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  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Bicycle Thief (1948)

    05/22/2015 8:20:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Life in post-WW2 Italy is a difficult one for a working man. Jobs are scarce, and only a handful of men even get considered for most positions. Antonio Ricci is one of the lucky ones this day. He lands a job delivering handbills, with the only requirement being that he have a bicycle to make all of his stops in the city. Joy quickly turns to fear, however, when a local thief steals Antonio's bike on the eve of his new job. Fearful of losing his job, and panicked at the thought of not being able to provide for his...
  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 137 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 22 May 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh molested young girls and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up 19 Kids and Counting has been taken off the air. The show has not been officially cancelled at this time, but has been removed from the network's lineup. The move comes one day after Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the family featured on the program, admitted that he molested young girls when he was a teenager. Making matters worse, it was also revealed that his parents worked...
  • After Losing to Jay Leno, David Letterman’s Bitterness Cost Him His Indiana Soul

    05/22/2015 2:44:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 May 2015 | John Nolte
    Johnny Carson’s retirement truly was the end of an era. Jay Leno’s retirement felt like the end of an era. David Letterman’s retirement feels like the end of an argument that probably mattered once upon a time but now drags ceaselessly on due only to the bitter loser’s unwillingness to let go. It is not hard to trace the long, sad, bitter fall of David Letterman. In early 1992, Letterman lost “The Tonight Show” to Jay Leno. Letterman believed Johnny’s chair was rightfully his (it was), that he was Carson’s heir apparent (he was), and that he had more to...
  • What book or fictional story would make a good movie?

    05/21/2015 8:30:11 PM PDT · by MNDude · 171 replies
    It seems like there's not many original ideas in Hollywood...how many remakes is there of Dracula or King Kong? Yet, I'm sure there's got to be thousands of great books and stories that have never been made into a movie. Which fictional stories would you like to see as a movie?
  • 30 Years Ago in Film - First Blood Part II (Rambo) and Roger Moore's Last as Bond - A View To A Kill

    05/21/2015 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 77 replies
    05.22.2015
    May 22, 1985 - Thirty Years ago, One of the Best summer movies started with the priemere of two movies - Rambo: First Blood Part II and Roger Moore's last as James Bond "A View to A Kill". The Bond series has been going down hill with the exception of The Living Daylights. Rambo First Blood would produce two sequels, one in 1988 and one in 2008.
  • Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies could turn on society

    05/21/2015 3:52:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/17/15 | Elizabeth Roberts
    For years Star Trek fans – known as Trekkies – have been the butt of jokes about their penchant for wearing pointy ears and attending science fiction conventions. But the police feared British fans of the cult American show might boldly go a little too far one day. It has emerged that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek, The X-Files, and other US sci fi shows amid fears that British fans would go mad and kill themselves, turn against society or start a weird cult. The American TV shows Roswell and Dark Skies and the film The...
  • Law journal publishes special issue examining ‘Breaking Bad’

    05/20/2015 3:35:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 19, 2015 | Mike Bush
    The New Mexico Law Review is devoting its entire spring issue to eight contemporary legal issues – as seen through the entertaining but nonetheless very serious lens of a “Breaking Bad” perspective. Eight articles and essays include analyses of criminal procedure, a hypothetical arrest of Walter White, attorney-client communications, police practices, the war on drugs, and morality and the law. The Law Review, edited by University of New Mexico School of Law students, is due out Friday. An electronic version already has been posted online at lawschool.unm.edu/nmlr/current-issue.php. The Law Review’s faculty adviser, Professor Dave Sidhu, described the issue as creative...
  • Senator (McCaskill - MO) leads boycott of Game of Thrones over shocking rape scene of Sansa [tr]

    05/20/2015 6:47:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2015 | Staff
    Pressure is growing for a boycott of Game of Thrones after a popular character, Sansa Stark, was raped in the latest episode. However, the actress who plays the role, Sophie Turner, has defended the scene – which does not appear in the books – saying she ‘kinda loved’ filming it. The demand for a boycott has been led by US Senator Claire McCaskill, who tweeted her distaste with the show.
  • Josh Duggar 'was subject of molestation claims in 2005 and was turned in by his father Jim Bob'

    05/19/2015 6:34:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 19 May 2015 | Chris Spargo
    A new report claims that 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar was named in an underage sexual abuse probe. According to InTouch, Josh's father Jim Bob turned him in to Arkansas State Police after 'he caught him leaving a young girl’s bedroom and learned something inappropriate happened.' The charge being pursued at that time was sexual assault in the fourth deg
  • ‘Slaying as usual!’ Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Obamacare tweets raise some lefty hackles

