Quick Hits: I am Not Groot, Groot's a Crazy Bitch Edition

Kevin Hart, #cancelled before his Oscars-hosting gig after years old tweets, has a special word for cancel-cultists.


While promoting his new Netflix film Fatherhood, Kevin Hart, the highest-earning stand-up comic in the world, claimed he'd been canceled "three or four times" over his career.

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, Hart said he "personally doesn't give a s---" about cancel culture before speaking at length about the hotly debated subject.

"If somebody has done something truly damaging then, absolutely, a consequence should be attached," Hart said. "But when you just talk about… nonsense? When you're talking, 'Someone said! They need to be taken [down]!' Shut the f--- up! What are you talking about?"

When the Oscars committee demanded he apologize, he stepped down, leaving them without a host with only weeks until the little-watched industry f***boy party. If I remember right, they kinda begged him to do it and he said something like "Nah, I don't want to bring your show down with my toxicness." Or at least, that was the implied message.

Former Vice President Biden's Navy chief defends putting hardcore black racist and racial separatist Ibram X. Khendi on the Navy's recommended reading list.


Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday on Tuesday defended putting Ibram X. Kendi's book How to Be an Anti-Racist on the Navy’s list of books every United States sailor should read, under grilling from Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) at a House hearing.

Banks, a U.S. Navy reservist, began by asking Gilday if he agreed with Kendi’s past statements and views in his book that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a "white colonizer" because she adopted two children from Haiti, and that capitalism is essentially racist.

Gilday responded, "Here's what I know, Congressman. There’s racism in the United States Navy."

Well, there's more of it when you recommend people read Black Hitler's execrable texts.

...

Banks asked Gilday if he agreed with Kendi's statements that white people are a different breed of humans and are responsible for the AIDS virus.

Gilday responded: "Sir, I'd have to understand the context in which the statements were made. I'm not going to sit here and defend cherry-picked quotes from somebody’s book. This is a bigger issue than somebody's book. What this is really about is trying to paint the United States military, and in this case, the United States Navy is weak, as woke... We are not weak."

But you are woke, eh?


Last year, the Chicago Tribune reported that Chicago mayor and Noted Fat Groot Lori Lightfoot was having trouble filling positions and keeping positions filled because of her extremely bitchy, entitled behavior and angry outbursts.

A FOIA request now discloses this email sent to all staff by Groot, proving the stories true.

Also proving that she almost certainly has a serious psychological condition.

Look at all this angry -- psychotic! -- repetition and mentally-unstable exclamation points.


LoriLightfootemail.jpg

All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch. All work and no play makes Groot a crazy bitch.

Remember how we had to legalize marijuana because of how much money it would create in tax revenue which we could use to fund our #Woke Brainwashing government schools?

Yeah, well:

Tater throws a book party for himself, and it's filled with jerkoffs.



True Conservative, author of the "Axis of Evil" political slogan, and Bushie David Frum:

The neocons only have one move: Calling you a terrorist if you disagree with them.

You were formerly a terrorist if you did not vote for (neocon) Republicans.

Now you're a terrorist if you don't vote for Democrats.

They all style themselves very serious intellectuals but their only arguments consist of the most putrid, juvenile taunting.

And in "Hollywood has no ideas" news: Yes, Disney is going to make another prequel which casts a villain in a sympathetic light.

Even after their latest attempt to repackage old characters in slightly new movies, Cruella, opened to disappointing box office.

But what else do they have?



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1 first!

Posted by: Inogame at June 16, 2021 01:43 PM (53oGX)

2 I'm surprised at Groot's unhinged email. She looks so... hinged.

Posted by: 496 at June 16, 2021 01:44 PM (U1eOr)

3 But Gaston is a toxic white male. He can't be the hero.

Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 01:45 PM (icI8A)

4 Someone posted a receipt after buying weed in IL the first day it was legal.

The total taxes amounted to something like 200% of the price and the dry comment was oh yes this is going to put illegal sellers out of business.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 16, 2021 01:45 PM (mf5HN)

5 Kevin Hart is the highest earning stand-up comic in the world?

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 01:46 PM (Ez6QX)

6 The Lori Lightfoot thing is just weird.

You're in charge, sugartits, so put your foot down. Sending out an email like that just makes it clear that you have no control over your own emotions, let alone your staff.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:46 PM (jOcSX)

7 Nooded.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2021 01:46 PM (u82oZ)

8 How nauseating. That CNO is just as worthless a piece of shit as most of his peers these days. Pathetic.

Banks should have demanded proof of that idiot's claim about "racism in the US Navy today". Examples. Names, places, dates. Evidence. Proof.

He should have also said that American citizens and families with Navy servicemembers should be appalled that such an unfit person had been placed at the top of Navy command.

Obama's third, utterly degrading and toxic term. And it's just 6 months in. But the mid-terms!

Posted by: rhomboid at June 16, 2021 01:47 PM (OTzUX)

9 No more than tenth?

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 01:47 PM (Cxk7w)

10 Insty's link about INtermittant Fasting is weird. It's talking about "16-8 fasting" meaning eating all meals within an 8-hour window every 24 hours.

That's not the intermittant fasting I know. The IF I know means 24 hours, period. I used to do it one day a week, (from after-lunch till after-lunch the next day worked best for me), and I found it very effective.

These people eating all their meals in an 8 hour period are *still taking in the same number of calories as if they ate them in a 24-hour period*

I mean, it's math. You wanna fast, you have to fast. Pussyfooting around it isn't going to work.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 16, 2021 01:47 PM (Bmy3R)

11 Look at all this angry -- psychotic! -- repetition and mentally-unstable exclamation points.

We have emotionally handicapped idiots in charge of everything.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 16, 2021 01:48 PM (TKmok)

12 I have a theory that Josh Gad has made himself the sexual plaything of every Disney executive in order to secure roles.

It's really the only explanation for his constant appearances in major Disney productions.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 01:48 PM (LvTSG)

13
Groot "stutters", ace.

How dare you mock her by posting her very own words!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 01:48 PM (pNxlR)

14 Biden at his press conference just said that criminals broke into the Capitol building on Jan 6 and killed a police officer. I read this at another site and cannot confirm.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 16, 2021 01:48 PM (L8PU5)

15 Marijuana must be one heck of a drug. It can make Libertarians support higher taxes.

Posted by: zmdavid at June 16, 2021 01:48 PM (xqRaG)

16 You're in charge, sugartits, so put your foot down. Sending out an email like that just makes it clear that you have no control over your own emotions, let alone your staff.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:46 PM (jOcSX)


Or know how to block out time on your own calendar.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 01:48 PM (Ez6QX)

17 6 The Lori Lightfoot thing is just weird.

You're in charge, sugartits, so put your foot down. Sending out an email like that just makes it clear that you have no control over your own emotions, let alone your staff.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:46 PM (jOcSX)

It's worse than that for me... she's in charge. Send a couple "will not attend" or hell, block off time on your calendar so a meeting won't be scheduled. This isn't tough stuff.

Posted by: Inogame at June 16, 2021 01:48 PM (53oGX)

18 >>>y's link about INtermittant Fasting is weird. It's talking about "16-8 fasting" meaning eating all meals within an 8-hour window every 24 hours.

That's not the intermittant fasting I know. The IF I know means 24 hours, period. I used to do it one day a week, (from after-lunch till after-lunch the next day worked best for me), and I found it very effective.

Insty's version of intermittent fasting, the daily 16:8 plan, is the most popular form of IF.

skipping a day of eating is another one but most people don't like going a full day without food.

Posted by: David French at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (0G13K)

19 How the fk can California fk up a cash crop like Marijuana?

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (Cxk7w)

20 Remember when the feds went broke trying to run the whorehouse in Nevada?

I can't remember if it was Reagan or Limbaugh who said that if the government took over the Sahara Desert, in six months there'd be a shortage of sand.

David Frum needs to be deported right back the fuck to Canada, where they have the kind of government that he evidently prefers.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (XGAZE)

21 Only the government could go bankrupt running a brothel.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (yQpMk)

22 Rodrigo: That's a Milton Friedman quote.

Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (icI8A)

23 "Yes, Disney is going to make another prequel which casts a villain in a sympathetic light."

They're going to paint Gaston as the sympathetic villain? That's surprising, given how Gaston as portrayed as super-masculine in the movies.

Maybe Gaston was "good" until some huwhite French nationalist corrupted him?

Posted by: Thrawn at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (a+Mub)

24 I don't even understand what Groot is demanding. They needs office time? Is there some sort of shared office the Mayor has to ask to have access to?

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (YYlyE)

25 Any man who must say "I am the king" is no true king.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (LvTSG)

26 If California is paying Marijuana growers to grow it I need to move there, like tomorrow and start a farm.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (Cxk7w)

27 5 Kevin Hart is the highest earning stand-up comic in the world?
Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 01:46 PM (Ez6QX)

Chappelle has a bit about it. It's pretty funny.

But I think it's not so much that Hart makes more per show then other bigger hitters, just that he still tours regularly.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (UPoLF)

28 18 Insty's version of intermittent fasting, the daily 16:8 plan, is the most popular form of IF.

OK. I don't see how that would work. Well, apparently it doesn't, from the areticle. The 24 hour way works.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (Bmy3R)

29 William F Buckley always used to dunk on McGovern because his shitty bed and breakfast went tits up.

Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (icI8A)

30 Did anybody see the Israeli kids being told they didn't need to wear masks anymore? They all ripped them off and were cheering and smiling. It was awesome - good for an insurrectionist cafe post

Posted by: InCali at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (ov5G+)

31 When's the last time you heard a celebrity explicitly say STFU to those malignant cancel cells?

It's a thing of beauty.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (6FeV1)

32
"It's in the past, people have moved on,"


"... and my 'little swimmers' have moved on, too", he added.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (pNxlR)

33 > "It's in the past, people have moved on,". Toobin was locked deep in conversation with the
@nytimes

Then he whipped it out and pumped a load into the punch bowl, to universal applause.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (XGAZE)

34 You notice how little rat weasel bitches like Frum never actually espouse any thing that's actually, you know, conservative?


Fuck all these twerps with barbwire wrapped jack fruits.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (QlVtI)

35 hiccup

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 16, 2021 01:50 PM (rqZng)

36 Kevin Hart is the highest earning stand-up comic in the world?
Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 01:46 PM (Ez6QX)

Stand up, Kevin! Oh, what am I saying, you're already standing!
Let's all stand up for Kevin. Hey, where'd he go?
Who shit my pants?

Posted by: Slo-Joe back in his better days at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (z79tQ)

37 Afternoon.

Lidblog: Texas State Guardsman - Leadership Is Trying To Indoctrinate Us To Far-Left Ideology.

https://lidblog.com/texas-state-guard/

Via Instapundit

Posted by: Robert at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (CN1Lq)

38 That clip of Biden chewing out the CNN reporter is vintage-form Biden. What an asshole.

Oh, and she has already forgiven him on air.

Posted by: Ktgreat at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (AD3JT)

39 Beauty and the beast... prequel.

"the house of ideas" huh

Remember how we had to legalize marijuana because of how much money it would create in tax revenue which we could use to fund our #Woke Brainwashing government schools?

Oregon is actually aswim in money from pot taxing. There's a "dispensary" on nearly every commercial block in the city, its insane. I thought most would be closed in a year, but instead, they are fixing up their cheap locations to be nicer looking, fancier, better more professional signs, etc.

Oregon has a little thing in the state constitution that the legislature has to provide a budget each year and if they pull in more revenue than the predicted budget cost then the excess collected revenue comes back to the citizens in tax refunds the following year.

This is, shall we say, biting them in the posterior pretty hard lately.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (KZzsI)

40 Biden at his press conference just said that criminals broke into the Capitol building on Jan 6 and killed a police officer.

-
And the Moon is trying to kill us!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (d9FiS)

41 How the fk can California fk up a cash crop like Marijuana?
Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (Cxk7w)

They made inhaling illegal.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (6FeV1)

42 ?? how the heck did that happen

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (KZzsI)

43 A mentally ill lesbian? whoodathunkit?

Posted by: Roy at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (Ti+Tv)

44 They're going to paint Gaston as the sympathetic villain? That's surprising, given how Gaston as portrayed as super-masculine in the movies.

Maybe Gaston was "good" until some huwhite French nationalist corrupted him?
Posted by: Thrawn at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (a+Mub)
***

Everyone knows Belle had her nose in books all the time...the bitch! Books be racist, yo!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (axyOa)

45 Postmodernist cinema for a postmodern America.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (5We2S)

46 Gilday is weak and woke and ignorant. I'm embarrassed that this clown is leading anything.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (2DOZq)

47 There's racism is the Navy?

*Holds up Kendi's book*

I agree, Admiral, this book is horribly racist. Why is it on the Navy's reading list?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (kTF2Z)

48 All this... past time for us as private citizens to take our stands, each in our individual ways. " Go along to get along" will be the death of us... and that is what They are counting on us doing....

Posted by: kraken at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (0neyd)

49 Kevin Hart is the highest earning stand-up comic in the world?

Tells you the state of comedy right now. He's not really that funny.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (KZzsI)

50 > I don't even understand what Groot is demanding. They needs office time?

She needs some "alone time" with her vibrator and her vintage Playboy collection. Then time for a nice nap afterwards.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (XGAZE)

51 "Beauty and The Beast".......I hope the raycisses at DisneyFagland gave Mike Obama a role as the beauty.

All taped up and ready to rock n roll he is...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (8VdmT)

52 I don't even understand what Groot is demanding. They needs office time? Is there some sort of shared office the Mayor has to ask to have access to?
Posted by: bonhomme

Its the one with the lock on the inside

Posted by: Jean at June 16, 2021 01:53 PM (aGWw/)

53
That's not the intermittant fasting I know. The IF I know means 24 hours, period. I used to do it one day a week, (from after-lunch till after-lunch the next day worked best for me), and I found it very effective.


16-8 has been pretty common for a while, and has been discussed on this site. The idea is that a) your body finishes digestion after about 12 hours, so you return to fasting hormone levels and your body starts burning fat after that, and b) eating in an eight hour window makes it difficult to overeat, which reduces your total calories.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:53 PM (jOcSX)

54 "It's in the past, people have moved on,"

That's as good an epitaph as any for what used to be the USA.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 01:53 PM (2JVJo)

55 Kevin Hart, making up excuses for being late

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23-7QMpt9DI

Posted by: ace at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (0G13K)

56 Expect them to make LeFou even more super gay. And that is the reason they are doing it. Because gay twitter had a massive "Squee!" about how gay the actor made that character seem

Posted by: Buzzion at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (yMpvF)

57 I don't like working for crazy bitches either. Surprising how some people are perfectly content to do so. Perhaps it's a lack of self-respect. Or they're so rudderless that any forceful personality, psycho or not, will do.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (II3Gr)

58 10 Insty's link about INtermittant Fasting is weird. It's talking about "16-8 fasting" meaning eating all meals within an 8-hour window every 24 hours.
...
I mean, it's math. You wanna fast, you have to fast. Pussyfooting around it isn't going to work.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at June 16, 2021 01:47 PM (Bmy3R)


I've been doing the 16-8 (actually closer to 18-6 most days) for roughly 19 months and I'm down from 225 to 186, and 2 inches off my waist. You are correct about the math part however, to make it work you need to eat what you would normally eat in that time frame, not what you would normally eat in a 24 hour period. The other thing I've found with it is that your appetite is depressed so in the time window when you can eat you don't really want to.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (kUmUV)

59 odds on whether she typed each of the repetitions or used cut and paste?

