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Disney Fires Trump Supporting Republican Ike Perlmutter, Who Was Aligned with Nelson Peltz

He's long been a thorn in the side of #Woke Disney. He said something to the effect of "action figures of female characters don't sell to little boys," and the wokies all went insane, even though it's completely 100% true, and all of the Rey Skywalker and Marvel's Katie figures still warming the pegs at 75% discount proves that.

But the wokies are all about ideology. They hate facts. They hate reality.

Kevin Feige already manuevered to get him out of Marvel Studios, their movie making branch. Now Disney kicks him out of Marvel Entertainment, a lesser division of the dying Marvel empire.

Isaac Perlmutter, the famously frugal Marvel Entertainment chairman who unsuccessfully worked to shake up the Walt Disney Company's board in the past year, has been laid off as part of a cost-cutting campaign.

Disney confirmed the move. Mr. Perlmutter, 80, was told by phone on Wednesday that Marvel Entertainment, a small division centered on consumer products and run separately from Marvel Studios, was redundant and would be folded into larger Disney business units, according to two Disney executives briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive personnel matter.

On Monday, Disney started to eliminate 7,000 jobs, about 4 percent of its global total, as part of $5.5 billion in cuts intended to improve Disney's financial results and position the company for streaming-fueled growth.

Mr. Perlmutter, known as Ike, could not immediately be reached for comment.

An irascible and unrelenting executive, Mr. Perlmutter has been seen as a distraction inside Disney for more than a decade -- most recently when he pushed for a friend, the activist investor Nelson Peltz to join the Disney board. Mr. Perlmutter contacted Disney board members and senior Disney executives six times from last August to November to push for Mr. Peltz to join the board, according to a securities filing. When he was rebuffed, Mr. Peltz started a proxy battle to put himself on the board, saying he would cut costs, revamp Disney's streaming business and clean up the company's messy succession planning.

Maybe it's time for Peltz to reassert himself.

More executives are being laid off, too.

Jeffrey R. Epstein, a vice president of corporate communications for Disney and the man who spearheaded the official Disney fan club D23, was among those laid off this week, TheWrap has confirmed.

Previously working under Zenia Mucha, the feared and respected former senior executive vice president and CCO (otherwise known as the "Director of Revenge"), Epstein is perhaps best known as the spokesperson for D23 - an official Disney fan club that included a quarterly published glossy magazine and, eventually, an official fan convention known as D23 Expo, held every other year in Anaheim, California.

That's where Kathleen Kennedy will be given her "Viking Funeral."

The long promised -- and long-resisted -- layoffs of 7000 Disney employees begins this week.

Seems like a lot of employers should be laid off. Starting with Iger, who put Disney on a collision course with failure during his first tenure of woke propagandizing and grooming children.

Disney will begin layoff notices this week for more than 7,000 staffers whose positions will be eliminated as part of a deep cost-cutting effort that will be felt across all of the company's key divisions.

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed Monday morning in a memo to employees that the layoffs will come in three waves, starting today. Iger disclosed the plan to significantly cut Disney's overhead with massive staff reductions on Feb. 8. The cuts are expected to hit across the board and hit senior management levels as well as lower-level executives.

Posted by: Ace at 04:15 PM




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1 First

Posted by: jmel at March 29, 2023 04:17 PM (bVhJi)

2 Woke is a luxury.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:17 PM (zZu0s)

3 had a hunch

Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 04:17 PM (DB6tu)

4 I am also betting this is a trade: 'See we fired the stunning and brave lesbian Victoria Alonzo, but we also canned that evil shitstain Perlmutter.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:18 PM (zZu0s)

5
"Can a man have a baby?"

This "doctor's" answer will shock you!

https://youtu.be/EhVCS-SuXFc?t=125

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 04:18 PM (yMctG)

6 what a cunning stunt!

Posted by: Serious you guys! at March 29, 2023 04:19 PM (kuRII)

7 The Mouse can go screw himself

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2023 04:19 PM (xhxe8)

8 7 The Mouse can go screw himself
Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2023 04:19 PM (xhxe

Well, they seem to be doing a good job of it on their own.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:20 PM (zZu0s)

9 lol GFY Disney.

Anyway..........

Posted by: Bosk at March 29, 2023 04:20 PM (ZVuYy)

10 When Walt rises from his cryogenic crypt there will be hell to pay.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 04:20 PM (yQpMk)

11 "Jeffrey R. Epstein, a vice president of corporate communications for Disney and the man who spearheaded the official Disney fan club D23, was among those laid off this week, TheWrap has confirmed."

I'm beginning to think the main problem with South Park Mickey is that he wasn't remotely evil enough.

Posted by: trev006 at March 29, 2023 04:20 PM (DTm0P)

12 Bibbity bobbity boo.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 29, 2023 04:21 PM (lf83v)

13 Ok When Grump called Nood, he posted "Nude Walt Disney head". I was like, WTF is he drinking? LOL. NM.

And I read that as Nelson Muntz.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (GwxCX)

14 I'm hearing a lot about a viking funeral and I'mma be dissappoint if she's not laid in a boat and set to drift with the boat burning to the waterline.

Posted by: shareholder preference statement at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (gbZ9N)

15 Jeffrey R. Epstein

What an unfortunate name

Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (tQL7r)

16 “There are gays, lesbians, and bisexuals—everyone else is just pretending.” I never thought I’d live long enough to see radical left feminist Germaine Greer (among others) canceled at colleges for her trans-critical views, but here we are. We have arrived in a world where gay marriage and standard-issue homosexuality represent the middle-of-the-road, if not the right-wing, when it comes to sexual politics.

Posted by: SMOD at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (RHGPo)

17 CCO?? Chief Cock Officer??

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (Vwz3I)

18 15 Jeffrey R. Epstein

What an unfortunate name
Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (tQL7r)

Could be worse. He could've been Michael Bolton.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (KbCG3)

19 Aren't all heads nude? Unless masked. Or wearing glasses. Or a hat. Or maybe a balaclava.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (zZu0s)

20
Notice the person, probably a transvestite, knitting a "trans" flag during this hearing.

It is on the right side with bleached hair.

https://youtu.be/EhVCS-SuXFc?t=34

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (yMctG)

21 17 CCO?? Chief Cock Officer??
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (Vwz3I)

We won't have Riley Reid to kick around anymore?!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (zZu0s)

22 And I read that as Nelson Muntz.
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Ha! Ha!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (Vwz3I)

23 I wonder if Disney will just someday just... go away. Fall out of favor, like Ringling Brothers B&B circuses.

Posted by: DB - resupplying the juggernaut at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (geLO8)

24 Yesterday we read Kennedy getting fired and lo and behold it happens!

Oh wait.

No it didn't someone who is sane got canned. My mistake.

Meanwhile Kennedy has a net worth of $300 M.

Posted by: blaster at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (pwExq)

25 He said something to the effect of "action figures of female characters don't sell to little boys"
Posted by: Ace


Woke action figures of female characters won't sell to little boys.

"The Baroness" in skin-tight leather with D cups, or the other similar GI Joe figures, sold okay.

We blame our "boobs" obsession on our inner 10-year-olds, after all.

Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (DgGvY)

26 “There are gays, lesbians, and bisexuals—everyone else is just pretending.” I never thought I’d live long enough to see radical left feminist Germaine Greer (among others) canceled at colleges for her trans-critical views, but here we are. We have arrived in a world where gay marriage and standard-issue homosexuality represent the middle-of-the-road, if not the right-wing, when it comes to sexual politics.
Posted by: SMOD at March 29, 2023 04:22 PM (RHGPo)

The Revolution comes for everyone eventually. Even Lenin and Trotsky.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (eoQWY)

27 They hate reality so much they'll kill us because they can't deal.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (ytSiK)

28 Notice the person, probably a transvestite, knitting a "trans" flag during this hearing.

It is on the right side with bleached hair.

https://youtu.be/EhVCS-SuXFc?t=34

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (yMctG)

Nice imagery. Madame Defarge? Debarge? Marge?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (zZu0s)

29 Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed Monday morning in a memo to employees that the layoffs will come in three waves,

🎵🎸 you are only being fired in waves 🎵

Posted by: Comfortably Mouse at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (h5TKJ)

30 Die, Rat....... die.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (uclcs)

31 27 They hate reality so much they'll kill us because they can't deal.
Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (ytSiK)

They believe that eliminating us will change reality.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (zZu0s)

32 Meanwhile Kennedy has a net worth of $300 M.
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the poor dear, whatever shall she do with herself in retirement?

Posted by: shareholder preference statement at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (gbZ9N)

33 never thought I’d live long enough to see radical left feminist Germaine Greer (among others) canceled at colleges for her trans-critical views, but here we are.... Posted by SMOD

_____

Germaine Greer is still alive?? How old is she -- 100?

Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (tQL7r)

34 "But the wokies are all about ideology. They hate facts. They hate reality."

They also hate the truth.

Which is why they murder defenseless schoolchildren and teachers.

Which is why they are attempting to murder our society, culture and religion.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (wrDSd)

35 But the wokies are all about ideology. They hate facts. They hate reality.
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Eh, they're happy to take facts - but only when they're conforming.

With the notable exception of Wonder Woman (the first one with Gal Gadot), lady superheroes don't put butts in seats, either (though I suspect that if they had done a Black Widow movie before the character had died and made it competently, it would likely have done well).

But stating the obvious wins you no friends.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (t0OGg)

36 @4 I am also betting this is a trade --Aetius

I do not doubt this for a moment. I've seen it in mid-sized companies and big govt departments. Vindictive as hell, cold blooded, and very us v them headcounters.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (jYCXf)

37 We blame our "boobs" obsession on our inner 10-year-olds, after all.
Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (DgGvY)

I don't. My inner 29 year old loves boobs as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (zZu0s)

38 If I wanted to turn a studio around, I'd be combing YouTube for indie short films and contact the creators to see if they have any potential for small budget productions and go from there.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (2YtOq)

39 Could be worse. He could've been Michael Bolton.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer

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True dat

Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (tQL7r)

40 All these layoffs at Disney are the least of what they deserve. I hope they enjoy learning to code...Or flipping burgers, serving coffee, etc....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (YIVH2)

41 At this point, everyone knows what's up. Too much is at stake. All the other shareholders (big pension funds or whatever) will vote to decrease shareholder value, but uphold Democrat values, just to stick it to Peltz, Republicans, and DeSantis.
Then they (the pension funds and/or Disney) will get a government bailout. Their finances are probably pretty bad, since they have been used by Democrats as piggy banks, so it's far too late to take sensible measures and hope for the best. Anyway, the government will oblige.
Only Republicans are mean and make some (purely symbolic) gestures against bailouts. Do you want grandma to starve?

Posted by: PG at March 29, 2023 04:26 PM (84jHt)

42 They hate reality so much they'll kill us because they can't deal.
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I seem to recall a town full of guys showed up outside Lot's door wanting to do some angel raping.

Posted by: You thought Steven King was trippy - read the bible at March 29, 2023 04:26 PM (aV9Ds)

43 Included is Disney's Metaverse team which does not portend well for Meta and the billions Zuckerburg is flushing down the toilet.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at March 29, 2023 04:26 PM (hqarx)

44 Disney will begin layoff notices this week for more than 7,000 staffers whose positions will be eliminated as part of a deep cost-cutting effort that will be felt across all of the company's key divisions.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed Monday morning in a memo to employees that the layoffs will come in three waves, starting today. Iger disclosed the plan to significantly cut Disney's overhead with massive staff reductions on Feb. 8. The cuts are expected to hit across the board and hit senior management levels as well as lower-level executives.

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Per Wikipedia, Disney employs about 222,000 people. 7,000 people is about 3.2% of the workforce. If this is *all* coming out of executive and middle-management ranks, Disney was a very top-heavy organization.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:27 PM (t0OGg)

45 This is a kulturkampf and we are losing it.

So the only way to win it is by starting to play.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:27 PM (Lzpvj)

46 Sucks to be a disney stock holder. If I had any of their stock I would be dumping it toot sweet.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 29, 2023 04:27 PM (ncXxy)

47 I seem to recall a town full of guys showed up outside Lot's door wanting to do some angel raping.
Posted by: You thought Steven King was trippy - read the bible at March 29, 2023 04:26 PM (aV9Ds)


The strangers were clean! How were we to resist?

Posted by: The Original Sodomites at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (yQpMk)

48 With the notable exception of Wonder Woman (the first one with Gal Gadot), lady superheroes don't put butts in seats, either (though I suspect that if they had done a Black Widow movie before the character had died and made it competently, it would likely have done well).

But stating the obvious wins you no friends.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:25 PM (t0OGg)
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I agree that a competently told Black Widow/Hawkeye film could probably have done well in Phase II or early Phase III to help flesh out their characters. Both of them had enough backstory and obviously a prior relationship that this could have worked.

The key is *competent storytelling*, which Disney currently lacks.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (YIVH2)

49 Yeah an 80 year old multimillionaire getting laid off not really a concern of mine whether he was right leaning or not.

If he was an up and coming 45 year old conservative executive I would call bullshit and assume it was a woke firing.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (9A3LN)

50 26 Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (eoQWY)

Lenin died knowing Stalin thought he was a clown ass at the end.

Hilarious.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (Lzpvj)

51 I got the union to add the R. to his name so no one would confuse me with that dick!

Posted by: zombie jeffrey epstein at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (Vwz3I)

52 This is a kulturkampf and we are losing it.

So the only way to win it is by starting to play.
Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:27 PM (Lzpvj)

Already happening because people won't watch the movies and buy the merch anymore. Even public shaming didn't help, for some reason.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (eoQWY)

53 Midnight's Edge notes that Perlmutter is pretty old (80s) and probably should be retired by now anyway. They collapsed his division (merchandizing and tie-ins like McDonald's toys, etc) into Disney general, as a cost cutting thing. There's also a theory that maybe this was a sop offered to wokesters infuriated that they fired a HISTORIC FIRST HISPANIC LESBIAN WOMAN!.

Ultimately this doesn't help Disney much, he still owns like 10-12% of their stock and can try another takeover. Which he should.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (0hOvj)

54 At this point, everyone knows what's up. Too much is at stake. All the other shareholders (big pension funds or whatever) will vote to decrease shareholder value, but uphold Democrat values, just to stick it to Peltz, Republicans, and DeSantis.
Then they (the pension funds and/or Disney) will get a government bailout. Their finances are probably pretty bad, since they have been used by Democrats as piggy banks, so it's far too late to take sensible measures and hope for the best. Anyway, the government will oblige.
Only Republicans are mean and make some (purely symbolic) gestures against bailouts. Do you want grandma to starve?
Posted by: PG at March 29, 2023 04:26 PM (84jHt)
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Maybe. Disney going to zero is probably not enough to seriously harm most pension funds on its own, though. So there is really fairly little need for the institutional shareholders to rock the boat in the name of profitability, especially given that they're all part of the Omniparty and promoting or directly doing its business.

And if this is the attitude is universal, then all those little losses will result in failure, even without singling out Disney for salvation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (t0OGg)

55 So. A Jeffrey Epstein. Working at Disney.

This shit is all a simulation.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 29, 2023 04:29 PM (oINRc)

56 Per Wikipedia, Disney employs about 222,000 people. 7,000 people is about 3.2% of the workforce. If this is *all* coming out of executive and middle-management ranks, Disney was a very top-heavy organization.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:27 PM (t0OGg)

In my experience, virtually ALL businesses outside of start ups (or very close to start up) are WAY too middle and upper management heavy. It is a key sign of culture decay. HR sucks especially at this.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:29 PM (zZu0s)

57 I agree that a competently told Black Widow/Hawkeye film could probably have done well in Phase II or early Phase III to help flesh out their characters. Both of them had enough backstory and obviously a prior relationship that this could have worked.

The key is *competent storytelling*, which Disney currently lacks.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (YIVH2)
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Yup, but the didn't lack it then. Black Widow was also a *very* popular character by that point. Going with her at that point would have been relatively safe.

But they went with Captain Marvel instead.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:29 PM (t0OGg)

58 Meanwhile Kennedy has a net worth of $300 M.
==
the poor dear, whatever shall she do with herself in retirement?
Posted by: shareholder preference statement at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (gbZ9N)

My bet she's living a lifestyle that would eat that $300 million in only a few years.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 29, 2023 04:29 PM (BdMk6)

59 So. A Jeffrey Epstein. Working at Disney.

This shit is all a simulation.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 29, 2023 04:29 PM (oINRc)
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Nah. A simulation wouldn't be so on the nose. A simulation would try for verisimilitude.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:30 PM (t0OGg)

60 >>> 42 They hate reality so much they'll kill us because they can't deal.
==
I seem to recall a town full of guys showed up outside Lot's door wanting to do some angel raping.
Posted by: You thought Steven King was trippy - read the bible at March 29, 2023 04:26 PM (aV9Ds)

That... did not end well for them.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 29, 2023 04:30 PM (llON8)

61 50 26 Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (eoQWY)

Lenin died knowing Stalin thought he was a clown ass at the end.

Hilarious.
Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (Lzpvj)

Awwww, Lenin can comfort himself in the sulfurous depths by asking Stalin how his death went.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:30 PM (zZu0s)

62 He said something to the effect of "action figures of female characters don't sell to little boys," and the wokies all went insane, even though it's completely 100% true,

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The problem was they weren't pretending hard enough.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 04:30 PM (FVME7)

63 This is worth considering: The last movie that Perlmutter had a significant impact on was Age of Ultron. And most of the stuff put out after that has been a big let down.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (0hOvj)

64 Meanwhile Kennedy has a net worth of $300 M.
==
the poor dear, whatever shall she do with herself in retirement?
Posted by: shareholder preference statement at March 29, 2023 04:24 PM (gbZ9N)

My bet she's living a lifestyle that would eat that $300 million in only a few years.
===
Well better set up a gofundme, right?

Posted by: shareholder preference statement at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (aV9Ds)

65 I hope Dis-groomers ALL go BROKE and freeze to death in the dark! *no smiley*

Posted by: Katfish at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (+Z2md)

66 Off "didn't kill himself" sock.

See you later.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (Vwz3I)

67 Disney is the crockpot of blog posts

Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (us2H3)

68 48 Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:28 PM (YIVH2)

A lot of middle aged and older harpies use the "Girls Kick Ass!" shit to relitigate their playground failures.

