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  1. Mr Rooney says:

    “Bring out the gimp”

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  2. I’ve used it about 112 times over the years, but for those who don’t get the joke:

    It’s interesting that Claude Rains doesn’t emphasize the second “shocked” any more than the first, although that’s how I and everybody else remember it.

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    • Replies: @The Z Blog
    I watched this on a rainy day over the summer. I had not seen it since I was a kid. I was amazed at well it holds up. These old movies were more like plays than what we think of as movies today, so I guess that's why it still works. Many movies from the 60's and 70's, in contrast, are hilariously bad by today's standards.
    , @Forbes
    I think Rains' straight, authoritative voice is the better effect.

    Overly emotional over-acting is how it is carried off in its cliched (popular) usage.
    , @JudgeSmails
    Funny that. Casablanca features probably the most misquoted line ever. Of course I'm referring to "Play it again, Sam."

    Most attribute the line to Bogart's character Rick. Actually Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) does say "Play it once, Sam" to piano player Sam. She wants to hear "As Time Goes By."

    Later in the movie Bogart's line to Sam is simply "Play it!"

    , @whorefinder
    Casablanca--the assembly-line studio production that became one of the most beloved movies of all time. So weird, so many obvious plot holes, and yet so good. A true victory of style and acting over substance.

    For fun, when you've watched it a few times, try to figure out the floorpan layout of Rick's cafe. It's as nonsensical and contradictory as the Hotel Overlook in The Shining.

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  3. Tacitus says:

    Tarantino is a terrible actor.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Quentin was okay in Reservoir Dogs, although not in the class of Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, and Madsen, although there's not much shame in that. But he was remarkably bad in Django Unchained with his random Australian accent and his decaying Weinstein-like flesh. Personally, I don't look all that great either at my age, but then I don't cast myself in movies.
    , @schmenz
    He's also a terrible director, a 10th rate hack who will be forgotten sooner rather than later.
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  4. Yan Shen says:

    As I’ve said before, you can disagree with Tarantino’s politics, but you can’t argue that his films aren’t hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I’ve only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

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    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Yan Shen, have you ever been to Shen Yun? Is it as magical as it seems?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKRyRe6EQ_4
    , @Zippy
    I didn't think that Django or Hateful Eight were that good. In both cases, I thought his idiot BLM racial politics got in the way of his movie. Also, what is the point of filming a movie in ULTRA PANAVISION 70! -- the very same lenses used to film Ben Hur no less! -- if 90% of the movie takes place indoors? The outdoor scenes in Hateful 8 were gorgeous, but the film itself is claustrophobic.

    However, you missed what has to be his masterpiece(s) -- Kill Bill. Yes, it has butt-kicking warrior babes, and yeah it's a bit fetishistic about them. We are even treated to a long closeup of Uma Thurman's feet. However, the movie is hilariously wacky, and it's beautifully filmed. You could take a random still from Kill Bill, print it, and put it on the wall of a gallery.

    Plus, David Carradine is over the top good as Bill, and it's filled with very strange memorable performances.

    While not in the same league, Death Proof -- his half of the Rodriguiz/Tarantino collaboration "Grindhouse," is also pretty good, and it's also short. Planet Terror is not as good, and is a bit much for me, but it does have Rose McGowan in it, and it ties in with Harvey Weinstein as apparently Rose was rather miffed that the movie was distributed by Weinstein.

    Edited to add: For some reason my comment is designated as a reply to Yan Shen, but it was supposed to be replying to Steve. Don't know how to fix it, sorry.

    , @Neoconned
    Agreed completely.

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He's like me, or was in his younger years..

    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    I often say, and i do meqn it....i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.

    Quentin is what i wanted to be when i was younger. A true Horatio Alger American success story. A white working class aspiring nobody who hits success and the big time thru sheer talent and hard work. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn't exist any more these days...

    , @Anonymous
    I daresay he makes them for people like you.
    , @dr kill
    Have you seen his effort as Clooney's brother in 'From Dusk Till Dawn'.
    , @Opinionator
    Yeah, mocking Southerners as being dumb and racist is so original. Just hilarious.
    , @Anon
    As I’ve said before, you can disagree with Tarantino’s politics, but you can’t argue that his films aren’t hilariously amusing and entertaining.

    Sure, if you're a moral zombie or aesthetic idiot... WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RESERVOIR DOGS, which really is great.

    PULP FICTION displays lots of talent but in the service of what? Nihilism and ugliness. It made me sick to my stomach that audience were guffawing to all the vileness. I don't deny the talent but what ugliness.

    JACKIE BROWN was more of PULP FICTION though I will admit I only saw the second half by accident at my friend's house cuz he had cable. I thought the core plot with Greer and the white guy was pretty sound but the side stories had the same ugly inhumanity.

    As for KILL BILL 1 & 2, those were just bad without anything to recommend them. I was appalled that so many critics fell for them.

    INGLORIOUS had one inspired scene, the burning screen at the end. That was Grand Guignol at its best. But it was overlong and about as fun as spending an entire afternoon with those basement homo-redneck freaks in PULP.

    I didn't see DJANGO and HATEFUL EIGHT, but I gave up on Tarantino long ago.

    Usually, directors become too full of themselves after a string of hits. Like Fellini after 8 1/2 and Bertolucci after LAST TANGO. But Tarantino grew overripe almost right away after RESERVOIR.
    , @Cucksworth
    Is this D&C? I was hoping the shills wouldn't find this place.

    Nothing gets produced in hollywood that doesn't serve the social and economic agenda of the deep state. I agree, some of these movies are better aesthetically than others. Sadly, nearly all (over 99 percent of) hollywood movies are propaganda disguised as entertainment.
    , @The True and Original David
    Keep defending the corrupt Establishment, "Ya Shen." It's working, I tell ya!
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  5. Altai says:

    What bothers me about all this is that we pretend this is news or that we even know that Weinstein was the worst. He is just the most physically repulsive creature whom everyone already hated, but who else that is less visible is doing worse?

    It just reminds me of the Kafkaesque madness of Brian Williams being taken down in a huge trial by media for slowly exaggerating to total falsehood a story about the invasion of Iraq with sum total no self-awareness of the fact that nobody, including Williams, in the media ever faced consequences for pushing a false narrative they knew to be false, to push the war itself.

    It’s actually scary to me how quickly Iraq went down the memory-hole, to the point that George W. Bush is being hosted by Ellen to talk about his paintings because killing hundreds of thousands is nothing compared to suggesting a halt to illegal immigration!

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    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    Where does this number of hundreds of thousands come from?

    Carpet bombing of cities was a thing in WW-II, of irrigation dams holding back flood waters in Korea, and of swaths of jungle hiding small concentrations of guerrilla fighters in Vietnam, but where did such a thing take place against Iraq?

    Yes, drone strikes against wedding parties and such, but how does their scale amount to hundreds of thousands of deaths?

    Given the weapons, tactics, and yes, restrictive rules-of-engagement in Iraq, what is a reasonable apportionment between deaths of persons pointing weapons at our troops compared with non-combatants? Everyone was a "civilian" over there, but I have a hard time feeling shame, guilt and collective moral responsibility for the death of a person who discharged a weapon in the general direction of our military personnel.

    This time around, our military pointedly did not publicize a "body count" for a variety of military, social and political reasons. Among other things, claims of enemy dead are often vastly overstated. I would believe a death toll among enemy combatants as perhaps some small multiple of American military losses, owing to our better treatment of the wounded, better weapons and better conditioning of our soldiers and Marines to shoot straight (https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Psychological-Cost-Learning-Society/dp/0316040932). And maybe double that number for the deaths of civilians in the line-of-fire?

    But our insurgent-fighter enemy were not complete and total incompetents, so I cannot believe we were inflicting casualties on them out of proportion to what they inflicted on us. Furthermore, a lot of the fighting was one group of Iraqis (Shia militias?) fighting Sunni Iraqis or like the proto-ISIS people (Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq-or-whoever) taking over a town and killing the people they didn't like. I won't accept blame for Red-on-Red violence like the Cambodia narrative.
    , @Forbes
    Iraq went down the memory hole because Democrats in the Senate voted for it--inconvenient facts must be ignored. Iraq was a bipartisan effort. Bringing up Bush does not help their side.
    , @AndrewR
    In fairness to Ellen, Donald Trump hardly seems allergic to neocon influence. While admittedly his campaign rhetoric was refreshingly critical of the Iraq War, it's not that hard to imagine the neocons getting him to sign off on atrocities of equal or worse magnitude, to say nothing of the pissing contest he's chosen to engage in against Kim Jong Un, which seems to be 100% due to his own narcissism.
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  6. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Tarantino dated Mira Sorvino who accused Weinstein of harassing her. Not sure of the timeline there though.

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    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    You mean to tell me that Mira Sorvino's father didn't have a solution for how to handle a creep like Weinstein?

    https://youtu.be/2-jhmkcOGAA
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    Weinstein probably didn't advance her career like she thought he would. That's why Weinstein "harassed" her, but Tarantino (who has done her lots of favors) "dated" her.

    These women are prostitutes who'll do whatever it takes to get ahead. Whether that be sleeping with a fat ogre like Weinstein or a repulsive creature like Tarantino.
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  7. Sid says:

    Quentin Tarantino isn’t a good actor, even in the bit parts of his own movies he throws for himself.

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    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
    Forgive me but - define your terms!

    There are at least two very different meanings to the term 'good actor'. Some can play many parts and others can play only one but people like that one character.

    Actors are men who engage in make believe for money. It is normally considered a sign of good acting if the actor can play different characters and simulate different emotions. But paradoxically most of our most successful actors are very limited in the range of roles they undertake.

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.

    There are also special types of acting. For example Bruce Lee who never fought a real match against a real opponent, became a screen legend by developing a style of movie fighting unlike any ever seen before. Movie Kung Fu is rather like the body building that did so well for Schwarzenegger - lots of posing. In real fighting, like you see in a boxing match, often the blow is so fast you have to watch it again in a slow motion. When Lee hit someone on screen he froze in place. He often grimaced and sometimes he squawked like a chicken. Not very true to life but very entertaining.

    Tarantino isn't very good at any style of acting. He always comes across as a dork and that doesn't seem to be acting.
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  8. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    For a sissylian, he’s a poor liar.

    Whatever happened to going after the NRA?

    Did Harvey go Tommy(Goodfellas) whose antics got so out of control that the gangsters decided to sacrifice him?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I saw a clip of Christopher Walken at age 16 and he was ... exactly the ... same, with ... the identical off-kilter ... rhythm that is ... so oddly compelling.

    He's been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven't seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

    , @Neoconned
    I don't care what anybody says -- that's the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema.....

    And one of the main reasons I love Quentin Tarantino to the core, despite his flaws.
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  9. @Dave Pinsen
    Tarantino dated Mira Sorvino who accused Weinstein of harassing her. Not sure of the timeline there though.

    You mean to tell me that Mira Sorvino’s father didn’t have a solution for how to handle a creep like Weinstein?

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  10. @Tacitus
    Tarantino is a terrible actor.

    Quentin was okay in Reservoir Dogs, although not in the class of Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, and Madsen, although there’s not much shame in that. But he was remarkably bad in Django Unchained with his random Australian accent and his decaying Weinstein-like flesh. Personally, I don’t look all that great either at my age, but then I don’t cast myself in movies.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    Between Roth and Quentin it was too close to call, IMO.
    , @Tacitus
    Yes he was better in that. I like his movies.

    Americans can’t do Australian accents. You end up sounding South African or Cockney. I’m sure you can live with that.
    , @Johnny789
    QT was pretty funny in the party scene from "Sleep With Me" where he explains all of the Gay undertones of "Top Gun" to his fellow partygoers.
    , @Pat Boyle
    Personally, I don’t look all that great either at my age.

    This sounds suspiciously like "fishing for compliments". Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say "No, no Steve you still look great?".

    Personally I don't care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think. What is your IQ and which test, if any, did you take? If you never took a formal IQ test how about your test scores? (SAT, GRE etc.). You seem a lot smarter than me but maybe you're just better organized.

    I am also curious about the test scores for Greg Cochran and Stephen Hsu. Isn't it a bit ironic that we don't seem to know Charles Murray's IQ? Or is that just me?
    , @Truth
    Actually Steve-O, I'd say your underestimating yourself a bit. Compared to the other boring mid-50's married white guys I know, judging only from your publicity photos, you're probably, easily 15th percentile. No Homo.
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  11. @Anon
    For a sissylian, he's a poor liar.

    https://youtu.be/S3yon2GyoiM?t=5m2s

    Whatever happened to going after the NRA?

    Did Harvey go Tommy(Goodfellas) whose antics got so out of control that the gangsters decided to sacrifice him?

    I saw a clip of Christopher Walken at age 16 and he was … exactly the … same, with … the identical off-kilter … rhythm that is … so oddly compelling.

    He’s been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven’t seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

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    • Replies: @BB753
    I've always wondered if Walker used to stutter as a kid, and later overcame his speech defect with his strange delivery.
    , @Mike Zwick
    Christopher Walken was just on Finding Your Roots with Henry Gates and he explained that he believed that the way he speaks came from all of the accents he heard growing up in Queens. His dad was German with a German accent and his mom was from Scotland. His friends were Italian and Jewish.
    , @Cagey Beast
    It would be fun to record a conversation between Christopher Walken and Donald Trump. People listening in would understand everything that was said but the written transcript would make no sense at all.
    , @Mr. Anon

    He’s been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven’t seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.
     
    The youngest fill role I ever saw him in was in The Anderson Tapes, an unusual heist movie by Sidney Lumet and starring Sean Connery (also with Dyan Cannon, Alan King, and a young Garrett Morris) . It's well worth a watching.

    Did you ever see The Dogs of War, based on the Frederick Forsyth novel? It was one of Walkens' few starring roles, and he actually plays a character in it, rather than playing Christopher Walken playing a character.
    , @Anon
    He was scary in LAST MAN STANDING.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhjMiE9AUmM

    That Doyle guy has the intensity of James Cagney. Looks like punk with bottles in THE WARRIORS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1nuAuowU94
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  12. Whitehall says:

    I guess Mr. Q does need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.

    No doubt that Weinstein has many, many shared moments with other Hollywood good time buddies that would be of interest to the public.

    I’m certain the director of “Pulp Fiction” has been a deacon of his church and a model citizen.

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  13. doesn’t the Weinstein affair strike anyone as an episode of Ray Donovan where the Hollywood sleaze somehow forgot to call Ray to fix things up? Maybe in series 6?

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  14. @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    Yan Shen, have you ever been to Shen Yun? Is it as magical as it seems?

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  15. Zippy says:
    @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    I didn’t think that Django or Hateful Eight were that good. In both cases, I thought his idiot BLM racial politics got in the way of his movie. Also, what is the point of filming a movie in ULTRA PANAVISION 70! — the very same lenses used to film Ben Hur no less! — if 90% of the movie takes place indoors? The outdoor scenes in Hateful 8 were gorgeous, but the film itself is claustrophobic.

    However, you missed what has to be his masterpiece(s) — Kill Bill. Yes, it has butt-kicking warrior babes, and yeah it’s a bit fetishistic about them. We are even treated to a long closeup of Uma Thurman’s feet. However, the movie is hilariously wacky, and it’s beautifully filmed. You could take a random still from Kill Bill, print it, and put it on the wall of a gallery.

    Plus, David Carradine is over the top good as Bill, and it’s filled with very strange memorable performances.

    While not in the same league, Death Proof — his half of the Rodriguiz/Tarantino collaboration “Grindhouse,” is also pretty good, and it’s also short. Planet Terror is not as good, and is a bit much for me, but it does have Rose McGowan in it, and it ties in with Harvey Weinstein as apparently Rose was rather miffed that the movie was distributed by Weinstein.

    Edited to add: For some reason my comment is designated as a reply to Yan Shen, but it was supposed to be replying to Steve. Don’t know how to fix it, sorry.

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    Best moment in Kill Bill: the guy with the black zig-zag stripe on his orange robe who gets called "Charlie Brown."
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  16. Neoconned says:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still…..

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she’s apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones….its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase “the dethroning continues”….so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being “dethroned”….then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim’s coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors….almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes….and the industry and our economy suffer as a result….

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I get amber tamblyn confused with amber Heard, Johnnie Depp's ex lesbian wife.
    , @CK
    The starlets are interchangeable commodities. Two years, maybe at the most five, and then another interchangeable hottie comes along. Commodities trade what they have which is almost valuable for what they want which is ephemeral.
    It is Heartiste writ large.
    Still waiting for Ms. Streep to speak someone else's lines about the currently fashionable topic.
    , @MEH 0910
    https://pagesix.com/2017/10/09/james-woods-isnt-really-retiring/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/10/07/how-james-woods-mistakenly-announced-his-retirement-in-a-real-estate-listing/

    , @Cloud of Probable Matricide
    James Woods is our guy.
    , @RebelWriter
    Whatever James Woods may have once been, he's now one of the handful of outspoken conservatives in Hollywood. I follow him on Twitter. He claims he quit getting parts because of his political views.
    , @Anonym
    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes….and the industry and our economy suffer as a result….

    Name an industry more responsible for anti-white SJWism than Hollywood. Am I supposed to feel sorry for them, now that they are somewhat smoldering just a tiny bit, you would have me piss on them to put out the combustion?

    https://youtu.be/Jx2bHvlwkvM

    I suggest you have been neoconned. The alternative is that you are neoconning.
    , @snorlax
    James Woods isn’t Jewish.
    , @Tacitus
    “So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being “dethroned”….then who is assuming the throne?”

    I don’t know. Maybe the Swedes. They’ve taken over songwriting. They churn out the hits and are good at business. They also churn out the stories: Larsson, Mankell, Läckberg. They had Ingmar Bergman, now they have the Skarsgård breeding program. Formidable foes.

    ..and if you think their stories stretch the imagination look at this recent story from the Öresund.

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/eccentric-danish-submarine-inventor-peter-madsen-linked-to-death-of-campaigning-journalist-kim-wall/news-story/e0065d3e12a550cdabdd2fd19f39cd99
    , @James Kabala
    Woods is a strange guy. His conservatism appears to be sincere, but his personal history is decidedly sketchy. Kind of like someone else we could name - they also both love Twitter, come to think of it.

    He says he did not mean to retire, just to sell his house, and somehow his real estate agent botched the press release.

    He is also very much Irish Catholic, not Jewish.

    , @Dave Pinsen
    David Cross's Mr. Show with Bob Odenkirk was hilarious. See the sketch below, for an example.

    Woods isn't Jewish, as others have noted.

    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn't allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he's indicted. So they'll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Rose McGowan gets sued too, since she took a settlement from HW. She should have gone to the police instead.

    https://youtu.be/54ks4vqtoZ4
    , @Forbes
    As we're all tired of racism, and white supremacist has replaced racist as the slur du jour, sexism/sexist is now replaces racism/racist as the current outrage.

    Flirting with (noticing) females: Sexist.
    Not flirting (not noticing): Sexist.
    Being a white male: Sexist.

    Amber Tamblyn's revisionism is easy to spot. What 16 year old girl and friends weren't thrilled to be flirted with by a recognizable Hollywood star?
    , @Thomm
    Agreed. Unless there was actual rape (which has to be proved through due process), I have minimal to no sympathy for these women. Most are leftist feminists anyway, and are still bashing Trump just as much as they are bashing Weinstein.

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.

    A lot of WN losers see nothing in this topic other than "Jew, Jew!!!".
    , @WarPigg
    FTI, James Woods laughed off that baseless allegation, and he retired due to Hollywood blacklisting him for being a conservative, and he;s Irish Catholic
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  17. Yan Shen says:

    Let’s also not forget quite possibly the greatest 2 and a half minutes of cinema ever…

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    Surely you mean the start of Saving Private Ryan?
    , @Chrisnonymous
    I honestly think your Django comments might be trolling. If not, you have remarkably bad taste.

    If you really believe some of the M and V stuff you've posted about Chinese, then you should probably defer to others on Tarantino. If you believe de gustibus-style arguments about art, then there's no reason to make claims about Tarantino's skill. If you think your insight into film is objectively better than others, you can provide some actual critique. In any case, you oughtn't just make these point and giggle posts--unless you're trolling.
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  18. Neoconned says:
    @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    Agreed completely.

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He’s like me, or was in his younger years..

    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    I often say, and i do meqn it….i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.

    Quentin is what i wanted to be when i was younger. A true Horatio Alger American success story. A white working class aspiring nobody who hits success and the big time thru sheer talent and hard work. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn’t exist any more these days…

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    Your hero has done everything in his power to ensure more racial hatred and the ultimate destruction of the white race. Strange sort of hero if you ask me.
    , @Jake
    Are you blind to Pulp Fiction? In that film, all stereotypes are overturned save the one that matters most to the Left: white southerners are pure evil and so are their symbols.

    Quentin Tarantino is and always have been a Leftist freak of total self-righteous hypocrisy.
    , @Maxx
    QT is from LA, CA
    , @Opinionator
    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south

    Tarantino isn't from the Deep South.

    w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    Right, Hollywood culture is so admirable.

    Grow up.
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  19. Anonym says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Quentin was okay in Reservoir Dogs, although not in the class of Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, and Madsen, although there's not much shame in that. But he was remarkably bad in Django Unchained with his random Australian accent and his decaying Weinstein-like flesh. Personally, I don't look all that great either at my age, but then I don't cast myself in movies.

    Between Roth and Quentin it was too close to call, IMO.

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  20. @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    I get amber tamblyn confused with amber Heard, Johnnie Depp’s ex lesbian wife.

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    The correct term is Lesbian Emeritus. Exhibit A, of course, is Chirlane McCray, DeBlasio's wife.
    , @Mike Zwick
    Is she an ex-lesbian or Johnny Depp's ex-wife?
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Having an ex-lesbian wife is pretty cool. Except when it isn't.
    , @Neoconned
    Amber Heard came out as a lesbian and then married Depp.

    I think she's bi. Which is a total shame.

    In "the Stepfather" she looks beyond amazing. What a waste.
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  21. I see Quentin is doing a bit like “my lifelong friend” from “Clear and Present Danger”. Never say movies aren’t useful

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  22. CK says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    The starlets are interchangeable commodities. Two years, maybe at the most five, and then another interchangeable hottie comes along. Commodities trade what they have which is almost valuable for what they want which is ephemeral.
    It is Heartiste writ large.
    Still waiting for Ms. Streep to speak someone else’s lines about the currently fashionable topic.

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  23. King Baeksu says: • Website

    After a long dry spell, Hollywood is once again turning out some truly stellar acting performances.

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  24. jim jones says:
    @Yan Shen
    Let's also not forget quite possibly the greatest 2 and a half minutes of cinema ever...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYTRQWKsyxc

    Surely you mean the start of Saving Private Ryan?

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  25. BB753 says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I saw a clip of Christopher Walken at age 16 and he was ... exactly the ... same, with ... the identical off-kilter ... rhythm that is ... so oddly compelling.

    He's been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven't seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

    I’ve always wondered if Walker used to stutter as a kid, and later overcame his speech defect with his strange delivery.

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    Walker>Christopher Walken
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  26. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    I daresay he makes them for people like you.

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  27. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Neoconned
    Agreed completely.

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He's like me, or was in his younger years..

    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    I often say, and i do meqn it....i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.

    Quentin is what i wanted to be when i was younger. A true Horatio Alger American success story. A white working class aspiring nobody who hits success and the big time thru sheer talent and hard work. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn't exist any more these days...

    Your hero has done everything in his power to ensure more racial hatred and the ultimate destruction of the white race. Strange sort of hero if you ask me.

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  28. Kirt says:

    Well, that’s it for Tarantino. Oliver Stone suggested giving the accused a fair trial and he’s already fending off accusations of rape himself. The only permissible controversy now is whether Weinstein should be hanged by the neck or burned at the stake.

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  29. Randal says:

    Interesting to read all the praise for Quentin Tarantino – a man who has made a career out of creating foul, corrupting political and moral poison, on the seeming basis that he produced very good foul, corrupting political and moral poison.

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    "Heh, look at the plebians and their precious football.

    BTW have you read my 10,000 word essay about alt right themes in Tarantino's work?"

    - Isteve and its commentariat in a nutshell.
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  30. sabril says:

    I would guess that QT has had his share of casting couch action even if he is not as aggressive about it as Weinstein (allegedly) was.

    People seem to be overlooking that a lot of these sex-for-role exchanges are initiated and pursued aggressively by the woman. Every year thousands of pretty girls from all over the United States (and the world) descend on Los Angeles (and to a lesser extent, New York) hoping to make it in the entertainment industry. If only 1 in 50 is eager to f*ck her way to the top, guys like QT are going to have their hands full with advances.

    And it doesn’t hurt that women are basically hard-wired to be attracted to powerful men. Put another way, women have been trading sex for status for so long that at this point, it’s part of their DNA.

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  31. Hey, you know how Law & Order rips minority crimes from the headlines and assigns them to Haven Monahan?

    Well, in the entertainment industry, the evil perpetrators *really are* rich white men. Well, OK, mostly Jews. But you can’t have guilty Jews on TV.

