The 178-run victory not only handed the hosts an unassailable 2-0 series lead, but also allowed them to climb back to the top of the ICC Test rankings chart Related Items
Donaire scores KO win for WBSS finals Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Magnolia won a defensive battle for the ages with Rain or Shine on Sunday night, and as a reward for all the hard work, the Hotshots get a chance at winning the title every team in the PBA cherishes the most—and against a team that handled them fairly well in the Finals last season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Rafi Reavis hit some crucial points in the stretch and grabbed the most important offensive board of the night, helping the Hotshots gut out a 63-60 overtime win over the Elasto Painters at Mall of Asia Arena to advance to the title series.It was the lowest-scoring playoff game in league history, with regulation ending at 55-all and the Painters bungling an opportunity to win it right there.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMagnolia trailed by as large as 17 and needed to dig deep—and play its best defense in the conference—to get back in the fight and eventually steal this one in the end.“We found a way. We were down. And I really didn’t know how we were able to come back,” an ecstatic Chito Victolero said in Filipino after leading the franchise to its 30th Finals appearance and a shot at its 15th title. LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments “I loved our grit, I loved our resiliency. Giving up was farthest from our minds.”There were only four players from both teams combined that scored in twin digits, with Reavis finishing with eight that went with 20 rebounds and three blocks. San Miguel has won this conference an unprecedented four straight years and would be willing to add Magnolia as a footnote in extending that streak.Victolero acknowledges being the underdog—again—but vows to give it their all.“Nothing is impossible,” he said as the best-of-seven series starts Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. “My players will be ready. We’ll give them a good fight.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah today hailed the widows who celebrated Holi in Vrindavan and said all temples must be opened for women to enter. More than a thousand widows in Vrindavan broke from tradition to celebrate Holi at an ancient temple in the Uttar Pradesh town.Describing it as a “wonderful thing”, the National Conference leader and former Union minister said, “I think we all should be proud that this is happening. It is a great thing and India is moving forward in a positive manner.””I think this is a great thing that temples are opening up for women. They are a part of this nation and if you want women’s empowerment, then it is vitally important that all temples must be opened to women,” he added.On the terror attack in Brussels, he said the world should unite to fight the menace of terrorism.”The world has realised that terrorism is the greatest threat. When we were telling them that terrorism is a factor that will affect you, they did not believe us. Today, those words must be vibrating in their ears.”The threat to this world is the terrorist and a terrorist has no religion, he has one aim… to only pick a target and blow it up,” he said, adding that the world “must get together and form a united front to fight terrorists”.Replying to a question on the indication of the end of the deadlock in government formation between BJP and PDP, he said, “There should be a positive outcome. We have been waiting for so many months for them to form the government. We hope they will form the government”.advertisementAsked what he feels about the government that would be formed in the state, he said, “They will form the government; whether it will be good or bad ask me after one year.”On the statement by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav that cricket was a “slave’s game”, he said that sports should be seen as sports.”I don’t think I need to mention the name, but I think sport is sport whether it’s cricket, golf, tennis, hockey or any other game and we are proud Indians that we have an excellent (cricket) team and we hope that we will win the present World T20 tournament,” he said.
