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But That's My Thing

Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing is better than being responsible for the success. One consequence of this can be riding on a once-deserved reputation. When this happens, the knowledge that it is exactly that - a once-deserved reputation, though no longer - can come as a smack in the face. "But we do that! That's our thing!" will ring true to the insiders who utter it but will result in scorn from outsiders.

This happens when the legendary performance that built that reputation is no longer legendary. It slips down into mere high competence, and is unlikely to stop there. The slip can continue all the way down into "laughingstock" as far as outsiders are concerned. Within the organization, though, the status of what once was often continues despite no longer being even remotely justified. Eventually, this attitude gets checked and checked hard.

For example, Chrysler considered itself "The Engineering Company" for far, far longer than could ever be justified. After the bailout and short-term salvation of the K-car, Chrysler needed more and so in the late 80s, it bought AMC to get Jeep. With that acquisition, Chrysler picked up the vital Jeep brand, but also a lot of new engineering talent and processes. It was unthinkable that any of Chrysler's processes could change in favor of those brought along with a bunch of poor also-rans, yet many did. Chrysler wasn't "The Engineering Company" anymore. It hadn't been for a long time, and reality finally imposed itself.

We're seeing a similar dynamic starting to play out in America's cultural industry. Disney head man Bob Iger and his various executives all talk about their storytelling prowess. Sure, they've lost some focus recently in the content crush for streaming, but they're still "The Storytelling Company" and are back on form! They craft tales like no other, and are the best in the business! It's delusional, and reality is in the process of smacking them in the face. They believe their own line, but they're the only ones who do.

Yet Disney is just a microcosm of the entire industry. All of them have shifted focus from making products to being activists. The only way out of this kind of problem is an infusion of fresh blood - but the fish rots from the head, and the head must go in order to even make an attempt at such an infusion. The non-activist talent was purged by the chieftains, and so the chieftains must be purged before talent can try to return. This same medicine is needed across the board if the cultural industry wants to prevent simply rotting away into nothing.

The worst offenders like Disney are starting to learn this now, and the rest will catch up quickly as the red ink continues to flow. They will change and get "back to basics," or they will die and be replaced by new players. Even if third parties or the state step in to force consolidation and destroy competition in order to ensure that the propaganda spice flows, these organizations can at best limp along as zombies. Deluded cries of "but stories are our thing" will not make it true.

They have squandered their reputations and cut down the giants on whose shoulders they stood. Until they make sweeping and extremely painful changes, their lights can do nothing more than flicker in empty auditoriums.

Posted by: Joe Mannix at 11:00 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2023 11:00 AM (J2vNu)

2 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 29, 2023 11:00 AM (T4tVD)

3 Congrats, Wolfus. Dammit.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:01 AM (JrojV)

4 TOP FIVE!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 29, 2023 11:01 AM (uSHSS)

5 OMG

Posted by: scottst at November 29, 2023 11:01 AM (qcvs8)

6 It's official. Reading content = 4 places

Posted by: scottst at November 29, 2023 11:01 AM (qcvs8)

7 For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic. They just had to hide their worst desires in more "Christian" times.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:02 AM (Cus5s)

8 I just hope they make another Charlie's Angels movie.

Posted by: scottst at November 29, 2023 11:02 AM (qcvs8)

9 For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic.


Donald Duck didn't wear pants!!!!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (JrojV)

10 Read the content and look where I am.

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (gmo/4)

11 I just hope they make another Charlie's Angels movie.
Posted by: scottst at November 29, 2023 11:02 AM (qcvs
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They did. It started the chick from Twilight and it sucked bigly.

I hope they don't try again until we're a solid 7-10 years into the recovery.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (d04cU)

12 Mercedes had the rep for decades as *the* solid, reliable German make. And they were -- until the late '80s or early '90s. Their vehicles are now so complex and expensive that even a minor repair costs $$$; and they've gone in on the EV craze too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (J2vNu)

13 Lunch isn't for a while

Posted by: Skip at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (ZIFei)

14 Disney, particularly the writers' room, is filled to the brim with personality hires.

And it shows in the quality of their content, bigtime.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (izj35)

15 and then there's Apple

whose thing was innovation

now what?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 29, 2023 11:04 AM (AcWfM)

16 Mercedes had the rep for decades as *the* solid, reliable German make. And they were -- until the late '80s or early '90s. Their vehicles are now so complex and expensive that even a minor repair costs $$$; and they've gone in on the EV craze too.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (J2vNu)
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Mercedes is another, yeah. The quality and longevity of German brands isn't so great, but they all mutually pretend that it is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:04 AM (d04cU)

17 Read the content and look where I am.
Posted by: Archer


Where are you?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:04 AM (JrojV)

18 We live in a stupid time of everything being re-imagined. Tradition and history is racist.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:05 AM (Rg4GQ)

19 How Disney can get fully back in the black -- embrace Ai, don't reject it...

@ElijahSchaffer Nov 26
Microsoft just changed their Ai image generator to not make Pixar style artwork after Disney complained.

https://tinyurl.com/7spfbk86
58 seconds; use pause extensively to appreciate the movie posters, as suggested by javems in Quick Hits.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 29, 2023 11:05 AM (krqg6)

20 and then there's Apple

whose thing was innovation

now what?
Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 29, 2023 11:04 AM (AcWfM)
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Incremental improvement and annoying commercials that imply that your iPhone is an intergalactic powerhouse.

Unless their VR gamble pays off, anyway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:05 AM (d04cU)

21 My boss may not even be in the office for a while. He's got to renew his license plate(s) at a site on the other side of the river.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2023 11:05 AM (J2vNu)

22 Top 25?!?

Posted by: GM27, SEP Field Technician at November 29, 2023 11:05 AM (RKLPC)

23 Oops; spoke too soon. My boss is here. Gotta look busy!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2023 11:05 AM (J2vNu)

24 For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic.


Donald Duck didn't wear pants!!!!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Minnie Mouse was humping a dog.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:06 AM (OlPWf)

25 Eiger is no Eisner.

Posted by: Pudhinhead at November 29, 2023 11:06 AM (ntk8v)

26 "The fish rots from the head so it needs to be replaced."

------

"It's dead, Jim."

Bury it.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (eZNvo)

27 This thread is about me isn't it.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (4p0Xq)

28 Mercedes isn’t really Mercedes anymore. They use Renault engines and assemble cars in Mexico.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (Rg4GQ)

29 Disney: The Mouse That Bored.

Posted by: Fail Your Theater at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (lZVy/)

30 >>58 seconds; use pause extensively to appreciate the movie posters, as suggested by javems in Quick Hits.


These are Hysterical. So many great Memes.

I was hoping Ace would find them and make Thread.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (hsDZG)

31 21 My boss may not even be in the office for a while. He's got to renew his license plate(s) at a site on the other side of the river.
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This sounds mythical. Whatever a guy has to do to stay alive.

Posted by: Pudhinhead at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (ntk8v)

32 They have squandered their reputations...

**********

...for a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (991eG)

33 This thread is about me isn't it.
Posted by: Bill Kristol



Pfffft.
Posted by: The GOPe

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:08 AM (OlPWf)

34 Gotta look busy!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


My leaf-raking offer of 25 cents a bag is still open.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:08 AM (JrojV)

35 Things in the rearview mirror may be closer than they appear.

Hippokleides
@Hippokleides
The late Roman Republic was ruled by a class of kleptocratic oligarchs that had progressively impoverished the common man, overseen a breakdown in law and order, ignored popular demands for reform, and was obsessed with its own image. Very timely comparison!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:08 AM (FVME7)

36 They believe their own line, but they're the only ones who do

One quibble, it’s their own LIES, not lines that they believe. Thanks for the post. The foundations of all our industries are rotted from within, is there a pathway out? I don’t know.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at November 29, 2023 11:09 AM (5ZdQt)

37 We're seeing a similar dynamic starting to play out in America's cultural industry. Disney head man Bob Iger and his various executives all talk about their storytelling prowess

The young people I know watch Japanese anime instead of Disney cartoons.

I expect this flip away from American entertainment is likely permanent.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2023 11:09 AM (XqcwY)

38 "For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic.--
Donald Duck didn't wear pants!"

heh ... I think "Fantasia" was part of their demonic coming out, but I haven't really analyzed it, don't even remember the plot.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:09 AM (Cus5s)

39 My leaf-raking offer of 25 cents a bag is still open.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:08 AM

Same here, but the bags are snack size ziplocs.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:10 AM (4p0Xq)

40 Finding my father’s copy of The Peter Principle in a desk drawer brought me great joy. So old is it, it has no UPC code.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at November 29, 2023 11:10 AM (uTTG7)

41 Mercedes isn’t really Mercedes anymore. They use Renault engines and assemble cars in Mexico.

*******

José-des Benz

Posted by: Muldoon at November 29, 2023 11:10 AM (991eG)

42 "It's dead, Jim."

Bury it.
Posted by: Just Lily at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (eZNvo)
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One possible outcome. I don't think that death is inevitable yet, but they're getting close. They need a turnaround, and it needs to happen soon. Not just Disney, but the entire industry.

The bright spot in this is probably Warner, where Zaslav is trying to undo some of the destruction that came before. He wants money, and that means making a product people want, and that means leaving The Message in the background if not at the door.

Peltz might be able to pull off the same at Disney, though Iger is fighting that hard. I hope Iger fails because I'd much rather see America's cultural industry undergo massive reform than die out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:11 AM (d04cU)

43 7 For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic. They just had to hide their worst desires in more "Christian" times.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:02 AM (Cus5s)

Always???

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at November 29, 2023 11:12 AM (uTTG7)

44 Their replacements are already surfacing. The indie revolution in book publishing is spilling over into the film industry. There are higher barriers to entry in film (capitalization, editing, sfx) but those will fall, too.

Posted by: Shandiss at November 29, 2023 11:12 AM (+ZAXx)

45 “We face risks relating to misalignment with public and consumer tastes and preferences for entertainment, travel and consumer products, which impact demand for our entertainment offerings and products and the profitability of any of our businesses." -- Disney 10k

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:12 AM (RHGPo)

46 heh ... I think "Fantasia" was part of their demonic coming out, but I haven't really analyzed it, don't even remember the plot.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023


***
Fantasia has no plot, just a series of animated vignettes, each set to a different piece of classical music -- some dramatic, some playful or almost silly, and the final one with Satan and his demons coming out to play at night was the capper. But -- we are shown that the coming of daylight and the praying of monks is essential to drive the evil out.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2023 11:13 AM (J2vNu)

47 "Minnie Mouse was humping a dog."

Mickey: "I didn't say she was crazy, I said he was f*cking Goofy".

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:13 AM (Cus5s)

48 You can't spell success without sucks.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:13 AM (Oz76Y)

49 "The dogs won't eat it."

I hope that's how it turns out.

But it seems like virtually everything is black, mixed-race, or gay (or all of the above) in entertainment. It's even crept into smaller niches, like horror writing and role playing games. The DIE cup overfloweth in television and movies.

And while maybe that's not sustainable in blockbusters that have to have broad appeal to make a profit, I don't see why they can't or won't keep cramming this down our throats everywhere else. What are people going to do, embargo all television and movies? The NFL experience says they won't.

Posted by: I'm pessimistic about this at November 29, 2023 11:13 AM (pjs7m)

50 Toyota is still Toyota. Their thing is still quality.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:13 AM (Rg4GQ)

51 For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic.

Always???


You gotta run "Steamboat Willie" backwards to get the Satanic messages.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:13 AM (JrojV)

52 28 Mercedes isn’t really Mercedes anymore. They use Renault engines and assemble cars in Mexico.
Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:07 AM (Rg4GQ)

Is BMW no longer BMW because many of their cars are made in SC?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at November 29, 2023 11:13 AM (uTTG7)

53 The CGI generarated re-imagining of everything is to entertainment as anti-freeze is to cat food.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (oEXy7)

54 "Mercedes"made the VK3001, which was a pretty decent medium tank. Maybach also made most of the tank motors. So there's that.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (Edo3/)

55 The young people I know watch Japanese anime instead of Disney cartoons.

I expect this flip away from American entertainment is likely permanent.
Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2023 11:09 AM (XqcwY)
++++
It might be, and it's new. Anime has been a thing for a while, but always niche. It is still niche, but the niche is much bigger. In terms of mainstream appeal, the Koreans are even stronger (Korean and American cinema/TV language is compatible, even though the literal languages are not).

For generations, the American market was essentially invincible when it came to foreign interlopers - but not anymore. This is why forced consolidation to maintain the propaganda complex (which I think is possible) will also be a losing game without a major censorship regime to go with it. If the domestic product sucks - and it does - there are decent foreign products. There's a reason those foreign products are finally making inroads.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (d04cU)

56 My leaf-raking offer of 25 cents a bag is still open.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Fire up the Mariachi Band!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (OlPWf)

57 We're saved!

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (FVME7)

58 Finding my father’s copy of The Peter Principle in a desk drawer brought me great joy. So old is it, it has no UPC code.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at November 29, 2023


***
I have more than a few paperbacks from that dear dead time. Most I bought new when I was in grammar to high school.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (J2vNu)

59 25 Eiger is no Eisner.
------
He should be sanctioned.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (krqg6)

60 Insty linked to an interesting little analysis of Disney's newest 10K form where they essentially admitted that their garbage decisions are going to continue because of "social goals".

