Mark Morford: The most flawed female president ever (SF Gate)
What is her forte? Just ask anyone who knows her: Personal connection. Networking. Identifying the problem, and then making a plan to fix it. And then fixing it. Follow-through. Getting things done. Genuine warmth, humor and formidable intelligence.
Jonathan Jones: "Horny, hairy and horrifying: the scariest monsters in art" (The Guardian)
Want to make a monster? Well, grab a big bag, head out to the countryside, and find the strangest creatures you can: bats, dragonflies, lizards, birds, snakes. Then lock yourself in your room, kill the animals and chop them up, keeping the most interesting bits: a bat's wings, a serpent's tail, an owl's eyes. Stick these together to make a terrifying, marvellous, magical new being - and invite people round to see your new "pet" before it starts to stink.
Oooh, a tough one. Takes me back to World History. Was it Pandora? It's the only name that comes to mind.
Watching cycling on the NBCSN app on my smartphone. The cycling events aren't well advertised (nor are the equestrian events, dammit) and I had to research when these events would be on. As it was I missed the women's time trial. It shouldn't be that hard to find none-swimming and gymnastics events.
First-world problems, indeed.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
DJ Useo said:
I've always had a keen interests in mythology, so I recollect her name was Pandora.
Last name was Mousekiwitz ? Not sure about that. Lol.
Pandora (meaning 'all-giving')
Joe S took the day off.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
BttbBob has returned to semi-retired status.
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.
Ventured behind the Orange Curtain and spent the day at the Orange County Fair.
CBS opens the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH'Big Brother', followed by a RERUN'Code Black'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 6/6/16) are James Corden, Scott Speedman, and Death Cab for Cutie.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 6/8/16) are Ben Schwartz, Linda Cardellini, and Tegan and Sara.
ABC starts the night with a RERUN'BattleBots', followed by a RERUN'The $100,000 Pyramid', then a RERUN'Match Game'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 7/27/16) are Andy Garcia, Jack Huston, an the Go-Go's.
The CW offers a RERUN'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow', followed by a FRESH'Beauty & The Beast'.
Faux has a RERUN'Rosewood', followed by a RERUN'Bones'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'The First 48: Bad Company', then a FRESH'60 Days In', and 'The First 48'.
AMC offers the movie 'Sherlock Holmes; A Game Of Shadows', followed by the movie 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1', then the movie 'Kill Bill: Vol. 2'.
[6:00AM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 1
[7:00AM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 2
[8:00AM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 3
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-The Shakespeare Code
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-Gridlock
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-Rascals
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-A Fistful of Datas
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-The Quality of Life
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Schizoid Man
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-A Matter of Honor
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Measure of a Man
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-The Dauphin
[7:00PM] THE MATRIX (1999)
[10:00PM] RIPPER STREET - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 3-Some Conscience Lost
[11:15PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-Rascals
[12:15AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-A Fistful of Datas
[1:15AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-The Quality of Life
[2:15AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Schizoid Man
[3:15AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Unnatural Selection
[4:15AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 8-A Matter of Honor
[5:15AM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 18 - Episode 6 (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', another 'Shahs Of Sunset', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
FX has the movie 'Fast & Furious 6', followed by the movie 'The Hangover Part III', then a FRESH'sex&drugs&rock&roll', and another 'sex&drugs&rock&roll'.
History has 'Mountain Men', another 'Mountain Men', followed by a FRESH'Mountain Men', then a FRESH'Ice Road Truckers'.
T [6:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Studio Stoops
[6:25AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Three Arabian Nuts
[6:50AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Three Dark Horses
[9:45AM] SCARY MOVIE
[4:00PM] SCARY MOVIE
[8:00PM] RUSH HOUR 3
[10:00PM] AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
[12:00AM] AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
[2:00AM] AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
[4:00AM] AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:45AM] The Haunting in Connecticut
[9:00AM] The Fly
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Out of the Half-Light
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Life Choice
[6:00PM] Law & Order-A Death in the Family
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Violence of Summer
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Jeopardy
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Paranoia
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Humiliation
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Angel
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Blood Libel
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Remand
[2:00AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Reality
[3:00AM] Love Actually (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Hulk', followed by the movie 'The Incredible Hulk'.
