BartCop Entertainment Archives - Saturday, 11 July, 2015


11 July, 2015

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Paul Krugman: Greece's Economy Is a Lesson for Republicans in the U.S. (NY Times Column)
Economic policy promoted by American conservatives is how Greece got in severe trouble.

BRIAN LYNCH and COURTNIE SWEARINGEN: Why We Shut Down Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' Forum(NY Times)
Our primary concern, and reason for taking the site down temporarily, is that Reddit's management made critical changes to a very popular website without any apparent care for how those changes might affect their biggest resource: the community and the moderators that help tend the subreddits that constitute the site.

ERIK PIEPENBURG: Hold the Phone, It's Patti LuPone (NY Times)
At Wednesday's matinee of the Douglas Carter Beane comedy "Shows for Days," in which Ms. LuPone plays a small-town theater diva, four cellphones went off, twice from the same phone. It created, as Ms. LuPone put it, "a cacophony of noise."

Paul Lester: "Jerry Lee Lewis: 'Without Great Balls of Fire, rock'n'roll would be boring'" (Guardian)
The pioneering rock'n'roller on how John Lennon embarrassed him by kissing his feet, how a handgun habit felt normal, and flipping his Rolls-Royce.

Peter Bradshaw: "Touch of Evil review - brilliant noir drama restored to Welles's vision" (Guardian)
Orson Welles gave one of his most Shakespearean performances as an ageing, corrupt police chief in this remarkable melodrama.

Jake Rossen: When the FBI Went After 'Mad' Magazine (Mental Floss)
In a memo dated November 30, 1957, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as "A. Jones" raised an issue of critical importance: "Several complaints to the Bureau have been made concerning the 'Mad' comic book [sic], which at one time presented the horror of war to readers."

Colin Robinson: "Lawrence Ferlinghetti: 'Most of the poets were on something, but somebody had to mind the shop'" (Guardian)
The publisher of the Beats talks about Ginsberg the showman, the Albert hall 'happening' and how one of his own poets emptied the City Lights till.

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Dylan's first Top 40 hit in the US, peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. What was the title?

      Subterranean Homesick Blues                                                      Source

"Subterranean Homesick Blues" is a song by Bob Dylan, recorded on January 14, 1965, and released as a single on Columbia Records, catalogue 43242, on March 8. It appeared some two weeks later as the lead track to the album Bringing It All Back Home. It was Dylan's firstTop 40 hit in the U.S., peaking at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also entered the Top 10 on the singles chart in the United Kingdom. The song has subsequently been reissued on numerous compilations, the first being his 1967 singles compilation Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. One of Dylan's first 'electric' pieces, "Subterranean Homesick Blues" was also notable for its innovative film clip, which first appeared in D. A. Pennebaker's documentary, Dont Look Back.        Source

"Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 song by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Its confrontational lyrics originated in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965, when he returned exhausted from a grueling tour of England. Dylan distilled this draft into four verses and a chorus. "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway 61 Revisited.

Despite its length, the song became Dylan's most commercially successful release to date, remaining in the US charts for 12 weeks, where it reached number 2 behind The Beatles' "Help!". The promotional copies released to disc jockeys on July 15 had the first two verses and two refrains on one side of the disk, and the remainder of the song on the other. DJs wishing to play the entire song would simply flip the vinyl over. While many radio stations were reluctant to play "Like a Rolling Stone" in its entirety, public demand eventually forced them to air it in full. This helped the single reach its number 2 peak, several weeks after its release. It was a Top 10 hit in other countries, including Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.        Source

Jim from CA, retired to ID, was first, and correct, with:
   Subterranean Homesick Blues

Randall wrote:
   Like a Rolling Stone
  leaps to mind
  ...but it seems like that one went a lot higher on the charts than #39

Alan J said:
   Like A Rolling Stone.

mj replied:
   You're asking me to revive memory cells that have been in storage for a long time
  The first Dylan that I remember hearing on a regular basis was "Like a Rolling Stone."

