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  • You Bet Your Life radio show 1/25/50

    01/25/2015 2:23:03 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 25 Jan 1950 | Groucho Marx
    Groucho meets a single librarian and a young policeman, a television expert and a housewife, and an auctioneer and a square dance caller.
  • He Puts His iPhone 4 Inside The Guitar. Why? I Didn’t See This Coming!

    01/24/2015 9:43:34 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    This is such clever and awesome idea! Who would have thought putting your iPhone 4 inside a guitar and using its camera could create such cool and creative video. I never really did see this coming and this is such a novel idea that most people haven’t seen or tried such an experiment before. Learn more from this video and you might want to try it for yourself! Have you seen such before? See video at link
  • 46 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’

    01/24/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 96 replies
    theboot.com ^ | 1-22-14 | Gayle Thompson
    Forty-six years ago today (Jan. 22, 1969), Glen Campbell struck gold for the first time. It was on this day that the singer earned the first gold single of his career, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ The song, which was the title track of Campbell’s 12th studio album, was written by Jimmy Webb, who got the inspiration for the tune while driving through Washita County, Okla., when he saw a lone telephone lineman working on the top of a telephone pole. “I’m a songwriter, and I can write about anything I want to,” Webb says of his...
  • Emma Watson Unveils Gender Equality Initiative in Davos

    01/24/2015 6:33:53 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Lorena O'Neil
    The plan asks for governments, companies and universities to step in and work together to "bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally." Watson outlined the gender equality initiative in her speech, talking about the overwhelming response she received when she first launched HeForShe with a powerful speech in New York City last September. Although some people proved just how necessary this conversation is by threatening her for defending women, she was largely celebrated for her passionate words.
  • Apple's iTunes Radio, Beats, and Others Hit With Unpaid Royalty Suits Over Pre-1972 Music

    01/24/2015 2:58:31 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Friday January 23, 2015 7:24 AM PST | by Mitchel Broussard
    Following a lengthy lawsuit that pitted Sirius XM Radio against members of classic rock band The Turtles in a fight over royalties for music recordings made before 1972, new class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple, Sony, Google, and Rdio over their streaming music services (via The Recorder). As noted by Law360, Beats Music has also been hit with a suit. According to the suits, filed yesterday by Zenbu Magazines Inc., streaming services like iTunes Radio, Beats, and Google Play Music have been making money off of pre-1972 music recordings without paying any royalties to the owners of the...
  • Paul Specht & Orchestra "Ten Little Miles From Town"

    01/23/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | Paul Specht
    Paul Specht and his Orchestra play "Ten Little Miles From Town." Recorded in New York on September 13, 1928.
  • Rapper Tiny Doo facing long prison sentence over lyrics

    01/23/2015 11:26:25 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy. San Diego-based rapper Tiny Doo has already spent eight months in prison, and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted under a little-known California statute that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities. The statute in question is California Penal Code 182.5. The code makes it a felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang, have knowledge that a street gang has engaged in criminal activity, or benefit from that activity....
  • ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Depicts America Under the Nazis

    01/22/2015 10:47:23 AM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 1/22/15 | Gault
    An excellent adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s best novel After the highway patrolman finishes helping Joe Blake fix a flat tire, the cop offers him a sandwich. Blake is nervous. He’s stuck in the Midwest at the mercy of a police officer … and he’s carrying illegal cargo. Blake wants to leave, but he accepts the sandwich. Better not to cause a stir. As Blake takes the meal, he notices a tattoo on the officer’s forearm—a knife through a flower. Blake asks what it means. “Oh?” the cop says. “A soldier so fierce he’d kill a rose.” “That was you?”...
  • Jay Leno on Bill Cosby Scandal: Why is It So Hard to Believe the Accusers?

