John Sutherland: Trump's spelling error: an act of Joycean virtuosity or carelessness? (The Guardian)
The president-elect can't spell. This is the least of our Donald Trump problems, but interesting nonetheless. The explanations that come to mind are that he is one of the following: a) careless; b) dyslexic; c) illiterate; or d) showings signs of dementia.
Regarding the ominous final suggestion, symptomatic misspelling is a primary test for failing wits. The future Potus will be, at 70, the oldest president to enter the White House. The Brezhnev years beckon.
Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902 - November 5, 1977) was a Canadian-American bandleader and violinist of Italian descent.
Forming The Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor, and other musicians from his hometown, Lombardo led the group to international success, billing themselves as creating "the sweetest music this side of Heaven". The Lombardos are believed to have sold between 100 and 300 million phonograph records during their lifetimes, many featuring the band's long time lead singer, Kenny Gardner.
Randall was first and correct with:
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
Alan J said:
According to the great Wikipedia, it's Guy Lombardo.Huh. That's news to me.
Still not done with Christmas shopping/wrapping/giving. Ugh.
Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians. One of his principal vocalists, Kenny Gardner was born in my old home town, Lake View, Iowa.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
George M. responded:
Marty, the artist and group that made "The Sweetest Music This Side Of Heaven" were Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians.
It is said that when Guy Lombardo died in 1977, he took New Year's Eve with him - and I believe it's true.
Joe S said:
When I was a kid, a real little kid, I thought his name was Gylum Bardo. What does kids know?
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 RERUN'The Great Indoors', then a RERUN'Mom', followed by a RERUN'Life In Pieces', then another RERUN'Life In Pieces', followed by still another RERUN'Life In Pieces'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Will Smith and Anna Kendrick.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 12/1/16) are Queen Latifah, Morris Chestnut, Tracey Ullman, and Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello.
NBC fills the night with LIVE'Thursday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Jim Parsons, kid toy experts Evan & Jillian, and Dec 99th.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Matthew McConaughey, Mel B, Cameron Dallas, and Craig Finn.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 10/27/16) are Gretchen Mol, DJ Shadow, and Samuel Barnett.
ABC starts the night with the chestnut 'A Charlie Brown Christmas', followed by a FRESH'The Great American Baking Show'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 12/5/16) are Will Smith and Adam Perry Lang.
The CW offers a FRESH'Terry Crews Saves Christmas', followed by a RERUN'Supernatural'.
Faux has a RERUN'Hell's Kitchen', followed by another RERUN'Hell's Kitchen'.
MY recycles an old 'The X-Files', followed by another old 'The X-Files'.
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 'A Christmas Carol', followed by the movie 'Deck The Halls', then the movie 'The Goonies'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 1-The Eleventh Hour
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-The Hungry Earth-Part 1.
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 9-Cold Blood-Part 2.
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Vincent and The Doctor
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 11-The Lodger
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-The Pandorica Opens-Part 1.
[12:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Big Bang-Part 2.
[1:00PM] DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-Part 1.
[2:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Day of the Moon-Part 2.
[3:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-The Curse of the Black Spot
[4:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-The Doctor's Wife
[5:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 5-The Rebel Flesh-Part 1.
[6:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 6-The Almost People-Part 2.
[7:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-A Good Man Goes to War
[8:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Let's Kill Hitler
[9:00PM] DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
[10:20PM] DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-Part 1.
[11:40PM] DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
[1:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 9-Night Terrors
[2:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 10-The Girl Who Waited
[3:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 11-The God Complex
[4:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 12-Closing Time
[5:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 13-The Wedding of River Song (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Million Dollar Listing LA', another 'Million Dollar Listing LA', followed by a FRESH'Million Dollar Listing LA', then a FRESH'Top Chef'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', followed by the movie 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas', and 'Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special'.
The Daily Show is pre-empted.
@Midnight is pre-empted.
FX has the movie 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2', followed by the movie 'Despicable Me 2'.
History has 'Pawn Stars', another 'Pawn Stars', 'Alone', followed by a FRESH'Alone', then the FRESH'The Selection: Special Operations Experiment'.
