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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Tall Men"(1955)

    03/01/2015 12:38:34 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1955 | Raoul Walsh
  • Weekend box office: 'Fifty Shades' punished with 73% drop in ticket sales

    02/28/2015 8:55:59 PM PST · by bigtoona · 50 replies
    LA Biz ^ | 2/23/15 | Annlee Ellingson
    Melanie Griffith wasn't the only moviegoer who failed to check out "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend. Dakota Johnson's mom admitted in an awkward red-carpet interview at the Oscars that she hadn't seen her daughter's film. Plenty saw it over Valentine's Day, as the kinky romance grossed a record $93 million for the four-day Presidents Day frame. But the Universal release plunged 73 percent in its second weekend to an estimated $23.2 million. The fall-off wasn't unexpected for the femme-friendly drama, what with its unpopularity among critics (25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and ticket holders (a C+ grade from CinemaScore)...
  • James Bond Spectre filming brings Rome to a standstill

    02/28/2015 5:31:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2-27-2015 | MailOnline Reporter
    It's as famous for its flash cars as it if for its action scenes. So James Bond fans will delighted to learn that its impressive auto-mobiles were seen getting a serious spin on the set of the franchise's latest film, this week. Two vehicles - including Bond's Aston Martin - brought the Italian city of Rome to a standstill on Friday morning as filming continued to gather pace on Spectre. Film-makers shut part of Rome's historic city centre to create an iconic car chase scenes for the upcoming release. Fans looked on as stunt doubles raced 007's Aston Martin DB10...
  • VLC gets first major release across Windows, Mac, Linux... (shortened)

    02/28/2015 5:12:17 PM PST · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | February 27, 2015 6:00 AM | Emil Protalinski
    (Full Title) VLC gets first major release across Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV VideoLAN today launched what is arguably the biggest release of VLC to date: an update for the desktop coordinated with new versions across all major mobile platforms. The world’s most used media player just got massive a cross-platform push. The company told VentureBeat that the releases are the result of more than a year of volunteer work on the VLC engine and the libVLC library. As a result, VLC has gained numerous new features, has seen more than 1,000 bugs...
  • Movies Featuring Foreign Characters Played by "Too American" Actors

    02/28/2015 11:52:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 122 replies
    Self | February 28, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    One thing that bugs me about certain films is when a foreign character is played by an obviously "too American" actor. It doesn't mean the film is ruined but often great movies are jarring when that obviously "too American" actor has a scene. One such movie that was otherwise great was "The Blue Max." It had great aerial combat scenes but it bothered me that the lead character, Lt. Bruno Stachel was being portrayed by the way too American George Peppard. Then there was "Amadeus" in which Mozart was portrayed as if he were a crazy American frat boy by...
  • Star Trek Online Announces In-Game Memorial For Leonard Nimoy

    02/28/2015 9:38:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies ^ | 2-28-2015 | Russ Burlingame
    Following in the footsteps of World of Warcraft's magical tribute to the late Robin Williams, Star Trek Online will feature an in-game tribute to veteran Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away yesterday at age 83. "I want to once again express my heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Leonard Nimoy," said executive producer Steve Ricossa in a statement. "Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played. To that end, the Star...
  • Middle East Beats: Israel's Ester Rada mines Ethio-jazz

    02/27/2015 5:48:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    BBC News Middle East Beats ^ | 02/28/2015 | BBC News
    Ester Rada is an arresting young singer-songwriter with a rich musical heritage. Her Ethiopian roots are clearly audible in her music. But so is the influence of Israel where she grew up and now lives. Her EP, Life Happens, released in 2013, was a confident debut showcasing her powerful, soulful voice and seductive combination of Ethiopian Jazz, funk and R&B.
  • WATCH: "Equal Pay" Feminist Myths Debunked... Thoroughly!

    02/26/2015 4:17:44 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 15 replies ^ | 02/26/2015 | Steven Crowder
    You’ve all heard the Patricia Arquette Oscars speech. You’ve all heard the statements about the “gender gap” and how women deserve “equal pay”. The problem is that it’s based on a premise… that’s entirely untrue. I prove it in the video.
  • How Bad Ideology Destroys Good TV: Why the hit TV show 'Glee' Crashed and Burned

    02/25/2015 7:11:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/25/2015 | Spencer Klavan
    So I was watching Glee the other day (yes I watch Glee, okay?!), and man has that show jumped the shark. It’s frustrating, because Glee went down in flames the way a lot of good shows do: it got too busy constructing a leftist fantasyland to tell a decent story. It’s another victim of what I like to call “liberal backslide.”Bear with me here for a second. I realize Glee was never an elegant allegory of fiscal conservatism. And no one could claim that it ever had an ironclad grip on reality. The show takes place in an underfunded Ohio...
  • The Big Massey Hall Makeover

