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  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results

    06/24/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    United States Senate ^ | June 24, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results June 24, 2016 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement in response to initial reporting of ‘Brexit’ returns. Sen. Cruz urged the United States to respect the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national...
  • You Will Never Unsee This Wondrously Strange Fake Japanese Advertisement for Donald Trump

    06/18/2016 10:20:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | June 16 2016 | Katy Waldman
    ... We could not resist getting [Mike] Diva, whose real name is Mike Dahlquist, on the phone. Katy Waldman: You’ve tweeted that all you want to do is “make stuff that is pretty/funny/terrifying at the same time.” How would you break down the percentages in this video? Mike Dahlquist: Honestly, I tried to make it as even as possible with those three things: funny, terrifying, pretty. That’s what I’m going for with all my work. Trump, of course, is already terrifying. Seeing his face everywhere has been something we’ve all have to deal with ...
  • Borges and $: The Parable of the Literary Master and the Coin

    06/18/2016 5:41:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Longreads ^ | June 14, 2016 | Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
    Nothing is less material than money. . . . Money is abstract, I repeated, money is future time. It can be an evening in the suburbs, it can be the music of Brahms, it can be maps, it can be chess, it can be coffee, it can be the words of Epictetus teaching us to despise gold. Money is a Proteus more versatile than the one on the island of Pharos. —Jorge Luis Borges, “The Zahir” I fell in love with Jorge Luis Borges when I was a freshman in college. That year, full of hope and confusion, I left...
  • Donald Trump wrong that 'there's no real assimilation' by U.S. Muslims

    06/18/2016 12:25:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | June 18, 2016 | Louis Jacobson
    After the mass shooting in Orlando by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reiterated his call for a temporary ban on Muslims coming to the United States ... Trump [to Sean Hannity], "Assimilation has been very hard. It's almost -- I won't say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close. And I'm talking about second and third generation. They come -- they don't -- for some reason, there's no real assimilation." ... We concluded that the implication of what Trump said -- that Muslims want to isolate themselves from...
  • People Love This Girl Who Walked Out Of Her High School Graduation Ceremony

    06/17/2016 1:25:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 16, 2016 | Leticia Miranda
    People Love This Girl Who Walked Out Of Her High School Graduation Ceremony “I got my diploma and there was no reason for me to stay for the rest of it.” ... [A]s soon as she got her diploma, she walked right out of the building. “I walked out because I got my diploma and there was no reason for me to stay for the rest of it,” she said. “I didn’t want to sit with all the people. That’s a lot of traffic to sit in after.” ...
  • Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity

    06/16/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2014 | Uploaded by Celebrity Universe
    Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity.
  • The ‘magnanimous, bipartisan and dignified’ letter George H.W. Bush left for Bill Clinton before ...

    06/15/2016 11:39:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 13, 2016 | Adam Boult
    Full title: The ‘magnanimous, bipartisan and dignified’ letter George H.W. Bush left for Bill Clinton before leaving office When a President of the United States steps down from office, he will traditionally leave behind a note for his successor in the Oval Office. The note penned by George HW Bush to Bill Clinton has gone viral in recent days, after it was shared on social media by Twitter user @CameronJJJ, who described it as “magnanimous, bipartisan & dignified.”The note penned by George HW Bush to Bill Clinton has gone viral in recent days, after it was shared on social media...
  • Considering a career path in the pot industry? Here's what you should know

    06/12/2016 6:39:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 11, 2016 | Brooke Edwards Staggs
    Some have messy buns and sleeve tattoos. Some have salon cuts and $2,000 suits. Some are joining blue-collar unions, getting health benefits as they grow and sell a plant they’ve long loved. Some say they never touch it, but they’re standing guard outside shops and fiercely lobbying legislators in Sacramento to ensure that others can. As public support and legalization of cannabis spreads, those who’ve quietly worked in California’s medical marijuana industry are slowly emerging from the shadows. And professionals who never would have considered joining the industry a couple of years ago are leaving behind traditional careers in law,...
  • A Milestone For Women In Politics: Libertarians Reflect on Hillary's Nomination

    06/11/2016 10:07:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 10, 2016 | ReasonTV
    Hillary Clinton's lock on the Democratic nomination is a historic milestone for our country, and these libertarian women are so proud...
  • Muhammad Ali pallbearers will include Will Smith and Lennox Lewis

