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M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - November 28th, 2012 (The Year of the Mashup Album)

November Mashup Album Roundup

By DJ Useo

Life's good for us mashup fans. It's been even better these last eleven months, what with this being the year of the mashup album. Over the last few marked passages of time we refer to as weeks, There's been a wealth of new mashup albums. The range of styles is wide, & many established mixers have provided a splendid batch of bootleg berendiums. (Nice,eh? I get paid extra for using alliteration.) Let us cast our laptop gaze upon four new mashup albums, all worthy of being heard.

01-Mix-'ZOOT BOOTS Vol. 1'
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Production Sound - 7

Musical Appeal - 8

Tweak Advice-Not Applicable

Final Score - 8

Comment - I like this record fine. It's really wild with the thirties music mashed with modern stuff. I'm not sure everyone will go for that.Me, I'll be replaying it. There's mixes by PomDeter, Oki, G3RST, Pilchard & other talented folk. There's lots of videos for it already, too. (and they used my track with the Beatles vs Jelly Roll Morton. ;) )

02-Mix- 'MASH OF THE TITANS' From the Mashup Radio, Compiled By Panos T.
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Production Sound - 9

Musical Appeal - 9

Tweak Advice - Not Applicable

Final Score - 9

Comment - This marvelous release contains mixes from Jarod Ripley, Laura B, MashMike, Elocnep, S.I.R. & many more. It's mainstream-y in a great way. Best bonus is there's tons of super videos for the tracks. Yay, Panos T.

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Production Sound - 10

Musical Appeal - 10

Tweak Advice - Not Applicable

Final Score - 10

Comment - This is all Cro mashups by dedicated & advanced producers. Onnit you'll find mixes by the likes of Mashup-Germany, MarcJohnce, DJ Alias Y, DJ Schmolli & more. This is one very modern-sounding album. I loved it.

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Production Sound - 9

Musical Appeal - 8

Tweak Advice - Not Applicable

Final Score - 8

Comment - You'll fall in love with this collection. It's a tribute to the jazz techno band Caravan Palace, with each track a mashup. You'll be drawn into an old/new world of blends that'll have you hopping. (and buying Caravan Palace records.) Tracks onnit from from ...And Sushi! Productions, DJ Bahler, G4Gorilla, Ryan Nellis, & more.

These ought to hold you till next week's 'M IS FOR MASHUP' article and more new mashup albums! I've already heard some great previews. MM-Mmm!

Mix Of The Week

BUDTHEWEISER, the long mix legend strikes again with an actual 64 minute long mix of the 'ZOOT BOOTS Vol. 1' album mentioned above. It's hard enough to imagine the album got made at all, given the eclectic musical styles, but BTW actually drops them in one session & has it sizzling. Listen here to 'Zoot Boots Vol.1 mix'. ( )
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Mashup Tip

Never mix on an empty stomach. It adds too much treble.

Latest Useo Thing

I'm still on a Queen mashup kick, so here's another. Initial response is twice as good as usual, & usual is regularly super. 'Get Down Space Oddity Make Love' (Queen vs David Bowie vs Nicolas Jaar). = 01-queen-get down make love a capella. 02-david bowie-space oddity instr. 03-nicolas jaar-space is only noise if you can see a cappella. Mashup for demonstration purposes only. Stream or download here ( )

Extra links here ( )

Podgornio, The Mashup Psychic Predicts

Due to an alignment of Jupiter, Mars & Venus, & Snickers, country music mashups will achieve a large popularity for the forseeable future.


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Andrew Tobias: Are You a Partisan or a Parmesan?
A friend sent an email: "I've been saying 'parmesan' wrong my whole life." Did you get it, too? It included this link to the Cambridge Dictionaries Online and the instruction, "hit the speaker button." Which then intoned the following pronunciation for parmesan (as best I can render it): "penn-sil-VAYN-ya." [Unfortunately, the error has been fixed.]

Peter von Bagh: "Limelight: Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man" (Criterion)
Limelight was to be Charlie Chaplin's last American film, commenced half a decade after the end of World War II and ready for premiere in the fifth year of the Cold War, made by one of its victims, a "peacemonger" and a rebel who instead of taking the guise of the tramp is now an old clown.

