Cher Martinelli: 5 Famous Figures That Stupid People Love to Misquote (Cracked)
I get it. Not everyone is a wordsmith, especially when it comes to verbalizing feelings. And there are a lot of people that have said amazing and inspiring stuff. Shit, I love words. I can't even keep count of how often I use the word "genius" to describe a single verse in a song or reread a sentence in a book over and over because it's so well crafted that I wish I had written it myself.
David Sterritt: "Time Bandits: Guerrilla Fantasy" (Criterion)
NOTE: The following essay contains spoilers. If someone made Time Bandits today, it's a good bet that the deus ex machina that saves the world would be a wizard of the Tolkien or Hogwarts type. But in Terry Gilliam's first masterpiece, the deus ex machina is, well, an actual deus. And no less a one than God Almighty, a.k.a. the Supreme Being, or just SB, wittily played by Ralph Richardson, that most lordly of actors.
Adam Tod Brown: 5 One-Hit Wonders Who Deserve Way More Respect (Cracked)
NONE OF THE BANDS ON THIS LIST ARE ONE-HIT WONDERS! That or some variation of it is what thousands of precious souls in the comments section will shout today, and I want every single one of you to know that I wholeheartedly agree with you. I mean, you can die where you stand for just skimming the article to see the names on the list and then immediately filing your complaint without giving me so much as two whole sentences to explain, but still, I agree.
The Lego Movie writer/directors: 'We wanted to make an anti-totalitarian movie for kids' (Guardian)
It's a miracle that two of the best writers in Hollywood can still get work. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller make films that call the industry out on creative laziness and executive complacency. This year they delivered The Lego Movie - a branded film that satirises corporate culture - and 22 Jump Street, a sequel to a reboot that ridiculed Hollywood's chronic case of sequelitus. 22 Jump Street took over $100m at the US box office. The Lego Movie has topped $200m. Those figures must make their pitch meetings less awkward.
The Roud Folk Song Index is a database of nearly 200,000 references to nearly 25,000 songs that have been collected from oral tradition in the English language from all over the world. It is compiled by Steve Roud, a former librarian in the London Borough of Croydon. Roud's Index is a combination of the Broadside Index (printed sources before 1900) and a "field-recording index" compiled by Roud. It subsumes all the previous well-known printed sources known to Francis James Child (the Child Ballads) and includes recordings from 1900 to 1975. Until early 2006 the index was available only by a CD subscription; it can now be found online on a website maintained by the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
Alan J was first, and correct, with:
I cheated - I googled it:
From Wiki: The Roud Folk Song Index is a database of nearly 200,000 references to nearly 25,00 songs...
and my favorite...
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Social Security number
Your question stumped me, so I turned to the mighty Wiki, and discovered that: "Steve Roud (/ra?d/) is the creator of the Roud Folk Song Index and an expert on folklore and superstition, resident in Maresfield, East Sussex, England.He was formerly Local Studies Librarian for the London Borough of Croydon and Honorary Librarian of the Folklore Society, whose Committee he later rejoined.
The Roud Folk Song Index is a database of nearly 200,000 references to songs that have been collected from oral tradition in the English language from all over the world. It is hosted on the web-site of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
The learning never stops. TGIF!
English language folk songs.
I think I linked to that before, or maybe a different video of it, , but what the hell...
Marian of the Mud, said:
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
The Roud Folk Song Index Data Base of nearly 200,000 references to nearly 25,000 songs that have been collected from oral tradition in the English language from all over the world. An expert on folklore and misconception. Please remember, do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed. Data base for everything these days. Happy birthday J. Connelly.
Wow! I survived the great storm of 2014! Big Whoop about a moderate rain. "You don't need a weatherman to know the way the wind blows."
Folk Songs ~ The Index guides users to published and manuscript folk song scores, texts, and recordings. By searching the index, researchers can use the provided information to find the music and/or text of folk songs in a library collection. The index now includes over 191,000 references to songs that have been collected from oral tradition in the English language.
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AMC offers fills the night with the movie 'Miracle On 34th Street'.
[6:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 2 - Ep 9 - Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done
[7:00AM] Orphan Black - Season 2 - Ep 10 - By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried.