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  32. MEH 0910 says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....
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  33. @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    James Woods is our guy.

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  34. Jake says:

    I have always thought that Tarantino looked and acted like what we used to call an Idiot Savant. So I guess he has Asperger’s. And most Asperger’s people are utterly oblivious to the few things they focus on obsessively.

    That is how Tarantino could be honest in asserting he had no idea that his bud Harvey Weinstein is a sexual predator. All Tarantino knows is that his bud Weinstein made it possible for him to play his Leftist games with film.

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  35. dr kill says:
    @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    Have you seen his effort as Clooney’s brother in ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’.

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  36. Jake says:
    @Neoconned
    Agreed completely.

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He's like me, or was in his younger years..

    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    I often say, and i do meqn it....i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.

    Quentin is what i wanted to be when i was younger. A true Horatio Alger American success story. A white working class aspiring nobody who hits success and the big time thru sheer talent and hard work. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn't exist any more these days...

    Are you blind to Pulp Fiction? In that film, all stereotypes are overturned save the one that matters most to the Left: white southerners are pure evil and so are their symbols.

    Quentin Tarantino is and always have been a Leftist freak of total self-righteous hypocrisy.

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    Quentin is mentally ill and deranged.

    Ive heard undiagnosed autistic thrown around....

    His artistic beauty is in the insanity he produces. He often can reproduce classic film scenes w precision and has an ear for dialogue no one can match
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  37. Maxx says:
    @Neoconned
    Agreed completely.

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He's like me, or was in his younger years..

    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    I often say, and i do meqn it....i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.

    Quentin is what i wanted to be when i was younger. A true Horatio Alger American success story. A white working class aspiring nobody who hits success and the big time thru sheer talent and hard work. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn't exist any more these days...

    QT is from LA, CA

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    He was born in Tennessee and thought of himself as a redneck trying to make it in showbiz.

    His original script was supposed to be be True Romance not RD.

    In it a blue collsr white guy talks w Elvis ghost....because Elvis as he said was the epitome of cool.

    A redneck nobody from nowhereville USA who became infamous. Elvis was a young Tarantinos idol.

    Dont blame him, kinda hard to hate the king.
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    Chicks who love guns.

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  39. Big Bill says:

    The way I read it, QT’s silence is making his PR people a bit nervous. He has to say something, but what? The risk of being silent is increasing.

    The tweet itself seems cobbled together, over-edited by a committee.

    “… the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein …” :

    1. Awkward phrasing, a double revelation. Like saying “… the revealed things that have been revealed …”

    2. No comma after “years”. Did QT tell them to insert “my friend for 25 years” and he did not check the copy?

    “I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory, and then I will speak publicly about it.”

    1. “Memory”? Why? This is a tell. The only reason for needing to remember is (1) to see whether QT can add to Harvey’s crimes (QT won’t do that!) or (2) try to remember all the drunken groping that QT himself did so his future Official QT Statement won’t trigger some stray actress to go off on QT as a hypocrite.

    QT is playing for time. He licked his finger, stuck it in the air, and is very carefully checking the wind.

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  40. Quentin Tarantino was born in Tennessee. Tarantino, as others here have pointed out, might be deliberately going over the top with his anti-White, anti-Christian, anti-German movies to make a point. Some Jews make no secret of their hatred for Whites, Christians and Germans. Tarantino knows damn well that Hollywood is an industry that is mostly Jew-controlled.

    Tennessee Tarantino might make it to Tennessee for the upcoming WHITE LIVES MATTER rally that will take place at the end of October.

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  41. ex-banker says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I get amber tamblyn confused with amber Heard, Johnnie Depp's ex lesbian wife.

    The correct term is Lesbian Emeritus. Exhibit A, of course, is Chirlane McCray, DeBlasio’s wife.

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  42. The Z Blog says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    I've used it about 112 times over the years, but for those who don't get the joke:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tIHtmqRtwE

    It's interesting that Claude Rains doesn't emphasize the second "shocked" any more than the first, although that's how I and everybody else remember it.

    I watched this on a rainy day over the summer. I had not seen it since I was a kid. I was amazed at well it holds up. These old movies were more like plays than what we think of as movies today, so I guess that’s why it still works. Many movies from the 60′s and 70′s, in contrast, are hilariously bad by today’s standards.

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    A lot depends on what kind of movie we're talking about. 1960's and '70's "fluff" movies, like "The Pink Panther" or "The In-Laws", or action-adventures like "The Man Who Would Be King" are still very watchable and enjoyable. However, any movie with "serious" pretensions form this period is absolutely unwatchable. Ditto TV shows; "Mannix", Rockford Files" and "Green Acres" - still good. "Room 222 - not so much...
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  43. JimB says:

    Let’s not discount the possibility that Hollywood might pick up lock, stock, and barrel and move to some other country where sexual savages are mostly tolerated.

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  44. @Steve Sailer
    I saw a clip of Christopher Walken at age 16 and he was ... exactly the ... same, with ... the identical off-kilter ... rhythm that is ... so oddly compelling.

    He's been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven't seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

    Christopher Walken was just on Finding Your Roots with Henry Gates and he explained that he believed that the way he speaks came from all of the accents he heard growing up in Queens. His dad was German with a German accent and his mom was from Scotland. His friends were Italian and Jewish.

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    http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/home/
    , @I, Libertine
    From Queens? Father of Germanic descent? Scottish mother? Hmmm. What other famous guy matches that description?
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  45. @Steve Sailer
    I get amber tamblyn confused with amber Heard, Johnnie Depp's ex lesbian wife.

    Is she an ex-lesbian or Johnny Depp’s ex-wife?

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    Exactly.
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  46. Quentin Tarantino… he was cool to us in the 90s.
    You know when taking inventory of all the people and things I grew up thinking were cool I’m amazed I didn’t get AIDS and overdose in prison or at least end up in an old van down by the river. I just rotted my soul is all.

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    when taking inventory of all the people and things I grew up thinking were cool I’m amazed I didn’t get AIDS and overdose in prison or at least end up in an old van down by the river. I just rotted my soul is all.
     
    Kurt Cobain, Brad Nowell, Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Layne Staley, Chester Bennington...
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  47. @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    Whatever James Woods may have once been, he’s now one of the handful of outspoken conservatives in Hollywood. I follow him on Twitter. He claims he quit getting parts because of his political views.

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  48. BB753 says:
    @BB753
    I've always wondered if Walker used to stutter as a kid, and later overcame his speech defect with his strange delivery.

    Walker>Christopher Walken

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  49. Anonym says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes….and the industry and our economy suffer as a result….

    Name an industry more responsible for anti-white SJWism than Hollywood. Am I supposed to feel sorry for them, now that they are somewhat smoldering just a tiny bit, you would have me piss on them to put out the combustion?

    I suggest you have been neoconned. The alternative is that you are neoconning.

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  50. @Steve Sailer
    I saw a clip of Christopher Walken at age 16 and he was ... exactly the ... same, with ... the identical off-kilter ... rhythm that is ... so oddly compelling.

    He's been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven't seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

    It would be fun to record a conversation between Christopher Walken and Donald Trump. People listening in would understand everything that was said but the written transcript would make no sense at all.

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  51. @Altai
    What bothers me about all this is that we pretend this is news or that we even know that Weinstein was the worst. He is just the most physically repulsive creature whom everyone already hated, but who else that is less visible is doing worse?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Gqjjq1nic&t=0m7s

    It just reminds me of the Kafkaesque madness of Brian Williams being taken down in a huge trial by media for slowly exaggerating to total falsehood a story about the invasion of Iraq with sum total no self-awareness of the fact that nobody, including Williams, in the media ever faced consequences for pushing a false narrative they knew to be false, to push the war itself.

    It's actually scary to me how quickly Iraq went down the memory-hole, to the point that George W. Bush is being hosted by Ellen to talk about his paintings because killing hundreds of thousands is nothing compared to suggesting a halt to illegal immigration!

    Where does this number of hundreds of thousands come from?

    Carpet bombing of cities was a thing in WW-II, of irrigation dams holding back flood waters in Korea, and of swaths of jungle hiding small concentrations of guerrilla fighters in Vietnam, but where did such a thing take place against Iraq?

    Yes, drone strikes against wedding parties and such, but how does their scale amount to hundreds of thousands of deaths?

    Given the weapons, tactics, and yes, restrictive rules-of-engagement in Iraq, what is a reasonable apportionment between deaths of persons pointing weapons at our troops compared with non-combatants? Everyone was a “civilian” over there, but I have a hard time feeling shame, guilt and collective moral responsibility for the death of a person who discharged a weapon in the general direction of our military personnel.

    This time around, our military pointedly did not publicize a “body count” for a variety of military, social and political reasons. Among other things, claims of enemy dead are often vastly overstated. I would believe a death toll among enemy combatants as perhaps some small multiple of American military losses, owing to our better treatment of the wounded, better weapons and better conditioning of our soldiers and Marines to shoot straight (https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Psychological-Cost-Learning-Society/dp/0316040932). And maybe double that number for the deaths of civilians in the line-of-fire?

    But our insurgent-fighter enemy were not complete and total incompetents, so I cannot believe we were inflicting casualties on them out of proportion to what they inflicted on us. Furthermore, a lot of the fighting was one group of Iraqis (Shia militias?) fighting Sunni Iraqis or like the proto-ISIS people (Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq-or-whoever) taking over a town and killing the people they didn’t like. I won’t accept blame for Red-on-Red violence like the Cambodia narrative.

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    The number comes from numerous studies, including the well-conducted Lancet study. In the Lancet study, respondents were asked to show death certificates, in order to prevent people from lying. The Lancet study calculated around 655,000 deaths in Iraq through June 2006. The Lancet study might've been a conservative estimate, as it avoided more dangerous areas and avoided war ravaged Fallujah. A more recent Physicians study suggested over 1 million deaths.

    As for who's to "blame" for Iraq, the fact is this. Iraq was a stable country prior to the 2003 US invasion. After the invasion, over 1 million Iraqis are dead, with millions more injured, displaced, widowed, or orphaned. It was America that's responsible for what happened in that country. Nobody forced America to invade Iraq (most of the world was anti-war). America did what it wanted to, now that country has been totally destroyed.

    "Mission Accomplished."

    I have a hard time feeling shame, guilt and collective moral responsibility for the death of a person who discharged a weapon in the general direction of our military personnel.
     
    If Iraq invaded America and American nationalists were gunned down, how'd you feel about that?
    If the Mexican army made an incursion into US territory (which happens sometimes) and anti-invasion militiamen were killed, would that be justified?

    I won’t accept blame for Red-on-Red violence like the Cambodia narrative.
     
    According to the Lancet study, 57% of known deaths were from coalition forces. So if we extrapolate that to the current numbers (650,000 dead in 2006, 1 million dead as of now), America has killed over half a million Iraqis. Who knows how many we've injured, displaced, orphaned, or widowed?

    By any reasonable standard, America committed genocide in Iraq.
    , @WJ
    The civilians killed as a result of the civil war would not have been dead had we not invaded. Numerous studies for years have calculated the massive number of Iraqi dead. It's old news but then again you probably believe there Dubya Em Dees in Iraq also.
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  52. DWright says:

    Yeah take time to process it Quentin, or maybe just to formulate a structured response that straddles the fence and pleases all the right people.
    Just enough outrage without looking like you are throwing a friend under the bus.

    I mean he wasn’t a “close” friend right?

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  53. snorlax says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    James Woods isn’t Jewish.

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  54. @Steve Sailer
    I get amber tamblyn confused with amber Heard, Johnnie Depp's ex lesbian wife.

    Having an ex-lesbian wife is pretty cool. Except when it isn’t.

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  55. Mr. Anon says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I saw a clip of Christopher Walken at age 16 and he was ... exactly the ... same, with ... the identical off-kilter ... rhythm that is ... so oddly compelling.

    He's been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven't seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

    He’s been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven’t seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

    The youngest fill role I ever saw him in was in The Anderson Tapes, an unusual heist movie by Sidney Lumet and starring Sean Connery (also with Dyan Cannon, Alan King, and a young Garrett Morris) . It’s well worth a watching.

    Did you ever see The Dogs of War, based on the Frederick Forsyth novel? It was one of Walkens’ few starring roles, and he actually plays a character in it, rather than playing Christopher Walken playing a character.

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  56. Tacitus says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    “So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being “dethroned”….then who is assuming the throne?”

    I don’t know. Maybe the Swedes. They’ve taken over songwriting. They churn out the hits and are good at business. They also churn out the stories: Larsson, Mankell, Läckberg. They had Ingmar Bergman, now they have the Skarsgård breeding program. Formidable foes.

    ..and if you think their stories stretch the imagination look at this recent story from the Öresund.

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/eccentric-danish-submarine-inventor-peter-madsen-linked-to-death-of-campaigning-journalist-kim-wall/news-story/e0065d3e12a550cdabdd2fd19f39cd99

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  57. kihowi says:

    This sounds like an autist who knows a few rules of thumb to sound modern and empathetic.

    “Use words like ‘pain, emotions, feelings, etc’. If you’re unable to use them in a naturally sounding sentence, eh, just list them.”

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  58. Tacitus says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Quentin was okay in Reservoir Dogs, although not in the class of Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, and Madsen, although there's not much shame in that. But he was remarkably bad in Django Unchained with his random Australian accent and his decaying Weinstein-like flesh. Personally, I don't look all that great either at my age, but then I don't cast myself in movies.

    Yes he was better in that. I like his movies.

    Americans can’t do Australian accents. You end up sounding South African or Cockney. I’m sure you can live with that.

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    But couldn’t sit through Inglourious Basterds.
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  59. kihowi says:

    What is it with Tarentino’s looks? Usually I don’t attack people on their looks because much of it they have no control over, but there are limits. “Repulsive” is the only word that comes close to doing justice.

    “Physiognomy is real” has become a bit of a catchphrase on the alt-right. For his sake I hope that’s not true.

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    Tarantino's 23 & Me test revealed he is 12% Gargoyle.
    , @SteveRogers42
    You can see the worms crawling under his skin.
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  60. @Zippy
    I didn't think that Django or Hateful Eight were that good. In both cases, I thought his idiot BLM racial politics got in the way of his movie. Also, what is the point of filming a movie in ULTRA PANAVISION 70! -- the very same lenses used to film Ben Hur no less! -- if 90% of the movie takes place indoors? The outdoor scenes in Hateful 8 were gorgeous, but the film itself is claustrophobic.

    However, you missed what has to be his masterpiece(s) -- Kill Bill. Yes, it has butt-kicking warrior babes, and yeah it's a bit fetishistic about them. We are even treated to a long closeup of Uma Thurman's feet. However, the movie is hilariously wacky, and it's beautifully filmed. You could take a random still from Kill Bill, print it, and put it on the wall of a gallery.

    Plus, David Carradine is over the top good as Bill, and it's filled with very strange memorable performances.

    While not in the same league, Death Proof -- his half of the Rodriguiz/Tarantino collaboration "Grindhouse," is also pretty good, and it's also short. Planet Terror is not as good, and is a bit much for me, but it does have Rose McGowan in it, and it ties in with Harvey Weinstein as apparently Rose was rather miffed that the movie was distributed by Weinstein.

    Edited to add: For some reason my comment is designated as a reply to Yan Shen, but it was supposed to be replying to Steve. Don't know how to fix it, sorry.

    Best moment in Kill Bill: the guy with the black zig-zag stripe on his orange robe who gets called “Charlie Brown.”

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    Any and all appearances of Evil Darryl Hannah.
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  61. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Oh my, QT shows himself to be such a sensitive man. This from a guy who has been pushing over-the-top violence-porn for many years now. All that blood gush is for creepy nerds as far as I’m concerned. It’s all part of the pornographic downward spiral of American culture, such as it is, and QT has been in front leading the way.

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  62. How long before Uma et al drop a dime on QT?

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    A 6 at best, who owes everything she has to QT. She obviously did a good job of catering to his notorious foot fetish. Will she remain grateful for his sponsorship, or turn on him in an orgy of vengeance? Stay tuned, cause chicks be crazy.
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  63. @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    Woods is a strange guy. His conservatism appears to be sincere, but his personal history is decidedly sketchy. Kind of like someone else we could name – they also both love Twitter, come to think of it.

    He says he did not mean to retire, just to sell his house, and somehow his real estate agent botched the press release.

    He is also very much Irish Catholic, not Jewish.

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    His conservatism appears to be sincere, but his personal history is decidedly sketchy.
     
    It's the sketchy personal history that makes the Grace Amazing.

    You still have a lot to learn about conservatives, grasshopper.
    , @sayless
    James Woods personal history is decidedly sketchy

    I forgive him.
    , @Truth



    He is also very much Irish Catholic, not Jewish.
     
    Yeah, just like Michael Richards is (snigger-snigger) "Scots-Irish." Most of these people are crypto-Jews pretending to be something else. With your last name you should understand that.
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  64. Rose McGowen is encouraging others to speak out against Harvey. She had her chance in 1997. She instead chose to to sign a NDA and take 100 Gs. If she spoke out then, she would have prevented many girls from being fondled by Harvey over the next twenty years. Rose would have had no career, but isn’t this more noble?
    I know many producers are making a list of Harvey’s accusers. They will not be invited to audition for any movies soon. If the actress is rejected for the role, she will claim to be “Groped” and such. Who needs the extra headache?
    Oddly enough Harvey has not accused his accusers of being anti-Semitic. To these non Jewish person, it seems like a pogrom is being organized and Rose is ready to lead the Cossacks on a ride. This story seems deeper than imagined.

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    If a woman who is sexually harassed is worried about her career, she can still file a police report and not press charges. That would help other women who might want to press charges later on . And a little humility would be nice too, such as "I should have come forward earlier, but I didn't have the courage at the time."
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    His brother orchestrated it all to take over the company. For once, Harvey's paranoia is probably accurate. But it's likely to backfire on Bob. He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the wind.
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  65. The Cosby and Weinstein stories seem to prove that sometimes “The Emperor’s New Clothes” story that Steve likes to mock actually does happen. The accusations have been whispered about for years and sometimes even made their way briefly into the press, Hannibal Buress/Ronan Farrow plays the role of the little boy and says “Doesn’t anyone care about this?” – and all of a sudden everybody does care, or at least (like Tarantino) must pretend to care for public consumption.

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  66. 22pp22 says:

    These actors and actresses are part of a venerable Hollywood tradition.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grace-kelly-exposed-466617

    How many of these outraged actresses were only too willing to position themselves under HW’s sweaty, flabby body on the way to stardom?

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  67. 22pp22 says:

    I don’t know if this acceptable on this site, so viewer discretion is advised. Please delete if you don’t think it’s appropriate,

    All this faux outrage. I haven’t stopped laughing all day. It reminds me from this scene from Blame it on the Bellboy. You have to confirm you are over 18 to watch it.

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    My favorite Richard Griffiths line:

    https://youtu.be/shPWkt9Lc6M?list=PL73jMsaqbDD6z4sw10ZA8rSYSF12YXELU&t=240

    "A hundred thousand pounds for a bit of rumpy-pumpy?"
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  68. With a little bit of digging you can find an account of a chubby Desi girl who had her toes sucked by Tarantino, with pictures and everything.

    Honestly Dan Schieder should be sweating bullets right now and maybe make an unscheduled trip to somewhere he can’t be extradited from.

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    Are there that many countries you really can't be extradited from anymore?
    , @njguy73

    Honestly Dan Schieder should be sweating bullets right now and maybe make an unscheduled trip to somewhere he can’t be extradited from.
     
    You're not the first person to bring that up. I have nephews and nieces who watch those Nickelodeon shows, and they're chock-full of foot-fetish-based-humor and other suggestive comments. There's even half-joking rumors that Tarantino is the real creator of those shows.
    , @ScarletNumber
    I assume you mean Dan Schneider. For the uninitiated, he was the fat kid on the Howard Hesseman vehicle Head of the Class. He ended up producing all of those shows on Nickelodeon with the cute teenage girls.
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  69. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Steve Sailer
    I saw a clip of Christopher Walken at age 16 and he was ... exactly the ... same, with ... the identical off-kilter ... rhythm that is ... so oddly compelling.

    He's been on TV since age 9 or 10, although I haven't seen whether he was already Christopher Walken way back then.

    He was scary in LAST MAN STANDING.

    That Doyle guy has the intensity of James Cagney. Looks like punk with bottles in THE WARRIORS.

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    Oddly enough, he WAS the punk with bottles - "Waw-ree-uz!! C'mout and play-yy!" - from THE WARRIORS.

    He was also the weasel Arnold promised to kill last in COMMANDO. ("What happened to Sully?" "I leddim go.")

    Poor Daniel Patrick Kelly. Forever typecast as "the little rat-faced henchman". Well, I suppose it beats a lifetime in dinner theater.
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  70. notanon says:

    1) the media made it plain they weren’t just going to go after Trump but his business and family as well and his only way of avoiding that was destroying the media first – so i wouldn’t be surprised if Trump has had people out getting hard evidence to prove various long term rumors.

    (the speed of weinstein’s fall implies to me there may be hard evidence of something more serious than what we have yet been told.)

    2) the media has had the power to protect itself over these issues for decades and when a group of people are protected from repercussions of bad behavior they get worse which means the depths of Hollywood sleaze are probably very deep which means uncovering the sleaze is the best way to take them down (if that is what is happening).

    3) a lot of people say these actresses willingly sold themselves for fame and in some cases there’s probably a lot of truth in that however because so many people in the media have adult sleaze they want kept hidden it means they passively collude in keeping quiet about all the pedophile stuff. possibly sleazy adult actresses is the pathway to get at the pedophile stuff imo: all the Corey Haims and River Pheonixs.

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  71. @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    Yeah, mocking Southerners as being dumb and racist is so original. Just hilarious.

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  72. @Neoconned
    Agreed completely.

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He's like me, or was in his younger years..

    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    I often say, and i do meqn it....i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.

    Quentin is what i wanted to be when i was younger. A true Horatio Alger American success story. A white working class aspiring nobody who hits success and the big time thru sheer talent and hard work. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn't exist any more these days...

    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south

    Tarantino isn’t from the Deep South.

    w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    Right, Hollywood culture is so admirable.

    Grow up.

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    Tarantino isn’t from the Deep South.
     
    He was born in Tennessee, I believe. But I think he moved to California when he was like 9 and has lived the rest of his life there.
    , @Neoconned
    I read a biography of him in college and if memory serves me correctly, he's from Knoxville, TN, home of the Tennessee Volunteers/University of Tennessee.....

    He moved to LA as a kid.

    As for Hollywood -- to each their own man. Every one is entitled to their opinions. That being said I think you'd be shocked to learn I probably agree with you on say 2/3 of the people in Hollywood not being worth the slime in the Louisiana swamp.....
    , @Sm Sung
    The embarrassing fool seems to be referring to himself as a "white working class intellectual from the deep south".
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  73. Look out, Harvey, Quentin’s already jumped the ship. He’s just waiting on his publicist, agent, and attorneys to feed him a timely appropriate politically correct sounding soundbite that both casts blame on you while simultaneously appearing to stand up for an old friend (but not too strongly). When it comes down to it, Quentin’s for himself, first and last.

    So when’s Warners going to turn Weinstein’s woes into a movie? They’d look so PC, appearing to stand up for women and at the same time, get to stick it to an old rival in the biz.

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    It's like all Hollywood actors and actresses got a memo saying ' Have YOU announced your disgust to the media yet?'

    Actually that's the very last thing the actors should do. The best plan would be to beat a hasty and unannounced retreat to Madagascar and lay low for awhile til the dust settles.
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  74. @James Kabala
    Woods is a strange guy. His conservatism appears to be sincere, but his personal history is decidedly sketchy. Kind of like someone else we could name - they also both love Twitter, come to think of it.

    He says he did not mean to retire, just to sell his house, and somehow his real estate agent botched the press release.

    He is also very much Irish Catholic, not Jewish.

    His conservatism appears to be sincere, but his personal history is decidedly sketchy.

    It’s the sketchy personal history that makes the Grace Amazing.

    You still have a lot to learn about conservatives, grasshopper.

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  75. Johnny789 says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Quentin was okay in Reservoir Dogs, although not in the class of Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, and Madsen, although there's not much shame in that. But he was remarkably bad in Django Unchained with his random Australian accent and his decaying Weinstein-like flesh. Personally, I don't look all that great either at my age, but then I don't cast myself in movies.

    QT was pretty funny in the party scene from “Sleep With Me” where he explains all of the Gay undertones of “Top Gun” to his fellow partygoers.

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    The gay undertones of "Top Gun" needed explaining? I think the beach volleyball scene was pretty self-explanatory.
    , @Mr. Anon

    QT was pretty funny in the party scene from “Sleep With Me” where he explains all of the Gay undertones of “Top Gun” to his fellow partygoers.
     
    Undertones?
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  76. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    David Cross’s Mr. Show with Bob Odenkirk was hilarious. See the sketch below, for an example.

    Woods isn’t Jewish, as others have noted.

