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A friend writes:

The push for diversity comes at a moment when Hollywood creativity is at a low. Almost all original ideas are considered too much of a creative risk, especially in film

So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original

Disney already prints money making live action remakes of almost every one of their animated films.

The next logical step is for them to remake even somewhat recent hits but in a new kind of Technicolor — BIPOColor.

It’s not creative bankruptcy — it’s a morally much-needed diversity remastering of a film.

The “racial reckoning” provided a self-righteous cover for a black “Pretty in Pink,” “Black to the Future,” etc.

Speaking of which…

Otto Preminger filmed a black version, Carmen Jones, of Bizet’s opera Carmen in 1954. Carmen combines greatness with broad accessibility to an extraordinary degree, so it’s good to make new versions of it rather than demand new operas, since the Opera Composition Era has more or less passed. The Wonder Years was not Carmen, but it was a nice show. But since unlike the arias in Carmen, most of the jokes will have to be new (right?), why not just call it something different?

I guess it’s the immense brand name equity of American popular culture properties from the 20th Century. As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.

 
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  1. A Black Wonder Years could be good…show the stable Black families of pre-1965, then the chaos wrought by democrap psychopath LBJ’s welfare state.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hmm. I wonder.

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe "better they had died."

    Replies: @anon, @Bill, @AnotherDad, @TomSchmidt, @Sick of Orcs

    , @Polistra
    @Sick of Orcs

    https://i.ibb.co/8gQQJk8/Screenshot-20210712-232303-Chrome.jpg

    , @AnotherDad
    @Sick of Orcs

    A black Wonder Years ... yawn.

    C'mon, a black Gone with the Wind.

    Go big, or go home.

  2. “As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.”

    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Mike Tre

    Maybe just as comic material.

    https://youtu.be/JU_DoPLBE3g

    , @AnotherDad
    @Mike Tre


    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?
     
    One would think not.

    I realize i'm on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks. I'll tolerate a bit if it's in the context of a credible story that features other people, but i'll immediately shut down anything that is really "black" or racial preaching or miscegenation or this weird thing (which the BBC now loves) of airdropping blacks into European period pieces (no, just no). Life's too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.


    The funny thing is there is actually increased diversity in the US, but Hollyweird's Jews insist on addressing calls for rising diversity with ... blacks. They are probably the most over-represented ethnic group on TV, with the exception of Jews themselves.

    Meanwhile the actually now quite substantial Hispanic population--now a quarter larger than blacks (half again larger in younger cohorts)--gets very little Hollyweird attention.

    And ... Hollyweird is heavily dependent on overseas sales, yet ... keep pushing blacks, who really are unloved in most of the world. (My impression is foreigners are willing to watch 'em do their black shtick--some strutting, some violence--but really don't want to be pickled in them. Entertainment media is somewhat aspirational. We generally want to look at better looking people and/or be involved in stories of people who seem more interesting/successful or at least that we see ourselves in.)


    As i've pointed out, the American Jews--lacking any meaningful oppression in the US--basically hi-jacked blacks' experience here (slavery, Jim Crow) as their core narrative for attacking American whites, our "white bread" culture, our history and pushing minoritarianism. Mission accomplished! (Sadly, it worked.) But Jews themselves seem mentally imprisoned by it. Academia, journalism, government, Hollyweird, Jews just can't stop blathering about blacks (unless they can squawk about "rising anti-Semitism") .... while out in the real world they've successfully immigrated all this other actual diversity into the US.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @donut, @Mike Tre, @Hangnail Hans, @PaceLaw

    , @Stan d Mute
    @Mike Tre


    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

     

    Duh! Why else would they subject themselves to the whims of violent white supremacists? It can only be because of their unrequited love for our negroes..
    , @njguy73
    @Mike Tre

    Thanks to streaming services, East Asians and South Asians can see their home-produced TV shows and movies whenever they want. They can live their lives in the US without being aware of Spike Lee, Kanye West, or Key & Peele.

  3. Many british shows are remade for the USA verbatim, aside from minor rewording. I believe US shows refilmed in other languages often do the same thing. The Russian Malcolm in the Middle was a big hit.

    You don’t have US scripted shows redone in England however since Brits are used to American accents.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
    @Pixo

    I remember seeing a documentary about how Married With Children & Everybody Loves Raymond, was syndicated all over the world, with many countries having their own version with their own actors.

    https://marriedwithchildren.fandom.com/wiki/International_Remakes

  4. https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67706c0000bebb0f13f355b1f0f4eb29d45dc0

    I wonder how much royalty the Wonder Years trailer had to pay to get by with a little help from The Beatles. I often hear jingles in tv commercials that are lifted from 60s songs. Kids will think, Wow great tune, and pay greater attention. Okay, they pay the royalty price, fair enough, free market, but still, it ticks me off that the young people who would regard me as an old-fart dinosaur are listening to MY music and thinking Wow. And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @SafeNow

    I would imagine they paid less because they used the Joe Cocker version.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.
     
    Big hits in the 1960s included "Anything Goes" (1934) by Harper's Bizarre, "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (1931) by the Mama's and the Papas, "I'm Henery VII, I Am" (1910) by Herman's Hermits, and "A Lover's Concerto" (1725) by the Toys and Mrs Miller. The Beatles recorded "Besame Mucho" (1940).

    "Winchester Cathedral", "Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter", "Hello, Hello", and "Magnolia Simms" were written in the 1960s, but clearly in the style of earlier decades. (The last, written and sung by the Monkees' Mike Nesmith, even includes needle scratches and skips. Now that's authenticity!)

    Donny Osmond began his solo career with several rehashes of 1950s and '60s hits, some older than he was.

    My mother and her friends used to sing "The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart'" at get-togethers. It was a huge hit for the Four Aces in 1953. But it was written in 1926, and the song it refers to in 1899.

    Retro isn't new; it isn't even retro.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Kylie

    , @Dani
    @SafeNow

    Lol, I am right there with you, Old fart. I see more and more youngsters frequenting comment sections of cool 80s songs on YouTube and I have been schooling the hell out of those little punks.

  5. View post on imgur.com

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Two problems. This is from when women earned a lot, lot less than men. This means that the poorer the woman, the more she was motivated to find a man to support her.

    Also, the men's curve is not very different from that of the women, except on the absolute lowest level, where it suddenly drops off.

    Women's does this too, but given that a large fraction of the men's part of that 10% are outright and dangerous criminals, it is not surprising that they struggled the most to find stable partners.

    I would expect the curves to be yet more similar now as economic opportunity is a lot more similar now, and would cut off the bottom and top 15% to show how small the gap was even back then.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    , @Coemgen
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Very good looking twenty-five year old with no job and living with parents:
    Female = highly desirable marriage material
    Male = loser

    , @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123

    News flash: Men and women value different things in a mate.

    A man who is choosing a wife based on her ability to support him is ... uh ...

    A woman who is choosing a husband based on his ability to support her while she bears, nurses and raises their children is a normal healthy (sane) woman.

    (Pull up the curves for looks--i.e. signals of fertility and genetic quality--and we'll see something different.)

    , @Old Prude
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Duh!

    , @Spect3r
    @JohnnyWalker123

    http://www.humoar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/international-symbol-for-marriage.jpg

    , @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123

    By focusing on the outliers (especially the bottom 10 or 20%) you make the problem sound much worse than it really is. For men there is a slight positive association between income and finding a mate (just as you would expect based on common sense) but above the 20th percentile it is very slight. Of course if you are a homeless bum you are going to have problems attracting a mate but otherwise the chances for a janitor are only slightly worse than they are for a CEO - you go from maybe a 75% chance to a 90% chance - not a big driver.

    , @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Aaaand look at all the mental boomers not understand. Marriage used to be normal because society artificially took steps to normalize it. Now what marriages happen are those which would have happened without any help. But the point isn't to mock losers, it's that society as a whole is better off with more marriages.

    , @Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The graphs are not that different when you correct for the non-zero y-axis white lie.

  6. Anonymous[418] • Disclaimer says:

    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.

    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a “nonwhite” thing.

    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.

    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They’re not aware of the fact that they’re the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don’t watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    • Agree: Johnplywood, Desiderius
    • Thanks: PaceLaw
    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Altai
    @Anonymous

    But TV isn't the same as cinema. With cinema you pay to see something, with TV you don't pay for things directly, TV shows make their money through advertising and the economic value of an audience makes a big difference to the potential advertising value.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @obwandiyag
    @Anonymous

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your "statistics" are skewed.

    And nobody, blacks or whites, likes the current crop of movies and tv shows, diverse, shiverse. Because they just suck. Got a statistic on sucking?

    Replies: @Anon, @John Johnson

    , @Mycale
    @Anonymous

    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you're telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it's still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn't make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that's what is happening now. It's totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @James J O'Meara, @res

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Anonymous

    Interesting data.

    , @Polistra
    @Anonymous

    Asian much too busy study for to be watch TV like stupid people!

    , @Whiskey
    @Anonymous

    This analysis is nonsense, it is deeply flawed.

    First, for movies, while non-Whites may go to movies in the US more than Whites, and are generally younger than Whites, they are mostly non-black. Thus, black black black black blackety black black black is not a winning market move for movies.

    Second, movies since at least the 2000s have been made for a GLOBAL audience. This means, basically US+EU+China+India. There are collectively in that global audience not many blacks. Chinese in particular don't like seeing lots of leading man blacks, and neither do Indians or most paying Europeans.

    Third, as the FT Lex column observed years ago, movie studios are theme parks with studios attached. Most movies made are done so with an eye for attractions, rides, merchandise, etc. A good example would be Frozen, the original has made Disney enormous amounts of revenue and profit. Simply licensing those characters provides a guaranteed stream of income (as long as they don't screw up the sequel). As Lucas found with Star Wars, the real money is in merchandise not ticket sales. Whites buy merchandise. Blacks mostly just steal it. You know its true.

    Fourth, black-ifying or woke-ifying beloved shows ruins the licensing stream. Kathleen Kennedy managed to match JJ Abrams and the show runners of Picard and Star Trek Discovery who killed the Star Trek franchise by killing the Star Wars franchise. By wokeifying and blackifying both, and making beloved original or semi-original characters look awful, all both teams did was destroy the appetite for more toys, games, etc. Who wants a Picard or Star Trek stuff when its all evil and the only good thing is some black chick? Black chicks are not the audience for Star Trek any more than woke lesbians are the audience for Star Wars.

    Fifth, blackifying came on like gang busters during late Obama Administration. During 2010, blacks occupied the usual amount of screen space as magical racial redeemers for conflicted White guys in movies like the Green Mile. By 2014 it was black black black black black everywhere.

    Sixth, this comes on the heels of comic books, aimed since the end of the 1990s comic book bust, at White nerds 30-60 now, remaking all the White characters into gay blacks. Or gays. Or blacks. Blacks don't buy comic books, the founders of Milestone Comics (all black imprint and original characters) found that out.

    Seventh, TV is based on viewership (both pure numbers and demographics of viewers), money from cable (constantly declining), and resales of original content in syndication. Blacks are the least desirable audience, even though they watch more. There are fewer of them, and most have no money. In 2010 the average White household net worth was over $125,000. The average black net worth per household was about $1,000. Per Pew Hispanic Trust. Roughly. I am sure you can look the actual numbess up.

    Consider all those ads by Mercedes, Lexus, BMW featuring black families. Are they aiming at blacks? No, White women of course. Women make or influence 85% of all consumer purchases, so advertisers only want White women. And upper class White women. Who can't get enough black black black black black.

    But its more than that. Ad agencies are now largely staffed by blacks, so its all black black black black black. Hollywood is now run at the exec level by black and White women. Jewish males have been largely pushed out. Its why Disney and the other studios have explicitly STATED they want only:

    *Black actors
    *Black producers
    *Black writers
    *Black directors

    Black people in entertainment are ethnically nepotistically colonizing Hollywood the way Indians did IT. Good luck getting hired in Hollywood if you are White. Even big shot names can't get movies or TV shows made any more, because they are White and male.

    Hollywood is all black, all the time. Because people like Kathleen Kennedy figure black folks won't create a hit. Hits threaten the execs as they cause the CEO or Board Members to wonder if the hit maker might be better in charge than the exec. A bunch of woke garbage that is all black black black black black is failure proof. People don't watch Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney Streaming because its all black and woke? Bunch of racist bigots. Not the execs fault or show runners fault. People are not responding to the all black male / White female couples in Mercedes ads? Racist bigots. Not the Agencies fault, and did you see their diversity award?

    Its a classic agency problem. Hollywood execs are very interested in money -- their salary, bonuses, and continued contracts. They could care less about the companies they work for making money and will actively destroy them if it means (and it usually does) they advance their own personal careers by wokeism that also sees off talented White guys who can develop shows/movies/writers/actors that make money. Its similar to the US Military Upper Officer Corps particularly the JCS, and most political leaders. The old awful movie moguls were awful people, mostly, but because it was their dollar on the line and their profit at the end they produced movies that people wanted to see: Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc.

    Consider this: Hollywood's last big "mega hit" was Raiders of the Lost Ark. With toys, games, merchandising, etc. and it was also the last new thing. Favreau and Kevin Feige did do an interesting twist to drop teasers for the next movie into the post-credits sequence, and the idea of a comic book wider shared universe (both taken from the original comics). But it was just adapting techniques and stories from other formats.

    Creatively black people are a dead end in writing and directing and producing. Some innovative musical genres (now exclusively White: Jazz, Blues) were done by black people whose musical innovations or even high quality ended around 1988 or so (along admittedly with Whites). No black writer has created even anything approaching say Georges Simenon's Maigret or Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. On the page no one knows the author is black. The story is entertaining or not, and blacks in writing and creating stories can't entertain.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Yngvar, @Mr. Anon

    , @Dumbo
    @Anonymous


    Real true blood white people with WASP roots don’t watch TV
     
    LOL. What do they do instead, play polo and golf?

    But it's true that white people go less and less to the movies, and are less. If it's a cause or a consequence of diversification, I wouldn't know, but there is not that white people didn't watch TV or went to the movies when the country was ~80% White. Oh right, I guess for you only WASPs are White, I guess Germans, Italians, Poles etc don't count. LOL.
    , @RichardTaylor
    @Anonymous


    The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.
     
    But half the tickets sold go to Whites. The next biggest group are Mexicans and they aren't hollering for Black actors. Asians don't seem to care much. Although Japan seems to push a lot of Aryan looking Manga. And Indians love whiter looking actors.

    If you look at Latin America, as Steve has pointed out, they have a serious blonde fetish when it comes to their media.

    What drives this is not money. In fact, we know Hollywood has walked away from billions in order to push their agenda.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Johnplywood, @paranoid goy

    , @Anonymouse
    @Anonymous

    >Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    As an example of crazy thinking, this opinion is outstanding.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Anonymous


    Real true blood white people with WASP roots don’t watch TV.
     
    Sure, none of them watched Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones, or Chernobyl. Those were pitched strictly at blacks and latinos, obviously.
    , @Eric Novak
    @Anonymous

    You just conflated movies with TV after dedicating several paragraphs to the thesis that more blacks are in movies because more blacks go to the movies.

    , @JMcG
    @Anonymous

    Cause/effect? TV exists to sell advertising. Who has the money, blacks!? I have a wife and four kids. The actual TV in my house hasn’t been turned on in months.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Alden
    @Anonymous

    Agree. Husband and I have never watched TV much. He doesn’t even watch sports, lucky me no potato chip crumbs in the couch. My parents weren’t TV watchers either. We had a TV for the kids. 5 of my grandchildren have never had TV in the house. Just all the streaming services. And remotes locked in the parents cars. Until the kids reached mid teens and started watching on their laptops. But many kids today prefer playing video games to watching movies.

    The only White people I know who watch TV are the same old people who read newspapers and believe every word in then. Except for sports and men. Men watching sports is very different from watching network and cable TV all day. The players may be black but at least they’re doing something interesting. Not just acting black in vulgar sitcoms.

    TV is a black recreation. Let them have it.

    , @Cho Seung-Hui
    @Anonymous

    This comment is a textbook example of American parochialism.

    The reason why some Hollywood movies are dumbed down isn't because American minorities are rushing to the theaters; it's because of the Chinese consumer market.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @Anonymous

    TV and movies are mostly cultural garbage, as you would expect from leftist-captured industries, and any intelligent person ought to avoid them. There are many better things to do, e.g. some excellent university lectures free on YouTube (e.g. Yale Courses). I haven't watched TV or attended movies for years, and don't expect to again.

  7. It’s really too bad that they’re doing these ridiculous black washed versions of historical reality.

    I have two suggestions for blackwashed fiction movies that would work well. The first is Pretty Woman. The prostitute stays a prostitute, and the Richard Gere part gets turned into a black entertainment mogul.

    The second one would be Rod Serling’s Requiem for A Heavyweight. The Julie Harris part could be played by Tessa Thompson. Michael Jordan could play the washed up boxer.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Paperback Writer

    I go back to my idea: Gone with the Wind with the races reversed. I don't know enough about actors and actresses to have any witty suggestions about who in what roll, except Joe Biden as Prissy and Corn Pop as Rhett.

  8. Well, the black Wonder Years would involve “ my first lay, my first polar knockout and my first murder”.

  9. anonymous[179] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s taking way too long for comments to be reviewed, impedes discussion.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @anonymous


    It’s taking way too long for comments to be reviewed, impedes discussion.
     
    Discussion, in this forum, is an opium dream. If you can hold your interest for a full day, you might see a reply to your comment. You will have better luck using the menu to find first all and then your own comments to see if anyone replied. Check that about once a week or so and then discuss away!
  10. • Replies: @Altai
    @Joe Stalin

    The most impressive scene were the guys who looted huge 75 inch 8k TVs using a forklift. (Also looted?)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/oin5rc/shopping_looting_south_africa_style_this_is_how/

    And the people looted the Dunlop tire warehouse.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/southafrica/comments/oiqbpj/dunlop_durban_warehouse/

    Replies: @FPD72, @AnotherDad

    , @Polistra
    @Joe Stalin

    How many years away from that is the USA?
    Keeping in mind last summer, for instance.

  11. So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original

    When they announced they were remaking Ghostbusters but with a female cast I thought this was an element to it. You can’t remake Ghostbusters with a male cast without it immediately prompting unfavourable comparisons with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. (You could probably replace Ben Stein or Ernie Hudson)

    But if you gender swap them people will dissociate the modern and old performances because you see a male and female version as different characters. And for all the massive criticism that film got, nobody was trying to compare Bill Murray to Melissa McCarthy or her version of the performance even if they were technically filling the same role. (I think they also mixed and match elements of the two main original characters in the remake anyway, further muddying a direct comparison.)

    If you’d remade it with male actors there would be a thousand videos on YouTube comparing the performances negatively.

    • Agree: Triteleia Laxa
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Altai

    "(You could probably replace Ben Stein or Ernie Hudson)"
    You mean Harold Ramis?

    Replies: @Altai

    , @J.Ross
    @Altai

    Ghostbusters was a uniquely perfect film, nothing in it can really be switched out. It manages to capture a particular historical moment ("morning in America") by putting way too much serious work into what was ostensibly a comedy about spooks. The fact that they even tried to remake it (after the far weaker sequel, which after all re-assembled the cast) shows how little they understand it. Cf Jaws and its abysmal sequels.
    Harold Ramis interchangeable with Ben Stein.
    No.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    , @Lurker
    @Altai


    If you’d remade it with male actors there would be a thousand videos on YouTube comparing the performances negatively.
     
    True, they dodged that bullet to some degree.

    Instead, nobody watched it. Winning!
  12. @Joe Stalin
    https://twitter.com/HarmlessYardDog/status/1414710816339742723

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    The most impressive scene were the guys who looted huge 75 inch 8k TVs using a forklift. (Also looted?)

    Shopping (looting) South Africa style. This is how you protest in South Africa when an ex President gets sent to jail. from nextfuckinglevel

    And the people looted the Dunlop tire warehouse.

    Dunlop Durban warehouse. from southafrica

    • Replies: @FPD72
    @Altai

    Since tires are used for necklacing, a Dunlap store would be the South African equivalent of Tiffany’s.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Altai

    South Africa is an incredible shame. It is basically the American tragedy--but all in.

    South Africa is a beautiful, pleasant, productive land that could have been--should have a paradise for civilized European people ... but ruined by the siren call of cheap labor.

    South Africa has a temperate climate perfect for European peoples. Mediterranean at the Cape, more like the Florida coast over in Durban, highland in the interior. It is not the climate of West Africa and the Bantu expansion sort of flamed out as they moved into South Africa as their West African crops aren't well suited. So SA was not heavily populated when the Europeans arrived. But, in contrast, European crops--like wheat--do well.

    What the Dutch settlers should have done is what was--mostly--done in America--push the native population out and take it for themselves. But--fatally--they did what we did in the South and instead used the blacks as "cheap labor". Their development of South Africa, actually led to a black population explosion.

    But it turns out blacks are the most expensive "cheap labor" in the history of the planet.

    There just is no getting around the core principle of human life:

    To build something, that will be yours and yours--belong to your people, your posterity--forever ... then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself. If you bring in others to labor for you ... your land, your nation will no longer be yours.

    An absolute shame.

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  13. Almost all the creativity came from Aryans of one variety or the other.

    People of color and apparently most Ashkenazi are pretty lame in this area.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @RichardTaylor


    Almost all the creativity came from Aryans of one variety or the other.

    People of color and apparently most Ashkenazi are pretty lame in this area.
     
    The Ashkenazi know how to tell a beguiling story.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

  14. Fine. As long as we’re remaking all the old shows, let’s remake “Different Strokes.”

    They actually made a truly disturbing episode of “Different Strokes.” The episode featured a gay pedophile character who tries to groom Gary Coleman. The episode is actually pretty funny, but you’re thinking “WTF???” throughout large parts of the episode.

    There was one episode with a character in ‘black face.’

    Gary Coleman was still a virgin at the age of 40.

    https://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/gary-coleman-is-a-40-year-old-virgin-57175681/

    Coleman, who turned 40 last week, tells news show The Insider he’s still a virgin: “It’s my business, it’s my issue and I really don’t think it’s a problem.”

    Coleman finally ended up getting married, but he then soon got divorced. Here he is in divorce court.

    We miss you, Gary Coleman.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I also want to remake "Sanford and Son."

    Easily the FUNNIEST show ever. If you've never watched the show, just see the intro. It's funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE

    Fred Sanford has a heart attack.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stdi-1tIUhM

    Fred Sanford talks about Whites.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnqkDt1MxzI

    Fred Sanford finds out that he's Jewish. Then has a heart attack. Start watching at 1:50.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyp1prHkIzY

    Ironically enough, he died of a heart attack in real life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redd_Foxx#Death


    On October 11, 1991, during a break from rehearsals for The Royal Family, Foxx suffered a heart attack on the set.[34][35] According to Della Reese, Foxx was chatting with a reporter from Entertainment Tonight. The scene he was supposed to be in was not ready to shoot and Foxx and Reese were practicing. In fact, Foxx had no lines in the scene at all; as Reese said, all he had to do was "walk behind the back of my chair".

    While Foxx was giving the interview, one of the producers entered the stage and asked where he was. Reese told him, and the producer responded by grabbing Foxx and taking him into the set, saying: "If he's supposed to be in the scene he should be here." Reese said that this was another in the long line of disputes Foxx had with the producers, including an instance where one claimed he could "teach [Foxx] to be funny."

    Foxx, irate, did his scripted pass. However, he fell to the floor immediately after doing so. Reese said that nobody initially suspected anything was wrong. Foxx, after all, was famous for having Fred Sanford fake heart attacks on Sanford and Son and was particularly skilled at pratfalls. Reese went to the floor when Foxx did not immediately rise[36] and heard him say "get my wife" twice.[37] Reese called for paramedics,[37] who initially pronounced Foxx dead at the scene.[dubious – discuss] According to Joshua Rich at Entertainment Weekly: "It was an end so ironic that for a brief moment cast mates figured Foxx–whose 1970s TV character often faked coronaries–was kidding when he grabbed a chair and fell to the floor."[38]

     

    Damn. What a way to go.

    Replies: @Franz, @SunBakedSuburb

    , @ScarletNumber
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The creepiest part of the Diff'rent Strokes special episode was that the pedo was played by the Big Guy, Mr. Carlson from WKRP in Cincinnati, so he was a well-known actor.

    There was also an episode were Arnold and Kimberly decide to hitchhike and the guy ends up trying to come on to her while Arnold is locked up in the other room. Of course, why they wouldn't just call for a limo is unknown...

    Replies: @Charlotte

    , @Desiderius
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Still remember him on Good Times.

    Good times

    , @Michelle
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Pwor whittle guy!

  15. @Sick of Orcs
    A Black Wonder Years could be good...show the stable Black families of pre-1965, then the chaos wrought by democrap psychopath LBJ's welfare state.

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Polistra, @AnotherDad

    Hmm. I wonder.

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe “better they had died.”

    • Replies: @anon
    @obwandiyag

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Prove it.

    Troll

    , @Bill
    @obwandiyag

    You may mean literally, but you're full of shit.

    , @AnotherDad
    @obwandiyag


    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe “better they had died.”
     
    There was very, very little starvation in the the US by 1964. The US--the original version--had the idyllic "cheap land, dear labor" package so was always a place people were better off. But, of course, there were the odd pockets here and there of malnutrition due to individual circumstance.

    The 60s welfare programs did basically eliminate dire--no food for my belly--poverty. (From any means but complete personal incompetence--mental illness, drug abuse, senility.)

    The problem is that when you eliminate the natural cull, you degrade your population.

    So any welfare program need to go hand in hand with a eugenic program. Basically if you require welfare--are taking resources from your fellow citizens to live--then you should not be reproducing.

    More generally, once a society goes through the demographic transition and smart/competent/productive people are limiting their fertility, a nation needs to have some sort of counter balancing eugenic program. You need to counter balance that by weeding out the genes of the criminal, the crazy, the incompetent, the addictive, the unproductive ... or you head into the hopper.

    Of course as soon as you are into the demographic transition mass immigration is just compounded insanity. Population replacement.

    All this is obvious--just math.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Stan d Mute

    , @TomSchmidt
    @obwandiyag

    https://www.history.com/news/food-stamps-great-depression

    "On the morning of May 16, 1939, FSCC officials watched anxiously as they opened their doors inside Rochester’s old post office to launch the country’s latest relief measure. As newspaper reporters and photographers jockeyed for position to document history in the making, the first person in line approached a cashier window. Ralston Thayer, a 35-year-old machinist who had been out of work for nearly a year, handed a clerk $4 from his latest unemployment check and received $4 of orange stamps in return as well as $2 of blue stamps for free."

    So, well before the Great Society.

    Replies: @obwandiyag

    , @Sick of Orcs
    @obwandiyag

    "Somehow" food stamps morphed into government playing pimp and surrogate daddy for 70% fatherless Blacks.

  16. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    But TV isn’t the same as cinema. With cinema you pay to see something, with TV you don’t pay for things directly, TV shows make their money through advertising and the economic value of an audience makes a big difference to the potential advertising value.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Altai

    But TV isn’t the same as cinema. With cinema you pay to see something, with TV you don’t pay for things directly, TV shows make their money through advertising and the economic value of an audience makes a big difference to the potential advertising value.

    But you do pay the cable bill.

    That is why cable companies are allowed to sell giant packages. The government looked at requiring them to sell smaller packages of channels and a liberal alliance blocked it by arguing that certain channels (Black, gay) would lose funding. Well duh.

    A lot of cable is actually propped up by ESPN and the sports packages. The same is true for cable news. If White people could only buy sports or news then Hollywood would panic.

    The simple answer is for White men to get a life and stop watching sports so much. Also stop watching cable news. It is all garbage including Fox.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

  17. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.

    And nobody, blacks or whites, likes the current crop of movies and tv shows, diverse, shiverse. Because they just suck. Got a statistic on sucking?

    • Thanks: Abe
    • Troll: Johnplywood
    • Replies: @Anon
    @obwandiyag


    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.
     
    ^ Spotted the dummy who dropped out of high school before he could get to economics 101. Did they even offer economics classes at your now shuttered, formerly consolidated high school?


    While yes, blacks have less money than whites, they're more likely to spend it in the way that advertisers want: their stuff. White people are spendthrift cheapskates, backwards, untrendy, not brand loyal, and ultimately so outnumbered by minorities in the TV audience, that it doesn't matter if they have more money.


    Just read this article from way back in 2016. Advertising companies were already madly in love with their African American audience back then.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/02/black-consumers-have-unprecedented-impact-in-2015/433725/



    You are not smarter than corporations. You are not making more money than they are. They don't need your advice. Talk more about stuff you have expertise with... Like raping your sister, or brushing your teeth with portland cement.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Peter D. Bredon

    , @John Johnson
    @obwandiyag

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.

    This is correct.

    White people keep the theaters is business by buying popcorn and soda for their families and dates.

    Sports venues can have the same problem. Too many Blacks and they lose concession sales.

    Blacks do watch a lot of TV and that is a shame. The vast majority of television is cynical towards America and they really don't need added negativity.

    Replies: @Johnplywood

  18. @JohnnyWalker123
    Fine. As long as we're remaking all the old shows, let's remake "Different Strokes."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1MhqugRYg

    They actually made a truly disturbing episode of "Different Strokes." The episode featured a gay pedophile character who tries to groom Gary Coleman. The episode is actually pretty funny, but you're thinking "WTF???" throughout large parts of the episode.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdBjll62XHs

    There was one episode with a character in 'black face.'

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

    Gary Coleman was still a virgin at the age of 40.

    https://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/gary-coleman-is-a-40-year-old-virgin-57175681/

    Coleman, who turned 40 last week, tells news show The Insider he’s still a virgin: “It’s my business, it’s my issue and I really don’t think it’s a problem.”

     

    Coleman finally ended up getting married, but he then soon got divorced. Here he is in divorce court.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgrG4SB3Kw

    We miss you, Gary Coleman.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/gary_coleman-300x450.jpg

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @ScarletNumber, @Desiderius, @Michelle

    I also want to remake “Sanford and Son.”

    Easily the FUNNIEST show ever. If you’ve never watched the show, just see the intro. It’s funny.

    Fred Sanford has a heart attack.

    Fred Sanford talks about Whites.

    Fred Sanford finds out that he’s Jewish. Then has a heart attack. Start watching at 1:50.

    Ironically enough, he died of a heart attack in real life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redd_Foxx#Death

    On October 11, 1991, during a break from rehearsals for The Royal Family, Foxx suffered a heart attack on the set.[34][35] According to Della Reese, Foxx was chatting with a reporter from Entertainment Tonight. The scene he was supposed to be in was not ready to shoot and Foxx and Reese were practicing. In fact, Foxx had no lines in the scene at all; as Reese said, all he had to do was “walk behind the back of my chair”.

    While Foxx was giving the interview, one of the producers entered the stage and asked where he was. Reese told him, and the producer responded by grabbing Foxx and taking him into the set, saying: “If he’s supposed to be in the scene he should be here.” Reese said that this was another in the long line of disputes Foxx had with the producers, including an instance where one claimed he could “teach [Foxx] to be funny.”

    Foxx, irate, did his scripted pass. However, he fell to the floor immediately after doing so. Reese said that nobody initially suspected anything was wrong. Foxx, after all, was famous for having Fred Sanford fake heart attacks on Sanford and Son and was particularly skilled at pratfalls. Reese went to the floor when Foxx did not immediately rise[36] and heard him say “get my wife” twice.[37] Reese called for paramedics,[37] who initially pronounced Foxx dead at the scene.[dubious – discuss] According to Joshua Rich at Entertainment Weekly: “It was an end so ironic that for a brief moment cast mates figured Foxx–whose 1970s TV character often faked coronaries–was kidding when he grabbed a chair and fell to the floor.”[38]

    Damn. What a way to go.

    • Thanks: Stan d Mute, Not Raul
    • Replies: @Franz
    @JohnnyWalker123


    I also want to remake “Sanford and Son.”
     
    Based on the British show "Steptoe and Son". (1962-74).
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Redd Foxx cannot be replaced. One of a kind that guy was.

  19. @Altai

    So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original
     
    When they announced they were remaking Ghostbusters but with a female cast I thought this was an element to it. You can't remake Ghostbusters with a male cast without it immediately prompting unfavourable comparisons with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. (You could probably replace Ben Stein or Ernie Hudson)

    But if you gender swap them people will dissociate the modern and old performances because you see a male and female version as different characters. And for all the massive criticism that film got, nobody was trying to compare Bill Murray to Melissa McCarthy or her version of the performance even if they were technically filling the same role. (I think they also mixed and match elements of the two main original characters in the remake anyway, further muddying a direct comparison.)

    If you'd remade it with male actors there would be a thousand videos on YouTube comparing the performances negatively.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @J.Ross, @Lurker

    “(You could probably replace Ben Stein or Ernie Hudson)”
    You mean Harold Ramis?

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Ron Mexico

    Yes I do, but the fact I got them mixed up proves my point.

  20. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

    Two problems. This is from when women earned a lot, lot less than men. This means that the poorer the woman, the more she was motivated to find a man to support her.

    Also, the men’s curve is not very different from that of the women, except on the absolute lowest level, where it suddenly drops off.

    Women’s does this too, but given that a large fraction of the men’s part of that 10% are outright and dangerous criminals, it is not surprising that they struggled the most to find stable partners.

    I would expect the curves to be yet more similar now as economic opportunity is a lot more similar now, and would cut off the bottom and top 15% to show how small the gap was even back then.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @Triteleia Laxa


    I would expect the curves to be yet more similar now as economic opportunity is a lot more similar now,
     
    Even if women make more money today, they still want a man that makes more money than them (and is taller, has more status, etc). It will never be equal.

    Unless they are a cougar supporting a young lover or something, they are not looking for a "poor loser", even if he's beautiful and athletic.

    This in the middle class/liberal professionals. Among the poor/low working class, it might be more similar.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa

  21. Diversity is not only a cover for the crisis in creativity, born of a society that is obsessed with labelling, but it also allows you to discredit and delete competition from even the recent past.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  22. These stunts are not new. West Side Story is Romeo and Juliet, but with Italian and Puerto Rican New York proles.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @CTD


    These stunts are not new. West Side Story is Romeo and Juliet, but with Italian and Puerto Rican New York proles.
     
    West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet have almost nothing in common, apart from superficial plot similarities. Borrowing plots from previous stories is nothing unusual. IIRC, the plot for Romeo & Juliet, like so many other Shakespeare plays, was itself a borrowed from an earlier story.

    The question isn’t how original the plot is - it’s what you add to it.

    The problem is that so much of Hollywood nowadays isn’t simply borrowed plots. It’s reusing older stories without adding anything new at all, except a few dumb updated jokes, usually in the form of sarcasm. Thus we get Disney’s pointless live-action remakes of its classic animated movies - well, pointless except to make a ton of money. And now they’ve added the twist of making the leads black (Little Mermaid) or Hispanic (Snow Caramel). Wahoo! Or of course the endless parade of children’s movies of superheroes (for children under 18) and Fast & Furious (for children often much older than 18).

    Which is just a reminder that Hollywood is in the business of making entertainment, not art. If they occasionally turn out something worthy of being called art, which is occurring less and less frequently by the day, we’ll that’s just a happy accident.
  23. God forgive me but I’m thinking an X-Files reboot that starts out deadly serious each week but the black Sculley and Mulder then always get ridiculously scared — bug-eyed 1930s stereotype scared — whenever they encounter some creepy phenomenon.

    I’m not waiting on a phone call for this one

    • LOL: Kronos
    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Known Fact


    black Sculley and Mulder then always get ridiculously scared — bug-eyed 1930s stereotype scared — whenever they encounter some creepy phenomenon.
     
    Love the Charlie Chan driver... I remember seeing once on a television ad in the late 20th century.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ZTXaohMuI
    , @anon
    @Known Fact

    God forgive me but I’m thinking an X-Files reboot...

    http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/042/152/thats-racist.gif

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Known Fact

    I wants ta baleef!

    , @J.Ross
    @Known Fact

    Not only would that be hilarious but actual black audiences would love it.

  24. As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here

    I’m reminded of the Flaming Dragons drug cartel being huge fans of this classic.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Bragadocious

    "Never go full retard."

  25. I take a look at what’s happening on the screen these days https://screenrant.com/
    And yes, it’s literally just copies of copies of copies of shit and splinters of splinters of splinters of old franchises.
    It’s like a mirror maze of bullshit created by commercial algorithms.
    Not to mention the generic article and review writing style itself which is bloody identical in every bloody publication about any topic and has been for a decade. Is the same algorithm writing all these articles as well?
    (“Yes it is, and here’s why that’s a good thing, an article by Rachel Silversteinman”)

    • Agree: J.Ross
    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Rahan

    It's surprisingly easy, barely an inconvenience.

    , @photondancer
    @Rahan

    LOL, love your last line.

  26. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it’s still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn’t make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that’s what is happening now. It’s totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.

    • Troll: Johnplywood
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mycale


    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.
     
    Except if you didn't notice from looking at the chart, dummy, white people are 62% of the US population, and shrinking fast. Hence white people are severely underrepresented among movie theatre audiences. Blacks, Asians and Hispanics are punching above their weight at the theatres. And let's face it, those "whites" at the theatres were Irish, Italians, Serbians, Jews, Russians, Armenians, etc... People who are down with the Negroid struggle and like seeing them on the silver screen (particularly when they are half naked and covered in body oil).

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it’s still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn’t make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that’s what is happening now. It’s totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.
     
    Ok, so what you're saying is that you know better about how to make money than the corporations who pay for these advertisements. In spite of the fact that you're poor, while American corporations were making record profits prior to coronavirus, and with some online advertisers like Google's Alphabet weathering the pandemic to come through with record profits, while increasing diversity in advertising.

    That doesn't pass the smell test. What's really happening here is that you are at a loss for words because diversity has been a success story. Diversity in advertising has generated more profits. This disturbs you, and hence now you begin clawing and hissing at reality, like an angry cat who has no choice but to come out of the kitchen cupboard.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    , @Known Fact
    @Mycale

    The point of those ads is not to make black people feel good but to make liberal white people feel good. Like the Subaru ad with the black family out camping at the lake.

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Mycale

    "So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? "

    In a word, yes.

    Every race/ethnicity wants to see their own. Only Whites differ: badwhites are OK with seeing other, while goodwhites are positively enchanted with seeing nonwhites.

    The guy at castefootball.us discoursed on this years ago. MLB figured out that blacks wanted to see blacks on the field, Hispanics Hispanics, etc., while Whites (the majority) didn't care. Guess what? They recruited blacks and Hispanics.

    The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were "forced "to find Hispanics.

    You'll see some pushback from niches like Star Wars or LOTR, but the general White audience can't wait to pay again to see a all-black Cinderella.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Old Prude

    , @res
    @Mycale

    Thanks for making that 51%/14% point.

    Here is what looks like the original 2011 source for that Nielsen graphic.
    https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2011/american-video-habits-by-age-gender-and-ethnicity/

    Even after looking at that page I am not completely clear on what that graphic is measuring (anyone?).
    I am guessing it is similar to the second table beneath it which would represent average monthly viewing time by medium (so not population weighted).

  27. @obwandiyag
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hmm. I wonder.

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe "better they had died."

    Replies: @anon, @Bill, @AnotherDad, @TomSchmidt, @Sick of Orcs

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Prove it.

    Troll

  28. @Known Fact
    God forgive me but I'm thinking an X-Files reboot that starts out deadly serious each week but the black Sculley and Mulder then always get ridiculously scared -- bug-eyed 1930s stereotype scared -- whenever they encounter some creepy phenomenon.

    I'm not waiting on a phone call for this one

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @anon, @James J O'Meara, @J.Ross

    black Sculley and Mulder then always get ridiculously scared — bug-eyed 1930s stereotype scared — whenever they encounter some creepy phenomenon.

    Love the Charlie Chan driver… I remember seeing once on a television ad in the late 20th century.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  29. @Known Fact
    God forgive me but I'm thinking an X-Files reboot that starts out deadly serious each week but the black Sculley and Mulder then always get ridiculously scared -- bug-eyed 1930s stereotype scared -- whenever they encounter some creepy phenomenon.

    I'm not waiting on a phone call for this one

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @anon, @James J O'Meara, @J.Ross

    God forgive me but I’m thinking an X-Files reboot…

  30. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

    Very good looking twenty-five year old with no job and living with parents:
    Female = highly desirable marriage material
    Male = loser

  31. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:

    I guess it’s the immense brand name equity of American popular culture properties from the 20th Century.

    When they say “equity,” they mean the equity in your social capital and other assets.

  32. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:

    I guess it’s the immense brand name equity of American popular culture properties from the 20th Century. As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.

    Perhaps, but all these remakes are notable for how black, and aggressively black at that, they are. Despite the fact that the black proportion of the population has remained roughly constant, and the fact that the non-white non-blacks are in general not particularly interested in or enamored by blacks, certainly not like a non-trivial segment of white liberals are, especially those in the media and culture industries.

    These remakes seem driven mainly by a black narcissistic will to power coupled with a contingent of white liberals in the media and culture industries who either are very yielding to or indulgent of black narcissism or have some sort of fetish, for lack of a better word, for black narcissistic displays.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
    • Replies: @Bill
    @Anonymous

    "contingent of white liberals in the media and culture industries"

    , @Dani
    @Anonymous

    "These remakes seem driven mainly by a black narcissistic will to power coupled with a contingent of white liberals in the media and culture industries who either are very yielding to or indulgent of black narcissism" - ABSOLUTELY NAILED IT.

  33. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    We WASPs just love complaining about blacks. We just avoid doing it around bozos (who might rat us out).

  34. Anon[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag
    @Anonymous

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your "statistics" are skewed.

    And nobody, blacks or whites, likes the current crop of movies and tv shows, diverse, shiverse. Because they just suck. Got a statistic on sucking?

    Replies: @Anon, @John Johnson

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.

    ^ Spotted the dummy who dropped out of high school before he could get to economics 101. Did they even offer economics classes at your now shuttered, formerly consolidated high school?

    While yes, blacks have less money than whites, they’re more likely to spend it in the way that advertisers want: their stuff. White people are spendthrift cheapskates, backwards, untrendy, not brand loyal, and ultimately so outnumbered by minorities in the TV audience, that it doesn’t matter if they have more money.

    Just read this article from way back in 2016. Advertising companies were already madly in love with their African American audience back then.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/02/black-consumers-have-unprecedented-impact-in-2015/433725/

    You are not smarter than corporations. You are not making more money than they are. They don’t need your advice. Talk more about stuff you have expertise with… Like raping your sister, or brushing your teeth with portland cement.

    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Anon

    That's the dumbest comment I've ever seen.

    Yes corporations love blacks. But not because they care about making money. Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks, so its all blacks all the time. Mercedes and BMW run ads all the time featuring either black families or the typical black male / White female couple and mixed race kids. Think blacks buy BMWs or Mercedes?

    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    Corporations are also stupid. They lose money and go out of business all the time: Sears, K-Mart, etc. Or they get bailouts: Chrysler, GM. Corporations make money by oligarchic corruption, collusion, regulatory capture, and sheer scale. Microsoft makes a crummy product through and through, but their government ties and sheer size guarantee money flows in even though its run by idiots. Same with Google, Apple, etc. None of them make good products any more than GM.

    Mostly, its virtue signaling with a heaping helping of stupid to make the exec's intern mistress happy. Who in turn is a stupid 21 year old who knows nothing but the woke idiocy she was fed in school. Consider Coke teaming up with Biden to try and abolish the Georgia voter reform laws. Or MLB doing the same, when they themselves require photo id for picking up tickets. Or American and Delta Airlines. Now the latter will have to contend with higher fuel taxes, and other state fees. So too MLB and various states AGs are now planning to sue Coke for promoting obesity. [This was utterly predictable as the Biden attempt would simply eradicate the GOP completely thus the pols usually spineless would and could retaliate] But hey the execs who signed off on it impressed their intern mistresses. [Bill Gates apparently routinely propositioned female employees at Microsoft]. The NFL is now all proudly gay. The NFL is gay. How is that going over with their core audience which is White men? Not well at all, but hey the Commissioner likely made someone happy in his circle. Thats all that matters.

    At any rate, most advertising spending is online now and has been for some years. Cable cutting increases every year, even John Malone believes cable TV is a dying medium. TV broadcast viewership whether Over the Air or cable/satellite is also in big declines. All black all the time has revealed preference of Whites fleeing as they do in real life from blacks. Online spending in total is higher than TV. And there the problem of click farms and such means that mass targeting is useless, finely targeted ads in various social media platforms matter (Facebook Pinterest, Instagram) and campaigns are carefully analyzed. Often agencies are cut out entirely, you may have noticed consolidation under continually declining revenue. It does not take an expensive agency ad campaign to do A/B testing of basic banner offers on social media.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @Triteleia Laxa, @Bill, @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Anon

    2016? Dude, Pete Campbell was clued in back in 1962.

    "Is it possible negroes are outbuying people 2 to 1?"

    https://youtu.be/m_0DH6Qnozw

  35. @SafeNow
    https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67706c0000bebb0f13f355b1f0f4eb29d45dc0

    I wonder how much royalty the Wonder Years trailer had to pay to get by with a little help from The Beatles. I often hear jingles in tv commercials that are lifted from 60s songs. Kids will think, Wow great tune, and pay greater attention. Okay, they pay the royalty price, fair enough, free market, but still, it ticks me off that the young people who would regard me as an old-fart dinosaur are listening to MY music and thinking Wow. And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Reg Cæsar, @Dani

    I would imagine they paid less because they used the Joe Cocker version.

    • Agree: Cortes
  36. “As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.”

    As more people from all over the world pour into America, they will want everything we have.

    And they’ll take it.

    Meanwhile in South Africa…

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=tx5TcEcnLxo

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Anon7

    A choice of current headlines.

    ’It's impossible to get a loaf of bread. People are panic buying’

    In a national address on Monday night about the violence which started off as protests against former president Jacob Zuma’s jailing last week for contempt of court, Ramaphosa said the country could face food and medicine shortages as a result of disruptions to supply chains and industries across the two provinces.

    (Would Americans go out and be unruly if Trump was jailed? Or is Jacob Zuma just a more loveable person?)

    LIVE UPDATES: #SayNoToLooting – violence, looting continues despite SANDF deployment


    SANDF is it some sort of government twitter task force? No, it's the army.

    South Africans are hoping for an end to the violence, looting and intimidation that has rocked the country after President Cyril Ramaphosa said last night he would mobilise all available resources and capabilities to restore order in the country. However, widespread looting is still continuing in Gauteng and KZN.

    (Well, on the surface it's not that different from USA last summer. It was just that the looters were supported by the state apparatus in your case.)

    Replies: @Anon7

  37. @JohnnyWalker123
    Fine. As long as we're remaking all the old shows, let's remake "Different Strokes."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1MhqugRYg

    They actually made a truly disturbing episode of "Different Strokes." The episode featured a gay pedophile character who tries to groom Gary Coleman. The episode is actually pretty funny, but you're thinking "WTF???" throughout large parts of the episode.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdBjll62XHs

    There was one episode with a character in 'black face.'

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

    Gary Coleman was still a virgin at the age of 40.

    https://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/gary-coleman-is-a-40-year-old-virgin-57175681/

    Coleman, who turned 40 last week, tells news show The Insider he’s still a virgin: “It’s my business, it’s my issue and I really don’t think it’s a problem.”

     

    Coleman finally ended up getting married, but he then soon got divorced. Here he is in divorce court.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgrG4SB3Kw

    We miss you, Gary Coleman.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/gary_coleman-300x450.jpg

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @ScarletNumber, @Desiderius, @Michelle

    The creepiest part of the Diff’rent Strokes special episode was that the pedo was played by the Big Guy, Mr. Carlson from WKRP in Cincinnati, so he was a well-known actor.

    There was also an episode were Arnold and Kimberly decide to hitchhike and the guy ends up trying to come on to her while Arnold is locked up in the other room. Of course, why they wouldn’t just call for a limo is unknown…

    • Replies: @Charlotte
    @ScarletNumber

    Educating kids about stranger danger was a big thing back then. I imagine the producers promoted the episode as a sort of PSA-“Watch this special episode with your kids so they’ll learn about the dangers posed by pedos!”