Feelin' grumpy: why Art Garfunkel just can't get along with Paul Simon (Guardian)
The singer has let rip at his old friend (again). Perhaps the sound of silence would have been better?

Michael Hann: "Joy Williams: What got me through the Civil Wars breakup? Friends, therapy - and red wine" (Guardian)
The singer had to reinvent herself after the dramatic implosion of the Civil Wars. Now she has returned with the solo album Venus, full of music that just spilled out of her.

Mark Hill, Kate Dobson: 6 Insane Things You Learn When Your College Goes Bankrupt (Cracked)
Unless your college advertises on TV at 2 a.m., you've probably never thought of it as a place that could up and vanish one day. Colleges are institutions -- they're not supposed to just disappear like the sketchy taco joint down the street. But sometimes they do, and the implications are staggering. Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts school in Virginia, recently announced that it would be shutting down after its 114th year.

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David Bruce: Wise Up! Work (Athens News)
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Trivia Question from Yesterday

On December 17, 1969, with 40 million viewers watching, who married Victoria Mae Budinger on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson?

      Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury)                                                      Source

Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury; April 12, 1932 - November 30, 1996) was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He was most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice.

On December 17, 1969, with 40 million viewers watching, Tiny Tim married Victoria Mae Budinger (aka "Miss Vicki") on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. A daughter, Tulip Victoria, was born in 1971. During their marriage, Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki mostly lived apart, and divorced eight years later in 1977. He then subsequently married Jan Alweiss (1984) and Susan Marie Gardner (1995). When Tiny Tim first became well-known to the American public, pundits and journalists debated whether or not this character being presented was just an orchestrated act, or the real thing. "It quickly became clear that he was genuine," however, and that he could probably be best described as "a lonely outcast intoxicated by fame" and "a romantic" always in pursuit of his ideal dream.        Source

Randall was first, and correct, with:
   I haven't looked it up, but I'm guessing Tiny Tim

Alan J answered:
   Tiny Tim.

mj wrote:
   On that date
  Miss Vicky became the bride of Tiny Tim.

Mark. replied:
   Herbert Khaury married Victoria Mae Budinger on the Tonight Show in December of 1969.

Sandra in Maine said:
   tiny tim

STEPHEN F responded:
   Tiny Tim

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   Tiny Tim

Deborah said:
   I remember that - too young to stay up to watch it, but I recall the hype - Tiny Tim got married on the Johnny Carson show.
  Didn't he get divorced on Letterman? I kid - I don't know.
  Still enjoying an unusually cool and especially breezy May.

Adam answered:
   Tiny Tim
  'Tiptoe, through the tulips...'

DanD replied:
   The only time I can remember when somebody relatively obscure married somebody else even more obscure is when Tiny Tim got hitched up with some broad, which I imagine is Mrs. Vicky. OH, THE HOOPLA! Just another Hollywood operation to develop mind control over the masses.
  "You WILL show joy and happiness at a totally meaningless celebration (to you) when we order it!" Then we'd turn to David Letterman and fall asleep from boredom.
  Or maybe it has something to do with Queen Lizzy II the economic tyrant ... .

kenn responded:
   Tiny Tim

Harry said:
   Tiny Tim

KJK in DC wrote:
   Tiny Tim of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" fame, married his love, Victoria (aka: "Miss Vicky"), on the Tonight Show.

George M responded:
   If I recall correctly, Marty, Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki on the Tonight Show on December 17, 1969.

Michael M answered:
   That would be Mr. Herbert Khaury, his stage name (one of many), Tiny Tim. Alas, the marriage (his first of three) would only last eight years. I remember them drinking milk and honey to toast their nuptials. I must have been all of 13 at the time. Time flies - whether or not you are having fun!

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
   Tiny Tim. Uggghhh! He and Mrs. Tim even spawned. Do you think that they had a bizarre sex life. Did she have to put a bag over his head? I just always wanted him to take his act and go the fuck away!

MAM   , wrote:
   Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury 1932) was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He was most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice.

  Tip Toe Thru the Tulips, Tiny Tim on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show - 1968
  PS Gulf Fritillary caterpillars looking good.

