As you get ready to watch (or avoid) Behind the Candelabra, note that in 1988, not one but two made-for-TV Liberace biopics came out.
Of the two, Victor Garber’s performance has stuck with me. (Alas, I can’t find a video clip.)
The other actor who portrayed him, Andrew Robinson, was unforgettable as “Scorpio” in Dirty Hairy, but also a memorable “Lee.”
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Old but good:
Professor: If you are a female with a tattoo you are a more likely to sleep with men on the first date
Proud to say I don’t have one.
As Jonah Goldberg quips in response at the NRO Corner, “Well, That’s Inconvenient — A young JFK thought the Nazis were really on to something. If only someone wrote a book that could explain how that’s even possible.”
Yeah, I have menopause brain, sorry.
NOW I get it. Sheesh.
I didn’t think the joke was a big whoop at the time, and now, days later, I feel obligated to stick up for the writer even more.
Lighten up, conservatives!
Adam is 28 years old and resides in Champaign, Illinois. He attended Illinois State University and graduated in 2007 after obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Studio Arts. He is a huge fan of several movies and television shows, including Star Trek, Star Wars, The Simpsons, and Back to the Future. He is also an avid gamer, enjoying several Nintendo titles in the RPG genre such as Pokémon, Earthbound, and Paper Mario. Adam currently works for an outdoor specialty retailer. (…)
It would be so easy for them to produce a cartoon that just exists to hawk toys and dolls to little girls, half-assing it to get their paycheck and move on with their lives, but it’s obvious that the people who make this show enjoy what they do. It has well-written characters, really good music, and the animation is beautiful to look at. It’s some of the best animation on television right now actually, in my opinion. The show is also genuinely funny in ways that appeal to older viewers, lots of dry humor — I don’t want to say “adult,” but rather more sophisticated jokes that you wouldn’t expect to see in a children’s show. There’s also a lot of pop culture references that I’m aware of, but would fly over the heads of someone in the target audience. I mean, what 6 year-old girl is going to know who Benny Hill is, or get a reference to A Clockwork Orange?
The question is why on earth would the faculty, staff and students of USC accept 72 million dollars from a man who beats and then repeatedly brags about beating women?
Why would you accept 72 million dollars from a man who has for 20 years engaged in violent hate speech directed at both Black women and Black men?
Because I’m pretty sure that the Klu Klux Klan could offer USC 720 million dollars and USC would not accept the gift.
Apparently blood money from racist misogynist bigots is only acceptable when the person attacking Black people is Black and his primary target is Black women.
Here in New York, comedian Louis CK is a God. He divorced his wife when his youngest kid was three years old, but he still jokes onstage about how awesome divorce is and what a great dad he is now that he has half the week to himself. That’s not a great dad. That’s a half a dad. Why did he have a kid if he only had three years of marriage left in him? When you get divorced, you’re telling your kids that the love that created them was a myth. The media empowers single moms, and while children of divorce will tell you it’s no big deal, that’s not what I see. As I scroll through the contacts on my phone, I see almost nothing but children of divorce who will die childless. I can only find about five friends from college and high school who have families. The rest don’t want anything to do with it. In that sense, the baby boomers’ flippant attitude toward marriage has led to a kind of invisible genocide.
While looking up a number, I found these tidbits — and an echo of something I’ve been saying for years:
Think of it this way: if the Europeans had arrived with the most benign intentions and behaved like perfect guests, or for that matter, if Aztec sailors had been the ones to discover Europe instead of vice versa, then the Indians would still have been exposed to unfamiliar diseases and the population would still have been scythed by massive epidemics, but we’d just lump it into the same category as the Black Death, i.e. bad luck. (Curiously, the Black Death was brought to Europe by the Mongols. Should we blame them for it? And while we’re tossing blame around willy-nilly, aren’t the Native Americans responsible for introducing tobacco to the world — and for the 90 million deaths which followed?)
Ah, yes — here is is:
This was a time, after all, when damaging shrubs in a public garden in London carried the death penalty. Across Europe, executions were everyday events. But not so with the Spanish Inquisition. In its 350-year lifespan only about 4,000 people were put to the stake.
Meanwhile, in the space of a couple of hours…
Those Muslims! They really ARE superior!
Telegraph publishes falsehoods about Qur’an in attempt to clear Islam of responsibility for London jihad murder
Hasan quoted it thusly: “Whosoever killeth a human being…it shall be as if he had killed all mankind.” Notice what he left out: “for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth.” So the Qur’an is saying only that killing a human being for something other than manslaughter or “corruption in the earth” is as if one had killed all mankind. (…)
Of course, there is no caliph today, and upon this fact hinges the oft-repeated claim that people like the London murderer are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad. But he and others like him explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes “obligatory for everyone” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked.