TIME - Top Stories
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Years after Khal Drogo was killed off of Game of Thrones , Jason Momoa's epic audition tape for the HBO fantasy drama is still making the Internet rounds. Of course, that's because of the unusual way the Justice League actor tried out for the part of the Dothraki warlord by performing a Maori haka. During a recent interview with The New York Times , Momoa revealed that his character's lack of dialogue inspired the decision to do the traditional war dance. On Game of Thrones , [Drogo] doesnt say much. So how do you convey him? Theres nothing in the script, he explained. So I said: I have this idea. Is it OK to do [a dance] before the audition?' And they were like, Oh, sure.' Then I did the Haka. It was challenging to do the audition afterward I couldnt stop my heart from beating.
TIME - News
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Years after Khal Drogo was killed off of Game of Thrones , Jason Momoa's epic audition tape for the HBO fantasy drama is still making the Internet rounds. Of course, that's because of the unusual way the Justice League actor tried out for the part of the Dothraki warlord by performing a Maori haka. During a recent interview with The New York Times , Momoa revealed that his character's lack of dialogue inspired the decision to do the traditional war dance. On Game of Thrones , [Drogo] doesnt say much. So how do you convey him? Theres nothing in the script, he explained. So I said: I have this idea. Is it OK to do [a dance] before the audition?' And they were like, Oh, sure.' Then I did the Haka. It was challenging to do the audition afterward I couldnt stop my heart from beating.
The Huffington Post
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But then every time you need an electric fix, you have to go through the monolithic infrastructure agency, maybe wait until you can schedule water/gas/electric simultaneously. Sometimes you need agencies that cross jurisdictions, like the Port Authority which coordinates transport activities that impact the NYC area with NY and NJ. Maybe guns are the poster boy for this problem. You can't regulate guns in Chicago if they are unregulated in Mike Pence's Indiana. So I would prefer a national registration system, with local authorities in charge of local regs, but then at least they would be able to look up what residents bought in another state, require training, insurance, follow the trail of guns used in crime. 4 Proposition 13, which freezes California property taxes at 1975 levels, achieves the unusual feat of being rash direct democracy (variance), and locking in an outdated policy over the long term (bias).
Adweek
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Fox has routinely used its NFC Championship Game to launch big shows, as it did last year for The X-Files return (that show drew 16.2 million viewers and a 6.1 demo rating out of the NFC game, which had an audience of 45.7 million and a 15.7 demo rating). But CBS hasnt taken the same approach; two years ago, it aired a regular episode of Scorpion after the AFC game, drawing an audience of 12.3 million and a 3.2 demo rating. The closest analogy I can think of was back [in 2010] when we did Undercover Boss out of the Super Bowl, which was unusual because it was a new show, and that was typically not our strategy in the past, said Kelly Kahl, senior evp of CBS Primetime. Undercover Boss was a broad, easy to understand concept. It was easily promoted to a broad audience in the Super Bowl, and thats the case here as well: Youre on the run, and there are people chasing you.
Ruptly TV
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A gold-plated iPhone 7 bearing the face of US President-elect Donald Trump went on sale at the Goldgenie Showroom in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, Friday, on the day of Trump's inauguration. SOT, Frank Fernando, Managing Director of Goldgenie (English): "The Trump phone was a creation by Goldgenie for a client in China, who requested that we create a very unusual, really extravagant luxury phone that she or her husband, we believe, would be able to present to President-elect [Donald] Trump. The Trump phone itself is a solid gold phone based on the Apple device, and we have then dismantled the phone in its entirety and then reassembled it, having encased the housing in eight carats of diamonds, VS1 diamonds. Following that, we then laser-engraved the whole image that you will see on the phone. All that customisation was done in the UK." SOT, Frank Fernando, Managing Director of Goldgenie (English): "The price of the phone is $151,000.
