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The Flight Club shoe store on Melrose Boulevard in West Hollywood got looted by The Protesters.

The Flight Club, in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, specializes in extremely expensive versions of sneakers, such as the “just dropped” $295 “AIR JORDAN 4 RETRO “COURT PURPLE” and the $375 “YEEZY BOOST 700 MNVN “TRIPLE BLACK,“” (Is Michael Jordan still cool? He was oppressively cool when I was a young man, but that was a long, long time ago, both for me and Michael.)

In the 1992 L.A. Rodney King Riots, the rioters started by looting local Korean-owned liquor stores. It only eventually dawned upon the liquor-addled brains of the looters that there was better stuff to steal in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills than in their own dumpy neighborhoods, by which points the cops had gotten organized enough to stop them. This time, however, The Protestors went quickly for their favorite stores, like Flight Exchange, in the best parts of town.

It’s interesting to observe the ecstatic body language of the looters. They don’t steal from their fellow looters coming out of the store, presumably with better stuff than what’s left. Instead, they themselves want to go into the store and SHOP. It’s like when Romy and Michelle tear up at the end of watching Pretty Women when the snooty bitches on Rodeo Drive finally let Julia Roberts shop:

This should be a scene in “Romy and Michelle’s 40th High School Reunion:”

Johnny Carson’s last two guests in May 1992 were Bette Midler and Robin Williams:

WILLIAMS: This is a wild night, especially with the world in such interesting–I was going to bring you a VCR, but the stores had none.

CARSON: A little low, are they?

WILLIAMS: Yeah. Somebody I guess had done a little political shopping.
It’s very difficult. You see people going, “Yeah man!”
“It’s for Rodney King! And the five TVs are for me.”
Yeah, they caught the one guy. They always catch the one whino.
“All right, yeah, man. I’m really pissed off about Don King.”
“The Don King thing has got me down, man.” “Damn.”
And they brought in the National Guard. They didn’t come with bullets, which is always an interesting thing.

CARSON: They couldn’t find them.

WILLIAMS: They couldn’t find them.
So they’re out in the streets going, “Hey everybody. We are the world.”
It’s a difficult thing.

CARSON: Ah, yeah. But you know.

WILLIAMS: They said they saw BMWs pulling up to the Radio Shack. That must be great.
“This is fabulous. This is great.”
“I wonder if we can get store credit if you don’t already have it.”

 
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  1. Operation Nike Freedom

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @AnonAnon
    @Ron Mexico

    No Justice, No Purse!

    — tweeted under a video of a Louis Vuitton store being looted in Portland.

  2. “Gentle Giant”

    George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around

    Standing at 6 feet 6, he was a star tight end for Jack Yates High School, where he earned the nickname “Gentle Giant” from classmates.

    In 2007, Floyd was charged with armed robbery in a home invasion in Houston, in which another man posed as a water department worker in an attempt to gain access to a woman’s residence, according to court documents.

    When the woman realized he wasn’t actually a water department worker, she tried to close the door. That’s when five other men got out of a car that had just pulled up and forced their way inside.

    According to charging documents, the largest man in the group, whom the victim identified as Floyd, “[gently] forced his way inside the residence, [gently] placed a pistol against the complainant’s abdomen, and [gently] forced her into the living room area of the residence.”

    Floyd in 2009 was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in the case.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    A riot for the Gentle Giant.

    , @Prester John
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Interesting. Didn't know that Floyd had a prior history of expressing himself as a black man.

    , @Jane Plain
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    "George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around"

    Can any of us say he did not succeed?

    , @black sea
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    I guess not killing or raping -- or killing and raping -- your robbery victim as you press a gun into her ribs qualifies as "gentle" these days.

  3. Back to the 1960s, there have been both white Leftists and blacks opine that it’s too bad that blacks don’t protest in rich areas, so the rich have to see their suffering up close. I believe it was rapperette Sistuh Souljuh who called for blacks to stop killing each other so often by having a day to kill whites.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Jake

    The goodwhites were already on this.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2yc2r8

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Ganderson

  4. They don’t steal from their fellow looters coming out of the store, presumably with better stuff than what’s left.

    They did in the Rodney King riots. I remember watching a clip of two women with an enormous looted TV set being approached by two thuggish-looking guys in a pickup truck. As soon as the women saw them approaching, they knew what was coming and relinquished the merchandise without any protest.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Rob McX

    'They did in the Rodney King riots. I remember watching a clip of two women with an enormous looted TV set being approached by two thuggish-looking guys in a pickup truck. As soon as the women saw them approaching, they knew what was coming and relinquished the merchandise without any protest.'

    I assume that'll be a template for the new order.

