Marc Dion: Am I Your Sweetheart (Creators Syndicate)
I've noticed something recently. One of the things I get paid to do is notice things. I grew up in a time and place where any adult male could call any female "honey" or "sweetheart" or "darling.'" The woman who served you breakfast, your insurance agent, the woman who sold you cigarettes, bank tellers. The women frequently "honey-ed" you right back, too. I did it, too, but I quit it when I moved to New England, a colder spot in more ways than one.
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law later reverting to Gunsmoke.
When Gunsmoke was adapted for television in 1955, in spite of a campaign to persuade the network, the network was not interested in bringing either Conrad or his radio costars to the television medium. Conrad's weight was rumored to be a deciding factor. Denver Pyle was also considered for the leading role, as was Raymond Burr, who was ultimately also seen as too heavy for the part. Charles Warren, television Gunsmoke's first director, said "His voice was fine but he was too big. When he stood up, his chair stood with him."
In the end, the primary roles were all recast, with Arness taking the lead role of Marshal Matt Dillon (on the recommendation of Wayne, who also introduced the pilot); Dennis Weaver playing Chester Goode; Milburn Stone being cast as Dr. G. "Doc" Adams (later Galen "Doc" Adams); and Amanda Blake taking on the role of Miss Kitty Russell.
Loose Lois Of Oregon said:
Miss Kitty's last name was Russell, after the sound her
skirts made when she threw her legs up in the air for Matt
Dillon! But she and Matt had NOTHING on Festus and Doc
Adams! Those two were super freaks! Even the mule got some.
My gawd, Dodge City was one filthy town.
Doug in FL ( "What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." - John Ruskin - ) replied:
There once was a woman named Kitty
Who lived in the town of Dodge City
Though many were willin' she saved it for Dillon
But he never noticed. (Or did he?)
Miss Kitty Russell
I remembered the actress's name was Amanda Blake
but I had to go to the Wiki to 'remember' Miss Kitty's last name was Russell
Man, I used to love Gunsmoke.
They had great writers, as I recall - course, I was just a kid
so I was probably easily entertained by cowboy shows.
Enjoyed the news update on the optional reincarnation of the
Tibetian dude, however something has been eating away at me
all day (besides the booze dissolving my liver) and now is
the time for all good men to speak up or forever hold their
The world is going to shit quicker than a 90 cent bean
burrito in a wino's alimentary canal, and yet now we are
told that the fucking Dali Llama has the option to chose NOT
TO REINCARNATE!?! EXSQUEESE ME!!!???
This guy is supposed to be a "spiritual" leader. Hum. Let's
see what his own "religion" has to say about his station in
[ | bödi | sätvê, - | sêt- ] NOUN
noun: bodhisattva · plural noun: bodhisattvas · noun:
Bodhisattva · plural noun: Bodhisattvas
(in Mahayana Buddhism) a person who is able to reach nirvana
but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save
In other words, he is so ONE WITH EVERYTHING that he can
choose to go off and leave all this suffering and death
behind, but at the same time, he is SO ONE WITH EVERYTHING
that he cannot in good conscience DO SO until EVERYONE ELSE
can join him. You see the problem here?
WTF? He gonna bail on us? That is one PISS POOR spiritual
leader if I might say so.
I call BULLSHIT on you, you cheezy faker! I'll see you in
hell, Dali Llama!
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CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by the FRESH'The 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards'.
NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by a RERUN'AD The Bible Continues', then a FRESH'AD The Bible Continues', followed by a FRESH'American Odyssey'.
ABC begins the night with a FRESH'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Once Upon A Time', then a FRESH'Secrets & Lies', followed by a FRESH'Revenge'.
The CW offers a FRESH'Monopoly Millionaires' Club', followed by an old 'Friends', then another old 'Friends', followed by 2½ hours of what passes for local news & other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Bob's Burgers', then a FRESH'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a FRESH'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'Last Man On Earth'.
MY has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by another old 'How I Met Your Mother', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.
