BartCop Entertainment Archives - Saturday, 5 August, 2017


5 August, 2017

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"Told Me" - Amy McGrath for Congress Announcement Video (KY-6)
Congressional campaign announcement video for retired Marine Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath (D) in Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District. For more on Amy and the campaign, visit her website at

Paul Krugman: Obamacare Rage in Retrospect (NY Times Column)
Delusions about "death panels" and other lies were behind the popular madness in 2009 and 2010.

Michael J. Malbin: Does the opening predict a wave? (Brookings)
As of the end of June, 209 Democratic challengers had registered with the FEC and raised at least $5,000. That more than doubled the previous high mark since 2003. In 2009, the Republicans had 78 challengers with at least $5,000. The early GOP challengers in 2009 foreshadowed the party's regaining majority control. The question is whether the same will hold true for the Democrats in 2018.

Peter Cowie: "Flashback: Jeanne Moreau" (Criterion)
Few actors have worked in cinema across eight decades. Jeanne Moreau began her career as an ingenue in 1949, and for my generation she was the icon of the French New Wave. Jean-Pierre Léaud may have been equally recognizable, but as the exclusive alter ego of François Truffaut, while Anna Karina's fame stemmed from her involvement in the work of Jean-Luc Godard. Moreau, however, brought to the screen a singular, inimitable verve, a petulance, and a shameless gaze. Her range was extraordinary: …

Scott Tobias: "Lost in America: The $100,000 Box" (Criterion)
For Albert Brooks, who directed Lost in America from a script he wrote with Monica Johnson-his partner on five features, including his previous two, Real Life (1979) and Modern Romance (1981)-the $100,000 box is both joke and metaphor, …

John Schwartz: "Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain" (NY Times)
The studio for what is arguably the world's most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley's basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy doesn't ruin it.)

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Trivia Question of the Day

Since 1874, this US state's official motto, the only one in Italian, has been Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words). Which US state is it?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

This American actor, voice artist, and comedian was born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. By what name is he known professionally?

       Rip Torn                                                      Source

Elmore Rual Torn Jr. (born February 6, 1931), known within his family and professionally as Rip Torn, is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.

Torn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part as Marsh Turner in Cross Creek (1983). His work includes the role of Artie the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. Torn also won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Series, and two CableACE Awards for his work on the show, and was nominated for a Satellite Award in 1997 as well.

Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas, on February 6, 1931, the son of Elmore Rual Torn Sr., an agriculturalist and economist, and Thelma Mary (née Spacek), aunt of actress Sissy Spacek. The family is of German, Austrian, and Czech/Moravian ancestry. The nickname "Rip" is a family tradition in the Torn family.        Source

Mark. was first and correct with:
   Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. is Rip Torn.

Randall wrote:
   One of the cleverest pseudonyms ever (right up there with Slim Pickens...

Alan J answered:
   Rip Torn.

Stephen F said:
   Rip Torn

David of Moon Valley replied:
   i'm going to go with Rip Torn, one of my favorite, seemingly always unhinged, character actors

Deborah responded:
   Based on the last name, my WAG is Rip Torn.
  Monsoonal moisture moved in yesterday, cutting the heat with thin clouds and increasing the humidity. At 3 AM, when the puppy woke, there was thunder, lightning and some rain. Now it's overcast and looks like rain. It's such a novelty and I enjoy the break in the relentless sun of NorCal summer.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Rip Torn

Harry M. said:
   Rip Torn

Adam answered:
   Rip Torn

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Rip Torn." What a name.

Billy in Cypress replied:
   Been on a mini-vacation for a few days, but today's answer is Rip Torn.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
   That's Rip Torn. I used to get his name mixed up with the comedian Rip Taylor, who I knew mostly from Hollywood Squares. But once Rip Torn was on the Larry Sanders Show, I could keep his identity straight. (Given Rip Taylor's shtick that was an unintended pun, but I'm leavin' it in!)
  Pictured: Not Rip Torn

Daniel in The City said:
   Rip Torn

Dave in Tucson wrote:
   I'm going to guess that Elmore Rual Torn Jr.'s professional name is Rip Torn.

zorch replied:
   Rip Torn

Joe S     answered:
   Well this was easy to decipher. His last name is Torn so that's a giveaway, and everyone know the common nick-name for Elmore is Rip so there you go. Rip Torn. I liked him best as Zed in "Men In Black."

