Open Thread: On the Lighter (Than Air) Side…

Trump is setting a bad example for the next generation of pampered Republican idiots…

Just this month, the president and campus coordinator for Turning Point USA at Kent State University announced her resignation, claiming the national organisation had lied about the incident to the press and left her to clean up the fallout on her own.

“As of right now, I am in disbelief at how I went from being so upbeat, enthusiastic, and passionate about this organisation to being disgusted, frustrated, and embarrassed to have invested my entire senior year into an organisation founded by a college dropout who hires some of the most incompetent, lazy, and downright dishonest people I have ever encountered,” wrote former president Kaitlin Bennett in her scathing letter of resignation…

According to Ms Bennett, the event itself went swimmingly. Other students thought the person wearing the diaper was “so funny,” she said, that they even stopped to point and laugh. At a speaking engagement the next day, Mr Kirk even congratulated her personally on the chapter’s activism…

Ms Bennett said she tried to defend herself, lashing out at the other groups in Facebook posts. That’s when she got a call from Turning Point’s chief operational officer, Tyler Bowyer.

During their conversation, Ms Bennet says Mr Bowyer told her that the diaper incident was inappropriate because it “gave the left a lot of ammo to take these pictures and make memes out of them”.

“It’s not funny,” Ms Bennet said the COO told her. “Nothing about this is funny. Now every time Charlie [Kirk] tweets they tweet back pictures of him in a diaper.”…

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Because Donny Dollhand’s a spoilt 70-year-old baby who probably soils himself whenever a car backfires in his vicinity…

334 replies
  1. 1
    debbie says:

    That baby video is hilarious!

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    Kay says:

    I’m listening to a state party conference call and a (female) county chair just raised the upcoming protests and marches.

    The discussion is interesting. The general consensus is the communications people don’t want to co-opt the student marches because they think the students are most effective when not identified with a political party.

    The county chair said “I couldn’t agree more”.

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    Baud says:

    @debbie: Yeah, although no baby should be analogized to Trump.

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    Huckleberry Sound doesn’t seem to realize that the “explanation” she gave actually sounds worse. Of course, she’s got a pocket of dark matter where her soul would be so…

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    Baud says:

    @Kay:

    I don’t care if the students are identified with a party. I care that the students correctly identify the party that supports them.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Baud:

    I don’t care if the students are identified with a party. I care that the students correctly identify the party that supports them.

    I have concerns about this. I am concerned.

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    GxB says:

    I’d love to see a member of the WH press corps ask Shucks:

    “Ms. Sanders, how does the president live with himself?”

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    Baud says:

    @Corner Stone: You should be.

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    dmsilev says:

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the White House Press Corps deserve each other. And preferably, we could just weld the door shut with all of them inside.

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    Kay says:

    @Baud:

    That was the ending consensus. Much more words, thouhg. “your people (candidates) are strong on the issue so they can make their case to the marchers—-” You know how conference calls are :)

    It worked like a charm in Ohio with Issue Two. People were like “why won’t OBAMA come!” Because they told him to stay away and he’s a smart pol.

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    I blogged about what makes a good first line in a book.

    On twitter, I keep repeating things like the reason we have more school shootings than, say, France is not that they arm their teachers while we don’t arm ours. Stay on point, people.

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    Baud says:

    @Kay:

    You know how conference calls are

    They’re worse than blog comment sections.

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    Kay says:

    @Corner Stone:

    She was very impressive. Had the ring of truth. Why do you hate the grass roots so much? :)

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    No Drought No More says:

    Hillary Clinton: tested, steady, fearless, maybe. But catastrophically wrong in March of 2003, certainly. Lest We Forget, as she begins her campaign to suck the air out of the 2020 race, too.

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    Baud says:

    @No Drought No More:

    You know who else is obsessed with hating Hillary Clinton?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @GxB:

    “Ms. Sanders, how does the president live with himself?”

    “Speaking on behalf of the WH, I can tell he gets this done because he is mentally non compos mentis. He’s off his nut. Completely insane. Buggered as all fucking hell. Next question.”

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    Corner Stone says:

    @No Drought No More: This is the NDNM we all have come to know and love. No, wait. Strike that. Fuck off.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Baud: and engages in Random Capitalization

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    lamh36 says:

    Evening BJ.

    I’m still following the returns on Black Panther. Correct me if I am wrong, but so far…Black Panther has OVERSOLD all the estimates that were projected since week 1! Instead of hitting the estimates, or “falling short” which is what most of these projectors thought would happen… #BlackPanther has instead been more than estimated!

    And it hasn’t even hit in China or Japan yet…wow…most know the way it usually goes for film with predom Black cast in thos two areas, but not I’m wondering if, since the film is edging closer and closer to the 1 Billion mark, if maybe Chinese and Japanese audiences that otherwise might not be inclined to see the film, might just do so, so that, in away…they become “King makers” and push Black Panther over the mark?

    Or perhaps I’m wrong. either way…Marvel so far seems to have opened a winning playbook for launching and support “diverse” films…by pass the Asian markets as much as possible, but do actual PRr measures as well to at least nurture support in those places…the question now is, can it translate to non-MCEU films/superhero genres?

    ‘Black Panther’ Sprints Past Estimates for Massive Second Weekendvia @variety

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    debbie says:

    @Baud:

    It’s said babies rarely remember anything from their infancy. Hopefully, the kid will have no memory of the comparison.

    I heard that the March 24th march in D.C. was denied their permit because the area was already reserved. Does anyone know who had reserved it?

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    @Baud: LOL. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a Baud.”

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Kay: Ivanka Trump has taught me to not believe the women.

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    Kay says:

    Is the president already backing away from some of his gun proposals, including the purchase age for semi-automatic weapons? Our political panel discusses

    No need for discussion. Yes. The answer is yes. Because he is a LIAR. It was a LIE. Every day the same answer.

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    tobie says:

    Should I know about this diaper incident? I have no idea what the excerpted portion of the article on TurningPoint USA is about and, as it’s close to dinner time, don’t think I have the courage to look right now.

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    “In a hole in the ground there lived a Baud.”

    I could do this all day.

    OTOH, Mr DAW finally got his appointment for his endoscopic ultrasound at U of I hospital: March 30. Let’s hope that growth on his pancreas isn’t some sort of fast growing cancer or something.

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    tobie says:

    @No Drought No More:Oh please. She isn’t running for elected office ever again. Get over your irrational hate for her.

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    trollhattan says:

    @No Drought No More:
    Shorter you: “I won’t be satisfied until she’s DEAD.”

    But you won’t be satisfied then, either.

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    debbie says:

    @Kay:

    I’m glad they realized not to rush in and intrude. If anything, the party should just say they fully support the students’ efforts and stand ready to provide any assistance the students may request.

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    The Dangerman says:

    …when President Trump said earlier that he’d have run into the school with the active shooter…

    I’d sooner believe Kim Jong Il’s claim that he shot 34 for a round of golf than Trump running into an active shooter scene; at least the former is within the bounds of “possible”.

    ETA: Obviously, it’s not possible, but in comparison to Trump…

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    lamh36 says:

    Disney Donates $1M to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Celebration of ‘Black Panther’ via @thr

    The Walt Disney Co. on Monday announced it has made a $1 million donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in celebration of Black Panther.

