Froma Harrop: Facing the Robot Tsunami (Creators Syndicate)
Robots make the perfect employee. They don't complain, they don't get sick, and, as of this writing, they don't have babies. When robots can do the job in today's economy, they get the job. When they can't, a human must suffice. You still need a human to make the perfect latte, ask security questions at the airport and, for the time being, drive a taxi. That hasn't stopped many employers from trying to robotize the people they can't do without.
Lenore Skenazy: You are What You Suddenly Insist on Eating (Creators Syndicate)
"Where's the milk?" I asked my best friend from high school, Gigi, as I peered into her fridge. "It's right there!" "Where?" "There!" But, as Gertrude Stein would have said - if she needed something to pour into her coffee and was still alive - "There's no 'there' there, only almond milk." Gigi shrugged. "That's what we drink."
Lenore Skenazy: When Autism Is a Crime (Creators Syndicate)
Daniel's mom said she will teach Daniel that what he did was wrong. Who will teach the police that it's wrong to throw a man in jail as if he were a rapist when he clearly has special needs and hasn't done anything more than talk to some neighborhood kids?
Susan Estrich: Aging Gracefully (Creators Syndicate)
How I yearn for the days when they held my hand as we crossed the street. But there is a prayer you often hear at Jewish funerals that asks the mourners to consider, even if we could stop time, would we really deny our children the opportunity to grow up and experience all that life has to offer? I would not.
Hello Kitty (full name Kitty White [Kiti Howaito]) is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, created by Yuko Shimizu and currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi. She is depicted as ananthropomorphic white Japanese Bobtail cat with a red bow.
Initially known only as "the white kitten with no name", the official character profiles for Hello Kitty now lists her full name as Kitty White, born in the suburbs of London, England, on November 1. Her height is described as five apples and her weight as three apples. Her head accounts for approximately half of her total body mass.
She is portrayed as a bright and kind-hearted girl, very close to her twin sister Mimmy. She is good at baking cookies and loves Mama's homemade apple pie. She likes to collect cute things and her favorite subjects in school are English, music, and art.
Lois Of Oregon was first and correct with:
Hello Kitty's twin sister is Mimmy. The Japanese cannot be explained. Cold front moving in tomorrow. Snow is coming. Need more beer. So glad to have discovered meme maker. Life goes on. People marry. Children are born. We age and die. Film at eleven.
Alan J said:
I didn't know Hello Kitty had a twin. She does, and her name is Mimmy.
Sorry about your water heater. They never crap out at convenient times (like when you have enough money to upgrade to a tankless heater).
Sunny and seasonal here with some rain predicted to blow through tomorrow. I can handle that.
I should know this...ah, it's Mimi.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
DJ Useo wrote:
without looking it up, I think the answer is "mimmy".
my wife sure likes those japanese cats, which must be where i heard about her.
my entire family got flooded out of our home for the last week. been in lousy motel.
landlord has not attended any of the flooding, & our place is wrecked.
our plan is to move asap. will let y'all now if we end up anywhere.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali said:
I have ignored Hello Kitty over the years, even with two daughters. I continue to do so today. Her name is Mimmie.
Is Mimmy. I cheated just so I could share the memes I've collected.
Joe S answered:
That's an easy one, she is Mimmy White. I have granddaughters.
The cops have promised a "surprise" to Quentin Tarantino for his
criticism of cops. The pigs have even specified that they will get
their revenge against him economically. I'll tell you now, if you go
to the theater to see his films, expect the cops to be staking out the
places for a frenzy of punitive tax slip distributions.
Badge-dangling rapist stops driver exiting movie theater parking lot:
"Say, did'ja see that Tarantino movie tonight?"
Clueless movie-goer: "Um yeah, dude ..."
Vicious cop then whips out his gun and shouts at the movie-goer: "GET
OUTA' THE CAR, NOW! Spread out like a starfish on the dirt, and get
ready to feel my gun barrel up your be-hind! You can also thank QT
for this reception, 'cause us upper-master-class, badge-dangler types
KNOW that all Tarantino fans are hopeless criminals ~"
Then after the cop finishes crippling that movie-going driver, he
starts in on the rest of the family.
You know, there was a time when I'd have disagreed with your comments, but today, gotta say you've got more than a point.
Growing up, our next-door neighbor was a local cop, and a damn fine man. My uncle Dave is a sheriff in Idaho, and again, a damn fine man.
So I know not all cops are bad, but my own experiences with the local constabulary have been less than stellar.
Last year on jury duty, we were asked if anyone had had a bad experience with the local cops.
Every person in the juror room raised a hand.
Just this week - Los Angeles County OKs $6 million settlement in officer rape case
A rape, a non-investigation, and an 18-year wait for justice.
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.
The plumber showed up, but didn't have the proper part. Since it's under warranty, he said I'd have to wait until Monday.
Or, I could buy a new water heater and he'd install it on the spot.
Got a bad feeling about how things are gonna go on Monday.
