BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 25 August, 2016


25 August, 2016

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Mark Morford: "Generation Uber: The world's most annoyingly entitled?" (SF Gate)
This is about how all the flotsam and jetsam currently clogging up the modern cultural slipstream feels like it's about to reach critical mass, as the giant lump of toxic pretense known as the "convenience economy" spins, inevitably, toward its own doom.

Stephen Smith: "Quincy Jones: the day Michael Jackson's pet snake got loose in the studio" (The Guardian)
He played Vegas with Sinatra, produced Miles Davis and borrowed Bowie's yacht to go on holiday. Quincy Jones talks about growing up in gangland Chicago, Joe Pesci's jazz album - and why he'll leave the US if his former friend Trump wins.

Trevor Timm: First Thiel, now the Trumps: how billionaires threaten free speech (The Guardian)
Lawsuits can destroy media organizations. Whatever you think of the stories, the prospect of journalists being silenced by a wealthy elite is deeply troubling.

Tony Yoo: "Steve Wozniak: The status quo doesn't have to exist. We can come up with solutions" (The Guardian)
Now on a speaking tour in Australia, the Apple co-founder discusses smart cities, automation and why the Queensland government has got it right.

Mark Hill: 7 Pieces Of US Pop Culture That Are Crazy Popular Overseas (Cracked)
Spain Loves The Simpsons To An Almost Disturbing Degree.

Cezary Jan Strusiewicz, et al.: "Pedophiles And Grime: 5 Horrors Of A Job At Chuck E. Cheese" (Cracked)
Staff Has To Be Constantly Vigilant About Lurking Pedophiles.

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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question of the Day

In Brazil, this cartoon character is known as Esquilo sem Grilo. In Spanish-speaking countries, he is El Inspector Ardilla, and in Sweden, he is Agent Kurre. What is his name in the US?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

On what TV series would you find Kelly Garrett, Sabrina Duncan, and Jill Munroe?

       Charlie's Angels                                                      Source

Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron Spelling. It plots the adventures of three women working in a private detective agency in Los Angeles, California, and initially starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith in the leading roles, with David Doyle co-starring as a sidekick to the three women and John Forsythe providing the voice of their boss.

Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts came up with the idea for a series about three beautiful female private investigators as a breakthrough but also escapist television series. Producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg first considered actress Kate Jackson during the early pre-production stages of the series. She had proven popular with viewers in another police television drama, The Rookies. Jackson was initially cast as Kelly Garrett, but was more attracted to the role of Sabrina Duncan, and her request to switch roles was granted. Farrah Fawcett was next cast as Jill Munroe, but much like Jackson, did not audition for a role.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   Charlie's Angels

mj said:
   If you weren't a teenage boy
  It wasn't all that heavenly. Charlie's Angels.

Alan J wrote:
   Charlie's Angels.

Stephen F responded:
   Charlie's Angels

Adam answered:
   Charlie's Angels.

Deborah replied:
   Was it "Charlie's Angels"? A show I saw a couple of times, but I know that an actress who was on the soap "Dark Shadows" played Sabrina Duncan. I think her name was Kate Jackson.
  Cool enough when I got up at 6 to need a light jacket. And the days are growing shorter, the sun's transom is lowering, and with this cooler weather I'm feeling autumnal. And missing summer, before it's even over.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Charlie's Angels

Marian answered:
   Charlie's Angels

MAM   wrote:
   Charlie's Angels ~ The show that ushered in the phrase "jiggle TV" features three beautiful police academy-trained private detectives whose cases always seem to require that they don bikinis, evening gowns or other sexy clothing. The unseen Charlie relays instructions via speakerphone. 1976-81

DJ Useo took the day off.

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.

  August 25 Birthdays - Celebrities Born August 25 | Famous Birthdays

Sally has retired.




