Roger Ebert: SAMURAI REBELLION (A Great Movie)
The tension in "Samurai Rebellion" is generated by deep passions imprisoned within a rigid social order. The words and movements of the characters are dictated to the smallest detail by the codes of the time, but their emotions defy the codes. They move formally; their costumes denote their rank and function; they bow to authority, accept their places without question, and maintain ceremonial distances from one another. The story involves a marriage of true love, but the husband and wife are never seen to touch each other.
Roger Ebert: Harakiri (A Great Movie)
Samurai films, like westerns, need not be familiar genre stories. They can expand to contain stories of ethical challenges and human tragedy. "Harakiri," one of the best of them, is about an older wandering samurai who takes his time to create an unanswerable dilemma for the elder of a powerful clan. By playing strictly within the rules of Bushido Code which governs the conduct of all samurai, he lures the powerful leader into a situation where sheer naked logic leaves him humiliated before his retainers.
Carolyn Burke: 6 Insane Ways Companies Screw Over Their Employees (Cracked)
Traditionally, when a company finds a bad apple in the employee bushel, that apple will return from a long lunch to find all of its shit in a cardboard box. But that's not always the solution (and severance packages are spendy), and companies love finding new cruel and unusual methods of correcting employee behavior. For example …
Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, (May 29, 1903 - July 27, 2003), was an Americancomedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies also starringBing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards 19 times (more than any other host), he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books. The song "Thanks for the Memory" is widely regarded as Hope's signature tune.
Hope had a brief career as a boxer in 1919 fighting under the name Packy East. He had three wins and one loss, and participated in a few staged charity bouts later in life.
Randall was first and correct with:
That would be
The guy who went on the road with Bing and Dorothy. Old Ski Nose, Bob Hope.
Alan J said:
Bob Hope, who did some strange things in his vaudeville career-but George Burns easily out-stranged him in vaudeville. So did Fred Allen.
Bob Hope- huh, so who would have thought ...
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
I never heard of Packy East, but if I had to name a British-born American
comedian, vaudevillian, and actor, I'd guess Bob Hope.
I have no hope of getting this right.
John I from Hawai`i says,
Lois Of The Old Jokes answered:
Didn't have to look that one up. Everybody knows it was Bob Hope. But not everyone knows about his secret love child with a famous celebrity.
Drifting off Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
Bob Hope…What a man…had the best joke writers that money buy…Worth about 150 million when he died at 100…he did a benefit in 1989 after the Loma Prieta quake…Outside of that, he was a Right-Wing Crypto-Nazi…Fuckem!!! And that's some fine company you kept, Bob!
DJ Useo said:
Hmmm, is it Daniel Stumpershaw? Willy Plackerburg? The Astounding Pavel? I give up!
Bob Hope ~ Had a brief boxing career (in 1919) under the name Packy East. His best result was making it to the finals of the Ohio novice championship in 1919.
Joe S took the day off.
Deborah is offline.
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.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'The Price Is Right Primetime Special', followed by a FRESH'Person Of Interest', then another FRESH'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Sean Hayes, Brooklyn Decker, and Lewis Black.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.
NBC fills the night with FRESH'The Voice'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Tyler Perry, Dave Franco, and Harland Williams.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Emilia Clarke, Geoff Johns, and Tim Alexander.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are W. Kamau Bell, Elliphant, and James Wan.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a FRESH'The Real O'Neals', then a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Colin Farrell, Brad Paisley, and Demi Lovato.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'Containment'.
