Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Stadiums, a ripoff for taxpayers; bail; and poisonous mandatory minimum prison sentence.
Laci Green (no relation): Systemic Racism for Dummies.
Muslim Groups Step In To Help Black Churches Burned In Wave Of Arson.
Why it’s never ‘the right time’ to discuss gun control.
Wil Wheaton: living with depression and anxiety.
Jeff Sharlet: I went to Skid Row to report on Charly “Africa” Keunang, “an unarmed homeless man held down and shot six times by Los Angeles police. I had to get to know the people of whom I was asking these questions.”
Conquering 100 fears, one at a time.
‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen.
Of all people, Jimmy Kimmel on Cecil the lion I was also hoping it wasn’t an ugly American.
Jaquandor: Keeping Ahead of the Smiths: Random Thoughts on the Minimum Wage.
Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a Simple Plan to Fix It. “Losing another hour of evening daylight isn’t just annoying. It’s an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.”
12 Lost American Slangisms From The 1800s. Slangisms?
An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. Obviously, in response, a dildo epidemic hits Portland (OR) power lines.
Cousin Lisa discovers Finding Friends Through a Shared Vision.
Patti LuPone Offers Five Rules of Theatre Etiquette, Starting with “Respect”. 1, 2, and 5 also apply to the movies.
Ringo Starr turned 75 this month. Other drummers talk about him, from Ringo’s 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presentation on HBO, plus Ringo Reveals The Secret Of His Distinctive Rhythm from CONAN on TBS, 2012.
“For half a century, Beach Boys songs have promised unending summers of fun in the sun — not at all like the life founding Beach Boy Brian Wilson actually led for many years.”
Woodstock 69: The Lost Performances. The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills Nash, Janis Joplin, Melanie.
Amy has resharpened her poetry pencil: Bossa (Getz, Gilberto, Jobim).
SamuraiFrog’s Weird Al countdown: 30-21.
The Beatles’ Taxman Vs. the Batman theme song (Mashup). Yes, The music of the Harrison piece was inspired by the theme song for the popular 1960s TV series.
God Bless America, sung by John Wayne, the cast of Bonanza, Rowan & Martin, and many others, some of them actual singers.
Evanier didn’t like the movie version of Driving Miss Daisy but linked to the new Angela Lansbury-James Earl Jones version on PBS.
“Loosen the Ties and Put Some Sweat on Them”: 12 Angry Men (1957).
Ken Levine writes a spec Dick van Dyke Show script, found in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Levine’s snarky response to the reader feedback, DVDS writer Bill Persky’s comments, and Levine’s final thoughts.
Happy 75th Birthday, Alex Trebek! His 6 Funniest Moments on Jeopardy!
Speaking of natal days, the claim that “Happy Birthday to You,” a song written in 1893, is somehow under copyright until 2030, is very likely hooey.
Chuck Miller on Reading the movie Ant-Man. It seems that ADD enjoyed the film.
The Unknown Assistant of Carl Barks.
Just Another Day at Hanna-Barbera.
Now I Know: Why Do Coupons Have a Cash Value of a Fraction of a Cent? and The Big Bang Theory, in Theory and Pop Goes the Kernel and Control-Alt-Delete.
When did I become “that” neighbor?
Muppets: Rain fall and Federal Housing Administration ads and The Muppet Show opening, in German, and, most importantly, the 10-minute pitch reel for the ABC TV show coming this fall.
This is troubling: I remember the lyrics to theme of The Real McCoys, a TV show I haven’t seen in well over 40 years.
GOOGLE ALERT (me)
Arthur@AmeriNZ answers my questions about closeted gay performers, in a different era, and flags and national discussions and candidates for US President, with a specific Hillary scenario.
The Renaissance Geek was complaining about what he thought was a boring post, so I asked him a question. This turned into THE FIRST EVER ASK EDDIE ANYTHING!
SamuraiFrog likes But It’s Alright, too.
Jaquandor on Neil Simon on how to finish a day’s work. He also tells bad jokes.