    05/19/2015 4:06:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 19, 2015
    Last summer, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Sarah Michelle Gellar joked about how Obama’s motorcade in L.A. screwed up her plans to run errands. Today, she made a fun little crack about Obamacare, because — let’s face it — it’s just so easy: Finally got verified on #Instagram @sarahmgellar. It took me over three months .....thanks #ObamaCare 2:40 PM - 19 May 2015 But then, she followed up with this: And for the record - Obamacare was a joke. I'm neither #democrat or #republican (as some reports say) I'm an Independant thinker
  • Simon Pegg: 'comic book films are dumbing us down'

    05/19/2015 1:47:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    telegraph.co ^ | Anita Singh,
    “Now we’re essentially all consuming very childish things – comic books, superheroes. Adults are watching this stuff, and taking it seriously! “It is a kind of dumbing down in a way, because it’s taking our focus away from real-world issues.” “Films used to be about challenging, emotional journeys or moral questions that might make you walk away and re-evaluate how you felt about... whatever. Now we’re walking out of the cinema really not thinking about anything, other than the fact that the Hulk had a fight with a robot.”
  • Bill O'Reilly Forced To Deny Accusations He Physically Assaulted His Ex-Wife Prior To 2010 Split...

    05/18/2015 8:26:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 18, 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    Bill O'Reilly Forced To Deny Accusations He Physically Assaulted His Ex-Wife Prior To 2010 Split By Dragging Her 'Down A Staircase By The Neck' By DAVID MCCORMACK 18 May 2015 Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly is alleged to have physically assaulted his ex-wife by dragging her down a staircase by the neck, according to evidence heard during a bitter court battle over custody of their two children. A hard fought three-year custody dispute between O'Reilly and ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy finally ended last month when a Nassau County Supreme Court justice granted custody of the couple's two kids to their mother....
  • Anyone on here watch "Criminal Minds" and if so what were your thoughts?

    05/18/2015 1:05:14 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    18 May 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering(I watched a lot of episodes on Netflix and got kinda "Hooked").
  • NBC News comes to Cochise County

    05/18/2015 6:18:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    The Chiricahua Community Health Center’s mobile clinic has been a boon for the region in recent years since it’s designed to treat rural and low income areas like those found in Cochise County. The clincs are empowered by grants from the national Children’s Health Fund, which made possible the story that NBC News will tell the world this week about Buena rising sophomore Efrain Gonzalez II. The mobile clinic treats Gonzalez for Type 1 Diabetes, which allows him to backpaddle into pass coverage just like any other defender in one of the Colts’ last football practices of the school year.
  • Icelandic Public TV Network Airs 24 Hours of Sheep Birthing

    05/17/2015 10:34:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    UPI ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, ran the live feed from a Skagafjordur farm for 24 hours.An Icelandic public TV network aired 24 hours of live sheep birthing to give the country's residents "insight into the traditional farming life." RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, ran a live feed from a farm in Skagafjordur from noon Thursday until noon Friday to bring the lambing season to living rooms across the country. "The sheep birthing season is an unforgettable time for those able to see the little lambs being born into this world," RUV said on its website. The broadcaster also...
  • CBS To Air 2 Newly Colorized ‘I Love Lucy’ Episodes Sunday

    05/17/2015 3:38:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | May 17, 2015
    Here’s your chance to see the Ricardo’s and the Mertzes like never before. Fans of I Love Lucy will be treated to another colorized presentation of two classic episodes on CBS tonight. The I Love Lucy Superstar Special may just be an elaborate repackaging of two 60-year-old black-and-white sitcom episodes, now meticulously colorized and shown back-to-back without a pause. But anything Lucy related remains a gold mine for CBS, even six decades later, and the May 17 special will probably not be an exception as reported by Movie Fone. Both episodes will be the debut of their colorized versions. At...
  • ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Trounces Its Competition

    05/17/2015 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    “Pitch Perfect 2” stopped the show at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $70.3 million in first place. That debut is about $5 million more than the entire domestic gross of the original film, and more than double the sequel’s $29 million budget. Heading into the weekend, analysts expected the sequel to premiere in the $40 million range. But not much about the “Pitch Perfect” franchise has made sense by traditional Hollywood rules. The original film, an acerbic comedy set in the low-stakes world of collegiate a capella singing, opened in September 2012—hardly a time of year known...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Tales of Manhattan"(1942)

    05/17/2015 11:26:40 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Julien Duvivier
  • Why the Danes were so angry about TV drama 1864

