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  • Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

    09/22/2016 2:20:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    The latest round of athlete protests during the playing of the national anthem came Wednesday against the backdrop of recent fatal shootings of black men by the police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C. Before a win-or-go-home W.N.B.A. playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury in Indianapolis on Wednesday, every Indiana Fever player knelt and linked arms as the national anthem played. They were joined by two Mercury players, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone. The other Mercury players remained standing. Even given the high stakes of the game, Fever Coach Stephanie White told her players that she had been proud to...
  • Happy Birthday, United States Air Force

    09/18/2016 8:45:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    September 18, 2016
    Happy Birthday, United States Air Force The United States Air Force was established September 18, 1947. The U.S. Air Force song "Wild Blue Yonder" (video) Birthday of the U.S. Air Force (video)
  • Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

    09/17/2016 12:30:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2016 | Mike Hiserman
    Penn State marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach Saturday, introducing former players and displaying video tributes at the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple... The tribute ignited reaction from Paterno critics as well as supporters...
  • From "Million Dollar Man" to preacher man (former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase)

    09/17/2016 11:38:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ben Houser
    MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. -- It is nearly 11 p.m. on a late-August evening, and we're up in the sanctuary at Victory Christian Church. The congregation that once filled the church is gone, and just four of us remain: a publicist, the pastor, myself, and the subject of the interview. I prop my camera up with a few books and DVDs that went unsold. We do a check for audio levels, and then it happens. The quiet, humble man I had met only hours earlier unleashed it. He belted out that loud, diabolical laugh that only one man could deliver. It was...
  • Maid of Honor Carries Family's Dying Dog Down Aisle for Couple

    09/16/2016 1:35:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 16, 2016 | Nicole Pelletiere
    A maid of honor carried a bride's beloved dog down the aisle this month when the pup was too weak to meet her and the groom at the end.
  • Dolphins on Whales, and Other Animals Riding Animals

    09/15/2016 10:15:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 2, 2016 | Becky Little and Brian Clark Howard
    Remember “weaselpecker,” that hard-to-believe photo of a weasel riding a bird, Rescuers-style? Those types of animal interactions go viral because they seem rare to us. Yet the phenomena of species riding other species isn’t actually that unusual. In 2004 and 2006, researchers documented two instances of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) giving a lift to a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) near Hawaii... Here are some other instances of animal-on-animal action...
  • Miley Cyrus is done with red carpets because people are starving — makes perfect sense

    09/14/2016 12:56:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | Christie D'Zurilla
    People in this world are suffering, and Miley Cyrus is taking that very seriously — by ditching her publicist and skipping future red carpets. "[A year ago] I had to do the [‘A Very Murray Christmas’] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again,” she tells Elle in its October issue. “Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that's red? Because I'm 'important'? Because I'm 'famous'? That's not how I roll. It's like a skit — it's like ‘Zoolander.’"See, Miley’s not “doing it” anymore, she says, and by “doing it” she means putting on an act, being disingenuous, having people suck...
  • Star Trek: The Libertarian Edition

    09/14/2016 8:18:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | ReasonTV
    Their mission: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and leave them alone. Trade with them if they want, but mostly leave them the hell alone.
  • Backed into a corner, Sean Hannity tries to punch his way out

    09/13/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 13, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    ... As the host of one of the top radio shows in the country and with a prime-time television slot on Fox News, Hannity was easily the most visible member of the Trump-boosting media, making him a popular target. Conservatives have publicly and privately trashed him for supporting the New York billionaire, something they have argued required him to betray the very principles he had for years vowed to protect. More and more, he has found himself on something of an island, punching back at critics who say he has made a colossal mistake. And in recent weeks, the conservative...
  • Ed Edelman, crusading L.A. County supervisor, dead at 85

    09/13/2016 1:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 12, 2016 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart
    Ed Edelman, the longtime Los Angeles County supervisor whose crusading policymaking influenced many aspects of local life including child welfare, health services and environmental preservation, has died. He was 85. During his 20 years on the Board of Supervisors, Edelman championed efforts to improve the way county government treated its most vulnerable citizens while also fighting to protects parts of the Santa Monica Mountains from development.
  • Dumping Dolphins

