HENRY ROLLINS: ONCE YOU GET SLIMED BY SHOWBIZ, YOU CAN NEVER WASH IT OFF (LA Weekly)
In a few days, I'll be flying to Canada to host a showing of a film I wrapped out of in December 2013, He Never Died. HND is now making the festival rounds ...… three years after first reading the script and almost two years after the last shot, I'm still deeply involved with this project. I wasn't counting on this level of commitment, but looking back on more than 30 years of work in the entertainment racket, it's actually par for the course.
HENRY ROLLINS: I AM BASICALLY A VINYL CAT LADY (LA Weekly)
Every fiscal quarter or so, I meet with the accountants who handle my affairs. It's usually to sign returns. I always ask if I'm doing anything financially irresponsible. They say no, but from the receipts, I seem to exist on small expenditures for essential items, and then the rest of my spending is almost entirely on music.
David Bruce: Wise Up! Clothing (Athens News)
Early in her career, comedian Totie Fields met singer Sophie Tucker, who advised her to spend every penny on her stage wardrobe. The next time Ms. Tucker saw Ms. Fields, she said, "Perfect!"
David Bruce: Wise Up! Old Age (Athens News)
When he was aged, Rabbi Eliyahu Lapian arrived home and saw that his maid was mopping the floor. Although he was arthritic, he removed his shoes - an action that took him 15 minutes - so the maid would not have to mop up his muddy footprints.
Debuting at Gimbels department store in New York City on 29 October 1945, for $9.75 each, Reynolds Rocket became the first commercially successful ballpoint pen.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Ball Point Pen.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
The Reynolds Rocket is a type of ball-point pen.
We had a couple dozen kids here, even fewer than last year. Next year I think I'll leave the light off and not waste the money on candy. Ten years ago this was the neighborhood that people shuttled their kids to because it's safe and people were generous with the candy. I wonder what happened?
Joe S replied:
Ball point pen. Carla, literally, had hundreds of pens and pencils of all kinds. She loved to write and there are pens and paper in every room, as well as boxes of filled notebooks and loose papers. I would not be surprised to find a Reynolds Rocket somewhere in there. She wrote letters to people and mailed them. She only used email to write to people in other countries, but not too often, only when time was a consideration.
Semi-literate Lois Of Oregon answered:
Hope I'm not too late! Just got back from Corvallis. Made Bart go see "Crimson Peak" with me (even though he wasn't keen on seeing it) since I went to see "Ant Man" with him. Fair is fair. Strange thing is, HE liked it better than I did, although I did enjoy seeing Loki's butt, AND someone getting stabbed with a PEN, even though it was a fountain pen, and not a ball-point pen like in "Gross Pointe Blank". But you can't have everything. It is a pretty good movie, covers ALL the bases: made me jump, scream, cover my eyes AND laugh! Not sure if it meant to make me laugh, but it did just the same. Two and a half thumbs up! (Yeah, fingers get cut off, too!)
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'Supergirl', followed by a FRESH'Scorpion', then a FRESH'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Allison Janney, Colin Quinn, and Margaret Cho.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Dennis Quaid, and Mamie Gummer.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Bryan Cranston, Rachel Maddow, and Andrea Bocelli.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Jon Hamm, Jalen Rose, Bryan Adams, and Jon Theodore.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Bruce Campbell, Luna, and Jesse Joyce.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by the FRESH'Countdown To The CMA Awards: Country's Greatest Crossover Hits'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Mark Ruffalo, Constance Wu, and Mash-Up Monday with "Color Me Brad".
The CW offers a FRESH'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend', followed by a FRESH'Jane The Virgin'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Minority Report'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 3 hours of 'The Haunting Of...', followed by the FRESH'Cursed: The Bell Witch'.
AMC offers the movie 'The 300', followed by the movie 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1', then the movie 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1', again.
