Dennis Powell: Surprising enchantments discovered at local roller derby (Athens News)
Wrestling is a real sport. Roller derby is, too, though it's a more colorful one. It would be easy to be misled. The team names, for instance, suggest a theatrical approach, as do the names sported by the players: "Luna Killjoy," "Cupquake," "Pimp Malady," "Addy Hominem." Add the dramatic commentary that came in this case from the excellent skate-by-skate announcer, called "Bear."
David Bruce: Wise Up! Practical Jokes (Athens News)
David Garrick, the famous 18th-century actor, once entered a coach, but the coach driver refused to move until three other passengers had climbed aboard. Therefore, Mr. Garrick surreptitiously got out of the coach three times and ostentatiously - appearing to be three different people - got aboard it. Thinking the coach was full, the driver drove off.
The philtrum, or medial cleft, is a vertical groove in the middle area of the upper lip, common to many mammals, extending from the nose to the upper lip. Together with a glandular rhinarium and slit-like nostrils, it is believed to constitute the primitive condition for mammals in general.
The human philtrum, bordered by ridges, also is known as the infranasal depression, but has no apparent function.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
Oooh! OOh! I know this one!
The philtrum is that groove in your upper lip right beneath the nose, between the nostrils
Lipless Lois Of Oregon wrote:
When I was a very little kid my big sister told me the
philtrum got made when god told me all his secrets then
pressed his finger to my lips and told me not to tell! I
asked why I didn't remember any of this, and what was the
point of telling me stuff, and smushing my lips in the
process, only to have it all forgoten anyway. She didn't
have an answer. I chose not to believe her bullshit story,
or any other crap about god.
And show off your philtrum. It's that little depression right under the
center line of one's nose, just above the bow of the upper lip.
Alan J replied:
In the center of the face betwixt the upper lip and the nose.
Somebody thought Cary Grant and Jim Morrison had especially noteworthy ones.
Ah, a question to which I know the answer: The philtrum is found on the upper lip; it's the indentation that runs from under the nose to the top of the upper lip.
Summer-like temps here. Hard to believe it's only March.
groove in the middle of the upper lip
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
Angie with her long philtrum. Poor FAS babies. Check out that zit!
MAM , wrote:
On the face: The two lines and the dent formed by them, under ones nose extending to the top of the upper lip.
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CBS begins the night with a FRESH'NCIS', followed by a FRESH'The Dovekeepers'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Josh Gad and Houndmouth.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE are Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry, Aubrey Plaza, and Echosmith.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Undateable', then a FRESH'One Big Happy', followed by a RERUN'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Ethan Hawke, Willie & Korie Robertson, and Alt-J.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Chris D'Elia and Eric Ripert.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Britt Robertson, Hidden Ritual, and Mimicking Birds.
ABC opens the night with FRESH'Fresh Off The Boat', followed by a FRESH'Repeat After Me', then a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', then a FRESH'Forever'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Kurt Russell, Jeff Ross, and Van Halen.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'iZombie'.
Faux has a FRESH'Hell's Kitchen', followed by a FRESH'New Girl', then a FRESH'Weird Loners'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.
A&E has 'Married At First Sight', another 'Married At First Sight', followed by a FRESH'Married At First Sight', then a FRESH'Surviving Marriage'.
AMC offers the movie 'Titanic', followed by the movie 'Finding Neverland'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 24 - Second Chances
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 25 - Timescape
[10:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 26 - Descent (Part 1)
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 10 - Vincent and The Doctor
[12:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 11 - The Lodger
[1:00PM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 12 - The Pandorica Opens
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 3 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Le Bistro, Anna Vincenzo's, Lido di Manhattan
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 10 - Zeke's
[4:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 3
[5:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 4
[6:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 5
[7:00PM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 6
[8:00PM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 3 - Summer
[9:00PM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 4 - Autumn NEW
[10:00PM] It's A Mad, Mad Maddie World
[11:00PM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 3 - Summer
[12:00AM] Planet Earth: Frozen Planet-Ep 4 - Autumn
[1:00AM] It's A Mad, Mad Maddie World
[2:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 3
[3:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 4
[4:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 5
[5:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 6 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of BH', then a FRESH'Newlyweds: The First Year'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Brickleberry'.
