Saturday, April 02, 2011
They’re fetishizing old Underwoods, Smith Coronas and Remingtons, recognizing them as well designed, functional and beautiful machines, swapping them and showing them off to friends. At a series of events called “type-ins,” they’ve been gathering in bars and bookstores to flaunt a sort of post-digital style and gravitas, tapping out letters to send via snail mail and competing to see who can bang away the fastest."
Meester is slated to play Sandler's daughter-in-law-to-be in the film, which also stars comedian Andy Samberg, and Ice Ice Baby star Vanilla Ice is tipped to play a gay wedding planner."
Friday, April 01, 2011
'The alligator was hissing,' city police Chief Bud Shaver said. 'It was probably cold, and it was probably hungry.'"
Animal behaviour experts handed out the gadgets to five apes in an experiment.
The super-smart gorillas quickly learned to turn the screens on and off and seem fascinated by the colours and pictures."
The Record newspaper reports that the teacher wrote about feeling like 'a warden' and referred to her 6-year-old and 7-year-old students as future criminals."
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The 89-year-old actress will host and executive produce the 12-episode series, which is being called 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers,' but that's a working title. The show is based on an award-winning European program called “Benidorm Bastards' that was originally produced in Belgium.
According to a statement, “Betty White's Off Their Rockers” will follow “a band of seven senior citizens who make it their mission to play pranks on unsuspecting younger people.'"
The Dog Catacombs, as they are known, date to 747-730 B.C., and are dedicated to the Anubis, the Egyptians' jackal-headed god of the dead. They were first documented in the 19th century; however, they were never fully excavated. A team, led by Paul Nicholson, an archaeologist at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, is now examining the tunnels and their contents, they announced this week."
Western Fictioneers (WF) is pleased to announce the nominations for the first annual Peacemaker Awards.
Nominees for the 2010 Best Western Short Story Award are listed in alphabetical order:
“Left Behind” by Carol Crigger from the anthology Roundup! Great Stories of the West (La Frontera Publishing
“This Old Star” by Wayne Dundee from the anthology Bad Cop…No Donut (Padwolf Publishing)
“Two-Bit Kill” by C. Courtney Joyner from the anthology Law of the Gun (Kensington) .
“Scourge of the Spoils” by Matthew P. Mayo from the anthology Steampunk’d (Daw Books, Inc)
"Catch a Killer by the Toe" by Pete Peterson published by Untreed Reads
Nominees for the 2010 Best Western Novel Award are listed in alphabetical order:
Avenging Angels by Lyle Brandt (Berkley)
Manhunt (Berkley) by Lyle Brandt (Berkley)
Settler’s Chase by D. H. Eraldi (Berkley)
Long Ride to Limbo by Kit Prate (Western Trail Blazers)
Wulf's Tracks by Dusty Richards (Berkley)
Congregation of Jackals by S. Craig Zahler (Dorchester)
There will be no Best First Western Novel Award awarded this year as there were not enough entries to complete the field of judging.
The Peacemaker Awards will be announced June 23, 2011 in Bismarck, North Dakota. A place and time will be announced at a later date.
Gibbins loves dolls, especially 'love dolls,' the life-size anatomically correct kind.
In fact, he has more than 240 love dolls, mannequins and even blow-up dolls stuffed in the small house he shares in Manley, Herefordshire, with his wife, Lizzie, 55."
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity.
Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove as pivotal as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947."
Elyria police said Toni Duncan, 49, of Elyria was asked to show a receipt Saturday and responded by pushing a cart into the greeter, grabbing his throat and choking him. She was charged with assault."
Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Kresse of Freeport says he and two crew members were dumping fish guts in the Gulf of Mexico about 3:45 a.m. Monday when they heard splashes in the distance and then something hit the side of their 25-foot boat.
A shark in an apparent rush to feed had jumped into the back and was thrashing around. Kresse says the crew couldn't get close to the 375-pound fish to toss it back in the water."
The animal is what's called a crocodyliform, part of a group known as the crocodilians that includes modern-day alligators, caimans, and more. (See alligator and crocodile pictures.)
Dubbed Pepesuchus deiseae, the new species lived between 99 million to 65 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period. Brazilian National Museum paleontologists recently found a skull and jawbone of the crocodile cousin at a fossil site in Sao Paulo state."
Featuring some of the most cutting special effects of their time, this list of old space movies for guys includes groundbreaking films stretching all the way back to the beginning of cinema with the 1902 masterpiece “A Trip to the Moon,” and extending into modern cinema with the terrifying 1979 thriller, “Alien.” Characterized by sexy starlets, bizarre creatures and some of the toughest leading men in film including Walter Pidgeon and Steve McQueen, these immortal epics are must see films for any guy hoping to experience the classics."
