BartCop Entertainment Archives - Sunday, 23 November, 2008


23 November, 2008

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Legal Scholars Urge Bush to Issue 'Palin Pardons'


The Weekly Poll

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Barack Obama - The Movie Edition

If you were to cast the lead for a movie about Obama's life, campaign and election who would have in the role?

    A. Will Smith

    B. Denzel Washington

    C. Eddie Murphy

    D. Samuel L. Jackson

    E. Forest Whitaker

    F. Other

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By the way, Google "bush bully" and see how many hits you get.

Andy Borowitz: Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy
In the first two weeks since the election, President-elect Barack Obama has broken with a tradition established over the past eight years through his controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say.

Alexander Chancellor: Deceived by their parents' flattery, today's teenagers believe they will rise to the top. They're in for a shock (
According to new US research, modern parents praise and flatter their children to such an extent that they believe they are the cat's whiskers.

Mark Caro: 'Slumdog' director Danny Boyle prefers the underdogs (Chicago Tribune)
Danny Boyle's triumphant "Slumdog Millionaire" is a testament to the power of underdog tales, onscreen and off.

Will Harris: A Chat with Dave Foley, Co-star of "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Kids in the Hall" (
On being chosen for his current role: I'm a big sci-fi fan. I love, love, love science fiction. So ('Stargate: Atlantis') just called and asked me if I would play a part, and I got on a plane.

JOEL STEIN: Joel Stein can't act (
Apparently, it has something to do with being cerebral.

Steven Rea: Kristin Scott Thomas shows another side in 'I've Loved You So Long' (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Even Kristin Scott Thomas fans familiar with her dual screen careers - the English-language projects, and the French - will be startled when they come to "I've Loved You So Long." No one's seen her like this: so tough, so indrawn, so alone.

Christopher Beam: I Vant To Upend Your Expectations (
Why movie vampires always break all the vampire rules.

Lady GaGa: Twenty Questions (
Q: The best piece of advice you actually followed?
A: My dad telling me to stop doing drugs.


Doris Kearns Goodwin Throws Her OWN Team of Rivals Under the Bus


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Trivia Question Of The Day

When does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving?

   A    2nd Monday in October
   B    3rd Sunday in October
   C    1st Thursday in November
   D    2nd Tuesday in November
   E    3rd Wednesday in November

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

Snood on top of the beak, wattle beneath What is the name of the fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of a turkey's beak?

   A    Fetlock
   B    Snaggle
  C    Snood
   D    Walter
   E    Wattle                   Source

Turkeys have a distinctive fleshy wattle that hangs from the underside of the beak, and a fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of its beak called a snood.          Source

mj was first, and right, reasoning:
   I knew there was a reason I made friends with the taxidermist
     A is a part of a hoofed animal'a leg (above the ankle)
     B is a tooth that sticks out
     D was Carter's VP
     E hangs down from the neck of turkeys (and older politicians)
  C is it, a snood, which, when engorged with blood, seems to be irresistible to the hens.

Alan J answered:
   E Wattle

Charlie responded:
   Turkeys have wattles under the chin, and above the beak is the
  C Snood
  I'll skip the unpleasant things I just saw about turkey farming, but below is the one good cartoon I've found that doesn't demand permission for use.

Adam in NoHo replied:
   e- wattle

joe b said:
   I know that one from Bart, when he was having joint problems the Doctor injected Turkey Wattle in his body.
  Bart said it worked, even though he thought it was strange.