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 3 - Ep 3 - Bazzini
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 3 - Ep 4 - Flamangos
[10:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Cafe 36
[11:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 12 - Casa Roma
[12:00PM] Top Gear: Best Of 11-12-Episode 1
[1:00PM] Top Gear: Best Of 11-12-Episode 2
[2:00PM] Top Gear: Best Of 11-12-Episode 3
[3:00PM] Top Gear: Best Of 11-12-Episode 4
[4:00PM] Top Gear: Best of British-Episode 1
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 14 - A Matter of Perspective
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 15 - Yesterday's Enterprise
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 16 - The Offspring
[8:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 17 - Sins of the Father
[9:00PM] Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 5 - The Day Of The Dead NEW
[10:00PM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 16 - Episode 10 NEW
[11:00PM] Almost Royal - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Texas
[11:30PM] Almost Royal - Season 1 - Ep 4 - New York
[12:00AM] Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 5 - The Day Of The Dead
[1:00AM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 16 - Episode 10
[2:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 14 - A Matter of Perspective
[3:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 15 - Yesterday's Enterprise
[4:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 16 - The Offspring
[5:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 17 - Sins of the Father (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by the movie 'Dirty Dancing'.
FX has the movie 'Thor', followed by the movie 'Prometheus', then 'Sons Of Anarchy'.
History has all old 'The Curse Of Oak Island' all night.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ELLIE KEMPER WEARS A PURPLE RUFFLED SLEEVELESS TOP & LAVENDER FLATS
[6:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-STEVEN YEUN WEARS ROLLED UP BLACK JEANS & NO SOCKS
[7:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-WAYNE COYNE WEARS A HALLOWEEN COSTUME
[7:30AM] HOUSE PARTY
[9:45AM] BATMAN-THE BLOODY TOWER
[10:18AM] BATMAN-CATWOMAN'S DRESSED TO KILL
[10:51AM] BATMAN-THE OGG COUPLE
[11:24AM] BATMAN-THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES
[11:57AM] BATMAN-THE JOKE'S ON CATWOMAN
[12:30PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ERIC ANDRE WEARS A CAT COLLAGE SHIRT & SNEAKERS
[1:00PM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-CERF'S FOLLY
[3:45PM] HOUSE PARTY
[6:00PM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[8:00PM] HALF BAKED
[9:45PM] HALF BAKED
[11:30PM] CHEECH & CHONG'S NEXT MOVIE
[1:30AM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[3:30AM] CHEECH & CHONG'S NICE DREAMS
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-RAINN WILSON WEARS A SHORT SLEEVED PLAID SHIRT & COLORFUL SNEAKERS (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Melinda and Melinda
[8:15AM] The Mission
[2:00PM] Blazing Saddles
[4:00PM] Twelve Monkeys
[7:00PM] The Lost Boys
[9:00PM] Revenge of the Nerds
[11:00PM] Revenge of the Ninja
[1:00AM] Revenge of the Nerds
[3:00AM] Revenge of the Ninja
[5:00AM] Dream School-Olympian Johnny Weir & Body Issues (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Babylon AD', followed by the movie 'Fast Five'.
Singer Rihanna (L) and actress Salma Hayek pose at the First Annual Diamond Ball fundraising event at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills, California December 11, 2014. The event benefits the Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF).
Photo by Mario Anzuoni
The U.S. Department of Justice has signaled it would not stand in the way of Native American tribes who may seek to legalize marijuana use or cultivation.
Federal prosecutors will instead focus on priorities like keeping marijuana out of the hands of minors and out of states in which marijuana use is not legal, the department said in a memo released on Thursday.
The memo, sent from Justice Department headquarters to U.S. attorney's offices around the country, said some tribes had requested guidance on the federal drug law.
The new guidance builds on a related memo the Justice Department issued in August 2013 that listed eight priorities that law enforcement would focus on in enforcing federal drug laws after several states moved to legalize marijuana.
In this image released by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hope Boykin performs in new civil rights-themed piece, "Odetta," in New York. The performance is a tribute to the late folk singer Odetta Holmes who some called the voice of the Civil Rights movement. "Odetta," which features a cast of 11 dancers, will be performed frequently during the company's current season at New York City Center, including a matinee on Dec. 31, which happens to be Odetta's birthday. Then, it will travel the country as the company embarks on a 19-city national tour, beginning in February.
