Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. He began his career as part of London's pub rockscene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. Shortly after recording it he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967-1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single "Oliver's Army". His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Alan J was first and correct with:
John I from Hawai'i says,
Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
Declan Patrick MacManus is the one and only Elvis Costello!
Lois Of Oregon replied:
When I don't KNOW the trivia answer, standard procedure is to copy and paste it onto Google Image Search and see if I can guess from that. It's more fun than straight up cheating. So I did that. And STILL didn't know the answer, 'cause I just don't get out a lot. Turns out I did see Elvis Costello on Colbert's Christmas Special and he was wonderful. Disappointed to learn that's not his real name, though.
In the meantime, OH JOY, I learned how to make memes! Here's one for the "Bernie Or Bust" pledge to vote for Bernie no matter what, even if we have to write him in on our ballot! Credit to Dale, as his is always my inspiration in all things.
Elvis Costello ~ The Attractions were an English backing band for the English new wave musician Elvis Costello.
Joe S answered:
I know! I know! It's Elvis Costello. When he popped up on the music scene, I said that can't be his real name, can it? So I started searching and I couldn't find anything, but Carla found it because she always listened to the BBC every night. I remember the Declan part. Never heard of anyone named Declan before. Hope that's right because I didn't look it up, and I don't want to feel silly tomorrow. I hate feeling silly so I seldom do.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali took the day off.
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.
Pictures the kid took at the Port of Long Beach yesterday
CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'Madam Secretary', then a FRESH'The Good Wife', followed by a FRESH'CSI: One Too Many'.
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 a FRESH'America's Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Once Upon A Time', then a FRESH'Blood & Oil', followed by a FRESH'Quantico'.
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 an old 'Modern Family', followed by another old 'Modern Family', then a FRESH'The Simpsons' (Treehouse Of Horror XXVI), followed by a FRESH'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a FRESH'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'The Last Man On Earth'.
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'.
AMC offers 'The Walking Dead', another 'The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH'The Walking Dead', then a FRESH'Talking Dead'.
[6:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 4 - Caves
[7:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 5 - Deserts
[8:00AM] Planet EarthEp-6 - Ice Worlds
[9:00AM] Planet Earth: Extreme Predators
[9:30AM] Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken
[11:30AM] Doctor Who: Logopolis
[1:30PM] The Silence of the Lambs
[4:00PM] The Exorcist
[6:30PM] The Silence of the Lambs
[9:00PM] From Dusk Till Dawn
[11:00PM] The Rocky Horror Show
[1:30AM] From Dusk Till Dawn
[5:30AM] Planet Earth: Extreme Predators (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has FRESH'NJ Social', 'Real Housewives Of NH', followd by a FRESH'Manzo'd With Children', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', and another 'Real Housewives Of NJ'.
Comedy Central has 'Gabriel Iglesias: Hot & Fluffy', 'Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Not Fat ... I'm Fluffy', 'Brain Regan: (Not So) Live From Radio City Music Hall', and 'Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy'.
FX has the movie 'Man Of Steel', followed by the movie 'Captain Phillips'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW -A LEGAL MATTER
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW -I CAN SEE FOR MILES
[7:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW -SALLY SIMPSON
[7:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW -WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN
[8:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW -BABY DON'T YOU DO IT
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW -WHO ARE YOU?
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW -A MAN WITH MONEY
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW -HAPPY JACK
[10:00AM] BENDERS -CHOKE
[10:30AM] BENDERS -WAKE 'EM UP
[11:00AM] BENDERS -PRODIGAL SON
[11:30AM] BENDERS -FIGHT CLUB
[4:00PM] THE DARK KNIGHT
[7:30PM] THE DARK KNIGHT
[11:00PM] BENDERS -FIGHT CLUB
[11:30PM] GIGI DOES IT -A REGULAR KRISTY YAMATUSHY
[4:00AM] BENDERS -FIGHT CLUB
[4:30AM] GIGI DOES IT -A REGULAR KRISTY YAMATUSHY
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG! -STEPHEN MERCHANT WEARS A CHECKERED SHIRT AND ROLLED UP JEANS
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG! -KEN MARINO WEARS A SLIM GRAY SUIT AND SALMON TIE (ALL TIMES EST)
[10:00AM] Point Break
[12:45PM] The Outsiders
[2:45PM] Training Day
[5:15PM] American History X
[8:00PM] The Mist
[12:45AM] Jacob's Ladder
[3:00AM] Enemy at the Gates
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Make-up (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Hollow', followed by the movie 'The Cabin In The Woods'.
One of British Columbia's newest suspension bridges, which overlooks the waterfall in Elk Falls Provincial Park, has quickly become a major tourist draw. It has drawn attention, lately, for helping an elderly woman complete a lifelong goal.
Dorothy Goodwin, 94, decided she wanted to hike across the bridge. Unfortunately, she was unable to handle the numerous steps leading up to and away from the bridge on her own, Buzzfeed reports.
