Pagan Kennedy: The Thin Gene (NY Times)
Abby Solomon suffers from a one-in-a-billion genetic syndrome: After just about an hour without food, she begins to starve. She sleeps in snatches. In her dreams she gorges on French fries. But as soon as she wakes up and nibbles a few bites, she feels full, so she ends up consuming very few calories. At 5 feet 10 inches tall, she weighs 99 pounds.
23 Brilliant Pieces Of Foreshadowing You Probably Missed (Cracked)
For all the shit we like to give Hollywood for pumping out the same movies, reinforced by the same tropes, acted out by the same movie stars, we should actually separate the producers from the filmmakers. Because the filmmakers are actually doing some pretty cool shit when it comes to telling a story.
This musician was born Ellas Otha Bates, but was adopted and raised by his mother's cousin, Gussie McDaniel whose surname he assumed. What is the stage name of this
American R&B and Chicago blues singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who influenced artists including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, theYardbirds, Eric Clapton, the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Parliament-Funkadelic?
Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (born March 14, 1934), (CAPT, USN, Ret.), is a retired American naval officer and Naval Aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, and NASA astronaut. He traveled into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.
On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon and the most recent man to walk on the Moon since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission's third and final extravehicular activity (EVA). Cernan was also a backup crew member for the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions.
Alan J was first and correct with:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
I couldn't remember, so I looked it up: Eugene Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon.
Our son spent the day with us (he's still here, sleeping in at 9:30 a.m.), and we FaceTimed with his girlfriend and our daughter and SIL. The food was great and the atmosphere even better. We're all thankful to have each other in our lives, no matter who's in charge.
DJ Useo answered:
I'm up on this moon stuff. It was Astronaut Gene Cernan, who was never on Big Bang Theory. ;)
It's cool we did it, & all, but nothing seems to have come from the venture, aside from more bills.
Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (CAPT, USN, Ret.), is a retired American naval officer, 1972
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.
CBS begins the night with 'Robbie The Reindeer: Hooves Of Fire', followed by 'Robbie The Reindeer: Legend Of The Lost Tribe', then 'The Story Of Santa Claus', followed by '48 Hours'.
NBC opens the night with the FRESH'The National Dog Show', followed by a RERUN'SNL'.
'SNL' is a RERUN with Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting, music by twenty one pilots.
ABC fills the night with LIVE'College Football', the pads the left coast with local crap.
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 has an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.
A&E has 'The First 48', 'The Killing Season', followed by a FRESH'The Killing Season', then another FRESH'The Killing Season'.
AMC offers the movie 'Tremors 3: Back To Perfection', followed by the movie 'Predators', then the movie 'Lake Placid'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 23-A Taste of Armageddon
[7:15AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 24-This Side of Paradise
[8:30AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-Who Watches the Watchers
[9:30AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-The Bonding
[10:30AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Booby Trap
[11:30AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy
[12:30PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
[1:30PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Vengeance Factor
[2:30PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-The Defector
[3:30PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-The Hunted
[4:29PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-The High Ground
[5:28PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 13-Deja Q
[6:27PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 14-A Matter of Perspective
[7:26PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 15-Yesterday's Enterprise
[8:25PM] DOCTOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-The Power of the Daleks
[9:00PM] DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Booby Trap
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Vengeance Factor
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-The Defector
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-The Hunted
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-The High Ground
[5:00AM] DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has the movie 'It's Complicated', followed by the movie 'The Devil Wears Prada'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'We're The Millers', followed by the movie 'The Hangover'.
FX has the movie 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', followed by the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers'.
