James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond "Just As Men Are Evolving," Showing More Emotional Growth and Offering "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters
Plus: Woke Hollywood Discovers a "New Movement"

Awesome. I know that's what every man is looking for in James Bond.

We love the New Soy-Filled Bond we've been getting.


Variety writes that Broccoli confirmed to them that the "humanizing of the once-womanizing spy and the ensuring of more fulfilling, meatier roles for the female stars of the franchise" done during her and her brother's handling of the franchise will "continue in the next films".

"It's an evolution," asserted Broccoli, who in addition to serving as a James Bond producer is also the current director of the UK chapter of Time's Up. "Bond is evolving just as men are evolving. I don't know who's evolving at a faster pace."

Speaking of Woke Hollywood: OK, Groomers.

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I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

A new Wizard of Oz remake is currently in the works by director Kenya Barris, who says that the new movie will feature plenty of LGBTQ representation. Barris also stated that the original movie was a reflection of what was going on in the world at the time, which was the Dust Bowl and The Great Depression, and now the current world events of LGBTQ representation will be one of the defining factors of his remake.

According to Barris, "Now we're going to turn a mirror on where we're at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world." This is certainly a different take on the Wizard of Oz, but one that many people are going to find quite exciting.

Actually, it's not as big of a deal that this is the "Gay Wizard of Oz" as you might think. As all these properties come out of copyright, there are going to be off-brand productions, like the Winnie the Pooh horror movie Blood and Honey.

Once these things go out of copyright, anyone can make any version they like. They usually just can't use the proper name of the property, which is usually trademarked, because trademark, unlike copyright, can last in perpetuity. (The Winnie the Pooh movie will probably be sued into dropping the "Winnie the Pooh" part of the title, though they can still say it in the movie. They just can't identify the product by the trademarked name.)

There's a competing Oz remake which will be more faithful to the original, but without the music. That version will be able to use elements that were created specifically for the movie -- such as the ruby slippers; in the novel, they were silver, I think -- because it's being made by Warner Bros., which made and owns the original.

One of the reasons I was annoyed at the Gay Oz was that there are like 15 Oz novels and anyone with a brain in their head would be attempting to lay the groundwork for a long string of family-oriented, book-faithful (mostly) Oz-centered films. I imagine that that will be the goal of the "real" Oz project.

So, there will be two different Oz movies for two completely different Americas.

Does anyone get the feeling that we are splitting into two countries?

What a smooth transition that was. Because WDWPro -- that stands for "Walt Disney World Professional," someone who says he's a Disney World insider with insider information -- says he spoke to a toy industry expert who told him the toy industry is now splitting between conservative and liberal. Or woke vs. non-woke.

Toys are major ancillary money-makers for Hollywood.

And now that Top Gun: Maverick acquainted Hollywood with the crazy idea that masculine heroes and masculine virtues like patriotism, stoicism, courage and toughness could make money, the toy industry is splitting between the Woke and Post-Woke sectors.

A toy insider with major connections is reaching out to That Park Place again with impressive details. According to this individual, whom we have verified as being an expert within the industry, the toy market in North America is beginning to split into politically-based markets. The rise of "conservative entertainment" is how it is being termed with executives inside the industry, many of whom are bewildered by this "new thing." And what fits into this "conservative entertainment" segment of the toy industry? It may surprise you.

Actually it probably won't. But it will be fun to read anyway.

So here are the "new criteria" defining the "new movement" of this "new type" of entertainment.

It's so new you guys, you won't believe how new it is.

Here are some criteria that various studios and merchandising partners are working with in regards to what corporations believe is a new movement. And, according to the source, that's being driven in large part due to movies like Top Gun: Maverick having phenomenal returns that broke through the ceiling of what analysts believed was possible.

* Patriotic

* Military and law enforcement positively portrayed

* Mostly if not all heterosexual, [redacted to protect site from algorithm damage]

* No spotlight on alphabet issues

It's so new you guys. What an innovation it is, to have a two hour movie which doesn't focus on Alphabet Issues.

I don't know what the redacted part is. Probably something like, "with actors who are the actual sex they're portraying, that is, no trans actors playing opposite gender."


* Marriage/family unit seen as positive institution; kids love and admire their parents, parents sacrificing for each other and their kids

It's like science fiction you guys. I think this might be the plan for a new Star Trek-style toy line you guys.


* Communities seen as unifying, institutions shown as positives

* Multiple white males in cast, can be majority ; in leadership roles

Oh My God you guy the newness here, it's Future Shocking me.

* Feminine good looking women, masculine men

* Hero archetype is intact

* Fire arms not seen as inherently bad, can be shown as a means of protection

This may read like a parody, and maybe WDW Pro is getting punked, but WDW Pro is a legitimate journalist/blogger/muckraker. He himself would not spoof his audience.

In essence, this looks very similar to how the market dealt with entertainment and the United States at the end of the Cold War, during the eighties and early nineties.

Why yes it is -- it sounds very much like The Before Times.

He writes that as one side of the toy market splits to market to "new movement," The Before Times market, the other side of the market will be liberated to chase the "old movement," the woke/alphabet people/feminist market that much harder.

Essentially, the market is doing what the market always does: it's searching for money. The problem in our current culture is that American is splitting into two distinct cultural groups... and there's no good way to unify those in media and merchandise. As a result, companies are going to begin separating their offerings into distinctly conservative and distinctly liberal properties. Sure, there will still be the Mickey Mouse brands that try to appeal to both sides, but as the source says, even Star Wars has been damaged by the bifurcation of the market.

Via Thinking Critical.

This is a toy guy, not a movie or TV guy, but he is part of the same schlock production chain that churns out this crap. He might not be in the center of The Media Blob, but he is part of one of its major Tendrils.

His source has previously provided information on how badly Marvel and Star Wars merchandise is doing in the marketplace -- something that is confirmed by a lot of people -- and that the situation is so bad that Disney is looking past its own brands, which are no longer top-of-line, to find the next "big thing." They're even looking to acquire, maybe, the Next Big Thing out of Japan. Like, the next Transformers.

Or a Manga property. Incredibly, Disney is now looking past Marvel to look for a manga property as its next cash cow. That's how well Phase 4 (or as Gary from Nerdrotic calls it, Stage IV) is doing.

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1 first.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (bVYXr)

2 "evolving", I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:15 PM (bVYXr)

3 That's a long damn post.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:16 PM (zhLdt)

4 Of. Course it will be woke

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:18 PM (xhxe8)

5 So, The Wizard of Oz is going to do the "when monkeys fly out of my ass" in a literal fashion.

Posted by: Orson at September 30, 2022 05:18 PM (Hm1Og)

6 I have bought a few hundred DVDs of real movies the last several years, so I won't have to fund this crap ever again.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (lTGtQ)

7 Represent the world, so 51% are Trannies now

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (xhxe8)

8 I always thought the old The Wizard of Oz was ghey already.

My bad.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (LsEU/)

9 The Curious Lion.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (oTZbj)

10 Looks like my streak of not attending any movies will continue.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (xxG/v)

11 If there was an actual market for this woke garbage we would see it at the box office, but we are not.


Ergo, logic dictates there is no market for woke movies because they are all bombing in theaters.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:19 PM (bVYXr)

12 Didnt we do black wizard of oz with MJ and Diana Ross?

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (MGB5H)

13 -
the ensuring of more fulfilling, meatier roles for the female stars of the franchise -
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I'm guessing we all know what they mean here. The next female bond will be packing a penis. What's meatier than that?

Posted by: irright at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (SchQD)

14
A long list of "entertainment products" that I'll never view.

It's a pity that Historic First! Adam's apple got his dumbass self arrested for spying -- he'd be perfect as Dorothy in the new Wizard movie!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (pNxlR)

15 Hey Gabe, how's the truck?

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (Lzpvj)

16 Well, that last Bond movie staring Daniel Craig already introduced the Bond butch replacement Bond. She must not have gone over very well if they've decided a soi boi is a better fit than Butch Bond.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (5pTK/)

17 Tranny Bond. Have Gun, will travel.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:20 PM (ynpvh)

18 "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters"

Just what we need. Women with more meat.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (sn5EN)

19 >>>3 That's a long damn post.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland

it's a good one. I should have broken this up into three or four posts.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (B3oWe)

20 18 "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters"

Just what we need. Women with more meat.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (sn5EN)

You'll be made to suck it to, H8ter!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (ynpvh)

21 >>>James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond

*wanking motion*

BFD. Wouldn't even bother to pirate it online, if I were otherwise so inclined.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (yHsuS)

22 The Force Is Female
---
Explains why the dark side is so strong.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (krQz2)

23 A new Wizard of Oz remake is currently in the works by director Kenya Barris, who says that the new movie will feature plenty of LGBTQ representation.

They could make Dorothy trans, played by a 6'5" black man, and "her" song could be "If I Could Only Lose My Cock".

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (zhLdt)

24 "I always thought the old The Wizard of Oz was ghey already."

You are not wrong. Hollyweird has been that way for a long time.

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (sn5EN)

25 Everything is fake and gay.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (u73oe)

26 yeah it's too long for one post. Too much content! I cut out the Feminist Hero's journey for another post.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (B3oWe)

27 Do we get to laugh when the grievance crowd creates an uproar over Hollywood using straight actors rather than real life tranny homosexuals?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (5pTK/)

28 The Wiccan Witch of the West.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (oTZbj)

29 22 The Force Is Female
---
Explains why the dark side is so strong.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (krQz2)

I guess she's like Gaia; a bitch.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (ynpvh)

30 So, The Wizard of Oz is going to do the "when monkeys fly out of my ass" in a literal fashion.

Posted by: Orson at September 30, 2022 05:18 PM (Hm1Og)

With real monkeypox.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (yHsuS)

31 This may read like a parody, and maybe WDW Pro is getting punked, but WDW Pro is a legitimate journalist/blogger/muckraker. He himself would not spoof his audience.

Yeah that list is... I mean its impossible to keep a straight face reading it. That's literally all entertainment for thousands of years up to the last 5. That's literally how everything was until very, very recently. Even if you're a young punk Zillennial you remember how this was true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (Ivdso)

32 28 The Wiccan Witch of the West.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (oTZbj)

the Nancy Pelosi story?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (ynpvh)

33 Jamie Bond (they/them): Golden Snizz

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (krQz2)

34
I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:


Hey! That's my schtick!

-- Disney World

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (pNxlR)

35 WTF you fcking asshoes?!

Posted by: Zombie L Frank Baum at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (llON8)

36 Haven't set foot inside a movie theater since 'Saving Private Ryan.'

Good to know I'm not missing a damn thing by writing these fuckwads out of my life.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (TU8Tj)

37 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (exHjb)

38 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep? Is the Tin Man going to have tin boobs? What the hell?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (Ivdso)

39 Offering "Meatier" Roles to Female Characters

Those with girthy penises?

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (ju2Fy)

40 Sam Raimi attempted to adapt one of the other Oz novels when he made Oz the Great and Powerful. While I enjoyed it it was not the launching off WB wanted it to be.

Posted by: BruceWayne at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (MGB5H)

41 Bond. Devo Bond.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (63Dwl)

42 36 Haven't set foot inside a movie theater since 'Saving Private Ryan.'

Good to know I'm not missing a damn thing by writing these fuckwads out of my life.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (TU8Tj)

Wait until you see the 2022 version, "Saving Ryan's Privates"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (ynpvh)

43 Bond ended at Skyfall.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (lTGtQ)

44 Re: Wizard of Oz

>>>I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

Wasn't it was already?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)

45 Flying Furries

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (xhxe8)

46 37 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (exHjb)

She'd be more S&M if true to the original comics...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (ynpvh)

47
I pity the fool!

Treat your mother right!

https://youtu.be/RO6JiFztJdg?t=34

Posted by: MR T at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (63j5j)

48 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics.

Well... kinda? At the end of the first movie she starts showing enormous energy powers and suddenly can fly without any transition or reason for it other than "well this is just what she does now". That movie was really good (if a bit silly in places) for the first 2/3rds, then it turned into crap. Its just Gal Gadot is so winsome and lovely you can put up with it for a little while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (Ivdso)

49 >>> 44 Re: Wizard of Oz

>>>I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

Wasn't it was already?
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)

Maybe those poofters in Hollywood meant that for the *movie*...

Posted by: Zombie L Frank Baum at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (llON8)

50 Instead of the creepy monkey's on the new ghey wizzard. They will all get monkeypox instead.

Posted by: Minnfidel Where's Jackie? at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (wZdQy)

51 OK, this will be a jolt back in time for some of you Gen Xers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qreg8QN3SO8

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (W2Pud)

52 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

53 i'll post the mr. t video in the next is this something?, soothsayer. thanks.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (B3oWe)

54 37 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (exHjb)

Wonder Woman was discovering her powers because she was using her powers for the first time in a non-training environment.

Wonder Woman one was a classic combination of Greco demigod story and super origin. It was probably the masterpiece of the genre really. Marvel's only near equivalent would have been Ant-Man.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (Lzpvj)

55
11 minutes of advice from me, MR T

https://youtu.be/p8G7mR_VJ3U

Posted by: MR T at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (63j5j)

56 38 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep? Is the Tin Man going to have tin boobs? What the hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (Ivdso)

You forgot scare crow - I'd bet between Tin Man and Scare Crow you have the transitioned character and the gender fluid character...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (exHjb)

57 Ha ha "Future Shocking"

Typically that's what I tell my wife she's in for when she asks what our plans are for a Friday night.

Posted by: Milquetoast mortgage-paying neighbor in flyover country at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (RTFfA)

58 Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
But a boob job
And an artificial vag

Posted by: Amerika at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (sn5EN)

59 44 Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)

British spy parlance for poofter was "Friends of Dorothy."