    02/24/2015 7:04:59 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 16 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | February 24, 2015 | Alan Cross
    If Canada has an equivalent to Carnegie Hall, it has to be Massey Hall, the venerable building on Shuter Street in Toronto that’s been operating for 120 years. But the place is showing its age and it’s time for not just a makeover but a complete rehab. I was part of a big press conference yesterday that officially announced the Massey Hall revitalization project. As Charles Cutts stood behind a lectern Monday on Massey Hall’s hallowed stage to officially launch the building’s $135-million “revitalization,” a piece of grey fluff fell from the ceiling and drifted slowly to the floor, landing...
  • "The President's Own" United States Marine Band Sousa's March Mania Contest

    02/24/2015 6:17:42 PM PST · by randita · 10 replies
    "President's Own Marine Band ^ | 2/24/15 | Marine Band
    When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, especially for those written by John Philip Sousa, the United States Marine Band is considered a prime resource. That’s why during the month of March, “The President’s Own” will be hosting “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through April 6, marches will compete head to head while Marine Band friends and fans vote which ones advance in the tournament. Participants can listen to the competing marches below, download and...
  • What Amadeus gets wrong

    02/24/2015 2:31:28 PM PST · by Borges · 76 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | 2/24/2015 | Clemency Burton-Hill
    It is 30 years since Amadeus swept the board at the Academy Awards. Miloš Forman’s 1984 film of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play, took home eight statuettes that night, including best film, best director, best actor and best adapted screenplay. Arguably the finest movie ever made about the process of artistic creation and the unbridgeable gap between human genius and mediocrity, it has taken its place in motion picture history and is invariably described as a masterpiece. All this is despite the fact the film plays shamelessly fast and loose with historical fact, taking as its basis a supposedly bitter rivalry...
  • Bob Dylan's New CD-Shadows In The Night

    02/24/2015 11:11:53 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 59 replies
    2/24/2015 | Nikos1121
    I just received this, and have been through it once. It's Dylan's 36th studio recording released on February 3, 2015, again on Columbia Records. All the cuts are songs recorded previously by Frank Sinatra. None written by Dylan himself. I would be interested in hearing anyone else's opinion of it. There's an interesting interview of Dylan in this month's AARP magazine. Here's a link to some commentary:
  • I never realized John Fogerty was prophetic.

    02/24/2015 9:01:36 AM PST · by LouAvul · 56 replies
    The lyrics of "Bad Moon Rising" were spot on for America. I see a bad moon rising. I see trouble on the way. I see earthquakes and lightnin'. I see bad times today. Don't go around tonight, Well it's bound to take your life, There's a bad moon on the rise. I hear hurricanes a blowing. I know the end is coming soon. I fear rivers over flowing. I hear the voice of rage and ruin. Well don't go around tonight, Well it's bound to take your life, There's a bad moon on the rise. Hope you got your things...
  • Netflix and Roku combo. What is the best way to go? (vanity)

    02/24/2015 6:11:54 AM PST · by dennisw · 58 replies
    feb 25 2015 | moi
    Hi all *****3mbs and 6mbs are my local DSL speeds. I have never considered this before. I see many different roku devices. Which Roku are you using and recommending for it to stream Netflix to a TV set that has a few HDMI ports? Netflix is my only interest for getting a Roku. I know Roku can pull in other internet broadcasts such as as sports. --Does the Ruku HDMI stick work well? I distrust such miniaturized devices as maybe failing sooner. -- What is the total monthly cost for roku + netflix. Probably would be an unlimited netflix plan....
  • Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to The Sound of Music's 50th Anniversary, and There's a Surprise Guest!