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 'Untold Stories: Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans', then 2½ 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 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'.
A&E has 'Escaping Polygamy', 'Cleveland Abduction', and 'Cleveland Abduction: Beyond The Headlines'.
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 9 - Shallow Seas
[7:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 10 - Seasonal Forests
[8:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 11 - Ocean Deep
[9:00AM] Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks
[12:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 12 - The Stolen Earth
[1:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 13 - Journey's End
[2:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 3 - Victory of the Daleks
[3:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 1 - Asylum of the Daleks
[4:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 2 - Into the Dalek
[5:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 1 - The Magician's Apprentice
[6:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 9 - Ep 2 - The Witch's Familiar
[3:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 9 - Shallow Seas
[4:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 10 - Seasonal Forests
[5:00AM] Planet Earth-Ep 11 - Ocean Deep (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', then a FRESH'Untying The Knot'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION
[7:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-BEAST OF BURDEN
[7:30AM] STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER
[10:00AM] STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
[2:45PM] GHOSTBUSTERS II
[5:15PM] THE FUGITIVE
[8:15PM] U.S. MARSHALS
[11:00PM] BENDERS-SECRETS AND LIES
[11:30PM] GIGI DOES IT-LET'S GET SCHVITZICAL
[12:00AM] STAR TREK GENERATIONS
[2:45AM] STAR TREK: INSURRECTION
[5:00AM] BENDERS-SECRETS AND LIES
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAVID KRUMHOLTZ WEARS A BLUE ZIP-UP JACKET AND GREY SNEAKERS (ALL TIMES EST)
[7:30AM] Eagle Eye
[10:00AM] Behind the Story With the Paley Center-The Good Wife
[2:00PM] The Exorcism of Emily Rose
[4:30PM] The Shining
[8:00PM] Close Encounters of the Third Kind
[11:00PM] The Shining
[2:30AM] Close Encounters of the Third Kind
[5:30AM] The Writers' Room-Game of Thrones (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow', followed by the movie 'Live Free Or Die Hard'.
After an emergency appendectomy Wednesday, Daily Show host Trevor Noah had some choice words for what the United States' health care system put him through just to receive treatment.
"I feel like there should be two rooms: one for emergencies, and a room for people who can fill out forms," Noah said. "The lady's like, 'Can you fill out this form?' And I'm like, 'No, I'm dying,' and she's like, 'Yeah, but I need you to fill out the form first.' "
"What more information do you need other than the fact that I'm dying?" he quipped.
"She was like, 'How are you paying for this?' " said Noah. " 'I don't know anything, I've never checked, I don't know how this works.' She said, 'It's health insurance or you're paying for this yourself.' "
The nurse then asked him if he could afford treatment out of pocket-before suddenly realizing with whom she was speaking.
Less than two months ago, Buffy Sainte-Marie took home the Polaris Prize for best Canadian album for her latest recording, Power in the Blood.
It's just the latest honour in her 51-year career that has included Junos, an Oscar, Order of Canada and honorary doctorates.
This week, she was in Vancouver to perform at SFU's We Are The City event, and then she spoke to On The Coast's Gloria Macarenko about her career, her changing sound, her activism and her thoughts on the federal election.
I was lucky enough to come up in the folk music era. In the '60s, it a lot like now. For a long time it was silent. The playlist was very small. There was a lot of payola. But in the '60s everything opened up, so everyone was listening to each others' music. Now, I think after a real long and repressive time in music, we have the Internet and people can find each other again. People can find music from all over the world, and I think it's great. I feel very at home.
British singer songwriter Ed Sheeran arrives at the Cannes festival palace, to take part in the NRJ Music awards ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Cannes, southeastern France.
Photo by Lionel Cironneau
An Australian archaeological team in Cyprus has uncovered a theatre dating from 300 BC, the oldest structure of its kind yet unearthed on the Mediterranean island, the antiquities department said Friday.
"The Australian team has uncovered the oldest theatre in Cyprus: a structure that was used as a venue for performance and spectacle for over six-and-a-half centuries from c. 300 BC until its final destruction in the earthquakes of AD 365," said the statement.
Excavations at the site of the Hellenistic-Roman theatre of Nea Paphos, on Cyprus' southwestern coast, were conducted by the Australian Archaeological Mission from the University of Sydney.
Excavations immediately to the south of the theatre revealed a Roman paved road, approximately 8.4 metres (28 feet) wide, which was the main traffic thoroughfare to access the theatre, the antiquities department said.
A woman who was attacked by another woman in a suburban Minneapolis restaurant, allegedly because she was speaking a foreign language, said she feels traumatized and may move out of Minnesota.
Asma Jama told Minnesota Public Radio News that she was chatting with her family in Swahili, one of three languages she speaks, at an Applebee's in Coon Rapids on Oct. 30 when a woman in a nearby booth smashed a beer mug in her face. The attack left cuts on her face and a deep gash on her lip that required stiches.
