Hollywood Scrambles As It Loses Millions (Billions?) to Coronavirus, and I Just Can't Stop Laughing

Second look at social distancing?

With theaters closing, Universal will make its movies available on-demand on the same time they're (theoretically) available to be seen in theaters.

People have been predicting the death of the physical movie theater -- except for huge events movies where IMAX, 3D, and other format gimmicks are a selling point -- for a long time now.

Universal is now releasing movies on-demand while they're in theaters in reaction to coronavirus. If some of these dogs wind up making money on-demand, this might be an eariler-than-expected death knell for theatrical exhibition.

Universal Pictures will make new films available to stream the same day they’re released in theaters as the coronavirus pandemic shuts cinemas around the world.

In a stopgap move that analysts said would likely be duplicated soon by other big Hollywood studios, Universal’s new releases will be available for at-home and theatrical viewing on the same day starting with the April 10 release of the animated feature "Trolls World Tour," parent company NBCUniversal said.

Universal films already released in theaters -- such as the horror flick "The Invisible Man" and the satirical thriller "The Hunt" -- will be available for digital rentals as soon as Friday, according to a news release.

Disney/Marvel had been hoping to not have to delay Black Widow's release -- but they just pulled the trigger.

It was supposed to be released either April 24 or May 1 (different sites say different dates), so that's still a fair bit in the future.

But it's now delayed. They don't say when it will be released.

Disney's "Black Widow" is the latest tentpole to shift its release date because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Marvel superhero adventure, starring Scarlett Johansson, was slated to hit theaters on May 1...

Disney has already delayed "Mulan," "The New Mutants" and "Antlers," but held off on postponing "Black Widow" in the hopes that it wouldn’t have to scrap another big film. But the move was inevitable since movie theaters in multiple states, including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, have been ordered to close. Only AMC Theatres has given a timeline on how long its locations might be closed, estimating six to 12 weeks for venues nationwide.


Disney's other big money-maker is its parks. It's shutting down all of its hotels and parks.

After shutting down Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Disney Cruise Line operations last week, Disney (NYSEIS) announced on Monday it would make additional closures. The entertainment giant will cease all store operations in North America on Tuesday, and all of the company's Disney World hotels are set to close Friday.

If I'm remembering right -- they already shut down Disney Tokyo, Disney Hong Kong (they had one in Hong Kong?) and Disney Shanghai (or was it Beijing).

That's a lot of cheddar.

Disney long ago has changed its business model from "family friendly entertainment" to "courting #Woke childless weirdos who retain a dubious interest in child-oriented entertainment." They've kissed off the "normies" and try to appeal to the Woke and sexually obnoxious.


But as Comics Matter says: SJWs are not only not customers, they're anti-customers. Not only will they not spend money on the #Woke entertainment they claim they'd pay for if only someone would make it, but they will actively chase away all paying customers.

They're doing that now. It's hard to imagine "Mulan" not being #Woke enough to appease the SJWs, but that's exactly what the SJWs are saying.

While the release of Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film has already received criticism from Asian Americans who feel the crew doesn’t feature sufficient Chinese representation, according to NBC News.

Many Asian Americans on social media criticized the lack of representation behind the camera -- noting the director, the screenwriters and the costume designer were not of Chinese descent -- during the Hollywood premiere this week, days before the studio announced it would be moving the film’s debut. One social media user wrote "you cannot just plop Asian actors in front of a camera & call it a day!"

"There needs to be Chinese people...," the Twitter user added.

A movie about a Chinese girl who goes Tranny to pretend to be a boy to fight in an army -- Not woke enough!, it turns out.

I didn't mention Bob Iger's resignation as CEO of Disney, because I didn't imagine it was done due to Disney performing poorly. Everyone knows Star Wars sucks and Marvel is on the slide, and Disney's parks bombed with "Galaxy's Edge," but Disney is still making a billion dollars a movie, even when they're terrible.

And to shareholders, that's what matters.

So I didn't think this was some kind of disguised firing or anything.

But Gary from Nerdrotic has been suggesting now that Bob Iger got out because he knew a ton of bad news was on the way for Disney and he didn't want to be there for the downturn. Disney's share price had been selling at $150 for a long time, and now it's fallen to $92.

Is that true? I don't know. Seems plausible, but who knows.

Also, check out the sneering dismissal Disney offered shareholders who complained of ABC's obvious anti-conservative animus.

The new CEO Bob Chapik gave George Stephanopolis glowing praise for his objectivity:

But, ah, I think ABC News has a stellar track record of being objective in reporting the news and it'll continue in the future.

I think you can S my D, Bob.

Now with all of this bad news on the entertainment front, is there any good news?

Indeed there is. People love the woke Star Trek: Discovery so much that they're threatening to make an STD movie.

Studio bosses clearly have a lot of faith in Star Trek: Discovery. Season 3 hasn't even aired yet, but earlier this month it was reported that it's already been renewed for a fifth season. The show deserves credit for ushering in a new golden age of Trek on TV, too, with both Short Treks and Star Trek: Picard following it on the CBS All Access service. And the next journey of the U.S.S. Discovery could even see it go boldly into a whole new medium.

According to our sources -- the same ones who said Transformers is being rebooted and National Treasure 3 is in development, both of which turned out to be correct -- Paramount and CBS are developing a Discovery movie. The film would bring back the cast of the show, led by Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, and could even see them crossing over with the stars of the rebooted series from J.J. Abrams. The current idea is that the Discovery would end up in the Kelvin timeline where they’ll meet the Enterprise crew from Abrams' films.

Okay, so that's of course almost certainly complete bullshit.

"We Got This Covered" -- well, I read them some time, but I don't believe all of these rumors.

But even if the rumor is a rumor -- it could very well be a lie. One thing that these people do when they know they're in big, big trouble is put out word that their next project has supposedly been greenlit, that the studio has such confidence in the current movie that they're already planning the sequel.

Paramount knew that Star Trek Beyond was going to disappoint badly at the box office, which is exactly why they floated rumors for Star Trek IV-- with Kirk meeting his father, Chris "Thor" Hemsworth -- a week before Star Trek Beyond debuted in theaters.

Spoiler: there is no Star Trek IV. They can't interest investors in putting their money into it, and Chris Pines and Chris Hemsworth have already walked.

Kathleen Kennedy at Lucasfilm was fond of announcing this new project and that new series even while her actual movies were disappointing -- or outright bombing, in the case of Solo --at the box office.

Remember that supposed trilogy Rian Johnson would be directing? Remember the trilogy that Dan Weiss and David Benihoff of Game of Thrones infamy would be producing?

Remember the Obi Wan series? How about the Boba Fett movie?

Yeah -- none of them are happening.

But Kathleen Kennedy sure did like putting out rumors and leaks about them.

So this is nonsense. Star Trek fans hate Star Trek Discovery and non-Star Trek fans are not enticed to watch it just for the #Woke points.

I take these announcements of "series five" and movies to be signs of weakness, not strength. Franchises in good shape don't have to float rumors about how super-duper they're doing.

The last via Nerdrotic.

Star Trek Discovery movie. As Gary from Nerdrotic says, Please do this. Please do this. It will give us all so much joy to see you lose $300 million.

Nerdrotic is literally laughing out loud as he tries to read this batshit-insane claim about a STD movie.

Oh, one more thing: Remember a few months ago when all of the shill SJW entertainment media couldn't stop talking about HBO's Wokemen, I mean Watchmen?

Then it wasn't renewed for season 2, and the shill SJW media told us that that was just because Damon Lindelhof had too much integrity to sully himself with a sequel to a reboot?

Well... Turns out the show -- get this -- had low ratings.


HBO's Watchmen Wasn't As Popular As You Think

Despite captivating the nerdier parts of the internet, viewing numbers for Watchmen were low compared to other, similarly hyped HBO series.

HBO's Watchmen seemed like a massive hit. Everywhere you looked, there were podcasts and articles breathlessly going through every detail of the show, trying to figure out where the story was going to go, how it connected to the comics and every little detail hidden in the background and backstory. Watchmen had the internet captivated with its every episode, it seemed.

It averaged 759,000 viewers per episode, and I'll bet you it had a lot more viewers for Episode 1 and maybe 2 than the average -- boosting that average based only on initial curiosity.

HBO now rebuts that the show got more people to watch on-demand after the original airings of each episode, but they claim... 8 million total viewers.

8 million total viewers over nine episodes.

That just brings the average up to around 900,000 per episode.

Also, no one talks about ratings this way. We don't total up all viewers for a season and say, "Big Bang Theory had 100 million viewers in its final season." We always talk about the average per episode.

Because the same people keep coming back (and the same people keep not coming back, too).

So yeah, the show that every SJW Twitter douchebag proclaimed was the most important TV event in America since the previous most important TV event in America was, as suspected, almost entirely ignored by normies.

Update: WHAT?

Rumor spreads that Apple wants to buy all of Disney.

Apple has a huge amount of money and doesn't want to pay it out in dividends, so, who knows. They're always looking for a new business to pour their wealth into. They were talking about getting into the car business five years ago!

This is all just a rumor though.

Posted by: Ace at 05:05 PM




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1 I think someone broke something.

Oh, and fcuk Hollywood.

Posted by: Cold Rage at March 17, 2020 05:09 PM (OXSar)

2 WTF?!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 17, 2020 05:11 PM (JUOKG)

3 Ultrawide!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:11 PM (1CjJc)

4 what a nightmare that was to post.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:11 PM (PbpT7)

5 ALIVE!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:12 PM (cfSRQ)

6 KHAAAAAANNNNNNNN

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 17, 2020 05:12 PM (CPk08)

7 hollywierd is owned by the chicoms. fuck hollywierd with a covo virus infested bat.

Posted by: that is all. at March 17, 2020 05:12 PM (/LQkF)

8 Ah, there we go

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:12 PM (d1uFV)

9 Silver lining to coronavirus. DIAF.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (1CjJc)

10 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (Zz0t1)

11 I am pretty pissed off at all the movie theaters closing.

I was going to see 'Emma' with the wife. No....no dice.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (d1uFV)

12 So the parsing error was from the blog negatively reacting to the longest post in AOSHQ history?

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (sX1BW)

13 OK by me.

Posted by: huerfano at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (9dnxb)

14 you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)

15 Sadly, this is why all this mess will turn. Quickly.

ABC news will be first.

Posted by: Golfman at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (6ntZl)

16 The Blog disagreed with Ace's Movie Review and tried to reject it?

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (fjX/+)

17 Ace you might want to check out clownfishtv on YouTube for some more enjoyment. They rip on Disney heavily. Along with other stuff too.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (G2zl5)

18 Dammit! Does this mean we'll have to entertain ourselves? Crap!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (YPJrZ)

19 We may have to thank the WuFlu for killing Hollywood.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (ZOHau)

20 This makes me want to do the Snoopy dance. Fuck those assholes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (dUJdY)

21
Hollywood dies first. Then printed "news", followed by the MSM.

Buh-bye!

I will miss their sage advice and pontificating, though.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (CWvyb)

22 Die, Disney, die!

They have so d@mn much money that I have no pity for the company's losses during Wuhan Flu time.

Bail out small businesses. not Disney and the rest of Hollywood, please! And also: not a dang penny to celebrity fundraisers. They care about some people, then write your own checks. We don't own 5 houses and spend millions on couture, vacations, and luxury items like you do.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (bDqIh)

23 >>>12 So the parsing error was from the blog negatively reacting to the longest post in AOSHQ history?


it was the bug that has vexed me for 15 year -- accidentally putting a question mark next to the close angle bracket.

The question mark is on the "/" key so it's an easy mistake to make.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:14 PM (PbpT7)

24 I knew Discovery would be a failure among the actual Trekker demographic when its lead was a Sonequa. I'm constantly baffled how many dorky women love it. Not enough to post on Reddit, or buy tons of merchandise, or really engage with it on any level but the completely superficial. They enjoy it all the same.

Which works for a regular TV show on basic cable, but is a disaster for something like CBS All Access. If you have only so many people tuning in, either they are hardcore fans who will send you money because they love the show so much, or you are losing money. On Star Trek!

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (Z4/nK)

25 you cannot just plop Asian actors in front of a camera & call it a day!"

I'll got a plop for ya!

...LA Camper...

Posted by: Bruce at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (vd8XM)

26 Hmmm, maybe alienating a huge segment of your customer base wasn't such a great idea after all.

Posted by: Old Dude at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (LGXGf)

27 >>>17 Ace you might want to check out clownfishtv on YouTube for some more enjoyment. They rip on Disney heavily. Along with other stuff too.

yeah I was watching them, actually.

I forgot, I should link the disney shareholder meeting.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (PbpT7)

28

I don't give a hoot either, but then it's been years I have felt like this. We never pay for a movie. And I cannot remember the last time we hit the theaters. They are never that clean, people are irritating in general and it's not as comfy as sitting on the couch.

I tool around to find things to watch. If it is too sjw, I turn it off.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (vEIlU)

29 So that means that if a movie is about a white guy, everybody from the director right down to the guy who swamps out the catering truck and scrubs the location port-a-potties has to be a white guy?

Good to know.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (tLWGd)

30 you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?
Posted by: ace

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Hey they promised us they will at least make us look pretty good in the sequal to The American President. Not like that Senator Rumson character.

- The GOP

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (sX1BW)

31 Since I pirate everything, even better.

I get BluRay quality movies on release date for free.

I don't have to wait for a digital release anymore.

Posted by: Blago at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (sjTfF)

32 Watchmen was a terrible movie.

I didn't understand why anyone would want to remake it unless to make it less terrible.

Which seems impossible.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (cfSRQ)

33 LOLGF, Hollywood!

I say this as someone with little interest in video entertainment.

However, I was looking forward seeing the Jeremy Camp movie that was about to be released.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (TdMsT)

34 Die, Mouse, die.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (ufFY8)

35

someone was asking on previous thread

WHO says SARS was more deadly but much less infectious than COVID-19.

from Fox
COVID-19 a particularly infectious coronavirus type, experts say

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (vEIlU)

36 I tell ya, Drive-ins, Movie Theatres, Golf courses, and Cemetaries are the biggest waste of prime real estate.

Posted by: Al Czervic at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (+nWCH)

37 You can never please SJWs.
Not enough people are telling them to shut the fuck up.
Until they do, they will ruin everything. Everything.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (d1uFV)

38 I miss movies worth seeing, I miss movies worth seeing in a theater, and I miss seeing movies worth seeing in a theater, in a theater.

So I'm not completely celebrating the death of in-person movie stuff.

I also miss real journalism, and civil servants with "service" in their make-up, and the days when a 2,300-lb high-center-of-gravity SUV driven by someone who's never made an emergency stop in their lives wasn't tailgating you 93% of the time, at high speed.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (El6T/)

39 26 Hmmm, maybe alienating a huge segment of your customer base wasn't such a great idea after all.
Posted by: Old Dude



No, no that can't possibly be the reason. There must be some other explanation.

Posted by: Hollywood celebrities hating on Americans who don't think like them at March 17, 2020 05:17 PM (mFoNl)

40 Finally finished watching Uncut Gems. It's a big joke that it didn't get any Oscar nominations.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:17 PM (4lzWT)

41 what a nightmare that was to post.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:11 PM (PbpT7)

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Crud, I was offering 3 to 1 that you'd banned yourself.

Fortunately, no one realizes I was paying off in single ply.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 05:17 PM (ARm/c)

42 Goodnight, sweetheart.....Goodnight.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:17 PM (Zz0t1)

43 Still not planning on watching Greyhound because of one reason - Tom Hanks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (ZOHau)

44
... starting with the April 10 release of the animated feature "Trolls World Tour," parent company NBCUniversal said.


___________





So a biopic of Trump? I can't imagine they portray him in a positive way ...


Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (DQ+ge)

45 The question mark is on the "/" key so it's an easy mistake to make.
Posted by: ace



Don't be hard on yourself Ace. Everyone screws up from time to time. Or screws right. Or screws left.

Posted by: Hands at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (786Ro)

46 > I didn't understand why anyone would want to remake it unless to make it less terrible.


Gene Siskel used to say that that was the only possible justification for remakes. Remaking a good movie is stupid, but remaking a horrible movie could actually wind up being a productive use of your time.

Well, unless it's Showgirls.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (tLWGd)

47 14
you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and
you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are
going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)

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Instapundit bangs on this drum from time to time.

If Trump gets re-elected and retakes the House with a more Trumpish majority, I think this practice will stop.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (cfSRQ)

48 So I guess nobody is going to be heading off to see the movie about the killing of the deplorables on an island. The movie will lose money. What a shame/sarc.

I do feel sorry for the theatre owners/managers and workers, however.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (WI7YS)

49 This blog hasn't had a software update in, what, 30 years?

What was hard about posting THIS one?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (Zz0t1)

50 Second look at coronavirus?

Yeah, there's a Disney in Hong Kong. It has its own MTR (subway) stop, marked on the map with little mouse ears.

Posted by: Splunge at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (dOV9E)

51 I got my UPS packages and pallet of farm chemicals and mail delivery all just fine today ... not even a mention of KungFlu. Hollywood is in chaos, bars and restaurants being punished ... but it seems to be the business for normal Americans continues without them.

If this is the Black Swan ... may we use it to sink the globalists and their minions ... be strong carry on. Hail Trump ... MAGA.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (Cus5s)

52 27 >>>17 Ace you might want to check out clownfishtv on YouTube for some more enjoyment. They rip on Disney heavily. Along with other stuff too.

yeah I was watching them, actually.

I forgot, I should link the disney shareholder meeting.
Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (PbpT7)


Apparently they're a married couple and do occasionally get insider information. They ripped heavily on She-Ra and the secret man they needed to actually make the show happen. And they got Kevin Smith all butthurt when they talked about a He-man series he's supposedly making and it being stupidly woke too.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (G2zl5)

53 >.So yeah, the show that every SJW Twitter douchebag proclaimed was the most important TV event in America since the previous most important TV event in America was, as suspected, almost entirely ignored by normies.



Yup. See also: "Girls."

Like the Oscars, tv show criticism is very boutique-y. All those gender and ethnic studies grads flexing their obscure feminists/LGBTQ/Latino studies rhetoric for each other writing about stupid shows.

I watched the first episode of Watchmen (free HBO) and yiiiikes, it was bad.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (bDqIh)

54 My Hollywood died sometime around 1960. So whatever they do now can rot.

My Trek is TOS and the 6 movies. Beyond that, it too can rot.

**pulls out copy of The Girl in the Pullman with Marie Prevost**

https://tinyurl.com/r5falqm

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (2JVJo)

55 it was the bug that has vexed me for 15 year -- accidentally putting a question mark next to the close angle bracket.

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We shall not call it the Ace bug so as not to stigmatize you.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (sX1BW)

56 14
you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and
you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are
going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)
Just like the airlines.
And my thought on that is this: Whoreywood and the airlines need to be reminded WHOSE money it is. What are WE going to get back in return? Free movies? More legroom on planes? Something other than 3 peanuts in a pouch for your inflight snack? Get-out-of-jail-free card good for use on one attempt at joining the Mile-High club?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (N39Ws)

57
WuFlu killed the Hollywood star.



https://youtu.be/Iwuy4hHO3YQ






Posted by: Buggles at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (ufFY8)

58 Remaking a good movie is stupid, but remaking a horrible movie could actually wind up being a productive use of your time.


My favorite example is Judge Dredd.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (4lzWT)

59 How to improve Showgirls

Less sequins
More bewbs

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (ZOHau)

60 They can borrow $$$$ from China. LOL

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (zr5Kq)

61 okay I linked the story about the Disney shareholder meeting, with new CEO Bob Chapik sneering away any suggestion that ABCNews was biased against conservatives, at the end of the Disney part, before turning to the Star Trek: Discovery movie that's totally happening.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (PbpT7)

62 Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.

Posted by: CN at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (ONvIw)

63 They pushed back the cash printing machine that is the next Fast and Furious movie to....April 2021. The studios are going to get hammered and I'm pretty happy.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (J70i0)

64 >>>Apparently they're a married couple and do occasionally get insider information. They ripped heavily on She-Ra and the secret man they needed to actually make the show happen. And they got Kevin Smith all butthurt when they talked about a He-man series he's supposedly making and it being stupidly woke too.


i think the guy says he used to work for Disney, maybe in animation or something.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (PbpT7)

65 Mulan -
Man, if they're pissed about not enough Asian writers and such, they better not watch Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Or Charlie Chan

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (e284m)

66 58 Remaking a good movie is stupid, but remaking a horrible movie could actually wind up being a productive use of your time.


My favorite example is Judge Dredd.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (4lzWT)


I would watch a remake of The Room, if Christopher Walken starred.

Posted by: Splunge at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (dOV9E)

67 No worries, folks. They'll get a bailout, too.

The Dems they own will send it through the house and the Repubs they can bribe will pass it in the Senate.

Hollywood bailout is necessary because of the craft services, set carpenters, film editors, etc. It's a vital national imperative that Hollywood studies get bailed out next.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (hYcqw)

68 Gene Siskel used to say that that was the only
possible justification for remakes. Remaking a good movie is stupid, but
remaking a horrible movie could actually wind up being a productive use
of your time.



Well, unless it's Showgirls.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 17, 2020 05:18 PM (tLWGd)

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But the source material itself sucked.

