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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Second Chorus" (1940)

    12/28/2014 1:53:02 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Internet Archive ^ | 1940 | H.C. Potter
  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • Happy Birthday Scotty Moore!

    12/27/2014 12:51:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    scotty moore ^ | december 27, 2014
    Winfield Scott "Scotty" Moore III (born December 27, 1931) is an American guitarist and recording engineer. He is best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career, between 1954 and the beginning of Elvis's Hollywood years. He was ranked 44th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Scotty Moore was born near Gadsden, Tennessee. He learned to play the guitar from family and friends at eight years of age. Although underage when he enlisted, Moore served in the United States Navy between 1948 and 1952. Moore's early background...
  • "Clapping the Blues" - now a full-length song [still by me; still slightly NSFW; still a vanity]

    12/27/2014 12:06:51 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 12/27/14 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    A couple of moths ago, I published a one-verse joke song called "Clappin' the Blues". At the request of someone who shall remain anonymous, I have since expanded it into a full length (and hopefully still humorous) song.The usual nonsense:1. When writing and publishing music I use the pseudonym "Hopalong Ginsberg." "Slings and Arrows" was already taken. So was "Bert Bacharach."2. FAIR WARNING: When I sing the blues, I try to sound like B. B. King. What comes out is closer to Larry King.3. A free MP3 of the song may be downloaded by clicking here or here. Don't click...
  • Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods

    12/27/2014 11:10:06 AM PST · by max americana · 29 replies
    us weekly ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | madeline boardman
    Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2014 AT 5:30PM By Madeline Boardman Merry Christmas, indeed! Angelina Jolie unwrapped a $15 million present on Thursday, Dec. 25, when her new movie Unbroken won the Christmas Day box office. The drama, which is Jolie's sophomore directorial effort, debuted in 3,131 theaters. An adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book of the same name, Unbroken brought in $15.59 million to take the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office.
  • Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies'

    12/26/2014 9:42:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014
    Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies' A day after Morocco bans film, Egypt says it’s rife with mistakes, including an apparent claim that ‘Moses and the Jews built the pyramids’ Exodus: Gods and Kings review – holy Moses, wholly acceptable for the devout 26 December 2014 Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, citing historical inaccuracies, the culture minister said on Friday. The decision comes a day after a similar move by Morocco. The film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale, relates how Moses helped Israelite slaves flee persecution in Egypt...
  • Tombstone [AMC] live thread

    12/26/2014 5:20:52 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 77 replies
    American Movie Classics ^ | 12-26-14 | Wyatt Earp
    I really like this movie. Strange that two other Russell movies are high on my list as well. Used Cars (pretty high) and Escape from New York (on the list). While everyone likes to say Kilmer took over this movie - everyone was great. Everyone.
  • A Soldiers Silent Night

    12/25/2014 9:04:25 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1987 | Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt
    A Christmas dedication to our men and women in uniform. A Soldier's Silent Night was originally titled 'Merry Christmas My Friend' and written by Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt in 1987.
  • Dr Who Christmas Special 9pm EST BBCA

    12/25/2014 4:13:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Dr Who Christmas special tonight
  • Movie for a Christmas afternoon: "The Miracle on 34th Street"(1955)

    12/25/2014 1:24:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1955 | Robert Stevenson
  • Bravo to The Interview: A standout movie that Need to be seen

    12/25/2014 9:55:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/25/2014 | Claudia Rossette
    Yes, bravo to Hollywood’s comedy about North Korea.After the epic furor of the past six months, including the early pre-release denunciation of the movie and threats voiced against it in June by North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, the hack attack in November on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the hackers’ threats in December against American movie-goers, the cancellation by Sony last week of the movie’s scheduled Christmas Day release, the scolding of Sony by President Obama in between his embrace of Cuba and his departure last Friday for a Hawaii vacation — OK, take a deep breath — Sony...
  • The Interview -- Painfully Bad

    12/25/2014 9:32:55 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 87 replies
    Puffington Host ^ | 12/25/2014 | David Edmund Moody
    Having introduced the matter of North Korea, however, the film unfortunately does require some attention, if only to disabuse prospective viewers of any hope that it has any redeeming value. Notwithstanding the protections provided by the First Amendment, there is a valid question whether the assassination of any living head of state, no matter how heinous the individual or his regime, is suitable subject matter for a major studio motion picture. If one objects on moral grounds to any such depiction, it's hard to know where to direct one's concern. The Sony Corporation, not to mention the stars and originators...
  • Bela Fleck-12 Days of Christmas

    12/25/2014 5:01:13 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 4 replies
    Bela Fleck-12 Days of Christmas
  • why there is no (!) trumpet christmas ...

