M Is FOR MASHUP - October 22nd, 2014
Halloween Mashup Videos ( Better Than Candy Corn )
By DJ Useo
This has been the best Halloween I've ever had as a bootlegger. What could make it better?
Halloween mashup videos! Here's 10 very satisfying, & in some cases, scarifying mashup videos.
01-AtoZeo ( AtoZ vs DJ Useo ) - Thrillbusters (Ray Parker,jr vs Michael Jackson ) / Blood On The Doll ( Anarchy Club vs Tone Loc ) medley video by AtoZ
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV6dUYyP-_Q&feature=youtu.be )
From "The Sinister Season"
( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Wed-101514.index.html )
02-DmR of AtoZ - The Lost Souls (( We Creatures )) Ten minutes of great bootlegging, & moving Halloween imagery. The audio track has been remastered for your benefit. So worth viewing.
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=URROxct2TmQ&list=UUhOykyBWh8iex1G_4sMHSSw )
03-Skeewiff - Get Your Freak On ( Missy Elliott vs The Munsters ) This should've gone viral!
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-J9agkR9J0 )
From "MONSTER MASHUP X"
( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Tue-101414.index.html )
04-Northie - Launchpad Performance : Halloween Mashup
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=5suWdZaYNXs )
05-Mashup Ketchup - "West Coast Summertime Thriller" ( Lana Del Rey vs Michael Jackson )
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gox4LiOfT4 )
06-DJ Useo - Halloween Hands Of Death ( Alice Cooper w/ Rob Zombie vs MInistry )
( vimeo.com/77633825 )
As heard on "DJ Useo - Halloween ep 2008" -
( groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2008/10/dj-useo-halloween-ep-2008.html )
07-LeeDM101 - Six Sick 6 ( The Prodigy vs Orbital vs 666 )
( vimeo.com/7306505 )
08-Cheekyboy - Living Dead Temper Baby ( Rob Zombie vs The Prodigy )
( vimeo.com/29862174 )
09-DJ Schmolli - Frankentunes (album trailer)
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvPEOfxZC_s )
10-DJ Le Clown - Feed My Halloween ( Alice Cooper vs Danny Elfman vs 50 Cent )
( vimeo.com/75691261 )
What's left for next week's Halloween "M Is For Mashup" article? Come back & see…Ha! Ha! Ha!
( If you want more, here's last years' Halloween mashup videos article
( www.suprmchaos.com/bcEnt-Wed-103013.index.html ) )
Amanda Madden, Kevin Amend: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Smuggling Drugs into Prison (Cracked)
Growing up, I never once thought that I would ever intentionally commit a serious crime. I was a good kid with good morals. Life, though, will sometimes put you in a position that forces you to take crazy risks. My risk just happened to involve sneaking drugs into jail by tying them to my penis.
Vote Or Buy A Bullet Proof Vests For Your Kids, Ad Tells Black Americans (YouTube)
"The ad is in black and white, and features a young mother and her son in her kitchen. She puts her coffee mug down to distract her son from a video game he's playing.
Charlie Brooker: "Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town - if you're playing as a woman" (Guardian)
It's a stealth adventure with nowhere to hide and hundreds of respawning enemies waiting to attack you the moment you stand out in any way.
Hadley Freeman: Why are Halloween costumes so 'slutty'? (Guardian)
It's time to ditch the sexy Halloween witch. This is the perfect opportunity for women to show off their creativity, not their side boob.
Robert Evans, Joe Lozito: "Cops Won't Help You: 7 Things I Saw as a Real Slasher Victim" (Cracked)
Maksim Gelman, noted crack addict and man-about-town, flipped out in February of 2011 and stabbed his stepfather to death over an argument about a Lexus. During the next 28 hours he would fatally stab two more people (a woman he had a crush on and her mom), kill a fourth by running him down with a car, and wound several more innocent New Yorkers via random stabbings.
Matt Novak: 50 Years of the Jetsons: Why The Show Still Matters (Smithsonian)
Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.
Matt O'Brien: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong (Washington Post)
America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.
AsapSCIENCE: Butter vs Margarine (YouTube)
"You're cooking a meal for the one(s) you love, thus you'd like to serve them and yourself the healthiest versions of delicious foods. One recipe calls for butter. As you do the grocery shopping, you stop and look at all the possible versions of that ingredient. Butter. Margarine. Low-cal and low-fat. Which one is best for you? ASAP Science provides information that can help make the healthiest choice, if we so choose." - Neatorama
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Michelle in AZ
From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'
from Marc Perkel
Hello Bartcop fans,
As you all know the untimely passing of Terry was unexpected, even by him. We all knew he had cancer but we all thought he had some years left. So some of us who have worked closely with him over the years are scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. My job, among other things, is to establish communications with the Bartcop community and provide email lists and groups for those who might put something together. Those who want to play an active roll in something coming from this, or if you are one of Bart's pillars, should send an email to email@example.com.
