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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Teh yay…it’s Friday!!

When I heard about theater chains self-censoring re “The Interview”, I thought that liability concerns might be part of that; so do actual lawyers:

But I’d say one major reason the chains decided not to show the movie is that they worry about lawsuits if something happens.

Feh.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning,

Of course the theater chains are worried; the civil case against the theater in Aurora, CO is still pending and if something, anything, were to happen at one of these theaters showing this movie, the lawyers would be right there. Hell, if someone showed it, there would probably be more lawyers in the house than normal people.

I am amused at all the hand-wringing and shouts of “First Amendment” going on with the hyperventilating crowd. My guess is that there was a lot more damaging information that the hackers have that they have yet to release and that is why Sony caved.

As far as never seeing the Mad Max films, that’s just sad, Fatwa. Besides, “We Don’t Need Another Hero” is a pretty good song.

BrendaK
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6 years ago
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I know, right?!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

And as an aside, George R.R. Martin is quite the liberal a**hole outside of his books; I’ve stopped buying his stuff.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Hai, Sven!

Turns out I have several books in a series which G.R.R.M. edited and oversaw -- “Wild Cards” -- which I’ve not read in a long time. Since he was also a contributor, I have indeed read a few tales by him for which he was paid, so I’m good on that count.

I’m inclined to agree that there are more damning Sony leaks which are forthcoming but still a little skeptical (based upon nothing I can articulate) that the NorKs are actually behind this exploit. Something about that doesn’t pass my personal “smell test”.

As re my ignorance about the “Mad Max” series: in many regards, I’m a pop culture desert…an expanse of sere, bleak prickliness. 😉

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

In which case, since at least The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome take place in bleak wastelands, you should feel right at home!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Oopsie…missed Wednesday’s centenary of the Harrison Narcotic Act.

[Opium Commissioner of the United States Dr. Hamilton] Wright further claimed that “it has been authoritatively stated that cocaine is often the direct incentive to the crime of rape by the negroes of the South and other sections of the country,” though he failed to mention specifically which authorities had stated that, and did not provide any evidence for his claim. Wright also stated that “one of the most unfortunate phases of smoking opium in this country is the large number of women who have become involved and were living as common-law wives or cohabitating with Chinese in the Chinatowns of our various cities”.

The drafters played on fears of “drug-crazed, sex-mad negroes” and made references to Negroes under the influence of drugs murdering whites, degenerate Mexicans smoking marijuana, and “Chinamen” seducing white women with drugs. Dr. Hamilton Wright, testified at a hearing for the Harrison Act. Wright alleged that drugs made blacks uncontrollable, gave them superhuman powers and caused them to rebel against white authority. Dr. Christopher Koch of the State Pharmacy Board of Pennsylvania testified that “Most of the attacks upon the white women of the South are the direct result of a cocaine-crazed Negro brain”.

Yes…the science was settled.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Day 1 of Christmas cookie baking is complete, today the decorating of said cookies will commence. Later, said cookies will be delivered to friends and neighbors.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Mac --

Appreciated your artistic use of publicity stills to express disdain and/or incredulity; hee!

Paddy --

Heh…that’s one of my three all-time fave comedies. Happy icing and delivery, too.

As a public service, here’s K8-E’s mint icing recipe, including the cautionary statement:

Mint Icing recipe:

Beat 6 T softened butter
Add 3 cups sifted powdered sugar and
4T heavy cream and
2tsp peppermint extract
Beat at high speed. Beat it good.
Taste it. Adjust cream or sugar for desired consistency.
Taste it again.
If any is left, ice something with it.

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

With all of the shit going on at her company, I see that Sony exec Amy Pascal had the time to abase herself in front of race-bating, Joo-hating, murder-and-arson-inciting tax-cheat, ambulatory turd and complete waste of skin Al Sharpton:

Pascal agreed to let Sharpton have a say in how Sony makes motion pictures, in an effort to combat what he called “inflexible and immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.”
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“We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of diversity in Hollywood,” said Sharpton.

Wonder if he’s also going to get a three-picture development and directing deal. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

Lovely: The California Highway Patrol now refers to itself as a para-military organization in their recruiting materials.

Guess the days of Ponch and John are long gone.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
Editor

What the…?!?!?

I especially like the fuzzy Kris Kringle in teh sidebar.

At least it’s not a blurry Krampus.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

There’s something about Krampus that makes me think of Gene Simmons but I can’t quite put my finger on it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Quite festive looking, Mr Admin--nice job and thank you.

Thoughts and prayers, Jerry.