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  • Flashback: Bryant Gumbel Insists MLK's Adultery Should Be Censored: 'Print the Legend'

    01/14/2018 11:24:39 AM PST · by EnglishOnly · 26 replies ^ | August 25, 2013 | Tim Graham
    People magazine reported at the time that Abernathy also recalled Rev. King knocking another woman "across the bed." But Gumbel says "print the legend."
  • John Legend denies issuing casting call for fat Trump supporters

    09/04/2017 3:20:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Star ^ | September 4, 2017
    On Sunday (03Sep17) editors reported that Legend had placed an advertisement with Los Angeles agency Casting Networks inviting extras who are white and overweight to audition for roles as pro-Trump protesters in a new promo. However, on Monday, John, 38, denied the casting call came from his camp, writing on Twitter, "There's a casting call out there claiming to represent me looking for 'out of shape' Trump supporters. This didn't come from me or my team" He did reiterate his opposition to America's controversial 71-year-old leader though, adding, "still (sic) think Trump is awful and whoever voted for him...
  • John Legend casting ‘out of shape’ Trump supporters for music video: report

    09/03/2017 10:05:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Singer John Legend has reportedly put out a casting call for “preferably out of shape” actors to play supporters of President Trump in a new music video. According to TMZ, the casting call was posted on Los Angeles’s Casting Networks website and uses a photograph of several people wearing Trump shirts as an example. The report notes that the call for actors portraying Trump supporters is the only listing with a specific body type. Legend has criticized Trump in the past and was also an outspoken backer of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.
  • TrevorLoudon: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster: A legend or a lie?

    08/29/2017 4:36:11 PM PDT · by wtd · 38 replies
    Trevor Loudon's New Zeal blog ^ | August 29, 2017 – 4:08 pm EST | James Simpson
    TrevorLoudon: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster: A legend or a lie?(language warning)Fresh on the heels of a successful offensive in Mosul, Iraq, the Iraqi military is now poised to Operation Restoring Rights. His reputation as a brilliant military strategist rests largely on the results of that one battle. Given the widespread support for McMaster in the media and Washington establishment, it is ironic that current reporting largely fails to mention this battle or McMaster’s central role in it. McMaster’s widely-hyped strategic acumen has been called into question by high-level military sources with personal knowledge of his conduct in the...
  • The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots

    08/11/2017 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 Aug 2017 | Dany Mitzman
    Thousands of Italians emigrated to Scotland in the 20th Century, but it seems that 400 years earlier a group of Scots may have settled in a village in the Italian Alps. So local legend has it… And there are plenty of signs to suggest that maybe, just maybe, it's true. High up in the mountains of northern Italy, just a few kilometres from the Swiss border, the people of the tiny village of Gurro speak a strange dialect, incomprehensible even to the other villages in the same valley. They have peculiar surnames, and the women's traditional costume features a patterned...
  • Billy The Kid -- Did He Kill 21 Men?

    04/30/2017 8:45:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | April 28, 2017 | Tom Correa
    A letter from a reader asks, "Is the myth about Billy the Kid killing 21 men true or not?" The legends says he killed one man for each of year of his life. He also wants to know when and where he was born because he's read a couple of different versions. First, let's take on when and where William Henry Bonney, also known as "Billy the Kid," was born. To my knowledge, people can guess all they want but no one has proof of when or where he was born. That's the bottom line on that. The Authentic...

    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Breaking News.
  • 9 Things You Should Know About Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016)

    02/13/2016 5:08:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/13/16 | Joe Carter
    1. ...Scalia (nicknamed "Nino") was born on March 11, 1936, in Trenton... 2. After graduating from Harvard Scalia worked for a law firm in Cleveland... 3. In 1977 Scalia resumed his academic career at...the University of Chicago Law School (1977–82)... 4. Scalia was the first Italian American to serve on the Supreme Court... 5. Scalia was known for his wit and humor.... 6. Scalia subscribed to a judicial philosophy known as "originalism." ...the Constitution should be interpreted in terms of what it meant to those who ratified the Constitution in 1788, and is often contrasted with the Constitution as a...
  • In Search of the First Rocket Man

    01/27/2016 2:19:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 1/27/16 | Paul Gilster
    In Search of the First Rocket Manby Paul Gilster on January 27, 2016 If you're interested enough in space to be reading this site, you've probably run into the name of Wan Hu. He's the subject of a tale that may well be spurious, but it's certainly lively. It seems that some time around the year 1500 AD, Wan Hu took his fascination with rocketry to the logical limit by building a chair equipped with 47 gunpowder rockets. Lit by 47 attendants, the combined rockets took Wan Hu somewhere, but just where is unknown, as he is said to have...
  • Dave Sweet dies at 86; father of the modern foam surfboard