    , @Lugash
    @Rob McX

    At one of the loot and scoot events there were three presumable Bloods(all dressed in red by a red car) who tripped and chased down a guy coming out of a store with his hands full of show boxes that they then snatched.

    , @Stebbing Heuer
    @Rob McX

    A community-level Internal Revenue Service.

  5. Once their need for fly sneakers is finally fulfilled their innate sense of justice will be sated.

  6. Reverse Reginald Denny

    VIDEO: Leftist Protester [aka carjacker] Killed, Dragged by FedEx Truck in Downtown St. Louis after Mob Shuts Down Highway and Attack His Truck

    On Thursday night far left protesters attempted to loot a moving UPS truck during their violent protests and rioting in Minneapolis.
    The entire hoist was captured on video.

    One semi truck driver attempted an escape from the violent mob and ended up dragging a protester who was caught between his two trailers.

    the protester CLIMBED BETWEEN HIS TWO TRAILERS!
    The mob was banging on his truck.
    You can see the protester was stuck between the trailers.
    The more the mob banged on his truck the more the driver was determined to get away.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    Darwin Award winner for May.

  7. It is a bird people doing the looters g possibly neo nazis that have infiltrated the protestors

    Everyone agrees with the above

    Ge read Sabaa Tahir to see what People of Color think

    How do you guys expect to win when everyone is against you

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    @Josh Rubin

    There can be only one Tiny Duck.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Josh Rubin


    It is a bird people doing the looters g
     
    https://res.cloudinary.com/teepublic/image/private/s--Sbz4UsGj--/c_crop,x_10,y_10/c_fit,h_830/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1038,w_1038,x_-146,y_-104/l_upload:v1565806151:production:blanks:vdbwo35fw6qtflw9kezw/fl_layer_apply,g_north_west,x_-257,y_-215/b_rgb:ffb81c/c_limit,f_jpg,h_630,q_90,w_630/v1485359881/production/designs/1142677_1.jpg
    , @fish
    @Josh Rubin

    Ohs Tinys.......was dat U be'n doin lootin?

    Replies: @Prester John

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Josh Rubin

    "see what People of Color think"

    Please use the proper spelling: People of Colour. For example: In London, the People of Colour are marching in support for George Floyd's orgy of chaos and destruction.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  8. @Josh Rubin
    It is a bird people doing the looters g possibly neo nazis that have infiltrated the protestors

    Everyone agrees with the above

    Ge read Sabaa Tahir to see what People of Color think

    How do you guys expect to win when everyone is against you

    Replies: @Ian Smith, @MEH 0910, @fish, @SunBakedSuburb

    There can be only one Tiny Duck.

  9. Is Michael Jordan still cool?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dance_(TV_series)

    The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. Directed by Jason Hehir, the series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson.

    The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 in the United States, while its episodes were released on Netflix internationally the day after their US airings. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing.


    [MORE]

    ‘The Last Dance’ exclusive trailer and footage: The untold story of Michael Jordan and the Bulls

    Trailer: “The Last Dance” 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @MEH 0910

    Oh man, Charles Smith. The Knicks’ Zapruder film, as my friend called it.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @MEH 0910

    Well done, but that was a ton of work to let iSteve know that yes, MJ is still cool.

    MJ is still cool because he played in an NBA era of physical defense that was loaded with other Hall of Fame caliber players, coaches, and teams.

    Most of the time he prevailed over them, many times making it look easy.

    It also helps that MJ and the Bulls had real, intense rivalries with all those other great players and teams. There was genuine bad blood, none of this, "Oh, after the game let's all go party at the club and post up on Instagram!" crap that was prevalent in recent years.

    , @flyingtiger
    @MEH 0910

    Michael Jordan wears earrings, smokes cigars, and plays poker. Totally uncool.

    , @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1270472753406074880

  10. About the relative uppityness of various races, whites seem to riot and loot as much as blacks, ditto for East Asians rioting in Hong Kong, and also remember all of those violent Korean labor protests in the late 90s/early 2000s? I guess that jeopardizrs the theory that only blacks have an elevated tendency to riot? The only ethnicity in modern times that does not seem to have riots are Japanese after WW2, maybe all their uppity types were killed in WW2? Although it was first blacks who started to loot and then whites followed. But then in Hong Kong you also see a lot of East Asian pavement ape type behavior such as beating up old people.

    • Troll: Lurker
  11. @Hippopotamusdrome
    Reverse Reginald Denny


    VIDEO: Leftist Protester [aka carjacker] Killed, Dragged by FedEx Truck in Downtown St. Louis after Mob Shuts Down Highway and Attack His Truck

    On Thursday night far left protesters attempted to loot a moving UPS truck during their violent protests and rioting in Minneapolis.
    The entire hoist was captured on video.