"Somebody hit me because I was speaking a different language," said Jama, an ethnic Somali who came to Minnesota in 2000 from Kenya. Jama said she couldn't "believe after all these years somebody hit me because I'm different."
The woman accused in the attack, Jodie Burchard-Risch, was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with third-degree assault. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for hate crime charges.
A criminal complaint alleges that Burchard-Risch was upset that the victim was speaking in a foreign language and yelled at her, then refused to leave when restaurant managers tried to intervene. Burchard-Risch continued to yell and threw a drink on the victim, then smashed a beer mug in her face before fleeing, according to the complaint.
Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after a 30-year career. He was sharp and healthy, but didn't want to risk mental decline that would lead him to make mistakes, he said.
Canby's decision reflects one of the unique job hazards federal judges face: age-related mental decline. Unlike judges in most states, U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal appellate and district court judges are appointed for life. To be removed, they must be impeached by Congress, which has occurred only a few times.
But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes federal courts in California and eight other Western states, has taken a more pro-active approach to the problem of mental decline by trying to get its judges to think about the condition, plan for it and handle it appropriately if it comes up.
The U.S. Constitution guaranteed federal judges lifetime appointments to maintain judicial independence by preventing the easy removal of judges for unpopular decisions.
But life expectancy when the Constitution was signed in 1787 was under 40. It is now about 79.
A combination of four pictures shows participants dressed in superhero and heroic fantasy costumes posing during the second edition of the Hero Festival in Marseille, France, November 7, 2015. The festival is dedicated to American superhero comics, Japanese mangas, heroic fantasy characters and video games universes.
Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier
Indiana acted properly in forbidding a police officer from using a vanity license plate that said "0INK," the state's highest court decided on Friday, reversing a lower court ruling.
The Indiana Supreme Court said the state's personalized license plates are government speech. As a result, it said the Bureau of Motor Vehicles does not violate drivers' free speech and due process rights under the U.S. Constitution by denying applications for plates or revoking previously issued plates.
Friday's decision followed the U.S. Supreme Court's June 18 ruling that Texas did not violate the First Amendment by rejecting plates bearing the Confederate flag.
The Indiana case was brought on behalf of drivers including Rodney Vawter, a corporal in the Greenfield, Indiana police department.
He had used the "0INK" plate for three years, but when the motor vehicle bureau in 2013 rejected another plate that read "O1NK," its computers flagged Vawter's plate as too similar, leading to its revocation.
Participants wearing historical attire compete on historical high wheel Penny Farthing bicycles in the traditional 'One Mile Race' at Letna Park in Prague, Czech Republic, 07 November 2015. The meeting of Penny Farthing bicycles is taking place for the 22th time.
Photo by Filip Singer
Nighttime flights into and out of Los Angeles International Airport will avoid passing over the Pacific Ocean just to the west of the airport for the coming week because the U.S. military has activated airspace there, officials said.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the military did not disclose the nature of the activities taking place near the second-busiest U.S. airport.
Airplanes normally fly over the ocean when arriving and departing the coastal Los Angeles International Airport during the night to avoid disturbing nearby residents, airport officials said in a statement.
But the FAA has indicated that military airspace over that patch of ocean was activated beginning on Friday night and continuing through Thursday night, airport officials said.
As a result, the airport will need to deviate from normal flight patterns during the next six nights, the statement said.
An undated handout image provided by Julien's auction house on 07 November 2015 shows John Lennon'Äôs original 1962 J-160E Gibson Acoustic Guitar. The memorabilia is to be auctioned during the 'Icons and Idols: Rock n' Roll Auction' event in Beverly Hills on 07 November.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. Taylor Swift; $5,397,066; $111.65.
2. Kenny Chesney; $3,271,099; $89.43.
3. Madonna; $2,212,860; $137.97.
4. Ed Sheeran; $1,889,953; $62.51.
5. Luke Bryan; $1,710,065; $50.31.
6. Zac Brown Band; $1,685,791; $58.46.
7. Maroon 5; $1,613,381; $82.44.
8. Marc Anthony / Carlos Vives; $1,359,614; $107.67.
9. Foo Fighters; $1,216,281; $59.40.
10. Violetta; $1,145,986; $67.58.
11. Phish; $1,109,401; $55.40.
12. Dave Matthews Band; $964,123; $57.51.
13. Shania Twain; $942,258; $91.56.
14. Nicki Minaj; $653,854; $45.00.
15. 5 Seconds Of Summer; $635,779; $45.19.
16. Motley Crue; $634,168; $72.55.
17. Def Leppard; $602,537; $47.06.
18. Chris Brown; $594,281; $40.22.
19. Florida Georgia Line; $580,395; $35.03.
20. J. Cole; $567,289; $34.63.
A bat is hanging upside down in a closed cave of the Manjanggul site in Jeju, South Korea, Nov. 7, 2015. Manjanggul cave is a 7.4km-long lava tube locally with a multi-level structure. It is one of the largest lava tubes in the world having a main passage with a width of up to 18m and a height of up to 23m.
Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun
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