Food for thought.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (Lzpvj)

60 52 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

These days it's mostly imaginary

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (ynpvh)

61 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

The Lion will sing "If I were kink of the forest!"

Posted by: Tonypete at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (LsEU/)

62 If the Force is female, it cannot be God the Father.

Nor the Son.

Nor the Holy Spirit, who impregnated the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It's all Kabukakke.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (C1rbv)

63 56 38 What I am trying to work out is how they are going to make a film about a dog, a little girl, a lion, and a person made of tin into an LGBTQWERTY presentation. Is the lion going to be a trans-sheep? Is the Tin Man going to have tin boobs? What the hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:23 PM (Ivdso)

You forgot scare crow - I'd bet between Tin Man and Scare Crow you have the transitioned character and the gender fluid character...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (exHjb)

Tin man's genderfluid is oil...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (ynpvh)

64

I hope Dorothy is a big titty teenage lesbian that has lots of sexy time...

Posted by: Xtreme Denise at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (7kOpl)

65 Octobackhole.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (krQz2)

66 By the way that Feminist Hero's Journey came from Arkhaven Comics, their blog:

https://tinyurl.com/yvdnpfu8

"UPDATE: Just to be clear. I DID NOT MAKE THIS UP. This was leaked to me by a script doctor I know."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (Ivdso)

67 >>>Essentially, the market is doing what the market always does: it's searching for money.

Pro-tip: Stop shitting on your customers, unless your customer is Martin Bashir.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (yHsuS)

68 Kind of appropriate the Kennedy is wearing a black shirt in that last picture.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (3p4cr)

69 Wonder Woman one was a classic combination of Greco demigod story and super origin. It was probably the masterpiece of the genre really. Marvel's only near equivalent would have been Ant-Man.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (Lzpvj)

I do think Wonder Woman 1 was DC's best movie of the current decade...

And I'll say The Batman or The Joker were 2nd...both of these for really going deep into the heart of Gotham's wretchedness...

The rest has been average to awful...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (exHjb)

70 9 - She is now an independent woman who will never need a man. And she must continue her journey alone. Any other person in her life will hold her back. She will never love or be a wife or a mother. Those things would all hold her back.

9a - She will have at least 6 cats.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (zhLdt)

71
Did someone trim this piece? I could have sworn that the franchise killer, Kathleen Marshall, was once part of this.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (pNxlR)

72 Poofter? You talking about me?

Posted by: Alan Cumming at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (C1rbv)

73 Amazon blows entire $1 Billion "Rings of Power" budget on making it look like a woman can hold a sword.



-- The Bee


Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (gmo/4)

74 Wizard of Oz always creeped me out when I was a kid. Just did not like it. But I was not afraid of watching scary movies in general. but Oz was on a whole 'nuther level. Just bothered me.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (xPJvm)

75 66 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:27 PM (Ivdso)

If women are that powerful and already run the universe why do I give enough of a fuck to spend money to reread the reality?

They never seem to get it if I want this story told to me I can go to the Rat at any campus and for the cost of a pitcher of beer get told it ad nauseum.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (Lzpvj)

76 I don't know about roles, but many women have a preference for meatier, in which The Paolo has found his, how you say, métier.

Posted by: Paolo at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (a3Q+t)

77 Will new movement movies have characters smoking cigarettes?

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (xPl2J)

78 Just what we need. Women with more meat.
Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:21 PM (sn5EN)


I guess Big Mike Obama wants to break into acting.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (zhLdt)

79 A new Wizard of Oz remake is currently in the works by director Kenya Barris, who says that the new movie will feature plenty of LGBTQ representation. Barris also stated that the


They should just remake Zardoz with more tits

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:30 PM (M+Lyo)

80
>>>I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:

Wasn't it was already?
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:24 PM (yHsuS)
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On the contrary, Baum wrote it as political commentary disguised as a children's adventure and farce.

Emerald City is really not emerald, you see. The law decrees that you have to wear emerald-tinted goggles inside the city limits.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (krQz2)

81 >> Point 4: No man has anything to teach a woman.

To be fair, I have never been able to tell a woman anything. Same for most of my mates.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (jctjU)

82 Marvel's only near equivalent would have been Ant-Man.

I agree, both shared a strong feel of being COMIC BOOK movies, rather than action heroes wearing vaguely costume-like uniforms and having unusual abilities.

I would classify Iron Man II as being in the same camp. It felt like a comic book, like someone storyboarded the movie using a comic book (which, supposedly the director of The Crow literally did).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (Ivdso)

83 Bravo Paolo.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (C1rbv)

84 I guess they'll be subbing a lube tube for the oil can.

Posted by: Dagwood at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (MNaS0)

85 How are they going to make Conservatives the wicked witch?

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (xhxe8)

86 I'm surprised there hasn't been some extremely LGBTQWERTY remake of "Alice in Wonderland."

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (LBj9x)

87 Give them a hard time, Paolo.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (C1rbv)

88 69 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (exHjb)

Eh mostly, I'd say that had they not tried to work out the creator's daddy issues in the script Routh's man of steel would have been okay.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the best space opera flick of the last decade.

I am just past giving a fuck anymore, I watched "Reacher" I am watching "The Boys", and I watched "Strange New Worlds" with a wan sense of sadness grasping that Bad Reboot will not let its greatness last.

I am just about done with pop culture.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (Lzpvj)

89 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

These days it's mostly imaginary
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (ynpvh)
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It's complex.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (krQz2)

90 Wizard of Oz always creeped me out when I was a kid. Just did not like it. But I was not afraid of watching scary movies in general. but Oz was on a whole 'nuther level. Just bothered me.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:29 PM (xPJvm)

Same here, hated it. I was also freaked out by Charlie and the Chocolate factory.



Did you get a talking to by HR ?

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (M+Lyo)

91 yeah it's too long for one post. Too much content! I cut out the Feminist Hero's journey for another post.
Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:22 PM (B3oWe)


Now nobody will understand my comment at 70. Oh, who am I kidding, they haven't read the post.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (zhLdt)

92 >>>Did someone trim this piece? I could have sworn that the franchise killer, Kathleen Marshall, was once part of this.


yes I cut that off for later publication. it's too much for one post.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (B3oWe)

93 86 I'm surprised there hasn't been some extremely LGBTQWERTY remake of "Alice in Wonderland."

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (LBj9x)

But a druggie version? Why not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (ynpvh)

94 Hollyweird ruins every thing with their stoopid "remakes" with sodomites. It's sodomites 24/7 with these sodomites.

Kinda like the old Soviet Union movies of "Boy Loves Girl And Her Tractor" movies.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (R/m4+)

95 I was also freaked out by Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

That movie would have scared the piss out of me as a little kid, literally weeing myself. Especially that tunnel scene.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (Ivdso)

96 89 Gender isn't binaryan integral number. It's a fractal function.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:25 PM (krQz2)

These days it's mostly imaginary
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (ynpvh)
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It's complex.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (krQz2)

Definitely irrational

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (ynpvh)

97
They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.

It Sucked.

But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (63j5j)

98 I never dreamed that the mere fear of being called an “-ist” or “-phobe” would bring our culture to ruin

Posted by: weew at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (LqWoq)

99
They should just remake Zardoz with more tits
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway


The Martian hookers have four tits! Four! Tits!

-- prospectus for remake of "Total Recall"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (pNxlR)

100

Are you a good bitch, or a bad bitch?

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (7kOpl)

101 And another funny thing is that Baum would have fit pretty well with this group.

You should notice that the "Wizard" can't give the Scarecrow a brain (which Baum shows he has already by making Scarecrow the sharpest of the group), but he can give him a diploma.

The whole allegory is about how useless the federal government is.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (krQz2)

102
No Mr Bond, I expect you to die.

Oh, I’ll give you such a pinch!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (u73oe)

103 94 Hollyweird ruins every thing with their stoopid "remakes" with sodomites. It's sodomites 24/7 with these sodomites.

Kinda like the old Soviet Union movies of "Boy Loves Girl And Her Tractor" movies.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (R/m4+)

these days, mostly tractor-attracted boy

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (ynpvh)

104 I cut out the Feminist Hero's journey for another post.

You can give the original source for it credit instead of me then I just passed it on, based on a link from someone else here whose name I do not recall.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (Ivdso)

105 ... splits to market to "new movement," The Before Times market, the other side of the market will be liberated to chase the "old movement," the woke/alphabet people/feminist market...

So two markets
The Before Times market, and
The Sodom and Gomorrah market.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (jctjU)

106 Manga is more masculine and less gay the Hollywood...and they have literal femboys and futanari in Manga.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (XvPQV)

107 Did you get a talking to by HR ?
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (M+Lyo)

It was a nothing burger, just a wishy washy back and forth about how can we help you help us help you thing. Pretty much everyone is getting this. I was just afraid they would want me to declare my pronouns or some dumb shit. It's all good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (xPJvm)

108 Women can't get a hard on.
It's the basis of the Washington and Hollywood hate.

And wonder.

Posted by: redenzo at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (E7vND)

109 Best female secret agent movie is the comedy Spy. I'm glad I came across it on TV by accident because I never would have sought it out. Melissa McCarthy was pretty good.

Best serious one IMO is Red Sparrow.

Red Sparrow > Atomic Blonde

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (lKM6R)

110 I think part of the joke of Scarecrow is that the Wizard never reassures him that he has a brain and is sharp, he simply gives him a diploma without ever acknowledging that he has a brain.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (krQz2)

111 It's funny: in many 90s-2000s blockbuster the military had an overwhelmingly positive portrayal even at the height of (cynical) liberal posturing against the Iraq War. Even if their true feelings were better expressed in military hating films that no one likes.

But what are they going to do now? Praise RTP wars and Back the Blue? Half their base would never forgive them, and two thirds of patriotic Americans are already tuning out. Is this because they're desperately trying to drum up national unity before some great cataclysm?

Posted by: trev006 at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (yZNTO)

112 I would classify Iron Man II as being in the same camp. It felt like a comic book, like someone storyboarded the movie using a comic book (which, supposedly the director of The Crow literally did).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (Ivdso)
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Interestingly, The Crow is a profoundly Catholic movie.

See my blog entry of the same title. Deadpool is almost a scene-for-scene secular remake.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (llXky)

113 99
They should just remake Zardoz with more tits
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway

The Martian hookers have four tits! Four! Tits!

-- prospectus for remake of "Total Recall"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (pNxlR)

Careful, or at some point you'll end up with this:
https://is.gd/wtVhcX

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (ynpvh)

114 L. Frank Baum was born in my hometown.


Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (gmo/4)

115 "Just what we need. Women with more meat."

Starring Lizzo.

Posted by: Bosk at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (v4L7Y)

116 Also, regarding Wizard of Oz, I had no clue that the Oz stuff was in color, because we always had a B&W telly. Heh.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (xPJvm)

117 To be fair, I have never been able to tell a woman anything. Same for most of my mates.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:31 PM (jctjU)

All of my spouses answers begin, "No, but...".

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (AmoqO)

118 Snip snip here, snip snip there, and a couple of lah-dee-dahs...

Posted by: Transexual Surgeon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (oTZbj)

119 88 69 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:28 PM (exHjb)

Eh mostly, I'd say that had they not tried to work out the creator's daddy issues in the script Routh's man of steel would have been okay.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the best space opera flick of the last decade.

I am just past giving a fuck anymore, I watched "Reacher" I am watching "The Boys", and I watched "Strange New Worlds" with a wan sense of sadness grasping that Bad Reboot will not let its greatness last.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (Lzpvj)

Ummm, The Boys comic is not exactly R-rated...that one might be, ummm, too raunchy for this board.

Guardians is Marvel, so I didn't include it. I have a Marvel ranking, too, for what's worthy and not. Of phase 4 Marvel, only Spiderman Far From Home is even worth a watch (and I liked it b/c I liked Spiderman and the team up was a fan service delivery that was perfect) - the rest is average to garbage, and I still haven't bothered with Eternals or Dr Strange 2...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (exHjb)

120 The Wizard is going to have a very, er, progressive relationship with the Munchkins.

Posted by: Anotheranon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (8Ze5j)

121 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.
It Sucked.
But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.
Posted by: Soothsayer,

It was a Broadway Play first, and judging by the commercials it looked OK. For a Broadway play, that is.

Now lets all "Ease on down, ease on down the road..."
"Don't you carry nothing that might be a load,..."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (jctjU)

122 It's Faggot Friday

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (v0R5T)

123 Manga has a heavy dose of traditional values (girls are girly, men work and women take care of the home etc) mixed with a heavy dose of "what the hell???"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Ivdso)

124 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.

It Sucked.

But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (63j5j)
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"Ease on Down the Road" was a catchy tune.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (llXky)

125 Should rename Bond to James Bland.

James to woman: "The name is Bland, James Bland"

Woman: "You got that right."

Posted by: WisRich at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (G0vdT)

126 I'm guessing we all know what they mean here. The next female bond will be packing a penis. What's meatier than that?
--------------------
Girth. Dick Girth.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (yikp0)

127 112 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (llXky)

Hollywood of course misunderstood the entire point of the Crow and by the third rehash of it had made it "Emo's Revenge" rather than what it was a story about the classical understanding of justice, revenge, balance, redemption, and absolution.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Lzpvj)

128 Dear Japan,

Please don't let Disney have ANYTHING. They will wreck it worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

Sincerely,
A semi-otaku

Posted by: pookysgirl, not NEET enough at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (XKZwp)

129 The Wizard is going to have a very, er, progressive relationship with the Munchkins.

Posted by: Anotheranon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (8Ze5j)
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The model is Hunter Biden and midgets.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2)

130 But I was not afraid of watching scary movies in general. but Oz was on a whole 'nuther level. Just bothered me.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:29
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Time frame circa 1967. Hiding under the piano bench of the upright. Flying monkeys wreak havoc on screen and I jumped. Head bled like a stuck pig. Hate those monkeys.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (ju2Fy)

131 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.
It Sucked.
But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.
Posted by: Soothsayer,


But. It starred Michael Jackson. And Nipsy Russell.

