Garrison Keillor: The braggart with the ducktail who would be president (Chicago Tribune)
After the worst mass shooting in modern American history on Sunday, 50 persons dead in Orlando, the bodies still being carted from the building, the faces of horror-stricken cops and EMTs on TV, the gentleman issued a statement on Twitter thanking his followers for their congratulations, that the tragedy showed that he had been "right" in calling for America to get "tough."
Garrison Keillor on the value of being sweet (The Tennessean)
The TSA lady at Nashville airport said, "Thank you, sweetheart" as she handed back my ticket and driver's license - which sort of amazed me. Up north where I'm from, a woman would not say that to a strange man unless at gunpoint, and then only reluctantly. It made me feel good. It is very seldom that a federal officer expresses affection to me. I'm sure the TSA did not train her to do that, but her upbringing won out over indoctrination. Her mother told her to Be Sweet and she was.
Chrysophobia (from Greek chrysos, "golden yellow") is fear of the color orange. This fear often come about due to negative experiences involving the color orange, such as spilling orange juice onto their laptop. Sufferers would avoid seeing things that are orange, otherwise they may panic. Most chrysophobics would avoid being exposed to artificial lighting, so they tend to sleep the whole time when sun is down, while avoiding looking at the setting or rising sun.
Chrysophobia affects approximately 250,000 Americans.
Randall was first and correct with:
Accordion to one source, chrysophobia is the fear of the color orange
Alan J wrote:
Fear of the color Orange.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
fear of the color orange
Fear of the color orange... (Yeah, I had to look it up)
So, Cleveland wins the NBA Championship after being down 1-3. No other NBA team has ever done that... I guess that makes Golden State the greatest NBA 'Choke' Champion of all time then, eh? Coming off a NBA record-setting regular season record (73-9) and then going up 3-1 only to lose 3 straight on their way to infamy? (lastly upon their own court, no less, to much laughter, ha-ha) Oh, yeah... The Golden State Choke-Meisters... Squirm, Warrior fan(s)... Squirm - writhe in your torment (and you know who you are...)
The fear of the color Orange.
Until Trump, I would have though sufferers were just being silly...
fear of the color orange
Belated Happy Father's Day to all the dads. I don't know how I missed yesterday's TQ, but as I never watched that show I wouldn't have known the answer anyway.
So, chrysophobia is the fear of the color orange. Who would even think that was a thing?
Ugh, Monday. I want another day off.
Dale of Heating up Diamond Springs, Norcali replied:
An aversion to gold is chrysophobia according to the Wiktionary.
Now that California is the sixth largest economy on the planet, methinks it's time for my Cali to secede from the union. Just a brain fart…just fed up with all the greed and avarice…notice how I haven't delved into my flavorful saltiness yet…
Lois Of The Spectrum answered:
Fear nothing but fear
A wise man once advised us
Let's open a beer
In defense of those who suffer from Chrysophobia, Orange IS a scary color!
And now to atone for my disrespect to our President-Apparent, here is a tribute to the Evil Orange One, compared to whom, all else is Purity and Light, for THAT is his purpose!
Chrysophobia ~ An aversion to the color gold (from Greek chrysos, "golden yellow") .
You are far from being anti hillary (of course some anti-hillary stuff will sneak thru if it's funny)
but you do have a liberal bias. (heaven forbid) a liberal who is not beholdin to the right wing media has a forum that they cannot control..
but if it helps here is a hillary meme
My sympathy on your ant invasion! Sometimes I swear my house has been built in the middle of an ant colony.
I read recently that lemon keeps ants away, and since I'm always looking for repellents that won't poison my cat, I ordered some lemon oil to try for the next incursion. While waiting for Amazon to deliver the lemon oil, I found that my wet wipes have some lemon oil or scent on them. I put a wet wipe in each corner of the`window where ants seem to appear or use to send out a scouting party. I haven't seen an ant since! It may be coincidence, but I'm happy the ants don't seem interested in me for now.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
I'm quite partial to Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap, and discovered ants don't like it, so
I keep a spray bottle with some liquid Dr. Bronner's and a couple of the left over shards of the bar soap mixed in water.
