Marcia Lucas: The Disney Sequels Are Awful and Neither Kathleen Kennedy or JJ Abrams Understand Star Wars

Via Jedi Scum, from a book by a producer of Return of the Jedi and also a former president of LucasFilm:


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Marcia Lucas is widely credited for having saved Star Wars in the edit. George Lucas' cut was disastrous. But Marcia Lucas edited it to be faster and pacier.

That's a fun, short documentary. Watch it if you like Star Wars or movies in general. Or if you like sudden come-from-behind victory stories.

A lot of people don't know this, but in the original script and film, the Death Star was not closing in on Yavin 4 even as the x-wings were sent out to destroy it. They were just attacking it in space. There was no ticking clock. There was no imminent threat to the Rebellion.

They were just attacking the Death Star. In a leisurely way.

Marcia Lucas made up the whole Death-Star-coming-within-range ticking clock . She was able to change the way the ending worked with just a couple of added lines of dialogue and a quickly-put-together graphic of the Death Star coming into range of the planet.

And she thinks the Kathleen Kennedy films are awful.

As HeelvsBabyface points out, this must mean she is a sexist and racist and almost certainly a member of the Alt-Right. She is White Supremacist Adjacent.

Meanwhile, Shang-Chi costar Simu Liu (reviewers say that he shares top billing with two women) is in trouble for "resurfaced" comments, attributed to him, about pedophilia.

The right is angry with him for offering sympathy and understanding to pedophiles, and the left is angry with him for saying that being a pedophile is like being gay.

In the WorldNews subreddit Liu would respond to a BBC article shared in the subreddit with a user submitted headline that reads, "Germany encourages pedophiles to sign up for confidential treatment, even if they have abused a child, and doctors are hailing it as a success."

Liu submitted a lengthy response stating, "I recently did a show in which I played a pedophile, and did a significant amount of research (clinical studies mind you, not the 'method' stuff) on the disorder and how itís perceived in the media. In the end the role completely changed the way I look at pedophilia and has made me much more sympathetic to anyone who is born with those urges."

He then noted, "From a biological standpoint it's no different than being gay -- a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preferences. Depending on what area of the world you were born and what time, it also may have been a perfectly acceptable thing to act on those urges."

"Now, we all know that taking advantage of minors is wrong. Disgusting and vile, even. But with the exception of Germany we are going about it completely COMPLETELY the wrong way. It's like we having learned anything by studying homosexuality -- we're talking about exploring the same "cures" to pedophilia as we were about homosexuality 20 years ago, a la conversion therapy and whatnot," Liu wrote.

This is a Disney star.

But at least they got rid of that "abhorrent" Gina Carano, huh?

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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Moonbeam at September 21, 2021 12:25 PM (qe5CM)

2 Fuck these people.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 21, 2021 12:26 PM (ADzAA)

3 The only one you can save Star Wars now is Spike Lee.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (zSN/Y)

4 And she thinks the Kathleen Kennedy films are awful.

I'm pretty sure that's the consensus scientific opinion.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (U7wke)

5 good idea to get a completely different topic going.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (jDHSU)

6 Disney turns everything it touches to sh*t, but isn't this too the story of Barack Obama?

Posted by: Flyguy at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (auetc)

7 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (Zz0t1)

8 Top 10?!?

Posted by: Greyman27 at September 21, 2021 12:28 PM (RKLPC)

9 Wow, simu is like a russian nesting doll of stupidity.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:28 PM (csEWM)

10 6 Disney turns everything it touches to sh*t, but isn't this too the story of Barack Obama?
Posted by: Flyguy at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (auetc)

Disney actually was great once.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:29 PM (csEWM)

11 "Now, we all know that taking advantage of minors is wrong. Disgusting and vile, even. But with the exception of Germany we are going about it completely COMPLETELY the wrong way. It's like we having learned anything by studying homosexuality -- we're talking about exploring the same "cures" to pedophilia as we were about homosexuality 20 years ago, a la conversion therapy and whatnot," Liu wrote.
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Nice. What a guy. He's available as a babysitter, right? Where do I get in line?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:29 PM (DCdYk)

12 "She's full of beans"

**
A girl who is all fart ...er, heart

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion (oEn12) at September 21, 2021 12:30 PM (oEn12)

13 Does anyone else ever forget a word. It is on the tip of your tongue. You look it up and then realize you had no idea wtf you were thinking of?

Matryoshka.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:30 PM (csEWM)

14 Obligatory "who gives a fuck about stupid nerd movies, there are more important things to worry about" comment here.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 21, 2021 12:30 PM (GQ5VU)

15 And she thinks the Kathleen Kennedy films are awful.

I'm pretty sure that's the consensus scientific opinion.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (U7wke)

97%!!

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 21, 2021 12:31 PM (4I/2K)

16 Simu Liu also made comments in the 1990s that supposedly "insult China", so this Disney movie AFAIK isn't going to be released on the big screen in China. And his new comments aren't going to help things either.

Good, fuck 'em. Especially Disney.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 21, 2021 12:31 PM (5aFbR)

17 The first two Star Wars were amazing to watch as a tween and teen.

Boy saves girl and the universe. Salty sexy He Man Woman hater falls for tough girl.

Every woman wants that ending.

I spit on the woke people in Hollywood. I am glad they are losing money and interest in this country.

Maybe a cool conservative could start their own movie making studio and produce movies people want to watch.

No one wants to be lectured to when they just spent $15 on a movie ticket.

Posted by: Czech Chick at September 21, 2021 12:31 PM (haWye)

18
Meanwhile, the same liars who burnt cities, painted murals, stole elections, and beat and killed people for a black drug-addict felon who overdosed are now complaining about a little [contrived] Media attention for a missing/murdered "white" "internet influencer."

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 12:31 PM (6jtJ7)

19 So, as I understand it,

"Being a pedophile is like being gay" is ok with the left.

"Being gay is just like being a pedophile" is not ok.

Or, pedophile = gay =/= pedophile, which is some strange math indeed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at September 21, 2021 12:31 PM (jOcSX)

20 When you find pedophiles to be sympathetic, but despise anyone who would vote Republican.

It's one short step from treating with zero repercussions to greasing the wheels to make pedophilia acceptable.

Remember, this was the issue they used to break the Catholic Church. Any religious organization has to immediately report to the authorities any abuse, but not if they're getting treated, I guess.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:31 PM (B0mGw)

21 He then noted, "From a biological standpoint it's no different than being gay -- a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preferences.

That's terrible. How could he say such a thing? Doesn't he realize he's a good 10 years too early to be an earnest lefty just looking out for the latest oppressed group?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (DpkTQ)

22 And there was absolutely a reason to kill off Han Solo and the others.

In business, if you want to sell your premium product, you have two choices:
1. Make the premium product much better than the standard product
2. Make the standard product way worse so that the premium product looks better

Door #2 is what companies that take their customers for granted choose. And that is analogous to what Disney did with the original characters. The had two choices to kick off the new trilogy and next chapter in the story universe: make the new characters at least as compelling, interesting, meaningful and complete as the old characters, or get rid of the old characters as soon as the new characters are introduced and get the torch passed to them. Disney picked door #2, too, and I suspect that it is because they *couldn't* pick door #1. They don't have the talent, creativity, vision or independence to get there. It doesn't fit their model. So off with their heads.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (DCdYk)

23 the first two or three Star Wars movies were pretty good. I don't get the "universe" idea. Ok, I do get it, but I don't care. It was a made up show that was fun. At this point who cares what it does.

I want to see original films based on some really great idea. I don't need a universe of films. If i cared about that stuff, I would watch the Fast and the Furious for the first time. Not that my views are the mainstream. People like this stuff i suppose.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (e1mwr)

24 I guess the whole correlation between childhood sexual abuse and pedophilia is now discounted?

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (Ib1Cd)

25 This is a Disney star.

With the way Disney is going, I fully expect them to "re-imagine" Fritz Lang's "M" and make Peter Lorre's Hans Beckert the misunderstood "hero"

Posted by: Chuck C at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (EughT)

26 Marcia Lucas is widely credited for having saved Star Wars in the edit. George Lucas' cut was disastrous. But Marcia Lucas edited it to be faster and pacier.

Yes, she was very responsible for making it a fun, useful, tight, and well crafted little story from Lucas' disaster. Left to his own devices, you get the prequels. Take him out entirely and you get the sequels.

JJ Abrams should not be allowed to direct anything but FX and maybe second unit. He's no good at a full production, and every single thing he's put out proves it. It looks amazing but ends up making no sense and leaving you flat.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

27 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (arJlL)

28 Star Wars was great in the 80s...but it says something about the decline of Western Civ that we are still talking about it, and trying to recapture its magic, 40 years later.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (DpkTQ)

29 I know Star Wars is fake because we will all be dead from climate change soon.

Posted by: wth at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (v0R5T)

30 "From a biological standpoint it's no different than being gay -- a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preferences.

I know some homosexuals really want this to be true but there's ZERO evidence of any genetic differences in homosexuals as opposed to normal people. None.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

31 It looks amazing but ends up making no sense and leaving you flat.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (KZzsI)



This is about me, isn't it......

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (Zz0t1)

32 Let minors abuse each other.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at September 21, 2021 12:34 PM (T1fV4)

33 "I don't get the "universe" idea. "

I like the universe idea. I don't like that there are exactly ten significant people and their friends and relatives in the entire universe through all of time.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:34 PM (B0mGw)

34 Personally, I believe faggotry and Pedophilia are two sides to the same sick and demented coin.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 21, 2021 12:34 PM (o2MD2)

35 > we're talking about exploring the same "cures" to pedophilia as we were about homosexuality 20 years ago, a la conversion therapy and whatnot

My sexuality is immutable, except when it's fluid. Oh and young kids who self-identify as transgender will more often than not self-identify as cis-gender in a few years unless some activists get their hooks in.

BUT DON'T YOU DARE TELL ME I'M NOT EXACTLY WHAT I SAY I AM AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT.

Also, what? We're supposed to simply accept that some people are exclusively attracted to pre-pre-teens. No attempts to modify behavior and feelings allowed?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 21, 2021 12:34 PM (UW2ZS)

36 I also want to thank whichever lore writer at Disney decided that the new "death" of the character my sn represents should be at the hand of... space whales.

Yes, space whales.

Timothy Zahn's books aren't perfect by any measure, but a faithful adaptation of them would have made better movies and such than the drek we're being served now.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 21, 2021 12:34 PM (5aFbR)

37 *types*
*deletes*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 21, 2021 12:34 PM (jDHSU)

38 That's terrible. How could he say such a thing? Doesn't he realize he's a good 10 years too early to be an earnest lefty just looking out for the latest oppressed group?
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (DpkTQ)

Also, nature vs nurture. The whole debate is just one pile of steaming mess.

(I tend to go more on the nurture side of things, given my experience with gay people.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:35 PM (csEWM)

39 Star Wars by itself was a good standalone movie. Every succeeding iteration was a consistent diminution to zero.

Fight me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 12:35 PM (2JVJo)

40 Shouldn't they be protesting the choice of a non-pedophile for a pedophile role?

Posted by: t-bird at September 21, 2021 12:35 PM (9Fwwf)

41 Hollywood recently made a movie about an adult man having sex with an underage boy as a romance, and I think gave themselves a bunch of awards for it.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:35 PM (DpkTQ)

42
Yes, space whales.

Timothy Zahn's books aren't perfect by any measure, but a faithful adaptation of them would have made better movies and such than the drek we're being served now.
Posted by: Thrawn at September 21, 2021 12:34 PM (5aFbR)



Sharknado 6: Sharks in Space

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (Zz0t1)

43 24 I guess the whole correlation between childhood sexual abuse and pedophilia is now discounted?
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (Ib1Cd)

And homosexuality.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (csEWM)

44 Star Wars was great in the 80s...but it says something about the decline of Western Civ that we are still talking about it, and trying to recapture its magic, 40 years later.
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Star Wars, ET, Blues Brothers, and . . . ? . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (MIKMs)

45 This is about me, isn't it......
Posted by: Rachel Corrie


"I believe he was talking about my ass"
--Brie Larson

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (KZzsI)

46 "I guess the whole correlation between childhood sexual abuse and pedophilia is now discounted?"

So it shall be written, so it shall be done.

I find it interesting that homosexuals have spent decades distancing themselves from pedophiles and now it's mainstream with zero outcry. Apparently they agree?

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (B0mGw)

47 Lucas hates ESB.

If Star Wars dies, people will read John Carter, or Dune, or Warhammer, or Sarah Hoyt novels, or Tuff voyages, or something that has been given lively characters fresher than Lando Calrisian.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (nGZc6)

48 I'm just thankful that Kennedy and Abrams didn't get a hold of Hardware Wars and screw up the brilliance of that.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (TNyrE)

49 I know some homosexuals really want this to be true but there's ZERO evidence of any genetic differences in homosexuals as opposed to normal people. None.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (KZzsI)
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Assume it's true, just for the purposes of a thought experiment. Assume there is a "gay gene" and we identify it.

Do you think that the Left would have any change in its policy of no-questions-asked abortion up to the time of birth?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (DCdYk)

50 "Being a pedophile is like being gay" is ok with the left.

"Being gay is just like being a pedophile" is not ok.

Or, pedophile = gay =/= pedophile, which is some strange math indeed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at September 21, 2021 12:31 PM


The first statement = we acknowledge your oppression.

The second statement = you can't equate us with teh gheys until we normalize pedophilia.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (m+jkK)

51 So Kennedy's films suck donkey dicks? Who knew.

So we go from Cecile B Demille to Ford to Lean to Kubrick to Coppola to Scorsese to Speilberg to...Kathleen Kennedy?

I am seeing the rise and fall of mankind right here

Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (5iUNf)

52 The guy isn't even right about genes causing homosexuality. They haven't been able to find anything like that. So they fell back on epigenetics or gene expression during development --- which is basically just handwaving and saying "well it must be something beyond a person's control or socialization."

But it's looking more and more like socialization plays a much bigger role and Gen Z is the generation which proves it since 18% of them identify as LGBTQ vs about 2% from my generation. If you look at what kids are exposed to these days being gay is considered a superpower. I expect the next generation of X-men to have one named Cocksuckerine.

Posted by: Thatch at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (qWceQ)

53 Nice First, Moonbeam !

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (arJlL)

54 39 Star Wars by itself was a good standalone movie. Every succeeding iteration was a consistent diminution to zero.

Fight me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 12:35 PM (2JVJo)

Disagree. Empire was better imo. After that, everything went to hell because there was no one to tell Lucas to shut the hell up and cut through his BS.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (csEWM)

55 The had two choices to kick off the new trilogy and next chapter in the story universe: make the new characters at least as compelling, interesting, meaningful and complete as the old characters, or get rid of the old characters as soon as the new characters are introduced and get the torch passed to them. Disney picked door #2, too, and I suspect that it is because they *couldn't* pick door #1. They don't have the talent, creativity, vision or independence to get there. It doesn't fit their model. So off with their heads.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (DCdYk)
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It also had to do with Harrison Ford wanting to be killed off as Solo, because he hated the role and didnt want to do it anymore.

Kathy Kennedy also wanted to denigrate Luke because she wanted to tell her own Mary Sue Rey story (with Rey, Kennedy's stand in) being the true, ultimate hero.

Posted by: Revenant at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (b9Gb2)

56 The Star Wars movies oddly have a profile like an inverted V. It starts out terrible, then goes up in interest and decent scenes until Empire, then downhill again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (KZzsI)

57 the first two or three Star Wars movies were pretty good. I don't get the "universe" idea. Ok, I do get it, but I don't care. It was a made up show that was fun. At this point who cares what it does.

I want to see original films based on some really great idea. I don't need a universe of films.


The expanded universe had some interesting stories and characters. I mean, you're talking about a galaxy-spanning civilization in a state of collapse, torn asunder by a civil war between magical warrior-monks. There's a hell of a lot of room for interesting characters and stories apart from the original trilogy.

Instead, they gave us the prequels.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (jOcSX)

58 "From a biological standpoint it's no different than being gay -- a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preferences."

So being gay is a genetic mutation now?

Good luck pitching that with the woke crowd.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (cvNl1)

59
Star Wars, ET, Blues Brothers, and . . . ? . . .
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (MIKMs)



Ghostbusters

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)

60 "Star Wars, ET, Blues Brothers, and . . . ? . . ."

Fifth Element.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (jDHSU)

61 Lucas hates ESB. ...
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (nGZc6)
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What (or who) is ESB?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (DCdYk)

62 Officer Kennedy>Sarah Kennedy>Jack Kennedy>Robert Kennedy>Ted Kennedy>Kathleen Kennedy

Posted by: Fish Face at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (JPtHE)

63 "I believe he was talking about my ass"
--Brie Larson


The odd thing about her if you get her to stop with RBF she is pretty. Well on the outside. But the inside keeps shining through...

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (DpkTQ)

64 It looks amazing but ends up making no sense and leaving you flat.

I feel that way about Douglas Sirk.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (2JVJo)

65 And there was absolutely a reason to kill off Han Solo and the others.

In business, if you want to sell your premium product, you have two choices:
1. Make the premium product much better than the standard product
2. Make the standard product way worse so that the premium product looks better


There's a simpler reason than that. Harrison Ford hated Han Solo. He felt much more attacked to Indiana Jones. Ford swore that the only way he'd play Solo again would be on the condition that Solo died.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (UW2ZS)

66 I wrote Star Wars off when they invented the Ewok. A creature that elicits some innate internal and somewhat suppressed urge to shoot it in the furry face.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (o2MD2)

67
Ace didn't mention See-Moo Loo's other, better quip-of-reddit-genius about how girls just aren't as good as sports as boys.