    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn’t allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he’s indicted. So they’ll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Rose McGowan gets sued too, since she took a settlement from HW. She should have gone to the police instead.

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    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn’t allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he’s indicted. So they’ll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.
     
    Let's take a moment to think about the kind of man that would include a clause like that in his employment contract.

    Does anything more need to be said?

    Well, perhaps some more details about that contract: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/12/weinstein-contract-the-weinstein-company-sexual-harassment-firing-illegal/

    According to the contract, if Weinstein "treated someone improperly in violation of the company's Code of Conduct," he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, "You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance."

    The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a "cure" for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation -- Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.

    The contract has specific language as to when the Board of Directors can fire Weinstein -- if he's indicted or convicted of a crime, but that doesn't apply here.
     
    It is interesting that indicted (not convicted) is sufficient for firing. I wonder how much negotiation was involved in finalizing these details.
    , @Neoconned
    I'm actually not that big a fan of Mr. Weinstein or smug Hollywood types -- Jewish or otherwise BUT I know a witchhunt when I see 1 and I don't like social media or dogpiles and this checks off all those boxes of disgust for me.

    I wouldn't be shocked if McGowan signed a NDA when she took the money and frankly I hope she gets sued. Same with Miramax or WC or whoever the hell fired Harvey.

    In fact I'll say it -- I don't like Weinstein, or his fat ass brother -- but I like moral status signaling from attractive women on social media just to "reputation destroy" and to get attention points even less.

    Rose McGowan could get 90% of heterosexual men into her bed right now -- even without fame or money. Even at her current age in her 40s if she asked me for action the answer would be yes. So if she already has that going for her -- why the need to keep going?

    You know -- its called "over reach" and this is what it is. A few years back Pat Buchanan did a good piece about Hollywood and how its one of the last places where working class blue collar people -- often unionized -- can find decent employment. Make up artists, prop designers, set assistants, like 2 of my friends -- they work as extras in movies and tv shows, etc.

    These are just plain boring working people.

    And if Harvey goes -- for all his faults the man works his ass off and has put out quite a bit of quality product along with all the terrible schlock. But where does it stop? These Twitterati feminazis probably think they'll be put on some kinda mantle in charge of the studios but think again. It'll just put ordinary people out of business. Secretaries, assistants, prop makers, sound tech, whatever you name it....

    Meanwhile a few connected LA/NYC/Bay Area(where else would they be from besides maybe Chicago) lawyers, Jewish or otherwise will get some kind of fat check payout and a few actresses will get a payout -- probably in the 5 -6 figures -- hardly that big.

    All so a couple of aging harpies and to use Whiskey's word "sluts" can get Pokemon Points and attention as they circle the drain of their 50s and middle aged forced retirement.

    It'll just mean those jobs will go away and foreign countries will gain a larger market share in the Chinese and foreign entertainment/movie market.

    Say what you will -- its competitive and I imagine the casting couch in places like India(Bollywood), China, etc is probably a lot more heinous than it is here. Most of these models slash actresses go into a private hotel room knowing what they have to do in order to get their roles. They have to provide Weinstein or some other fat white and/or Jewish guy with oral sex or a massage or shower time blah blah so forth. Its how its been for 100 years and its "just how it is."

    I imagine its far far worse in foreign countries....

    These people just want attention and while Harvey is an asshole -- you kinda have to be to make a living much less be successful in a place like Hollywood or the entertainment BUSINESS that increasingly is reliant on that foreign revenue/income.

    A lot of people like to cite Hollywood and Silicon Valley as making California's economy very unique and that's true -- which means the state of California and in return our own economy will only suffer as a result.....

    The sharks are circling the bleeding carcass, the vultures circle the dying cow, however you wanna put it.

    But no one will gain anything from this besides the Twitterati types a little bit of desperate attention and a few shyster lawyers a bunch of money because as we all know at the end of the day its the lawyers and the various other parasites who collect fees who make the big bucks in scenarios like this while the idiot victims may collect a decent salary. But for McGowan 1) she won't make that much money off any legal payouts, assuming she doesn't get sued to hell and back for violating her NDA & 2) not only McGowan but what producer and especially male producer will want to work with these women again?

    While some producers may not make casting couch sessions mandatory -- if the actress/model initiates I doubt a lot of them will say no. Coming out like this in such a public way is going to paint a film of radioactive green slime all over these women. No sane producer will work with them again unless they're gay and/or have a death wish.

    Think about it -- if you're a producer -- would you ever work with any of these actresses again? Call it what you will - Weinstein's company was one of the most successful in the whole entire industry.

    If the lawyers eat it -- what sane producer much less company will take a risk EVER again WITH ANY OF THESE actresses? Not a single one. Would you risk your company or shareholders' assets and/or your own career just to cast some uppity over the hill broad seeking desperate attention?

    I sure as hell wouldn't.

    Hell the industry is moving toward kiddy fluff anyway with CGI, etc.

    "The Accountant" about a year ago was the last adult male oriented film I saw that was even halfway worth watching.....

    The industry is truly going Chinese/international -- and 1 thing international audiences don't want or need is/are over priced and over entitled has been starlets desperate for a "re break in".....

    Hate to say it -- but this could put a HUGE freeze on Hollywood for the next decade. A LOT of people are going to be really cautious about who they hire or work with after this - not only for insurance or litigation reasons but also for your own career sake.....

    And it means film quality will go to even more shit. Why take a big risk with an adult theme when you have a sure bet with some shit superhero product or a CGI kiddy film?
    , @Neoconned
    Oh -- and Odenkirk is a terrible comedian but good character actor.

    To each their own but Cross is still an unfunny pretentious asshole.

    If I was Harvey -- I'd give them the finger, liquidate as much of my assets as possible and move them to Switzerland and Israel and then I'd go enjoy my yaucht in the Mediterranean as others have suggested....
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  77. Forbes says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I've used it about 112 times over the years, but for those who don't get the joke:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tIHtmqRtwE

    It's interesting that Claude Rains doesn't emphasize the second "shocked" any more than the first, although that's how I and everybody else remember it.

    I think Rains’ straight, authoritative voice is the better effect.

    Overly emotional over-acting is how it is carried off in its cliched (popular) usage.

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  78. Forbes says:
    @Altai
    What bothers me about all this is that we pretend this is news or that we even know that Weinstein was the worst. He is just the most physically repulsive creature whom everyone already hated, but who else that is less visible is doing worse?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Gqjjq1nic&t=0m7s

    It just reminds me of the Kafkaesque madness of Brian Williams being taken down in a huge trial by media for slowly exaggerating to total falsehood a story about the invasion of Iraq with sum total no self-awareness of the fact that nobody, including Williams, in the media ever faced consequences for pushing a false narrative they knew to be false, to push the war itself.

    It's actually scary to me how quickly Iraq went down the memory-hole, to the point that George W. Bush is being hosted by Ellen to talk about his paintings because killing hundreds of thousands is nothing compared to suggesting a halt to illegal immigration!

    Iraq went down the memory hole because Democrats in the Senate voted for it–inconvenient facts must be ignored. Iraq was a bipartisan effort. Bringing up Bush does not help their side.

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    Republican Congressmen&Senators voted 263-7 for the Iraq War.
    Democratic Congressmen&Senators voted 111-147 against the Iraq War.

    Iraq went down the memory role because lots of powerful people (politicians, media/intelligentsia, military-industrial complex, intelligence services, defense industry contractors and execs) supported it. Since the media is largely controlled by those powerful people, the media stays quiet. Since the American public are largely clownish buffoons that believe whatever teevee say, Americans remain unaware of what really happened in Iraq.
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  79. Pat Boyle says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Quentin was okay in Reservoir Dogs, although not in the class of Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, and Madsen, although there's not much shame in that. But he was remarkably bad in Django Unchained with his random Australian accent and his decaying Weinstein-like flesh. Personally, I don't look all that great either at my age, but then I don't cast myself in movies.

    Personally, I don’t look all that great either at my age.

    This sounds suspiciously like “fishing for compliments”. Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say “No, no Steve you still look great?”.

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think. What is your IQ and which test, if any, did you take? If you never took a formal IQ test how about your test scores? (SAT, GRE etc.). You seem a lot smarter than me but maybe you’re just better organized.

    I am also curious about the test scores for Greg Cochran and Stephen Hsu. Isn’t it a bit ironic that we don’t seem to know Charles Murray’s IQ? Or is that just me?

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    http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2017/10/never-trumpers-are-a-disgustingly-impractical-bunch-of-pseudo-conservative-quislings.html

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    Dear Professor Hanson,

    When I see you on Tucker Carlson you look all beat to hell. You're working too hard. Please take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat well. Write less. We need you for decades to come.

    Your loyal reader,
     
    Tarantino's physical decline may have had something to do with how badly misjudged Hateful Eight was, especially the ending, Rob Zombies The Devil's Rejects was better.
    , @Anon
    This sounds suspiciously like “fishing for compliments”. Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say “No, no Steve you still look great?”.

    If indeed that was the intention, you should oblige him. We should all oblige him. We should say, Sailer looks really really great, he needs to be in movies, he should be the new Clint Eastwood, he should take all the Oscars, he should be on the cover of GQ and all the men's magazines.

    I mean don't spoil the fun.
    , @tomv

    This sounds suspiciously like “fishing for compliments”. Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say “No, no Steve you still look great?”.
     
    Only an autist would think that. No, it's a preemptive defense against "what about you?" that may follow Steve's remark on Tarantino's "decaying Weinstein-like flesh".

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think.
     
    No test scores will tell you about how a person thinks. They're numbers for God's sake! The best way to understand how a person thinks is to read his works. You're already doing that, and yet the question that nags you is his test scores! Why don't you throw in his income and penis size, too? It's never about Steve anyway, but how you stack up. As I said, autist.

    Like everybody here, I understand how IQ correlates with socioeconomic outcomes, but that's all it is, a measure of certain tendencies. If someone authors a book, a song, or a theory that I appreciate, I will not think him better or worse if his IQ score is 160 or 130 or 90. What does that have to do with anything?

    (Richard Feynman, by the way, was tested to have an IQ in the 120s. Steve Hsu disputes this result. Maybe Hsu is right and Feynman "true IQ" is higher, or maybe he's "just better organized," I couldn't care less. The guy's still Richard Feynman!)

    Every now and then, a commenter on this site comes along and inadvertently proves that there's more to life than intelligence. I would hate to live in a society of supposedly intelligent people who are so lacking in sense and sensibility. Whatever your clock speeds, you're still automatons. You'll never put together a decent book.
    , @Truth

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think.
     
    Well that's easy for you to say, Paddy. From what you tell here you are sex on a stick walking, you still have 25 year old fashion models coming on to you on airplanes in your mid-seventies. Have a little empathy for the rest of us!
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  80. Sean says:

    Tarantino is probably worried about being too prominently featured right now from fear of suffering a similar fate to Ben Affneck , whose condemnation of Weinstein got him instantly accused by multiple women of doing the same thing.

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  81. res says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    David Cross's Mr. Show with Bob Odenkirk was hilarious. See the sketch below, for an example.

    Woods isn't Jewish, as others have noted.

    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn't allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he's indicted. So they'll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Rose McGowan gets sued too, since she took a settlement from HW. She should have gone to the police instead.

    https://youtu.be/54ks4vqtoZ4

    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn’t allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he’s indicted. So they’ll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.

    Let’s take a moment to think about the kind of man that would include a clause like that in his employment contract.

    Does anything more need to be said?

    Well, perhaps some more details about that contract: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/12/weinstein-contract-the-weinstein-company-sexual-harassment-firing-illegal/

    According to the contract, if Weinstein “treated someone improperly in violation of the company’s Code of Conduct,” he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, “You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance.”

    The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a “cure” for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation — Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.

    The contract has specific language as to when the Board of Directors can fire Weinstein — if he’s indicted or convicted of a crime, but that doesn’t apply here.

    It is interesting that indicted (not convicted) is sufficient for firing. I wonder how much negotiation was involved in finalizing these details.

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    Let’s take a moment to think about the kind of man that would include a clause like that in his employment contract.
     
    Ditto. I'm a pretty jaded guy with a low opinion of Hollywood, but actually seeing that in a contract is jarring.
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  82. Forbes says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    As we’re all tired of racism, and white supremacist has replaced racist as the slur du jour, sexism/sexist is now replaces racism/racist as the current outrage.

    Flirting with (noticing) females: Sexist.
    Not flirting (not noticing): Sexist.
    Being a white male: Sexist.

    Amber Tamblyn’s revisionism is easy to spot. What 16 year old girl and friends weren’t thrilled to be flirted with by a recognizable Hollywood star?

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    They get thrilled until their career starts to stall out because of the "not many over 40 are worth hiring" thing.

    And unlike say you or me -- acting in 95% or more of cases isn't actually working besides a few method actor weirdos like Sean Penn or Christian Bale/Deniro/etc

    The idea of "lowering themselves" and going to get a job at say a hotel as a desk clerk or at a fast food restaurant or driving a cab/uber/bus is too icky to think about, much less actually comtemplate.

    What? Are these women actually supposed to work like you know, you or me? LOL

    As for Tamblyn -- I don't know what she's so repulsed by. Her husband is an unfunny obese 50+ comedian with a greying hobo beard and a receding hairline. Its not like Mr. Woods is that much more hideous of a potential romantic interest....

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  83. Thomm says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    Agreed. Unless there was actual rape (which has to be proved through due process), I have minimal to no sympathy for these women. Most are leftist feminists anyway, and are still bashing Trump just as much as they are bashing Weinstein.

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.

    A lot of WN losers see nothing in this topic other than “Jew, Jew!!!”.

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    Did a WN steal your girlfriend or something? You're a broken record.
    , @Dave Bowman

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.
     

    So, in other words, the "casting-couch process" (forced sexual congress with young girls - often NOT seasoned "players" at all as you allege but much more frequently, happy, hopeful, small-town virgins - in exchange for employment / wealth / fame) is perfectly ok, as long as it's carried out with discretion, and finesse ?

    Funnily enough, that's exactly what every White-hating racist degenerate Jewish pervert privately thinks about every White female. I bet you wouldn't have the guts to tell your wife, partner or daughter that's how you really feel about defenceless females. With your views, you're in good Jewish company.

    Wow. It's almost as if you actually approve of the way that Hollywood was actually set up (by Jews) specifically to facilitate a ready, endless supply of young, beautiful female meat (to Jews), in exchange for a living.

    And Yes, I'm a White nationalist, and believe that wealthy, powerful, racist, degenerate cultural marxist political Jews are the scum of the earth. OK with you ? No ? Well... never mind.

    , @TWS
    There are three women at least who claim forcible rape and a tape where Harvey's admitting sexual assault while begging for round two. The police had it but the DA declined to prosecute and then took a nice contribution from Harvey.
    , @Lurker
    Troll detected.
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  84. CJ says:
    @res

    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn’t allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he’s indicted. So they’ll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.
     
    Let's take a moment to think about the kind of man that would include a clause like that in his employment contract.

    Does anything more need to be said?

    Well, perhaps some more details about that contract: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/12/weinstein-contract-the-weinstein-company-sexual-harassment-firing-illegal/

    According to the contract, if Weinstein "treated someone improperly in violation of the company's Code of Conduct," he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, "You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance."

    The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a "cure" for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation -- Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.

    The contract has specific language as to when the Board of Directors can fire Weinstein -- if he's indicted or convicted of a crime, but that doesn't apply here.
     
    It is interesting that indicted (not convicted) is sufficient for firing. I wonder how much negotiation was involved in finalizing these details.

    Let’s take a moment to think about the kind of man that would include a clause like that in his employment contract.

    Ditto. I’m a pretty jaded guy with a low opinion of Hollywood, but actually seeing that in a contract is jarring.

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  85. Sean says:
    @Pat Boyle
    Personally, I don’t look all that great either at my age.

    This sounds suspiciously like "fishing for compliments". Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say "No, no Steve you still look great?".

    Personally I don't care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think. What is your IQ and which test, if any, did you take? If you never took a formal IQ test how about your test scores? (SAT, GRE etc.). You seem a lot smarter than me but maybe you're just better organized.

    I am also curious about the test scores for Greg Cochran and Stephen Hsu. Isn't it a bit ironic that we don't seem to know Charles Murray's IQ? Or is that just me?

    http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2017/10/never-trumpers-are-a-disgustingly-impractical-bunch-of-pseudo-conservative-quislings.html

    A Note to VDH

    Dear Professor Hanson,

    When I see you on Tucker Carlson you look all beat to hell. You’re working too hard. Please take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat well. Write less. We need you for decades to come.

    Your loyal reader,

    Tarantino’s physical decline may have had something to do with how badly misjudged Hateful Eight was, especially the ending, Rob Zombies The Devil’s Rejects was better.

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  86. When Roman Polanski was given an Oscar in 2003, he got a standing ovation from the audience.

    Is that Mr Weinstein I see standing at 1:17? Looks similar.

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    Why yes it is. Also, I am shocked SHOCKED that "Comments are disabled for this video."
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  87. AndrewR says:
    @Altai
    What bothers me about all this is that we pretend this is news or that we even know that Weinstein was the worst. He is just the most physically repulsive creature whom everyone already hated, but who else that is less visible is doing worse?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Gqjjq1nic&t=0m7s

    It just reminds me of the Kafkaesque madness of Brian Williams being taken down in a huge trial by media for slowly exaggerating to total falsehood a story about the invasion of Iraq with sum total no self-awareness of the fact that nobody, including Williams, in the media ever faced consequences for pushing a false narrative they knew to be false, to push the war itself.

    It's actually scary to me how quickly Iraq went down the memory-hole, to the point that George W. Bush is being hosted by Ellen to talk about his paintings because killing hundreds of thousands is nothing compared to suggesting a halt to illegal immigration!

    In fairness to Ellen, Donald Trump hardly seems allergic to neocon influence. While admittedly his campaign rhetoric was refreshingly critical of the Iraq War, it’s not that hard to imagine the neocons getting him to sign off on atrocities of equal or worse magnitude, to say nothing of the pissing contest he’s chosen to engage in against Kim Jong Un, which seems to be 100% due to his own narcissism.

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    Yeah cause the Norks having nukes ain't a bit deal.

    More wisdom from the guy who went on how Sharia ain't all that bad.

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  88. nebulafox says:

    Powerful men do what powerful men do. It’s not really that shocking, frankly. Our norms on the subject have changed *drastically* over the past decade. There are plenty of famous dead men-JFK-that would probably be pilloried today for sexual harassment. One only wonders how many more retrospective cases we’re going to get. And this will have a real impact on our dating norms, as the contradiction between what women say they want and what they might actually want gets larger. Along with the cost for getting the decision wrong, since women still expect men to be telepaths.

    Still, I’d like to point out that this is the same self-declared morally superior industry that has been hectoring Middle America on its values since the early 1970s. So the next time I hear some Streep figure on that score, they are only going to get one finger from me.

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  89. AndrewR says:
    @Thomm
    Agreed. Unless there was actual rape (which has to be proved through due process), I have minimal to no sympathy for these women. Most are leftist feminists anyway, and are still bashing Trump just as much as they are bashing Weinstein.

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.

    A lot of WN losers see nothing in this topic other than "Jew, Jew!!!".

    Did a WN steal your girlfriend or something? You’re a broken record.

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    @Thom

    Did a WN steal your girlfriend or something? You’re a broken record.
     

    Boyfriend.

    In prison.

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  90. Pat Boyle says:
    @Sid
    Quentin Tarantino isn't a good actor, even in the bit parts of his own movies he throws for himself.

    Forgive me but – define your terms!

    There are at least two very different meanings to the term ‘good actor’. Some can play many parts and others can play only one but people like that one character.

    Actors are men who engage in make believe for money. It is normally considered a sign of good acting if the actor can play different characters and simulate different emotions. But paradoxically most of our most successful actors are very limited in the range of roles they undertake.

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.

    There are also special types of acting. For example Bruce Lee who never fought a real match against a real opponent, became a screen legend by developing a style of movie fighting unlike any ever seen before. Movie Kung Fu is rather like the body building that did so well for Schwarzenegger – lots of posing. In real fighting, like you see in a boxing match, often the blow is so fast you have to watch it again in a slow motion. When Lee hit someone on screen he froze in place. He often grimaced and sometimes he squawked like a chicken. Not very true to life but very entertaining.

    Tarantino isn’t very good at any style of acting. He always comes across as a dork and that doesn’t seem to be acting.

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    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.
     
    Wayne did not have a ton of range as an actor, but he definitely had a lot of depth. Red River and The Searchers are incredibly dark performances.

    Quite frankly, he's attacked because of his politics and his genre. He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it. And his genre was beloved by white Christian straight males, which spoke to them.

    You'll note that as SJWs in Hollywood have degraded the money-making Western to the point now that we're lucky if there's one Western picture per year, and those are either boring or remakes or "revisionist" or all three, and there isn't a single Western TV series. They did that on purpose---the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans

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  92. QT is a self obsessed pig. Read that statement. It’s ALL ABOUT HIM and his precious emotions.

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  93. sayless says:
    @James Kabala
    Woods is a strange guy. His conservatism appears to be sincere, but his personal history is decidedly sketchy. Kind of like someone else we could name - they also both love Twitter, come to think of it.

    He says he did not mean to retire, just to sell his house, and somehow his real estate agent botched the press release.

    He is also very much Irish Catholic, not Jewish.

    James Woods personal history is decidedly sketchy

    I forgive him.

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  94. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    This looks really bad for Tarantino who billed himself as a hip, savvy, and cynical character who knows the ins-and-outs of human nature and power relations. An expert of the underbelly of society where the REAL things play out.

    But now, he looks like a weatherman being clueless of a volcano erupting behind him.

    Also, he’s supposed to be a nihilist who can’t be shocked by anything since he’s hip to how demented and perverted people can be. But he claims to be STUNNED by the notion of some big Hollywood producer being a pooter-grabber.

    Either Tarantino is a liar or his persona has been one big fake, meaning he made R-rated movies with G-rated understanding of power. Just muppets with pottymouths.

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  95. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Pat Boyle
    Personally, I don’t look all that great either at my age.

    This sounds suspiciously like "fishing for compliments". Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say "No, no Steve you still look great?".

    Personally I don't care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think. What is your IQ and which test, if any, did you take? If you never took a formal IQ test how about your test scores? (SAT, GRE etc.). You seem a lot smarter than me but maybe you're just better organized.

    I am also curious about the test scores for Greg Cochran and Stephen Hsu. Isn't it a bit ironic that we don't seem to know Charles Murray's IQ? Or is that just me?

    This sounds suspiciously like “fishing for compliments”. Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say “No, no Steve you still look great?”.

    If indeed that was the intention, you should oblige him. We should all oblige him. We should say, Sailer looks really really great, he needs to be in movies, he should be the new Clint Eastwood, he should take all the Oscars, he should be on the cover of GQ and all the men’s magazines.

    I mean don’t spoil the fun.

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  96. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    As I’ve said before, you can disagree with Tarantino’s politics, but you can’t argue that his films aren’t hilariously amusing and entertaining.

    Sure, if you’re a moral zombie or aesthetic idiot… WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RESERVOIR DOGS, which really is great.

    PULP FICTION displays lots of talent but in the service of what? Nihilism and ugliness. It made me sick to my stomach that audience were guffawing to all the vileness. I don’t deny the talent but what ugliness.

    JACKIE BROWN was more of PULP FICTION though I will admit I only saw the second half by accident at my friend’s house cuz he had cable. I thought the core plot with Greer and the white guy was pretty sound but the side stories had the same ugly inhumanity.

    As for KILL BILL 1 & 2, those were just bad without anything to recommend them. I was appalled that so many critics fell for them.

    INGLORIOUS had one inspired scene, the burning screen at the end. That was Grand Guignol at its best. But it was overlong and about as fun as spending an entire afternoon with those basement homo-redneck freaks in PULP.

    I didn’t see DJANGO and HATEFUL EIGHT, but I gave up on Tarantino long ago.

    Usually, directors become too full of themselves after a string of hits. Like Fellini after 8 1/2 and Bertolucci after LAST TANGO. But Tarantino grew overripe almost right away after RESERVOIR.

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  97. @AndrewR
    In fairness to Ellen, Donald Trump hardly seems allergic to neocon influence. While admittedly his campaign rhetoric was refreshingly critical of the Iraq War, it's not that hard to imagine the neocons getting him to sign off on atrocities of equal or worse magnitude, to say nothing of the pissing contest he's chosen to engage in against Kim Jong Un, which seems to be 100% due to his own narcissism.

    Yeah cause the Norks having nukes ain’t a bit deal.

    More wisdom from the guy who went on how Sharia ain’t all that bad.

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  98. Art says:

    Tarantino stunned!

    Clearly Hollywood is closing ranks – NO new producers or executive’s names have been proffered (the guy at Amazon is not Hollywood)

    Women are NOT naming other executives – NO one is talking about homosexual abuse.

    Weinstein will die of old age before he sees the poky.