They built all the tension and then basically punted at the end. Didn't the comic end with a fortuitous alien invasion to distract everyone?

So the film version dropped that, and just went with "Gosh, the bad guys win, this story is dumb" ending.

Sort of like The Matrix.

I think that SJW isn't Hollywood's biggest problem. Their big issue is the inability to write a cohesive story about anything, ever.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (cfSRQ)

69 Many Asian Americans on social media criticized the lack of representation behind the camera -- noting the director, the screenwriters and the costume designer were not of Chinese descent


Sounds kinda.....racist, demanding racial purity in movie production.


So, no 'asians' should be in/making a movie about a white dude, right?

Posted by: Rosanna Arquette at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (oVJmc)

70 I liked the Watchmen comic, it was a fun read. So, I gave this show a shot, even though I really knew what would happen.

I made it halfway through the third episode, wrote down some guesses about the plot and just could not take any more of it. Jeremy Irons being cast as Ozymandias was the only redeeming quality, and they gave him a poor plot line.

All my guesses were correct too, that show was pretty poorly written and transparently woke.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (JRaU+)

71 I'm enjoying the burning times.

well, at least some of it....

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (d7Ww2)

72 I like Watchmen, the comic and the Zach Snyder movie.
It's a pretty good deconstruction of comic book superheroes and it has some pretty iconic characters too.

Rorschach is an accidental hero of the ages (the author hated the character and the character he was ripping off to make him) and Malin Ackerman as Silk Spectre....yow.

But you have to have something to deconstruct it. And comic books and superheroes are so woke, so deconstructed right now that the Watchmen HBO series couldn't make anything work. It was like building a house out of runny shit.

People are still hungry for real heroes, who endure and sacrifice and do all the things we want to do. I believe that.

DC, Marvel, Disney and HBO do not.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (d1uFV)

73 How much of the proposed $850 billion bailout is going to go to Hollywood?

Posted by: Manco at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (he2ZZ)

74
Or Charlie Chan
Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (e284m)


"POP! POP! POP!!!"

"Numbah one son sound like outboard motah."

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (Zz0t1)

75
I don't give a hoot either, but then it's been years I have felt like this. We never pay for a movie. And I cannot remember the last time we hit the theaters. They are never that clean, people are irritating in general and it's not as comfy as sitting on the couch.

I tool around to find things to watch. If it is too sjw, I turn it off.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette

This. I dislike most TV these days, and the last time I went to the movies it was to see CATS precisely FOR the horrible mistakes. I find more entertaining stuff to watch on youtube than anything else, and I'm supporting Americans (weird Americans, who will film ANY freaking thing) through my views. I figure that's far better use of my time than putting money in the pockets of people who actively hate me.

Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (mFoNl)

76 I'll only be laughing if they aren't "too big to fail" and get a few zillion dollars sent their way.


Won't hold my breath.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (8B6Ng)

77 An STD movie would be worse than sitting in a theater with one person COVID-19 positive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (ZOHau)

78 I can't tell you how upset I am at not being able to get my bi-monthly lecture from my betters in Hollyweird.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (e284m)

79 Asian Americans who feel the crew doesn't feature sufficient Chinese representation

needs moar bat soup

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (LJes8)

80 Any gaming news or advice for those of us who will be shut in for 18-24 months?

Posted by: the virgin gamer at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (L5u2g)

81 65
Mulan -
Man, if they're pissed about not enough Asian writers and such, they better not watch Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Or Charlie Chan


Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (e284m)

---
What's funny is that the original uses the voice talents of Japanese and black American actors to superb effect.

If you want an all-Chinese production, just outsource it to China.

I hear there are lots of Chinese.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (cfSRQ)

82 But fear not! Our masters in Washington will help Hollywood and no doubt will spend a bazillion of your paycheck dollars to bail them out.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (e284m)

83 Helluva movie review ace.

Can I get the Cliff Notes version?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (AjsnI)

84 How much of the proposed $850 billion bailout is going to go to Hollywood?
Posted by: Manco at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (he2ZZ)



Yesterday a reported specially asked Pres. Trump about a bailout for Hollywood. He gave a fairly non specific answer, IIRC.

Posted by: LASue at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (LaluL)

85 I can't tell you how upset I am at not being able to get my bi-monthly lecture from my betters in Hollyweird.

------------

I believe they now prefer to call them LGBQT-monthly lectures

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (sX1BW)

86 Which works for a regular TV show on basic cable,
but is a disaster for something like CBS All Access. If you have only so
many people tuning in, either they are hardcore fans who will send you
money because they love the show so much, or you are losing money. On
Star Trek!

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (Z4/nK)

You have to know your audience and the Bad Robot/Secret Hideout gang don't understand Star Trek. Who thinks having ST with over the top gore, F-bombs, nudity, and really stupid plots is going to attract the base fans?

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (J70i0)

87 No worries, folks. They'll get a bailout, too.



The Dems they own will send it through the house and the Repubs they can bribe will pass it in the Senate.



Hollywood bailout is necessary because of the craft services, set
carpenters, film editors, etc. It's a vital national imperative that
Hollywood studies get bailed out next.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (hYcqw)_____________________________How much of the proposed $850 billion bailout is going to go to Hollywood?

Posted by: Manco at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (he2ZZ)


This x1000

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (8B6Ng)

88 can't wait for the woke maxine headroom reboot.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (sGtp+)

89 Nerdrotic is literally laughing out loud as he tries to read this batshit-insane claim about a STD movie.

The Katie Hill Story?

you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)


Things that make you go 'Duh'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (Jdw1U)

90 14 you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?
Posted by: ace


'oh no you don't
fuck hollywood and all their rapist fucking perverted pedos up the ass hard. I will laugh at them and hope they burning in fucking hell and have to eat at dennys.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (d7Ww2)

91 >>>They built all the tension and then basically punted at the end. Didn't the comic end with a fortuitous alien invasion to distract everyone?


You mean the hoax invasion that the entire plot revolved around discovering?

You mean the central mystery of the whole book?

You're saying the resolution to that plot line, which was the main plot of the whole book, was a last-minute "punt"?

I don't know if you actually read the book or just skimmed it. This is a bizarre formulation.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (PbpT7)

92 I just feel sorry for the lowly employees who will be impacted.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (9hauA)

93 What's funny is that the original uses the voice talents of Japanese and black American actors to superb effect.

If you want an all-Chinese production, just outsource it to China.

I hear there are lots of Chinese.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (cfSRQ)
I gotta say, if I ever get to 'fly' through a bamboo forest, I'll bet it works exactly like it does when the Chinese actors do it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (e284m)

94 The new CEO Bob Chapik gave George Stephanopolis glowing praise for his objectivity:

"But, ah, I think ABC News has a stellar track record of being objective in reporting the news and it'll continue in the future."


Of course. Stephanopolis is objectively able to help viewers understand what it's like to be inside an 11 year old girl.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (hku12)

95 Helluva movie review ace.

Can I get the Cliff Notes version?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (AjsnI)


Gay gay gay. Lesbo lesbo lesbo.

SJW GALORE.

Made no money. No one watched.

Basically the same as every other movie out nowadays.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (Zz0t1)

96 Ace. I don't completely understand the movie business paradigm, but how is it that movies opening in theaters is better than a streaming that people can watch in their homes. It seems to me they could charge a premium for new releases, toss in some other gimmicks like they do with new games, and make more money going after the demo that loathes a theater. Where am I wrong?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (bGY3H)

97 what about small theatre owners and worker peons ?

Posted by: bongo strums at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (B+t5k)

98 Every day in California millions of Entertainment Professionals experience hungry. Won't you help the hungry freaks daddy?

Brought to you by:The guy who relates everything to a Zappa song
and

Posted by: The Ad Council at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (Tnijr)

99 Interesting that Hollywood is willing to cut its own throat, shove glass in the wound, and roll around on the fire...all because they hope to hurt Orange Man Bad.

Funny, I really don't see Trump hurting through any of this. He's taken command and is doing what he can.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (l9m7l)

100 Chapik has his head up his ass.

Posted by: trapper's girl at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (O4lwI)

101 Disney did screw an Asian guy in the past.
Look up Tyrus Wong. Still waiting for him to be the subject on the Art thread. Amazing story.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (4lzWT)

102 14 you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)


Yup. Our corporate overlords would probably throw in a 200-year copyright extension while they were at it.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (DTX3h)

103 But the source material itself sucked.

They built all the tension and then basically punted at the end. Didn't the comic end with a fortuitous alien invasion to distract everyone?

So the film version dropped that, and just went with "Gosh, the bad guys win, this story is dumb" ending.

Sort of like The Matrix.

I think that SJW isn't Hollywood's biggest problem. Their big issue is the inability to write a cohesive story about anything, ever.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (cfSRQ)

Dude, no.

If you don't like it, you don't like it. I won't argue taste.

But the ending of the Watchmen was Ozymandias FAKING an alien invasion and wiping out most of New York City, killing millions of people as a way of unifying humanity.

Only...there's a hitch. Rorschach, a loon but an incorruptible and uncompromising man, had written down that Ozymandias was behind it and gotten his version into the hands of 'alternative press' who would likely run the story. Thus bringing to ruin all that Ozymandias had accomplished.

There is meat there. Watchmen, somehow, is not crap despite being written by Alan Moore.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (d1uFV)

104 Things will be bad and f casinos get bailed out.

Posted by: the virgin gamer at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (L5u2g)

105
i think the guy says he used to work for Disney, maybe in animation or something.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:20 PM (PbpT7)


They both did. At least like a Disney connected blog. Because they were talking about her quitting first and then him later on. It was on their Disney world getting shut down video from yesterday where they ripped the twitter account for the parks and resorts.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (G2zl5)

106 Any gaming news or advice for those of us who will be shut in for 18-24 months?

Posted by: the virgin gamer at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM (L5u2g)


Hand lotion is your friend.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (Jdw1U)

107 Second day in a row Trump, asked about it, said they're looking at domestic travel restrictions.

Anecdotal, but we live under the pattern (not noisy, they're at 3-5,000 feet, sometimes hear them cutting engine power to descend before their big turn) for a major airport, and it seems like many fewer planes these days.

Haven't checked, gotta think airlines have slashed their schedules to reduce losses.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (El6T/)

108 My son rewatches movies all the time. Last time he had Mulan on, I was thinking "there's no freakin' way Dinsey can live action this. Not now."

We shall see.

Hot garbage is likely what it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (hku12)

109 >>Many Asian Americans on social media criticized the lack of representation behind the camera -- noting the director, the screenwriters and the costume designer were not of Chinese descent


This is the new well of discontent: representation. There will never be enough "representation." If they made a movie/show with predominantly white cast, then is has to be remade with a black cast, then a latino cast, then an Asian cast, then an LGBTQ cast, then trans, and on and on and on. Oh right, then b#tch about "representation" of the food catering and set designers, and the location being culturally incorrect, and then then the wrong people are profiting off of the [whatever they demanded] production.

Meanwhile, *we* won't be watching because they have lost interest in telling good stories.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (bDqIh)

110 Dear CBS writers,

Trying to write something worse than "Spock's Brain" was not a worthy effort.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (ZOHau)

111
how is it that movies opening in theaters is better than a streaming that people can watch in their homes




Going to a movie theater is a social thing. A fun thing.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (zr5Kq)

112 56 14
you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and
you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are
going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)

Considering Mnuchin's resume, isn't it a done deal?

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (Wm5SB)

113 I just feel sorry for the lowly employees who will be impacted.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (9hauA)


That's pretty much it. Nobody in the offices will feel squat, except maybe miss a quarterly bonus. An awful lot of labor at those parks, and an awful lot of people not directly involved depending on those parks for revenue. Hotels, restaurants etc.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (8B6Ng)

114 I've been out all afternoon getting un depressed. Has anyone brought up Tom Brady?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (QzF6i)

115
Haven't checked, gotta think airlines have slashed their schedules to reduce losses.


Yes they did.



Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (zr5Kq)

116 "Despite captivating the nerdier parts of the internet, viewing numbers
for Watchmen were low compared to other, similarly hyped HBO series."

You would almost think from this that the internet is a very loud, extreme place, but not very numerous.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (D2IX6)

117 My favorite example is Judge Dredd.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (4lzWT)

Dredd was pretty good. Genre films that deliver what they are supposed to deliver are always good.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (J70i0)

118 >>>96 Ace. I don't completely understand the movie business paradigm, but how is it that movies opening in theaters is better than a streaming that people can watch in their homes. It seems to me they could charge a premium for new releases, toss in some other gimmicks like they do with new games, and make more money going after the demo that loathes a theater. Where am I wrong?


well I don't know that you are -- the industry has been talking about just this sort of movie for at least five years, probably ten.

I mean, one problem is the human one: You suddenly put all movie theater owners into bankruptcy.

I guess they're worried that piracy is a bigger problem the minute something is widely avaialbe in digital format but they've already got pirated versions of movies out while films are in theaters, so... I don't know how much worse this would be.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (PbpT7)

119 Regarding remakes" "The Last Starfighter" was a decent movie poorly executed.

With modern special effects and decent actors, it would be worth remaking.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (ARm/c)

120 Trying to write something worse than "Spock's Brain" was not a worthy effort.


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (ZOHau)****
Brain and BRAIN!!!! What is brain?!

Posted by: Old Dude at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (LGXGf)

121 Just like the airlines.
And my thought on that is this: Whoreywood and the airlines need to be reminded WHOSE money it is. What are WE going to get back in return? Free movies? More legroom on planes? Something other than 3 peanuts in a pouch for your inflight snack? Get-out-of-jail-free card good for use on one attempt at joining the Mile-High club?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 17, 2020 05:19 PM (N39Ws)

I think there's a big difference. Airlines are a necessity for many American businesses and have become an internal part of our way of life. A movie is just entertainment.

Posted by: LASue at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (LaluL)

122 I've been out all afternoon getting un depressed. Has anyone brought up Tom Brady?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (QzF6i)


I read this as "undressed."

Go figure, right?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (Zz0t1)

123 I can't imagine congress or GOPe would favor subsidizing Hollywood. Terrible optics for either party. Not that they wouldn't LIKE to do it .. but come on ... richest jerks in the world ... commies to boot ... they get a billion or more thrown to them. seems unlikely.

If they could claim it was for global warming .. maybe.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (Cus5s)

124 you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)

You're 99% right, but when the President claims to be at ear with a hidden enemy, and promises our eventual victory... well, I certainly wouldn't bet my life on it. Such a moment of weakness would be the perfect time for Trump to strike his enemies with a bit more force than normal.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (Z4/nK)

125 When you think about it, the economy collapse is Hillary's fault because it was her turn so TPTB delayed the 2015-2016 collapse.

Posted by: the virgin gamer at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (L5u2g)

126 "Any gaming news or advice for those of us who will be shut in for 18-24 months?"

We've invented a mash up of Catan and Axis Allies. Plus we use the ships from Battleship. Epic.

Posted by: f'd at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (Tnijr)

127 >>>114 I've been out all afternoon getting un depressed. Has anyone brought up Tom Brady?


I didn't post about it yet... I still think they're going to work this out. Tom Brady's "I love you all, but I must go" seems like an obvious pressure tactic designed to get the patriots to pay him close to what he wants.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (PbpT7)

128 - war with a hidden enemy.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (Z4/nK)

129
Disney's "Black Widow" is the latest tentpole...




Yeah, seeing Johansson in skintight black leather makes one hell of a tentpole, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Every Member of the Democrat Party at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (EGyGV)

130 "Dredd" was not a remake of Judge Stallone Dredd. It was entirely its own beautiful, violent thing.

Which nobody watched because I-don't-know.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (ykYG2)

131 Wait what happened? Are we all out of ampersands?

Posted by: f'd at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (Tnijr)

132 Interesting that Hollywood is willing to cut its own throat, shove glass in the wound, and roll around on the fire...all because they hope to hurt Orange Man Bad.

-------------

I don't think it is just to hurt OMB. I think it is from a much deeper desire. The left needs a crisis like this because it feeds their need for a government leviathan. Trump was moving the country in a self-governing direction, and the country was doing well. Pretty soon people may start to realize that government itself wasn't as necessary. This brings it all back home. These people are sick. Like teenage cutters. They just can't help themselves. Their need for government to be a savior is so strong, they will do anything to make sure others see it too.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (sX1BW)

133 Hot garbage is likely what it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (hku12)

It all is. But, until people stop paying to see this drek, Disney has a pretty big catalog to plunder. Dumbo was just a taste of what they can do to destroy their earlier works.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (8B6Ng)

134 @RightWingLawMan

WOWZERS! All guns SOLD OUT!

https://tinyurl.com/tjxpmla

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (cF8AT)

135 Interesting that Hollywood is willing to cut its own throat, shove glass in the wound, and roll around on the fire...all because they hope to hurt Orange Man Bad.
...
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 17, 2020 05:24 PM (l9m7l)
++++++++++
I honestly think that's misreading it. I don't think the people who whipped up this furor considered this outcome. I firmly believe that this was just business-as-usual scaremongering, Trump hate and disaster wishcasting that these people have been doing for the past four years.

This time, though, the subject (a pathogen), the volume (cranked up to 11, like always) and things outside of their control (China's behavior/reaction to this) resulted in it getting completely out of control. They got a panic, but they can't control it and its feeding itself now.

Add in to the mix opportunists of all stripes (mayors and governors longing for a crackdown to amplify their control, industrialists eager for public money, traders looking at overvalued shares and waiting to make a move, etc.) and you get a blowout nightmare scenario.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:29 PM (hYcqw)

136
Oops. Off me, corrupt thug sock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2020 05:29 PM (EGyGV)

137 You know, I have noticed that asian Americans do not complain about whitey eating at asian restaurants.


culinary appropriation?

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:29 PM (HALdu)

138 Disney's lone saving grace is the fact that its nosebleed prices kept the lower social orders out of the parks and hotels.

Posted by: mr tmz at March 17, 2020 05:29 PM (m/Gc2)

139
hmm

Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 05:29 PM (Tnijr)

140 I read this as "undressed."



Go figure, right?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (Zz0t1)
Not surprised.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (QzF6i)

141 No, do not remake The Last Starfighter. It is a plucky fun movie with Robert Preston.

"Greetings Starfighter. You have been selected by the Star League to protect the Frontier from Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (ZOHau)

142 130. Yes. That was odd, the lack of marketing for Dredd. It was actually pretty decent, and did not pretend to be anything other than a shoot em up type movie.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (JRaU+)

143 111


how is it that movies opening in theaters is better than a streaming that people can watch in their homes









Going to a movie theater is a social thing. A fun thing.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (zr5Kq)
Not since Pee Wee Herman shot someone in the back of the head.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (N39Ws)

144 Going to a movie theater is a social thing. A fun thing.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (zr5Kq)

It can be and it used to be a lot more exciting. Way before I turned 29, I remember standing in line in the parking lot at the one screen theater in town to see Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was neat running into people you knew.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (J70i0)

145 "Dumbo was just a taste of what they can do to destroy their earlier works."

Or was that mostly Tim Burton's fault? There's a rumour going around, which I might even have read here, that Burton hates Disney and scuppered his own movie.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (ykYG2)

146 >> Ace. I don't completely understand the movie business paradigm, but how is it that movies opening in theaters is better than a streaming that people can watch in their homes. . .

Also: some movies are better in a theater, such as sci-fi. We saw "Gravity" and "Live. Die. Repeat" in 3d at the theater and they were great. Also ones like Lawrence of Arabia (old, but a good example where fully enjoying the cinematography makes the trip worth it).

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (bDqIh)

147 119 Regarding remakes" "The Last Starfighter" was a decent movie poorly executed.

With modern special effects and decent actors, it would be worth remaking.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (ARm/c)


Love that movie. Like just a perfect Hero's Journey story.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (G2zl5)

148 Which nobody watched because I-don't-know.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (ykYG2)



I liked both, but probably the new one a bit more just because.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (8B6Ng)

149
You would almost think from this that the internet is a very loud, extreme place, but not very numerous.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (D2IX6)

True, but it's full of many fanatics who are apparently wealthy and talented. Vox Day, Rich Burlew, and quite a few others have leveraged this into quality content. That says quite a bit about the possibilities in the medium.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (Z4/nK)

150 OK, we're past 100.

I just found this vid of "Minnie the Moocher" by some outfit called The Speakeasy Three.

Can I say how much I hate it, from the fucking tatted-up women to the douchebags with their handcrafted artisanal beards and the whole smarmy retro / camp vibe?

https://tinyurl.com/tdyr86a

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (2JVJo)

151 Since I'm convinced that the Coronavirus vaccine will turn people into zombies, I figured I need a Hollywood style weapon to fend off the attack.

IWI Tavor TS12 Bullpup Semi Automatic Shotgun

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (mrrpT)

152 Forget shitty movies. Get out the Scrabble game, Sorry!, Trouble, etc.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (COzlW)

153

'oh no you don't
fuck hollywood and all their rapist fucking perverted pedos up the ass hard. I will laugh at them and hope they burning in fucking hell and have to eat at dennys.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (d7Ww2)


Dear God I love you (no homo)

Posted by: Ladyl at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (TdMsT)

154 what a nightmare that was to post.

Posted by: ace
..........

Ahh yes.. the drudgery of posting a blog..

And the drive to work alone is a killer! And making your brown bag lunch before you leave!