    Having been a child during that era, I have mixed feelings about the push to educate kids. I’m not sure how much good the warnings did (the only time a pedo ever came on to me, I totally failed to understand his intent until years later when I heard he’d molested a friend), but I am sure they helped eat away at social trust.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

  38. Anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mycale
    @Anonymous

    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you're telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it's still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn't make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that's what is happening now. It's totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @James J O'Meara, @res

    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.

    Except if you didn’t notice from looking at the chart, dummy, white people are 62% of the US population, and shrinking fast. Hence white people are severely underrepresented among movie theatre audiences. Blacks, Asians and Hispanics are punching above their weight at the theatres. And let’s face it, those “whites” at the theatres were Irish, Italians, Serbians, Jews, Russians, Armenians, etc… People who are down with the Negroid struggle and like seeing them on the silver screen (particularly when they are half naked and covered in body oil).

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it’s still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn’t make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that’s what is happening now. It’s totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.

    Ok, so what you’re saying is that you know better about how to make money than the corporations who pay for these advertisements. In spite of the fact that you’re poor, while American corporations were making record profits prior to coronavirus, and with some online advertisers like Google’s Alphabet weathering the pandemic to come through with record profits, while increasing diversity in advertising.

    That doesn’t pass the smell test. What’s really happening here is that you are at a loss for words because diversity has been a success story. Diversity in advertising has generated more profits. This disturbs you, and hence now you begin clawing and hissing at reality, like an angry cat who has no choice but to come out of the kitchen cupboard.

    • LOL: Bill
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Serbs?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Corvinus

    , @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    If you take all the white people left in America (excluding the ones in nursing homes who can't go to the theater anymore and excluding the ones in rural areas where there are few if any movie theaters) and exclude from the remaining white count Hispanics, Irish, Italians, Serbians, Jews, Russians, Armenians, etc., who is left? If you are talking about California, I think Steve might be the last man standing.

    I am not wild with glee about this like many Leftists, but the truth is that Old Stock White Men no longer represent the average consumer in America . Increasingly, they are going to live in a world that is not tailored to their desires.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  39. @obwandiyag
    @Anonymous

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your "statistics" are skewed.

    And nobody, blacks or whites, likes the current crop of movies and tv shows, diverse, shiverse. Because they just suck. Got a statistic on sucking?

    Replies: @Anon, @John Johnson

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.

    This is correct.

    White people keep the theaters is business by buying popcorn and soda for their families and dates.

    Sports venues can have the same problem. Too many Blacks and they lose concession sales.

    Blacks do watch a lot of TV and that is a shame. The vast majority of television is cynical towards America and they really don’t need added negativity.

    • Replies: @Johnplywood
    @John Johnson

    It doesn't matter how much money white people have if they won't spend it. Whites save, blacks take out loans. That's why white people frequently complain of seeing minorities in nice cars and clothes. White people have never kept businesses alive; on the contrary, businesses seem to collapse around white people like they're made of kryptonite. Look at all those rural midwestern towns that look like they got hit with a 40mt nuclear weapon.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  40. I know it sounds like an In Living Color sketch, but in 2005 there was a black movie version of The Honeymooners, where Ralph is still a bus driver, which actually makes sense.

  41. @Altai
    @Anonymous

    But TV isn't the same as cinema. With cinema you pay to see something, with TV you don't pay for things directly, TV shows make their money through advertising and the economic value of an audience makes a big difference to the potential advertising value.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    But TV isn’t the same as cinema. With cinema you pay to see something, with TV you don’t pay for things directly, TV shows make their money through advertising and the economic value of an audience makes a big difference to the potential advertising value.

    But you do pay the cable bill.

    That is why cable companies are allowed to sell giant packages. The government looked at requiring them to sell smaller packages of channels and a liberal alliance blocked it by arguing that certain channels (Black, gay) would lose funding. Well duh.

    A lot of cable is actually propped up by ESPN and the sports packages. The same is true for cable news. If White people could only buy sports or news then Hollywood would panic.

    The simple answer is for White men to get a life and stop watching sports so much. Also stop watching cable news. It is all garbage including Fox.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @John Johnson


    A lot of cable is actually propped up by ESPN and the sports packages.
     
    That was true 10-15 years ago, but not today. Disney has been losing $$$/barely breaking even on ESPN for a few years now. A lot of the wokeness ESPN has had has killed it (recall Bruce Jenner winning its female athlete of the year when he went tranny), Monday Night Football's crash in ratings was long-discussed and yet unstoppable (modern football fans are not wowed by "football on a Monday!" as folks who grew up with three networks and football-on-a-Sunday-only), the Barry Bonds debacle,and the internet has certainly given a lot more places for bored sports guys to waste their time than watching warmed-over sports trivia shows and studio shows with blacks/lesbians hosting and speculating wildly hour and after hour.
  42. @Mycale
    @Anonymous

    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you're telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it's still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn't make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that's what is happening now. It's totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @James J O'Meara, @res

    The point of those ads is not to make black people feel good but to make liberal white people feel good. Like the Subaru ad with the black family out camping at the lake.

  43. @John Johnson
    @obwandiyag

    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.

    This is correct.

    White people keep the theaters is business by buying popcorn and soda for their families and dates.

    Sports venues can have the same problem. Too many Blacks and they lose concession sales.

    Blacks do watch a lot of TV and that is a shame. The vast majority of television is cynical towards America and they really don't need added negativity.

    Replies: @Johnplywood

    It doesn’t matter how much money white people have if they won’t spend it. Whites save, blacks take out loans. That’s why white people frequently complain of seeing minorities in nice cars and clothes. White people have never kept businesses alive; on the contrary, businesses seem to collapse around white people like they’re made of kryptonite. Look at all those rural midwestern towns that look like they got hit with a 40mt nuclear weapon.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Johnplywood

    It doesn’t matter how much money white people have if they won’t spend it. Whites save, blacks take out loans. That’s why white people frequently complain of seeing minorities in nice cars and clothes. White people have never kept businesses alive; on the contrary, businesses seem to collapse around white people like they’re made of kryptonite. Look at all those rural midwestern towns that look like they got hit with a 40mt nuclear weapon.

    You have clearly never been to a Black area.

    Do your own google maps search of movie theaters in Detroit.

    The major theater companies don't have screens near the downtown.

    Do the same search on De Moines. You will see a group of AMC theaters despite it being far less populated.

    Yes there are rural towns that have collapsed for economic reasons or because White people have moved elsewhere.

    White people have never kept businesses alive

    White people invented the modern business. You are nuts.

  44. @Sick of Orcs
    A Black Wonder Years could be good...show the stable Black families of pre-1965, then the chaos wrought by democrap psychopath LBJ's welfare state.

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Polistra, @AnotherDad

  45. There is no creativity crisis in Hollywood. Just publicly traded companies run by Harvard MBAs who know everything better than everyone else running everything to the ground for the sake of more shareholder value and better pay for themselves. There is a larger minority market than in the past, so of course, they’ll go for it. There is also data science, helping generate more of the same ideas.

    There are always creative people, it is just that they cannot go past gatekeepers anymore. Data, economics, and business culture make it harder for them because by definition creative work requires risk-taking.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Blade

    There is no creativity crisis in Hollywood. Just publicly traded companies run by Harvard MBAs

    No, it's not about the money. Just as that Gillette "toxic masculinity" advert during the Super Bowl a few years back was not about the money. Just as the stuff Nickelodean and Di$ney shove onto cable is not about the money.

    It's about something else. It's not about the money.

    Replies: @Blade

    , @Bill
    @Blade


    (modern football fans are not wowed by “football on a Monday!” as folks who grew up with three networks and football-on-a-Sunday-only)
     
    I think the cast of Monday Night Football was more important than the timeslot, although I agree that was important, too. Sportsball TV is so thoroughly corporatized and anodyne now that it's really hard to believe Dandy Don and Howard Cosell ever existed.

    It's a more general thing with TV. When I was a teenager, I used to drink at the dive bar where one of the local TV station's anchors got drunk between the 6 and 11pm broadcasts. Their drunkenness was not exactly difficult to detect if you were up at 11. Weathermen used to be kinda weirdos rather than the animatronic corporate puppets they are now.

    Live TV is painfully dull now for just the reasons you're discussing.

    Replies: @JMcG

  46. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    Interesting data.

  47. These remakes/reboots, but with a “diverse cast” and woke lectures, all smack of bad directors doing a Shakespeare play but setting it in X: Outerspace, 19th Century London, N a z i Germany, American Wild West,etc.. Or of making the whole cast black or female or Asian or midgets. It’s tiresome and trite.

    In other words, it’s really just stunts to hide the fact that the director isn’t very good/trying very hard but wants attention. So yeah, creative bankruptcy, I agree. It’s Soviet entertainment, everything was either infused with lecturing and hectoring or else was something beloved long ago.

    However, I think the wokeness/forced diversity has actually caused the bankruptcy. Or perhaps its a vicious cycle: hire woke, diverse creators based on politics/identity over more talented folks with the wrong politics/identity, and you get folks who can’t do anything but screech politics didactically and try to reboot old materials and “fix” them. Bad writers can’t be originally good.

    Now, as each year the culture becomes more fragmented, the old Networks and studios keep trying nostalgia to drag old people to watching, and hopefully bring retro younger folks with them. Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it. And 80’s movies have Millenials watching and loving (likely secretly because the movies show majority-white high schools and family world that warms them in a way they don’t want to describe).

    So the corporate media is ok with all the reboots, because they figure its the only way to draw in any large audiences, and thus the woke/diversity brigades aren’t being kicked out yet. The Wonder Years is probably a show that can do such a reboot with blacks, but it will be all racism nostalgia, all the time, and thus drive everyone away. Frasier is set to reboot soon, likely with a more “diverse” cast (perhaps he finds love with a black tranny), which will likely be awful (Frasier ended when it was tired and yet still kicking; I highly doubt they will find anything new to keep it fresh).

    Surprisingly, a few years ago they were going to reboot of Murder, She Wrote (the old Angela Lansbury 80’s series where the old lady solved mysteries)….with a black female lead instead. Quelle surprise. But fans heard about it and revolted online, and it was quite surprising how many people objected loudly to it. They decided to shelve the idea. Good for them. If you want to do a mystery show, just do it and risk the win/loss.

    However, I’ve long thought that a series that could be rebooted successfully today with a new cast would be the 80’s scifi series Quantum Leap (originally made by center-right TV titan Donald P. Bellasario, who also made NCIS, JAG, and Magnum, P.I.). In the show, the protagonist was a scientist who got caught in a time travel experiment and had to “leap” through time (and into various people) and “fix” things that went wrong in the past. It made Scott Bakula a star.

    In a reboot, they could just say that a later, younger, scientific group discovered the old notes of the scientists from the previous show, and decided to try it themselves, without knowing or meeting the original group.

    The twist in the new Quantum Leap would be the time traveller would be the womanizing lout while the hologram-guardian would be the morally-pure, priggish one (in the old Quantum Leap, the time traveller Sam was a “choir boy” and the hologram-guardian was a 5-times-divorced ladies man Al). You could even have call back episodes where the new guy meets Sam (who, in the finale of the old show, was still leaping and was said to be leaping forever until he died) in a mutual leap and work together (Scott Bakula gets a cameo), and new guy could “fix” old TV show leaps that messed up later. And you’d get more 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s nostalgia, which would work to draw viewers in (Quantum Leap was, for all its scifiness/action elements, a nostalgia show in the vein of Wonder Years for Boomers, so this could be for Millenials.).

    But of course, they’d mess it up by making episode an attack on any non-woke thing from a few years back–every show would be about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.. Unless helmed by righties, who could humorously depict lefties eating each other over the latest change in propaganda versus just five years before.

    Anyway, yeah, for the most part, reboots and remakes suck and are just tools for bad woke artists to wallow in.

    • Replies: @Rob
    @R.G. Camara

    Damn, this is a great idea! Seriously, if you have any industry connections, even Kevin Bacon-style, give this a shot

    , @Known Fact
    @R.G. Camara

    No mention of Quantum Leap is complete without a nod to Time Tunnel, the 1966 series where James Darren and Robert Colbert randomly bounce around trying in vain to reroute the Titanic, prevent Pearl Harbor and Little Big Horn etc etc. In an early feminist touch TV goddess Lee Meriwether plays one of the time techies back at base. The reboot would of course have to feature a handsome black guy, a fabulous gay white and an all-knowing tranny techie.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UkdOW51HKZ4/T_iL5dBA5xI/AAAAAAAAnws/GfKAchMYUo4/s1600/220px-James_Darren_Lee_Meriwether_Robert_Colbert_Time_Tunnel_1966.JPG

    Replies: @guest007, @Known Fact, @LondonBob, @Hrw-500

    , @Peter Akuleyev
    @R.G. Camara

    Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it.

    Your post was plausible up until this point.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    , @Triteleia Laxa
    @R.G. Camara


    However, I think the wokeness/forced diversity has actually caused the bankruptcy.
     
    That's too neat, though Wokeness and this bankruptcy come from the same source, or rather, our societies cutting ourselves off from the source.

    Where do you think creativity comes from?
  48. @Mike Tre
    "As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here."

    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

    Replies: @Kronos, @AnotherDad, @Stan d Mute, @njguy73

    Maybe just as comic material.

  49. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    Asian much too busy study for to be watch TV like stupid people!

  50. @Joe Stalin
    https://twitter.com/HarmlessYardDog/status/1414710816339742723

    Replies: @Altai, @Polistra

    How many years away from that is the USA?
    Keeping in mind last summer, for instance.

  51. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    This analysis is nonsense, it is deeply flawed.

    First, for movies, while non-Whites may go to movies in the US more than Whites, and are generally younger than Whites, they are mostly non-black. Thus, black black black black blackety black black black is not a winning market move for movies.

    Second, movies since at least the 2000s have been made for a GLOBAL audience. This means, basically US+EU+China+India. There are collectively in that global audience not many blacks. Chinese in particular don’t like seeing lots of leading man blacks, and neither do Indians or most paying Europeans.

    Third, as the FT Lex column observed years ago, movie studios are theme parks with studios attached. Most movies made are done so with an eye for attractions, rides, merchandise, etc. A good example would be Frozen, the original has made Disney enormous amounts of revenue and profit. Simply licensing those characters provides a guaranteed stream of income (as long as they don’t screw up the sequel). As Lucas found with Star Wars, the real money is in merchandise not ticket sales. Whites buy merchandise. Blacks mostly just steal it. You know its true.

    Fourth, black-ifying or woke-ifying beloved shows ruins the licensing stream. Kathleen Kennedy managed to match JJ Abrams and the show runners of Picard and Star Trek Discovery who killed the Star Trek franchise by killing the Star Wars franchise. By wokeifying and blackifying both, and making beloved original or semi-original characters look awful, all both teams did was destroy the appetite for more toys, games, etc. Who wants a Picard or Star Trek stuff when its all evil and the only good thing is some black chick? Black chicks are not the audience for Star Trek any more than woke lesbians are the audience for Star Wars.

    Fifth, blackifying came on like gang busters during late Obama Administration. During 2010, blacks occupied the usual amount of screen space as magical racial redeemers for conflicted White guys in movies like the Green Mile. By 2014 it was black black black black black everywhere.

    Sixth, this comes on the heels of comic books, aimed since the end of the 1990s comic book bust, at White nerds 30-60 now, remaking all the White characters into gay blacks. Or gays. Or blacks. Blacks don’t buy comic books, the founders of Milestone Comics (all black imprint and original characters) found that out.

    Seventh, TV is based on viewership (both pure numbers and demographics of viewers), money from cable (constantly declining), and resales of original content in syndication. Blacks are the least desirable audience, even though they watch more. There are fewer of them, and most have no money. In 2010 the average White household net worth was over $125,000. The average black net worth per household was about $1,000. Per Pew Hispanic Trust. Roughly. I am sure you can look the actual numbess up.

    Consider all those ads by Mercedes, Lexus, BMW featuring black families. Are they aiming at blacks? No, White women of course. Women make or influence 85% of all consumer purchases, so advertisers only want White women. And upper class White women. Who can’t get enough black black black black black.

    But its more than that. Ad agencies are now largely staffed by blacks, so its all black black black black black. Hollywood is now run at the exec level by black and White women. Jewish males have been largely pushed out. Its why Disney and the other studios have explicitly STATED they want only:

    *Black actors
    *Black producers
    *Black writers
    *Black directors

    Black people in entertainment are ethnically nepotistically colonizing Hollywood the way Indians did IT. Good luck getting hired in Hollywood if you are White. Even big shot names can’t get movies or TV shows made any more, because they are White and male.

    Hollywood is all black, all the time. Because people like Kathleen Kennedy figure black folks won’t create a hit. Hits threaten the execs as they cause the CEO or Board Members to wonder if the hit maker might be better in charge than the exec. A bunch of woke garbage that is all black black black black black is failure proof. People don’t watch Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney Streaming because its all black and woke? Bunch of racist bigots. Not the execs fault or show runners fault. People are not responding to the all black male / White female couples in Mercedes ads? Racist bigots. Not the Agencies fault, and did you see their diversity award?

    Its a classic agency problem. Hollywood execs are very interested in money — their salary, bonuses, and continued contracts. They could care less about the companies they work for making money and will actively destroy them if it means (and it usually does) they advance their own personal careers by wokeism that also sees off talented White guys who can develop shows/movies/writers/actors that make money. Its similar to the US Military Upper Officer Corps particularly the JCS, and most political leaders. The old awful movie moguls were awful people, mostly, but because it was their dollar on the line and their profit at the end they produced movies that people wanted to see: Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc.

    Consider this: Hollywood’s last big “mega hit” was Raiders of the Lost Ark. With toys, games, merchandising, etc. and it was also the last new thing. Favreau and Kevin Feige did do an interesting twist to drop teasers for the next movie into the post-credits sequence, and the idea of a comic book wider shared universe (both taken from the original comics). But it was just adapting techniques and stories from other formats.

    Creatively black people are a dead end in writing and directing and producing. Some innovative musical genres (now exclusively White: Jazz, Blues) were done by black people whose musical innovations or even high quality ended around 1988 or so (along admittedly with Whites). No black writer has created even anything approaching say Georges Simenon’s Maigret or Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. On the page no one knows the author is black. The story is entertaining or not, and blacks in writing and creating stories can’t entertain.

    • Agree: R.G. Camara
    • Thanks: Catdog
    • Troll: Johnplywood
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Whiskey

    Hollywood is not colonized by blacks; it is willingly, due to temporary insanity, letting be colonized by blacks. Until ....

    , @Yngvar
    @Whiskey


    Hollywood execs are very interested in money
     
    The zeitgeist view among the trendsetters in the US is very binary -- black v white -- in the present. The rest of the world doesn't look at it that way. Hence the Black Widow, not very black but a lot of money.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybji16u608U

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Whiskey


    Hollywood is now run at the exec level by black and White women. Jewish males have been largely pushed out. Its why Disney and the other studios have explicitly STATED they want only:
     
    Yeah, sure Whiskey, whatever you say. Of course ten years ago you were saying it was all WASPs running Hollywood.

    Or maybe you're just full of s**t.

  52. @John Johnson
    @Altai

    But TV isn’t the same as cinema. With cinema you pay to see something, with TV you don’t pay for things directly, TV shows make their money through advertising and the economic value of an audience makes a big difference to the potential advertising value.

    But you do pay the cable bill.

    That is why cable companies are allowed to sell giant packages. The government looked at requiring them to sell smaller packages of channels and a liberal alliance blocked it by arguing that certain channels (Black, gay) would lose funding. Well duh.

    A lot of cable is actually propped up by ESPN and the sports packages. The same is true for cable news. If White people could only buy sports or news then Hollywood would panic.

    The simple answer is for White men to get a life and stop watching sports so much. Also stop watching cable news. It is all garbage including Fox.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    A lot of cable is actually propped up by ESPN and the sports packages.

    That was true 10-15 years ago, but not today. Disney has been losing $$$/barely breaking even on ESPN for a few years now. A lot of the wokeness ESPN has had has killed it (recall Bruce Jenner winning its female athlete of the year when he went tranny), Monday Night Football’s crash in ratings was long-discussed and yet unstoppable (modern football fans are not wowed by “football on a Monday!” as folks who grew up with three networks and football-on-a-Sunday-only), the Barry Bonds debacle,and the internet has certainly given a lot more places for bored sports guys to waste their time than watching warmed-over sports trivia shows and studio shows with blacks/lesbians hosting and speculating wildly hour and after hour.

  53. @RichardTaylor
    Almost all the creativity came from Aryans of one variety or the other.

    People of color and apparently most Ashkenazi are pretty lame in this area.

    Replies: @Anon

    Almost all the creativity came from Aryans of one variety or the other.

    People of color and apparently most Ashkenazi are pretty lame in this area.

    The Ashkenazi know how to tell a beguiling story.

    • LOL: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    @Anon


    The Ashkenazi know how to tell a beguiling story.
     
    It's interesting though, apparently the ancient Hebrews got a lot of their stories from other sources. Not really "stealing" them but being influenced by the Babylonians, etc.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

  54. Steve, comments in mod. Thanks.

  55. The obvious solution is to go back to the roots of Western theatre, and start depicting the black experience in the form of Greek tragedy.

    Since scholars have failed to discover the origins of Greek tragedy, it would be easy for African Americans to culturally appropriate it by saying the Greeks stole it from Africans during the days when the Greeks had built their civilisation on slavery (historical accuracy be damned: Africans were the only slaves in all of history, don’t ‘cha know).

    For example, the Tragedy of George Floyd:

    Floyd, the tragic hero (in conventional Greek tragedy, Floyd would be an anti-hero, but Aristotilean rules don’t apply to blacks), whose misfortune is visited upon him not through vice or depravity but by some error of judgment. His tragic fall elicits the pity of the audience, for the undeserved misfortune he suffers, and further elicits the fear felt by the audience when they contemplate that such misfortune could possibly befall themselves in similar situations.

    Chauvin as antagonist, who woke up every day with the hope he could vex our protagonist. There is no question he is evil in this drama.

    MSM as Greek Chorus, stomping and dancing, speaking their lines in unison, and always wearing masks.

    The story certainly meets the requisite three unities:

    Unity of action: Prolonged knee on neck, with other sub-plots dismissed as irrelevant

    Unity of place: The only scene is on the ground behind the car.

    Unity of time: The whole play unfolds in less than ten minutes; nothing outside this period is relevant.

    As for catharsis, there is no doubt that the Summer of 2020 and beyond has shown no shortage of catharsis in the black and woke communities.

    Deus ex machina in the form of the US judicial system comes too late to help poor Floyd, but it rains money upon his next of kin and shields the cathartic from prosecution for their catharsis in the streets, while ruthlessly raining ruin on the privileged oppressors who made the wicked institutions that could create monsters such as Chauvin possible.

    • Thanks: ic1000
    • Replies: @Cortes
    @The Alarmist

    Superb!

    Thanks. George will have to be played by one of those Africans with a plummy English accent and a history with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Or go full-on Ancient Greek (painted statues &c) and black up Kenneth Branagh or similar.

    Chauvin? Get sparkle socks Justin to play him.

    , @Paco Wové
    @The Alarmist

    "Floyd ... whose misfortune is visited upon him not through vice or depravity but by some error of judgment. "

    Hmmm... are you implying that something could be wrong with a black man? The reverend Dr. I.X. Kendi would not approve!

  56. @Mycale
    @Anonymous

    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you're telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it's still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn't make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that's what is happening now. It's totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @James J O'Meara, @res

    “So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? ”

    In a word, yes.

    Every race/ethnicity wants to see their own. Only Whites differ: badwhites are OK with seeing other, while goodwhites are positively enchanted with seeing nonwhites.

    The guy at castefootball.us discoursed on this years ago. MLB figured out that blacks wanted to see blacks on the field, Hispanics Hispanics, etc., while Whites (the majority) didn’t care. Guess what? They recruited blacks and Hispanics.

    The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were “forced “to find Hispanics.

    You’ll see some pushback from niches like Star Wars or LOTR, but the general White audience can’t wait to pay again to see a all-black Cinderella.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @James J O'Meara

    "The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were “forced “to find Hispanics."

    Sandy Koufax disappeared?

    The Dodgers have discovered one star Mexican player in 60+ years in Los Angeles, Fernando Valenzuela.

    The Dodger lineup at the beginning of the season was one African-American outfielder, seven white Americans field players, four white starting pitchers, one Mexican SP, and a closer who is black and from Curacao (which is, what, Danish by history?)

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Old Prude
    @James J O'Meara

    " Only Whites differ: badwhites are OK with seeing other, while goodwhites are positively enchanted with seeing nonwhites."

    Old Prude, for one, is no long OK seeing the other, as the other has been weaponized against him. If I get a Duluth Trading Company or Equine Smart Pak or LL Bean catalogue with black on the cover, it goes straight in the trash. Blacks do not work in construction and do not ride horses and do not go camping.

    I find it amazing that good whites would be "enchanted" by such obvious fraud.

  57. @Known Fact
    God forgive me but I'm thinking an X-Files reboot that starts out deadly serious each week but the black Sculley and Mulder then always get ridiculously scared -- bug-eyed 1930s stereotype scared -- whenever they encounter some creepy phenomenon.

    I'm not waiting on a phone call for this one

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @anon, @James J O'Meara, @J.Ross

    I wants ta baleef!

  58. @Anon
    @obwandiyag


    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.
     
    ^ Spotted the dummy who dropped out of high school before he could get to economics 101. Did they even offer economics classes at your now shuttered, formerly consolidated high school?


    While yes, blacks have less money than whites, they're more likely to spend it in the way that advertisers want: their stuff. White people are spendthrift cheapskates, backwards, untrendy, not brand loyal, and ultimately so outnumbered by minorities in the TV audience, that it doesn't matter if they have more money.


    Just read this article from way back in 2016. Advertising companies were already madly in love with their African American audience back then.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/02/black-consumers-have-unprecedented-impact-in-2015/433725/



    You are not smarter than corporations. You are not making more money than they are. They don't need your advice. Talk more about stuff you have expertise with... Like raping your sister, or brushing your teeth with portland cement.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Peter D. Bredon

    That’s the dumbest comment I’ve ever seen.

    Yes corporations love blacks. But not because they care about making money. Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks, so its all blacks all the time. Mercedes and BMW run ads all the time featuring either black families or the typical black male / White female couple and mixed race kids. Think blacks buy BMWs or Mercedes?

    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    Corporations are also stupid. They lose money and go out of business all the time: Sears, K-Mart, etc. Or they get bailouts: Chrysler, GM. Corporations make money by oligarchic corruption, collusion, regulatory capture, and sheer scale. Microsoft makes a crummy product through and through, but their government ties and sheer size guarantee money flows in even though its run by idiots. Same with Google, Apple, etc. None of them make good products any more than GM.

    Mostly, its virtue signaling with a heaping helping of stupid to make the exec’s intern mistress happy. Who in turn is a stupid 21 year old who knows nothing but the woke idiocy she was fed in school. Consider Coke teaming up with Biden to try and abolish the Georgia voter reform laws. Or MLB doing the same, when they themselves require photo id for picking up tickets. Or American and Delta Airlines. Now the latter will have to contend with higher fuel taxes, and other state fees. So too MLB and various states AGs are now planning to sue Coke for promoting obesity. [This was utterly predictable as the Biden attempt would simply eradicate the GOP completely thus the pols usually spineless would and could retaliate] But hey the execs who signed off on it impressed their intern mistresses. [Bill Gates apparently routinely propositioned female employees at Microsoft]. The NFL is now all proudly gay. The NFL is gay. How is that going over with their core audience which is White men? Not well at all, but hey the Commissioner likely made someone happy in his circle. Thats all that matters.

    At any rate, most advertising spending is online now and has been for some years. Cable cutting increases every year, even John Malone believes cable TV is a dying medium. TV broadcast viewership whether Over the Air or cable/satellite is also in big declines. All black all the time has revealed preference of Whites fleeing as they do in real life from blacks. Online spending in total is higher than TV. And there the problem of click farms and such means that mass targeting is useless, finely targeted ads in various social media platforms matter (Facebook Pinterest, Instagram) and campaigns are carefully analyzed. Often agencies are cut out entirely, you may have noticed consolidation under continually declining revenue. It does not take an expensive agency ad campaign to do A/B testing of basic banner offers on social media.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Whiskey


    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.
     
    You've obviously never been to a liquor store. Shitavious is shelling out his last $10 on a 200ml bottle of Hennessy, 'cept he be callin' it Hennie, bitch.

    https://brownatthebar.com/2017/02/02/hennessy-and-black-culture/

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Triteleia Laxa
    @Whiskey


    Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red
     
    Yes, he most certainly is. Barkevious Mingo, a better catch-all name than the crude "Shitavious", even if he had no money, would know exactly what Courvoisier is, and would spent his last few notes on it every time. Showoffs enjoy showing off.

    Everyone should learn to enjoy showing off some of the time.
    , @Bill
    @Whiskey


    Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks
     
    I'm old enough to remember when Whiskey used to claim that Hollywood was run by WASPS.

    I wonder what the net effect of Whiskey's posting career has been. Has he changed a single mind in the direction he ostensibly wants to change them?

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Stan Adams

    , @Gaspar DeLaFunk
    @Whiskey

    This endless moronic junk,"Fast N Furious" kind of belies your theory. Its a cash cow,a treasure trove. Of course,it seems more Hispanic friendly,but I'd think a lot of blacks want to see Ludacris in space.

  59. @Rahan
    I take a look at what's happening on the screen these days https://screenrant.com/
    And yes, it's literally just copies of copies of copies of shit and splinters of splinters of splinters of old franchises.
    It's like a mirror maze of bullshit created by commercial algorithms.
    Not to mention the generic article and review writing style itself which is bloody identical in every bloody publication about any topic and has been for a decade. Is the same algorithm writing all these articles as well?
    ("Yes it is, and here's why that's a good thing, an article by Rachel Silversteinman")

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @photondancer

    It’s surprisingly easy, barely an inconvenience.

  60. res says:
    @Mycale
    @Anonymous

    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you're telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it's still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn't make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that's what is happening now. It's totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Known Fact, @James J O'Meara, @res

    Thanks for making that 51%/14% point.

    Here is what looks like the original 2011 source for that Nielsen graphic.
    https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2011/american-video-habits-by-age-gender-and-ethnicity/

    Even after looking at that page I am not completely clear on what that graphic is measuring (anyone?).
    I am guessing it is similar to the second table beneath it which would represent average monthly viewing time by medium (so not population weighted).

  61. @Anon
    @obwandiyag


    But white people have more money to buy things. And so your “statistics” are skewed.
     
    ^ Spotted the dummy who dropped out of high school before he could get to economics 101. Did they even offer economics classes at your now shuttered, formerly consolidated high school?


    While yes, blacks have less money than whites, they're more likely to spend it in the way that advertisers want: their stuff. White people are spendthrift cheapskates, backwards, untrendy, not brand loyal, and ultimately so outnumbered by minorities in the TV audience, that it doesn't matter if they have more money.


    Just read this article from way back in 2016. Advertising companies were already madly in love with their African American audience back then.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/02/black-consumers-have-unprecedented-impact-in-2015/433725/



    You are not smarter than corporations. You are not making more money than they are. They don't need your advice. Talk more about stuff you have expertise with... Like raping your sister, or brushing your teeth with portland cement.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Peter D. Bredon

    2016? Dude, Pete Campbell was clued in back in 1962.

    “Is it possible negroes are outbuying people 2 to 1?”

  62. @James J O'Meara
    @Mycale

    "So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? "

    In a word, yes.

    Every race/ethnicity wants to see their own. Only Whites differ: badwhites are OK with seeing other, while goodwhites are positively enchanted with seeing nonwhites.

    The guy at castefootball.us discoursed on this years ago. MLB figured out that blacks wanted to see blacks on the field, Hispanics Hispanics, etc., while Whites (the majority) didn't care. Guess what? They recruited blacks and Hispanics.

    The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were "forced "to find Hispanics.

    You'll see some pushback from niches like Star Wars or LOTR, but the general White audience can't wait to pay again to see a all-black Cinderella.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Old Prude

    “The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were “forced “to find Hispanics.”

    Sandy Koufax disappeared?

    The Dodgers have discovered one star Mexican player in 60+ years in Los Angeles, Fernando Valenzuela.

    The Dodger lineup at the beginning of the season was one African-American outfielder, seven white Americans field players, four white starting pitchers, one Mexican SP, and a closer who is black and from Curacao (which is, what, Danish by history?)

    • Replies: @anon
    @Steve Sailer

    ...and a closer who is black and from Curacao (which is, what, Danish by history?)

    Dutch.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao

    Baseball is more popular there than one might expect.


    In 2004, the Little League Baseball team from Willemstad, Curaçao, won the world title in a game against the United States champion from Thousand Oaks, California. The Willemstad lineup included Jurickson Profar, the standout shortstop prospect who now plays for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, and Jonathan Schoop.
     
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Curaçao (which is, what, Danish by history?)
     
    Dutch. The USVI are Danish.

    But their driving habits are Swedish-- pre-Dagen-H Swedish:


    Why does the US Virgin Islands mandate driving on the 'wrong' (left) side of the road, yet Puerto Rico drives on the right side despite both places being US territories?

  63. @Anonymous
    @Mycale


    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.
     
    Except if you didn't notice from looking at the chart, dummy, white people are 62% of the US population, and shrinking fast. Hence white people are severely underrepresented among movie theatre audiences. Blacks, Asians and Hispanics are punching above their weight at the theatres. And let's face it, those "whites" at the theatres were Irish, Italians, Serbians, Jews, Russians, Armenians, etc... People who are down with the Negroid struggle and like seeing them on the silver screen (particularly when they are half naked and covered in body oil).

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it’s still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn’t make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that’s what is happening now. It’s totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.
     
    Ok, so what you're saying is that you know better about how to make money than the corporations who pay for these advertisements. In spite of the fact that you're poor, while American corporations were making record profits prior to coronavirus, and with some online advertisers like Google's Alphabet weathering the pandemic to come through with record profits, while increasing diversity in advertising.

    That doesn't pass the smell test. What's really happening here is that you are at a loss for words because diversity has been a success story. Diversity in advertising has generated more profits. This disturbs you, and hence now you begin clawing and hissing at reality, like an angry cat who has no choice but to come out of the kitchen cupboard.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    Serbs?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Steve Sailer

    I had the same thought about "Italians." Anonymous [371] is obviously not a native of Brooklyn, southeastern Queens (e.g., Howard Beach, Ozone Park) or Staten Island.

    "Serbs?" is a great one-word punch line. Right up there with "Burgers?"

    Replies: @silviosilver

    , @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    "The push for diversity comes at a moment when Hollywood creativity is at a low. Almost all original ideas are considered too much of a creative risk, especially in film".

    I would argue that Hollywood creativity has been relatively high. The age of streaming, with Netflix, APPLE TV, and Amazon Prime at the forefront, has produced a wide range of binge-able, innovative content, from "Stranger Things" to the "Morning Show" to "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". An emphasis on character growth, with higher production values and multiple ongoing themes and subplots, are major factors why increasing numbers of American viewers and critics believe that creative material has exploded in the past 5-10 years.

    "So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original"

    Shows from the 1980's and 1990's like the Wonder Years were nostalgic pieces offering one version of a person's or group's reality. The "reboots" or "new versions" are not necessarily a correction, but a reflection of the lives of other people living in a particular era that were not presented on TV or in movies when I or we grew up. We all try and remember those key moments growing up, and take out on occasion that box in our bedroom closet or in the attic of the mementos to reconnect with our fond memories.

    Although, the "Black Wonder Years" is set in 1960's Alabama, so it will be interesting to see how the writers of the show showcase the characters and plot. NOTICE that even blacks today believe there ought not to be a "reboot". It's as if not all black people are on board (gasp) with the "Cultural Marxist" agenda.

    https://twitter.com/Intentionalee/status/1412585844507037698

    https://twitter.com/VocalTurf/status/1412593287345627144

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

  64. It’s not just movies, creativity has gibe down everywhere else. Since cellphones, there has been no path breaking invention.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @indocon


    Since cellphones, there has been no path breaking invention.
     
    I would say smartphones, which have brought a lot of good and a lot of ill to the world.

    All other real, recent technical achievements are mere incremental improvements to what has come before.

    There is a lot of vaporware stuff that appears to be moving forward, like AI.

    Yeah, the algos have improved, but the real reason AI appears to be advancing is that we live in a golden age of cheap, extraordinarily powerful computing hatdware.
  65. @Whiskey
    @Anonymous

    This analysis is nonsense, it is deeply flawed.

    First, for movies, while non-Whites may go to movies in the US more than Whites, and are generally younger than Whites, they are mostly non-black. Thus, black black black black blackety black black black is not a winning market move for movies.

    Second, movies since at least the 2000s have been made for a GLOBAL audience. This means, basically US+EU+China+India. There are collectively in that global audience not many blacks. Chinese in particular don't like seeing lots of leading man blacks, and neither do Indians or most paying Europeans.

    Third, as the FT Lex column observed years ago, movie studios are theme parks with studios attached. Most movies made are done so with an eye for attractions, rides, merchandise, etc. A good example would be Frozen, the original has made Disney enormous amounts of revenue and profit. Simply licensing those characters provides a guaranteed stream of income (as long as they don't screw up the sequel). As Lucas found with Star Wars, the real money is in merchandise not ticket sales. Whites buy merchandise. Blacks mostly just steal it. You know its true.

    Fourth, black-ifying or woke-ifying beloved shows ruins the licensing stream. Kathleen Kennedy managed to match JJ Abrams and the show runners of Picard and Star Trek Discovery who killed the Star Trek franchise by killing the Star Wars franchise. By wokeifying and blackifying both, and making beloved original or semi-original characters look awful, all both teams did was destroy the appetite for more toys, games, etc. Who wants a Picard or Star Trek stuff when its all evil and the only good thing is some black chick? Black chicks are not the audience for Star Trek any more than woke lesbians are the audience for Star Wars.

    Fifth, blackifying came on like gang busters during late Obama Administration. During 2010, blacks occupied the usual amount of screen space as magical racial redeemers for conflicted White guys in movies like the Green Mile. By 2014 it was black black black black black everywhere.

    Sixth, this comes on the heels of comic books, aimed since the end of the 1990s comic book bust, at White nerds 30-60 now, remaking all the White characters into gay blacks. Or gays. Or blacks. Blacks don't buy comic books, the founders of Milestone Comics (all black imprint and original characters) found that out.

    Seventh, TV is based on viewership (both pure numbers and demographics of viewers), money from cable (constantly declining), and resales of original content in syndication. Blacks are the least desirable audience, even though they watch more. There are fewer of them, and most have no money. In 2010 the average White household net worth was over $125,000. The average black net worth per household was about $1,000. Per Pew Hispanic Trust. Roughly. I am sure you can look the actual numbess up.

    Consider all those ads by Mercedes, Lexus, BMW featuring black families. Are they aiming at blacks? No, White women of course. Women make or influence 85% of all consumer purchases, so advertisers only want White women. And upper class White women. Who can't get enough black black black black black.

    But its more than that. Ad agencies are now largely staffed by blacks, so its all black black black black black. Hollywood is now run at the exec level by black and White women. Jewish males have been largely pushed out. Its why Disney and the other studios have explicitly STATED they want only:

    *Black actors
    *Black producers
    *Black writers
    *Black directors

    Black people in entertainment are ethnically nepotistically colonizing Hollywood the way Indians did IT. Good luck getting hired in Hollywood if you are White. Even big shot names can't get movies or TV shows made any more, because they are White and male.

    Hollywood is all black, all the time. Because people like Kathleen Kennedy figure black folks won't create a hit. Hits threaten the execs as they cause the CEO or Board Members to wonder if the hit maker might be better in charge than the exec. A bunch of woke garbage that is all black black black black black is failure proof. People don't watch Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney Streaming because its all black and woke? Bunch of racist bigots. Not the execs fault or show runners fault. People are not responding to the all black male / White female couples in Mercedes ads? Racist bigots. Not the Agencies fault, and did you see their diversity award?

    Its a classic agency problem. Hollywood execs are very interested in money -- their salary, bonuses, and continued contracts. They could care less about the companies they work for making money and will actively destroy them if it means (and it usually does) they advance their own personal careers by wokeism that also sees off talented White guys who can develop shows/movies/writers/actors that make money. Its similar to the US Military Upper Officer Corps particularly the JCS, and most political leaders. The old awful movie moguls were awful people, mostly, but because it was their dollar on the line and their profit at the end they produced movies that people wanted to see: Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc.

    Consider this: Hollywood's last big "mega hit" was Raiders of the Lost Ark. With toys, games, merchandising, etc. and it was also the last new thing. Favreau and Kevin Feige did do an interesting twist to drop teasers for the next movie into the post-credits sequence, and the idea of a comic book wider shared universe (both taken from the original comics). But it was just adapting techniques and stories from other formats.

    Creatively black people are a dead end in writing and directing and producing. Some innovative musical genres (now exclusively White: Jazz, Blues) were done by black people whose musical innovations or even high quality ended around 1988 or so (along admittedly with Whites). No black writer has created even anything approaching say Georges Simenon's Maigret or Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. On the page no one knows the author is black. The story is entertaining or not, and blacks in writing and creating stories can't entertain.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Yngvar, @Mr. Anon

    Hollywood is not colonized by blacks; it is willingly, due to temporary insanity, letting be colonized by blacks. Until ….

  66. Yes, but they also hate us and want us dead. Both can be true.

  67. @JohnnyWalker123
    Fine. As long as we're remaking all the old shows, let's remake "Different Strokes."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1MhqugRYg

    They actually made a truly disturbing episode of "Different Strokes." The episode featured a gay pedophile character who tries to groom Gary Coleman. The episode is actually pretty funny, but you're thinking "WTF???" throughout large parts of the episode.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdBjll62XHs

    There was one episode with a character in 'black face.'

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

    Gary Coleman was still a virgin at the age of 40.

    https://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/gary-coleman-is-a-40-year-old-virgin-57175681/

    Coleman, who turned 40 last week, tells news show The Insider he’s still a virgin: “It’s my business, it’s my issue and I really don’t think it’s a problem.”

     

    Coleman finally ended up getting married, but he then soon got divorced. Here he is in divorce court.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgrG4SB3Kw

    We miss you, Gary Coleman.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/gary_coleman-300x450.jpg

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @ScarletNumber, @Desiderius, @Michelle

    Still remember him on Good Times.

    Good times

  68. More like The Welfare Years, amirite?

    Pilot: EBT and all That
    Episode 2: My New PO Be Trippin’
    Episode 85: The IQ Test

  69. anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Blade
    There is no creativity crisis in Hollywood. Just publicly traded companies run by Harvard MBAs who know everything better than everyone else running everything to the ground for the sake of more shareholder value and better pay for themselves. There is a larger minority market than in the past, so of course, they'll go for it. There is also data science, helping generate more of the same ideas.

    There are always creative people, it is just that they cannot go past gatekeepers anymore. Data, economics, and business culture make it harder for them because by definition creative work requires risk-taking.

    Replies: @anon, @Bill

    There is no creativity crisis in Hollywood. Just publicly traded companies run by Harvard MBAs

    No, it’s not about the money. Just as that Gillette “toxic masculinity” advert during the Super Bowl a few years back was not about the money. Just as the stuff Nickelodean and Di$ney shove onto cable is not about the money.

    It’s about something else. It’s not about the money.

    • Agree: Colin Wright, peterike
    • Replies: @Blade
    @anon

    Having an agenda is not an explanation for the lack of creativity. They can try to be creative globohomos as well, but they won't. Because it is risky to be creative.

  70. @SafeNow
    https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67706c0000bebb0f13f355b1f0f4eb29d45dc0

    I wonder how much royalty the Wonder Years trailer had to pay to get by with a little help from The Beatles. I often hear jingles in tv commercials that are lifted from 60s songs. Kids will think, Wow great tune, and pay greater attention. Okay, they pay the royalty price, fair enough, free market, but still, it ticks me off that the young people who would regard me as an old-fart dinosaur are listening to MY music and thinking Wow. And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Reg Cæsar, @Dani

    And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.

    Big hits in the 1960s included “Anything Goes” (1934) by Harper’s Bizarre, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” (1931) by the Mama’s and the Papas, “I’m Henery VII, I Am” (1910) by Herman’s Hermits, and “A Lover’s Concerto” (1725) by the Toys and Mrs Miller. The Beatles recorded “Besame Mucho” (1940).

    “Winchester Cathedral”, “Mrs Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, “Hello, Hello”, and “Magnolia Simms” were written in the 1960s, but clearly in the style of earlier decades. (The last, written and sung by the Monkees’ Mike Nesmith, even includes needle scratches and skips. Now that’s authenticity!)

    Donny Osmond began his solo career with several rehashes of 1950s and ’60s hits, some older than he was.

    My mother and her friends used to sing “The Gang That Sang ‘Heart of My Heart’” at get-togethers. It was a huge hit for the Four Aces in 1953. But it was written in 1926, and the song it refers to in 1899.

    Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro.

    • Thanks: SafeNow
    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro."

    I saw what you did, Reg!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Kylie
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro."

    It isn't classical, either.

    "When I was young/Never needed anyone..."

  71. @Altai
    @Joe Stalin

    The most impressive scene were the guys who looted huge 75 inch 8k TVs using a forklift. (Also looted?)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/oin5rc/shopping_looting_south_africa_style_this_is_how/

    And the people looted the Dunlop tire warehouse.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/southafrica/comments/oiqbpj/dunlop_durban_warehouse/

    Replies: @FPD72, @AnotherDad

    Since tires are used for necklacing, a Dunlap store would be the South African equivalent of Tiffany’s.

    • LOL: Sick 'n Tired
  72. anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @James J O'Meara

    "The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were “forced “to find Hispanics."

    Sandy Koufax disappeared?

    The Dodgers have discovered one star Mexican player in 60+ years in Los Angeles, Fernando Valenzuela.

    The Dodger lineup at the beginning of the season was one African-American outfielder, seven white Americans field players, four white starting pitchers, one Mexican SP, and a closer who is black and from Curacao (which is, what, Danish by history?)

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    …and a closer who is black and from Curacao (which is, what, Danish by history?)

    Dutch.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao

    Baseball is more popular there than one might expect.

    In 2004, the Little League Baseball team from Willemstad, Curaçao, won the world title in a game against the United States champion from Thousand Oaks, California. The Willemstad lineup included Jurickson Profar, the standout shortstop prospect who now plays for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, and Jonathan Schoop.

  73. @Steve Sailer
    @James J O'Meara

    "The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were “forced “to find Hispanics."

    Sandy Koufax disappeared?

    The Dodgers have discovered one star Mexican player in 60+ years in Los Angeles, Fernando Valenzuela.

    The Dodger lineup at the beginning of the season was one African-American outfielder, seven white Americans field players, four white starting pitchers, one Mexican SP, and a closer who is black and from Curacao (which is, what, Danish by history?)

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    Curaçao (which is, what, Danish by history?)

    Dutch. The USVI are Danish.

    But their driving habits are Swedish– pre-Dagen-H Swedish:

    Why does the US Virgin Islands mandate driving on the ‘wrong’ (left) side of the road, yet Puerto Rico drives on the right side despite both places being US territories?

  74. Podium Men’s Javelin Throw Winners at Olympics last 100+ years. Strong Northern European throwers, especially Nordic. Wonder if you’ve seen this, Steve.

    You also might want to look at the Decathlon Winners over the last 60 years. The US & GB winners were all of mixed heritage (Afro-mixed). All from broken and/or adoptive homes. Very interesting.

    http://olympics.sporting99.com/track-field/javelin-throw-men.html

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jens Jensen


    You also might want to look at the Decathlon Winners over the last 60 years. The US & GB winners were all of mixed heritage (Afro-mixed). All from broken and/or adoptive homes. Very interesting.
     
    Uh ... Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.

    Yet was raised in a normal two-parent family and appears to be 100% white ... although his daughters and step-daughters sure behave like they're part black.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @JR Ewing, @Jens Jensen

  75. @Anon
    @RichardTaylor


    Almost all the creativity came from Aryans of one variety or the other.

    People of color and apparently most Ashkenazi are pretty lame in this area.
     
    The Ashkenazi know how to tell a beguiling story.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

    The Ashkenazi know how to tell a beguiling story.