You might be a little biased if asked to decide who looked better between the evergreen Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene and the gorgeous Sagarika Ghatge.Honestly, even we shared your doubt the moment we saw Madhuri strutting down in a black dress that turned out to be exactly the one that was donned by Sagarika a while ago.Both the actresses looked beautiful in their respective ensembles, making it hard for us to choose one over the other.To begin with, the perfect blend of the classy and ethnic in this Rahul Mishra creation, in itself, grabs one’s attention. Perhaps, there couldn’t be a more soothing combination of multi-coloured floral embroidery on the sheer, long shrug, thrown over a skirt and top ensemble.Photo: Yogen Shah While we are already enamoured of the dress itself, what added further to the charm was the absolute elegance with which both the actresses pulled off the attire.Also Read: Madhuri Dixit Nene in this black jumpsuit is a sight you cannot miss Madhuri, who was attending the UNICEF Radio 4 Child Awards 2017, matched her dress with pretty-looking drop-down earrings and a huge ring.Picture courtesy: Instagram/sagarikaghatge While Madhuri sported straightened hair with her dress, Sagarika wore them in loose, wavy curls. She paired her dress with a pendant and detailed, drop-down earrings by Shruti Sharma.It is interesting to see how both of them saved themselves the risk of going over-the-top with this intricately embroidered gown, ensuring that nothing stole away the appeal the dress had. Both Madhuri and Sagarika kept their look simple with minimal makeup, with only different shades of lip colour. While Sagarika went for a more subtle, pink shade, Madhuri sported a dark lip colour with her outfit.advertisementWe are yet to decide who among the two actresses did greater justice to the dress. What do you think?
The Girls Make Your Move Supporters Toolkit has been launched to provide free resources for you to use to compliment your own promotions, while also supporting the initiative. This toolkit comes on the back of the Girls Make Your Move initiative launched earlier this year by the Australian Department of Health. The campaign aims to encourage and support young women to be physically active. The Supporters Toolkit provides infographics, posters, images, web badges and social media content in support of the campaign and can be found through the â€˜Get Involvedâ€™ page of the campaign website (listed below). Touch Football Australia is right behind the campaign and encourages all women to get active, have fun and enjoy participating in sport.If you would like more information on how to support the campaign please visit:www.australia.gov.au/girlsmoveRelated LinksGirls Make Your Move
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andrei Pyatov warns Man City: Shakhtar Donetsk always play to winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveShakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Andrei Pyatov insists they’re capable of beating Champions League opponents Manchester City.Shakhtar host the English champions tonight.Pyatov said, “I am not a soothsayer, but I know that Shakhtar always plays for victory. “Therefore, obviously, we will go for the maximum result. But we understand with whom we will play. “Tomorrow we will see everything: which of the two will do better and who will deserve the victory.”
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday, chaired by the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal approved seven new destinations for Mukhyamantri Tirath Yatra Yojana. “In addition to the already functional five routes approved by the council of ministers earlier, the following seven routes are to be added to this scheme: Rameshwaram- Madurai, Tirupati, Dwarkadhish, Jagannath Puri-Konark-Bhubaneshwar, Shirdi, Ujjain and Bodh Gaya,” noted a statement from the government. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt has also been decided that in the existing Ajmer-Pushkar tour, Haldi Ghati destination will be added. “In addition to Three Tier AC Train, AC accommodation may also be provided wherever possible. Further, wherever yatris are required to be transported through buses, the same may be by 2X2 AC coaches wherever possible,” noted the statement. The statement added that apart from the area MLA, any of the ministers in the Delhi Government and chairman, Tirth Yatra Vikas Samiti, Delhi government, may issue such a certificate irrespective of the constituency in which the applicant resides. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsEarlier, the cabinet approved the Revenue Department’s proposal to begin the scheme titled Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana to enable 1,100 senior citizens from each Assembly Constituency per year to undertake free pilgrimages, the expenses for which will be borne by the government. It is proposed that a total of 77,000 pilgrims will be able to avail this facility every year. In case applicants won’t be able to undertake the pilgrimage, he/she has to provide intimation upto seven days before the travel date. Otherwise, he/she shall not be eligible to apply under this scheme again. All application forms are available online and shall be filed online either through Office of Divisional Commissioner or office of respective MLA or office of Tirth Yatra Committee. The selection of pilgrims will be done through draw of lots and respective area MLA will have to certify the residents as belonging to Delhi. All other modalities will be specified in the final notification. “This son of yours will send you on at least one tirth yatra in your lifetime. Your government has done a lot of development work over the last four-and-a-half years, but sending our senior citizens on a tirth yatra is one of the closest things to my heart,” said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal while launching the scheme earlier this month.