Nipsy Russell.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (xPJvm)

132 Either Timothee Chalamet or Ezra Miller gets the nod to play the new Bond.

"Ezra Miller is!! . . . 'On His Magesty's Secret *air quotes* Service' *giggle*!!"

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Gda1b)

133 >>>But a druggie version? Why not.

i really like White Rabbit.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (B3oWe)

134 Careful, or at some point you'll end up with this:
https://is.gd/wtVhcX
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:36 PM (ynpvh)
........

She'd be popular at the topless beach.

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (v0R5T)

135 I was at the drug store last week. Star Wars VIII was in the same discount bin as "The Best of CPO Sharkey."

Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (llXky)

136 Kinda like the old Soviet Union movies of "Boy Loves Girl And Her Tractor" movies.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (R/m4+)

SCTV had a skit about a Soviet talking tractor

Tibor's Talking Tractor
https://tinyurl.com/39ycax9x

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (3p4cr)

137 My sister is considerably more accomplished than I am, having a wikipedia page, and having an asteroid named after her, and I certainly don't begrudge her success. She achieved her status the right way, through hard work, and not by belittling the men in her field.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (CecP5)

138 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)

139 Hold on, I gotta mix toothpaste with Vaseline and wait 27 minutes.

I don't know what's going to happen, but I'll bet it makes a great sex lube.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (XvPQV)

140 133 Either Timothee Chalamet or Ezra Miller gets the nod to play the new Bond.

"Ezra Miller is!! . . . 'On His Magesty's Secret *air quotes* Service' *giggle*!!"
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (Gda1b)

The new rumor is it will be Spiderman...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (exHjb)

141
Yeah, and Richard Pryor was the "Wiz."

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (63j5j)

142 They will continue ruining Bond.

Posted by: runner at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (Xd/WJ)

143 "Women can't get a hard on.
It's the basis of the Washington and Hollywood hate."
-----

I would respond but it is unseemly for the elderly to comment on sexual matters.

Posted by: Javems at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (AmoqO)

144 The Wiz?

Nobody beats him!

Posted by: weew at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (LqWoq)

145 I'm a little bit confused, honestly.
I always thought The Wizard of Oz was gay.
They plan to make it gayer?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (jctjU)

146 It's complex.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:32 PM (krQz2)

Definitely irrational
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:33 PM (ynpvh)
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You win.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (krQz2)

147 Nipsy Russell.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:38 PM (xPJvm)

Nipsey Russell > Nipsey Hussle

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (R/m4+)

148

Horthey and the Munchkin Daisy Chain.

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (7kOpl)

149 They made a "black" Wizard Of Oz called The Wiz.

It Sucked.

But not because it was "black."
Because it sucked.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (63j5j)

Never saw it. Was it worse than that Sgt Pepper's atrocity?

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (xPl2J)

150 i really like White Rabbit.

Posted by: ace at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (B3oWe)
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When it hits the climax, will Hunter S. Thompson throw the space heater into the bath tub?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (llXky)

151 Scarecrow's new song-

Oh I could spend all my time
Grooming my vagine
If I only had a snatch

I could train my pussy lips
to queef with a lisp
If I only had a snatch

Posted by: Leon Sphinx at September 30, 2022 05:40 PM (UIngH)

152
... it's worth knowing that Baum married a daughter of Fayetteville's anti-Christian feminist firebrand, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Baum was fascinated by his brilliant mother-in-law and spent many hours in her company, absorbing her conviction that Christianity was a false religion that oppressed women; her radically advanced ideas of gender equality; and her sophisticated theories about nonauthoritarian governance, inspired by her studies of the Iroquois Indians. All of these notions color the Oz books. Think of the preponderance of strong female characters (Dorothy, Glinda, the Wicked Witch of the West), quite extraordinary by the standards of Victorian literature. Think of the utter and pointed omission of religion and central government in the land of Oz: in the words of Baum scholar Katharine M. Rogers, "Oz is a utopia where people are naturally inclined to help and respect each other because they are happy." And consider the climax of the movie, where Toto goes behind the curtain and exposes "the great and powerful Oz" as a false god.

Baum would lampoon religion even more explicitly in two non-Oz children's books: Policeman Bluejay (1907) and The Sea Fairies (1911).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (pNxlR)

153 What struck me in reading the Wizard of Oz recently is that Dorothy is not just young but she's almost a toddler. She's praised for washing her hands regularly, like a little paragon of a good girl. Its longer than the movie and has a lot of neat little scenes that never made it in, as well. The movie makes it almost completely clear that the events never took place (just a dream) but in the book its pretty clear that the place is real and all that really took place.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (Ivdso)

154 They made an prequel to Wizard of Oz called Oz with James Franco. I thought it was interesting.

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (lKM6R)

155 From dun dadundundun
to tada.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (FhXTo)

156 The Martian hookers have four tits! Four! Tits!

-- prospectus for remake of "Total Recall"
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:34 PM (pNxlR)


And she'll have a 10 minute soliloquy regarding the nobility of sex work and the evils of the male gaze.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (zhLdt)

157
SCTV had a skit about a Soviet talking tractor

Tibor's Talking Tractor
https://tinyurl.com/39ycax9x
Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (3p4cr)
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That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (krQz2)

158 That's funny, it sounds like the same old model from pre woke days were movies were made with popular values for the normal people and made money and "art" films were swooned over by about a few hundred people in the elite enclaves and made no money at all.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (eoQWY)

159 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)

That's what I am saying.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (yHsuS)

160 "I mean, it has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals:"

Actually, 'children's fantasy' has always = 'for adult homosexuals' to some extent. Not that it was made for them, but they have always appropriated it and watched it.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (P/Z4E)

161 What do you do with Sarah?
Bet he killed her

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (xhxe8)

162 That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (krQz2)
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Ah for the days when even the Canucks could be anti-communist!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (llXky)

163 139 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)

I agree

Posted by: Dumbledung at September 30, 2022 05:42 PM (ynpvh)

164 "And now that Top Gun: Maverick acquainted Hollywood with the crazy idea that masculine heroes and masculine virtues like patriotism, stoicism, courage and toughness could make money, the toy industry is splitting between the Woke and Post-Woke sectors."

I finally saw Top Gun: Maverick not too long ago and I was very impressed. That whole last sequence of Maverick in the hijacked F14 vs the Su 57s was the best final sequence I've seen in a film in a long while. One can only hope it doesn't get ruined by its own success though.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Rl7KJ)

165 The Wizard is going to have a very, er, progressive relationship with the Munchkins.
Posted by: Anotheranon at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (8Ze5j)

————-

We represent the S&M Guild
The S&M Guild
The S&M Guild.
And in the name of the S&M Guild
We wish to welcome you to Munchin Land.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (u73oe)

166 Also... "Gay Wizard of Oz"...
Did no one see the Munchkins?

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (P/Z4E)

167 119 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:37 PM (exHjb)

I included the boys here and a list of "what I am watching" because I often get accused of being a knee-jerk philistine regarding modern "entertainment."

The creators of the Boys are dimwits to a degree, take "St*rmfront" the character, they had the opportunity and dipped her feet in the water of taking the piss out of the left for loving them some socialism "nationalized" so long as it is delivered with witty grrlpwwr bromides.

Hell if they *really* wanted to point out the insanity of America with "Vought" they could have pointed out that Germany and America going back to the 1890s had been swapping love letters on Eugenics and racial hygiene....

Nah bro we'll just make her She Trump or something.

I am not even pissed off at them as much as I used to be because rather than being some hardworking interlocking effective conspiracy it is just a bunch of morally delinquent, intellectually vacuous ethically lazy frippery.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Lzpvj)

168 "I mean, it ["The Wizard of Oz"] has been historically understood to be a children's fantasy, but sure, let's make it for adult homosexuals"

Truth be told, there's plenty of kinky stuff in Baum's "Oz" books. For example, at the end of "Return to Oz", the hero, a boy named Jack, is transformed into Princess Ozma, and everybody is OK with that. (It seems that a witch had placed a spell on Ozma, turning her into the boy Jack, and at the end of the book, the spell was undone. But still ...) A literal filming of that book would be, let's say, interesting.

Posted by: Nemo at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (S6ArX)

169 "Ease on Down the Road" was a catchy tune.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd "

Ug. I had to play that in HS marching band. I hate hate that song.

Posted by: Amerika at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (sn5EN)

170 What struck me in reading the Wizard of Oz recently is that Dorothy is not just young but she's almost a toddler. She's praised for washing her hands regularly, like a little paragon of a good girl. Its longer than the movie and has a lot of neat little scenes that never made it in, as well. The movie makes it almost completely clear that the events never took place (just a dream) but in the book its pretty clear that the place is real and all that really took place.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (Ivdso
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What's really striking is that the Witch only has 3 uses of the Flying Monkeys. Because they're not hers, and she only gets to use them by a ticket. (And they all wear like porters' uniforms)

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (krQz2)

171 146 I'm a little bit confused, honestly.
I always thought The Wizard of Oz was gay.
They plan to make it gayer?

Posted by: Gentlemen
---------------
The movie comes from a place and time that is simply not reachable to us today. We all take color for granted but at the time, the technology was very new. Heck, even synchronized sound was only about a decade old at the time. It was also on the eve of a devastating world war that changed everything in the US.

If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (CXr4y)

172 Off Canadian sock

Posted by: fd at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (sn5EN)

173 and "art" films were swooned over by about a few hundred people in the elite enclaves and made no money at all.

Right, post-woke stuff was made in the before times, but it was art house stuff that critics raved about, clove smoking artsy types loved, but nobody watched. It made the same amount of money, but didn't have a 40 million dollar budget or international mega release.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (Ivdso)

174 >>>So here are the "new criteria" defining the "new movement" of this "new type" of entertainment.

It's so new you guys, you won't believe how new it is.


I got news for them....

**Guts theme starts playing**

Posted by: Ice T at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (48d9R)

175 SCTV had a skit about a Soviet talking tractor
Tibor's Talking Tractor
https://tinyurl.com/39ycax9x
Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (3p4cr)

Hahaha....loved John Candy!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (R/m4+)

176

Gender-Neutral Lion:
What makes "La Cage aux Folles" so hot?
What puts the "Yow!" in guys sporting top knots?
What have they got that I haven't got?

Chorus:
Penis!

Gender-Neutral Lion:
You can say that again!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (pNxlR)

177 "split into politically-based markets"

No. It's splitting into RELIGIOUSLY based markets.
This is not politics, it's RELIGION.

Posted by: GWB at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (P/Z4E)

178 I do believe in poofts, I do, I do, I do...

Posted by: Lion at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (oTZbj)

179 Speaking of woke shit, I'm about to start Episode 6 of the Rings of Power...The early reviews from Nerdrotic, Disparu, Heelvsbabyface, and Knights Watch promise that this show is going to take epic badness to entirely new levels. We'll need to invent a new scale just to describe it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (K5n5d)

180 Everybody must try this sodomy now

Posted by: Makes lace wigs look quaint at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM (GFa1g)

181 Hahaha....loved John Candy!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM


Too bad he killed himself with drugs.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (bVYXr)

182 Oh, so Disney is looking to Japan for inspiration now, is it? Fun fact about Japan: for all their cultural weirdness, they are REALLY not into the ultra postmodern, post-everything, cut-your-junk-off nutty woke bullshit. Coincidence? Naaah.

Posted by: CppThis at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (UewuT)

183
Fire arms not seen as inherently bad, can be shown as a means of protection


I first read that as "means of production" ... and it made sense

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (pNxlR)

184 If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

It is crazy how much amazing stuff came out just that one year. And how little came out before it. I mean some good movies were made (especially in the silent era), but it was mostly forgettable. It was like some creative switch was thrown in 1939 and everything changed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (Ivdso)

185 Bring me the dildo of the Wicked Witch of the West!

Posted by: The Wizard at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (oTZbj)

186 Think of the preponderance of strong female characters (Dorothy, Glinda, the Wicked Witch of the West), quite extraordinary by the standards of Victorian literature.

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

I'm not sure I buy this "Victorian Literature" hatred of "strong women". I'm no expert but seems like all the books I read from the 1800s there were Jane Austen's books, Scarlet Letter, Little Women all of which had scads of female characters.

I'm sure if flogged into it they could wish all that and other books I don't remember out of existence, but I don't see Wizard of Oz as a feminist tract.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (eoQWY)

187
The New Woke James Bond recently opined that
Russia was overreacting to NATO's mission of installing hundreds of nuclear-tipped ICBM's in Ukraine which would be capable of utterly incinerating Moscow in mere minutes.

Posted by: Bach in Black at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (7ubmG)

188 Isn't "Gay Wizard of Oz" really kind of a double redundancy?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:39 PM (Gda1b)
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Not really. Those of us of a certain age may have had a kid who became hopelessly addicted a video or DVD and demanded that it be put in all the time. For one of my kids, "Wizard of Oz" was that film.

It's actually quite good, holds up under many many repeated viewings and the "gayness" is tempered with a deep cynicism and contempt. The Cowardly Lion saying he was a "dandy Lion" is wonderful, since it equates homosexuality with cowardice.