Ye Gods!

But, hey.. It's Miller Time, Ace!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (CjFDo)

155 Going to a movie theater is a social thing. A fun thing.

Posted by: runner at March




meh, it was

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (HALdu)

156 30 you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?
Posted by: ace

Given the way they've treated Trump and his voters, I'm hoping Orange Man will give them the finger and focus on the small businesses instead.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (d6Ksn)

157 It was such a missed opportunity with the new Star Trek films, they were able to get reasonable facsimiles of the three main characters, Kirk, Spock and McCoy, but they were saddled with probably one of the worst directors, JJ Abrams, and saddled with absolutely shit stories.
And completely botching Khan in the process.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (FVrDO)

158 And they got Kevin Smith all butthurt when they talked about a He-man series he's supposedly making and it being stupidly woke too.

Kevin Smith hasn't even managed to make a good movie in his own universe since Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back in 2001. Why would they let him touch someone else's?

Posted by: Ian S. at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (6XLoz)

159 140
I read this as "undressed."





Go figure, right?



Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:27 PM (Zz0t1)
Not surprised.


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (QzF6i)
So we're talking about Gisele, right?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (e284m)

160 Friggin trolls

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (5bxa0)

161 No, do not remake The Last Starfighter. It is a plucky fun movie with Robert Preston.
...
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (ZOHau)
+++++++++++
Not to mention all of the retconning it will take. They'll have to hunt down every copy to change it to "The Next-to-Last Starfighter."

And heaven help them if there's a subsequent sequel...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:32 PM (hYcqw)

162
"Dredd" was not a remake of Judge Stallone Dredd. It was entirely its own beautiful, violent thing.

Which nobody watched because I-don't-know.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (ykYG2)







Because the public is generally made of dimwits who don't know awesome when they see it?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2020 05:32 PM (EGyGV)

163 I found a youtube channel called DUST which sci fi shorts, maybe 10 minutes or so. The first two I watched were decent. Also, full episodes of Hee-Haw on Youtube.

Howdeeeee!

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 17, 2020 05:32 PM (Wm5SB)

164 Not since Pee Wee Herman shot someone in the back of the head.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (N39Ws)

That's no gun.

Posted by: Obi Wan Kenobi at March 17, 2020 05:32 PM (ufFY8)

165 I've been out all afternoon getting un depressed. Has anyone brought up Tom Brady?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:26 PM (QzF6i)


His parents did.

I think.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (hku12)

166 fuck hollywood and all their rapist fucking perverted pedos up the ass hard. I will laugh at them and hope they burning in fucking hell and have to eat at dennys. 

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 05:23 PM (d7Ww2) 

Oh yesssssss. Said with style, but reflects millions throughout the country. If Trump demanded the execution of every Disney exec that knew about it, all I'd say is hand me a rifle.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Z4/nK)

167 Or was that mostly Tim Burton's fault? There's a
rumour going around, which I might even have read here, that Burton
hates Disney and scuppered his own movie.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (ykYG2)


Burton's well ran dry ages ago - but I think the general theme of wokeness is running through all of them. From what I understand, the only one that sort of got close to being a decent movie was Jungle Book, but I can see the reasons for that. Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty Beast and soon Mulan - dumpster fires.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (8B6Ng)

168 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (2JVJo)

Your description alone makes me not click on it.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (d6Ksn)

169 118
I mean, one problem is the human one: You suddenly put all movie theater owners into bankruptcy.


Ace, that now appears to be an inevitability. Kung Flu may be the last nail. Buggy whip makers ain't doing so hot either.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (Jdw1U)

170 I forget to wish you all a Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (5bxa0)

171 127
>>>114 I've been out all afternoon getting un depressed. Has anyone brought up Tom Brady?





I didn't post about it yet... I still think they're going to work
this out. Tom Brady's "I love you all, but I must go" seems like an
obvious pressure tactic designed to get the patriots to pay him close to
what he wants.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (PbpT7)

+++++Wish I thought that was true but local sports guys are all saying Bellichek wants to move on. Now they are all excited because the division will be more competetive and they will have more to talk about.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (QzF6i)

172 needs moar bat soup
Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 05:22 PM


No snack on bat! Not allow! Grandparents die!

Posted by: ptschett at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (32eGV)

173 I kinda hate the main character of The Last Starfighter, but I love the story.

"Now what do we do?"
*Monosight swings down*
"We die."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:33 PM (d1uFV)

174 Alan Horn, President of Disney Studios came up and spoke at my daughter's college recently - he having graduated there some time ago - "animation and (get this) streaming content" are the future for Disney Movie Studios - he was right.

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (32YRo)

175 No, do not remake The Last Starfighter. It is a plucky fun movie with Robert Preston.

"Greetings Starfighter. You have been selected by the Star League to protect the Frontier from Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (ZOHau)

Alex will have to be an African-American girl in a lesbian relationship with a wheelchair bound Hispanic. Meanwhile, all of the white men keep her oppressed online from being the best Starfighter ever until the Asian, trans-female version of Robert Preston shows up. They then proceed to slaughter the all male alien armada.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (J70i0)

176 You know, the hq has an angrier than usual vibe these days.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (HALdu)

177 "Greetings Starfighter. You have been selected by the Star League to protect the Frontier from Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada."
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (ZOHau)
-------------

Robert Preston was the only actor who could act.

The rest were not good, at all.

The script was great. They hold to the script with better FX and actors, it improves.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (ARm/c)

178 >>Love that movie. Like just a perfect Hero's Journey story.


Yes, and its sweet sincerity.

If/when they remake The Last Starfighter they will completely botch it. Its original sensibility is way too hokey/un-woke for today's movie makers.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (bDqIh)

179 I just found this vid of "Minnie the Moocher" by some outfit called The Speakeasy Three.

Can I say how much I hate it, from the fucking tatted-up women to the douchebags with their handcrafted artisanal beards and the whole smarmy retro / camp vibe?

https://tinyurl.com/tdyr86a
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (2JVJo)
++++++++++++++
They do seem to be in the "wear it around as skin suit" phase.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (hYcqw)

180 Trump's job approval down to 46% on Rasmussen.

People hate the way Trump is handling the Virus crisis.

He actually had a real opportunity to prove he could handle a huge issue and flopped hard.

Posted by: BrokenMattHardy at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (G5dWd)

181 Would be great to see the Hollywood monopoly get busted. Imagine the possibilities for a new entertainment paradigm.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (axyOa)

182 Ace. I don't completely understand the movie business paradigm, but how is it that movies opening in theaters is better than a streaming that people can watch in their homes. It seems to me they could charge a premium for new releases, toss in some other gimmicks like they do with new games, and make more money going after the demo that loathes a theater. Where am I wrong?
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy
............

This is what I was thinking when they postponed the new Bond movie..

Geeez.. do a pay per vue..

I would gladly pay $25 or $35 bucks to see it in my own home.. would cost that much to go to a theater!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (CjFDo)

183 170 I forget to wish you all a Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

*Raises O'Douls* slainte

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (ykYG2)

184 He folks! I moved a couple hobo skins laid out for tanning and found Ace's TP stash! I'm gonna be rich!

Posted by: IP - Still in the barrel at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (gPZ9i)

185 I watched the watchmen. It was woke, but kinda ok. It just took itself waaaay too seriously. It also isn't the kind of universe that lends itself to an expanded story line.

Star Trek Discovery is...horrendously bad. Bad and getting worse. It seems to have only the vaguest notion of what the original series was about and why it was so beloved.

Marvel wokeness - meh. It hasn't bothered me that much. Captain Marvel was terrible, but it seems to be because Brie Larson can't act. And the story line was just sorta stupid. I've actually enjoyed the Black Widow character. Black panther, again, meh. Some good stuff, some bad stuff. mixed bag.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (+DS2f)

186 162
"Dredd" was not a remake of Judge Stallone Dredd. It was entirely its own beautiful, violent thing.

Which nobody watched because I-don't-know.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (ykYG2)


Because the public is generally made of dimwits who don't know awesome when they see it?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2020 05:32 PM (EGyGV)

It was in 3D, which turned a lot of folks off.
And apart from me and my fellow nerds, no one knows who Judge Dredd is.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (d1uFV)

187 Is Tom Brady going to Tampa Bay?

https://tinyurl.com/vd7738p

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (cF8AT)

188 So if you tell one of these Asian SJW's, "Thanks, I didn't know that there weren't enough Asians behind the cameras, now I won't go to see it!", do they figure out that if no one goes to see it they won't be making any more precious Asian movies anymore?

Posted by: Whatchulookingat? at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (y6v9s)

189 added: A crazy rumor that Apple is looking to buy Disney.

Apple has a huge amount of money and doesn't want to pay it out in dividends, so, who knows. They're always looking for a new business to pour their wealth into. They were talking about getting into the car business five years ago!

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (PbpT7)

190 ace do you watch Rick and Morty? I just started watching and see that it was created by Dan Harmon who did Community which I know you were a fan. I can see a lot of the Abed character structure in Rick and Morty.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (4lzWT)

191 As you pointed out with Star Wars, most of this crap still makes money, and a lot of it. We're going to keep seeing woke content as long as that's the case. Just like managers at car companies can pretty much do whatever they want during fat times, Disney et. al. can keep putting the Zoey Quinns of the world in charge of their properties as long as the money rolls in.

It's really hard for shareholders to say such and such a film should have made two billion instead of just one.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (wGeit)

192 I actually like the Last Starfighter

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (5bxa0)

193 People hate the way Trump is handling the Virus crisis.

--------------

But he is handling the China virus crisis quite well.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (sX1BW)

194
Because the public is generally made of dimwits who don't know awesome when they see it?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2020 05:32 PM (EGyGV)


No doubt most of the US public isn't aware it was all based on a British comic.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (8B6Ng)

195 G5dWd's usual tricks are social-distancing so he can't earn coin at the glory hole. No wonder the economy sucks for him or, rather, doesn't.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (ykYG2)

196 Guess we're looking at another early night for Trump.

Huh.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (El6T/)

197
I have doubts as to just how much Hollywood is actually hurting. Those fuckers have finger-banged their books so thoroughly that no one has any frickin' idea whether the studios are solvent or awash in cash. Hollywood Accounting is a phrase for a reason. Given the way they keep throwing shovelfuls of money away on woke shit, I suspect that the studios can ride out a fairly dismal box office this year.

The theater owners, however.... They're pretty much fucked.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (EGyGV)

198 sra blaster and I have been entertaining - roughly - ourselves by watching bad apocalyptic movies on Prime.

The WORST - like we turned it off after about 10 minutes - was Dead Don't Die in Dallas or some such. It was all about Tranny Zombies and aren't Christians really terrible people.

We have seen some with terrible production values that could be good movies with some money.

And total crep.


Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (ZfRYq)

199 >>>Universal will make its movies available on-demand

You know what else is on demand? Bit torrent. Twitch. Youtube. Books.


Drown in ball sweat, Harveywood.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (1CjJc)

200 You know, the hq has an angrier than usual vibe these days.




lol, almost getting to 2015-2016 levels

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (zr5Kq)

201 It seems to me they could charge a premium for new releases, toss in some other gimmicks like they do with new games, and make more money going after the demo that loathes a theater. Where am I wrong?

Totally agreed. Even crappy TVs are pretty good these days, so there's not a lot theaters can offer that isn't available at home.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 17, 2020 05:37 PM (6XLoz)

202 added: A crazy rumor that Apple is looking to buy Disney.

--------------

Hmmm ... could be interesting ... though history is not very kind to these types of mergers

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:37 PM (sX1BW)

203 Welp, my heart bleeds for Hollywood. Snerk.

In the meantime, and thinking of movie theaters, maybe I'll rewatch the X-Files "Pine Bluff Variant" episode.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:37 PM (7s3Gx)

204 Rick and Morty started off mildly amusing and ended up #woke and boring. During season 3 Harmon made a big show of feminism to the point of fundraising for Planned Abortionhood which is telling me that there is serious #metoo around that creep.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (ykYG2)

205 The theater owners, however.... They're pretty much fucked.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2020 05:36 PM (EGyGV)


I don't have a lot of sympathy for people who go into business retailing for a cartel. Theater owners are just comic book sellers writ large.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (wGeit)

206 Apple has a huge amount of money and doesn't want to pay it out in dividends, so, who knows. They're always looking for a new business to pour their wealth into. They were talking about getting into the car business five years ago!
Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (PbpT7)
+++++++++++
One of the things that always amused me about that is the double standard.

The shadowy industrialist with his hands in everything, manipulating everyone and cornering industries for his own benefit existed. His name was Steve Jobs.

Chairman and CEO of Apple, involved in everything from manufacturing to content development and distribution in a vertically-integrated stack - and also a board member for Google and Disney, completing the circle.

Those guys who terrified every lib in the country exist - and they're all in Silicon Valley.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (hYcqw)

207 192 I actually like the Last Starfighter
Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (5bxa0)


In my mind it was the precursor to Guardians of the Galaxy II - wasn't Kurt Russell in Last Starfighter?

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (ZfRYq)

208 Two Irishmen walk out of a bar...

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (axyOa)

209 There's an interesting poison pill for anyone who wants to buy Sony.

Sony has the rights to Spiderman -- but the agreement states that if Sony is ever bought by anyone else, rights revert immediately to marvel.

So anyone looking to buy Sony has to consider the poison pill that, the moment you buy them, they immediately lose their only big viable franchise.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (PbpT7)

210 186
And apart from me and my fellow nerds, no one knows who Judge Dredd is.

i only knew because a friend turned me onto screaming blue messiahs...

Posted by: Anachronda at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (sGtp+)

211
I found a youtube channel called DUST which sci fi shorts, maybe 10
minutes or so. The first two I watched were decent. Also, full episodes
of Hee-Haw on Youtube.



Howdeeeee!

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 17, 2020 05:32 PM (Wm5SB)

DUST is very hit and miss. Good version of The Cold Equations. Follows the original story. Also, have a good one about a social worker who shows up to get a kid who has hit the age to take the happy drugs. Finally, a somewhat funny one about a lawyer kidnapped by aliens for doing negations on behalf of earth.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (J70i0)

212 Apple has the cash to do it and have a bunch left over

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (zr5Kq)

213 BSG burned through the meds.


Dude , Amazon will still deliver your wacko pills

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (LJes8)

214 Trump's job approval down to 46% on Rasmussen.

People hate the way Trump is handling the Virus crisis.

He actually had a real opportunity to prove he could handle a huge issue and flopped hard.
Posted by: BrokenMattHardy at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (G5dWd)

lol

Posted by: JoeF. at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (CqE5x)

215 It was in 3D, which turned a lot of folks off.
And apart from me and my fellow nerds, no one knows who Judge Dredd is.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (d1uFV)


I'm not a movie nerd. I don't go to movies. I'll watch one occasionally when the wife ropes me into it.

I know who Judge Dredd is.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (Zz0t1)

216 t they've already got pirated versions of movies out while films are in theaters, so... I don't know how much worse this would be.



Posted by: ace

--

In China (where the DVDs are made) you can buy a DVD of a currently playing movie for under $5. Globalism worked out well for them.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (lDIqS)

217 197
I have doubts as to just how much Hollywood is actually hurting."

They make most of their money in foreign markets nowadays, which is why they don't mind being blatantly anti-American.

But movie theaters are closed abroad now too.

That's gotta hurt.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (d6Ksn)

218 Buy Marvel First, then sony

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (zr5Kq)

219 >>The theater owners, however.... They're pretty much fucked.


Yup. Sad for them.

Problem with same-day availability on demand: a lot of the current movies are not interesting. The quality is way down.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (bDqIh)

220 176
You know, the hq has an angrier than usual vibe these days.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (HALdu)

1. GFY.
2. GFY, but in yellow.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (1CjJc)

221 The Last Starfighter trivia.

They decided to shoot some extra scenes. Where they are in the pick-up. Unfortunately Lance Guest was recovering from a bug and looked really sick. And then to make him look like he was in the shoot, they plopped a bad wig on his head.

Mary Catherine Stuart said she thoroughly enjoyed working with such an actor like Robert Preston.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (ZOHau)

222 "Dredd" was not a remake of Judge Stallone Dredd. It was entirely its own beautiful, violent thing.

Which nobody watched because I-don't-know.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (ykYG2)


Because the public is generally made of dimwits who don't know awesome when they see it?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

no.. Because Karl Urban had just come out in the Star Trek reboot as Dr. McCoy.

He was not believable as that character..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (CjFDo)

223 Just funning you, no so.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (1CjJc)

224 In my mind it was the precursor to Guardians of the Galaxy II - wasn't Kurt Russell in Last Starfighter?





Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (ZfRYq)

No.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (J70i0)

225 Hardees closed the dining rooms in the people's republic of Vagina. That's what happens when you elect a whore to one of Satan's children Governor. Northam.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (E2o2V)

226 Rick and Morty started as a incest/pedo joke Dan Harmon found HILARIOUS:

Morty was supposed to blow Rick at the end of every episode. As part of 'getting out of whatever shit problem' they had gotten into. It was supposed to be the running joke in the show.

Basically they just wanted Marty from Back to the Future to have to blow Doc Brown over and over. That's what Dan Harmon finds funny.

They had to ARGUE Dan Harmon out of doing this blow job running joke.

That's Dan Harmon and that's Rick and Morty.

True story and no shit.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (d1uFV)

227 The shadowy industrialist with his hands in everything, manipulating everyone and cornering industries for his own benefit existed. His name was Steve Jobs.

-------------

IMO, Steve Jobs was a perfect conservative CEO. In his CEO capacity, he was very unwoke. Perhaps best he died when he did.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (sX1BW)

228 I got free Apple TV for a year with my new Ipad. I watched one show called Mythic Quest which was really entertaining but everything else costs extra. They would give one free episode of something like Watchmen and then you have to pay. Why would I want to pay for another streaming service? It sisn;t seem any different than buying stuff on Itunes.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (QzF6i)

229 In the future, movies will be mass-produced in video factories in China, which will be good for everybody. If celebrities didn't spend all their spare tweeting Trump hate they could have Learned To Code.

Posted by: Ripley at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (MxEKc)

230 Apple has the cash to do it and have a bunch left over
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (zr5Kq)

Those fuckers are getting .99 a month for their cloud storage scam from almost every Apple phone.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (4lzWT)

231 Paddy stops by the pub on the way home from the doctor.

"What's the matter?" Seamus asks as he walks in.

Paddy replies: "I haven't been feeling meself recently."

"Good!" says Seamus. "That was a nasty little habit you had!"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (axyOa)

232 Well, I guess the joke is on me because I figured Watchmen would not be popular at ALL.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (2B9A/)

233 In my mind it was the precursor to Guardians of the Galaxy II - wasn't Kurt Russell in Last Starfighter?

No that was Starman I believe

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (5bxa0)

234 I'm starring in a remake of last night.

Posted by: House of Bourbon at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (WX+x0)

235 1. GFY.
2. GFY, but in yellow.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March



hmmmmmm

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (HALdu)

236 Going to a movie theater is a social thing. A fun thing.

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:25 PM (zr5Kq)
Not since Pee Wee Herman shot someone in the back of the head.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (N39Ws)

Somebody could have used a little social distancing that day.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (s7aW9)

237 189
Apple has a huge amount of money and doesn't want to pay it out in
dividends, so, who knows. They're always looking for a new business to
pour their wealth into. They were talking about getting into the car
business five years ago!


shoulda gone with autonomous trucks. they could be raking in the dough once the whole country goes into lockdown.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (sGtp+)

238 Yesterday the local AMC was shut down

Posted by: Skip at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (ZCEU2)

239 Those fuckers are getting .99 a month for their cloud storage scam from almost every Apple phone.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (4lzWT)


okay.....

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (zr5Kq)

240
The
last movie I went to an actual theater to watch was Superman 2 which
was released sometime around 1980-1981.It is not worth the price to get in or the hassle.




Posted by: Vic at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (mpXpK)

241 ace do you watch Rick and Morty? I just started watching and see that it was created by Dan Harmon who did Community which I know you were a fan. I can see a lot of the Abed character structure in Rick and Morty.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (4lzWT)


Dan Harmon got shamed off of Twitter (unless he's back) when his old pedo animation(s) resurfaced. I enjoyed Rick & Morty for a bit, but what I've seen of the new season doesn't do anything for me. Maybe just max saturation.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (8B6Ng)

242 222 "Dredd" was not a remake of Judge Stallone Dredd. It was entirely its own beautiful, violent thing.

Which nobody watched because I-don't-know.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 17, 2020 05:28 PM (ykYG2)


Because the public is generally made of dimwits who don't know awesome when they see it?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

no.. Because Karl Urban had just come out in the Star Trek reboot as Dr. McCoy.

He was not believable as that character..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (CjFDo)

Karl Urban never takes his helmet off during the whole movie. The only people who knew it WAS Karl Urban are people like us.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (d1uFV)

243 Russell in Stargate.

Posted by: House of Bourbon at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (WX+x0)

244 Hardees closed the dining rooms in the people's republic of Vagina. That's what happens when you elect a whore to one of Satan's children Governor. Northam.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March



In fairness, the drive through window is the party piece of any hardees.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (HALdu)

245 hmmmmmm

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (HALdu)

See 223.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (1CjJc)

246 Not since Pee Wee Herman shot someone in the back of the head.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (N39Ws)

Somebody could have used a little social distancing that day.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (s7aW9)


Quite !

