BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 21 December, 2015


21 December, 2015

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Trevor Timm: Republicans are so bullish on war that 30% would bomb a fictional country (The Guardian)
A poll on Friday by Public Policy Polling perfectly encapsulates the Republican presidential race so far: "30% of Republican primary voters nationally say they support bombing Agrabah." That would be the fictional country in Aladdin.

Noel Murray: "Henry Rollins brings life to horror-noir 'He Never Died'" (LA Times)
Back when Henry Rollins was the frontman for L.A. punk band Black Flag, he got a lot of aesthetic mileage out of the contrast between his muscular body, permanent grimace and poet's soul. Writer-director Jason Krawczyk finds that same uneasy balance in his horror-noir "He Never Died," a future cult favorite.

Mark Olsen: Why 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is the movie of the year (LA Times)
It's difficult to look at the news recently and not feel some complicated layering of disheartened and disgusted or to think the world is genuinely spinning out of control on some accelerated course to who-knows-where. […] The future is coming, the movies seem to be saying - what happens now is up to all of us. Which is why "Mad Max: Fury Road" seems more than any other movie this year to have tapped into a rare and electrifying current of heightened reality and why for me it is the top movie of the year.

Meredith Woerner: Carrie Fisher thinks slave Leia bikini haters are asinine (LA Times)
Princess Leia is a cultural icon and she-ro to many. But don't you dare get Carrie Fisher, her real-life counterpart, started on her well-known bikini ensemble from "Return of the Jedi," because Fisher is not having it.

Peter Mandler: Rise of the humanities (AEON)
Professors worry about the 'crisis in the humanities'. But more people than ever, especially women, are studying them.

Jessica Valenti: "This Christmas there is one less thing on my to-do list: holiday cards" (The Guardian)
Sending a card doesn't really make sense these days, so I am just going to enjoy the holidays instead.

Jessica Valenti: My daughter won't ever know of TV commercials - and I'm surprisingly sad (The Guardian)
Commercials were a huge part of my childhood, and it's odd to think of a new generation of children not experiencing that.

Mark Kermode: Star Wars: The Force Awakens review - consider me conquered (The Guardian)
Our critic was never a Star Wars fan. This time he laughed, cried and cheered at a breathtaking sequel by JJ Abrams with genuine heart and soul.

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In 1986 Enid Strict debuted on Saturday Night Live. By what name is she more commonly known?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

In what comic book/TV series/movie would Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth be found?

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Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, most commonly in association with Batman. The character first appears in Batman #16 (April 1943), and was created by writers Bob Kaneand Bill Finger, and artist Jerry Robinson. Alfred serves as a loyal, tireless butler who assists his employer's secret life as Batman.        Source

mj was first and correct with:
   That, I believe
  Was the full name of the character most brilliantly played by Michael Caine, Alfred, the Butler and bulwark of stately Wayne manor, home of Bruce, aka Batman.

Alan J wrote:

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:

Adam answered:

Marian replied:

Deborah responded:
  Light rain and cold on today's bike ride. It started after I left the house or I wouldn't have bothered. 85 min. later, soaked and chilled (despite "waterproof" clothes), I was in a hot shower, thawing the blocks of ice that were my feet. Welcome, winter.

DJ Useo said:

MAM   wrote:
   Batman ~ Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's valet at Wayne Manor. He knows that Bruce is secretly Batman and aids him. First appears in 1943.

Joe S     responded:

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

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

Randall took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

Sally has retired, but still pays attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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The Flooded Apartment - Update

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Hi Marty and readers,

So, the carbon monoxide detector newly installed in our place went off.

We saw that when we arrived to move in. We think the new A/C unit they installed was installed incorrectly.

Waiting to see what the fire department says.

Have to stay in motel at least one more day.

We got just enough to pay for it, but not enough for food, now. Most bothersome.

I do however, feel confident that this will work out.

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Last Night

Sunny and no more gun fire.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', then a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by a RERUN 'Scorpion'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 11/24/15) are Spike Lee, Andy Cohen, and Carly Simon.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 11/19/15) are Bryan Cranston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Jacqueline Novak.

