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  • 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 I’m certain it’s 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
    Japan’s 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 they’re 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.
  • Hillary’s $100 Million Hollywood Makeover (CBS's "Madam Secretary")

    09/22/2014 11:03:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 69 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, CBS’s 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. That’s double the $46 million that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 29 August 2014

    08/28/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 103 replies
    August 28, 2014 | 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. This is the Labor Day weekendWe deserve a break from the grind. We also serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Skip the tea, I need one of these.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 15 August 2014

    08/14/2014 5:54:44 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 93 replies
    August 14, 2014 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Olivia Newton-John unveils Madame Tussauds wax figure in Las Vegas

    08/11/2014 5:49:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/14
    Fans of singer Olivia Newton-John who are hopelessly devoted to the singer can now catch her live in Las Vegas -- where her new wax figure is on display. The Grammy Award winner did a double-take in Sin City as she stood next to her freshly unveiled Madame Tussauds wax figure....
  • When Grace was a Staple of Popular Entertainment

    08/09/2014 7:07:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 8, 2014 | ANTHONY ESOLEN
    I haven’t watched more than two episodes of any contemporary television series in twenty years, but I do watch baseball and football and so I get a fair barrage of commercials advertising what is supposed to be funny or “edgy” or seriously dramatic and so forth. My wife likes to watch home decorating shows and cooking shows, so that I overhear some of the stuff that comes on after the show she’s wanted to watch has concluded.It strikes me—and she confirms my impression by her observations—that there’s a real meanness in much of what comes on the air even...
  • Syfy Adapting Futuristic Military Drama 'Ghost Brigades' (Exclusive)(John Scalzi book series)

    08/05/2014 1:01:24 PM PDT · by jalisco555 · 46 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/5/2014 | Lesley Goldberg
    The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has put into development Ghost Brigades, a drama based on John Scalzi's Hugo-nominated Old Man's War universe book series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The NeverEnding Story's Wolfgang Petersen will oversee development on the project alongside Scott Stuber (Safe House), with Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig (Winter's Knight) on board to pen the first script. The drama hails from Universal Cable Productions, Petersen's Radiant Productions and Stuber's Bluegrass Films. Ghost Brigades follows John Perry, who at 75 enlists in the Colonial Defense Force to fight a centuries-long war for man's expansion into the cosmos. Technology allows...
  • Weekend Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Obliterates August Record [$94 million!]

    08/04/2014 10:47:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.boxofficemojo.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | by Ray Subers
    "We Are Groot." Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ruled the box office this weekend with a fantastic $94 million. That's easily the biggest debut ever for an August release; the previous record holder, The Bourne Ultimatum, opened to $69.3 million in 2007. Meanwhile, James Brown biopic Get On Up took third place with a modest $14 million debut. This weekend reversed the box office slump in a big way: the top 12 earned $172.6 million, which is up a whopping 40 percent from the same frame last year. With a packed line-up of major releases coming up, this August is...
  • Funny: More Awards for Obama...and They Got You Nothing

    07/18/2014 4:55:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    I have to claim responsibility for the newest parody that’s now starring as president of the United States on TVs everywhere. If ever there were a Steven Colbert character assigned to play a faux president, Obama would get the nod. You see: he’s been nominated for an Emmy now. In a comedy, playing himself, in a tragedy. Seriously. His own incompetence has led to an Emmy nomination. And it’s my fault. When Obama visited Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame in May, ostensibly to promote tourism, I suggested with mock fawning that they should induct him into the HOF as the...
  • 1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting in East Hollywood

    06/29/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 46 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Howard Blume
    One person was killed and four others injured after a man opened fire at an overnight party early Sunday in East Hollywood to celebrate the upcoming Black Entertainment Television Awards. The assailant was a lone gunman who is still at large, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting occurred at 5:17 a.m., when the gunman fired several rounds, Madison said. Ambulances transported three victims to a local hospital, where one died. The two others arranged their own hospital transportation. Investigators have not released information about the victims. The coroner’s office said early Sunday that it...
  • Robert Redford in Talks to Play Oral Roberts in Film 'Come Sunday' (Exclusive)

