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  • #76
    Originally posted by Adam View Post
    Well, there's a few people you need to notify of this.
    Who?
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by scott View Post



      She literally said, "Dear god, of course drag shows are inappropriate for children." and you think she's lying.
      And then she took her daughter to see one. Oh, OK. Maybe 13 is supposed to not still be a child. Maybe in San Fransisco where gays have their own section of a city to walk around naked in. And have whole parades to show off their perverseness.

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      • #78
        I suppose I should have been more explicit for the context-impaired.

        Drag nightclub shows, like most nightclub shows, are inappropriate for children. Brunch in a restaurant (with picture windows on a street in a very nice area) in downtown Richmond, VA, a city that embodies decorum, during which fully clothed people in costume sing show tunes and pop standards, is suitable for pretty much all audiences.
        "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Newman View Post
          I see another headline this morning about another Disney flick setting a "first" — Disney's ‘Strange World’ to feature gay teen romance (nydailynews.com) —as if there's some sort of challenged to first in animation. "New animated film to feature first karate practicing turtles"

          What I miss about pre-woke animation is the studied asexual nature of the characters, the tension sustained between their glamorized bodies and their obliviousness "to PDAs and beyond!" as Buzz Lightyear might have said. Superman never frollicked with Lois Lane, and so readers were spared grappling with puns about the Man of Steel.

          Peter Parker and Mary Jane were drawn much in the same tradition. Oh well. Another thing I miss is dialogue. Pick up an old Spiderman comic and you feel like you're opening a Dickens novella, compared to the monosyllabic "graphic novels" and such on the market now.

          I also see that the new Lightyear feature is a bust at the boxoffice, and I suspect I'm not alone in my reaction.
          Well, turns out that one was a real bust, too. Currently expected to lose $100M or more at the box office, and cancellations of Disney+ have gone through the roof. Disney went woke, and they're going broke (though they have plenty of money in reserves). I've heard rumblings that The Mandalorian is going to get shelved. I'm certainly not going to watch it, certainly not after what they did to Gina Carano, and I've already cancelled our Disney account anyway. A shame, really, because it was indeed a very cool series. I've also heard that the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special or whatever it was turned out to be a bomb, too.

          So they're bleeding money from the femoral artery, so much so that they've brought back Iger to run the joint. One of the first things he did was have a "town hall" with employees to say that they're going to stop doing politics and culture war stuff. I have to assume that means that they're going to get rid of that broad who said that they would be "pushing queerness" in all of their programming and in their theme parks.

          We'll see if Iger manages to right the ship at least somewhat, though he was originally letting this shit happen under his leadership in the first place. Too little, too late, AFAIC. They've ruined the brand for a very large segment of America, and I have no intention of returning to them for anything, be it a theme park or a movie. Poor Walt is doubtless rolling over in his grave.

          I sure miss the days of The Wonderful World of Walt Disney on Sunday nights. They've just shot that to shit.
          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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          • #80
            I sure miss the days of The Wonderful World of Walt Disney on Sunday nights. They've just shot that to shit.
            Started in the early 50's. In color no less.
            We had no tv but on occasion I was invited to watch with my rich neighbor. A treat. The color wasn't vivid, but it was color. It was pure fantasy for a kid.
            Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
            and lost …
            But the Republicans are racist.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by Gramps View Post

              Started in the early 50's. In color no less.
              We had no tv but on occasion I was invited to watch with my rich neighbor. A treat. The color wasn't vivid, but it was color. It was pure fantasy for a kid.
              Our grandparents had color. I don't think we actually did until I was at least in my teens. Color was a treat, for sure. OTOH, our imaginations always supplied the color, albeit not necessarily correctly. Years later, Nova and I would be talking about some outfit that someone wore in a TV show* and we would find that we had each imagined it to be a different color.

              *Usually Barbara Stanwyck. We both loved her outfits in The Big Valley.
              Last edited by Celeste Chalfonte; Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 10:21 AM.
              "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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              • #82
                As young kids we had to be headed upstairs for bed at 8pm. So after dinner and dishes on Sunday nights, we took our baths, brushed our teeth and got our pajamas on and waited for The Wonderful World of Disney. We loved watching the nature shows even though there was some heartbreaking moments...that's nature. I didn't really care for the cartoons but for some reason, I think that's where we first saw Darby O'Gill and the Little People which still plays in the background of our St Paddy's Day dinner...in the last few years, we've added The Secret of Roan Inish. 🍀
                Last edited by Michele; Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 11:47 AM.
                May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Adam View Post
                  Well, turns out that one was a real bust, too. Currently expected to lose $100M or more at the box office, and cancellations of Disney+ have gone through the roof. Disney went woke, and they're going broke (though they have plenty of money in reserves). I've heard rumblings that The Mandalorian is going to get shelved. I'm certainly not going to watch it, certainly not after what they did to Gina Carano, and I've already cancelled our Disney account anyway. A shame, really, because it was indeed a very cool series. I've also heard that the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special or whatever it was turned out to be a bomb, too.