    One semi truck driver attempted an escape from the violent mob and ended up dragging a protester who was caught between his two trailers.

    the protester CLIMBED BETWEEN HIS TWO TRAILERS!
    The mob was banging on his truck.
    You can see the protester was stuck between the trailers.
    The more the mob banged on his truck the more the driver was determined to get away.

     

    https://pictshare.net/9si99d.jpg

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Darwin Award winner for May.

  12. anonymous[884] • Disclaimer says:

    Michael Jordan is timelessly cool, although he is not as idolized as he was back in the day. Kobe Bryant is more of a hero to younger people.

    Jordan’s apparel, though, is still as coveted as any.

  13. Didn’t Williams hang himself off the door knob of his walk-in closet (full of expensive clothes and shoes – probably a couple of pairs of Jordans were on a rack). Man, talk about dedication to the craft.

  14. Like most Robin Williams routines, I had no idea what he was trying to say, but there were a few good lines.

  15. They better not loot near my 83 year old mom on the Upper East Side or she will tell them she’s really disappointed in them, misses seeing her grandkids and ask if they can help her fix her computer. And offer some cookies.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @hhsiii

    That once legitimately happened in Denmark. Rival immigrant gangs were in conflict and some of them went to the hospital to finish off one of their targets. They ran around shouting and causing a lot of trouble for a bit until an older nurse chastised them and shamed them for their behaviour. They promptly left.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @hhsiii

    Disappointed in them? You mean, like the Penguin is disappointed with Jake and Elwood?

    (Sorry, Steve, I like this scene just as much as you like the one with the Smelly Cat girl watching Pretty Woman shop.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqkowVU5mZI

  16. Welcome to the Wakanda Mall. Everything is permanently out of stock – except bullet casings and ash.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    I prefer 'Mall of Wakanda'.

    , @Lurker
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    https://i.imgflip.com/43jcdy.jpg

  17. @MEH 0910

    Is Michael Jordan still cool?
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dance_(TV_series)

    The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. Directed by Jason Hehir, the series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson.

    The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 in the United States, while its episodes were released on Netflix internationally the day after their US airings. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing.
     
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/The_Last_Dance_2020.jpg

    'The Last Dance' exclusive trailer and footage: The untold story of Michael Jordan and the Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peh9Yqf1GXc

    Trailer: “The Last Dance” 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Z9JtNcCWY

    Replies: @hhsiii, @The Wild Geese Howard, @flyingtiger, @MEH 0910

    Oh man, Charles Smith. The Knicks’ Zapruder film, as my friend called it.

  18. The culture still had a sense of humor in 1992 evidently.

  19. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @hhsiii
    They better not loot near my 83 year old mom on the Upper East Side or she will tell them she’s really disappointed in them, misses seeing her grandkids and ask if they can help her fix her computer. And offer some cookies.

    Replies: @Altai, @Achmed E. Newman

    That once legitimately happened in Denmark. Rival immigrant gangs were in conflict and some of them went to the hospital to finish off one of their targets. They ran around shouting and causing a lot of trouble for a bit until an older nurse chastised them and shamed them for their behaviour. They promptly left.

    • Thanks: hhsiii
  20. anon[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Tanya Kerssen

    Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch.

    Duh, what does “GET INSIDE! GO IN YOUR HOUSE! GET INSIDE NOW!” mean in Special Snowflake speak? How much of a retarded narcissist does a girl have to be to look at a squad of men in riot gear yelling “GET INSIDE” and just stand there running vid on her phone…then be surprised when the paintballs come flying?

    Just dumb. Then we see some pudgy person half-dressed as Antifa on the staircase, duh, maybe the cops in riot gear kinda keyed on that one for some mysterious reason? Did that HMMV with the gun tub on top just drive down the street for randomness?

    Geeze. “Hi, we’re dressed like rioters and won’t obey your instructions, Mr. Police….hey, whut?”

    Special Snowflake Privilege. Right there.

    • Troll: Chris Mallory
    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    @anon

    Yes, there was so much rioting going on in that residential area. The damn cops had no business ordering anyone into their homes.

    , @1661er
    @anon

    Looks like one of the rare Third Amendment violation to me.

  21. About Yeezy trainers that may have been among the looted goodies from Flight Club – they have a very protruding heel, like the rest of the Yeezy range.

    In fact, lots of trainers now have this feature. Is this in imitation (the designers might use a more upbeat word) of the way blacks’ heels often seem to stick out a bit more than those of whites?

