Andrew Tobias: Totally Tubular
So Keystone would temporarily increase US employment by 0.03, that's right, 0.03 percent. Or to put it another way: given the recent pace of job creation, the number one GOP policy priority, basically the only job measure the party has to offer, would create about as many jobs as the Obama recovery is adding every five days.
Mark Morford: Why does the GoPro hate you so much? (SF Gate)
Let me just say it right off: Never in my recent, tech-happy life have I seen a popular gizmo that was also so antagonistic, so absurdly over-packaged, so sadistically incompatible with its own immediate enjoyment, than the GoPro Hero 3+, Black Edition.
Mark Morford: France's war on terrorism is a ghastly, Bush-sized mistake (SF Gate)
There's this wonderful teaching in the yoga world, and also in the Buddhist tradition, in Shaiva Tantra, in Taoism and Christian mysticism and I'm sure many others, and it has to do with energy, and the various obsessions into which we pour all our fear, passion, curiosity, doubt and hate, suspicion and love. It goes like this: "Where attention goes, energy flows."
David Bruce: Wise Up! Bathrooms (Athens News)
German composer Max Reger did not take criticism lightly. He once wrote a critic who had savaged his work: "I am sitting in the smallest room in the house. I have your review in front of me. Soon it will be behind me."
The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, was a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959 for 142 episodes, plus a 1959 special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army.
The series was created and largely written by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series. The show is sometimes titled Sergeant Bilko or simply Bilko in reruns, and is very often referred to by these names, both on-screen and by viewers. The show's success transformed Silvers from a journeyman comedian into a star, and writer-producer Hiken from a highly regarded behind-the-scenes comedy writer into a publicly recognized creator.
John I from Hawai'i was first, and correct, with:
"You'll Never Get Rich."
You'll Never Get Rich
Pretty sure I knew that, but had to double check.
Alan J wrote:
You'll Never Get Rich
Lois Oregon replied:
The original title of that program was "You'll Never Get
Rich, Or Considered Good Looking, Or Be Loved By Anyone", or
maybe that was what my mother always told me. WHY DID YOU
HATE ME MOTHER!?! Well, at least I never glamorized smoking!
Kids, don't you want to look cool, handsome and
sophisticated like Phil Slivers!?!
As the 99.9% are always being told
You'll Never Get Rich. From the song,
You're in the Army now,
You're not behind a plow.
You'll never get rich,
You're digging a ditch,
You're in the Army now.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
You'll Never Get Rich
You'll Never Get Rich.
Hey Sally, are you going to share your good news???
You'll Never Get Rich
Dale of Diamondy Sprungs, Norcali, responded:
"You'll Never Get Rich" Bilko, Doberman, Eric von Zipper and Diana Dors. I remember this show. Why was it funny? I can't seem to recall. Diana Dors and Phil….
Here comes bullet tits!
Joe S said:
I got this one, "You'll Never Get Rich." I remember that, and I remember being disappointed when the title changed. I'm sure the original title is based on the march, "You're In The Army Now." . Sing along:
You're in the Army now,
You ain't behind a plow,
You dig in a ditch, (alternatively, You're a son-of-bitch)
You'll never get rich,
You're in the Army now.
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Did you know it's damn near impossible to watch a video on a crappy dial-up?
Or a seemingly simple thing like a large gif can take 20 minutes just to open - if it opens at all.
My patience is shot and I'm tired of being tired.
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CBS opens the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Mom', then a FRESH'2½ Men', followed by a FRESH'The McCarthys', then a FRESH'Elementary'.
On a RERUNDave (from 1/9/15) are Jeff Goldblum, Michael Somerville, and Nicole Atkins.
Scheduled on a FRESHLate, Late Show, with tonight's middle-aged white guy guest host, Judd Apatow, are Adam Sandler, Lena Dunham, and Maria Bamford.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'Biggest Loser', followed by a FRESH'Bad Judge', then a FRESH'A To Z', followed by a FRESH'Parenthood'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Blake Shelton, Bob Costas, and Motley Crue.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Felicity Jones and Sebastian Maniscalco.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 10/9/14) are Lauren Cohan, Dum Dum Girls, and Meatbodies.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Taste', followed by a RERUN'How To Get Away With Murder'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Edward Norton, Al Michaels, and the Decemberists.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'Reign'.
Faux has a FRESH'American Idol', followed by a FRESH'Backstrom'.
MY recycles an old 'The Mentalist', followed by another old 'The Mentalist'.
A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48', then a FRESH'Nightwatch'.