It was in the risk section.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:15 AM (GBKbO)

61 >>Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E


Great. Another round of Blue Diaspora incoming.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:15 AM (hsDZG)

62 25 Eiger is no Eisner.
------
He should be sanctioned.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM

Golf clap.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:15 AM (4p0Xq)

63 61 >>Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E


Great. Another round of Blue Diaspora incoming.
Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:15 AM (hsDZG)

=========

Why 17 years in the future?

Shut down all coal, NG, and nuke plants today.

For Gaia. And the children.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (GBKbO)

64 For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic.


Donald Duck didn't wear pants!!!!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Minnie Mouse was humping a dog.
Posted by: rickb223 a

Goofy was banging Clarabell the Cow.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (R4t5M)

65 So MI electricity rates to double by 2040.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (Rg4GQ)

66 It's amazing how thoroughly Lefties in charge of media are in digging up past heroes, just to destroy them, to take away any cultural reference point for the current and future generations.

Dr. Who just did this with their most recent "special". After their first female doctor was terrible, and tanked ratings (and completely retconned the character's origin to make him gender fluid), they brought back a popular past Doctor for the special...

Only to have the female characters berate him...literally saying he can't understand the situation because he's "male presenting". Nagging him for referring to an alien as a "he" for "assuming its pronouns". The female character has a trans-daughter who gets taunted by neighborhood kids, and they grumble about being "deadnamed". And so much more....the clips are all over YouTube, and they're so cringe.

The show producer retconned a villain out of a wheelchair-like device, because of the stigma they didn't want to perpetuate that people with handicaps are evil?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (JCZqz)

67 Unless their VR gamble pays off, anyway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix

Apple: $3500 on Double-0

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (hCzfy)

68 I think novelty sells over most everything else. Second is dependability.

Most everyone will try something new, especially if it's unique and is something they may consume, use or otherwise implement in their daily life. Advertising has a lot to do with that, obviously.

Disney, in particular, has run out of novel content. Not because there isn't any, but because their staff is full of unimaginable leftist retards.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (Q4IgG)

69 Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (FVME7)
++++
This will be a great opportunity to build power plants just across the border in Canada and Wisconsin...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (d04cU)

70 8 I just hope they make another Charlie's Angels movie.

hmm. i wonder if dylan mulvaney is busy...

Posted by: stunning and brave scriptwriter at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (v3pYe)

71 >>Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E

Michigan going Solar...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The Party of Science.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (hsDZG)

72 Speaking of VR:

Taskmaster is getting a VR game. I think I might finally get my hands on a VR headset.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (GBKbO)

73 25 Eiger is no Eisner.
Posted by: Pudhinhead at November 29, 2023 11:06 AM (ntk8v)

Eisner wasn't all that. He let the Disney animation slide into irrelevancy, and he started the company on the road to make more adult-oriented movies with starting the Hollywood Films division. He was a great manager of the brand, of course - the stock went up like a rocket under his stewardship - but he needed a solid #2 like Frank Wells to help run the company. When he died in that helicopter crash, Eisner lost his anchor. He couldn't hold onto Katzenberg because of his ego, and he was close to getting rid of Iger before he really had a chance to shine.

Iger closed the deal on Pixar (which Eisner couldn't - Jobs hated him), which revitalized the animation division, and he closed the deal on Marvel as well. DIS stock did even better under Iger. Until it didn't, of course. Iger went back when he didn't have to. He should have just moved on.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (JPA8o)

74 Disney hasn't done anything good and original in their core strorytelling/animation field since "Frozen" and that was over 10 years ago already. They can keep going on momentum for a long time apparently but the reckoning is coming.

Posted by: brak at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (25k9m)

75 ... Disney, in particular, has run out of novel content. Not because there isn't any, but because their staff is full of unimaginable leftist retards.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (Q4IgG)
++++
Right. The real talent - that is, the creative talent - has been run out of the company. They have box-ticking "personality hires" (nice reminder, Lizzy @14) without vision or creativity. Their technical folks have skill, but technicians aren't usually great at crafting narrative.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:18 AM (d04cU)

76 Lunch isn't for a while
Posted by: Skip at November 29, 2023 11:03 AM (ZIFei)

Its not warm out thar.
My birdbath is frozen and da Boids are bending their beaks on it !

Posted by: JT at November 29, 2023 11:18 AM (T4tVD)

77 73 Iger closed the deal on Pixar (which Eisner couldn't - Jobs hated him), which revitalized the animation division, and he closed the deal on Marvel as well. DIS stock did even better under Iger. Until it didn't, of course. Iger went back when he didn't have to. He should have just moved on.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (JPA8o)

========

An IP house doesn't buy other people's IP because they're in great shape. The managers who brought the house to the point where they have to buy other people's successful IP is now in charge of new IP.

It was always just a matter of time.

I like to think that if John Carter hadn't been a huge financial bomb, none of this would happen. I hate everyone who didn't go see John Carter in theaters. I did.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:19 AM (GBKbO)

78 Mercedes is another, yeah. The quality and longevity of German brands isn't so great, but they all mutually pretend that it is.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:04 AM (d04cU)

Toyota has assumed that mantle

Posted by: Javems at November 29, 2023 11:19 AM (laioL)

79 Restaurants have gone. In this direction as well. It can’t just be a burger anymore. It has to be a fusion this or that burger with 3 slices of exotic cheese or whatever.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:19 AM (Rg4GQ)

80 So Gretchen is insisting that the Great Frozen North will be de-energized and given over to burning cow dung and twigs to heat the semi-deserted houses of the desparately virtuous? Interesting call. We'll see how things work out. Stupid people voted for this.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at November 29, 2023 11:19 AM (oEXy7)

81 One consequence of this can be riding on a once-deserved reputation. When this happens, the knowledge that it is exactly that - a once-deserved reputation, though no longer - can come as a smack in the face.

Oh. Companies.
I thought this was about Cher's career.
Nevermind....

Posted by: Diogenes at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (uSHSS)

82 Eiger is no Eisner.
------
He should be sanctioned.
Posted by: andycanuck


They both need to be taken down.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (JrojV)

83 I’m waiting on the BBC to offer their take on the Arthurian legend where Arthur is black, Lancelot is gay, and Guenivere is stronk.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (u73oe)

84 hmm. i wonder if dylan mulvaney is busy...
Posted by: stunning and brave scriptwriter

Forbes adds Dylan Mulvaney to "30 Under 30 Social Media" list because of course they did

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (FVME7)

85 I'll let you all in on a little secret: Disney and the others were never that good. Some of their earlier and pre-woke work was good or at least entertaining. But most was mediocre, no matter how many (paid off) critics and influencers masterbated to it, nor how many viewers joined the seal-clap circus.

What's happening now isn't some major deviation from the normal. What's happening is two-fold: One, audiences have finally realized how mediocre this shit is, and are growing tired of the same crap crapped out year after year. The earlier good stuff now seems like masterpieces by comparison.

And two, the woke shit has opened people's eyes to how weak this all was. The woke shit is like a big shitstain on a mediocre painting: when you see it, your eyes are drawn to it, and then you start looking for other flaws. And guess what? You find them.

Disney sucks. No doubt. But it's not so much a drastic fall from grace as it is just audiences finally noticing the worms in the apple they've been eating.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (iFTx/)

86 75 Right. The real talent - that is, the creative talent - has been run out of the company. They have box-ticking "personality hires" (nice reminder, Lizzy @14) without vision or creativity. Their technical folks have skill, but technicians aren't usually great at crafting narrative.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:18 AM (d04cU)

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The one exception I wanted there to be was Pete Doctor at Pixar, but since he became a leader in the company (CEO, or CCO, or something, not looking it up), none of the magic he injected into Monsters Inc or even Inside Out has come across on anyone else's project.

I get the sense that he's just easily pushed around as an administrator.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (GBKbO)

87 71 >>Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E

Michigan going Solar...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The Party of Science.
Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (hsDZG)

Good luck in the Winter

Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (bs+z0)

88 Authorities Demand Access To Private Social Media Conversations To Spy On Anti-Mass Migration Sentiment

Authorities in Ireland are set to be given access to private social media conversations in order to spy on anti-mass migration sentiment following the riots in Dublin.

Report this morning that Special Counsel Jack Smith wants records of ALL X postings relative to Donal Trump J6 postings.

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (RHGPo)

89 Lemme guess: nukular power isn’t part of the the Michigan plan, even though it’s the cleanest source of energy out there.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (Rg4GQ)

90 Great. Another round of Blue Diaspora incoming.
Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:15 AM (hsDZG)

Bingo. The Dems win when their local operatives annihilate their states and cities. The people flee, but they don't change. The national party gains new states, the ones who remain behind continue voting Dem, and the local party doesn't suffer. It's a perfect storm of perverse incentives.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (0FoWg)

91 I seem to recall Mickey was the sorcerer, in the Magic Kingdom I guess. Mickey with the magic wand ... was that part of The Wonderful World of Disney intro? Or no, I guess that was Tinkerbell.

Introducing "magic" to children, in a fun way ... sure. I think the fundamentalists had a point.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:21 AM (Cus5s)

92 64 For some "fundamental" Christian views, Disney was always rather demonic.


Donald Duck didn't wear pants!!!!
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus


Minnie Mouse was humping a dog.
Posted by: rickb223 a

Goofy was banging Clarabell the Cow.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (R4t5M)
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Bugs Bunny is the only cartoon candidate worth voting for.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:21 AM (pIx7m)

93 Restaurants have gone. In this direction as well. It can’t just be a burger anymore. It has to be a fusion this or that burger with 3 slices of exotic cheese or whatever.
Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:19 AM

A lot of places are putting bacon jam on burgers. I approve!

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:21 AM (4p0Xq)

94 I’m waiting on the BBC to offer their take on the Arthurian legend where Arthur is black, Lancelot is gay, and Guenivere is stronk.


Don't forget about Imam Tuck.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:21 AM (JrojV)

95 So MI electricity rates to double by 2040.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:16 AM (Rg4GQ)

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"What's the sound of tens of thousands of water pipes simultaneously bursting in winter?

Let's ask Texas ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Too Male, Too Pale, Too Stale at November 29, 2023 11:21 AM (SUzFC)

96 Nobody is stopping them, so they crank the volume up a bit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:22 AM (R4t5M)

97 And while maybe that's not sustainable in blockbusters that have to have broad appeal to make a profit, I don't see why they can't or won't keep cramming this down our throats everywhere else. What are people going to do, embargo all television and movies? The NFL experience says they won't.
Posted by: I'm pessimistic about this


Do you have any idea how many pre-1985 movies and tv shows are on streaming & ppv? I have 20 seasons of Gunsmoke to watch.

More than I have enough time left on this earth.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:22 AM (OlPWf)

98 For me, Apple has one big thing going for it.
It's not Alphabet.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 11:22 AM (QOUZy)

99 Biden falls to record-low 27% approval among independents — an 8-point drop from October: poll

The Wicked Witch of the West: [her final lines] You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I'm going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:23 AM (RHGPo)

100 Daily Disney two minute hate!
Kill the MAUS!

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2023 11:23 AM (NfrHF)

101 Biden falls to record-low 27% approval among independents — an 8-point drop from October: poll



Weird. We have him at 64% with that group.
- Atlanta ballot counters

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:24 AM (Rg4GQ)

102 100 Daily Disney two minute hate!
Kill the MAUS!
Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2023 11:23 AM (NfrHF)

Don't have to... They committed suicide

Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:24 AM (bs+z0)

103 Report this morning that Special Counsel Jack Smith wants records of ALL X postings relative to Donal Trump J6 postings.
Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (RHGPo)

Be careful of what you wish for. I think if you look at all of Trump's Tweets (or Xs, now with the name change), you'd be hard-pressed to find even ONE that was all that bad. The press, of course, editorialized around those tweets to make them much worse than they really were.

In fact, I challenge anyone to find for me even one nasty Trump tweet - I'd stick to his POTUS one, but I'd even extend that to his pre-POTUS ones. I doubt there is one.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:24 AM (JPA8o)

104 98 For me, Apple has one big thing going for it.
It's not Alphabet.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 11:22 AM (QOUZy)
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Thank you sooooo much toots.

Posted by: Tim Cook, male-presenting CEO at November 29, 2023 11:24 AM (pIx7m)

105 Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E

Michigan going Solar...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The Party of Science.
Posted by: garrett



Sorry. That crap ton of batteries needed to store electricity, just went to vehicles.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:24 AM (OlPWf)

106 It's not that you can't gussy up a burger and have it turn out good. It's that most places don't know how to make a good burger period. The traditional cheeseburger is excellent; they can't even get that part right.

Posted by: I make burgers at home rather than go out for them at this point at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (pjs7m)

107 Speaking of VR:

Taskmaster is getting a VR game. I think I might finally get my hands on a VR headset.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison

The 128GB Quest 2 can be had for a net $200 at some retailers this season. It can run native or be tethered to a PC. It's a good entry point for the VR-curious.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (hCzfy)

108 and then there's Apple

whose thing was innovation

now what?
Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 29, 2023 11:04 AM (AcWfM)


1) Sliiiiightly better camera.

2) Sliiiiiiightly more memory.

3) Sliiiightly faster chip.

4) Major Innovation!!!! Now, you can charge your phone sideways and have it act as a clock.