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    Clearly Hollywood is closing ranks – NO new producers or executive’s names have been proffered (the guy at Amazon is not Hollywood)
     
    It maybe the NYT article was a hit piece on Weinstien, whose actual transgression against an unknown Hollywood person or group we probably won't know.

    It was clearly known, in his contract, and an actual open joke or two for decades. Why now?
    , @SteveRogers42
    Well, that's the plan...
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  100. Excerpts from this article:

    https://israelpalestinenews.org/movie-mogul-harvey-weinstein-september-gala-israeli-heart-mind/

    Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein at September Gala: ‘I Am Israeli in My Heart and Mind’

    The New York Times, New Yorker, and numerous other news outlets have been reporting widely on accusations that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, sometimes called one of the most powerful people in Hollywood, sexually assaulted actresses for decades. Some of the news stories point out that Weinstein has been known as a supporter of progressive causes and raised money for Hillary Clinton, but none mention his longtime support for Israel. Weinstein’s father fought in the Haganah (precurser to today’s IDF) during Israel’s founding war to expel the indigenous Palestinian population.

    Oscar-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein expressed his deep love and appreciation for the Jewish state on Monday, saying, “I am an Israeli in my heart and mind.”

    Speaking on the red carpet at The Algemeiner‘s fourth annual gala in New York City, Weinstein emphasized, “I love that country, I love what it stands for, I am proud to be Jewish.”

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  101. Ragno says:
    @Anon
    He was scary in LAST MAN STANDING.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhjMiE9AUmM

    That Doyle guy has the intensity of James Cagney. Looks like punk with bottles in THE WARRIORS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1nuAuowU94

    Oddly enough, he WAS the punk with bottles – “Waw-ree-uz!! C’mout and play-yy!” – from THE WARRIORS.

    He was also the weasel Arnold promised to kill last in COMMANDO. (“What happened to Sully?” “I leddim go.”)

    Poor Daniel Patrick Kelly. Forever typecast as “the little rat-faced henchman”. Well, I suppose it beats a lifetime in dinner theater.

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    Walter Hill has said that it was Kelly who actually came up with that bit in The Warriors (after being prompted by Hill that the scene needed some heightening).
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  102. @Steve Sailer
    I've used it about 112 times over the years, but for those who don't get the joke:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tIHtmqRtwE

    It's interesting that Claude Rains doesn't emphasize the second "shocked" any more than the first, although that's how I and everybody else remember it.

    Funny that. Casablanca features probably the most misquoted line ever. Of course I’m referring to “Play it again, Sam.”

    Most attribute the line to Bogart’s character Rick. Actually Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) does say “Play it once, Sam” to piano player Sam. She wants to hear “As Time Goes By.”

    Later in the movie Bogart’s line to Sam is simply “Play it!”

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  104. schrub says:

    How many people realize that the scene involving the killing of the German offficer with the baseball bat in the movie Inglorious Basterds was based on real life events?

    A Jew by the name of Salomon Morel was deliberately appointed as a head of a concentration camp in post war Poland that held many German prisoners of war. Morel then used a baseball bat (or club) to kill more than a thousand, innocent, post war German prisoners by bashing them in the head with it. Jews were also deliberately appointed to head other post war German concentration camps and were often almost as cruel. Apparently part of the so called “Morgenthau Plan” was in fact implemented in these camps.

    Here is a heavily sanitized wikipedia article on Morel in which his exact murder methodology isn’t mentioned.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salomon_Morel

    Movie director Tarantino must have been aware that this had happened because he included a strikingly similar scene in his movie script.

    I refused to see the movie Inglourious Basterd because I quickly realized from descriptions of its various scenes that it was nothing more than just more Jewish revenge porn which I absolutely refuse to subsidize.

    Morel died in a warm bed in Israel at an advanced age. Neither Morel or any of the other Jewish post war concentration camp commanders were ever prosecuted for their genocide.

    Similarly , the Jewish East German Stasi head Markus Wolfe was not only not prosecuted for his actions, which on several occasions apparently involved the killing of American agents, he was rumored to have been offered a job at Homeland Security in the US just before his death. I guess being Jewish gives a sort of immunity (Jew-munity) and means you never have to say your’re sorry.

    Salomon Morel is considered a hero in present day Israel for is actions. Harvey Weinstein apparently also considers Morel a hero.

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    "In 1998, Poland requested that Morel be extradited for trial, but Israel refused.[4] A reply sent to the Polish Justice Ministry from the Israeli government said that Israel would not extradite Mr. Morel as the statute of limitations had expired on war crimes.[4]"
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  105. Ragno says:

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He’s like me….A white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    No – no, I’m not gonna say it….

    I often say, and i do meqn it….i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.

    Intellectual? You’re a Rhodes scholar!

    Quentin is what i wanted to be ….A true Horatio Alger American success story. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn’t exist any more these days…

    Don’t look now, but there weren’t any “Horatio Alger success stories” back then, either. Ol’ Horatio’s primary “success” was being an industrious pedophile in an era where such things were left out of tales told for public consumption. Lucky break for Alger’s legacy – something less than that for his victims.

    http://bilerico.lgbtqnation.com/2011/10/horatio_alger_jr_from_scandal_to_seminal_boys_stor.php

    https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Life-Horatio-Alger-Midland/dp/0253206480

    The name of the New York chapter of NAMBLA, btw, is the Horatio Alger Chapter.

    If only poor Edgar Allan Poe could have sicced Griswold on him!

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    Didnt know Alger was a freak. This is why i love this site. You learn all kinds of random shit....
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  106. Jared Kushner should be banned from the White House. President Trump should separate himself from Jared Kushner. President Trump should also greatly minimize the policy contributions of his daughter.

    Looking at a picture of Harvey Weinstein with Jared Kushner reveals just how ugly both Weinstein and Kushner are. They are ugly slobs with ugly souls.

    Quentin Tarantino is an ugly bastard too. The WASP / Jew ruling class of the American Empire is ugly and vile. Those bastards need to be removed from power.

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    Weinstein isn't actually a bad looking guy. Maybe 70th percentile.
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  107. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Next shock of the hour.

    Eminem, to his dismay, discovers that his rap buddies refer to women as ‘skanky biatches’ or ‘bitchass ho’ and refer to homosexuals as ‘fa**ots’.

    He is even more shocked, shocked, that he rapped the same sentiments in his own songs.

    He needs a few days to think this over.

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  108. Mr. Blank says:
    @Opinionator
    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south

    Tarantino isn't from the Deep South.

    w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    Right, Hollywood culture is so admirable.

    Grow up.

    Tarantino isn’t from the Deep South.

    He was born in Tennessee, I believe. But I think he moved to California when he was like 9 and has lived the rest of his life there.

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    ""Tarantino isn’t from the Deep South.""

    "He was born in Tennessee, I believe. But I think he moved to California when he was like 9 and has lived the rest of his life there."

    Tennessee is in what is known as Upper South - Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and sometimes Arkansas.

    The Deep South is thought of as Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and sometimes Texas.
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  109. Mr. Blank says:

    Quentin might not want to be casting stones here. If Jane Hamsher’s stories about him are any indication, I’d bet he’s got a pretty sordid past to cover up himself.

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  110. @kihowi
    What is it with Tarentino's looks? Usually I don't attack people on their looks because much of it they have no control over, but there are limits. "Repulsive" is the only word that comes close to doing justice.

    "Physiognomy is real" has become a bit of a catchphrase on the alt-right. For his sake I hope that's not true.

    Tarantino’s 23 & Me test revealed he is 12% Gargoyle.

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    Gargoyles TV Movie - Entire Movie in 3.5 Minutes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9JU5qP03xU

    Horror Gargoyles 1972 TV Movie By horror den mp4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpx3bQpHs4Y

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  111. MarcB. says:

    Austin Powers: And I can’t believe Liberace was gay

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  112. OT:
    I had to laugh when I imagined them using this rave review for the Blu-ray release of Blade Runner 2048: “AltRight.com called it ‘The Single Best Movie Hollywood Has Come Up With In Years’ !”

    https://altright.com/2017/10/13/blade-runner-2049-is-the-single-best-movie-hollywood-has-come-up-with-in-years/

    I saw it last night and have to agree wholeheartedly with their assessment.

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  113. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised.

    Wayne’s career seems to have started to flourish during World War II, in which he was a little too old to serve. His wooden acting did him no harm in roles as a typical stolid everyman American hero, and no doubt many male audience members identified with him. In real life he was something of an intellectual, spoke Spanish fluently, and was a heavy drinker and smoker. Probably, like George W. Bush his slow drawl was an affectation to hide his real self, but it worked for him.

    The only Wayne movie I ever remember watching was The Quiet Man, a 1952 Technicolor movie some of which was shot on location in Ireland in which Wayne who was now 45 and looking every day of it and more, played an ex-boxer who had killed a man in the ring and quit boxing who fell in love with an Irish colleen, but was supposed to fight for her dowry. Needless to say the entire second half of the movie is a prolonged bare knuckles fight scene and Wayne got the girl.

    I did not care greatly for the movie, but John Ford did win the Oscar for Best Director for it, so what do I know?

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    In real life he was something of an intellectual, spoke Spanish fluently, and was a heavy drinker and smoker. Probably, like George W. Bush his slow drawl was an affectation to hide his real self, but it worked for him
     
    .

    The Duke sounds a little like Freddy R.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsda4nKkB6A
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  114. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    I know Weinstein is trying to avert blame, but is there something to his stuff about the 60s factor? Is there a generational culture war in Hollywood? Is the younger generation more sensitive about sexual abuse or harassment issues? Is it due to rise of female power in Hollywood? Or did Hollywood become so politicized over the yrs that its hypocrisies have become easier to expose? Is there a younger generation of Jews who are rebelling against Jewish abuses like the younger generation of wasps rebelled against their parents in the 60s?

    I dunno. Personally, I grew up watching the Billy-Madisonization of Jewish Culture. Some Jewish kids were into intellectual stuff, but most were into either money or hedonism, the Risky-Business outlook. Unlike previous generations whose themes were struggle, overcoming obstacles, family, identity, cultural neurosis, the Jews I knew were well-adjusted socially and only cared about sex, fun, pleasure, and never-growing-up. Many were into Peter Pan complex and a whole bunch decided never to get married cuz it’d get in the way of screwing around and enjoying the nightlife. So many had a mindset like Robert Downey Jr. It’s no wonder that the #1 cause of Jews of my generation became homo this, homo that. Jordan Belfort was sign of things to come. Signs were there with Philip Roth’s notorious book, but there was an element of shame, doubt, anxiety. But then, Jewish attitudes became utterly shameless, and we ended up with the Weiner Spectacle. To some of the Jewish kids I grew up with, Adam Sander was to them what Dylan and Hoffman had been to boomer generation of Jews. A folk hero.
    Of course, most of them didn’t go crazy with excess but the main theme was just having fun and getting along… the very reason why the Allen character is upset with the young Jewish guy in ANYTHING ELSE. He should be happy since the younger guy seems to be well-adjusted but that’s exactly what upsets Allen’s character for whom anxiety and paranoia are intrinsic elements of modern Jewish identity.

    Given that the younger generations of Jews had it so good or came to be totally accepted into the American mainstream, one would think Jewish animus would decline… but in some ways, it’s gotten even worse since the 90s. Why? Why would Jews act so bitter now that they are accepted into every institution and praised from all quarters? And why would young Jewish kids who grew up with privilege and fun be so bitter and angry? I didn’t see such emotions among them when growing up.

    Is it delayed outburst of pentup emotions? Were Jews holding in all their rage in the past out of fear or trepidation? Don’t rock the boat and all that. But finally all their pent-up frustrations are pouring out? This might be understandable among older generation of Jews or even Boomer Jews. But why so much of this vitriol among Gen X Jews who didn’t face the obstacles and snubs earlier generation of Jews did? Did they inherit this attitude from their parents? Is it just a natural part of Jewish personality that is now totally off the leash?

    Paradoxically, did Jewish Ascent lead to even more paranoia? When Jews were on the climb, they were envied or admired for their success, but they were not king of the hill. But now that they are king of the hill, they may be even more anxiety-ridden since they are a minority elite, a precarious position to hold. An elite that rules over people of same race is like the head controlling its own body. But a minority elite ruling over a majority composed of different people is like the dwarf in MAD MAX THUNDERDOME controlling the body of a big guy. It’s an unsure proposition with no guarantee that the other will always obey. In the past, Jews used to call Nazis ‘nazis’. Now, any sign of white identity is ‘nazi’ because Jewish Power depends on whites serving Jewish than white interests. We live in a nation where a Jew who extols his own identity and tribe is hailed to high heaven and showered with prizes and where a white person who defends his identity and race is denounced, called a ‘nazi’, and blacklisted from any work. So, we are supposed to confirm the blood-and-soil rights of Israel but hell with Orban and Hungarians for insisting Hungary is theirs.

    Also, the king-of-the-hill nature of power politics means that Jews are vulnerable as the new King of the Hill. The rule of the game is everyone tries to topple the king of the hill. When wasps were king of the hill, Jews could easily ally with other groups to bring down the wasp king. But now that they are the king, they fear everyone will pull them down. So, even as Jews are the king, they must keep the crown on the head of the wasps and ‘white power’. So, whites are called ‘white supremacist’ even though most of the supremacist power in Hollywood, Wall Street, Ivy Leagues, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, and Deep State are held by Jews than whites.

    Diversity makes for strange anxieties. Jewish experience in America has been to see Wasps as their main enemy while at the same time seeing them as their main saviors. After all, Jewish success was possible ONLY BECAUSE of the Anglo-American model of meritocracy, rule of law, and property rights. Though Anglos didn’t practice this fairly at all times, they did so more than any other group. Indeed, Jews wanted to get away from ‘greaseballs’, ‘Russkies’, ‘Polacks’, Magyars, and etc in the Old World. They wanted to come to the US precisely because they heard it was freer and committed to rule of law, esp compared to Latin America ruled by a bunch of Gomezers. Gandhi also knew this contradiction about Anglos. Sure, they were hypocritical bloody buggers, but they did practice a kind of meritocracy and were sincere in their pride of integrity and principles. So, if the contradictions were pointed out, Anglos felt compelled to do something about it.

    Yet, there were barriers to the Wasp castle, and Jews had to make common cause with peoples they hated in the Old World: all the lowlife white ethnic groups who were far more tribal, clannish, corrupt, and unprincipled than Wasps. So, Jews were doing two things at once. They were running from the ethnics(and scary blacks) toward the Wasps(as saviors) AND leading the ethnic-black army against the Wasps(as enemies). And this dichotomy exists to this day. When Jews want protection, they don’t go to blacks, browns, yellows, or Muslims. They run to whites, esp Wasps, and plead/demand ‘protect us, save us, fight for us, champion us.’ But at the same time, Jews rally non-whites to denounce ‘white privilege’.

    Jews see the Wasp straight man as both a pillar to lean on and an idol to pull down. But can Jewish power continue without the white straight man? It’s like respectable bourgeois culture served as the straight man to modernism. Even as modernism mocked and subverted the bourgeosie, modernism couldn’t have done without it. It was the pillar that served as backbone to anarchic modernist energies and etc. It’s like Catherine in JULES AND JIM can play her experimental games with life because she can always lean on the reliable Jules. It’s like Marx Brothers comedy would fall apart without the straight man or woman to play against.

    Paradoxically, Jews became most screwy where they had the most power surrounded by those who were deemed their allies: ethnics and blacks. You’d think NY Jews would be least nuts since Jews have so much money, security, and power in NY. And yet, their prominence made them real players, and this meant Jews had to jostle for influence with blacks, ethnics, Catholics, and etc(none of whom really liked Jews). And in schools, Jewish students would have stood out since they constituted a visible ethnic group. So, this made Jews more contentious with groups who were their official allies.

    In contrast, Jews who grew up with much less power in homogeneous gentile communities often grew up with less hostility to whites. Dylan could be a nasty character and did his Civil Rights thing, but he was never quite so blatantly anti-white or anti-American as some NY Jews. Same goes for the Coen Brothers and Spielberg, who for all their Liberalism, seem to really love Americana. As Dylan grew up mostly around a homogeneous community of Northern Europeans, he didn’t have to jostle with so many nasty ethnics(esp greaseballs and dumb ‘polacks’ and etc) as NY Jews did. Because Jews had much less power in the Hibbing area, they just tried to fit in, and since the gentiles didn’t feel threatened by Jews, they just tolerated them. So, when Jews were with their official enemies, the Wasps, they got along just fine. But when Jews were surrounded by their official allies, they never got along and grew bitter. But since they had to maintain the alliance, all their anger about ‘schvartzes’, ‘dagos’, ‘polacks’, Catholics, Irish, Puerto Ricans, and etc had to be suppressed and directed at… Rednecks in the South and Country Clubs in the North.

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  115. MBlanc46 says:

    I’m so relieved that this guy is finally going to speak publicly on the subject. I’ve felt completely rudderless without his guidance.

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  116. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    I've used it about 112 times over the years, but for those who don't get the joke:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tIHtmqRtwE

    It's interesting that Claude Rains doesn't emphasize the second "shocked" any more than the first, although that's how I and everybody else remember it.

    Casablanca–the assembly-line studio production that became one of the most beloved movies of all time. So weird, so many obvious plot holes, and yet so good. A true victory of style and acting over substance.

    For fun, when you’ve watched it a few times, try to figure out the floorpan layout of Rick’s cafe. It’s as nonsensical and contradictory as the Hotel Overlook in The Shining.

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    I can never quite forgive the "letters of transit signed by General De Gaulle." (Despite the defense some people put up, it doesn't sound anything like "Weygand" to me.)
    , @Reg Cæsar

    A true victory of style and acting over substance
     
    Not to mention its inflicting us with 50 annoying years of babies named Rick.
    , @Steve Sailer
    "Casablanca" is fairly routine until the song is introduced about 45 minutes in.
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  117. whorefinder says: • Website

    The idea that Quentin Taranatino didn’t know squat about Harvey’s rapes is humorous, and shows how spineless he is.

    The rats are abandoning this ship, and everyone is either claiming they were a scared victim or else completely ignorant of everything going on. Everyone is covering their backside as much as possible.

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  118. @flyingtiger
    Rose McGowen is encouraging others to speak out against Harvey. She had her chance in 1997. She instead chose to to sign a NDA and take 100 Gs. If she spoke out then, she would have prevented many girls from being fondled by Harvey over the next twenty years. Rose would have had no career, but isn't this more noble?
    I know many producers are making a list of Harvey's accusers. They will not be invited to audition for any movies soon. If the actress is rejected for the role, she will claim to be "Groped" and such. Who needs the extra headache?
    Oddly enough Harvey has not accused his accusers of being anti-Semitic. To these non Jewish person, it seems like a pogrom is being organized and Rose is ready to lead the Cossacks on a ride. This story seems deeper than imagined.

    If a woman who is sexually harassed is worried about her career, she can still file a police report and not press charges. That would help other women who might want to press charges later on . And a little humility would be nice too, such as “I should have come forward earlier, but I didn’t have the courage at the time.”

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  119. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Pat Boyle
    Forgive me but - define your terms!

    There are at least two very different meanings to the term 'good actor'. Some can play many parts and others can play only one but people like that one character.

    Actors are men who engage in make believe for money. It is normally considered a sign of good acting if the actor can play different characters and simulate different emotions. But paradoxically most of our most successful actors are very limited in the range of roles they undertake.

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.

    There are also special types of acting. For example Bruce Lee who never fought a real match against a real opponent, became a screen legend by developing a style of movie fighting unlike any ever seen before. Movie Kung Fu is rather like the body building that did so well for Schwarzenegger - lots of posing. In real fighting, like you see in a boxing match, often the blow is so fast you have to watch it again in a slow motion. When Lee hit someone on screen he froze in place. He often grimaced and sometimes he squawked like a chicken. Not very true to life but very entertaining.

    Tarantino isn't very good at any style of acting. He always comes across as a dork and that doesn't seem to be acting.

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.

    Wayne did not have a ton of range as an actor, but he definitely had a lot of depth. Red River and The Searchers are incredibly dark performances.

    Quite frankly, he’s attacked because of his politics and his genre. He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it. And his genre was beloved by white Christian straight males, which spoke to them.

    You’ll note that as SJWs in Hollywood have degraded the money-making Western to the point now that we’re lucky if there’s one Western picture per year, and those are either boring or remakes or “revisionist” or all three, and there isn’t a single Western TV series. They did that on purpose—the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans

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    He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it.
     
    LOL, an anti-left, anti-commie, race mixer, media whore and draft dodger.
    , @Pat Boyle
    I agree with you about Wayne. I have tried very hard to see every film he ever made after Stagecoach. But I think the Western especially the TV Western just got to be too formulaic. There are still wonderful Westerns made. "Open Range" was particularly good and "Tombstone" is very nearly a cult. These movies are every bit as good as "Shane" or "The Searchers".

    I don't worry too much about the lost episodes of "Sugarfoot".
    , @ScarletNumber

    They did that on purpose—the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans
     
    And they're boring as fuck.
    , @SteveRogers42
    "Hell or High Water" is an excellent modern western/buddy movie. I didn't think that (((they))) would allow such a high-testosterone film to be produced in The Current Year.
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  120. Truth says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Quentin was okay in Reservoir Dogs, although not in the class of Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, and Madsen, although there's not much shame in that. But he was remarkably bad in Django Unchained with his random Australian accent and his decaying Weinstein-like flesh. Personally, I don't look all that great either at my age, but then I don't cast myself in movies.

    Actually Steve-O, I’d say your underestimating yourself a bit. Compared to the other boring mid-50′s married white guys I know, judging only from your publicity photos, you’re probably, easily 15th percentile. No Homo.

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  121. Neoconned says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    David Cross's Mr. Show with Bob Odenkirk was hilarious. See the sketch below, for an example.

    Woods isn't Jewish, as others have noted.

    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn't allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he's indicted. So they'll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Rose McGowan gets sued too, since she took a settlement from HW. She should have gone to the police instead.

    https://youtu.be/54ks4vqtoZ4

    I’m actually not that big a fan of Mr. Weinstein or smug Hollywood types — Jewish or otherwise BUT I know a witchhunt when I see 1 and I don’t like social media or dogpiles and this checks off all those boxes of disgust for me.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if McGowan signed a NDA when she took the money and frankly I hope she gets sued. Same with Miramax or WC or whoever the hell fired Harvey.

    In fact I’ll say it — I don’t like Weinstein, or his fat ass brother — but I like moral status signaling from attractive women on social media just to “reputation destroy” and to get attention points even less.

    Rose McGowan could get 90% of heterosexual men into her bed right now — even without fame or money. Even at her current age in her 40s if she asked me for action the answer would be yes. So if she already has that going for her — why the need to keep going?

    You know — its called “over reach” and this is what it is. A few years back Pat Buchanan did a good piece about Hollywood and how its one of the last places where working class blue collar people — often unionized — can find decent employment. Make up artists, prop designers, set assistants, like 2 of my friends — they work as extras in movies and tv shows, etc.

    These are just plain boring working people.

    And if Harvey goes — for all his faults the man works his ass off and has put out quite a bit of quality product along with all the terrible schlock. But where does it stop? These Twitterati feminazis probably think they’ll be put on some kinda mantle in charge of the studios but think again. It’ll just put ordinary people out of business. Secretaries, assistants, prop makers, sound tech, whatever you name it….

    Meanwhile a few connected LA/NYC/Bay Area(where else would they be from besides maybe Chicago) lawyers, Jewish or otherwise will get some kind of fat check payout and a few actresses will get a payout — probably in the 5 -6 figures — hardly that big.

    All so a couple of aging harpies and to use Whiskey’s word “sluts” can get Pokemon Points and attention as they circle the drain of their 50s and middle aged forced retirement.

    It’ll just mean those jobs will go away and foreign countries will gain a larger market share in the Chinese and foreign entertainment/movie market.

    Say what you will — its competitive and I imagine the casting couch in places like India(Bollywood), China, etc is probably a lot more heinous than it is here. Most of these models slash actresses go into a private hotel room knowing what they have to do in order to get their roles. They have to provide Weinstein or some other fat white and/or Jewish guy with oral sex or a massage or shower time blah blah so forth. Its how its been for 100 years and its “just how it is.”

    I imagine its far far worse in foreign countries….

    These people just want attention and while Harvey is an asshole — you kinda have to be to make a living much less be successful in a place like Hollywood or the entertainment BUSINESS that increasingly is reliant on that foreign revenue/income.

    A lot of people like to cite Hollywood and Silicon Valley as making California’s economy very unique and that’s true — which means the state of California and in return our own economy will only suffer as a result…..

    The sharks are circling the bleeding carcass, the vultures circle the dying cow, however you wanna put it.

    But no one will gain anything from this besides the Twitterati types a little bit of desperate attention and a few shyster lawyers a bunch of money because as we all know at the end of the day its the lawyers and the various other parasites who collect fees who make the big bucks in scenarios like this while the idiot victims may collect a decent salary. But for McGowan 1) she won’t make that much money off any legal payouts, assuming she doesn’t get sued to hell and back for violating her NDA & 2) not only McGowan but what producer and especially male producer will want to work with these women again?