APTN National NewsThe third sitting has begun for the country’s youngest Inuit government.Earlier this month, the Nunatsiavut government in Labrador elected its executive council for the next four years.APTN’s Ossie Michelin was in Hopedale for the swearing-in of the new members and brings this story.
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And he told a B.C. Supreme Court jury that he only ended up being the captain after the other passengers on the vessel asked him to take them to Canada. “You got ripped off by the organizers of the ship, didn’t you?” said Hough.“I cannot understand what you mean,” said Emmanuel.“You must feel you were taken advantage of by being charged US$15,000 to get on the ship,” said Hough. A prosecutor suggested Tuesday that a man accused of helping smuggle 492 Tamils into Canada in 2010 was “ripped off” when he ended up being the captain of the vessel that brought the migrants across the Pacific Ocean, the Vancouver Sun reported.Lesly Emmanuel, one of four men on trial, on Monday testified that he had paid US$15,000 as a deposit to be a passenger aboard the MV Sun Sea when it left Thailand for Canada in July 2010. “You must have been very angry when you ended up being the captain of the ship,” Crown counsel Charles Hough said during his cross-examination of Emmanuel on Tuesday.“More than angry, I was deeply concerned about the people on the ship,” said Emmanuel. The Sri Lankan man claimed that he feared for his life if he returned to his home country, where a war had been raging. “The situation was such that my life was in danger in Sri Lanka and I was a refugee and I needed to go to a safe place,” said Emmanuel. The accused testified that he got the US$15,000 from an uncle, who travelled to Bangkok to hand the money over to him. Under questioning from Hough, he said he initially kept the money in a room where he was staying.Asked whether he was concerned about having so much money in his room, he said it wasn’t a problem because the students he was staying with went to school and he would stay at the home.When he left the home, he took the cash with him, carrying it in a backpack, on a trip to the library, he said. Earlier Tuesday, Hough suggested that Emmanuel was motivated to come to Canada by a desire to make more money.“You wanted to go to a western country so that you could make a lot more money than you could make in Malaysia or Thailand, isn’t that correct?” said Hough.“That’s a completely wrong statement,” said Emmanuel.Hough also suggested that Emmanuel wasn’t facing any persecution when he got on-board the MV Sun Sea in 2010 for the voyage across the Pacific.Emmanuel, 42, said that the political situation in Thailand was bad, but Hough pointed out that he wasn’t being mistreated in Thailand.“If anybody suspected me, there was a possibility of anything happening,” said Emmanuel.“But you had a six-month tourist visa, you were there legally in Thailand,” said Hough, who added that Emmanuel wasn’t being mistreated in Malaysia, where he was living before moving to Thailand.“I would have been mistreated,” said Emmanuel.“When you got on the MV Sun Sea, you hadn’t set foot in Sri Lanka in nine years?” said Hough.“In 2006, war started all over again,” replied Emmanuel, who eventually agreed he had not been in Sri Lanka since 2001.The accused, who made a refugee claim when he came to Canada and is currently working at a restaurant in Vancouver, is expected to continue his testimony Wednesday. (Colombo Gazette)
A biological team from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) inspected two sites of the State Company for Drugs and Medical Appliances Marketing, which imports, among other things, medical equipment and supplies.The first is located at Al Addile, about 10 kilometres northwest of Baghdad, and the second is at Al Dabash, about 28 kilometres northwest of Baghdad, according to a UN spokesman.An UNMOVIC chemical team visited the Al Mamoun Factory of the Al Rasheed State Company and inspected a polyester plant, chemical stores and rubber and plastic workshops. Meanwhile, a multidisciplinary team was unable to fly to an inspection site by helicopter due to weather conditions.Late yesterday afternoon, a missile team was able to witness a static test firing of the Al Samoud missile engine after the morning test was postponed for technical reasons.
