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"Male and Pale Is Stale:" Writers Sound Off on Writers Guild's Rules Aimed at Keeping White Writers From Getting Any Further Work

A few weeks ago, Film Threat revealed that the Writers Guild now required all members to identify their race with molecular precision, and also categorize themselves as to their exact sexuality, their exact "gender expression," their exact level of neurodivergence and mental illness, and on and on and on.

And they're requiring this to "aid in the hiring process" -- that is, when TV shows are looking for writers, they want to only hire non-white/non-straight/non-male pyrsyns, and the Writers Guild is eagerly assisting them in this racial/sexual discrimination.

Since then, white writers who are now unemployable -- and other Hollywood professionals similarly now without work due to the New Racism -- have written to Film Threat.

Anonymously, of course. If these emails are connected to anyone's public identity, they would literally never work again.

Though that might be just what Hollywood's aiming for anyway.


The only constant in entertainment is change. Industry veterans understand that dramatic pivots in the way that Hollywood does business are the only thing that can be counted upon. But recent shifts have veteran writers concerned. Part of this has to do with the WGA's requirement that new members "check boxes" to identify themselves so that this data may be used in the hiring process. A recent open letter to the Writers Guild of America, written by a WGA member, is saying out loud what so many in the industry fear to say. And that is that radical voices have taken hold in Hollywood and are more concerned with pushing ideology and messaging rather than entertaining an audience.

As a result, the money generated by the industry has seen a remarkably noticeable drop. The rise of the term "flop buster" (in response to so many films like Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny underperforming at the box office) seems to be directly related to mainstream audiences' wholesale rejection of the over-messaging they see hijacking entertainment. Not to mention the destruction of intellectual property that normally performed successfully with fans. Box office receipts for films like The Marvels, among others, have writers questioning the wisdom of pushing identity/"the message" over storytelling with a broad appeal.

The mainstream industry trades have yet to weigh in on this open letter. However, the story has resulted in a flood of emails sent to Film Threat. These correspondences paint a picture of an industry where fear of speaking out could result in one being "blacklisted" as problematic. You must adhere to this new ideology or face the prospect of unemployment forever. A phrase we heard over and over again is this: "male and pale is stale." If one were to reword this statement another way, it may result in accusations of racism. But this view is widely accepted all over Hollywood. Like a mantra, "male and pale is stale" is driving the types of films and TV shows that get made.

What industry outsiders may not understand is that Hollywood is a freelance business where work is scarce and in the current day, one must constantly demonstrate allegiance to specific ideals or face the prospect of never working. The fear is palpable and a dominant force hanging over the heads of those who wish to simply make a living working in entertainment.

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What follows are emails sent to Film Threat in response to the open letter to the WGA. Draw whatever conclusions you wish, but one thing is certain -- Hollywood is changing and many feel it may not be for the best.

Here's one of the letters:


I am a WGA member and wish to be anonymous.

My email isn't real as I don't want to accidentally give up an IP address and end up on a modern Black List.

I have a few stories that illustrate the hostility to 'non-diverse' writers that may be of interest:

1. Writers hired on comic book shows are told it's a POSITIVE that they are unfamiliar with the original comic book and not a fan of the existing IP because they want to do a "modern new take on the material relevant to today."

That explains a lot. This Nerdrotic video proves that to be true, showing one Marvel no-talent diversity hire after another that she was told not to bother reading the comic books, or admitting that she never read superhero comic books in her life. Subtext: But Marvel contacted me out of the blue and offered my $300,000 for writing something I had no interest in, appreciation for, or skill at, based entirely on whether my genitals were internal or external, so obviously I took their money and shat out She-Hulk scripts for them.

2. Writers are asked (a) Why this story today? How is it relevant politically today to the existing narrative they're pushing on our culture? and (b) Why are you the person to tell it? "Because I have talent and wrote it" is NOT a valid answer. What is a valid answer is, "Because I'm a member of this aggrieved group or class and only we can tell our own story.

This is interesting: On one hand, Hollywood now rejects any scripts that don't have a major black or gay or trans character.

On the other hand: Only blacks can write black characters, only gays can write gay characters, and only trans people can write tranny characters.

So if you don't include the "diverse" characters, your script gets rejected, and if you do include them -- it's also rejected, because "these aren't your stories to tell, White Man."

3. This leads to a "heads we win; tails you lose game" where if you don't include diverse characters, you're dinged for having an all-white/non-diverse cast -- regardless of the time or place of the story or historical accuracy -- and if you do have a diverse case (race / gender) then you are guilty of "cultural appropriation." This means that unless you are, for example, African-American, you are not allowed to tell a story about an African-American character. Or disabled or LGBTQI2+. Unless you ARE that specific subgroup, you can't write it.

That is really hilarious.

4. There's a bias toward the 'two-fer' or 'three-fer' hire -- being gay, for example, "isn't enough" now. You have to be gay / African-American / Latinx / undocumented / unhoused / differently-abled. Then, on the DEI scorecard, they have a 2x or 3x positive score for the hire.

I don't think I ever told you guys this, but I identify as a neorodiverse queer person of color. I'm 1/1028th Cherokee, you see, according to Family Lore.


5. To give you an idea of how competitive things are, for Only Murders in the Building there was word a staff position was available. This is the lowest-rung writing position. They received 450 scripts as writing samples for this ONE job. A manager told me these jobs would 'typically go to a BIPOC writer,' but the show decided not to hire anyone or to go in another direction.

5. The WGA has a diversity program where the Guild pays for the diversity hire's salary. Most of these writers aren't picked up after the 'free ride' expires. Many of these writers, hired only for diversity purposes, feel obligated to push stories that reflect the specific box they checked. So a transgender writer will be pitching stories exclusively about that experience.

Good, so we get to see more and more stories about a tiny, weird slice of the population that everyone is absolutely sick of and exhausted by.

Chris Gore now writes:

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Having people who aren't fans of the IP (Star Wars, comic books, etc.) results in a product that has no respect to the existing fans. Then, when fans complain they are insulted as "toxic."

What company would make a product that insults the consumers? It's insane.

What's also not being discussed is the antisemitism behind much of the push for 'diversity.' Jews are classified as "whites" and, thus, not a minority (despite being 2% of the population and historically victims of mistreatment and genocide). The mantra is "male and pale is stale." Out with the old order and in with the new.

Anyone who questions the new orthodoxy will, of course, be denounced as "not promoting a diverse workspace" or -- worse -- "racist."

The system encourages "crybulllies" -- those who complain of oppression as a means of moving up the ladder. Push out someone higher up the chain and move up. When John Lasseter was forced out (for allegedly unrequested hugging -- yes, HUGGING), it was asked, "Can we get a woman to run this place now?"

This creates an incentive system for complaining about slights, perceived slights, or "microaggressions," and once these are documented by HR... some 'corrective action' must be taken. Training, reprimand, and the person who complained now can't be fired, or it'd be retaliatory.

Writers rooms have historically been a freewheeling place for spitballing ideas and jokes. Now, folks are on eggshells for fear of offending DEI standards -- which are forever shifting.

Another letter:


I had a pretty great career -- with a few jobs on shows I'd rather not remember. That was right up until all this DEI stuff took over. And then I stopped getting asked to join rooms run by white showrunners. They stopped being able to hire more than one or two other writers who looked like them. My last gig was for a minority showrunner and a stellar writer -- someone who could hire me. In recent years I know I've lost gigs on shows that I would've been great for. Shows where the showrunner wanted me but where the corporate bosses nixed my hiring. The excuse is always, We needed a different "balance" in the room. Look, I get it. And I'm all for diversity in this business. But now, white guys are lucky to account for even 20 percent of a room. If that. I know that most showrunners are still white dudes. I know that. But for journeyman writers like myself, who have proven themselves on show after show, with experience running rooms, being on set, in casting and in editing -- with experience working on some of the best shows in TV, it's gotten very hard. But we're not allowed to say anything to anyone about any of this. Because of our gender and skin color. We no longer check the right boxes. It's like we're supposed to just shut up and go away. But I have a family to feed, and I'm really good at my job. If any of this got out there -- it could very easily end any hope I have to continue working in this business.

More emails at the link. Or, for you Auditory Learners, the video discussing the article, below.

Unrelated, but I want to link this somewhere:


Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 02:05 PM




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1 1sr

Posted by: GF at February 02, 2024 02:05 PM (JRriE)

2 1st!

Posted by: GF at February 02, 2024 02:05 PM (JRriE)

3 The weekend should have started, bit at least Friday is over

Posted by: Skip at February 02, 2024 02:07 PM (DFbdJ)

4 Racism is GOOD when we do it!

-The Left

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 02, 2024 02:07 PM (JMAcK)

5 I'd call it discrimination, but that would be so...obvious.

Posted by: billygoat at February 02, 2024 02:09 PM (STjUi)

6 Tlaib is built like a linebacker

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 02, 2024 02:09 PM (rfv9/)

7 That explains a lot. This Nerdrotic video proves that to be true, showing one Marvel no-talent assmaster saying that he was told not to bother reading the comic books, or admitting that she never read superhero comic books in her life. Subtext: But Marvel contacted me out of the blue and offered my $300,000 for writing something I had no interest in, appreciation for, or skill at, based entirely on whether my genitals were internal or external, so obviously I took their money and shat out She-Hulk scripts for them.

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Then how are you supposed to know how to structure one? Or feature important moments in panels?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:09 PM (GBKbO)

8 good news, i actually saw this just now:

"The Yakima Herald-Republic is hiring."

Posted by: gnats local 678 at February 02, 2024 02:09 PM (B1FKF)

9 ....so you don't have to. Thanks, Ace!

Posted by: Hokey Pokey at February 02, 2024 02:09 PM (as3uC)

10 Lurn 2 kode!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 02, 2024 02:10 PM (5kdlS)

11 Simple solution: White males should boycott all that garbage news and entertainment. Let them find out who has been funding all this nonsense.

Posted by: Eternity Matters at February 02, 2024 02:10 PM (MTm8X)

12 A few weeks ago, Film Threat revealed that the Writers Guild now required all members to identify their race with molecular precision, and also categorize themselves as to their exact sexuality, their exact "gender expression," their exact level of neurodivergence and mental illness, and on and on and on.
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I don't think that legally they can *require* you to do so.

But if you don't, you won't show up in any of the filters and thus you will get no hits for work when the database is queried.

This probably *should* be illegal because declining to provide the demographic information results in limited opportunity - which is exactly what keeping the information informal was *supposed* to prevent.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:10 PM (B2vkr)

13 * keeping the information optional, I mean.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:10 PM (B2vkr)

14 Racism. Ugly racism

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 02, 2024 02:11 PM (xcxpd)

15 >>"Male and Pale Is Stale:" Writers Sign Off on Writers Guild's Rules Aimed at Keeping White Writers From Getting Any Further Work

I'm ok with this. Because f**k them, they brought this on themselves.

I don't watch any new episodic programming and the last few movies I've seen are animated films/Japanese Films.

And they don't play this woke nonsense bullsh*t.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:11 PM (rc3Z7)

16 I’m old enough to remember when segregation was seen as bad and discrimination on the basis of race (among other things) was seen as bad.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 02, 2024 02:11 PM (7k/IG)

17 Checking my sympathy meter. Huh, (taps gauge)...whatt'ya know. Empty.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:11 PM (MGqzM)

18 The mainstream industry trades have yet to weigh in on this open letter. However, the story has resulted in a flood of emails sent to Film Threat. These correspondences paint a picture of an industry where fear of speaking out could result in one being "blacklisted" as problematic. You must adhere to this new ideology or face the prospect of unemployment forever.
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This is impossible. Only wicked Republicans like McCarthy do blacklisting!

Also, "blacklist" is racist, non-inclusive language! We are supposed to use "denylist" now!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (B2vkr)

19 It's weird to get confirmation that western white men are the most receptive, non-judgmental, imaginative, tolerant, etc. demographic in the world.

No other demographic can imagine themselves as anything other than what their skin color or pink bits involve, and they struggle to put themselves in stories if the characters aren't already them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (AIJ3L)

20 So, buying crackers, peanut butter and propane?

Posted by: Hokey Pokey at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (as3uC)

21 Friendly fire casualties behind enemy lines - make some popcorn !

Posted by: Next2Nothing at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (tA1/w)

22 well Ron Coleman said all of this is flagrantly illegal, and was illegal even before the recent Supreme court ruling, and the only thing keeping these people from being smashed with one lawsuit after another is the social fear about filing a lawsuit.

Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (KRtlO)

23 That's Cultural Marxism for you
Guess I'm out

Posted by: Skip at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (fwDg9)

24 Writers are asked (a) Why this story today? How is it relevant politically today to the existing narrative they're pushing on our culture? and (b) Why are you the person to tell it? "Because I have talent and wrote it" is NOT a valid answer. What is a valid answer is, "Because I'm a member of this aggrieved group or class and only we can tell our own story.
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So you mean to tell me that Hollywood engages in ideological gatekeeping for projects?

I shant believe it!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (B2vkr)

25 What are the odds that the bulk of the white writers and directors were all in on leftist politics and diversity until they finally got to them. My response is, f**k you. You thought it was justified that other whites or conservatives get blacked balled due to politics. Well, I hope you are good at giving handies with both hands.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2024 02:13 PM (5FnZt)

26 Possibly good in that 'normals' might resort to forms of entertainment that have stood the test of time and actually offer insight and wisdom.

Mebbe something like this thing called a 'book.'

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 02:13 PM (IG4Id)

27 No one will buy their crap. Foreign films are being made in Asia and Africa, but they are not very popular here and people don’t want them. Hollywood can make all the crap movies they want because a large group of us love to see them lose money

Posted by: Ron at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (AtKtr)

28 Within a couple years individuals are going to have the ability to produce movies and TV shows with just a computer and a heavy duty video processing card.

Won't need a single actor and can use whatever writers they please.

And shortly after, they'll likely be able to make believable new episodes of old TV shows.

When the monopoly on quality fictional entertainment has evaporated, these fuckers will see they woked themselves to their own idiotic demise. And it will be sweet.

Posted by: ... at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (acnw3)

29 So if you don't include the "diverse" characters, your script gets rejected, and if you do include them -- it's also rejected, because "these aren't your stories to tell, White Man."
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Yup. Except for the exceptions, of course - but the exceptions are old people now. I suspect that if you're a white, straight, religious male, there is no way to even get started in the industry at this point. The pipeline is going to be completely empty.

In 5-10 years, those who ticked the boxes today will be the only ones left. Hollywood may well end up having to completely start over from scratch.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (B2vkr)

30 If I understand correctly a bunch of leftwing writers will be making less money. Pity.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (8Fdcq)

31 Everyone knows the Joos run Hollywood. Why do the Joos hate us so?

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (m5P/4)

32 I shouldn't be, but I'm also amazed at the short-sightedness of this stupidity.

Push and push and push against one race* and you think it's going to just take it?

It's going to create a race war. And we'll find out a new installment of "when the Saxon began to hate".



*and sex, but that will be a different comeuppance.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (JMAcK)

33 Is the Advertisement Agencies under the same strict rules?

The DEI saturated commercials have become so absurd that they are hilarious,

Heineken has black people playing the role of Vikings.

Coppertone has black people as their primary user of their product.

Security companies have only white people breaking into black people homes.

There are dozen more examples that just make you shake your head from a marketing viewpoint.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (MNhXM)

34 15 I'm ok with this. Because f**k them, they brought this on themselves.

I don't watch any new episodic programming and the last few movies I've seen are animated films/Japanese Films.

And they don't play this woke nonsense bullsh*t.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:11 PM (rc3Z7)

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I've got just a few more Best Picture winners, and then I'm off to Italy in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (GBKbO)

35 I'm pale
I'm stale
and I'm mad as hell

Posted by: Casper the non - diverse ghost at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (og5mY)

36 @26

>>Mebbe something like this thing called a 'book.'