Bart's final wish was to pay off the house mortgage for Mrs. Bart who is overwhelmed and so very grateful for the support she has received. Anyone wanting to make a donation can click on this the yellow donate button on bartcop.com
But - I need you all to help keep this going. This note isn't going to directly reach all of Bart's fans. So if you can repost it on blogs and discussion boards so people can sign up then when we figure out what's next we can let more people know. This list is just over 600 but like to get it up to at least 10,000 pretty quick. So here's the signup link for this email list.
( mailman.bartcop.com/listinfo/bartnews )
from that Mad Cat, JD
In The Chaos Household
Shocking! Conservatives Favor Fox
A Pew Research Center study released Tuesday shows a stark difference in media consumption when it comes to liberals and conservatives.
The study, which was conducted from the end of March through April 29th and spoke to 2,901 web respondents, concluded liberals tend to get their information mostly from CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and The New York Times; none significantly more than the other. In contrast, conservatives favor Fox News Channel. For the respondents categorized as mostly conservative, 47% cited Fox News as their main source for news on government and politics.
Outside of Fox, conservatives cited the Wall Street Journal, Breitbart, the Drudge Report, The Blaze, and radio shows hosted by Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh as outlets they depend on. Overall, conservatives said they distrusted two-thirds of the news sources they were asked about.
Liberals trusted 28 of the 36 sources they were given: 15 percent favored CNN, 13 percent chose NPR, 12 percent identified with MSNBC, and 10 percent with The New York Times. On the cable news end, CNN topping MSNBC among liberals is an interesting development as MSNBC has the most amount of liberal hosts and contributors across cable news and identifies itself as a progressive network.
Among all ideological groups, the most trusted outlets were The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, BBC, NPR, and Google News. On the dubious side, BuzzFeed ranked as the least trusted outlet, followed by The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Glenn Beck Program, The Ed Schultz Show, and Al Jazeera America.
24 Hour Plays
Actors often complain about short rehearsal times, but some of entertainment's biggest names - including Melanie Griffith, Amanda Seyfried, Uzo Aduba, Peter Dinklage, Nina Dobrev and Pablo Schreiber - are about to have virtually none.
They'll be appearing next month in the 14th annual benefit "The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway," which asks over a dozen actors, six writers and six directors to come up with six original short plays over the course of a day. Proceeds help the Urban Arts Partnership.
Rosie Perez, the actress and co-host of "The View" who is the artistic chair for the partnership and a veteran of the 24-hour plays, had this advice for participants: "Anything you can do outside of being reckless and taking illegal substances do it! You're going to need everything."
The other stars who have agreed to participate include Sasha Alexander, Jamie Chung, Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Michael Ealy, Seth Green, Bryan Greenberg, Taran Killam, Zoe Kravitz, Justin Long, Aasif Mandvi, Stephen Merchant, Diane Neal, Jay Pharoah, Sebastian Stan, Julia Stiles, Tracie Thoms and Michael Kenneth.
The directors include America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty"), Andy Fickman ("Reefer Madness!") and Kathy Najimy ("Veronica's Closet"). Writers include Christina Anderson ("Good Goods"), Bekah Brunstetter ("Oohrah!"), comedian David Cross, David Lindsay Abaire ("Rabbit Hole") and Jonathan Marc Sherman ("Things We Want"). Sarwat Siddiqui, the winner of a young writers' project from Fordham University, will join the playwrights.
24 Hour Plays
Argentina Complains To BBC
Argentina's ambassador in London has made a formal complaint to the BBC, accusing Jeremy Clarkson, the host of globally popular TV motoring show "Top Gear," of provocative and insulting behavior during the filming of an episode in Argentina.
Alicia Castro visited the BBC's offices in person on Monday to allege that Clarkson had evoked memories of the 1982 Falklands war during filming and then made insulting remarks about the Argentine government and people.
Diplomatic relations between Britain and Argentina have been strained ever since the war over the sovereignty of the remote islands, 300 miles off the Argentine coast, which they respectively refer to as the Falklands and the Malvinas.
Clarkson, 54, has been censured in the past by the BBC for using racist language and has courted controversy on several occasions during his time on the light-hearted magazine-style show.
America Says No
Cappuccino Potato Chips
America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.
Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists - Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese. Parent company PepsiCo Inc. says about 1 million total votes were cast online for the Do Us A Flavor promotion, a sales driver it has launched in more than a dozen countries.
In the U.S., bags of the four finalist flavors hit shelves in late July and people were able to vote on Facebook and Twitter for their favorites through this past weekend. It was the second year for the U.S. contest, which is designed to send customers to stores in search of the flavors. Last year's winner, Cheesy Garlic Bread, is still on shelves.