On a RERUNConan (from 4/14/16) are Emilia Clarke, Jason Jones, and Eagles of Death Metal.
Actor and director Ricky Gervais (L) and partner Jane Fallon pose for photographers at the world premiere of his film David Brent Life on the Road in London, Britain August 10, 2016.
Photo by Neil Hall
Dan Rather is slamming Donald Trump's comment Tuesday suggesting that "Second Amendment people" may be able to find a way to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from rolling back gun rights if she's elected.
In a Tuesday Facebook post , the former CBS News anchor says the GOP presidential nominee "crossed a line with dangerous potential" by launching "a direct threat of violence against a political rival."
Rather also says "history is watching" those who denounce Trump's comments, but continue to support the candidate.
Trump told Fox News on Tuesday night that he was simply referring to the power that voters hold.
Two festivals and the world premiere of an opera that Kurt Vonnegut finished shortly before his death will celebrate the writer's legacy this fall in his hometown, Indianapolis.
"Happy Birthday, Wanda June," based on Vonnegut's play by the same name, will be performed for the first time Sept. 16-18. The opera will be staged right after the Vonnegut's World festival, Sept. 7-14.
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library will host events Sept. 26-30 coinciding with the American Library Association's Banned Books Week. Vonnegut's novel "Slaughterhouse-Five" was banned by some schools and communities for its anti-war, anti-establishment themes.
Vonnegut fans get another chance to honor his legacy during VonnegutFest 2016, Nov. 10-13.
Though he lived most of his life in New York and Massachusetts, Vonnegut once said: "What people like about me is Indianapolis." And for those who can't make the opera or festivals, a visit any time to the city where he was born and raised is a great way to channel his spirit. Attractions include the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, a mural depicting the writer, a beer hall in a building built by his grandfather, and Bluebeard restaurant, named for a Vonnegut novel.
The Obama administration is highlighting concerns over laws against blasphemy and apostasy that limit religious freedom in Muslim and other nations where they are on the books.
The State Department said in its annual report on global religious freedom released Wednesday that these laws, notably in Muslim countries, can abet societal and religious passions that often encourage death sentences for the accused.
The report noted particular problems with blasphemy laws in Afghanistan, Mauritania, Pakistan, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
In releasing the report, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein pointed out that about a quarter of the world's countries have blasphemy laws but that they are often unenforced in non-Muslim states.
Another concern is an increase in governmental regulation of religious groups, often aimed at stifling the freedom to worship, according to the report.
Since sexual harassment claims forced Roger Ailes to step down last month, the drumbeat of allegations against the former Fox News chief has not subsided. Reports in recent days have accused Ailes of using company resources to spy on reporters he didn't like, and suggested that Ailes may have been spying on his own staff.
The new allegations have some in New York media circles comparing the situation to the 2011 British phone-hacking scandal, which led to criminal charges and parliamentary inquiries, and which did severe and lasting damage to 21st Century Fox.
On Sunday, New York Magazine reported that Ailes maintained a "Black Room" at Fox News to conduct surveillance and smear campaigns. Political operatives and private detectives were assigned to go after his personal enemies, which included New York's Gabriel Sherman and Gawker journalists John Cook and Hamilton Nolan, according to the magazine. Some of the work involved opposition research, in which negative information was gathered for distribution to bloggers.
Private investigators were reportedly assigned to follow Sherman, who was also Ailes' biographer. Politico reported that a Fox News source heard Ailes say, of Sherman,"I know where he lives, and I'm gonna send people to beat the shit out of him." The Politico report also touched on Ailes' close relationship with the NYPD, and suggested that he may have illegally obtained phone records.
The reports also suggest that Ailes' use of company resources to pursue private vendettas may have amounted to a breach of securities regulation.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed a Stockholm district court's decision to maintain a European arrest warrant against him over a 2010 rape allegation, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Swedish prosecutors issued the arrest warrant because they want to question Assange about the rape allegation, which he denies.
The 45-year-old Australian sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in June 2012 after exhausting all his legal options in Britain against extradition to Sweden.
Assange's lawyer urged Sweden to respect a non-binding legal opinion by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which on February 5 ruled that his confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy amounted to arbitrary detention by Sweden and Britain.