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (sGtp+)

60 I'm surprised the Navy has a reading list at all. I mean, if it's not Chapman's, then why the hell does the Navy even care what the swabbies read?

Hint: Most of them read Juggs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (guGkK)

61 I don't even understand what Groot is demanding. They needs office time?

I am not clear on that either. From context it appears to me "time for me to be alone in my office"?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

62 Groot and her white wife:
Oppressed in the streets, freak in the sheets

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (hpmES)

63 Way downstairs I don't buy for a second Mooch was besieged with racial comments, like not even 1would be my bet.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (Cxk7w)

64 How the fk can California fk up a cash crop like Marijuana?
Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (Cxk7w)

Free market capitalist cartels vs Socialist bureaucrats, they didnt stand a chance.

Posted by: Jean at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (aGWw/)

65 How big a sinner do you have to be in a former life to be Stelter's ghostwriter?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (Jsjd7)

66 I don't even understand what Groot is demanding. They needs office time? Is there some sort of shared office the Mayor has to ask to have access to?
Posted by: bonhomme


She's complaining that her staff have scheduled so many meetings and other events that she doesn't have time back in her office to do other work. It's a legitimate complaint, but one that she could easily handle by telling her scheduler to limit her public events to X hours per week, coordinate with staff sections so that meetings are limited and clustered together, and block out specific times where she is not to be disturbed.

This is basic leadership stuff.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (jOcSX)

67 Duke Lowell

Right. The Sea does not care about your gender, skin or eye color, or what you do sexually.

You are made to care if you are incompetent and turn your back on procedures that keep sea water out of the people tank.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (u82oZ)

68 Wonder if Lightfoot will ever find out what happened to the strawberries.

Posted by: Roy at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (Ti+Tv)

69 Not First but faster than my usual. Baby steps

Posted by: Picric at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (3Pta0)

70
Any man who must say "I am the king" is no true king.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side


Now do "strong women"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (pNxlR)

71 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (XGAZE)

I think it was Milton Friedman.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (2DOZq)

72 It's really the only explanation for his constant appearances in major Disney productions.

Gad and Billy Crystal were in a short-lived show several years ago that was quite good. Neither are my cup of tea, so I'm willing to allow that maybe Gad sucks less than it might seem.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (QU5/8)

73 The live action Beauty and the Beast was probably the worst of the live action remakes so far.

None of them have been good, though Aladdin came closest.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (LvTSG)

74 Kevin Hart is the highest earning stand-up comic in the world?

Tells you the state of comedy right now. He's not really that funny.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (KZzsI)



It's a profession where Trevor Noah serves as kind of a baseline, so yeah, Kevin Hart is funny.

Hilariously funny.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (guGkK)

75 Disney is just floundering from one flop to the next. How many hits below the waterline can the Mouse take? Given: (1) that Lucasfilm managed to turn a license to print money (Star Wars) into a liability; (2) that Marvel's upcoming M-SHE-U Phase 4 has every appearance of being hot garbage, and; (3) the Disney+ releases of Cruella and Loki are being panned, what's left? Disney is going to have two solid years of flops.

So, sure, make a Gaston film, where we're sure to find out how gay LeFou was the one truly responsible for Gaston's early-life "success" or something.

Posted by: Revenant at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (glSEb)

76 The total taxes amounted to something like 200% of the price and the dry comment was oh yes this is going to put illegal sellers out of business.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at June 16, 2021 01:45 PM


So you're a pothead in a state that just legalized marijuana.
1. Go buy some legal overpriced/overtaxed marijuana.
2. Smoke overpriced/overtaxed marijuana.
3. Keep the container and receipt for the overpriced marijuana which shows that your pot is legal
4. Resume buying from your regular dealer, never buying from the state again.


Posted by: Chuck C at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (aViol)

77 70
Any man who must say "I am the king" is no true king.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side

Now do "strong women"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (pNxlR)

========

Any man how must say "I am a strong woman" is no true king.

I don't get it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (LvTSG)

78 Disney movie looks gay as hell. But maybe that's 2021-straight.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (/Hhiw)

79 What is the lead time for a fireworks show?

In other words, can municipalities get all the bombs they need for a show like they did in, say, 2019?

Posted by: Monsieur Gaga at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (4ZE6o)

80 odds on whether she typed each of the repetitions or used cut and paste?
Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (sGtp+)



Cut and paste, for sure. After she Googled how to do it.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (Ez6QX)

81 Lightfoot is still a shining star compared to Bottoms in Atlanta

Posted by: Roy at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (Ti+Tv)

82 Well, that's genuinely alarming.

One more reason not to live in Chicago (as if any others were needed).

Posted by: Dr. T at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (pxDdN)

83 I hear bulimia works quite well.

Posted by: Robert at June 16, 2021 01:57 PM (z3UwN)

84 odds on whether she typed each of the repetitions or used cut and paste?
Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (sGtp
++++
That has "CTRL+C" and "CTRL+V" written all over it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:57 PM (Jsjd7)

85 Incidentally, comment in the previous thread notwithstanding, monogamy has been a Christian rule since Jesus gave it while walking on this earth. One man, one woman, period. This wasn't some "depends on how you interpret it" the Bible says very strictly and clearly "one man, one woman" and states that the past God overlooked polygamy because of the weakness of the past saints.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:57 PM (KZzsI)

86 It's in the past, people have moved on,". Toobin was locked deep in conversation with the
@nytimes

You mean like slavery in the US?

Posted by: InCali at June 16, 2021 01:57 PM (ov5G+)

87 They're going to paint Gaston as the sympathetic villain? That's surprising, given how Gaston as portrayed as super-masculine in the movies.

Maybe Gaston was "good" until some huwhite French nationalist corrupted him?
Posted by: Thrawn at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (a+Mub)


I want a Dean Wormer origin story where he grows up in poverty during the Depression, endures hell as a bomber crewman flying missions over Europe in WWII, returns to find his HS sweetheart with another man, and eventually ends up in a loveless marriage to a cheating scrunt but endures for the sake of his kids, only to be mocked by a bunch of ungrateful students who waste their potential.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (jOcSX)

88 How many hits below the waterline can the Mouse take
As long as they keep handing me nubile pre-teens to, uh, mentor, I think we'll be fine.

Posted by: Some Disney producer at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (DpkTQ)

89 That Toobin shows no real shame, and is surrounded by people who excuse his behavior, shows you what types of people our supposed betters truly are.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (KbCG3)

90 In This Trying Time, The Rich Are Struggling To Find Private Jets For Sale

Posted by: SMOD at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (RHGPo)

91 I think the Chicago Mayor is trying to say in a very "Jack" ( The Shining ) way that she wants people to come into the office and not work from home?

Good "Shining" analogy, Ace. I laughed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (k39e/)

92 84 odds on whether she typed each of the repetitions or used cut and paste?
Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (sGtp
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That has "CTRL+C" and "CTRL+V" written all over it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:57 PM (Jsjd7)

She probably doesn't know how to do that and typed it all out. That's why she never has time available.

Posted by: Roy at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (Ti+Tv)

93 She's complaining that her staff have scheduled so many meetings and other events that she doesn't have time back in her office to do other work. It's a legitimate complaint, but one that she could easily handle by telling her scheduler to limit her public events to X hours per week, coordinate with staff sections so that meetings are limited and clustered together, and block out specific times where she is not to be disturbed.

This is basic leadership stuff.


Oh, my. If that's what's going on, Groot lacks even the most basic administrative capability.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (YYlyE)

94 This pretty, smiling, busty brunette is glad that she's in a beautiful, waterside setting instead of in Chicago listening to Mayor Lightfoot channel The Shining:
https://is.gd/WI8h4s

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (Jsjd7)

95 The live action Beauty and the Beast was probably the worst of the live action remakes so far.

Aw come on, they only leaned on the autotune so hard for Emma Watson they broke the poor machine.

Hollywood loves musicals and is constantly trying to shove them down our throats. Only rarely is one a hit, and its never because of the songs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

96 "How the fk can California fk up a cash crop like Marijuana?"

Reminds of a thing a while back. Alaska Ferry system losing money in the bar of all places.

Hi! I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Posted by: Bosk at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (FgPjD)

97 In what context would the Admiral find the statements acceptable? Thus shit is Nation of Islam gobbledygook

Posted by: Ejochs at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (lSFMQ)

98 "If this doesn't change immediately, I will start unilaterally canceling things every day."


Wow, does that demonstrate strong leadership, including controlling your schedule, or what? Was she going to keep her obviously weak-willed, dumb-ass, personal secretary? Jeez, this is Biden-level stupidity and managerial performance.

Posted by: The Media at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (AMIL/)

99 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (arJlL)

100 Extended multi-day fast > OMAD > IF

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (5We2S)

101 I don't even understand what Groot is demanding. They needs office time?

I am not clear on that either. From context it appears to me "time for me to be alone in my office"?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (KZzsI)

That is my reading of it as well. Of course, she could do what us normal folks do, and just block off time in her calendar in Outlook. Or she could send a hilariously aggressive, childish email to her staff.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (UPoLF)

102 75 Disney is just floundering from one flop to the next. How many hits below the waterline can the Mouse take? Given: (1) that Lucasfilm managed to turn a license to print money (Star Wars) into a liability; (2) that Marvel's upcoming M-SHE-U Phase 4 has every appearance of being hot garbage, and; (3) the Disney+ releases of Cruella and Loki are being panned, what's left? Disney is going to have two solid years of flops.
Posted by: Revenant at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (glSEb)

=========

1) Star Wars has been profitable. Maybe not as profitable as some people want, but it's definitely been profitable.
2)Marvel isn't losing any money yet. There's a lot of assuming that Marvel is dead, though there's been no evidence to support this yet. Wandavision had huge numbers, and Loki's premiere was the best premiere on Disney+. We'll see how Black Widow does, but Disney's going to be pulling a lot of cash in directly through the premiere access ($30 per household) instead of the box office, like how Mulan made $260 million in its first week that it didn't need to share with theaters.

I'm not rooting for Disney, but it's far stronger than some people want to admit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (LvTSG)

103 So is this movie the one where the Sand People kill Gaston's mother and he blames himself for being too late to rescue her?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (dfRN6)

104 Chicago's Mayor, "MLL" is a bit of a fucking freak.

Posted by: President Orange Man Bad (Rheees Be Upon Him) at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (jV+aN)

105 I have to go to the pharmacy to read that letter. Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (nI1Kq)

106 > That's a Milton Friedman quote.

Two votes for Friedman. Thanks, guys.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (XGAZE)

107 The Italian sportsball team may not be the best singers but they sang their national song with genuine, heart-felt love.

If only we had sportsball players who loved America like the Italians loved Italy (the country, not the government).

Posted by: Blor-Utar, from Zimtok-5 at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (xxG/v)

108 She's complaining that her staff have scheduled so many meetings and other events that she doesn't have time back in her office to do other work. It's a legitimate complaint, but one that she could easily handle by telling her scheduler to limit her public events to X hours per week, coordinate with staff sections so that meetings are limited and clustered together, and block out specific times where she is not to be disturbed.

This is basic leadership stuff.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (jOcSX)
+++++
Yeah, the complaint isn't unreasonable. The reaction is completely bonkers. She's the fucking boss. Tell them, "knock it off or I'll just not show up" and then follow through if needed. Are you the boss, or ain't ya?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (Jsjd7)

109 Oh, my. If that's what's going on, Groot lacks even the most basic administrative capability.
Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (YYlyE)

The Governor is her protege.

Posted by: Roy at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (Ti+Tv)

110 Woke = weak. Intellectually and morally. Lovers of lies who refuse to see truth.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (HaL55)

111 Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (jOcSX)

That makes sense.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 02:00 PM (k39e/)

112 That's surprising, given how Gaston as portrayed as super-masculine in the movies.

Maybe Gaston was "good" until some huwhite French nationalist corrupted him?
Posted by: Thrawn at June 16, 2021 01:49 PM (a+Mub)
***

I think it obvious they're going to make them gay.

Posted by: InCali at June 16, 2021 02:00 PM (ov5G+)

113
Groot so crazy. Wow

Posted by: artisanal ette at June 16, 2021 02:00 PM (9VFzC)

114 94 This pretty, smiling, busty brunette is glad that she's in a beautiful, waterside setting instead of in Chicago listening to Mayor Lightfoot channel The Shining:
https://is.gd/WI8h4s
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (Jsjd7)


Hmm, mosquito magnet. I'll volunteer to empty out the container when it is full.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at June 16, 2021 02:00 PM (kUmUV)

115 But more to the point, again, Lightfoot is the boss. You don't *plead* with your subordinates. You direct them. Politely and strongly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:00 PM (Jsjd7)

116 Dad never said to me, son you will have many more days like today.

I know what he would say but i would have to dig you out from a grave to say.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (rB4m/)

117 I want a Dean Wormer origin story where he grows up in poverty during the Depression, endures hell as a bomber crewman flying missions over Europe in WWII, returns to find his HS sweetheart with another man, and eventually ends up in a loveless marriage to a cheating scrunt but endures for the sake of his kids, only to be mocked by a bunch of ungrateful students who waste their potential.

I would watch that fifteen times in the theater. We need more "the good guys in this old movie were actually horrible" movies like that.

A story telling how Ferris Buehller was a selfish, destructive prick.

A story telling how the guys from M*A*S*H were killing patients with drunken incompetence and their version of Frank Burns was completely wrong and cruel.

That kind of thing. Give me those movies.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (KZzsI)

118
They appropriated Silence of the Lambs and made a garbage woke "sequel?"

Also, black Ann Boelyn didn't pan out so well.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (6Kunx)

119 So we were right all along in regards to the Chyna Flu.

Disney sucks balls.

California is dysfunctional.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (js0ry)

120 Biden just now to reporters: You're the brightest people in the country.
Trump didn't say that.

Posted by: SMOD at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (RHGPo)

121 Toobin saying people have moved on is an implicit admission he has a tiny dick.

If he was hung I'd think people would still be talking about it, right? They'd be moving on, alright. Up and down while making obscene monkey noises. I'm not hearing obscene monkey noises except from maybe LeMon, Cooper and the Tater.

Posted by: Robert at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (sPJ+i)

122 89 That Toobin shows no real shame, and is surrounded by people who excuse his behavior, shows you what types of people our supposed betters truly are.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (KbCG3)

I mean, it's beyond bizarre that we're acting like that's normal.

Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeting a dick pic when he meant to direct message it is WAY more understandable than Toobin masturbating while on a video conference call.

Or any conference call.