  22. @Josh Rubin
    It is a bird people doing the looters g possibly neo nazis that have infiltrated the protestors

    Everyone agrees with the above

    Ge read Sabaa Tahir to see what People of Color think

    How do you guys expect to win when everyone is against you

    Replies: @Ian Smith, @MEH 0910, @fish, @SunBakedSuburb

    It is a bird people doing the looters g

    • LOL: Cortes
  23. @Josh Rubin
    It is a bird people doing the looters g possibly neo nazis that have infiltrated the protestors

    Everyone agrees with the above

    Ge read Sabaa Tahir to see what People of Color think

    How do you guys expect to win when everyone is against you

    Replies: @Ian Smith, @MEH 0910, @fish, @SunBakedSuburb

    Ohs Tinys…….was dat U be’n doin lootin?

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @fish

    "Josh Rubin". Is that, like, "Whoopie Goldberg."

  24. @Jake
    Back to the 1960s, there have been both white Leftists and blacks opine that it's too bad that blacks don't protest in rich areas, so the rich have to see their suffering up close. I believe it was rapperette Sistuh Souljuh who called for blacks to stop killing each other so often by having a day to kill whites.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    The goodwhites were already on this.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Almost Missouri

    Ha, my Uncle had that National Lampoon album. Radio Dinner.

    , @Ganderson
    @Almost Missouri

    I’ve been looking for this - where’d you find it? I figure it had been scrubbed from the web! In a similar vein, in the old song Tie Me Kangaroo Down , Sport, many versions one can find have a verse cut, the one that goes, “let me Abos go loose, Lou, ...”

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  25. @Almost Missouri
    @Jake

    The goodwhites were already on this.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2yc2r8

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Ganderson

    Ha, my Uncle had that National Lampoon album. Radio Dinner.

  26. Looters respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

  27. @Rob McX

    They don’t steal from their fellow looters coming out of the store, presumably with better stuff than what’s left.
     
    They did in the Rodney King riots. I remember watching a clip of two women with an enormous looted TV set being approached by two thuggish-looking guys in a pickup truck. As soon as the women saw them approaching, they knew what was coming and relinquished the merchandise without any protest.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Lugash, @Stebbing Heuer

    ‘They did in the Rodney King riots. I remember watching a clip of two women with an enormous looted TV set being approached by two thuggish-looking guys in a pickup truck. As soon as the women saw them approaching, they knew what was coming and relinquished the merchandise without any protest.’

    I assume that’ll be a template for the new order.

  28. The Flight Club shoe store on Melrose Boulevard in West Hollywood got looted by The Protesters.

    How do you expect these people to jog without the appropriate footwear?

  29. On the Dlive GloomTube feed last night, I watched a local news interview with shop owners, looked like a husband and wife in there early 40s, wearing stylish masks. Looters had come into their store but not done much damage because they are a service business. The interviewer kept asking them to express an emotion, any emotion. Shock? Horror? Sadness?? The interviewer was getting frustrated and asking basically the same question over and over, because they would never say anything even slightly Anti-Looter without adding “but we understand the frustration” “what this is all about” “Lives come before business” etc. etc.

    I wonder if this is how they really felt, having their lives flash in front of their eyes for a minute as armed strangers marauded them? But I’m thinking, “They’re afraid of becoming Karen’s on world star hip-hop. But they’re still “boomer-enough” to want their 15 seconds of fame on the news. They literally said nothing for about 10 minutes.

  30. LAPD kiosk arsonist caught on tape. Not a looter or protester.

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @Mr. R

    A member of Waffen Antifa. I hear that Trumpy wants to designate Antifa as a "terrorist organization" but already the ACLU has lodged a protest. Would love to see how much $$s changed hands, when, and among whom.

  31. @Rob McX

    They don’t steal from their fellow looters coming out of the store, presumably with better stuff than what’s left.
     
    They did in the Rodney King riots. I remember watching a clip of two women with an enormous looted TV set being approached by two thuggish-looking guys in a pickup truck. As soon as the women saw them approaching, they knew what was coming and relinquished the merchandise without any protest.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Lugash, @Stebbing Heuer

    At one of the loot and scoot events there were three presumable Bloods(all dressed in red by a red car) who tripped and chased down a guy coming out of a store with his hands full of show boxes that they then snatched.

  32. I never thought Robin Williams was very funny, his act always came off annoying to me. Reading an actual text of what he said only reinforced that view.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @neprof


    I never thought Robin Williams was very funny, his act always came off annoying to me.
     
    I have the same sort of heretical thoughts about Bill Murray, mainly with regard to what everyone else seems to believe is his impeccable comic timing.

    Replies: @neprof

    , @PSR
    @neprof

    Agree; it always felt to me that he was trying too hard.

  33. @Hippopotamusdrome
    "Gentle Giant"


    George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around

    Standing at 6 feet 6, he was a star tight end for Jack Yates High School, where he earned the nickname “Gentle Giant” from classmates.