                  So they're bleeding money from the femoral artery, so much so that they've brought back Iger to run the joint. One of the first things he did was have a "town hall" with employees to say that they're going to stop doing politics and culture war stuff. I have to assume that means that they're going to get rid of that broad who said that they would be "pushing queerness" in all of their programming and in their theme parks.

                  We'll see if Iger manages to right the ship at least somewhat, though he was originally letting this shit happen under his leadership in the first place. Too little, too late, AFAIC. They've ruined the brand for a very large segment of America, and I have no intention of returning to them for anything, be it a theme park or a movie. Poor Walt is doubtless rolling over in his grave.

                  I sure miss the days of The Wonderful World of Walt Disney on Sunday nights. They've just shot that to shit.
                  We have had a tradition forever of watching the new movies that come out around the holidays. We were waiting for the sequel to Enchanted and then realized it premiered on Disney+...disappointing! So many movies are now being released through streaming services...I guess this is how it's going to be but I'm not liking it.
                  May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                  Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                  And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                  may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Michele View Post
                    We have had a tradition forever of watching the new movies that come out around the holidays. We were waiting for the sequel to Enchanted and then realized it premiered on Disney+...disappointing! So many movies are now being released through streaming services...I guess this is how it's going to be but I'm not liking it.
                    We ended up using a free trial of YouTube TV to watch the Macy's Parade. The $4.99/month Peacock subscription only had it at 6 AM on the West Coast.

                    I pay through the nose for the damned internet connection and it now only gets me some obscure off-brand channels, not the main ones. I would be perfectly happy with access only to regular old NBC or ABC or CBS - I don't even need all 3, just one that actually carries the parade and dog show at a decent hour - but no.

                    Wonder what kind of reception we'd get on rabbit ears here.....
                    Last edited by Celeste Chalfonte; Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 1:39 PM.
                    "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post

                      We ended up using a free trial of YouTube TV to watch the Macy's Parade. The $4.99/month Peacock subscription only had it at 6 AM on the West Coast.

                      I pay through the nose for the damned internet connection and it now only gets me some obscure off-brand channels, not the main ones. I would be perfectly happy with access only to regular old NBC or ABC or CBS - I don't even need all 3, just one that actually carries the parade and dog show at a decent hour - but no.

                      Wonder what kind of reception we'd get on rabbit ears here.....
                      Probably quite good, you should give it a try. Monterey and Salinas broadcast the big 4. Buy the cheapest TV antenna you can find at Walmart to test it out.

                      Here's a list of over the air stations in Monterey


                      "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                      -John Locke

                      "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                      -Newman

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                      • #86
                        My neighbor uses rabbit ears but he needed a digital to analog converter.
                        If it pays, it stays

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
                          My neighbor uses rabbit ears but he needed a digital to analog converter.
                          Jeez, how old is that TV? The oldest TV I have is from 2001 and it has digital and analog tuners.
                          "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                          -John Locke

                          "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                          -Newman

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Gramps View Post

                            Started in the early 50's. In color no less.
                            We had no tv but on occasion I was invited to watch with my rich neighbor. A treat. The color wasn't vivid, but it was color. It was pure fantasy for a kid.
                            Yes! That describes my experience also (and Celeste's to a large extent.)

                            We bought a TV around that time but it was B&W. My grandparents whom we saw once or twice a year had a color TV and I remember the Disney colors like it was last week. Or decades ago, I get them mixed up.

                            We had to adjust the color almost every time we turned their TV set on, and it was never perfect.

                            In those days we had adjusted to a world cast in black and white, so much so that colorized pictures of World War II lacked credibility. I remember the garish colorization that was so controversial when Ted Turner started overhauling his library of movies.

                            I think an earlier generation was similarly mesmerized by radio.

                            • "Florida is where Woke goes to die." — Ron DeSantis.
                            • "The woke mind virus is either defeated or nothing else matters." — Elon Musk, clarifying Fauci:
                            • "Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus." — Dr. Anthony Fauci, misquoting Pogo.​​
                            • "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up."— Barack Obama's 1st Rule of Joe Biden.
                            • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
                            • "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn't originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing." — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
                            • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Newman View Post
                              Yes! That describes my experience also (and Celeste's to a large extent.)

                              We bought a TV around that time but it was B&W. My grandparents whom we saw once or twice a year had a color TV and I remember the Disney colors like it was last week. Or decades ago, I get them mixed up.

                              We had to adjust the color almost every time we turned their TV set on, and it was never perfect.

                              In those days we had adjusted to a world cast in black and white, so much so that colorized pictures of World War II lacked credibility. I remember the garish colorization that was so controversial when Ted Turner started overhauling his library of movies.

                              I think an earlier generation was similarly mesmerized by radio.
                              And newspapers before that:

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                              "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                              -John Locke

                              "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                              -Newman

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by scott View Post

                                And newspapers before that:

                                1*U36hBj8i-C7JJJxS4MP2HQ.webp
                                Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
                                and lost …
                                But the Republicans are racist.

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