On a RERUNJon Stewart (from 3/19/15) is Will Ferrell.
On a RERUN@Midnight (from 3/18/15) are Rick Glassman, Bianca Kajlich, and Ron Funches.
FX has the movie 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon', followed by a FRESH'Justified'.
History has 2 hours of old 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Counting Cars', then another FRESH'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH'Gangland Undercover'.
[6:00AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-PLIGHT OF THE WORKING CLASS
[6:30AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
[7:00AM] THE BIRTHDAY BOYS-CERF'S FOLLY
[7:30AM] DARK BLUE
[10:15AM] THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
[5:00PM] ENEMY AT THE GATES
[10:00PM] THE BONE COLLECTOR
[12:45AM] RESERVOIR DOGS
[3:00AM] THE BONE COLLECTOR
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JESSICA ALBA (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The War of the Roses
[8:30AM] This Must Be the Place
[11:00AM] The Fabulous Baker Boys
[1:30PM] Jackie Brown
[4:45PM] Panic Room
[7:15PM] Million Dollar Baby
[10:00PM] Million Dollar Baby
[5:45AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Heels (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has 'Face Off', another 'Face Off', followed by a FRESH'Face Off', and 'Haunting: Australia'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Keith Urban, Ludacris, and Mark Little.
Professor Stephen Hawking poses for photographers upon arrival for the Interstellar Live show at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, Monday, 30 March, 2015. Christopher Nolan's film will be shown on the big screen, whilst composer Hans Zimmer leads a 60-piece orchestra and the Hall's Grand Organ in a simultaneous performance of the movie's Academy and BAFTA nominated score.
Photo by Joel Ryan
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.
Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice.
New Jersey native Stewart is being replaced by the son of a black South African mother and white European father. Noah has an international presence, and hosted a late-night talk show in South Africa, "Tonight With Trevor Noah."
Noah, who has appeared on Jay Leno and David Letterman, was the subject of a 2011 documentary film by David Paul Meyer, "You Laugh but It's True," which followed his career in post-apartheid South Africa.
A recent opinion piece by Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, lamented Indiana's new 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' as what he characterized as a "wave of legislation" which some claim is the result of the emerging power and reach of conservative "bill mills."
"There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors," Mr. Cook wrote in The Washington Post. "Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law. Others are more transparent in their effort to discriminate."
Cook was referring to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and his state's new "religious freedom" law, which gives business owners the right to decline serving customers based on religious grounds - in effect turning away LGBT customers
Some Democrats and political analysts say that the "wave" Cook refers to is not originating with voters, but rather conservative "bill mills" that finance state legislators to attend educational conferences that may provide both unified ideas and prefabricated bills to take home. Specifically, they see The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as the primary driver of conservative state laws.
The most direct challenge to multiple Bill O'Reilly controversies was published on Monday, as a cameraman whom O'Reilly claims to have rescued during 1982 coverage of Buenos Aires riots says the Fox News host made up his account.
On Fox News in 2013, O'Reilly claimed to have rescued his photographer, who was bleeding from the ear: "My photographer got run down and then hit his head and was bleeding from the ear on the concrete. And the army was chasing us … I dragged him off."
"I never fell nor was I bleeding out my ear at any time during my Buenos Aires assignment," Ignacio Medrano-Carbo said. "I do not even recall Mr. O'Reilly being near me when I shot all that footage nor after I left the unrest at Plaza de Mayo that evening. But it is not uncommon to be separated from your reporter during a disturbance such as that one."
Another member of the CBS crew, Jim Forrest, also confirmed Medrano-Carbo was paired with O'Reilly that night.
Costumes, toys, photos and autographs from Shirley Temple's 1930s film career are coming to a city near you.
A spokeswoman for the late actress said Monday that a collection of keepsakes from Temple's time in Hollywood will be exhibited at museums across the country before being put up for auction in July.
Publicist Cheryl Kagan says the travelling exhibition will begin April 30 at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York.
Among the items on view will be a baby grand piano inscribed by Theodore Steinway and a child-size race car that was a gift from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, along with Temple's autograph collection and costumes from her various films.