    It’s interesting though, apparently the ancient Hebrews got a lot of their stories from other sources. Not really “stealing” them but being influenced by the Babylonians, etc.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @RichardTaylor

    I agree.
    For example:

    The Moses birth story details were all “borrowed” from the even older myths about the birth of the ancient Sumerian emperor, Sargon of Akkad.

    In other ancient legends about Sargon’s early life, there also noted similarities to Joseph of the Old Testament.

    So, did anonymous ancient Hebrew scribes crib mythic details about their heroes, Moses and Joseph, from other, even older stories of an even more ancient Sumerian emperor?

    Of course.

    Replies: @Carol

  76. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    Real true blood white people with WASP roots don’t watch TV

    LOL. What do they do instead, play polo and golf?

    But it’s true that white people go less and less to the movies, and are less. If it’s a cause or a consequence of diversification, I wouldn’t know, but there is not that white people didn’t watch TV or went to the movies when the country was ~80% White. Oh right, I guess for you only WASPs are White, I guess Germans, Italians, Poles etc don’t count. LOL.

  77. @Triteleia Laxa
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Two problems. This is from when women earned a lot, lot less than men. This means that the poorer the woman, the more she was motivated to find a man to support her.

    Also, the men's curve is not very different from that of the women, except on the absolute lowest level, where it suddenly drops off.

    Women's does this too, but given that a large fraction of the men's part of that 10% are outright and dangerous criminals, it is not surprising that they struggled the most to find stable partners.

    I would expect the curves to be yet more similar now as economic opportunity is a lot more similar now, and would cut off the bottom and top 15% to show how small the gap was even back then.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    I would expect the curves to be yet more similar now as economic opportunity is a lot more similar now,

    Even if women make more money today, they still want a man that makes more money than them (and is taller, has more status, etc). It will never be equal.

    Unless they are a cougar supporting a young lover or something, they are not looking for a “poor loser”, even if he’s beautiful and athletic.

    This in the middle class/liberal professionals. Among the poor/low working class, it might be more similar.

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    @Dumbo


    Even if women make more money today, they still want a man that makes more money than them (and is taller, has more status, etc). It will never be equal.
     
    You want a woman who makes less money than you? Who has less status than you? Would you write "please, no rich, generous women" on your dsting profile? If so, why?

    Unless they are a cougar supporting a young lover or something, they are not looking for a “poor loser”, even if he’s beautiful and athletic.
     
    Most of the couples I see, in actual life, are composed of two roughly equal looking people with roughly equal social status. It therefore seems that men and women have roughly the same priorities when looking for their partner.

    It is sad when men on the internet right peddle this "women trade youth/beauty for men's money/status nonsense." It is like they don't know any actual couples in real life and get their entire perspective from the coupling of old billionaires.

    Old and already divorced billionaires are not representative. They have extreme status/money, that almost no one can match, and many other weirdnesses. Don't the online right know couples in real life?

    Yes, there may be still be a slight asymmetry, but it is obviously very marginal.

    Replies: @Alden

  78. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.

    But half the tickets sold go to Whites. The next biggest group are Mexicans and they aren’t hollering for Black actors. Asians don’t seem to care much. Although Japan seems to push a lot of Aryan looking Manga. And Indians love whiter looking actors.

    If you look at Latin America, as Steve has pointed out, they have a serious blonde fetish when it comes to their media.

    What drives this is not money. In fact, we know Hollywood has walked away from billions in order to push their agenda.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @RichardTaylor

    The non-European fiending/fascination for blue/green round eyes is real.

    , @Johnplywood
    @RichardTaylor

    Dear dumbass,

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them. Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.


    Latin America doesn't have a blond fetish, and most importantly, neither do Hispanic AMERICANS.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @anon, @Mulegino1, @njguy73

    , @paranoid goy
    @RichardTaylor


    What drives this is not money. In fact, we know Hollywood has walked away from billions in order to push their agenda.
     
    The first intelligent comment.
    Here's a thought: They are 'recoulouring' those old movies, because there is something in those stories that They absolutely need us to hear. With the ascent of black businessmen, courtesy of the extractive economic model, there is an entirely new demographic that has to be put under the spell of Hollywood's Siren Song, calling the black man into the deep pit of debt servitude, where he will join the long-suffering white race, entrapped by the original Globalists: The Catholic Church.
    What religion has Hollywood brought us, other than shame of ourselves and increasingly degrading porn?
  79. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

    News flash: Men and women value different things in a mate.

    A man who is choosing a wife based on her ability to support him is … uh …

    A woman who is choosing a husband based on his ability to support her while she bears, nurses and raises their children is a normal healthy (sane) woman.

    (Pull up the curves for looks–i.e. signals of fertility and genetic quality–and we’ll see something different.)

  80. @Mike Tre
    "As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here."

    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

    Replies: @Kronos, @AnotherDad, @Stan d Mute, @njguy73

    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

    One would think not.

    I realize i’m on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks. I’ll tolerate a bit if it’s in the context of a credible story that features other people, but i’ll immediately shut down anything that is really “black” or racial preaching or miscegenation or this weird thing (which the BBC now loves) of airdropping blacks into European period pieces (no, just no). Life’s too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.

    The funny thing is there is actually increased diversity in the US, but Hollyweird’s Jews insist on addressing calls for rising diversity with … blacks. They are probably the most over-represented ethnic group on TV, with the exception of Jews themselves.

    Meanwhile the actually now quite substantial Hispanic population–now a quarter larger than blacks (half again larger in younger cohorts)–gets very little Hollyweird attention.

    And … Hollyweird is heavily dependent on overseas sales, yet … keep pushing blacks, who really are unloved in most of the world. (My impression is foreigners are willing to watch ’em do their black shtick–some strutting, some violence–but really don’t want to be pickled in them. Entertainment media is somewhat aspirational. We generally want to look at better looking people and/or be involved in stories of people who seem more interesting/successful or at least that we see ourselves in.)

    As i’ve pointed out, the American Jews–lacking any meaningful oppression in the US–basically hi-jacked blacks’ experience here (slavery, Jim Crow) as their core narrative for attacking American whites, our “white bread” culture, our history and pushing minoritarianism. Mission accomplished! (Sadly, it worked.) But Jews themselves seem mentally imprisoned by it. Academia, journalism, government, Hollyweird, Jews just can’t stop blathering about blacks (unless they can squawk about “rising anti-Semitism”) …. while out in the real world they’ve successfully immigrated all this other actual diversity into the US.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @AnotherDad

    'I realize i’m on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks...'

    Yeah. I find myself refusing to tolerate even what I once willingly accepted. James Earl Jones as the secret agent's wise black supervisor -- once fine but no more. After the Summer of George -- it's over.

    , @donut
    @AnotherDad

    " Life’s too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction." You can get the condensed version on the news every night .

    , @Mike Tre
    @AnotherDad

    I'm the same way. Movies/shows I used to enjoy - Clint Eastwood movies are a good example - I can't watch anymore. Token negroes, the homosexual subplot, a producer's ethnic jewish nephew insultingly miscast in roll meant for a specific non jewish ethnic background (although that has been happening since the sixties); I can't unsee it anymore.

    Replies: @prime noticer

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @AnotherDad

    The worldwide propaganda is slowly but surely having worldwide effects. Most people overseas who didn't care about negrolatry one way or the other are coming around to see that the Anointed Ones really are worthy of veneration.

    Ten or twenty thousand (fictional) instances drilled into their heads will have the desired effect, and with no actual negroes actually handy to conflict with the narrative it's even easier to brainwash people in Myanmar and Montenegro than it is in suburban Memphis.

    And yes, I've seen old ladies in the Balkans watching Jewish "American" movies on TV and coming away with exactly the "right" conclusions.

    , @PaceLaw
    @AnotherDad

    Great points made. It is amazing to look at TV and damn near see pretty much all commercials feature at least one black or biracial person (it must be a terrific time to be a black actor!). If you were from Mars and just came to this country, you would likely think that America is 80-90% black based upon their representation in TV commercials. The fact that blacks only make up 13% of the population in this country just shows how certain political constituencies have power to over-promote them. It’s similar in TV shows with so many plots devoted towards black themes. I guess Asians and Latinos don’t watch TV.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

  81. ‘…As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.’

    But how would films with blacks, Asians, et al show that wonderful America?

    Picture a multi-racial It’s a Wonderful Life.

    Just try.

    • Agree: Yngvar
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Colin Wright

    There actually was a black woman in It's a Wonderful Life.

    She was the Bailey family maid when George was a child/teenager.

    She even has a line. She even comes back at the end when everyone's tossing the $$$ at George. She gives her donation and says (jokingly) that she was saving it for her wedding day.

    The only other "color" is the Italian ethnic dude who runs the restaurant and whom George helps to buy a house by developing the land and giving out reasonable home loans (that was Capra paying homage to his Italian family).

    But both of those folks wanted to join the all-white community and either assimilate completely (Italians) or else be the weirdo (black woman). Neither wanted to change it; they knew how wonderful Bedford Falls actually was and didn't want it to change.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @vhrm

  82. @AnotherDad
    @Mike Tre


    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?
     
    One would think not.

    I realize i'm on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks. I'll tolerate a bit if it's in the context of a credible story that features other people, but i'll immediately shut down anything that is really "black" or racial preaching or miscegenation or this weird thing (which the BBC now loves) of airdropping blacks into European period pieces (no, just no). Life's too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.


    The funny thing is there is actually increased diversity in the US, but Hollyweird's Jews insist on addressing calls for rising diversity with ... blacks. They are probably the most over-represented ethnic group on TV, with the exception of Jews themselves.

    Meanwhile the actually now quite substantial Hispanic population--now a quarter larger than blacks (half again larger in younger cohorts)--gets very little Hollyweird attention.

    And ... Hollyweird is heavily dependent on overseas sales, yet ... keep pushing blacks, who really are unloved in most of the world. (My impression is foreigners are willing to watch 'em do their black shtick--some strutting, some violence--but really don't want to be pickled in them. Entertainment media is somewhat aspirational. We generally want to look at better looking people and/or be involved in stories of people who seem more interesting/successful or at least that we see ourselves in.)


    As i've pointed out, the American Jews--lacking any meaningful oppression in the US--basically hi-jacked blacks' experience here (slavery, Jim Crow) as their core narrative for attacking American whites, our "white bread" culture, our history and pushing minoritarianism. Mission accomplished! (Sadly, it worked.) But Jews themselves seem mentally imprisoned by it. Academia, journalism, government, Hollyweird, Jews just can't stop blathering about blacks (unless they can squawk about "rising anti-Semitism") .... while out in the real world they've successfully immigrated all this other actual diversity into the US.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @donut, @Mike Tre, @Hangnail Hans, @PaceLaw

    ‘I realize i’m on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks…’

    Yeah. I find myself refusing to tolerate even what I once willingly accepted. James Earl Jones as the secret agent’s wise black supervisor — once fine but no more. After the Summer of George — it’s over.

    • Agree: Old Prude, JMcG, Catdog
  83. @Jens Jensen
    Podium Men's Javelin Throw Winners at Olympics last 100+ years. Strong Northern European throwers, especially Nordic. Wonder if you’ve seen this, Steve.

    You also might want to look at the Decathlon Winners over the last 60 years. The US & GB winners were all of mixed heritage (Afro-mixed). All from broken and/or adoptive homes. Very interesting.

    http://olympics.sporting99.com/track-field/javelin-throw-men.html

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    You also might want to look at the Decathlon Winners over the last 60 years. The US & GB winners were all of mixed heritage (Afro-mixed). All from broken and/or adoptive homes. Very interesting.

    Uh … Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.

    Yet was raised in a normal two-parent family and appears to be 100% white … although his daughters and step-daughters sure behave like they’re part black.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @AnotherDad


    Yet was raised in a normal two-parent family
     
    Dude took massive quantities of steroids to win, sold his ass out to be a reality TV star, and now runs around in a dress demanding everyone call him "ma'am"....

    And you think he had a "normal two-parent family"?

    Hey, ya wanna buy a bridge?
    , @JR Ewing
    @AnotherDad


    Uh … Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.
     
    Uhh, BRUCE won the decathlon in Montreal.

    It might be a lost cause today getting people to refer to him as “Bruce”, or especially even as “him”, but don’t retcon the accomplishment.

    He wasn’t a tranny back then and he wasn’t asking people to refer to him with a faddish 1990’s teenage girl name.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    , @Jens Jensen
    @AnotherDad

    (Eaton, Clay, O’Brien, Thompson)

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  84. @Colin Wright
    '...As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.'

    But how would films with blacks, Asians, et al show that wonderful America?

    Picture a multi-racial It's a Wonderful Life.

    Just try.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    There actually was a black woman in It’s a Wonderful Life.

    She was the Bailey family maid when George was a child/teenager.

    She even has a line. She even comes back at the end when everyone’s tossing the $$$ at George. She gives her donation and says (jokingly) that she was saving it for her wedding day.

    The only other “color” is the Italian ethnic dude who runs the restaurant and whom George helps to buy a house by developing the land and giving out reasonable home loans (that was Capra paying homage to his Italian family).

    But both of those folks wanted to join the all-white community and either assimilate completely (Italians) or else be the weirdo (black woman). Neither wanted to change it; they knew how wonderful Bedford Falls actually was and didn’t want it to change.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @R.G. Camara

    "She gives her donation and says (jokingly) that she was saving it for her wedding day."

    Annie: "I been savin' this money for a divorce, if ever I got a husband."

    , @vhrm
    @R.G. Camara


    But both of those folks wanted to join the all-white community and either assimilate completely (Italians) or else be the weirdo (black woman). Neither wanted to change it; they knew how wonderful Bedford Falls actually was and didn’t want it to change.
     
    In reality the blacks and latinos (and most immigrants except maybe some of the Muslims who seem to be anti-assimilation at least in the first generation) DO want to join the united states as is.

    As far as blacks i think you may be falling for the canard that racial diversity has a meaningful impact on diversity of views or approaches. And the higher you go in an organization the more likely this is to be true.

    The DIE people don't want to change anything except that they want more black people in the higher paid positions. This isn't a war of ideas it's more like a union pushing for better pay and bennies.

    Even "systemic racism" is only defined by its outcome, black people have less money and are in jail more, more than by any identified feature of the system.

    (i'm setting aside the "math is racist" and "logic is racist" claims because i think (hope?) they're too fringe to have to take seriously)
  85. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I also want to remake "Sanford and Son."

    Easily the FUNNIEST show ever. If you've never watched the show, just see the intro. It's funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE

    Fred Sanford has a heart attack.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stdi-1tIUhM

    Fred Sanford talks about Whites.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnqkDt1MxzI

    Fred Sanford finds out that he's Jewish. Then has a heart attack. Start watching at 1:50.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyp1prHkIzY

    Ironically enough, he died of a heart attack in real life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redd_Foxx#Death


    On October 11, 1991, during a break from rehearsals for The Royal Family, Foxx suffered a heart attack on the set.[34][35] According to Della Reese, Foxx was chatting with a reporter from Entertainment Tonight. The scene he was supposed to be in was not ready to shoot and Foxx and Reese were practicing. In fact, Foxx had no lines in the scene at all; as Reese said, all he had to do was "walk behind the back of my chair".

    While Foxx was giving the interview, one of the producers entered the stage and asked where he was. Reese told him, and the producer responded by grabbing Foxx and taking him into the set, saying: "If he's supposed to be in the scene he should be here." Reese said that this was another in the long line of disputes Foxx had with the producers, including an instance where one claimed he could "teach [Foxx] to be funny."

    Foxx, irate, did his scripted pass. However, he fell to the floor immediately after doing so. Reese said that nobody initially suspected anything was wrong. Foxx, after all, was famous for having Fred Sanford fake heart attacks on Sanford and Son and was particularly skilled at pratfalls. Reese went to the floor when Foxx did not immediately rise[36] and heard him say "get my wife" twice.[37] Reese called for paramedics,[37] who initially pronounced Foxx dead at the scene.[dubious – discuss] According to Joshua Rich at Entertainment Weekly: "It was an end so ironic that for a brief moment cast mates figured Foxx–whose 1970s TV character often faked coronaries–was kidding when he grabbed a chair and fell to the floor."[38]

     

    Damn. What a way to go.

    Replies: @Franz, @SunBakedSuburb

    I also want to remake “Sanford and Son.”

    Based on the British show “Steptoe and Son”. (1962-74).

    • Agree: Lurker
  86. @AnotherDad
    @Jens Jensen


    You also might want to look at the Decathlon Winners over the last 60 years. The US & GB winners were all of mixed heritage (Afro-mixed). All from broken and/or adoptive homes. Very interesting.
     
    Uh ... Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.

    Yet was raised in a normal two-parent family and appears to be 100% white ... although his daughters and step-daughters sure behave like they're part black.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @JR Ewing, @Jens Jensen

    Yet was raised in a normal two-parent family

    Dude took massive quantities of steroids to win, sold his ass out to be a reality TV star, and now runs around in a dress demanding everyone call him “ma’am”….

    And you think he had a “normal two-parent family”?

    Hey, ya wanna buy a bridge?

  87. @RichardTaylor
    @Anonymous


    The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.
     
    But half the tickets sold go to Whites. The next biggest group are Mexicans and they aren't hollering for Black actors. Asians don't seem to care much. Although Japan seems to push a lot of Aryan looking Manga. And Indians love whiter looking actors.

    If you look at Latin America, as Steve has pointed out, they have a serious blonde fetish when it comes to their media.

    What drives this is not money. In fact, we know Hollywood has walked away from billions in order to push their agenda.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Johnplywood, @paranoid goy

    The non-European fiending/fascination for blue/green round eyes is real.

    • Agree: RichardTaylor
  88. Hollywood is a reflection of the decline in Jewish ability, as documented by Mr Unz. They might have been enormously destructive but you can’t deny they had enormous ability back then, you look at the current generation and you see Jared Kushner.

    Anyway Hollywood isn’t driven by profit, just look at the success of LOTR or The Passion, you would think a studio would seek similar stories. Instead they produce woke flop after woke flop.

  89. @anon
    @Blade

    There is no creativity crisis in Hollywood. Just publicly traded companies run by Harvard MBAs

    No, it's not about the money. Just as that Gillette "toxic masculinity" advert during the Super Bowl a few years back was not about the money. Just as the stuff Nickelodean and Di$ney shove onto cable is not about the money.

    It's about something else. It's not about the money.

    Replies: @Blade

    Having an agenda is not an explanation for the lack of creativity. They can try to be creative globohomos as well, but they won’t. Because it is risky to be creative.

  90. @RichardTaylor
    @Anon


    The Ashkenazi know how to tell a beguiling story.
     
    It's interesting though, apparently the ancient Hebrews got a lot of their stories from other sources. Not really "stealing" them but being influenced by the Babylonians, etc.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

    I agree.
    For example:

    The Moses birth story details were all “borrowed” from the even older myths about the birth of the ancient Sumerian emperor, Sargon of Akkad.

    In other ancient legends about Sargon’s early life, there also noted similarities to Joseph of the Old Testament.

    So, did anonymous ancient Hebrew scribes crib mythic details about their heroes, Moses and Joseph, from other, even older stories of an even more ancient Sumerian emperor?

    Of course.

    • Thanks: RichardTaylor
    • Replies: @Carol
    @Paul Jolliffe

    They also picked up a lot of their worship practices from the Egyptians while they were there.

  91. @RichardTaylor
    @Anonymous


    The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.
     
    But half the tickets sold go to Whites. The next biggest group are Mexicans and they aren't hollering for Black actors. Asians don't seem to care much. Although Japan seems to push a lot of Aryan looking Manga. And Indians love whiter looking actors.

    If you look at Latin America, as Steve has pointed out, they have a serious blonde fetish when it comes to their media.

    What drives this is not money. In fact, we know Hollywood has walked away from billions in order to push their agenda.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Johnplywood, @paranoid goy

    Dear dumbass,

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them. Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.

    Latin America doesn’t have a blond fetish, and most importantly, neither do Hispanic AMERICANS.

    • LOL: RichardTaylor
    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    @Johnplywood

    Think we could get some blondes like this for American TV? Because that's what the whole world wants. Especially the non-White world.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/d0/31/4dd031d6752ef5d2613d21041c9e6b95.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @anon
    @Johnplywood

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them.

    lol, no.

    Even in Mexico where they are right up against the US, no.

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

    TROLL

    , @Mulegino1
    @Johnplywood


    Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.
     
    Only that portion of the property denominated in junk bonds.

    They never had or developed any appreciable culture or civilization in sub-Saharan Africa, and all they are capable of now is shoddy, derivative and purely imitative.

    , @njguy73
    @Johnplywood

    Latin America doesn't have a blonde fetish?

    Are you kidding me?

    Have you never seen a minute of Telemundo or Univision?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Johnplywood

  92. Let’s see them remake “the pink panther” movies with black actors.

  93. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

    Duh!

  94. @Paperback Writer
    It's really too bad that they're doing these ridiculous black washed versions of historical reality.

    I have two suggestions for blackwashed fiction movies that would work well. The first is Pretty Woman. The prostitute stays a prostitute, and the Richard Gere part gets turned into a black entertainment mogul.

    The second one would be Rod Serling's Requiem for A Heavyweight. The Julie Harris part could be played by Tessa Thompson. Michael Jordan could play the washed up boxer.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    I go back to my idea: Gone with the Wind with the races reversed. I don’t know enough about actors and actresses to have any witty suggestions about who in what roll, except Joe Biden as Prissy and Corn Pop as Rhett.

  95. As a white person, I don’t watch any black movies because I can’t identify with them or the characters. When movies started having black male “hero” characters in them in the 80’s, I stopped going to see movies save for the rare movie that features all white leading roles. The only movies I watch are ones made before 1985.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Joe Paluka

    There's a possibly related phenonenon where movies also objectively suck now (maybe unrelated, maybe they're falling back on tribalism to make up for sucking).

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Joe Paluka

    I am usually opposed to spending money on DVDs (why buy something when you can stream it?), but in this case buying the DVDs of your favorite pre-1985 movies maybe called for. Because I think a lot of them are going to get disappeared.

    Replies: @Feryl

    , @theMann
    @Joe Paluka

    Definitely not a fan of woke Woke Hollywood- film after film that insult:

    A. My intelligence
    B. My faith (Catholic)
    C. My Race
    D. My sex
    E. My general standards- take a film of critical acclaim: Boondock Saints. Over 200 F words. Why would I pay to have some one swear at me for over two hours?

    I mostly stick to scifi/martial arts films, overwhelmingly made outside of USA. I can't even buy American in movies anymore.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    , @R.G. Camara
    @Joe Paluka

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    What a coincidence!

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Jack D

  96. Anonymous[613] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember: Black women having a higher risk of death in childbirth is caused by racism.
    Trying to do something about it is also racism.

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/13/nice-guidance-to-induce-minority-ethnic-pregnancies-earlier-condemned-as-racist

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Anonymous

    39-40 weeks is natural full term for white women. For blacks it's more like 38-39 weeks. Black fetuses develop a little faster than white. The weird thing in the advice is Asians, but then it hit me that they mean dot-Indians, who are basically white in this respect. Northeast Asians go to 41 weeks sometimes.

    If the kid's getting too big for a vaginal birth, that's going to happen quicker for a black woman than a white or Asian, because their pelvises on average are narrower. This is never mentioned since it implies that black babies have smaller heads/brains, which they do.

    A Swedish woman who does a sailboat cruising YouTube channel was discussing her new baby, and she was induced at 37 weeks because of "preeclampsia risk," I can't believe a first pregnancy Swedish woman was at risk for that, and 37 weeks is way too early. That last two or three weeks in the womb is important. Swedish socialized medicine must really want to keep the costs down by enforcing 9 to 5 weekday childbirth.

  97. @AnotherDad
    @Mike Tre


    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?
     
    One would think not.

    I realize i'm on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks. I'll tolerate a bit if it's in the context of a credible story that features other people, but i'll immediately shut down anything that is really "black" or racial preaching or miscegenation or this weird thing (which the BBC now loves) of airdropping blacks into European period pieces (no, just no). Life's too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.


    The funny thing is there is actually increased diversity in the US, but Hollyweird's Jews insist on addressing calls for rising diversity with ... blacks. They are probably the most over-represented ethnic group on TV, with the exception of Jews themselves.

    Meanwhile the actually now quite substantial Hispanic population--now a quarter larger than blacks (half again larger in younger cohorts)--gets very little Hollyweird attention.

    And ... Hollyweird is heavily dependent on overseas sales, yet ... keep pushing blacks, who really are unloved in most of the world. (My impression is foreigners are willing to watch 'em do their black shtick--some strutting, some violence--but really don't want to be pickled in them. Entertainment media is somewhat aspirational. We generally want to look at better looking people and/or be involved in stories of people who seem more interesting/successful or at least that we see ourselves in.)


    As i've pointed out, the American Jews--lacking any meaningful oppression in the US--basically hi-jacked blacks' experience here (slavery, Jim Crow) as their core narrative for attacking American whites, our "white bread" culture, our history and pushing minoritarianism. Mission accomplished! (Sadly, it worked.) But Jews themselves seem mentally imprisoned by it. Academia, journalism, government, Hollyweird, Jews just can't stop blathering about blacks (unless they can squawk about "rising anti-Semitism") .... while out in the real world they've successfully immigrated all this other actual diversity into the US.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @donut, @Mike Tre, @Hangnail Hans, @PaceLaw

    ” Life’s too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.” You can get the condensed version on the news every night .

    • LOL: Rob McX
  98. Not only films. I’ve just finished a rather awful ‘modernisation’ of Pride and Prejudice called Eligible in which there are several homosexual couples, random black people wander across the page every now and then (Kitty dates one) and Lydia elopes with a transgender FtM. Fortunately it was written in 2013. Had it been written a few years later, it would undoubtedly have been loaded with swipes at Trump and Darcy would be black.

    • Replies: @Catdog
    @photondancer

    Why would you read that?

    Replies: @photondancer

  99. @Johnplywood
    @RichardTaylor

    Dear dumbass,

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them. Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.


    Latin America doesn't have a blond fetish, and most importantly, neither do Hispanic AMERICANS.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @anon, @Mulegino1, @njguy73

    Think we could get some blondes like this for American TV? Because that’s what the whole world wants. Especially the non-White world.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @RichardTaylor

    A fucktarded Boomer comment if there ever was one. The world wants East Asian faces, particularly the Latin world where K-POP has completely taken over -- white women, such as the dyke in your photo, are naturally transsexual and repulsive looking (to normal people).

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  100. @Rahan
    I take a look at what's happening on the screen these days https://screenrant.com/
    And yes, it's literally just copies of copies of copies of shit and splinters of splinters of splinters of old franchises.
    It's like a mirror maze of bullshit created by commercial algorithms.
    Not to mention the generic article and review writing style itself which is bloody identical in every bloody publication about any topic and has been for a decade. Is the same algorithm writing all these articles as well?
    ("Yes it is, and here's why that's a good thing, an article by Rachel Silversteinman")

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @photondancer

    LOL, love your last line.

  101. • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Alden
    @J.Ross

    I saw that. I loved his radio show. I think I’ll vote for him. Many many times thanks to our register and vote by mail system. Off to the nearby post office and library to pick up more register by mail forms.

  102. @Joe Paluka
    As a white person, I don't watch any black movies because I can't identify with them or the characters. When movies started having black male "hero" characters in them in the 80's, I stopped going to see movies save for the rare movie that features all white leading roles. The only movies I watch are ones made before 1985.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Paperback Writer, @theMann, @R.G. Camara

    There’s a possibly related phenonenon where movies also objectively suck now (maybe unrelated, maybe they’re falling back on tribalism to make up for sucking).

  103. [MORE]

    Global Security State trapped inside a National Body.

    Transitioning tends to be ugly.

  104. There was also an attempted remake of ‘Heathers’ where they weren’t stereotypical popular blonde girls but led by an angry BPD gender fluid fat goth girl who used political correctness as a shield from criticism, a gay guy and the normal blonde straight girl is the put-on sympathetic one.

    There was so much outcry that it never got released but the trailer remains. Making them all white and very North Western European looking was apparently not good enough.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Altai

    What's the difference between being a fake blonde and a goth? You do realize that 99% of American women with blond hair are fake blond, right?


    Blond women are considered less attractive than brunette women in the USA (and everywhere else).


    https://www.jstor.org/stable/26477962


    Jen Wortham, Abraham Miller, Daniela Delvescovo
    Florida Scientist 81 (1), 33-54, 2018

    In this research, male and female hair color preferences in females were tested using a survey (N=1912). Background data on the participants were collected such as their own hair color, the hair color of their parents and significant others, and geographic region. Due to familiarity with hair colors present in different populations, geographic location was predicted to influence preference. Males and females both preferred brunette hair color, followed by blonde hair, and lastly red hair. Male choice of female hair color is consistent across geographic regions. Females were not consistent and varied their choice in hair color dependent on which geographic region they originated.
     
    , @Desiderius
    @Altai

    If you want to know who rules you…

    , @Peter Akuleyev
    @Altai

    "Heathers" was a 10 episode television series, and apparently it did get released in Europe, and late in the US in a bowdlerized version. It didn't get picked up for a second season. It must be available out on pirating sites. If you read the angry reactions of critics on Wikipedia, it is a wonder this show didn't get more attention in the Sailersphere:

    "Having the high school tyranny associated with a gang of students who, in a different era, might have been marginalized produces a dark and almost reactionary undercurrent in which the disenfranchised aren't being bullied, but rather are wielding identity politics and political correctness as weapons"

    " If you believe that kids these days are fragile "snowflakes," that political correctness is running amok, and that LGBT people are now society's true bullies, this new Heathers is the show for you. "

    Sounds pretty good actually.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Stan d Mute, @HA

    , @Anonymous Jew
    @Altai

    A great microcosm of what is actually happening in Hollywood - and society in general - right now. Looks brilliant. Unfortunately, we don’t get to make fun of our new overlords anymore than the Chinese can make a Winnie the Pooh joke. Punching up is actually punching down, because 2+2=5.

    This guy does great film analysis, including the woke angle:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9aRGYPxoZQY

  105. @Ron Mexico
    @Altai

    "(You could probably replace Ben Stein or Ernie Hudson)"
    You mean Harold Ramis?

    Replies: @Altai

    Yes I do, but the fact I got them mixed up proves my point.

  106. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

  107. Anonymous[428] • Disclaimer says:
    @RichardTaylor
    @Johnplywood

    Think we could get some blondes like this for American TV? Because that's what the whole world wants. Especially the non-White world.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/d0/31/4dd031d6752ef5d2613d21041c9e6b95.jpg

    Replies: @Anonymous

    A fucktarded Boomer comment if there ever was one. The world wants East Asian faces, particularly the Latin world where K-POP has completely taken over — white women, such as the dyke in your photo, are naturally transsexual and repulsive looking (to normal people).

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Anonymous

    A fucktarded Millenial comment if there ever was one.

    Mull over the title of this and realise it was inspired by an East Asian female face.


    https://youtu.be/4fv_gCn1CUU

  108. Anon[428] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai
    There was also an attempted remake of 'Heathers' where they weren't stereotypical popular blonde girls but led by an angry BPD gender fluid fat goth girl who used political correctness as a shield from criticism, a gay guy and the normal blonde straight girl is the put-on sympathetic one.

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

    There was so much outcry that it never got released but the trailer remains. Making them all white and very North Western European looking was apparently not good enough.

    Replies: @Anon, @Desiderius, @Peter Akuleyev, @Anonymous Jew

    What’s the difference between being a fake blonde and a goth? You do realize that 99% of American women with blond hair are fake blond, right?

    Blond women are considered less attractive than brunette women in the USA (and everywhere else).

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/26477962

    Jen Wortham, Abraham Miller, Daniela Delvescovo
    Florida Scientist 81 (1), 33-54, 2018

    In this research, male and female hair color preferences in females were tested using a survey (N=1912). Background data on the participants were collected such as their own hair color, the hair color of their parents and significant others, and geographic region. Due to familiarity with hair colors present in different populations, geographic location was predicted to influence preference. Males and females both preferred brunette hair color, followed by blonde hair, and lastly red hair. Male choice of female hair color is consistent across geographic regions. Females were not consistent and varied their choice in hair color dependent on which geographic region they originated.

  109. @R.G. Camara
    These remakes/reboots, but with a "diverse cast" and woke lectures, all smack of bad directors doing a Shakespeare play but setting it in X: Outerspace, 19th Century London, N a z i Germany, American Wild West,etc.. Or of making the whole cast black or female or Asian or midgets. It's tiresome and trite.

    In other words, it's really just stunts to hide the fact that the director isn't very good/trying very hard but wants attention. So yeah, creative bankruptcy, I agree. It's Soviet entertainment, everything was either infused with lecturing and hectoring or else was something beloved long ago.

    However, I think the wokeness/forced diversity has actually caused the bankruptcy. Or perhaps its a vicious cycle: hire woke, diverse creators based on politics/identity over more talented folks with the wrong politics/identity, and you get folks who can't do anything but screech politics didactically and try to reboot old materials and "fix" them. Bad writers can't be originally good.

    Now, as each year the culture becomes more fragmented, the old Networks and studios keep trying nostalgia to drag old people to watching, and hopefully bring retro younger folks with them. Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it. And 80's movies have Millenials watching and loving (likely secretly because the movies show majority-white high schools and family world that warms them in a way they don't want to describe).

    So the corporate media is ok with all the reboots, because they figure its the only way to draw in any large audiences, and thus the woke/diversity brigades aren't being kicked out yet. The Wonder Years is probably a show that can do such a reboot with blacks, but it will be all racism nostalgia, all the time, and thus drive everyone away. Frasier is set to reboot soon, likely with a more "diverse" cast (perhaps he finds love with a black tranny), which will likely be awful (Frasier ended when it was tired and yet still kicking; I highly doubt they will find anything new to keep it fresh).

    Surprisingly, a few years ago they were going to reboot of Murder, She Wrote (the old Angela Lansbury 80's series where the old lady solved mysteries)....with a black female lead instead. Quelle surprise. But fans heard about it and revolted online, and it was quite surprising how many people objected loudly to it. They decided to shelve the idea. Good for them. If you want to do a mystery show, just do it and risk the win/loss.

    However, I've long thought that a series that could be rebooted successfully today with a new cast would be the 80's scifi series Quantum Leap (originally made by center-right TV titan Donald P. Bellasario, who also made NCIS, JAG, and Magnum, P.I.). In the show, the protagonist was a scientist who got caught in a time travel experiment and had to "leap" through time (and into various people) and "fix" things that went wrong in the past. It made Scott Bakula a star.

    In a reboot, they could just say that a later, younger, scientific group discovered the old notes of the scientists from the previous show, and decided to try it themselves, without knowing or meeting the original group.

    The twist in the new Quantum Leap would be the time traveller would be the womanizing lout while the hologram-guardian would be the morally-pure, priggish one (in the old Quantum Leap, the time traveller Sam was a "choir boy" and the hologram-guardian was a 5-times-divorced ladies man Al). You could even have call back episodes where the new guy meets Sam (who, in the finale of the old show, was still leaping and was said to be leaping forever until he died) in a mutual leap and work together (Scott Bakula gets a cameo), and new guy could "fix" old TV show leaps that messed up later. And you'd get more 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s nostalgia, which would work to draw viewers in (Quantum Leap was, for all its scifiness/action elements, a nostalgia show in the vein of Wonder Years for Boomers, so this could be for Millenials.).

    But of course, they'd mess it up by making episode an attack on any non-woke thing from a few years back--every show would be about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.. Unless helmed by righties, who could humorously depict lefties eating each other over the latest change in propaganda versus just five years before.

    Anyway, yeah, for the most part, reboots and remakes suck and are just tools for bad woke artists to wallow in.

    Replies: @Rob, @Known Fact, @Peter Akuleyev, @Triteleia Laxa

    Damn, this is a great idea! Seriously, if you have any industry connections, even Kevin Bacon-style, give this a shot

    • Thanks: R.G. Camara
  110. @AnotherDad
    @Mike Tre


    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?
     
    One would think not.

    I realize i'm on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks. I'll tolerate a bit if it's in the context of a credible story that features other people, but i'll immediately shut down anything that is really "black" or racial preaching or miscegenation or this weird thing (which the BBC now loves) of airdropping blacks into European period pieces (no, just no). Life's too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.


    The funny thing is there is actually increased diversity in the US, but Hollyweird's Jews insist on addressing calls for rising diversity with ... blacks. They are probably the most over-represented ethnic group on TV, with the exception of Jews themselves.

    Meanwhile the actually now quite substantial Hispanic population--now a quarter larger than blacks (half again larger in younger cohorts)--gets very little Hollyweird attention.

    And ... Hollyweird is heavily dependent on overseas sales, yet ... keep pushing blacks, who really are unloved in most of the world. (My impression is foreigners are willing to watch 'em do their black shtick--some strutting, some violence--but really don't want to be pickled in them. Entertainment media is somewhat aspirational. We generally want to look at better looking people and/or be involved in stories of people who seem more interesting/successful or at least that we see ourselves in.)


    As i've pointed out, the American Jews--lacking any meaningful oppression in the US--basically hi-jacked blacks' experience here (slavery, Jim Crow) as their core narrative for attacking American whites, our "white bread" culture, our history and pushing minoritarianism. Mission accomplished! (Sadly, it worked.) But Jews themselves seem mentally imprisoned by it. Academia, journalism, government, Hollyweird, Jews just can't stop blathering about blacks (unless they can squawk about "rising anti-Semitism") .... while out in the real world they've successfully immigrated all this other actual diversity into the US.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @donut, @Mike Tre, @Hangnail Hans, @PaceLaw

    I’m the same way. Movies/shows I used to enjoy – Clint Eastwood movies are a good example – I can’t watch anymore. Token negroes, the homosexual subplot, a producer’s ethnic jewish nephew insultingly miscast in roll meant for a specific non jewish ethnic background (although that has been happening since the sixties); I can’t unsee it anymore.

    • Replies: @prime noticer
    @Mike Tre

    "Movies/shows I used to enjoy...I can’t watch anymore. Token negroes, the homosexual subplot, a producer’s ethnic jewish nephew insultingly miscast in roll meant for a specific non jewish ethnic background...I can’t unsee it anymore."

    check out something even seemingly totally unrelated to all that stuff, like Outbreak from 1995, popular again last year because of the 'pandemic'. the jew, the homo, and the black guy are going to save the world, and the wasp guy stands in the way. there's NO WAY it's an accident - that combination shows up over and over and over when you know to check for it.

    you can't unsee this stuff after you're aware of it. it's deliberately put into lots of movies for decades, and you start to notice it right away after you know what to look for. the smart brother thing goes all the way back to the 70s. it's really amazing when you become aware of it, how even in silly, fun stuff like The Blob remake in 1988, the government scientist is some random african to show they're really smart or something.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

  111. @Anon7
    “As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.”

    As more people from all over the world pour into America, they will want everything we have.

    And they’ll take it.

    Meanwhile in South Africa…

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=tx5TcEcnLxo

    Replies: @Pericles

    A choice of current headlines.

    ’It’s impossible to get a loaf of bread. People are panic buying’

    In a national address on Monday night about the violence which started off as protests against former president Jacob Zuma’s jailing last week for contempt of court, Ramaphosa said the country could face food and medicine shortages as a result of disruptions to supply chains and industries across the two provinces.

    (Would Americans go out and be unruly if Trump was jailed? Or is Jacob Zuma just a more loveable person?)

    LIVE UPDATES: #SayNoToLooting – violence, looting continues despite SANDF deployment

    SANDF is it some sort of government twitter task force? No, it’s the army.

    South Africans are hoping for an end to the violence, looting and intimidation that has rocked the country after President Cyril Ramaphosa said last night he would mobilise all available resources and capabilities to restore order in the country. However, widespread looting is still continuing in Gauteng and KZN.

    (Well, on the surface it’s not that different from USA last summer. It was just that the looters were supported by the state apparatus in your case.)

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Pericles

    Looters are still supported by the state. In California, particularly San Francisco, any shoplifter taking less than $950 is only issued a misdemeanor ticket, so the police don't even bother to respond.

    I'm told by one resident that some stores will follow shoplifters around and surreptitiously total their thefts. They are warned if the total exceeds $950, the police will be called.

  112. @AnotherDad
    @Mike Tre


    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?
     
    One would think not.

    I realize i'm on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks. I'll tolerate a bit if it's in the context of a credible story that features other people, but i'll immediately shut down anything that is really "black" or racial preaching or miscegenation or this weird thing (which the BBC now loves) of airdropping blacks into European period pieces (no, just no). Life's too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.


    The funny thing is there is actually increased diversity in the US, but Hollyweird's Jews insist on addressing calls for rising diversity with ... blacks. They are probably the most over-represented ethnic group on TV, with the exception of Jews themselves.

    Meanwhile the actually now quite substantial Hispanic population--now a quarter larger than blacks (half again larger in younger cohorts)--gets very little Hollyweird attention.

    And ... Hollyweird is heavily dependent on overseas sales, yet ... keep pushing blacks, who really are unloved in most of the world. (My impression is foreigners are willing to watch 'em do their black shtick--some strutting, some violence--but really don't want to be pickled in them. Entertainment media is somewhat aspirational. We generally want to look at better looking people and/or be involved in stories of people who seem more interesting/successful or at least that we see ourselves in.)


    As i've pointed out, the American Jews--lacking any meaningful oppression in the US--basically hi-jacked blacks' experience here (slavery, Jim Crow) as their core narrative for attacking American whites, our "white bread" culture, our history and pushing minoritarianism. Mission accomplished! (Sadly, it worked.) But Jews themselves seem mentally imprisoned by it. Academia, journalism, government, Hollyweird, Jews just can't stop blathering about blacks (unless they can squawk about "rising anti-Semitism") .... while out in the real world they've successfully immigrated all this other actual diversity into the US.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @donut, @Mike Tre, @Hangnail Hans, @PaceLaw

    The worldwide propaganda is slowly but surely having worldwide effects. Most people overseas who didn’t care about negrolatry one way or the other are coming around to see that the Anointed Ones really are worthy of veneration.

    Ten or twenty thousand (fictional) instances drilled into their heads will have the desired effect, and with no actual negroes actually handy to conflict with the narrative it’s even easier to brainwash people in Myanmar and Montenegro than it is in suburban Memphis.

    And yes, I’ve seen old ladies in the Balkans watching Jewish “American” movies on TV and coming away with exactly the “right” conclusions.

  113. @Dumbo
    @Triteleia Laxa


    I would expect the curves to be yet more similar now as economic opportunity is a lot more similar now,
     
    Even if women make more money today, they still want a man that makes more money than them (and is taller, has more status, etc). It will never be equal.

    Unless they are a cougar supporting a young lover or something, they are not looking for a "poor loser", even if he's beautiful and athletic.

    This in the middle class/liberal professionals. Among the poor/low working class, it might be more similar.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa

    Even if women make more money today, they still want a man that makes more money than them (and is taller, has more status, etc). It will never be equal.

    You want a woman who makes less money than you? Who has less status than you? Would you write “please, no rich, generous women” on your dsting profile? If so, why?

    Unless they are a cougar supporting a young lover or something, they are not looking for a “poor loser”, even if he’s beautiful and athletic.

    Most of the couples I see, in actual life, are composed of two roughly equal looking people with roughly equal social status. It therefore seems that men and women have roughly the same priorities when looking for their partner.

    It is sad when men on the internet right peddle this “women trade youth/beauty for men’s money/status nonsense.” It is like they don’t know any actual couples in real life and get their entire perspective from the coupling of old billionaires.

    Old and already divorced billionaires are not representative. They have extreme status/money, that almost no one can match, and many other weirdnesses. Don’t the online right know couples in real life?

    Yes, there may be still be a slight asymmetry, but it is obviously very marginal.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Triteleia Laxa

    The internet men peddling women trade beauty and youth for money and status, women can’t conceive after 30 and obsessing about fertility don’t know any normal people including normal single people. It’s just the ancient codgers, their laptops and their hands.

  114. @indocon
    It's not just movies, creativity has gibe down everywhere else. Since cellphones, there has been no path breaking invention.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Since cellphones, there has been no path breaking invention.

    I would say smartphones, which have brought a lot of good and a lot of ill to the world.

    All other real, recent technical achievements are mere incremental improvements to what has come before.

    There is a lot of vaporware stuff that appears to be moving forward, like AI.

    Yeah, the algos have improved, but the real reason AI appears to be advancing is that we live in a golden age of cheap, extraordinarily powerful computing hatdware.

  115. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    >Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    As an example of crazy thinking, this opinion is outstanding.

  116. @The Alarmist
    The obvious solution is to go back to the roots of Western theatre, and start depicting the black experience in the form of Greek tragedy.

    Since scholars have failed to discover the origins of Greek tragedy, it would be easy for African Americans to culturally appropriate it by saying the Greeks stole it from Africans during the days when the Greeks had built their civilisation on slavery (historical accuracy be damned: Africans were the only slaves in all of history, don’t ‘cha know).

    For example, the Tragedy of George Floyd:

    Floyd, the tragic hero (in conventional Greek tragedy, Floyd would be an anti-hero, but Aristotilean rules don’t apply to blacks), whose misfortune is visited upon him not through vice or depravity but by some error of judgment. His tragic fall elicits the pity of the audience, for the undeserved misfortune he suffers, and further elicits the fear felt by the audience when they contemplate that such misfortune could possibly befall themselves in similar situations.

    Chauvin as antagonist, who woke up every day with the hope he could vex our protagonist. There is no question he is evil in this drama.

    MSM as Greek Chorus, stomping and dancing, speaking their lines in unison, and always wearing masks.

    The story certainly meets the requisite three unities:

    Unity of action: Prolonged knee on neck, with other sub-plots dismissed as irrelevant

    Unity of place: The only scene is on the ground behind the car.

    Unity of time: The whole play unfolds in less than ten minutes; nothing outside this period is relevant.

    As for catharsis, there is no doubt that the Summer of 2020 and beyond has shown no shortage of catharsis in the black and woke communities.

    Deus ex machina in the form of the US judicial system comes too late to help poor Floyd, but it rains money upon his next of kin and shields the cathartic from prosecution for their catharsis in the streets, while ruthlessly raining ruin on the privileged oppressors who made the wicked institutions that could create monsters such as Chauvin possible.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Paco Wové

    Superb!

    Thanks. George will have to be played by one of those Africans with a plummy English accent and a history with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Or go full-on Ancient Greek (painted statues &c) and black up Kenneth Branagh or similar.

    Chauvin? Get sparkle socks Justin to play him.

  117. @Whiskey
    @Anonymous

    This analysis is nonsense, it is deeply flawed.

    First, for movies, while non-Whites may go to movies in the US more than Whites, and are generally younger than Whites, they are mostly non-black. Thus, black black black black blackety black black black is not a winning market move for movies.

    Second, movies since at least the 2000s have been made for a GLOBAL audience. This means, basically US+EU+China+India. There are collectively in that global audience not many blacks. Chinese in particular don't like seeing lots of leading man blacks, and neither do Indians or most paying Europeans.

    Third, as the FT Lex column observed years ago, movie studios are theme parks with studios attached. Most movies made are done so with an eye for attractions, rides, merchandise, etc. A good example would be Frozen, the original has made Disney enormous amounts of revenue and profit. Simply licensing those characters provides a guaranteed stream of income (as long as they don't screw up the sequel). As Lucas found with Star Wars, the real money is in merchandise not ticket sales. Whites buy merchandise. Blacks mostly just steal it. You know its true.

    Fourth, black-ifying or woke-ifying beloved shows ruins the licensing stream. Kathleen Kennedy managed to match JJ Abrams and the show runners of Picard and Star Trek Discovery who killed the Star Trek franchise by killing the Star Wars franchise. By wokeifying and blackifying both, and making beloved original or semi-original characters look awful, all both teams did was destroy the appetite for more toys, games, etc. Who wants a Picard or Star Trek stuff when its all evil and the only good thing is some black chick? Black chicks are not the audience for Star Trek any more than woke lesbians are the audience for Star Wars.

    Fifth, blackifying came on like gang busters during late Obama Administration. During 2010, blacks occupied the usual amount of screen space as magical racial redeemers for conflicted White guys in movies like the Green Mile. By 2014 it was black black black black black everywhere.

    Sixth, this comes on the heels of comic books, aimed since the end of the 1990s comic book bust, at White nerds 30-60 now, remaking all the White characters into gay blacks. Or gays. Or blacks. Blacks don't buy comic books, the founders of Milestone Comics (all black imprint and original characters) found that out.

