BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 19 July, 2016


19 July, 2016

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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: Both Sides Now? (NY Times Column)
Many in the news media feel the need to set up a false equivalence between a candidate who lies repeatedly and his opponent.

Andrew Tobias: Testing Your Vocabulary; Saving Your Democracy; Interferepence
Mike Pence is deeply religious. Wonderful. Nothing in the Democratic platform platform would interfere with his right to live as he wants. But his agenda deeply interferes with women's lives - he would not allow them to control their own bodies - and deeply interferes with my own. He would deny my right to full equality. He would forbid my marrying the person I love. He even favored diverting money from HIV/AIDS prevention in order to fund "conversion therapy." Better, in his view, to try to change people's sexual orientation* than try to prevent the spread of AIDS. Welcome to the Republican ticket.

Online English Vocabulary Size Test
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Michelle Hanson: It's marvellous that summer's here, but am I too old to sunbathe? (The Guardian)
I'm a melting slug in this heat, what with the itchy, pink blotches and fatigue. Perhaps it's best to stay indoors.

Lindy West: I am a new woman now. I am a Pokémon Go genius (The Guardian)
I get parents' frustration about kids always being on their phones … but I now own 13 worms and parrots that I tracked down and tamed with my bare thumbs.

David Sax: "At your next concert: stop filming, start listening" (The Guardian)
Musicians and Silicon Valley are calling time on bad mobile phone etiquette. A richer engagement with memory might be the result.

Bridie Jabour: "Taylor Swift's 'downfall': what the online celebrations really say" (The Guardian)
Gleeful celebrations of singer supposedly being brought low by video released by Kim Kardashian West speak volumes about attitudes to successful women.

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Trivia Question of the Day

What rare metal has the highest melting point of all the elements?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the Dog Days of Summer last for how many days?

       40 Days                                                      Source

The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional period of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. These are the days of the year with the least rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
   The Dog Days of summer last for 40 days, from 20 days before to 20 days after Sirius aligns with the sun: from July 3 to August 11. The 'Dog Days' are the hottest days of summer.

Alan J said:
   July 30th thru August 11th.

Adam answered:
   40 days from 3 jul to 11 aug. Around here I would shift that forward one month- after all, this past weekend alone has been quite moderate for a Valley summer.

Deborah replied:
   The Dog Days of Summer, according to the Farmer's Almanac (which reminds me of Armegnac, Cognac's rustic brother) last for 40 days, from July 3 to August 11.
  That is all.

Marian responded:
   July 3rd to August 11th

MAM   wrote:
   40 days ~ The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional period of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.

mj took the day off.

Dale of Hot Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

DJ Useo took the day off.

BttbBob   has returned to a semi-retired basis.

  July 19 Birthdays - Celebrities Born July 19 | Famous Birthdays

Jim from CA, retired to ID, is on vacation.

Joe S     took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

Sally has retired.




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Michelle in AZ

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Republicans Want Federal Lands Returned to States So It Can Be Exploited by Industry

Uttar Pradesh In India Planted Almost 50 Million Trees In Just 24 Hours

Shenandoah: The hemlock's last stand -

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We Subsidize Crops We Should Eat Less Of, Does This Fatten Us Up? : The Salt : NPR

71 arrested in Utah human trafficking sting: District AG to traffickers: 'We WILL find you'

From Sand Creek to Dallas, and from brutality to grace

Donald Trump-Mike Pence Interview on '60 Minutes': 6 Awkward Moments

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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

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.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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Last Night

Picked the first figs of the season.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night on the East Coast with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Zoo', then FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
CBS begins the night on the left coast early with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a RERUN 'NCIS', then a FRESH 'Zoo', and pads with local crap.
Scheduled on a Stephen Colbert are Keegan-Michael Key, Kathryn Hahn, and Jenny Lewis & NAF.
Scheduled on a James Corden, OBE, are Julia Stiles, Zoe Saldana, Paul Feig, and Lewis Del Mar.

NBC starts the night on the East Coast with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
NBC starts the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', followed by a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', then a RERUN 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a Jimmy Fallon are Idris Elba, Heidi Klum, and Lukas Graham.
Scheduled on a Seth Meyers are Michael Strahan, Rami Malek, Alessia Cara, and Atom Willard.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/2/16) are Tom Cavanagh, Nothing But Thieves, and Kristen Gutoskie.

