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  • NBC’s gorgeous Emerald City is a Wizard Of Oz that’s neither great nor powerful

    01/07/2017 12:26:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The A.V. Club ^ | January 6, 2017 | Erik Adams
    The Scarecrow isn't a scarecrow, but he is introduced in a crucifixion pose. The tin man isn't The Tin Man, either, but he is the result of a horrifying, Frankenstein-style experiment. The lions aren't cowardly--the citizens of Oz speak of them as if they'll tear your throat out. The Munchkins have swapped out dandy fashions for tribal facepaint. The Wicked Witch Of The West runs a brothel. Welcome to Emerald City, the dark reimagining of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories that debuts on NBC after a nearly three-and-a-half-year trek down the yellow-brick development road.
  • The Media's Meltdown Over Donald Trump Victory - The Bolt Report

    11/19/2016 10:23:26 AM PST · by InABunkerUnderSF · 10 replies
    An Australian perspective on US election coverage - Our media look like fools, the Australian Foreign Ministry had to get Donald Trump's phone number from Greg Norman (so much for the efficiency of Echelon) and there's a swamp in Canberra that needs draining too.
  • Trump's appearance on Dr. Oz has blown Clinton out the water

    09/16/2016 10:27:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:14 PM ET, Fri September 16, 2016 | Ford Vox
    Election 2016 took a detour through the doctor’s office this week: Dr. Lisa Bardack. Dr. Harold Bornstein. And, it seems only fitting, Dr. Mehmet Oz. Donald Trump’s decision to deliver his long-hyped health records release on Dr. Oz’s show is as strange as everything else about this election. Yet, much like the key decisions that made him the Republican nominee, Trump’s play was crazy like a fox. The week began with Hillary Clinton’s near-collapse while trying to make an early exit out of a Sunday morning New York City 9/11 memorial. The dramatic video has now been viewed by essentially...
  • Hillary's Lost Shoe: Is that a ruby slipper?

    09/16/2016 12:42:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A freeper on freerepublic, publius911, suggested this image.  I needed to learn a bit about Gimp (the open source image processer), so I created it for practice. Have fun, Publius911!
  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    04/16/2015 4:38:23 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    kmph ^ | 4-16-2015 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) - Ten top physicians want Columbia University to remove celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his medical faculty position. They cite what they call the heart surgeon's "egregious lack of integrity" as host of a television program where he promotes weight loss products. The letter was sent this week to the dean of Columbia's Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine. Led by Dr. Henry Miller of California's Stanford University, the physicians say Oz had "misled and endangered" the public by pushing what they call "quack treatments and cures."
  • World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia

    03/23/2015 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    Australian National University News Online ^ | 23 March 2015 | Australian National University
    A 400 kilometre-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been found in Central Australia. The crater from the impact millions of years ago has long disappeared. But a team of geophysicists has found the twin scars of the impacts – the largest impact zone ever found on Earth – hidden deep in the earth’s crust. Lead researcher Dr Andrew Glikson from the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology said the impact zone was discovered during drilling as part of geothermal research, in an area near the borders of...
  • Lisa Wilkinson absolutely destroys 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/21/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by Utilizer · 35 replies ^ | unknown | TV CH 9 (AUS)
    This Oz sheila newsanchor / movie-critic gives her right devastating review of the movie.
  • Australian Hospital Accidentally Declares 200 Patients Dead (Future of ACA?)

    08/14/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 14, 2014
    An Australian hospital apologized on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients. Austin Hospital, in Australia's second most populous city of Melbourne, erroneously killed off the patients when it faxed death notices to their family doctors.
  • John Boehner: The Lion of the House of Representatives (but not in a good way)

    02/13/2014 3:30:22 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The Democrats' contempt for the GOP could not be more tangible and audacious than it is now.I think the time to "man up" has come and gone for John Boehner. If they hold the House I cannot possibly imagine him being Speaker next year.
  • Three Popes and the Wizard of Oz

    10/04/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | October 4, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Wizard of Oz is a pretty smart book because the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion show three traits we need to be complete. If you only had a head, a heart and courage. It occurred to me on my walk this morning that the three popes illustrate what we need, the church needs and the world needs.What was the first thing Bl.John Paul the Great said on the balcony? “Do not be afraid!” He’s the man of courage–the not cowardly lion. Throughout his papacy he exhibited this great and fearless fortitude–whether it was his triumphant pastoral...
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz: Healing and connecting the world

    07/27/2013 10:58:34 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 12 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday July 26, 2013 | Boaz Bismuth
    <p>"Israel and Turkey have too many common interests that are impossible to ignore, and the leaders are aware of them."</p> <p>I got two pieces of advice from Dr. Mehmet Oz when we started the interview. The first had to do with health: "Eat right. Treat the supermarket like a pharmacy. It has all the vital ingredients for preserving good health." The second, which he offered as a Muslim, had to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the conflicts among the nations of the regions in general: "I pray you will be able to see the things that unite you and realize that they're stronger and much more dominant than the differences between you."</p>
  • Big Hollywood Bailout: Taxpayers Spent Nearly $40 Million To Subsidize Disney's 'Oz'