5) Major Innovation!!!! New Taylor Swift song used in commercials.

That's about it. But, to be fair, that's everyone in the cellphone biz now.

Nothing really new except "AI" by which they apparently mean an annoying digital Karen which sits in your pocket trying to control your actions and squealing on you to Your Betters.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (QzZeQ)

109 82 Eiger is no Eisner.
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He should be sanctioned.
Posted by: andycanuck


They both need to be taken down.
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Well, they're both NAZI Field Marshalls.

Posted by: Pudhinhead at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (ntk8v)

110 ... Disney sucks. No doubt. But it's not so much a drastic fall from grace as it is just audiences finally noticing the worms in the apple they've been eating.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (iFTx/)
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Which makes it a drastic fall from grace. When butts that rushed into seats stop doing so, it's a major fall. If after the fact the brains attached to those butts muse, "hmmm, maybe this didn't used to be any good, either" then it just amplifies the effect.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (d04cU)

111 Chief Judge John J. McConnell of the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island on Monday summarily dismissed a complaint by John Anthony Castro, a lesser-known Republican presidential candidate from Texas, who sought to disqualify President Trump from the ballot.

.. the Obama Way

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (RHGPo)

112 >> It's not that you can't gussy up a burger and have it turn out good. It's that most places don't know how to make a good burger period. The traditional cheeseburger is excellent; they can't even get that part right.


The places that do a good Smashburger are OK by me.
Way better than the overcooked puck that most people call a burger.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (hsDZG)

113 Bar by my house makes an excellent burger.

But, I like making them at home.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (R4t5M)

114 "Personality" hires . . . if a company is hiring otherwise useless THOTs just to amuse the productive employees, why not just dispense with the charade and hire actual whores? That'll certainly boost productivity more than some annoying retard playing with employee's hair.

These idiots want to be hired just for being girls. Well then, so be it. But you're gonna earn your pay. I wonder how all the woke feminist twats would say about that? It's Girl Power, is it not?

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (iFTx/)

115 Report this morning that Special Counsel Jack Smith wants records of ALL X postings relative to Donal Trump J6 postings.
Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (RHGPo)
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From all users across the entire platform? Why?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (d04cU)

116 Chief Judge John J. McConnell of the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island on Monday summarily dismissed a complaint by John Anthony Castro, a lesser-known Republican presidential candidate from Texas, who sought to disqualify President Trump from the ballot.


Too bad Rhode Island doesn't exist.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (JrojV)

117 Sorry. That crap ton of batteries needed to store electricity, just went to vehicles.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:24 AM

I know. And while they're plugged in to the grid to "charge", we'll power power from them as needed to keep the lights on. Thanks!

Posted by: Gov Whitmer at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (JCZqz)

118
Discussion Question:

Tim Cook, Personality Hire Gone Wrong?

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (QzZeQ)

119 Speaking of destroying its own legacy . . .

In Major Victory for Truth, Washington Post Braces for More Layoffs

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I'm pretty sure the Lie Manufacturing Department will be spared.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (FVME7)

120 I like to think that if John Carter hadn't been a huge financial bomb, none of this would happen. I hate everyone who didn't go see John Carter in theaters. I did.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at

Jimmy's udder brudder ?

Posted by: JT at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (T4tVD)

121 There’s only so much innovation possible with an iPhone. At the end of the day it’s a small screen with apps on it that can also take pictures and make phone calls. They’ve pretty much perfected it, not much more to innovate.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (Rg4GQ)

122 >> I like making them at home.


Fresh Ground Beef for home burgers. Hard to beat.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (hsDZG)

123 "Personality" hires . . . if a company is hiring otherwise useless THOTs just to amuse the productive employees, why not just dispense with the charade and hire actual whores? That'll certainly boost productivity more than some annoying retard playing with employee's hair.

These idiots want to be hired just for being girls. Well then, so be it. But you're gonna earn your pay. I wonder how all the woke feminist twats would say about that? It's Girl Power, is it not?
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (iFTx/)
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Pretty sure they'd be fine with it, right? After all, isn't the slogan "sex work is real work?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (d04cU)

124 95 But that's only because we wasn't going solar/wind harderer enough. Or something that Gretchen and her corps of Top Scientists can do betterer.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (oEXy7)

125 110 Which makes it a drastic fall from grace. When butts that rushed into seats stop doing so, it's a major fall. If after the fact the brains attached to those butts muse, "hmmm, maybe this didn't used to be any good, either" then it just amplifies the effect.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (d04cU)

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We're back to Brother Bear days, the early 2000s when Disney's major animation output had fallen very quickly from the Little Mermaid halcyon days.

There's something in the culture that prevents them from sustaining quality. Of course, most corporations can't sustain quality forever, but Disney's cycles seem to be pretty fast and really wild in terms of the highs and lows.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (GBKbO)

126 Perhaps with the abilities forming around AI and artistic endeavors there will be some new content from non-mainstream media outlets. Content that is interesting, thought provoking and not simply AI pr0n.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (Q4IgG)

127 Hunter Biden is now launching a “counteroffensive” as he faces the prospect of multiple criminal charges

.. Hunter's last “counteroffensive” was a bigger failure than anything by either side in Ukraine

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (RHGPo)

128
Michigan going Solar...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The Party of Science.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM


There's a web site that snoops your location and gives you 'usable' hours of solar per year. I'm in SE PA, further south, and I can get maybe 1,000 hours a year, out of 8,760 available. Then the solar panels are maybe 20% efficient.

I say Michigan should go all in!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (enJYY)

129 Discussion Question:

Tim Cook, Personality Hire Gone Wrong?


something like that but he was also a kiss up and a "stakeholder" type guy - meaning very sweet to his undertalented underlings

which is why nothing of import gets done there anymore

do you think Elon coddles soft skinned youthful devs? right. do you think Tim does? he sure does.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (AcWfM)

130 It's not that you can't gussy up a burger and have it turn out good. It's that most places don't know how to make a good burger period. The traditional cheeseburger is excellent; they can't even get that part right.
Posted by: I make burgers at home rather than go out for them at this point at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (pjs7m)
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A nice coat of fresh paint on a dilapidated house won't make the house good. The structure under it has to be good.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (d04cU)

131
Too bad Rhode Island doesn't exist.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (JrojV)

Oooo. Shot's fired, JackStraw!

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (JPA8o)

132
Peltz might be able to pull off the same at Disney, though Iger is fighting that hard. I hope Iger fails because I'd much rather see America's cultural industry undergo massive reform than die out.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:11 AM (d04cU)

I would much prefer a cultural renaissance to death of the American culture that Disney et al embodied for so long.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (eZNvo)

133 127 Hunter Biden is now launching a “counteroffensive” as he faces the prospect of multiple criminal charges


he always does this

he's a jackass with brain damage (no, really, from the accident)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (AcWfM)

134 There’s only so much innovation possible with an iPhone. At the end of the day it’s a small screen with apps on it that can also take pictures and make phone calls. They’ve pretty much perfected it, not much more to innovate.
Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM

Well they won't ever innovate the ONE feature everyone wants. A removable battery! Nope, gotta keep throttling shit so you buy the newest one.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (4p0Xq)

135 127 Hunter Biden is now launching a “counteroffensive” as he faces the prospect of multiple criminal charges


For a person who is broke and can't pay His child support he sure seems to have a lot of money for Lawyers...

Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (bs+z0)

136 @120 I thought John Carter was excellent. I wish their Deja Thoris showed more skin, but otherwise the actress was good.

Posted by: Tim Cook, male-presenting CEO at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (pIx7m)

137 In Major Victory for Truth, Washington Post Braces for More Layoffs
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This is awful. Anyway...

Posted by: Pudhinhead at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (ntk8v)

138 There's something in the culture that prevents them from sustaining quality. Of course, most corporations can't sustain quality forever, but Disney's cycles seem to be pretty fast and really wild in terms of the highs and lows.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (GBKbO)
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Except that now it's the entire industry. During Disney's prior cycles, they weren't the flagship of the whole industry.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:30 AM (d04cU)

139 Speaking of VR:

Taskmaster is getting a VR game. I think I might finally get my hands on a VR headset.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison

TASKMASTER?!?!?! Triggering!!!!! That names is HELLA inappropriate for today, and needs to be changed immediately! Perhaps something more inclusive, like TaskQueering?

Posted by: SJW Commissar at November 29, 2023 11:30 AM (JCZqz)

140 Best burgers I ever have are the ones I make at home on the grill.

Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:30 AM (Rg4GQ)

141 Eiger is no Eisner.
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He should be sanctioned.
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They both need to be taken down.
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Well, they're both NAZI Field Marshalls.
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A broadsword [or two] would fix it. ⚔️

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 29, 2023 11:30 AM (krqg6)

142 MI goes full on Nuke? Great! Nuke power (fusion) is very clean. Cleaner than solar and wind when you factor in development and manufacturing and disposal.




Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 11:31 AM (gmo/4)

143 136 @120 I thought John Carter was excellent. I wish their Deja Thoris showed more skin, but otherwise the actress was good.
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I read one of the John Carter books as a teenager and wasn't impressed. Never saw the movie.

Posted by: Pudhinhead at November 29, 2023 11:31 AM (ntk8v)

144 110 ... Disney sucks. No doubt. But it's not so much a drastic fall from grace as it is just audiences finally noticing the worms in the apple they've been eating.
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:20 AM (iFTx/)
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Which makes it a drastic fall from grace. When butts that rushed into seats stop doing so, it's a major fall. If after the fact the brains attached to those butts muse, "hmmm, maybe this didn't used to be any good, either" then it just amplifies the effect.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (d04cU)
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Yes, it's a drastic fall for Disney in terms of stock price, income, respect, prestige, etc. But it's not a fall based on any truly material change in quality of their content. The shit was never that good. It's not like there were crowds of truly talented people there creating great shit, and now there aren't. It's mostly the same mediocre hacks doing the same mediocre shit, made more apparently by the woke shitstains.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:31 AM (iFTx/)

145 IDF investigating Hamas claims Bibas children, mother are dead
Army says holds terror group 'wholly responsible for security of all hostages in Gaza'; Hamas, Islamic Jihad have made false claims about deaths of hostages before

Fuckin monsters knew from the get go they were dead, if indeed they are dead.
End of "pause". Attack tonight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 29, 2023 11:31 AM (PQ4m2)

146 A nice coat of fresh paint on a dilapidated house won't make the house good. The structure under it has to be good.
Posted by: Joe Mannix
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Lipsticked Pig at November 29, 2023 11:31 AM (XeU6L)

147 I like my burgers in the cast iron rather than off the grill.

Much tastier and a lot less hassle.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:32 AM (hsDZG)

148 121 There’s only so much innovation possible with an iPhone. At the end of the day it’s a small screen with apps on it that can also take pictures and make phone calls. They’ve pretty much perfected it, not much more to innovate.
Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (Rg4GQ)
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Built-in holographic projector? ("Help me Obi Wan, you're my only hope.")

Posted by: Tim Cook, male-presenting CEO at November 29, 2023 11:32 AM (pIx7m)

149 A broadsword [or two] would fix it. ⚔️

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 29, 2023 11:30 AM (krqg6)


Broadsword calling Danny Boy. Broadsword calling Danny boy. Come in Danny Boy.


Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 11:32 AM (gmo/4)

150 Palestinians, the peaceful one's, not Hamas:

@sentdefender 21h
Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad had to actually Protect the 12 Hostages who were Released tonight to the Red Cross, as the
Crowds of Palestinians were claimed to be attempting to Killed them; this caused the Location of the Exchange to have be changed multiple times.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 11:32 AM (QOUZy)

151 The DOJ has determined that account BigPoppa68 liked a tweet by Trump in 2013. He also follows a guy who follows a guy who liked a tweet from another guy who once said we should storm the Capitol. That's your smoking gun right there.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:32 AM (Oz76Y)

152 >>Fuckin monsters knew from the get go they were dead, if indeed they are dead.
End of "pause". Attack tonight.


Qatar. They need to take the heads off the Hydra.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (hsDZG)

153 129 Discussion Question:

Tim Cook, Personality Hire Gone Wrong?


something like that but he was also a kiss up and a "stakeholder" type guy - meaning very sweet to his undertalented underlings

which is why nothing of import gets done there anymore

do you think Elon coddles soft skinned youthful devs? right. do you think Tim does? he sure does.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (AcWfM)

I'd slightly disagree with that assessment of Cook. His strength was in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. He solidified the manufacturing partnership with Foxconn, and was able to get the CCP to make quality products in quantity for a global market. The CCP can't do that practically anywhere else. He's not the product visionary that Jobs was, but his ops knowledge enabled him to get every last dollar out of what original IP Jobs oversaw. That's no mean feat. On the creative side, of course, I think you're right.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (JPA8o)

154 @147 A bitch to clean up, as opposed to cooking steaks in them.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (pIx7m)

155 Morning.
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I like to think that if John Carter hadn't been a huge financial bomb, none of this would happen. I hate everyone who didn't go see John Carter in theaters. I did.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:19 AM (GBKbO)

I thought John Carter was excellent. I wish their Deja Thoris showed more skin, but otherwise the actress was good.
Posted by: Tim Cook, male-presenting CEO at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (pIx7m)

I thought I was the only person that saw that movie.

I feel...less alone now.

Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (bado3)

156 Michigan gets an average of 4.00 peak sun hours per day (year-round average). That means a 5kW solar system will generate 20.00 kWh of electricity per day in Michigan.

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (RHGPo)

157 Uncivil civilians.

Palestinian Civilians Tried to Murder Israeli Hostages as They Were Being Freed

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (FVME7)

158 Well they won't ever innovate the ONE feature everyone wants. A removable battery! Nope, gotta keep throttling shit so you buy the newest one.
Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (4p0Xq)
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Look, it can't be done, okay? It isn't about serviceability, it's about usability. A removable battery means a removable back case, which means a thicker midframe, which means constraints in component layout, which means fitment issues.

If there were a removable battery - something only a small percentage of users actually want, given the pace of change and the natural upgrade cycle - then the device would be as much as 1mm thicker, if not even more. Non-replaceable batteries are a small price to pay for a millimeter thinness benefit.

Posted by: Rationalizer at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (d04cU)

159 Well they won't ever innovate the ONE feature everyone wants. A removable battery! Nope, gotta keep throttling shit so you buy the newest one.
Posted by: Minnfidel


Does any phone manufacturer have removable batteries anymore? I know they used to. Because I'd always buy the extended version.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (OlPWf)

160 Personally, I think the issue with Western cultural work, literary etc. is a Judeo-Christian dogma that any communication is, or should be, instructional. That a movie, book, TV show, etc. has to have a 'message' or an instruction to be legitimate.
I have never seen any evidence that the vast majority of people attend movies or read books or watch TV to learn anything at all. They are there to be entertained.
The instructive dogma leads to people entering the business, and it is a business, with agendas when the entire point is to entertain. So instead of getting people who just like to make entertainment, they get sour scolds yelling at their audiences who then quite legitimately stay away in droves.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (/BBNv)

161
It's still almost unfathomable to me that Disney would totally throw away their highly lucrative, almost magically profitable reputation as being-

"The Family and Child Friendly Movie Studio"

and exchange it for-

"The Horrible Pedophile Grooming Studio Who Wants to Turn Your Children into Neurotic, Insane Trannie Sex Dolls for Your Betters and Telling Bullshit, Boring Stories While They're At It.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (QzZeQ)

162 If Hamas has a failing, it is that they care too much.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (Oz76Y)

163 Cast iron is great for burgers. I also like mine on a wood fire. Oak or mesquite.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (R4t5M)

164 I looked up this John Anthony Castro guy and he is a kook.

But...he got involved in some case with the IRS where because he signed his clients names on the returns the IRS claimed they could do what they wanted with the funds in question and the courts agreed - because if you don't sign the paperwork you didn't prepare...f you...is apparently the real rule...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (XqcwY)

165 I believe the slide into activism is easy because it's a good way to emotionally manipulate your supporters, and bully your financial investors into not complaining publicly about your bad performance.

But this cutting off of internal criticism always kicks off a death spiral for those who do it. It's inevitable.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (dE511)

166 >>Oooo. Shot's fired, JackStraw!

I'm so distraught I think I will boil another lobster.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (ZLI7S)

167 "Michigan going Solar...
Good luck in the Winter"

Right ... my 9000 watts of panels are (10:30) putting out about 6300 watts, but this is a clear day end of November. Winter will have about 75%+ cloudy days, and shorter days.

Wind can make up a little, if Gretchen really hates birds and bats and landscapes. But in the long run, electric prices will come down, because everyone will leave Michigan ... or be dead.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (Cus5s)

168 123 "Personality" hires . . . if a company is hiring otherwise useless THOTs just to amuse the productive employees, why not just dispense with the charade and hire actual whores? That'll certainly boost productivity more than some annoying retard playing with employee's hair.

These idiots want to be hired just for being girls. Well then, so be it. But you're gonna earn your pay. I wonder how all the woke feminist twats would say about that? It's Girl Power, is it not?
Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:26 AM (iFTx/)
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Pretty sure they'd be fine with it, right? After all, isn't the slogan "sex work is real work?"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:27 AM (d04cU)
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Yea . . . but "sex work is real work" for OTHER people, who are almost always low-class minorities or otherwise desperate women of all races. Karen would never in a million years allow her useless THOT to be a sex worker.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:34 AM (iFTx/)

169 >> A bitch to clean up, as opposed to cooking steaks in them.


I use the Cast Iron for both. Don't have any issues with cleanup.
I can also make a proper beef stew in under 30 minutes in one.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:35 AM (hsDZG)

170 155 I thought I was the only person that saw that movie.

I feel...less alone now.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (bado3)

=======

I have the 3D Blu-ray, though I've never had a 3D TV.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:35 AM (GBKbO)

171 Uncivil civilians.

Palestinian Civilians Tried to Murder Israeli Hostages as They Were Being Freed
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Sterilize Gaza.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:35 AM (OlPWf)

172 Hamas DOES care too much - about DEATH TO THE JEWS!!! that is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2023 11:35 AM (dE511)

173 I thought I was the only person that saw that movie.

I feel...less alone now.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (bado3)M

I also saw and enjoyed John Carter.

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (MNhXM)

174 It is my opinion that the entire argument about an organization living on former greatness and capabilities, and the destruction caused by activists purging those individuals who were capable of accomplishment can be applied, sadly to the US Military today.

Posted by: George V at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (ugbqN)

175 The IC probably runs Disney.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (R4t5M)

176 136 @120 I thought John Carter was excellent. I wish their Deja Thoris showed more skin, but otherwise the actress was good.

hmm. i wonder if the movie rights for gor are available...

Posted by: stunning and brave scriptwriter at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (v3pYe)

177 Palestinian Civilians Tried to Murder Israeli Hostages as They Were Being Freed
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

So those are the "innocent" civilians the UN is bitching about

Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (bs+z0)

178 "Personality" hires . . . if a company is hiring otherwise useless THOTs just to amuse the productive employees, why not just dispense with the charade and hire actual whores? That'll certainly boost productivity more than some annoying retard playing with employee's hair.


A mid-morning hummer WOULD increase productivity.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (OlPWf)

179 A British government-ordered inquiry says it found serious failings at hospitals where an electrician who was later convicted of murder was able to have sex with more than 100 corpses over 15 years without being detected.

.. news I can use ?

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (RHGPo)

180 At the risk of turning this into a movie thread...*Looks at content*...oh, fuck it.

Saw Napoleon yesterday. It was pretty good. Yeah, just pretty good. I liked it. Vanessa Kirby is delicious. Joaquin Phoenix was miscast. But enough about him, I want to lick Vanessa Kirby's face all over.

Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (LpTq1)

181 That and people want to be able to take their phone, unprotected, down to the titanic wreck to capture video. I mean, if the opportunity ever arose. I wouldn't want to be constrained by the fact that my phone is not water resistant to 10,000 meters. And you just can't guarantee that with a removable battery.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (pnDfv)

182 >>Palestinian Civilians Tried to Murder Israeli Hostages as They Were Being Freed


Sub-Humans with a Sub-Human Culture.

They won't be missed.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (hsDZG)

183 I think the Disney brass will have to considerably up their storytelling game prior to the next stockholders' meeting.

Posted by: Paco at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (njExo)

184 177 Palestinian Civilians Tried to Murder Israeli Hostages as They Were Being Freed
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

So those are the "innocent" civilians the UN is bitching about
Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (bs+z0)

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They just want peace, a ceasefire, a two-state solution, and for all the Joos to be dead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (GBKbO)

185 I read, sometime back, that Russia was putting a naval base or something like that in Venezuela. Not that the Russians would have anything to do with this.

@sentdefender 38m

The Brazilian Armed Forces have reportedly been placed into a Heightened State of Readiness due to a Significant Movement of Military Equipment and Personnel in Eastern Venezuela on the Border of Guyana which has recently been Detected, with Officials believing that Venezuela may soon Invade the Small South American Country in order to Annex the “Guayana Esequiba” Region which accounts for over 60% of the Nation’s Territory and has been Claimed by the Venezuelan Government.

map included

https://is.gd/CQsQ7X

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (QOUZy)

186 170 I have the 3D Blu-ray, though I've never had a 3D TV.

you could always get two smalllish tvs, set them side-by-side, and cross your eyes...

Posted by: anachronda at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (v3pYe)

187 I like to think that if John Carter hadn't been a huge financial bomb, none of this would happen. I hate everyone who didn't go see John Carter in theaters. I did.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante

Some attribute that movie's failure to its title and say if it had had a title like The Whiz Bang Adventures of John Carter and the Sexy Princess of Mars it would've been a smash.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:38 AM (FVME7)

188 177 Palestinian Civilians Tried to Murder Israeli Hostages as They Were Being Freed
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Barbarians at the Gate

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:38 AM (RHGPo)

189 I thought I was the only person that saw that movie.

I feel...less alone now.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (bado3)

=======

I have the 3D Blu-ray, though I've never had a 3D TV.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrat

I fight the good fight for John Carter.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 11:38 AM (CIS44)

190 180 At the risk of turning this into a movie thread...*Looks at content*...oh, fuck it.

Saw Napoleon yesterday. It was pretty good. Yeah, just pretty good. I liked it. Vanessa Kirby is delicious. Joaquin Phoenix was miscast. But enough about him, I want to lick Vanessa Kirby's face all over.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (LpTq1)

What's so interesting about her is that Claire Foy was supposed to be the breakout star in The Crown. Turned out that Vanessa Kirby was the one who got the great movie career from that series.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (JPA8o)

191 It is my opinion that the entire argument about an organization living on former greatness and capabilities, and the destruction caused by activists purging those individuals who were capable of accomplishment can be applied, sadly to the US Military today.
Posted by: George V at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (ugbqN)
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It can be applied to almost everything now. The institutions broadly have been hollowed out. Hollywood is fast turnover and so is a major focus because it's easy to track, but the phenomenon is everywhere.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (d04cU)

192 I like my steaks roasted over the open flame of burning railroad ties

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (pnDfv)

193 I think the Disney brass will have to considerably up their storytelling game prior to the next stockholders' meeting.
Posted by: Paco

They can't. Plus, IC probably calls the shots there.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (R4t5M)

194 I thought I was the only person that saw that movie.

I feel...less alone now.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (bado3)M

I also saw and enjoyed John Carter.

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:36 AM (MNhXM)


Same here. I also saw and enjoyed John Carter.

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (gmo/4)

195 I read a very interesting piece by John Nolte at Breitbart a little while ago in which he talked about the role of cable TV in the decline in so many entertainment companies. (Clay Travis at Outkick has done something similar about ESPN.)

The bottom line was that cable subscriptions provided Disney, ESPN, and others with a guaranteed cut of cable fees regardless of whether any of the cable subscribers actually watched their content. (Example: I think ESPN gets $11 or so for every subscriber even though fewer than 25% of them ever watch ESPN.) That broke the historical connection between the companies and consumers: they no longer had to care about whether their offerings were watched or not.

Cable subscriptions have been falling for 10 years but the companies were so hooked on the cable model that they still haven't adjusted. So while some of Disney's problem may be contempt for their consumers, some if it is a product of relying on the cable income stream for so many years.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (FEVMW)

196 155 Morning.
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I like to think that if John Carter hadn't been a huge financial bomb, none of this would happen. I hate everyone who didn't go see John Carter in theaters. I did.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:19 AM (GBKbO)

I thought John Carter was excellent. I wish their Deja Thoris showed more skin, but otherwise the actress was good.
Posted by: Tim Cook, male-presenting CEO at November 29, 2023 11:29 AM (pIx7m)

I thought I was the only person that saw that movie.

I feel...less alone now.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (bado3)
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There was a good movie in there screaming to get out. It took way too long to get going. The backstory was stupid. John Carter was badly miscast and completely overshadowed by Willem Dafoe even in CGI. And the action scenes were too generic.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (iFTx/)

197 187 Some attribute that movie's failure to its title and say if it had had a title like The Whiz Bang Adventures of John Carter and the Sexy Princess of Mars it would've been a smash.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:38 AM (FVME7)

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I blame the marketing which they gave complete control of to Andrew Stanton, the director.

The trailers were terrible and confusing.

I don't know if it would have been a smash hit had Disney's normal marketing processes had been followed, but I suspect it would have performed better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:40 AM (GBKbO)

198 Thank you, Joe. Not being a big movie fan I haven't given Disney much attention. You explained their nonsense so I could understand it.

And yeah...it's nonsense.

Posted by: creeper at November 29, 2023 11:40 AM (cTCuP)

199 I like my steaks roasted over the open flame of burning railroad ties
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:39 AM (pnDfv)
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I eat my cat after roasting it over a barrel fire. Railroad ties are usually the fuel for those.

Posted by: Switchyard Hobo at November 29, 2023 11:40 AM (d04cU)

200 I think this is a good explanation of our entire society. Disney represents the big players in every industry / special interest / government office / academic institution / etc.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 29, 2023 11:40 AM (mj0Qp)

201 We had to do the steaks in a cast iron pan and it used to drive the bulls crazy.

Posted by: Henry Hill at November 29, 2023 11:40 AM (gmo/4)

202 There was Mickey Mouse imagery in the movie "M" from 1931. A cardboard cutout in a shoppe and a picture at an amusement park. Peter Lorre played a child/rapist/murderer to creepy effect. Mickey was more popular in Europe until about 1932.

