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They Can't Stop

America's media complex is a vast system committed solely and entirely to the purpose of creating artistically and creatively bankrupt propaganda. Shocking, I know. There have been some signs of a grudging acknowledgment of Hollywood failure recently, from Marvel's "retooling" to Amazon deciding that the audience's preferences might matter after all. There are some signs of that complex showing some stress fractures under the weight of years of catastrophic financial losses. "News" aside, there have been some potential signs of change out of "entertainment."

If you're in the "watch it burn" camp and hoping for continued self-immolation, though, don't worry. Feel free to sleep easy. Despite the recent evidence of some reconsideration within the industry, there is far too much in the pipeline and far too many true believers within the studios for change to come quickly enough to matter. As I was wandering around trailers and releases recently, I came across a true gem that serves as a case study for what's wrong with Hollywood.

The new product is called "Girls on the Bus," and will be airing on Max (formerly known as HBO Max) next month. If the trailer (also embedded below) is anything to go by, it's going to be a stupendous stinker. "Girls on the Bus" looks to be a grrrl power take on campaign coverage. It follows a group of four professional women while they "Sex and the City" it up as groupies - excuse me, I mean "journalists" - embedded in a presidential campaign. The trailer hits all the high points. If you watch it, you'll be treated to plenty of teases about "Our Democracy," racist conservatives, meaningless trysts, alcohol abuse by professional women, etc. - and it's all presented as glamorous. It is also, of course and not by coincidence, coming out in an election year.

The show is based on a book called "Chasing Hillary," written by a woman embedded in Clinton's campaigns. The book came out a couple of years after the 2016 election, and is apparently something of a self-laudatory celebration of herself and her time on the campaign trail and the highs and travails of modern journalism and journalists. Hooray. I think I'll give it a miss. It does, however, sound like prime fodder for a Hollywood that just can't help itself.

The industry machinations to make this program come to fruition are themselves somewhat notable. This adaptation started on Netflix, but that company dropped it. It then moved to the bastion of high-quality American prestige television: The CW. Even The CW - the dregs network of American television that brought out such trash as "Batwoman" - didn't finish this one. But this show is "important" or something and mustn't be allowed to die. It was canceled at The CW and moved to Max. This may have something to do with Warner Bros. Discovery selling off The CW, but I am not sure. It doesn't matter.

Several years and three networks later, this celebration of slutty propagandists shilling for Democrat candidates while destroying their own lives presented through a lens of glamorous and meaningful "work hard, play hard" freedom fighting and truthiness will finally be released. The bottom tier of the entertainment press is trying to prime the pump for it among the only audience a program like this could ever have: self-impressed AWFL activists. Per The Mary Sue, this show appears to hit the high points that really matter:

This series looks like a blast and falls into my favorite genre of Max show: Four Ladies Doing Things (see Sex and the City, Girls, The Sex Lives of College Girls, And ... Just Like That, etc.).
"Four ladies doing things." What an endorsement.

As Hollywood continues to fail to find the much-discussed "Contemporary Audience" it craves, it will continue to make shows like this one - predictable failures aimed at a hypothetical audience but that push propaganda to the redline. They must make these shows. Hollywood pathology demands it.


Posted by: Joe Mannix at 11:00 AM




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1 Thank you!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2024 11:01 AM (a1415)

2 And it will bomb and it will be all our fault. Again.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at February 28, 2024 11:02 AM (XPM1I)

3 Heh. I just watched Disparu's teardown of this silliness yesterday.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:02 AM (VoAdT)

4 What a shame!

Posted by: MkY at February 28, 2024 11:03 AM (zpWLJ)

5 "Chasing Hillary,"

With tar and feathers

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 28, 2024 11:03 AM (ENQN6)

6 The new product is called "Girls on the Bus,"

I think I've already seen this series on Pr0nhub.

Posted by: spindrift at February 28, 2024 11:03 AM (2IVCa)

7 yawn

Posted by: caf at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (/+mVZ)

8 I don't watch much of this stuff....it's not entertaining.

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (AwYPR)

9 Looks. . . AWFL!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (6IDWi)

10 "Chasing Hillary,"

Chapter 3: There Be Bollards

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (ENQN6)

11 "Watch four women suck at their jobs and suck at life and generally be a bunch of dissipated slatterns and then act like the world is holding them back because Hooray Women."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (VoAdT)

12 This series looks like a blast and falls into my favorite genre of Max show: Four Ladies Doing Things (see Sex and the City, Girls, The Sex Lives of College Girls, And ... Just Like That, etc.).


Ahem.

Posted by: The Real Ho's of Atlanta at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (aD39U)

13 Bang Bus >> Girls on the Bus

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (ENQN6)

14 "Ladies" doing "things".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (nC+QA)

15 I think I've already seen this series on Pr0nhub.
Posted by: spindrift at February 28, 2024 11:03 AM (2IVCa)
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I guarantee you that whatever you saw had better writing than and was overall superior to this. I haven't seen this (nobody has, since it isn't out yet), but I am perfectly comfortable betting everything on it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (HnUIn)

16 And "girls?"

They are years past girlhood.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (6IDWi)

17 Four ladies doing things.

Flying planes into buildings?

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (yOPHD)

18 Two girls one bus = two girls one cup ?

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (oyVa+)

19 Short Bus >> Girls on the Bus

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (ENQN6)

20 "Watch four women suck at their jobs and suck at life and generally be a bunch of dissipated slatterns and then act like the world is holding them back because Hooray Women."
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (VoAdT)
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I wish I had put it that well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (HnUIn)

21 The Chosen.

Posted by: Come and see at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (NBVIP)

22 "Boys On The Bus" was about a bunch of queers.

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (AwYPR)

23 My entertainment is women's curling and pronhub. Hollywood can GFT.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (eYF7X)

24 Nancy Mace will come.

Posted by: Steiner at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (aD39U)

25 The movie looks like a dumpster fire, but Carla Gugino.....
*Mwaaahhhhh, chef's kiss*

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:06 AM (CsUN+)

26 Bet all the girls on the bus bang a Chad or two and then regret it afterward in some angsty confessional where it empowers eachto bang like a man.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 28, 2024 11:06 AM (OiAR7)

27 Lazy debauched whore television. It's a genre.

Posted by: Oh what a wonderful world at February 28, 2024 11:06 AM (h+Z2d)

28 Commenting present

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2024 11:06 AM (RyHSl)

29 Any of you guys stopped putting that gooey, blob like shit in your coffee?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (pohLc)

30 And it will bomb and it will be all our fault. Again.

I can live with that.

Also, it goes my quickly, but there's a little girl on girl action, because, you know, edgy.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (CsUN+)

31 Didn't even watch the trailer but lemme guess, the black chick is the one who's always right about everything, isn't she?

Posted by: Oddbob at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (sNc8Y)

32 The new product is called "Girls on the Bus,"

I think I've already seen this series on Pr0nhub.


That's "Bang Bus"

Posted by: Official AoD Pr0n Historian at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (xttsV)

33 26 Bet all the girls on the bus bang a Chad or two and then regret it afterward in some angsty confessional where it empowers eachto bang like a man.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 28, 2024 11:06 AM (OiAR7)

They all bang the same Chad.

That's what people in the industry call "plot".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (VoAdT)

34 "Nancy Mace will come."

Bobby, bring the kids in, and close the damn windows.

Posted by: Nancy's neighbor at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (a1415)

35 Even the Tooth Fairy?P
Thank you, Joe Biden!

http://tinyurl.com/99kbn26c
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

I don't care. The Tooth Fairy is just another camouflaged commie redistribution scheme.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (FVME7)

36 "Chasing Hillary,"

Chapter 3: There Be Bollards

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (ENQN6)

Heh.

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (AwYPR)

37 As Hollywood continues to fail to find the much-discussed "Contemporary Audience" it craves, it will continue to make shows like this one - predictable failures aimed at a hypothetical audience but that push propaganda to the redline. They must make these shows. Hollywood pathology demands it.

Would importing MORE third-world immigrants help? They need to hear the girl-boss message more than anyone, to fight their inherent, patriarchal beliefs and cultural norms!!!

Posted by: Rabid Leftist Show Producer at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (JCZqz)

38 The new product is called "Girls on the Bus,"
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I think I've already seen this series on Pr0nhub.


Bus, train, whatevs.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (sNc8Y)

39 They all bang the same Chad.

That's what people in the industry call "plot".
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (VoAdT)



A love pentagon, if you will.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (aD39U)

40 "Because the state of American politics is the state of our lives."


Yeah, you're doing it wrong.
You are unmoored and think this is how everyone else lives. No wait, scratch that -- you know normies *don't* live and die on the latest political whatever, and you hate them for that emotional stability, sanity and solid values.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (6IDWi)

41 But is it stunning and brave?

Posted by: Doof at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (JunzL)

42 Posted by: Official AoD Pr0n Historian at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (xttsV)
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Man, this place has everything.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (HnUIn)

43 There are so many great thriller books out there that could be made into good and profitable movies. Many recent works by Dean Koontz come to mind. He even had a series featuring a strong and dangerous woman who was former FBI. But with rare exceptions (Terminal List), Hollywood will not touch these stories. Do they have an aversion to making money?

Posted by: Martin Tell at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (6Iip2)

44 A love pentagon, if you will.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (aD39U)

Heh.

A spin-off of four trannies following around a flag officer...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (VoAdT)

45 Would importing MORE third-world immigrants help? They need to hear the girl-boss message more than anyone, to fight their inherent, patriarchal beliefs and cultural norms!!!
Posted by: Rabid Leftist Show Producer at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (JCZqz)
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No.

But importing foreign media products might help. Help speed your demise, I mean.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (HnUIn)

46 Girls on the Bus

Do they do round and round ?

Posted by: JT at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (T4tVD)

47 37 As Hollywood continues to fail to find the much-discussed "Contemporary Audience" it craves, it will continue to make shows like this one - predictable failures aimed at a hypothetical audience but that push propaganda to the redline. They must make these shows. Hollywood pathology demands it.

Would importing MORE third-world immigrants help? They need to hear the girl-boss message more than anyone, to fight their inherent, patriarchal beliefs and cultural norms!!!
Posted by: Rabid Leftist Show Producer at February 28, 2024 11:08 AM (JCZqz)

The pathetic thing is that there are people who will pretend to love it and say it's the most important thing ever, just so that they can judge anyone who doesn't watch it as evil and possibly even a *GASP* Nazi.

Posted by: XTC at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (sm6Pk)

48 A spin-off of four trannies following around a flag officer...
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (VoAdT)
++++
I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE!

Posted by: David "Lucky Pierre" French at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (HnUIn)

49 Any of you guys stopped putting that gooey, blob like shit in your coffee?
Posted by: Xipe Totec


No, but I did stop doing this to my blueberries.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (9yWhg)

50 But is it stunning and brave?

Would you settle for a slight nudge and ambivalence?

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (CsUN+)

51 So, jokes about the Reagan economy (it was good), conservatism, no doubt Fox News, all in the trailer. Hard pass.

Posted by: PJ at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (G1dq6)

52 Hiya Mannix !

Posted by: JT at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (T4tVD)

53 Girls on the Bus, more women who you wouldn't want to be friends with and who are so unlikable and slutty that you couldn't trust them around your husband...or son.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (JeYYB)

54 Any of you guys stopped putting that gooey, blob like shit in your coffee?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (pohLc)


Ummmm - I don't think those words mean what you intend them to mean

Posted by: Doof at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (JunzL)

55 14 "Ladies" doing "things".
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
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I suspect that they ain't no ladies in conventional terms.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (hKOIV)

56 I see the next Yellowstone is set during WWII.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (FVME7)

57 The other funny thing about this modern "feminism" is how often they take boys things and turn them into girls things. Its all derivative. Looking at you sassy girl statue taunting the bull of wall street.

Why is all this modern feminism just taking things guys do putting girls in it and making it lame...looking at you lady Ghostbusters.

Can you please cone up with your own ideas instead of riding mail coattails...looking at you hillary.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (OiAR7)

58 So, jokes about the Reagan economy (it was good), conservatism, no doubt Fox News, all in the trailer. Hard pass.
Posted by: PJ at February 28, 2024 11:10 AM (G1dq6)
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But you seem to be disregarding their refreshing, sexually-liberated liaisons in bathroom stalls!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (HnUIn)

59 The book came out a couple of years after the 2016 election, and is apparently something of a self-laudatory celebration of herself and her time on the campaign trail and the highs and travails of modern journalism and journalists.

