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  • ABBA Record A New Song? Agnetha: ‘Yes, Why Not?’ Anni-Frid: ‘I Would Love To

    01/28/2016 7:39:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    ABBA has been a favorite of millions of fans since the 1970s, but the band members have not been seen together in seven years. However, BBC News reports that the group members have come together to celebrate the grand opening of the restaurant called Mamma Mia! The Party.
  • Family members of Challenger victims to mark 30 years since shuttle disaster

    01/28/2016 3:31:10 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd. June Scobee Rodgers -- widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group -- is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Fulgham. Fulgham -- not Rodgers -- will be on the stage for Thursday morning's ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. And making a rare appearance in the audience will be schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe's son, Scott, with his own family.
  • Veterans group to Trump: Keep your donations

    01/27/2016 3:15:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America founder Paul Rieckhoff tweeted Wednesday that he would decline any contributions that came from the event, which Trump has proposed in place of his attending Fox News' debate this week. "If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from Trump's event. We need strong policies from candidates, not to be used for political stunts," he said.
  • Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines: 'I'm Ashamed Ted Cruz Claims to Be American'

    01/24/2016 5:17:48 PM PST · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    Billboard ^ | 1/24/2016 by Ashley Iasimone
    Natalie Maines infamously spoke her mind about war and then-President George W. Bush back in 2003, when she told a London crowd that she was “ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.” Now, the Dixie Chicks member is bringing that comment back to mind and voicing her opinion on Republican presidential candidate (and fellow Texan) Ted Cruz.
  • This National Zoo panda could not be happier to play in the snow (Video at link)

    01/23/2016 3:24:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    As many woke up on Saturday to the latest on the blizzard slamming much of the U.S., no one had a better reaction to the snow than the National Zoo's panda Tian Tian. No one.
  • SciFi and fantasy titan David G. Hartwell passes, aged 74

    01/23/2016 1:02:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | 22 Jan 2016 at 02:01, Simon Sharwood
    Influential science fiction author and editor David G. Hartwell has died, aged 74. Hartwell edited thousands of books and was nominated for the Hugo Award 41 times. He spent the last 30-plus years as an editor for Tor Books, whose founder Tom Doherty wrote “no editor was more influential in the shaping of science fiction and fantasy than he.” SciFi co-editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden called Hartwell “our field’s most consequential editor since John W. Campbell.” Given Campbell's status as the driving force behind science fiction's Golden Age, that's high praise indeed.
  • Trump:"I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters."

    01/23/2016 10:44:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 215 replies
    .@realDonaldTrump on his loyal supporters:"I could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters."— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 23, 2016
  • Trump Spokeswoman: Malcolm X Is ‘My Idol,’ Republicans Are Racist

    01/23/2016 10:30:38 AM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    Since joining the Trump campaign as a national spokeswoman in November, Katrina Pierson has served as an attack dog of sorts for Donald Trump, attempting to expose his critics and opponents as faux conservatives who are simply pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people. And yet, Ms. Pierson’s own statements reveal she is a self-proclaimed devotee of Malcolm X (whom she has referred to as her “idol”) and has a history of attacking conservatives as racists, sneering at Christians who are unable to “handle the truth” and mocking candidates who open up about their faith on the...
  • Donald Trump Picks up Huge Endorsement

    01/23/2016 8:08:35 AM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Trump has already picked up the endorsement of virtually every prominent liberal Republican in the Senate, but this latest endorsement may well push him over the top in the minds of many Republican voters. Forget Sarah Palin, Donald Trump has found an even bigger star to tout his cause, and the case she makes is pretty compelling. Watch for yourself: Endorsement
  • Trump: When I get to Washington, I’m Going to Become Part of the Establishment

    01/23/2016 5:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Trump: When I get to Washington, I’m Going to Become Part of the Establishment so I can Make Deals With Democrats (VIDEO) I am not making this up or exaggerating what Donald Trump said. These are his words and you can see the video for yourself. Via the Blaze, Trump literally says that when he gets to Washington he’s going to become an establishment politician so that he can get some really great, super huge, classy deals done.
  • 5 dead following school shooting in La Loche, Sask., Trudeau says

    01/22/2016 3:31:22 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    CBC ^ | 01.22.2016
    Five people have died in a school shooting in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A suspect is in custody, he added. This is a breaking news update. Earlier story below. A student in La Loche said there were multiple shootings at the community school this afternoon and a nurse at the local health centre confirmed to CBC News there are patients suffering from gunshot wounds.
  • Flashback - Palin's Big Oil infatuation [End of snow forever in DC]

    01/22/2016 1:20:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    RFK ^ | September 24, 2008 | RFK Jr
    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I hurried to get my children out of the water and back to the dock, I shouted over the roaring wind, "This is some kind of tornado." The fog consolidated and a waterspout hundreds of feet high rose from the white ocean and darted across its surface, landing for a moment on a moored outboard to spin it...
  • Ted Cruz on John Roberts and government shutdown: GOP debate takeaways

    01/18/2016 3:21:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    SNIP “It is true that after George W. Bush nominated John Roberts, I supported his confirmation. That was a mistake and I regret that,” he said. But he insisted that he’d fought behind the scenes for a more reliable — and proven — conservative jurist, appellate judge Mike Luddig, for whom he had worked.
  • Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts?