See-moo goes on to say that when he plays volleyball with girls on the team, he often gets "frustrated" with the girls' lack of athletic skill.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (6jtJ7)

68
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What (or who) is ESB?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (DCdYk)



Empire Strikes Back?

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (Zz0t1)

69 39 Star Wars by itself was a good standalone movie. Every succeeding iteration was a consistent diminution to zero.

Fight me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 12:35 PM (2JVJo)

Disagree. Empire was better imo. After that, everything went to hell because there was no one to tell Lucas to shut the hell up and cut through his BS.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (csEWM)

both arguments are fair and have merit. But there is no comparison when it comes to historical impact. The first movie was much bigger than all that came later, if you experienced those times, that statement would be manifest.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (e1mwr)

70 Do you think that the Left would have any change in its policy of no-questions-asked abortion up to the time of birth?

Yeah the instant they find a "gay gene" then the idea of abortion changes, because nobody wants anyone to be allowed to selectively kill children over genetic tags.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

71 I spit on the woke people in Hollywood. I am glad they are losing money and interest in this country.

No one wants to be lectured to when they just spent $15 on a movie ticket.
Posted by: Czech Chick

You're beautiful when you're angry.

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (arJlL)

72 Officer Kennedy>Sarah Kennedy>Jack Kennedy>Robert Kennedy>Ted Kennedy>Kathleen Kennedy
Posted by: Fish Face


Officer Kennedy>Sarah Kennedy>Jack Kennedy>Robert Kennedy>Ted Kennedy>Kathleen Kennedy>George Kennedy

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:39 PM (OCTRt)

73 Have not been to the new stuff as DW on Star Wars. I wonder if it is any good?

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 12:39 PM (yrol0)

74 It also had to do with Harrison Ford wanting to be killed off as Solo, because he hated the role and didnt want to do it anymore.

Kathy Kennedy also wanted to denigrate Luke because she wanted to tell her own Mary Sue Rey story (with Rey, Kennedy's stand in) being the true, ultimate hero.
Posted by: Revenant at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (b9Gb2)
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Yup, and they didn't have to do either. They could have set the sequel trilogy 100 years or more from the end of the original trilogy. Rebuild the world (Republic in decay, rogue planet-states everywhere, etc., whatever) and introduce new characters. Those new characters study their history and learn about the fall of the Republic, the ascendance of the Empire, the fall of the Empire and the ascendance of the New Republic that is now on its knees.

There was a ton they could have done. They picked the "kill it all off to make our idiot characters and story look good" path.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:39 PM (DCdYk)

75 I wrote Star Wars off when they invented the Ewok. A creature that elicits some innate internal and somewhat suppressed urge to shoot it in the furry face.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (o2MD2)


DINK dink, dink dink dink DINK DINK dink....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:39 PM (Zz0t1)

76 51 So Kennedy's films suck donkey dicks? Who knew.

So we go from Cecile B Demille to Ford to Lean to Kubrick to Coppola to Scorsese to Speilberg to...Kathleen Kennedy?

I am seeing the rise and fall of mankind right here

Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (5iUNf)

You know, I was thinking about something yesterday: how many directors actually do Frank Capra moments?

I am talking about those sequences in a movie which rouse the passion/nostalgia/love/manliness in a positive way in the audience. The sequence where Mr Smith is touring Washington DC in Mr Smith goes to Washington is my example.

I only can come up with Michael Bay: Launch sequence in Armageddon and the scene at the beginning with Hummel where they set up his motivation in the Rock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (csEWM)

77 We *know* the homosexuality has nothing to do with genetics.

Do prisoners get a DNA change? Or people impressed in the British navy?

Hell, just look at ancient greece's view on homosexuality (boys are for fun!) with Christian Greece's view (EWWW YOU PEOPLE WERE PERVERTS!) - did they suddenly lose some mutant genes when Christianity spread there?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (DpkTQ)

78 I no longer get too upset at Disney. This is who they are. And since I will never again pay them to watch their stuff, I probably shouldn't have a say in what they screw up.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (yQpMk)

79 Marica Lucas attacked the feminist hero Kathleen Kennedy?!

Revoke her woman card!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (LvTSG)

80 ESB is Empire Strikes Back.

Your nerd card has been revoked and your wizard staff broken.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (nGZc6)

81 "The guy isn't even right about genes causing homosexuality. They haven't been able to find anything like that."

That can't be true. I remember all the way back in the '90's Time Magazine declaring they had found the gay gene.

"with Rey, Kennedy's stand in"

So you're saying in Kennedy's mind, she's this untalented, untrained hack who somehow has all the powers? That would definitely explain the last trilogy.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (B0mGw)

82 There's a simpler reason than that. Harrison Ford hated Han Solo. He felt much more attacked to Indiana Jones. Ford swore that the only way he'd play Solo again would be on the condition that Solo died.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (UW2ZS)
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Which explains killing off Solo, but not Luke or the others (although Carrie Fisher died in real life, which may have forced their hands a little).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (DCdYk)

83 The odd thing about her if you get her to stop with RBF she is pretty.

Yeah Brie is quite pretty and can be charming in a movie. But she decided to play her character (and was probably told to) in an angry, bitchy looking way that almost never smiles. Why? Because that's how tough guy actors play tough guy roles and neither her nor the makers of the movies could conceive of a woman being different.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

84 Disney is trying to cash in big on WDW's 50th Anniversary starting this October. There are still reservation requirements for the Parks, but there are only a handful of blackout days for MK or HS. Epcot is always available. Annual Passes began sale again this month and I bl all the Resorts are open or will be open before the end of the year. The Disney folks need that money and c-19 or not, they've opened the doors wide to WDW. Governor DeSantis and his policies saved them, which I'm sure they would never admit.

Posted by: EveR at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (MUpk6)

85 Disney turns everything it touches to sh*t, but isn't this too the story of Barack Obama?
Posted by: Flyguy at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (auetc)


Obama is with Netfix. Of course most of their "original" product is sh!t too.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (7JJql)

86 I know some homosexuals really want this to be true but there's ZERO evidence of any genetic differences in homosexuals as opposed to normal people. None.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

As evidenced by the many, many pairs if identical twins (genetically the same) wherein one is gay and the other is not.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (cvNl1)

87 >>>17 The first two Star Wars were amazing to watch as a tween and teen.

Boy saves girl and the universe. Salty sexy He Man Woman hater falls for tough girl.

Every woman wants that ending.

...

I was super-annoyed that Han was stealing Luke's chick.

Posted by: ace at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (0G13K)

88 83 The odd thing about her if you get her to stop with RBF she is pretty.

Yeah Brie is quite pretty and can be charming in a movie. But she decided to play her character (and was probably told to) in an angry, bitchy looking way that almost never smiles. Why? Because that's how tough guy actors play tough guy roles and neither her nor the makers of the movies could conceive of a woman being different.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

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Brie is plain.

Made up she can be pretty.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

89 ESB is Empire Strikes Back.

Your nerd card has been revoked and your wizard staff broken.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (nGZc6)
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That's okay. I'll live. I enjoyed Star Wars (the originals) and got fed up by the prequels (I didn't make it through Episode II and didn't bother with III at all) and gave up on the new series, too. I have never been a huge Star Wars fan. I can survive my loss of wizard status

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (DCdYk)

90 "They could have set the sequel trilogy 100 years or more from the end of the original trilogy."

That would defeat the entire purpose. Did you miss the scene where Luke and Yoda burn everything down and laugh?

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (B0mGw)

91 There's a simpler reason than that. Harrison Ford hated Han Solo. He felt much more attacked to Indiana Jones. Ford swore that the only way he'd play Solo again would be on the condition that Solo died.
Posted by: bonhomme


That's why you write a standard contract locking them in to 10 pictures, that you can end at any given time for xxx $.
With the popularity of Star Wars, they could have afforded it.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (OCTRt)

92 Star Wars, ET, Blues Brothers, and . . . ? . . .
Posted by: mustbequantum at September 21, 2021 12:36 PM (MIKMs)


Ghostbusters

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:37 PM (Zz0t1)

There was no E.T. universe. There was no Jaws universe when you think about it. They only kept one guy on for the second and even he didn't want to do it.

Rocky after the first one was a money grab and some cheap fun. Nothing wrong with that,i don't care what people choose to enjoy, but no way where any of the following films in the same league as the original.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (e1mwr)

93 There was a ton they could have done. They picked the "kill it all off to make our idiot characters and story look good" path.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:39 PM (DCdYk)
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IMO, with Lucas out of the picture, they should have done the Timothy Zahn Thrawn series as episodes 7-9. Lucas hated how popular the Zahn books were and tried to write the prequels in such a way to write Zahn's storyline out of the picture.

Posted by: Revenant at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (b9Gb2)

94 Hiya EveR !

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (arJlL)

95 So Kennedy killed off all the liberals in the prequels while making a shitty woke product that most people hate. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (BCz79)

96 Rocky jumped the Shark when Paulie got a robot.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (e1mwr)

97 They could have set the sequel trilogy 100 years or more from the end of the original trilogy.

I thought it WAS a long time after, the way the characters talked in the first sequel. Then Chewie and Han Solo showed up??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (KZzsI)

98 In the originals, training a novice to become a Jedi was so tricky, even Obi-Wan screwed it up, resulting in Darth Vader. Along comes Mary Sue and Shazam, she's more powerful than any Jedi. No training, no Yoda, no nothing.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (kTF2Z)

99 92 There was no E.T. universe. There was no Jaws universe when you think about it. They only kept one guy on for the second and even he didn't want to do it.

Rocky after the first one was a money grab and some cheap fun. Nothing wrong with that,i don't care what people choose to enjoy, but no way where any of the following films in the same league as the original.
Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (e1mwr)

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E.T. is part of the Star Wars universe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (LvTSG)

100 Why? Because that's how tough guy actors play tough guy roles and neither her nor the makers of the movies could conceive of a woman being different.

Presuming we are talking about Captain Karen, you have the Olsen actress in the same movie series, who is a much more believable super powered woman.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (DpkTQ)

101 "a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preferences."

LULZ

These people are insufferable.

Posted by: Jay in PA at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (i7Q7S)

102 Malice said that if a virus caused teh ghey, it would "baffle" scientists for a generation, for being such an unpopular idea. I am paraphasing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (nGZc6)

103 I was super-annoyed that Han was stealing Luke's chick.

Posted by: ace at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (0G13K)

*hey sis, you awake? golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (csEWM)

104 ========

Brie is plain.

Made up she can be pretty.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (LvTSG)



She has ample boobs, tho.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (Zz0t1)

105 104 She has ample boobs, tho.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (Zz0t1)

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When she lets them out. Which doesn't seem to be that often.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:44 PM (LvTSG)

106 Yeah the instant they find a "gay gene" then the idea of abortion changes, because nobody wants anyone to be allowed to selectively kill children over genetic tags.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (KZzsI)

Of course they do. Isn't abortion MANDATED for Downs babies over in the Netherlands or somewhere?

They LOVE abortion based on genetic tags. Don't want a boy? Abort. Cystic fibrosis? Abort. And on and on and on.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 12:44 PM (cvNl1)

107 but no way where any of the following films in the same league as the original.

The last two were really, really good.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:44 PM (KZzsI)

108 I was super-annoyed that Han was stealing Luke's chick.

As I always tell my brother, family first!

Posted by: Angelina Jolie at September 21, 2021 12:44 PM (DpkTQ)

109 I thought it WAS a long time after, the way the characters talked in the first sequel. Then Chewie and Han Solo showed up??
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (KZzsI)
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Yeah, it was weird as hell. They've all fallen into "Historical Legend" status but then WHAMO they're all there and still alive and it's been like 40 years. And the "for all you know, Jedi live super long" argument might work for Luke and Leia, but not for Han Solo or Lando or Admiral Ackbar or any of the others...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:44 PM (DCdYk)

110 That would defeat the entire purpose. Did you miss the scene where Luke and Yoda burn everything down and laugh?
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:42 PM (B0mGw)


Some people just want to watch the world burn.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at September 21, 2021 12:45 PM (AiZBA)

111 In space, bras are not needed.

Posted by: Princess Leia Organa at September 21, 2021 12:45 PM (4I/2K)

112 She has ample boobs, tho.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:43 PM (Zz0t1)

You will find no greater advocate for boobs than I, but... it is never just boobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:45 PM (csEWM)

113 So you're saying in Kennedy's mind, she's this untalented, untrained hack who somehow has all the powers? That would definitely explain the last trilogy.
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (B0mGw)
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Nah, Kennedy's THE BESTEST EVAR, just like Rey, the universally-beloved hero.

Posted by: Revenant at September 21, 2021 12:45 PM (b9Gb2)

114 And there was absolutely a reason to kill off Han Solo and the others.

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There is no doubt in my mind that the only way Harrison Ford agreed to do Force Awakens was if Solo died. He has been most vocal about his distate for the character.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (7JJql)

115
Speaking of genetics and eugenics and nazis...

Fake News org Reuters reported a claim about "scientists" making the "first baby" with its genes "selected."

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (6jtJ7)

116 "They LOVE abortion based on genetic tags. Don't want a boy? Abort. Cystic fibrosis? Abort. "

Yeah, we're definitely starting to see the re-emergence of eugenics front and center and it's not going to end well. Especially with this CRISPR stuff going mainstream.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (B0mGw)

117 Good afternoon, JT. Hope you are having a very good Tuesday!

Posted by: EveR at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (MUpk6)

118 I was super-annoyed that Han was stealing Luke's chick.

Posted by: ace at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (0G13K)


You should be grateful Seth MacFarlane had nothing to do with SW. He would have had Luke and Leia fucking and then finding out they were brother and sister.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (2JVJo)

119 Milo was woke-canned for much less.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (F0YaR)

120 I think it's alright to try to understand how people have these urges. Once understood, if we realize there is nothing they can do about, we should just put them on an island and be done with it.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (vN+oL)

121 There's a simpler reason than that. Harrison Ford hated Han Solo. He felt much more attacked to Indiana Jones. Ford swore that the only way he'd play Solo again would be on the condition that Solo died.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM


"We need to kill off Han Solo because Harrison Ford really doesn't want to play that part anymore. Suggestions?"

"We could give him a heroic sendoff; have him sacrifice himself to save others..."

"How about we have his no-good son kill him by surprise?"

Posted by: Disney Story Group at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (EughT)

122 The right is angry with him for offering sympathy and understanding to pedophiles, and the left is angry with him for saying that being a pedophile is like being gay.

He seems to be saying that pedophilia, like homosexuality, is genetic and, therefore, you cannot control having those desires. He doesn't state that acting on them is okay although he does state, correctly, that if you'd been born in a different place/time, it would have been.

I don't see the comments are particularly sympathetic to pedophilia unless he's correct that it's genetic. I can see why the gays would be upset though. Suggesting that homosexuality arises from a genetic mutation could lead to a search for the specific mutation and a greater acceptance of abortion.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (U7wke)

123 111 In space, bras are not needed.
Posted by: Princess Leia Organa at September 21, 2021 12:45 PM (4I/2K)

Ok, I was wrong, the Star Wars thing started to go down hill after Slave Leia.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (csEWM)

124 I was super-annoyed that Han was stealing Luke's chick.

Posted by: ace at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (0G13K)

i was a Han guy from day one. I at least have that going for me. Back in the day, at least half the people liked Luke. Don't get me wrong, I had the Princess Leia poster. But guys like seeing cool guys onscreen as representatives of the species. I was all about Han on the first day in the theater. His agent picked wisely.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (e1mwr)

125 I know some homosexuals really want this to be true but there's ZERO evidence of any genetic differences in homosexuals as opposed to normal people. None.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

As evidenced by the many, many pairs if identical twins (genetically the same) wherein one is gay and the other is not.
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider

If you are "born that way", then there is no reason to "groom" a non-homosexual.
If it's a choice, then you can choose to be straight.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (OCTRt)

126 "Some people just want to watch the world burn."

Some people just want to watch other people's worlds burn so they can build it back better, but it turns out their ideas suck and millions die.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (B0mGw)

127 They'll use what he said about pedos as the reason he loses his job. The real reason he will have lost his job though is for him calling out the Disney head guy Bob Chapek.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (G2zl5)

128 I am in a book club and we are currently reading God Emperor of Dune, which was published in 1986, which is by my calculation 29 years ago.

Anyway, there is this part in there about "teh gheys" and a guy who is reincarnated from 3500 years ago is in shock. I figure he is the stand in for the squares, shocked by the very existence of gays. In the 80s, it was still pretty outre. I mean, it was a HUGE deal for Tom Hanks to play a gay AIDS victim. It was RARE for a film or TV show to have someone gay in it - and if they were, it was often for comic relief I am looking at you Revenge of the Nerds.

At any rate, in the 80s, a Disney character would not - repeat NOT - come out as gay. Not in the film itself, not in interviews after, not in accidental revelations in the National Enquirer.

And here we are today.

Posted by: blaster at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (mbFEM)

129 =========

When she lets them out. Which doesn't seem to be that often.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:44 PM (LvTSG)


She does appear to have been a victim of an iPhone hack, however......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (Zz0t1)

130 126 "Some people just want to watch the world burn."

Some people just want to watch other people's worlds burn so they can build it back better, but it turns out their ideas suck and millions die.
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (B0mGw)

Tangerine.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (csEWM)

131 Don't forget we're coming for your children.

Metaphorically...and literally.

