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  • Soap and Battlestar Galactica actor Donnelly Rhodes dies at 81

    01/08/2018 8:16:47 PM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    Bostonherald.com ^ | 01/08/2018 | Oliver Gettell
    Donnelly Rhodes, the Canadian actor known for playing the hapless escaped convict Dutch Leitner on Soap and the gruff medical officer “Doc” Cottle on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, died of cancer Monday at age 81, his talent agency confirmed to EW.
  • 4chan Launches “It’s Ok To Be White” Campaign, Causing Mass Outrage WorldWide

    11/01/2017 9:22:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 98 replies
    over the alleged hate crime that recently occurred at Boston College. A crime that was nothing more than the placement of a single poster on campus with the words “Don’t apologize for being white.” Seemingly inspired by this development and the overblown reaction to it. The infamous trolls over at 4chan’s politically incorrect board have just launched a new widespread campaign set to take this poster idea to the next level. The idea was simple. If a seemingly innocuous message like the one posted at Boston College could cause such a reaction, what would happen if a similar message was...
  • Robert Guillaume, Star of ‘Benson,’ Dies at 89

    10/24/2017 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/24/2017 | Richard Natale
    Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of prostate cancer. Guillaume often played acerbic, dry-witted, but ultimately lovable characters like the butler Benson Du Bois, which he created on the 1977 series “Soap,” before his character was spun off in 1979. Guillaume won Emmys both for “Soap” (as supporting actor) and “Benson” (as lead actor). He was also known as the the voice of Rafiki in “The Lion...
  • Dove Regrets Soap Ad Showing Black Woman Turning Into White Woman

    10/09/2017 4:59:23 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 48 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 9, 2017 | Rebecca Shapiro
    Dove has removed a Facebook ad that sparked outrage over the weekend for showcasing its body wash alongside a black woman who was shown pulling off her brown T-shirt to reveal a white woman wearing an ivory T-shirt. Screenshots of the ad went viral on social media after makeup artist and model Naomi Leann Blake posted them to her Facebook page on Friday.
  • Facebook Suspends YouTuber for Disliking ‘Transgender Mother’ Commercial

    04/15/2017 9:53:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2017 | Breitbart Tech
    Popular conservative YouTuber Mark Dice has allegedly been suspended from Facebook after insulting a Baby Dove soap commercial that featured a transgender “mother.” “The Dove soap company has a new commercial out titled ‘No One Right Way’ which features a transgender ‘woman’ as a new ‘mom’ holder ‘her’ little baby,” wrote Dice in the status, which has since been removed by Facebook. “Excuse me now while I go grab some Irish Spring to clean up my puke.” @BreitbartNews I was suspended from Facebook for saying the transgender "mom" in new Dove soap ad makes me want to puke. pic.twitter.com/F95LJOPXO9 —...
  • Peter Hansen, General Hospital Actor, Dies at 95

    04/12/2017 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    people ^ | April 12, 2017 | STAFF
    Actor Peter Hansen, known for his role as lawyer and addiction counselor Lee Baldwin on General Hospital, has died at the age of 95. Hansen died Sunday in Santa Clarita, California, the General Hospital twitter account confirmed Tuesday. Though he made over 100 film and television appearances, Hansen was best known for his role as the stalwart Lee Baldwin on General Hospital and its spin-off Port Charles. He appeared on the weekday soap opera from 1965 through 2004, making his last appearance at Lila’s (Anna Lee) funeral in 2004 and retiring from the screen thereafter. His character began as Port...
  • FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

    09/05/2016 4:06:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    NBC ^ | September 2, 2016 | Maggie Fox
    Say goodbye to those "antibacterial" soaps. The Food and Drug Administration says they do little or nothing to make soap work any better and said the industry has failed to prove they're safe. Companies will have a year to take the ingredients out of the products, the FDA said. They include triclosan and triclocarban. Soap manufacturers will have an extra year to negotiate over other, less commonly used ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride.
  • Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

    08/28/2016 5:50:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 Aug 2016
    A team of six people have completed a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year. Since 29 August 2015, the group lived in close quarters in a dome, without fresh air, fresh food or privacy. Whilst conducting research, the six had to live with limited resources, wear a space-suit when outside the dome, and work to avoid personal conflicts. They each had a small sleeping cot and a desk inside their rooms. Provisions included powdered cheese and canned tuna.
  • Three in five millennials think bar soap is gross: research firm

    08/28/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 184 replies
    ‘[A]lmost half (48%) of all U.S. consumers believe bar soaps are covered in germs after use, a feeling that is particularly strong among consumers aged 18-24 (60%), as opposed to just 31% of older consumers aged 65+.’
  • Full text of "Unusual uses of Ivory soap"

    08/23/2016 5:21:22 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 62 replies
    Archive.org ^ | Multiple | Multiple
    Ivory Soap It Floats Cornell University Library The original of this book is in the Cornell University Library. There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text. http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924089502037 ^^OME time ago we conducted a prize contest to k-' which users of Ivory Soap contributed about 50,000 recipes. These recipes tell bow to use Ivory Soap, either by itself or with other materials, for things rarely attempted with soap. From these recipes we have selected more than one hundred which are exceptionally helpful and, in many cases, most unusual. We have tested each one...
  • Here's Why the US Government Suddenly Banned a Bunch of Soaps, Bodywashes, and Toothpastes