    01/17/2016 11:14:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Are the NYPD to blame for The Hateful Eight's dismal box office receipts? Police claim their boycott is the reason the Tarantino film is performing so poorly Quentin Tarantino's 'hateful Eight' is tanking at the box office and police officers boycotting the newest flick are jumping to take credit. The film, which was released on Christmas day, has only grossed $49.2 million - and it may not even cover the $50 million cost of the production budget. The Weinstein Company is set to lose even more money since they spent $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion, according...
  • The Supreme Court will hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's appeal

    01/15/2016 3:30:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    The Supreme Court will hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's appeal of his public corruption convictions. The justices said Friday that they will review lower court rulings that upheld the convictions based on what McDonnell says is an overly broad definition of bribery.
  • Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion, dies

    01/14/2016 3:38:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Rene Angelil, the husband and former manager of singer Celine Dion, died Thursday. A brief statement on Dion’s website said Angelil died at home in Las Vegas from cancer. He was 73 years old. "We have asked [doctors] many times, how long does he have, three weeks, three months? Rene wants to know," Dion said in an August interview with USA Today. "But they say they don't know." He was first diagnosed with throat cancer in the late 90s. He underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his throat in 2014,
  • The Revenant – DiCaprio’s Finest (Three Stars)

    01/12/2016 6:25:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    Here is my review of The Revenant. No spoilers. If you are not interested in the discussion of movies please move on, thank you.
  • Ciara Sings National Anthem At Alabama-Clemson In Very Revealing Dress

    01/12/2016 4:40:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Ciara sang the national anthem at the Alabama-Clemson national title game on Monday night. She did a wonderful job and looked beautiful. However, she showed rather a lot of skin for 8:30 p.m. on a weeknight. People took notice and offence.
  • NCAA National Championship Thread (2) Alabama v (1) Clemson (+6.5) o/u 50.5 800pm ESPN

    01/11/2016 3:06:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 253 replies
    National Championship Thread (2) Alabama v (1) Clemson (+6.5) o/u 50.5 800pm ESPN
  • THE BELLS TOLL FOR HILLARY - The FBI is closing in.

    01/08/2016 7:39:21 AM PST · by Perdogg · 162 replies
    deral Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following:
  • Blade Runner fans: it's Roy Batty's birthday

    01/07/2016 7:13:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    It's a boy! It's a Roy! For Blade Runner fans, 8 January 2016 is a date of major significance. It's the "day of activation" for Roy Batty, one of the most charismatic and significant characters in this landmark movie. He's a replicant, or android – and, although he might not be flesh and blood, he certainly makes us think about what it is to be human. He's arguably the heart and soul of the movie, even more than its putative hero, played by Harrison Ford Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is one of the most influential films of the...
  • Ted Cruz and the Constitution’s ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Clause

    01/07/2016 6:17:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1.7.16
    Donald Trump’s comment Cruz may not be constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States has sparked discussion on the Constitution’s Natural Born Clause.
  • Listen: Levin: Both Cruz and Obama are Natural Born Citizens, Here's Why (video at Link)

    01/07/2016 3:49:02 AM PST · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin is not only a talk show host and best selling author. He is also a lawyer. In that role he runs the Landmark Legal Foundation, "America's oldest, conservative, non-profit, public interest law firm." Today he opened his radio show by explaining once and for all why both Ted Cruz, and Barack Obama meet the natural born citizen test of the Constitution for the presidency.
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • Vanity - Former Federal Prosecutor Joe Di Genova says Hillary "won't cross the finish line".