Marian the Teacher answered:

Sally said:
   The fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of a turkey's beak is called the (E) Wattle.
  Over a half-century ago, when I was a child, this was a very common term - also used to describe (usually) older women who had the same abundance of loose flesh under their chins. And, back in those days, when children were, "Seen, but not heard," the fleshy, "wobble" provided wonderful entertainment for wiggly kids attending church/temple services or, at long boring meetings.
  Such waddles, along with arm waddles (as shown in Professor Charlie's, "Ode against the Happy Meal" on yesterday's BCE trivia responses) were worn with pride by corn-fed housewives back in the day.
  Unfortunately, with the advent of plastic surgery, and the overreaching diet awareness campaigns, today's kids have been deprived of such innocent pleasures at which to gawk...
  PS: JOKING - of course

MAM     responded with the correct answer and this great explanatory picture:
   Answer ~ C Snood

DC Madman deduced:
   I'll try process of elimination.
  For some reason I associate fetlock with a horse.
  A snaggle toothed tiger has no fleshy protuberance on its face.
  Bartcop readers know wattle hangs on a turkey chin.
  I'm Walter.
  The answer must be snood.
  Snooty (arrogant with nose in the air), snoop (to nose around) snot (comes out of a nose)... sno could be a word root for nose. Combine sno + hood you get snood. A turkey's nose is at the top of it's beak and the fleshy protuberance is it's hood. Could snood be defined as a "nose hood"? Makes perfect sense to me.

And, Joe S wrote:
   C: Snood, not to be confused with

      a snood.


Thanks to Charlie, Marianne, and Joe S for the pictures.


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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Mostly overcast.

Tonight, Sunday:

CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a FRESH 'Amazing Race 13', then a FRESH 'Cold Case', followed by a FRESH 'The Unit'.

NBC fills the night with LIVE 'Sunday Night Football', then pads the left coast with local crap and maybe an old 'Monk', and/or an old 'Dateline'.

ABC fills the night with the FRESH '2008 American Music Awards.

The CW offers a FRESH 'In Harm's Way', followed by a FRESH 'Valentine', then a FRESH 'Easy Money'.

Faux has a RERUN 'King Of The Hill', followed by another RERUN 'King Of The Hill', then a 2-hour RERUN '24'.

MY has an old 'Bernie Mac', followed by an old 'Raymond', then an old 'House', followed by another old 'House'.

A&E has all 'CSI: The 2nd One' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'Rocky II', followed by the movie 'Rocky III', then the movie 'Rocy IV'.

BBC  -   
 [12:00 PM]    Top Gear - Episode 8
 [1:00 PM]    Dragons' Den - Episode 7
 [2:00 PM]    Primeval - Episode 2
 [3:00 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? US - Episode 1
 [3:30 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? US - Episode 2
 [4:00 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? US - Episode 3
 [4:30 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? US - Episode 4
 [5:00 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? US - Episode 5
 [5:30 PM]    How Clean Is Your House? US - Episode 6
 [6:00 PM]    Doctor Who - Ep 1 Partners in Crime
 [7:00 PM]    Doctor Who - Ep 2 The Fires of Pompeii
 [8:00 PM]    Sugar Mummies - Sugar Mummies
 [9:00 PM]    The Graham Norton Show - Episode 7
 [10:00 PM]    Skins - Ep 16 Effy
 [11:00 PM]    Sugar Mummies - Sugar Mummies
 [12:00 AM]    The Graham Norton Show - Episode 7
 [1:00 AM]    Skins - Ep 16 Effy
 [2:00 AM]    Sugar Mummies - Sugar Mummies
 [3:00 AM]    The Graham Norton Show - Episode 7
 [4:00 AM]    Skins - Ep 7 Effy
 [5:00 AM]    Cash in the Attic - Ep. 10 Ollier
 [5:30 AM]    Cash in the Attic - Ep. 11 Inglis
 [6:00 AM]    BBC World News     (ALL TIMES EDT)

Bravo has all 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' all night.

Comedy Central has the movie 'Bad Santa', 'Bill Engvall: 15 Degrees Off Cool', 'Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special', followed by the FRESH 'A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!'.

FX has the movie 'The Transporter', followed by the movie 'The Transporter 2'.

History has 'Gangland', another 'Gangland', 'The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy', and 'Ancient Discoveries'.