    06/07/2016 10:36:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2016 | Chuck Schilken
    Actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the eight pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service Friday in Louisville, Ky. The legendary boxer died June 3 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Other pallbearers at the service will include Jerry Ellis — brother of the late Jimmy Ellis, who was Ali’s former sparring partner and former world heavyweight champion — and several relatives and close friends. Smith received an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in the 2001 movie “Ali.”
  • Le Wrath di Khan | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim (Star Trek II: the opera)

    06/07/2016 9:50:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2009 | Adult Swim
    Star Trek II: the opera.
  • Phyllis Curtin, American Soprano Who Championed New Music, Dies at 94

    06/07/2016 8:04:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Margalit Fox
    Phyllis Curtin, an American soprano celebrated as a champion of new music, died on Sunday at her home in Great Barrington, Mass. She was 94... A mainstay of the New York City Opera in the 1950s and ’60s, Ms. Curtin was noted for the purity of her voice, the sensitivity of her musical phrasing and the crystalline perfection of her diction. On the opera stage and in recital, she gave the premieres of dozens of works by 20th-century composers — “more first, and last, performances than any singer in history,” as she was fond of saying, ruefully...
  • 40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

    06/05/2016 9:02:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 138 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sam Adams, Sean T. Collins, David Fear, Noel Murray, Jenna Scherer, Scott Tobias
    It's odd to think that, once upon a time, a TV show set in space -- one that declared, in its opening narration, as the cosmos being the "final frontier" -- was considered the pop-cultural equivalent of an unwanted party-crasher. Yes, a concept like Star Trek was both of its time and clearly ahead of it; history has more than vindicated Gene Roddenberry's notion of boldly going where no man had gone before. But given the number of top-notch shows set in the far reaches of the galaxy and that used genre for pulpy and profound purposes over the last...
  • Casey at the Bat - June 3, 1888

    06/03/2016 1:25:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 3, 2016
    The poem, Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in The San Francisco Examiner on this date in 1888: Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day;the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,a sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game. A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The restclung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;they thought, if only Casey could...
  • Q&A with Michael Ramirez (political cartoonist)

    06/02/2016 10:42:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael Ramirez and Brian Lamb
    Michael Ramirez talked about his career as an editorial cartoonist and his book, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Obamacare.
  • North Korean state media offers support for ‘wise politician’ Donald Trump

    05/31/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has faced an unusual amount of criticism from foreign leaders — in large part because of his combative tone and unorthodox policy suggestions. This week, however, he found an unlikely international voice of support — in North Korean state media. State outlet DPRK Today published an editorial Tuesday that called the business mogul a "wise politician" and said he could be good for North Korea. “There are many positive aspects to Trump’s ‘inflammatory policies,' ” the author of the article wrote, according to a translation from NK News. “Trump said he will not...
  • He made the real Donald Trump into @realdonaldtrump on Twitter

    05/31/2016 8:06:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    AP via the San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | May 31, 2016 | Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent
    Peter Costanzo is the man who helped turn Donald Trump into @RealDonaldTrump. That, of course, is Trump’s Twitter account — a high-octane portal for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to pump out insults, political attacks and self-promotion to more than 8 million followers. But the billionaire’s foray into the world of social media began with a much simpler purpose, yet one that’s still distinctively Trump: making money. Costanzo crossed paths with Trump in 2009 when he was working as online marketing director for the publishing company putting out the businessman’s book, “Think Like a Champion.” Twitter was still in its...
  • Actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today

    05/30/2016 5:11:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 30, 2016
    American actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today. He is best known for his role of David Bowman in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "2010: The Year We Make Contact" as well as his role as David Clemens in the 1962 film "David and Lisa" which also starred Janet Margolin and Howard Da Silva. He also appeared in the 1974 cult film, "Black Christmas." In television, he made guest appearances in many shows. Also, science fiction fans might remember him as Devon in the short-lived series, "The Starlost." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Dullea http://keirdullea.org/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001158/ https://www.ibdb.com/Person/View/38649 http://www.lortel.org/Archives/CreditableEntity/11226
  • Is Rush Limbaugh in Trouble?

