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  • Ancient Apocalypse is the most dangerous show on Netflix

    11/26/2022 3:11:24 AM PST · by blueplum · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 Nov 2022 | Stuart Heritage
    A show with a truly preposterous theory is one of the streaming giant’s biggest hits – and it seems to exist solely for conspiracy theorists. Why has this been allowed? At the time of writing, Ancient Apocalypse has been comfortably sitting in Netflix’s Top 10 list for several days. This presents something of a mystery.... ... if he’s right, and the history of humanity really is just the first five minutes of Prometheus, it would change everything we know about ourselves. But we certainly shouldn’t treat his hodgepodge of mysteries and coincidences as fact. That’s the danger of a show...
  • Ozzy Osbourne announces he’s leaving the US for good -- 'I don't want to die in America'

    11/06/2022 6:07:06 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 112 replies ^ | November 6, 2022 | Administrator
    After making Los Angeles his home for more than two decades, Ozzy Osbourne has decided it’s time to return to the U.K. The Osbournes’ home in California is already up for sale, and their residence in England is already being prepared for their early 2023 arrival. “It’s a very weird place to live right now,” Sharon Osbourne said of living in America. Over the past several years Ozzy, 73, has dealt with numerous health issues – Parkinson’s diagnosis, neck surgery, a fall in the bathroom, two staph infections, blood clots, and more – and while all are enough for anyone...
  • Paul Ryan says lawmakers climb ranks of Congress by ‘being an entertainer’

    05/28/2022 11:08:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/28/2022 | Lexi Lonas
    Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an interview Thursday that there is a difference between the way lawmakers climb the ranks in Congress now and 10 years ago, adding that lawmakers in both parties today are “entertainers.” “In the old days, like 10 years ago, if you wanted to do really well in Congress, if you wanted to succeed, you climbed a meritocracy. The measurement of success was policy and persuasion,” Ryan said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “That’s not necessarily what motivates people anymore. There’s a lot of entertainers in Congress from both parties,” he said.
  • Vanity: Question to Fans of TV Series Blacklist.

    05/27/2022 4:50:09 AM PDT · by Don@VB · 36 replies
    Me ^ | 5/27/22 | Me
    My wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed the television series Blacklist, and I would recommend this nine season action thriller to anyone who enjoyed the likes of "24" or "Designated Survivor". My one question to Blacklist fans: When night, or dark environment scenes are playing, does it appear too dark, almost impossible to perceive? I adjusted all my TV settings to no avail. Any input appreciated!
  • ‘Halo’ TV Series Is A Dull, Politically Correct Affair With Nothing To Say

    05/24/2022 12:03:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The ^ | May 24, 2022 | Auguste Meyrat
    In the pantheon of video game mascots, few figures are as iconic as Master Chief from the “Halo” series. Donning his famous green armored spacesuit, he ventured into hostile worlds, taking down the Covenant, an alien race intent on conquering the universe and accessing the ring worlds, or “haloes,” left over by another more ancient alien race, the Forerunners. It was only a matter of time before idea-starved Hollywood adapted the popular series to TV or film. Already they have made movies for other popular video game franchises, such as “Super Mario,” “Resident Evil,” “Mortal Kombat,” “World of Warcraft,” “Tomb...
  • These Dozen Disney Plus Alternatives Offer Families Options. But Is It Enough?

    05/16/2022 11:23:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 16, 2022 | Josh Shepherd
    A look at streaming services catering to families and conservatives reveals some surprisingly good titles.On Wednesday, Disney announced it added only 1.5 million domestic subscribers this spring to its flagship streaming service, with anticipated higher costs in the year ahead. The company’s market value quickly dipped to a two-year low. Such weak results seem to confirm the power of a movement among conservative parents to “cancel Disney” after surreptitiously recorded remarks by Disney creative executives about their “not-so-secret gay agenda” spread online. Relaying what he has heard from Christian families about those comments, Erick Goss, head of faith-based streamer Minno,...
  • Republican Senators Call For TV Guidelines Ratings To Label LGBTQ Content In Children’s Programming

    05/09/2022 5:59:25 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Bounding into comics ^ | May 9th 2022 | Jacon Smith
    In response to Disney’s commitment to increasing the amount of LGBTQ content in their children’s progamming following the fallout with the state of Florida over its newly-passed Parental Rights in Education law, a number of U.S. Republican senators are calling for a major change in the way said content is rated. On May 4th, GOP Senators Roger Marshall (Kansas), Mike Lee (Utah), Mike Braun (Indiana), Steve Daines (Montana), and Kevin Cramer (North Dakota), sent a letter to Charles Rivkin, the Chairman of the TV Guidelines Ratings Boards and whose organization is responsible for designating TV programs with content ratings such...
  • Is the Gilroy Garlic Festival back on? Major California operator says it will save event(Yay!!!)

