The John Thomas Scopes, I Presume Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.
The Beer Goggles Not Included Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.
Harper Lee, who became an international sensation with the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird, which itself was turned into one of the greatest movies ever made, is coming out with a new book after fifty long years of relative silence: “To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all. Publisher Harper […]
Once again, the Super Bowl broke viewership records to become the most watched television broadcast in history: Super Bowl XLIX surged to break multiple records on Sunday night, raking in 114.4 million viewers to become the most-watched telecast in U.S. history. Overnight ratings, based on metered markets, however, suggest that a new record was set […]
Ernie Banks, who spent all of his 19 Major League seasons with the Chicago Cubs and became a joyous Ambassador for baseball itself in retirement, has died at the age of 83: Ernie Banks, the greatest power-hitting shortstop of the 20th century and an unconquerable optimist whose sunny disposition never dimmed in 19 seasons with […]
The enmity against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for daring to root for the rival Dallas Cowboys has reached new lows, with the state’s newspapers lampooning him as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. The Trentonian put this on its Friday cover: This follows Star-Ledger cartoonist Drew Sheneman‘s “Christie Does Dallas” parody earlier in the week: Sheneman’s logic is […]
Via the BBC: Rob Konrad: Ex-Miami Dolphin falls off boat, swims nine miles Konrad, 38, swam the equivalent of 290 lengths of an Olympic-size swimming pool after his 36-foot boat, which was on auto pilot, drifted away from him off the South Florida coast. It took him roughly 12 hours to swim to shore.
In addition to the limited theatrical release announced yesterday, Sony is now making The Interview available online through a number of digital distributors for less than you’d pay at the movie theater: LOS ANGELES — Three digital distributors joined an expanding effort to save “The Interview,” as Sony Pictures Entertainment disclosed the first deals to show the […]
Joe Cocker, whose gravely voice became iconic after covering The Beatles at Woodstock some 45 years ago, has died at the age of 70: Joe Cocker, the gravelly British singer who became one of pop’s most recognizable interpreters in the late 1960s and ’70s with passionate, idiosyncratic takes on songs like the Beatles’ “With a […]
It strike me that the situation with Sony and The Interview is a good example of why you can’t run government like a business. While the US government would have to make calculations about warding off future attacks, national reputations, etc. in the face of terrorist threats, all Sony (And AMC, etc.) had to do […]