BartCop Entertainment Archives - Saturday, 4 November, 2017


4 November, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[274 days in a row]


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from Bruce

Paul Krugman: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and the Con Man Caucus (NY Times)
The House tax legislation is the end result of seven years of phoniness.

Mike Konczal: Trump Is Creating a Grifter Economy (The Nation)
The White House's economic plans help the scheming and powerful swindle ordinary Americans.

Josh Marshall: Wrestling With the Fact That Papadopoulos is a Moron (TPM)
As I wrote a few days ago, intelligence operatives trying compromise or penetrate a foreign government or organization look for people who are crooked or desperate. Stupid doesn't hurt either. With Papadopoulos it sounds like they had at least two of the three.

Josh Marshall: There's A Lot of News Today [2 Nov 2017] (TPM)
It's a little bewildering just how many news stories are bursting out today. Mercer resigning from his hedge fund and selling his stake in Breitbart, albeit to his daughter. Is this just deciding it no fun becoming a public villain? Or is there more.

Alison Flood: "Triple trouble: why book trilogies are better than film" (The Guardian)
In a handy justification for all the multi-volume fantasies cluttering my house, a statistician has calculated that they get better as they go on, while movies decline.

Fiona Noble: "Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend review - a magical debut" (The Guardian)
This enchanting adventure of a 'strange little girl with black eyes' more than holds its own against a certain H Potter. Roll on the franchise.

Amelia Tait: Apple is cataloguing photos of people in bras, is it justified to freak out? (New Statesman)
The iPhone's "bra" photo album exposes a serious privacy flaw - but it's not the one you think.

Marina Hyde: Can we get to the bottom of the mystery virus streaking through Hollywood? (The Guardian)
Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey appear to be the latest victims of a new illness coursing its way around the film industry. How long before it's given a name?

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Political Scientists Discover Giant Void Inside Trump's Head - Editorial and Political Cartoons


Superman Abandons Earth

Editorial and Political Cartoons


Trivia Question of the Day

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Fictional comic book supervillain Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is better known by what name?

       The Penguin                                                      Source

The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman. The character made his first appearance in Detective Comics #58 (December 1941) and was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. The Penguin is one of Batman's most enduring enemies and belongs to the collective of adversaries that make up Batman's rogues gallery.

As a Gotham City mobster, the Penguin fancies himself a "gentleman of crime" and often wears a top hat and tuxedo. He is a short, obese man with a long nose and uses high-tech umbrellas for weapons. The Penguin runs a nightclub called Iceberg Lounge, which provides a cover for his criminal activity, and Batman sometimes uses the nightclub as a source of criminal underworld information. Unlike most of Batman's rogues gallery, the Penguin is sane and in control of his actions, giving him a unique relationship with Batman. According to Kane, the character was inspired from the then advertising mascot of Kool cigarettes - a penguin with a top hat and cane. Finger thought the image of high-society gentlemen in tuxedos was reminiscent of emperor penguins.        Source

Mark. was first, and correct, with:
   Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is better known as the Penguin in the Batman stories.

Alan J answered:
   The Penguin.

Randall wrote:
   the Penguin

Gary E.K. said:
   The Penguin
  The current actor that portrays Penguin on the FOX show "Gotham" is just unbelievably great!

Gene replied:
   The Penguin.

Rosemary in Columbus responded:
   The Penguin

Deborah said:
   I did a double-double take when I saw that you were starting Friday with a TTTQ.
  And I don't know the answer. Caffeine has failed me this morning.
  A spatter of rain earlier, hoping for more later.

David of Moon Valley wrote:
   i seem to recall Danny Devito playing The Penguin in a Batman movie and that was the name given him when he was born...

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   The Penguin

Adam answered:
   The Penguin

Daniel in The City replied:
   The Penguin

Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
   Cobblepot is the Penguin, Batman's frequent nemesis.

Dave in Tucson said:
   Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is also known as The Penguin.

  As portrayed by Burgess Meredith

  Danny DeVito

  And currently portrayed by Robin Lord Taylor, IMO the best Penguin yet.

Billy in Cypress responded:
   The Penguin

zorch replied:
   The Penguin. No connection with Opus

Dale of Rainy Diamond Springs, Norcali answered:

Joe S     said:
   Penguin, evil, very evil. Possibly a Republican.

mj took the day off.