    05/30/2015 7:48:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 29 05 2015 | By ELAINE WOO
    The first time Dave Sweet went surfing, in 1945, he was 16 and his wooden board weighed more than he did. A decade later, he was launching a revolution that would turn those bulky boards into relics. Sweet, who played a pioneering role in introducing the foam surfboard that transformed the sport and helped propel it into the mainstream, died of renal failure May 18 at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center, said his son, Greg Sweet. He was 86. The development and marketing of the foam surfboard has often been credited to Orange County surf entrepreneurs Hobie...
  • Sasquatch Cited in Mine Hearings (B.C. Canada)

    08/27/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Prince George Citizen ^ | August 21, 2013 | Peter JAMES
    Sasquatch cited in mine hearings Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine. While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks. In most cases, the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental...
  • Two Huge Flaws in the Legend of the Clinton Economy

    09/08/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Son House · 42 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 7, 2012 | J.D. Foster, Ph.D
    Two inescapable flaws mar the Clinton economic legend. One is conveniently papered over; the other conveniently forgotten. Even so, a flawed legend is better than the economic reality President Obama’s policies have produced, so it is no surprise the sitting President has outsourced his economic messaging to the former President.The first flaw, described here and here, is that President Clinton raised taxes and the economy boomed. The flaw in the narrative is it ignores the passage of time—four years, to be exact. The timeline matters. Clinton raised taxes in 1993 just as the economy was set to take off from...
  • Barack Obama -- a legend in his own mind?

    06/18/2012 8:01:57 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 18, 2012 | By Michael Goodwin
    Watching President Obama flop around like a fish out of water, careening from gaffe to desperation to dishonesty, I find myself searching for ways to put his troubling behavior into historic perspective. Is this The Unmaking of a President? Or is it The Unmasking? Perhaps we are witnessing an American Tragedy. Or maybe we’re seeing final proof his election was The Great Mistake. All those fit the facts, and lead to a shared conclusion. So far, the 2012 election has almost nothing to do with Mitt Romney. Even the GOP doesn’t love its choice, but the race is a dead...
  • Pat Summitt steps down

    04/18/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dan Fleser
    After a storied 38-year career, Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team to become a coach emeritus with the program. Lady Vols associate head coach Holly Warlick will be named the new head coach. Summitt said that she met with Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart and Warlick on Wednesday morning to finalize the transition. She said that the decision was hers and she’s comfortable with it.
  • Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64 (3/3/2012)

    03/31/2012 2:10:19 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/4/2012 | Greg Prato
    Ronnie Montrose, who is best known for his fiery guitar work as a member of the band Montrose, died Saturday. It is believed that the cause of death was prostate cancer, which he had been battling for the past few years. Read more:
  • Bob Hoover, an American Aviation Legend

    03/18/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    YT ^ | 02/14/09 | YT
    Interesting story of Bob Hoover and what he's been doing and read both the clip and the following story.
  • The Injustice Done to Joe Paterno

    01/31/2012 8:44:20 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2012 | Michael Novak
    When the hundreds of thousands of Penn State alumni hear the name JoePa, they think of moral leadership, of the kind of person they aspire to be. Of his warmth, his fatherliness, his steadiness, and his granite character. Joe Paterno was for hundreds of thousands of alumni the very model of the moral ideal of Western humanism. Hundreds of thousands of alumni think a huge injustice was committed against JoePa by the board of trustees, and they have emphatically expressed their sentiments to the new interim president of Penn State during his coast-to-coast series of alumni meetings to damp down...
  • Cultural Exchange: A (male) porn star at 76

    03/05/2011 9:23:01 AM PST · by llevrok · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/6/2011 | John M. Glionna
    Reporting from Tokyo — At the seemingly fragile age of 76, his story is the stuff of Hollywood legend (Well, maybe the seamier side of the San Fernando Valley), a tale made more outlandish because it happened to a buttoned-down salary man in hyper-conservative Japan. For years, a Tokyo grandfather kept a dirty little secret from his family. Longtime travel agent Shigeo Tokuda, who resembles countless older men who ride the Tokyo subway each day, admitted to his wife and daughter that he sometimes performed cameos in small-budget films. But what this senior citizen didn't say was that those scenes,...
  • Jet Li stars in X-Men action director's martial arts epic

    08/03/2010 9:34:40 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 229+ views
    The Geek Files ^ | August 2 2010 | By David Bentley
    ACTION STAR Jet Li shows off his speed and power in The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk, released on a special collector's edition DVD by Cine Asia on September 6. The 1993 martial arts epic, released in North America as The Legend, is directed by Corey Yuen.
  • Bol dies as basketball’s gentle giant (Manute Bol Dead at 47)

    06/19/2010 2:59:55 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 28 replies · 1,492+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-19-10
    Packed small college gym on a cold winter night in ’85, and a friend’s father had driven us to campus to see Manute Bol for ourselves. No one had ever seen such a sight on the basketball court, arms and legs that went on forever, rising and rising until they reached a narrow face with such uncertain eyes. Plopped across the world, here was Bol, a 7-foot-7 center out of the Sudan, out of your wildest imagination. Near the end of the night, Bol had obliterated a muscular, undersized Division II center who had spent the night throwing elbows into...