PAUL THEROUX: The Hypocrisy of 'Helping' the Poor (NY Times)
Buried in a long story about corruption in China in The New York Times a couple of months ago was the astonishing fact that the era of "supercharged growth" over the past several decades had the effect of "lifting more than 600 million people out of poverty." From handouts? From Habitat for Humanity? From the Clinton Global Initiative?
No, oddly enough, China has been enriched by American-supplied jobs …
Adam Koski: 6 Brilliant Ways Movies & TV Shows Stuck It To The Censors (Cracked)
You're on the Internet, so you're but one errant mouse click away from watching all the horrific violence and perverse sex you can stand. It's hard to remember a time when that wasn't the case -- when there were powerful people between you and legally acquiring your choice of sleaze. But back in the day, putting filth up on a screen was ridiculously hard. So it's kind of appropriate that the ways to thwart that censorship were utterly ridiculous, too.
John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 - March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known for his "intense energy and raucous attitude" which he displayed as one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, in his role in the 1978 film Animal House and in his recordings and performances as one of The Blues Brothers.
In 2015, Belushi was ranked by Rolling Stone as the greatest SNL cast member of all time.
Thomas C said:
John Belushi (and they were correct)
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali answered:
Typical Addict/Alky flameout. Geezing fucking heroin and cocaine always has outstanding results. Too rude and selfish…One enormously talented fool!
So-Old-I-Remember-Watching-Original-SNL-Cast-When-They-Were-All-Alive Lois Of Oregon replied:
Somehow I KNEW it was John Belushi, and not just because he was the funniest dead one, but the funniest one when he was alive, too, and he proved that fat guys covered in shit can be sexy!Yeah, I'da done him.
DJ Useo responded:
As far as I was concerned, the correct answer is John Belushi. My immediate company concurred.
We looked it up on RS site, & sure enough! We were right!
I did take exception with many of the placement of the other cast members.
The full list comes off like they picked them with darts. Lol.
John Belushi ~ Belushi was the "live" in Saturday Night Live, the one who made the show happen on the edge.
Joe S said:
John Belushi, who else could it be?
Deborah took the day off.
mj took the day off.
John I from Hawai'i took the day off.
STEPHEN F took the day off.
Charlie took the day off.
Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
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'NCIS: The Original One', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The 3rd One', followed by a FRESH'Limitless'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Bill Clinton, Billy Eichner, and Florence and the Machine.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Chris Parnell, Nina Dobrev, Wes Bentley, and R. City.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Lady Gaga, Ronda Rousey, and Hailee Steinfeld.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Rooney Mara, Paul Reiser, and Adam Lambert.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Strung Out, and Davis Guggenheim.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'The Muppets', followed by a FRESH'Off The Boat', then a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', then a FRESH'Beyond The Tank'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Eric Stonestreet, Rose McIver, and Jewel.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'iZombie'.
Faux has a FRESH'Grandfathered', followed by a FRESH'The Grinder', then a FRESH'Scream Queens'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 2 hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars', then another FRESH'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars: Miami'.
[6:00AM] Top Gear - Season 3 - Episode 1
[7:00AM] Top Gear - Season 3 - Episode 2
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 12 - Yanni's
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 8 - Sabatiello's
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 9 - Hide
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 7 - Ep 10 - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 11 - Parallels
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 12 - The Pegasus
[2:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 1 - Challenges of Life
[3:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 2 - Reptiles and Amphibians
[4:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 9 - China
[5:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 10 - Guatemala
[6:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 11 - Urban Survivor
[7:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 12 - Canadian Rockies
[8:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 13 - Shooting Survival
[9:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Morocco
[10:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 3 - Georgia Eastern Europe
[11:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 4 - Western Pacific
[12:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 10 - Guatemala
[1:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 11 - Urban Survivor
[2:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 4 - Ep 13 - Shooting Survival
[3:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Morocco
[4:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 3 - Georgia Eastern Europe
[5:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 4 - Western Pacific (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Below Deck', 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck', then a FRESH'The People's Couch'.