    01/21/2015 4:32:14 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 81 replies
    People ^ | 01/21/15
    The 64-year-old comedian and former host of The Tonight Show told TV executives Wednesday that he doesn't understand why "it's so hard to believe women." "You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man," Leno said at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives convention, Variety reports. "Here you need 25."
  • 'Avatar' sequels pushed back a year, James Cameron says

    01/21/2015 7:09:12 AM PST · by dennisw · 74 replies
    latimes ^ | Jan 14 | Oliver Gettell
    James Cameron's 'Avatar' sequels have been delayed a year, with the first now arriving in 2017 James Cameron's return trip to Pandora is taking a bit longer than originally planned. The release for the director's three "Avatar" sequels has been pushed back a year, with the first to arrive in late 2017, Cameron told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Cameron is in pre-production on the sci-fi films, which he intends to shoot simultaneously in New Zealand and then release over consecutive years. Although the first sequel was to hit theaters in time for Christmas 2016, Cameron said that target was...
  • Tourists get knockout photo of Sylvester Stallone atop 'Rocky' steps

    01/21/2015 6:23:47 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    wptv West Palm Beach ^ | 1-21-15 | n/a
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A group of tourists who ran up the "Rocky" steps got a knockout photo at the top - a selfie with Rocky himself.</p> <p>Peter Rowe said he and two friends had just finished racing up the staircase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday when they saw Sylvester Stallone.</p>
  • [Video] Jean Michel Jarre - Live In Cairo Egypt - Full Screen Edition

    01/20/2015 7:32:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 26, 2014 | Instants Jarre
    Jean Michel Jarre had no particular plans for Millennium New Year's Eve. But then came the tragic terrorist attacks at Luxor, where several Western tourists were killed. UNESCO, in a bid to support the State of Egypt, home to precious world cultural heritage, and most dependent on the tourist trade, asked Jarre to travel to Egypt as its Ambassador to draw media support for the Egyptian tourism industry. During his visit and discussions with the Egyptian government around the subject that something should be done to recreate a positive and modern image of the country Jarre was invited to conceive...
  • Moog Brings Back the Ancient Modular Synthesizer (This is Rather Awesome)

    01/20/2015 7:18:48 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 94 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alan Cross
    If you remember guys like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Rick Wright playing keyboard devices the size of refrigerators, you’ll love that Moog, the pioneering synth company, has gone back to making some of those monsters. Behold this glorious synthesizer porn.
  • Theater cancels Planned Parenthood abortion celebration

    01/20/2015 6:22:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Missouri was planning to have cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child, at Standees Prairie Village. STANDEES is a neighborhood dining and entertainment theater in Kansas. The event was scheduled for January 21, 2015 – that was until, Standees rescinded the invitation to host the abortion celebration. The announcement from Planned Parenthood about the cancellation read,”We regret to inform you that, on very short notice, Standees has informed PPKM that they have rescinded their commitment to host our film event on...
  • Expansive Rock: Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd"

    01/20/2015 12:37:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 34 replies
    WWW.Brain-Damage.co.uk ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Ed Lopez-Reyes
    Pink Floyd academic, composer, and pianist Gilad Cohen's studies of the band, along with performances of Cohen's compositions, will be featured in events held in Illinois, at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University, in early February. Cohen [right] will be giving two lectures, titled "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs' and 'Shine On'" and "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs'". They will each offer insight on a variety of subjects related to these songs as well as two unique opportunities for discussion. Northwestern University's lecture will consist of an expansive analysis of 'Dogs'...
  • Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines: "Ah that’s too much for me.”

    01/20/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | The Tatler
    Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines Billy Crystal, comedian and one of the first actors to portray a gay character on TV, has had enough of the gay storylines on television.Speaking to an audience at the Television Critics Association press tour, Crystal said: “Sometimes I think, ‘Ah that’s too much for me.’”The comedian played Jodie on Soap from 1977-1981. “It was very difficult at the time,” said Crystal. “Jodie was really the first recurring [gay] character on network television and it was a different time, it was 1977. So, yeah, it was awkward. It was tough.” He spoke...
  • FX reveals new details about 'Fargo' season 2 (Ronald Reagan as a featured character)