    Seventh, TV is based on viewership (both pure numbers and demographics of viewers), money from cable (constantly declining), and resales of original content in syndication. Blacks are the least desirable audience, even though they watch more. There are fewer of them, and most have no money. In 2010 the average White household net worth was over $125,000. The average black net worth per household was about $1,000. Per Pew Hispanic Trust. Roughly. I am sure you can look the actual numbess up.

    Consider all those ads by Mercedes, Lexus, BMW featuring black families. Are they aiming at blacks? No, White women of course. Women make or influence 85% of all consumer purchases, so advertisers only want White women. And upper class White women. Who can't get enough black black black black black.

    But its more than that. Ad agencies are now largely staffed by blacks, so its all black black black black black. Hollywood is now run at the exec level by black and White women. Jewish males have been largely pushed out. Its why Disney and the other studios have explicitly STATED they want only:

    *Black actors
    *Black producers
    *Black writers
    *Black directors

    Black people in entertainment are ethnically nepotistically colonizing Hollywood the way Indians did IT. Good luck getting hired in Hollywood if you are White. Even big shot names can't get movies or TV shows made any more, because they are White and male.

    Hollywood is all black, all the time. Because people like Kathleen Kennedy figure black folks won't create a hit. Hits threaten the execs as they cause the CEO or Board Members to wonder if the hit maker might be better in charge than the exec. A bunch of woke garbage that is all black black black black black is failure proof. People don't watch Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney Streaming because its all black and woke? Bunch of racist bigots. Not the execs fault or show runners fault. People are not responding to the all black male / White female couples in Mercedes ads? Racist bigots. Not the Agencies fault, and did you see their diversity award?

    Its a classic agency problem. Hollywood execs are very interested in money -- their salary, bonuses, and continued contracts. They could care less about the companies they work for making money and will actively destroy them if it means (and it usually does) they advance their own personal careers by wokeism that also sees off talented White guys who can develop shows/movies/writers/actors that make money. Its similar to the US Military Upper Officer Corps particularly the JCS, and most political leaders. The old awful movie moguls were awful people, mostly, but because it was their dollar on the line and their profit at the end they produced movies that people wanted to see: Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc.

    Consider this: Hollywood's last big "mega hit" was Raiders of the Lost Ark. With toys, games, merchandising, etc. and it was also the last new thing. Favreau and Kevin Feige did do an interesting twist to drop teasers for the next movie into the post-credits sequence, and the idea of a comic book wider shared universe (both taken from the original comics). But it was just adapting techniques and stories from other formats.

    Creatively black people are a dead end in writing and directing and producing. Some innovative musical genres (now exclusively White: Jazz, Blues) were done by black people whose musical innovations or even high quality ended around 1988 or so (along admittedly with Whites). No black writer has created even anything approaching say Georges Simenon's Maigret or Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. On the page no one knows the author is black. The story is entertaining or not, and blacks in writing and creating stories can't entertain.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Yngvar, @Mr. Anon

    Hollywood execs are very interested in money

    The zeitgeist view among the trendsetters in the US is very binary — black v white — in the present. The rest of the world doesn’t look at it that way. Hence the Black Widow, not very black but a lot of money.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Yngvar

    I took one for the team and actually saw Black Widow yesterday. I am not that familiar with the Marvel Comic Universe, but I was underwhelmed. The movie was well acted and had 4 or 5 big chase/special effects scenes. Other than that, it was the same "I don't know who my family is" "We're your family" dialogue for over two hours. And Scarlett is losing her looks; there were a few scenes where should looked like a tired 45 yo woman, not the 36 yo she is. F9 was better.

    Also saw A Quiet Place II, which was a clever sequel to the original. Th only jarring note was the appearance in the last reel of the obligatory wise black man who explained it all. But the filmmakers redeemed themselves by having the monster kill him a few minutes later.

  118. Early 80s remake of The Odd Couple with a Black cast.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Odd_Couple

    Original 1970s odd couple: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odd_Couple_(1970_TV_series)

    I think the producer Gary Marshall blamed the ‘suits’ for being cheap and refusing to pay for the scripts to be rewritten with a Black cast in mind.

  119. While I do think the entertainment industry is largely out of ideas and signs of this were apparent well before the woke era, no one seems to comment on how the over representation of black characters never seems to show some wonderful alternate way of being (with the possible exception of Black Panther), it just shows blacks living essentially white lives most of the time. Is this a result of the mostly white showrunners trying to show “see, they are just like us” or some kind of wish fulfillment on the part of blacks in the entertainment industry?

    I do have to give credit to “Precious” and “Moonlight” as black films that in which protagonists and antagonists are black and feature some pretty ugly characters/behavior. Also thought Bridgerton was actually a pretty decent British period drama/soap opera in which the blackness of various characters was an extremely minor part of the plot.

    • Replies: @peterike
    @Arclight

    Also thought Bridgerton was actually a pretty decent British period drama/soap opera in which the blackness of various characters was an extremely minor part of the plot.

    Minor part of the plot, but the essential element of the propaganda.

  120. @Joe Paluka
    As a white person, I don't watch any black movies because I can't identify with them or the characters. When movies started having black male "hero" characters in them in the 80's, I stopped going to see movies save for the rare movie that features all white leading roles. The only movies I watch are ones made before 1985.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Paperback Writer, @theMann, @R.G. Camara

    I am usually opposed to spending money on DVDs (why buy something when you can stream it?), but in this case buying the DVDs of your favorite pre-1985 movies maybe called for. Because I think a lot of them are going to get disappeared.

    • Replies: @Feryl
    @Paperback Writer

    Streaming quality varies....A lot. A physical disc , Assuming you haven't been using it as a coaster, is going to give the same consistent output in quality (especially Blu rays and 4Ks which are more durable than DVDs). Furthermore, there are often multiple versions of the same movie on the market. E.G., differing run times due to editing changes, differing color grading and picture resolution, and differing audio tracks. At least with the disc it's easy to know which version of the movie you are getting, and you know it's yours for however long you want to keep it.

    Why 1985? Re-edits of movies from all eras has been a thing since the 80's* (when Ridley Scott, George Lucas, and Spielberg used their clout to release newly tinkered with versions of older movies, hell Lucas has essentially been doing this since the first Star Wars was re-released in the late 70's, when he would change title cards and lines of dialogue often for no good reason.

    *I would say that restored violence in remasters of once censored horror movies has been a very good thing. The violence used to be so bluntly edited in 80's and 90's movies that it ruined the composition and editing flow of violent scenes (the MPAA would often back editors up against a wall by demanding more and more trims, increasingly bastardizing the aesthetics of a scene). The MPAA really had a stick up it's butt for a while, putting horror movies on lock down even though Gen X-ers wanted ultra-violent movies. When the Stallone movie Cobra was rated in 1986, the MPAA removed the entire scene of a home invasion due to the Nightstalker rampage of that era.

  121. Anon[124] • Disclaimer says:

    Most movies used to be based on books written by whites about whites.

    Jewish moguls used WASP books to create scripts because the movies sold buckets. Jewish moguls no longer use WASP on WASP material and the movies they make now bomb.

    Soon the moguls won’t be moguls anymore. It’s stupid of them to train whites to fall out of love with movies and lose the international market as well.

    Let them fail like an architectural firm that makes bridges that fall down. Soon they won’t be in business.

  122. @Altai
    There was also an attempted remake of 'Heathers' where they weren't stereotypical popular blonde girls but led by an angry BPD gender fluid fat goth girl who used political correctness as a shield from criticism, a gay guy and the normal blonde straight girl is the put-on sympathetic one.

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

    There was so much outcry that it never got released but the trailer remains. Making them all white and very North Western European looking was apparently not good enough.

    Replies: @Anon, @Desiderius, @Peter Akuleyev, @Anonymous Jew

    If you want to know who rules you…

  123. Related:

    Eros isn’t just about sex.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Desiderius

    Hormonal birth control plays a major role in the obesity crisis. Athletes hardly ever take it for a reason. Also back in college every few months in our student newspaper there would be a story about some healthy young female student mysteriously dying of a stroke.

  124. This is what creativity looks like:

    Want creativity? Practice Genesis.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    I'm sorry but what may seem admirable from within a certain religious tradition just seems weird looking from the outside. As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn't it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?

    They met on the street - love at first sight and they got married almost immediately. But then:


    In their first ten months of marriage, they agreed to live a life of sexual abstinence. Little did they know that this experience would give them the capacity to understand the beauty and grandeur of the virginal life, since they would be entrusted with five daughters who would live out a virginal consecration. Under the guidance of a spiritual director, they were encouraged to have children of their own.
     
    Reading between the lines, Zelie had some serious sexual hangups which she overcame (or was pressured by her priest into overcoming) herself, but she successfully passed these hangups onto her girls. It's not unusual for women to have this kind of ambivalence or confused feelings regarding sex, but Catholicism turns them into features of the religion rather than pathologies. Motherhood is good but sex is bad, so the most noble Catholic woman of all manages to have one without the other.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Bill, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Desiderius

    There's an entire weird clique of religious lesbians on the internet who support each other. I think this Twitter gal is either one of them, or adjacent.

    As long as you clutch a Bible whilst coming to climax, you're OK.

    I call it kink.

    , @Alden
    @Desiderius

    Finally figured you out. You’re really a M to F tranny all angry because your surgeon can’t find an ovary and womb donor. You bring sex and gynecology into every discussion. Those hormone pills you take to keep your beard and arm and leg hair from coming back contain many of the same hormones as birth control pills.

    Start a blog where you and the other wifeless womanless child less old codgers of UNZ can get together and discuss their beyond weird obsession with gynecology and obstetrics.

    No children but fascinated with women having or not having children. That’s a symptom of the severe mental illness of men wanting to be women. Or weirdos like you.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anon, @J.Ross

  125. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

    By focusing on the outliers (especially the bottom 10 or 20%) you make the problem sound much worse than it really is. For men there is a slight positive association between income and finding a mate (just as you would expect based on common sense) but above the 20th percentile it is very slight. Of course if you are a homeless bum you are going to have problems attracting a mate but otherwise the chances for a janitor are only slightly worse than they are for a CEO – you go from maybe a 75% chance to a 90% chance – not a big driver.

  126. @Whiskey
    @Anonymous

    This analysis is nonsense, it is deeply flawed.

    First, for movies, while non-Whites may go to movies in the US more than Whites, and are generally younger than Whites, they are mostly non-black. Thus, black black black black blackety black black black is not a winning market move for movies.

    Second, movies since at least the 2000s have been made for a GLOBAL audience. This means, basically US+EU+China+India. There are collectively in that global audience not many blacks. Chinese in particular don't like seeing lots of leading man blacks, and neither do Indians or most paying Europeans.

    Third, as the FT Lex column observed years ago, movie studios are theme parks with studios attached. Most movies made are done so with an eye for attractions, rides, merchandise, etc. A good example would be Frozen, the original has made Disney enormous amounts of revenue and profit. Simply licensing those characters provides a guaranteed stream of income (as long as they don't screw up the sequel). As Lucas found with Star Wars, the real money is in merchandise not ticket sales. Whites buy merchandise. Blacks mostly just steal it. You know its true.

    Fourth, black-ifying or woke-ifying beloved shows ruins the licensing stream. Kathleen Kennedy managed to match JJ Abrams and the show runners of Picard and Star Trek Discovery who killed the Star Trek franchise by killing the Star Wars franchise. By wokeifying and blackifying both, and making beloved original or semi-original characters look awful, all both teams did was destroy the appetite for more toys, games, etc. Who wants a Picard or Star Trek stuff when its all evil and the only good thing is some black chick? Black chicks are not the audience for Star Trek any more than woke lesbians are the audience for Star Wars.

    Fifth, blackifying came on like gang busters during late Obama Administration. During 2010, blacks occupied the usual amount of screen space as magical racial redeemers for conflicted White guys in movies like the Green Mile. By 2014 it was black black black black black everywhere.

    Sixth, this comes on the heels of comic books, aimed since the end of the 1990s comic book bust, at White nerds 30-60 now, remaking all the White characters into gay blacks. Or gays. Or blacks. Blacks don't buy comic books, the founders of Milestone Comics (all black imprint and original characters) found that out.

    Seventh, TV is based on viewership (both pure numbers and demographics of viewers), money from cable (constantly declining), and resales of original content in syndication. Blacks are the least desirable audience, even though they watch more. There are fewer of them, and most have no money. In 2010 the average White household net worth was over $125,000. The average black net worth per household was about $1,000. Per Pew Hispanic Trust. Roughly. I am sure you can look the actual numbess up.

    Consider all those ads by Mercedes, Lexus, BMW featuring black families. Are they aiming at blacks? No, White women of course. Women make or influence 85% of all consumer purchases, so advertisers only want White women. And upper class White women. Who can't get enough black black black black black.

    But its more than that. Ad agencies are now largely staffed by blacks, so its all black black black black black. Hollywood is now run at the exec level by black and White women. Jewish males have been largely pushed out. Its why Disney and the other studios have explicitly STATED they want only:

    *Black actors
    *Black producers
    *Black writers
    *Black directors

    Black people in entertainment are ethnically nepotistically colonizing Hollywood the way Indians did IT. Good luck getting hired in Hollywood if you are White. Even big shot names can't get movies or TV shows made any more, because they are White and male.

    Hollywood is all black, all the time. Because people like Kathleen Kennedy figure black folks won't create a hit. Hits threaten the execs as they cause the CEO or Board Members to wonder if the hit maker might be better in charge than the exec. A bunch of woke garbage that is all black black black black black is failure proof. People don't watch Falcon and Winter Soldier on Disney Streaming because its all black and woke? Bunch of racist bigots. Not the execs fault or show runners fault. People are not responding to the all black male / White female couples in Mercedes ads? Racist bigots. Not the Agencies fault, and did you see their diversity award?

    Its a classic agency problem. Hollywood execs are very interested in money -- their salary, bonuses, and continued contracts. They could care less about the companies they work for making money and will actively destroy them if it means (and it usually does) they advance their own personal careers by wokeism that also sees off talented White guys who can develop shows/movies/writers/actors that make money. Its similar to the US Military Upper Officer Corps particularly the JCS, and most political leaders. The old awful movie moguls were awful people, mostly, but because it was their dollar on the line and their profit at the end they produced movies that people wanted to see: Gone with the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc.

    Consider this: Hollywood's last big "mega hit" was Raiders of the Lost Ark. With toys, games, merchandising, etc. and it was also the last new thing. Favreau and Kevin Feige did do an interesting twist to drop teasers for the next movie into the post-credits sequence, and the idea of a comic book wider shared universe (both taken from the original comics). But it was just adapting techniques and stories from other formats.

    Creatively black people are a dead end in writing and directing and producing. Some innovative musical genres (now exclusively White: Jazz, Blues) were done by black people whose musical innovations or even high quality ended around 1988 or so (along admittedly with Whites). No black writer has created even anything approaching say Georges Simenon's Maigret or Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot. On the page no one knows the author is black. The story is entertaining or not, and blacks in writing and creating stories can't entertain.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Yngvar, @Mr. Anon

    Hollywood is now run at the exec level by black and White women. Jewish males have been largely pushed out. Its why Disney and the other studios have explicitly STATED they want only:

    Yeah, sure Whiskey, whatever you say. Of course ten years ago you were saying it was all WASPs running Hollywood.

    Or maybe you’re just full of s**t.

  127. The new live action, Disney, Cinderella, stars a Latina, who looks like an ugly step-sister. The actress can’t sing and is enhanced (somewhat) with auto tune. The fairy godmother, is a real fairy. A Black transvestite.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Michelle

    Take a good look at the new Cinderella’s face. Looks more like a man than a woman.

    Replies: @Michelle

  128. @The Alarmist
    The obvious solution is to go back to the roots of Western theatre, and start depicting the black experience in the form of Greek tragedy.

    Since scholars have failed to discover the origins of Greek tragedy, it would be easy for African Americans to culturally appropriate it by saying the Greeks stole it from Africans during the days when the Greeks had built their civilisation on slavery (historical accuracy be damned: Africans were the only slaves in all of history, don’t ‘cha know).

    For example, the Tragedy of George Floyd:

    Floyd, the tragic hero (in conventional Greek tragedy, Floyd would be an anti-hero, but Aristotilean rules don’t apply to blacks), whose misfortune is visited upon him not through vice or depravity but by some error of judgment. His tragic fall elicits the pity of the audience, for the undeserved misfortune he suffers, and further elicits the fear felt by the audience when they contemplate that such misfortune could possibly befall themselves in similar situations.

    Chauvin as antagonist, who woke up every day with the hope he could vex our protagonist. There is no question he is evil in this drama.

    MSM as Greek Chorus, stomping and dancing, speaking their lines in unison, and always wearing masks.

    The story certainly meets the requisite three unities:

    Unity of action: Prolonged knee on neck, with other sub-plots dismissed as irrelevant

    Unity of place: The only scene is on the ground behind the car.

    Unity of time: The whole play unfolds in less than ten minutes; nothing outside this period is relevant.

    As for catharsis, there is no doubt that the Summer of 2020 and beyond has shown no shortage of catharsis in the black and woke communities.

    Deus ex machina in the form of the US judicial system comes too late to help poor Floyd, but it rains money upon his next of kin and shields the cathartic from prosecution for their catharsis in the streets, while ruthlessly raining ruin on the privileged oppressors who made the wicked institutions that could create monsters such as Chauvin possible.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Paco Wové

    “Floyd … whose misfortune is visited upon him not through vice or depravity but by some error of judgment. “

    Hmmm… are you implying that something could be wrong with a black man? The reverend Dr. I.X. Kendi would not approve!

  129. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    Real true blood white people with WASP roots don’t watch TV.

    Sure, none of them watched Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones, or Chernobyl. Those were pitched strictly at blacks and latinos, obviously.

  130. @Known Fact
    God forgive me but I'm thinking an X-Files reboot that starts out deadly serious each week but the black Sculley and Mulder then always get ridiculously scared -- bug-eyed 1930s stereotype scared -- whenever they encounter some creepy phenomenon.

    I'm not waiting on a phone call for this one

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @anon, @James J O'Meara, @J.Ross

    Not only would that be hilarious but actual black audiences would love it.

  131. @Desiderius
    This is what creativity looks like:

    https://twitter.com/LeahLibresco/status/1414725068538716163?s=20

    Want creativity? Practice Genesis.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Alden

    I’m sorry but what may seem admirable from within a certain religious tradition just seems weird looking from the outside. As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn’t it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?

    They met on the street – love at first sight and they got married almost immediately. But then:

    In their first ten months of marriage, they agreed to live a life of sexual abstinence. Little did they know that this experience would give them the capacity to understand the beauty and grandeur of the virginal life, since they would be entrusted with five daughters who would live out a virginal consecration. Under the guidance of a spiritual director, they were encouraged to have children of their own.

    Reading between the lines, Zelie had some serious sexual hangups which she overcame (or was pressured by her priest into overcoming) herself, but she successfully passed these hangups onto her girls. It’s not unusual for women to have this kind of ambivalence or confused feelings regarding sex, but Catholicism turns them into features of the religion rather than pathologies. Motherhood is good but sex is bad, so the most noble Catholic woman of all manages to have one without the other.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    I was just talking about participating in the wonder of organic life and appreciating it even when brief. Sparks all sorts of creativity in place you didn’t even know you had it.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Bill
    @Jack D

    Western Civilization, like all civilizations, prized female virginity.

    "Serious sexual hang-ups . . . sex is bad" is just the blinding hatred typical of your ilk.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn’t it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?
     
    You have a point, considering that one of the five daughters was rejected by her sisters' convent, as their mother was. That might have been a sign to accept a different vocation, as mom did. But she found another order.

    The father was also not accepted for religious life. Had both parents gotten their original wish, the girls would never have been born, so they weren't planning on grandchildren in any case. Instead of two religious, they produced five, one who became a Doctor of the Church. Compare the Ratzingers, one of whose three celibate children rose to the Papacy. Arguably a worthy reward for their sacrifice.

    In other cases it's debatable. Edward the Confessor's "celibacy" (he actually married, but never consummated, by mutual agreement) contributed to the Anglo-Saxons' defeat. Henry the Navigator's avowed bachelorhood was less critical; he was the last of several sons. He put his free time to good use!

    The effect of celibacy on the populations that embraced it (Catholic, Orthodox, Buddhist) is trivial compared to that of secular modernism. And the celibates did much good in return. Would we even have genetics had Gregor Mendel married? Yes, but somewhat later. His difference wasn't so much intelligence as it was patience.
    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    Absolutely correct. The essence of being a nun is you yourself don’t have children but by becoming a nun you can be a substitute mother to all the children of the world. Theoretically weird but practically very useful.

    In practical terms, the farmlands and real estate holdings of the old convents made it possible for the nuns to establish hospitals schools and “ orphanages” or free boarding schools for children of the poor. Plus lots of sliding scale rentals for women ranging from dorms for poorly paid working women to retirement homes to grand apartments for dissident queens and aristocrats.

    The system was all women from top to bottom.

  132. What creativity crisis?

    Diversity is the angry riposte to the continuing majesty of White creativity.

    When the full gamut of yiddish tv has run its course through judeo-american tv programming Australia will remain, like a nuclear-proof cockroach impervious to the kike crimes and their fallout.

    Steve, wher do you stand on Powderfinger?

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    @Pat Hannagan

    Which reminds me how there's a whole lot of formerly sub-Whites now getting thrown into the collective bin on account of our skin.

    Leaving aside my own gripes for a moment what about the Russians:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXX8HiW2CRg

    White Russians were never accepted as Western White people, ffs there were two world wars fought over it a third still in progress yet we're privileged to be at once against us and for us?

    Americans need to sort their Jew Overlords out, at least get them to exterminate you first.

    , @Anon
    @Pat Hannagan

    The first song in this Oh Sees set live in Paris is so perfect I've never been able to get beyond the first song.

    https://youtu.be/jvh_Txnam2U

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Pat Hannagan

  133. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    You just conflated movies with TV after dedicating several paragraphs to the thesis that more blacks are in movies because more blacks go to the movies.

  134. @R.G. Camara
    These remakes/reboots, but with a "diverse cast" and woke lectures, all smack of bad directors doing a Shakespeare play but setting it in X: Outerspace, 19th Century London, N a z i Germany, American Wild West,etc.. Or of making the whole cast black or female or Asian or midgets. It's tiresome and trite.

    In other words, it's really just stunts to hide the fact that the director isn't very good/trying very hard but wants attention. So yeah, creative bankruptcy, I agree. It's Soviet entertainment, everything was either infused with lecturing and hectoring or else was something beloved long ago.

    However, I think the wokeness/forced diversity has actually caused the bankruptcy. Or perhaps its a vicious cycle: hire woke, diverse creators based on politics/identity over more talented folks with the wrong politics/identity, and you get folks who can't do anything but screech politics didactically and try to reboot old materials and "fix" them. Bad writers can't be originally good.

    Now, as each year the culture becomes more fragmented, the old Networks and studios keep trying nostalgia to drag old people to watching, and hopefully bring retro younger folks with them. Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it. And 80's movies have Millenials watching and loving (likely secretly because the movies show majority-white high schools and family world that warms them in a way they don't want to describe).

    So the corporate media is ok with all the reboots, because they figure its the only way to draw in any large audiences, and thus the woke/diversity brigades aren't being kicked out yet. The Wonder Years is probably a show that can do such a reboot with blacks, but it will be all racism nostalgia, all the time, and thus drive everyone away. Frasier is set to reboot soon, likely with a more "diverse" cast (perhaps he finds love with a black tranny), which will likely be awful (Frasier ended when it was tired and yet still kicking; I highly doubt they will find anything new to keep it fresh).

    Surprisingly, a few years ago they were going to reboot of Murder, She Wrote (the old Angela Lansbury 80's series where the old lady solved mysteries)....with a black female lead instead. Quelle surprise. But fans heard about it and revolted online, and it was quite surprising how many people objected loudly to it. They decided to shelve the idea. Good for them. If you want to do a mystery show, just do it and risk the win/loss.

    However, I've long thought that a series that could be rebooted successfully today with a new cast would be the 80's scifi series Quantum Leap (originally made by center-right TV titan Donald P. Bellasario, who also made NCIS, JAG, and Magnum, P.I.). In the show, the protagonist was a scientist who got caught in a time travel experiment and had to "leap" through time (and into various people) and "fix" things that went wrong in the past. It made Scott Bakula a star.

    In a reboot, they could just say that a later, younger, scientific group discovered the old notes of the scientists from the previous show, and decided to try it themselves, without knowing or meeting the original group.

    The twist in the new Quantum Leap would be the time traveller would be the womanizing lout while the hologram-guardian would be the morally-pure, priggish one (in the old Quantum Leap, the time traveller Sam was a "choir boy" and the hologram-guardian was a 5-times-divorced ladies man Al). You could even have call back episodes where the new guy meets Sam (who, in the finale of the old show, was still leaping and was said to be leaping forever until he died) in a mutual leap and work together (Scott Bakula gets a cameo), and new guy could "fix" old TV show leaps that messed up later. And you'd get more 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s nostalgia, which would work to draw viewers in (Quantum Leap was, for all its scifiness/action elements, a nostalgia show in the vein of Wonder Years for Boomers, so this could be for Millenials.).

    But of course, they'd mess it up by making episode an attack on any non-woke thing from a few years back--every show would be about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.. Unless helmed by righties, who could humorously depict lefties eating each other over the latest change in propaganda versus just five years before.

    Anyway, yeah, for the most part, reboots and remakes suck and are just tools for bad woke artists to wallow in.

    Replies: @Rob, @Known Fact, @Peter Akuleyev, @Triteleia Laxa

    No mention of Quantum Leap is complete without a nod to Time Tunnel, the 1966 series where James Darren and Robert Colbert randomly bounce around trying in vain to reroute the Titanic, prevent Pearl Harbor and Little Big Horn etc etc. In an early feminist touch TV goddess Lee Meriwether plays one of the time techies back at base. The reboot would of course have to feature a handsome black guy, a fabulous gay white and an all-knowing tranny techie.

    • Thanks: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @guest007
    @Known Fact

    Look up Timeless. Same idea as time tunnel except with super intelligent female, black guy, and dumb white guy.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5511582/

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @Known Fact
    @Known Fact

    And I just came up with the debut episode -- they go back in time trying to save Emmett Till!

    , @LondonBob
    @Known Fact

    I used to like Quantum Leap when I was young, watched some old episodes they had on TV during lockdown, wow were they shows saturated in new left sixties propaganda, really overt.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @Hrw-500
    @Known Fact

    They did once an attempt in 2002 to reboot the Time Tunnel and the pilot of this proposed reboot was released in 2006.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313707/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwzrASTN4dQ

    Replies: @Known Fact

  135. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    Cause/effect? TV exists to sell advertising. Who has the money, blacks!? I have a wife and four kids. The actual TV in my house hasn’t been turned on in months.

    • Replies: @anon
    @JMcG

    TV exists to sell advertising. Who has the money, blacks!?

    Do you consider "credit" and "money" to be same thing? Advertisers sure do.

    Black people tend to be tribal. Show them an advert with a black person driving a Nissan, it nudges them to go get a Nissan. Because tribal. Wypipo don't care about seeing adverts with wypipo, they will by a Nissan based on price or other reasons.

    Although given the unending blackety black blackness of current adverts, with the endless black-husband-white-wife-this-has-always-been-normal-you-rayciss gaslighting...there could be change brewing. Some members of my family have reached or are reaching Peak Negro in terms of entertainments; "Do I have to divorce my husband and marry a random black man to actually enjoy [thing] now?" is a sarcastic remark I heard earlier this year from a middle aged woman.

  136. Here’s one new thing to spice up contemporary TV and movies. Last month, the Writers Guild of America held a summit on how to insert pro-vaccine propaganda (on the sly, mind you) into the country’s diet of prole-feed.

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/the-propaganda-factory

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Mr. Anon

    They needed a summit? It's not that difficult...

    PEGGY: Good morning, Mr Mannix's office.
    LT MALCOLM: Is Joe there, Peggy? That ballistics report just came in.
    PEGGY: I'll have him call you, Art. He's getting his second Moderna dose right now!
    LT MALCOLM: I hear it's safe and effective

    HAUGHTY ALIEN: This ship answers to my will now, Captain
    KIRK: We have a life-saving shipment of safe and effective Pfizer vaccine needed on Rigel 6, and we are going to Rigel 6

    Replies: @Known Fact

  137. @Pat Hannagan
    What creativity crisis?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqrhP89YvXU

    Diversity is the angry riposte to the continuing majesty of White creativity.

    When the full gamut of yiddish tv has run its course through judeo-american tv programming Australia will remain, like a nuclear-proof cockroach impervious to the kike crimes and their fallout.

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

    Steve, wher do you stand on Powderfinger?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdPs5YXQTSw

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Anon

    Which reminds me how there’s a whole lot of formerly sub-Whites now getting thrown into the collective bin on account of our skin.

    Leaving aside my own gripes for a moment what about the Russians:

    White Russians were never accepted as Western White people, ffs there were two world wars fought over it a third still in progress yet we’re privileged to be at once against us and for us?

    Americans need to sort their Jew Overlords out, at least get them to exterminate you first.

  138. @Joe Paluka
    As a white person, I don't watch any black movies because I can't identify with them or the characters. When movies started having black male "hero" characters in them in the 80's, I stopped going to see movies save for the rare movie that features all white leading roles. The only movies I watch are ones made before 1985.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Paperback Writer, @theMann, @R.G. Camara

    Definitely not a fan of woke Woke Hollywood- film after film that insult:

    A. My intelligence
    B. My faith (Catholic)
    C. My Race
    D. My sex
    E. My general standards- take a film of critical acclaim: Boondock Saints. Over 200 F words. Why would I pay to have some one swear at me for over two hours?

    I mostly stick to scifi/martial arts films, overwhelmingly made outside of USA. I can’t even buy American in movies anymore.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @theMann

    "Why would I pay to have some one swear at me for over two hours?"

    Why indeed. What degenerate thinks adding more swearing to a movie improves it in anyway? It's completely gratuitous. Yet, there it is. Hollywood is perverted and degenerate.

  139. The easiest sitcom reboot would be Barack, Michelle and her mom — in Bewitched

  140. @Johnplywood
    @RichardTaylor

    Dear dumbass,

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them. Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.


    Latin America doesn't have a blond fetish, and most importantly, neither do Hispanic AMERICANS.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @anon, @Mulegino1, @njguy73

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them.

    lol, no.

    Even in Mexico where they are right up against the US, no.

    TROLL

  141. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

    Aaaand look at all the mental boomers not understand. Marriage used to be normal because society artificially took steps to normalize it. Now what marriages happen are those which would have happened without any help. But the point isn’t to mock losers, it’s that society as a whole is better off with more marriages.

  142. @Altai

    So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original
     
    When they announced they were remaking Ghostbusters but with a female cast I thought this was an element to it. You can't remake Ghostbusters with a male cast without it immediately prompting unfavourable comparisons with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. (You could probably replace Ben Stein or Ernie Hudson)

    But if you gender swap them people will dissociate the modern and old performances because you see a male and female version as different characters. And for all the massive criticism that film got, nobody was trying to compare Bill Murray to Melissa McCarthy or her version of the performance even if they were technically filling the same role. (I think they also mixed and match elements of the two main original characters in the remake anyway, further muddying a direct comparison.)

    If you'd remade it with male actors there would be a thousand videos on YouTube comparing the performances negatively.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @J.Ross, @Lurker

    Ghostbusters was a uniquely perfect film, nothing in it can really be switched out. It manages to capture a particular historical moment (“morning in America”) by putting way too much serious work into what was ostensibly a comedy about spooks. The fact that they even tried to remake it (after the far weaker sequel, which after all re-assembled the cast) shows how little they understand it. Cf Jaws and its abysmal sequels.
    Harold Ramis interchangeable with Ben Stein.
    No.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @J.Ross

    "Ghostbusters was a uniquely perfect film". I was just thinking this. Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Groundhogs Day. Three great comedies. Close Encounters, Poltergeist, great flicks too. Top Gun, Risky Business, The Eagle has Landed, The Man Who Would be King, Tender Mercies.

    There used to be good reason to go to the movies.

  143. Diversity as Cover for the Creativity Crisis

    I say:

    Okay, you got a D and three Cs.

    Sounds like most of my report cards.

    Now I’ll try to cook up a title with a D and three Cs.

    CrossFit Dame Clobbers Baby Boomer Creep Bruce Jenner

    • Replies: @guest007
    @Charles Pewitt

    Considering that the Republicans are irrelevant in California, who cares. Jenner is just doing it to make money and gain fame.

  144. And not only at the movies:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/think-only-value-black-woman-193600799.html

    U.S. Navy leaders are failing to “promote or advance surface ship warfighting in a meaningful way,” according to officers interviewed for a congressional report on several major naval accidents.

    “Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,” according to an officer the report describes as “one lieutenant currently on active duty.”

  145. @Desiderius
    This is what creativity looks like:

    https://twitter.com/LeahLibresco/status/1414725068538716163?s=20

    Want creativity? Practice Genesis.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Alden

    There’s an entire weird clique of religious lesbians on the internet who support each other. I think this Twitter gal is either one of them, or adjacent.

    As long as you clutch a Bible whilst coming to climax, you’re OK.

    I call it kink.

  146. @R.G. Camara
    These remakes/reboots, but with a "diverse cast" and woke lectures, all smack of bad directors doing a Shakespeare play but setting it in X: Outerspace, 19th Century London, N a z i Germany, American Wild West,etc.. Or of making the whole cast black or female or Asian or midgets. It's tiresome and trite.

    In other words, it's really just stunts to hide the fact that the director isn't very good/trying very hard but wants attention. So yeah, creative bankruptcy, I agree. It's Soviet entertainment, everything was either infused with lecturing and hectoring or else was something beloved long ago.

    However, I think the wokeness/forced diversity has actually caused the bankruptcy. Or perhaps its a vicious cycle: hire woke, diverse creators based on politics/identity over more talented folks with the wrong politics/identity, and you get folks who can't do anything but screech politics didactically and try to reboot old materials and "fix" them. Bad writers can't be originally good.

    Now, as each year the culture becomes more fragmented, the old Networks and studios keep trying nostalgia to drag old people to watching, and hopefully bring retro younger folks with them. Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it. And 80's movies have Millenials watching and loving (likely secretly because the movies show majority-white high schools and family world that warms them in a way they don't want to describe).

    So the corporate media is ok with all the reboots, because they figure its the only way to draw in any large audiences, and thus the woke/diversity brigades aren't being kicked out yet. The Wonder Years is probably a show that can do such a reboot with blacks, but it will be all racism nostalgia, all the time, and thus drive everyone away. Frasier is set to reboot soon, likely with a more "diverse" cast (perhaps he finds love with a black tranny), which will likely be awful (Frasier ended when it was tired and yet still kicking; I highly doubt they will find anything new to keep it fresh).

    Surprisingly, a few years ago they were going to reboot of Murder, She Wrote (the old Angela Lansbury 80's series where the old lady solved mysteries)....with a black female lead instead. Quelle surprise. But fans heard about it and revolted online, and it was quite surprising how many people objected loudly to it. They decided to shelve the idea. Good for them. If you want to do a mystery show, just do it and risk the win/loss.

    However, I've long thought that a series that could be rebooted successfully today with a new cast would be the 80's scifi series Quantum Leap (originally made by center-right TV titan Donald P. Bellasario, who also made NCIS, JAG, and Magnum, P.I.). In the show, the protagonist was a scientist who got caught in a time travel experiment and had to "leap" through time (and into various people) and "fix" things that went wrong in the past. It made Scott Bakula a star.

    In a reboot, they could just say that a later, younger, scientific group discovered the old notes of the scientists from the previous show, and decided to try it themselves, without knowing or meeting the original group.

    The twist in the new Quantum Leap would be the time traveller would be the womanizing lout while the hologram-guardian would be the morally-pure, priggish one (in the old Quantum Leap, the time traveller Sam was a "choir boy" and the hologram-guardian was a 5-times-divorced ladies man Al). You could even have call back episodes where the new guy meets Sam (who, in the finale of the old show, was still leaping and was said to be leaping forever until he died) in a mutual leap and work together (Scott Bakula gets a cameo), and new guy could "fix" old TV show leaps that messed up later. And you'd get more 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s nostalgia, which would work to draw viewers in (Quantum Leap was, for all its scifiness/action elements, a nostalgia show in the vein of Wonder Years for Boomers, so this could be for Millenials.).

    But of course, they'd mess it up by making episode an attack on any non-woke thing from a few years back--every show would be about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.. Unless helmed by righties, who could humorously depict lefties eating each other over the latest change in propaganda versus just five years before.

    Anyway, yeah, for the most part, reboots and remakes suck and are just tools for bad woke artists to wallow in.

    Replies: @Rob, @Known Fact, @Peter Akuleyev, @Triteleia Laxa

    Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it.

    Your post was plausible up until this point.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Wrong.

    If you do a web search for "murder she wrote blog" you'll come up with a fansites for links, such as these.

    https://murdersheblogged1.wordpress.com/

    https://murdershewroteshewrote.tumblr.com/

    https://jesmaine.tripod.com/index.definitiveMSW.html

  147. @Whiskey
    @Anon

    That's the dumbest comment I've ever seen.

    Yes corporations love blacks. But not because they care about making money. Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks, so its all blacks all the time. Mercedes and BMW run ads all the time featuring either black families or the typical black male / White female couple and mixed race kids. Think blacks buy BMWs or Mercedes?

    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    Corporations are also stupid. They lose money and go out of business all the time: Sears, K-Mart, etc. Or they get bailouts: Chrysler, GM. Corporations make money by oligarchic corruption, collusion, regulatory capture, and sheer scale. Microsoft makes a crummy product through and through, but their government ties and sheer size guarantee money flows in even though its run by idiots. Same with Google, Apple, etc. None of them make good products any more than GM.

    Mostly, its virtue signaling with a heaping helping of stupid to make the exec's intern mistress happy. Who in turn is a stupid 21 year old who knows nothing but the woke idiocy she was fed in school. Consider Coke teaming up with Biden to try and abolish the Georgia voter reform laws. Or MLB doing the same, when they themselves require photo id for picking up tickets. Or American and Delta Airlines. Now the latter will have to contend with higher fuel taxes, and other state fees. So too MLB and various states AGs are now planning to sue Coke for promoting obesity. [This was utterly predictable as the Biden attempt would simply eradicate the GOP completely thus the pols usually spineless would and could retaliate] But hey the execs who signed off on it impressed their intern mistresses. [Bill Gates apparently routinely propositioned female employees at Microsoft]. The NFL is now all proudly gay. The NFL is gay. How is that going over with their core audience which is White men? Not well at all, but hey the Commissioner likely made someone happy in his circle. Thats all that matters.

    At any rate, most advertising spending is online now and has been for some years. Cable cutting increases every year, even John Malone believes cable TV is a dying medium. TV broadcast viewership whether Over the Air or cable/satellite is also in big declines. All black all the time has revealed preference of Whites fleeing as they do in real life from blacks. Online spending in total is higher than TV. And there the problem of click farms and such means that mass targeting is useless, finely targeted ads in various social media platforms matter (Facebook Pinterest, Instagram) and campaigns are carefully analyzed. Often agencies are cut out entirely, you may have noticed consolidation under continually declining revenue. It does not take an expensive agency ad campaign to do A/B testing of basic banner offers on social media.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @Triteleia Laxa, @Bill, @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    You’ve obviously never been to a liquor store. Shitavious is shelling out his last $10 on a 200ml bottle of Hennessy, ‘cept he be callin’ it Hennie, bitch.

    https://brownatthebar.com/2017/02/02/hennessy-and-black-culture/

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    In this case, the name (Whiskey) does not check out.

    He's also wrong about blacks not buying (or at least leasing) Mercedes and BMWs. Blacks household income is only 60% of white household income (some of this is from the fact that the average black household does not include an adult male) but blacks spend 100% (or more) of their income whereas whites hoard their $ like Scrooge. But then again, Whiskey is reliably wrong - he is the anti-prophet. He is the one who told us that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.

    There are a million old white guys (on unz.com alone) who are driving 15 or 20 year old cars like Steve even if they could well afford a brand new one (or at least the payments on a new one). The car in my driveway is fully paid for and it works OK - why should I spend five or six hundred $ a month on lease payments when I could be depositing this money in my 401(k) instead?

    But if a black has the job and credit rating to lease a Mercedes, she (black females have jobs more often than males) is going to lease a Mercedes, even if it is an A-Class that is not as good a car as a Honda Civic despite costing thousands more.

    The Mercedes logo is as big as a dinner plate on the grill of the Mercedes for a reason. Blacks LOVE name brand stuff with big logos so their friends can see what they have and be envious. They are not price sensitive shoppers. Whatever the rappers sing about, they want. When a black walks into a car dealership and passes the credit check, the salesmen go wild with joy because they know that they can mark up the car and other nonsense like crazy - as long as the black qualifies for the payment, she doesn't care about the price. Later on if she can't make the payment and they repo the car, well sheet happens.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Sick 'n Tired

  148. Carmen Jones was a great movie. It’s a great story and can be adapted to any culture era and ethnicity.

    But NAACP had a fit about it. Because it showed a black woman as a bad girl and a black police officer seduced by her into a life of crime. Plus it took place in a black, not integrated neighborhood and the characters were black. Plus, no sanctimonious preaching about integration and the awesome saintly ness of black men.

    They went after the popular Amos and Andy show because it took place in a black neighborhood and there were no White characters. No messages about integration and no poor pathetic black victims. Just blacks happily and prosperously living their lives without any White saviors.

    NAACP pressure worked. Soon the entertainment biz was cranking out the Saint Sidney Poitier soap operas.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Alden

    Reminds me of the furore over the movie The Help. Lots of SJWs and high achieving blacks getting upset because someone dared portray working class blacks in a positive manner. I distinctly remember a statement by some black female scientists condemning the film because they wanted films about blacks to only portray high achievers. They didn't say it but I strongly suspect they meant themselves by that statement. Lo and behold, we get Hidden Figures a few years later.

    It vexed me because there are actually lots of contemporary films, tv shows, books etc. that portray blacks in high positions whereas I'd not seen one about black servants in the 20th century. That's why the book was written in the first place, to fill the gap.

  149. @Whiskey
    @Anon

    That's the dumbest comment I've ever seen.

    Yes corporations love blacks. But not because they care about making money. Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks, so its all blacks all the time. Mercedes and BMW run ads all the time featuring either black families or the typical black male / White female couple and mixed race kids. Think blacks buy BMWs or Mercedes?

    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    Corporations are also stupid. They lose money and go out of business all the time: Sears, K-Mart, etc. Or they get bailouts: Chrysler, GM. Corporations make money by oligarchic corruption, collusion, regulatory capture, and sheer scale. Microsoft makes a crummy product through and through, but their government ties and sheer size guarantee money flows in even though its run by idiots. Same with Google, Apple, etc. None of them make good products any more than GM.

    Mostly, its virtue signaling with a heaping helping of stupid to make the exec's intern mistress happy. Who in turn is a stupid 21 year old who knows nothing but the woke idiocy she was fed in school. Consider Coke teaming up with Biden to try and abolish the Georgia voter reform laws. Or MLB doing the same, when they themselves require photo id for picking up tickets. Or American and Delta Airlines. Now the latter will have to contend with higher fuel taxes, and other state fees. So too MLB and various states AGs are now planning to sue Coke for promoting obesity. [This was utterly predictable as the Biden attempt would simply eradicate the GOP completely thus the pols usually spineless would and could retaliate] But hey the execs who signed off on it impressed their intern mistresses. [Bill Gates apparently routinely propositioned female employees at Microsoft]. The NFL is now all proudly gay. The NFL is gay. How is that going over with their core audience which is White men? Not well at all, but hey the Commissioner likely made someone happy in his circle. Thats all that matters.

    At any rate, most advertising spending is online now and has been for some years. Cable cutting increases every year, even John Malone believes cable TV is a dying medium. TV broadcast viewership whether Over the Air or cable/satellite is also in big declines. All black all the time has revealed preference of Whites fleeing as they do in real life from blacks. Online spending in total is higher than TV. And there the problem of click farms and such means that mass targeting is useless, finely targeted ads in various social media platforms matter (Facebook Pinterest, Instagram) and campaigns are carefully analyzed. Often agencies are cut out entirely, you may have noticed consolidation under continually declining revenue. It does not take an expensive agency ad campaign to do A/B testing of basic banner offers on social media.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @Triteleia Laxa, @Bill, @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red

    Yes, he most certainly is. Barkevious Mingo, a better catch-all name than the crude “Shitavious”, even if he had no money, would know exactly what Courvoisier is, and would spent his last few notes on it every time. Showoffs enjoy showing off.

    Everyone should learn to enjoy showing off some of the time.

  150. Became aware that HBO screwed itself with the never-ending search for “diversity” in connection with the re-imagining of “Perry Mason”. Pre-pandemic Robert and Susan Downey bought the original source material rather than the Raymond Burr 1950s TV show, got a great set of writers and cast Matthew Rhys from “The Americans” as the protagonist. The show was basically in the can, and when broadcast over the winter, was successful and acclaimed across the board. It was a terrific show, also featuring a remarkable World War I flashback scene that was fantastic(and very expensive). The show, despite being set in Depression Era LA, did feature a “black” B story that worked, rather than being forced.

    Post-BLM /pandemic, Susan Downey and HBO decide the writers are too white, and pretty much dumps the creative team aside in search for a more wok DIE team. Now the production is at a standstill. This is a trend; if your writers and creative team are not diverse, you will not be produced, ever. For now. Sadly as with Netflix writing big pointless checks to the Obamas for NOTHING, appears Hollywood is okay with losing money as long as they’re woke. That is called unsustainable no matter what the business is.

    .

  151. @R.G. Camara
    These remakes/reboots, but with a "diverse cast" and woke lectures, all smack of bad directors doing a Shakespeare play but setting it in X: Outerspace, 19th Century London, N a z i Germany, American Wild West,etc.. Or of making the whole cast black or female or Asian or midgets. It's tiresome and trite.

    In other words, it's really just stunts to hide the fact that the director isn't very good/trying very hard but wants attention. So yeah, creative bankruptcy, I agree. It's Soviet entertainment, everything was either infused with lecturing and hectoring or else was something beloved long ago.

    However, I think the wokeness/forced diversity has actually caused the bankruptcy. Or perhaps its a vicious cycle: hire woke, diverse creators based on politics/identity over more talented folks with the wrong politics/identity, and you get folks who can't do anything but screech politics didactically and try to reboot old materials and "fix" them. Bad writers can't be originally good.

    Now, as each year the culture becomes more fragmented, the old Networks and studios keep trying nostalgia to drag old people to watching, and hopefully bring retro younger folks with them. Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it. And 80's movies have Millenials watching and loving (likely secretly because the movies show majority-white high schools and family world that warms them in a way they don't want to describe).

    So the corporate media is ok with all the reboots, because they figure its the only way to draw in any large audiences, and thus the woke/diversity brigades aren't being kicked out yet. The Wonder Years is probably a show that can do such a reboot with blacks, but it will be all racism nostalgia, all the time, and thus drive everyone away. Frasier is set to reboot soon, likely with a more "diverse" cast (perhaps he finds love with a black tranny), which will likely be awful (Frasier ended when it was tired and yet still kicking; I highly doubt they will find anything new to keep it fresh).

    Surprisingly, a few years ago they were going to reboot of Murder, She Wrote (the old Angela Lansbury 80's series where the old lady solved mysteries)....with a black female lead instead. Quelle surprise. But fans heard about it and revolted online, and it was quite surprising how many people objected loudly to it. They decided to shelve the idea. Good for them. If you want to do a mystery show, just do it and risk the win/loss.

    However, I've long thought that a series that could be rebooted successfully today with a new cast would be the 80's scifi series Quantum Leap (originally made by center-right TV titan Donald P. Bellasario, who also made NCIS, JAG, and Magnum, P.I.). In the show, the protagonist was a scientist who got caught in a time travel experiment and had to "leap" through time (and into various people) and "fix" things that went wrong in the past. It made Scott Bakula a star.

    In a reboot, they could just say that a later, younger, scientific group discovered the old notes of the scientists from the previous show, and decided to try it themselves, without knowing or meeting the original group.