[6:00AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Dig Me Up, Dig Me Down
[6:30AM] STAN AGAINST EVIL-Know, Know, Know Your Goat
[7:00AM] JONAH HEX
[11:15AM] SMOKIN' ACES
[1:45PM] NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
[4:30PM] THE LAST SAMURAI
[8:00PM] FULL METAL JACKET
[2:45AM] SMOKIN' ACES
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Robert Kirkman
[5:30AM] PORTLANDIA-Squiggleman (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:15AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Rhoda's Sister Gets Married
[6:51AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Lou and Edie Story
[7:27AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Hi There, Sports Fans
[8:02AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Father's Day
[8:37AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Son of `But Seriously Folks'
[9:12AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Lou's First Date
[9:47AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Love Blooms at Hemples
[10:22AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-The Dinner Party
[10:57AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Just Friends
[11:32AM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-We Want Baxter
[12:07PM] The Mary Tyler Moore Show-I Gave at the Office
[12:42PM] The Breakfast Club
[2:59PM] Law & Order-Indifference
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Mushrooms
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Intolerance
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Extended Family
[7:00PM] Law & Order-Pride and Joy
[8:00PM] Law & Order-Breeder
[9:00PM] Law & Order-Virtue
[10:00PM] Law & Order-Guardian
[11:00PM] Law & Order-Entitled
[12:00AM] Law & Order-Narcosis
[1:00AM] Law & Order-Who Let the Dogs Out
[2:00AM] Real Genius
[4:29AM] M*A*S*H-Welcome to Korea
[4:59AM] Rectify-Bob & Carol & Ted Jr & Alice (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Push', followed by the movie 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'.
On a RERUNConan (from 12/7/16) it's Conan in Berlin.
Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached with the launch of Boulder Solar 1, a 100-megawatt solar plant located just outside the city.
Las Vegas began its renewable energy project in 2008, reducing electricity usage through sustainability programs and installing solar panels on city buildings. Las Vegas will also receive power from Hoover Dam for the first time in its history, starting at the end of 2017.
The city has reduced its electricity usage by more than 30 percent due to these initiatives. Estimates place the city's yearly energy savings at approximately $5 million.
Las Vegas is now the largest U.S. city to be powered entirely by renewable energy. The second largest city, Burlington, Vermont, achieved this status in 2014.
Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor has cancelled a concert in the Philippines next February in protest at alleged extrajudicial killings during President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs.
"I don't think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand," he said on his official website, www.jamestaylor.com.
The US star, who beat back drug addiction in his youth before finding global fame with his singing and songwriting, called narcotics dependence a "scourge" and a worldwide problem which sovereign nations should address by lawful means.
"But recent reports from the Philippines of summary executions of suspected offenders without trial or judicial process are deeply concerning and unacceptable to anyone who loves the rule of law."
Taylor offered his "heartfelt apologies" to Filipino fans, saying he had been eagerly looking forward to playing for them and it saddened him to cancel the concert.
The US Navy is keeping its yeomen, boatswain's mates and masters-at-arms.
The quartermasters and legalmen will stick around too, not to mention the hospital corpsmen.
After months of withering criticism from rank and file, officials on Wednesday announced a course reversal from an earlier decision to scrap the storied tradition of calling enlisted sailors by their naval occupations.
The contentious move in September was supposed to unite sailors under a simple ranking structure to remove the baffling array of titles -- known as ratings -- and make various job names sound less gendered.
While ratings titles will remain -- at least for now -- officials stressed the Navy would forge ahead with broader modernizations to its personnel systems and make career paths more flexible.
A man blows into an animal horn as people gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire western England on the winter solstice to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016.
Photo by Ben Birchall
Seth Yonadav swaggered along a dirt path in rural Uganda, pointing toward the new synagogue where young men wearing yarmulkes lingered.
Up on a hill the synagogue stood like a crown jewel, surrounded by schools and a guest house, all owned and operated by a small community of Jewish believers in this remote hamlet founded by a single convert a century ago.
The Stern Synagogue, built largely with money donated by Americans, is a source of pride for hundreds of Ugandan Jews known locally as the Abayudaya, who have tenaciously maintained their belief despite the prejudice they have suffered over the years in this Christian-dominated country.
The community continues to pursue formal recognition from Israel, which would give it a further sense of inclusion. The Jewish Agency, a nonprofit that works closely with the Israeli government to serve Jewish communities worldwide, has recognized the Abayudaya since 2009, spokesman Avi Mayer said.
An Illinois judge has put on hold a state requirement that health care providers who oppose abortion must give information or referrals to patients seeking the procedure.