I mean, what the fuck? Who does that?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (UPoLF)

123 95 The live action Beauty and the Beast was probably the worst of the live action remakes so far.
Aw come on, they only leaned on the autotune so hard for Emma Watson they broke the poor machine.
Hollywood loves musicals and is constantly trying to shove them down our throats. Only rarely is one a hit, and its never because of the songs.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (KZzsI)

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I started a fire on another board where I compared the #1 movie to the #1 Broadway show in 2019 against each other in terms of attendance. Avengers Endgame sold about 90,000,000 tickets. Hamilton sold about 550,000 tickets.

"Hamilton has a huge cultural impact! There were constant sold out shows!"
"It reached about 0.06% of the same audience, dude."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (LvTSG)

124 This is basic leadership stuff.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (jOcSX)

Yeah, it isn't rocket science. If your secretary can't handle that, then find a new one.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (EpDzw)

125 > The Governor is her protege.

Pretty sure that the Governor craps bigger than Groot.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (XGAZE)

126 Someone should ask this idiot CNO if he's going to include any anti-semitic tracts from Alfred Rosenberg, or The Eternal Jew, in Navy reco'd reading and viewing lists. And if not, why not.

After explaining to him what they are, of course.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (OTzUX)

127 Also, black Ann Boelyn didn't pan out so well.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (6Kunx)



It would have surprised the shit out of Henry VIII.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (guGkK)

128 "Hamilton has a huge cultural impact! There were constant sold out shows!"
"It reached about 0.06% of the same audience, dude."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (LvTSG)
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You're assuming the audience is the same. It probably isn't.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (Jsjd7)

129 >>> I want a Dean Wormer origin story where he grows up in poverty during the Depression, endures hell as a bomber crewman flying missions over Europe in WWII, returns to find his HS sweetheart with another man, and eventually ends up in a loveless marriage to a cheating scrunt but endures for the sake of his kids, only to be mocked by a bunch of ungrateful students who waste their potential.

in college I took italian cinema and one of he movies we had to watch was "A Perfect Day," with SOfia Loren and Marcello Mastroantonio having a friendship during Mussolini's rule.

Dean Wormer played Loren's super-Mussolini-fan husband.

Posted by: ace at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (0G13K)

130 118
They appropriated Silence of the Lambs and made a garbage woke "sequel?"

Also, black Ann Boelyn didn't pan out so well.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (6Kunx)

========

Ridley Scott's Hannibal is an operatic masterpiece!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (LvTSG)

131 Groot ruined downtown Chicago, be lucky if a Dollar Store opens up in the most high end areas. Gun battles, robberies and a no pursuit law for cops makes it impossible to go there. Only reason she opened the city up is to get re-elected when the time comes. Going to be a long time before these lawless cities come back around. Watch www.jackass.com for stats on the unbelievable numbers.

Posted by: dartist at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (+ya+t)

132 Groot's a Crazy Bitch Edition

-----


Someone grab that bitch by the ears
Rub her down, scrub her back
Turn her inside out
'Cause I bet she, I bet she
I bet she
Oh, I bet she hasn't had a bath in years

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (LXxM7)

133 Wandavision had huge numbers

At first, then it tailed off pretty hard. Looking at the overall combined data is misleading.

Star Wars has been profitable. Maybe not as profitable as some people want, but it's definitely been profitable.

Their movies made less each iteration until Solo lost money. So not an overall loss, but definitely a disturbing trend if you are a business.

By comparison, they stopped making Narnia movies because each one made less money, but quit before they actually had a loss.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (KZzsI)

134 120 Biden just now to reporters: You're the brightest people in the country.
Trump didn't say that.
Posted by: SMOD at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (RHGPo)

Trump didn't need them to ignore blatantly obvious illegal activities from his family.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (Y5qcH)

135 "Hamilton has a huge cultural impact! There were constant sold out shows!"
"It reached about 0.06% of the same audience, dude."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (LvTSG)

Saw Hamilton on Disney+, think it's overrated as heck.

So happy I didn't shell out $500+ to see it live.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (khAeP)

136 >>> Oregon has a little thing in the state constitution that he legislature has to provide a budget each year and if they pull in more revenue than the predicted budget cost then the excess collected revenue comes back to the citizens in tax refunds the following year.

This is, shall we say, biting them in the posterior pretty hard lately.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:51 PM (KZzsI)


I'm surprised they don't just do what I was required to do when I worked at a state university when there were surpluses. Spend like a drunken sailor at the end of the year. The board was scared to death that underspending would cause a reduction in the following year's budgets. So every year you were required to overspend by some amount. So we bought computers and test instruments out da wazoo.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (/Hhiw)

137 Odd. The marijuana industry was never struggling or needed bailouts until the govt decided to legalize and regulate it.

Posted by: Ripley at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (MxEKc)

138 From: Shadout Mapes
To: Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Re: Office Time

Ms. Mayor,

Do you need more office time? Thanks for your help!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (PiwSw)

139
So is this movie the one where the Sand People kill Gaston's mother and he blames himself for being too late to rescue her?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher


No, it's the one where the two gheys attempt to create a butt baby, but one of them had been infected by a face eater so when the other suspects the truth, he performs a cloacaectomy on himself and then the Engineer's head 'splodes and any semblance to a coherent story goes right out the window.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (pNxlR)

140

remember those awful ICE-CAPADES?

It was like a nightmare where all the Disney characters are huge and grotesque and skating around with one scary expression fixed on their weird faces.

Yeah, Icecapades was better than all this new Disney shit.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (6Kunx)

141 I started a fire on another board where I compared the #1 movie to the #1 Broadway show in 2019 against each other in terms of attendance. Avengers Endgame sold about 90,000,000 tickets. Hamilton sold about 550,000 tickets.

"Hamilton has a huge cultural impact! There were constant sold out shows!"
"It reached about 0.06% of the same audience, dude."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:02 PM (LvTSG)

It's the establishment cultural bubble. Like when they tried to say "Girls" was some massive cultural hit. Even GoT isn't that big, though bigger than Hamilton. Most entertainment today is a niche of a niche.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (EpDzw)

142 117 I want a Dean Wormer origin story where he grows up in poverty during the Depression, endures hell as a bomber crewman flying missions over Europe in WWII, returns to find his HS sweetheart with another man, and eventually ends up in a loveless marriage to a cheating scrunt but endures for the sake of his kids, only to be mocked by a bunch of ungrateful students who waste their potential.

I would watch that fifteen times in the theater. We need more "the good guys in this old movie were actually horrible" movies like that.

A story telling how Ferris Buehller was a selfish, destructive prick.

A story telling how the guys from M*A*S*H were killing patients with drunken incompetence and their version of Frank Burns was completely wrong and cruel.

That kind of thing. Give me those movies.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (KZzsI)

I once wrote a short story about what happened to all those kids after they visited Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. There's a move in there.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (KbCG3)

143 I would watch that fifteen times in the theater. We need more "the good guys in this old movie were actually horrible" movies like that.

As far as I'm concerned, Scarlett O'Hara never got the comeuppance she deserved. A nasty, selfish, vindictive bitch who ruined men.

Rhett shouldn't have fucked her into a smiling coma - he should have beaten her into a coma.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (2JVJo)

144 >"How the fk can California fk up a cash crop like Marijuana?"


Government can fuck anythingup

Posted by: DB- just DB at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (iTXRQ)

145 This pretty, smiling, busty brunette is glad that she's in a beautiful, waterside setting instead of in Chicago listening to Mayor Lightfoot channel The Shining:
https://is.gd/WI8h4s
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (Jsjd7)

GodDAMN!!!!

*Shoves Joe into the water, holding him under until he stops moving*

*Walks smoothly over to the girl*

Posted by: Robert at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (sPJ+i)

146 I've worked for execs not quite as bad as Groot.

Wanted office time blocked off then turned around and bitched because they weren't getting meetings with people as soon as they wanted.

You can't win with those types.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (5HqvT)

147 "Hamilton has a huge cultural impact! There were constant sold out shows!"
"It reached about 0.06% of the same audience, dude."


Yeah a smash Broadway hit is.... not a very big hit. You have to adjust expectations.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (KZzsI)

148 @102

I know we've gone over this before, Star Wars has not turned a profit for Disney, it may in the future but it hasn't so far.

Remember you have to account for the 4 plus billion dollar upfront hit for the purchase, and making films isn't free, they cost money to make, and the money they have been making on the IP has been going down precipitously.

So to make a profit they first have to climb out of a 4 billion dollar whole.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (QlVtI)

149 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (Jsjd7)

She is pretty, but that was probably taken on vacation. Who knows? She may be working even now as one of Mayor Lightfoot's administrative assistants.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (k39e/)

150 ... Their movies made less each iteration until Solo lost money. So not an overall loss, but definitely a disturbing trend if you are a business. ...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (KZzsI)
++++
I think that's called "burning through your accumulated good will."

See Also: Putting a turd in your own punchbowl
See Also Also: Pissing in your own pool

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (Jsjd7)

151 Isn't it great? Lightfoot has finally mastered copy-and-paste.

Posted by: creeper at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (XxJt1)

152 A story where Holden Caulfield gets punched in the face, repeatedly, by his classmates, teachers, and parents, then drafted into the Army where he gets killed in a ChiCom "human wave" attack in Korea.

I would watch the hell out of that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (XGAZE)

153 What an insane crazy bitch. What an insane crazy bitch. What an insane crazy bitch.

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (E/gBi)

154 133 Their movies made less each iteration until Solo lost money. So not an overall loss, but definitely a disturbing trend if you are a business.

By comparison, they stopped making Narnia movies because each one made less money, but quit before they actually had a loss.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (KZzsI)

=======

Solo came out before Rise of Skywalker which made more than twice what Solo made. Solo's problems were pretty much unique to Solo.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (LvTSG)

155 115 But more to the point, again, Lightfoot is the boss. You don't *plead* with your subordinates. You direct them. Politely and strongly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:00 PM (Jsjd7)


Wow, I never thought of this. You mean I don't have to do the humiliating things Jill makes me do before she will give me pudding in the afternoon? I can simply tell my secretary to bring me pudding?

Posted by: Joe at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (AMIL/)

156 When i was on active duty, I encouraged my soldiers to to read Marx and Mao. The idea was to know something about your enemy. I suspect the good admiral is more into indoctrination and that diversity inclusion stuff.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (axyOa)

157 I can't even tell what From is whining about. It looks like his tweet is claiming that Antifa is in the right for peacefully protesting Democratic election fraud. But I'm pretty sure that's not what he means.
Er... that is, he's probably not complaining about Democratic election fraud, since he refuses to admit that such a thing could happen. I'm quite sure he lies about the nature of Antifa protests, though.

Posted by: junior at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (dzEf3)

158 That kind of thing. Give me those movies.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:01 PM (KZzsI)

"Titanic? Sounds lovely! Shall we go, honey?"

"Cruises are gay. Get me a beer. "

- FIN -

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (6FeV1)

159 I once wrote a short story about what happened to all those kids after they visited Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. There's a move in there.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (KbCG3)


Veruca Salt went on to start a band....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (PiwSw)

160
I want a Dean Wormer origin story where he grows up in poverty during the Depression, endures hell as a bomber crewman flying missions over Europe in WWII, returns to find his HS sweetheart with another man, and eventually ends up in a loveless marriage to a cheating scrunt but endures for the sake of his kids, only to be mocked by a bunch of ungrateful students who waste their potential.


Oh, yes1 This!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (pNxlR)

161 Which movies do serial killers like? Just an innocent question.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (rB4m/)

162 Old and busted: Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders

New and shiny: Bullshitter of the world
I need office time everyday!
I need office time everyday!
I need office time everyday!
I need office time everyday!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (d9FiS)

163 I'm not rooting for Disney, but it's far stronger than some people want to admit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 01:59 PM (LvTSG)

Plus that's all Hollywood accounting.

I suspect pretty much every movie makes money in the real world. I think movie making is probably MUCH more profitable then anyone realizes.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (UPoLF)

164 >>>Star Wars has been profitable. Maybe not as profitable as some people want, but it's definitely been profitable.


It's still in the red. The cost of acquisition was $4.05 BILLION, and each film cost something like $600+ million to make and market. Solo was so nice they made it twice.

in addition, people always forget that box office is reduced by the cut given to the actual theatrical distributors, and foreign theatrical cuts are about 50% of box office, and China takes about 60%.

So no, the Star Wars acquisition is not profitable yet. It probably won't be.

Posted by: ace at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (0G13K)

165 It's a profession where Trevor Noah serves as kind of a baseline, so yeah, Kevin Hart is funny.

Hilariously funny.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 16, 2021 01:55 PM (guGkK)

Honestly I can't think of anybody who is less funny than Trevor Noah.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (2DOZq)

166 "You're the brightest people in the country."

16, 2021 02:01 PM (RHGPo)

They're not even trying to make their lies believable anymore.

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (E/gBi)

167 Office time is looking at pron, isn't it?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (Y5qcH)

168 135 Saw Hamilton on Disney+, think it's overrated as heck.

So happy I didn't shell out $500+ to see it live.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (khAeP)

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It's a hagiographic Wikipedia article of Alexander Hamilton's life. There's no real story playing out, just clips from the man's life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (LvTSG)

169

We watched the first season of Mr. Mercedes and we won't continue with the 2nd. Sick show. Well, Stephen King novel, but I wonder how much of it was in the book that I'm witnessing. Mother/son relationship=sick.

The next season starts with some crap about using some illegal chy na bio research...

Will not watch.

Posted by: artisanal ette at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (9VFzC)

170 Saw Hamilton on Disney+, think it's overrated as heck.

Hamilton
is 1776[/i[].

Without the tunes.
Without the script.
Without the drama.

But with the racism.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (2JVJo)

171 141 It's the establishment cultural bubble. Like when they tried to say "Girls" was some massive cultural hit. Even GoT isn't that big, though bigger than Hamilton. Most entertainment today is a niche of a niche.
Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (EpDzw)

=========

"It's not niche. Entertainment Weekly told me so!"

I mean...pretty much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (LvTSG)

172 See Also: Putting a turd in your own punchbowl
See Also Also: Pissing in your own pool
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (Jsjd7)

*********

Don't forget sharting in your shorts!

Posted by: Joe Biden, Former Vice President at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (xxG/v)

173
It's even funnier because she wrote

"Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice"

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (6Kunx)

174 You know where the brightest people in the country are? Right here at AoS!

(cue clapter)

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (E/gBi)

175 Saw Hamilton on Disney+, think it's overrated as heck.

So happy I didn't shell out $500+ to see it live.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (khAeP)

I saw a couple of the generously described songs. Dreck.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (EpDzw)

176 I'm surprised they don't just do what I was required to do when I worked at a state university when there were surpluses. Spend like a drunken sailor at the end of the year.

The individual departments all do that, because if they don't spend their budget, they get cut.

But this is based on the yearly budget estimates by the legislature, it can't be overspent to be adjusted.

Even GoT isn't that big, though bigger than Hamilton. Most entertainment today is a niche of a niche.