Another aspect of the degradation of culture is, when was the last essential/classic book written?

The 80's? 90's? I can't really think of anything in the last 20 years that I would deem essential or classic.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (rc3Z7)

37 The excuse is always, We needed a different "balance" in the room. Look, I get it. And I'm all for diversity in this business. But now, white guys are lucky to account for even 20 percent of a room. If that.
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So why do you support this structure when it is nakedly racist (bad generally) and hurting you directly (bad specifically)?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (B2vkr)

38 L to R ..Somali Pirate and Brother fucker traitor. Jada Pinket Smith with lifr shoes. Fani Willis Wanna be. A male tranny with really bad glasses.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (MGqzM)

39 All the DEI stuff just screams “sue based on Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act”

Some day, someone will figure this out. There is a pile of money waiting for them.

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (RHGPo)

40 Who knew electing a racist black communist to the presidency would be destructive for race relations and the country as a whole for years to come?

Aside from everyone.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (LkLld)

41 So a Hollowood White List then.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (dGCAG)

42 Mebbe something like this thing called a 'book.'
Posted by: weft cut-loop


The problem with your formulation is that even an audiobook requires that someone somewhere is able to read...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (5kdlS)

43 Hollywood outsiders just need to go the Mel Gibson route if possible.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (MNhXM)

44 You’re walking down the street and suddenly you see this coming towards you. What do you do?
_________________________________

Trick question. People with two braincells to rub together walk on the sidewalk. This could never happen to me.

Posted by: Orson at February 02, 2024 02:16 PM (dIske)

45 Heineken has black people playing the role of Vikings.
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Heineken is sour beer. Not as bad as Turkish beer, but bad.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:16 PM (m5P/4)

46 Out: Best and the brightest
In: Best of the non-whitest

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (KbCG3)

47 ++++
So why do you support this structure when it is nakedly racist (bad generally) and hurting you directly (bad specifically)?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM

I LOL'd when i read that. Which is why my sympathy meter is pegged at zero fucks given. What an absolute dipshit. He deserves to be unemployed.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (MGqzM)

48 Ha, ha! What a bunch of cunts. They're all interchangeable because none of them are funny or interesting.

Survey: Do you have a pussy? Is it juicy?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (EEgXH)

49 I like movies and television, or at least I did, but I'm fine with all of this. Most of the entertainment industry, including writers, are liberals or progressives, and I don't see why I should care about white liberals and progressives taking it in the neck. They helped build this world, and they deserve their fate. And DEI in the entertainment industry is damaging it and will continue to do so, and I like seeing all of those people fail too. I can entertain myself; I don't need them. I'm sure there will be collateral damage, people injured who don't deserve it, but war is hell and I'm not the one who decided we'd have a hot forever culturewar.

Posted by: Thanks, but I don't with to borrow any fucks at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (L81HX)

50 At a recent corporate job it became very, very obvious they weren't promoting any straight white males.

Female? Promoted! Gay? Promoted! Black? Promoted!

But the real kicker was when one guy, who was really good at his job and had been so for a long time went tranny. Within a few months...promoted!

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (ibTVg)

51 >I don't think I ever told you guys this, but I identify as a neorodiverse queer person of color. I'm 1/1028th Cherokee, you see, according to Family Lore.

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I clearly pass the 'high-cheekbone' criteria. Where do I pick up my check? Thanks Sen. Warren!

Posted by: Heavy Meta at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (GTqXr)

52 Progress! In 70 years, Hollywood has moved from Blacklisting to whitelisting.

Posted by: Wally at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (hqVaF)

53 The Black listing was an effort to head off commies from doing exactly what they’re doing today.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:17 PM (MNhXM)

54 @34

>>I've got just a few more Best Picture winners, and then I'm off to Italy in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

I have about 1500 movies and episodic television programs on my Plex, I would say 99pct of it is before 2000.

The culture hit the iceberg at the turn of the century and the hull broke in half around 2012 and is on a fas track to the bottom of the ocean.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (rc3Z7)

55 RLM boys have been talking about Picard Season 3, and how much better it is than the first two. They don't seem to know who's writing the scripts, but obviously not the same people who wrote the prior seasons.

They've also noted some not-so-subtle digs at the prior seasons, writing certain characters out, and even ignoring events almost completely from the first two seasons. They've shown clearly that they have watched previous Star Trek series, and respect them.

My guess? White guys.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (dGCAG)

56 Here's a question for the audience...

With all the sequels, prequels and re-imaginings in movies can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (ibTVg)

57 So, I have some first hand experience here.
I am only lightly published but thanks to Seattle's writer scene, I've bumped up against moderate sized fish. Award winning writers, editors, smaller publishers and larger publishers. I'm going to redact any names but my own as I'm (obviously) always been out there.

But for the sci-fi/fantasy genre, this mandate that jobs go to those with the right 'diverse' background has been around for almost a decade? It was really obvious say 6 years ago. I was driving a writer to a writer's retreat we were both attending. And the topic of diversity jobs came up and I mentioned a rejection letter I'd gotten that spelled out that they were ONLY looking for 'diverse voices'. The other author nodded and said the same thing happened to him.

The shocking thing about this is that he was OK with that. He thought it was right and just for him to be out of a job, to not get work, because he was a white male. So...fuck these people. They are complicit in their own destruction. Self gassing, if you will.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (xcxpd)

58 These writers rooms must be hell. Bunch of prima donna neurotics constantly competing for the crown of biggest victim.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (KbCG3)

59 I'm ok with this. Because f**k them, they brought this on themselves.

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100% this.

The same people who wrote the "Look at this dumb-shite whitey the Christian lulz" scripts for decades are reaping their own harvest at long last.

Enjoy!

Posted by: DaisyB at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (AbL8c)

60 The 80's? 90's? I can't really think of anything in the last 20 years that I would deem essential or classic.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (rc3Z7)

That won’t be our call. If people are still reading something from that time in the 2200s it can be called a classic. And we won’t know what Thais is, if anything.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (7k/IG)

61 Heineken has black people playing the role of Vikings.
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Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:16 PM

Accurate. The DL, WR's, LB's, Running backs etc.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (MGqzM)

62 well, while i'm sure there are some fellow travelers in the affected group, i can't help but laugh. and note they essentially brought it on themselves by backing most every leftist idiocy out there...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (bving)

63 Most of the entertainment industry, including writers, are liberals or progressives, and I don't see why I should care about white liberals and progressives taking it in the neck. They helped build this world, and they deserve their fate.
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You have a very good point. Now, on Sprocket, we dance.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:19 PM (m5P/4)

64 You’re walking down the street and suddenly you see this coming towards you. What do you do?

Am I the only one that sees the street and all the shitty pothole patches. Bang up public works job fellas.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2024 02:19 PM (5FnZt)

65 These writers rooms must be hell. Bunch of prima donna neurotics constantly competing for the crown of biggest victim.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (KbCG3)
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That is how you end up with such stellar writing quality!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:19 PM (B2vkr)

66 54 I have about 1500 movies and episodic television programs on my Plex, I would say 99pct of it is before 2000.

The culture hit the iceberg at the turn of the century and the hull broke in half around 2012 and is on a fas track to the bottom of the ocean.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (rc3Z7)

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I'll be watching Pasolini, who was a straight up Marxist atheist. Less woke than today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:19 PM (GBKbO)

67 Haha, great! Fuck all them old white progressive simps! Have fun with your new Hollywood blacklist!

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at February 02, 2024 02:20 PM (jg5f9)

68 Every time I hear the word “Heineken”, I get a vision of a pickup truck piled 6 feet tall in the back with cases of Heineken, going up a steep hill with two guys in the back trying to keep the cases from falling on the street.

I’ve seen this in real life in the Caribbean

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:20 PM (RHGPo)

69 @56

>>say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?

The only one that really comes close is the new Star Trek films, they capture enough of the essence of the original and the actors they selected to portray the main trio were inspired and spot on.

Other than that, nope.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:20 PM (rc3Z7)

70 They've shown clearly that they have watched previous Star Trek series, and respect them.

My guess? White guys.
Posted by: BurtTC

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They do a Star Trek game show where Mike goes up against Jay to answer obscure Trekkie questions. If you haven't seen it it's well worth the ten minutes or so.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:20 PM (AIJ3L)

71 25 What are the odds that the bulk of the white writers and directors were all in on leftist politics and diversity until they finally got to them. My response is, f**k you. You thought it was justified that other whites or conservatives get blacked balled due to politics. Well, I hope you are good at giving handies with both hands.
Posted by: Beartooth
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Yep. Just like the folks in media wailing about losing their jobs.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:20 PM (ZcPYF)

72 LEARN TO CODE

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (RHGPo)

73 The writers and actors got great be contracts, but there will be fewer episodes and movies made. UPS got a great new contract but laid off 12k. The UAW got great new contracts but the employers are being forced to make electric cars which no one wants and will cause layoffs or bankruptcy.

There's a definite trend here

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (rfv9/)

74 Trick question. People with two braincells to rub together walk on the sidewalk. This could never happen to me.
Posted by: Orson at February 02, 2024 02:16 PM (dIske)

Obviously the better question is, "you're driving down the street...."

The answer may depend on how strong your bumpers are.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (dGCAG)

75 "Male is pale and stale."

"Four legs good, two legs bad."

Animal Farm is real, man.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (woPEM)

76 Does it really matter now that every movie put out is a bomb that looses millions?

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (qZdIZ)

77 Yep. Just like the folks in media wailing about losing their jobs.
Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:20 PM (ZcPYF)
++++
They are learning who gets eaten last.

Spoiler alert: it isn't them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (B2vkr)

78 >>>But for the sci-fi/fantasy genre, this mandate that jobs go to those with the right 'diverse' background has been around for almost a decade? It was really obvious say 6 years ago. I was driving a writer to a writer's retreat we were both attending. And the topic of diversity jobs came up and I mentioned a rejection letter I'd gotten that spelled out that they were ONLY looking for 'diverse voices'. The other author nodded and said the same thing happened to him.

The shocking thing about this is that he was OK with that. He thought it was right and just for him to be out of a job, to not get work, because he was a white male. So...fuck these people. They are complicit in their own destruction. Self gassing, if you will.

...

this guy I listen to, Outlaw Bookseller, was saying that sci-fi is decimated, because women don't really write too much sci-fi, but the publishers are determined to publish women. So they publish female YA fantasy writers instead. He says there's barely any SF now, the Science-Fiction/Fantasy space is dominated by female YA fantasy writers.

Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (KRtlO)

79 Too Classy???????????
Legends in their own minds.
LMAO

Posted by: redridinghood at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (NpAcC)

80 Another aspect of the degradation of culture is, when was the last essential/classic book written?

The 80's? 90's? I can't really think of anything in the last 20 years that I would deem essential or classic.
Posted by: Thomas Bender


Well, I'm not a 'literary' type of person; I have a problem with the ornate, self-indulgent form of novels that became standard after the 50's. But Jeff Goldstein found such books as the 90's book "Infinite Jest" worthy. I read it but you kind of have to have it explained to you what the writer, David Foster Wallace, was trying to do.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (IG4Id)

81
How to Kill the Golden Goose.

I'll have nothing but Crocodile tears for them.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (nIvob)

82 I looked up the list of Best Picture winners from the Oscars. The last one I've seen, let alone liked, is Birdman from 2014.

Looking at the list of movies since then it is mostly woke crap.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (ibTVg)

83 Posted by: ... at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM (acnw3)

Somebody was just saying yesterday that they wondered if you were all right since they hadn't seen you around here lately.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (nC+QA)

84
Am I the only one that sees the street and all the shitty pothole patches. Bang up public works job fellas.
Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2024 02:19 PM

I did too. Shitty streets. Ones they've made in their respective shitty cities.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (MGqzM)

85 56 Here's a question for the audience...

With all the sequels, prequels and re-imaginings in movies can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?
Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (ibTVg)
___________________________________

The Dark Knight (for sure)

Mission Impossible (if you are including TV/Movie hybrids)

Posted by: Orson at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (dIske)

86 56 Here's a question for the audience...

With all the sequels, prequels and re-imaginings in movies can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?
Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (ibTVg)

SLIGHT endorsement for 'The Haunting of Hill House' remake? It's still kinda gay but Mike Flanagan has real talent and there was real talented horror writers in his writer's room.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (xcxpd)

87 They do a Star Trek game show where Mike goes up against Jay to answer obscure Trekkie questions. If you haven't seen it it's well worth the ten minutes or so.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:20 PM (AIJ3L)

Yeah, I've seen them. And I'm not a Star Trek fan, at all.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (dGCAG)

88 The cognitive dissonance suffered by these bien pensants must induce migraines.

Posted by: mr tmz at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (rJ48h)

89 >50 At a recent corporate job it became very, very obvious they weren't promoting any straight white males.

I worked for a VERY large mutual fund company and a Fortune 50 cable company. I get emails and Linked In messages on a regular basis from 'pale and stale' dudes who just got zipped from their long-term corp gig looking for help. It's sad. I help connect to orgs who might have an opportunity but if you're an over 45 white dude, your in for a hard time. I'm glad I'm on the tail end of my career and have enough FU money to not care when it's my turn.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (GTqXr)

90 That second letter says it all "look im all for diversity in the room" ummm and that's why we have this problem, because you fall for their shit thinking ther goal is "diversity" instead of the truth which is just the elimination of whitey.

Once again im still surprised no right wing person has seriously pushed to basically start a new mini-studio, as we constantly see more right wing, or even just politically neutral stories, along all genres, always beat out leftwing crap.

Posted by: Rbastid at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (wHFQT)

91 Still " all for it" ,well enjoy getting no work

Posted by: steevy at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (FQmDC)

92 The filmmakers went to California to escape from the monopoly that Edison's group held over film production in New York. What do they film in NY now?

Sounds like an opportunity for a new film center to start out somewhere else other than California and away from the writers' guild and the other unions that hold a monopoly over the film industry.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (D7oie)

93 You know what sometimes has good writing and doesn't have any white males contributing at all? That's right, Japanese shows.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (fs1hN)

94
Yeah, I've seen them. And I'm not a Star Trek fan, at all.
Posted by: BurtTC

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Same here. I'm very much on the Jay side of the game show, but I like to watch those and the Picard reviews. IIRC they've done reviews of the 70s and 80s movies, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (AIJ3L)

95 I think this is why they didn’t make a Dredd sequel.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (MNhXM)

96 The cries of those who voted for the Jaguars Eating People's Faces party, then getting their face eaten nourishes my soul.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (jg5f9)

97

A lot of the younger, woke people I've known were absolutely gaga over Harry Potter to the extent that it would appear to have been the only novels they've ever read.

But...since that is now taboo what the tell do young lefties read?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (ibTVg)

98 I can see the substance of that "You see this walking toward you" every day. In fact, that patched, nasty, broken asphalt they're strolling on looks like the streets here, too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (J2vNu)

99 Afternoon, All. When do we get to the snuzz talk?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (9yWhg)

100 Writers Guild now required all members to identify their race with molecular precision, and also categorize themselves as to their exact sexuality, their exact "gender expression," their exact level of neurodivergence and mental illness, and on and on and on.
________________

It's a great time to be the detritus of the human race.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (osklw)

101
Obviously the better question is, "you're driving down the street...."

The answer may depend on how strong your bumpers are.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (dGCAG)

That's a wholllleeeee different frame of reference that is best not documented in the comments section

Posted by: Orson at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (dIske)

102 Another aspect of the degradation of culture is, when was the last essential/classic book written?

The 80's? 90's? I can't really think of anything in the last 20 years that I would deem essential or classic.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (rc3Z7)

much as we, and I specifically, enjoy ragging on them, the harry potter BOOKS have a chance to fit this question. they were very popular, they were decently written for the average person, they had accessible characters and story, imo.

i'm OBVIOUSLY not a writer or critic, but i could see them fitting this in the future.