[6:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 6
[7:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 7
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Piccolo Teatro
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Blackberry's
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 6 - The Lazarus Experiment
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 7 - 42
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 1 - The Child
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Where Silence Has Lease
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 1
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 2
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 3
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 4
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 5
[7:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 6
[8:00PM] Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 6
[9:30PM] Top Gear: Season 16 Special
[11:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 2
[1:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 3
[2:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 4
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 5
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 6
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 6 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Ladies Of London', then a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Apres Ski'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Fareed Zakaria.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Dave Hill, Eliza Coupe, and Max Silvestri.
FX has the movie 'Iron Man 3', followed by a FRESH'Fargo'.
History has 'Roanoke: Search For The Lost Colony', followed by the FRESH'Secrets Of Einstein's Brain'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-UZO ADUBA WEARS A WHITE BLOUSE AND ROYAL BLUE HEELS
[6:30AM] EVENT HORIZON
[8:45AM] SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
[11:00AM] GIGI DOES IT-GLOCK SCHLOCK
[11:30AM] GIGI DOES IT-CALL YOUR GRANDMA
[12:00PM] GIGI DOES IT-WART-A-COLORS
[12:30PM] GIGI DOES IT-A REGULAR KRISTY YAMATUSHY
[1:00PM] GIGI DOES IT-EAT SOMETHING
[1:30PM] EVENT HORIZON
[3:45PM] SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-BYE-BYE BASEMENT
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE RELAPSE
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-UNCOMFORTABLE BALL STUFF
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-DONNA'S STORY
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE FORGOTTEN SON
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-RED AND STACEY
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE THIRD WHEEL
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-AN ERIC FORMAN CHRISTMAS
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-JACKIE SAYS CHEESE
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S HOT COUSIN
[11:00PM] MR. WOODCOCK
[3:00AM] MR. WOODCOCK
[5:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-BYE-BYE BASEMENT
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE RELAPSE (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Street Eats
[10:15AM] Michael Clayton
[1:00PM] The Aviator
[5:00PM] Apollo 13
[8:00PM] The Perfect Storm
[1:45AM] Michael Clayton
[4:30AM] Slumdog Millionaire (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Underworld', followed by the movie 'Underworld: Evolution'.
On a RERUNConan (from 5/19/15) are Steven Ho, Brittany Snow, and Incubus.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a huge rally on the outskirts of Myanmar Burma's biggest city Sunday, offering a message of reconciliation with political opponents if her party sweeps the upcoming general election.
Suu Kyi also called for calm and stability as the campaign period nears its end ahead of the Nov. 8 election.
Tens of thousands of ecstatic National League for Democracy supporters swarmed onto a large playing field, waiting for hours in the blazing sunshine for Suu Kyi to make her entrance.
Suu Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest under the former military dictatorship. She was finally released five years ago.
Though her party is expected to do well in the election, Suu Kyi herself is constitutionally barred from the presidency because her late husband was British and her two sons hold foreign passports.
When Father Michael Olseka started documenting the Native history of Alaska decades ago, he was met with resistance from other academics.
"I was accused by other historians of fabricating it, that I was making it up," he says.
The Orthodox Christian priest had learned that, contrary to practices elsewhere in the United States, early missionaries in Alaska taught indigenous people to build and sail ships, and to run stores, schools and hospitals.
Olseka, who has a doctorate in Native Alaskan history, believes other scholars were hesitant to accept his work, because they were prejudiced and didn't believe Native people could have been capable of sailing ships around the world 150 years ago.
"The so-called Russians were really not mostly ethnic Russians who came to Alaska, they were themselves Siberian Native people who spoke Russian and who were Orthodox Christians."
Rescuers on Saturday managed to free a humpback whale entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line, and it swam away southwards.
The adult humpback, estimated to be 35 to 50 feet long, was spotted Friday off the Orange County coast about 45 miles south of Los Angeles. It was entangled from its mouth to its tail and what appeared to be nylon rope streamed behind it.
