M Is FOR MASHUP - RERUN - June 4th, 2014
Welcome the Mashup Videos of Spring
By DJ Useo
This week I bring you only mashup videos. Have fun viewing with your peepers.
Summer Booty 2014 Voicedude Preview Godzilla Mashup
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlsJtXRFifk&feature=youtu.be )
Party Ben-Boulevard of Broken Songs (The Original Video)
( vimeo.com/92634400 )
The Homogenic Chaos vs Elliphant vs Papa Roach
( vimeo.com/91955423 )
ZigmondFraud - "Plane Fall Riddim" (Dutch E Germ Vs. Minotaur Shock)
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0FWX7CSkFQ )
DJ Useo "Voices Forever" ( The Police vs T.Rex vs The Flaming Lips )
( vimeo.com/95434891 )
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4zEsLWrv30 )
Tweylo-Nowhere Eden ( Peter Gabriel, Missy Elliot & Jay Z ft. Magnetic Man )
( vimeo.com/40556812 )
Hahnstudios-Wedding Omen ( Billy Idol vs Magic Affair )
( vimeo.com/91098073 )
mARKYbOY-"Are You Gonna Go to Hell" ( Lenny Kravitz vs Madison Avenue )
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlrKO9Q0A0U )
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Stephanie McNeal: New Yorkers Are Being Pretty Chill About The Bombing So Everyone Calm Down (BuzzFeed)
Don't worry, America, we got this.
Andrew Tobias: Christie Turns Out To Have Lied About Bridge Gate From The Start
This strikes me as a really big deal: CHRIS CHRISTIE KNEW ABOUT BRIDGE LANE CLOSINGS AS THEY HAPPENED, according to prosecutors in the US Attorney's office, based on statements from two of Christie's top people. So, first off, yes, they purposely caused the citizens of New Jersey tremendous inconvenience - that could even have been life threatening (if you were in an ambulance, say) - which gives an extraordinary meaning to the term "public service." Amazing.
Christina Cauterucci: Rice's Marching Band Trolled Baylor for Sexual Assault Scandal (Rice)
As far as this anti-rape blogger is concerned, Rice's joke on Baylor struck the right tone. It punched up at the school's administration and called out the rapists who got away with their crimes for too long. It forced Baylor fans watching the game to consider the remarkable failings of the team they support and the school that supports it. It also brought discussions of toxic masculinity, athletic immunity, and rape culture in football directly onto the football field, where it's almost always ignored.
Jim Newell: Clinton makes the case that she's the authentic one (Slate)
[…] her view: that politics is a slog and always will be, and one that requires the work of both insiders and outsiders working mutually, over lifetimes, to make change.
J. C Breen: 5 Documentaries That Sabotaged Their Own Message (Cracked)
Documentaries are like the overscrupulous nerds of the film world. Every time an 18-wheeler blows up behind Shia LaBeouf in Merked: The Angela Merkel Story, it's a documentarian's job to push the glasses up the bridge of their nose and say, "Well actually, Ms. Merkel achieved most of her major accomplishments via diplomacy. Also, she was a German woman, not a perpetually-hoarse-sounding American man."
The Incredible Double Lives Of Your Favorite Celebrities (Cracked)
Wherever you're reading this, look around you. Assuming you're not in the bathroom, the people surrounding you all have secret lives you may never know about. And that's not just the case for random schlubs, either. For celebrities, keeping closeted passions out of the limelight can be difficult.
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Shares Personal Story At Fundraiser
It's not easy for anyone to share an abortion story, but Andy Richter did just that on Sept. 10. Host of the second Sexy Beast, the art-themed fundraiser for Planned Parenthood L.A. (PPLA) held at The Theater at Ace Hotel, Richter took attendees at the event back to the early 1990s, when he and his then-girlfriend (and now-wife), comedian Sarah Thyre, were starring in Jill Soloway's stage production of The Brady Bunch.
"I'd like to share a story," he began. "In 1992, my girlfriend and I were having a rough time. We'd been performing in a show together for a couple of years, but it had come to an end, and we found ourselves living apart. She was in New York City working three jobs; I was in Chicago jobless and sleeping on my mother's couch. The strain of living apart, and the stress of being two young people attempting to make a living as performers and writers was really taking a toll on its relationship. So when she called me to tell me that she was pregnant, it was not exactly happy news."
