Joe Nocera: And That's My Opinion! (NY Times)
Opinions. That's what we do in Op-Ed: We render informed opinions that we hope are smart and sometimes provocative, backed up by good, old-fashioned shoe leather. I'm heading off to a new assignment, and as I do, please indulge me as I toss off a few last opinions: …
David Brooks: Schools for Wisdom (NY Times)
"Most Likely to Succeed" is inspiring because it reminds us that the new technology demands new schools. But somehow relational skills have to be taught alongside factual literacy. The stairway from information to knowledge to wisdom has not changed. The rules have to be learned before they can be played with and broken.
Cezary Jan Strusiewicz, Anonymous: 5 Things I Learned Slaughtering Millions Of Chickens (Cracked)
People in the U.S. eat 8 billion chickens a year -- more than one chicken per person in the entire population of planet Earth. The only thing scarier than that number is trying to imagine the insane efficiency such finger-lickin' slaughter must require. So, we decided to ask Sam, a supervisor at a large-scale chicken farm, about how they manage to kill and package millions of birds each week. He says ...
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
The television show first portrayed Kitty as a saloon employee (dance-hall girl/prostitute) then later as the owner of the Long Branch Saloon.
Alan J was first and correct with:
The Long Branch Saloon.
The place where the women never went upstairs with the customers
Was The Long Branch Saloon.
Sara in upstate NY said:
So weird how things are ingrained in our DNA from childhood............
The Long Branch Saloon came out of me as soon as I read the question.
How do I know that so readily?
I was trying to remember how many inches in length my daughter was when
she was born and couldn't even fathom a guess..........
Seems to me it was
The Long Branch
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Long Branch Saloon
According to GunsmokeNet (your wiki for everything Gunsmoke), it's. ' The Long Branch'.
Desperado Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali responded:
Miss Kitty worked at the Longbranch Saloon. I worked at the Longbranch Saloon in Bezerkeley in the early 70's. Fun times…All available for a poke
Non-Lucid Lois Of Oregon replied:
Crap I'm getting senile. Forgot to submit trivia answer yesterday, but Turkey Nuts totally tie in with Long Branches! Was surprised to learn the Long Branch Saloon was REAL, and it WASN'T named after Mat Dillon's junk, but a place referred to as the "Hollywood Of New Jersey". No information regarding whose penis Long Branch New Jersey was named after.
For Dale...the REAL Groucho.
Long Branch Saloon
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Okay, up late Tuesday, early Wed. for a 3 hr. meeting, followed 45 min. later by a 1 hr. meeting, followed by my annual with my doc, including blood draw & flu shot, followed by yet another meeting, followed by 2-½ hrs. writing & translating an offer. Woof.
So my search for "Miss Kitty's Saloon" resulted in a lot of "Hello Kitty" stuff.
After a few minutes I realized that Gunsmoke is the name of the saloon. My family wasn't into westerns, so I watched a few episodes in reruns but never had the connection.
Really glad I didn't search using a colloquialism for "kitty." Yikes.
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.
CBS opens the night with a FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH'Mom', followed by a RERUN'Big Bang Theory', then a FRESH'Elementary'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Bryan Cranston, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Shamir.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Bridget Moynahan, Paul Feig, Nicholas Hytner, and the Charlatans.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'Heroes Reborn', followed by a FRESH'The Blacklist', then a FRESH'The Player'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Martin Short, Saoirse Ronan, Harry Connick Jr., and Stanley Jordan.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Daniel Craig, Regina King, Donny Deutsch, and Jon Theodore.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Michaela Watkins, Metz, and Lightning Bolt.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH'Scandal', then a FRESH'How To Get Away With Murder'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Sen. Hillary Clinton, Bob Odenkirk, and David Cross.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH'The Originals'.
Faux has a FRESH'Bones', followed by a FRESH'Sleepy Hollow'.
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'The First 48', then a FRESH'Nightwatch'.
AMC offers the movie 'Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines', followed by the movie 'Under Siege', then the movie 'On Deadly Ground'.
[6:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 5 - Gambit (Part 2)
[7:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 6 - Phantasms
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 4 - Finn McCool's
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Classic American
[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] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Unnatural Selection
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 8 - A Matter of Honor
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 2
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 3
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 4
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 5
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 6
[7:00PM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 7
[8:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 2
[9:00PM] Enemy at the Gates
[12:00AM] Enemy at the Gates
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 4
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 5
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 13 - Episode 6 (ALL TIMES EST)
2½ hours of old 'Don't Be Tardy ...', followed by a FRESH'Don't Be Tardy ...', then another FRESH'Don't Be Tardy ...', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a (F) 'Nathan For You', and 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Regina King.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Chris D'Elia, Whitney Cummings, and Ian Edwards.
