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Humpty Dumpty’s Album for Little Children  Bud Collyer  RCA Records (1958)  Bud Collyer supplied the voices of both Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. A highlight of every Superman episode was the moment when Clark Kent transfo...
Humpty Dumpty’s Album for Little Children  Bud Collyer  RCA Records (1958)  Bud Collyer supplied the voices of both Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent. A highlight of every Superman episode was the moment when Clark Kent transformed into Superman, an effect which Collyer conveyed by shifting voices while speaking the immortal phrase “This looks like a job for Superman!”. (Collyer’s voice deepened by an octave while making the transition from one identity to the other.)  Collyer went on to host Beat the Clock, and in 1956, became the host of To Tell the Truth on CBS.
about 2 hours ago
Space collector is a fun packed 3D game where the object is just to collect as many coins as possible - but clearly it isn't quite that easy. The game is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices so everyone can enjoy.  Read More »
Space collector is a fun packed 3D game where the object is just to collect as many coins as possible - but clearly it isn't quite that easy. The game is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices so everyone can enjoy.  Read More »
6 days ago
Schedules and deadlines may sound tough, but in the end, it'll help you get things done in a timely fashion.The post Beat The Clock! How To Get More Done In Less Time appeared first on MadameNoire | Black Women's Lifestyle Guide | B...
Schedules and deadlines may sound tough, but in the end, it'll help you get things done in a timely fashion.The post Beat The Clock! How To Get More Done In Less Time appeared first on MadameNoire | Black Women's Lifestyle Guide | Black Hair | Black Love.
14 days ago
In case the awesome new games from Gameloft or Zombie Gunship aren’t your type of fun, we have another excellent title to talk about today. The great folks over at SEGA have just released Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing to the Go...
In case the awesome new games from Gameloft or Zombie Gunship aren’t your type of fun, we have another excellent title to talk about today. The great folks over at SEGA have just released Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing to the Google Play Store for nearly all of our Android devices. Yes! It isn’t quite Mario Kart, but it will have to do. This game brings me more joy than I’d care to admit, and it’ll only cost you a quick $1.99 from the Play Store. Starring the famous and world’s fastest hedgehog, Sonic, you’ll be flying around corners and racing against some of SEGA’s most popular characters from the old days. The crazy and frantic races to the finish line can be enjoyed on 16 different tracks, and you can play as tons of your favorite characters. 13 to be exact. Then those 16 different tracks will be used to complete over 25 missions all while driving a car, monster truck, bike, plane and even a banana! They state each vehicle drives and handles differently, so you’ll have to learn them all. The gameplay is actually quite fun, and will be familiar to anyone who enjoyed Mario Kart as a kid. You’ll be flying around corners and grabbing the usual power-ups to continue and try to beat the clock, and other racers. You can play against up to three others, and there’s full online multiplayer action as well. Get it below for $1.99 and fire up the engines. VIA: Play Store Story Timeline Sega snubs Android, delays Sonic CD release till 2012 [UPDATE] Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II available today, we go hands-on Sonic Jump Game Review Weekend Gaming: SEGA's Crazy Taxi for Android
19 days ago
Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” dominated the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but Bob Newhart was the man of the night with his first Emmy win in a television career that has lasted more than 50 years. T...
Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” dominated the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but Bob Newhart was the man of the night with his first Emmy win in a television career that has lasted more than 50 years. The Newhart victory, which came for his guest role on the comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” was the emotional high point on a near-four-hour show distinguished by harried winners trying to beat the clock, and by an upstart streaming service winning its first awards. Also read: Creative Arts Emmys: The Complete List of Winners Newhart, Melissa Leo (“Louie”), Dan Bugatinsky (“Scandal”} and Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife”) won the guest acting awards, the highest-profile honors given out on a night that awarded 77 of the 101 Emmy categories. Bugatinsky beat Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane from “The Good Wife” and Robert Morse and Harry Hamlin from “Mad Men,” and thanked both his onscreen husband and his real-life husband in an acceptance speech that also paid tribute to the U.S. Supreme Court. But it was Soderbergh’s movie about the relationship between Liberace (Michael Douglas) and Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) that was the night’s big winner. Nominated in nine categories, it won the first eight times it came up, including art direction, casting, picture editing and costumes. It wasn’t until the final hour of the show that “Candelabra” finally lost, when “Top of the Lake” won the cinematography award for movies or miniseries. The “Candelabra” cinematographer who was the movie’s first loser was Soderbergh himself, using the pseudonym Peter Andrews. Earlier in the night, he had won for picture editing under another alias, Mary Ann Bernard, but had not been present to accept. Also read: Bob Newhart’s First Emmy Win Ends 50 Years of Losses “Behind the Candelabra” finished with eight awards, while the Tony Awards and “Boardwalk Empire” won four. “Saturday Night Live,” “Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe” and the documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” won three. As usual, HBO was the big winner among networks, with 20 awards to 15 for CBS and eight for NBC. Other winners included Lily Tomlin, who won her first Emmy in 32 years for her narration on the HBO movie “An Apology to Elephants,” and Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who won the reality-host award for “Project Runway.” “Undercover Boss” was named Outstanding Reality Program for the second year in a row. The first award of the night went to Netflix’s “House of Cards” for casting, but the innovative series did not get back to the stage of the Nokia Theatre until near the end of the night, when it won for cinematography. Composer and songwriter Alan Menken would have completed the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony grand slam known as the EGOT if he had won for a song he wrote for the TV series “The Neighbors,” but he lost to a song from the Tony Awards. On a night when it stirred up lots of internet talk with one of its final episodes, “Breaking Bad” won a single Emmy, for editing. With so many awards handed out, virtually all the winners were played off at the end of a 45-second countdown that began not when they reached the stage, but when their names were announced. Given the inordinately long introductions by a few presenters – including Dan Harmon and Joel McHale, Gilbert Gottfried and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog – the lack of speech time grated on more than a few of those in attendance. By the end of the show, winners hustling down the long aisles passed acres of empty seats on their way to the stage. This year’s Creative Arts Emmys will be broadcast on the FXX Network on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, with an encore airing at midnight. The Primetime Emmy Awards, which will present the remainder of the awards, including the top acting and show categories, will take place the follo
23 days ago
Filed under: Personal Finance, Debt CollectionGetty Images By Michael Bovee If you are getting calls and letters from debt collectors and want to resolve the debt, you need a plan. Your first priority should be developing a strategy th...
Filed under: Personal Finance, Debt CollectionGetty Images By Michael Bovee If you are getting calls and letters from debt collectors and want to resolve the debt, you need a plan. Your first priority should be developing a strategy that makes sense for you financially. You need to know your monthly budget and the amount of money you can commit to resolving collection accounts. And if you have more than one account in collections, you also need to know that not all debt collectors are the same. 1. You Can Work With the Original Creditor... You can often work out some form of payment by calling your creditor directly, or by working with a nonprofit credit counseling agency. But when credit card payments go more than six months without a payment (sometimes sooner), calling your creditor often means being routed to a third-party debt collector. If your creditor tells you they cannot work directly with you; has not sold your account off to a bad debt buyer; and has already charged off your account, you will typically have to work with the debt collector they sent your account to. Your strategy to resolve a debt can be adjusted depending on what kind of debt you have, and the type of collector you are dealing with. 2. ...Or a Third-Party Debt Collector The collection industry is large. There are thousands of companies, big and small, working to collect billions of dollars of debt each year. Your strategy to resolve overdue bills can be adjusted depending on what kind of debts you have (medical debts, utility bills, etc.), and the type of collector you are dealing with. Debt collectors that work directly with your credit card lender are typically going to be larger contingency collection agencies. They make calls and send you collection notices in an attempt to collect. All of which is motivated by the fact that they will get paid based on what they get you to pay. A common earned contingency fee is 15% of the balance they collect. 3. Debt Collectors Have Limits All collection agencies have to follow federal and state laws when communicating with you. These laws protect you and limit things like when they can call, and what the collector can say. But contingency debt collectors also have limits set by your creditor. One of those limits is time. Credit card lenders sending accounts out to an agency for collection do so with a "best collected by" date. When the date expires, your account is pulled back by the creditor, and the collector loses the ability to earn a fee. These collection contracts can be for as little as 60 days, or for several months. This fact is useful for you in the following ways: There is indeed a sense of urgency for the contingency collector. That pressure they are putting on you to pay is also the pressure they have to beat the clock before they lose your account. Sponsored Links This type of collector is graded on their performance (how much and how often they collect), by your creditor. The agency cares about their performance because they want to receive future accounts to collect on from your creditor. Individual collectors at the agency are often motivated by monthly quotas and performance rewards of their own. These three elements can help you understand the motivations of this type of collector, while helping you plan and prepare to resolve your debts. 4. You Can Reach Out to Your Debt Collectors You usually know who you are dealing with by the most recent collection calls and letters you have received. While you can contact the last known collector, I often recommend you call your original creditor and verify with them who they have the account placed with. Simply call the regular number on the back of your credit card (or on your original statement). Your call may get routed to the recovery department at the bank, but don't expect to resolve anything with them at this point. They have a contract with the debt collector, and will provide you the name and contact phone number to the agen
about 1 month ago
If you have trouble getting up in the morning, here’s an app that’ll really motivate you. (To throw your phone out of the window). The CARROT app is a sentient alarm clock that pulls no punches. It wakes you up with infernally cheerful ...