Photo by Steve Wilson
The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule on Friday aimed at modernizing and streamlining the union election process.
The new rule will shorten the time between when an election is ordered and the election is held, eliminating a previous 25-day waiting period. And it seeks to reduce litigation that can be used to stall elections. It will also require employers to furnish union organizers with email addresses and phone numbers of workers.
The changes are a win for unions, which have long complained the process is too long. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the NLRB's "modest but important reforms" will help reduce delays and make it easier for workers to vote on forming a union. "Strengthening protections for workers seeking to come together and bargain collectively is critical to workers winning much-deserved wage gains and improving their lives," he said.
A similar rule was issued by the board in 2011, but it was struck down by the D.C. Circuit Court, which said the board at the time lacked a quorum to issue the rule. The present five-member board approved the rule Friday on a 3-2 vote, with all three Democrats voting yes and two Republicans voting no.
CBS said Friday that it would delay James Corden's debut on its "Late Late Show" by two weeks: His tenure on the wee-hours program will start March 23 instead of March 9.
The later date gives the show's team more time to prepare and allows CBS to use its broadcast of the NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament to promote Corden's debut.
Corden and a new team of producers are expected to open their offices in Los Angeles on January 5 to prepare for the program. Rob Crabbe, a supervising producer at NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," has joined the staff as an executive producer and writer. Mike Gibbons, the co-creator of "Tosh.0? on Comedy Central, will serve as co-executive producer and writer. Sheila Rogers, a supervising producer and talent coordinator on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman," will be a supervising producer. Josie Cliff, who has managed British singer Robbie Williams, was named a producer. Musician and comedian Reggie Watts will be the bandleader for the new program.
The team joins executive producer Ben Winston, who was named to the role in November. CBS said Nick Bernstein would oversee the program as its new vice president of latenight programming, West Coast.
An auction house worker wears a hand-painted 'Uncle Sam' top hat owed and worn by Grateful Dead rock group's Jerry Garcia, as she poses for the photographers, in London, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.The bi-annual 20/21 Pop Culture sale scheduled for Dec. 16, 2014, will present music and film aficionados with memorabilia associated with legends of rock, pop and Hollywood, according to Christie's auction house.
Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis
The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble.
Sailors had hitherto been allowed to drink off duty. Now, they will only be able to sample alcohol on special occasions such as Christmas, if the captain gives permission.
In addition, beer vending machines will be removed from vessels. And in the rare instances when sailors are allowed to drink, they will have to pay more, since ships will hike the price of alcohol served in their onboard bars.
The new rules will still not be as tough as those in the United States, where all ships are dry.
Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey.
A federal judge on Friday refused to delay the lawsuit. The ruling came on a motion by Kevin Roper, the driver of the Wal-Mart truck authorities say slammed into the back of Morgan's limo van on the New Jersey Turnpike in June.
Roper, of Georgia, isn't named as a defendant but is facing criminal charges. He wanted the suit delayed until his criminal case was resolved.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs had argued that Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart was using Roper's motion to stall the suit because it wanted to avoid disclosing safety practices.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is laying off more than 300 workers, a day after its CEO announced he's resigning.
Spokesman Fred Jacobs said Friday 311 workers would be laid off from the company's Orlando headquarters and its 11 parks.
The layoffs come a day after CEO Jim Atchison announced he is stepping down as head of the company. SeaWorld's chairman was named interim leader.
Attendance at its theme parks has been weak since the recession and has dropped in three of the past four quarters. SeaWorld has also been battling negative publicity related to care of its animals, since the release of "Blackfish" last year. The documentary suggested the captivity of killer whales may have led to the death of a trainer.
A devotee whirls as he beats drums while another hangs from his back to balance their weight, at the shrine of Sufi Saint Data Ganj Bakhsh in Lahore December 12, 2014. Devotees started a three-day celebration of 971st festival of Hazrat Ali Bin Usman popularly known as Data Ganj Bakhsh.
Photo by Mohsin Raza
A former top executive at a New Jersey water utility has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to falsifying tests to hide elevated levels of dry-cleaning solvent in drinking water used by two towns, according to authorities.
