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  • Helen Hunt hospitalized after car crash in Los Angeles

    10/17/2019 11:59:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 / 9:31 AM | By Annie Martin
    Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Helen Hunt is recovering following a car crash in Los Angeles. People confirmed Hunt, 56, was hospitalized Wednesday after she was involved in a car crash on the corner of San Vicente and Tremaine Avenue. TMZ said Hunt was riding in the back seat of a black SUV that was T-boned by another car in the intersection. The impact flipped Hunt's vehicle onto its side. Sources said Hunt was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. She was spotted leaving the hospital in a white truck a few hours after the crash. Hunt's rep said...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Soren Kierkegaard

    10/17/2019 7:57:07 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 10/17/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Soren Kierkegaard. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, social critic, and religious author, and is considered to be the first of the main existential philosophers. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares...
  • ‘Soft Power’ review: A head-scratcher with a twerking Hillary Clinton

    10/16/2019 1:43:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/19 | Johnny Oleksinski
    **SNIP** David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s perplexing new musical “Soft Power” attempts to do three things at once: tell the real story of a 2015 stabbing attack on Hwang; do a “The King and I”-like turn that both romanticizes and criticizes a stereotypical America; and opine on the 2016 presidential election. There is an intermission, and the Public Theater has two bars. Start a tab. **SNIP** The first act of the dreamy show-within-a-show sees Clinton begging for votes, attempting to dazzle citizens and desperately trying to relate. That’s when she has that big production number at that ritziest of...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    10/16/2019 8:53:49 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 10/16/2019 | myself
    Our selection today is Go Back, You Fool by Faron Young (1955). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • Atlantic Records boss Ben Cook quits after dressing up as member of hip-hop group Run DMC [tr]

    10/16/2019 8:01:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2019 | Mark Duell and Chantaelle Edmunds
    Atlantic Records president Ben Cook who gave Ed Sheeran his first record deal today announced he had resigned after dressing up as a member of Run DMC. The music boss admitted he had made the 'terrible mistake' seven years ago at a party when guests were asked to come dressed as their favourite musical icon. Mr Cook said the label previously reprimanded him for dressing as a member of the US hip-hop group, but new allegations about his appearance had prompted his exit.
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Phyllis Wheatley

    10/16/2019 6:44:16 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 10/16/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Phyllis Wheatley. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Phyllis Wheatley was an African American poet whose work was celebrated in both England and America, and by such figures including Voltaire, George Washington, and John Paul Jones. Tragically dying at the young age of 31, Wheatley's work on early abolition and individual efforts have sadly been too overlooked.Note: This quote comes her book "Poems on Various Subjects." All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font...
  • Scotty Bowers, "Male Madame" to the Stars, Dies at 96

    10/15/2019 2:01:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:22 PM PDT 10/14/2019 by Gary Baum , Chris Gardner
    The industry's genial sex fixer — who claimed to arrange liaisons for everyone from Rock Hudson to Bette Davis — challenged Golden Age Hollywood's baseline-heterosexual conception of itself. Scotty Bowers, whose explicit, best-selling 2012 memoir revealed a covert realm of Golden Age Hollywood sexuality, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Laurel Canyon, documentary director Matt Tyrnauer told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 96. The former U.S. Marine and gas station attendant turned erotic fixer to the stars (including, he said, Katharine Hepburn and Rock Hudson) was the subject of an acclaimed 2017 documentary, Scotty and the Secret...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Victor Hugo

    10/15/2019 7:52:50 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 10/15/2019 | Self-Published
    Note: Due to personal circumstances, I have not been able to post puzzes for the past two days. My apologies for any inconvenience.Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Victor Hugo. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Victor Hugo was an extraordinary novelist and political wit. His common sense views on life was temperate compared to the revolutionaries of his time. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    10/15/2019 5:24:10 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 10/15/2019 | myself
    Today we feature the Eddy Arnold recording of Many Tears Ago (1945). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • No Safe Spaces (movie)

    10/14/2019 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Pollard · 6 replies
    No Safe Spaces (movie) ^ | Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager
    SYNOPSIS The First Amendment and the very idea of free speech are under attack in America today. A growing number of Americans don't believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for "safe spaces" in which people won't be offended by ideas they may find troubling. But is that what America is about? In No Safe Spaces, comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager travel the country, talking to experts on the right and left, tour college campuses and examine their...
  • GQ Magazine Says “New Masculinity” is Men Wearing Earrings, Giant Sleeping Bag Dresses and Crying