    05/30/2016 12:46:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 230 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ethan Epstein
    Earlier this year, as that unmistakable bass line of the Pretenders’ My City Was Gone faded into the background, Rush Limbaugh opened his daily three-hour broadcast with characteristic bombast. “[According to the] latest research data,” he intoned, “the audience is expanding at near geometric proportions, as people seek guidance, answers, explanations, information, and an answer to the basic question, ‘What the hell is happening out there?’" ... And yet, there are signs that all is not well in the Limbaugh radio empire. Because even as his influence is sky high and his dominance at the top of talk radio remains...
  • Killing of gorilla to save boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrage

    05/29/2016 2:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 140 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2016 | Barbara Goldberg
    The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough but necessary choice. More than 2,000 people signed a petition on Change.org that sharply criticized the Cincinnati Police Department and the zoo for putting down the animal and called for the child's parents to be "held accountable for their actions of not supervising their child." Cincinnati police on Sunday said the parents had not been charged, but that charges could eventually be sought by...
  • Memorial Day

    05/29/2016 8:27:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | various
    Items not excerpted are in the public domain. In Flanders Fields By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not...
  • 'Hijab Day' at this Boston area high school was canceled, but it got people talking

    05/26/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    PRI.org (Public Radio International) ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Bell
    Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in “World Hijab Day” early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression of their faith. At Medford High, the plan was pretty straightforward ... The date was set for February 1. But soon after Hijab Day was announced, the Medford public got wind of it. And there was a wave of phone messages, emails and social media...
  • Paul McCartney: 'I was depressed after the Beatles broke up'

    05/24/2016 1:32:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Mark Savage
    Sir Paul McCartney has talked candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, confessing he considered giving up music altogether. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes, he said he had been at a loss when the band fell apart in acrimony in 1970. "It was difficult to know what to do after The Beatles. How do you follow that?" ... The Beatles officially split in 1970 with the release of Let It Be, but the seeds of their demise were sown a year earlier, when the band appointed Allen Klein as their manager, against Sir Paul's wishes...
  • Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema?

    05/24/2016 12:33:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 100 replies
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    Were the 1950s the Golden Age of Science Fiction Cinema? I think so. What do you think? From Wikipedia: List of science fiction films of the 1950s A list of science fiction films released in the 1950s. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. They have been released to a cinema audience by the commercial film industry and are widely distributed with reviews by reputable critics. This period is sometimes described as the 'classic' era of science fiction theater. Much of the production was in a low-budget form targeted at a teenage audience....
  • Restaurant owner found guilty of death by chicken tikka masala

    05/23/2016 6:23:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The owner of an Indian restaurant was found guilty Monday of killing one of his customers — after he cut corners whipping up an order of chicken tikka masala. A jury in Teesside Crown Court in North Yorkshire, England, found 52-year-old Mohammed Zaman guilty of manslaughter and gross negligence because he switched out almond powder for a cheaper ground nut mix containing peanuts, according to the BBC.
  • San Jose Man Convicted On Sex Tourism, Obstruction Charges

    05/22/2016 7:21:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    A federal jury has found a San Jose man who traveled to Manila several times to have sex with an underage girl guilty of sex tourism. A federal jury on Friday also convicted 56-year-old Michael Lindsay of obstruction charges.
  • Lake Mead declines to lowest level in history

    05/22/2016 7:15:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Desert Sun | May 20, 2016 | Ian James
    Link only per agreement with Gannett
  • New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

    05/22/2016 3:38:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    AP via SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paul Elias
    First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car. The woman's shooting death Thursday was the tipping point for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who forced Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down after months of mounting pressure. The new chief inherits the daunting task of turning around a troubled department in a city deeply divided by race — and doing it fast. "Reforms, reforms, reforms," acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin...
  • Listen online tonight: Los Angeles Philharmonic performs Mahler's Third Symphony

    05/22/2016 2:42:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Sunday, May 22 | 7 pm 
PDT / 8 pm MDT / 9 pm CDT / 10 pm EDT Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Tamara Mumford, mezzo-sopranoWomen of LA Master ChoraleLA Children’s Chorus Mahler: Symphony No. 3
  • Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

    05/22/2016 9:57:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 110 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | May 21, 2016 | Mark Washburn
    On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000-a-day rented cottage. It was dusk, no traffic on the path and his father would sit next to him. A two-block, 30-second ride. She said sure. What could go wrong? In the next four hours, Mall says she was pinned to the ground by police, repeatedly accused of being drunk, frogmarched barefoot aboard a ferry in handcuffs, jailed in leg irons and...
  • Donald Trump coming to Anaheim next week

    05/21/2016 2:54:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 21, 2016 | Lily Leung
    ... Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, will make a rally stop at the Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday, according to his campaign website ... Sen. Bernie Sanders will be making a campaign stop in Irvine on Sunday and another Tuesday at the Anaheim Convention Center ... Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, also is expected to be in Orange County next week, according to a campaign email sent Saturday. No other event details were immediately available ...
  • Donald Trump to Ben Carson: You’re Fired… From My VP Team