    The Marvel Studios superhero film, which has a largely black cast, is a mega-blockbuster and is being called an important cultural moment by many fans and critics.

    The donation will help expand BGCA’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, which support high-tech skills and science, and establish new STEM Centers of Innovation in 12 communities across the country…

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    cain says:

    @Kay:

    The discussion is interesting. The general consensus is the communications people don’t want to co-opt the student marches because they think the students are most effective when not identified with a political party.

    Someone on twitter called out the people doing the women’s marches for trying to co-opt the student ones by trying to do their own. I hope that is still not happening. The students need to do it themselves without the rest of us.

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    Kay says:

    @Corner Stone:

    You’d kill for this gal’s firm command of that conference call. I was doing Hocus Focus in the newspaper and she made me lift my pencil up and listen. I’m quite good at Hocus Focus. Not everyone can make me quit midway thru.

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @Baud: I see what you did there.

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    debbie says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    I’m sure that if they thought it was fast growing, the doctors wouldn’t have waited.

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    Baud says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    I like it for 2020, but too long for a bumper sticker.

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    debbie says:

    @cain:

    Were they co-opting the students or had a women’s march already been planned for that day?

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    Fair Economist says:

    @lamh36: Having made 700 million in 10 days, Black Panther is all but guaranteed to cross 1 billion even without China and Japan.

    Edit: given that it’s been outperforming almost all of the other Marvel films a top 10 finish seems very likely.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @No Drought No More:

    Hillary Clinton: tested, steady, fearless, maybe. But catastrophically wrong in March of 2003, certainly.

    So you were okay with a fascist takeover of the US because it would punish Hillary for what she did 13 years earlier?

    Perspective. You need it. Badly. Time to let it go, already.

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    Baud says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    “In the beginning, there was Baud!”

    Fingers crossed for the Mr.

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    cain says:

    @lamh36:

    Or perhaps I’m wrong. either way…Marvel so far seems to have opened a winning playbook for launching and support “diverse” films…by pass the Asian markets as much as possible, but do actual PRr measures as well to at least nurture support in those places…the question now is, can it translate to non-MCEU films/superhero genres?

    My white friends have been going back to seeing it again. Hell, I want to see it again, just so that I can get those positive vibes from Shuri. That girl is BADASS. Everything was multi-layered, it was a good film and I enjoyed myself.

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    boatboy_srq says:

    they even stopped to point and laugh

    Epitaph for a movement.

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    magurakurin says:

    Cadet Bone Spurs says he will run into danger to save people.
    Cory Booker actually did that
    https://www.politico.com/story/2012/04/mayor-booker-saves-woman-in-fire-075097

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    Like debbie said, if they were worried it was fast-growing, they would have rushed him in sooner.

    Frustrating as it is, it’s probably a good sign.

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    @debbie: It’s probably a cyst. That’s what it looks like. But his bloodwork showed an elevated CA 19-9, which turns out to be a marker for cancer. It’s not hugely elevated, but it is high.

    Also tomorrow a realtor is coming to look at my house and see about selling it. A second one is coming on Wednesday.

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    magurakurin says:

    @Mnemosyne: don’t bother it’s obviously from a Russian troll farm.

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    Mary G says:

    Age in 1776:

    Marquis de Lafayette, 18
    James Monroe, 18
    Henry Lee III, 20
    Aaron Burr, 20
    Nathan Hale, 21
    Alexander Hamilton, 21

    Just a bunch of kids, right? What do they know?— DeAnna Burghart (@DeAnnaBurghart) February 21, 2018

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    cain says:

    @debbie:

    Were they co-opting the students or had a women’s march already been planned for that day?

    I’m not sure as there was no reaction from the group when the woman called them out. It could be that they had planned it based on the surging support for the students. But they should back off and let them be them lead.

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    Brachiator says:

    @lamh36:

    I’m still following the returns on Black Panther. Correct me if I am wrong, but so far…Black Panther has OVERSOLD all the estimates that were projected since week 1! Instead of hitting the estimates, or “falling short” which is what most of these projectors thought would happen… #BlackPanther has instead been more than estimated!

    I was going to post something about this in an open thread. The estimates were for $108 million this weekend, but the actuals were $111 million. Impressive!

    Even if the movie is not a hit in the remaining countries it has not opened in, it will probably gross $800, still a healthy result.

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    oatler. says:

    Huckabee-Sanders’ clarification:
    “Works on contingency? No, money down!”

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @tobie:

    It isn’t worth looking into.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @lamh36:

    I can’t even tell how how ecstatic all the bigwigs at the GEC are that Black Panther is breaking records all over the place. It’s still considered a gamble to have an action movie with a predominantly Black cast, and they are really floating about it.

    Ryan Coogler will have no trouble getting backing from the GEC for his next movie, even (maybe especially) if it’s not a superhero movie. He is a giant star now and they want to hang onto him and keep him a happy Mouseketeer. 🌟

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    lamh36 says:

    @Fair Economist: I’m thinking your right…which is wow…very interesting…even without China & Japan, it’s so far made more than 300 mill overseas already…at this piont, Marvel has managed to make China and Japan “irrelevant”, so even if numbers there are “soft”, that 300 mill mark w/o them…is NOTHING to sneeze at…although, it won’t stop some of the usual old school suspects from using a less than large China/Japan box office take to fit their narrative about foreign box office and predom Black films.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Baud:

    All happy Bauds are alike. Every unhappy Baud is unhappy in his own way.

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    @cain:
    Black Panther is a great movie, all across the board. I loved it, and most of the Marvel and DC superhero movies have annoyed the Hell out of me.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @zhena gogolia: Don’t you mean, “it’s not worth unwrapping any further”?

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    Tenar Arha says:

    @Baud: @Kay: Now I know I’m on Twitter too much bc my first choice
    for my reply was to search for head nodding GIFS.
    Here’s the one I picked

    😉

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    Doug R says:

    @lamh36: With all the publicity, Asian audiences will come to Black Panther to see what all the fuss is about and to be in on a trend.
    In two weeks, BP has made just over $400,000,000, which is almost as much as Wonder Woman made in her whole run.

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    Baud says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    I love that one.

    “Baud! was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Baud! was as dead as a doornail.”

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Kay: Well, if you can’t take a Hocus Focus reference as solid then I just don’t know what damn kind of America I’m living in anymore.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @lamh36:

    Thanks for reminding me, I just got a Black Panther coloring book for our church. We have a supply of coloring books to keep the kiddies happy, and Moana is getting filled up.

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    @Mary G: There’s something really thrilling about how young they were. I hadn’t realized it before.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Brachiator:

    I will confidently predict now that it will pass the $1 billion mark. The smart thing about the release strategy is that now people in markets who wouldn’t normally have been interested will be curious because it’s a huge hit.

    Plus I have a theory that a movie with a predominantly minority cast will actually do better than one with a Black lead and a mostly white cast, but it’s an unproven theory right now. Coco did unexpectedly well in China.

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    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): Left you a comment, but I forgot to mention the three from the things I’m currently working on!

    On Tuesday, just before noon, the last fish was caught.

    “Hi, my name’s Dennis, and I’m a wizard,” I say to the room full of mostly strangers.