Since the characters are Mary Sue wish fulfillment avatars the chicks cannot bear to write their having to overcome anything so in a case of Hidden Badass, Crouching Pee Machine the women wake up one day magically as competent as a male who has been doing the same thing for 25 years having had his ass handed to him repeatedly along the way.

There simply cannot be a Batman begins for BatChick because under no circumstance can BatChick fail for a second.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (Lzpvj)

69 They need to move Disney HQ to Epstein Island. You know to reduce the Corp foot print, right-size and all that jazz.

Posted by: Regular joe at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (nnp+f)

70 The key is *competent storytelling*, which Disney currently lacks.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Lacks? No.

They would kill competent people if they thought they could get away with it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (jzzG8)

71 63 This is worth considering: The last movie that Perlmutter had a significant impact on was Age of Ultron. And most of the stuff put out after that has been a big let down.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (0hOvj)

Ultron was not exactly great. I liked some of the ideas, but the execution was... hit and miss.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (zZu0s)

72 In my experience, virtually ALL businesses outside of start ups (or very close to start up) are WAY too middle and upper management heavy. It is a key sign of culture decay. HR sucks especially at this.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:29 PM (zZu0s)
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Yeah, executive bloat is pretty common. I've seen it happen in real time. Directors with no staffs or budgets, for example. Pretty common in mega-corps. In my experience, it's usually talented people they want to make feel good and so promote them up. Not always, but often.

I'd be interested to see if these cuts at Disney are exclusively management or not, though. The article seems to imply that it is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (t0OGg)

73 Epstein didn't layoff himself.

Posted by: ChockyChockyChip at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (ufJfM)

74 "This shit is all a simulation."

So, the Matrix is real?

Posted by: Bosk at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (ZVuYy)

75 Disney....Disney....oh yeah! That place for 8 year olds.

How they doing?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (GlyUK)

76 That... did not end well for them.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 29, 2023 04:30 PM (llON


We back to flame throwers again?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (NxOLn)

77 So. A Jeffrey Epstein. Working at Disney.
This shit is all a simulation.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Nah. A simulation wouldn't be so on the nose. A simulation would try for verisimilitude.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


If you haven't taken the red pill, you don't notice the simulation "correcting" itself.

Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (DgGvY)

78 >In my experience, virtually ALL businesses outside of start ups (or very close to start up) are WAY too middle and upper management heavy. It is a key sign of culture decay. HR sucks especially at this.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:29 PM (zZu0s)

I've worked for 2 Fortune 50s and am currently at a Fortune 200 company - you have no idea. When I worked at Cabletown there were VPs and SVPs with ZERO direct reports. Sweet gig if you can get it.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (hqarx)

79 I agree that a competently told Black Widow/Hawkeye film could probably have done well in Phase II or early Phase III to help flesh out their characters.

Yeah, they could have done a hard espionage story, more like Captain America II. Have them dealing with Hydra or any of Marvel's 900 world-conquering agencies, with heavy street-level spy stuff, not saving the world.

But, no.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (0hOvj)

80 "action figures of female characters don't sell"

The American art salon, 2023.

Posted by: Pour Your Misery Down On gp at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (MvF+J)

81 There simply cannot be a Batman begins for BatChick because under no circumstance can BatChick fail for a second.
Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (Lzpvj)
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All female characters in big movies are Mary Sues now. Flawed characters aren't faith-promoting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (t0OGg)

82 alert me when Disney buys xhamster

Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (us2H3)

83 Disney can cut all they want. It's a short term fix. There isn't any major restructuring designed to move them completely away from what put them in financial danger to begin with. It's short term and mostly designed to appease shareholders. Their content still sucks and there are no plans to change it. Their share price is at a 3 year low, and now it's mostly at a buy rating. But that's a short term insight.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (wrDSd)

84 I'd be interested to see if these cuts at Disney are exclusively management or not, though. The article seems to imply that it is.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (t0OGg)

I'll bet not.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (eoQWY)

85 73 Epstein didn't layoff himself.

Posted by: ChockyChockyChip at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (ufJfM)

Winner!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (KbCG3)

86 Ultron was not exactly great. I liked some of the ideas, but the execution was... hit and miss.

Yeah it was a huge letdown after Avengers. Honestly there's only been one really great Avengers movie -- the first -- which is sad, given how it all started.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (0hOvj)

87 They should have rode the Guardians of the Galaxy horse hard until it died of exhaustion. Only two movies in how many years? 9 years ?

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (9A3LN)

88 >I'd be interested to see if these cuts at Disney are exclusively management or not, though. The article seems to imply that it is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:31 PM (t0OGg)

It's not based on my Linked In feed. A bunch of drones were also zipped.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (hqarx)

89 Flawed characters aren't faith-promoting.
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*SNORT*

Posted by: the Apostles at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (aV9Ds)

90 Here is 300m for helping to ruin one of the best brands in us corporate history. Good job.

Posted by: runner at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (9+YF+)

91 Disney is too big to fail, we need to bail out Disney tout de suite!

Posted by: PG at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (84jHt)

92
In case you didn't see it yesterday:

The long-time "mainstream" "gay" publication, The Advocate, just posted this piece recently: "Why the Sex Offender Registry Harms lgqbg"

These people are pedos and perverts. Sick fucks, ALL of them.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (yMctG)

93 Yeah, they could have done a hard espionage story, more like Captain America II. Have them dealing with Hydra or any of Marvel's 900 world-conquering agencies, with heavy street-level spy stuff, not saving the world.

But, no.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (0hOvj)
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*All* movies have to have end-of-the-world stakes. I don't know why, but based on the way Hollywood works for action or superhero movies, it seems to be the case.

Superman can't kick some criminal ass in Metropolis or find the guy polluting the river in Smallville, he has to take out an alien plan to destroy the planet. Small-stakes character stories are, for some reason, forbidden.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:35 PM (t0OGg)

94 Yeah, they could have done a hard espionage story, more like Captain America II. Have them dealing with Hydra or any of Marvel's 900 world-conquering agencies, with heavy street-level spy stuff, not saving the world.

But, no.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (0hOvj)
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That's exactly what I was thinking. The two of them together seemed to have good chemistry and so have them work as a team to solve a lower-level scenario that maybe uncovers a major plot point later down the line. I don't think either one can carry a film alone, but as a team, they seem to do quite well. They would have been ideal for setting up one of the other major films in Phase II or III.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:35 PM (YIVH2)

95 91 Disney is too big to fail, we need to bail out Disney tout de suite!
Posted by: PG at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (84jHt)

___

Where do I send the check?

Posted by: Janet Yellen at March 29, 2023 04:35 PM (T/7Bm)

96 alert me when Disney buys xhamster
Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (us2H3)

Now there's a porn connoisseur.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:35 PM (9A3LN)

97 Yeah it was a huge letdown after Avengers. Honestly there's only been one really great Avengers movie -- the first -- which is sad, given how it all started.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (0hOvj)

Infinity War was well... put together (but bloated) but I am not sure how great it is as an Avengers movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:35 PM (zZu0s)

98 Here is 300m for helping to ruin one of the best brands in us corporate history. Good job.
Posted by: runner at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (9+YF+)

Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves in three generations is an old adage.

Grandad builds company, Dad maintains it, Son destroys it.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (eoQWY)

99 61 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:30 PM (zZu0s)

I'd rather have had Stalin's fall than Lenin's or Trotsky's.

Stalin spent his evening entertaining the Politburo, and redlining about 12,000 names for Beria to fuck with.

He then had a stroke and went through about 14 hours of comatose indignity and then was gone.

Lenin died knowing his only role in Soviet history was leaving a thresher that would devout millions.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (Lzpvj)

100 Well, I'm in top form. I just commented on the thread below thinking it was new.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (wagHN)

101 Previously working under Zenia Mucha, the feared and respected former senior executive vice president and CCO (otherwise known as the "Director of Revenge")

"Zenia Mucha, Director of Revenge" would be a great luchador name.

Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (DgGvY)

102 Disney can cut all they want. It's a short term fix. There isn't any major restructuring designed to move them completely away from what put them in financial danger to begin with.

Here's how bad things are going for Disney right now: they dug into their warehouse of old Disney stuff and had an auction selling it off.

https://tinyurl.com/43jbwu2s

And they have been handed a multi-BILLION dollar expense by their idiotic handling of the Florida kid protection bill. And this expense is ongoing. That property is the size of Manhattan in prime real estate and now they have to pay taxes etc on it that they did not before.

I would not be surprised at all if they didn't start fire sale stuff selling off bits of their acquisitions and properties.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (0hOvj)

103 That... did not end well for them.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 29, 2023 04:30 PM (llON



At least we didn't see our destruction coming.


SWIDT.

Posted by: The Original Sodomites at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (yQpMk)

104 Epstein didn't layoff himself.

Posted by: ChockyChockyChip at March 29, 2023 04:32 PM (ufJfM)

Winner!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 29, 2023 04:33 PM (KbCG3)


Signed,

Epstein's Mother

Posted by: Archer at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (gmo/4)

105 from the last thread...B-29
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:18 PM (GwxCX)

I was honored to give a eulogy at the Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery for a man that had a hand in developing the B-29. He joined the Army in 1939 on a promise that volunteering early gave you a better chance of not being shipped out IF war broke out.