[6:00AM] LETHAL WEAPON
[8:30AM] LETHAL WEAPON 2
[11:00AM] LETHAL WEAPON 3
[1:45PM] LETHAL WEAPON 4
[4:30PM] LETHAL WEAPON
[7:00PM] DIE HARD
[10:00PM] DIE HARD 2
[12:45AM] DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
[3:30AM] DIE HARD (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Rectify-Pineapples in Paris
[10:00AM] A History of Violence
[12:00PM] Two Mules for Sister Sara
[2:30PM] The Last of the Mohicans
[5:00PM] Joe Kidd
[7:00PM] The Sons of Katie Elder
[10:00PM] El Dorado
[1:00AM] Two Mules for Sister Sara
[3:30AM] Deliverance (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom', followed by the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Lost Crusade'.
More than a dozen news outlets picked up a story on Friday claiming that CNN accidentally aired 30 minutes of pornography instead of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown to Boston viewers via cable provider RCN.
Those web news stories appear to just be based on a Twitter user, @solikearose, who claimed that the content was aired on Thursday evening. The CNN local network provider denied that adult content was aired.
"We are in the process of researching this incident but see no evidence our CNN network feed was compromised last evening in Boston," Jeff Carlson, svp and general manager, RCN Boston, said in a statement to THR.
Barbara Levin, vp communications at CNN national, said in a statement: "Despite media reports to the contrary, RCN assures us that there was no interruption of CNN's programming in the Boston area last night."
The apparent claim arrives at a time when there's been a rare national conversation surrounding dissemination of fake news stories, primarily through social media networks like Twitter and Facebook.
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record, scientists said Friday.
Ketil Isaksen of the Norwegian Meterological Institute said that the average temperature in Longyearbyen, the main settlement in Svalbard, is expected to be around 0 Celsius (32 Fahrenheit) with a little over a month left of the year.
The normal yearly average in Svalbard, an island group midway between the North Pole and continental Norway, is minus 6.7 C (20 F) and the warmest year until now was 2006, when the average temperature in Svalbard was minus 1.8 C (29 F), Isaksen said.
The rising temperatures in the Arctic are affecting permafrost and snow cover as well as the amount of sea ice, which this year was the second-lowest on record. Isaksen said the sea ice is building up much slower than normal as winter approaches.
"There are still huge areas in the Barents Sea and Kara Sea to the east of Svalbard that are free of ice," he said. "They should normally be ice-covered."
Residents of Cerezales del Condado, a tiny village in the northwestern Spanish province of Leon were in for a life-changing surprise when the founder of Corona beer left each of them with almost $2.5 million each in his will.
Antonino Fernández, former Chairman of the Grupo Modelo group in Mexico, died at the age of 99 in August this year. Even though he was a billionaire at the time of his death, the initial part of his life was spent battling poverty in Cerezales del Condado.
Born in 1917, Fernández was forced to leave school at the age of 14 as his parents could not afford the fees. In 1949, at the age of 32, Fernández moved to Mexico to work at his wife's uncle's company, Grupo Modelo. Starting off as a warehouse worker, he climbed up the ranks slowly, becoming the CEO in 1971, a position he held till 1997.
Fernández remained the Chairman of the Board until 2005 and the Honorary Life Chairman of Grupo Modelo, which manufactures the Conona Extra beer, until his death.
The billionaire remained close to his roots in Spain and after his death, left $210 million to the residents of Cerezales, with each villager inheriting over $2 million.
The man who seven years ago ambushed and fatally shot one of the few U.S. doctors performing late-term abortions was given a more lenient sentence Wednesday of at least 25 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.
At a surprise resentencing hearing, prosecutors withdrew their request that Scott Roeder serve at least 50 years before parole eligibility. Roeder also was sentenced to an additional two years for aggravated assault for threatening two church ushers as he fled.
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said that the decision not to seek the added time was reached by prosecutors after examining Roeder's health, his expected life span and the likelihood of whether he would ever be released from prison alive. The family of victim Dr. George Tiller also was consulted, he said.
Roeder was convicted in January 2010 of premeditated first-degree murder for the shooting death of Tiller as he was serving as an usher in the foyer of the doctor's church in Wichita on May 31, 2009.
Tiller's murder was among the most notorious acts of violence since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973. It alarmed the abortion rights community and came as numerous conservative states, including Kansas, passed restrictions making it harder for women to obtain abortions.