I suppose "I Toured The Country As A Drunken Whore To Extol Truthiness While Failing To Notice That Everyone Hated The Witch I Was Covering" was too on-the-nose.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (1Z8zZ)

60 Any of you guys stopped putting that gooey, blob like shit in your coffee?

Pronhub has videos about this.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (eYF7X)

61 Have the big networks ever met any great women?

Apparently no.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (JeYYB)

62 I have to wonder - do the people that produce this shit, the camera operators and sound guys and such, understand in real time just how bad it is ?

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (XShg/)

63 So, jokes about the Reagan economy

Seriously? I would doubt anyone in their target audience knows who Reagan was.

Might as well crack wise about Calvin Coolidge.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (aD39U)

64 of you guys stopped putting that gooey, blob like shit in your coffee?
Posted by: Xipe Totec


No, but I did stop doing this to my blueberries.
==4
Solve for euphemisms. Go

Posted by: Oh what a wonderful world at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (h+Z2d)

65 In 1969, BBC had lighthearted series called "Take Three Girls," with Pentangle's "Light Flight" as its theme song. Three girls.

So that's just how bad the inflation has gotten now.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (zdLoL)

66 Looks like plenty of opportunity for sequels.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (a1415)

67 As I contemplate approaching age 29, I get more and more creeped out by how much we are expected to watch TV.

I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (0WmIo)

68 Hollywood pigs shocked old shows are beating the new shit:

https://youtu.be/p79ioDrN4ao?si=K-z1-uxIvoX2Za9K

Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (t4eFS)

69 53 Girls on the Bus, more women who you wouldn't want to be friends with and who are so unlikable and slutty that you couldn't trust them around your husband...or son.
Posted by: Seems Legit
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Probably daughter as well.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (hKOIV)

70 "Girls on the Bus"

The "Pass Around Patty" of garbage TV.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (Q4IgG)

71 "Women can do everything men do, but better!"

Except be shown farting on camera or sitting down to take a shit on camera.

Come on, where's the bathroom equality, AWFLs?

Posted by: XTC at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (sm6Pk)

72 But importing foreign media products might help. Help speed your demise, I mean.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

We're doing our part!

Posted by: Manga and Anime, destroying their Western counterparts at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (JCZqz)

73 I have to wonder - do the people that produce this shit, the camera operators and sound guys and such, understand in real time just how bad it is ?
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (XShg/)
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Maybe, I dunno. I suspect most of them become sort of inured to it.

For a brief period (less than a year), I was a cameraman for a local news outfit. I would sort of just tune it out and listen for the director to call a change in my headset.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (HnUIn)

74 So, jokes about the Reagan economy

Seriously? I would doubt anyone in their target audience knows who Reagan was.

Might as well crack wise about Calvin Coolidge.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (aD39U)

My thought, exactly.

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (AwYPR)

75 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (T4tVD)

76 For my part, I'm delighted. I hope they keep up flushing money from their leftwing sugar daddies down the commode.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (CwhoI)

77 I suspect that they ain't no ladies in conventional terms.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (hKOIV)

Precisely.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (nC+QA)

78 The girls on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The girls on the bus go round and round
All through the town

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (u73oe)

79 I'm still trying to recover from the Obama's seriously awful Netflix movie, which Mrs. Chipmunk and I watched without knowing Barack and Big Mike produced. We were both having more fun yelling at the screen than watching the actual movie. It didn't ever really start, it didn't go anywhere, then it was over. It introduced mystery after mystery without answering any questions. It did everything it could to vilify the members of the white protagonist family. Then the credits rolled and we saw Barack and Moose credited as Producers... and then everything made sense.

I understand they have a few more in the pipeline. Ugh.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (AD14M)

80 ""Women can do everything men do, but better!" "

Explain to me, Batman...why is it that in sports, the best women seem to be men?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (a1415)

81 62 I have to wonder - do the people that produce this shit, the camera operators and sound guys and such, understand in real time just how bad it is ?
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality
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They get paid just like the people filming pron. Fortunately for them, no Baldwin on the set to shoot at them.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (hKOIV)

82 Hollywood pigs shocked old shows are beating the new shit: [/

The last show I watched on network TV was BBT. I literally never even glance at their offerings, because they're such a waste of time and uniformly awful.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (CsUN+)

83 Four Girls, One Bus.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Ready for the Cart at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (xPJvm)

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (CsUN+)

85 Might as well crack wise about Calvin Coolidge.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover walk into a bar...

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (9yWhg)

86 I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?

dopamine addiction -- made 1000x worse now than it was in just the tv days by zombie scrolling short videos on social media

Posted by: brak at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (25k9m)

87 This movie has the feel of the all-girl Ghostbusters written all over it.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 28, 2024 11:14 AM (hWxEy)

88 I see the next Yellowstone is set during WWII.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (FVME7)


So Beth's great grandma will act like a badass because her daddy is powerful?

Posted by: Doof at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (JunzL)

89 63 Seriously? I would doubt anyone in their target audience knows who Reagan was.

Might as well crack wise about Calvin Coolidge.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:11 AM (aD39U)

You'd think they wouldn't know, but no. They've all been programmed to think of him and Thatcher as the Demons who dared stand against the Virtuous Soviets.

Posted by: XTC at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (sm6Pk)

90 The girls on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The girls on the bus go round and round
All through the town
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM


Replace 'round' with 'down' and I suspect it will be more accurate.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (5sOEG)

91 80 ""Women can do everything men do, but better!" "

Explain to me, Batman...why is it that in sports, the best women seem to be men?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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Why can't a woman be more like a man?

Posted by: Prof Henry Higgins at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (hKOIV)

92 For my part, I'm delighted. I hope they keep up flushing money from their leftwing sugar daddies down the commode.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 28, 2024 11:13 AM (CwhoI)
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I go back and forth on it. I'd like to see our cultural products not suck and push horrible messages 100% of the time.

But then, they're also shoveling money into cash furnaces in a manner that is hugely destructive to their entire awful industry.

I feel like the meme of the guy in front of two buttons.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (HnUIn)

93 The movie looks like a dumpster fire, but Carla Gugino.....

Carla Gugino was already looking pretty rough during her stint in Entourage, fifteen years ago.

Posted by: spindrift at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (2IVCa)

94 I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (0WmIo)

So we don't burn the cities/overthrow the gov.?

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (AwYPR)

95 Replace 'round' with 'down' and I suspect it will be more accurate.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (5sOEG)

I don't know. A couple of 'em look pretty fucking round to me.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (VoAdT)

96 "Our democracy is at stake."

"Which is no reason not to act like freshman frat bros."

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (KbCG3)

97 >>I have to wonder - do the people that produce this shit, the camera operators and sound guys and such, understand in real time just how bad it is ?

Hubby's good friend from HS is a cameraman, has worked on all sorts of things - music videos, tv shows, movies of range of budget/prestige, commercials. We asked him this and his response: OH YES, we know when we're working in something bad and you just have to get through it.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (6IDWi)

98


The most important question about The Girls is bush, landing strip, or hardwood?

Posted by: Zombie Charles de Gaulle at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (HRQvT)

99 55 14 "Ladies" doing "things".
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
=======
I suspect that they ain't no ladies in conventional terms.
Posted by: whig

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Lady penis at February 28, 2024 11:16 AM (JCZqz)

100 There are two phases for shows like this once it gets crap ratings:

Phase 1: That's okay, this show isn't for you.

Phase 2: Why aren't you pigs watching?!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:16 AM (KbCG3)

101 86 I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?
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Well, did you know the tree trunks discovered in the swamp on Oak Island date to the 1200s? This is when they were cut down. This is news.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 28, 2024 11:16 AM (hWxEy)

102 ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫

The girls on the bus go up and down
Up and down
Up and down
The girlls on the bus go up and down
Same as in town...

Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2024 11:17 AM (991eG)

103 The most important question about The Girls is bush, landing strip, or hardwood?
Posted by: Zombie Charles de Gaulle at February 28, 2024 11:15 AM (HRQvT)

Vulcanized Ribbed Aisle Matting

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:17 AM (VoAdT)

104 Maybe, I dunno. I suspect most of them become sort of inured to it.

For a brief period (less than a year), I was a cameraman for a local news outfit. I would sort of just tune it out and listen for the director to call a change in my headset.


I imagine it's like being a surgeon. You're so focused on doing things correctly that you don't have time to think about the fact that you've got your hands wrist-deep in someone's body.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:17 AM (CsUN+)

105 Carla Gugino was already looking pretty rough during her stint in Entourage, fifteen years ago.

Ask me why I took my kids to the craptastic Spy Kids sequels.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (sNc8Y)

106 There's a book called Chasing Hillary?

How has no one written the obvious companion, Chucking Hillary?

The shoe on the ground as a cover would earns millions on its own.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (KbCG3)

107 67 As I contemplate approaching age 29, I get more and more creeped out by how much we are expected to watch TV.

I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice
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Well, The Jam has you covered about entertainment without TV, "That's Entertainment"
https://youtu.be/m-H0uIH5HHQ

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (hKOIV)

108 Since this is a movie thread, one of my kids said she saw Sylvester Stallone across the street from her apartment yesterday in small town Ahia - he was filming something down the block.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (T+Iwg)

109 Except be shown farting on camera or sitting down to take a shit on camera.

Come on, where's the bathroom equality, AWFLs?
Posted by: XTC at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (sm6Pk)


Boss babes don't have time to sit to shit. They just drop trou and shoot out a chocolate missile and go on about their day. Turns out most of them work at the EPA.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (1Z8zZ)

110 I imagine it's like being a surgeon. You're so focused on doing things correctly that you don't have time to think about the fact that you've got your hands wrist-deep in someone's body.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:17 AM (CsUN+)

Man, sounds just like a job interview for a senate staffer.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (VoAdT)

111 A couple of 'em look pretty fucking round to me.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


Voluptuous or zaftig?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (9yWhg)

112 I can't imagine I could watch a minute and not want to shoot myself

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (RyHSl)

113 The girls on the bus go up and down
Up and down
Up and down
The girlls on the bus go up and down
Same as in town...
Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2024 11:17 AM (991eG)
++++
LOL

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:19 AM (HnUIn)

114 The next threat to America.

How Peppa Pig is Ruining America
American parents have branded Peppa Pig a 'brat' and have become furious about the well-known British cartoon that they say has taught their children 'rudeness and impatience.'

http://tinyurl.com/bdftwy5h

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 11:19 AM (FVME7)

115 I see the next Yellowstone is set during WWII.

Sooner or later, a river has to run through it. Or Fort Peck.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:19 AM (zdLoL)

116 Anybody read "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72"?

Hunter would have these bitches begging for mercy!!!

Posted by: pawn at February 28, 2024 11:19 AM (QB+5g)

117 Those women look too old to be "girls." They're about the right age and appearance to work the graveyard shift down at the Greyhound terminal, turning tricks for $20.

"Girls Under the Bus Driver"

His name is Gus.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 28, 2024 11:19 AM (Q4IgG)

118 Will they be nekkid with each other? Then I’ll watch.

Posted by: Montec at February 28, 2024 11:20 AM (YofvK)

119 111 A couple of 'em look pretty fucking round to me.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Voluptuous or zaftig?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (9yWhg)

Chonkers?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:20 AM (VoAdT)

120 119 Chonkers?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:20 AM (VoAdT)

Hambeasts?

Diabeasties?

Posted by: XTC at February 28, 2024 11:20 AM (sm6Pk)

121 I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (0WmIo)
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There is always entertainment. It's always been an industry, well before mass media. Even impoverished serfs sing and dance for each other.

Entertainment - whether excessive in quantity or not - is part of the culture.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:20 AM (HnUIn)

122 >>>The most important question about The Girls is bush, landing strip, or hardwood?

Or my personal favorite, the Lightning Bolt.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 28, 2024 11:21 AM (CwhoI)

123 "Squaws on the Rag" did not focus-group well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 11:21 AM (tkR6S)

124 I still blame Dora the Explorer for an entire generation of people who don't understand how volume modulation works when speaking.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:21 AM (VoAdT)

125 Or my personal favorite, the Lightning Bolt.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 28, 2024 11:21 AM (CwhoI)
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Pffft.

Pikers.

Posted by: Downward-facing arrow with bedazzling at February 28, 2024 11:21 AM (HnUIn)

126 Next from HBO Max -- "The View: The Motion Picture."

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:21 AM (9yWhg)

127 So I saw Hustle the other day.

It's basically a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
With genders reversed.

