Dolphin "Stampede" Super-Pod Encounter (YouTube)
Explorer Mike Horn and Photographer Chase Jarvis encounter a rare "super-pod" of dolphins off the coast of South Africa. Thousands and thousands of dolphins give Chase and crew a mind-blowing photo and video opportunity.
George Dvorsky: Why are men so obsessed with breasts? (io9)
When you think about it, the male fixation with female breasts is completely disproportionate. Men will literally stop dead in their tracks and dismiss the entire world around them when suddenly presented with a perfect pair. The reaction is undignified - and even a bit pathetic.
Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI After Being Labeled a Gang (Slate)
Apparently the FBI's signs you're in a "gang" include drinking unsafe quantities of Faygo and dressing like an idiot going to the circus, because the bureau classified fans of the horror-core rap duo Insane Clown Posse a gang in 2011. Now, the insane clowns themselves, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, have filed a suit for "failure to produce any documentary evidence in support of the FBI's classification of the group's fan base" after the FBI failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request the Posse's legal team filed.
Alison Nastasi: 10 Bawdy International Sex Comedies (FlavorWire)
Some of the greatest sex comedies emerged from the 1960s and 1970s - a lighthearted healer for times of social, economic, and political unrest abroad. While the female form featured aplenty in these escapist entries, several sexy romps depicted women who had equally erotic intentions - a different kind of emancipation that attempted to explore serious matters with a knowing wink to match the jiggling flesh on display.
Jason Bailey: 10 of Film's Greatest Sex Comedies (FlavorWire)
There's no shortage of sex comedies, of course - since the early '80s heyday of Porky's and Hardbodies and their ilk, they've been all but ubiquitous. But have you ever tried going back and watching those iconic titles? Good heavens. They do not hold up well. But a select few do.
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Desmond Thomas Doss - World War II
Joseph Guy LaPointe, Jr. - Vietnam
Thomas William Bennett - Vietnam
Both Bennett and LaPointe were killed in action.
3 that I know of. Only because they were all US Army combat medics. We were told about them from the instructors (all Vietnam combat medics) when I went through Army combat medic training at Ft. Sam Houston, TX almost exactly 41 years ago. That's what they did with those that declared CO status because of religious/moral reasons and refused to carry arms, but were still willing to serve when drafted. Drafted CO's were segregated upon induction and sent to 'Fort Sam' for a modified basic training course and then entered the normal medic training cycles with the rest. According to the 'Geneva Convention' military medical personnel are 'non-combatants' and are proscribed from carrying weapons. Our military ID cards had a large maroon red cross stamp with status declaration on the back. However, during the Vietnam War most non-CO medics routinely carried weapons anyway for protection as the NVA and VC ignored the GC and killed medics purposely. I believe that medics (and corpsmen - the Navy term for theirs that serve with the Marines) carried weapons in Iraq and now Afghanistan. For the same reason that we medics did in Vietnam...
US Army collar/lapel devices worn on our khaki and dress greens uniforms...
I was proud of that Caduceus...
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
One? Two? Two.
Desmond Doss, Thomas W. Bennett, and Joseph LaPointe, Jr are the three conscientious objectors have received the Medal of Honor. Men to admire to say the least!
A Medal of Honor.
PS: Still warm here, the nights are only dipping into the 60's, so I am prolonging the tomato and pepper harvest for a bit longer. The eggplant and cucumbers are finished though. :)
Dale of Diamond Springs took the day off.
Joseph G. LaPointe, Jr. Desmond Doss Thomas W. Bennett
PS The Final Jeopardy question about 'sex in a box'......Twister!
And, Joe S answered:
Three. I'm whipped. Going to bed. Had a big beach party today.
Would that we would do more of this... The impact this huge 'hospital ship' and the 1,200 people aboard her made goes far beyond the actual medical procedures and veterinary services provided, schools and clinics built and education/training done. The immense goodwill created throughout the SE Asia nations visited and assisted, including our former enemy, Vietnam, is priceless. A very impressive mission that I just now became aware of. Worth the read just to know that the US can and does do good things around the world with little notice...