    In 2007, Floyd was charged with armed robbery in a home invasion in Houston, in which another man posed as a water department worker in an attempt to gain access to a woman’s residence, according to court documents.

    When the woman realized he wasn’t actually a water department worker, she tried to close the door. That’s when five other men got out of a car that had just pulled up and forced their way inside.

    According to charging documents, the largest man in the group, whom the victim identified as Floyd, “[gently] forced his way inside the residence, [gently] placed a pistol against the complainant’s abdomen, and [gently] forced her into the living room area of the residence.”

    Floyd in 2009 was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in the case.

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Prester John, @Jane Plain, @black sea

    A riot for the Gentle Giant.

  34. @Josh Rubin
    It is a bird people doing the looters g possibly neo nazis that have infiltrated the protestors

    Everyone agrees with the above

    Ge read Sabaa Tahir to see what People of Color think

    How do you guys expect to win when everyone is against you

    Replies: @Ian Smith, @MEH 0910, @fish, @SunBakedSuburb

    “see what People of Color think”

    Please use the proper spelling: People of Colour. For example: In London, the People of Colour are marching in support for George Floyd’s orgy of chaos and destruction.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Fuck "u".

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  35. Speaking of videos, check out this one I just came across on Youtube:

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    @Joe H

    Looks like that beautiful film Cinema Paradiso.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Joe H

    Wow.


    To the Virgin, my land, and my village,
    I raise a glass.
    Forever loyal. ...
    This is unity. ...
    I am doing the right thing. ...
    We are here and we are free.
     
    Has The Guardian gone so far left that it reemerged on the right without realizing it?
  36. @hhsiii
    They better not loot near my 83 year old mom on the Upper East Side or she will tell them she’s really disappointed in them, misses seeing her grandkids and ask if they can help her fix her computer. And offer some cookies.

    Replies: @Altai, @Achmed E. Newman

    Disappointed in them? You mean, like the Penguin is disappointed with Jake and Elwood?

    (Sorry, Steve, I like this scene just as much as you like the one with the Smelly Cat girl watching Pretty Woman shop.)

    • LOL: hhsiii
  37. @neprof
    I never thought Robin Williams was very funny, his act always came off annoying to me. Reading an actual text of what he said only reinforced that view.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @PSR

    I never thought Robin Williams was very funny, his act always came off annoying to me.

    I have the same sort of heretical thoughts about Bill Murray, mainly with regard to what everyone else seems to believe is his impeccable comic timing.

    • Replies: @neprof
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Both are/were good as character actors in more serious roles, e.g. Murry in Broken Flowers and Williams in Awakenings.

  38. @MEH 0910

    Is Michael Jordan still cool?
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dance_(TV_series)

    The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. Directed by Jason Hehir, the series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson.

    The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 in the United States, while its episodes were released on Netflix internationally the day after their US airings. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing.
     
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/The_Last_Dance_2020.jpg

    'The Last Dance' exclusive trailer and footage: The untold story of Michael Jordan and the Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peh9Yqf1GXc

    Trailer: “The Last Dance” 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Z9JtNcCWY

    Replies: @hhsiii, @The Wild Geese Howard, @flyingtiger, @MEH 0910

    Well done, but that was a ton of work to let iSteve know that yes, MJ is still cool.

    MJ is still cool because he played in an NBA era of physical defense that was loaded with other Hall of Fame caliber players, coaches, and teams.

    Most of the time he prevailed over them, many times making it look easy.

    It also helps that MJ and the Bulls had real, intense rivalries with all those other great players and teams. There was genuine bad blood, none of this, “Oh, after the game let’s all go party at the club and post up on Instagram!” crap that was prevalent in recent years.

  39. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:

    (Is Michael Jordan still cool? He was oppressively cool when I was a young man, but that was a long, long time ago, both for me and Michael.)

    Jordan himself I don’t think is considered very cool. But as the greatest player ever and the elder statesman of basketball, he’s not disrespected and put down for not being very cool.

    I think he’s regarded as a cornball. He grew up in rural North Carolina with 2 parents, had a close relationship with his father. He has middle class white dad type hobbies and interests like golf, cigars, baseball, Vegas, cards, gambling, etc. He’s generally always sought mainstream respectability.

  40. This time, however, The Protestors went quickly for their favorite stores, like Flight Exchange, in the best parts of town.

    Yes, funny thing. It’s almost as if shopping lists had already been made.

  41. Oh, Robin Williams, says Butthead, I know that guy. He’s the one who talks real fast so you can’t tell he’s not funny.

    You scumbag professional race-baiter. You are the rioter.

