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‘Lannister on a Bannister’ Is the Only Elf on the Shelf Substitute for Game of Thrones Fans

If Elf on a Shelf isn’t quite doing it for you this holiday season, Jimmy Kimmel and his show have an ideal replacement to whip your kids into behaving immediately. It’s Lannister on a Bannister, and it’s the sword-wielding, one-handed, miniature-sized Kingsguard character who Game of Thrones fans will surely appreciate.

“Elf on a Shelf is tearing our family apart right now,” Kimmel started off reflecting. But wait: “There’s a new little sentry for children of all religions,” he explained. Enter a tiny Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau himself and spewing Thrones-worthy warnings about consequences of misdeeds from his perch on a bannister in a family’s home.

“You steal that candy, and I’ll chop your hand off,” Lannister — outfitted in a festive red hat — explains to a duo of misbehaving kids attempting to sneak some jelly beans. Between regaling the kids with the thrilling Red Wedding story to casually hitting on a blonde Cersei lookalike, Lannister on a Bannister is not exactly PG holiday fun for the family. But Thrones fans will respect his commitment to character, as well as the insistence that “a Lannister always pays in installments” after the purchase of one of these unusual characters, of course.

Source: http://time.com/5063209/lannister-on-a-bannister/

‘Dear Alabama’ Goes Viral As Folks Make Heartfelt Pleas To Reject Roy Moore


Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2017/12/12/dear-alabama-twitter-trend-roy-moore_n_18791976.html

‘I’ve Got Something to Say to This Guy.’ Watch Stephen Colbert React to the New York Bomb Attack

Stephen Colbert weighed in on the New York City bomb attack Monday, during his nightly monologue on the Late Show aired only hours after the 27-year-old suspect was arrested.

Colbert began by acknowledging the “scary morning in New York City.”

Around 7:20 a.m. on Monday, a man authorities later identified as Akayed Ullah partially detonated an improvised explosive device that was attached to his body at an underground walkway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square. At least four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the blast, which also caused panic among morning commuters.

Officials said the suspect was acting alone and was inspired by ISIS, though he did not have direct contact with the group.

Colbert remarked that the suspect was a resident of Brooklyn, so “used only locally sourced handmade artisanal bomb parts.” The comedian then advised that it would take more than Monday’s blast to rattle New York City commuters.

"I've got something to say to this guy." – Stephen Colbert reacts to this morning's bombing in New York City. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/j1sP14cPaJ

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 12, 2017

“I’ve got something to say to this guy,” Colbert said. “Seriously? You tried to terrorize New York subway commuters? Nice try.”

“New York commuters don’t even flinch when the subway break dancers kick two inches away from their face. They have to battle rats for their seats, which, for the record, you should only give up if the rat is pregnant,” he added.

Source: http://time.com/5059985/stephen-colbert-reaction-new-york-bomb/

‘I’ve Got Something to Say to This Guy.’ Watch Stephen Colbert React to the New York Bomb Attack

Stephen Colbert weighed in on the New York City bomb attack Monday, during his nightly monologue on the Late Show aired only hours after the 27-year-old suspect was arrested.

Colbert began by acknowledging the “scary morning in New York City.”

Around 7:20 a.m. on Monday, a man authorities later identified as Akayed Ullah partially detonated an improvised explosive device that was attached to his body at an underground walkway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square. At least four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the blast, which also caused panic among morning commuters.

Officials said the suspect was acting alone and was inspired by ISIS, though he did not have direct contact with the group.

Colbert remarked that the suspect was a resident of Brooklyn, so “used only locally sourced handmade artisanal bomb parts.” The comedian then advised that it would take more than Monday’s blast to rattle New York City commuters.

"I've got something to say to this guy." – Stephen Colbert reacts to this morning's bombing in New York City. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/j1sP14cPaJ

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 12, 2017

“I’ve got something to say to this guy,” Colbert said. “Seriously? You tried to terrorize New York subway commuters? Nice try.”

“New York commuters don’t even flinch when the subway break dancers kick two inches away from their face. They have to battle rats for their seats, which, for the record, you should only give up if the rat is pregnant,” he added.

Source: http://time.com/5059985/stephen-colbert-reaction-new-york-bomb/

Allison Janney ‘thrilled’ about her Golden Globe nomination for ‘I, Tonya’

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Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-et-golden-globes-2018-nominations-allison-janney-thrilled-about-her-1513012000-htmlstory.html

The Walking Dead Just Sealed the Fate of One of Its Most Important Characters

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Season 8 of The Walking Dead.

After surviving more than seven seasons of walker ambushes, food rations and fatal games of eeny, meeny, miny, moe, it seems that Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) has finally met his end on The Walking Dead.

In the final scene of Sunday’s mid-season finale, Carl revealed to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) that he had been bitten by a walker at some point in the time leading up to the Saviors’ attack on Alexandria.