Winnebago County Judge Eugene Doherty granted an injunction Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by medical providers who oppose abortion, saying they "raised a fair question as to whether their right to be free from government compelled speech is violated." The injunction stands until the case is decided or there's a further court order. Doherty has said he anticipates the case would be appealed regardless of how he ruled.
The group filed the lawsuit against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Profession Regulation in August after a state law was amended in July to include the new requirements. The amended law was slated to take effect on Jan. 1.
The medical providers asked Doherty to prevent the state from penalizing doctors and medical staff who cite objection to abortion as the reason for not providing such information or referrals.
The group's attorney, Matt Bowman, commended the judge's ruling and called it a "victory for free speech and the freedom of conscience." Bowman has noted that the punishment for not providing information about abortion can result in a fine of $10,000 or revocation of a health care provider's medical license. He said such punishment "chills our speech."
A woman walks away from a monument commemorating the anti-communist resistance in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, after a memorial ceremony for the victims of the 1989 uprising. The anti-communist uprising, which left more than one thousand people dead and ended the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was executed, started in the western Romanian town of Timisoara on Dec. 16, 1989 and in Bucharest, Romania's capital on Dec. 21, 1989.
Photo by Vadim Ghirda
Are police officers more likely to shoot an African-American man than a white one?
A new analysis of death certificates calculates that black males were almost three times more likely than whites to die at the hands of U.S. police, but the study fails to fill gaping holes in national law-enforcement reports about deadly use of force.
"We're really good at counting all sorts of things, but not when police departments kill citizens," epidemiologist Cassandra Crifasi said in a phone interview.
The problem is that the federal government bases its count of police killings on data provided voluntarily by police departments, which in the past has "resulted in a significant underestimate of the number of annual arrest-related deaths," according to a report this month from the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice.
In the current study, Dr. James Buehler of Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia turned to death-certificate data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Donald Trump (R-Grifter) fired up campaign crowds with a promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington corruption. But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Philanderer) says the president-elect has soured on that populist rallying cry now that he has won the White House.
"I'm told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore," Gingrich, one of Trump's most high-profile boosters, told NPR in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.
"I'd written what I thought was a very cute tweet about 'the alligators are complaining'… and somebody [from Trump's team] wrote back and said they were tired of hearing this stuff," said the former lawmaker, whose conduct in the late 1990s earned him a historic bipartisan reprimand.
Trump used the refrain throughout October, and has reprised it at every stop on his "Thank You" tour. His critics have taken to repurposing it to attack the president-elect's choices of prominent bankers for his Cabinet, arguing that he is not draining the swamp so much as bringing in different alligators.
Visitors and revellers react amongst the prehistoric stones of the Stonehenge monument at dawn on Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, near Amesbury in south west Britain on Dec. 21, 2016.
Photo by Toby Melville
A slumbering Campi Flegrei volcano under the Italian city of Naples shows signs of "reawakening" and may be nearing a critical pressure point, according to a study published Tuesday.
Italian and French scientists have for the first time identified a threshold beyond which rising magma under the Earth's surface could trigger the release of fluids and gases at a 10-fold increased rate.
This would cause the injection of high-temperature steam into surrounding rocks, said lead author Giovanni Chiodini, a researcher at Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Bologna.
It is not possible at this time to say when -- or if -- the volcano will erupt anew, he said.
Since 2005, Campi Flegrei has been undergoing what scientists call "uplift", causing Italian authorities to raise the alert level in 2012 from green to yellow, signalling the need for active scientific monitoring.
You might have heard of the jet streams in Earth's atmosphere. These fast-moving bands of winds are found in the upper levels of the atmosphere and are created due to Earth's rotation, and its air being warmed up by solar radiation.
It turns out our planet has another jet stream, and this one is located far, far below its surface.
In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team of scientists describe the discovery of a jet stream in Earth's molten iron core. The presence of this jet stream, which is circling the Northern Hemisphere westward at over 25 miles per year, was inferred through changes detected in the Earth's magnetic field by the European Space Agency's Swarm satellites.
Our planet's magnetic field is generated by molten iron swirling around in the planet's outer core around a smaller, solid core - a process that creates a self-sustaining geomagnetic dynamo. The motion of liquid iron in the outer core is itself driven by the continuous loss of heat from the inner core.
So, tracking changes in the magnetic field can reveal how the superheated, swirling mass of molten iron in the outer core behaves. This is where the trio of Swarm satellites, launched in 2013, plays a crucial role.
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