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (bving)

103 Obviously the better question is, "you're driving down the street...."

The answer may depend on how strong your bumpers are.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM

Well the front bumper on the old truck is pretty sturdy. But, if it were to get bent, it's a price I am willing to pay.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (MGqzM)

104 The Dark Knight (for sure) 2008....

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (ibTVg)

105 Where the hell is Atlas, and why isn't he shrugging?

Posted by: 496 at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (3Mlm9)

106 The shocking thing about this is that he was OK with that. He thought it was right and just for him to be out of a job, to not get work, because he was a white male. So...fuck these people. They are complicit in their own destruction. Self gassing, if you will.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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It is an idiotic remake of Christianity and martyrdom because it converts a personal loss into being a martyr for DIE. Lies that people tell themselves are some of the worst of all.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (ZcPYF)

107 76 Does it really matter now that every movie put out is a bomb that looses millions?
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Hollywood launders money. Pile costs on a loser to primp a winner is not beyond them.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (m5P/4)

108 Every time a liberal writer is fired, an angel gets its wings.

Posted by: Harry Bailey at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (hqVaF)

109 I'm part Hispanic, and I can f*cking prove it. Coupled with my lesbianism and being differently-abled (I don't eat maple syrup). I should be a shoo-in for the head writer job on the next $350,000,000 boondoggle out of DEIsney!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (gSZYf)

110 >It's a great time to be the detritus of the human race.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (osklw)

The monetization of mental illness. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Heavy Meta at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (GTqXr)

111 Speaking of, I saw where they've remade Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Black dude and Asian chick.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:25 PM (AIJ3L)

112 33 Is the Advertisement Agencies under the same strict rules?

The DEI saturated commercials have become so absurd that they are hilarious,

Heineken has black people playing the role of Vikings.

Coppertone has black people as their primary user of their product.

Security companies have only white people breaking into black people homes.

There are dozen more examples that just make you shake your head from a marketing viewpoint.
Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:14 PM

I saw one the other day that was just absurd- I may have the races slightly off but mom was black, dad was Asian and kid in the back seat was hispanic. It's like they don't even care about logical continuity.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 02, 2024 02:25 PM (rbKZ6)

113 Where I'm from you walk on the sidewalk or the homies will run over you.

Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:25 PM (FSdPf)

114 With all the sequels, prequels and re-imaginings in movies can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?
Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (ibTVg)


Dune. For all its faults, it is technically a fabulous movie.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2024 02:25 PM (D7oie)

115 this guy I listen to, Outlaw Bookseller, was saying that sci-fi is decimated, because women don't really write too much sci-fi, but the publishers are determined to publish women. So they publish female YA fantasy writers instead. He says there's barely any SF now, the Science-Fiction/Fantasy space is dominated by female YA fantasy writers.
Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (KRtlO)

Yup. There's still some older writers working but fewer and fewer in the Sci Fi genre. You are seeing some Asian writers cross over though. Murakami, Liu Cixin.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 02, 2024 02:25 PM (xcxpd)

116 The best part of Netflix is that there is a fu*k ton of good Korean, Japanese and filthy Scandi shows.
I don't have to watch any of the garbage.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at February 02, 2024 02:25 PM (xaNfJ)

117 SLIGHT endorsement for 'The Haunting of Hill House' remake? It's still kinda gay but Mike Flanagan has real talent and there was real talented horror writers in his writer's room.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (xcxpd)

I don't believe I've seen the original, but Flanagan appears to be unable to make a bad show/movie.

My entry on the list: True Grit. I know people have strong feelings on this topic, but the Wayne version is dated and smarmy.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (dGCAG)

118 You know what sometimes has good writing and doesn't have any white males contributing at all? That's right, Japanese shows.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (fs1hN)

Why in the hell haven’t they made a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel? It’s super girl power and awesome.

Is it because the hero cried for her lost white boyfriend?

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (MNhXM)

119 How to Kill the Golden Goose. ...
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (nIvob)
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It was a golden goose, and I think they are indeed killing it.

Entertainment was unassailable for most of its history. The US market was essentially closed to foreign cultural products. This was not because there were barriers, but because there was no demand. Their product kicked ass. Why go for foreign stuff when the domestic stuff was so good?

But then they started strangling that goose. Comics are gone - replaced largely with Japanese products. TV is being eroded by the likes of Korea, et. al. and movies are up next.

The foreigners providing decent quality are going to hollow out the domestic industry, and domestic industry threw open the door for them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (B2vkr)

120 *checks voting record*

You got what you demanded of everyone else. You're welcome?

Next!

Posted by: t-bird at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (CSa9C)

121 @102

>>i'm OBVIOUSLY not a writer or critic, but i could see them fitting this in the future.

Good catch on the Potter Books, she started writing them in the 90's and the last book was written in 2007 before the Lightbringer was elected and the complete collapse into wokeism of the literary and book world.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (rc3Z7)

122 It's not just US entertainment. A Norwegian flick called "Troll" sucked bigly due to woke nonesense. To be fair, though, it was on Netflix, so maybe they had to. But I doubt it. Norway is also committing cultural suicide, maybe at a slightly slower pace than the UK.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (fs1hN)

123 I somehow enjoy both versions of True Grit.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (AIJ3L)

124 >>>They do a Star Trek game show where Mike goes up against Jay to answer obscure Trekkie questions. If you haven't seen it it's well worth the ten minutes or so.

i liked that. I also re-watched their quiz show, "Bloodhound Gang or Marilyn Manson?," which was hilarious.

Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:27 PM (KRtlO)

125 So what we're doing here is practicing for a gig with the Writer's Guild.

Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:27 PM (FSdPf)

126 Had a cow-worker with an English name. She was a little short but also looked English or maybe French.

She was always going on about muh raycissms and such.

Found out later her maiden name was Gomez and her family was hispanic. You would literally never know if she didn't tell you. But I'm sure the raycissms she experienced in life were daunting...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:27 PM (ibTVg)

127 I'm happy to see this commie industry gradually burning to the ground, but there is one show I'm looking forward to/ concerned about: the upcoming FX adaptation of James Clavell's Shogun, a work that is ripe for DEI controversy given the early colonial setting and the clash of cultures between the hated white Englishman and the desperately oppressed furners (despite the fact that it's Blackthorne and his crew being held captive by their imperious, endlessly contemptuous hosts/jailers).

Posted by: mea culpa at February 02, 2024 02:27 PM (BuzFn)

128 You’re walking down the street and suddenly you see this coming towards you. What do you do?

Am I the only one that sees the street and all the shitty pothole patches. Bang up public works job fellas.
Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2024


***
No, Beartooth, you're not alone. See me at 98.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 02, 2024 02:28 PM (J2vNu)

129 The only one that really comes close is the new Star Trek films, they capture enough of the essence of the original and the actors they selected to portray the main trio were inspired and spot on.

I just rewatched Into Darkness last night. (It was something like $0.80 at Big Lots.) Just as fun as I remember it if not moreso, and yes, that’s the reason. It’s obviously been Abrams-ized but just as obviously is an original Star Trek.

As I recall, the third movie was much more a “generic science fiction movie” than a Star Trek show. But it’s been a while.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 02, 2024 02:28 PM (EXyHK)

130 >>> You’re walking down the street and suddenly you see this coming towards you. What do you do?

Tell them they are walking on the wrong side of the road?
Nah, let them get run down.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 02, 2024 02:28 PM (cOq4q)

131 ibTVg)

SLIGHT endorsement for 'The Haunting of Hill House' remake? It's still kinda gay but Mike Flanagan has real talent and there was real talented horror writers in his writer's room.


It has virtually nothing to do with the Shirley Jackson novel, which is kind of a problem if he's trading off of its name. Like ordering a hamburger somewhere and instead you get this deconstructed, reimagined monstrosity. What's the point of a menu then (or using the title)?

That show also will bear no scrutiny. It's absolutely incoherent in terms of what happened and why.

Posted by: I've watched it twice to make sure I was not missing something ot selling it short at February 02, 2024 02:28 PM (L81HX)

132 Once again im still surprised no right wing person has seriously pushed to basically start a new mini-studio, as we constantly see more right wing, or even just politically neutral stories, along all genres, always beat out leftwing crap.
Posted by: Rbastid

There are some but if you notice---they get bought out or coopted by new leaders (Hallmark is one example) when external pressure groups threaten their financing, social standing of executives, and probably their wives/daughters at home spouting crap.

The only way to stay uncorrupted is that you eschew public/angel investor/advertising financing and grow your company within your means and cashflow. And refuse sell or bring in new partners at any price.

Most conservatives simply cannot grok that.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (ZcPYF)

133 So that's why the second season of Only Murders in the Building sucked.

Posted by: Mishdog at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (7wGj3)

134 Afternoon, All. When do we get to the snuzz talk?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (9yWhg)
_____________

Take your pick of the four in the Twitter video.

Although they look like the Packer front four.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (osklw)

135 For some odd reason, I'm envisioning Ace and Lizzo, side by side, advancing upon the Five Points with weapons of mass penetration.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (EEgXH)

136 Not a recent remake, but the 90s remake of Sabrina was better than the 50s version.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (9yWhg)

137 I didn't get no respect.

Posted by: Zombie Rodney Dangerfield at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (FSdPf)

138 The only one that really comes close is the new Star Trek films, they capture enough of the essence of the original and the actors they selected to portray the main trio were inspired and spot on.

I just rewatched Into Darkness last night. (It was something like $0.80 at Big Lots.) Just as fun as I remember it if not moreso, and yes, that’s the reason. It’s obviously been Abrams-ized but just as obviously is an original Star Trek.

As I recall, the third movie was much more a “generic science fiction movie” than a Star Trek show. But it’s been a while.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 02, 2024 02:28 PM (EXyHK)

They killed Pike instead of making him a vegetable. To me that was an intentional sick in the eye.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (MNhXM)

139 Somebody was just saying yesterday that they wondered if you were all right since they hadn't seen you around here lately.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 02, 2024 02:22 PM (nC+QA)

Hi!! It's always nice to see you, babe.

Yeah I'm okay, life is busy but everything is alright. Nice to see some of me old chums and chummettes hanging around.

Posted by: ... at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (acnw3)

140 do not agree on Abrams Trek. Even the first one was just stupid. Then they got worse.

I do love the moment in the third one when Spock beams away from Bones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPDwCGhhnd4

Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:30 PM (KRtlO)

141 This racists shit is so boring. Michael Jackson boned not only Elvis's daughter but Brooke Sheilds too. Maybe Big Racist finally got to MJ.

Hate the Media more. Collapse Hollywood.

Posted by: DOYLE at February 02, 2024 02:30 PM (Z8Yh2)

142 ... The only way to stay uncorrupted is that you eschew public/angel investor/advertising financing and grow your company within your means and cashflow. And refuse sell or bring in new partners at any price.

Most conservatives simply cannot grok that.
Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:29 PM (ZcPYF)
++++
"It won't happen to me, and this is *way* faster and makes life easier."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:30 PM (B2vkr)

143 Hollywood status: circling the drain

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 02, 2024 02:30 PM (FVME7)

144 Maybe someone can make a Sisu movie where Sisu tears up Hollywood with a band of badass chicks? I'd watch that.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:30 PM (m5P/4)

145 These correspondences paint a picture of an industry where fear of speaking out could result in one being "blacklisted" as problematic.

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

Out: "I'm on The Blacklist."
In: "I'm on The Whitelist."

Posted by: ShainS -- Civil War 2: 10th Amendment Revolution Boogaloo at February 02, 2024 02:30 PM (EHWsV)

146 @129

>>As I recall, the third movie was much more a “generic science fiction movie” than a Star Trek show. But it’s been a while.

I liked all of them, although I was disappointed in the re-imagining of Khan, but then again, there are no Ricardo Montalban types any longer, so would they have gotten?

Pedro Pascal does not have the gravitas of a Montalban.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (rc3Z7)

147 For the optimistic, this presents an opportunity to make your own films/scripts. Yes, the marketing won't be large and production values will be lower, but the technology is available to most to make a decent film with a decent story. Do viral marketing of your own. It would be extremely hard work and would require the long take, but the opportunity is there.

Posted by: InZona at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (fWJXJ)

148 well Ron Coleman said all of this is flagrantly illegal, and was illegal even before the recent Supreme court ruling, and the only thing keeping these people from being smashed with one lawsuit after another is the social fear about filing a lawsuit.
Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (KRtlO)


I work for a big multi-national corp. The C-Suite farts out the occasional "Yay Us! Aren't We Diverse!" employee satisfaction survey. I always answer the survey that categorizing employees by race, sex, national origin, and religion is a violation of Civil Rights. I never get a response - funny that.

My immediate supervisors are great. My co-workers are like a bunch of over-eager puppies, but they're really nice kids. However, I have already decided that if I am ever told that I'm a bad person based on nothing but my race and sex, I'm walking out the door.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (pJWtt)

149 >It's a great time to be the detritus of the human race.

what you subsidize, you get more of, and we've been subsidizing the bottom of the bell curve for a long time now

Posted by: brak at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (AR07F)

150 There are some but if you notice---they get bought out or coopted by new leaders (Hallmark is one example) when external pressure groups threaten their financing, social standing of executives, and probably their wives/daughters at home spouting crap.
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social standing of executives - why would one want social standing amongst these dregs of humanity?

their wives/daughters at home spouting crap - time to sort that shit out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (osklw)

151 I wish the libtards who make up these stupid rayciss rules and regs would label all things made by, written by, produced by and sold by YT.

Would make it easy for me to decide on what to buy.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (R/m4+)

152 "male and pale is stale."

… you mean like …

Oppenheimer Made $952 Million At The Box Office

Domestic Box Office: $326,087,870
International Box Office: $625,934,000

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (RHGPo)

153 My entry on the list: True Grit. I know people have strong feelings on this topic, but the Wayne version is dated and smarmy.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (dGCAG)

Sticking with the genre, I really liked the newer Magnificent Seven. Denzel and Chris Pratt were great.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (KbCG3)

154 somehow enjoy both versions of True Grit.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (AIJ3L)

I like the original better. I like Bridges but his mumbling is annoying.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (MNhXM)

155 146 @129

>>As I recall, the third movie was much more a “generic science fiction movie” than a Star Trek show. But it’s been a while.

I liked all of them, although I was disappointed in the re-imagining of Khan, but then again, there are no Ricardo Montalban types any longer, so would they have gotten?

Pedro Pascal does not have the gravitas of a Montalban.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (rc3Z7)

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I love Beyond. It's action-Star Trek done very well.

I prefer, boring, plodding Star Trek a bit, but I have a really good time with Kirk on a motobike.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (GBKbO)

156 @140

>>do not agree on Abrams Trek. Even the first one was just stupid. Then they got worse.

This is heresy.

This is going to go into your permeant file.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (rc3Z7)

157 141 This racists shit is so boring. Michael Jackson boned not only Elvis's daughter but Brooke Sheilds too. Maybe Big Racist finally got to MJ.

Hate the Media more. Collapse Hollywood.
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I thought Michael was chemically castrated to preserve his tenor voice by his dad?

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:32 PM (m5P/4)

158 Sticking with the genre, I really liked the newer Magnificent Seven. Denzel and Chris Pratt were great.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (KbCG3)

Knowledge of Bass Reeves makes it better.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:32 PM (MNhXM)

159 Wonder how the Writers Guild would react if an actual space alien showed up writing fiction. Probably call for protection for guild members against superior alien writers

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 02, 2024 02:32 PM (rfv9/)

160 this guy I listen to, Outlaw Bookseller, was saying that sci-fi is decimated, because women don't really write too much sci-fi, but the publishers are determined to publish women.

Funny, I was just wandering through the sci-fi section of the local Barnes + Noble, musing that it had been years since I had bought a science fiction book.

