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January 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Apparently, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. In response to a wave of civic activism or, in some cases, cynicism, the White House announced this week that it's upping the threshold required for petitioners to receive a response from the government. As Andrew Khouri reported Wednesday, no longer will petitions that reach 25,000 online signatures trigger a response from the government. It's now 100,000 in 30 days. Thanks a lot, all 50 states. Though White House Director of Digital Strategy Macon Phillips didn't say it in his blog outlining the new policy, the more-difficult-to-reach threshold looks to be a response to a number of petitions the White House has received since President Obama was elected.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
OK, enough with the grainy footage, the first-person accounts and questionable evidence. Spike TV is looking to get to the bottom of this whole Bigfoot mystery once and for all with its next reality competition series, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. " Not surprisingly, the series, which premieres Jan. 10, hasn't attracted a whole lot of what you would call studious, academic types. Instead, you get a whole lot of angry, sexist rednecks yelling at each other in the woods. What better way to attract a notoriously camera-shy, quite probably mythical creature, than to have a bunch of people arguing in the woods?
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NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
So the yeti is a teddy? The abominable snowman is just a bear? What's next: Bigfoot is a big bobcat? Sasquatch is just a guy dressed in a gorilla suit? On Thursday, news broke that British researcher Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford, had analyzed hairs from two alleged yetis , sequenced their DNA and found a 100% match: a DNA sample from the jaw of an ancient polar bear. A bear? Really? Scientists might find that thrilling, but for those of us who dream of messing with Sasquatch ( sorry, Jack Link's!
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
So the yeti is a teddy? The abominable snowman is just a bear? What's next: Bigfoot is a big bobcat? Sasquatch is just a guy dressed in a gorilla suit? On Thursday, news broke that British researcher Bryan Sykes, a human geneticist at Oxford, had analyzed hairs from two alleged yetis , sequenced their DNA and found a 100% match: a DNA sample from the jaw of an ancient polar bear. A bear? Really? Scientists might find that thrilling, but for those of us who dream of messing with Sasquatch ( sorry, Jack Link's!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
"How cool would it be if we made a movie that looked like recovered footage from some kind of expedition gone wrong? Nobody's seen that before!" Only that sort of willful ignorance could have inspired "Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes. " There's simply no other explanation as to how filmmakers could seem so blissfully unaware of the entire cycle/glut of films that present themselves as "found footage. " "Bigfoot" wanders straight into every tired trope and trap of the conceit. By the time a character actually says, "No matter what happens, don't stop filming" the movie has long-since toppled over into some kind of mad self-parody, lost in its own hall of mirrors of awfulness.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2012 | T.L. Stanley
Imagine a hulking, growling, 8-foot-tall woodland creature so elusive that professional trackers can't find it, scientists can only speculate about it and believers can't prove -- definitively -- that it exists. Hiding deep in the forest may be your modus operandi, Bigfoot, but Hollywood and Madison Avenue are pushing you -- however reluctantly -- into the spotlight. A slew of documentary, TV and film projects including Animal Planet's current hit "Finding Bigfoot," and a Sasquatch film trilogy from "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sanchez are poised to get past the old grainy images of yesterday and give the hairy 800-pound biped a high-def close-up.
NEWS
June 28, 1987 | GLEN WARCHOL, United Press International
Sitting in an office cluttered with toy gorillas, plastic skeletons and books about primate evolution, anthropologist Grover Krantz was on the phone recently making arrangements to send casts of some rare footprints to France. It is a normal activity for a physical anthropologist whose specialty is human evolution. What is unusual is these 14 1/2-inch footprints are not those of ancient man or ape or even bear. Krantz claims that they belong to Sasquatch--also known as Big Foot.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Anyone who has visited the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City will recognize in "The Institute" a similar compendium of arbitrarily cherished objects, the transformation of everyday words into indecipherable jargon, and a heartfelt striving to reach humanity's full potential. In Spencer McCall's documentary, the key to unlocking that potential is an algorithm that will eradicate "human conflict, violence and heartbreak. " Easy-peasy. In 2008, McCall began editing "informative" videos for the Jejune Institute, a Scientology-like self-development program in San Francisco that promised "divine nonchalance," or very good luck.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2011
SUNDAY "If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook" from "The Social Network" is our pick in the newly minted best-line-from-a-movie category at the "2011 MTV Movie Awards. " "SNL's" Jason Sudeikis hosts. (MTV, VH1, 9 p.m.) Would-be cryptozoologists traipse through America's backwoods and bayous in hopes of "Finding Bigfoot" — the mythic man-beast also known as Sasquatch — in this new reality series. Do us a favor: Ask him where he buys his shoes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2008 | Cristy Lytal, Special to The Times