    02/23/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    EONLINE ^ | 02/23/2015 | by SEIJA RANKIN
    Well, the hills really were alive at the Oscars tonight. Sorry, but we had to. Amazingly, this year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, and the Oscars decided to pay tribute in a big way. Things kicked off with a speech by Scarlett Johansson in which she praised the film for its five academy awards (including Best Picture), and made a few "problem like Maria" jokes. Then none other than Lady Gaga emerged onstage to sing a compilation of the movie's best songs. Rumors had been floating around that the singer was going to be paired with...
  • Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far)

    Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far) February 22, 2015 1) The host can’t stop stoking racial grievance. Great — exactly what America needs. 2) The idea that women don’t have equal rights in this country is a lie — a lie that, year after year, does harm. 3) Harry Belafonte is the opposite of a humanitarian: the loyal supporter of one of the most brutal dictatorships of our times, the Castro regime in Cuba, which has imprisoned, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people. Read more at:
  • Tattooed Women

    02/22/2015 8:21:25 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 183 replies
    2/22/15 | originalbuckeye
    Is anyone else tired of seeing women who are a mess with tattoos?
  • 2015 Oscars

    02/22/2015 5:31:45 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 371 replies
    Best PictureAmerican Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything WhiplashBest Director Alexandro G. Ińárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum, The Imitation GameBest Actor Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of EverythingBest Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, WildBest Supporting Actor Robert Duvall, The Judge Ethan Hawke, Boyhood Edward Norton, Birdman Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, WhiplashBest Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Laura Dern, Wild Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game Emma Stone, Birdman Meryl Streep, Into...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "It's A Great Feeling"(1949)

    02/22/2015 11:36:30 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1949 | David Butler
  • 2015 Oscars: Nominees - 87th Academy Awards Nominations

    02/22/2015 10:40:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Oscars ^ | February 22, 2015
    ABC - Tune In Live Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p Nominees -- The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars
  • 50 years ago - 1965 Kid Thomas, John Handy, Jim Robinson, Sammy Rimington....

    02/21/2015 8:50:49 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube | Sep 19, 2012 | Various
    1965/12/4, Connecticut TV, 75min., Bill Bissonnette; New Orleans All Stars: Kid Thomas (t) John Handy (as) Jim Robinson (tb) Sammy Rimington (cl) Bill Sinclair (p) Dick Griffith (bj) Sammy Penn (d,v) "Mouldy Dick" McCarthy not on all items (b) -1+2: 5:37 Clarinet Marmelade / 5:39 That´s A Plenty /
  • Haydn - the poor man’s Mozart?

    02/21/2015 5:18:31 PM PST · by Borges · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/18/2015 | Richard Wigmore
    In the two centuries since his death Joseph Haydn has been scandalously underrated, argues Richard Wigmore. In December 1790, shortly before Haydn's departure for England and the greatest adventure of his life, he, Mozart and the impresario Johann Peter Salomon met for a dinner at a Viennese tavern. The mood was convivial, though Mozart, the seasoned, cosmopolitan traveller, expressed concern for his 58 year-old friend in London. ‘You have too little experience of the great world, and you speak too few languages.’ To which Haydn countered, with magnificent, ingenuous confidence: ‘My language is understood throughout the whole world.’
  • When that man is dead and gone, Al Bowlly and Jimmy Mesene

    02/21/2015 3:34:52 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 11 replies
    His Master's Voice ^ | 1941 | Irving Berlin
    Al Bowlly's last recording, from 1941.
  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "Plenty of Sunshine" on HMV B-5451

    02/20/2015 8:38:46 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    Jack Hylton and his Orchestra ^ | 1928 | Jack Hylton
    Jack Hylton & His Orchestra plays "Plenty of Sunshine" on HMV B-5451. The song is by De Sylva, Brown, & Henderson.
  • THON 2015 Promo [Best weekend of the year at PSU!]

    02/20/2015 2:33:08 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-20-15 | n/a
    The link posted is to the 2015 Promo videoWhat is THON? THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world culminating in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon involving over 700 dancers (PSU students) When is THON? Dancers stand at 6PM tonight and sit at 4PM SundayWho benefits from THON? THON's sole beneficiary is the Four Diamonds Fund which supports pediatric cancer victims, families, and research at Penn State Hershey Childrens HospitalHow much money does THON raise? Last year THON raised nearly $14 million of which 96% was donated to the Four Diamonds Fund. Since it's inception...
  • Jon Stewart calls out WWE wrestler Seth Rollins: 'This is the biggest mistake you ever made'

    02/19/2015 3:52:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill Hanstock
    Monday night on RAW, WWE Superstar and current Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, took some shots at Jon Stewart, calling The Daily Show "unwatchable." Bad move, Seth. Now Stewart (a massive wrestling fan) has fired back in this pitch-perfect A-plus promo.
  • Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson treated for cancer

    02/19/2015 12:50:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 February 2015 | Last updated at 09:59 ET
    Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is being treated for cancer. A statement on the band’s website said he was diagnosed just before Christmas after a small cancerous tumor was found at the back of his tongue. He has just completed a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment, and is expected to make a full recovery. “As the tumor was caught in the early stages, the prognosis, thankfully, is extremely good,” the statement said. …
  • Amazing Video : Two Year Old Dancing to Jailhouse Rock : March 23, 2012