    12/25/2014 4:38:08 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 7 replies
    why there is no (!) trumpet christmas ...
  • Merry Christmas From Afghanistan

    12/25/2014 2:37:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    messin around / YouTube ^ | Dec 24, 2009 | CAAT 1, WPNS CO, 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines
    Seasons greetings from CAAT 1, WPNS CO, 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines. (filmed on site at Alpha 1) (As it pans across the platoon halfway through, please excuse them looking like they're watching a crucifixion; by this point they've heard the song several hundred times :) Merry Christmas! [See the lyrics on the YouTube webpage]
  • Command Performance - Christmas 1945 3/11

    12/24/2014 9:28:35 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Recorded: 25-12-1945 Uploaded on Apr 16, 2009 | Command Performance
    Command Performance - Christmas 1945 3/11 Cast: Jerry Colonna, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Herbert Marshall, Harry James, Pied Pipers, Jimmy Durante, Ginny Simms, Cass Daley, Kay Kyser, Frances Langford, Judy Garland, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra, Ed Gardner, Eddie Jackson, Joe LIlley, & President Harry Truman
  • The Interview (vanity, I just watched it)

    12/24/2014 4:18:11 PM PST · by eastforker · 47 replies
    me ^ | 12/24/2014 | eastforker
    I just had to watch it. I thought it was funny, sophomoric, ok to watch at home but wouldn't go to the big screen to see it.Mostly a slapstick comedy with no redeeming social value.
  • Old Christmas Commercials

    12/24/2014 12:30:38 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 27 replies
    The Internet | 12/24/2014 | vladimir998
    Remember the old Christmas commercials? The one that just popped into my head was the old Folger's commercial where college age Peter comes home and makes morning coffee for the family. That commercial made a come back Christmas after Christmas for years years.
  • Merry Christmas, Freepers (vanity)

    12/24/2014 11:19:50 AM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/25/2011 | Phil Spector
    This is for anyone who has someone that won't be home for Christmas
  • Merry Christmas from VM2 - Virtual Marilyn

    12/24/2014 7:08:32 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    dfu via tinypic ^ | 12-24-14 | dfu
    Merry Christmas, FReepers.
  • Powerful video shows that every life matters

    12/23/2014 7:22:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec 23, 2014 | Cassy Fiano
    Many people don’t get the opportunity to come face-to-face with a person who has a disability. Rarer still is getting an honest view of how a person feels about their disability. But millions caught a glimpse into the life of an extraordinary individual living with a disability after actor Ashton Kutcher shared the following video with 18 million of his followers on social media. Cashel Gardner is a 17-year-old living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which, for Cashel, means that he cannot move, breathe, talk, or eat on his own. But he made this video to show that his life is...
  • Shane & Shane: O Holy Night with Phil Wickham 2012

    12/23/2014 3:32:31 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 22, 2012 | Shane & Shane, Wickham
    Flannel shirts, beards, guitars, harmony, beautiful... and the video brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy FReepers.
  • Singer Joe Cocker is dead at 70

    12/23/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | December 22, 2014 | Brandon Griggs,
    (CNN) -- Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70. Cocker's performing career spanned some 50 years, from Woodstock, where he sang the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," to the digital-music era. He had tour dates scheduled well into 2015. "Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends peace and love," tweeted Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
  • I'm Dreaming of an American Christmas

    12/23/2014 3:04:17 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies
    First Things ^ | 12/22/2014 | Peter J. Leithart
    White Christmas (1954) has been part of family Christmases for as long as I can remember. Bing Crosby’s voice is wonderful, but his middle-age-man-playing-hip hasn’t worn well over the years. Danny Kaye’s cracked-voice nervousness, his silly humor, and his surprisingly skillful dancing still work. Like all musicals, the film is thin on plot. It’s schmaltzy, light entertainment, a mid-century Hollywood specialtyIrving Berlin’s songs are catchy, sometimes clever. The title song had already won an Academy Award (for Holiday Inn, 1942). Wikipedia cites that other great authoritative text, Guinness, in support of the claim that it’s the best-settling single of all time, and...
  • Vanity - any fans of Jumong from Korea?

