Ellen DeGeneres Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
The award, the highest honor for a civilian, is for "individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
"Werewolves of London" is a rock song composed by LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, and Warren Zevon and performed by Zevon. Included on Zevon's 1978 album Excitable Boy, it featured accompaniment by drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. The single was released by Asylum Records as catalog number 45472. It entered the American Top 40 charts on April 22, 1978, reaching number 21, and remained in the Top 40 for six weeks.
I saw Lon Chaney, Jr. walking with the Queen
Doing the Werewolves of London
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
And his hair was perfect
Werewolves of London!
Randall was first and correct with:
Alan J answered:
A Pina Colada.
At Trader Vic's
The drink of choice was a piņa colada.
Stephen F said:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
I saw a werewolf drinkin a pina colada at Trader Vic's
Kevin K. in Washington DC replied:
He was having a piņa colada at Trader Vic's. And his hair was perfect.
I saw Warren Zevon live in Georgetown in DC in the '90s (I think it was at The Bayou), just him solo on guitar and piano. It was fantastic.
Why, a piņa colada, of course. Aroooo, werewolves of London.
I took your advice and stayed off social media for most of the last 2 days, and watched more "Big Bang Theory" reruns than I care to admit. I feel great! Thanks for your advice.
Since it's just us and our son sharing the holiday I expect little or no controversy, just satisfying good times and conversation. I hope you and your readers the same.
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 RERUN'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'The Great Indoors', then a FRESH'Mom', followed by a FRESH'Life In Pieces', then a FRESH'Pure Genius'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 10/24/16) are Tom Hanks and Adam Conover.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 9/14/16) are Andy Samberg, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mike Yung, and Globe of Steel.
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 Kevin James, Tim Gunn, and the Weeknd.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Josh Meyers, and Hilary & Larry Meyers.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 10/3/16) are Lucy Lawless, Bob Mould, and Travis Rice.
ABC starts the night with the infomercial 'The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration', followed by a RERUN'Modern Family', then a RERUN'American Housewife'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 11/11/16) are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ken Jeong, Albert Tsai, and Banks.
The CW fills the night with old 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.
Faux has a RERUN'Rosewood', followed by a RERUN'Pitch'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a RERUN'Harry'.
A&E has 3 hours of old 'The First 48', and 'Live PD: Rap Sheet'.
AMC offers the movie 'Big Jake', followed by the movie 'The Shootist'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-The Child
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Where Silence Has Lease
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-Elementary, Dear Data
[9:00AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-The Man Trap
[10:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 2-Charlie X
[11:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Where No Man Has Gone Before
[12:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-The Naked Time
[1:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-The Enemy Within
[2:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-Mudd's Women
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-What Are Little Girls Made Of?
[5:10PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Miri
[6:20PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9-Dagger of the Mind
[7:30PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Balance of Terror
[8:40PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 28-The City on the Edge of Forever
[9:50PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 29-Operation: Annihilate!
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-Amok Time
[12:10AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 22-Space Seed
[1:20AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-The Corbomite Maneuver
[2:30AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 11-The Menagerie, Part 1
[3:40AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 12-The Menagerie, Part 2
[4:50AM] STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 13-The Conscience of the King (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has the movie 'Little Fockers', followed by the movie 'Cheaper By The Dozen'.
[6:00AM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[8:15AM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[10:30AM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[12:45PM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[3:00PM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[5:15PM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[7:30PM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[9:45PM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[12:00AM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[2:15AM] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
[4:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Ouija Board
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Joel McHale
[5:15AM] THE SHINING (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The 45-Year-Old Man
[6:35AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Birds and ... Um ... Bees
[7:10AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-I Am Curious Cooper
[7:45AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-He's No Heavy -- He's My Brother
[8:20AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Room 223
[8:55AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend
[9:30AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Cover Boy
[10:05AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Didn't You Used to Be ... Wait ... Don't Tell Me
[10:40AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary
[11:15AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-And Now, Sitting In for Ted Baxter
[11:50AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Don't Break the Chain
[12:25PM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Six-and-a-Half-Year Itch
[1:00PM] Gone With the Wind
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Snatched
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Big Bang
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Stalker
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Burden
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Damaged
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Bait
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Flight
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Agony
[1:59AM] Law & Order-Scrambled
[2:58AM] Rosemary's Baby
[5:56AM] The Andy Griffith Show-The Inspector (ALL TIMES EST)
President Barack Obama with his nephews Aaron Robinson and Austin Robinson, pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Tot, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. This is the 69th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.
Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta
A very rare handwritten poem by Jewish diarist Anne Frank was sold for 140,000 euros to an unnamed online bidder Wednesday, fetching almost three times its reserve price.
Auctioneers closed the sale after just two minutes of tense bidding at the Bubb Kuyper auction house in the western Dutch city of Haarlem.
Around 20 collectors took their seats in a sales room decorated with antique books, maps and illustrations while others bid by telephone and online.
The reserve price was set at 30,000 euros ($31,000).
Frank wrote the 12-line text, dated March 28, 1942, in a friendship book belonging to the older sister of her best friend only three months before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
A bride looks up from behind her veil during a mass marriage ceremony organized for 22 Muslim couples in Mumbai, India, Nov. 23, 2016. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs.
Photo by Rajanish Kakade
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum expressed alarm on Monday over "hateful speech" at a white nationalist meeting over the weekend, and a restaurant apologized for hosting the group after a woman tweeted a picture of herself making a Nazi salute.
The National Policy Institute, a think tank that is part of the alt-right movement that includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites, held a gathering at the federally owned Ronald Reagan Building on Saturday.
The alt-right movement came to the fore during the U.S. presidential election. President-elect Donald Trump has drawn criticism for naming Steve Bannon, former head of a website linked to the alt-right, as his chief White House strategist.
Trump's transition team issued a statement on Monday saying Trump has continued to denounce racism, CNN reported.
A video by The Atlantic taken inside the conference showed Richard Spencer, leader of the National Policy Institute, shouting, "Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!" as some of the people in attendance lifted their hands in a Nazi salute.
Alexandra Zapruder was not born when her grandfather trained his home-movie camera on President John F. Kennedy's motorcade rolling through downtown Dallas 53 years ago on Tuesday, but that 26-second film has become a difficult family legacy.
On Nov. 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder, a devoted supporter of Kennedy and his vision for America, shot a home movie on 8 mm film that became the best-known moving image of the Kennedy assassination.
"Growing up, my parents didn't talk about this because it was grandfather's wish that we approach it with discretion and respect for Kennedy," Alexandra Zapruder, 46, said in an interview.
An immigrant Russian Jew who became a successful clothing manufacturer in Dallas, Abraham Zapruder went to Dealey Plaza to film Kennedy's motorcade, his granddaughter said.
Growing up in Washington, D.C., where her father, Henry Zapruder, worked as a government attorney, Alexandra Zapruder, an author and member of the founding staff of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, knew little of the film's back story.
Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
The appeal filed Monday with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond says a federal district court erred by dismissing their challenge in September. The lower court ruled at the time that the two gay couples and an interracial couple lacked standing to sue over the law that took effect in 2015.
The couples argue that they have standing as taxpayers to challenge a law that requires spending of public money to accommodate magistrates' religious views. They say the law authorizes a magistrate to travel between jurisdictions to perform marriages - at taxpayer expense - if counterparts in another area all recuse themselves.
"It is the spending of tax dollars to elevate religion above the constitution, solely authorized by and occurring because of a legislative act, that gives Plaintiffs-Appellants standing to challenge" the law as unconstitutional, the lawsuit states.
Two of the plaintiffs are from McDowell County, where all magistrates recused themselves from performing marriages after the law was enacted.
Most Expensive Destroyer In Navy History Breaks Down
The most expensive destroyer ever built for the Navy suffered an engineering problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port.
U.S. Third Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Ryan Perry said a vice admiral directed the USS Zumwalt to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address the issues, which arose on Monday. The ship was built at Bath Iron Works in Maine and is on its way to San Diego.
USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, reported on its website that the ship was in the canal when it lost propulsion. Crew also saw water intrusion in bearings that connect electrical motors to drive shafts, the website reported.
USNI News also reported that the Zumwalt suffered minor cosmetic damage. The ship had been scheduled to arrive in San Diego by the end of the year to start the activation of its weapon system, the website reported.
The Zumwalt cost more than $4.4 billion and was commissioned last month in Maryland. It also suffered a leak in its propulsion system before it was commissioned. The leak required the ship to remain at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia longer than expected for repairs.