IFC  -   
 [6:20 AM]   Trauma
 [8:00 AM]   Closely Watched Trains
 [9:35 AM]   The Last Metro
 [11:50 AM]   IFC in Theaters
 [12:05 PM]   Seed
 [1:30 PM]   Closely Watched Trains
 [3:05 PM]   Trauma
 [4:45 PM]   The Edukators
 [7:00 PM]   The Slaughter Rule
 [9:00 PM Spanking the Monkey
 [10:45 PM]   Body of Evidence
 [10:45 PM]   Body of Evidence
 [12:30 AM]   Indie Sex: Teens
 [1:45 AM]   Spanking the Monkey
 [3:30 AM]   Body of Evidence
 [3:30 AM]   Body of Evidence
 [5:15 AM]   The Slaughter Rule    (ALL TIMES EST)

SciFi has the movie 'Lost City Raiders', followed by the movie 'NYC:: Tornado Terror'.

Sundance  -   
 [05:45 AM]   Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
 [07:35 AM]   Father and Son
 [09:00 AM]   Live From Abbey Road - Season 2: Ben Harper, Justin Currie & Bryan Adams
 [10:00 AM]   Terminal City: Episode 8
 [11:00 AM]   The Drug Years: Teenage Wasteland
 [12:00 PM]   King of the Hill
 [02:00 PM]   Iconoclasts - Season 4: Cameron Diaz + Cameron Sinclair
 [03:00 PM]   Big Ideas for a Small Planet - Season 2: Transport
 [03:35 PM]   Eco Documentaries - Season 2: Weather Report
 [04:30 PM]   The Sierra Club Chronicles: Episode 4
 [05:00 PM]   Nice Bombs
 [06:30 PM]   Architecture School: Episode 2
 [07:00 PM]   Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
 [09:00 PM]   Pulling: Episode 6
 [09:30 PM]   The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle: Episode 6
 [10:00 PM]   Jump Tomorrow
 [12:00 AM]   A Bittersweet Life
 [02:00 AM]   Songbirds
 [03:00 AM]   Big Girl's Blouse: Episode 6
 [03:30 AM]   Nimrod Nation: Episode 4
 [04:00 AM]   Avenue Montaigne
 [05:50 AM]   Jump Tomorrow     (ALL TIMES EST)

 [6:00 AM]      A Night In Casablanca (1946)
 [7:30 AM]      The Lady Vanishes (1938)
 [9:30 AM]      Hamlet (1948)
 [12:15 PM]      Boomerang (1947)
 [2:00 PM]      The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
 [4:00 PM]      Capricorn One (1978)
 [6:15 PM]      Bang The Drum Slowly (1973)
 [8:00 PM]      The Nutty Professor (1963)
 [10:00 PM]      Where Angels Go...Trouble Follows! (1968)
 [12:00 AM]      Orphans of the Storm (1921)
 [3:00 AM]      El Mariachi (1992)     SILENT 
 [4:30 AM]      Save the Tiger (1973)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Monday  -  11/24/08

TCM spends the afternoon with Gale Storm, then features Charles Laughton most of the night..
 [6:30 AM]      What Price Hollywood? (1932)
 [8:00 AM]      Hollywood Party (1934)
 [9:15 AM]      Crashing Hollywood (1938)
 [10:15 AM]      Hollywood Cowboy (1937)
 [11:30 AM]      It Happened in Hollywood (1937)
 [12:45 PM]      Hollywood Round-Up (1937)
 [1:45 PM]      Foreign Agent (1942)
 [3:00 PM]      Revenge Of The Zombies (1943)
 [4:15 PM]      Nearly Eighteen (1943)
 [5:30 PM]      Campus Rhythm (1943)
 [6:45 PM]      The Texas Rangers (1951)

 [8:00 PM]      The Paradine Case (1947)
 [10:15 PM]      Witness For The Prosecution (1957)
 [12:15 AM]      The Bribe (1949)
 [2:00 AM]      Salome (1953)