Kevin K. in Washington, DC ( "You don't need a hashtag to know which way the meme trends". ) responded:
   I was going to guess "Like A Rolling Stone", but then I thought that got
  further up the charts than just #39, so I cheated by searching the tubes of
  the internets on the google, and came up with "Subterranean Homesick Blues".

Adam answered:
   'Subterranean Homesick Blues'? I really have no idea...

Marian replied:
   Subterranean Homesick Blues

Lois Of Oregon replied:
   Subterranean Homesick Blues was Bob Dylan's early attempt at rap music. Personally, I prefer Neil Diamond. Also, did anyone else notice that Mr. Dylan appeared to be trying to look like Richard Boone at one point?

Doldrums Dale of Warm Springs of Diamonds, Norcali responded:
   "Subterranean Homesick Blues." "You don't need a fisherman to know if something is fishy" KISS Friday! Identify the one celebrity…hint…SF

MAM   wrote:
   "Subterranean Homesick Blues" b/w "She Belongs To Me"

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Tonight, Saturday:

CBS begins the night with another Saturday night dumpathon of cancelled shows - a FRESH 'The Millers', followed by another FRESH 'The Millers', then a FRESH 'The McCarthys', followed by another FRESH 'The McCarthys', then '48 Hours'.

NBC opens the night with a RERUN 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls', followed by 'Dateline'.
Of course, 'SNL' is a RERUN.

ABC starts the night with a RERUN 'Celebrity Family Feud', followed by another RERUN 'Celebrity Family Feud', then another RERUN 'Celebrity Family Feud'.

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 'MLB Baseball', then pads the left coast with local crap.

MY has an old 'Burn Notice', followed by another old 'Burn Notice'.

A&E has all old 'Storage Wars' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'Lethal Weapon 3', followed by the movie 'Lethal Weapon', then the movie 'Lethal Weapon 2'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Top Gear: Best Of 08-09-Episode 1
 [7:00AM]    Top Gear: Best Of 08-09-Episode 2
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 15 - Amy's Baking Company
 [9:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 7 - Ep 1 - Return to Amy's Baking Company
 [10:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 7 - Ep 2 - Pantaleone's
 [11:00AM]    Battlestar Galactica - Miniseries-Night 1
 [1:00PM]    Battlestar Galactica - Miniseries-Night 2
 [3:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Encounter at Farpoint (Part 1)
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 2 - Encounter at Farpoint (Part 2)
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 3 - The Naked Now
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 4 - Code of Honor
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 5 - The Last Outpost
 [8:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Where No One Has Gone Before
 [9:00PM]    Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 9 - The Gorgon's Gaze NEW
 [10:00PM]    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell-Season 1 - Ep 5 - Arabella NEW
 [11:15PM]    The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 13
 [12:15AM]    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
 [2:15AM]    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell-Season 1 - Ep 5 - Arabella
 [3:30AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 25 - All Good Things... (Part 1)
 [4:30AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 26 - All Good Things... (Part 2)
 [5:30AM]    Planet Earth: Extreme Predators    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Bravo's First Take', then the movie '50 First Dates'.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Liar Liar', followed by the movie 'Superbad'.

FX has the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', followed by the movie 'Thor', then the movie 'Thor', again.

History has 'The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man', another 'The Legend Of Shelby The Swamp Man', 'Alone', another 'Alone', and still another 'Alone'.

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 [10:30PM]    BLADE II

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 [6:00AM]    The Approval Matrix-America's Hall Monitors
 [6:45AM]    Before Sunrise
 [9:00AM]    Before Sunset
 [10:45AM]    The Aviator
 [2:15PM]    The Outlaw Josey Wales
 [5:15PM]    In the Line of Fire
 [8:00PM]    Conan the Barbarian
 [10:30PM]    Conan the Barbarian
 [1:00AM]    In the Line of Fire
 [3:45AM]    Once Upon a Time in Mexico    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Jurassic Park III', followed by the movie 'Oz The Great & Powerful'.