    12/22/2014 10:04:57 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Are there any fans of the TV series Jumong from Korea? Is it worth investing the time?
  • Madonna says leaking of new album is “artistic rape” and “form of terrorism”

    12/22/2014 8:30:54 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | December 17, 2014, 10:47am | Alex Young
    A 13-track album of new music from Madonna has reportedly leaked onto the web. Oh No They Didn’t theorizes that the release could be the entirety of Madonna’s as-yet-unannounced thirteenth studio album, rumored to be titled either Unapologetic B**** or Iconic. Madonna’s camp has experienced a fury of unauthorized leaks in recent weeks, leading to the singer’s manager, Guy Oseary, to enlist the public’s help. “I would be grateful to any Madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak,” Oseary tweeted after a song called “Rebel Heart” hit the web late last month. “We appreciate...
  • Box Office: 'Hobbit: Five Armies' Crushes 'Museum,' 'Annie' With $90.6M

    12/22/2014 3:59:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opened to a massive $90.6 million in North America, while Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie both suffered soft starts as the crucial year-end holidays got underway. Overseas, the final Hobbit entry also dominated, grossing another $105.5 million for a 12-day international total of $265 million and early world haul of $355.6 million. Five Armies soared in its five-day domestic debut after earning an A- CinemaScore, including a weekend tally of $56.2 million. Box-office comparisons to the previous Hobbit films aren't exactly parallel as the first...
  • Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

    12/21/2014 8:11:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 21, 2014
    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82. The Coventry-born star, who was made a CBE in 1991, worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress ... She was well known for her role as Mrs Baylock in horror film The Omen ...
  • Elton John marries longtime partner David Furnish nine years after civil partnership

    12/21/2014 12:51:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-2014 | RIVERA
    After England and Wales changed their laws about same-sex marriage in March, the pair have now converted their 2005 civil partnership to become legally wed. ‘Share the love,’ John wrote on Instagram. BY ZAYDA RIVERA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:32 AM A A A It's official! Elton John and his longtime love, David Furnish, are officially a married couple. "That's the legal bit done," the famed musician captioned a photo of them signing paperwork. "Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish" ‘It's beginning!! The Registrar welcomes our guests. #ShareTheLove,’ John wrote on this Instagram photo. ELTONJOHN...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Young At Heart"(1954)

    12/21/2014 12:26:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1954 | Gordon Douglas
  • Worst Christmas songs: The 10 most annoying holiday hits

    12/21/2014 11:36:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 169 replies
    City News Toronto ^ | Shalini Roy
    We asked you what you thought of Christmas music and while most of you love it – early appearances not withstanding – there are a few songs that just get under your skin. Here are the tunes that iVillage.ca readers voted as the worst (read: most annoying) Christmas songs ever. 10. Run, Rudolph, Run This rockabilly jingle is a bluesy take on Christmas. “Run, run, Rudolph, whizzin’ like a merry-go-round,” croons Chuck Berry, as we imagine frenzied shoppers running in all directions to satisfy Christmas desires. 9. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus This song might be perceived as being...
  • Former Radio Star, Actress Turns 102 In Ventura

    12/21/2014 8:47:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 20, 2014 9:55 PM
    Alice Ludes, a radio star who appeared in many Hollywood musicals, turned 102 in Ventura Saturday. Ludes entertained guests by playing the piano at her birthday party at a retirement home in Ventura.
  • Veni Veni Emmanuel

    12/21/2014 8:12:02 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 1 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | November 30, 2008 | Zoltán Kodály
    Veni, Veni Emmanuel is a synthesis of the great "O Antiphons" that are used for Vespers during the octave before Christmas (Dec. 17-23). These antiphons are of ancient origin and date back to at least the ninth century.
  • Friends baffled as Camille Cosby stands by Bill amid scandal

