John G. Thomas
John G. Thomas
John G. Thomas is an American filmmaker. He has been in the film and television business for over 30 years. A graduate of the USC Film School in production plus a Masters in screenwriting, he has produced and directed dozens of documentaries, feature films and commercials. Among his feature credits are such movies as Tin Man, Arizona Heat, Banzai Runner, Healer and most recently, Hamal 18.
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A Tux Tailored For Your Penis? That’s Ballsy!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A new tuxedo designed for the male sex organ puts "de boner" in debonaire. The aptly named "Tux," is a one-size-fits-all penis product. It is hewn from satin and comes with a bow tie. Created by Lelo.com, a Stockholm-based sex products company, this tuxedo for the tallywacker stays on the shaft with the help of a band that, to quote the website, "slips comfortably behind the male undercarriage." The ballsy product came during a discussion about the gap "between the expectations for women to dress sexy and the expectations for men," Lelo CEO Steve Thomsen told The Huffington Post. "Not only is there an imbalance in those expectations, there is a huge lingerie industry to cater to it," Thomsen wrote in an email. "That speaks volumes about our cultural view of sexual roles: men are sexual and women are sexualized." Thomsen said the company decided to create "some kind of intimate apparel for men." After that, the penis tux "took on a life of its own." The $29.95 price ...
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Top 20 Country Artists to Watch in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
2015 was a big year for new artists in country music. Several acts had their first career number ones at country radio, including A Thousand Horses, Kelsea Ballerini, Canaan Smith, Michael Ray, Old Dominion, Dustin Lynch, and Chris Stapleton. Others, like Cam and Chris Janson, celebrated breakthrough hits, while relative newcomers Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell solidified their positions as country's next generation of superstars. 2016 will undoubtedly be a breakthrough year for another handful of new artists. Below are 20 of the most promising, complete with a short Q&A from each of the rising stars. 20. MITCH ROSSELL If you had told Mitch Rossell in 2014 that in 2015 he would be co-writing and sharing the stage with living legend Garth Brooks, he wouldn't have believed you. But, both were among Rossell's list of accomplishments this year, and 2016 promises to be just as exciting for the Tennessee native. Describe yourself to fans in one sentence: I'm j ...
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Iowa City Council Candidates Inspire Vote With Climate Action, Green Economy Initiatives
Huffington Post - over 1 year
While the nation focuses on the presidential caucus races, the extraordinary campaigns of four Iowa City council candidates in November's upcoming election have inspired local voters to put the famed "UNESCO City of Literature" in the forefront of flourishing green economy and climate action proposals. "The old adage 'all politics is local' has been updated to 'all climate change is local,'" said Geoffrey Lauer, an Iowa City native and long-time community health advocate. "These four progressive candidates--the 'Core Four,' including Rockne Cole, Pauline Taylor, John Thomas and Jim Throgmorton--are inspiring voters with their experience and their commitment. They have the vision and skills to tackle the complex challenges of economic development with a vision of sustainability, livability, and justice in our communities planning. This includes responding to a number of current challenges while considering the avoidance and mitigation of perhaps even larger challenges on the horizon." ...
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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Racial Profiling Allegation
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son. Henson posted a statement on Instagram Friday afternoon, hours after the Glendale Police Department released video of a traffic stop of the actress' son that showed the officer respectfully dealing with the 20-year-old. "A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's," Henson wrote on the social networking site. "Sometimes as humans we overreact without gathering all the facts. As a mother in this case I overreacted and for that I apologize. "Thank you to that officer for being kind to my son," Henson wrote. Henson accused a Glendale police officer of profiling her son in an interview with Uptown magazine. The Los Angeles Time obtained the video of the October traffic stop of Henson's son, Marcell, for driving through a lig ...
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I Love Television™
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
Hey Brits, stop hoarding our Sherlock! by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Today some jerk said to me, "Unnghh, the world is so PC now. You can't make fun of ANYBODY." To which I replied, "We can still make fun of anus-faces like YOU." Jokes have offended people (and sometimes rightly so) since the dawn of time—you're just hearing about it now because the world has a bullhorn (called the internet), which will loudly notify you when you're an anus-faced pee-hole. Here's a general rule of thumb for making fun of people: Choose someone of your rank in society or higher. Say you're a handsome, straight frat boy. Can you make fun of the pope? YES, YOU CAN. Can you make fun of Donald Trump? YES, YOU CAN. Can you make fun of an overweight, poor person who's gay? NO, YOU CAN'T—and unless you enjoy making simpering apologies to millions of people on the internet, you might want to shut the fuck up. That being said, it's completely, absolutely fine to ma ...