Stephen F took the day off.

Harry M. took the day off.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

George M. took the day off.

Gary K. took the day off.

BttbBob   wrote:

  November 4 Birthdays - Celebrities Born November 4 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.

MAM     In memory.




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Trump's senior environmental adviser nominee says climate change is treason and coal ended slavery

'Exvangelicals': why more religious people are rejecting the evangelical label | World news | The Guardian

The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia's disappearing WWII shipwrecks | World news | The Guardian

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy - BBC News

Instead of #MeToo, French Women Say 'Out Your Pig' : Parallels : NPR

In 'Last Flag Flying,' The Horror of War Is Brought Home - Literally : NPR

Ivanka Trump draws largest audience to witness a speech in Tokyo, period.

The Humongous Fungus and the Genes That Made It That Way - The New York Times

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The Democratic Party Is Finding a Way to F*ck This Up | Esquire

America is facing an epistemic crisis - Vox

Even Donald Trump's Mother Was Afraid That She Had Raised a Monster | Alternet

The Mystery of Mary Trump - POLITICO Magazine

An alt-right Tweeter with 80k followers is a fictional entity created by Russian troll farm / Boing Boing

Right-Wing Twitter Favorite Turns Out to Be a Russian Troll Account | Alternet

Ex-Putin adviser: Putin 'believed' he elected Trump | TheHill

Trump Offered Corey Lewandowski a New Job. Corey Turned It Down Because It Was 'Chump Change.' | The Daily Beast

Trump on lack of nominees: 'I am the only one that matters' | TheHill

Are Bannon's Ongoing Contacts With Trump Illegal? - POLITICO Magazine

Lawmakers: Carter Page withholding documents from their Russia probe - POLITICO

There's a popular groundswell for impeachment - and it's totally not happening -

Franken Blasts Sessions: Papadopoulos Docs Show 'You Failed To Tell The Truth' - Talking Points Memo

Maxine Waters to Sessions: 'Time to go back to the plantation' | TheHill

San Juan mayor: Hurricane Maria death toll closer to 500 than 50 | TheHill

Why Putin Won't Be Marking the Hundredth Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution | The New Yorker

Climate Change Is Getting Worse, Major New U.S. Report Affirms - The Atlantic

Trump is Leading the Most Corrupt Administration in U.S. History, One of First-Class Kleptocrats | Newsweek

Dem lawmaker: Sessions 'absolutely' committed perjury and should resign | TheHill

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out - Bloomberg

GOP, Democrats Spin Tax Plan -

President Trump committed another impeachable offense on Friday. | Slate



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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

Mostly sunny and on the cool side.

Tonight, Saturday:

CBS fills the night with LIVE 'College Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe a RERUN 'Blue Bloods'.

NBC opens the night on the East Coast with a RERUN 'Will & Grace', followed by a RERUN 'SNL'.
NBC opens the night on the Left Coast with a RERUN 'Will & Grace', followed by a LIVE 'SNL', then a RERUN 'SNL'.
'SNL' is FRESH, with Larry David hosting, music by Miley Cyrus.

ABC fills the night with FRESH 'College Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old '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 'College Football', then pads the left coast with local crap.

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

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

AMC offers the movie 'LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Rings', followed by the movie 'LOTR: The Two Towers'.

BBC  -   
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-False Profits
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Remember
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Sacred Ground
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Future's End, Pt.1
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Future's End, Pt. 2
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Warlord
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-The Q and the Grey
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-Macrocosm
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 13-Fair Trade
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 14-Alter Ego
 [10:00PM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 22 - EPISODE 5-Episode 5
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-False Profits
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Remember
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Sacred Ground
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Future's End, Pt.1
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-Warlord
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-The Q and the Grey

Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by the movie 'Step Up'.

Comedy Central has the movie 'The Hangover Part III', followed by the movie 'The Hangover Part III', again.

FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by the movie 'Thor'.

History has all old 'American Pickers' all night.

IFC  -   
 [8:15AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Level Boss
 [8:45AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 1
 [9:15AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 2
 [9:45AM]    SAW
 [12:00PM]    SAW II
 [2:00PM]    JONAH HEX
 [12:15AM]    JONAH HEX
 [1:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Spider Walk With Me
 [1:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Level Boss
 [2:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 1
 [2:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 2
 [5:00AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 1
 [5:30AM]    STAN AGAINST EVIL-Black Hat Society Part 2     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [6:45AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [7:45AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [8:45AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [9:45AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [10:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [10:45AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [11:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show
 [12:15PM]    Where Eagles Dare
 [3:45PM]    Dirty Harry
 [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]    Magnum Force
 [2:30AM]    Black Dog
 [4:30AM]    2001: A Space Odyssey     (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Tomorrowland', followed by the movie 'The Last Airbender'.

 [6:00 AM]      A Man to Remember (1938)
 [7:30 AM]      The Good Earth (1937)
 [10:00 AM]      Captains Of The Clouds (1942)
 [12:00 PM]      Trooper Hook (1957)
 [1:30 PM]      Forbidden Planet (1956)
 [3:15 PM]      2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
 [6:00 PM]      Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
 [8:00 PM]      The Big Sleep (1946)
 [10:15 PM]      The Little Foxes (1941)
 [12:30 AM]      The Woman On Pier 13 (1950)
 [2:00 AM]      Deadly Friend (1986)
 [3:45 AM]      Swamp Thing (1982)
 [5:30 AM]      Duck and Cover (1951)
 [5:30 AM]      Match Your Mood (1968)
 [5:30 AM]      When You Grow Up (1973)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sunday   -  11/05/17

 [6:00 AM]      Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
 [8:00 AM]      Dodsworth (1936)
 [10:00 AM]      Split Second (1953)
 [12:00 PM]      The Miniver Story (1950)
 [2:00 PM]      A Child Is Waiting (1962)
 [4:00 PM]      The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
 [6:15 PM]      The Whales of August (1987)
 [8:00 PM]      Unseen Cinema (2006)
 [10:45 PM]      Unseen Cinema 2: The Mechanized Eye (2011)
 [12:45 AM]      The Kid Brother (1927)    SILENT 
 [2:45 AM]      Rocco and His Brothers (1960)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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Disappointed With John Kelly

Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee feels very let down by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

On Wednesday's broadcast of "Full Frontal," the host explained how most Americans had hoped Kelly would rein in the wildest excesses of President Donald Trump and his administration. Kelly was supposed to be "the adult in the room," said Bee.

But in light of Kelly's revisionist comments about the Civil Warearlier this week, Bee said she couldn't help but feel disappointed.

"John Kelly, how could you talk like this?" Bee asked. "You were supposed to be the one we didn't have to watch like a hawk. You were supposed to be the hawk."

Still, Bee said she shouldn't have been so surprised by Kelly's about-face because the signs that he was "a racist dickbag" were always there. Then, she broke down exactly what those indicators were.

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100,000 Iranian Women March Against The Hijab Law In 1979 Tehran - Flashbak


Told To 'Get A Lawyer

Twitter Employee

The ex-Twitter employee who deactivated Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) account should not say anything and "get a lawyer", a prominent cybersecurity lawyer has said.

For 11 minutes on Thursday, Mr Trump was prevented from re-tweeting Fox & Friends videos or attacking Democrats on the social media platform after a Twitter customer support employee, on their last day at the company, intentionally cut off service to the President's account.

But while many applauded the ex-employee's action, there is a reasonable chance the person could have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act - the primary law used to prosecute hackers, Tor Ekeland told the newspaper The Hill.

The legislation states that unauthorised use of a "protected" computer system is against the law. But the definition of protected is very broad and in practice could refer to any computer, The Hill reported.

The statute has been unevenly applied, Mr Ekeland noted, and various courts around the country have come up with seemingly contradictory rulings on what unauthorised access actually means.

Twitter Employee


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More Popular Than Actual Women Scientists

LEGO 'Women of NASA'

LEGO's "Women of NASA" set quickly became Amazon's bestselling toy after going on sale Wednesday morning. But although the set, which features four pioneering space scientists, including astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, is a resounding success, female scientists who are not made from plastic still struggle to achieve recognition.

No women were awarded a Nobel Prize this year in any category. Though the National Science Foundation found the number of women earning doctoral degrees in science and engineering has nearly doubled since 2005, that progress toward parity has plateaued in recent years. Since 2009, about 42 percent of all science and engineering doctorates have been awarded to women. Less than a third of all new astronomy Ph.D.'s were women in 2012, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2012 was the last year for which data was available.)