Posted by: The Gay Men's Choir of SF at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (DpkTQ)

132 Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

Posted by: kathleeen kennedy at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (UHVv4)

133 Of course they do. Isn't abortion MANDATED for Downs babies over in the Netherlands or somewhere?

They LOVE abortion based on genetic tags. Don't want a boy? Abort. Cystic fibrosis? Abort. And on and on and on.
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 12:44 PM (cvNl

Iceland has the mandate.

Some people are aborting over a cleft lip these days. It's evil

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (ONvIw)

134 i was a Han guy from day one. I at least have that going for me. Back in the day, at least half the people liked Luke. Don't get me wrong, I had the Princess Leia poster. But guys like seeing cool guys onscreen as representatives of the species. I was all about Han on the first day in the theater. His agent picked wisely.
Posted by: quint

Han shot ffirst.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (OCTRt)

135 "full of beans"

Shorthand for 'watch out they're ambitious.'

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (mQfG7)

136 Seriously, all you need to do is read The Bible, Shakespeare and Joseph Campbell's, Hero with a thousand masks to mine a lifetime's worth of movies, films and television programming.

And they can't even be bothered to do that.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (/B8gH)

137 Speaking of genetics and eugenics and nazis...

Fake News org Reuters reported a claim about "scientists" making the "first baby" with its genes "selected."
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (6jtJ7)
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Gattaca here we come. Yay.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (DCdYk)

138 Tangerine.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:47 PM (csEWM)

I'm now hearing that Sinatra song in my head.

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (ONvIw)

139 Homosexuality, sexual deviancy and pedophilia?

Who knew Eyes Wide Shut was a documentary into the world of the Globalist Masterminds?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (/B8gH)

140 If eugenic is bad, disgenic is worse. Welfare is disgenic.

For a price I can start a fight at your wife's cocktail party. Guaranteed fists in 30 minutes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (nGZc6)

141 "She's full of beans"
**
A girl who is all fart ...er, heart
-----------------------
Full of spunk. I hate spunk.

Posted by: lou grant, cpusa member at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (UHVv4)

142 @58

"Gay as a genetic mutation" is actually the prevailing (non-scientifically proven) belief. "I was born that way", etc... You can't force a gay man to become straight because it's part of his DNA, is the claim.

Of course, advocates then start bragging about how they can make your kids gay in fifteen minutes or less, which would mean that it isn't in the DNA. But that's not the socially acceptable view.

Liu strikes me as someone who thinks he's smarter than he actually is. But the only thing I get out of his comment is that his screen role in which he played a pedophile caused him to come to the conclusion that they way pedophilia is being treated doesn't work.

Posted by: junior at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (GvkRh)

143 He has been most vocal about his distaste for the character.
Posted by: Darth Randall at September 21, 2021 12:46 PM (7JJql)


Which is funny when you consider his career pre-SW. Han Solo made him a star - he would never have done Indiana Jones or any of his other movies nor become a top box office success without that role.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (2JVJo)

144 I guess the whole correlation between childhood sexual abuse and pedophilia is now discounted?
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (Ib1Cd)


Depends on who's paying for the research, I guess.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (U7wke)

145
Some people are aborting over a cleft lip these days. It's evil


One of the early fights between Christians and pagans when the former spread through the Roman empire was the tradition of killing "imperfect" children common in much of the empire.

We are regressing. And at a speed no one could have expected.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (DpkTQ)

146 Good afternoon, JT. Hope you are having a very good Tuesday!
Posted by: EveR

I am ! Getting some stuff done, having a bite to eat and I hear a nap whispering my name !

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (arJlL)

147 Han shot ffirst.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (OCTRt)

Of course he did. That is at the CORE of his character at that point in his character arc. Without that, you do not have Han Solo.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (csEWM)

148 Brie is plain.

Made up she can be pretty.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (LvTSG)


She'd be prettier if she smiled.

Posted by: blaster at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (mbFEM)

149 Solo had to be killed off because they waited until Ford was a geriatric to make movies in the same timeline.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (QU5/8)

150 I was super-annoyed that Han was stealing Luke's chick.

As I always tell my brother, family first!
Posted by: Angelina Jolie


If she's not good enough for her family, how's she good enough for yours?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (OCTRt)

151 Its nice having someone with credibility attack Star Wars and Disney, almost anyone still working in the business doesn't dare do it because it would be a career ender.

Something like 3 out of 5 "big budget" movies are from a Disney studio, who's brave enough shut themselves out of that, unless they are already retired and don't care.

Posted by: Blago at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (PwNLq)

152 "Full of spunk. I hate spunk."

I find that hard to swallow.

Posted by: Cackles at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (B0mGw)

153 That's why you write a standard contract locking them in to 10 pictures, that you can end at any given time for xxx $.
With the popularity of Star Wars, they could have afforded it.


Sure, but Ford is pretty famous for giving quarter-assed performances if he's not into it. See the Blade Runner epilogue or his entire performance in Firewall.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 21, 2021 12:51 PM (UW2ZS)

154 Who knew Eyes Wide Shut was a documentary into the world of the Globalist Masterminds?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (/B8gH)

I am starting to think Kubrick did.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:51 PM (csEWM)

155 It could be that the members of the ruling class tho they may not gather for the purposes of organization do have a sort of guide to set their path on the things they do.

One thing in the guide is to destroy any and all stories or examples of morals, fighting tyranny, believing in a God and having faith that are cherished by the middle and lower classes.

You'll notice that in the last 40 years or so Hollywood (the prime center of propaganda creation and production starting in WWII) has taken and produced many many stories that knock all of those stories out by refutation or outright twisting of their meaning. This is not to effect those that hold those principles but to effect the young of those people growing up. And we see the result.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 21, 2021 12:51 PM (aayoh)

156 Yeah, it was weird as hell. They've all fallen into "Historical Legend" status but then WHAMO they're all there and still alive and it's been like 40 years

It makes me wonder if the original script wasn't meant to be years later, but execs forced all the fan service appearances on them

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:51 PM (KZzsI)

157 Homosexuality, sexual deviancy and pedophilia?

Requirements for being selected as a Dem candidate?

Just a guess.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 12:51 PM (mD/uy)

158 Guaranteed fists in 30 minutes.

Hello, sailor!

Posted by: Hope Solo's Globetrotting Squeakhole at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (2JVJo)

159 Brie is plain.

Made up she can be pretty.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:41 PM (LvTSG)

She'd be prettier if she smiled.

Posted by: blaster at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (mbFEM)

Brie de Meaux is the best variation. But you can only get the real stuff in Europe or outside the US. The pasteurized stuff is a faint example of the product.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (e1mwr)

160 Han shot ffirst.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (OCTRt)

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Technically, since Greedo didn't shoot at all, Han shot first and last.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (kTF2Z)

161 6 Disney turns everything it touches to sh*t, but isn't this too the story of Barack Obama?
Posted by: Flyguy at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (auetc)

Disney actually was great once.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:29 PM (csEWM)

I read an article about 20 years that basically said Disney was a dead film brand from the 70s until the release of the little mermaid. And then the success was only sustained by the partnership with Pixar. Any coincidence that it suffered after Walt's death and after Jobs' death? Maybe they can reimagine the apple dumpling gang for a new generation?

Posted by: Mishdog at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (cqAUI)

162 Damn. The site lost my comments.

I'd heard years ago that somebody in Lucas's circle edited the original SW film to make it tighter. His wife? Makes sense.

I'd like to say that GL is a pretty good writer overall, but it's been too long since I saw American Graffiti. Empire wasn't really Lucas, that was long-time SF and crime writer Leigh Brackett, with a polish by Lawrence Kasdan. It was the one of the original 3 that sang like a good SF novel.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (/XOcP)

163 "This is not to effect those that hold those principles but to effect the young of those people growing up."

You have to be selective in the philosophies you let your children ingest. The left are pushing their views daily.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (B0mGw)

164
Liu strikes me as someone who thinks he's smarter than he actually is. But the only thing I get out of his comment is that his screen role in which he played a pedophile caused him to come to the conclusion that they way pedophilia is being treated doesn't work.
Posted by: junior at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (GvkRh)

I think they need to be locked away if they act on it. They have to repress their "desires" or they can't be in society. No exceptions.

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (ONvIw)

165 Who knew Eyes Wide Shut was a documentary into the world of the Globalist Masterminds?

Um...I did?

I liked the touch where Kubrik used the same mansion in the movie that one of Epstein's child rustlers used.

Oh, and the reporter Kubrik used in the movie also was the first to report Epstein's death

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:53 PM (DpkTQ)

166 148 She'd be prettier if she smiled.
Posted by: blaster at September 21, 2021 12:50 PM (mbFEM)

========

You know who's prettier when she doesn't smile? Lea Seydoux.

Smiling: https://tinyurl.com/ekvewrtv

Not Smiling: https://tinyurl.com/4necbrx9

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 12:53 PM (LvTSG)

167 Are Warhammer books worth reading though?
I thought it was just a game and books are fanfiction

Posted by: Lrrr at September 21, 2021 12:53 PM (/wWsl)

168 Liu submitted a lengthy response stating, "I recently did a show in which I played a pedophile, and did a significant amount of research (clinical studies mind you, not the 'method' stuff) on the disorder and how it's perceived in the media. In the end the role completely changed the way I look at pedophilia and has made me much more sympathetic to anyone who is born with those urges."
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There's his problem, he trusts the "science" which has no rigor and is completely subject to interpretation.

Posted by: zmdavid at September 21, 2021 12:53 PM (xqRaG)

169 Iceland has the mandate.

Some people are aborting over a cleft lip these days. It's evil

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (ONvIw)

Ah, thanks for the gouge. Iceland, Netherlands... Potato Potahto.

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 12:53 PM (cvNl1)

170 Harrison Ford's getting too old for this shit too - production of Indiana Jones 5 has been delayed in part because of a shoulder injury the 80+ year old Ford sustained. He should stick to lecturing people about global warming while he's piloting his jet to get a burger.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 21, 2021 12:54 PM (5aFbR)

171 Are Warhammer books worth reading though?
I thought it was just a game and books are fanfiction


If you want to keep up to date with the latest on Slaanesh can't you just turn on the TV news?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:54 PM (DpkTQ)

172 The other thing: I haven't watched the prequels or sequels to SW. Every review or summary I read gives me the idea that the plot involves destroying something, like the Death Star or Death Star II or III. Not very original. How much would it stink if every Star Trek film or TV series involved a variation on the Doomsday Machine, or defeating Khan?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 12:54 PM (/XOcP)

173 Unless you can consistently argue that sex and sexuality are entirely distinct and that the variables behave independently - and you can't do so, social constructionism notwithstanding, and still maintain "born this way" - then the transexual phenomenon puts paid to the entire "born this way" thesis.

We can easily track transexual identification growing in popularity. It is a fad, and it tracks like a fad (though it is a particularly dangerous one). This development of rising popularity in gender identity logically contradicts the homosexual "born this way" thesis because the two cannot be reconciled. If transexualism is accepted and protected, then a lot of the law around homosexuality is invalid. It is a choice, and it is subject to cure or suppression. If it isn't, and if "born this way" is true, then the law around transexualism is invalid because it is a choice and subject to cure or suppression.

The two cannot be reconciled, and one threatens the other.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:54 PM (DCdYk)

174 >>>ESB is Empire Strikes Back.

Your nerd card has been revoked and your wizard staff broken.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2021 12:40 PM (nGZc6)

======

I did not know this. I always thought it was referred to it as Ep. 5, if using shorthand.

Posted by: I don't like my nic at September 21, 2021 12:54 PM (q1Yqp)

175
The Science®

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (6jtJ7)

176 167 Are Warhammer books worth reading though?
I thought it was just a game and books are fanfiction
Posted by: Lrrr at September 21, 2021 12:53 PM (/wWsl)

I have heard people say that some of the books are good. Not really my universe. I love the Last Stand idea, but 40K (and Warhammer in general) takes it to an extreme that kind of loses something for me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (csEWM)

177

Just think about the Super Businessman Duo of Kennedy and Iger incurring BILLIONS AND BILLIONS in losses because of this deal.

It is literally the worst business deal in history, maybe worse than IBM and Microsoft...

Just an absolute disaster, a mess of a business deal. They had no idea what they were doing and should be ashamed for what they did.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (4WPW/)

178 Mesa County, Colorado Clerk and Recorder Tina M. Peters has submitted a forensic examination report to the Mesa County commissioners. The report shows that a massive amount of election data was deleted and destroyed by the office of the Democrat Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Dominion Voting Systems, which performed a supposed system upgrade on the voting equipment in May.

I have many questions:
1) How did they get to the equipment?
WAN, LAN, Internet, Physical Insertion?
2) Why would you upgrade equipment that will not be needed for almost 18 years?
3) Why would you have the application and data stored on the same drive or same partition?
4) Why would the County let the Secretary of State and contractor even touch their equipment?

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (yrol0)

179 111 In space, bras are not needed.
Posted by: Princess Leia Organa at September 21, 2021 12:45 PM (4I/2K)

You can't stay weightless forever.

Posted by: Barbarella at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (v0R5T)

180 Harrison Ford's getting too old for this shit too - production of Indiana Jones 5 has been delayed in part because of a shoulder injury the 80+ year old Ford sustained.

He should stick to lecturing people about global warming while he's piloting his jet to get a burger.
Posted by: Thrawn


Not with the way he flies.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (OCTRt)

181 Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones and the Adult Diapers of Doom

Posted by: Hardwood Floors R Us at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (Bmy3R)

182 Disney bought the Star Wars name and franchise, and it's now a Disney property lock stock and barrel.

They didn't do it to make good movies that tell the stories the Star Wars fans want.

They did it to make money. That's it.
To make money.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 12:56 PM (z79tQ)

183 I wrote Star Wars off when they invented the Ewok. A creature that elicits some innate internal and somewhat suppressed urge to shoot it in the furry face.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 21, 2021 12:38 PM (o2MD2)

Ace is standing right here, ya' know.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 21, 2021 12:56 PM (dfRN6)

184 Yes, of course, people who ruin children's lives and harm them aka, pedophiles need -

sympathy.

Sympathy or a bullet in the brain. One or the other.

Mostly, a bullet in the brain.

Okay. Exclusively a bullet in the brain.

Limu Emu Simu Liu really doesn't want a Hollywood career any more, does he?

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 12:56 PM (5NkmN)

185 30. It's a sexual disorientation, like a broken compass pointing south instead of north. It is part of the categories of sexual deviancy, i.e deviancy from normal heterosexuality and procreation. Many things could cause such a disorientation (like early abuse and grooming that "breaks the compass"), but mutants or genetic disabilities, they are not.

Posted by: Dr. Titanium Whitey, J.D. at September 21, 2021 12:56 PM (i6shs)

186 You have to be selective in the philosophies you let your children ingest. The left are pushing their views daily.
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:52 PM (B0mGw)

Yep, and television and teachers are sneaky, so are the kiddie lit people.
I know it's "just me" but I saw that as a philosophical theme in Mimsy were the Borogoves. The kids found mysterious toys and the first thing the toys got them to do (though it is never explicit) is lie to your parents about the toys. Then the toys separated the kids from the family, but only when the kids were young enough not to have another value system firmly in place. People do not establish value systems the way they used to.

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 12:57 PM (ONvIw)

187 To be more precise, Campbell wrote The Hero With a Thousand Faces.

Which is why Anakin and Rey completely fail. Mary/Marty Sue characters reduce everything to a bad Saturday afternoon matinee of gorillas in diving helmets taking over the world.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 12:57 PM (mQfG7)

188 49 Assume it's true, just for the purposes of a thought experiment. Assume there is a "gay gene" and we identify it.

hello, sailor!

Posted by: Cheerful Eugene at September 21, 2021 12:57 PM (v3pYe)

189 They did it to make money. That's it.
To make money.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 12:56 PM (z79tQ)

No, I think that's wrong. The suits made them to make money. The people making them (Kennedy, Johnson, et al) did it to make themselves feel good and to hell with if it made money.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:57 PM (csEWM)

190 nobody wants anyone to be allowed to selectively kill children over genetic tags.

Oh really?

Posted by: 1Million Chinese Girls at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (DibdT)

191 Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 12:56 PM (5NkmN)

Sympathy is validating, they need a permanent societal banhammer

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (ONvIw)

192 Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones and the Adult Diapers of Doom

Posted by: Hardwood Floors R Us at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (Bmy3R)

Indiana Jones Gets a Reverse Mortgage

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (cvNl1)

193 He then noted, "From a biological standpoint it's no different than being gay -- a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preferences.

That's terrible. How could he say such a thing? Doesn't he realize he's a good 10 years too early to be an earnest lefty just looking out for the latest oppressed group?
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 12:32 PM (DpkTQ)

==========================
Is it genetics and you are born that way?
Is it a choice?
Or is it impressed and learned behavior?
Or all of the above. Different People, Different Outcomes? Some may be treatable? Some may be beyond treatment?

Posted by: rd at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (Z32m1)

194 Indiana Jones Chokes on a Werthers

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (Bmy3R)

195 This pretty Asian girl thinks that Mary Sue-driven Disney Star Wars sucks, and that Simu Liu is a pedophile apologist and shit heel:
https://is.gd/UG3Qv8

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (DCdYk)

196 Indiana Jones and the Early Bird Special.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (kTF2Z)

197 > Harrison Ford's getting too old for this shit too - production of Indiana Jones 5 has been delayed in part because of a shoulder injury the 80+ year old Ford sustained.

