Mark Morford: "Sex addiction" does not exist. Sorry, Christian right (SF Gate)
Bad news, America: You cannot be addicted to porn. You cannot be addicted to sex. You cannot be addicted to masturbation, or the Internet, or shopping, or television, or eating, or your iPhone or Instagram or Facebook or silly cat videos, or cupcakes, or The Bachelor or even sublime designer leather goods that smell like God and feel even better on your bare and willing skin. Ahem.
27 Sex Myths Too Many People Still Believe (Cracked)
We live in a society where the dumbest notions are prevalent and actual facts seem to have a harder time getting ingrained in people's grey matter. And nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to anything involving our genitals. Which isn't only sad, but could also be, you know, dangerous.
Aaron Short: 6 Famous People With Shocking Criminal Backgrounds (Cracked)
We generally assume that most celebrities are morally questionable pseudo-people who have gone criminally insane with fame. But while the impression may be that they've been twisted and warped by the impossible hedonism of the limelight, sometimes your most beloved actors, singers, and reality TV stars in fact started out as hardened criminals, and then spun their crimes into stardom.
Scott Burns: How To Spend More Now, Less Later (AssetBuilder)
Allow me to introduce the Hedonic Tilt. That's a formal title for what most of us want to do in retirement. We want to spend more now, while we can enjoy it. And we'll cope with spending less later, when our ability to enjoy spending may have gone by.
In 1997, some mite researchers gave a new species a Latin name that cleverly disguised a tribute to the hardest working man in show business. (Iago = "James," badius = "brown.") It's the funkiest microscopic insect on earth.
STEPHEN F was first, and correct, with:
The best I can offer is that it's a wasp named after James Brown.
Because it's the hardest-working wasp in show business? Or it has funky moves not seen in other wasps?
Too hot, not enough coffee, puzzling questions = brain overload. it's 7:30 and I need a nap.
James Brown- the Funk gave it away.
David of Moon Valley said:
with a name like that it could only be the Hardest Working Man (unfortunately no longer) in show business...The Godfather of Soul...James Brown....
Alan J replied:
DJ Useo responded:
I can't find the correct words to answer this one. A good tough question.
( I guess Howard Morris, lol )
100° hot in Dale's hamlet of DS, Norcali answered:
James Brown was the hardest working man in show business! Hey you cracker ass honkies, Check this out:
He had the moves. Saw him in Bezerklee in 69-70. What a stone groove…Wanna see a female version working today??? Go see Café R & B, featuring Roach & Byl Carruthers. They usually play Harvelle's, Santa Monica and the Power House Pub in Folsom. Several times a year. Good peeps!
Tim Leary was a fraud…I hope that they shoved his ashes at the Billionaire Burnt Festival… Psilocybin, damn, that was fun shit.
...the hardest working mite in show bidness
James Brown ~The Funkotriplogynium iagobadius is partially derived from the Latin for James (Iago) and Brown (badius).
I hear thunder rumbling around out there. Better get this sent before we loose electricity!
Joe S replied:
My first thought was George Clinton, but as it turns out it's James Brown. The quiz is harder without my partner.
It must be a mighty mite
I'm going with the leader of Parliament, George Clinton.
Electrifying Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, took the day off.
John I from Hawai'i took the day off.
Charlie took the day off.
Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
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.
Set a record with 103° this afternoon. 78° at 3am.
Seems like the weather from Palm Springs is vacationing in Long Beach.
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a RERUN'Mom', then a FRESH'Big Brother', followed by a FRESH'Under The Dome'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Vice President Joe Biden, Travis Kalanick, and Toby Keith.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Jeremy Renner and Alison Brie.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'NFL Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Andy Samberg and Carrie Underwood.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Neil Patrick Harris, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Panic! at the Disco, and Abe Laboriel Jr.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Jon Heder, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Michael Kosta.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Shark Tank', followed by a RERUN'Scandal', then a RERUN'How To Get Away With Murder'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Johnny Depp, Kathryn Hahn, and MuteMath.