And ... it was good.

They CAN write good shows starring women.
Just, most of them don't want to.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 28, 2024 11:22 AM (0WmIo)

128
I love the lead picture for the video.

It looks like-

The Mount Rushmore of Self-Inflated Cheap Skanks


i'm sure that's on purpose.

How serious and dedicated they look! Staring into their future as Woke Lonely Cat Ladies, but right now they have important work ahead of them. Important Hillary! work to do!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 28, 2024 11:22 AM (nFnyb)

129 94 I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 28, 2024 11:12 AM (0WmIo)

So we don't burn the cities/overthrow the gov.?
Posted by: BignJames

Romans had bread and circuses, Western civilization had religion drugs...currently we've dumped religion, so drugs, welfare and mindless entertainment (social media and streaming) keep people of all generations, backgrounds and incomes occupied and passive.

Posted by: Leftist Collectivist WEF wannabe at February 28, 2024 11:22 AM (JCZqz)

130 Looks gay.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (JTwsP)

131 How Peppa Pig is Ruining America
American parents have branded Peppa Pig a 'brat' and have become furious about the well-known British cartoon that they say has taught their children 'rudeness and impatience.'



Oh, ffs. Do your damn jobs as parents.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (CsUN+)

132 The black chick is the conservative. Nice twist, I suppose.

Posted by: Montec at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (YofvK)

133 In other news I heard an ad yesterday touting a company's "vegetarian-fed chicken" products. d

It was either max virtue signaling or an epic troll. I can't decide which.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (991eG)

134 So I saw Hustle the other day.

It's basically a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
With genders reversed.

And ... it was good.

They CAN write good shows starring women.
Just, most of them don't want to.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 28, 2024 11:22 AM (0WmIo)
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Huh. And from 2022, which is well after the transition.

I wonder how it slipped through.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (HnUIn)

135 I suppose Max is chasing the Babygirl demographic here?

Posted by: Doof at February 28, 2024 11:24 AM (JunzL)

136 This bus is the short bus, am I right?

Posted by: Ciampino - the wheels on the bus go at February 28, 2024 11:24 AM (qfLjt)

137 Any hot chicks in the Hustle movie?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:24 AM (9yWhg)

138 The movie looks like a dumpster fire, but Carla Gugino.....
*Mwaaahhhhh, chef's kiss*
Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024


***
Agreed, but she is so far down the cast list, not even on the "Top Cast" section of the IMDb entry, that I doubt she'll have much screen time.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 28, 2024 11:24 AM (J2vNu)

139 126 Next from HBO Max -- "The View: The Motion Picture."
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
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Eeewwww!

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:24 AM (hKOIV)

140 The Mount Rushmore of Self-Inflated Cheap Skanks

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The studios love highlighting the lowest common denominator. I think it's to make that behavior normal and acceptable.

Whores gotta whore.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:24 AM (JeYYB)

141 A small win. Please commence gloating.

Mayor Adams Surrenders to Reality, Begs to Change NYC Sanctuary Status


http://tinyurl.com/2js2yxmp

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (CsUN+)

142 ‘Girls on the Bus’?
More like Girls on the Short Bus.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (jbnUc)

143 I suppose Max is chasing the Babygirl demographic here?
Posted by: Doof at February 28, 2024 11:24 AM (JunzL)
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LOL.

If the prettier AWFL activist tell the Babygirls to watch the show, some plurality of them will.

But bolting a microscopic market onto a tiny market is no road to profitability.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (HnUIn)

144 I still blame Dora the Explorer for an entire generation of people who don't understand how volume modulation works when speaking.

But still can't read a map.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (sNc8Y)

145 @37

>>Would importing MORE third-world immigrants help? They need to hear the girl-boss message more than anyone, to fight their inherent, patriarchal beliefs and cultural norms!!!

No, they are going to want to watch Spanish Soap Operas, which are largely told as traditional European Fairy Tales.

Which is no longer En Vogue with the white lunatic leftists that run the world.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (XV/Pl)

146 The Left understands the concept of ABC: Always Be Closing. Everything is in service to THE MESSAGE. Message before money, propaganda over profits. Hit or miss, it hardly matters as there's always more money sloshing around to fuel the next project.

Posted by: Blast Hardcheese at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (PWI4f)

147 131 How Peppa Pig is Ruining America
American parents have branded Peppa Pig a 'brat' and have become furious about the well-known British cartoon that they say has taught their children 'rudeness and impatience.'



Oh, ffs. Do your damn jobs as parents.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (CsUN+)

To be fair, Peppa does suck. She's a self-centered, know-it-all brat. Daily life has enough of that.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (KbCG3)

148 But grrrl power!

Posted by: Scottst at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (33ETo)

149 Peppa Pig is just a silly cartoon for toddlers with more silly humor tossed in for parents. lighten up.

Meanwhile, these same moms cream themselves over "Bluey" because it has some schmaltzy sentimentality tossed into every episode and shows the fantasy of the dad taking care of the kids all day. and yeah, it's just a cartoon so I'll lighten up

Posted by: brak at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (25k9m)

150 A small win. Please commence gloating.

Pouncing and seizing are also acceptable.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (CsUN+)

151 132 The black chick is the conservative. Nice twist, I suppose.
Posted by: Montec at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (YofvK)

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They're going to try and shit on Candace Owens.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (JeYYB)

152 141 A small win. Please commence gloating.

Mayor Adams Surrenders to Reality, Begs to Change NYC Sanctuary Status


http://tinyurl.com/2js2yxmp
Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (CsUN+)

========

Adams is a apostate to leftism and must be destroyed. Primary him, Worker's Party acolytes. For the greater good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (GBKbO)

153 A small win. Please commence gloating.

Mayor Adams Surrenders to Reality, Begs to Change NYC Sanctuary Status
http://tinyurl.com/2js2yxmp
Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:25 AM (CsUN+)
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"We need to modify the sanctuary city law that if you commit a felony or violent act we should be able to turn you over to ICE and have you deported," he said to voters at a town hall meeting on Monday.

LOL. Something tells me that, buried somewhere in NYC's corrupt and double-dealing governance system, there's a way he could do it himself...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (HnUIn)

154 As Hollywood continues to fail to find the much-discussed "Contemporary Audience" it craves, it will continue to make shows like this one - predictable failures aimed at a hypothetical audience but that push propaganda to the redline. They must make these shows. Hollywood pathology demands it.

I have disagreed with this conventional wisdom for a few years now, that Hollywood is trying to "find a contemporary/modern audience".

I do not believe they are trying to find an audience, I believe they are working to create the audience through indoctrination with their product. They indoctrinate through television shows, movies and through their amusement parks. They also indoctrinate through all the interviews the producers and directors and writers do as well as those done by all the actors/actresses.

It's the same as with the auto industry and EVs. They are not trying to fulfill an EV market, they are forcing EVs on people and you will either accept or reject them. And if you reject them, you will be smeared for it.

Same playbook they use for Hollywood and culture overall. You will accept "the message" or you will be smeared and shunned.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (UKWFA)

155 132 The black chick is the conservative. Nice twist, I suppose.

Posted by: Montec at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (YofvK)

Odds that she comes around to admitting all of her views and the views of her employer are wrong?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (KbCG3)

156 Posted by: The Real Ho's of Atlanta at February 28, 2024 11:04 AM (aD39U)

Oh, lord, don't get me started on all that TBS trash. I swear, the lure of 'fame' makes too damned many black people live down to the worst ghetto stereotype.

And then there's the 'Teen Mom' and 'Jersey Shore' franchises. Utter trash. If the Romans had TV, thisis the sort of thing they'd watch.

The Real Slaves of Ultima Thule, anyone?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (Q0kLU)

157 So the Brazzers version of Girls on the Bus would be indistinguishable from the mainstream Hollywood version.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (99mMm)

158 133 In other news I heard an ad yesterday touting a company's "vegetarian-fed chicken" products. d

It was either max virtue signaling or an epic troll. I can't decide which.
Posted by: Muldoon
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Virtue signalling. Bone meal and/or fish meal is a typical component along with soybean meal for chicken feed. So, the all veggie chicken probably uses only soybean meal as a component. Problem for egg layers as calcium is not as good as oyster shells in producing calcium but probably not for broilers.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (hKOIV)

159 149 Peppa Pig is just a silly cartoon for toddlers with more silly humor tossed in for parents. lighten up.

Meanwhile, these same moms cream themselves over "Bluey" because it has some schmaltzy sentimentality tossed into every episode and shows the fantasy of the dad taking care of the kids all day. and yeah, it's just a cartoon so I'll lighten up
Posted by: brak at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (25k9m)

Brak was also a cartoon. A great cartoon. Always lightened me up.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (KbCG3)

160 It's simply breathtaking to witness just how much stupid can get crammed into a seemingly innocuous two-sentence shitpost. It's like watching a dude at lowes with a flatbed cart full of vinyl flooring and a Geo Metro and you're like "come on, man", but son of a bitch, the little bastard actually gets the door closed and you're like "wow i've been staring intently at this stranger for wayyyy too long, and now I don't even remember what the hell I came here for".

Some people just have The Gift.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (VoAdT)

161 "We need to modify the sanctuary city law that if you commit a felony or violent act we should be able to turn you over to ICE and have you deported," he said to voters at a town hall meeting on Monday.


Joey's ICE won't take them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (aD39U)

162 Didn't Hillary keep the press roped off in a pen at a parade? Pretty sure it was in NH, either a Memorial Day or July 4 parade. Didn't the "journalists" feel demeaned bu this crass treatment? I guess with no shame and no conscience nothing is beneath them.

Posted by: Race To The Bottom at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (V5BDR)

163 I'm not trying to be all cranky old codger here, it's just ... why do we have to be constantly entertained?

I'm a firm believer that one of the big differentiators between different types of people is the ability to entertain one's self, without imposing on others.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (XShg/)

164 Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (dZVON)

165 ... I do not believe they are trying to find an audience, I believe they are working to create the audience through indoctrination with their product. They indoctrinate through television shows, movies and through their amusement parks. They also indoctrinate through all the interviews the producers and directors and writers do as well as those done by all the actors/actresses. ...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (UKWFA)
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Yes, of course. They have a "Field of Dreams" approach to it: if you make it, they will watch.

The want the audience to reflect their product, not their product to reflect their audience.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (HnUIn)

166 Oh, ffs. Do your damn jobs as parents.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (CsUN+)

To be fair, Peppa does suck. She's a self-centered, know-it-all brat. Daily life has enough of that.


My parents made sure I knew there were lines, and I'd better stay between them. I generally did, and when I didn't, I regretted it. These parents just want someone else to do their job.

If that's just too much for you, turn the channel, or better yet, turn the TV off.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (CsUN+)

167 Brak was also a cartoon. A great cartoon. Always lightened me up.

you got me there

Posted by: brak at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (25k9m)

168 153 "We need to modify the sanctuary city law that if you commit a felony or violent act we should be able to turn you over to ICE and have you deported," he said to voters at a town hall meeting on Monday.

LOL. Something tells me that, buried somewhere in NYC's corrupt and double-dealing governance system, there's a way he could do it himself...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (HnUIn)

======

He's asking to overturn the cornerstone of Sanctuary status, only "modifying" it so that they can still call themselves Sanctuary.

The left would accept the change without question because the important thing is the messaging, not the actual policy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (GBKbO)

169 It was either max virtue signaling or an epic troll.

Chickens eat a surprising amount of bugs. Just recently there has been news of plans to feed them a principal diet of mass-grown insect protein. This advertising might just be for those who'd like to specify a traditional chicken diet instead of insect meal. b

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (zdLoL)

170 I bet the liquor flowed like wine on the Hillary bus. And they did a lot of blow, just like prostitutes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (JTwsP)

171 And "girls?"

They are years past girlhood.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 28, 2024 11:05 AM (6IDWi)


It might be a callback to Timothy Crouse's book The Boys on the Bus, which was a look at the scumbag reporters covering the Nixon campaign of 1972.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (Q0kLU)

172 Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus
Posted by: Blanco Basura


Forget about us
Put the blame on me...

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (9yWhg)

173 Will one or more of them order a pizza, lacking the funds to pay for it?

Posted by: Big Sausage Pizza delivery driver at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (VTILd)

174 164 Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM (dZVON)

Just watch out for seat 38 on Fido 3.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (KbCG3)

175 The black one (light brown/fawn?) isn't black enough to be called that. Why didn't they pick an actress that was really dark? Ashamed? This way they are sending the message that whiter is better. Her features are mostly white-looking too.