There's all sorts of subtle jabs that were the staple of 1930s films - sidelong glances and double-takes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (llXky)

189 So this side of the theatre is for trans and gay movies.

This side on the right is for America, Fuck Yeah! movies.


I'm gonna guess the right side does 4x the business.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (mE7cY)

190 *Dorothy makes into see the Wizard*

Dorothy, did you serve at Camp LeJuene between 1953 and 1987?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (u73oe)

191 I looking forward to Dorothy's speech about how she acknowledges that OZ is occupied land and that she is looking to spend some quality time with the the Lollipop Guild.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (3p4cr)

192 According to Barris, "Now we're going to turn a mirror on where we're at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world."

*

Tell us about the casting for the flying monkeys who wear servants' outfits.

Go ahead.

Tell us.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (TKMtt)

193 I am not even pissed off at them as much as I used to be because rather than being some hardworking interlocking effective conspiracy it is just a bunch of morally delinquent, intellectually vacuous ethically lazy frippery.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Lzpvj)
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And they were stealth-arguing when St**mfront said "They agree with me, they just don't like the word 'Nazi'". When all the time she was being an in-the-closet Nazi.

People like that think they are clever, delivering "insights" as they see them. But they are really people hiding from the arguments they want to make.

I mean who couldn't take an atavistic KGB officer and make them spout Bernie's socialism, while he's really thinking Stalin's mass graves?

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (krQz2)

194 We'll need to invent a new scale just to describe it.

Is that the one where Galadriel is told to train the troops of a city she just broke out of jail in, by one of the greatest warriors in Middle Earth history? The one where she does a slow motion backflip while fighting 8 people at the same time with live swords?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (Ivdso)

195 If the Bond franchise wants to continue to be profitable they need to get rid of that Craig weirdo with the freakishly gay upper lip.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (z+OQR)

196 186 Bring me the dildo of the Wicked Witch of the West!

Posted by: The Wizard at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (oTZbj)

Big, Green, and bejeweled...oh wait, that's the Wizard's...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (ynpvh)

197 Who jilled my sister??

Posted by: The Wicked Witch of the West at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (oTZbj)

198 Everybody must try this sodomy now

Posted by: Makes lace wigs look quaint at September 30, 2022 05:45 PM


If some random guy tries to shove his dick up my butt, he will no longer have a dick, pretty simple actually.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (bVYXr)

199 So I told my wife about Hollywood making a gay Wizard of Oz and she said "with their service dog Toto".

Yep, my wife is a keeper.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (zL564)

200 The movie comes from a place and time that is simply not reachable to us today. We all take color for granted but at the time, the technology was very new. Heck, even synchronized sound was only about a decade old at the time. It was also on the eve of a devastating world war that changed everything in the US.

If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

Posted by: whig at September 30, 2022 05:44 PM (CXr4y)

On that, I can agree.

But when I watch a movie, I want to be entertained, maybe engage in a little escapism. I don't want to have gay sex with it and have it promise me a sweet gig at The Bulwark.

I don't find watching a girl and a bunch of fruity pies skipping down the yellow brick road entertaining.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (yHsuS)

201 I can't wait to rush out and not see any of these 'shows' .

Posted by: Eromero at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (/RDPd)

202 I am not even pissed off at them as much as I used to be because rather than being some hardworking interlocking effective conspiracy it is just a bunch of morally delinquent, intellectually vacuous ethically lazy frippery.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:43 PM (Lzpvj)

I actually appreciate certain parts of The Boys - showing the absolute grossness of what you get if sex gets divorced from morality...seeing how big business corrupts big gov as they sit in a pair...seeing how the little person has to fight back against all this dang garbage.

I mean, depending how you watch, that show has just as many things to say that our side says as others...but it gets X-rated sometimes.

I admit that Butcher is my favorite character...I don't know what that says about me, but, he's the best written...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (exHjb)

203 191 *Dorothy makes into see the Wizard*

Dorothy, did you serve at Camp LeJuene between 1953 and 1987?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (u73oe)

LOL, I see those commercials all the time...Where's Big Lou on the radio when you need him?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (ynpvh)

204 Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)

205 I could say awful things about woke Munchins in such a film, but I won't. Though I am po'ed.

I love 1939 The Wizard of Oz...everything about it from the perfect cast, the tornado, city of Oz, the ending. It has always been great story for kids & even grandparents.

I also really liked The Wiz on Broadway. Things can be redone without being completely against the grain of average folks.

I swear so much of the off-the-wall controversies and wokeness are, "it's mine cos you had it long enough." In other words, you have it, I want it - all without much real work involved.

Posted by: Lola at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (NIYa7)

206 "Or a Manga property. Incredibly, Disney is now looking past Marvel to look for a manga property as its next cash cow."

To be fair, Disney worked with Studio Ghibli, and brought over a host of animated films of high quality. But that was in an era before the American Otaku, and before Disney "transitioned" itself.

Though it might be cool to see a Japanese anime take on Disney properties. Particularly of their original cartoon characters, like Mickey, Goofy, and Donald. Imagine a couple of studios, each doing a 5-minute segment? Make it like the Animatrix, with a touch of Fantasia.

Posted by: Another Anon at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (sy/OZ)

207 I'm betting they won't bother to make the re-make line up with Dark Side of the Moon though.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (zhLdt)

208 Making the Wizard of Oz more gay is like making Alabama football fans more obnoxious. A herculean task.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (ZLI7S)

209 It is crazy how much amazing stuff came out just that one year. And how little came out before it. I mean some good movies were made (especially in the silent era), but it was mostly forgettable. It was like some creative switch was thrown in 1939 and everything changed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:47 PM (Ivdso)
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Um, no. The Astaire and Rogers films (which have amazing music and choreography), Bette Davis' best work (Jezebel, Dark Victory), and of course the original Mutiny on the Bounty, to name just a few.

Lots of great movies during the 1930s. Check 'em out!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (llXky)

210 Uposcrabblenik!

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (krQz2)

211 209 Making the Wizard of Oz more gay is like making Alabama football fans more obnoxious. A herculean task.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (ZLI7S


Snort

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (mE7cY)

212 I can guarantee you it wont be the Scarecrow that's a fag or gender confused.
No way they are putting that mantle on the brainless one.

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (DB16e)

213 I'm not sure I buy this "Victorian Literature" hatred of "strong women". I'm no expert but seems like all the books I read from the 1800s there were Jane Austen's books, Scarlet Letter, Little Women all of which had scads of female characters.

I suspect it comes from two things:

1) a host of terrible now forgotten crap that was familiar to early proponents of this theory
2) the fact that often women in these stories were relegated to victims or soft, weak people that fainted a lot and the men had to dominate.

There were VERY strong women in Victorian literature, though and writers such as Doyle kind of went out of his way to praise women and show them as strong, interesting, and capable. I mean his second Sherlock Holmes story was about a woman who humiliated and defeated him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Ivdso)

214 Q-men once worshiped at the feet of Judy Garland. Not one of them would ever want to change her. Bit now she's not queer enough. or something.

Posted by: 13times at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (nHSic)

215 And she'll have a 10 minute soliloquy regarding the nobility of sex work and the evils of the male gaze.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland



But she'll be interrupted by Kuato frequently whining about Mutant Rights. It'll be Battle of the Progressive Stack right in the middle of the movie.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Gda1b)

216 If you like classic movies, 1939 was probably Hollywood's best year creatively in cinema.

**

We've been struggling with something similar in our house. We've got a bunch of the 90s or so Disney animated movies, and they're absolutely great. Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, the Little Mermaid, etc. Almost a renaissance era for Disney animation, and all still hold up to this day. And now I have to outright tell my children "You're not allowed to watch that if there's a Mouse or Disney logo anywhere on it" when we see modern stuff come up.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (TKMtt)

217 top of line? no respect for 'the' in this world.

Speaking of yesterday's 'top of mind' and probably covered, but yesterday...

'right off the top of my head' would appear to be the closest fit to 'top of mind', but top of my head I always thought of a superficial, quick, without deep thoughts where as KJP seemed to be intimating that the dead congressgal was deeply involved in Joey's every other thought. Dunno.

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (3byMq)

218 Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (lKM6R)

219 I also really liked The Wiz on Broadway.

Posted by: Lola at September 30, 2022 05:50 PM (NIYa7)
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I'd like to wiz on Broadway, too.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (krQz2)

220 194 Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:48 PM (krQz2)

Progressivism has never been made to answer for ITS sins.

Like you said, "well we need electric cars to save the world" when "Friend" the hero (formerly COMRADE) is remembering the Katyn Forest....

"Friend" says behind closed doors "8 billion people is 7 billion too many and fuck these ants."

Where we are at is showing Homelander a debauched caricature of Reagan rightists being the only hypocrite rather than the actual status of them ALL being hypocrites.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (Lzpvj)

221 Heh

Pelosi claims Florida farmers are angry at DeSantis for shipping migrants North because they 'need them to pick crops'

DM link
https://bityl.co/EoXN

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (C35Jn)

222 Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)


Yep. I only liked the changing of the guard at the witch's castle. And the flying monkeys - because, they're fricking flying monkeys!

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (gmo/4)

223 That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:41 PM (krQz2)

Its CCCP-1, "Three C P One, Russian Television" and being more of a history guy than a movie guy I got a lot more of there references that I did for the Godfather/Public TV parody show.

"Uzbeks - the weak link in the great chain of Socialism"

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (eoQWY)

224 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 30, 2022 05:35 PM (xPJvm)

Right on

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (M+Lyo)

225 There was some godawful Wizard of Oz movie a few years back that was CGI'd to shit, but at least it had Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis (in a corset) in it.

Posted by: mmm Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (48d9R)

226 There's all sorts of subtle jabs that were the staple of 1930s films - sidelong glances and double-takes.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

The wonderful joys of the Hays code.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (KAi1n)

227 Studios have always used tent poles to pay for the more artsy movies they want to win Oscars.

Now they will use tent pole movies to pay for the gay movies. Which will never make a profit.

The real victim here is the artsy Oscar movies. And some of those have been fantastic movies.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (mE7cY)

228 Geebus, just got my nat gas bill from Excel. AMP went from $79 to 123.

Posted by: Infidel at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (+J0HH)

229 Lots of great movies during the 1930s. Check 'em out!

There were, but they were spread out pretty well. Do a comparison month by month after 1939 and before. The density of memorable, classic, and amazing films that came out after 1938 is far greater than before.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (Ivdso)

230 Men are evolving, huh? Most men I know still love T&A.

Posted by: sidney at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (itAo5)

231 "Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?"

All that skipping.

Posted by: Guy who hates skipping at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (sn5EN)

232 Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?
Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (lKM6R)



Some people go both ways.

Posted by: The Scarecrow at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (C35Jn)

233 Tranny Bond. Have Gun, will travel.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)




*reaches down front of pants . . . Makes gun-cocking sound*

*wink*

--- Tyranny Bond 006.9

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (Gda1b)

234 I appreciate Ace's focus on the perversion of the Old Us, as we sink ever quicker into the New Muck.

Well, mostly I don't care. I built up my DvD collection of movies in the 80s and 90s; my last purchase was Million Dollar Baby.

Not a bad division line, imho. I coulda done worse.

Dropped Netflix, Horeywood gets very few of my bux; I can't even remember the last time I went to a movie theater. The True Grit remake, maybe? My dad was a yuge western fan, and I was buying.

Strangely, like pro sports, I don't miss those holes in my life.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (JOtiF)

235 In the book "Ozma of OZ", the Ozma character is a young boy. We later learn that Ozma was actually a princess, but the witch turned her into a boy to disguise her from her enemies. The witch wishes to restore Ozma's girlhood, but the boy will have none of it. He is convinced by the other characters to submit, and become a princess. The witch conducts an elaborate magical spell to turn Ozma into a girl. Dorothy, The Scarecrow, and Tin man watch. The description of the scene would make a special effects team drool, and could well serve as sex change fantasy pron.

You bet your ass they're gonna go there.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (eWQHi)

236 There was some godawful Wizard of Oz movie a few years back that was CGI'd to shit, but at least it had Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis (in a corset) in it.
Posted by: mmm Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (48d9R)

That's the prequel with James Franco.

Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (lKM6R)

237 Of course the stores are already all in on Christmas. Walked past a stack of pristine, totally untouched Baby Yoda dolls. Laughed my ass off.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (anj39)

238 Particularly of their original cartoon characters, like Mickey, Goofy, and Donald. Imagine a couple of studios, each doing a 5-minute segment? Make it like the Animatrix, with a touch of Fantasia.


**

Right before Disney went all-gay all-groomer maybe 10 or so years ago they had these weird little Japanese versions of their characters. Round ball-like animated creatures, but you knew who everyone was because they all had distinctive looks. They didn't talk, just rolled around and did silly stuff and acted cute. It was fantastic and a shame that more of that approach wasn't the direction the studio went in.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (TKMtt)

239 If they made it half as gay it would be tolerably gay.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (m+bWm)

240 Men are evolving, huh? Most men I know still love T&A.

Posted by: sidney at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (itAo5)

I stopped evolving at cro-mag, and thats where I'm staying.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (VwHCD)

241


The Cowardly Lion, already a raging poofter who spends most of his time getting sodomized by flying monkeys, decides to fully transition into a toy poodle who is a very naughty doggy and has to be disciplined regularly...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (7kOpl)

242 Heck, if GWTW could be filmed today, *that* scene with Rhett and Scarlet wouldn't be suggestive, it would be outright.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (KAi1n)

243 d it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)

Yep. I only liked the changing of the guard at the witch's castle. And the flying monkeys - because, they're fricking flying monkeys!

