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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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ID: 9227e  No.1119

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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ID: 2e87e  No.1123

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.

ID: b8399  No.1074


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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ID: e858d  No.343[Reply]

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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Is there some giant fandom for her that I have just never, ever, ever seen?

I could have seen Amy getting her own spinoff, for some reason the entire fandom was absolutely foaming mad in love with her, but about the most I've ever seen anyone say of Clara was "eh she's not as bad as you say".

I mean I get why that stupid fuck Moffat would want to do a spinoff series for her, I just don't get why the BBC would indulge him in that.

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Dunno about giant fandom but there are some misguided fools who thought she was a decent enough companion to shed tears for her.

No, with Clara's departure from the show (in her very own TARDIS and Capt Jack like abilities) and Moffat now free to try n sell his ideas to whomever, I can smell a spin-off series like I am downwind of a garbage dump in the middle of summer.

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I'll leave this here n let you all decide if God is kind and merciful.

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She really is like cancer, just when you think you've cut her out and gotten rid of her, she comes back and digs in again.

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(Strangely enough I couldn't find the previous one on here, so if it's still on this board just move this post there.)

So the new Fant4stic Four reboot is coming out this weekend, and it's getting ripped to shreds by critics. Admittedly this should be no surprise considering all the negative buzz during production and the sheer fact the only reason this film exists is so Fox can keep the rights for FF and not lose it back to Marvel.

But even with that said, it seems this film is "worse" then what most were expecting! As in, Green Lantern, Catwoman and Elecktra are better then this worse.

On the quality flipside, there's Deadpool. Which honestly looks really damn good and the Deadpool we were all waiting for. Ironically this too is being distributed by Fox, but a major key difference is everyone involved in that project actually gives a damn about making this a good movie.
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Yeah, who cares if it's successful and audiences love it? It's expensive to make.

Apparently you don't have to be retarded to be a TV executive but it sure does help.

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It's not even "Firefly" expensive. It's like…"Buffy" expensive.

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Dungey comes from formula serial dramas (she's responsible for Scandal, Criminal Minds, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, and Army Wives), but said she feels ABC needs to reposition themselves as a comedy network and wants to bring in more of them.

I imagine her plan is to keep the shows around that are her style and neuter the ones that aren't, freeing time slots and budget up for sitcoms.

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And now, word is Agent Carter failed to make viewer expectations and will be replaced with a sitcom about Jenna Elfman and her uncontrollable imaginary friend.

Not kidding, they've basically made a series version of Drop Dead Fred.

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>are her style
It is pretty shitty how personal executives can get with their decisions. At least if ratings were a problem at their current time slot, it'd be understandable but it's been pretty steady overall.

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Looks interesting. A prequel style movie we can get behind? I like the low key foreboding twist on the Alliance music. I don't think this will be a happy movie.

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The main character feels like Rey all over again, on multiple levels.

First in that all the internet feminists are going "ARE YOU MAD THAT THE LEAD'S A GIRL?! HUH?! HUH?! YOU'RE SUPER MAD THAT THE STAR WARS LEAD IS A GIRL, AREN'T YOU?! YOU MAD! YOU MAD!" to a rest of the internet that's basically like "??"

Second in that she seems ubercompetent and ultraspecial but otherwise pretty boring. (What's with the dual sticks? Is she a ripoff of whatserface from Agents?)

Also I'm disappointed. I really thought this was going to be about an X-Wing squadron, with tons of dogfights and combat. Apparently instead it's a secret agent movie or whatever. I mean mite b gud, but I'm still disappointed.

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Oh wait. That's it, isn't it? She's Rey's mom. Durr.

ID: 6e306  No.945

>First in that all the internet feminists are going "ARE YOU MAD THAT THE LEAD'S A GIRL?! HUH?! HUH?! YOU'RE SUPER MAD THAT THE STAR WARS LEAD IS A GIRL, AREN'T YOU?! YOU MAD! YOU MAD!" to a rest of the internet that's basically like "??"

I've noticed this as well. People are posting links to the trailer and immediately lamenting all those 'gross nerds' shitting on it for there being a female lead. Except… I haven't seen anyone shitting on it because there's a female lead. I mean, I know strawmen are a staple for Internet Feminists but at this point they're inventing them out of whole cloth. It's both fascinating and disturbing to watch.

As for the trailer, looks dece.

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yea I thought the same thing due to growing up on the "Rogue Squadron" series

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The dream of a real Rogue Squadron show or movie is just a dream unfortunately. I'd love a movie about the squadron.

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17 years in the ring.

Fare thee well, Mr. Small Package. You were phenomenal.

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James Stewart “Jimmy” Bain (December 19, 1947 - January 24, 2016)


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He can jam with Lenny kilminster now

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Glenn Lewis Frey, November 6 1948 – January 18 2016

At least it wasn't fucking cancer this time. >.<

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I had just seen him in concert this past June with The Eagles. It was amazing. My mom remembers seeing them "back in the day", and my dad saw Glenn solo. My parents were very shocked at the news of his passing. May he rest in peace. V_V

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