The winner, Meneko Spigner McBeth, was informed at a dinner for finalists Monday night in New York City. McBeth, a registered nurse from Deptford, New Jersey, will get $1 million or a set percentage of a year in sales, whichever figure is larger.
The contest began in the United Kingdom, where Frito-Lay sells chips under the Walkers brand. Since then, it was launched in 14 countries before coming to the U.S. last year. Winning flavors in other countries include Pizza in Saudi Arabia, Shrimp in Egypt, Sunday Roast in New Zealand, Pickled Cucumber in Serbia and Aline's Caesar Salad in Australia.
Cappuccino Potato Chips
Toys R Us Pulls Dolls
Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.
The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines.
Toys R Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves.
On Monday, Bryan Cranston, the actor who played White, responded to the controversy, tweeting, "I'm so mad. I am burning my Florida mom action figure in protest."
Drops Turner Channels
Dish Network has stopped carrying Turner Broadcasting's channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as the companies failed to renew their distribution deal.
Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said on Tuesday it worked for months to come to an agreement with Dish and accused the satellite TV company of "operating in a disruptive manner".
Turner and Dish, which is led by media mogul Charlie Ergen, did not disclose if higher carriage costs led to the breakdown of the talks.
AMC Networks, home to popular shows such as "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" and "Mad Men", was dropped from Dish's network in 2012 due to a legal dispute.
3rd Time In 2 Months
An outgoing Tennessee state senator is not going away quietly.
Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, was arrested twice over the weekend over incidents involving his neighbor, police said.
On Friday, police said, Summerville was arrested and charged with stalking neighbor Cecilia Donaven. He was later released on bail.
Summerville, whose term in the Tennessee Senate is up later this year, was arrested again Saturday on assault charges after allegedly leaving jail and threatening Donaven. This time he was released on $10,000 bond on the condition he would stay away from Donaven.
In August, Summerville lost his bid for re-election in the Republican primary. Last month, he was arrested after several Dickson residents complained the one-term senator was sitting and drinking in their yards.
Campaign Consultant Pleads Guilty
A political consultant hired for the failed 2012 campaign of Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for a U.S. Senate seat pleaded guilty on Tuesday to siphoning off about $1.8 million in campaign funds for his personal use, prosecutors said.
Kenneth "Buddy" Barfield was charged with embezzling campaign funds and using the money for his mortgage, tuition for his children, investments and other personal expenses, prosecutors said.
Barfield, 58, has been released on bond and faces up to 20 years in jail, prosecutors said. A date for his sentencing hearing has not been set yet.
Dewhurst, a Republican, lost the 2012 primary for the Senate seat to Ted Cruz, who then won the general election for the office. Dewhurst was not immediately available to comment.
The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.
The four-minute video on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' website compares the white, two-piece cotton "temple garments" to holy vestments worn in other religious faiths such as a Catholic nun's habit or a Muslim skullcap.
The footage is part of a recent effort by the Salt Lake City-based religion to explain, expand or clarify on some of the faith's more sensitive beliefs. Articles posted on the church's website in the past two years have addressed the faith's past ban on black men in the lay clergy; its early history of polygamy; and the misconception that members are taught they'll get their own planet in the afterlife.
The latest video dispels the notion that Latter-day Saints believe temple garments have special protective powers, a stereotype perpetuated on the Internet and in popular culture by those who refer to the sacred clothing as "magical Mormon underwear."
Keeping Dinosaur Mummy
Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck.
State Historical Society Director Merl Paaverud said officials have reached a $3 million deal to keep the rare mummified fossil on display at the North Dakota Heritage Center, where it will serve as a cornerstone for the facility's $51 million expansion.
The deal means the state can pursue fundraising from private sources, Paaverud said. While the $3 million must be raised within four years "or the deal is off," Paaverud said he's optimistic.
The 67 million-year-old Edmontosaurus with fossilized skin was found in 1999 by high school student Tyler Lyson on his uncle's ranch near Marmarth, in southwestern North Dakota. Lyson, who went on to earn a doctorate in paleontology from Yale University, is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian.
The dinosaur itself is enormous. Dakota's body, fossilized into stone, weighs about 8,500 pounds, and two other portions, including a tail and an arm, bring the total to about 10,000 pounds.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: San Francisco at Denver, NBC, 23.79 million.
2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 17.76 million.
3. "NCIS," CBS, 17.26 million.
4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 16.14 million.
5. NFL Football: NY Jets at New England, CBS, 16.09 million.
6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.32 million.
7. "The OT," Fox, 13.78 million.
8. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 13.28 million.
9. Football: Notre Dame at Florida State, ABC, 13.25 million.
10. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 12.74 million.
11. "Football Night in America," NBC, 12.61 million.
12. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 12.34 million.
13. "Madam Secretary," CBS, 12.28 million.