  42. @neprof
    I never thought Robin Williams was very funny, his act always came off annoying to me. Reading an actual text of what he said only reinforced that view.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @PSR

    Agree; it always felt to me that he was trying too hard.

  43. @anon
    Tanya Kerssen

    Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch.
     
    Duh, what does "GET INSIDE! GO IN YOUR HOUSE! GET INSIDE NOW!" mean in Special Snowflake speak? How much of a retarded narcissist does a girl have to be to look at a squad of men in riot gear yelling "GET INSIDE" and just stand there running vid on her phone...then be surprised when the paintballs come flying?

    Just dumb. Then we see some pudgy person half-dressed as Antifa on the staircase, duh, maybe the cops in riot gear kinda keyed on that one for some mysterious reason? Did that HMMV with the gun tub on top just drive down the street for randomness?

    Geeze. "Hi, we're dressed like rioters and won't obey your instructions, Mr. Police....hey, whut?"

    Special Snowflake Privilege. Right there.

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @1661er

    Yes, there was so much rioting going on in that residential area. The damn cops had no business ordering anyone into their homes.

  44. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @neprof


    I never thought Robin Williams was very funny, his act always came off annoying to me.
     
    I have the same sort of heretical thoughts about Bill Murray, mainly with regard to what everyone else seems to believe is his impeccable comic timing.

    Replies: @neprof

    Both are/were good as character actors in more serious roles, e.g. Murry in Broken Flowers and Williams in Awakenings.

  45. Trump designates Antifa terrorist group! Maybe Walz and Frey shouldn’t have went down the blame the alt right road…

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/antifa-terrorist-organization-president-trump

  46. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Josh Rubin

    "see what People of Color think"

    Please use the proper spelling: People of Colour. For example: In London, the People of Colour are marching in support for George Floyd's orgy of chaos and destruction.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Fuck “u”.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Stan Adams

    In case anyone is wondering, at the time I wrote this comment, I had just completed an unpleasant exchange with an English SJW. She smugly asserted that America's "uniquely evil" legacy of racism/slavery/discrimination/etc. was going to be our undoing. So I wasn't in an especially pro-British mood at that particular moment.

    That being said, I like our American spellings and will defend our linguistic sovereignty to the death.

  47. Anonymous[509] • Disclaimer says:

    Blacks pretend to be outraged and hurt when a black person is victim of police brutality, but deep down inside, they love it. It like winning the lottery or ‘blottery’, or police blotter lottery. It’s jackpot time as they know (1) elites will profusely apologize (2) cops will be told to stand down (3) many blacks will come out for early black friday ‘shopping’. Power in numbers.

    Blacks are usually disappointed when a police brutality story doesn’t really pan out. Blacks pray for a true police brutality story so that blacks will rush out en masse and smash stuff, thereby creating conditions for mass looting without repercussions before whites with deer-in-headlight expressions.

    The latest story is closest to the perfect storm blacks were waiting for. This really does look bad for the police.

    Rage justified celebration by rioting and looting. They can give full vent to let-the-good-times-roll.

    Granted, such mentality exists in all races. It’s like the Bounty Hunters really getting a kick out of the mayhem in the opening scene of THE WILD BUNCH. “This is better than a hog-killing.”
    Blacks just have more of it as the loot-gene was less weeded out among them by evolution.

  48. I think he’s regarded as a cornball. He grew up in rural North Carolina with 2 parents, had a close relationship with his father. He has middle class white dad type hobbies and interests like golf, cigars, baseball, Vegas, cards, gambling, etc. He’s generally always sought mainstream respectability.

    He famously said “Republicans buy sneakers too.”

  49. @Hippopotamusdrome
    "Gentle Giant"


    George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around

    Standing at 6 feet 6, he was a star tight end for Jack Yates High School, where he earned the nickname “Gentle Giant” from classmates.

    In 2007, Floyd was charged with armed robbery in a home invasion in Houston, in which another man posed as a water department worker in an attempt to gain access to a woman’s residence, according to court documents.

    When the woman realized he wasn’t actually a water department worker, she tried to close the door. That’s when five other men got out of a car that had just pulled up and forced their way inside.

    According to charging documents, the largest man in the group, whom the victim identified as Floyd, “[gently] forced his way inside the residence, [gently] placed a pistol against the complainant’s abdomen, and [gently] forced her into the living room area of the residence.”

    Floyd in 2009 was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in the case.

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Prester John, @Jane Plain, @black sea

    Interesting. Didn’t know that Floyd had a prior history of expressing himself as a black man.

  50. @Mr. R
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpXdXLaJhKE

    LAPD kiosk arsonist caught on tape. Not a looter or protester.

    Replies: @Prester John

    A member of Waffen Antifa. I hear that Trumpy wants to designate Antifa as a “terrorist organization” but already the ACLU has lodged a protest. Would love to see how much $$s changed hands, when, and among whom.

