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(L-R) Actor Aaron Paul, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman & CEO Bruce Rosenblum and actor Neil Patrick Harris pose onstage following the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcements at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 18, 2013 in North Hollywood, California.
Your favorite TV actors come together Sunday for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris. They'll laugh, cry — and might just be rewarded.
How can you share this moment with friends who may not be as passionate as you? Fear not. Invite them over Sunday and get them hook, line and sinker with some bingo and drinking games. (And print out the ballot below to vote for the winners.)
First, get to know the nominees and start reviewing your game materials. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will air Sunday at 5 p.m. Pacific on CBS from the Nokia Theatre.
If you prefer getting to know the nominees via video:
Wait, before you go any further, the Creative Arts Emmys has already recognized a number of "key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production" (aka the awards people don't care about as much). Check out the list of winners announced Sept. 15 in this PDF press release sent out by Emmy officials.
1. Dodgers win NL West title—How do I buy postseason tickets? (KPCC)
The Los Angeles Dodgers did it: On Thursday they clinched their first National League West title since 2009 and became the first team to clinch a postseason berth by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6.
Which raises the question of tickets. Starting Friday at 10 a.m. the Dodgers will be selling a limited number of seats for the National League Division Series and National League Championship Series games.
2. Rim Fire: 'Unprecedented' destruction leaves barren moonscape (KPCC)
A fire that raged in and around Yosemite National Park has left a barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is the largest in centuries. The blaze consumed about 400 square miles, and within that footprint a solid 60 square miles are burned so intensely that everything is dead.
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According to the origin story, the two founders floundered alone for years until Dave Barry wrote about their swashbuckling speech disorder in a 2002 Miami Herald column.
Watered-down treachery has since become widely accepted. And though you may not be urged to observe such a holiday by a couple of 90s guys, only a fool would ignore the sage words of a Goonie-turned-Hobbit. It's your time.
So polish up the parrot and snap on an eye patch. Romance, adventure and doughnuts await the brave booty hunters of Sept. 19. Here's some ammunition for your pop culture
- Best Place To Celebrate—Krispy Kreme. They will give you a free one for speaking like a lunatic. They will give you a dozen for dressing like one.
- How Do I Talk Like A Pirate?—Read this glossary. Follow these people. Listen to this song. Call your friends "bucko" until someone forces you to walk the plank.
- Top Pirate Movies—Fansided favors Treasure Island (and the Muppet version), Johnny Depp's deep water franchise, Hook, The Goonies, Cutthroat Island, Pirates of Penzance, and The Princess Bride. Left out was The Life Aquatic, for plot pirates and Iggy Pop; Dodgeball, for the character who ONLY TALKS LIKE A PIRATE; and Michael Nesmith's Elephant Parts, for the recurring "Pirate Alphabet" sketch.
- For Somali Pirates And Tom Hanks—Watch this trailer for Captain Phillips
1. JPMorgan hit with one of the largest fines ever levied against a financial institution (KPCC)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay $920 million and admit wrongdoing in a settlement with U.S. and British regulators over the $6 billion "London Whale" trading loss last year that tarnished its reputation.
Regulators said Thursday that the largest U.S. bank failed to properly supervise traders in its London operation, allowing them to assign inflated values to trades and cover up losses as they ballooned. Two of the traders are facing criminal charges.
2. Death toll at 80 and likely to rise as storms slam Mexico (NPR)
Mud slides, flash floods and rising waters are proving to be a deadly combination in the mountains near Acapulco, Mexico, where dozens of people have died in recent days as a tropical storm-turned hurricane "Manuel" pummels the area. Dozens of other people are missing.
1. Who will Mexico soccer fans cheer if 'El Tri' is eliminated from the 2014 World Cup? (KPCC)
For the first time in more than 20 years, Mexico's national soccer team might not make it to next year's World Cup competition.
Fans are reeling from last week, when the U.S. team beat Mexico 2-0, making it a strong possibility that Mexico could be eliminated. If Mexico is your team and they don't qualify, will you cheer the U.S. team? Will you cheer for another team? Will you not watch at all? Take our poll.
2. SoCal politicos join forces with MPAA in blockbuster battle against online piracy (KPCC)
The head of the motion picture industry was on Capitol Hill Wednesday touting a new study that shows the role search engines play in directing online users to sites that post pirated movies and TV shows.