    09/12/2016 11:41:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 12, 2016 | Michael P. Ramirez
    DUMPING DOLPHINS I have to say, after the pathetic display by the Miami Dolphins yesterday - and I'm not just talking about their usual pathetic play on the field, but rather, the silly seated protest during the national anthem - I am sad to say, the time may have come to finally hang up my fins. To be completely fair, I must confess, I actually stopped watching professional football almost two decades ago... Don't get me wrong, I am still a longtime Dolphin fan... It's just they haven't played professional football since 2002. I remember the golden days of the...
  • Lord Littlebrook dies at 87 (British midget professional wrestler)

    09/10/2016 9:32:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | September 10, 2016 | Greg Oliver
    Lord Littlebrook, easily one of the most famous midget wrestlers in history, has died after a long battle with a variety of health ailments. He was 87 years old. Born Eric Tovey on January 3, 1929 in England, he came of age as the Second World War was on, and ran away from home at age 14 to join the circus. While on a tour of the United States, the circus closed down. On a friend's suggestion, he took up wrestling. After a few months of training, he made his debut against Irish Jackie -- and lost. He was Lord...
  • Ben Carson: "Good idea" for Donald Trump to apologize for "birther" comments

    09/08/2016 1:05:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rebecca Shabad
    Donald Trump surrogate Ben Carson said Tuesday that it would be smart for Trump to apologize for his “birther” comments, made about President Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign. In an interview on CNN, the retired neurosurgeon and Trump surrogate was asked whether the “birther nonsense” was a mistake and if Trump should apologize so that black voters might be more willing to listen to him.
  • Bobby Chacon, former two-division boxing champion from Sylmar, dies at 64

    09/07/2016 6:00:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 7, 2016 | Lance Pugmire
    Bobby Chacon, a San Fernando Valley boxer who won world titles in two weight classes, died Wednesday at age 64. Chacon, who had long suffered from the effects of brain damage, fell and struck his head in a Hemet care facility early Wednesday morning and succumbed to his injuries, said Ricky Farris, president of the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame. “One of the most exciting fighters in the history of the West Coast, an amazing blood-and-guts brawler who took on the best fighters in three divisions,” Farris said of Chacon, who will be inducted into the West Coast Boxing...
  • Controversial Moments Hidden In Disney Movies

    09/07/2016 11:24:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | Looper
    When you think of Disney movies, you think of safe, wholesome fun for the entire family. But based on this list, maybe instead you should think about sad orphans and the literal embodiment of death appearing in a man's eyes shortly before he meets his grisly demise. Here are some of the most controversial moments hidden in Disney movies...
  • Hugh O'Brian, actor who played Wyatt Earp, dies at 91

    09/05/2016 6:15:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2016 | Dennis McLellan
    Hugh O'Brian, who helped tame the Wild West as the star of TV's “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” and was the founder of a long-running youth leadership development organization, has died. He was 91.
  • American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964

    09/05/2016 9:26:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 is a 1978 biography of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur by American historian William Manchester. (1) (2) In 1983, it was made into a four-part four-hour documentary series. It was hosted by John Huston and narrated by John Colicos. You can watch it online here on YouTube.
  • Fred Hellerman, Last of the Weavers Folk Group, Dies at 89

    09/03/2016 9:50:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 2, 2016 | William Grimes
    Fred Hellerman, a singer, guitarist and songwriter and the last surviving member of the Weavers, the quartet that in the 1950s helped usher in the folk music revival, died on Thursday at his home in Weston, Conn. He was 89... With songs like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Goodnight Irene” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” the Weavers brought folk music to a mass audience, paving the way for singers like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary, who galvanized a young, politically conscious audience in the 1960s. Mr. Hellerman’s mellow baritone, rock-steady guitar and songwriting talent made him...
  • Cow Fart Regulations Approved By California’s Legislature