    It’s Thursday night when the call comes into the ‘Morgue.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @No Drought No More:
    Are you fucking stupid or did you time travel from November 2016?

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Baud:

    Here’s a good one. “A friend of Baud’s said to him one time, ‘Yeah, but at least you don’t take any s–t from anybody.'” Elmore Leonard, Unknown Man #89. I thought I remembered that it had a good first line.

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    Baud says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷: It would have been stupid in November 2016.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @GxB:

    “Ms. Sanders, how do you live with yourself?”

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @trollhattan:
    I doubt NDNM won’t be satisfied until they pull the trigger themselves.

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    Fair Economist says:

    @lamh36: Much as with the claims that a more diverse cast hurt the latest Star Wars movies, the executives at GEC, as Mnem puts it, aren’t going to care. Along with some other recent movies like Coco and the new Star Wars, it shows that there are a lot of people eager to see a good movie that’s not just about pale males.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Baud:
    It was always stupid, but perhaps NDNM might have had a (weak) excuse of not knowing how bad Trump was going to be back then. I mean it’s pretty obvious HRC is never running for anything ever again.

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    Baud says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    “It was the best of Baud!
    It was the worst of Baud!”

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    dmsilev says:

    @Baud: It was the best of Bauds, it was the worst of Bauds.

    Edit:Ha, synchronicity!

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    It’s Thursday night when the call comes into the ‘Morgue.

    I initially read that as “calf”, and I was wondering what the fuss was about.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Brachiator:$800 is DEF a great number and basically in the top 5 of Marvel films (I think maybe only Avengers is above them?). And of course it’s already a record breaker in so many ways, including being the largest most successful film directed by an African American director (and screen writer, Coogler co-writers and Joe Robert Cole)…EVER.

    And it just happens to be a darn good film…IMHO… I’ve seen most if not ALL of the current and many of the past superhero films, and I gotta say it’s like no superhero film I have ever seen. It really is.

    I know alot of folks look down upon the genre, but in this case, they are missing out on one of the best, that just happens to be a “superhero” flick.

    Ryan Coogler: Why I Needed to Make ‘Black Panther’ via @RollingStone

    Oh and Black Panther has made it to the “parade” of characters “meet and greets” at Disneyland…and it’s

    ‘Black Panther’ Is Already Generating Long Lines at Disneyland

    Here’s a cute lil video from a dad who kids stood in line to meet Black Panther and the Dora…

    Black Panther & Dora Milaje Meet & Greet | Disney California Adventure |… https://youtu.be/OZ99mnICkq8 via @YouTube

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Brachiator:

    I just sent Betty a request to give us a secret spoilers thread where we can discuss Black Panther like we did Star Wars. Not sure when she’ll see the email, though.

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    @Sm*t Cl*de: “why, this calf wasn’t slaughtered—it was murdered!

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    “In a hole in the ground there lived a Baud.”

    It was the best of Bauds. It was the worst of Bauds.

    It was a dark and stormy Baud.

    Call me Baud.

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    Doug R says:

    @No Drought No More:

    43. By 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online personas to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton

    Give it a rest, or you look like a paid troll.

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    @Major Major Major Major: I get very excited when someone leaves a comment, so thanks! The example from Leonard is really good. FYWP is shutting me out from validating it right now.

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    Baud says:

    @Doug R: He’s like one of the those Japanese soldiers who doesn’t know the war is over.

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    lollipopguild says:

    @Roger Moore: “Baud, Baud, Baud of the jungle, strong as he can be! Watch out for that tree!”

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @lamh36:

    I am predicting three major Oscar nominations for the film next year: Best Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture. It almost certainly won’t get Best Picture because it’s a comic book movie, but winning the other two is a good bet.

    (It will probably also get a bunch of technical nominations and awards, but those are the major awards I think it will be nominated for.)

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Major Major Major Major: It’s been so long since HS Spanish, I had to use Google Translate.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @No Drought No More: Shut. Up. Stupid. Person.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Kay:

    Kay, I have long admired your smarts and your ability to grasp and isolate the essential nugget of truth, but in the past few weeks I often find myself laughing aloud at some of your comments. You have a wicked, rather dry, sense of humor, which I find very engaging.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @lamh36: this is very cool news.

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    Radiumgirl says:

    @debbie: I read it was a film crew that had a permit to shoot on the mall on March 24. I can’t recall the source so can’t tell you if my recollection is accurate.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @rikyrah:

    Yes, and probably makeup (for the hairstyles) and a bunch of visual effects awards.

    But I honestly think Michael B. Jordan will be accepting an Oscar statuette next year. He was that good, and the Supporting Actor category is willing to give it to “non-serious” roles like comic book villains.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    It was the best of Bauds; it was the worst of Bauds.

    ETA: It is a far, far Bauder thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far Bauder rest that I go to than I have ever known.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Coco did unexpectedly well in China.

    Coco managed to hit that sweet spot with veneration for family and ancestors in China which managed to overcome the censors.

    Sadly, I don’t think Black Panther will be so lucky.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Baud: @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    Arms and the Baud I sing…

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    @Baud: I agree with this 100%, we need to stop calling the Orange person a toddler or a baby.
    1. Babies are cute
    2. Unlike the OP, they don’t know any better because they are too young.

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    Mike J says:

    Now every time Charlie [Kirk] tweets they tweet back pictures of him in a diaper.”…

    I was unaware of this, but now I’ll have to join in.

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    debbie says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    That’s an awful lot to be dealing with all at once. Here’s hoping you can stay calm!

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    The Lodger says:

    It’s been a quiet week in Lake Baudegon, my hometown.

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    lollipopguild says:

    @Mary G: Audie Murphy was 16 or 17 when he joined the army. The Navy and the Marines turned him down because he was too small.

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    @Baud: It was a dark and stormy Baud

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    TenguPhule says:

    A long time ago, In a Baud far far away.

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    jl says:

    I have a vague recollection of the diaper incident I think the news story references.

    My only firm opinion on it is that, as a name for the scandal, whatever it happens to be, ‘Day of the Diaper’ is better than ‘Diapergate’.

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    SgrAstar says:

    @zhena gogolia: It was the best of bauds, it was the worst of bauds…..

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    MCA1 says:

    @Kay: Hey, Kay, totally off topic, but what do you know about/think of Ken Harbaugh, running for the good team in OH-7? Cook has that district as pretty dark red, but former Naval pilot in Ohio sounds good on paper.

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    Thoughtful David says:

    Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Baud was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

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    TenguPhule says:

    It was the season of Light and the season of Baud.

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    Baud says:

    “Baud!, light of my life, fire of my loins.”

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    debbie says:

    @Roger Moore:

    “What Baud doesn’t have its ups and downs?”

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    jl says:

    @TenguPhule: By Baud’s Oddklins, what is going on there?

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    lollipopguild says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): “We’re going to need a bigger Baud!”

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    jl says:

    @Baud: “Baud!, light of my life, fire of my loins.”

    I think it best to keep your sundry loin conditions unmentioned.

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    debbie says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    I get the sense that Kay is moving into the no fucks left to give category.

