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Everything in pop culture that isn't animation, comics, or videogames goes here. Books, music, movies, TV, and so on.

The Global Rule (don't be a dick) applies here.

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And we're off to a roaring start.

Mean Gene Okerlund - December 19, 1942 - January 2, 2019

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Stanley Donen - April 13, 1924 – February 21, 2019

Director of Singin’ in the Rain,” “Funny Face” and “Two for the Road”, died at 94.


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Peter Tork - February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019

best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of The Monkees. died of Adenoid cystic carcinoma at the age of 77

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Luke Perry- October 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019

dies after suffering from a stroke at the age of 52


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John Singleton -January 6, 1968 – April 29, 2019

director of Boyz n the Hood and Poetic Justice, died at the age of 51


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Peter Mayhew- 19 May 1944 – 30 April 2019
best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series, died on Tuesday.he was74


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Margot Kidder - October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018

best know for her role as Lois Lane from Superman the movie. died at the age of 69

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Aretha Franklin - March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018

the queen of soul died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76

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Stefan Karl Stefansson July 10, 1975 - August 21, 2018

best know as Robbie Rotten in Lazy town, died of cancer at the age of 43

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Stephen Hillenburg August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018

creator of the Nickelodeon animated megahit SpongeBob SquarePants dies at the age of 57

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After a much need break after the emotionally draining Changes. I'm returning to the Dresden Files with Ghost Story.

Quick question: Did anyone else picture Mort played by Jason Alexander? It just fits so well.

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No but that's amazing and works.

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In the spirit of this, I've been reading American Gods and sort of mentally picturing it as "Anthony Hopkins and Vin Diesel drive across a FGO singularity".

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Funny, I too have been going through American Gods, though on audiobook. So far it’s been good, as the production has a full cast and the story is pretty interesting.

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It IS missing Butters with his one man polka band setup.

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Now that we're on a midseason break, I wonder what everyone else has been thinking of LMD so far. I'm enjoying it, but we're probably on like the 7th reverae fakeout as to who the villain is. Ghost Rider was pretty straightforward with that aspect.
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They never mention it by name, you have to pay attention to the sound it makes and what it does to even realize that's what it is. Again, I'm guessing usage rights snarl.

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Y'know I was thinking earlier, Daisy's one of the few characters I've seen whose character arc was almost literally a fucking arc. As in she started off being really annoying and crappy, kind of gradually rose up into being a good character, then gradually fell back down into being complete shit.

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Absolutely agreed. She's all the unlikable traits of Mei combined with her own arrogance and hardheadedness. If she would just listen to advice once I'd be fine with it, but she never listens to anyone like Phil did.

I'm caught up now and Anyone who thinks that Yo-yo actually saved the world by killing her is stupid

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Y'know the thing was that period where she was like "Mei in training", where she didn't even do that much computer stuff, that was kind of the highlight of her period as a character. Which sounds bad but they just brought such a focus to her of being a competent field agent and getting things done, having the right blending of working with the team and acting on her own initiative.

And then Whatsisface McLightningzap died and so did her good characterization.

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All that said, I really like what they're doing with most of the other characters. This is the most I've ever liked Fitz and Simmons. I've never liked Talbit so much.

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Let us begin.

Miguel José Ferrer - February 7, 1955 – January 19, 2017

Cousin of George Clooney and actor best known for smug, pompous villains, including Robocop, The Stand, and Traffic, and most recently, a recurring (later regular) character on NCIS: Los Angeles and Albert Rosenfield on the revived Twin Peaks; of throat cancer at age 61.
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Malcolm Young - January 6, 1953 – November 18, 2017

guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64

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Robert Givens - March 2, 1918 – December 14, 2017

Bugs Bunny Designer Bob Givens Dies at 99


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Rose Marie-August 15, 1923 - December 28, 2017


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R. Lee Ermey - March 24, 1944 - April 15, 2018


Passed away from complications of pneumonia.

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One of my favorite threads on the /pop/ of old.

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Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda - February 24, 1921 – January 26, 2016

For real this time.