BTW, a 'USNS' vessel is a non-commissioned ship, primarily supply, transport and/or medical, that belongs to the US Navy, but has a non-military federal crew. The embarked medical staff aboard the 'Mercy' and her sister ship 'Comfort', though, are members of the US military (primarily Navy Medical Corps, but the Army often is included - particularly the Army's Veterinary Corps for missions like this. The AVC is a very capable and knowledgeable group). It is also interesting to know how many federal agencies, partner nations, NGO's and civilian volunteers (including Europeans) participate in these particular missions aboard. They were first started after the great SE Asia tsunami of 2006...
US Army Health Services Command
Jan '71 - Jun '75
Gary in PA took a trip to Niagara Falls, and the road, Route 219, took him over the Johnsonburg by-pass.
This picture is kinda looking back at the town, and paper mill, as you head north, and off the by-pass. The road parallels the Clarion River, and in summer, you're likely to see the trout-crowd park their cars on the berm and go fishing. Some nice native brookies about 3 miles up the road.
Ants have returned to the kitchen so it's probably gonna get hot again. Sigh.
CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'Amazing Race', then a FRESH'The Good Wife', followed by a FRESH'The Mentalist'.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'Sunday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
ABC begins the night with the FRESH infomercial 'Once Upon A Time: Magic Is Coming', followed by a FRESH'Once Upon A Time', followed by a FRESH'Revenge', then the SERIES PREMIERE'666 Park Avenue'.
The CW fills the night with what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'King Of The Hill', followed by a RERUN'Simpsons', then a FRESH'Simpsons', followed by a FRESH'Bob's Burgers', then a FRESH'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'American Dad'.
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 3 hours of old 'Storage Wars', 'Shipping Wars', and another 'Shipping Wars'.
[7:00PM] Into the West' (Casualties of War) FRESH
[9:00PM] Hell on Wheels' (The Lord's Day) FRESH
[10:00PM] Hell on Wheels' (The Lord's Day)
[11:00PM] Breaking Bad' (Fifty-One) FRESH
[6:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Cafe 36
[7:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES UK - Season 4 - Ep 1 - Ruby Tates
[8:00AM] PLANET EARTH
[9:00AM] PLANET EARTH
[10:00AM] TOP GEAR - Season 10 - Episode 3
[11:00AM] TOP GEAR - Season 10 - Ep 4 Botswana Special
[12:00PM] TOP GEAR - Season 10 - Episode 5
[1:00PM] TOP GEAR - Season 10 - Episode 6
[2:00PM] TOP GEAR - Season 10 - Episode 7
[3:00PM] TOP GEAR - Season 10 - Episode 8
[4:00PM] KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
[7:00PM] KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
[10:00PM] COPPER - Season 1 - Ep 7 - The Hudson River School NEW
[11:00PM] COPPER - Season 1 - Ep 5 - La Tempete
[12:00AM] COPPER - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Arsenic and Old Cake
[1:00AM] COPPER - Season 1 - Ep 7 - The Hudson River School
[2:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - Season 7 - Ep 4 - The Power of Three
[3:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - Season 7 - Ep 5 - The Angels Take Manhattan
[4:00AM] TOP GEAR - Season 9 - Episode 2
[5:00AM] TOP GEAR - Season 9 - Episode 3 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of NJ', another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', still another 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NJ'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', followed by the movie 'Accepted', 'Tosh.0', and 'Key & Peele'.
FX has the movie 'Salt', followed by the movie 'Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen'.
[6:00AM] American Venus
[7:45AM] The Ringer
[9:45AM] A Prairie Home Companion
[12:00PM] Arrested Development-The Cabin Show
[12:30PM] Arrested Development-For British Eyes Only
[1:00PM] Arrested Development-Forget Me Now
[1:30PM] Arrested Development-Notap...
[2:00PM] Arrested Development-Mr. F
[2:30PM] Arrested Development-The Ocean Walker
[3:00PM] The Ringer
[5:00PM] Sling Blade
[11:00PM] The Brothers Grimm
[4:30AM] Onion News Network-Exposed, Brooke Alvarez
[5:00AM] Onion News Network-Today Now! Special
[5:30AM] Onion News Network-Sex in America (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00A] Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
[8:00A] ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE - Unruly Heir (Episode 1, Season 3)
[9:00A] ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE - Prajje (Episode 2, Season 3)
[10:00A] ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE (Episode 3, Season 3)
[11:00A] Love Lust & Chocolate
[12:00P] Big Fan
[1:30P] Grizzly Man
[3:15P] Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee
[4:35P] Shooting Fish
[6:25P] State and Main
[12:00A] Fish Tank
[5:50A] French Roast (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'The Devil's Advocate', followed by the movie 'Shutter Island'.