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (gmo/4)

Same with Annie. My sister wanted to watch that all the time. And Grease. I've had enough for two lifetimes.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (yHsuS)

244 I remember when my daughter was just getting into movies and I showed her Cinderella (this was in Japan.)

She loved it so we started working our way up the Disney catalog chronologically. We got as far as Lion King and I said "Stop!"

I hated that movie, although I don't remember exactly why now, but it was woke. I told my wife nothing newer. (Of course that Ice movie was big in Japan and she saw that....)

My point is that Disney kids movies died for me 20, 30 years ago.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (jctjU)

245 I only liked the changing of the guard at the witch's castle.


The Oreo Men.

Posted by: The Scarecrow at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (C35Jn)

246 203 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (exHjb)

The self-admitted manipulative bastard is the least hypocritical person in the story.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (Lzpvj)

247 *Wicked witch sky writes above Emerald City*

Dorothy you’re car’s warranty has expired

Wizard: Ok, fuck it, I’ll kill that bitch myself.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (u73oe)

248 Men are evolving, huh? Most men I know still love T&A.
Posted by: sidney

I also love T&M, but that's Blue Oyster Cult's 2nd album.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (KAi1n)

249 238 Of course the stores are already all in on Christmas. Walked past a stack of pristine, totally untouched Baby Yoda dolls. Laughed my ass off.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (anj39)

Those have a better chance of being sold than Rey-Palpatine-Skywalker dolls.

Posted by: Thrawn at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Rl7KJ)

250 According to Barris, "Now we're going to turn a mirror on where we're at right now and take disparate characters from the LGBTQ community, from different cultural communities and socioeconomic communities, and tell a story that reflects the world."

****

You can't even make a watchable TV series based on a fictional world.

Posted by: Azathoth at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (wb1YC)

251 I can guarantee you it wont be the Scarecrow that's a fag or gender confused.
No way they are putting that mantle on the brainless one.
Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (DB16e)
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But he's not brainless. In the books, he quickly thinks up plans to get them out of jeopardy. He represents hayseeds and yokels. He "doesn't have a brain" because he is not recognized for having a brain.

Baum's satire is that all these people "really need help from the Wizard" of Emerald City (the President in Washington DC).

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (krQz2)

252 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local



Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

253 Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (Y/tQ+)
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One of the great victories of the cultural left was redefining "gay" to include simply flamboyant behavior. A lot of what people today say 'oh that's so gay' was once considered normal in societies where sodomy was a criminal offense.

Remember that these films were made under the Hays Code.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (llXky)

254 Oreos, We Like Them, Oreos, We Like Them...

Posted by: The Guards at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (oTZbj)

255 The party of science thinks human evolution happens in a few years. Lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (Y/tQ+)

256 Return to Oz in the 8s with little Fairuza Balk was pretty good. Who knew that cute little kid would turn out to be such a weird person. Although knowing what I know now, I guess it was inevitable. She probably was passed around like a party favor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:56 PM (Ivdso)

257 >>> 253 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local



Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

Was that wrong?

Posted by: Diana Costanza at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (llON8)

258 Heh

Pelosi claims Florida farmers are angry at DeSantis for shipping migrants North because they 'need them to pick crops'

DM link
https://bityl.co/EoXN
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (C35Jn)

Rayciss ! Maybe they were doctors and lawyers and such

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (M+Lyo)

259 I mean who couldn't take an atavistic KGB officer and make them spout Bernie's socialism, while he's really thinking Stalin's mass graves?

There are to be no comments about Comrade Attorney General Lavrentiy Garland on this blog. If you know what is good for you. Although looking at a picture of him, it is pretty obvious, that, like his hero Beria, he probably has the corpses of strangled teen age girls buried in his flower bed.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (CecP5)

260 "...in large part due to movies like Top Gun: Maverick having phenomenal returns that broke through the ceiling of what analysts believed was possible."

So it sounds like these "analysts" -- heavy on the "anal" -- have entirely misjudged the appetite of normal people; almost as if they live in a woke bubble that is attempting project their version of "normal" on everyone else, rather than reflect the world that is easily discernible, if one simply opens their eyes and observes people in their natural habitat.

But they'll never adjust, because they never learn, because they can't admit they're the weird ones.

Posted by: red speck at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (gS3OW)

261 Actually, if any of these producers know the books, I think the quick-witted Scarecrow is the one they'd covet. Plus he's all floppy which they can turn into a flounciness.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (krQz2)

262 247 203 Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM (exHjb)

The self-admitted manipulative bastard is the least hypocritical person in the story.
Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (Lzpvj)

Yes, he is...he is who he says he is, and he's about the only one on the show "hero" or "villain" who is. I don't think we're supposed to love Butcher, I think we're supposed to like Huey or Annie, but nope...I don't...

Give me the honest rat bastard!

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (exHjb)

263 The flying monkeys scared the shit out of me. So did the wicked witch and her castle. I thought the movie was evil and creepy when I was a little girl.

Never did show it to my kids.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (h01er)

264 There were VERY strong women in Victorian literature, though and writers such as Doyle kind of went out of his way to praise women and show them as strong, interesting, and capable. I mean his second Sherlock Holmes story was about a woman who humiliated and defeated him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Ivdso)


I don't believe this for a second. The very idea that, during the Victorian Age, women could be seen as anything more than helpless scullery maids is risible. Where could anyone have seen an example of a woman of importance during that time in history.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 05:58 PM (zhLdt)

265 Pelosi claims Florida farmers are angry at DeSantis for shipping migrants North because they 'need them to pick crops'

DM link
https://bityl.co/EoXN

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (C35Jn)
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Because...so much farming going on in a hurricane.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 05:58 PM (krQz2)

266
The new Wizard of Oz will the journey of 3 transgender characters who sing:

If I only had tits
If I only had no dick
If I only had a puss

Posted by: Dorothy at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (+oR7L)

267 Men are evolving???
Gawd. Anyone who believes that needs to try a different koolaide.
Fools.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (anj39)

268 253 On Wonder Woman, she is actually that powerful in the comics. It's why she fights gods. That's not a new invention, at least not in the "new" times...

Posted by: Nova local

Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

That's Wonder Woman 2 - Wonder Woman 2 was a bad movie. It showed Patty Jenkins needs someone to oversee her movies to get greatness...to much free reign, and you get WW2...

Waiti's Thor 4 vs Thor 3 is the same problem. You get a horrible movie b/c they let him have free reign...

Posted by: Nova local at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (exHjb)

269 >249 Loved the album myself. Saw them twice at college venues along with Marshall and Charlie Daniels. Faaaantastic

Posted by: sidney at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (itAo5)

270 The Groomer of Oz.

Posted by: davidt at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (oTZbj)

271 @219

>>Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?

Because for some inexplicable reason, the "Gay Community" appropriated Judy Garland as a gay icon, and now ipso facto her most iconic role and film must be Homoscized.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (up/3i)

272
Uzbeks

https://youtu.be/Bv-w1pwuf4k

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (pNxlR)

273
I suspect it comes from two things:

1) a host of terrible now forgotten crap that was familiar to early proponents of this theory
2) the fact that often women in these stories were relegated to victims or soft, weak people that fainted a lot and the men had to dominate.

There were VERY strong women in Victorian literature, though and writers such as Doyle kind of went out of his way to praise women and show them as strong, interesting, and capable. I mean his second Sherlock Holmes story was about a woman who humiliated and defeated him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:51 PM (Ivdso)

I reject until evidence is shown #1. I've seen a lot of similar feminist theorizing in my life and none of it showed more than a cursory knowledge of historical facts they were tying to their Procrustean bed of theory.

But Dorothy isn't any feminist icon either, needing to go to a Man to get her tasks done. I'm sure feminists have deconstructed Wizard of Oz plenty but this writer just doesn't even know feminism enough to know that.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (eoQWY)

274 There were, but they were spread out pretty well. Do a comparison month by month after 1939 and before. The density of memorable, classic, and amazing films that came out after 1938 is far greater than before.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (Ivdso)
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Wait, so what you're saying is that film production was slow during Great Depression and then picked up after we started to recover?

Huh.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (llXky)

275 Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 05:54 PM (jctjU)

Hey, Junta.

A data point to add to your A/B testing hypothesis.

https://tinyurl.com/5bbrdaz9

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (yHsuS)

276 I meant ghey as in how we used to say that’s gay about things we didn’t like. not really saying this thing is homosexual.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (Y/tQ+)

277 Where could anyone have seen an example of a woman of importance during that time in history.

That's just it: the most powerful person in the world, the most admired and capable one was... a woman, Queen Victoria. Nearly everything people "know" about the Victorian era is false, or twisted by later historians who hated the time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (Ivdso)

278 Why trifle over a Joey signing. Just get a $300K custom rubber stamp and 10% for Joey makes it a cool $30K...

But the ink case would present problems, so I can understand the hesitancy.

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (3byMq)

279 What Fits Into Mother Russia

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (yikp0)

280 Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman

*

I didn't watch it but saw a review. Didn't she also lose her powers but somehow not really lose any powers and also somehow become even stronger without her powers (able to turn planes invisible)?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (TKMtt)

281 British spy parlance for poofter was "Friends of Dorothy."

Food for thought.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 05:26 PM (Lzpvj)

lol

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (yHsuS)

282 I reject until evidence is shown #1.

Well I forgot to include that because I got interrupted, but that is speculation; that there was a lot of absolute drek then because there is in every era.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (Ivdso)

283 Because for some inexplicable reason, the "Gay Community" appropriated Judy Garland as a gay icon, and now ipso facto her most iconic role and film must be Homoscized.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (up/3i)
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I think they identified with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (we're free to bone)

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (krQz2)

284 *Nurse enters the witch’s castle

Witch: Seize them !

BLAM BLAM BLAM

Nurse: I’ll be taking that broomstick now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (u73oe)

285 Kurt Schlicter is a prophet, if a reluctant one at that. In his 4th Kelly Turnbull novel, Collapse, there was a Bond movie entitled "Genders Aren't Forever" made in the People's Republic. And now this.

Posted by: Cynical Stoic at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (0hHNz)

286 The flying monkeys scared the shit out of me. So did the wicked witch and her castle. I thought the movie was evil and creepy when I was a little girl.

Never did show it to my kids.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 05:57 PM (h01er)
***

TWOO was the first movie that I saw as a kid and then read the book, realizing the book was much better.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (anj39)

287 "The Wizard of Oz" book has been out of copyright for decades. If you think a gay treatment is weird, you should have seen some of the Oz stuff they did for independent comics back in my college days.

Posted by: TB at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (Ur3df)

288 What Fits Into Mother Russia
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at September 30, 2022 06:00 PM (yikp0)
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That's a good sketch. Dave Thomas delivers the over-the-top laugh well.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (krQz2)

289
Even as a kid I thought wizard of Oz why ghey as fuck. My sister loved it. My sister is a rabid leftie today.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 05:49 PM


Not to 'one up' you but my sister would rat your sister out to the FBI for your sis sitting on her front porch a thousand miles away on J6.

My sister does not understand why her relatives want nothing to do with her. My sis sat out a hurricane without a singles "prayers up" message. I have very polite relatives.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (y3pKJ)

290 Because for some inexplicable reason, the "Gay Community" appropriated Judy Garland as a gay icon, and now ipso facto her most iconic role and film must be Homoscized.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (up/3i)
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*This*

Garland became a gay icon (no doubt because her husband and son-and-law were bisexual) and so everything she was in was claimed as "camp" and if you like them, well, you're likely a Friend of Dorothy.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:02 PM (llXky)

291 I have read that Judy Garland was big on promoting homo actors and musicians and was big friends with them, singing at homosexual clubs and such. Given her almost certain molestation and rape by studio execs between hammering her with amphetamines to get one more film out of her, I guess it shouldn't be surprising she might like homosexuals over straight men.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (Ivdso)

292 I think they identified with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (we're free to bone)

**

Apparently in muslim countries they have signs with children standing safely under umbrellas labeled "Islam" protecting them from dripping gay rainbows.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (TKMtt)

293 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien? I thought GoT was bad enough, but holy crap.

Cheetos and Mountain Dew will never be the driving force behind a successful fantasy series.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)

294 Men are not EVolving.... Men are DEvolving. They are trying to make a creature designed by Evolution (or God, take yer pick) to be an engine of destruction, Hunter, and force to be reckoned with.... a BUILDER... and turn it into Womenz... who are NOT designed by evolution for those roles.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (oHd/0)

295 I don't believe this for a second. The very idea that, during the Victorian Age, women could be seen as anything more than helpless scullery maids is risible. Where could anyone have seen an example of a woman of importance during that time in history.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic

Is this sarcasm?

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (KAi1n)

296 286 Posted by: Cynical Stoic at September 30, 2022 06:01 PM (0hHNz)

His books would make a good "take that" to woke wood...

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (Lzpvj)

297 Shorter Pelosi: so awful that Americans can now gets jobs on farms.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (Y/tQ+)

298 You were six or so years old the first time you saw Oz. And the first thought bouncing through your child-brain is "this film is so fucking ghey?"

*Things that never occured to me.

Posted by: 13times at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (nHSic)

299 As to the Friends of Dorothy," no one can say for sure how it came about, and one version has it as being a password to gay clubs when sodomy laws were still on the books.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (llXky)

300 Peak Sara Evans > Judy Garland

https://tinyurl.com/2p83erx5

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (ZLI7S)

301
That's a good episode, all about the TV CCCP takeover of little Melonville's SCTV.
Posted by: Axeman


In the remake Putin takes over the internet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (63Dwl)

302 293 I think they identified with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (we're free to bone)
**
Apparently in muslim countries they have signs with children standing safely under umbrellas labeled "Islam" protecting them from dripping gay rainbows.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (TKMtt)

Eww.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (ynpvh)

303 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien? I thought GoT was bad enough, but holy crap.