It's not just that only women get published, but the whole point of sci-fi is speculation, and you are no longer allowed to speculate.

Imagine trying to write George Alec Effinger's novels about the Budayeen now, postulating a high-tech Arab society, with all the strengths and weaknesses of an Arab society.

The screams of racism would be epic.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 02, 2024 02:32 PM (YAtuc)

161 Hollywood status: circling the drain
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 02, 2024 02:30 PM (FVME7)
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Slight correction for greater precision: circling the bowl.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:32 PM (osklw)

162 @155

>>I prefer, boring, plodding Star Trek a bit, but I have a really good time with Kirk on a motobike.

If Tony Scott had lived, I bet he would have made one hell of a Star trek.

Unstoppable in Space would have been awesome.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:33 PM (rc3Z7)

163 In days when actors got tired of being pushed around by the
studio moguls they formed United Artists. The white writers could connect with the unwoke actors and directors for a winning combination to bypass the woke ideology crew.
The whole woke media narrative if crumbling and the white writers are prolly the highest paid. Im sure the woksters are too stoopid to command the top pay. This is just a way for Hollywood to cover their azz'es a cover up they are going broke and funding is drying up.

I propose a new Disney character may help as well. How about:
Stinky the Homeless Peg Leg Veteran . He can go around saving fentanyl OD victims and helping human trafficking victims.

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at February 02, 2024 02:33 PM (VIXjN)

164 three dots!!!!

33 Is the Advertisement Agencies under the same strict rules?


yeppers

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:33 PM (AcWfM)

165 Once again im still surprised no right wing person has seriously pushed to basically start a new mini-studio, as we constantly see more right wing, or even just politically neutral stories, along all genres, always beat out leftwing crap.

My guess is even a "small" studio would require massive money. Print would probably be much cheaper.

Posted by: It Is What It Is at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (Y0bPE)

166 154 somehow enjoy both versions of True Grit.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:26 PM (AIJ3L)
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Yeah, I do too. Still can't figure the introduction of Bear Man to the story on the Coen Bros version.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (m5P/4)

167 well Ron Coleman said all of this is flagrantly illegal, and was illegal even before the recent Supreme court ruling, and the only thing keeping these people from being smashed with one lawsuit after another is the social fear about filing a lawsuit.
Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:12 PM (KRtlO)
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I am not sure. It would definitely be illegal to make it mandatory. I would be willing to bet that this isn't. The demographic questions are almost certainly voluntary.

But then using that voluntary information to filter opportunities - and eliminating those who decline to respond from the dataset - is probably illegal. It completely defeats the purpose of not being discriminatory in hiring, which is why it is illegal to make those kinds of demographic information mandatory in the first place.

But in this case, it is optional only in name. If you don't respond, you don't get into the dataset and you don't get work at all. If you do respond but respond "wrong," you get into the dataset but you don't get work at all.

The questions themselves are probably not illegal if I had to guess (they're optional), but the implementation of the system and how the answers are used probably

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (B2vkr)

168 I thought Jackson liked boning little boys

Posted by: nckate at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (ZGGD+)

169 Mebbe something like this thing called a 'book.'
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 02:13 PM (IG4Id)

Make sure it's a hard copy. Otherwise those are in doubt as well.

Posted by: InZona at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (fWJXJ)

170 At some point, probably in rehab or something, Trekkies are gonna have to come to terms with the fact that almost all Trek has been pretty bad.

Posted by: The Idea of Trek Has Almost Always Been Better Than The Execution at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (L81HX)

171 I think you might be able to impress them with your shelf assembly related disabilities which seem at times both debilitating and divergent. And you know garrett.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (Y6IkP)

172 Sticking with the genre, I really liked the newer Magnificent Seven.
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When, oh when, will Hollywood make a NEW movie, instead of the 19th remake of an older one??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (osklw)

173 I dont know whose writing the shitty story limes for the NFL, but the plot will propell the Chiefs into dynasty stature by virtue of the diverse Mahomie clan.

Posted by: Field Marshal Zhukov at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (os8zY)

174 One of these is not like the others:

- Hiring Accelerated With 353,000 Jobs Added in January.

- January hiring was the lowest for the month on record as layoffs surged.

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (RHGPo)

175 You haven't lived until you have tried to understand "Lamb". Icebacks are weird.

Posted by: DOYLE at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (Z8Yh2)

176 At some point, probably in rehab or something, Trekkies are gonna have to come to terms with the fact that almost all Trek has been pretty bad.
Posted by: The Idea of Trek Has Almost Always Been Better Than The Execution at February 02, 2024 02:34 PM (L81HX)
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So ... Trek is dreck?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (osklw)

177 Best Trek movies in order:

Galaxy Quest
Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan
The one with the cloaking Klingons

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (ibTVg)

178 165 Once again im still surprised no right wing person has seriously pushed to basically start a new mini-studio, as we constantly see more right wing, or even just politically neutral stories, along all genres, always beat out leftwing crap.

My guess is even a "small" studio would require massive money. Print would probably be much cheaper.
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The big problem is in distribution. If the oligarch's of Hollywood want to crush you, they will crush you no matter how good you are.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (m5P/4)

179
Pedro Pascal does not have the gravitas of a Montalban.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (rc3Z7)


Imagine . . . Danny Trejo as Khan. He would scare Klingons.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (D7oie)

180 172 Sticking with the genre, I really liked the newer Magnificent Seven.
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When, oh when, will Hollywood make a NEW movie, instead of the 19th remake of an older one??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (osklw)

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I remember someone in these grey boxes praising that Hollywood had come up with something finally new!

Prey

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (GBKbO)

181 Normal people for as long as I've been alive:

"There is literally nothing more boring than listening to someone else talk about their love life."

Alphabet crowd: *deep breath*. *taps loudspeaker mic*

Posted by: Azathoth at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (wb1YC)

182 The original True Grit was a John Wayne movie. The new one was more faithful to the book and had a bunch of good performances.
Both were good

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (rfv9/)

183 41 This racists shit is so boring. Michael Jackson boned not only Elvis's daughter but Brooke Sheilds too. Maybe Big Racist finally got to MJ.
Hate the Media more. Collapse Hollywood.

Michael was more of finger up his pooper kinda guy. His, yours, hers, he didn't much care.

The smaller the finger the better.

Oh Yeah!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (R/m4+)

184 horror is the only good genre now!

watched X and Pearl - really good. I think the male morons would enjoy

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (AcWfM)

185 Sounds so blatantly illegal that white writers will literally own all of Hollywood once the lawsuits are settled.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (7fElN)

186 When I saw that, I stepped on the gas.

The State gave me life in prison because they wouldn't get out of the road.

Posted by: James Alex Fields, jr at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (FSdPf)

187
I had a girlfriend a long time ago that was into sci-fi and kept recommending an Ursula Le Guin book.

I read about 20 pages and broke up with her.

Posted by: Auspex at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (j4U/Z)

188 But now, white guys are lucky to account for even 20 percent of a room. If that.

Yeah, people who aren't closely involved with college admissions or hiring in large organizations have no idea how bad it's gotten.

A few years ago, at one of LA's better private high schools, every minority applicant was accepted at the University of California. Every white applicant was rejected.

(Mickey Klaus documented this.)

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (YAtuc)

189 With all the sequels, prequels and re-imaginings in movies can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?
Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:18 PM (ibTVg)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 was better than How to Train your Dragon. (But both were good.)

Don't think I can name any others....

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (JMAcK)

190 174 One of these is not like the others:

- Hiring Accelerated With 353,000 Jobs Added in January.

- January hiring was the lowest for the month on record as layoffs surged.
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Yep. But rally!

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (m5P/4)

191 Another point to consider with the economy...those IRS agents Biden hired were specifically targeted to go after people in the gig economy...because Biden need's their money as well.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (ibTVg)

192 - The Worst Jobs Report Of All-time Cloaked As A Biden Victory (All Job Creation Over Past 4 Years Has Been For Foreign-born Workers, Zero Job-creation For Native Born Workers Since July 2018!)

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (RHGPo)

193 social standing of executives - why would one want social standing amongst these dregs of humanity?

their wives/daughters at home spouting crap - time to sort that shit out.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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Really, leftist capture of Hollywood is no different than the capture of higher education and a lot of it is peer pressure--the true believers set the mark and the go along, get along follow it. Most people don't want to be the curmudgeon type that does not give much of a shit about what is popular/cool/hip with the crowd.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (ZcPYF)

194 Sounds so blatantly illegal that white writers will literally own all of Hollywood once the lawsuits are settled.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (7fElN)
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Do you really think so?

Posted by: The Courts at February 02, 2024 02:37 PM (B2vkr)

195 184 horror is the only good genre now!

watched X and Pearl - really good. I think the male morons would enjoy
Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (AcWfM)

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Pearl is better. I thought X wasn't as good, kind of underdone.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:37 PM (GBKbO)

196
5. The WGA has a diversity program where the Guild pays for the diversity hire's salary. Most of these writers aren't picked up after the 'free ride' expires.

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They can get a job designing aircraft at Boeing.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 02, 2024 02:37 PM (dtlw7)

197 Shari Tepper does ok Sci Fi but it's more fantasy/alien type Sci Fi

but good!

and the old People books (again, aliens) by Zenna Henderson are great

that's all I got

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:37 PM (AcWfM)

198 Sounds so blatantly illegal that white writers will literally own all of Hollywood once the lawsuits are settled.

LOL. In California?

On the West Coast, blatant racial discrimination has become completely normalized.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 02, 2024 02:37 PM (YAtuc)

199 Sounds like a perfect time to form the most talented Hollywood entertainment business of all time.

Posted by: THAT ONE GUY FROM THAT MOVIE at February 02, 2024 02:37 PM (W+TLY)

200 Never liked that Jeff Bridges character. He insists upon himself and is a persona from a comic book.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (EEgXH)

201 The Borg tried to assimilate Abrams and the entire culture died of indigestion and the resulting Borg fart wiped out a star system.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (8Fdcq)

202 Pearl is better. I thought X wasn't as good, kind of underdone.


agree but it was your typical "first try" type thing

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (AcWfM)

203 I had a girlfriend a long time ago that was into sci-fi and kept recommending an Ursula Le Guin book.

I read about 20 pages and broke up with her.
Posted by: Auspex
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I heard she is a commie feminist. Is that correct? Le Guin I mean, not the former girlfriend.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (fs1hN)

204 This is all so Freaking ILLEGAL!

It is against the law to ask about race and gender)let alone marital status and religion) - at least it was when I was interviewing candidates.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (Hkcdp)

205 Just curious, I recall when “affirmative action” was supposedly debated 30 or 40 years ago.

I also recall the earlier admonitions never to pre-judge individuals based on ethnicity, race, or national origin. “We need to treat everybody the same” they intoned. “We all need to get along”.

When exactly did all the lofty pronouncements morph into “Whitey needs to Die!!”; because this sentiment seems somewhat out of character from the earlier pronouncements.

Since segregated this and segregated that is all the rage now with leftists, does this mean they will apologize to the ghosts of Bull Connor and Orval Faubus? They were just men ahead of their time.

Good democrats, who were born too early?

Posted by: Common Tater at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (VKqe+)

206 I dont know whose writing the shitty story limes for the NFL, but the plot will propell the Chiefs into dynasty stature by virtue of the diverse Mahomie clan.

Mahomes and his wife are massive social media stars, and that's what matters these days. Way more than endorsements. They're also trendsetters for Gen Z -- supposedly his hair inspired the "broccoli head" haircut so popular with teen boys. And this was way before Taylor Swift jumped on board with her rabid fanbase.

Chiefs will win. NFL is as rigged as the WWE, at least in the playoffs.

Posted by: brak at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (AR07F)

207 When, oh when, will Hollywood make a NEW movie, instead of the 19th remake of an older one??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (osklw)

One of their latest originals I was looking so forward to but they managed to F up the ending.

Yesterday.

Also that lesbo SNL chick , Kate McKinnon made it terrible

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (MNhXM)

208 I had a girlfriend a long time ago that was into sci-fi and kept recommending an Ursula Le Guin book.

I read about 20 pages and broke up with her.

***

Smart move on your part.

Posted by: Azathoth at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (wb1YC)

209 I had a girlfriend a long time ago that was into sci-fi and kept recommending an Ursula Le Guin book.

She did write one of the most important novellas ever though in The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

But a lot of her stuff was very, very dense and kind of boring.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (ibTVg)

210 A senior BBC employee described white people as a “barbaric bloodthirsty rapacious murderous genocidal thieving parasitical deviant breed,” while also calling the UK a “bigoted” country.

Dawn Queva, who is a scheduling coordinator at BBC Three, made the comments on her Facebook page.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (MeG8a)

211 I'm 1/1028th Cherokee, you see, according to Family Lore.

Piker!

Posted by: Fauxcahontas at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (3FyUI)

212
Progress! In 70 years, Hollywood has moved from Blacklisting to whitelisting.
Posted by: Wally


I'm waiting for TCM movie presenters to complain about it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (63Dwl)

213 This racists shit is so boring. Michael Jackson boned not only Elvis's daughter but Brooke Sheilds too. Maybe Big Racist finally got to MJ.

Hate the Media more. Collapse Hollywood.
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I thought Michael was chemically castrated to preserve his tenor voice by his dad?
Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:32 PM (m5P/4)

Yeah, I don't believe there is any credible evidence Mike Jax had sex with ANY adult female, ever. And it's very possible he never actually "boned" any of the children he molested.

Something very wrong about that fella, and I'd probably go so far as to say his death was a merciful end.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (dGCAG)

214 Downsized was also a great idea for a movie that they ruined.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (MNhXM)

215 When exactly did all the lofty pronouncements morph into “Whitey needs to Die!!”; because this sentiment seems somewhat out of character from the earlier pronouncements.

it was the inevitable result of telling brown people they were owed something by virtue of their skin color; it's been building for generations

Posted by: brak at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (AR07F)

216 Mahomes and his wife are massive social media stars, and that's what matters these days. Way more than endorsements. They're also trendsetters for Gen Z -- supposedly his hair inspired the "broccoli head" haircut so popular with teen boys. And this was way before Taylor Swift jumped on board with her rabid fanbase.


I think he's an Aspie

his wife is an insufferable narcissist - and dull and ugly

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (AcWfM)

217 This racists shit is so boring. Michael Jackson boned not only Elvis's daughter but Brooke Sheilds too. Maybe Big Racist finally got to MJ.
Hate the Media more. Collapse Hollywood.

Michael was more of finger up his pooper kinda guy. His, yours, hers, he didn't much care.

The smaller the finger the better.

Oh Yeah!
Posted by: Hairyback Guy


Instapundit linked an article the other day about how much Prince hated Michael Jackson. Pretty interesting.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (9yWhg)

218 @187 Auspex , I read the Left Hand of Darkness and it swore me off Le Guin forever

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (rfv9/)

219 Why the Hollywood sign is still standing is beyond me.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (W/lyH)

220 Most people don't want to be the curmudgeon type that does not give much of a shit about what is popular/cool/hip with the crowd.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (ZcPYF)
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(gulps, and looks around nervously).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (osklw)

221 184 horror is the only good genre now!

watched X and Pearl - really good. I think the male morons would enjoy
Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:36 PM (AcWfM

But I cant even do CSPAN.. heh

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (VIXjN)

222 I think they should remake Falling Down, except the main character just goes around destroying Hollywood writing rooms (sub-plot: he unexpectedly frees a bunch of kids who were being trafficked).

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (KbCG3)

223 Where the hell is Atlas, and why isn't he shrugging?

Posted by: 496 at February 02, 2024 02:24 PM (3Mlm9)

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WHO WHERE is John Galt?

Trump could have done it since 2020 -- say called for a National Strike after The Steal -- or since, but still thinks he can use the wholly corrupt systems to attain enough power to fix the wholly corrupt systems.