IIRC the B-29 was being hatched in Kansas and they needed to train pilots once production began. Jack Barnes got moved to an Army air base near Denver. There were 8200 pilots that went through his training program on planes he had built to teach them how to fly.

Those B-17 training planes had 16 fully functional dual B-29 cock pits with an aisle down the middle and each set of pilots/co pilots got to fly with actual controls that could be overidden by the actual flight crew if needed.

Those pilots had very little time behind the sticks before being assigned to their planes. The development of the B-29 took several years and was only used in the Pacific theater of WWII.

Mr. Barnes was actually a craftsman that opened a classic T-Bird shop in Houston when he was in his mid 50's and he became a certified Ford technician.

Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (DB6tu)

106 Santa Fe District Attorney Stepping Down From Prosecuting Alec Baldwin’s Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

.. two-tier justice

Posted by: SMOD at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (RHGPo)

107 Superman can't kick some criminal ass in Metropolis or find the guy polluting the river in Smallville, he has to take out an alien plan to destroy the planet. Small-stakes character stories are, for some reason, forbidden.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:35 PM (t0OGg)

no CGI action, so that triples the amount of script and actor lines needed to pad out the time.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (eoQWY)

108 What I learned today. Steely Dan wrote as song ridiculing John Lennon and Imagine.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xAQma49yt6o

There *was* nothing wrong with that name until I was about twelve years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (FVME7)

109 Well, I'm in top form. I just commented on the thread below thinking it was new.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (wagHN)

You weren't the only one.

Posted by: Archer at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (gmo/4)

110 Sucks to be a disney stock holder. If I had any of their stock I would be dumping it toot sweet.

Posted by: Mister Scott



They should have dumped it a year and a half ago. I told one online financial wizard who recommended DIS that he needed to dump it and buy CVX.

At that time, DIS was at 184 and Chevron was at 96. As of today, DIS is at 94 and CVX is at 160.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (lTGtQ)

111 92
In case you didn't see it yesterday:

The long-time "mainstream" "gay" publication, The Advocate, just posted this piece recently: "Why the Sex Offender Registry Harms lgqbg"

These people are pedos and perverts. Sick fucks, ALL of them.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (yMctG)

The bride at every wedding. The corpse at every funeral. The Sun in every galaxy.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (KbCG3)

112 Lenin died knowing his only role in Soviet history was leaving a thresher that would devout millions.
Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (Lzpvj)

Lenin is no fucking saint I feel sorry for. He was a fucking monster who wanted to terrorize his people just as much as Stalin. But restrained terror is still terror.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (zZu0s)

113 Perlmutter. Isn't that the eccentric gourmand Dirk Pitt always consults when he needs to know about some ancient bit of sea lore?

Posted by: spindrift at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (h5TKJ)

114 The key is *competent storytelling*, which Disney currently lacks.
____

What?

Posted by: Millennial writing staff with gender studies degrees and no life experience at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (fs1hN)

115 The long-time "mainstream" "gay" publication, The Advocate, just posted this piece recently: "Why the Sex Offender Registry Harms lgqbg"
These people are pedos and perverts. Sick fucks, ALL of them.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 04:34 PM (yMctG)

Concur. Sodomites fool a lot of people but a warm, charming sodomite with a sense of humor and style is still a sodomite.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 29, 2023 04:39 PM (GlyUK)

116 The bride at every wedding. The corpse at every funeral. The Sun in every galaxy.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (KbCG3)
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Solipsists. All of them. They no longer believe in an external reality separate from themselves.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:39 PM (YIVH2)

117 WTF. Looking at a winter storm this weekend. 1/2 a foot or more of global changey white stuff with a nice 40 mph wind behind it. nice whiteout conditions. You people in the gardening thread can kiss my frozen ass.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:39 PM (GwxCX)

118 *All* movies have to have end-of-the-world stakes. I don't know why, but based on the way Hollywood works for action or superhero movies, it seems to be the case.

That is the big complaint about Ant-Man: it has no stakes! Who cares? It was entertaining and interesting, it was fun to watch. That's how you deal with Ant Man, he's just not very powerful.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:39 PM (0hOvj)

119 At that time, DIS was at 184 and Chevron was at 96. As of today, DIS is at 94 and CVX is at 160.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (lTGtQ)

But we'll all be driving electric cars in 10 years and there will still be kids Disney can turn gay.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 29, 2023 04:39 PM (UuD2k)

120 Iger turned Dumbo into the Hindenberg.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (wtvvX)

121 112 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (zZu0s)

You did note "hilariously?"

The entire communist party needs body work delivered by m2a1

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (Lzpvj)

122 Trotsky died thinking he was about to go mountain climbing.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (9A3LN)

123 Movies and crap are like art

some people have to have some new every fucking day

some people can immerse themselves in the past brillance forever

I admit to being the latter

Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (us2H3)

124
Jeffrey Epstein, editor of a fanzine and head of a fan club for small children.

I swear, the people programming this thing just have a handful of pedo rich guy NPCs, and one is the Epstein module.

Next, I'll hear that a mayor killed a couple guys outside a lonely airfield to cover up his drug deals. Mayor Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (oINRc)

125 Could be worse. He could've been Michael Bolton.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer

There *was* nothing wrong with that name until I was about twelve years old and that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys.

(I got two of my posts confabulated.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (FVME7)

126 Of COURSE there's ANOTHER Jeffrey Epstein.

Posted by: XTC at March 29, 2023 04:41 PM (UnA8+)

127 122 Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (9A3LN)

"I am the mountain comrade?"

//Trotsky's skull

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:41 PM (Lzpvj)

128 You did note "hilariously?"

The entire communist party needs body work delivered by m2a1
Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:40 PM (Lzpvj)

I like to imagine that Stalin was paralyzed, in great pain wondering why no one was helping him for 12 hours.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:41 PM (zZu0s)

129 Lenin is no fucking saint I feel sorry for. He was a fucking monster who wanted to terrorize his people just as much as Stalin. But restrained terror is still terror.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (zZu0s)


Terror is an instrument of social hygiene. -- Lenin

Posted by: Archer at March 29, 2023 04:41 PM (gmo/4)

130 ... And they have been handed a multi-BILLION dollar expense by their idiotic handling of the Florida kid protection bill. And this expense is ongoing. That property is the size of Manhattan in prime real estate and now they have to pay taxes etc on it that they did not before. ...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 04:36 PM (0hOvj)
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If the rumors about that are true and Chapek wanted to stay out of it but Alonso went in and bullied him until he made probably the most expensive mistake in Disney history, he *deserved* to be fired for it. Replacing him with Iger continues to amaze me, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:42 PM (t0OGg)

131 Of COURSE there's ANOTHER Jeffrey Epstein.
Posted by: XTC at March 29, 2023 04:41 PM (UnA8+)
----
Clonepacks -- come in batches of 6, courtesy of everyone's favorite Friendly Computer! (have a nice day, citizen!)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:42 PM (YIVH2)

132 Lenin is no fucking saint I feel sorry for. He was a fucking monster who wanted to terrorize his people just as much as Stalin. But restrained terror is still terror.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (zZu0s)

there is a bit in a book by a Soviet defector Suvarov taking place in the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia where the Russian soldiers in Prague get in an argument with people on the street - the Czechs argument was Lenin was worse than Stalin, just died too early. He certainly was more of a true believer and that usually comes with a higher body count.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:42 PM (eoQWY)

133 Terror is an instrument of social hygiene. -- KJP, Trans activists and Arizona Spokeswoman
Posted by: Archer at March 29, 2023 04:41 PM (gmo/4)

Fixed it for you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:43 PM (zZu0s)

134 I was honored to give a eulogy at the Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery for a man that had a hand in developing the B-29. He joined the Army in 1939 on a promise that volunteering early gave you a better chance of not being shipped out IF war broke out.

IIRC the B-29 was being hatched in Kansas and they needed to train pilots once production began. Jack Barnes got moved to an Army air base near Denver. There were 8200 pilots that went through his training program on planes he had built to teach them how to fly.

Those B-17 training planes had 16 fully functional dual B-29 cock pits with an aisle down the middle and each set of pilots/co pilots got to fly with actual controls that could be overidden by the actual flight crew if needed.

Those pilots had very little time behind the sticks before being assigned to their planes. The development of the B-29 took several years and was only used in the Pacific theater of WWII.
Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM

Thanks Dan, Very interesting story! Gramps trained in TX on the 29, he laughed thinking, it's too big to fly! LOL

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:43 PM (GwxCX)

135 there is a bit in a book by a Soviet defector Suvarov taking place in the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia where the Russian soldiers in Prague get in an argument with people on the street - the Czechs argument was Lenin was worse than Stalin, just died too early. He certainly was more of a true believer and that usually comes with a higher body count.
Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:42 PM (eoQWY)
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Nonsense. Perfectly-indoctrinated true believers who seize unlimited power over a nation have no track record of large-scale slaughter!