AMC offers the movie 'Casino Royale', followed by the movie 'Braveheart'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Contagion
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 12 - The Royale
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 12 - The Sound Of Drums
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 13 - Last of the Time Lords
[12:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 14 - Chappy's
[1:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 5 - J Willy's
[2:00PM] MasterChef UK: The Professionals - Season 5 - Episode 1
[2:40PM] MasterChef UK: The Professionals - Season 5 - Episode 2
[4:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 11 - Mill Street Bistro, Part 2
[5:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 12 - Yanni's
[6:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 13 - Prohibition Grille
[7:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 14 - Chappy's
[8:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 15 - Amy's Baking Company
[9:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Mayfair NEW
[10:00PM] Million Dollar Critic - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Philadelphia NEW
[11:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 15 - Amy's Baking Company
[12:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Mayfair
[1:00AM] Million Dollar Critic - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Philadelphia
[2:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 11 - Mill Street Bistro, Part 2
[3:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 12 - Yanni's
[4:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 13 - Prohibition Grille
[5:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 14 - Chappy's (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Millionaire Matchmaker', 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', another 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', followed by a FRESH'Millionaire Matchmaker', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', 'Broad City', 'Workaholics', another 'Workaholics', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', and yet another 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Jennifer Aniston.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, and Judy Greer.
FX has the movie 'This Means War', followed by the movie '21 Jump Street', then a FRESH'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', still another 'Pawn Stars', yet another 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH'Pawn Stars', then another FRESH'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH'Pawnography', then another FRESH'Pawnography'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAVID CROSS
[6:15AM] PORTLANDIA-GETTING AWAY
[6:45AM] PORTLANDIA-THE STORY OF TONI AND CANDACE
[7:15AM] PORTLANDIA-THE FIANCEE
[7:45AM] GOOD WILL HUNTING
[1:00PM] GOOD WILL HUNTING
[3:45PM] THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER
[8:00PM] VEGAS VACATION
[10:30PM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-RULE 34
[11:00PM] VEGAS VACATION
[1:30AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-RULE 34
[4:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CRAIG ROBINSON
[4:30AM] PORTLANDIA-THE STORY OF TONI AND CANDACE
[5:00AM] PORTLANDIA-THE FIANCEE
[5:30AM] PORTLANDIA-HEALTHCARE (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & The Social Network
[6:15AM] Loredana, Esq.-Don't Come Back in a Body Bag
[7:15AM] Risky Business
[9:30AM] The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
[4:30PM] Brokeback Mountain
[7:30PM] 9 1/2 Weeks
[10:00PM] Babylon-Episode 3
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Barter
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Matrimony
[1:00AM] Babylon-Episode 3
[2:00AM] 9 1/2 Weeks
[4:30AM] Loredana, Esq.-Potheads and Knuckleheads
[5:30AM] The Approval Matrix-Who Died and Made You Cool? (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade', followed by (F) 'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then the movie 'Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Ron Howard, Regina Hall, and Rae Sremmurd.
Jay Leno left no doubt where he stands on the Bill Cosby controversy with his remarks during a Q&A session at the NATPE conference on Wednesday.
"I don't know why it's so hard to believe women," Leno told comedian Tom Papa, who moderated the conversation. "You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. Here you need 25."
Leno noted that the Cosby scandal was driven by a viral video made by comedian Hannibal Buress. He cited that as an example of how news and information is getting out unfiltered these days, which he said was a good thing.
Buress "made a flat-out statement that reverberated around the world," Leno said. "On any other media that would have been edited. People are getting news unfiltered now."
Leno also observed that "it's a good time for female comedians right now" and said he was "disappointed there isn't more diversity in latenight comedy." He noted that Phyllis Diller would occasionally call to give him jokes during his 22-year run on "The Tonight Show."
Director/Writer Mike Binder and Jackson Browne seen at Relativity Studios Los Angeles Premiere of "Black or White" held at Regal Cinemas on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau
The city of Paris said Tuesday it plans to sue US chain Fox News for reports that there were "no-go zones" in the French capital that police and non-Muslims avoid.
The reports in the wake of the Islamist attacks in Paris two weeks ago have been widely derided and prompted Fox to issue an on-air apology for suggesting parts of Paris and the English city of Birmingham were run under Islamic Shariah law.
"A complaint will be filed in the coming days," despite the apology, said a source at Paris city hall.
The Fox reports spawned much derision online and saw local news show Le Petit Journal send fake correspondents Mike and John to report on these so-called dangerous areas.
"Oh my God it's an Islamist, he has a beard," one of the jittery reporters cries as a taxi pulls up.
Mittens is a seemingly regular household cat that enjoys being scratched under the chin and chasing string around, but there's one thing about a Newfoundland family's pet that sets it apart - Mittens is a hermaphrodite.
Colleen Clarke-Murphy, who lives in Heart's Desire, says her daughter brought Mittens home thinking it was a sick stray that had been abandoned by its owner.
She took the cat to a local veterinarian, and after an examination in October got the news that makes Mittens unique. The cat has both male and female genitalia.
Clarke-Murphy said she would prefer to have another female cat - she already has a male and female cat - but she'll follow the advice of her vet, who recommends Mittens be assigned a male gender.
Mittens will need to undergo gender assignment surgery since the cat is a hermaphrodite. The vet told Clarke-Murphy the cat would need to be both spayed and neutered, and then have reconstructive surgery once a gender is assigned.
A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist - a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year 90 - is set to be published.
At present, the oldest surviving copies of the gospel texts date to the second century (the years 101 to 200).