Game of Thrones' cultural impact and buzz was enormously bigger than its actual viewership. A show that did those numbers would have been canceled for lack of interest in the 70s.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (KZzsI)

177 160
I want a Dean Wormer origin story where he grows up in poverty during the Depression, endures hell as a bomber crewman flying missions over Europe in WWII, returns to find his HS sweetheart with another man, and eventually ends up in a loveless marriage to a cheating scrunt but endures for the sake of his kids, only to be mocked by a bunch of ungrateful students who waste their potential.

Oh, yes1 This!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (pNxlR)

Call it Double Secret Redemption!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (Y5qcH)

178 Are we going to have a prequel showing how Hans Gruber was really a failed portrait painter?

Wait. Wasn't there somebody in history like that . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (/XOcP)

179 She is pretty, but that was probably taken on vacation. Who knows? She may be working even now as one of Mayor Lightfoot's administrative assistants.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (k39e/)
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Man. Fen just turned into Buzz Killington.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (Jsjd7)

180 "How the fk can California fk up a cash crop like Marijuana?"



Feds went broke running a whorehouse.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (hpmES)

181 83 I hear bulimia works quite well.
Posted by: Robert at June 16, 2021 01:57 PM (z3UwN)


*very* intermittent eating got me to where I am today.

Posted by: K. Carpenter at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (U1eOr)

182 So when's the live action origin story for the hunter that shot Bambi's mom?

Posted by: Cave Johnson at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (Obsrs)

183 148 So to make a profit they first have to climb out of a 4 billion dollar whole.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (QlVtI)

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Which they did a few years ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

184 Hamilton may be one of the most patriotic, pro-founding fathers bit of pop cultural pieces of entertainment to ever come out of the entertainment industry.

It literally treats Washington like a G-d like figure.

I was shocked it was actually allowed to be produced

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (QlVtI)

185 >-<

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (QWnDS)

186 My money would be on Hans Gruber being a failed cosmetology student rather than a failed artist.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (XGAZE)

187 Groot deVille also now want "Juneteenth" as an official holiday.

Posted by: Flyover at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (Rbu5d)

188 49 Kevin Hart is the highest earning stand-up comic in the world?

Tells you the state of comedy right now. He's not really that funny.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 01:52 PM (KZzsI)

Just look at the competition. Amy Schumer? Ali Wong? Painfully unfunny. So even someone who's a little bit funny will be a standout.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (II3Gr)

189 108 She's complaining that her staff have scheduled so many meetings and other events that she doesn't have time back in her office to do other work. It's a legitimate complaint, but one that she could easily handle by telling her scheduler to limit her public events to X hours per week, coordinate with staff sections so that meetings are limited and clustered together, and block out specific times where she is not to be disturbed.

This is basic leadership stuff.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:54 PM (jOcSX)


Or she's telling her handlers to schedule all these things (good for the image, doncha know?) and then complaining when they do.

Posted by: creeper at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (XxJt1)

190 Gilday responded, "Here's what I know, Congressman. There's racism in the United States Navy."

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Why do none of our squish representatives every demand specific examples to these obviously false broad generalization assertions?

Come on, man -- we've got all day here ... but no, they just accept the false premise and move on.

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (79z6W)

191 Oh, FFS.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (2JVJo)

192 Every time Toobin is on, XiNN should display a parental warning.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (ouJlr)

193 87

I want a Dean Wormer origin story where he grows up in poverty during the Depression, endures hell as a bomber crewman flying missions over Europe in WWII, returns to find his HS sweetheart with another man, and eventually ends up in a loveless marriage to a cheating scrunt but endures for the sake of his kids, only to be mocked by a bunch of ungrateful students who waste their potential.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 01:58 PM (jOcSX)


Shut up and take my money ! ! !

Posted by: a.moron at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (I5FZ1)

194 Wow, I never thought of this. You mean I don't have to do the humiliating things Jill makes me do before she will give me pudding in the afternoon? I can simply tell my secretary to bring me pudding?
Posted by: Joe at June 16, 2021 02:05 PM (AMIL/)
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I will neither confirm nor deny because I have no interest in speaking to you and don't want to run any risk of providing you good advice.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (Jsjd7)

195
I'm predicting it right now: They will remake "Die Hard."

It will be something like McClane's daughter is the tough-as-nails cop, now, who saves the day.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (6Kunx)

196 Gates of Fire is on the Marines reading list. That's how I became aware of it. The List, not being a Marine.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (2DOZq)

197 Why is anybody watching

Posted by: Y5 at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (YfA3G)

198 So no, the Star Wars acquisition is not profitable yet. It probably won't be.

Posted by: ace at June 16, 2021 02:06 PM (0G13K)


Isn't there also a theme park or two that they built around the Star Wars IP? I imagine those were pretty pricey as well.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at June 16, 2021 02:10 PM (kUmUV)

199 This Admiral Gilday guy is not my idea of a Naval Admiral. He's a pussy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 16, 2021 02:10 PM (ouJlr)

200 My money would be on Hans Gruber being a failed cosmetology student rather than a failed artist.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021


***

Or maybe he always dreamed of being a renowned tailor. But his brother mocked him for his dreams, and . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:10 PM (/XOcP)

201 The CNO literally mouthed "Diversity is our strength" after being asked about this. The scariest possibility is he actually believes that.

Posted by: Match Checksout at June 16, 2021 02:10 PM (dYe5S)

202 So when's the live action origin story for the hunter that shot Bambi's mom?

Posted by: Cave Johnson at June 16, 2021 02:08 PM (Obsrs)

Everything after the Russian roulette scene is pretty much blah.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2021 02:10 PM (6FeV1)

203 Why is anybody watching tv?

Posted by: Y5 at June 16, 2021 02:10 PM (YfA3G)

204 197 Why is anybody watching
Posted by: Y5 at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (YfA3G)


I know why I'm watching!

Posted by: Shep Smith at June 16, 2021 02:10 PM (U1eOr)

205 > It will be something like McClane's daughter is the tough-as-nails cop, now, who saves the day.

His transgendered son, who now identifies as his daughter.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (XGAZE)

206
Lethal Weapon will be rebooted, too.

That's all these hollywood shits can do -- appropriate old classic titles and use them to push their agenda.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (6Kunx)

207 And now, I'd like to play for y'all my newest song "If You Won't Love Me, I'll Do It Myself."

Posted by: Newest Country Singing Sensation Jeffrey Toobin at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (PiwSw)

208 Keep in mind -- you hear these stories in Hollywood all of the time. Actors negotiate to get a cut of the profit on the movie, then the movie, despite by every imaginable metric that shows it being hugely successful, "never turns a profit."

I think LucasFilms was still claiming that Return of the Jedi never made any profit as of a few years ago, as some of the actors in it had negotiated that kind of deal.

Of course, the real winner with Star Wars was Alec Guinness, who somehow negotiated a cut of the total revenue, and became ludicrously wealthy from A New Hope.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (UPoLF)

209 My psychopath ex is a lawyer who couldn't keep a secretary or paralegal assigned to her for more than six months. She once lost a secretary, who quit, walking out in tears, just TWO days into her hire. She ran for city council, won but left after only one term then ran for various federal house seats losing miserably and then ran for mayor and lost a close race to democrat in a conservative Republican city. She vows to keep running till she wins using daddy's unending money. She is the poster nut for the worst of our government scum - serious personality disorders, do not work well with others and narcissistic. What sane man or woman would want to enter politics and join that freakshow cabal ? Doomed we are.

Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (Lozsj)

210 Way too long winded post again. Just trying to help with profits.
Posted by: Radon
++++
Dammit. I paid a bunch of money to have this fucker mitigated in my new house, yet here he is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (Jsjd7)

211 I have a question for Adm. Gadley.

If the Navy is racist, does that make you the beneficiary of that racism?

You weren't just hired in as the diversity officer. You've been in the Navy a long time to get where you are. A long time in the RASCIST Navy.

So why did you stay in the Navy up to this point, if it is such a hotbed of rascism? And why should you keep your position instead of giving it to some random black petty officer?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (5p7BC)

212 'm predicting it right now: They will remake "Die Hard."



It will be something like McClane's daughter is the tough-as-nails cop, now, who saves the day.





Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:09 PM (6Kunx)

=================
No way. It'll be McClane's transitioning (though still lesbian) daughter.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (ouJlr)

213 Game of Thrones' cultural impact and buzz was enormously bigger than its actual viewership. A show that did those numbers would have been canceled for lack of interest in the 70s.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:07 PM (KZzsI)

ST:TNG was pulling in better viewing numbers than the GoT series finale. That's a syndicated, late 80's - early 90's scifi show. It had Little House on the Prairie 1980 numbers. That's the number 10 show for the year.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at June 16, 2021 02:12 PM (EpDzw)

214
I want a "Die Hard II" remake where the plane with the Latin American dictator on board is intercepted by the Israelis a la "Executive Action" and they insert a crack team of commandos into it that wipes out the bad guys on board so when they land the bad guys on the ground get the surprise! surprise! surprise! of their lives.

Oh, and I want Steven Segal NOT to survive the insertion of the commando team onto that aircraft, just like the original.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 02:12 PM (pNxlR)

215 > Hamilton may be one of the most patriotic, pro-founding fathers bit of pop cultural pieces of entertainment to ever come out of the entertainment industry.


Really? I've actively avoided anything to do with it, just assuming that history had been rewritten to conform to "woke" ideas.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 02:12 PM (XGAZE)

216 Los Angeles will be the biggest beneficiary of the money
.......

Great, a bunch of stoned homeless people.

Posted by: wth at June 16, 2021 02:12 PM (v0R5T)

217
Before this month is through, the Pentagon Shits and Fake News will present to us a Tranny "soldier."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (6Kunx)

218 @183

No way did they climb out of that hole.

The Force Awakens cost over 300 million to make, add in print and advertising the costs are nearly 600 million, that put them roughly 5 billion in the hole, it "made" 2 billion, that was cut up in all sorts of ways, then they made crappier films that made less money.


They may turn a profit on their Star Wars IP but it's not going to be anytime soon.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (QlVtI)

219 California offers $100 million to rescue its struggling legal marijuana industry

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"We've got the munchies ... and the only cure is MOAR gubmint cheese weed!

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (6XzxG)

220 Rhett shouldn't have fucked her into a smiling coma - he should have beaten her into a coma.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM


Now, about this scene ...

Posted by: Hays Office at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (aViol)

221 Chi-town shootin' stats site = heyjackass.com (slight correction).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (OTzUX)

222 Disney movies look ghey as Hell because they are pushing Ghey,Trannies, and every other sex matches.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (Cxk7w)

223 Solo came out before Rise of Skywalker which made more than twice what Solo made

Solo lost money, but the trend is still valid: 4 movies in a row each making less, ending with a loss, then one that made 520 million, less than the previous episode despite huge buzz at being the final in the series and the wrap up for fans (and even less than Episode VII). Downward trend either way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

224 No way. It'll be McClane's transitioning (though still lesbian) daughter.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (ouJlr)

DIE HARD (BECAUSE IT'S PLASTIC AND STILL STRAPPED ON)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2021 02:14 PM (6FeV1)

225 Eff you, Admiral Gadfly.

Posted by: creeper at June 16, 2021 02:14 PM (XxJt1)

226 8 ...
Banks should have demanded proof of that idiot's claim about "racism in the US Navy today". Examples. Names, places, dates. Evidence. Proof.
...
Posted by: rhomboid at June 16, 2021 01:47 PM (OTzUX)

"Theonly racist I see today is you, Admiral."

Posted by: Flyover at June 16, 2021 02:14 PM (Rbu5d)

227 Every one is so eager to shake Jeffrey's hand.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2021 02:14 PM (QWnDS)

228 @216

There are some allusions to slavery and the conditions of blacks but the production is 100 pct Pro-American and Pro-Founding Fathers.

Watch it, you will be stunned.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (QlVtI)

229 A prequel to the Dirty Harry series, where we see the forces that molded him? He could have gone bad, and at one point was really tempted, but pulled himself back from the brink (of becoming a bank robber, say) and joined the cops?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (/XOcP)

230 216 > Hamilton may be one of the most patriotic, pro-founding fathers bit of pop cultural pieces of entertainment to ever come out of the entertainment industry.


Really? I've actively avoided anything to do with it, just assuming that history had been rewritten to conform to "woke" ideas.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 16, 2021 02:12 PM (XGAZE)

=========

Bender's not really wrong about its intent. It's about trying to package the Founding Fathers in a way that's appealing to modern hip audiences. There are lines here and there about "immigrants are the awesomest" because Hamilton and Lafayette weren't born in America, but that's really the extent of the wokeness in terms of the script.

I just found it plodding drama with nothing to hang onto because it's about capturing a man's entire life while never allowing a single stain on his character. It's dull.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (LvTSG)

231 And now, I'd like to play for y'all my newest song "If You Won't Love Me, I'll Do It Myself."
Posted by: Newest Country Singing Sensation Jeffrey Toobin at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (PiwSw)


That sounds like a legit country song by some woman singer.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (jOcSX)

232 Toobin's segment titles? "Jeffrey Does It Himself"? "This Issue Gets Me Hard!" Or, maybe, "Squeezing Something From Nothing"

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (ouJlr)

233 If you could get half of the American populace to each give you $1 a month you would make 2 billion a year. It's not quality it quantity. That's how Hollywood makes money.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (2DOZq)

234 Bond and Moneypenny.
She gets out of bed and gets dressed. Bond makes a "call me" motion.
She never does.
Bond switched to beer.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021 02:16 PM (axyOa)

235 I had never watched GoT.

Girl I've been dating now for a few months was a big fan of it and told that I really should watch it. So I did.

It was a little too 'gurl-power' for me.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2021 02:16 PM (5We2S)

236 If you run in to Toobin at the party, do you shake the hand that shook the toobin ?

Posted by: 2Dogs at June 16, 2021 02:16 PM (2cfUo)

237 No way. It'll be McClane's transitioning (though still lesbian) daughter.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (ouJlr)
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Sigh. Again with the misunderstandings on this topic. I'm starting to think that it's deliberate.

If McClane's son is a transmale who is in transition and is attracted to women, this would *not* make him a lesbian. It makes him a transgendered heterosexual. Prior to his transition, he was a cisgendered homosexual.

This is not that hard and the disinformation being sown here has long since transitioned (get it?) from annoying to distressing. There is no way to improve the mental health of transpeople if you continue to otherize them through this kind of snarky ignorance. The suicide rates of transpeople are already dangerously high, and this kind of rhetoric is literally violence against them by continuing their social pathologization.

Read a book, learn your terms, and be respectful. Be better. It isn't that hard.

Posted by: Your Kid's Gender Studies Professor at June 16, 2021 02:16 PM (Jsjd7)

238 Dave in Fla, excellent, and exactly the same formula should be thrown at every single idiotic race-baiting cretin now defiling what's left of US institutions in "leadership" positions.

So - demand examples, specifics - now, don't send me a memo next week, you just made an outlandish, slanderous, implausible claim, so fucking corroborate it.

Then - "why did you not speak out in your career about this 'racism' problem in the Navy? How can Navy personnel or the country have any confidence in someone who worked and rose in a racist system for decades, saying and doing NOTHING!???"