Marian responded:
   Tiny Tim

Joe S     took the day off.

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DJ Useo took the day off.

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BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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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.

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Last Night

Overcast morning, mostly sunny afternoon.

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Tonight, Wednesday:

CBS starts the night with a FRESH 'The Briefcase', followed by a RERUN 'Criminal Minds', then a RERUN 'CSI: One Too Many'.
The programming geniuses at CBS are filling Dave's hour with reruns of 'The Mentalist'.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE (from 4/23/15) are Jason Alexander, Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, and Estelle.

NBC opens the night with 'I Can Do That', followed by 'iHeartRadio (formerly Clear Channel) Country Festival'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 4/28/15) are Jeremy Renner, Edie Falco, and Tori Kelly.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 5/6/15) are Anna Wintour, Willie Nelson, and Twin Shadow.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/31/15) are Britt Robertson, Hidden Ritual, and Mimicking Birds.

ABC begins the night with a FRESH '500 Questions', followed by a RERUN 'Modern Family', then a RERUN 'black-ish', followed by a FRESH 'Celebrity Wife Swap'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 5/15/15) are Paul Giamatti and "Science Bob" Pflugfelder.

The CW offers a RERUN 'Arrow', followed by a RERUN 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef', followed by a FRESH 'Bullseye'.

MY has an old 'The Walking Dead', followed by another old 'The Walking Dead'.

A&E has all old 'Storage Wars' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'Wild Hogs', followed by the movie 'I, Robot', then the movie 'I, Robot'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 5 - J Willy's
 [7:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 1 - La Galleria 33, Part 1
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 11 - Spin-A-Yarn Steakhouse
 [9:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 12 - Episode 4
 [10:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 12 - Episode 5
 [11:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 12 - Episode 6
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 21 - Hollow Pursuits
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 22 - The Most Toys
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish-Episode 7
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish-Episode 8
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear: Polar Special - Season 9
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear: Winter Olympics Special - Season 7
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear: Apocalypse
 [7:30PM]    Ghost Rider
 [10:00PM]    Ripper Street - Season 3 - Ep 5 - Heavy Boots NEW
 [11:15PM]    Ghost Rider
 [1:45AM]    Ripper Street - Season 3 - Ep 5 - Heavy Boots
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish-Episode 7
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish-Episode 8
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear: Polar Special- Season 9     (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Million Dollar Listing NY', followed by a FRESH 'Million Dollar Listing NY'.

Comedy Central has 3½ hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH 'Big Time In Hollywood FL'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, and Tom Lennon.

FX has 'Mike & Molly', another 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'.

History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', and another 'American Pickers'.

IFC  -   
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 [10:30PM]    PREDATOR 2

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Writers' Room-Sons of Anarchy
 [6:30AM]    Twelve Monkeys
 [9:30AM]    Sling Blade
 [12:30PM]    The Sentinel
 [2:45PM]    Starship Troopers
 [5:30PM]    Any Given Sunday
 [9:00PM]    Troy
 [12:30AM]    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
 [2:45AM]    American Psycho
 [5:00AM]    The Staircase-Last Chance - Reopening the Case    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'The World Is Not Enough', followed by the movie 'die Another Day'.

On a RERUN Conan (from 2/18/15) are Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Sage Kotsenberg, and Kristian Bush.

TCM spends the night with Sterling Hayden
 [6:15 AM]      Little Men (1940)
 [7:45 AM]      Knute Rockne All American (1940)
 [9:30 AM]      The Corn Is Green (1945)
 [11:30 AM]      Blackboard Jungle (1955)
 [1:15 PM]      The Miracle Worker (1962)
 [3:15 PM]      To Sir, With Love (1967)
 [5:15 PM]      Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
 [8:00 PM]      The Star (1952)
 [9:45 PM]      So Big (1953)
 [11:45 PM]      The Long Goodbye (1973)
 [1:45 AM]      Loving (1970)
 [3:30 AM]      Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)

 [5:15 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Ed Norton (2008)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Thursday   -  05/28/15