Members of the OSU football team huddle around coach Urban Meyer during the first day of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorTwo potential Ohio State football games have ended before they were ever started.OSU’s scheduled home-and-home series with the University of North Carolina, originally set for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, has been cancelled, according to OSU associate athletic director Martin Jarmond.Jarmond, who handles most of OSU’s football scheduling, confirmed the cancellation to The Lantern, saying that it was a mutual decision between both schools, based upon the switch to a nine-game in-conference schedule in the Big Ten and other scheduling changes underway in the ACC.“We worked with UNC to provide both us and them some scheduling flexibility with the things going on in the Big Ten and some things that they were doing in the ACC,” Jarmond said. “We tried to make it work, but we couldn’t get it done.”With games cancelled in both 2017 and 2018, Jarmond said OSU will fill the two holes in the schedule left by the Tar Heels sooner rather than later.“We’re going to have something very soon with that game in ’17 and that game in ’18,” Jarmond said. “We’ve been working with other non-conference schools to get those games scheduled.”When the Big Ten made the change to create a nine-game in-conference schedule, Jarmond knew that scheduling issues, such as this one, were bound to arise.“I wouldn’t say you ‘expect’ a series to have to be cancelled, but going to the nine games did create some flux,” Jarmond said. “You know going in that you have to re-adjust and re-calibrate your schedule and you never hope that a series is going to cancel, but we knew with the changes in the Big Ten that it was going to be in flux trying to schedule.”Looking at further future non-conference schedules for OSU, the Buckeyes are still set to face the University of Oklahoma in Columbus in 2017 after a road matchup in 2016 and Texas Christian University away in 2018, before TCU heads back to Columbus the following year.The Buckeyes are set to kick off their 2014 season against Navy at noon on Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
No other event on the African continent brings a more internationally diverse audience with investment, national, and global influence and a specific focus on Africa than that of Mining Indaba. Many of the leaders of Africa’s mining sector are all in one place for one week.In addition, you will be able to meet 70+ mining companies and specifically hear from the following: Acacia Mining, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, B2Gold, Centamin, Copperzone Resources, Endeavour Mining, ERG, Exxaro, Gryphon Minerals, Ivanhoe Mines, Jindal Africa, Kibaran Resources Ltd., Lonmin Plc, Metallon Corporation, Middle Island Resources, Mkango Resources Limited, Monument Mining Ltd., Nordgold, Peninsula Energy Limited, Resolute Mining Limited, Randgold Resources Ltd., Rio Tinto, Sierra Rutile Limited, South32, Vedanta, West African Minerals, & White Rivers Exploration.Investing in African Mining Indaba™ is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is currently Africa’s largest mining event. It will be held February 8-11 in Cape Town next year.
Everything is ready for the start of the fourth international goalkeepers camp in Makarska and Tucepa (18-24 June). The manifestation which became a “must see” for goalkeepers around Europe, will this year as well gather famous goalkeeping names in the roles of demonstrators and coaches on one side, and incoming talents, seniors, juniors, youths – on the other side. Seven days of work, trainings, consultations and exchanging experience is what the goalkeepers are to do.The coaching cadre remains basically the same as in the previous years. Those will be the legendary Mirko Basic, and a long line of brilliant goalkeepers such as Nikola Blazicko, Marina Sego, Nebojsa Grahovac, but also those who work as coaches in the high-profile clubs, Vlatko Djonovic and Vladimir Vujovic. As guests-coachs, from Finland and Sweden come Fikret Handan and Vanja Radic, and the whole work as in the previous years, will be coordinated by the professor at the Split university, Dr Nenad Rogulj.A special lecturing during the Camp for young goalkeepers will have the Norwegian coach, that deals with psychological readiness, Karina Andersen Aas.– All places in the camp are booked long-time ago. – says the first operative of the Camp, Mario Caljkusic.