The CW offers a FRESH'Beauty & The Beast', followed by a RERUN'Arrow'.
Faux has a RERUN'BOOM', followed by a RERUN'Bones'.
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'Behind Bars: Overtime', then a FRESH'Behind Bars: Rookie Year'.
AMC offers the movie 'Gone In 60 Seconds', followed by the movie 'Fletch', then the movie 'Fletch Lives'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 21 - Curry
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 22 - Taylor
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 10 - Sante La Brea
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 9 - Capri
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 9 - Cold Blood
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 10 - Vincent and The Doctor
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 7 - Rascals
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 8 - A Fistful of Datas
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 3
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 4
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 5
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 2
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 2
[7:00PM] Top Gear - Season 10 - Episode 4 - Botswana Special
[8:00PM] Air Force One NEW
[11:00PM] Air Force One
[2:00AM] Top Gear - Season 12 - Episode 2
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 17 - Episode 2
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 2
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 10 - Episode 4 - Botswana Special (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', 'Don't Be Tardy ... ', another 'Don't Be Tardy ... ', 'Don't Be Tardy Social', followed by a FRESH'Don't Be Tardy ... ', 'Manzo'd With Children', followed by a FRESH'Bravo First Looks', then a FRESH'Manzo'd With Children'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', 'The Jim Gaffigan Show', 'Tosh.0', 'Drunk History', another 'Drunk History', followed by a FRESH'Review', and 'Key & Peele'.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Steve Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer, and Jon Lajoie.
FX has the movie 'After Earth', followed by the movie 'Men In Black III', then a FRESH'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll', followed by a FRESH'Married'.
History has 'Mountain Men', another 'Mountain Men', followed by a FRESH'Mountain Men', then a FRESH'Power & Ice'.
[6:00AM] THE MONKEES-MONKEES AT THE CIRCUS
[6:35AM] THE MONKEES-CAPTAIN CROCODILE
[7:10AM] THE MONKEES-MONKEES A LA MODE
[7:45AM] OPEN WATER
[9:30AM] GET CARTER
[1:45PM] OPEN WATER
[3:30PM] THE FUNHOUSE
[5:45PM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[10:00PM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-THE EYE DOESN'T LIE
[10:30PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-WEIRD AL YANKOVIC WEARS A DIFFERENT HAWAIIAN SHIRT
[11:00PM] FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
[1:00AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-THE EYE DOESN'T LIE
[1:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-WEIRD AL YANKOVIC WEARS A DIFFERENT HAWAIIAN SHIRT
[2:00AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[4:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-STEREO STORE
[4:45AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-HAL'S FRIEND
[5:15AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-GARAGE SALE
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CRAIG ROBINSON WEARS A BORDEAUX BUTTON DOWN AND DARK JEANS (ALL TIMES EST)
[7:45AM] It's Kind of a Funny Story
[9:45AM] The Natural
[12:45PM] American Beauty
[3:30PM] Saturday Night Fever
[8:30PM] Ghostbusters II
[1:30AM] Ghostbusters II
[4:00AM] The Approval Matrix-Do's & Don'ts
[4:45AM] Just One of the Guys (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Total Recall', followed by a FRESH'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH'Dominion'.
On a RERUNConan (from 7/11/15) are Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, James McAvoy, Olivia Munn, and Evan Peters.
Musician Ringo Starr poses in front of some of his photographs during a media event as he launches his book "Photograph" at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Britain, September 9, 2015.
Photo by Stefan Wermuth
The 127-year-old non-profit National Geographic Society has struck a $725 million deal that gives 21st Century Fox a majority stake in National Geographic magazine and other media properties, expanding an existing TV partnership.
The agreement announced Wednesday will give the company controlled by Rupert Murdoch's family a 73 per cent stake in the new National Geographic Partners venture. The society retains 27 per cent ownership. The move shifts the longtime non-profit flagship magazine into a for-profit venture.
