BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 18 October, 2016

Tuesday

18 October, 2016

(Updated Daily)

[1846 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: Their Dark Fantasies (NY Times)
Why do Republicans hate America? Their vision of the country is at odds with the reality.


David N. Wasserman: What Are the New Battleground States? (NY Times)
Can Hillary Clinton win the Republican strongholds Arizona and Georgia? At the moment, thanks to Donald J. Trump's self-destructive tendencies and both states' growing populations of professionals and nonwhites, it's possible.


Bert Stratton: Just Like Trump, I Avoided Paying Federal Taxes (NY Times)
Cleveland Heights, Ohio - I'm like Donald Trump, somewhat. We both inherited buildings from our fathers. I've kept my father's properties and bought a couple more buildings. For my first couple of years I had "loss carry-forwards." I lost money and paid no federal taxes. Some dads teach their sons fishing. My dad taught me to do taxes.


Andrew Tobias: How Much Damage Could A Trump Presidency Do?
Apart, that is, from the extraordinary damage he's already done - coarsening the public discourse and demeaning people; undermining confidence; retweeting white supremacists; stoking division, fear, and discontent; and just overall Debasing American Politics, as The Economist argues in its current cover story.


The strange case of Pamela Anderson's news-hogging vegan sandwich (The Guardian)
Did the former Baywatch star murder Julian Assange this weekend? No, but she did give a talk on the dangers of pornography at the Oxford Union.


Michele Hanson: What day is it today? I'm afraid my grasp of dates is ever more tenuous (The Guardian)
I've been rowing with my friend over forgotten arrangements, but although I do write things down on a wall calendar, I sometimes forget to remind myself to look.


Dr. Luisa Dillner: Is flossing your teeth a waste of time? (The Guardian)
The US health department has stopped recommending it, but the NHS is still in favour. So, should you bother?



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Trivia Question of the Day


What does the term Widdershins (sometimes withershins, widershins or widderschynnes) mean?

                                  



Send your answer to Marty









Trivia Question from Yesterday


Born Joel David Katz, this American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer, has won a Tony Award, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. By what name is he better known?


       Joel Grey                                                      Source


Joel Grey (born Joel David Katz; April 11, 1932) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film versions of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. He has won the Academy Award, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award.

He also originated the role of George M. Cohan in the musical George M! in 1973, and the Wizard of Oz in the musical Wicked. He also starred as Moonface Martin in the Broadway revivals of Anything Goes, and as Amos Hart in Chicago.        Source







zorch was first and correct with:
   Joel Grey



Randall wrote:
   Joel Grey





Alan J said:
   Joel Grey.



mj resplied:
   A good reason
  To watch the movie Cabaret. Well there are lots of good reasons. Joel Grey.




Deborah responded:
   Ah, another easy one: Joel Gray. Loved him in "Caberet."
  Rainy, seasonal weather over the weekend, clearing now and promising more fall this week. My favorite time of year.




Adam answered:
   Joel Grey



Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Joel Grey



Kevin K. in Washington, DC replied:
   That would be Joel Grey, of Cabaret fame.



Billy in Cypress answered:
   Joel Grey who played the remarkable and memorable Chiun in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.



DJ Useo responded:
   I have puzzled over it for hours, but I just can't discern the correct answer. You win again!





MAM    
   Joel Grey





Joe S     took the day off.
  



Marian took the day off.
  



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



Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  October 18 Birthdays - Celebrities Born October 18 | Famous Birthdays




Sally has retired.
  


  





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Middle Class Political Economist




Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


James Gray's The Lost City of Z finds a way to capture a cinematic adventure | Film | The Guardian



Hillary Clinton Uses Biff Tannen In Trump Attack Ad | Huffington Post



Charles M. Blow set Trump on fire



New Clinton TV Ad has Trump co-starring with Biff Tannen, Scut Farkus, Nurse Ratched, Mean Girls +



President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder set to lead the fight against gerrymandering



Ooops, Assange Just Lost His Internet Connection. Now How Could That Have Happened? Hmmm



Cheers and Jeers: Monday



Why I left Republican Party to register as a Democrat - Business Insider



BBC - Travel - The US' one-million-acre secret



BBC - Culture - What is the world's greatest skyline?
     I still vote for San Francisco



