BartCop Entertainment Archives - Sunday, 30 July, 2017


30 July, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[177 days in a row]


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Marc Dion: Trump Sings the Rainbow (Creators Syndicate)
"Red and yellow and pink and green/ Purple and orange and blue/ I can sing a rainbow, / sing a rainbow..." Remember that song from your sweet little childhood days? Me, too. Now, let's sing the "alt-right" rainbow: "White and straight and white and white/ White and Christian and white/ I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow..."

Howard Jacobson: The world has lost a great artist in mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani (The Guardian)
She was the only woman to have won the Fields medal, maths' equivalent of the Nobel prize.

Interview by Elaine Lipworth: "Alec Baldwin: 'Everyone's loving my Trump impersonation - my brother Stephen, not so much'" (The Guardian)
The actor talks about the expectations of being the eldest of his brothers, how he and his sisters were turned into the household staff and the delights of working less to be at home more.

Joanna Moorhead: "My uncle Siegfried: Sister Jessica Gatty on her life-changing friendship with the great war poet" (The Guardian)
Siegfried Sassoon's intense friendship with his niece caused a family fallout and led to her becoming a nun. As new opera Silver Birch explores the writer's life and beliefs, we meet her in her convent.

Jon Ronson: "Bespoke porn: 'Nothing is too weird. We consider all requests'" (The Guardian)
Turned on by gremlins? Excited by ketchup or rare stamps? There's a porn film for that. Inside California's new growth industry.

Rebecca Nicholson: "Hailee Steinfeld: 'There's this rule that to be special you have to be different to other women'" (The Guardian)
To say that Hailee Steinfeld is taking a leisurely approach to her first album would be an understatement. Since her first single, Love Myself, came out in August 2015, followed by an EP, Haiz, a couple of months later, fans of the singer have been so desperate for her to release a full-length that they've taken to making banners to wave in her direction at live performances. "Hailee, where's the album??" read a succinct plea at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley stadium in June …

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Trivia Question of the Day

On the TV series Dobie Gillis, Maynard G. Krebs suffered from Ergophobia. What does Maynard fear?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

In which US state do the automobile license plates carry the state motto, "Live Free or Die"?

       New Hampshire                                                      Source

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States.

Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state and in northern New England, including Vermont and Maine. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income (other than interest and dividends) taxed at either the state or local level. The New Hampshire primary is the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. Its license plates carry the state motto, "Live Free or Die". The state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   New Hapmshire

Mark. wrote:
   "Live Free or Die" is the motto for New Hampshire, I think, so I'll go with New Hampshire for the license plate.

mj said:
   The destination state
  For Massachusetts residents looking for tax free booze. New Hampshire.

Alan J answered:
   New Hampshire

David of Moon Valley replied:
   as long as i can remember it's always been New Hampshire

Stephen F responded:
   New Hampshire

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   New Hampshire

zorch wrote:
   New Hampshire.

Billy in Cypress replied:
   New Hampshire

Adam answered:
   Hmmm...New Hampshire, I think

Dale of Hot Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
   New Hampshire…the tinhorn presidency continues…erosion of decency abounds…what's next, I ponder as I pull the lint from my navel?

Deborah said:
   Ah, that's New Hampshire, where it's still legal to drive without wearing a seatbelt.

Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
   That would be New Hampshire. I have family there.

John I from Hawai`i took the day off.

Dave in Tucson took the day off.

Daniel in The City took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

Joe S     took the day off.

Gene took the day off.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

  July 30 Birthdays - Celebrities Born July 30 | Famous Birthdays

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Morford: Sorry, but McCain is still no hero to the Left - SFGate

The Election was Riga'd ... Trump Jr, his Latvian bankers, and their Mexican drug cartel clients

NFL Still Owes More Than Half Its Brain-Research Pledge | HuffPost

BBC - Capital - Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism

BBC - Culture - The anti-war film Goebbels feared
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Spectacle fuels the media in Billy Wilder's prophetic 1951 satire Ace in the Hole - Vox

Bill Browder, from red diaper baby to Putin's nemesis (Opinion) -

Get ready: ALEC plans to bring their brand of legislation-by-lobbyist to your own city council

Why Trump's Revenge on Murkowski Could Be Great for the Planet - Mother Jones

Dark Sky designation puts Joshua Tree National Park in a new light - LA Times

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Kathy Griffin 'Completely Exonerated' After Secret Service Investigation | HuffPost

Donald Trump Slumps To His Weakest Position Yet | HuffPost

Scaramucci May Have a Russia Problem of His Own - Mother Jones

Here's The Real Reason Anthony Scaramucci Hates Reince Priebus | HuffPost

Police Chiefs Defend 'Respect' After Trump Appears To Endorse Brutality | HuffPost

House slashes funding for clean energy, restores funding for fossil fuel research | Think