Posted by: rhomboid at June 16, 2021 02:16 PM (OTzUX)

239 Of course, the real winner with Star Wars was Alec Guinness, who somehow negotiated a cut of the total revenue, and became ludicrously wealthy from A New Hope.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (UPoLF)

The one thing that bugs me about Guinness is that he absolutely hated being pestered by SW fans. I get it, but if he was willing to take the bennies of being a superstar, he should have taken the burdens with a better grace, too.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (dfRN6)

240 Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (QlVtI)

I don't know if I buy the numbers.

Here's how that game works: a major studio owns hundreds of c-corps who are in charge of various things. So one will own the IP. One will buy advertising. One will be make up. One will be catering. Etc. etc. then they grossly overcharge each other on paper to massively inflate the cost of making the movie, and then they disperse the income as it comes in to massive undersell the amount of income.

I'm sure there's some tax avoidance involved, but it's mostly to screw over the "talent" (actors / directors / producers / writers / whatever) in their contracts with the studio.

They're not really doing anything super illegal (although I'm sure they flirt with the line of illegal all the time), but there's a reason why the term "hollywood accounting" exists.

Incidentally, record labels have long been accused of doing the same thing to screw over musicians.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (UPoLF)

241 When I listened to the Hamilton sound track I had to have sub-titles.
Same with "The Wire".

Posted by: xavier cugat at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (aAP3z)

242 Oh, and I want Steven Segal NOT to survive the insertion of the commando team onto that aircraft, just like the original.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 02:12 PM (pNxlR)

Steven Seagal survived the stealth planes' dissolution. How do I know?

No body = not dead.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (a+Mub)

243 No way did they climb out of that hole.

The Force Awakens cost over 300 million to make, add in print and advertising the costs are nearly 600 million, that put them roughly 5 billion in the hole, it "made" 2 billion, that was cut up in all sorts of ways, then they made crappier films that made less money.

They may turn a profit on their Star Wars IP but it's not going to be anytime soon.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:13 PM (QlVtI)

I did some back of the napkin figuring and at best by the end of RoS, Disney had broken even at best. That's not considering the lost revenue of doing something else with the money. SW is a boys adventure film. Disney hasn't shown the ability to do one of those in a long time.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (EpDzw)

244 Admiral Gadley notified me
He had to have a berth or he couldn't get to sea
I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie
Butter pie?
The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (d9FiS)

245 I'm not watching any story about the Founding Fathers that's told in rap. Never ever ever.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (2DOZq)

246 131 Groot ruined downtown Chicago, be lucky if a Dollar Store opens up in the most high end areas. Gun battles, robberies and a no pursuit law for cops makes it impossible to go there. Only reason she opened the city up is to get re-elected when the time comes. Going to be a long time before these lawless cities come back around. Watch www.jackass.com for stats on the unbelievable numbers.

Posted by: dartist at June 16, 2021 02:03 PM (+ya+t)


When (if?) attempts are made to re-establish basic law and order in the Big Blue Cities, it will be characterized by Our Betters as a cruel, inhumane escalation of the endless War on People Of Color by White Supremacists. Our Betters will say (from their fortified urban condo buildings and suburban neighborhoods) that PoC can and should resist arrest in this war, and are justified in making war on the police in return. Things are going to get worse before they get better.

Posted by: Joe at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (AMIL/)

247 233 If you could get half of the American populace to each give you $1 a month you would make 2 billion a year. It's not quality it quantity. That's how Hollywood makes money.
Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (2DOZq)

This is about that chain letter, isn't it?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (UuD2k)

248 CNN's Jeff Zeleny mentions that Biden's aides yell at Biden to stop answering questions and says this ain't normal.

https://bit.ly/3q0UG0R

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (YYlyE)

249 Next Naval appropriations hearing I think the GOP should propose to zero out the ship building budget since it's not really clear to me how any additional aircraft carriers or destroyers will increase diversity, which is our strength (per CNO).

Let's just make do with hiring a couple of gay Mexican or Nigerian admirals and call it a day.

Posted by: Match Checksout at June 16, 2021 02:18 PM (dYe5S)

250 "How the fk can California fk up a cash crop like Marijuana?"

They could ask us for a bailout.

Posted by: The Cartels at June 16, 2021 02:18 PM (v0R5T)

251 Hmm...I use a calendar app that syncs with my outlook- my direct reports have to coordinate their calendars with mine, not vice versa, and I block off time I need for admin tasks- so it's not available for them to take. They don't have the option to run me, that's getting the relationship backwards.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at June 16, 2021 02:18 PM (o5N6D)

252 "...The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination" Ibram Kendi

Don't mind me, just cherry picking quotes.

Posted by: HV Mom at June 16, 2021 02:19 PM (15xXp)

253 Every one is so eager to shake Jeffrey's hand.

Not that I would, but I'd wear a pair of those blue nitrile exam gloves. I wouldn't want his hand babies.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at June 16, 2021 02:19 PM (HaL55)

254 239 The one thing that bugs me about Guinness is that he absolutely hated being pestered by SW fans. I get it, but if he was willing to take the bennies of being a superstar, he should have taken the burdens with a better grace, too.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (dfRN6)

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What annoyed him was that Star Wars seemed to have taken over these people's lives. He tells a story about how a mother approaches him with her son in tow, proudly announcing that the kid had seen Star Wars a dozen times and asking for an autograph. Guinness told the kid he could have the autograph if he promised to never see Star Wars again.

He was obviously happy with the month, but he was very much an actor with along, storied history behind him. He had dozens of great roles that he was proud of, but no one wanted to talk about his part in The Ladykillers anymore. It was just Star Wars all the time.

He had a point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:19 PM (LvTSG)

255
No body = not dead.
Posted by: Thrawn


You young 'uns are so cute when you believe! Cutting room floor, baby, he died and the footage of that died on the cutting room floor.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 02:19 PM (pNxlR)

256 Dr Sten Eckberg has a lot of good information re: intermittent fasting on YT.

Here's one: https://youtu.be/R3L0a3mxfpM

Posted by: Flyover at June 16, 2021 02:19 PM (Rbu5d)

257 Last year, the Chicago Tribune reported that Chicago mayor and Noted Fat Groot Lori Lightfoot was having trouble filling positions and keeping positions filled because of her extremely bitchy, entitled behavior and angry outbursts.

Wait. The *Chicago Tribune* *reported* something less than 100% favorable to the Combine? Stop the Presses!

Posted by: Chuck C at June 16, 2021 02:20 PM (aViol)

258 I know! We need a prequel/backstory about Capt. Queeg of The Caine Mutiny!

Wait! Better still, a growing-up story about Cody Jarrett of White Heat, and how and why he and his mother became hardened criminals! It's gold, baby, gold!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:20 PM (/XOcP)

259 Remake of the original Superman:

Superman discovers Lex Luther's plan to blow up the San Andreas fault. He flies out to take a look at modern day California and then flies back to Luther's lair.

"Ok, go ahead."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2021 02:20 PM (kTF2Z)

260 No way. It'll be McClane's transitioning (though still lesbian) daughter.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at June 16, 2021 02:11 PM (ouJlr)

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I can see the elevator scene now:

"Now I have a machined dick
Front-Ho-Front-Ho-Front-Ho"

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:20 PM (xuiDm)

261 If you could get half of the American populace to each give you $1 a month you would make 2 billion a year.

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But will the cheap bastards do it? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:20 PM (d9FiS)

262 The Vegetable Joe exchange with the CNN reporterette thing is a nothingburger. Just because - of course, and obviously - the exact same thing under Trump would have been made into a mind-blowing, history-changing, global emergency Super Incident doesn't make this nothingburger anything special.

I didn't watch any of it, but I assume no "reporter" bothered to ask the only question worth asking about RUSSIA!

"Mr President almost the only thing important to Russia are energy prices, and exports. Your policies will seriously harm real energy production, driving prices much higher - it's already happening - and you simply dropped US opposition to a huge Russian energy export project Trump had nearly killed. How are you and your policies not the best news Putin has had in many many years?"

Posted by: rhomboid at June 16, 2021 02:21 PM (OTzUX)

263 But will the cheap bastards do it? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:20 PM (d9Fi

That's what I said. What the damn problem !

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:21 PM (2DOZq)

264 The one thing that bugs me about Guinness is that he absolutely hated being pestered by SW fans. I get it, but if he was willing to take the bennies of being a superstar, he should have taken the burdens with a better grace, too.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 16, 2021 02:17 PM (dfRN6)

Yeah, all of the major actors in Star Wars were kind of huge dicks to fans about it, except Mark Hammill who decided to cash in on some of his fame decades later.

I agree, kind of shitty.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:21 PM (UPoLF)

265 More like a rear admiral, am I right, am I right?

Posted by: that guy who's never sure if he's right so he seeks out external validation at June 16, 2021 02:21 PM (/Hhiw)

266 Cringe Biscuit: Yeah but is she hot?

Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:21 PM (icI8A)

267 Cringe Biscuit: Yeah but is she hot?
Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:21 PM (icI8A)
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If she's that crazy, she'd better be...

Also, how did your interviews go?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:22 PM (Jsjd7)

268 ut no one wanted to talk about his part in The Ladykillers anymore. It was just Star Wars all the time.

He had a point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:19 PM (LvTSG)

I still cackle with malignant glee that Tom Hanks' attempt to remake that was such a fail.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 16, 2021 02:23 PM (dfRN6)

269 How about a prequel showing how M came up through the ranks of British Intelligence? Turns out he was pretty much a proto-Bond himself!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:23 PM (/XOcP)

270 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:22 PM (Jsjd7)

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Hey...are you a cop?

You have to tell me if you are.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:23 PM (LvTSG)

271 Hell, Epsiode IX of Star Wars had 100 million less in budget than Epixode VIII and it still made less money.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:23 PM (KZzsI)

272 And speaking of fail?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 16, 2021 02:24 PM (dfRN6)

273 Hey...are you a cop?

You have to tell me if you are.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:23 PM (LvTSG)
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I'm not a cop. I'm a private detective. I solve mysteries, usually involving violence. I have a pretty secretary who helps me. I am also immune to concussions. I also know how to fly a helicopter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:24 PM (Jsjd7)

274 Wolfus Aurelius

M was a Sir Peter Wimsey back in the day.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2021 02:24 PM (u82oZ)

275 251 Hmm...I use a calendar app that syncs with my outlook- my direct reports have to coordinate their calendars with mine, not vice versa, and I block off time I need for admin tasks- so it's not available for them to take. They don't have the option to run me, that's getting the relationship backwards.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at June 16, 2021 02:18 PM (o5N6D)

Pretty much the same. I'm not autocratic about it, anyone can put things in my calendar if they need to, but I do block out times for doing, you know, my actual work.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (UPoLF)

276 @262

The Meat Puppet was embarrassing and his fellow travelers in the assembled news media did not disappoint.

The US has truly become a traveling road show production of The Aristocrats.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (QlVtI)

277 259 Remake of the original Superman:

Superman discovers Lex Luther's plan to blow up the San Andreas fault. He flies out to take a look at modern day California and then flies back to Luther's lair.

"Ok, go ahead."
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2021 02:20 PM (kTF2Z)

Brilliant. That would definitely subvert some expectations, and this would be leagues better than what we're going to get from the upcoming race-swapped Superman.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (a+Mub)

278 258 I know! We need a prequel/backstory about Capt. Queeg of The Caine Mutiny!

a talented amateur oncologist whose brilliant cure for cancer was ruined because someone stole the key ingredient: strawberries.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (sGtp+)

279 It will be something like McClane's daughter is the tough-as-nails cop, now, who saves the day.

I'm still wating for the inevitable White Christmas remake where Phil Davis has an unrequited crush on Bob Wallace (which is why he doesn't want to marry Judy Haynes), General Waverly is an Iraq vet with PTSD because he massacred innocent civilians, Emma the housekeeper is a sassy black "oh, no you DIN'T!" hoodrat and his granddaughter deliberately brings her tatted dyke "girlfriend" to the Pine Tree Inn to force Grandfather to accept her lifestyle.

"Love Is Love" will replace "Count Your Blessings" at some point in the script.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (2JVJo)

280 I wonder if Lightfoot still believes every word out of Juicy Smollet's mouf is gospel.

Posted by: creeper at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (XxJt1)

281 I've got four companies in the mix now, should have a couple phone interviews tomorrow.

Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (icI8A)

282 Contrary to the rumors you little scamps like to spread, I will not be accepting the title role in The Beauty and The Beast.

Posted by: Michelle at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (DMUuz)

283 An origin story for Milton from Office Space would be a good movie.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (5We2S)

284 Biden repeats the lie that Jan 6 people killed a police officer.

Note too, in "differentiating" the US response to the event from Russia's oppression of people, Biden calls Jan 6 protesters "criminals".

Every damn oppressive regime in history called their enemies among their population, "criminals." Not exactly covering yourself in glory there, chief.

https://bit.ly/2U7tL7L

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (YYlyE)

285 Back story on Predator.
A lost space explorer who lands on an unlikely planet. Attempts to survive and communicate with the locals reveal a xenophobic hate by humans. He defends himself and ends up ruling planet earth. Swartzeneggar become his love slave.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (axyOa)

286
We talk about internment camps, but based on the words of the Marxist riff-raff in charge, I believe that literally is their goal.

I'm not sure that mere internment is the last step, either. All the racial demonization sounds like groundwork for genocide.

It's a strange feeling. I keep working and paying bills and mowing the lawn, as an extermination facility is constructed around me.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 16, 2021 02:26 PM (HvL2K)

287 I've got four companies in the mix now, should have a couple phone interviews tomorrow.
Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (icI8A)
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Good for you. Best of luck!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:26 PM (Jsjd7)

288 Dean Wormer played Loren's super-Mussolini-fan husband.

Posted by: ace at June 16, 2021


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John Vernon was one of the great voices in cinema. His actual voice, I mean, not that he was a writer or director or anything. (Or was he?)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:26 PM (/XOcP)

289 291 How about a prequel showing how M came up through the ranks of British Intelligence?
he???

Posted by: Judi Dench at June 16, 2021 02:26 PM (sGtp+)

290 We need a back story movie called Who Raised Liberty Valance.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:26 PM (2DOZq)

291
Back story on Predator.
A lost space explorer who lands on an unlikely planet. Attempts to survive and communicate with the locals reveal a xenophobic hate by humans. He defends himself and ends up ruling planet earth. Swartzeneggar become his love slave.
Posted by: Diogenes


It's not a boner!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 16, 2021 02:26 PM (pNxlR)

292 "Silk Stockings" was on last night

A dancing and singing remake of "Ninotchka"

The decision making process of Hollywood has always been suspect

Posted by: REDACTED at June 16, 2021 02:26 PM (8o8kf)

293 Yeah, all of the major actors in Star Wars were kind of huge dicks to fans about it, except Mark Hammill who decided to cash in on some of his fame decades later.

Like Shatner, who hated and mocked Star Trek fans for obsessing over a cheesy 3-season 60s sci fi show until he spent time with them and realized why they loved it and how they were being nice to him. Then he totally embraced it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (KZzsI)

294 Yeah, all of the major actors in Star Wars were kind of huge dicks to fans about it, except Mark Hammill who decided to cash in on some of his fame decades later.

