Keiichi Matsuda: HYPER-REALITY (Vimeo)
Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.
JESSE SCHEDEEN: "BETWEEN THE PANELS: WHY IS HARLEY QUINN SO POPULAR?" (IGN)
Harley Quinn is an interesting character in that she's among the last of the truly great, iconic Batman villains to be added to the rogues gallery. Most of Batman's core group of villains were conceived pretty early on. Joker, Riddler, Catwoman, Two-Face, Scarecrow and Penguin were all firmly established by the early 1940s.
Dennis E. Powell: Athens woman talks about her role in iconic '80s music video (Athens News)
Among the most striking [MTV] videos was "Simply Irresistible," in which the driving-yet-catchy song was delivered by Robert Palmer - on his own after success with the band Power Station - as tall, gorgeous, slightly robotic models in the background listlessly shuffled in place. They looked bored. "The models were told to look bored," said Marie Newberry of Athens. She should know. She was one of those models.
Waldi was the first official Olympic mascot. Created for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, he was a dachshund, a popular breed of dog from Germany. The course of the marathon was designed to incorporate the Waldi design, and during the construction phase of the 1972 Olympic stadium and village, Waldi was used in unofficial satirical posters.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Let me see
That would be Bubbles, the Beer Stein?
So of course I had to look this up: the first official Olympic mascot was Waldi, a striped dachshund.
1972 was the Olympics in which Mark Spitz starred. I think that's when my fascination with hunky men in tiny swimsuits began.
Waldi, a dog.
Dale of Almost Storming Diamondy Springs, Norcali answered:
Waldi was based on a Dachshund…I don't remember anything about a dog mascot…Dickhead Mark Spitz…Cathy Rigby…Sara Boberg…and a lotta Olympic Babes and their tits!
See ya Monday
DJ Useo replied:
Waldi, a Dachshund dog. Everyone I knew then wanted one, but only one of my friends got one.
Waldi ~ Long-haired Dachshund dog created for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, it represented the attributes required for athletes - resistance, tenacity and agility.
Lois Of The Lateness responded:
Good god, almost missed two in a row! Mother-in-law called me yesterday and I was almost late for work and today just lost my mind...good thing I gave notice at work! Last day is June 3rd, then I join the ranks of the old people subsisting on fixed incomes! YAY! Great Gawd Amighty, FREE AT LAST! Oh, and the trivia answers were Mighty Mouse and Waldi the Doxie, who despite his age, is in much better shape than any dog living at my house.
Joe S took the day off.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
4 - count 'em - 4 stars... Good on you, Admiral...
Okay, here's how I see it - Yeah, it's a grand thing for the historical aspects of it, and all... I enthusiastically applaud that... Now, let's move on, shall we? Never mind that the Admiral is a woman - Never mind that the Admiral is a black woman - Do keep in mind, right now, that the Admiral is one sharp, brilliant, sailor and has been since day one (which is why the Admiral now has the command that the Admiral does because the Admiral has earned it). THAT is the cogent point. THAT is what I see. THAT is all that matters... or, should matter, right? Yeah, dagnab right...
BZ - 'Bravo Zulu' - Standard US (and NATO) military signal - flag hoist, radio or TTY transmitted - meaning 'Well Done!'... I return your salute with my own, Admiral... Carry on, then, if you please.
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.
May day so gray the sun only showed up in time to set.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS', followed by '48 Hours'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
'SNL' is the SEASON FINALE with Fred Armisen hosting, music by Courtney Barnett.
ABC starts the night with the movie 'Toy Story', followed by '20/20'.
The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.
Faux fills the night with LIVE'MLB Baseball', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48: Deadly Debt', then another FRESH'The First 48: Deadly Debt'.
AMC offers the movie 'Batman Begins', followed by the movie 'I Am Legend'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR: RACES - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR: RACES - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR: RACES - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[9:00AM] TOP GEAR: RACES - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[10:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Fan vs. Wild
[11:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Cape Wrath Scotland
[12:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Norway: Edge of Survival
[1:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1-Baja Desert
[2:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 12-Jungle Swamp (Part 1)
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Symbiosis
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 23-Skin of Evil
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 24-We'll Always Have Paris
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 25-Conspiracy
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 26-The Neutral Zone
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-The Child
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Where Silence Has Lease
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Elementary, Dear Data
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 23-Skin of Evil
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 24-We'll Always Have Paris
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 25-Conspiracy
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 26-The Neutral Zone
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-The Child
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Where Silence Has Lease
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Elementary, Dear Data (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has the movie 'Sex & The City', followed by the movie 'The Devil Wears Prada'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Big Daddy', followed by the movie 'The Longest Yard', and 'Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser', followed by the FRESH'Dan Soder: Not Special'.