ABC opens the night on the East Coast with a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'Fresh Off The Boat', then another RERUN 'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a RERUN 'The Real O'Neals', then FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland'.
ABC opens the night early on the left coast with FRESH 'Crap From Cleveland', then a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'Fresh Off The Boat', then another RERUN 'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a RERUN 'The Real O'Neals', then pads with local crap.
Scheduled on a Jimmy Kimmel are Kristen Bell, Dave Franco, and Domo Genesis featuring Anderson Paak.

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 all old 'Born This Way' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'GoodFellas', followed by a FRESH 'Feed The Beast'.

BBC  -   
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Future Imperfect
 [2:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Oceans - Into the Blue
 [3:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze
 [4:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Jungles - People of the Trees
 [5:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Mountains - Life in Thin Air
 [6:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Creatures of the Deep
 [8:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Primates
 [9:00PM]    THE HUNT - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Hide And Seek - Jungles
 [10:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 1-Oceans - Into the Blue
 [11:00PM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze
 [12:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 4-Jungles - People of the Trees
 [1:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: HUMAN PLANET - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 5-Mountains - Life in Thin Air
 [2:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 8-Creatures of the Deep
 [4:00AM]    PLANET EARTH: LIFE - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 10-Primates
 [5:00AM]    THE HUNT - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 3-Hide And Seek - Jungles    (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has 'Below Deck Mediterranean', another 'Below Deck Mediterranean', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck Mediterranean', and another 'Below Deck Mediterranean'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Tosh.0', then a FRESH 'Not Safe With Nikki Glaser'.
Scheduled on a The Daily Show it's RNC coverage.
Scheduled on a The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is John Fetterman.
Scheduled on a @Midnight are Lauren Lapkus, Matt Besser, and Dave Holmes.

FX has the movie 'After Earth', followed by the movie 'Star Trek', then the movie 'Star Trek', again.

History has 2 hours of 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars', then another FRESH 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Big Easy Motors', then another FRESH 'Big Easy Motors'.

IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Joe Jonas Wears a Maroon and Gold Letterman Jacket With White Sneakers
 [6:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Nathan Fielder Wears a Blue and Grey Flannel and Jeans
 [7:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Kristen Schaal Wears Strawberry Colored Pants and a Multicolored Shirt
 [9:45AM]    NACHO LIBRE
 [4:00PM]    NACHO LIBRE
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Young Man Blues
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A Legal Matter
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Can See for Miles
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sally Simpson
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Won't Get Fooled Again
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Don't You Do It
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Are You?
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A Man With Money
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Happy Jack
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Do You Think It's Alright?
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Young Man Blues
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A Legal Matter
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-I Can See for Miles
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sally Simpson
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Won't Get Fooled Again
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Don't You Do It
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Are You?
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-A Man With Money
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Happy Jack
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Do You Think It's Alright?

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Comedy Actresses
 [7:00AM]    The Bone Collector
 [9:30AM]    Traffic
 [12:30PM]    Spy Game
 [3:30PM]    Backdraft
 [6:30PM]    Jaws 2
 [9:00PM]    Jaws 3
 [11:15PM]    Jaws the Revenge
 [1:15AM]    Jaws the Revenge
 [3:15AM]    Brothers
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & the Bikini    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Core', followed by the movie '2012'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 7/9/15) are Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.

 [6:15 AM]      Hate For Hate (1967)
 [8:00 AM]      Guns For San Sebastian (1968)
 [10:00 AM]      The Stranger Returns (1968)
 [12:00 PM]      The Silent Stranger (1968)
 [2:00 PM]      The Five Man Army (1970)
 [4:00 PM]      A Bullet For Sandoval (1970)
 [6:00 PM]      Red Sun (1971)
 [8:00 PM]      A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
 [9:45 PM]      For a Few Dollars More (1965)
 [12:00 AM]      The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
 [3:00 AM]      Hang 'Em High (1968)
 [5:00 AM]      The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Wednesday   -  07/20/16

 [6:45 AM]      Heaven With a Gun (1969)
 [8:30 AM]      Day Of The Evil Gun (1968)
 [10:15 AM]      The Last Challenge (1967)
 [12:00 PM]      The Rounders (1965)
 [1:30 PM]      The Sheepman (1958)
 [3:00 PM]      Cowboy (1958)
 [4:45 PM]      3:10 to Yuma (1957)
 [6:30 PM]      The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      Red River (1948)
 [10:30 PM]      Rio Bravo (1959)
 [1:00 AM]      Rio Lobo (1970)
 [3:00 AM]      Chisum (1970)
 [5:00 AM]      McLintock! (1963)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

TNT has a FRESH 'Animal Kingdom'.

