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Under the best of circumstances, a career in education is a labor of benevolent masochism. Teachers spend forever and a summer crafting lesson plans for ungrateful students who draw nasty caricatures of them on their Trapper Keepers. But there are some educators who have gone above and beyond even that high bar, pole vaulting into nigh-sainthood.
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Anyone who's ever worked with children knows that being sweet and wholesome all day is exhausting. As soon as you go on break you want to do a shot of vodka or tell a filthy joke, because otherwise all the saccharine innocence would drive you crazy. That's why the teacher's lounge always smelled like cigarettes and cursing.
Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs, and for film scores.
Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores includeRagtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, James and the Giant Peach, Cats Don't Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, Seabiscuit, and The Princess and the Frog. He has scored seven Disney-Pixar films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Cars,Toy Story 3, and most recently, Monsters University.
Newman has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards and has won twice. He has also won three Emmys, six Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy. Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend. Newman was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
Randy Newman has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards and has won 2. He's more talented than his awards indicate.
Back from the great state of Texas, where we experienced heat, humidity, sorrow, joy, rain, humidity. Second August in a row that we've flown back to bury one of my husband's family. Nobody wants a third year of that.
It's good to be back home.
A coyote from a beach area in socal told me that Randy Newman won two Academy Awards.
Lois Of The World Wide Web said:
Randy got two oscars for some toy related songs or other, but I will alway treasure his early works, which I listened to while drinking J&B Scotch straight from the bottle, way back in the early 80's. I think this one of Randy's would be a perfect campaign song for The Donald:
No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens
We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them
Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us
We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too
Speaking of ants, Bart and I saw "Ant-Man" yesterday. It was silly fun!
Dale the Giant of Diamond Springs Norcali answered:
It's twice.. I don't like short people.
DJ Useo responded:
I read about this in the Telegraph. The answer is 2.
Not been real fond of his output myself, but I prefer other styles.
I do acknowledge he's a master of what he does.
Two ~ Best Original Song in 2002 for "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc., and Best Original Song in 2011 for "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3.
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CBS begins the night with a RERUN'NCIS: The Original One', followed by a FRESH'Zoo', then a RERUN'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Stephen Colbert's hour with reruns of 'Madam Secretary'.
On a RERUNJames Corden, OBE, (from 8/3/15) are Matt LeBlanc, William H. Macy, and Don Cheadle.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH'Hollywood Game Night'.
On a RERUNJimmy Fallon (from 2/3/15) are Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Young.
On a RERUNSeth Meyers (from 7/27/15) are Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carli Lloyd, Lord Huron, and Brad Wilk.
On a RERUNCarson 'The Scab' Daly (from 4/22/15) are Chris D'Elia, Natalie Prass, and Janet Montgomery.
ABC opens the night with a RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by another RERUN'Fresh Off The Boat', then a FRESH'Extreme Fat Shaming'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Seth MacFarlane, Brian Grazer, and Halsey.
The CW offers a RERUN'The Flash', followed by a RERUN'iZombie'.
Faux has a FRESH'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?', followed by a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN'The Last Man On Earth'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.
A&E has 3 hours of old 'Duck Dynasty', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars', then a FRESH'Storage Wars: Behind The Locker'.
AMC offers the movie 'Gone In 60 Seconds', followed by the movie 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'.
[6:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 39 - Andrews
[7:00AM] Cash in the Attic - Season 18 - Ep 40 - Griffith
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Spanish Pavilion, Kingston Cafe, Capri, La Frite
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 4 - Luigi's D'Italia
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 4 - The Sontaran Strategem
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 5 - The Poison Sky
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 11 - Hero Worship
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 12 - Violations
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 7 - Rascals
[6:00PM] Escape From New York
[8:00PM] Dr. No
[10:30PM] Dr. No
[1:00AM] Brothels: The Ins and Outs
[2:00AM] Sleeping with the Teacher NEW
[3:00AM] Love Me, Love My Doll
[4:00AM] Escape From New York (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'NYC Social', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of NYC', then a FRESH'Below Decks', followed by a FRESH'My Fab 40th', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens: Live'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Another Period'.
On a RERUNJon Stewart (from 6/18/15) is Malala Yousafzai.
On a RERUN@Midnight (from 8/20/15) are Natasha Leggero, Andy Daly, and Derek Waters.
FX has the movie 'White House Down', followed by a FRESH'Tyrant'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars', then a FRESH'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels'.
[6:00AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-FIRST LOOK AT SEASON TWO
[6:15AM] GHOST WORLD
[8:45AM] BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2
[10:45AM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[12:30PM] THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
[2:15PM] BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2
[4:15PM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[1:30AM] SNAKES ON A PLANE
[3:45AM] WONDERLAND (ALL TIMES EST)
[7:30AM] City of Angels
[12:30PM] Blood Work
[3:00PM] Proof of Life
[8:00PM] Back to the Future
[10:30PM] Back to the Future
[3:00AM] Blood Work
[5:30AM] Rectify-Sown With Salt (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Dragonball Evolution', followed by a FRESH'Face Off', 'Geeks Who Drink', and another 'Geeks Who Drink'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Daly, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
The four children of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, from left, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini and Pia Lindstrom pose for photographers after arriving at Dramaten Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, for the Swedish premiere of the documentary "Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words".
Photo by Chirstine Olsson
Academy Award winning actress Julianne Moore has been so successful that she could probably get her high school renamed after her. At least some people would be for it. Instead, she's joined an effort to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, honoring a Confederate general, to Thurgood Marshall, the name of the first African American Supreme Court Justice.
The campaign at the school began in June, following the shooting rampage at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Moore, who attended the school from 1975 to 1977, and a former classmate, producer Bruce Cohen, heard about it and created a petition for the cause on Change.org that had amassed 28,723 supporters as of Monday.