Posted by: Ciampino - the wheels on the bus go round at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (qfLjt)

176 It might be a callback to Timothy Crouse's book The Boys on the Bus, which was a look at the scumbag reporters covering the Nixon campaign of 1972.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (Q0kLU)
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It is.

But girls this time! Progress!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (HnUIn)

177 So the Brazzers version of Girls on the Bus would be indistinguishable from the mainstream Hollywood version.

the actresses would be more attractive

Posted by: brak at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (25k9m)

178 Same playbook they use for Hollywood and culture overall. You will accept "the message" or you will be smeared and shunned.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton
======
The more coercion they try, the more that they fail. Simply put, individuals may not learn from getting their hands burnt but society slowly does pull its collective hands out of the fire given enough punishment.

Even the Soviets could not make New Soviet man after 70 years of using all the levers of the state to do so.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (hKOIV)

179 A couple of 'em look pretty fucking round to me.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

A show made for middle-aged AWFLs can't have women that are too attractive in it...it will make them feel inadequate and insecure. Need a few uggos to make it seem more mainstream and normal. Dudes still need to be tall, suave and have status though.

Posted by: Movie Moron at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (JCZqz)

180 If I had an A-10 with a full load, the HOLLYWOOD sign would disappear in a glorious series of strafing runs.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (W/lyH)

181 169 "It was either max virtue signaling or an epic troll."

Chickens eat a surprising amount of bugs. Just recently there has been news of plans to feed them a principal diet of mass-grown insect protein. This advertising might just be for those who'd like to specify a traditional chicken diet instead of insect meal. b
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:29 AM (zdLoL)

They could just call it corn-fed or grain-fed then. Vegetarian is a very specific way of presenting things.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (eYoxG)

182 Isn’t all chicken feed vegetarian? lol.
It’s like how water bottles say Gluten Free. Uhm yeah it’s water. It’s everything free.

Posted by: Montec at February 28, 2024 11:30 AM (YofvK)

183
Can't keep up w/ these stories at this point. Now media in Louisiana are reporting an illegal alien from Honduras has been arrested for the rape of a 14-year-old girl at knifepoint, and stabbing another man repeatedly during a robbery. ICE detainer lodged.

Biden's America.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (nIvob)

184 So the Brazzers version of Girls on the Bus would be indistinguishable from the mainstream Hollywood version.

the actresses would be more attractive
Posted by: brak

The acting and plots would be more believable.

Posted by: Movie Moron at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (JCZqz)

185 Speaking of Hillary, what's that fat, bitter, bitch been up to? When her fat mug isn't front and center I'm nervous she's doing something awful for the country.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (JeYYB)

186 I was once stuck to the seat on the bus.

Posted by: Mary, from the bus at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (WWXoh)

187 Chickens cannot be both vegetarian fed and free range.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (aD39U)

188 The black chick is the conservative. Nice twist, I suppose.
Posted by: Montec at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (YofvK)


Nah. You can bet there's going to be scene somewhere around the middle of the show where the Black Conservative Woman of Color meets dread MAGA Folk and they treat her badly and

Finally! Finally! she's she's that she has been a deluded fool! And that all Conservative are racisty racists of racism!!!

And then join together with her sisters to take down Horrible Orange Man Band.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (nFnyb)

189 This outdoorsy blonde doesn't watch TV because she entertains herself by riding an all-terrain unicycle:
http://tiny.cc/zb84xz

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:32 AM (HnUIn)

190 "This advertising might just be for those who'd like to specify a traditional chicken diet instead of insect meal. "

Trad Chicks are a thing now?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2024 11:32 AM (a1415)

191 In other news I heard an ad yesterday touting a company's "vegetarian-fed chicken" products. d

It was either max virtue signaling or an epic troll. I can't decide which.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2024 11:23 AM (991eG)

Amazingly enough, it's real. A&W Drive-Ins in Canada promotes their "vegan-raised" chicken and eggs. Pretty stupid, really, since given their own druthers, chickens will eat bugs and worms all day long. And eggs that are "free-range" pretty well can't be vegan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 11:32 AM (tkR6S)

192 184 So the Brazzers version of Girls on the Bus would be indistinguishable from the mainstream Hollywood version.

the actresses would be more attractive
Posted by: brak

The acting and plots would be more believable.
Posted by: Movie Moron at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (JCZqz)

Plus, I could only make it through about 20 seconds of each.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:33 AM (KbCG3)

193 To be fair, Peppa does suck. She's a self-centered, know-it-all brat. Daily life has enough of that.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer
=======
And then she becomes bacon, sausage, and pork roast because no self respecting spider gives a damn about Peppa.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:33 AM (hKOIV)

194 Unless there is a finale involving baby oil, a crate of shaving cream and a lot of gratuitous nudity, I'll pass.

Posted by: NR Pax at February 28, 2024 11:33 AM (4olE8)

195 Well, The Jam has you covered about entertainment without TV, "That's Entertainment"
https://youtu.be/m-H0uIH5HHQ
Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:18 AM (hKOIV)

--Also obligatory:

https://youtu.be/tdtGo2Ib9oI?si=NkLtSR2msoM3DxcO

Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2024 11:34 AM (xvUBc)

196 Finally! Finally! she's she's that she has been a deluded fool! And that all Conservative are racisty racists of racism!!!

And then join together with her sisters to take down Horrible Orange Man Band.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (nFnyb)

I could also see a scene where the other three explain to her how she's hurting other women. And she decides that her lifelong beliefs are wrong and these degenerate women are right.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 28, 2024 11:34 AM (KbCG3)

197 Good info. I just have one slight quibble - Nothing has changed. Even Marvel and Amazon acknowledging some problems is no real change. They just literally can't afford to do what they want to do. If they can get some government money (their big hope) or get an improved economy (and that's a love/hate thing for them, because it probably means a Trump victory in November), they'll go right back to pushing their bullshit, with no lessons learned.

Posted by: Wally at February 28, 2024 11:34 AM (btJ+z)

198 Amazingly enough, it's real. A&W Drive-Ins in Canada promotes their "vegan-raised" chicken and eggs. Pretty stupid, really, since given their own druthers, chickens will eat bugs and worms all day long. And eggs that are "free-range" pretty well can't be vegan.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 11:32 AM (tkR6S)
++++
Several years ago, I was at a conference at a hotel. Breakfast and lunch buffets were part of it.

They did all kinds of this stuff on the labels. My favorite was in the breakfast buffet:
"BACON: no gluten added"

It isn't "gluten-free" because it's prepared in a non-gluten-free kitchen process, I guess, but don't worry - they didn't dump a bunch of excess gluten on it!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:34 AM (HnUIn)

199 This outdoorsy blonde doesn't watch TV because she entertains herself by riding an all-terrain unicycle:
http://tiny.cc/zb84xz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)



Pneumatic. Nice.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:34 AM (9yWhg)

200 "And eggs that are "free-range" pretty well can't be vegan."

Wait....am I supposed to be feeding my eggs?

Shit!!!!!


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2024 11:35 AM (a1415)

201 The black one (light brown/fawn?) isn't black enough to be called that. Why didn't they pick an actress that was really dark? Ashamed? This way they are sending the message that whiter is better. Her features are mostly white-looking too.
Posted by: Ciampino

The show is for AWFLs, not Black people. You put in Black actors to meet DEI requirements and make the audience feel virtuous, but need to cast non-threatening and mildly racial actors in the parts. You can't have dark skinned radical Black Panther/separatist activists as the character. Light-skinned, white adjacent speaking and appearing.

Posted by: Movie Moron at February 28, 2024 11:35 AM (JCZqz)

202 American know how.

Got an extra $150? Want your games to be more immersive? Now you can buy GameScent so you can smell your videogames! Smell the horse shit in Red Dead Redemption! The decomposing bodies in dungeon crawlers!

http://tinyurl.com/6py6yuvw

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 11:35 AM (FVME7)

203 197 Good info. I just have one slight quibble - Nothing has changed. Even Marvel and Amazon acknowledging some problems is no real change. They just literally can't afford to do what they want to do. If they can get some government money (their big hope) or get an improved economy (and that's a love/hate thing for them, because it probably means a Trump victory in November), they'll go right back to pushing their bullshit, with no lessons learned.
Posted by: Wally at February 28, 2024 11:34 AM (btJ+z)

=======

Borrowing money at 7% instead of 0% has an effect as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:35 AM (GBKbO)

204 America's media complex is a vast system committed solely and entirely to the purpose of electing Democrats.

Posted by: vic at February 28, 2024 11:35 AM (A5THL)

205 Even Eva Longoria, Shonda Rhimes and Jurnee Smollett, who would never have been reduced to a "Girls on the Bus" serial, have moved on.

The bottom has fallen out of the Hollywood political surrogate pool.

Posted by: L - We're done for now. We just don't have the guts to turn off the lights on the show at February 28, 2024 11:35 AM (GshMh)

206 Speaking of Hillary, what's that fat, bitter, bitch been up to? When her fat mug isn't front and center I'm nervous she's doing something awful for the country.
Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:31 AM (JeYYB)

Running her cellulite farm.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 28, 2024 11:35 AM (xcrUy)

207 The bus had a little room where you could get an abortion next to the bathroom.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:36 AM (JTwsP)

208 Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 28, 2024 11:28 AM


Hop on the bus, Gus.

Posted by: Paul Simon at February 28, 2024 11:36 AM (5sOEG)

209 If they can get some government money (their big hope) or get an improved economy (and that's a love/hate thing for them, because it probably means a Trump victory in November), they'll go right back to pushing their bullshit, with no lessons learned.
Posted by: Wally at February 28, 2024 11:34 AM (btJ+z)
++++
That's sort of my point. There are noises about the industry giants starting to acknowledge the problem, but the content pipelines and employee populations are so full of this stuff that they can't stop doing it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (HnUIn)

210 And then she becomes bacon, sausage, and pork roast because no self respecting spider gives a damn about Peppa.

I don't think spiders normally butcher and cook their food.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (XShg/)

211 What are they doing with all the extra gluten they are taking out? That’s what I want to know.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (JTwsP)

212 The bus had a little room where you could get an abortion next to the bathroom.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:36 AM (JTwsP)



That seems gratuitous. Couldn't you just get an abortion in the bathroom?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (aD39U)

213 I don't think spiders normally butcher and cook their food.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (XShg/)
++++
No, not normally.

But it does happen.

Posted by: Butcher who got bitten by a radioactive spider at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (HnUIn)

214 This may be tangentially related, but WB's David Zaslav had entered into initial talks about purchasing Paramount in December with talks heating up a bit in January.

They've collapsed and WB will not be purchasing Paramount now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)

215 What are they doing with all the extra gluten they are taking out? That’s what I want to know.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (JTwsP)
++++
Not dumping it on the bacon, that's for damn sure!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (HnUIn)

216 207 The bus had a little room where you could get an abortion next to the bathroom.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:36 AM (JTwsP)


------

You can bet your ass they'll have an episode or two that talks about abortion. The skanks are their target audience and it's a hot-button issue for them this election.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (JeYYB)

217
SOME
PIGS

Posted by: Charlotte at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (aD39U)

218 Speaking of Hillary, what's that fat, bitter, bitch been up to? When her fat mug isn't front and center I'm nervous she's doing something awful for the country.
Posted by: Seems Legit

Working quietly in the background to see if she's a viable replacement for Biden if the Dem convention is brokered.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (JCZqz)

219 This may be tangentially related, but WB's David Zaslav had entered into initial talks about purchasing Paramount in December with talks heating up a bit in January.

They've collapsed and WB will not be purchasing Paramount now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (GBKbO)
++++
Good. Let the bankruptcies be unleashed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (HnUIn)

220 It is fascinating that with ever more money spent on movies and tv shows that the quality is generally degrading.

I suspect this is the media version of the old architectural giants during the cold war embracing Soviet Brutalist architecture. You want beauty? FU. You want timeless stories like Shakespeare or Tolkein? FU.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (ibTVg)

221 The vegan chicken deal. Yep, have a friend that her chickens ate insulation. The other day one of ours took a paper towel out of my hand and tried to eat it. They have 2 heated water bowls and when I tip them over to spill out the dirty water before cleaning the bowls they lap up that water like it's champagne. Not very smart and will eat anything not nailed down.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (2NHgQ)

222 197 Good info. I just have one slight quibble - Nothing has changed. Even Marvel and Amazon acknowledging some problems is no real change. They just literally can't afford to do what they want to do. If they can get some government money (their big hope) or get an improved economy (and that's a love/hate thing for them, because it probably means a Trump victory in November), they'll go right back to pushing their bullshit, with no lessons learned.
Posted by: Wally
=========
They can push it but increasingly people aren't buying it. The move to streaming has hit the industry like a tidal wave because it means that people can watch what they like without much subsidy of things they don't like.