    09/02/2016 12:01:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    AP via KCBS ^ | September 1, 2016
    California’s Legislature has approved regulations on cow flatulence and manure – both blamed for releasing greenhouse gases
  • Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films ... dead at 65

    09/02/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Nicole Bitette
    Full title: Actor Jon Polito, known for roles in Coen brother films 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Miller's Crossing,' dead at 65 Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like "The Big Lebowski," "Miller's Crossing" and "Barton Fink," has died. He was 65.
  • Legendary 747 designer Sutter dies age 95

    08/31/2016 9:19:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies
    ATWOnline | Air Transport World ^ | August 30, 2016 | Guy Norris
    Joe Sutter, who was dubbed “Father of the 747” by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, has died at age 95. As the former chief engineer of Boeing’s 747, Sutter is credited with leading the birth of the first widebody airliner, which ushered in the globe-shrinking age of mass air travel.
  • The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It's Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!)

    08/27/2016 2:41:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | August 26, 2016 | Duncan Fyfe
    Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental." The cut-and-paste legal rider must be the most boring thing in every movie that features it. Who knew its origins were so lurid? For that bit of boilerplate, we can indirectly thank none other than Grigori Rasputin, the famously hard-to-assassinate Russian mystic and intimate of the last, doomed Romanovs. It all started when an exiled Russian prince sued MGM in 1933 over the studio's Rasputin biopic,...
  • How to Spot Authentic Mexican Food

    08/27/2016 10:13:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 209 replies
    Eat in OC ^ | August 25, 2016
    There are over 38,000 Mexican restaurants across the United States. Mexican food is the most popular international cuisine in the U.S., representing 42% of all ethnic food sales. It’s represented on the menus of one in every 10 restaurants in the United States. With so many Mexican restaurants to choose from, the real question becomes how to spot authentic Mexican food.
  • Prospector finds monster gold nuggets because it's 1851 apparently

    08/25/2016 2:17:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 24, 2016 | Johnny Lieu
    "Striking gold" is mainly a term to express when someone gets really lucky nowadays, but by golly, someone has actually done it. A 145-ounce gold nugget has been reportedly found in Victoria, Australia by a real life prospector and could be worth more than A$250,000 ($190,710) when it goes to auction. The big 'ol nugget has been named "Friday's Joy" on account of the day it was found.
  • Lucille Ball's Very First Los Angeles Home Is for Sale

    08/25/2016 11:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lauren Smith
    Back in 1933, a 22-year-old Lucille Ball had just landed her first movie role in Roman Scandals and signed a contract with RKO. What's a soon-to-be movie star to do? Buy a house, of course. Which is why she snatched up this bungalow on the border of West Hollywood so she could be close to all the action.
  • Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight

    08/24/2016 10:40:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 24, 2016
    The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight. The 302ft (92m) long aircraft - which is part plane and part airship - was damaged during the flight from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire.
  • Ann Coulter: In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! (book)

    08/23/2016 1:07:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Amazon ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ann Coulter
  • The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

    08/23/2016 9:58:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | August 23, 2016
    ...Film-making today, whether massively expensive or made with tiny budgets, shot on celluloid or video, is thriving artistically as much as it ever has. But today you’ll find greater diversity in the kinds of films being made, if not in the people who are making them. That’s why we, the editors of BBC Culture, decided to commission a poll of critics to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century. Last year, we asked critics to name the greatest American films of all time, and we were surprised that only six films made since 2000 made the top 100....
  • 2016 Hugo Awards

    08/21/2016 2:34:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | August 20, 2016
    The 2016 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Administration of the 2016 Hugo Awards is exclusively the responsibility of MidAmeriCon II. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards Web Site. 3,130 valid final ballots were cast by the members of MidAmeriCon II. Per the WSFS Constitution, each category must have at least 25% (1,488 ballots) participation; otherwise “No Award” must be presented in this category. This did not happen in any category. In the list below, we show the...
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?

