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Gillmor Gang: Off the Wall

Most of us count the golden age of Michael Jackson’s career with the Quincy Jones produced global smashes of Thriller and Bad. Fueled by the stream of videos and multi-single releases (5 on Bad), the records dominated the charts, radio, and MTV. But the real breakthrough came just before with Jackson’s first solo record Off the Wall. Born in the thrall of the Disco Era, it wasn’t hip, a surrender to the feel of funk meets MGM. But in the mountains around Woodstock, we couldn’t pry this record...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Video, Hbo, Siri, Tech, Mtv, Gillmor Gang, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Miller, Woodstock


"No one was better at stringing out a joke between its setup and its punch line. The purest instance of the skill might be his famous 'moth' routine..."

"... in which he took a lame stock joke ('A moth goes into a podiatrist’s office . . .') and, by delivery alone, built a three-minute meta-gag on top of it, working his audience all the way. We weren’t far into our interview when I realized I had made the rookie mistake of taking Macdonald’s deadbeat persona as his real world view. It was and wasn’t. Early on, he charmed me by noting, in an offhand way, that he’d needed glasses all his life but, after losing his first childhood pairs, stopped b...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Nathan Heller, Norm Macdonald, Tolstoy, Conan O'brien, MacDonald, Ann Althouse, Eyeglasses, Tolstoy From Norm Macdonald


WTF with Marc Maron Podcast with Guest Norm Macdonald from 2011

The post WTF with Marc Maron Podcast with Guest Norm Macdonald from 2011 appeared first on Jumbo Dump.
Tags: Video, Wtf, Humor, Norm Macdonald, MacDonald, Marc Maron


Norm Macdonald made you laugh by doing almost nothing | David Baddiel

The standup, most famous for Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, could make the familiar feel strange and newNorm Macdonald, former SNL cast member, dies at 61It was Frank Skinner who first brought my attention to Norm Macdonald. Years ago – I can’t remember how, as this was before YouTube – he showed me a clip of a matinee idol-looking man at the Montreal comedy festival, doing a bit about lying. But a very specific element of lying. “You ever lie for no reason at all?” he says, in his impos...
Tags: Conan, Montreal, David Baddiel, Norm Macdonald, Billy Connolly, MacDonald, Dostoevsky, Norm, Frank Skinner, Eric Morecambe


The Morning Watch: Seth Meyers Remembers Norm Macdonald, Stan & Ollie: Fact Or Fiction & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, listen to Seth Meyers pay tribute to former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald after the comedian passed away yesterday. Plus, see how accurate the movie "Stan & Ollie" was in telling the stor...
Tags: Movies, News, Youtube, Harry Potter, Seth Rogen, Tbs, Seth Meyers, Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Coogan, Norm Macdonald, John C Reilly, Stan Lauren, Laurel, Stan Ollie, Oliver Hardy, MacDonald


10 Things in Politics: Newsom survives California recall

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Gov. Gavin Newsom survived a recall attempt in CaliforniaThe warden of Leavenworth federal prison left following an Insider investigationAmerica's top general reportedly went behind Trump's back to warn ChinaWi...
Tags: South Korea, Florida, New York, Texas, Congress, California, North Korea, White House, China, Boston, US, America, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap


The 5 Greatest Norm Macdonald Moments

Norm Macdonald has passed away. The beloved and undeniably distinctive comedian was 61 years old and recently lost his quiet battle to cancer. The fact that the man, known for his dry sense of humor and fearless approach to comedy, opted not to disclose his battle with cancer is very much in character. Macdonald once said this of battles with cancer:A draw for him, a loss for the rest of us here on Earth. There are few people I have ever found to be funnier than Macdonald. That dry delivery. The...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Conan, Will Ferrell, Burt Reynolds, Alex Trebek, Bob Saget, Norm Macdonald, O J Simpson, Conan O Brien, Reynolds, MacDonald, David Koechner, Carrot Top, Artie Lange


Hollywood Pays Tribute to Norm Macdonald: ‘One of the Greatest Comedians to Have Ever Lived’

When news broke on Tuesday that Norm Macdonald had died, comedians, actors and writers took to social media to mourn and remember the life of the famed “Saturday Night Live” alum. Macdonald died of cancer at age 61 after a private struggle with the disease. Macdonald was best known for starring on “Saturday Night Live” […]
Tags: News, Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, Norm Macdonald, Direct, MacDonald, Hollywood Pays Tribute


