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  • Time to Seriously Boycott Fox TV? Lucifer, Exorcist Episodes Celebrate Satan. No Longer a Joke

    01/24/2016 3:35:15 PM PST · by Be Careful · 100 replies
    Celebrating Satan? While Homeschool w/ no TV really is the answer for our kids, we need to push back as hard as we can on Fox. Ideas beyond the obvious of just tuning out?
  • Celebrities Join "Stop Hate Dump Trump" Anti-Donald Campaign

    01/21/2016 7:42:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Dozens of celebrities and activists have joined a new campaign aimed at derailing the presidential prospects of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and the “politics of hate and exclusion he represents.”
  • Natalie Cole dead at 65: R&B singer was daughter of Nat King Cole

    01/01/2016 4:15:56 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-1-16 | Larry McShane
    Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" and "Unforgettable," died at age 65. "Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace," tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year's Day. Cole, who had struggled with a variety of health issues in recent years, died Thursday night, according to publicist Maureen O'Connor. The cause of death was reportedly congestive heart failure.
  • {snip} Should you take the kids to see The Force Awakens? {How desensitized are your kids?}

    12/17/2015 3:46:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    EW.com ^ | Anthony Breznican
    Here's a guide that may help you decide. It's mostly spoiler free, so no specific plot points will be revealed, but it does describe some of the incidents in general terms. You can read this and still not know where the story is going. ... 3.) NO MEANINGLESS DEATH In 1977's original Star Wars, the entire planet of Alderaan was obliterated, but the only human agony we witnessed played out on Princess Leia's face as she watched her homeworld turn into an asteroid field. In The Force Awakens, The First Order has a weapon similar to the Death Star -...
  • No More 'Christmas in Washington': After 33 Years the Show Has Been Canceled

    12/01/2015 6:27:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO] That's it. No more "Christmas in Washington." After 33 year years and 5 administrations, the live Christmas concert has been canceled: After last year’s show, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TNT announced that it would no longer broadcast the Christmas special, ending a 15-year partnership with veteran producer George Stevens Jr. and his son, Michael. The Stevenses, who had just been ousted as the producers of the Kennedy Center Honors gala, said they were in search of a new broadcast partner. But a new network sponsor was never found, and according to the Stevens Co., the 2014 broadcast...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Not A Show About Survival, But About Humanity

    11/30/2015 9:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 83 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Jay Caruso
    Since “The Walking Dead” premiered in 2010, non-fans have often asked fans about the appeal of the show: “Who wants to watch people constantly on the run from zombies?” They mistakenly equated the show with feature films about zombies. Zombie movies almost always have the same underlying theme: survival. From “Night Of The Living Dead” to “28 Days Later” to “World War Z,” there is only one question viewers pose to themselves: “Will the characters survive?” There is never enough time to go beyond the theme of survival and really become invested in the characters. In “The Walking Dead,”...
  • Red Star Falling: The Trumbo Train Wreck

    11/28/2015 6:30:45 PM PST · by OddLane · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ron Radosh
    When it was announced two years ago that Bryan Cranston would play Dalton Trumbo in a new movie about the late blacklisted Communist screenwriter, I wrote an article for National Review that asked a simple question: would the film be honest and portray Trumbo accurately, or would it perpetuate the myth of innocent and victimized Hollywood Reds? Indeed, because of this piece, the producers and/or the publicity people of Bleecker Street Cinema claimed that I had “trashed the film” in advance and barred me from the screening, thus preventing me from writing about it for a national publication. One could...
  • Huge Flops Hit the Box Office

    10/26/2015 1:51:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 6:46 p.m. ET | By Erich Schwartzel
    A frightening showing at the box office this weekend featured five disappointmentsincluding two of the biggest flops in history. Steve Jobs, The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms all fell short, with only Witch Hunter cracking $10 million. Kasbah and Jem now rank among the worst openings of all time, and Paranormal missed expectations after weeks of anticipation over its divisive distribution strategy. Instead, holdovers The Martian and Goosebumps came in first and second place, respectively. The Martian grossed an estimated $15.9 million in the U.S. and Canada, bringing...
  • Raymond Chandler: a Tale of Two Detectives