Ceremony marks start of Attenborough polar ship construction - BBC News



Half Of Americans Believe 9/11 Conspiracy Theories | Huffington Post



Austria Plans To Destroy Or Convert The House Hitler Was Born In | Huffington Post



First Fully Painted Feature Film Honoring Van Gogh Looks Beyond Gorgeous | Huffington Post



How Trump's Casino Bankruptcies Screwed His Workers 0ut of Millions in Retirement Savings | Mother Jones



While Donald Trump talks of a "rigged election," Mike Pence may suppress the votes of nearly 50,000 African-Americans



Blame the messengers: How the conservative media failed conservatives - Salon.com



New Mexico Republicans threaten Albuquerque residents: "Your neighbors will know" if Democrats win - Salon.com



E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness : NPR Ed : NPR



Dear News Media: The Moment Trump Loses, Cut His Mic



Nat Turner's Rebellion: 185 years later



Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They're Dumb? Science Says "Probably" | Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave




Thanks, Michelle!


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David E Suggests

Superheroes


Which Superhero is the Best Project Manager? (Infographic)



David


Thanks, Dave!


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Bonus Links


'I Think He's a Very Dangerous Man for the Next Three or Four Weeks' - POLITICO Magazine



Trump to Breastfeeding Mom: 'You're Disgusting'



Billionaire Richard Branson Breaks Silence About Trump, Exposes Truth About His 'Temperament' (TWEETS) | Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave



The Republican Party Made Donald Trump. Now Donald Trump Is Destroying the Republican Party. - The Daily Beast



No, Donald Trump Isn't Self-Funding His Campaign | Huffington Post



The Origins of Trump's Fondness for 'Projection' - The Atlantic



Here are 10 business leaders who are risking their reputations to endorse Trump



The Trump family loves Skittles analogies. So we used one to explain voter fraud to them. - Vox



Pepe the Frog: To Sleep, Perchance to Meme - by Matt Furie



This Billionaire Once Bashed Women's Right To Vote, Now He's Donating To Trump | Huffington Post



8 stories Donald Trump would really rather you not remember - Salon.com



Judge Throws Out Charges Against Journalist Who Covered Dakota Access Pipeline | Mother Jones





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Reader Comment

Sedition

The words of which of the two candidates for president does the definition of sedition below describe? Will he ever be prosecuted when there is violence before and after the "rigged election?"

sedition--In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws.


Linda   >^..^<
     We are all only temporarily able bodied.


Thanks, Linda!



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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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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


FUCK MISOGYNIST PIGS! TRUST WOMEN ON THIS ISSUE!

ONE HEAD SHORT OF A BRAIN!

"DON'T PISS ON MY LEG AND TELL ME IT'S RAINING."


GET READY TO RUMBLE!





PIG IN A POKE!






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music




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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Rained enough to make traffic particularly hellish.



Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Bull', then a FRESH 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Nick Offerman, Wayne Gretzky, Morgan Spurlock, and Joseph.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Shia LaBeouf, Cobie Smulders, and Rachel Bloom.



NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'This Is Us', then a FRESH 'Chicago Fire'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 8/31/16) are David Spade, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin,Tove Lo, and Fred Yonnet.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 9/27/16) are Samuel L. Jackson, Cecily Strong, Spike Feresten, and Danny Carey.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Casey Wilson, Mac DeMarco, and Callie Hernandez.



ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'The Middle', followed by a FRESH 'American Housewife', then a FRESH 'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a FRESH 'The Real O'Neals', then a FRESH 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Tom Cruise, Tilda Swinton, X Ambassadors & Tom Morello, and Kenny Loggins.



The CW offers a FRESH 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'No Tomorrow'.



Faux has a FRESH 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', followed by a FRESH 'New Girl', then a FRESH 'Scream Queens'.



MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by a FRESH 'Harry'.



A&E has 'The Secret Tapes Of The OJ Case: The Untold Story', followed by a FRESH 'Married At First Sight', then another FRESH 'Married At First Sight', '60 Days In', and 'The First 48'.