Norm Macdonald Passes Away After Private Cancer Battle

Comedian and Saturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald has passed away after a private battle with cancer. It’s been revealed that Macdonald had been battling cancer for nine years and decided to keep his struggle private. He passed away earlier today. “He was most proud of his comedy,” producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra said to Deadline. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke shou...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Obituary, Norm Macdonald, MacDonald, Norm, Movie News, Lori Jo Hoekstra


Norm Macdonald, Comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star, Dies at 61

Norm Macdonald, the deadpan comedian, actor, writer and “Saturday Night Live” star, has died after a private battle with cancer, Variety has confirmed. He was 61. Macdonald’s cancer diagnosis was kept secret from the public, but he battled it for nine years. The comedian got his start in showbiz as a writer on “Roseanne” in […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, People News, Saturday Night Live, Norm Macdonald, MacDonald


Norm Macdonald, Legendary Comedian And SNL Star, Dead At 61

Norm Macdonald, the brilliant comedian known for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and movies such as "Billy Madison," has died. He was 61 years old. Macdonald had reportedly been battling cancer quietly for the last nine years.According to Deadline, Macdonald's passing has been confirmed by his management company, Brillstein Entertainment. Lori Jo Hoekstra, a longtime friend to Macdonald, as well as his producing partner, said the following:"He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Mike Tyson, Adam Sandler, Norm Macdonald, O J Simpson, MacDonald, Norm, Quebec City Quebec, Roseanne, Billy Madison, SlashFilm, Brillstein, Lori Jo Hoekstra


Norm Macdonald, comedian and former SNL cast member, dies at 61

The Canadian star known for his laconic, deadpan style died of cancer after a previously unshared diagnosis nine years agoNorm Macdonald, the Canadian stand-up comic and Saturday Night Live cast member known for his deadpan delivery, died of cancer Tuesday at age 61.The comedian had been living with cancer in private for nearly a decade, according to his longtime friend and producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra, who was with him when he died. “He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra told Deadlin...
Tags: Comedy, Television, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Saturday Night Live, Norm Macdonald, MacDonald, Norm, Hoekstra, TV Comedy, Lori Jo Hoekstra


Comedian Norm Macdonald, who was a cast member on ‘SNL,’ dies at 61

By Jordan Moreau | Variety LOS ANGELES — Norm Macdonald, the deadpan comedian, actor, writer and “Saturday Night Live” star, has died after a private battle with cancer, Variety has confirmed. He was 61. Macdonald’s cancer diagnosis was kept secret from the public, but he battled it for nine years. “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him,” his friend and producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, told CNN in a stat...
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Geronimo’s owner says UK government 'planned to murder' alpaca – video

After a four-year legal battle, Helen Macdonald gave an emotional statement after her alpaca was forcibly removed from his home in Gloucestershire and put down. Macdonald said the UK government did not engage in good faith and that 'all the time they were simply planning to murder Geronimo'.She went on to accuse the government of falsifying Geronimo’s positive bovine tuberculosis test, and that she would not accept the postmortem results if there was not an independent witness present Geronimo t...
Tags: Politics, UK, Animals, UK News, Farming, Animal Welfare, Rural affairs, Gloucestershire, MacDonald, Geronimo, Helen Macdonald, Bovine tuberculosis


Explaining a billion-year gap in the fossil record

The Great Unconformity is a mysterious interruption in the fossil record around the world.The atoms trapped inside rock at the interruption's boundaries indicate what might have caused this odd geologic timeline anomaly.The answer might be worldwide geologic chaos caused by the formation and breakup of ancient supercontinent Rodinia. It is called the "Great Unconformity," and it has puzzled geologists ever since it was first noticed in the walls of the Grand Canyon by famed geologist John Wesle...
Tags: Geology, Innovation, Archaeology, Himalayas, Flowers, Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, Planet, Darwin, University of California Santa Barbara, Pangaea, MacDonald, Ancient World, Francis MacDonald, John Wesley Powell, Pikes Peak Colorado