 [6:00 AM]      Stage Door (1937)
 [7:30 AM]      Beauty And The Boss (1932)
 [8:45 AM]      Duck Soup (1933)
 [10:00 AM]      Batman and Robin: Tunnel of Terror (1949)
 [10:30 AM]      The Golden Idol (1954)
 [12:00 PM]      The Man From Laramie (1955)
 [2:00 PM]      How the West Was Won (1962)
 [5:00 PM]      America America (1963)
 [8:00 PM]      Shop Around the Corner (1940)
 [10:00 PM]      Journey (1959)
 [12:15 AM]      The Baroness And The Butler (1938)
 [2:00 AM]      Bayou (1957)
 [3:30 AM]      Baby Doll (1956)
 [5:30 AM]      Delicious Dishes (1950)
 [5:30 AM]      The Children Must Learn (1940)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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 [6:00 AM]      Reckless (1935)
 [8:00 AM]      She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
 [10:00 AM]      The Big Broadcast Of 1937 (1936)
 [12:00 PM]      Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
 [2:00 PM]      The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
 [4:00 PM]      Ball of Fire (1942)
 [6:00 PM]      Divorce, American Style (1967)
 [8:00 PM]      Match Your Mood (1968)
 [8:00 PM]      How to Sleep (1935)
 [8:00 PM]      Movie Pests (1944)
 [8:00 PM]      The Big Dog House (1930)
 [8:00 PM]      Handlebars (1933)
 [8:00 PM]      One Got Fat (1963)
 [10:00 PM]      Penny Wisdom (1937)
 [10:00 PM]      Grandad of Races (1950)
 [10:00 PM]      A Boy and His Dog (1946)
 [10:00 PM]      Star in the Night (1945)
 [10:00 PM]      Of Pups and Puzzles (1941)
 [10:00 PM]      Crashing the Water Barrier (1956)
 [10:00 PM]      Heavenly Music (1943)
 [10:00 PM]      Quicker'n a Wink (1940)
 [12:00 AM]      Grandma's Boy (1922)     SILENT 
 [1:15 AM]      For Heaven's Sake (1926)     SILENT 
 [2:30 AM]      Ivan's Childhood (1961)
 [4:15 AM]      Kanal (1957)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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In May, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to visually demonstrate what a true debate on climate change should look like. Instead of bringing out one expert on either side of the issue, Oliver brought on set 97 scientists who support evidence that humans are causing global warming to argue with three climate skeptics-"a statistically representative climate change debate," he said.

The sketch was based on the "climate consensus," the notion that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is occurring and that humans are part of the problem.

But if Oliver really wanted to be up-to-date on his stats, he would have put 99.99 scientists on one side of the desk.

That's according to James L. Powell, director of the National Physical Sciences Consortium, who reviewed more than 24,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles on climate change published between 2013 and 2014.

Powell identified 69,406 authors named in the articles, four of which rejected climate change as being caused by human emissions.

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Joss Whedon surprised everyone when he showed up to moderate the panel of the Comedy Central series, "Another Period," and then got some laughs when he took a shot at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

"Everything I have seen about this show is my favorite thing," Whedon said. "It makes us laugh, but it makes us think and it reminds us of the universal truth: that rich white people are f-king insane. It's obviously a fantasy and something we can all laugh at, because those days are all over - -and then Donald Trump says something. I suspect he may be a Bellacourt."

Whedon compared Trump to Bellacourt, the name of the wealthy family that live in luxury in "Another Period."

The real estate mogul is now the preferred GOP nominee for president for 15 percent of respondents who took aa new Economist/YouGov poll. The percentage places Trump four points ahead of Jeb Bush and Rand Paul, who were both tied for second place. Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee shared third place with 9 percent each.

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Britain Receives Gift

Mark I Spitfire

Prince William on Thursday inspected a rare Spitfire plane gifted to a British museum by a US philanthropist on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain aerial campaign by Nazi Germany.

Gold investor Thomas Kaplan also donated the proceeds from a Christie's auction on Thursday of a second Mark I Spitfire he owned to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Panthera, a wildlife charity.

The two planes -- the earliest models of Spitfire -- both crashed on French beaches during the battle of Dunkirk in 1940 and sank into the sand.

They were recovered and are now the only two of those models in existence that can still fly, following a painstaking restoration lasting years.

Some spare parts were bought on eBay from the descendants of air force veterans who had kept them as mementoes of World War II.