    While some producers may not make casting couch sessions mandatory — if the actress/model initiates I doubt a lot of them will say no. Coming out like this in such a public way is going to paint a film of radioactive green slime all over these women. No sane producer will work with them again unless they’re gay and/or have a death wish.

    Think about it — if you’re a producer — would you ever work with any of these actresses again? Call it what you will – Weinstein’s company was one of the most successful in the whole entire industry.

    If the lawyers eat it — what sane producer much less company will take a risk EVER again WITH ANY OF THESE actresses? Not a single one. Would you risk your company or shareholders’ assets and/or your own career just to cast some uppity over the hill broad seeking desperate attention?

    I sure as hell wouldn’t.

    Hell the industry is moving toward kiddy fluff anyway with CGI, etc.

    “The Accountant” about a year ago was the last adult male oriented film I saw that was even halfway worth watching…..

    The industry is truly going Chinese/international — and 1 thing international audiences don’t want or need is/are over priced and over entitled has been starlets desperate for a “re break in”…..

    Hate to say it — but this could put a HUGE freeze on Hollywood for the next decade. A LOT of people are going to be really cautious about who they hire or work with after this – not only for insurance or litigation reasons but also for your own career sake…..

    And it means film quality will go to even more shit. Why take a big risk with an adult theme when you have a sure bet with some shit superhero product or a CGI kiddy film?

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    The one woman I have respect for is that Italian model who went straight to the police.

    For someone like Gwyneth Paltrow to complain now -- it's not like she was some Okie just off the bus. Her father was a successful producer and her mother an actress. She could have said something 20 years ago.
    , @dfordoom

    Hate to say it — but this could put a HUGE freeze on Hollywood for the next decade.
     
    Anything that hurts Hollywood is a good thing. Hollywood needs to be flushed down the toilet.
    , @Anon

    Say what you will — its competitive and I imagine the casting couch in places like India(Bollywood), China, etc is probably a lot more heinous than it is here.
     
    Maybe but probably not in India. Actresses tend to be from established and respectable families and they want to be able to marry well-- for which any hint of scandal is a devastating blow. At least, that's how it used to be. Who knows now?

    In China I've heard the business is controlled by the mob, so this sort of thing probably happens there.
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  122. tomv says:
    @Pat Boyle
    Personally, I don’t look all that great either at my age.

    This sounds suspiciously like "fishing for compliments". Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say "No, no Steve you still look great?".

    Personally I don't care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think. What is your IQ and which test, if any, did you take? If you never took a formal IQ test how about your test scores? (SAT, GRE etc.). You seem a lot smarter than me but maybe you're just better organized.

    I am also curious about the test scores for Greg Cochran and Stephen Hsu. Isn't it a bit ironic that we don't seem to know Charles Murray's IQ? Or is that just me?

    This sounds suspiciously like “fishing for compliments”. Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say “No, no Steve you still look great?”.

    Only an autist would think that. No, it’s a preemptive defense against “what about you?” that may follow Steve’s remark on Tarantino’s “decaying Weinstein-like flesh”.

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think.

    No test scores will tell you about how a person thinks. They’re numbers for God’s sake! The best way to understand how a person thinks is to read his works. You’re already doing that, and yet the question that nags you is his test scores! Why don’t you throw in his income and penis size, too? It’s never about Steve anyway, but how you stack up. As I said, autist.

    Like everybody here, I understand how IQ correlates with socioeconomic outcomes, but that’s all it is, a measure of certain tendencies. If someone authors a book, a song, or a theory that I appreciate, I will not think him better or worse if his IQ score is 160 or 130 or 90. What does that have to do with anything?

    (Richard Feynman, by the way, was tested to have an IQ in the 120s. Steve Hsu disputes this result. Maybe Hsu is right and Feynman “true IQ” is higher, or maybe he’s “just better organized,” I couldn’t care less. The guy’s still Richard Feynman!)

    Every now and then, a commenter on this site comes along and inadvertently proves that there’s more to life than intelligence. I would hate to live in a society of supposedly intelligent people who are so lacking in sense and sensibility. Whatever your clock speeds, you’re still automatons. You’ll never put together a decent book.

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    Tuva or Bust is pretty hagiographic in tone, but if you read between the lines, Feynman doesn't look so brilliant in that book. In particular, if reported accurately, his ability to decipher the Tuvan language letters he was receiving is not very impressive.
    , @Pat Boyle
    I guess you are not completely impressed with the importance of IQ. But Steve is. It seems like an obvious question. He must have published a hundred or more essays on things like the PISA test scores. He is an expert on IQ and intelligence testing.

    Maybe he has always wanted to be asked. If not he can just ignore it.
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  123. Truth says:
    @James Kabala
    Woods is a strange guy. His conservatism appears to be sincere, but his personal history is decidedly sketchy. Kind of like someone else we could name - they also both love Twitter, come to think of it.

    He says he did not mean to retire, just to sell his house, and somehow his real estate agent botched the press release.

    He is also very much Irish Catholic, not Jewish.

    He is also very much Irish Catholic, not Jewish.

    Yeah, just like Michael Richards is (snigger-snigger) “Scots-Irish.” Most of these people are crypto-Jews pretending to be something else. With your last name you should understand that.

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  124. @Mr. Blank

    Tarantino isn’t from the Deep South.
     
    He was born in Tennessee, I believe. But I think he moved to California when he was like 9 and has lived the rest of his life there.

    “”Tarantino isn’t from the Deep South.””

    “He was born in Tennessee, I believe. But I think he moved to California when he was like 9 and has lived the rest of his life there.”

    Tennessee is in what is known as Upper South – Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and sometimes Arkansas.

    The Deep South is thought of as Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and sometimes Texas.

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  125. No sympathy here for Weinstein, both his politics and behavior are vile but these bimbo eruptions seem late and self serving. To quote Hamlet : the lady doth protest too much, methinks.

    1000 aspiring actresses audition for a role in a Weinstein blockbuster, one choses to play ball and gets fame, riches and a decades long career in Hollywood. The others went back to waitressing , stripping or escorting and melted back into the faceless mob.

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    Probably a lot more than one out of a thousand plays ball, but only one gets the fame and riches. The women scorned are out there in greater numbers than the "exploited stars", and it will be interesting to see if any of the strippers and waitresses pile on as payback for Weinbergstein's bait-and-switch.
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  126. Neoconned says:
    @Anon
    For a sissylian, he's a poor liar.

    https://youtu.be/S3yon2GyoiM?t=5m2s

    Whatever happened to going after the NRA?

    Did Harvey go Tommy(Goodfellas) whose antics got so out of control that the gangsters decided to sacrifice him?

    I don’t care what anybody says — that’s the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema…..

    And one of the main reasons I love Quentin Tarantino to the core, despite his flaws.

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    I don’t care what anybody says — that’s the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema…..

    That is a great scene in an otherwise routine movie(though pretty good for what it is). That's Tarantino at his best when he had something like a soul. The scene is closer to RESERVOIR than the later movies. It has violence and depravity but also an admiring nod to professionalism. Walken has authority and style, an aura of mastery and experience. And Hopper as the father is an ex-cop. He's seen a lot and knows the stakes involved. He knows he can't escape death but can play it right so that he can die with dignity. He insults Walken but wins his respect in the game of wits and nerves. And finally, it's nevertheless brutal and sad that he must die. It has comedy, irony, and tragedy. RESERVOIR had that blend. But starting with PULP, the tragic element was gone. Whenever someone got mauled or killed, it was just for stupid laughs.

    TRUE ROMANCE has another inspired scene with Gary Oldman as a whigro eating Chinese carryout.

    https://youtu.be/CDJ8ocSN5GE?t=40s

    Roger Avary had a similar sensibility as Tarantino, same promise and same flaws. KILLING ZOE shows he can ride the waves and weave in and out of tight spots as a visualist. But such wallowing in mindlessness and for what end? To match empirical and measured Anglo temperament with hot passionate French temperament? What if George Washington and Danton were bank robbers?

    RULES OF ATTRACTION is sheer tour-de-force. It has some of the biggest cretins ever put on screen but is perversely affecting in some way.

    , @Mr. Anon

    I don’t care what anybody says — that’s the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema…..
     
    Nonsense. You should watch more movies. Or fewer bad ones.
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  127. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Something else weird about this: Quentin Tarantino had a cameo in Spike Lee’s Girl 6 which was basically about how actresses had to degrade themselves to get roles – the protagonist ends up finding phone sex more respectable.

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  128. Neoconned says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    David Cross's Mr. Show with Bob Odenkirk was hilarious. See the sketch below, for an example.

    Woods isn't Jewish, as others have noted.

    And the Weinstein company is done. It turns out they had an employment contract with Harvey that doesn't allow them to fire him for sexual assaults unless he's indicted. So they'll either have to hire him back or get taken to the cleaners by him.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Rose McGowan gets sued too, since she took a settlement from HW. She should have gone to the police instead.

    https://youtu.be/54ks4vqtoZ4

    Oh — and Odenkirk is a terrible comedian but good character actor.

    To each their own but Cross is still an unfunny pretentious asshole.

    If I was Harvey — I’d give them the finger, liquidate as much of my assets as possible and move them to Switzerland and Israel and then I’d go enjoy my yaucht in the Mediterranean as others have suggested….

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  129. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Neoconned
    I'm actually not that big a fan of Mr. Weinstein or smug Hollywood types -- Jewish or otherwise BUT I know a witchhunt when I see 1 and I don't like social media or dogpiles and this checks off all those boxes of disgust for me.

    I wouldn't be shocked if McGowan signed a NDA when she took the money and frankly I hope she gets sued. Same with Miramax or WC or whoever the hell fired Harvey.

    In fact I'll say it -- I don't like Weinstein, or his fat ass brother -- but I like moral status signaling from attractive women on social media just to "reputation destroy" and to get attention points even less.

    Rose McGowan could get 90% of heterosexual men into her bed right now -- even without fame or money. Even at her current age in her 40s if she asked me for action the answer would be yes. So if she already has that going for her -- why the need to keep going?

    You know -- its called "over reach" and this is what it is. A few years back Pat Buchanan did a good piece about Hollywood and how its one of the last places where working class blue collar people -- often unionized -- can find decent employment. Make up artists, prop designers, set assistants, like 2 of my friends -- they work as extras in movies and tv shows, etc.

    These are just plain boring working people.

    And if Harvey goes -- for all his faults the man works his ass off and has put out quite a bit of quality product along with all the terrible schlock. But where does it stop? These Twitterati feminazis probably think they'll be put on some kinda mantle in charge of the studios but think again. It'll just put ordinary people out of business. Secretaries, assistants, prop makers, sound tech, whatever you name it....

    Meanwhile a few connected LA/NYC/Bay Area(where else would they be from besides maybe Chicago) lawyers, Jewish or otherwise will get some kind of fat check payout and a few actresses will get a payout -- probably in the 5 -6 figures -- hardly that big.

    All so a couple of aging harpies and to use Whiskey's word "sluts" can get Pokemon Points and attention as they circle the drain of their 50s and middle aged forced retirement.

    It'll just mean those jobs will go away and foreign countries will gain a larger market share in the Chinese and foreign entertainment/movie market.

    Say what you will -- its competitive and I imagine the casting couch in places like India(Bollywood), China, etc is probably a lot more heinous than it is here. Most of these models slash actresses go into a private hotel room knowing what they have to do in order to get their roles. They have to provide Weinstein or some other fat white and/or Jewish guy with oral sex or a massage or shower time blah blah so forth. Its how its been for 100 years and its "just how it is."

    I imagine its far far worse in foreign countries....

    These people just want attention and while Harvey is an asshole -- you kinda have to be to make a living much less be successful in a place like Hollywood or the entertainment BUSINESS that increasingly is reliant on that foreign revenue/income.

    A lot of people like to cite Hollywood and Silicon Valley as making California's economy very unique and that's true -- which means the state of California and in return our own economy will only suffer as a result.....

    The sharks are circling the bleeding carcass, the vultures circle the dying cow, however you wanna put it.

    But no one will gain anything from this besides the Twitterati types a little bit of desperate attention and a few shyster lawyers a bunch of money because as we all know at the end of the day its the lawyers and the various other parasites who collect fees who make the big bucks in scenarios like this while the idiot victims may collect a decent salary. But for McGowan 1) she won't make that much money off any legal payouts, assuming she doesn't get sued to hell and back for violating her NDA & 2) not only McGowan but what producer and especially male producer will want to work with these women again?

    While some producers may not make casting couch sessions mandatory -- if the actress/model initiates I doubt a lot of them will say no. Coming out like this in such a public way is going to paint a film of radioactive green slime all over these women. No sane producer will work with them again unless they're gay and/or have a death wish.

    Think about it -- if you're a producer -- would you ever work with any of these actresses again? Call it what you will - Weinstein's company was one of the most successful in the whole entire industry.

    If the lawyers eat it -- what sane producer much less company will take a risk EVER again WITH ANY OF THESE actresses? Not a single one. Would you risk your company or shareholders' assets and/or your own career just to cast some uppity over the hill broad seeking desperate attention?

    I sure as hell wouldn't.

    Hell the industry is moving toward kiddy fluff anyway with CGI, etc.

    "The Accountant" about a year ago was the last adult male oriented film I saw that was even halfway worth watching.....

    The industry is truly going Chinese/international -- and 1 thing international audiences don't want or need is/are over priced and over entitled has been starlets desperate for a "re break in".....

    Hate to say it -- but this could put a HUGE freeze on Hollywood for the next decade. A LOT of people are going to be really cautious about who they hire or work with after this - not only for insurance or litigation reasons but also for your own career sake.....

    And it means film quality will go to even more shit. Why take a big risk with an adult theme when you have a sure bet with some shit superhero product or a CGI kiddy film?

    The one woman I have respect for is that Italian model who went straight to the police.

    For someone like Gwyneth Paltrow to complain now — it’s not like she was some Okie just off the bus. Her father was a successful producer and her mother an actress. She could have said something 20 years ago.

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    Actually agree with you strongly. And there is not a degree to which I loathe G. Paltrow. She is the ONE ACTRESS in Hollywood who despite being REALLY good looking even now has a personality so repulsive I'd rather hop in the sack with Whoopi Goldberg -- and yes, I do mean that.

    Besides being a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans I could go on for days about that psycho smug pretentious moron.
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  130. AM says:
    @Art
    Tarantino stunned!

    Clearly Hollywood is closing ranks – NO new producers or executive’s names have been proffered (the guy at Amazon is not Hollywood)

    Women are NOT naming other executives – NO one is talking about homosexual abuse.

    Weinstein will die of old age before he sees the poky.

    Clearly Hollywood is closing ranks – NO new producers or executive’s names have been proffered (the guy at Amazon is not Hollywood)

    It maybe the NYT article was a hit piece on Weinstien, whose actual transgression against an unknown Hollywood person or group we probably won’t know.

    It was clearly known, in his contract, and an actual open joke or two for decades. Why now?

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  131. Truth says:
    @Pat Boyle
    Personally, I don’t look all that great either at my age.

    This sounds suspiciously like "fishing for compliments". Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say "No, no Steve you still look great?".

    Personally I don't care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think. What is your IQ and which test, if any, did you take? If you never took a formal IQ test how about your test scores? (SAT, GRE etc.). You seem a lot smarter than me but maybe you're just better organized.

    I am also curious about the test scores for Greg Cochran and Stephen Hsu. Isn't it a bit ironic that we don't seem to know Charles Murray's IQ? Or is that just me?

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think.

    Well that’s easy for you to say, Paddy. From what you tell here you are sex on a stick walking, you still have 25 year old fashion models coming on to you on airplanes in your mid-seventies. Have a little empathy for the rest of us!

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    Where did that remark come from? Sex on a stick? LOL.
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  132. Neoconned says:
    @Forbes
    As we're all tired of racism, and white supremacist has replaced racist as the slur du jour, sexism/sexist is now replaces racism/racist as the current outrage.

    Flirting with (noticing) females: Sexist.
    Not flirting (not noticing): Sexist.
    Being a white male: Sexist.

    Amber Tamblyn's revisionism is easy to spot. What 16 year old girl and friends weren't thrilled to be flirted with by a recognizable Hollywood star?

    They get thrilled until their career starts to stall out because of the “not many over 40 are worth hiring” thing.

    And unlike say you or me — acting in 95% or more of cases isn’t actually working besides a few method actor weirdos like Sean Penn or Christian Bale/Deniro/etc

    The idea of “lowering themselves” and going to get a job at say a hotel as a desk clerk or at a fast food restaurant or driving a cab/uber/bus is too icky to think about, much less actually comtemplate.

    What? Are these women actually supposed to work like you know, you or me? LOL

    As for Tamblyn — I don’t know what she’s so repulsed by. Her husband is an unfunny obese 50+ comedian with a greying hobo beard and a receding hairline. Its not like Mr. Woods is that much more hideous of a potential romantic interest….

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    Her husband is an unfunny obese 50+ comedian with a greying hobo beard and a receding hairline.
     
    Apparently, she's the exception to the Whiskey/Roissy/Chateau Heartiste theory. Maybe to her, being a liberal-claptrap-spouting beta male gives her the 'gina tingles.

    Hey, each to their won
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  133. Neoconned says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    The one woman I have respect for is that Italian model who went straight to the police.

    For someone like Gwyneth Paltrow to complain now -- it's not like she was some Okie just off the bus. Her father was a successful producer and her mother an actress. She could have said something 20 years ago.

    Actually agree with you strongly. And there is not a degree to which I loathe G. Paltrow. She is the ONE ACTRESS in Hollywood who despite being REALLY good looking even now has a personality so repulsive I’d rather hop in the sack with Whoopi Goldberg — and yes, I do mean that.

    Besides being a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans I could go on for days about that psycho smug pretentious moron.

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    Besides being a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans[,] I could go on for days about that psycho smug pretentious moron.
     
    You are a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans? Say it ain't so!!
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  134. @The Alarmist
    How long before Uma et al drop a dime on QT?

    A 6 at best, who owes everything she has to QT. She obviously did a good job of catering to his notorious foot fetish. Will she remain grateful for his sponsorship, or turn on him in an orgy of vengeance? Stay tuned, cause chicks be crazy.

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  135. Neoconned says:
    @Opinionator
    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south

    Tarantino isn't from the Deep South.

    w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    Right, Hollywood culture is so admirable.

    Grow up.

    I read a biography of him in college and if memory serves me correctly, he’s from Knoxville, TN, home of the Tennessee Volunteers/University of Tennessee…..

    He moved to LA as a kid.

    As for Hollywood — to each their own man. Every one is entitled to their opinions. That being said I think you’d be shocked to learn I probably agree with you on say 2/3 of the people in Hollywood not being worth the slime in the Louisiana swamp…..

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  136. Truth says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised.
     
    Wayne's career seems to have started to flourish during World War II, in which he was a little too old to serve. His wooden acting did him no harm in roles as a typical stolid everyman American hero, and no doubt many male audience members identified with him. In real life he was something of an intellectual, spoke Spanish fluently, and was a heavy drinker and smoker. Probably, like George W. Bush his slow drawl was an affectation to hide his real self, but it worked for him.

    The only Wayne movie I ever remember watching was The Quiet Man, a 1952 Technicolor movie some of which was shot on location in Ireland in which Wayne who was now 45 and looking every day of it and more, played an ex-boxer who had killed a man in the ring and quit boxing who fell in love with an Irish colleen, but was supposed to fight for her dowry. Needless to say the entire second half of the movie is a prolonged bare knuckles fight scene and Wayne got the girl.

    I did not care greatly for the movie, but John Ford did win the Oscar for Best Director for it, so what do I know?

    In real life he was something of an intellectual, spoke Spanish fluently, and was a heavy drinker and smoker. Probably, like George W. Bush his slow drawl was an affectation to hide his real self, but it worked for him

    .

    The Duke sounds a little like Freddy R.

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  137. eah says:

    “LOL”

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    Well he's not, you know. Not when his pay check might be at risk.
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  138. Truth says:
    @whorefinder

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.
     
    Wayne did not have a ton of range as an actor, but he definitely had a lot of depth. Red River and The Searchers are incredibly dark performances.

    Quite frankly, he's attacked because of his politics and his genre. He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it. And his genre was beloved by white Christian straight males, which spoke to them.

    You'll note that as SJWs in Hollywood have degraded the money-making Western to the point now that we're lucky if there's one Western picture per year, and those are either boring or remakes or "revisionist" or all three, and there isn't a single Western TV series. They did that on purpose---the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans

    He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it.

    LOL, an anti-left, anti-commie, race mixer, media whore and draft dodger.

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    lol. It's adorable how you try to turn people against John freakin' Wayne.
    , @Hibernian
    The draft dodging accusation has been dealt with. He was kinda old and had suffered a serious back injury in his youth. There were few Jimmy Stewarts. The legend of men breaking down the doors of recruiting stations beginning on 12/8/41 is just that, a legend.
    , @anonymous
    He tried to join the Tuskegee Airmen but that wouldn’t fly.
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  139. @jesse helms think-alike
    No sympathy here for Weinstein, both his politics and behavior are vile but these bimbo eruptions seem late and self serving. To quote Hamlet : the lady doth protest too much, methinks.

    1000 aspiring actresses audition for a role in a Weinstein blockbuster, one choses to play ball and gets fame, riches and a decades long career in Hollywood. The others went back to waitressing , stripping or escorting and melted back into the faceless mob.

    Probably a lot more than one out of a thousand plays ball, but only one gets the fame and riches. The women scorned are out there in greater numbers than the “exploited stars”, and it will be interesting to see if any of the strippers and waitresses pile on as payback for Weinbergstein’s bait-and-switch.

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  140. njguy73 says:
    @BEER/ we're all going to die
    Quentin Tarantino... he was cool to us in the 90s.
    You know when taking inventory of all the people and things I grew up thinking were cool I'm amazed I didn't get AIDS and overdose in prison or at least end up in an old van down by the river. I just rotted my soul is all.

    when taking inventory of all the people and things I grew up thinking were cool I’m amazed I didn’t get AIDS and overdose in prison or at least end up in an old van down by the river. I just rotted my soul is all.

    Kurt Cobain, Brad Nowell, Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Layne Staley, Chester Bennington…

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    Brian Johnson beats the hell out of all those guys, Sport. So did Bon Scott, but I guess he did OD.
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    @Truth

    He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it.
     
    LOL, an anti-left, anti-commie, race mixer, media whore and draft dodger.

    lol. It’s adorable how you try to turn people against John freakin’ Wayne.

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    I'm just saying, the guys mouth said "Theodore Roosevelt" but his life said "Saul Alinsky."
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  143. Truth says:
    @njguy73

    when taking inventory of all the people and things I grew up thinking were cool I’m amazed I didn’t get AIDS and overdose in prison or at least end up in an old van down by the river. I just rotted my soul is all.
     
    Kurt Cobain, Brad Nowell, Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Layne Staley, Chester Bennington...

    Brian Johnson beats the hell out of all those guys, Sport. So did Bon Scott, but I guess he did OD.

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    I was only listing those who became famous in the '90s.
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  144. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack Hanson
    With a little bit of digging you can find an account of a chubby Desi girl who had her toes sucked by Tarantino, with pictures and everything.

    Honestly Dan Schieder should be sweating bullets right now and maybe make an unscheduled trip to somewhere he can't be extradited from.

    Are there that many countries you really can’t be extradited from anymore?

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    Snowden would know, but I don't think that's an option for these guys.
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  145. njguy73 says:
    @Jack Hanson
    With a little bit of digging you can find an account of a chubby Desi girl who had her toes sucked by Tarantino, with pictures and everything.

    Honestly Dan Schieder should be sweating bullets right now and maybe make an unscheduled trip to somewhere he can't be extradited from.

    Honestly Dan Schieder should be sweating bullets right now and maybe make an unscheduled trip to somewhere he can’t be extradited from.

    You’re not the first person to bring that up. I have nephews and nieces who watch those Nickelodeon shows, and they’re chock-full of foot-fetish-based-humor and other suggestive comments. There’s even half-joking rumors that Tarantino is the real creator of those shows.

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    That and the fact Schneider is probably the father of Jamie Lynn Spear's child.

    One of the best things a parent can do is not let their kids watch any of those shows.
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  146. njguy73 says:
    @Neoconned
    They get thrilled until their career starts to stall out because of the "not many over 40 are worth hiring" thing.

    And unlike say you or me -- acting in 95% or more of cases isn't actually working besides a few method actor weirdos like Sean Penn or Christian Bale/Deniro/etc

    The idea of "lowering themselves" and going to get a job at say a hotel as a desk clerk or at a fast food restaurant or driving a cab/uber/bus is too icky to think about, much less actually comtemplate.

    What? Are these women actually supposed to work like you know, you or me? LOL

    As for Tamblyn -- I don't know what she's so repulsed by. Her husband is an unfunny obese 50+ comedian with a greying hobo beard and a receding hairline. Its not like Mr. Woods is that much more hideous of a potential romantic interest....

    Her husband is an unfunny obese 50+ comedian with a greying hobo beard and a receding hairline.