Comedy Central has 'Drunk History', 2½ hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Drunk History'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Aaron Sorkin.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Kurt Braunohler, Alexi Wasser, and Tom Lenk.
FX has the movie 'Iron Man 3', followed by a FRESH'The Bastard Executioner'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-AZIZ ANSARI
[6:15AM] THE JACKAL
[9:00AM] KILL LIST
[11:15AM] THE JACKAL
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S BUDDY
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-SKI TRIP
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-STOLEN CAR
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THAT WRESTLING SHOW
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE FIRST DATE
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE PILL
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE CAREER DAY
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-PROM NIGHT
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-A NEW HOPE
[11:00PM] SILENT HILL
[1:45AM] LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III
[3:30AM] FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (ALL TIMES EST)
[8:45AM] Fantastic Mr. Fox
[12:45PM] A League of Their Own
[3:45PM] Sixteen Candles
[5:45PM] The Breakfast Club
[8:00PM] Uncle Buck
[10:15PM] Weird Science
[2:30AM] Win Win
[5:00AM] Factory Girl (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Blade: Trinity', followed by a FRESH'Face Off', then another 'Face Off'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Ellen Page, Andy Kindler, and Randy Liedtke.
A Texas mom shocked that her son's textbook merely called African slaves "workers" is thrilled that publisher McGraw-Hill has promised revisions. But changing a single caption is hardly enough to combat what some educational experts call a wave of ideologically-fueled school standards that downplay the role of race and slavery in shaping America today.
Roni Dean-Burren was horrified when her son sent her a snapchat of his McGraw-Hill World Geography textbook, an edition created especially for Texas' new state standards adopted in 2010. Opening up to a graphic titled "Patterns of Immigration," he snapped a photo of the map's caption. The caption reads: The Atlantic Slave Trade between the 1500s and the 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.
Examining his book more closely, Ms. Dean-Burren realized that although European indentured servants are described as working for "little or no pay," there was no further mention of black slaves; their presence is simply portrayed as part of "immigration."
Texas has been held up as a prime example of many states' abysmal social studies standards, earning a "D" in one review done by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a right-leaning think tank, which awarded the nation 18 "F"s, 11 "D"s, 12 "C"s, and a single, shining "A": South Carolina.
Edward Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of National Security Agency programs to intercept electronic communications data on a vast scale.
The former NSA contractor flew to Moscow two years ago after revealing information about the previously secret eavesdropping powers, and faces U.S. charges that could land him in prison for up to 30 years.
Snowden told the BBC that he'd "volunteered to go to prison with the government many times," but had not received a formal plea-deal offer.
He said that "so far they've said they won't torture me, which is a start, I think. But we haven't gotten much further than that."
In an interview broadcast Monday on the BBC's "Panorama" program, Snowden said he and his lawyers were waiting for U.S. officials "to call us back."
A barn in southeastern Michigan suddenly has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered by a farmer while he was digging in a soybean field.
More than 200 people have stopped at Jim Bristle's farm in Washtenaw County, west of Ann Arbor, since Friday. They've been driving into Chelsea, the closest town, and asking for directions.
"I'm just so glad to see the enthusiasm, and it's not just from the kids," Bristle told The Ann Arbor News. "The adults who come out here are overwhelmed by this. I guess I'm a bit overwhelmed by it also."
Scientists from the University of Michigan and an excavator recovered about 20 percent of the animal's skeleton last week in Lima Township. Aside from the pelvis, they found the skull and two tusks, along with numerous vertebrae, ribs and both shoulder blades from a woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.
French actress Catherine Deneuve and former partner of Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Berge, pose for photographers on arrival to the Saint Laurent Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, Monday Oct. 5, 2015.