FX has the movie 'Ride Along', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me 2', then the movie 'Despicable Me 2', again.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Steven Yeun
[6:15AM] MARON-The 13th Step
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-15:15
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sparks
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Wife
[10:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Going Mobile
[10:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Seeker
[11:00AM] MARON-Step 1
[11:30AM] MARON-Marc's Roommate
[12:00PM] MARON-The Field Trip
[12:30PM] MARON-The 13th Step
[1:00PM] THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
[4:00PM] JURASSIC PARK III
[6:00PM] JURASSIC PARK
[9:00PM] JURASSIC PARK
[12:00AM] THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
[3:00AM] JURASSIC PARK III
[5:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sparks
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Wife (ALL TIMES EDT)
[7:15AM] Breaking and Entering
[10:00AM] Leaving Las Vegas
[12:30PM] The Conspirator
[3:00PM] Runaway Jury
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Out of the Half-Light
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Discord
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Apocrypha
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Big Bang
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Mayhem
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Family Values
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Pride
[1:00AM] Rear Window
[3:30AM] Amelia (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Isle Of The Dead', followed by the movie 'Warm Bodies'.
Actor Kevin Spacey conducts an auction during the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2016 event during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, near Cannes, France, May 19, 2016.
Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier
No amount of dollars could convince Daniel Craig to stay on as British secret agent James Bond -- or at least, not 99 million of them spread over two more films, according to a new report.
"Craig had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after 'Spectre' if he was offered a money deal," an unnamed source told a correspondent for the Daily Mail.
Daniel Craig is said to have earnt $38m during his time as Bond, whereas this £68m ($99m) offer to stay included endorsements, profit shares, and a producer's role.
October 2015's "Spectre" was Craig's fourth Bond film in ten years, and while it was only the fourth of an agreed five, he spoke in no uncertain terms of his desire to move on.
Actress Helen Mirren poses for photographers on arrival for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 69th Cannes international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, France.
Photo by Joel Ryan
Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders Thursday and defeated a measure to protect gay rights.
The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors.
Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said.
The vote for Maloney's amendment peaked at 217, beyond the majority needed for passage, before it began a sporadic decline. Members of the Republican leadership whose job is to round up needed votes were stalking the House aisles where GOP lawmakers seat, and they openly pleaded for support.
Democrats were quick to publicize the name of the Republican vote-switchers: Reps. Darrell Issa, Jeff Denham, David Valadao and Mimi Walters of California; Greg Walden of Oregon; Bruce Poliquin of Maine; and David Young of Iowa.
Hopper Penn, director Sean Penn and Dylan Penn from left, pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film The Neon Demon at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, 20, 2016.
Photo by Joel Ryan
Indigenous languages are rapidly disappearing, leaders continue to be assassinated, youth suicides are on the rise and human rights are routinely disrespected, participants of a major United Nations forum said Friday.
Leaders painted a grim picture of indigenous reality around the globe in the 21st Century as the 15th session of the United Nation's Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues drew to a close.
"During our two-week-long session we have heard story of oppression, displacement, discrimination and the marginalization of our people, however, we have also heard stories of hope and success," Alvaro Pop, the forum's chairman said in his closing remarks.
Pop called for greater dialogue between national governments, indigenous people and the U.N. so that their "vision of life and the relationship with Mother Earth can be understood and shared." He also called for greater respect for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous people, which he said is too often ignored.
The two-week long forum that ended Friday united over a 1,000 delegates from all over the world, most of whom face similar predicaments as logging, mining and the oil and gas industry continue to encroach on their ancestral lands.
Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill calling for prison terms of up the three years for doctors who performed abortions, saying the legislation would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge, her office said on Friday.
The bill, which was approved a day earlier in the Republican-dominated legislature, would have made performing an abortion a felony. It also called for revoking the license of any doctor who conducted one.
"The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered 'necessary to preserve the life of the mother,'" Fallin said, in a statement from her office, where she was described as "the most pro-life anti-choice governor in the nation."
Abortion rights groups had promised a bruising legal battle if the bill were signed into law, which would have resulted in an expensive legal battle.
Cash-strapped Oklahoma is battling a $1.3 billion budget hole that has caused it to cut education funding and other state programs.
Actor Jean Reno, left and actress Charlize Theron pose for photographers during a photo call for the film The Last Face at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 20, 2016.
Photo by Joel Ryan
A city in western India has suffered through the country's highest recorded temperature - a scorching 51 degrees Celsius (123.8 degrees Fahrenheit).
The record was set Thursday in the city of Phalodi, in the western state of Rajasthan. India's meteorological department said the previous high was 50.6 C (123 F), reached in 1956 in the city of Alwar, also in Rajasthan.
Authorities have issued a severe heat wave alert for the next two days in the western states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and parts of the central state of Madhya Pradesh. That means the areas can expect temperatures of 47 C (116.6 F) or more.