Festival goers walk in disposable raincoats on Shipyard Island, the venue of the 24th Sziget (Island) Festival in Northern Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, the opening day of the festival. The venue is one of the biggest cultural events of Europe offering art exhibitions, theatrical and circus performances and above all concerts in eight days. More than 1,500 programs and performers from over 60 countries will entertain the expected 450 thousands visitors representing 98 countries of the world.
Photo by Zoltan Balogh
Researchers applying modern forensic techniques to a century-old puzzle have laid bare intriguing new details about one of the most notorious scientific hoaxes on record, the so-called Piltdown Man, and are confident in the culprit's identity.
The phony fossil remains of a "missing link" between apes and humans, planted in gravel near the English village of Piltdown, were concocted using the jawbone and teeth from a single orangutan, two or three sets of old human remains and the liberal use of dental putty, the researchers said on Wednesday.
They said their findings left little doubt the perpetrator was amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson, who in 1912 "discovered" the first of the bogus Piltdown remains and has long been the chief suspect.
The study, using DNA analyses, high-precision measurements, spectroscopy and other techniques, was published in the journal Royal Society Open Science on the 100th anniversary of Dawson's death.
DNA analysis showed the original "discovery" and a second set of remains announced by Dawson included teeth, filed down to make them appear human, and a lower jaw from a single orangutan, mostly likely from southwestern Sarawak, Borneo.
Dr. Xu Hua Han displays the treatment of cupping on a colleague at a treatment centre in London Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Cupping is an ancient method of traditional Chinese medicine, where heat or suction creates a vacuum in glass cups that are placed on the skin of the patient. Athletes at the Rio Olympics have thrust the treatment into the spotlight by displaying large purple and red circles from cupping on their skin.
Photo by Leonora Beck
Artist Peter Doig is famous for somewhat strange landscape paintings that fetch millions of dollars, but he has disowned one particular desert scene.
Is he telling the truth, or trying to hide from an embarrassing past? A US federal judge in Chicago will decide.
Robert Fletcher, a retired Canadian corrections officer who owns the disputed desert landscape painting, is suing Doig for refusing to acknowledge that the painting is one of his works -- which means its value is significantly diminished
Fletcher claims the refusal cost him millions of dollars in an auction sale. He is seeking damages from Doig that could add up to millions of dollars, as well as a court ruling that the painting is authentic.
The unusual case is stirring up the art world, and experts say it could set a dangerous standard that would leave artists at risk for costly settlements.
A composite image made from 726 photographs, Aug. 10, 2016, taken over three hours from midnight showing the rotation of the earth around Polaris, the North Star, in the night sky over Ashton Windmill, Somerset ahead of the Perseid meteor shower, which is due to reach its peak between Thursday and Saturday.
Photo by Ben Birchall
The first people to reach the Americas could not have passed through the ice sheet-cleaving inland corridor long thought to be the entry point of humans to the continents, according to a study published Wednesday.
More likely, the New World pioneers of our species -- probably some 15,000 years ago -- inched along a Pacific coastline free enough of ice to support life-sustaining flora and fauna.
The exact route and timing of this maiden migration remains conjecture, the researchers said.
But what is certain, according to findings reported in the journal Nature, is that the textbook version of that passage is wrong.
Jenner died Monday of acute myeloid leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his wife, actress Suzanne Hunt, told The Hollywood Reporter. They appeared together in the sci-fi spoof Popcorn (1991).
On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Jenner portrayed Starfleet Admiral William Ross, who served during the Dominion War, on 12 installments of the syndicated series. He also appeared as Dr. Jerry Kenderson, who had an on-again, off-again love affair with Linda Gray's Sue-Ellen Ewing, over three seasons of CBS' Dallas.
A Philadelphia native, Jenner showed a nice comic touch as the bumbling Lieutenant Murtaugh on 18 episodes on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters and as a millionaire once married to Mel Harris' character on the ABC/CBS comedy Something So Right.
Falcon 'Socrates' flies through a wind tunnel at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics at the German Armed Forces' (Bundeswehr) University in Munich, Germany, Aug. 10, 2016. The staff at the Institute uses high-speed cameras to catch flight details of the bird of prey for an analysis of flight movements that can be used in the development of future aircraft.
Photo by Sven Hoppe
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