U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman (R) stands behind British comedian Billy Connolly during a photocall to promote the film Quartet at the Kursaal Centre on the final day of the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival September 29, 2012. Hoffman will receive the festival's Donostia Award For Lifetime Achievement on Saturday.
Photo by Vincent West
The younger generations may one day never need to lug around heavy and expensive textbooks for their classes. California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills yesterday that will fund the creation of 50 open source digital textbooks and will launch the California Open Source Digital Library to host them. The law could help bring down the ballooning expenses of college for students and their families.
The 50 titles will be selected by the California Open Education Resources Council. The group will pick the textbooks from public, post-secondary classes, then collect bids for the creation of those materials as digital books in 2013. The law requires that the digital titles be protected under Creative Commons licenses, which means they can be accessed and used by teachers or students outside of California. The state's public universities have produced some impressive feats of science and ingenuity, so this push for digital textbooks will be watched closely by other educators.
Neil Young performs with his band Crazy Horse during the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York September 29, 2012. The theme of the free concert is ending extreme poverty.
Photo by Shannon Stapleton
In a fantastic oral history of the NBC series "Cheers" in the new GQ, Ted Danson says he once played hooky with Woody Harrelson, George Wendt, and John Ratzenberger.
"Shelley and Rhea were carrying that week's episode, and the guys were just, 'Let's play hooky.' We'd never done anything wrong before. John had a boat, so we met at Marina del Rey at 8 A.M. We all called in sick, and Jimmy caught on and was so pissed."
"Woody and I were already stoned, and Woody said, 'You want to try some mushrooms?' I'd never had them, so I'm handed this bag and I took a fistful," Danson continued. "On our way to Catalina, we hit the tail end of a hurricane, and even people who were sober were getting sick. Woody and I thought we were going to die for three hours. I sat next to George, and every sixty seconds or so he'd poke me and go, 'Breathe.' And I'd come back to life."
Danson and Harrelson weren't the only ones who overindulged, according to producer Dan Shannon, now an executive producer on "Modern Family." He said Kelsey Grammar would "ooze into the studio, his life all out of sorts."
"Jimmy would say 'Action,' and he would snap into Frasier and expound in this very erudite dialogue and be pitch-perfect," Shannon said. "And Jimmy would yell 'Cut!' and he would ooze back into Kelsey - glazed-over eyes, half asleep, going through whatever he was going through. It was the most amazing transformation I've ever seen."
Don Trachte's cowlick has been tamed. Mary Hall is no longer a towhead. Butch Corbett is still thin, but not the beanpole he once was. And Tom Paquin's carrot top is thinner and grayer.
Twenty or so people who were children when they posed in the 1940s and '50s for their neighbor Norman Rockwell in the Vermont town of Arlington are reuniting there Saturday to share their memories of the great American artist who once lived in their midst.
Rockwell captured scenes of everyday life in his paintings and illustrations for covers of the Saturday Evening Post, for the Boy Scouts and for its publication Boys' Life, art now considered the very definition of Americana. He would pay his neighbors $5 a pop to appear in Hallmark cards, in calendars and on magazine covers that ended up gracing the coffee tables and littering the tree houses of millions of magazine readers young and old.
An estimated 300 people from the area modeled for Rockwell during his 14 years in the southern Vermont town. Of the 70 or so still living, the oldest is 93 (he can't make it to the reunion). Many still live in and around Arlington.
Fox News apologized on Saturday for a "severe human error" that resulted in viewers seeing a suspected carjacker fatally shoot himself after a police chase.
The coverage of the Friday incident, which sparked outrage on social media and a quick on-air apology by anchor Shepard Smith (R-Ted Baxter), showed a man stumbling from an allegedly stolen car into the desert near Phoenix on Friday.
As a camera in a helicopter provided live coverage, the man stopped a short distance away, pulled the trigger of a gun pointed to the right side of his head and crumpled face-forward into the ground.
"We took every precaution to avoid any such live incident by putting the helicopter pictures on a five-second delay," said lied Michael Clemente, Fox's executive vice president for news editorial.
