HENRY ROLLINS: I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPAY MY DEBT TO EUROPE (LA Weekly)
In 1988, I took the legendary writer Hubert Selby Jr. to Europe as my opener, for a series of speaking dates. It was amazing to watch his mind get blown on an almost daily basis. Preshow, while I was at the venue, Selby often was being whisked around town for radio and television appearances. People hugged him on the street and brought hardcover editions of his books in translation, to be signed after his appearances. When we would do the shows, after his performance, many people would leave. He was the one they came to see. I don't think he had ever experienced anything like it.
Nathan Murphy, Diyar Akar: The 5 Weirdest Ways TV Is Still Crazy Sexist (Cracked)
We're living in the Golden Age of Television, which isn't exactly something we'll brag about to our children, but is pretty nice when you decide on an evening of Netflix. But you may have noticed that TV is still heavily biased towards focusing on men, and science backs that up. A study found that out of all kids who watch TV, boys (specifically white boys) are the only ones who gain self-esteem instead of losing it when they watch. Why? Well ...
Anonymous, Evan V. Symon: 6 Weird Things You Experience In A Marching Band (Cracked)
Playing loud enough to be heard in the background of an ESPN broadcast is pretty much the most a college marching band can hope for. But that doesn't mean it's not a fiercely competitive activity. Cracked wanted to know if the middle school stereotypes about "band geeks" hold true all the way at the top, so we sat down with John, formerly a trombonist in the Virginia Tech marching band, and Derek, a saxophonist with a Big Sky Conference team, and they told us ...
Scott Burns: A 12-Step Plan for Healthcare (AssetBuilder)
Many readers responded to my 'healthcare monster' column. They challenged me with the same query: You nailed the problem, but what's the solution? Good question. Here's a 12-step, 700-word answer, culled from years of reading: Step 1: Admit healthcare is a monster.
"In God We Trust" is the official motto of the United States. It was adopted as the nation's motto in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782. Many people (including atheists) have expressed objections to its use, and have sought to have the religious reference removed from the currency, claiming that it violates the First Amendment.
Alan J was first and correct with:
In God We Trust.
In 1956, in the heart of the cold war, some really dirty, evil bastards officially changed our unofficial motto, "E Pluribus Unum" to
People who don't have a problem with this don't understand religious freedom.
People who DO understand the problem but still think it's OK anyway (since it's theirgod) - are a little bit evil their own selves.
At one point
It was e pluribus unum (out of many, one) and that's the only one I
recognize. Some doofuses (doofi?) have been using In God We Trust. But,
if I recall, that's a fairly recent switch (Post Civil War?)
If it is not 'In God We Trust', it is 'E Pluribus Unum'.
I thought the official motto of the US was "E Pluribus Unum" but a quick Wiki search shows that Ike changed it to "In God We Trust." Whaaaa???? What happened to the separation of church and state? What of those who don't believe in God? Why should they hold to this? Regardless of my religious beliefs I take offense. I prefer the former motto; it's much more inclusive. /rant over/
And I'm barely into my coffee. Hoo-ha, it's gonna be a day.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
E pluribus unum
Lordless Lois Of Oregon said:
We went from "E Pluribus Unum" with that whole silly "unity" concept, to "In God We Trust" telling the world we just gave up on ourselves, and soon, with the ascent of TRump, it will be "FUCK YOU I GOT MINE!".
Heading up to Corvallis in a minute. High strangeness on OSU campus. Bart is stressed out and requested I visit, on the grounds he needs "someone not insane" to talk to, Wish I could do better for him, but I'm all he's got.
In God We Trust
Dave in Tucson responded:
The US motto is e pluribus unum which means out of many, one.
"In God We Trust" ~ Official national motto of the United States of America, as established in a 1956 law signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is 'In God We Trust', replacing the unofficial "E Pluribus Unum."
Joe S (AKA: Stony Lonesome) replied:
"In God we trust"
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali took the day off.
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 Sylvester Stallone, Ted Koppel, and My Morning Jacket.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Rob Lowe, David Spade, and Shawn Mendes.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Kelly Ripa and Adele.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Sarah Palin (R-Obsolete), David Tennant, Holly Holm, a performance by the Broadway cast of "Spring Awakening", and Brian Chase.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 9/29/15) are Meagan Good, Lagwagon, and Joy-Ann Reid.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and J.J. Abrams.
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 old 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'Cursed: The Bell Witch'.
AMC offers the movie 'Home Alone', followed by the movie 'Home Alone', again.