The arrangement brings together National Geographic's magazine with its cable channels and other media businesses. National Geographic originally partnered with Fox in 1997 to launch the National Geographic Channel. Officials said aligning the various media brands will help fuel future growth.
However, some observers are worried about the future of National Geographic's educational mission in media if control is turned over to commercial interests.
Three critically endangered Javan rhino calves have been filmed in an Indonesian national park, taking to 60 the total population of the world's rarest rhino and offering hope for the creature's future.
One female calf and two males were spotted in recent months in Ujung Kulon park, on Java island, and were all likely born in the past year in a newly established sanctuary, park chief Mohammad Haryono told AFP on Wednesday.
While individual calves have been spotted occasionally in recent years, seeing three in the space of a few months is a rare piece of good news for the shy creatures that once numbered in the thousands and roamed across Southeast Asia.
Revered in Javanese folklore as Abah Gede, or the Great Father, the rhino's population has dramatically dwindled due to poaching and human encroachment on their habitat.
Director Brian De Palma, right, poses with actress Chiara Mastroianni with the Glory To The Filmmaker Award 2015 during the award ceremony at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12.
Photo by Andrew Medichini
A high-level corporate scandal involving United Airlines CEO Jeffrey Smisek may further complicate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's already struggling presidential campaign.
Long cited as a leading presidential contender, Christie's 2016 presidential campaign has largely failed to distinguish him from the crowded Republican field and he has yet to crack low single digits in most polls.
The latest scandal is an offshoot of the so-called Bridgegate case that began with a mysterious series of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge exactly two years ago and has a cast a long shadow over Christie's White House hopes.
Smisek and two other top executives abruptly resigned Tuesday amid a federal investigation into the possible trading of favours between the airline and David Samson, the Christie-appointed former head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the powerful agency that runs area tunnels, bridges and airports.
When Samson was in charge at the Port Authority, United resumed direct flights to the South Carolina airport near his vacation home. Around the same time, United was pressing for concessions from the agency, including a new hangar at the Newark airport, rent reductions and a commuter rail-line extension that would connect the airport directly to lower Manhattan.
Actor Martin Short poses for a photo on the red carpet for the AMBI Benefit Gala/Cinema to Help The World event in Support of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.
Photo by Michelle Siu
Bon Jovi's concert tour in China next week has been abruptly canceled because of what promoters said were "unforeseen reasons."
AEG Live Asia declined to give the reason for the cancellation, but said in a statement Tuesday that refunds will be offered for shows scheduled Sept. 14 in Shanghai and Sept. 17 in Beijing. AEG also apologized "for the inconvenience and disappointment that this will cause."
The Financial Times newspaper reported that the shows had been called off because the Culture Ministry had discovered that the band once included a picture of the Dalai Lama in a video backdrop during a concert in Taiwan in 2010, citing people familiar with the matter.
A recently released video shows Jon Bon Jovi singing a famous Chinese love ballad from the 1970s in Mandarin, adding to the buzz in China around this tour. Chinese fans expressed their disappointment and anger on social media, with some complaining that they had booked airline tickets and time off work to see the concerts.
Actor Danny Trejo poses for a photo on the red carpet for the AMBI Benefit Gala/Cinema to Help The World event in Support of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.
Photo by Michelle Siu
Kansas State will pay a $5,000 fine and its marching band will perform without its director later this season as part of self-imposed sanctions following a routine that turned into a widespread social-media meme over the weekend.
The school also said Tuesday it would require approval of all future halftime shows after the Big 12 warned of potential sportsmanship and ethical conduct violations.
The controversy erupted after Saturday's space-themed halftime show during the team's home opener against South Dakota. One formation featured the Kansas State band forming the University of Kansas mascot and a phallic-looking Starship Enterprise crashing into it.
"Our response has nothing to do with any perverted social media," Kansas State athletic director John Currie said Tuesday. "Our response is solely the fact we portrayed the disintegration of the Jayhawks by the Starship Enterprise."