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Ruben Blades speaks during the "Fear the Walking Dead" panel on day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. At left looking on is Lorenzo James Henrie.
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Last Flight Expected In October

US Airways

The last flight for US Airways will take place this fall, and one more name in airline history will disappear.

The farewell flight for US Airways will be a red-eye - Flight 434 is scheduled to leave San Francisco around 10 p.m. and land in Philadelphia after 6 a.m. on Oct. 18. The US Airways website will be turned off. Airport kiosks and signs will change to American Airlines.

The two airlines merged in December 2013 and decided to keep the better-known American name. Vestiges of the carrier will survive for some time, however, as some planes won't be repainted yet in American's colors and logo.

In the last 10 years, mergers have eliminated Northwest, Continental and AirTran. Before that, Pan Am, TWA and many smaller carriers disappeared.

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H. Ty Warner

A federal appeals court on Friday agreed with a sentence of probation for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, rejecting arguments by federal prosecutors that he deserved prison time for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account.

H. Ty Warner was accused of evading $5.6 million in U.S. taxes by concealing assets. He pleaded guilty, made full restitution - and paid a nearly $54 million civil penalty.

But when the trial judge sentenced him to two years' probation, prosecutors - who were pushing for at least a year in prison - took the rare move of appealing the sentence. They argued that the toy maker got off too easy given the lengths to which he went to conceal his crime.

"While incarcerating Warner undoubtedly would have sent a stronger message, the message sent by his existing sentence is, in our view, strong enough," the judges wrote in the Friday ruling. "Even without a prison sentence, Warner's payment of a $53.6 million penalty already provides a measure of deterrence."

The appellate judges added that "probation is a common sentence in offshore tax evasion cases," citing a statistic that roughly half of defendants convicted since 2008 have received probation instead of prison time.

H. Ty Warner


Cast members (from L-R) Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham and Carice van Houten from the television series "Game of Thrones", pose during the 2015 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 10, 2015.
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Sues Former Creedence Bandmates

John Fogerty

John Fogerty is suing two of his former Creedence Clearwater Revival bandmates claiming they haven't paid him in years for performing the band's hits with their new group.

Fogerty's lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles is against Stuart Cook and Douglas Clifford, two founding Creedence members who now perform - without Fogerty - under the name Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

Fogerty previously sued the men over using the Creedence Clearwater name, but settled with them in 2001 for a share of their touring and merchandise income.

Forgerty's lawsuit claims he hasn't been paid his share since December 2011. His lawsuit does not say how much he is seeking.

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Tenor John Overholt portrays US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during a dress rehearsal of a new American Opera by Derrick Wang titled 'Scalia/Ginsburg' at the Castleton Festival, in Castleton, Virginia, USA, 10 July 2015. In the plot of this comic opera, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia must pass through three cosmic trials to secure their freedom. The catch: they may have to agree on the Constitution. The world premiere takes place 11 July.
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Hawaii Pushes To Limit Access

Mauna Kea

After months of protesters camping on Mauna Kea to block construction of a giant telescope near its summit, the state is trying to limit their access to the mountain, which is held sacred by many Native Hawaiians.

Even though camping is already prohibited on the mountain, state Attorney General Doug Chin said it's necessary to implement rules restricting being within a mile of the mountain's access road during certain nighttime hours, unless in a moving vehicle, and prohibiting camping gear.

Simply saying no camping is allowed is too vague, Chin told the state's Board of Land and Natural Resources during a meeting Friday to consider the emergency rule.

Construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope remains stalled as protesters maintain an around-the-clock presence on the mountain. More than 40 protesters were arrested during the two days that crews unsuccessfully attempted to restart construction.

Mauna Kea


Jessica Bykowski, (C) from San Diego, who is dressed as a pink Darth Vader, poses for photographs with two convention goers on the second day of Comic-Con 2015, in San Diego, California, USA, 10 July 2015.
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Russia Seeks To Identify Remains

Nicholas II

Russia has launched a new drive to confirm the identity of and bury remains thought to be those of the last tsar's daughter and only son, which have been stored in state archives for nearly a decade.