  PS. My granddaughters are running me ragged, I love it.

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Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

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The meaning of Clint: what watching 40 Eastwood films has taught me | Film | The Guardian

Abramson: Trump/Russia events now set to "explode"; Major UPDATE

It turns out that Foxconn's deal includes billions in tax breaks and huge environmental law waivers

Justice Department Ordered to Release 1950s Gay 'Purge' Documents - NBC News

Moore's Ford Massacre: Activists Reenact Racist Lynching as a Call for Justice - NBC News

Calvin Simmons coaches "Quel guardo il cavaliere" (Part 2 of 2) - YouTube
     Found this and several other YT gems featuring our favorite skinny black kid.

Calvin Simmons coaches "Nessun dorma" - YouTube

Loss Piles Up Deep As Wyoming Snow Drifts In 'Wind River' : NPR

Industrial meat production is killing our seas. It's time to change our diets | Environment | The Guardian

Melting glaciers in Swiss Alps could reveal hundreds of mummified corpses | World news | The Guardian

Trump's Accomplishments Highlighted on New Newsweek Cover

Tangled web connects Russian oligarch money to GOP campaigns | Commentary | Dallas News

The Cambridge Analytica Psyops -- that made both Trump and Brexit "Winners"

Wells Fargo caught signing up 490,000 people for car insurance they didn't need

"We've never seen this before": Canada struggles to deal with "intense" influx of asylum seekers from U.S. - Salon

Evangelical Christians and Donald Trump: They love him because they don't trust facts or reason -

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The Ugly History of Stephen Miller's 'Cosmopolitan' Epithet - POLITICO Magazine

Stephen Miller's strange insult of a reporter is very familiar to white supremacists - ThinkProgress

Tell Congress: USDA Chief Scientist Should Be...a Scientist | Union of Concerned Scientists

The Last Time the U.S. Seriously Considered Merit-Based Immigration - The Atlantic

Making Sense Of The Trump-Russia Mess | HuffPost

Fox's Jarrett calls grand juries 'undemocratic farce' one day after calling for one for Clinton | TheHill

Republicans Leave Town With Nothing To Show | HuffPost

Krauthammer: Impeachment would be 'a catastrophic mistake' | TheHill

New Google algorithm restricts access to left-wing, progressive web sites - World Socialist Web Site

Democrats' Infighting Is a Destructive Waste of Time and Opportunity

Donald Trump, the Laziest President in American History, Departs for 17-Day Golf Resort Vacation | GQ

Trump's Generals Are Trying to Save the World. Starting With the White House. - POLITICO Magazine

NAACP warns that women, people of color, LGBT "may not be safe" in travelling to Missouri -

Team Trump Sics Spy Hunters on Leakers - the daily

22 ways Sean Hannity has tried to undermine the Russia probes - media

Fox News host Eric Bolling accused of sending lewd photos to female co-workers | TheHill

Right-wing troll Mike Cernovich says he's doing a "big pivot" away from Trump - media

Just Kidding! The Donald Trump Story - the daily

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Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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Last Night

Wonder why there are 6 police cars blocking the road out front.

Tonight, Saturday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'Doubt', followed by another FRESH 'Doubt', then '48 Hours'.

NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by a RERUN 'L&O: SVU'.
Of course, 'SNL' is a RERUN with Emily Blunt hosting, music by Bruno Mars.

ABC starts the night with the movie 'Big Hero 6', followed by '20/20: In An Instant'.

The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.

Faux has a RERUN 'The F Word', followed by a RERUN 'Love Connection'.

MY recycles an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.

A&E has 'Live PD', followed by a FRESH 'Live PD: Rewind', then a FRESH 'Live PD'.

AMC offers the movie 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tide', followed by a FRESH 'TURN: Washington's Spies', and another 'TURN: Washington's Spies'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-The Paradise Syndrome
 [7:15AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-And the Children Shall Lead
 [8:30AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-Is There in Truth No Beauty?
 [9:45AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Spectre of the Gun
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 17-Spirit Folk
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 18-Ashes to Ashes
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 19-Child's Play
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 20-Good Shepherd
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 21-Live Fast and Prosper
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 24-Life Line
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 25-The Haunting of Deck Twelve
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 26-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 1
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 2
 [10:00PM]    ORPHAN BLACK - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-One Fettered Slave
 [11:00PM]    SWORDFISH (2001)
 [1:00AM]    SWORDFISH (2001)
 [3:00AM]    ORPHAN BLACK - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-One Fettered Slave
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 26-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 1
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 1-Unimatrix Zero, Pt. 2    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has the movie 'The Notebook', followed by the movie 'The Notebook', again.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Me, Myself & Irene', followed by the movie 'Knocked Up'.

FX has the movie 'White House Down', followed by the movie 'Fast & Furious 6'.

History has all old 'American Pickers' all night.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    FIRST BLOOD
 [10:30AM]    PET SEMATARY
 [5:45PM]    CARRIE
 [10:30PM]    HOUSE OF WAX

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Conan the Destroyer
 [8:30AM]    Dances With Wolves
 [12:30PM]    Lawless
 [3:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [3:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [4:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [4:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [5:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [5:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [6:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [6:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [7:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [7:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [8:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [8:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [9:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [9:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [10:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [10:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [11:00PM]    M*A*S*H
 [11:30PM]    M*A*S*H
 [12:00AM]    M*A*S*H
 [12:30AM]    M*A*S*H
 [1:00AM]    Field of Dreams
 [3:30AM]    Dances With Wolves    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Trailer Park Shark', followed by the movie 'Empire Of The Sharks', then the movie 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No'.

TCM spends 24 hours with Gene Kelly
 [6:00 AM]      Pilot #5 (1943)
 [7:30 AM]      Summer Stock (1950)
 [9:30 AM]      The Pirate (1948)
 [11:30 AM]      Brigadoon (1954)
 [1:30 PM]      Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
 [3:15 PM]      The Three Musketeers (1948)
 [5:30 PM]      Anchors Aweigh (1945)
 [8:00 PM]      Singin' in the Rain (1952)
 [10:00 PM]      Inherit the Wind (1960)
 [12:30 AM]      On the Town (1949)
 [2:15 AM]      It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
 [4:00 AM]      Cover Girl (1944)

Sunday   -  08/06/17

TCM spends 24 hours with Robert Mitchum
 [6:00 AM]      The Locket (1946)
 [7:30 AM]      When Strangers Marry (1944)
 [9:00 AM]      Crossfire (1947)
 [10:30 AM]      Holiday Affair (1949)
 [12:00 PM]      His Kind Of Woman (1951)
 [2:15 PM]      Angel Face (1953)
 [4:00 PM]      The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
 [6:00 PM]      The Wonderful Country (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      The Night of the Hunter (1955)
 [10:00 PM]      Out of the Past (1947)
 [12:00 AM]      Thunder Road (1958)
 [2:00 AM]      The Enemy Below (1957)
 [4:00 AM]      Going Home (1971)

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A mural resembling the work of elusive artist Banksy depicts Donald Trump kissing an Israeli army watchtower, part of Israel's West Bank separation barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.
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Revitalizing the L.A. River: 7 Architects Envision Fresh Uses for Old Waterway | Urbanist


Studios Fight Back

Rotten Tomatoes

The Emoji Movie's $24.5 million domestic opening during the July 28 to 30 weekend accomplished what no other movie has been able to do during a tough summer season at the box office - survive an abysmal Rotten Tomatoes score (7 percent) and open in line with prerelease tracking.

One possible secret weapon? Sony wouldn't let reviews post until midday on July 27, hours before the pic began playing in previews before rolling out everywhere. Sony, like every studio, is looking for their own basket of rotten eggs to throw at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes in hopes of combating a bad "Tomatometer" score. That means screening some titles later and later for critics.

At a tipping point now, Rotten Tomatoes' influence began to grow exponentially after it and parent company Flixster were acquired in February 2016 by leading movie ticketing website Fandango, a unit of Comcast's NBCUniversal. (Warner Bros. holds a minority stake in the merged companies.) This summer, a slew of event films earning a rotten score were beached domestically - Baywatch (19 percent) and Transformers: The Last Knight (15 percent) among them - while tentpoles earning scores north of 90 percent did better than expected, including Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Dunkirk.

