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  • Remembering The Beatles Rooftop Concert (50th Anniversary)

    01/30/2019 1:06:30 AM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 30, 2019 | Michael Starr
    “As the week went on, The Beatles sort of pawed at the idea. If you gave them an idea, it was like throwing meat into a lion’s cage — they’d sniff and paw at it and throw it at each other, then that piece of meat came back in the end, but was different from what you put in the cage. “We were going to film it the day before, but the weather was too cloudy and too murky. This was London in January,” Michael Lindsay-Hogg recalls. “Then we decided for the next day, Thursday. We wanted to hit 12...
  • Ringo Starr receives knighthood: 'I'll wear it at breakfast'

    03/20/2018 9:24:23 AM PDT · by llevrok · 130 replies
    The Beeb ^ | 3/20/2018
    The Duke of Cambridge bestowed the honour on the Liverpool-born star at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. "It means a lot actually," the musician told the BBC. "It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this." The honour comes 53 years after the Beatles were all awarded the MBE - and Starr said he had missed his bandmates' companionship this time round. "I was a bit shaky today on my own," he said. (SNIP) Asked whether he wanted to be known as Sir Ringo, the musician, whose real name is Richard Starkey, replied: "I...
  • BDS Fail: Ringo Goes Where Lorde Fears to Tread, Confirms Two Shows in Israel

    01/03/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/03/2018 | Simon Kent
    Ringo Starr will perform two shows in Israel later this year in defiance of the anti-Israel BDS movement that calls for the complete isolation of the Jewish State. The former Beatle made the announcement on his personal website. It comes just a week after New Zealand singer Lorde cancelled her planned Tel Aviv concert after a vocal campaign by BDS activists. Ringo has chosen a band that includes fellow rock legends Steve Lukather of Toto, Greg Rollie of Journey and Graham Gouldman of 10cc as the All-Starrs. The two shows are booked for Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on June...
  • Twitter Doesn't Know Who Paul McCartney Is, Thanks Kanye For 'Discovering' Him

    01/05/2015 12:41:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 140 replies ^ | 01/05/2015 | Staff
    It's becoming more and more apparent that a new generational gap is forming. Whereas one generation didn't grow up with iPhones and high-speed internet, the newest generation sees these things as everyday commodities. It's natural for gaps like this to form, and with those gaps come plenty of hilarious consequences. With how quickly technology is advancing, these gaps show themselves more frequently nowadays. There are the usual complaints (like 'those darn kids never put their phones down'), but it's really the disconnect between the two generations that stings. For instance, it seems unimaginable that the younger generation doesn't know who...
  • Vile boast of Jihadi John...

    08/23/2014 9:45:03 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    The Mail On Sunday ^ | 23 August 2014 | James Harkin, Ian Birrell And Sharon Churcher
    British jihadis involved in the brutal beheading of American reporter James Foley callously boasted of making personal fortunes from ransoms paid for other released hostages, openly talked of making so much money they could retire to Kuwait or Qatar, The four Islamic State jihadis – nicknamed The Beatles by their Western captives – were reported to be ‘interested in money’ from the start. American hostages – especially Foley, whose brother was discovered to be serving in the US Air Force – were picked out for the most brutal beatings.
  • Interview with Conservative Military Science Fiction writer John Ringo

    08/27/2012 6:00:36 AM PDT · by Gideonwoulfe · 67 replies
    The Freehold ^ | 8/27/2012 | Jonathan Baird
    This week we interview author John Ringo. He has had several books on the New York Times best seller list and he has over two million books in print. Ringo’s specializes in military science fiction. The Hitchhiker asks… Question 1- After reading There Will Be Dragons I had a sense that Heinlein had influenced your writing. Are you a fan of his work? Very much so. Heinlein is the absolute sine qua non of science fiction authors. While I haven’t read all of his works, I’ve read most and he’s definitely my favorite SF author influencing both my writing and...
  • Ringo: "I am the last remaining Beatle"

    05/27/2011 5:27:48 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2011 | Cole Moreton
    Ringo Starr looks at a photograph of his young self and laughs. ‘We didn’t know what was ahead of us. You never do. We didn’t think it would last.’ The black-and-white image shows the Beatles in suits in the early Sixties, waiting to appear on a television show. He’s not sure which one. Paul is whistling, George is distracted, John is wide-eyed and Ringo is staring at the camera, his feet up on a seat. In the picture (below) he looks the most assured, by far. ‘Even Paul thought, “Well, I’ll probably end up as a writer.” So did John....
  • The Beatles- (Stoned out of their minds)

    10/09/2010 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Krankor · 104 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/09/2010 | Unknown
    While George is completely out of it, oddly enough, Ringo seems fine. Paul is buzzed, as well as John.
  • Why I've turned to God at 70, by reformed Ringo Starr...