– We had a lot of applications and inquiries throughout the whole year. Apart from the domestic goalkeepers which will be the most numerous, we’ll have a lot of guests from Turkey. Their interest is so big, that in future we can do a whole “shift” with just Turkish goalkeepers. Apart from them, we will also have boys and girls from Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, Montenegro, BiH and France – quotes Caljkusic and let us know some of the participants:– As one of the participants will be Peter Johanesson from Savehof. He has been chosen the best young goalkeeper in the world a month ago. Scandinavians have the will to learn something new about the handball schools here as well. As such, in the first year of the Camp, we had Appelgren, which is now one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga and MT Melsungen.In the camp, the participants will be divided according to their age – three men groups and one women group. In total around 80 participants.New things include training in the pool with Zoran Kacic, waterpolo coach for goalkeepers. An expert which has few books published in this field, will hold specific trainings with the young talents. Renco Prosinovic will have thematic lecture comparing waterpolo and handball goalkeepers.The training part of the Camp (two trainings per day), will be held in Makarska, with the hall offering great conditions, and apart from that the participants will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic, as they will be housed in hotel “Alga” in Tucepa, practically on the beach itself.Balkan-Handball will this year as well, as media partner, be reporting from the place of happening. handball goalkeepers camp ← Previous Story Sanja Damnjanovic is best Serbian player 2013/2014 – Andrea Lekic with Ex-Yu crown! Next Story → Women’s EHF EURO 2014 Groups: Danish-Norwegian clash in Debrecen
NEARLY HALF OF Irish people have shown up to work drunk, a new survey has suggested.Dublin-based law consultancy Peninsula Ireland questioned 1,353 Irish employees by telephone and found that 44% had been under the influence while at work and 77% of employees have had to discipline staff for being under the influence.Alan Price, managing director of Peninsula Ireland said that there is a big difference between going out the night before and showing up to work still drunk.“Employees who attend work under the influence of alcohol are not just putting themselves at risk but also the safety of others. It is fine heading to the pub at lunch for a quick drink or enjoying a few beers with your friends the night before, however when does it impede your job?”Price says that some companies might consider random testing for employees to determine if they’re under the influence.“It puts the safety and reputation of your business on the line. Employers may well wish to introduce random drug and alcohol testing into polices and if this is the case then they can implement at their discretion.”The World Health Organisation says that one person dies from alcohol-related illness in Ireland every day and, while rates of binge drinking are falling, 75% of all alcohol consumed in Ireland is done as part of a binge drinking session.Read: We spent €50 million a week on alcohol in 2013 – and 75% of that was binge drinkingRead: Ireland’s alcohol consumption in one handy infographic
Image: Google Maps No Comments By Tom Tuite Criminal Courts of Justice. Three remanded in custody over Tuesday’s gun seizure The case was adjourned until Wednesday. Criminal Courts of Justice. Image: Google Maps THREE MEN CHARGED in connection with an arms seizure in Dublin have have been remanded in custody.Members of the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested four men on Tuesday at Greenogue Business Park where 15 firearms and 1,300 rounds of ammunition were recovered.They were detained at Ronanstown and Clondalkin Stations under the Offence against the State Act.Three of them were brought by armed gardaí in unmarked cars with blacked out windows to the Criminal Courts of Justice to make an appearance before Judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court this afternoon.Declan Brady, 50, from The Park, Wolstan Abbey, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Johnathon Harding, 44, of McNeill Court, Sallins, Co Kildare and James Walsh, 33, with an address at Neilstown Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, made no application for bail and the three men were remanded in custody to appear via video-link at Cloverhill District Court next Wednesday.They each face the same three charges, under the Firearms Act, for unlawful possession of five revolvers, 20 rounds of ammunition and a silencer on Jan. 24 at a unit in Greenogue Business Park, in Rathcoole, Co Dublin.The charges state the firearms were Smith and Wesson, Zastava and Rossi make, five and six shot revolvers.The men made individual appearances and did not address the court. They have not yet indicated how they will plead and the judge