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  • Revisiting One Of The Best Political Ads Of All-Time

    02/02/2018 4:48:27 AM PST · by OrangeHoof · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-2-2018 | OrangeHoof
    Happy Groundhog's Day, everyone! I wanted to refocus our attention for a moment on a political ad from the 2016 campaign. Robert Downey Jr. and a bunch of unknowns and has-beens put together an ad in support of Hillary (who is never mentioned) urging people to register so that a dude will appear naked in his next movie. Wow, that's *supposed* to get me motivated? I guess if the target audience are homosexuals and women, this was a good move but, honestly, the ad spends three minutes sending mixed messages about why, exactly, we should care to vote.
  • Jeanne Moreau, Legendary French Actress, Dies at 89

    07/31/2017 7:37:31 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/31/2017 | THR staff
    Jeanne Moreau, whose brooding beauty entranced international film audiences in such films as The Lovers, Jules et Jim and The Bride Wore Black, has died at the age of 89.The French president's office announced her death without providing a cause. Dubbed "Le Moreau" for her slithering sensuality, she was a femme fatale who was also one of the top stage actresses of her time. Off-screen, Moreau oozed romance and mystery: Moreau was likened to the free-spirited woman with two lovers whom she played in Francois Truffaut's "Jules et Jim. "She burst to international stardom in Louis Malle's "The Lovers" (Les Amants)...
  • Dunstable Bald squirrel "Safe And Alive" After Capture

    11/23/2015 3:08:08 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/23/2015 | BBC News
    A centre spokesman confirmed to the BBC the squirrel was "safe and alive" but could not reveal any further information about what would happen to it now. 'Genetic defect' The RSPCA said under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it was generally illegal to release grey squirrels back to the wild once treated by a vet. Dr Helen McRobie, a lecturer in biomedical science at the Anglia Ruskin University, said she had never heard of a bald squirrel before but it would "need to be kept in the warm once the temperature drops". "This is very rare. I have been...
  • The Woes of Socialism ... Famous Venezuelan Ice-Cream Store Closes Over Milk Shortage

    12/29/2014 4:30:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Corina Pons
    Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage CARACAS - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. "We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk," the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook page. Locals confirmed that the shop, hugely popular among tourists for its exotic and strange flavours ranging from beer to beans, had been closed since Christmas Eve. A sign on the door asked customers' forgiveness "for not attending you due...
  • Was Famous Picture of Obama during Bin Laden Raid a Fake?

    05/19/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 5/19/11 | Nachum
    Someone sent an email to me suggesting that if you blow up the photo of Obama sitting in the situation room during the OBL raid, it looks "Photoshopped". Sooooo, you know how much I love a good conspiracy.... Are there any 'puter experts out there who want to take a look and analyze it it? The perspective does look a little small. What says FReeper Nation?
  • Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God

    05/12/2011 11:54:16 AM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 11 replies ^ | 1743-1826 | Thomas Jefferson
    Current state of affairs - brought to measure by the forebodings of yester-year and the pillars of our Great Nation regarding... I. THE WITHOLDING OF INFORMATION: "Information is the currency of democracy." "Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." II. THE ENCROACHMENT OF GOVERNMENT: "Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?" "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." III. OUR...
  • Teens are getting pregnant to get on MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ show

    12/07/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    Popeater ^ | December 7 2010 | Popeater
    If you’ve ever seen Teen Mom, you know that it in no way glorifies teen parenthood. Those young moms and dads are struggling, and despite the rumors that MTV pays them around $60,000 a season, (which MTV refuses to comment on) many of them are shown relying on government assistance to get by. The young women on the show, as much as their lives are put under the microscope, do get famous in their way.
  • Stressed single mother Charlotte Church is showing the strain.

    06/21/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:57 PM on 21st June 20 | By Chris Johnson
    Charlotte Church today showed signs of her strain at being a single mother bringing up two little ones. Charlotte, 24, struggled with a host of bags, toys and bottles as she took her two children out for the day. Meanwhile her estranged fiancé, peramatanned Gavin Henson, has been out living it up, looking relaxed and care-free.
  • Famous Idiots

    08/01/2008 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 8 replies · 166+ views
    August 1, 2008 | Niuhuru
    Does anyone have a link to that website that used to have all those quotes from Hollywood actors and actresses? I think it was called "Famous Idiot."
  • Online tax system 'too risky' for the famous[UK]

    02/06/2008 7:28:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 152+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 28 Jan 2008 | Robert Winnett
    The security of the online computer system used by more than three million people to file tax returns is in doubt after HM Revenue and Customs admitted it was not secure enough to be used by MPs, celebrities and the Royal Family. Thousands of "high profile" people have been secretly barred from using the online tax return system amid concerns that their confidential details would be put at risk. This provoked anger from consumer groups and accountants who said the same levels of security should be offered to all taxpayers regardless of their perceived fame. HMRC was responsible for losing...
  • America Supports You: Famous Chef to Salute Military

    06/28/2007 4:35:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 341+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2007 – Famous television Chef Emeril Lagasse will salute the military with two programs showcasing recipes created by the men and women who keep the troops fed and happy. “Emeril’s Army-Navy Contest” will air on the Food Network tomorrow at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. “Emeril’s Military Contest” will air the following evening at the same time. The six winners, representing each of the five branches of the military, were selected from entries in “Emeril’s Military Recipe Contest.” “These folks are the real heroes,” Lagasse said of the servicemembers. “You just can’t understate the importance of what...
  • Brandy May Be Charged in Vehicle Death