"Luckily for us Planned Parenthood existed," Richter continued. "My girlfriend knew that she was not ready for motherhood, and I knew that I was in no way prepared to be a father. I drove from Chicago in my battered old Toyota pick-up to be with her when she went to Planned Parenthood to terminate her pregnancy. Her choice to get an abortion was a choice that she made with assuredness. She knew that she was doing the right thing for everyone involved. But I can't say it was easy. She was sad, and I was sad, and it was sad. But to this day, I know that she will tell you that she made the right decision."
Richter's story took another sad turn before a very happy conclusion. "Soon after I returned to Chicago, the strain of our long-distance relationship became too much for us, and Sarah and I broke up," he said. "But then, what seems like five minutes after that, we realized that breaking up was the stupidest thing we'd ever done. So we got back together, and we got engaged, and we got married, and we had a couple kids, and a parrot and two dogs. And so far, we've been married for 22 wonderful years. Planned Parenthood gave two young struggling people the ability to do the thing that is in their name: We got to plan parenthood. When we could barely care for ourselves, much less a newborn, we were able to choose the time when we brought a child into our lives. Planned Parenthood allowed my wife to make the decisions she needed to make in order to control her body and her health, and maintain her life and her future. And for that, I will be eternally grateful."
The organization, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in October, provides reproductive health, sex education and family planning services, as well as discreet, safe access to abortions for women across the country. The Los Angeles chapter is now in its 50th year of operation. The Sexy Beast event was attended by Rose McGowan, Matt Walsh, Jennifer Tilly, Breeda Wool, Vivian Bang, UTA's Josh Roth and OWN's Tina Perry-Whitney. Dozens of artists and art world luminaries also attended, including Alex Israel, Casey Jane Ellison, Orion Martin, dealers Esther Kim Varet, Shula Nazarian, and Jeff Poe and NADA art fair director Heather Hubbs.
'Beauty and the Beast' 25th Anniversary
It's a tale as old as time - just when you think you can't get any more nostalgic, something brings back all those happy childhood memories.
On Sunday, Angela Lansbury surprised the audience at the 25th anniversary screening ofBeauty and the Beast, in New York's Alice Tully Hall, by singing the film's titular song.
In the film, Lansbury voiced Mrs. Potts, the castle's cook who was magically transformed into a teapot, who also sang the song.
Audience members were predictably enchanted by Lansbury's unexpected performance.
Cafeteria Worker Quits
A school cafeteria worker has quit over what she considers a "lunch shaming" policy in a Pennsylvania school district.
Stacy Koltiska resigned last week from Wylandville Elementary School in the Canon-McMillan School District after she had to take a hot lunch away from an elementary school student because the child's parent had fallen more than $25 behind in paying for his school lunches.
"His eyes welled up with tears. I'll never forget his name, the look on his face," she said.
The Canon-McMillan School District enacted the policy this year to deal with a backlog of about 300 families who owed tens of thousands of dollars. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade will lose their hot lunch but be allowed to charge a cold sandwich, fruit and milk to their meal accounts if their parents owe more than $25. Older students get no lunch at all if their parents owe more than $25.
Koltiska understands the problem the district is trying to address, but argues the children shouldn't be embarrassed or punished if the accounts fall into debt.
Tardigrades, also known as "water bears," are microscopic animals capable of withstanding some of the most severe environmental conditions. Researchers from Japan have now created the most accurate picture yet of the tardigrade genome, revealing the neat tricks it uses to stay alive.
In a new study published in Nature Communications, geneticist Takekazu Kunieda and his colleagues from the University of Tokyo present a genetic analysis of Ramazzottius variornatus, arguably the toughest and most resilient species found in the entire tardigrade clan. Their results show that tardigrades have evolved a unique arsenal of strategies to cope with stressful conditions, including a protein that protects its DNA from radiation damage.
When the researchers transplanted this protein to cultured human cells, the same protections still applied-a finding with potential applications to cellular preservation methods, genomic therapies, and the burgeoning science of transgenics.
Tardigrades are strangely adorable microscopic creatures that are capable of withstanding some of the worst that nature can throw at them. Classified as "extremophiles," they can survive freezing, total dehydration, radiation, and even the vacuum of space. Tardigrades are an ancient species that diverged from ancestral animals back in the pre-Cambrian period (~600 million years ago), and likely evolved their own unique genes over a protracted period of time.
