[VIDEO] Comedians in Cars Season 6 Preview


[VIDEO] First Shooting of Batman in Suicide Squad – Toronto – May 27, 2015


[VIDEO] LEGO: First Person Shooter

Comic Panel from ‘Betty Bates, Lady-at-Law’ in Hit Comics #11 (1941)


Miles Davis Statue in Kielce, Poland


Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) – Happy Birthday Miles!


OOPS: Model Alesia Riabenkova’s Rape Claim Falls Apart After Bogus Pregnancy Charge


Jamie Schram reports: A Manhattan model who once dated actor Gerard Butler brought rape charges against a fashion photographer — but the case fell apart when she claimed he got her pregnant and a DNA test proved he was not the father, The Post has learned.

Latvian-born stunner Alesia Riabenkova, who has done work for Guess and graced the covers of Glamour and Elle magazines, met the lensman at a Long Island City lounge in October to discuss her struggling career.

“She tried to destroy my client’s life, and she should be punished for it.”

–The Fashion Photographer’s lawyer, Tom Kenniff


The two chatted over champagne about a potential photo shoot and then went back to his condo in a nearby luxury high-rise.

“The surveillance footage showed her sipping from a water bottle in the lobby without a care in the world while waiting for the police to arrive.”

— Tom Kenniff

About 45 minutes later, Riabenkova told a doorman she had been raped by the photographer and asked him to call 911, said his lawyer, Tom Kenniff.


[Also see – 26-year-old Seattle woman pleads not guilty to raping sleeping man]

Police arrested the lensman, and he spent a night behind bars. Prosecutors soon downgraded the charge to sexual misconduct because they found holes in her story and her rape kit tested inconclusive, Kenniff said.


Then, in January 2015, Riabenkova made a shocking claim — telling prosecutors she was impregnated during the alleged rape and wanted an abortion. Read the rest of this entry »

[VIDEO] Memorial Day Movies: TMC Marathon

Robert Rorke has a short list of best-of movies, from TMC’s marathon, here’s a few of them:

From Here to Eternity” James Jones’ World War II novel was immortalized in this terrific adaptation. Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra star. Winner of eight Oscars.

The Dirty Dozen” Twelve convicted GIs parachute into Nazi-occupied France to scale a chateau housing top-ranking German officers. Starring Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.

Patton” The justifiably famous and controversial biopic about Gen. George S. Patton Jr. driving the Germans from North Africa in World War II. Star George C. Scott won the Best Actor Oscar and turned it down. “Patton” also won Best Picture and six more Academy Awards.

The Sand Pebbles” which aired earlier this morning. Steve McQueen stars as a naval engineer stationed in China who rescues a group of missionaries in 1926….(read more)

New York Post

Illustration: Ben Shahn for CBS Television

Ben Shahn - CBS TV

More Avengers with a Floral Chinese Twist

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[VIDEO] AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Official International Trailer #1 2015 [HD]

[PHOTO] Spotted in Airport Bathroom


“Spotted in an airport bathroom. I never thought of it this way, but it makes sense. I think.”

 via Twitter

Illustration Showcase: Joseph Veazey

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[REWIND] The Avengers on David Letterman


Smoked #Swineapple Memorial Day Weekend Grilling Project: Test Version, Pre-Cooked


I attempted my first Swineapple last week, a test that didn’t quite succeed, but didn’t exactly fail, either. It was delicious, and inspired me to try it again this weekend. In my first test, I followed instructions, mostly, but used trimmed seasoned pork chop meat to stuff the core of the pineapple, instead of pork shoulder strips. I knew that would compromise the final dish, but I was too lazy to go to the store, and I had pork chops on hand. Pork shoulder is needed, to achieve the desired tenderness and flavor. Also, the hollowed-out pineapple didn’t allow much room for meat. For my next effort, I’ll cut the pineapple in half, core it, stuff it, then wrap with bacon, secured with toothpicks.


As you can see in this photo below–popular on Twitter a couple weeks ago, and which drove the bacon-loving Twittersphere nuts–you’ll see that the pineapple probably wasn’t cooked whole, with a stuffed hollow core, otherwise, there’s no way it could hold that much pork shoulder stuffed inside.


