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  • Vanity - When did France hit rock bottom?

    07/26/2015 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    I am reading Day of Jackal, I had read it 30 years ago but in my re-reading I have realized that France, even though unstable politically, was run by competent individuals interested in securing the history and legacy of France. Charles de Gaulle might have a autocratic and I am opposed to such, but he is miles ahead of Francois Holland. When did France turn the corner for the worse? Was it the 70s?
  • Ellie Goulding hints she is singing Spectre theme

    07/16/2015 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    In a move that seemingly confirms rumours swirling around the upcoming Bond film Spectre, singer Ellie Goulding has tweeted a message quoting one of the series most iconic lines. Without further explanation the singer, who recently sang ‘Love Me Like You Do’ for the 50 Shades of Grey feature, tweeted out to her followers the simlpe message: ‘Live and let die’. The tweet has seen the internet erupt in rumours and speculation that this confirms that Goulding will take the mantle from Adele in helming the Spectre theme. The other former-frount-runner Sam Smith also recently admitted to Capital FM that...
  • Michael Masser, Composer Who Wrote Hits for Whitney Houston, Dies at 74

    07/14/2015 3:55:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Michael Masser, a stockbroker-turned-composer whose lush melodies were recorded by Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack and many other star vocalists, died on Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 74.
  • Ennio Morricone to score 'Hateful Eight,' his first Western in 40 years

    07/12/2015 9:04:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    While “The Hateful Eight” nearly never saw the light of day after the script was leaked in January 2014, the film is now rounding into shape for a Christmas 2015 release. Quentin Tarantino and much of the cast -- including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Dern -- descended on Comic-Con Saturday (July 11) to tease the flick and announce that legendary composer Ennio Morricone will score the film.
  • John Kerry 'hopeful' an Iran deal is near (deal to be announced tomorrow - AP)

    07/12/2015 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said he is "hopeful" about the U.S. and the other world powers being able to reach a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program. This followed a marathon series of meetings in Vienna on Saturday, including two sessions with the 6 allies and Iran -- one going to midnight. There were also separate sessions on Saturday between Kerry, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
  • Vanity - what are my rights as a homeowner in dealing with dogs and people parking in my drive?

    07/11/2015 5:00:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 95 replies
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  • Kid Rock tells Confederate flag protesters to 'kiss my a--'

    07/11/2015 5:08:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | First posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 12:57 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015 01:08 PM EDT
    Rocker Kid Rock has refused to bow to pressure from activists calling for him to stop using the controversial Confederate flag in his shows. The All Summer Long hitmaker regularly uses the symbol on stage, but he has been asked to drop it from his act after Dylann Roof, the suspect accused of gunning down nine people in a South Carolina church in June, was pictured posing with the flag
  • Greek Referendum Polls Close: "No" Seen Ahead By Most With Over 51% Of The Vote

    07/05/2015 9:16:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 07.05.15
    At 7pm local time the Referendum polls closed. Here is what the early exit polls predict: A poll by GPO on Mega TV gave 51.5% in favor of “no” and 48.5% in for “yes” Metron Analysis on Antenna TV showed “no” leading with 49% vs 46% for “yes” MRB on Star TV showed “no” leading with 49%-54% vs 46%-51% for “yes” Marc opinion poll for Alpha TV shows “no” ahead with 49.5%-54.5% vs 45.5%-50.5%
  • Vanity - Need recommendations for a good coffee maker

    07/04/2015 11:23:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    I just bought a place and I am not a huge fan of coffee, I use diet Mountain Dew to get me started in morning. I realize that if I am going to entertain a lady (or two) at my place I am going to have be able to serve coffee. My sisters are also big coffee drinkers, and if they visit me, of course, I am going to have to provide them with coffee. I am looking for a coffee maker that is not too expensive, I am interested in quality, but I do not want one that will...
  • Copa America 2015 Final preview: Start time, schedule..

    07/04/2015 10:37:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 07.04.2015
    The Copa America 2015 Final between Argentina and Chile takes place on Saturday, and both teams will be desperate to claim the win to end their long wait for international honors. Today's game takes place from Santiago, Chile with a kick off time of 4 p.m. ET.
  • Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

    07/04/2015 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 193 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07.04.2015
    WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (CNN) —Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks.
  • Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’

    07/03/2015 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | 07.03.2015
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex. “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead-up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.
  • Arrogant Cat Perfectly Blocks Girl’s Perfect Yoga Pose (Video at Link)

    07/03/2015 9:30:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The cat even seemed to make an arrogant face like it knew what it was doing. Cats are funny creatures. Sometimes, it seems like we humans love them more than they love us back. Snoky Hootan was performing a difficult yoga handstand pose in front of her camera and was about to pull it off perfectly when her cat decided to sit right in front of the camera, completely blocking her from view.
  • ‘Terminator Genisys’ Review: Nonsense and Insensibility