"When our school was founded in 1959, it was named after Stuart, a Confederate General, to protest the 1954 Brown vs. the Board of Education ruling that ended the segregation of public schools," they wrote. "Today, this school is attended by a diverse group of students who should not have to attend a school that bears the name of a man who fought to keep African Americans enslaved."
The Washington Post reported that 49 percent of the school's students are Hispanic, 24 percent are white, 14 percent are Asian, and 11 percent are black.
Moore gave a statement to the newspaper further explaining her view. "We name our buildings, monuments, and parks after exalted and heroic individuals as a way to honor them, and inspire ourselves to do better and reach for more in our own lives," she said. "It is reprehensible to me that in this day and age a school should carry and celebrate the name of a person who fought for the enslavement of other human beings. I think the students of this school deserve better than that moniker."
Thurber Prize judges have made it official: Women are funny, too.
Nearly 20 years after its founding, the all-male winners' circle for the Thurber Prize for American Humor is finally changing.
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch and novelist Julie Schumacher were the finalists announced Monday by organizers of the $5,000 prize.
Chast was cited for her graphic memoir about her parents, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" Gurwitch was included for her essay collection "I See You Made An Effort." Schumacher got a nod for the academic satire, told in letters, called "Dear Committee Members."
An Indian Sadhu, or Hindu holy man performs morning prayers to God Shiva at the Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, on the occasion of Sawan Somvar in Allahabad, India , Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Sawan is the fifth month of the Hindu calendar and is considered the holiest month of the year. Devotees worship the idol of God Shiva on each Monday of this month, known as Sawan Somvar.
Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh
Tracy Morgan has married his fiancee of four years.
According to the 46-year-old actor-comedian's publicist, Lewis Key, Morgan wed Megan Wollover on Sunday
Their 2-year-old daughter was in attendance. It is Morgan's second marriage.
The former "30 Rock" star has mostly been out of sight since the crash as he recuperated from his injuries. But NBC recently announced that on Oct. 17 he will guest host "Saturday Night Live," where he was a cast member from 1996-2003.
Bindi Irwin is the first celebrity contestant set to compete in the upcoming 21st season of Dancing With the Stars.
The announcement was made on Monday's Good Morning America with Bindi in the show's New York studio to talk about her excitement and nerves about competing.
The daughter of late crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin, Bindi admitted that she was "for sure" more nervous about dancing than she is about wrangling crocodiles, noting that she just returned from an annual crocodile research trip a few days earlier.
"The judges scare me more than crocodiles," Bindi said on GMA. "They're so knowledgeable. They're supreme athletes. I'm just this girl from Australia who's used to crocs."
This undated photo provided by Stack's Bowers Galleries shows a 1794 Flowing Silver Dollar expected to sell for nearly $3-$5 million at the Stack's Bowers Galleries auction at Sotheby's New York auctionhouse on Sept. 30, 2015. The 105-coin sale is the second of five auctions by Stack's Bowers and Sotheby's of federal coinage from the D. Brent Pogue Collection.
The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups sued Seattle on Monday over a new tax on firearms and ammunition sales, arguing the city had violated a Washington state law barring municipalities from enacting local firearms regulations.
Earlier this month, Seattle City Council unanimously approved a "gun violence tax" on sellers of firearms and ammunition, directing proceeds toward violence prevention programs and research beginning in January. A companion measure requires gun owners to report cases of lost and stolen firearms to police.
The lawsuit, filed on Monday in King County Superior Court, argues that Washington state law bars municipalities from creating their own gun regulations, the NRA said.
In 2009, Seattle City Council passed regulations that prohibited the carrying of firearms in city parks, an ordinance that was struck down in 2012 by the state's highest court, the NRA said.
Almost 80,000 people had by Monday signed a petition urging the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes when he visits London next month.
The petition was launched earlier this month by British citizen Damian Moran and is posted on the government's website.
"Under international law he (Netanyahu) should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the UK for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014," Moran said, referring to the 51-day offensive by Israeli forces in Gaza last year.
If the number of signatories reaches 100,000, the petition can be considered for debate in Britain's parliament.
But Moran told media he doubted it would reach the chamber given the close relationship between Israel and Britain.
Cadets march in central Khreshchatyk street during military parade marking Ukraine's Independence Day in the capital Kiev, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Speaking at the parade, President Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine would continue to increase its troop numbers in order to fend off the attacks of separatist rebels.
Photo by Mikhail Palinchak
Sunday's 90-minute series premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead" made television history. Delivering 10.1 million viewers, it took the crown as most-watched series debut in cable TV history for total viewers and all key demos, the AMC network said Monday.
The episode delivered 6.3 million adults in the 18-to-49 demographic many advertisers prefer to reach.
A "Talking Dead" Season 6 Preview Special that preceded the "Fear" premiere delivered 4.2 million viewers, with 2.5 million viewers in the 18-to-49 demo.
The first season of "Fear the Walking Dead" will run for six episodes this fall, then return for a second season of 15 episodes next year.
Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink -- distilled spirits.
The six astronauts won't be sneaking a sip. It's all for science.
A Japanese company known for its whiskey and other alcoholic beverages included five types of distilled spirits in a space station cargo ship. The station's big robotic arm - operated by Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui - grabbed onto the supply craft launched Wednesday by his homeland. Flight controllers helped anchor it down.
The supply ship contains nearly 10,000 pounds of cargo, including the six liquor samples. Suntory Global Innovation Center in Tokyo wants to see if alcoholic beverages mellow the same in space as they do on Earth.
The experiment has NASA's blessing. Spokesman Dan Huot said all research flown to the space station is agreed upon by everyone involved. It's not the first liquor-related space study.
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