    01/04/2016 6:32:55 PM PST · by Perdogg · 58 replies
    This morning on WMAL Former Federal Prosecutor Joe Di Genova said that Hillary "won't cross the finish line", that the FBI's investigation of her and her staff was serious and would prevent her from getting the nominations. Joe DiGenova is no Dick Morris. Once I get the audio of this thread I will post it on this thread.
  • Tom Coughlin in Hall of Fame company as he leaves Giants

    01/04/2016 4:25:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Tom Coughlin resigned as New York Giants head coach on Monday as one of 13 coaches in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowls. He is the seventh coach in NFL history with 100 wins and two Super Bowl victories for a single team, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The others are Hall of Famers Don Shula, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll and Joe Gibbs, as well as Bill Belichick and Mike Shanahan.
  • Blu-ray review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ (Extended Edition) has more to love

    01/02/2016 9:49:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Celebrity Cafe ^ | 12.30.2015
    Back on Nov. 17, Warner Bros. released the long-awaited, extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The film adds just 20 extra minutes, but packs a lot of emotion into those minutes. By now, most of us have seen the Hobbit movies and it can probably be agreed that Peter Jackson created amazing pieces of art. However, most of us wished for more in-depth scenes or more face time for a favorite character. With the extended edition, we get both, plus two full discs of bonus features. A few scenes were extended with just a couple...
  • ‘Star Wars’ and the Crisis of Masculinity

    12/31/2015 7:01:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies
    Acculturated ^ | 12.31.2015
    Why did Kylo Ren turn evil? That’s a central unanswered question of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ren is the film’s villain, a young acolyte of the late Darth Vader. (Spoiler alert: He is also the son of two of the film’s famous characters, whose names I’m going to reveal).
  • Report: Colts plan to fire Pagano, undecided on Grigson

    12/31/2015 12:51:52 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    The Colts are planning to fire coach Chuck Pagano, ESPNs Mike Wells reported. The news attributed to Wells flashed across the networks breaking news ticker around 3:20 p.m. Thursday.
  • NCAA Football National Semifinals thread: Oklahoma at Clemson; Michigan St at Alabama

    12/31/2015 10:37:15 AM PST · by Perdogg · 165 replies
    4pm EST - Orange Bowl Miami FL: Oklahoma v Clemson (+4) o/u 64.5. TV ESPN; WatchESPN App, DT 206. Weather 83 degrees - RF 88. 8pm EST - Cotton Bowl Arlington TX: Michigan St v Alabama (-9.5) o/u 45. TV ESPN; WatchESPN App, DT 206. Weather - Indoors.
  • Rating every [NFL] head coach's job security

    12/30/2015 9:03:50 AM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    In the wake of the surprise firing of Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, we asked our NFL Nation reporters to analyze the job security of the 31 other NFL head coaches, with each getting a rating of 1 to 10 (1 means the coach's seat is ice cold; 10 means it's scorching hot). Here are the coaches, starting with the ones in the most trouble.
  • Chip Kelly fired by the Eagles

    12/29/2015 4:54:32 PM PST · by Perdogg · 227 replies
    Per The NFL network.
  • James Pindell - Boston Globe: Pataki will withdraw from the race

    12/29/2015 2:20:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 65 replies
    Scoop: @GovernorPataki is calling his NH supporters this afternoon telling him he will drop his bid for president #fitn— James Pindell (@JamesPindell) December 29, 2015
  • Harlem Globetrotters legend Meadowlark Lemon, 83, dies

    12/28/2015 5:46:51 AM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Meadowlark Lemon, the "Clown Prince of Basketball" who entertained fans as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters for 24 years, died Sunday, his wife confirmed to the New York Times. He was 83. No cause of death has been given. The Globetrotters announced his death on Twitter and said that they'd dedicate the team's 90th anniversary tour to Lemon and former teammate Marques Haynes, who died in May.
  • Peyton Manning angrily denies report he used HGH in 2011

    12/27/2015 9:47:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning defended his reputation Sunday, vehemently denying an Al Jazeera report that he obtained human growth hormone from an anti-aging clinic through his wife as he was recovering from multiple neck surgeries in 2011 as a member of the Indianapolis Colts
  • Radiohead’s Rejected ‘Spectre’ Title Song Posted

    12/27/2015 6:57:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has published an unused title song for the latest James Bond film, Spectre. The singer/songwriter announced on Twitter today: “Last year we were asked to write a tune for Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were…it didn’t work out…but became something of our own which we love very much…
  • The score awakens: Why music is key to the 'Star Wars' universe

    12/24/2015 5:16:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    When I finally see the new "Star Wars" film, I will be keeping my ears open. Although the initial trilogy was justly celebrated for its use of groundbreaking visual effects, for me, the sound of the films has always been more significant. Even in the woeful prequel trilogy (1999-2005), Ben Burtt's distinctive sound design -- which encompasses the hum of lightsabers, the screech of laser blasts, and the electronic language of R2-D2 -- helped offset the deluge of CGI and dodgy dialogue. It rooted the drama firmly in the soundworld of the first trilogy (1977-1983).
  • Martin O'Malley Claims Jesus was a refugee on twitter

    A Christmas Refugee Roundup sounds like something @realDonaldTrump would concoct. Remember: Jesus was a refugee child who fled death gangs.— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) December 24, 2015
  • 11 Serious Problems With The New Star Wars Movie (Spoiler Alert)