Posted by: Pol Pot at March 29, 2023 04:43 PM (t0OGg)

136 128 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:41 PM (zZu0s)

Oh he was pissed, mom had a stroke and a series of strokelets. Despite her schizophrenia she was a highly intelligent woman at her peak and very effective in the use of metaphor and imagery. She explained that her mind did not stop working it just got time distorted and her reasoning slowed down.

Stain probably died wondering if he had murdered all the competent doctors in Western Russia.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:43 PM (Lzpvj)

137 Clonepacks -- come in batches of 6, courtesy of everyone's favorite Friendly Computer! (have a nice day, citizen!)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


I understood that reference.

Posted by: mikeski goes meta at March 29, 2023 04:44 PM (DgGvY)

138 I remember that Anna Nicole Smith's attorney was named Howard Stern. He was voluntarily forced (new oxymoron ) to go by Howard K Stern.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:45 PM (9A3LN)

139 Those pilots had very little time behind the sticks before being assigned to their planes. The development of the B-29 took several years and was only used in the Pacific theater of WWII.
Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM
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Another element of the B-29 program that most people don't realize is how expensive it was. It cost about the same as the Manhattan Project. it was less scientifically innovative, but it was as expensive a program.

That boggles me mind. This country managed to pay for and achieve *two* projects at that scale simultaneously. It's unthinkable, but we did it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:45 PM (t0OGg)

140 there is a bit in a book by a Soviet defector Suvarov taking place in the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia where the Russian soldiers in Prague get in an argument with people on the street - the Czechs argument was Lenin was worse than Stalin, just died too early. He certainly was more of a true believer and that usually comes with a higher body count.
Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:42 PM (eoQWY)

Eh, I dunno. These things are hard to gauge. Lenin set up a lot of the mechanisms that Stalin used. I am pretty sure you would not have to add too much to one side or the other if you weighed Stalin and Lenin's souls.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:45 PM (zZu0s)

141 Lenin's tactics are in use to this very day. "In order to control the opposition, we have to become the opposition".
Remember that the next time we gripe about the GOPe.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at March 29, 2023 04:45 PM (jTmQV)

142 This is sexual assault and it's generally called frotteurism.

A "drag queen" straddled a teenaged? girl at a "pride festival" event with students as young as 14 in attendance. Teachers took students to the event without notifying parents of what it would entail.

trib.al/CVKqXYd

Notice the assault victim has her forearms tucked in between her assaulter and herself.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 29, 2023 04:46 PM (j2Xg6)

143 My high school psychology teacher used to say that a neurortic builds castles in the sky and psychotics live in them. Disney is upside down on a high rate mortgage on a sky castle and the ballon payment is coming due.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 04:46 PM (FVME7)

144 F'ing Krauts are to blame for the USSR. They been screwing up stuff for a long time.

Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:47 PM (9A3LN)

145 Next, I'll hear that a mayor killed a couple guys outside a lonely airfield to cover up his drug deals. Mayor Bill Clinton.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

////

Yep, probably next thing up on the agenda

Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 04:48 PM (tQL7r)

146 A "drag queen" straddled a teenaged? girl at a "pride festival" event with students as young as 14 in attendance. Teachers took students to the event without notifying parents of what it would entail. ...
Posted by: bonhomme at March 29, 2023 04:46 PM (j2Xg6)
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Did they notify the parents at all? Or was it just a "field trip?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:48 PM (t0OGg)

147 This is sexual assault and it's generally called frotteurism.
Posted by: bonhomme


"Frotteurism" is hard to spell.

Can we call it "Bidening?"

Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2023 04:48 PM (DgGvY)

148 Perlmutter is just a figurehead with no power at this point. Marvel Entertainment (comics, licensing, etc.) folding into other parts of Disney is more noteworthy.

Posted by: Fed Up at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (uZn/X)

149 A "drag queen" straddled a teenaged? girl at a "pride festival" event with students as young as 14 in attendance. Teachers took students to the event without notifying parents of what it would entail. ...
Posted by: bonhomme at March 29, 2023 04:46 PM (j2Xg6)
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Do most people not understand how depraved "pride" events/marches are? Have they never seen one? They're no place for children, let alone children in the "care" of a school.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (t0OGg)

150 116 The bride at every wedding. The corpse at every funeral. The Sun in every galaxy.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 29, 2023 04:38 PM (KbCG3)
---
Solipsists. All of them. They no longer believe in an external reality separate from themselves.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at March 29, 2023 04:39 PM (YIVH2)

They are reality. That which harms them is immoral and wrong. Their behavior is always right. If they do it, it was meant to be done. Your reaction to it is and always will be the problem.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (KbCG3)

151 That boggles me mind. This country managed to pay for and achieve *two* projects at that scale simultaneously. It's unthinkable, but we did it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix


While building three liberty ships and 100 fighters per day.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (lTGtQ)

152 That boggles me mind. This country managed to pay for and achieve *two* projects at that scale simultaneously. It's unthinkable, but we did it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 29, 2023 04:45 PM

The guns on the 29 were remote controlled. Big stuff for 1943. We did so much cool shit, because we HAD to. We didn't have to do enviromental impact studies or make sure our troops were ghey friendly or diverse. We needed to build and destroy some shit and we go to it toot sweet. Now we run out of toilet paper and people wig out.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (GwxCX)

153 143 My high school psychology teacher used to say that a neurortic builds castles in the sky and psychotics live in them. Disney is upside down on a high rate mortgage on a sky castle and the ballon payment is coming due.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 04:46 PM (FVME7)

granted, I was a HS dropout

but psycho in HS ??

Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (us2H3)

154 This is sexual assault and it's generally called frotteurism.
Posted by: bonhomme
"Frotteurism" is hard to spell.
Can we call it "Bidening?"
Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2023 04:48 PM (DgGvY)

Dry Humping...like a dog on a leg.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (GlyUK)

155 144 Posted by: polynikes at March 29, 2023 04:47 PM (9A3LN)

It was a desperation move on their part.

Consider this, the Germans (and I am maternally a German by ancestry) sent us the Frankfurt school assholes who wrecked our education system and created 4 generations of geometrically increasing nutjob communists in our schools....they also created the Communist Russia that wound up obliterating the Junker class.

Sometimes history does give a nice slapstick kick in the nuts of the worst actors.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:50 PM (Lzpvj)

156 "The Baroness" in skin-tight leather with D cups, or the other similar GI Joe figures, sold okay.

We blame our "boobs" obsession on our inner 10-year-olds, after all.

Posted by: mikeski at March 29, 2023 04:23 PM (DgGvY)

CO - BRALESS

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 04:50 PM (OgrpQ)

157 Senate Bill 686 [SB686 HERE], “The Restrict Act”, also known as the bipartisan bill to empower the executive branch to shut down TikTok.

The Restrict Act, has very little to do with TikTok and everything to do with the United States government controlling online content. If you read the bill, what you quickly discover is that congress is giving the Commerce Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the power to shut down internet content they view as against their interests.

Posted by: SMOD at March 29, 2023 04:50 PM (RHGPo)

158 I don't know how big of news laying of an 80 year old executive is... did I read that right?
80?

Posted by: Inogame at March 29, 2023 04:50 PM (53oGX)

159 Minnfidel, Jack Barnes started his military career in San Antonio. They saw his craftsmanship capabilities and sent him to the plant in Kansas. He had worked for his father as a furniture builder and upholsterer before he joined.

Was your grandfather flying in WWII or Korea?

Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 04:50 PM (DB6tu)

160 Another element of the B-29 program that most people don't realize is how expensive it was. It cost about the same as the Manhattan Project. it was less scientifically innovative, but it was as expensive a program.

And still managed to produce an engine nacelle whose cowlings, if stuck closed, burned the engine up, and if stuck open, as often happened, made as much drag as having an engine out that you couldn't feather.

Posted by: The Original Sodomites at March 29, 2023 04:50 PM (yQpMk)

161 Eh, I dunno. These things are hard to gauge. Lenin set up a lot of the mechanisms that Stalin used. I am pretty sure you would not have to add too much to one side or the other if you weighed Stalin and Lenin's souls.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 04:45 PM (zZu0s)

I think the argument last put up by the tank commander who was occupying a bank and cut off but still doing education sessions was "Stalin never directly ordered the murder of children!" ... then the Russians went inside the bank and cut off the discussions.

There are a lot of funny incidents - like in the retreat a motorcycle was set on fire by accident so they invented an attack by hostile elements to cover it up and sent it up the command chain, but had to keep amending it as higher echelons added other stuff that had been lost/stolen to added to the report

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:50 PM (eoQWY)

162 153 Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM (us2H3)

Yes, the honors classes were pretty diverse. I took honors econ, history, lit, genetics, and civics in high school.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:51 PM (Lzpvj)

163 @113 yup St. Julian perlmutter. 400 lb gourmand and maritime historian. Always thought Cussler was a fun read

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 29, 2023 04:51 PM (W2hoj)

164 While building three liberty ships and 100 fighters per day.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM

Look at the ships from Peal that were destroyed. Many were literally pieced back together. The Japs thought they were ghost ship. They took them to Ford Island with numbers on them and rebuilt them in months as a hearty fuck you to the Japs. Now we'd worry if the ship's name was rayciss.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:51 PM (GwxCX)

165 Disney as a creative force is just like Apple -- holding onto a mythology that was forged by its betters years ago and somehow maintained an image it was fully incapable of upholding with its current useless employees. Disney hasn't created anything of late; it simply recasts, retools, reimagines (god, I hate that word) its former glory, hoping no one will notice. Likewise, Apple is not even a shadow of the innovative force it was under Jobs. They've run the course on the iPod and iMac, and though there is still a legion of Apple nerds who salivate over the next phone launch, how long will it take them to tire of minute like size alterations, available colors, or number of cameras? At some point, it's just another fucking phone, folks. Even Moses had to admit at some point that his mountain glow had faded.