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    debbie says:

    @Radiumgirl:

    Thanks. I was afraid it would be Richard Spencer or some kind of troll trying to undermine the students’ efforts.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @jl: What is Baud in life? To see one’s enemies crushed before them and hear the lamentations of their Bauds.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @lollipopguild: By the power of Baud’s Skull!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Okay, I cheated by Googling the 100 best first lines of literature:

    Baud!, at forty, knew that his life had been ruined by literature.

    (Anita Brookner, The Debut)

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    lollipopguild says:

    @jl: Baud should gird his loins.

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    Some Guy, Helvering says:

    Like his fellow New Yorker, George Costanza, I believe Donny would have been a leader.

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    debbie says:

    “RAGE:
    Sing, Goddess, Baud’s rage,
    Black and murderous, that cost the Greeks
    Incalculable pain, pitched countless souls
    Of heroes into Hades’ dark,
    And left their bodies to rot as feasts
    For dogs and birds, as Zeus’ will was done.”

    Too much?

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Thoughtful David:

    Good one.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Baud:

    “Baud!, light of my life, fire of my loins.”

    They have medicines for that condition now.

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    Mokum says:

    @Roger Moore: Someone must have been spreading slander about Baud K., for one morning he was arrested, though he had done nothing wrong.

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    lollipopguild says:

    @TenguPhule:” Curses foiled again! I will get you my pretty little Baud and your little dog too!”

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    TenguPhule says:

    But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Baud.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @lollipopguild: No, Baud. I am your father.

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    catbirdman says:

    “Nothing about this is funny. Now every time Charlie [Kirk] tweets they tweet back pictures of him in a diaper.” Honestly, what’s funnier than that?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    O/T, but you know that delightful French Christmas carol Il est né, le divin Enfant? Every time I see the rotating tag “All your base are belong to Tunch,” I mentally put those words to the carol tune. And then have it as an ear worm until the next one comes along.

    Here is how the tune goes.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I got it. Adam used to post that video a lot

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    Brachiator says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Plus I have a theory that a movie with a predominantly minority cast will actually do better than one with a Black lead and a mostly white cast, but it’s an unproven theory right now. Coco did unexpectedly well in China.

    I think I saw in Forbes that China discourages foreign films from opening during the Lunar New Year. Marvel/Disney paid attention and set March 9 as the opening date. But China and Japan like what they like, and are not necessarily swayed by Western hype. China was under-whelmed by the Star Wars movies.

    I hope Black Panther does well there, but there is no film, no genre, no stars that guarantee success in those markets.

    @lamh36:

    And it just happens to be a darn good film…IMHO… I’ve seen most if not ALL of the current and many of the past superhero films, and I gotta say it’s like no superhero film I have ever seen. It really is.

    It’s strange. Black Panther may steal some of the thunder from the upcoming Infinity War movie. That film will really have to deliver.

    But it is a good sign that people are talking about what they would like to see in a Black Panther sequel. And a lot of folks want to see Shuri in other Marvel movies, maybe hanging out with Spiderman or Tony Stark and doing some inventing.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Thoughtful David:

    Would also work as:

    Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover Baud.

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    Mokum says:

    @Mokum: Als Gregor Baud eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheueren Ungeziefer verwandelt

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): I’ve been enjoying your writing posts, and I really like this one. Unfortunately, it’s made me go back and look at a bunch of my first lines and I have *found them wanting*! >:<

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    Ruviana says:

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single Baud in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

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    Baud says:

    @TenguPhule:

    And if thou gaze long into Baud, Baud will also gaze into thee.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Brachiator:

    I hope Black Panther does well there, but there is no film, no genre, no stars that guarantee success in those markets.

    China’s censors aren’t a fan of anything even hinting at sudden government coups or murder within a family. They might make things difficult just on those grounds.

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    Steeplejack says:

    For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say “I’m going to sleep.” And half an hour later the thought that it was time to go to sleep would awaken me; I would try to put away the book which, I imagined, was still in my hands, and to blow out the light; I had been thinking all the time, while I was asleep, of what I had just been reading, but my thoughts had run into a channel of their own, until I myself seemed actually to have become the subject of my book: a church, a quartet, the 2020 candidacy of Baud! the Disruptor.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @debbie:
    I think that should be:

    Sing, Baud, Achilles’ rage,
    Black and murderous, that cost the Greeks
    Incalculable pain, pitched countless souls
    Of heroes into Hades’ dark

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    lamh36 says:

    @Brachiator: If TPTB at Marvel can make a scene happen between Shuri and Tony Stark (Leticia Wright and RDJ), I’d pay good money for that alone. Based on her character in BP…I can totally see Shuri taking much of Tony’s snark and landing a few more of her own. Unlike young Peter Parker, Shuri won’t be in “awe” of Tony, so I see ascene where Shuri hilariously give Tony what for…for his “subpar” inventions compared to hers…LOL

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @catbirdman:

    Conservatives can’t stand being mocked. Particularly when they were trying to mock someone else and only succeeded in making themselves look stupid.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Thy Baud and Thy staff, they comfort me.

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    Emma says:

    Baud was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.

    I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Baud in the Big Ship in Butte. He also called his shirt a shoit.

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    Steeplejack says:

    A screaming Baud comes across the sky.

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    Thoughtful David says:

    @Steeplejack: No, I disagree. I think one of the things that makes that line so brilliant is the unexpectedness of pairing the “firing squad” and “ice.” So I’d like to keep “ice” in there.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @TenguPhule:
    I’ll do one better:

    But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved YAHWEH.

    I know I might piss some people off, but the Christian God, especially the one in the Old Testament, is the most evil being ever thought up by humans.

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    Kay says:

    @MCA1:

    I’m sorry I don’t know. This call was about state candidates. And Vote Builder. The dreaded vote builder. They had 100+ candidates at candidate school which is 3x as many as.. some other year.

    I looked him up though and he is impressive but what it is with Ohio candidates and these bangs? Why do they all have 7 year old urchin-boy bangs? Cordray has them too.

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    gbbalto says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Why did you do this??? Actually, latest earworm (was called “maggot” in England in 18th C or so) is John Fahey guitar solo of “In Christ There is No East or West”. Beats “I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck”…

    ETA: Dammit, I did it to myself…

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    dmsilev says:

    The sky was the color of a Baud tuned to a dead channel.

    (That’s a line whose meaning depends a lot on the age of the reader. It could be “gray and static-ish” (Gibson’s intent), “bright blue”, or “black with giant lettering reading ‘NO SOURCE FOUND’ “).

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Brachiator:

    And a lot of folks want to see Shuri in other Marvel movies, maybe hanging out with Spiderman or Tony Stark and doing some inventing.

    I’ve heard her pitched as Tony Stark’s replacement as Iron Man (Iron Woman?). She has the mad inventor skills down, and there’s every sign Marvel is going to have to end Stark’s turn.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷: Technically that’s the Abrahamic God. Which I am convinced was invented by a group of old conmen who came up with the world’s first organized swindle.

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    randy khan says:

    @debbie:

    People from The Women’s March have been helping with logistics, etc. I don’t think you could call that cooptation.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    You have to finish writing and revising the whole piece before you can have a killer first line. Seriously.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @gbbalto:

    You have given me a new maggot. I’m fond of that hymn, although I’m not sure I’m going to enjoy it quite as much after a non-stop 24 hours.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Roger Moore:

    I’ve heard her pitched as Tony Stark’s replacement as Iron Man (Iron Woman?).