A&E has 'Intervention', another 'Intervention', still another 'Intervention', followed by a FRESH'Intervention'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption', followed by a FRESH'Mad Men'.
[6:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 5 - Birds
[7:00AM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 6 - Insects
[8:00AM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 6 - The Last Frontier
[9:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 1 - From Pole To Pole
[10:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 2 - Mountains
[11:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 3 - Fresh Water
[12:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 4 - Caves
[1:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 5 - Deserts
[2:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 6 - Ice Worlds
[3:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 7 - Great Plains
[4:00PM] Planet Earth-Ep 8 - Jungles
[5:00PM] Casino Royale (2006)
[11:30PM] The Man In The Iron Mask
[2:30AM] Tatau - Season 1 - Ep 1
[3:30AM] Top Gear: Season 16 Special
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Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', then a FRESH'Blood, Sweat & Heels', and 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Harold & Kumar Excape From Guantanamo Bay', followed by the movie 'Pineapple Express', then the movie 'Pineapple Express', again.
FX has the movie 'Ted', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups'.
History has 'American Pickers', 'Ax Men', followed by a FRESH'Ax Men', and 'Rivermen'.
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SyFy has the movie 'Underworld', followed by the movie 'Blade: Trinity'.
The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to avoid a disciplinary hearing following his bribery conviction in an unrelated case.
Former Circuit Court Judge Michael Maggio filed a request with the Arkansas Supreme Court in March to voluntarily surrender his law license, two months after he pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges.
In accepting the request Thursday, the high court barred him from practicing law in the state and ordered that his name be removed from Arkansas' registry of licensed attorneys. The court order noted Maggio, "wishes to avoid the expense, stress and publicity of further addressing his conviction."
Maggio faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when sentenced in July in the bribery case. Prosecutors said he accepted campaign donations from nursing home owner Michael Morton and a lobbyist in exchange for reducing a jury award in a negligence case.
The Arkansas Supreme Court had removed Maggio from the Faulkner County Circuit Court in September after he admitted to posting details under a pseudonym about Theron's private adoption of her child on a Louisiana State University fan website. That order prevented him from holding any judicial office in Arkansas in the future.
Actress Roseanne Barr, left, and Sandra Bernhard attend the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of "Roseanne For President!" at the SVA Theatre on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the voyages of Columbus.
Archaeologists found the artifacts at the "Rising Whale" site at Cape Espenberg.
The new discoveries, combined with other finds made over the past 100 years, suggest trade items and ideas were reaching Alaska from East Asian civilizations well before Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean Sea in 1492 archaeologists said.
The Rising Whale discoveries include two bronze artifacts, one of which may have originally been used as a buckle or fastener. It has a piece of leather on it thatradiocarbondates to around A.D. 600 (more tests will take place in the future). The other bronze artifact may have been used as a whistle.
Bronze-working had not been developed at this time in Alaska, so archaeologists think the artifacts would have been manufactured in China, Korea or Yakutia, and made their way to Alaska through trade routes.
A gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" sold for $137,000 at an auction in California on Saturday.
The outfit, featuring black appliques, was one of more than 150 items from the film up for auction by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills.
The items were part of the private collection of James Tumblin, formerly in charge of the hair and makeup department at Universal Studios.
Other top selling items from the auction were a straw hat worn by Leigh that sold for $52,500; the trousers and jacket from a suit worn by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, selling for $55,000; and a black bonnet worn by both Leigh and Olivia De Havilland as Melanie Wilkes, which fetched $30,000.
Univision Network will have a giant hole in its Saturday night line-up - "Sabado Gigante," its top-rated variety show, will be going off the air after a record-breaking 53 years, the broadcaster said on Friday.
Created and hosted by Chile-born Don Francisco since 1962, "Sabado Gigante," or "Giant Saturday," is the No. 1 rated show on Saturday night among U.S. Hispanics and is the longest running TV variety show in the world, according to Guinness World Records.
With its mix of humor, talent contests, family reunions, celebrities and musical acts packed into a frenetically paced three-hour program, "Sabado Gigante" has been a staple of television throughout Latin America, as well as an object of scorn for intellectuals and comedians.
