Pamela Druckerman: Eat Up. You'll Be Happier. (NY Times)
MY father-in-law, an anthropologist, likes to talk about the time he ate dog penis. He was visiting a remote town in South Korea, and the mayor invited him to lunch. Once they'd finished the dog soup (not a big deal), a waitress carried out the boiled penis on a silver plate. The mayor cut it lengthwise with scissors, then served half to each of them.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career.
He has included rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music. As a solo musician and a member of The Police, he received 16 Grammy Awards, his first for best rock instrumental in 1980, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe award, an Emmy Award, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014.
Charlie was first, and correct, with:
It's Sting. I rather prefer the group to the solo stuff.
Stink, er... Sting!
Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you take
Every claim you stake
...I'll be watching you
Alan J answered:
STEPHEN F said:
That titan of the Tantric is
John I from Hawai'i says,
"Gordon Lightfoot." Sundown!!
Four names for Sting. What a talent he is!
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
Sting's, the former member of the splendid band The Police, solo career has never been about the music, but about testing the limits of his female fan base while maintaining the lifestyle to which he became accustomed due to the success of The Police. Even Stuart Copeland said about Sting: "Sting was a asshole before, and now he really is." Yet he is a $300 million asshole!
LaLa Lois Of Oregon replied:
Hm. Sting. Damn. I got nothing.
Sitting here at the library next to a nine year old playing
Was gonna sing for some books but my courage is
fading...didn't want to come to the library drunk; that
would be POOR FORM, and just can't do this sober! Oh, well,
will probably never write that autobiography anyway.
DJ Useo said:
It's Sting. I just got his new best of. Excellent.
MAM , wrote:
'Sting', an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist.
Joe S replied:
It's Sting. I know this one, didn't have to look it up. Know why? Well I'll tell ya why, because Carla and Sting are cousins. Not close cousins but cousins never-the-less. We found that out a couple of years ago, but Carla has yet to ask him for a loan.
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CBS begins the night with a RERUN'Scorpion', followed by a RERUN'Criminal Minds', then '48 Hours'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
'SNL' is a RERUN with Chris Hemsworth hosting, music by Zac Brown Band.
ABC starts the night with the movie 'Toy Story 3', followed by a RERUN'Shark Tank'.
The CW offers an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men', then an old 'Family Guy', followed by another old 'Family Guy'.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'NASCAR Sprint Cup', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has an old 'Burn Notice', followed by another old 'Burn Notice'.
A&E has the movie 'Kiss The Girls', followed by the movie 'Twister', and 'Married At First Sight'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Outlaw Josey Wales', followed by the movie 'Jurassic Park'.
[6:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 3 - Ep 1 - The Weight of This Combination
[7:00AM] Tatau - Season 1 - Episode 1
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 5 - Barefoot Bob's
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Cafe 36
[10:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 11 - Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse
[11:00AM] Top Gear - Season 15 - Episode 1
[12:00PM] Top Gear - Season 15 - Episode 2
[1:00PM] Top Gear - Season 15 - Episode 3
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 15 - Episode 4
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 26 - Time's Arrow (Part 1)
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Time's Arrow (Part 2)
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 2 - Realm of Fear
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 3 - Man of the People
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 4 - Relics
[8:00PM] Orphan Black - Season 3 - Ep 1 - The Weight of This Combination
[9:00PM] Orphan Black - Season 3 - Ep 2 - NEW
[10:00PM] Tatau - Season 1 - Episode 2 NEW
[11:00PM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 2
[12:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 3 - Ep 2
[1:00AM] Tatau - Season 1 - Episode 2
[2:00AM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 2
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 2 - Realm of Fear
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 3 - Man of the People
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 4 - Relics (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has the movie 'Bad Boys', followed by a movie, TBA.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Shallow Hal', followed by the movie 'Hot Tub Time Machine', then the movie 'Shallow Hal'.
FX has the movie 'Thor', followed by the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.
History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', 'The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved', followed by a FRESH'The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved', then a FRESH'Engineering Disasters'.
