Robert Evans, Ryan Jarcy: "The Gruesome Truth About Getting Shot (a First-Hand Account)" (Cracked)
According to Hollywood, the leg is pretty much the best place to get shot. Does the protagonist need to shoot information out of a baddie without killing him? Put a bullet in his thigh! Hero needs to suffer a non-fatal injury? You can bet that unpleasant bit of lead is going straight to the more strutting-centric parts (and real heroes shrug off bullets to the arm so easily that they barely count).
Kristin Wong: The Greatest (Real) Bill Murray Stories Ever Told (Ranker)
Bill Murray is a badass. Though now known for his roles in such classic films as Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, and Stripes, Murray first got his start as a castmember on SNL. Who could forget his classic Nick The Lounge Singer bit? Some of these Bill Murray stories are legend, and some may have indisputable proof - yet they are all amazing and sound exactly like the kind of awesome thing the most enigmatic celebrity (that we actually like) would do. From stories on the set to sightings in Karaoke clubs and even crashing random house parties, this is a list of the greatest (real) Bill Murray encounters of all time.
Traditionally, a soul cake was made for what occasion?
All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day
A soul cake is a small round cake which is traditionally made for All Saints Day or All Souls' Day to celebrate the dead. The cakes, often simply referred to as souls, were given out to soulers (mainly consisting of children and the poor) who would go from door to door on Halloween singing and saying prayers for the dead. Each cake eaten would represent a soul being freed from Purgatory. The practice of giving and eating soul cakes is often seen as the origin of modern trick-or-treating. In Lancashire and in the North-east of England they were also known as Harcakes.
The tradition of giving soul cakes was celebrated in Britain or Ireland during the Middle Ages, although similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, was first, and correct, with:
A soul cake is a small round cake which is traditionally made for All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day to commemorate the dead in the Christian tradition
Alan J wrote:
All Soul's Day
All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day
All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day
A soul cake is a small round cake which is traditionally made for All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day to commemorate the dead in the Christian tradition. Thanks, Wikipedia!
All Hallow's Eve, All Saints Day, All Souls Day
DJ Useo said:
Why, for All-Hallow's Eve !
I ate way too many sweets last night,
but I could make room for a soul cake.
All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day to commemorate the dead in the Christian tradition. They were traditionally set out with glasses of wine on All Hallows' Eve as an offering for the dead, and on All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day children would go "souling", or ritually begging for cakes door to door.
Joe S answered:
All Souls Day and All Saints Day. Lots of cultures celebrate "Days of the Dead." We have a Ghost Supper in the Fall, on no particular date, just when everyone can get together. People bring the favorite dish of the departed relative they wish to honor, and a small ceremony is preformed and a plate is prepared for the Ghosts attending the party.
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CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH'Madam Secretary', then a FRESH'The Good Wife', followed by a FRESH'CSI: The Original One'.
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 So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a FRESH'Once Upon A Time', then a FRESH'Resurrection', followed by a FRESH'Revenge'.
The CW offers a RERUN'Celebrity Name Game', followed by another RERUN'Celebrity Name Game', then an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then 1 ½ hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH'Bob's Burgers', then a FRESH'The Simpsons', followed by a FRESH'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'Mulaney'.
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'.
AMC offers 'The Walking Dead', another 'The Walking Dead', followed by a FRESH'The Walking Dead', then a FRESH'Talking Dead'.
[6:00AM] 24 Hours on Earth-Ep 2 - Night
[7:00AM] Nature's Weirdest-Episode 5
[8:00AM] Nature's Weirdest-Episode 6
[9:00AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 13 - Okavango
[9:30AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 14 - Them & Us
[10:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 1 - From Pole To Pole
[11:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 2 - Mountains
[12:00PM] Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond-Episode 1
[1:00PM] Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond-Episode 2
[2:00PM] Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond-Episode 3
[3:00PM] Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond-Episode 4
[4:00PM] You Only Live Twice
[9:00PM] The Britannia Awards 2014
[11:00PM] The Britannia Awards 2014
[3:30AM] You Only Live Twice (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', another 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH'Manzo'd With Children', then another FRESH'Manzo'd With Children'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Date & Switch', followed by the movie 'Superbad', and 'Tosh.0'.
FX has the movie 'Ice Age: Continental Drift', followed by the movie 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax'.
History has all 'The Curse Of Oak Island' all night.