Past characters have been able to sidestep death by walker-bite by amputating their bitten limbs. However, Carl’s wound is on his side, meaning his fate is all but sealed.

Even showrunner Scott M. Gimple seemed to admit that while Carl still has an imprtant role to play, he isn’t long for the world of TWD. “It will play out as bites play out on the show,” Gimple said during a post-episode appearance on The Talking Dead. “I’m just focused on the fact that right now Carl is alive and he has some business to attend to… But that is a one-way ticket.”

Carl is one of the few remaining original characters on The Walking Dead and as Rick’s son, has often served as a grounding presence for the show’s lead. “Finding some way forward, that’s more,” Carl explained to his dad in a flashback that hinted at what was to come in Sunday’s episode. “That’s something more. That’s how it’s gotta be.”

The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its eighth season in February.

Source: http://time.com/5057981/the-walking-dead-mid-season-8-finale-carl-bit/

NERD & Future Highlight Police Brutality & Violence In New Video ‘1000’

NERD & Future Highlight Police Brutality & Violence In New Video '1000'  BillboardNERD and Future Tackle Police Brutality in New Video  MTV UKWatch NERD's Politically Charged New '1000' Video  RollingStone.comFull coverage

Source: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8061766/nerd-future-1000-video

Sansa Stark Just Answered One of Your Biggest Game of Thrones Questions

Although many Game of Thrones fans were more than happy to see Littlefinger meet his end in the season eight finale, it seems that Sansa Stark may struggle to come to terms with the loss of her longtime guardian.

In an interview with Variety that was published on Wednesday, Sophie Turner — who plays the eldest Stark daughter — shed some light on the lingering question of how her character will manage without Littlefinger at her side.

“It’s going to be tricky for her, because at the end of last season, she felt that she had everything set up. She had her family back together. They were in control of the North again,” the X-Men: Dark Phoenix star explained. “This season, there’s a new threat, and all of a sudden she finds herself somewhat back in the deep end. And without Littlefinger, it’s a test for her of whether she can get through it. It’s a big challenge for her, without this master manipulator having her back. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight.”

However, when pressed to reveal if that passion would be directed at combatting the Night King and his army of wights, Turner was a bit less forthcoming. “Well, I don’t know,” she said. “We’ll have to see.”

Source: http://time.com/5053939/game-of-thrones-sophie-turner-sansa-stark-season-8-fate/

This Black Hole Just Let Scientists Look Back in Time to the Dawn of Creation

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.

It’s the farthest black hole ever found.

A team led by the Carnegie Observatories‘ Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar dating to 690 million years of the Big Bang. That means the light from this quasar has been traveling our way for more than 13 billion years.

Banados said the quasar provides a unique baby picture of the universe, when it was just 5 percent of its current age.

It would be like seeing photos of a 50-year-old man when he was 2 1/2 years old, according to Banados.

“This discovery opens up an exciting new window to understand the early universe,” he said in an email from Pasadena, California.

Quasars are incredibly bright objects deep in the cosmos, powered by black holes devouring everything around them. That makes them perfect candidates for unraveling the mysteries of the earliest cosmic times.

The black hole in this newest, most distant quasar is 800 million times the mass of our sun.

Much bigger black holes are out there, but none so far away — at least among those found so far. These larger black holes have had more time to grow in the hearts of galaxies since the Big Bang, compared with the young one just observed.

Illustration by Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Science

“The new quasar is itself one of the first galaxies, and yet it already harbors a behemoth black hole as massive as others in the present-day universe,” co-author Xiaohui Fan of the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory said in a statement.

Around the time of this newest quasar, the universe was emerging from a so-called Dark Ages. Stars and galaxies were first appearing and their radiation ionizing the surrounding hydrogen gas to illuminate the cosmos.

Banados suspects there are more examples like this out there, between 20 and 100.

“The newfound quasar is so luminous and evolved that I would be surprised if this was the first quasar ever formed,” Banados said. “The universe is enormous and searching for these very rare objects is like looking for the needle in the haystack.”

Only one other quasar has been found in this ultra-distant category, despite extensive scanning. This newest quasar beats that previous record-holder by about 60 million years.

Still on the lookout, astronomers are uncertain how close they’ll get to the actual beginning of time, 13.8 billion years ago.

Banados and his team used the Carnegie’s Magellan telescopes in Chile, supported by observatories in Hawaii, the American Southwest and the French Alps.

Source: http://time.com/5052715/black-hole-discovery/

A musical saint and her discontents at the Monday Evening Concerts

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The first composer in the Western canon whose name we know and whose voice continues to exert considerable contemporary resonance was a woman — the 12th century Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen.

Her music remained unknown for 800 years, but within the last few decades she, her mystical visions,...

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-et-cm-monday-evening-concert-review-20171206-story.html

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