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  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    01/23/2019 7:04:09 AM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/23/2019 | myself
    Today we feature Hank Thompson and thr Brazos Valley Boys and their 1952 recording of Crying In The Deep Blue Sea, THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • ‘Nobody Is Going to Believe You’ Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer...trailed by accusations

    01/23/2019 6:28:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    www.theatlantic.com ^ | March 2019 Issue | Alex French and Maximillian Potter
    Over the past two decades, Bryan Singer’s films—The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, Superman Returns, four of the X-Men movies—have earned more than $3 billion at the box office, putting him in the top tier of Hollywood directors. He’s known for taking risks in his storytelling: It was Singer’s idea, for instance, to open the original X-Men movie with a scene at Auschwitz, where a boy uses his superpowers to bend the metal gates that separate him from his parents. Studio executives were skeptical about starting a comic-book movie in a concentration camp, but the film became a blockbuster and launched a...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/23/2019 5:36:14 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 5 replies
    1/23/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram ANIEY YXQZ NFLVIQ ZVO, YXQL YXQZ HJOFX JY ZVO, YXQL YXQZ ANFXY ZVO, YXQL ZVO DNL. PJXJYPJ FJLWXN You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own.   The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send...
  • Variety: To Be Nominated For Best Picture, You Need A Woke Social Message

    01/22/2019 8:18:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2019 | John Sexton
    The Oscar nominees for Best Picture were announced today and you’ll be shocked to learn that all of the films in contention, save one or two, have a woke social message to offer. The pattern is so blatant that Variety’s chief film critic pointed out that this seems to be what matters most to Oscar voters: The gradual decline of “A Star Is Born” during awards season has been, for those of us who love the film, a somewhat depressing spectacle to watch. But now that the decline is more or less complete, I think its meaning has at...
  • Bestseller: 'Gosnell' movie defies Hollywood

    01/22/2019 6:58:11 PM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    washington Times ^ | 1/22/19 | Jennifer Harper
    Industry publications and the news media pretty well ignored “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” an independent film which offered the details of the investigation and murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Despite the lack of press coverage, the film was the No. 1 indie film in the U.S. on its debut weekend in October, and No. 12 among all box office offerings. Produced by Phelim McAleer and his wife Ann McElhinney, the film was financed through an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign which raising $2.3 million in 45 days for the production. It also made $3.6 million at the...
  • Disney Producer Jack Morrissey Apologizes for ‘#MAGAkids into the Woodchipper’ Fantasy

    01/22/2019 6:02:21 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 January 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Film producer Jack Morrissey apologized on Monday for a social media post envisioning the bloody outcome of Covington Catholic High School students being put into a woodchipper. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin captured and shared Morrissey’s since-deleted tweet, which draws on a scene from the 1996 film Fargo in which a character’s corpse is fed through a woodchipper: ....Morrissey told the Wrap via statement: It was something that I did not give any thought to. It was just a fast, profoundly stupid tweet. … I would throw my phone into the ocean before doing that again. Yesterday I tweeted an...
  • BLOWBACK OVER 'WE BELIEVE' AD SUGGESTS GILLETTE IS NO NIKE

    01/22/2019 9:09:58 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 43 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 1/22/19 | by Jack Neff
    P&G Brand Director Pankaj Bhalla tells Ad Age its goal was to provoke conversation, so Gillette no doubt expected polarization. And this is, after all, an era when brands increasingly take a stand on social issues, as Nike did with a ballsy campaign that sided with Colin Kaepernick on the issue of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. But there's one glaring difference between Nike and Gillette: Nike's primary customers are young urban millennials who support brands that stand up for causes and tend to sympathize with Kaepernick's protest. Many of the customers for Gillette, a 117-year-old brand, are...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/22/2019 5:31:23 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 23 replies
    1/22/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram XKS HGWHTCQXGFL FZ HFLZGESLHS GJ VSXXSW XKQL XKS HGWHTCQXGFL FZ YFLSO. NQYSJ YQEGJFL You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send me a private reply if you...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    01/22/2019 5:21:49 AM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/22/2019 | myself
    I'm craving some Mel Tillis this morning, so here is his 1980 recording of Steppin' Out. Tillis fans might also enjoy my Mel Tillis - A Tribute - Nine Tunes which I made upon his passing in 2017. 9 of my favorites which span his entire career.
  • Beauty and the Beast producer Jack Morrissey tweets THREAT to Covington kids (truncated)