There's one reason Trump can get away with a vulgar, dysfunctional White House: He's white | Think

Ex-CIA chief: Trump's Boy Scout speech felt like 'third world authoritarian's youth rally' | TheHill

Texas May Make It Illegal To Talk Politics At Home If You Get A Mail-In Ballot | HuffPost

The Trump Administration Is Trying Again to Get Data on Every American Voter - Mother Jones

Senate GOP steps up defense of Sessions | TheHill

Shrinks Free to Say Trump is Crazy | National Review

Scott Pruitt Is Gutting the EPA, Serving Fossil-Fuel Industry - Rolling Stone

These Two Women Senators Are The Real 'Mavericks' Of The GOP Health Care Vote | HuffPost

Predator-in-Chief - Talking Points Memo

Priebus Wasn't the Problem - WSJ

Outback Steakhouse At The Center Of Bizarre Conspiracy Theory | HuffPost

The Memo: GOP in shock over White House drama | TheHill

Alarming New Animation Shows The Months Are Indeed Getting Warmer | HuffPost

13 Trump Scandals You Forgot About - POLITICO Magazine

From the Enlightenment to the Dark Ages: How "new atheism" slid into the alt-right -

Hackers break into voting machines in minutes at hacking competition | TheHill

'L-G-B-T' - James Corden Sings for Transgender Troops - YouTube



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Patriot Act

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

Wow, are there a lot of figs in the backyard!

Tonight, Sunday:

CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH 'Big Brother', then a FRESH 'Candy Crush', followed by a RERUN NCIS: The Expendable One'.

NBC opens the night with a FRESH 'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly', followed by a RERUN 'The Wall', then a RERUN 'American Ninja Warrior'.

ABC begins the night with a RERUN 'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', then a RERUN 'Celebrity Family Feud', followed by a FRESH 'Steve Harvey's Funderdome', then a FRESH 'The $100,000 Pyramid'.

The CW offers an old 'Person Of Interest', followed by an old 'Elementary', then 2½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.

Faux has a RERUN 'Bob's Burgers', followed by another RERUN 'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN 'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN 'Family Guy', then a FRESH 'American Girl'.

MY has an old 'Anger Management', followed by another old 'Anger Management', 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 all old 'Storage Wars' all night.

AMC offers all old 'Breaking Bad' all night.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 5
 [7:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 24 - Episode 1
 [8:30AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 24 - Episode 6
 [10:00AM]    THE PATRIOT (2000)
 [1:30PM]    CASINO (1995)
 [5:30PM]    THE ITALIAN JOB (2003)
 [8:00PM]    TOP GEAR AMERICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Made in America
 [9:00PM]    THE ITALIAN JOB (2003)
 [11:30PM]    CASINO (1995)
 [3:30AM]    TOP GEAR AMERICA - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Made in America
 [4:30AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 24 - Episode 1    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', followed by a FRESH 'Shahs Of Sunset', 'Real Housewives Of OC', 'Shahs Of Sunset', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Hitch'.

FX has the movie 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', followed by the movie 'The Gambler', then a FRESH 'The Strain'.

History has 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers: Bonus Buys'.

IFC  -   
 [12:30PM]    PREDATOR 2
 [8:00PM]    ROBOCOP
 [10:15PM]    ROBOCOP 2     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [7:00AM]    Inception
 [10:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Showrunners
 [11:00AM]    The Karate Kid Part II
 [1:30PM]    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
 [4:00PM]    Stand by Me
 [6:00PM]    The Shawshank Redemption
 [9:00PM]    The Outsiders
 [11:00PM]    The Outsiders
 [1:00AM]    Stand by Me
 [3:00AM]    Christine
 [5:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Showrunners    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie '3-Headed Shark Attack', followed by the movie '5-Headed Shark Attack', then the movie 'Atomic Shark'.

 [6:00 AM]      Maytime (1937)
 [8:15 AM]      Double Wedding (1937)
 [10:00 AM]      Born to Kill (1947)
 [12:00 PM]      A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
 [2:15 PM]      All That Heaven Allows (1955)
 [4:00 PM]      Two for the Road (1967)
 [6:00 PM]      Sunday in New York (1963)
 [8:00 PM]      The Age of Innocence (1993)
 [10:30 PM]      The Fan (1949)
 [12:00 AM]      Tokyo Chorus (1931)    SILENT 
 [2:00 AM]      Tokyo Twilight (1957)    [AKA: 'Tôkyô boshoku']
 [4:30 AM]      Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Monday   -  07/31/17