    05/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5-21-14 | Tatiana Siegel
    Jonathan Demme is set to tackle the world of evangelical ministers with the film Come Sunday and is enlisting Robert Redford to play the late Oral Roberts. The film, which will be financed and produced by Endgame Entertainment (Looper), chronicles the true story of Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla., who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith. Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace) is in talks to take on the starring role of Pearson. EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS:...
  • ‘American Idol’ crowns its season 13 winner [Media Sad: Straight White Man Wins]

    05/22/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson is the season 13 “American Idol,” winning the title over teenage pop singer Jena Irene.... The two-hour finale included performances by John Legend, Kiss, Demi Lovato and Lady Antebellum. It also showcased a song by judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., with judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson joining in. Even Seacrest took a turn crooning, proving as a singer he’s a great host. He was joined on Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting” by the singer-songwriter. NBC’s singing contest “The Voice,” which leapfrogged “American Idol” in the ratings, has leaned heavily on its performer-coaches to boost...
  • Movie review: Godzilla [no spoilers ]

    05/17/2014 7:59:48 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 94 replies
    Godzilla | Vince Ferrer
    The new Godzilla is out, and while I'm not the biggest fan I saw it last night and enjoyed it. Some dissapointing statements were made by the filmmaker about the film being about climate change. Seeing the film, I don't understand how he would make that connection other than to score Hollywood points. That isn't what it is about. The original film was about the destructive power of the atomic bomb, and the beliefs that despite our technological arrogance, nature was still in control. This is the opposite of saying that emitting some carbon dioxide can destroy the Earth. Happily,...
  • NBC Orders Ellen Degeneres' "One Big Happy" [Lesbian Comedy]

    05/10/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Elisha Cuthbert stars in the half-hour midseason entry, which marks the network's third [pro-homosexual] comedy in as many years.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 9 May 2014

    05/08/2014 5:59:10 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 91 replies
    May 8, 2014 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • WATCH: A Very Special 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Wins Viewers' Hearts (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | TRN
    Wednesday, 'Wheel of Fortune' had a very inspirational contestant in Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, but more important, he's the first special needs contestant ever to compete on the show.Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes, but that didn't stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, "a smashing success." Girone ultimately didn't win the game -- he hit the dreaded Bankrupt slot -- but he won viewer hearts from coast-to-coast.  WATCH:
  • "Sharknado" to get a third installment (LOL - I CAN'T WAIT!)

    05/01/2014 12:05:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Lauren Morasi
    The second "Sharknado" film doesn't premiere until this summer, but that hasn't stopped Syfy from plotting a third installment of the cult, social media-driven franchise. What we know is that more sharks and tornadoes are expected to follow in the third movie, but a cast and location have yet to be announced. The first film found sharks and storms wreaking havoc on Los Angeles, and the second one, titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," is set in New York City. It debuts July 30 -- a year after the first movie premiered. Actress Vivica A. Fox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sugar...
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Wheel of Fortune’ EPIC FAIL in History? (Video)

    04/12/2014 8:03:56 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 36 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-12-2014 | TopClip
    A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. And Hoosiers can't be feeling too proud. Julian had the chance to win $1 million Friday night, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like “A-chill-us.” Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the “mythological hero” got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.) But alas, poor Julian' disastrous...
  • Madonna: I was raped at knifepoint - held up at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop

    04/02/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · by tom h · 67 replies
    Guardian.com ^ | Saturday 5 October 2013 10.02 EDT | Shane Hickey
    Madonna has detailed how she was raped not long after she moved to New York City at the age of 19, in a revealing account of her life to date. In an article for Harper's Bazaar magazine, the singer said she was forced on to the roof of a building at knifepoint and attacked. The first-person account, which accompanied a fashion shoot, spans Madonna's life from growing up in the US midwest and moving away from home, to her marriages and children. "New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The...
  • Fighting to Win the Culture War