was told that further serious charges could be brought.Detective Sergeant Emmet Casserly told Judge Halpin that Brady replied “no” when he was charged at 1.14pm today. He said there would be an objection to bail.Defence solicitor Anarine McAllister told the court that there was no application for bail at this stage and she asked that her client would get medical treatment in custody. Judge Halpin ordered that all necessary medical attention would be afforded to Brady, who was wearing a grey hooded top, black bottoms and black shoes.Judge Halpin asked if directions from the DPP were available.Detective Superintendent Tony Howard told him there were preliminary instructions and it was anticipated that there will be “further serious charges”.The second defendant, James Walsh, was wearing a grey hooded top and lighter grey bottoms with black and white runners. Detective Sergeant Michael Cuffe said Walsh was charged at 1.24pm after which he “made no comment to each charge”. Detective Sergeant Cuffe said he was aware that there would not be a bail application at this stage, which was confirmed by defence barrister David Staunton.Staunton asked if that case could also be adjourned until Wednesday. An application for legal aid was deferred to allow time for a statement of means to be prepared.The third man to appear before the court was Harding and Detective Sergeant Paul Curran said that the 44-year-old made no reply when he was charged at 1.06pm today.His solicitor Brian Coveney told Judge Halpin that a similar order could also be made in relation to his client who did not apply for bail today. Free legal aid was granted to him after the judge noted that there was no objection from gardaí.A fourth man arrested as part of this investigation was released without charge on Wednesday and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Comments have been closed as the case is ongoing.Read: Dozens ordered to leave Cabinteely hostel due to ‘fire and health risk’ 10,898 Views http://jrnl.ie/3209388 Short URL Friday 27 Jan 2017, 4:11 PM Jan 27th 2017, 4:11 PM Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ Set‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Returns This November This summer, beloved bizarro comedy duo Tim Heidecker (the blonde sprite) and Eric Wareheim (the black-haired giant) are traveling across America for a 10th-anniversary reunion live show tour. Yes, this “10-year” mark is totally arbitrary as the announcement video itself mentions older Tim and Eric content like Tom Goes to the Mayor. However, it has been a decade since the live-action sketch show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! first debuted on Adult Swim. And since that’s what introduced me to this deeply strange, singular, and influential style of comedy that I now adore, it’s a perfect time to celebrate T&E’s enduring weird and wonderful legacy.Awesome Show is, simply, a surreal scatological satire of American public access programming set in the VHS nightmare of capitalism’s bloated corpse with honest affection and/or sympathy for the poor everyday old dopes caught in the crossfire. Simple. It’s a show about the horror-comedy of dangerous and nonsensical products sold during infomercials. It derives joy from slight misspellings like Chrimbus and H’amb or awkward and excruciating dead air during live broadcasts. It repeats warped sounds and gestures and imagery with scary glee until your sides split and your brain blows up. It shows you the gross, charming, baffling real reactions of real people you never see in media with even the slightest budget. It’s absolutely uncanny. They both even appeared in a straight-up drama, 2012’s The Comedy, which mocks the obsession with irony one would imagine most Tim and Eric fans share.By repurposing almost archaic forms of media, Tim and Eric created one of the freshest modern alternative comedy styles. And in the ten years since Awesome Show debuted, we’ve seen that style influence many more comedians on TV and on the internet, where great short-form confusion reigns supreme. Avant-garde video editor Vic Berger used skills he developed while collaborating with Tim and Eric to produce the truest coverage of our current Hell of a political landscape on Super Deluxe.2007 was also the year Heidecker and Wareheim started their production company Abso Lutely Productions. Since then, Abso Lutely has helped bring to life some of the decade’s funniest shows including The Eric Andre Show (a show I shamefully overlooked during my retrospective of Adult Swim’s amazing African-American comedies but an amazing merger of Tim & Eric and Black sensibilities. Hannibal Buress!), Comedy Bang! Bang!, Review, and the Abso Lutely incredible Nathan For You. All of these shows reflect