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  • Justin Bieber Battery Suspect

    05/28/2012 5:18:43 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 59 replies
    tmz ^ | 5/27
    Justin Bieber is a suspect in a criminal battery ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon Sunday at a mall called The Commons. A paparazzo attempted to take Justin's picture and, according to law enforcement, some sort of physical altercation erupted between Justin and the camera guy. The photog called 911, and when cops arrived Justin and GF Selena Gomez had already split. The photog complained of pain to his upper torso, an ambulance was summoned and he was taken to a local hospital where he was examined and released a...
  • Symphony of science: The Quantum World

    05/27/2012 9:45:37 PM PDT · by Windflier · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 2011 | John D Boswell
    A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close. "The Quantum World" is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series. Track back to source website: Symphony of Science
  • World's first live lip dub marriage proposal.

    05/27/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Just for fun on a Sunday night, a very cute video of a marriage proposal...
  • All About Jazz, Uniquely American Music

    05/26/2012 12:46:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24 | Moira E. McLaughlin
    Risky. Dangerous. S cary. A way to break the rules. We’re not talking about failing to study for your final math test or disobeying your parents. We’re talking about a type of music called jazz. Some people say that jazz is America’s only true art form. That’s because it began here, hundreds of years ago, in the fields where black people worked as slaves and made up songs to pass time, to express themselves and to keep alive the culture and traditions of their African homelands. It wasn’t called jazz then, but the way the slaves were playing and singing...
  • "I Fink U Freeky" (music video by South African band "Die Antwoord") WARNING...LANGUAGE!

    05/25/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies ^ | 5/25/2012
    This band is pretty cool (and will, I predict, become extremely popular). It uses a blend of South African cultural icons with a mocking futuristic/horror parody of American Rap music. It plays off the real bad language and immaturity of American Rap in a way that many of the band’s fans probably don’t catch (i.e. they just think it’s cool, not getting the satire). The band, Die Antwoord, is the founder/inventor in South Africa of a musical movement called Zef (which is a kind of Boer redneck segment of society, I guess, named for lower middle class folks who used...
  • Prometheus: space secrets to be revealed at last (Ridley Scott)

    05/25/2012 3:29:06 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies ^ | 5:41PM BST 25 May 2012 | By John Hiscock
    Thirty-three years ago, a science-fiction thriller with the memorable tag-line, “In space, no one can hear you scream” was released with little advance publicity and few expectations. Alien, which was only director Ridley Scott’s second film, became an instant classic for its revolutionary depiction of a future where corporations used grimy space “truckers” in their quest for interplanetary profits and for its blood-curdling thrills. The film, which cost £5 million to make, went on to gross £85 million worldwide and spawned a media storm of comic books, video games and toys, as well as three sequels and two prequel films....
  • A very nice little Madrigal

    05/25/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT · by AnAmericanMother · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mr. Thomas Weelkes
    Hark all ye lovely saints above Just a little musical relaxation for a Friday afternoon. I heard this for the first time a couple of days ago and was enchanted. After the repeat of the first verse, Mr. Weelkes slides through a dissonance into a minor key, then dashes back to major and back to the dominant. Not only is it a musical tour-de-force, it's gorgeous. Enjoy!
  • Epic - Slinky on a Treadmill

    05/25/2012 9:34:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 24, 2012 | abzde
    Running a slinky continuously down a treadmill.
  • Gene Simmons surprises vet with dream job: KISS roadie!

    05/25/2012 3:30:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies ^ | may 23, 2012 | Julieanne Smolinski
    Back in March, NBC News teamed up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch Hiring Our Heroes, an initiative to get veterans back into the workforce. Among the many organizations to step forward and pledge to hire vets and military spouses was the rock back KISS. KISS's job opening was for a roadie to work their upcoming summer tour with Motley Crue, and more than 1,900 hopefuls applied. And this morning on the plaza, The Demon himself, Gene Simmons was on hand to give veteran Paul Jordan a big surprise: He had been chosen to the new KISS roadie!...
  • Fox Sues Dish Over Ad-Zapper; Dish Sues Everyone

    05/25/2012 2:29:21 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 40 replies ^ | May 24, 2012 | Phillip Swann
    Fox has sued Dish Network over its new Auto Hop feature which automatically eliminates network commercials during recorded playback. Update at 6:15 p.m. ET: Dish has filed suit against all four major networks, asking for a ruling that Auto Hop does not infringe any network copyright and that the satcaster is not in violation of its agreement with the networks. Also, NBC Universal filed a separate suit against Dish. The Fox suit, which was filed in Los Angeles, says the Auto Hop feature is not authorized and violates the satcaster's license with Fox. The network adds that Auto Hop could...
  • Doc Watson hospitalized