Cable carriage fees were a big pole propping up the tent of Info-tainment Inc's profits. Setting up alternative streaming channels on the other hand have wrecked some balance sheets of these big media companies and is compelling them to consolidate further.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (hKOIV)

223 207 The bus had a little room where you could get an abortion next to the bathroom.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:36 AM (JTwsP)

NOOOOOO!
WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRE!
HAAAAAAANGERRRRRS!
EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Posted by: Joan Crawford at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (sm6Pk)

224 Which of these bitches offers to fellate Hillary?

Posted by: mr tmz at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (rJ48h)

225 The really important thing for the Horde of the male variety is, are there bewbs? With 4 women it's expected but not a certainty.

Posted by: Ciampino - the wheels on the bus go round & at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (qfLjt)

226 Speaking of bacon, I recently found out someone makes bacon flavored salt. This really is the best of all possible worlds.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (JTwsP)

227 And then she becomes bacon, sausage, and pork roast because no self respecting spider gives a damn about Peppa.

I don't think spiders normally butcher and cook their food.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality


They can, but it ends up getting charred alotte.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (9yWhg)

228 Working quietly in the background to see if she's a viable replacement for Biden if the Dem convention is brokered.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 28, 2024 11:38 AM (JCZqz)

------

That's my fear. "We need someone with experience."

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (JeYYB)

229 They did all kinds of this stuff on the labels. My favorite was in the breakfast buffet:
"BACON: no gluten added"


I saw a tub of vanilla ice cream marked gluten free and...yes yes it should be.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (ibTVg)

230 Suggestion 5. Steal all your entertainment

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (aD39U)

231 They can, but it ends up getting charred alotte.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (9yWhg)
++++
*groan*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (HnUIn)

232 Seitan is basically just a gluten block.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (VoAdT)

233 I really appreciate the heads up to avoid this POS at all costs. Thanks!

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (s5zoC)

234 During the cholesterol craze, some beer labels said "No cholesterol." No beer has cholesterol.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (zdLoL)

235 Well, if it helps, all the early word on Dune Part 2 is *stone cold masterpiece*

I have tickets for Saturday, only the second film I've seen since Covid Time, after Godzilla Minus One

Posted by: arminius at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (Dpgtk)

236 Girls on the Bus

Do they do round and round ?
Posted by: JT at February 28, 2024 11:09 AM (T4tVD)

no, but two trailer park girls go round the outside

--emenem

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (nXhwP)

237 They can, but it ends up getting charred alotte.

ISWYDT.
*contemplates puns using "arachnid"*

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (CsUN+)

238 During the cholesterol craze, some beer labels said "No cholesterol." No beer has cholesterol.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (zdLoL)



It's fat free!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (aD39U)

239 I don't think spiders normally butcher and cook their food.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM


Not normally...

Posted by: The Face-Sized Spider in AtC's Attic at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (5sOEG)

240 222 They can push it but increasingly people aren't buying it. The move to streaming has hit the industry like a tidal wave because it means that people can watch what they like without much subsidy of things they don't like.

Cable carriage fees were a big pole propping up the tent of Info-tainment Inc's profits. Setting up alternative streaming channels on the other hand have wrecked some balance sheets of these big media companies and is compelling them to consolidate further.
Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:39 AM (hKOIV)

=======

The whole streaming thing is hilarious.

The entire industry went whole-hog on it. The entire industry. They thought they were going to replace theaters, cable, and OTA television with subscription models, and the subscription model is a giant shitshow.

The only one who could still be considered a success at the highest level is probably Netflix, and that's mostly because they're backed by so much investment money through their high stock price. Disney is losing hundreds of millions of dollars a quarter on Disney+ while their stock cratered to just over half of the highs they had a few years ago.

They are Icarus.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (GBKbO)

241 This outdoorsy blonde doesn't watch TV because she entertains herself by riding an all-terrain unicycle:
http://tiny.cc/zb84xz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:32 AM (HnUIn)

Nice mountains. And the scenery's not bad, either, Looks like the photo could have been taken around Queen Creek.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (tkR6S)

242 You know if I could just get Joe and the Ho to go on a camping trip to Fort Marcy Park the democrats wouldn't have to worry about how to replace those idiots...

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (ibTVg)

243 People with low morals lecturing us on our morals.

Sure Jan.

Posted by: El Mariachi at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (8E/8X)

244 The title is an ingenious take on the political journal The Boys On The Bus, the original effort to make political reporters seem cool and “with it”.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 11:42 AM (tXFoB)

245 During the cholesterol craze, some beer labels said "No cholesterol." No beer has cholesterol.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (zdLoL)
++++
Yup.

For a little while, some deodorant brands advertised themselves as "antibacterial action to help prevent odor!"

Yeah, that's how most of 'em (that aren't just new smells to cover up other smells) work and always have.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:42 AM (HnUIn)

246 That's sort of my point. There are noises about the industry giants starting to acknowledge the problem, but the content pipelines and employee populations are so full of this stuff that they can't stop doing it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:37 AM (HnUIn)

They are bathing in plunder and they won't stop until they bring everything down because nobody is going to stop them.

Posted by: coyne at February 28, 2024 11:42 AM (2S0F4)

247 The Girls on the Short Bus

Posted by: Retarded, psychotic AND drunken. Trifecta. at February 28, 2024 11:42 AM (i/8eo)

248 Nice mountains. And the scenery's not bad, either, Looks like the photo could have been taken around Queen Creek.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (tkR6S)


I so need to visit west of West Texas.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:42 AM (aD39U)

249 *contemplates puns using "arachnid"*
Posted by: Archimedes


Arachnid puns really tick me off.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM (9yWhg)

250 242 You know if I could just get Joe and the Ho to go on a camping trip to Fort Marcy Park the democrats wouldn't have to worry about how to replace those idiots...
Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (ibTVg)

Just lure those retards into a fucking Chuck-E-Cheez and it's a fifty/fifty proposition that they both make it out alive.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM (VoAdT)

251 Can't keep up w/ these stories at this point. Now media in Louisiana are reporting an illegal alien from Honduras has been arrested for the rape of a 14-year-old girl at knifepoint, and stabbing another man repeatedly during a robbery. ICE detainer lodged.

Biden's America.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at February 28, 2024


***
It happened out in the suburban town where the airport is located, along with an entire Hispanic community that's popped up since I lived out there in the early Eighties.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM (J2vNu)

252 Didn't Zappa already cover the "Girls on the Bus" when he released Crew Slut?

Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus.

Posted by: Roy at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM (z+ik4)

253 Well, if it helps, all the early word on Dune Part 2 is *stone cold masterpiece*

If Denis Villeneuve can strike gold again with Zendaya as one of his "stars" he might be the greatest director of all time...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM (ibTVg)

254 *contemplates puns using "arachnid"*
Posted by: Archimedes


Arachnid puns really tick me off.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM


Now that one just sucked.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM (5sOEG)

255 Just to add - that is what drives me nutso - people with messy, complicated messed up lives climbing up on a soapbox and pointing the finger at others. Deeply flawed people who nonetheless feel the need to lecture others.

It's like listening to my drunken wine aunt lecturing me on sobriety.

Posted by: El Mariachi at February 28, 2024 11:44 AM (8E/8X)

256
Just lure those retards into a fucking Chuck-E-Cheez and it's a fifty/fifty proposition that they both make it out alive.


Approves

Posted by: Freddy Fazbear at February 28, 2024 11:44 AM (ibTVg)

257 253 Well, if it helps, all the early word on Dune Part 2 is *stone cold masterpiece*

If Denis Villeneuve can strike gold again with Zendaya as one of his "stars" he might be the greatest director of all time...
Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM (ibTVg)

========

You know it's good when reactionary YouTube channels are going, "Is Dune 2 the conservative antidote to wokeism?"

Not even they are finding reason to bitch, and the trailers were full of some small conversation between Paul and Chani about Paul wanting to be equal with her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:45 AM (GBKbO)

258 Four THOT's And A Cot...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 28, 2024 11:45 AM (2ijlT)

259 Timothée Chalamet can neither sing nor dance.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has seen Wonka at February 28, 2024 11:45 AM (aD39U)

260 Suggestion 5. Steal all your entertainment
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 28, 2024 11:40 AM (aD39U)

Endorsed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 11:45 AM (tkR6S)

261 235 Well, if it helps, all the early word on Dune Part 2 is *stone cold masterpiece*

I have tickets for Saturday, only the second film I've seen since Covid Time, after Godzilla Minus One
Posted by: arminius at February 28, 2024 11:41 AM (Dpgtk)

Much as I dislike Timothy Chalamet I found Dune Part 1 to be an impressive adaptation of the novel, especially where visual effects were concerned. So I will probably watch Part 2 once it's on streaming.

Posted by: Still my top 3 sci-fi books of all time at February 28, 2024 11:46 AM (i/8eo)

262 261 Much as I dislike Timothy Chalamet I found Dune Part 1 to be an impressive adaptation of the novel, especially where visual effects were concerned. So I will probably watch Part 2 once it's on streaming.
Posted by: Still my top 3 sci-fi books of all time at February 28, 2024 11:46 AM (i/8eo)

=======

I have tickets for tomorrow night.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:46 AM (GBKbO)

263 It's like listening to my drunken wine aunt lecturing me on sobriety.
Posted by: El Mariachi at February 28, 2024 11:44 AM (8E/8X)


Is she hawt?

Posted by: Doof (don't even pretend you weren't wondering too) at February 28, 2024 11:46 AM (JunzL)

264 The whole streaming thing is hilarious.

The entire industry went whole-hog on it. The entire industry. They thought they were going to replace theaters, cable, and OTA television with subscription models, and the subscription model is a giant shitshow.

The only one who could still be considered a success at the highest level is probably Netflix, and that's mostly because they're backed by so much investment money through their high stock price. Disney is losing hundreds of millions of dollars a quarter on Disney+ while their stock cratered to just over half of the highs they had a few years ago.

They are Icarus.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
=======
Rectification is a stone cold bitch. Essentially all the pathetic new stuff is competing with all the previously released movies, tv shows, etc. and it can't do it. Even the cable news network is dying as the average age viewing those shows is near collecting Social Security. Network news is in even worse shape percentage wise in loss of audience.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:47 AM (hKOIV)

265 I do not avoid Hollywood, Mandrake. But I do deny them my affluence.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has seen Wonka at February 28, 2024 11:47 AM (aD39U)

266 John Waters had "Ordorama" in "Polyester". A scratch and sniff card. I had it in my fridge for a long time until someone stole it during a party.

Posted by: pawn at February 28, 2024 11:47 AM (QB+5g)

267 Much as I dislike Timothy Chalamet I found Dune Part 1 to be an impressive adaptation of the novel, especially where visual effects were concerned. So I will probably watch Part 2 once it's on streaming.

I plan to go see it in Imax.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:47 AM (CsUN+)

268 "Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus.
Posted by: Roy "

I aint gonna squash it
and you dont need to wash it

Posted by: Mary, from the bus at February 28, 2024 11:48 AM (WWXoh)

269 "It's fat free!"

And vegan!


Plant based, too!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 28, 2024 11:48 AM (a1415)

270 266 John Waters had "Ordorama" in "Polyester". A scratch and sniff card. I had it in my fridge for a long time until someone stole it during a party.
Posted by: pawn at February 28, 2024 11:47 AM (QB+5g)

======

The Criterion release of Polyester has some sort of scratch off card in it, if I remember correctly. Not a huge Waters fan, so I never picked it up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:48 AM (GBKbO)

271 259 Timothée Chalamet can neither sing nor dance.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) has seen Wonka at February 28, 2024 11:45 AM (aD39U)

And never had the makings of a varsity athlete.

Posted by: I mean, just look at him at February 28, 2024 11:48 AM (i/8eo)

272 I watched intently as Barbara Eden, the manicurist, got off the bus in Mayberry, soon to upset the entire town. That was over 60 years ago.

