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CompleatBeatles, YouTube • Sun 2020 Sep 6, 12:46pm
Premiere cut from the band everybody thought was the Beatles
YouTube video, 7:15
Beatles - Help!
Polyphonic, YouTube • Sun 2020 Sep 6, 12:43pm
When folks believed (briefly) the Beatles had got back together.

YouTube video, 8:47

Heart in colors
Nicholas Hautman | Us Magazine • Fri 2018 Sep 28, 3:55pm

…The Bachelor… The Vietnamese version of the reality series went viral across the world when contestants Minh Thu and Truc Nhu found love with each other while competing for the affections of lead Nguyen Quoc Trung.…

Surely a staged stunt. But funny.
Rob Sheffield | Rolling Stone • Wed 2018 Sep 26, 10:57pm

Everything we know about the White Album is about to change. The Beatles’ 1968 masterpiece has always been been the deepest mystery in their story—their wildest, strangest, most experimental, most brilliant music. But as it turns out, the White Album is even weirder than anyone realized.…

rickb223, Ace of Spades • Wed 2018 Feb 21, 11:52am

Thank you God for giving me food to sustain my body,
Tide Pods to clean my clothes,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Black Panther emoji
Jamie Lovett, • Mon 2018 Feb 19, 1:42pm

…Fans in the audience at the 10:15 showing of Black Panther were treated to an unexpected romantic gesture. A man dressed in a Black Panther costume came into the theater before the movie started. He found his girlfriend and proposed to her.

The proposal was accepted.…

He didn't have a ticket, though.
Beatles - Help
rammajamma, Ace of Spades • Fri 2017 Nov 17, 2:35pm

Yoko was weird but she did get Lennon off heroin. The Beatles broke up because Mr. Vapid, excuse me McCartney was more interested in silly love songs than continuing to progress the band's music and Lennon and Harrison wouldn't stand for it. Oh and Ringo was there.…

Variation on the punchline, "and Ringo played the drums."
Captain America's shield
Brian Cronin, CBR • Thu 2017 Jan 5, 2:23pm

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby both appeared as models on comic books.


Tad Friend, The New Yorker • Sun 2016 Oct 23, 10:01pm

…Many people in Silicon Valley have become obsessed with the simulation hypothesis, the argument that what we experience as reality is in fact fabricated in a computer; two tech billionaires have gone so far as to secretly engage scientists to work on breaking us out of the simulation.…

Ladyfingers • Fri 2016 Oct 21, 11:20am

…There are a number of things that annoy me about the proliferation of tattoos.…

Well-written (warning: adult language) critique. From 2008, still timely.
Observer-Dispatch • Fri 2016 Aug 5, 9:40pm

A rare copy of Superman's 1938 comic-book debut sold at auction for almost $1 million.…

Beatles - Help
Colin Fleming, Rolling Stone • Fri 2016 Aug 5, 9:26pm

…Revolver, released August 5th, 1966 – was the band's biggest musical watershed. Never had the Beatles emerged with such a brace of high-quality songs. Never had Paul McCartney written so well. John Lennon wasn't far behind. Never had a band enmeshed itself so thoroughly with studio wizardry. Never, simply, had a musical collective done so much to change the very concept of how sound could be produced, at the level of sheer fun, and the level of full-on art..…

Well, Rubber Soul was pretty good, too.
Paul McCartney
Michael Rothman, ABC • Tue 2016 May 24, 5:50pm

…McCartney also addressed the reason for the split, saying, "The business thing split us apart," referring to a new manager and new business practices for the release of "Let It Be," the band's final record together.

After the breakup, McCartney added, he wasn't sure "whether I was still going to continue in music."…

Alas, he did continue, after he broke up the foursome.
Matthew Mueller, • Thu 2016 Mar 10, 10:44pm

The Tick might be on his way back to television if new reports are to be believed. Amazon has ordered a pilot for the new series, with Ben Edlund back in the fold as writer and producer and Barry Josephson as executive producer.

