"Modern adulthood: we're still working it all out" Lucy Mangan on being a grown-up in 2016 (Stylist)
Adulting, or at least #adulting, is everywhere - on Twitter and Instagram, on blogs, in articles and even, occasionally, in conversation (you know what I mean: I just bought a sofa/made ceviche/didn't cry in front of my boss). Probably more than occasionally if you're an actual millennial and not someone who, like me, missed the m-boat by at least five years and just wants to hug you all and tell you everything will be alright (although not necessarily this side of your 50s).
Tim Sommer: "For the Love of Mike Love: It's Time to Destroy 'the Legend of Brian Wilson'"(Observer)
I vastly prefer the current Beach Boys to the Brian Wilson touring experience. Brian's band is amazing, and they play his compositions and his arrangements with loving detail, but there is no escaping the fact that at the center of the stage is a man who often looks like he doesn't want to be there, like he's just a sad ghost inserted into the middle of the world's greatest Beach Boys cover band. Every time I see Brian Wilson, I leave depressed; but every time I see the current Beach Boys, I leave elated.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
a person who is an adept conversationalist at table
I love words: A Deipnosophist is a person who is an adept conversationalist at table.
The things I learn from you, Marty!
No rain but overcast & cool weather was quite welcome.
Lois Of The Lotus answered:
Yet another friggin' Haiku, because YOU CAN'T STOP ME!
Come to the table
But not to fill your stomach
To empty your head
(it doesn't HAVE to rhyme, you know!)
I myself could use the services of a Deipnosophist, for I eat alone, usually over the sink, so I can't see the dogs under my feet starring up in the eternal hope that I will give up and just hand over all of whatever I'm having, so maybe a very SMALL Deipnosophist who could perch by the faucet and tell me interesting stories during dinner.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
Deipnosophis is the rapidly disappearing art of table talk. Take your average trip to say a Denny's and observe how many fucking idiots are zoned into whatever device they have in their grubby paws. To hell with conversations with the other humanoids that you are sitting with. How many of you sit around a dinner table nightly to eat and discuss what's going on around them?
Giant Fake Titties
Big bouncing boobies
Deipnosophist ~ Person who is a master of the art of dinner-table conversation.
Joe S replied:
I don't know. How to throw killer parties?
I don't know if this will spark long-term doping reform. Probably not.
Amateur cyclists are being randomly tested for doping here in the U.S. I'm not talking about the semi-pro 25 y.o. about to be picked up by an international team & headed to the European tours. I'm talking about 55 y.o. men who take EPO and other banned substances so they can win their local weekend races. One guy was popped and DQ'd at the Men's National Road Races back in May. These are people with jobs, who are in excellent physical shape, who MAKE NO MONEY RACING THEIR BIKES, yet they dope and hope they don't get caught and banned for 3 years. Stupid, much?
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 begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The Expendable One', then '48 Hours'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'Premier Boxing Chamions', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Of course, 'SNL' is a RERUN with Peter Dinklage hosting, music by Gwen Stefani.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'People's List', followed by a FRESH'20/20: In An Instant'.
The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friend', 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 Misfortune', then another FRESH'The First 48: Deadly Misfortune'.
AMC offers the movie 'Unforgiven', followed by a FRESH'Hell On Wheels', then a FRESH'American West'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 8 - Episode 5
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 8 - Episode 6
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 8 - Episode 7
[9:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 6
[10:30AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 23 - Episode 3
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 21-Peak Performance
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 22-Shades of Gray
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1-Evolution
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-The Ensigns of Command
[4:00PM] STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984)
[6:30PM] STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989)
[9:00PM] STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984)
[11:30PM] STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989)
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 21-Peak Performance
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 22-Shades of Gray
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1-Evolution
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-The Ensigns of Command (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Bravo First Look', then the movie 'What Women Want'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'The Longest Yard', followed by the movie 'Don't Mess With The Zohan', then the movie 'The Longest Yard', again.
FX has LIVE'Copa America Centenario', followed by more LIVE'Copa America Centenario'.
History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', 'Barbarians Rising', and another 'Barbarians Rising'.