Cheetos and Mountain Dew will never be the driving force behind a successful fantasy series.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)

I guaren damn tee.... they are NOT D&D nerds. D&D nerds play true to the classics... or at least they did.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (oHd/0)

304 I stayed up too late last night to hate watch LotR: Rings of Power, episode 6, "Udun", in which I learned to my surprise that Galadriel, Queen Regent Muriel of Numenor, Isildur and Elendil were all killed during the Second Age by an exploding volcano caused by an evil dwarf who got his hands on a special key that has been the retarded Macguffin the entire season.

There was literally nothing Tolkien about this episode but the names.

At least the filthy gutter dwarves, I mean the Harfoots were nowhere to be found. Nor Gheylrond or Gheylebrimbor, nor the real Dwarves. Thank Heaven.

Just appallingly bad.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Gda1b)

305 "evolve" has become a synonym for "Change" these days. People use it for stuff that is the result of genetic manipulation or selective breeding, for example. If anything that's intelligent design but bam, out comes the "plants have evolved" line to describe how corn went from a little thing to huge cobs with big fat sweet kernels.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Ivdso)

306 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Y/tQ+)

307 303 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (ynpvh)

I really do not want a world where between Islam and GloboHomo Islam is inarguably the saner option.

Posted by: sven at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (Lzpvj)

308 294 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien? I thought GoT was bad enough, but holy crap.

Cheetos and Mountain Dew will never be the driving force behind a successful fantasy series.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)


But a name for a President one day.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (ynpvh)

309 And who thought it was a good idea to give a bunch of D-n-D nerds a film studio platform to bastardize Tolkien?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (z+OQR)
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Yo!

Posted by: Jeff Bezos at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (llXky)

310 I never liked the Wizard of Oz movie. Those monkeys are terrifying, and the munchkins creep me out.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (p/nbH)

311 Those... Those slippers...

Posted by: Shoe Fvcker at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (oTZbj)

312 Problem with WW1984 is she basically took over an innocent man's body to put her love interest into and spent the movie raping the guy.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 05:55 PM (Gda1b)

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Plus Maxwell Lord, in the comics was never blonde. But they gave him blonde, tousled hair to make you see Trump in him.

Plus, just like Amanda Waller, in the comics, Lord is a mixture of good and bad. I do like Pascal's performance to a degree, but it's just. not. Maxwell. Lord.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (krQz2)

313 Holy shit, Episode 6 of Rings of Power is by far the dumbest episode yet. Unarmed, untrained villagers abandon a fortified position in favor of their undefended, unwalled village.

It's tactical and strategic stupidity on a level I've never, ever seen before...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:06 PM (K5n5d)

314 My co-woke-r is gonna watch Bros in the theater this weekend to show support for the lgbtxyz

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (p/nbH)

315 I think I'll watch either El Cid or The War Lord again tonight. Good Heston movies.

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (gmo/4)

316 Wondering how long Vlad laid on the floor guffawing over Joey's stern warning.

Don't most of the residents in the annexed territories want to be back in mother Russia's arms anyway?

Posted by: micky at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (3byMq)

317 I guaren damn tee.... they are NOT D&D nerds. D&D nerds play true to the classics... or at least they did.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (oHd/0)
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Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)

318 You bet your ass they're gonna go there.

JWM
Posted by: jwm at September 30, 2022 05:53 PM (eWQHi)

They would if they knew there was more than 1 Wizard of Oz book....likely they don't.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (eoQWY)

319 Has anyone pointed out that the Great Depression was about 30 years after Baum wrote the book?

Also, note that if they were to follow Ace's advice, the 2nd in the series (The Marvelous Land of Oz) actually ends, in a sense, with a boy transitioning into a girl. (Ozma was enchanted by a witch, to appear as a boy.) It also includes a sort of feminist rebellion.

My wife, btw, saw the screen, and shouted "No! No!"

Posted by: Eeyore at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (TgBWG)

320 A data point to add to your A/B testing hypothesis.

https://tinyurl.com/5bbrdaz9
Posted by: Comrade flounder,

Thanks.

This makes perfect sense - figure out the narrative that influences people to act using A/B testing lab, and then pump it our with bot farms.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (jctjU)

321 Eww.
Posted by: jim

*

Effective, and they're not wrong.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (TKMtt)

322 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 05:59 PM (Ivdso)

My wife was concerned that people wouldn't get that my post was sarcasm but I know you people better.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (zhLdt)

323

The Tin Man now has a panel in his back which if you open it up and it has a hydraulic pump lever, as you pump it he grows an enormous rock hard dong, oddly enough which is black, and which he uses to go all night like a lumberjack...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (7kOpl)

324 Been watching Cobra Kai lately. Rooting for Johnny over Daniel-San in this one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (u73oe)

325 Plus, just like Amanda Waller, in the comics, Lord is a mixture of good and bad. I do like Pascal's performance to a degree, but it's just. not. Maxwell. Lord.

In the end, Wonder Woman doesn't beat the crap out of him but she womansplains him until she learns that the real lesson is about love.

Its... awful at every single level. Wonder Woman has some just ridiculous crap (drifting in an open boat from the eastern mediterranean to London?? With no food or water?? Going to a fancy dress ballroom with a 3 foot sword down the back of your dress?????)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (Ivdso)

326 For a long time areas around Russia break away then get pulled back. It's going on for centuries and won't end soon

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (xhxe8)

327 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Y/tQ+)
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Judy caught Vincente Minelli - Liza's dad - in bed with another man.

She then fixed up Liza with her piano player - who was subsequently caught in bed with his father-in-law.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (llXky)

328 Thanks.

This makes perfect sense - figure out the narrative that influences people to act using A/B testing lab, and then pump it our with bot farms.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (jctjU)

I think that with the ability to track impressions and message propagation, social media botfarms are the perfect tool for A/B to hone the message.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (yHsuS)

329 When women get "More meatier, fulfilling roles" does that mean they are going to be banging lots of men?

Posted by: West at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (QY+6a)

330 323

The Tin Man now has a panel in his back which if you open it up and it has a hydraulic pump lever, as you pump it he grows an enormous rock hard dong, oddly enough which is black, and which he uses to go all night like a lumberjack...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (7kOpl)

Wind farms and solar panels...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (ynpvh)

331 My only problem with that SCTV episode is that I know some Russian.

The sigil "C" is pronounced "es"
The sigil "P" is pronounced "ahr" (from Cyrillic/Greek rho)

But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee". Each time, it's just a microwince, but it kind of builds up.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (krQz2)

332 317 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)


Worth noting that the D&D community split in two about a decade ago because the company that owns the franchise went full retard.

Posted by: CppThis at September 30, 2022 06:11 PM (UewuT)

333 Been watching Cobra Kai lately. Rooting for Johnny over Daniel-San in this one.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (u73oe)

I made it to the third show and said fu*k it.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (anj39)

334 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)

Do Orcs in DnD have races? The Tolkien Orc/Goblin possible subrace are split into two different species. Hating orcs isn't racism because they are a different species.

Dark elves are dark because they are evil and live in the dark, in the DnD i remember. I don't think they were even in the original set - introduced in the vault of the Drow if I recall.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (eoQWY)

335 My wife was concerned that people wouldn't get that my post was sarcasm but I know you people better.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:08 PM (zhLdt)

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You let your wife read your comments?

Yikes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (3fPvA)

336 Glinda the good witch use to be a man... probably.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (NpAcC)

337 udy caught Vincente Minelli - Liza's dad - in bed with another man.

She then fixed up Liza with her piano player - who was subsequently caught in bed with his father-in-law.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:09 PM (llXky)

Lol. Really? I know nothing about Liza Minnelli other than she was lurked by the gheys. I have no idea what she actually did. I think she was an actress?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Y/tQ+)

338 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.

But meanwhile their new edition of Star Frontiers first draft had a "negro" race with inferior intellect but high physical stats, and a superior "nordic" race with all great stats and beauty. These are human racial packages, not aliens.

The guy got fired but... there's stupid all through the world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Ivdso)

339 306 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM (Y/tQ+)

What Gay Man would not like a story about 3 Women, and a Very Effeminate Man, fighting over a sparkly pair of High Heel Pumps!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (oHd/0)

340 OG AD&D is the only true D&D

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (KAi1n)

341 When women get "More meatier, fulfilling roles" does that mean they are going to be banging lots of men?

Posted by: West at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (QY+6a)
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Imagine a zombie Bette Davis roaming through Hollywood with an Tommy Gun and laying waste to all the weak-ass pussies.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (llXky)

342 Men are not EVolving.... Men are DEvolving. They are trying to make a creature designed by Evolution (or God, take yer pick) to be an engine of destruction, Hunter, and force to be reckoned with.... a BUILDER... and turn it into Womenz... who are NOT designed by evolution for those roles.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:03 PM (oHd/0)


Read something once about how men weren't really "hunters" in hunter/gatherer tribes. Men brought in very little food. What they were was protectors. They protected the women and children from animals and other tribes. Occasionally they bagged an animal.

Don't know if it's true but it seems reasonable.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (zhLdt)

343 But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee". Each time, it's just a microwince, but it kind of builds up.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (krQz2)

Well they are all speaking English, why doesn't that bother you?

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (eoQWY)

344 As a kid I had no patients for the music and dance stuff. It was the kind of movie your parents made you watch when it was on TV, and suddenly they are singing and shit.

Other than that, it was kind of cool (I only saw it that once on the old RCA in the living room.)

It is an iconic movie, and not at all gay for the times. But the music did not appeal to kids, I think. Or at least not normal straight boys.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (jctjU)

345 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)

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Males are no longer allowed a 18/00 Strength rating. This is only for the Atomic Blonde class.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (krQz2)

346 I didn't watch it but saw a review. Didn't she also lose her powers but somehow not really lose any powers and also somehow become even stronger without her powers (able to turn planes invisible)?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are



I also missed it after seeing a very scathing review.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (Gda1b)

347 I made it to the third show and said fu*k it.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (anj39)

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Really? I’m enjoying it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (u73oe)

348 But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee". Each time, it's just a microwince, but it kind of builds up.
Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:10 PM (krQz2)

Well they are all speaking English, why doesn't that bother you?
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (eoQWY)
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Because they're doing it with Russian accents--LOL.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (krQz2)

349


Twatto the Emotional Support Service Dog is now the literal incarnation of the original meaning of "lap dog."

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (7kOpl)

350 But every one of the Russians just blurts "See-see-see-pee"

Yeah but if they said S-S-S-Air, nobody would understand them or what they meant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (Ivdso)

351 Is this sarcasm?
Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:04 PM (KAi1n)


Yes. The age was named for Queen Victoria who was something of a powerhouse, as I understand it.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (zhLdt)

352 Liza Minelli was Buster Bluth's love interest on Arrested Development.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (KAi1n)

353 James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond "Just As Men Are Evolving,"

Like Mayor Pete, with a womans purse taser!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (BRHaw)

354 Lol. Really? I know nothing about Liza Minnelli other than she was lurked by the gheys. I have no idea what she actually did. I think she was an actress?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Y/tQ+)
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I shit you not. Liza went on to have a decent stage career and is great in the film version of "Cabaret", which also had a gay subplot involving Michael York (of course).

She married David Geffen and then they divorced because she kept beating the shit out of him.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (llXky)

355 Yeah it’s not that the gheys liked wizard of Oz so much as they adored Judy Garland.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:05 PM

"He's a disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy, know what I'm saying?"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (Wnv9h)

356 Really? I’m enjoying it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:14 PM (u73oe)


Yeah. A let down. Was kinda expecting them to take it another direction.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (anj39)

357 "Wizard of Oz Remake Director Says
New Film Will Include LGBTQ"

Let me guess. The Tin Man takes it on the squeak hole.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (mSy8I)

358 Oil scene with Tinman turns into big gay orgy!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (BRHaw)

359 Soviet submarine boat.

Everyone to get from street.

Glow, glowchest, Glowchester Island.

Posted by: Archer at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (gmo/4)

360 346 I didn't watch it but saw a review. Didn't she also lose her powers but somehow not really lose any powers and also somehow become even stronger without her powers (able to turn planes invisible)?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are

I also missed it after seeing a very scathing review.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (Gda1b)

There's always Negative Wonder Woman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3firajH_fA

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (ynpvh)

361 Dark elves are dark because they are evil and live in the dark, in the DnD i remember. I don't think they were even in the original set - introduced in the vault of the Drow if I recall.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (eoQWY)

Back in the day.... Elves were racist. High Elves looked down on Wood Elves... and were REALLY unhappy with 1/2 Elves.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (oHd/0)

362 Official D&D has declared that orcs are now racist and Dark Elves are good guys because they are People of Color.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:07 PM (llXky)
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No more Orc-shaming. They are very environmentally conscious all pooping in the same pile (or something).

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (krQz2)

363 Males are no longer allowed a 18/00 Strength rating. This is only for the Atomic Blonde class.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (krQz2)
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If they have a minimum Charisma of 18, I'm good with that.

Posted by: Incel D&D Player at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (llXky)

364 Liza Minelli wasn't as good or cute as her mom but she had a pretty good voice. She did a bunch of stuff in the 70s and 80s.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (Ivdso)

365 She married David Geffen and then they divorced because she kept beating the shit out of him.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (llXky)

What was she doing wrong?