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (zr5Kq)

247 Don't pick on BrokenMattHardy or other leftist trolls. They're trying to earn a few bucks during this trying time. They were giving BJs in men's rooms but that's not safe social distancing these days.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (d6Ksn)

248 @BleacherReport

Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (cF8AT)

249 The thing is that the people producing STD have a big stake in pushing the series, since it's a lynchpin of CBS streaming.

It's obvious it isn't a hit. It's completely off everyone's radar, except for laughing and pointing at it.

But CBS needs it as their show piece.

Posted by: Rosanna Arquette at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (oVJmc)

250 Can Star Trek finally make a documentary about how the O'Bidenbama administration blew up the Death Star known as the R2D2 virus?

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (DQ+ge)

251 >>>233 In my mind it was the precursor to Guardians of the Galaxy II - wasn't Kurt Russell in Last Starfighter?

No that was Starman I believe

no that was jeff bridges

but directed by Kurt Russell's frequent director, John Carpenter

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (PbpT7)

252 Why are all these single socks in here?

Posted by: IP - Still in the barrel at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (gPZ9i)

253 ---

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (oVJmc)

254 We could be seeing a complete collapse and reboot of the entertainment industry.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (Kpl3J)

255 @BleacherReport

Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus

---------------

He's the Magic Johnson of our times.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (sX1BW)

256 So I'm getting there will be no reason to go out ever again. Will we, 100 years from now, have lost the use of our legs?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (7ZMbn)

257 you people seem to be confusing Kurt Russel with Brian Denehy

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (PbpT7)

258 Paddy takes his new wife to bed on their wedding night.

She undresses, lies on the bed spread-eagled and says:

"You know what I want, don't you?"

"Yeah," says Paddy. "The whole fookin' bed by the looks of it!"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (axyOa)

259 That's Dan Harmon and that's Rick and Morty.

True story and no shit.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (d1uFV)


Yep.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (8B6Ng)

260 No that was Starman I believe

no that was jeff bridges

You're right

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (5bxa0)

261 Karl Urban never takes his helmet off during the whole movie. The only people who knew it WAS Karl Urban are people like us.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (d1uFV)

I saw Dredd before Star Woke. Dredd rocked.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (1CjJc)

262 237 189
Apple has a huge amount of money and doesn't want to pay it out in
dividends, so, who knows. They're always looking for a new business to
pour their wealth into. They were talking about getting into the car
business five years ago!

shoulda gone with autonomous trucks. they could be raking in the dough once the whole country goes into lockdown.
Posted by: Anachronda at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (sGtp+)


Fully autonomous vehicles are still a long way off. Apple has a lot of money, but they don't have so much they can just throw it away.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (wGeit)

263 Jeff Bridges was in Starman

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (d1uFV)

264 14
you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts, and
you also know our corrupt corporatist Republican representatives are
going to be all too eager to give them taxpayer money, right?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:13 PM (PbpT7)

The RNCe may try but I think Trump will veto that.

Posted by: Vic at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (mpXpK)

265 Just funning you, no so.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March



I was unsure but going to go with that.

the "in y" thing is too funny

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (HALdu)

266 Also: some movies are better in a theater, such as sci-fi. We saw "Gravity" and "Live. Die. Repeat" in 3d at the theater and they were great. Also ones like Lawrence of Arabia (old, but a good example where fully enjoying the cinematography makes the trip worth it).
Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:30 PM (bDqIh)


Yes. When Fathom Events teams up with TCM to bring classic movies to the big screen, that bring me out. In December, it's going to be Fiddler on the Roof with Topol (the smoker's Tevye).

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (2JVJo)

267 Psi-Judge Anderson swimsuit edtion?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (ZOHau)

268 261 Karl Urban never takes his helmet off during the whole movie. The only people who knew it WAS Karl Urban are people like us.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (d1uFV)

I saw Dredd before Star Woke. Dredd rocked.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (1CjJc)

This is what truth looks like

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (d1uFV)

269 Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?

Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (QGpU7)

270 256 So I'm getting there will be no reason to go out ever again. Will we, 100 years from now, have lost the use of our legs?

Or be like the obese people in Wall-E in those floating chairs

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (5bxa0)

271 I know who Judge Dredd is.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (Zz0t1)

Yeah, Sylvester Stallone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (Kpl3J)

272 Apple isn't going to buy Disney. Their business model isn't the same as Google's. There isn't a long term advantage to owning Disney for Apple's business model.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (w2QL7)

273 248
@BleacherReport



Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (cF8AT)

__________


Can you imagine if Wilt Chamberlain had been patient zero?

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (DQ+ge)

274 I've already been socially distant for years.

Posted by: Chris M at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (eAZVt)

275 267 Psi-Judge Anderson swimsuit edtion?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (ZOHau)

*perks up*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (d1uFV)

276 Is Tom Brady going to Tampa Bay?

https://tinyurl.com/vd7738p

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (cF8AT)

Yes, discussed last thread - no one knows the length of the contract yet as far as I know - I'm guessing two years...then Brady retires - in Florida - which is the plan.

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (32YRo)

277 I love/loved how Trump seamlessly wove together praise for governors, and even named political adversaries like the loathsome cretin Newsom in CA - and "failing Michigan Governor" (in a tweet). Funniest prez evuh.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (El6T/)

278 I always thought "The Last Starfighter" was about krauts crashing airplanes. Anna Puma inspired.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (C1Lsn)

279 269 Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?

Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (QGpU7)


You are not nuts. The rumor is "bi".

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (wGeit)

280 Bought some new pants at Macy's today using a gift card so I'll be presentable for the Sunday Book Thread. The cashier told me they're closing at 6 today and staying closed until April 1. They will be paying their employees though.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (d6Ksn)

281 Apple isn't going to buy Disney. Their business model isn't the same as Google's. There isn't a long term advantage to owning Disney for Apple's business model.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (w2QL7)


This.

Apple already has AppleTV where they're producing their own movies. They want to BEAT Disney, not buy it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (Zz0t1)

282 That's Dan Harmon and that's Rick and Morty.

True story and no shit.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 17, 2020 05:39 PM (d1uFV)

I can believe it. . I don't find it funny but I can see where the general punchline of doing whatever immoral thing he has to do to get out of a jam is still part of the schitck even if it's not that specifically.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (4lzWT)

283 27 I forgot, I should link the disney shareholder meeting.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:15 PM (PbpT7)

Disney was the last studio that was worth a shit, now they have gone all wokey and are censoring the old classic gems like Song of The South. Yes, fk them.

Posted by: Vic at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (mpXpK)

284 I am not friendly.

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (gmo/4)

285 >.Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?

Maybe it's just that the current Spiderman actor is gay, allegedly?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (bDqIh)

286 256
So I'm getting there will be no reason to go out ever again. Will we, 100 years from now, have lost the use of our legs?


Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (7ZMbn)

+++No, it will be like that religious sect in New Hampshire that died out because they were celibate.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (QzF6i)

287 >>>269 Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?

Posted by: RKae

the SJWs are fascinated by the idea of that. I think maybe there's some parallel-dimension Spider-Man who's gay.

Although, for like three years, Marvel pretty much depicted Spider-Man as gay-without-actual-gay-sex.

but they depict most of their male heroes that way. S

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (PbpT7)

288 I was unsure but going to go with that.



the "in y" thing is too funny

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (HALdu)

That is the text version of that bar graph joke, Ace is favoring. And to be fair, I thought that was pretty funny when I saw it elsewhere, too, so it is not just shameless kissassing.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (1CjJc)

289 Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (cF8AT)

Yes, bets on Kirie Irving having it too?

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (32YRo)

290 Posted by: BrokenMattHardy at March 17, 2020 05:34 PM (G5dWd)

Oh GFY.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (2JVJo)

291 My neighbor has flipped her shit.

I hadn't seen her truck outside this week, and hadn't heard from her since Thursday when she called to see if I had stocked up on whatever the hell people are stocking up on. She sounded like she was panicking, but at the same level that everyone else who's panicking is panicking at.

Anyway, I saw her truck in the driveway and stopped over to say hi. Her sister was packing boxes. She said that my neighbor had decided at 10pm on Sunday to drive to the UP and buy property up there, so she packed whatever would fit in the truck, two dogs, and her ~15 year old daughter and drove six hours away. Not wanting to get a hotel room - they're full of shambling plague-infected wretches, the hotels in the UP - she slept in her truck with her daughter and two dogs until the morning, got a cabin from a rental place, and is presumably going to live up there forever because she is afraid of the martial law and quarantines that are coming to Lansing any minute now. She called her sister to pick up some stuff from the house and I guess she's just leaving it?

She doesn't know anyone in the UP.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (t+qrx)

292 In my mind it was the precursor to Guardians of the Galaxy II - wasn't Kurt Russell in Last Starfighter?

No that was Starman I believe


Kurt Russell - Stargate
Starman - movie - Jeff Bridges
Starman -series - Robert Hays

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (7s3Gx)

293 Don't jump to conclusions about that being bullshit. If they move Discovery to the Kelvin timeline then that means it's left "official" Trek canon, and thus could end at any given time and never be discussed again. It's a way of writing Discovery out of the Trek universe.

Posted by: DFCtomm at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (50gG9)

294 ..."Live. Die. Repeat"...

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

---

Wasn't that called "Edge of Tomorrow"?

Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (QGpU7)

295 Four reasons Jesus must of been Irish:

1) He lived at home until he was 30

2) Just before he died he went drinking with his mates

3) His mam thought he was God

4) He thought his mam was a virgin

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (axyOa)

296 Apple isn't going to buy Disney. Their business model isn't the same as Google's. There isn't a long term advantage to owning Disney for Apple's business model.

-------------

Seems like you could easily make a case for owning Disney for a lot of businesses, including Apple.

Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (sX1BW)

297 Turnout non-existent in IL, FL primaries (apparently). Of course with year-round voting and voting from orbit and from the grave and voting by telepathy while asleep (did I miss any?), overall turnout % may end up "decent".


Posted by: rhomboid at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (El6T/)

298 Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?

Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (QGpU7)


I thought there was already an official announcement.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (8B6Ng)

299 Apple is looking to buy Disney? Just another giant step towards an idiocracy.

Posted by: the virgin gamer at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (L5u2g)

300 I saw Dredd before Star Woke. Dredd rocked.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (1CjJc)

Dredd was quite good for what it was. Simple story.

I find myself coming to like the simple stories meant to entertain more than the mind fuck stories that are just trying to be cute in their mind fucks. John Wick is another example of a stripped down story.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (2B9A/)

301 you know there is some weird covid19 thing that is makking the fattest fucking neighbors we have decide they need to squeeze into work out clothes and go ralking for the first time in 40 years.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (HALdu)

302
You are not nuts. The rumor is "bi".
Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (wGeit)


What the fuck does that have to do with anything?

Fuck....

Look! There's Spiderman heading into the Blew Oyster! He's going for hairy man ass!!!!

Yay!!!!

Good thing there's a virus ripping through humanity.

We're really starting to suck at it.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (Zz0t1)

303 252
Why are all these single socks in here?


Posted by: IP - Still in the barrel at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (gPZ9i)

Please, ask Heidi that. Like I do every wash. I always had sock pairs until i got married then one disappears. Poof!

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (7ZMbn)

304 Starman -series - Robert Hays
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (7s3Gx)
'

Surely you can't be serious.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (Zz0t1)

305 I just saw a thing on FB about a Drive-In that is this in business.

Posted by: JAS at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (2BZBZ)

306 Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:44 PM (5bxa0)

You're in Cali, right? Maybe now that they're closing health clubs, people will finally start walking in LA.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (d6Ksn)

307 Universal is now releasing movies on-demand while they're in theaters in reaction to coronavirus.

"No, Mr. Universal; I demand you to die"

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (dBiBP)

308 She doesn't know anyone in the UP.

S'ok. There's still plenty of dark impentrable woods in the UP she can hide a pickup in.

And never come out.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (7s3Gx)

309 Apple already has AppleTV where they're producing their own movies. They want to BEAT Disney, not buy it.

Right. If they bought Disney they'd immediately spin off everything but the core film/TV production because that's the only part that works with their business model.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (6XLoz)

310 256
So I'm getting there will be no reason to go out ever again. Will we, 100 years from now, have lost the use of our legs?


Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:42 PM (7ZMbn)


Have you seen Wall-e?

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (wGeit)

311 Dan Harmon got shamed off of Twitter (unless he's back) when his old pedo animation(s) resurfaced. I enjoyed Rick & Morty for a bit, but what I've seen of the new season doesn't do anything for me. Maybe just max saturation.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (8B6Ng)

Harmon's weird pedo vibe is at least better than Roiland's. Holy shit, that dude has some demons in him. Rick and Morty has some gems of truth to be dug up from the shit, but in the end it's a fad that will destroy itself. Assuming its creators don't destroy themselves first.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (Z4/nK)

312 Sorry Bad Beer Virus has completely wiped me out of fucks to give

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (Xt79u)

313 269
Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?





Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (QGpU7)

__________


To be fair, how many straight guys do you know who spin silk?

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (DQ+ge)

314 Surely you can't be serious.

I'm not kidding. And don't call me Shirley.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (7s3Gx)

315 301 you know there is some weird covid19 thing that is makking the fattest fucking neighbors we have decide they need to squeeze into work out clothes and go ralking for the first time in 40 years.
Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (HALdu)

Is that a combination of raking and frolicking?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (Uu+Jp)

316 I find myself coming to like the simple stories
meant to entertain more than the mind fuck stories that are just trying
to be cute in their mind fucks. John Wick is another example of a
stripped down story.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (2B9A/)

I'll probably be burned at the stake. JW1 was pretty good, for what it was. I was bored with 2 and 3.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (1CjJc)

317 HA! The kids have calmed about The Virus! and are playing as if The Virus! never happened. It took some talk, but their fears are assuaged, and they are now outside coloring on stones with a gang of neighborhood kids.

So far, I've obtained a fish rock, a tree rock, an ocean rock, and a Saturn rock, and a Jupiter rock.

Making out like a not-panicking bandit, over here.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (v3NfP)

318 You're in Cali, right? Maybe now that they're closing health clubs, people will finally start walking in LA.

LOL...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (5bxa0)

319 tony fucking evers shut down all bars and shit effective 5 pm today. scumbag.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (KP5rU)

320 and go ralking for the first time in 40 years.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (HALdu)

is that what they call run-walking?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (7ZMbn)

321 She make not make it to winter, those in UP do not take kindly to city folk crashing their pad.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (ZOHau)

322 Don't pick on BrokenMattHardy or other leftist trolls. They're trying to earn a few bucks during this trying time. They were giving BJs in men's rooms but that's not safe social distancing these days.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (d6Ksn)
+++++++++++++
You can give me a beej *and* maintain social distancing.

Posted by: Long Dong Silver at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (hYcqw)

323 Time for Disney to bite the big one. Most of their staff have been doing it for years anyway.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (o2MD2)

324 That is the text version of that bar graph joke, Ace is favoring. And to be fair, I thought that was pretty funny when I saw it elsewhere, too, so it is not just shameless kissassing.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March


def. funny

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (HALdu)

325 She doesn't know anyone in the UP.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (t+qrx)


Whoa...she sounds...unstable. Be glad she moved.

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (cF8AT)

326

I have seen literally none of these projects and have no frame of reference to judge them.

So, Fuck'em...

Posted by: Ped Xing at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (/ydpj)

327 >>Wasn't that called "Edge of Tomorrow"?

Eh, probably. It was kinda confusing to me - I liked the movie.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (bDqIh)

328 who is kevin durante ? dude with a big schnozz ?

Posted by: bongo strums at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (B+t5k)

329 298 Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?

Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (QGpU7)

I thought there was already an official announcement.
Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (8B6Ng)

Dear Lord, that will be a money maker.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (2B9A/)

330 "No, Mr. Universal; I demand you to die"





LOL

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (zr5Kq)

331 315
301 you know there is some weird covid19 thing that is makking the
fattest fucking neighbors we have decide they need to squeeze into work
out clothes and go ralking for the first time in 40 years.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (HALdu)



Is that a combination of raking and frolicking?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (Uu+Jp)

Ralking is Gugnam Style.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (1CjJc)

332 >>A movie about a Chinese girl who goes Tranny to pretend to be a boy to fight in an army -- Not woke enough!, it turns out.


'They cawr me Jack a Lo'

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (fjX/+)

333 hogmartin, good story!

Is Durant one of those guys who throws a ball through a metal hoop? And also one who is a good lickspittle ignoramus licking the boots of the criminal gang in Beijing, while beclowning himself attacking people he can't begin to understand, like Trump? Damn shame about that virus thing, airhead.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (El6T/)

334
is that what they call run-walking?
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (7ZMbn)


Roll walking. When they get tired, they just lay down and roll for a while.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (Zz0t1)

335 Actually, the last words I ever wrote were "Brian Denehy."

Posted by: Walt Disney at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (PbpT7)

336 Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (t+qrx)

That's insane.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (d6Ksn)

337 she slept in her truck with her daughter and two dogs until the morning, got a cabin from a rental place, and is presumably going to live up there forever because she is afraid of the martial law and quarantines that are coming to Lansing any minute now. She called her sister to pick up some stuff from the house and I guess she's just leaving it?

She doesn't know anyone in the UP.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (t+qrx)

Quick, make her a cash offer on that house before she changes her mind!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (Kpl3J)

338 is that what they call run-walking?
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March



no that is when fat fuck is trying to run and does everything a runner would do except move faster than 1mph.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (HALdu)

339 Spiderman was already gay.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (E2o2V)

340 all restaurants and bars here in Phoenix closed after 8 pm tonight. Take out only. the fuck?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (7ZMbn)

341 Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus

Hm. I thought he was one of the good guys.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (Ibwur)

342 "She doesn't know anyone in the UP."

My parents have a 4br cottage up there. That's our bug-out location.

Posted by: Chris M at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (eAZVt)

343 I'll probably be burned at the stake. JW1 was pretty good, for what it was. I was bored with 2 and 3.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (1CjJc)

I really liked the first one. I have not even attempted to watch the sequels. I got burned bad on Matrix.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (2B9A/)

344 no that is when fat fuck is trying to run and does everything a runner would do except move faster than 1mph.





Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (HALdu)

LOL!! got it!

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (7ZMbn)

345 296 Apple isn't going to buy Disney. Their business model isn't the same as Google's. There isn't a long term advantage to owning Disney for Apple's business model.

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Seems like you could easily make a case for owning Disney for a lot of businesses, including Apple.
Posted by: SH at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (sX1BW)


Apple has such a giant hoard of cash it makes sense to buy anything that makes money. Particularly high value international businesses, which Apple can invest in with money that would otherwise have to be repatriated to the US (and be taxed).

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (wGeit)

346 Time for Disney to bite the big one. Most of their staff have been doing it for years anyway.

Posted by: Xipe Totec

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I have SOOOO MANY Christian friends who are STILL convinced that Disney is family-friendly entertainment.

They go to Disneyland at least once a year. Sometimes thrice! It's their only vacation idea.

Total mind-control operation.

Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (QGpU7)

347 331 315
301 you know there is some weird covid19 thing that is makking the
fattest fucking neighbors we have decide they need to squeeze into work
out clothes and go ralking for the first time in 40 years.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (HALdu)

Good for them for getting out there and doing something positive. It beats whining on the Internets.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (d6Ksn)

348 people will finally start walking in LA.

Posted by: DonnaV at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (d6Ksn)

Walking in LA? No one walks in LA - Missing Persons

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (gmo/4)

349 I always figured Spiderman was gay especially since that redhead never turned him straight.

Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (Tnijr)

350 >>>327 >>Wasn't that called "Edge of Tomorrow"?

Eh, probably. It was kinda confusing to me - I liked the movie.

it was called both. The film bombed at the box office so they attempted a very late re-branding calling it "Live. Die. Repeat," maybe hoping to make people think it was a new movie.

Also, "Edge of Oblivion" is just a terrible title. Sounds like a soap opera about a rehab center.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (PbpT7)

351 You're in Cali, right? Maybe now that they're closing health clubs, people will finally start walking in LA.

LOL...
Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (5bxa0)



Nobody walks in LA.

https://youtu.be/80WyBxo0Hto

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (Zz0t1)

352 I'll probably be burned at the stake. JW1 was pretty good, for what it was. I was bored with 2 and 3.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (1CjJc)
++++++++++++++
It didn't hold up as well into the sequels, but the first one was great. Simple story, clear action, cause and effect. Well executed.

It helps that, if I remember the rumor/story correctly, that the writer created the role and the story specifically for Keanu Reeves to play the titular character - and both of them nailed it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (hYcqw)

353 Spiderman going to be gay?
The rumor is that this is all going to happen in the spiderverse. Which is a bunch of different "Spidermen" from alternate earths. All the previous version of cinematic spidermen are going to be in it, Garfield and Maguire included. They intend to say they are all Spiderman just from different realities. They also intend to make the Garfield Spiderman bisexual. That is the rumor, and it sounds legit.