It kills them on contact, but it's only effective when wet, so today I'm finally gonna break down and
buy something chemical and nasty.
Little bastids made me re-wash the dinner dishes, so it's now war!
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 RERUN'NCIS', followed by a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Aubrey Plaza, Hugh Dancy, and Andrew Zimmern.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are David Duchovny and Jeff Bridges.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH'Maya & Marty'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben Simmons, and Kevin Delaney.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Anna Kendrick, Alexander Skarsgard, Giada De Laurentiis, and Ray Luzier.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/24/16) are W. Kamau Bell, Elliphant, and James Wan.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'The Middle', followed by a RERUN'black-ish', then a FRESH'Uncle Buck', followed by a FRESH'To Tell The Truth'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Liev Schreiber, Carla Gugino, and the Head and the Heart.
The CW offers a RERUN'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 the movie 'Walking Tall', followed by the movie 'Saving Private Ryan'.
AMC offers the movie 'Mr. Deeds', followed by the movie 'Happy Gilmore', then a FRESH'Feed The Beast'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 6
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 18 - Episode 7
[8:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 19 - Episode 1
[9:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 1-Blackberry's
[10:00AM] RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 2-Leone's
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 25-Conspiracy
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 26-The Neutral Zone
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-The Child
[2:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Bear Eats
[3:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-South Dakota
[4:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-Alabama
[5:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-Bear's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 1
[6:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-Bear's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 2
[7:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Big Sky Country
[8:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-China
[9:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-Guatemala
[10:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 12-Canadian Rockies
[11:00PM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 11-Urban Survivor
[12:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 7-Bear Eats
[1:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-South Dakota
[2:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-Alabama
[3:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 11-Bear's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 1
[4:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 12-Bear's Ultimate Survival Guide, Part 2
[5:00AM] MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Big Sky Country (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has 'Below Deck: Mediterranean', another 'Below Deck: Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck: Mediterranean', and another "Below Deck: Mediterranean'.
FX has the movie 'The Wolf Of Wall Street', followed by the movie '2012'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Top Gear', 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Car Hunters', and another FRESH'Car Hunters'.
[6:00AM] MARON-Sobriety Bush
[7:00AM] MARON-Dave's TV Show
[7:30AM] CONAN THE BARBARIAN
[10:00AM] CONAN THE BARBARIAN
[12:45PM] CONAN THE DESTROYER
[3:00PM] BATMAN BEGINS
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Roller Disco
[7:00PM] HAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Panties
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Fever
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Bags Hyde
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Christmas Rager
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Ice Shack
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More?
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Gets the Girl
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Dine and Dash
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Roller Disco
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Panties
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Fever
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Bags Hyde
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Christmas Rager
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Ice Shack
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More?
[3:00AM] CONAN THE BARBARIAN
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Maya Rudolph (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Holiday Feasts
[6:15AM] Love Actually
[9:15AM] Groundhog Day
[11:45AM] Grosse Pointe Blank
[9:00PM] Training Day
[11:30PM] Three Kings
[2:00AM] The Professional
[4:30AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Drama Showrunners
[5:30AM] The Writers' Room-Dexter (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Tremors 5: Bloodlines', followed by the movie 'The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Tucker, and Goo Goo Dolls.
Maya & Marty is putting together a very special performance in the wake of the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., that left 50 dead.
Tuesday's episode of the NBC variety show starring Maya Rudolph and Marty Short will feature the first live performance of the new take on "What the World Needs Now Is Love," the song recently recorded by dozens of Broadway stars to benefit the LGBT community in Orlando.
Not long after the shooting, 60 Broadway actors and actresses gathered to record a special updated version of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David tune as part of a new "Broadway for Orlando" initiative. All proceeds from the song and video, which are currently available on BroadwayRecords.com and will soon be released on iTunes, will go to the LGBT Center of Central Florida.
Those scheduled to perform the song Tuesday include Tituss Burgess, Victor Garber, Ana Gasteyer, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty and BD Wong, among many others.
Honoree, talk show host Seth Meyers and his wife Alexi Meyers attend the Museum of the Moving Image's 2016 Industry Tribute at the St. Regis Hotel on Monday, June 20, 2016, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife after it was found seemingly abandoned at an auction stable in Pennsylvania has died at their New Jersey farm.
The white mare named Lily was euthanized Sunday after falling and breaking a bone in its neck at their Middletown farm, Tracey Stewart said.
"When we knew there was nothing more we could do for her we covered her in kisses and kind words and said our goodbyes," Stewart said in a statement. "Our hearts are aching we had so many more fun plans for her. She was beyond special and beyond loved."
The Stewarts adopted the horse last month after it was found in March at an auction stable in New Holland, Pennsylvania. Police said she was covered in paint and was extremely sore to the touch. The abused-horse tale soon became a cause celebre, but the animal's previous owner said the story relayed by the Lancaster County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that it was shot by paintballs was wrong.
An auction house is expecting a lock of David Bowie's hair to fetch more than $4,000 this weekend.
Heritage Auctions says Bowie's hair will go on the block Saturday as part of an auction in Beverly Hills, California.
Heritage says the lock comes from a former employee at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. She snipped some of Bowie's hair in the 1980s to create a wig for a wax figure of the singer. Heritage says she kept it as a souvenir.
In this undated photo provided by Greenpeace Spain, Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performs one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean.
Photo by Pedro Armestre
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into the sea.
And the world's top marine scientists are still struggling in the face of global warming and decades of devastating reef destruction to find the political and financial wherewithal to tackle the loss of these globally important ecosystems.
"What we have to do is to really translate the urgency," said Ruth Gates, president of the International Society for Reef Studies and director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
Gates, who helped organize a conference this week for more than 2,000 international reef scientists, policymakers and others, said the scientific community needs to make it clear how "intimately reef health is intertwined with human health."
The International Coral Reef Symposium convenes Monday to try to create a more unified conservation plan for coral reefs. She said researchers have to find a way to implement large scale solutions with the help of governments.
Former U.S. House Dennis Hastert (R-Serial Pervert) must report to a federal prison in southeastern Minnesota this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case, one that revealed the 74-year-old sexually abused at least four boys decades ago when he coached wrestling at a suburban Chicago high school.
When he enters the prison gates, which he must do by Wednesday afternoon, the nation's longest-serving GOP speaker who for eight years was second in the line of succession to the presidency will be known to prison guards as Inmate No. 47991-424.
U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin recommended this facility for the ailing Hastert during sentencing on April 27, though the Federal Bureau of Prisons made the final decision. Hastert's attorney, Thomas Green, confirmed it was the Rochester facility in an email.
When he arrives, he'll be subject to the same protocol as other new inmates, which includes a full-body strip search for contraband. Hastert will also trade in his street clothes for prison garb and be subject to psychological and social screening, according to an inmate-orientation guide.
Under federal law, Hastert must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, or about a year. Once released, he will have two years' supervised release. He would also have to undergo sex-offender treatment meant to reduce the danger sex offenders pose. A likely lie-detector test would seek to determine how many times Hastert sexually abused kids and over what time period.
US actor Jared Leto leaves at the end of the Gucci men's Spring-Summer 2016-2017 collection show, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 20, 2016.
Photo by Colleen Barry
A federal judge in Mississippi has allowed to stand a new state law that permits people to deny wedding services to same-sex couples based on religious objections.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves argued in his four-page order that since none of the lawsuit's plaintiffs would be harmed by the law in the immediate future, a preliminary injunction would be inappropriate.