    Apparently, she’s the exception to the Whiskey/Roissy/Chateau Heartiste theory. Maybe to her, being a liberal-claptrap-spouting beta male gives her the ‘gina tingles.

    Hey, each to their won

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    Yea w/e gets her off.

    If shes into 50 year old Jewish guys who look like a hobo in 1990s punk rocker clothes then w/e she likes.....
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  147. njguy73 says:
    @Truth
    Brian Johnson beats the hell out of all those guys, Sport. So did Bon Scott, but I guess he did OD.

    I was only listing those who became famous in the ’90s.

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  148. scrivener3 says: • Website

    I like the simple formulation of Thomas Szatz (parapharse)

    Most people behave like flies in a barn. After buzzing around briefly they go straight for the sex and power.

    Women have always traded sex for power and men have always sought power for sex. It is really strange that everyone is shocked, shocked.

    Its not just hollywood its wherever there are powerful men and sexy women.

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  149. schmenz says:
    @Tacitus
    Tarantino is a terrible actor.

    He’s also a terrible director, a 10th rate hack who will be forgotten sooner rather than later.

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  150. Glenn says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    Having an ex-lesbian wife is pretty cool. Except when it isn't.

    Just ask Tom Green about Drew Barrymore.

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  151. @tomv

    This sounds suspiciously like “fishing for compliments”. Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say “No, no Steve you still look great?”.
     
    Only an autist would think that. No, it's a preemptive defense against "what about you?" that may follow Steve's remark on Tarantino's "decaying Weinstein-like flesh".

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think.
     
    No test scores will tell you about how a person thinks. They're numbers for God's sake! The best way to understand how a person thinks is to read his works. You're already doing that, and yet the question that nags you is his test scores! Why don't you throw in his income and penis size, too? It's never about Steve anyway, but how you stack up. As I said, autist.

    Like everybody here, I understand how IQ correlates with socioeconomic outcomes, but that's all it is, a measure of certain tendencies. If someone authors a book, a song, or a theory that I appreciate, I will not think him better or worse if his IQ score is 160 or 130 or 90. What does that have to do with anything?

    (Richard Feynman, by the way, was tested to have an IQ in the 120s. Steve Hsu disputes this result. Maybe Hsu is right and Feynman "true IQ" is higher, or maybe he's "just better organized," I couldn't care less. The guy's still Richard Feynman!)

    Every now and then, a commenter on this site comes along and inadvertently proves that there's more to life than intelligence. I would hate to live in a society of supposedly intelligent people who are so lacking in sense and sensibility. Whatever your clock speeds, you're still automatons. You'll never put together a decent book.

    Tuva or Bust is pretty hagiographic in tone, but if you read between the lines, Feynman doesn’t look so brilliant in that book. In particular, if reported accurately, his ability to decipher the Tuvan language letters he was receiving is not very impressive.

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  152. @Neoconned
    Actually agree with you strongly. And there is not a degree to which I loathe G. Paltrow. She is the ONE ACTRESS in Hollywood who despite being REALLY good looking even now has a personality so repulsive I'd rather hop in the sack with Whoopi Goldberg -- and yes, I do mean that.

    Besides being a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans I could go on for days about that psycho smug pretentious moron.

    Besides being a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans[,] I could go on for days about that psycho smug pretentious moron.

    You are a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans? Say it ain’t so!!

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    I meant Paltrow.....
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  153. Pat Boyle says:
    @Truth

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think.
     
    Well that's easy for you to say, Paddy. From what you tell here you are sex on a stick walking, you still have 25 year old fashion models coming on to you on airplanes in your mid-seventies. Have a little empathy for the rest of us!

    Where did that remark come from? Sex on a stick? LOL.

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  154. Pat Boyle says:
    @tomv

    This sounds suspiciously like “fishing for compliments”. Do you expect some of your faithful readers to say “No, no Steve you still look great?”.
     
    Only an autist would think that. No, it's a preemptive defense against "what about you?" that may follow Steve's remark on Tarantino's "decaying Weinstein-like flesh".

    Personally I don’t care very much how you look but I am interested in how you think.
     
    No test scores will tell you about how a person thinks. They're numbers for God's sake! The best way to understand how a person thinks is to read his works. You're already doing that, and yet the question that nags you is his test scores! Why don't you throw in his income and penis size, too? It's never about Steve anyway, but how you stack up. As I said, autist.

    Like everybody here, I understand how IQ correlates with socioeconomic outcomes, but that's all it is, a measure of certain tendencies. If someone authors a book, a song, or a theory that I appreciate, I will not think him better or worse if his IQ score is 160 or 130 or 90. What does that have to do with anything?

    (Richard Feynman, by the way, was tested to have an IQ in the 120s. Steve Hsu disputes this result. Maybe Hsu is right and Feynman "true IQ" is higher, or maybe he's "just better organized," I couldn't care less. The guy's still Richard Feynman!)

    Every now and then, a commenter on this site comes along and inadvertently proves that there's more to life than intelligence. I would hate to live in a society of supposedly intelligent people who are so lacking in sense and sensibility. Whatever your clock speeds, you're still automatons. You'll never put together a decent book.

    I guess you are not completely impressed with the importance of IQ. But Steve is. It seems like an obvious question. He must have published a hundred or more essays on things like the PISA test scores. He is an expert on IQ and intelligence testing.

    Maybe he has always wanted to be asked. If not he can just ignore it.

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    I guess you are not completely impressed with the importance of IQ.
     
    Nothing wrong with talking about IQ, especially an era when it has become taboo. It has value and implications.

    My issue (not found on the main iSteve articles) are the commentators and sections of the alt-right who are "Whoo-hoo! White people = great IQ = swell civilization = awesome. All we need to do is unleash our awesomeness again."

    Well, no. There's a lot more moving parts to Western Civilization and the world we live in than high IQ. Lots of high IQ failures out there and some surprising amounts of success from those who don't do well on IQ test. Intelligence, creativity, and personal integrity mean very little if a corrupt society would simply waste that combination of talents.

    IQ is a valuable way to examine the world, but it can't be the last stop either.

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  155. Svigor says:

    Tarantino peaked with True Romance and Reservoir Dogs.

    I would rather go to Hell when I die, than Tarantino’s mind.

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    Be careful what you wish for. A clever devil would just make your Hell an eternal trip inside Tarantino's mind.
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  156. Svigor says:

    Woods isn’t Jewish, as others have noted.

    I totally thought he was Jewish. I guess I can stop wondering how he wound up so strongly (American) nationalist and right-wing.

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  157. Pat Boyle says:
    @whorefinder

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.
     
    Wayne did not have a ton of range as an actor, but he definitely had a lot of depth. Red River and The Searchers are incredibly dark performances.

    Quite frankly, he's attacked because of his politics and his genre. He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it. And his genre was beloved by white Christian straight males, which spoke to them.

    You'll note that as SJWs in Hollywood have degraded the money-making Western to the point now that we're lucky if there's one Western picture per year, and those are either boring or remakes or "revisionist" or all three, and there isn't a single Western TV series. They did that on purpose---the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans

    I agree with you about Wayne. I have tried very hard to see every film he ever made after Stagecoach. But I think the Western especially the TV Western just got to be too formulaic. There are still wonderful Westerns made. “Open Range” was particularly good and “Tombstone” is very nearly a cult. These movies are every bit as good as “Shane” or “The Searchers”.

    I don’t worry too much about the lost episodes of “Sugarfoot”.

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  158. Svigor says:

    “Right wing” Jew strategy: cry antisemitism, pivot to divide-and-conquer Manosphere boilerplate.

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  159. Svigor says:

    “Right wing” Jew strategy: point out that the shiksas are whores, hope nobody notices the Jews are pimps.

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  160. @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    Is this D&C? I was hoping the shills wouldn’t find this place.

    Nothing gets produced in hollywood that doesn’t serve the social and economic agenda of the deep state. I agree, some of these movies are better aesthetically than others. Sadly, nearly all (over 99 percent of) hollywood movies are propaganda disguised as entertainment.

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  161. @whorefinder
    Casablanca--the assembly-line studio production that became one of the most beloved movies of all time. So weird, so many obvious plot holes, and yet so good. A true victory of style and acting over substance.

    For fun, when you've watched it a few times, try to figure out the floorpan layout of Rick's cafe. It's as nonsensical and contradictory as the Hotel Overlook in The Shining.

    I can never quite forgive the “letters of transit signed by General De Gaulle.” (Despite the defense some people put up, it doesn’t sound anything like “Weygand” to me.)

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  162. AM says:
    @Pat Boyle
    I guess you are not completely impressed with the importance of IQ. But Steve is. It seems like an obvious question. He must have published a hundred or more essays on things like the PISA test scores. He is an expert on IQ and intelligence testing.

    Maybe he has always wanted to be asked. If not he can just ignore it.

    I guess you are not completely impressed with the importance of IQ.

    Nothing wrong with talking about IQ, especially an era when it has become taboo. It has value and implications.

    My issue (not found on the main iSteve articles) are the commentators and sections of the alt-right who are “Whoo-hoo! White people = great IQ = swell civilization = awesome. All we need to do is unleash our awesomeness again.”

    Well, no. There’s a lot more moving parts to Western Civilization and the world we live in than high IQ. Lots of high IQ failures out there and some surprising amounts of success from those who don’t do well on IQ test. Intelligence, creativity, and personal integrity mean very little if a corrupt society would simply waste that combination of talents.

    IQ is a valuable way to examine the world, but it can’t be the last stop either.

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  163. Glaivester says: • Website
    @22pp22
    I don't know if this acceptable on this site, so viewer discretion is advised. Please delete if you don't think it's appropriate,

    All this faux outrage. I haven't stopped laughing all day. It reminds me from this scene from Blame it on the Bellboy. You have to confirm you are over 18 to watch it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bxI3uiaBfA

    My favorite Richard Griffiths line:

    “A hundred thousand pounds for a bit of rumpy-pumpy?”

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  164. @Randal
    Interesting to read all the praise for Quentin Tarantino - a man who has made a career out of creating foul, corrupting political and moral poison, on the seeming basis that he produced very good foul, corrupting political and moral poison.

    “Heh, look at the plebians and their precious football.

    BTW have you read my 10,000 word essay about alt right themes in Tarantino’s work?”

    - Isteve and its commentariat in a nutshell.

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  165. @Anonymous
    Are there that many countries you really can't be extradited from anymore?

    Snowden would know, but I don’t think that’s an option for these guys.

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  166. @njguy73

    Honestly Dan Schieder should be sweating bullets right now and maybe make an unscheduled trip to somewhere he can’t be extradited from.
     
    You're not the first person to bring that up. I have nephews and nieces who watch those Nickelodeon shows, and they're chock-full of foot-fetish-based-humor and other suggestive comments. There's even half-joking rumors that Tarantino is the real creator of those shows.

    That and the fact Schneider is probably the father of Jamie Lynn Spear’s child.

    One of the best things a parent can do is not let their kids watch any of those shows.

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  167. Hibernian says:
    @Truth

    He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it.
     
    LOL, an anti-left, anti-commie, race mixer, media whore and draft dodger.

    The draft dodging accusation has been dealt with. He was kinda old and had suffered a serious back injury in his youth. There were few Jimmy Stewarts. The legend of men breaking down the doors of recruiting stations beginning on 12/8/41 is just that, a legend.

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  168. Truth says:
    @whorefinder
    lol. It's adorable how you try to turn people against John freakin' Wayne.

    I’m just saying, the guys mouth said “Theodore Roosevelt” but his life said “Saul Alinsky.”

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  169. Truth says:
    @Hibernian
    The draft dodging accusation has been dealt with. He was kinda old and had suffered a serious back injury in his youth. There were few Jimmy Stewarts. The legend of men breaking down the doors of recruiting stations beginning on 12/8/41 is just that, a legend.

    Yeah but those dudes who didn’t went on to drive trucks and weld bridges, not make D.O.D propaganda films.

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  170. @Svigor
    Tarantino peaked with True Romance and Reservoir Dogs.

    I would rather go to Hell when I die, than Tarantino's mind.

    Be careful what you wish for. A clever devil would just make your Hell an eternal trip inside Tarantino’s mind.

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  171. @Anon
    As I’ve said before, you can disagree with Tarantino’s politics, but you can’t argue that his films aren’t hilariously amusing and entertaining.

    Sure, if you're a moral zombie or aesthetic idiot... WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RESERVOIR DOGS, which really is great.

    PULP FICTION displays lots of talent but in the service of what? Nihilism and ugliness. It made me sick to my stomach that audience were guffawing to all the vileness. I don't deny the talent but what ugliness.

    JACKIE BROWN was more of PULP FICTION though I will admit I only saw the second half by accident at my friend's house cuz he had cable. I thought the core plot with Greer and the white guy was pretty sound but the side stories had the same ugly inhumanity.

    As for KILL BILL 1 & 2, those were just bad without anything to recommend them. I was appalled that so many critics fell for them.

    INGLORIOUS had one inspired scene, the burning screen at the end. That was Grand Guignol at its best. But it was overlong and about as fun as spending an entire afternoon with those basement homo-redneck freaks in PULP.

    I didn't see DJANGO and HATEFUL EIGHT, but I gave up on Tarantino long ago.

    Usually, directors become too full of themselves after a string of hits. Like Fellini after 8 1/2 and Bertolucci after LAST TANGO. But Tarantino grew overripe almost right away after RESERVOIR.

    I agree there’s something palpably sick about all of Tarantino’s movies. I found Pulp Fiction interesting but disturbing, like a glimpse into the mind of a pervert. Kill Bill was dopey, but amusing like a Road Runner cartoon until the stupid soliloquy by David Carradine at the end. I wouldn’t see Tarantinos hate-whitey Django and won’t anything by him in the future on principle, because he’s a vile person.

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  172. Neoconned says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Besides being a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans[,] I could go on for days about that psycho smug pretentious moron.
     
    You are a pretentious stuck up idiot who hates ordinary Americans? Say it ain't so!!

    I meant Paltrow…..

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  173. @Jack Hanson
    With a little bit of digging you can find an account of a chubby Desi girl who had her toes sucked by Tarantino, with pictures and everything.

    Honestly Dan Schieder should be sweating bullets right now and maybe make an unscheduled trip to somewhere he can't be extradited from.

    I assume you mean Dan Schneider. For the uninitiated, he was the fat kid on the Howard Hesseman vehicle Head of the Class. He ended up producing all of those shows on Nickelodeon with the cute teenage girls.

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  174. Neoconned says:
    @njguy73

    Her husband is an unfunny obese 50+ comedian with a greying hobo beard and a receding hairline.
     
    Apparently, she's the exception to the Whiskey/Roissy/Chateau Heartiste theory. Maybe to her, being a liberal-claptrap-spouting beta male gives her the 'gina tingles.

    Hey, each to their won

    Yea w/e gets her off.

    If shes into 50 year old Jewish guys who look like a hobo in 1990s punk rocker clothes then w/e she likes…..

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    His artistic beauty is in the insanity he produces. He often can reproduce classic film scenes w precision and has an ear for dialogue no one can match
     
    You could stand to see more movies from before the 1960s. You might learn something.

    And while I'm at it...

    The word is spelled "yeah" -- "yea" is a different word and is pronounced "yay".

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  175. @YetAnotherAnon
    When Roman Polanski was given an Oscar in 2003, he got a standing ovation from the audience.

    Is that Mr Weinstein I see standing at 1:17? Looks similar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXnNOBj26lk

    Why yes it is. Also, I am shocked SHOCKED that “Comments are disabled for this video.”

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  176. @Yan Shen
    Let's also not forget quite possibly the greatest 2 and a half minutes of cinema ever...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYTRQWKsyxc

    I honestly think your Django comments might be trolling. If not, you have remarkably bad taste.

    If you really believe some of the M and V stuff you’ve posted about Chinese, then you should probably defer to others on Tarantino. If you believe de gustibus-style arguments about art, then there’s no reason to make claims about Tarantino’s skill. If you think your insight into film is objectively better than others, you can provide some actual critique. In any case, you oughtn’t just make these point and giggle posts–unless you’re trolling.

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  177. @whorefinder

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.
     
    Wayne did not have a ton of range as an actor, but he definitely had a lot of depth. Red River and The Searchers are incredibly dark performances.

    Quite frankly, he's attacked because of his politics and his genre. He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it. And his genre was beloved by white Christian straight males, which spoke to them.

    You'll note that as SJWs in Hollywood have degraded the money-making Western to the point now that we're lucky if there's one Western picture per year, and those are either boring or remakes or "revisionist" or all three, and there isn't a single Western TV series. They did that on purpose---the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans

    They did that on purpose—the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans

    And they’re boring as fuck.

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  178. Neoconned says:
    @Jake
    Are you blind to Pulp Fiction? In that film, all stereotypes are overturned save the one that matters most to the Left: white southerners are pure evil and so are their symbols.

    Quentin Tarantino is and always have been a Leftist freak of total self-righteous hypocrisy.

    Quentin is mentally ill and deranged.

    Ive heard undiagnosed autistic thrown around….

    His artistic beauty is in the insanity he produces. He often can reproduce classic film scenes w precision and has an ear for dialogue no one can match

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  179. Neoconned says:
    @Maxx
    QT is from LA, CA

    He was born in Tennessee and thought of himself as a redneck trying to make it in showbiz.

    His original script was supposed to be be True Romance not RD.

    In it a blue collsr white guy talks w Elvis ghost….because Elvis as he said was the epitome of cool.

    A redneck nobody from nowhereville USA who became infamous. Elvis was a young Tarantinos idol.

    Dont blame him, kinda hard to hate the king.

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  180. @Rosamond Vincy
    Best moment in Kill Bill: the guy with the black zig-zag stripe on his orange robe who gets called "Charlie Brown."

    Any and all appearances of Evil Darryl Hannah.

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  181. anonguy says:

    The Weinstein Affair is Tailhook for Hollywood.

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  182. @whorefinder

    Al Pacino can not do comedy, nor can he play non-criminals very well. He has had almost all of his success playing Italian gangsters. John Wayne hardly ever played any other type than an assertive and authoritative Western man of action. Wayne was always mocked for his acting limitations whereas Pacino is praised. Little Al gets to overact a lot but so did Wayne.
     
    Wayne did not have a ton of range as an actor, but he definitely had a lot of depth. Red River and The Searchers are incredibly dark performances.

    Quite frankly, he's attacked because of his politics and his genre. He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it. And his genre was beloved by white Christian straight males, which spoke to them.

    You'll note that as SJWs in Hollywood have degraded the money-making Western to the point now that we're lucky if there's one Western picture per year, and those are either boring or remakes or "revisionist" or all three, and there isn't a single Western TV series. They did that on purpose---the Western was too heroic and rallying for the descendants of Pioneer Americans

    “Hell or High Water” is an excellent modern western/buddy movie. I didn’t think that (((they))) would allow such a high-testosterone film to be produced in The Current Year.

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  183. @kihowi
    What is it with Tarentino's looks? Usually I don't attack people on their looks because much of it they have no control over, but there are limits. "Repulsive" is the only word that comes close to doing justice.

    "Physiognomy is real" has become a bit of a catchphrase on the alt-right. For his sake I hope that's not true.

    You can see the worms crawling under his skin.

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  184. Neoconned says:
    @Ragno

    QT is about as close to a Hollywood hero as i can get. He’s like me....A white working class intellectual from the deep south w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.
     
    No - no, I'm not gonna say it....

    I often say, and i do meqn it….i would have given my nutsack to be the age i am now in the early to mid 1990s.
     
    Intellectual? You're a Rhodes scholar!

    Quentin is what i wanted to be ....A true Horatio Alger American success story. Too bad that era of the American Dream doesn’t exist any more these days…
     
    Don't look now, but there weren't any "Horatio Alger success stories" back then, either. Ol' Horatio's primary "success" was being an industrious pedophile in an era where such things were left out of tales told for public consumption. Lucky break for Alger's legacy - something less than that for his victims.

    http://bilerico.lgbtqnation.com/2011/10/horatio_alger_jr_from_scandal_to_seminal_boys_stor.php

    https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Life-Horatio-Alger-Midland/dp/0253206480

    The name of the New York chapter of NAMBLA, btw, is the Horatio Alger Chapter.

    If only poor Edgar Allan Poe could have sicced Griswold on him!

    Didnt know Alger was a freak. This is why i love this site. You learn all kinds of random shit….

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  185. @Art
    Tarantino stunned!

    Clearly Hollywood is closing ranks – NO new producers or executive’s names have been proffered (the guy at Amazon is not Hollywood)

    Women are NOT naming other executives – NO one is talking about homosexual abuse.

    Weinstein will die of old age before he sees the poky.

    Well, that’s the plan…

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  186. Neoconned says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I get amber tamblyn confused with amber Heard, Johnnie Depp's ex lesbian wife.

    Amber Heard came out as a lesbian and then married Depp.

    I think she’s bi. Which is a total shame.

    In “the Stepfather” she looks beyond amazing. What a waste.

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  187. @flyingtiger
    Rose McGowen is encouraging others to speak out against Harvey. She had her chance in 1997. She instead chose to to sign a NDA and take 100 Gs. If she spoke out then, she would have prevented many girls from being fondled by Harvey over the next twenty years. Rose would have had no career, but isn't this more noble?
    I know many producers are making a list of Harvey's accusers. They will not be invited to audition for any movies soon. If the actress is rejected for the role, she will claim to be "Groped" and such. Who needs the extra headache?
    Oddly enough Harvey has not accused his accusers of being anti-Semitic. To these non Jewish person, it seems like a pogrom is being organized and Rose is ready to lead the Cossacks on a ride. This story seems deeper than imagined.

    His brother orchestrated it all to take over the company. For once, Harvey’s paranoia is probably accurate. But it’s likely to backfire on Bob. He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the wind.

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  188. dfordoom says: • Website
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    I'm actually not that big a fan of Mr. Weinstein or smug Hollywood types -- Jewish or otherwise BUT I know a witchhunt when I see 1 and I don't like social media or dogpiles and this checks off all those boxes of disgust for me.

    I wouldn't be shocked if McGowan signed a NDA when she took the money and frankly I hope she gets sued. Same with Miramax or WC or whoever the hell fired Harvey.

    In fact I'll say it -- I don't like Weinstein, or his fat ass brother -- but I like moral status signaling from attractive women on social media just to "reputation destroy" and to get attention points even less.

    Rose McGowan could get 90% of heterosexual men into her bed right now -- even without fame or money. Even at her current age in her 40s if she asked me for action the answer would be yes. So if she already has that going for her -- why the need to keep going?

    You know -- its called "over reach" and this is what it is. A few years back Pat Buchanan did a good piece about Hollywood and how its one of the last places where working class blue collar people -- often unionized -- can find decent employment. Make up artists, prop designers, set assistants, like 2 of my friends -- they work as extras in movies and tv shows, etc.

    These are just plain boring working people.

    And if Harvey goes -- for all his faults the man works his ass off and has put out quite a bit of quality product along with all the terrible schlock. But where does it stop? These Twitterati feminazis probably think they'll be put on some kinda mantle in charge of the studios but think again. It'll just put ordinary people out of business. Secretaries, assistants, prop makers, sound tech, whatever you name it....

    Meanwhile a few connected LA/NYC/Bay Area(where else would they be from besides maybe Chicago) lawyers, Jewish or otherwise will get some kind of fat check payout and a few actresses will get a payout -- probably in the 5 -6 figures -- hardly that big.

    All so a couple of aging harpies and to use Whiskey's word "sluts" can get Pokemon Points and attention as they circle the drain of their 50s and middle aged forced retirement.

    It'll just mean those jobs will go away and foreign countries will gain a larger market share in the Chinese and foreign entertainment/movie market.

    Say what you will -- its competitive and I imagine the casting couch in places like India(Bollywood), China, etc is probably a lot more heinous than it is here. Most of these models slash actresses go into a private hotel room knowing what they have to do in order to get their roles. They have to provide Weinstein or some other fat white and/or Jewish guy with oral sex or a massage or shower time blah blah so forth. Its how its been for 100 years and its "just how it is."

    I imagine its far far worse in foreign countries....

    These people just want attention and while Harvey is an asshole -- you kinda have to be to make a living much less be successful in a place like Hollywood or the entertainment BUSINESS that increasingly is reliant on that foreign revenue/income.

    A lot of people like to cite Hollywood and Silicon Valley as making California's economy very unique and that's true -- which means the state of California and in return our own economy will only suffer as a result.....

    The sharks are circling the bleeding carcass, the vultures circle the dying cow, however you wanna put it.

    But no one will gain anything from this besides the Twitterati types a little bit of desperate attention and a few shyster lawyers a bunch of money because as we all know at the end of the day its the lawyers and the various other parasites who collect fees who make the big bucks in scenarios like this while the idiot victims may collect a decent salary. But for McGowan 1) she won't make that much money off any legal payouts, assuming she doesn't get sued to hell and back for violating her NDA & 2) not only McGowan but what producer and especially male producer will want to work with these women again?