Posted by: DFCtomm at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (50gG9)

354 Harmon's weird pedo vibe is at least better than Roiland's. Holy shit, that dude has some demons in him. Rick and Morty has some gems of truth to be dug up from the shit, but in the end it's a fad that will destroy itself. Assuming its creators don't destroy themselves first.
Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (Z4/nK)


LOL, the one good thing about Rick & Morty is it keeps these 2 guys off the streets. I think YT pulled every last scrap of evidence from Roiland, but some intrepid users might still be putting it up.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (8B6Ng)

355 Good news that comes with this; the Star Wars verse isn't merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (Kpl3J)

356 341
Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus



Hm. I thought he was one of the good guys.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (Ibwur)

Durant! We will not leave you behind!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (1CjJc)

357

She doesn't know anyone in the UP.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (t+qrx)


I actually think it sounds like a great idea!

I love the UP.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (TdMsT)

358 Total mind-control operation.

Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (QGpU7)

Tradition is a hell of a weight, man.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (Z4/nK)

359 Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?



Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (QGpU7)



You are not nuts. The rumor is "bi".

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (wGeit)


Peter Puffer: The FAAABULOUS Spiderman

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (FB+VM)

360 Da Yoopers!

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (gmo/4)

361 I find myself coming to like the simple stories

meant to entertain more than the mind fuck stories that are just trying

to be cute in their mind fucks. John Wick is another example of a

stripped down story.






Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:46 PM (2B9A/)

___________



Even my wife these days just wants to escape into simple entertainment like this. For example, we just started re-watching the British TV show Strike Back -- highly recommended.

Posted by: ShainS -- giving new meaning to March Madness and Cancel Culture at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (DQ+ge)

362 She doesn't know anyone in the UP.
Posted by: hogmartin

Isn't it still winter for another 3 months there? She will probbaly freeze to death before the 4th of July thaw.

Posted by: Ripley at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (MxEKc)

363 >>They cawr me Jack a Lo'

blasphemer

Posted by: A Chicken at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (ZLI7S)

364 Spiderman was gayer than soccer anyway.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (E2o2V)

365 343 I'll probably be burned at the stake. JW1 was pretty good, for what it was. I was bored with 2 and 3.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (1CjJc)

I really liked the first one. I have not even attempted to watch the sequels. I got burned bad on Matrix.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (2B9A/)


The second one has reviewed pretty well in my social circle. I'm too cheap to pay for it though, so I probably won't watch it until it's "included with Prime".

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (wGeit)

366 239 Those fuckers are getting .99 a month for their cloud storage scam from almost every Apple phone.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:40 PM (4lzWT)


okay.....
Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:41 PM (zr5Kq)

I was just expanding on your post about how much money they have available. There are a billion iPhones out there. If only 10% have to pay the .99 charge just so your phone apps will continue to operate, that a big chunk of change every month.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (4lzWT)

367 someone asked earlier (previous threads) about taxes - file on time , but those who owe get penalty free extension of up to 90 days

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (zr5Kq)

368 who is kevin durante ? dude with a big schnozz ?

Durant. Huge star with the Okla City Thunder, then the Warriors, and now the Nets (? Maybe Knicks)

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (CDGwz)

369 who is kevin durante ? dude with a big schnozz ?

Dunno. At first I thought they meant Kevin Durand, the hugely tall actor in Legion, Resident Evil: Retribution, Lost, The Strain, etc.

But I think they mean the basketball guy...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (7s3Gx)

370
Anyone see Brother Cavil around lately?
I'm kinda worried about him.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (9yd8J)

371 Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus

Hm. I thought he was one of the good guys.
Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (Ibwur)

Oh, I like him. UT for a brief moment. I wonder if he got it from that guy licking the microphones.

Posted by: LASue at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (LaluL)

372 The best part is that all this damage to Hollywood is coming at the hands of their favorite Dem leadership.
The worst part is that they will still do their damnedest to blame Trump for it.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (af5xa)

373 she is afraid of the martial law and quarantines that are coming to Lansing any minute now.

Um, OK. So how is living in a cabin in the boonies any different than staying in your house under quarantine?

She gets to go hiking?

She's going to be sitting in her cabin most of the time anyway, and in the boonies, you don't have internet.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (9t0Zz)

374 I really liked the first one. I have not even attempted to watch the sequels. I got burned bad on Matrix.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (2B9A/)

I should have learned my lesson after Highlander, but they were free on TV.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:53 PM (1CjJc)

375

Bring back cowboy movies..................


Gay & Lesbian COW POKES ONLY.



Patrons please keep the slurping and fapping to a minimum..thank you. COMING SOON !!!!!

Posted by: saf at March 17, 2020 05:53 PM (5IHGB)

376 RKae @ 346
They should take them to Disneyworld on gay pride day, so they can watch the homos bang each other up the ass in the bushes along the walkways.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 17, 2020 05:53 PM (o2MD2)

377 A big part of the decline of movie theaters is the improvements in television.

Not only the technology but the format lets you tell deep stories better and for a few years in the 2000s and 2010s they where putting out a superior product.

That was the main reason I stopped going to movies. The nearest big screen theater to me is 40 miles away in another state.

My TV on the other hand is better then the picture in a small screen theater the food is better and if someone wont shut up during a show I can tell em to go home.

Posted by: Big V at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (XEC2p)

378
Breaking: Kevin Durant has tested positive for the coronavirus

Hm. I thought he was one of the good guys.
Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (Ibwur)

------

I thought the NBA canceled their season already?

Why is his temporary inability to perform at a canceled job relevant?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (v3NfP)

379 Hogmartin, let us know when she's gone and one of us can go up there and play squatter.

I'd like to have a summer home up there when it's 100 degrees here.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (s7aW9)

380 Hogmartin

Ask her to write a diary. Then purchase the rights to the diary at her estate sale when next year they find her bones in a cabin. Finally direct to YouTube video production of her descent into madness.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (ZOHau)

381 305 I just saw a thing on FB about a Drive-In that is this in business.
Posted by: JAS at March 17, 2020 05:47 PM (2BZBZ)

There's one a couple of miles from me. That place does great business in the Summer, long lines of cars. They run 2 or 3 screens.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (Wm5SB)

382 >>I have SOOOO MANY Christian friends who are STILL convinced that Disney is family-friendly entertainment.


Uh, have they ever watched Freeform TV channel (formerly Disney Family)?! Some of the very wokest sh#t you will see on tv -- it's like if the editors of Teen Vogue wrote tv shows. . . Oh wait, I think they have a show about Teen Vogue editors or something. . . gah!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (bDqIh)

383 >>Durant. Huge star with the Okla City Thunder, then the Warriors, and now the Nets (? Maybe Knicks)

Nets

Posted by: A Chicken at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (ZLI7S)

384 I am going to drive Weaselwoman from the house by playing the ukulele, thereby having all of the food and TP for myself. I didn't want to do it, but difficult choices have to be made.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (MVjcR)

385 But the source material itself sucked.

They built all the tension and then basically punted at the end. Didn't the comic end with a fortuitous alien invasion to distract everyone?

So the film version dropped that, and just went with "Gosh, the bad guys win, this story is dumb" ending.

Sort of like The Matrix.

I think that SJW isn't Hollywood's biggest problem. Their big issue is the inability to write a cohesive story about anything, ever.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 17, 2020 05:21 PM (cfSRQ)



Well, you've got this a little screwed up.

The Alien Invasion was a fake created by OZ-Guy, that was supposed to be so terrible in conception, that humans would unite worldwide. and we'd all live happily ever after.

In the comic writer's mind, the good guy did win.

And in the movie as well. ,

Think of Ozzie as a Our Super Elite SJW Better guiding us pig-ignorant deplorables toward a better world despite our horrible natures and instincts.

Rorschach was the bad guy. He was supposed to be a representation of all that was bad and archaic about people.

In the comic/movie, even truth meant less than the narrative to unite mankind, Rorschach recognized that he was a man out of his time and accepted/demanded his own annihilation.

The sting in the tail was supposed to be that Rorschach's diary with the truth of the alien invasion lived on,

and undid all of OZ's good work.


The problem is that reader's saw Rorschach as a hero fighting against terrible odds to get to the truth.

And that flipped the whole "message" that the comic was supposed to convey.

I only saw one episode of the HBO series but it appeared to me that HBO's writer wanted to make damn sure that you damn deplorables really understood what the point of the whole "Watchman" story was. Sort of a leftard recon.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (z0XD8)

386 Anti caucasian propaganda killed the movies.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (E2o2V)

387 Good for them for getting out there and doing something positive. It beats whining on the Internets.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March



yeah, that is not this

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (HALdu)

388 Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (9yd8J)

Nope. I hope he's OK. He was not in a good frame of mind even before this corona shit.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (d6Ksn)

389 So anyone looking to buy Sony has to consider the poison pill that, the moment you buy them, they immediately lose their only big viable franchise.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:38 PM (PbpT7)

Not so much a poison pill as its a carveout - when doing the acquisition, the initial price/share would be the market value of Sony (being an entertainment co.) less the Spiderman franchise, and that value would be known by an acquisition player from the start, however - as a condition to close, you would suggest a "lease" of the Spiderman franchise to the acquirer for X years and the pressure would be on to get that done by Sony stockholders. Many previous purchased entities in a company have ROFRs (right of first refusal) that make deals harder, but not impossible.

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (32YRo)

390 An Irish Priest was stopped for speeding.
the cop comes up and after asking for license and registration he asks the priest if he's been drinking.
The Priest answers. "Oh no, only water."
The cop replies, then why do I smell wine?
The Priest looks into the bottle and exclaims, "Good Lord, He's done it again!"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (axyOa)

391 I have SOOOO MANY Christian friends who are STILL convinced that Disney is family-friendly entertainment.

They go to Disneyland at least once a year. Sometimes thrice! It's their only vacation idea.

Total mind-control operation.
Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:50 PM (QGpU7)


Boy, Disney started turning a long time ago - maybe the 90's? All you had to do was watch any of their TV grooming programming. I've been a huge Disney fan for my entire life, even got to work with some of the original animators/imagineers back in the 90's. Huge collection of original animation artwork.

But, they're dead to me now. At least they're leaving the iconic characters alone (knock on wood). No doubt if they could come to a consensus, Donald would be a tranny.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (8B6Ng)

392 The UP will look like Manhattan if everybody claiming to be bugging out for there ever really do.

Posted by: IP - Still in the barrel at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (gPZ9i)

393
Notice how Payroll Tax holiday is out of the question, even by the Republican Cucks, but "gifting" "everyone" cash is okay.

Because we can't just single out people who WORK.
Oh no. We need to include people who aren't even affected by losing a paycheck because they don't get a paycheck.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (9yd8J)

394 She doesn't know anyone in the UP. 
Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (t+qrx) 

Given that I know more people in Lansing (you) than she does where she's going, that's not a good sign. Hot women are welcome most everywhere, but... well, good luck to all of you, man.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 05:56 PM (Z4/nK)

395 I should have learned my lesson after Highlander, but they were free on TV.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 17, 2020 05:53 PM (1CjJc)

Don't feel bad. We ALL should have learned from Highlander.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 05:56 PM (2B9A/)

396 388 Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 05:52 PM (9yd8J)

Nope. I hope he's OK. He was not in a good frame of mind even before this corona shit.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (d6Ksn)

Well according to what I see on the discord chat for the gaming group, he's been pretty sick and has some cash issues(largely as a consequence of being sick).

Posted by: Someguy at March 17, 2020 05:56 PM (Zm+LZ)

397
Nope. I hope he's OK. He was not in a good frame of mind even before this corona shit.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V


Yeah, I know. I wish I had followed up on that, too.
He hasn't been around in days.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 05:56 PM (9yd8J)

398 Forget shitty movies. Get out the Scrabble game, Sorry!, Trouble, etc.
Posted by: JuJuBee at March 17, 2020 05:31 PM (COzlW)

I pulled out the games this morning- scrabble, battleship, Life, sequences, clue, Yahtzee, boggle, Connect 4, trivial pursuit - plus all my good puzzles. Hubby's latest shipment of Old Forester whiskeys and bourbons just arrive too, so Im squared away.

Posted by: LASue at March 17, 2020 05:57 PM (LaluL)

399 Given that I know more people in Lansing (you) than she does where she's going, that's not a good sign. Hot women are welcome most everywhere, but... well, good luck to all of you, man.

If she's a snow cow, I understand the UP already has plenty...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:57 PM (7s3Gx)

400 An Irish Priest was stopped for speeding.
the cop comes up and after asking for license and registration he asks the priest if he's been drinking.
The Priest answers. "Oh no, only water."
The cop replies, then why do I smell wine?
The Priest looks into the bottle and exclaims, "Good Lord, He's done it again!"
Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (axyOa)
++++++++++++
Heisenberg, after making a momentous discovery in his lab, ran to his car and sped home to tell his wife. He was very excited and was speeding like a demon.

A cop pulled him over, strode up to the window and angrily snapped, "Do you have any idea how fast you were going?!"

Heisenberg excitedly shouted back, "No! But I can tell you *precisely* where I was!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 05:57 PM (hYcqw)

401 The problem is that reader's saw Rorschach as a hero fighting against terrible odds to get to the truth.

And that flipped the whole "message" that the comic was supposed to convey."

Now I understand why I always thought Watchmen sucked.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 05:57 PM (Kpl3J)

402 When I met my wife, she occasionally babysat for a Jewish family. They always went to Disneyland on Christmas.

Posted by: JAS at March 17, 2020 05:57 PM (2BZBZ)

403 Turn the EBT cards off, for the children.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 05:58 PM (E2o2V)

404 Rachel Maddow, Snow Cow?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 05:58 PM (ZOHau)

405 I have SOOOO MANY Christian friends who are STILL convinced that Disney is family-friendly entertainment.

Yeah, sure, most of their early programming was witchcraft and sorcery related.

Great Christian and Family Values !

Posted by: 🐧 at March 17, 2020 05:58 PM (C+evo)

406 Making out like a not-panicking bandit, over here.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 17, 2020 05:48 PM (v3NfP)

-----

Just scored an eclair rock. Sprinkles and everything.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 17, 2020 05:58 PM (v3NfP)

407 Think Brother cavil commented yesterday - he was in the hospital, said he was felling a bit like Rick Grimes: world was fine when he went in, and now crazy as he gets out.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 05:58 PM (bDqIh)

408 The Apple/Disney rumor is old, dating all the way back to when Jobs sold Pixar to Disney and became the largest Disney individual shareholder.


I always thought Apple is a better match for buying Netflix. But who knows.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 17, 2020 05:58 PM (NVYyb)

409 >>Anyone see Brother Cavil around lately?
I'm kinda worried about him.

He was here yesterday. He's home.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (ZLI7S)

410 Good L_rd, no. Snow cows are more attractive.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (7s3Gx)

411 The UP will look like Manhattan if everybody claiming to be bugging out for there ever really do.

WWZ pegged those people. A significant number of them will be woefully unprepared for the conditions. The ones who survive will basically be living in a mid 1800s era mining town, with all of the crime and horrible sanitation, but none of the grit and woodsman skills.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (9t0Zz)

412 Paddy is stunned one morning while reading the paper. The obituaries say he has died.

So he calls his friend Michael and says "Have ya seen the paper? It says I've died!"

Michael says "Aye, I seen it. So where ya callin' from?"

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (axyOa)

413 Da Yoopers!
Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (gmo/4)


Which is also the name of a band:

https://tinyurl.com/sv3rmd2

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (2JVJo)

414 386 Anti caucasian propaganda killed the movies.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 05:55 PM (E2o2V)


The Chinese audience doesn't care.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (wGeit)

415 "We need to include people who aren't even affected by losing a paycheck because they don't get a paycheck."
Every dollar the government distributes creates $2 in the economy. If the government gives away enough money, that deficit will be gone in no time.

Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 06:00 PM (Tnijr)

416 Don't feel bad. We ALL should have learned from Highlander.

-

Seriously, guys. It's literally the tag line of the entire galaxy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:00 PM (41rs/)

417 401 The problem is that reader's saw Rorschach as a hero fighting against terrible odds to get to the truth.

I take it you're not referring to the character from Welcome Back Kotter.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 06:00 PM (Uu+Jp)

418 269
Am I nuts, or is there a rumor now that Spider-Man is going to be gay?





Posted by: RKae at March 17, 2020 05:43 PM (QGpU7)


So...a radioactive spider bites you, and suddenly your Y chromosome is modified so that you have a craving to suck c**k and take one up the ass?


I know I disliked spiders for a reason.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 17, 2020 06:00 PM (ufFY8)

419 Notice how Payroll Tax holiday is out of the question, even by the Republican Cucks, but "gifting" "everyone" cash is okay.


Like I said earlier: 1k to the Free Shit Army?

We're gonna need more cigarettes and lottery tickets.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:01 PM (LJes8)

420 415 "We need to include people who aren't even affected by losing a paycheck because they don't get a paycheck."
Every dollar the government distributes creates $2 in the economy. If the government gives away enough money, that deficit will be gone in no time.
Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 06:00 PM (Tnijr)


I was wondering if Paul Krugman read this blog.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 06:01 PM (wGeit)

421 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (2JVJo)

Yes, I know.

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 06:01 PM (gmo/4)

422 >>The Chinese audience doesn't care.

IIRC, they're not all that thrilled with the woke stuff. For example, Black Panther was not a big hit in China.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 06:01 PM (bDqIh)

423 Arnold Rorschach.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (E2o2V)

424 Mega Millions is worth $69.4 million cash tonight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (ZOHau)

425 By the way - ROFRs in the entertainment industry, much like the Marvel deal, are smart. You don't want to lease or sell your brand you and the executive team have worked a life time building without a) getting seriously paid for it and b) preventing some SJW twits like those at Disney destroying the fuck out of your hard work and credibility

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (32YRo)

426
Recon report from a very-outside suburb of Boston:

Traffic is very light.
Gas is $2.25
Local CVS that is usually always busy had a full parking lot.
Local supermarket about 25% busier than usual. I don't know how well-stocked it was -- didn't go inside.

Local popular chinese restaurant and most joints are doing take out only. Local auto repair shop will not only allow customers into building. You must call ahead and drop off your car and leave. Then they will "disinfect" your car, keys, etc.



Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (9yd8J)

427 350 >>>327 >>Wasn't that called "Edge of Tomorrow"?

Eh, probably. It was kinda confusing to me - I liked the movie.

it was called both. The film bombed at the box office so they attempted a very late re-branding calling it "Live. Die. Repeat," maybe hoping to make people think it was a new movie.

Also, "Edge of Oblivion" is just a terrible title. Sounds like a soap opera about a rehab center.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (PbpT7)

...

Ace, you're mixing metaphors with Cruise's other sci-fi movie Oblivion.

I liked EOT/Live Die Repeat and Oblivion both; in fact I own them and still re-watch probably more that I can comfortably admit.

There was talk of a EOT sequel, where he and the lady soldier go back and rescue her actual love interest that she couldn't save.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (yL25O)

428 Notice how Payroll Tax holiday is out of the question, even by the Republican Cucks, but "gifting" "everyone" cash is okay.

Well duh. We are all Communists now, there is no such thing as taxes. All money and property (including you) belong to The State.

The Central Planners get to decide which animals are more equal than others.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (C+evo)

429 There is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.

Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (a5D9R)

430 now would be a really good time to own a food truck.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (d7Ww2)

431 $1000 windfall = blown on iPhone and pot before the weekend

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (41rs/)

432 Heisenberg excitedly shouted back, "No! But I can tell you *precisely* where I was!"

I like the joke, but I have to nitpick.

That's true for sub-atomic particles, not large things like cars and Heisenbergs.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (9t0Zz)

433 >>>424 Mega Millions is worth $69.4 million cash tonight.


that's enough to buy six cases of Toilet paper and one dozen N95 facemasks!!!!

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (PbpT7)

434 We're gonna need more cigarettes and lottery tickets.




Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:01 PM (LJes

Going to be a lot of nails being done.

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (gmo/4)

435 You want to make sure that everybody gets the free $ because when you give $ to the stupid they make sure it gets into the markets faster.

$1000 new jordans, headphones, and burger king!

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (HALdu)

436 429
They sold them ALL???

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (o2MD2)

437 Disney.... shutting down all of its hotels and parks.


*************


Has anyone told Clark Griswold this? He's going to be pissed!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (m45I2)

438
He was here yesterday. He's home.

Posted by: JackStraw


Wasn't that 3 days ago?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (9yd8J)

439 If I was ordered to shelter in place the government may have to pay for a replacement liver.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (Uu+Jp)

440 Mega Millions is worth $69.4 million cash tonight.

-

That's enough to give every American $1000!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (41rs/)

441 384
I am going to drive Weaselwoman from the house by playing the ukulele,
thereby having all of the food and TP for myself. I didn't want to do
it, but difficult choices have to be made.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 05:54 PM (MVjcR)

LOL! Heidi says, "so you and Weasel have the same strategy!"

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (7ZMbn)

442 How about the government opens an IRA for every American citizen and deposits $1000?

Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (Tnijr)

443 Ace.

That has been my joke since the sheep panicked. "I need to win a lottery to accord toilet paper."

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (ZOHau)

444 $1000 windfall = blown on iPhone and pot before the weekend

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM



Gonna hire some laid off strippers to help Mrs D clean the house.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (axyOa)

445 38 I miss movies worth seeing, I miss movies worth seeing in a theater, and I miss seeing movies worth seeing in a theater, in a theater.