    03/14/2013 8:22:00 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/11/2013 | Tom Gantert
    In 2010, Michigan had an annual unemployment rate of 12.5 percent. Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm told lawmakers to expect a $1.58 billion deficit in the following year and to expect a $263 per pupil cut for K-12 education. Yet, the state played a part in allowing one of the most lucrative companies in the world to post a record $4.8 billion in profits by handing it nearly $40 million in film tax credits. That was the year Disney made the movie, "Oz: The Great and Powerful," and received $39.7 million of the $75.2 million the state of Michigan handed out to...
  • 'Oz the Great and Powerful' review: No magic, but close

    03/07/2013 12:39:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Were you really expecting "Oz the Great and Powerful," starring James Franco, to live up to "The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland? If so, you're the one living in a fantasy land. In reality, the best we could hope for is exactly what we got: a reasonably smart, imaginative spin on the 1939 MGM classic. By now, the world created by novelist L. Frank Baum more than a century ago feels like a myth without an origin, and "Oz the Great and Powerful" wisely avoids slavish loyalty to any canon. Instead, it tries to fashion a fresh story from...
  • Sorry, Dorothy: Toto Gets the Axe as Kansas’ Official State Dog

    03/14/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Time ^ | March 14, 2012 | Erica Ho
    Toto won’t be following the yellow brick road to become Kansas’ official state dog anytime soon. We’re not sure what Dorothy would think, but a bill that would make the cairn terrier — the breed featured as Toto in The Wizard of Oz — top dog in the state’s ensemble was effectively killed. It must be a dog-eat-dog state out there. The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was unhappy with the proposed bill, raising concerns over the effect on Kansas puppy mills. If the cairn terrier was made state dog, it might cause the mills...
  • Money and Politics in the Land of Oz

    07/10/2011 8:25:43 PM PDT · by Bratch · 2 replies
    The Independent Review ^ | Winter 2005 | Quentin Taylor
    L. Frank Baum claimed to have written The Wonderful Wizard of Oz “solely to pleasure the children” of his day, but scholars have found enough parallels between Dorothy’s yellow-brick odyssey and the politics of 1890s Populism to suggest otherwise. Did Baum intend to pen a subtle political satire on monetary reform or merely an entertaining fantasy? “The story of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ was written solely to pleasure children of today” (Dighe 2002, 42). So wrote L. Frank Baum in the introduction to his popular children’s story published in 1900. As fertile as his imagination was, Baum could hardly...
  • Warner Bros Wants Zemeckis For 'Wizard Of Oz' Remake Based On Original MGM Script

    11/17/2010 5:28:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies ^ | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 6:59pm EST | By MIKE FLEMING
    Whenever you remake a revered Hollywood film, there’s bound to be controversy, but going right to the original material is certainly an interesting approach. Warner Bros is in early talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct a live-action remake of the The Wizard of Oz and plans to use the original script from the 1939 classic. Warner Bros owns the screenplay because Ted Turner bought it along with the MGM library before Warner Bros bought Turner’s empire. This latest Oz twist comes as Disney is trying very hard to mount The Great And Powerful Oz. Sam Raimi is developing that film...
  • Shy Hero Grabs 12ft Shark, Saves Girl and Disappears

    11/01/2010 3:39:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, November 01, 2010
    Man grabs shark by tail to stop attack on teen diverAn Australian swimmer who grabbed the tail of a large shark as it attacked a snorkelling tour guide likely saved the young woman's life, a rescuer said Sunday. Nineteen-year-old Elyse Frankcom was leading a swimming with dolphins encounter in waters off western Australia on Saturday when a shark, reportedly a three-metre-long great white, bit into her hip and buttocks. "As the shark bit her, it brushed aside a fairly large male who grabbed hold of the tail of the shark, which then made it let go," one of the first...
  • The Liberals of Oz

    07/20/2010 7:54:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-20-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A little remaking of the old classic, but with liberals, it may be brief, but it took me a while to make. Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 And because the liberals didn't want what the wizard had to offer we all lived CRAPILY EVER AFTER. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Dog blown away by huge storm (Happy Ending)

    06/18/2010 9:26:07 PM PDT · by shibumi · 19 replies · 510+ views
    Orange News (UK) ^ | June 18, 2010 | Staff
    A Hungarian dog has been reunited with his owners after being sucked into the sky still in his kennel by the wind from a huge storm. Agnes Tamas, 57, said she had chained her dog who she has renamed Lucky to the dog house when he was swept away by what she described as the worst storm anyone in her village of Gesztered can remember. She said: "I saw the roofs of the local houses being ripped off one by one, and I ran into my garden to try and get to the cellar. "I couldn't believe it when...
  • Canadian Nuke Scientist Vanishes With 'Absolutely No Trace'

    02/23/2010 4:33:49 AM PST · by Doogle · 8 replies · 609+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | updated 02/23/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Canadian nuclear scientist who has not been seen for more than a month has simply vanished, leaving "absolutely no trace at all," police say. Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a physicist from the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear facility in Ottawa, was last seen on Jan. 18, when he left his job and boarded a bus to Deep River, his hometown along the Ottawa River with a population of roughly 4,300. Later that day, or possibly the next morning, Cranswick took out the garbage -- and the single man described as a meticulous loner has not been seen since.