    02/19/2015 2:03:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    A two year old boy, William Stokkebroe, has a hit YouTube video with over 2 million views to-date as he dances to Elvis Presleys Jailhouse Rock after watching his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe [As we understand it, two danes who were world champions in latin dance in 2010] and the dancers of studie43 practising.
  • Me And Jane In A Plane

    02/18/2015 5:09:37 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 17, 2008 | Misha Shishkin
    Me And Jane In A Plane" by Jack Hylton And His Orchestra
  • "Marianne" Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and Their Orchestra on Victor 21776 Romberg's The New Moon

    02/18/2015 1:25:29 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1928 | Sigmund Romberg
    Victor Arden and Phil Ohman and their Orchestra.
  • Three women arrested after man glassed during Valentine's Day screening of Fifty Shades

    02/17/2015 8:30:00 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 16 Feb 2015
    A Valentine's Day cinema screening of Fifty Shades of Grey ended in chaos when three women were arrested for attacking a man. Witnesses claim the bust-up started after the victim asked the "worse for the wear" women to quieten down during a viewing on Saturday evening. Police then rushed to Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow's west end where they arrested three women. Cinema visitors also claimed the man had been glassed and that staff were forced to wipe blood from seats before the next screening of the film.
  • Sam Andrew, Big Brother and the Holding Company guitarist, dies

    02/17/2015 12:53:18 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Monday, February 16, 2015 | Aidin Vaziri
    Sam Andrew, a founding member and guitarist of the San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, died Thursday in San Rafael. He was 73. His death, of complications from open-heart surgery after a heart attack, was confirmed by John Byrne Cooke, a friend and former manager... Big Brother served as the house band at the Avalon Ballroom, which was run by band manager Chet Helms before recruiting Joplin and gaining international attention with their explosive performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. “She walked in one day and started singing some songs,” Mr. Andrew said...
  • Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Rosanna Cash

    02/16/2015 10:06:21 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | Carl Perkins
    Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Rosanna Cash, and others rockabilly high [and they're thoroughly enjoying it]
  • Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93(Variety Obit)

    02/16/2015 3:32:52 AM PST · by jocon307 · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | 02/15/15 | Carmel Dagan
    Louis Jourdan who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills. Jourdan offered a certain effortless charm that worked equally well in light heroic roles and more sinister ones. “He was the last French figure of the Hollywood golden age. And he worked with so many of the greatest actors and directors,” said...
  • Ennio Morricone 'My Life In Music'

    02/15/2015 9:02:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    The name Ennio Morricone has become synonymous with film, having provided the backdrop to countless classic movies. The Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player is credited with writing the music for over 500 film and TV series and at 86 years old he still towers like a monolith above all others. It was for these reasons that I made my way to the O2 Arena for what must be one of his last UK performances.
  • won't you come and join this party, dressed to kill.

    02/15/2015 4:22:07 PM PST · by Zeneta · 267 replies
    Vanity | today | Me
    Why not go balls to the wall to express oneself ? What's to stop you ? Morality ? Where does that come from ? WTF, is going on here ? Is there no basis, no foundation for logic ?
  • Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

    02/15/2015 1:43:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "The Lady Vanishes"(1938)

    02/15/2015 1:29:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Archive ^ | 1938 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • What are songs/music that you loved as a child that you still love to this day?

    02/15/2015 11:38:05 AM PST · by beaversmom · 288 replies
    me via You Tube... | February 15, 2015 | beaversmom
    What are songs/music you loved as a child and still love to this day?
  • The Star Spangled Banner rendition by Madison Rising (Vanity)

    02/15/2015 1:23:31 AM PST · by A Navy Vet · 9 replies
    myself | February 14, 2015 | A Navy Vet
    I recently saw the end of some TV show where a band called Madison Rising did a great new rendition to the Star Spangled Banner. As a muscian and a rocker it touch me and I just want to share it with all Patriots.
  • Why America Loves A Police Car Chase

    02/14/2015 3:31:00 PM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 02/13/2015 | James Morgan
    Famous televised police chase endings include a stolen timber lorry which ignited in flames and a school bus hijacking in Miami where the suspect was killed in a shootout. In Monday's chase, the suspect was caught when his vehicle got wedged between two cars. Fleeing on foot, we see him arrested live on air, as the TV commentator frantically urges his pilot to find a better angle. The morality of showing this on TV - and the danger of glorifying carjackers - has long been debated. But on Monday the local Fox, CBS and NBC stations all screened the chase....
  • Jon Stewart, his fans, and the humor of conservatives (vanity)