So I'm not completely celebrating the death of in-person movie stuff.
I also miss real journalism, and civil servants with "service" in their make-up, and the days when a 2,300-lb high-center-of-gravity SUV driven by someone who's never made an emergency stop in their lives wasn't tailgating you 93% of the time, at high speed.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (El6T/)

^^x1000
We were just talking about this at dinner on Sunday.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (a4qVe)

446 that's enough to buy six cases of Toilet paper and one dozen N95 facemasks!!!!

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (PbpT7)

Crom laughs at you puny humans from his throne of TP and hobo skulls...

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (32YRo)

447 422 >>The Chinese audience doesn't care.

IIRC, they're not all that thrilled with the woke stuff. For example, Black Panther was not a big hit in China.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 06:01 PM (bDqIh)


Oh, the gay and trans stuff is poison, and they think black people are Untermenschen. But elements that are specifically anti-white don't bother them.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (wGeit)

448 When I was a kid, probably 35-40 years ago, my dad's company in Orange County would rent Disneyland for the day. Park closed to everyone except the employees of this company and their families. It was effing awesome.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (Ez6QX)

449 >>There was talk of a EOT sequel, where he and the lady soldier go back and rescue her actual love interest that she couldn't save.


Hope they don't. Not every movie needs a sequel or prequel. It was a fun story on its own.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (bDqIh)

450 in the entertainment industry, much like the Marvel deal, are smart. You don't want to lease or sell your brand you and the executive team have worked a life time building without a) getting seriously paid for it and b) preventing some SJW twits like those at Disney destroying the fuck out of your hard work and credibility
Posted by: Boswell at March




these days the cool kids do ROFOs

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (HALdu)

451 Georgia is supposed to have half of the Fed's 30000 guillotines.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (E2o2V)

452 I know I disliked spiders for a reason.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 17, 2020 06:00 PM (ufFY/i]

Peter Parker was straight until he got bit by the gaydioactive spider.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (8B6Ng)

453 I like the joke, but I have to nitpick.

That's true for sub-atomic particles, not large things like cars and Heisenbergs.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (9t0Zz)
++++++++++++++
Man, way to deflate a joke, bonhomme

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (hYcqw)

454 So...a radioactive spider bites you
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt


"Genetically Engineered spider", as of the 2002 movie.

Radioactivity is so 1950.

Posted by: mikeski at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (P1f+c)

455 Moose out front wearing mask should have told you

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (ZOHau)

456 400 comments and not a single, "Park's closed, Mouse out front shoulda told you" joke?

Who ARE you people!?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (m45I2)

457 LOL! Heidi says, "so you and Weasel have the same strategy!"
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:03 PM (7ZMbn)
---
*fistbump*

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (MVjcR)

458 The Toilet Paper Accords of 2020 will shape the future of our Nation.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (fjX/+)

459 Spiderman was already gay.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 05:49 PM (E2o2V)
.........

I saw him on a Descovy commercial.

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (v0R5T)

460 How about the government opens an IRA for every American citizen and deposits $1000?

-

Who's this Ira bitch and why's she getting my thousand benjamins!?!!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (41rs/)

461 Has anyone told Clark Griswold this? He's going to be pissed!!

I don't give a good hot damn about MouseTown. I'm a Wally World man.

Posted by: Clark Griswold at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (9t0Zz)

462 @jonshorman

BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (cF8AT)

463
A cop pulls an Irishman over and says, Murphy do you know that your wife fell out of your car about 2 miles down the road.


Murphy: Oh thank God. For a minute I thought I had gone deaf

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (FB+VM)

464 >>Wasn't that 3 days ago?

Thought it was yesterday. Maybe Sunday. I think he was still in the hospital 3 days ago.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (ZLI7S)

465 >>So...a radioactive spider bites you on the balls

Posted by: Gay Spidy at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (fjX/+)

466 Boy, Disney started turning a long time ago - maybe the 90's?

Posted by: clutch cargo

Yeah, I dated it to Lion King. Maybe earlier, but that was the first one where I said wtf?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (LWu6U)

467 455 Moose out front wearing mask should have told you
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (ZOHau)

456 400 comments and not a single, "Park's closed, Mouse out front shoulda told you" joke?

Who ARE you people!?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (m45I2)


LOL.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (Zz0t1)

468 411 The UP will look like Manhattan if everybody claiming to be bugging out for there ever really do.

WWZ pegged those people. A significant number of them will be woefully unprepared for the conditions. The ones who survive will basically be living in a mid 1800s era mining town, with all of the crime and horrible sanitation, but none of the grit and woodsman skills.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (9t0Zz)

...

I envision a dark comedy version of Walking Dead where lack of preparedness and a lifetime reliance upon soy-based products kills more of the characters than the zombies could ever hope to.

Maybe a little like Dale and Tucker vs. Evil.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (yL25O)

469 Just told my parents what's up with my neighbor. Mom said she'd been planning to text her to say hi and let her know they'd be visiting for Memorial day. I said to go right ahead and play like you hadn't heard any of this; I don't think it'll be the catalyst that brings her back to reality but maybe little hints that the real world still exists and people are making plans for two months away might help. Can't hurt.

This is surreal. I'll be out in the garage if anybody needs anything.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (t+qrx)

470
The Surefire way to make sure every Worker receives a boost from the govt in case of hours being cut back or whatever is ending the Payroll Tax.

I'm not sure how giving $$ to some freeloading fat shit tattooed whore who lives off the govt and is not affected at all by this except for Walmart running out of bonbons is a good idea.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (9yd8J)

471 I wonder what super powers that toilet seat licker is going to get.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (LWu6U)

472 What am I going to do with another $1000.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (E2o2V)

473 Not enough we have ballsack ticks to contend with, now we have to fight off ballsack spiders?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (o2MD2)

474 400 comments and not a single, "Park's closed, Mouse out front shoulda told you" joke?

Who ARE you people!?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (m45I2)
......

You read all 400 comments? That's dedication.

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (v0R5T)

475 467 455 Moose out front wearing mask should have told you
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (ZOHau)

456 400 comments and not a single, "Park's closed, Mouse out front shoulda told you" joke?

Who ARE you people!?
Posted by: Muldoon at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (m45I2)

LOL.
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (Zz0t1)

The Horde excels at timing and slip-ups. Mostly slip-ups.

Posted by: Someguy at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (Zm+LZ)

476
BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year


OFFS

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (LJes8)

477 I wonder what super powers that toilet seat licker is going to get.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (LWu6U)


Besides assmouth?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (Zz0t1)

478 I worry about a lot of things, Hollywood aint one of them.

Posted by: Case at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (WRPeR)

479 BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year

-

Holy crap. You've got to be kidding.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (41rs/)

480 A cop pulls an Irishman over and says, Murphy do you know that your wife fell out of your car about 2 miles down the road.


Murphy: Oh thank God. For a minute I thought I had gone deaf


Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM



Excellent!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (axyOa)

481 Apple buying Disney ... and becoming a car maker? I thought Taco Bell won the conglomerate merger wars ... (and the "three shells" technology eliminated the need for TP)

We only need one company ... merged with government ... and if MMT and Fed buying markets happens ... we will actually have communism, government owning business. It will be like Charleston Heston seeing the statue of liberty in Planet of the Apes ... "You Maniacs ... You blew it up ... God Damn You"

Posted by: illiniwek at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (Cus5s)

482 429 There is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.
Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (a5D9R)

According to Johns Hopkins, updated 40 minutes ago, there's 145 active cases of Covid 19 in Georgia.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (Wm5SB)

483 *happily buffs nails*

Nyah

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (ZOHau)

484
Tests!
Beds!
Ventilators!
Respirators!


For WHO?
Where are all these people who need this, Fake News?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (9yd8J)

485 Oooh, I forgot about the $1000 neck tattoos.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (41rs/)

486 What am I going to do with another $1000.
Posted by: Boss Moss at March



store it with the other 1000

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (HALdu)

487 462 @jonshorman

BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year
Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (cF8AT)

So that's, what, THREE MONTHS? Good lord.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (Ez6QX)

488 Yeah, I dated it to Lion King. Maybe earlier, but that was the first one where I said wtf?
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (LWu6U)


I know I had doubts by the time they did Little Mermaid. Lion King just sealed the deal.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (8B6Ng)

489 *fistbump*

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (MVjcR)

so do you actually have a ukulele? are you getting one? are you crafting one from wood only found on weasel acres and harvested from the weasel tree?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (7ZMbn)

490
According to Johns Hopkins, updated 40 minutes ago, there's 145 active cases of Covid 19 in Georgia.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (Wm5SB)


There's only 145 ICU beds in Georga?

People in THAT state are fucked.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (Zz0t1)

491 The Horde excels at timing and slip-ups. Mostly slip-ups.
Posted by: Someguy at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (Zm+LZ)
+++++++++++++
But when the slip-ups are well timed, we really shine. That's how we got surprise anal otters.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (hYcqw)

492 There is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.
Posted by: it begins.... at March



In fairness, some georgians need more than a bed.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (HALdu)

493
Christ Almighty, how hard is it to convert a normal hospital room into an ICU??

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (9yd8J)

494 >> BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year


She went ALL IN. Suck it, Newsome.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (fjX/+)

495 I'm not sure how giving $$ to some freeloading fat shit tattooed whore who lives off the govt and is not affected at all by this except for Walmart running out of bonbons is a good idea.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM


Poetry sheer poetry

Posted by: It's me donna at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (5bxa0)

496 That's how we got surprise anal otters.

You can have them!

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (ZOHau)

497 482 429 There is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.
Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (a5D9R)

According to Johns Hopkins, updated 40 minutes ago, there's 145 active cases of Covid 19 in Georgia.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 17, 2020 06:07 PM (Wm5SB)

Flu season has been terrible here and it continues.

Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (a5D9R)

498 Careful on that Johns Hopkins dashboard/website ...

https://krebsonsecurity.com/ 2020/03/live-coronavirus-map-used-to- spread-malware/

remove spaces

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (LJes8)

499 469 Just told my parents what's up with my neighbor. Mom said she'd been planning to text her to say hi and let her know they'd be visiting for Memorial day. I said to go right ahead and play like you hadn't heard any of this; I don't think it'll be the catalyst that brings her back to reality but maybe little hints that the real world still exists and people are making plans for two months away might help. Can't hurt.

This is surreal. I'll be out in the garage if anybody needs anything.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 06:06 PM (t+qrx)

Will she have phone reception in the UP?

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (cF8AT)

500 This is giving Modern America just the littlest bit of a taste of Hard Times, and it's about ready to fall apart over it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (oVJmc)

501 What am I going to do with another $1000.
-

store it with the other 1000

-

It's sad, but this is spot on. IPhone and neck tattoos or continue spending money wisely. There is nothing in between.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (41rs/)

502 >>BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year


Whaaaat? Does that cover private schools, too?
I was just calming my kid down yesterday about school being cancelled for the rest of the year -- said that his teachers and private school are motivated to find a way to finish off the semester w/out destroying summer as much as he is. There are options, ways to do this creatively, I am certain of this.


If state officials step in and muck up the innovation/ideas for how to do this -- simply to satisfy teachers unions, I bet -- they are really messing things us. BIGLY. This will not end well.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 06:10 PM (bDqIh)

503 @jonshorman

BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year
Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (cF8AT)

Three months less of Leftist indoctrination? I'll take that.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 06:10 PM (s7aW9)

504
so do you actually have a ukulele? are you getting one? are you crafting one from wood only found on weasel acres and harvested from the weasel tree?
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:08 PM (7ZMbn)
-----
Fender Zuma. And am I bad ever bad!

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:10 PM (MVjcR)

505 449 >>There was talk of a EOT sequel, where he and the lady soldier go back and rescue her actual love interest that she couldn't save.


Hope they don't. Not every movie needs a sequel or prequel. It was a fun story on its own.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (bDqIh)

This. It is a good movie that has a self contained story, but also leaves you wondering 'Well, what now?'

It is the 'Well, what now?' that is sequel bait, but that is what makes a movie thought provoking (and good for the audience.) People wonder what happened next every time they think of the movie or rewatch it. The thing is, they do not really want a sequel- it will never live up to the hype.

People whined for years about how they wanted prequels, but everyone imagined different things. My own was I wanted a tragedy. A haunted young man, troubled by visions who seems to be bound by fate to become an evil monster but struggles against his destiny.

What I got was fucking stupid, because everyone had a different idea, but Lucas is the one who could make the movie- and he just saw horrible dialogue and toys.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 17, 2020 06:10 PM (2B9A/)

506 493
Christ Almighty, how hard is it to convert a normal hospital room into an ICU??

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (9yd8J)


Converting the room is easy. The problem is you can't magic the staff up out of nowhere.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 06:11 PM (wGeit)

507 IMHO, the closing of ALL public schools would probably drive the collective IQ up 40 points.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 17, 2020 06:11 PM (o2MD2)

508 I'm betting those schools budgets won't be reduced at all.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (41rs/)

509 Anakin should have started Episode One as a teen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (ZOHau)

510 Disney will lose money from closing the parks. But it's just a small part of the overall budget. The parks bring in less than ten percent of the company's overall revenue.

Posted by: junior at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (FtIXm)

511 BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year.
1 - Not like today's kids are actually learning anything anyway.


2 - Back in my grade school days, that would have been a dream come true.


Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (gmo/4)

512 who is Laura Kelly ? the chick with the big schnozz ?

Posted by: bongo strums at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (B+t5k)

513 >> IMHO, the closing of ALL public schools would probably drive the collective IQ up 40 points.


The only problem is they will want to double teacher salaries, too.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (fjX/+)

514 > BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year


She went ALL IN. Suck it, Newsome.
Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (fjX/+)

They're just gonna try and outdo each other now.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (s7aW9)

515 I'm betting those schools budgets won't be reduced at all.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - everyone has gone bat soup crazy at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (41rs/)
++++++++++++
Are you kidding? They'll need *more* money to make up for lost time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (hYcqw)

516 i liked EOT but wouldn't want to see a sequel.

Except for one thing: EOT ended with an ending that made no sense. It was just someone pushing a magic button to make things work in a different way than we'd been told to expect.

If a sequel explained/explored that... well okay.

I mean, I guess maybe the idea is that Tom Cruise is now permanently an alpha time-resetter and cannot lose the power, and furthermore can travel back further in time than his first reset point?

But how?

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (PbpT7)

517
BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year



Another Democrat. Data point noted.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (oVJmc)

518
You know I'll bet the nurse's unions are saying now?
Hey, now's a great time for a new contract!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (9yd8J)

519 This is timely...
Paddy is drunk as usual.
He walks into church and heads straight for the confessional.
Silence.

More Silence.
Finally the priest pounds on the wall.

"Ain't now use in pounding the wall" says Paddy. "Ain't no paper over here either."


Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (axyOa)

520 Posted by: hogmartin at March 17, 2020 05:45 PM (t+qrx)


Now that is some honest to goodness crazy panic right there.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (D2IX6)

521 When I was a kid our teachers decided to strike.

My mom took us to our grandparents town and enrolled us in school there.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (HALdu)

522 One thing I've noticed is that if you try even in a very mild way to suggest to your Facebook friends of a certain political persuasion that the panic might be a little overdone, they go absolutely apeshit.

Posted by: Caliban at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (QE8X6)

523 >>They're just gonna try and outdo each other now.


Yep. This is now a Resume Builder AND a Pandemic!

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (fjX/+)

524 "There is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.

Posted by: it begins.... "


There are zero cases in middle Georgia.

Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (Tnijr)

525 Does Batman eat bat soup?

Posted by: Archer at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (gmo/4)

526 I'm betting those schools budgets won't be reduced at all.


Refunds, bitches. Tax credits.

I want my money back, you lazy-ass union whores.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (LJes8)

527 these days the cool kids do ROFOs

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:04 PM (HALdu)

Rule of thumb - Motivated investors do ROFOs.

ROFRs are for brand protection and often require carveouts - can't prevent the entire sell, just your JV, patent, brand or off balance sheet entity. Although I have done ROFO/ROFR combo raises - but most of these raises need previous investor classes to really want it/buy in...

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (32YRo)

528 759,000 viewers per episode
===
HELL EVEN cnn HAS BETTER, JUST BARELY, BETTER RATINGS.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (pw+jk)

529

Why did Kansas put in another Sebelius?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (9yd8J)

530 >>>509 Anakin should have started Episode One as a teen.


yeah but there are so many things you'd have to change to make those movies remotely palatable, there's just no point even starting a list. You'd never end.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (PbpT7)

531 Fender Zuma. And am I bad ever bad!

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:10 PM (MVjcR)

thats a sweet uke Weas. yeah, I'm starting a new uke genre. its hard to pin it down but its kinda like across between metal and a monkey caught in leg trap.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (7ZMbn)

532 522 One thing I've noticed is that if you try even in a very mild way to suggest to your Facebook friends of a certain political persuasion that the panic might be a little overdone, they go absolutely apeshit.


it's because this lockdown thing is KILLING them. it's hurting them and their kids badly

and that they cannot face up to

so they a transferring their frustration and anger onto us normies, as per usual

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (j9HX3)

533 who is Laura Kelly ? the chick with the big schnozz ?

Checked picture, no.

But it doesn't matter, she's not at all attractive. Not at all.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (7s3Gx)

534 ROFRs are for brand protection and often require carveouts - can't prevent the entire sell, just your JV, patent, brand or off balance sheet entity. Although I have done ROFO/ROFR combo raises - but most of these raises need previous investor classes to really want it/buy in...
Posted by: Boswell at March




Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (HALdu)

535 Are they counting the infected that they shipped to Dobbins AFB in the totals for GA?

I bet the numbers are all in the Atlanta area.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (LJes8)

536 @jonshorman

BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year
Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (cF8AT)



idiot

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (zr5Kq)

537 514
> BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year





She went ALL IN. Suck it, Newsome.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (fjX/+)



They're just gonna try and outdo each other now.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 06:12 PM (s7aW9)

I don't hear any harunphs!

Posted by: Governor LePetomaine at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (D2IX6)

538 One thing I've noticed is that if you try even in a very mild way to suggest to your Facebook friends of a certain political persuasion that the panic might be a little overdone, they go absolutely apeshit.

Yeah, I've noticed that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 17, 2020 06:15 PM (dUJdY)

539 I have gone from being infuriated at my fellow man over The Virus! panic, to being in a fantastic mood because I'm at home.

I've been working all day. I took a break to bang the ol' lady, and now I'm laughing at the kids and their friends ding-dong-ditching the neighbors.

LOL.

#NotPanicking

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 17, 2020 06:15 PM (v3NfP)

540 Sitting in the dark with five hundred people I don't know has never been an attraction for me. Give me a drive in any night.

Posted by: Cosda at March 17, 2020 06:15 PM (T4hYw)

541 Sebelius was better looking.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 06:15 PM (7s3Gx)

542 >>There are zero cases in middle Georgia.

Yet.

I think we should get comfortable with the idea that this will be everywhere soon enough. It's not like the virus gives a fuck what county or state you live in.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 17, 2020 06:15 PM (ZLI7S)

543 Paddy is in the hospital after a fight with Kelly. Father O'Malley walks in and says, "Now, I'm going to pray for you, Paddy, that you don't leave here with hate in your heart for Kelly."

Paddy responds, "I think, Father, it would be easier all round if you just waited till I got out of here and then prayed for Kelly."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2020 06:15 PM (2JVJo)

544 I can't quit movie theaters. I worked in them and I've grown up in them. I think they may become "niche" but they will always exist in some form.

Posted by: Max Power at March 17, 2020 06:15 PM (QCc6B)

545 EOT


Posted by: TexasDan at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (yL25O)

Yup...Every time I see it floating around on cable I watch it. Good solid flick with a really good premise.

But...what's this "Oblivion?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (dLLD6)

546 Some Wuhan flu names (via my son):

Kung Pao Lung

Lo Mein Pain

Terminal Taoism

Chop Fluie

Wu Ping Cough

Sickin Fried Rice

Just thought I'd throw these out there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (ptqGC)

547
thats a sweet uke Weas. yeah, I'm starting a new uke genre. its hard to pin it down but its kinda like across between metal and a monkey caught in leg trap.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (7ZMbn)
------
Can you at at least make musical notes? That's eluding me! It's.. it's like.. well I'm not really sure.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (MVjcR)

548 A good friend plays the ukulele. From time to time he encourages me to pick it up.
It seems like he's busy with jam sessions every night of the week.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (Uu+Jp)

549 here is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.
Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (a5D9R)

According to Johns Hopkins, updated 40 minutes ago, there's 145 active cases of Covid 19 in Georgia.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low

I don't know there's necessary a correlation between active cases and a need for ICU beds (as opposed to regular hospital beds with ventilator capability, regular hospital beds, or even the need for hospitilation.). Remember most of these people recover after a few days and are fine.

Posted by: LASue at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (LaluL)

550
More importantly....

I'm losing muh tom brady!!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (9yd8J)

551 garrett: "The only problem is they will want to double teacher salaries, too."

Wait, so they'll get paid TWICE as much to stay away from the children? Here, take our money!

Posted by: Red State School Districts at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (6eEQ+)

552 >>>But...what's this "Oblivion?"


it was a sci-fi movie Tom Cruise did just before EoT. I got their titles confuzenated.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (PbpT7)

553 540 Sitting in the dark with five hundred people I don't know has never been an attraction for me. Give me a drive in any night.


maybe they'll have a comeback!?!? I freaking LOVED the drive in here!

it was in a music video

guess which one ya morons

and guess who was in it? (oh, me and a lot of my friends)

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (j9HX3)

554 Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:14 PM (HALdu)

Not so...you at a boutique in the city? Or in CT?