Posted by: Every Rapper! at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (BRHaw)

366 Liza Minelli was Buster Bluth's love interest on Arrested Development.
Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM

And Dudley Moore's in Arthur.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (Wnv9h)

367 The Conservative Case for Letting the Orcs Win

Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (krQz2)

368 Look, Muppet wizard of oz had a black girl as the Dorothy figure.

Ashaiah or some flavoer of the month singer.

But she was black, because they cast a girl who could sing who happened to be black. Nothing racist as I recall. No agenda to push, and she didn't sound like she was out of South Central LA.

Except she had better tits than Dorothy in the original--but still tasteful.

That kind of "diversity" is ok.

Posted by: Rafal GanGaonwicz at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (Kbz60)

369 The Conservative Case for Letting the Orcs Win

Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (krQz2)

This place.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (yHsuS)

370 There's always Negative Wonder Woman

That is one of my favorite Robot Chicken skits, up there with Apocalypse Pony

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (Ivdso)

371 Peak Sara Evans > Judy Garland

https://tinyurl.com/2p83erx5
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:04
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Good Missouri girl. Also a Cardinal fan.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (ju2Fy)

372 James Bond Producers: We're Going to Continue "Evolving" Bond "Just As Men Are Evolving,"

Like Mayor Pete, with a womans purse taser!
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:15 PM (BRHaw)
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Bondosaur! I choose you!

Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (krQz2)

373 Oh right I forgot about arrested development. I wasn’t a huge fan but remember the character now.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:18 PM (Y/tQ+)

374 So wizard of oz is going to go furry on us isn't it.

Also the Oz books are really dreck. No way would anyone still be reading them if the movie hadn't been such a cultural icon.

Posted by: TexasDan at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (JMPQm)

375 "Essentially, the market is doing what the market always does: it's searching for money. The problem in our current culture is that American is splitting into two distinct cultural groups..."

I don't think it is. It's that Woke isn't making any money and has only a sliver of an audience, and they can't admit it.

Posted by: a_reader at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (3Bz/c)

376 No more Orc-shaming. They are very environmentally conscious all pooping in the same pile (or something).

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:16 PM (krQz2)
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LOL, that's from "Bored of the Rings" where the narcs sculpt their droppings into huge, pungent mounds.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (llXky)

377 Read something once about how men weren't really "hunters" in hunter/gatherer tribes. Men brought in very little food. What they were was protectors. They protected the women and children from animals and other tribes. Occasionally they bagged an animal.

Don't know if it's true but it seems reasonable.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (zhLdt)

Without protein, they never would have been strong enough to survive.... so I kinda doubt that little revision of history.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (oHd/0)

378 I don't think it is. It's that Woke isn't making any money and has only a sliver of an audience, and they can't admit it.

Posted by: a_reader at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (3Bz/c)

An admission would mean a negative mark on their ESG scorecard.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (yHsuS)

379 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)

380 The Conservative Case for Letting the Orcs Win
Posted by: Middle Earth Cuckshed at September 30, 2022 06:17 PM (krQz2)
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I'm honestly rooting for the Orcs in Rings of Power because the humans, dwarves, "harfoots," and elves are fucking retards, when they aren't downright evil. They deserve to be slaughtered.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (K5n5d)

381 I don't think it is. It's that Woke isn't making any money and has only a sliver of an audience, and they can't admit it.

I suspect this as well. I think there is a woke camp, but its like 10% of the population. And they don't spend money or have interest in the products that are being wokercized.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (Ivdso)

382 Hollywood passed Judy Garland around more than a bong at a Dead concert. No wonder she turned out the way she did.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (u73oe)

383 298 You were six or so years old the first time you saw Oz.
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The flying monkeys scared the crap out of me, but then I started having dreams that I had my own flying monkeys that were very friendly to me but they were shitty to everybody else.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (sWM8x)

384 >>Good Missouri girl. Also a Cardinal fan.

Nobody's perfect.

I am enjoying Albert's goodbye tour. Good stuff.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (ZLI7S)

385 So wizard of oz is going to go furry on us isn't it.

Also the Oz books are really dreck. No way would anyone still be reading them if the movie hadn't been such a cultural icon.
Posted by: TexasDan at September 30, 2022 06:19 PM (JMPQm)

Since Insomniac is taking time off, I'll reply for him.

Furries get the bullet.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (3p4cr)

386 Lol. Really? I know nothing about Liza Minnelli other than she was lurked by the gheys. I have no idea what she actually did. I think she was an actress?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at September 30, 2022 06:12 PM (Y/tQ+)

More singer/dancer I think, but she did some acting.

to quote when Letterman was funny -- "that's like three ordinary people!!"

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (eoQWY)

387 >and Dark Elves are good guys

Matriarchal society. Males are routinely sacrificed and considered lower than women. The Drow were really cool with enslaving the Duergar and Gnomes and any other race they ran into. Slaughtering their fair skinned kin. Teaming up with Illithids. Definitely the good guys.

Posted by: Fool Otto at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (DB16e)

388 "A new Wizard of Oz remake ... will feature plenty of LGBTQ"

Half the staff and crew of the original 1939 flick were probably gay and/or pervs and/or hopheads. Judy prolly got perved on by plenty of fat producers. Beloved movie, but it all comes out of the same infernal pit.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (24fqN)

389 I'm reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy again for the first time since high school and am noticing how many times Tolkien describes the skin color of the various races of men, elves and Hobbits.

Aragorn is described as being darker skinned than other men, and there is definitely a subgroup of elves as well as Hobbits that are darker skinned.

Interesting.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (Gda1b)

390 Did not Kentucky Fried Movie have the Chinese Kung Fu dude as Dorothy?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NIRX1eqp-8

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (BRHaw)

391 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)
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First Edition has a lot of charm when you play it right. So does 2nd Edition. Third Edition turned it into a tabletop mini game (which is where D&D came from originally, so in that sense it's a throwback--it has a weird history).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (K5n5d)

392 LOL, that's from "Bored of the Rings" where the narcs sculpt their droppings into huge, pungent mounds.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (llXky)
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The two kind of blur together, after a while.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (krQz2)

393 I think that with the ability to track impressions and message propagation, social media botfarms are the perfect tool for A/B to hone the message.
Posted by: Comrade flounder,

A closed loop.
I am going out, but will read more detail later. Ideally botfarm would be able to do it all automatically and modify the messages to optimize propagation. Not sure how sophisticated the ones talked about in the article are.

Either way though, the botfarm data could easily be monitored for feedback purposes.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (jctjU)

394 I'm honestly rooting for the Orcs in Rings of Power because the humans, dwarves, "harfoots," and elves are fucking retards, when they aren't downright evil. They deserve to be slaughtered.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (K5n5d)
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I just started re-reading The Silmarillion. Ship-burning at Losgar. Intense stuff.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (llXky)

395


I can't ride a broom because of my piercings.

I'm going to have an ornithopter powered by sissy boys...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (7kOpl)

396 Half the staff and crew of the original 1939 flick were probably gay and/or pervs and/or hopheads. Judy prolly got perved on by plenty of fat producers. Beloved movie, but it all comes out of the same infernal pit.
Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM (24fqN)

Under The Rainbow

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (BRHaw)

397 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)

if you are going to attack you need to roll for initiative first.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (eoQWY)

398
Guess I'll stream some comedies from the 80's and 90's and wait for the 'Amber Alert' about some ICBM's nearby.

Good work, Joe.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (y3pKJ)

399 I don't know Ace...I think AoSHQ would be a better and more inclusive place were you to welcome other cobloggers. You know...evolve!

We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...with fabulous red pumps at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (XIJ/X)

400 I can't ride a broom because of my piercings.

I'm going to have an ornithopter powered by sissy boys...

Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (7kOpl)

Why don't witches wear panties?




They need better grip.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (yHsuS)

401 Furries get the bullet.
Posted by: Beartooth at September 30, 2022 06:21 PM

^^^ So. Much. This.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (Wnv9h)

402 I just started re-reading The Silmarillion. Ship-burning at Losgar. Intense stuff.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (llXky)

yeah the First Age and before puts paid to the wise, aloof elf stereotype for good.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (eoQWY)

403 219 Why would The Wizard of Oz be considered gay?
Posted by: polynikes at September 30, 2022 05:52 PM (lKM6R)

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"I guess there's no denyin'
I'm jutht a dandy-lion!"



Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (+R5dc)

404 The truth is, the Left/Progressives/Dems *do* have control over the flying monkeys.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:23 PM (BTIcB)

405 395
I can't ride a broom because of my piercings.
Posted by: Big titty teenaged lesbian Glenda at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (7kOpl)

I thought there'd be better grip with piercings...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (ynpvh)

406 Read something once about how men weren't really "hunters" in hunter/gatherer tribes. Men brought in very little food. What they were was protectors. They protected the women and children from animals and other tribes. Occasionally they bagged an animal.

Don't know if it's true but it seems reasonable.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 30, 2022 06:13 PM (zhLdt)

Gawd man! They had to get out of the cave somehow otherwise its the same ol crap every day.
"I see Thag's wife Oooga has a new fur! When do I get a new fur?"
"Did you see the fang necklace she was wearing?"
I bet they had long hunting trips. Probably when they invented beer too.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (anj39)

407 It's about time to vomit up these woke-crap productions like a giant hairball.

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (2Lh5h)

408 Andrew Zaczynski, writing for CNN claims, "GOP congressional candidate Joe Kent's ties to white nationalists include interview with Nazi sympathizer."

The so called "interview" was a random guy on the street who walked up to Kent and asked him some questions.

https://bit.ly/3flYQPF

Posted by: bonhomme at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (i0wNm)

409 I am usually woke at 5 a.m. every morning.

Then all I want to do is go back to being un-woked.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (DsA2n)

410 if you are going to attack you need to roll for initiative first.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (eoQWY)
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Nope. I'm SPD 6, I get a Phase before you.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (krQz2)

411 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)

412 First Edition has a lot of charm when you play it right. So does 2nd Edition. Third Edition turned it into a tabletop mini game (which is where D&D came from originally, so in that sense it's a throwback--it has a weird history).
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (K5n5d)

Left out ADnD, unless first edition isn't the three or four booklets in the box. I wonder if mine is worth something?

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (eoQWY)

413
We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Grooming tips.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (BTIcB)

414 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...with fabulous red pumps

So..., resurrecting the chess thread?

Posted by: SFGoth at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (KAi1n)

415 Nobody's perfect.

I am enjoying Albert's goodbye tour. Good stuff.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2022 06:21
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Heh. Sara Evans not released song. Missing Missouri.
https://youtu.be/2RIircTRTto

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (ju2Fy)

416 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Grooming tips.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (BTIcB)

Fabulous Fridays!

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (yHsuS)

417 "Wizard of Oz Remake Director Says New Film Will Include LGBTQ Representation"

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Why doesn't the producer just bundle up the film's entire budget and set it on fire? He'd lose the same amount but he would save himself the headache of dealing with the unions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (3fPvA)

418 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds

Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (sn5EN)

419 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)

420 First Edition has a lot of charm when you play it right. So does 2nd Edition. Third Edition turned it into a tabletop mini game (which is where D&D came from originally, so in that sense it's a throwback--it has a weird history).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (K5n5d)
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I don't even know what engine they're using now, but it looks like they're going back to the old Basic DnD boxed set concept.

Which honestly was the best one they had. Even when AD&D was all the rage in high school, my friends did a "retro" campaign and we were amazed at how much easier (and more fun) it was.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (llXky)

421 > I shit you not. Liza went on to have a decent stage career and is great in the film version of "Cabaret", which also had a gay subplot involving Michael York (of course).

See, that didn't really bother me much. 1920s Berlin cabaret culture (or for that matter, modern theatre culture) is as gay as a tree full of monkeys, so it doesn't clash.


But it grinds my gears when they take a not-previously-gay character and turn him into a left-handed Samoan lesbian or something.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (bW8dp)

422 379 People who actually like Dungeons & Dragons, as opposed to Dungeons & Dragons & SJW Causes, play the older, somewhat out-of-print versions or modern clones of those versions. WoTC sucks cock by choice and everyone knows it. Quite apart from politics, the company has no clue what makes a game of Dungeons & Dragon rewarding or fun.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:20 PM (KFhLj)

3rd Edition, with House Rules, And the Arduin Grimoire, was the Best Edition...

FIGHT ME!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (oHd/0)

423 I am usually woke at 5 a.m. every morning.

Then all I want to do is go back to being un-woked.
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A bladder drain usually helps.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (c8iAR)

424 They already did the Moral Inversion Tango with the Wizard of Oz when they did the Broadway show "Wicked," which had the Wicked Witch of the West as the heroine (dark-haired) and blonde Glinda the Good Witch as the really evil one.

The WWW was picked on as a child, you see, and Glinda was the favorite, so Naturally the WWW "fought back."

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (2Lh5h)

425 It's about time to vomit up these woke-crap productions like a giant hairball.
Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (2Lh5h)

The world is, its just funny now having people hate-watching them for us and telling us how much they suck while the studios burn a billion dollars faster than Smaug burned out the Dwarves.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (eoQWY)

426 My name is Bond. Lame Bond.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (g1EEm)

427 > They need better grip.

They use super glue rather than KY.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (bW8dp)

428 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
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Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (u73oe)

429 3rd Edition, with House Rules, And the Arduin Grimoire, was the Best Edition...

FIGHT ME!
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (oHd/0)

Whippersnapper, respect your elders. Gy-gax or Go Home

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (eoQWY)

430 418 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds

Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (sn5EN)

Vegas, baby.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (ynpvh)

431 I don't know about the absolute quality of Baum's books. But the parodies are pretty clear if you know how to look for them.

Like I said Baum was closer to us than to the libs. Emerald City only appeared green because there was a law making you keep green-shaded glasses over your eyes the entire time you were in the city.