NBC begins the night with a RERUN 'Superstore', followed by a RERUN 'Telenovela', then a RERUN 'SNL - A SNL Christmas'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 11/23/15) are Kelly Ripa and Adele.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 11/16/15) are Seth Rogen, Leslie Odom Jr., Travis Scott, and Emily Armstrong.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 10/27/15) are Terry Gilliam, Goldroom, and Phoebe Robinson.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Great Christmas Light Fight', followed by another FRESH 'The Great Christmas Light Fight', then a FRESH 'The Great Holiday Baking Show'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 12/1/15) are (RED) Shopathon with Olivia Wilde, Bono, Scarlett Johansson, Snoop Dogg, Matt Damon, and the Killers.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us', followed by another RERUN 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.

Faux has a RERUN 'Gotham', followed by a RERUN 'Bones'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has all old 'The First 48' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street' (1994), followed by the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street' (1947), then the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street' (1947), again.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1, Ep 10 - Seasonal Forests
 [7:00AM]    PLANET EARTH - SEASON 1, Ep 11 - Ocean Deep
 [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 2, Ep 1 - New Earth
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2, Ep 2 - Tooth and Claw
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1, Ep 1 - Encounter at Farpoint (Part 1)
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1, Ep 2 - Encounter at Farpoint (Part 2)
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1, Ep 3 - The Naked Now
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1, Ep 4 - Code of Honor
 [4:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4, Ep 2 - Arctic Circle
 [5:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4, Ep 5 - Alaska
 [6:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4, Ep 12 - Canadian Rockies
 [7:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 10 - Norway: Edge of Survival
 [8:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6, Ep 8 - Iceland Fire and Ice
 [11:00PM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 12, Episode 5

Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Vandepump Rules', then another FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Apres Ski', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
The Daily Show is pre-empted.
@Midnight is pre-empted.

FX has the movie 'Christmas With The Kranks', followed by the movie 'The Santa Clause 2'.

History has '101 Gadgets That Changed The World', 'Atlantis Found', followed by a FRESH 'Secret Earth: Yellowstone Supervolcano'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
 [6:30AM]    BENDERS-Fight Club
 [7:00AM]    BATMAN
 [3:15PM]    BATMAN & ROBIN
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Best Christmas Ever
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Christmas Rager
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Burning Down the House
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde Gets the Girl
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Birthday
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Everybody Loves Casey
 [2:30AM]    FUNNY GAMES
 [5:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
 [5:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg    (ALL TIMES EST)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & The Social Network
 [6:15AM]    Backdraft
 [9:15AM]    The Shakiest Gun in the West
 [11:45AM]    Young Frankenstein
 [2:15PM]    Easy Rider
 [4:15PM]    Doomsday
 [6:45PM]    Sniper
 [9:00PM]    The Italian Job
 [10:50PM]    Sniper
 [1:04AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Writers
 [2:03AM]    Backdraft
 [5:01AM]    The Approval Matrix-America's Hall Monitors
 [5:45AM]    Wild Things    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Hellboy', followed by themovie 'Men In Black II'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 9/29/15) are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ike Barinholtz, and Andrew McMahon.

TCM spends the daylight hours with Jane Fonda, who was born on this day in 1937.
 [6:00 AM]      The Chapman Report (1962)
 [8:15 AM]      Steelyard Blues (1973)
 [10:15 AM]      Any Wednesday (1966)
 [12:15 PM]      In the Cool of the Day (1963)
 [2:00 PM]      Tall Story (1960)
 [4:00 PM]      Period of Adjustment (1962)
 [6:00 PM]      Sunday in New York (1963)

 [8:00 PM]      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
 [9:45 PM]      Where The Boys Are (1960)
 [11:30 PM]      Girlfriends (1978)
 [1:30 AM]      Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975)
 [3:30 AM]      Mean Streets (1973)
 [5:30 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Bill Murray (2008)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  12/22/15

TCM spends the daylight hours with director Alfred Hitchcock.
 [6:00 AM]      Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
 [7:45 AM]      Under Capricorn (1949)
 [9:45 AM]      Stage Fright (1950)
 [11:45 AM]      Strangers on a Train (1951)
 [1:30 PM]      Dial M for Murder (1954)
 [3:30 PM]      The Wrong Man (1956)
 [5:30 PM]      By Northwest (1959)

 [8:00 PM]      Desk Set (1957)
 [10:00 PM]      My Favorite Wife (1940)
 [11:45 PM]      The Goodbye Girl (1977)
 [1:45 AM]      That's Entertainment! (1974)
 [4:15 AM]      That's Entertainment! II (1976)     (ALL TIMES EST)

TNT has a FRESH 'Major Crimes'.

USA has a FRESH 'Colony'.

Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network


Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff


MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

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Entertainer Wiz Khalifa performs before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec., 20, 2015.
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Miss Universe Mistake

Steve Harvey

The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year's winner but for one brief moment Sunday evening, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia.

Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year's Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize.

Harvey says it was his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named contestant Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach this year's winner and Colombia the first runner-up. Talking with members of the press afterward, Harvey and an executive for pageant owner WME-IMG called it human error.

A mystified Wurtzbach appeared stunned as she walked to the front of the stage alongside the crown-wearing Arevalo before last year's Miss Universe from Colombia removed the crown and placed it on Wurtzbach's head instead.

Even before Sunday night's inexplicable oops moment, the pageant was involved in another controversy when a backlash against the pageant's former owner Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) led Univision to pull out of the broadcast and the businessman to sell it in September.

Steve Harvey


A woman half-dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a banner to protest against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, outside of his office in Manhattan, New York, December 20, 2015.
Photo by Eduardo Munoz


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First Beauty Queen Since 1972


"Some people out there think we don't love life," said Humam al-Obeidi, one of the organisers, as the crowd spilled out of the Baghdad hotel ballroom where the pageant was held.

The jury chose Shaymaa Abdelrahman, a tall, green-eyed 20-year-old from Iraq's multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk.

The decision was popular with those in attendance, especially in the back rows, where young men with hipster beards and tight blazers had been standing on their chairs shouting her name.

Wearing her sash and holding her bouquet, Shaymaa Abdelrahman was fast learning her new trade, saying all the right things without ever breaking her smile.

There was more talking than glamorous strutting during the pageant as the contestants, in high heels and evening dresses that were sleeveless but below the knee, pitched their charity projects to the jury.



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New Bat Preserve In Missouri

Sodalis Nature Preserve

A nature preserve planned in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal will be more than a place to picnic or walk in the woods - it will serve as a protected area for tens of thousands of endangered bats.

The Sodalis Nature Preserve will be built near the Mississippi River and won't cost the city anything. The Canadian company Enbridge Inc., whose nearly 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline passes near Hannibal, will pay for land acquisition, management and maintenance as part of a mitigation fund to offset the impact to federally endangered species and migratory birds.

About 168,000 federally endangered Indiana bats hibernate in a former limestone mine that closed a half-century ago and in the cave network nearby, according to Shauna Marquardt, a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The bats, which have had the endangered designation since 1973, are endangered largely because of disturbance by humans, the service said.

The service, along with The Conservation Fund and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, are also partners in the project, development of which was approved Tuesday by the Hannibal City Council.

Sodalis Nature Preserve


Dressed in traditional costumes residents of Kisumu participate in a procession Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, with a herd of cattle as they celebrate their culture known as Tero Buru which was done while performing different rites among the Luo Community in Kenya 100 years ago. This event is aimed at reviving the forgotten cultures.


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Record Number Of Applications

Cal State

California State University received a record number of applications for the upcoming 2016 fall term, with more than 830,000 prospective students vying for a spot at the nation's largest public university system.

The total marked a nearly 5 percent increase over applications received for fall enrollment the previous year, according to university officials. The number of black and Latino students applying to CSU colleges rose about 25 percent each.

CSU enrolls about 460,000 students across 23 campuses.

In a statement, university officials said the increase in applications reflects a growth in the demand for higher education in California but that capacity issues persist due to state funding limitations.

Cal State Long Beach received more first-time freshman applications than any other campus, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Nearly 60,500 applied for enrollment.

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Defends Puti


US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) defended Russian President Vladimir Putin (R-KGB) on Sunday, saying it would be "despicable" if the leader actually did kill opposition journalists, as he has been accused of on US television.

But Trump asked his TV interviewer to first "prove" any such allegations.

Trump's statements come just days after a separate talkshow host asked how he felt about Putin, who "kills journalists and political opponents and invades countries."

Trump quickly responded: "I think our country does plenty of killing, also."

Grilled about the matter Sunday on ABC's "This Week" show, Trump defended Putin's record regarding Russian journalists who have died.



People goes swimming during the traditional Christmas bath in the Mediterranean sea at at Nice, southeastern France, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. Temperature of the water was 16 degrees celcius ( 60 fahrenheit).
Photo by Lionel Cironneau


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Harsh Crackdown


With Israel mired in a wave of near-daily Palestinian attacks, hard-line Israeli politicians and activists are stepping up the pressure on dovish groups that are critical of government policies- drawing accusations of a nationalist witch hunt that risks turning violent.