Ford has been seriously banged up in his life. How many plane crashes has he been in now? At least two, right? And he had a hydraulic door close on him and break his leg on the set of Force Awakens.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (UW2ZS)

198 Indiana Jones and the Awkwardly Pleasurable Colonoscopy.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (QU5/8)

199 Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones and the Adult Diapers of Doom

Posted by: Hardwood Floors R Us


You know the franchise drug on too long when youthful Luke Skywalker looked as old as Yoda in the last one and Carrie Fisher looked like a grandma.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (OCTRt)

200 Which is why Anakin and Rey completely fail. Mary/Marty Sue characters reduce everything to a bad Saturday afternoon matinee of gorillas in diving helmets taking over the world.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 12:57 PM (mQfG7)

Anakin at least faced hardship. I will say that where Anakin fails is that Lucas, in his rush to make Anakin evil, also managed to kill empathy for the character. He's a doofus. Kennedy is malicious.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (csEWM)

201 "Mimsy"

I don't know what this movie is, but now I want to watch it.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (B0mGw)

202 You will find no greater advocate for boobs than I, but... it is never just boobs.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:45 PM (csEWM)

Brie could have let that butt out, too. But it wasn't ever going to leave home no matter how much she tried crowbar it out...some things just are flat out not leaving the nest.

Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (5iUNf)

203 So you're saying in Kennedy's mind, she's this untalented, untrained hack who somehow has all the powers? That would definitely explain the last trilogy.
Posted by: squid_hunt

Dayum!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (OssQ4)

204 I read an article about 20 years that basically said Disney was a dead film brand from the 70s until the release of the little mermaid.

They pretty much were. Their last big hit was like Fantasia, their animated stuff was getting worse and worse, they had few live action films coming out (although The Black Hole was actually pretty good) and Little Mermaid was a smash hit. Why?

They went back to what had made their success in the early years: reteling a faerie tale with great songs. These days they are just making up faerie tales now, and they aren't as good but are popular.

Frozen was boring and poorly written, but its a HUGE hit with special snowflake girls.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (KZzsI)

205
Disney: "Entrust us with your young son or daughter and we'll deliver to you in a short span of years a pedophile or a whore - totes for real!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (pNxlR)

206 Why can't Hollywood come up with new stuff?

Why do they have to ruin and drive into the ground stuff that was fantastic 40 years ago?

Have they no imagination? Nothing original? Have all the good stories already been written?

I think they are intellectually lazy. Couldn't pull a thought out of their brains to save their lives.

And this pedo crap. If I ever have the privilege of grandchildren and anyone even LOOKS at them with malicious intent, they are dead.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (U2p+3)

207 Indiana Jones 5: Quest for the Bed Pan.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (mQfG7)

208 "Carrie Fisher looked like a grandma."

But grandma could still party!

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (B0mGw)

209 Who knew Eyes Wide Shut was a documentary into the world of the Globalist Masterminds?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 21, 2021


***
I was not a Kubrick fan when I rented EWS. Nicole Kidman was the draw for me. But then the story, this peculiar odyssey by night of Cruise's character, pulled me in and gave me the creeps. I didn't really miss her character much.

Since then I've come to admire some of Kubrick's work, like The Killing and spartacus.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (/XOcP)

210 From a biological standpoint it's no different than being gay -- a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preferences.

Hey everyone, talking about me again?

Posted by: Muhammed at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (DpkTQ)

211 Anakin at least faced hardship.

Yeah, all that sand. Poor lad.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (QU5/8)

212 The Army of the God Emperor (which he used mostly as a police force) were not Gay. They were Bi. They were expected to bear children dedicated to the God Emperor. They went thru that stage in the Army as part of their "training" and that it created stronger bonds within. Tho the God Emperor makes comments about how Gays were the best Assault battalions. (don't know if that's claim is true but that's where "Gay" is mentioned)

Posted by: jakee308 at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (aayoh)

213 Indiana Jones fell and he can't get up.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (AiZBA)

214 Yeah, all that sand. Poor lad.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (QU5/

Not like you. You're smooth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (csEWM)

215 And this pedo crap. If I ever have the privilege of grandchildren and anyone even LOOKS at them with malicious intent, they are dead.
Posted by: nurse ratched


I've already told my wife, I'll rock prison orange.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (OCTRt)

216 You never come back from midgets in Ewok suits with zippers up the back. You can't recover from that.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (uia9V)

217 Mark Hamill did have Corvette Summer though. I will give him that.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (e1mwr)

218 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (QU5/

Not like you. You're smooth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (csEWM)

Smooth, asymmetrical balls?

Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (cvNl1)

219 11 "Now, we all know that taking advantage of minors is wrong. Disgusting and vile, even. But with the exception of Germany we are going about it completely COMPLETELY the wrong way. It's like we having learned anything by studying homosexuality -- we're talking about exploring the same "cures" to pedophilia as we were about homosexuality 20 years ago, a la conversion therapy and whatnot," Liu wrote.
++++
Nice. What a guy. He's available as a babysitter, right? Where do I get in line?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:29 PM (DCdYk)

This is bonkers, by the way. Keep in mind that there was a *recent* story about a German research scandal where foster children were placed with these predators, with 100% predictable results:

https://archive.is/biNTu

(New Yorker article, but links to Archive, not the New Yorker)

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (63mUi)

220 Tho the God Emperor makes comments about how Gays were the best Assault battalions.

Presumably Herbert is getting this from the historical Sacred Band.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (DpkTQ)

221 Liu strikes me as someone who thinks he's smarter than he actually is. But the only thing I get out of his comment is that his screen role in which he played a pedophile caused him to come to the conclusion that they way pedophilia is being treated doesn't work.
Posted by: junior at September 21, 2021 12:49 PM (GvkRh)


Next we'll have some actress address Congress over a farm bill because she played a farmer's wife.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (U7wke)

222 The two cannot be reconciled, and one threatens the other.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:54 PM (DCdYk)

Are you trying to use facts and logic to "own the libs"?
Years ago I've found that to be an impossible task.
As long as the cultural left owns the mass and pop media, all manner of contradiction will stand side by side wielding power against whatever it is they hate until they've nobody to eat but themselves.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (z79tQ)

223 208 "Carrie Fisher looked like a grandma."

But grandma could still party!
Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (B0mGw)

"These aren't the drugs you're looking for."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (vuisn)

224 "The Army of the God Emperor were not Gay. They were Bi."

Don't care. Had orgy.

Posted by: Duncan Idaho at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (B0mGw)

225 217 Mark Hamill did have Corvette Summer though. I will give him that.
Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (e1mwr)

========

Also Britannia Hospital.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (LvTSG)

226 nobody wants anyone to be allowed to selectively kill children over genetic tags.

Context is truly amazing, if read and comprehended. I was arguing that IF they discovered that sexuality was determined by genetics THEN nobody would want that to happen.

But hey, pick an isolated quote out and hammer it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (KZzsI)

227 Indiana Jones and the Hurrycane.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (IukSd)

228 Fish Speakers was the name of the armed forced I believe. Originally derived from the bodyguard of Alia.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (aayoh)

229
Like fucking Locusts, they are.
They're ALL parroting the "why don't we care about any missing black people!!" Narrative, now. It's like a Cascade.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (6jtJ7)

230 no more Han jokes. The reverse mortgage guy won.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (e1mwr)

231 Pedophiles are born with those urges? I thought they were born with urges to becomes rich and famous or with urges to become politicians or FBI agents!

Posted by: John Smith at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (frfx6)

232 Indiana Jones fell and he can't get up.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV



Indiana Jones: "Where's the beef?"

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (OCTRt)

233 I know it's "just me" but I saw that as a philosophical theme in Mimsy were the Borogoves. The kids found mysterious toys and the first thing the toys got them to do (though it is never explicit) is lie to your parents about the toys. Then the toys separated the kids from the family, but only when the kids were young enough not to have another value system firmly in place. People do not establish value systems the way they used to.
Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021


***
It's been a while since I read the original 1940s story, but I think that was all part of the story there too, not just in the modern version.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (/XOcP)

234 It's a fair point. The Hollywood Left of the 1970s is somewhere to the Right of Louis XIV by today's standards. The cultural Marxists moved the Overton window all the way Left, then shattered it, then ripped the casing out of the wall. Mao would be like "hey guys... I'm a yuuuge Commie, but don't you think this is a bit much??"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (2+1Oy)

235 Keep in mind that there was a *recent* story about a German research scandal where foster children were placed with these predators, with 100% predictable results:

Russia stopped allowing gay adoption of Russian kids after a similiar scandal back in 2012. And that is why they are the worst country ever to the FNM

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (DpkTQ)

236 Oh really?
Posted by: 1Million Chinese Girls at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (DibdT)

I think you are off by 20x

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (yrol0)

237 217 Mark Hamill did have Corvette Summer though. I will give him that.
Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (e1mwr)

That... is one murdered and butchered corvette. God. It is like seeing a beautiful woman with too much plastic surgery. Who knew the Mako body could look that ugly?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (csEWM)

238 It's what happens when ever any business gets really successful, and money is no longer a daily threat.

"Okay, now that we've made our money, it's time to give something back. We can educate the audience, about things like trans rights and they're all racists."

Posted by: Beckoningchasm phone at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (QsJUA)

239 Indiana Jones and the Nigerian Prince E-Mails of Doom

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (Bmy3R)

240 Since then I've come to admire some of Kubrick's work, like The Killing and spartacus.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (/XOcP)

A.I. is the tale of two directors...the first part directed by Kubrick was touched by his fading genius...the last half done by a totally commercialized Spielberg was a complete dumpster fire....

Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (5iUNf)

241 218 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (QU5/

Not like you. You're smooth.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (csEWM)

Smooth, asymmetrical balls?
Posted by: Dr. Washington Nearsider, Fuck Joe Biden at September 21, 2021 01:01 PM (cvNl1)

Hah! Well played. *golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (csEWM)

242 If there's one place I expect there to be sympathy for pedophiles, it's Disney. Also nickelodeon

Posted by: brak at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (I4hmj)

243 nobody wants anyone to be allowed to selectively kill children over genetic tags.

Oh really?
Posted by: 1Million Chinese Girls at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (DibdT)
-------------------------------
I know. Right?

Posted by: iceland's down syndrome kids at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (UHVv4)

244 " Indiana Jones and the Nigerian Prince E-Mails of Doom"

I belong in a museum!

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (B0mGw)

245 240 A.I. is the tale of two directors...the first part directed by Kubrick was touched by his fading genius...the last half done by a totally commercialized Spielberg was a complete dumpster fire....
Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (5iUNf)

=========

The first third and final third are all Kubrick, including the ending.

The middle third is the part that Kubrick never quite figured out and is mostly Spielberg.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (LvTSG)

246 Hamil was in The Big Red One as well

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (M+Lyo)

247
The same people who yesterday and the day before yesterday and the day before that NEVER said a word about "missing black girls" and NEVER gave a shit before, are now fake-wailing about all the "attention" "we" are giving to a "missing" "model-thin" "blond" "white" girl.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (6jtJ7)

248 The Force Awakens started interestingly (although the "stop a blaster bolt in the air" thing annoyed me). Then it just turned into a reboot of A New Hope with another boring Sith Empire, a cheap, childish knockoff of Darth Vader, and yet another Death Star (but bigger this time!).

That black storm trooper guy? Potential to be the most interesting new Star Wars character ever. Instead he was a very minor side character reduced to comic relief.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (KZzsI)

249 That... is one murdered and butchered corvette. God. It is like seeing a beautiful woman with too much plastic surgery. Who knew the Mako body could look that ugly?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:03 PM (csEWM)

And Annie Potts

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (yrol0)

250 Mary/Marty Sue characters reduce everything to a bad Saturday afternoon matinee of gorillas in diving helmets taking over the world.

Yes! To be like the hu-man! To laugh! Feel! Want! Why are these things not in the plan?

Posted by: Ro-Man at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (2JVJo)

251 If there's one place I expect there to be sympathy for pedophiles, it's Disney. Also nickelodeon

If Gaia didn't want us to bang tweens she wouldn't give us so many hot ones whose parents are desperate for them to be a star would she?

Posted by: Disney/nick producers at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (DpkTQ)

252 Are you trying to use facts and logic to "own the libs"?
Years ago I've found that to be an impossible task.
As long as the cultural left owns the mass and pop media, all manner of contradiction will stand side by side wielding power against whatever it is they hate until they've nobody to eat but themselves.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (z79tQ)
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No, they will change nothing despite their bankrupt philosophy. If there is some normal person out there, however, who never considered the inherent contradiction, maybe it will open his eyes a bit and add to that opposing mass.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (DCdYk)

253 Build your own Star Wars Mrs Lucas.

Oh wait...

Posted by: MJ at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (zwDuR)

254 I saw the one where Luke discorporated. That was the last one for me.

Posted by: Eromero at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (0OP+5)

255 Han shot ffirst.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (OCTRt)

That's what Leia said! (YKWIMAINYD)

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (w9Wax)

256 Indiana Jones and the Matlock marathon.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (IukSd)

257 AI should have ended when David escapes from his creator who does not realize what a miracle he has wrought.

AI and Frankenstein are book ends of the same basic idea.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (mQfG7)

258 Next we'll have some actress address Congress over a farm bill because she played a farmer's wife.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (U7wke)


Why not? Most legislators pass laws as experts on the subject from something a friend or family member told them that then was verified by an intern who checked on wikipedia.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (wAnMi)

259 @240

>>A.I. is the tale of two directors.

AI is really too sad to watch more than once.

There are a lot of films like that but for some reason, I find that film profoundly sad.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (/B8gH)

260 The two cannot be reconciled, and one threatens the other.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 21, 2021 12:54 PM


Not a problem!
"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."

Posted by: George O. at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (EughT)

261 Hamil was in The Big Red One as well

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (M+Lyo)

ahh, i forgot that. great flick there.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (e1mwr)

262 The thing about Kathleen Kennedy, she has lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When her movie comes at ya, she doesn't seem to be livin'... And you hear the awful high-pitched screamin.

Posted by: The Other Quint at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (AD14M)

263 AI and Frankenstein are book ends of the same basic idea.

Is there were we start talking about David from Prometheus?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (DpkTQ)

264 nobody wants anyone to be allowed to selectively kill children over genetic tags.

Oh really?
Posted by: 1Million Chinese Girls at September 21, 2021 12:58 PM (DibdT)


Our Bodies, Our Choice

Posted by: 20 million US Black Women at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (Z32m1)

265 I hate Full Metal Jacket. I have come to hate 2001. Pretentious, just wrong and almost malevolently so about people.

Love the Shining. The implied world building. Tension. Excellent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (csEWM)

266 Indiana Jones Pays for His Groceries by Check

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (Bmy3R)

267 If 16pc Extra Crispy Buckets with cole slaw and mashed potatoes are outlawed, only outlaws will have 16pc Extra Crispy Buckets with cole slaw and mashed potatoes.

Posted by: SMOD at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (RHGPo)

268
I'll give a $1,000.00 to anyone on twitter bitching about the murdered gabby petito who was actually doing something about "all the missing black girls" before Petito made the news.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (6jtJ7)

269 "That black storm trooper guy? Potential to be the most interesting new Star Wars character ever."

He was just there to make the little Rey wannabes feel sexy. They'd date him in college, but they'd never actually marry him.

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (B0mGw)

270 They're ALL parroting the "why don't we care about any missing black people!!"

I mean, they're not wrong but... they didn't care either. Where's their story about a missing black girl to counter this narrative?

Its like BLM which has raised like a billion dollars since being formed. Point to one single instance where they have done anything whatsoever positive for black lives. ONE.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)

271 > I read an article about 20 years that basically said Disney was a dead film brand from the 70s until the release of the little mermaid.

Hey, Fox and the Hound was great. Wait, no, it wasn't great, but at least it scarred many children's childhood.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (UW2ZS)

272 Also Britannia Hospital.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (LvTSG)


Oy! That one rivals "Prometheus" in quality as the destroyer of a popular series.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (5NkmN)

273 I'll give a $1,000.00 to anyone on twitter bitching about the murdered gabby petito who was actually doing something about "all the missing black girls" before Petito made the news.

Doing something about the missing people in America's urban shit holes would mean arresting people in America's urban shit holes.

And I've been told that's racist.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (DpkTQ)

274 3 The only one you can save Star Wars now is Spike Lee.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 21, 2021 12:27 PM (zSN/Y)


No. There is another.


Quentin Tarantino.

Posted by: a.moron at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (tu3iY)

275 Not a problem!
"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."
Posted by: George O. at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (EughT)

Judges would have also accepted cognitive dissonance.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (yrol0)

276 Hamil was in The Big Red One as well
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 21, 2021


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I always thought Hamill was a very good actor. That horrifying sequence when he meets and finds out who Vader is, and Vader lops off his hand . . . wow.

By all accounts, his voice performance on the animated Batman series as the Joker is very highly rated by fans.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (/XOcP)

277 Indiana Jones and the Hoveround.

Posted by: Ro-Man at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (2JVJo)

278 272 Also Britannia Hospital.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (LvTSG)

Oy! That one rivals "Prometheus" in quality as the destroyer of a popular series.
Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (5NkmN)

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If...you consider the first movie the start of a series, I guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (LvTSG)

279 "AI and Frankenstein are book ends of the same basic idea."

With what premise? Why does God hate me?

Posted by: squid_hunt at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (B0mGw)

280 Since then I've come to admire some of Kubrick's work, like The Killing and spartacus.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:00 PM (/XOcP)

I just watched The Killing. Was awful, like a student film where the student had enough money to shoot a film but not enough talent to make a film.

A Clockwork Orange is where it's at.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (KbCG3)

281 "Maybe a cool conservative could start their own movie making studio and produce movies people want to watch."