 [3:45 AM]      Samson and Delilah (1949)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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From left: US writer Paul Auster, South African writer and Nobel literature laureate J.M. Coetzee, Georgain-Russian filmmaker Mikhail Kalatozishvili, Portuguese artist Juliao Sarmento and Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias, seen, after the closing ceremony of the Estoril Film Festival in Estoril, Portugal, on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. Kalatozishvili won the best film award with 'Wild Field.'
Photo by Alvaro Isidoro


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The Next Strike

Screen Actors Guild

The Screen Actors Guild said Saturday it will ask its members to authorize a strike after its first contract talks in four months with Hollywood studios failed despite the help of a federal mediator.

The guild said it adjourned talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers shortly before 1 a.m. after two marathon sessions with federal mediator Juan Carlos Gonzalez.

SAG, representing more than 120,000 actors in movies, television and other media, said in a statement that it will launch a "full-scale education campaign in support of a strike authorization."

Talks broke down after the studios sought the right to create productions for new media, such as the Internet, using nonunion actors and without paying residuals, said Doug Allen, SAG national executive director and chief negotiator.

Screen Actors Guild


Coit Tower, top left, is juxtaposed with the Bay Bridge, top right, over Telegraph Hill at Sunset in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008.
Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez


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Zimbabwe Rejects

The Elders

Zimbabwe has refused to let Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and a South African human rights advocate visit the impoverished country for a humanitarian mission, the three said Saturday.

The former U.N. secretary general, the ex-U.S. president and rights advocate Graca Machel had planned to assess the southern African country's needs. They are members of The Elders, a group formed by former South African President Nelson Mandela to foster peace and tackle world conflicts.

Annan said no official reason had been given for the refusal, but Zimbabwe's state-run Herald newspaper reported that the group had been asked to "come at a later date" to accommodate the crop-planting season. It quoted an unnamed source as saying they were seen as antagonistic toward Zimbabwe's government.

But the three were told Friday night by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who is mediating the political crisis, that efforts to secure travel visas for the a two-day trip had failed.

The Elders



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Vatican Forgives

John Lennon

The Vatican's newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a "boast" by a young man grappling with sudden fame.

"The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and roll," Vatican daily Osservatore Romano said.

The article, marking the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' "The White Album," went on to praise the pop band.

John Lennon


Wishroom Representative Director Masayuki Tsuchiya poses while wearing his company's men's bra in Tokyo November 22, 2008. The Japanese online lingerie retailer is selling bras for cross-dressing men and they've quickly become one of its most popular items.
Photo by Toru Hanai


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Nepal's Buddha Boy Returns To Jungle

Ram Bahadur Bamjan

A Nepalese teenager revered by many as a reincarnation of Buddha has returned to the jungle to meditate after emerging for less than two weeks, officials said Saturday.

Ram Bahadur Bamjan, 18, reappeared on Nov. 10 after several months of meditation to bless thousands of his followers, speaking to them on at least two occasions.

He made his last appearance on Friday and then returned to the jungle to meditate, said Biswo Prakash Newpane, a government administrator in the area. It was not clear when he would return again.

The followers believe he has been meditating without food and water since he was first spotted in the jungles of southern Nepal in 2005. Believers say he spent months without moving, sitting with his eyes closed beneath a tree.

Ram Bahadur Bamjan


Vidiot Speak


Sues Tribune Over Dick Tracy Rights

Warren Beatty

Actor Warren Beatty has sued a unit of Tribune Co over the film and television rights to comic strip detective Dick Tracy, a character he played in a 1990 hit film of the same name.

The suit, made public on Friday, was filed in Los Angeles federal court and seeks to prevent Tribune from taking the movie and TV rights away from Beatty, who has held them since 1985.