AMC offers all old 'The Walking Dead' all night.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 3-Ensign Ro
 [7:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 4-Silicon Avatar
 [8:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 5-Disaster
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 3-Robot of Sherwood
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 4-Listen
 [11:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 6-The Game
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 7-Unification (Part 1)
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 8-Unification (Part 2)
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 9-The Measure of a Man
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-The Dauphin
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 11-Contagion
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 12-The Royale
 [6:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 13-Last Stand
 [7:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 14-Stoned Cold
 [8:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 15-Blood Lust
 [9:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 16-Hunting Ground
 [10:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 17-Special Delivery
 [11:00PM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 18-About Face
 [12:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 13-Last Stand
 [1:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 14-Stoned Cold
 [2:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 15-Blood Lust
 [3:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 16-Hunting Ground
 [4:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 17-Special Delivery
 [5:00AM]    CSI: MIAMI - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 18-About Face    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Bravo has 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', followed by a FRESH 'Below Deck', another 'Below Deck', then 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 'Drunk History'.
Scheduled on a FRESH The Daily Show is Uzo Aduba.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Matthew Broussard, Jesse Joyce, and Carmen Lynch.



FX has the movie 'Jack Reacher', followed by a FRESH 'Atlanta', and another 'Atlanta'.



History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', still another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Forged In Fire: Cutting Deeper'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE SHINING
 [8:00AM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE SHINING
 [10:00AM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE SHINING
 [12:00PM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE SHINING
 [2:00PM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE SHINING
 [4:00PM]    STEPHEN KING'S THE SHINING
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Keep Yourself Alive
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Love of My Life
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-That '70s Finale
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Pilot
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Keep Yourself Alive
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Leaving Home Ain't Easy
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Love of My Life
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-That '70s Finale
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Pilot
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Birthday
 [4:00AM]    DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Parker Gail's Location Is Everything
 [4:30AM]    UNDEAD    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Sundance  -   
 [7:15AM]    The Outlaw Josey Wales
 [10:15AM]    Cliffhanger
 [12:15PM]    The Sum of All Fears
 [3:00PM]    G.I. Jane
 [6:00PM]    U.S. Marshals
 [9:00PM]    Terminator Salvation
 [11:30PM]    Air Force One
 [2:30AM]    Terminator Salvation
 [5:00AM]    The Express    (ALL TIMES EDT)



SyFy has the movie 'Maleficient', followed by the FRESH 'Channel Zero: Candle Cove', then a FRESH 'Aftermath'.



TBS:
On a RERUN Conan (from 7/12/16) are Dax Shepard, Amber Rose, Margaret and Glaspy.



TCM:
 [6:30 AM]      The Stranger's Return (1933)
 [8:00 AM]      Virginia City (1940)
 [10:15 AM]      Wise Girl (1937)
 [11:30 AM]      Old Acquaintance (1943)
 [1:30 PM]      The Old Maid (1939)
 [3:15 PM]      The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
 [4:45 PM]      Lady With Red Hair (1940)
 [6:15 PM]      Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
 [8:00 PM]      In This Our Life (1942)
 [9:45 PM]      West Side Story (1961)
 [12:30 AM]      Piccadilly (1929)    SILENT 
 [2:30 AM]      Bright Road (1953)
 [4:30 AM]      Stormy Weather (1943)     (ALL TIMES EDT)



Wednesday   -  10/19/16

TCM:
 [6:00 AM]      Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
 [8:00 AM]      Mildred Pierce (1945)
 [10:00 AM]      Decoy (1946)
 [11:30 AM]      Lady in the Lake (1947)
 [1:15 PM]      The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946)
 [3:15 PM]      Detour (1945)
 [4:30 PM]      The Woman on the Beach (1947)
 [5:45 PM]      Born to Kill (1947)
 [7:30 PM]      MGM Parade Show #3 (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      Fail-Safe (1964)
 [10:00 PM]      Advise & Consent (1962)
 [12:30 AM]      Seven Days in May (1964)
 [2:45 AM]      Gabriel Over The White House (1933)
 [4:30 AM]      First Family (1980)     (ALL TIMES EDT)



USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best'.




Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from Oct. 14, 1988) - Irv Kupcinet, Sandy Duncan, and Steve Mittleman.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV





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Dancers preview works from a piece titled 'Anima,' from the upcoming Sydney Dance Company production Untamed, at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on October 17,2016. Untamed, which comprises of works by Australian choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell and Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, premieres in Sydney on October 18.
Photo by Dan Himbrecht

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Nobel Panel Gives Up

Bob Dylan

The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.

"Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough," the academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday.

So far the American troubadour has responded with silence since he won the prize on Thursday.

"I am not at all worried," said Danius. "I think he will show up."

"If he doesn't want to come, he won't come. It will be a big party in any case and the honour belongs to him," said Danius.

Bob Dylan

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A model struggles with a shoe as she presents a creation by designer Yoshiki, leader of Japan's rock band "X Japan," from his Spring/Summer 2017 collection for his brand YOSHIKIMONO during Tokyo Fashion Week on October 17, 2016.
Photo by Toru Hanai

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Smithsonian Needs Help

Ruby Slippers

On Monday, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History launched a fundraising campaign to restore what is widely considered its most popular artifact: a pair of ruby slippers from the film The Wizard of Oz. The institution is seeking $300,000 by Nov. 16 through a Kickstarter campaign called "Keep Them Ruby." More than 300 people have already pledged to donate.

Four pairs of slippers that Judy Garland wore in the 1939 film are known to have survived, plus an additional pair that the actress wore in screen tests. The Smithsonian acquired its pair in 1979 from donors whose names the institution has kept private.

According to a video for the fundraising campaign, light has caused the slippers to deteriorate. "They're really discolored. They've darkened. They've become opaque, and there's cracking," Richard Barden, the preservation services manager for the museum, says in the video. Without the restoration, he adds, "the slippers will slowly deteriorate, and we really don't know how quickly they'll go."

The museum said the conservators will "stabilize" areas of the shoes where threads have come loose, the sole has pulled away and paint has cracked.

Ruby Slippers

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Plans $50 Million Expansion

Motown Museum

The Motown Museum is planning a $50 million expansion to create space for interactive exhibits, a performance theater and recording studios at the Detroit tourist attraction, officials announced Monday.

The new space will be designed and built around the existing museum, which includes the Motown studio with its "Hitsville U.S.A." facade. Renderings released by the museum show a new facility behind the existing museum, with an entrance next to the existing studio.

Robin R. Terry, chairwoman and CEO of the Motown Museum, said in a statement that a goal of the project is to "inspire dreams and serve as an educational resource for global and local communities." The museum already is among Detroit's best-known tourist attractions.

The expanded museum "will allow us to narrate and celebrate on a much larger scale what the Motown legacy is recognized for: unmatched creative genius that transcends every barrier imaginable by bringing people together from all walks of life to share in that unmistakable Motown Sound," she said.

The Motown Museum is located in the house where record company founder Berry Gordy launched his cultural and commercial music empire. The label started in 1959 and scores of stars and hits were created before it decamped to California in 1972.

Motown Museum

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Protesters wearing masks gesture to a photographer after disrupting lectures during protests demanding free tertiary education at the North-West University (NWU Vaal) in Vanderbijlpark, South of Johannesburg, South Africa, October 17, 2016.
Photo by Siphiwe Sibeko

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Sold to Gaming Firm Razer

THX

THX, the San Francisco-based company that was originally founded by George Lucas in 1983 to improve cinema sound for Return of the Jedi, has been acquired by gaming brand Razer for an undisclosed sum.

Under its new owner, the company, which was spun off from Lucasfilm in 2002, plans to maintain its work in cinemas, the home and mobile, while expanding into new areas of entertainment including virtual and augmented reality.

Per the agreement, THX's management and employees will remain with the company, which will operate as an independent entity.

While THX started in the theatrical arena, its quality assurance certification program has expanded to audio electronics, non-internet-connected speakers, TVs, projectors, automotive audio systems and live entertainment.

Moving forward, plans are to include immersive audio and high dynamic range, introduce programs such as headphone certification and, in the future, expand into augmented and virtual reality.

THX

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Digby's Hullabaloo


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Warmest On Record

September

The planet's hot streak is crawling to a temporary end, but it's not over quite yet. September was the hottest such month on record, according to NASA, coming in at 0.91 degrees Celsius, or 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above average. This marks nearly a year straight of record heat, according to NASA, with 11 of the past 12 months ranking as the warmest on record.