The fight began March 18 after a Colwyn Borough police officer was flagged down about a domestic dispute. The Colwyn officer arrested a man who allegedly punched a woman. The arrest evidently occurred about a block into Darby Borough."
For men and women both, for Canadians and Germans and Americans and Brits alike, yes they can, UT researchers Daniel Hamermesh and Jason Abrevaya have found. Attractive people are generally happier than their plain- or ugly-looking counterparts.
The results come largely because personal beauty improves the economic factors — income, marriage prospects, etc. — that affect happiness, the researchers say."
So how is History preparing fans for the series' return? By setting up 'very realistic looking model alligators crawling out of [New York City's] manholes in various locations.'"
But according to police, that apparently didn't stop a prominent Dallas doctor from trying.
Police say Dr. Jeffrey Reed Thompson, a Dallas physician who has received recognition for being one of the city's 'best doctors' from D magazine, tried to run over a man who was smoking by his car."
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Arkansas Senate voted Monday night to require schools districts to ban students from showing cleavage or wearing saggy pants that reveal their underwear or buttocks."
The FBI says that officers in St. Louis, Missouri discovered the body of 41-year-old Ricky McCormick on June 30, 1999 in a field and the clues regarding the homicide were two encrypted notes found in the victim's pants pockets."
The studio intends to make drastic alterations to the story, according to Deadline.com. Instead of the elderly British grandma who solved mysteries as a hobby while residing in the village of St. Mary Mead from previous film, radio, stage, and television adaptations, Mark Frost intends to script a version where Jane Marple will be a more youthful character in her 30s or 40s."
So far, it’s a promise that has not been kept."
A boxing promoter in Hollywood, Fla., is alleging that he hired the controversial baseball player to participate in a celebrity boxing match for $10,000 -- and Canseco sent Ozzie to pretend he was Jose and fight in his place."
Edited by Gerald So with Reed Farrel Coleman, Sarah Cortez, and R. Narvaez
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Construction workers building a hydroelectric power plant near the Chilean capital of Santiago dug up 4-foot-long, 6-inch-wide tusks as well as the first complete mastodon skull found in the South American country, the Daily Mail reports.
'When we were in the excavation process, we were aware that the bone continued,' said Rafael Labarca of Chile's PDI Institute. 'Practically the whole skull complete and in perfect condition, with its four molars and together with both tusks of almost 4 feet in length.'"
In the 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train, Granger starred alongside Robert Walker as a nice guy tennis player who becomes embroiled in a reciprocal murder scheme. In Rope, released three years earlier, he starred as one of two students of a dubious professor, played by James Stewart, who are persuaded to carry out an elaborate homicide."
Monday, March 28, 2011
He also wrote many non-Ghote crime stories, several general novels — including two with Victorian backgrounds (The Strong Man and The Underside) — and other works under the pen-name of Evelyn Harvey. But it is his little Indian detective, with his gentle, ironic persona and manners far removed from Western 20th-century culture, for which Keating will be remembered."
Carl Bunch, 71, of Lancaster, California died on Saturday of unknown causes.
In recent years he had battled diabetes and was nearly blind, but with the caring assistance of his wife Dorothy, he graciously honored requests to talk about his experiences and the Winter Dance Party Tour of 1959.
He missed only a few dates on the tour due to frost bite. One of them was the now legendary show at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa that was followed by a small plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson, Ritchie Valens and pilot Roger Peterson in the early morning hours of February 3rd, 1959."
In this district, teachers don’t say “Open your textbook.” They say, “Open your laptop.”
“Basically, in every class, we’re using laptops to take notes on Microsoft Word. It’s more organized,” says Andrea, a sophomore."
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Coover was working for Tennessee Eastman Company, a division of Eastman Kodak, when an accident helped lead to the popular adhesive being discovered, according to his grandson, Adam Paul of South Carolina. An assistant was distressed that some brand new refractometer prisms were ruined when they were glued together by the substance.
In 1951, Coover and another researcher recognized the potential for the strong adhesive, and it was first sold in 1958, according to the Super Glue Corp.'s website."
In the April issue of Interview Magazine, the bad boy rapper and party-girl hotel heiress bonded over their love for music, Miami clubs, and freedom (both served time behind bars in recent years)."
The South Florida Water Management District reported Saturday that it has removed six pythons in the past week from territories previously thought to be uninvaded, including areas deep in the Everglades and north of Alligator Alley."