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (32YRo)

555 I for one greatly prefer movies in the theater. Even bad movies are okay when viewed on the big screen. My attention span is much too short to chose to watch a movie on the small screen.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (zqs/f)

556 524 "There is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.

Posted by: it begins.... "


There are zero cases in middle Georgia.
Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (Tnijr)

Just going by an email that a doctor sent out. Also, Airborne Bat AIDS has no chance in Middle Georgia just like most people on the earth.

Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (a5D9R)

557 >>>546 Some Wuhan flu names (via my son):

Kung Pao Lung

Lo Mein Pain

Terminal Taoism

Chop Fluie

Wu Ping Cough

Sickin Fried Rice

Just thought I'd throw these out there.

...

hah

"Wu Ping Cough"

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (PbpT7)

558 Can you at at least make musical notes? That's eluding me! It's.. it's like.. well I'm not really sure.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (MVjcR)

you remember chalk boards right? Sure, I can make notes.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (7ZMbn)

559 > BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year


She went ALL IN. Suck it, Newsome.
Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:09 PM (fjX/+)

Of all the idiots trying to out-idiot each other, the worst so far are women: this Governor and the two mayors who gave themselves authority to ban gun sales and possession, among other things.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (wjwCB)

560 ">>There are zero cases in middle Georgia.



Yet."
I was replying to :

"There is not an ICU bed left in the state of Georgia.

Posted by: it begins.... "
Are we importing people to our local hospitals? Or do we just not have ICU beds down here?

Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (Tnijr)

561
Not so...you at a boutique in the city? Or in CT?
Posted by: Boswell at March




city




you?

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (HALdu)

562 BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year


One month later:

BREAKING: Insane Parents Murder Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly









Some schools in Japan have already reopened because the kids are just running around making their parents nuts.

It was a stupid solution to begin with.


Posted by: naturalfake at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (z0XD8)

563 I am proud to say that liquor stores in my area are working with distributors to make sure they remain fully stocked and meet anticipated increase in demand !

Posted by: runner at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (zr5Kq)

564 Something must be done!
Immediately! Immediately! Immediately!

Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

Posted by: Governor LePetomaine at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (D2IX6)

565 why would the Kansas governor DO that?!?!

that makes no sense. jeez what does it hurt to wait and see

what an IDIOT

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (j9HX3)

566 When I was a kid our teachers decided to strike.

My mom took us to our grandparents town and enrolled us in school there.
Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:13 PM (HALdu)

That story makes me happy. What a mom!

Posted by: LASue at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (LaluL)

567 *ponders*

WuHan Flu and Thanks for Nothing Hollywood

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (ZOHau)

568 Some schools in Japan have already reopened because the kids are just running around making their parents nuts.


I'm two days in an HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (j9HX3)

569 Gateway Pundit apparently has a story that Fucker Carlson drrove to Mar-A-Lago to personally warn PDT of the Bad Beer Virus

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (izDi0)

570 Prediction: Kids will have to go to school in the summer. Which will suck for them!

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (zqs/f)

571 Fox Business just reported Sundown Joe is not going to make another public appearance, probably until summer lead in to the convention.


Crazy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (NVYyb)

572 No need to pay the teachers for the rest of the year.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (E2o2V)

573 I freaking LOVED the drive in here!


There's still a drive-in theater in Jesup, GA. And for some reason, that little inland burg has a movie theater with reclining seats and tables, and a menu, bar, and wait staff.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (ptqGC)

574 In the words of Johnny Rotten on the, ironically-named I guess, album Leftism by Leftfield: "Burn, Hollywood, Burn!"

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

Posted by: Seal the deal and let's boogie (nee Oedipus) at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (qnaGV)

575 558 Can you at at least make musical notes? That's eluding me! It's.. it's like.. well I'm not really sure.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:16 PM (MVjcR)

you remember chalk boards right? Sure, I can make notes.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (7ZMbn)
-------
WeaselDog has been trying to dial 911.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (MVjcR)

576 BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year

She went ALL IN. Suck it, Newsome.

Posted by: garrett


They're just gonna try and outdo each other now.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy


Wait'll the kiddos find out they have to repeat the year.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (qjfjx)

577 569 Gateway Pundit apparently has a story that Fucker Carlson drrove to Mar-A-Lago to personally warn PDT of the Bad Beer Virus


ugh that guy is such a little twat

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (j9HX3)

578 569 Gateway Pundit apparently has a story that Fucker Carlson drrove to Mar-A-Lago to personally warn PDT of the Bad Beer Virus

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (izDi0)

Last night he opened his show all but taking credit for the Federal Government's response.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (zqs/f)

579 Prediction: Kids will have to go to school in the summer. Which will suck for them!
Posted by: Serious Cat at March 17, 2020 06:19 PM (zqs/f)


Schools will go online after 15 days.

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (Zz0t1)

580 One hour of water rolling down in a creek:

https://youtu.be/kmjkODiGu2c

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (Lqy/e)

581 Gosh, I hope Disney enjoys all the money they made from screwing their loyal American employees by firing them and replacing them with H1B replacements from East Asia. Because obviously that's working out SO WELL. All hail the corporate elite overlords, who screw our friends and neighbors and get all surprised when we take our money elsewhere. Bankruptcy could not happen to a more deserving group of people.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (0tmoY)

582 The night the covid went down to Georgia,
It was looking for a soul to steal.
He was in a bind, because he was way behind
And not a Democrat could he find

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (Uu+Jp)

583 ''yeah but there are so many things you'd have to change to make those movies remotely palatable, there's just no point even starting a list. You'd never end. ''

1,2,3,7,8 and 9 simply don't exist in my universe

Posted by: Tuna at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (RueoN)

584 One thing I've noticed is that if you try even in a very mild way to suggest to your Facebook friends of a certain political persuasion that the panic might be a little overdone, they go absolutely apeshit.

It's because the MSM programmed them to believe Trump called the virus a hoax and was downplaying it because that's what horrible authoritarians do. They downplay disasters to save face.

So anyone who tries to pull them off the ledge is a Trump bot or shill, and anyone who defends Trump is a Nazi, or at least a White Supremacist.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (9t0Zz)

585 We bout to get dat money.


And sweet vacay!

Posted by: Kansas Teachers at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (hDfwo)

586 you?

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (HALdu)

Ah, used to work at boutique down on 14th street - above the Strand Book Store - before that M&A at a major fortune 500...now working in LI.

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (32YRo)

587 No need to pay the teachers for the rest of the year.
Posted by: Boss Moss


*fistbump

Same as waiters and waitresses.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (qjfjx)

588 Kwai Chang Cough

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (v0R5T)

589 Last night he opened his show all but taking credit for the Federal Government's response.


he's really driving me mad with this

totally over that guy

oh and btw the online school thing SUCKS

my kids hate it. they're not learning anything - their teachers don't know how to really teach this way - one teacher is just assigning Khan Academy?!?!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:22 PM (j9HX3)

590

They're eating babies in the Bi-Lo center in Greenville, a friend told me.

Zombies have been spotted in Travelers' Rest. In the snow.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:22 PM (rCwaK)

591 Don't go Sundown Joe.... I need the laughs. What am I supposed to do without my daily word salad chuckle?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 17, 2020 06:22 PM (r+sAi)

592 Last night he opened his show all but taking credit for the Federal Government's response.
Posted by: Serious Cat at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (zqs/f)

---

Thanks a lot, twatwaffle.

Way to get an admitted germaphobe, who just so happens to be the POTUS,

TO DO SOMETHING.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 17, 2020 06:22 PM (RU4sa)

593 BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year
Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:05 PM (cF8AT)

Are the governors trying to one-up each other? This is insanely stupid!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 17, 2020 06:22 PM (a4qVe)

594 you guys know that Hollywood is going to be begging for bailouts

I'd say, yeah, let's see how you fare during the trials first, THEN we can talk about bailouts.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 06:22 PM (xSo9G)

595 Yup ....Disney lolgf!

Posted by: High Low Yo! at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (nzKWW)

596 The UK is proposing legislation that will allow the police to detain infected people.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (j3npP)

597 It's because the MSM programmed them to believe Trump called the virus a hoax and was downplaying it because that's what horrible authoritarians do. They downplay disasters to save face.

So anyone who tries to pull them off the ledge is a Trump bot or shill, and anyone who defends Trump is a Nazi, or at least a White Supremacist.
Posted by: bonhomme



Which is why I've quit trying.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (qjfjx)

598

Baptist ministers' wive are whoring themselves out in the churches for TP.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (rCwaK)

599
it was a sci-fi movie Tom Cruise did just before EoT. I got their titles confuzenated.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:17 PM (PbpT7)


Not Vanilla Sky?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (TdMsT)

600 Way to get an admitted germaphobe, who just so happens to be the POTUS,

TO DO SOMETHING.


they found PDJT's weakness

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (j9HX3)

601 588
Kwai Chang Cough

chiang cough shek?

Posted by: Anachronda at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (sGtp+)

602 596 The UK is proposing legislation that will allow the police to detain infected people.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (j3npP)

The Muslim community will be oddly Covid-19 free.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Uu+Jp)

603 Huck Follywood: "Fox Business just reported Sundown Joe is not going to make another public appearance, probably until summer lead in to the convention.

Crazy."


Yeah. Like a fox.

Posted by: Biden Campaign Committee at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (6eEQ+)

604 I see the Leftists across the internet are trying to rename the Spanish Flu to the '1918 Influenza' because it's racist to refer to the coronavirus as the Chinese Virus.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (wiXsO)

605 BREAKING: Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly orders K-12 schools to close for rest of school year

"Parents Scramble To Find Three Months Of Indoctrination Materials"

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (xSo9G)

606 596 The UK is proposing legislation that will allow the police to detain infected people.


good

good idea

quarantine the SICK people, not the healthy ones!!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (j9HX3)

607 Baptist ministers' wive are whoring themselves out in the churches for TP.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (rCwaK)

Admittedly a better excuse than most such wives usually come up with.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Z4/nK)

608 Sends Weasel an "IZ" cd and play book.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (76BPT)

609 On the flip side, Trump's making the govs and mayors own this.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 17, 2020 06:25 PM (RU4sa)

610 571 Fox Business just reported Sundown Joe is not going to make another public appearance, probably until summer lead in to the convention.
_________________

Hey, the guy is pushing 80 and already showing signs of progressive cognitive decline. This virus shit gives his puppeteers the perfect excuse to keep him out of the spotlight and limit the chances of him saying or doing something so weirdly stupid that there is no way for the Dims to spin it. The pandemic is a godsend for the Dims. They're probably hoping it lasts at least through November, so they have an excuse not to let Uncle Joe out in public again before the election.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 17, 2020 06:25 PM (k4dH2)

611 Moo Goo Gai Dead

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:25 PM (LJes8)

612 My wife says she is moving to Canyon Ranch. Her theory is that if ordered to shelter in place, the room and food charges will go right to the Feds. Her thinking is she might have to pay the spa charges, but if she goes easy on the accupuncture and the hot stone massages she might even be able to slip those through.


Planning ahead.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 17, 2020 06:25 PM (NVYyb)

613 US cases


6308

103 deaths

Posted by: Kansas Teachers at March 17, 2020 06:25 PM (hDfwo)

614 used to work at boutique down on 14th street - above the Strand Book Store - before that M&A at a major fortune 500...now working in LI.
Posted by: Boswell at March



we should have coffee some time. maybe at a nynj mome.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:26 PM (HALdu)

615 Don't touch your face, Grasshopper.

Posted by: Master Po at March 17, 2020 06:26 PM (v0R5T)

616
My kids are already doing the online school, because they go to Catholic school and the school had a plan for this.


All homework turned in by 6 pm or its an F.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 17, 2020 06:26 PM (r+sAi)

617 WeaselDog has been trying to dial 911.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (MVjcR)

LOL! Heidi has those noise cancelling headphones, and the headphones dialed 911!

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:27 PM (7ZMbn)

618 Fox Business just reported Sundown Joe is not going to make another public appearance, probably until summer lead in to the convention.

When we see Joe Biden again, he'll look...different.

Posted by: t-bird at March 17, 2020 06:27 PM (xSo9G)

619 To Wong Flu: Thanks for Nothing!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 17, 2020 06:27 PM (rBtIz)

620 Guy Mohawk thats good to hear, idle minds and all.

Posted by: Skip at March 17, 2020 06:27 PM (ZCEU2)

621 "All homework turned in by 6 pm or its an F."

The Internet ate my homework!

Posted by: Excuses we are likely to hear at March 17, 2020 06:27 PM (Tnijr)

622 I don't watch TV..... is Tucker Carlson on our shit list now?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 06:28 PM (54E+T)

623 607 Baptist ministers' wive are whoring themselves out in the churches for TP.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (rCwaK)

Admittedly a better excuse than most such wives usually come up with.
Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Z4/nK)

Missionary work, right?

Posted by: Someguy at March 17, 2020 06:28 PM (Zm+LZ)

624 Shanghai Surprise

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:28 PM (ptqGC)

625 My wife says she is moving to Canyon Ranch. Her theory is that if ordered to shelter in place, the room and food charges will go right to the Feds. Her thinking is she might have to pay the spa charges, but if she goes easy on the accupuncture and the hot stone massages she might even be able to slip those through.


Planning ahead.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March



I was thinking about how that would work for business travel, guessing it means you start renting a cot in a gym.

Posted by: not so at March 17, 2020 06:28 PM (HALdu)

626 he's really driving me mad with this 

totally over that guy 

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:22 PM (j9HX3)

Oh god yes. Pro tip, kiddos, if someone is a real nationalist and not a more feminine Ann Coulter, then Cuck News won't be signing his checks. I had some hope for him, and it's not like he did anything to personally offend me until the Suleimani thing, but Fox News has lots of flavors of Orange Man Bad. Or... Hannity.

Hard pass.

Posted by: trev006 at March 17, 2020 06:28 PM (Z4/nK)

627 This biological warfare.


Time to strike back.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (LJes8)

628 US cases

6308

103 deaths

Posted by: Kansas Teachers at March 17, 2020 06:25 PM (hDfwo)


Source?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (7s3Gx)

629 This illustrates how the new caste system actually works.

There is one caste and everyone else are untouchables.

Hollywood moguls and producers and doctors were allowed to hang with the Cloud People but they were not the Cloud People. So when it came time to tank the economy since that couldn't be achieved via climate change, the Cloud People took out Hollywood along with the smelly restaurant owners and workers.

Welcome to the Hunger Games, bitches. You just weren't that important. Neither are the political mandarins, who will be next.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (puu6v)

630 When we see Joe Biden again, he'll look...different.
_________________

Yes, but will it be life-like?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (k4dH2)

631 Gives them time to make a 2.0 Biden

Posted by: Skip at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)

632 Universal Pictures will make new films available to stream the same day they're released in theaters.
---
This is good news for me. I'll be able to steal Hollywood's shit on the very same day other people start paying for it.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (sWM8x)

633 Cease and desist.

Posted by: Gordon Lightfoot at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (E2o2V)

634 Fox Business just reported Sundown Joe is not going to make another public appearance, probably until summer lead in to the convention.


Get back on Facebook, Joe. **points West**

Posted by: Hands at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (786Ro)

635 @10NewsWTSP

.@GovRonDeSantis announces sweeping educational changes for #Florida's K-12 students amid the #coronavirus pandemic:

No in-person classes until April 15
Testing canceled
K-9 grades will not be calculated

Read more: http://bit.ly/2WnfAe4

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (cF8AT)

636 571 Fox Business just reported Sundown Joe is not going to make another public appearance, probably until summer lead in to the convention.

This going to come as news to Fox but Demento Joe is not going to get better with "age" - so time off from public view isn't going to cure what ails him.

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (32YRo)

637 H1N1: 59,000,000 infected; 18,000 deaths.


Remember how the media drove the populace into mass hysteria?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (ptqGC)

638 617 WeaselDog has been trying to dial 911.

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (MVjcR)

LOL! Heidi has those noise cancelling headphones, and the headphones dialed 911!
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 17, 2020 06:27 PM (7ZMbn)
----
WeaselDog got through and the 911 operator dialed 911!

Posted by: Weasel at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (MVjcR)

639 34 Die, Mouse, die.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 17, 2020 05:16 PM (ufFY

What a shame. Old Walt was a conservative gentleman. I have an illustration cell from Snow White that he gave my mother when she was a little girl.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (H8QX8)

640 Mor Biden is not dead, he's just on hiatus, he's resting, he's pining for the fjords.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (Uu+Jp)

641 Baptist ministers' wive are whoring themselves out in the churches for TP.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:23 PM (rCwaK)

Almost got me one of those one time. A widow.

As usual, almost.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (npEQ/)

642 cases are GOING to rise b/c we're testing now!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:31 PM (j9HX3)

643 redridinghood: "I see the Leftists across the internet are trying to rename the Spanish Flu to the '1918 Influenza' because it's racist to refer to the coronavirus as the Chinese Virus."

Can't really blame them. They only just received Newspeak, Eleventh Ed.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 17, 2020 06:31 PM (6eEQ+)

644 General Flu's Chicken

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:31 PM (Zz0t1)

645 Did see something like 100, 50 in Washington and the other 50 around the country.

Posted by: Skip at March 17, 2020 06:31 PM (ZCEU2)

646

old tv show actor Stuart Whitman is mort

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:31 PM (9yd8J)

647 637 H1N1: 59,000,000 infected; 18,000 deaths.


Remember how the media drove the populace into mass hysteria?
_______________

It's different when one's boyfriend is the president!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 17, 2020 06:31 PM (k4dH2)

648 427 350 >>>327 >>Wasn't that called "Edge of Tomorrow"?

Eh, probably. It was kinda confusing to me - I liked the movie.

it was called both. The film bombed at the box office so they attempted a very late re-branding calling it "Live. Die. Repeat," maybe hoping to make people think it was a new movie.

Also, "Edge of Oblivion" is just a terrible title. Sounds like a soap opera about a rehab center.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 05:51 PM (PbpT7)

...

Ace, you're mixing metaphors with Cruise's other sci-fi movie Oblivion.

I liked EOT/Live Die Repeat and Oblivion both; in fact I own them and still re-watch probably more that I can comfortably admit.

There was talk of a EOT sequel, where he and the lady soldier go back and rescue her actual love interest that she couldn't save.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 17, 2020 06:02 PM (yL25O)

Steve Mnuchin's company was one of the producers of Edge of Tomorrow

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (iuFgi)

649 raconteurreportblogspotcom

Still laughing?

Posted by: Ned2 at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (8Mz1D)

650
It begins. Economic fallout. Ohio's unemployment claims just to 45,000 from last terms compared to 6500 last night.

If you're wondering why Trump, Mnuchin, and the Fed are going for YUGE monetary and fiscal bukake over the face of the whole country, this is it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (rCwaK)

651 190 ace do you watch Rick and Morty? I just started watching and see that it was created by Dan Harmon who did Community which I know you were a fan. I can see a lot of the Abed character structure in Rick and Morty.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 17, 2020 05:35 PM (4lzWT)

--------------------------

Speaking of Community, there are apparently rumors that there may be a Community movie. That'd be one I'd look forward to (though it'd probably be best as a Netflix or Amazon original, rather than a theater release).

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (CAJOC)

652
Watch about the first half hour of "Versailles" on Netflix then bailed.
Better name would have been "French Homos Gone Wild".

Posted by: YIKES! at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (t6XCL)

653 cases are GOING to rise b/c we're testing now!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE



Exponentially.

Posted by: Hands at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (786Ro)

654 Remember how the media drove the populace into mass hysteria?

No. But then again, the media and governmental agencies were too busy sucking off the Lightbringer.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 06:33 PM (7s3Gx)

655 > So anyone looking to buy Sony has to consider the poison pill that, the moment you buy them, they immediately lose their only big viable franchise.

There may be ways to structure around this, depending on how the change-of-control clause is worded (the variation in draftsmanship found in the wild may surprise you...or not, considering that licensing lawyers and M&A lawyers tend to operate in different stovepipes). Many Bothans die to evaluate this kind of issue in pretty much every IP-heavy acquisition.

Posted by: ex-bothan at March 17, 2020 06:33 PM (dLEdU)

656 Pot Lickers

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:33 PM (v0R5T)

657 Source?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at March 17, 2020 06:29 PM (7s3Gx)

Worldometers.info /coronavirus/



Close space.

Posted by: Kansas Teachers at March 17, 2020 06:33 PM (hDfwo)

658
Exponentially.
Posted by: Hands at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (786Ro)


Where has it raised exponentially?

Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:33 PM (Zz0t1)

659 K-9 grades will not be calculated


We're doing that, too, and I don't understand why. All classes are remote for at least two weeks (probably three to run into spring break), but no grades.

We're not even telling the monsters that there are no grades because you have to keep them scared, but I don't know why we're not doing that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 17, 2020 06:33 PM (gd9RK)

660 OMG...these people have truly lost their shit!

@glennkirschner2

Hey All. Can we talk about 1 of the few topics I may actually know too much about: homicide? Specifically, whether Donald Trump may have criminal exposure for some level of negligent homicide or voluntary/involuntary manslaughter for the way he's mishandled the Coronavirus crisis


And he goes on and on and on!