    01/20/2015 12:54:04 AM PST · by Rastus · 8 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan. 18, 2015 | Natalie Abrams
    During TCA’s winter press tour, FX CEO John Langraf revealed that Ronald Reagan will figure into the second season of the network’s hit anthology series. “It covers something that was referenced in the first installment by Lou Solverson, Molly Solverson’s [Allison Tolman] father,” Langraf said. “It’s a big sprawling, in some ways, more comedic [season], though at times, a very serious show. It’s set in the late ’70s against the backdrop of Ronald Reagan’s first campaign for President of the United States. Reagan is a character in it.” After the panel, Landgraf confided to EW that Fargo will actually be...
  • Sons of Liberty

    01/19/2015 12:53:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Channel Guide ^ | 1-19-15
    Sons of Liberty Three-Night Event Begins Jan 25 at 9/8c on the History Channel. Video at source link. Topics will include Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere, and more.
  • Ickey Woods stunned by response to TV ad

    01/19/2015 10:20:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    abc30.com ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | By Dale Yurong
    The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. Ickey was very surprised by the popularity of his commercial. It has thrust him back into the national spotlight. 25 years have passed since Ickey has done the shuffle on the field for the Bengals. He still lives in the Cincinnati area. Woods said, "Now I'm...
  • Chris Kyle’s Widow Overwhelmed By ‘American Sniper’ Success, Elites Unhappy

    01/19/2015 8:31:08 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/19/2015 | Derek Hunter
    In spite of the vitriol spewed toward the movie “American Sniper,” Americans flocked to see the Clint Eastwood biopic of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in record numbers. The previous record for a movie opening on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend was set last year by “Ride Along,” which opened with $41 million. “American Sniper” is estimated to have more than doubled that, bringing in an astounding $90.2 million.
  • Aliens, Robots, Cheetahs, Oh My! Watch These “Face Hackers” Use Projectors To Modify Their Faces

    01/18/2015 11:14:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 1/18/15 | Greg Kumparak
    Happy Sunday! Ready to have your mind blown?By mixing ultra-bright projectors and advanced facial tracking with some damned fine visual design, these guys are able to use their faces as a canvas some truly wild work. ==>>>Watch on as they morph from human, to alien, to cheetah, to robot overlord on the fly.<<<==So how does it work? To oversimplify it: an array of cameras tracks the dots on their faces, akin to the way Hollywood motion capture systems work. They then take some truly amazing texture/animation work and digitally morph it around a model of each guy’s face — essentially...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Istanbul"(1957)

    01/18/2015 12:02:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1957 | Joseph Pevney
  • Fox Explores ’24’ Without Jack Bauer

    01/18/2015 11:07:11 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 17, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    Are Jack Bauer or the real-time format at the heart of 24? Fox brass are likely wrestling with that dilemma as they are weighing a possible new limited series installment of the popular franchise. That’s because the network has been pitched a followup to last summer’s 24: Live Another Day that may or may not feature 24 signature star Kiefer Sutherland. In the the idea, which comes from 24/24: Live Another Day executive producers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz and Manny Coto, “there is a point at which Jack Bauer could come in and fit organically into the story, or they...
  • Howard Shore's Scores to 'Scanners' and 'The Brood' Get First Vinyl Release via Mondo

    01/17/2015 12:06:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    In an announcement that's bound to blow some minds, film score authorities Mondo have revealed they'll be delivering the music from Canadian body horror icon David Cronenberg's Scanners and The Brood on a single slab of vinyl tomorrow (January 13). The Mondo blog confirmed that the label has teamed up with Howe Records for a release placing Howard Shore's score to 1981's Scanners on the A-side and his "The Shape of Rage Suite" for 1979's The Brood on the flip.
  • Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts

    01/17/2015 12:56:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    mashable.com ^ | Jan 16 2015 | Jim Roberts
    Fifty years after Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh first performed in Menlo Park, Calif., the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite in 2015 for what they say is their final series of concerts.
  • Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ [Insufferable Woman Just Go Away!]