(I'm considering starting this as an obituaries thread; there's been so many this year already it's kind of getting overwhelming.)
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Dr. Donald Henderson, the man who eradicated smallpox, died this year as well, back on August 19 at the age of 87, and yet for some reason we never heard about this. Also dead as of the past few days:

- Vera Rubin, the woman who discovered the first evidence of dark matter and somehow never got a fucking Nobel, died December 25 at 88

- Broadway actor George S. Irving, also best known from our childhoods as the voice of Heat Miser, died of heart failure on December 26 at 94

- Robert L. Hulseman, creator of the red solo cup, died of health complications following a series of strokes on December 21 at 84

2016's just being petty as fuck at this point and is determined to kill as many people as possible with it.

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Tyrus Wong (October 25, 1910 - December 30, 2016)

the visual development artist for Bambi, died at the age of 106

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And that's it for 2016. When necessary, I'll start another one for 2017 and hope I don't have to visit it nearly so often.

I need more hobbies.

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The last few articles on Gawker.com are long editorials about how they were 'gaslighted' by Peter Thiel and Hogan.

Yeah. No. I don't agree with either participant in this whole thing, but no. Just leave quietly already.

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SJW to the end.

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Lengthy, fascinating piece in New York Magazine by a former Gawker staffer who ruminates about his time with the company and the reasons for its decline. There's not a lot of humility or navel-gazing (he calls Gawker "semi-respectable journalism" without a hint of irony, and says the site's freewheeling style is what made it so popular and made him want to work there), but there are a couple of interesting nuggets, like how Nick Denton was developing (and eventually abandoned) a proprietary publishing platform called "Kinja" that he envisioned as being a competitor to Facebook.

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>Sam Biddle, one of Gawker’s best and most notoriously aggressive writers, had tweeted that the lesson of Gamergate was that nerds should be bullied into submission; this in turn led to a flood of tweets and emails to me demanding that he be disciplined; I responded in a mode that seemed appropriate: I goaded and dismissed and largely treated the people complaining with a great deal of contempt and flippancy.

>In retrospect: This was extremely stupid.

Well, no fucking shit, Sherlock.

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Also, love how he states that everyone, including Nick, are to blame for Gawker's downfall, but he's being as mild and biased as possible towards Nick, while viciously tearing into Gamergate and Peter Thiel for their involvement (even throwing in a little bit of brown-nosing towards Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian while talking about Gamergate).

I'll quote Sechs here, "SJW to the end."

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Hey, we have one for Marvel. DC deserves one, too. …I think.

So! Enjoy the grimdark that is the first official trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice¹.


¹ - Actual film title
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ID: af51f  No.1048

So Suicide Squad is coming out this week, with some rather high hopes it'll be a hit, especially due to DC's big launchpad for a shared universe failing to please the critics and make a billion dollars (let alone $900).

At the moment it's not getting as slammed by the critics by BvS, but it sure ain't getting praised as a good film either. An' in no suprise whatsoever, this article shows DC's incompetence is they're only consistant thing so far.


- Script was written in 6 weeks.
- DC flipped at BvS's reaction & performance, so even more pressure was put on SS.
- Apparently the directors cut wasn't like the fun teaser, so DC literally got the company that made the teaser to assist with a cut that compeated against the directors.

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Suicide Squad had "stinker" written all over it fairly early on so none of this surprises me.

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Why the FUCK did Harley Quinn get yet another look for her character? Is it seriously that hard to get something in line with her B:TAS outfit?

ID: 2f049  No.1051

Was given the option to see Squad or Star Trek Beyond.

Insisted on seeing the former. Regret it.

It's awful. Insipid. The writing is terrible, the effects are cheap, the editing is bad and the flow is disorganized, no one gets any development or is remotely likable, the first half-hour-plus is a giant exposition dump (origin stories galore), the plot relies on contrivances and people completely ignoring the obvious, Jared Leto's joker is a creepy hypersexual sadist, and it's padded out to two hours if not more. Full of 'wink wink, look this is cool!' moments, scenes they obviously shot to highlight Harley, and a couple of 'twists' that are from left-left-left field.

I want my $40 back.

ID: 2f049  No.1052

Oh and 75% of the film is set at night, so they can use Snyder's Patented Dark-O-Vision™.

His finger prints are all over this thing.

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