Cinema owner Brian Nelson waits for a movie to download into a digital projector while leaning on one of the old projectors at the Patricia Theatre in Powell River, B.C., on Nov. 2, 2013. The Patricia was founded in 1913, when it entertained customers with silent movies, vaudeville shows and even local boxing matches. (Andy Clark/Reuters)
Dear Readers: We have a major storm over the Maritimes and at the same time a meteor strike in Quebec!

police13Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department’s shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he’s reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date ……………………………, getting shot by a stun gun.
(The staff at the Perspective Research Department and the Naked News staff, has suggested that the police chief of EVERY police department get stunned a few times …………… whether they need to raise money, or not!)    ;>)

untitledSpeaking of Cops: A giant turkey is roving crosswalks in Las Vegas to squawk on drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians.
Officers dressed in Thanksgiving bird finery are walking across the road Tuesday as part of a sting operation.
It’s the fifth annual appearance of the safety mascot dubbed “Butterball One.”
Police waiting to the sides of the crosswalks are slapping drivers who don’t stop with fines starting at $191.
police21A Florida sheriff has highlighted the arrest of a local politician on drug charges with a statement that appears to reference the scandal involving embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

The Bradford County Sheriff’s drug unit recently obtained an arrest warrant for the mayor of Hampton, Fla.
Barry Layne Moore, 51, faces charges of selling a Schedule I or II drug, as well as possession of a Schedule I or II drug.
Following the arrest, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement to its official Facebook page.
“This isn’t Toronto,” Smith said in the statement. “We will not tolerate illegal drug activity, in my jurisdiction, by anyone to include our elected officials.”

untitledA NOTE HERE FOR OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS: Every year turkey dinners are ruined because cooks don’t take the proper care when determining the temperature of the bird. To help alleviate this problem we had a member of the Perspective Research Department consult well known chef Gordon Ramsey who suggested the following:.
First of all, the old method of opening the birds beak and just slipping the thermometer under its fowl tongue does not work very well, so we suggest either lifting a wing and placing the instrument underneath in the wing-pit,  or better yet, the old tried and true method of just sticking it up the birds ass!
(Your welcome!!)

imagesCAOHYWLMLara Logan, the CBS correspondent at the center of a discredited October 27 report about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is taking a leave of absence from work, the network said Tuesday.

Did you love Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock?
imagesA caricature of every bad diva boss you’ve ever had — the people who couldn’t make their own coffee, even though it was a Keurig machine, the people who demanded you literally be in two places at once, the people who threw tantrums over having to use the same pens that everyone else did.
WELL, apparently, that is actually how Alec Baldwin is in real life, which is much less amusing, sadly, and it appears that MSNBC is unamused as well and is canning his ass.

The latest report on leaked Snowden docs from Glenn Greenwald (along with Ryan Gallagher and Ryan Grim at the Huffington Post) shows how the NSA had a plan to use the porn surfing habits of certain people they didn’t like to discredit them.
1057885-Royalty-Free-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Hairy-Nude-Shy-Man-Covering-Himself-Up-With-His-ArmsIf this brings back memories of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, effectively blackmailing politicians, you’ve connected the dots.
This is why we’ve said that even people who think they’ve done nothing wrong, should be wary of the NSA spying on everyone. It’s easy to turn even legal behavior, like surfing porn, into a personal embarrassment.
How soon is too soon for festive TV specials? Your opinion hardly matters because the deluge of holiday programming has already begun.
The Oregonian reports on the seasonal tradition of Christmas-related specials that unofficially commenced with CBS’s airing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Tuesday night.

untitledFirst broadcast in 1964, the animated story of the little reindeer ostracized because of his shiny nose has more or less become the kickoff event for the annual parade of holiday TV chestnuts, along with A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the inimitable Frosty the Snowman.
But Rudolph always goes first, and this year the special aired earlier than ever before. For the record, the U.S. Thanksgiving is this weekend.
For broadcasters, these old-school holiday specials are a win-win proposition. There’s almost no cost involved in airing them and they continue to grab healthy ratings.
Case in point: Whenever CBS airs Rudolph, the network is guaranteed a U.S. viewing audience of five to six million viewers. Every single time, without fail.
The same viewer loyalty holds true in Canada, with commensurately smaller ratings, every single time Rudolph airs here on YTV and CBC. In the TV racket, Rudolph is probably as close as it comes to a sure thing.
And really, what’s not to like about Rudolph? Working off only a corny Christmas novelty song as source material, the stop-motion special has lost little of its charm over the past half-century. We love it because we grew up with it.

imagesCAD2GJFXIn some ways, Rudolph enables viewers to suspend disbelief, and how many TV shows can make that claim? Viewers are willing to look past the jerky animation style, or the fact that the Abominable Snowman looks like he was made out of carpet samples. It’s like a snow globe fantasy brought to life, and there are positive messages in the story.
Despite great adversity and a glowing honker, Rudolph learns to survive in this hard old world. Everyone else receives a message in tolerance, those horrifying misfit toys finally find a home and that tubby jerk Santa is forced to come crawling back to Rudolph in the end.
Is it any wonder that the special has inspired the musical production Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical?
Weirdly, most people can’t get to the festive programming fast enough. The Oregonian conducted an online poll asking readers whether they’d be watching Rudolph on Tuesday night. The results: 47 per cent said, “No, it’s too soon!” and 52 per cent said “Yes, I love ‘Rudolph,’ so why wait?’”
‘Tis the season.