[6:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-TERMITES OF 1938
[6:25AM] THE THREE STOOGES-THREE PESTS IN A MESS
[6:50AM] THE THREE STOOGES-THREE SMART SAPS
[7:15AM] THE THREE STOOGES-WHAT'S THE MATADOR?
[7:40AM] THE THREE STOOGES-WHO DONE IT?
[8:05AM] THE THREE STOOGES-BABY SITTERS' JITTERS
[8:30AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HOT TUB
[9:00AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-IDA'S BOYFRIEND
[9:30AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-SOFTBALL
[10:00AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-REESE'S APARTMENT
[10:30AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-MALCOLM VISITS COLLEGE
[11:00AM] PORTLANDIA-HOUSE FOR SALE
[12:00PM] PORTLANDIA-GETTING AWAY
[1:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-LIL JON WEARS A BASEBALL CAP AND SUNGLASSES
[1:30PM] I SPY
[3:45PM] FANTASTIC MR. FOX
[5:45PM] INTOLERABLE CRUELTY
[8:00PM] O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
[10:30PM] O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
[1:00AM] BURN AFTER READING
[3:15AM] BURN AFTER READING
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-LIL JON WEARS A BASEBALL CAP AND SUNGLASSES (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Black Rain
[8:45AM] The American President
[11:00AM] Peggy Sue Got Married
[1:15PM] Love Actually
[4:15PM] Roll Bounce
[6:45PM] Boyz N the Hood
[9:00PM] We Are Marshall
[12:00AM] The Natural
[3:00AM] Blue Valentine
[5:30AM] Iconoclasts-James Franco & Marina Abramovic (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Lake Placid: the Final Chapter', followed by the movie 'Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda'.
In this photo provided by CBS, host David Letterman, left, sits in the guest's chair as comedian Jerry Seinfield sits at Letterman's desk, on the set of the "Late Show with David Letterman," Friday, April 24, 2015 in New York.
Photo by Jeffrey R. Staab
Michael Palin, from left, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam attend a special Tribeca Film Festival screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at the Beacon Theatre on Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Andy Kropa
A big reservoir of hot, partly molten rock has been discovered beneath the famed Yellowstone National Park in the United States, but researchers said Thursday there is no added risk of volcanic eruption.
The findings in the journal Science show for the first time that the amount of magma beneath the surface is far bigger than previously thought.
The reservoir lies 12 to 28 miles (19 to 45 kilometers) beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano and is more than four times bigger than the magma chamber that is already known to exist.
"For the first time, we have imaged the continuous volcanic plumbing system under Yellowstone," said co-author Hsin-Hua Huang, a post-doctoral researcher in geology and geophysics at the University of Utah.
A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury.
In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years.
"It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Mexico City.
Unsure why the mercury was put there, Gomez says the metal may have been used to symbolize an underworld river or lake. Previously uncovered in small amounts at a few Maya sites much further south, it had never been found in Teotihuacan.
Difficult to mine and prized for its reflective properties, mercury was rare in ancient Mexico. Archaeologists believe may have lent it a supernatural significance for ritual ends.
Actress Julianne Moore accepts the CinemaCon Vanguard Award during The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada April 23, 2015. CinemaCon is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.
Photo by Steve Marcus
A pop star from the 1980s and '90s has been named president of an all-boys Catholic school in Honolulu.
Glenn Medeiros will start his new job July 1, the St. Louis School board of trustees announced Wednesday. Medeiros' hit single, "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You," was released in 1987. In 1990, he recorded "She Ain't Worth It" with Bobby Brown.
Medeiros has a bachelor's degree in history and humanities from the University of Hawaii's West Oahu campus, a master's degree in education from University of Phoenix and a doctorate degree in education from the University of Southern California.
The board said it selected Medeiros after an extensive search, Honolulu news station KHON-TV reported. He's currently vice principal at Maryknoll High School in Honolulu.
When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."
