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  • San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Sneak Previews Premiered

    07/23/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 2 replies
    vulture.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Every year, Comic-Con provides a days-long extravaganza of anticipation for all the film and television you’ll be champing at the bit to see for the next several months. Below are all the major trailers that debuted at this year’s SDCC, including a very spooky Glass, a very silly Shazam!, and just about everything in-between. Grab some popcorn and enjoy, keeping in mind all of those scattered premiere dates...
  • Raleigh boy finds strength to beat cancer through music

    07/22/2018 1:42:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    abc11 ^ | Friday, March 16, 2018 | Stephanie Lopez
    RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- A fourth-grader at Walnut Creek Elementary has overcome the battle of a lifetime and learned to play violin along the way, thanks to the help of a local non-profit. Tyler Butler-Figueroa was diagnosed with leukemia at four years old. ... Tyler is in remission now, after years of chemotherapy, but he lost his hair, switched schools, faced some bullying and had his dream of playing sports put to an end after he started his chemo treatment. Now, he's found new inspiration in music. Tyler has received free music lessons and a violin after discovering a local...
  • Weezer's biggest hit in a very long time is a cover of Toto's 'Africa'

    07/21/2018 7:29:54 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2018 | Allison Stewart
    It started on Twitter, as these things often do. A then-14-year-old Weezer fan named Mary (@weezerafrica) began a public campaign to persuade the alt-rock band to cover the 1982 Toto hit Africa. For months, she kept at it, tweeting at the bands members: When would they bless the rains down in Africa? Weezer eventually complied, and were shocked when their cover hit No. 1 on iTunes. One of the internets few universally beloved comfort food songs, Africa is the gift that keeps giving: Weezer hasnt had a hit this big in almost a decade. The band is currently in the...
  • Dennis Rodman Wants to Introduce Kanye West to Kim Jong-Un

    07/18/2018 5:31:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jul 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says he wants to introduce rapper Kanye West to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un during his next international trip in September. Rodman claimed that he decided to offer the opportunity to the Grammy-winner after West tweeted that Rodman was one of his “biggest inspirations.” 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Thank to one of my biggest inspirations … always breaking barriers with independent thought pic.twitter.com/WQLKCG7tXM — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 10, 2018 “You know, I don’t do Instagram and stuff like that. My kids do it. I just know my agent called me and said, ‘Dennis, Kanye West gave you...
  • Liberals ruin everything

    07/18/2018 4:25:15 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 7/19/2018 | Oshkalaboomboom
    So tonight I was at the annual festival Jazz en La Costa in Almunecar, Spain. It's a week long series of concerts that feature top names in jazz from around the world and I look forward to going to it every year. Tonight's band was Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Dennis Chambers and Tom Kennedy. It was a great set until Mike started talking about a song he said Randy wrote called the Dipshit, named in honor of Donald Trump. Since Almunecar is a Spanish resort town most of the audience didn't know what he was talking about except for the...
  • Yamaha Creates A Brand New AV Receiver For Home Cinema Without The Bulk

    07/17/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 40 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 17th, 2018 | Mark Sparrow
    Today Yamaha has announced a brand new, slim-line home cinema receiver aimed at people who don't want the usual enormous home cinema receiver overwhelming their living room. The Yamaha RX-S602 Slimline AV receiver offers wireless surround capability and Alexa voice control. At just under 4.5 inches high, the RX-S602 can be tucked away in confined spaces and will also fit in most AV racks. The usual form factor for most home cinema receivers is about twice the height of the RX-S602 which can overpower a living room. A smaller unit like the RX-S602 should find favor with people living in...
  • 1st Comic-Con of the MeToo era grapples with harassment

    07/17/2018 2:38:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies
    https://apnews.com/ ^ | 7/16/18 | LINDSEY BAHR
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Times Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. But questions remain about its atmosphere and whether convention organizers will take any extra steps to address longstanding allegations of harassment issues during the event which kicks off Wednesday night in San Diego. The convention has always been a home for comic book and genre enthusiasts, and a refuge for like-minded fans to mingle, but its also been...
  • 'Batwoman' TV Series in the Works at The CW [Lesbian, of course]

    07/17/2018 11:51:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | July 17, 2018 8:00am PT | by Lesley Goldberg
    Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries are developing the drama ahead of the lesbian character's debut in the network's DC crossover event in December. The CW is looking to expand its DC Comics world. The network is teaming with DC's small-screen universe mastermind Greg Berlanti to develop Batwoman as a TV series. The character of Batwoman will officially be introduced in December as part of The CW's annual DC series crossover event. Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out...
  • Sacha Baron Cohens Who Is America? Debut Pratfalls In Ratings For Showtime