    01/29/2007 11:35:04 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 156 replies · 4,369+ views
    Fox 11 News ^ | 1/29/07 | wires
    LOS ANGELES — The California Highway Patrol recommended Monday that actress-singer Brandy be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a freeway crash that killed a woman motorist last month, a city attorney's spokesman said. The CHP referred the matter to the city attorney's office for review, said spokesman Nick Velasquez. "The office is currently reviewing the case and determining whether the evidence warrants the filing of a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter," Velasquez said. A message seeking comment from Brandy's publicist, Courtney Barnes, was not immediately returned. Brandy, whose real name is Brandy Norwood, has publicly expressed condolences to the...
  • Seven dwarfs more famous than US judges: poll

    08/14/2006 3:09:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,447+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/06 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Show White's seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices, according to a poll on pop culture released on Monday. According to the poll by Zogby International, commissioned by the makers of a new game show on pop culture called "Gold Rush," 57 percent of Americans could identify J.K. Rowling's fictional boy wizard as Harry Potter, while only 50 percent could name the British prime minister, Tony Blair. The pollsters spoke to 1,213 people across the United States. The results had a margin...
  • Billy Graham Statue to Be Unveiled at Southern Baptist Meeting

    04/25/2006 1:31:39 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 88 replies · 947+ views
    Christian Post ^ | April 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    At age 87, the Rev. Billy Graham can no longer stride to the pulpit and uses a walker to get around. Carrie Wood of Spring Hill, Ark., sings next to a statue of Rev. Billy Graham after it was unveiled at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in Nashville, Tenn. The statue, done by sculptor Terrell O'Brien, is a small version of a larger piece that will be presented in June at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C. - Graham's home state - and then moved to Nashville for a permanent installation later...
  • America Supports You: Famous Marine, JROTC Unit Push VFW Effort

    03/09/2006 4:26:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 333+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as a drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket," has joined forces with a Midwest Junior ROTC unit to help support troops and their families. Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey signs autographs for students from Wentworth Military Academy at the "Unmet Needs" benefit concert in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 25, 2005. The concert, featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, kicked off Unmet Needs, a VFW program offering financial aid to military families in need. Photo by Phil...
  • The Academy Awards Speech We Should've Heard

    03/07/2006 6:59:06 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 12 replies · 1,543+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3.7.2006 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a speech we would like to hear from an Academy Award winner: I thank you for this wonderful award. Receiving an Academy Award gives the recipient an almost unique opportunity to speak to hundreds of millions people around the world, so I would like take this once-in-a-lifetime moment to say this:
  • Miss Run Amok Stirs Up A Storm At America's Most Famous Paper

    10/23/2005 6:10:09 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-24-2005 | Francis Harris
    Miss Run Amok stirs up a storm at America's most famous paper By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 24/10/2005) Civil war erupted at America's most famous newspaper yesterday, with senior staff exchanging public recriminations over the actions of a controversial reporter nicknamed "Miss Run Amok". The reader representative of The New York Times, a senior figure in the paper's hierarchy, roundly criticised both its editor and its publisher for their "deference" to the reporter, Judith Miller. ‘Misleading’: Judith Miller Ms Miller recently spent 85 days in jail for refusing to reveal sources in the affair of the leaked name of...
  • Birthplace of famous Mars meteorite pinpointed

    09/16/2005 9:44:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 1,011+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9/16/05 | David L Chandler
    The original home of the world's most famous space rock, the Allen Hills Martian meteorite, has now been identified, thanks to data from the orbiting spacecraft Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey and a better understanding of cratering dynamics. The rock, called ALH84001, has been the subject of intense study ever since 1996 when scientists from NASA's Johnson Space Center startled the world by reporting that fossilised microbial life might be embedded inside it. The rock, which formed at the very dawn of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago, was blasted from the surface of Mars around 17 million...
  • Famous DJ Adrian Cronauer now works to bring POWs home ("Good Morning, Vietnam")

    08/05/2005 2:38:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,242+ views
    Southwest Daily Times ^ | 8/05/05 | EARL WATT
    Famous DJ Cronauer now works to bring POWs home By EARL WATT Southwest Daily Times In 1979, Adrian Cronauer had an idea. "MASH" was the No. 1 television sitcom, and "WKRP" was extremely popular as well. Cronauer, an Armed Forces disc jockey during the Vietnam conflict, thought that combining the MASH and WKRP formats, and centering them around Vietnam, would be entertaining. "The problem was, in 1979, no one thought you could do a comedy about Vietnam," Cronauer said while visiting Liberal for the USO show, Command Performance," at the Mid-America Air Museum slated to begin at 7 tonight. His...
  • freep this page (freepatriot32's dog could become world famous with your help)

    06/14/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,439+ views ^ | 6 14 05 | freepatriot32
    Jones soda has a contest where you submit pics and if enough people vote for the pic then they pic it to put on a label for jones soda so I submitted a pic of my dog brutus for the contest so if you would like to see brutus and vote for his picture you can here all votes would be greatly appriciated and i will let you know if my pic was selected for the label in here