2021 Leadville 100 Mile Results: Hughes and Macdonald Win

The post 2021 Leadville 100 Mile Results: Hughes and Macdonald Win appeared first on iRunFar. On Saturday morning at 4 a.m., the Leadville 100 Mile began in downtown Leadville, Colorado. 678 runners left the starting line to run 100 miles through the Rocky Mountains. The front of the race was tight from the get-go with champions and first-timers all vying for first place through the first few aid stations. The men’s finishers came into the finish starting at around 8 p.m. Saturday night, with th...
Tags: News, Sport, Races, Moab, Running, Rocky Mountains, Hughes, Harrison, Lake County, MacDonald, Nick Clark, Flaherty, Winfield, Leadville, Sharman, Leadville Colorado


Thursday Thinkpiece: Constitutional Pariah–Reference Re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Constitutional Pariah: Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament Author: Emmett Macfarlane ISBN: 9780774866224 Publisher: UBC Press Series: Landmark Cases in Canadian Law Page Count: 198 Publ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Conservative, House Of Lords, Canada, United States, House, House Of Commons, Liberal party, Parliament, Liberal, North America, Smith, Quebec, Brian Mulroney, Justin Trudeau


Comic Jamie MacDonald on being creative and blind: ‘It’s triumph with – not over – adversity’

In new BBC show Blind Ambition, MacDonald and Jamie O’Leary meet artists who have lost their sight – including a rapper, a photographer and a wood turner ‘who still has all his fingers’I’m a blind standup comedian, currently co-starring in the BBC Two documentary Blind Ambition. As the title suggests, the show is about blindness. But please don’t think this is a violins, tissues at the ready, “oh didn’t they do well” type of documentary. The show creator and Essex wide boy Jamie O’Leary wanted t...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Activism, Documentary, Society, Bbc, Disability, Culture, Television & radio, New York Times, Factual TV, Essex, Blindness and visual impairment, MacDonald, Jamie MacDonald, Jamie O'Leary


Top U.S. Golf Courses By Region – West

Top U.S. Golf Courses by region Fundamentally, ranking golf courses is a subjective exercise. Better players often prefer more challenging layouts. Less skilled golfers might appreciate wider fairways with fewer forced carries. That said, the validity of any individual review isn’t tied to whether that golfer has a degree in golf course architecture or a preference for certain types of grasses. If you’re a golfer, your opinion matters. To build our list of the best golf destinations, we turned ...
Tags: Sport, United States, Golf, Nevada, Pacific Coast Highway, Southeast, Wolf, MacDonald, California Oregon, West Region, Pasatiempo Golf Club, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Utah Idaho, News & Opinion, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort


A new start after 60: ‘I was sick, tired and had lost myself – until I took up bodybuilding at 71’

Joan Macdonald faced growing health problems when she began lifting weights, shattering preconceptions about what’s possible in your eighth decadeJoan Macdonald has not always looked like a bodybuilder. At 71, she weighed 90kg (14st 4lb), and had rising blood pressure and kidney troubles. She was also on medication for cholesterol and acid reflux, and her doctor wanted to double the dose.Her daughter, Michelle, expressed Macdonald’s dilemma bluntly. “You’re going to end up like your mother did i...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Older people, Ageing, Michelle, MacDonald, Joan MacDonald


A new start after 60: ‘I was sick, tired and had lost myself – until I began lifting weights at 71’

Joan Macdonald faced growing health problems when she began lifting weights, shattering preconceptions about what’s possible in your eighth decadeJoan Macdonald has not always looked like a bodybuilder. At 71, she weighed 90kg (14st 4lb), and had rising blood pressure and kidney troubles. She was also on medication for cholesterol and acid reflux, and her doctor wanted to double the dose.Her daughter, Michelle, expressed Macdonald’s dilemma bluntly. “You’re going to end up like your mother did i...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Older people, Ageing, Michelle, MacDonald, Joan MacDonald


YouTube’s newest monetization tool lets viewers tip creators for their uploads

YouTube announced its latest feature, Super Thanks, on Tuesday. This is YouTube’s fourth Paid Digital Good, which is what the platform calls any product that lets fans directly pay creators. So far, these tools include Super Chat, Super Stickers, and channel subscriptions — but Super Thanks is YouTube’s first of these features that allows fans to tip creators for individual uploaded videos, rather than livestreams. If a viewer wants to show extra appreciation for a video, they can pay creators w...
Tags: Google, Apps, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Digital Media, Livestreaming, Twitch, Video Hosting, MacDonald, YouTube Partner Program, Mass Media, Barbara Macdonald