    01/21/2019 10:37:21 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/21/19 | Sam J
    Nothing like seeing a bunch of supposed adults talking all big and bad about physically harming a group of high school kids. Like Jack Morrissey. Full transparency, we’d never heard of this guy Twitter saw fit to verify, but doing a quick search it turns out he’s a co-producer on the remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Dude produced a movie that would fall into the ‘family’ genre and tweets crap like this:
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    01/21/2019 6:24:55 AM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 1/21/2019 | myself
    Its Swingin' Monday and we have another visit from Luke Wills' Rhythm Busters and their 1948 recording of The Fly In My Ointment. THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/21/2019 2:46:58 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 13 replies
    1/21/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram TX LKESPUASUM SFVTUNX, CZRSPMD HKUMPTHMX. PKUTCN PSTLTU You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send me a private reply if you need a hint for today’s Cryptogram....
  • By Banishing the Work of Great Artists We Are Punishing Everyone

    01/20/2019 3:13:37 PM PST · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    I have a new fear. And this one’s a doozy. Having weathered more than one social-­media s- -t storm, I’m one column away from the round of mob opprobrium that sinks my career for good. A single unacceptable sentiment, a word usage misconstrued, a sentence taken out of context suffices these days to implode a reputation decades in the making and to trigger ­McCarthyite blacklisting. But that isn’t the fear in its entirety. Suppose a perceived violation of progressive orthodoxy translates into the kind of institutional cowardice on display in the forced resignation of Ian Buruma from The New York Review...
  • 'SNL' Kool-Aid Man Sketch Parodies Gillette Toxic Masculinity Ad

    01/20/2019 11:30:38 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 7 replies
    Fortune ^ | 1/20/19 | By Veronica Neto
    This week’s Saturday Night Live episode, hosted by Rachel Brosnahan, featured a Kool-Aid parody of Gillette’s Super Bowl “We Believe” ad, which sparked controversy when the commercial addressed issues concerning toxic masculinity. The sketch opens up with an ’80s-themed ad featuring two teenage boys talking about how thirsty they are after a basketball practice. The Kool-Aid man then bursts through a wall with a jug of Kool-Aid saying his signature “Oh yeah!” while the excited boys say “I wanna be like Kool-Aid!”
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/20/2019 5:38:59 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 16 replies
    1/20/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram SN ZHAU AONJB EHC ZTLYA EONLVF, YNIJUN EHC YTAJDCNNZNLUA RELNAUVF, IHU JVSJFA OHCAHN AEVTYJCTUF. YELJVY UCHZO You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own.   The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send me a...
  • The 12 Best Country Songs of All Time

    01/19/2019 5:26:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 273 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 19, 2019 | Chris Queen
    Country music is the most American of musical idioms, alongside jazz. With a longer history than rock and roll or hip-hop, country has produced a powerful pantheon of memorable artists, albums, and songs. Growing up, I pretended not to like country music, even though it was the music I heard my dad listen to the most (while my mom turned me on to the incredible pop and rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s). Nowadays, I’ve shaken that youthful pretension and will admit to enjoying most types of country’s many subgenres. I also have to admit that compiling a list...
  • Seals and Crofts: Remembering a musical plea for life

    01/19/2019 10:30:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2019 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, March 16, 1975. | Warner Brothers Records/Public DomainThis month marks the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion-on-demand the law of the land. It also marks the 45th anniversary of what is arguably the most courageous act in pop culture history.In the early 1970s, the Texas-born duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts was at the peak of their popularity. After spending a few years in a band with Glen Campbell, among others, they began to perform under the name “Seals and Croft.”It took a few years, but eventually they hit it big....
  • Toby Keith - Don't Let the Old Man In

    01/19/2019 8:00:28 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    YouTube/email ^ | December 6, 2018 | Toby Keith
    I thought this was worth sharing. It starts with Toby Keith playing golf with Clint Eastwood. That sets the stage. At one point, Eastwood said to Keith, I turn 88 on Monday. What are you going to do? Keith asked. I'm going to shoot a movie, Eastwood replied, with filming scheduled to begin the following week. What keeps you going? Keith asked him? I get up every day and don't let the old man in, Eastwood said. I'm writing this down right now, Keith replied. Keith didn't ask him if he could contribute a song, Keith just went home and...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/19/2019 4:00:41 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    1/19/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram KFO XNV KE HNMQ N HEEP LOUGKNKMEQ MZ KE OQPONJEL KE RO XFNK VEG POZMLO KE NUUONL. ZEILNKOZ You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send me...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    01/18/2019 6:11:57 AM PST · by cowpoke · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/18/2019 | myself
    TGIFF! Its Fiddle Friday and we have Canadian fiddler Carl Elliott with Blind Man's Reel. THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/