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Snowy owl versus peregrine falcon | video | @GrrlScientist

28 December 2013 6:49 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Peregrine falcons are not Harry Potter fans.

If you live along the eastern seaboard of the United States, now is the time to look for snowy owls, Bubo scandiacus. These mostly-white owls, made famous by Harry Potter's faithful companion, Hedwig, are Arctic birds as one realises when they catch a glimpse of their thick insulative plumage -- even their feet and toes are protected with feathers. Despite this, lots of these birds are suddenly appearing in all sorts of strange places -- even in Bermuda and Hawaii!

Snowy owls are large and dramatic birds, standing two feet tall with a five-foot wingspan, making them very conspicuous. Adult males are pure white whilst the larger females retain some dark barring on their feathers. The juveniles and immatures have much heavier barring on their plumage. (Keen-eyed observers will notice that Hedwig was actually portrayed in the Harry Potter films by a number of individuals, »

- GrrlScientist

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'The Sopranos' and 'Seinfeld' top WGA's 'TV 101' list of best-written series ever

3 June 2013 6:36 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

The Sopranos was named the best-written show in television history by the Writers Guild of America, edging out an eclectic collection of some of the most beloved and admired series. Members of the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) voted online for the 101 Best Written TV Series, with David Chase’s iconic “family” drama topping Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone, All in the Family, and M*A*S*H*.

“At their core, all of these wonderful series began with the words of the writers who created them and were sustained by the writers »

- Jeff Labrecque

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26 April 2013 9:08 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


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Comedy Central Renews ‘Nathan For You’ & ‘The Jeselnik Offensive’ For 2nd Seasons

26 April 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Comedy Central has picked up freshman series The Jeselnik Offensive and Nathan For You for 10-episode second seasons. Jeselnik Offensive, executive produced by Anthony Jeselnik, head writer Tom Johnson, Krysia Plonka and Mosaic’s Christie Smith, is slated to begin in July. Nathan, executive produced by Fielder, Michael Koman and Dave Kneebone, will return in 2014. The Jeselnik Offensive, which premiered in February, features Jeselnik’s take on news ripped from the headlines of Gawker, Reddit and the places we troll for the darker, more shocking and lurid stories. The docu-reality comedy Nathan For You, which also premiered in February, features Nathan Fielder as he uses his real-life business degree and prior real-life experiences to help struggling companies with strategies that no traditional business consultant would dare to attempt.  »


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