    07/02/2015 4:31:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Terminator Genisys” tries to squeeze blood from a corpse, and the ghastliness isn’t confined to its star. At least Arnold Schwarzenegger has clearly been assigned the task of comic relief as the guardian robot who is now called Pops by the heroine he was sent from the future to guard. The whole thing is moribund, notwithstanding vast spasms of action gibberish, and despite the intricacies of good and bad outcomes that have been plotted on alternate timelines. On an alternate line with a better outcome, this movie, which was directed by Alan Taylor, would never have been produced. Yet here...
  • COPAS AMERICAS SEMIS: Chile v Peru 06/29 (630pm EDT) and Argentina v Paraguay 06/30 (630pm EDT)

    06/29/2015 3:09:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Chile vs Peru - June 29th 6:30pm EDT Argentina vs Paraguay - June 30th 6:30pm EDT
  • SCOTUS upholds the use of Death Penalty drugs

    06/29/2015 7:18:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    5-4.
  • 140 movie sequels currently in the works

    06/28/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming months. Without further ado... Read more:
  • Our letters policy on same-sex marriage - an explanation and an apology: John L. Micek

    06/27/2015 11:04:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    About 10 or 15 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made gay marriage legal across the country, including the 13 states that up until now had banned it, a colleague of mine walked into the PennLive newsroom. A smile lit up her face and there were tears in her eyes. Up until about 10 a.m. on Friday, my gay colleague sat on pins and needles, waiting to see if nine lawyers were about to throw the life and her and her partner into absolute upheaval. We embraced and I offered...
  • Vanity- Maybe the States can refuse to recognize any marriage

    06/27/2015 9:32:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Maybe some of the States could pass legislation not recognizing any marriage. This would be in line the SCROTUS rulings. SCROTUS said that Homosexual marriage was protected under "equal protection". Therefore, if there is no provision for any marriage, it would be "equal protection".
  • US Supreme Court Issues and Opinions - 9:30am EDT (SCOTUS Blog to start at 9am) 6-25-15

    06/25/2015 3:41:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 206 replies
    US Supreme Court Issues and Opinions - 9:30am EDT (SCOTUS Blog to start at 9am) 6-25-15
  • Viral video: 7-Minute Miracle, the cleaning process of Japan's bullet train (Video at link)

    06/25/2015 3:38:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Tokyo: A video showing the fast and meticulous cleaning process of Japan's Shinkansen bullet train, has gone viral on the internet with over 2.5 million views in the last few weeks. The video, titled "7-Minute Miracle," is shot by New York-based journalist Charli James and was posted by the Japanese government on its YouTube account.
  • College World Series Preview/Gamethread: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia for ALL THE MARBLES

    06/24/2015 3:16:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Philip Pfeifer deserved better in what may have been his final start as a Vanderbilt Commodore. Bad luck and an ill-timed error at first base sent him off as the losing pitcher in yesterday's 3-0 Virginia win at the College World Series. Now, the two teams will play a Wednesday night rubber match that will decide the 2015 national champion. Clutch hitting and stingy pitching have defined this series so far. Both teams have used two-out rallies to crack otherwise unflappable starters en route to a victory. Vanderbilt struck first when Will Toffey broke open a 0-0 tie in the...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces cancer diagnosis

    06/22/2015 1:08:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Mon June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Gov Hogan has cancer may step down.
  • Jordan Spieth wins US Open (Second Major of the Year)

    06/21/2015 7:22:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 63 replies
    Dustin Johnson pared on the last hole giving Spieth the win.
  • Vanity - Is Pope Francis turning out to be 'Petrus Romanus'

    06/21/2015 12:08:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus, quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & judex tremendus judicabit populum suum. Finis. I am generally skeptical of the St Malachy prophecy, but seemingly it appears to be coming fulfilled.
  • The Man with the Olden Gun

    06/20/2015 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    The Man with the Olden Gun: Sir Roger Moore reveals bid to bring back all the ex-James Bonds to star in a blockbuster together - but Sean Connery isn't keen. Seven time James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has revealed movie bosses are trying to shake-up the franchise by uniting all the men to have played 007 in one blockbuster film - but admitted Sir Sean Connery just can't be stirred. The screen icon has claimed producers are hoping to feature Sir Roger, Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan together on screen in a Bond equivalent of The...
  • Will Damian Lewis Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond? Bookies Slash Odds

    06/16/2015 7:45:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Rumors that Damian Lewis could become the next James Bond have forced U.K. bookmakers to slash their odds on him taking the role. Meanwhile, 007 production company Eon Productions has released behind-the-scenes footage of the opening sequence of the latest Bond film, “Spectre.” Odds on the former “Homeland” star stepping into Daniel Craig’s shoes have tightened from 25/1 to 3/1, according to Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill. The bookie’s favorite remains former “The Wire” and “Luther” star Idris Elba, who is 5/2. Other actors in the running include Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1), Michael Fassbender (7/1) and Orlando Bloom...
  • ‘Jurassic World’ Destroys Record for Global Box Office With $511 Million Debut

