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Apparently saying the blessing before a meal is not enough.

Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Wed May 3, 2023, 07:43 PM (1 replies)

Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot dies at 84

Source: Reuters

May 1 (Reuters) - Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot, the prolific singer-songwriter known for such folk-pop hits as "If You Could Read My Mind" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," died on Monday in a Toronto hospital. He was 84.

He died of natural causes, his family said in a statement released by publicist Victoria Lord.

Known for his evocative lyrics and melodic compositions, Lightfoot received five Grammy nominations over the years and won 17 Juno awards, Canada's equivalent music honor.

Lightfoot achieved the height of his popularity in the 1970s, with songs from albums such as "Sundown," "Summertime Dream" and "Dream Street Rose" that built on his guitar-driven folk roots to produce more rock and pop-oriented songs.

He retained a loyal following in Canada and the United States through extensive concert touring.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadian-singer-songwriter-gordon-lightfoot-has-died-84-cbc-2023-05-02/
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Tue May 2, 2023, 12:31 AM (34 replies)

Odds on Tucker replacement

Jesse Watters (+150)

Greg Gutfeld (+250)

Brian Kilmeade (+500)

Will Cain (+500)

Tulsi Gabbard (+750)

Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Thu Apr 27, 2023, 02:25 PM (9 replies)

Will Greg Gutfeld be...

the front runner for Tucker's spot?
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Mon Apr 24, 2023, 04:04 PM (2 replies)

Oscars Seeking To Eschew Politics, Partisanship In Favor Of Old-School Escapism


America may be deeply divided, but politics and the culture wars will not be center stage at this year’s Oscars if the organizers have their way.

“We’re not interested in distractions or partisan debate, we’re interested in Tom Cruise,” a 95th Academy Awards ceremony insider says of this weekend’s superstar and blockbuster rich show.

“We want to embrace the diversity of talent and nominees this year, and we want to try to go back to the days of escapism,” an AMPAS source adds of the dual ethos of the 2023 Jimmy Kimmel hosted shindig. Escapism may be a hard sell with Netflix’s anti-war film All Quiet On The Western Front on the ballot for Best Picture and other categories, but the Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss produced broadcast is aiming to stay primarily politically agnostic and controversary free, we hear.
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Sun Mar 12, 2023, 09:27 AM (1 replies)

Washington, D.C., council pulls crime bill that Senate is poised to block

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The Democratic-controlled Washington city council on Monday withdrew a bill aimed at overhauling the city's criminal code, which Congress had been set to overturn in a move that President Joe Biden had vowed not to block.

"The bill has been pulled back from Congress," council chair Phil Mendelson said at a news conference, adding that he had sent a letter to the U.S. Senate advising that the bill had been withdrawn.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/washington-dc-council-pulls-crime-bill-that-senate-is-poised-block-2023-03-06/
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Mon Mar 6, 2023, 01:50 PM (8 replies)

Joy Behar is right.

Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Sat Feb 25, 2023, 02:54 PM (1 replies)

Richard Belzer, star of Law & Order and acclaimed comedian, dead at 78

Source: Iowa News Now

HOLLYWOOD — Richard Belzer, acclaimed comedian and long-time actor in NBC's long running Law and Order franchise, has died at 78. The news first broke from long-time friend Laraine Newman, who worked with Belzer during his many appearances in the early years of Saturday Night Live.

Between Homicide: Life on the Streets and Law & Order, Belzer played the role of John Munch for 23 years beginning in 1993. Belzer retired from acting in 2016 at the age of 71.

Read more: https://cbs2iowa.com/news/entertainment/richard-belzer-star-of-law-order-and-acclaimed-comedian-dead-at-78
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Sun Feb 19, 2023, 01:50 PM (49 replies)

Christopher Dorner 10 years later.


One thing people should acknowledge, it worked. He got the undivided attention of the LAPD and the nation. He was the first to weaponize social media with people helping him dodge police. He got LAPD so paranoid they tipped their hand by granting investigations of his accusations, even got the acknowledgement of Charlie Sheen after mentioning him in his manifesto. Sick and twisted, but mission accomplished.
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Mon Feb 13, 2023, 08:27 PM (0 replies)

Burt Bacharach, legendary composer of pop songs, dies at 94

Source: CBS News

Burt Bacharach, the singularly gifted and popular composer and Oscar winner who delighted millions with the quirky arrangements and unforgettable melodies of "Walk on By," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" and dozens of other hits, has died at 94.

Bacharach died Wednesday at home in Los Angeles of natural causes, publicist Tina Brausam said Thursday.

Over the past 70 years, only Lennon-McCartney, Carole King and a handful of others rivaled his genius for instantly catchy songs that remained performed, played and hummed long after they were written. He had a run of top 10 hits from the 1950s into the 21st century, and his music was heard everywhere from movie soundtracks and radios to home stereo systems and iPods, whether "Alfie" and "I Say a Little Prayer" or "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and "This Guy's in Love with You."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/legendary-composer-burt-bacharach-dies-at-94/
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Thu Feb 9, 2023, 11:03 AM (20 replies)
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