    01/16/2015 9:37:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 16, 2015 | Emily Heil
    Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ By Emily Heil January 16 at 10:45 AM But you might need to breathe rarefied air to catch a glimpse: the TV mogul will be attending that screening of “Selma” (she’s the film’s producer) at the White House on Friday afternoon that we told you about. President Obama invited members of the cast and crew, along with some Washington dignitaries, to chow down on presidential popcorn and watch the civil-rights-era flick.
  • Classic Hollywood Film Outtakes

    01/16/2015 8:42:14 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/05/2010 | Youtube
    Bogie, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, George Brent, Merle Oberon, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart
  • Miss Universe Photos (SMOKIN' CPU ALERT)

    01/16/2015 4:35:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    eonline ^ | N/A | eonline.com
    Miss Lithuana - Patricija Belousova: Miss India - Noyonita Lodh: Miss Philippines - Mary Jean Lastimosa: Miss Israel - Doron Matalon: Miss Brazil - Melissa Gurgel: Miss Austria - Julia Furdea: Miss USA - Nia Sanchez: Miss Gabon - Maggaly Ornellia Nguema: Miss France - Camille Cerf: Miss Columbia - Paulina Vega: Miss Venezuela: - Migbelis Lynette Castellanos: Miss Serbia -Andjelka Tomasevic: Miss Dominican Republic - Kimberly Castillo: Miss Czech Republic - Gabriela Frankova: Miss Ukraine - Diana Harkusha: Miss Mexico - Josselyn Garciglia:
  • Snoop Dogg a 'misogynist wretch' says Londonderry judge McElholm

    01/16/2015 5:44:56 AM PST · by don-o · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 January 2015
    Imposing a 12 month probation order, Judge McElholm said: "Why any woman would want to go to a concert to listen to this misogynist wretch escapes me." "Why he was allowed into the country in the first place is another matter," said Mr McElholm. The American rapper has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
  • Bobby Russell - 1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero

    01/16/2015 12:22:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1968 | Bobby Russell
    "When they called out his name he tried not to claim it, but the kids started cryin' 'cause theyd already named it".........
  • Mystery of Grateful Dead fan missing almost 20 years

    01/15/2015 12:49:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | ap
    Police told local media outlets that the missing man's mother filed a police report Tuesday, saying her son, Jason Callahan, left Myrtle Beach nearly 20 years ago to follow the band the Grateful Dead and hasn't been seen since.
  • This is Dish's Sling TV: an internet TV service that lets you stream ESPN for $20

    01/15/2015 9:58:53 AM PST · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 5, 2015 11:57 am | Chris Welch
    Dish's grand experiment is called Sling TV, and before going on, we need to point out that it has very little to do with the Sling brand you may already be familiar with. There's no direct partnership with Slingbox or Sling Media, though both it and Dish are beneath a single parent company, EchoStar. So right off the bat, it's a somewhat confusing name that Dish maybe could've done better with. Another thing: though this is a service designed by and coming from Dish, you wouldn't know it without being told. The satellite provider's own logo is nowhere to be...
  • Oscars: Acting Nominees All White

    01/15/2015 9:14:36 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 81 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 15, 2015 | Tatiana Siegel
    For only the second time in nearly two decades, the 20 Academy Awards acting nominations went to a group made up entirely of white actors and actresses.
  • Meryl Streep, Margaret Cho offer lessons in stopping the PC outrage machine

    01/15/2015 7:50:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One of the things I will miss most about the late Joan Rivers is that she almost never apologized. She was literally unapologetic, not unapologetic in the way that Hollywood usually pats itself on the back for, when they’ve just posted another sharply worded admonition of Donald Rumsfeld on Huffington Post. By not apologizing, the octogenarian provacateur was free to go on provoking in our hypersensitive day and age. She defused imminent outrage explosions with one finger— the middle one. Despite her success, very few seemed to follow her example.This week, I was glad to see two Hollywood women,...
  • Sister of Paris deli killer Coulibaly is a 'Booty Therapy' dancer who aims to end racism