Unfortunately actor Patrick Warburton, who played the big blue lug in the previous live action series is not going to be reprising his role, as he has a new series, Crowded, on NBC. He will be included as an executive producer, and hopefully, they can find someone to fill his big blue shoes.…

John Lennon
Good News Network • Sun 2016 Mar 6, 6:10pm

A Ukrainian governor has ordered that a street named after Vladimir Lenin should be renamed “John Lennon Street.” … in the village of Kalini in Zakarpattia, Ukraine’s westernmost region…

Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Beatles - Help
Jessica Dershowitz, EW • Sun 2016 Feb 21, 10:57pm

A lock of John Lennon’s hair that was cut as he prepared for a movie role has sold at auction for $35,000.…

Jamie Lovett, • Thu 2016 Feb 11, 11:50pm

On Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling that Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel transferred the rights to the character to Warner Bros. in 2001.…

Zombie, Ace of Spades • Fri 2016 Jan 15, 3:35pm

I just heard a Bowie story that no one knows because it happened to someone I know who just recounted it to me personally. …

A toothy tale
@AlxSavage, Twitter • Tue 2016 Jan 12, 11:40pm

The last picture taken of David Bowie by his wife Iman, on his birthday, January 8th 2016.

Kelly West, CinemaBlend • Tue 2016 Jan 12, 9:06pm

This week marks the ninth anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s completion of the Harry Potter series. Well, her completion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, at the very least. To honor the occasion, the author shared a photo of the graffiti she left in the hotel where she completed the book… worth noting that those Harry Potter fanatics wishing to stay in the room would have to shell out a whopping £1,415 for the night. That’s more than $2,000 U.S. dollars.…

DavidBowieVEVO, YouTube • Tue 2016 Jan 12, 8:42pm

"'Lazarus" off David Bowie's album Blackstar

Haunting final work - I wouldn't mind going out still working, but age 69 is pretty young and too soon for me. Damn cancer. Video: 4:08.
Ringo Starr
Ben Geier, Fortune • Tue 2015 Sep 15, 1:48pm

…Ringo Starr… putting up for auction… more than 800 items… a Rickenbacker guitar that fellow Beatle John Lennon played… “Number One” edition of the Beatles “White Album,” and another guitar previously used by lead guitarist George Harrison. Ringo’s 1963 three-piece drum kit… expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000.…

Sophia Hollander, Wall St Journal • Sat 2015 Aug 15, 6:13pm

They stood together in the dugout at Shea Stadium and stared. It was Aug. 15, 1965, and the Beatles had just been flown into Queens by helicopter and hustled through a stadium shaking with screams.

There had never been an outdoor concert of this scale—a sold-out sports stadium. As archival footage shows, teenagers clawed at the metal fences behind home plate, and more than 55,000 fans pressed forward for their first glimpse. Raw shrieks ripped the air.…

Kipp Jones, Breitbart • Thu 2015 Aug 6, 6:45pm

Richard Glossip, a man who is scheduled to be executed by the state next month.… Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon…

Who cares? (Who cares what Pop Celebs say? #1 in a series)
Lan Pitts, • Sat 2015 Aug 1, 4:37pm

Spider-Man was created in 1962, but could his costume have been inspired by a child's Halloween costume from the 50's? … Steve Ditko [when asked] about the costume… “The burden of proof is on the person who makes the assertion, claim, charge. Some clippings, etc., are not rational proof of anything but some clippings, etc.”

Star Trek Enterprise
Joe Dan Gorman, Intellectual Froglegs • Fri 2015 Jul 24, 7:38pm

Ted Cruz told the New York Times that he identified with Star Trek’s Captain Kirk more than Captain Picard because he felt that Kirk was more of a conservative and Picard more of a liberal.…

Flying Car
Maeve McDermott, Entertain This • Fri 2015 Jul 3, 6:59pm

'Back To The Future' was released 30 years ago today… and we’re still not sick of it.…

TheRalphRetort • Thu 2015 Jun 25, 4:36pm

…“I wouldn’t mind, if Peter Parker had originally been black, a Latino, an Indian or anything else, that he stay that way,” he said. “But we originally made him white. I don’t see any reason to change that.”…