"This LEGO set is very unique in that it highlights actual, real-life women. That is quite new," set creator and science writer Maia Weinstock said. "That was my original goal with creating custom LEGO minifigures in the first place: I wanted to highlight people who were still alive and doing amazing things in science, technology, and engineering."

Though Weinstock also expressed frustration with the dearth of women in the Nobel committee's choices this year, she emphasized that the set actually does celebrate some of the real, breathing women working in science. Of the set, at least two-Mae Jemison and Margaret Hamilton, an Apollo software engineer who recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom-are still working scientists, she said.

"The success of the launch today isn't so much surprising," she said. "It is the most recent testament to the fact that the public really does want to see more products celebrating women and girls."

LEGO 'Women of NASA'



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Emotional Anti-War Address

Pope Frankie

Pope Francis made one of his most emotional anti-war addresses on Thursday, saying during a visit to a U.S. military cemetery that the world seemed to be headed into war perhaps bigger than any before.

Francis said a Mass for several thousand people at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in the town of Nettuno, south of the Italian capital, on the day Roman Catholics commemorate their dead.

The burial ground is the final resting place for 7,860 American soldiers who died in the liberation of southern Italy and Rome in 1943 and 1944.

"Please Lord, stop. No more wars. No more of these useless massacres," he said, speaking in hushed tones in an improvised homily.

Francis said that remembering the many young people who died in World War Two was even more important "today that the world once more is at war and is preparing to go even more forcefully into war."

Pope Frankie


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Justice Department Wants Lawyers Disciplined


The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to take up a case involving an undocumented teen who received an abortion, urging the high court to toss an appeals court ruling that allowed the procedure and to consider disciplining American Civil Liberties Union lawyers who represented the girl.

The Justice Department's lengthy filing indicates the administration planned to seek Supreme Court intervention before the teen, known the court case by the pseudonym Jane Doe, received her Oct. 25 abortion after month of delay by U.S. authorities. The filing alleges the girl's ACLU lawyers misled the government about the timing of the abortion.

"After informing Justice Department attorneys that the procedure would occur on October 26th, Jane Doe's attorneys scheduled the abortion for the early morning hours of October 25th, thereby thwarting Supreme Court review," DOJ spokesman Devin O'Malley said in a statement. "In light of that, the Justice Department believes the judgment under review should be vacated, and discipline may be warranted against Jane Doe's attorneys."

The ACLU said called the allegation "baseless." The group's legal director, David Cole, said the lawyers were working in the best interests of their client.

"That government lawyers failed to seek judicial review quickly enough is their fault, not ours," Cole said in a statement. "We won't let this distract us from the real issue here, which is that there are many more young women like Jane Doe out there who are still unable to get the care they need because of the Trump administration's unconstitutional policies. We will not stop fighting until we have justice for every young woman like Jane."



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Selling Stake In Breitbart

Robert Mercer

Billionaire investor Robert Mercer, who was Donald Trump's (R-Corrupt) biggest single donor during the presidential election, is to sell his stake in the controversial alt-right news site Breitbart.

The 71-year-old also plans to step down as co-chief executive of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies from 1 January, according to a letter he sent to investors.

Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, are Republican mega-donors and patrons of Steve Bannon (R-Satan's Catamite), the chairman of Breitbart News and former White House chief strategist known for his populist racist views.

Turning to notorious former Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, Mercer reportedly added: "I supported Milo Yiannopoulos in the hope and expectation that his expression of views contrary to the social mainstream and his spotlighting of the hypocrisy of those who would close down free speech in the name of political correctness would promote the type of open debate and freedom of thought that is being throttled on many American college campuses today.

"But in my opinion, actions of and statements by Mr Yiannopoulos have caused pain and divisiveness undermining the open and productive discourse that I had hoped to facilitate. I was mistaken to have supported him, and for several weeks have been in the process of severing all ties with him."

Robert Mercer



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Half Of Coral Reefs Bleached


Nearly half of Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of scientists told state lawmakers.

The scientists from the Nature Conservancy briefed the lawmakers on Thursday about what they called an unprecedented situation for Hawaii's sea life.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said 56 percent of the Big Island's coral were bleached, along with 44 percent along West Maui and 32 percent around Oahu.