Posted by: No Longer Participating at February 28, 2024 11:48 AM (V5BDR)

273 I watched intently as Barbara Eden, the manicurist, got off the bus in Mayberry, soon to upset the entire town. That was over 60 years ago.
Posted by: No Longer Participating


She had a little hitch in her gitalong.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (9yWhg)

274 When people finally get their heads out of their asses and stop watching Woke Sportsball, there's going to be nothing left to prop up TV.

Posted by: XTC at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (sm6Pk)

275 And never had the makings of a varsity athlete.
Posted by: I mean, just look at him at February 28, 2024 11:48 AM (i/8eo)



I could sort of see him playing soccer.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has seen Wonka at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (aD39U)

276 You know it's good when reactionary YouTube channels are going, "Is Dune 2 the conservative antidote to wokeism?"


Dune definitely has some of what are now considered conservative ideas. Look at how it handles fear for example.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Fifty years ago everyone believed that a man needed to stare down his own fears and do what is right...but now that is a "far right wing" view on the emotion.

Posted by: Freddy Fazbear at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (ibTVg)

277 Chickens will eat pretty much anything that will fit down their throats. I even saw one eat a mouse.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (MeG8a)

278 Speaking of Hillary, what's that fat, bitter, bitch been up to?
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Working quietly in the background to see if she's a viable replacement for Biden if the Dem convention is brokered.


The really sad part? She probably is. Or at least The Party may think she is.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (sNc8Y)

279 Rectification is a stone cold bitch.

*Mentions Rectification of the Vuldronaii, because I like saying Rectification of the Vuldronaii*

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:50 AM (CsUN+)

280 Timothée Chalamet can neither sing nor dance.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) has seen Wonka at February 28, 2024 11:45 AM (aD39U)
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Isn't here that "babygirl" guy from yesterday's post?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:50 AM (HnUIn)

281 and the subscription model is a giant shitshow.

In the VCR era you could go to a store and rent whatever you wanted. It didn't generally matter what company made the movie.

Now? Oh you want to see X? That's one subscription. Y? Another one.

Its a dumb model.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:51 AM (ibTVg)

282 Rectification is a stone cold bitch. ...
Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:47 AM (hKOIV)
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You got that right, brother

Posted by: Surly industrial electrician at February 28, 2024 11:51 AM (HnUIn)

283 276 Fifty years ago everyone believed that a man needed to stare down his own fears and do what is right...but now that is a "far right wing" view on the emotion.
Posted by: Freddy Fazbear at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (ibTVg)

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Dune exists in this weird space between anti-authoritarianism and authority worship.

Paul is the warning. Leto II is the one who must rule as a tyrant to bring about the Golden Path.

As smart as Herbert was, I think he didn't really understand what he wanted from politics. Essentially, I might equate him to a monarchist as long as his monarch was in charge.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:51 AM (GBKbO)

284 If you think the grrrlll power movie is gonna suck. Wait till you see thtrailer on this soon to be bomb. Link goes to rotten tomatoes.

https://is.gd/V0iL0k

Posted by: BifBewalski at February 28, 2024 11:51 AM (MsrgL)

285 They're going to try and shit on Candace Owens.
Posted by: Seems Legit at February 28, 2024 11:26 AM (JeYYB)

As of lately, Candice doesn't need the help to look bad, when you are saying nice things about actual Nazis, you have passed some barrier into fukkin lala land.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 28, 2024 11:51 AM (pohLc)

286 Any of you guys stopped putting that gooey, blob like shit in your coffee?
Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 28, 2024 11:07 AM (pohLc)

Not a guy, but I did give up non-dairy creamer. Switched to just whole milk. The creamer was adding fluff, and messing with my stomach.

Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at February 28, 2024 11:52 AM (JCLJi)

287 They are bathing in plunder and they won't stop until they bring everything down because nobody is going to stop them.
Posted by: coyne
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Consumers are stopping them because they simply are not buying the woke product anymore and cable cutting due to tough times is likely to accelerate loss of audience rather than increase it.

We have what is called a secular shift in the market caused by streaming going on. This is also killing the gatekeeping function of cable tv providers and carriage fees for the declining channels. Even ad revenues are flat because of Google and Meta getting the advert revenues formerly given to print, radio, and tv.

Media companies are going to have to adapt or die like the dinosaurs they are.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:52 AM (hKOIV)

288 The outdoorsy blonde is on a true gravel road with her unicycle. There is not a scratch on her perfect skin. No road rash.
Experience tells me this shoot was not into "verisimilitude."

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:53 AM (zdLoL)

289 And there was Steinbeck's The Wayward Bus. During the Coof Time I found that the 1957 film version, with Rick Jason and (get this) Joan Collins and Jayne Mansfield, was on YooToob. Good casting, I'll admit, though the film cobbled up a suspense sequence and a happy ending that are not in the book.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 28, 2024 11:53 AM (J2vNu)

290 This outdoorsy blonde doesn't watch TV because she entertains herself by riding an all-terrain unicycle:
http://tiny.cc/zb84xz

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:32 AM (HnUIn)

Looks like my dental hygienist...I get 4 cleanings a year.

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 11:53 AM (AwYPR)

291 I watched intently as Barbara Eden, the manicurist, got off the bus in Mayberry, soon to upset the entire town. That was over 60 years ago.
Posted by: No Longer Participating

You watched it recently in syndication, though, right? You're not a day older than 29 I thought?

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 28, 2024 11:53 AM (JCZqz)

292 281 Now? Oh you want to see X? That's one subscription. Y? Another one.

Its a dumb model.
Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:51 AM (ibTVg)

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There's always the straight up rental model that still exists in the streaming universe. Pay $4 to stream whatever through Amazon or Vudu or a few other services.

That probably works decently well, but it doesn't get you everything because studios are putting up walls around their own content.

I think of Spirited, the AppleTV+ exclusive holiday movie staring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. It has this feel of wanting to be a holiday classic to be rewatched forever, but you have to have AppleTV+, and number is honestly not huge (apparently 25 million paid subscribers). That's a very far cry from It's a Wonderful Life, in the public domain, on the three networks every Christmas because it was free to show.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:54 AM (GBKbO)

293 Sorry, forgot to include where I stole that "Don't make a fuss, just get on the bus" line from:

https://youtu.be/I8YzI6MhPdw

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at February 28, 2024 11:54 AM (dZVON)

294 As smart as Herbert was, I think he didn't really understand what he wanted from politics. Essentially, I might equate him to a monarchist as long as his monarch was in charge.
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If memory serves, he was a speech writer for both Eisenhower and Nixon. He did found a Family Franchise, as well.

Posted by: Pudinhead at February 28, 2024 11:54 AM (FmapG)

295
Dune exists in this weird space between anti-authoritarianism and authority worship.


Yes - If you get your political ideology from Dune then it is weird. His fremen heros are based somewhat on the various Arab nationalist factions facing down the British and French. So I guess you could see it as a "Dancing with Wolves" take with Paul as the white savior of the indigenous people.

But I don't think that's what he really wanted. I only vaguely recall the later novels but it seems he wanted to play with much deeper ideas then just the nature of power.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:55 AM (ibTVg)

296 294 If memory serves, he was a speech writer for both Eisenhower and Nixon. He did found a Family Franchise, as well.
Posted by: Pudinhead at February 28, 2024 11:54 AM (FmapG)

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Dune was apparently written as a warning against Nixon and all populist leaders (he would have hated Trump, methinks), so he obviously soured on him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:55 AM (GBKbO)

297 Not a guy, but I did give up non-dairy creamer. Switched to just whole milk. The creamer was adding fluff, and messing with my stomach.
Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at February 28, 2024 11:52 AM (JCLJi)

That was a joke referring to one of the silly ads that shows up on the site.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 28, 2024 11:55 AM (pohLc)

298 If you think the grrrlll power movie is gonna suck. Wait till you see thtrailer on this soon to be bomb. Link goes to rotten tomatoes.

https://is.gd/V0iL0k
Posted by: BifBewalski at February 28, 2024 11:51 AM (MsrgL)
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I have not been wholly convinced that it isn't satire.

But it's probably not satire.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 11:55 AM (HnUIn)

299 Holy Wave: Our Pigs

(I imagine it's about WEF 😆

https://youtu.be/PiKaXWH8UKw?si=4f0cBSrSBdix40EE

Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2024 11:55 AM (xvUBc)

300 Now it can be lunch time

Posted by: Skip at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (RyHSl)

301 It's like listening to my drunken wine aunt lecturing me on sobriety.

The ball gag tends to put a lid on her yammering.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (Q0kLU)

302 As smart as Herbert was, I think he didn't really understand what he wanted from politics. Essentially, I might equate him to a monarchist as long as his monarch was in charge.

Seems to describe most people. They all want a benevolent monarch. Politics is just the argument over the definition of benevolent.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (XShg/)

303 As smart as Herbert was, I think he didn't really understand what he wanted from politics. Essentially, I might equate him to a monarchist as long as his monarch was in charge.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Never cared much for Dune but the crisis of monarchy is that you don't have a scramble generally for succession of leadership but you do of sound leadership.

The Roman adoption system was probably one of the better than simply relying on biological chance for succession. The Ottoman approach would actually make for some decent entertainment albeit Game of Thrones on steroids. The politics of the seraglio plus the Highlander type competition among sons was some pretty fierce competition to become sultan.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (hKOIV)

304 259 Timothée Chalamet can neither sing nor dance.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) has seen Wonka at February 28, 2024 11:45 AM (aD39U)

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I have to admit, I would probably go see Dune:The Musical.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (tXFoB)

305 As Hollywood continues to fail to find the much-discussed "Contemporary Audience" it craves, it will continue to make shows like this one - predictable failures aimed at a hypothetical audience but that push propaganda to the redline. They must make these shows. Hollywood pathology demands it.

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Over/under on how long until Hollywood gets a multi-trillion dollar bailout by the feral government for being To Big To Fail?

/only half-joking

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (ThfNI)

306 295 Yes - If you get your political ideology from Dune then it is weird. His fremen heros are based somewhat on the various Arab nationalist factions facing down the British and French. So I guess you could see it as a "Dancing with Wolves" take with Paul as the white savior of the indigenous people.

But I don't think that's what he really wanted. I only vaguely recall the later novels but it seems he wanted to play with much deeper ideas then just the nature of power.
Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 11:55 AM (ibTVg)

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He wrote Dune Messiah because people were interpreting Paul as the actual messiah instead of the imitator who used popular beliefs to acquire power.

In Messiah, he compares himself to Hitler, almost bragging that Hitler hadn't killed nearly as many people as he had. Actually...it might have been Stilgar who said it. Can't remember for sure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (GBKbO)

307 John Waters? Is it "Women Troubles" with Divine stealing the steak by putting it under his/her skirt? Yikes, it's 40 years since I saw that.

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at February 28, 2024 11:57 AM (n17eQ)

308 141 A small win. Please commence gloating.
Mayor Adams Surrenders to Reality, Begs to Change NYC Sanctuary Status
http://tinyurl.com/2js2yxmp
Posted by: Archimedes
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Philly is all in & creating havoc in collar counties. Just one example of many follows:

CBS News: Jan. 9, 2024, Local News
New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia working with asylum seekers sent by buses from Texas

Governor Shapiro, Senators Casey & Fetterman, US Reps Summer Lee, Mary Gay Scanlon, Brendan Boyle, more.

What is happening & ever increasing immediately outside the city is a disgrace. And, it spreads very quickly.

Redistricting. Housing in hotel and motels & then quick "family" placement, including Section 8. New "careers" visiting local food pantries and other free services. Theft in ALL retail establishments. Failing, very expensive public schools nearest the city. Well-to-do communities opting out of Community College support funding, opting for State Police protection rather than properly staffing & funding local police departments, etc. The development of healthcare deserts.

Posted by: L - We're done for now. We just don't have the guts to turn off the lights on the show at February 28, 2024 11:57 AM (GshMh)

309 That probably works decently well, but it doesn't get you everything because studios are putting up walls around their own content.

