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Melissa Gilbert talks about humiliating sexual harassment by Oliver Stone

BoingBoing - 8 hours 48 min ago

Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on TV's Little House on the Prairie, tells Andy Cohen about the time she auditioned for the part of Pamela Courson for Oliver Stone's The Doors movie – and left in tears. She says Oliver Stone humiliated her.

"I had auditioned, and then he said, ‘I’ve written this special scene for you. I’d like you to do it with the actor. I want to see the chemistry with the two of you.’ The whole scene was just my character on her hands and knees saying, ‘Do me, baby.’ Really dirty, horrible...Then he said, 'I'd like you to stage it for me.'”

Gilbert says Stone did this to her because she had once embarrassed him in public.

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Video simply explains how a mechanical watch works

BoingBoing - 8 hours 48 min ago

This excellent video (from the early 50s or late 40s, I'm going to guess) shows how a mechanical watch keeps time. It reminds me of the video that shows how a car's differential gear works.

Here's a modern animated version: https://youtu.be/uGcoIue1Bs8

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Oumar Niasse: Everton to contest striker's 'dive' charge

BBC UK Ed. - 8 hours 58 min ago
Everton's Oumar Niasse becomes the first Premier League player to be charged for "successful deception of a match official".
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Minnesota Flickr - 9 hours 37 sec ago

Mercenaryhawk posted a photo:

Seasonal transitions of Wing Lake, Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 7 min ago
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.
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Mugabe Is a Goner, But His Looting Machine Is Here to Stay

ForeignPolicy blog - 9 hours 11 min ago
Zimbabwe’s military didn’t topple the regime. It just restored the ruling party’s corrupt old guard to power.
Categories: GlobalWire

As Kenya Struggles to Recover from a Tumultuous Election, America Must Stand by Its Side

ForeignPolicy blog - 9 hours 12 min ago
The democratic future of a key ally in East Africa is at stake.
Categories: GlobalWire

The moment Zimbabwean MPs hear Mugabe has resigned

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 27 min ago
Zimbabwean MPs erupt with cheers as the speaker reads out Robert Mugabe's resignation letter.
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Australian Open 2018 to use 25-second shot clock

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 42 min ago
A 25-second shot clock at the Australian Open is one of a number of new rule changes at Grand Slams next season.
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Sonos One smart speaker review: Sonos and Alexa, a match made in heaven

MacWorld - 9 hours 48 min ago

Sonos has multi-room audio down to a science, but it desperately needed a speaker capable of voice recognition if it was to fend off the veritable flood of smart speakers coming to market. The Sonos One is that speaker.

Update: Effective November 21, you can ask Alexa to play music on Sonos speakers directly from your Spotify account—by default if you set Spotify as your default library in the Alexa app. 

It sounds better than the last entry-level Sonos speaker, it’s compatible with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, and it will be compatible with Google Assistant soon. It’s a great speaker for the price, and it’s a must-have component for music lovers living in modern smart homes.

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Mike Phillips: Ex-Wales and British and Irish Lions scrum-half returns for Scarlets

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 48 min ago
Former Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips is set to come out of retirement to play for his former region the Scarlets.
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Jail for man who faked £7m will to cheat charity

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 52 min ago
Paul Coppola tried to cheat the Medecins San Frontieres charity out of a "colossal" bequest.
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Jim Clark Rally deaths 'could have been avoided'

BBC UK Ed. - 9 hours 55 min ago
A sheriff says people should have been clearly banned from the area where the crash took place at the Jim Clark Rally.
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Great Festive Bake Off line-up revealed

BBC UK Ed. - 10 hours 1 min ago
Fan favourites Selasi and Val are returning to the Bake Off tent as part of two festive episodes.
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Paul Ryan imagines "Cindy," a hypothetical beneficiary of his tax plan, doesn't realize she and her child are starving to death

BoingBoing - 10 hours 3 min ago

Paul Ryan says his tax plan will be great for the poorest and most vulnerable people in America, and he tweeted a hypothetical to help you understand how that works: "Meet Cindy: a single mom, making $30,000 per year, who hopes to one day get beyond living paycheck to paycheck. With a $700 increase in her tax refund each year under our tax bill, Cindy can start saving for her future." (more…)

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Google Pixel Buds language translation tested

BBC UK Ed. - 10 hours 13 min ago
Rory puts Google's language translating headphones through their paces, with varying results.
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Grand Marais Moonrise

MN Flickr - 10 hours 31 min ago

Funkomaticphototron posted a photo:

Taken by Cory Funk.

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Grand Marais Moonrise

Minnesota Flickr - 10 hours 31 min ago

Funkomaticphototron posted a photo:

Taken by Cory Funk.

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George Groves to fight Chris Eubank Jr in Super Series in Manchester

BBC UK Ed. - 10 hours 37 min ago
George Groves' WBA super-middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jr will take place at the Manchester Arena on 17 February.
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Your next pajamas could be Star Trek: TNG onesie with removable feet

BoingBoing - 10 hours 38 min ago

I am serious about sleepwear, and will not pass on a chance to change into jammies (I travel with them, wear them on long-haul flights, etc), and there's a universe of difference between slopping around in sweats and a tee and wearing actual jim-jams. (more…)

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