Elliot Hannon: New Celebrity-Only Terminal Means Soon LAX Will Be Full of Khakied Normals (Slate)
Status takes many forms. Most of them come into direct contact at the airport. It's where Southwest passengers eat Cinnabon waiting for flights to places like Tucson while (briefly) breathing the same air as the rich and famous wearing their baseball hats low and sunglasses indoors. Panda Express and Paul Frank under the same roof; the big city airport is the American melting pot you didn't know you were looking for. In Los Angeles, that's about to change.
Børge Rosenbaum (3 January 1909 - 23 December 2000), known professionally as Victor Borge, was a Danish comedian, conductor and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United States and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nickname "The Clown Prince of Denmark", "The Unmelancholy Dane", and "The Great Dane".
mj was first and correct with:
That would be
Victor Borge, whose humor was always gentle.
Alan J wrote:
Sandra in Maine said:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Why, that's Victor Borge. I remember my parents watching him on various variety shows - perhaps Ed Sullivan? I was a young lass and perhaps was preoccupied with kid stuff.
TGIF! Tomorrow is my husband's birthday, and he's going to attempt flying his hang glider cross-country for 62 miles. Guess who gets to chase him?
The upshot is, as the driver, I get to pick where to eat. Heh. Boy, do I have a plan.
Daniel in The City answered:
Dashing Dale of Diamondy Springs, Norfallcali responded:
Victor Borge. Hijabby Mamas
DJ Useo replied:
That would be the splendid entertainer, Victor Borge.
I saw him perform live back in the late 1970's & he was great musically, & also very funny.
I'd never heard of him at the time. The school paid him to be there & we were all glad he had been.
I believe that would be Victor Borge. Terrific pianist.
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Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
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Way back in the late 80s, a pal set me up on a blind date - with a former Reagan speechwriter and hard-core Arizona republican.
It turned out to be a very bad date.
On our way to a movie, his car broke down on the 170 freeway. After dark.
He was afraid to leave his car and requested that I walk nearly a mile along the freeway, then down the off ramp to seek assistance.
I was pretty pissed off by the time I found a phone.
My mother was visiting, so I called her, and she came and picked me up.
I wanted to go home and forget the loser on the freeway, but she convinced me to do the 'right' thing, so we went and picked him up.
Took him to an auto part store where he bought some stuff, then took him back to the car.
Thought that was it.
He called the next day, apologized, and said he had tickets for the Hollywood Bowl the next night.
Really didn't want to go, but Mom, a card-carrying, life-long republican, with a 30-something unmarried daughter, was beside herself, so I agreed.
And that's how I got to see Victor Borge at the Hollywood Bowl.
The performance was wonderful, and the date wasn't awful.
OTOH, made it a point to never go on another blind date.
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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.
AMC offers the movie 'Remember The Titans', followed by the movie 'Independence Day'.
[6:00AM] Top Gear: Best of All - Jeremy, James and Richard-Ep 1 - Best of All
[7:00AM] Top Gear: Best of James-Ep 1 - Best of James
[8:00AM] Top Gear: Best of James-Ep 2 - More Best of James
[9:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 10 - Guatemala
[10:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 11 - Urban Survivor
[11:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 12 - Canadian Rockies
[12:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 13 - Shooting Survival
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 26 - The Best of Both Worlds (Part 1)
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 1 - The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Family
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Brothers
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Suddenly Human
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 5 - Remember Me
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 6 - Legacy
[8:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 9 - Sleep No More
[9:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 10 - Face The Raven
[10:00PM] The Last Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 7
[11:15PM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 7
[12:15AM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 10 - Face The Raven
[1:15AM] The Last Kingdom - Season 1 - Episode 7
[2:30AM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 10 - Face The Raven
[3:30AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Brothers
[4:30AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Suddenly Human
[5:30AM] Hidden Habitats - Season 1 - Ep 5 - Canada's Coastal Forests (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has the movie 'Maid In Manhattan', followed by the movie 'Enough'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay', followed by the movie 'The Campaign'.