    06/14/2015 4:21:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    More than two decades after Steven Spielberg created a new era of the summer blockbuster with “Jurassic Park,” dinosaurs again ruled the Earth with “Jurassic World’s” $511.8 million worldwide opening — the best global rollout in history. It’s the first time a film has ever grossed more than $500 million in one weekend, and Universal and Legendary’s “Jurassic World” opened at No. 1 in all 66 foreign markets in which it debuted.
  • King John: the most evil monarch in Britain's history

    Tomorrow, you can hardly have failed to notice, marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the document famously issued by King John at Runnymede on June 15, 1215. Most people are understandably a little hazy about the charter’s contents (it runs to 63 clauses and over 4,000 words). But they are aware that it was a “good thing” – a significant step in the direction of the liberties we enjoy today.
  • Michael Sam leaves Montreal Alouettes training camp a day before first CFL preseason game

    The professional football career of Michael Sam hit another bump on Friday when he left the Montreal Alouettes training camp to return to Texas because of personal reasons. The team confirmed Sam’s departure in a statement. “Friday morning, Michael asked the team for special permission to leave training camp and return home for personal reasons,” it said. “Out of respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain confidential.” It continued: “The Montreal Alouettes fully respect Michael Sam’s decision and we rally around him to offer all the support needed. The team has left the door open and...
  • Record industry's global release date change to Fridays gets a start date

    06/13/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Those who once built their music-buying week around new albums coming out on Tuesdays will have to change their schedules. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry -- a trade group representing more than 1,300 international record labels -- has announced that beginning July 10, its members and a consortium of other retailers, artist reps and other groups in over 45 countries will shift to a single global Friday release date for new albums.
  • TCM Remembers Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

    06/13/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The new schedule for Monday, June 22 will be: 6:15 AM The Mummy (1959) 8:00 AM The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 9:30 AM Horror of Dracula (1958) 11:00 AM Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966) 12:45 PM Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969) 2:30 PM Horror Express (1972) 4:00 PM The Three Musketeers (1972) 6:00 PM The Four Musketeers (1975)
  • Liberal Claim That Jurassic World Is Sexist Is Hilarious

    06/12/2015 4:36:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    I’m not sure if I’ll see Jurassic World but if I do, it will likely be for the reasons summed up by New York Post film critic Kyle Smith:
  • Actor Christopher Lee dead at 93

    06/11/2015 4:48:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Christopher Lee, the British film icon known for his roles in "Star Wars" and "Dracula," has died. He was 93.
  • Hope Solo’s half-sister, new documents reveal ugly details of domestic violence incident

    06/07/2015 3:17:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Cindy Boren June 7 at 4:26 PM
    A day before the U.S. women’s national team opens its World Cup play, the sister of goalie Hope Solo has spoken up and documents reveal new details about a domestic violence incident involving the family last June. On ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” Mark Fainaru-Wada reports that police records, depositions and an interview with Teresa Obert, Solo’s half-sister and one of the alleged victims in the incident, are at odds with Solo’s comments on what happened on “Good Morning, America,” on Facebook and in a new ESPNW story. Charges against her in Kirkland, Wash., were dismissed last winter, but prosecutors have...
  • No Chance of a Relaxing Shower in This House (Siamese Cats)!!

    06/07/2015 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    It’s true that Siamese cats are very fun loving and adventurous, they also have a reputation for being very chatty.
  • 15 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About ‘The Goonies’ For Its 30th Anniversary

    06/06/2015 6:54:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    Sunday will mark a tremendous occasion in the world of pop culture and cult classic movies. June 7 is the 30th anniversary of the Richard Donner-directed, never-say-die movie with an all-star cast, The Goonies. Hitting theaters on June 7, 1985, the film is still a favorite of so many people today and starred a number of names that went on to huge things. Let’s take a look at some fun facts and trivia that you may never have known about The Goonies.
  • Why Richard Johnson would have been a lousy James Bond [RIP]

    06/06/2015 5:59:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    With a voice that sounded as if it was preserved in oak and dark good looks straight out of a Bronte novel, it’s a surprise that Richard Johnson (who died today) never became an A-list film star. However, the career which he carved out on stage and screen was probably far more interesting – and durable – than a life at the mercy of a big studio would have allowed. Certainly his bid for the big time was thwarted early on. MGM, who had been impressed with his performance in Never So Few (1959), signed him to a multi-million pound...
  • Stamford Man Calls 911 After 4-Hour Standoff With ‘Aggressive’ Cat