MSNBC
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Mashable
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Keon the Irish wolfhound now holds the Guinness World Record for longest tail on a dog, thanks to his massive 2.6-foot long tail, beating the previous record by about 1.7 inches. Guinness World Records visited the wolfhound and his owners at their home in Belgium to present Keon with his official certificate and to capture footage of the world's longest dog tail in motion. 'Little Rascals' recut as 'Furious 7' will make your hearts race One SNL' star woke up in an unusual place after a wild cast party Lake freezes solid for first time in 21 years Kate Hudson and James Corden get some dance lessons from the cutest toddlers Read more... More about Tail , Dog , Guinness World Records , Watercooler , and Videos
Mashable
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Live from New York, it's Aidy Bryant on the floor! The Saturday Night Live cast member stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to reminisce on some of her favorite sketches from the first half of the season and to dish on what happened at the elusive SNL writers' party. Bryant, who describes herself as a "goodie two shoes," told a hilarious anecdote from that night in which she admitted to drinking a little bit too much and ending the night passed out on the hallway floor of her apartment building. Who knew the doe-eyed SNL member was such a party animal? 'Little Rascals' recut as 'Furious 7' will make your hearts race Lake freezes solid for first time in 21 years Kate Hudson and James Corden get some dance lessons from the cutest toddlers While Trump goes off on an immediate vacation, Stephen Colbert goes off on a rant Read more... More about Late Night With Seth Meyers , Aidy Bryant , Snl , Saturday Night Live , and Watercooler
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"Their playful nature rubbed off and we saw lots of lighthearted play behavior between the three of them," said Evans. "Tiberius is in his senior years, so it's significant that his genes are now represented in the North American Zoo population." Guereza colobus are born snowy white with pink faces and blue eyes, which makes it easy for the mothers and families to see them in their native dense African rainforest canopies. However, they quickly turn to the full adult coloration by around six months. All colobus females look after each other's kids as they play around in the thick treetops. Colobus monkeys spend the majority of their time in trees. They hang and swing from branches using their four, extra long fingers like hooks. A normal thumb would hinder this activity, which explains the species' unusual adaptation. They are entirely vegetarian and equipped with a three-chambered stomach to help digest large amounts of leaves.
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The Event Chronicle
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Photographic evidence shows the monolith appears as a bright object near Stickney crater. The monolith is definitely not the product of a camera malfunction, since it casts a prominent shadow on the surface of Phobos. The available data indicates the rectangular object sits all by itself in a region devoid of other landmarks, as if it were a testament to its own controversial nature. There is nothing like it on the entire moon. This strange object brings many questions into one’s mind: who put it there and why? Does it serve any purpose? Alien supporter and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin fanned the flame even further when he said the issue warrants an investigation. We should visit the moons of Mars,” Aldrin said. “There’s a monolith there – a very unusual structure on this little potato shaped object that goes around Mars once every seven hours.
CNET Crave
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We've finally got more details on the new Netflix series featuring Barrymore as a real estate agent with some unusual yet still familiar cravings.
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The Event Chronicle
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By Covert Geopolitics The Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and has an integral part in overseeing the inauguration said Friday that he will be removed from command effective at 12:01 p.m. Jan. 20, just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president. Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz’s departure will come in the middle of the presidential ceremonyclassified as a national special security event — and while thousands of his troops are deployed to help protect the nation’s capital during an inauguration he has spent months helping to plan. “The timing is extremely unusual,” Schwartz said in an interview Friday morning, confirming a memo announcing his ouster that was obtained by The Washington Post. During the inauguration, Schwartz will command not only members of the D.C. Guard but also 5,000 unarmed troops dispatched from across the country to help.
BMW Blog
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So it's not hard to see why they folks from Carfection are a bit sad to see it go and I understand as I, too, fell for the charms of the X5 during my test of it. It's a fantastically comfortable and lovely SUV. But Alex also reckons that it makes a good city car. Typically, if you live in a big city with narrow streets, practically zero parking and monstrous traffic, you want something quite small. A MINI or a Golf would do perfect. So it's unusual to hear that a two-ton SUV with seven-seat capability would be a good city car. But it is, according to Alex, because it's so big and comfy as well as the fact the people tend to drive away from it. In a small car, other motorists might be tempted to tailgate you or sort of bully you around in traffic. But the big hulking SUV would pose more problems for other motorists if they hit it than otherwise, making people sort of back off.
Collective Evolution
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Investment trust Witan is an unusual beast. Unlike rival global funds that are run by individual managers presiding over what companies to buy and sell, it operates more like an orchestra.
PerezHilton
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Kudos to President Obama for somehow staying super professional about this dumpster fire of a transition. On Friday, CBS This Morning shared a sneak peek of the outgoing Prez's upcoming 60 Minutes episode, and it's all about Donald Trump ! For his final TV interview as Commander-In-Chief, the 55-year-old talked to reporter Steve Kroft all about how "unusual" it is to transition to a leader without any relevant experience whatsoever. Video: Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Presidential Medal Of Freedom! The darling Democrat took the high road while sounding off on the racist Republican's insane Twitter use, and warned the American people not to "underestimate" him, since he is the President-Elect (whether we like it or not). The full interview airs Sunday, January 15 at 7 p.m. on CBS . Ch-ch-check out the teaser (above) and come back Sunday for our full coverage!