    05/21/2016 12:19:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Ben Carson has the ability to say everything he shouldn’t at exactly the wrong time. Since the former neurosurgeon has taken up the role of working on Donald Trump’s vice presidential team, he has suggested that the candidate may pick a Democratic running mate, dropped she-who-must-not-be-named Sarah Palin as a potential pick and earlier generally questioned a number of the presumptive nominee’s habits from his Twitter use to lack of pragmatism. So he was off the VP team in a hurry.
  • This is the Netflix hack the world has been waiting for (Smartflix)

    05/21/2016 11:49:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    BGR ^ | May 21, 2016 | Yoni Heisler
    Because Netflix doesn’t own the global licensing rights to all of the movies and TV shows it carries, a good deal of its programming remains completely unavailable to subscribers outside of certain geographic regions. Indeed, one of the reasons why Netflix is so intent on developing its own original programming is precisely because they don’t have to deal with thorny licensing issues. Now if you find yourself in the frustrating position of wanting to watch something on Netflix that is otherwise geographically restricted, there’s a new desktop app that can help turn that dream into a reality.
  • Star Trek Beyond | Trailer #2 | Paramount Pictures International

    05/21/2016 10:01:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paramount Pictures International
    To survive, they must go beyond. Watch the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond now!
  • Hitting the bottle to cope with the kids ... : Staff reveal what it's REALLY like to work at Disney

    05/20/2016 9:36:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Caroline McGuire
    Full title: Hitting the bottle to cope with the kids and how 'have a magical day' is code for 'go f*** yourself': Staff reveal what it's REALLY like to work at Disney Working at a Disney theme park is a dream for many children, but it turns out that dressing up like a fairy tale princess isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Employees at the company's theme parks have been sharing revelations about their jobs on the anonymous confessions app Whisper and the stories range from heartwarming to heartbreaking. Among the secrets shared, staff members revealed that they...
  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    05/19/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Spencer
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. The big question now: How did they get to Florida? "They didn't swim from Africa," University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko said. "But we really don't know how they got into the wild."
  • Roots: The Groundbreaking Series Reimagined

    05/18/2016 9:52:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    History Channel ^ | May 17, 2016
    HISTORY® premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
  • 'NCIS' Star Sean Murray on Michael Weatherly's Final Episode and New Beginnings: ...

    05/17/2016 9:17:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Entertainment Tonight (ET) ^ | May 17, 2016 | Philiana Ng
    Full title: 'NCIS' Star Sean Murray on Michael Weatherly's Final Episode and New Beginnings: 'People Are Afraid of Change' It's the end of the road for NCIS' Michael Weatherly. The 47-year-old star bids farewell on Tuesday to the longtime CBS procedural after 13 seasons and more than 300 episodes playing the charming goofball, NCIS Special Agent Tony DiNozzo. Though Weatherly acknowledged that the end was inevitable, jokingly telling ET's Kevin Frazier earlier this month that he "should've left years ago," his co-star and friend Sean Murray remains hopeful for the occasional cameo. "[In] the world of NCIS, characters come and...
  • Kevin Smith Is Making an Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai TV Show

    05/16/2016 2:10:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    io9 ^ | May 16, 2016 | Cheryl Eddy
    A series based on wonderfully weird 1984 cult science fiction classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension is likely coming to TV, courtesy of Kevin Smith, and we have The Flash to thank (or blame, depending on your point of view). Read on, Hong Kong Cavaliers. The source of this unholy tidbit is Smith himself, who said on a recent installment of his podcast that his directorial stint on The Flash was such a slam dunk that it opened new doors all over Hollywood. One of those doors was at MGM, a studio that found great success...
  • A Letter From Michael: (Michael Ramirez cartoons no longer posted at Investor's Business Daily)

    05/16/2016 1:16:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    michaelpramirez.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael P. Ramirez
    A Letter From Michael: It's with great sadness that I announce the end of the Investor's Business Daily daily print edition and the end of a great editorial page, as you know it. I am proud of the work that we've accomplished over the last ten years that I have been co-managing the page and the many years before that. Wes Mann & company have constituted the finest editorial team- one that delivered real news and real issues without the filter of political correctness. It was a beacon for the truth. I was proud to work with them and our...
  • If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 35