The hearing Wednesday came just days before Roeder was set to go before a jury on Monday for what had been anticipated to be a two-week sentencing hearing. Roeder's original life sentence with no chance of parole for 50 years was among many vacated after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that juries, not judges, must decide whether to increase punishment.
The US Secret Service is considering renting one floor in Trump Tower to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family by turning it into a 24-7 command post, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday.
According to Jared Horowitz, who is with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and responsible for available commercial space at Trump Tower, the floors available to rent with the average floor office space running between 13,500 square feet to 15,500 square feet cost about $1.5 million a year.
The law enforcement official says the current plans for security at Trump Tower would differ if the future first family were living at the White House full time and Trump's wife Melania and their son Barron were not staying behind in New York City through the Spring.
Once the Trumps live at the White House full time the USSS will have to reassess what kind of a security presence will be needed at Trump Tower, depending on how often Trump and his family return to New York City.
What is also unprecedented is that the building is owned by the Trump Corporation so the USSS would be renting the space from Trump's company for protecting him and his family.
President-elect Donald Trump's (R-Liar) proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families - including a majority of single-parent households - the opposite would occur: They'd pay more.
Most married couples with three or more children would also pay higher taxes, an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found. And while middle-class families as a whole would receive tax cuts of about 2 percent, they'd be dwarfed by the windfalls averaging 13.5 percent for America's richest 1 percent.
Trump's campaign rhetoric had promoted the benefits of his proposals for middle-income Americans.
Unlike Trump's polarizing proposals on immigration and trade, his tax plan is in line with traditional Republican policy. His steep tax cuts in many ways resemble those carried out by Presidents Ronald Reagan (R-Red Ink) and George W. Bush (R-Cheney's Hand Puppet), and the Republican-run Congress is expected to welcome them.
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. Guns N' Roses; $6,052,392; $119.70.
2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band; $5,395,589; $113.83.
3. Beyonce; $4,925,992; $104.19.
4. Adele; $4,121,814; $109.71.
5. Coldplay; $3,568,641; $107.83.
6. Justin Bieber; $3,036,819; $83.14.
7. Kanye West; $2,182,858; $90.78.
8. Drake; $2,117,766; $111.19.
9. Luke Bryan; $1,527,962; $57.62.
10. Zac Brown Band; $1,213,049; $57.54.
11. Jason Aldean; $1,082,673; $49.61.
12. Dave Matthews Band; $1,032,014; $53.10.
13. "Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour" / Puff Daddy; $936,274; $82.88.
14. Dixie Chicks; $860,114; $72.93.
15. Carrie Underwood; $698,887; $70.65.
16. Florida Georgia Line; $691,008; $44.30.
17. Dolly Parton; $644,217; $80.05.
18. Journey / Doobie Brothers; $634,881; $60.20.
19. Def Leppard; $606,266; $61.46.
20. Keith Urban; $560,403; $55.70.
Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.
Castro's reign over the island-nation 90 miles from Florida was marked by the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to Raul.
Castro overcame imprisonment at the hands of dictator Fulgencio Batista, exile in Mexico and a disastrous start to his rebellion before triumphantly riding into Havana in January 1959 to become, at age 32, the youngest leader in Latin America. For decades, he served as an inspiration and source of support to revolutionaries from Latin America to Africa.
His commitment to socialism was unwavering, though his power finally began to fade in mid-2006 when a gastrointestinal ailment forced him to hand over the presidency to Raul in 2008, provisionally at first and then permanently. His defiant image lingered long after he gave up his trademark Cohiba cigars for health reasons and his tall frame grew stooped.
He survived long enough to see Raul Castro negotiate an opening with U.S. President Barack Obama on Dec. 17, 2014, when Washington and Havana announced they would move to restore diplomatic ties for the first time since they were severed in 1961. He cautiously blessed the historic deal with his lifelong enemy in a letter published after a month-long silence.
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