    05/16/2015 6:37:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    TV and director Ole Bornedal explained to the Radio Times: ... “The right wing said we were rewriting history. They thought it was an attack on them. The Danes, like the British, feel we are the best… “But one nation is not better than another. The Brits are not God’s chosen, King Arthur’s people. A certain kind of humility would be suitable for both the Brits and the Danes. Stating that there are a lot of ‘the best’ out there provoked people more than I expected.” Viewers also objected to a scene where a couple had sex on a beach,...
  • New Mad Max movie a feminist/liberal screed? [vanity]

    05/15/2015 8:55:31 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 62 replies
    n/a ^ | 5/15/2015 | me
    You might want to hold onto your money until you read some reviews. I am reading internet scuttlebutt that the new Mad Max movie is a feminist movie disguised as an action flick. Information is still sketchy as the movie has not yet been released. One DUmmie saw a full screening and posted how delighted he/she was that the movie was feminist as well as blamed men and the 1% for the collapse of society. (I won't post the link but you can find it easily enough. It is a newer post.) I read elsewhere that the director or producer...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - A Three Stooges marathon

    05/15/2015 8:07:49 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Keeping it light - and funny - this week. 2 hours' worth of Three Stooges shorts.
  • Submissive wives lift the lid on their unique marriages - and reveal why they believe female [tr]

    05/15/2015 7:48:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2015 | Erica Tempesta
    Three women who believe the key to a successful marriage is always being subservient to their husbands' needs are dolling out relationship advice as the stars of a new television special exploring the world of submissive wives. The hour-long TLC special Submissive Wives’ Guide to Marriage, which airs on Sunday, chronicles the lives of three couples - two who are already in successful submissive marriages and one hoping adapting to the lifestyle will save their shaky relationship as they sleep in separate rooms. These woman step aside and allow their husbands to be the leaders of their households because they...
  • Lena Dunham Politicizes Mother’s Day with Pro Abortion Message

    05/14/2015 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11 May 2015 | Kipp Jones
    While celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Khloe Kardashian, Gisele Bundchen, and Reese Witherspoon spent Mother’s Day paying tribute to the special women in their lives, Lena Dunham observed the holiday by asking others to join her in protecting abortion rights on social media. The star and creator of the HBO series Girls has been a vocal proponent for abortion throughout her career, and as the aforementioned stars were paying homage to the ladies who gave them life Sunday, Dunham was reminding her two million Twitter followers she believes life should be given strictly by choice. She tweeted:
  • Terrifying 1906 Illustrations of H. G. Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’

    05/14/2015 12:00:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Flavorwire ^ | April 26, 2015 | Alison Nastasi
    Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corręa’s career was cut short when he died at only 34 years old. But the illustrator left behind a small science-fiction legacy thanks to his 1906 artworks detailing the Martian invasion of London in H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. Wells’ tale preyed upon turn-of-the-century fears about the apocalypse and other Victorian superstitions (and social prejudices) about the unknown. Corręa’s fantastical, murky style is fitting of Wells’ dark themes. The Martian fighting machines resemble frightening legions of massive spiders. There were only 500 copies of the Belgian edition of Wells’ story with Corręa’s...
  • MOVIE REVIEW: The Apartment (1960)

    05/14/2015 5:03:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | june 16, 1960 | bosley crowther
    YOU might not think a movie about a fellow who lends his rooms to the married executives of his office as a place for their secret love affairs would make a particularly funny or morally presentable show, especially when the young fellow uses the means to get advanced in his job. But under the clever supervision of Billy Wilder, who helped to write the script, then produced and directed "The Apartment," which opened at the Astor and the Plaza yesterday, the idea is run into a gleeful, tender and even sentimental film. And it is kept on the side of...
  • Supergirl - First Look (video)

    05/13/2015 6:44:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2015 | CBS
    It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS. Learn more at CBS.com: http://bit.ly/1A0NsOr
  • CBS renews 15 series — but not long-running ‘CSI’

    05/12/2015 4:01:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 11, 2015
    CBS has renewed 15 of its series for next season — but missing from the list is long-running crime procedural “CSI.” The network has not confirmed the fate of the franchise flagship, and may opt to end the Ted Danson series with a TV movie rather than a 16th season, according to reports.
  • Margaret Cho Tackles Police Brutality and Racism on Comedy Tour

    05/11/2015 12:01:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tamara Palmer
    Comedian, actress, singer and San Francisco native Margaret Cho is tackling topics like police brutality and racism on her upcoming tour. Cho's "psyCHO Tour" is scheduled to stop at San Francisco's Castro Theatre on October 15. "This show is about insanity, and about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women," Cho said in a statement. "When men go off on something - they are 'passionate' and 'driven' and when women go off on something we are 'hysterical' and 'crazy.' I'm trying to...
  • Fox calling an end to ‘American Idol’