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Soraya Chemaly: Sticks, Stones and #Slanegirl or Why Shaming Girls Is a Blood Sport
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's sad to think about the first time a young girl, maybe your daughter or another you love, will be called a "bitch" or a "slut" or a "cunt" with malice. Even seeing that word gives some people a physical start. She might respond, if she is young enough, doesn't know what the word means, (or can't fathom why it's being applied to her) with bewilderment.  If she knows enough, and cares, there might be a searing feeling of white heat.  Or, maybe she'll laugh it off, as it settles in.  But, one thing is for sure, you can't be standing there next to her reading out loud from Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, debating the pros and cons of "appropriation," or telling the people doing the name-calling to sod off. When, during this year's tediously sexist Oscars, The Onion sent a tweet about Quvenzhané Wallis that I won't repeat here in conjunction with her name, but that employed the most difficult of those words, this was my great sadness for her, and all girls. Outraged re ...
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Lionel Rolfe: An Elusive Utopia By The Sea
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind by John O'Kane. Hard cover edition is $26.95. The traditional happening places for the arts in Los Angeles are two--and it's been this way since the '20s and earlier. One is Echo Park near downtown and the other is Venice by the sea. But Venice has captured more of the romance, perhaps because its history has been rich and porous enough there's this terrible tendency to want to sum it all up, to say what exactly it means. John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea. O'Kane has lived long enough in Venice to know a lot of the characters personally, and he describes walking the famed boardwalk or supping at coffeehouse tables with many of them in engaging and vivid terms. O'Kane is offering a portrait of the community not just by its well ...
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Cops: Pimp Branded His Name On Minor's Eyelid
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A Miami pimp allegedly coerced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution and forced her to get his street name tattooed on her eyelids when she tried to leave, according to the Miami Herald. Police say Roman Thomas, 26, and Shanteria Sanders, 23, whose chest is also branded with his street name "Suave," took provocative photos of the girl and advertised her on Backpage.com, reports NBC 6. After one encounter with a john, Thomas reportedly beat the teenager when she provided less money than the agreed-upon charges, the news station reports. That's when she threatened to leave, according to CBS Miami, so Thomas and Sanders took her to a Liberty City flea market to have "Suave" tattooed on one of her eyelids and "House" on the other. Thomas and Sanders face charges of human trafficking, false imprisonment, lewd and lascivious exhibition and delivery of a controlled substance to a child. Thomas's bond is set at $35,000 and Sanders's at $32,500.
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John Thomas Financial: The Other Side of Wall Street
Bloomberg - Businessweek - almost 4 years
The brokerage firm projects a polished image. Life in the trenches is not pretty
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The Daily Truffle: Fund(rais)ing L.A.'s Private Elementary Schools
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Photo caption: (Top to bottom: Invitations to Chandler School, Buckley School, Willows School, Center For Early Education, Oakwood School and John Thomas Dye) Springtime in L.A. is the season when private grade schools host auctions, gala events, and swank soirees at fancy hotels, studio lots, and L.A. country clubs designed to raise additional funds to pad the $25,000 base fee of sending kids to John Thomas Dye, Buckley, Curtis, the Center, Campbell Hall, Brentwood, Stephen S. Wise, and all the other early educational top L.A. tickets. That might sound high but the 25k tuition doesn't even cap the operating budget of any private elementary school and additional money is always needed for teacher salaries, employee benefits, school supplies, and financial aid. Private schools raise money through various means but auctions (usually conducted at black-tie events or an annual school fair or once in a blue moon, online) are often the #1 source of extra revenue in bulk. ...
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Ready, set go - at 1 p.m. $7 tickets for Ark/TX high school game up for grabs
KTAL 6 - over 4 years
Six hundredtickets remain for tonight's showdown of the season and will go on sale from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. today - Friday, August 31 - at the Sullivan Performing Center & John Thomas Theatre (3941 Summerhill Road).