    06/05/2015 5:07:20 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    You said a cat?” That was the response from a 911 operator when a Stamford man called Wednesday to report his cat was attacking him.
  • ‘Spectre’ Movie Update: Sony Loses Distribution Rights To James Bond Franchise

    06/04/2015 7:07:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Movie Guide ^ | By Anshul Hardikar - June, 5th 2015
    “Spectre” movie which is just a couple of months away from its November release has been making waves online when its first poster has been revealed. The poster showed protagonist 007 James Bond wielding a Walther PPK 9.65mm and wearing a turtle neck. The much talked about poster was released after its first trailer premiered which showed the spy following a trail of clues that leads him to territories where he is not supposed to be.
  • Adele creates history post recording back to back Bond theme for 'Spectre'(Rumored)

    06/01/2015 8:33:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    India.com ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 20:51
    According to sources, the 'Rolling In The Deep' hit-maker, who won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and a BRIT for 'Skyfall,' is one of the few artists who were asked to write and record the title track for ' Spectre,' reported the Daily Star.
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Star in ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Remake (Exclusive)

    06/01/2015 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 54 replies
    20th Century Fox is excited about a new take from “X-Men: First Class” writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in negotiations to star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter‘s cult classic “Big Trouble in Little China” that will be written by “X-Men: First Class” scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. A representative for 20th Century Fox did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Johnson is making a deal to play Jack Burton, an all-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical...
  • Cats Being Jerks Video Compilation || FailArmy (Warning adult language)

    06/01/2015 7:55:52 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    My favorite cat is the 2 minute mark.
  • Julie Harris, Costume Designer for Bond and Beatles Movies, Dies at 94

    05/31/2015 1:52:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Oscar-winning costume designer Julie Harris, who helped define the swinging looks of the 1960s and ’70s London, died May 30 in London. She designed for James Bond films “Casino Royale” and “Live and Let Die” as well as the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help.” She was 94 and had suffered a chest infection. Harris (no relation to the late actress Julie Harris) won an Academy Award for her mod designs in the 1967 Julie Christie-Dirk Bogarde film “Darling.” Over a four-decade career, she also served as costume designer on “Goodbye Mr. Chips,” “Rollerball,” the 1979 “Dracula” with Laurence...
  • After 50 years, Pussy Galore returns in latest Bond novel..

    05/28/2015 3:02:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 70 replies
    Daily mail UK ^ | 05.28.2015
    After 50 years, Pussy Galore returns in latest Bond novel: New Anthony Horowitz book begins two weeks after end of Goldfinger mission Anthony Horowitz writing novel about James Bond temptress Pussy Galore. The story, called Trigger Mortis, is latest instalment in series based on 007 New book will begin in 1957 – just two weeks after the end of Goldfinger
  • Forget boobs and long legs: what men really look for in women

    05/25/2015 5:58:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 181 replies
    Men value intelligence in women far above large breasts and long legs, a Cambridge evolutionary biologist has claimed. Although having a large bust and never-ending pins are deemed by western culture as the epitome of femininity, when choosing a mother for their children, men look for brains first, Professor David Bainbridge, of the University of Cambridge said that intelligence is by far the most attractive quality for men looking for a long term partner because it demonstrates that his chosen partner is likely to be a responsible parent.
  • Why Shirley Bassey is horrified by today's pop stars

    05/24/2015 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 67 replies
    Dame Shirley Bassey lives a solitary, almost mysterious life of luxurious semi-exile, earned over six decades of stardom, and sweetened by a rare ability to speak out when it matters. Last week, Shirley’s attention was caught by the phenomenon of female singers wearing revealing outfits at galas and premieres. The Dame did not approve
  • Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

    05/23/2015 7:25:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    Former Missouri star Michael Sam, who became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL in 2014, signed a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Friday
  • Homeless Kittens Find a Rescue Dog to Be Their New Mom!

    05/22/2015 7:14:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Two homeless kittens were taken in by a rescue dog who became the mother they never had. Ms. Jackson is a rescue dog who has a big heart, especially for little foster kittens. She was adopted to a family that brings in foster kittens. When they brought back a pair of homeless kittens from the shelter, her motherly instinct kicked in and started cleaning and caring for them like a mother would. The kittens fell in love and began to nurse on their surrogate mom.
  • 30 Years Ago in Film - First Blood Part II (Rambo) and Roger Moore's Last as Bond - A View To A Kill

    05/21/2015 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    05.22.2015
    May 22, 1985 - Thirty Years ago, One of the Best summer movies started with the priemere of two movies - Rambo: First Blood Part II and Roger Moore's last as James Bond "A View to A Kill". The Bond series has been going down hill with the exception of The Living Daylights. Rambo First Blood would produce two sequels, one in 1988 and one in 2008.