If you have trouble getting up in the morning, here’s an app that’ll really motivate you. (To throw your phone out of the window). The CARROT app is a sentient alarm clock that pulls no punches. It wakes you up with infernally cheerful music, then requires you to perform a series of tasks to force you to open your eyes and concentrate. If you don’t wake up, CARROT GET ANGRY, and it will probably threaten to kill a kitten. If you do well, you score points to unlock less annoying alarm tones and tasks, such as mixing a deadly neurotoxin. You might be bleary eyed and ready to kill everyone, but your vulnerable early morning brain will become obsessed with point scoring, and you’ll feel compelled to beat the clock (literally). Once you’ve unlocked the levels, it will read you a bedtime story. Whether you like it or not. So, if you’re looking for the most abusive alarm clock in the world, CARROT can be yours for just £1.49 from the App Store. It might get you so angry that you actually get up and go into work to get away from it. Or you might just kill yourself.
about 1 month ago
Providing you aren’t a supporter of one of the Premier League’s more illustrious, well-off outfits, the final knockings of the transfer window are usually an agonizing, anxious period. Sure, it’s built up to be a day of excitement. A day...
Providing you aren’t a supporter of one of the Premier League’s more illustrious, well-off outfits, the final knockings of the transfer window are usually an agonizing, anxious period. Sure, it’s built up to be a day of excitement. A day where teams can beat the clock to secure that dramatic, big money deal. But in reality, the majority of clubs outside that distinguished bracket will be content staving off late moves for any of their top players. Everton are a club who are all too familiar with this scenario, and this upcoming window looks to be no different. Manchester United are striving to complete deals for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini before the window closes, and the general consensus seems to be that a new £40million bid will be enough to see Everton bid their star duo farewell. It is a saga that has dragged on over the course of the summer. Upon unveiling Roberto Martinez as the club’s new manager, chairman Bill Kenwright made it clear that Marouane Fellaini aside – a player who at the time had a release clause written into his contract – David Moyes would not be allowed cherrypick Everton’s top talent in his new role as Manchester United boss. Those words did little to defer Moyes, and two joint bids have followed for Baines and Fellaini. So far, Everton have stood strong and turned them both away. But the absence of a strong declaration that neither player is for sale remains outstanding, and supporters are anxious that the club may yet cash in on their two prize assets, even at this very late stage. For many Evertonians, the point of no return has long gone on this deal. The thought of negotiating with United is in itself enough to rile most Blues, with the seemingly patronizing, arrogant comments from Moyes and the “derisory and insulting” nature of the first bid still fresh in the memory. The overwhelming opinion remains that these were dirty tricks on United’s behalf that geared towards putting pressure on Everton and unsettling the duo. Perhaps the Merseyside outfit could have given United a deadline before Monday night’s official cut-off to meet their asking price, giving Martinez plenty of time to bring in replacements if a transfer was agreed. But at this juncture, a mere three days before the window shuts, many Evertonians would happily see the club point-blank refuse to sell the players. The coveted duo might be frustrated at not getting their move, but both Fellaini and Baines have conducted themselves admirably amid the speculation and there is nothing to suggest they would not continue to do so should they remain at Goodison. The early stages of the season have merely emphasized that both remain key figures in this side, and a strong show of defiance against their former boss would be welcomed by the fans. It would resonate a clear message that the club are not going to be dictated to under this new regime, just as they were not dictated to under the previous one. Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United have all been rewarded for obstinate approaches when others have tried to poach their key players, and perhaps Everton should take a leaf out of their book. But in a recent interview with Andy Hunter in The Guardian, comments from their manager will have not filled Evertonians with confidence. Martinez distanced himself from the dealings, suggesting any ongoing negotiations are now between the chairman and Manchester United: “I have told the chairman I don’t want to know anything that’s going on, I only want to know the final news if there is anything. I have had enough of ‘he said this, he said that’. This is a really sensitive situation because you’re talking of a chairman and previous manager [Moyes] who had a relationship over 11 years. A lot of things have been said in public and I don’t want to be part of that. I’m out of it.” It’s sad that the staunch, stubborn attitude emanating from Martinez in his early days as manager has been repla
about 1 month ago
If you've read Part 1 of our Lonely Island Friday finale you already know what's up. If not, you really need to go through it first in order to put this piece in perspective. CLICK HERE to see it! Now that you've experienced what many...
If you've read Part 1 of our Lonely Island Friday finale you already know what's up. If not, you really need to go through it first in order to put this piece in perspective. CLICK HERE to see it! Now that you've experienced what many folks think is happening this summer, let's look at the other side of the coin. This Digital Short was one of the earliest, funniest, and most controversial. It doesn't contain any profanity but it does deal with unexpected bodily fluids inside trousers. Again, if that is going to offend you, SKIP THIS PIECE. This is over the line from the type of material we usually present but as with Jack Sparrow, the parallels were too good not to use. If anyone is afraid the site is going to heck in a handbasket for showing this video, I'll remind you that the word "finale" means "end" and that you won't be seeing such again anytime soon. (So you better look now, eh?) We've been using Hulu.com's versions of The Lonely Island videos because they present them as seen on Saturday Night Live, including bleeps in place of profanity. This one is actually behind a registration wall, so I'm embedding the YouTube version. Last chance to shy away. Otherwise click the vid, get the song down, and read through the Blazers version below. Enjoy envisioning Blazers fans everywhere making those faces as they read about Portland's summer signings! Jizz in My Pants--Blazers Version . Lock eyes on the new depth chart Got fresh guys, oh be still my heart Cleared the roster of the lames Now we'll win twice as many games Got a guy from the Pelicans The man can defend, oh hell yes he can Think of him and I start to sigh He takes the floor and the angels cry Seven feet you can't ignore And 50 wins is now the floor The experts say he is a bore All my Blazer friends say he might be more. So I... Jizz in my pants You really may be thinking that I've gone too far I won't apologize, check his PER Destiny brought us a new superstar And now I...Jizz in my pants Run tell your friends that we've turned it around Tune in all year cuz we're gonna astound Next champions of the league has a very nice sound Now I'll go home and change . I know our whole bench crew was really sad Needed new bench guys really bad Left us heartbroken and looking for aid Surprised all you guys when we pulled a trade Four second rounders was a decent price To get a "rook" who'd been traded twice Never played too well but it's different now And we still had to spend that five mil somehow His stats are bad, yeah we've all read it Went fifth in the draft, so give him credit. Cuz I... Jizzed in my pants It's perfectly normal, nothing wrong with me He'll be tearing up the league soon, wait and see The playoffs loom and we will advance. Because I... Jizzed in my pants To be fair he rebounds a lot Plus his last interview got me bothered and hot Please stop acting like you're not impressed Two months tops and he'll be the best . Last month we got a guard As I recall it was a back-up guard Did some research really quick Saw he wasn't Nolan Smith. And I... Jizzed in my pants . Add a new SF to the growing stash Didn't cost too much, just some extra cash His three-point shot might be average at best. And I... Jizz in my pants And Batum, he might not be hurt. So I... Jizz in my pants Maybe now Meyers won't get torched on "D". And I... Jizz in my pants When the team beat the clock with the #10 pick I... Jizzed in my pants We got Earl Watson. And I... Jizzed in my pants The Moda C...I jizzed in my...OK, Seriously guys, can we...OK? . I jizz right in my pants after every Blazers move I'm not that critical, every time I will approve I get so premature, can't think realistically Just let my passion flow and justify statistically Cuz I jizz in my pants...Yes I jizz in my pants . Yeah, we went there. Methinks some of the commenters at CanisHoopus picked the wrong day to call us "Disney-like"
about 1 month ago
Sometimes it's a race getting dinner on the table. Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens shares two recipes that will beat the clock and allow you to make a home cooked meal in 30 minutes, or less. So, put down that delivery menu!
Sometimes it's a race getting dinner on the table. Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens shares two recipes that will beat the clock and allow you to make a home cooked meal in 30 minutes, or less. So, put down that delivery menu!
about 1 month ago