    07/17/2018 9:55:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    deadline.com ^ | July 17, 2018 8:06am | by Dominic Patten
    Oscar Wilde once quipped that there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Having generated a lot of chatter recently, Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime may take The Importance of Being Earnest authors words as some cold comfort today. They may have to. Because, for all the hoopla around the debut of Cohens Who Is America? series, the 10 PM satire offering attracted a pretty meager viewership on July 15, at least on the small screen. Just 327,000 sets of eyeballs tuned in to the premium cabler on...
  • A Starring Role for Hollywoods Sexual Zelig [upcoming movie about H'wood secret gay past]

    07/17/2018 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.wral.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | By Brooks Barnes
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Its hard to know where to begin, said Matt Tyrnauer, a Vanity Fair special correspondent turned documentary filmmaker, as he dryly started to describe his new movie, which looks at closeted luminaries during Hollywoods Golden Age. Theres a story about Cole Porter and multiple carloads of guys, but its probably not printable. Oh, dear. Best, then, to start in 2012. In an X-rated, best-selling memoir published that year, a former Marine named Scotty Bowers recounted how, between 1946 and the mid-1980s, he ran a type of prostitution ring for gay and bisexual people in the film...
  • Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup final pitch invasion

    07/16/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.sportingnews.com/ ^ | 7/15/18 | Jon Fisher
    The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot. The intruders entered the field at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, causing a brief stoppage in the game between France and Croatia in the 52nd minute. The quartet were allowed to high-five members of the French team before being accosted and unceremoniously dragged off the playing surface. Russian protest group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility in a tweet which read: "Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final." The punk rock...
  • Masa Saito passes away after long battle with Parkinson's disease (pro wrestler Mr. Saito)

    07/16/2018 10:12:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Wrestling Observer Online / Figure Four ^ | July 16, 2017 | Dave Meltzer
    Masanori Saito, a former Olympian as an amateur wrestler and Hall of Famer as a pro, passed away on Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Saito was 76. Saito had the most successful long-term career of any Japanese native on the American scene, being a championship-level wrestler in multiple territories from 1968 to 1990. While Giant Baba in the 60s, Great Muta, and now Shinsuke Nakamura were as big or bigger stars, Saito spent the majority of his career in the United States as opposed to a brief version, and was always a headliner as a former Olympian...
  • "Return To Forever" Corea, Meola, Clarke, White."San - Sebastian" 2008 Part "1"

    07/15/2018 7:47:23 PM PDT · by Windflier · 79 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11 Aug 2011 | Return To Forever
    The masters of fusion jazz play some of their most famous songs from the 1970s, live in concert. Chick Corea - Piano, Synthesizer Stanley Clarke - Double Bass and Bass Guitar Lenny White - Drums, Percussion Al Di Meola - Guitar Enjoy!
  • Rob Reiners Shock and Awe Earns a Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend

    07/15/2018 4:27:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Tamar Auber
    Director Rob Reiners new movie Shock and Awe is a movie about journalists. According to the movies description on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who got it right in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White Houses justification for the conflict. Yet, you would be forgiven for not knowing that because this weekend practically no one bought tickets to see the film, which opened in limited release on July 13th. According to Box Office Mojo, for...
  • Sinclair Broadcasting plans to launch streaming service: report

    07/15/2018 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Sinclair Broadcast Group is working on a streaming news service that could launch later this year, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. The company has submitted a trademark application for a free streaming app, called STIRR, BuzzFeed reported. Sources familiar with the project told the news outlet that the app would offer local and national news, as well as other on-demand programming. A spokesperson for Sinclair declined to comment to BuzzFeed. The app would represent the latest effort from Sinclair to expand its reach.
  • A look inside the last Blockbuster video store in America

    07/15/2018 3:40:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 61 replies
    A man parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk Saturday morning, ruining the aesthetic of the last remaining Blockbuster in the continental United States. "You can't park there," general manager Sandi Harding told the man as he walked into the store in Bend, Oregon. "People are trying to take pictures." The man paused for a beat. There was confusion in his response. "Trying to take pictures?" Somehow he had missed the past decade, when Blockbuster the video rental behemoth became Blockbuster the fallen victim of modernity.In 2004, at the company's peak, 9,000 Blockbuster outlets studded city blocks and suburban strip malls...
  • The Kennedys - Denis Leary

    07/15/2018 11:04:23 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 13, 1993 | Denis Leary
    This is from Denis Leary's Unplugged special on MTV in 1993.
  • "The Nevernever" - original progressive rock, by Yours Truly

    07/15/2018 10:12:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 7/15/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." --Hunter S. Thompson For a free download of "The Nevernever" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Police take up #LipSync Challenge (Vanity)

    07/14/2018 3:48:34 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 8 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 14, 2018 | Local PDs
    Local PDs take up the #LipSync Challenge. Just some good clean fun for a summer Saturday.
  • Josh Brolin gives blessing to Reddits Thanos as 600,000 people prepare for ban

    <p>Today may shape up to be one of Reddits most historical moments as a subreddit dedicated to shitposting about Thanos prepares to ban half the community which will amount to more than 300,000 members.</p>