A team with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was able to cut away up to 100 feet of rope and buoys - possibly from a lobster trap - but the whale became agitated and dove deep, eluding rescuers for the rest of the day.
It moved about 60 miles south and was spotted again Saturday off La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
In a three-hour operation, the Sea World team was able to cut away more than 230 feet of remaining line, leaving only some line in its mouth, Terry said.
Writers/Producers Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz and Cornelius Uliano seen at Twentieth Century Fox Premiere of 'The Peanuts Movie' at Regency Village Theater on Sunday, November 1, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau
Attention Kmart shoppers: the struggling discount chain is bringing back the "Bluelight Special" in the hopes the iconic marketing approach it pioneered decades ago will breathe life into its stores and online sales.
The retailer started sounding the blue sirens used to flag the surprise, 15-minute long deals to shoppers at its 942 stores on Friday, and will kick-off a marketing campaign to highlight the move with a TV ad on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
The campaign is Kmart's attempt to draw on the success of an earlier era. The Bluelight Special was first created by a store manager in 1965 to clear slow-moving merchandise and helped fuel Kmart's growth through the 1980's when it ranked as the largest U.S. discount retailer and the phrase "Attention Kmart shopper" had entered the pop culture lexicon. It discontinued the sales tactic in 1991, around the same time it was surpassed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc in sales.
Kmart, a unit of Sears Holdings Corp, could use the boost. The retailer has been mired in a sales slump, with revenue at Kmart stores open at least a year down about 7 percent in each of the past two quarters. The company has attributed the recent drop to more targeted marketing and a shift away from low-margin products, and gross margins have improved.
Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan (R-El Cuño) can add one more burning issue to his agenda as the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives: how to get rid of the stench of cigarette smoke.
Ryan said on Sunday he has been trying to come up with ways to remove the smell of cigarettes from the House speaker's office that he took over on Thursday after he replaced the retiring John Boehner, a heavy smoker.
Asked if he is going to be able to get the smell of smoke out of the place, the fitness-conscious congressman said, "That's a really good question. And we've been talking about that."
To complicate things, Ryan does not have a residence in Washington and sleeps in his office.
Ryan said that he lives in Janesville, Wisconsin, and commutes back and forth to Washington every week.
A group of men dressed as Star Wars character Princess Leia pose at the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, which attracts nearly 500,000 people annually, in West Hollywood, California October 31, 2015.
Photo by Jonathan Alcorn
In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, revelers costumed as space creatures proceed down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., during the Fantasy Fest Parade. The nighttime extravaganza was the highlight event of the 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Nov. 1. The 2015 festival theme is "All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show."
Photo by Rob O'Neal
Laura McIntyre began educating her nine children more than a decade ago inside a vacant office at an El Paso motorcycle dealership she ran with her husband and other relatives.
Now the family is embroiled in a legal battle the Texas Supreme Court hears next week that could have broad implications on the nation's booming home-school ranks. The McIntyres are accused of failing to teach their children educational basics because they were waiting to be transported to heaven with the second coming of Jesus Christ.
At issue: Where do religious liberty and parental rights to educate one's own children stop and obligations to ensure home-schooled students ever actually learn something begin?
Like other Texas home-school families, Laura and her husband Michael McIntyre weren't required to register with state or local educational officials. They also didn't have to teach state-approved curriculums or give standardized tests.
But problems began when the dealership's co-owner and Michael's twin brother, Tracy, reported never seeing the children reading, working on math, using computers or doing much of anything educational except singing and playing instruments. He said he heard one of them say learning was unnecessary since "they were going to be raptured."
Participants perform as they parade through Tokyo streets during an annual Yosakoi festival in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Yosakoi is a unique and modern rendition of the popular traditional Japanese dance of Awa Odori and many troupes compete with their choreographed dance in colorful costumes, performed often with the Japanese instrument of Naruko, a clapper held in both hands.
Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi
Wildlife managers have euthanized 24 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem so far this year, the highest number in the past five years.
Most of the bears, which are a protected species under federal law, had killed livestock or had become habituated to human food sources, according to information posted on the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team's website.
There's no one specific reason for this year's increase, which comes after two years of relatively few grizzly bear euthanizations, said Frank van Manen, supervisory wildlife biologist and leader of the team.
In the past five years, including 2015, a total of 72 grizzly bears have been euthanized by managers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem after they killed cattle, destroyed property or became a nuisance by seeking food at homes and ranches. Just over half were removed for killing cattle and sheep.
A combination photograph shows revelers dressed in "Dia de Muertos" or "Day of the Dead" themes as they pose for photos while taking part in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York October 31, 2015.
Photo by Carlo Allegri
Sandra Bullock's political satire "Our Brand Is Crisis" and Bradley Cooper's chef drama "Burnt" added to a pileup of flops at the box office, where new wide releases have gone a startling 0-for-9 in the last two weeks.
After five movies failed to draw moviegoers last week, Hollywood whiffed again over the Halloween weekend as four new movies went largely ignored in favor of trick-or-treating. The "60 Minutes II" scandal drama "Truth," with Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, expanding nationwide, and the horror comedy "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" added to a plague of empty theaters.
That enabled the top three films from the last several weeks - "The Martian," ''Goosebumps" and "Bridge of Spies" - to remain atop the ranks, according to studio estimates Sunday. With an estimated $11 million in its fifth weekend, Ridley Scott's 3-D space adventure "The Martian" has hauled in $180.8 million domestically, and led the box office four times - a dominating stretch that has spelled trouble for other releases courting adult moviegoers.
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," $11.4 million ($17 million international).
2. "Goosebumps," $10.2 million ($7.1 million international).
3. "Bridge of Spies," $8.1 million ($3.4 million international).
4. "Hotel Transylvania 2," $5.8 million ($33.6 million international).
5. "Burnt," $5 million ($1.2 million international).
6. "The Last Witch Hunter," $4.8 million ($18.6 million international).
7. "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension," $3.5 million ($13.5 million international).
8. "Our Brand Is Crisis," $3.4 million.
9. "Crimson Peak," $3.1 million ($5.3 million international).
10. "Steve Jobs," $2.6 million.
Former East German bureaucrat Guenter Schabowski, who died Sunday aged 86, went down in history for a slip of the tongue in 1989 that inadvertently brought down the Berlin Wall.
The former spokesman of the Politburo central committee of East Germany's ruling communist party died in the reunified capital, his widow Irina told news agency DPA.
After months of mass protests against regime and East Germans fleeing in their droves via Czechoslovakia and Hungary, the Politburo asked the government in 1989 to prepare a law loosening restrictions on travel outside the country.
It was at the end of an evening press conference on November 9 when Schabowski pulled a sheet of paper from his pocket and read out a decree stating that visas would be freely granted to those wanting to travel outside or leave the Stalinist state.
"As of when?" asked an Italian journalist.
Schabowski hesitated and then improvised: "As far as I know... as of now."
The press conference was carried live by television networks and within minutes news bulletins were proclaiming that "The Wall has fallen".
Thousands of East Berliners started streaming towards checkpoints leading to West Berlin, where baffled East German border guards, unsure what to do, kept phoning for instructions.
Eventually as the crowds grew ever larger, one barrier went up and bewildered East Berliners, who had been unable to cross freely for 28 years, staggered into the West.
Less than one year later, on October 3, 1990, East and West Germany would reunite as one country, ending four decades of Cold War division.
Schabowski was expelled from the party early in 1990 for bringing down the Wall, and then sentenced to prison in 1997 for his earlier complicity in the shoot-to-kill policy enforced by border guards against those trying to flee to the West. He was pardoned in 2000.
Since then he was one of the very few senior East German officials to condemn the regime.
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