TCM spends the night paying tribute to Diane Keaton
 [6:00 AM]      Hollywood Without Make-Up (1966)
 [7:00 AM]      The Legend Of Lylah Clare (1968)
 [9:15 AM]      The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
 [11:15 AM]      The Cameraman (1928)    SILENT 
 [12:45 PM]      Show People (1928)    SILENT 
 [2:15 PM]      The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
 [4:30 PM]      Day For Night (1973)
 [6:30 PM]      F for Fake (1973)
 [8:00 PM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton(2017)
 [9:30 PM]      Reds (1981)
 [1:00 AM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton(2017)
 [2:30 AM]      Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
 [4:30 AM]      AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton

TNT has a FRESH 'Claws'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from June 11, 1982) - Dyan Cannon and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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Personnel stand aboard the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it arrives into Nuuk, Greenland, after traversing the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Saturday, July 29, 2017. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change.
Photo by David Goldman


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


vintage everyday: Suffragettes in Color: Striking Images Show the Militant Campaign for Women's Suffrage Lead by Emmeline Pankhurst


Grapples With 'Exhausting' T-rump


Donald Trump (R-Corrupt) may be an easy target for the late-night shows, but many of the writers behind them find POTUS' continued unpredictability to be exhausting.

For one, Trump's penchant for tweeting a mix of insults and policy each morning actually makes their jobs harder. "The tweets usually come in right as we finish our morning meeting and just planned our entire show for the day," The Daily Show writer Hallie Haglund said at the Television Critics Association's press tour on Saturday in Pasadena, California. "And then they come in and it's like, 'Well, f- that, we shouldn't even have had a meeting, because now we have to do all this stuff."

One of the key challenges, the writers said, is finding the actual joke when so much of the news about the current administration that comes out these days seems almost unbelievable. "How do I heighten this?" Haglund said. "How do I not just show it, step back and be like, 'Well, there's nothing left to do with this that it's so ridiculous?' That's always the challenge."

Another challenge "is to try to avoid the low hanging fruit like this person talks funny or has funny hair," Nangle added. "We try to look at what goes deeper than all that insanity? What made this man? We made him, we allowed this to happen, so as much as you can go deeper without being heavy handed, that's what we aim for."

The other key is the balance of appealing to both sides without alienating anyone just because of their political beliefs. "It's hard because you don't want to say to a Trump voter, 'You're so stupid, you got conned,' people will retreat into, 'No, I'm right, I'm right,'" Nangle said, noting that it's more about letting viewers "see for yourself as opposed to portraying people as dumb idiots."



In this July 21, 2017 file photo, researchers look out from the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as the sun sets over sea ice floating on the Victoria Strait along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming.
Photo by David Goldman


Every Illustration From Shizhuzhai Shuhua Pu - The World's Oldest Multicolor Book (1633)


New Season

True Detective

You loved the first True Detective season, and you meh-ed the second one. But that doesn't mean HBO is ready to throw in the towel. A third season is in the works, and we know now who will make the series great again: Mahershala Ali.

There's absolutely no doubt in anyone's mind that Ali is one of the greatest stars of the moment. You've seen him in Netflix's House of Cards before he won an Academy Award for his performance in Moonlight. He also made noticeable appearances in Luke Cage and Hidden Figures.

That said, Ali is about to embark on what may possibly be one of the most iconic roles of his career. That's because True Detective is something else when it comes to TV crime shows. And Ali was just confirmed to play the lead in the upcoming season.

According to Vulture, HBO confirmed Ali's casting at the annual Television Critics Association summer press event on Wednesday.

True Detective


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Gold Lunar Module Stolen From Museum

Neil Armstrong

Ohio police say a rare gold replica of the lunar space module has been stolen from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

Police in Wapakoneta, in northwest Ohio, responded to an alarm at the museum just before midnight Friday and discovered the 5-inch high, solid-gold replica had been stolen.

Replicas of the lunar excursion module produced by Cartier were presented to Neil Armstrong and his two fellow astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, in Paris shortly after their historic space mission. Armstrong, a Wapakoneta native, became the first person to step onto the moon's surface in July 1969.

The FBI and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting Wapakoneta police in an investigation of the theft.

Neil Armstrong


In this July 21, 2017 file photo, the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica leaves a wake after sailing through sea ice floating on the Victoria Strait while traversing the Arctic's Northwest Passage. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming.


Out of This World Architecture: 16 Real Buildings Inspired by Science Fiction | Urbanist


Japanese Scientists Turn 'True Blue'


Japanese scientists have genetically engineered a chrysanthemum flower that is "true blue" - a color that has long eluded flower breeders and researchers.

Blue has proved a challenge to produce in many other popular flowers, including roses, carnations and lilies.

It hasn't happened until now in chrysanthemums due to the "recalcitrant and unpredictable expression of introduced genes," Naonobu Noda from Japan's National Agriculture and Food Research Organization tells The Two-Way. Noda is the lead author of the paper released today in Science Advances.