Posted by: Die Maus Scheisse at November 29, 2023 11:41 AM (83IzV)

203
Michigan gets an average of 4.00 peak sun hours per day (year-round average). That means a 5kW solar system will generate 20.00 kWh of electricity per day in Michigan.

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM


Which is about one half of a normal household usage. 'Lifeline' usage in this area (which is probably a lot more moderate) is 500 kWh per month or 17 kWh per day. I can for a month or two a year get by with 700 kWh per month.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 29, 2023 11:41 AM (enJYY)

204 @187 Or just call it "John Carter of Mars". Duh!

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:41 AM (pIx7m)

205 Saw Napoleon yesterday. It was pretty good. Yeah, just pretty good. I liked it. Vanessa Kirby is delicious. Joaquin Phoenix was miscast. But enough about him, I want to lick Vanessa Kirby's face all over.
Posted by: Robert at

I saw it on Friday. I liked it. It felt very rushed though and didnt allow you to actually sit in any of the moments and appreciate some of what made him so effective, esp really glossing over his tactical expertise. The battles were fuggin excellent though. And Vanessa Kirby YES PLEASE. The newest M:I with both Vanessa Kirby and Hayley Atwell, Yah I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 11:41 AM (CIS44)

206 Just heard some speaker at the Carter funeral declare her the greatest First Lady ever. Not just of the US but of the global nation, what ever that is.


I have/had no opinion about Rosalyn Carter, unlike her husband, good person I suppose but the sudden sycophancy and glorification of her life "dedicated to serving other" (heard that about 100 times past few days) is sickening. At least 90% of this country never gave her a single thought in the past 30 years. Not to mention all the Dems sudden embrace of God and religion for her funeral. This just does not reflect reality.

Posted by: Ripley at November 29, 2023 11:41 AM (JojsZ)

207 'Jeep is back back in America where it belongs.'
- something Lee Iacoca might have said..

Lee Iacoca let the successful restoration of Miss Liberty at a time when America was more like......well.....America.

Posted by: Eromero at November 29, 2023 11:41 AM (NxC5+)

208 Eiger is no Eisner.
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He should be sanctioned.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM


ISWYDT.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 29, 2023 11:42 AM (pRoEc)

209 Dredd was also a box office failure. Box office doesn't always measure whether a film is good or not.

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:42 AM (MNhXM)

210 Hubby and I saw John Carter in the theater.

We liked it. We are fans of the books and expected to hate the movie.

We generally hate movies based on books.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 29, 2023 11:42 AM (eZNvo)

211 This busty brunette in a particularly stupid garment vows to never rest on her prior reputation:
https://is.gd/i3fYti

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 11:42 AM (d04cU)

212 205 I saw it on Friday. I liked it. It felt very rushed though and didnt allow you to actually sit in any of the moments and appreciate some of what made him so effective, esp really glossing over his tactical expertise. The battles were fuggin excellent though. And Vanessa Kirby YES PLEASE. The newest M:I with both Vanessa Kirby and Hayley Atwell, Yah I'll be in my bunk.
Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 11:41 AM (CIS44)

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Maybe the 4 hour cut will address some of those issues.

I still remember the interview where Ridley Scott said his 4 hour cut of Exodus: Gods and Kings was the best movie he'd ever made, but there's never been a hint of a release of that to the public.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:42 AM (GBKbO)

213 107 The 128GB Quest 2 can be had for a net $200 at some retailers this season. It can run native or be tethered to a PC. It's a good entry point for the VR-curious.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (hCzfy)


It's also compulsorily tethered to Jeff Fuckerberg as it will not function at all without registering a "Meta" account. So, keep that in mind.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 29, 2023 11:42 AM (DTX3h)

214 209 Dredd was also a box office failure. Box office doesn't always measure whether a film is good or not.
Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:42 AM (MNhXM)

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"Shut up!"
-The Transformers series

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (GBKbO)

215 Saw Napoleon yesterday. It was pretty good. Yeah, just pretty good. I liked it. Vanessa Kirby is delicious. Joaquin Phoenix was miscast. But enough about him, I want to lick Vanessa Kirby's face all over.
Posted by: Robert



Was disappointed that it was about some french dude and not a high schooler with red hair and awesome bo-staff and dance moves.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (OlPWf)

216 Discussion Question:

Tim Cook, Personality Hire Gone Wrong?


something like that but he was also a kiss up and a "stakeholder" type guy - meaning very sweet to his undertalented underlings

which is why nothing of import gets done there anymore

do you think Elon coddles soft skinned youthful devs? right. do you think Tim does? he sure does.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 29, 2023 11:28 AM (AcWfM)

I'd slightly disagree with that assessment of Cook. His strength was in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. He solidified the manufacturing partnership with Foxconn, and was able to get the CCP to make quality products in quantity for a global market. The CCP can't do that practically anywhere else. He's not the product visionary that Jobs was, but his ops knowledge enabled him to get every last dollar out of what original IP Jobs oversaw. That's no mean feat. On the creative side, of course, I think you're right.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:33 AM (JPA8o)


Hmmm. I guess this is the Navy equivalent of the great XO who should never ever, under no circumstances ever become the CO.

To put the best spin on it.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (QzZeQ)

217 I have the 3D Blu-ray, though I've never had a 3D TV.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:35 AM (GBKbO)

Fook 3D! Fook it in its bloody arse!

*Goes apoplectic and English*

Blu-Ray.com sez I have four 3D movies. The last one I got was Mad Max: Fury Road.

Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (8btn6)

218 Joaquin Phoenix was miscast. But enough about him, I want to lick Vanessa Kirby's face all over.
Posted by: Robert

Sounds like most of the reviews I've heard for the movie. Not exactly what I'm looking to walk away with from a movie titled "Napoleon".

Posted by: Military Moron at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (JCZqz)

219 Saw the last 10 minutes of a 2021 Hallmark Christmas movie last evening. It had an Asian American woman, straight white guy and a newly in love lesbian couple. Diversity for the win. The cringe came from how they portrayed one of the lesbians. They made her into a calf eyed woman mooning over her love as the love sang a Christmas song. Good grief that's a bit too over the top even for Hallmark.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 29, 2023 11:44 AM (2NHgQ)

220 217 Fook 3D! Fook it in its bloody arse!

*Goes apoplectic and English*

Blu-Ray.com sez I have four 3D movies. The last one I got was Mad Max: Fury Road.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (8btn6)

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I bought 'em regularly for a while because I always kind of liked the effect when done well and expected to get a 3D TV.

It's been a while, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:44 AM (GBKbO)

221 Caught snippets of Throw Momma From the Train and think I will have to see the whole thing. The opening scene was hysterical.

Posted by: Pudhinhead at November 29, 2023 11:44 AM (ntk8v)

222 We had to do the steaks in a cast iron pan and it used to drive the bulls crazy.
Posted by: Henry Hill


It helps to kill them first.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (OlPWf)

223 Speaking of Jews and hostages . . .

Gerald Celente
@geraldcelente
Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (FVME7)

224 a buddy of mine had a sweet job that subsidized his car payments so he drove very nice rides...Caddy, Lincolns, etc. Every couple of years he got a new car. Then he bought a Mercedes.
Didn't realize they only hold value if the maintenance is documented.
"Who's going to pay $1200 for a damn tune-up!" He did his own upkeep. When he went to trade it in he found out they really had ways of knowing whether a 'qualified MB tech' did the work. Let's just say forging the maintenance record did not end well for him.
The damn thing basically had a blue title type reputation stuck on it from MB.

Posted by: DanMan at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (8uzBS)

225 Was disappointed that it was about some french dude and not a high schooler with red hair and awesome bo-staff and dance moves.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (OlPWf)

Now there's a movie people either love or hate.

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (MNhXM)

226 71 >>Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E

Michigan going Solar...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The Party of Science.
Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (hsDZG)

As long as she is making wishes could she just add "For Freeeeeeeeeee" to the end of the order.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (eggM4)

227 Maybe the 4 hour cut will address some of those issues.

I still remember the interview where Ridley Scott said his 4 hour cut of Exodus: Gods and Kings was the best movie he'd ever made, but there's never been a hint of a release of that to the public.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celeb

She Hobbit and I said exactly this after we saw it. The Directors Cut of Kingdom if Heaven is PHENOMENAL.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 11:46 AM (CIS44)

228 Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (FVME7)

Okay.. How about enemy combatants

Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:46 AM (bs+z0)

229 “Doctor Who” Has Regenerated Into a Woke Nightmare

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Just rename it Doctor Why.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:46 AM (FVME7)

230 A waste of money paying Willem Dafoe to play Deja Thoris. It was CGI, anybody could have played that part. That's one of the reasons it lost money.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 29, 2023 11:46 AM (88TCk)

231 I like my steaks roasted over the open flame of burning railroad ties
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Should be:
I like democrats like I like my steak. Roasting over burning railroad ties.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:47 AM (OlPWf)

232 >>Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages

I won't cause they aren't.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2023 11:47 AM (ZLI7S)

233 I've never been impressed with "German Engineering". If it can be over engineered, it WILL be over engineered.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2023 11:47 AM (pohLc)

234 " Then the solar panels are maybe 20% efficient."

AltE has solar panels for $0.25/Watt ... so just buy more panels? The "20% is a little misleading ... that is % of total "power" from the sun, but a 400W panel will still produce 400 watts in full sun.

A lot of solar stuff is still getting cheaper and better, but still silly to get rid of coal/gas/nukes. (even more evil to have India/China others keep using real power and move all manufacturing there.)

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:48 AM (Cus5s)

235 @230 ?

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:48 AM (pIx7m)

236
Does any phone manufacturer have removable batteries anymore? I know they used to. Because I'd always buy the extended version.
Posted by: rickb223
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My cheesy 4G flip phone does, as well as a removable micro-SD memory card.

Posted by: Lipsticked Pig at November 29, 2023 11:48 AM (XeU6L)

237 Gerald Celente
@geraldcelente
Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (FVME7

So much intentional misleading in that nonsense.
And the retard knows it. Like a Michael Moore documentary in a tweet

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:48 AM (MNhXM)

238 Best burgers I ever have are the ones I make at home on the grill.
Posted by: Montec at November 29, 2023 11:30 AM (Rg4GQ)

You fergot to include yer address !

Posted by: JT at November 29, 2023 11:48 AM (T4tVD)

239 Potential Headline: Dick Beaten!
A judge has disagreed with the DOJ and has required the government to produce the emails of Tranny Dick Levine in a case in Alabama. The feds started the litigation by attempting to stop Alabama's law against castration of minors. The state of Alabama wants to have a look at the Tranny in Chief's emails, but it turns out the government doesn't like it when litigation is used against them.

Posted by: Wally at November 29, 2023 11:48 AM (hqVaF)

240 >> I've never been impressed with "German Engineering". If it can be over engineered, it WILL be over engineered.


I will forever be impressed with their ability to introduce 1 fastener that requires a proprietary tool to remove.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:49 AM (hsDZG)

241 226 71 >>Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E

Michigan going Solar.


As long as they're at it, they ought to repeal the law of gravity. Think how much energy we waste dragging things around this planet...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 29, 2023 11:49 AM (88TCk)

242 Good post Joe. In my engineering-intensive industry we’ve been standing on the shoulders of previous generations giants …. All that know how is pretty much retired. Replacements aren’t up to snuff… engineering culture of excellence had been slowly decaying for years but decay rapidly accelerated during covid due to WFH. Engineering complex systems is highly collaborative and Zoom and Teams (while the useful in some ways) just don’t cut it. Now everyone feels entitled to lounge in PJs from home and “work”… productivity is in the toilet and quality of work products also….. I’m sometimes surprised our HW and SW actually work!

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at November 29, 2023 11:49 AM (F2dmq)

243
“Doctor Who” Has Regenerated Into a Woke Nightmare

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Just rename it Doctor Why.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here


Doctor Who Cares?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2023 11:50 AM (xG4kz)

244 I've never been impressed with "German Engineering". If it can be over engineered, it WILL be over engineered.

Tiger 2 tanks enter the discussion.

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:50 AM (MNhXM)

245 Cat roasted over railroad ties? We ate ours alive and raw and were glad for it. Then we chewed green pine cones for dessert.

Posted by: Eromero at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (NxC5+)

246 Potential Headline: Dick Beaten!
A judge has disagreed with the DOJ and has required the government to produce the emails of Tranny Dick Levine in a case in Alabama. The feds started the litigation by attempting to stop Alabama's law against castration of minors. The state of Alabama wants to have a look at the Tranny in Chief's emails, but it turns out the government doesn't like it when litigation is used against them.
Posted by: Wally

We need shit tons more of this.

So it won't happen.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (R4t5M)

247 Jobs was such a stickler for perfection that it was months before an OS got a x.1 revision.

Now, we are only 2 months in to ios 17, and it is already 17.1.1.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (pnDfv)

248 Fook 3D! Fook it in its bloody arse!

*Goes apoplectic and English*

Blu-Ray.com sez I have four 3D movies. The last one I got was Mad Max: Fury Road.
Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 11:43 AM (8btn6)

==========

I bought 'em regularly for a while because I always kind of liked the effect when done well and expected to get a 3D TV.

It's been a while, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 11:44 AM (GBKbO)


The big problem with 3D at home is that your screen has to be YUGE for more than one person sitting exactly in front of the screen's exact center at the perfect height to get a decent 3D effect and no splitting headaches.