Middle Class Political Economist

Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"



Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Images of sunken ship off the Farallones recall history - SFGate

Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Adds Joseph Fiennes, Will Be B-A-N-A-N-A-S

You'll Never Be Able To Unlearn What Figs Are

BBC - Travel - Hawaii's mysterious water bears

Finito, comments: Goodbye to the loudest drunk in NPR's online bar -

Private prisons are not the problem: Why mass incarceration is the real issue -

George Carlin's anti-cop album, recorded prior to 9/11, to be released next month -

'Comfyballs' Underwear Deemed Too Offensive For Men, But Not For Women

Hell Or High Water

ReThink Review: Hell Or High Water -- A Texas Crime Thriller is 2016's Big Score

Catholic Church Groups Fight Bills To Revive Old Sex Abuse Cases : NPR

President Obama designates what may be the last large national park on the East Coast

Limp Gasbag claims that Obama's lesbian farmers will invade rural America

Shocking New Maps Show Mankind's Changing Global Footprint

Three Muslim siblings were kicked off a plane for allegedly receiving a text in Arabic - AOL

The story of a cover-up | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump's Campaign Purchased $55,000 Worth Of His Own Book

Google "Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani Drag Queen Motorboat" - YouTube

Thanks, Michelle!



Team Coco


Celebrity Survey: Roger Ailes edition

Conan's Celeb Survey: What dating site does Roger Ailes use?

Trump's New Ad Is Just For Black Voters

Donald has a 95% disapproval rate among African Americans, so he's reaching out by giving cabinet jobs to Bell, Biv AND DeVoe.



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Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren Handles a Sexist Interviewer Like a Boss

She crushes him handily.


Thanks, Deborah!
Here's my favorite Mirren meme from the very wise Dame.



from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

The fireworks resumed.

Tonight, Thursday:

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'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Sen. Tim Kaine, Tony Hale, and Car Seat Headrest.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Kate Mara, Michael Kelly, and Britney Spears.

NBC fills the night with LIVE 'NFL Preseason Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Chelsea Handler, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Matteo Lane, and Jon Wurster.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/18/16) are Chloe Grace Moretz, Murs & 9th Wonder, and Pistol Shrimps Radio.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'BattleBots', followed by a RERUN 'The $100,000 Pyramid', then a RERUN 'Match Game'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Natalie Portman, Usher Raymond, Jidenna, and Robert Randolph.

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', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH '60 Days In', then a FRESH 'Behind Bars: Rookie Year'.

AMC offers the movie 'John Carter', followed by the movie 'Monsters Vs. Aliens'.

BBC  -   
 [8:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 30-Revisited: La Galleria 33, Olde Hitching Post, Prohibition Gastropub
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 4-The Sontaran Stratagem-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5-The Poison Sky-Part 2.
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 18-Up the Long Ladder
 [6:00PM]    RIPPER STREET - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5-Men Of Iron, Men Of Smoke
 [7:15PM]    THE MATRIX (1999)
 [10:15PM]    THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003)
 [4:15AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 18-Up the Long Ladder
 [5:15AM]    THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 19 - Episode 10    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', another 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH 'Flipping Out', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', followed by the movie 'Step Brothers'.
On a RERUN The Daily Show (from 8/8/16) is Rep. John Lewis.
On a RERUN @Midnight (from 8/10/16) are Jimmy Pardo, David Krumholtz, and Doug Benson.

FX has the movie 'Man Of Steel', followed by the movie 'Grown Ups 2', then a FRESH 'sex&drugs&rock&roll', and another 'sex&drugs&rock&roll'.

History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', 'Mountain Men', followed by a FRESH 'Mountain Men', then a FRESH 'Ice Road Truckers'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-Gents Without Cents
 [6:30AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-A Pain in the Pullman
 [7:00AM]    THE THREE STOOGES-Woman Haters
 [7:30AM]    GAMER
 [10:30PM]    DIE HARD
 [4:00AM]    HOT SHOTS!    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Street Eats
 [6:15AM]    Traffic
 [9:15AM]    Blues Brothers 2000
 [12:00PM]    The Blues Brothers
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Everybody's Favorite Bagman
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-By Hooker, by Crook
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Torrents of Greed
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Torrents of Greed
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Wedded Bliss
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Consultation
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-House Counsel
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Faccia a Faccia
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Ambitious
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Refuge
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Refuge
 [2:00AM]    Good Will Hunting
 [5:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Actresses    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Lone Ranger', followed by the movie 'The Mechanic'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Jane Lynch, Jeffrey Toobin, and Wolf Parade.

