BartCop Entertainment Archives - Saturday, 7 November, 2015


7 November, 2015

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Paul Krugman: Austerity's Grim Legacy (NY Times Column)
The deficit fetishism that led to government cutbacks has been more destructive in the long run than even its critics anticipated.

Jessica Valenti: "Police rape: like most rape, it's hard to report and aimed at the disadvantaged"(The Guardian)
The way that police officers get away with their crimes serves as an important reminder about how women are discredited when it comes to rape accusations.

Deborah Orr: In a world that needs more compassion, it's tragic that so much is squandered (The Guardian)
Plenty of people are capable of seeing that decent people sometimes have grave problems, and others are well equipped to help, but as my neighbour's sad story shows, too often sympathy and compassion are refused.

Benjamin Lee: There's something about you, Cameron Diaz - here's how to recapture it (The Guardian)
As part of a new series in which we offer careers advice to people in the movie business, here's a forensic rundown of where the charming star fouled up and how she can stop making plane comedies.

Rachel P.: 6 Bizarre Wardrobe Life Hacks That Science Says Work (Cracked)
Unless you're an overworked stripper or an Internet comedy writer, you probably wear clothing every day. You think you know it pretty well: shirts to cover your shameful torso, pants to contain your pendulous genitalia, shoes for kicking. But clothing can do a whole lot more than that. And some of it is pretty amazing stuff, like ...

Michelle Gaugy, art gallery owner, author, art consultant: What's the Biggest Challenge Artists Face? (Quora, Slate)
For [visual] artists, I think the greatest challenge is the problem of being both artist and businessperson-but not because artists are not capable of doing business. They certainly are. This nonsense about artists not being up for business comes from many centuries of artists being infantilized and then exploited. It's basically the same deal as men saying, "Oh, don't worry your pretty little head, dear." It's crap.

Isaac Chotiner: Daniel Craig Is Right to Hate James Bond (Slate)
Spectre is our most frustrating example yet of the franchise's push to remake its lead as an antihero.

Lucy Mangan and Fay Schopen: Should slippers shuffle off this mortal coil? (The Guardian)
Are declining sales of house shoes a domestic tragedy or the sign of a nation coming to its senses? Lucy Mangan and Fay Schopen debate.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Whose theme song was "Hooray For Captain Spaulding"?

       Groucho Marx                                                      Source

"Hooray for Captain Spaulding" is a song, originally from the 1928 Marx Brothers stage musical Animal Crackers and the 1930 film version. It later became well known as the theme song for the Groucho Marx television show You Bet Your Life (1950-1961), and was generally played when he was introduced on various talk shows and the like.        Source

Animal Crackers - Hooray for Captain Spaulding - The Marx Brothers

Hooray For Captain Spaulding from "ANIMAL CRACKERS" - YouTube

mj was first and correct with:
   That Shnoror
  Was Groucho Marx, whose brand of Marxism I could adopt.

Alan J said:
   Groucho Marx.

Randall wrote:
   Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas... an elephant got into my pajamas I'll never know.

KJK in DC responded:
   "Hooray For Captain Spaulding" is the theme song of Groucho Marx.
  From the play and movie Animal Crackers.

Adam answered:
   Grouch Marx.

Kenneth replied:
   Groucho Marx

Marian said:
   Groucho Marx

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   You Bet Your Life tv show hosted by Groucho Marx

Dave in Tucson answered:
   Wow, two trivia questions I know the answer to in a row! Hooray for
  Captain Spaulding was Groucho's theme song on the TV show "You Bet Your Life". Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

Dale of Desperado Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
   Check this out folks…Rob Zombie will direct a new biopic about the final years of legendary comedian Groucho Marx, based on Steve Stoliar's memoir, Raised Eyebrows, which chronicled his time as Marx's personal secretary and archivist. Hmmm…Erin Fleming, remember her? After fighting Arthur Marx for years after Groucho's death for control of his estate, she lost, went nuts, and then blew her brains out. Ha Ha Ha, real funny! Suicide Girls-Friday Titticut Follies.