FX has the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', followed by the movie 'Identity Thief', then the movie 'Identity Thief', again.
History has 2 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH'Pawn Stars', then another FRESH'Pawn Stars', 'Pawn Stars', and another 'Pawn Stars'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-CRAIG ROBINSON
[6:15AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[8:30AM] MARS ATTACKS!
[10:45AM] FUNNY FARM
[1:00PM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[3:15PM] MARS ATTACKS!
[10:00PM] BENDERS-SECRETS AND LIES
[10:30PM] GIGI DOES IT-LET'S GET SCHVITZICAL
[11:00PM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAVID KRUMHOLTZ WEARS A BLUE ZIP-UP JACKET AND GREY SNEAKERS
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE PILL
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE CAREER DAY
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-PROM NIGHT
[1:00AM] BENDERS-SECRETS AND LIES
[1:30AM] GIGI DOES IT-LET'S GET SCHVITZICAL
[2:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAVID KRUMHOLTZ WEARS A BLUE ZIP-UP JACKET AND GREY SNEAKERS
[4:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-NICK OFFERMAN
[5:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE PILL
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE CAREER DAY (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] This Is Spinal Tap
[7:45AM] Snow Dogs
[12:00PM] As Good as It Gets
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Dazzled
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Foul Play
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Attorney Client
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Patriot
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Family Values
[8:00PM] Law & Order-White Rabbit
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Competence
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Precious
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Virtue
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Scoundrels
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Guardian
[2:00AM] As Good as It Gets
[5:00AM] A Mighty Wind (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Piranha 3DD', followed by a FRESH'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH'Haven'.
On a RERUNConan (from 8/11/15) are Ice Cube, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Adam Pally, and Alabama Shakes.
Show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak with actor William Shatner after removing his "Storm trooper" helmet to reveal that he was inside the costume, onstage at the 49th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee November 4, 2015.
Photo by Harrison McClary
Egypt's pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain and were not, as archaeologists believe, tombs for pharaohs, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson (R-Screw Loose) has said.
The retired neurosurgeon seeking his party's nomination for the White House made these remarks in a 1998 address at Andrews University, a school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which he belongs, in a video posted Wednesday on Buzzfeed. The church is a conservative evangelical Christian one.
"My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said.
"Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don't think it'd just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain."
Carson added: "And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they'd have to be that way for various reasons. And various of scientists have said, 'Well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that's how, you know, it doesn't require an alien being when God is with you."
This year's Kennedy Center Honors will go on without the Eagles, the rock band that will be honoured next year because member Glenn Frey's health won't allow him to attend next month's ceremony.
The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that the Eagles' honour would be postponed by a year. According to a statement from the band, Frey "has had a recurrence of previous intestinal issues, which will require major surgery and a lengthy recovery period."
The Kennedy Center says Frey plans to attend next year's ceremony along with fellow Eagles Don Henley, Timothy Schmit and Joe Walsh.
This year's other honorees are actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas and conductor Seiji Ozawa.
While removing an old backing from a Paul Cezanne watercolor in preparation for a major auction next week, Christie's says it made an exciting discovery - a pencil drawing by the French post-impressionist artist on the reverse side of the painting.
The watercolor, "Trees Along A Road," has been in the collection of a New Orleans family since 1956.
The drawing also offers a clue to the probable date of the watercolor's execution that had previously been unclear. It looks similar in composition to an 1884 painting in the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, titled "Chestnut Trees and the farm at Jas de Bouffan," the auction house said.
The drawing depicts three rounded tree trunks in the foreground and foliage and architectural elements in the background.
Earlier this year, similar discoveries were made on the backs of two Cezanne watercolors in the collection of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. The two unfinished sketches - one graphite and the other watercolor - also were found after paper backing was removed.
Suburban Denver voters on Tuesday ousted three conservative school board members who changed the way teachers are paid and briefly considered reviewing a U.S. history curriculum to promote patriotism.
The high-profile political battle attracted a huge influx of cash from inside Jefferson County and from outside groups with an interest in what education reforms should look like.
By overwhelming margins, voters agreed to recall Ken Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk, who were elected into office in 2013 and made up the majority in the five-member board of the second-largest school district in the state. Voters also picked their replacements Tuesday, and two other school board members were also selected.