Studios - all too eager to advertise a good score, a practice that didn't begin until summer 2016 - are now scrambling to understand what happens when their titles garner the infamous green splat.

Hollywood studios have commissioned a number of studies on the subject in recent months. National Research Group found that seven out of 10 people said they would be less interested in seeing a movie if the Rotten Tomatoes score was 0 to 25. And social media research firm Fizziology, which tracks every major Hollywood release, discovered that a Rotten Tomatoes score has the most influence on moviegoers 25 and younger.

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A woman walks out of the Hotel Nipton, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Nipton, Calif. American Green Inc., one of the nation's largest cannabis companies, announced it has bought the entire 80 acre California desert town of Nipton.
Photo by John Locher


The Clay Models Used to Analyze Entrails in the Ancient World - Atlas Obscura


Possible NY Gubernatorial Candidate

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon's name is being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in New York.

The Wall Street Journal was the first to report Friday that the "Sex & the City" actress has been approached by liberal groups encouraging her to mount a Democratic primary challenge against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Nixon is active in liberal politics in the state. She has not weighed in on her possible candidacy. A message left with her agent was not immediately returned Friday.

The director of the Alliance for Quality Education tells the Journal that Nixon has progressive credentials and her candidacy would excite voters.

Cynthia Nixon


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Massive Hack


Earlier this week, news broke that HBO was hacked, and the script for the fourth episode in the latest Game of Thrones season leaked as a result. Episodes from other unreleased TV series also leaked, indicating that HBO may be dealing with a serious issue. A new report suggests the HBO hack is a lot bigger in scope than initially believed, with hackers having stolen as much as 1.5 terabytes of data.

A security company that HBO hired to scrub the search results for data coming from the hack told Google that the hackers stole "thousands of Home Box Office (HBO) internal company documents."

According to Variety the hackers stole potentially sensitive information, including employee data, and even access to internal corporate email.

The hackers published a text document online that proves the have accessed information of a senior HBO executive, including sensitive data like online accounts, paid newspaper subscriptions, online banking, and personal health services.

The hackers have apparently suggested that they will release additional information soon. It's unclear what they want in return, but it's likely that the hackers were not just fishing for Game of Thrones episodes and other unreleased original HBO TV shows.



A mural resembling the work of elusive artist Banksy depicting Donald Trump wearing a Jewish skullcap, is seen on Israel's West Bank separation barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.
Photo by Nasser Nasser


vintage everyday: Who Says Girls Can't Repair Cars? Check Out These 21 Amazing Photographs of Women Auto Mechanics from the Early 20th Century


Prince Consort Refuses To Be Buried With Queen


Denmark's Prince Consort Henrik, the French-born husband of Queen Margrethe II, does not want to be buried with his wife when the time comes, breaking with tradition, the royal palace said Thursday.

Long vocal about his frustration over being relegated to a supporting role, the 83-year-old prince said he was not on equal footing with his wife in life and therefore did not want to be so in death

Disappointed that his royal title of prince consort was never changed to king when his wife became queen in 1972, Henrik has often spoken out about his discontent, which did little to endear him to his subjects.

Born Henri Marie Jean Andre Count de Laborde de Monpezat on June 11, 1934 in Talence, near Bordeaux, he met Margrethe, then the crown-princess, while he was stationed in London as a diplomat.

Upon marrying her, he changed his name to Henrik, converted from Catholicism to Protestantism and renounced his French citizenship to become a Dane.



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No man is an island. Unless we're talking Sean Hannity at Fox News, apparently.

The Fox News host, a brash and unabashed supporter of Donald Trump (R-Crooked), says that he alone is the network's strong supporter of the president. Speaking with political commentator Rick Ungar on his radio show on Thursday, Hannity turned the conversation toward what he feels is the media's improper focus on the ongoing investigation into Trump's potential ties to Russia, which, according to the intelligence community, influenced the 2016 election in the Republican candidate's favor.

"Fox News is the only-listen, you know, people write me all the time about this host and that host, and this host and that host-we have a lot of liberals on the air, a lot," Hannity said. "A lot of people that disagree with me on the air, and you know, because you've been there. You know, I am like the-I am-I am the only one that is as strongly supportive of the president, of anyone else at Fox. I think that's a fair statement."

"There are a couple of others," Hannity continued before Ungar cut in to add it was a fair statement.