Only other national Randian character (too bad Milei is Argentinian) who might have sufficient influence to encourage mass shrugging whom I can think of is possibly Elon -- who also cones off as authentic, which is what people should most crave today.

Up-and-comers include Kari Lake and Vivek.

Posted by: ShainS -- Civil War 2: 10th Amendment Revolution Boogaloo at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (EHWsV)

224 Don't outsource the source of your entertainment; create it yourself.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (KAi1n)

225 You haven't lived until you have tried to understand "Lamb". Icebacks are weird.
Posted by: DOYLE at February 02, 2024 02:35 PM (Z8Yh2)[/i/

Black Crab.

I just . . . couldn't. The Seventh Seal was more fun.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (D7oie)

226 Why the Hollywood sign is still standing is beyond me.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (W/lyH)
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The "land" part fell off a long time ago. Now it's time for the rest to follow.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:41 PM (osklw)

227 198 Sounds so blatantly illegal that white writers will literally own all of Hollywood once the lawsuits are settled.

LOL. In California?

On the West Coast, blatant racial discrimination has become completely normalized.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 02, 2024 02:37 PM (YAtuc)
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In total disregard to CA constitution Article 1, Section 31. But don't worry, Dem's are trying to repeal it...again.

Posted by: WisRich at February 02, 2024 02:41 PM (G0vdT)

228 Tony Curtis would have been an interesting Trek Captain.

Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:41 PM (FSdPf)

229 This is all so Freaking ILLEGAL!

It is against the law to ask about race and gender)let alone marital status and religion) - at least it was when I was interviewing candidates.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (Hkcdp)

It is for hiring but this is to get your union card.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:41 PM (MNhXM)

230 “ You’re walking down the street and suddenly you see this coming towards you. What do you do?”

I would break down in tears at the sight of those elephantine hips and thighs on Ilhan.

Posted by: Oglebay at February 02, 2024 02:41 PM (ogTiX)

231 I have Lamb on my list but never get to it

just finished season 3 of The Chosen btw

love Jonathan Roumie! wow

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:41 PM (AcWfM)

232 I do like John Wayne's delivery on "fill your hand you son of a **tch!", though. Not that it's better, just that it's got some odd quality to it that I like.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:41 PM (AIJ3L)

233 It's a great time to be the detritus of the human race.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:23 PM (osklw)

Sadly, when the power turbines fail and planes fall from the sky, the X-Ray machines in our hospitals don't work, and gas distribution is at 50% of demand, these fools won't understand why!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (gSZYf)

234 In the upcoming reboot of MASH, Klinger finally gets out ofKorea..visiting brass see him wearing a dress and send him to DC to head up the Army

Posted by: Azjaeger at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (OcDiN)

235 >Chiefs will win. NFL is as rigged as the WWE, at least in the playoffs.

Posted by: brak at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (AR07F)

Would you be interested in placing a prop bet on the game?

~Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner

Posted by: Heavy Meta at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (GTqXr)

236 Don't outsource the source of your entertainment; create it yourself.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 02,

Is it time for another porn movie title thread?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (8Fdcq)

237 Bummer:

@DEADLINE
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Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (IG4Id)

238 Kill a Jew, win a prize!

'Sick Joke': UNRWA Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize and Nobody's Very Surprised

http://tinyurl.com/54kh4trj

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (FVME7)

239 What are the odds that the bulk of the white writers and directors were all in on leftist politics and diversity until they finally got to them. My response is, f**k you. You thought it was justified that other whites or conservatives get blacked balled due to politics. Well, I hope you are good at giving handies with both hands.
Posted by: Beartooth at February 02, 2024 02:13 PM (5FnZt)

Yeah, this is where I'm at with all this too. Plus they don't mention the unions they belong to and how exclusionary those are.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (BdMk6)

240 When exactly did all the lofty pronouncements morph into “Whitey needs to Die!!”; because this sentiment seems somewhat out of character from the earlier pronouncements.

it was the inevitable result of telling brown people they were owed something by virtue of their skin color; it's been building for generations
Posted by: brak at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (AR07F)
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The question is, who is going to pay them if they get rid of the white people? The Zimbabwe/South Africa conundrum.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (osklw)

241 this guy I listen to, Outlaw Bookseller, was saying that sci-fi is decimated, because women don't really write too much sci-fi, but the publishers are determined to publish women.

Funny, I was just wandering through the sci-fi section of the local Barnes + Noble, musing that it had been years since I had bought a science fiction book.

It's not just that only women get published, but the whole point of sci-fi is speculation, and you are no longer allowed to speculate.

Imagine trying to write George Alec Effinger's novels about the Budayeen now, postulating a high-tech Arab society, with all the strengths and weaknesses of an Arab society.

The screams of racism would be epic.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 02, 2024 02:32 PM (YAtuc)


There is so much old fiction (and non-fiction) out there, I don't even waste my time reading something new unless a member of the Horde recommends it, or I am familiar with the author. With a few exceptions, I pretty much confine myself to books published before 1990.

Ironically enough, I mostly skip Catholic books published between 1970 to 2000 (unless it's Popes Benedict XVI or John Paul II) because they full of heterodoxy.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (pJWtt)

242 but then again, there are no Ricardo Montalban types any longer, so would they have gotten?

It’s true. Of course they wanted to use Khan. He was awesome. But the reason he was awesome was Ricardo Montalban, and there is no replacement.

Benedict Cumberbatch was a good choice for saying, screw it, there is no Montalban anymore, let’s do something different.

That said, I agree with whoever said the best Star Trek remake is Galaxy Quest.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (EXyHK)

243 Betcha all the white writers were full on fans of diversity 10 years ago. Because they figured a token black writer is so cool and edgy and progressive. They’ll never replace me with one of theirs people right?

Ooops.

Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (YofvK)

244
I like the original better. I like Bridges but his mumbling is annoying.
Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:31 PM (MNhXM)



Bridges has been gargling on-screen with marbles and calling it acting ever since The Big Lebowski. Otherwise the Coen Bros version of True Grit definitely is a superior film. I suspect that The Duke purposely surrounded himself with shitty actors in the original film, I mean, Darby and Campbell were fucking awful.

I think Duvall snuck into the film when The Duke was out drinking or something.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (n+4am)

245 I heard she is a commie feminist. Is that correct? Le Guin I mean, not the former girlfriend.
Posted by: Chuck Martel

Commie intellectuals are what is your is mine and what is mine is mine. No different than aristocrats in the Middle Ages dealing with peasants. Privatize the gains while collectivizing the costs.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (ZcPYF)

246 237 Bummer:

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Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (IG4Id)

His arc on Arrested Development was hilarious. "You got yourself a soup!"

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (KbCG3)

247 Too bad they are not on a busy dark highway and they are all wearing black and it's a pouring rainstorm.

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (MGqzM)

248 It is against the law to ask about race and gender)let alone marital status and religion) - at least it was when I was interviewing candidates.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (Hkcdp)
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During recruiting, yes (except, IIRC, military status, which is optional but there are incentives, etc.).

Once you're an employee, however, employers *are* allowed to ask demographic survey questions so long as answering is optional and you don't use it for discrimination purposes.

I suspect that as guild members, the WGA is allowed to ask these questions (member is equivalent to "already an employee") - but the implementation is almost certainly illegal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (B2vkr)

249 @228

>>Tony Curtis would have been an interesting Trek Captain.

He would have been as out of place in the captains chair as he was in Spartacus.

Now if you wanted to do Trek as a Naked Gun Style Comedy, that may have had potential with Curtis as The Captain.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (rc3Z7)

250 Why the Hollywood sign is still standing is beyond me.
Posted by: Diogenes


When I went out to Pasadena with some friends to watch Bo and Jim Harbaugh lose the Rose Bowl in '87, we went to Hollywood. We drove all around the place at night and were never able to see that damn sign.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (9yWhg)

251 supposedly his hair inspired the "broccoli head" haircut so popular with teen boys.
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I don't know about that. I have been sampling MTV videos of Crowded House back in the 80s/90s. They seem to have beat Mahomes to the Broccoli Head Haircut.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (m5P/4)

252 "Male and Pale Is Stale:"

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The reason everything sucks is that most of the true talent in the entertainment industry has been black balled in favor of cheap knock offs.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (xw1WS)

253 Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (IG4Id)

He just did those commercials with Gronk about his Super Bowl re-kick.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (MNhXM)

254 On the West Coast, blatant racial discrimination has become completely normalized.

Portland Parks and Recreation has a limited number of spots for swim classes every summer, which are invariably oversubscribed.

Minority kids get to sign up the day before the white kids.

Completely normalized.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (YAtuc)

255 Fani is starting to spill her story. If she sez anything about me, I'll deny it.

Posted by: gp Go Brrrrrr at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (MvF+J)

256 A senior BBC employee described white people as a “barbaric bloodthirsty rapacious murderous genocidal thieving parasitical deviant breed,” while also calling the UK a “bigoted” country.
Dawn Queva, who is a scheduling coordinator at BBC Three, made the comments on her Facebook page.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 02, 2024 02:39 PM (MeG8a)

Rwanda, Cambodia and Somalia think she is missing something.

Maybe she needs a vacation to Zimbabwe to get away from the white devils.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (R/m4+)

257 I prefer House of the Devil to either X or Pearl, and I'm looking forward to this series of films he's doing being done and over with. I liked Pearl better than X. I find X to be pretty uncomfortable; I don't like the pr0n setup. I'll watch the third one when it comes out. But I'm not entirely sure why., maybe just for Mia Goth, who pushes my buttons.

Posted by: But I'm cranky and picky about movies, so what do I know at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (L81HX)

258 Schadenfreudilicious! Nice to see woke Hollywood retards being eaten by the Deibeast.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (tkR6S)

259 Imagine making a movie about a punisher-type character who traveled around helping children and stopping weirdos who were near-religiously compelled to mentally manipulate and serial remove their boy and girl bits.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (AIJ3L)

260 Sadly, when the power turbines fail and planes fall from the sky, the X-Ray machines in our hospitals don't work, and gas distribution is at 50% of demand, these fools won't understand why!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (gSZYf)
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"It's a mystery! And we have all diversity going for us, and we all know that that is a great strength!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (osklw)

261 this guy I listen to, Outlaw Bookseller, was saying that sci-fi is decimated, because women don't really write too much sci-fi, but the publishers are determined to publish women. So they publish female YA fantasy writers instead. He says there's barely any SF now, the Science-Fiction/Fantasy space is dominated by female YA fantasy writers.
Posted by: ace at February 02, 2024 02:21 PM (KRtlO)
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I found an interesting video about this phenomena that I'll be posting on the Sunday Morning Book Thread for 2/11....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (7fElN)

262 Betcha all the white writers were full on fans of diversity 10 years ago. Because they figured a token black writer is so cool and edgy and progressive. They’ll never replace me with one of theirs people right?

Ooops.
Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM

Yep, whoops, whoopsie! LOLGF

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (MGqzM)

263 "Looks Like BLS Is Faking Job Numbers to Help Bribery Biden, Just as Trump Predicted"

http://tinyurl.com/yc49n3tw

Posted by: redridinghood at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (NpAcC)

264 ... 'Sick Joke': UNRWA Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize and Nobody's Very Surprised ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (FVME7)
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I hope to never win a Nobel Peace Prize. I don't want to bring that kind of shame on my family.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (B2vkr)

265 Why the Hollywood sign is still standing is beyond me.
Posted by: Diogenes

They got rid of half of it a long time ago😀

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (MNhXM)

266 243 Betcha all the white writers were full on fans of diversity 10 years ago. Because they figured a token black writer is so cool and edgy and progressive. They’ll never replace me with one of theirs people right?

Ooops.
Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (YofvK)

Was either Carolla or Norm MacDonald (or both) that said the studios would force them to hire women and they were invariably the least talented, least funny people in the room.

Which I guess you could've guessed by the fact that the studios, ya know, forced their hiring.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (KbCG3)

267 can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?

I kind of like the Karl Urban Judge Dredd better than the Stallone one.

Posted by: Halfhand at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (Dir2i)

268 Sadly, when the power turbines fail and planes fall from the sky, the X-Ray machines in our hospitals don't work, and gas distribution is at 50% of demand, these fools won't understand why!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (gSZYf)

Who is John Galt?

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (BdMk6)

269 Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:33 PM (AcWfM)

Hey ya sweetheart. 😊

Posted by: ... at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (acnw3)

270 I have no idea what a broccoli head haircut is and I prefer to remain uninformed

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (8Fdcq)

271 But I'm not entirely sure why., maybe just for Mia Goth, who pushes my buttons.

Im a girl and she pushes mine!

how is the other movie by the House of the Devil guy... We Are Still Here?

that's on my list for next horror watch

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (AcWfM)

272 I'm all for diversity, just not diversity that gets me excluded.

In fairness, I think a lot of these people probably have very little talent.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (sX1BW)

273 Maybe she needs a vacation to Zimbabwe to get away from the white devils.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 02, 2024 02:44 PM (R/m4+)
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I hear Somalia is lovely this time of year. South Africa, too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (osklw)

274 And these people will still vote 90% Democrat. So fuck all of them, hope they starve and start sucking for $10 on Sunset.

Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (YofvK)

275 Now if you wanted to do Trek as a Naked Gun Style Comedy, that may have had potential with Curtis as The Captain.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (rc3Z7)
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James T. Kirk *was* in Airplane II as I recall...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (7fElN)

276 can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?

I kind of like the Karl Urban Judge Dredd better than the Stallone one.
Posted by: Halfhand at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (Dir2i)

I do too.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (BdMk6)

277 Was either Carolla or Norm MacDonald (or both) that said the studios would force them to hire women and they were invariably the least talented, least funny people in the room.


that had to be Norm

he was pretty open (and funny!) about ripping female comics

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (AcWfM)

278 Tony Curtis would have been an interesting Trek Captain.
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Liberace got a Star Trek cameo. He played a flaming faggot.

Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (FSdPf)

279 This brunette in a one-piece hopes that this helps hasten the demise of Hollywood over all:
https://is.gd/960g5w

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (B2vkr)

280 can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones?

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CGI has ruined movies.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (sX1BW)

281 In fairness, I think a lot of these people probably have very little talent.
Posted by: SH (no more socks) at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (sX1BW)
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If they had talent, they wouldn't need to play the "diversity" card.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (osklw)

282 Only other national Randian character (too bad Milei is Argentinian) who might have sufficient influence to encourage mass shrugging whom I can think of is possibly Elon -- who also cones off as authentic, which is what people should most crave today.

Up-and-comers include Kari Lake and Vivek.
Posted by: ShainS -- Civil War 2: 10th Amendment Revolution Boogaloo at February 02, 2024 02:40 PM (EHWsV)


Rand hated libertarians. She called them "right-wing hippies"

she wasn't wrong, you know.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (D7oie)

283 Not that it's better, just that it's got some odd quality to it that I like.

Mike Royko, June 13, 1979:

And it got even better when he stuck the reins between his teeth, drew a pistol with one hand, a repeating rifle with the other, and galloped full speed into the valley, steering his horse with his teeth and blazing away with both weapons.

At the time, a movie critic—a man in his thirties—wrote that he was so overwhelmed by that scene that he abandoned his critical poise and stood on his seat in the theater, waving his arms and screaming: “Go, John, go!”

I didn’t get quite that carried away, being of a more mature age. I simply stomped my feet and put my fingers between my teeth and whistled as loud as I could.

Foolishness? Maybe. But I hope we never become so cool, so laid back, so programmed, that nobody has that kind of foolish, odds-defying, damn-the-risk spirit.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (EXyHK)

284 James T. Kirk *was* in Airplane II as I recall...

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"No tower ..."

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (sX1BW)

285 223 Where the hell is Atlas, and why isn't he shrugging?