It was doomed to fail. That said 3D "Drive Angry" with Nick Cage is hellafun!

Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (QzZeQ)

249 Joaquin Phoenix was miscast. But enough about him, I want to lick Vanessa Kirby's face all over.
Posted by: Robert

I had to look a bit for good pics of her.
https://tinyurl.com/yvah65ww

She's one of those girls that can wildly change appearance with clothing, hair and makeup. Attractive, certainly, although not the most beautiful Hollywood has to offer.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (JCZqz)

250 LenNeal - about being "instructional" vs "entertainming" - watch "Sullivan's Travels" (1941) by Preston Sturgis. What you have just written is the underlying theme of the entire film
(Yes it's very meta for a film about how you don't need a big message actually has a big message)
And Sullivan's Travels has had a revival of interest recently because of the Coen Brothers. In it, a director (Joel McCrea) travels the south looking for inspiration for the Great American Movie about the Depression that he wants to make. He drops the idea when he realizes people want entertainment, not lectures.

The movie he keeps talking about making (in 1941) was to be called "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (dE511)

251 243
“Doctor Who” Has Regenerated Into a Woke Nightmare

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Just rename it Doctor Why.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here

Doctor Who Cares?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2023 11:50 AM (xG4kz)
____________

Doctor Poo

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 11:52 AM (iFTx/)

252 240 >> I've never been impressed with "German Engineering". If it can be over engineered, it WILL be over engineered.


I will forever be impressed with their ability to introduce 1 fastener that requires a proprietary tool to remove.
Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:49 AM (hsDZG)
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I remember being on cloud 9 after I bought my first set of security screw bits. At work we had several rack servers that were mounted with those and I always had to borrow them from someone else.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:52 AM (pIx7m)

253 The same applies to countries, civilizations even.

Posted by: Zek at November 29, 2023 11:52 AM (5FPX4)

254 Proprietary Tool would be a great name for a band.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (ZLI7S)

255 Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (FVME7)

Okay.. How about enemy combatants
Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:46 AM

How about fucking saavage terrorists?

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (4p0Xq)

256 >>>Now everyone feels entitled to lounge in PJs from home and “work”… productivity is in the toilet and quality of work products also….. I’m sometimes surprised our HW and SW actually work!

Posted by: LinusVanPelt
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Musk sent out a memo.
If you want to work from home find some place else to not work.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (QOUZy)

257 Also, the Krauts suck at electrons.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (pohLc)

258 249

I had to look a bit for good pics of her.
https://tinyurl.com/yvah65ww

She's one of those girls that can wildly change appearance with clothing, hair and makeup. Attractive, certainly, although not the most beautiful Hollywood has to offer.
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (JCZqz)
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Ah, did you too feel cheated by the hype after looking her up?

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (pIx7m)

259 I guess they thought since Phoenix did a good job as Commodus he would make a good Napoleon.

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (MNhXM)

260
AltE has solar panels for $0.25/Watt ... so just buy more panels? The "20% is a little misleading ... that is % of total "power" from the sun, but a 400W panel will still produce 400 watts in full sun.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:48 AM


I bought a 400 watt portable eight foot panel back in August. I *may* have hit 400 watts once in the months since. Last week on a perfectly blue cloudless sky it was producing 200 watts. The only time it got that close to 400 was after a torrential rainfall washed all the shit out of the air. Was it all the crap from the Canadian wildfires? I suspect to some degree. I think a lot of Ohio's coal fired exhaust settles in this corner of PA too.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (enJYY)

261 My leaf-raking offer of 25 cents a bag is still open.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
_______________________

Cool,, I just got a new rake! I'll be right over!

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (X4yCj)

262 >>Proprietary Tool would be a great name for a band.

I'll take Punk Band Names for $1000, Alex.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:54 AM (hsDZG)

263
"Michigan going Solar...
Good luck in the Winter"


I want all the denizens of the Upper Peninsula to
get up,
go outdoors,
turn their backs toward Lansing,
drop their drawers to moon Gretchen, and
yell, "Hey! Gretch! Kiss our asses!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2023 11:54 AM (xG4kz)

264 Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country.

That is 10,000 square miles of solar panels.

And he talks as if that is 1-easy, and 2-practical.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 11:55 AM (pnDfv)

265 I had to look a bit for good pics of her.
https://tinyurl.com/yvah65ww

She's one of those girls that can wildly change appearance with clothing, hair and makeup. Attractive, certainly, although not the most beautiful Hollywood has to offer.
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM

Looks like a dude. No thanks.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:55 AM (4p0Xq)

266 Ah, did you too feel cheated by the hype after looking her up?
Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert

Yes. Ironic, isn't it.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 29, 2023 11:55 AM (JCZqz)

267 BREAKING: Seth Rich's Laptop to Be Turned Over by FBI, Judge Rules

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:55 AM (T+NYz)

268 She's one of those girls that can wildly change appearance with clothing, hair and makeup. Attractive, certainly, although not the most beautiful Hollywood has to offer.
Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 29, 2023 11:51 AM (JCZqz)
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I liked her as the White Widow in the recent Mission: Impossible movies.

Will be seeing "Napoleon" later today.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at November 29, 2023 11:55 AM (ScR16)

269 Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country.

If there are only 500K people or so it gets much easier.

Posted by: The WEF at November 29, 2023 11:56 AM (XqcwY)

270 Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (FVME7)

Okay.. How about enemy combatants
Posted by: It's me donna at November 29, 2023 11:46 AM

How about fucking saavage terrorists?
Posted by: Minnfidel at November 29, 2023 11:53 AM (4p0Xq)


Collateral damage

Posted by: Diogenes at November 29, 2023 11:56 AM (uSHSS)

271 Now, we are only 2 months in to ios 17, and it is already 17.1.1.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Because 17.0 blows goats ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 11:56 AM (OlPWf)

272 Disney Awarded Defense Contract After Producing More Bombs Than Lockheed Martin. LOL!

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:56 AM (T+NYz)

273 >>Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country.


In a theoretical vacuum, sure.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 11:56 AM (hsDZG)

274 For every coal power plant US closes, China/India builds two or three. (I just made those numbers up, sounds right). And their plants belch out all the dirtiest Real Pollution, unlike US clean coal plants with the scrubbers.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:56 AM (Cus5s)

275 @264 And jist like windmills they would require year round maintenance to stay efficient.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (pIx7m)

276 Looks like a dude. No thanks.
Posted by: Minnfidel

Lol...if you notice the bulge and my nic, you'd know that wasn't really Vanessa Kirby, and was a dude.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (JCZqz)

277 if you're going to introduce a new universe of character you don't have one hour of set up then another intro

Posted by: no 6 at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (PXvVL)

278 Gretchen the retard should just sign a law forbidding the laws of thermodynamics. Problem solved!

Posted by: Angzarr the Cromulent at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (XMwZJ)

279 178 Personality" hires . . . if a company is hiring otherwise useless THOTs just to amuse the productive employees, why not just dispense with the charade and hire actual whores? That'll certainly boost productivity more than some annoying retard playing with employee's hair.


A mid-morning hummer WOULD increase productivity.


particularly agile whores would definitely put the standup in the daily standup

Posted by: anachronda at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (v3pYe)

280 "Michigan going Solar"


So they going to use that to power their heat pumps in the winter? This is fail on multiple levels.

Posted by: Ripley at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (JojsZ)

281 https://tinyurl.com/yvah65ww

She's one of those girls that can wildly change appearance with clothing, hair and makeup. Attractive, certainly, although not the most beautiful Hollywood has to offer.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar
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Ruff

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (QOUZy)

282 The most ridiculous thing about Whitmers green dream is that Germany already tried exactly that , with similar winter weather, and they have failed miserably. They're now reopening coal mines just to keep from freezing to death.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2023 11:57 AM (dE511)

283 Gerald Celente, low end futurist scammer,

Posted by: no 6 at November 29, 2023 11:58 AM (PXvVL)

284 Doctor Who Cares?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

Doctor Da Fuq

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:58 AM (FVME7)

285 183 I think the Disney brass will have to considerably up their storytelling game prior to the next stockholders' meeting.
Posted by: Paco at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (njExo)

Strangely enough, DIS stock has done surprisingly well since the last quaterterly meeting. Could be Peltz, or optimism on Iger's 'plan' for the company. I'm betting on a decline, however, and so far I'm not making money on it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:59 AM (JPA8o)

286 @282 So "But, but, that's how they do it Europe!" don't fly in this case?

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 29, 2023 11:59 AM (pIx7m)

287 "BREAKING: Seth Rich's Laptop to Be Turned Over by FBI, Judge Rules"

"But first, they will wipe me, like with a cloth" The Laptop

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 11:59 AM (Cus5s)

288 Did you guys notice good little nazi Gretchen has endorsed Jewish genocide?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2023 11:59 AM (pohLc)

289 "Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country."

Storage batteries will take up most of the rest of the country.

Posted by: Ripley at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (JojsZ)

290 Doctor Who Cares?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

Doctor Who's the girl-boss that will humiliate me this episode?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (JCZqz)

291 275 @264 And jist like windmills they would require year round maintenance to stay efficient.

'round here, there was a point at which the radio ads for installation of solar panels turned into radio ads for a service to scrape the bird shit off your solar panels.

Posted by: anachronda at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (v3pYe)

292 The show has become "Dr. Who Cares?".

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (dE511)

293 Shorting Disney will be a good play, going forward from this point.

Any recent uptick is a dead cat bounce.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (hsDZG)

294 Because 17.0 blows goats ass.
Posted by: rickb223

I never let mine upgrade. I think I am on 14.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (pnDfv)

295 Lol beat me to it

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (dE511)

296 "Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages"


I won't. I will call them goat fucking savages just as I usually do.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (cRrcX)

297 Tarl Cabot > John Carter

Posted by: John Norman at November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (xttsV)

298 Lawrence Talbot > Tarl Cabot > John Carter

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at November 29, 2023 12:01 PM (ScR16)

299 Dr Who was always super gay.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:01 PM (hsDZG)

300 Don't click before you check the nic.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeping Vibe Influencer - Follow me for more tips! at November 29, 2023 12:01 PM (PiwSw)

301 Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country.

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Build it over Chicago and we'll talk.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:02 PM (FVME7)

302
and then there's Apple

whose thing was innovation

now what?
Posted by: BlackOrchid


Tim Cook is set to release Apple's latest and greatest product, the iEnema!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2023 12:02 PM (xG4kz)

303 Greta is just a trained capuchin on a lead who dances for her organ grinder whenever the music starts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2023 12:02 PM (dE511)

304 I have/had no opinion about Rosalyn Carter, unlike her husband, good person I suppose but the sudden sycophancy and glorification of her life "dedicated to serving other" (heard that about 100 times past few days) is sickening. At least 90% of this country never gave her a single thought in the past 30 years. Not to mention all the Dems sudden embrace of God and religion for her funeral. This just does not reflect reality.

Posted by: Ripley at November 29

There's something that can bug me. I know lots of people who love serving others. My late wife was always available to help people. But she wasn't a "public servant " . Just a personal thing.

Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd at November 29, 2023 12:02 PM (p3DMa)

305 Windmills do make super cool U-Tube vids, when they lock up, catch fire, and explode.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2023 12:03 PM (pohLc)

306 300 Don't click before you check the nic.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeping Vibe Influencer

Apparently my "girl" was a little too subtle today. The giant bulge wasn't obvious enough.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at November 29, 2023 12:03 PM (JCZqz)

307 247 Jobs was such a stickler for perfection that it was months before an OS got a x.1 revision.

Now, we are only 2 months in to ios 17, and it is already 17.1.1.


i blame agile, which may be a great way to build termite mounds, but not so great for software.

Posted by: anachronda at November 29, 2023 12:03 PM (v3pYe)

308 Don't click before you check the nic.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeping Vibe Influencer - Follow me for more tips! at November 29, 2023 12:01 PM (PiwSw)

If the van’s a rock in’ don’t go knocking!! — Obligatory Seinfeld reference

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at November 29, 2023 12:04 PM (F2dmq)

309
Gerald Celente
@geraldcelente
Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages


Gerald Celente (born November 29, 1946) is an American trend forecaster, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant and author who makes predictions about the global financial markets and other important events.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2023 12:04 PM (63Dwl)

310
Doctor Who Bitch Is Dis

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2023 12:05 PM (xG4kz)

311 Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country.



Did he figure in line loss to Seattle or Key West from whichever central US location the put the panels up at? How large is the battery bank for overnight usage?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 12:05 PM (OlPWf)

312 "I never let mine upgrade. I think I am on 14." Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

My nephew is in network security ... he says the updates are very critical for security. Nephew says he felt kinda bad when one boss fired most of his tech team when he exposed they were not doing adequate maintenance on the update stuff, leaving their software vulnerable.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 12:05 PM (Cus5s)

313 Iger closed the deal on Pixar (which Eisner couldn't - Jobs hated him), which revitalized the animation division, and he closed the deal on Marvel as well. DIS stock did even better under Iger. Until it didn't, of course. Iger went back when he didn't have to. He should have just moved on.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 11:17 AM (JPA8o)

I'm going to say it: Pixar animation sucks. The style is very off-putting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (0MYde)

314 Rosalyn Carter, a president's wife, played her role like a lady - regardless her personality. And deserves to be buried with respect.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (QOUZy)

315 Dr Who was always super gay.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:01 PM (hsDZG)

Never knew the Guy On First was a Doctor !