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Ruthe Ponturo: Finding Humor in Heartbreak: The Story Behind Divorce -- The Musical
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Seventeen long months ago, my husband of 34 years left me. I channeled my anger into music, and created a cabaret inspired by my experience. Divorce - The Musical...Better Mad Than Sad debuts at The Triad Theater in New York City on September 28, 2012. My reluctance to let divorce (or my ex-husband, for that matter) steal my spirit, coupled with a good dose of alternative medicine -- song and dance -- has provided me an opportunity to give audiences a 75-minute escape they, too, can find comedic comfort in. Creating the show is what saved me. Herewith, my story: March 2011: My husband and best friend tells me he no longer wants to be married and that he is in love with someone else. WHAT? Disbelief and shock fill me. He moves out. I stand in my hallway and vow out loud (very Scarlett O'Hara) that my spirit will not be broken. I begin accepting any invitation and go out every night, but the apartment still seems empty when I return home. April 2011: I try to ...
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George Heymont: Guilty Pleasures
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's all well and fine to complain about the younger generation's limited span of attention. But with today's media trying to tempt us with a relentless barrage of tweets, twats, and twits with tits, no matter which way we turn new distractions lie before us. Certain distractions can be hugely addictive. Has YouTube become the new porn? Can X-Tube ever really satisfy the masses? I'll be the first to confess that my two biggest YouTube weaknesses are opera videos and mystery guest segments from What's My Line? But occasionally, a juicy and distinctly odd treasure gets thrown my way and I'm off on another adventure down the rabbit hole. Consider this clip from Cecil B. DeMille's 1932 pre-Code epic, The Sign of the Cross. It's got everything you could hope for: dwarves, Amazons, and Charles Laughton as the Emperor Nero, with a singularly devoted gay boy-toy! Half a century ago, the ad agency handling the Lays Potato Chips account came up with a brilliant marketin ...
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Colorado Red: A Poem for the Victims
Education Week - over 4 years
Color-ado, a color of red Red for the senseless blood that was shed Red for the rage of a twisted mind So lost So dark So cruel, unkind Color this state in all shades of red For the critically injured mom unaware her child is dead For the young handsome lovers So young So brave Shielding their women though seeing their grave Color-ado, a mountainous red Tears thick like blood, no words to be said Hearts beat heavy as stones Questions Nightmares Won't leave survivors alone Color Colorado red Then stripe it white, wrap it blue United in a blanket of grief America stands with you *This poem is in memory of the 12 people who lost their lives in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012. Here are their names: Jonathan T. Blunk, 26; Alexander J. Boik, 18; Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse E. Childress, 29; Gordon W. Cowden, 51; Jessica Ghawi, 24; Petty Officer 3rd Class John Thomas Larimer, 27; Matthew R. McQuinn, 27; Micayla C. Medek, 2 ...
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Sailor and Air Force Reservist Among Those Killed In Dark Knight Shooting
Business Insider - over 4 years
Two Air Force reservists and two Navy personnel were among the 71 shot at the 'Dark Knight Rises' screening in Aurora, Colo. It is now confirmed that Navy Petty Officer Third Class John Thomas Larimer who belonged to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora and Army reservist Sgt. Jesse Childress, a cyber-systems operator, were among the 12 dead. The shooter, James Holmes, does not have any military ties. SEE ALSO: Here's What We Know About The Equipment Carried By The Denver Shooter > Please follow Military & Defense on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John G. Thomas
    THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 35
    However, in 1983, Thomas decided to give feature films a shot.
    More Details Hide Details His first feature, Tin Man (1983), is the story of a deaf computer genius (Timothy Bottoms) who invents a computer which allows him to speak. The film was received with much enthusiasm and earned the title of Official U.S. entry at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Thomas' next feature, Banzai Runner (1987), starring Dean Stockwell, centers around the death of a cop mixed up in a race involving a group of wealthy drivers and custom high-speed cars on a deserted desert highway. Banzai Runner went on to become the "…top selling (non-studio) video in the first year of its release." according to Variety. The next film done by Thomas was Arizona Heat (1988), a film crossing cultural boundaries by pairing a tough cop with a lesbian cop in their mutual pursuit of a serial killer. Arizona Heat was also greatly successful.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Age 0
    Born on January 19, 1948.
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