In recent weeks, lawmakers have circulated bills to curtail the activities of non-government organizations, while a rival hard-line activist group has launched an even fiercer campaign that accuses opponents of being spies and foreign agents. Even the country's president, a member of the ruling Likud party, has come under fire, with nationalists accusing him of coddling hostile groups.

The climate is testing Israel's democratic ideals at a time when the country is feeling pressured at home by public anger over the continuing violence and abroad by growing international criticism of its policies toward the Palestinians. This sense of frustration and isolation is fueling what some say is a siege mentality that perceives opposition activists as the enemy.

"They are using the fear of the street to manipulate more and more hateful politics ... against everyone who has the courage to stand up and say we are going in the wrong direction," said Ishai Menuchin, director of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, a group that has called for investigating possible war crimes by the Israeli military.

Since mid-September, 19 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, while at least 115 Palestinians have died by Israeli fire in the same period, 78 of them assailants, according to Israel. The rest were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces.



Participants of the 77th edition of the annual Christmas swimming 'Coupe de Noel' jump into the waters of Lake Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, 20 December 2015. More than 1,540 men and women braved the water temperature of just 8 degrees Celsius as they swam a 120 meters distance at the traditional Christmas swimming in Geneva.
Photo by Salvatore Di Nolfi


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Newest National Park

Hanford Nuclear Reservation

The nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site is now its newest national park.

Thousands of people are expected next year to tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, home of the world's first full-sized nuclear reactor, near Richland, about 200 miles east of Seattle in south-central Washington.

The Manhattan Project National Historic Park, signed into existence in November, also includes sites at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Manhattan Project is the name for the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb during World War II.

At Hanford, the main attractions will be B Reactor - the world's first full-sized reactor - along with the ghost towns of Hanford and White Bluffs, which were evacuated by the government to make room for the Manhattan Project.

Hanford Nuclear Reservation


Visitors are silhouetted against illuminated trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.
Photo by Ahn Young-joo


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Wet Nurse Surprise

King Tut

An archaeologist said Sunday that Maia, Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's wet nurse, may have actually been his sister Meritaten, reviving speculation about the identity of the mother of the boy king.

DNA tests have proved that the pharaoh Akhenaten was the father of Tutankhamun, but the identity of his mother has long been a mystery.

On Sunday, Egyptian officials and French archaeologist Alain Zivie unveiled Maia's tomb to journalists ahead of its opening to the public next month.

The tomb was discovered by Egyptologist Zivie in 1996 in Saqqara, a necropolis about 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Cairo.

"Maia is none other than princess Meritaten, the sister or half-sister of Tutankhamun and the daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti," Zivie told AFP.

King Tut


A man takes part in a protest against presidential candidate Donald Trump outside of his office in Manhattan, New York December 20, 2015.
Photo by Eduardo Munoz


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Weekend Box Office

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The Walt Disney Co. earnings destroy the previous opening record set by Universal's "Jurassic World," which drew $208.8 million this summer.

But "Star Wars" didn't fly alone this weekend. A few other movies attempted to provide some counterprogramming and ended up with comparatively decent results.

Almost a galaxy away, Fox's animated "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" came in second with $14.4 million. According to exit polls, 70 percent of audiences were comprised of families. The film also played to a rather diverse audience of 22 percent Hispanics and 19 percent African-Americans.

In third place, the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy "Sisters" earned an estimated $13.4 million out of the gates. A whopping 79 percent of audiences were female for the R-rated comedy - a solid indicator that the counterprogramming against "Star Wars" was in fact a wise choice.

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. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," $238 million ($279 million international).
    2. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip," $14.4 million.
    3. "Sisters," $13.4 million ($1.8 million international).
    4. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," $5.7 million ($7.8 million international).
    5. "Creed," $5.1 million.
    6. "The Good Dinosaur," $4.2 million ($9.2 million international).
    7. "Krampus," $3.8 million ($1.8 million international).
    8. "In the Heart of the Sea," $3.5 million ($3.9 million international).
    9. "Diwale," $1.9 million.
   10. "Bajirao Mastani," $1.7 million.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"



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A young Somali wild donkey which was born on 06 December 2015, stands in the enclosure next to its mother Shakira in the zoo in Warsaw, Poland, 19 December 2015 (issued 20 Dec). Somali wild ass (Equus africanus somalicus) are regarded a rare species with only an estimate 150 to 300 animals living in the wilderness.
Photo by Bartlomiej Zborowski



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