    05/02/2022 11:48:12 AM PDT · by Vendome · 26 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 1, 2022 | RYAN LILLIS
    The organizers of one farm-oriented festival in Northern California appear to be trying to save another popular event. The Noceti Group, organizer of the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, announced on Facebook on Sunday that it intends to save the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. Organizers of the popular Bay Area food and entertainment festival had announced in April they intended to shut down the event, according to the Gilroy Dispatch newspaper. “We heard the extremely sad news that the Gilroy Garlic Festival will not be holding their annual big Garlic festival. We just couldn’t let that happen!” read a post on...
  • Georgia’s Honey Boo Boo, 16, and boyfriend Dralin Carswell, 20, still going strong

    04/13/2022 5:42:39 PM PDT · by allen592 · 39 replies
    Mag Grand ^ | April 13, 2022 | TMG
    Alana Thompson aka “Honey Boo Boo” and her boyfriend Dralin Carswell are still going strong despite being criticized over their 4-year age gap.
  • Bobby Rydell, Pop Singer and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Actor, Dies at 79

    04/06/2022 12:36:35 PM PDT · by fidelis · 22 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 5, 2022 | Mike Barnes
    Bobby Rydell, the pop singer and onetime teen idol from Philadelphia who starred opposite Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke in Bye Bye Birdie, has died. He was 79. Rydell died Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reported. He was still touring and scheduled to perform at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City in June. After hitting it big with such songs as “Wild One” and his version of “Volare,” Rydell portrayed Hugo Peabody in the George Sidney-directed film adaptation of Bye Bye Birdie (1963) in the role that Michael J. Pollard originated on Broadway opposite Van Dyke,...
  • Will Smith ‘gettin jiggy’ at VFO party in Los Angeles after slapping Chris Rock

    03/28/2022 5:22:35 AM PDT · by allen592 · 90 replies
    Mag Grand ^ | March 28, 2022 | TMG
    Actor Will Smith was filmed partying on Monday morning at the Vanity Fair Oscars event in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA after he slapped stand-up comedian Chris Rock during the live award show. In the video shared by Variety editors Marc Malkin and Ramin Setoodeh on Twitter, Smith, 53, with wife J ada Pinkett, 50, nearby, joyfully sang along as the DJ played his songs “Gettin Jiggy With It” and”Miami.”
  • We Aren’t Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We’re Watching the End of the Movies.

    03/27/2022 11:00:25 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 167 replies
    NY Times ^ | 25 Mar2022 | Ross Douthat
    Everyone has a theory about the decline of the Academy Awards, the sinking ratings that have led to endless Oscar reinventions. The show is too long; no, the show is too desperate to pander to short attention spans. The movies are too woke; no, the academy voters aren’t diverse enough. Hollywood makes too many superhero movies; no, the academy doesn’t nominate enough superhero movies. (A querulous voice from the back row: Why can’t they just bring back Billy Crystal?) My favored theory is that the Oscars are declining because the movies they were made to showcase have been slowly disappearing....
  • Same-Sex Kiss Restored in Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Following Staff Uproar Over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

    03/18/2022 6:33:34 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 18th March 2022 | Adam B. Vary
    On March 9, LGBTQ employees and allies at Pixar Animation Studios sent a joint statement to Walt Disney Company leadership claiming that Disney executives had actively censored “overtly gay affection” in its feature films. The stunning allegation — made as part of a larger protest over the company’s lack of public response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill — did not include which Pixar films had weathered the censorship, nor which specific creative decisions were cut or altered. But in at least one case, the statement appears to have made a significant difference. According to a source close to the...

    02/27/2022 9:48:32 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    author | 2/27/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 7 – THE FINAL Votes due: Sunday, March 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 2 songs, 1 pair, 1 winner! Vote for your favorite. Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. See the pair in my next reply post. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title – act The survey is at 1950s survey Final My YouTube playlist is at 1950s playlist Final
  • Elton John, 74, caught in terrifying double mid-air emergency as his £66million private jet suffers hydraulic failure en route to New York

    02/22/2022 7:58:00 PM PST · by algore · 51 replies
    It comes after the legendary singer was forced to cancel two shows in Dallas, Texas after testing positive for Covid last month. 'It is with great regret that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates in Dallas set for Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26 must be postponed due to Elton recently testing positive for COVID-19,' a statement confirmed at the time. 'Fortunately, Elton is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is experiencing only mild symptoms. Fans should hold on to their tickets as they will be honoured at the rescheduled dates to be announced soon.' 'Elton and the Farewell...

    02/13/2022 9:49:18 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    author | 2/13/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 5 – THE GREAT 8 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: Rd 1A, Rd 1B Round 2: Rd 2 Round 3: Rd 3 Round 4: Rd 4

    02/06/2022 9:43:03 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    author | 2/6/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! ROUND 4 – SWEET 16 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: 1A, 1B Round 2: 2 Round 3: 3

    01/30/2022 9:23:37 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 1/30/22 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title - act Rounds 1A and 1B: ToCT Rd 1A, ToCT Rd 1B Round 2: ToCT Rd...

    01/23/2022 10:46:56 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 35 replies
    me | 1/23/22 | me
    (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2 ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! DUE DATE: Sunday, Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm (Eastern) Round 2 is the start of the play-off tournament style. It starts with 32 pairs of the best 64 songs as chosen by YOU, from Rounds 1A and 1B. Round 1A and 1B: Round 1ARound 1B

    01/16/2022 9:29:33 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 58 replies
    me | 1/16/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    TOURNAMENT FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1B – ‘50sThe baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts.Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part B, as before with A last week, will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down again because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with 32 pairs of songs to...