Photo by Zacharie Scheurer
More people visited Yellowstone National Park last month than any September previously, and the park has set a new annual visitation record with nearly three months still left in the year.
More than 3.8 million people have visited Yellowstone through the end of September, according to figures compiled by the National Park Service. That shatters the previous annual record of 3.6 million visitors set in 2010.
If October follows recent trends, Yellowstone could log more than 4 million visitors by the end of 2015.
The increased traffic, up 16 percent so far over last year, is bringing more international and urban tourists to Yellowstone, posing new challenges for how to keep visitors safe amidst 2.2 million acres (8,903 square km) filled with wild animals, scalding geysers, steep canyons and more vehicles than ever before.
A male usher stopped three female journalists from entering the Jaguars locker room after their loss to the Colts because they were women, asking other men if it was OK before finally allowing them inside.
Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports and Joey Chandler of the Tuscaloosa News both said on Twitter on Sunday night that they were not allowed inside the locker room after Indianapolis' 16-13 overtime win until the usher first checked to make sure the women were allowed to enter. The women were at the game as part of the Associated Press Sports Editors sports media diversity weekend.
Public relations staffs from both the Colts and the Jaguars apologized to the women.
Colts spokesman Avis Roper tells The Associated Press the usher was in an area where he didn't know who was allowed access.
The Association for Women in Sports Media says it's unfortunate that such issues continue to exist.
Mexican actress Salma Hayek waves while her husband Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury group Kering, holds the car door after Stella McCartney's spring-summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented during the Paris Fashion Week, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 in Paris, France.
Photo by Zacharie Scheurer
Tourists take pictures of straw figurines of traditional deities Shennong (R) and Zhang Wulang (L back) during China's National Day Holiday, in Xinhua county, Hunan province, October 4, 2015. Picture taken October 4, 2015.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by a Native American nation and legendary athlete Jim Thorpe's surviving sons to have his remains moved from Pennsylvania to tribal lands in his home state of Oklahoma.
Richard and William Thorpe, along with the Sac and Fox Nation, claimed the remains were stolen from an ancestral grave during a burial ceremony and taken illegally to Pennsylvania by Thorpe's wife at the time, who was seeking to profit from the move.
"Very few other Americans have experienced the forced removal of their parent's casket from a funeral ceremony being conducted according to their family's beliefs - something most would find shocking, to say the least," Thorpe's sons said in a joint statement.
The two have said that wife Patricia Thorpe, who was the legendary athlete's third wife and is now deceased, removed the remains in a hearse with the help of law enforcement from a sacred ceremony in Oklahoma in 1953. She wanted to offer them up to the highest bidder, they added.
One of the 20th century's greatest athletes, Thorpe won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, and later played professional baseball and football. He died in 1953 at age 64 after suffering a heart attack.
The Sonoran desert tortoise is not at risk for extinction and will no longer be listed as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.
The agency says the decision is partly because of the commitments various government agencies have made to protect the animal in Arizona. There are about 470,000 to 970,000 adult desert tortoises in the U.S. and Mexico.
"We and our federal and state partners will continue to monitor the tortoises. However the current modeling in science demonstrates that there's virtually no probability of extinction over the next decade," spokesman Jeff Humphrey said.
The Sonoran desert tortoise became a candidate for protections under the Endangered Species Act in 2010 after the Fish and Wildlife Service found that increasing population growth in the Southwest and northern Mexico was threatening the animal's habitat.
The Elvis Presley 24K Gold Lead Grand Piano which was played by Elvis Presley while in the music room of his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, is seen in an undated handout picture courtesy of Julien's Auctions. The piano is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars at a November auction that will also feature a Beatles logo drum skin used by the British group in their first performances in the United States. Julien's Auctions said on October 5, 2015 that Presley played the piano at his Graceland mansion. The piano has been on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville for years. Julien's estimates it will fetch between $500,000 - $700,000 at the Nov. 7 auction.
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