[6:00AM] MARON - WHITE TRUCK
[6:30AM] MARON - THE JOKE
[7:00AM] MARON - DESERT ROAD TRIP
[9:45AM] BATMAN - AN EGG GROWS IN GOTHAM
[10:18AM] BATMAN - THE YEGG FOES IN GOTHAM
[10:51AM] BATMAN - THE DEVIL'S FINGERS
[11:24AM] BATMAN - THE DEAD RINGERS
[11:57AM] BATMAN - HIZZONNER THE PENGUIN
[3:15PM] THE BANK JOB
[10:00PM] ENEMY AT THE GATES
[1:00AM] RESERVOIR DOGS
[3:15AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS - DUMB PUBLIC
[3:45AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS - SNOBS AND SLOBS
[4:15AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS - WET DREAMS MAY COME
[4:45AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS -WOMEN ARE FUNNY
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG! -WAYNE COYNE WEARS A HALLOWEEN COSTUME
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG! -CRAIG ROBINSON (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Swamp Thing
[8:00AM] The Fog
[10:00AM] Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
[12:00PM] The Returned-Camille
[1:15PM] The Returned-Simon
[2:30PM] The Returned-Julie
[3:45PM] The Returned-Victor
[5:00PM] The Returned-Serge et Toni
[6:15PM] The Returned-Lucy
[7:30PM] The Returned-Adèle
[8:45PM] The Returned-La Horde
[12:00AM] Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
[4:00AM] Vampires (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The 13en Ghosts', followed by the movie 'The Apparition'.
Simon Baker, right, presents the Longines Prize of Elegance Fashion Contest winner at day 2 of the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Arcadia, Calif.
Photo by Matt Sayles
The United Nations' expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN's environment agency said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system.
The document, which combines the findings of three earlier reports, was adopted after all-night talks Saturday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is scheduled to be released to the public on Sunday.
Apart from discussing the human influence, it is expected to describe how climate impacts, including melting Arctic sea ice and rising levels, are already happening and could become irreversible unless the world curbs its greenhouse gas emissions.
The IPCC says scientists are now 95 percent certain that the buildup of such gases from the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation is the main cause of warming seen since the middle of the 20th century.
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Cindy Livingston, left, uses an antique outboard boat motor to mix a margarita pitcher while her husband and singer Howard Livingston fires up the crowd at the Parrot Heads' 2014 Street Fair Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Fans of entertainer Jimmy Buffett, Parrot Heads embrace charitable, environmental, educational and humanitarian activities. The 23rd Meeting of the Minds convention has attracted about 3,500 Buffett aficionados.
Photo by Rob O'Neal
Even as Americans' trust in government eroded in recent years, people kept faith in a handful of agencies and institutions admired for their steadiness in ensuring the country's protection.
To safeguard the president, there was the solidity of the Secret Service. To stand vigil against distant enemies, the U.S. nuclear missile corps was assumed to be on the job. And to ward off threats to public health, the nation counted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Now, in the space of just a few months, the reputations of all those agencies - as well as the Veterans Administration - have been tarred by scandal or tarnished by doubt. Maybe a public buffeted by partisan rhetoric and nonstop news should be used to this by now. But, with the CDC facing tough questions about its response to the Ebola outbreak, something feels different. Government is about doing collectively what citizens can't do alone, but its effectiveness is premised on trust.
A year ago, with Washington shut down and trust in government near records lows, the CDC still won a 75 percent approval rating, the highest of any federal agency, a poll by the Pew Research Center found. But when CBS News surveyed Americans in mid-October, just 37 percent said the agency was doing a good or excellent job.
Faith in government has been declining since the Vietnam War and Watergate, with most of that distrust directed at elected officials, said Carroll Doherty, director of political research for Pew.
Nearly eight decades after she became one of the most famous supporting figures in American popular literature, Mammy has become the heroine of her own story in a prequel to "Gone with the Wind."
"Ruth's Journey" by novelist and poet Donald McCaig comes 75 years after the film version of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning epic work of fiction set in the Deep South during the US Civil War.
"It's an investigation and re-creation of the life of a major character in 'Gone with the Wind' whose contribution perhaps has not been fully appreciated yet," McCaig, 74, told AFP.
In both the original book and the movie, he said, Mammy's real name was not even clear, as was usual for an African-American slave character tasked with raising her children of the family that owned her.
A majority of Scots would back independence if another referendum were held today, according to a poll published on Saturday, just six weeks after Scotland voted against leaving the United Kingdom.
The YouGov poll for the Times newspaper put support for independence at 52 percent against 48 percent who wanted to stay in the union. By including those who would not vote or do not know, the split was 49 percent in favour of a split and 45 percent against.
The opinion poll also brought more bad news for the leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, Ed Miliband, who hopes to oust Conservative leader David Cameron as prime minister in next May's national election.
Among Scots overall, only 22 percent surveyed by YouGov thought Labour represented Scotland's views and interests well while 65 percent thought it represented them badly.
Labour has traditionally dominated Scottish politics and won 41 of 59 Scottish seats in the British parliament in the last national election in 2010.
