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  • Bob Dylan on Guns

    02/24/2018 4:20:17 PM PST · by BBell · 6 replies
    YouTube, that visual repository of everything forgotten, contains a 1993 interview from 1960s counterculture hero Bob Dylan airing heretical views on gun control that deserves a second look given the current debate. The man behind the microphone appears guilty of the same sin committed by so many of Dylan’s admirers: projection. They imagine their hero’s words as ones they would say, albeit in a less oracular, lyrical way. So, when he embraces Christianity or watches boxing or goes positively-fourth-street on members of the press, they provide explanations for why Bob Dylan was not himself that day, which is their way...
  • Jennifer Lawrence: I don't regret dropping out of middle school

    02/24/2018 1:22:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | February 23, 2018 AT 01:12 PM EST | Nick Maslow
    Jennifer Lawrence is a lot of things — Oscar winner, advocate, and Emma Stone’s biggest fan, among others — but one thing she’s not? A high school graduate. In a preview of Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, Lawrence, 27, opens up about her decision to forgo an education in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, for a career in Hollywood. “I struggled through school. I never felt very smart,” says Lawrence, whose new spy thriller Red Sparrow (in theaters March 2) finds her playing a Russian intelligence officer who makes heartbreaking sacrifices at a young age. “And when I’m reading this...
  • Julia Ecklar's "Walk Through the Nightside" for Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

    02/24/2018 12:18:43 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    And if you loved Martin Freeman playing Bilbo, how about his Watson? Jane Oliver's "I Believe in You" for Sherlock's John Watson.
  • Quincy Jones Apologizes For Interviews Where He Gossiped, Trash Talked

    02/23/2018 8:38:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cbs2la ^ | Feb 22, 2018
    In the chats, Jones was candid about his feelings about Taylor Swift (“We need more songs, man. F—ing songs, not hooks.”), Paul McCartney (“the worst bass player I ever heard”) and Michael Jackson (whom he called “greedy”), among others. Jones also said Jackson was a song stealer. Jones produced the legendary “Thriller” album in addition to producing Jackson’s “Bad,” and “Off the Wall.”
  • Local groups hoof it to Tucson Rodeo Parade

    02/23/2018 5:49:33 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — More than 200,000 spectators are expected to line today’s 93rd annual Tucson Rodeo Parade route, with folks arriving early for prime viewing spots. Two local high schools — with very different entries — will be represented in this year’s parade lineup. The Buena Marching Colts, directed by Duane Chun, will have about 125 students in the parade, while the Tombstone High School JROTC Mounted Color Guard will be represented with five horseback riders, along with additional support members on foot. “We participate in this parade about every five or six years,” Chun said. “The Buena Marching Colts...
  • Another Olympics Snark Thread, Women's free skate and Lindsey Vonn's Slalom!

    02/22/2018 5:14:20 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 41 replies
    Me | Feb 22 2018 | Me
    Johnny Wier is looking FABULOUS, and this is your last chance to root against Lindsey Vaughn LMAO!
  • Today is the 31st anniversary of Andy Warhol's death

    02/22/2018 7:00:10 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 46 replies
    biography ^ | 02/22/2018 | biography
    Lived: Aug 06, 1928 - Feb 22, 1987 (age 58) Warhol's other famous pop paintings depicted Coca-cola bottles, vacuum cleaners and hamburgers. He also painted celebrity portraits in vivid and garish colors; his most famous subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Mao Zedong. As these portraits gained fame and notoriety, Warhol began to receive hundreds of commissions for portraits from socialites and celebrities. His portrait " Eight Elvises" eventually resold for $100 million in 2008, making it one of the most valuable paintings in world history.
  • Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Overt, Pervasive, and a Problem

    02/22/2018 6:38:36 AM PST · by goldendelicious · 80 replies
    Scapi Magazine ^ | 2-18-2018 | Daniel Johanson
    Recognizing that Classical Music has implied White Supremacy for centuries is hard for those that study the art form. In fact, that correlating The Met’s continued programming of dead white men to the rise of White Supremacist tendencies in America is not a far stretch is starting to become apparent to those that follow and review the company’s season announcements. Of course Italian Opera traditions are rich and are the backbone for many composers, but when an American institution, founded on the grounds
  • Bernie Sanders, Arnold Schwarzenegger among new SXSW speakers

    02/21/2018 11:58:43 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    More featured speakers were also added to the lineup, including Sen. Bernie Sanders who will discuss government alongside CNN’s Washington correspondent Jake Tapper. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joins POLITICO’s Off Message session to discuss government. U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan will talk about his new book, while Austinite Ernest Cline will discuss turning his work “Ready Player One” into a movie.
  • George Carlin's Views on aging!

