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation's roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement into a new energy source.

His business, Solar Roadways, recently unveiled its first public installation, in a downtown plaza in this northern Idaho resort town. It's 150 square feet of hexagon-shaped solar panels that people can walk and bicycle on.

The company is working on proof that the panels, for which it has a patent, are strong enough and have enough traction to handle motor vehicles, including semitrailers.

"Our plan is to replace all the asphalt and concrete," said Brusaw, noting concrete occupies over 48,000 square miles in the U.S. "If you cover it with solar panels, we can make three times our energy needs."

Solar Roadways is among a growing number of companies embracing renewable energy as the U.S. aims to reduce carbon emissions by one-third from 2005 levels by 2030.

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A farmer rests upon sacks filled with paddy at a wholesale grain market in Chandigarh, India, Oct. 16, 2016.
Photo by Ajay Verma

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8 of the cutest toxic caterpillars | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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Weekend Box Office

'The Accountant'

Ben Affleck is still a box office draw outside of the bat suit. His new thriller "The Accountant" opened to a chart-topping $24.7 million this weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Gavin O'Connor directed the R-rated thriller, starring Affleck as an autistic mathematician. The film didn't play especially well with critics, but audiences, who were 58 percent male and 68 percent over the age of 35, gave it a promising "A'' CinemaScore.

The weekend's other new star-driven project, "Kevin Hart: What Now?" narrowly took second place over last week's champ "The Girl on the Train." The Kevin Hart concert film, which Universal Pictures distributed, took in $11.98 million. The comedian's 2013 concert film "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" opened to a similar $10 million in 2013.

In third place, "The Girl on the Train" netted $11.975 million for Universal, bringing its domestic total to $46.6 million. With such a minuscule difference, the Universal films could easily switch places when final numbers come in on Monday.

Holdovers "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" and "Deepwater Horizon" rounded out the top five with $8.9 million and $6.4 million, respectively.

The weekend's other new opener, the Mattel-inspired "Max Steel," bombed with only $2.2 million. Open Road distributed the film starring Ben Winchell, which currently has a zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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 Monday.

    1. "The Accountant," $24.7 million ($2.8 million international).
    2."Kevin Hart: What Now?" $11.98 million.
    3."The Girl on the Train," $11.975 million ($7.8 million international).
    4."Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," $8.9 million ($23.5 million international).
    5."Deepwater Horizon," $6.4 million ($4.2 million international).
    6."Storks," $5.6 million ($10.6 million international).
    7."The Magnificent Seven," $5.2 million ($3.5 million international).
    8."Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life," $4.3 million.
    9."Sully," $3 million ($1.3 million international).
   10."The Birth of a Nation," $2.7 million.

'The Accountant'

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