This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn by a mummy. Although the mummies of Egyptian pharaohs wore masks made of gold, ordinary people had to settle for masks made out of papyrus (or linen), paint and glue. Given how expensive papyrus was, people often had to reuse sheets that already had writing on them.
In recent years scientists have developed a technique that allows the glue of mummy masks to be undone without harming the ink on the paper. The text on the sheets can then be read.
The family of a comedian killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful death claim with Wal-Mart.
The out-of-court settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the estate of James McNair is the first stemming from the June 7 crash in which a Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo van carrying Morgan and others home from a show in Delaware.
Morgan, the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star, suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident, according to his lawyer. Criminal charges against truck driver Kevin Roper are pending in state court in New Jersey.
McNair, 62, of Peekskill, grew up with Morgan in Brooklyn and was a friend and mentor to him over the years.
The terms of the settlement are confidential, but McNair family attorney Daryl Zaslow told The Associated Press that they were pleased with the outcome.
A recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected, officials said Tuesday.
Of the five employees at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, three have fully recovered and returned to work, and two remain off, said Dr. Pamela Hymel, the chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
All of Disney's "cast members," as it calls park employees, have been offered immunity tests and vaccinations since the company first heard of the outbreak Jan. 7, Hymel said. Those who have been in close contact with infected employees are put on paid leave until their immunity can be established.
Several dozen measles cases have emerged in California, four other states and Mexico in the outbreak linked to December visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County.
Bolivia's president Evo Morales holds his sacred staffs of power during a blessing by Aymaran spiritual guides, in a traditional ceremony at the archeological site Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Morales is set to begin a new term Thursday, that will make him the Andean nation's longest-serving leader, riding high on a wave of unprecedented growth and stability.
Photo by Juan Karita
On winter days, Florida manatees flock by the hundreds to the balmy waters of Three Sisters Springs, drawing crowds of snorkelers and kayakers to the U.S. sanctuary, where people may swim with the endangered species.
But as tolerant as the gentle, whiskered sea giants can be of the accidental kicks and splashes of delighted tourists, wild life regulators want to ban most canoes and paddle boards and create people-free zones to protect the wintering "sea cow."
Proposed limitations for this winter are awaiting approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Manatees flock to warm water sites when temperatures in other places fall below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). Without refuge from cold water, the mammals can become stressed to the point of death.
Overcrowding, both human and animal, has become hard to ignore at Three Sisters Springs. The 1.5 acre (6,000 square meter) waters are drawing record numbers of manatees seeking to warm up in waters that are heated by springs and are constantly 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Catholic nuns, wearing traditional 'ao dai' long dresses, perform to welcome Vatican's Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Cardinal Fernando Filoni before a mass at Hoa Binh church in Hoa Binh city, west of Hanoi January 21, 2015. Cardinal Filoni on Wednesday also conducted the baptism for 172 people from four ethnic groups Kinh, Muong, Thai and Hmong as part of his visit to Vietnam from January 19 to 25.
Photo by Kham
The founder of the popular, if at times notorious, online message board 4chan is retiring as the site's administrator.
Christopher Poole launched the site in 2003 when he was 15 years old. 4chan lets users post messages and photos anonymously. Poole, known on the site as "Moot," said in a post on 4chan's site news blog that a team of volunteers will take on his responsibilities. He said running the site on his own has been challenging and 4chan will continue without him and that he will take time away to decompress. In response to an email asking what he'll be doing next, Poole responded "No idea" followed by a smiley face.
Since its launch, 1.7 billion posts have been published on 4chan. It has more than 1.2 million daily visitors, Poole said.
The site's roots date back to the pre-Facebook era on the Internet, where anonymity ruled and rules were few. The site is where hackers deposited nude celebrity photos over the summer. It's also the birthplace of the hacker collective Anonymous, along with countless funny Internet memes and harmless pranks on celebrities. Over the years, 4chan has been called a home to cyber bullying as well as do-gooder vigilante justice.
A model wears a creation by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck during his men's fall-winter 2015/2016 fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
Photo by Francois Mori
The medieval Dunluce Castle, located on the craggy rocks of Northern Ireland's coast, is neighbors with a mysterious stone settlement, according to a recent excavation.
The castle dates back to the 15th century, and once housed the powerful MacQuillan family, which controlled a large amount of territory in Northern Ireland. On a recent dig, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency planned to uncover part of the lost 17th century town of Dunluce near the castle. But instead, archaeologists stumbled upon an earlier settlement that dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries.
"This is a tremendously exciting historical development," Mark Durkan, Northern Ireland's environment minister, said in a statement. "Traces of buildings were unearthed close to the cliffs upon which the castle was built. These buildings most likely formed a small settlement, just outside the original castle gate."
The settlement's remains include a stone structure with a doorway at its corner, "which is quite different to the 17th century buildings revealed to date," Durkan said. Through radiocarbon dating, the researchers determined that a fireplace inside was used in the late 15th century, about the same time that the MacQuillans lived in Dunluce Castle.
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