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  • Ranking All 10 Star Wars Movies Worst to Best

    05/31/2018 7:11:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2018 | Durbania
    Now that I've had time to think about Solo: A Star Wars Story, it's time to rank all 10 live action Star Wars movies worst to best. How would you rank the Star Wars movies?
  • Memorial Day

    05/28/2018 12:53:24 PM 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 blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high....
  • A proper place for sports and the national anthem

    05/27/2018 2:45:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | May 27, 2018 | Jeff Kallman
    ... We might suggest American (and Canadian, for that matter) professional sports leagues can it with national anthems before every last game or race but save it for games played on significant national holidays. Would it be terribly un-American if "The Star Spangled Banner" was saved for opening baseball games played on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labour Day, to name the three major such holidays occurring during baseball season? Before football, basketball, and hockey games played on Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Presidents' Day? Before NASCAR races run on most of those holidays? (For that matter, would Canada consider...
  • Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

    05/20/2018 12:35:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2018 | Mike Barnes
    Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103. Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes. With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen.
  • Cavuto responds to social media reaction to his commentary

    05/05/2018 8:01:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 4, 2018 | Fox News / Neil Cavuto
    Cavuto's 'Common Sense' commentary about President Trump sparked backlash among viewers. Neil shares his response.
  • The Hill to end attendance at WHCA dinner without 'major reforms'

    05/01/2018 5:52:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2018 | Joe Concha
    The Hill said Tuesday it is pulling out of future White House Correspondents' dinners without “major reforms” to the event following the controversy that erupted over comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at this year’s dinner on Saturday. “The Hill, which has participated in the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner for many years, does not plan at this time to participate in the event moving forward,” James Finkelstein, The Hill’s chairman, wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to Steven Thomma, executive director of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “In short, there's simply no reason for us to participate in something that...
  • Melania Trump's State Dinner Menu Slammed As 'Froo-froo Garbage' By Pundit (Erick Erickson)

    04/25/2018 4:57:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 230 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 25, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    First lady Melania Trump’s menu for the state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte was described as “froo-froo [sic] garbage” by a conservative pundit, who suggested the fare was out of touch.In a tweet, Erick Erickson mocked the menu selected by Melania—who eschewed an event planner in favor of organizing the occasion herself—which included a rack of lamb and jambalaya... Erick Erickson ✔ @EWErickson This menu is why I could never be President: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/384422-first-lady-releases-menu-details-for-macrons-state-visit … I'd serve fried chicken and mashed potatoes with sweet potato pie for dessert. None of this unpronounceable froo-froo garbage.1:14 PM - Apr 23,...
  • Ann Coulter: I Prefer KGB Agents To Americans

    04/17/2018 3:49:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    RedState ^ | April 17, 2018 | Grant Gambling
    Ambassador Nikki Haley is under fire over being “confused,” according to the White House, about when or if new sanctions on Russia are coming. Ann Coulter wasted no time in saying the most outrageously stupid thing she could muster. Worse than Putin?
  • What Should Have Happened at the Facebook Hearing

    04/14/2018 11:21:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 14, 2018 | ReasonTV
    It was hard to watch Mark Zuckerberg's congressional hearing without liking congress a lot less. In between the rampant showboating and clumsy soundbites, it became clear that a lot of legislators don't know enough about technology to competently regulate it. And even if they did, the federal government's track record on surveillance and privacy rights is less than sterling.
  • I Was a Liberal Who Worked at Fox News. Here's What That Taught Me About Arguing Politics

    04/11/2018 7:17:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    Time ^ | April 10, 2018 | Sally Kohn
    It may seem surprising for a liberal commentator like myself, but from 2010 to 2013, I worked in the most prominent den of American conservatism: Fox News. During my time at the network I came to realize how condescending I’d been in my views about not only the people who worked at Fox News but the people watching at home. And condescension is just a snooty form of prejudice; we are only condescending to those we feel are inherently beneath us. The more I got out of my own liberal bubble, the more I met other conservatives who were neither...
  • Apple Lands Isaac Asimov ‘Foundation’ TV Series From David Goyer & Josh Friedman

    04/10/2018 2:14:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Deadline | Hollywood ^ | April 10, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr and Nellie Andreeva
    In a competitive situation, Apple has nabbed a TV series adaptation of Foundation, the seminal Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy. The project, from Skydance Television, has been put in development for straight-to-series consideration... Originally published as a short story series in Astounding Magazine in 1942, Asimov’s Foundation is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire...
  • Things Dad Said While Watching TV (in the '60s & '70s)

