The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 11st, 2018 morning edition

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R. Lee Ermey, best known for his Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket,” has died.

Ermey’s longtime manager announced the news via a tweet to Ermey’s official Twitter account.

“It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (‘The Gunny’) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia.

Ermey was a former U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant and honorary gunnery sergeant, and served as a drill instructor during his tenure from 1961-1972.

He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for one year until 1968, when he was moved to Vietnam and spent 14 months in country.

He had a series of other small roles until his casting in 1987’s “Full Metal Jacket.”.

Kubrick allowed Ermey to improvise and write or edit his dialogue, and he said Ermey often only needed two or three takes to finish a scene — both unusual for Kubrick films. »

Samsung Kills Headphone Jack For First Time with Galaxy A8s

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Samsung has officially launched the phone at an event in China — and it’s the first phone ever with Samsung's Infinity-O display.

After making so much fun of Apple and making its support for the 3.5-mm headphone jack one of its battle cries against the Cupertino company — the Samsung Galaxy A8s does not have a headphone jack.

Unfortunately, Samsung hasn't announced the price for the Galaxy A8s or when you'll be able to get your hands on it. »

Right to end life on Earth: Can corporations that spread climate change denialism be held liable?

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This is the question posed by the existential crisis of man-made global warming, and it is one that doesn't lend itself to an easy answer.

Certainly it can be acknowledged that man-made global warming has forced us to re-examine other verities that once underpinned the modern liberal political order.

But I would be deeply concerned about anything resembling the identification and empowerment of a Commissar of Truth.”. »

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

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I used a research methodology called token analysis to determine each artist’s vocabulary.

Perhaps their countless hours of studio time together (and RZA’s mentorship) exposed each rapper’s vocabulary to one another.

It's also worth noting that Drake, one of the most popular artists of late, is #83 on this list. »

15 reasons Mr. Rogers was best neighbor ever

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According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years.

When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town.

When the government wanted to cut public television funds in 1969, the relatively unknown Mister Rogers went to Washington. »