Under the original agreement between Beatty and Tribune, the rights would revert to Tribune if "a certain period of time" lapsed without Beatty having produced another Dick Tracy movie, TV series or TV special, according to court papers.

The suit said Tribune sent Beatty a letter on November 17, 2006, that gave him two years to begin production on Dick Tracy programing. Beatty began a Dick Tracy TV special on November 8 this year, the lawsuit said, and gave Tribune written notice.

Warren Beatty


Volunteers make kimchi, traditional pungent vegetable, to donate to needy neighbors for winter preparation in front of the Seoul City Hall Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. About 2,200 housewives made 130 tons (117 metric tons) of kimchi. Made with cabbage, other vegetables and chili sauce, kimchi is the most popular traditional food in Korea.
Photo by Ahn Young-joon


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Files Suit

Bruce Willis

"Live Free or Die Hard" actor Bruce Willis has sued a Malaysian prince and his company over a $2 million investment in "green rubber" the actor wants returned.

Prince Imran Ibni Tuanku Ja'afar and Datuk Vinod B. Sekhar, principals of environmental technology company The Petra Group, have repaid Willis $1.1 million of the original amount.

But Willis said the pair have falsely claimed to have wired $900,000 they still owe him and made "specious excuses" about when it would be returned, according to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles and made public on Friday.

The actor said he was induced to invest in the recycled rubber compound because he believed former Vice President Al Gore, actor Mel Gibson and "Braveheart" director Bruce Davey had invested "substantial sums" in the company.

Bruce Willis


If Google Pagerank Could Sing


Arrested In Santa Barbara

Jimmy Connors

Tennis great Jimmy Connors was arrested outside the campus arena where UC Santa Barbara and top-ranked North Carolina were playing a basketball game.

The eight-time Grand Slam champion was taken into custody Friday night after refusing to comply with an order to leave an area near the entrance of the Thunderdome following a confrontation, police Sgt. Dan Massey said in a statement.

A Santa Barbara County jail employee said Connors was booked and released but did not have details.

Jimmy Connors


Undated file photo of a chunk of marijuana, known as skunk, is seen in Rotterdam. Dutch cities exchange experiences and information at a "weed summit" in Almere and discuss the soft drugs policy and its consequences on November 21, 2008, . The Southern Dutch Border town of Bergen op Zoom may be the first Dutch city to shut coffee shops serving marijuana in February 2009.
Photo by Jerry Lampen




Unearthed In Bulgaria


Archaeologists have unearthed an elaborately decorated 1,800-year-old chariot sheathed in bronze at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, the head of the excavation said Friday. "The lavishly ornamented four-wheel chariot dates back to the end of the second century A.D.," Veselin Ignatov told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the site, near the southeastern village of Karanovo.

But he said archaeologists were struggling to keep up with looters, who often ransack ancient sites before the experts can get to them.

The bronze-plated wooden chariot is decorated with scenes from Thracian mythology, including figures of a jumping panther and the carving of a mythological animal with the body of a panther and the tail of a dolphin, Ignatov said.

He said the chariot, with wheels measuring 1.2 meters (four feet) across, was found during excavations in a funerary mound that archaeologists believe was the grave of a wealthy Thracian aristocrat, as he was buried along with his belongings.



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Lights Up Skies Over Western Canada


A massive ball of fire that lit up the skies over two Western Canadian provinces on Thursday evening was likely among the biggest meteor events to be witnessed in Canada this year, one expert said.

The fireball, which streaked through the darkening skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan at about 5:30 p.m. Calgary time, likely weighed between one and 10 tons and shone brightly enough to be seen over an area 700 km (435 miles) wide.

"It was somewhere between the size of a chair to the size of a desk," said Alan Hildebrand, a planetary scientist at the University of Calgary and a coordinator of a fireball reporting service.

The fireball lit up the skies for about five seconds, he said.



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A snow-covered sheep stands on a meadow during snowfalls near the Albispass mountain pass south of Zurich November 22, 2008.
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