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October 19, 2017

Not to diminish his many crimes, but this lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein over some dumb cartoon movie I’d never heard of is hilarious. “Film executive doesn’t understand animation!” is sort of a given, but seeing the sheer incompetence detailed and laid out like this is illuminating. Some gems:

114. During this important meeting, Harvey Weinstein proceeded to fall asleep.

115. In fact, at this same meeting, and with his children present, Harvey Weinstein
attempted to consume an entire bowl of M&M candies despite being diabetic. When a TWC
executive sought to retrieve the bowl of candy out of obvious concern for Harvey Weinstein’ s health,
he fought to keep it, and in the tumult the M&Ms ended up scattered all over the floor. Then, instead
of watching the reel, Harvey Weinstein got down on his hands and knees and began eating M&Ms
off the floor.

145. Leech discussed the significant complications in using William Shatner as the voice
of Scorch Supernova, even if Mr. Shatner would have been interested in the role at a price that the
production could afford. In particular, the Creative Team did not want Scorch Supernova to
resemble Buzz Lightyear from the movie Toy Story. Plaintiffs explained that they could not use
William Shatner because the character Buzz Lightyear was in fact a caricature of Captain Kirk, and
the voice Tim Allen used for Buzz Lightyear was intended as a comedic impression of Mr. Shatner’s
Kirk.

146. Weinstein appeared to understand. Nevertheless, after watching the story reel,
Weinstein stated in words or substance that “I love it. It’s great, and it will be even better when you
fix the character to look like Shatner.”

151. Moreover, despite Alec Baldwin’s having already turned down the role of Agent
Shanker, Harvey Weinstein sought to secure his services by offering less money than was first
offered.

152. TWC’s “strategy” was to reach out to Alec Baldwin through his publicist, as opposed
to his actual agent, Bryan Lourd, who is one of the preeminent agents at Creative Artist Agency, the
most powerful agency in Hollywood. Considering that Alec Baldwin had already rejected the
project, it was unsurprising that he turned it down again when TWC offered the role (a) for a second
time, (b) through Mr. Baldwin’s publicist, and (c) for less money.

159. Instead, at Harvey Weinstein’s direction, TWC proceeded to re-cast the entire movie.
To give just one egregious example, TWC determined that the Kevin Bacon deal — for $50,000 and
modest upside — was too expensive. TWC’s solution was to cut Kevin Bacon and then pay him
$25,000 not to be in a movie that he had agreed to do for $50,000. Such financially backward
decision making was standard operating procedure at TWC in connection with Escape.

October 9, 2017

Mallard Fillmore Watch

kneeling vs standing

10/09/2017

Ahahahahahhahahahahaha

October 1, 2017

WIRED:

Larry Page and Thrun had been thinking about electric flying taxis that could carry one or two people. Project Tiramisu, named after the dessert which means “lift me up” in Italian, involved a winged plane flying in circles, picking up passengers below using a long tether.

The Verge:

In SpaceX’s video that illustrates the idea, passengers take a large boat from a dock in New York City to a floating launchpad out in the water. There, they board the same rocket that Musk wants to use to send humans to Mars by 2024. But instead of heading off to another planet once they leave the Earth’s atmosphere, the ship separates and breaks off toward another city — Shanghai.

Meanwhile, on Earth:

Post-Apocalyptic Cityscape

September 30, 2017
hillbilly cousin
September 15, 2017

Mallard Fillmore Watch

treat all racists like racists

08/28/2017
  1. Cops are a race now
  2. Bruce Tinsley saw footage of Nazi guys beating and murdering people and thought “this is exactly like that long-forgotten discredited talking point about MEChA from 2003!” It’s that little extra touch that makes Mallard Fillmore Mallard Fillmore.
  3. The two-week delay actually works in Tinsley’s favor here, because during that interim media liberals who condemned Trump’s “many sides” comments decided Antifa is Just As Bad
August 31, 2017
Candorville comic about leftist twitter and centrists

Meanwhile, today’s Garfield was about going to a buffet

August 24, 2017
me seeing a girl

Back at it again

August 23, 2017

Howdy, folks who voted overwhelmingly for President Birther! You wouldn’t wanna vote for a paranoid conspiracy theory idiot who was mean to John McCain, would you??? Please keep this message in mind for like a year. Signed, The Republican Establishment

August 17, 2017

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore, 08/03/2017

08/03/2017

Bruce Tinsley appeared to give up on trying to keep up with the news cycle and did a “heartwarming” 2-week story arc about Mallard getting a dog instead…

Mallard Fillmore, 07/28/2017

07/28/2017

… but not without getting in a dig at how easy it is to vote. I wonder if “illegally” was in the first draft.

Mallard Fillmore, 10/23/2004

10/23/2004

Mallard Fillmore, 06/10/2012

06/10/2012

Mallard Fillmore, 9/3/2012

09/03/2012

Bureaucracy and red tape are great when it comes to keeping certain people from voting! Is there any doubt Tinsley would be in favor of straight-up poll taxes if it were still politically palatable?

Mallard Fillmore, 08/08/2017

08/08/2017

Mallard Fillmore, 08/09/2017

08/09/2017

Also, he is inexplicably paranoid that the upcoming Incredibles sequel is just more Fake News from the lieberal media and their Hollyweird pals. It was announced three years ago at a Disney shareholder meeting and heavily reported at the time, but apparently he just now found out about it. Folks, I know this might be a bit controversial, but if you haven’t taken the time to learn anything about The Incredibles because you spend all day on the Daily Wire reading Ben Shapiro articles, then I don’t think you should be allowed to see the sequel.

July 10, 2017

I bought some stamps online and now I’m subscribed to a magazine for stamp collectors

July 2, 2017

Remember when Obama was debasing the office of the presidency by talking to America’s Dad Jay Leno? Now we have a guy whose job is scouring imageboards for memes to tweet on the president’s behalf

June 27, 2017
trying to stop the pain

Major Matt Mason: Moon Mission (1968)
June 24, 2017
Current status:

listening to weird cooing

Major Matt Mason: Moon Mission (1968)

June 20, 2017

Happy 14th anniversary to rubbercat.net

I finally found a photo of this rubber cat puppet that I used to have as a kid, which I later named my fake production company and nethandle after. Too bad I didn’t know it was also a fetish thing

May 31, 2017
Trying my hand at success win memes:

May 23, 2017

the thomas moody curmudgeon watch, a conceptual blog by artist Jeff Baij that poked fun at fellow artist Tom Moody, has now been taken over by a Wells Fargo spambot. The art is now complete.

May 21, 2017