 [6:00 AM]      Dance Hall (1929)
 [7:15 AM]      Street Girl (1929)
 [9:00 AM]      The Runaway Bride (1930)
 [10:15 AM]      Smilin' Through (1932)
 [12:00 PM]      What Price Hollywood? (1932)
 [1:45 PM]      Professional Sweetheart (1933)
 [3:15 PM]      The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
 [4:45 PM]      Alice Adams (1935)
 [6:30 PM]      Romance In Manhattan (1935)
 [8:00 PM]      Berkeley Square (1933)
 [9:45 PM]      Time After Time (1979)
 [11:45 PM]      La Jetee (1962)
 [12:30 AM]      Dr. Who And The Daleks (1965)
 [2:15 AM]      The Time Machine (1960)
 [4:15 AM]      World Without End (1955)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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Daniel Barenboim talks about his new piano, the Barenboim-Maene concert grand, at the Royal Festival Hall in London on May 26, 2015
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50 Years Since Dylan Went Electric

Newport Folk Festival

This year's Newport Folk Festival plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 years ago.

The festival, noted for introducing performers who later became big stars, will have a secret lineup of musicians billed as '65 Revisited.

Festival producer Jay Sweet said on Tuesday that nearly a dozen contemporary musicians are included in an "all-star lineup," but the audience won't know who they are until they take the stage to close the festival with a "massive" set celebrating Dylan's 1965 performance.

Dylan first appeared at Newport as a guest of Joan Baez in 1963. His three-song electric set two years later - including "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Maggie's Farm" - is widely viewed as one of the most pivotal moments in rock 'n' roll history. It marked Dylan's break with the folk movement and spurred others to go electric as well.

The Fender Stratocaster guitar Dylan played in the performance sold at auction in 2013 for nearly $1 million, the highest price paid for a guitar at auction.

Newport Folk Festival


A man wearing a headpiece made of watermelon peel stands next to a watermelon sculpture during an annual watermelon festival in Daxing district, Beijing, China, May 25, 2015.


Manuscript To Future Library

Margaret Atwood

Under a drizzling sky in a forest in Oslo on Tuesday, Canadian literary legend Margaret Atwood submitted an unread manuscript to a project that will keep the work under wraps for the next century.

The Toronto-based Man Booker Prize winner is the first author to hand over an unpublished piece to the Future Library in Oslo.

The international project will see one writer contribute a new, unread text to the collection every year for the next 100 years.

The pieces will be kept locked up until 2114, when 1,000 trees planted for the project in a forest just outside Oslo will be cut down to provide paper for their publication.

The manuscript was sealed in a box, so no one could see how long it was, but Atwood did reveal its title: "Scribbler Moon."

Margaret Atwood


Newhead News


Robert Rodriguez to Direct

'Jonny Quest'

Robert Rodriguez has come on board to co-write and direct a live-action feature adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon "Jonny Quest" for Warner Bros.

"Pirates of the Caribbean" scribe Terry Rossio will co-write with Dan Lin producing through his Lin Pictures banner with Adrian Askarieh via his Prime Universe shingle.

The studio has been in development on an adaptation for quite some time and hopes Rodriguez's angle can help get the film off the ground. First appearing in the form of the 1964 cartoon series "The Adventures of Jonny Quest," the series follows a boy who accompanies his father on extraordinary adventures.

While the series lasted only two seasons, Quest began to build a cult following, leading to a handful of spinoff series that have helped build a fanbase over the past several decades.

'Jonny Quest'


Myanmar artists perform during a concert to mark the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relation at the National Theater, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. Korean and Myanmar artists presented traditional dances, music and opera on Tuesday at a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary diplomatic relation between the two countries.
Photo by Khin Maung Win


Failed Sobriety Test

Sam Shepard

Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard has been booked into the Santa Fe County jail on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving.

Police say Shepard was arrested Monday evening outside La Choza restaurant in downtown Santa Fe.

The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home. The officer could smell alcohol on Shepard's breath and the actor had bloodshot, watery eyes.

Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns says restaurant security called police after becoming concerned about a man who may be intoxicated. The man was trying to leave in a pickup truck, but the vehicle's emergency brake was engaged.

Police say Shepherd declined to take a breath test, but he did perform a field sobriety test, which he failed.