IIRC, Carrie Fisher didn't date for a long time after the movie came out because she didn't want guys bragging that they'd laid Leia.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (2JVJo)

295 The U.S. Navy as it was known and respected since its founding was first damaged by Clinton. His expansive closures of bases and scrapping entire fleets while forcing out many of the best and brightest career officers was the beginning of a swift end. I left in '89 and even then, there was ZERO tolerance for gays who wanted to walk tall and proud, meaning coming on to shipmates. We had a black guy on our destroyer who nearly got his ass beat for making unwelcome advances and was swiftly processed out. Today, that same gay guy flirting would be celebrated and anyone complaining would be at captain's mast if not court martialed immediately. Every aspect of civilized society is now upside down. It's your responsibility to politely refuse the advance and not feel the slightest bit awkward showering and sleeping within inches of the guy who likes the look of your ass.

Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (Lozsj)

296 281 I've got four companies in the mix now, should have a couple phone interviews tomorrow.
Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (icI8A)

Nice, nice. Good luck!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (UPoLF)

297 We really need a feel good prequel about a plucky young Amon Gerte and his rise through the Hitler Youth.

Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (icI8A)

298 294 Yeah, all of the major actors in Star Wars were kind of huge dicks to fans about it, except Mark Hammill who decided to cash in on some of his fame decades later.

IIRC, Carrie Fisher didn't date for a long time after the movie came out because she didn't want guys bragging that they'd laid Leia.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (2JVJo)

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And then she discovered drugs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (LvTSG)

299 Maybe we should keel-haul your grandmother, Admiral.

You stinking race-baiting fraud.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (Ndje9)

300 Lightfoots email reads like a tantrum thrown by a child.

Posted by: doug whiddon at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (hP9mp)

301 Dean Wormer was in Outlaw Joise Wales .

He was immortalized before Animal House.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (2DOZq)

302 I need a detailed explanation for Dr. Strangelove's name and the origin of his gloves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (LvTSG)

303 Like Shatner, who hated and mocked Star Trek fans for obsessing over a cheesy 3-season 60s sci fi show until he spent time with them and realized why they loved it and how they were being nice to him. Then he totally embraced it
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (KZzsI)
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To the point of one of the weirdest movies ever made: "Free Enterprise." In that movie, it has William Shatner playing William Shatner playing himself in a Star Trek fandom context as he struggles to put on his one-man musical reinterpretation of "Julius Caesar."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (Jsjd7)

304 The Navy is a bunch of fags.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (/MaDp)

305 It's really unfair that we never got to hear the sharks side of the story in Jaws.

Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (icI8A)

306 Pollak: Joe Biden Got Nothing in Geneva Summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin

Posted by: SMOD at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (RHGPo)

307 In WA state, voters decided to get rid of the state run liquor stores. You can now buy booze at the grocery store. So who did the bureaucrats put in charge of the pot industry? The old liquor control board! And you thought they'd have to find another job.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (5HBd1)

308 283 An origin story for Milton from Office Space would be a good movie.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (5We2S)

Hmm...admit it, you liked most of the SNL sketch movies, didn't you?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (KbCG3)

309
IIRC, Carrie Fisher didn't date for a long time after the movie came out because she didn't want guys bragging that they'd laid Leia.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (2JVJo)

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And then she discovered drugs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021


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And large quantities of food.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (/XOcP)

310 John Vernon was one of the great voices in cinema. His actual voice, I mean, not that he was a writer or director or anything.

Cesare Danova, the guy who played the mobbed-up mayor telling Wormer to not mention extortion again or he'd break his legs had a great voice, too.

But the all time great voice in Hollywood was William Marshall. The guy just radiated presence and power.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

311 The Navy is a bunch of fags.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (/MaDp)


It's not gay if you're underway.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (Ez6QX)

312 MaryJ in Calizuela is just lettuce. Everyone is growing it. You dont make much money on lettuce. Certainly not enough to handle the number of producers that have rushed into the market.

The state by regulating it keeps the price artificially high, but creates its own problems.

I know this since I spent some time with growers. I am not pro mj by any stretch of the imagination. I see it as the state of Calizuela encouraging tobacco growers while knowing it causes cancer.

But they know it makes people compliant. Who cares if 10% go nuts and burn down the cities? Small price to pay, and they are not paying it anyway.

Our country is doomed.

Posted by: Loki, looking to water the Tree of Liberty at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (KqiMr)

313
Here's another piece of evidence the 2020 election was stolen:

If President Trump was really, truly in danger of losing the 2020 election, he would've faced at least one viable, competitive Republican primary challenger.

President Trump had a couple of "Republican" challengers for the '20 nomination, and NONE of them combined amounted to a pimple on anna navarro's big fat ass, in terms of votes.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:30 PM (6Kunx)

314 We really need a feel good prequel about a plucky young Amon Gerte and his rise through the Hitler Youth.
Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (icI8A)

A movie about Alfred Rosenberg would put a new spin on Hitler.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:30 PM (2DOZq)

315 Grampa, can we watch Rooskie Cuties?

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at June 16, 2021 02:30 PM (TKmok)

316 I will also remind you that when Hamilton, the musical was doing cast tryouts, it was POCs only, no whites allowed ever.
How is that even legal?

Posted by: xavier cugat at June 16, 2021 02:30 PM (aAP3z)

317 Q: Is there a reason your meeting with Putin didn't last longer?
Joe: Depends.

Posted by: wth at June 16, 2021 02:30 PM (v0R5T)

318 >>>she didn't want guys bragging that they'd laid Leia.

Lay Leia, lay. Lay across my big brass bed.

Posted by: 496 at June 16, 2021 02:30 PM (U1eOr)

319 @303

On the pluses and minuses, Shatner has probably been one of the most enjoyable characters that have ever been churned out by the entertainment industry.

George Burns is another.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (QlVtI)

320 It's really unfair that we never got to hear the sharks side of the story in Jaws.
Posted by: Broseidon at June 16, 2021


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Quint! chronicles the youth and wartime experiences of the legendary shark hunter, climaxing in the horrific scenes at sea after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (/XOcP)

321 "Mr President almost the only thing important to Russia are energy prices, and exports. Your policies will seriously harm real energy production, driving prices much higher - it's already happening - and you simply dropped US opposition to a huge Russian energy export project Trump had nearly killed. How are you and your policies not the best news Putin has had in many many years?"

Posted by: rhomboid at June 16, 2021 02:21 PM (OTzUX)

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Excellent question. BTW, on his show today Dennis Prager -- who studied the Soviet Union for two years while in graduate school at Columbia Indigenous Peoples University in the 70s -- said exactly what you were saying yesterday here vis-a-vis Putin playing from the old Soviet handbook and criticizing all of the "problems" of societies in America specifically and the West in general.

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (cT1GC)

322 316 I will also remind you that when Hamilton, the musical was doing cast tryouts, it was POCs only, no whites allowed ever.
How is that even legal?
Posted by: xavier cugat at June 16, 2021 02:30 PM (aAP3z)

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The entertainment industries are allowed this kind of practice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (LvTSG)

323 An origin story for Milton from Office Space would be a good movie.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (5We2S)

Hmm...admit it, you liked most of the SNL sketch movies, didn't you?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (KbCG3)

Heh, I really do.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (2DOZq)

324 A movie about Peck, the EPA agent who worked his way up through the ranks heroically saving New Yorkers from shoddy businessmen and con artists destroying their environment, only to run into the Ghostbusters

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (KZzsI)

325 229 A prequel to the Dirty Harry series, where we see the forces that molded him? He could have gone bad, and at one point was really tempted, but pulled himself back from the brink (of becoming a bank robber, say) and joined the cops?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:15 PM (/XOcP)


A prequel of sorts I expected to get was a couple of episodes of Breaking Bad in Season 2 or 3, showing how Walter White went from brilliant chemist working at Sandia Lab, to forming a money-making company with a lover and a good friend, to walking away with a chump-change buyout due to losing his lover to his good friend, and ending up as a high school chemistry teacher with lousy medical insurance.

But then I realized such a story makes no sense. Why would brilliant chemist Walter stay at a high school teaching job, and not apply for and get a high-paying job back at Sandia Lab in Albuquerque, or at chemical manufacturing companies in Albuquerque, Houston, or many other locations? Makes no sense.

Posted by: Gref at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (AMIL/)

326 Crap

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (cT1GC)

327 From "Free Enterprise," here's William Shatner rapping out lines from Julius Caesar:
https://youtu.be/BbR68B0extA

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (Jsjd7)

328 311 The Navy is a bunch of fags.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (/MaDp)


yo ho ho and a bottle in ur bum

Posted by: REDACTED at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (8o8kf)

329 Chi-town shootin' stats site = heyjackass.com (slight correction).
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Oops, thanks Rhomboid!

Posted by: dartist at June 16, 2021 02:32 PM (+ya+t)

330 > And then she discovered drugs.

Carrie Fisher was on so much cocaine during the filming of Star Wars, the crew was astonished she could even stand, much less act.

That little tart discovered drugs looooooooooong before then.

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:32 PM (YYlyE)

331 The Navy is a bunch of fags.
Posted by: Puddin Head at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM


But they're our fags.

Posted by: Uncle Sam's Misguided Children at June 16, 2021 02:33 PM (DMUuz)

332 The best comedy comes from the craziest person being the one in charge. That said, they rarely show how they came to be in charge.

For instance, show me the interview process that put Michael Scott in charge of an entire office.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 02:33 PM (KbCG3)

333 The cast of Hamilton also felt it necessary to give Mr and Ms Mike Pence a piece of their mind at intermission.

Posted by: xavier cugat at June 16, 2021 02:33 PM (aAP3z)

334 Uh, Mr President, Mr President, MR PRESIDENT!!!

You say that criminals killed a capital police officer in the actions of January 6 in Washington. Was that the officer that died the next day of a heart attack, or someone else?

Do you have a name?

If they were criminals, when will they be charged and tried? What is their crime?

What is your response to Mr Putin's associates that say you assassinated one of those you are calling criminals?

Posted by: Monsieur Gaga at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (4ZE6o)

335 quick note - the CA story is much worse. The $100M is to help producers get over the regulation hurdle. The way it works is thus - consulting companies (connected to the regulators) lobby for strict regulations, and then businesses that want to do anything in CA have to hire the companies to help them meet the regulatory requirements.

I have dealt with these scum, and I have known people who in many industries with same story. In my case it was just a small research lab and it was for hazardous material handling. Construction companies complain that they have to pay seismic regulation inspectors to sit in car outside jobsite in order to meet building codes. I imagine for big companies it is even worse.

But the grift here is that the regulations are getting so burdensome that they are taking taxpayer money to give to businesses to give to consultants to meet the regulations that the taxpayers pay for. They are tapping the barrel from both ends.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (nbWWG)

336 The entertainment industries are allowed this kind of practice.

To some extent, it makes sense. You're casting Mulan, you don't want Whitey McCracker to play the general. You're casting the wives of King Henry VIII you don't want a black woman to try out for Anne Bolyn. Wait...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (KZzsI)

337 I saw Carrie Fisher do her one man show "Wishful Drinking" a year or so before she died.

It was hysterical. I loved it.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (W2Pud)

338 A prequel of sorts I expected to get was a couple of episodes of Breaking Bad in Season 2 or 3, showing how Walter White went from brilliant chemist working at Sandia Lab, to forming a money-making company with a lover and a good friend, to walking away with a chump-change buyout due to losing his lover to his good friend, and ending up as a high school chemistry teacher with lousy medical insurance.

But then I realized such a story makes no sense. Why would brilliant chemist Walter stay at a high school teaching job, and not apply for and get a high-paying job back at Sandia Lab in Albuquerque, or at chemical manufacturing companies in Albuquerque, Houston, or many other locations? Makes no sense.
Posted by: Gref at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (AMIL/)

Not cool, Gref.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (KbCG3)

339 In WA state, voters decided to get rid of the state run liquor stores. You can now buy booze at the grocery store. So who did the bureaucrats put in charge of the pot industry? The old liquor control board! And you thought they'd have to find another job.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (5HBd1)

And in order to get back at the voters, the politicians levied not one but two taxes on liquor sales making it more expensive than before.
Gawd i hate Olympia.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (axyOa)

340 John Vernon was one of the great voices in cinema. His actual voice, I mean, not that he was a writer or director or anything.

Cesare Danova, the guy who played the mobbed-up mayor telling Wormer to not mention extortion again or he'd break his legs had a great voice, too.
But the all time great voice in Hollywood was William Marshall. The guy just radiated presence and power.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021


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Marshall was a Shakespearean actor like Shatner, I think. Surely he played Othello at some point. A shame that people remember him mostly for Blacula. Percy Rodriguez was no slouch either -- you know him as the commodore on the ST:TOS episode "Court Martial," but he also voiced movie trailers for a while in the '70s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (/XOcP)

341 I once wrote a short story about what happened to all those kids after they visited Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. There's a move in there.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at June 16, 2021 02:04 PM (KbCG3)

Yeah. It's called Snowpiercer. Seriously people have created the theory that Snowpiercer is a sequel to Willy Wonka. Just type Willy Wonka Snowpiercer in the YouTube search.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (vMCab)

342 Biden just now to reporters: You're the brightest people in the country.
Trump didn't say that.
Posted by: SMOD


You're great!
No, you're great!
No, really, you're great!

And really, what a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....Living on the prison planet at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (vcOmj)

343 306 Pollak: Joe Biden Got Nothing in Geneva Summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin
Posted by: SMOD at June 16, 2021 02:28 PM (RHGPo)
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Biden gave Putin a list of 16 infrastructure elements that should be off limits to cyber attacks. 16? Thanks Joe.

Putin yawned.

Posted by: WisRich at June 16, 2021 02:35 PM (G0vdT)

344 A prequel to the Dirty Harry series, where we see the forces that molded him? He could have gone bad, and at one point was really tempted, but pulled himself back from the brink (of becoming a bank robber, say) and joined the cops?

I think that actually would make an excellent movie, with him as a raw recruit on the streets finding out how awful things are and how that made him into Dirty Harry Callahan

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:35 PM (KZzsI)

345 Posted by: Gref at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (AMIL/)

A broken heart can make a broken man.

I'm doing writer's spin.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (2DOZq)

346 I'm not a cop. I'm a private detective. I solve
mysteries, usually involving violence. I have a pretty secretary who
helps me. I am also immune to concussions. I also know how to fly a
helicopter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:24 PM (Jsjd7)

You also got hooked on heroine in one episode, I believe.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (DjiZK)

347 Like Shatner, who hated and mocked Star Trek fans for obsessing over a cheesy 3-season 60s sci fi show until he spent time with them and realized why they loved it and how they were being nice to him. Then he totally embraced it
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:27 PM (KZzsI)

TJ Hooker just didn't have the following...