    10/05/2015 5:07:41 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    pop.RntRave.com ^ | Sept 19, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I went to Manhattan to be a novelist and took the whole project very seriously. You know, in that pretentious way that young writers do. But somebody recommended The Big Sleep to me and I was totally charmed. This is the opposite of highbrow literature. It's a lively crime story told in street-level English, with slang and hyperbolic metaphors. The hero is a tough-guy private investigator, a knight on a white horse as Raymond Chandler himself explained. People come to him with their problems and the PI makes justice prevail. Raymond Chandler wrote a half-dozen outstanding novels starring his famous...
  • STEPHEN COLBERT ON BEING A FOOL FOR CHRIST [NOT satire!]

    09/29/2015 3:56:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/29/15 | Trevin Wax
    If, ten years ago, someone had told me that today I would be writing an article about the theology of a late-night talk show host, I wouldn’t have believed it. Picturing Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien – I would have thought: What would there be to write about? Yet here we are in a day in which late-night hosts have left behind some of the cynicism of the past in favor of the fundamentals of comedy. We smile at Jimmy Fallon’s infectious joy and marvel at Stephen Colbert’s ability to combine moments of hilarity with moments of gravity as...
  • China calls Hillary Clinton a rabble rouser over Xi tweet

    09/29/2015 6:36:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 6 replies
    kmj.580 ^ | 9/29/15 | Unknown
    CNN) China has lashed out at Hillary Clinton for her tweet criticizing Chinese President Xi Jinpings record on gender equality, accusing her of being a rabble-rouser intent on China-bashing to win election points. The English edition of Global Times, a state-run media outlet, ran the editorial on Monday saying she had resorted to these ignominious shenanigans and likened her to another 2016 candidate, Donald Trump. It added: Hillary was a lawyer, the former hostess of the White House, and also a senior leader in the government. It is a pity that even the former first lady has also thrown...
  • Oscar Nominee Subjects Are Going to Be a Heavy Dose of Lesbians, Transgenders, Pedophile Priests

    09/29/2015 2:44:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Showbiz411.com ^ | 9/28/15 | Roger Friedman
    Get ready. This is going to be an interesting year at the Oscars. The movies that are getting into position for Best Picture nominations are not Driving Miss Daisy material. One of the leading candidates is Spotlight, Tom McCarthys exciting telling of how Boston Globe reporters unmasked 90 pedophile priests. The film has an all star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber. They will all be contenders in the Best Supporting Acto race. Carol is a love story about two lesbians in 1952 New York. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are the lovers, and their work is...
  • Judy Carne, Rowan and Martin Laugh-in's "sock it to me" girl, has died at aged 76.

    09/07/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by PallMal · 57 replies
    The Telegraph Online ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Obituary
    Judy Carne, who has died aged 76, was a bouncy, auburn-haired British actress who won overnight fame in the 1960s as the Sock It To Me girl...
  • Wes Craven, Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the Scream films, Nightmare on Elm Street and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Death Quiz

    08/13/2015 1:11:00 PM PDT · by AmericanCheeseFood · 3 replies
    2016 Republican Presidential Primary Death Quiz is a video put out by the Auralnauts, a YouTube channel that deals mainly in entertainment. This video however, deals with the Elections and I thought I'd share it with the FReepers here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8bVKt25YdE
  • Ann Coulter Talks 'Sharknado 3' Role: I'm as Bad as Lena Dunham

    07/22/2015 12:28:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/15 | Paul Bond
    "I've been acting for years. ... My greatest acting performance was pretending to enjoy the movie 'Selma.'" A version of this story first appeared in the June 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.In addition to being one of the most contro­versial conservative pundits on television, Ann Coulter has tried her luck at acting. In 2007, she made a few appearances on the Fox News series The ½ Hour News Hour. And now Coulter plays the U.S. vice president in Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (July 22).She spoke with THR from...
  • "The Last Ship" is awesome! (Vanity)