[6:00AM] MARON-Dave's TV Show
[8:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Winter
[8:45AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Don't Lie to Me
[9:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Can't You Hear Me Knocking
[9:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Tony Hale Wears a Blue Flannel Shirt and Fuchsia Sneakers
[10:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Tegan and Sara Wear Leather Jackets and Skinny Jeans
[10:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-T-Pain Wears Shredded Jeans and a Printed Shirt
[11:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Aubrey Plaza Wears a Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Gown With Flowers in Her Hair
[11:45AM] THE DARKEST HOUR
[1:45PM] ALIEN 3
[8:00PM] TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS
[10:15PM] TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION
[12:45AM] TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-T-Pain Wears Shredded Jeans and a Printed Shirt
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Aubrey Plaza Wears a Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Gown With Flowers in Her Hair (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] The Hunting Party
[11:30AM] The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
[2:00PM] Three Kings
[4:30PM] Training Day
[7:00PM] Dirty Harry
[9:15PM] Magnum Force
[11:45PM] Dirty Harry
[2:00AM] Magnum Force
[4:30AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Directors
[5:30AM] The Writers' Room-House of Cards (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Mummy', followed by the movie 'The Mummy Returns'.
Singer-songwriters , from left, Laura Viers, k.d. lang and Neko Case pose for a photo in Portland, Ore., Thursday, June 16, 2016. The three singer-songwriters released a new album, "case/lang/veirs," on Friday.
Photo by Don Ryan
Pixar and Disney's animated sequel Finding Dory is making a huge splash at the Friday box office, where it's on course to earn $50 million-plus for the day alone on its way to a record opening in the $130 million range.
That would be more than enough to wrest the crown for top animated opening from Shrek the Third, which debuted to $121.6 million domestically in 2007.
Finding Dory kicked things off by earning $9.2 million in Thursday-night previews. That's also a record for an animated film, besting last year's Minions ($6.2 million).
To date, Pixar's best domestic opening is Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million).
Actor George Wendt, left, and Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr work behind home plate during a celebrity softball game before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, June 17, 2016. Wendt was umpire for the celebrity match up.
Photo by Orlin Wagner
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is proud to announce a benefit party celebrating the music and life of Grammy-winning musician and mesothelioma victim, Warren Zevon, at Mr. Musichead Gallery in Hollywood on July 7, 2016 from 7-10 p.m. Warren's son Jordan Zevon-an award-winning musician himself-is co-hosting the event with ADAO and George Gruel, Warren's former road manager and author of the newly-released book, Lawyers Guns & Photos: Photographs and Tales of My Adventures with Warren Zevon.
"This once-in-a-lifetime event will bring together friends, musicians, collaborators, colleagues and fans to not only celebrate my father's legacy, but also contribute to fight to end the asbestos crisis in America," said Jordan Zevon. "Asbestos diseases cannot currently be cured, but they can be prevented through education and awareness. I can think of no better way to pay tribute to my father."
The house band will feature Randy Brown, Larry Larson, and John Wood from Warren's 1982 touring band along with David Landau and Zeke Zirngiebel, who played on the Stand in the Fire album. Throughout the evening, they will be joined by guest performers including Jorge Calderon, Bob Glaub, Brian MacDonald, and Lee Sklar. The event will showcase an exhibit of photos of Warren's rock star heyday featured inLawyers Guns & Photos. George Gruel will lead a book discussion and sign copies of his book. A live auction of Warren Zevon memorabilia will also offer fans a rare opportunity to own a part of rock-n-roll history.
Warren Zevon received five posthumous Grammy nominations and won two Grammy awards, including Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Wind. He passed away in 2003 from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. His death moved his son Jordan Zevon to become the national spokesperson for ADAO, lending his voice to spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos.
Proceeds from ticket sales and the live auction will be donated to ADAO.
David Duchovny, star of the television series "Aquarius," banters with photographers at the season two premiere of the show at the Paley Center on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
A Congresswoman who is "sick and tired" of drug testing welfare recipients has introduced a bill in Congress that would subject the rich to many of those same requirements.
Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., unveiled Thursday the Top 1% Accountability Act, which would require those claiming itemized deductions of more than $150,000 on their tax returns to submit to drug tests or file for less generous tax deductions.
The proposal is a shot across the bow at Republican governors in states, including Moore's home state of Wisconsin, that require the recipients of certain welfare benefit programs to be drug tested in order to remain eligible to receive assistance.
"As a strong advocate for social programs aimed at combating poverty, it deeply offends me that there is such a deep stigma surrounding those who depend on government benefits, especially as a former welfare recipient," Moore said in a statement. "Sadly, Republicans across the country continue to implement discriminatory policies that criminalize the less fortunate and perpetuate false narratives about the most vulnerable among us."