The researchers then took genes from two very blue flowers - butterfly peas and Canterbury bells - and snuck them into the chrysanthemum.

Those two genes modified the chrysanthemums' natural pigment to create a colorful molecule called delphinidin.



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Faces Growing Republican Unease


As fellow Republicans labored to repeal Obamacare this week, Donald Trump (R-Crooked) repeatedly swerved off-topic, escalating concerns in his party about his ability to govern the country six months after taking office.

While senators grappled with healthcare, Trump banned transgender people from the military. He regaled a Boy Scout jamboree with a tale from a New York cocktail party. He indulged an obscene tirade by his flamboyant new communications director.

In the end, the Senate's efforts collapsed in a predawn vote on Friday, magnifying the ineffectiveness that often goes with the chaos around Trump, the constant storm of tweets, the White House infighting, the self-inflicted wounds.

In the latest twist, Trump late on Friday named U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as his new White House chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus, who has been in a feud with Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

Among some establishment Republicans, there were signs that patience with Trump was wearing thin.



In this July 21, 2017 file photo, broken sea ice emerges from under the hull of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Victoria Strait while traversing the Arctic's Northwest Passage. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming.
Photo by David Goldman


Bird's Wings Get Perfectly Synced With Camera's Frame Rate And It Will Mess With Your Mind | Bored Panda


Voting Machines

Def Con

Hackers attending this weekend's Def Con hacking convention in Las Vegas were invited to break into voting machines and voter databases in a bid to uncover vulnerabilities that could be exploited to sway election results.

The 25-year-old conference's first "hacker voting village" opened on Friday as part of an effort to raise awareness about the threat of election results being altered through hacking.

Hackers crammed into a crowded conference room for the rare opportunity to examine and attempt to hack some 30 pieces of election equipment, much of it purchased over eBay, including some voting machines and digital voter registries that are currently in use.

"We encourage you to do stuff that if you did on election day they would probably arrest you," said Johns Hopkins computer scientist Matt Blaze, who organized the segment in a conference room at the Caesar's Palace convention center.

The exercise featured a "cyber range" simulator where blue teams were tasked with defending a mock local election system from red team hackers.

Def Con


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EU Court Orders


The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately halt large-scale logging in an ancient protected forest, one of many cases that has pitted the nationalist, eurosceptic government in Warsaw against the bloc.

The EU's executive Commission earlier this year sued Poland at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Straddling the border between Poland and Belarus, it is one of Europe's last primeval forests and home to its largest herd of European bison as well as unique birds and insects.

In an interim decision, the ECJ said the logging should stop immediately as it could cause "serious and irreversible damage" to the forest. The main case filed by the Commission against Warsaw at the ECJ could take years to conclude.

The Commission has said the logging violates the bloc's wildlife protection laws. Poland's environment ministry, which declined to comment on the ECJ announcement, says it is needed to protect the forest from an invasion of beetles.

Poland to


A demonstrator holding a satellite TV antenna used as a shield poses for a picture before a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela, May 27, 2017. He said: "I protest for my country… we are the resistance and we are fighting for the world to understand that we live in a dictatorship. I fight for the beautiful Venezuela."
Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins


Puzzlewood - Tolkien's Inspiration for Middle-earth ~ Kuriositas


Earliest Transit

Northwest Passage

After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage.

The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming.

Records kept by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans show that the previous earliest passage of the season happened in 2008, when the Canadian Coast Guard ship Louis L. St-Laurent left St. John's in Newfoundland on July 5 and arrived in the Beaufort Sea off Point Barrow on July 30.

The Nordica, with a team of researchers and Associated Press journalists on board, completed a longer transit in less time - albeit in the opposite direction - setting off from Vancouver on July 5 and reaching Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, on July 29.

While the icebreaker encountered Chinese cargo vessels, Alaskan fishing boats and a German cruise ship in the Pacific, upon entering the Canadian Archipelago, the Nordica traveled alone. Radar indicated the presence of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sherman near Point Barrow; along the coast an occasional collection of houses revealed evidence of human settlement in the far north.

Northwest Passage


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Ordered To Solve

Airline Seats

U.S. aviation authorities were ordered back to the drawing board on Friday to solve what a federal appeals judge called "The Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat."

Judge Patricia Millett told the Federal Aviation Administration to take another look at an advocacy group's assertion that shrinking airline seats are imperiling passenger safety.

The judge rejected the FAA's argument that seat size was unimportant to getting off the plane in an emergency.

Airline seats have steadily decreased in size over the last several decades. Economy-class seat pitch has decreased from an average of 35 inches (89 cm) in the 1970s to 31 inches (79 cm), and in some airplanes to 28 inches (71 cm).

Average seat width has narrowed from about 18 inches (46 cm)to 16.5 inches (42 cm) over the last decade.

Airline Seats


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