TCM spends 24 hours with Van Johnson
 [6:00 AM]      The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
 [8:00 AM]      High Barbaree (1947)
 [10:00 AM]      Duchess of Idaho (1950)
 [12:00 PM]      In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
 [1:45 PM]      Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
 [4:15 PM]      The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
 [6:15 PM]      Scene of the Crime (1949)
 [8:00 PM]      Battleground (1949)
 [10:15 PM]      Miracle In The Rain (1956)
 [12:15 AM]      Two Girls And A Sailor (1944)
 [2:30 AM]      The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
 [4:30 AM]      Invitation (1952)

Friday   -  08/26/16

TCM spends 24 hours with Boris Karloff
 [6:00 AM]      Lured (1947)
 [7:45 AM]      The Lost Patrol (1934)
 [9:00 AM]      Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
 [10:15 AM]      The Mask Of Fu Manchu (1932)
 [11:45 AM]      The Fatal Hour (1940)
 [1:00 PM]      British Intelligence (1940)
 [2:15 PM]      The Walking Dead (1936)
 [3:30 PM]      The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
 [4:45 PM]      The Terror (1963)
 [6:15 PM]      Black Sabbath (1964)
 [8:00 PM]      Frankenstein (1931)
 [9:30 PM]      Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
 [11:00 PM]      The Mummy (1932)
 [12:30 AM]      The Black Cat (1934)
 [1:45 AM]      The Body Snatcher (1945)
 [3:15 AM]      Isle of the Dead (1945)
 [4:30 AM]      Bedlam (1946)

USA has a FRESH 'Queen Of The South'.

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Jan. 22, 1988) - Jim Fowler, Bob Nelson, Teresa Ganzel, The Mighty Carson Art Players.

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People are seen in silhouette as they cool off in water fountains in a park as hot summer temperatures hit Paris, France, Aug. 24, 2016.
Photo by Pascal Rossignol


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Campus (Dildo) Carry

Cocks Not Glocks

To protest a new state law that makes the carrying of concealed handguns legal in college classrooms, students at the University of Texas on Wednesday openly displayed sex toys, an act considered illegal under local indecency laws.

"We are fighting absurdity with absurdity," said Jessica Jin, leader of the protest called "Cocks Not Glocks: Campus (Dildo) Carry," where hundreds of sex toys were given away at the rally on Wednesday that coincided with a return to classes at university's flagship campus.

"Texas has decided it is not all obnoxious or illegal to allow deadly concealed weapons on campus. But walking around with a dildo could land you in trouble," Jin said.

Hundreds of university faculty and staff lobbied unsuccessfully to block campus carry, arguing the combination of youth, academic stress, alcohol and firearms could make for a deadly combination.

On Wednesday, protests organizers shouting slogans like: "If you are packing heat, we are packing meat," handed out hundreds of sex toys, many donated by area stores. They also handed out plastic zip ties so that protesters could strap the sex toys on to their backpacks in a sign of defiance against campus carry.

Cocks Not Glocks


Children dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna pose during Janmashtami festival celebrations marking the birth anniversary of Krishna in Agartala, India Aug. 24, 2016.
Photo by Jayanta Dey


Site Hacked

Leslie Jones

The personal website of Leslie Jones has been taken offline after it appeared hackers posted personal photos in the latest online attack on the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedienne.

A spokesman for Jones didn't immediately respond to messages Wednesday seeking comment. Jones hasn't posted about the incident on social media.

The hackers appeared to have inserted explicit photos of Jones and her driver's license and passport, as well as images of deceased gorilla Harambe and Jones posing with such stars as Rihanna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.