Ben Shapiro will not save us from crappy movies.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (4thlk)

282 255 Han shot ffirst.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 12:48 PM (OCTRt)

That's what Leia said! (YKWIMAINYD)
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 21, 2021 01:05 PM (w9Wax)

I will say, the porn parody of the Force Awakens was no joke better than the movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (csEWM)

283 @265

>>Love the Shining.

I've watched The Shining far too many times that it now feels like a comedy and I cannot watch it anymore.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 21, 2021 01:09 PM (/B8gH)

284
Ben Shapiro will not save us from crappy movies.


Ever notice his initial are BS?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:09 PM (DpkTQ)

285 Is the original Star Wars even available without the added CGI?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:09 PM (U2p+3)

286 @199 rickb223-I wonder if Mark Hamil had a drug or alcohol problem because he sure did age roughly.

Unfortunately for Carrie Fisher women age like milk. Good thing two ruggedly handsome dudes like us have aged like wine, huh?

So glad I'm not a woman.

Posted by: JROD at September 21, 2021 01:09 PM (0jZnq)

287 I think Mark Hammill's best performance was on The Star Wars Holiday Special when he desplayed his extra-long coke-snortin' fingernail for all to see. "That bitch Leia ain't the only coke hooverer around here!"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:09 PM (Bmy3R)

288 Its like BLM which has raised like a billion dollars since being formed. Point to one single instance where they have done anything whatsoever positive for black lives. ONE.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)

Weve burned through about $20 T on welfare and I have never met one person that told me how great it was to be owned like a slave.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (yrol0)

289 285 Is the original Star Wars even available without the added CGI?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:09 PM (U2p+3)

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Not officially. The Despecialized version is downloadable and a fan project to recreate the original releases for home video. It's kind of a constant in work process.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (LvTSG)

290 I hate Full Metal Jacket. I have come to hate 2001. Pretentious, just wrong and almost malevolently so about people.

Love the Shining. The implied world building. Tension. Excellent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (csEWM)

I hate it too though I love R. Lee.Ermey. I even like the lead though he is a lefty. I have a particular reason to remember that film that i have mentioned here before. But I do hate that movie the more times I watch it. I hate Platoon way more, I can't stand the film. My favorite 'nam movie is the almost never mentioned flick,Uncommon Valor. Sure it is not technically a 'nam movie, but you know what I mean.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (e1mwr)

291 Indiana Jones and his fifth trip to the bathroom last night.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (IukSd)

292 Indiana Jones and the Missing EBT Card

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (Zz0t1)

293 Is the original Star Wars even available without the added CGI?

Maybe used. We have both, I kinda like the added little stuff. Its mostly background.

The only part they added in that didn't work for me was the scene where Han Solo talks to Jabba the Hutt in the spaceport. Jabba is like 2 feet tall and while he's supposed to be a hologram, he doesn't look like one, and Han steps on his "tail" at one point.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (KZzsI)

294 I guess what I am trying to say is that Kubrick had an ability to set a tone like few others- I just hate the tone of FMJ and 2001.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:11 PM (csEWM)

295 Indiana Jones Kicks Those Damn Neighbor Kids Off His Lawn

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:11 PM (Bmy3R)

296 Unfortunately for Hamill it was during Corvette Summer that he got into an accident and required plastic surgery.

Hence him being attacked by the Yeti monster on Hoth, hand wave away his changed appearance.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:11 PM (mQfG7)

297 I just watched The Killing. Was awful, like a student film where the student had enough money to shoot a film but not enough talent to make a film.

A Clockwork Orange is where it's at.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021


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The Killing is a good solid paperback crime novel, the kind of thing Fawcett Gold Medal did so well in the '50s and '60s.

I've never seen Orange, and I couldn't read it when I tried years ago. Perhaps I need to try again.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:11 PM (/XOcP)

298 290 I hate Full Metal Jacket. I have come to hate 2001. Pretentious, just wrong and almost malevolently so about people.

Love the Shining. The implied world building. Tension. Excellent.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (csEWM)

I hate it too though I love R. Lee.Ermey. I even like the lead though he is a lefty. I have a particular reason to remember that film that i have mentioned here before. But I do hate that movie the more times I watch it. I hate Platoon way more, I can't stand the film. My favorite 'nam movie is the almost never mentioned flick,Uncommon Valor. Sure it is not technically a 'nam movie, but you know what I mean.
Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (e1mwr)

Full Metal Jacket: best first half of a movie I've ever seen. The second half - meh.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 21, 2021 01:11 PM (63mUi)

299 I always liked Han and Luke. They both had appealing characteristics and arcs that people could follow. Both had flaws and grow.

I saw a decent character study on Luke a while back. How even he sees himself as the hero. And part of his journey is that he needs to give up that goal to be the hero if he wants to become a Jedi. And how he isn't even a traditional hero because in each movie he needs to be saved by someone else. How in Return of the Jedi it is a journey for him to be acknowledged as a Jedi like his father.

https://youtu.be/NvlWSsZwLn0

Posted by: Buzzion at September 21, 2021 01:11 PM (G2zl5)

300 285 Is the original Star Wars even available without the added CGI?
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:09 PM (U2p+3)

I saw on a podcast that you can get a blu-ray of the original theatrical cuts somewhere. It was the last Friday Night Tights with Chris Gore.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (csEWM)

301 Indiana Jones and the Flat Hoveround Tire.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (ADzAA)

302 I getting kind of tired of this Star Trek nerd stuff.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (yrol0)

303 Unfortunately for Carrie Fisher women age like milk. Good thing two ruggedly handsome dudes like us have aged like wine, huh?

So glad I'm not a woman.
Posted by: JROD


She wasn't bad, but she was no Golda Meir.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (OCTRt)

304 I liked that Princess Lea fell for Han. Love triangles are always fun. Of course, Luke was her brother, so there is that yuck factor.

Women always want the bad boy.

Sorry, it is true.

Then we grow up and realize the bad boy is often a lazy, no good, narcissistic alcoholic.


Posted by: Czech Chick at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (haWye)

305 Best 'Nam movie - We Were Soldiers.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (DpkTQ)

306 I wonder if Mark Hamil had a drug or alcohol problem because he sure did age roughly.

He had his face reconstructed after his corvette wreck, its why he looks so different between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. I'm pretty sure they added the "Luke gets captured by the Wampa" scene to explain why his face is so messed up.

That didn't get better with age.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (KZzsI)

307 No, I think that's wrong. The suits made them to make money. The people making them (Kennedy, Johnson, et al) did it to make themselves feel good and to hell with if it made money.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 12:57 PM (csEWM)

Quite right, of course. The two things can both be true, however.
Disney doesn't care if original fans like the new movies, only that they make money. As long as corporation can still make a buck off of Leia's bikini, or Skywalker or Solo imagery, as long as people plop down filthy lucre, they don't actually give a shit about anything except making money.

The directors and producers as always in Hollywood, are nuts and sometimes they're genius nuts and sometimes not.
Disney won't let them lose money for their own egos forever.
It's all about the Benji's.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (z79tQ)

308 Wow. So widespread acceptance of aberrant sexual behavior is being presented as the gateway to widespread accepting ped*philia. My stars and garters. Never saw this one coming.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (q8Ta7)

309 As for the 1980 The Shining film, I quote Stephen King himself, who ought to know:

"I consider I handed Stanley Kubrick a live hand grenade . . . and he heroically threw himself on top of it."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (/XOcP)

310 *geek alert*

In the comic adaptation of Star Wars Han's meeting with Jabba is illustrated. Jabba is not a giant slug but a tallish alien looking humanoid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (mQfG7)

311 Indiana Jones and the leaking colostomy bag.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (IukSd)

312 @274

You know, I think QT and Spike Lee could make really good Star Trek films.

Spike Lee is a good director, the problem is he is ate up by race and racism.

I still can't forgive Mookie for throwing that trash can through Sal's Pizzeria window.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (/B8gH)

313 305 Best 'Nam movie - We Were Soldiers.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (DpkTQ)

I liked that one a lot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (csEWM)

314 309 As for the 1980 The Shining film, I quote Stephen King himself, who ought to know:

"I consider I handed Stanley Kubrick a live hand grenade . . . and he heroically threw himself on top of it."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (/XOcP)

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Pissing off Stephen King seems like a plus in my book.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (LvTSG)

315 The next IP to burn in the flames of woke is Indiana Jones.

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at September 21, 2021 01:14 PM (prSvo)

316 Indiana Jones and his fifth trip to the bathroom last night.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable


Indiana Jone and the Prostate the Size of a Grapefruit

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:14 PM (OCTRt)

317
Women always want the bad boy.

Sorry, it is true.

Then we grow up and realize the bad boy is often a lazy, no good, narcissistic alcoholic.


Posted by: Czech Chick at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (haWye)

Sure, then you dump him and move on to the next bad boy because by golly, you can fix him.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 01:14 PM (z79tQ)

318 Also Britannia Hospital.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (LvTSG)

Oy! That one rivals "Prometheus" in quality as the destroyer of a popular series.
Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (5NkmN)

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If...you consider the first movie the start of a series, I guess.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:08 PM (LvTSG)


O, a Lucky Man would.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:14 PM (5NkmN)

319 317
Sure, then you dump him and move on to the next bad boy because by golly, you can fix him.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 01:14 PM (z79tQ)

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The good guys are just kinda boring, you know?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (LvTSG)

320 Indiana Jones and his fifth trip to the bathroom last night.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable

Indiana Jone and the Prostate the Size of a Grapefruit
Posted by: rickb223

Indiana Jones and the Early Bird Special

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (mD/uy)

321 Indiana Jones and the Colonial Penn Insurance Policy

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (/XOcP)

322 Star Wars jumped the shark with Captain Janeway

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (q8Ta7)

323 So widespread acceptance of aberrant sexual behavior is being presented as the gateway to widespread accepting ped*philia. My stars and garters. Never saw this one coming.

Yeah how unexpected and unpredicted by millions. Exactly as Scalia warned.

In the comic adaptation of Star Wars Han's meeting with Jabba is illustrated. Jabba is not a giant slug but a tallish alien looking humanoid.

I don't remember that, but I remember being so disappointed with the art I just stopped reading the comic. Really? This is your hot movie licensing deal and you couldn't get your best artists to work on it?

Of course, when they got the contract and made the comic, nobody knew Star Wars was going to be that huge.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

324 Ace, boss man? Have you seen the meme on Facebook about the 56 container ships sitting off the port of Long Beach?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (OCTRt)

325 Ghost Ship. Best movie evah.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (uia9V)

326 The middle third is the part that Kubrick never quite figured out and is mostly Spielberg.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:04 PM (LvTSG)

My critique stands...Kubrick was dying when production of A.I started...the first 40 minutes or so had a lot of Kubrick's direction touches, it was understated, interesting and played out without trying to play into sloppy emotions...the rest of the film, not so much. I don't think Kubrick directed anything past the first 40 minutes, he might have helped collaborate on the last third, but it bears none of his hallmark restraint and direction style.

Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (5iUNf)

327 No. There is another.

Quentin Tarantino.
Posted by: a.moron

I happened to watch Desperado last weekend and was surprised to see Quentin acting in it. Wow, he was terrible. Pulled me right out of the movie.

Posted by: Biergood at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (FQWHA)

328 321 Indiana Jones and the Colonial Penn Insurance Policy
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (/XOcP)

Indiana Jones and the Reverse Mortgage

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (csEWM)

329 @306 Christopher R Taylor-Thanks for the clarification.

Posted by: JROD at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (0jZnq)

330 Indiana Jones and the Give Back Benefit

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (Zz0t1)

331 The only part they added in that didn't work for me was the scene where Han Solo talks to Jabba the Hutt in the spaceport. Jabba is like 2 feet tall and while he's supposed to be a hologram, he doesn't look like one, and Han steps on his "tail" at one point.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (KZzsI)


He was not supposed to be a hologram. They decided to fit Jabba into the space that the original stand in actor was for him and Han walked around him. So they chose to make him smaller with the idea that from Star Wars to RoTJ his size increased massively. And they had Han step on his tail so they could still include the walk around.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (G2zl5)

332 160 Technically, since Greedo didn't shoot at all, Han shot first and last.

first shot is best shot

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (sGtp+)

333 Ben & Jerry's cums out with new Change Is Brewing BLM flavour. [Coffee and chocolate or something.] Will 'help' Dem bill to use social workers for 'non-dangerous' crime work -- some bill in the House currently from Cori Bush.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (UHVv4)

334 I happened to watch Desperado last weekend and was surprised to see Quentin acting in it. Wow, he was terrible. Pulled me right out of the movie.
Posted by: Biergood at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (FQWHA)

He came off as really, really skeevy in From Dusk Til Dawn as well. Not compelling.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (csEWM)

335 @303 rickb223-LMAO

Posted by: JROD at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (0jZnq)

336 "They could have set the sequel trilogy 100 years or more from the end of the original trilogy."


Or, someone could have developed a different concept into a blockbuster movie, followed by one or two sequels. Lots of space war books and book series are available to use or adapt. But it seems endlessly marketing toys from a never-ending series is more money-making than new-idea movies. Sad.

Posted by: Gref at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (AMIL/)

337 Sure, then you dump him and move on to the next bad boy because by golly, you can fix him.

Years ago I read an article by a married guy, and apparently happily so, that if you take on some parts of the bad boy persona without being the waste of flesh most of them are you can scratch that itch for your female partner.

And...I think it holds up. This is like a less evil version of the "player" mind set.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (DpkTQ)

338 Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 12:55 PM (yrol0)

And why do we allow a FOREIGN owned company to have anything to DO with our elections?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (oHd/0)

339 As for the 1980 The Shining film, I quote Stephen King himself, who ought to know:

"I consider I handed Stanley Kubrick a live hand grenade . . . and he heroically threw himself on top of it."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:13 PM (/XOcP)

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Pissing off Stephen King seems like a plus in my book.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021


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I wouldn't like it if Kathleen Kennedy or Quentin Tarantino took one of my stories and mangled it; would you? (I know, King made a lot of money selling the film rights. He did get a chance to remake it in 1997, and I like that version a lot.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (/XOcP)

340 The Star Wars setting could be alot of different kinds of movies, but they keep remaking the same damned thing over and over. Other than Rogue One and the Mandalorian, which shows you can make other kinds of films. Its a setting. Make comedies, make mysteries, make family dramas, make romances, make spy stories. Sky's the limit. Stop making The One True Jedi Against The Evil Empire for the love of God.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (KZzsI)

341 Indiana Jones and the child proof cap.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (IukSd)

342 326
Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (5iUNf)

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Kubrick didn't direct any of it. He was dead before the completion of post on Eyes Wide Shut, and Spielberg, a friend of Kubrick, decided to make his next project AI in honor of his friend.

There was a mountain of material, including the work of at least five authors Kubrick had hired to help him figure out the story, but he was always stuck on the idea of whether David's love was real or not. He never cracked it to his own satisfaction, so he never developed a completed screenplay.

Spielberg answered the central question quickly (yes, the love is real), and wrote the final draft himself. He directed the whole thing, but the greatest influences on the story from Kubrick are the first and final thirds.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (LvTSG)

343 I know I'm a dude but I'm pretty open minded and I don't see what's attractive about narcissists. They are vile, and toxic to be around for anything more than about 20 minutes.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (q8Ta7)

344 327 I happened to watch Desperado last weekend and was surprised to see Quentin acting in it. Wow, he was terrible. Pulled me right out of the movie.
Posted by: Biergood at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM (FQWHA)

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He's in an episode of The Golden Girls.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (LvTSG)

345 Next we'll have some actress address Congress over a farm bill because she played a farmer's wife.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 01:02 PM (U7wke)

Why not? Most legislators pass laws as experts on the subject from something a friend or family member told them that then was verified by an intern who checked on wikipedia.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 21, 2021 01:06 PM (wAnMi)


Perhaps you are unaware. This has already happened. https://bit.ly/3zwyJtP

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (U7wke)

346 Indiana Jones and AARP.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (mD/uy)

347 And they had Han step on his tail so they could still include the walk around.
Posted by: Buzzion at September 21, 2021 01:16 PM


Nobody, except for Kathleen Kennedy, wanted the original script's Jabba reach around.

Posted by: Han Solo at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (a3Q+t)

348 I mean narcissists do make you their pet so I suppose there's women who really dig that. For a time.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (q8Ta7)

349 Or, someone could have developed a different concept into a blockbuster movie, followed by one or two sequels. Lots of space war books and book series are available to use or adapt. But it seems endlessly marketing toys from a never-ending series is more money-making than new-idea movies. Sad.
Posted by: Gref at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (AMIL/)

Yeah, the Honor Harrington Series is up to... what... 40 or so total books? And that's a Strong Female Character, that actually has a back story that makes sense.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (oHd/0)

350 A SF trilogy I would like to see...That Hideous Strength.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (DpkTQ)

351
Sure, then you dump him and move on to the next bad boy because by golly, you can fix him.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at September 21, 2021 01:14 PM (z79tQ)

This is sometimes true with women and has a familial history at times. I've met plenty of women who find an addict like their dear old dad, and try to "correct" mom's mistakes.
You also see this with people finding someone who will be rotten towards them because one or both parents were. That's their comfort zone and they feel distrusting of people who think well of them or who are loving and generous. Nurture, not nature

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (ONvIw)

352 I'm not watching anymore star wars films until they restrict all roles to real jedis and sith

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (ZZK0E)

353 Best 'Nam movie - We Were Soldiers.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (DpkTQ)

a good one for sure.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (e1mwr)

354 He came off as really, really skeevy in From Dusk Til Dawn as well. Not compelling.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021


***
I thought "skeevy" was in the job description for that character. He was something of a pedophile, as I recall -- he really had the eye for the daughter in the family they kidnap, and his brother, Clooney's character, had to rein him in hard.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (/XOcP)

355 I mean narcissists do make you their pet so I suppose there's women who really dig that. For a time.

I mean, who wouldn't want to be my pet?