    05/11/2015 7:48:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 10:32 AM EDT | David Bauder
    Fox is lowering the curtain on “American Idol,” ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The network announced Monday that “American Idol” will go off the air after its 15th season next spring. The cast from the past seasons, with Ryan Seacrest as host and Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. as judges, will return for a season-long celebration of the show’s history. “American Idol” faded over the past few years, eclipsed in the music competition genre it pioneered by “The Voice”...
  • WORLD WAR II - THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA - Discovery History Military (full documentary)

    05/11/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | LifeDiscoveryVideos
    WORLD WAR II - THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA - Discovery History Military (full documentary)
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers’ Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Please Don't Eat The Daisies"(1960)

    05/10/2015 11:17:10 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1960 | Charles Walters
  • Joanne Carson dies at 83; ex-wife of 'Tonight Show' host (2nd wife of Johnny Carson)

    05/10/2015 10:35:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | David Colker
    She was a struggling model and he was the host of a TV game show who shyly asked her if she wanted to watch some film clips of his comedy. It was the first date in 1960 in New York City for the future Joanne Carson and Johnny Carson, long before he became the king of late-night television ... Joanne Carson, 83, who later in life became a close confidant of Truman Capote, died Friday at home in Los Angeles. She had been in declining health and was in hospice care ...
  • Celebrity Family Feuds (You Tube)

    05/10/2015 3:05:08 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 5, 2011 | Various
    Not even sure how I got to watching these tonight. Fun to see the "old" stars from the shows of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I miss those years. Makes me smile to hear the jokes and the good natured kidding and see the old casts.
  • Dozens of TV Shows Cancelled as Networks Clean House

    05/09/2015 2:42:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 129 replies
    Variety ^ | May 8, 2015 | Cynthia Littleton
    It's house-cleaning time for the major networks as the cancellation ax falls in order to make for new additions in the fall. Some shows, such as NBC's "State of Affairs" and "Constantine," have been off the air so long that it feels they'd already been cancelled. But the formal notice falls just as hard even when if it is long expected.
  • Ray Liotta

    05/08/2015 9:12:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 62 replies
    05-08-2015 | Me
    Is it me or is this dude creepy looking? I just saw that liquor commercial (can't remember the details of the comm) and they show him at the end of the ad where he laughs and his face doesn't move. I remember him in a movie (the title escapes me right now)with Kurt Russell in which he was a psycho cop preying on Russell's wife and he was creepy then. Is this guy on some kind of facial drug?
  • What Historical Event Should Be a Movie?

    05/08/2015 8:29:27 PM PDT · by MNDude · 145 replies
    If you could take any historical event and have it made into a movie (and it would be made to your liking) which historical event would it be? Hannibal? Maccabees? Etc.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Incubus (1966)

    05/08/2015 8:21:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Break out the brie and berets, because it's an art house film double feature tonight. Kia (Allyson Ames) is a beautiful but wicked spirit that lures weak men into sin and temptation, in order to doom their souls. Bored with the ease with which most mortals fall prey to her wiles, Kia longs for a challenge. She finds it in Marc (William Shatner), a wounded soldier whose virtue and faith are unshakeable. Kia plots his demise, but may find the power of a pure heart is more than even she expects... In Esperanto with English subtitles.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Dunkirk (1958)

    05/08/2015 8:05:04 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Tonight, a good British WW2 film that's actually two stories in one. Binns (John Mills) is a Tommy with no desire for command who is forced by circumstance to lead a group of men to the beaches of Dunkirk to await rescue. Meanwhile, a shopkeeper and boat owner named Holden (Sir Richard Attenborough) must search his heart and gut when suddenly finds himself challenged to do more for the war effort than just pay his taxes...
  • War in the Pacific , Coral Sea [Video]

    05/08/2015 7:19:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Part I. The Pacific in Eruption. A segment on the WWII Battle of Coral Sea from the series War in the Pacific.
  • A Hypothetical:Hillary In Trouble.The Honorable Charlie Crist Jumps Into The Race.