    12/20/2014 11:19:19 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 37 replies
    Recently, an old friend asked Camille Cosby how she was holding up. The comedian’s wife, married 51 years, was silent for a moment. “You know, everyone has their limits,” she confided. But the glimpse into her pain was fleeting, and Mrs. Bill Cosby was instantly back in the character of the loyal defender. “I think his problem is that he’s far too trusting and he lets things go too far and people can get the wrong idea,” the 69-year-old said. Friends talked to The Post last week about the marriage of Bill and Camille, and why she has not lost...
  • The next Bond could be...Idris Elba????

    12/20/2014 9:49:13 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 90 replies
    FOX.com Entertainment ^ | 12/20/14 | New York Post
    British actor Idris Elba could be the first black James Bond, according to more leaked e-mails from Sony Pictures. “Idris should be the next Bond,” Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal wrote nearly a year ago in an e-mail to Elizabeth Cantillon, a former executive vice president at Columbia Pictures. The leaked e-mail, reported by the Daily Beast, is from a trove of private e-mails, salary reports and bits of script and rough footage swiped and released by hackers believed to be from North Korea. Current Bond actor Daniel Craig is signed on to one more “James Bond” installment, “Spectre,” due...
  • Paulo Coelho Wants to Give The Interview Away Using BitTorrent

    12/19/2014 7:10:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Torrent Freak ^ | December 18, 2014
    Paulo Coelho Wants to Give The Interview Away Using BitTorrent By Andy on December 18, 2014 Sony may have withdrawn The Interview but not everyone is scared of releasing the movie. Author Paulo Coelho, whose book The Alchemist has sold in excess of 165 million copies, has just offered to buy the rights to the movie from Sony. He informs TorrentFreak that it would go straight on BitTorrent, for free. As has become customary in the past few weeks, the so-called Guardians of Peace hackers contacted TorrentFreak on Tuesday advising us of the latest release from their Sony hack.
  • Santa's Real Workshop: The Town In China That Makes The World's Christmas Decorations

    12/19/2014 5:37:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 19, 2014 | Oliver Wainwright
    Santa's Real Workshop: The Town In China That Makes The World's Christmas Decorations Oliver Wainwright Friday 19 December 2014 There’s red on the ceiling and red on the floor, red dripping from the window sills and red globules splattered across the walls. It looks like the artist Anish Kapoor has been let loose with his wax cannon again. But this, in fact, is what the making of Christmas looks like; this is the very heart of the real Santa’s workshop – thousands of miles from the North Pole, in the Chinese city of Yiwu. Our yuletide myth-making might like to...
  • As new CEO of SONY my response to the NORKS is

    12/19/2014 2:00:10 PM PST · by LS · 38 replies
    self | 12/19/2014 | LS
    Ladies and Gentlemen, as the new CEO of SONY Corporation, I am hereby announcing our strategy for the challenges presented by the North Korean hacking incident. I have: 1) Contacted via our representatives all our participating theaters, urging them to show "The Interview" at a special late night showing as the only film offered in that time slot. We don't want any innocent byestanders hurt and therefore all who attend will understand the risk they are taking. 2) Assembled our legal team to indemnify all said theater owners who screen the movie, both against physical/property loss and against lawsuits, should...
  • George Clooney: Kim Jong-un can’t tell me what to watch

    12/19/2014 10:11:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 29 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 12/19/14 | By Derrick Bryson Taylor
    George Clooney: Kim Jong-un can’t tell me what to watch By Derrick Bryson Taylor George Clooney won’t be told what to watch, especially by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “Sony didn’t pull [The Interview] because they were scared,” the 53-year-old actor told Deadline. “They pulled the movie because of all the theaters said they were not going to run it. And they said they were not going to run it because they talked to their lawyers and those lawyers said, if somebody dies in one of these, then you’re going to be responsible.” Clooney also shared that he had been...
  • OCD: You Won’t Believe How Much Coin This MAN Dropped To Look Like Kim Kardashian