"Here, none of the plaintiffs are at imminent risk of injury," Reeves wrote.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi said the measure, set to take effect on July 1, unconstitutionally discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The ACLU is suing on behalf of state residents Nykolas Alford and Stephen Thomas, a gay couple engaged to be married within the next three years, arguing the law violates their 14th Amendment rights. The ACLU is also suing on behalf of at least one of its members, who plans to marry a same-sex partner next year, the order said.
Viacom Inc controlling stockholder Sumner Redstone called it "offensive and untrue" to suggest that he was unduly influenced by his daughter to remove Viacom Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman from a trust overseeing his shares, according to a court filing.
Redstone submitted to a Massachusetts court an affidavit made under oath on Monday in an effort to move litigation over his decisions to a California court from Massachusetts.
The 93-year-old media mogul, who has trouble speaking and needs around-the-clock care, last month removed Dauman and board member George Abrams from the seven-person trust that will control Redstone's majority ownership of media companies Viacom and CBS Corp when he dies or is deemed incapacitated.
Dauman and Abrams shot back with their own Massachusetts lawsuit contesting their removal from the trust and from the board of National Amusements Inc, Redstone's privately held movie theatre company through which he owns 80 percent of the voting shares of CBS and Viacom. In their suit, they claimed that Redstone is not mentally competent and has been manipulated by his daughter.
In a statement, Dauman said the court filing from Redstone's attorneys "represent continued efforts to avoid a fair inquiry into Sumner's well-being."
Trousers with leather pockets worn by Adolf Hitler and a brass container that held the cyanide used by a top deputy to commit suicide were among a trove of Nazi memorabilia sold for hundreds of thousands of euros at an auction in Germany.
The sale of items from a collection of an American medical officer who attended to the needs of defendants at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials was condemned by Germany's Jewish community as "scandalous" and "disgusting". The auctioneer did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
German media said one Argentine bidder spent over 600,000 euros ($681,060) alone at Hermann Historica's weekend auction in Munich, snapping up Hitler's trousers and military jacket, and an aviator watch that belonged to Hermann Goering, the beefy Nazi air force commander, among other things.
The trousers sold for 62,000 euros, the jacket - made from "finely-woven field-grey cloth" - went for 275,000 euros, the watch for 42,000 euros and some silk underwear owned by Goering for 3,000 euros, according to mass-circulation daily Bild.
Other items under the hammer included the brass container for the hydrogen cyanide phial that Goering swallowed while awaiting trial in Nuremberg in 1946, which fetched 26,000 euros, and Hitler's medical X-rays after a failed assassination attempt in July 1944, Hermann Historica said on its website.
Actor Jeff Garlin, left, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and actor Ashton Kutcher attend the Museum of the Moving Image's 2016 Industry Tribute at the St. Regis Hotel on Monday, June 20, 2016 in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
China has built the world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey said Monday, the first time the country has taken the top spot without using US technology.
The Sunway TaihuLight machine is twice as fast as the previous number one, which was built in China with chips from US firm Intel, the Top500 survey of supercomputers said on its website www.top500.org.
China also has more top-ranked supercomputers than the US for the first time since the survey began, with 167 compared to 165.
Located at China's national supercomputer centre in the eastern city of Wuxi, the Sunway TaihuLight will be used for climate modelling and life science research.
Its performance ends "speculation that China would have to rely on Western technology to compete effectively in the upper echelons of supercomputing," the survey's website said.
Buaku Japanese masks from traditional Kyogen comic theatre are seen during a press visit of the exhibition "Jacques Chirac ou le dialogue des cultures" at the Musee du quai Branly in Paris, France, June 20, 2016. This major exhibition is devoted to former French President Chirac, the Quai Branly Museum founder, who was passionate about non-European arts and different civilizations.
Photo by Jacky Naegelen
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