The pineapple appears to have been cut in half, then wrapped, to allow plenty of room for the meat. Then cooked long and slow, around five hours. Otherwise, it’s an incredibly easy project, only three main ingredients. Bacon, pork shoulder, and pineapple. Seasoning? The recipe I saw didn’t specify ingredients, that’s something the individual griller can choose. If I succeed, and make something that looks like this second photo? I’ll post it, with comments. Wish me luck! Read the rest of this entry »

[VIDEO] Alligator vs Truck: Gator Wins

Chinese Businessman Builds Star Trek Flagship Replica

Photos of a replica of Star Trek flagship, USS Enterprise, in south China’s Fujian Province have hit social media.

The USS Enterprise is the central starship in CBS’s fictional Star Trek. It is one of the sci-fi genre’s most iconic images.  

The building is reportedly the office headquarters of a software company in Fuzhou city. It is the brainchild of a man named Liu Dajian, who is the founder and chairman of NetDragon Websoft.

It is also the only officially licensed Star Trek building on the planet.

Mr. Liu says he is a super fan of the sci-fi series. He licensed the rights to build the replica from CBS and says he spent 160 million US dollars on the project.

This story also made a buzz on Sina Weibo. As some are amazed by the life-sized USS Enterprise, many others say they are proud of the man who actually paid for the copyright, instead of making it another knockoff.


[VIDEO] Memorial Day Weekend DIY Guide: How to Make an American Flag with Bacon




…It was after O’Donnell finished her last show in early February that she received what an O’Donnell ally calls a “vicious and heinous” e-mail from Shepard-Brookman. The producer denied leaking to the press, and then, according to people who have seen the e-mail, went on to tell O’Donnell that if she had leaked anything to the press it would have been a litany of transgressions by O’Donnell. Shepard-Brookman was suspended, and two weeks later, she was fired. The e-mail, her supporters suggest, was used as a foil by ABC to finally get rid of the most senior member of the old guard at the show. ABC denies this. “You could have read the e-mail as a threat,” says one ABC executive, who says it was “totally unprofessional.” “Well,” says a high-level show insider, “it may have been unprofessional, but it wasn’t untrue.”

Shepard-Brookman’s attorney would not comment.

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China Suspends WWII Drama After Complaints About ‘Crotch Bomb’ Scene


Katie Nelson reports: An anti-Japanese war drama has been temporarily pulled from Chinese television after viewers complained that a scene showing a female character concealing a suicide bomb in her crotch has gone too far.

“They are using sex and violence to entice the audience under the cover of national sentiments. They are reveling on the scars of the history.”

— Xinhua editorial that lashed out at ludicrous plots in such dramas

That’s saying something, considering Chinese TV dramas set during the Japanese invasion are known for their impossibly violent and outlandish plots. This includes one scenario in which a man ripped a Japanese soldier in half with his bare hands, and another scene showing a communist hero blowing up a plane by tossing a hand grenade in the air.


“The authorities have banned foreign TV shows only to let us see this?”

— Question from a dissatisfied netizen

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) is now reviewing the popular period drama Together We Fight the Devils, after the viewers seemed to agree that the scene showing Chinese actress Ge Tian pulling an explosive from her undercarriage was even more lewd than usual.

[See the video at Shanghaiist]

The shot begins with “sister Yin” visiting her lover who’d been locked up by Japanese soldiers, Associated Press explains.

He fondles her and finds a grenade hidden in her crotch. It is meant for a suicidal act of resistance against his Japanese captors. Read the rest of this entry »

[VIDEO] Batkid Begins: Official Trailer [HD]

Gloria Swanson’s Sunset Boulevard Selfie


[VIDEO] Late Show: Celebrity Rot-Fest Concludes with Lame ‘Top Ten Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say To David Letterman’

An all-star group including Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Peyton Manning, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Barbara Walters and Alec Baldwin salute David Letterman in his last Top Ten List.

[PHOTO] Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock, 1963

Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock, 1963.

GAS UP, BUTTERCUP: Data Geeks Calculate What the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Looks Like

Road Trip

Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm? Data tinkerer Randy Olson, who is now known across the internet for developing the optimum search path for Where’s Waldo books, has used this same algorithm to compute the optimal American road trip.

At the urging of Tracy Staedter from Discovery News, Olson set out to find the quickest driving route that would stop at a national natural landmark, national historic site, national park or national monument in all of the lower 48 states. He also included Washington, D.C. and added another stop in California to get to a total of 50 stops. Read the rest of this entry »

Crime Fiction: ‘Never Kill a Cop’, Cover Art by Darrell Greene, 1959


Sept 1959 Pocket first printing



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