Lois Of Oregon replied:
   Oh my beloved Groucho! What monstrosity has usurped your dear title of Captain Spaulding? Seriously, what the fuck IS that thing? Oh and I screwed up the joke last night. Pa said "There's a one eyed cat walking UP the road" and Ma said "No, it's a two eyed cat walking DOWN the road". No more gin for me!

Joe S     said:
   Groucho Marx on his show, "You Bet Your Life."

  I used to watch that show all the time, loved it.

Deborah took the day off.

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DJ Useo took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

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BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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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

Water heater crapped out.

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 with 'Dateline', followed by a RERUN hourlong 'SNL'.
'SNL' is FRESH, but repugnant and unwatchable, with T-rump hosting, Sia provides the music.

ABC fills the night with LIVE 'College Football', then pads the left coast with local crap.

The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by a FRESH 'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', 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 has an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.

A&E has the movie 'Ocean's Eleven', followed by a movie 'TBA', then 'Nightwatch'.

AMC offers the movie 'Hard To Kill', followed by the movie 'Max Payne', then the movie 'Conan The Barbarian'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Top Gear: Best Of 14-15-Episode 1
 [7:00AM]    Top Gear: Best Of 14-15-Episode 2
 [8:00AM]    Top Gear: Best Of 14-15-Episode 3
 [9:00AM]    Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Arctic Circle
 [10:00AM]    Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Vietnam
 [11:00AM]    Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Texas
 [12:00PM]    Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 5 - Alaska
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 15 - Yesterday's Enterprise
 [2:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 16 - The Offspring
 [3:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 17 - Sins of the Father
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 18 - Allegiance
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 19 - Captain's Holiday
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 20 - Tin Man
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 21 - Hollow Pursuits
 [8:00PM]    Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 7 - The Zygon Invasion
 [9:00PM]    Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 8 - The Zygon Inversion
 [10:00PM]    The Last Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 5
 [11:15PM]    The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 9
 [12:15AM]    Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 8 - The Zygon Inversion
 [1:15AM]    The Last Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 5
 [2:30AM]    Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 8 - The Zygon Inversion
 [3:30AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 17 - Sins of the Father
 [4:30AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 18 - Allegiance
 [5:30AM]    Planet Earth: Extreme Predators    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by the movie 'Bridesmaids', then the movie 'Bridesmaids', again.

Comedy Central has all 'Archer' all night.

FX has the movie 'Captain Phillips', followed by the movie 'Captain Phillips', again.

History has 'The World Wars', followed by another 'The World Wars', then the FRESH 'The Liberators-Why We Fought'.

IFC  -   
 [12:00AM]    CASINO
 [4:00AM]    PRIMAL
 [6:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-MY WIFE

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Writers' Room-Breaking Bad
 [6:30AM]    About Schmidt
 [9:15AM]    Syriana
 [12:15PM]    The Killer Inside Me
 [2:45PM]    Eagle Eye
 [5:15PM]    The Haunting in Connecticut
 [7:30PM]    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
 [10:00PM]    The Returned-Milan
 [11:15PM]    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
 [1:45AM]    The Returned-Milan
 [3:00AM]    The Killer Inside Me
 [5:30AM]    The Final Cut    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The Fifth Element', followed by the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'.

 [6:00 AM]      The White Angel (1936)
 [8:00 AM]      The Prowler (1951)
 [10:00 AM]      Batman and Robin: The Wizard's Challenge (1949)
 [10:30 AM]      Live Wires (1946)
 [12:00 PM]      Love Crazy (1941)
 [1:45 PM]      The Producers (1967)
 [3:30 PM]      36 Hours (1964)
 [5:45 PM]      The Last of Sheila (1973)
 [8:00 PM]      Norma Rae (1979)
 [10:15 PM]      Marie: A True Story (1985)
 [12:15 AM]      Blossoms In The Dust (1941)
 [2:00 AM]      Smithereens (1982)
 [3:45 AM]      Border Radio (1987)
 [5:15 AM]      Perversion For Profit (1965)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Sunday   -  11/08/15