William Mowell, the former assistant executive director of the East Orange Water Commission, was sentenced for his role in the scheme which prosecutors said allowed the commission to avoid installing expensive water purification systems at the plant.
"By hiding elevated levels of a potential carcinogen, Mowell put financial concerns ahead of the health of the tens of thousands of customers who drink the water supplied by this system," Elie Honig, director of the state's Division of Criminal Justice, said in a statement on Friday.
Prosecutors say the utility pumped water from multiple wells, some of which contained levels of the solvent tetrachloroethene 25 times above legal limits.
Before conducting mandatory tests of the utility's water supply in 2011, the contaminated wells were temporarily shut off so that tests would show the utility's water met standards. They were turned back on after the tests were completed.
A Pakistani devotee, or malang, smokes during the celebrations of the three-day annual congregation of famous saint Data Ganjbaksh at his shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Thousands of people traveled from all over Pakistan to attend the celebrations.
Photo by K.M. Chaudary
Reducing the number of beds in facilities for psychiatric patients is linked to an increase in prison populations, according to a new study.
Prison population rose as the number of psychiatric beds decreased since 1990 among six South American countries, researchers found.
"This is clearly not a definitive study that can't provide cause and effect findings," said the study's lead author Dr. Adrian Mundt. "Clearly this is a starting point to discuss this more and provide a new angle to this problem. We now should go into more depth and find out more about pathways for individuals."
Mundt, who is affiliated with Queen Mary University of London, and his colleagues write in JAMA Psychiatry that the theory of a connection between psychiatric bed availability and prison population was proposed in 1939 by English scholar Lionel Sharples Penrose.
This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows a 1907 double eagle $20 coin designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens that is going to auction. Bonhams is offering the gold coin for sale Tuesday Dec.,16, 2014 with a pre-sale estimate is $1.25 million to $1.5 million.
Want to buy a forest? Oregon is preparing to sell off 92,000 acres (37,200 hectares) of coastal woodlands, in a move to distance itself from environmentally questionable timber sales that have long provided revenue to the state's public schools.
Officials expect a sale price between $300 million and $700 million - a big range that reflects uncertainty about the extent of logging restrictions in the Elliott State Forest, an Oregon Department of State Lands spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Proceeds from the sale would go to the public school trust, as Elliott was made a state forest in 1930 and put into a public trust to fund education through timber sales.
Any future buyer will be asked to keep at least some portions of the forest open to the public and to protect the old-growth timber that makes up about half of the site, Curtis added.
But if a government or conservation group does not submit a bid, private interests could take ownership of the forest under the terms of a Tuesday decision by Oregon's State Land Board to look for new owners, she added. Nevertheless, environmental groups lauded the move.
Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale, whose international reporting took him from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan to covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, has been found dead in Colorado, officials said on Friday.
The body of Di-Natale, 43, was discovered on Wednesday in the foothills west of Denver, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office said.
In an obituary posted on the Fox News website, the network reported that Di-Natale's death was a suicide, citing the Jefferson County Coroner's office. The coroner's office would not confirm the manner and cause of death to Reuters.
A Fox News spokesperson said in a statement that Di-Natale was a freelance correspondent with the network until he "resigned amicably" at the end of November.
Di-Natale began his career in 1989 as a magazine writer in Portugal, and joined the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1995, according to the obituary.
He joined Fox in 2007, and filed dispatches from Iraq, Syria and other overseas locations, working most recently out of the network's Los Angeles bureau. He owned property in Jefferson County, Colorado, where his body was found, the obituary said.
In 2011, he reported from Pakistan on the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEALS. He secured an interview with Shakil Afridi, the imprisoned Pakistani physician who helped U.S. intelligence officials locate the al Qaeda leader.
Before leaving Fox, Di-Natale covered the aftermath of a grand jury's decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Ember, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's new baby Bornean orangutan, plays around while in the arms of her mother, 18-year-old Hadiah, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 . Ember, whose name was announced Tuesday, was born on October 29 at the zoo. Her name means bucket in Indonesian and Malaysian, an allusion to the way keepers reintroduced the baby to her mother after caring for them separately for a time.
Photo by Michael Ciaglo
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