Posted by: Inogame at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (53oGX)

348 I'm just surprised Vlad hasn't launched nukes yet.

Posted by: wth at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (v0R5T)

349 The A's game is the free game on MLB.tv today, and Dallas Braden is wearing a mask while alone and speaking to the camera.

So dumb.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (LvTSG)

350 The entertainment industries are allowed this kind of practice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (LvTSG)

For the moment

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (E/gBi)

351 BabylonBee: Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats' Slaves

Posted by: SMOD at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (RHGPo)

352 You might think David Frum is a useless coward...but I think he's really quite brave to continuously offer to catch cannon balls with his face every time he opens his pie hole.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (5iUNf)

353
"Theonly racist I see today is you, Admiral."
Posted by: Flyover ]/i]

He must be one. He's white.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (63Dwl)

354 > But then I realized such a story makes no sense. Why would brilliant chemist Walter stay at a high school teaching job, and not apply for and get a high-paying job back at Sandia Lab in Albuquerque, or at chemical manufacturing companies in Albuquerque, Houston, or many other locations? Makes no sense.

Maybe he was broken by past events and couldn't stand the high stress environment of Sandia Labs?

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:37 PM (YYlyE)

355 248 mentioned elsewhere I think, maybe here Sundowner has lately many times he might get in trouble for answering questions or saying something he isn't allowed to.
He is telling you he isn't in charge.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 02:37 PM (Cxk7w)

356 351 The entertainment industries are allowed this kind of practice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (LvTSG)

For the moment
Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (E/gBi)

========

Well, unless you're casting a tranny. Then it must be a tranny.

ScarJo was scheduled to star as a tranny in some movie, offering it some star power. When the Leftist Twitter got her to drop from the role, the entire project became a non-entity. I think it's been completely scrapped.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:37 PM (LvTSG)

357 Cesare Danova, the guy who played the mobbed-up mayor telling Wormer to not mention extortion again or he'd break his legs had a great voice, too.


I realized only recently that Danova played the old mob boss in Mean Streets who tells the Harvey Keitel character that he can't marry his girlfriend because she's "retarded."

she had epilepsy.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 16, 2021 02:38 PM (mR6Gs)

358 >>> An origin story for Milton from Office Space would be a good movie.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 16, 2021 02:25 PM (5We2S)

A good plot, thus ensuring it would never be made, would be where Milton was a young intelligent vibrant man working in government seeking to better the world. Then the graft, lies, open hypocrisy, and futility of it all sucks out his brain and destroys spirit, forging him into Office Space Milton as he descends down through endless circles of bureaucratic hell.

The red stapler would be a constant mcguffin, always there when something bad happens, becoming his arch-nemeses. And then at the end, when Milton completely sucombs, he embraces the stapler as his own.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 16, 2021 02:38 PM (/Hhiw)

359
the white house and the fake news are

Mutual-Flagellators

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at June 16, 2021 02:38 PM (6Kunx)

360 >>>he was very much an actor with along, storied history behind him. He had dozens of great roles that he was proud of,

He had a point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison,
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And a nice white suit.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2021 02:38 PM (QWnDS)

361
I get black CRT eliminationists like Kendi. He's black, and its a good gig. I'm sure he's quite wealthy from it. The white ladybitch Karen is far more typical in the CRT scam, though. There is absolutely nothing stopping these dumb slits from putting a toaster in a bathtub. That the they continue living negates everything they say.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 16, 2021 02:38 PM (pfqSb)

362 You also got hooked on heroine in one episode, I believe.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (DjiZK)
++++
Professional risk. It was okay. I got over it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:38 PM (Jsjd7)

363 337 I saw Carrie Fisher do her one man show "Wishful Drinking" a year or so before she died.

It was hysterical. I loved it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (W2Pud)


Mrs D saw the same show. Loved it.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021 02:39 PM (axyOa)

364 361
And a nice white suit.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2021 02:38 PM (QWnDS)

=========

The best Ealing Street Comedy.

Fight me!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:39 PM (LvTSG)

365 355 Maybe he was broken by past events and couldn't stand the high stress environment of Sandia Labs?
and his low-stress alternative was daily interaction with hooligans?

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 16, 2021 02:39 PM (sGtp+)

366 Maybe he's waiting until Joe gets back to DC.

Posted by: wth at June 16, 2021 02:39 PM (v0R5T)

367 ... and this is my wife Lady Bitch

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2021 02:40 PM (QWnDS)

368
brb, scissorin'
brb, scissorin'
brb, scissorin'

Posted by: "mayor" lightfoot beetlejuice at June 16, 2021 02:40 PM (6Kunx)

369 366 355 Maybe he was broken by past events and couldn't stand the high stress environment of Sandia Labs?
and his low-stress alternative was daily interaction with hooligans?
Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at June 16, 2021 02:39 PM (sGtp+)

=======

Sometimes it's easier to descend into a world of drugs rather than face your problems head on.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:40 PM (LvTSG)

370 The cancel culture just doesn't really work on blacks, must be nice. Completely bulletproof.

A white male makes a wrong step and he'll be homeless and can't even go on Twitter to complain about it.

Posted by: Blago at June 16, 2021 02:40 PM (hK1kL)

371 The cast of Hamilton also felt it necessary to give Mr and Ms Mike Pence a piece of their mind at intermission.
Posted by: xavier cugat at June 16, 2021 02:33 PM (aAP3z)


That offended me at the time.

Now I wish they'd tossed rotten garbage at that Judas.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:40 PM (2JVJo)

372 Out on deck, hard to read the tablet, a most perfect day here

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 02:40 PM (Cxk7w)

373 Where's the prequel to Chinatown developing Jake's character?

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 16, 2021 02:40 PM (CBmDs)

374 TJ Hooker just didn't have the following

Bruce Campbell tells a great story about how he as a young actor met Shatner and talked to him. He said he knew that actors like Shat got the same annoying questions from fans every time, so he tried to think of a different one.

He asked Shat how they did that sliding J-Turn in the TJ Hooker intro where he steps out of the car, and Shater was delighted, told him all about how he personally did the stunt and trained for it.

https://youtu.be/Hci3fWEx-JA

Maybe he was broken by past events and couldn't stand the high stress environment of Sandia Labs?

Maybe the writers of the show felt compelled to make an extended story about the evils of a non-state run medical system.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:41 PM (KZzsI)

375 The cast of Hamilton also felt it necessary to give Mr and Ms Mike Pence a piece of their mind at intermission.

Completely unprofessional of them to break character that way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 02:41 PM (k39e/)

376 I saw Carrie Fisher do her one man show "Wishful Drinking" a year or so before she died.

It was hysterical. I loved it.
Posted by: nurse ratched at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (W2Pud)

Mrs D saw the same show. Loved it.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021


***
Carrie was also a good writer. See her novel Postcards From the Edge.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:41 PM (/XOcP)

377 You also got hooked on heroine in one episode, I believe.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 16, 2021 02:36 PM (DjiZK)

Who was the heroine? Was she hot because I could understand getting hooked on her plus she's probably a badass .

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (2DOZq)

378 But then I realized such a story makes no sense. Why would brilliant chemist Walter stay at a high school teaching job, and not apply for and get a high-paying job back at Sandia Lab in Albuquerque, or at chemical manufacturing companies in Albuquerque, Houston, or many other locations? Makes no sense.

Posted by: Gref at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (AMIL/)

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Might take?

Walter had success early in his life and -- as is the case with many people who achieve early success -- then encountered some adversity and failure -- and didn't handle it well.

He did what most of us do (especially in our relationships and jobs): settle ... and avoid going for another grand accomplishment out of fear of failure.

Going back to teach high school was safe, risk-free, and he could be a successful big fish in a little pond.

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (cT1GC)

379
My favorite recently is that Yale chick who wants to murder all whites because CRT. She doesn't have blond hair or blue eyes, but she's as white as me aside from that.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (pfqSb)

380 A broken heart can make a broken man.

If that isn't the story of my life, nothing is.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (2JVJo)

381 They are charging a 200% tax? The illegal side is still much, much more user friendly.

Posted by: Seems legit at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (OhBMk)

382 Late to the thread, but WTAF is that psychotic mayor going on about? That looked like the email equivalent of a toddler having a temper tantrum. Only less stable.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (m+jkK)

383 377 Carrie was also a good writer. See her novel Postcards From the Edge.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:41 PM (/XOcP)

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Doctored many scripts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (LvTSG)

384 Only a govt could lose money selling weed.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (r+sAi)

385 You also got hooked on heroine in one episode, I believe.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

They do have a way with a lot of men, I'll say that!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (U8rqX)

386 Made for tv movie.
Cabot Cove, the early years.
Set i. A thriving seaside community, this is the story of a young girl who likes to write stories and yet people around her continue to die. It ends with the camera panning over a deserted mainstreet, leaves blowing down the street and stores boarded up.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (axyOa)

387 Well, it's about damn time!

The Hill
@thehill
"President Biden for the Nobel Peace Prize"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (d9FiS)

388 Jeebus *My take?* Damn autocucumbercucumber

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (cT1GC)

389 380
My favorite recently is that Yale chick who wants to murder all whites because CRT. She doesn't have blond hair or blue eyes, but she's as white as me aside from that.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (pfqSb)

========

Because we live in a white patriarchy where brown people have fewer rights.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (LvTSG)

390 Ace Hardware employee in Seattle threatens a man with a bat, then fights him. Apparently this is over mask non-compliance.

Warning: language

https://bit.ly/3zyu6R1

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (YYlyE)

391 The cast of Hamilton also felt it necessary to give Mr and Ms Mike Pence a piece of their mind at intermission.

Completely unprofessional of them to break character that way.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 02:41 PM (k39e/)

I give them a pass.

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (E/gBi)

392 Well, unless you're casting a tranny. Then it must be a tranny.

ScarJo was scheduled to star as a tranny in some movie, offering it some star power. When the Leftist Twitter got her to drop from the role, the entire project became a non-entity. I think it's been completely scrapped.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:37 PM (LvTSG)


Probably because the entire reason it was even going to get made is because of her involvement. Isn't she the one that had the production rights to it? And probably any other backers were interested because she was going to star, and well if she's not going to be the star we're not putting any money in.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (vMCab)

393 Going back to teach high school was safe, risk-free, and he could be a successful big fish in a little pond.

Becoming a drug kingpin was risk-averse?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (KZzsI)

394 They are charging a 200% tax? The illegal side is still much, much more user friendly.
Posted by: Seems legit


Illegal side only breaks knees.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (hpmES)

395 The Hill
@thehill
"President Biden for the Nobel Peace Prize"
======

And he'll get it, too.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at June 16, 2021 02:44 PM (IytoW)

396 Where's the prequel to Chinatown developing Jake's character?
Posted by: Getting the banned back together at June 16, 2021


***

Now that could be fun. We could have a crossover event for sharp-eyed mystery fans, where Jake crosses swords with, and learns from, Chandler's Philip Marlowe! Or, if Jake traveled to San Francisco, he knocks heads with Sam Spade not long after the Maltese Falcon episode. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:44 PM (/XOcP)

397 AW peace prize for arming Iran with nuclear weapons

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 02:44 PM (Cxk7w)

398 394 Going back to teach high school was safe, risk-free, and he could be a successful big fish in a little pond.

Becoming a drug kingpin was risk-averse?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (KZzsI)

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Well, things changed. His drug empire wasn't for medical treatments at first, it was to establish a fund for his family to live off of after his death.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:44 PM (LvTSG)

399 You also got hooked on heroine in one episode, I believe.

If it was good enough for Hutch, its good enough for Mannix.

Or was it Starsky? I honestly don't know who is who.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:45 PM (KZzsI)

400 The State of Nevada managed to lose money selling booze and woo-woo.

Posted by: xavier cugat at June 16, 2021 02:45 PM (aAP3z)

401 Becoming a drug kingpin was risk-averse?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (KZzsI)

No he was dying and it made him feel alive and then he got addicted to it. At that point risk doesn't factor into the conversation.

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:45 PM (E/gBi)

402 I finally get to watch an A's game this season, and it's a disaster in the top of the 1st.

Great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:45 PM (LvTSG)

403 It wouldn't make any difference if I was about a person I loathed-and I understand people's feelings about Pence. If you are an actor you stay in character until the curtain comes down unless it's a play which has actors deliberately break character.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 02:46 PM (k39e/)

404 'You also got hooked on heroine in one episode, I believe.'

====

"IDJEET!"

- Jimmy Rabbit

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 16, 2021 02:46 PM (dfRN6)

405 Late to the thread, but WTAF is that psychotic mayor going on about?

-
She's afraid she might have to do actual work and she.didn't become mayor to do actual work!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:46 PM (d9FiS)

406 Well, things changed. His drug empire wasn't for medical treatments at first, it was to establish a fund for his family to live off of after his death.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

And, to that end, it worked beyond all measure. If you have to rent storage to stash your physical stack of bills, you are doing okay.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 16, 2021 02:46 PM (U8rqX)

407 Not sure what Groot means about getting office time every day, but if it's because she's tired of everyone working from home and spending hours creatively writing emails so they don't sound like shit because there is no inflection or any way to write emails without sounding like a bitch I'm kind of in agreement. For the last year I've spent the majority of my day writing emails and sitting there editing them before sending to make sure they sound right while they all sit home weeding their gardens and occasionally check their emails between cocktails on the deck.

Posted by: Jaimo at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (/Kt3K)

408 As I get older, I am less tolerant of people who never shut the fuck up. Just a constant stream of verbal diarrhea.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (W2Pud)

409 "I do know this. Our strength is in our diversity, and our sailors understand that."

***

Gosh, I'll bet the almost four million white guys who served in the Navy in WWII feel foolish.

Posted by: Azathoth at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (oszVC)

410 407 Well, things changed. His drug empire wasn't for medical treatments at first, it was to establish a fund for his family to live off of after his death.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

And, to that end, it worked beyond all measure. If you have to rent storage to stash your physical stack of bills, you are doing okay.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 16, 2021 02:46 PM (U8rqX)

=======

Well, Gus Fring helped there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (LvTSG)

411 Ace Hardware employee in Seattle threatens a man with a bat, then fights him. Apparently this is over mask non-compliance.

Warning: language

https://bit.ly/3zyu6R1
Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (YYlyE)
++++
I strongly suspect that the owner of that franchise is going to get a call from corporate.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (Jsjd7)

412 Does anyone actually know what she means by she needs office time? Does that mean she doesn't want to be bothered?

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (E/gBi)

413 The entertainment industries are allowed this kind of practice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:31 PM (LvTSG)

To play devil's advocate, Hollywood casting was long one if the most racist institutions in the country, immune from legal consequences for far longer than other businesses.

There were exceptions, but a lot of very famous black actors today were playing pimps and pushers to launch their careers.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (uhPTO)

414 Cabot Cove, the early years.
Set i. A thriving seaside community, this is the story of a young girl who likes to write stories and yet people around her continue to die. It ends with the camera panning over a deserted mainstreet, leaves blowing down the street and stores boarded up.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2021


***
The teenage son of an NYPD plainclothes cop discovers his ability to spot logical patterns in peculiar and bizarre murders his father investigates, which helps the father get promoted to inspector.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:48 PM (/XOcP)

415 Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (YYlyE)

Lucky neither could fight or they might have hurt each other.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:48 PM (2DOZq)

416 Late to the thread, but WTAF is that psychotic mayor going on about? That looked like the email equivalent of a toddler having a temper tantrum. Only less stable.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 16, 2021 02:42 PM (m+jkK)

My take? Simple.