One by one, the observatories sounded the alarm in the past few years-from the peak of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, and the top of the Greenland ice sheet-as the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere crept above 400 parts per million (ppm).
The last alarm bells went off this week, when scientists announced that the Halley Research Station in Antarctica, as well as a monitoring post at the geographic South Pole, both located amid the most pristine air on the planet, have now passed the 400 ppm mark.
In other words, at every location on Earth where scientists routinely monitor carbon dioxide levels, we are now entering uncharted territory for humanity.
For reference, carbon dioxide levels were at about 280 ppm at the start of the industrial revolution, when humans began burning fossil fuels for energy. They have marched upward at increasing rates ever since.
Carbon dioxide concentrations in the northern hemisphere have already eclipsed the 400 ppm milestone. These observatories are located closer to pollution sources, and this elevates the observed carbon dioxide levels.
The head of the military agency that searches for and identifies the remains of missing servicemen is resigning after just one year to take over a troubled nonprofit that cares for wounded troops.
Michael Linnington became the director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency last summer. He plans to leave next month to become the CEO of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Linnington became the leader of the POW/MIA mission at the Pentagon after Congress and groups that advocate for families of the missing had criticized the way the military was handling identifications.
Since Linnington took the helm, the agency's laboratories have nearly doubled the identifications of missing servicemen.
At the Wounded Warrior Project, Linnington will lead a nonprofit that has been criticized for lavish spending. The New York Times and CBS News in January reported employees, veterans and charity watchdogs were complaining the organization was profiteering off veterans.
Police in Tennessee say wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his girlfriend have been arrested on charges of domestic violence.
Officers arrested the 66-year-old Lawler and 27-year-old Lauryn McBride after responding to a call at Lawler's home Thursday night in East Memphis.
News outlets cited an arrest affidavit that says the couple told officers they got into an argument that turned violent. McBride said Lawler hit her on the head and pushed her against the stove. Lawler said McBride scratched his face and kicked him in the groin.
Police arrested both because they weren't able to determine the primary aggressor.
Hours after Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee defiantly told reporters on Thursday evening that Chinese authorities had detained him for eight months (five of them in solitary confinement), and forced him to issue a scripted TV confession for trading in banned books, China's Global Times delivered what seemed like a state-sanctioned riposte.
The daily, which is affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party and specializes in flag-waving editorials, dismissed international condemnation of the mysterious disappearances of five Hong Kong-connected booksellers who specialized in scurrilous paperbacks skewering - with little documentary evidence - China's political elite.
All five had ended up in detention on the mainland - even though two had last been seen outside of mainland China, prompting worries that they had been abducted by agents of the Chinese state. However, the Global Times editorial followed a predictable line - at least initially. It warned that although Hong Kong is governed by different laws from the rest of China, "all different forces in Hong Kong must respect the political system in China. It's not right to take actions which may harm the state security and the political stability in mainland China."
The Global Times also noted, with apparent approval, that Lam "confirmed that he had not been abused or tortured on the mainland." The story did not mention that Lam said he had been blindfolded and handcuffed during his detention, that he had been denied access to lawyers or the outside world, or that, buy his account, security personnel were so worried that he might commit suicide that they tied a string to his toothbrush and held onto it, in case he tried to shove it down his throat and choke himself to death.
But by later on Friday morning, the link to the Global Times article had been severed. It joined the millions of other web pages in China that have simply disappeared, presumably courtesy of the nation's censorship machine. In fact, the editorial, which was posted at 3 a.m. on Friday, was a curious one. Although it lectured Hong Kong residents on the limits of the so-called "one country, two systems" structure that allows the territory far more political autonomy than the mainland, the editorial also noted that the "mainland should respect Hong Kong's independent jurisdiction more strictly, and understand the public opinion in Hong Kong is highly sensitive in these issues." Such recognition of local Hong Kong sentiment, which has grown ever more wary of mainland interference, is rarely expressed in official Chinese circles.
U.S. Representative David Jolly (R-Scientology) ended his bid for a U.S. Senate seat from Florida on Friday, opening the way for Marco Rubio to seek re-election in an effort to help Republicans maintain control of the chamber.
"Marco is saying he's getting in," Jolly, a fellow Republican who has been running to fill the seat for the past 10 months, said on CNN. Rubio dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Later Friday, Jolly, who represents the area around St. Petersburg and Clearwater, said he will run for re-election to his congressional seat.
Rubio, who ended his presidential bid in March, said this week he was reconsidering running and may decide as early as this weekend.
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