Posted by: 496
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Young white males with no stake in the current system are shrugging. Not joining the military, not going to 4 year colleges, not marrying AWFLs that attend such colleges and so on. Ironically this hits colleges and the military hard as colleges greater than 60 percent female fail to attract female and male students. The military gets hit double as a bit part of their recruitment is GI Bill and whites are shrugging it off.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (ZcPYF)

286 The question is, who is going to pay them if they get rid of the white people? The Zimbabwe/South Africa conundrum.
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Meh. Zimbabwe/SA didn't have Beaners. Soul Brothers are easy to get rid of. Just ask the Beaners how they do it.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (m5P/4)

287 I have no idea what a broccoli head haircut is and I prefer to remain uninformed

it's just a perm -- broccoli head is poking fun at it as it's so common these days on high school and college age boys

Posted by: brak at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (AR07F)

288 @275

>>James T. Kirk *was* in Airplane II as I recall...

Yes, but that was a nod and a wink at Star Trek, I'm talking a bout a full on Naked Gunesque Star Trek Parody with fart cushions and everything.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (rc3Z7)

289 Liberace got a Star Trek cameo. He played a flaming faggot.
Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (FSdPf)
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What range!

Now if you want to see REAL range, watch Richard Chamberlain portray a heterosexual.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (osklw)

290 The Hollywood sigh was originally Hollywoodland. And it was for a housing development or something like that. And then became an iconic thing and was never taken down.

Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (YofvK)

291 SOP is if four Hood Rats approach you for any reason in the skreet, you do the following.

1) Release the safety on your Browning.
2) Ask them "How Much?"
3) If it is more than $20.00, you say "Bitch Please" and alert their Pimp they need a little smacky whacky.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 02, 2024 02:47 PM (R/m4+)

292 CGI has ruined movies.


SH you are SO RIGHT

so I have Night Flight Plus (highly recommend btw) and have watched a lot of the stuff and down to the actual Night Flight episodes with the ads and everything

I'm in advertising and those ads bring a tear to my eye! they were so great! creative, cool, worked amazing...

CGI has destroyed creativity

btw I have so many suggestions for sidebar songs from this lol

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (AcWfM)

293 Carl Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the first four ‘Rocky’ films and appeared in ‘Predator,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Happy Gilmore’ and dozens of other films and TV shows, died Tuesday, his family announced. He was 76
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (IG4Id)
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Dang.
Used to see him at Ft Irwin and the National Training Center. As army units would go there for training before deployment to iraq or Afghanistan, he'd bring in young actors to play the roll of villagers.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (W/lyH)

294 @228

>>Tony Curtis would have been an interesting Trek Captain.

He would have been as out of place in the captains chair as he was in Spartacus.

Now if you wanted to do Trek as a Naked Gun Style Comedy, that may have had potential with Curtis as The Captain.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:43 PM (rc3Z7)


A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (pJWtt)

295 The Jacksonville Jaguars have asked FanDuel to reimburse them for some or all of the approximately $20 million in stolen proceeds a former employee lost on the site, but the company is unwilling to pay, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Amit Patel, a midlevel finance manager, has pleaded guilty to stealing $22 million through a virtual credit card system the Jaguars used for expenses. Sources with knowledge of the case told ESPN that Patel lost about $20 million of the funds on daily fantasy and sports bets at FanDuel, which had assigned him a VIP host.

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (RHGPo)

296 I'm sure it would be easy to set up a successful studio that doesn't discriminate against white people now.

You'd have to have billions to fight the lawfare but eventually once you got out of jail, I bet you could score at least a minimal profit from the Gofundme before it gets shut down.

Posted by: ... at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (acnw3)

297 What is the political demographics of these white writers? I assume it's heavily Democrap. If so, then they got what they paid for. I'm outta sympathy for leftwing Democraps who get eaten by their own kind.

White men have been getting stiffed in hiring and promotion decisions for at least 20 years. It's nothing new.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (iFTx/)

298 Bummer about Carl. RIP. Never heard shit about his politics, or run ins with the law. Please don't spoil it for me.

Posted by: DOYLE at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (Z8Yh2)

299 279 This brunette in a one-piece hopes that this helps hasten the demise of Hollywood over all:
https://is.gd/960g5w
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

She looks like she's trying not to fart.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (pi/ZK)

300 This brunette in a one-piece hopes that this helps hasten the demise of Hollywood over all:
https://is.gd/960g5w
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at

The Juts were one of the Northern European tribes to invade Britain.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (8Fdcq)

301 The question is, who is going to pay them if they get rid of the white people? The Zimbabwe/South Africa conundrum.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:42 PM (osklw)
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It isn't a conundrum at all.

You take their stuff when you kill them, then you're suddenly rich.

Don't give it any more thought than that, and don't consider any "Day 2" problems. The logic doesn't extend that far.

Day 0: Seize it
Day 1: You're rich

If anything doesn't work out, it's because you weren't complete enough during Day 0. Repeat the process.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (B2vkr)

302 277 Was either Carolla or Norm MacDonald (or both) that said the studios would force them to hire women and they were invariably the least talented, least funny people in the room.


that had to be Norm

he was pretty open (and funny!) about ripping female comics
Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (AcWfM)

Carolla.

Anyway the Studios hate Carolla . He ended up making two movies on his own which I highly recommend.

Semi RomComs.

The Hammer and Road Hard

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (MNhXM)

303 can anyone name a case where say post-2010 the newer movies are better then the older ones

Maybe Fright Night. I like both versions, but the new one may be better.

Posted by: If you like horror at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (L81HX)

304
So with all this "equity" stuff, I take it anti-discrimination laws no longer apply, correct?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (MoZTd)

305 A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop

I think you mean Jack Lemmon.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (9yWhg)

306 Carl Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the first four ‘Rocky’ films and appeared in ‘Predator,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Happy Gilmore’ and dozens of other films and TV shows, died Tuesday,

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His first death won the first battle with the communists. Maybe his actual death will lead to a real victory over the communists.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (sX1BW)

307 I heard she is a commie feminist. Is that correct? Le Guin I mean, not the former girlfriend.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at February 02, 2024 02:38 PM (fs1hN)

Le Guin was in love with a 6 syllable word when a 2 would do.

My old girlfriend was a proto-green environmentalist. Dodged that non-lead dissolveable bullet.

Posted by: Auspex at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (j4U/Z)

308 My heart is a rocky place where my fucks can find no purchase.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (aD39U)

309 is don lemon the guy from trading places?

Posted by: BlackOrchid, I meant to say at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (AcWfM)

310 now required all members to identify their race with molecular precision

.. I suggest they identify as some thing in vogue

Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (RHGPo)

311 CGI is used well once or twice a decade. The Abyss, Terminator 2, The Matrix, Inception, Edge of Tomorrow, maybe a handful of others.

Posted by: ... at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (acnw3)

312 The Jacksonville Jaguars have asked FanDuel to reimburse them for some or all of the approximately $20 million in stolen proceeds a former employee lost on the site, but the company is unwilling to pay, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Amit Patel, a midlevel finance manager, has pleaded guilty to stealing $22 million through a virtual credit card system the Jaguars used for expenses. Sources with knowledge of the case told ESPN that Patel lost about $20 million of the funds on daily fantasy and sports bets at FanDuel, which had assigned him a VIP host.
Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (RHGPo)
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Embezzlement isn't unusual.
The scale of this embezzlement raises an eyebrow. How did he steal *that* much money without getting noticed? How bad must the internal financial controls be at the Jaguars?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (B2vkr)

313 Liberace got a Star Trek cameo. He played a flaming faggot.
Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:46 PM (FSdPf)

Mr. Sandman (yes) bring us a dream
Give him a pair of eyes with a "come-hither" gleam
Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci
And lots of wavy hair like Liberace...

Posted by: The Zombie Chordettes at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (R/m4+)

314 The Jacksonville Jaguars have asked FanDuel to reimburse them for some or all of the approximately $20 million in stolen proceeds a former employee lost on the site, but the company is unwilling to pay, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Amit Patel, a midlevel finance manager, has pleaded guilty to stealing $22 million through a virtual credit card system the Jaguars used for expenses. Sources with knowledge of the case told ESPN that Patel lost about $20 million of the funds on daily fantasy and sports bets at FanDuel, which had assigned him a VIP host.
Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (RHGPo)
__________________

Would it be cruel to laugh? I don't care. I'm laughing anyway.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (osklw)

315 They wanted this, they voted for it, who are we to get in their reward's way?

Posted by: sven at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (X0I7i)

316 Young white males with no stake in the current system are shrugging. Not joining the military, not going to 4 year colleges, not marrying AWFLs that attend such colleges and so on. Ironically this hits colleges and the military hard as colleges greater than 60 percent female fail to attract female and male students. The military gets hit double as a bit part of their recruitment is GI Bill and whites are shrugging it off.
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The Wounded Warrior ads may be an IQ test for young men thinking about joining. They have to see what we see: a mangled man who was dumb enough to fight for Manhattan Privilege. Yeah, if you are totally fucked you might get a vinyl clad McMansion out in nowhere. But if you just lightly mangled you will get bumpkis.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (m5P/4)

317 263 "Looks Like BLS Is Faking Job Numbers to Help Bribery Biden, Just as Trump Predicted"

http://tinyurl.com/yc49n3tw
Posted by: redridinghood at February 02, 2024 02:45 PM (NpAcC)

ZeroHedge breaks down the jobs report. Job growth is part time jobs. It isn't pretty, as one would expect if you had a brain.

http://tinyurl.com/mrufh2ru

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (N39Ws)

318 A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (pJWtt)

Shirley, you mean Jack Lemmon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (tkR6S)

319 Shame about Carl. Just saw him with Gronk in some commercial.

Posted by: NGO CEO at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (R4t5M)

320 What are the odds that the bulk of the white writers and directors were all in on leftist politics and diversity until they finally got to them.

Yep. Tough shit. Learn to code.

I've never bought into the Right's urge to charge in, like the damn cavalry, and save people from themselves. So Hollywood sucks now and maybe collapses ? Fine by me.

Posted by: It Is What It Is at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (Y0bPE)

321 237 Bummer:

Big time Bummer!
Carl Weathers was talented...

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (VIXjN)

322 The future of entertainment is YouTube and TikTok content. Cheap to create without all the drama and politics of studios. White or POC all these writing jobs will go away soon.

Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (YofvK)

323 305 A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop

I think you mean Jack Lemmon.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (9yWhg)

Peter Falk stole it with a virtually non-speaking part.

Posted by: Auspex at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (j4U/Z)

324 off sock

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (R4t5M)

325 Where's the WHITELASH!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (63Dwl)

326 The proper response to DEI in the entertainment industry is to stop buying, renting, reading, playing, and watching anything that comes of it; e.g., movies, shows, games, music, books, all of it. It's all just a totalitarian fart cloud, anyway.

We have thousands (millions?) of pre-DEI films, books, and music to draw upon. If you can help it, never buy or rent from someone who hates you.

Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (7Cx1V)

327 Amit Patel, a midlevel finance manager, has pleaded guilty to stealing $22 million through a virtual credit card system the Jaguars used for expenses.
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Yeah. You want these guys handling your money.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (m5P/4)

328 I think you mean Jack Lemmon.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (9yWhg)


F^kc!!! you are correct. I don't know why I wrote the wrong first name.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (pJWtt)

329
The Great Race is not a "guilty pleasure". A pie-coated Natalie Wood in a corset is automatically Great Cinema.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (MoZTd)

330 Yeah, if you're White and are still giving your time, money and attention to Hollywood, Netflix, sportsball, etc., you're basically just a gigantic cuck. What else can you call it at this point? You're literally paying people who hate you to attack you, disenfranchise you, rewrite your history, subvert your society and corrupt your children.

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (0Uf+z)

331 Foolishness? Maybe. But I hope we never become so cool, so laid back, so programmed, that nobody has that kind of foolish, odds-defying, damn-the-risk spirit.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at

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Thank you for that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:53 PM (AIJ3L)

332 311 CGI is used well once or twice a decade. The Abyss, Terminator 2, The Matrix, Inception, Edge of Tomorrow, maybe a handful of others.
Posted by: ... at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (acnw3)

=======

CGI allows for increased imagination (think the giant, weird sights in Guardians of the Galaxy movies), but the impulse is to use CGI to recreate reality instead. More real things instead of more unreal things.

And then, on top of that, you have poor compositing which makes people look like they don't belong in environments, but that's been happening since they used rear-projection.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:53 PM (GBKbO)

333 312 The Jacksonville Jaguars have asked FanDuel to reimburse them for some or all of the approximately $20 million in stolen proceeds a former employee lost on the site, but the company is unwilling to pay, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN. Amit Patel, a midlevel finance manager, has pleaded guilty to stealing $22 million through a virtual credit card system the Jaguars used for expenses. Sources with knowledge of the case told ESPN that Patel lost about $20 million of the funds on daily fantasy and sports bets at FanDuel, which had assigned him a VIP host.
Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (RHGPo)
++++
Embezzlement isn't unusual.
The scale of this embezzlement raises an eyebrow. How did he steal *that* much money without getting noticed? How bad must the internal financial controls be at the Jaguars?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (B2vkr)
__________

And how bad could the guy be at betting to lose that much in such a short time? I mean, it's close to 50/50 whether you win a bet or lose, the way the lines are made. The books make it on the rake.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 02, 2024 02:53 PM (iFTx/)

334 Tony Curtis would have been an interesting Trek Captain.

I'd of liked to have seen Glen Ford.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 02:53 PM (W/lyH)

335 Carl Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the first four ‘Rocky’ films and appeared in ‘Predator,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Happy Gilmore’ and dozens of other films and TV shows, died Tuesday, his family announced. He was 76

Aww. I liked his acting a lot. I wish peace to his family and friends.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 02, 2024 02:53 PM (Odg76)

336 The Jacksonville Jaguars have asked FanDuel to reimburse them for some or all of the approximately $20 million in stolen proceeds a former employee lost on the site, but the company is unwilling to pay, ...
Posted by: SMOD at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (RHGPo)
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Of course they won't pay. Why should they? They didn't steal the money, and unless they had reason to believe that the money was stolen, they have no liability. Tough shit for the Jaguars.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:53 PM (B2vkr)

337 Amit Patel, a midlevel finance manager


I first read that as "medieval finance manager."

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (9yWhg)

338 Overwhelming libs no doubt. I think everybody, including them, should be happy that they are getting what they have been pushing.


I'd say learn to code but those jobs are all going to DEI candidates too.


Learn To Mop

Posted by: Ripley at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (JojsZ)

339 , if you're White and are still giving your time, money and attention to Hollywood, Netflix, sportsball, etc., you're basically just a gigantic cuck.
Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (0Uf+z)

But my grandpa watched sportsball with me. I’m only watching to honor him.

Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (YofvK)

340 $20M for an NFL team is what, the shoe budget for a month?

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (AIJ3L)

341 how is the other movie by the House of the Devil guy... We Are Still Here?

I have not seen that one.

Posted by: But need to at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (L81HX)

342 Don't give it any more thought than that, and don't consider any "Day 2" problems. The logic doesn't extend that far.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:49 PM (B2vkr)
____________

Ah, the old "burn the furniture to keep warm" strategy. A reflection of lack of foresight, i.e., profound stupidity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (osklw)

343 The Great Race is not a "guilty pleasure". A pie-coated Natalie Wood in a corset is automatically Great Cinema.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (MoZTd)

Natalie Wood played the sexiest role of all time in This Property is Condemned.

I’m not a big Natalie Wood fan but credit where credits due.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (MNhXM)

344 RIP Carl Weathers. Liked his work, a lot.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (1Zr/P)

345 >>>I have no idea what a broccoli head haircut is and I prefer to remain uninformed

Posted by: Northernlurker

>Thank your lucky stars very few of us had to witness Ace's Kid' n Play days when he tortured the blog with a flat top.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (EEgXH)

346 Amit Patel, a midlevel finance manager


I first read that as "medieval finance manager."
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02

Oddly enough I did too.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (8Fdcq)

347 CGI allows for increased imagination (think the giant, weird sights in Guardians of the Galaxy movies), but the impulse is to use CGI to recreate reality instead.