    02/04/2010 12:18:39 PM PST · by FTJM · 85 replies · 3,696+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2010 | Ben Todd
    John Lennon caused a worldwide storm by claiming that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now, more than four decades on, it seems his former bandmate Ringo Starr has acknowledged a humbler place in the grand scheme of things. The drummer says he has found God - after taking a long and winding road to enlightenment. He admitted he lost his way when he was younger, both as a Beatle experimenting with marijuana and LSD and afterwards when he suffered alcohol and cocaine problems in the late 1970s. But the musician, who has since become teetotal and quit his...
  • Bring me the head of Ringo Starr: The Headless Drummer

    10/23/2008 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Goonch · 20 replies · 630+ views
    The Beatles' remain synonymous with Liverpool in most minds, the patron saints of Merseybeat. But out by the John Lennon airport, a civic hedge stands as a potent symbol of how scousers have fallen out of love with one of their own. A topiary sculpture of the fab four has been mischievously vandalised, with a crucial appendage having been chopped off under cover of darkness. Visitors arriving in the European Capital of Culture are now greeted by the sight of John, Paul, George and the headless drummer.
  • BBC: Ringo 'too busy' for autographs (other details)

    10/14/2008 11:06:46 AM PDT · by weegee · 36 replies · 713+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 13 October 2008 10:14 UK | no byline
    Sculpture Starr, who released his most recent album Liverpool 8 in January, recently completed a tour of the US and Canada. The musician currently divides his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey. In April, a foliage sculpture of Starr outside a railway station in Liverpool was beheaded by vandals. The performer had reportedly angered some locals when he told the BBC's Jonathan Ross he missed nothing about the city.
  • Please please me.. with no more mail, Ringo says

    10/13/2008 1:48:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies · 1,829+ views ^ | October 13, 2008 | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has told fans to stop sending letters and requests for autographs, saying mail will be thrown away after October 20 because he has too much to do.
  • Ringo to Reg: I must be a Starr (Ringo Starr Walks Off "Live With Regis...")

    01/23/2008 6:54:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies · 168+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 01/23/08
    It’s been 37 years since Ringo Starr was a Beatle but he apparently hasn’t forgotten how to be a diva. Starr walked off the set of “Live with Regis and Kelly” yesterday rather than cut short one of his songs. Still, [Ringo's fellow rocker Dave] Stewart blasted the show for trying to force “Ringo’s musical legacy (to) take a back seat to additional banter about the size of Ms. Ripa’s derriere.”
  • Starr appeals bong hits case in high court

    08/29/2006 10:44:04 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 6 replies · 875+ views
    Juneau Empire ^ | August 29, 2006 | ERIC MORRISON
    Famed attorney Kenneth Starr filed a petition for the Juneau School District on Monday in the country's highest court to hear the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case. Starr, of the Los Angeles-based firm Kirkland & Ellis, filed the petition in the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the March 10 decision by the 9th Circuit Court, which ruled that former Juneau-Douglas High School principal Deborah Morse violated former student Joseph Frederick's free speech rights. Starr, the former independent counsel whose investigation led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, has taken on the case pro bono for Morse and the...
  • Lovely Rita Hurricane (VANITY ALERT)

    09/22/2005 7:06:49 AM PDT · by Oberon · 28 replies · 1,185+ views
    My Own Sad Little Brain | 09/22/05 | Oberon
    Aaaahhh... Lovely Rita hurricane Lovely Rita hurricane Lovely Rita hurricane Look at the Gulf between us Come to my aid and kindly fade away Listen to the frightened shrimpers Making little frightened whimpers Looking for a harbor where they can be saved Your whitecaps are running higher See the fear that you inspire You were once a warm little tropical storm Lovely Rita hurricane May I inquire discreetly (Lovely Rita) Would you refrain from dumping rain on me? (Lovely Rita, storm, ah) Rita! Finally got my windows boarded Gasoline and water hoarded Thought I maybe could be crazy and stay...
  • Yassar Conspiracy...

    11/11/2004 10:10:08 AM PST · by C.H. Truth · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Coldheartedtruth ^ | 11/11/2004 | C.H. Truth
    Was it the leader of the PLO who died... or the drummer for the Beatles?
  • Poor Ringo Starr

    11/11/2004 4:38:36 AM PST · by Brainhose · 16 replies · 585+ views
    Lake Titicaca | Today | Brainhose
  • John O'Neill's book shoots to the top (Vanity)

    Thanks, I'm sure, to yesterday's threads as well as to Matt Drudge, Paul O'Neill's book is #2 on the sales rank list. The book isn't due to come out until September 25th and it's the second most popular book for shoppers, after the 9/11 Commission Report. This is a testament to the influence of FR and Drudge devotees. Way to go!!
  • Feds enlist beetles to control salt cedar

    03/12/2004 9:58:54 PM PST · by farmfriend · 31 replies · 264+ views ^ | The Associated Press | Staff Report
    Feds enlist beetles to control salt cedar Staff Report The Associated Press 03/12/2004 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation wants to use a leaf-eating beetle from Greece as an alternative to chemical control of salt cedar. The bureau's plan calls for the beetle to be released on Bureau of Reclamation land in the Carlsbad area. Researchers hope the beetle will help control the spread of salt cedar -- an evasive nonnative plant that soaks up as much as 200 gallons of water a day. Officials say killing off salt cedar would allow more water to stay in the river, which could...
  • Internet ho, ho...ho? (Norad Tracks Santa)

    12/18/2003 10:33:46 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 41 replies · 1,624+ views
    itworld ^ | 12/18/03 | Nancy Weil
    Some people no doubt raise an eyebrow that North American Air Defense Command, or NORAD, for the 49th consecutive year is undertaking the annual task of tracking the global progress of Santa Claus starting Dec. 24 and continuing through the early hours of Christmas Day. Rest assured that Santa certainly knows who you are and has duly placed you upon the infamous "naughty" list. And so close to his yearly visit. Tsk. Tsk. "Our tax dollars at work," various of you have been heard to comment. "Shouldn't they be keeping an eye on North Korea?" others have asked with dripping...