    02/21/2018 6:58:05 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    unknown | 5/1/1998 | George Carlin
    Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? <>If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. 'How old are you?' ' I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key. You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey,...
  • China wages war on funeral strippers

    02/20/2018 6:20:29 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 64 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/20/18 | Neil Connor
    China has launched its latest crackdown against a phenomenon which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers. The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional Chinese New Year public gatherings. The war on strippers at funerals has been a long one for China. Authorities first began clamping down on "obscene" performances in 2006 and launched a second campaign in 2015.[Snip]"According to the interpretation of cultural anthropology, the fete is originated from the worship of reproduction," media professor Kuang Haiyan said,...
  • Jimi Hendrix & John McLaughlin Record Plant N.Y 25 March 69

    02/20/2018 4:58:41 PM PST · by af_vet_1981 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 9, 2014 | Hendrix & McLaughlin with Dave Holland - Bass, Buddy Miles,Standard YouTube License SHOW LESS
    Jimi Hendrix & John McLaughlin Record Plant N.Y 25 March 69
  • Candid Camera Classic: Pickets Demand Lower Pay!

    02/19/2018 6:42:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Our staff shows up at stores, protesting high pay!
  • ‘Because I’m a Mom’ children’s song sends vexed mothers the wrong message

    02/19/2018 2:10:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Japan Times ^ | FEB 17, 2018 | ALISA YAMASAKI
    What was meant to be a much-needed pat on the back for mothers has done more harm than good. In Hulu’s original children’s program “Dai! Dai! Daisuke Onisan!!,” hosted by ex-NHK talent Daisuke Yokoyama, Daisuke Onisan performed a new song titled “Atashi Okasan Dakara” (“Because I’m a Mom”). Written by popular children’s book author Nobumi, the lyrics go like this: “I was living alone before I became a mom/ I wore heels, I painted my nails/ I tried to act strong and tried to prove I could work. Today I cut my nails to play with my kids/ I wear...
  • Get Set Go's "Wait" for Beckett and Castle

    02/19/2018 2:09:00 PM PST · by mairdie · 6 replies
    Another good Castle video - Joshua Radin's "Just One of Those Days".
  • Malaysia police investigate rapper over Lunar New Year dog video

    02/19/2018 2:02:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A rapper is under police investigation in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks and performing suggestive moves, reports said Monday. The video features controversial rapper Wee Meng Chee, known by his stage name Namewee, sitting on a chair in front of a domed building and mimicking barks of canines from around the world. Several black-clad dancers wearing masks of dogs — an animal considered unclean in Islam — gyrate around him, with two of them mimicking a “doggy-style” sex move.
  • Alton Towers release images of new ride based on Wicker Man film

    02/19/2018 1:00:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, February 17, 2018
    Alton Towers Resort have given guests a sneak peak at their new ride based around the horror movie 'Wicker Man'. The Wicker Man is the UK's first new wooden rollercoaster experience in 21 years and includes a globally unique twist with the ride standing at 57.57ft tall - the height of a six-storey building. The new ride is set to sir in the very centre of the theme park and will appear to burst into flames as the wooden track races three separate times through the structure. Francis Jackson, Operations Director at Alton Towers Resort, said: "Wicker Man is Alton...
  • Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Overt, Pervasive, and a Problem (Barf Alert)

    02/19/2018 11:33:38 AM PST · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Scapi Magazine ^ | 2/18/2018 | DANIEL JOHANSON
    Over the week, there have been waves of backlash at The Metropolitan Opera’s newest season announcement. A recent Washington Post made the rounds, taking to task the institution’s insistence on an entirely white and male composer list, as well as a completely male roster of conductors taking the podium. As a white man, there have been and continue to be countless times in which I have needed to recognize that privilege, white supremacy, homophobia, toxic masculinity, and gender normativity are layered issues. It’s easy to call a Nazi a racist because they are so obviously a racist. Not all racists...
  • Duchess Catherine sparks outrage by not wearing black at BAFTAs

    02/19/2018 9:35:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies viz WPXI ^ | February 19, 2018 | Nicole Moschella
    LONDON - All eyes were on Duchess Catherine over the weekend when she attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTA Awards. Kate Middleton, who is expecting her third child with the Duke of Cambridge, arrived at the Sunday event with Prince William. Much like award shows in the United States, attendees at the London event were encouraged to wear all black in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives at this year’s BAFTAs, which are the British equivalent to the Oscars. Duchess Catherine opted for a green cap-sleeved gown and coordinating...
  • Sunday Feb 18 Olympics snark thread. Day 1 of Ice Dancing!

    02/18/2018 5:51:28 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 28 replies
    Me ^ | Feb 18 2018 | Me
    Wheeeee, it's the start of Olympic Ice Dancing!!!!!! Mr. Roo Roo is wavering between homicide and suicide. We have to flip back and forth between ice dancing and two man bobsled or we might have to get a divorce. Okay,here is my expert opinion on ice dancing: there should be point subtractions for bad outfits and women's armpits with five oclock shadows. Seriously.