    03/12/2014 4:36:04 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    As a conservative, I have often bemoaned movies, tv shows, and musical acts that relentlessly push a progressive liberal agenda that is anathema to the American character. I know many others look at the entertainment industry and education and throw their hands up in despair or, even worse, meekly accept the garbage being spewed. Too often we are willing to turn the other cheek in the ongoing culture war, and I think that's a colossal mistake. I agree with the late Andrew Breitbart that we need to engage in the culture war as it impacts every facet of our lives...
  • The Entertainment President

    03/12/2014 10:58:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    For years, conservatives have puzzled over President Barack Obama's continued personal popularity in the face of his dramatically uninspiring performance as commander-in-chief. Obama seems to inspire a bizarre personal loyalty among his advocates, particularly among young people who should by all rights be concerned with their fading futures and collapsing prospects. Why do his numbers remain so stubbornly mediocre? The answer came Tuesday in the form of a ridiculous video cut by Obama with the help of "The Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis and the online outlet Funny or Die. Funny or Die is in the viral video business; it often...
  • Battle of the real super 'Bowls': Puppy vs. Kitten

    02/02/2014 5:00:35 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Today Entertainment ^ | February 2, 2014 | Ree Hines and Anna Chan
    Forget the Seahawks versus the Broncos. There's another big showdown scheduled for Sunday, one that involves ferocious, snarling, amped-up ... and absolutely adorable four-legged furry friends. Yes, for the first time in game-day history, this year there will be both Puppy and Kitten Bowls.
  • AJ McCarron: 'Really Demonic' Performances at Grammys Show 'There's a Lot of Evil in the World'

    01/27/2014 9:24:31 AM PST · by Hoodat · 113 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 27 JAN 2014 | Sports Staff
    Former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, who is preparing for the NFL Draft, was watching the Grammys on Sunday and felt that the "really demonic" performances showed that "there is a lot of evil in the world." At the Grammys, Katy Perry dressed up as a witch and was "burned at the stake" in her act while gay couples were married to the song "same love." Though it was unclear what performance prompted the tweet, McCarron later re-tweeted a response in which one of his followers wrote, "I know right? I can only imagine what Katy's Preacher Father is thinking." Other...
  • Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work

    01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett
    Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team. He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time. Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday. Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Wentz's manager...
  • Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson Star in New Movie, 'God's Not Dead' (Video)

    01/19/2014 12:05:40 PM PST · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-19-2014 | TRNlive
    Two stars of 'Duck Dynasty' star in a new film that explores a student's struggle to prove the existence of God.Willie and Korie Robertson, who are well known for their family reality TV show and their staunch Christian faith, along with The actors  Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper and Dean Cain, appear in God's Not Dead, to be released on March 21st. In the movie, college freshman and devout Christian Josh Wheaton (Harper) finds his faith challenged by his dogmatic philosophy professor (Sorbo), who requires his students to disavow the existence of God on the first day of class, signing a declaration...
  • 12 Years as a Slave

    01/18/2014 6:22:22 AM PST · by napscoordinator · 42 replies
    Personal | 19 Jan 2014 | myself
    Hello FRiends. So we went to see 12 years a Slave. Wow! I totally recommend it. It was a true story that does not get all Hollywood Liberal. It was basically a true to life synopsis of the time this "free" man becomes a slave. It is astonishingly good. I went because I could not believe it won the Golden Globe for 2014 as the Best Film and I had no idea about the film before that night. My wife is not convinced that it should have been best film, but I am thinking closer to believing it should be....
  • There Will Be Blood: Oprah Not Nominated for an Oscar

    01/16/2014 10:36:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    When the 2014 Academy Awards nominees were announced early Thursday, all ears were attuned to the expected names. Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Dern given nods in their respective categories? Check. “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” dominating nominations for acting, writing, directing and best picture? No big surprises there, and all as it should be. Then, you cry. No nomination for Robert Redford for his astonishing one-man show in the gripping seafaring thriller “All Is Lost”? Outrage! No Tom Hanks, who delivered such a subtle tour de force in “Captain Phillips”? The nerve! No...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 3 January 2014