    10/14/2019 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 117 replies
    www.infowars.com ^ | Paul Joseph Watson - October 14, 2019
    According to GQ Magazine, “new masculinity” is men wearing earrings and giant dresses that resemble sleeping bags while crying. Yes, really. “@Pharrell covers GQ’s New Masculinity issue, an exploration of identity, culture, and style in 2019,” tweeted the magazine. .@Pharrell covers GQ’s New Masculinity issue, an exploration of identity, culture, and style in 2019: https://t.co/4W0UkG3ndE pic.twitter.com/tRwzm5F1PR — GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) October 14, 2019 The cover shot shows the musician wearing an earring while dressed in what many people are describing as a cross between a dress and a sleeping bag. Other images from the shoot show Pharrell crying and wearing...
  • Leonid & Friends New Release Dialogue Part I & II

    10/14/2019 9:15:01 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 5 replies
    Uoutube ^ | 10-14-2019 | Leonid Vorobyev
    The most incredible cover band of all time releases yet another Chicago cover. Dialogue Part I &II. Take a listen
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    10/14/2019 6:04:09 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 10/14/2019 | myself
    Its Swingin' Monday and if you have ever been to a country dance you surely will have heard Under The Double Eagle. This version by Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies was recorded in New Orleans on March 4, 1936. That is Cecil Brower and Cliff Bruner on the fiddle. THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • They All Laughed

    10/13/2019 4:28:51 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | October 13, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    As nobody else seems to celebrate Columbus Day, we might as well. So herewith some authentic Columbian music. This essay is adapted from my book A Song For The Season: For a 15th century Italian explorer long out of favor with America's cultural elite, Christopher Columbus sure has a hammerlock on the standard repertoire. Cole Porter put him in the verse to a famous song: As Dorothy Parker once said to her boyfriend 'Fare thee well' As Columbus announced When he knew he was bounced 'It was swell, Isabelle, swell...' In those days (1935) Dorothy Parker was famous for leaving...
  • Eddie Van Halen Reportedly Undergoing Throat Cancer Treatment In Germany

    10/13/2019 12:52:51 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 59 replies
    Iheart Radio ^ | October 13, 2019 | Regina Heart
    Eddie Van Halen has secretly been flying to Germany to receive treatments for throat cancer, TMZ learned Sunday (October 13). According to the celebrity gossip outlet, the Van Halen legend has been quietly jetting overseas over the past five years to undergo radiation treatment for the disease. As fans know, Van Halen was first diagnosed with cancer of the tongue in 2000. Following an operation to have nearly a third of his tongue removed, he was declared cancer-free in 2002. Insiders with direct knowledge told TMZ, "some of the cancer cells migrated down to his throat," which required doctors to...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    10/13/2019 4:31:48 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 10/13/2019 | myself
    Our gospel tune for today is Throw Out The Lifeline by Teddy & Doyle Wilburn (1960). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • Presenting "The Richard Nixon Waltz" by Jan Hurley

    10/12/2019 9:04:19 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 2 replies
    Pretty rare find, I hope you all like it.
  • Barbara Mandrell - If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)

    10/12/2019 5:59:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/1/2013 | Jackie W Gaunnt
    "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" is a song written by Stax Records songwriters Homer Banks, Carl Hampton, and Raymond Jackson. Originally written for The Emotions, it has been performed by many singers, most notably by Luther Ingram, whose original recording topped the R&B chart for four weeks and rose to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Billboard ranked it as the No. 16 song for 1972. In 1972-73, The Faces recorded the song as an outtake for Ooh La La (1973), their final studio album. In 1974, Millie Jackson released...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Jon Voight

    10/12/2019 7:23:29 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 10/12/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Jon Voight. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Jon Voight is an actor who has consistently been conservative his entire career. Although vilified by most in Hollywood for such views, he continues to earn the respect of his performance peers. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half...
  • "Wabash Cannonball" - Grand Ole Opry House 40th Anniversary Opening - All Sing

    10/11/2019 4:13:29 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/28/2014 | Grand OIe Opry
    The Grand Ole Opry House 40th Anniversary Celebration on March 15, 2014 kicked off with the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, leading the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball." The show began just as the very first Opry performance at the Opry House did, with video footage of Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys from 1940 performing the band's signature song. That performance transitioned to footage of Acuff and the Opry cast singing the song on March 15, 1974 before finally seamlessly transitioning to the curtain going up on...