State Supreme Court Candidate Sanctioned By State Supreme Court

Neither laches nor the First Amendment insulated a former candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court from professional discipline, according to the Minnesota Supreme Court MacDonald first asserts the defense of laches. She argues that the Director unfairly delayed by waiting... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, MacDonald, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Adorable Divoom pixel art speaker surprisingly solid and "incredible fun"

I ordered the Divoom pixel art speaker [Amazon] on the strength of Cheyenne MacDonald's fascinating slideshow review for Input: "I tried the speaker all the UwU girls have and fell in love." It's a retro-themed bluetooth speaker with a programmable 16×16 LED display and a six-key mechanical keyboard that comes in six mostly-adorable colors, and it's to be found all over teen Instagram and Tik Tok. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Housewares, Retro, Cheyenne, MacDonald


Getting over ‘get over it’ on history

Every family has secrets; the great unspoken we all know are there but dare not mention. It might have been an affair resulting in a love child, or a gay uncle back when that was considered a crime against nature. Maybe it was a long-ago stretch in jail or any of a million human foibles families shove into the deepest, darkest corner of our collective closets. Nations have secrets, too, and not just the classified kind involving nuclear codes. For millions of Americans, one of our country’s ugli...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Joe Biden, First Nations, Canada, Soccer, Biden, White, Black, Doug Mcintyre, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, Golden State, Dodgers


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Lu v Shen, 2020 BCSC 490 (CanLII) [42] It is the role of pleadings to serve as the frame for an action. Properly drawn, they precisely define the issues the court will be asked to decide, they advise the other party of the case to be met, they determine the extent of pre-trial procedures...
Tags: Law, Canada, Kent, Bain, MacDonald, Lu, HRP, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Bissonnette, Belzil, Sze Hang Holding Inc, Atlantic Waste Systems Ltd, Jeffrey W Lem Rosemary Bocska


The 5 best creatine supplements of 2021 to improve your workouts

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Creatine supplements can help you work out harder and for longer and shed fat, according to studies. Our experts agree powdered creatine monohydrate supplements are the best option. The right creatine supplement for you depends on your goals, needs, and budget. Creatine is one of the most popular workout supplements - but it's also one of the most well-proven supplements to improve sprint performance, maximal strength and power, and lean body mass, explain...
Tags: Reviews, Cook, Germany, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Fda, Parkinson, ATP, NSF, MacDonald, Thorne, Asche, CSSD, Martin MacDonald, Insider Picks


McDonald’s cooks, cashiers strike for higher wages and protest alleged lack of safeguards

McDonald’s cooks and cashiers held a one-day strike in Los Angeles on Wednesday to call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage at all locations and to protest the company’s alleged failure to protect workers from sexual harassment, workplace violence and exposure to COVID-19. The workers, who are part of the Fight For $15 movement, walked off the job in 15 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Miami, Tampa and Orlando, among others. The L.A. strike was held at a McDonald’s at 1311 Was...
Tags: Business, News, Protest, Workplace, Safety, Restaurants, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Orlando, Southern California, McDonald, Santa Clarita, MacDonald


Lyn Macdonald, Who Preserved The Voices Of WWI Soldiers, 91

Macdonald was a producer for the BBC in 1973 when she “was given what she thought would be a one-off journalistic assignment: to accompany a group of World War I veterans from a British rifle brigade on a final pilgrimage to the battlefields of France.” She interviewed more than 600 veterans and wrote seven books about their experiences, popularizing and changing military history. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Bbc, People, MacDonald, Lyn Macdonald, 05.08.21


Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (May 3, 2021) – Detroit Red Wings goaltender Thomas Greiss and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System regional director of pharmacy Joanne MacDonald have been named the NHL’s “First Stars” for the week ending May 2. Throughout the 2020-21 season the NHL is celebrating the remarkable efforts of the off-ice stars who make it possible for us to play our games amid a pandemic by honoring frontline healthcare heroes from the regions represented by the League’s weekly and monthly “Stars.” Mac...
Tags: New York, Sport, Michigan, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, MacDonald, Thomas Greiss, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, First Stars, Joanne MacDonald, Stars MacDonald