    01/02/2014 5:59:57 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 122 replies
    January 2, 2014 | 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. Tonight, to toast in the New Year, we'll have something a little stronger than coffee and tea, if you prefer. But...remember, no drinking and driving!Then, FRiday morning, back to...
  • Dish and DirecTV wish customers a Merry Christmas…by hiking prices

    12/26/2013 4:29:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    bgr.com ^ | 12/25/13 | Zach Epstein
    Pay TV service providersare among a few groupsof companiesthatcustomers loveto hate, and sometimes they go out of their way to reminduswhy. As familiesacrossthe country come togetherto celebrate theholidays, satellite TV giants DishNetwork andDirecTV arewishing them a Merry Christmasby hiking the cost of theirserviceplans. In line with years past, both companieshave confirmed that they will raise the pricesof various television packagesand increase service fees as well. The increases come ata time when “cordcutting,” or canceling pay TV service in favor of onlinevideo streaming services, is becoming an increasingly common trend — to thepointwhere cable companiesare producing awful, awful anti-cord cutting campaigns...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 December 2013

    12/19/2013 5:59:31 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 94 replies
    December 19, 2013 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 6 December 2013

    12/05/2013 5:59:53 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 127 replies
    December 5, 2013 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 November 2013

    11/21/2013 5:59:45 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 120 replies
    November 21, 2013 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Hollywood's Favorite Sleazeball Shutterbug

    11/15/2013 4:34:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The silence is deafening. A depraved photographer accused of abusing and exploiting young models enjoys access to the entertainment industry's hottest female stars, from Rihanna to Lady Gaga to Beyonce to Miley Cyrus. He counts "progressive" feminist celebs among his most intimate friends. He's even photographed President Obama. But when confronted with his sordid history and career degradation of women, these elite friends of Terry have nothing to say. Meet Terry Richardson (but be sure to bring your mental Purell). The Guardian touted him as "the former junkie punk who put the filth into fashion." The son of a fashion...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 8 November 2013

    11/07/2013 5:59:54 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 83 replies
    November 7, 2013 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 25 October 2013

    10/24/2013 5:59:17 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 122 replies
    October 24, 2013 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • What a real NASA astronaut thinks of the film Gravity

    10/18/2013 7:52:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 10/19/13 | GARRETT REISMAN, FORMER NASA ASTRONAUT FORBES
    GRAVITY is the most realistic space movie ever. I mean, that Clooney guy looks just like me! Actually I've been besieged with questions about what I thought about this movie ever since it came out. Just here at work at SpaceX last week,I was asked that question about a dozen times a day. I quipped that "What do you think of Gravity?" was becoming every astronaut's least favourite question, surpassing even "How do you poop in space?" So, to help me deal with this onslaught, here is my more serious attempt at a movie review: First of all, it's a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 27 September 2013

    09/26/2013 5:52:09 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 119 replies
    September 26, 2013 | 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. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES What's your favorite PIZZA (TOPPING) Pepperoni? Deep Dish? Cheese? Wanna brewsky? Come on in, grab a slice, and a brew. This is the last FRiday Favorites.Join us in 2 weeks for FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your safe...
  • Weekend Report: 'Butler' Repeats, Newcomers All Open Below $10 Million

    08/25/2013 7:27:13 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 15 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 25 August 2013 | Ray Subers
    On a very slow late-August weekend, Lee Daniels' The Butler easily held on to the top spot at the box office. We're the Millers also continued to play well, while all three new nationwide releases opened to less than $10 million. Overall, the Top 12 earned an estimated $91.6 million. That's up 10 percent from the same weekend last year, when The Expendables 2 led with a weak $13.4 million. With good reviews and strong word-of-mouth, The Butler fell 31 percent to an estimated $17 million. In comparison, The Help dropped 23 percent at the same point in its run...
  • Brandy humiliated by playing to crowd of just 40 people in 90,000 capacity stadium

    08/22/2013 5:49:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Perth Now ^ | 8/22/13
    DID Brandy play to a stadium of 89,960 empty seats? That's what the Twitterverse is saying after reports the singer performed to just 40 people in a 90,000 capacity arena at the Mandela Sports and Culture Day in South Africa on Saturday. The American R&B star was the surprise guest at the FNB stadium in Soweto - the only problem was that no-one knew she was playing. Tens of thousands of people had therefore left the arena before she arrived on stage. "Brandy [just] performed to an empty stadium. With the stadium lights on," tweeted South African musician, Kabomo. "People...
  • Get a Load of This Pic: Stunning Brazilian Supermodel ADRIANA LIMA... and ME!