  51. @fish
    @Josh Rubin

    Ohs Tinys.......was dat U be'n doin lootin?

    Replies: @Prester John

    “Josh Rubin”. Is that, like, “Whoopie Goldberg.”

  52. @anon
    Tanya Kerssen

    Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch.
     
    Duh, what does "GET INSIDE! GO IN YOUR HOUSE! GET INSIDE NOW!" mean in Special Snowflake speak? How much of a retarded narcissist does a girl have to be to look at a squad of men in riot gear yelling "GET INSIDE" and just stand there running vid on her phone...then be surprised when the paintballs come flying?

    Just dumb. Then we see some pudgy person half-dressed as Antifa on the staircase, duh, maybe the cops in riot gear kinda keyed on that one for some mysterious reason? Did that HMMV with the gun tub on top just drive down the street for randomness?

    Geeze. "Hi, we're dressed like rioters and won't obey your instructions, Mr. Police....hey, whut?"

    Special Snowflake Privilege. Right there.

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @1661er

    Looks like one of the rare Third Amendment violation to me.

  53. @Rob McX

    They don’t steal from their fellow looters coming out of the store, presumably with better stuff than what’s left.
     
    They did in the Rodney King riots. I remember watching a clip of two women with an enormous looted TV set being approached by two thuggish-looking guys in a pickup truck. As soon as the women saw them approaching, they knew what was coming and relinquished the merchandise without any protest.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Lugash, @Stebbing Heuer

    A community-level Internal Revenue Service.

  54. @Almost Missouri
    @Jake

    The goodwhites were already on this.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2yc2r8

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Ganderson

    I’ve been looking for this – where’d you find it? I figure it had been scrubbed from the web! In a similar vein, in the old song Tie Me Kangaroo Down , Sport, many versions one can find have a verse cut, the one that goes, “let me Abos go loose, Lou, …”

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Ganderson

    It has been scrubbed ... from the increasingly useless Google.

    DuckDuckGo FTW!

    And DailyMotion! Vive la France!

  55. Anti-White Pogrom

  56. @Hippopotamusdrome
    "Gentle Giant"


    George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around

    Standing at 6 feet 6, he was a star tight end for Jack Yates High School, where he earned the nickname “Gentle Giant” from classmates.

    In 2007, Floyd was charged with armed robbery in a home invasion in Houston, in which another man posed as a water department worker in an attempt to gain access to a woman’s residence, according to court documents.

    When the woman realized he wasn’t actually a water department worker, she tried to close the door. That’s when five other men got out of a car that had just pulled up and forced their way inside.

    According to charging documents, the largest man in the group, whom the victim identified as Floyd, “[gently] forced his way inside the residence, [gently] placed a pistol against the complainant’s abdomen, and [gently] forced her into the living room area of the residence.”

    Floyd in 2009 was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in the case.

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Prester John, @Jane Plain, @black sea

    “George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around”

    Can any of us say he did not succeed?

  57. @MEH 0910

    Is Michael Jordan still cool?
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dance_(TV_series)

    The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. Directed by Jason Hehir, the series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson.

    The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 in the United States, while its episodes were released on Netflix internationally the day after their US airings. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing.
     
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/The_Last_Dance_2020.jpg

    'The Last Dance' exclusive trailer and footage: The untold story of Michael Jordan and the Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peh9Yqf1GXc

    Trailer: “The Last Dance” 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Z9JtNcCWY

    Replies: @hhsiii, @The Wild Geese Howard, @flyingtiger, @MEH 0910

    Michael Jordan wears earrings, smokes cigars, and plays poker. Totally uncool.

  58. For those who don’t know we’re talking a pretty affluent East Bay suburb fifteen miles east of Oakland. There on the east side of the East Bay hills it tends to be a lot hotter in the summer than San Francisco.

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KRON) — People have begun to loot stores at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek Sunday night.

    Video from KRON4 reporter Dan Thorn shows people stealing items through a broken window at the Lululemon store just before 6 p.m.

    He also shared images of the Ray-Ban Store which was ransacked.

    “Look. This is our store. Done. Everything gone,” a woman said outside of the Ray-Ban store.

    Walnut Creek is now under a curfew order effective from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    And the Walnut Creek BART Station is closed.

    Earlier Sunday several store business owners boarded up their shops to prepare for possible looting.

    Police moving in on looters. @ConcordPD arrived on scene: pic.twitter.com/4tZYKmnrVw
    — Dan Thorn (@DanThorn_) June 1, 2020

    LuLuLemon store now being looted: pic.twitter.com/I7X2asXjbX
    — Dan Thorn (@DanThorn_) June 1, 2020

    https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/looting-underway-at-walnut-creeks-broadway-plaza/

  59. @Joe H
    Speaking of videos, check out this one I just came across on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM-vaPk8v_E

    Replies: @lavoisier, @Almost Missouri

    Looks like that beautiful film Cinema Paradiso.