Remains believed to be those of Nicholas II's heir, Alexei, who suffered from haemophilia, and his sister, Grand Duchess Maria, lie unburied in state archives amid doubts over their identity.

In a step towards their final burial, the Russian government on Thursday ordered the creation of a high-level task force to work on their identification and burial, led by the head of the government's administration, Sergei Prikhodko.

Russia in 1998 buried remains of other members of the tsar's family found in 1991 in Saint Petersburg's Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Nicholas II


The kings of Carnival from Rio de Janeiro, Rei Momo (the black king) Wilson Dias da Costa Neto (L) and Rainha (queen) Clara Paixao (C) dance on stage at the 24th Samba Festival in Coburg, Germany, 10 July 2015. This year's edition runs from 10 to 12 July.
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Half Dome Rock's Exfoliation


A towering icon of Yosemite National Park just got a face-lift, as a huge slab of rock recently peeled off Half Dome, possibly changing the route up to the top for climbers.

"Our climbing rangers are still assessing the new situation up there, but it does seem like some relatively easy climbing has now been replaced with a blank face of rock," said Greg Stock, a Yosemite National Park geologist and climber. "So it is going to be more challenging here in the short term," he said.

The iconic Half Dome granite formation towers almost 5,000 feet (about 1,500 meters) above Yosemite Valley. The slab fell from one of the most popular cliffs for climbers, which rises over 1,000 feet (300 m) and takes between one to a few days to climb, Stock said. [See Photos of the World's Weirdest Balancing Rocks ]

The fallen piece was triangular in shape and about 100 feet wide at the base and 200 feet along the long vertical side (30 by 60 m), Stock said. He said that the piece likely fell somewhere between 500 and 600 feet (150 and 180 m) and then "broke up into I don't know how many small pieces" that are now "just a field of rubble at the base of the cliff," he told Live Science.

The Half Dome rockfall was a classic "exfoliation" event, which is geology-speak for the process in which thin slabs of rock peel away from either a cliff or dome-shaped surface.



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In Memory

Omar Sharif

Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who died Friday aged 83, captivated audiences worldwide for more than half a century, but will forever be remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago".

The winner of two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia", Sharif was known for his debonair style, raffish good looks and often mischievous joie de vivre.

Sharif began acting in the 1950s and his most high-profile roles were in the 1960s when he won an Oscar nomination for "Lawrence of Arabia" and Golden Globes for the same film and for "Doctor Zhivago".

The actor, fluent in Arabic, English, French, Greek, Italian and Spanish, went on to star in many films and television productions, including alongside Barbra Streisand in 1968's "Funny Girl".

Sharif kept working over the following decades, often in television movies, and in later years became equally renowned for his prowess as a bridge player and owner of thoroughbred racehorses.

Born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria -- at the time a cosmopolitan hub -- to parents of Syrian and Lebanese extraction, he was raised a Catholic.

He studied at Alexandria's Victoria College before gaining a degree in mathematics and physics from Cairo University.

He joined his father's lumber business, but the acting bug had taken hold while he was studying, and in 1954 he made his silver screen debut in the Egyptian film "Siraa Fil-Wadi" ("The Blazing Sun") by Youssef Chahine.

The movie's romantic intrigue was echoed off screen as he married the leading lady, famed Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, converting to Islam and renaming himself Omar Sharif.

They had one son, Tarek, before divorcing in 1974. Hamama died in January 2015, with Sharif saying she was the only woman he had ever loved.

Sharif never remarried, but had another son, Robin, from a brief relationship with Italian journalist Lula De Luca.

He lived between France, Italy and the United States, before settling again in Egypt.

Sharif had a triple heart bypass in 1992 and suffered a mild heart attack in 1994, according to the IMDb movie database website. The 100-cigarettes-a-day smoker quit after the operation.

Omar Sharif



Goldfish are pictured through the warped wall of a fish tank at the Art Aquarium exhibition in Tokyo July 10, 2015. Several thousand goldfish are displayed in dozens of uniquely shaped tanks, using LED lights, projection mapping and music in a show that was produced by Japanese designer Hidetomo Kimura.
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