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That and it clutters the screen - for no purpose. Less is more is a real thing.

The CGI in the new WW2 airplane show makes it unwatchable.

Posted by: SH (no more socks) at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (sX1BW)

348
$20M for an NFL team is what, the shoe budget for a month?
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (AIJ3L)

_______

Shoe budget? It's the laces budget.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (MoZTd)

349 I'd say learn to code but those jobs are all going to DEI candidates too.
________________

"Helo world."
"Hello wurld."
"What's up, whirld."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (osklw)

350 I saw Barbaric Bloodthirsty Rapacious Murderous Genocidal Thieving Parasitical Deviant Breed open for Black Sabbath at the Satanic Temple in '79.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (FVME7)

351 We have thousands (millions?) of pre-DEI films, books, and music to draw upon. If you can help it, never buy or rent from someone who hates you.
Posted by: troyriser at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (7Cx1V)

Somebody gets it!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (tkR6S)

352 RIP Action Jackson.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (R4t5M)

353 >>This is all so Freaking ILLEGAL!

>>It is against the law to ask about race and gender)let alone marital status and religion) - at least it was when I was interviewing candidates.

Still illegal. One of the best twitter exchanges I've seen recently was Mark Cuban bragging on how he uses race and gender to help guide his hiring practices.

The Commissioner of the EEOC responded to him that what he was doing was blatantly violating black letter employment law.

That was the end of the exchange.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (LkLld)

354 Lol at the Jaguars. So any time someone steals, the victim of the theft can go to where the money was spent and demand it back? You Jags, that's not how it works.

Posted by: Montec at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (YofvK)

355 The Great Race is not a "guilty pleasure". A pie-coated Natalie Wood in a corset is automatically Great Cinema.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 02, 2024 02:52 PM (MoZTd)

Natalie Wood played the sexiest role of all time in This Property is Condemned.

I’m not a big Natalie Wood fan but credit where credits due.
Posted by: Cobalt Blue


Natalie Wood was one of Hollywood's great hotties. Too bad she was married to that houseboy-rogering Wagner freak.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (9yWhg)

356 > I have no idea what a broccoli head haircut is and I prefer to remain uninformed

Tight haircut around the sides and back, curly bush on top. It looks exactly how it sounds, like a head of broccoli.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (Odg76)

357 My heart is a rocky place where my fucks can find no purchase.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (aD39U)


Pure poetry!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (W/lyH)

358 James Stewart would have been an interesting casting for a Trek Captain. He actually commanded men in battle, and probably suffered from PTSD for a while.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (pJWtt)

359 How bad must the internal financial controls be at the Jaguars?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (B2vkr)
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COSO? What's a COSO?

Posted by: 496 at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (+mwHe)

360 "Helo world."
"Hello wurld."
"What's up, whirld."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (osklw)
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Error: Object referenced not set to the instance of an object

Posted by: DEI Java Code at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (B2vkr)

361 What's this? A Megamind sequel?! That looks like shit? That...is the opening to a new straight to streaming show? That actively chose to include clips from the actual movie highlighting how awful the new animation looks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWbYnO5VRFY

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (GBKbO)

362
Shatner made Star Trek.

Any squeeling nerd fan should accept that reality and "time-line", including the Paramount brass.

Posted by: Auspex at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (j4U/Z)

363 It was once believed that bankruptcy and depressions were caused by demons that lived as toads in people's bowels. Modern economic science has now proven that they are caused by Jews.

Posted by: Amit Patel medieval finance manager at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (aD39U)

364 349 I'd say learn to code but those jobs are all going to DEI candidates too.
________________

"Helo world."
"Hello wurld."
"What's up, whirld."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (osklw)

Done in BASIC at that.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (N39Ws)

365 I always like Carl Weathers. Good actor who played some iconic roles. Even in stupid action movies like Action Jackson he raised the level a little. Always cool and badass. Way cooler and more badass than 90% of today's black actors trying to play cool and badass.

RIP.

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (iFTx/)

366 Wow, I just realized that my movie consumption dropped off by like 90% once practical effects went away. I've never made that connection before but I bet it's related.

Also maybe related to why I like Wes Anderson's silly visual stuff.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (AIJ3L)

367 This is too obvious, but the carol burnett show crew would have made for a great star trek movie.

Posted by: Oglebay at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (ogTiX)

368 363 It was once believed that bankruptcy and depressions were caused by demons that lived as toads in people's bowels. Modern economic science has now proven that they are caused by Jews.
Posted by: Amit Patel medieval finance manager at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (aD39U)

Or gerbils

Posted by: Pete Bootyjuice at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (N39Ws)

369 But the real kicker was when one guy, who was really good at his job and had been so for a long time went tranny. Within a few months...promoted!

Someone posted last week on Twitter that tech companies are effectively pressuring their autistic male employees to become trans with these kinds of incentives. Many, many people (including myself) realized that's exactly what we've been seeing happen.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (2ocoG)

370 @332

>>And then, on top of that, you have poor compositing which makes people look like they don't belong in environments, but that's been happening since they used rear-projection.

Think of those great CG films, they used CG to enhance the practical aspects and effects of the film and not be the entire film.

And is a reason why film budgets are ballooning across the board even from ostensibly non-cg films.

For instance, instead of just shooting a night, rain scene at night and in the rain, they are shooting in the day without the rain and fixing it in post to color correct and add in digital rain, which cost significantly more to do than rent a rain truck and some lights.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (rc3Z7)

371 And how bad could the guy be at betting to lose that much in such a short time? I mean, it's close to 50/50 whether you win a bet or lose, the way the lines are made. The books make it on the rake.
Posted by: Elric Blade at February 02, 2024 02:53 PM (iFTx/)
______________

Maybe he was betting heavily on the Cleveland Browns. (It's amazing that they still have that name.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (osklw)

372 You are seeing some Asian writers cross over though. Murakami, Liu Cixin.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at

Gesundheidt !

Posted by: JT at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (T4tVD)

373 A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (pJWtt)

I consider that movie the last good story of the age of cinematic romantic innocence.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (BdMk6)

374 James Stewart would have been an interesting casting for a Trek Captain. He actually commanded men in battle, and probably suffered from PTSD for a while.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop


I could see him as Bones, and saying to Spock "Now wait just a gol-darned minute here!"

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (9yWhg)

375 We have thousands (millions?) of pre-DEI films, books, and music to draw upon. If you can help it, never buy or rent from someone who hates you.
Posted by: troyriser

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I read once that there are places online where you can watch current movies for free without even needing a streaming service.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (AIJ3L)

376 > A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.

I like that one too, though I feel no guilt about it.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (Odg76)

377 But my grandpa watched sportsball with me. I’m only watching to honor him.

Thats fixing itself. Sportsball is mostly an expression of brand loyalty. And thats dying, literally, as the brand loyal generations fade away.

Posted by: It Is What It Is at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (Y0bPE)

378 The CGI in the new WW2 airplane show makes it unwatchable.
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I noticed that in the trailer. Who wants to be nauseated watching a movie.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (m5P/4)

379 first read that as "medieval finance manager."
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02

Oddly enough I did too.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 02:54 PM (8Fdcq)

OT but Medieval is one of the words I have to think twice about when spelling.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 02:58 PM (MNhXM)

380 "You're walking down the street and suddenly you see this coming towards you. What do you do?"

Look for a pole, banister, tree, anything to grasp to keep me upright because the ground is about to liquefy beneath my feet.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel Remembers Babbitt and Perna at February 02, 2024 02:59 PM (aXxgO)

381 370 Think of those great CG films, they used CG to enhance the practical aspects and effects of the film and not be the entire film.

And is a reason why film budgets are ballooning across the board even from ostensibly non-cg films.

For instance, instead of just shooting a night, rain scene at night and in the rain, they are shooting in the day without the rain and fixing it in post to color correct and add in digital rain, which cost significantly more to do than rent a rain truck and some lights.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (rc3Z7)

========

And they reshoot it three times because reasons.

Alright, I didn't like The Shape of Water, but damn, that movie looks real good. It cost $19 million.

del Toro knows how to match practical and CGI real good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:59 PM (GBKbO)

382 So what we're doing here is practicing for a gig with the Writer's Guild.
Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:27 PM (FSdPf)

We are ?

It was a Dark and Stormy Night .....

Posted by: JT at February 02, 2024 02:59 PM (T4tVD)

383 My heart is a rocky place where my fucks can find no purchase.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 02, 2024 02:50 PM (aD39U)

_______________

Your heart needs some f*ck lichen.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 02:59 PM (osklw)

384 I've never bought into the Right's urge to charge in, like the damn cavalry, and save people from themselves. So Hollywood sucks now and maybe collapses ? Fine by me.
Posted by: It Is What It Is at February 02, 2024 02:51 PM (Y0bPE)

People are craving entertainment without all the wokeness.. Its the marketplace without social engineering involved. No?

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at February 02, 2024 02:59 PM (VIXjN)

385 OT but Medieval is one of the words I have to think twice about when spelling.
Posted by: Cobalt Blue


Me too.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (9yWhg)

386 Tight haircut around the sides and back, curly bush on top. It looks exactly how it sounds, like a head of broccoli.
Posted by: bonhomme

The hair in Masters of the Air is much too long.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (FVME7)

387 Thats fixing itself. Sportsball is mostly an expression of brand loyalty. And thats dying, literally, as the brand loyal generations fade away.

--

I've been watching college football for decades and can see it dying off, too. Maybe not commercially, but fans don't care about teams any longer since everyone is a free agent. They managed to cut their own throats when they let the kids turn pro.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (AIJ3L)

388 Shatner made Star Trek.

Any squeeling nerd fan should accept that reality and "time-line", including the Paramount brass.
__________

Written as Shatner would speak it with exaggerated gestures:

"any . . . Squealing nerd faaannn. . . should . . . ACCEPT . . . that reality and . . . TIME line, including Para. . . mount. . . brass."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (lf83v)

389 Natalie Wood was one of Hollywood's great hotties.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (9yWhg)

And a top 5 child star:

Watch "Father Was a Fullback" with Maureen O'Hara and Fred McMurray getting totally upstaged by her.

Posted by: Auspex at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (j4U/Z)

390 3 A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (pJWtt)

Wouldn't think there would be much sexual chemistry between Don and Natalie.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (8Fdcq)

391
Maybe he was betting heavily on the Cleveland Browns. (It's amazing that they still have that name.)
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

________

Then he deserves to be shot, not for stealing the money but for stealing the money to bet on the Browns.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (MoZTd)

392 On Demand has over 5000 free movies. 4000 of them are probably not worth watching.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (MNhXM)

393 Liberace got a Star Trek cameo. He played a flaming faggot.
Posted by: torabora

What episode was that?

Posted by: SFGoth at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (KAi1n)

394 So I see Fani has admitted to a "personal" relationship with her boy toy... Says it doesn't affect the case at all move along...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 02, 2024 03:01 PM (n2vyf)

395 Nude fanny

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 02, 2024 03:01 PM (pi/ZK)

396 James Stewart had severe PTSD that he never really got over. He let it show in Some of his movies.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 02, 2024 03:01 PM (1Zr/P)

397 And they reshoot it three times because reasons.

Alright, I didn't like The Shape of Water, but damn, that movie looks real good. It cost $19 million.

del Toro knows how to match practical and CGI real good.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 02:59 PM (GBKbO)
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A good director will understand the pros and cons of practical v. CGI and make strategic decisions accordingly.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 02, 2024 03:01 PM (7fElN)

398 Eh, Japan and Korea make entertaining things, and sooner or later Bollywood will break through. Hollyw6has long supported the party of outsourcing jobs oversea, and now they will get to experience that themselves.

Bad news is many of the writers and actors will be unable to learn to code. But the actors and actresses can be someone's eye candy, and many of the writers, we'll, will probably be on Welfare I gues.

Posted by: Bete at February 02, 2024 03:01 PM (BKMOA)

399 Who the hell would bet on the Browns?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 02, 2024 03:02 PM (R4t5M)

400 It was once believed that bankruptcy and depressions were caused by demons that lived as toads in people's bowels. Modern economic science has now proven that they are caused by Jews.
Posted by: Amit Patel medieval finance manager at February 02, 2024 02:56 PM (aD39U)


That reminds of an episode of a fantasy book I read decades ago (the title eludes me), where a modern man encounters a Medieval-type wizard suffering from a stomach ulcer. The modern man suggests that the wizard drink some milk.

Upon getting relief, the wizard says something like, "Ah, the bovine placidity of the milk quells the fiery dragon in my stomach."

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 03:02 PM (pJWtt)

401 I saw Barbaric Bloodthirsty Rapacious Murderous Genocidal Thieving Parasitical Deviant Breed open for Black Sabbath at the Satanic Temple in '79.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 02, 2024 02:55 PM (FVME7)


Well, they damn sure weren't the opening act for ABBA.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 03:02 PM (W/lyH)

402 So what we're doing here is practicing for a gig with the Writer's Guild.
Posted by: torabora at February 02, 2024 02:27 PM (FSdPf)
____________

So there was this interracial couple who faced opposition by both families, the Capugues and Montalets, and the couple switched their genders, and then killed themselves.

Pretty creative, huh? Whaddya think?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 03:02 PM (osklw)

403 "I'm 1/1028th Cherokee"

I'm half Dodge MaxiWagon/half AMC Pacer myself

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (FXT2u)

404 >>>Shatner made Star Trek.

Any squeeling nerd fan should accept that reality and "time-line", including the Paramount brass.

Posted by: Auspex

>Robert Conrad would have been a great James T. And it's too bad they besmirched Wild Wild West with that goofy idiot from Bel Air.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (EEgXH)

405 This is too obvious, but the carol burnett show crew would have made for a great star trek movie.

Wouldn't that basically be Galaxy Quest?

Posted by: Oddbob at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (sNc8Y)

406 390 3 A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (pJWtt)

Wouldn't think there would be much sexual chemistry between Don and Natalie.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (8Fdcq)


Jack Lemmon not Don Lemon

Posted by: Gref at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (5fDan)

407 Who the hell would bet on the Browns?
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 02, 2024 03:02 PM (R4t5M)
_____________

Amit Patel looks around sheepishly.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (osklw)

408 393 Posted by: SFGoth at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (KAi1n)

"The Squire of Gothos" erroneously,....

it LOOKS like Liberace but it is not.

Posted by: sven at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (X0I7i)

409 Natalie Wood was one of Hollywood's great hotties.

She wasn't even in the team photo of Hollywood's Greatest Swimmers.

Posted by: It Is What It Is at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (Y0bPE)

410 James Stewart had severe PTSD that he never really got over. He let it show in Some of his movies.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 02, 2024 03:01 PM (1Zr/P)

He had it but still flew a few secret missions over North Vietnam. Not as a pilot but as an observer for his expertise.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (MNhXM)

411 I just saw an ad for a race-swapped (black man and asian woman) TV series, "Mr & Mrs Smith" -- inspired by the movie of the same name featuring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI expert at February 02, 2024 03:04 PM (snyZJ)

412 The Wounded Warrior ads may be an IQ test for young men thinking about joining. They have to see what we see: a mangled man who was dumb enough to fight for Manhattan Privilege. Yeah, if you are totally fucked you might get a vinyl clad McMansion out in nowhere. But if you just lightly mangled you will get bumpkis.
Posted by: Pudinhead
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Many of those young men not joining are doing so because family members who served and screwed over are telling them not to do so.