    08/17/2016 7:02:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?
  • Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

    08/17/2016 2:52:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 17, 2016
    Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is the 33rd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty new players - no returning players - divided into two tribes of ten players each, divided by age. Survivor: New Millennials vs. Gen X cast and twists revealed This season will be held in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. This is a different place than where Survivor: Fiji was held. The...
  • Mika Brzezinski Learns About 'Furries' | msnbc (from 2014)

    08/07/2016 12:20:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2014 | MSNBC
    Mika Brzezinski learns what a "Furry" is and promptly runs off set.
  • 19 Amazing Caterpillar Transformations

    08/04/2016 1:44:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Both butterflies and moths have four stages of life – they go from the initial egg to a caterpillar, then to a cocoon and finally to a butterfly or moth. We often think that whatever comes out of the cocoon is always more beautiful than the caterpillar that made it, but in some cases, this is not the case. In these 19 pictures, you’ll see the transformation, and decide for yourself if you prefer the caterpillar or the butterfly/moth… Click on any of the images to see the transformation!
  • A Comparison of 'Yojimbo', 'A Fistful of Dollars' and 'Last Man Standing' (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

    08/04/2016 1:36:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    h2g2 ^ | November 1, 2006
    If you ask film buffs which is Akira Kurosawa's greatest film, most would say Seven Samurai. However, if you ask them which is Kurosawa's most popular film, they would point to Yojimbo, a 1961 film that gave a new definition to the samurai film genre. This entry discusses the Kurosawa film and its two remakes, one of which became a classic in its own right.
  • Black lab whose fur is slowly turning white gets Photoshop battle

    08/02/2016 9:23:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 1, 2016 | Jonathan Keshishoglou
    If your dog looks like they're wearing a superhero mask, there's always someplace on the Internet more than happy to make them one. Reddit user eRadthorpe posted this photo of a 14-year-old dog (which is really just an old puppy) who has vitiligo, a condition where the skin loses its pigment. And in this case, the fur. Specifically, they posted the photo to the Photoshop Battles subreddit, which meant everyone was ready to give the dog their own.
  • Top libertarian legal scholars: Johnson and Weld are moderates, not libertarians

    08/01/2016 3:49:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | July 29, 2016 | southernconstitutionalist
    Even if you only occasionally frequent law commentary online, you have probably heard of Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute, as he is one of the most prominent voices on libertarian perspectives on the law today. Shapiro took it upon himself to respond ... to recent comments made by Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld.
  • Gloria DeHaven, Effervescent Star of MGM Musicals, Dies at 91

    07/31/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 31, 2016 | Mike Barnes and Duane Byrge
    Singer-actress Gloria DeHaven, the perky star of MGM musicals in the 1940s and a stalwart of show business for more than six decades, has died. She was 91. DeHaven, who made her screen debut in Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) as Paulette Goddard's kid sister — her father served as an assistant director on the film — died Saturday while in hospice care in Las Vegas, her daughter, Faith Fincher-Finkelstein, told The Hollywood Reporter. DeHaven suffered a stroke about three months ago, she said.
  • Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools (California)

    07/30/2016 12:37:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 30, 2016 | Darcy Costello
    The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California's religious colleges and universities. A bill moving through the Legislare would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious institutions, potentially exposing the schools to civil rights lawsuits from students and employees.
  • The True Story: Donald Trump Did Not Mock a Reporter’s Disability

    07/29/2016 3:16:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Catholics 4 Trump ^ | July 27, 2016 | Catholics 4 Trump
    At the Democratic National Convention speakers are repeating the claim, amplified ad nauseam by the left and establishment GOP opponents over the past year, that Donald Trump mocked the disability of New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski. This accusation has served as a very convenient tool to both smear Trump’s character and to avoid having to confront him on substantive political issues. But is it true? Here is the story the media is not telling you.
  • Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

    07/29/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    io9 ^ | July 29, 2016 | Germain Lussier
    This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven't seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind's first trip to Mars in 2033--and io9 is proud to exclusively debut the first trailer.
  • Photo shows mangled Tesla from fatal crash; NTSB says car was on Autopilot and speeding