Posted by: JT at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (T4tVD)

316 I've never been impressed with "German Engineering". If it can be over engineered, it WILL be over engineered.

Tiger 2 tanks enter the discussion.

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 11:50 AM (MNhXM)

Along with gas mask cases.

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (gmo/4)

317 “Hunger Games” Prequel, Starring “Snow White” Actress Rachel Zegler, Flops Opening Weekend

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Oh no! Rachel just can't buy a break!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (FVME7)

318 Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country.

Yeah....how's Hyperloop doing, Elon? I think I'll trust others when it comes to tech, energy and physics.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 29, 2023 12:07 PM (JCZqz)

319 Iger closed the deal on Pixar (which Eisner couldn't - Jobs hated him), which revitalized the animation division, and he closed the deal on Marvel as well. DIS stock did even better under Iger. Until it didn't, of course. Iger went back when he didn't have to. He should have just moved on.
Posted by: Darrell Harris a

Iger bought things an ran out any creators worth a damn.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 12:07 PM (CIS44)

320 May Hamas be moved to Oakland.

https://tinyurl.com/2w67bv3a

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 29, 2023 12:07 PM (lwOKI)

321 300 Don't click before you check the nic.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeping Vibe Influencer - Follow me for more tips! at November 29, 2023 12:01 PM (PiwSw)

Holy Cow, you're right. I expected that from Zombie, but I should have checked Ackbar's before realizing that it was...a trap.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2023 12:07 PM (JPA8o)

322 314 Rosalyn Carter, a president's wife, played her role like a lady - regardless her personality. And deserves to be buried with respect.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (QOUZy)

Agree, and I fucking hated Jimmah.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2023 12:07 PM (pohLc)

323 >>Rosalyn Carter, a president's wife, played her role like a lady - regardless her personality. And deserves to be buried with respect.


No matter who she was or what she did, it doesn't make Jimmeh less of a Piece of Shit.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (hsDZG)

324 "Musk said in an interview that it would "only" take a 100x100 mile area of solar panels to power the entire country."

Storage batteries will take up most of the rest of the country.
Posted by: Ripley


Every business that stores perishables, i.e., Sam's and Costco and every restaurant nedds 240v or 480v refrigeration and freezer 24/7/365 without fail.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (OlPWf)

325 Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro Wants Investigation Into Warner Bros. Discovery for Sudden Cancelation of “Coyote vs. Acme”

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Yeah, what da fuq?!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (FVME7)

326 Oh no! Rachel just can't buy a break!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here

That's a little extreme...I'd throw her the bone if she brought me out to dinner and left me a couple hundred bucks after.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (JCZqz)

327 There is no way to save Disney. It is a dead corp just doesn't know it.

The diversity rot that seeped in over 15-20 years has metastasized. They will never get rid of enough "feminists" and minorities to make good product. The rot is just too deep and ingrained. Shit Kathleen Kennedy is still there.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (17s+e)

328 Iger bought things an ran out any creators worth a damn.
Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 12:07 PM (CIS44)
++++
There was a lag, but eventually, yeah.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (d04cU)

329 Greetings! I've read that the output of solar panels are rated according to ideal conditions. Those would be clear skies, with the sun rays hitting the panels at a 90 degree angle while located at the equator. Vary from any of those conditions and you get whatever you get.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (MeG8a)

330 I've read some of the posts on other sites about 'offgriding.' People who want to be isolated and independent of the local utilities for whatever reasons. Power requirements and the ability to get by with wind and/or solar are THE primary point of discussion.

From what I can gather, you'd have to be willing to live like it's 1823, not 2023. To be truly 'off-the-grid.'

But by all means, we should do that sort of thing nationally.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2023 12:09 PM (Q4IgG)

331 No matter who she was or what she did, it doesn't make Jimmeh less of a Piece of Shit.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:08 PM (hsDZG)

Totally agree.

Also, the pictures of Jimmy in the wheel chair = Captain Pike vibes.


Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 12:09 PM (gmo/4)

332 Also, the pictures of Jimmy in the wheel chair = Captain Pike vibes.

Posted by: Archer

And he still looked more healthy and coherent than our current President!

Posted by: Moron Analyst at November 29, 2023 12:10 PM (JCZqz)

333 317 “Hunger Games” Prequel, Starring “Snow White” Actress Rachel Zegler, Flops Opening Weekend

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Oh no! Rachel just can't buy a break!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (FVME7)

=========

It didn't flop.

Heck, it's doing well enough to have won the second weekend in the face of two new major movies (Napoleon and Wish).

It underperformed compared to the previous entries of a series that hasn't been in the public consciousness for a decade, though. It was made relatively cheaply at $100 million or so, so the film's going to make a profit and Lionsgate happy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 12:10 PM (GBKbO)

334 >> Power requirements and the ability to get by with wind and/or solar are THE primary point of discussion.


Furnace/Boiler is the only way to do it well. You will still need solar and or wind...but, you have to have the ability to burn something for Heat.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:10 PM (hsDZG)

335 I don't know if it was here or somewhere else that I read about President Carter's
visit to Greece. Ambassador was put in by the previous administration. Ambassador'a wife put together a nice itinerary for Mrs Carter. Not once, according to author, did Mrs Carter smile, say thank you, and barely acknowledged the ambassador's wife.
Based on things I've heard from those who would know, I'm not surprised.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 29, 2023 12:10 PM (uSHSS)

336 And he still looked more healthy and coherent than our current President!
Posted by: Moron Analyst at No

Pants load probably equal though.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 12:10 PM (CIS44)

337 The re-writing of history when the peanut farmer croaks will be epic.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 12:11 PM (R4t5M)

338 It underperformed compared to the previous entries of a series that hasn't been in the public consciousness for a decade, though. It was made relatively cheaply at $100 million or so, so the film's going to make a profit and Lionsgate happy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, cele

Believe it had the lowest 2nd weekend drop of the series too. I would have gone to seen it if snow beige wasnt in it.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 12:11 PM (CIS44)

339 “Hunger Games” Prequel, Starring “Snow White” Actress Rachel Zegler, Flops Opening Weekend

-
Oh no! Rachel just can't buy a break!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here
===

It's because she is not being supported enough. Also those damn White men, hoarders, and wreckers.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 29, 2023 12:11 PM (17s+e)

340 337 The re-writing of history when the peanut farmer croaks will be epic.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 12:11 PM (R4t5M)

=========

That one Simpsons episode will become verboten.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (GBKbO)

341 BREAKING: Seth Rich's Laptop to Be Turned Over by FBI, Judge Rules


FBI agent walks into court carrying laptop. Drops it on the floor.
Agent: "Whoops!"
Judge: "Whoopsie!"

Posted by: Chuck C at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (xttsV)

342 >>The re-writing of history when the peanut farmer croaks will be epic.


Instead of Doves, they should release White Rabbits.

Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (hsDZG)

343 That's about it. But, to be fair, that's everyone in the cellphone biz now.

Nothing really new except "AI" by which they apparently mean an annoying digital Karen which sits in your pocket trying to control your actions and squealing on you to Your Betters.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 29, 2023 11:25 AM (QzZeQ)

The open-source community really needs to get off its butt, and develop a simple Blackberry-like device with a keyboard, and no touch screen, running an open-source OS without all the evil cruft found in Android and IOS.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (0MYde)

344 312 "I never let mine upgrade. I think I am on 14." Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

My nephew is in network security ... he says the updates are very critical for security. Nephew says he felt kinda bad when one boss fired most of his tech team when he exposed they were not doing adequate maintenance on the update stuff, leaving their software vulnerable.

Posted by: illiniwek
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All they do is give you new emojis, rearrange things that are already there, and change your settings. No thanks.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (QOUZy)

345 338 Believe it had the lowest 2nd weekend drop of the series too. I would have gone to seen it if snow beige wasnt in it.
Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 12:11 PM (CIS44)

========

I read the book out of curiosity. It was awful. Just complete dreck.

I've heard the movie is better, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (GBKbO)

346 Instead of Doves, they should release White Rabbits.
Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (hsDZG)


I'm thinking thread winner.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (uSHSS)

347
There's something that can bug me. I know lots of people who love serving others. My late wife was always available to help people. But she wasn't a "public servant " . Just a personal thing.
Posted by: That Northernlurker what lurkd


Servant leaders often have internal and private reasons for doing what they do -- the validation of others is a distractor, not a motivator.

Those who lack the idea of service outside of self offer their "recognition" only by sychophantic public worship and praise for servant leaders, but they neither understand them nor truly admire them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (xG4kz)

348 Seattle Antifa Wages Jihad Against Starbucks Reserve Roastery

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That's a shame.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (FVME7)

349 Instead of Doves, they should release White Rabbits.
Posted by: garrett

Hand out oars.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (R4t5M)

350 Places marker. I give the peanut farmer 3 months now.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (Vhbev)

351 Instead of Doves, they should release White Rabbits.
Posted by: garrett at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (hsDZG)

To be fair, that was a scary looking rabbit. I would have attacked it with an oar too.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (mj0Qp)

352 "My Daemon" is basically "a boy and his dog." Do a boy meets girl love story, poof PROFIT! Family/Person struggles through hard times or adversity to emerge triumphant.

Want to appeal to the next generation of beer drinkers? Bud light IPA. Not Bud light transvestite that hates sports. The trans part wasn't even bad. It's just the calling your customers ignorant twats part people were offended by.

Posted by: SmileyGG at November 29, 2023 12:14 PM (No16X)

353 >>>No matter who she was or what she did, it doesn't make Jimmeh less of a Piece of Shit.

Posted by: garrett
===

We're not burying Jimmy.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 12:14 PM (QOUZy)

354 I think maybe I'll buy a share of Disney stock and hang it on the wall next to my Packard Motor Car and W. T. Grant Dept. store certificates.

Posted by: Paco at November 29, 2023 12:14 PM (njExo)

355 I read the book out of curiosity. It was awful. Just complete dreck.

I've heard the movie is better, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating a

I thought it was .... fine. Trying to make me care about Snow was laughable. If I read a series I read it all. My least fav of the series by a long shot. for sure.

Posted by: BruceWayne at November 29, 2023 12:14 PM (CIS44)

356 " Those would be clear skies, with the sun rays hitting the panels at a 90 degree angle while located at the equator. Vary from any of those conditions and you get whatever you get." Posted by: gourmand du jour

But I think those estimates (like MI getting 4 hours per day on average) include that info. They of course get more than 4 hours of some kind of sun, but 4 hours total "full sun", where the 20% early morning makes up for the 80% later morning..

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 12:15 PM (Cus5s)

357 My nephew is in network security ... he says the updates are very critical for security. Nephew says he felt kinda bad when one boss fired most of his tech team when he exposed they were not doing adequate maintenance on the update stuff, leaving their software vulnerable.

IT worker here. Your nephew is right about how critical those updates are. And he shouldn't feel bad about getting those guys tossed. The bad guys are counting on those updates not getting installed, so in essence they were helping the wrong side.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at November 29, 2023 12:15 PM (Bd6X8)

358 340 337 The re-writing of history when the peanut farmer croaks will be epic.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 12:11 PM (R4t5M)

=========

That one Simpsons episode will become verboten.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 12:12 PM (GBKbO)

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

"He's history's greatest monster!"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2023 12:16 PM (F4bAW)

359
From what I can gather, you'd have to be willing to live like it's 1823, not 2023. To be truly 'off-the-grid.'

But by all means, we should do that sort of thing nationally.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2023 12:09 PM


Maybe 1923 is realistic. Electric lights, BUT coal fired furnace in basement, ice truck making deliveries for refrigerator, hand cranked washing machine, clothesline for drying clothes. Maybe a small electric radio for entertainment.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 29, 2023 12:16 PM (enJYY)

360 Furnace/Boiler is the only way to do it well. You will still need solar and or wind..

.but, you have to have the ability to burn something for Heat.
Posted by: garrett


Democrats.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 12:16 PM (OlPWf)

361 "Rabbits?!"

Suddenly Jimmy Carter is up and running.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 29, 2023 12:16 PM (MeJZi)

362 Rabbits?!"

Suddenly Jimmy Carter is up and running.
Posted by: Anna Puma at November 29, 2023 12:16 PM (MeJZi)


It's a Miracle!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 29, 2023 12:17 PM (uSHSS)

363 Places marker. I give the peanut farmer 3 months now.
Posted by: Ben Had

Got you down for *looks at calendar* March 1.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 12:17 PM (R4t5M)

364 The beatings will continue until morale improves!

Biden Admin Poised to Force Every Recipient of Federal Grants Into Transgender Policies

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:17 PM (FVME7)

365 Btw, for a hilarious read on Jimmy Carter and his administration, see if you can find a copy of R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr's Public Nuisances (1979).

Posted by: Paco at November 29, 2023 12:17 PM (njExo)

366 317 “Hunger Games” Prequel, Starring “Snow White” Actress Rachel Zegler, Flops Opening Weekend

-
Oh no! Rachel just can't buy a break!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (FVME7)
_______

I hope that in 5 years this loathsome twat is sucking off truckers for $20 at rest stops. I mean that in the nicest way.