Goodwin's great-grandson, Russell Spiers, asked his dad, Rob, if there was something they could do help make her wish come true, according to the Campbell River Mirror.
The paper reports Rob mentioned his son's idea to a co-worker who volunteers with Campbell River Search and Rescue. Within three days, Goodwin was able to cross the bridge off her list.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday denounced as "pathetic" and "totally ridiculous" a Republican congressman's call to impeach her on her first day in office if she is elected to the White House next year.
Clinton, the front-runner for her party's November 2016 presidential nomination, was responding to comments made by Republican Representative Mo Brooks (R-Tiny Penis) of Alabama.
He told a radio interviewer that "she will be a unique president if she is elected by the public next November because the day she's sworn in is the day that she's subject to impeachment because she has committed high crimes and misdemeanors."
Appearing on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Clinton said of the comments by Brooks: "Isn't that pathetic? It's just laughable. It's so totally ridiculous."
Brooks told The Hill newspaper this week Clinton would be subject to impeachment for improperly handling classified information on her private email server while serving as secretary of state.
The New Jersey Senate voted to override Governor Chris Christie's veto of a gun control bill on Thursday, marking the first time either chamber of the legislature has overturned one of his vetoes since he took office in 2010.
Christie, who is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, rejected the bill in August after it passed unanimously in both the state Senate and General Assembly. The governor has a mixed record on gun control, a hot-button issue in the 2016 presidential race.
The 80-member General Assembly, whose next voting session is scheduled for Dec. 3, would need to override the veto with 54 votes for the bill to become law. Democrats hold 48 seats.
The Senate vote comes after a rash of mass shootings, including one at a community college in Oregon that left 10 dead this month. The massacres have fueled a national debate over keeping guns away from people with a history of mental illness.
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin said agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration entered their sovereign lands on Friday and improperly destroyed a crop of industrial hemp - but federal authorities said the crop was actually an illegal marijuana growing operation and some of the participants were not tribal members.
There were no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing, the DEA said.
The tribe legalized the growing of low THC non-psychotropic industrial hemp on its lands in May. In a statement Friday, Tribal Chairman Gary Besaw said the tribe had always intended to grow the crop legally for research purposes under the 2014 Farm Bill, which recognizes the distinction between marijuana and industrial hemp.
He said he was disappointed that federal authorities used "the full force of the DEA to raid our tribe."
Federal agents seized a shipment of lethal injection drugs illegally imported by Arizona at the Phoenix airport earlier this year, sparking protests from the state's corrections department over the interference.
The incident was recorded in documents obtained by the Associated Press as part of a lawsuit against the state's corrections department over transparency in executions. The documents said Arizona paid nearly $27,000 for sodium thiopental, an anesthetic that has been used to carry out executions but is no longer manufactured by Food and Drug Administration-approved companies.
Federal officials confiscated the shipment when it arrived via British Airways at the Phoenix International Airport in July. So far they've refused to release them.
Arizona's attempt to import the drugs highlights its shared struggle with other death penalty states to obtain execution chemicals. The drugs have becomeharder and harder to find in recent years, especially after European pharmaceutical companies banned their sales.
Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia perform during the pairs free skate program at the Skate America figure skating competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 24, 2015. Fifty-six Olympic and world championship athletes are competing in the event, which is the first of six stops on the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.
Photo by Lucy Nicholson
The United States Chamber of Commerce (R-GOP Front), the nation's largest business lobbying group, plans to play an aggressive role in the 2016 elections in a bid to maintain Republican control of the Senate and strengthen the ranks of business-friendly forces in Congress.
The group "will be very aggressive" in the battle to keep a Republican majority in the Senate, said Chamber president and CEO Thomas Donohue. Republicans currently have an eight seat advantage in the Senate but in the 2016 election will need to defend 24 seats versus just 10 for Democrats.
Speaking at a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters, Mr. Donohue said the Chamber also would be active in the battle for 28 open seats in the House.
The Hill newspaper recently cited a Chamber official saying the group would commit as much as $100 million to the 2016 election, versus the estimated $70 million it spent on the 2014 election. While declining to confirm that estimate, Donohue said the Chamber would engage in "vigorous participation in the electoral process in 2016." He added that the level of Chamber spending would depend on how much money the organization could raise. "We don't keep it in the basement," he quipped.
Traditional Huichol dancers from Nayarit, Mexico, march during a procession at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery before taking part in the marking the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. It's an ancient Mexican tradition to commemorate the dead, that year after year attracts more tourists to a cemetery that comes alive only for one night.
Photo by Richard Vogel
Wisconsin Republicans are moving at breakneck speed to abolish secret investigations into political corruption such as one that haunted Gov. Scott Walker (R-Pendejo), do away with the state's unique nonpartisan elections board and legalize coordination between candidates and shadowy issue advocacy groups that don't disclose their donors.
The moves come after Republicans were angered by a secret investigation of Walker approved by the elections board that focused on coordination with conservative issue advocacy groups.