A probate judge on Monday instructed attorneys for the estate and heirs of Robin Williams to take eight weeks to work out disputes over property and money between the three adult children of the late comedian and his widow.
Susan Schneider Williams seeks items like the tuxedo her husband wore to their 2011 wedding and art and furniture from their home in Tiburon, California, where Williams committed suicide in August 2014. There is also a dispute over allowances to maintain that home, where she still lives.
Her attorney, James Wagstaffe, asked Judge Andrew Y.S. Cheng in San Francisco Superior Court to postpone the disposition of Williams's will for at least two more months, while a trustee for his estate and an attorney for his children lamented the will had gone to probate court.
One of the trustees for the estate, attorney Andrew A. Bassak, told the judge that Robin Williams made decisions to establish trusts for his heirs and never meant for a list of possessions to be at issue in public.
The attorney for Williams's children agreed with the trustee.
The largest association of U.S. pharmacists approved a measure on Monday at its annual meeting in California calling on members to avoid participating in executions, saying it violates a core value of the profession, an official said.
The move by the American Pharmacists Association, which has about 62,000 members, sets out ethical standards for the profession but has no authority to halt the activities of the main suppliers of drugs for executions, lightly regulated compounding pharmacies that can mix chemicals.
U.S. states have been struggling to obtain drugs for executions. Many pharmaceutical firms, mostly in Europe, have imposed sales bans because they object to having medications made for other purposes used in lethal injections.
As a result, prison systems that used to buy drugs directly from companies have been seeking the help of pharmacists to acquire the chemicals needed for lethal injections.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact New York City's ban on religious worship services inside school buildings after hours.
In a brief order, the court said it would not hear an appeal filed by the Bronx Household of Faith, a conservative Congregational church. The court's action leaves intact an April 2014 ruling by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the ban.
The appeals court had said the New York City Board of Education's regulation, created so the city would not be perceived as endorsing religious activity in a public forum, "was consistent with its constitutional duties."
That court said the ban was a reasonable way to abide by the so-called Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which provides for separation of church and state.
A picture made available on 30 March 2015 shows an Indian artist from New Delhi dressed up Lord Hanuman in a performance of the religious observance of 'Mata Ka Jagran' at the end of the Navratri festival in Bhopal, India, 29 March 2015. The Navratra festival has ended after a week long fasting among Hindu devotees.
Photo by Sanjeev Gupta
For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.
During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets dropped from helicopters then moved to Yosemite and Sequoia national parks.
"We've got the sheep where we want them on a broad geographic basis, which is a huge milestone," California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Tom Stephenson said. "We've still got to get their numbers up a bit."
Thousands of the sheep once roamed the Sierra Nevada but overhunting and disease spread by domesticated sheep herds caused near-extinction.
Between 1914 and 1986, no bighorn roamed Yosemite, and statewide their numbers hit a low of about 100. The animals were placed on the federal endangered species list in 1999.
Jean Paul Gaultier creations on display during a media preview of "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. Monday, March 30, 2015. The exhibition starts on April 1 and lasts until August 3, 2015.
Photo by Jacques Brinon
Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia.
Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting its storied nameplate. The new Continental debuts in concept form at this week's New York auto show. The production version of the full-size sedan goes on sale next year.
After more than a decade of toying with alphabetical names like LS and MKS to be more like its foreign rivals, Ford's 98-year-old Lincoln brand is embracing its heritage. It's a measure of the growing confidence at Lincoln, which is finally turning around a decades-long sales decline. And it's a nod to the importance of China, where customers know the Continental name and appreciate brands with a rich history.
The Continental was born in 1938, when Henry Ford's son Edsel commissioned a convertible he could use on his spring vacation. Thrilled by the reception he got as he drove the elegant sedan around Palm Beach, Edsel made the Continental part of Lincoln's lineup.
The Continental soon became the pinnacle of American luxury. Warner Brothers gave Elizabeth Taylor a 1956 Continental with a custom paint color to match her eyes. A darker historical note: John F. Kennedy was riding in the back of a 1961 Continental convertible when he was assassinated in Dallas.
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