Jones quit Twitter last month then later rejoined after facing racial slurs, obscene photos and comments about her appearance. She called on the social networking service to do more to curb harassment on the platform.

Twitter banned conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, technology editor of the right-wing site Breitbart News, for "participating in or inciting targeted abuse of individuals," according to a Twitter notice emailed to Yiannopoulos.

Leslie Jones


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Disabled Man Seeks Voting Rights Restored


A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if lost.

David Rector, 66, handed a letter to a court clerk shortly after an advocacy group filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department asking that California be required to notify people who have been disqualified from voting about the law in time for the Nov. 8 election.

"How are these folks supposed to know about the right to get their voting rights back unless somebody tells them?" Thomas Coleman, legal director of the Spectrum Group, said outside the federal building in downtown San Diego. "The state judiciary has been dragging its feet."

For years, California judges had stripped away the voting rights of people with some disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, "almost as a matter of routine," Coleman said.

Rector voted in 2010, telling his fiancee of his opinions on a flurry of state ballot measures. At a hearing the following year to appoint Alexander-Kasparik his conservator, Rector cried out after a judge checked a box that said he could no longer vote.



People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event over a distance of 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) in Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 24, 2016.
Photo by Arnd Wiegmann


'Insider' Threat


The U.S. Army has pulled a slide from a training presentation that described Hillary Clintonas an "insider" threat to national security.

The slide, which was used in a PowerPoint presentation at Missouri's Fort Leonard Wood, included the image of the Democratic nominee alongside pictures of disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis and described them as "insiders" who were "careless or disgruntled" government employees.

An image of the slide, which had been used in local training presentations at the outpost since early 2015, was posted to Facebook on Sunday.

According to Maj. Thomas Campbell, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spokesman, the slide has since been removed from the presentation.

"As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective," Campbell said in a statement to the Army Times. "This particular presentation had not been reviewed or approved by the unit's leadership and does not reflect the position of the Army."



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May Have Started Decades Earlier

Man-Made Warming

Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests.

Instead of the late 1800s, a slight almost imperceptible warming can now be tracked to around the 1850 in North America, Europe and Asia, according to a new study based on coral, microscopic organisms, ice cores, cave samples, tree rings and computer simulations.

And that happened when heat-trapping gases from burning fossil fuels were tiny compared to now, which means "the speed at which the climate responds to even a small change in greenhouse gases appears to be quite fast," said study lead author Nerilie Abram, a paleoclimate scientist at the Australian National University. The study is in Wednesday's journal Nature.

From about 1850 to 1880, Earth probably warmed around a third of a degree Fahrenheit (about .2 degrees Celsius). Still, that pales compared to about nine-tenths of a degree (half a degree Celsius) in the last 30 years or so, Abram said.

Determining when warming started is more than just a historical question. An early heating could mean either worse future climate than previously predicted if heat trapping gases aren't controlled or, more optimistically, faster recovery by Earth if international efforts to cut greenhouse gases succeed, Abram said.

Man-Made Warming


The Airlander 10, is examined as it sits on the ground after a rough landing at Cardington airfield England following its second test flight on Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016. The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship "sustained damage" after it made a bumpy landing on its second test flight . Hybrid Air Vehicles says it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 during its flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.
Photo by Dominic Lipinski


More Popular Than Cigarettes


Instant noodles are usually thought of as the go-to meal for broke college students. But precooked, dried packages of ramen are helping another population survive.

According to research presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, ramen-known in penitentiaries as "soups"-has replaced cigarettes as the most popular form of prison currency. Along with a pack of smokes, people who are locked up are bartering with ramen, trading packs of it in exchange for laundry services or clothing.

Michael Gibson-Light, a University of Arizona doctoral student and the lead author of an unpublished study about the issue, attributes the rise of ramen to "punitive frugality." That's what happens when prisons cut inmate care costs and the responsibility of paying for food and commissary items shifts to prisoners and their families.

