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The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous orrhetorical effect. These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use of homophonic,homographic, metonymic, or figurative language. A pun differs from a malapropism in that a malapropism is an incorrect variation on a correct expression, while a pun involves expressions with multiple correct interpretations. Puns may be regarded as in-jokes or idiomatic constructions, as their usage and meaning are specific to a particular language and its culture.
Why, that's the fear of puns. I love a good pun. I love a bad pun. I never met a pun I didn't like. I guess there's a fear for everything.
That song, "Istanbul not Constantinople" by They Might Be Giants was a Jazzercise routine I taught. I thought both the song & the routine were cute. Many of my clients didn't get it. Thanks for the link, Marty.
Monday and more Olympics action: field hockey on a blue surface. I only played in high school, and on grass. Interesting.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Paronomasia ~ . A pun: is a joke that makes a play on words; uses words that have several meanings or words that sound similar but have different meanings.
So I read Dr. Gabe Mirkins blog (he and his wife are very impressive people). Today he had a link to a University of Norway article that lets you compute your fitness age. I'm 61 and my fitness age is 25. I bet I could decrease that if I drank less wine. But then, what would my reward be? (c;
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.
Many thanks to Walt for the lovely surprise in the PayPal.
It was greatly appreciated!
CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS', followed by a FRESH'Zoo', then a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
On a RERUNStephen Colbert (from 6/22/16) are Uzo Aduba, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Adia Victoria.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 6/6/16) are Geena Davis, Wayne Brady, Band of Horses, and Carpool Karaoke with Lin-Manuel Miranda,Audra McDonald, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Jane Krakowski.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a FRESH'Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise', then a RERUN'The Middle', and a RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat'.
On a RERUNJimmy Kimmel (from 7/20/16) are Cara Delevingne, Jeff Ross, and Culture Club.
The CW offers a RERUN'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'MADtv'.
Faux has a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', followed by a RERUN'New Girl', then a RERUN'Lucifer'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 'Married At First Sight', another 'Married At First Sight', followed by a FRESH'Married At First Sight', then a FRESH'Born This Way'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Mummy Returns', then the movie 'The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior'.
[6:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 24-The Next Phase
[7:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 25-The Inner Light
[8:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 26-Time's Arrow (Part 1)
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 12-Army of Ghosts
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 13-Doomsday
[11:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-Time's Arrow (Part 2)
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Realm of Fear
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Man of the People
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-The Bonding
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Booby Trap
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-The Price
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-The Vengeance Factor
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 10-The Defector
[8:00PM] AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
[11:00PM] AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-Man of the People
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-The Bonding
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Booby Trap
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-The Enemy (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has FRESH'2016 Summer Olympics', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
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 FRESHThe Daily Show are Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is Abdullah Saeed.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Kurt Braunohler, Emily Heller, and Steve Agee.
FX has the movie 'Ted', followed by the movie 'Just Go With It', then the movie 'Just Go With It', again.
History has 2 hours of old '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'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
[6:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
[7:00AM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[9:15AM] WITHOUT A PADDLE
[12:00PM] PORTLANDIA-Going Gray
[1:00PM] PORTLANDIA-Weirdo Beach
[1:30PM] WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
[3:45PM] WITHOUT A PADDLE
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Love of My Life
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-That '70s Finale
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Pilot
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Streaking
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of the Sexists
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Burger Job
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Keg
[11:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
[11:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
[12:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Love of My Life
[12:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-That '70s Finale
[1:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-The Pilot
[1:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
[2:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Streaking
[2:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Battle of the Sexists
[5:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Simon Helberg
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-T-Pain Wears Shredded Jeans and a Printed Shirt (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] Empire of the Sun
[9:30AM] Casualties of War
[12:00PM] Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
[3:00PM] Spy Game
[6:00PM] U.S. Marshals
[9:00PM] Dante's Peak
[11:30PM] Panic Room
[2:00AM] Indecent Proposal
[4:30AM] Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Reality Showrunners
[5:30AM] The Writers' Room-The Good Wife (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Deep Impact', followed by the movie 'The Perfect Storm'.
On a RERUNConan (from 3/10/16) are Jason Bateman, Wendy Williams, and Kaleo.