It's also pretty humorous how Baum goes from each setting describing the green this and green that, having already let you know they were only green because of the glasses.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (krQz2)

432

Negroes stole our rings of power!

Posted by: Flounder Hairfoot at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (7kOpl)

433 411 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)
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I think Tommy Emmanuel nailed it.

https://tinyurl.com/yweyzkz4

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (sWM8x)

434 The WWW was picked on as a child, you see, and Glinda was the favorite, so Naturally the WWW "fought back."

Posted by: Beverly at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (2Lh5h)
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The actresses who played both cordially loathed each other, which was great.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (llXky)

435 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds

Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (sn5EN)
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That's Me, baby!

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (krQz2)

436 > Aragorn is described as being darker skinned than other men, and there is definitely a subgroup of elves as well as Hobbits that are darker skinned.

I think Tolkien had Romans in mind for the Numenoreans and the Men of Gondor, and Anglo-Saxons in mind for the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (bW8dp)

437 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

Posted by: nurse ratched




Indeed it is.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (Gda1b)

438 Double 'naught spy. Licensed to cry.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (3Or4S)

439 3rd Edition, with House Rules, And the Arduin Grimoire, was the Best Edition...

FIGHT ME!
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (oHd/0)

Damn, just looked at me books... gonna have to fight meself.... 3rd is when it started to go off the rails.... shit.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (oHd/0)

440 We could have a show tunes thread and a shoes thread and a makeup thread....all written by men.

I think it would be fabulous!
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Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (BTIcB)

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Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (anj39)

441 There are figures of the difference humanoid species of Oz and rules for their wars

Posted by: Skip at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (xhxe8)

442 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)
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Her boobs went inward.

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (krQz2)

443 "Zardoz" is the best adaptation.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (QMNdN)

444 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM

Goddaughter The Older taught herself that on the ukulele. Did a great job. Of course, she also has a lovely singing voice, so that helped.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (Wnv9h)

445 I've evolved enough to not buy tickets to any of this fucking garbage.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (2Yacf)

446 Never mind properties that reflect values of "just after the Cold War." How about values that reflect "during the Cold War"? Or "during WWII," y'know, when America was still one sane country?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (c6xtn)

447 442 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)
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Her boobs went inward.

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (krQz2)

naw, just inverted nipples.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (ynpvh)

448 Gawd man! They had to get out of the cave somehow otherwise its the same ol crap every day.
"I see Thag's wife Oooga has a new fur! When do I get a new fur?"
"Did you see the fang necklace she was wearing?"
I bet they had long hunting trips. Probably when they invented beer too.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:24 PM (anj39)

Had to - otherwise you hunt out the local game. Even if you have some close you have to leave them alone and go somewhere else while the game grew up.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (eoQWY)

449 Now wait a minute ...

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (sn5EN)

450 I think Tolkien had Romans in mind for the Numenoreans and the Men of Gondor, and Anglo-Saxons in mind for the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks at September 30, 2022 06:29 PM (bW8dp)
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That was the cultural parallel, but Aragorn was beardless and pale-skinned by dark-haired, which was a trait of his line of descent.

This contrasted with the swarthier peoples and the ruddy blondness of the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (llXky)

451 Whippersnapper, respect your elders. Gy-gax or Go Home
Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:28 PM (eoQWY)

Well.... seeing as how I PLAYED with Gygax as DM, at Gencon in 1980?

I'll just stay here in the house I guess.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (oHd/0)

452 So "friend of Dorothy" is no longer just a fun term for a gay man? They will literally make them gay. Ok.

NO ONE is stopping Hollywood from doing this. Make an all LGBT one called "The Wiz of Gays" like there was an all black "The Wiz", or an all drag queen "Wizard of Cock." Have at it. Just don't advertise it to kids. But they can't help themselves.

They already made a new Oz and it was a dud. The Cinderella remake with a drag queen fairy godmother was a dud. I don't expect this remake to be anything but a dud.

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (+mkOR)

453 3rd edition, WoTC's first foray into D&D, was trash. It was a rules-intensive exercise in accounting that rewarded min-maxing and rules lawyering. I'll take Holmes Basic or the Moldvay/Cook Basic/Expert sets over anything before or since. Barring that 1E and early 2E (before all the optional rules) are actually playable, if slimmed down a bit.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (KFhLj)

454 > Also the Oz books are really dreck. No way would anyone still be reading them if the movie hadn't been such a cultural icon.
Posted by: TexasDan

Hard disagree. I loved them as a kid and read them all.

I strongly preferred them to the movie, although to be fair, that was true for just about every movie based on a book.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (bW8dp)

455 447 442 Reverse Wonder Woman was funny.
Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM (Gda1b)
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Her boobs went inward.

Posted by: Zombie Alec Trebeck In a Fro and Pornstache at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM (krQz2)

naw, just inverted nipples.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (ynpvh)
Unedited version...if you dare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNBxfQ6MWjk

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (ynpvh)

456 In the W. Of Oz, Gerbals fly out the ass!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (3Or4S)

457 "Zardoz" is the best adaptation.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at September 30, 2022 06:31 PM (QMNdN)
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THE GUN IS GOOD

THE PENIS IS EVIL

Yep, checks out.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (llXky)

458 I think Tolkien had Romans in mind for the Numenoreans and the Men of Gondor, and Anglo-Saxons in mind for the Rohirrim.

Posted by: Zaporozhian Cossacks




Quite possibly. But perhaps he had a swarthier set in mind for some of the folks he wrote about. We'll never know.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 30, 2022 06:32 PM (Gda1b)

459 How to accessorize for a MoMe. Being the Best YOU!
Posted by: Diogenes at September 30, 2022 06:30 PM

I think that might be more of a hardware review and gub thread than a fashion column.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (Wnv9h)

460 "Here are some criteria ... in regards to what corporations believe is a new movement.
Patriotic
Military and law enforcement positively portrayed
Mostly if not all heterosexual, [redacted to protect site from algorithm damage]
No spotlight on alphabet issues"

Time to adjust the rube-controls. They'll slap eagles and American flags on their movie posters. We're in a big Skinner Box, and the architects of culture invent new stimuli, novel idols for temporary worship.

Posted by: Top Of gp's Mind at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (24fqN)

461 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 30, 2022 06:25 PM (W2Pud)
.......

CELEBRATING 1 BILLION VIEWS AND COUNTING

Posted by: wth at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (v0R5T)

462 The dude who came up with Wonder Woman was a psychologist who was into BDSM. Lived with two women, who were also involved with each other. They continued living together after he died.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:33 PM (bW8dp)

463 My favorite fantasy world is H. P. Lovecraft's.

Once you get through his "style". But I have it on word from authoritative authors that HPL's prose resembles a turn-of-the-century "journalist" style.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (krQz2)

464 Nood.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (yHsuS)

465 "Reverse Wonder Woman was funny"

If that's anything like reverse cowboy, it sounds painful.

Posted by: fd, still not gay at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (sn5EN)

466 Back in the day.... Elves were racist. High Elves looked down on Wood Elves... and were REALLY unhappy with 1/2 Elves.
Posted by: Romeo13

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This is reality.

If you could be a fly on the wall to observe lighter skin blacks views on darker skinned blacks...

"Many HBCUs, but specifically the “Black Ivy League” schools were one Brown Paper Bag Schools. Often, the Brown Paper Bag Test has been attributed to being used by Divine 9 Greek Organizations as a barrier to inclusion, but few have discussed that many Black Colleges used the same test in deciding whether to admit students."

https://tinyurl.com/2jbgkf9k

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (TKMtt)

467 Which honestly was the best one they had. Even when AD&D was all the rage in high school, my friends did a "retro" campaign and we were amazed at how much easier (and more fun) it was.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:27 PM (llXky)

They certainly left more up for interpretation rather than tables and stuff. And most groups ditched the spell slot and just picked some number of spells you just knew and could cast.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (eoQWY)

468 Last Bond movie was unwatchable. I bailed half way through.

Of course, when the new soi Bond franchise inevitably flops, us conservative toxic males will be to blame.

Which is kinda true. As a conservative "toxic" male, I don't want to watch some nancy-boy Bond getting in touch with his deeper feelings. But nor does the decidedly non-toxic Ms quantum.

These idiots don't understand that a lot of women really like the strong silent Bond played by Daniel Craig. I wouldn't be surprised if his movies (before the last one) were more popular with the ladies than the gents.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 30, 2022 06:35 PM (g1EEm)

469 Heh. Sara Evans not released song. Missing Missouri.
https://youtu.be/2RIircTRTto
Posted by: olddog in mo at September 30, 2022


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Did someone already post the YooToob link to Sara Evans's "Born to Fly"? Wizard of Oz-age:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xvhutWc67k

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, dreaming of Elsewhere at September 30, 2022 06:36 PM (c6xtn)

470 We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Odds
Posted by: The Wizard of Order at September 30, 2022 06:26 PM

I'll just leave this here.

https://youtu.be/7QH5LcmfyLI

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (Wnv9h)

471 437 This is the best version of Over the Rainbow:


It is, and I aways think of my sister.. Thank you, nurse.

Posted by: Lola at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (NIYa7)

472
The Cowardly Lion will give the Scarecrow monkeypox. The tin man will be played by a bronze man who will chop off his metal wee-wee and become a bronze lady. Dorothea will also go trans and become Domingo. All of them will murder the Grand Wizard of Oz, the only white male in the film. Then all the munchkins will gather around at the public library to watch Domingo suck her own ladydick, and they will tell him how strong and brave she is.

Fin.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (oINRc)

473 Nood.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 30, 2022 06:34 PM (yHsuS)
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Un-nood from what I can see.

Posted by: Axeman at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (krQz2)

474 Gray zone NOOD

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (llXky)

475 Bond and Felix Leiter start taking long, warm showers together.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 30, 2022 06:37 PM (bW8dp)

476 What's surprising is how media amplifies these changes.
In the late '70s, the "Gay Bob" doll (friend of Mattel's Barbie, I guess) made the scene. My sister and I (both kids) made a detour to the Wedge and Racket in Chapel Hill to see him and confirm his "limp wrist," a touted feature.

Posted by: Coki at September 30, 2022 06:40 PM (OPsd+)

477 Did not Kentucky Fried Movie have the Chinese Kung Fu dude as Dorothy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NIRX1eqp-8
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 30, 2022 06:22 PM (BRHaw)



A Samuel L. Bronkowitz Production.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at September 30, 2022 06:42 PM (ZSK0i)

478 >>> They already did the Moral Inversion Tango with the Wizard of Oz when they did the Broadway show "Wicked," which had the Wicked Witch of the West as the heroine (dark-haired) and blonde Glinda the Good Witch as the really evil one.

The book it was based on was ok. The musical was a not so subtle bash on Bush and the war on terror. I'm glad that Avenue Q robbed it of a Tony, though the creators of that went on to try and ruin culture in other ways, like joining with Disney.

Posted by: LizLem at September 30, 2022 06:43 PM (+mkOR)

479 I mean, Wizard of Oz was always pretty gay, it just didn't rub it in people's faces. I'm sure now they want it to be front and center when the Tin Man had a ballgag, and the Cowardly Lion is on a regime to keep his hiv at bay. They'll also be off to see the Daddy of Oz.

Disney also needs to stay thre hell away from Manga/Anime. We've seen them ruin it already everytime a company tries to adapt one, because they just see it as a product to bill down to its lowest common stupidity (Cowboy Bebop) They'll throw 4 shitty writers who have never seen a series or understand the way these shows work, and start ruining it's characters too. My only hope is if they do start targeting series they go for these crappy figgity little boy Shounen series, and stay away from the classics with deep storylines and good character development.

Posted by: Rbastid at September 30, 2022 06:48 PM (aT+mG)

480 With all due respect, this is the best version of over the rainbow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cHeNscKZN0

Posted by: CCaCoast at September 30, 2022 07:04 PM (WdwTK)

481 And I can't wait for the wokist writers to slam headlong into the IDF Ar-cee arc.

For those who are not familiar, transformers are genderless machines. They literally don't reproduce that way.

Except for Arcee, who was given an involuntary sex-change by a mad scientist. She is rather exceptional not happy about it. I could actually see the character becoming something of a mascot for the detransitioner community. Which would be both funny and horrifying all at the same time...

Posted by: Voyager at September 30, 2022 07:09 PM (u5PZm)

482 No love for Disney, but they did the American release Miyazki's "Spirited Away", which is one of the best films I've ever seen.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at September 30, 2022 07:10 PM (eWQHi)

483 Nerdrotic is doing a lot of high quality stuff on this front. His video on the 5 Franchises murdered by woke ideologues shouldn’t be missed.

Posted by: Smashmaster at September 30, 2022 07:12 PM (CyDXO)

484 Woke Disney continues record breaking revenues

Posted by: Paul at September 30, 2022 07:19 PM (iNZdO)

485 Well, Dorothy, we ain't in Kansas no more!

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Posted by: www.Profit97.Com at October 01, 2022 10:57 AM (M75VS)

487 As we watch woke Disney collapse its fun to see the perverts destroy all the icons they can.

Let's have a gay, black, according playing dwardf who comes from Harlem. Winner!

Next top gun to feature gays and trannies to make it true to life. Lets see the First Assault Woke Brigade of the Marines featuring twerking black wymen weighing in at 350 lbs. Sure fire winner.

Haven't been to a movie in 15 years. Cutting cable next year, as soon as my contract is up.

Name one series you watch on the 3 networks. As for the streaming services they suck. Why is it that movies from the 30s on require payment?

Posted by: A. Landmesser at October 01, 2022 03:58 PM (EcD5Y)

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