    While some producers may not make casting couch sessions mandatory -- if the actress/model initiates I doubt a lot of them will say no. Coming out like this in such a public way is going to paint a film of radioactive green slime all over these women. No sane producer will work with them again unless they're gay and/or have a death wish.

    Think about it -- if you're a producer -- would you ever work with any of these actresses again? Call it what you will - Weinstein's company was one of the most successful in the whole entire industry.

    If the lawyers eat it -- what sane producer much less company will take a risk EVER again WITH ANY OF THESE actresses? Not a single one. Would you risk your company or shareholders' assets and/or your own career just to cast some uppity over the hill broad seeking desperate attention?

    I sure as hell wouldn't.

    Hell the industry is moving toward kiddy fluff anyway with CGI, etc.

    "The Accountant" about a year ago was the last adult male oriented film I saw that was even halfway worth watching.....

    The industry is truly going Chinese/international -- and 1 thing international audiences don't want or need is/are over priced and over entitled has been starlets desperate for a "re break in".....

    Hate to say it -- but this could put a HUGE freeze on Hollywood for the next decade. A LOT of people are going to be really cautious about who they hire or work with after this - not only for insurance or litigation reasons but also for your own career sake.....

    And it means film quality will go to even more shit. Why take a big risk with an adult theme when you have a sure bet with some shit superhero product or a CGI kiddy film?

    Hate to say it — but this could put a HUGE freeze on Hollywood for the next decade.

    Anything that hurts Hollywood is a good thing. Hollywood needs to be flushed down the toilet.

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  189. MEH 0910 says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Tarantino's 23 & Me test revealed he is 12% Gargoyle.

    Gargoyles TV Movie – Entire Movie in 3.5 Minutes

    Horror Gargoyles 1972 TV Movie By horror den mp4

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  190. @Svigor
    "Right wing" Jew strategy: cry antisemitism, pivot to divide-and-conquer Manosphere boilerplate.

    What is “divide-and-conquer Manosphere boilerplate”?

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  191. @Neoconned
    I read a biography of him in college and if memory serves me correctly, he's from Knoxville, TN, home of the Tennessee Volunteers/University of Tennessee.....

    He moved to LA as a kid.

    As for Hollywood -- to each their own man. Every one is entitled to their opinions. That being said I think you'd be shocked to learn I probably agree with you on say 2/3 of the people in Hollywood not being worth the slime in the Louisiana swamp.....

    Acknowledged.

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  192. @Charles Pewitt
    Jared Kushner should be banned from the White House. President Trump should separate himself from Jared Kushner. President Trump should also greatly minimize the policy contributions of his daughter.

    Looking at a picture of Harvey Weinstein with Jared Kushner reveals just how ugly both Weinstein and Kushner are. They are ugly slobs with ugly souls.

    Quentin Tarantino is an ugly bastard too. The WASP / Jew ruling class of the American Empire is ugly and vile. Those bastards need to be removed from power.

    Weinstein isn’t actually a bad looking guy. Maybe 70th percentile.

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    You have to be kidding. If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek. The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.
    , @Anon
    Wherever the perfect hell that you live is, I definitely do not want to go there.
    , @Truth
    Where? A hospice?
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  193. Benjamin says:
    @Mike Zwick
    Is she an ex-lesbian or Johnny Depp's ex-wife?

    Exactly.

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  194. Benjamin says:
    @Anon
    I know Weinstein is trying to avert blame, but is there something to his stuff about the 60s factor? Is there a generational culture war in Hollywood? Is the younger generation more sensitive about sexual abuse or harassment issues? Is it due to rise of female power in Hollywood? Or did Hollywood become so politicized over the yrs that its hypocrisies have become easier to expose? Is there a younger generation of Jews who are rebelling against Jewish abuses like the younger generation of wasps rebelled against their parents in the 60s?

    I dunno. Personally, I grew up watching the Billy-Madisonization of Jewish Culture. Some Jewish kids were into intellectual stuff, but most were into either money or hedonism, the Risky-Business outlook. Unlike previous generations whose themes were struggle, overcoming obstacles, family, identity, cultural neurosis, the Jews I knew were well-adjusted socially and only cared about sex, fun, pleasure, and never-growing-up. Many were into Peter Pan complex and a whole bunch decided never to get married cuz it'd get in the way of screwing around and enjoying the nightlife. So many had a mindset like Robert Downey Jr. It's no wonder that the #1 cause of Jews of my generation became homo this, homo that. Jordan Belfort was sign of things to come. Signs were there with Philip Roth's notorious book, but there was an element of shame, doubt, anxiety. But then, Jewish attitudes became utterly shameless, and we ended up with the Weiner Spectacle. To some of the Jewish kids I grew up with, Adam Sander was to them what Dylan and Hoffman had been to boomer generation of Jews. A folk hero.
    Of course, most of them didn't go crazy with excess but the main theme was just having fun and getting along... the very reason why the Allen character is upset with the young Jewish guy in ANYTHING ELSE. He should be happy since the younger guy seems to be well-adjusted but that's exactly what upsets Allen's character for whom anxiety and paranoia are intrinsic elements of modern Jewish identity.

    https://youtu.be/wf-gIUYRCyk?t=40s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abeGU_SENAs

    Given that the younger generations of Jews had it so good or came to be totally accepted into the American mainstream, one would think Jewish animus would decline... but in some ways, it's gotten even worse since the 90s. Why? Why would Jews act so bitter now that they are accepted into every institution and praised from all quarters? And why would young Jewish kids who grew up with privilege and fun be so bitter and angry? I didn't see such emotions among them when growing up.

    Is it delayed outburst of pentup emotions? Were Jews holding in all their rage in the past out of fear or trepidation? Don't rock the boat and all that. But finally all their pent-up frustrations are pouring out? This might be understandable among older generation of Jews or even Boomer Jews. But why so much of this vitriol among Gen X Jews who didn't face the obstacles and snubs earlier generation of Jews did? Did they inherit this attitude from their parents? Is it just a natural part of Jewish personality that is now totally off the leash?

    Paradoxically, did Jewish Ascent lead to even more paranoia? When Jews were on the climb, they were envied or admired for their success, but they were not king of the hill. But now that they are king of the hill, they may be even more anxiety-ridden since they are a minority elite, a precarious position to hold. An elite that rules over people of same race is like the head controlling its own body. But a minority elite ruling over a majority composed of different people is like the dwarf in MAD MAX THUNDERDOME controlling the body of a big guy. It's an unsure proposition with no guarantee that the other will always obey. In the past, Jews used to call Nazis 'nazis'. Now, any sign of white identity is 'nazi' because Jewish Power depends on whites serving Jewish than white interests. We live in a nation where a Jew who extols his own identity and tribe is hailed to high heaven and showered with prizes and where a white person who defends his identity and race is denounced, called a 'nazi', and blacklisted from any work. So, we are supposed to confirm the blood-and-soil rights of Israel but hell with Orban and Hungarians for insisting Hungary is theirs.

    Also, the king-of-the-hill nature of power politics means that Jews are vulnerable as the new King of the Hill. The rule of the game is everyone tries to topple the king of the hill. When wasps were king of the hill, Jews could easily ally with other groups to bring down the wasp king. But now that they are the king, they fear everyone will pull them down. So, even as Jews are the king, they must keep the crown on the head of the wasps and 'white power'. So, whites are called 'white supremacist' even though most of the supremacist power in Hollywood, Wall Street, Ivy Leagues, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, and Deep State are held by Jews than whites.

    Diversity makes for strange anxieties. Jewish experience in America has been to see Wasps as their main enemy while at the same time seeing them as their main saviors. After all, Jewish success was possible ONLY BECAUSE of the Anglo-American model of meritocracy, rule of law, and property rights. Though Anglos didn't practice this fairly at all times, they did so more than any other group. Indeed, Jews wanted to get away from 'greaseballs', 'Russkies', 'Polacks', Magyars, and etc in the Old World. They wanted to come to the US precisely because they heard it was freer and committed to rule of law, esp compared to Latin America ruled by a bunch of Gomezers. Gandhi also knew this contradiction about Anglos. Sure, they were hypocritical bloody buggers, but they did practice a kind of meritocracy and were sincere in their pride of integrity and principles. So, if the contradictions were pointed out, Anglos felt compelled to do something about it.

    Yet, there were barriers to the Wasp castle, and Jews had to make common cause with peoples they hated in the Old World: all the lowlife white ethnic groups who were far more tribal, clannish, corrupt, and unprincipled than Wasps. So, Jews were doing two things at once. They were running from the ethnics(and scary blacks) toward the Wasps(as saviors) AND leading the ethnic-black army against the Wasps(as enemies). And this dichotomy exists to this day. When Jews want protection, they don't go to blacks, browns, yellows, or Muslims. They run to whites, esp Wasps, and plead/demand 'protect us, save us, fight for us, champion us.' But at the same time, Jews rally non-whites to denounce 'white privilege'.

    Jews see the Wasp straight man as both a pillar to lean on and an idol to pull down. But can Jewish power continue without the white straight man? It's like respectable bourgeois culture served as the straight man to modernism. Even as modernism mocked and subverted the bourgeosie, modernism couldn't have done without it. It was the pillar that served as backbone to anarchic modernist energies and etc. It's like Catherine in JULES AND JIM can play her experimental games with life because she can always lean on the reliable Jules. It's like Marx Brothers comedy would fall apart without the straight man or woman to play against.

    Paradoxically, Jews became most screwy where they had the most power surrounded by those who were deemed their allies: ethnics and blacks. You'd think NY Jews would be least nuts since Jews have so much money, security, and power in NY. And yet, their prominence made them real players, and this meant Jews had to jostle for influence with blacks, ethnics, Catholics, and etc(none of whom really liked Jews). And in schools, Jewish students would have stood out since they constituted a visible ethnic group. So, this made Jews more contentious with groups who were their official allies.

    In contrast, Jews who grew up with much less power in homogeneous gentile communities often grew up with less hostility to whites. Dylan could be a nasty character and did his Civil Rights thing, but he was never quite so blatantly anti-white or anti-American as some NY Jews. Same goes for the Coen Brothers and Spielberg, who for all their Liberalism, seem to really love Americana. As Dylan grew up mostly around a homogeneous community of Northern Europeans, he didn't have to jostle with so many nasty ethnics(esp greaseballs and dumb 'polacks' and etc) as NY Jews did. Because Jews had much less power in the Hibbing area, they just tried to fit in, and since the gentiles didn't feel threatened by Jews, they just tolerated them. So, when Jews were with their official enemies, the Wasps, they got along just fine. But when Jews were surrounded by their official allies, they never got along and grew bitter. But since they had to maintain the alliance, all their anger about 'schvartzes', 'dagos', 'polacks', Catholics, Irish, Puerto Ricans, and etc had to be suppressed and directed at... Rednecks in the South and Country Clubs in the North.

    TL;DR

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  195. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Truth

    He was very anti-left, anti-commie guy and was vocal about it.
     
    LOL, an anti-left, anti-commie, race mixer, media whore and draft dodger.

    He tried to join the Tuskegee Airmen but that wouldn’t fly.

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    Race mixing reference was almost certainly to the Hispanic wives.
    , @Truth
    I think you had to be a college graduate.
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  196. el topo says:
    @Ragno
    Oddly enough, he WAS the punk with bottles - "Waw-ree-uz!! C'mout and play-yy!" - from THE WARRIORS.

    He was also the weasel Arnold promised to kill last in COMMANDO. ("What happened to Sully?" "I leddim go.")

    Poor Daniel Patrick Kelly. Forever typecast as "the little rat-faced henchman". Well, I suppose it beats a lifetime in dinner theater.

    Walter Hill has said that it was Kelly who actually came up with that bit in The Warriors (after being prompted by Hill that the scene needed some heightening).

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  197. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Neoconned
    I don't care what anybody says -- that's the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema.....

    And one of the main reasons I love Quentin Tarantino to the core, despite his flaws.

    I don’t care what anybody says — that’s the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema…..

    That is a great scene in an otherwise routine movie(though pretty good for what it is). That’s Tarantino at his best when he had something like a soul. The scene is closer to RESERVOIR than the later movies. It has violence and depravity but also an admiring nod to professionalism. Walken has authority and style, an aura of mastery and experience. And Hopper as the father is an ex-cop. He’s seen a lot and knows the stakes involved. He knows he can’t escape death but can play it right so that he can die with dignity. He insults Walken but wins his respect in the game of wits and nerves. And finally, it’s nevertheless brutal and sad that he must die. It has comedy, irony, and tragedy. RESERVOIR had that blend. But starting with PULP, the tragic element was gone. Whenever someone got mauled or killed, it was just for stupid laughs.

    TRUE ROMANCE has another inspired scene with Gary Oldman as a whigro eating Chinese carryout.

    Roger Avary had a similar sensibility as Tarantino, same promise and same flaws. KILLING ZOE shows he can ride the waves and weave in and out of tight spots as a visualist. But such wallowing in mindlessness and for what end? To match empirical and measured Anglo temperament with hot passionate French temperament? What if George Washington and Danton were bank robbers?

    RULES OF ATTRACTION is sheer tour-de-force. It has some of the biggest cretins ever put on screen but is perversely affecting in some way.

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  198. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Kirt
    Well, that's it for Tarantino. Oliver Stone suggested giving the accused a fair trial and he's already fending off accusations of rape himself. The only permissible controversy now is whether Weinstein should be hanged by the neck or burned at the stake.

    What neck?

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  199. black sea says:
    @Johnny789
    QT was pretty funny in the party scene from "Sleep With Me" where he explains all of the Gay undertones of "Top Gun" to his fellow partygoers.

    The gay undertones of “Top Gun” needed explaining? I think the beach volleyball scene was pretty self-explanatory.

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    Tell QT. He seemed to think it needed explaining, or he felt like he needed to garner some attention for his film geekiness. I'm pretty sure that happened in his real life at some point shortly after it came out.
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  200. Tacitus says:
    @Tacitus
    Yes he was better in that. I like his movies.

    Americans can’t do Australian accents. You end up sounding South African or Cockney. I’m sure you can live with that.

    But couldn’t sit through Inglourious Basterds.

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  201. MEH 0910 says:
    @Mike Zwick
    Christopher Walken was just on Finding Your Roots with Henry Gates and he explained that he believed that the way he speaks came from all of the accents he heard growing up in Queens. His dad was German with a German accent and his mom was from Scotland. His friends were Italian and Jewish.
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  202. Mr. Anon says:
    @AndrewR
    Did a WN steal your girlfriend or something? You're a broken record.

    @Thom

    Did a WN steal your girlfriend or something? You’re a broken record.

    Boyfriend.

    In prison.

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  203. Mr. Anon says:
    @Neoconned
    I don't care what anybody says -- that's the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema.....

    And one of the main reasons I love Quentin Tarantino to the core, despite his flaws.

    I don’t care what anybody says — that’s the best written piece of dialogue from the last 30 odd years in any English language cinema…..

    Nonsense. You should watch more movies. Or fewer bad ones.

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  204. Hibernian says:
    @anonymous
    He tried to join the Tuskegee Airmen but that wouldn’t fly.

    Race mixing reference was almost certainly to the Hispanic wives.

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  205. Mr. Anon says:
    @schrub
    How many people realize that the scene involving the killing of the German offficer with the baseball bat in the movie Inglorious Basterds was based on real life events?

    A Jew by the name of Salomon Morel was deliberately appointed as a head of a concentration camp in post war Poland that held many German prisoners of war. Morel then used a baseball bat (or club) to kill more than a thousand, innocent, post war German prisoners by bashing them in the head with it. Jews were also deliberately appointed to head other post war German concentration camps and were often almost as cruel. Apparently part of the so called "Morgenthau Plan" was in fact implemented in these camps.

    Here is a heavily sanitized wikipedia article on Morel in which his exact murder methodology isn't mentioned.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salomon_Morel

    Movie director Tarantino must have been aware that this had happened because he included a strikingly similar scene in his movie script.

    I refused to see the movie Inglourious Basterd because I quickly realized from descriptions of its various scenes that it was nothing more than just more Jewish revenge porn which I absolutely refuse to subsidize.

    Morel died in a warm bed in Israel at an advanced age. Neither Morel or any of the other Jewish post war concentration camp commanders were ever prosecuted for their genocide.

    Similarly , the Jewish East German Stasi head Markus Wolfe was not only not prosecuted for his actions, which on several occasions apparently involved the killing of American agents, he was rumored to have been offered a job at Homeland Security in the US just before his death. I guess being Jewish gives a sort of immunity (Jew-munity) and means you never have to say your're sorry.

    Salomon Morel is considered a hero in present day Israel for is actions. Harvey Weinstein apparently also considers Morel a hero.

    From that same article:

    “In 1998, Poland requested that Morel be extradited for trial, but Israel refused.[4] A reply sent to the Polish Justice Ministry from the Israeli government said that Israel would not extradite Mr. Morel as the statute of limitations had expired on war crimes.[4]“

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  206. Mr. Anon says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    I agree there's something palpably sick about all of Tarantino's movies. I found Pulp Fiction interesting but disturbing, like a glimpse into the mind of a pervert. Kill Bill was dopey, but amusing like a Road Runner cartoon until the stupid soliloquy by David Carradine at the end. I wouldn't see Tarantinos hate-whitey Django and won't anything by him in the future on principle, because he's a vile person.

    I agree. Pulp Fiction was a well-made movie but it was ultimately just an exercise in stylish hipster nihlism. It was – as you rightly say about Tarantino himself – vile. Natural Born Killers, which Tarantino wrote, was much the same. I suppose that Oliver Stone tried to impose some kind of moral framework on it, but that didn’t stop it from also being a celebration of nihlism. I saw both in the theater when they came out. I would never watch either again. Nor have I ever watched another Tarantino movie since.

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    Dude, you are working your way back up the scale again, I may have to promote you back to your original nickname!
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  207. @Opinionator
    Weinstein isn't actually a bad looking guy. Maybe 70th percentile.

    You have to be kidding. If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek. The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.

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    The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.
     
    That's definitely part of it.
    , @Anon
    Next to Weinstein, Shrek is a 30-yr-old Mel Gibson.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.
     
    And Bill Clinton wasn't?
    , @englishmike

    If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek.
     
    Shrek crossed with Jabba the Hutt.
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  208. @Thomm
    Agreed. Unless there was actual rape (which has to be proved through due process), I have minimal to no sympathy for these women. Most are leftist feminists anyway, and are still bashing Trump just as much as they are bashing Weinstein.

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.

    A lot of WN losers see nothing in this topic other than "Jew, Jew!!!".

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.

    So, in other words, the “casting-couch process” (forced sexual congress with young girls – often NOT seasoned “players” at all as you allege but much more frequently, happy, hopeful, small-town virgins – in exchange for employment / wealth / fame) is perfectly ok, as long as it’s carried out with discretion, and finesse ?

    Funnily enough, that’s exactly what every White-hating racist degenerate Jewish pervert privately thinks about every White female. I bet you wouldn’t have the guts to tell your wife, partner or daughter that’s how you really feel about defenceless females. With your views, you’re in good Jewish company.

    Wow. It’s almost as if you actually approve of the way that Hollywood was actually set up (by Jews) specifically to facilitate a ready, endless supply of young, beautiful female meat (to Jews), in exchange for a living.

    And Yes, I’m a White nationalist, and believe that wealthy, powerful, racist, degenerate cultural marxist political Jews are the scum of the earth. OK with you ? No ? Well… never mind.

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  209. Johnny789 says:
    @black sea
    The gay undertones of "Top Gun" needed explaining? I think the beach volleyball scene was pretty self-explanatory.

    Tell QT. He seemed to think it needed explaining, or he felt like he needed to garner some attention for his film geekiness. I’m pretty sure that happened in his real life at some point shortly after it came out.

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  210. @Mike Zwick
    Christopher Walken was just on Finding Your Roots with Henry Gates and he explained that he believed that the way he speaks came from all of the accents he heard growing up in Queens. His dad was German with a German accent and his mom was from Scotland. His friends were Italian and Jewish.

    From Queens? Father of Germanic descent? Scottish mother? Hmmm. What other famous guy matches that description?

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  211. @Yan Shen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlvU91VPXms

    As I've said before, you can disagree with Tarantino's politics, but you can't argue that his films aren't hilariously amusing and entertaining. Granted, I've only seen 6 of this movies, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful 8, but each of those movies is, in my humble opinion, a timeless classic.

    Keep defending the corrupt Establishment, “Ya Shen.” It’s working, I tell ya!

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  212. @Forbes
    Iraq went down the memory hole because Democrats in the Senate voted for it--inconvenient facts must be ignored. Iraq was a bipartisan effort. Bringing up Bush does not help their side.

    Republican Congressmen&Senators voted 263-7 for the Iraq War.
    Democratic Congressmen&Senators voted 111-147 against the Iraq War.

    Iraq went down the memory role because lots of powerful people (politicians, media/intelligentsia, military-industrial complex, intelligence services, defense industry contractors and execs) supported it. Since the media is largely controlled by those powerful people, the media stays quiet. Since the American public are largely clownish buffoons that believe whatever teevee say, Americans remain unaware of what really happened in Iraq.

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    Interesting approach--adding House and Senate votes together. Nowhere is that meaningful. Nowhere does that matter. Nowhere is it ever counted that way. Senate Dems voted 29-21 in favor of Iraq War resolution--which was my point.
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  213. @ScarletNumber
    You have to be kidding. If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek. The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.

    The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.

    That’s definitely part of it.

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  214. notanon says:

    Tarantino is brilliant (True Romance is my fave movie) but also completely pozzed* and the poz has become more dominant over time – possibly as a result of being around so many equally sick people in Hollywood.

    (*I think he was abused by one of his mom’s boyfriends. He has that look and his movies are full of hints of it imo.)

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  215. @Inquiring Mind
    Where does this number of hundreds of thousands come from?

    Carpet bombing of cities was a thing in WW-II, of irrigation dams holding back flood waters in Korea, and of swaths of jungle hiding small concentrations of guerrilla fighters in Vietnam, but where did such a thing take place against Iraq?

    Yes, drone strikes against wedding parties and such, but how does their scale amount to hundreds of thousands of deaths?

    Given the weapons, tactics, and yes, restrictive rules-of-engagement in Iraq, what is a reasonable apportionment between deaths of persons pointing weapons at our troops compared with non-combatants? Everyone was a "civilian" over there, but I have a hard time feeling shame, guilt and collective moral responsibility for the death of a person who discharged a weapon in the general direction of our military personnel.

    This time around, our military pointedly did not publicize a "body count" for a variety of military, social and political reasons. Among other things, claims of enemy dead are often vastly overstated. I would believe a death toll among enemy combatants as perhaps some small multiple of American military losses, owing to our better treatment of the wounded, better weapons and better conditioning of our soldiers and Marines to shoot straight (https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Psychological-Cost-Learning-Society/dp/0316040932). And maybe double that number for the deaths of civilians in the line-of-fire?

    But our insurgent-fighter enemy were not complete and total incompetents, so I cannot believe we were inflicting casualties on them out of proportion to what they inflicted on us. Furthermore, a lot of the fighting was one group of Iraqis (Shia militias?) fighting Sunni Iraqis or like the proto-ISIS people (Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq-or-whoever) taking over a town and killing the people they didn't like. I won't accept blame for Red-on-Red violence like the Cambodia narrative.

    The number comes from numerous studies, including the well-conducted Lancet study. In the Lancet study, respondents were asked to show death certificates, in order to prevent people from lying. The Lancet study calculated around 655,000 deaths in Iraq through June 2006. The Lancet study might’ve been a conservative estimate, as it avoided more dangerous areas and avoided war ravaged Fallujah. A more recent Physicians study suggested over 1 million deaths.

    As for who’s to “blame” for Iraq, the fact is this. Iraq was a stable country prior to the 2003 US invasion. After the invasion, over 1 million Iraqis are dead, with millions more injured, displaced, widowed, or orphaned. It was America that’s responsible for what happened in that country. Nobody forced America to invade Iraq (most of the world was anti-war). America did what it wanted to, now that country has been totally destroyed.

    “Mission Accomplished.”

    I have a hard time feeling shame, guilt and collective moral responsibility for the death of a person who discharged a weapon in the general direction of our military personnel.

    If Iraq invaded America and American nationalists were gunned down, how’d you feel about that?
    If the Mexican army made an incursion into US territory (which happens sometimes) and anti-invasion militiamen were killed, would that be justified?

    I won’t accept blame for Red-on-Red violence like the Cambodia narrative.

    According to the Lancet study, 57% of known deaths were from coalition forces. So if we extrapolate that to the current numbers (650,000 dead in 2006, 1 million dead as of now), America has killed over half a million Iraqis. Who knows how many we’ve injured, displaced, orphaned, or widowed?

    By any reasonable standard, America committed genocide in Iraq.

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  216. @Dave Pinsen
    Tarantino dated Mira Sorvino who accused Weinstein of harassing her. Not sure of the timeline there though.

    Weinstein probably didn’t advance her career like she thought he would. That’s why Weinstein “harassed” her, but Tarantino (who has done her lots of favors) “dated” her.