[6:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 5 - Deserts
[7:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 6 - Ice Worlds
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 2 - Ep 5 - Sandgate
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 9 - Nino's Italian Restaurant
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 6 - Vampires in Venice
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 7 - Amy's Choice
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 9 - The Vengeance Factor
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 10 - The Defector
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 10 - Chain of Command (Part 1)
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 11 - Chain of Command (Part 2)
[4:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 12 - Canadian Rockies
[5:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 10 - Norway: Edge of Survival
[6:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 8 - Iceland Fire and Ice
[7:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 3 - Ep 10 - Oregon
[8:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 5 - Alaska
[9:00PM] Top Gear: Polar Special-Season 9
[10:00PM] Top Gear: Winter Olympics Special - Season 7
[11:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 1
[12:00AM] Crimson Tide
[2:30AM] Escape From New York
[4:30AM] Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 5 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESHVanderpump Rules Social', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live', followed by a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH'Apres Ski', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live', then a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules After Show'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
On a RERUNThe Daily Show (from 11/12/15) are Christine and the Queens.
On a RERUN@Midnight (from 11/17/15) are Noel Wells, Derek Waters, and Heather Anne Campbell.
FX has the movie 'Prisoners', followed by a FRESH'Fargo'.
History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', 'Nazis: Ultimate Evil', 'Hunting Hitler', and another 'Hunting Hitler'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sweet Lady
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
[7:00AM] FUNNY FARM
[9:15AM] MARS ATTACKS!
[11:30AM] LOVE, WEDDING, MARRIAGE
[1:30PM] FUNNY FARM
[3:45PM] MARS ATTACKS!
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Christmas
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-I'm a Boy
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Young Man Blues
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-A Legal Matter
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-I Can See for Miles
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sally Simpson
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Won't Get Fooled Again
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Don't You Do It
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who Are You?
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-A Man With Money
[11:00PM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[3:30AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[5:45AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-First Look at Season Two (ALL TIMES EST)
[8:30AM] Stand by Me
[10:30AM] Eagle Eye
[1:00PM] Training Day
[6:00PM] The Matrix
[9:00PM] The Matrix Reloaded
[2:30AM] Stand by Me
[4:30AM] The Exorcism of Emily Rose (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Blade: Trinity', followed by the movie 'The Fifth Element'.
On a RERUNConan (from 8/10/15) are Matt LeBlanc, Jessica St. Clair, and Hot Chip.
Snoop Dogg has helped deliver more than 1,500 turkeys to families in Inglewood.
Mayor James Butts tells KNBC-TV that the rapper joined him for Thursday's giveaway at an indoor arena and that he took pictures with hundreds of people at the event.
This is the second year the rapper has helped Inglewood pass out the turkeys to families in need. Last year, the rapper asked the city what he could do to give back to the community, where his production crew is headquartered.
Butts says he suggested the rapper help pass out turkeys. The city passed out 800 turkeys at last year's event.
Hawkish rhetoric about Islamic extremist groups - and Muslims in general - has reached a fever peak in the week following a terrorist gun and bomb massacre in Paris on Nov. 13, which killed at least 130 people and wounded more than 350 people.
Within several days, 31 mostly-Republican governors signed off on orders saying they would refuse to cooperate with efforts to resettle Syrian refugees fleeing the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, in Syria and others fleeing violence in the Middle East and Afghanistan. GOP presidential candidates attacked President Barack Obama's stance for not using the term "radical Islam," which the administration says would legitimize ISIS' claim to represent Muslims.
This week, the Democratic National Committee fired back. The DNC launched an ad titled "Inciting fear isn't presidential," juxtaposing clips of Republicans today using the term "radical Islamic terrorism" with clips of resident George W. Bush saying "We do not fight against Islam. We fight against terrorism."
It's intended as a rebuke to the idea the U.S. is somehow at war with a religion. Current Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump briefly flirted with the idea of a mandatory database for Muslims in the U.S., while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said the U.S. should only assist Christian refugees.
Locked in a safe in Russia's state archive lie two white cardboard boxes holding a few fragments of darkened bones, each numbered and stored in a plastic bag.
Geneticists, forensic experts and investigators have long been certain who these remains belonged to -- Alexei, the 13-year-old son of the last tsar Nicholas II, and his sister Maria, who were shot along with their family by the Bolsheviks in 1918.
But despite DNA evidence of their identity, objections from the country's powerful Orthodox Church mean the bones remain unburied almost a century after the brutal slaying.