Faux has a FRESH'Hotel Hell', followed by a FRESH'Coupled'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 3 hours of old 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars', then a FRESH'Storage Wars: Barry's Best Buys'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Italian Job', followed by the movie 'Ocean's Eleven', then a FRESH'The Night Manager'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 22 - Episode 7
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 9 - Episode 4
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 9 - Episode 5
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 5-Burger Kitchen, Part 1
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 6-Burger Kitchen, Part 2
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 20-The Chase
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 21-Frame of Mind
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 22-Suspicions
[2:00PM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-The Last Frontier
[3:00PM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-On Thin Ice
[4:00PM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-An Epic Journey
[5:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[6:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[7:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 3
[8:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 4
[9:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 5
[10:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 1
[11:00PM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 2
[12:00AM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 5
[1:00AM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 3
[2:00AM] WEIRD WONDERS - SEASON 1 - Episode 4
[3:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 6-The Last Frontier
[4:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 7-On Thin Ice
[5:00AM] PLANET EARTH: FROZEN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-An Epic Journey (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Below Deck Mediterranean', another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck Mediterranean', and another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
FX has the movie 'X-Men: The Last Stand', followed by the movie 'Thor', then the movie 'Thor', again.
History has 1½ 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH'Top Gear', followed by a FRESH'Car Hunters', then another FRESH'Car Hunters'.
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-'Til the Next Goodbye
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Bohemian Rhapsody
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Somebody to Love
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-You're My Best Friend
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Misfire
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Long Away
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Fun It
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Good Company
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who Needs You
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-'Til the Next Goodbye
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Bohemian Rhapsody
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Somebody to Love
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-You're My Best Friend
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Misfire
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Long Away
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Fun It
[5:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Good Company (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Make-up
[6:15AM] Born on the Fourth of July
[12:00PM] Three Kings
[2:30PM] Patriot Games
[5:00PM] U.S. Marshals
[8:00PM] What Women Want
[11:00PM] The Adjustment Bureau
[1:30AM] Man on a Ledge
[4:00AM] The Final Cut (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' (1984), followed by the movie 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' (2010).
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Samantha Bee, Eugene & Dan Levy, and Nothing But Thieves.
From Walt Disney's hand-signed Mickey Mouse doll to his animator's desk and chairs, a trove of the late animation entrepreneur's memorabilia will go up for auction next month and offers a glimpse into the origins of the "mouse house."
The "Collecting Disney" auction, held by Van Eaton Galleries on June 18 in Los Angeles, will offer more than 700 lots from the Disney archives, expected to fetch between $2 million and $3 million.
Among the items on sale, which are coming from the collections of private owners, is one of the first dolls ever made of the anthropomorphic Mickey Mouse, one foot signed by Disney and given as a gift to a woman, estimated to fetch between $50,000 and $70,000, said gallery owner Mike Van Eaton.
"This particular doll was given to woman that he drove an ambulance with in 1917 in World War One. A lifelong friend of his, he gave her one of his most cherished possessions and he signed it on the bottom in French dedicated to her," Van Eaton said.
A set of furniture from Disney's office, designed by Kem Weber, is estimated to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000, while an original score of the first ever song written about Mickey Mouse is expected to fetch between $15,000 and $20,000.
For a few years, Chinese scholars had suspected that a group of people in ancient China were brewing beer before it was cool. But there was no direct evidence of this ancient boozing.
A new study of ancient pottery unearthed at an archaeological site in the Central Plains of northern China in what's now known as the cradle of Chinese civilization, hints at a 5,000-year-old beer recipe.
But that's not all. The finding also could rewrite the history of a key grain in the ancient civilization.
The researchers also found traces of barley, 1,000 years earlier than previous evidence had suggested the grain was introduced to China as an agricultural staple.
The former "Desperate Housewives" actress wed businessman Jose Antonio "Pepe" Baston in Mexico over the weekend.
The actress announced the news by sharing a photo of her and her husband's wedding rings on Instagram.
Wedding guests included Ricky Martin with his partner, Carlos Abella, Victoria Beckham and her husband David Beckham along with Mario Lopez and Melanie Griffith, according to photos posted to social media.
Photos posted by Telemundo's "Al Rojo Vivo," show Longoria, 41, and Baston, 47, tying the knot in a private ceremony held in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
Nancy Kidwell is a modern-day pioneer of the American desert, a rough-riding frontierswoman who built an entire town amid the lonely Yucca trees and sturdy sagebrush, where nothing existed before.
A half-century ago, Kidwell and first husband Slim turned a triangle-shaped gravel airstrip abandoned by the US military into a thriving community that featured a casino, store, camper van park, motel, bar and restaurant that drew high-desert wanderers from thousands of miles around.