    In the comics that’s another character, Riri Williams, Ironheart.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Mokum: “Too good”, Baud Bialystok

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    gbbalto says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Well, I just gave you another option…

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Thoughtful David:

    If you like the original then keep Baud out of it. You should know that by now.

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    TenguPhule says:

    When two Bauds collide…

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    Haroldo says:

    “No, Mr. Baud. I expect you to die.”

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    randy khan says:

    @Radiumgirl:

    It does appear that it’s a film crew. Depending on what they’re doing, they may be flexible or sympathetic enough to move aside.

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    clay says:

    @Brachiator:

    Black Panther may steal some of the thunder from the upcoming Infinity War movie. That film will really have to deliver.

    Or, from another perspective, BP has been a hugely successful two-hour commercial for Infinity War. (T’Challa and Wakanda feature heavily in the trailer for IW — I think Marvel knew that people would be clamoring for more of them.)

    But I doubt Disney/Marvel will cry much if BP matches/beats IW. “Oh no, Black Panther is making soooo much money! Whatever will we do?”

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @TenguPhule:
    My personal theory is a mixture of that and humans perhaps earnestly having created religions. The world can paradoxically seem less scary if there’s some force controlling it and watching out for humans.

    Incidentally, I’m reminded of that scene from the end of Star Trek V, where Kirk and friends meet a being masquerading as a God and acts just like the one from the OT; punishes people when they question It, etc.

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    Brachiator says:

    @TenguPhule:

    China’s censors aren’t a fan of anything even hinting at sudden government coups or murder within a family. They might make things difficult just on those grounds.

    The film is already scheduled to open there. I have not seen anything about any special restrictions on the number of theaters showing the film, etc.

    @Fair Economist:

    Along with some other recent movies like Coco and the new Star Wars, it shows that there are a lot of people eager to see a good movie that’s not just about pale males.

    Black Panther did really well with Asian American audiences in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area. Reminded me a bit of the popularity of Bruce Lee with a diverse audience.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    You have to finish writing and revising the whole piece before you can have a killer first line. Seriously.

    Don’t tell Charles Dickens. He had a few killer first lines even though he wrote serials and wasn’t more than a few chapters ahead of his readers.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @gbbalto:

    Too late to edit earlier reply: “I love you, a bushel and a peck” always reminds me of my grandmother (the one I grew up with). She was very fond of that song, and on the (relatively rare) occasions she felt especially affectionate, she would pull the nearest grandchild close to her ample, rigidly-corseted bosom, and sing it, as one might a lullaby.

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    Matt says:

    some of the most incompetent, lazy, and downright dishonest people I have ever encountered

    Lady, you knew they were snakes when you picked them up.

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    Yarrow says:

    To Baud or not to Baud, that is the question.

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    debbie says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Depends on the translation, of course.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Somebody start popping the popcorn.

    Hope Hicks finally set to testify before the HIC.

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    Brachiator says:

    @clay:

    Or, from another perspective, BP has been a hugely successful two-hour commercial for Infinity War. (T’Challa and Wakanda feature heavily in the trailer for IW — I think Marvel knew that people would be clamoring for more of them.)

    There are a couple of Black Panther characters I didn’t notice in the Infinity War trailer that are supposedly in the film itself. Should be interesting.

    But I doubt Disney/Marvel will cry much if BP matches/beats IW. “Oh no, Black Panther is making soooo much money! Whatever will we do?”

    Very true.

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    KithKanan says:

    @jl: you would prefer “It was love at first sight. The first time Baud saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him.”?

    @Roger Moore: Don’t tell Joseph Heller either. He claims to have started with the line above and gone from there.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Baud.

    … “The 13 Clocks and the Wonderful O” would be a great name for my Steampunk-themed clockwork sex-toy shop, just saying.

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    debbie says:

    @randy khan:

    Good. When I first heard about this issue, it felt more preemptive than an actual attempt to interfere.

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    TenguPhule says:

    I still can’t believe this nation is letting Donald Fucktard Trump nominate his PERSONAL FUCKING PILOT to head the FAA.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Brachiator:

    Black Panther did really well with Asian American audiences in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area.

    I went to see it opening weekend in Arcadia (aka Chinese Beverly Hills) and it was packed with a quite diverse audience. Of course what appeals to minority audiences in the US doesn’t track perfectly with what appeals to people back in the mother country.

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    gbbalto says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: That is a great memory! It’s not a bad song as bad songs go, but I first encountered it when I was stuck in hospital for 10 days last summer (2 of them prostrate in ICU with a breathing tube up my nose and down my throat due to a brand new medicine allergy) and one of the few TV channels available kept incessantly running a commercial with Doris Day singing it. It took weeks to recover.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Mnemosyne: The one I liked the best is one from an abandoned project:

    Actually, I reflected as I stepped off the plane, considering how many relatives I had – and considering how numerous the relations of my numerous acquaintance were – it was surprising to me, how few funerals I had been to prior to my father’s.

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    Shana says:

    @debbie: There’s already a permit for filming. I suspect a film shoot as opposed to something else but don’t know for sure.

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    MomSense says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    I have tried about 10 times to write out the lyrics (I sang this song with a chorale many years ago) but I’ve given up. Auto correct doesn’t like French and my right hand is too sore to keep trying.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @cain: My granddaughter & her crowd have seen it 3 times now. It’s like the release of the first Star Wars in the 70’s. I get to see it Wednesday.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @TenguPhule: She ain’t sayin’ shit.

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @TenguPhule: Please tell me he’s at least minimally qualified.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Kay: Our county party leader handled a local teen protest similarly: she got party volunteers to hand out water and snacks and had folks on hand to register voters at a gathering in Tampa last week but was careful to not try to co-opt the students’ event. Smart!

    One of the several folks who’ve declared as Dem candidates for governor, Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine, is treading a little too closely to “co-opt” territory, IMO. Sit back and let the kids handle this, I say.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Roger Moore:

    I suspect that Dickens downplayed how much he outlined his work, but of course it’s never a perfect process.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    The weather has turned raw. Think I’ll curl up with a well-loved classic mystery. Perhaps The Baudy in the Library by Agatha Christie? Or Dorothy L. Sayers’ Baudy Night?

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    Some Guy, Helvering says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷:
    Drumpf is living proof that minimal qualifications can be laughably low.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Yarrow: Oh, well, if we’re getting into Shakespeare:

    If music be the food of Baud!, play on.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @TenguPhule:

    OMG, time to link Tim Heidecker’s song “Trump’s Pilot” once again.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:
    I find Good Night Baud is always good for putting my little nieces and nephews to sleep.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Corner Stone:

    She ain’t sayin’ shit.

    She’s young and stupid. We can hope.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Or what about a movie! Baudy Heat, perhaps?

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    Baud says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    “What a piece of work is Baud, How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, In form and moving how express and admirable, In action how like an Angel, In apprehension how like a god, “

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    TenguPhule says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷:

    Please tell me he’s at least minimally qualified.