Newspapers are in trouble, according to John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, and that is bad for society, bad for our culture and even bad for television news, which frequently quotes print journalism. "It's pretty obvious without newspapers around to cite, TV news would just be Wolf Blitzer endlessly batting a ball of yarn around," said Oliver.
Oliver noted that even his show wouldn't be able to do half the work it does without print papers. "Media is a food chain that would fall apart without local newspapers," said Oliver. Unfortunately, print journalism is no longer a money-making proposition and more papers are becoming "digital first" companies that focus on web news and social media, which he considers to be a loss.
To illustrate his point, Oliver conscripted an all-star cast for a movie called Stoplight - a retelling of the Oscar-winning film Spotlight, which focused on the Boston Globe's exposéof child abuse in the Catholic church, and re-imagined it in a digital-first future. In Stoplight, Rose Byrne, Jason Sudeikis and others play jaded journalists to Bobby Cannavale's upstart reporter who pitches a story to his colleagues, only to have it shot down in favor of a story about a raccoon that looks like a cat. Or it might be a cat that looks like a raccoon. According to fictional reviews, Stoplight is "depressingly accurate."
Tim Curry participates in the panel for "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" during the Fox Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
VH1 is uniting two of the most unlikely dinner party guests for its newest unscripted show.
The Viacom-owned cable network has gone straight to series on Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party, a weekly series in which Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg throw a joint dinner party. The 10-episode series is set to debut in the fall.
Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party will feature the lifestyle expert and Emmy-winning TV host and rapper-producer Snoop Dogg throwing a weekly dinner party in which they invite celebrity friends over for what VH1 describes as a "half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation and fun where nothing is off limits."
The VH1 series marks the first joint collaboration for Stewart and Snoop Dogg. The duo most recently were on ABC's $100,000 Pyramid and have had previous shared appearances on Comedy Central's Justin Bieber roast as well as Stewart's talk show.
The series is created and exec produced by Stewart and Kim Miller Olko for Sequential Brands Group, Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung for Merry Jane and SallyAnn Salsano for 495 Productions (Jersey Shore). VH1's Nina L. Diaz, Trevor Rose, Paul Ricci, Fernando Mills and Paula Aranda will executive produce for the cabler.
Rocker Dee Snider's granddaughter has wasted no time coming into the world: She was born in a vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway.
Jesse Snider posted an Instagram video from his car alongside his wife, Patty, on Sunday just after Parker Pryde Snider's birth. He says, "We waited a little too long to leave." Jesse Snider says the baby is healthy and already breast-feeding.
Dee Snider tweeted Sunday that Patty delivered Parker while Jesse drove, adding, "Way to get attention!"
Snider shot to fame in the 1980s as the wild-haired lead singer of metal band Twisted Sister. The group is best known for its hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock."
Lou Adler, producer of the Fox movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show," poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
The widow of actor-politician Fred Thompson is denying any changes were made to his will that would affect his adult sons from a previous marriage.
The Tennessean reports that Jeri Thompson in her legal filing asks the probate court in Nashville to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Dan and Tony Thompson because the adult sons were never in her husband's estate plans.
The sons say the changes were made when their father "lacked the requisite mental capacity."
According to Jerri Thompson, the only changes were to ensure the couple's two young children were entitled to a part of the estate.
Fred Thompson was a Tennessee-trained lawyer, counsel at the Watergate hearings, movie and TV actor, U.S. senator and presidential hopeful. He died in November at age 73.
To win a Purple Heart takes courage, strength and, sometimes, a GoFundMe campaign.
Cameron Kerr is a decorated Army veteran who isn't too pleased with Trump's recent comments about America's veterans. After a veteran handed his Purple Heart to Trump at a rally on Tuesday, Trump came under fire for saying, "I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier."
Kerr decided to set up a GoFundMe page to give Trump a chance to win a Purple Heart the old-fashioned way: by going to a war zone and earning it. Kerr made his aims clear on his GoFundMe page:
Kerr later admitted that sending Donald Trump to a war zone was something of a fantasy. Instead, Kerr will be using the funds raised from the page to help Syrian refugees.
