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Go Vote! Lewis Black 10/20/18 Orlando FL

Lewis has some encouraging words for the voters of America

To check your voter registration status or polling place, go to https://www.vote.org

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Oct 22, 2018, 11:42 PM (7 replies)

This Man Sued a Haunted House for Being Too Scary

On October 15, 2011, Scott Griffin and friends went to the Haunted Trail in San Diego, a Halloween attraction run by the Haunted Hotel, Inc. Printed on tickets was a warning that the trail had 'high-impact scares.' Visitors walked a mile-long path along which actors dressed in ghoulish costumes and carrying prop weapons jumped out to frighten—and even chase—them.

Griffin, then 44, and his friends completed the trail and walked through what appeared to be the exit. They were laughing about how much fun they’d had, when suddenly an actor with a revving chain saw came toward them. The Haunted Hotel calls this the Carrie effect, referring to the last scene in the 1976 horror movie, when the audience, believing the film is over, is surprised by one final scare.

Griffin tried to back away, but the actor followed him closely. Griffin yelled, 'Stop!' He couldn’t tell whether the chain saw was real. 'He was pointing [the chain saw] right at me … You could literally smell the gas,' Griffin said in a deposition. 'He was literally running after me … I was fearful for my safety big-time.' While being chased, Griffin fell. He severely injured both wrists, which were in casts for four months.

On April 12, 2013, Griffin sued the Haunted Hotel, Inc., in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, for negligence and assault, claiming the defendants 'acted with conscious disregard for the safety of [Griffin] when they were aware of the probable dangerous consequences of their conduct.' He requested an undisclosed amount in damages to cover the costs of his injuries.

The Haunted Hotel responded with a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the lawsuit was governed by the 'doctrine of primary assumption of risk.' Said the amusement’s attorney, David Hall, 'There was a risk inherent in the activity—the risk that you might get scared and react in a way that might hurt you.'

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/this-man-sued-a-haunted-house-for-being-too-scary/ar-BBOBzxP?ocid=spartanntp

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Oct 22, 2018, 05:38 AM (7 replies)

The Daily Show: Stephen Hawking Posthumously Answers the Big Questions & Kleenex Accused of Sexism

A Houston Astros fan accidentally hands a win to the Boston Red Sox, Stephen Hawking’s final book says time travel is possible, and Kleenex corrects its sexist marketing.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Oct 22, 2018, 03:29 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Black Girl Midterm Magic

Dulcé Sloan heads to Muncie, Indiana, to find out why the DCCC isn’t supporting Jeannine Lee Lake, a black female candidate running for Congress against Mike Pence’s brother.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Oct 22, 2018, 03:05 AM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: Canada Legalizes Marijuana & Slavery Ban Goes on Colorado's Ballot

Recreational pot becomes legal in Canada, Colorado prepare to vote on the abolition of slavery, and a high schooler allegedly gives out cookies baked with her grandma’s ashes.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:42 AM (2 replies)

Criminally Infamous Cars on Display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

In crime movies and lore, the getaway cars are almost as famous as the law-breaking, anti-heroes who drive them. Now you can see a few of these famous cars at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where six cars once owned by high-profile, historic criminals of the last century are on display.

"So many people love cars of all types, and when they are featured in an historical event it makes them even more interesting to our visitors," explains Rachael Penman, director of artifacts and exhibits at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. "Guests immediately start sharing their own connections to the cars' stories and it's special to be able to make these artifacts available to the public.

Of the six cars, two are parked outside for free viewing and the other four are located in the museum's Getaway Cars Gallery. The vehicles include:

1933 Essex Terraplane

This was the car owned by the infamous bank-robber John Dillinger. The car was used to escape the FBI agent pursuing him and girlfriend Evelyn Frechette. The car was signed to his brother after it was crashed in a field. A bullet from the shootout is still in the car today.

1934 Ford V8

The cult-classic film Bonnie and Clyde starring Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway also starred a 1934 Ford, which the two characters end up dying in at the end of the movie (spoiler alert). The car is riddled with bullet holes made by local police prior to filming.

More (Includes photos): https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/criminally-infamous-cars-on-display-at-the-alcatraz-east-crime-museum/ar-BBOCvlh?li=BBnb4R5&ocid=Login

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Oct 21, 2018, 04:16 AM (6 replies)

Seth Meyers: Donald J. Trump's Guide to Republican Greatness

Donald J. Trump reads a book about his 2016 election win and other highlights of his presidency.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:14 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 10/19/18

Trump Tried To Mansplain The Midterms To Women

Donald Trump tweeted reasons why female voters are going to side with him in the midterms, despite polls indicating that 63% of women prefer Democrats compared to the 33% for Republicans.

There's A Weird Noise Coming From An Antarctic Ice Shelf

Scientists aren't sure what to make of the eerie noise coming from an Antarctic ice shelf. Stephen has some theories.

Nebraska's Painfully Honest New State Slogan

After the Nebraska Tourism Commission unveiled its new tourism pitch, 'Honestly, it's not for everyone,' Stephen imagines other painfully honest state slogans.

Just One Question With Hillary Clinton

Staff members from The Late Show get their chance to ask a single question to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Who Will Be The Next Big Bird?

Some of the biggest names in politics and entertainment audition to replace Caroll Spinney as the puppeteer for Sesame Street's Big Bird.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Oct 20, 2018, 04:00 AM (2 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher Anniversary Special (HBO) - The Other Side

Gavin Newsom, S.E. Cupp, Chelsea Handler and more reflect on 25 years of Bill Maher on the air, and the unique opportunity to hear arguments from all sides of the issues on the show.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Oct 20, 2018, 03:35 AM (0 replies)

Editorial Cartoon of the Day:

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:14 AM (8 replies)
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