HSA has a FRESH 'Shooter' (or maybe it's been bumped a week or 2).

Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Feb. 6, 1985) - Ricky Schroder, Lisa Eilbacher, and Justin Wilson.

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Stevie Wonder, serving as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, speaks during a Nelson Mandela International Day ceremony, Monday, July 18, 2016, at UN headquarters.
Photo by Mark Lennihan


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Crashes RNC

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is no stranger to mocking the GOP, and the late night jokester was back at it Sunday, hijacking a microphone ahead of the RNC to poke fun at one of his favorite targets: Donald Trump.

Colbert, who is in Cleveland all week recording The Late Show live from the RNC, dressed up as The Hunger Games' MC Caesar Flickerman and called the event "The hungry for power games."

"Look, I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but let's be honest, neither is Donald Trump," he said on stage Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.

Security eventually came and escorted the comedian off the stage.

The video has gotten more than 600,000 views in less than 24 hours after being posted.

Stephen Colbert


Jennifer Saunders, left, and Joanna Lumley, attend the premiere of "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" at the SVA Theatre on Monday, July 18, 2016, in New York.
Photo by Andy Kropa


HBO Reveals Season 7 Debut

'Game of Thrones'

HBO has confirmed a later premiere date for the next season of the popular "Game of Thrones" series, revealing it has been pushed back from from its normal March/April debut.

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 will now premiere in the summer of 2017, with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss divulging that part of that delay is due to the fact that they "need their locations to be more wintery" (via Collider).

Additionally, the network confirmed that Game of Thrones" Season 7 will consist of just seven episodes, unlike the 10 episodes that were delivered to eager fans for previous season, with production to be based in Northern Ireland, with some filming also taking place in Spain and Iceland.

The later start date also means that the series will not be eligible for the Emmy Awards until the 2018 installment rolls around. As previously announced, Season 7's episodes will be directed by Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman.

'Game of Thrones'


Newhead News


'Art of the Deal' Ghostwriter Speaks


Tony Schwartz was the ghostwriter for Donald Trump's 1987 book The Art of the Deal, and now he's speaking out critically about the Republican presidential candidate in a tell-all interview with The New Yorker. The former writer currently owns a consulting firm and says he feels deeply remorseful for any of the assistance he provided Trump in garnering more success.

"I put lipstick on a pig," Schwartz told The New Yorker, as he spoke about his experience shadowing Trump as research for the book. "I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is."

"I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization," continued Schwartz.

Schwartz earned half of the book's $500,000 advance and half of the royalties, which are several million dollars. This year, he is pledging all of his Art of the Deal royalties to very specific charities: the National Immigration Law Center, Human Rights Watch, the Center for the Victims of Torture, the National Immigration Forum and the Tahirih Justice Center. While he doesn't feel he's absolving himself, he says he likes that he's using the money to "donate to the people whose rights Trump seeks to abridge."

"Lying is second nature to him. More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, or sort of true, or at least ought to be true."



Tom Morello (C), an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist, best known as the bassist of 'Rage Against the Machine', marches with others during an anti-Donald Trump protester in Cleveland.


Dark Secrets

Le Corbusier

Love him or loathe him, few people have changed the world we live in more than Le Corbusier, one of the fathers of modern architecture, whose works were placed Sunday on UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List .

His ideas about utilitarian concrete buildings have altered the face of cities across the planet and have had an equally profound influence on urban planning.

From his modernist masterplanning of Chandigarh in northern India to Paris, which he dreamed of levelling to make way for his own more rational city, the Swiss-born designer was never afraid of thinking big.

He left his greatest mark on France, his adopted home, where no less than 10 of the 17 projects which UNESCO classified as world heritage sites are located.

From the La Cite Radieuse housing project in Marseille to the Dominican monastery of La Tourette near Lyon and La Villa Savoye near Paris, it is also where he left some of his greatest masterpieces.

Le Corbusier


Digby's Hullabaloo


Murdochs To Oust


Rupert Murdoch (R-Evil Incarnate), executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox Inc, and his sons James and Lachlan agree that Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes should leave the company but they have not settled on the timing, New York magazine reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources.

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has sued Ailes, claiming sexual harassment. Ailes has denied the charges. Fox hired the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to conduct an internal investigation.

New York magazine reported that two sources briefed on the investigation said that all three Murdochs "have settled on removing" the 76-year-old Ailes. Lachlan Murdoch is executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox and James Murdoch is chief executive officer.