I was flipping through the offerings on Amazon Prime last night, and now pretty much anything you'd want to watch has ads. I'll probably cave and give them their extra $4 a month for no ads.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (CsUN+)

310 Speaking of Hillary, what's that fat, bitter, bitch been up to?

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Pitching Medicare Advantage plans and Balance of Nature™

Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (991eG)

311 You bastards!

Matt Viser
@mviser
NEW: Hunter Biden in opening statement says "I did not involve my father in my business" and tells House Republicans "You have built your entire partisan house of cards on lies"

Benny Johnson
@bennyjohnson
🚨 BREAKING: Hunter Biden’s opening statement in his closed door deposition blames the scandal on “MAGA-Motivated Conspiracy Theories”

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (FVME7)

312 But I don't think that's what he really wanted. I only vaguely recall the later novels but it seems he wanted to play with much deeper ideas then just the nature of power.

The Dune series just got worse and worse as it went. I skimmed the last few, just to see how it all ended.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (XShg/)

313 Arachnid puns really tick me off.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:43 AM

Now that one just sucked.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


You're right. I mite've done better.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (9yWhg)

314 Ah! Thank you.

There's a learning curve here for sure.

And the kindness is appreciated.

Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at February 28, 2024 11:59 AM (JCLJi)

315 She had a little hitch in her gitalong.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 11:49 AM (9yWhg)


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Ring a Ding Ding

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 11:59 AM (tXFoB)

316 309 I was flipping through the offerings on Amazon Prime last night, and now pretty much anything you'd want to watch has ads. I'll probably cave and give them their extra $4 a month for no ads.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (CsUN+)

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I don't think it applies to the actual rentals ($4 for 48 hours of access to the individual title), just what they have for "free" on Prime Video.

They're apparently going to fold FreeVee completely and just make it all Prime.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 11:59 AM (GBKbO)

317 Max has a library which makes it easy to ignore current offerings.

Posted by: mr tmz at February 28, 2024 12:00 PM (rJ48h)

318 312 The Dune series just got worse and worse as it went. I skimmed the last few, just to see how it all ended.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (XShg/)

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I finished Heretics last week.

It's two main characters are barely in it. It's weird. He didn't know how to write the first entry in a trilogy (Chapterhouse was supposed to be the second with a third he never finished that his son completed in two volumes after Frank's death).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:00 PM (GBKbO)

319 I was flipping through the offerings on Amazon Prime last night, and now pretty much anything you'd want to watch has ads. I'll probably cave and give them their extra $4 a month for no ads.
Posted by: Archimedes

Doesn't apply to streaming channels you buy thru Amazon though. Only the Prime material. Have to make back the billion dollar budget on teh crappy LOTR prequel.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 12:00 PM (hKOIV)

320 317 Max has a library which makes it easy to ignore current offerings.
Posted by: mr tmz at February 28, 2024 12:00 PM (rJ48h)

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My 1400 physical discs along my wall could assuage me for a while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:01 PM (GBKbO)

321 Jonathan Turley carves up the Bidens in his latest. I think he enjoyed it, too.

https://shorturl.at/irFY1

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at February 28, 2024 12:02 PM (DmvSJ)

322 My 1400 physical discs along my wall could assuage me for a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Geesh, how many copies of Prometheus do you need?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 12:02 PM (9yWhg)

323 I was flipping through the offerings on Amazon Prime last night, and now pretty much anything you'd want to watch has ads. I'll probably cave and give them their extra $4 a month for no ads.
Posted by: Archimedes

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You should be able to get $5 credits each month with late shipping or leaky liquids if you chat when something is wrong. You probably won't even get a human. Just put "cost adjustment" in at the prompt and it will likely pick out what's wrong and offer you the credit.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 28, 2024 12:02 PM (eovkY)

324 OMG I made it through only about 20 secs of the trailer before I felt a vomitous pustule making its way up my throat. I'm so very excited to never thing about this abomination again!

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 28, 2024 12:02 PM (iFTx/)

325 Timothée Chalamet can neither sing nor dance.
Posted by: G'rump928


That dude's been passed around Hollywood more times than a sandwich at anorexic's convention.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 28, 2024 12:03 PM (IG4Id)

326 My 1400 physical discs along my wall could assuage me for a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, ragin

but how many of those are Prometheus?

Posted by: BruceWayne at February 28, 2024 12:03 PM (CIS44)

327 They're apparently going to fold FreeVee completely and just make it all Prime.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Mebbe. Though FreeVee has simultaneous offerings with some of the streaming channels they carry only with ads. FreeVee also does not require a subscription but is accessible through prime itself as well as a free standing entrance. Has a fair number of Brit series on it plus some popular 80's and 90's tv series.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 12:03 PM (hKOIV)

328 322 My 1400 physical discs along my wall could assuage me for a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Geesh, how many copies of Prometheus do you need?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 12:02 PM (9yWhg)

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I must preserve the great works for future generations after the collapse.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:03 PM (GBKbO)

329 Arachnid puns really tick me off.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

Spiders always remind me of the web of deception around Chelsea Clinton’s father.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 28, 2024 12:03 PM (JCZqz)

330 I've concluded 99.9 percent of print and web journalists and pundits are failed novelists.

They can't create book-length fiction that sells. So they turn to writing 1,000-word fiction/propaganda pieces in the News and Opinion sections of print media and web news and opinion sites.
.

Posted by: Gref at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM (5fDan)

331 327 Mebbe. Though FreeVee has simultaneous offerings with some of the streaming channels they carry only with ads. FreeVee also does not require a subscription but is accessible through prime itself as well as a free standing entrance. Has a fair number of Brit series on it plus some popular 80's and 90's tv series.
Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 12:03 PM (hKOIV)

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It's how I'm watching Peep Show now (well, not now...now I had an itch to watch Children of Dune).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM (GBKbO)

332 Spiders always remind me of the web of deception around Chelsea Clinton’s father.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 28, 2024 12:03 PM


Nicely done.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM (5sOEG)

333 The book came out a couple of years after the 2016 election, and is apparently something of a self-laudatory celebration of herself and her time on the campaign trail and the highs and travails of modern journalism and journalists.


She stands there, head held high. The wind gently waves her hair as the light of the setting sun paints her face in its gentle glow. "I am a Journalist," she thinks to herself, "no matter what happens, I will seek the truth!"
She does not see the kids on skateboards bearing down on her with the water balloons, and who escape laughing. Later, her ruined Dior pantsuit reflects the tragedy of her chosen career. She enters the Editor's office and begins to undress...hoping she gets another big story to cover.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM (W/lyH)

334 I have to admit, I would probably go see Dune:The Musical.

Only On Ice!

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM (zdLoL)

335 The ball gag tends to put a lid on her yammering.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at February 28, 2024 11:56 AM (Q0kLU)

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* snort *

The first time I ever saw that used &: depicted was in that rather shocking & uncomfortable scene in Pulp Fiction -- so am always immediately reminded of it when I hear that term.

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (ThfNI)

336 The Ottoman approach would actually make for some decent entertainment albeit Game of Thrones on steroids.

I was explaining how the Ottoman succession processes worked to a friend I was watching the Ottoman v Vlad Dracula mini series that was on recently.

As Sultan you get as many wives as possible at least 5, but more if you can manage it. Slaves are good choice as well if they are good looking. Anyway, then you make sure you have a LOT of kids. Then the boys kill each other to make sure all the strongest succeeds perhaps with your wives helping to assassinate each other's sons as well.

And Mehmed II was especially screwed up. He took one Greek Princess as a sex slave for a couple of years, got bored with her and gave her to a retainer then demanded their oldest daughter from their marriage as a consort later...

Needless to say my non-history junkie co-watcher was horrified.

/JustMuslimThings

Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (ibTVg)

337 Benny Johnson
@bennyjohnson
🚨 BREAKING: Hunter Biden’s opening statement in his closed door deposition blames the scandal on “MAGA-Motivated Conspiracy Theories”
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 11:58 AM (FVME7)

I know the Russian dude the Feebs arrested in Vegas a couple weeks ago, the narrative coming out of that is he's a lying liar who lies, and he made up stuff about Hunty so he could bribe somebody or other, with fake information about the Bidens taking bribes.

Seems everyone is bribing everyone. Whatever the case, I can't tell if they've caught this crackhead in a bald lie, or if it's murky enough that the Bidens will walk away from this (those of them who CAN still walk) scot free.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (dGCAG)

338 292 I think of Spirited, the AppleTV+ exclusive holiday movie staring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds.

spirited away > spirited

Posted by: anachronda at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (sGtp+)

339 I hope Rehobeth, Delaware is a sanctuary city. That would only be just, and fun for Texas to exploit.

Posted by: The Frumious Follywood at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (DmvSJ)

340 My 1400 physical discs along my wall could assuage me for a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

So...the equivalent of our Nukie collection.

Posted by: Red Letter Media at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (JCZqz)

341 Amazon Prime and Paramount + have apparently merged.

If you have Walmart+ then Paramount+ is free.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (tXFoB)

342 I have to admit, I would probably go see Dune:The Musical.

Only On Ice!
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM


Don't hold your breath. Ze promised me zat, too, ja?

Posted by: Hitler at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (5sOEG)

343 340 My 1400 physical discs along my wall could assuage me for a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

So...the equivalent of our Nukie collection.
Posted by: Red Letter Media at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (JCZqz)

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Not anymore!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbdij5Vi8oY

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (GBKbO)

344 SS called me back again and still couldn't recognize my "1" to talk to an agent. I pressed "2" to cancel, and *that* it recognized. Something tells me they really don't want to talk to humans.

I'll call tomorrow a.m. and sit on the phone as long as it takes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (J2vNu)

345 Only On Ice!

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM (zdLoL)

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Heh.

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (ThfNI)

346 The new car has no disc player. My old one (that I gave up on) played CDs and compact cassettes.
The new car will play whatever is on my phone tho'.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (MeG8a)

347 341 Amazon Prime and Paramount + have apparently merged.

If you have Walmart+ then Paramount+ is free.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (tXFoB)

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They have not. They only have similar interfaces.

Look for Rings of Power on Paramount. It's not there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (GBKbO)

348 I don't hate Timothy Chalomet but I'm open to being sold on it.
He does strike me as someone who's been sexually abused.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 28, 2024 12:07 PM (xcrUy)

349 I have to admit, I would probably go see Dune:The Musical.

Only On Ice!
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 12:04 PM (zdLoL)

All I know about Dune is the Lynch movie, and while I wouldn't say it's terrible, it doesn't make me want to see anything else in the Herbertian Cinematic Universe.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (dGCAG)

350 It's how I'm watching Peep Show now (well, not now...now I had an itch to watch Children of Dune).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024


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Men, Women, Children, and Pets of Dune

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (J2vNu)

351 326 My 1400 physical discs along my wall could assuage me for a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, ragin

but how many of those are Prometheus?


forty-two!

Posted by: deep thought at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (sGtp+)

352 I read at one time that someone was planning on making a musical version of "Manos: The Hands of Fate." Wonder if that ever went anywhere.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (9yWhg)

353 It’s kinda nice that Hunter’s special prosecutor is also his defense attorney.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (tXFoB)

354 I must preserve the great works for future generations after the collapse.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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You will want a blu ray drive on a computer, the necessary software, plus M-Disc media. No dye to fade on the disc as others do. The only caveat is continued availability of optical drives to read it.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (hKOIV)

355 I guess THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NUMINOUS NEGROES was right out.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has seen Wonka at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (aD39U)

356 261 235 Well, if it helps, all the early word on Dune Part 2 is *stone cold masterpiece

Zzzzzzz

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (jbnUc)

357 All I know about Dune is the Lynch movie, and while I wouldn't say it's terrible, it doesn't make me want to see anything else in the Herbertian Cinematic Universe.

Give the SyFy mini-series a try. I thought it was a lot better.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (XShg/)

358 Speaking of Hillary, what's that fat, bitter, bitch been up to? When her fat mug isn't front and center I'm nervous she's doing something awful for the country.

She was on TV a week or two ago throwing Biden under the bus. Apparently the DNC needs a strong proven leader that can suicide people in Fort Marcy Park day or night and Joe ain't it.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (2ocoG)

359 It’s kinda nice that Hunter’s special prosecutor is also his defense attorney.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (tXFoB)

One stop shoppin'.

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (AwYPR)

360 I don't hate Timothy Chalomet but I'm open to being sold on it.
He does strike me as someone who's been sexually abused.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 28, 2024 12:07 PM (xcrUy)

Well yeah. Somewhere well above half the male actors in Hollowood have been on their knees in front of producers and whomever, so if we're looking for exceptions to the rule, this little twink is not likely to be one of them.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (dGCAG)

361 Aren't all negroes magical?

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (iFTx/)

362 350 Men, Women, Children, and Pets of Dune
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 28, 2024 12:08 PM (J2vNu)

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Pebbles of Dune, the story of how the rock formations of the planet Arrakis came together, coming soon from Brian Herbert!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (GBKbO)

363 Candace Owens has been hanging with Kanye too much, and she's becoming irrelevant fast, since at least Kanye still has some empire remaining.