14. "Scorpion," CBS, 11.51 million.
15. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.39 million.
16. "The Big Bang Theory" (Monday repeat) CBS, 11.38 million.
17. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 10.90 million.
18. "The Good Wife," CBS, 10.88 million.
19. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.70 million.
20. "Scandal," ABC, 9.91 million.
In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.
The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal.
Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.
As managing editor first and later as executive editor, Bradlee engineered the Post's reinvention, bringing in a cast of talented journalists and setting editorial standards that brought the paper new respect.
When Bradlee retired from the Post newsroom in 1991, then-publisher Donald Graham said: "Thank God the person making decisions in the last 26 years showed us how to do it with verve and with guts and with zest for the big story and for the little story."
With Watergate, Bradlee himself became a big part of a story that epitomized the glory days of newspapers - back before web sites, cable chatter and bloggers drove the talk of the day.
Actor Jason Robards turned Bradlee into a box-office hit with his Oscar-winning portrayal of the editor in the 1976 movie "All the President's Men," which recounted the unraveling of Watergate under the reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Bradlee's marriage in 1978 to Post star reporter Sally Quinn (his third) added more glamour to his image.
He was one of the few to know the identity early on of the celebrated Watergate source dubbed Deep Throat, revealed publicly in 2005 to be FBI official W. Mark Felt.
In enduring partnership with publisher Katharine Graham, Bradlee took a stand for press freedom in 1971 by going forward with publication of the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of the Vietnam War broken by The New York Times, against the advice of lawyers and the entreaties of top government officials. The ensuing legal battle went all the way to the Supreme Court, which upheld the right of newspapers to publish the leaked papers.
The Post's decision to publish helped pave the way for all of the smaller, difficult ones that collectively produced the newspaper's groundbreaking coverage of Watergate.
Bradlee "set the ground rules - pushing, pushing, pushing, not so subtly asking everyone to take one more step, relentlessly pursuing the story in the face of persistent accusations against us and a concerted campaign of intimidation," Katharine Graham recalled in her memoir.
Quinn disclosed in September 2014 that her husband had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years. She described him as happy to be fussed over and content even in decline. "Ben has never been depressed a day in his life," Quinn said in a C-SPAN interview.
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was born Aug. 26, 1921, a Boston Brahmin reared in comfort but for family financial setbacks in the Depression and a six-month bout with polio at age 14.
He hurried through Harvard in three years to take his place on a Pacific destroyer during World War II. On his return in 1945, he helped start a daily newspaper in New Hampshire, but it folded 2½ years later for lack of advertising.
He landed his first job at the Post in 1948 when a rainstorm in Baltimore prompted him to skip a job interview there and stay on the train to Washington.
He happened to be riding a trolley car past Blair House in 1950 when Puerto Rican extremists opened fire on the presidential guest house while President Truman was staying there. Bradlee turned it into a page-one eyewitness story.
Restless at the Post, he left the paper in 1951 to become press attache at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Two years later, he joined Newsweek's Paris bureau and spent four years as a European correspondent before returning to Washington to write politics.
He happened to buy a home in Georgetown in 1957, a few months before Sen. John F. Kennedy and his wife moved in across the street, the beginning of an intimate friendship and a proximity to power that burnished his credentials as a journalist and brought him rare insights into government.
Bradlee's access to Kennedy continued through JFK's presidency, bringing Bradlee scoops for Newsweek, and experiences that he ultimately turned into the 1975 book, "Conversations with JFK." The release brought Bradlee much attention and cost him a valued friend, Jacqueline Kennedy, who thought the book a violation of privacy and stopped speaking to Bradlee.
Bradlee had been in Newsweek's Washington bureau four years when he found the nerve in 1961 to telephone Post publisher Philip Graham to propose that The Washington Post Co. buy Newsweek.
Four years later, it was a conversation with Philip Graham's widow that proved pivotal for Bradlee. Katharine Graham had taken over the Post after her husband's suicide and was looking to inject new life into the paper. In a quotation that has become Post lore, Bradlee told her over lunch that if the managing editor's job ever opened up, "I'd give my left one for it."
Bradlee soon had the title of deputy managing editor and an understanding he would move up quickly. As recounted in Howard Bray's book, "The Pillars of the Post," managing editor Al Friendly cautioned Bradlee, "Look, buster, don't be in a hurry." Bradlee smiled and replied: "Sorry, but that's my metabolism." He succeeded Friendly three months later.
Bradlee had four children from three marriages: Benjamin C. Jr., Dino, Marina and Quinn. His first two marriages, to Jean Saltonstall and Antoinette Pinchot, ended in divorce. Quinn Bradlee, his son with Sally Quinn, has battled a variety of ailments, including a hole in the heart and epilepsy, and was eventually diagnosed with a genetic syndrome called VCFS.