Posted by: whig at February 02, 2024 03:04 PM (ZcPYF)

413 And this guy beat me to it...
:`^)
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111 Speaking of, I saw where they've remade Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Black dude and Asian chick.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -Beau Beau Beau, Beau Beau Iran at February 02, 2024 02:25 PM (AIJ3L)
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Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI expert at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (snyZJ)

414 Alright, I didn't like The Shape of Water
_________________

Didn't that feature Elizabeth Hurley topless? And you didn't like it??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (osklw)

415 Robert Conrad would have been a great James T. And it's too bad they besmirched Wild Wild West with that goofy idiot from Bel Air.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 02, 2024 03:03 PM (EEgXH)

Very good observation. I was trying to think of someone and he would also be my choice now that you’ve brought him up.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (MNhXM)

416 Think of those great CG films, they used CG to enhance the practical aspects and effects of the film and not be the entire film.

That's something I thought GB: Afterlife did really well. Jason Reitman insisted that everything that could be done practically be done practically, and it makes the whole thing feel far more grounded than the CGI-heavy 2016 abortion.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (2ocoG)

417 390 3 A guilty pleasure of mine is the movie, The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Don Lemon and Natalie Wood. Of course, Tony Curtis is pretty much just playing himself, and Don Lemon is a wonderfully inept "Snidely Whiplash" type character.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 02:48 PM (pJWtt)

Wouldn't think there would be much sexual chemistry between Don and Natalie.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (8Fdcq)

++++

I am sorry that Retired Buckeye Cop is getting razzed for mistakenly saying Don Lemon but the idea is pretty funny.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (7YG60)

418 Natalie Wood was one of Hollywood's great hotties.



Sadly, one of the few woods on earth that doesn't float.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (uiWTm)

419 414 Alright, I didn't like The Shape of Water
_________________

Didn't that feature Elizabeth Hurley topless? And you didn't like it??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (osklw)

=======

No, it didn't.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (GBKbO)

420 I'll drop $20 million on the Pirates to win the World Series.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (R4t5M)

421 For instance, instead of just shooting a night, rain scene at night and in the rain, they are shooting in the day without the rain and fixing it in post to color correct and add in digital rain, which cost significantly more to do than rent a rain truck and some lights.
Posted by: Thomas Bender


Worse; shooting scripts are becoming a thing of the past in favor of the evil known as 'scrapbook filmmaking.' They plan out a bunch of action sequences, have 3 or four 'writers' stitch them together, often while shooting, then have another team of editors try to make sense of the mess.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 03:06 PM (IG4Id)

422 James Stewart had severe PTSD that he never really got over. He let it show in Some of his movies.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 02, 2024 03:01 PM (1Zr/P)


True. No shame it that. We now understand that it a mental-health injury to traumatic experience. Stewart flew bombers: I'm sure he saw more than one fellow-crewman splattered all over the interior of the fuselage.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 03:06 PM (pJWtt)

423 Upon getting relief, the wizard says something like, "Ah, the bovine placidity of the milk quells the fiery dragon in my stomach."
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 03:02 PM (pJWtt)


Belching bowel bastard > stomach fiery dragon

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 03:06 PM (W/lyH)

424 The "Nu-Trek" Abrams Verse movies are all garbage and emblematic of the "ennui-engorged" fanboi bullshit that has all but killed pop culture in general and sci-fi/fantasy specifically.

Too often, it is the custom in genre fiction these days to give in to the 'fanboi' instincts by thinking that (insert favorite character/story) would be so much cooler if only it were like this (insert personality/motivation/power/plot never hinted at and often diametrically opposed to who they are or what the history is.) And then lets “Put a chick in it. Make her lame and gay.”

Nu-Trek is dreck.

Posted by: goozer at February 02, 2024 03:06 PM (zyV51)

425 399 Who the hell would bet on the Browns?
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Evidently a Pakistani playing with a Hindu's money.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 02, 2024 03:07 PM (m5P/4)

426 Wife just informed me that Carl Weathers passed away.

Fuck. R. I. P.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2024 03:07 PM (uiWTm)

427 No, it didn't.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (GBKbO)
________________

(Crosses "Shape of Water" off his viewing list.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 03:07 PM (osklw)

428 I am sorry that Retired Buckeye Cop is getting razzed for mistakenly saying Don Lemon but the idea is pretty funny.
Posted by: washrivergal at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (7YG60)


What can I say, I'm only 29! The senility, she's coming a bit early.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 02, 2024 03:07 PM (pJWtt)

429 Nu-Trek is dreck.
Posted by: goozer at February 02, 2024 03:06 PM (zyV51)



I liked the casting.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 02, 2024 03:07 PM (aD39U)

430 Didn't that feature Elizabeth Hurley topless? And you didn't like it??
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (osklw)

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No, it didn't.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, having ranked the Frank Capra movies at February 02, 2024 03:05 PM (GBKbO)
***

Explains why I didn't watch it.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 03:07 PM (W/lyH)

431 370 @332

>>And then, on top of that, you have poor compositing which makes people look like they don't belong in environments, but that's been happening since they used rear-projection.

Think of those great CG films, they used CG to enhance the practical aspects and effects of the film and not be the entire film.

And is a reason why film budgets are ballooning across the board even from ostensibly non-cg films.

For instance, instead of just shooting a night, rain scene at night and in the rain, they are shooting in the day without the rain and fixing it in post to color correct and add in digital rain, which cost significantly more to do than rent a rain truck and some lights.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:57 PM (rc3Z7)


Yeah. If you watch the full credits for all big budget movies nowadays, there's always 8-12 imagery outfits, each with no less than a dozen names, several with 50+ names credited.

Posted by: Gref at February 02, 2024 03:08 PM (5fDan)

432 I mean, it's close to 50/50 whether you win a bet or lose, the way the lines are made. The books make it on the rake.

The lines aren't set to predict the final score. A perfect line for the sportsbook would have 50% of the money bet on each team. Zero chance to lose. Pay the winners with the losers money and keep the 10% vig from the losers. It's not a 50/50 chance for the bettor on any particular bet.

Posted by: Chuck C at February 02, 2024 03:08 PM (xttsV)

433 The shape of water is the shape of the interior of whatever vessel contains the water. There. Saved you two hours or so of sitting through a shitty movie.

You. Are. Welcome.

Posted by: It Is What It Is at February 02, 2024 03:08 PM (Y0bPE)

434 421 For instance, instead of just shooting a night, rain scene at night and in the rain, they are shooting in the day without the rain and fixing it in post to color correct and add in digital rain, which cost significantly more to do than rent a rain truck and some lights.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Worse; shooting scripts are becoming a thing of the past in favor of the evil known as 'scrapbook filmmaking.' They plan out a bunch of action sequences, have 3 or four 'writers' stitch them together, often while shooting, then have another team of editors try to make sense of the mess.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2024 03:06 PM (IG4Id)

One thing that is much better is the digital backgrounds and overlays whereas they were actually painted in the olden days.

Posted by: Cobalt Blue at February 02, 2024 03:08 PM (MNhXM)

435 Han shot first.

Posted by: DOYLE at February 02, 2024 03:08 PM (Z8Yh2)

436 @424
Nothing about Nu-Kirk conveyed calm in the face of adversity or competent leadership. He should've got the entire crew killed in the first movie.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI expert at February 02, 2024 03:09 PM (snyZJ)

437 New Magnificent 7 was no where near as good.
There are good remakes, just far and few

Posted by: Skip at February 02, 2024 03:10 PM (fwDg9)

438 429 Nu-Trek is dreck.
Posted by: goozer at February 02, 2024 03:06 PM (zyV51)


I liked the casting.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 02, 2024 03:07 PM (aD39U)
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Alice Eve... 100%

Everyone else... meh

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI expert at February 02, 2024 03:10 PM (snyZJ)

439 Carl Weathers - Born January 14, 1948.
Passed February 1st, 2024.

Those "born" dates in obituaries are starting to get closer and closer to mine.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2024 03:11 PM (uiWTm)

440 330 Yeah, if you're White and are still giving your time, money and attention to Hollywood, Netflix, sportsball, etc., you're basically just a gigantic cuck. What else can you call it at this point? You're literally paying people who hate you to attack you, disenfranchise you, rewrite your history, subvert your society and corrupt your children.

---

Couldn't have said it better myself. Extremely turned off by the NFL, and College sports. I used to go to the movies about every other week, I haven't been to a theater in about 5 years

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 02, 2024 03:11 PM (xw1WS)

441 Friend of mine was a B-52 driver. He had BG Stewart along for an inspection ride once. Said he was very quiet, unassuming, and genuinely a nice guy plus a fine officer. His office had a great photo of Stewart posing with the crew after the flight.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 03:11 PM (W/lyH)

442 Those "born" dates in obituaries are starting to get closer and closer to mine.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 02, 2024 03:11 PM (uiWTm)


No kidding.
Time to tap into the 401's.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 03:13 PM (W/lyH)

443 "Wife just informed me that Carl Weathers passed away."

Who is that and what is this person famous/infamous for?
How did this person effect your life?

Posted by: Unofficial AoSHQ Obituary and death notice copy editing department at February 02, 2024 03:14 PM (89Sog)

444 Time to tap into the 401's.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 03:13 PM (W/lyH)


And quickly before they start to tax "unrealized gains" to cover unexpected costs of illegals!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 02, 2024 03:15 PM (5kdlS)

445 The WGA's new qualifications for writers means that there shouldn't be any shortage of eligible people to do the inevitable Epstein movie.

Maybe Bryan Singer is available...

Posted by: Malicious Compliance at February 02, 2024 03:16 PM (OBuuS)

446 The Abrams Star Trek movies are sh$t because he obviously hates Kirk and loves Spock.

They made a good team before Abrams because they had complimentary strengths. However, in Abrams version Spock is both cerebral, sensitive, and bad$$ - he saves Kirk when Kirk pops off and does something reckless. Not seemingly reckless but actually strategically daring - just stupid, emotional Kirk gets in trouble and must be saved by Spock. The one time Spock messed up in the first movie is when he has a tantrum and lashes out at Kirk - again, completely out of character.

As Crical Drinker said of the latest Trek show: they no longer know how to write adult characters having mature, thoughtful discussions where each can express disagreement with the other while acknowledging they understand their point of view. Just immature hothead emoting, yelling at each other and swaggering.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 02, 2024 03:16 PM (Hkcdp)

447 441 Friend of mine was a B-52 driver. He had BG Stewart along for an inspection ride once. Said he was very quiet, unassuming, and genuinely a nice guy plus a fine officer. His office had a great photo of Stewart posing with the crew after the flight.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2024 03:11 PM (W/lyH)

+++

I am not really one for bios of actors but I do remember reading once about Stewart. He said he had a policy of whatever room he walked into he would leave it just a bit cleaner when he walked out. I think it says something about his character so it does not surprise me how nice and unassuming he was.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 02, 2024 03:20 PM (7YG60)

448 How did this person effectaffect your life?

Posted by: You call yourself an editor? at February 02, 2024 03:31 PM (zdLoL)

449 "Wife just informed me that Carl Weathers passed away."
Who is that...?"

She's a real nice looking older lady who sleeps with me,
but that's not important right now.

Posted by: Way,Way Downriver at February 02, 2024 03:35 PM (zdLoL)

450 The excuse is always, We needed a different "balance" in the room. Look, I get it. And I'm all for diversity in this business.

BOO HOO. You are all for the hammer that is hitting you in the nuts. You're a writer. Look up "irony."

Posted by: Fat Jonah from Krypton at February 02, 2024 03:40 PM (PwP1X)

451 I was thinking the other day.
How hard would it be for the left to create an private app or
semi social media privy only to the chosen few to avoid detection. Does anyone remember EVERY democrat being photographed/filmed from 2000 to 2016 displaying pursed lips and wrinkled chin,,, HELLO>> Having the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg on speed dial how hard could it be. One sure give away is how the hell do they communicate all the daily talking points to the media outlets? Im right and I know it. Hillary's server was a fuck up by an outsider wannabe inisider.

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at February 02, 2024 03:43 PM (VIXjN)

452 Thank you ever so much for that 'vid' of 'members of congress' (the 'c' is intentionally lowercase 'cos it references a 'congress' of a diff'rent sort). I am now quite blind and have reverted to my touch-typing skillz (which are quite mad, btw) to get this msg out to the whirled ...

Posted by: Dr_No at February 02, 2024 03:47 PM (ayRl+)

453 RIP Carl Weathers

The man was a star, he should have been a superstar.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 02, 2024 04:08 PM (xcxpd)

454 Boo hoo! The monsters we helped create are eating us!

Someone rescue us from the inevitable conclusions to our world view!

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 02, 2024 04:13 PM (qWIl9)

455 It’s almost as if they don’t want people to watch television or movies anymore.

Posted by: Eastwood Ravine at February 02, 2024 04:19 PM (LCD0u)

456 I throw pigs blood on them and wait for Hamas to try to rescue them. Recording their pathetic cries to strangers to ignore the blood and not shoot them.

Posted by: Sanitybreak2 at February 02, 2024 04:22 PM (p3h9z)

457 Another aspect of the degradation of culture is, when was the last essential/classic book written?

The 80's? 90's? I can't really think of anything in the last 20 years that I would deem essential or classic.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 02, 2024 02:15 PM (rc3Z7)

I used to not get why in the time after the Roman Empire started and after the Classical era from maybe 1 AD on there were so few books discussed or known of -- obviously a lot were lost but the references and quotes of other worlds dry up a lot. Now I do get it

Posted by: Oldcat at February 02, 2024 04:25 PM (eoQWY)

458 I was thinking the other day.
How hard would it be for the left to create an private app or
semi social media privy only to the chosen few to avoid detection. Does anyone remember EVERY democrat being photographed/filmed from 2000 to 2016 displaying pursed lips and wrinkled chin,,, HELLO>> Having the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg on speed dial how hard could it be. One sure give away is how the hell do they communicate all the daily talking points to the media outlets? Im right and I know it. Hillary's server was a fuck up by an outsider wannabe inisider.
Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn It! at February 02, 2024 03:43 PM (VIXjN)

Well they used to have an email list for the elect press, nowadays they likely just use Twitter.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 02, 2024 04:27 PM (eoQWY)

459 Yeah. If you watch the full credits for all big budget movies nowadays, there's always 8-12 imagery outfits, each with no less than a dozen names, several with 50+ names credited.
Posted by: Gref at February 02, 2024 03:08 PM (5fDan)

And it still isn't enough, because with all the reshooting and late changes a panic squad of CGI heads have to work in a death march situation on a tight schedule. This is how a crappy Disney movie can cost 300 million and still look terrible.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 02, 2024 04:35 PM (eoQWY)

460 Maybe he was betting heavily on the Cleveland Browns. (It's amazing that they still have that name.)
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 02, 2024 03:00 PM (MoZTd)

It is the law that they had the name. When Art Model, who fired Paul Brown who had founded the team decided to bolt for Baltimore it was made a law that the name and records stayed in Ohio. The team that left took u the name Baltimore Ravens. Paul Brown started a new NFL team in Cincinnati in the AFL which merged with the NFL. A few years later Cleveland got a new Browns team, and the NFL made sure all three of them are in the same division so the family feud gets played out 6 games every year.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 02, 2024 04:44 PM (eoQWY)

461 The left shows its true Intollerence of Conservatives anyway they can

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 02, 2024 05:09 PM (wGqjj)

462 Race: FU
Gender Expression: FU
Sexuality: F not U
Neurodivergence: FU
Mental Illness: FU

(Video) What would I do? Get several strong ropes. And give them the anti-Tory treatment.

Posted by: GWB at February 02, 2024 05:15 PM (32nmx)

463 If I saw Hollywood white male writers are getting what they voted for, am I mean?
And to last question, depends on if I am in a tank or an F 150.
Tank could handle them, F 150 probably couldn't.

Posted by: jimmymcnulty at February 02, 2024 11:04 PM (BJgzI)

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