Those up for recall and the people who wanted them out of office each had the backing of heavy hitters who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars. Recall supporters included teacher unions, while Witt, Williams, and Newkirk were backed by the conservative powerhouse Americans For Prosperity.
Former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo recently sat down for a brutally honest interview, his first after completing court-ordered drug rehabilitation.
Castronovo spoke with The Statesman Journal Monday at his oldest son's home in Keizer, Oregon, with no publicist or attorney by his side.
"It's my truth, I have nothing to hide," he said. "I was a verbally abusive man. I was a physically abusive man."
He recounted details of what led up to his arrest on domestic violence charges in June. Domestic violence counselling is a component of his probation, and has taught him the 24-day methamphetamine binge leading up to his arrest is not to blame, he said.
Castronovo is serving four years of supervised probation on charges including domestic violence assault, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion. He says he emotionally, verbally and physically abused his former fiancee and will always be indebted to her for calling the police.
The heart of British-born Queen Marie of Romania was finally laid to rest on Tuesday after criss-crossing the nation for 77 years.
Encased in a small silver casket, the heart was brought to Pelisor Castle in the Carpathian Mountains and placed in the room where, in the former royal family's words, it "beat for the last time".
Marie's descendants were among those watching as the casket, draped in the British and Romanian flags, was carried out of the National History Museum in Bucharest by two soldiers, accompanied by eight officers on horseback, to the tune of both nations' anthems.
A crowd of several hundred watched as the heart of Marie, a grand-daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, was carried in a procession along the wide Calea Victoriei boulevard before being transported by car to Pelisor, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of the capital.
The wife of King Ferdinand I, who reigned from 1914 to 1927, Marie died in 1938.
Corn refiners cannot "make stuff up" and claim that high fructose corn syrup is the equivalent of sugar, an attorney for big sugar processors said in court on Wednesday.
Opening statements began in a lawsuit pitting sugar processors against major corn refiners including Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc. The billion-dollar lawsuit could shape how consumers view two bitter foes in a deteriorating U.S. sweetener market.
Several sugar refiners including global leader ASR Group sued in 2011, alleging that a corn trade group's ad campaign describing high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar" and "natural" was false. The corn refiners countersued, saying the Sugar Association falsely claimed in its newsletter that corn syrup causes obesity and cancer.
In a Los Angeles federal courtroom on Wednesday, sugar attorney W. Mark Lanier said "sugar is sugar" and corn syrup is not.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 ruled that corn syrup, used to sweeten foods including soda, could not be called sugar. The sugar growers are seeking $1.1 billion in compensatory damages over the prior advertising campaign, plus punitive damages and fees, Lanier said on Tuesday.
The corn refiners are seeking about $530 million in their countersuit.
A model poses with a pigeon's blood red ruby ring and a cushion-shaped fancy vivid blue diamond ring at Sotheby's auction house in Geneva, Switzerland November 4, 2015. The ruby, weighting 8.48 carats, is estimated to sell for US $ 6 to 9 million and the blue diamond, at 12.03 carats the biggest of its kind ever to appear at auction, is estimated to sell for US $ 35 to 55 million when auctioned during the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva on November 11.
Photo by Denis Balibouse
A gaping crack the length of six football fields that opened up in a matter of one to two weeks in northern Wyoming is likely the product of a landslide, geologists said.
A hunter looking for antelope discovered the jagged gash near Ten Sleep, a town in rural Wyoming by the Bighorn Mountains, on Oct. 1, reported 9NEWS, a local CBS channel in Wyoming. With an estimated size of 750 yards long by 50 yards across (686 meters by 46 meters), the open fracture wasn't exactly something the hunter could traverse.
A landslide is the likeliest explanation for the ragged feature, said Seth Wittke, a geologic manager with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, who said he has seen photos of the zipperlike split, but has yet to visit it in person.
It's unclear why the landslide happened when it did, but experts dismissed several explanations. Wyoming did have a particularly wet spring, but there's no evidence the extra rainfall contributed to the landslide, Wittke said.
A gaggle of geese stands in a pasture in Strem in Austria's Burgenland province, November 4, 2015. Breeder Siegfried Marth is raising some 700 geese organically for the traditional 'Martin Goose' (Martini Gansl) dinner in celebration of St. Martin each year. The feast of St. Martin of Tours (also called "Martini") marks the time when new wines are tasted, cattle are butchered and geese are at their prime. This feast is celebrated in German-speaking Europe on November 11 usually with a roast goose.
Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader
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