A museum staffer comments on the painting 'Female Nude' of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla at the exhibition 'Sorolla in Paris' at the Sorolla Museum in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 23, 2016.
Photo by David Gonzalez
There's no evidence that government employees, including investigators and judges, who swapped sexually explicit and offensive material for years through office email undermined the administration of justice, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Tuesday in releasing a new review.
The report by a private law firm and released by Attorney General Bruce Beemer flags 38 people as high-volume senders of inappropriate emails. Thirteen senders were senior government officials or judges - including two state Supreme Court justices who resigned as the scandal unfolded over the last two years.
But the review, Beemer said, found no inappropriate communication between judges and the office's employees about cases or the justice system. The vast majority of emails dredged up by the yearlong review did not include pornographic content and were sent six or more years ago, Beemer said, as he sought to put to rest questions about the fairness of Pennsylvania's justice system.
The report's author - former Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, who led a team from the Buckley Sandler law firm - did not necessarily come to that same conclusion, saying that the volume and nature of sexually explicit and offensive email communication between judges, prosecutors and others is a "significant problem."
While Gansler was given a broad charge to review inappropriate communication by the office's employees or judges, such as collusion, his report focused on pornographic or offensive material in emails.
Illegal salvagers have plundered at least six World War II shipwrecks near Indonesia for scrap metal, including the wreck of an American submarine that has now "completely vanished," according to investigators.
The damaged wrecks include three Dutch and two British warships sunk by Japanese forces after the Battle of the Java Sea in February 1942, and the American submarine USS Perch, which sank in the Java Sea in March 1942 after being damaged in an attack on Japanese destroyers.
The scale of damage to the historic shipwrecks was discovered early this month by an international team of divers and underwater survey specialists, sponsored by a Dutch naval memorial society, the Karel Doorman Fund. The fund had hoped to capture video footage of the Dutch shipwrecks in preparation for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea next year.
The Dutch wrecks were almost intact when they were rediscovered by amateur divers in 2002, but the latest expedition found only holes in the seabed where many of the wrecks once lay.
The survey team reported that the wrecks of two of the Dutch warships ? the HNLMS De Ruyter and the HNLMS Java ? appear to be missing. A large part of a third wreck ? the HNLMS Kortenaer ? is also missing.
A passerby photographs a mural showing U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) blowing marijuana smoke into the mouth of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the wall of a bar-b-que restaurant on Nov. 23, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Photo by Sean Gallup
A rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma sent hundreds of people to hospitals in Australia's second-largest city, and four deaths had been confirmed by Wednesday.
Family confirmed Clarence Leo, a nightclub bouncer and father of two, died at home early Tuesday morning after the wild thunderstorm in Melbourne on Monday night caused rain-sodden ryegrass pollen to explode and disperse over the city. The pollen caused asthma attacks in some patients who had never suffered from asthma before.
Ambulance Victoria responded to more than 1,870 cases, which was six-times the usual workload for a Monday evening, spokesman Mick Stephenson said.
Professor George Braitberg, head of the Royal Melbourne Hospital's emergency department, likened the scene in the hospital on Monday night to a war zone.
"I've been an emergency physician for about 35 years, worked in a number of hospitals, and I can say, hand on heart, that I have not seen this before," Braitberg told Ten Network television.
Thousands of inscriptions and petroglyphs dating back around 2,000 years have been discovered in the Jebel Qurma region of Jordan's Black Desert. They tell of a time when the now-desolate landscape was teeming with life.
"Nowadays, the Jebel Qurma area, and the Black Desert in general, is a highly inhospitable area, very arid and difficult to cross," said Peter Akkermans, a professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands who leads the Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project. Photos the team took of the modern-day landscape show little water, vegetation or wildlife.
The inscriptions are written in Safaitic, an alphabetic script used by people who lived in parts of Syria, Jordan and Arabia in ancient times. Research is ongoing, but the archaeologists say their finds indicate that around 2,000 years ago, Jebel Qurma had trees, wildlife and a sizable human population.
Some texts contain information on what people were doing, with a few hinting that the people who inhabited Jebel Qurma had conflicts with the Nabataeans, a people who built the ancient city of Petra. "I am on the lookout for the Nabataeans," one inscription reads.
Other inscriptions tell of the challenges and setbacks encountered by the people who lived at Jebel Qurma. "May there be strength against hunger," one inscription reads, while another was written by a man who said he was "distraught over his beloved."
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