Posted by: red speck at March 29, 2023 04:51 PM (Ny/Va)

166 Gramps trained in TX on the 29, he laughed thinking, it's too big to fly! LOL
Posted by: Minnfidel

/////

Was it in, around, or adjacent to Houston? My FIL trained pilots there in WWII.

Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 04:51 PM (tQL7r)

167 Yes, the honors classes were pretty diverse. I took honors econ, history, lit, genetics, and civics in high school.
Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:51 PM (Lzpvj)

my dad always said I was dumb

Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:52 PM (us2H3)

168 granted, I was a HS dropout

but psycho in HS ??

Posted by: REDACTED


I had a psych class in HS. Wasn't even that long ago, just...thirtmumble...OK it was a while ago.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez Max Headroom for President! at March 29, 2023 04:52 PM (OUMaO)

169 Dos. He got his wings in TX. Not sure where he trained on the 29. Started off on Texan AT6's I believe.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:52 PM (GwxCX)

170 That boggles me mind. This country managed to pay for and achieve *two* projects at that scale simultaneously. It's unthinkable, but we did it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix


While building three liberty ships and 100 fighters per day.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:49 PM


And taking a theory on a blackboard and turning that theory into a functional atomic weapon in 24 months.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 29, 2023 04:54 PM (ncXxy)

171 I sold antiques to fags and frustrated women for 45 years without knowing nuttin about sycologi

Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:55 PM (us2H3)

172 167 Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:52 PM (us2H3)

I would never say that in a million years, what I would say is that once upon a time in this country if you did well at taking tests and showed intellectual curiousness the system gave you ample opportunity to excel.

I did not excel, my high school GPA was rather average, but I did well on the SAT and ACT both. There was a lot of drama in my upbringing and I was blessed enough that the social sciences department head saw some giftedpotential in me. Without honors classes I would have dropped out in the 10th grade gotten a GED and shipped on my 17th birthday I think.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:55 PM (Lzpvj)

173 Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:55 PM (us2H3)

Did any normal people buy antiques?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 29, 2023 04:56 PM (FUVRY)

174 Gramps trained in TX on the 29, he laughed thinking, it's too big to fly! LOL
Posted by: Minnfidel

/////

Was it in, around, or adjacent to Houston? My FIL trained pilots there in WWII.
Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 04:51 PM

Not sure, I know it was in TX, I remember him telling me stories about how hot it was but that it helped prep him for the Pacific. He didn't talk about the war much. I didn't find out until after his death that he had to ditch in the Pacific. Lost their tail gunner, he blamed himself. And he hated water because of it. He mostly shared the funny stories. That was about it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 04:56 PM (GwxCX)

175 FBI asset testifies under oath he physically blocked a security gate police were trying to close on 1/6.

https://bit.ly/3lOWr3L

Posted by: bonhomme at March 29, 2023 04:56 PM (j2Xg6)

176 173 Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:55 PM (us2H3)

Did any normal people buy antiques?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 29, 2023 04:56 PM (FUVRY)

no

Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:57 PM (us2H3)

177 Here's how bad things are going for Disney right now: they dug into their warehouse of old Disney stuff and had an auction selling it off.

Last night I saw a lot of Disney movies in the digital discount bins (i.e., $5 to buy the digital version). Disney movies almost never show up there, and never en masse.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 29, 2023 04:57 PM (EXyHK)

178 That boggles me mind. This country managed to pay for and achieve *two* projects at that scale simultaneously. It's unthinkable, but we did it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix

In the Pacific they time-shared the fleet command because to get operations going twice as fast. Planners and Commanders would work on one operation while another was underway. When that wound down, the admirals and staff and ground troops would ship out to the fleet and the first set of leaders would start planning their next operation.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 04:57 PM (eoQWY)

179 168 >>granted, I was a HS dropout

but psycho in HS ??

Posted by: REDACTED

I had a psych class in HS. Wasn't even that long ago, just...thirtmumble...OK it was a while ago.


Me too. Mr. Hospers. Single late-30s dude who lived on a sailboat in Santa Cruz. All the girls swooned over him. I wouldn't doubt he enjoyed a little after-school tutelage now and then.

Posted by: red speck at March 29, 2023 04:58 PM (Ny/Va)

180 Lenin was an intellectual who enjoyed power.
Stalin was just a thug who enjoyed killing for its own sake.
Both were vicious, but Stalin takes the prize because he enjoyed doing it so damn much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 29, 2023 04:58 PM (trdmm)

181 175 Posted by: bonhomme at March 29, 2023 04:56 PM (j2Xg6)

It was a stage managed coup essentially. Right out of the Okhrana and cheka playbook comrade.

//Feliks Dzerzhinsky

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 04:58 PM (Lzpvj)

182 Look at the ships from Peal that were destroyed. Many were literally pieced back together. The Japs thought they were ghost ship.
Posted by: Minnfidel



One of my favorite WWI Pacific stories is the Battle of Surigao Strait, where the Japanese force ran into the US battleships that had been raised from Pearl Harbor - West Virginia, California, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Tennessee, all crossing their T.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:59 PM (lTGtQ)

183 >Me too. Mr. Hospers. Single late-30s dude who lived on a sailboat in Santa Cruz. All the girls swooned over him. I wouldn't doubt he enjoyed a little after-school tutelage now and then.

Posted by: red speck at March 29, 2023 04:58 PM (Ny/Va)

Don't stand so close to me.

Posted by: V. Nabokov at March 29, 2023 04:59 PM (NgqoH)

184 Trotsky died thinking he was about to go mountain climbing.
==
To be fair, the thought crossed my mind, along with the point of an ice axe.

Posted by: Zombie Trotsky at March 29, 2023 04:59 PM (En9T+)

185 180 Posted by: Tom Servo at March 29, 2023 04:58 PM (trdmm)

The only argument I will make about Lenin possibly having an iota of superior personal morality to Stalin is his allowing the NEP.

The main argument I can make that Lenin was worse than Stalin is Lenin basically empowered Stalin.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 05:00 PM (Lzpvj)

186
Queer men have been leading a movement for a long time now to outlaw circumcision. Ironic, yes? "Trans" "surgery" for toddlers is okay, but parents removing a little foreskin is "abuse." Andrew Sullivan is a big fan of children keeping their foreskin. Really.

These people are evil sickos.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 05:00 PM (yMctG)

187 That's a shame. I was hoping their would be 10,000 layoffs.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:00 PM (bkUtD)

188 One of my favorite WWI Pacific stories is the Battle of Surigao Strait, where the Japanese force ran into the US battleships that had been raised from Pearl Harbor - West Virginia, California, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Tennessee, all crossing their T.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:59 PM

That was awesome. It was the original Fuck Around And Find Out!

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 29, 2023 05:00 PM (GwxCX)

189 granted, I was a HS dropout

but psycho in HS ??
Posted by: REDACTED

Back when I went to.school, schools used to, you know, teach stuff.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 05:01 PM (FVME7)

190 Posted by: REDACTED at March 29, 2023 04:57 PM (us2H3)

What about antiques appeals to gays and frustrated women?
The only antiques I have are from grandparents and their parents and dolls which my mother bought as a kid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 29, 2023 05:01 PM (FUVRY)

191 187 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:00 PM (bkUtD)

#Soon

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 05:02 PM (Lzpvj)

192 Disney CEO Bob Iger: The source of and solution to every Disney problem. Like alcohol... only more toxic.

Iger spent how many years steering USS Disney into the iceberg? And HE's going to fix it? The guy is running a scam now. Screw things up so badly no one can step in and fix it on a dime and, because he's the the legacy CEO, the job falls back into his own lap.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at March 29, 2023 05:02 PM (aXxgO)

193 192 Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at March 29, 2023 05:02 PM (aXxgO)

He was never really out of power.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 05:02 PM (Lzpvj)

194 He mostly shared the funny stories. That was about it.
Posted by: Minnfidel

My FIL didn't even do that. But every year until he and my MIL both had dementia....they'd make the drive from Little Rock to Houston for his reunion.

Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 05:03 PM (tQL7r)

195
Speaking if high school...

Many of you boomers here were in high school in 1977, oui?

This just popped up in my youtubes, today: Going To School in 1977

https://youtu.be/FpmXz1e6IjQ

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 05:03 PM (yMctG)

196 At that time, DIS was at 184 and Chevron was at 96. As of today, DIS is at 94 and CVX is at 160.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at March 29, 2023 04:37 PM (lTGtQ)
==
Yep - did an Exxon buy about that time, on my advisor's advice. Was a good move.

Posted by: Black JEM at March 29, 2023 05:03 PM (UVyKP)

197 The biggest problem for Disney is...where do they go/what do they do to regain their reputation.

You remember Disney's Reputation? You know, the one place, the one studio that was dedicated to wholesome family entertainment and the celebration of all things American.