    01/02/2016 6:22:04 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 104 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 2, 2016 | Erin Brodwin
    President Obama approved a bill on Monday banning soaps, toothpastes, and bodywashes that contain a harmful ingredient. That ingredient is microbeads — tiny, nearly impossible-to-dissolve plastic particles that enter water streams by the billions. The beads are typically found in cleansing products because they can be used as tiny scrubbers, helping to wipe away oil and dirt from the skin or teeth.
  • FDA to Crack Down on Home-based soap makers

    05/04/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 93 replies
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. The view of Sen. Feinstein and her corporate backers (listed below) is that the Personal Care Products Safety Act (Senate Bill S.1014) will make the world a safer place by scrutinizing “everything from shampoo and hair dye to deodorant and lotion.” She says the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...
  • Lawmakers want FDA to crack down on soap makers

    04/30/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Simpleunhookedliving | April 26, 2015 | wordpress.com Blog member
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. Many soap makers are rural “kitchen table” operations that rely on the income to fund their simple living lifestyle. Some use milk from goats they raise and ingredients they harvest from the land. The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance posted this form on its website that can be used to reach out...
  • Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines: "Ah that’s too much for me.”

    01/20/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | The Tatler
    Billy Crystal Has Had Enough of Gay Storylines Billy Crystal, comedian and one of the first actors to portray a gay character on TV, has had enough of the gay storylines on television.Speaking to an audience at the Television Critics Association press tour, Crystal said: “Sometimes I think, ‘Ah that’s too much for me.’”The comedian played Jodie on Soap from 1977-1981. “It was very difficult at the time,” said Crystal. “Jodie was really the first recurring [gay] character on network television and it was a different time, it was 1977. So, yeah, it was awkward. It was tough.” He spoke...
  • Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'

    01/19/2015 10:24:15 AM PST · by tje · 133 replies
    The Independent via Craving Entertainment ^ | Monday 19 January 2015 | Helen Nianias
    Hoooo boy. Billy Crystal has angered plenty with some poorly-worded statements he made about the portrayal of gay sex scenes on television. According to The Independent, during a panel on the Television Critics Association this weekend promoting his upcoming FX series The Comedians, Crystal said he can do without all the gratuitous P-in-the-B scenes that TV keeps shoving in his face: Speaking during a panel interview in Pasadena, the actor said: “Sometimes I think: ‘Ah that’s too much for me’. “Sometimes, it’s just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I’m not going to reveal to you...
  • (Cloistered) Sisters fill their convent to the seams

    07/15/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    OSV ^ | July 15, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    Along with Mass and adoration, the Dominican sisters at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J., gather for prayer seven times a day. Courtesy photo Within the walls of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, New Jersey, rows of simple crosses mark the graves of sisters who have gone before. It’s a potent symbol of life in the monastery, where women enter cloistered life intending never to leave, even in death.These Dominican nuns have been in this place of peace for almost 100 years, sustaining the Church every day through their prayer...
  • My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment

    05/25/2014 9:09:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 22, 2014 | Julia Scott
    For most of my life, if I’ve thought at all about the bacteria living on my skin, it has been while trying to scrub them away. But recently I spent four weeks rubbing them in. I was Subject 26 in testing a living bacterial skin tonic, developed by AOBiome, a biotech start-up in Cambridge, Mass. The tonic looks, feels and tastes like water, but each spray bottle of AO+ Refreshing Cosmetic Mist contains billions of cultivated Nitrosomonas eutropha, an ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) that is most commonly found in dirt and untreated water. AOBiome scientists hypothesize that it once lived happily...
  • An Open Letter to the Legislatures of New Jersey and Rhode Island: Are you seriously proposing to

    03/20/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Sipseystreet Irregulars ^ | 3/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    Aunt Jenny Brooks.To the legislators of the states of New Jersey and Rhode Island, upon the approach of your votes for firearm confiscation: The firearm owners of your respective states tell me that you are busy men and women with short attention spans so I will try to make this brief, beginning with an instructive story from the history of my adopted state, Alabama. Some still tell it with pride in the hills of north Alabama. Like all the best stories, it has the advantage of being true. In 1863, eight duly sworn and appointed law officers of the...
  • FDA puts anti-bacterial soaps under scrutiny [Keep the Feds out of my bathroom!]

    12/17/2013 4:40:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/17/13 | Gregory Karp and Ellen Jean Hirst
    After decades of debate, questions may finally be answered about whether anti-bacterial soaps — used daily in homes, schools and elsewhere — are safe. It's an important issue because many health officials say the products offer no benefit over washing with regular soap and water. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a rule that would force makers of anti-bacterial hand soaps and body washes to prove with clinical studies that their productsare both safe to use and more effective than regular soap in preventing illness and the spread of infections. If manufacturers can't prove their claims, the products...
  • Politics Is Not a Soap Opera

    12/03/2013 10:18:38 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    NationalReview ^ | November 30, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    In an increasingly perilous world, politics has to be our response, not our entertainment. Today’s events are not episodes. They are threats, foreign and domestic; and they are no longer on the horizon — they are clear and present dangers. Politics is how we perceive our national interests and take effective action, not how the president manages to weather storms of his own making. The star of a soap opera can alter his character with every new script. In real life, no one is a fraud on Monday and Wednesday but a pillar of rectitude if you catch him the...