    12/19/2014 9:10:33 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 36 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | Dec 18,2014 | CLASH DAILY
    Do you think this guy is gay? :P Quickly, someone buy him my book, Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate before it is too late! She graces several magazine covers a month, has her own reality show clothing and make-up brand, and has millions in the bank So perhaps it’s no surprise that 23-year-old Jordan James Parke wants to be just like Kim Kardashian.
  • George Clooney reveals top Hollywood names refused to sign petition supporting Kim Jong-un

    12/19/2014 6:23:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Hollywood star George Clooney said fellow celebrities and industry figures did not want to sign a petition supporting 'The Interview' film featuring the assassination of Kim Jong-un as they were afraid of the consequences. Clooney said he wanted to see the film released on-line to undermine the threats of the hacking gang, who are believed to be supported by North Korean agents. Sony's computer systems were breached following a major hacking attack last month, which saw highly confidential material released as well as a string of embarrassing emails.
  • 'You are a white lady telling me what is racist!': Whoopi Goldberg loses it with Rosie O'Donnell

    12/19/2014 5:06:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete headline: 'You are a white lady telling me what is racist!': Whoopi Goldberg loses it with Rosie O'Donnell on The View in heated debate about Barack Obama being mistaken for a valet Co-hosts were discussing Barack Obama being mistaken for a valet Whoopi Goldberg said it was stupid people not knowing their president O'Donnell brought up racism, Goldberg became infuriated A screaming match over racism erupted between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell on Thursday's episode of The View. The show's co-hosts were discussing the news that Barack Obama was mistaken for a valet. Goldberg dismissed the confusion as one...
  • Shakedown? Al Sharpton meets with Sony’s Amy Pascal to discuss race in Hollywood

    12/18/2014 11:24:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2014 | Staff
    Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, who last week apologized over racially insensitive comments she made in leaked emails posted online, just finished a 90-minute meeting with Rev. Al Sharpton in NYC where the two discussed diversity in Hollywood. Here is Sharpton’s take:
  • Remarkable: Republicans standing strong for liberal Democrat Hollywood; Obama wimpy response

    12/18/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    12/18/14 | soflofreeper
    National Review's editorial board, Mitt Romney, and other Republicans seem to be MORE willing to stand for freedom of speech than the Obama administration. Getting pushed around by third world tin pot dictators is modus operandi for Demon Rats.
  • Joan Collins: Porn led to my rape, encourages ‘a lot of brutality’

    12/18/2014 11:48:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 133 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    Joan Collins, who became one of the most glamorous actresses of the 1980s in her steamy role as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, is revealing that beneath the Hollywood glitz she was repressing a secret: She had been raped. And she's concerned that the misogyny of porn five decades later will victimize another generation of naive young women. The British-born star is speaking out about being raped after her attacker showed her hardcore pornography and drugged her at the tender age of 17. She went on to marry him. Collins says that her favorite actor, Maxwell Reed, invited the teen to...
  • Tony Orlando & Dawn ~ Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (blast from the past)

    12/18/2014 9:35:26 AM PST · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    Tony Orlando and Dawn via You Tube ^ | April 16, 2012 | stardustdays
    Man, I loved this song in the 70s as a little girl. Makes me so happy to hear it.
  • Teenage My Little Pony fan APOLOGIZES to internet trolls; threw himself under train (Truncated)

    12/18/2014 6:46:16 AM PST · by Crazieman · 141 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jay Narain
    A teenager who was bullied by online trolls posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube before killing himself, an inquest heard. Adam Smith, 19, who had learning difficulties, was bombarded with spiteful remarks and accused of plagiarism over a short story he put on a website. In response to the vicious bullying, he posted a video on YouTube entitled ‘I’m sorry’ where he apologised for any misunderstanding. But he was lambasted again by cruel users, who mocked him saying his speech problems were so bad it made them laugh. Days later he was seen crying as he walked to a railway...
  • Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout

    12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    FireceCable ^ | 12-15-2014 | Daniel Frankel
    Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now." The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case KeepFoxNews.com. Fox News versus Dish Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: KeepFoxNews.com) A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand...
  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • VIDEO: VICTORIA POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT TASERING ELDERLY MAN

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    abc13.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | abc13.com
    VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man. In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him. Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer. "I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.