September's record warmth assures that 2016 will be the warmest calendar year on record, taking over the top spot from 2015.

September only narrowly beat the previous warmest September, which occurred in 2014, making it a statistical tie, according to NASA.

According to a press release, September 2016's global average temperature was just 0.004 degrees Celsius, or 0.0072 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than September 2014.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which also keeps global temperature records, there have been 16 straight warmest months (September could become the 17th straight month of record warmth), which is unprecedented.

September

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Motocross riders in action at the start of the 2016 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Pamplona, northern Spain, Oct. 16, 2016.
Photo by Jesus Diges

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Focusing On GOP Senate

Koch Brothers

To the Republicans in the red "Can't Afford Katie" T-shirts, it's as if Donald Trump doesn't even exist.

These activists have been sprinting through Pennsylvania neighborhoods, talking to people about how bad Democrat Katie McGinty would be as a U.S. senator. Here to help save Republican Sen. Pat Toomey - and, more broadly, the party's control of the Senate - are employees and volunteers for Americans for Prosperity, the best-known group financed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.

Similar scenes are playing out in North Carolina, Florida and Ohio.

In addition to having nail-biting Senate races this year, those four states are some of the most important battlegrounds in the presidential race. Yet the Koch activists interacting with millions of people who could be Trump's most crucial voters aren't supposed to utter a word about him or Hillary Clinton, a Democrat they'd been preparing for years to attack.

The brothers and many of their wealthy donor friends who fund the political and policy groups known as the Koch network have no interest in backing Trump. In a television interview in April, Charles Koch called Clinton and Trump "terrible role models" and trashed Trump's "monstrous" proposal for a temporary ban of foreign Muslims entering the U.S.

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T-rump's SIL

Trump TV Network

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, informally approached LionTree Advisors Chief Executive Aryeh Bourkoff about setting up a Trump TV network after the U.S. presidential election, but the investment bank does not want to be involved, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Kushner contacted Bourkoff, one of the media industry's top dealmakers, in the past few months, but there have been no further conversations, the source said on Monday. The source asked not to be identified because the discussions were private.

Kushner, the owner of the weekly New York Observer newspaper, is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka.

To set up a television network, Trump would have to negotiate with cable and satellite carriers, which can be an arduous task. It can then take years to turn a profit. Fox News Channel, the most-watched U.S. cable network, took five years to be profitable.

It might be easier and less expensive for Trump to launch an online streaming service.

Trump TV Network

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Fans dressed as Dark Vader, left, and Chewbacca are pictured in a bathroom as they attend 53rd Antalya Film Festival in Mediterranean Turkish resort of Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.
Photo by Emre Tazegu

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Donates To Donnie

Thiel

Silicon Valley heavyweight Peter Thiel (R-Repeal the 19th Amendment) will give $1.25 million as his first donation in support of Donald Trump's campaign after endorsing the U.S. Republican presidential candidate earlier this year, a spokesman for the investor said on Sunday.

The donation will be made through a combination of political action committee donations and money directly to the campaign, the spokesman said. So far, billionaire Thiel has been the most prominent supporter of Trump from the country's technology hub.

A co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook Inc who sits on that company's board of directors, Thiel offered a full endorsement of Trump while speaking at the Republic National Convention in July.

Thiel has not made any donations to the campaign of Trump's opponent in the Nov. 8 election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the spokesman said.

Thiel

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Calls For Clean-Up

Greenland

Greenland's government urged the United States and Denmark on Monday to clean up 30 rusting Cold War-era U.S. military installations there, saying it was losing patience over risks of radioactive and chemical waste.

The island, which has wide powers of self-rule within Denmark, said Copenhagen had a responsibility for the abandoned U.S. military locations on its territory.

"In Greenland, there are more than 30 abandoned American military installations where the environmental and health implications of abandoned waste have not been established," its government said in a statement.

"Having waited in many cases more than 70 years for the polluter to take care of cleaning up or paying for such operations, Greenland is losing patience with changing Danish governments' vague responses," it said.

In August, a scientific study said global warming might in future decades unlock radioactive waste stored at Camp Century, an abandoned military camp built in 1959 deep under Greenland's ice sheet.

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