 [6:00 AM]      The Student Prince (1954)
 [8:00 AM]      The Desert Song (1953)
 [10:00 AM]      White Heat (1949)
 [12:00 PM]      Kaleidoscope (1966)
 [2:00 PM]      Quentin Durward (1955)
 [4:00 PM]      The Candidate (1972)
 [6:00 PM]      Blackboard Jungle (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      Kitty Foyle (1940)
 [10:00 PM]      The Brave One (1956)
 [12:00 AM]      The Blackbird (1926)    SILENT 
 [2:00 AM]      La Strada (1954)
 [4:00 AM]      Without Pity (1948)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett performs for his fans, known as Parrot Heads, at the Parrot Heads Meeting of the Minds convention in Key West, Fla. The five-day gathering continues through Sunday, Nov. 8, and has attracted several thousand of Buffett's devotees.
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Police Threaten 'Surprise'

Quentin Tarantino

The executive director of the largest police union in the country is threatening a "surprise" for Quentin Tarantino after the director drew its ire for comments about police brutality.

Jim Pasco of the Fraternal Order of Police told the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that the union has something planned for Tarantino and that "the element of the surprise is the most important element."

Tarantino, who didn't immediately return messages on Pasco's pledge, has defended his remarks and insisted he's not "anti-police." Appearing on MSBNC on Wednesday, Tarantino said that police, by feuding with him, are obscuring "the fact that the citizenry has lost trust in (police)."

"Anybody who acknowledges that there's a problem in law enforcement in this country right now is considered by law enforcement part of the problem - whether that be me, whether that be (New York Mayor) Bill de Blasio, whether that be President Barack Obama," said Tarantino.

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Actress Yeardley Smith poses at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's 30th anniversary celebration in Beverly Hills, California November 5, 2015.
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Tweet Details

Irish Women

Irish women are tweeting details of their periods to Prime Minister Enda Kenny to help publicise a campaign to repeal restrictive abortion laws.

Abortion is a divisive issue in Ireland where, after large street protests from both sides of the debate, a complete ban was only lifted in 2013 when terminations were allowed if a mother's life was in danger.

When Ireland chose to become the first country to adopt gay marriage in a referendum this year, marking a major shift in what was once a strongly Catholic and socially conservative society, calls for abortion law reform gained momentum.

"Since we know how much the Irish state cares about our reproductive parts... I think it's only fair that the women of Ireland let our leader @EndaKennyTD know the full details of our menstrual cycle," comedian Grainne Maguire said in a tweet this week that kicked off a Twitter campaign that has gone viral.

Dozens of other women joined in, tweeting details of their menstrual cycle, with some criticising Kenny for not responding.

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Inuit throatsingers are performing in Halifax to raise money for young people learning music in Nunavut.

The two artists will share a style of music that captivated many Canadians Wednesday during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Throatsingers Colleen Nakashuk and Avery Keenainak, who are from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, will perform at the Pearl Theatre in Lunenburg Saturday. They shared a song with CBC Radio's Mainstreet on Friday.

Funds raised at the benefit concert will go towards Music for the Future, a Nova Scotia-based program that offers fiddling lessons to Inuit children in four Baffin Island communities.



David Beckham waves toward his fans while on his way back after playing a charity match to collect funds for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) at the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal November 6, 2015.
Photo by Navesh Chitrakar


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Never Finished Fontainebleau To Be Covered Up

Las Vegas

The nearly built but never finished Fontainebleau casino-hotel high-rise is getting covered up to spruce up the view on the Las Vegas Strip.

A Clark County commissioner turned a relatively routine request for an off-site improvement bond extension into an opportunity to compel the property's owner to cover up part of the unsightly construction site that has been visible for several years, rising 63-stories above the Strip.

Construction on the 3,900-room property stopped in 2009. A year later, billionaire investor Carl Icahn bought the $2.9 billion development out of bankruptcy for $150 million.

Other under-construction properties along the Strip have agreed to cover up unsightliness, including The Venetian, which covered up a tower that was never finished, and Boyd Gaming Corp., which sold its Echelon project to the Genting Group before it needed to cover up that site.