    07/21/2015 1:09:31 PM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 89 replies
    N/A ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | RIghtwardho
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  • Official Comic Con Trailer: Fear the Walking Dead: World Premiere

    07/10/2015 2:04:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 30 replies
    AMC youtube channel ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | AMC
    Official Comic Con Trailer: Fear the Walking Dead: World Premiere (click to see the youtube video)Published on Jul 10, 2015 Get more exclusive content on the official site for Fear the Walking Dead: http://www.amc.com/shows/fear-the-walking-dead
  • No Thank You Very Much, Mr Roboto

    07/10/2015 3:14:01 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 29 replies
    self | jimjohn
    The Wednesday episode of Mr. Robot was my last...
  • Search a Western Pennsylvania Theater to Find 'Bigfoot'

    05/28/2015 10:46:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 27, 2015 | Adrian McCoy
    A homicidal Bigfoot running wild in Western Pennsylvania stars in a locally made comedy/horror creature feature premiering this week. Bigfoot: The Movie is the brainchild of Ellwood City native Jared Show, who directed and produced the film. Its about three town locals and yinzers who are on the hunt for Bigfoot, Mr. Show said. A lot of these movies about Bigfoot are about people finding Bigfoot, or Bigfoot is their friend. Our Bigfoots not friendly at all. Our Bigfoot is mean, and it goes around killing people and eating cows. Bigfoot was filmed in and around Ellwood City, with some...
  • Face it, George Clooney sucks

    05/28/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Kyle Smith
    Face it, George Clooney sucks By Kyle Smith Its time for Hollywood to face facts: George Clooney is not a star. If you matched them up head-to-head, Dwayne the Rock Johnson would crush him and I dont just mean literally. Clooneys latest is the gargantuan flop Tomorrowland a $190 million bomb (not including $100 million or so in worldwide marketing costs) that looks like its going to gross a little more than half of that at the North American box office. Its delicately being referred to as an underperformer because no one in Hollywood wants to hurt the...
  • Verizon to Acquire AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

    05/12/2015 6:18:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 12, 2015 | Dow Jones Newswires
    Verizon Communications Inc. is buying AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant's growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising. The all-cash deal values AOL at $50 a share, a 23% premium over the company's three-month volume-weighted average price. AOL shares rose 18% in premarket trading to $50.27. Verizon shares fell 1.6% to $49. The acquisition would give Verizon, which has set its sights on entering the crowded online video marketplace, access to advanced technology AOL has developed for selling ads and delivering high-quality Web video.
  • Report: Tom Brady Could Be Suspended For Up To One Year (deflate-gate)

    05/08/2015 12:58:14 PM PDT · by drewh · 121 replies
    CBS ^ | May 7, 2015 2:40 pm ET | John Breech
    Tom Brady's offseason might extend until 2016 if the NFL decides to drop the hammer on the Patriots quarterback and at least one report is indicating that the league could slam the hammer down hard. According to the Miami Herald, Brady could be suspended for up to one year thanks to the part he played in Deflategate. "Everything is being studied. Everything is being considered," an NFL source told the Herald. Brady's punishment could end up being a shorter suspension, but the source told the Herald not to dismiss the possibility of a year-long suspension. The Patriots quarterback, along with...
  • The NFL's Deflategate report is a disaster for Tom Brady

    05/07/2015 6:15:29 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 103 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/7 | Cork Gaines
    While the investigation focuses on the actions of two employees, locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski, the report also concludes that Tom Brady "was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of McNally and Jastremski involving the release of air from Patriots game balls." This is a pretty damning accusation against one of the NFL's biggest stars. The league's evidence against Brady centers on three main points: 1) his reaction to the condition of game balls used in a Week 7 game against the New York Jets in October, 2) how he interacted with McNally...
  • Sci-Fis Pod People - Sci-Fi taken over by PC heavies face serious resistance.