Well, Disney took that Reputation, walked it into the town square at high noon, repeatedly shot it in the head, pissed on the corpse, raped it, then set it on fire and using the sizzling remains to make a ragu for lunch.

It's going to take wholesale firing and literally years to try, just even attempt, to rebuild that reputation.

I doubt it can be done.

They took Disney's most precious asset and casually destroyed it. Along with destroying all the IPs they paid billions for.

Great work, a-holes!

Posted by: naturalfake at March 29, 2023 05:03 PM (mm6iK)

198 157 Senate Bill 686 [SB686 HERE], “The Restrict Act”, also known as the bipartisan bill to empower the executive branch to shut down TikTok.

The Restrict Act, has very little to do with TikTok and everything to do with the United States government controlling online content. If you read the bill, what you quickly discover is that congress is giving the Commerce Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the power to shut down internet content they view as against their interests.
_____

Yeah, so, whaddya you gonna do about it?

Posted by: GOPe (now with more F.U.!) at March 29, 2023 05:03 PM (fs1hN)

199 Seattle's Lake Washington school district decides not to have SROs anymore.

Automatons.

https://bit.ly/431Z9Um

Posted by: bonhomme at March 29, 2023 05:04 PM (j2Xg6)

200 The Enterprise was the only flat top that served through out WWII. It did have to go in for repairs a couple of times and when it came out for the last time it saw action as a troop ship bringing service members home. It was scrapped in the late 50s.

Fun fact. The rental car company Enterprise was started by some of the men who served on the carrier Enterprise.

I think the company financed a series of animated and actual videos of the USS Enterprise. Go to "Battle 360" to see them.

Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 05:04 PM (DB6tu)

201 FBI asset testifies under oath he physically blocked a security gate police were trying to close on 1/6.

https://bit.ly/3lOWr3L
Posted by: bonhomme

I don't think this will amount to a hill of beans since trial is so far off but . . .

The Idaho quadruple murder case could be in jeopardy due to the presence of "Brady material" in a police officer's case file

https://bit.ly/3lLkfFL

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 05:05 PM (FVME7)

202 The Battle 360 videos are very good

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2023 05:06 PM (xhxe8)

203 >>>#Soon
Posted by: sven


Here's hoping!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:06 PM (bkUtD)

204 Anonosaurus Wrecks: "Back when I went to.school, schools used to, you know, teach stuff."

I wonder how many current college students (more specifically, seniors) could pass a high school graduating exam from one hundred plus years ago? I'd bet less than half.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at March 29, 2023 05:06 PM (aXxgO)

205 This just popped up in my youtubes, today: Going To School in 1977

https://youtu.be/FpmXz1e6IjQ

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 05:03 PM (yMctG)



I drove that Maverick!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:06 PM (yQpMk)

206 202 Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2023 05:06 PM (xhxe

ask and ye shall receive..


https://youtu.be/FE6GZuUONmM

I miss that nation.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 05:07 PM (Lzpvj)

207 @186 doesn't make much sense health wise. Men with foreskin have greater chance of infection and given that gays engage in anal sex, well...

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 29, 2023 05:07 PM (pgsH3)

208
I drove that Maverick!
Posted by: G'rump928


I figured you for a Monza.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 05:07 PM (yMctG)

209 I doubt it can be done.

They took Disney's most precious asset and casually destroyed it. Along with destroying all the IPs they paid billions for.

Great work, a-holes!
Posted by: naturalfake at March 29, 2023 05:03 PM (mm6iK)

this is why companies, just like people, die when they've been around too long. Disney is turning into the Sears of the entertainment biz.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 29, 2023 05:08 PM (trdmm)

210 Many of you boomers here were in high school in 1977, oui?

Nope. I was married and already had my first kid.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 29, 2023 05:09 PM (wagHN)

211 I have seen commercials for vacationing at Disney. I'm sure the wokies will fall into that trap, but not free-thinking people.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (bkUtD)

212 210 Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 29, 2023 05:09 PM (wagHN)

I was five and wearing mukluks to kindergarten.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (Lzpvj)

213
I was in 2nd grade

Posted by: Soothsayer, the HQ's Most Respected Commenter at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (yMctG)

214 There is a small background debate about circumcision, whether its right or not and there are some absolutely ridiculous, outrageous claims and arguments against it (comparing it to female circumcision which is idiotic and hateful, for example). All I know is God told Israel to do it, so how wrong can it be?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (0hOvj)

215 >>>Nope. I was married and already had my first kid.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer


Wow, all that and you're just 29!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (bkUtD)

216 The 70s were best decade.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (yQpMk)

217 Well, I feel old!

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 29, 2023 05:12 PM (wagHN)

218 Wow, all that and you're just 29!

I know! *pssst.. I'm a witch with special powers.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 29, 2023 05:12 PM (wagHN)

219 Wow, all that and you're just 29!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (bkUtD)

Almost
29.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:12 PM (yQpMk)

220 The Restrict Act will be exactly as productive as the Department of Homeland Security and things like FISA Courts/Law.

It will remove more liberty from US citizens.

TuCa's bulletpoint list of shenanigans and obfuscation - aka lies - from the legislation were astounding. The law pretty much states that it will persecute/prosecute ANYONE it doesn't like at ANY given moment for ANY reason. It's a law making the lawless inevitable.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at March 29, 2023 05:12 PM (aXxgO)

221 210 Many of you boomers here were in high school in 1977, oui?

graduated in '77. Good year.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 29, 2023 05:12 PM (trdmm)

222 I was five and wearing mukluks to kindergarten.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (Lzpvj)

Fist bump, I had bread bags in my moon boots

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (OgrpQ)

223 This is just a little too perfect so my bullshit meter is pinging but
two black high school girls just solved a trigonometry problem that has baffled the experts for 2000 years.

https://bit.ly/42SoiR2

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (FVME7)

224 The biggest problem for Disney is...where do they go/what do they do to regain their reputation.

It would take about a decade of good, family-friendly, enjoyable entertainment of high quality. And being friendly and good to customers, not attacking them. That would start them on the path to having a better reputation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (0hOvj)

225 Arguing about circumcision is making a mountain out of a mohil.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (a3Q+t)

226 that 1977 High School vid takes me back! My first car was 1967 Camaro I bought from my oldest brother in 1973. He bought it new and sold it to me a year or so after he got back from Viet Nam.

I didn't see any bombardment being played in that video.

Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (DB6tu)

227 >>>Almost 29.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


You're not even near the hill, let alone over it!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (bkUtD)

228 I had a Major Matt Mason action figure when I was a tot. Note I said ACTION FIGURE and not DOLL.

Posted by: Weasel at March 29, 2023 05:14 PM (RG6z4)

229 Is it dark in here or it just me?

Posted by: Eromero at March 29, 2023 05:14 PM (MF3yS)

230 But serious you guys, I don't know where the rest of you stand on this issue, I blame faulty AI!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 29, 2023 05:14 PM (Jg7EG)

231 This just popped up in my youtubes, today: Going To School in 1977

/////

Yes, can confirm. Cars, fashion, and hairstyles are all circa 1977. But I never had any coed gym classes.

Posted by: Prime Sister at March 29, 2023 05:15 PM (tQL7r)

232 The 70s were best decade.

Yes they were.

Posted by: Bosk at March 29, 2023 05:15 PM (ZVuYy)

233 '68 Camaro was best Camaro.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:15 PM (yQpMk)

234 "Nope. I was married and already had my first kid."

ditto, now we have five grands

Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 05:16 PM (DB6tu)

235 Graduated in 78 but was in England by end of the year, and still 17

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2023 05:16 PM (xhxe8)

236 The 70s were best decade.

The sixties rocked. The seventies—oh my God, they obviously suck. Come on! Maybe the eighties will be radical.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 29, 2023 05:16 PM (EXyHK)

237 The 70s were best decade.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:11 PM (yQpMk)

Looking at my own life, the 70's were pretty turbulent. But when I did find some fun, it was a lot of fun.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 29, 2023 05:16 PM (BdMk6)

238 The 70s had the High Centennial.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:17 PM (yQpMk)

239 Many of you boomers here were in high school in 1977, oui?

My HS was a little more rough around the edges than that one, but close enough.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 29, 2023 05:17 PM (Xrfse)

240 When America was still America.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:17 PM (yQpMk)

241 ditto, now we have five grands

Three grands and 3 great grands. I'm so blessed.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at March 29, 2023 05:18 PM (wagHN)

242 Dang, I was born in the 70's. Y'all are some old farts.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 29, 2023 05:18 PM (UuD2k)

243 Jeffrey R. Epstein, a vice president of corporate communications for Disney and the man who spearheaded the official Disney fan club D23, was among those laid off this week, TheWrap has confirmed.

Epstein didn't fire himself.... oh... wait...

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 29, 2023 05:18 PM (oHd/0)

244 I was 2 in '77.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 05:19 PM (zZu0s)

245 >>> Dang, I was born in the 70's. Y'all are some old farts.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Born in '69. Heh, heh, sixty-nine.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 29, 2023 05:19 PM (bkUtD)

246 Fist bump, I had bread bags in my moon boots
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (OgrpQ)

Oh yes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:19 PM (L6rHB)

247 Can someone help me out? I am told that Trump indictment is supposed to help Trump because the Dems know they can beat him.