    It’s Trump, what do you think that means?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @clay:

    I’m guessing that the GEC was smarter than WB was with Patty Jenkins and they signed Coogler to a multi-picture deal for the sequels. But don’t cry for him — that kind of contract usually includes cash bonuses based on the film’s box office performance.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Of Baud that loved not wisely, but too well.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @cain: i think there was a push by some groups to set up demonstrations without waiting for the wishes of the students to be heard. On pur local Stronger Tpgether site I saw 3 different dates sone of us suggested – sonewhat forcefully- that the students’ wishes should be abided by with no alternative dates or leadership.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @MomSense:

    Chorus:
    Il est ne, le divin Enfant,
    Jouez, hautbois, resonnez, musettes;
    Il est ne, le divin Enfant;
    Chantons tous son avenement!

    1. Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
    Nous le promettaient les Prophetes;
    Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
    Nous attendions cet heureux temps. Chorus

    2. Ah! qu’il est beau, qu’il est charmant,
    Que ses graces sont parfaites!
    Ah! qu’il est beau, qu’il est charmant,
    Qu’il est doux le divin Enfant! Chorus

    3. Une etable est son logement,
    Un peu de paille, sa couchette,
    Une etable est son logement,
    Pour un Dieu, quel abaissement! Chorus

    4. O Jesus! O Roi tout puissant!
    Tout petit enfant que vous etes,
    O Jesus! O Roi tout puissant!
    Regnez sur nous entierement! Chorus

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    Since Baud was wondering this morning about my whereabouts, these two pics are the answer. I went hiking in the Verdugos on Friday and I’ve been redoing some pics from last March.

    View from the Verdugos from Friday.

    Reprocessed pic of DTLA with Mt. San Antonio.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷:

    He knows how to fly a plane and probably knows what “FAA” stands for. Both of which put him ahead of Trump.

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    Baud says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Well worth your absence. You should sell the second one. Amazing.

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    “Happiness is a Warm Baud
    Bang, Bang, Shoot, Shoot…”

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    SgrAstar says:

    You guys are killing me. Ok…how about:
    I am a sick Baud, I am a spiteful Baud…

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    clay says:

    @Brachiator: M’Baku is in the trailer. I believe that Okoye, Shuri, and Angela Bassett (I forget the character’s name) are all confirmed to appear. And at least one of the major action set pieces involves the Wakandan army. BP is getting a huge push, and it and IW will feed off of and enhance each other.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Baud Shrugged.

    ETA: Even better, The Naked and the Baud.

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    magurakurin says:

    Never get out of the boat. Absolutely goddamn right. Unless you were goin’ all the way. Baud got off the boat. He split from the whole fuckin’ program.

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    @Baud: Thanks, the original has a bit of haze and the problem was getting the color of the trees right. I think I finally got it right. The hike up in the Verdugos(the burn area) was quite cold and so windy that I didn’t go as far as I wanted to go. It was so windy, it almost knocked me over when I was taking that picture.

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    magurakurin says:

    I know it’s not a first line and not from a book but…

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    lamh36 says:

    @Brachiator: confirmed so far (to the best of my knowledge)… in the Infinity War trailer: T’Challa, Okoye, I think M’Baku (I believe he’s likely one of the Wakandans running behind the Avengers in the trailer)…not in the trailer directly…again M’Baku, and also Shuri has been confirmed.

    That’s all I’ve heard so far

    ETA: Found the link:

    Every Black Panther Character Returning In Avengers: Infinity War
    https://screen.st/AKcqOiR

    (warning…SPOILERS abound)

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    Baud says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Everything for the art.

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    @Mnemosyne: The covers of Dickens’ books had all these little cartoon characters showing scenes from the story. When Dickens died, he was working on The Mystery of Edwin Drood. It wasn’t finished, and people were frantic find out how it came out. One of the things they did was look at the little drawings and see what they might tell. That tells me he had some sense of the basic plot when he started.

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    clay says:

    @Mnemosyne: That’s gonna be one heckuva bonus.

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    Baud says:

    @Steeplejack: The Baud! Mystique

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @gbbalto:

    A much better ear worm is this, in which Doris Day duets with herself in “Everybaudy Loves a Lover” (see how neatly I merged the two separate filaments in this thread?)

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    Emma says:

    @clay: Not to mention Bucky. BUCKY.

    No, I’m not a fan in general, even though Seb Stan is eminently droolable-over. But all my geeky friends love The Winter Soldier. They squealed and want to raise a shrine to Shuri.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @KithKanan:

    Didn’t you know? Writers lie. It’s kind of what we do for a living. 😘

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    Haroldo says:

    @Roger Moore: I’ve found that ‘Go the Baud to Sleep’ works a treat also.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    @TenguPhule:

    I still can’t believe this nation is letting Donald Fucktard Trump nominate his PERSONAL FUCKING PILOT to head the FAA.

    Consciously or not, Imperator Commodus Caestigula is modelling himself on Caligula, including the Nominating-a-horse part.

    One suggestion is that the treatment of Incitatus by Caligula was an elaborate prank, intended to ridicule and provoke the senate, rather than a sign of insanity, or perhaps a form of satire, with the implication that a horse could perform a senator’s duties.

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    JPL says:

    @TenguPhule: She’ll claim executive privilege, and that will be that. I miss the days when they had hearings live. They are such cowards.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Emma:

    I had to ask who he was because I haven’t been following the rest of the Marvelverse. 😳

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    Brachiator says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Of course what appeals to minority audiences in the US doesn’t track perfectly with what appeals to people back in the mother country.

    Oh I am not trying to guess what the foreign reaction might be based on US audiences. I’m curious to see how it plays out.

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    @Baud: MahaBaud.
    Ten Little Bauds.

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    gbbalto says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de: Well, he has a bunch of horses’ asses to work with in the Senate. Is the Republican Party an elaborate prank on this country?

    ETA: Not to mention the House, so I won’t mention it

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    Aimai says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de: my favorite books! “If you can touch the clocks and never start them you can start the clocks and never touch them—thats logic as I know and use it.” —the gollux

    “ As for grapefruit—I hate its bitter juice I have banned it under its french name: pamplemousse! ”

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    JPL says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: lol It’s 51 degrees, which is a long way from raw.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I think the thread may be dying, but I feel compelled to mention this childhood pen by Eugene [Subaruabandonedinthemiddleofa] Field:

    Wynken, Blynken, and Baud one night
    Sailed off in a wooden shoe —
    Sailed on a river of crystal light,
    Into a sea of dew.

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    NotMax says:

    “If you’ve got it, Baud it!”
      – Max Bialystock

    @SiubhanDuinne

    Ten Little Baudians.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Baud: “O, fie, fie, fie! Thy sin’s not accidental, but a trade. Mercy to thee would prove itself a Baud!”

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    @Roger Moore: I often find my self at odds with Indians in India or Indians (and Indian Americans) living here for that matter, especially the ones born here. I am a misfit, no matter where I am.

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    MomSense says:

    @gbbalto:

    Delusional plus de what’re

    Sooo many times.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Mnemosyne: I swear I heard on a Black Panther roundtable, that Disney didn’t not lock Coogler in for sequels…but Im guessing they gonna be perfectly willing to throw him whatever he wants

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    Adria McDowell says:

    “You got Baud in my chocolate!”