Republicans deny they're seeking retribution for the probe, which the state Supreme Court in July ended as unconstitutional. But Democrats and independent observers say the changes will transform the state's elections and regulatory process, making it more difficult to investigate politicians for wrongdoing in office.
In 2011, Walker and Republican lawmakers joined to effectively end collective bargaining for state workers, a fight that led to protests as large as 100,000 people and forced Walker and 13 state senators into recall elections. Walker survived and used the national attention to launch his short-lived presidential bid this year.
For five years, legislative Republicans have passed nearly everything they have wanted over Democratic objections, including making Wisconsin a right-to-work state.
Models display creations by Portuguese designer Luis Buchinho during the 37th edition of the Portugal Fashion show at Quartel Serpa Pinto in Porto, Portugal, 24 October 2015. The event runs from 21 to 24 October.
Photo by Estela Silva
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday signed off on a new genetically modified type of corn developed by Monsanto Co after a review concluded it posed no significant threat to agricultural crops, other plants or the environment.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it would deregulate Monsanto's MON 87411 maize, which was developed to protect plants against corn rootworms that can damage roots and drag down grain yields and be tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate.
The so-called trait would be inserted into a line of corn seeds' genetic code and could be "stacked" with other traits.
Glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has said is "probably" linked to cancer, is the active weed-killing ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and other herbicides produced by farm chemical companies.
Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.
Inside the cooler, investigators found zip-top bags filled with the ping-pong ball sized eggs of loggerhead sea turtles, animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. Stealing eggs of the threatened species is a federal crime.
Jackson was arrested July 7 in coastal Georgia with 84 sea turtle eggs swiped from a turtle nest on the barrier island's unspoiled beach. Authorities knew to look for him because it wasn't his first offense. He had served six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing 156 loggerhead eggs in May 2012.
Now Jackson, 60, could return to prison for up to five years. He's scheduled for sentencing by a U.S. District Court judge Wednesday after he pleaded guilty in August to what was nearly a carbon copy of his earlier crime.
Selling stolen sea turtle eggs doesn't appear to be terribly lucrative, though official estimates of their worth vary wildly. In the Georgia case, federal prosecutors said loggerhead eggs fetch up to $25 apiece. Prosecutors in a similar case in Florida last year estimated their value at $3 to $5 per egg.
She never was nominated for a competitive Oscar but received an honorary Academy Award last year.
After her start in Hollywood with "Hunchback" and some minor films at RKO, she was borrowed by 20th Century Fox to play the beautiful young daughter in the 1941 saga of a coal-mining family, "How Green Was My Valley."
"How Green Was My Valley" went on to win five Oscars including best picture and best director for John Ford, beating out Orson Welles and "Citizen Kane" among others. It was the first of several films she made under the direction of Ford, whose grouchy nature seemed to melt in her presence - although he once punched her hard in the jaw at a party.
The popularity of How Green Was My Valley" confirmed O'Hara's status as a Hollywood star. RKO and Fox shared her contract, and her most successful films were made at Fox.
With Ford's "Rio Grande" in 1950, O'Hara became Wayne's favorite leading lady. The most successful of their five films was 1952's "The Quiet Man," also directed by Ford, in which she matched Wayne blow for blow in a classic donnybrook.
With her Irish spunk, she could stand up to the rugged Duke, both on and off screen. She was proud when he remarked in an interview that he preferred to work with men - "except for Maureen O'Hara; she's a great guy."
After her studio contracts ended, she remained busy. She played the mother of twins, both played by Hayley Mills, who conspire to reunite their divorced parents in the 1961 Disney comedy "The Parent Trap."
She returned to movies in 1991 for a role that writer-director Chris Columbus had written especially for her, as John Candy's feisty mother in a sentimental drama, "Only the Lonely." It was not a box-office success.
Maureen FitzSimons (pronounced Fitz-SYM-ons) was born in 1920 near Dublin, Ireland. Her mother was a well-known opera singer, and her father owned a string of soccer teams. Through her father, she learned to love sports; through her mother, she and her five siblings were exposed to the theatre.
Maureen was admitted to the training program at Dublin's famed Abbey Theater, where she was a prize student. When word of the beautiful Irish teen reached London, she was offered a screen test, and a friend convinced her reluctant parents to allow it.
Maureen considered the test a failure, but it led to a few small roles in English films. The great actor Charles Laughton, who was producing and starring in films made in England, saw the test and was intrigued by her dancing eyes. At 17 she co-starred opposite him in a pirate yarn, "Jamaica Inn," directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Laughton gave her a more manageable name: O'Hara.
With the onslaught of World War II, filmmaking virtually halted in England. Laughton moved to RKO in Hollywood and starred as Quasimodo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," with O'Hara as the beautiful gypsy girl, Esmeralda.
She is survived by her daughter, Bronwyn FitzSimons of Glengarriff, Ireland; her grandson, Conor FitzSimons of Boise and two great-grandchildren.
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