    07/26/2016 1:08:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Charles Fleming
    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report and photo concerning the first known fatality of a Tesla car using Autopilot. And it’s pretty gruesome. Earlier reports had stated the a Model S struck a big rig while traveling on a divided highway in central Florida, and speculated that the Tesla Autopilot system had failed to intervene in time to prevent the collision. The crash killed 40-year-old Ohio resident Joshua Brown, who was the driver of the Tesla. The driver of the truck was not injured.
  • Hugh Hewitt: Winners and losers in Cleveland

    07/25/2016 6:56:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    ...Donald Trump came, saw and conquered. His children went four for four in terrific speeches with Ivanka almost stealing the night from her father. But it was the original Trump who milked his long Thursday night speech — purposeful and a ratings bonanza — to lay out his message in disciplined, audience-by-audience focused fashion... Five stars for all the Trumps...
  • Melvin Durslag, longtime Los Angeles sportswriter and columnist, dies at 95

    07/19/2016 7:00:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jill Leovy
    Melvin Durslag, a sports columnist who covered the Los Angeles scene for decades beginning in 1939, died Sunday at a convalescent home in Santa Monica after a brief illness, according to friend and former colleague Larry Stewart. He was 95. Durslag was said to string “together words like Nolan Ryan strings together strikeouts,” in the words of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
  • How Disneyland has changed decade by decade

    07/17/2016 6:38:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Orange County Register (multiple links in body of thread) | July 11-17, 2016 | Mark Eades
    Part 1: This is how Disneyland looked in 1955Part 2: This is how ​Disneyland changed from 1956 to 1959Part 3: Here's how Disneyland looked and changed in the 1960sPart 4: This is how Disneyland looked in the 1970sPart 5: Star Tours, Captain EO, Splash Mountain – see how Disneyland changed in the 1980sPart 6: From 'Fantasmic!' to Toontown, this is how Disneyland changed in the 1990sPart 7: Gold, diamonds and new lands for the new century at Disneyland
  • Noah's Ark theme park is impressive, but its 'facts' don't hold water

    07/16/2016 2:10:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 16, 2016 | Tom Eblen
    Noah's Ark replica made of 3.1 million board feet of timber Creationist theme park tries, fails to make theology scientific Many Christians don't see conflict between faith, evolution
  • Donald Trump and Mike Pence discontinue suggestive logo after internet mockery

    07/16/2016 10:29:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 16, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Donald Trump and Mike Pence pulled out of their potentially X-rated new logo. A day after the internet mocked the Republican ticket's suggestive symbol, which showed a T penetrating a P, the campaign rolled out a revamped look.
  • The End of Robots, More or Less

    07/15/2016 6:09:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 14, 2016 | Larry Schweikart (FReeper "LS")
    THE END OF ROBOTS, MORE OR LESS: I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Everywhere I go service is utterly horrible, even with companies once known for service. 1) people don't listen. No matter how clearly you state an order, explain your need, people don't listen. I'm not just talking about fast-food---it's everywhere. I spent hours with a saleswoman for a new home we were building. I stated again and again, "We have plenty of money for a down payment, but my monthly payment CANNOT be more than $X". Again and again she would mindlessly print out a...
  • New Trump-Pence logo gives some people the giggles

    07/15/2016 1:33:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 131 replies
    AP via the Star Tribune ^ | July 15, 2016 | Michelle R. Smith
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a new campaign logo that's giving some people the giggles. The logo was released Friday as Trump announced his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • 'Game of Thrones' reigns with 23 Emmy noms and Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' earns four nods

    07/14/2016 12:48:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 14, 2016
    The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are out. "Game of Thrones" has the most chances to win big on Emmy night with a staggering 23 nominations. And "The People v. O.J. Simpson" is a close second with a total of 22 nods. Drama series "Fargo" is in third with 18 noms, and "Veep" continues to be a large presence at the Emmys with 17 nominations total. Proving that there is truly no limit to this singer's reach Beyoncé film "Lemonade" is also up for four awards. Take a detailed look at the nominees by the numbers, read first...