    “Yeah, well, you got chocolate in my Baud!”

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Roger Moore:

    I prefer Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Baud Day myself.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    @Aimai:

    thats logic as I know and use it.

    The motto of my life.

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    @Baud: Baudtaka Tales, tales of the Baudisattva

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @JPL:

    True, but it was 80° yesterday. It’s all relative.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Steeplejack:

    He knows how to fly a plane and probably knows what “FAA” stands for. Both of which put him ahead of Trump.

    Yeah, seriously? Considering how laughably, insultingly unqualified most of his other picks have been for agency heads, I’d almost say nominating his pilot for the FAA showed an increase in Trump’s awareness!

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    lamh36 says:

    Oh and not for nothing, but I am looking forward to seeing A Wrinkle in Time as well. The difference is that I have no knowledge of the source material, AT ALL…

    I mean I just found out that my younger sister read it when she was a kid, and I raised her…and don’t recall her having read it…LOL

    Still, I like Ava, I like Chris Pine, I like Oprah, and the supporting cast, and the young actress is adorable…so I’m def interested in seeing it

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    gbbalto says:

    @MomSense: Not following, alas…

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @lamh36: Could you check your email? Black Panther question for you! 🙂

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    NotMax says:

    @Fair Economist

    $700 mil in 10 days?

    At that rate, under the Rules of Hollywood Accounting it is ripe to show a profit in 2066.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Baud Free …. as free as the wind blows … as free as the grass grows, Baud Free to follow your heart ….

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    lamh36 says:

    @Betty Cracker: shoot, is it the yahoo one? cause I don’t have access to that one anymore…send me a DM on twitter and I’ll get you the hotmail one…sorry bout that

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    Central Planning says:

    “In the beginning Baud created the heaven and the earth.”

    I am Baud!

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Steeplejack: I’ve been trying to get into the conservative mindset by reading some nonfiction by conservative “intellectuals”.

    So far, Baud! and Man at Yale isn’t turning out to be the barn-burner I was hoping it would be.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @schrodingers_cat:

    Or the Mahabhaudarata.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @schrodingers_cat:
    A child psychologist wrote an op-ed piece for The NYT last year comparing Trump to babies and toddlers. She said her research into their mental development showed that they were more curious than Trump about the world around them, more empathetic, more considerate, more inclined to work with others, and had a better sense of fairness.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @lamh36: No worries! Over to Twitter!

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    Emma says:

    @Mnemosyne: Me neither but boy do I know about Bucky!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @gbbalto:

    Instead of linking to the Bing search page, once you’ve found the video you want click on the “View on YouTube” icon at the lower right. You’ll get to the much cleaner- and faster-loading YouTube version with a much cleaner URL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSwfQVgVcT4

    As for the link function here, there are two ways to do it. Which works better depends on whether you are on (1) a computer or (2) a phone or tablet. Advice available upon request.

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    stinger says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): That’s quite a bit of stress packed into a short timeframe.

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    NotMax says:

    @Amir Khalid

    And possess a more refined sense of self-control.

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    MomSense says:

    @gbbalto:

    That’s what auto correct is doing with one of the verses.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Baud: How about a BJ production of
    BAUD PANTHER!!!!!
    I am pretty sure Asians here have seen BP in this country, I am pretty sure good words about the film are being text overseas. They probably got bootlegged copies.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Betty Cracker: Got it! Just emailed you back

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    efgoldman says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    I thought I remembered that it had a good first line.

    My all time favorite first line: “When the phone rang, Parker was in the garage killing a man.”
    Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark, the “Parker” series. Don’t remember which book, but they all start with a “when” clause

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @SgrAstar:

    Good one.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Miss Bianca: Except. .. Maddow just reported that the same guy was in charge of the charter service the campaign used. Notable for multiple incidents including VP candidate Pence’s plane overshooting the runway at LaGuardia, and another pilot terminated when it became public that he had an assault conviction. Fine judge of talent, that one.

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    lamh36 says:

    Goodness, I’ve been so tired lately…more than usual…since I’ve got that big Australia trip in May, I’ve been stockpiling my time off at work, when I’d usually just take an extra day off, I haven’t been able to, and since we are short staffed at the lab, we’re all working about 2 weekends a month…and so I’m not catching up on as much sleep as I need to.

    So..I’ll bid you adieu BJ…til mañana

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    Come into the garden, Baud.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee: From the new revised Titus Andronicus. Foul spoken coward, Baud is thund’rest with thy tongue, and with thy weapon nothing Baud dares perform.”

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    NotMax says:

    Another one bites the dust.

    The first lady, Melania Trump, has parted ways with an adviser after news about the adviser’s firm reaping $26 million in payments to help plan President Trump’s inauguration.

    Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who has been friends with Mrs. Trump for years, had been working on a contract basis as an unpaid senior adviser to the office of the first lady.

    Stephanie Grisham, Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman, said the office had “severed the gratuitous services contract with Ms. Wolkoff,” who Ms. Grisham said had been employed as “a special government employee” to work on specific projects. “We thank her for her hard work and wish her all the best.”

    The contract was terminated last week, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. Source

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    Spanky says:

    ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy Baud did gyre and gimble on the wabe.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    There was no possibility of taking a walk with Baud that day.

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    To Baud or not to Baud, that’s the question.

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    frosty fred says:

    @lollipopguild:Interesting. A cousin of my grandmother’s lied about his age to join the Navy at 16 in 1920. They put him in a submarine because he was small.

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    efgoldman says:

    @schrodingers_cat:

    Unlike the OP, they don’t know any better because they are too young.

    Ferret Head doesn’t know any better either, but he doesn’t haVe the advantage of babyhood or growing out of it

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Coming late to the game, but – “Christmas Eve, 1955, Baud, wearing black levis, suede jacket, sneakers and big cowboy hat, happened to pass through Norfolk, Virginia. Given to sentimental impulses, he thought he’d look in on the Sailor’s Grave, his old tin can’s tavern on East Main Street.”

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    Tokyokie says:

    @lamh36: I don’t know about China, but in Japan, the movie theaters are controlled by the major Japanese studios (the sort of vertical monopolies that the ruling in U.S. v. Paramount Pictures forbade in 1948), and the people who run them are ultra-conservative in their business dealings. If an American movie doesn’t have a big star and/or director, it will probably not play in Japan. (For instance, although The Usual Suspects had a Japanese distributor, it wasn’t booked on any screens until after it won recognition at the Tokyo International Film Festival.) And even if an American film has a distributor that wants to exhibit it, bookings at the major theaters in Shinjuku and Shibuya (the major entertainment districts in Tokyo) are made several months in advance, and it’s difficult to get a venue to screen a movie. My guess is that Black Panther will achieve enough recognition outside of Japan that whatever knucklehead studio boss who has the distribution rights to it will decide to go ahead and book it, but it’ll probably be summer before it’s publicly screened. (Back when I lived in Tokyo, I could often get the laserdisc of an American movie before it played in a theater locally, and I doubt that’s changed a whole lot in the interim.)

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Gravenstone: oh, well…business (as in. “run government like one of Trump’s businesses”) as usual, then!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a Baud of wealth and taste

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    NotMax says:

    I came, I Baud, I conquered.