    04/10/2015 11:37:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    "....The controversy over the Hugo Awards contains elements of a good dystopian science fiction story. Unfortunately, the media brat-fit over the successful effort to rescue escapist fantasy literature from its political pursuers comes not from the pages of Brave New World but from Slate,Salon, and Entertainment Weekly.Like sports, video games, and cake baking, science fiction strangely finds itself in the crosshairs of ideological killjoys. Perhaps it was only a matter of time and space before the genre obsessed with time and space became a culture-war battlefield.To many of the people involved in this industry, politics and message trump entertainment or...
  • 'Furious 7' races to the top of the box office

    04/05/2015 8:44:09 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 April 2015 | AP
    “Furious 7″ raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” as well as marks the highest grossing kick-off for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top ten openings in history. Audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. The actor died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40 and his...
  • BBC drop the big one. Clarkson out from Top Gear!

    03/25/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/25/15 | BBC
    The BBC's director general Tony Hall has confirmed that Jeremy Clarkson will not have his Top Gear contract renewed, after a physical assault on one of his colleagues.
  • Night at The Museum 3

    03/23/2015 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    today | Me
    Watched the movie over the weekend and it is a very GOOD example of what libs think the world would be if they could have it their way.
  • Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult web domain names

    03/23/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/23/15
    Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. The addresses are part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The web domain names go on sale to the public on 1 June but some stars and companies are being given the opportunity to buy them ahead of then.
  • Who's Faster on the Draw? Gun or Knife

    03/09/2015 8:13:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Who's faster on the draw? Gun or knife? This segment highlights a person with a gun against another with a knife, both are holstered. At the sound of the signal, each draws to hit their target. (balloons). The person with the gun targets vary from 5-7 yards out and the knife guy balloons is only 4 feet away. This demonstration shows the gun prowess from varying distances and the time it takes to hit the target, which is more impressive than watching the guy draw his knife. Don't know what do you all think? View the who's faster on the...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • 5 Ways Parks And Recreation Turned Into Socialist Propaganda

    03/03/2015 11:32:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 39 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michael Malice
    There are countless television shows that far outstayed their welcome, becoming almost unwatchable self-parodies by the end. The Drew Carey Show, The Office, and Scrubs are three extreme examples of this phenomenon. As series drag on, show fans become show writers and what ends up happening is effectively fanfic on screen. Its why The Simpsons still makes the same jokes again and again. Parks and Recreation isnt unwatchable yet, but boy is it close. This is a shame. While the series was never great, it was still one of the most consistent sitcoms of the last decade. All the characters...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 51 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • "Birdman" Takes Flight at an Oscars Punctuated by Politics

    02/23/2015 4:54:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Jake Coyle
    The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 13 February 2015

    02/12/2015 5:58:15 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 83 replies
    February 12, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation.We've been know to spin a yarn or two.You never know who you might...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 3

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 2

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    02/01/2015 3:52:05 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 60 replies
    me | 2/1/15 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '80s begins! Due date: Sunday, Feb 8 @6:00 pm (Eastern) Had to cut short the Round 1, as the response wasn't enough. Will try weekly rounds from now on. This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '80s, and pairs them in brackets along with the best #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • Michael Keaton Gave An Incredibly Personal Acceptance Speech for his first Golden Globes [VIDEO]

    01/31/2015 9:57:04 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Kirsten Acuna
    Keaton's acceptance speech took a personal turn as the 63-year-old actor became teary-eyed and choked up on stage as he discussed his family and mentioned his birth name, Michael Douglas. "In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple: work hard, don't quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor. My name's Michael John Douglas, I'm from Forest Grove, Pennsylvania. I'm the son seventh child of George and Leona Douglas. And I don't ever remember...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 53 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • The Perfect Self Defense System

    01/15/2015 10:36:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/15/2015 | J Badass
    This is for all the Martial Artists, LEOs, Military, Private Contractors and us normal private citizens that enjoys a good laugh. Johnny BadAss has the Perfect Self Defense system for all types of people. His ingredients for the system are: Martial Arts(Krav Maga) + Acting = Double Threat Combo This system will work for anyone that can or can't act. Works for whether you're short, tall, male or female. Watch the perfect self defense system video here.
  • What concerts/musical performances did you attend in 2014?