FX has the movie 'Battleship', followed by the movie 'Fast & Furious 6'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Jake Johnson Wears a Light Blue Button-Up Shirt and Brown Shoes
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Gimme Shelter
[7:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-2120 So. Michigan Avenue
[7:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-22000 Light Years From Home
[8:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Take It or Leave It
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Short & Curlies
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-'Til the Next Goodbye
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Bohemian Rhapsody
[10:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Somebody to Love
[10:30AM] GIGI DOES IT-Love Thyself
[11:00AM] BENDERS-California Here We Come
[11:30AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[1:45PM] DEALIN' WITH IDIOTS
[3:45PM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION
[6:00PM] MR. WOODCOCK
[8:00PM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[10:00PM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[12:00AM] NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION
[2:15AM] MR. WOODCOCK
[4:15AM] BENDERS-California Here We Come
[4:45AM] GIGI DOES IT-Love Thyself
[5:15AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Eddie George (ALL TIMES EST)
[11:45AM] The Brave One
[2:15PM] The Perfect Storm
[5:00PM] The Exorcism of Emily Rose
[7:30PM] The Others
[10:00PM] The Returned-Virgil
[11:15PM] The Others
[1:45AM] The Returned-Virgil
[3:00AM] The Perfect Storm (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Men In Black II', followed by the movie 'Zombieland'.
Jimmy Buffett performs during a funeral tribute to Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. New Orleans and lovers of New Orleans' rich musical heritage crowded into a historic theater Friday and bid goodbye in words and song to Toussaint, a prolific songwriter, performer and producer who died last week at age 77.
Photo by Gerald Herbert
Music isn't just good for the soul, it's also good for helping the body heal after surgery, a research review suggests.
Surgery patients who listen to music may have lower levels of pain and anxiety as well as lower blood pressure and heart rate than people who don't, according to the analysis.
To assess the impact of music on surgical outcomes, Dr. Diana Vetter and colleagues analyzed data from 47 studies, including 26 that looked at the effect of music before procedures, 25 looking at music in the operating room, and 25 looking at music during recovery.
Overall, music was linked to about 31 percent less pain, 29 percent lower odds of using pain medication, and 34 percent less anxiety.
In addition, music was tied to 40 percent lower blood pressure and 27 percent lower heart rate.
Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane has tied the knot with playwright and producer Devlin Elliott.
The actor's publicist confirmed that the two were married Tuesday in a small ceremony at City Hall.
Lane, a Tony winner for "The Producers" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," received a best-actor Tony nomination for his role in "The Nance" in 2013. He was on Broadway in the spring in "It's Only a Play" and will next be seen in FX's "American Crime Story."
Elliott has helped produce the "Master Class" revival with Tyne Daly and "Ragtime."
The couple have been together for 18 years and recently collaborated on a picture book about a dog, "Naughty Mabel," inspired by their overindulged, well-groomed French bulldog.
The mayor of Roanoke, Virginia found himself in hot water after using the example of World War II Japanese-American internment camps as a precedent for his plan to stop Syrian refugees from settling in his jurisdiction.
Mayor David Bowers issued a statement on Nov. 18 in which he requested that any Syrian refugee resettlement plans for Roanoke be suspended.
"I'm reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester Japanese foreign nationals after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and it appears that the threat of harm to America from [ISIS] now is just as real and serious as that from our enemies then."
The onslaught of overwhelmingly negative international media attention must have finally gotten to Mayor Bowers, because this afternoon he officially apologized for his comments, reports The Roanoke Times .
Dr. John performs during a funeral tribute to Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. New Orleans and lovers of New Orleans' rich musical heritage crowded into the historic Orpheum theater Friday and bid goodbye in words and song to Toussaint, a prolific songwriter, performer and producer who died last week at age 77.
Photo by Gerald Herbert
A magnitude 4.1 quake hit near the north Oklahoma town of Medford on Friday, the second temblor in two days to hit the area where energy extraction takes place.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 4.6, struck at 4:40 p.m. at a shallow depth of 4.9 miles (8 km) with the epicenter 9 miles (15 km), north-northwest of Medford. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early on Thursday, rattling residents out of their beds and shaking the ground across a 100-mile (160-km) radius that included the city of Tulsa and the state of Kansas.
The state's oil and gas regulator, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), moved within hours on Thursday to implement additional curbs on the use of saltwater disposal wells that scientists have linked to a sharp rise in seismic activity in the state.
Saltwater, a normal byproduct of oil and gas extraction work that boomed after 2009 following improvements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, is injected into deep disposal wells and underground caverns.
The wife of an actor known for his role on "The Shield" was having an affair before she was fatally shot by her husband last year and a jury should be told about it, a judge ruled Friday.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry ruled Friday that the affair should be mentioned to potential jurors and will be discussed during the upcoming trial against Michael Jace, but not in great detail.
Jace's attorney, Jamon Hicks, said he planned to keep the focus on his client's intent before the May 19 killing in the Jaces' Los Angeles home.
Jace shot his wife in their Los Angeles home on May 19, 2014, while their two young sons were present.
A prosecutor said the affair wasn't discovered until long after April Jace's death, and the actor apparently didn't mention it when he spoke to police after the killing.