The last show will run on Sept. 19 this year and Don Francisco, whose real name is Mario Kreutzberger, will host entertainment specials and help develop on-air talent at the Miami-based network, which took on "Sabado Gigante" 30 years ago.
No reason was given for the decision to end the show, which is broadcast in more than 40 countries.
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
PBS and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, host of the show that traces the ancestry of well-known guests, said in separate statements that they didn't censor the slave-owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in October's segment featuring Affleck, they said in the statements posted on the PBS website.
"For any guest, we always find far more stories about ancestors on their family trees than we ever possibly could use," Gates said in an emailed statement to The Associated Press. He said finding slave-owning ancestors was very common in the series, and noted Ken Burns and Anderson Cooper were two guests with slave-owner relatives.
In Affleck's case, "we decided to go with the story we used about his fascinating ancestor who became on occultist following the Civil War. This guy's story was totally unusual: we had never discovered someone like him before," he said.
The FBI violated the rights of a wealthy Malaysian businessman when agents posed as Internet repairmen to get into his Las Vegas suite to search for evidence of wrongdoing during the World Cup soccer tournament last summer, a federal judge ruled Friday.
His ruling threw out evidence collected last July from Wei Seng "Paul" Phua's high-security luxury villa at Caesars Palace.
Phua's attorneys said they were stunned to learn that investigators enlisted a Caesars contractor to shut off Internet access so agents disguised as repairmen could enter with hidden cameras.
The defense lawyers accused the FBI of deceiving a magistrate judge who granted a search warrant by failing to disclose the tactics used to find probable cause and leaving any reference to the ruse out of investigative reports.
The Texas House overwhelmingly approved a bill on Friday that would give the state the exclusive right to regulate the oil and gas industry, and gut the power of municipalities to pass anti-fracking rules.
In Texas, the top U.S. crude producer and the birthplace of fracking, the bill also needs to be passed by the state's Senate and signed by the governor before it becomes law.
State lawmakers have been under pressure to halt an incipient anti-fracking movement since November, when voters in the town of Denton voted to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom.
Fracking was pioneered at the Barnett shale formation, where Denton is located. Exxon Mobil Corp's XTO unit honed its shale expertise in the natural gas-rich Barnett. Most of the crude output in Texas comes, however, from the growing Eagle Ford and Permian fields to the south and west.
After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance.
For a war that pitted brother against brother, many of them bear a strong family resemblance.
Most of the statues were mass-produced by a handful of Northern companies that found a steady market selling to communities - North and South - eager to honor their fallen soldiers and surviving veterans.
Known as the "Silent Sentinel," ''Single Soldier" or similar names, he tops many of the thousands of Civil War monuments to be found in more than 30 states. Today, 150 years after the guns fell silent to end the nation's bloodiest conflict, the ranks of the more than 3 million citizen soldiers who fought on both sides are represented by some of our most ubiquitous yet often overlooked public symbols.
Participants in the Tweed Run ride their bicycles over Westminster Bridge in central London April 18, 2015. The Tweed Run is an annual event in which the participants wear vintage clothing and ride their bicycles though city centres worldwide.
Photo by Suzanne Plunkett
Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.
The 4.3-meter-long (14-foot) cloth will be displayed April 19-June 24. Pope Francis will view it on June 21 on an overnight trip to the Turin area, which will include private time with relatives.
Public viewings of the cloth were last held in 2010.
Reservations are mandatory but free of charge to see the shroud, displayed in a climate-controlled case, in Turin's cathedral. Turin's mayor said recently that more that 1 million people had made reservations. In 2010, some 2.5 million people came, according to organizers of the display.
A baby clouded leopard, born early in March 2015, is seen at the Olmense Zoo in Olmen, Belgium, April 16, 2015. The clouded leopard is an endangered species with only some 10,000 specimen remaining on earth, said Robby Van der Velden, a biologist at the Olmense Zoo.
Photo by Yves Herman
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