"Unfortunately, this mistake was the result of a severe human error and we apologize for what viewers ultimately saw on the screen," he said rationalized in a statement.
Director Frank Oz of film "Little Shop of Horrors" attends the opening night gala presentation of film "Life Of Pi" at the 50th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall in New York September 28, 2012.
Photo by Andrew Kelly
Flying from Philadelphia to Boston, Mitt Romney gave reporters in the press cabin some quality candidate time. After joking with a reporter who had been accidentally left behind by the press bus and later passing out beef jerky, the GOP candidate was back again-this time to give reporters a read-out about his phone call on Friday afternoon with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
He said he and Netanyahu, a longtime friend who he had first met in the late 1970s when they were both working at the Boston Consulting Group, had talked about Iran and other issues of concern in the Middle East, including the unrest in Syria. All serious issues, Romney acknowledged, but he couldn't resist ribbing the prime minister.
"I complimented him on his address at the United Nations," Romney said. "I suggested that his graphic was not up to the normal Boston Consulting Group standards."
Pausing, he added, "No, I didn't actually do that, but I was thinking that."
Living Goddess Kumari is carried to worship on her chariot during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu September 29, 2012. The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. The festival, during which Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped, starts after the erecting of a "lingo", a long wooden pole, on September 27 and ends after it is pulled down on October 3.
Photo by Navesh Chitrakar
Hundreds of shops were burning in the ancient covered market in Aleppo on Saturday as fighting between rebels and state forces in Syria's largest city threatened to destroy a UNESCO world heritage site.
But beyond the dramatic human cost, many of Syria's historic treasures have also fallen victim to an 18-month-old conflict that has reduced parts of some cities to ruins.
In Aleppo, activists speaking via Skype said army snipers were making it difficult to approach the Souk al-Madina, the medieval market of vaulted stone alleyways and carved wooden facades in the Old City, once a major tourist attraction.
Aleppo's Old City is one of several locations in Syria declared world heritage sites by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, that are now at risk from the fighting.
UNESCO believes five of Syria's six heritage sites - which also include the ancient desert city of Palmyra, the Crac des Chevaliers crusader fortress and parts of old Damascus - have been affected.
A fire dragon dance is performed at Hong Kong's Tai Hang district on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival September 29, 2012. The annual ritual began as a bid to keep away bad luck which started sometime around 100 years ago when the former fishing village suffered from a plague following a typhoon.
Photo by Bobby Yip
A model presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his Spring/Summer 2013 women's ready-to-wear fashion show during Paris fashion week September 29, 2012.
Photo by Benoit Tessier
As the clock winds down to Dec. 21, experts on the Mayan calendar have been racing to convince people that the Mayas didn't predict an apocalypse for the end of this year.
Archaeologists, anthropologists and other experts met Friday in the southern Mexico city of Merida to discuss the implications of the Mayan Long Count calendar, which is made up of 394-year periods called baktuns.
Experts estimate the system starts counting at 3114 B.C., and will have run through 13 baktuns, or 5,125 years, around Dec. 21. Experts say 13 was a significant number for the Mayans, and the end of that cycle would be a milestone - but not an end.
Fears that the calendar does point to the end have circulated in recent years. People in that camp believe the Maya may have been privy to impending astronomical disasters that would coincide with 2012, ranging from explosive storms on the surface of the sun that could knock out power grids to a galactic alignment that could trigger a reversal in Earth's magnetic field.
Such apocalyptic visions have been common for more than 1,000 years in Western, Christian thinking, and are not native to Mayan thought.
Babylon 5, from Warner Bros. Television, ran for four seasons on the short-lived Prime Time Entertainment Network and a final one on TNT from 1994-98.
On Broadway, the Chicago native appeared in the original 1989-91 production of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men as Col. Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson earned an Oscar nomination for playing the role in the 1992 film).
An olive ridley turtle hatchling reaches the shore after it was released in Salina Cruz in Oaxaca State September 28, 2012.Mexican naval personnel and conservationists on Friday released 4,000 turtle hatchlings into the Pacific after they were born in a government facility. The turtles' eggs were hatched in incubators after they were extracted from their nests by the Mexican Navy in order to protect the eggs from looters. The eggs are a traditional part of the diet on Oaxaca's sweltering coastal plains, where markets openly display them alongside turtle meat, despite laws prohibiting their sale.
Photo by Jorge Luis Plata
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