Elvis Costello smiles as he talks of his friendship during a funeral tribute to Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. New Orleans and lovers of New Orleans' rich musical heritage crowded into the historic Orpheum theater Friday and bid goodbye in words and song to Toussaint, a prolific songwriter, performer and producer who died last week at age 77.
Photo by Gerald Herbert
A state court judge on Thursday rejected plea agreements for two members of the family associated with the Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" reality TV show, putting the case in limbo.
Billy Brown, 62, and one of his sons, 31-year-old Joshua Brown, had each agreed to plead guilty to second-degree unsworn falsification, a misdemeanor, for lying on the application for a yearly oil revenue check given to Alaska residents. Terms of the agreements called for a suspended jail sentence, community service and restitution of $7,956 for Billy Brown and $1,174 for Joshua Brown.
But Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg rejected the agreements, saying he thought the sentences should have involved jail time. Attorneys for the men withdrew the pleas following Pallenberg's decision.
Pallenberg said that when someone steals an Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, it's a theft from every Alaskan because everyone else's dividend is a tiny bit smaller. Most Alaska residents receive a yearly payout from earnings off the Alaska Permanent Fund, which was born of the state's early oil wealth and has grown through investments. To qualify for the dividend, one must have been a resident of the state for the preceding calendar year.
In separate, signed statements accompanying the plea agreements, Billy and Joshua Brown said they left Alaska in October 2009 and did not return until August 2012. Contrary to what was stated on several applications for dividends, they did not have a principle place of residence on Mosman Island in southeast Alaska from 2009 to 2013, each of the statements said.
Boz Scaggs sings during a funeral tribute to Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. New Orleans and lovers of New Orleans' rich musical heritage crowded into the historic Orpheum theater Friday and bid goodbye in words and song to Toussaint, a prolific songwriter, performer and producer who died last week at age 77.
Photo by Gerald Herbert
Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to court to challenge tough parole conditions seemingly designed to ensure he doesn't spill any U.S. military secrets he might have left.
The 61-year-old former Navy intelligence analyst was set free in the middle of the night from a medium-security federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, after being paroled from a life sentence that had turned him into a continual source of tension between the U.S. and Israel.
Under the rules of his release, he must wear a GPS unit to transmit his whereabouts at all times, allow the installation of monitoring equipment on any computers he uses at work or at home, and agree to periodic, unannounced inspections of those machines.
Despite parole requirements that he not leave the U.S. without government permission for the next five years, Pollard has expressed a desire to renounce his American citizenship and move to Israel, where he is seen by some as a national hero. The White House has come out against the request.
American street artist Shepard Fairey, aka Obey, poses by his latest piece 'Earth Crisis', a giant sphere themed on environment and hanging between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obey's art piece which weighs 2,3 tons will be displayed until Nov. 26 as Paris will be hosting the climate change conference from Nov. 30-Dec. 11, 2015.
Photo by Binta Epelly
A bitter billion-dollar battle in the sweetener wars came to an end Friday as sugar processors and the makers of high fructose corn syrup announced a secret out-of-court settlement.
The deal midway through a trial in Los Angeles federal court was announced in a short statement that sugar-coated the hostility that emerged from dueling lawsuits over losses each side blamed on efforts by their rival to win over consumers.
By bringing the case to a close privately, the foes avoided the uncertainty of a jury verdict that could have had broader market implications for products that are ubiquitous on the ingredient labels of countless food items in U.S. stores.
Any rancour evident during the four-year legal skirmish wasn't evident in the joint statement that announced commitments to "practices that encourage safe and healthful use of their products, including moderation in the consumption of table sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners."
Attorneys on both sides refused to discuss terms of the settlement or whether any money would be exchanged.
A kimono-clad girl participates in a ceremony at a shrine in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Japanese families celebrate the traditional ceremony by dressing up their children, only seven-year-old girls, five-year-old boys and three-year-old boys and girls, and visit shrines or temples to celebrate children's growth and pray for their future well-being.
Photo by Eugene Hoshiko
The California State University system has become the latest to take back an honorary degree from Bill Cosby.
The Board of Trustees voted Friday to revoke an honorary doctorate given to Cosby by Cal Poly Pomona in 1992.
The Cal State board said in a statement that it was revoking an honorary degree for the first time because Cosby's conduct is contrary to the values of the university system.
With the move the system joins at least a half-dozen other institutions that have revoked degrees in an attempt to distance themselves from the 78-year-old Cosby as he has become embroiled in dozens of allegations of sexual assault. Cosby has not been charged in any of the cases and has denied many of the allegations while not addressing others. A message left with a Cosby representative was not immediately returned.
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