    The twist in the new Quantum Leap would be the time traveller would be the womanizing lout while the hologram-guardian would be the morally-pure, priggish one (in the old Quantum Leap, the time traveller Sam was a "choir boy" and the hologram-guardian was a 5-times-divorced ladies man Al). You could even have call back episodes where the new guy meets Sam (who, in the finale of the old show, was still leaping and was said to be leaping forever until he died) in a mutual leap and work together (Scott Bakula gets a cameo), and new guy could "fix" old TV show leaps that messed up later. And you'd get more 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s nostalgia, which would work to draw viewers in (Quantum Leap was, for all its scifiness/action elements, a nostalgia show in the vein of Wonder Years for Boomers, so this could be for Millenials.).

    But of course, they'd mess it up by making episode an attack on any non-woke thing from a few years back--every show would be about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.. Unless helmed by righties, who could humorously depict lefties eating each other over the latest change in propaganda versus just five years before.

    Anyway, yeah, for the most part, reboots and remakes suck and are just tools for bad woke artists to wallow in.

    Replies: @Rob, @Known Fact, @Peter Akuleyev, @Triteleia Laxa

    However, I think the wokeness/forced diversity has actually caused the bankruptcy.

    That’s too neat, though Wokeness and this bankruptcy come from the same source, or rather, our societies cutting ourselves off from the source.

    Where do you think creativity comes from?

  152. Over the past 25 years, as blacks have invaded the theaters in droves, we only go to movies either directed by Clint Eastwood or featuring rock music. At those venues the melanin content approaches zero.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    You still go to movie theaters? There is an "art house" non-profit theater near where I live that we would go to occasionally pre-Covid (no black would be caught dead there) but otherwise, I don't think I've been to a multiplex in years. Aside from blacks, their target audience is kids.

    Replies: @Brutusale

  153. What creativity crisis?

    I give you ( well, Hulu gives you) ‘Bad Hair.’ It’s a satire ( or is it?).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Hair_(2020_film)

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Justin Simien? Simien?

  154. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    Agree. Husband and I have never watched TV much. He doesn’t even watch sports, lucky me no potato chip crumbs in the couch. My parents weren’t TV watchers either. We had a TV for the kids. 5 of my grandchildren have never had TV in the house. Just all the streaming services. And remotes locked in the parents cars. Until the kids reached mid teens and started watching on their laptops. But many kids today prefer playing video games to watching movies.

    The only White people I know who watch TV are the same old people who read newspapers and believe every word in then. Except for sports and men. Men watching sports is very different from watching network and cable TV all day. The players may be black but at least they’re doing something interesting. Not just acting black in vulgar sitcoms.

    TV is a black recreation. Let them have it.

  155. The top grossing film of 2019, Avengers: Endgame, made over $2 billion. The single-most watched television broadcast in 2020 was, of course, the Super Bowl, with over 100 million viewers. The top rated show in 2019, after Sunday Night Football, was the Big Bang Theory, which premiered in 2007. The highest grossing concert tour of 2019 (before the pandemic) was Pink, whose first #1 single was in 2000 (Lady Marmalade with Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, and Mya). Elton John was the top-grossing performer in the abbreviated 2020 concert season. His first US #1 single was Crocodile Rock (1972).

    Nobody wants to watch or hear “creative.”

  156. C’mon man. Black-washed reboots have nothing to do with making money or creativity (or lack of). They are plain and simply about dispossessing whites. It’s no different at all from tearing down Confederate statues. Every white character must ultimately either be gender-switched (only if a man) or race-switched. It’s rampant in comic book characters because that’s what most people care about these days, but you see plenty of it elsewhere. In fact, especially in the UK, where they even made “David Copperfield” with an Indian in the lead role.

    Has there ever been a case of a famous historically black or brown character rebooted as white? I can’t think of one off-hand, but there are hundreds of examples of the reverse.

  157. @Altai
    There was also an attempted remake of 'Heathers' where they weren't stereotypical popular blonde girls but led by an angry BPD gender fluid fat goth girl who used political correctness as a shield from criticism, a gay guy and the normal blonde straight girl is the put-on sympathetic one.

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

    There was so much outcry that it never got released but the trailer remains. Making them all white and very North Western European looking was apparently not good enough.

    Replies: @Anon, @Desiderius, @Peter Akuleyev, @Anonymous Jew

    “Heathers” was a 10 episode television series, and apparently it did get released in Europe, and late in the US in a bowdlerized version. It didn’t get picked up for a second season. It must be available out on pirating sites. If you read the angry reactions of critics on Wikipedia, it is a wonder this show didn’t get more attention in the Sailersphere:

    “Having the high school tyranny associated with a gang of students who, in a different era, might have been marginalized produces a dark and almost reactionary undercurrent in which the disenfranchised aren’t being bullied, but rather are wielding identity politics and political correctness as weapons”

    ” If you believe that kids these days are fragile “snowflakes,” that political correctness is running amok, and that LGBT people are now society’s true bullies, this new Heathers is the show for you. ”

    Sounds pretty good actually.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Peter Akuleyev

    “in a different era” lol.

    Cons live in “imagine if the sides were reversed” progs live in a perpetual and just as imaginary 1950s.

    Neither can handle the merely real.

    , @Stan d Mute
    @Peter Akuleyev

    This seems to explore some of those themes:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8540808/

    , @HA
    @Peter Akuleyev

    >Sounds pretty good actually.

    As was noted in the recent "Demolition Man" -- an early harbinger of "woke dystopia" -- the screenplay for that film was written by Daniel Waters, who also wrote "Heathers".


    "Dan is a practicing Catholic and he takes his moral point of view pretty seriously."
     
    And that really shows you how hungry Hollywood is for any good ideas -- they'll even keep a guy like him around.

    Replies: @HA

  158. I try to avoid TV and movies these days because of the insane level of Negro Worship.
    But in spite of myself I do watch baseball on TV, and so I see several hours worth of ads, and it is ALL NEGROES ALL THE TIME. Apparently the (((ADL))) let it be known that there would be nonstop lawsuits unless everybody ramped up the insane Negro Worship.
    The only time Whites are portrayed is so they can be idiots and ignorant fools next to brilliant Blacks who will save them from their stupidity… while laughing at the antics of their White inferiors.
    Whites are also exclusively shown as feminized men who are in a couple with a strong Black woman. This is the least likely scenario on Earth except for maybe an Asian man with a Black woman.
    I did know one couple (white man/black woman) like this some years ago and they OPENLY talked about how the primary reason they were together was to BE in a mixed-race couple. They even took some magazine about the mixed-race life. It didn’t turn out well ultimately. I think she dumped him out of sheer boredom.
    And also, these negroes on the ads are ALWAYS portrayed as doing stereotypically White things and behaving in stereotypically White ways. Every now and then a Black in an ad will be portrayed as something to be afraid of so that they can show a White being intimidated or schooled in “how to be a man” or “how to be beautiful”. The ugliest and stupidest race leads the way. All the Black “virtues” could also be said to be those of animals.
    It’s all bad news. It will turn around soon though. It will be super ugly, but I can’t wait.

  159. @J.Ross
    OT
    Steve, vote for Larry!
    https://larryelder.com/video/larry-elder-announces-he-is-running-for-governor/

    Replies: @Alden

    I saw that. I loved his radio show. I think I’ll vote for him. Many many times thanks to our register and vote by mail system. Off to the nearby post office and library to pick up more register by mail forms.

  160. @James J O'Meara
    @Mycale

    "So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? "

    In a word, yes.

    Every race/ethnicity wants to see their own. Only Whites differ: badwhites are OK with seeing other, while goodwhites are positively enchanted with seeing nonwhites.

    The guy at castefootball.us discoursed on this years ago. MLB figured out that blacks wanted to see blacks on the field, Hispanics Hispanics, etc., while Whites (the majority) didn't care. Guess what? They recruited blacks and Hispanics.

    The Brooklyn Dodgers fielded a lot of Jewish players. When they moved to LA, suddenly Jewish players disappeared, and they were "forced "to find Hispanics.

    You'll see some pushback from niches like Star Wars or LOTR, but the general White audience can't wait to pay again to see a all-black Cinderella.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Old Prude

    ” Only Whites differ: badwhites are OK with seeing other, while goodwhites are positively enchanted with seeing nonwhites.”

    Old Prude, for one, is no long OK seeing the other, as the other has been weaponized against him. If I get a Duluth Trading Company or Equine Smart Pak or LL Bean catalogue with black on the cover, it goes straight in the trash. Blacks do not work in construction and do not ride horses and do not go camping.

    I find it amazing that good whites would be “enchanted” by such obvious fraud.

  161. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/robkhenderson/status/1414586167736082435

    https://imgur.com/a/c1vOhbR

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Coemgen, @AnotherDad, @Old Prude, @Spect3r, @Jack D, @J.Ross, @Anon

    The graphs are not that different when you correct for the non-zero y-axis white lie.

  162. @Altai
    There was also an attempted remake of 'Heathers' where they weren't stereotypical popular blonde girls but led by an angry BPD gender fluid fat goth girl who used political correctness as a shield from criticism, a gay guy and the normal blonde straight girl is the put-on sympathetic one.

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

    There was so much outcry that it never got released but the trailer remains. Making them all white and very North Western European looking was apparently not good enough.

    Replies: @Anon, @Desiderius, @Peter Akuleyev, @Anonymous Jew

    A great microcosm of what is actually happening in Hollywood – and society in general – right now. Looks brilliant. Unfortunately, we don’t get to make fun of our new overlords anymore than the Chinese can make a Winnie the Pooh joke. Punching up is actually punching down, because 2+2=5.

    This guy does great film analysis, including the woke angle:

  163. @Bragadocious

    As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here

     

    I'm reminded of the Flaming Dragons drug cartel being huge fans of this classic.

    https://youtu.be/U-n_zk7e0ZU

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “Never go full retard.”

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  164. Anon[127] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Remember: Black women having a higher risk of death in childbirth is caused by racism.
    Trying to do something about it is also racism.

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/13/nice-guidance-to-induce-minority-ethnic-pregnancies-earlier-condemned-as-racist

    Replies: @Anon

    39-40 weeks is natural full term for white women. For blacks it’s more like 38-39 weeks. Black fetuses develop a little faster than white. The weird thing in the advice is Asians, but then it hit me that they mean dot-Indians, who are basically white in this respect. Northeast Asians go to 41 weeks sometimes.

    If the kid’s getting too big for a vaginal birth, that’s going to happen quicker for a black woman than a white or Asian, because their pelvises on average are narrower. This is never mentioned since it implies that black babies have smaller heads/brains, which they do.

    A Swedish woman who does a sailboat cruising YouTube channel was discussing her new baby, and she was induced at 37 weeks because of “preeclampsia risk,” I can’t believe a first pregnancy Swedish woman was at risk for that, and 37 weeks is way too early. That last two or three weeks in the womb is important. Swedish socialized medicine must really want to keep the costs down by enforcing 9 to 5 weekday childbirth.

  165. @Brutusale
    @Whiskey


    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.
     
    You've obviously never been to a liquor store. Shitavious is shelling out his last $10 on a 200ml bottle of Hennessy, 'cept he be callin' it Hennie, bitch.

    https://brownatthebar.com/2017/02/02/hennessy-and-black-culture/

    Replies: @Jack D

    In this case, the name (Whiskey) does not check out.

    He’s also wrong about blacks not buying (or at least leasing) Mercedes and BMWs. Blacks household income is only 60% of white household income (some of this is from the fact that the average black household does not include an adult male) but blacks spend 100% (or more) of their income whereas whites hoard their $ like Scrooge. But then again, Whiskey is reliably wrong – he is the anti-prophet. He is the one who told us that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.

    There are a million old white guys (on unz.com alone) who are driving 15 or 20 year old cars like Steve even if they could well afford a brand new one (or at least the payments on a new one). The car in my driveway is fully paid for and it works OK – why should I spend five or six hundred $ a month on lease payments when I could be depositing this money in my 401(k) instead?

    But if a black has the job and credit rating to lease a Mercedes, she (black females have jobs more often than males) is going to lease a Mercedes, even if it is an A-Class that is not as good a car as a Honda Civic despite costing thousands more.

    The Mercedes logo is as big as a dinner plate on the grill of the Mercedes for a reason. Blacks LOVE name brand stuff with big logos so their friends can see what they have and be envious. They are not price sensitive shoppers. Whatever the rappers sing about, they want. When a black walks into a car dealership and passes the credit check, the salesmen go wild with joy because they know that they can mark up the car and other nonsense like crazy – as long as the black qualifies for the payment, she doesn’t care about the price. Later on if she can’t make the payment and they repo the car, well sheet happens.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Jack D

    There's a guy on YT who famously drives through the country's worst 'hoods with a dash-cam going. Viewers always notice how, amid the devastation, the junkies and crumbling buildings, the cars all look pretty expensive

    , @Sick 'n Tired
    @Jack D

    I had a similar conversation with a car salesman. He told me blacks will come to the dealership with their tax refund check, trade in a Honda Civic, and instead of buying a newer Honda, will put a down payment on an Escalade or some other luxury vehicle they can't afford. The salesman told me the dealerships love customers like that because they know they'll be repo'ing the vehicle in 6 months, which they'll resell, and resell the Civic that was traded in, plus keep the down payment.

  166. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Serbs?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Corvinus

    I had the same thought about “Italians.” Anonymous [371] is obviously not a native of Brooklyn, southeastern Queens (e.g., Howard Beach, Ozone Park) or Staten Island.

    “Serbs?” is a great one-word punch line. Right up there with “Burgers?”

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Jews, Italians, Serbs, etc, none of them have any great love for the negroid. But they were all willing to use the negroid as a battering ram against the hated WASP. Things have obviously changed a bit in more recent years, but that was the historical reality for a very long time.

  167. @Brutusale
    Over the past 25 years, as blacks have invaded the theaters in droves, we only go to movies either directed by Clint Eastwood or featuring rock music. At those venues the melanin content approaches zero.

    Replies: @Jack D

    You still go to movie theaters? There is an “art house” non-profit theater near where I live that we would go to occasionally pre-Covid (no black would be caught dead there) but otherwise, I don’t think I’ve been to a multiplex in years. Aside from blacks, their target audience is kids.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Jack D

    The suburban arthouse nearest me didn't survive Covid shutdown. The girl and I both agree that we wouldn't be frequenting the ones in Cambridge/Somerville, as some of the audiences there are more insufferable than blacks.

  168. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    I'm sorry but what may seem admirable from within a certain religious tradition just seems weird looking from the outside. As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn't it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?

    They met on the street - love at first sight and they got married almost immediately. But then:


    In their first ten months of marriage, they agreed to live a life of sexual abstinence. Little did they know that this experience would give them the capacity to understand the beauty and grandeur of the virginal life, since they would be entrusted with five daughters who would live out a virginal consecration. Under the guidance of a spiritual director, they were encouraged to have children of their own.
     
    Reading between the lines, Zelie had some serious sexual hangups which she overcame (or was pressured by her priest into overcoming) herself, but she successfully passed these hangups onto her girls. It's not unusual for women to have this kind of ambivalence or confused feelings regarding sex, but Catholicism turns them into features of the religion rather than pathologies. Motherhood is good but sex is bad, so the most noble Catholic woman of all manages to have one without the other.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Bill, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    I was just talking about participating in the wonder of organic life and appreciating it even when brief. Sparks all sorts of creativity in place you didn’t even know you had it.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    The power of antibiotics exceeds the power of prayer in fighting most childhood infections and so, thankfully, most Americans today can no longer relate to the lost of a child in infancy (let alone 4) and so childhood death is no longer much of a source of inspiration in art. As far as I am concerned, the reduction in suffering more than makes up for the loss of creativity in this instance. It's good to make lemonade when life gives you lemons, but if you can avoid the lemons in the first place, even better.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  169. @Peter Akuleyev
    @Altai

    "Heathers" was a 10 episode television series, and apparently it did get released in Europe, and late in the US in a bowdlerized version. It didn't get picked up for a second season. It must be available out on pirating sites. If you read the angry reactions of critics on Wikipedia, it is a wonder this show didn't get more attention in the Sailersphere:

    "Having the high school tyranny associated with a gang of students who, in a different era, might have been marginalized produces a dark and almost reactionary undercurrent in which the disenfranchised aren't being bullied, but rather are wielding identity politics and political correctness as weapons"

    " If you believe that kids these days are fragile "snowflakes," that political correctness is running amok, and that LGBT people are now society's true bullies, this new Heathers is the show for you. "

    Sounds pretty good actually.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Stan d Mute, @HA

    “in a different era” lol.

    Cons live in “imagine if the sides were reversed” progs live in a perpetual and just as imaginary 1950s.

    Neither can handle the merely real.

    • Agree: photondancer
  170. @Desiderius
    This is what creativity looks like:

    https://twitter.com/LeahLibresco/status/1414725068538716163?s=20

    Want creativity? Practice Genesis.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Paperback Writer, @Alden

    Finally figured you out. You’re really a M to F tranny all angry because your surgeon can’t find an ovary and womb donor. You bring sex and gynecology into every discussion. Those hormone pills you take to keep your beard and arm and leg hair from coming back contain many of the same hormones as birth control pills.

    Start a blog where you and the other wifeless womanless child less old codgers of UNZ can get together and discuss their beyond weird obsession with gynecology and obstetrics.

    No children but fascinated with women having or not having children. That’s a symptom of the severe mental illness of men wanting to be women. Or weirdos like you.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Alden

    That would be news to my three-year-old sleeping here. Getting harder to get him down for his nap.

    Are you going to be ok?

    Replies: @Alden

    , @anon
    @Alden

    Perfect.

    lol

    , @J.Ross
    @Alden

    Alden's fine, we just have to prevent her from ever holding scissors.

  171. @obwandiyag
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hmm. I wonder.

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe "better they had died."

    Replies: @anon, @Bill, @AnotherDad, @TomSchmidt, @Sick of Orcs

    You may mean literally, but you’re full of shit.

  172. @Anonymous
    @Mycale


    Nice try dude, but you can obviously see that Caucasians make up a majority of movie ticket sales (51%). So you’re telling me that movie studios are wise for pandering to 14% of the audience while taking 51% for granted? Blacks may watch a disproportionate amount of movies, but Whites still make up the majority of the audience and will be a plurality for a long time.
     
    Except if you didn't notice from looking at the chart, dummy, white people are 62% of the US population, and shrinking fast. Hence white people are severely underrepresented among movie theatre audiences. Blacks, Asians and Hispanics are punching above their weight at the theatres. And let's face it, those "whites" at the theatres were Irish, Italians, Serbians, Jews, Russians, Armenians, etc... People who are down with the Negroid struggle and like seeing them on the silver screen (particularly when they are half naked and covered in body oil).

    Without any sort of label on the second graph I have no idea what that graph is saying. Even if your average black person watches more TV than your average white person, it’s still a tiny minority of total viewership because blacks are a tiny minority of the overall population. I also suspect though that blacks make up a larger percentage of certain types of TV, like daytime and certain sports. Along those lines, it doesn’t make any sense to place black people in a BMW or Rolex ad that airs during a golf tournament, but that’s what is happening now. It’s totally nonsensical by any logical economic explanation.
     
    Ok, so what you're saying is that you know better about how to make money than the corporations who pay for these advertisements. In spite of the fact that you're poor, while American corporations were making record profits prior to coronavirus, and with some online advertisers like Google's Alphabet weathering the pandemic to come through with record profits, while increasing diversity in advertising.

    That doesn't pass the smell test. What's really happening here is that you are at a loss for words because diversity has been a success story. Diversity in advertising has generated more profits. This disturbs you, and hence now you begin clawing and hissing at reality, like an angry cat who has no choice but to come out of the kitchen cupboard.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    If you take all the white people left in America (excluding the ones in nursing homes who can’t go to the theater anymore and excluding the ones in rural areas where there are few if any movie theaters) and exclude from the remaining white count Hispanics, Irish, Italians, Serbians, Jews, Russians, Armenians, etc., who is left? If you are talking about California, I think Steve might be the last man standing.

    I am not wild with glee about this like many Leftists, but the truth is that Old Stock White Men no longer represent the average consumer in America . Increasingly, they are going to live in a world that is not tailored to their desires.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    "I am not wild with glee about this like many Leftists, but the truth is that Old Stock White Men no longer represent the average consumer in America".

    So how did that group become the "average consumer in America"?

    https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/28749/Ibrahim%20The%20Negro%20marketing%20dilemma%202016%20Accepted.pdf?sequence=1


    This paper contends that in Black civil rights history the field of marketing became both a mirror of the racial struggle and dominant ideologies in America as well as a source for academic, intellectual and social interventions, gathering momentum towards the end of 1960s and 1970s and charged with being somewhat lacking agency in the earlier years. A review of marketing literature from 1950s to 1970s on the Negro market and marketing practices reveals that the discourses shift from being skeptical and dismissive of the Negro market to being interventionist and advocating marketers to play an active social role in negating cultural stereotypes of the Black consumer.

    ...

    In the domain of marketing in the 1950’s various social and technological processes created a need to review historic tendencies to ignore the black population as consumers. Improvements in the economic conditions of black consumers meant there was increasing interest in how they spent their income. Over the four decades including World War Two there was a mass migration of blacks out of the South. Blacks were also becoming better educated and were developing a degree of self-confidence and pride as they progressed economically and they were demanding to be addressed as consumers in their own right. In the 1960’s, new “Black Market‟ had emerged according to management, retail and advertising literature. The 1960’s was a prosperous decade for black women as well as it brought improvements in their relative income and reduced the gap in purchasing power between themselves and white women.

    Television began to emerge as a national cultural force in the 1950’s. Much of the discussion of television and race centered on the phenomenon of stereotyping and a projection of a reality which conceived its audiences as primarily white. Nevertheless in the sixties and seventies many of the worst forms of stereotyping on television disappeared. When the civil rights movement began to attract national attention in the late fifties, blacks hardly existed in the TV world except for sitcoms such as Amos ‘n’ Andy which portrayed blacks in a stereotyped manner. Whilst there were objections in the South to the inclusion of black characters in television roles, the increasing use of technology in people‟s everyday lives meant it was difficult reinforce the separation in every sphere.

    Television presented its own economic barriers as the medium was heavily dependent on large advertisers due to the programming costs involved. This “sponsor barrier‟ was also an issue in television as it strove to focus on the dominant audience— white—for profitability. Simply put, there was not a “demand” by whites to reach out to black consumers. Conversely, purchasing power represented a weapon in post-war America, so the marketers and advertisers were becoming increasingly aware of its potency. This was demonstrated in the purchasing boycotts employed by civil rights movements before and after the struggle against employers who exhibited discriminatory practices. The political advocacy by black civil rights leaders for more representation of blacks in mainstream media created pressures for positive images especially in television commercials. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) lobbied the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end discriminatory advertising and advertising practices, particularly the depiction of blacks in a derogatory manner.
     
  173. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:

    ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION!

    CIVILIZATION ALERT!

    ALERT CORNEL WEST IS LEAVING HARVARD ALERT

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cornel-west-says-in-resignation-letter-over-tenure-dispute-that-harvard-is-in-decline-and-decay/ar-AAM6A29

    “How sad it is to see our beloved Harvard Divinity School in such decline and decay,” he wrote. “The disarray of a scattered curriculum, the disenchantment of talented yet deferential faculty, and the disorientation of precious students loom large.”

    West, who added that Harvard has become “market-driven,” tweeted, “Let us bear witness against this spiritual rot!”

    Evidently he does not own a mirror, or at least has never looked into one with self-reflection regarding that whole “spiritual rot” thing.

    ps: Oh, yeah, by the way…he didn’t get tenure…this has nothing to do with him leaving, nothing.

    Nothing. At. All.

    • LOL: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @anon

    Talk about burying the lede - how is it that he didn't have tenure in the 1st place?

    For the anti-Semites here, you'll be pleased (I guess) to hear that the real reason he didn't get tenure (at least according to West himself) is not the decline of the West (no pun intended) but his support for the Gaza terrorists. There will come a day when it will be safe (at least for blacks in America) to openly express their admiration for Jew killers but apparently that day is not yet.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Old Prude
    @anon

    Are you sure those statements are from Cornell West? They almost -not quite, but almost - sound like cogent thought. Everything I have heard from the man is opaque multisyllabic babble.

  174. @AnotherDad
    @Jens Jensen


    You also might want to look at the Decathlon Winners over the last 60 years. The US & GB winners were all of mixed heritage (Afro-mixed). All from broken and/or adoptive homes. Very interesting.
     
    Uh ... Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.

    Yet was raised in a normal two-parent family and appears to be 100% white ... although his daughters and step-daughters sure behave like they're part black.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @JR Ewing, @Jens Jensen

    Uh … Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.

    Uhh, BRUCE won the decathlon in Montreal.

    It might be a lost cause today getting people to refer to him as “Bruce”, or especially even as “him”, but don’t retcon the accomplishment.

    He wasn’t a tranny back then and he wasn’t asking people to refer to him with a faddish 1990’s teenage girl name.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @JR Ewing

    "Mocking" or "having fun".

    While i don't personally toss anyone off buildings. I'm a normal guy--if you look under "straight" in the dictionary ... there's my picture. I heartily enjoy sexual dimorphism--think male/female complementarity is beautiful. And I have high levels of normal healthy disgust at all the pervs, and pretty much the last guy to take queer pieties seriously.

    Mocking these nut balls--i'm willing to slum with that now and again.

  175. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Serbs?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Corvinus

    “The push for diversity comes at a moment when Hollywood creativity is at a low. Almost all original ideas are considered too much of a creative risk, especially in film”.

    I would argue that Hollywood creativity has been relatively high. The age of streaming, with Netflix, APPLE TV, and Amazon Prime at the forefront, has produced a wide range of binge-able, innovative content, from “Stranger Things” to the “Morning Show” to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. An emphasis on character growth, with higher production values and multiple ongoing themes and subplots, are major factors why increasing numbers of American viewers and critics believe that creative material has exploded in the past 5-10 years.

    “So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original”

    Shows from the 1980’s and 1990’s like the Wonder Years were nostalgic pieces offering one version of a person’s or group’s reality. The “reboots” or “new versions” are not necessarily a correction, but a reflection of the lives of other people living in a particular era that were not presented on TV or in movies when I or we grew up. We all try and remember those key moments growing up, and take out on occasion that box in our bedroom closet or in the attic of the mementos to reconnect with our fond memories.

    Although, the “Black Wonder Years” is set in 1960’s Alabama, so it will be interesting to see how the writers of the show showcase the characters and plot. NOTICE that even blacks today believe there ought not to be a “reboot”. It’s as if not all black people are on board (gasp) with the “Cultural Marxist” agenda.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Corvinus

    "I would argue that Hollywood creativity has been relatively high."

    I would argue future cultural historians will look back at this period of time and deem it a wasteland.

    "Netflix, APPLE TV, and Amazon Prime ... has produced a wide range of binge-able, innovative content."

    Binging on anything turns the brain into oatmeal. Innovative? Perhaps for sweater-wearers.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  176. @Desiderius
    Related:

    https://twitter.com/webdevMason/status/1414902562487029764?s=20

    Eros isn’t just about sex.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    Hormonal birth control plays a major role in the obesity crisis. Athletes hardly ever take it for a reason. Also back in college every few months in our student newspaper there would be a story about some healthy young female student mysteriously dying of a stroke.

    • Thanks: Desiderius
  177. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    If you take all the white people left in America (excluding the ones in nursing homes who can't go to the theater anymore and excluding the ones in rural areas where there are few if any movie theaters) and exclude from the remaining white count Hispanics, Irish, Italians, Serbians, Jews, Russians, Armenians, etc., who is left? If you are talking about California, I think Steve might be the last man standing.

    I am not wild with glee about this like many Leftists, but the truth is that Old Stock White Men no longer represent the average consumer in America . Increasingly, they are going to live in a world that is not tailored to their desires.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I am not wild with glee about this like many Leftists, but the truth is that Old Stock White Men no longer represent the average consumer in America”.

    So how did that group become the “average consumer in America”?

    https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/28749/Ibrahim%20The%20Negro%20marketing%20dilemma%202016%20Accepted.pdf?sequence=1

    This paper contends that in Black civil rights history the field of marketing became both a mirror of the racial struggle and dominant ideologies in America as well as a source for academic, intellectual and social interventions, gathering momentum towards the end of 1960s and 1970s and charged with being somewhat lacking agency in the earlier years. A review of marketing literature from 1950s to 1970s on the Negro market and marketing practices reveals that the discourses shift from being skeptical and dismissive of the Negro market to being interventionist and advocating marketers to play an active social role in negating cultural stereotypes of the Black consumer.

    In the domain of marketing in the 1950’s various social and technological processes created a need to review historic tendencies to ignore the black population as consumers. Improvements in the economic conditions of black consumers meant there was increasing interest in how they spent their income. Over the four decades including World War Two there was a mass migration of blacks out of the South. Blacks were also becoming better educated and were developing a degree of self-confidence and pride as they progressed economically and they were demanding to be addressed as consumers in their own right. In the 1960’s, new “Black Market‟ had emerged according to management, retail and advertising literature. The 1960’s was a prosperous decade for black women as well as it brought improvements in their relative income and reduced the gap in purchasing power between themselves and white women.

    Television began to emerge as a national cultural force in the 1950’s. Much of the discussion of television and race centered on the phenomenon of stereotyping and a projection of a reality which conceived its audiences as primarily white. Nevertheless in the sixties and seventies many of the worst forms of stereotyping on television disappeared. When the civil rights movement began to attract national attention in the late fifties, blacks hardly existed in the TV world except for sitcoms such as Amos ‘n’ Andy which portrayed blacks in a stereotyped manner. Whilst there were objections in the South to the inclusion of black characters in television roles, the increasing use of technology in people‟s everyday lives meant it was difficult reinforce the separation in every sphere.

    Television presented its own economic barriers as the medium was heavily dependent on large advertisers due to the programming costs involved. This “sponsor barrier‟ was also an issue in television as it strove to focus on the dominant audience— white—for profitability. Simply put, there was not a “demand” by whites to reach out to black consumers. Conversely, purchasing power represented a weapon in post-war America, so the marketers and advertisers were becoming increasingly aware of its potency. This was demonstrated in the purchasing boycotts employed by civil rights movements before and after the struggle against employers who exhibited discriminatory practices. The political advocacy by black civil rights leaders for more representation of blacks in mainstream media created pressures for positive images especially in television commercials. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) lobbied the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end discriminatory advertising and advertising practices, particularly the depiction of blacks in a derogatory manner.

  178. @Anonymous

    I guess it’s the immense brand name equity of American popular culture properties from the 20th Century. As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.
     
    Perhaps, but all these remakes are notable for how black, and aggressively black at that, they are. Despite the fact that the black proportion of the population has remained roughly constant, and the fact that the non-white non-blacks are in general not particularly interested in or enamored by blacks, certainly not like a non-trivial segment of white liberals are, especially those in the media and culture industries.

    These remakes seem driven mainly by a black narcissistic will to power coupled with a contingent of white liberals in the media and culture industries who either are very yielding to or indulgent of black narcissism or have some sort of fetish, for lack of a better word, for black narcissistic displays.

    Replies: @Bill, @Dani

    “contingent of white liberals in the media and culture industries”

  179. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I also want to remake "Sanford and Son."

    Easily the FUNNIEST show ever. If you've never watched the show, just see the intro. It's funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE

    Fred Sanford has a heart attack.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stdi-1tIUhM

    Fred Sanford talks about Whites.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnqkDt1MxzI

    Fred Sanford finds out that he's Jewish. Then has a heart attack. Start watching at 1:50.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyp1prHkIzY

    Ironically enough, he died of a heart attack in real life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redd_Foxx#Death


    On October 11, 1991, during a break from rehearsals for The Royal Family, Foxx suffered a heart attack on the set.[34][35] According to Della Reese, Foxx was chatting with a reporter from Entertainment Tonight. The scene he was supposed to be in was not ready to shoot and Foxx and Reese were practicing. In fact, Foxx had no lines in the scene at all; as Reese said, all he had to do was "walk behind the back of my chair".

    While Foxx was giving the interview, one of the producers entered the stage and asked where he was. Reese told him, and the producer responded by grabbing Foxx and taking him into the set, saying: "If he's supposed to be in the scene he should be here." Reese said that this was another in the long line of disputes Foxx had with the producers, including an instance where one claimed he could "teach [Foxx] to be funny."

    Foxx, irate, did his scripted pass. However, he fell to the floor immediately after doing so. Reese said that nobody initially suspected anything was wrong. Foxx, after all, was famous for having Fred Sanford fake heart attacks on Sanford and Son and was particularly skilled at pratfalls. Reese went to the floor when Foxx did not immediately rise[36] and heard him say "get my wife" twice.[37] Reese called for paramedics,[37] who initially pronounced Foxx dead at the scene.[dubious – discuss] According to Joshua Rich at Entertainment Weekly: "It was an end so ironic that for a brief moment cast mates figured Foxx–whose 1970s TV character often faked coronaries–was kidding when he grabbed a chair and fell to the floor."[38]

     

    Damn. What a way to go.

    Replies: @Franz, @SunBakedSuburb

    Redd Foxx cannot be replaced. One of a kind that guy was.

    • Agree: JohnnyWalker123
  180. @Whiskey
    @Anon

    That's the dumbest comment I've ever seen.

    Yes corporations love blacks. But not because they care about making money. Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks, so its all blacks all the time. Mercedes and BMW run ads all the time featuring either black families or the typical black male / White female couple and mixed race kids. Think blacks buy BMWs or Mercedes?

    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    Corporations are also stupid. They lose money and go out of business all the time: Sears, K-Mart, etc. Or they get bailouts: Chrysler, GM. Corporations make money by oligarchic corruption, collusion, regulatory capture, and sheer scale. Microsoft makes a crummy product through and through, but their government ties and sheer size guarantee money flows in even though its run by idiots. Same with Google, Apple, etc. None of them make good products any more than GM.

    Mostly, its virtue signaling with a heaping helping of stupid to make the exec's intern mistress happy. Who in turn is a stupid 21 year old who knows nothing but the woke idiocy she was fed in school. Consider Coke teaming up with Biden to try and abolish the Georgia voter reform laws. Or MLB doing the same, when they themselves require photo id for picking up tickets. Or American and Delta Airlines. Now the latter will have to contend with higher fuel taxes, and other state fees. So too MLB and various states AGs are now planning to sue Coke for promoting obesity. [This was utterly predictable as the Biden attempt would simply eradicate the GOP completely thus the pols usually spineless would and could retaliate] But hey the execs who signed off on it impressed their intern mistresses. [Bill Gates apparently routinely propositioned female employees at Microsoft]. The NFL is now all proudly gay. The NFL is gay. How is that going over with their core audience which is White men? Not well at all, but hey the Commissioner likely made someone happy in his circle. Thats all that matters.

    At any rate, most advertising spending is online now and has been for some years. Cable cutting increases every year, even John Malone believes cable TV is a dying medium. TV broadcast viewership whether Over the Air or cable/satellite is also in big declines. All black all the time has revealed preference of Whites fleeing as they do in real life from blacks. Online spending in total is higher than TV. And there the problem of click farms and such means that mass targeting is useless, finely targeted ads in various social media platforms matter (Facebook Pinterest, Instagram) and campaigns are carefully analyzed. Often agencies are cut out entirely, you may have noticed consolidation under continually declining revenue. It does not take an expensive agency ad campaign to do A/B testing of basic banner offers on social media.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @Triteleia Laxa, @Bill, @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks

    I’m old enough to remember when Whiskey used to claim that Hollywood was run by WASPS.

    I wonder what the net effect of Whiskey’s posting career has been. Has he changed a single mind in the direction he ostensibly wants to change them?

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Bill


    I’m old enough to remember when Whiskey used to claim that Hollywood was run by WASPS.
     
    I'm old enough to remember when he called himself "Evil Neocon" and used to peddle "Israel is an unsinkable aircraft carrier" fables. Can't blame him for trying, given he's dealing with the greatest race of natural born suckers to have ever walked the earth, white Americans.

    Replies: @Bill

    , @Stan Adams
    @Bill

    Every now and then I do a compilation of his posts called "Whiskey's Greatest Hits" featuring his fearless prognostications:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/its-almost-as-if-the-democrats-coalition-of-the-fringes-tends-to-turn-into-a-circular-firing-squad/#comment-4139570

    I'll say one thing for the man: he is not deterred by failure.



    April 10, 2020


    Steve — for a really smart guy you really are dumb.

    There will be NO restarting the economy. NONE.

    First, the Democrats are up to their old tricks. Senate Dems killed Cocaine Mitch trying to spend more for small business, Democrats HATE HATE HATE people working. Since none of them ever worked a day in their lives. Media people, University bureaucrats and professors, state workers, the FBI, the Joint Chiefs, cops etc. in other words important people don’t care if the economy just craters. More poor people to lord it over. Its like arresting people sitting in their cars at the beach watching the sunset while not doing a thing while the homeless poop all over the beach. Its the whole point.

    Second, all those small businesses GLOBALLY are done. There is no more savings to restart them. Any aid money is going to be swept up by big business, the political ruling class, the media, and protected classes. Already AOC is demanding White people pay up BIG TIME to Latinos and Blacks for WuFlu Bat Virus. There is just NO MONEY for small business and active will to crush them by their eternal enemies — the political class.

    Third, no big company is going to rehire even a fraction of those laid off. Macy’s laid off something like 130,000 workers. They might rehire about 3,000 and hire mostly illegals at a fraction of the wages of those they laid off. Most businesses were already under severe pressure from Amazon, Ebay, and the like and retail and other groups like Macy’s are just about survival. Put Disney, Apple, Ford, GM, etc. into that mix. With 30% unemployment being the “good news” none of those companies are going to be hiring any DECADE soon. People will not be buying new cars, or iphones, or going to Disney World for the next twenty years.

    Fourth, no Governor is going to give up the power to make ordinary people poor and miserable any time soon. NY State, VA, CA, NV, OR, WA, IL etc. will be locked down for the next year minimum just to screw over Trump. Yes they are that myopic. And no, corporations can’t do anything. Gavin Newsome and Cuomo are on TV EVERY DAY. Think they’ll give up the camera? Heck they can just cancel elections and rule for the next ten years. Crisis. Opportunity. Its not like Disney and Apple can fund challengers for either one of those turds. And they know it. Besides these turds live to make ordinary people miserable and poor. Its what their AWFL backers all want too.

    Fifth, Democrats sense an opportunity to finally, at last, solve their White people problem. Expect re-education camps while Governors seize houses, cars, property, and bank accounts to give to various vibrant groups that culturally enrich Whitey. Whitey does not have the money, or means to fight back now.

    Sixth, how couples meet is determined by well, women. Bars and other social gatherings are over. Most bars are not re-opening, as “Bar Rescue” host John Taffer notes, seating changes will halve or cut into a third of prior seating capacity which means doubling or tripling prices just to keep revenue the same as operating costs rise dramatically. Forget a $15 bottle of beer. Try $45. Nope, all stuff will just be online, Tinder, etc. where only the best looking, most Alpha, most A-hole wealthy dudes will monopolize all the non obese women. We are looking at the long awaited Dem/Media/Women dream: END OF THE NUCLEAR FAMILY.

    Instead a “family” will consist even and especially among Whites of a single mother with either one kid or multiple kids with different fathers and men acting like African fathers. By not being there.

    Seventh, we will have internal exiles, formerly middle and working class Americans herded off into work camps and re-education centers living like the homeless but micro-managed in every aspect of their lives, and as a regular feature revolts and acts of brutal repression of said revolts and counter-reprisals in counter-reaction. While most White men not herded into camps will have likely not even a Pr0n Hub subscription as that will be closed down by AWFLs.

    Eighth, we will have oil prices crash, then rise dramatically as the Saudis chase away Russian production and simply have ended US Shale production. The ability of most non Elite Americans to heat or cool their homes or even have light at night will be minimal if anything. Most transport will be bicycle, or bus and train. Food will consist of bugs and beans that the Elite have been pushing on ordinary people for decades.

    In short, by buying into the panic and hysteria of the media, medical establishment shills, and Democratic operatives you and others have helped guarantee the worst recession in modern history, a level of global poverty and misery and warfare and violence that will make the 1930s and 1940s look like an Edwardian Garden Party.
     
    A response from another commenter:

    You really fluctuate between telling people unpleasant truths and full on kookery. None of the things you think will happen, will happen. Just hope that in a year when everything is going pretty much ok nobody thinks of digging this up and replying with it to everything you say.
     
    I wouldn't say that things are going wonderfully at the moment, but Whiskey's gloom-and-doom black-pilling is ridiculous.
  181. How Hollywood Green-lights Movies

  182. @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    "The push for diversity comes at a moment when Hollywood creativity is at a low. Almost all original ideas are considered too much of a creative risk, especially in film".

    I would argue that Hollywood creativity has been relatively high. The age of streaming, with Netflix, APPLE TV, and Amazon Prime at the forefront, has produced a wide range of binge-able, innovative content, from "Stranger Things" to the "Morning Show" to "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel". An emphasis on character growth, with higher production values and multiple ongoing themes and subplots, are major factors why increasing numbers of American viewers and critics believe that creative material has exploded in the past 5-10 years.

    "So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original"

    Shows from the 1980's and 1990's like the Wonder Years were nostalgic pieces offering one version of a person's or group's reality. The "reboots" or "new versions" are not necessarily a correction, but a reflection of the lives of other people living in a particular era that were not presented on TV or in movies when I or we grew up. We all try and remember those key moments growing up, and take out on occasion that box in our bedroom closet or in the attic of the mementos to reconnect with our fond memories.

    Although, the "Black Wonder Years" is set in 1960's Alabama, so it will be interesting to see how the writers of the show showcase the characters and plot. NOTICE that even blacks today believe there ought not to be a "reboot". It's as if not all black people are on board (gasp) with the "Cultural Marxist" agenda.

    https://twitter.com/Intentionalee/status/1412585844507037698

    https://twitter.com/VocalTurf/status/1412593287345627144

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “I would argue that Hollywood creativity has been relatively high.”

    I would argue future cultural historians will look back at this period of time and deem it a wasteland.

    “Netflix, APPLE TV, and Amazon Prime … has produced a wide range of binge-able, innovative content.”

    Binging on anything turns the brain into oatmeal. Innovative? Perhaps for sweater-wearers.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @SunBakedSuburb

    "I would argue future cultural historians will look back at this period of time and deem it a wasteland."

    There undoubtedly will be a few who make that charge.

    "Binging on anything turns the brain into oatmeal.

    Even golf?

    "Innovative? Perhaps for sweater-wearers."

    Yes, innovative. Reasonable American TV watchers can attest to it.

  183. european men are probably leaving the movie industry in large numbers. i’ve posted about this phenomenon before with regard to music, but a similar process is probably happening with movies. where are they going? to video games and software, mostly. that’s where the big money is now. but also a dozen other smaller ventures. brewing beer seems to be one of the most popular.

    movies are becoming like music. primarily the province of women, africans, and jewish producers. the main creative heavy lifting people are in the process of leaving. women and africans can’t follow european men to video games though, for the most part. they don’t have the ability. they’re participation has mainly been complaining about or suing video game companies.

    there will probably never be a great movie director ever again. and certainly, the era of the movie star is over. Barry Diller commented to that effect recently. that’s a good thing though. a positive development.

    i noticed Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn started making their own, real movies again with Craig Zahler. maybe that’s the, smaller, future for real movie making. all this streaming stuff is garbage. the streaming medium hasn’t opened up ANY avenue for good movie making. it’s actually increased the amount of crap, woke material by 10. the explosion in material is mediocre at best, but mostly trash.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @prime noticer


    i noticed Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn started making their own, real movies again with Craig Zahler.
     
    Dragged across Concrete was good.
  184. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    This comment is a textbook example of American parochialism.

    The reason why some Hollywood movies are dumbed down isn’t because American minorities are rushing to the theaters; it’s because of the Chinese consumer market.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Cho Seung-Hui

    Right. Everyone knows the Chinese are dumber than blacks and Hispanics.

    I kid, I kid.

    Actually, I think you're right, and I recently heard some comments on Chinese control of movie production (via theater distribution control etc) that were quite interesting.

  185. @Mike Tre
    "As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here."

    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

    Replies: @Kronos, @AnotherDad, @Stan d Mute, @njguy73

    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

    Duh! Why else would they subject themselves to the whims of violent white supremacists? It can only be because of their unrequited love for our negroes..

  186. @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    I was just talking about participating in the wonder of organic life and appreciating it even when brief. Sparks all sorts of creativity in place you didn’t even know you had it.

    Replies: @Jack D

    The power of antibiotics exceeds the power of prayer in fighting most childhood infections and so, thankfully, most Americans today can no longer relate to the lost of a child in infancy (let alone 4) and so childhood death is no longer much of a source of inspiration in art. As far as I am concerned, the reduction in suffering more than makes up for the loss of creativity in this instance. It’s good to make lemonade when life gives you lemons, but if you can avoid the lemons in the first place, even better.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    Yeah well my brother shouldn’t have picked a flu epidemic to get that meningitis in I guess. Might have been picked up in time. Pls read the tweet I linked to instead of whatever nonsense pops into your head.

    Replies: @Jack D

  187. that new Chris Pratt sci-fi actioner on Amazon was actually not bad, but that’s the best work any of these streaming movie production operations has ever done. Tomorrow War wouldn’t have been in the top 2 or 3 action or sci-fi movies of the year in the 80s or 90s. i liked it, but the end is a straight The Thing ripoff.

    now that Marvel has exhausted all their best material, it’s all downhill from here, even for comic book movies. i’ve posted before about how even the Marvel material is 40 years old or older in it’s original form. Walking Dead, the highest rated television show in a decade, was also from a comic book.

    there’s no more Stephen King or Heinlein novels to convert to movies, no more Harry Potter books to convert into films. the last seasons of Game of Thrones was so bad, it ruined the brand. now nobody talks about Game of Thrones anymore. looks like there is an effort to make a woke version of Wheel of Time. converting good books into woke crap seems to be the game plan now.

    • Replies: @Bill
    @prime noticer

    There's still _Ringworld_. It's odd how it keeps not getting made. Modern CGI is up to the task of doing it right. Furthermore, the universe it's set in seems ripe for sequels---Ringworld itself had sequels.

    Replies: @Malenfant, @photondancer, @Brutusale

    , @Anon7
    @prime noticer

    “ that new Chris Pratt sci-fi actioner on Amazon was actually not bad, but that’s the best work any of these streaming movie production operations has ever done. Tomorrow War wouldn’t have been in the top 2 or 3 action or sci-fi movies of the year in the 80s or 90s.”

    Some action scenes are fun, but the movie is 100% Woke ideology-compliant. The military is run by women, especially black women, and they’re all better than you. The science class smart kid who solves the problem - he’s a black kid, natch.

    Chris Pratt plays one of the few white characters, a loser high school science teacher whose mission in life is to protect his successful wife and especially daughter, so she can run the military.

  188. @anonymous
    It's taking way too long for comments to be reviewed, impedes discussion.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    It’s taking way too long for comments to be reviewed, impedes discussion.

    Discussion, in this forum, is an opium dream. If you can hold your interest for a full day, you might see a reply to your comment. You will have better luck using the menu to find first all and then your own comments to see if anyone replied. Check that about once a week or so and then discuss away!

    • Agree: PaceLaw
  189. @Blade
    There is no creativity crisis in Hollywood. Just publicly traded companies run by Harvard MBAs who know everything better than everyone else running everything to the ground for the sake of more shareholder value and better pay for themselves. There is a larger minority market than in the past, so of course, they'll go for it. There is also data science, helping generate more of the same ideas.

    There are always creative people, it is just that they cannot go past gatekeepers anymore. Data, economics, and business culture make it harder for them because by definition creative work requires risk-taking.

    Replies: @anon, @Bill

    (modern football fans are not wowed by “football on a Monday!” as folks who grew up with three networks and football-on-a-Sunday-only)

    I think the cast of Monday Night Football was more important than the timeslot, although I agree that was important, too. Sportsball TV is so thoroughly corporatized and anodyne now that it’s really hard to believe Dandy Don and Howard Cosell ever existed.

    It’s a more general thing with TV. When I was a teenager, I used to drink at the dive bar where one of the local TV station’s anchors got drunk between the 6 and 11pm broadcasts. Their drunkenness was not exactly difficult to detect if you were up at 11. Weathermen used to be kinda weirdos rather than the animatronic corporate puppets they are now.