At 5 years old, makeup effects designer Robert Hall went to the drive-in for the first time for a double feature of "Dawn of the Dead" and "Alien." His mother had planned to cover her son's eyes, but he stared at the screen in rapt fascination. "I really was into how they blew the zombies' heads off in 'Dawn of the Dead,' " he says. "Because even at that point, I knew that it couldn't be real, and I just wanted to know how they achieved it. So it was more of an inspirational sort of outing."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Anyone who has visited the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City will recognize in "The Institute" a similar compendium of arbitrarily cherished objects, the transformation of everyday words into indecipherable jargon, and a heartfelt striving to reach humanity's full potential. In Spencer McCall's documentary, the key to unlocking that potential is an algorithm that will eradicate "human conflict, violence and heartbreak. " Easy-peasy. In 2008, McCall began editing "informative" videos for the Jejune Institute, a Scientology-like self-development program in San Francisco that promised "divine nonchalance," or very good luck.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Apparently, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. In response to a wave of civic activism or, in some cases, cynicism, the White House announced this week that it's upping the threshold required for petitioners to receive a response from the government. As Andrew Khouri reported Wednesday, no longer will petitions that reach 25,000 online signatures trigger a response from the government. It's now 100,000 in 30 days. Thanks a lot, all 50 states. Though White House Director of Digital Strategy Macon Phillips didn't say it in his blog outlining the new policy, the more-difficult-to-reach threshold looks to be a response to a number of petitions the White House has received since President Obama was elected.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
"How cool would it be if we made a movie that looked like recovered footage from some kind of expedition gone wrong? Nobody's seen that before!" Only that sort of willful ignorance could have inspired "Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes. " There's simply no other explanation as to how filmmakers could seem so blissfully unaware of the entire cycle/glut of films that present themselves as "found footage. " "Bigfoot" wanders straight into every tired trope and trap of the conceit. By the time a character actually says, "No matter what happens, don't stop filming" the movie has long-since toppled over into some kind of mad self-parody, lost in its own hall of mirrors of awfulness.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2012 | T.L. Stanley
Imagine a hulking, growling, 8-foot-tall woodland creature so elusive that professional trackers can't find it, scientists can only speculate about it and believers can't prove -- definitively -- that it exists. Hiding deep in the forest may be your modus operandi, Bigfoot, but Hollywood and Madison Avenue are pushing you -- however reluctantly -- into the spotlight. A slew of documentary, TV and film projects including Animal Planet's current hit "Finding Bigfoot," and a Sasquatch film trilogy from "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sanchez are poised to get past the old grainy images of yesterday and give the hairy 800-pound biped a high-def close-up.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2011
Abarat Absolute Midnight Clive Barker Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, $24.99, ages 13 and up In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world. The Annotated Peter Pan J.M. Barrie, edited with an introduction by Maria Tatar W.W. Norton, $39.95, all ages The tale of a forever youthful boy and his friends in a handsome edition edited by an authority on classic fairy tales.
TRAVEL
June 26, 2011 | By Michele Bigley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Full disclosure: I am no Bigfoot junkie. In fact, before strapping my mom, my 3-year-old and myself in the car and traveling north on U.S. 101 to Arcata, Calif., then swinging east on California 299 to the blink-and-you'll-miss-it town of Willow Creek, I believed all things Sasquatch were laughable at best. I knew that lots of honest folks did believe that Bigfoot or Sasquatch or, as crypto-zoologists call him, Gigantopithecus , not only exists but also thrives in Klamath River country between the Humboldt County coast and the Shasta Cascade.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2011
Abarat Absolute Midnight Clive Barker Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, $24.99, ages 13 and up In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world. The Annotated Peter Pan J.M. Barrie, edited with an introduction by Maria Tatar W.W. Norton, $39.95, all ages The tale of a forever youthful boy and his friends in a handsome edition edited by an authority on classic fairy tales.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
OK, enough with the grainy footage, the first-person accounts and questionable evidence. Spike TV is looking to get to the bottom of this whole Bigfoot mystery once and for all with its next reality competition series, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. " Not surprisingly, the series, which premieres Jan. 10, hasn't attracted a whole lot of what you would call studious, academic types. Instead, you get a whole lot of angry, sexist rednecks yelling at each other in the woods. What better way to attract a notoriously camera-shy, quite probably mythical creature, than to have a bunch of people arguing in the woods?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2011
SUNDAY "If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook" from "The Social Network" is our pick in the newly minted best-line-from-a-movie category at the "2011 MTV Movie Awards. " "SNL's" Jason Sudeikis hosts. (MTV, VH1, 9 p.m.) Would-be cryptozoologists traipse through America's backwoods and bayous in hopes of "Finding Bigfoot" — the mythic man-beast also known as Sasquatch — in this new reality series. Do us a favor: Ask him where he buys his shoes.
NEWS
January 13, 2011 | By Jimmy Orr, Los Angeles Times
NOTE:   This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday . I guess I really can’t blame my holiday weight explosion on my niece, Randi.  But all it took was one look at the Sasquatch Cyclops cookie she made for me and hopes of having a low-cal Christmas flew out the window. I thought that I could go back home and proudly eat celery stalks and lettuce while my family porked out on the normal holiday fare.
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