Pope Francis recently expressed his approval of a group of exorcists meeting at the Vatican this week. While exorcisms, in which demonic spirits are driven out of a supposedly possessed person, may seem a dark practice relevant only on TV screens, they have long been recognized by the Catholic Church and several religions.
This week, more than 300 members of the International Association of Exorcists are attending the convention, which is focused on the impact of the occult and Satanism on people today, The Catholic Sun reported.
The IAE was founded in 1990 by Father Gabriele Amorth, exorcist for the diocese of Rome, and was formally recognized by the Vatican this past June.
Priests who pursue the ministry of exorcism "manifest the Church's love and acceptance of those who suffer because of the devil's works," Pope Francis wrote in a message to the association's president, Father Francesco Bamonte, Breitbart reported this week. The Holy See's approval of the International Association of Exorcists was "cause for joy not only for the association, but for the whole Church," Bamonte said.
Herbalife Ltd would pay $15 million to settle an 18-month battle over a class action lawsuit brought by a former distributor claiming that the nutrition and supplements company is running an alleged pyramid scheme, according to a U.S. court filing.
The company would pay $15 million in cash, plus up to $2.5 million for product returns, according to the court filing that granted preliminary approval for the settlement on Friday.
Under terms of the settlement, Herbalife would also make "numerous changes" to its business model for at least three years after the settlement receives final approval, the court filing said.
Short-sellers and other critics have accused companies such as Herbalife, NU Skin Enterprises Inc and USANA Health Sciences Inc of running pyramid-type schemes, questioning their sales model under which distributors make money not only from their own sales but from people they recruit as distributors. Final court approval is still needed.
A woman dressed as the iconic Mexican "Catrina" poses for photographers as she gathers with other women in costume in an attempt to set a record for the most Catrinas in one place during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. The figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada sometime between 1910 and his death in 1913.
Photo by Marco Ugarte
Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt for the first time over the next five years, along with other refurbishments to the home of one of the nation's Founding Fathers, thanks to a $10 million gift announced Saturday.
David Rubenstein, a leading Washington philanthropist and history buff, pledged the $3.5 million needed to rebuild the slave quarters next to the mansion in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Another $6.5 million will be devoted to refurnishing parts of the home where Madison drafted ideas that would become the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
After widow Dolley Madison sold the estate in 1844, many family belongings were dispersed or sold, leaving some rooms mostly empty of period furnishings after the estate opened to visitors in 1987. Now, curators hope to recover or borrow artifacts from the fourth president's family life to bring the estate back to life, said Montpelier Foundation President and CEO Kat Imhoff.
The donation marks a trifecta of gifts totaling $30 million to projects at Virginia's oldest presidential sites. Last year Rubenstein gave $10 million gifts to both Jefferson's Monticello estate and George Washington's home at Mount Vernon.
Artists perform with their puppets while taking part at the Harmony World Puppet Carnival parade in Bangkok, Thailand, 01 November 2014. More than 160 troupes of puppeteers from 80 countries take part on the Harmony World Puppet Carnival in Bangkok to held on 01 to 10 November 2014. The World Puppet Festival was first held in Prague of Czech Republic on 2008 and to call the World Puppet Carnival on 2012 after the organizer began to organize the event in Kazakhstan. The last time was held in Indonesia in 2013.
Photo by Narong Sangnak
A top Jewish leader Saturday warned a Swiss museum against accepting a priceless set of art works including Nazi-looted paintings from the estate of reclusive German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
Such a move "would open a Pandora's Box and cause an avalanche of trials" by rival presumed heirs of the stolen art, Ronal Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress, told the German weekly Der Spiegel.
In the same interview, German Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said the government was in talks with Bern's Museum of Fine Arts over the 1,280 paintings, drawings and sketches by Picasso, Monet, Chagall and other grand masters.
Before his death in May aged 81, Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer, struck an accord with the German government to help track down the rightful owners of the artworks, including Jews whose property was stolen or extorted under the Third Reich.
A man's plan to leap from a Missouri radio tower south of St. Louis went awry when his parachute got stuck on a supporting wire, leaving him suspended 155 feet above the ground, a fire official said on Friday.
The parachutist, Timothy Church, 27, and a second man, Brandon Travis, 26, were arrested for trespassing on private property, St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said. Travis helped Church gain access to the tower, he said.
Church was rescued by a firefighter trained in high-suspension rescues who climbed the tower and got a rope and pulley to the man. He was then secured and lowered to the ground just before midnight Thursday, said Brian Hendricks, chief of the Mehlville Fire Protection District.
"He was in a significant amount of stress due to suspension trauma, hanging in the harness for that long. But, all-in-all when we got him on the ground he was able to walk," Hendricks told St. Louis television station KMOV.
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