Here if you want to read his insanity:
https://tinyurl.com/u7zsdcz

(@NBCNews @MSNBC Legal Analyst; Fmr 30-yr fed prosecutor w/ @USAO_DC, DC Chief of Homicide & @USArmy JAG. President of @HomFamAdvocates)

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (cF8AT)

661
How is it that Bill Maher -- "we need a hood recession" -- hasn't gotten clocked by anyone yet?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (CWvyb)

662 old tv show actor Stuart Whitman is mort

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:31 PM (9yd8J)

Cimarron Strip.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (H8QX8)

663 Wuhan Lo Mein

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (ptqGC)

664
If you really want some fun, get Baptist preachers' daughters. They can be....fun. They want to show the world they're not all like daddy and goody two-shoes.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (rCwaK)

665 What a shame. Old Walt was a conservative gentleman.
I have an illustration cell from Snow White that he gave my mother when
she was a little girl.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (H8QX

================
Hopefully, you keep it in a safe. Nice little nestegg value in a decorative art.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (NVYyb)

666 Posted by: Serious Cat at March 17, 2020 06:20 PM (zqs/f
******
Yeah Wonder who "Leaked" that story to GP, Yes Fucker with Dr. Fauci & all the other medical people & all the Spooks it was little old you who did it all single handedly

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (izDi0)

667 old tv show actor Stuart Whitman is mort

Just saw this on DM. Damn.. he was a fine looking man.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (dUJdY)

668
Still laughing?

Posted by: Ned2 at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (8Mz1D)


Only at you.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (oVJmc)

669 Bat Foo Young Surprise Flu

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (ptqGC)

670 Panda Bathroom Express

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (v0R5T)

671 "636 571 Fox Business just reported Sundown Joe is not going to make another public appearance, probably until summer lead in to the convention.

This going to come as news to Fox but Demento Joe is not going to get better with "age" - so time off from public view isn't going to cure what ails him."

The Soviet commissars would have been amazed at how well their successors are doing.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (puu6v)

672 Sends Weasel an "IZ" cd and play book.

Alternative tactic: send Jake Shimabukuro videos. Watching a few of those will make most folks just chuck the uke on the firewood pile.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (qc+VF)

673 (@NBCNews @MSNBC Legal Analyst; Fmr 30-yr fed prosecutor w/ @USAO_DC, DC Chief of Homicide & @USArmy JAG. President of @HomFamAdvocates)

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (cF8AT)

Sounds like he's hiding in place with a fifth of whiskey....

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (32YRo)

674 It's unclear to me why you can't take the gamer model and overlay it for movies. I get hooked on games where they come out with a new version, then throw you more levels/twists over a year or so and then lead into a new version. They get me all the time with that. Of course that precludes the fact you need to start of with a product someone is actually interested in.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (bGY3H)

675 Crazy old Joe's foot to mouth will be cranking out as soon as he is back in public.
Normally you might think he is the one needing exposure but I think definitely in his case every time he is in public he loses voters.

Posted by: Skip at March 17, 2020 06:35 PM (ZCEU2)

676 >>>651 190 ace do you watch Rick and Morty? I just started watching and see that it was created by Dan Harmon who did Community which I know you were a fan. I can see a lot of the Abed character structure in Rick and Morty.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at

no. people I trust have recommended it, but I never checked it out for more than two minutes.

I think that shows with an odd sense of humor have to "teach you what the show finds funny," and until you're in on the joke, it's all just noise. I haven't bothered to spend enough time figuring out what Rick and Morty finds funny.

I did love that court transcript they did, of course.

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:36 PM (PbpT7)

677 456
400 comments and not a single, "Park's closed, Mouse out front shoulda told you" joke?



Who ARE you people!?


haven't swung by my local mcdonalds to see if there's a hamburglar out front.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 17, 2020 06:36 PM (sGtp+)

678 "A movie about a Chinese girl who goes Tranny to pretend to be a boy to fight in an army -- Not woke enough!, it turns out."

LOLGF.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 17, 2020 06:36 PM (TNy/K)

679 Sweet and Sour Puke

OK I apologize. However, I do not denounce myself.

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:36 PM (v0R5T)

680 "Flying Tiger, Hidden Bat Flu"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:37 PM (ptqGC)

681 ok why is Palm Springs going on shelter in place?!?!?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:37 PM (j9HX3)

682 Palm springs has a huge retirement community.

Posted by: High Low Yo! at March 17, 2020 06:38 PM (nzKWW)

683 Trump may be the luckiest man in the world.

This giveaway has the benefit of being a) just what people wanted to see, even though panic has addled many of their brains; and b) just as good, if not better, than what the Dems would have offered anyway.

If this Black Swan event had taken place in September, he might not have gotten re-elected. Now, we could very well have a V-shaped recovery as soon as people get the all-clear to go out and spend money again.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 17, 2020 06:38 PM (iuFgi)

684 Navy preparing hospital ships for coronavirus use.

Posted by: Kansas Teachers at March 17, 2020 06:38 PM (hDfwo)

685

Idris Elba is blaming Sophia Trudeau for getting the WuWu Flu.

And BoJo is going YUGE with stimulus in the UK as well. 350B pounds.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 17, 2020 06:39 PM (rCwaK)

686 682 Palm springs has a huge retirement community.


fine just protect THEM?!?!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:39 PM (j9HX3)

687 What a shame. Old Walt was a conservative gentleman. I have an illustration cell from Snow White that he gave my mother when she was a little girl.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 17, 2020 06:30 PM (H8QX


You guys didn't hang out at Sugar Bowl Ski Lodge, did you?

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 06:39 PM (8B6Ng)

688 ok why is Palm Springs going on shelter in place?!?!?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:37 PM (j9HX3)
.........

SPRING BREAK! WHEEEEEEEE!

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:39 PM (v0R5T)

689 The Chicoms hit us with a biological weapon.


Are we planning to hit back?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:39 PM (LJes8)

690 Universal's VOD ploy won't work at $20 per rental. My house gave up the movie theatres a long time ago in favor of the $5 VOD rental fees. Wait a bit longer for VOD release and you don't have to suffer the higher fares and idiots who go to the movies. Plus, you can watch from your nice, comfortable couch and pause/rewind whenever you like.

However, I won't pay $20 for a 48 hour rental. It's not worth it, not when that's usually a "buy" price ('cause we all know buying digital isn't really buying anything when they can revoke it at any time).

Posted by: soulpile at March 17, 2020 06:39 PM (rwZk1)

691 Are we importing people to our local hospitals? Or do we just not have ICU beds down here?

Posted by: f'd &&& at March 17, 2020 06:18 PM (Tnijr)

I don't know. I do know that early on people were getting shipped out to the nearest hospitals in large cities who tested positive. Atlanta and Athens have great hospitals. I don't know about Macon. I think Augusta has a good and probably Savannah and Columbus. South Georgia is fucked, but you knew that already.

Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:40 PM (lBCgE)

692 652
Watch about the first half hour of "Versailles" on Netflix then bailed.
Better name would have been "French Homos Gone Wild".

Posted by: YIKES! at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (t6XCL)

Yup...did that about a year ago. I'm watching thinking to myself...WTF am I watching this? *Click* off.

Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:40 PM (cF8AT)

693 689 The Chicoms hit us with a biological weapon.


YES

I'm now sure they did

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:40 PM (j9HX3)

694 I've got a Rick and Morty Pinball Machine on order.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:40 PM (fjX/+)

695 Hollywood is missing out on billions because of the bug?

I don't see the problem. Surely all those fat cats have squirreled away plenty of provisions to see them through these hard times.

Posted by: mindful webworker
It's All in Your Mind
at March 17, 2020 06:41 PM (jhgxs)

696 If this Black Swan event had taken place in September, he might not have gotten re-elected. Now, we could very well have a V-shaped recovery as soon as people get the all-clear to go out and spend money again.
Posted by: Darrell Harris


Gun stores are going to be swamped.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 06:41 PM (qjfjx)

697 Gosh, I hope Disney enjoys all the money they made from screwing their loyal American employees by firing them and replacing them with H1B replacements from East Asia. Because obviously that's working out SO WELL. All hail the corporate elite overlords, who screw our friends and neighbors and get all surprised when we take our money elsewhere. Bankruptcy could not happen to a more deserving group of people.
Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (0tmoY)

Yes, this! I attempt to minimize my Disney purchases due to them letting go of their long-term IT personnel; a number of them had been with the company for 30+ years.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at March 17, 2020 06:41 PM (KXkkH)

698 For tbose looking for You Tube content, Hoag Vlogs is pretty good. I found it searching for cross country moves. They moved from California to Tennessee. The guy is wearing a Black Rifle sweatshirt on this one.

The one where they buy fireworks cracked me up. They spent about $2k

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 17, 2020 06:41 PM (Lqy/e)

699 "So...a radioactive spider bites you, and suddenly your Y chromosome is modified so that you have a craving to suck c**k and take one up the ass?"

That's what happens when the face-sized ones bite you too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 06:41 PM (d6Ksn)

700 I think Augusta has a good and probably Savannah and Columbus.

Savannah has several great hospitals, including a big cancer center. We have lots of northern retirees and a large military population.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (ptqGC)

701
According to Tim Pool, states are releasing prisoners??

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (9yd8J)

702 >> "So...a radioactive spider bites you, and suddenly your Y chromosome is modified so that you have a craving to suck c**k and take one up the ass?"


French Recluse

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (fjX/+)

703 >>>>Idris Elba is blaming Sophia Trudeau for getting the WuWu Flu.

How much did he get paid for his time... I mean his erect penis inside of her?

Posted by: it begins.... at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (lBCgE)

704 So, I just came back from a quick McD's drive through run, and Gov. Gretchen was on the radio.

Apparently there were pics of young people in bars posted somewhere, and she was saying, "When I saw those pictures of young people, I said we have to shut this down."

She went on to say that half of school children in MI are eligible for food aid (through the schools). WTF?? Half? This fed food distribution scheme has got to be one of the biggest scams out there.






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (ufFY8)

705 The hospital ships can pull over the coffin ship cruise.

Posted by: Boss Moss at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (E2o2V)

706 Navy preparing hospital ships for coronavirus use.
Posted by: Kansas Teachers at March 17, 2020 06:38 PM (hDfwo)
.........

We're gonna ship the sick people to China?
Burials at sea are safer?
Will they fly the Skull and Crossbones?

Posted by: wth at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (v0R5T)

707 682 Palm springs has a huge retirement community.
Posted by: High Low Yo! at March 17, 2020 06:38 PM (nzKWW)

You haven't been there lately, have you? More like Southern California Castro District.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at March 17, 2020 06:43 PM (KXkkH)

708 >>Navy preparing hospital ships for coronavirus use.


Bottled Waterworld

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2020 06:43 PM (fjX/+)

709

What's this?
States are saying "low-level" crimes aren't worth their time, now?


This is exactly what will create Bedlum.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:43 PM (9yd8J)

710 Palm Springs is too expensive to retire in.
Palm Desert, on the other hand...

Posted by: navybrat, at large at March 17, 2020 06:43 PM (w7KSn)

711 If this Black Swan event had taken place in September, he might not have gotten re-elected. Now, we could very well have a V-shaped recovery as soon as people get the all-clear to go out and spend money again.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

==

America is blessed by God

Posted by: vmom at March 17, 2020 06:44 PM (G546f)

712 According to Tim Pool, states are releasing prisoners??

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:42 PM (9yd8J)


I saw someplace yesterday that was going to start happening.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 17, 2020 06:44 PM (8B6Ng)

713 Apparently there were pics of young people in bars posted somewhere, and she was saying, "When I saw those pictures of young people, I said we have to shut this down."

She went on to say that half of school children in MI are eligible for food aid (through the schools). WTF?? Half? This fed food distribution scheme has got to be one of the biggest scams out there.



Shut it down! Close all schools! Bring those kids to school to feed them!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 06:44 PM (qjfjx)

714 Are we planning to hit back?


Posted by: deplorable unperson - No Coronavirus On Mars! at March 17, 2020 06:39 PM (LJes

Is this about me? Because I am ready for duty!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 17, 2020 06:44 PM (ufFY8)

715 YES

I'm now sure they did
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 17, 2020 06:40 PM (j9HX3)

No. I think they f'ed up and are now trying to shift blame to us. They're evil assholes, but I don't believe this was intentional.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 06:44 PM (d6Ksn)

716 695 Hollywood is missing out on billions because of the bug?

I don't see the problem. Surely all those fat cats have squirreled away plenty of provisions to see them through these hard times.


Posted by: mindful webworker
It's All in Your Mind
at March 17, 2020 06:41 PM (jhgxs)


The movie industry is a pyramid like any other industry. The people at the bottom are not exactly flush with cash.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 06:44 PM (wGeit)

717 "So...a radioactive spider bites you, and suddenly your Y chromosome is modified so that you have a craving to suck c**k and take one up the ass?"

That's what happens when the face-sized ones bite you too.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 06:41 PM

Just the ones in San Fran.

Posted by: The Face-sized Spider in AtC's Attic at March 17, 2020 06:44 PM (rBtIz)

718

If there's no virus in the prison, the prisoners are safe, no matter how "crowded" it is.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:45 PM (9yd8J)

719 The more I think about this, the more I think there is going to be a complete reboot of the entire entertainment industry. Hollywood, financially, has been incredibly corrupt for a long time, all of this bullshit about taking $200 million dollars to make a $5 million dollar film. This is the kind of thing that could bring all of that crashing to the ground, just like a Jenga tower.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 17, 2020 06:45 PM (Kpl3J)

720 What's this?
States are saying "low-level" crimes aren't worth their time, now?


This is exactly what will create Bedlum.
Posted by: Soothsayer


Been trying all day to get an ollie-ollie-oxen-free list of non prosecutable offenses.

For a friend, of course.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (qjfjx)

721




noooood



noood

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (9yd8J)

722 >>>703 >>>>Idris Elba is blaming Sophia Trudeau for getting the WuWu Flu.

How much did he get paid for his time... I mean his erect penis inside of her?

...

Justin Trudeau's a cuck?!

Well that doesn't make any sense AT ALL!!!!

Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (PbpT7)

723 Hollyweird has been dead to me since 1992.

Just like the wife I had at the time, I don't miss either.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (Z+IKu)

724

Just heard on radio.
Kansas schools, K - 12 to close for remainder of the school year.

Also talk of a good portion of state workers will be told to stay home for #twoweeks starting Monday.

Posted by: teej at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (+CASr)

725
OMG...these people have truly lost their shit!

@glennkirschner2

Hey All. Can we talk about 1 of the few topics I may actually know too much about: homicide? Specifically, whether Donald Trump may have criminal exposure for some level of negligent homicide or voluntary/involuntary manslaughter for the way he's mishandled the Coronavirus crisis


And he goes on and on and on!

Here if you want to read his insanity:
https://tinyurl.com/u7zsdcz

(@NBCNews @MSNBC Legal Analyst; Fmr 30-yr fed prosecutor w/ @USAO_DC, DC Chief of Homicide & @USArmy JAG. President of @HomFamAdvocates)
Posted by: Tami at March 17, 2020 06:34 PM (cF8AT)







This is why I cast a gimlet eye on douchebag politicians that did their military service in JAG prosecuting PFCs for diddling the commanding general's teenage daughter, and then crow about how they're the second coming of George Patton.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (EGyGV)

726 This fed food distribution scheme has got to be one of the biggest scams out there.


The whole 'hunger' scam is top of the list.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (oVJmc)

727 711 If this Black Swan event had taken place in September, he might not have gotten re-elected'

That's one reason I don't think it was intentional. I also think it does too much harm to the Chinese economy itself as well as to China's global buddies, like the Iranians.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (d6Ksn)

728 Speaking of Community, there are apparently rumors that there may be a Community movie. That'd be one I'd look forward to (though it'd probably be best as a Netflix or Amazon original, rather than a theater release).
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (CAJOC)


Not sure what else there is to do, and people probably forget the last season was a complete trainwreck.

I kinda think it was a "lightning in a bottle" type of thing. Not to be repeated, no matter how hard they try, and the harder they try the more it'll fail.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2020 06:47 PM (hku12)

729 Paddy is stunned one morning while reading the paper. The obituaries say he has died.

So he calls his friend Michael and says "Have ya seen the paper? It says I've died!"

Michael says "Aye, I seen it. So where ya callin' from?"
Posted by: Diogenes at March 17, 2020 05:59 PM (axyOa)

Ive seen a variant of that joke:

Paddy is stunned one morning while reading the paper. The obituaries say he has died.

So he calls his friend Michael and says "Have ya seen the paper? It says I've died, but I'm still alive!!"

Michael says "Aye, but you being such a terrible liar, I don't think I can believe you"

Posted by: Oldcat at March 17, 2020 06:47 PM (eoQWY)

730 Exponentially.
Posted by: Hands at March 17, 2020 06:32 PM (786Ro)

Where has it raised exponentially?
Posted by: Sponge at March 17, 2020 06:33 PM



I forgot sarc tag

Posted by: Hands at March 17, 2020 06:48 PM (786Ro)

731 "A movie about a Chinese girl who goes Tranny to pretend to be a boy to fight in an army -- Not woke enough!, it turns out."

old, old theme...used in countless fairy tales and art work - see the painting "the little foot page" by Fortescue-Brickdale for instance - calling CBD, CBD to the white courtesy phone, please

Posted by: Boswell at March 17, 2020 06:48 PM (32YRo)

732 718

If there's no virus in the prison, the prisoners are safe, no matter how "crowded" it is.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:45 PM (9yd8J)

NPR this morning had a report about a move to try to get ICE to release detained illegal aliens, to protect them from COVID-19 while in custody:

https://tinyurl.com/yxxc4lea

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 17, 2020 06:48 PM (iuFgi)

733 NPR this morning had a report about a move to try to get ICE to release detained illegal aliens, to protect them from COVID-19 while in custody:

https://tinyurl.com/yxxc4lea

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 17, 2020 06:48 PM (iuFgi)


I think it's a great idea. We should release them into their country.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 17, 2020 06:49 PM (wGeit)

734 Idris Elba is blaming Sophia Trudeau for getting the WuWu Flu.

How much did he get paid for his time... I mean his erect penis inside of her?

...

Justin Trudeau's a cuck?!

Well that doesn't make any sense AT ALL!!!!
Posted by: ace at March 17, 2020 06:46 PM (PbpT7)


Good grief, is he really blaming her?

That's pretty much the same thing as saying "yeah, I f**ked her."

How ELSE is anyone supposed to interpret that?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2020 06:50 PM (hku12)

735 Comrade Detective, it's Criminal that it didn't get another season. A show that makes fun of Communism in a NAKED GUN type show.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 17, 2020 06:50 PM (dKiJG)

736 604I see the Leftists across the internet are trying to rename the Spanish Flu to the '1918 Influenza' because it's racist to refer to the coronavirus as the Chinese Virus



Sigh.
Well, the lefties are then out of luck because the latest hypothesis by scientists who have studied the "Spanish" flu extensively is that it originated in late 1917 in northern China.

Posted by: Floridachick at March 17, 2020 06:51 PM (2YElQ)

737 What's this?
States are saying "low-level" crimes aren't worth their time, now?


This is exactly what will create Bedlum.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 17, 2020 06:43 PM (9yd8J)

I broke an arm in last May, and had an early early morning Surgery appointment. Driving to pick up my brother in LA to get me home, some yahoo starts chasing me around in my car with his car and trying to get in during lights.

I call 911 and tell them, and they refused to send a cop to the area since "he might have gone away". She was more upset when I told her I was parked on a median to make the call since I can't drive and call all with one hand.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 17, 2020 06:52 PM (eoQWY)

738
One hour of water rolling down in a creek:



https://youtu.be/kmjkODiGu2c
Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 17, 2020 06:21 PM (Lqy/e)


NOW I GOTTA PEEEE!

Posted by: Kindltot at March 17, 2020 06:53 PM (6rS3m)

739 "Sexually obnoxious" is fucking perfect.

Posted by: Holygoat at March 17, 2020 07:11 PM (wUreD)

740 S. Weasel has an interesting post up with stats about the percentage of Diamond Princess passengers, by age, who did not contract Coronavirus.

http://bit.ly/2UiXQ0N

Posted by: SandyCheeks at March 17, 2020 07:16 PM (u1+n/)

741


What's that saying that is something like "get bent you pofter nonces?"

The latest RLM vid goes into the pedoism in HW openly. Humorous.

And cheap films streaming make money. The morons at Disney should have had budget restraint...BUT Nooooooooo

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at March 17, 2020 07:19 PM (lg/F7)

742 Dropkick Murphys livestream on Youatube!

Posted by: Regular joe at March 17, 2020 07:22 PM (6/uwW)

743 No cinema anywhere? I may have to break out the old projector to watch some films left to me by the late Colonel Hogan.

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at March 17, 2020 07:33 PM (p5zwj)

744 You are weirdly obsessed with this for an adult.

Posted by: Doug at March 18, 2020 02:38 AM (uBKAQ)

745 How do people infected with TDS behave when instructed to panic by the TDS-infected (terminal stage) Democrat-run media?

Take a look.

Posted by: MarjBaldwin at March 18, 2020 05:44 AM (C3tIt)

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