    Live TV is painfully dull now for just the reasons you’re discussing.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Bill

    From what I can tell, every single weather reporter on the local news stations is homosexual.

  190. @CTD
    These stunts are not new. West Side Story is Romeo and Juliet, but with Italian and Puerto Rican New York proles.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    These stunts are not new. West Side Story is Romeo and Juliet, but with Italian and Puerto Rican New York proles.

    West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet have almost nothing in common, apart from superficial plot similarities. Borrowing plots from previous stories is nothing unusual. IIRC, the plot for Romeo & Juliet, like so many other Shakespeare plays, was itself a borrowed from an earlier story.

    The question isn’t how original the plot is – it’s what you add to it.

    The problem is that so much of Hollywood nowadays isn’t simply borrowed plots. It’s reusing older stories without adding anything new at all, except a few dumb updated jokes, usually in the form of sarcasm. Thus we get Disney’s pointless live-action remakes of its classic animated movies – well, pointless except to make a ton of money. And now they’ve added the twist of making the leads black (Little Mermaid) or Hispanic (Snow Caramel). Wahoo! Or of course the endless parade of children’s movies of superheroes (for children under 18) and Fast & Furious (for children often much older than 18).

    Which is just a reminder that Hollywood is in the business of making entertainment, not art. If they occasionally turn out something worthy of being called art, which is occurring less and less frequently by the day, we’ll that’s just a happy accident.

  191. The old Ashkenazi elite in Hollywood and comic books and pop culture actually did have some originality and energy. It may not have been beautiful but Hollywood, the Brill Building, early TV, Marvel and DC, Mad Magazine and the Twilight Zone etc, for that matter, were uniquely American, fun, and above all very dynamic. All I sense now is exhaustion. The copying is exhaustion. The stupid repetitive government policies are exhaustion. The same old racial battles are exhaustion. We have reached a dead end.

  192. @prime noticer
    that new Chris Pratt sci-fi actioner on Amazon was actually not bad, but that's the best work any of these streaming movie production operations has ever done. Tomorrow War wouldn't have been in the top 2 or 3 action or sci-fi movies of the year in the 80s or 90s. i liked it, but the end is a straight The Thing ripoff.

    now that Marvel has exhausted all their best material, it's all downhill from here, even for comic book movies. i've posted before about how even the Marvel material is 40 years old or older in it's original form. Walking Dead, the highest rated television show in a decade, was also from a comic book.

    there's no more Stephen King or Heinlein novels to convert to movies, no more Harry Potter books to convert into films. the last seasons of Game of Thrones was so bad, it ruined the brand. now nobody talks about Game of Thrones anymore. looks like there is an effort to make a woke version of Wheel of Time. converting good books into woke crap seems to be the game plan now.

    Replies: @Bill, @Anon7

    There’s still _Ringworld_. It’s odd how it keeps not getting made. Modern CGI is up to the task of doing it right. Furthermore, the universe it’s set in seems ripe for sequels—Ringworld itself had sequels.

    • Replies: @Malenfant
    @Bill

    And Iain M. Banks. "Consider Phlebas" could be the sci-fi spectacle of the century, either as a miniseries or as a movie in two or three parts.

    , @photondancer
    @Bill

    I've wondered about this too. There's a lot of wonderful science fiction out there and a lot of people who know how to make animation. It's not hard to find others who know how to write scripts. So why aren't these films being made, even if it's a labour of love in someone's own home? I'd like to think they are and we just never hear about it but you'd think we'd hear about it if one was particularly good.

    , @Brutusale
    @Bill

    IIRC, both Ringworld and Neuromancer have been bouncing around the various studios for years. When Spielberg can take a minor SF property like Ready Player One and make a film that grosses $600 million, I'd hope that a classic like the aforementioned would be on a short list.

  193. anon[170] • Disclaimer says:
    @JMcG
    @Anonymous

    Cause/effect? TV exists to sell advertising. Who has the money, blacks!? I have a wife and four kids. The actual TV in my house hasn’t been turned on in months.

    Replies: @anon

    TV exists to sell advertising. Who has the money, blacks!?

    Do you consider “credit” and “money” to be same thing? Advertisers sure do.

    Black people tend to be tribal. Show them an advert with a black person driving a Nissan, it nudges them to go get a Nissan. Because tribal. Wypipo don’t care about seeing adverts with wypipo, they will by a Nissan based on price or other reasons.

    Although given the unending blackety black blackness of current adverts, with the endless black-husband-white-wife-this-has-always-been-normal-you-rayciss gaslighting…there could be change brewing. Some members of my family have reached or are reaching Peak Negro in terms of entertainments; “Do I have to divorce my husband and marry a random black man to actually enjoy [thing] now?” is a sarcastic remark I heard earlier this year from a middle aged woman.

  194. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Steve Sailer

    I had the same thought about "Italians." Anonymous [371] is obviously not a native of Brooklyn, southeastern Queens (e.g., Howard Beach, Ozone Park) or Staten Island.

    "Serbs?" is a great one-word punch line. Right up there with "Burgers?"

    Replies: @silviosilver

    Jews, Italians, Serbs, etc, none of them have any great love for the negroid. But they were all willing to use the negroid as a battering ram against the hated WASP. Things have obviously changed a bit in more recent years, but that was the historical reality for a very long time.

  195. @obwandiyag
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hmm. I wonder.

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe "better they had died."

    Replies: @anon, @Bill, @AnotherDad, @TomSchmidt, @Sick of Orcs

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe “better they had died.”

    There was very, very little starvation in the the US by 1964. The US–the original version–had the idyllic “cheap land, dear labor” package so was always a place people were better off. But, of course, there were the odd pockets here and there of malnutrition due to individual circumstance.

    The 60s welfare programs did basically eliminate dire–no food for my belly–poverty. (From any means but complete personal incompetence–mental illness, drug abuse, senility.)

    The problem is that when you eliminate the natural cull, you degrade your population.

    So any welfare program need to go hand in hand with a eugenic program. Basically if you require welfare–are taking resources from your fellow citizens to live–then you should not be reproducing.

    More generally, once a society goes through the demographic transition and smart/competent/productive people are limiting their fertility, a nation needs to have some sort of counter balancing eugenic program. You need to counter balance that by weeding out the genes of the criminal, the crazy, the incompetent, the addictive, the unproductive … or you head into the hopper.

    Of course as soon as you are into the demographic transition mass immigration is just compounded insanity. Population replacement.

    All this is obvious–just math.

    • Agree: silviosilver, Rob McX, bomag
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @AnotherDad


    The problem is that when you eliminate the natural cull, you degrade your population.
     
    This is a little bit harsh. Humans are not chickens - you can't just cull the flock by cutting off feed to the weakest members and letting them starve to death. Maybe you could do this in China but famine was never a part of the American experience. Even in the depths of the Great Depression there were soup kitchens and such so that people would not literally starve to death like Ukrainian kulaks.

    However, the historical norm was that the richer you were, the MORE children you could afford to have and actually have and raise to adulthood. Generally speaking, richer people are smarter than poorer people - this is why they are richer to begin with. So over time society became more filled with the children of rich men and therefore smarter. One you reverse that relationship (as we have now), then each generation gets dumber and dumber.
    , @Stan d Mute
    @AnotherDad


    All this is obvious–just math.
     
    And yet..

    We must also constantly bear in mind that we have a massive (and growing as you say) population either incapable of doing math or determined to forever destroy math (gym class was more fun).

    (btw: “agree” button quota exceeded - kinda sucks because it serves as a bookmark for recalling especially good comments via the “my comments” page)
  196. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    I'm sorry but what may seem admirable from within a certain religious tradition just seems weird looking from the outside. As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn't it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?

    They met on the street - love at first sight and they got married almost immediately. But then:


    In their first ten months of marriage, they agreed to live a life of sexual abstinence. Little did they know that this experience would give them the capacity to understand the beauty and grandeur of the virginal life, since they would be entrusted with five daughters who would live out a virginal consecration. Under the guidance of a spiritual director, they were encouraged to have children of their own.
     
    Reading between the lines, Zelie had some serious sexual hangups which she overcame (or was pressured by her priest into overcoming) herself, but she successfully passed these hangups onto her girls. It's not unusual for women to have this kind of ambivalence or confused feelings regarding sex, but Catholicism turns them into features of the religion rather than pathologies. Motherhood is good but sex is bad, so the most noble Catholic woman of all manages to have one without the other.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Bill, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    Western Civilization, like all civilizations, prized female virginity.

    “Serious sexual hang-ups . . . sex is bad” is just the blinding hatred typical of your ilk.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Bill

    Any civilization that prizes permanent virginity will extinct itself (see Shakers). You square the circle of the filthiness of sex vs the beauty of motherhood and the necessity of reproduction thru the institution of marriage, whereby the unholy is made holy. In marriage, you have not only the possibility of reproduction but a support structure for the child - in exchange for his support, the father is supposed to gain reassurance that he is not raising someone else's offspring. Any civilizational attempt to deviate from this time honored structure usually ends in failure.

    Replies: @Johnplywood, @Bill, @AnotherDad

  197. @Bill
    @Whiskey


    Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks
     
    I'm old enough to remember when Whiskey used to claim that Hollywood was run by WASPS.

    I wonder what the net effect of Whiskey's posting career has been. Has he changed a single mind in the direction he ostensibly wants to change them?

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Stan Adams

    I’m old enough to remember when Whiskey used to claim that Hollywood was run by WASPS.

    I’m old enough to remember when he called himself “Evil Neocon” and used to peddle “Israel is an unsinkable aircraft carrier” fables. Can’t blame him for trying, given he’s dealing with the greatest race of natural born suckers to have ever walked the earth, white Americans.

    • Agree: Bill
    • Replies: @Bill
    @silviosilver

    I remember. What was the other one, Testing99 or something like that.

  198. @anon
    ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION!

    CIVILIZATION ALERT!

    ALERT CORNEL WEST IS LEAVING HARVARD ALERT

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cornel-west-says-in-resignation-letter-over-tenure-dispute-that-harvard-is-in-decline-and-decay/ar-AAM6A29


    “How sad it is to see our beloved Harvard Divinity School in such decline and decay,” he wrote. “The disarray of a scattered curriculum, the disenchantment of talented yet deferential faculty, and the disorientation of precious students loom large.”
     

    West, who added that Harvard has become “market-driven,” tweeted, “Let us bear witness against this spiritual rot!”
     
    Evidently he does not own a mirror, or at least has never looked into one with self-reflection regarding that whole "spiritual rot" thing.

    ps: Oh, yeah, by the way...he didn't get tenure...this has nothing to do with him leaving, nothing.

    Nothing. At. All.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Old Prude

    Talk about burying the lede – how is it that he didn’t have tenure in the 1st place?

    For the anti-Semites here, you’ll be pleased (I guess) to hear that the real reason he didn’t get tenure (at least according to West himself) is not the decline of the West (no pun intended) but his support for the Gaza terrorists. There will come a day when it will be safe (at least for blacks in America) to openly express their admiration for Jew killers but apparently that day is not yet.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jack D

    Talk about burying the lede – how is it that he didn’t have tenure in the 1st place?

    White supremacist Harvard racists plus the lingering effects of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining...oh, and Emmett Till somehow fits in, no doubt.

    It's obvious! Why should you have to even ask?

  199. @Michelle
    The new live action, Disney, Cinderella, stars a Latina, who looks like an ugly step-sister. The actress can't sing and is enhanced (somewhat) with auto tune. The fairy godmother, is a real fairy. A Black transvestite.

    Replies: @Alden

    Take a good look at the new Cinderella’s face. Looks more like a man than a woman.

    • Replies: @Michelle
    @Alden

    Looks like Cinderella smashed her face into a tree trunk; Looking at the pics of the actress in a bikini, will give a body nightmares. She has premature cellulite, fit to fill tubs of cottage cheese.

  200. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    I'm sorry but what may seem admirable from within a certain religious tradition just seems weird looking from the outside. As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn't it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?

    They met on the street - love at first sight and they got married almost immediately. But then:


    In their first ten months of marriage, they agreed to live a life of sexual abstinence. Little did they know that this experience would give them the capacity to understand the beauty and grandeur of the virginal life, since they would be entrusted with five daughters who would live out a virginal consecration. Under the guidance of a spiritual director, they were encouraged to have children of their own.
     
    Reading between the lines, Zelie had some serious sexual hangups which she overcame (or was pressured by her priest into overcoming) herself, but she successfully passed these hangups onto her girls. It's not unusual for women to have this kind of ambivalence or confused feelings regarding sex, but Catholicism turns them into features of the religion rather than pathologies. Motherhood is good but sex is bad, so the most noble Catholic woman of all manages to have one without the other.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Bill, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn’t it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?

    You have a point, considering that one of the five daughters was rejected by her sisters’ convent, as their mother was. That might have been a sign to accept a different vocation, as mom did. But she found another order.

    The father was also not accepted for religious life. Had both parents gotten their original wish, the girls would never have been born, so they weren’t planning on grandchildren in any case. Instead of two religious, they produced five, one who became a Doctor of the Church. Compare the Ratzingers, one of whose three celibate children rose to the Papacy. Arguably a worthy reward for their sacrifice.

    In other cases it’s debatable. Edward the Confessor’s “celibacy” (he actually married, but never consummated, by mutual agreement) contributed to the Anglo-Saxons’ defeat. Henry the Navigator’s avowed bachelorhood was less critical; he was the last of several sons. He put his free time to good use!

    The effect of celibacy on the populations that embraced it (Catholic, Orthodox, Buddhist) is trivial compared to that of secular modernism. And the celibates did much good in return. Would we even have genetics had Gregor Mendel married? Yes, but somewhat later. His difference wasn’t so much intelligence as it was patience.

  201. @Alden
    @Desiderius

    Finally figured you out. You’re really a M to F tranny all angry because your surgeon can’t find an ovary and womb donor. You bring sex and gynecology into every discussion. Those hormone pills you take to keep your beard and arm and leg hair from coming back contain many of the same hormones as birth control pills.

    Start a blog where you and the other wifeless womanless child less old codgers of UNZ can get together and discuss their beyond weird obsession with gynecology and obstetrics.

    No children but fascinated with women having or not having children. That’s a symptom of the severe mental illness of men wanting to be women. Or weirdos like you.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anon, @J.Ross

    That would be news to my three-year-old sleeping here. Getting harder to get him down for his nap.

    Are you going to be ok?

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Desiderius

    No one who reads your weirdo oby-gyny rants believes you have children or could do the deed that produces children.

  202. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    The power of antibiotics exceeds the power of prayer in fighting most childhood infections and so, thankfully, most Americans today can no longer relate to the lost of a child in infancy (let alone 4) and so childhood death is no longer much of a source of inspiration in art. As far as I am concerned, the reduction in suffering more than makes up for the loss of creativity in this instance. It's good to make lemonade when life gives you lemons, but if you can avoid the lemons in the first place, even better.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Yeah well my brother shouldn’t have picked a flu epidemic to get that meningitis in I guess. Might have been picked up in time. Pls read the tweet I linked to instead of whatever nonsense pops into your head.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    I am sorry for your loss, but your family was the exception in modern America. Out of every 1000 live births, around 993 children celebrate their 5th birthday, which is remarkable, especially by historical standards and especially considering that this includes various diverse groups like crack heads and alcoholics.

    I don't think that you have "clean hands" to complain about people posting about random nonsense.

  203. @Peter Akuleyev
    @Altai

    "Heathers" was a 10 episode television series, and apparently it did get released in Europe, and late in the US in a bowdlerized version. It didn't get picked up for a second season. It must be available out on pirating sites. If you read the angry reactions of critics on Wikipedia, it is a wonder this show didn't get more attention in the Sailersphere:

    "Having the high school tyranny associated with a gang of students who, in a different era, might have been marginalized produces a dark and almost reactionary undercurrent in which the disenfranchised aren't being bullied, but rather are wielding identity politics and political correctness as weapons"

    " If you believe that kids these days are fragile "snowflakes," that political correctness is running amok, and that LGBT people are now society's true bullies, this new Heathers is the show for you. "

    Sounds pretty good actually.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Stan d Mute, @HA

    This seems to explore some of those themes:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8540808/

  204. Great takedown of barren Con Inc. here:

  205. @AnotherDad
    @obwandiyag


    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe “better they had died.”
     
    There was very, very little starvation in the the US by 1964. The US--the original version--had the idyllic "cheap land, dear labor" package so was always a place people were better off. But, of course, there were the odd pockets here and there of malnutrition due to individual circumstance.

    The 60s welfare programs did basically eliminate dire--no food for my belly--poverty. (From any means but complete personal incompetence--mental illness, drug abuse, senility.)

    The problem is that when you eliminate the natural cull, you degrade your population.

    So any welfare program need to go hand in hand with a eugenic program. Basically if you require welfare--are taking resources from your fellow citizens to live--then you should not be reproducing.

    More generally, once a society goes through the demographic transition and smart/competent/productive people are limiting their fertility, a nation needs to have some sort of counter balancing eugenic program. You need to counter balance that by weeding out the genes of the criminal, the crazy, the incompetent, the addictive, the unproductive ... or you head into the hopper.

    Of course as soon as you are into the demographic transition mass immigration is just compounded insanity. Population replacement.

    All this is obvious--just math.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Stan d Mute

    The problem is that when you eliminate the natural cull, you degrade your population.

    This is a little bit harsh. Humans are not chickens – you can’t just cull the flock by cutting off feed to the weakest members and letting them starve to death. Maybe you could do this in China but famine was never a part of the American experience. Even in the depths of the Great Depression there were soup kitchens and such so that people would not literally starve to death like Ukrainian kulaks.

    However, the historical norm was that the richer you were, the MORE children you could afford to have and actually have and raise to adulthood. Generally speaking, richer people are smarter than poorer people – this is why they are richer to begin with. So over time society became more filled with the children of rich men and therefore smarter. One you reverse that relationship (as we have now), then each generation gets dumber and dumber.

  206. New York Times prints a great opinion article on the Fed and wealth inequality and I am still waiting for the Murdoch slobs at the WSJ to run a review of Charles Murray’s “Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In America.”

    Did I miss the WSJ review of Muttonhead Murray’s book?

    The WSJ Watch for Charles Murray’s book review has done an extensive and time consuming search for a book review of Murray’s work but all my team came up with is a little itty bitty bit about Murray getting attacked by nasty White Snot Brats at Middlebury College in Vermont.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/banning-critical-race-theory-11622670206

    Where Is The Facing Reality Book Review In Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal? Did I miss it?

    New York Times article on the Fed-induced wealth inequality:

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @Charles Pewitt


    Did I miss the WSJ review of Muttonhead Murray’s book?
     
    It’s Milquetoast Murray!

    A muttonhead he is not.
  207. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    I'm sorry but what may seem admirable from within a certain religious tradition just seems weird looking from the outside. As I understand it, their accomplishment was that all 5 of their surviving children became nuns (thus ending their family line). Wouldn't it have been better if one or two of the Martin children had passed on their noble genes to another generation?

    They met on the street - love at first sight and they got married almost immediately. But then:


    In their first ten months of marriage, they agreed to live a life of sexual abstinence. Little did they know that this experience would give them the capacity to understand the beauty and grandeur of the virginal life, since they would be entrusted with five daughters who would live out a virginal consecration. Under the guidance of a spiritual director, they were encouraged to have children of their own.
     
    Reading between the lines, Zelie had some serious sexual hangups which she overcame (or was pressured by her priest into overcoming) herself, but she successfully passed these hangups onto her girls. It's not unusual for women to have this kind of ambivalence or confused feelings regarding sex, but Catholicism turns them into features of the religion rather than pathologies. Motherhood is good but sex is bad, so the most noble Catholic woman of all manages to have one without the other.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Bill, @Reg Cæsar, @Alden

    Absolutely correct. The essence of being a nun is you yourself don’t have children but by becoming a nun you can be a substitute mother to all the children of the world. Theoretically weird but practically very useful.

    In practical terms, the farmlands and real estate holdings of the old convents made it possible for the nuns to establish hospitals schools and “ orphanages” or free boarding schools for children of the poor. Plus lots of sliding scale rentals for women ranging from dorms for poorly paid working women to retirement homes to grand apartments for dissident queens and aristocrats.

    The system was all women from top to bottom.

  208. @Mr. Anon
    Here's one new thing to spice up contemporary TV and movies. Last month, the Writers Guild of America held a summit on how to insert pro-vaccine propaganda (on the sly, mind you) into the country's diet of prole-feed.

    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/the-propaganda-factory

    Replies: @Known Fact

    They needed a summit? It’s not that difficult…

    PEGGY: Good morning, Mr Mannix’s office.
    LT MALCOLM: Is Joe there, Peggy? That ballistics report just came in.
    PEGGY: I’ll have him call you, Art. He’s getting his second Moderna dose right now!
    LT MALCOLM: I hear it’s safe and effective

    HAUGHTY ALIEN: This ship answers to my will now, Captain
    KIRK: We have a life-saving shipment of safe and effective Pfizer vaccine needed on Rigel 6, and we are going to Rigel 6

    • LOL: Mr. Anon
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Known Fact

    MARY: So how was the big date last night?
    RHODA: Oh my God, Mare, he's so smart, funny, handsome, rich -- but he's vaccine-hesitant!
    MARY (making her signature pouty face): Oh Rhoda, I'm so sorry. Did you tell him it's safe and effective?
    (Cloris Leachman barges into the scene)
    PHYLLIS: Lars and I just got our second Pfizer dose together this morning .. and had the best afternoon, well, you know, ever!

  209. So we can look forward to the East Indian looking actors (one with very womanly eyes) outside the gates of Mordor (The Two Towers) trying to see what caused the rockfall (from Frodo and Sam slipping on the gravelly slope) becoming the real hero/heroine of the “Final Battle” of Gondor and salvation of the West. Yes?

  210. Anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Au contraire, there is a cornucopia of a smorgasbord of good TV show premises that are just rotting in the fields. Has anyone done a pilot on the Lori Lightfoot mayoralty yet?

  211. @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    Yeah well my brother shouldn’t have picked a flu epidemic to get that meningitis in I guess. Might have been picked up in time. Pls read the tweet I linked to instead of whatever nonsense pops into your head.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I am sorry for your loss, but your family was the exception in modern America. Out of every 1000 live births, around 993 children celebrate their 5th birthday, which is remarkable, especially by historical standards and especially considering that this includes various diverse groups like crack heads and alcoholics.

    I don’t think that you have “clean hands” to complain about people posting about random nonsense.

  212. @Alden
    @Desiderius

    Finally figured you out. You’re really a M to F tranny all angry because your surgeon can’t find an ovary and womb donor. You bring sex and gynecology into every discussion. Those hormone pills you take to keep your beard and arm and leg hair from coming back contain many of the same hormones as birth control pills.

    Start a blog where you and the other wifeless womanless child less old codgers of UNZ can get together and discuss their beyond weird obsession with gynecology and obstetrics.

    No children but fascinated with women having or not having children. That’s a symptom of the severe mental illness of men wanting to be women. Or weirdos like you.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anon, @J.Ross

    Perfect.

    lol

    • Thanks: Alden
  213. @Desiderius
    @Alden

    That would be news to my three-year-old sleeping here. Getting harder to get him down for his nap.

    Are you going to be ok?

    Replies: @Alden

    No one who reads your weirdo oby-gyny rants believes you have children or could do the deed that produces children.

    • LOL: Clyde
  214. @photondancer
    Not only films. I've just finished a rather awful 'modernisation' of Pride and Prejudice called Eligible in which there are several homosexual couples, random black people wander across the page every now and then (Kitty dates one) and Lydia elopes with a transgender FtM. Fortunately it was written in 2013. Had it been written a few years later, it would undoubtedly have been loaded with swipes at Trump and Darcy would be black.

    Replies: @Catdog

    Why would you read that?

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Catdog

    I like some of Austen's books so when I read that a publisher had commissioned modern versions of them I borrowed the lot without reading up on them. After all, nobody would dare to submit a parody for a serious project would they? The first 2 I read were quite normal, so I was unprepared for the Pride and Prejudice one.

    I bet the poor publisher was all in a dither when the writer submitted this hot mess, frantically asking if they could extend the deadline to get someone else to do a better job.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  215. C’mon, Sailer, so much affirmative shopping going on in SA and not a peep from you?

  216. @Jack D
    @anon

    Talk about burying the lede - how is it that he didn't have tenure in the 1st place?

    For the anti-Semites here, you'll be pleased (I guess) to hear that the real reason he didn't get tenure (at least according to West himself) is not the decline of the West (no pun intended) but his support for the Gaza terrorists. There will come a day when it will be safe (at least for blacks in America) to openly express their admiration for Jew killers but apparently that day is not yet.

    Replies: @anon

    Talk about burying the lede – how is it that he didn’t have tenure in the 1st place?

    White supremacist Harvard racists plus the lingering effects of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining…oh, and Emmett Till somehow fits in, no doubt.

    It’s obvious! Why should you have to even ask?

  217. @Alden
    @Desiderius

    Finally figured you out. You’re really a M to F tranny all angry because your surgeon can’t find an ovary and womb donor. You bring sex and gynecology into every discussion. Those hormone pills you take to keep your beard and arm and leg hair from coming back contain many of the same hormones as birth control pills.

    Start a blog where you and the other wifeless womanless child less old codgers of UNZ can get together and discuss their beyond weird obsession with gynecology and obstetrics.

    No children but fascinated with women having or not having children. That’s a symptom of the severe mental illness of men wanting to be women. Or weirdos like you.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @anon, @J.Ross

    Alden’s fine, we just have to prevent her from ever holding scissors.

  218. Isn’t reimagining white entertainment with a black cast just a minstrel show? Middle and upper middle class life isn’t black lived experience so portraying Africans as such is a goof. Conversely, do we get a white version of the Jefferson’s, or is that just the Danny Thomas show?

  219. @Bill
    @Blade


    (modern football fans are not wowed by “football on a Monday!” as folks who grew up with three networks and football-on-a-Sunday-only)
     
    I think the cast of Monday Night Football was more important than the timeslot, although I agree that was important, too. Sportsball TV is so thoroughly corporatized and anodyne now that it's really hard to believe Dandy Don and Howard Cosell ever existed.

    It's a more general thing with TV. When I was a teenager, I used to drink at the dive bar where one of the local TV station's anchors got drunk between the 6 and 11pm broadcasts. Their drunkenness was not exactly difficult to detect if you were up at 11. Weathermen used to be kinda weirdos rather than the animatronic corporate puppets they are now.

    Live TV is painfully dull now for just the reasons you're discussing.

    Replies: @JMcG

    From what I can tell, every single weather reporter on the local news stations is homosexual.

  220. @AnotherDad
    @obwandiyag


    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe “better they had died.”
     
    There was very, very little starvation in the the US by 1964. The US--the original version--had the idyllic "cheap land, dear labor" package so was always a place people were better off. But, of course, there were the odd pockets here and there of malnutrition due to individual circumstance.

    The 60s welfare programs did basically eliminate dire--no food for my belly--poverty. (From any means but complete personal incompetence--mental illness, drug abuse, senility.)

    The problem is that when you eliminate the natural cull, you degrade your population.

    So any welfare program need to go hand in hand with a eugenic program. Basically if you require welfare--are taking resources from your fellow citizens to live--then you should not be reproducing.

    More generally, once a society goes through the demographic transition and smart/competent/productive people are limiting their fertility, a nation needs to have some sort of counter balancing eugenic program. You need to counter balance that by weeding out the genes of the criminal, the crazy, the incompetent, the addictive, the unproductive ... or you head into the hopper.

    Of course as soon as you are into the demographic transition mass immigration is just compounded insanity. Population replacement.

    All this is obvious--just math.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Stan d Mute

    All this is obvious–just math.

    And yet..

    We must also constantly bear in mind that we have a massive (and growing as you say) population either incapable of doing math or determined to forever destroy math (gym class was more fun).

    (btw: “agree” button quota exceeded – kinda sucks because it serves as a bookmark for recalling especially good comments via the “my comments” page)

  221. @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    In this case, the name (Whiskey) does not check out.

    He's also wrong about blacks not buying (or at least leasing) Mercedes and BMWs. Blacks household income is only 60% of white household income (some of this is from the fact that the average black household does not include an adult male) but blacks spend 100% (or more) of their income whereas whites hoard their $ like Scrooge. But then again, Whiskey is reliably wrong - he is the anti-prophet. He is the one who told us that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.

    There are a million old white guys (on unz.com alone) who are driving 15 or 20 year old cars like Steve even if they could well afford a brand new one (or at least the payments on a new one). The car in my driveway is fully paid for and it works OK - why should I spend five or six hundred $ a month on lease payments when I could be depositing this money in my 401(k) instead?

    But if a black has the job and credit rating to lease a Mercedes, she (black females have jobs more often than males) is going to lease a Mercedes, even if it is an A-Class that is not as good a car as a Honda Civic despite costing thousands more.

    The Mercedes logo is as big as a dinner plate on the grill of the Mercedes for a reason. Blacks LOVE name brand stuff with big logos so their friends can see what they have and be envious. They are not price sensitive shoppers. Whatever the rappers sing about, they want. When a black walks into a car dealership and passes the credit check, the salesmen go wild with joy because they know that they can mark up the car and other nonsense like crazy - as long as the black qualifies for the payment, she doesn't care about the price. Later on if she can't make the payment and they repo the car, well sheet happens.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Sick 'n Tired

    There’s a guy on YT who famously drives through the country’s worst ‘hoods with a dash-cam going. Viewers always notice how, amid the devastation, the junkies and crumbling buildings, the cars all look pretty expensive

  222. Diversity as Cover for the Creativity Crisis.

    I can’t stand watching mainstream TV in even small doses. I was having new tires putting on my car this morning and the shop had the standard media “morning show” blaring on the big screen TV. They had a five minute piece about the nasty comments fans posted about black soccer players in Britain. Five minutes! All the while I was wondering how many horrible murders in the US or even the UK over the last week couldn’t be covered because they had to devote air time to something far worse: nasty comments about black athletes.

  223. @silviosilver
    @Bill


    I’m old enough to remember when Whiskey used to claim that Hollywood was run by WASPS.
     
    I'm old enough to remember when he called himself "Evil Neocon" and used to peddle "Israel is an unsinkable aircraft carrier" fables. Can't blame him for trying, given he's dealing with the greatest race of natural born suckers to have ever walked the earth, white Americans.

    Replies: @Bill

    I remember. What was the other one, Testing99 or something like that.

  224. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Corvinus

    "I would argue that Hollywood creativity has been relatively high."

    I would argue future cultural historians will look back at this period of time and deem it a wasteland.

    "Netflix, APPLE TV, and Amazon Prime ... has produced a wide range of binge-able, innovative content."

    Binging on anything turns the brain into oatmeal. Innovative? Perhaps for sweater-wearers.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I would argue future cultural historians will look back at this period of time and deem it a wasteland.”

    There undoubtedly will be a few who make that charge.

    “Binging on anything turns the brain into oatmeal.

    Even golf?

    “Innovative? Perhaps for sweater-wearers.”

    Yes, innovative. Reasonable American TV watchers can attest to it.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
  225. @Charles Pewitt
    New York Times prints a great opinion article on the Fed and wealth inequality and I am still waiting for the Murdoch slobs at the WSJ to run a review of Charles Murray's "Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In America."

    Did I miss the WSJ review of Muttonhead Murray's book?

    The WSJ Watch for Charles Murray's book review has done an extensive and time consuming search for a book review of Murray's work but all my team came up with is a little itty bitty bit about Murray getting attacked by nasty White Snot Brats at Middlebury College in Vermont.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/banning-critical-race-theory-11622670206

    Where Is The Facing Reality Book Review In Murdoch's Wall Street Journal? Did I miss it?

    New York Times article on the Fed-induced wealth inequality:

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1414761519389216773?s=20

    https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1414931246392692740?s=20

    Replies: @Stan d Mute

    Did I miss the WSJ review of Muttonhead Murray’s book?

    It’s Milquetoast Murray!

    A muttonhead he is not.

  226. @Whiskey
    @Anon

    That's the dumbest comment I've ever seen.

    Yes corporations love blacks. But not because they care about making money. Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks, so its all blacks all the time. Mercedes and BMW run ads all the time featuring either black families or the typical black male / White female couple and mixed race kids. Think blacks buy BMWs or Mercedes?

    It is true blacks spend more on tobacco, liquor, and marijuana than Whites per person. This is offset by tobacco being illegal to advertise on TV, along with marijuana, and blacks buying cheap liquor not the expensive stuff. Shitavious is not shelling out $40 for a bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    Corporations are also stupid. They lose money and go out of business all the time: Sears, K-Mart, etc. Or they get bailouts: Chrysler, GM. Corporations make money by oligarchic corruption, collusion, regulatory capture, and sheer scale. Microsoft makes a crummy product through and through, but their government ties and sheer size guarantee money flows in even though its run by idiots. Same with Google, Apple, etc. None of them make good products any more than GM.

    Mostly, its virtue signaling with a heaping helping of stupid to make the exec's intern mistress happy. Who in turn is a stupid 21 year old who knows nothing but the woke idiocy she was fed in school. Consider Coke teaming up with Biden to try and abolish the Georgia voter reform laws. Or MLB doing the same, when they themselves require photo id for picking up tickets. Or American and Delta Airlines. Now the latter will have to contend with higher fuel taxes, and other state fees. So too MLB and various states AGs are now planning to sue Coke for promoting obesity. [This was utterly predictable as the Biden attempt would simply eradicate the GOP completely thus the pols usually spineless would and could retaliate] But hey the execs who signed off on it impressed their intern mistresses. [Bill Gates apparently routinely propositioned female employees at Microsoft]. The NFL is now all proudly gay. The NFL is gay. How is that going over with their core audience which is White men? Not well at all, but hey the Commissioner likely made someone happy in his circle. Thats all that matters.

    At any rate, most advertising spending is online now and has been for some years. Cable cutting increases every year, even John Malone believes cable TV is a dying medium. TV broadcast viewership whether Over the Air or cable/satellite is also in big declines. All black all the time has revealed preference of Whites fleeing as they do in real life from blacks. Online spending in total is higher than TV. And there the problem of click farms and such means that mass targeting is useless, finely targeted ads in various social media platforms matter (Facebook Pinterest, Instagram) and campaigns are carefully analyzed. Often agencies are cut out entirely, you may have noticed consolidation under continually declining revenue. It does not take an expensive agency ad campaign to do A/B testing of basic banner offers on social media.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @Triteleia Laxa, @Bill, @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    This endless moronic junk,”Fast N Furious” kind of belies your theory. Its a cash cow,a treasure trove. Of course,it seems more Hispanic friendly,but I’d think a lot of blacks want to see Ludacris in space.

  227. @obwandiyag
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hmm. I wonder.

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe "better they had died."

    Replies: @anon, @Bill, @AnotherDad, @TomSchmidt, @Sick of Orcs

    https://www.history.com/news/food-stamps-great-depression

    “On the morning of May 16, 1939, FSCC officials watched anxiously as they opened their doors inside Rochester’s old post office to launch the country’s latest relief measure. As newspaper reporters and photographers jockeyed for position to document history in the making, the first person in line approached a cashier window. Ralston Thayer, a 35-year-old machinist who had been out of work for nearly a year, handed a clerk $4 from his latest unemployment check and received $4 of orange stamps in return as well as $2 of blue stamps for free.”

    So, well before the Great Society.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @TomSchmidt

    You fucking typical Unz Liar. As you fuckers never fail to do, never, you skipped the important part, or, in journalistic parlance, buried the lede. (Thought no-one would actually read your little article, eh? Apparently you don't know how the Internet Tubes works).

    From the same article you quoted:

    "Building on the initial success, the food stamp program was rolled out to additional pilot cities and expanded to half the counties in the United States. Eligible Americans could buy between $1 and $1.50 in orange stamps weekly for each family member. The program fed 20 million Americans until it was discontinued in 1943 when the economic stimulus provided by World War II eased unemployment and crop surpluses.

    Food Stamps Revived Under JFK, Expanded Under Nixon

    President John F. Kennedy, who had been struck by the poverty he had witnessed in West Virginia during the 1960 Democratic primary campaign, revived food stamps as a pilot program as one of his first actions upon taking office in 1961."

    Replies: @bomag

  228. @Triteleia Laxa
    @Dumbo


    Even if women make more money today, they still want a man that makes more money than them (and is taller, has more status, etc). It will never be equal.
     
    You want a woman who makes less money than you? Who has less status than you? Would you write "please, no rich, generous women" on your dsting profile? If so, why?

    Unless they are a cougar supporting a young lover or something, they are not looking for a “poor loser”, even if he’s beautiful and athletic.
     
    Most of the couples I see, in actual life, are composed of two roughly equal looking people with roughly equal social status. It therefore seems that men and women have roughly the same priorities when looking for their partner.

    It is sad when men on the internet right peddle this "women trade youth/beauty for men's money/status nonsense." It is like they don't know any actual couples in real life and get their entire perspective from the coupling of old billionaires.

    Old and already divorced billionaires are not representative. They have extreme status/money, that almost no one can match, and many other weirdnesses. Don't the online right know couples in real life?

    Yes, there may be still be a slight asymmetry, but it is obviously very marginal.

    Replies: @Alden

    The internet men peddling women trade beauty and youth for money and status, women can’t conceive after 30 and obsessing about fertility don’t know any normal people including normal single people. It’s just the ancient codgers, their laptops and their hands.

    • Thanks: Triteleia Laxa
  229. anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    there’s no creativity crisis mein steve. what’s perceived as such by you and other jews is that MBAs have ruined hollywood just like everything else. this is also why the diversification. it’s distraction as ideology. focus on disparities between groups and not between people at large and thus do nothing, keep concentrating wealth and immiserating more and more of heritage america. SF was a lot more attractive in Vertigo than it today because cohesive american people, europeans. in 1940 SF was 92% white. today it’s only 48% white. but it’s unaffordable for a girl from salina kansas who depends on her wages at a department store.

  230. @R.G. Camara
    @Colin Wright

    There actually was a black woman in It's a Wonderful Life.

    She was the Bailey family maid when George was a child/teenager.

    She even has a line. She even comes back at the end when everyone's tossing the $$$ at George. She gives her donation and says (jokingly) that she was saving it for her wedding day.

    The only other "color" is the Italian ethnic dude who runs the restaurant and whom George helps to buy a house by developing the land and giving out reasonable home loans (that was Capra paying homage to his Italian family).

    But both of those folks wanted to join the all-white community and either assimilate completely (Italians) or else be the weirdo (black woman). Neither wanted to change it; they knew how wonderful Bedford Falls actually was and didn't want it to change.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @vhrm

    “She gives her donation and says (jokingly) that she was saving it for her wedding day.”

    Annie: “I been savin’ this money for a divorce, if ever I got a husband.”

  231. @Known Fact
    @R.G. Camara

    No mention of Quantum Leap is complete without a nod to Time Tunnel, the 1966 series where James Darren and Robert Colbert randomly bounce around trying in vain to reroute the Titanic, prevent Pearl Harbor and Little Big Horn etc etc. In an early feminist touch TV goddess Lee Meriwether plays one of the time techies back at base. The reboot would of course have to feature a handsome black guy, a fabulous gay white and an all-knowing tranny techie.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UkdOW51HKZ4/T_iL5dBA5xI/AAAAAAAAnws/GfKAchMYUo4/s1600/220px-James_Darren_Lee_Meriwether_Robert_Colbert_Time_Tunnel_1966.JPG

    Replies: @guest007, @Known Fact, @LondonBob, @Hrw-500

    Look up Timeless. Same idea as time tunnel except with super intelligent female, black guy, and dumb white guy.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5511582/

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @guest007

    Damn, They beat me to it again!

  232. @Charles Pewitt
    Diversity as Cover for the Creativity Crisis

    I say:

    Okay, you got a D and three Cs.

    Sounds like most of my report cards.

    Now I'll try to cook up a title with a D and three Cs.

    CrossFit Dame Clobbers Baby Boomer Creep Bruce Jenner

    https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1414569403094650880?s=20

    Replies: @guest007

    Considering that the Republicans are irrelevant in California, who cares. Jenner is just doing it to make money and gain fame.

  233. @R.G. Camara
    @Colin Wright

    There actually was a black woman in It's a Wonderful Life.

    She was the Bailey family maid when George was a child/teenager.

    She even has a line. She even comes back at the end when everyone's tossing the $$$ at George. She gives her donation and says (jokingly) that she was saving it for her wedding day.

    The only other "color" is the Italian ethnic dude who runs the restaurant and whom George helps to buy a house by developing the land and giving out reasonable home loans (that was Capra paying homage to his Italian family).

    But both of those folks wanted to join the all-white community and either assimilate completely (Italians) or else be the weirdo (black woman). Neither wanted to change it; they knew how wonderful Bedford Falls actually was and didn't want it to change.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @vhrm

    But both of those folks wanted to join the all-white community and either assimilate completely (Italians) or else be the weirdo (black woman). Neither wanted to change it; they knew how wonderful Bedford Falls actually was and didn’t want it to change.

    In reality the blacks and latinos (and most immigrants except maybe some of the Muslims who seem to be anti-assimilation at least in the first generation) DO want to join the united states as is.

    As far as blacks i think you may be falling for the canard that racial diversity has a meaningful impact on diversity of views or approaches. And the higher you go in an organization the more likely this is to be true.

    The DIE people don’t want to change anything except that they want more black people in the higher paid positions. This isn’t a war of ideas it’s more like a union pushing for better pay and bennies.

    Even “systemic racism” is only defined by its outcome, black people have less money and are in jail more, more than by any identified feature of the system.

    (i’m setting aside the “math is racist” and “logic is racist” claims because i think (hope?) they’re too fringe to have to take seriously)

  234. @Arclight
    While I do think the entertainment industry is largely out of ideas and signs of this were apparent well before the woke era, no one seems to comment on how the over representation of black characters never seems to show some wonderful alternate way of being (with the possible exception of Black Panther), it just shows blacks living essentially white lives most of the time. Is this a result of the mostly white showrunners trying to show "see, they are just like us" or some kind of wish fulfillment on the part of blacks in the entertainment industry?

    I do have to give credit to "Precious" and "Moonlight" as black films that in which protagonists and antagonists are black and feature some pretty ugly characters/behavior. Also thought Bridgerton was actually a pretty decent British period drama/soap opera in which the blackness of various characters was an extremely minor part of the plot.

    Replies: @peterike

    Also thought Bridgerton was actually a pretty decent British period drama/soap opera in which the blackness of various characters was an extremely minor part of the plot.

    Minor part of the plot, but the essential element of the propaganda.

  235. @Known Fact
    @Mr. Anon

    They needed a summit? It's not that difficult...

    PEGGY: Good morning, Mr Mannix's office.
    LT MALCOLM: Is Joe there, Peggy? That ballistics report just came in.
    PEGGY: I'll have him call you, Art. He's getting his second Moderna dose right now!
    LT MALCOLM: I hear it's safe and effective

    HAUGHTY ALIEN: This ship answers to my will now, Captain
    KIRK: We have a life-saving shipment of safe and effective Pfizer vaccine needed on Rigel 6, and we are going to Rigel 6

    Replies: @Known Fact

    MARY: So how was the big date last night?
    RHODA: Oh my God, Mare, he’s so smart, funny, handsome, rich — but he’s vaccine-hesitant!
    MARY (making her signature pouty face): Oh Rhoda, I’m so sorry. Did you tell him it’s safe and effective?
    (Cloris Leachman barges into the scene)
    PHYLLIS: Lars and I just got our second Pfizer dose together this morning .. and had the best afternoon, well, you know, ever!

  236. @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.
     
    Big hits in the 1960s included "Anything Goes" (1934) by Harper's Bizarre, "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (1931) by the Mama's and the Papas, "I'm Henery VII, I Am" (1910) by Herman's Hermits, and "A Lover's Concerto" (1725) by the Toys and Mrs Miller. The Beatles recorded "Besame Mucho" (1940).

    "Winchester Cathedral", "Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter", "Hello, Hello", and "Magnolia Simms" were written in the 1960s, but clearly in the style of earlier decades. (The last, written and sung by the Monkees' Mike Nesmith, even includes needle scratches and skips. Now that's authenticity!)

    Donny Osmond began his solo career with several rehashes of 1950s and '60s hits, some older than he was.

    My mother and her friends used to sing "The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart'" at get-togethers. It was a huge hit for the Four Aces in 1953. But it was written in 1926, and the song it refers to in 1899.

    Retro isn't new; it isn't even retro.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Kylie

    “Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro.”

    I saw what you did, Reg!

    • LOL: Kylie
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Nicholas Stix


    I saw what you did, Reg!

     

    Good, 'cause I don't.

    Replies: @Kylie

  237. @Bill
    @prime noticer

    There's still _Ringworld_. It's odd how it keeps not getting made. Modern CGI is up to the task of doing it right. Furthermore, the universe it's set in seems ripe for sequels---Ringworld itself had sequels.

    Replies: @Malenfant, @photondancer, @Brutusale

    And Iain M. Banks. “Consider Phlebas” could be the sci-fi spectacle of the century, either as a miniseries or as a movie in two or three parts.

  238. @Known Fact
    @R.G. Camara

    No mention of Quantum Leap is complete without a nod to Time Tunnel, the 1966 series where James Darren and Robert Colbert randomly bounce around trying in vain to reroute the Titanic, prevent Pearl Harbor and Little Big Horn etc etc. In an early feminist touch TV goddess Lee Meriwether plays one of the time techies back at base. The reboot would of course have to feature a handsome black guy, a fabulous gay white and an all-knowing tranny techie.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UkdOW51HKZ4/T_iL5dBA5xI/AAAAAAAAnws/GfKAchMYUo4/s1600/220px-James_Darren_Lee_Meriwether_Robert_Colbert_Time_Tunnel_1966.JPG

    Replies: @guest007, @Known Fact, @LondonBob, @Hrw-500

    And I just came up with the debut episode — they go back in time trying to save Emmett Till!

  239. This thread is amazing, tldr people are waking up.
    https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/329851537
    sample:
    From /biz/:
    >just wageslave like 40+hours a week but this time, lol, get this, you wont even be able to buy a house, have a healthy family or anything of that sort, you will work until youre 75 and drop dead.
    The social contract has completely rotted away. Societies function when almost all men feel they are getting something in return for their work. It used to be a stable society that one actually wants to contribute to and sustain, a decent place to live, safe communities, and a wife and kids. Now, very few people across the globe can ever hope to achieve this today.
    What’s amazing is that many men aren’t even fully conscious of this, but still checking out anyway. I don’t blame them.

  240. @Paperback Writer
    @Joe Paluka

    I am usually opposed to spending money on DVDs (why buy something when you can stream it?), but in this case buying the DVDs of your favorite pre-1985 movies maybe called for. Because I think a lot of them are going to get disappeared.

    Replies: @Feryl

    Streaming quality varies….A lot. A physical disc , Assuming you haven’t been using it as a coaster, is going to give the same consistent output in quality (especially Blu rays and 4Ks which are more durable than DVDs). Furthermore, there are often multiple versions of the same movie on the market. E.G., differing run times due to editing changes, differing color grading and picture resolution, and differing audio tracks. At least with the disc it’s easy to know which version of the movie you are getting, and you know it’s yours for however long you want to keep it.

    Why 1985? Re-edits of movies from all eras has been a thing since the 80’s* (when Ridley Scott, George Lucas, and Spielberg used their clout to release newly tinkered with versions of older movies, hell Lucas has essentially been doing this since the first Star Wars was re-released in the late 70’s, when he would change title cards and lines of dialogue often for no good reason.

    *I would say that restored violence in remasters of once censored horror movies has been a very good thing. The violence used to be so bluntly edited in 80’s and 90’s movies that it ruined the composition and editing flow of violent scenes (the MPAA would often back editors up against a wall by demanding more and more trims, increasingly bastardizing the aesthetics of a scene). The MPAA really had a stick up it’s butt for a while, putting horror movies on lock down even though Gen X-ers wanted ultra-violent movies. When the Stallone movie Cobra was rated in 1986, the MPAA removed the entire scene of a home invasion due to the Nightstalker rampage of that era.

  241. No, my point is that censorship is coming.

  242. @Pericles
    @Anon7

    A choice of current headlines.