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    emrys says:

    The Baud lived in a lilac wood, and he lived all alone.

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    clay says:

    @Emma: It’s interesting that they called him “White Wolf” in the film.

    In the books, White Wolf was T’Challa’s adopted (white) brother. He was the head of the Wakandan secret police, and they often butted heads over (what he saw as) T’Challa’s unwillingness to do the dirty work that was necessary to protect Wakanda’s interests. Getting back to the line from the film: “It’s hard for a good man to be king.”

    I don’t know if the film used it as a random reference, or if Bucky will take on some of this role. I could see him being a Wakandan spy, teaming up with Nakia. That’d be pretty sweet!

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    Ruviana says:

    @Miss Bianca: Well, “A Baud Not an Echo” might be better.

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    One Baud Two Baud Red Baud Blue Baud

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @NotMax:

    I love how she claims she was working an “unpaid” contract after receiving $26 million. I’m pretty sure that was a pre-payment.

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    stinger says:

    @Ruviana: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of Baud!

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    JR says:

    @Mary G: Saint-Just (1789) age 22

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    NotMax says:

    Perhaps later tonight shall curl up to re-watch I, Baudius.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @NotMax: Trump: It’s my money!! IT’S MY MONEY!!!

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    The Pale Scot says:

    Take a look at the foto in the Independent;

    Conservative personality Tomi Lahren and Charlie Kirk at Politicon at Pasadena Convention

    “Sometimes that shark, he looks right into ya, right into your eyes. Y’know, the thing about a shark, he’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. “

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    Elizabelle says:

    Baud, the story of a Duck

    (Any other Ping fans out here?)

    The little Baud that could …

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Tokyokie:

    It’s scheduled for a March 1st release in Japan, according to IMDb.

    I’m guessing that the Giant Evil Corporation has distribution connections that the producers of, say, The Shape of Water did not.

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    Jay says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de:

    Trump’s afraid of horses,

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    Hkedi [Kang T. Q.] says:

    Wife: What do you mean ‘Urgghh’? I don’t like Baud!
    Vikings: Lovely Baud! Wonderful Baud!
    Waitress: Shut up!
    Vikings: Lovely Baud! Wonderful Baud!
    Waitress: Shut up! (Vikings stop) Bloody Vikings! You can’t have egg bacon Baud and sausage without the Baud.
    Wife: I don’t like Baud!
    Man: Sshh, dear, don’t cause a fuss. I’ll have your Baud. I love it. I’m having Baud Baud Baud Baud Baud Baud Baud beaked beans Baud Baud Baud and Baud!
    Vikings: Baud Baud Baud Baud. Lovely Baud! Wonderful Baud!

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Stately, plump Baud came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

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    stinger says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Baud Day at Black Rock

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    stinger says:

    @Amir Khalid: My name is Baud! BJ Baud!

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @Fair Economist: Domestically, Black Panther is easily on track to be the second biggest-earning Marvel movie after The Avengers. Not sure about worldwide.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Hkedi [Kang T. Q.]:

    Well, Baud, Egg, Sausage, and Baud hasn’t got much Baud in it.

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    stinger says:

    Last night I dreamt I went to Baud! again.

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    Calouste says:

    The Good the Baud and the Ugly

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    The Pale Scot says:

    @Major Major Major Major:
    So it’s about a fish named Dennis who hangs out in the morgue with a bunch of people he doesn’t know.

    Got it.

    Interesting premise.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @stinger:

    Good one! I’m hearing it in Joan Fontaine’s voice.

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    stinger says:

    I’m shocked — shocked — to find that Baud! is going on in here.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Tokyokie:

    Also, kind of a random question: I’ve heard that Japanese movie trailers usually give the ending away (or at least strongly hint at it) because audiences want to know what they’re getting into before they spend their money on a movie. Is that true, in your experience?

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @lamh36: Black Panther has destroyed the box-office projections.

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    divF says:

    @Miss Bianca:
    Midway through Baud’s journey he fell into a dark wood of error…

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @stinger:

    S P O I L E R A L E R T ! ! !

    “Rosebaud” was his sled.

    END SPOILER ALERT

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    JR says:

    The thousand injuries of Baud, I bore as best I could. But when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Exit, pursued by Baud.

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    stinger says:

    Here is Baud!, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head.

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    stinger says:

    Baud! had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    He was born with a gift of laughter, and a sense that the world was Baud.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I am not comfortable with that one.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @divF:

    Two roads diverged in a yellow Baud….

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    I am not comfortable with that one.

    I Moreau or less assumed that.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Fie! Fie upon thee!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Elizabelle:

    I adored Ping.

    Also, The Runaway Bunny.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Miss Bianca:

    Baudia est omnis divisa in partes tres.

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    joel hanes says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Oh, surely more than three. After all

    the headbone connected to the neck bone
    the neck bone connected to the shoulder bone
    the shoulder bone connected to the back bone …

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @joel hanes: The guy who wrote that clearly did not do well in med school.

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka Baka Amerikahito) 🗳 🌷:
    NYMag: U.S. Needs New FAA Head, Trump Generously Offers His Personal Pilot

    “I have a pilot who’s a real expert,” Trump explained. “He said, ‘Sir, the equipment they’re putting on is just the wrong stuff. If we’re going to modernize our system we should be using the right equipment.’ My pilot, he’s a smart guy, and he knows what’s going on.”
    Just watch the reactions of Myron Gray, president of U.S. Operations at UPS in the video below. You can tell he’s blown away by Dunkin’s insights, as relayed by President Trump.

    Then watch the video at the link. Superglue your lips shut, first. Else your jaw will drop so hard it will self-dislocate.
    (Honestly, I don’t know that Dunkin is not qualified. Maybe he is (qualified), but D. Trump is not the one to judge.)

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    J R in WV says:

    @lamh36:

    I know it isn’t necessarily a help with Japanese and Chinese markets, but there is a big scene in South Korea, which is as typically an Asian scene as you could ask for. Hope that isn’t a spoiler, no plot elements, just a location in the film. I was shocked when a fancy bar scene had a character ask for whiskey and they served Jim Beam, IIRC. Not upper end brown liquor in my book.

    There is also a little scenery from Africa, I think.

    ;-) a very interesting film. Wouldn’t mind going back for the 3-D version.

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    dopey-o says:

    @zhena gogolia: it was a dark and stormy Baud.”

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    laura says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): I’m hoping for what you’re hoping for. Really, hoping for a minor inconvenience for the House of Windsor.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Baud:

    A little hubris there? Not modest, a least…

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    PIGL says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): there really is isn’t there? I would have imagined them to be younger men in their 30s perhaps early 40s somehow. I had no idea so many of the big names were so very young.

    I’m sure you must be very worried about your old man and I wish I knew the comforting thing to say. But I think what others have said is true… if the medics thought there was any grave danger they wouldn’t mess around and make you wait.

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    Citizen Alan says:

    @No Drought No More:

    Kill yourself.

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    PIGL says:

    @Miss Bianca: Baud! screaming comes across the sky.

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    PIGL says:

    @randy khan: now that’s some of the greatest news I’ve heard all day.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    @Jay:

    Trump’s afraid of horses,

    Is there anything that doesn’t scare the cowardly nithing?

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