Now a new probe is aiming to finally lay the controversy to rest -- and the remains too, next to the other members of Russia's last royal family, interred back in 1998 in their former capital Saint Petersburg.
The Church does not accept that any of the remains of the tsar's family are authentic and says it needs to make sure beyond doubt, as it has proclaimed all the family members saints and martyrs.
A 42-year-old unemployed man was crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare -- but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of bias.
Maison Sere, who was missing several teeth and dressed in torn overalls, beat off five other contestants for the $500 Mr Ugly prize -- a large sum in a country facing massive unemploment.
"I want to thank God for winning this title, last time I came fourth. I just want to thank the judges for recognising me as the winner," Sere told journalists during a night of festivities Friday attended by 200 revellers.
But William Masvinu, a three-time Mr Ugly winner who walked off with a $100 second prize this year, cried foul.
"The judges were not fair, the organisers must look for new judges to start the contest afresh. I did not lose today," Masvinu said.
A Hollywood studio has paid more than $1 million to settle the "Barefoot Bandit's" court-ordered restitution in exchange for the rights to his story.
The studio, 20th Century Fox, wrote a check to the U.S. Marshal's office earlier this month. It was the final payment toward Colton Harris-Moore's restitution, The Seattle Times reported.
The "Barefoot Bandit's" life on the run is now headed toward the big screen. The money mostly paid for three small airplanes he stole and crash landed and a boat he hijacked in the Bahamas while evading capture.
Harris-Moore was sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison in 2012 for the theft of the airplanes, a boat and guns during a crime spree that began when he escaped from a Renton juvenile halfway house in 2008.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) called Sunday for the return of waterboarding, a near-drowning interrogation technique widely denounced as torture, saying it was "peanuts" compared to what Islamic State is doing.
It was the latest in a series of inflammatory Trump responses to the threat of terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks that appear to have bolstered his poll numbers.
A new Washington Post/ABC News national poll showed Trump leading the Republican presidential field with 32 percent, a 10 point lead over his nearest rival, Ben Carson.
Trump, who ignited controversy earlier this week by calling for a registry of all Muslims in the United States, stepped up the hardline rhetoric in an interview with ABC News in which he advocated the use of simulated drownings, known as waterboarding, in interrogations of terrorism suspects.
Marine mammal experts say another species of marine wildlife has begun turning up, emaciated and weak, in record numbers on the California coast in what has been a series of alarming signs of oceanic distress.
Unhealthy northern fur seal pups have been found stranded on beaches in record numbers, newly weaned and weighing little more than the typical birth weight for the species, experts at the Marine Mammal Center near Sausalito said.
As of Friday, the Marine Mammal Center near Sausalito had taken in 85 northern fur seals, which live out in the Pacific Ocean's waters and islands and would only rarely be found on shore, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Saturday.
According to the center, that number is more than double the previous record of 31 pups in 2006. Veterinarians estimate they are between 4 and 5 months old.
The stranded northern fur seals are the latest in a string of alarming marine events. Experts have been working all year to address an "unusual mortality event" among California sea lions. In addition, wildlife rescue crews have been trying to rehabilitate a record number of the rarely seen and endangered Guadalupe fur seal pups, also showing up stranded.
"Mockingjay - Part 2," the final "Hunger Games" film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
For most films, the figure would be a coup, but the latest chapter of "The Hunger Games" collected the lowest opening take among the four films in the series.
With $12.8 million, "The Peanuts Movie" finished behind "Spectre" and ahead of the Seth Rogen holiday comedy "The Night Before," which earned an expected $10.1 million. The R-rated film cost about $25 million to produce.
The Julia Roberts thriller "The Secret in Their Eyes," a remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian film, debuted wide this weekend to $6.6 million from 2,392 locations - slightly under expectations.
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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," $101 million ($146 million international).
2."Spectre," $14.6 million ($65.7 million international).
3."The Peanuts Movie," $12.8 million ($1.3 million international).
4."The Night Before," $10.1 million.
5."The Secret in Their Eyes," $6.6 million ($1.5 million international).
6."Love the Coopers," $3.9 million.
7."The Martian," $3.7 million ($1.9 million international).
8."Spotlight," $3.6 million.
9."The 33," $2.2 million.
10."Bridge of Spies," $1.9 million ($556,000 international).
Seagulls fly near the mouth of the Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, as the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo, in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 22, 2015.
Photo by Ricardo Moraes
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