    ’It's impossible to get a loaf of bread. People are panic buying’

    In a national address on Monday night about the violence which started off as protests against former president Jacob Zuma’s jailing last week for contempt of court, Ramaphosa said the country could face food and medicine shortages as a result of disruptions to supply chains and industries across the two provinces.

    (Would Americans go out and be unruly if Trump was jailed? Or is Jacob Zuma just a more loveable person?)

    LIVE UPDATES: #SayNoToLooting – violence, looting continues despite SANDF deployment


    SANDF is it some sort of government twitter task force? No, it's the army.

    South Africans are hoping for an end to the violence, looting and intimidation that has rocked the country after President Cyril Ramaphosa said last night he would mobilise all available resources and capabilities to restore order in the country. However, widespread looting is still continuing in Gauteng and KZN.

    (Well, on the surface it's not that different from USA last summer. It was just that the looters were supported by the state apparatus in your case.)

    Replies: @Anon7

    Looters are still supported by the state. In California, particularly San Francisco, any shoplifter taking less than $950 is only issued a misdemeanor ticket, so the police don’t even bother to respond.

    I’m told by one resident that some stores will follow shoplifters around and surreptitiously total their thefts. They are warned if the total exceeds $950, the police will be called.

  243. @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.
     
    Big hits in the 1960s included "Anything Goes" (1934) by Harper's Bizarre, "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (1931) by the Mama's and the Papas, "I'm Henery VII, I Am" (1910) by Herman's Hermits, and "A Lover's Concerto" (1725) by the Toys and Mrs Miller. The Beatles recorded "Besame Mucho" (1940).

    "Winchester Cathedral", "Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter", "Hello, Hello", and "Magnolia Simms" were written in the 1960s, but clearly in the style of earlier decades. (The last, written and sung by the Monkees' Mike Nesmith, even includes needle scratches and skips. Now that's authenticity!)

    Donny Osmond began his solo career with several rehashes of 1950s and '60s hits, some older than he was.

    My mother and her friends used to sing "The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart'" at get-togethers. It was a huge hit for the Four Aces in 1953. But it was written in 1926, and the song it refers to in 1899.

    Retro isn't new; it isn't even retro.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Kylie

    “Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro.”

    It isn’t classical, either.

    “When I was young/Never needed anyone…”

  244. Who says there’s no creativity in the diversity movement? and in the corporate entities which serve it.

    Kotex, for example, came up with this inclusive phrase for their customer base:

    “People who bleed.”

  245. OT:

    My whole afternoon was royally screwed up by protesters blocking major roadways in the Miami area. I missed a critical appointment:

    Stand in solidarity with the Cuban protesters all you want, but don’t stand in the middle of the f**king expressway.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Stan Adams


    My whole afternoon was royally screwed up by protesters blocking major roadways in the Miami area. I missed a critical appointment:
     
    If your appointments are so critical, maybe you should make them somewhere other than Miami. Any city whose primary intellectual talents are Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen...

    Oh, and, at one time, Versace.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @AnotherDad
    @Stan Adams


    Stand in solidarity with the Cuban protesters all you want, but don’t stand in the middle of the f**king expressway.
     
    Agree. You have freedom of speech, not freedom to detain me on the highway.

    Fortunately, i was not around any of this BLM freeway blocking crap last year, cause i'd probably be in the hospital--or in jail!!!--for defending myself from people detaining me.

    What the hell has happened to my country.
  246. @Sick of Orcs
    A Black Wonder Years could be good...show the stable Black families of pre-1965, then the chaos wrought by democrap psychopath LBJ's welfare state.

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Polistra, @AnotherDad

    A black Wonder Years … yawn.

    C’mon, a black Gone with the Wind.

    Go big, or go home.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  247. @Anonymous
    @RichardTaylor

    A fucktarded Boomer comment if there ever was one. The world wants East Asian faces, particularly the Latin world where K-POP has completely taken over -- white women, such as the dyke in your photo, are naturally transsexual and repulsive looking (to normal people).

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    A fucktarded Millenial comment if there ever was one.

    Mull over the title of this and realise it was inspired by an East Asian female face.

  248. @Bill
    @Whiskey


    Ad agencies are mostly staffed with blacks
     
    I'm old enough to remember when Whiskey used to claim that Hollywood was run by WASPS.

    I wonder what the net effect of Whiskey's posting career has been. Has he changed a single mind in the direction he ostensibly wants to change them?

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Stan Adams

    Every now and then I do a compilation of his posts called “Whiskey’s Greatest Hits” featuring his fearless prognostications:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/its-almost-as-if-the-democrats-coalition-of-the-fringes-tends-to-turn-into-a-circular-firing-squad/#comment-4139570

    I’ll say one thing for the man: he is not deterred by failure.

    [MORE]

    April 10, 2020

    Steve — for a really smart guy you really are dumb.

    There will be NO restarting the economy. NONE.

    First, the Democrats are up to their old tricks. Senate Dems killed Cocaine Mitch trying to spend more for small business, Democrats HATE HATE HATE people working. Since none of them ever worked a day in their lives. Media people, University bureaucrats and professors, state workers, the FBI, the Joint Chiefs, cops etc. in other words important people don’t care if the economy just craters. More poor people to lord it over. Its like arresting people sitting in their cars at the beach watching the sunset while not doing a thing while the homeless poop all over the beach. Its the whole point.

    Second, all those small businesses GLOBALLY are done. There is no more savings to restart them. Any aid money is going to be swept up by big business, the political ruling class, the media, and protected classes. Already AOC is demanding White people pay up BIG TIME to Latinos and Blacks for WuFlu Bat Virus. There is just NO MONEY for small business and active will to crush them by their eternal enemies — the political class.

    Third, no big company is going to rehire even a fraction of those laid off. Macy’s laid off something like 130,000 workers. They might rehire about 3,000 and hire mostly illegals at a fraction of the wages of those they laid off. Most businesses were already under severe pressure from Amazon, Ebay, and the like and retail and other groups like Macy’s are just about survival. Put Disney, Apple, Ford, GM, etc. into that mix. With 30% unemployment being the “good news” none of those companies are going to be hiring any DECADE soon. People will not be buying new cars, or iphones, or going to Disney World for the next twenty years.

    Fourth, no Governor is going to give up the power to make ordinary people poor and miserable any time soon. NY State, VA, CA, NV, OR, WA, IL etc. will be locked down for the next year minimum just to screw over Trump. Yes they are that myopic. And no, corporations can’t do anything. Gavin Newsome and Cuomo are on TV EVERY DAY. Think they’ll give up the camera? Heck they can just cancel elections and rule for the next ten years. Crisis. Opportunity. Its not like Disney and Apple can fund challengers for either one of those turds. And they know it. Besides these turds live to make ordinary people miserable and poor. Its what their AWFL backers all want too.

    Fifth, Democrats sense an opportunity to finally, at last, solve their White people problem. Expect re-education camps while Governors seize houses, cars, property, and bank accounts to give to various vibrant groups that culturally enrich Whitey. Whitey does not have the money, or means to fight back now.

    Sixth, how couples meet is determined by well, women. Bars and other social gatherings are over. Most bars are not re-opening, as “Bar Rescue” host John Taffer notes, seating changes will halve or cut into a third of prior seating capacity which means doubling or tripling prices just to keep revenue the same as operating costs rise dramatically. Forget a $15 bottle of beer. Try $45. Nope, all stuff will just be online, Tinder, etc. where only the best looking, most Alpha, most A-hole wealthy dudes will monopolize all the non obese women. We are looking at the long awaited Dem/Media/Women dream: END OF THE NUCLEAR FAMILY.

    Instead a “family” will consist even and especially among Whites of a single mother with either one kid or multiple kids with different fathers and men acting like African fathers. By not being there.

    Seventh, we will have internal exiles, formerly middle and working class Americans herded off into work camps and re-education centers living like the homeless but micro-managed in every aspect of their lives, and as a regular feature revolts and acts of brutal repression of said revolts and counter-reprisals in counter-reaction. While most White men not herded into camps will have likely not even a Pr0n Hub subscription as that will be closed down by AWFLs.

    Eighth, we will have oil prices crash, then rise dramatically as the Saudis chase away Russian production and simply have ended US Shale production. The ability of most non Elite Americans to heat or cool their homes or even have light at night will be minimal if anything. Most transport will be bicycle, or bus and train. Food will consist of bugs and beans that the Elite have been pushing on ordinary people for decades.

    In short, by buying into the panic and hysteria of the media, medical establishment shills, and Democratic operatives you and others have helped guarantee the worst recession in modern history, a level of global poverty and misery and warfare and violence that will make the 1930s and 1940s look like an Edwardian Garden Party.

    A response from another commenter:

    You really fluctuate between telling people unpleasant truths and full on kookery. None of the things you think will happen, will happen. Just hope that in a year when everything is going pretty much ok nobody thinks of digging this up and replying with it to everything you say.

    I wouldn’t say that things are going wonderfully at the moment, but Whiskey’s gloom-and-doom black-pilling is ridiculous.

    • Thanks: Bill
    • LOL: Kylie
  249. @Johnplywood
    @John Johnson

    It doesn't matter how much money white people have if they won't spend it. Whites save, blacks take out loans. That's why white people frequently complain of seeing minorities in nice cars and clothes. White people have never kept businesses alive; on the contrary, businesses seem to collapse around white people like they're made of kryptonite. Look at all those rural midwestern towns that look like they got hit with a 40mt nuclear weapon.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    It doesn’t matter how much money white people have if they won’t spend it. Whites save, blacks take out loans. That’s why white people frequently complain of seeing minorities in nice cars and clothes. White people have never kept businesses alive; on the contrary, businesses seem to collapse around white people like they’re made of kryptonite. Look at all those rural midwestern towns that look like they got hit with a 40mt nuclear weapon.

    You have clearly never been to a Black area.

    Do your own google maps search of movie theaters in Detroit.

    The major theater companies don’t have screens near the downtown.

    Do the same search on De Moines. You will see a group of AMC theaters despite it being far less populated.

    Yes there are rural towns that have collapsed for economic reasons or because White people have moved elsewhere.

    White people have never kept businesses alive

    White people invented the modern business. You are nuts.

  250. @Paul Jolliffe
    @RichardTaylor

    I agree.
    For example:

    The Moses birth story details were all “borrowed” from the even older myths about the birth of the ancient Sumerian emperor, Sargon of Akkad.

    In other ancient legends about Sargon’s early life, there also noted similarities to Joseph of the Old Testament.

    So, did anonymous ancient Hebrew scribes crib mythic details about their heroes, Moses and Joseph, from other, even older stories of an even more ancient Sumerian emperor?

    Of course.

    Replies: @Carol

    They also picked up a lot of their worship practices from the Egyptians while they were there.

  251. @Peter Akuleyev
    @R.G. Camara

    Murder, She Wrote has inspired a mini-movement of young people watching it for the first time and loving it.

    Your post was plausible up until this point.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    Wrong.

    If you do a web search for “murder she wrote blog” you’ll come up with a fansites for links, such as these.

    https://murdersheblogged1.wordpress.com/

    https://murdershewroteshewrote.tumblr.com/

    https://jesmaine.tripod.com/index.definitiveMSW.html

  252. @Johnplywood
    @RichardTaylor

    Dear dumbass,

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them. Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.


    Latin America doesn't have a blond fetish, and most importantly, neither do Hispanic AMERICANS.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @anon, @Mulegino1, @njguy73

    Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.

    Only that portion of the property denominated in junk bonds.

    They never had or developed any appreciable culture or civilization in sub-Saharan Africa, and all they are capable of now is shoddy, derivative and purely imitative.

  253. @Nicholas Stix
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro."

    I saw what you did, Reg!

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I saw what you did, Reg!

    Good, ’cause I don’t.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Reg Cæsar

    I think Nicholas Stix was referring to your comment "Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro” as being a clever take on Faulkner's comment about the past: " The past is never dead. It's not even past."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  254. @Pat Hannagan
    What creativity crisis?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqrhP89YvXU

    Diversity is the angry riposte to the continuing majesty of White creativity.

    When the full gamut of yiddish tv has run its course through judeo-american tv programming Australia will remain, like a nuclear-proof cockroach impervious to the kike crimes and their fallout.

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

    Steve, wher do you stand on Powderfinger?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdPs5YXQTSw

    Replies: @Pat Hannagan, @Anon

    The first song in this Oh Sees set live in Paris is so perfect I’ve never been able to get beyond the first song.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @Anon

    Pimply little white children making ugly noises rather defeats your purpose of championing "white creativity." Which may well exist.(Mozart springeth to mind.) But not in your example. In other words, if you think that's "white creativity", no wonder people think white creativity is a bunch of bullshit.

    , @Pat Hannagan
    @Anon

    They're alot like AC/DC live. I remember watching If You Want Blood You've Got It live several decades ago with a great Uni mate of mine on late night Oz music TV called Rage, and once the set was over we sat there in equally stunned into silence, moved beyond all comprehension and sounds, let alone words.

    Nothing after that moment could compare to what we'd just seen and it was if everything we heard was the visual equivalent of watching black and white TV after colour.

    Thanks so much for your video. Brilliant!

    John Dwyer cannot be beat.

  255. @AnotherDad
    @Mike Tre


    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?
     
    One would think not.

    I realize i'm on one side of the curve but i now have basically zero desire to watch blacks. I'll tolerate a bit if it's in the context of a credible story that features other people, but i'll immediately shut down anything that is really "black" or racial preaching or miscegenation or this weird thing (which the BBC now loves) of airdropping blacks into European period pieces (no, just no). Life's too short to spend much of it looking at black dysfunction.


    The funny thing is there is actually increased diversity in the US, but Hollyweird's Jews insist on addressing calls for rising diversity with ... blacks. They are probably the most over-represented ethnic group on TV, with the exception of Jews themselves.

    Meanwhile the actually now quite substantial Hispanic population--now a quarter larger than blacks (half again larger in younger cohorts)--gets very little Hollyweird attention.

    And ... Hollyweird is heavily dependent on overseas sales, yet ... keep pushing blacks, who really are unloved in most of the world. (My impression is foreigners are willing to watch 'em do their black shtick--some strutting, some violence--but really don't want to be pickled in them. Entertainment media is somewhat aspirational. We generally want to look at better looking people and/or be involved in stories of people who seem more interesting/successful or at least that we see ourselves in.)


    As i've pointed out, the American Jews--lacking any meaningful oppression in the US--basically hi-jacked blacks' experience here (slavery, Jim Crow) as their core narrative for attacking American whites, our "white bread" culture, our history and pushing minoritarianism. Mission accomplished! (Sadly, it worked.) But Jews themselves seem mentally imprisoned by it. Academia, journalism, government, Hollyweird, Jews just can't stop blathering about blacks (unless they can squawk about "rising anti-Semitism") .... while out in the real world they've successfully immigrated all this other actual diversity into the US.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @donut, @Mike Tre, @Hangnail Hans, @PaceLaw

    Great points made. It is amazing to look at TV and damn near see pretty much all commercials feature at least one black or biracial person (it must be a terrific time to be a black actor!). If you were from Mars and just came to this country, you would likely think that America is 80-90% black based upon their representation in TV commercials. The fact that blacks only make up 13% of the population in this country just shows how certain political constituencies have power to over-promote them. It’s similar in TV shows with so many plots devoted towards black themes. I guess Asians and Latinos don’t watch TV.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @PaceLaw


    If you were from Mars and just came to this country, you would likely think that America is 80-90% black based upon their representation in TV commercials.
     
    In the same vein, think about how LGBTQ is overrepresented in our media. You would never know they were such a tiny fraction of the population in real life.
  256. @Mike Tre
    "As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here."

    Does the steadily increasing Asian contingent of the US population have any desire to view negroes on television?

    Replies: @Kronos, @AnotherDad, @Stan d Mute, @njguy73

    Thanks to streaming services, East Asians and South Asians can see their home-produced TV shows and movies whenever they want. They can live their lives in the US without being aware of Spike Lee, Kanye West, or Key & Peele.

  257. @Reg Cæsar
    @Nicholas Stix


    I saw what you did, Reg!

     

    Good, 'cause I don't.

    Replies: @Kylie

    I think Nicholas Stix was referring to your comment “Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro” as being a clever take on Faulkner’s comment about the past: ” The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Kylie


    I think Nicholas Stix was referring to your comment “Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro” as being a clever take on Faulkner’s comment about the past: ” The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
     
    I'm familiar with that quote, but wasn't thinking of it at the time. We ad-libbers can turn into automatons.

    It can explain why the great poets will suddenly compose a classic verse or lyric in the time it takes to write it down. It's not "genius", it's experience showing. Irving Caesar (no relation) spit out a dummy lyric to keep Vincent Youmans's dream-inspired melody fresh in his mind until he could get to work on it.

    He didn't have to. The dummy lyric turned out to be one of his greatest, "Tea For Two". But he couldn't have done it had he not been working in the field for years.

    Replies: @Kylie

  258. @Bill
    @Jack D

    Western Civilization, like all civilizations, prized female virginity.

    "Serious sexual hang-ups . . . sex is bad" is just the blinding hatred typical of your ilk.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Any civilization that prizes permanent virginity will extinct itself (see Shakers). You square the circle of the filthiness of sex vs the beauty of motherhood and the necessity of reproduction thru the institution of marriage, whereby the unholy is made holy. In marriage, you have not only the possibility of reproduction but a support structure for the child – in exchange for his support, the father is supposed to gain reassurance that he is not raising someone else’s offspring. Any civilizational attempt to deviate from this time honored structure usually ends in failure.

    • Replies: @Johnplywood
    @Jack D

    Motherhood is filthier than sex. Just ask a mom.

    , @Bill
    @Jack D

    You're just babbling. Prior to 1965, there was no chance of Catholicism "extincting itself" via low fertility. That is, at exactly the moment Catholics gave up their "hang-ups," including their valorization of female virginity, their fertility plunged. Even now, low fertility isn't the key problem, though, as I said, that has gotten much worse as Catholics embrace the hideous sterility offered by our Judeo-Masonic masters.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jack D

    You and Bill are just doing "hurrah for my side".

    No religion or civilization with a track record--neither Judaism nor Catholicism--prizes permanent female virginity. Heck, marriage--which means abundant PIV fun (one of the joys of human life)--is a Catholic sacrament.

    And every actual civilization prizes/expects pre-marital female virginity--and female faithfulness. For the (obvious) reasons you cite: if a man doesn't know the children are his, he's got no reason to work his butt off to support them or defend them ... and civilization crumbles.

    We're seeing the results of negating that now. Many women survive and raise illegitimate children, via the super-state sucking loot from productive men--loot that these women have failed to secure from men by offering fair exchange. (Another reason female suffrage has proven a bad idea.) But generally as the West has adopted African style sexual mores ... we're getting African style civilization. I.e. non-civilization.

    Catholicism is a bit weird (non-standard) in offering these celibate religious vocations. Especially giving women a completely independent structure/bureaucracy. (That's does strike one as a particularly Euro thing--where women had higher status than Semitic or Asiatic cultures.) The celibate priesthood had its costs (ex. genetic loss). But obviously it's economic reasons in keeping Church property ... Church property.

    Stuff like the Martins and their daughters is really weird and pathological--people making a fetish out of something that's just a tiny piece of a bigger picture. (Catholics who hold that up as beautiful are simply confused.)

    But overall, the Church's "sexuality package" was pretty darn successful. Europe arose from feudalism with a parasitic nobility/aristocracy but free of any priestly or any other caste. It's "one people under God" formula and cousin marriage ban, detribalized Europe, with the only glaring failure being allowing the Jews (and later Gypsies) to exist there. This detribalizing--one peoplizing; i.e. lack of "diversity"--allowed the trust-at-scale that powered the rise of the modern nation state and with it capitalism.

    There's plenty to critique in the role of the Church, but compare Europe to someplace like India, still not really free of feudalism, riven by caste and tribe, with something like 40,000 traditionally separate breeding groups. Absolutely cursed with diversity. But even China--mostly one peopleish--pales in the trust-at-scale department compared to European nations. (Well at least "pre-diversity" European nations.)

    Replies: @Jack D

  259. @Johnplywood
    @RichardTaylor

    Dear dumbass,

    The Mexicans and Asians all worship black culture and emulate them. Blacks own the cultural-intellectual property of the developed world.


    Latin America doesn't have a blond fetish, and most importantly, neither do Hispanic AMERICANS.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @anon, @Mulegino1, @njguy73

    Latin America doesn’t have a blonde fetish?

    Are you kidding me?

    Have you never seen a minute of Telemundo or Univision?

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @njguy73

    Back in high school our Spanish teacher (who was from Spain, not the U.S. or Latin America) recommended we watch the news in Spanish on Telemundo or Univision, because he figured that it was a free half hour or hour we'd get streaming news in Spanish.

    Of course, he never watched it himself, or else he would've realized the news was filled with big-busted, hour-glass figured bleach blonds, all of 25, wearing low cut dresses.

    Anyway, my Spanish improved a lot that year.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    , @Johnplywood
    @njguy73

    Yes, I have seen Telemundo and almost no one on it is blond. Telemundo also doesn't reflect Latin American preferences.


    In the United States, black haired East Asian and Latin American women are considered more attractive than blond white women, by White, hispanic, Black and East Asian males.

  260. @Jack D
    @Bill

    Any civilization that prizes permanent virginity will extinct itself (see Shakers). You square the circle of the filthiness of sex vs the beauty of motherhood and the necessity of reproduction thru the institution of marriage, whereby the unholy is made holy. In marriage, you have not only the possibility of reproduction but a support structure for the child - in exchange for his support, the father is supposed to gain reassurance that he is not raising someone else's offspring. Any civilizational attempt to deviate from this time honored structure usually ends in failure.

    Replies: @Johnplywood, @Bill, @AnotherDad

    Motherhood is filthier than sex. Just ask a mom.

  261. @Alden
    Carmen Jones was a great movie. It’s a great story and can be adapted to any culture era and ethnicity.

    But NAACP had a fit about it. Because it showed a black woman as a bad girl and a black police officer seduced by her into a life of crime. Plus it took place in a black, not integrated neighborhood and the characters were black. Plus, no sanctimonious preaching about integration and the awesome saintly ness of black men.

    They went after the popular Amos and Andy show because it took place in a black neighborhood and there were no White characters. No messages about integration and no poor pathetic black victims. Just blacks happily and prosperously living their lives without any White saviors.

    NAACP pressure worked. Soon the entertainment biz was cranking out the Saint Sidney Poitier soap operas.

    Replies: @photondancer

    Reminds me of the furore over the movie The Help. Lots of SJWs and high achieving blacks getting upset because someone dared portray working class blacks in a positive manner. I distinctly remember a statement by some black female scientists condemning the film because they wanted films about blacks to only portray high achievers. They didn’t say it but I strongly suspect they meant themselves by that statement. Lo and behold, we get Hidden Figures a few years later.

    It vexed me because there are actually lots of contemporary films, tv shows, books etc. that portray blacks in high positions whereas I’d not seen one about black servants in the 20th century. That’s why the book was written in the first place, to fill the gap.

  262. @ScarletNumber
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The creepiest part of the Diff'rent Strokes special episode was that the pedo was played by the Big Guy, Mr. Carlson from WKRP in Cincinnati, so he was a well-known actor.

    There was also an episode were Arnold and Kimberly decide to hitchhike and the guy ends up trying to come on to her while Arnold is locked up in the other room. Of course, why they wouldn't just call for a limo is unknown...

    Replies: @Charlotte

    Educating kids about stranger danger was a big thing back then. I imagine the producers promoted the episode as a sort of PSA-“Watch this special episode with your kids so they’ll learn about the dangers posed by pedos!”

    Having been a child during that era, I have mixed feelings about the push to educate kids. I’m not sure how much good the warnings did (the only time a pedo ever came on to me, I totally failed to understand his intent until years later when I heard he’d molested a friend), but I am sure they helped eat away at social trust.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Charlotte


    I imagine the producers promoted the episode as a sort of PSA-“Watch this special episode with your kids so they’ll learn about the dangers posed by pedos!”
     
    You don't have to imagine; I specifically remember that Conrad Bain, who was the star of the show, came on screen out-of-character and specifically gave a PSA.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vKlni77h4k
  263. @JohnnyWalker123
    Fine. As long as we're remaking all the old shows, let's remake "Different Strokes."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1MhqugRYg

    They actually made a truly disturbing episode of "Different Strokes." The episode featured a gay pedophile character who tries to groom Gary Coleman. The episode is actually pretty funny, but you're thinking "WTF???" throughout large parts of the episode.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdBjll62XHs

    There was one episode with a character in 'black face.'

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

    Gary Coleman was still a virgin at the age of 40.

    https://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/gary-coleman-is-a-40-year-old-virgin-57175681/

    Coleman, who turned 40 last week, tells news show The Insider he’s still a virgin: “It’s my business, it’s my issue and I really don’t think it’s a problem.”

     

    Coleman finally ended up getting married, but he then soon got divorced. Here he is in divorce court.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgrG4SB3Kw

    We miss you, Gary Coleman.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/gary_coleman-300x450.jpg

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @ScarletNumber, @Desiderius, @Michelle

    Pwor whittle guy!

  264. @Bill
    @prime noticer

    There's still _Ringworld_. It's odd how it keeps not getting made. Modern CGI is up to the task of doing it right. Furthermore, the universe it's set in seems ripe for sequels---Ringworld itself had sequels.

    Replies: @Malenfant, @photondancer, @Brutusale

    I’ve wondered about this too. There’s a lot of wonderful science fiction out there and a lot of people who know how to make animation. It’s not hard to find others who know how to write scripts. So why aren’t these films being made, even if it’s a labour of love in someone’s own home? I’d like to think they are and we just never hear about it but you’d think we’d hear about it if one was particularly good.

  265. @Joe Paluka
    As a white person, I don't watch any black movies because I can't identify with them or the characters. When movies started having black male "hero" characters in them in the 80's, I stopped going to see movies save for the rare movie that features all white leading roles. The only movies I watch are ones made before 1985.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Paperback Writer, @theMann, @R.G. Camara

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    What a coincidence!

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @R.G. Camara

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    When was the straight period exactly?

    I would bet that the advent of television had more to do with it.

    The whole concept of broadway is pretty gay. Who wants to watch men prance and sing for two hours?

    Anyways Rodgers and Hammerstein did a lot of the 40s/50s classics and they were Jews.

    A lot of those plays were probably directed at women with the expectation that they will drag in their husbands.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @HA

    , @Jack D
    @R.G. Camara


    back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway
     
    You mean the 1870s? Because that's how long the Jews (and probably the gays too) have been running theater in NY. What we call "Broadway" or the Theater District spawned from the efforts of Oscar Hammerstein I, who was Jewish. (Although his grandson, Oscar II, in a typical pattern, was not.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  266. @njguy73
    @Johnplywood

    Latin America doesn't have a blonde fetish?

    Are you kidding me?

    Have you never seen a minute of Telemundo or Univision?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Johnplywood

    Back in high school our Spanish teacher (who was from Spain, not the U.S. or Latin America) recommended we watch the news in Spanish on Telemundo or Univision, because he figured that it was a free half hour or hour we’d get streaming news in Spanish.

    Of course, he never watched it himself, or else he would’ve realized the news was filled with big-busted, hour-glass figured bleach blonds, all of 25, wearing low cut dresses.

    Anyway, my Spanish improved a lot that year.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @R.G. Camara


    Of course, he never watched it himself, or else he would’ve realized the news was filled with big-busted, hour-glass figured bleach blonds, all of 25, wearing low cut dresses.
     
    Maybe he did realize it.
  267. @SafeNow
    https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67706c0000bebb0f13f355b1f0f4eb29d45dc0

    I wonder how much royalty the Wonder Years trailer had to pay to get by with a little help from The Beatles. I often hear jingles in tv commercials that are lifted from 60s songs. Kids will think, Wow great tune, and pay greater attention. Okay, they pay the royalty price, fair enough, free market, but still, it ticks me off that the young people who would regard me as an old-fart dinosaur are listening to MY music and thinking Wow. And unbeknownst to them, it’s the old fart’s music.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Reg Cæsar, @Dani

    Lol, I am right there with you, Old fart. I see more and more youngsters frequenting comment sections of cool 80s songs on YouTube and I have been schooling the hell out of those little punks.

  268. This felt like a punch to the gut. “Wonder Years” was the last series my brother and I watched as teens, like the last gasp of our official childhood before moving on to other things like hanging out with friends and having part-time jobs after school. To see THIS remade is highly offensive to me. I know what some of you are thinking – that this might be helpful for blacks to see how it was with black America before the mid to late 60s – don’t even try it – if anything, these young blacks today will not find this entertaining and will find it “too white” and even think this is yet another attempt of WT trying to make blacks be “white”, an impossibility, of course.
    FFS, can we have ANYTHING that is just ours? No, no we cannot.

  269. @Catdog
    @photondancer

    Why would you read that?

    Replies: @photondancer

    I like some of Austen’s books so when I read that a publisher had commissioned modern versions of them I borrowed the lot without reading up on them. After all, nobody would dare to submit a parody for a serious project would they? The first 2 I read were quite normal, so I was unprepared for the Pride and Prejudice one.

    I bet the poor publisher was all in a dither when the writer submitted this hot mess, frantically asking if they could extend the deadline to get someone else to do a better job.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @photondancer

    All but one of the Austen knock offs I have read were bad. Pride and Prejudice with Zombies was by far the worst.

    Mr. Darcy's Diary, though, is pretty good:

    https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Darcys-Diary-Amanda-Grange/dp/1402208766

  270. @Anonymous

    I guess it’s the immense brand name equity of American popular culture properties from the 20th Century. As more people from all over the world pour into America, they want shows about growing up in the wonderful America that existed before they got here.
     
    Perhaps, but all these remakes are notable for how black, and aggressively black at that, they are. Despite the fact that the black proportion of the population has remained roughly constant, and the fact that the non-white non-blacks are in general not particularly interested in or enamored by blacks, certainly not like a non-trivial segment of white liberals are, especially those in the media and culture industries.

    These remakes seem driven mainly by a black narcissistic will to power coupled with a contingent of white liberals in the media and culture industries who either are very yielding to or indulgent of black narcissism or have some sort of fetish, for lack of a better word, for black narcissistic displays.

    Replies: @Bill, @Dani

    “These remakes seem driven mainly by a black narcissistic will to power coupled with a contingent of white liberals in the media and culture industries who either are very yielding to or indulgent of black narcissism” – ABSOLUTELY NAILED IT.

  271. @AnotherDad
    @Jens Jensen


    You also might want to look at the Decathlon Winners over the last 60 years. The US & GB winners were all of mixed heritage (Afro-mixed). All from broken and/or adoptive homes. Very interesting.
     
    Uh ... Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.

    Yet was raised in a normal two-parent family and appears to be 100% white ... although his daughters and step-daughters sure behave like they're part black.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @JR Ewing, @Jens Jensen

    (Eaton, Clay, O’Brien, Thompson)

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Jens Jensen

    Jens--boringly for the record:

    I knew exactly the guys you were talking about. (I have moderate interest in track.) I was just having fun with Bruce, by contradicting the absolutism "last 60 years" and "all of mixed heritage" of your statement. (45 < 60).

  272. @Alden
    @Michelle

    Take a good look at the new Cinderella’s face. Looks more like a man than a woman.

    Replies: @Michelle

    Looks like Cinderella smashed her face into a tree trunk; Looking at the pics of the actress in a bikini, will give a body nightmares. She has premature cellulite, fit to fill tubs of cottage cheese.

  273. HA says:
    @Peter Akuleyev
    @Altai

    "Heathers" was a 10 episode television series, and apparently it did get released in Europe, and late in the US in a bowdlerized version. It didn't get picked up for a second season. It must be available out on pirating sites. If you read the angry reactions of critics on Wikipedia, it is a wonder this show didn't get more attention in the Sailersphere:

    "Having the high school tyranny associated with a gang of students who, in a different era, might have been marginalized produces a dark and almost reactionary undercurrent in which the disenfranchised aren't being bullied, but rather are wielding identity politics and political correctness as weapons"

    " If you believe that kids these days are fragile "snowflakes," that political correctness is running amok, and that LGBT people are now society's true bullies, this new Heathers is the show for you. "

    Sounds pretty good actually.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Stan d Mute, @HA

    >Sounds pretty good actually.

    As was noted in the recent “Demolition Man” — an early harbinger of “woke dystopia” — the screenplay for that film was written by Daniel Waters, who also wrote “Heathers”.

    “Dan is a practicing Catholic and he takes his moral point of view pretty seriously.”

    And that really shows you how hungry Hollywood is for any good ideas — they’ll even keep a guy like him around.

    • Replies: @HA
    @HA

    Sorry, forgot to link to the Demolition Man post -- which was the Sailer's answer to the question "Who was the first writer or pundit to predict a Woke Corporate Oligarchy and when did they do it?"

  274. @HA
    @Peter Akuleyev

    >Sounds pretty good actually.

    As was noted in the recent "Demolition Man" -- an early harbinger of "woke dystopia" -- the screenplay for that film was written by Daniel Waters, who also wrote "Heathers".


    "Dan is a practicing Catholic and he takes his moral point of view pretty seriously."
     
    And that really shows you how hungry Hollywood is for any good ideas -- they'll even keep a guy like him around.

    Replies: @HA

    Sorry, forgot to link to the Demolition Man post — which was the Sailer’s answer to the question “Who was the first writer or pundit to predict a Woke Corporate Oligarchy and when did they do it?”

  275. @Charlotte
    @ScarletNumber

    Educating kids about stranger danger was a big thing back then. I imagine the producers promoted the episode as a sort of PSA-“Watch this special episode with your kids so they’ll learn about the dangers posed by pedos!”

    Having been a child during that era, I have mixed feelings about the push to educate kids. I’m not sure how much good the warnings did (the only time a pedo ever came on to me, I totally failed to understand his intent until years later when I heard he’d molested a friend), but I am sure they helped eat away at social trust.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    I imagine the producers promoted the episode as a sort of PSA-“Watch this special episode with your kids so they’ll learn about the dangers posed by pedos!”

    You don’t have to imagine; I specifically remember that Conrad Bain, who was the star of the show, came on screen out-of-character and specifically gave a PSA.

  276. @TomSchmidt
    @obwandiyag

    https://www.history.com/news/food-stamps-great-depression

    "On the morning of May 16, 1939, FSCC officials watched anxiously as they opened their doors inside Rochester’s old post office to launch the country’s latest relief measure. As newspaper reporters and photographers jockeyed for position to document history in the making, the first person in line approached a cashier window. Ralston Thayer, a 35-year-old machinist who had been out of work for nearly a year, handed a clerk $4 from his latest unemployment check and received $4 of orange stamps in return as well as $2 of blue stamps for free."

    So, well before the Great Society.

    Replies: @obwandiyag

    You fucking typical Unz Liar. As you fuckers never fail to do, never, you skipped the important part, or, in journalistic parlance, buried the lede. (Thought no-one would actually read your little article, eh? Apparently you don’t know how the Internet Tubes works).

    From the same article you quoted:

    “Building on the initial success, the food stamp program was rolled out to additional pilot cities and expanded to half the counties in the United States. Eligible Americans could buy between $1 and $1.50 in orange stamps weekly for each family member. The program fed 20 million Americans until it was discontinued in 1943 when the economic stimulus provided by World War II eased unemployment and crop surpluses.

    Food Stamps Revived Under JFK, Expanded Under Nixon

    President John F. Kennedy, who had been struck by the poverty he had witnessed in West Virginia during the 1960 Democratic primary campaign, revived food stamps as a pilot program as one of his first actions upon taking office in 1961.”

    • Replies: @bomag
    @obwandiyag

    There were other programs in place (school lunch; Needy Family Program), plus private charity. One argument for expanded gov't was to consolidate private efforts.

    Your belief that the gov't came in with a program that immediately solved a problem is a prior that needs adjusting.

  277. @Anon
    @Pat Hannagan

    The first song in this Oh Sees set live in Paris is so perfect I've never been able to get beyond the first song.

    https://youtu.be/jvh_Txnam2U

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Pat Hannagan

    Pimply little white children making ugly noises rather defeats your purpose of championing “white creativity.” Which may well exist.(Mozart springeth to mind.) But not in your example. In other words, if you think that’s “white creativity”, no wonder people think white creativity is a bunch of bullshit.

  278. @R.G. Camara
    @Joe Paluka

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    What a coincidence!

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Jack D

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    When was the straight period exactly?

    I would bet that the advent of television had more to do with it.

    The whole concept of broadway is pretty gay. Who wants to watch men prance and sing for two hours?

    Anyways Rodgers and Hammerstein did a lot of the 40s/50s classics and they were Jews.

    A lot of those plays were probably directed at women with the expectation that they will drag in their husbands.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @John Johnson

    Although musicals have always appealed more to the female mindset (which includes gays and effeminate men)-- because, apparently, women actually do see the world as occasionally bursting into song and dancein their minds ---many pre-1970s musicals were both goyim-led and also appealed to straight males.

    George M. Cohan was a straight Irish-American master of the song and dance show --he was born on the 4th of July, dontchaknow. And Sinatra, Crosby, and Gene Kelly made musicals that guys could watch. There's a lot of straight guys who loved South Pacific, Oklahoma, and Guys and Dolls. And even the non-musical films and plays of the pre-1970s for guys often had a part where the leads sang a song (e.g. Bob Hope in otherwise non-musical The Lemon Drop Kid introduced us all to the Christmas classic "Silver Bells". )

    , @HA
    @John Johnson

    "When was the straight period exactly?"

    I'm guessing you need to go back before 1940:


    As legitimate Broadway shows closed, stock burlesque impresarios like the Minskys expanded from working class neighborhoods and leased theaters in and around Times Square... By the late 1930s, a crackdown on burlesque by clergy, anti-vice factions and local businesses began its gradual downfall. The shows had slowly changed from ensemble ribald variety performances, to simple performances focusing mostly on the striptease. In New York, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia clamped down on burlesque beginning in 1937 and effectively put it out of business by the early 1940s.
     
  279. @Altai

    So maybe one of the reasons Hollywood accepts all these diversity mandates is that this will open up a new market: remaking or remixing almost every hit movie to correct the lack there of racial diversity in the original
     
    When they announced they were remaking Ghostbusters but with a female cast I thought this was an element to it. You can't remake Ghostbusters with a male cast without it immediately prompting unfavourable comparisons with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. (You could probably replace Ben Stein or Ernie Hudson)

    But if you gender swap them people will dissociate the modern and old performances because you see a male and female version as different characters. And for all the massive criticism that film got, nobody was trying to compare Bill Murray to Melissa McCarthy or her version of the performance even if they were technically filling the same role. (I think they also mixed and match elements of the two main original characters in the remake anyway, further muddying a direct comparison.)

    If you'd remade it with male actors there would be a thousand videos on YouTube comparing the performances negatively.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @J.Ross, @Lurker

    If you’d remade it with male actors there would be a thousand videos on YouTube comparing the performances negatively.

    True, they dodged that bullet to some degree.

    Instead, nobody watched it. Winning!

  280. @prime noticer
    that new Chris Pratt sci-fi actioner on Amazon was actually not bad, but that's the best work any of these streaming movie production operations has ever done. Tomorrow War wouldn't have been in the top 2 or 3 action or sci-fi movies of the year in the 80s or 90s. i liked it, but the end is a straight The Thing ripoff.

    now that Marvel has exhausted all their best material, it's all downhill from here, even for comic book movies. i've posted before about how even the Marvel material is 40 years old or older in it's original form. Walking Dead, the highest rated television show in a decade, was also from a comic book.

    there's no more Stephen King or Heinlein novels to convert to movies, no more Harry Potter books to convert into films. the last seasons of Game of Thrones was so bad, it ruined the brand. now nobody talks about Game of Thrones anymore. looks like there is an effort to make a woke version of Wheel of Time. converting good books into woke crap seems to be the game plan now.

    Replies: @Bill, @Anon7

    “ that new Chris Pratt sci-fi actioner on Amazon was actually not bad, but that’s the best work any of these streaming movie production operations has ever done. Tomorrow War wouldn’t have been in the top 2 or 3 action or sci-fi movies of the year in the 80s or 90s.”

    Some action scenes are fun, but the movie is 100% Woke ideology-compliant. The military is run by women, especially black women, and they’re all better than you. The science class smart kid who solves the problem – he’s a black kid, natch.

    Chris Pratt plays one of the few white characters, a loser high school science teacher whose mission in life is to protect his successful wife and especially daughter, so she can run the military.

  281. @PaceLaw
    @AnotherDad

    Great points made. It is amazing to look at TV and damn near see pretty much all commercials feature at least one black or biracial person (it must be a terrific time to be a black actor!). If you were from Mars and just came to this country, you would likely think that America is 80-90% black based upon their representation in TV commercials. The fact that blacks only make up 13% of the population in this country just shows how certain political constituencies have power to over-promote them. It’s similar in TV shows with so many plots devoted towards black themes. I guess Asians and Latinos don’t watch TV.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    If you were from Mars and just came to this country, you would likely think that America is 80-90% black based upon their representation in TV commercials.

    In the same vein, think about how LGBTQ is overrepresented in our media. You would never know they were such a tiny fraction of the population in real life.

    • Agree: PaceLaw
  282. @obwandiyag
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hmm. I wonder.

    People, including whites in Appalachia and elsewhere, literally, and I mean literally, starved before food stamps.

    Food stamps stamped out starvation in the US of A.

    But I suppose you believe "better they had died."

    Replies: @anon, @Bill, @AnotherDad, @TomSchmidt, @Sick of Orcs

    “Somehow” food stamps morphed into government playing pimp and surrogate daddy for 70% fatherless Blacks.

  283. @R.G. Camara
    @njguy73

    Back in high school our Spanish teacher (who was from Spain, not the U.S. or Latin America) recommended we watch the news in Spanish on Telemundo or Univision, because he figured that it was a free half hour or hour we'd get streaming news in Spanish.

    Of course, he never watched it himself, or else he would've realized the news was filled with big-busted, hour-glass figured bleach blonds, all of 25, wearing low cut dresses.

    Anyway, my Spanish improved a lot that year.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Of course, he never watched it himself, or else he would’ve realized the news was filled with big-busted, hour-glass figured bleach blonds, all of 25, wearing low cut dresses.

    Maybe he did realize it.

    • LOL: R.G. Camara
  284. @Stan Adams
    OT:

    My whole afternoon was royally screwed up by protesters blocking major roadways in the Miami area. I missed a critical appointment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs3jcUEFJd4

    Stand in solidarity with the Cuban protesters all you want, but don't stand in the middle of the f**king expressway.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    My whole afternoon was royally screwed up by protesters blocking major roadways in the Miami area. I missed a critical appointment:

    If your appointments are so critical, maybe you should make them somewhere other than Miami. Any city whose primary intellectual talents are Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen…

    Oh, and, at one time, Versace.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Reg Cæsar

    It’s barbaric, but, hey, it’s home.

  285. @Jack D
    @Bill

    Any civilization that prizes permanent virginity will extinct itself (see Shakers). You square the circle of the filthiness of sex vs the beauty of motherhood and the necessity of reproduction thru the institution of marriage, whereby the unholy is made holy. In marriage, you have not only the possibility of reproduction but a support structure for the child - in exchange for his support, the father is supposed to gain reassurance that he is not raising someone else's offspring. Any civilizational attempt to deviate from this time honored structure usually ends in failure.

    Replies: @Johnplywood, @Bill, @AnotherDad

    You’re just babbling. Prior to 1965, there was no chance of Catholicism “extincting itself” via low fertility. That is, at exactly the moment Catholics gave up their “hang-ups,” including their valorization of female virginity, their fertility plunged. Even now, low fertility isn’t the key problem, though, as I said, that has gotten much worse as Catholics embrace the hideous sterility offered by our Judeo-Masonic masters.

  286. @R.G. Camara
    @Joe Paluka

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    What a coincidence!

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Jack D

    back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway

    You mean the 1870s? Because that’s how long the Jews (and probably the gays too) have been running theater in NY. What we call “Broadway” or the Theater District spawned from the efforts of Oscar Hammerstein I, who was Jewish. (Although his grandson, Oscar II, in a typical pattern, was not.)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    What we call “Broadway” or the Theater District spawned from the efforts of Oscar Hammerstein I, who was Jewish. (Although his grandson, Oscar II, in a typical pattern, was not.)
     
    What do Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Donald Trump, and Jay Leno have in common?

    Scottish mothers.

    Hammerstein came from a mixed marriage, and seemed to have an obsession with the topic-- Show Boat, South Pacific, two unrequited pairs, one tragic, in The King and I.

    After he died, Richard Rodgers served as his own lyricist for No Strings, which starred Richard Kiley and Diahann Carroll. This was a casting choice Rodgers supported. Hammerstein would have as well.
  287. @Kylie
    @Reg Cæsar

    I think Nicholas Stix was referring to your comment "Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro” as being a clever take on Faulkner's comment about the past: " The past is never dead. It's not even past."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I think Nicholas Stix was referring to your comment “Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro” as being a clever take on Faulkner’s comment about the past: ” The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

    I’m familiar with that quote, but wasn’t thinking of it at the time. We ad-libbers can turn into automatons.

    It can explain why the great poets will suddenly compose a classic verse or lyric in the time it takes to write it down. It’s not “genius”, it’s experience showing. Irving Caesar (no relation) spit out a dummy lyric to keep Vincent Youmans’s dream-inspired melody fresh in his mind until he could get to work on it.

    He didn’t have to. The dummy lyric turned out to be one of his greatest, “Tea For Two”. But he couldn’t have done it had he not been working in the field for years.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @Reg Cæsar

    "I’m familiar with that quote, but wasn’t thinking of it at the time. We ad-libbers can turn into automatons.

    It can explain why the great poets will suddenly compose a classic verse or lyric in the time it takes to write it down. It’s not 'genius', it’s experience showing."

    You are too modest. It may not be genius but it's far more than mere experience. It's your subconscious doing the heavy lifting, as it were.

  288. @Stan Adams
    OT:

    My whole afternoon was royally screwed up by protesters blocking major roadways in the Miami area. I missed a critical appointment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs3jcUEFJd4

    Stand in solidarity with the Cuban protesters all you want, but don't stand in the middle of the f**king expressway.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AnotherDad

    Stand in solidarity with the Cuban protesters all you want, but don’t stand in the middle of the f**king expressway.

    Agree. You have freedom of speech, not freedom to detain me on the highway.

    Fortunately, i was not around any of this BLM freeway blocking crap last year, cause i’d probably be in the hospital–or in jail!!!–for defending myself from people detaining me.

    What the hell has happened to my country.

  289. @Jack D
    @R.G. Camara


    back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway
     
    You mean the 1870s? Because that's how long the Jews (and probably the gays too) have been running theater in NY. What we call "Broadway" or the Theater District spawned from the efforts of Oscar Hammerstein I, who was Jewish. (Although his grandson, Oscar II, in a typical pattern, was not.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    What we call “Broadway” or the Theater District spawned from the efforts of Oscar Hammerstein I, who was Jewish. (Although his grandson, Oscar II, in a typical pattern, was not.)

    What do Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Donald Trump, and Jay Leno have in common?

    Scottish mothers.

    Hammerstein came from a mixed marriage, and seemed to have an obsession with the topic– Show Boat, South Pacific, two unrequited pairs, one tragic, in The King and I.

    After he died, Richard Rodgers served as his own lyricist for No Strings, which starred Richard Kiley and Diahann Carroll. This was a casting choice Rodgers supported. Hammerstein would have as well.

  290. @Altai
    @Joe Stalin

    The most impressive scene were the guys who looted huge 75 inch 8k TVs using a forklift. (Also looted?)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/oin5rc/shopping_looting_south_africa_style_this_is_how/

    And the people looted the Dunlop tire warehouse.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/southafrica/comments/oiqbpj/dunlop_durban_warehouse/

    Replies: @FPD72, @AnotherDad

    South Africa is an incredible shame. It is basically the American tragedy–but all in.

    South Africa is a beautiful, pleasant, productive land that could have been–should have a paradise for civilized European people … but ruined by the siren call of cheap labor.

    South Africa has a temperate climate perfect for European peoples. Mediterranean at the Cape, more like the Florida coast over in Durban, highland in the interior. It is not the climate of West Africa and the Bantu expansion sort of flamed out as they moved into South Africa as their West African crops aren’t well suited. So SA was not heavily populated when the Europeans arrived. But, in contrast, European crops–like wheat–do well.