Sam Shepard


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Poachers Decimate Elephant Population


Mozambique has lost half its elephants over the past five years, part of a wave of poaching driven by red-hot demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies such as China and Vietnam, a conservation organization said on Tuesday.

The results of a survey indicate the southern African nation's elephant population fell to 10,300 from 20,000 five years ago, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a statement.

The survey was undertaken by the Mozambican government in conjunction with WCS and received donor funding from USAID, the U.S. government's foreign aid agency.

The poaching has been mainly in the Niassa National Reserve in the remote north near the border with Tanzania, an area where conservationists have been raising alarm bells for years.



Tibetan monks look on above a giant Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying a Buddha portrait, at a prayer ceremony to mark the Buddha's birthday, in Kangding county, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China, May 25, 2015. Chinese Buddhists celebrate the birthday of Gautama Buddha on Monday, which falls on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar.


Box Office Records


Broadway's revenue and attendance figures both hit record highs for the third season in a row, fed largely by premium prices and a steady stream of more shows.

The Broadway League said Tuesday that box offices reported a record total gross of $1.36 billion - up from $1.27 billion from the previous season. The trade association for theater owners, operators and producers said attendance was up 7.3 percent to 13.1 million.

The numbers were boosted by steadily increasing ticket prices, high demand from tourists swelling Times Square, reconfigured seating in some theaters, easier tools to buy tickets and the use of premium-priced seating, in which some tickets are snapped up for very high amounts.

The number of playing weeks - Broadway's occupancy rate - was up 8.7 percent from last season's 1,496 playing weeks to end at 1,626 playing weeks. There is a total of 2,080 total playing weeks available each year.



St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church

11-Year Protest

Outfitted with Wi-Fi, cable television, snacks and comfortable armchairs, the vestibule at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone's living room these days, if not for the brilliant stained glass window that takes up an entire wall.

The confessional area and sacristy, where priests vestments are traditionally kept, have been converted into cozy sleeping quarters complete with beds and nightstands.

Ten large, handmade "protest" quilts hang on the walls of the vaulted-roof sanctuary - one for each full year a group of rebel occupants have been taking turns squatting night and day in this long-closed Roman Catholic church.

Organizers say they have no intention of leaving until the Boston archdiocese restores their parish's standing or sells them the building outright. They say they are prepared to be arrested as trespassers, if necessary.

"This is our spiritual home," says Jon Rogers, a lead organizer. "We've been taught for years that this is our church and that it's our responsibility to care for it."

11-Year Protest


A lock of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hair, contained in a 19th-century gilt locket is posed for photographs at the Sotheby's auction house in London, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The lock of hair is estimated to fetch 10,000 to 12,000 pounds ($15,383 to $18,459, euro14,109 to 16,931) as part of the Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts auction on Thursday May 28 in London.
Photo by Matt Dunham


Lawyer Offers Livestock


A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday.

Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the first daughter.

"I got interested in her in 2008," Kiprono said, in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. At that time President Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old.

"As a matter of fact, I haven't dated anyone since and promise to be faithful to her. I have shared this with my family and they are willing to help me raise the bride price," he said.



Nielsen Survey

Liam Neeson

Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than actor Liam Neeson.

That's the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made commercials during the first three months of the year and ranked them with a calculation that takes into account likability, public awareness, influence and other factors. Its first "N-Scores" were released Tuesday. Neeson and Pierce Brosnan had identical scores of 94, although Neeson was judged to have a greater influence in getting products sold.

By looking at the effectiveness of celebrity pitchmen, the company best known for television ratings will now compete with Marketing Evaluations Inc., a company that produces the better-known Q Score, a measurement of public attitudes toward well-known figures.

Jeff Bridges stood out among celebrities for the amount of influence he carried with his fans, Nielsen said.

Other celebs with recent ads that scored well in Nielsen's measurement were Jennifer Garner, Natalie Portman, Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons, Dennis Haysbert and J.K. Simmons.

Liam Neeson



A one-day old barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) with its parents at their enclosure in Wroclaw's Zoo in Wroclaw, Poland, 25 May 2015. The Barbary macaque is of particular interest because males play an atypical role in rearing the young. Despite uncertain paternity, males are integral to raising infants.
Photo by Maciej Kulczynski



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