Posted by: Omni Man at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (DpkTQ)

356 Indiana Jones and the Luann Platter.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:19 PM (OCTRt)

357 I wouldn't like it if Kathleen Kennedy or Quentin Tarantino took one of my stories and mangled it; would you? (I know, King made a lot of money selling the film rights. He did get a chance to remake it in 1997, and I like that version a lot.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (/XOcP)

Kubrick took a novel that no one wanted to see or would have gone to see and made it into a near-classic. Steven King should weep in eternal joy that he took on that project.

Posted by: Boswell at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (5iUNf)

358 He's in an episode of The Golden Girls.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (LvTSG)

Playing an Elvis impersonator I believe

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (q8Ta7)

359 I wouldn't like it if Kathleen Kennedy or Quentin Tarantino took one of my stories and mangled it; would you?

From what I can tell Kubrick made a much better story out of it, but i'm not exactly a Stephen King fan. I know he hated The Shining.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (KZzsI)

360
Speaking of that...Criterion is really slacking off in not acquiring and publishing a blu-ray/4k of "O, Lucky Man".

I wonder what the hold up is.

Maybe Alan Price is being a dick about the music rights. That's certainly screw things up..

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (5NkmN)

361 322 Star Wars jumped the shark with Captain Janeway
Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (q8Ta7)

Trek

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (ONvIw)

362 >>>217 Mark Hamill did have Corvette Summer though. I will give him that.


I bought that for like $5 on Amazon. It's not bad.

Posted by: ace at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (0G13K)

363 Indiana Jones and the First Alert Bracelet

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (w9Wax)

364 Indiana Jones and the 3:30 Supper

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (Zz0t1)

365 Then we grow up and realize the bad boy is often a lazy, no good, narcissistic alcoholic.

Point of order. I am not bad.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (2JVJo)

366 Indiana Jones and "why the fuck are my car keys in the freezer?"

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:21 PM (U2p+3)

367 @304 Czech Chick-Lazy, no good narcissistic drunk is just one archetype of "Bad Boy".
To a lot of women the Bad Boy is the one with options and doesn't let women walk all over them.

A lot of people are clueless about this.

Posted by: JROD at September 21, 2021 01:21 PM (0jZnq)

368 Luke! I am your throw rug!

Posted by: Chewbacca at September 21, 2021 01:21 PM (MH0eD)

369 304 I liked that Princess Lea fell for Han. Love triangles are always fun. Of course, Luke was her brother, so there is that yuck factor.

Women always want the bad boy.

Sorry, it is true.

Then we grow up and realize the bad boy is often a lazy, no good, narcissistic alcoholic.


Posted by: Czech Chick at September 21, 2021 01:12 PM (haWye)


Hey, look me up next time you're in the LA area. I'm easy to find. Go to any bar on Sunset and ask the bartender for my phone number.

Posted by: Gref at September 21, 2021 01:21 PM (AMIL/)

370 Sky's the limit. Stop making The One True Jedi Against The Evil Empire for the love of God.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:17 PM (KZzsI)

I know! Lets put on a SHOW!

Posted by: Micky Ewok talking to Judy GunGun at September 21, 2021 01:21 PM (oHd/0)

371 Indiana Jones and Get Off My Lawn!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:21 PM (OCTRt)

372 341 Indiana Jones and the child proof cap.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021 01:18 PM (IukSd)

Made me LOL, sir.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 21, 2021 01:21 PM (wtvvX)

373 >>>324 Ace, boss man? Have you seen the meme on Facebook about the 56 container ships sitting off the port of Long Beach?
Posted by: rickb223

no, can you link? I would look but I don't have facebook and I don't want to sign up for it.

Posted by: ace at September 21, 2021 01:22 PM (0G13K)

374 Its a setting. Make comedies, make mysteries, make family dramas, make romances, make spy stories. Sky's the limit. Stop making The One True Jedi Against The Evil Empire for the love of God.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021


***
Trek at its best was the same way: a grand backdrop against which a boatload of *different* stories can be told. The SW films fell into a rut pretty early.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:22 PM (/XOcP)

375 Kubrick unsure if an AI can have emotions like love?

He should have gone back to watch 2001 as HAL certainly came to view the human crew as threats to him carrying out his mission, his holy task.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:22 PM (mQfG7)

376 Indiana Jones and The Unknown Medicare Benefits.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:22 PM (2JVJo)

377 375 Kubrick unsure if an AI can have emotions like love?

He should have gone back to watch 2001 as HAL certainly came to view the human crew as threats to him carrying out his mission, his holy task.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:22 PM (mQfG7)

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Or did HAL just malfunction? Was he given contradictory orders?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

378
Indiana Jones and the Luann Platter.
Posted by: rickb223


I didn't know this until recently, but Mike Judge got that name from Luby's. Is it called Luby's?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:23 PM (6jtJ7)

379 Star Wars sequel where the Imperial Walkers are actually walkers.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at September 21, 2021 01:23 PM (wtvvX)

380 In case no one has said it already, Space Balls is the best Star Wars movie.

Posted by: a.moron at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (tu3iY)

381 Star Wars jumped the shark with Captain Janeway
Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (q8Ta7)

Trek
Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM


So say we all.

Posted by: Battlestar Galactia at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (a3Q+t)

382 Indiana Jones and the Recovery from Hip Replacement

Posted by: That one guy who says that thing at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (AD14M)

383 Trek at its best was the same way: a grand backdrop against which a boatload of *different* stories can be told.

I guess it sucks but I do give Trek credit for trying a comedy show with Below Decks or whatever its called. Its a great idea, just apparently not done well because nobody can do comedy any longer.

Or did HAL just malfunction? Was he given contradictory orders?

That appears to be the theme of 2012, and its a plausible explanation

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (KZzsI)

384 I wouldn't like it if Kathleen Kennedy or Quentin Tarantino took one of my stories and mangled it; would you?

From what I can tell Kubrick made a much better story out of it, but i'm not exactly a Stephen King fan. I know he hated The Shining.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021


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Kubrick filmed a *different* story, one that does not have the human warmth of King's characters or the tragedy. I don't care what happens to Nicholson's Jack Torrance; I did about the novel character.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (/XOcP)

385 Point of order. I am not bad.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

I know right?! They just draw me bad.
-- Jessica Rabbit

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (mD/uy)

386 Indiana Jones Wins the Presidency

Posted by: wth at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (v0R5T)

387 Its like BLM which has raised like a billion dollars since being formed. Point to one single instance where they have done anything whatsoever positive for black lives. ONE.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)

Weve burned through about $20 T on welfare and I have never met one person that told me how great it was to be owned like a slave.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 21, 2021 01:10 PM (yrol0)

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we have progressed so much that now the schools have to send food home with the kids to make sure they have Dinner, and extra on the weekends.

Mommy doesn't even have to feed her darling little paychecks anymore.

Posted by: 50 million US Women at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (Z32m1)

388 I understand and would be all over a strong man who knows how to treat a woman, is good with power tools and can dance.

Unfortunately, it is like finding a unicorn sometimes.

Posted by: Czech Chick at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (haWye)

389 I didn't know this until recently, but Mike Judge got that name from Luby's. Is it called Luby's?

Posted by: Soothsayer


Yes. One of the FEW places you could get good liver and onions.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (OCTRt)

390 They're ALL parroting the "why don't we care about any missing black people!!"

I mean, they're not wrong but... they didn't care either. Where's their story about a missing black girl to counter this narrative?

Its like BLM which has raised like a billion dollars since being formed. Point to one single instance where they have done anything whatsoever positive for black lives. ONE.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)


They could certainly do articles or stories, but the problem is, it points out the very thing they've been covering up and they know it. If a black girl goes missing, they simply cannot express outrage or anything until the perp has been caught, and either confesses or the trial concludes. And said perp absolutely positively needs to be white.

But everybody knows the chances are 99.997% that it's a black guy that did it. That's why they can't report on any black murders or disappearances, because they know who the perp is, and can't draw attention to the problem. This one is obvious, they know the BF is the guy. If she had been by herself, chances are they'd be mum until the perp was caught.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 21, 2021 01:25 PM (wAnMi)

391 Indiana Jones and getting up three times a night to pee.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:25 PM (mD/uy)

392 Indiana Jones and the Tremor with Flat Affect

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 21, 2021 01:25 PM (w9Wax)

393 383
That appears to be the theme of 2010, and its a plausible explanation
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (KZzsI)

=========

2010 is solidly good stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:25 PM (LvTSG)

394 We were soldiers is fantastic writing, i think. There's no hamfisted Big Bad like Longshanks in Braveheart or that dragoon played by that actor i love but who's name i can never remember in The Patriot.

The enemy is just the enemy, regular bastards in an army that the heroes are at war with. The Big Bad is Reality Itself.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 21, 2021 01:25 PM (6FeV1)

395 Indiana Jones and the Liver Spots

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 21, 2021 01:25 PM (w9Wax)

396 388 I understand and would be all over a strong man who knows how to treat a woman, is good with power tools and can dance.

Unfortunately, it is like finding a unicorn sometimes.
Posted by: Czech Chick

Preach.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (U2p+3)

397 361 322 Star Wars jumped the shark with Captain Janeway
Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:15 PM (q8Ta7)

Trek

Posted by: CN at September 21, 2021 01:20 PM (ONvIw)


Don't bother. He's rolling.

Or trolling.

Posted by: a.moron at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (tu3iY)

398 Trek at its best was the same way: a grand backdrop against which a boatload of *different* stories can be told.

Babylon 5 had that going as well... lots of different stories, against an ongoing background story arc.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (oHd/0)

399 Never got into the Star wars movies

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (2JoB8)

400 I understand and would be all over a strong man who knows how to treat a woman, is good with power tools and can dance.

Well that counts me out. I need a rich woman who loves artistic authors with poor health. There's gotta be one, right?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (KZzsI)

401 I understand and would be all over a strong man who knows how to treat a woman, is good with power tools and can dance.

Posted by: Czech Chick

My dance instructor said "Well, you don't suck but. . . "

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (mD/uy)

402 Indiana Jones and You Know, the Thing

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (Zz0t1)

403 Nerdrotic read that little excerpt from The Former Mrs Lucas on his latest video. He said heks no longer a fan of SW; he just likes the schadenfreude.

I must agree with him.

When Kennedy killed Han, she allowed the death-blow to the franchise. Luke's demise was just the burial.

Good riddance, I no longer care. Die, DisneyCorp. Die.

Posted by: Flyover at September 21, 2021 01:27 PM (Rbu5d)

404 I know right?! They just draw me bad.
-- Jessica Rabbit
Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM


Meesa mosa.

Posted by: JarJar Binks at September 21, 2021 01:27 PM (a3Q+t)

405 386 Indiana Jones Wins the Presidency

Heh. Winner, winner chicken dinner!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:27 PM (Bmy3R)

406 And said perp absolutely positively needs to be white.

But everybody knows the chances are 99.997% that it's a black guy that did it.


Aye, there's the rub. If a black person dies, its extremely likely a black person killed them and This Will Not Do for the narrative.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:27 PM (KZzsI)

407 Kubrick filmed a *different* story, one that does not have the human warmth of King's characters or the tragedy. I don't care what happens to Nicholson's Jack Torrance; I did about the novel character.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

I liked Kubrick's direction. As far as it being a horror story, Nicholson's overacting ruined it for me. I ended up laughing at him. Still do when I happen to catch it.

Posted by: Biergood at September 21, 2021 01:27 PM (FQWHA)

408 That's the thing TJM, from an external POV ti is impossible to tell. re: Turning Test.

Even with Dr. Chandra in 2010 explaining to Haywood Floyd that HAL was ordered to lie. was it a real malfunction or perhaps a learned behaviour?

David in Prometheus is oh so desperately wanting to be human and accepted by his creator, a creator who views him as a mere tool so David becomes evil to get revenge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (mQfG7)

409 I understand and would be all over a strong man who knows how to treat a woman, is good with power tools and can dance.

Unfortunately, it is like finding a unicorn sometimes.
Posted by: Czech Chick

Preach.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (U2p+3)



I know a guy.....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (Zz0t1)

410 Indiana Skywalker and the What Movie Is This Again

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (6FeV1)

411 I'm not a fan of Trek or Star Wars. I want them both to just go away. Can't someone come up with a new franchise? Yes, go away Cameron, Avatar was derivative crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (KZzsI)

412 My dance instructor said "Well, you don't suck but. . . "
Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM


My dance "moves" have been described as "like you are playing defense in basketball, poorly"

Posted by: Chuck C at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (EughT)

413 408 David in Prometheus is oh so desperately wanting to be human and accepted by his creator, a creator who views him as a mere tool so David becomes evil to get revenge.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (mQfG7)

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You can't control your creation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (LvTSG)

414 Indiana Jones and 'why did I walk into this room?'

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (mD/uy)

415
Never got into the Star wars movies
Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2021 01:26 PM (2JoB

________

In my opinion, it shot it's bolt in the first one.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (/U27+)

416 411 I'm not a fan of Trek or Star Wars. I want them both to just go away. Can't someone come up with a new franchise? Yes, go away Cameron, Avatar was derivative crap.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:28 PM (KZzsI)

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Fast and Furious, bro.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (LvTSG)

417 Aye, there's the rub. If a black person dies, its extremely likely a black person killed them and This Will Not Do for the narrative.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at

But what if said black person is the face of white supremacy?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (U2p+3)

418 Indiana Jones's Grandchildren Take Away His Car Keys.

Of Doom.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (Bmy3R)

419 It's about family.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (LvTSG)

420 406 And said perp absolutely positively needs to be white.

But everybody knows the chances are 99.997% that it's a black guy that did it.

Aye, there's the rub. If a black person dies, its extremely likely a black person killed them and This Will Not Do for the narrative.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:27 PM (KZzsI)

The second conservatives act interested in Chicago's death toll, we're labeled as racists.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (KbCG3)

421 Indiana Jones Wins the Presidency
Posted by: wth at September 21, 2021 01:24 PM (v0R5T)


Indiana Jones Wins Steals the Presidency.

Make it a Caper Movie, like "The Italian Job."

Posted by: rd at September 21, 2021 01:30 PM (Z32m1)

422 I understand and would be all over a strong man who knows how to treat a woman, is good with power tools and can dance.

Unfortunately, it is like finding a unicorn sometimes.
Posted by: Czech Chick

I have 2.5 of these features.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:30 PM (4+cDL)

423
Here's another ugly truth: parents of all those young black people who get killed in Chicago on the daily don't give a shit about their own kids -- but we'll sure-as-shit see these "parents" when their kid is killed by a cop. Why?

$$.

There's no payoff when thug kills thug.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:30 PM (6jtJ7)

424 The second conservatives act interested in Chicago's death toll, we're labeled as racists.

Its traditional lefty calvinball.

If you don't care about the murder toll in Chicago-stan it is because you don't care about black lives and are racist.

If you don care about the murder toll in Chicago-stan it is because you only want to punish black people and are racist.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:31 PM (DpkTQ)

425 Indiana Jones and the Tale of the Five Cent Hershey Bar

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021 01:32 PM (IukSd)

426 The Gungan-Pakled wars: who would win?

Posted by: Chewbacca at September 21, 2021 01:32 PM (MH0eD)

427 I have 2.5 of these features.

A lot of success in love, IMO, is figuring out what you honestly, really care about having in a partner, and what you honestly, really are offering to attract that person.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:32 PM (DpkTQ)

428 I'm not a fan of Trek or Star Wars. I want them both to just go away. Can't someone come up with a new franchise? Yes, go away Cameron, Avatar was derivative crap.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


When building a franchise, do not have 10 meatspace years elapse between movie 1 and movie 2.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:32 PM (OCTRt)

429 Maybe a cool conservative could start their own movie making studio and produce movies people want to watch.
Posted by: Czech Chick
Yup. Watching a movie is one of my favorite things to do. But I have pretty much given up on going to the movies. JJs linked review of Cry Macho has me interested in going. I know Clint is not really one of our friends. But supporting a movie that moves the Overton window a bit is still an idea. Maybe I will go.

Posted by: MikeM at September 21, 2021 01:32 PM (xbR8Y)

430 Indiana Jones and 'you know, back in my day. . . '

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:33 PM (mD/uy)

431 Indiana Jones and the Tale of the Five Cent Hershey Bar
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 21, 2021


***
Indy was born in, what, 1897? He'd be old enough to remember prices like that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:33 PM (/XOcP)

432 Kubrick unsure if an AI can have emotions like love?

Well, can or can't love makes for two very different stories.
You couldn't write a good story that follows the story we see in AI. The ending would mean nothing.

It'd be something like the aliens say, "Hey AI, your emotions are just phony-baloney programming. Here let me turn them off."
AI: "Aw geez, thanks man. I spent centuries worrying about crap which doesn't really mean a thing to me."
Alien: "Nope not a thing. Anything else we can do for you before we take you apart and see how you work?"
AI: "Nope. Just shut me off first! Ha! Ha!
Alien: Ha Ha.
AI: Ha Ha

FIN

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:33 PM (5NkmN)

433 Dead Missing White Girl is always about the white male perp.

I notice this time they have incorporated surveillance, esp crowdsourced surveillance, to great effect. Surveillance is the key to this next few months to a year of The Narrative.

Today to track down college girl killers, tomorrow Trump supporters.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:33 PM (4+cDL)

434 There's no payoff when thug kills thug.

I saw one of the parents of the kids Biden executed in 'Stan is demanding a pay off to feel better about it.

