Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

August 20th, 2021 - 12:01 am § in Misc.

Full-length movie: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Not just another boring biopic with a violin soundtrack about a 17th century Dutch painter creating a famous painting. This one is different! Class divisions! Green jealousy and purple rage! Intrigues! Illicit romance! Dirty old men! Attempted rape! Running time: 1 hr. 40 mins. Genre: Historical dra[...]

July 16th, 2021 - 12:56 am § in Misc.

Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 (video)

Background here. Conducted by Estonian-American conductor Paavo Jarvi (bio here); performed by Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (info here), with Georgian concert pianist Khatia Buniatishvili on the grand piano. Running time: 39:50 mins. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

July 13th, 2021 - 5:01 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Music video: Necking with donkeys

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July 13th, 2021 - 12:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Law and Courts, Politics

The legal consequences of volunteering to be the butt of a joke

Back in 2018, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen made a fool of notorious Alabama politician Roy Moore. Cohen invited Moore to appear on his TV show. Moore took the bait. He even signed a contract agreeing, buried in so many obfuscating legal phrases, to be made a fool of. “During the segment, Cohen p[...]

June 29th, 2021 - 6:35 pm § in Misc.

What sex is Miss Nevada USA?

The answer depends on whether you ask “is” or “was.” “Kataluna Enriquez, who was crowned Miss Nevada USA on Sunday, will become the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Miss USA pageant,” NBC News reported on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Her platform? Trans[...]

May 10th, 2021 - 10:49 pm § in Law and Courts

If Arkansas executed the wrong man and the real killer is caught, can he claim double jeopardy?

Debra Reese, 26, didn’t die of natural causes. She was beaten and strangled in her home. After losing the 2020 election, Trump went on an execution spree, relieving 6 federal death row inmates of their lives before incoming President Biden could get a chance to spare them. In 2017, Arkansas Go[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 11:05 pm § in Misc.

Pony dance (video)

It’s a commercial, but what the heck, it’s fun to watch. In fact, I used to watch TV for the commercials, not the shows. The best talent Hollywood could muster went into them. It isn’t easy telling a story in 30 or 60 seconds. We all watch Superbowls for the commercials, right? Any[...]

April 6th, 2021 - 1:22 am § in Misc.

Battle of Beersheba (video)

On October 31, 1917, the Australian Light Brigade charged Turkish trenches with bayonets at Beersheba (historical background here), a town in the Negev Desert in modern-day southern Israel (more information here), producing a dramatic British victory. Movie rendition, with background music of “[...]

April 6th, 2021 - 12:57 am § in Misc.

Bach’s Tocatta and Fugue (video)

Organ composition, (background here), played by Varnus XavĂ©r (bio here) on the Berlin Cathedral’s Sauer Organ (read about it here); running time, 12 min. 10 sec. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 28th, 2021 - 9:15 pm § in Misc.

Golden Globe winners

This was Golden Globes night, in case you didn’t notice, and here’s what won: Best Movie, Drama: “Nomadland” Best Movie, Comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Best TV Drama Series: “The Crown” Best TV Comedy Series: “Schitt’s Creek” Be[...]