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Overwatch 2’s Launch is Legendary

Being acquired by Microserf didn’t solve all of the company’s problems?  That’s unpossible! Overwatch 2 has a spectacular and literal failure to launch. Honestly, I was willing to grant first-day hiccoughs.  Oh, I was going to make fun of them for it but I knew I wasn’t going to be fair about it either.  Because neither Microsoft nor Blizzard deserve fair. But on the second day of Overwatch 2’s relaunch, I had woken up way too early with no hope of getting back to sleep...

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Strange Omission

Hollywood trade rag Variety released a story behind its Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP get it?) paywall.  The story was more intriguing for what it doesn’t say than what it does.   “Last Hopes for 2022 Box Office,” was the title and there were several items listed that the studios were hoping would be major money makers.  Black Adam, Wakanda Forever, and Avatar 2 were all given box office projections. But there was a strange omission from this list.   Strange World from Disney Animation Studios which...

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The Cockroaches Just Saw the Bathroom Light Come On 

David Zaslav and the Warner Brothers Discovery CFO are being sued by the Collinsville Police Pension Board. The press is all tickled about Zaslav being named in a lawsuit because he has nuked a number of Woke projects as part of a writedown package for the IRS.  This is actually a lot more important than it would appear on the face of it.   First of all, if you are a pension fund then you are looking for stocks that are low risk...

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The Rings of Power Episode 6: The War of the Retards

 “In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Many ages ago, when this ancient planet was not quite so ancient, long before man recorded his history, there was the time of Middle-earth, where men shared his days with elves, dwarves, wizards, goblins, dragons and hobbits. In the lands of Middle-earth, in an area known as the Shire, there was a village named Hobbiton. There, in a hole in the ground, lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet...

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Ezra Miller to Be the New James Bond?

That’s who they must want if they follow through on this.   Eon Pictures head Barbara Broccoli said as much in an interview with Vanity Fair.  “It’s an evolution,” she (Barbara Broccoli) says. “Bond is evolving just as men are evolving. I don’t know who’s evolving at a faster pace.” It's reasonable to assume she avoids any part of America where the men don't wear nail polish. Craig, she adds, “cracked Bond open emotionally,” bringing audiences into the character’s inner life. “The films over...

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Star Wars Update: I’m Low on Material

I haven’t done one of these for a while.  Largely because the franchise is so dead that people skip over any article I write about it.  Sadly, I’m low on Blog material today. And I can’t do She-Hulk.  I just can’t. FIRST Andor Episode 4. It’s back to being very slow. The excitement has left the building until next week at the earliest.  Good news, the dialog is tight and well structured.  Bad news, it is still in no way a Star Wars show.  The Jedi and the...

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Blogs and Ends: The Hollywood Questions Edition

Will Alec Baldwin face charges in the shooting death of Halyina Hutchins?  I’ll be brutally honest here.  I doubt it will be anything substantive.  The DA is a Democrat who took office in 2021.  She won’t be up for election until 2025.  She has also been very soft on the kind of crimes that Democrats have found to be fashionable.  I haven’t found out if she took Soros money but would you be surprised if she has? The DA has been granted funds to charge four...

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The Trouble with Orc Souls

The Orcs presented a fundamental conflict for J.R.R. Tolkien one that he never resolved during his life. On the one hand, he envisioned the Orcs as being animals that talk.   He wanted them to be soulless abominations.   On the other hand, he didn’t want Morgoth to have any power of creation whatsoever.   Aulë was allowed to create life. Or to be more exact had the capability since he was never given permission by Ilúvatar to bring the Dwarves into the world. Aulë was forgiven for...

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The Truth of the Harfoots

I have finally discovered the truth of the Harfoots in the Rings of Powers. They are absolutely not the ancestors of the Hobbits. They are clearly and obviously the progenitors of the Boggies. "Although only two hundred invitations had been sent, Frito Bugger should not have been surprised to see several times that number sitting at the huge troughlike tables under the great pavilion in the Bugger meadows. His young eyes widened as he moped about observing legions of ravenous...

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The Rings of Power – Episode V: Morgoth Smiles at His Children’s Fingerpainting

The Rings of Power pitch meeting "I shan't call it the end, till we've cleared up the mess." - Samwise Gamgee I have to watch this thing before anyone else in my house gets up.  My family refuses to join me in my suffering.  There are times to remind your children that you are the absolute head of the household, and your word is law but when you can’t blame them in the least for avoiding something this horrible, then it sure as...

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