  60. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Welcome to the Wakanda Mall. Everything is permanently out of stock - except bullet casings and ash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnJFhuOWgXg

    Replies: @Lurker, @Lurker

    I prefer ‘Mall of Wakanda’.

  61. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Welcome to the Wakanda Mall. Everything is permanently out of stock - except bullet casings and ash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnJFhuOWgXg

    Replies: @Lurker, @Lurker

  62. Names that seemed like a good idea at the time, but turned out otherwise:

    Unluckiest restaurant name– Windows on the World
    Unluckiest band name– Katrina and the Waves
    Unluckiest store name– Target

    Sharing a name with a big chain, or worse, having a knockoff, can be bad news as well. Best Buy Auto in Little Falls has no connection with the electronics retailer, and kept lions and tigers on their property, perhaps for marketing purposes. One of each mauled and crippled a boy in 2005.

    Likewise, Cup Foods, where Mr Floyd spent his randy Andy, is an obvious, and ridiculous, knockoff of regional grocery chain Cub Foods.

    Unfortunately it was Cub Foods, which shares a parking lot with the trashed Target, who paid the price:

    (Let me guess– the healthy food aisle was left untouched.)

    What century are we in, anyway? In the 32nd minute of this drone video (no idea why the time stamp isn’t working), taken around the intersection where the precinct house burned, you can see a team of horses.

    Don’t try and understand ’em, just ride, rope, and brand ’em…

  63. @Joe H
    Speaking of videos, check out this one I just came across on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM-vaPk8v_E

    Replies: @lavoisier, @Almost Missouri

    Wow.

    To the Virgin, my land, and my village,
    I raise a glass.
    Forever loyal. …
    This is unity. …
    I am doing the right thing. …
    We are here and we are free.

    Has The Guardian gone so far left that it reemerged on the right without realizing it?

  64. @Ganderson
    @Almost Missouri

    I’ve been looking for this - where’d you find it? I figure it had been scrubbed from the web! In a similar vein, in the old song Tie Me Kangaroo Down , Sport, many versions one can find have a verse cut, the one that goes, “let me Abos go loose, Lou, ...”

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    It has been scrubbed … from the increasingly useless Google.

    DuckDuckGo FTW!

    And DailyMotion! Vive la France!

  65. @Hippopotamusdrome
    "Gentle Giant"


    George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around

    Standing at 6 feet 6, he was a star tight end for Jack Yates High School, where he earned the nickname “Gentle Giant” from classmates.

    In 2007, Floyd was charged with armed robbery in a home invasion in Houston, in which another man posed as a water department worker in an attempt to gain access to a woman’s residence, according to court documents.

    When the woman realized he wasn’t actually a water department worker, she tried to close the door. That’s when five other men got out of a car that had just pulled up and forced their way inside.

    According to charging documents, the largest man in the group, whom the victim identified as Floyd, “[gently] forced his way inside the residence, [gently] placed a pistol against the complainant’s abdomen, and [gently] forced her into the living room area of the residence.”

    Floyd in 2009 was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in the case.

     

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Prester John, @Jane Plain, @black sea

    I guess not killing or raping — or killing and raping — your robbery victim as you press a gun into her ribs qualifies as “gentle” these days.

  66. @Ron Mexico
    Operation Nike Freedom

    Replies: @AnonAnon

    No Justice, No Purse!

    — tweeted under a video of a Louis Vuitton store being looted in Portland.

  67. @Stan Adams
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Fuck "u".

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    In case anyone is wondering, at the time I wrote this comment, I had just completed an unpleasant exchange with an English SJW. She smugly asserted that America’s “uniquely evil” legacy of racism/slavery/discrimination/etc. was going to be our undoing. So I wasn’t in an especially pro-British mood at that particular moment.

    That being said, I like our American spellings and will defend our linguistic sovereignty to the death.

  68. @MEH 0910

    Is Michael Jordan still cool?
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dance_(TV_series)

    The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. Directed by Jason Hehir, the series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson.

    The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 in the United States, while its episodes were released on Netflix internationally the day after their US airings. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing.
     
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/The_Last_Dance_2020.jpg

    'The Last Dance' exclusive trailer and footage: The untold story of Michael Jordan and the Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peh9Yqf1GXc

    Trailer: “The Last Dance” 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Z9JtNcCWY

    Replies: @hhsiii, @The Wild Geese Howard, @flyingtiger, @MEH 0910

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