The main summer months - April, May and June - are always excruciatingly hot across most parts of India before monsoon rains bring cooler temperatures.
Rivers, lakes and dams have dried up in many parts of the western states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat, and officials say groundwater reservoirs are severely depleted.
Jury members actress and singer Vanessa Paradis (C), director Arnaud Desplechin (L) and actor Donald Sutherland pose on red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "The last Face" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 20, 2016.
Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier
Actress Faye Dunaway poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "The Last Face" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 20, 2016.
Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier
The last 50 wild donkeys on Hawaii's Big Island will be rounded up, marking the final step in a six-year effort to get them in adoptive homes.
The donkeys are the last of more than 500 that were cast-offs from the early days of Hawaii coffee and agricultural plantations.
When drought conditions forced the donkeys into residential areas in search of water, the herd became a problem. The animals wandered into roadways, tore up golf courses and drank from swimming pools, said Inga Gibson, Hawaii state director for the Humane Society of the United States.
The herd went entirely unmanaged for nearly 40 years because the donkeys weren't considered game or endangered animals.
The Humane Society stepped in six years ago after getting calls from concerned residents. The group has spent about $200,000 to get more than 450 donkeys in homes, including 120 that were flown to California in 2011 and found homes through Eagle-Eye Sanctuary Foundation and Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue.
Dancers dressed as Chinese gods perform during the inauguration ceremony of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 20, 2016. Taiwan inaugurated Tsai as its first female president on Friday, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power amid new concerns over increasingly fractious relations with Beijing and a flagging economy.
Photo by Chiang Ying-ying
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. Madonna; $4,205,057; $225.96.
2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; $2,301,652; $130.60.
3. Maroon 5; $2,198,012; $58.39.
4. Justin Bieber; $1,631,060; $100.71.
5. Ricky Martin; $1,255,474; $75.76.
6. Black Sabbath; $1,237,533; $91.74.
7. Muse; $1,227,617; $63.70.
8. Iron Maiden; $1,150,609; $61.08.
9. Kevin Hart; $1,036,617; $74.01.
10. The Who; $1,034,024; $91.94.
11. Carrie Underwood; $739,129; $66.97.
12. Little Mix; $696,986; $49.02.
13. Jason Aldean; $537,848; $58.95.
14. Ellie Goulding; $497,554; $46.68.
15. Fall Out Boy; $442,674; $52.21.
16. Bryan Adams; $425,954; $58.57.
17. Brad Paisley; $386,542; $50.30.
18. "Riverdance"; $361,070; $59.01.
19. Jeff Dunham; $353,546; $49.84.
20. Jerry Seinfeld; $337,141; $93.62.
Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96.
Young was already a well-known radio and TV comedian, having starred in his own Emmy-winning variety show, when "Mister Ed" was being readied at comedian George Burns' production company. Burns is said to have told his staff: "Get Alan Young. He looks like the kind of guy a horse would talk to."
Mr. Ed was a golden Palomino who spoke only to his owner, Wilbur Post, played by Young. Fans enjoyed the horse's deep, droll voice ("WIL-bur-r-r-r-r") and the goofy theme song lyrics ("A horse is a horse, of course, of course ... "). Cowboy star Allan "Rocky" Lane supplied Mr. Ed's voice.
Young's sly, low-key style first attracted a wide U.S. audience in 1944 with "The Alan Young Show" on ABC radio. He also drew attention from Hollywood, but early films such as "Margie" and "Mr. Belvedere Goes to College" did poorly and in 1950 he turned to the growing new medium of TV and moved "The Alan Young Show" to the small screen, where it offered a contrast to the slapstick and old vaudeville of other variety shows.
Angus Young was born Nov. 19, 1919, of Scottish parents in the north England town of North Shields. (In his later years he claimed he was born in 1924.)
The family moved to Canada when he was a child, and he began entertaining in Vancouver when he was 13. He had his own radio program, "Stag Party," on the CBC network by the time he graduated from high school. After two years in the Canadian navy, he moved to New York City.
Young was a Christian Scientist from his teen years. In the early 1970s, he left his career to work for the Mother Church in Boston. He spent three years establishing a film and broadcasting center, then toured the country for two years as a Christian Science lecturer. Disillusioned by the church bureaucracy, he returned to Hollywood in 1976.
In 1940, Young married Mary Anne Grimes and they had a daughter, Alana, and a son, Alan Jr. The marriage ended in 1947.
In 1948 he married singer Virginia McCurdy, and they had a son, Cameron Angus, and a daughter, Wendy.
A close up view of the Alain Chartier (1386-1430) illustrated manuscript at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, May, 20, 2016. The manuscript will be sold at auction on July 13 in London, with an estimated value of 1.5-2.5 million pounds (US dlrs 2.2-3.6 million, euro 1.9 -3.2 million).
Photo by Alastair Grant
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