Posted by: Elric Blade at November 29, 2023 12:18 PM (iFTx/)

367 Furnace/Boiler is the only way to do it well. You will still need solar and or wind..

.but, you have to have the ability to burn something for Heat.
Posted by: garrett


Democrats.

Posted by: rickb223
==

But the horrible smell!!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 29, 2023 12:18 PM (17s+e)

368 MI goes full on Nuke? Great! Nuke power (fusion) is very clean. Cleaner than solar and wind when you factor in development and manufacturing and disposal.

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 11:31 AM (gmo/4)

Too bad working fusion reactors don't exist yet. Other than that big yellow one in the sky. But fission works just fine, and the amount of waste generated is truly minuscule, and readily disposed of safely.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2023 12:18 PM (0MYde)

369 Instead of Doves, they should release White Rabbits.
Posted by: garrett


The correct count is three. Only to two as long as you proceed to three. Four is right out.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 12:18 PM (OlPWf)

370 I've been upset and disappointed with Hollywood ever since I found out that both Perry Mason and Robert T. Ironside were played by closeted gay men.

Posted by: Slow on the Uptake at November 29, 2023 12:18 PM (83IzV)

371 Ever since Carter entered hospice care ten months ago there has already been an effort to rehabilitate his reputation.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 29, 2023 12:18 PM (MeJZi)

372 Mercedes had the rep for decades as *the* solid, reliable German make. And they were -- until the late '80s or early '90s. Their vehicles are now so complex and expensive that even a minor repair costs $$$; and they've gone in on the EV craze too.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
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Spoof on the Mercedes 'AA Class' , there's a lead-in time-waster ad: https://tinyurl.com/y7qpm9nb

Posted by: Lipsticked Pig at November 29, 2023 12:18 PM (XeU6L)

373 https://is.gd/i3fYti

Ample underboob wins everytime!

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 29, 2023 12:19 PM (K6vwr)

374 "All they do is give you new emojis, rearrange things that are already there, and change your settings. No thanks."
Posted by: Braenyard

I can only guess there are occasions when something more critical is updated. But yeah, it does seem they grind my hard drive more than necessary on their daily updates ... probably loading the latest ads.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2023 12:19 PM (Cus5s)

375 Places marker. I give the peanut farmer 3 months now.
Posted by: Ben Had

Got you down for *looks at calendar* March 1.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


100 quatloos on February 29th.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 29, 2023 12:19 PM (OlPWf)

376 I hope that in 5 years this loathsome twat is sucking off truckers for $20 at rest stops. I mean that in the nicest way.

I'm glad you clarified that with "nicest way." For a moment I thought you really hated truckers for some reason.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at November 29, 2023 12:19 PM (Bd6X8)

377 @359

>>Maybe 1923 is realistic. Electric lights, BUT coal fired furnace in basement, ice truck making deliveries for refrigerator, hand cranked washing machine, clothesline for drying clothes. Maybe a small electric radio for entertainment.

You'd also have to shed about 230 million people to make that work.

I think the maniacs in charge are trying to fix that glitch.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at November 29, 2023 12:19 PM (XV/Pl)

378
The re-writing of history when the peanut farmer croaks will be epic.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner


"The long waits in line to refuel their vehicles brought people closer together to share their stories and instilled in them a superior sense of shared sacrifice, qualities sorely missing in this more jaded and selfish era.

"Sadly, one of that era's best ideas -- even and odd days for purchasing fuel -- was never brought to its fullest potential by being adopted for polling days -- Rs on Election Day and Ds on the following day."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 29, 2023 12:20 PM (xG4kz)

379 Ever since Carter entered hospice care ten months ago there has already been an effort to rehabilitate his reputation.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Not much discussion of the Misery Index...or the Hostage disaster.

Posted by: Lipsticked Pig at November 29, 2023 12:20 PM (XeU6L)

380 Those would be clear skies, with the sun rays hitting the panels at a 90 degree angle while located at the equator.

-
They need sunshine
On a cloudy day
When it's cold outside
They need the month of May

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:20 PM (FVME7)

381 Biden Admin Poised to Force Every Recipient of Federal Grants Into Transgender Policies
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:17 PM (FVME7)

What does that mean, if you get on food stamps you gotta get yer dick chopped off?

Guess that's one way to reduce dependency.

Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 12:20 PM (zKJ8L)

382 Jimmah coined the phrase National Malaise. Actually, it was a description of his presidency.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2023 12:20 PM (pohLc)

383 I begin to think that corporation as a capital raising framework, and the necessary ‘representative democracy’ aspect of corporate governance (where the incentives to the reprentive and to a lesser extent the ‘share holders’ don’t reflect the benefit of the consumer) was a bad fork in the road.

I’d much prefer a robber Barron / sole proprietorship (with corresponding fiscal accountability, no shielding assets from bankruptcy). More Elon, less Buffet.

Posted by: Legion of Boom at November 29, 2023 12:20 PM (jci1X)

384 A house just down the hill from us put in a huge solar array last week. It covers the entire roof, with a little cutout for an existing skylight. It sits on a robust steel frame tilted at what looks like a 45 degree angle. Comprised of more than 20 panels. I'm curious as to what their output will be, we sit in fog most of the time.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 29, 2023 12:21 PM (MeG8a)

385 You'd also have to shed about 230 million people to make that work.

-
I've got a little list.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:21 PM (FVME7)

386 >>375 Places marker. I give the peanut farmer 3 months now.
Posted by: Ben Had

Got you down for *looks at calendar* March 1.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


100 quatloos on February 29th.
Posted by: rickb223

Early December. December 12, 2023 is my bet. Bank it.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 29, 2023 12:21 PM (eYF7X)

387 I hope that in 5 years this loathsome twat is sucking off truckers for $20 at rest stops. I mean that in the nicest way.

I'm glad you clarified that with "nicest way." For a moment I thought you really hated truckers for some reason.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at November 29, 2023 12:19 PM (Bd6X

*Sheds a single tear*

Posted by: Robert at November 29, 2023 12:22 PM (zKJ8L)

388 To be fair, that was a scary looking rabbit. I would have attacked it with an oar too.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (mj0Qp)

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A better option for a rabbit of that evilness would have been the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Posted by: Just Lily at November 29, 2023 12:22 PM (eZNvo)

389 When the peanut farmer croaks, the that filthy imam comes out of the well. So we have that to deal with.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at November 29, 2023 12:22 PM (R4t5M)

390 Eight dead warriors and their families from Operation Eagle Claw pretty much know what a failure Carter was as President.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 29, 2023 12:22 PM (MeJZi)

391 Geez I wrote fusion instead of fission.


Brain dead today.

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2023 12:23 PM (gmo/4)

392 A British government-ordered inquiry says it found serious failings at hospitals where an electrician who was later convicted of murder was able to have sex with more than 100 corpses over 15 years without being detected.

.. news I can use ?
Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 11:37 AM (RHGPo)

shocking!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2023 12:23 PM (0MYde)

393 and then there's Apple

whose thing was innovation

now what?


It never was. Jobs' entire M.O. after the Apple II was to wait for someone to invent something and then fix all of the obvious stupid/wrong things.

Now they have the benefits of running on ARM64 (cool, quiet) with actual commercial software existing, which is something Microsoft is pretty envious of.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 29, 2023 12:23 PM (2ocoG)

394 nood

ace is up

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, celebrating anarchy and 50s B-movies with Joe Dante at November 29, 2023 12:23 PM (GBKbO)

395 364 The beatings will continue until morale improves!

Biden Admin Poised to Force Every Recipient of Federal Grants Into Transgender Policies
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:17 PM (FVME7)

Now do it with Immigration law.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at November 29, 2023 12:24 PM (z+89e)

396 Places marker. I give the peanut farmer 3 months now.

Wasn't Jimmy put into hospice with "weeks to live" in like February?

Posted by: Ian S. at November 29, 2023 12:24 PM (2ocoG)

397 To be fair, that was a scary looking rabbit. I would have attacked it with an oar too.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at November 29, 2023 12:13 PM (mj0Qp)


He'll do you, mate.

Posted by: Tim, Wizard at November 29, 2023 12:24 PM (gmo/4)

398 I'm curious as to what their output will be, we sit in fog most of the time.

Posted by: gourmand du jour
==

I live in foggy mornings and sunny afternoons. That leaves a dirt film on my truck within 3 days after washing it. My educated guess is that would cut efficiency down 30-50%. Another thing people don't figure on is cleaning solar cells bi-weekly to get those marketing efficiencies.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 29, 2023 12:25 PM (17s+e)

399 I hope Musk is just saying it's possible not that it needs to be done. My understanding is expansion of nuclear power is his first choice and wants that to be done .

Posted by: Drive by at November 29, 2023 12:26 PM (MNhXM)

400 rickb223, you win. 2024 is a leap year and Jimmy will be leapin on outta here .

Posted by: Ben Had at November 29, 2023 12:26 PM (Vhbev)

401 Did you guys notice good little nazi Gretchen has endorsed Jewish genocide?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 29, 2023 11:59 AM (pohLc)

One of JJ's link on this morning's Morning Report (for those who actually read it. )

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at November 29, 2023 12:26 PM (iODuv)

402 David Strom: We Are Governed By Ignorant Fools

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At this point I'd rather have ignorant fools.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 12:28 PM (FVME7)

403 There are two lines of argument against solar power in Michigan.

One runs east-west and is called the 45th Parallel.
The north-south one is Enbridge Line Five.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at November 29, 2023 12:28 PM (FCs/J)

404 Gerald Celente
@geraldcelente
Israel arrested 3,200 Palestinians since Oct. 7...but don't call them hostages
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:45 AM (FVME7)

No, not hostages. Orcs that should be gassed. But the feckless Israelis won't do what has to be done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2023 12:32 PM (0MYde)

405 From what I can gather, you'd have to be willing to live like it's 1823, not 2023. To be truly 'off-the-grid.'

But by all means, we should do that sort of thing nationally.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2023 12:09 PM (Q4IgG)


Off-Gridders go from wanting to live wholly self reliant to moderately self reliant, there is not one level. It goes from "we won't even use nails" to "1970"
I think some of it is LARPing, and a fair amount of it is a drive for anti-fragility, to counter the current system which is overly reliant on everything working the way it is supposed to, with no margin for screwup.
self reliance is not a bad thing, and it is an individual choice to what the risks and benefits are.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2023 12:36 PM (D7oie)

406 BREAKING: A Texas federal judge has ordered the FBI to disclose information on Seth Rich's personal laptop, Seth Rich's work laptop, the DVD, and the tape drive within 14 days.

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 12:37 PM (RHGPo)

407 The judge’s decision to order the FBI to disclose information is an important step towards transparency and accountability. It demonstrates the judiciary’s commitment to ensuring that the public receives accurate and complete information regarding investigations of national significance.

However, it is crucial to remember that the order does not guarantee the revelation of any specific information. The FBI will determine what information can be disclosed while adhering to legal and national security protocols.

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 12:38 PM (RHGPo)

408 Biden’s DOJ Targets Trump Supporters on Twitter – Demands List of All Users Who Retweeted, Liked, or Mentioned President Trump’s Twitter Account

Posted by: SMOD at November 29, 2023 12:40 PM (RHGPo)

409 Rosalyn Carter, a president's wife, played her role like a lady - regardless her personality. And deserves to be buried with respect.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 29, 2023 12:06 PM (QOUZy)

Respect, fine. Deification, no fucking way.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2023 12:40 PM (0MYde)

410 The anti work crowd shouts about the high pay of CEOs. However, the idea is that there is a lot of risk in directing a company and a lot of talent, knowledge, and experience is required to succeed.

Conversely, we currently have a generation of Music Men, like the play, that are selling things that customers neither want nor need. In Disney's case, it is selling a skinsuit product, movies with the soul and blood sucked out and sewn around D.I.E. and Critical Consciousness (aka Wokeness).

The reasons are unclear: they aren't scamming for money because they are losing it hand over fist. Maybe they are true believers. Maybe they fear the unwashed massivenesses (few in number, greater in weight). Maybe they just want to watch the world burn.

It is said that justice grinds slowly. Problem is, they are destroying the millstone, the water wheel, and the windmill while we wait. These CEOs are destroying companies. They need to be ejected.

Posted by: Another Anon at November 29, 2023 12:49 PM (qnDmM)

411 We're saved!

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs law requiring 100% of energy to come from clean sources by 2040E

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here at November 29, 2023 11:14 AM (FVME7)
==
Awesome - more businesses coming to Indiana filling our state's coffers while Michigan starts going broke. I am certain all the business development people in Indiana just feel like they won the lottery.

Posted by: Black JEM at November 29, 2023 01:06 PM (GZYu7)

412 thats why I love sports ... the posers lose early and often ... only the real talent survives ...

Posted by: The Dark Lord at November 29, 2023 01:48 PM (DBAaD)

413 The first generation struggles to make the business happen. the second-generation coasts on the first, and the third generation squanders the legacy. Hopefully a new generation takes over and rebuilds.

Built:
1945-1960 Walt Disney

Coasted:
1961-1971 Roy Disney

Decline:
1971–1980: Donn Tatum
1980–1983: E. Cardon Walker
1983–1984: Raymond Watson

Built:
1984–2004: Michael Eisner

Coasted:
2004–2006: George J. Mitchell
2007–2012: John E. Pepper, Jr.

Decline:
2012–present: Robert Iger

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Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
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John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
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Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
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Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
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