Many travelers landed in private planes to frequent this gambling state's first-ever fly-in gaming emporium, that once advertised "seven hours of fun" where one-armed bandit aficionados could touch down in the late afternoon and taxi out that same night.
Now it's all up for sale -- a couple's dreamscape of 350 hardy residents, carved from hardscrabble land an hour south of Las Vegas, where Nevada's narrow southern tip comes within 10 miles of both California and Arizona.
One of the stars of the reality TV show "Pawn Stars" told a judge on Monday he's taking a plea deal that would spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.
Austin Lee Russell, who is known as "Chumlee" to television viewers, said he'll plead guilty to a felony weapon charge and a misdemeanor attempted drug possession count in an agreement that will get him counseling and three years' probation.
If he stays out of trouble until 2019, the felony charge would be dismissed and Russell would be left with only a misdemeanor conviction on his record.
If he doesn't, he'll face two to five years in state prison on the weapon possession charge.
Writer, director and producer Alex Gibney poses with the award for the documentary film "Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief" at the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani in New York, May 21, 2016.
Photo by Evan Agostini
The chairman and chief executive of media giant Viacom challenged on Monday the attempt to oust him from elderly billionaire Sumner Redstone's family trust, which controls both Viacom and CBS Corp.
Philippe Dauman, the Viacom chief, and board member George Abrams, filed a court complaint alleging that Redstone's daughter Shari is abusing her power to seize control of the $40 billion media empire against her father's wishes.
But Redstone's lawyers say the colorful 92-year-old tycoon made the decisions himself, and blasted the two for suggesting he was not mentally competent to handle his own affairs.
The lawyers countered Monday by asking a separate court to endorse the removal of Dauman and Abrams.
The moves follow a chain of events that began when Shari Redstone won oversight over her father's health care early this month after a court battle with his ex-girlfriend.
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that Virginia's Republican-led legislature unlawfully considered race when drawing U.S. congressional districts by packing black voters into one in a move opponents said diluted black electoral clout.
The case focused on the composition of a majority-black U.S. House of Representatives district, stretching from Richmond to Norfolk, held by the only black member of Virginia's congressional delegation, Democrat Bobby Scott.
The justices ruled 8-0 against a group of current and former Republican U.S. House members who challenged a June 2015 lower court ruling that invalidated the district's boundaries after several voters who lived there filed suit in 2013.
Virginia's Democratic attorney general decided not to appeal the 2015 ruling, but the Republican lawmakers took up the case. The Supreme Court on Monday found that those lawmakers lacked legal standing to bring the case in part because they could not show they were harmed by the lower court decision.
The voters who sued in 2013 said Scott's district was racially "gerrymandered" by state legislators in 2012 to cram black voters into it and reduce black influence in neighboring districts in violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law.
A veteran holds his sign close to the sidewalk outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan Monday, May 23, 2016, in New York, where he joined other veterans in an anti-Trump protest. The veterans called on Republican presidential Donald Trump to apologize for failing to fulfill his long-held promise to donate $6 million to veterans' charity organizations. They claim the Republican presidential candidate only donated 75% of the amount he promised to them.
Photo by Kathy Willens
General Electric Co. said Monday it made a series of deals with Saudi Arabia worth more than $1.4 billion as part of the kingdom's ambitious plan to wean itself off crude oil.
GE said $1 billion worth of projects would be implemented by 2017 with the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Co., which was formed in 2014 by royal order to boost the country's manufacturing industry. GE said its agreement with the organization would see it help develop industry and manufacturing in the kingdom, as well as create jobs for Saudi youth.
Another $400 million would go toward building a forging and casting manufacturing facility for the marine and energy industry in the kingdom, with hopes of it being operational by 2020 and providing over 2,000 jobs, GE said. In the future, there's a possibility of another $2 billion in projects coming after 2017, the company said.
Other projects, which GE did not offer monetary values for, include boosting the local aviation repair industry, offering digital services to factories, working on manufacturing LED lights in the kingdom and training young men and women.
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