The scientists said more severe and frequent bleaching is predicted.

As for Hawaii's fish, University of Hawaii researchers compiled data for 15 years and found a 90 percent decline in overall catch from the last 100 years, which includes fish such as ulua, moi and oio.



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Bars L.A. Times Reporters


The Walt Disney Co. is apparently punishing the Los Angeles Times for a negative story about Disneyland, a reporter said in a series of tweets Friday that were supported by a written statement from the newspaper.

"The Los Angeles Times has been 'put on pause' by Disney, barring its reporters and critics from seeing its movies," tweeted Glenn Whipp, who writes columns about film and television for the newspaper. "Disney didn't like the Times' recent two-part story detailing Disneyland's business ties with the city of Anaheim," Whipp continued.

Disney reportedly didn't invite a Times reviewer to an advance screening of Thor: Ragnarok, but the retaliation apparently didn't stop with that one film, and Whipp blames CEO Bob Iger for creating the dustup.

In a tweet, Whipp called the decision "significant because Iger is said to harbor political ambitions when he retires from Disney in 2019. Is this how Bob Iger would react to reporters asking touch questions should he run for office?"

A statement at the newspaper's website reads: "The annual Holiday Movie Sneaks section published by the Los Angeles Times typically includes features on movies from all major studios, reflecting the diversity of films Hollywood offers during the holidays, one of the busiest box-office periods of the year. This year, Walt Disney Co. studios declined to offer The Times advance screenings, citing what it called unfair coverage of its business ties with Anaheim. The Times will continue to review and cover Disney movies and programs when they are available to the public."




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Revealed To Be Fake

1878 Macallan Single Malt

When Chinese millionaire, Zhang Wei, splashed out 7,600 on the world's most expensive whisky shot in a Swiss bar, he boasted to his fans that it was the same age as his great, great grandmother would have been - 139 years old.

Unfortunately for the martial arts fantasy writer, the headlines generated not only admiration, but suspicion by experts who doubted the authenticity of the spirit's true provenance when they spotted discrepancies in the bottle's cork and label.

An analysis from Scottish experts has now confirmed that Mr Zhang was unwittingly duped into buying a fake dram, and the Waldhaus am See hotel in St Moritz has recently flown its manager, Sandro Bernasconi, to China to reimburse him, reported the BBC.

The whisky had been poured from an unopened bottle labelled as an 1878 Macallan single malt, and Mr Zhang's shot is believed to have been the largest sum ever paid for a poured dram of Scotch. Had the bottle been genuine, it would have been worth 227,000.

When doubts emerged about its provenance, the hotel sent the whisky to specialists in Dunfermline who carried out carbon dating tests that showed it was probably made between 1970 and 1972. Further lab tests revealed it was probably a blended a Scotch and not a single malt.

1878 Macallan Single Malt


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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. U2; $9,236,988; $115.95.
    2. Coldplay; $6,166,936; $101.46.
    3. Celine Dion; $4,242,007; $141.26.
    4. Guns N' Roses; $4,184,948; $101.50.
    5. Lady Gaga; $3,466,727; $118.04.
    6. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; $2,622,333; $104.88.
    7. Bruno Mars; $2,285,426; $113.88.
    8. Roger Waters; $1,889,748; $120.38.
    9. Depeche Mode; $1,703,237; $73.91.
   10. Ed Sheeran; $1,427,022; $85.48.
   11. Queen + Adam Lambert; $1,266,289; $98.26.
   12. Tim McGraw / Faith Hill; $1,178,428; $84.89.
   13. Kendrick Lamar; $1,174,387; $87.83.
   14. Florida Georgia Line; $1,128,420; $54.20.
   15. Zac Brown Band; $1,122,451; $51.38.
   16. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; $1,084,704; $89.82.
   17. J. Cole; $1,047,887; $79.60.
   18. Jerry Seinfeld; $1,041,007; $123.97.
   19. Luke Bryan; $1,005,641; $53.91.
   20. John Mayer; $926,171; $68.01.

Global Concert Tours


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Norspirit Miss Florence, a Norwegian Forest Cat participates in the GCCF Supreme Cat Show at National Exhibition Centre on October 28, 2017 in Birmingham, England.
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