the unique artistry of their creators but they also all share a certain common comedy core that ties them back to Tim and Eric, ensuring the legacy for mem-mems and pep-peps to come.So that’s everything you need to know about why Tim and Eric are so hysterical, awful, awesome, and worth celebrating. That’s also a lot of TV to catch up on before the summer tour or a hypothetical Trillion Dollar Movie. But I don’t recommend binge-watching. That much concentrated Tim and Eric could actually melt your mind. For your health.Purchase:Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!Check It Out! With Doctor Steve BruleTim and Eric’s Billion Dollar MovieTim and Eric’s Zone Theory Stay on target Unsurprisingly, pulling off something that seems so beautifully brainless actually takes a lot of planning talent. The best critical essay I’ve read on what makes Tim and Eric work so well is still “I Don’t Get It: A Guide to Tim & Eric for Mem-Mems and Pep-Peps” by Cathy Fisher. Fisher breaks down the deceptively complex (and admittedly polarizing) comedic philosophy and intense, hyper-compressed, 2:00 AM channel surfing pacing that makes a sketch like Richard Dunn hanging out with David Navarro in a cheap dungeon set so funny. You should read the whole thing, but this passage especially stands out.At the heart of T&E’s comedy style is a governing concept: the ontological distances between1. Modern professional television and film2. Local/public-access television, home video, online video or any non-professional thing that you can find on a screen3. Real life In this universe, something like a parody of cloying MTV “extreme” talk shows, a heartwarming fever dream of Michael Cera turning into a cat on primetime, the entire internet on CD-ROM, a guerilla spaghetti fiend, and a real man saying real nonsense to his real puppets can all coexist in lunacy on Adult Swim, YouTube, and occasionally even HBO thanks to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die. It’s like vaporwave’s ADHD-addled sibling in television form or an abridged Internet Gutter. The beauty of this cult comedy concept is that it is strong enough to thrive outside of the original Awesome Show. It can be taken in exciting, even stranger new directions. Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie opened with a fake Johnny Depp movie based on a poem by Zach Galifianakis and featured a set piece involving Ray Wise as the leader of a sinister family-run toilet-based religion inside a mall.The book Tim and Eric’s Zone Theory: 7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect Life is a perfect parody of bonkers, empty, new-age self-help scams.The Awesome Show spin-off Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule pushes Fisher’s “ontological distance” idea even further. The show’s public access aesthetic is even more authentically low-rent. It’s as trippy and hilarious as the duo’s output has ever been, almost in a Pee-wee Herman kind of way. But it’s also capable of unparalleled found footage frights with real people more convincing than any actors in a $5 million Blumhouse movie. Meanwhile, its lovable maniac hunk of a host is played by Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly. He basically plays the same character in Kong: Skull Island. Sweetberry wine!For a comedy show, you may have noticed just how often I bring up sheer dread when discussing Tim and Eric’s body of work. Their style relies so much on taking familiar, mundane things and exaggerating them to bewildering proportions that it’s as easy for viewers to be overwhelmed by terror than by laughter. Sometimes both happen at once, and that’s intentional. Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories is a Twilight Zone/Black Mirror-esque horror-comedy anthology show that pushes that style in a more firmly horrific direction But really all it took was moodier cinematography and tenser pacing. Alt-comedy legend Bob Odenkirk (who discovered Tim and Eric in the first place) playing a doctor who harvests toes is a concept that would’ve worked splendidly with either tone.10+ years is a long time to be making shows together, so it hasn’t been shocking to see Tim and Eric do more solo projects lately. Fortunately, they’re both still hilarious on their own. When he’s not being stabbed while protecting his neighbors, Tim has parodied everything from empty stand-up comedy routines to action shows to mainstream movie reviews to country albums (although his last album In Glendale was shockingly sincere). He even showed up in Bridesmaids and that Fantastic Four reboot for no reason. Meanwhile, Eric has turned his absurdist eye towards directing music videos for bands like Major Lazer and other comedy shows like Aziz Ansari’s Master of None.