    05/08/2015 6:58:02 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    And why hasn't anyone mentioned the possibility of Charlie Crist running for the Democrat Nomination? Just look at who else is on the waiting list, Warren, DeBlasio, Sanders and O'Malley. They are all just as qualified to be President as Charlie Crisp, right? So why wont he jump in while Hillary is sinking into quicksand? He has no chance of being "Senator Charlie Crisp", well not in Florida.
  • Natalie Portman will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex

    05/08/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    ew.com ^ | May 8, 2015
    Natalie Portman will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, EW has confirmed. Deadline.com was first to report the news. The film will follow Ginsburg’s life as she fights for equality in her career as the second (and first Jewish) female justice. Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) is in negotiations to direct, with a script being written by Daniel Stiepleman.
  • Notorious 'Animal House' fraternity at Dartmouth College loses its appeal for 'recognition' [tr]

    05/08/2015 12:14:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    AP ^ | May 8, 2015 | Staff
    Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie 'Animal House' to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last month after a campus judiciary committee at the Ivy League school withdrew the fraternity's recognition as a student organization. That appeal has been denied and the decision to withdraw recognition stands, according to a statement the college provided to The Associated Press on Friday.
  • As Letterman winds down, sidekick Paul Shaffer readies to disband the CBS Orchestra

    05/08/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 56 replies
    Fox 411 ^ | May 7, 2015
    NEW YORK – Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer. The gravel-voiced sidekick, who's 65, isn't ready to leave show business even with the gig of a lifetime coming to a close after 33 years. "Of course, I had the old mixed feelings, sadness, etcetera," Shaffer said during an interview in his office behind the Ed Sullivan Theater. "Now I have come around to just being absolutely thankful for such a wonderful...
  • German Surrender Ceremony VE Day Reims, France May 7 1945 [Video]

    05/08/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1945-05-07 | Universal Newsreels
    "Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Reims: Nazi General Jodl, representing Admiral Doenitz, strides into the 'war room' where Allied Generals await him and his party. After the surrender terms are understood, Jodl fills a third of a page with his scrawly signature, this his associates sign. U.S. General W. B. Smith the Allied Chief of Staff signs as do the remainder of the Allied Generals. In an adjoining room, General Eisenhower, wreathed in smiles, forms the signature pens into a V for Victory sign. Unconditional surrender is an accomplished fact." scenes of peace signed at red scholhouse in Reims, France,...
  • Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget new documentary

    05/08/2015 6:17:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Apr 22, 2010 | ProtectOurCoralSea
    Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget The Coral Sea holds great historical significance for Australia and the United States. In May 1942, it was the scene of a naval battle that reversed the tide of World War II in the Pacific. The Protect Our Coral Sea campaign has produced an 8-minute documentary in honour of those who fought and died in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Special thanks to veterans Tommy Simms and Ted Simpson and their families and naval historian Dr David Stevens and everyone else involved with this documentary for their contribution.
  • Iran Censors Struggle To Keep Bieber’s Abs Off Instagram

    05/07/2015 11:46:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | May 7, 2015
    Iran’s censors are struggling to keep Justin Bieber’s abs off Instagram. The tattooed pop star’s pouty, shirtless poses have recently reappeared on Iranian smartphones, along with lingerie shots of Kim Kardashian and red carpet photos of Jennifer Lopez. Mahmood Enayat of the London-based research group Small Media said a colleague in Iran confirmed he was able to access the racy images Wednesday. “I am sure he has enjoyed it,” Enayat said in a jokey
  • Mysterious Lights Came From TV Antennas: Photographer

    05/07/2015 3:34:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/6 | Laura McVicker
    The mysterious lights spotted last week south of San Diego are a mystery no more. And the source isn't a flying saucer that's going to whisk you away. An NBC 7 news photographer believes the strange blinking lights he captured in a video last week were coming from TV news antennas in Mexico, about 15 miles from the U.S. border. Reports of the mysterious lights generated attention on a number of national and international news sites, such as Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. Mysterious Lights Spotted South of San Diego[DGO] Mysterious Lights Spotted South of San Diego The photographer was...
  • Natalie Portman Sounds Off on Israel, Netanyahu, French Anti-Semitism and the "False Idol" of Oscar

    05/07/2015 7:13:34 AM PDT · by Borges · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/7/2015 | Stephen Galloway
    I was reading the story of Abraham to my child and talking about, like, not worshipping false idols. And this is literally like gold men. This is lit­er­ally worshipping gold idols — if you worship it. That's why it's not displayed on the wall. It's a false idol." .... Portman grants she's "quite leftist" (particularly in relation to Israeli society), but in Paris, she says, "You really feel like a capitalist, [and you feel the] socialist difference in a major way. Like, the strike thing is a real phenomenon. You think it's just a stereotype, but it's totally the case...
  • Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage)

    05/06/2015 5:05:40 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1945 | Kronos
    That's how it looked like just after the Second World War in Berlin! Fascinating moving pictures in color show the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war. Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the streets, the tram is running again. A collage of archive material produced by: Kronos Media