Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fail Compilation August 2016


Horse with fantastic mane


Wild Rhino Goes On Rampage

A WILD rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal overnight, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said. 

The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction

Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: “This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.” The cut-and-paste legal rider must be the most boring thing in every movie that features it. Who knew its origins were so lurid?

For that bit of boilerplate, we can indirectly thank none other than Grigori Rasputin, the famously hard-to-assassinate Russian mystic and intimate of the last, doomed Romanovs. It all started when an exiled Russian prince sued MGM in 1933 over the studio’s Rasputin biopic, claiming that the American production did not accurately depict Rasputin’s murder. And the prince ought to have known, having murdered him.

New to Netflix in September, 2016 has published the list of new titles to Netflix in September.  Lots of new Netflix Originals.  Narcos Season 2 on September 2nd is noteworthy. Go here for a list of what is leaving Netflix.

Defending Your Life, Albert Brooks' hilarious take of what happens when you die, is worth watching before it departs.


The Amityville Horror (2005)
Babel (2006)
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker (2013)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
Burn, Burn, Burn (2015)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Crashing: Season 1
Defiance (2008)
Easy Fortune Happy Life (2009)
Europe’s Last Great Wilderness (2015)
The Fierce Wife (2010)
Footloose (1984)
Full Out (2015)
Game Winning Hit: Season 1
Heartland: Season 7
Hellevator: Season 1
Hoot (2006)
Hope Floats (1998)
I Am the Ambassador: Season 1 ­NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Indochina’s Wild Heart (2015)
The IT Crowd: Series 5
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3 (1983)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Joyful Noise (2012)
Keepers of the Game (2016)
Last Holiday (2006)
Lucky Days: Season 1
Man on Wire (2008)
Milk Money (1994)
Practical Magic (1998)
Road Trip (2000)
Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (2000)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Shameless (U.S.): Season 5­ – 6
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Top Gun (1986)
True Grit (1969)
U­571 (2000)
The Wicker Man (2006)
Wild Madagascar (2015)
The Womanizer: Season 1
The Year of Happiness and Love: Season 1


Baby Daddy: Season 5
Chef’s Table: France NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kazoops!: Season 1 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Narcos: Season 2 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Young & Hungry: Season 4


Crash (2004)
The Finest Hours (2015)
Hard Target 2 (2016)
Honey 3 (2016)
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (2016)


The Blacklist: Season 3
Galavant: Seasons 1­ – 2


Supergirl: Season 1


Extremis (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hawaii Five­0: Season 6
London Has Fallen (2015)


Goldie & Bear: Season 1


Sample This (2012)
The Walking Dead: Season 6


Cedric The Entertainer: Live from the Ville ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)
The White Helmets (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL


3 Days to Kill (2014)
Luther: Season 4
Penny Dreadful: Season 3


Call the Midwife: Series 5
Gotham: Season 2


Colliding Dreams (2016)
New Girl: Season 5
Zootopia (2016)


Bones: Season 11
Wallander: Series 4


Audrie & Daisy (2016) NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Last Man Standing: Season 5
Longmire: Season 5 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
VeggieTales in the House: Season 4 NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Portlandia: Season 6
River (2016)


Family Guy: Season 14
Margaret Cho: PsyCHO (2015)


The Fosters: Season 4 (Part A)
The Imitation Game (2014)


Amanda Knox (2016) NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Scream: Season 2

Every Driver Must Watch This Video


What the 24 Hour News Cycle has Become


Bison-drawn carriage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1900


Girl doesn't know laws, thinks she does, gets herself arrested.

This girl is annoying to the max. 

From Daily of the Day:

The video is a couple of years old, but I just stumbled across it.  It depicts a traffic stop in California, where the driver is being arrested for driving without a license.  The female passenger begins filming, and explaining condescendingly that the driver is a “free inhabitant” as defined in Article IV of the Articles of Confederation, and is not required to have a license.  After finishing with the arrest, the officer asks her to step out of the vehicle because it will be towed, and the girl refuses to cooperate, again claiming herself to be a free inhabitant of the world, not belonging to any country and not subject to United States laws.
Things jump to a whole new level when she pushes far enough to be arrested herself, and she goes full-blown nutcase, screaming “rape” as she’s being handcuffed (as though her own video evidence is going to somehow back that up).

There are a few things wrong with her frame of mind here.  First and most obvious, the Articles of Confederation were in effect until 1789, when the United States Constitution went into effect, supplanting the Articles as the law of the land.  She was using as her sole argument a law that had been obsolete and no longer valid for more than 200 years.  Second, she doesn’t seem to understand the meaning or purpose of “free inhabitants.”  The article was written so that, prior to forming a single country with a single federal government containing the individual states, citizens of one state could safely and freely travel among all the states and still receive all the rights of the citizens of those states.  Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story said in a ruling in 1833:
“It is obvious, that, if the citizens of each state were to be deemed aliens to each other, they could not take, or hold real estate, or other privileges, except as other aliens. The intention of this clause was to confer on them, if one may so say, a general citizenship; and to communicate all the privileges and immunities, which the citizens of the same state would be entitled to under the like circumstances.”
Somehow, people who claim to be “free inhabitants” extend the terminology of the actual article (which again – expired more than 200 years ago) to mean that they are free to enjoy all the privileges and immunities as citizens of the state they are in, but are exempt from following any of the laws of that state.  I’m not sure where that mental jump comes in, or how they actually think they can get away with “all the privileges, none of the penalties.”  They also seem to miss a key requisite – you have to be a citizen of a state first, to be considered a free inhabitant of any of the states.  “Inhabitant of the earth” doesn’t get you there.

An Art Nouveau silver-plated fairy lamp by Moritz Hacker, circa 1905