    These women are prostitutes who’ll do whatever it takes to get ahead. Whether that be sleeping with a fat ogre like Weinstein or a repulsive creature like Tarantino.

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    The trouble is for all concerned is that only so many films get made, there are only so many slots available for hot actresses.
    , @englishmike

    These women are prostitutes who’ll do whatever it takes to get ahead.
     
    I have no opinion of my own on that. But I was intrigued because, in Shakespeare's time, the roles of female characters were played by men. Why? The reason usually given is that the idea of women working as actors was considered a form of prostitution.
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  217. scrivener3 says: • Website

    None of these women turned over their accusations to the criminal justice system.

    Instead they went to business associates of the accused or the press and said “he raped me.” Everyone is supposed to take their accusation as the honest truth. The guy’s boss is supposed to fire him. Does the employer hold a mini-trial with a right to be heard and attorneys on both sides or just execute the sentence after the woman complains?

    Maybe some of these women thought being sexually available was a good career move and later turned it into regret groping. Some girls have been known to hook up with popular jocks and later when it became clear he would not be a faithful companion decided it was assault. I think HW is not contesting these stories, but what do women want – the right to accuse someone of a crime with no participation of the criminal justice system, and the right to have the accused punished by business associates at their behest. It is the model of the SJW getting a politically incorrect person fired.

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  218. @Svigor
    "Right wing" Jew strategy: point out that the shiksas are whores, hope nobody notices the Jews are pimps.

    Jews are pimps AND punters.

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  219. TWS says:
    @Thomm
    Agreed. Unless there was actual rape (which has to be proved through due process), I have minimal to no sympathy for these women. Most are leftist feminists anyway, and are still bashing Trump just as much as they are bashing Weinstein.

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.

    A lot of WN losers see nothing in this topic other than "Jew, Jew!!!".

    There are three women at least who claim forcible rape and a tape where Harvey’s admitting sexual assault while begging for round two. The police had it but the DA declined to prosecute and then took a nice contribution from Harvey.

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  220. Mr. Anon says:
    @Johnny789
    QT was pretty funny in the party scene from "Sleep With Me" where he explains all of the Gay undertones of "Top Gun" to his fellow partygoers.

    QT was pretty funny in the party scene from “Sleep With Me” where he explains all of the Gay undertones of “Top Gun” to his fellow partygoers.

    Undertones?

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  221. Cortes says:

    I’m shocked, shocked (in an urbane, understated knowing left coast sort of way about these revelations…

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorov_v_HM_Advocate

    The law report of the original case is worth a read.

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  222. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @eah
    "LOL"

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMCSfbkVwAABkZS.jpg

    Well he’s not, you know. Not when his pay check might be at risk.

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  223. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Neoconned
    Yea w/e gets her off.

    If shes into 50 year old Jewish guys who look like a hobo in 1990s punk rocker clothes then w/e she likes.....

    His artistic beauty is in the insanity he produces. He often can reproduce classic film scenes w precision and has an ear for dialogue no one can match

    You could stand to see more movies from before the 1960s. You might learn something.

    And while I’m at it…

    The word is spelled “yeah” — “yea” is a different word and is pronounced “yay”.

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  224. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Opinionator
    Weinstein isn't actually a bad looking guy. Maybe 70th percentile.

    Wherever the perfect hell that you live is, I definitely do not want to go there.

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  225. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @ScarletNumber
    You have to be kidding. If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek. The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.

    Next to Weinstein, Shrek is a 30-yr-old Mel Gibson.

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  226. Truth says:
    @Opinionator
    Weinstein isn't actually a bad looking guy. Maybe 70th percentile.

    Where? A hospice?

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  227. Truth says:
    @anonymous
    He tried to join the Tuskegee Airmen but that wouldn’t fly.

    I think you had to be a college graduate.

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  228. Truth says:
    @Mr. Anon
    I agree. Pulp Fiction was a well-made movie but it was ultimately just an exercise in stylish hipster nihlism. It was - as you rightly say about Tarantino himself - vile. Natural Born Killers, which Tarantino wrote, was much the same. I suppose that Oliver Stone tried to impose some kind of moral framework on it, but that didn't stop it from also being a celebration of nihlism. I saw both in the theater when they came out. I would never watch either again. Nor have I ever watched another Tarantino movie since.

    Dude, you are working your way back up the scale again, I may have to promote you back to your original nickname!

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    Tell us about the Flat Earth, o wise one. We're all ears.
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  229. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Neoconned
    I'm actually not that big a fan of Mr. Weinstein or smug Hollywood types -- Jewish or otherwise BUT I know a witchhunt when I see 1 and I don't like social media or dogpiles and this checks off all those boxes of disgust for me.

    I wouldn't be shocked if McGowan signed a NDA when she took the money and frankly I hope she gets sued. Same with Miramax or WC or whoever the hell fired Harvey.

    In fact I'll say it -- I don't like Weinstein, or his fat ass brother -- but I like moral status signaling from attractive women on social media just to "reputation destroy" and to get attention points even less.

    Rose McGowan could get 90% of heterosexual men into her bed right now -- even without fame or money. Even at her current age in her 40s if she asked me for action the answer would be yes. So if she already has that going for her -- why the need to keep going?

    You know -- its called "over reach" and this is what it is. A few years back Pat Buchanan did a good piece about Hollywood and how its one of the last places where working class blue collar people -- often unionized -- can find decent employment. Make up artists, prop designers, set assistants, like 2 of my friends -- they work as extras in movies and tv shows, etc.

    These are just plain boring working people.

    And if Harvey goes -- for all his faults the man works his ass off and has put out quite a bit of quality product along with all the terrible schlock. But where does it stop? These Twitterati feminazis probably think they'll be put on some kinda mantle in charge of the studios but think again. It'll just put ordinary people out of business. Secretaries, assistants, prop makers, sound tech, whatever you name it....

    Meanwhile a few connected LA/NYC/Bay Area(where else would they be from besides maybe Chicago) lawyers, Jewish or otherwise will get some kind of fat check payout and a few actresses will get a payout -- probably in the 5 -6 figures -- hardly that big.

    All so a couple of aging harpies and to use Whiskey's word "sluts" can get Pokemon Points and attention as they circle the drain of their 50s and middle aged forced retirement.

    It'll just mean those jobs will go away and foreign countries will gain a larger market share in the Chinese and foreign entertainment/movie market.

    Say what you will -- its competitive and I imagine the casting couch in places like India(Bollywood), China, etc is probably a lot more heinous than it is here. Most of these models slash actresses go into a private hotel room knowing what they have to do in order to get their roles. They have to provide Weinstein or some other fat white and/or Jewish guy with oral sex or a massage or shower time blah blah so forth. Its how its been for 100 years and its "just how it is."

    I imagine its far far worse in foreign countries....

    These people just want attention and while Harvey is an asshole -- you kinda have to be to make a living much less be successful in a place like Hollywood or the entertainment BUSINESS that increasingly is reliant on that foreign revenue/income.

    A lot of people like to cite Hollywood and Silicon Valley as making California's economy very unique and that's true -- which means the state of California and in return our own economy will only suffer as a result.....

    The sharks are circling the bleeding carcass, the vultures circle the dying cow, however you wanna put it.

    But no one will gain anything from this besides the Twitterati types a little bit of desperate attention and a few shyster lawyers a bunch of money because as we all know at the end of the day its the lawyers and the various other parasites who collect fees who make the big bucks in scenarios like this while the idiot victims may collect a decent salary. But for McGowan 1) she won't make that much money off any legal payouts, assuming she doesn't get sued to hell and back for violating her NDA & 2) not only McGowan but what producer and especially male producer will want to work with these women again?

    While some producers may not make casting couch sessions mandatory -- if the actress/model initiates I doubt a lot of them will say no. Coming out like this in such a public way is going to paint a film of radioactive green slime all over these women. No sane producer will work with them again unless they're gay and/or have a death wish.

    Think about it -- if you're a producer -- would you ever work with any of these actresses again? Call it what you will - Weinstein's company was one of the most successful in the whole entire industry.

    If the lawyers eat it -- what sane producer much less company will take a risk EVER again WITH ANY OF THESE actresses? Not a single one. Would you risk your company or shareholders' assets and/or your own career just to cast some uppity over the hill broad seeking desperate attention?

    I sure as hell wouldn't.

    Hell the industry is moving toward kiddy fluff anyway with CGI, etc.

    "The Accountant" about a year ago was the last adult male oriented film I saw that was even halfway worth watching.....

    The industry is truly going Chinese/international -- and 1 thing international audiences don't want or need is/are over priced and over entitled has been starlets desperate for a "re break in".....

    Hate to say it -- but this could put a HUGE freeze on Hollywood for the next decade. A LOT of people are going to be really cautious about who they hire or work with after this - not only for insurance or litigation reasons but also for your own career sake.....

    And it means film quality will go to even more shit. Why take a big risk with an adult theme when you have a sure bet with some shit superhero product or a CGI kiddy film?

    Say what you will — its competitive and I imagine the casting couch in places like India(Bollywood), China, etc is probably a lot more heinous than it is here.

    Maybe but probably not in India. Actresses tend to be from established and respectable families and they want to be able to marry well– for which any hint of scandal is a devastating blow. At least, that’s how it used to be. Who knows now?

    In China I’ve heard the business is controlled by the mob, so this sort of thing probably happens there.

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  230. Forbes says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Republican Congressmen&Senators voted 263-7 for the Iraq War.
    Democratic Congressmen&Senators voted 111-147 against the Iraq War.

    Iraq went down the memory role because lots of powerful people (politicians, media/intelligentsia, military-industrial complex, intelligence services, defense industry contractors and execs) supported it. Since the media is largely controlled by those powerful people, the media stays quiet. Since the American public are largely clownish buffoons that believe whatever teevee say, Americans remain unaware of what really happened in Iraq.

    Interesting approach–adding House and Senate votes together. Nowhere is that meaningful. Nowhere does that matter. Nowhere is it ever counted that way. Senate Dems voted 29-21 in favor of Iraq War resolution–which was my point.

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    What matters is what the public believes. The public, due to an intense marketing effort by Bush, saw the Iraq War as a Republican war. Which was beneficial to Reps in 2002 and 2004, but not 2006 or 2008. Americans don't know who voted for what before the Iraq War.

    Kerry voted for the war, but the public generally saw him as an anti-war candidate. That hurt him in 2004.

    The main factor in why the Iraq War wasn't investigated was that it'd implicate lots of powerful establishment people. Those people would in many cases be Republicans (not always though), but they'd all be powerful figures. Figures such as the Bush clan, Cheney, much of the military-industrial complex, and the intelligence services.
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  231. WarPigg says:
    @Neoconned
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.etonline.com/amber-tamblyn-reacts-james-woods-retiring-acting-dethroning-continues-88773%3Famp

    This will trigger Whiskeys asp tingle points. Amber Tamblyn, who is married to that unfunny (to each their own) idiot David Cross recently set off a social media campaign to shame actor James Woods, who is a scumbag but still.....

    Story goes when she was 16 Woods hit on her and her friends at some diner in LA. Could be true but its funny it took til now to come out w the information and funny how she's apparently made Woods retire from showbiz.

    Noting Whiskeys observations about how women like Game of Thrones....its interesting Tamblyn used the phrase "the dethroning continues"....so the SJW youmg Twitterati sisterhood is making a power play against the patriarchy, or whatever.

    So if Weinstein, Woods & the rest of these Jewish power figures in Hollywood are being "dethroned"....then who is assuming the throne?

    Keep in mind for all their faults these old Jewish guys run an industry increasingly reliant and dependant as Whiskey and others have noted on foreign markets and in particular the Chinese market.

    Sure, Weinstein and Miramax may get eaten away by the lawyers and claimed rape victim's coming litigation but what about the industry & all those jobs?

    Note as Whiskey would the age (40+) of most of the accusors....almost all bitter and washed up has beens obsessively blowing up social media in long shot attempts to maximize the monetization of whats left of their fame & careers.

    None of this will helpsell our film industry exports overseas.

    Most of these old Hollywood types are scumbags but its usually a 2 way street and they usually sell themselves on the couch for that big break.

    Now that their careers are done the revenge comes....and the industry and our economy suffer as a result....

    FTI, James Woods laughed off that baseless allegation, and he retired due to Hollywood blacklisting him for being a conservative, and he;s Irish Catholic

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  232. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Look out, Harvey, Quentin's already jumped the ship. He's just waiting on his publicist, agent, and attorneys to feed him a timely appropriate politically correct sounding soundbite that both casts blame on you while simultaneously appearing to stand up for an old friend (but not too strongly). When it comes down to it, Quentin's for himself, first and last.

    So when's Warners going to turn Weinstein's woes into a movie? They'd look so PC, appearing to stand up for women and at the same time, get to stick it to an old rival in the biz.

    It’s like all Hollywood actors and actresses got a memo saying ‘ Have YOU announced your disgust to the media yet?’

    Actually that’s the very last thing the actors should do. The best plan would be to beat a hasty and unannounced retreat to Madagascar and lay low for awhile til the dust settles.

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  233. el topo says:

    People in this thread are missing out on the fact that Jackie Brown is Tarantino’s one mature movie, featuring an actual adult relationship and none of his usual jokey sadism. Though I was impressed by Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction when they came out, I would not go back to them for the moral reasons others have cited. But Jackie Brown holds up and rewards repeat viewings.

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  234. Sm Sung says:
    @Opinionator
    A film buff & white working class intellectual from the deep south

    Tarantino isn't from the Deep South.

    w a love for LA, showbiz, and its culture.

    Right, Hollywood culture is so admirable.

    Grow up.

    The embarrassing fool seems to be referring to himself as a “white working class intellectual from the deep south”.

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  235. Lurker says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Weinstein probably didn't advance her career like she thought he would. That's why Weinstein "harassed" her, but Tarantino (who has done her lots of favors) "dated" her.

    These women are prostitutes who'll do whatever it takes to get ahead. Whether that be sleeping with a fat ogre like Weinstein or a repulsive creature like Tarantino.

    The trouble is for all concerned is that only so many films get made, there are only so many slots available for hot actresses.

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    I used to work in advertising in NYC. When you hold an audition for a pretty-girl role, you'd be amazed at the number of beauties that show up. The supply vastly exceeds the demand.
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  236. Lurker says:
    @Thomm
    Agreed. Unless there was actual rape (which has to be proved through due process), I have minimal to no sympathy for these women. Most are leftist feminists anyway, and are still bashing Trump just as much as they are bashing Weinstein.

    Weinstein was just someone who took the casting couch process a bit too far, and with too much ineptitude.

    A lot of WN losers see nothing in this topic other than "Jew, Jew!!!".

    Troll detected.

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  237. @whorefinder
    Casablanca--the assembly-line studio production that became one of the most beloved movies of all time. So weird, so many obvious plot holes, and yet so good. A true victory of style and acting over substance.

    For fun, when you've watched it a few times, try to figure out the floorpan layout of Rick's cafe. It's as nonsensical and contradictory as the Hotel Overlook in The Shining.

    A true victory of style and acting over substance

    Not to mention its inflicting us with 50 annoying years of babies named Rick.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxkpgpl3_1E
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  238. @ScarletNumber
    You have to be kidding. If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek. The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.

    The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.

    And Bill Clinton wasn’t?

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    Not when he was younger.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZV5tqzmv2M

    He's hideous now because of all the STDs, stress, heart problems, and lack of sleep.
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  239. Mr. Anon says:
    @Truth
    Dude, you are working your way back up the scale again, I may have to promote you back to your original nickname!

    Tell us about the Flat Earth, o wise one. We’re all ears.

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  240. @Lurker
    The trouble is for all concerned is that only so many films get made, there are only so many slots available for hot actresses.

    I used to work in advertising in NYC. When you hold an audition for a pretty-girl role, you’d be amazed at the number of beauties that show up. The supply vastly exceeds the demand.

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    NYC attracts lots of aspiring actors/musicians/models. Lots of them (both male and female) moonlight as hookers/escorts to pay the bills. They're fairly cunning and ruthless - and they'll do anything to get a role.

    So, as you can imagine, guys like Weinstein take advantage of that. It used to be easier back in the old days (pre-1990s), but the "casting couch" still exists these days.
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  241. @Forbes
    Interesting approach--adding House and Senate votes together. Nowhere is that meaningful. Nowhere does that matter. Nowhere is it ever counted that way. Senate Dems voted 29-21 in favor of Iraq War resolution--which was my point.

    What matters is what the public believes. The public, due to an intense marketing effort by Bush, saw the Iraq War as a Republican war. Which was beneficial to Reps in 2002 and 2004, but not 2006 or 2008. Americans don’t know who voted for what before the Iraq War.

    Kerry voted for the war, but the public generally saw him as an anti-war candidate. That hurt him in 2004.

    The main factor in why the Iraq War wasn’t investigated was that it’d implicate lots of powerful establishment people. Those people would in many cases be Republicans (not always though), but they’d all be powerful figures. Figures such as the Bush clan, Cheney, much of the military-industrial complex, and the intelligence services.

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  242. @Reg Cæsar

    The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.
     
    And Bill Clinton wasn't?

    Not when he was younger.

    He’s hideous now because of all the STDs, stress, heart problems, and lack of sleep.

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    Not when he was younger.
     
    I may be missing a subtle joke here.
    Are you saying that Bill Clinton, when he was younger, was Al Gore?!
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  243. @Harry Baldwin
    I used to work in advertising in NYC. When you hold an audition for a pretty-girl role, you'd be amazed at the number of beauties that show up. The supply vastly exceeds the demand.

    NYC attracts lots of aspiring actors/musicians/models. Lots of them (both male and female) moonlight as hookers/escorts to pay the bills. They’re fairly cunning and ruthless – and they’ll do anything to get a role.

    So, as you can imagine, guys like Weinstein take advantage of that. It used to be easier back in the old days (pre-1990s), but the “casting couch” still exists these days.

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    The hilarious part of all this Weinstein Seargent Shultzing by Hollywood types ---"I know nothing!"--- is that it's is now cliche that in every movie about making movies, the casting couch is always, always a trope.

    And Hollywood loves making movies about itself. So basically every year there's a fairly well-known picture where there is a scene or scenes where some actress sleeps or attempts to sleep with a producer/director for a role. And every Hollywood "expose" book is about how everyone was screwing everyone one else for roles.

    Heck, even in movies not about show business, Hollywood loves to put in something about the casting couch and actors/actresses sleeping their way through their career. For example, in Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (which has nothing to do with Hollywood), Jennifer Garner plays an actress with minor fame who also escorts for money, leading Leo DiCaprio's character to scam her with his fake checks:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLHD3SDToCM

    So the idea that all of these Hollywood are shocked, SHOCKED that this was going on, and had NO IDEA it was occurring, is of course hilarious and obviously lies. I'll bet you that each and every person claiming to have known nothing about this acted/directed/produced a film that had a casting couch scene in it.

    Someone should make that list. You could easily expose them all as liars that way. Would be great fun.
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  244. @whorefinder
    Casablanca--the assembly-line studio production that became one of the most beloved movies of all time. So weird, so many obvious plot holes, and yet so good. A true victory of style and acting over substance.

    For fun, when you've watched it a few times, try to figure out the floorpan layout of Rick's cafe. It's as nonsensical and contradictory as the Hotel Overlook in The Shining.

    “Casablanca” is fairly routine until the song is introduced about 45 minutes in.

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    Casablanca follows Howard Hawk's formula for making good movies (though he had nothing to do with the film): three good scenes, and no bad ones.
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  245. You take as many days as you need, Quentin, old sport.
    We can wait.

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  246. @JohnnyWalker123
    Weinstein probably didn't advance her career like she thought he would. That's why Weinstein "harassed" her, but Tarantino (who has done her lots of favors) "dated" her.

    These women are prostitutes who'll do whatever it takes to get ahead. Whether that be sleeping with a fat ogre like Weinstein or a repulsive creature like Tarantino.

    These women are prostitutes who’ll do whatever it takes to get ahead.

    I have no opinion of my own on that. But I was intrigued because, in Shakespeare’s time, the roles of female characters were played by men. Why? The reason usually given is that the idea of women working as actors was considered a form of prostitution.

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  247. @ScarletNumber
    You have to be kidding. If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek. The whole unstated reason why people are so outraged is that he is so ugly.

    If he was green he would be a dead ringer for Shrek.

    Shrek crossed with Jabba the Hutt.

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  248. @JohnnyWalker123
    Not when he was younger.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZV5tqzmv2M

    He's hideous now because of all the STDs, stress, heart problems, and lack of sleep.

    Not when he was younger.

    I may be missing a subtle joke here.
    Are you saying that Bill Clinton, when he was younger, was Al Gore?!

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  249. Toddy Cat says:
    @The Z Blog
    I watched this on a rainy day over the summer. I had not seen it since I was a kid. I was amazed at well it holds up. These old movies were more like plays than what we think of as movies today, so I guess that's why it still works. Many movies from the 60's and 70's, in contrast, are hilariously bad by today's standards.

    A lot depends on what kind of movie we’re talking about. 1960′s and ’70′s “fluff” movies, like “The Pink Panther” or “The In-Laws”, or action-adventures like “The Man Who Would Be King” are still very watchable and enjoyable. However, any movie with “serious” pretensions form this period is absolutely unwatchable. Ditto TV shows; “Mannix”, Rockford Files” and “Green Acres” – still good. “Room 222 – not so much…

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  250. whorefinder says: • Website
    @JohnnyWalker123
    NYC attracts lots of aspiring actors/musicians/models. Lots of them (both male and female) moonlight as hookers/escorts to pay the bills. They're fairly cunning and ruthless - and they'll do anything to get a role.

    So, as you can imagine, guys like Weinstein take advantage of that. It used to be easier back in the old days (pre-1990s), but the "casting couch" still exists these days.

    The hilarious part of all this Weinstein Seargent Shultzing by Hollywood types —”I know nothing!”— is that it’s is now cliche that in every movie about making movies, the casting couch is always, always a trope.

    And Hollywood loves making movies about itself. So basically every year there’s a fairly well-known picture where there is a scene or scenes where some actress sleeps or attempts to sleep with a producer/director for a role. And every Hollywood “expose” book is about how everyone was screwing everyone one else for roles.

    Heck, even in movies not about show business, Hollywood loves to put in something about the casting couch and actors/actresses sleeping their way through their career. For example, in Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can (which has nothing to do with Hollywood), Jennifer Garner plays an actress with minor fame who also escorts for money, leading Leo DiCaprio’s character to scam her with his fake checks:

    So the idea that all of these Hollywood are shocked, SHOCKED that this was going on, and had NO IDEA it was occurring, is of course hilarious and obviously lies. I’ll bet you that each and every person claiming to have known nothing about this acted/directed/produced a film that had a casting couch scene in it.

    Someone should make that list. You could easily expose them all as liars that way. Would be great fun.

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    @Steve Sailer
    "Casablanca" is fairly routine until the song is introduced about 45 minutes in.

    Casablanca follows Howard Hawk’s formula for making good movies (though he had nothing to do with the film): three good scenes, and no bad ones.

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    @Reg Cæsar

    A true victory of style and acting over substance
     
    Not to mention its inflicting us with 50 annoying years of babies named Rick.

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  253. WJ says:
    @Inquiring Mind
    Where does this number of hundreds of thousands come from?

    Carpet bombing of cities was a thing in WW-II, of irrigation dams holding back flood waters in Korea, and of swaths of jungle hiding small concentrations of guerrilla fighters in Vietnam, but where did such a thing take place against Iraq?

    Yes, drone strikes against wedding parties and such, but how does their scale amount to hundreds of thousands of deaths?

    Given the weapons, tactics, and yes, restrictive rules-of-engagement in Iraq, what is a reasonable apportionment between deaths of persons pointing weapons at our troops compared with non-combatants? Everyone was a "civilian" over there, but I have a hard time feeling shame, guilt and collective moral responsibility for the death of a person who discharged a weapon in the general direction of our military personnel.

    This time around, our military pointedly did not publicize a "body count" for a variety of military, social and political reasons. Among other things, claims of enemy dead are often vastly overstated. I would believe a death toll among enemy combatants as perhaps some small multiple of American military losses, owing to our better treatment of the wounded, better weapons and better conditioning of our soldiers and Marines to shoot straight (https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Psychological-Cost-Learning-Society/dp/0316040932). And maybe double that number for the deaths of civilians in the line-of-fire?

    But our insurgent-fighter enemy were not complete and total incompetents, so I cannot believe we were inflicting casualties on them out of proportion to what they inflicted on us. Furthermore, a lot of the fighting was one group of Iraqis (Shia militias?) fighting Sunni Iraqis or like the proto-ISIS people (Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq-or-whoever) taking over a town and killing the people they didn't like. I won't accept blame for Red-on-Red violence like the Cambodia narrative.

    The civilians killed as a result of the civil war would not have been dead had we not invaded. Numerous studies for years have calculated the massive number of Iraqi dead. It’s old news but then again you probably believe there Dubya Em Dees in Iraq also.

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