Later, Ungar would say he thought other Fox News personalities were supportive, but not at Hannity's level.



A woman leaves the Nipton Trading Post, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Nipton, Calif. American Green Inc., one of the nation's largest cannabis companies, announced it has bought the entire 80 acre California desert town of Nipton.
Photo by John Locher


Meet the Other Legendary Female Aviator (who Could Drink Any Sailor Under the Table)


Maiden Journey

Hyperloop Pod

The ultra-fast Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality after its pod travelled 192 miles per hour in its maiden journey.

Hyperloop One said its prototype for the high-speed transport system, which could travel from London to Edinburgh in 50 minutes, reached the speed on a 500-metre-long test track in the Nevada desert.

The test marks the first time Hyperloop One has propelled one of its carriages along the tube, as well as the fastest journey for the technology.

It is a significant step in the development of the Hyperloop, a transport system first conceived by Elon Musk in 2015 that involves levitating pods travelling through a vacuum at 750 miles per hour.

The next phase of tests will focus on solving practical problems such as creating an air lock, rather than increasing speed, it said.

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Alice B. Toklas' Reads Her 1954 Recipe for Hashish Fudge


Go High Tech


From the Giza pyramids to the pharaonic tombs of Luxor, Egypt's ancient monuments are holding onto mysteries which researchers now aim to unravel with cutting edge technology.

For more than 200 years since Napoleon Bonaparte landed in Egypt with a retinue of scholars who laid the groundwork for modern Egyptology, experts have used science to unlock the secrets of the country's ancient treasures.

In the 21st century, the scientists have been using electronic devices and chemical testing to date artefacts.

ScanPyramids is among the most ambitious of the projects to demystify the Khufu Pyramid near Cairo, the only surviving monument from the ancient Seven Wonders of the World.

It has employed infrared thermography and muography -- a technique that records images using muon particles -- in its quest.



Flames shoot up the sides of the Torch tower residential building in the Marina district, Dubai, U.A.E., Aug. 4, 2017.
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Victor Noir's Mysterious Erection | Amusing Planet


Dinosaur Unearthed In Canada

Borealopelta markmitchelli

An extraordinarily well-preserved 110-million-year-old dinosaur found in a mine pit in Canada now has a name and evidence of a troubled past, researchers said Thursday.

With fossilized skin and scales, the dragon-like creature is actually a new kind of nodosaur, coined Borealopelta markmitchelli, after the museum technician Mark Mitchell who spent more than 7,000 hours painstakingly removing rock from around the specimen.

The report in the journal Current Biology described it as "the best-preserved armored dinosaur ever found, and one of the best dinosaur specimens in the world."

The entire animal would have weighed more than 2,800 pounds (1,300 kilograms). The portion recovered spans from the snout to the hips.

Unlike most dinosaur specimens, which consist of skeletons or bone fragments, this one is three-dimensional and covered in preserved, scaly skin.

Borealopelta markmitchelli


Spock's Interview In "Muppet Magazine" Is The Pinnacle Of American Journalism


Top 20

Global Concert Tours

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. Coldplay; $8,070,880; $87.86.
    2. U2; $7,873,929; $117.30.
    3. Guns N' Roses; $6,229,677; $101.95.
    4. Metallica; $4,871,010; $117.44.
    5. Celine Dion; $4,016,123; $149.68.
    6. Justin Bieber; $3,073,885; $110.07.
    7. Depeche Mode; $2,933,439; $74.82.
    8. Dead & Company; $2,063,654; $74.74.
    9. Roger Waters; $1,706,432; $125.80.
   10. Ed Sheeran; $1,603,250; $81.47.
   11. Bruno Mars; $1,503,181; $76.69.
   12. Bon Jovi; $1,473,525; $81.64.
   13. The Weeknd; $1,352,777; $89.02.
   14. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; $1,268,238; $86.49.
   15. Enrique Iglesias / Pitbull; $1,233,229; $94.14.
   16. Elton John; $1,193,372; $98.27.
   17. Tim McGraw / Faith Hill; $1,158,187; $87.65.
   18. Neil Diamond; $1,156,160; $93.24.
   19. Tool; $1,100,072; $78.32.
   20. Luke Bryan; $1,060,736; $52.83..

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