Smashes Yet Another Heat Record
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday said August's temperature of 61.74 degrees (16.52 Celsius) was .09 degrees (.05 Celsius) warmer than the old August record set last year, and was the 16th consecutive month of record-breaking heat. NOAA monitoring chief Deke Arndt said it was also the hottest summer, with 2016 on pace to smash last year's record for the hottest year.
August 2016 was also 1.66 degrees (0.92 Celsius) warmer than the 20th-century average. It was the fifth hottest month of any kind recorded, going back to 1880. Six of the 17 hottest months on record have been the summer months of 2015 and 2016.
The June-through-August summer was 2.18 degrees (1.21 Celsius) warmer than the 20th-century average and beat the old summer heat record, set last year, by one-fifth of a degree (0.11 Celsius), NOAA said.
NOAA's announcement came on a day when 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including Stephen Hawking and 30 Nobel laureates, released an open letter urging American leaders not to pull out of an international agreement to curb global warming.
Organizer and MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel said the scientists wrote the letter in response to the Republican party platform that rejects the Paris climate agreement reached last December. The letter said presidential nominee Donald Trump's advocacy of withdrawing from that agreement would "send a clear signal to the rest of the world: The United States does not care about the global problem of human-caused climate change."
AG Defends Pay Off
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Crooked) on Tuesday defended her decision three years ago to solicit $25,000 from Donald Trump at the same time questions were arising about Trump University.
The Republican and former prosecutor said she had no regrets about asking Trump for money and no regrets about keeping the donation even after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had filed a lawsuit against Trump University.
The 2013 check to a committee supporting Bondi's re-election campaign from the Donald J. Trump Foundation (R-Slush Fund) violated a federal prohibition against charities giving money to political groups.
Trump has said in the past that he expected and received favors from politicians to whom he has given money.
Trump hosted a March 2014 fundraiser for Bondi on the lawn of his palatial Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Attendees were asked to give the $3,000 maximum individual donation allowed under state law.
Used Charity Funds
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R-Grifter) used funds from his charitable foundation to pay settlements in legal cases involving his businesses, an apparent violation of laws governing non-profits, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
The cases involved a combined $258,000 paid out by the Donald J. Trump Foundation -- a charity almost entirely funded with other people's money, the newspaper said -- and follow a review of legal documents and the foundation's tax records.
The newspaper carried out a weekslong investigation into the charity's finances, finding that Trump himself has not contributed a dollar since 2009. The group is funded by donations from third parties instead.
The Trump Foundation also made transactions that appeared to be exclusively for the benefit of the real estate mogul or his businesses, apparently in violation of regulations governing charities, the Washington Post said.
In one case, the charity paid $20,000 in 2007 for a six-foot portrait of Trump, the newspaper reported.
Deports U.S. Pastor
President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who was banned from neighboring South Africa last week over his anti-gay views.
Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by saying "there's 50 less pedophiles in this world".
Khama told Reuters he had ordered Anderson's immediate arrest and deportation after the pastor said in an interview with a local radio station in the capital Gabarone on Tuesday morning that gays and lesbians should be killed.
The president said Anderson had been put on a visa watch-list two days ago after being barred from South Africa but appeared to have slipped into Botswana before all border posts were fully alerted.
Banning him from South Africa on Sept. 13, that country's home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba also equated Anderson's views with hate speech.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Green Bay at Minnesota, NBC, 22.75 million.
2. "NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 16.74 million.
3. NFL Football: N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, CBS, 15.39 million.
4. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 14.41 million.
5. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 13.97 million.
6. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Washington, ESPN, 12.96 million.
7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.7 million.
8. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 12.19 million.
9. "Football Night in America" (Sunday, 7:55 p.m.), NBC, 11.86 million.
10. "Emmy Awards," ABC, 11.38 million.
11. "JonBenet Ramsey: Part 1," CBS, 10.42 million.
12. NFL Football: Los Angeles vs. San Francisco, ESPN, 10.25 million.
13. "NFL Pre-Kick," CBS, 9.26 million.
14. "Better Late Than Never," NBC, 7.64 million.
15. "Blindspot," NBC, 7.1 million.
16. "Thursday Night Kickoff," CBS, 6.89 million.
17. "NCIS," CBS, 6.37 million.
18. "Big Brother" (Tuesday), CBS, 6.35 million.
19. "Football Night in America" (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.), NBC, 6.3 million.
20. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 6.12 million.