    01/15/2015 6:45:45 AM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    MailOnline ^ | jan 15 | By Sara Malm
    Maimouna Couilbaly has appeared several times on shows such as France's Got Talent (La France a un Incroyable Talent) and runs a dance company with classes in popular Afro-urban dance styles. She is the creator of 'Booty Therapy', a dance class set to 'liberate' and empower women, and can be seen surrounded by exhilarated twerking students in several YouTube videos. Sister of Paris deli killer Coulibaly is a 'Booty Therapy' dancer who aims to end racism through the medium of upside-down twerking Amedy Coulibaly killed five people in attack on a kosher market in Paris His sister Maimouna is a...
  • Lizz Winstead: People Say My Exposure of ‘Anti-Abortion Extremists’ Is as ‘Offensive’...

    01/14/2015 6:31:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    cns news ^ | January 12, 2015 | By Melanie Hunter
    FULL TITLE: Lizz Winstead: People Say My Exposure of ‘Anti-Abortion Extremists’ Is as ‘Offensive’ as Charlie Hebdo Cartoons (CNSNews.com) – In a segment of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” show on Sunday about the deadly attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, comedienne Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the “Daily Show,” said pro-life activists compare her comedic attempts to defend abortion rights to insulting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. “People feel like my activism and me using comedy to shine a light on the extremism in let’s say the anti-abortion movement is as absolutely offensive, and so since we don’t have nuanced conversations in this...
  • Licence to thrill again for fans of Bond music

    01/14/2015 3:16:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 01.13.2015 | by Andrew Robinson
    IT might not be the best Bond film but the music for Moonraker by Yorkshire-born composer John Barry is out of this world. Thirty six years after Roger Moore saved the world from baddies Hugo Drax and Jaws, fans of the late John Barry’s work are banding together to raise Ł25,000 for the entire film score to be re-recorded by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 'Homeland' may avoid a Muslim terrorist storyline next season (but won't shy away from controversy)

    01/13/2015 3:43:35 AM PST · by mykroar · 12 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 1/12/15 | James Hibbard
    The network’s president, David Nevins, says the show’s writer-producer Alex Gansa might find a fresh antagonist for CIA case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) to tackle when the show returns later this year. But the executive also firmly emphasized a decision has not yet been made and the story’s villain will be chosen for creative reasons— and to avoid repetition— rather than the recent terror attacks in Europe. “Where they’re going to go next year is a little bit up in the air,” Nevins told critics at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour Monday. “We’re not necessarily going to...
  • Got your ‘rape joke card’ handy? Two feminists explain when ‘rape jokes can be funny’ (BARF)

    01/12/2015 7:59:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    twitchy ^ | January 12, 2015 | twithy staff
    In case you missed it, during last night’s opening bit, Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the opportunity to make a few funnies about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby: VIDEO ON LINK Lena Dunham, for one, thought it was hilarious: TWITTER IMAGE ON LINK
  • Is the Album Dying? If You Ask Me, Yes

    01/12/2015 7:24:14 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 138 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | January 12, 2015 | Alan Cross
    Albums are almost as old as recorded music. A hundred years ago when the most music a 78 RPM record could hold was four minutes, long pieces like operas or symphonies were broken up over multiple discs. Those discs were then sold in book-like packages that reminded many of photo albums. That’s how the record album got its name. The multiple disc problem was solved by Columbia in 1948 when in June of that year, they unveiled the 33 1/3 long-playing album. When RCA countered with the 7-inch 45 RPM single a year later, the LP became the domain of...
  • Clint Eastwood’s Walking Wounded: From ‘Dirty Harry’ to ‘American Sniper’