Posted by: logprof at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (xvUBc)

364 357 All I know about Dune is the Lynch movie, and while I wouldn't say it's terrible, it doesn't make me want to see anything else in the Herbertian Cinematic Universe.

Give the SyFy mini-series a try. I thought it was a lot better.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (XShg/)

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Or, you know, read the book. It's a pretty good book.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:10 PM (GBKbO)

365 "Google left in 'terrible bind' by pulling AI feature after right wing backlash".

NOT THE BEE amazingly.
This was PUSH notified to my phone this morning via Yahoo finance, must have cost Google a premium to do that. Even the headline is as dramatically ridiculous as possible. Seriously this shilling stuff has to be seen to be believed. Tell me Google is paying these idiots to churn out damage control propaganda without telling me Google is paying these idiots to churn out damage control propaganda. The propaganda piece is about 20 pages long too. And, if you can believe it, written by a Columbia grad who used to be a "misinformation expert" for the NYT according to her bio. Who would actually admit to such a thing?

Posted by: Chuck Hemangioma at February 28, 2024 12:10 PM (CZPkK)

366 They have not. They only have similar interfaces.

Look for Rings of Power on Paramount. It's not there.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:06 PM (GBKbO)

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It looked like they had many of the same movies and shows even down to the same order on my TV.

Maybe they are holding the big budget stuff back to just Prime.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:10 PM (tXFoB)

367 So...the equivalent of our Nukie collection.
Posted by: Red Letter Media

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Speaking of, the D1 a mond Cobra vs Wh yte Fox episode that the crazy lady had pulled because... well, watch some of her other stuff.

youtube.com/watch?v=PAWGkRTOe-4


anyway, if you missed the RLM Best of the Worst:

(cough)
archive.org/details/BOTW_RLM_DLT
(cough)

Posted by: SHOUT OUT TO MY COUSIN MURPH at February 28, 2024 12:10 PM (eovkY)

368
Looks like my dental hygienist...I get 4 cleanings a year.
Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2024 11:53 AM (AwYPR)

LOL I didn't realize a dental hygienists uniform lets their breasts hang out. Now we may know why NGU is really a dentist. JK, NGU.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (Ki//m)

369 I don't hate Timothy Chalomet but I'm open to being sold on it.
He does strike me as someone who's been sexually abused.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 28, 2024 12:07 PM (xcrUy)
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It's only abuse if you don't like it

Posted by: Elric Blade at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (iFTx/)

370 And Mehmed II was especially screwed up. He took one Greek Princess as a sex slave for a couple of years, got bored with her and gave her to a retainer then demanded their oldest daughter from their marriage as a consort later...

Needless to say my non-history junkie co-watcher was horrified.

/JustMuslimThings
Posted by: 18-1
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There was a reason why their Empire lasted as long as it did. Sultans had to be ruthless to win the power game.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (hKOIV)

371 Aren't all negroes magical?

Big Mike definitely isn't. He doesn't want me and Reggie to be happy.

Posted by: B. Hussein Obama at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (2ocoG)

372 All I know about Dune is the Lynch movie, and while I wouldn't say it's terrible, it doesn't make me want to see anything else in the Herbertian Cinematic Universe.
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Give the SyFy mini-series a try. I thought it was a lot better.
Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 12:09 PM (XShg/)

Here's the thing though, I really don't care for sci-fi anything.

I mean, there's stuff I've watched, but the genre itself... it's sorta like seafood. I'll eat it, if I'm hungry, and it's really well prepared, but I'm not seeking it out. Ever.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (dGCAG)

373 366 It looked like they had many of the same movies and shows even down to the same order on my TV.

Maybe they are holding the big budget stuff back to just Prime.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:10 PM (tXFoB)

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Licensing is a complex world of individual and bulk, non-exclusive contracts.

Dune is on Netflix (well, until tomorrow). It doesn't mean that Max and Netflix have merged.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (GBKbO)

374 I guess THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NUMINOUS NEGROES was right out.

Because everyone would have to look up the word. Bad marketing to make your customers feel dumb from the start.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 28, 2024 12:12 PM (sNc8Y)

375 name field test

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples uppity up at February 28, 2024 12:12 PM (eovkY)

376 "Dune" is boring and painful to read or watch in any form.

But fanbois will persist that it's this or that and nah bro, it sucks Sandworm Ass.

In the garbage the book went decades ago.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 28, 2024 12:12 PM (2ijlT)

377 NOOD - Google AI foibles

Posted by: Doof at February 28, 2024 12:12 PM (JunzL)

378 The propaganda piece is about 20 pages long too. And, if you can believe it, written by a Columbia grad who used to be a "misinformation expert" for the NYT according to her bio. Who would actually admit to such a thing?
Posted by: Chuck Hemangioma at February 28, 2024 12:10 PM (CZPkK)
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The complexity and scale of a lie is inversely proportional to the simplicity and scale of the truth.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2024 12:12 PM (HnUIn)

379 Licensing is a complex world of individual and bulk, non-exclusive contracts.

Dune is on Netflix (well, until tomorrow). It doesn't mean that Max and Netflix have merged.


The smart money is that there will be consolidation to everything on a few services and then there'll be a bundle to get all of them. Et voila, the Millennials have re-invented cable.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 28, 2024 12:13 PM (2ocoG)

380 Or, you know, read the book. It's a pretty good book.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:10 PM (GBKbO)

Good lord, not just no, but HELL no.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 28, 2024 12:13 PM (dGCAG)

381 The Magical Negro is a trope in American cinema, television, and literature. In the cinema of the United States, the Magical Negro is a supporting stock character who comes to the aid of white protagonists in a film. Magical Negro characters, often possessing special insight or mystical powers, have long been a tradition in American fiction. The old-fashioned word "Negro" is used to imply that a "magical black character" who devotes himself to selflessly helping whites is a throwback to racist stereotypes such as the "Sambo" or "noble savage". You may now continue.

Posted by: @SOEarpiece at February 28, 2024 12:13 PM (aD39U)

382 I saw the first episode of the new Dune and I liked it... But I'm funny that way because I like the original

Posted by: It's me donna at February 28, 2024 12:13 PM (Akjoo)

383 A 12th century black woman invented the magic negro.

Posted by: Nikki Haley's hairy nipples at February 28, 2024 12:14 PM (eovkY)

384 Also, if they Googled the phrase, they might find Podhoretz or Nordlinger or whoever it was that first used it in print.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 28, 2024 12:14 PM (sNc8Y)

385 156
And then there's the 'Teen Mom' and 'Jersey Shore' franchises. Utter trash. If the Romans had TV, thisis the sort of thing they'd watch.

The Real Slaves of Ultima Thule, anyone?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at February 28, 2024 11:27 AM (Q0kLU)
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Roman here: we would make it more interesting with lions and tigers.

Posted by: Ciampino - the wheels on the bus go round & round at February 28, 2024 12:15 PM (qfLjt)

386 Speaking of Hillary, what's that fat, bitter, bitch been up to? When her fat mug isn't front and center I'm nervous she's doing something awful for the country.

She was on TV a week or two ago throwing Biden under the bus. Apparently the DNC needs a strong proven leader that can suicide people in Fort Marcy Park day or night and Joe ain't it.
Posted by: Ian S.

I mentioned up at #218 she was unofficially campaigning a bit to raise her profile in case the Dem convention was brokered. Couldn't remember the exact details of how she was doing that, and your example is one of a few recent appearances I know she's made. She hasn't let the dream go lol.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 28, 2024 12:15 PM (JCZqz)

387
I watched intently as Barbara Eden, the manicurist, got off the bus in Mayberry, soon to upset the entire town. That was over 60 years ago.
Posted by: No Longer Participating


She danced in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055608

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 28, 2024 12:15 PM (63Dwl)

388 Noodus gorgle

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 28, 2024 12:15 PM (J2vNu)

389 Or, you know, read the book. It's a pretty good book.

I liked the first two - thought the next two were "meh". After that ? Awful.

Posted by: The Pimp Hand of Reality at February 28, 2024 12:15 PM (XShg/)

390 I’ll bet this show reeks of stale estrogen and menopause.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 28, 2024 12:17 PM (jvlno)

391 I got a column due this morning but I just woke up at 11am and I need half an hour to make a soy chamomile latte..
"Google Gemini, please create a 10,000 word argument for why you are not racist".
Paycheck earned. I deserve a living wage for this.

Posted by: Davey Alba at February 28, 2024 12:17 PM (CZPkK)

392 Licensing is a complex world of individual and bulk, non-exclusive contracts.

Dune is on Netflix (well, until tomorrow). It doesn't mean that Max and Netflix have merged.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (GBKbO)

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True but the interfaces are identical unlike Netflix and Max. And like I said they aren’t just sharing movies, they’re in the exact same order.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:17 PM (tXFoB)

393 The outdoorsy blonde is on a true gravel road with her unicycle. There is not a scratch on her perfect skin. No road rash.
Experience tells me this shoot was not into "verisimilitude."
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 28, 2024 11:53 AM (zdLoL)

I would volunteer to pick Cholla spines out of her skin, which she would likely get plenty of, if she ran off that road.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 12:17 PM (tkR6S)

394 Theft is so bad in San Francisco that customers at this hardware store have to shop with an employee escort

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Racism. Pure racism.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at February 28, 2024 12:17 PM (FVME7)

395 311
“You have built your entire partisan house of cards on lies"

Those “lies” seem to include a lot of evidence that you and your dad do nothing but lie and take bribes.

What would Beau say if he were alive right now?

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 28, 2024 12:17 PM (jbnUc)

396 392 True but the interfaces are identical unlike Netflix and Max. And like I said they aren’t just sharing movies, they’re in the exact same order.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 28, 2024 12:17 PM (tXFoB)

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The interfaces aren't exactly the same. They have very similar structures, but even the searches operate differently.

Amazon and Paramount merging would be honestly huge news. It didn't happen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 28, 2024 12:18 PM (GBKbO)

397 Delaware does no sanctuary cities, towns. It has taken in about four (4) legitimate Refugees in a decade.

OTOH, it's loaded with small strip malls with liquor, cigarettes, and 'spas/massage' and also convenience stores for scratch offs, sandwiches, and stimulate drinks.

Wilmington is rather attractive in daylight, totally ghost-like by 3 pm. Wealth is at the shore.

Posted by: L - We're done for now. We just don't have the guts to turn off the lights on the show at February 28, 2024 12:18 PM (GshMh)

398 "What would Beau say if he were alive right now"

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Help help me out of this box, let.me out of this box!

Posted by: Chuck Hemangioma at February 28, 2024 12:19 PM (CZPkK)

399 LOL I didn't realize a dental hygienists uniform lets their breasts hang out. Now we may know why NGU is really a dentist. JK, NGU.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2024 12:11 PM (Ki//m)

It's a good way to keep male patients sitting placidly in the chair, mouth agape.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 28, 2024 12:27 PM (tkR6S)

400 398
Thank you. I knew someone would hit that slow pitch over the plate for me.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at February 28, 2024 12:32 PM (jbnUc)

401 376 "Dune" is boring and painful to read or watch in any form.

But fanbois will persist that it's this or that and nah bro, it sucks Sandworm Ass.

In the garbage the book went decades ago.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 28, 2024 12:12 PM (

THE SPICE MUST FLOW

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 28, 2024 01:47 PM (m6dV4)

402 I was explaining how the Ottoman succession processes worked to a friend I was watching the Ottoman v Vlad Dracula mini series that was on recently.

As Sultan you get as many wives as possible at least 5, but more if you can manage it. Slaves are good choice as well if they are good looking. Anyway, then you make sure you have a LOT of kids. Then the boys kill each other to make sure all the strongest succeeds perhaps with your wives helping to assassinate each other's sons as well.

And Mehmed II was especially screwed up. He took one Greek Princess as a sex slave for a couple of years, got bored with her and gave her to a retainer then demanded their oldest daughter from their marriage as a consort later...

Needless to say my non-history junkie co-watcher was horrified.

/JustMuslimThings
Posted by: 18-1 at February 28, 2024 12:05 PM (ibTVg)

Tanistry as a succession mechanism.

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