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The line-up for Bill Maher's show tonight. 10pm and repeat at 11pm on HBO

The Interview:

Bill Nye is the Emmy-winning Science Guy who frequently appeared in classrooms on a TV set ratchet-strapped to a rolling cart. He recently debated Answers in Genesis founder and young-earth creationist Ken Ham about the origins of our world. Twitter: @TheScienceGuy

The Panel:

Jeremy Scahill is an independent investigative reporter and co-founder of The Intercept, the first in a series of digital magazines to be published by First Look Media. Scahill was named one of POLITICO’s “10 journalists to watch in 2014” and his documentary Dirty Wars was recently nominated for an Academy Award. Twitter: @JeremyScahill

Dylan Ratigan is a sustainability entrepreneur who previously hosted MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show.” He now has an engineering and construction firm that builds module housing for cities of the future. Twitter: @DylanRatigan

Eric Klinenberg is a Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. Editor of the journal Public Culture, Klinenberg is currently leading a research project on climate change and the future of cities in adapting to the emerging age of extreme weather. His latest book is Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. Twitter: @EricKlinenberg

Mid Show Guest:

Mayim Bialik is an Emmy Award-nominated actress for The Big Bang Theory and the author of a new cookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Table. Check out her blog at kveller.com for a sneak peek at her non-dairy kugel

A Letter from Comcast and Time Warner Cable - intercepted by Andy Borowitz

Dear subscribers,
Today, it was announced that Comcast is joining forces with Time Warner Cable in a friendly acquisition worth $45 billion. As we could have expected, many people are wondering what this transaction will mean to the service that you, our subscribers, will enjoy.
We know that all of your comments, however mean-spirited some of them may have been, have come from a good place: genuine concern about what this merger will mean for your future cable service. At Comcast/Time Warner, we care deeply about those concerns, and, to help allay them, here are some answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s) we have received since the merger was announced.
Q: How will the merger affect the price of my cable service?
A: There is no clear answer to that. But we will be introducing financing options, roughly similar to those that enabled you to attend college.
Q: Will there be any adverse impact on customer service?
A: A technician will be at your home between the hours of eight and never.
Q: How frequently will you turn off the Internet, and are you going to deliberately crush Netflix by making it impossible to stream its movies?
A: Often and probably.
Q: I am a current Time Warner subscriber. Who will be handling customer complaints, Comcast or Time Warner?
A: Please address all complaints to Comcast/Time Warner Customer Service, 666 Noonethere Lane, Abysstown, U.S.A.
Q: I have been on hold for the past hour, and no one seems to be picking up. How long can I expect to wait?
A: Due to concern about the merger, we are experiencing longer-than-expected wait times. In the meantime, eat me.
Comcast/Time Warner Cable


Snow to Wine index in the affected Southern. Yes, that is Wine - not Whine

I live in the orange band. It's still snowing hard. What to do?

What is is called when your phone garbles your words? I looked out my window and said "Treacherous"

I said "Treacherous" about conditions on my street and the phone sent out:

"True Wrecked Your Ass"

Rand Paul: Hillary Could Be Derailed by Little-Known Lewinsky Affair - secret told by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Potential Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said today that he believes he has a “secret weapon” that will derail Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House bid: “A little-known affair between her husband and a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.”

Appearing on the Fox News Channel, Paul told the host Sean Hannity, “Sean, when the American people find out about this scandal, they are going to be shocked, truly shocked. It didn’t get a lot of coverage at the time.”
Asked by Hannity how the scandal could have remained under wraps for so long, Paul replied, “You’ll have to ask Bill and Hillary that. Let’s just say they’ve pulled a lot of strings to keep this story out of the mainstream media.”
“Unfortunately for them, Sean, I have the details on this juicy scandal and I’m prepared to share them with the American people,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a game-changer.”

While he believes that the shocking revelations about President Clinton’s Oval Office dalliances will be enough to destroy Hillary’s 2016 ambitions, Paul confirmed that he has other arrows in his quiver.
“It turns out that Hillary was involved in a business deal called Whitewater,” he said. “When the American people find out about this, it’s going to blow their minds.”


Is it OK to smile a little about the soft heart(lessness) of Vladimir Putin?

You folks gave me the courage to enter a contest

I just found out about this contest yesterday, and today was the deadline. Without your kind encouragement about my photos in general I would never have considered entering.

It was fun to rummage through my files, but the one with the man and dog I took yesterday afternoon when I also took the photos of playing in the dirt

They let you enter 4 photos, and here they are.
I made the choices based on what they may like, but also what I like which is evidenced in the one of the ducks on water. It does not have a chance, and I had others, but I just groove with that one.


Sunday at Salem Lake

Salem Creek Conversation

Ducks on Rock Quarry Waters

Swamp on Reynolda Road

Got bored - and went to play in the dirt

Nice and fitting goodbye to Jay Leno

Many wonderful attributes and kudos.
Billy Crystal Garth Brooks Oprah Winfrey and more.
But the best thing was when Jay, in saying goodbye to us as he kept breaking down in tears, praised that he was able to work with UNIONIZED NBC.

He had a great section about politics through the last 22 years, surely we will see a clip of it tomorrow.
But I cannot help but think that his "unionized" comment gave us an idea in parting about his political leanings which he did not feel free to disclose while working his show.
Wishing Jay well!

Sochi Hotel Guests Complain About Topless Portraits of Putin in Rooms unveiled by Andy Borowitz

Sochi Hotel Guests Complain About Topless Portraits of Putin in Rooms
unveiled by Andy Borowitz

SOCHI (The Borowitz Report)—With the Olympics underway, hundreds of visitors to Sochi are complaining that they checked into expensive hotel rooms only to find them decorated with seminude portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The portraits, showing Mr. Putin shirtless and riding a variety of mammals, adorn the walls of virtually every hotel room constructed especially for the Olympics and were created at a cost of over two million dollars, Olympic officials said.
Tracy Klugian, who travelled from Ohio with his wife to attend the Sochi Games, said that he was appalled to find his hotel room dominated by a gigantic portrait of a shirtless Putin riding what appears to be a bear.
Said Mr. Klugian, “I did not travel thousands of miles just to be grossed out.”

For his part, President Putin has been dismissive of the complaints, today calling the hotel guests “babies who cry.”
“These people who are complaining about what is on their walls should be grateful,” he said. “At least they got one of the hotel rooms with walls.”

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