After reviewing the initial findings of the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison investigation, James Murdoch "is said to be arguing that Ailes should be presented with a choice this week to resign or face being fired," the magazine reported.

Lachlan "is more aligned with their father, who thinks that no action should be taken until after the GOP convention this week," the magazine reported.



Activists with Code Pink protest presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and corporations before a Prophets of Rage pop-up concert at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.


Top Executives Reserve Right To Resign


Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Dooley have reserved their legal right to resign "with good reason" in a move to protect tens of millions of dollars in potential severance pay.

The move is the latest in the battle for control of Viacom, part of Sumner Redstone's $40 billion media empire, which has caused a rift between Redstone, backed by his daughter, and his long-time lieutenant Dauman.

According to regulatory filings made public on Monday, Dauman and Dooley sent letters reserving the right to resign if a judge issues a final order approving Redstone's action last month to remove Dauman and four other directors from Viacom's board.

Monday's move is important as executives are generally entitled to receive severance pay if they resign with good reason, but not if they are removed. Dauman and Dooley's employment agreements state they can resign with good reason if there are changes to Viacom's board.

Under their employment agreements, Dooley could receive more than $30 million in severance compensation and Dauman could receive more than $90 million, according to the company's most recent proxy filing.



A palm of a woman is decorated with Mehndi also knows as henna tattoos during the Shrawan Sombar festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 18, 2016. The festival lasts for a month, during which devotees fast and worship Lord Shiva to pray for happiness for their families.
Photo by Navesh Chitrakar


Lives Dictated

Saudi Women

Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, which bars women from traveling abroad, obtaining a passport, marrying or exiting prison without the consent of a male relative, remains the most significant impediment to realizing women's rights in the kingdom, according to a report released Sunday by a leading human rights group.

The Human Rights Watch study takes on increasing significance as the kingdom works to implement its "Vision 2030" and "National Transformation Plan" to wean the country off its dependence on oil, including government targets to boost women's participation in the workforce.

The report also comes just seven months after Saudi women were allowed the right to run and vote for the first time in the country's only local elections, for municipal council seats.

The report finds that even with these greater opportunities, a woman's life in Saudi Arabia rests largely on "the good will" of her male guardian - often a father, husband, brother, or in some cases her son.

Saudi Women


The Queen's Swan Marker David Barker releases a cygnet back into the River Thames, in Staines on Thames, England, Monday July 18, 2016, during the annual count of the Queen's swans on the river Thames. The queen is the traditional owner of unmarked mute swans and royal tradition requires they be counted each year.
Photo by Leonora Beck


Genetically Modified Silkworms

'Dragon Silk'

Genetically modified silkworms that spin special fibers, known as "Dragon Silk," could soon be used to protect soldiers in the U.S. Army, its manufacturer, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, announced this week.

The U.S. Army recently awarded the Michigan-based company a contract to test its silk products, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories announced on Tuesday (July 12). Researchers at the lab will collect the modified silk and give it to another company. That company will weave it into fabric and then give it to the U.S. Army for testing, the company said.

"Dragon Silk scores very highly in tensile strength and elasticity," which makes is one of the toughest fibers known to man, Jon Rice, the chief operations officer at Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, said in a statement.

Despite its mythical name, Dragon Silk is actually the work of genetic engineers. It's widely known, at least in the materials industry, that spider silk has exceptional strength, resilience and flexibility, Rice told Live Science.

"Spider silk is five to 10 times stronger than conventional silkworm silk," Rice said. "It's also, in some cases, as much as twice as elastic. It's even tougher than Kevlar."

'Dragon Silk'


A window cleaner works on the exterior of a hotel outside the 2016 Rio Olympics Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 18, 2016.
Photo by Stoyan Nenov


Discovered in UK Grave

Ancient Roman Soldier

The 1,600-year-old remains of a middle-age man buried alongside an ornate belt decorated with images of dolphins and dogs have been found in a grave in Leicester, England, archaeologists report.

The belt's style suggests that its owner worked as a solider or civil servant during the Late Roman period, during the second half of the fourth century A.D or the early fifth century A.D., the archaeologists, from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), said on July 7.

The team made the discovery during an excavation in which they dug up 83 skeletons from a Late Roman cemetery in Leicester's West End. One of the graves, a simple one dug into mudstone by the bank of the River Soar, held the middle-age man's remains, as well as the extraordinary belt.