    05/16/2016 11:12:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 16, 2016 | AwakenWithJP (JP Sears)
    If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 35
  • Singer Julius La Rosa, fired on Godfrey show, dies at 86

    05/15/2016 10:12:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2016 | Steve Karnowski
    Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," whose firing live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953 overshadowed his successes that followed, has died at age 86.
  • The Fascinating History of a Latin Death Hymn You’ve Heard Many Times Without Knowing It (Dies Irae)

    05/15/2016 9:04:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | May 8, 2014 | Aisha Harris
    There’s a musical piece you’ve likely heard many times before—but unless you have a particularly trained ear and are also hip to the catalog of Medieval Latin hymns, you probably haven’t noticed it. It’s a musical pattern from “Dies Irae,” a haunting chant for the dead, and CBC Radio host Tom Allen has put together an impressive video history of the work.
  • Brad Torgersen on H. P. Lovecraft's cultural Marxist critics

    05/11/2016 10:33:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 11, 2016 | Brad Torgersen
    I am not a Lovecraft devotee, since horror is not really my niche. I've been tangentially aware of the surge in Lovecraft-bashing, ever since World Fantasy Convention caved in on their trophy squabble. Now that the man's literary works are falling into the public domain, it seems there are a heap of people who want to re-do, un-do, re-work, or otherwise "colonize" the man's fiction legacy. Ah, cultural Marxism: same as it ever was. Here's the rub, though. Seeing people who are literally babies in the field, already planting their flags as "historic" persons, come to overturn the smelly...
  • Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (narrator of Forensic Files)

    05/09/2016 1:21:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Peter Thomas, who died April 30 at the age of 91, was a narrator with a great distinctive voice. He was known as the narrator of Forensic Files AKA Mystery Detectives. He also did many commercials, documentaries, and other voice-over work. A World War II veteran himself, he was also known for his love of veterans. RIP, Mr. Thomas Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (Gannett - no excerpting allowed)‘Forensic Files’ Narrator Peter Thomas Dies at 91WikipediaIMDb If you want to hear his voice, here are some samples on YouTube: Cool Whip Frosting Commercial - Charity Commercial Spoof...
  • Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

    04/20/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.
  • Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart Wanna Know What Love Is in the New Equals Trailer

    04/18/2016 2:40:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    io9 ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Whitbrook
    Admittedly, they don’t seem to be having a lot of trouble finding out what love is, but the futuristic dystopian society they live in where all emotion is supposed to have been eradicated probably doesn’t approve. We’ve already seen a brief glimpse of Drake Doremus’ creepy scifi romance movie, but this fresh new trailer gives us a lot more insight into the horrifying world Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) live in, where people who feel anything get taken away and pumped with drugs to genetically alter themselves back into calm, emotionless citizens.
  • CrazyRussianHacker, Plagiarist and DMCA abuser! #WTFU

    04/18/2016 1:24:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2016 | Thunderf00t
    So when I first made a video showing that CrazyRussianHackers idea about using dry ice for an air conditioner was basically suicidal, I really didnt think anything would come of it. Then recently he filed a DMCA takedown of my video. This resulted in a strike against my account and me losing access to certain features. Now thats a special brand of idiot who makes a video about a suicidal way to chill the air, then files a baseless copyright takedown of the only warning about how dumb that idea is. Especially against a guy like me who has a...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival offers cinema variety

    04/18/2016 9:08:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 15, 2016 | Antonie Boessenkool
    Laguna Beach's LSD culture in the 1960s, a cranky widower befriended by his chatty neighbors and a man who's dealing with the fallout from his reality show days are all stories that will be told at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year. At this, the 17th annual festival, there are more than 400 features, short films and documentaries from 50 different countries. It's a chance to see things that likely won't appear elsewhere, especially in the United States. The festival starts this Thursday and runs until the following Thursday. "The largest misconception about any film festival is that these...
  • 'He Can Change': The New York Post Endorses Carol's Boyfriend (satire)

    04/16/2016 6:58:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Carol's boyfriend is a mercurial figure -- a potentially nice guy, but unreliable, dangerous, and married to someone else. Exactly who he is can be hard to make out amid his capriciousness, his lying, and his occasional descents into violence... But he can change. What else to expect from someone who reflects the baser passions? It'll be different when Carol fixes him. It'll be different when he leaves his wife. It'll be different when he kicks the habit. It'll be different when he gets back on his feet again. The therapy will change him. And Carol can learn to stop...