I am also told they are going to use the indictment to sink Trump and elevate DeSantis because he's a RINO cuck they know they can live with.

And that's just from Republicans.

Posted by: blaster at March 29, 2023 05:19 PM (pwExq)

248 222 Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:13 PM (OgrpQ)

Moon boots were awesome. Needless to say I got my ass handed to me for using proper English and being praised for it.

"May I go to the restroom" in lieu of "can I?" got me hammered.

Posted by: sven at March 29, 2023 05:19 PM (Lzpvj)

249 Since we're now past 240 comments, I am reposting this joke which got almost willowed in the last thread, because I hate autocorrect and because I'm doing my bit to lighten the atmosphere. It has nothing to do with Disney:

A priest, a minister and a rabbit walked into a coffee bar and sat down. The bartender said to the priest, ""What will you have?" The priest said, "I will have a mocha latte." The bartender said to the minister, "What will you have?" The minister said, "I will have a cappuccino." The bartender said to the rabbit, "And what will you have?" The rabbit said, "I have no idea. I'm just here because of the autocorrect."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (FUVRY)

250 I grew up in SC. I had bread bags in my boots.

Once.

Posted by: blaster at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (pwExq)

251 I was 4 in '77.

*hops on Big Wheel*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (L6rHB)

252 Dang, I was born in the 70's. Y'all are some old farts.

Yeah, shit happens. Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (Xrfse)

253 High school in 77? I graduated in 67. I must be gittin' old or something.

Posted by: Eromero at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (MF3yS)

254 I don't think we had Moon Boots in the South. We did have Earth Shoes.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (yQpMk)

255 242 Dang, I was born in the 70's. Y'all are some old farts.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 29, 2023 05:18 PM (UuD2k)

As the great Brian Setzer sang.... I was born in 59...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFhuEeMxuec

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (oHd/0)

256 high school in 1977, oui?

I was 11. Perfect age for Star Wars.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Lookin' for me wooden leg at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (xPJvm)

257 "I have no idea. I'm just here because of the autocorrect."
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (FUVRY)

I don't got if.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (UuD2k)

258 my '67 had a 327 with power pack heads, a quadrajet and center out exhaust, sticker on the air cleaner claimed 275 hp

It also had the black bumble bee stripe on the front but no rs or ss badges. I'm guessing they were doing all they could to stay with Mustangs and 'Cudas

Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (DB6tu)

259 Arguing about circumcision is making a mountain out of a mohil.
Posted by: Duncanthrax

One of my favorite Bible stories is from Genesis 34 when the Israelites attacked and massacred everyone when they were still sore from having been circumcised.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 29, 2023 05:21 PM (FVME7)

260 I would say the sweet spot over all was from 75 to around 95.

The last 20 years have been absolute sh*t.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 29, 2023 05:21 PM (up/3i)

261 258 my '67 had a 327 with power pack heads, a quadrajet and center out exhaust, sticker on the air cleaner claimed 275 hp

It also had the black bumble bee stripe on the front but no rs or ss badges. I'm guessing they were doing all they could to stay with Mustangs and 'Cudas
Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (DB6tu)

They lied through their teeth on hp in those days, but it was still better than what came later.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 29, 2023 05:22 PM (UuD2k)

262 251 I was 4 in '77.

*hops on Big Wheel*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (L6rHB)

Ditto, just hit that half c note bench mark last month.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:22 PM (OgrpQ)

263 Spoiler Alert: Kathleen Kennedy isn't getting fired.

Posted by: McLurkerson at March 29, 2023 05:22 PM (wNDOJ)

264 One of my favorite Bible stories is from Genesis 34 when the Israelites attacked and massacred everyone when they were still sore from having been circumcised.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

The genesis of the phrase "a dick move"?

Posted by: Tonypete at March 29, 2023 05:22 PM (qoGsy)

265 I was 2 in '77.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 05:19 PM (zZu0s)

I was 28 in '77.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (BdMk6)

266 Ditto, just hit that half c note bench mark last month.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:22 PM (OgrpQ)

No shit? So did I. What day?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (L6rHB)

267 Messed up story in the Bible. Dude is traveling with servant and a bunch of guys show up and threaten him so he puts the girl outside and they rape her to death.

Dude is so upset he cuts her bodies up into pieces and whips them to each of the tribes of Israel to show them how messed up they are.

Posted by: blaster at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (pwExq)

268 I would say the sweet spot over all was from 75 to around 95.

Agreed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (Xrfse)

269 They lied through their teeth on hp in those days, but it was still better than what came later.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 29, 2023 05:22 PM (UuD2k)



The IROC Z had what, 150HP?

I went to school with guys who had 440 Cudas with sixpacks.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (yQpMk)

270 244 I was 2 in '77.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 05:19 PM (zZu0s)

Atwater High School... Class of 77...

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (oHd/0)

271 No shit? So did I. What day?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (L6rHB)

Feb 5th

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:24 PM (OgrpQ)

272 "The Idaho quadruple murder case could be in jeopardy due to the presence of "Brady material" in a police officer's case file

https://bit.ly/3lLkfFL"

*snort* I bet the Moscow Police are regretting their Stickergate misconduct now.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at March 29, 2023 05:24 PM (ou9hh)

273 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 29, 2023 05:25 PM (zZu0s)

274 No shit? So did I. What day?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:23 PM (L6rHB)

Feb 5th
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:24 PM (OgrpQ)

7th. I'll get off your lawn.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:25 PM (L6rHB)

275 I don't got if.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 29, 2023 05:20 PM (UuD2k)

a priest, a minister and a rabbi rabbit

Posted by: i hate autocorrect at March 29, 2023 05:25 PM (89Sog)

276 7th. I'll get off your lawn.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 29, 2023 05:25 PM (L6rHB)

*Fistbump*

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 29, 2023 05:26 PM (OgrpQ)

277 Broke my front two teeth on a Big Wheel about 10yo

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2023 05:27 PM (xhxe8)

278 Wait. It was a Crazy Car. A Big Wheel and tricycle were also involved in a way

Posted by: Skip at March 29, 2023 05:28 PM (xhxe8)

279 Actually Kohberber walking could be a good thing.

It would enrage the public and they need enraging.

Posted by: torabora at March 29, 2023 05:28 PM (UI37A)

280
On Monday, Disney started to eliminate 7,000 jobs

'Snowbird season' is the period every late fall until early spring when FL sees an influx of folks from the NE and Canada. Like "Black Friday' to merchants who limp by every year until the approach of Christmas, the fact that Disney is eliminating jobs at the end of 'Snowbird season' is a big tell. They took a hit and can't carry peeps in the ensuing months. F em.

Get woke, go thoroughly broke. DGAS.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 29, 2023 05:30 PM (enJYY)

281 I had a Major Matt Mason action figure when I was a tot.
==
Best Christmas present of all time Major Matt Mason, Space Station.

I was completely and utterly gobsmacked.

Posted by: 9 years old at March 29, 2023 05:36 PM (V625M)

282 The Enterprise was the only flat top that served through out WWII. It did have to go in for repairs a couple of times and when it came out for the last time it saw action as a troop ship bringing service members home. It was scrapped in the late 50s.

Fun fact. The rental car company Enterprise was started by some of the men who served on the carrier Enterprise.

I think the company financed a series of animated and actual videos of the USS Enterprise. Go to "Battle 360" to see them.
Posted by: DanMan at March 29, 2023 05:04 PM (DB6tu)

Saratoga also managed to survive the war along with Enterprise, surprising since it was such a torpedo magnet in the early going.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 06:23 PM (eoQWY)

283 So I thought I recognized Isaac Perlmutter's name;

From Wiki (I know but I needed a quick resource):
On November 30, 2001, Perlmutter became vice chairman of Marvel.[12][4] He became the chief executive officer of Marvel Comics on January 1, 2005. He remained CEO of Marvel Entertainment, even after the acquisition of Marvel by The Walt Disney Company on December 31, 2009. Although Perlmutter received $800 million in cash and $590 million in Disney stock after the acquisition, he did not want a seat on Disney's board of directors.[13]

Guy is a BILLIONAIRE (with a B), but looks like he was Marvel, before Disney corrupted it.

-SLV

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at March 29, 2023 06:25 PM (e/Osv)

284 What do you call 7,000 unemployed Wokies?

A damned good start!

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at March 29, 2023 06:26 PM (d0uT7)

285 Saratoga also managed to survive the war along with Enterprise, surprising since it was such a torpedo magnet in the early going.
Posted by: Oldcat at March 29, 2023 06:23 PM (eoQWY)

I loved studying the WW2 Pacific Theater!!!
Did a Middle School paper on Midway and how Doolittle's Raid and Coral Sea actually set the conditions for victory. I know, most historians take the same approach, but hey, I was 12 at the time I wrote the paper....

-SLV

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at March 29, 2023 06:32 PM (e/Osv)

286 AntMan and the Wasp Quantumania has earned a profit of 270 million dollars so far

Posted by: Paul at March 29, 2023 08:24 PM (Q2C3j)

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