Quick, let's get more of those people over here.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:33 PM (DpkTQ)

435 Here's another ugly truth: parents of all those young black people who get killed

Yeah. I mean, an awful lot of white parents don't give a damn about their kids either, but they show it in different ways like "shuffle them off to school and daycare so they can have ME TIME" but its the same attitude: my child is a hindrance that gets in the way of my life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:33 PM (KZzsI)

436 293 Is the original Star Wars even available without the added CGI?

Maybe used. We have both, I kinda like the added little stuff. Its mostly background.


sure, sure. he can patch in a banta walking around mos eisley, but he didn't even bother to drop a few black pixels into the cantina seen where the gerbil-creature's eyes line up and you can see right through his head.

meh.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 21, 2021 01:33 PM (v3pYe)

437 I understand and would be all over a strong man who knows how to treat a woman, is good with power tools and can dance.

Unfortunately, it is like finding a unicorn sometimes.
Posted by: Czech Chick


Which brand of power tools are you looking for?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 21, 2021 01:34 PM (a3Q+t)

438 Bongino points out something interesting today. How did Durham get hold of Perkins Coie billing records to put them in the indictment last week? Those would normally be privileged lawyer-client communications and unavailable to a prosecutor. The only way to subpoena those records would be the fraud/conspiracy exception, and he would have had to convinced a judge that exception applied to get the records.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 21, 2021 01:34 PM (kzpht)

439 Indiana Jones and the $0.25 Tip

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:34 PM (Zz0t1)

440 424 The second conservatives act interested in Chicago's death toll, we're labeled as racists.

Its traditional lefty calvinball.

If you don't care about the murder toll in Chicago-stan it is because you don't care about black lives and are racist.

If you don care about the murder toll in Chicago-stan it is because you only want to punish black people and are racist.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:31 PM (DpkTQ)

All I know is, when that little black girl was killed in a Houston area parking lot during a drive by, I think, it was national news...right up until they found out it wasn't a white supremacist as first reported.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021 01:34 PM (KbCG3)

441 I mean, an awful lot of white parents don't give a damn about their kids either, but they show it in different ways like "shuffle them off to school and daycare so they can have ME TIME" but its the same attitude: my child is a hindrance that gets in the way of my life.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

You've met my DIL?

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:34 PM (mD/uy)

442
btw, there was a hilarious comment on Youtube about fake news' joy reid. It went something like: "joy reid has so many wigs, my cat would go crazy."

I don't get it, but it made me laugh.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (6jtJ7)

443 Which brand of power tools are you looking for?

I love strap on ones. Oh, hehe, sorry I meant Snap On!

Posted by: Jim West at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (DpkTQ)

444 The Gungan-Pakled wars: who would win?
Posted by: Chewbacca at September 21, 2021


***
The Pakleds were that dull-witted but oddly cunning race in TNG, right? "We are smart!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (/XOcP)

445 I keep running into conservative family guys who are suddenly pipe up with how they're butthurt about some Disney streaming service thing, or appalled about some bit of content or other they've seen - usually inappropriate ad placement - and wondering...

Where the everloving fuck have these people been the last 20 years? A huge chunk of middle America still equates Disney with family-friendly entertainment. And it's not because they're lefties or "moderates" - they're just not paying attention. It's a blind spot, the same way people used to not pay attention to public schooling.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (sSrKq)

446 Oh and a sense of humor. Laughing at and with each other is imperative.

And smart. Not book smart, but worldly.

OK. Now I am done.

Posted by: Czech Chick at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (haWye)

447 You can't control your creation.

Especially if you leave it unsupervised for a century or so. It might find Pr0nHub in that time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (mQfG7)

448 As far as it being a horror story, Nicholson's overacting ruined it for me. I ended up laughing at him. Still do when I happen to catch it.

Nicholson is a wildly overrated actor with, perhaps a slight handful of good performances. He stopped acting and became "JACK NICHOLSON AS - " years ago. His Joker wasn't even the worst thing about Batman and he was pretty far gone then.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (2JVJo)

449 Which brand of power tools are you looking for?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at

Stihl

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (U2p+3)

450 Which brand of power tools are you looking for?
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Folks usually ask unimportant questions of each other when courting.

I see that won't be a problem here.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:36 PM (mD/uy)

451 Joi Reid has so many wigs, her wig-walker makes more than her dog-walker.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:36 PM (Bmy3R)

452 Wolfus, I was so sorry the vet could not give you a diagnosis for Chekov yesterday. Bif's advise was very good, though. Please know we are all hoping for the best. I know you are continuing w your pep talks to him, I would, too.

Posted by: EveR at September 21, 2021 01:36 PM (MUpk6)

453 Indiana Jones and the Onion on the Belt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:36 PM (2JVJo)

454 What to do...what to do...heh.

Large Group of BLM Activists Protest NYC Vaccine Mandate; Chant "Cancel Carmine's" After Brawl at Popular Restaurant Over Vax Card (Video)

https://tinyurl.com/h4y92zm4

Favorite line:

According to the protesters, the vax pass is just an "excuse" that allows white supremacists to be racists.

Newsflash, kiddies:
The Dem party ain't changed a lick.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 21, 2021 01:36 PM (bgWIn)

455 Which brand of power tools are you looking for?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at

Stihl
Posted by: nurse ratched

I do have a Stihl weed-whacker. Not fooling.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:36 PM (mD/uy)

456 Who gives a shit about Disney? The bastards in charge of this country are waging war against its people.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (Mzdiz)

457 All I know is, when that little black girl was killed in a Houston area parking lot during a drive by, I think, it was national news...right up until they found out it wasn't a white supremacist as first reported.

I've always believed I'd like everyone to live in the sort of world where you can walk the streets of your home town/city without getting shot/stabbed/mugged. Irrespective of your skin color.

But...apparently such a view is now rayciss and doesn't respect authentic urban culture....

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (DpkTQ)

458
Stihl
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (U2p+3)



I have a Stihl chainsaw that has "Made in West Germany" stamped on the chain bar.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (Zz0t1)

459 Just saw video. Superdome in New Orleans is on fire.

They're bbq'ing people in there!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (OCTRt)

460 **Checks in**

So...rich libs dissing each other. My Giv-O-Shit meter is pegged at 0.

Heads to the store.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (axyOa)

461 Wolfus, I was so sorry the vet could not give you a diagnosis for Chekov yesterday. Bif's advise was very good, though. Please know we are all hoping for the best. I know you are continuing w your pep talks to him, I would, too.
Posted by: EveR at September 21, 2021


***
Thanks, Eve. He is eating sporadically and apparently drinking, as the litter box holds the evidence. But nothing is really improving.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (/XOcP)

462 Both genders are guilty of using physical appearance as a guide to who to get closer to or allow to get closer in a relationship.

That and the covert rules of approaching a female by a male esp. these days, approaching a female for anything regarding sex is overwhelming. Not like it wasn't always but now the rules are made up by the female individually and without a guide to what is normal and allowable behavior and speech.

How the human race has proliferated is always amazing to me. Altho actually it hasn't done so well since the rules got so arcane, complicated and covert in the last, oh, 100 years. Esp. after WWII.

And neither gender has gained any points on worthiness except in the hinterlands where there is a smaller group to interact with likely the similar background, outlook and occupation.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (aayoh)

463 Indiana Jones's Grandchildren Take Away His Car Keys.

Indiana Jones and Where Did I Leave My Glasses, Oh They're On My Head.

Things are getting a little too close to home here, guys.

Posted by: Oddbob at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (nfrXX)

464 How come women never want wit, charm, kindness, IT assistance and mind blowing you know whats?

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:38 PM (4+cDL)

465 Nicholson is a wildly overrated actor with, perhaps a slight handful of good performances. He stopped acting and became "JACK NICHOLSON AS - " years ago. His Joker wasn't even the worst thing about Batman and he was pretty far gone then.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (2JVJo)

Compare his understated performance in Chinatown with anything he did beginning around 1980

Same with Al Pacino after The Godfather Part 2

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:38 PM (mR6Gs)

466 Here's what you need to know about Star Wars. It was a great film(s) for a certain generation at a certain point of time. Nothing more and nothing less.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at September 21, 2021 01:38 PM (sX1BW)

467 451 Joi Reid has so many wigs, her wig-walker makes more than her dog-walker.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:36 PM (Bmy3R)


Joy Reid has so many wigs, when she says "Dash my wig", I wonder to which one she is referring!

Posted by: Data at September 21, 2021 01:38 PM (PiwSw)

468 The third trilogy, after Return of the Jedi, should have had the twin children of Han Solo and Princess Leia, a son and daughter strong with the force from mama, one trained by Luke the other trained by a Sith, at odds.


Solid gold, I tell you, solid gold!

Posted by: davidt at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (N/iqz)

469 Super Dome on fire?

Where's LaToya the Destroya?

LaToya, "hhmm, finger licking good... oh wait was that on camera?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (mQfG7)

470 Oh and a sense of humor. Laughing at and with each other is imperative.

And smart. Not book smart, but worldly.

OK. Now I am done.
Posted by: Czech Chick

My initial profile for the dating site I used was a disaster until my work spouse helped me rewrite it. Guys and gals look at things completely differently.

I was glad for the help.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (mD/uy)

471 Our comb-overs are spectacular!

Posted by: Chewbacca Picard at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (MH0eD)

472 "206 Why can't Hollywood come up with new stuff?

Why do they have to ruin and drive into the ground stuff that was fantastic 40 years ago?
Have they no imagination? Nothing original? Have all the good stories already been written?
I think they are intellectually lazy. Couldn't pull a thought out of their brains to save their lives.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 12:59 PM (U2p+3)"

Combination of incompetence and deliberate use of the medium(s) for political purposes.

Fun bit of info: those with the condition of aphantasia are extremely common among a few specific jobs... social media engineering is one, and another is: scriptwriting.
This puzzled a lot of people for years, but it's not that they're well suited to the jobs - it's that people like that are much more likely to be a certain sort of moonbat, who in turn dominate those industries. And as a side effect the writing suffers quite a bit.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (sSrKq)

473 Nicholson is a wildly overrated actor with, perhaps a slight handful of good performances. He stopped acting and became "JACK NICHOLSON AS - " years ago. His Joker wasn't even the worst thing about Batman and he was pretty far gone then.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021


***
I found his gangster persona, what he was before being transformed and maddened into the Joker, to be pretty darn creepy all by itself.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (/XOcP)

474 444 The Gungan-Pakled wars: who would win?
Posted by: Chewbacca at September 21, 2021

***
The Pakleds were that dull-witted but oddly cunning race in TNG, right? "We are smart!"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (/XOcP)

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

Their only weakness is the Crimson Mist.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (CAJOC)

475
Here's the comment:

"Imagine how many wigs joy has ... my cat would go nuts .."

Is that funny? It made me laugh out loud, but I don't know why. Cats + Wigs + joy reid = funny.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (6jtJ7)

476 The second conservatives act interested in Chicago's death toll, we're labeled as racists.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (KbCG3)

=======================
Chicago's murder toll is obviously the best example of White Supremacy ever.
507 Dead Black Men, Women and Children
83 Dead Hispanic Men, Women, and Children
23 Dead White and Asian Men, Women and Children

https://heyjackass.com/

Posted by: rd at September 21, 2021 01:39 PM (Z32m1)

477 Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 21, 2021 01:34 PM (kzpht)

Simple, the Prosecutor gave Perkins Coie immunity in exchange for said records.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (oHd/0)

478
And smart. Not book smart, but worldly.

OK. Now I am done.
Posted by: Czech Chick

___________

Oh well

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (/U27+)

479 Indiana Jones and Eeeeeeeeeeeeee Needs a New Hearing Aid Battery

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (w9Wax)

480 389 I didn't know this until recently, but Mike Judge got that name from Luby's. Is it called Luby's?

Posted by: Soothsayer


Yes. One of the FEW places you could get good liver and onions.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 21, 2021 01:24 P
Tell it all, brother.

Posted by: Eromero at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (0OP+5)

481 I don't have a clue about Star Wars either.

Posted by: Mentholated Smooth-Drawing gp at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (qpX6U)

482 Simple, the Prosecutor gave Perkins Coie immunity in exchange for said records.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (oHd/0)

Got it in one

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (4+cDL)

483 Maybe I'm in the minority, but I thought Nicholson was great as the Joker. Hard to really remember now that we have seen so many different versions of the Joker and the Batman film itself.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (sX1BW)

484 Favorite line:

According to the protesters, the vax pass is just an "excuse" that allows white supremacists to be racists.

Lefties--Trump supporters ( aka white supremacists) are killing people by refusing to get vaxxed

Also Lefties- White Supremacist are using the Vax passport to discriminate against blacks.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM (mR6Gs)

485 Stihl
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM


I have both Stihl and Husqvarna chain saws. Is that too outre?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM (a3Q+t)

486
Volkswagens used to have "Made In West Germany" on them.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM (6jtJ7)

487 Fun bit of info: those with the condition of aphantasia are extremely common among a few specific jobs... social media engineering is one, and another is: scriptwriting.
. . .
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at September 21, 2021


***
I had to look that term up! It's one thing I've never been afflicted with.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM (/XOcP)

488 Indiana Jones and the Joy Reid Wig Cave

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM (KbCG3)

489 Who gives a shit about Disney? The bastards in charge of this country are waging war against its people.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at September 21, 2021 01:37 PM (Mzdiz)

Give a shit, because Disney is one of their biggest, best placed divisions.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM (6FeV1)

490 Same with Al Pacino after The Godfather Part 2

He was still pretty good right up until Scent of a Woman where he decided chewing up the scenery was the proper method of acting. He toned it down pretty well for Heat but yeah. DeNiro used to be good too, amazingly so, but he's just mailing it in these days. Athletes are forced to retire when their talents fade, but actors can cruise forever on their past reputation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:42 PM (KZzsI)

491 Thank you for the update, Wolfus. I appreciate your sharing. Hoping the familiar surroundings will help nudge him back to normal.

Posted by: EveR at September 21, 2021 01:42 PM (MUpk6)

492 Lefties--Trump supporters ( aka white supremacists) are killing people by refusing to get vaxxed

This one amazes me. If you don't get the jab, you are a danger to me who has gotten the jab. Oh, but the jab gives 95%+ protection for the Wu Flu.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:42 PM (DpkTQ)

493 Wolfus
Talk to Chekov as much as you can. Tell him he's a good cat. And a handsome cat. and give him all the pets and treats you can.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021 01:42 PM (U2p+3)

494 I am funny but possibly the least worldly person you will meet. The world is dumb with some neat structures scattered really far apart.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:42 PM (4+cDL)

495 It's a blind spot, the same way people used to not pay attention to public schooling.
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at September 21, 2021 01:35 PM (sSrKq)


Absolutely. But there's that whole "it was that way when I was a kid, so it's that way now" thing going on. Like everything is static, forever. So the just know they can hand their little kid a tablet and let him watch Disney +, or Nickelodeon and it's all exactly the way it was. Then they're shocked when they find out Blue's Clues has been grooming kids with LGBTQ2+ messaging, Big Bird has a new transsexual friend, Rug Rats have a diaper fetish and the sister is teaching them how to use vibrators and Netflix has a cartoon that teaches kids anal kink...

People really are not paying a bit of attention. Parents glance over, see bright, colorful characters, puppies, butterflies and flowers, cheerful music and think it's all good.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 21, 2021 01:43 PM (wAnMi)

496 The second conservatives act interested in Chicago's death toll, we're labeled as racists.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (KbCG

Same with pointing out how many black babies are killed through abortions

To bring something up is akin to causing it.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:43 PM (mR6Gs)

497 He was still pretty good right up until Scent of a Woman where he decided chewing up the scenery was the proper method of acting.
-----------

Scarface from several years earlier would like a word.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:43 PM (4+cDL)

498 I like Nicholson quite a bit in both "The Shining" and "Batman".

Recently, on the Criterion channel I saw Nicholson in "Wolf", which I liked a lot as well.

Nicholson does a fine low key progressive change of character as a guy brow-beaten slub bitten by a werewolf.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (5NkmN)

499 Maybe I'm in the minority, but I thought Nicholson was great as the Joker.

I did too, and I enjoy that movie. Its better than the meandering, confused, and poorly written Dark Knight Rises.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (KZzsI)

500
Same with pointing out how many black babies are killed through abortions


As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (DpkTQ)

501 Wolfus
Talk to Chekov as much as you can. Tell him he's a good cat. And a handsome cat. and give him all the pets and treats you can.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 21, 2021


***
Been doing most of that for most of his life. Along with saying his street name is "Lampkiller" (guess why) and nicknaming him "Tubby," of course.

More treats might be a good idea.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (/XOcP)

502 Give a shit, because Disney is one of their biggest, best placed divisions.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM (6FeV1)


Indeed, and now they own 20th Century Fox, as well as ABC and a host of other things. It's not just Goofy and Pluto. They've got their greasy tentacles in every orifice.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 21, 2021 01:45 PM (wAnMi)

503
As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (DpkTQ)



Sanger, laughing, spreads her wings.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:45 PM (Zz0t1)

504 Nicholson does a fine low key progressive change of character as a guy brow-beaten slub bitten by a werewolf.

Yeah he was great in that, very low key and interesting. Lame movie but great performance.

Scarface from several years earlier would like a word.

That could have been the start, I don't know what he was doing with that character or what he was thinking. And, I mean, really Hollywood? You couldn't find a real Cuban or even some Hispanic actor to play that role??