In just four days, Kerr has raised over $41,000 of his $50,000 goal.
Ben Vereen, a cast member in the Fox movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show," plays a flute during a portrait session at the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
A state judicial panel on Monday refused to dismiss an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, saying that Moore will go to trial in September on accusations that he urged 68 probate judges to defy the federal courts on same-sex marriage.
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary, a state panel that disciplines judges, refused dueling requests to either dismiss the complaint against Moore outright or go ahead and remove him from office. Chief Judge Michael Joiner said the case will go to trial Sept. 28. The panel of nine judges will hear the case and decide whether Moore violated judicial ethics and if so, what punishment he will face.
The decision came down shortly after the conclusion of a 60-minute hearing in which Moore was alternately portrayed as a politician on a mission to block gay couples from marrying in Alabama or a judge who was merely trying answer questions from confused probate judges. Moore - who was ousted from office by the court in 2003 for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building - could be removed as chief justice for a second time.
"We are here to talk about Chief Justice Roy Moore and his repeated refusal to follow the rule of law," John Carroll, a former federal magistrate representing the Judicial Inquiry Commission, told the court. Carroll said Moore abused his power as chief justice to promote a private agenda against same-sex marriage.
Cheryl Hines, left, and Tim Meadows, cast members in the Fox series "Son of Zorn," pose together during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
Coral reefs in the Maldives are under severe stress after suffering mass bleaching this year as sea temperatures soared, a top conservationist body warned Monday.
Around 60 percent of Maldives' coral colonies have been bleached, with the figure reaching 90 percent in some areas, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a statement.
It cited data from a survey it carried out with the Maldives Marine Research Center (MRC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
"Preliminary findings of the extent of the bleaching are alarming, with initial coral mortality already observed," said Ameer Abdulla, the research team leader and senior advisor to IUCN on marine biodiversity and conservation science.
Bleaching occurs when abnormal conditions, such as warmer sea temperatures, cause corals to expel tiny photosynthetic algae and thus become drained of colour.
Grape growers are keeping their eyes on their crops at a dozen wineries in Carmel Valley closest to the Soberanes Fire, which has burned over 60,000 acres since it began more than two weeks ago in Monterey County.
The grapes have been exposed to heavy levels of smoke as they undergo veraison, when the berries change color indicating they're moving closer to ripening, and many growers can't do much to protect their crop, Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association executive director Kim Stemler said.
The Soberanes Fire sparked on July 22 at Garrapata State Park due to an illegal campfire and has charred 60,400 acres (94.37 square miles). It was 45 percent contained as of Monday morning, Cal Fire officials said.
More than 5,000 firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze, which isn't expected to reach full containment until the end of the month and has already destroyed 57 homes and 11 outbuildings, according to Cal Fire.
Luckily, the fire started just before veraison, but the sustained smoke exposure can lead to smoke taint, which can change the smell and flavor of a grape, Stemler said.
The remains of women and a child have been discovered at a burial mound at Cahokia, considered North America's first city, which previously was thought to hold only men, researchers say.
A closer look at a grave at Cahokia, located in Illinois near St. Louis, Missouri, has revealed that a blanket of beads is intertwined around a man and a woman of high status.
"In re-examining the beaded burial, we discovered that the central burial included females," study co-author Kristin Hedman, a physical anthropologist with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), said in a statement. "This was unexpected."
Archaeologist Melvin Fowler, who died in 2008, discovered the enormous burial ground in 1967 during the excavation of an unusual mound with a ridgetop. The site, now called Mound 72, contained five mass graves, each holding 20 to more than 50 bodies. There were dozens of other bodies buried by themselves or in groups at the site, bringing the total count to 270, Fowler found.
Scientists dated the burials to between A.D. 1000 and A.D. 1200, during the rise and peak of Cahokia's power and influence, the researchers said. Some of the bodies were placed on cedar piles, indicating that they were high-status individuals , according to the researchers.
Female leopard Mia in her enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany on August 8, 2016. The environmental oragnization WWF and the Leipzig Zoo want to cooperate for the protection of Amur and snow leopards. The program was presented in Leipzig on the occasion of the World Cat Day.
Photo by Sebastian Willnow
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