    02/14/2015 3:12:10 PM PST · by Yaelle · 22 replies
    Me | 02/14/15 | Self
    I just read a very recent op/ed in the New York Times about the retiring of Jon Stewart. I didn't bring it here because I so disliked it but if you wish to go read it, do so. It was a worship piece. Then I read the comments. If the op/ed writer was a cardinal of Stewart worship, the commenters were, nearly to a person, the priests and nuns in the service of Stewart. While FR respects pieces published in a hyperbolic biased media, I don't. And I feel this is the place to really pour out our intelligent discussion...
  • Elvis Presley's secret Chevy van uncovered

    02/14/2015 11:17:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    fox news ^ | february 13, 2015
    Three-time NASCAR championship winning crew chief Ray Evernham recently visited Graceland to shoot a segment for hisVelocity show AmeriCarna about the last car Elvis drove before he died, a  1973 Stutz Blackhawk III. While he was there, the Graceland folks told him the vehicle he really wanted to see was tucked away in a warehouse out back. There, under a sheet, was a rusty old 1948 Chevrolet Panel Van that they say Elvis used to use to sneak out of Graceland when he wanted to avoid his fans and the press.
  • Box Office Dominatrix: 'Fifty Shades' Surges Friday for Possible $85M U.S. Debut

    02/14/2015 5:35:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Fifty Shades of Grey is easily seducing the North American box office, where it's poised to gross north of $26 million Friday for a historic $75 million to $85 million debut over the long Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend. Universal's film adaptation of EL James' S&M-laced romance novel will easily best the $63.1 million launch of Valentine's Day in 2010 to tie up the best showing of all time for the holiday. The range of $75 million to $85 million indicates that no one is exactly sure how the movie will perform or how front-loaded it is since there...
  • Don McLean's 'American Pie' Manuscript to Be Auctioned in NY

    02/13/2015 7:36:34 PM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 13, 2015
    Christie's announced Friday that singer-songwriter Don McLean is selling his manuscript and notes to "American Pie," the wistful anthem that asked, "Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died?" The auction house says McLean is selling 16 pages that include the original working manuscript and typed drafts of the song.
  • Malcolm X's daughter: Anyone can say N-word if rappers do

    02/13/2015 11:58:22 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2015
    Ilyasah Shabazz says rappers using the N-word are ridiculous and says that if they are using it, everyone should be allowed to say it.
  • Throwin' Chain: The Bakken Shale Adventures Of The Oilfield Cowboy

    02/13/2015 10:43:32 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 2/12/2015 | Wes St.jon
    I had been wanting to go to Williston, North Dakota for quite a while. Having heard so much about the boom going on there, I couldn’t wait to see it for myself – up close and personal! The biggest obstacle in planning the trip however was finding a place to stay. Like so many, I had heard the stories of $2,000 and $3,000 a month rent – if you could find a place to rent at all! So, I turned to Facebook... I posted on Facebook that I was interested in coming to Williston to visit some rigs and sell...
  • Video: Big Ten mascots join forces for 'Shake It Off' parody

    02/10/2015 10:27:06 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Big Ten Network ^ | October 20 2014 | Brent Yarina
    Big Ten mascots, you’ve done it again!When it comes to sticking together and joining forces on fun projects, few conference’s mascots rival the Big Ten’s. There’s this, this and this. And, who can forget their “Call Me Maybe” parody? Actually, we’re just going to go ahead and say the Big Ten boasts the best mascots.New proof of this fact surfaced Monday, when the mascots – all but Testudo, Willie the Wildcat and Nittany Lion – released their entertaining “Shake It Off” parody.For those of you who don’t know, “Shake It Off” is Taylor Swift’s catchy and highly addicting new hit.
  • Bobbi Kristina Life Support Withdrawn Tomorrow Anniversary of Whitney's Death

    02/10/2015 7:12:56 AM PST · by RummyChick · 37 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/10 | tmz
    Bobbi Kristina will be taken off life support tomorrow ... on the 3rd anniversary of Whitney Houston's death ... TMZ has learned. Brown family sources tell us Bobby has finally made the decision, realizing there is no hope for his 21-year-old daughter to recover. A source connected with Houston's family told TMZ on Sunday ... Cissy Houston, Whitney's mom, wanted life support pulled on the anniversary of her daughter's death to "bond mother and daughter for eternity." We have not confirmed this, but the NY Post ran the story this AM. Members of the Brown family are extremely emotional, sobbing...