Currie said that was deemed by the Big 12 office to be an unsportsmanlike act.
The new Ingrid Bergman Forever Stamp is pictured in this handout image provided on September 9, 2015. The stamp, issued by the United States Postal Service, features a 1940 image of Bergman and is part of the USPS' Legend of Hollywood series.
The remains of a massive stone monument, 15 times the size of Stonehenge and located just 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away from the famous site, were recently discovered by British archaeologists.
The stone monoliths were found buried beneath the bank of the Durrington Walls "super-henge," one of the largest-known henges in the United Kingdom, and could have been part of a huge Neolithic monument, the researchers said.
The finding, announced on Saturday (Sept. 7) at the British Science Festival in Yorkshire, could mean that everything researchers think they know about Stonehenge may need to be "rewritten," according to Paul Garwood, a senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, and the principal pre-historian for the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project - the group that discovered the stones using noninvasive, remote-sensing technologies.
The 90 or so huge stones discovered at Durrington Walls may have originally stood nearly 15 feet (4.5 meters) high before they were pushed over some 4,500 years ago, according to the researchers. The stones were then buried under a bank of earth that measures about 130 feet (40 m) across and nearly 10 feet (3 m) high in some places. This massive bank forms the outer perimeter of the Durrington Walls "super-henge."
Workers carry an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, as it is transported from a workshop to a place of worship in Mumbai, India, September 9, 2015. Work on Ganesh idols usually begins two to three months before Ganesh Chaturthi, a popular religious festival in India that will be held in September this year. During the festival the idols will be taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and to be immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with the Hindu faith.
Photo by Danish Siddiqui
Dr. William Grier, a psychiatrist who co-authored the groundbreaking 1968 book, "Black Rage," which offered the first psychological examination of black life in the United States, has died at age 89.
Grier's eldest son, Geoffrey Grier, said Wednesday that his father died Sept. 3 at a hospice care facility in Carlsbad, a coastal city north of San Diego, after suffering a brain lesion.
Grier and Price M. Cobbs, both black psychiatrists working in San Francisco in the 1960s, co-authored "Black Rage" to explain the anger that triggered the riots after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The authors argued how the heritage of slavery contributed to the unrest decades after the end of segregation and continued to affect society as well as the personal lives of African Americans. In 1969, ABC produced a TV special about the book called "To Be Black."
Corrie Ort said her husband closely followed the news, including the police shootings of young black men in Missouri, New York and Baltimore. The couple lived in the beach community of Leucadia, north of San Diego.
"We really need to start listening," Ort said.
Born in 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama, Grier saw racial injustice from a young age when his father was unfairly fired from his job as a postman, forcing the family to move in with relatives in Detroit when Grier was 12 years old, Ort said. He attended Howard University and later medical school at the University of Michigan and trained as a psychoanalyst in Detroit.
Cobbs said his lifelong friend reframed the way people look at anger among African Americans.
Geoffrey Grier said he also opened the door for blacks to seek the help of a therapist, which was unheard of before the book's release.
His family said Grier loved classical music, jazz, was a history buff and wrote poetry. Grier is the also the father of actor and comedian David Alan Grier, known for his role on the Emmy Award-winning TV show "In Living Color" and for his work on Broadway.
Grier is survived by his wife, and children, Geoffrey, David Alan, Elizabeth and stepson Derrek Karmoen, and stepdaughter Saminah Karmoen, and two grandchildren.
A three-week-old female baboon sits on her mother Sahara, a four-year and seven-month-old light-coloured fur baboon (Papio Hamadryas), at the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel, September 9, 2015. Sahara is the first light-coloured fur baboon to give birth at the zoo and this led keepers at the zoo to believe that the very rare light-coloured fur gene is likely to be passed on in their baboon troop, a press release said on Wednesday.
Photo by Baz Ratner
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