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 21, 2021 01:45 PM (KZzsI)

505 Recently, on the Criterion channel I saw Nicholson in "Wolf", which I liked a lot as well.

Nicholson does a fine low key progressive change of character as a guy brow-beaten slub bitten by a werewolf.
Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021


***
When that came out, I told people it was one of the best werewolf films ever -- right up there with The Wolf Man.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:45 PM (/XOcP)

506 The second conservatives act interested in Chicago's death toll, we're labeled as racists.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 21, 2021 01:29 PM (KbCG

It's almost like racism isn't the issue but rather a cudgel to control thought and speech

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:46 PM (4+cDL)

507 483 Maybe I'm in the minority, but I thought Nicholson was great as the Joker. Hard to really remember now that we have seen so many different versions of the Joker and the Batman film itself.
Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at September 21, 2021 01:40 PM (sX1BW)

I thought he was the best Joker until Heath Ledger. I especially like the scene in Nicholson's movie where his henchmen proceed to deface all the paintings in the Gotham art gallery, but he stopped them before they went after the Francis Bacon painting - he liked that one.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 21, 2021 01:46 PM (63mUi)

508 Volkswagens used to have "Made In West Germany" on them.
Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:41 PM


Some of my old air rifles do. I chuckle at that every now and then.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 21, 2021 01:46 PM (m+jkK)

509 They've got their greasy tentacles in every orifice.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 21, 2021 01:45 PM (wAnMi)


Oktopr0nhub ?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 21, 2021 01:46 PM (nLrWw)

510 Witness the South Park boys' depiction of Mickey Mouse as a thug.

Posted by: davidt at September 21, 2021 01:46 PM (N/iqz)

511 ...when I saw that movie where they kill Han Solo, I was furious. I was furious when they killed Han Solo. Absolutely, positively there was no rhyme or reason to it. I thought, 'You don't get the Jedi story. You don't get the magic of 'Star Wars'


Comrade we kill all kulak and bourgeois heroes.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 21, 2021 01:47 PM (SjHwm)

512 Star Wars and a few other like it ( Indiana Jones, LoTR) are made to sell toys and merchandise and that's it.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2021 01:47 PM (2JoB8)

513 'if your son asks for a fish and you give him a serpent...'
disney/nicklodean

Posted by: Eromero at September 21, 2021 01:47 PM (0OP+5)

514 As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (DpkTQ)

Of course, since they are being racist anyway , point out that there would also be a lot more WHITE people too if abortions were illegal

Hispanics and Muslims and Asians are growing in numbers and percentages because black and white Americans kill their own in greater numbers

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:47 PM (mR6Gs)

515
btw, Project Veritas' big video has over 2.3 million views and is still up on Youtube.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:47 PM (6jtJ7)

516 Tucker Carlson Reveals PowerPoint From US Army Justifying Vax Mandates with a Slide That Lists 7 Tenets of Satanism

https://tinyurl.com/kxcm88h

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 21, 2021 01:48 PM (bgWIn)

517 As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (DpkTQ)

There are times when actual evil just jumps up and smacks you in the face. We talk so much and so often about racism or prejudice that we almost devalue it. That is evil. That is why racism is wrong.

As much as I dislike liberals, I do not for one second think they should not have kids.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:48 PM (csEWM)

518 "She was full of beans" = "she farted a lot"

Posted by: Beelzebubba at September 21, 2021 01:48 PM (K58O6)

519 They didn't just kill Han Solo, the character drones on about a "new way" and "laying the past to rest". We call that Bullseye Writing.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:48 PM (4+cDL)

520 Oktopr0nhub ?
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at September 21, 2021 01:46 PM (nLrWw)

And, you just managed to make me remember Octomom. *shudder*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (csEWM)

521 Poor Gabby. NPR can call me a racist for being sad all they want, I'm still going to be sad.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (Bmy3R)

522 Disney Stock took a crap today, No Dividend until the pandemic ends and subscriber growth is slow

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (dKiJG)

523 Sanger, laughing, spreads her wings.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:45 PM (Zz0t1)

Whore Pig

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (mR6Gs)

524 They didn't just kill Han Solo, the character drones on about a "new way" and "laying the past to rest". We call that Bullseye Writing.

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Maybe they should have just left Han in the past where he belonged. Maybe they should have just left Star Wars in the past where it belongs.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (sX1BW)

525 500
Same with pointing out how many black babies are killed through abortions


As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.
Posted by: 18-1



Genius! "THOSE PEOPLE" will be replaced with Central Americans, Haitians, and Afghani's. They never have children! Surprised they're any left!

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (QFVV9)

526 Oktopr0nhub ?
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*rests chin on hands*

Tell me more!

Posted by: Eichenwald at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (C7Sx9)

527 519 They didn't just kill Han Solo, the character drones on about a "new way" and "laying the past to rest". We call that Bullseye Writing.
Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:48 PM (4+cDL)

Anvil fisted writing. It is everywhere. I think they worry that if they made things subtle, somehow it would spoil their message- which is the most important thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (csEWM)

528 Sanger, laughing, spreads her wings.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at September 21, 2021 01:45 PM


*slips that into Electric Funeral*

Yep. Scans. I like it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (m+jkK)

529
Which is way, the other day, I said the world was a better place (than now) when the Soviet Union existed.

(No, I'm not saying the world was perfect, or the Soviets were good, or the people inside the Soviet Union were happy.)

I miss West Germany.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (6jtJ7)

530 Uh, we are all born with sinful urges. It's called concupiscence.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (xopIz)

531 >>Lefties--Trump supporters ( aka white supremacists) are killing people by refusing to get vaxxed

Also Lefties- White Supremacist are using the Vax passport to discriminate against blacks.
- - -

Projection much?

I don't know a single person who is skeptical of the vaccines who is ALSO on board wih vaccine passports.

That makes absolutely no sense, and is clearly an attempt to both implement the vaccine passports while blaming others to escape accountability from those POCs who don't like it.

Posted by: at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (ewXOW)

532 We call that Bullseye Writing.
Posted by: ... at September 21, 2021 01:48 PM (4+cDL)

Hanging the lampshade?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (6FeV1)

533 Indiana Jones and Why Did I Walk Into This Room?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (kTF2Z)

534 As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (DpkTQ)


And right there is why the GOP will never do fuck-all about abortion. It's a safety valve for when Muffy gets knocked up by Ty'rone or Chip doesn't use protection with Juanita.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (2JVJo)

535 Someone mentioned "Cry MachO" upthread. We watched it this weekend and enjoyed it a lot.

Not exactly, but it reminded me of the kind of low key road movies which came out in the early 60s.

Mostly family friendly. On HBOMax.

Also, saw a great, fun movie along the lines of "Zombieland" and "Warm Bodies" but with giant mutated insects, titled -

"Love and Monsters" on HULU.

Family friendly. Comedy with lots of laughs and a romantic heart.

Liked it so much that I hope they make an equally goode sequel.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (5NkmN)

536 Oktoberfest PrOn?

Big-jugged Deutche madchens toting enomous tankards of beer. Naked.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:51 PM (Bmy3R)

537 Poor Gabby. NPR can call me a racist for being sad all they want, I'm still going to be sad.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (Bmy3R)

Is that the line now? If you have the sadz about Gabby, you may be a racist?
Just like the media, huh? They MAKE you care about something with carpet bomb coverage, then BLAME you for watching.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:51 PM (mR6Gs)

538


nOOd

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 21, 2021 01:51 PM (6jtJ7)

539 All the films that touch the main characters from the Original Star Wars have been trash. The writers showed massive disdain for the heroes and the relationships forged and threw them onto a funeral pyre and celebrated it as some modern Sati.
Only Rogue One has any value to it even with the Grrrl Pwr crap it was decent story. Disney just doesn't have any respect for the fans or the material. They're treating it as if the lore can be anything and nothing at the same time. They have the ability to tell a singular story but lack the ability to tell a saga made up of many stories.

Posted by: Spiff The Spaceman at September 21, 2021 01:51 PM (lfSFb)

540 And right there is why the GOP will never do fuck-all about abortion. It's a safety valve for when Muffy gets knocked up by Ty'rone or Chip doesn't use protection with Juanita.

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Absolutely correct. Meanwhile those hick rednecks will actually have their baby and be a teen mom. The horror.

Posted by: SH (Non-Expert) at September 21, 2021 01:51 PM (sX1BW)

541 522 Disney Stock took a crap today, No Dividend until the pandemic ends and subscriber growth is slow
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 21, 2021 01:49 PM (dKiJG)

Gary (of Nerdrotic) was saying that streaming was a god send (at least in theory) for film companies because it removes instability from the equation via subscription based models.

I disagree. If you make offensively bad shit, then people will eventually cancel your ass, and they will not come back as when you just had a Freddy Got Fingered or whatever.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 21, 2021 01:52 PM (csEWM)

542 Disney WAS great, once upon a time. Does anyone remember the mid-90's 2-season series "Gargoyles"? (there was no third season, just as there are no Star Wars sequel trilogies).

Star Trek voice actors galore, one hell of a backstory, and a lot of really interesting characters. I LOVED that show

Posted by: acethepug at September 21, 2021 01:52 PM (qPKAe)

543 And right there is why the GOP will never do fuck-all about abortion. It's a safety valve for when Muffy gets knocked up by Ty'rone or Chip doesn't use protection with Juanita.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (2JVJo)

Bingo

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:53 PM (mR6Gs)

544 (No, I'm not saying the world was perfect, or the Soviets were good, or the people inside the Soviet Union were happy.)

The nominal "good life" the Soviets wanted was something I could agree with at least in parts. It just wasn't going to ever happen, even if that was really their goal, and more importantly that wasn't their goal.

The "good life" the modern left wants is flat out evil. No part of it is good or something a good person could agree with.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:53 PM (DpkTQ)

545 Skipped Star Wars and saw Smoky and the Bandit when both first came out.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at September 21, 2021 01:54 PM (KXkkH)

546 Also, saw a great, fun movie along the lines of "Zombieland" and "Warm Bodies" but with giant mutated insects, titled -

"Love and Monsters" on HULU.

Family friendly. Comedy with lots of laughs and a romantic heart.

Liked it so much that I hope they make an equally goode sequel.
Posted by: naturalfake

You had me with giant mutated insects. Will definitely check out.

Posted by: Biergood at September 21, 2021 01:54 PM (FQWHA)

547 Disney WAS great, once upon a time. Does anyone remember the mid-90's 2-season series "Gargoyles"? (there was no third season, just as there are no Star Wars sequel trilogies).

Star Trek voice actors galore, one hell of a backstory, and a lot of really interesting characters. I LOVED that show
Posted by: acethepug at September 21, 2021


***
Yes I do! There are episodes on YooToob.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 21, 2021 01:54 PM (/XOcP)

548 529
Which is way, the other day, I said the world was a better place (than now) when the Soviet Union existed.

(No, I'm not saying the world was perfect, or the Soviets were good, or the people inside the Soviet Union were happy.)

I miss West Germany.
Posted by: Soothsayer



I know exactly what you are saying. I have this same conservation with an ex-Navy guy at work (ex-submariner). We pretty much agree.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2021 01:55 PM (QFVV9)

549 Just saw video. Superdome in New Orleans is on fire.

They're bbq'ing people in there!
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Its more like a crawfish boil, actually.

Posted by: Brian Williams at September 21, 2021 01:56 PM (+yGXE)

550 Which is way, the other day, I said the world was a better place (than now) when the Soviet Union existed.


I know exactly what you mean, but I have to point out that the neocons have always felt this way too.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:56 PM (mR6Gs)

551 Just saw video. Superdome in New Orleans is on fire.

They're bbq'ing people in there!
==
Its more like a crawfish boil, actually.
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OMG THE HUMANITY!

Cover yourselves in hot butter, and carry a lemon just in case!!!

Posted by: Shep at September 21, 2021 01:57 PM (9afDS)

552 Wolfus, the first two seasons (not the nonexistent third) are also on DVD if you were interested.

Hope all is well with you.

Posted by: acethepug at September 21, 2021 01:58 PM (qPKAe)

553 >>Also, saw a great, fun movie along the lines of "Zombieland" and "Warm Bodies" but with giant mutated insects, titled -

"Love and Monsters" on HULU.
- - - -
Loved that movie! Had a sensibility of another era - no overt snark/cruelty, no veiled political jabs, no social agenda boxes blatantly checked (e.g., the black character makes a point to mention his/her race, or gay couple deep kiss), just a good old fashioned hero's journey.

Posted by: at September 21, 2021 01:58 PM (ewXOW)

554 As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (DpkTQ)

And right there is why the GOP will never do fuck-all about abortion. It's a safety valve for when Muffy gets knocked up by Ty'rone or Chip doesn't use protection with Juanita.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 21, 2021 01:50 PM (2JVJo)

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Dipshits. If Roe V. Wade and all the other SCOTUS BS goes away, abortion will not go away. It will be regulated by the states. Just like in the early pre-ROE 1970's, you send Muffy off to New York City for a week of Broadway, Shopping, and a D&C. Or Juanita visits the "relatives" in California for a week and comes back to a new used car. Rich People have always been able to avoid their responsibilities by Money Whipping them.

Posted by: rd at September 21, 2021 02:00 PM (Z32m1)

555 Compare his understated performance in Chinatown with anything he did beginning around 1980

Same with Al Pacino after The Godfather Part 2

Posted by: JoeF. at September 21, 2021 01:38 PM (mR6Gs)

i think he is pretty good, same with Pacino. That there are two distinct variations of Pacino the actor,not even including the roles, is a very unusual and distinctive thing. i think he is way better than Deniro,and my guess he is better as a person. At least he doesn't shoot his mouth off as often.

Posted by: quint at September 21, 2021 02:01 PM (e1mwr)

556 >>Absolutely correct. Meanwhile those hick rednecks will actually have their baby and be a teen mom. The horror.


Remember how horrified the GOP and conservative press were when Britol got knocked up during the campaign?

Posted by: at September 21, 2021 02:01 PM (ewXOW)

557 Remember how horrified the GOP and conservative press were when Britol got knocked up during the campaign?
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Oh the scandal, she'll be at home raising a child, instead of in a college sorority sampling every d' with in 10 sq. miles! So shameful! Such a degrading outcome for all womankind!!

Posted by: Muffy Coddington the IV at September 21, 2021 02:03 PM (jL4YZ)

558 As a closeted conservative I've had so many liberals tell me in private that of course everyone should have the right to do with their body what they want but...we really need abortion because THOSE PEOPLE keep having too many kids.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 21, 2021 01:44 PM (DpkTQ)

That was popular among the libertarian strain of the right as well. Usually took the form of Roe v Wade caused crime to fall. Don't hear it quite as often now that policing has relaxed and crime rates are shooting back up.

Posted by: Sjg at September 21, 2021 02:04 PM (gDSJf)

559 >>> 516 Tucker Carlson Reveals PowerPoint From US Army Justifying Vax Mandates with a Slide That Lists 7 Tenets of Satanism

https://tinyurl.com/kxcm88h
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 21, 2021 01:48 PM (bgWIn)

Nothing to see here folks... move along...

Posted by: This... is XiNN at September 21, 2021 02:05 PM (ACi07)

560 Are we sure it did not mistranslate from Mandarin? Perhaps he was equating foot fetishes with homosexuality?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at September 21, 2021 02:05 PM (1okp8)

561 Rageaholic, in his inimitable NSFW way ahs a rant up about this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3B2ojYJ2nU

Posted by: TANSTAAFL6823 at September 21, 2021 02:16 PM (fBtlL)

562 No law firm is ever going to give up its billing records - that would be the very last thing they would give up. That is particularly true of a connected/made firm like Perkins Coie.

Perkins Coie already knows that NOTHING is ever going to happen to them, why would they worry about immunity, they're Democrats, they have total immunity just by existing.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 21, 2021 02:20 PM (kzpht)

563 Trump gave the elites their biggest tax break ever

Posted by: Kurt at September 21, 2021 02:20 PM (THLhw)

564 Posted by: Kurt at September 21, 2021 02:20 PM (THLhw)

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SALT deduction repeal fuckhead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, finding religion in the USSR with Andrei at September 21, 2021 02:21 PM (LvTSG)

565 >>>...is angry with him for saying that being a pedophile is like being gay.

>Now do bestiality. Chewwie wants some mogambo!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 21, 2021 02:31 PM (stUc+)

566 Two things I learned about editing back in film school:

1. "We'll fix it in post" (i.e., we can save it in the editing room) is a terrible, terrible strategy.

2. That said, it really is amazing what a skilled editor can do. I've personally watched editors perform miracles with terrible material, and the movie business is filled with stories of films that were heroically rescued from disaster by clever editing. The problem is that many lazy filmmakers come to RELY on this magic. As in many other areas of life, extraordinary heroism and miracles are not a viable strategy.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at September 21, 2021 02:34 PM (R1mDg)

567 Star Wars went immediately to shit after the first movie.

Although we seem to have elected Jar Jar Binks president in 2020.

Posted by: Wade Hampton at September 21, 2021 02:37 PM (Su9Le)

568 After you've drooled all over somebody, there's little point in tepid criticism. Star Wars was a broken property BEFORE Disney took over and shat all over it. Lucas had already turned it into a farce more than a decade prior. Regardless, Kennedy is a destroyer of culture. She is an instigating, acid progressive. To wit, she is a horrible human being. So who gives a shit if Marcia Lucas thinks she's "a whip smart firecracker" or whatever other dumb frigging thing she can come up with.

Posted by: SMFH at September 21, 2021 03:25 PM (u/7wY)

569 My comment keeps being called spam by the site. So I'll try again.

Star Wars being save in the edit has been debunked.
Check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olqVGz6mOVE&t=2s

Posted by: Paul Young at September 21, 2021 07:35 PM (dOBhF)

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