    What the Dutch settlers should have done is what was–mostly–done in America–push the native population out and take it for themselves. But–fatally–they did what we did in the South and instead used the blacks as “cheap labor”. Their development of South Africa, actually led to a black population explosion.

    But it turns out blacks are the most expensive “cheap labor” in the history of the planet.

    There just is no getting around the core principle of human life:

    To build something, that will be yours and yours–belong to your people, your posterity–forever … then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself. If you bring in others to labor for you … your land, your nation will no longer be yours.

    An absolute shame.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    “To build something, that will be yours and yours–belong to your people, your posterity–forever … then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself.”

    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land. So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    “What the hell has happened to my country?”

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @rebel yell, @AnotherDad

  291. @Known Fact
    @R.G. Camara

    No mention of Quantum Leap is complete without a nod to Time Tunnel, the 1966 series where James Darren and Robert Colbert randomly bounce around trying in vain to reroute the Titanic, prevent Pearl Harbor and Little Big Horn etc etc. In an early feminist touch TV goddess Lee Meriwether plays one of the time techies back at base. The reboot would of course have to feature a handsome black guy, a fabulous gay white and an all-knowing tranny techie.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UkdOW51HKZ4/T_iL5dBA5xI/AAAAAAAAnws/GfKAchMYUo4/s1600/220px-James_Darren_Lee_Meriwether_Robert_Colbert_Time_Tunnel_1966.JPG

    Replies: @guest007, @Known Fact, @LondonBob, @Hrw-500

    I used to like Quantum Leap when I was young, watched some old episodes they had on TV during lockdown, wow were they shows saturated in new left sixties propaganda, really overt.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @LondonBob

    Right, I checked out QL when it first came on but it quickly became obvious that he'd be coming back each week as Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Emmett Till etc etc. (As I've noted here before I survived the lockdown by watching every Mannix episode and nothing else.)

    From my misadventures as a science writer it's also worth noting that "quantum leap" is a continually misused and misunderstood term

  292. @Jack D
    @Bill

    Any civilization that prizes permanent virginity will extinct itself (see Shakers). You square the circle of the filthiness of sex vs the beauty of motherhood and the necessity of reproduction thru the institution of marriage, whereby the unholy is made holy. In marriage, you have not only the possibility of reproduction but a support structure for the child - in exchange for his support, the father is supposed to gain reassurance that he is not raising someone else's offspring. Any civilizational attempt to deviate from this time honored structure usually ends in failure.

    Replies: @Johnplywood, @Bill, @AnotherDad

    You and Bill are just doing “hurrah for my side”.

    No religion or civilization with a track record–neither Judaism nor Catholicism–prizes permanent female virginity. Heck, marriage–which means abundant PIV fun (one of the joys of human life)–is a Catholic sacrament.

    And every actual civilization prizes/expects pre-marital female virginity–and female faithfulness. For the (obvious) reasons you cite: if a man doesn’t know the children are his, he’s got no reason to work his butt off to support them or defend them … and civilization crumbles.

    We’re seeing the results of negating that now. Many women survive and raise illegitimate children, via the super-state sucking loot from productive men–loot that these women have failed to secure from men by offering fair exchange. (Another reason female suffrage has proven a bad idea.) But generally as the West has adopted African style sexual mores … we’re getting African style civilization. I.e. non-civilization.

    Catholicism is a bit weird (non-standard) in offering these celibate religious vocations. Especially giving women a completely independent structure/bureaucracy. (That’s does strike one as a particularly Euro thing–where women had higher status than Semitic or Asiatic cultures.) The celibate priesthood had its costs (ex. genetic loss). But obviously it’s economic reasons in keeping Church property … Church property.

    Stuff like the Martins and their daughters is really weird and pathological–people making a fetish out of something that’s just a tiny piece of a bigger picture. (Catholics who hold that up as beautiful are simply confused.)

    But overall, the Church’s “sexuality package” was pretty darn successful. Europe arose from feudalism with a parasitic nobility/aristocracy but free of any priestly or any other caste. It’s “one people under God” formula and cousin marriage ban, detribalized Europe, with the only glaring failure being allowing the Jews (and later Gypsies) to exist there. This detribalizing–one peoplizing; i.e. lack of “diversity”–allowed the trust-at-scale that powered the rise of the modern nation state and with it capitalism.

    There’s plenty to critique in the role of the Church, but compare Europe to someplace like India, still not really free of feudalism, riven by caste and tribe, with something like 40,000 traditionally separate breeding groups. Absolutely cursed with diversity. But even China–mostly one peopleish–pales in the trust-at-scale department compared to European nations. (Well at least “pre-diversity” European nations.)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @AnotherDad


    Stuff like the Martins and their daughters is really weird and pathological–people making a fetish out of something that’s just a tiny piece of a bigger picture. (Catholics who hold that up as beautiful are simply confused.)
     
    That was my original point. I'm glad you agree. It's hard to call someone else's religion weird (because we all live in glass houses) but sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. I can understand that in a time when people had five or more children (that survived to adulthood - even more births), it was a reasonable plan to have one of them dedicate his or her life to the Church (probably the one that would be gay nowadays). One to inherit the farm or business, one for the military, etc. But as I said before, making a virtue out of extincting your family line by sending them ALL to convents - that's weird. And considering such a family to be a role model for anyone - even weirder.
  293. @John Johnson
    @R.G. Camara

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    When was the straight period exactly?

    I would bet that the advent of television had more to do with it.

    The whole concept of broadway is pretty gay. Who wants to watch men prance and sing for two hours?

    Anyways Rodgers and Hammerstein did a lot of the 40s/50s classics and they were Jews.

    A lot of those plays were probably directed at women with the expectation that they will drag in their husbands.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @HA

    Although musicals have always appealed more to the female mindset (which includes gays and effeminate men)– because, apparently, women actually do see the world as occasionally bursting into song and dancein their minds —many pre-1970s musicals were both goyim-led and also appealed to straight males.

    George M. Cohan was a straight Irish-American master of the song and dance show –he was born on the 4th of July, dontchaknow. And Sinatra, Crosby, and Gene Kelly made musicals that guys could watch. There’s a lot of straight guys who loved South Pacific, Oklahoma, and Guys and Dolls. And even the non-musical films and plays of the pre-1970s for guys often had a part where the leads sang a song (e.g. Bob Hope in otherwise non-musical The Lemon Drop Kid introduced us all to the Christmas classic “Silver Bells”. )

  294. @RichardTaylor
    @Anonymous


    The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.
     
    But half the tickets sold go to Whites. The next biggest group are Mexicans and they aren't hollering for Black actors. Asians don't seem to care much. Although Japan seems to push a lot of Aryan looking Manga. And Indians love whiter looking actors.

    If you look at Latin America, as Steve has pointed out, they have a serious blonde fetish when it comes to their media.

    What drives this is not money. In fact, we know Hollywood has walked away from billions in order to push their agenda.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Johnplywood, @paranoid goy

    What drives this is not money. In fact, we know Hollywood has walked away from billions in order to push their agenda.

    The first intelligent comment.
    Here’s a thought: They are ‘recoulouring’ those old movies, because there is something in those stories that They absolutely need us to hear. With the ascent of black businessmen, courtesy of the extractive economic model, there is an entirely new demographic that has to be put under the spell of Hollywood’s Siren Song, calling the black man into the deep pit of debt servitude, where he will join the long-suffering white race, entrapped by the original Globalists: The Catholic Church.
    What religion has Hollywood brought us, other than shame of ourselves and increasingly degrading porn?

  295. This is what Steve does.

  296. @obwandiyag
    @TomSchmidt

    You fucking typical Unz Liar. As you fuckers never fail to do, never, you skipped the important part, or, in journalistic parlance, buried the lede. (Thought no-one would actually read your little article, eh? Apparently you don't know how the Internet Tubes works).

    From the same article you quoted:

    "Building on the initial success, the food stamp program was rolled out to additional pilot cities and expanded to half the counties in the United States. Eligible Americans could buy between $1 and $1.50 in orange stamps weekly for each family member. The program fed 20 million Americans until it was discontinued in 1943 when the economic stimulus provided by World War II eased unemployment and crop surpluses.

    Food Stamps Revived Under JFK, Expanded Under Nixon

    President John F. Kennedy, who had been struck by the poverty he had witnessed in West Virginia during the 1960 Democratic primary campaign, revived food stamps as a pilot program as one of his first actions upon taking office in 1961."

    Replies: @bomag

    There were other programs in place (school lunch; Needy Family Program), plus private charity. One argument for expanded gov’t was to consolidate private efforts.

    Your belief that the gov’t came in with a program that immediately solved a problem is a prior that needs adjusting.

  297. @Cho Seung-Hui
    @Anonymous

    This comment is a textbook example of American parochialism.

    The reason why some Hollywood movies are dumbed down isn't because American minorities are rushing to the theaters; it's because of the Chinese consumer market.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Right. Everyone knows the Chinese are dumber than blacks and Hispanics.

    I kid, I kid.

    Actually, I think you’re right, and I recently heard some comments on Chinese control of movie production (via theater distribution control etc) that were quite interesting.

  298. Slightly OT, but not too much.

    How many important, “classical” movies have seen (I don’t get these generation labels X, Y,..) people in Europe & the US – let’s call them “educated” & who are now in the age range, say, 18 to 36?

    I mean films on lists like these two:

    https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/greatest-films-all-time

    The 100 Greatest Films of All Time

    https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-movies-2/

    The 100 Greatest Movies
    Empire’s list of the best movies of all time – as voted by readers

  299. @guest007
    @Known Fact

    Look up Timeless. Same idea as time tunnel except with super intelligent female, black guy, and dumb white guy.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5511582/

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Damn, They beat me to it again!

  300. @Pixo
    Many british shows are remade for the USA verbatim, aside from minor rewording. I believe US shows refilmed in other languages often do the same thing. The Russian Malcolm in the Middle was a big hit.

    You don’t have US scripted shows redone in England however since Brits are used to American accents.

    Replies: @Sick 'n Tired

    I remember seeing a documentary about how Married With Children & Everybody Loves Raymond, was syndicated all over the world, with many countries having their own version with their own actors.

    https://marriedwithchildren.fandom.com/wiki/International_Remakes

  301. @AnotherDad
    @Altai

    South Africa is an incredible shame. It is basically the American tragedy--but all in.

    South Africa is a beautiful, pleasant, productive land that could have been--should have a paradise for civilized European people ... but ruined by the siren call of cheap labor.

    South Africa has a temperate climate perfect for European peoples. Mediterranean at the Cape, more like the Florida coast over in Durban, highland in the interior. It is not the climate of West Africa and the Bantu expansion sort of flamed out as they moved into South Africa as their West African crops aren't well suited. So SA was not heavily populated when the Europeans arrived. But, in contrast, European crops--like wheat--do well.

    What the Dutch settlers should have done is what was--mostly--done in America--push the native population out and take it for themselves. But--fatally--they did what we did in the South and instead used the blacks as "cheap labor". Their development of South Africa, actually led to a black population explosion.

    But it turns out blacks are the most expensive "cheap labor" in the history of the planet.

    There just is no getting around the core principle of human life:

    To build something, that will be yours and yours--belong to your people, your posterity--forever ... then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself. If you bring in others to labor for you ... your land, your nation will no longer be yours.

    An absolute shame.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “To build something, that will be yours and yours–belong to your people, your posterity–forever … then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself.”

    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land. So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    “What the hell has happened to my country?”

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Corvinus

    "It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve."

    Well, if you mean an all inclusive "OUR", then it really isn't a country: It's just a place. Like when Somalians scam the refugee system and are called "New Americans". If Somalian refugees are "Americans", then American means someone who is in America and nothing more. It's just a place.

    So, no: Its my COUNTRY, and you are in my COUNTRY. You are a foreigner and the more space and resources you take up for your culture and your needs, the less it is anybody's country, and the more it's just a place for people to live and try to scam the suckers. Good luck trying to make that work.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @rebel yell
    @Corvinus


    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land.
     
    Yeah, so what? No way stone age natives were going to hold on to this land with modern people on the move and expanding. Better us to take it by force from the natives than the French, Spanish, Chinese or whoever else.

    So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?
     
    It's not - so what?

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.
     
    It's not evolving - you're taking it by force, same as we took it. But don't get ahead of yourself - you haven't won just yet.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @AnotherDad
    @Corvinus


    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.
     
    Yeah and the heat death of the universe too ...

    I know i'm talking to the brick wall, but your statement doesn't mean what you think. (To the extent it is true Heraclitus said it much better.)

    It's true a piece of physical dirt will not have exactly the same civilization on it in the future. The point is that "evolve" can be anything from the current inhabitants wiped out, to the same people--the posterity of the current people--living a good life, with more prosperity and their culture intact, enhanced, flourishing. Sane people prefer the later. They don't want replacement. They have children and want their children to carry on the nation/civilization after they are gone.

    Life over death.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  302. @Reg Cæsar
    @Stan Adams


    My whole afternoon was royally screwed up by protesters blocking major roadways in the Miami area. I missed a critical appointment:
     
    If your appointments are so critical, maybe you should make them somewhere other than Miami. Any city whose primary intellectual talents are Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen...

    Oh, and, at one time, Versace.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    It’s barbaric, but, hey, it’s home.

  303. @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    You still go to movie theaters? There is an "art house" non-profit theater near where I live that we would go to occasionally pre-Covid (no black would be caught dead there) but otherwise, I don't think I've been to a multiplex in years. Aside from blacks, their target audience is kids.

    Replies: @Brutusale

    The suburban arthouse nearest me didn’t survive Covid shutdown. The girl and I both agree that we wouldn’t be frequenting the ones in Cambridge/Somerville, as some of the audiences there are more insufferable than blacks.

  304. @Bill
    @prime noticer

    There's still _Ringworld_. It's odd how it keeps not getting made. Modern CGI is up to the task of doing it right. Furthermore, the universe it's set in seems ripe for sequels---Ringworld itself had sequels.

    Replies: @Malenfant, @photondancer, @Brutusale

    IIRC, both Ringworld and Neuromancer have been bouncing around the various studios for years. When Spielberg can take a minor SF property like Ready Player One and make a film that grosses $600 million, I’d hope that a classic like the aforementioned would be on a short list.

  305. @Jack D
    @Brutusale

    In this case, the name (Whiskey) does not check out.

    He's also wrong about blacks not buying (or at least leasing) Mercedes and BMWs. Blacks household income is only 60% of white household income (some of this is from the fact that the average black household does not include an adult male) but blacks spend 100% (or more) of their income whereas whites hoard their $ like Scrooge. But then again, Whiskey is reliably wrong - he is the anti-prophet. He is the one who told us that Obama would refuse to leave the White House.

    There are a million old white guys (on unz.com alone) who are driving 15 or 20 year old cars like Steve even if they could well afford a brand new one (or at least the payments on a new one). The car in my driveway is fully paid for and it works OK - why should I spend five or six hundred $ a month on lease payments when I could be depositing this money in my 401(k) instead?

    But if a black has the job and credit rating to lease a Mercedes, she (black females have jobs more often than males) is going to lease a Mercedes, even if it is an A-Class that is not as good a car as a Honda Civic despite costing thousands more.

    The Mercedes logo is as big as a dinner plate on the grill of the Mercedes for a reason. Blacks LOVE name brand stuff with big logos so their friends can see what they have and be envious. They are not price sensitive shoppers. Whatever the rappers sing about, they want. When a black walks into a car dealership and passes the credit check, the salesmen go wild with joy because they know that they can mark up the car and other nonsense like crazy - as long as the black qualifies for the payment, she doesn't care about the price. Later on if she can't make the payment and they repo the car, well sheet happens.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Sick 'n Tired

    I had a similar conversation with a car salesman. He told me blacks will come to the dealership with their tax refund check, trade in a Honda Civic, and instead of buying a newer Honda, will put a down payment on an Escalade or some other luxury vehicle they can’t afford. The salesman told me the dealerships love customers like that because they know they’ll be repo’ing the vehicle in 6 months, which they’ll resell, and resell the Civic that was traded in, plus keep the down payment.

  306. @Reg Cæsar
    @Kylie


    I think Nicholas Stix was referring to your comment “Retro isn’t new; it isn’t even retro” as being a clever take on Faulkner’s comment about the past: ” The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
     
    I'm familiar with that quote, but wasn't thinking of it at the time. We ad-libbers can turn into automatons.

    It can explain why the great poets will suddenly compose a classic verse or lyric in the time it takes to write it down. It's not "genius", it's experience showing. Irving Caesar (no relation) spit out a dummy lyric to keep Vincent Youmans's dream-inspired melody fresh in his mind until he could get to work on it.

    He didn't have to. The dummy lyric turned out to be one of his greatest, "Tea For Two". But he couldn't have done it had he not been working in the field for years.

    Replies: @Kylie

    “I’m familiar with that quote, but wasn’t thinking of it at the time. We ad-libbers can turn into automatons.

    It can explain why the great poets will suddenly compose a classic verse or lyric in the time it takes to write it down. It’s not ‘genius’, it’s experience showing.”

    You are too modest. It may not be genius but it’s far more than mere experience. It’s your subconscious doing the heavy lifting, as it were.

  307. @theMann
    @Joe Paluka

    Definitely not a fan of woke Woke Hollywood- film after film that insult:

    A. My intelligence
    B. My faith (Catholic)
    C. My Race
    D. My sex
    E. My general standards- take a film of critical acclaim: Boondock Saints. Over 200 F words. Why would I pay to have some one swear at me for over two hours?

    I mostly stick to scifi/martial arts films, overwhelmingly made outside of USA. I can't even buy American in movies anymore.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    “Why would I pay to have some one swear at me for over two hours?”

    Why indeed. What degenerate thinks adding more swearing to a movie improves it in anyway? It’s completely gratuitous. Yet, there it is. Hollywood is perverted and degenerate.

  308. @J.Ross
    @Altai

    Ghostbusters was a uniquely perfect film, nothing in it can really be switched out. It manages to capture a particular historical moment ("morning in America") by putting way too much serious work into what was ostensibly a comedy about spooks. The fact that they even tried to remake it (after the far weaker sequel, which after all re-assembled the cast) shows how little they understand it. Cf Jaws and its abysmal sequels.
    Harold Ramis interchangeable with Ben Stein.
    No.

    Replies: @Old Prude

    “Ghostbusters was a uniquely perfect film”. I was just thinking this. Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Groundhogs Day. Three great comedies. Close Encounters, Poltergeist, great flicks too. Top Gun, Risky Business, The Eagle has Landed, The Man Who Would be King, Tender Mercies.

    There used to be good reason to go to the movies.

  309. @anon
    ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION!

    CIVILIZATION ALERT!

    ALERT CORNEL WEST IS LEAVING HARVARD ALERT

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cornel-west-says-in-resignation-letter-over-tenure-dispute-that-harvard-is-in-decline-and-decay/ar-AAM6A29


    “How sad it is to see our beloved Harvard Divinity School in such decline and decay,” he wrote. “The disarray of a scattered curriculum, the disenchantment of talented yet deferential faculty, and the disorientation of precious students loom large.”
     

    West, who added that Harvard has become “market-driven,” tweeted, “Let us bear witness against this spiritual rot!”
     
    Evidently he does not own a mirror, or at least has never looked into one with self-reflection regarding that whole "spiritual rot" thing.

    ps: Oh, yeah, by the way...he didn't get tenure...this has nothing to do with him leaving, nothing.

    Nothing. At. All.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Old Prude

    Are you sure those statements are from Cornell West? They almost -not quite, but almost – sound like cogent thought. Everything I have heard from the man is opaque multisyllabic babble.

  310. Let’s what would be the reactions if Good Times, The Jeffersons, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Family Matters was all filmed by an all-Hispanic cast.

  311. I like everybody on here trying to justify the sudden, abrupt, almost instantaneous turn of TV from white to black as a manifestation of free market economics.

    Hardehar. You libertrarians shore is funny.

    I’m sorry, but James Bond said it best: once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, thrice is enemy action.

    The sudden change don’t have nothing to do with markets, or with making money, or else there wouldn’t be no sudden change. It has to do with propaganda and provocation, divisa et impera and control.

    The fuckers in charge, and their minions, the TV executives never “give the people what they want.” They give the people what they want.

  312. @Mike Tre
    @AnotherDad

    I'm the same way. Movies/shows I used to enjoy - Clint Eastwood movies are a good example - I can't watch anymore. Token negroes, the homosexual subplot, a producer's ethnic jewish nephew insultingly miscast in roll meant for a specific non jewish ethnic background (although that has been happening since the sixties); I can't unsee it anymore.

    Replies: @prime noticer

    “Movies/shows I used to enjoy…I can’t watch anymore. Token negroes, the homosexual subplot, a producer’s ethnic jewish nephew insultingly miscast in roll meant for a specific non jewish ethnic background…I can’t unsee it anymore.”

    check out something even seemingly totally unrelated to all that stuff, like Outbreak from 1995, popular again last year because of the ‘pandemic’. the jew, the homo, and the black guy are going to save the world, and the wasp guy stands in the way. there’s NO WAY it’s an accident – that combination shows up over and over and over when you know to check for it.

    you can’t unsee this stuff after you’re aware of it. it’s deliberately put into lots of movies for decades, and you start to notice it right away after you know what to look for. the smart brother thing goes all the way back to the 70s. it’s really amazing when you become aware of it, how even in silly, fun stuff like The Blob remake in 1988, the government scientist is some random african to show they’re really smart or something.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @prime noticer

    The movie M*A*S*H came out in what? 1970? The two main characters, a WASP and a Catholic (played by jewish actors) team up to take down a dimwitted bible beater, fuck all the shiksas, I mean nurses, before recruiting a negro neurosurgeon (they were everywhere in 1951!) to win the big game against their out of touch commanding general's team.


    As you say, this crap has been pushed for over 50 years.

  313. @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    “To build something, that will be yours and yours–belong to your people, your posterity–forever … then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself.”

    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land. So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    “What the hell has happened to my country?”

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @rebel yell, @AnotherDad

    “It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.”

    Well, if you mean an all inclusive “OUR”, then it really isn’t a country: It’s just a place. Like when Somalians scam the refugee system and are called “New Americans”. If Somalian refugees are “Americans”, then American means someone who is in America and nothing more. It’s just a place.

    So, no: Its my COUNTRY, and you are in my COUNTRY. You are a foreigner and the more space and resources you take up for your culture and your needs, the less it is anybody’s country, and the more it’s just a place for people to live and try to scam the suckers. Good luck trying to make that work.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Old Prude

    "Well, if you mean an all inclusive “OUR”, then it really isn’t a country: It’s just a place."

    To the contrary, it's our country and our home.

    "If Somalian refugees are “Americans”, then American means someone who is in America and nothing more. It’s just a place."

    How do you think your ancestors became "Americans" (provided you are one)?

    "So, no: Its my COUNTRY, and you are in my COUNTRY. You are a foreigner..."

    Ma'am, I'm an American, born and raised here. Polish, Dutch, and German. But perhaps you are of the mentality of Alt Right leader Vox Day, who recently opined "An American is a descendant of the mostly British men who settled the Thirteen Colonies and fought the War for Independence that is celebrated today. Americans are the Posterity of the Preamble, whose rights are articulated in the United States Constitution, whose "British brethren" were described in the Declaration of Independence, and whose forefathers declared Independence from the King of England. No one else is an American, regardless of what ideas they claim to believe, where they reside, or what paperwork they carry."

  314. @Jens Jensen
    @AnotherDad

    (Eaton, Clay, O’Brien, Thompson)

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Jens–boringly for the record:

    I knew exactly the guys you were talking about. (I have moderate interest in track.) I was just having fun with Bruce, by contradicting the absolutism “last 60 years” and “all of mixed heritage” of your statement. (45 < 60).

  315. @JR Ewing
    @AnotherDad


    Uh … Caitlyn kicked ass and set a world record.
     
    Uhh, BRUCE won the decathlon in Montreal.

    It might be a lost cause today getting people to refer to him as “Bruce”, or especially even as “him”, but don’t retcon the accomplishment.

    He wasn’t a tranny back then and he wasn’t asking people to refer to him with a faddish 1990’s teenage girl name.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    “Mocking” or “having fun”.

    While i don’t personally toss anyone off buildings. I’m a normal guy–if you look under “straight” in the dictionary … there’s my picture. I heartily enjoy sexual dimorphism–think male/female complementarity is beautiful. And I have high levels of normal healthy disgust at all the pervs, and pretty much the last guy to take queer pieties seriously.

    Mocking these nut balls–i’m willing to slum with that now and again.

  316. @Known Fact
    @R.G. Camara

    No mention of Quantum Leap is complete without a nod to Time Tunnel, the 1966 series where James Darren and Robert Colbert randomly bounce around trying in vain to reroute the Titanic, prevent Pearl Harbor and Little Big Horn etc etc. In an early feminist touch TV goddess Lee Meriwether plays one of the time techies back at base. The reboot would of course have to feature a handsome black guy, a fabulous gay white and an all-knowing tranny techie.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UkdOW51HKZ4/T_iL5dBA5xI/AAAAAAAAnws/GfKAchMYUo4/s1600/220px-James_Darren_Lee_Meriwether_Robert_Colbert_Time_Tunnel_1966.JPG

    Replies: @guest007, @Known Fact, @LondonBob, @Hrw-500

    They did once an attempt in 2002 to reboot the Time Tunnel and the pilot of this proposed reboot was released in 2006.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313707/

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Hrw-500

    Wow, interesting try -- thanks!

  317. @LondonBob
    @Known Fact

    I used to like Quantum Leap when I was young, watched some old episodes they had on TV during lockdown, wow were they shows saturated in new left sixties propaganda, really overt.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Right, I checked out QL when it first came on but it quickly became obvious that he’d be coming back each week as Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Emmett Till etc etc. (As I’ve noted here before I survived the lockdown by watching every Mannix episode and nothing else.)

    From my misadventures as a science writer it’s also worth noting that “quantum leap” is a continually misused and misunderstood term

  318. @Yngvar
    @Whiskey


    Hollywood execs are very interested in money
     
    The zeitgeist view among the trendsetters in the US is very binary -- black v white -- in the present. The rest of the world doesn't look at it that way. Hence the Black Widow, not very black but a lot of money.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybji16u608U

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I took one for the team and actually saw Black Widow yesterday. I am not that familiar with the Marvel Comic Universe, but I was underwhelmed. The movie was well acted and had 4 or 5 big chase/special effects scenes. Other than that, it was the same “I don’t know who my family is” “We’re your family” dialogue for over two hours. And Scarlett is losing her looks; there were a few scenes where should looked like a tired 45 yo woman, not the 36 yo she is. F9 was better.

    Also saw A Quiet Place II, which was a clever sequel to the original. Th only jarring note was the appearance in the last reel of the obligatory wise black man who explained it all. But the filmmakers redeemed themselves by having the monster kill him a few minutes later.

  319. @prime noticer
    european men are probably leaving the movie industry in large numbers. i've posted about this phenomenon before with regard to music, but a similar process is probably happening with movies. where are they going? to video games and software, mostly. that's where the big money is now. but also a dozen other smaller ventures. brewing beer seems to be one of the most popular.

    movies are becoming like music. primarily the province of women, africans, and jewish producers. the main creative heavy lifting people are in the process of leaving. women and africans can't follow european men to video games though, for the most part. they don't have the ability. they're participation has mainly been complaining about or suing video game companies.

    there will probably never be a great movie director ever again. and certainly, the era of the movie star is over. Barry Diller commented to that effect recently. that's a good thing though. a positive development.

    i noticed Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn started making their own, real movies again with Craig Zahler. maybe that's the, smaller, future for real movie making. all this streaming stuff is garbage. the streaming medium hasn't opened up ANY avenue for good movie making. it's actually increased the amount of crap, woke material by 10. the explosion in material is mediocre at best, but mostly trash.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    i noticed Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn started making their own, real movies again with Craig Zahler.

    Dragged across Concrete was good.

  320. @prime noticer
    @Mike Tre

    "Movies/shows I used to enjoy...I can’t watch anymore. Token negroes, the homosexual subplot, a producer’s ethnic jewish nephew insultingly miscast in roll meant for a specific non jewish ethnic background...I can’t unsee it anymore."

    check out something even seemingly totally unrelated to all that stuff, like Outbreak from 1995, popular again last year because of the 'pandemic'. the jew, the homo, and the black guy are going to save the world, and the wasp guy stands in the way. there's NO WAY it's an accident - that combination shows up over and over and over when you know to check for it.

    you can't unsee this stuff after you're aware of it. it's deliberately put into lots of movies for decades, and you start to notice it right away after you know what to look for. the smart brother thing goes all the way back to the 70s. it's really amazing when you become aware of it, how even in silly, fun stuff like The Blob remake in 1988, the government scientist is some random african to show they're really smart or something.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    The movie M*A*S*H came out in what? 1970? The two main characters, a WASP and a Catholic (played by jewish actors) team up to take down a dimwitted bible beater, fuck all the shiksas, I mean nurses, before recruiting a negro neurosurgeon (they were everywhere in 1951!) to win the big game against their out of touch commanding general’s team.

    As you say, this crap has been pushed for over 50 years.

  321. @Anonymous
    There is a creativity crisis in Hollywood, but the reason for more POC in movies is simpler and less conspiratorial than this. The real reason for the increased diversity in mocies is the #1 root of all decisions in the capitalist world: money.


    And the fact is, nonwhites watch more movies than do white people, per capita. Watching movies is a "nonwhite" thing.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.mekkographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Moviegoer-Demographics-no-footer.png


    As you can see, whites are statistically less likely than minorities to buy movie tickets. So the movie makers have shifted their production to be more reflective of the new audience. The majority of leading actors in Hollywood are still white, of course, a reflection of the fact that nonwhites (particularly females) still want to see whites on the screen. The mythic push for BIPOC in movies as alleged by alt-right, inc. is in fact extremely over-exaggerated.


    Note that the disparity is even larger for television. Blacks, the minority population, watch more television than do whites:

    https://www.nielsen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/04/race-ethnicity-watch.png


    This is why frustrated UNZian boomers are always complaining about blacks on TV. They're not aware of the fact that they're the minority in the audience, and by extension, that they are participating a black pasttime. Real true blood white people with WASP roots don't watch TV. Any time I hear someone complaining about blacks on TV, I start suspecting Jewish blood, nonwhite admixture, etc.

    Replies: @Altai, @obwandiyag, @Mycale, @JohnnyWalker123, @Polistra, @Whiskey, @Dumbo, @RichardTaylor, @Anonymouse, @Mr. Anon, @Eric Novak, @JMcG, @Alden, @Cho Seung-Hui, @Mike_from_SGV

    TV and movies are mostly cultural garbage, as you would expect from leftist-captured industries, and any intelligent person ought to avoid them. There are many better things to do, e.g. some excellent university lectures free on YouTube (e.g. Yale Courses). I haven’t watched TV or attended movies for years, and don’t expect to again.

  322. @photondancer
    @Catdog

    I like some of Austen's books so when I read that a publisher had commissioned modern versions of them I borrowed the lot without reading up on them. After all, nobody would dare to submit a parody for a serious project would they? The first 2 I read were quite normal, so I was unprepared for the Pride and Prejudice one.

    I bet the poor publisher was all in a dither when the writer submitted this hot mess, frantically asking if they could extend the deadline to get someone else to do a better job.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    All but one of the Austen knock offs I have read were bad. Pride and Prejudice with Zombies was by far the worst.

    Mr. Darcy’s Diary, though, is pretty good:

    • Thanks: photondancer
  323. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D

    You and Bill are just doing "hurrah for my side".

    No religion or civilization with a track record--neither Judaism nor Catholicism--prizes permanent female virginity. Heck, marriage--which means abundant PIV fun (one of the joys of human life)--is a Catholic sacrament.

    And every actual civilization prizes/expects pre-marital female virginity--and female faithfulness. For the (obvious) reasons you cite: if a man doesn't know the children are his, he's got no reason to work his butt off to support them or defend them ... and civilization crumbles.

    We're seeing the results of negating that now. Many women survive and raise illegitimate children, via the super-state sucking loot from productive men--loot that these women have failed to secure from men by offering fair exchange. (Another reason female suffrage has proven a bad idea.) But generally as the West has adopted African style sexual mores ... we're getting African style civilization. I.e. non-civilization.

    Catholicism is a bit weird (non-standard) in offering these celibate religious vocations. Especially giving women a completely independent structure/bureaucracy. (That's does strike one as a particularly Euro thing--where women had higher status than Semitic or Asiatic cultures.) The celibate priesthood had its costs (ex. genetic loss). But obviously it's economic reasons in keeping Church property ... Church property.

    Stuff like the Martins and their daughters is really weird and pathological--people making a fetish out of something that's just a tiny piece of a bigger picture. (Catholics who hold that up as beautiful are simply confused.)

    But overall, the Church's "sexuality package" was pretty darn successful. Europe arose from feudalism with a parasitic nobility/aristocracy but free of any priestly or any other caste. It's "one people under God" formula and cousin marriage ban, detribalized Europe, with the only glaring failure being allowing the Jews (and later Gypsies) to exist there. This detribalizing--one peoplizing; i.e. lack of "diversity"--allowed the trust-at-scale that powered the rise of the modern nation state and with it capitalism.

    There's plenty to critique in the role of the Church, but compare Europe to someplace like India, still not really free of feudalism, riven by caste and tribe, with something like 40,000 traditionally separate breeding groups. Absolutely cursed with diversity. But even China--mostly one peopleish--pales in the trust-at-scale department compared to European nations. (Well at least "pre-diversity" European nations.)

    Replies: @Jack D

    Stuff like the Martins and their daughters is really weird and pathological–people making a fetish out of something that’s just a tiny piece of a bigger picture. (Catholics who hold that up as beautiful are simply confused.)

    That was my original point. I’m glad you agree. It’s hard to call someone else’s religion weird (because we all live in glass houses) but sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. I can understand that in a time when people had five or more children (that survived to adulthood – even more births), it was a reasonable plan to have one of them dedicate his or her life to the Church (probably the one that would be gay nowadays). One to inherit the farm or business, one for the military, etc. But as I said before, making a virtue out of extincting your family line by sending them ALL to convents – that’s weird. And considering such a family to be a role model for anyone – even weirder.

  324. @Old Prude
    @Corvinus

    "It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve."

    Well, if you mean an all inclusive "OUR", then it really isn't a country: It's just a place. Like when Somalians scam the refugee system and are called "New Americans". If Somalian refugees are "Americans", then American means someone who is in America and nothing more. It's just a place.

    So, no: Its my COUNTRY, and you are in my COUNTRY. You are a foreigner and the more space and resources you take up for your culture and your needs, the less it is anybody's country, and the more it's just a place for people to live and try to scam the suckers. Good luck trying to make that work.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Well, if you mean an all inclusive “OUR”, then it really isn’t a country: It’s just a place.”

    To the contrary, it’s our country and our home.

    “If Somalian refugees are “Americans”, then American means someone who is in America and nothing more. It’s just a place.”

    How do you think your ancestors became “Americans” (provided you are one)?

    “So, no: Its my COUNTRY, and you are in my COUNTRY. You are a foreigner…”

    Ma’am, I’m an American, born and raised here. Polish, Dutch, and German. But perhaps you are of the mentality of Alt Right leader Vox Day, who recently opined “An American is a descendant of the mostly British men who settled the Thirteen Colonies and fought the War for Independence that is celebrated today. Americans are the Posterity of the Preamble, whose rights are articulated in the United States Constitution, whose “British brethren” were described in the Declaration of Independence, and whose forefathers declared Independence from the King of England. No one else is an American, regardless of what ideas they claim to believe, where they reside, or what paperwork they carry.”

  325. @Hrw-500
    @Known Fact

    They did once an attempt in 2002 to reboot the Time Tunnel and the pilot of this proposed reboot was released in 2006.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0313707/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwzrASTN4dQ

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Wow, interesting try — thanks!

  326. HA says:
    @John Johnson
    @R.G. Camara

    Relatedly, back in the 70s when gays and Jews took over Broadway and decided to make every villain the white straight male Christian patriarchy, suddenly white straight gentile males stopped going to the shows.

    When was the straight period exactly?

    I would bet that the advent of television had more to do with it.

    The whole concept of broadway is pretty gay. Who wants to watch men prance and sing for two hours?

    Anyways Rodgers and Hammerstein did a lot of the 40s/50s classics and they were Jews.

    A lot of those plays were probably directed at women with the expectation that they will drag in their husbands.

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @HA

    “When was the straight period exactly?”

    I’m guessing you need to go back before 1940:

    As legitimate Broadway shows closed, stock burlesque impresarios like the Minskys expanded from working class neighborhoods and leased theaters in and around Times Square… By the late 1930s, a crackdown on burlesque by clergy, anti-vice factions and local businesses began its gradual downfall. The shows had slowly changed from ensemble ribald variety performances, to simple performances focusing mostly on the striptease. In New York, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia clamped down on burlesque beginning in 1937 and effectively put it out of business by the early 1940s.

  327. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    What creativity crisis?

    I give you ( well, Hulu gives you) 'Bad Hair.' It's a satire ( or is it?).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Hair_(2020_film)

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    Justin Simien? Simien?

  328. @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    “To build something, that will be yours and yours–belong to your people, your posterity–forever … then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself.”

    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land. So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    “What the hell has happened to my country?”

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @rebel yell, @AnotherDad

    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land.

    Yeah, so what? No way stone age natives were going to hold on to this land with modern people on the move and expanding. Better us to take it by force from the natives than the French, Spanish, Chinese or whoever else.

    So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    It’s not – so what?

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.

    It’s not evolving – you’re taking it by force, same as we took it. But don’t get ahead of yourself – you haven’t won just yet.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @rebel yell

    "Better us to take it by force from the natives than the French, Spanish, Chinese or whoever else."

    Based on your logic, the Jews have every right to remove the Palestinians from Israel. Great to know you support them something that is immoral and unjust.

    "So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values? It’s not – so what?"

    At least you are being honest here. But you do realize that you not as '"civilized" as you believe. You could learn a thing or two about the "stone age natives".

    https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/ecologically-noble-savage

    "It’s not evolving – you’re taking it by force, same as we took it. "

    LOL, now you are just being silly here. How can I take something by force when it's already yours and mine to begin with?

    Replies: @rebel yell

  329. @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    “To build something, that will be yours and yours–belong to your people, your posterity–forever … then you must build it yourself and do the work yourself.”

    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land. So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    “What the hell has happened to my country?”

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.

    Replies: @Old Prude, @rebel yell, @AnotherDad

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.

    Yeah and the heat death of the universe too …

    I know i’m talking to the brick wall, but your statement doesn’t mean what you think. (To the extent it is true Heraclitus said it much better.)

    It’s true a piece of physical dirt will not have exactly the same civilization on it in the future. The point is that “evolve” can be anything from the current inhabitants wiped out, to the same people–the posterity of the current people–living a good life, with more prosperity and their culture intact, enhanced, flourishing. Sane people prefer the later. They don’t want replacement. They have children and want their children to carry on the nation/civilization after they are gone.

    Life over death.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    "The point is that “evolve” can be anything from the current inhabitants wiped out, to the same people–the posterity of the current people–living a good life, with more prosperity and their culture intact, enhanced, flourishing. Sane people prefer the later. They don’t want replacement. They have children and want their children to carry on the nation/civilization after they are gone.

    Tell that to the natives who were here in the first place! Do you even comprehend the irony? Now, your buddy RebelYell has no problem to remove by force those who stand in his way of "his country". So do you think that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    Regardless, the posterity of the current people living in America comes from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It's who we are. That's why it's OUR country--yours and mine!

    Replies: @Boomthorkell

  330. @njguy73
    @Johnplywood

    Latin America doesn't have a blonde fetish?

    Are you kidding me?

    Have you never seen a minute of Telemundo or Univision?

    Replies: @R.G. Camara, @Johnplywood

    Yes, I have seen Telemundo and almost no one on it is blond. Telemundo also doesn’t reflect Latin American preferences.

    In the United States, black haired East Asian and Latin American women are considered more attractive than blond white women, by White, hispanic, Black and East Asian males.

  331. @rebel yell
    @Corvinus


    As you admit, by kicking the native people off their own land.
     
    Yeah, so what? No way stone age natives were going to hold on to this land with modern people on the move and expanding. Better us to take it by force from the natives than the French, Spanish, Chinese or whoever else.

    So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values?
     
    It's not - so what?

    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.
     
    It's not evolving - you're taking it by force, same as we took it. But don't get ahead of yourself - you haven't won just yet.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Better us to take it by force from the natives than the French, Spanish, Chinese or whoever else.”

    Based on your logic, the Jews have every right to remove the Palestinians from Israel. Great to know you support them something that is immoral and unjust.

    “So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values? It’s not – so what?”

    At least you are being honest here. But you do realize that you not as ‘”civilized” as you believe. You could learn a thing or two about the “stone age natives”.

    https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/ecologically-noble-savage

    “It’s not evolving – you’re taking it by force, same as we took it. ”

    LOL, now you are just being silly here. How can I take something by force when it’s already yours and mine to begin with?

    • Replies: @rebel yell
    @Corvinus


    Based on your logic, the Jews have every right to remove the Palestinians from Israel. Great to know you support them something that is immoral and unjust.
     
    I don't care who wins in the Middle East - let the Russians or the Chinese be the regional power broker there. What is immoral is sticking your sanctimonious nose in every dispute in the world.

    At least you are being honest here. But you do realize that you not as ‘”civilized” as you believe. You could learn a thing or two about the “stone age natives”.
     
    Americans built a society that was stable, orderly, and prosperous, while maintaining a maximum of personal freedom. That is civilized. Stone age natives lived violent dead-end lives by comparison.

    How can I take something by force when it’s already yours and mine to begin with?
     
    You do it with crime - illegal immigration, riots, sky-rocketing murder rates, illegal voting, political graft and bribery.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  332. @AnotherDad
    @Corvinus


    It’s OUR country, my white friend. And countries evolve.
     
    Yeah and the heat death of the universe too ...

    I know i'm talking to the brick wall, but your statement doesn't mean what you think. (To the extent it is true Heraclitus said it much better.)

    It's true a piece of physical dirt will not have exactly the same civilization on it in the future. The point is that "evolve" can be anything from the current inhabitants wiped out, to the same people--the posterity of the current people--living a good life, with more prosperity and their culture intact, enhanced, flourishing. Sane people prefer the later. They don't want replacement. They have children and want their children to carry on the nation/civilization after they are gone.

    Life over death.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “The point is that “evolve” can be anything from the current inhabitants wiped out, to the same people–the posterity of the current people–living a good life, with more prosperity and their culture intact, enhanced, flourishing. Sane people prefer the later. They don’t want replacement. They have children and want their children to carry on the nation/civilization after they are gone.

    Tell that to the natives who were here in the first place! Do you even comprehend the irony? Now, your buddy RebelYell has no problem to remove by force those who stand in his way of “his country”. So do you think that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    Regardless, the posterity of the current people living in America comes from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It’s who we are. That’s why it’s OUR country–yours and mine!

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
    @Corvinus

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I doubt it belongs to either.

    Replies: @Foreign Expert

  333. @Corvinus
    @rebel yell

    "Better us to take it by force from the natives than the French, Spanish, Chinese or whoever else."

    Based on your logic, the Jews have every right to remove the Palestinians from Israel. Great to know you support them something that is immoral and unjust.

    "So how is that action compatible with Christian principles and values? It’s not – so what?"

    At least you are being honest here. But you do realize that you not as '"civilized" as you believe. You could learn a thing or two about the "stone age natives".

    https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/ecologically-noble-savage

    "It’s not evolving – you’re taking it by force, same as we took it. "

    LOL, now you are just being silly here. How can I take something by force when it's already yours and mine to begin with?

    Replies: @rebel yell

    Based on your logic, the Jews have every right to remove the Palestinians from Israel. Great to know you support them something that is immoral and unjust.

    I don’t care who wins in the Middle East – let the Russians or the Chinese be the regional power broker there. What is immoral is sticking your sanctimonious nose in every dispute in the world.

    At least you are being honest here. But you do realize that you not as ‘”civilized” as you believe. You could learn a thing or two about the “stone age natives”.

    Americans built a society that was stable, orderly, and prosperous, while maintaining a maximum of personal freedom. That is civilized. Stone age natives lived violent dead-end lives by comparison.

    How can I take something by force when it’s already yours and mine to begin with?

    You do it with crime – illegal immigration, riots, sky-rocketing murder rates, illegal voting, political graft and bribery.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @rebel yell

    "I don’t care who wins in the Middle East – let the Russians or the Chinese be the regional power broker there. What is immoral is sticking your sanctimonious nose in every dispute in the world."

    Thanks for the strawman AND red herring.

    "Americans built a society that was stable, orderly, and prosperous, while maintaining a maximum of personal freedom. That is civilized."

    The means by which that society was built was at times other than civilized. And, Americans, as in whites and non-whites, Europeans and non-Europeans.

    "Stone age natives lived violent dead-end lives by comparison".

    Not quite, as my source clearly proves.

    "You do it with crime – illegal immigration, riots, sky-rocketing murder rates, illegal voting, political graft and bribery".

    LOL, what, you think I'm Lex Luthor incognito? Again, you just being silly here.

  334. @rebel yell
    @Corvinus


    Based on your logic, the Jews have every right to remove the Palestinians from Israel. Great to know you support them something that is immoral and unjust.
     
    I don't care who wins in the Middle East - let the Russians or the Chinese be the regional power broker there. What is immoral is sticking your sanctimonious nose in every dispute in the world.

    At least you are being honest here. But you do realize that you not as ‘”civilized” as you believe. You could learn a thing or two about the “stone age natives”.
     
    Americans built a society that was stable, orderly, and prosperous, while maintaining a maximum of personal freedom. That is civilized. Stone age natives lived violent dead-end lives by comparison.

    How can I take something by force when it’s already yours and mine to begin with?
     
    You do it with crime - illegal immigration, riots, sky-rocketing murder rates, illegal voting, political graft and bribery.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I don’t care who wins in the Middle East – let the Russians or the Chinese be the regional power broker there. What is immoral is sticking your sanctimonious nose in every dispute in the world.”

    Thanks for the strawman AND red herring.

    “Americans built a society that was stable, orderly, and prosperous, while maintaining a maximum of personal freedom. That is civilized.”

    The means by which that society was built was at times other than civilized. And, Americans, as in whites and non-whites, Europeans and non-Europeans.

    “Stone age natives lived violent dead-end lives by comparison”.

    Not quite, as my source clearly proves.

    “You do it with crime – illegal immigration, riots, sky-rocketing murder rates, illegal voting, political graft and bribery”.

    LOL, what, you think I’m Lex Luthor incognito? Again, you just being silly here.

  335. @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    "The point is that “evolve” can be anything from the current inhabitants wiped out, to the same people–the posterity of the current people–living a good life, with more prosperity and their culture intact, enhanced, flourishing. Sane people prefer the later. They don’t want replacement. They have children and want their children to carry on the nation/civilization after they are gone.

    Tell that to the natives who were here in the first place! Do you even comprehend the irony? Now, your buddy RebelYell has no problem to remove by force those who stand in his way of "his country". So do you think that action compatible with Christian principles and values?

    Regardless, the posterity of the current people living in America comes from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It's who we are. That's why it's OUR country--yours and mine!

    Replies: @Boomthorkell

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I doubt it belongs to either.

    • Replies: @Foreign Expert
    @Boomthorkell

    The Thai word for five is ha. ห้า
    You could shorten this by writing 55555555555, ( and they do).

  336. @Anon
    @Pat Hannagan

    The first song in this Oh Sees set live in Paris is so perfect I've never been able to get beyond the first song.

    https://youtu.be/jvh_Txnam2U

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Pat Hannagan

    They’re alot like AC/DC live. I remember watching If You Want Blood You’ve Got It live several decades ago with a great Uni mate of mine on late night Oz music TV called Rage, and once the set was over we sat there in equally stunned into silence, moved beyond all comprehension and sounds, let alone words.

    Nothing after that moment could compare to what we’d just seen and it was if everything we heard was the visual equivalent of watching black and white TV after colour.

    Thanks so much for your video. Brilliant!

    John Dwyer cannot be beat.

  337. @Boomthorkell
    @Corvinus

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I doubt it belongs to either.

    Replies: @Foreign Expert

    The Thai word for five is ha. ห้า
    You could shorten this by writing 55555555555, ( and they do).

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