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Mormon Church

Mormon church officials have issued a rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out and their children must wait until they're 18 and disavow homosexual relationships to be baptized.

The revisions triggered a wave of anger, confusion and sadness for a growing faction of LGBT-supportive Mormons who were buoyed in recent years by church leaders' calls for more compassion and understanding for LGBT members.

"It feels like they are extending an olive branch and hitting you with it," said Wendy Montgomery, who is Mormon and has a 17-year-old gay son. "It's like this emotional whiplash."

Montgomery said Friday the news left her son sobbing and forced her and her husband to consider leaving a religion they've belonged to for generations. The couple has been trying desperately to stay in the church despite a harsh reception to their son coming out.

Montgomery also echoed a response shared by many on social media: She can somewhat understand the hard stance on same-sex marriage, but she can't comprehend singling out gay couple's children.

Mormon Church


Russian artist Maria Gasanova (R) works with model Yekaterina Razumova on her "The Alive Painting" body art project during the Art Krasnoyarsk annual festival in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia November 6, 2015.
Photo by Ilya Naymushin


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Honey Farmers


Monsanto Co on Friday denied that plantings of its genetically modified soybeans have impacted bees, led to deforestation or caused damage to the honey production industry in two Mexican states.

Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a move to allow the planting of genetically modified soya seeds in the southern Mexican states of Campeche and Yucatan, arguing that indigenous communities that had fought the move should be consulted before it was approved.

Honey producers in the two states as well as the neighboring state of Quintana Roo had protested against the genetically modified soybean permits, arguing they created a contamination risks for their produce.

Monsanto, which was on the court docket's list of interested parties in the case, said in a statement Wednesday it respected the court's decision and would wait to see the full text of the ruling.

The court said on Wednesday that the five justices had voted unanimously to grant an injunction against Mexico's agriculture ministry SAGARPA, which had given permission for the plantings. The full text of the decision is still pending.



A student looks at corn husk dolls at a table during a Native American celebration day at Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Students learned about wood carving, traditional Native American food, blow guns, and more from visiting educators from Red Clay State Park.
Photo by Doug Strickland


Do Squirrels Ever Forget Where They Put Their Nuts?


Historic Items Unearthed

South Carolina

A number of rare and historic artifacts appear to have been unearthed after record rainfall in South Carolina last month, including pottery, boats and a possible mammoth skeleton, archaeologists said on Thursday.

So far, the state has received 20 reports of items that washed up or were uncovered after storms that caused widespread flooding in October, state archaeologist Jonathan Leader said.

Licensed hobby divers, who must share their finds with the state, already have reported finding a dugout canoe possibly crafted by early European settlers or Native Americans.

There were also some barges and a report of a possible skeleton of a mammoth, an extinct animal that resembled a woolly elephant, according to the SCIAA.

Other natural disasters such as droughts and hurricanes have uncovered historic and pre-historic sites, archaeologists said, but not to the extent they see resulting from the recent floods.

South Carolina


Russian traditional Matryoshka wooden dolls, depicting politicians including Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama, and traditional Ushanka hats are displayed for sale in central Moscow, Russia, November 6, 2015.
Photo by Maxim Shemetov


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12-Foot Mammoth Tusk Unearthed


A 12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk has been unearthed in Idaho and scientists say more of the fossil skeleton might still be buried at the site.

Researchers say the large herbivore lived 72,000 to 200,000 years ago and was about 16 to 19 when it died. Its left tusk was found earlier this year at American Falls Reservoir.

Researchers with the university unearthed about 60 percent of the skull last year and about 8 feet of the right tusk after a volunteer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation spotted the fossil.

Rising water at the reservoir forced a stop to the excavation, but researchers returned this year when the water dropped and removed the tusk last week.



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A river gull flies over reflection of a Gazela (Gazelle) bridge on the Sava river in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Weather forecasts predict good weather conditions in Serbia for upcoming days.
Photo by Darko Vojinovic



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