    04/07/2018 9:23:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 5, 2018 | FredFlix
    Things Dad Said While Watching TV (in the '60s & '70s)
  • Molly Ringwald Explains Why She’s ‘Troubled’ by ‘The Breakfast Club’ Three Decades Later

    04/07/2018 8:08:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 116 replies
    IndieWire ^ | April 6, 2018 | Zack Sharf
    Molly Ringwald rose to prominence as John Hughes’ muse in the hit films “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club,” but her most beloved movies are troubling her in hindsight. In a new essay for The New Yorker, Ringwald salutes and critiques her collaborations with Hughes, finding certain scenes in the director’s films to be misogynistic and homophobic. The actress makes it clear she loves Hughes and is proud of their work together, but that doesn’t mean their films should not be analyzed under a contemporary context. While Ringwald was showing her daughter “The Breakfast Club” for the...
  • WWE Hall of Famer ‘Luscious’ Johnny Valiant dies after being struck by pickup truck

    04/05/2018 3:51:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2018 | Cindy Boren and Jacob Bogage
    “Luscious” Johnny Valiant, a wrestling star of the 1970s and ’80s and a Hall of Famer, died Wednesday of injuries he suffered when he was struck by a pickup truck as he crossed a busy street in Ross Township, Pa. The 71-year-old, whose real name was Thomas M. Sullivan, was pronounced dead at Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side, WWE announced Wednesday night. The accident occurred at about 5:30 a.m., Ross Detective Brian Kohlhepp told Triblive.com.
  • The Crossing (Science Fiction TV series)

    04/03/2018 4:45:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | April 3, 2018
    A new science fiction series, The Crossing, debuted on ABC last night. From Wikipedia: The Crossing is an American science fiction thriller series that airs on ABC. The series debuted on April 2, 2018. On March 20, 2018, ABC released the pilot episode on their website. The series is filmed in British Columbia, Canada. Refugees fleeing a war start showing up to seek asylum in an American town—but the refugees claim to be from America, 180 years in the future. Moreover, at least one of the refugees exhibits apparently superhuman powers that make her a threat.Watch the pilot episode online....
  • Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Is Going Rogue (George Conway)

    03/27/2018 9:27:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    HuffPost ^ | March 27, 2018 | Ashley Feinberg
    George Conway, husband of presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway and onetime candidate to be U.S. solicitor general, has historically not been a very active Twitter user. He joined the site over six years ago and has since sent just a few more than 500 tweets, including retweets. About 200 of those 500 tweets, though, have come this month — and of those, nearly half were written with the express purpose of castigating his wife’s boss, President Donald Trump. Something has gotten into Conway, who most famously worked for Paula Jones in her lawsuit against Bill Clinton. The corporate lawyer tweeted not...
  • How will The Americans' Final Season End? Q&A with the Creators Behind the Cold War Spy Drama

    03/27/2018 7:19:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Reason.com ^ | March 26, 2018 | Nick Gillespie & Meredith Bragg
    "We all struggle with questions of our true identity, our identity with our loved ones, and our public personas," says Joe Weisberg, the creator of FX's cold-war drama The Americans, which begins its final season on March 28, in an exclusive interview with Reason's Nick Gillespie. "In this final season, that all comes to a head for the characters, who have to deal with it in their careers as spies, challenging their loyalty to their family, but also testing it against their loyalty to one another in their marriage, and their loyalty to their country, and their core idealistic beliefs."
  • A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

    03/20/2018 11:51:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — As President Trump congratulated the World Series champion Houston Astros at a White House ceremony last week, he also heaped praise on himself and congressional Republicans for passing a sweeping tax cut last year. He hailed Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the House’s chief tax writer and an Astros superfan, as “the king of those tax cuts.” What he did not mention is that the new tax law Mr. Brady helped draft, and which Mr. Trump signed, levies a large new tax on the Astros, and similar franchises across professional sports. The law changed a corner of the...
  • Sam Nunberg Meltdown: Former Trump Aide Calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders an 'Unattractive Fat Slob'

    03/06/2018 9:01:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 6, 2018 | Christina Zhao
    Ex-Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg described White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as “unattractive” and a “fat slob” in an interview with Spectrum News NY1 yesterday, one of the many appearances he made during his spectacular media meltdown.
  • Key & Peele - Magical Negro Fight

    03/03/2018 7:41:00 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2018 | Comedy Central - Key & Peele
    Two wise black men butt heads when it becomes apparent that they're both offering advice to the same white guy.