    05/24/2012 5:34:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    Bluegrass Today ^ | May 24, 2012 | John Lawless
    We have learned that legendary guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson is hospitalized in Winston-Salem, NC. He is 89 years old. According to two close friends of Watson’s, Doc fell on Monday and was taken to a regional hospital near his home. After taking a turn for the worse, he was airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where he is being treated for what may be a case of pneumonia. Though unconfirmed at this point, there is the possibility that Doc is also suffering from kidney failure. We will update as we are able to obtain further details.
  • Dick Clark’s Unique House For Sale in Malibu..

    05/24/2012 3:38:03 PM PDT · by Doogle · 59 replies
    Home Design ^ | 03/25/12 | Home Design
    The cavernous one bedroom, two bath home sits on a 23 acres lot with unparalleled 360 degree breathtaking ocean, mountain and city views influenced by changing light. The property is currently offered at $3.5 million.
  • Let's tickle the ivories - On the joys of playing the piano

    05/24/2012 8:34:23 AM PDT · by Borges · 20 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 2012 | David Dubal
    There is an old proverb that goes “Play the piano daily and stay sane.” For me, the main word of this proverb is daily. Playing the piano daily means inevitable accomplishment, and, without a sense of accomplishment, life is an impoverished journey. Machines have taken us away from our hands. In his last days, Rachmaninoff continually practiced a composition he never performed. One of his last statements was: “Farewell, my dear hands.” Today, we are starved for a deep contact with our hands. The poet Edward Dahlberg felt “our hands are already very stupid and morose. What can we do...
  • Philip Phillips wins 'American Idol' (Season 11)

    05/23/2012 7:19:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/23/2012 | By Stephanie Krikorian
    This year’s “American Idol” is Phillip Phillips, the 20-year old from Leesburg, Georgia, who seemed to have had a lock on the title at, well, hello. He’s been compared to Dave Matthews and some critics have said he had the advantage of a female-voting-base, but his performance of “We’ve Got Tonight” last week, and “Home” last night proved his voice and talent as an artist might have a little something to do with it as well. It was a star-studded and sequin-heavy finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with performances by Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, John Fogerty, Chaka Khan...
  • Man Survives 2,400-Foot Helicopter Jump Without A Parachute (flying squirrel man)

    05/23/2012 4:46:47 PM PDT · by Doogle · 19 replies
    YT ^ | 05/23/12 | CBS
    Gary Connery jumped 2,400 feet out of a plane while wearing a wing suit and landed onto a pile of cardboard boxes in Hanley-On-Thames, England. Connery, a father of two, is the first person to survive a jump from that height without a parachute.
  • Ex-James Bond OUTRAGED Over Heineken Deal -- New 007's a Sellout!!!

    05/23/2012 3:36:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    They don't make 'em like they used to -- at least according to the guy who played James Bond in 1969, who's pissed the new Bond film has axed 007's signature martini ... in favor of a corporate-sponsored beer.
  • Couric extends 'open invitation' to Palin

    05/23/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT · by slackerjack · 37 replies
    Katie Couric has extended an open invitation to Sarah Palin to guest on her forthcoming daytime talk show, "Katie." "She has an open invitation to come talk to me," Couric said while previewing "Katie" in Orlando yesterday. "I'm not sure she'd be interested but she'd certainly be welcome. She's a fascinating figure not only on the political scene but in popular culture."
  • 'Skyfall' Teaser Trailer: James Bond Is Done

    05/21/2012 2:42:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 54 replies
    Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the man in the tuxedo with the shaken-not-stirred martini (or maybe it's a Heineken?) is back: James Bond has returned with the first official teaser trailer for "Skyfall," his first big-screen adventure since 2008's "Quantum of Solace."
  • The James Bond Chronicles: Three 007 Films Hardly Worth a License to Kill

    05/21/2012 2:35:41 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | by Lawrence Meyers
    know, I know. I haven’t kept up with the James Bond series I started last year for Big Hollywood. I had to take a hiatus because I just couldn’t face the Horrendous Trifecta listed below and lose six hours of my life in the process. I finally gave in.
  • Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died after battle with cancer

    05/20/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 209 replies
    BBC ^ | May 21st, 2012 | Staff
    Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died following a lengthy battle with cancer, his family have said.