Inmates involved in the study reported that the soup was worth far more than the 59-cent price tag in the prison commissary. Trading two soups could buy a prisoner a sweatshirt on the black market, while the same sweatshirt cost $10.81 in a store. A denture cream valued at $2.57 went for a single instant-noodle pack, according to Gibson-Light's findings. With prisoners at the facility he studied working for 10 cents to 20 cents an hour, purchasing these extra meals strained their meager finances.

"This change in prison monetary practices reflects the changing needs of inmates," Gibson-Light wrote in the study. "Nonessential luxury goods like tobacco (inmate wants) have been surpassed by essential forms of sustenance (inmate needs)."



Tree Started Growing During Viking Age


Europe's oldest officially dated tree has been uncovered in Greece, and despite living more than a millennium (and counting!), it doesn't look a day over 200.

The tree, dubbed "Adonis" by the scientists who discovered it, is a Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) that took root in A.D. 941, high in the Pindus mountains of Greece. (In ancient Greek mythology, Adonis was the god of beauty, youth and desire.)

"It is quite remarkable that this large, complex and impressive organism has survived so long in such an inhospitable environment, in a land that has been civilized for over 3,000 years," Paul J. Krusic, a dendrochronologist at Stockholm University in Sweden, and the leader of the expedition that found the tree, said in a statement. (Dendrochronology is the study of tree-ring dating.)

The venerable tree lives within a pristine forest of ancient pines that are nearly as old, the researchers said.

Researchers first discovered the tree during a research trip run by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (NEO), which was analyzing tree rings for evidence of the region's past climate. Krusic had first heard about this grove of ancient trees while studying for his thesis, but it was only recently that he was able to visit.



A monk walks through a field near a damaged temple (R) in Bagan, southwest of Mandalay, Myanmar, Aug. 24, 2016. According to sources, a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar, causing two deaths and damage to several temples in the ancient city Bagan and some parts of central Myanmar.
Photo by Naing Tun Win


Tracking Planets Long Before Copernicus

The Maya

An ancient Mayan text captured the moment when a royal astronomer made a scientific discovery about the movement of Venus across the night sky.

The text, called the Dresden Codex, contains laborious measurements of the rising and setting of Venus. Based on these recordings, historians can now place this astronomer within a 25-year span within the first half of the 10th century.

The Dresden Codex is a gorgeous Mayan text of 39 double-sided pages with a murky and fascinating backstory. The document somehow made it out of the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Royal Library in Dresden, Germany by the 1730s, according to the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. Then, in the late 1800s, Ernst Förstemann, a German mathematician with no background in Mayan history or culture, came upon a table of Mayan numerals on page 24 of the codex. Förstemann deduced that the table contained measurements pertaining to Venus, even though no one at the time could decipher Mayan hieroglyphics.

Then, in the 1920s, chemical engineer John Teeple looked more carefully at the numbers and realized that the Maya were using a sophisticated technique to correct for the shift in their calendar caused by the irregular cycle of Venus. Many scholars assumed that these corrections were done by using numerological techniques, for instance by inventing a past Venus event and then predicting future ones by calculating from that fictional anchor event.

The Maya


And Then There Was One

Howard Johnson's

The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction.

The slice of roadside Americana will no longer be served up in Bangor after Sept. 6.

The closing will leave only one Howard Johnson restaurant, in Lake George, New York.

Before falling on hard times, Howard Johnson took restaurant franchises to a new level. The orange-roofed eateries once numbered more than 800, with the New England-based restaurant chain predating the ubiquitous Howard Johnson hotels.

Howard Deering Johnson started the business in 1925, when he inherited a soda fountain outside Boston. That evolved into a chain of restaurants featuring comfort food and 28 flavors of ice cream. The orange roof with a blue spire represented a dependable place for travelers to park the family car, grab a meal and spend the night.

Howard Johnson's



Max an Eagle Owl is weighed during a photocall at the annual weigh-in at London Zoo in London, Britain, Aug. 24, 2016. Every animal that is in the zoo is weighed and measured and the statistics recorded so the data can be shared with zoos across the world.
Photo by Hannah McKay



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