The cemetery is located southwest of an ancient Roman town and close to what was once a major Roman road known as Fosse Way. But despite Rome's extensive settlements in England, it's rare to find such an ornate belt that has most of its parts, including the buckle, belt plate and strap end, ULAS researchers said.

Ancient Roman Soldier



In Memory

David Horowitz

David Horowitz, the well-respected Hollywood publicist known for his close association with Barbra Streisand and success with Academy Award campaigns, has died. He was 86.

Horowitz, who also engineered Bill Clinton's appearances playing saxophone on The Tonight Show and The Arsenio Hall Show, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his wife, Lynn.

Horowitz began his close association with Streisand with the 1968 film Funny Girl, followed by Hello, Dolly! (1969), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) and What's Up, Doc? (1972). He also arranged for her to serve as one of the star performers at a benefit concert for civil rights, attended by 18,000, at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968.

Horowitz also promoted such memorable films as The Graduate (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), The French Connection (1971), Tommy (1975), All the President's Men (1976) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and such television projects as Roots, The Thorn Birds and Katharine Hepburn's The Corn Is Green.

Horowitz served as president of corporate entertainment, president of the film division and president of the TV division at Rogers & Cowan; advertising and publicity vp with Kirk Douglas' Bryna Productions; unit publicist for several Billy Wilder pictures, including Irma La Douce (1963) and The Fortune Cookie (1966); and vp publicity at TriStar to handle The Natural (1984), at Robert Redford's request.

Beginning in 1990, for nearly two decades, Horowitz specialized in Oscar campaigns. He polled media, industry tastemakers and studio executives and then issued the results to key press and Academy members in what became an influential document.

Highlights of his campaigns included the New Line sweep in 2004 for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which took 11 Oscars out of 11 nominations, still a record; back-to-back best picture wins for Orion Pictures' Dances With Wolves (1990) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991); and many other wins and scores of nominations for Orion, Warner, Miramax, Paramount and New Line.

Horowitz worked with top stars and filmmakers including Hepburn, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Mel Brooks, George Burns, Diahann Carroll, Kevin Costner, Bette Davis, Judi Dench, Richard Dreyfuss, Jodie Foster, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Dorothy Lamour, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Bob Newhart, Al Pacino, Richard Pryor, Don Rickles, The Rolling Stones, Rosalind Russell, Steven Spielberg, Tina Turner, The Who, Flip Wilson and The Muppets.

In 1988, after relatively unknown Arkansas Gov. Clinton gained notoriety for a speech at the Democratic Convention that ran too long, Clinton friends and TV producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason sought Horowitz's help to undo the perceived gaffe by having the governor play the sax on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Horowitz got the booking, Clinton played and Carson got a huge laugh by bringing out a giant hourglass at the start of the interview. "That was a good night for Clinton," Thomason recalled.

The Thomasons again asked Horowitz for advice to bolster Clinton's candidacy for president in 1992. That led to another late-night sax gig, this time on The Arsenio Hall Show, where Clinton jammed on "Heartbreak Hotel" and "God Bless the Child." The appearance increased Clinton's popularity among minority and young voters.

David H. Horowitz was born on July 21, 1929, in New York City. He soon moved to Miami with his family and when he was 11, they came to Los Angeles. He graduated from University High School at age 15 and entered UCLA as a pre-med student, but a summer job with an advertising agency convinced him medicine was not for him.

After graduation, he worked at KERO-TV in Bakersfield, Calif., first as a cameraman and then as a director of local shows. After three years, he returned to advertising in the mid-1950s as an account executive at The Goodman Organization, handling Warner Bros., United Artists and American International Pictures.

A colleague at Goodman told Horowitz that filmmaker Robert Aldrich was seeking a publicity vp. In the interview, Aldrich asked about Horowitz's experience. "Well, I do know advertising but, actually, nothing about publicity." "You're hired," Aldrich said. "You're the first honest publicist I've ever met."

His campaign helped Aldrich's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) become a critical and commercial success and garner five Oscar nominations, including one for Davis for best actress, and one win.

In 1959, Horowitz married Lynn Rockman. They lived in their home in Westwood for the last 52 years.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Horowitz is survived by his sister-in-law Norma; godchildren Annelis and Will Laakkos and their parents Keith and Betsy; and surrogate daughter Linda Dresie and her family.

Services will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park on Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles at 10 a.m. on July 25. Contributions can be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or to Mazon, an organization whose aim is to end hunger in the U.S. and Israel.

David Horowitz



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