She's exasperated with the culture her party has created.

They don't have to come to work. So they don't. She's pissed.

Posted by: golfman at June 16, 2021 02:48 PM (hOMhY)

417 Rut Roh, the sell off seems to have awakened the Krakens AMC and GME. This is gonna be fun.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 16, 2021 02:48 PM (/MaDp)

418 We already did have a novel prequel, not very well written, about how Archie Goodwin came to work for Nero Wolfe.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:48 PM (/XOcP)

419 Does anyone actually know what she means by she needs office time? Does that mean she doesn't want to be bothered?
=====

It means they want time to work on their stuff rather than have back-to-back meetings.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at June 16, 2021 02:48 PM (IytoW)

420 Does anyone actually know what she means by she needs office time? Does that mean she doesn't want to be bothered?
Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (E/gBi)


See above. My interpretation is that she needs time in her office to do actual work, as opposed to sitting in meetings or various glad-handling duties. It's a legitimate complaint, but also something that any remotely competent leader can address without throwing a hissy fit in an email.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (jOcSX)

421
I know it's a lot to ask someone to kill themselves for a cause, and most won't go for it. But, what about killing other white people? I mean, the white college-y type chicks who love CRT so much are surrounded at all times by the whitest milieu you can achieve in America, and avoid minorities like a plague. Everyone they know is just like them, white AF and racist as AF. They should just kill everyone they know to aid in the shtruggle against racism.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (pfqSb)

422 Ace Hardware employee in Seattle threatens a man with a bat, then fights him. Apparently this is over mask non-compliance.

Posted by: bonhomme

I strongly suspect that the owner of that franchise is going to get a call from corporate.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Huh! I didn't know Ace sold bats.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (U8rqX)

423 There were exceptions, but a lot of very famous black actors today were playing pimps and pushers to launch their careers.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM


See, e.g., The Hollywood Shuffle.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (m+jkK)

424 "I do know this. Our strength is in our diversity, and our sailors understand that. "

***

"We don't have nearly enough ships and for some reason we keep running into each other in the middle of the fucking ocean but thank God our crew roster is diverse."

Posted by: Azathoth at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (oszVC)

425 As I get older, I am less tolerant of people who never shut the fuck up. Just a constant stream of verbal diarrhea.

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (W2Pud)

I rarely fly but when I flew in 1999, I sat next to one of these. All I wanted was quiet while we took off.

She said hello and I made the mistake of acknowledging her existence as I am a friendly sort. OMG she didn't shut up for the next half hour.

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (E/gBi)

426 There were exceptions, but a lot of very famous black actors today were playing pimps and pushers to launch their careers.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM (uhPTO)

Playing pimps and pushers by black guys is racist?

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (2DOZq)

427 There were exceptions, but a lot of very famous black actors today were playing pimps and pushers to launch their careers.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor


HUGGY BEAR!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (hpmES)

428 >>> Warning: language

https://bit.ly/3zyu6R1
Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:43 PM (YYlyE)


I'm thinking the customer is going to receive some $$$$ and a few brief apologies from Ace Hardware's legal people.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (/Hhiw)

429 424 There were exceptions, but a lot of very famous black actors today were playing pimps and pushers to launch their careers.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at June 16, 2021 02:47 PM

=========

Morgan Freeman was frustrated for a long time because he couldn't get cast as a bad guy in anything. He tried out for Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (LvTSG)

430 Ace Hardware employee in Seattle threatens a man with a bat, then fights him. Apparently this is over mask non-compliance.

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Ace is the place with the not so friendly hardware man!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (d9FiS)

431 I will watch repeatedly the black and white 1940s Beauty and the Beast.

Disney+'s Beastly Beauties? Nah I'll pass.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (rX7xN)

432 Huh! I didn't know Ace sold bats.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (U8rqX)


And just like that, everything made sense...

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (Ez6QX)

433 432 I will watch repeatedly the black and white 1940s Beauty and the Beast.

Disney+'s Beastly Beauties? Nah I'll pass.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (rX7xN)

========

I have that movie on the Blu-rays. It's one of Guillermo del Toro's favorites.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in a dangerous profession with a Hawksian woman at my side at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (LvTSG)

434 There were exceptions, but a lot of very famous black actors today were playing pimps and pushers to launch their careers.

The worst Hollywood trait was making endless movies about how awful urban America was for its racism, but allowing only one major black actor to be a star at a time. You can count them off on your fingers as time goes on. Sidney Potier. Richard Pryor. Eddie Murphy. Denzel Washington.

It was that way until like 2000.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (KZzsI)

435 Does ace need office time? Is that the problem?

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:51 PM (E/gBi)

436 428 There were exceptions, but a lot of very famous black actors today were playing pimps and pushers to launch their careers.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor

***

"How degrading!"
- Kim Kardashian

Posted by: Azathoth at June 16, 2021 02:51 PM (oszVC)

437 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2021 02:51 PM (khAeP)

438 Putin to his staff five minutes after meeting with Biden.

Give it a day and then invade Ukraine. Hell, we may take over Europe too!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2021 02:51 PM (kTF2Z)

439 Gilday at Savo Sound

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 16, 2021 02:52 PM (rX7xN)

440 See, e.g., The Hollywood Shuffle.

Hilariously underrated movie. Robert Townsend was great.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:52 PM (KZzsI)

441 She said hello and I made the mistake of acknowledging her existence as I am a friendly sort. OMG she didn't shut up for the next half hour.
Posted by: ... at June 16, 2021 02:49 PM (E/gBi)



I have a coworker who does that to me. Every day. But there are like 2 or 3 blocks of 30 minutes each. Plus about 3 or 4 fifteen minute ones. Then she complains about being really far behind on her work.

Posted by: Jordan61, I am the 30% at June 16, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)

442 The teenage son of an NYPD plainclothes cop discovers his ability to spot logical patterns in peculiar and bizarre murders his father investigates, which helps the father get promoted to inspector.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Semi-autistic, adopted POC.
Gotta check them boxes.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2021 02:52 PM (hpmES)

443 How the fuck can you be so bad at business that you need a bailout for selling weed in California of all places???

Posted by: Mr. Smartass at June 16, 2021 02:53 PM (AbmsP)

444
Ace is the place with the not so friendly hardware man!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (d9FiS)

------

Oh yeah. This is *just* the kind of publicity Ace Hardware needs, when everyone in the country is both sick of masks, and buying hardware like crazy.

If I'm running a Home Depot in Pac NW, I'm laughing it up right now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 16, 2021 02:53 PM (pfqSb)

445 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:50 PM (KZzsI)

That's ridiculous. Blacks are 13% of the population. Businesses were in the business of making money. They don't target 13% of the population to do that.

Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:53 PM (2DOZq)

446 King George III is a white guy. Other than that, yeah, the entire cast is black and Hispanic.
My personal review is that the first part could have been more interesting. The second part was better.
The show itself has some good things. As noted, Washington is treated very well. The show also - and contra to modern leftist crap - *very* strongly endorses study and hard work. The question is repeatedly asked how some guy who literally started with nothing became one of the most important founding fathers. And the answer is provided - he studied hard, and worked harder. He took the less glamorous jobs because he was the best man for them (Washington's opinion, not his), and that ended up paying off in the future.
It also doesn't gloss over how badly he screwed up by cheating on his wife.
If someone doesn't know who Hamilton is, it's worth seeing. I wouldn't have a problem showing it to a classroom full of kids, though, if I were a school teacher.

Posted by: junior at June 16, 2021 02:54 PM (dzEf3)

447 I've always thought that was a stupid phrase-"Our strength is our diversity" because the only diversity permitted by leftists is of race and gender. You have to be ideologically in step as leftists. Anyway, isn't the military supposed to have the the same goals and objective about the military mission whatever color the military people are?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 02:54 PM (k39e/)

448 > Our strength is in our diversity, and our sailors understand that.

In WWII, the majority of soldiers were white farm boys. A significant plurality were black city kids or black farm boys.

Was that military, which wasn't very diverse, weak?

Posted by: bonhomme at June 16, 2021 02:54 PM (UW2ZS)

449 If it was good enough for Hutch, its good enough for Mannix.

Or was it Starsky? I honestly don't know who is who.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021


***

Husky and Starch -- the Adventures of an Alaskan Sled Dog and a Potato!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2021 02:54 PM (/XOcP)

450 And I like Ace Hardware. Smaller store, easier to get in and out of than the big warehouse behemoths. But the one's around me certainly went hardcore on the muzzled customer requirements.

No one seems to understand how to accentuate their advantages and cater to the noncrazy freedom-loving unwoke. There is money to be made from the whole lot of people like me that are generally tired of shit. Probably a lot of money.

Posted by: banana Dream at June 16, 2021 02:54 PM (/Hhiw)

451 But the grift here is that the regulations are getting so burdensome that they are taking taxpayer money to give to businesses to give to consultants to meet the regulations that the taxpayers pay for.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at June 16, 2021 02:34 PM (nbWWG)

I can attest to this. The county of LA exacts a heavy toll - just try and get a gas line permitted. The rules and regulations (height, length of pipe, step downs, number of valves per linear foot, footings, distance from buildings, etc etc...all design for the applicant to keep multiple county inspectors employed for years just reviewing you application and checking you site, like 1000 times...its a game. Oh, you'll eventually get you permit, but only when another pigeon nearby shows up to take your place when they apply - har har!

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2021 02:54 PM (5iUNf)

452 so bad at business that you need a bailout for selling weed in California of all places???

I would speculate that people used the increased tax revenue from weed sales as a slush fund and got caught short.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:55 PM (KZzsI)

453 So the left is trying to remake the military into willing tool for a junta.

Are there state military that people can join. Does, say, Texas or Florida have its own state military.

I mean this seriously. Who would counsel a patriotic young man to join the US military with what's going on. They will be turned against us.

Posted by: havelhavolim at June 16, 2021 02:55 PM (fLpTX)

454 As I get older, I am less tolerant of people who never shut the fuck up. Just a constant stream of verbal diarrhea.
---------------
You sure came to the right place to solve that problem.

Posted by: dartist at June 16, 2021 02:55 PM (+ya+t)

455 They don't target 13% of the population to do that.
Posted by: Just a side note at June 16, 2021 02:53 PM (2DOZq)

That news is going to come as a real blow to the guy making Old English 800 and Sulfur 8.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2021 02:58 PM (5iUNf)

456 Another problem with a Gaston series... I remember a 'ron making this point about the Solo movie... sorry, my friend; I don't remember exactly who said it...

We know that, in the end, he died as a miserable, embarrassing failure of a human being. How can we be expected to give a shit what he did up to the point where we first saw him now?

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at June 16, 2021 02:58 PM (H3MF8)

457 Stopped at hardware store for some #3 Phillips tips, should have went without a mask like I did at donut shop this morning.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2021 02:59 PM (Cxk7w)

458
MaryJ in Calizuela is just lettuce. Everyone is growing it. You dont make much money on lettuce. Certainly not enough to handle the number of producers that have rushed into the market.

Posted by: Loki, looking to water the Tree of Liberty at June 16, 2021 02:29 PM (KqiMr)


A lot of those legal pot farms are producing a shitload more weed than they can push through the legal dispensaries. Because they're shipping it out of state to non-legal pot areas so that they can make bigger bucks.

When I was living in SoCal, the biggest legal pot farmer in our county went out of business because he was busted with a U-Haul full of weed in Oklahoma. I'm sure that's not a unique situation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 16, 2021 02:59 PM (n+4am)

459 Is Jane Austen going to get cancelled too?

Dimwits at Columbia didn't know that her family had ties to the abolitionist movement? We simply cannot take people in their cultural and historical context if they're white and lived in the 1700s and 1800's

I think they should be forced to read "Lived to Tell" about the Black woman who survived the Rwandan genocide.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 03:10 PM (k39e/)

460 Posted in wrong place. Sorry.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2021 03:10 PM (k39e/)

461 Adam Horowitz is one of the showrunners? The King Ad-Rock?

Posted by: azjaeger at June 16, 2021 03:13 PM (3/XaG)

462 It's funny (but not ha-ha) that Gilday seems so defensive about the racist pretexts of the very book he's promoting (as "recommended reading") as a cure for the hidden racism epidemic.

He is the who broached the subject in the first place! You can't (well, at least not with any sort of intellectual integrity) single out and elevate Kendi as the seer and savior against racism, and then discount the indefensible examples of his blatant, plain-speak racism as "cherry picking."

Posted by: Simple Stevo at June 16, 2021 03:21 PM (SOV+T)

463 Ace is the place with the not so friendly hardware man!

Have you noticed that they've taken the word "man" out of the jingle and replaced it with "folks?"

Posted by: Oddbob at June 16, 2021 03:32 PM (nfrXX)

464 Just how the fuckittyfuck did we get so many metal unstable if not outright insane people in what amounts to dangerous positions of power?

Did Our Betters think this was A-okay behavior or are they just using them as sledgehammers to break the Norms so badly they accept Our Betters Oligarchic Socialist Rule just to make it stop?

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2021 03:58 PM (dWwl8)

465 metal = mentally

Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2021 03:59 PM (dWwl8)

466 Only the government could sell drugs and lose money.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 16, 2021 04:08 PM (vhpiW)

467 If the government started selling sand, we'd run out.

Posted by: jakee308 at June 16, 2021 04:08 PM (vhpiW)

468 So you're a pothead in a state that just legalized marijuana.
1. Go buy some legal overpriced/overtaxed marijuana.
2. Smoke overpriced/overtaxed marijuana.
3. Keep the container and receipt for the overpriced marijuana which shows that your pot is legal
4. Resume buying from your regular dealer, never buying from the state again.


Posted by: Chuck C at June 16, 2021 01:56 PM (aViol)

I've heard that some pot stores started buying pot from "regular dealers" themselves and pocketed the difference.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 16, 2021 04:27 PM (eoQWY)

469 Sad.
Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2021 03:58 PM (dWwl

Easy.

Liberals decide that race, behavior or whatever trumps skill and talent, so those people get in the system.

The operators in the system direct the jobs to the most useless hacks so they can keep their graft going.

The original operators retire and only the hacks remain and are eligible for positions of power.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 16, 2021 04:30 PM (eoQWY)

470 You also got hooked on heroine in one episode, I believe.

If it was good enough for Hutch, its good enough for Mannix.

Or was it Starsky? I honestly don't know who is who.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor, world's most respected Fantasy Hero writer at June 16, 2021 02:45 PM (KZzsI)

Hutch is the blonde.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 16, 2021 04:34 PM (eoQWY)

471 google USS Kitty Hawk 1972 race riots.
That's the real Navy race problems, and was the Marines problems as well.
Mutiny in a time of war.

Posted by: obsidian at June 17, 2021 09:00 AM (7+yqP)

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