    12/23/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:20 PM 12/23/2015
    Bedford’s Editor Note: This is pretty on-point, and will spoil “The Force Awakens” a lot if you haven’t seen it, and even a bit if you have. So thanks for that, Blake. After years of staggering hype, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opened to nearly-unanimous positive reviews and the biggest opening of any film ever. Dozens of laudatory reviews are praising it as a worthy successor to the Original Trilogy.
  • Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is the best, most thoughtful Western movie in ages

    12/22/2015 6:19:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    Early on in “The Hateful Eight,” John Ruth (Kurt Russell) keeps repeating the line “slow like molasses.” Later on, another character informs his gang that their mission is going to take patience. This describes “The Hateful Eight” well, too: It deserves your patience. “The Hateful Eight,” the latest film by Quentin Tarantino, shows the very odd path that one of the greatest living filmmakers has decided to take. While many directors start out conventional and then experiment once they have clout, Tarantino has abandoned much of the nonlinear storytelling on which he made his name (with "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp...
  • Vanity - Post your predictions about 2016 and your resolutions

    12/22/2015 5:47:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Post your predictions about 2016 and your resolutions
  • The Force is an Over-hyped Farce (One star)

    12/19/2015 11:17:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 83 replies
    12.20.2015 | Perdogg
    My review is below the fold - no spoilers. I saw the movie in Imax-3D format. Next Review: The Hatefull Eight (70 mm) on December 31, 2015.
  • John Williams on 'Force Awakens' score: 'I felt a renewed energy, and a vitality'

    12/19/2015 9:19:32 AM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12.18.2015
    Star Wars” without John Williams would be like the Skywalker family without the Force: missing much of its power. Williams, 83, has given the sci-fi series, now seven entries strong, its musical lifeblood from its introduction in 1977 through the opening of “The Force Awakens” on Thursday night. In what amounts to 15-plus hours of original music, he has composed a space opera on a Wagnerian scale — densely packed with iconic character themes and grand dramaturgy. “I’m just lucky,” he said from his home in Los Angeles. “As far as I know, that’s a unique opportunity. It would be...
  • Ennio Morricone's movie score for “Hateful 8” was meant for “The Thing”

    12/19/2015 9:11:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    PanArmenian ^ | December 14, 2015 - 17:52 AMT
    Quentin Tarantino has admitted that Ennio Morricone's movie score for The Hateful Eight was originally composed for The Thing, Gigwise reports. Talking at a post-screening Q&A session with Interstellar director Christopher Nolan in Los Angeles, the Tennessee director stated that most of the music Ennio Morricone created for his new film was in fact written for John Carpenter's 1982 classic The Thing. “I had a little voice in my head saying, ‘This material deserved an original score.’ And I’ve never thought that way before, I’ve never had that voice before. I didn’t ever want to trust a composer with the...
  • Per WMAL - Rep Comstock Endorsed Rubio this morning

    12/16/2015 8:05:17 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Per WMAL - Rep Comstock Endorsed Rubio this morning
  • Hear Ennio Morricone's Striking 'Hateful Eight' Opener (Video at Link)

    12/15/2015 6:43:37 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | By Jon Blistein December 15, 2015
    Iconic film composer Ennio Morricone has crafted a brooding, brutal opening song for the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, "L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock."
  • 'The Hateful Eight’: How Ennio Morricone Wrote His First Western Score in 40 Years

    12/13/2015 4:32:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Quentin Tarantino first met composer Ennio Morricone at the Cannes premiere of “Inglourious Basterds.” A longtime fan of Spaghetti Westerns like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” featuring some of Morricone’s most iconic work, and “The Grand Duel,” scored by Morricone contemporary Luis Bacalov, Tarantino used some of the maestro’s work from “The Battle of Algiers,” “The Big Gundown” and “Allonsanfàn” in the film. He also later used elements from “Two Mules for Sister Sara” and “The Hellbenders” in the 2012 slavery drama “Django Unchained,” as well as an original song, “Ancora Qui.”
  • George Lazenby bluffed his way into being James Bond, then bumbled it

    12/13/2015 9:10:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 13, 2015 | 6:00am
    George Lazenby certainly looked the part. But could the 28 year old, who had no acting experience and was more himbo than sophisticate, really play James Bond? Producers ran him through a series of tests to make sure the model could play the role. His acting was reviewed. His fighting ability was judged. Then, in another important consideration for the times, they made sure their hero wasn’t gay.
  • Derreck Henry (Alabama) wins Heisman Trophy

    12/12/2015 6:20:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 100 replies
    Derreck Henry (Alabama) wins the 2015 Heisman Trophy
  • Climate Envoys Prepare Broadest Deal Yet Limiting Pollution

    12/12/2015 7:05:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Climate Envoys Prepare Broadest Deal Yet Limiting Pollution Link Only