    12/30/2014 7:44:38 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 92 replies
    12/30/14
    Okay. I love seeing my favorite bands in concert. The older I get, the less I get out to shows. It would be great if concerts started at 4pm, instead of 10pm. That said, here is my short list. Elbow Jeff Tweedy Bonnie Prince Billy EmmyLou Harris Hiss Golden Messenger Robbie Fulks Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplan Robbie Fulks -- I'll Trade You Money For Wine
  • Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods

    12/27/2014 11:10:06 AM PST · by max americana · 39 replies
    us weekly ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | madeline boardman
    Angelina Jolie Wins Christmas Day Box Office With Unbroken, Bests Into the Woods Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2014 AT 5:30PM By Madeline Boardman Merry Christmas, indeed! Angelina Jolie unwrapped a $15 million present on Thursday, Dec. 25, when her new movie Unbroken won the Christmas Day box office. The drama, which is Jolie's sophomore directorial effort, debuted in 3,131 theaters. An adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book of the same name, Unbroken brought in $15.59 million to take the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office.
  • Circus tricked kids with dogs painted as pandas [Italy]

    12/24/2014 6:41:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    The Local ^ | 12/23/2014 | Staff
    Two painted chow chow dogs posing as pandas have been seized from a circus in northern Italy, after tricking children into handing over cash, police have said. The male and female dogs were seized by police after it became clear that they were not, in fact, pandas. To an unassuming child visiting the circus in Brescia, a small furry animal with white and black stripes may do the trick. But The Local readers may notice a distinct difference. Here is a real panda: Panda photo by Shutterstock. And here are the dogs-in-disguise: The police were not fooled, who said the...
  • Curses, Fooled Again!

    09/27/2014 9:42:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-26-14 | Peter Funt
    I SPENT the summer producing new Candid Camera shows, and among the many things I observed after a 10-year hiatus was that people are more easily fooled than ever. That may seem counterintuitive, but Im certain its true. Much has to do with multitasking. When my dad, Allen Funt, introduced the show over six decades ago, he had to work at distracting people. Nowadays they do it to themselves. Many people we now encounter are fiddling with cellphones and other devices, tackling routine activities with less-than-full focus. That makes them easier targets for our little experiments, but also more vulnerable...
  • New idol group exists to pay off debts

    09/26/2014 11:37:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    The Japan Times Online ^ | Sep 26, 2014 | Kazuaki Nagata, Staff Writer
    Japans entertainment industry has become so filled with idol groups that some call this is the age of the idol war. Finding commercial success amid this fierce competition can be tough, but an idol group that debuted this week is making no secret about its true intentions. The members of the group, called the Margarines, are out for money, pure and simple. The gimmick is that theyre pursuing the idol dream in order to pay off their debts. The nine members, ranging in age from 19 to 30, owe a total of around about 127 million.
  • Hillarys $100 Million Hollywood Makeover (CBS's "Madam Secretary")

    09/22/2014 11:03:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | September 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia described the reforms which resulted in the Prague Spring as socialism with a human face. The New York Times calls Madam Secretary, CBSs extremely expensive prime time contribution to the Hillary campaign, Hillary with a human face. A network series can cost between $3 and $4 million an episode. Assuming that Madam Secretary runs even one season, instead of being canceled ignominiously like Commander in Chief, the 2005 attempt at giving Hillary a human face, it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. Thats double the $46 million that...