    01/12/2015 6:27:55 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 19 replies
    MSM Entertainment ^ | 1/06/2015 | Scott Foundas
    The defining moment of Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” plays out twice onscreen and countless more times in the mind of the movie’s central character, the late Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper). We are on a rooftop in Nasiriya, Iraq, a couple of weeks into the second American invasion, and Kyle — trained for battle but not yet tested by it — scans the surroundings for any seeming anomaly. A suspicious-looking man appears on a nearby balcony talking on a cell phone, only to disappear again back inside the building. Then, down below, a woman in a...
  • Amazon, ‘Transparent’ Make History at Golden Globes

    01/12/2015 4:02:18 AM PST · by mykroar · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | 1/11/15 | Jenelle Riley
    Amazon proved itself a major player in the television field when its original program “Transparent” won the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy and star Jeffrey Tambor won best actor. Not only was it Amazon’s first-ever Golden Globe award, “Transparent” also became the first online series to ever win a best series award, comedy or drama, at the annual awards show. “My new best friend,” Tambor said of the digital media company during his acceptance speech. The series stars Tambor as a father of three who reveals he identifies as a woman. There was a lot of...
  • Apple Commercial: You Better Burn That Flag...

    01/11/2015 4:14:14 PM PST · by ziravan · 120 replies
    Apple TV Commercial | Current | Orwell's: Who Needs You.
    Lyrics to song on current Apple Commercial: "Who Needs You" by The Orwells. You better toss your bullets You better hide your guns You better help the children Let 'em have some fun You better count your blessings Kiss mom and pa You better burn that flag Cause it ain't against the law! You better pledge your allegiance You're not the only one Listen up forefathers I'm not your son You better save the country You better pass the flask You better join the army I said: "no thank you, dear old uncle Sam!" You better toss your bullets You...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Glass Bottom Boat"(1966)

    01/11/2015 1:38:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1966 | Frank Tashlin
  • Lamar on Ferguson: “When we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us?”

    01/10/2015 10:35:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | January 10, 2015 | Michelle Geslani
    With one of 2015’s most anticipated albums, Kendrick Lamar is the focus of this week’s issue of Billboard. In the magazine’s cover story, the Compton MC weighed in on a number of topics, music related and not, including Ferguson, the stunning untitled track he debuted on The Colbert Report, and his thoughts on Iggy Azalea. Check out some choice excerpts below and the full Billboard interview here. When asked about the controversial death of Michael Brown, Kendrick spoke candidly, saying that although it should never have happened, change must also come from within communities like Ferguson: “I wish somebody would...
  • The Origins of Spinal Tap

    01/09/2015 6:13:08 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 67 replies
    Open Culture ^ | January 7, 2015 | Jonathan Crow
    When This is Spinal Tap came out over 30 years ago, it went over a lot of people’s heads. “Everybody thought it was a real band,” recalled director Rob Reiner. “Everyone said, ‘Why would you make a movie about a band that no one has heard of?’” It’s hard to believe that lines like “You can’t dust for vomit” failed to come off as anything but a joke. But, to be fair, Hollywood comedies were generally straight-forward affairs in the ‘80s. Think Blues Brothers or Fletch. Fake documentaries weren’t a thing. And This is Spinal Tap looks and feels exactly...
  • This mashup of popular country songs confirms how formulaic the genre has become

    01/09/2015 10:08:31 AM PST · by Bubba Ho-Tep · 63 replies
    http://www.avclub.com/article/mashup-popular-country-songs-confirms-how-formula I-213620
  • Bill Cosby jokes about rape allegations during performance

    01/08/2015 9:20:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2015 | Joe Tacopino
    Cosby had a brief exchange with a female audience member who got up from her seat to get a beverage during the Ontario show. “You have to be careful drinking around me,” Cosby quipped to the woman. However, one man was thrown out after the joke when he yelled “you’re a rapist” at the comedian.
  • Zebra - Who's Behind The Door?

    01/08/2015 8:47:20 PM PST · by DemforBush · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Great 80s rock song from a New Orleans-based rock band that just never quite got as big as they probably should have (IMHO).
  • Happy Birthday Elvis Presley

    01/08/2015 4:11:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    Born January 8, 1935. Elvis would have been 80 today.