Pauline McKee and her daughter excitedly summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a $41.8 million jackpot. But state officials later concluded the award was a computer glitch and that the Isle Hotel Casino in Waterloo didn't have to pay. And the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that McKee didn't hit any jackpot - no matter what the screen told her. Her good fortune was actually worth only $1.85 based on how the symbols aligned on the Miss Kitty game, the court said.
Game rules said the maximum award was $10,000 and allowed for no bonus awards, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote for the unanimous seven-member court. The rules and pay table, which were available on a touch screen, amount to a contract between the casino and the player and it doesn't matter that McKee didn't read them, he added.
"Any message appearing on the screen indicating the patron would receive a $41 million bonus was a gratuitous promise and the casino's failure to pay it could not be challenged as a breach of contract," Mansfield wrote in a ruling that dismissed a lawsuit filed by McKee.
Actor Alan Arkin (L) and his wife actress Suzanne Newlander Arkin pose during the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada April 23, 2015. Alan Arkin was honored with the CinemaCon Lifetime Achievement Award. CinemaCon is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.
Photo by Steve Marcus
An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of the diseases.
Indiana state health officials said Friday that the number of positive HIV tests so far this year has jumped to 142 in Scott County, which saw just three new HIV cases between 2009 and 2013, and has never seen more than five cases in a year, health officials said.
The new number includes 136 confirmed cases and 6 preliminary positives in the county, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky.
French singer Charles Aznavour attends a memorial service at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide memorial complex in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 24, 2015. Armenians on Friday marked the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event widely viewed by scholars as genocide. Turkey, however, denies the deaths constituted genocide and says the death toll has been inflated.
Photo by Vahan Stepanyan
The recent outbreaks of whooping cough in the United States may be due, in part, to a change made two decades ago to vaccine ingredients, a new study finds.
In 2012, the United States had about 48,000 cases of whooping cough (also called pertussis) - the most cases since 1955. Although the numbers dropped in 2013 and 2014 to about 29,000 cases yearly, there are still far more cases now than in decades past. Between 1965 and 2002, there were no more than 10,000 cases yearly.
Researchers have proposed a number of ideas for the increase, including increased awareness of the disease and better diagnostic techniques. Others have suggested that fewer people were getting the vaccine, and some thought that the new vaccine's ingredients were less effective.
In the new study, researchers tested these theories using mathematical models. They used an enormous data set from a variety of sources on whooping cough cases in the U.S. from 1950 to 2009.
They found that a change in vaccine ingredients was the best explanation for the recent whooping cough outbreaks, according to the study, published today (April 23) in the journal PLOS ONE Computational Biology.
A woman takes pictures of the art installaion "Overcoming Boundaries" by German conceptual artist Ottmar Hoerl in Berlin, Germany April 24, 2015. The project, consisting of some 1000 sculptures of the Einheitsmaennchen (Unity Man) is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the German reunification.
Photo by Hannibal Hanschke
Polish authorities said Friday they will not allow a nationalistic Russian motorcycle group loyal to President Vladimir Putin to enter Poland, but insisted the move is not political and was made in part because Polish authorities would not be able to guarantee their security.
The Night Wolves group had planned to enter Poland next week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Their plan was to cross several countries on their way to Berlin, following a path taken by the Red Army in its defeat of Adolf Hitler's Germany.
The Foreign Ministry in Warsaw said that it was refusing to let the bikers enter Poland because it did not receive precise information from them about their route and schedule, information "necessary to ensure proper security for the participants."
Both Germany and the Czech Republic, which the Night Wolves also planned to cross on their trip, expressed unease with the planned ride Friday.
Sun rises behind a giant metal statue of a bison in a field near the village of Dudichi, southwest of Minsk, April 24, 2015. European bison, a national symbol of Belarus, is the largest wild animal in the country.
Photo by Vasily Fedosenko
A seagull flys over a sea of poppies blanketing Federation Square as part of the 5,000 Poppies project to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC, in Melbourne, Australia, April 24, 2015. Upcoming April 25, 2015 marks the centenary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops at Gallipoli during World War I.
Photo by Tracey Nearmy
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