    08/16/2013 3:19:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More pictures here, unfortunately without me-  I do hope the poor thing's coping, somehow... See the attitude I had to deal with? More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Missouri State Fair Contact Us

    08/14/2013 2:13:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    EMAIL Email: mostatefair@mda.mo.gov
  • Main/Nixon Mask [Examples of Nixon Mask used in pop culture, no one got fired...]

    08/12/2013 3:54:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    "I knew it was you all along, Richard Nixon!" — Officer Barbrady, South Park As might be inferred by the title, a Nixon Mask is a rubber mask with the cariactured features of Richard Nixon, specifically a large nose, and creepy wide grin. Its status as the best-selling political mask of all time (and in many ways the inspiration for all political masks), as a symbol of famous counterculturists like Hunter S. Thompson and Bob Dylan, and as a hilarious remnant of the seventies have made it a classic go-to prop when a strange/hilarious mask is needed.
  • Mary Mary Joins Florida Boycott in Honor of Trayvon Martin

    08/05/2013 9:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    According to Essence magazine, the GRAMMY Award winning gospel dou Mary Mary will Join Stevie Wonder in his Florida concert boycott following the acquittal of former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. "We will stand with Stevie Wonder & boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground Law is changed," the pair reportedly told their Twitter followers. The pair explained "We love our fans but we MUST do something. We understand that a No from us isn't as big as a 'No' from Stevie Wonder, but if all our voices join together we can REALLY change things." Before the announcement, Mary Mary singer...
  • Need Suggestions for 100th Birthday Party (vanity)

    07/22/2013 11:13:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 73 replies
    vanity | 7-22-13 | me
    I need help from fellow FReepers. My mother is living in assisted living 2500 miles from me. She will turn 100 in August, and I need ideas on how to help her celebrate. She is mentally sharp, but she is declining physically. She is confined to a wheel chair, or a walker, now and her hearing is quite impaired. Consequently, she does not like more than one, or two people in the room with her at the same time; and she just gets furious if people talk to each other in her presence.I think the sounds get all jumbled and...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 5 July 2013

    07/04/2013 7:17:16 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 75 replies
    July 4, 2013 | 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. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite 4TH OF JULY tradition. Grilling out? Hanging with Family/Friends? Enjoying a nice cold one? Eating Watermelon? Watching Fireworks? Come on in and join the conversation. Share your favorite July 4th tradition. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your safe return...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 21 June 2013

    06/20/2013 6:00:08 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 144 replies
    June 20, 2013 | 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. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us your favoriteDINNERKFC? HAMBURGER AND FRIES? PIZZA? PANCAKES? MEATLOAF?SPAGHETTI? HOT DOGS? Come on in and join the conversation. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your safe return home. Food fight!
  • 'Kinky Boots' struts off with the most Tony Awards [Drag Queens & Fetishes Tops Broadway]

    06/10/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    philly.com ^ | 6/10/13
    The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, strutted away with a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best original score and best leading man...
  • Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • Remembering Jonathan Winters, the 'father of improvisational comedy'

    04/12/2013 4:10:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/12/13 | Deborah Vankin
    The trailblazing comic improviser Jonathan Winters, who died Thursday at age 87, was a seminal influence on scores of comedians and the person Robin Williams credits as his mentor. Winters' high energy, unpredictable and often surreal comic riffs included an array of characters, reenactments of movie scenes and pointed, quick-morphing sound effects that he often produced on the spot. Take, for example, his 1964 appearance on "The Jack Paar Program." In order to illustrate Winters' genius for creating comedy out of thin air, Paar gave him a simple wooden stick. “Do something with the stick” Paar said, and in what’s...