How To Act Like An Actor, By Nick Searcy

International Film and Television Star Nick Searcy from Justified now has his own WebZone, including "Acting School," in which he explains how you too could become an International Film and Television Star, or at least behave like one.

Part 1: The Importance of You, Your Relaxation, Your Nutrition, Your Needs, and Your Career.

Part 2: How to Avoid Your Family.


Incidentally: Showtime is currently (or was recently, at least) running a documentary called That Guy... Who Was In That Thing, consisting of interviews with character actors. Guys you totally, totally recognize from six thousand things (but you often can't say specifically what).

I thought it was extremely interesting and fun. Some things I didn't know: Nick Searcy talks about working 30-40 days per year in his Acting School clip. This is not much of an exaggeration. The average working actor actually does work about that much. He only works more when he lands a series or has a very productive spell as a guest star in tv shows and movies. They often work less.

One of the guys in this documentary, I think the guy who played "Bellick" in Prison Break, talked about how he tried to at least work just enough to qualify for unemployment insurance for the rest of the year. What's very surprising is that working actors, not the Major Motion Picture Stars but the rest of working actors, are actually... middle class, or even lower middle class. Most do not have expensive homes and often have cars 10 or 12 years old. They can't really spend a lot of money because their salaries are so extremely variable. They might make $15,000 for a five day shoot, but then might not work again for six or nine months. They really have absolutely no idea.

While the Major Motion Picture Stars often go on TV to talk about the "richest 1% profiting while the rest of the country loses ground," in fact that's exactly what they, the Major Motion Picture Stars, have done. The fee for the absolute top stars has gone up astronomically, but the fees for the other actors have plunged.

Whereas before, in say the 70s or 80s, you could get somewhat wealthy(ish) if you were a busy guest star actor, now they've cut the fees of everyone (except those at the tippy-top) so that even busy guest-star type actors you know are making about as much as, say, a teacher with 15 years on the job.

At least that's the sense I got -- unless these guys were bullshitting and pretending they had less money than they really did. But I don't think they were bullshitting. They had too many details. Paul Guilfoyle (the head detective on CSI) talked about how he would get the utility guys to skip reading his meter by telling them the meter was in the crawlspace under the house, and how there were "a lot of vermin down there." He noted that that word -- "vermin" -- was the most effective for deterring the utility guy.

It's just an interesting documentary.

Posted by: Ace at 09:49 AM



Comments

1 First

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 08, 2012 09:51 AM (s+y+T)

2 Acting lessons: good for actors, great for lawyers, perfect for politicians.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 09:52 AM (a0nis)

3 third!?

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 09:57 AM (0ImZM)

4 I was once in a movie and they paid me a lot of money and my agent told me I was the best so I must be not only really talented but also quite special, so I'd like to talk to you about AIDS in Africa and global warming. And oh, by the way, once I become famous I will never, ever, ever and I mean neverrrrrrr leave the public stage, until they have to drag me kicking and screaming off some skanky reality show. All because I wanted to be an actor.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 09:57 AM (1OZSU)

5 Methinks Mr Searcy is not too fond of some people in Hollywood.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 08, 2012 09:57 AM (Zd/NW)

6 It is good to have a thread that requires no thought!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 09:59 AM (Cnqmv)

7 I'm trying to sell you on this while underselling it. I keep editing it to make it clearer that he's goofing on Hollywood actors.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 09:59 AM (LCRYB)

8 Or math

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 09:59 AM (Cnqmv)

9 I kind of don't want to sell it properly, as a parody, because then you lose the first laugh when you realize it's a goof. But otherwise you might not click on it.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:00 AM (LCRYB)

10 @9

Is this another case of incoherence?

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:01 AM (a0nis)

11 Oh, well that's a horse of a different color then. I almost, jus for a sec, lost faith in Hollywood.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 10:02 AM (0ImZM)

12 Well I coulda been an actor
But I wound up here

Posted by: In Cognito at December 08, 2012 10:03 AM (kGDRz)

13 Yeah Ace- I found out the other day that once you start explaining the joke, you have passed the point of no return. Best just to let it fade away. They either will get it or not.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:04 AM (1OZSU)

14 I don't have enough hair to be an actor. Unless body hair counts.

I'm pretty good at sockpuppeting though, does that count?

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:04 AM (a0nis)

15 right but I have to let people know it's not actually a technical how-to on acting.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:05 AM (LCRYB)

16 Couldn't our time be better spent talkin' 'bout boobs or sumpin.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 10:05 AM (0ImZM)

17
Gaffer? What's a gaffer?


Mr. Romney, what about your GAFFES??!!

Am I close?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:05 AM (Md8Uo)

18 @14

Indeed it does! Now give me money and/or cock.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 08, 2012 10:05 AM (a0nis)

19 Of course, mine was a lame ICBM joke rather than a fine subtle piece of off-Hollywood UTube performance art, but I feel your dilemma.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:05 AM (1OZSU)

20 I just announced the other day that I'm retiring from acting.

Before you celebrate though, know that I also plan to get into directing.

Posted by: Brad Pitt at December 08, 2012 10:09 AM (a0nis)

21 Have we veered into territory where Ace has to apologize because us Morons fail to understand his humor? Oh dear, tsk tsk tsk.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:09 AM (t866N)

22 "how many times did you say 'nick searcy' today?" "that's not enough! work on it!" awesome

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 08, 2012 10:09 AM (GVxQo)

23 Waaahhh!!! I don't wanna watch the content!!! I don't wanna and you can't MAKE me!!! I just wanna make comments. Oh and be FOIST!




(you see, it was a joke about cold weather states and ICBM's. Get it? I C BM? icy BM? Oh hell, never mind!)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:09 AM (1OZSU)

24 @19 Must've been a tough room. They're usually comedy gold.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 10:10 AM (0ImZM)

25 Was anyone able to tell what carrier that has was for? I immediately knew it wasn't a real actor when I saw the flag and military hat.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:11 AM (YdQQY)

26
Actors, boobs.

Same thing.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:11 AM (Md8Uo)

27 Time for a second cup o' Joe

Posted by: Wishin' it was Josephine at December 08, 2012 10:11 AM (kGDRz)

28 And ace up and posting Sat morning!

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:11 AM (YdQQY)

29 Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 09:59 AM (LCRYB)

If there is anyone who didn't realize that it was going to be critical, then you need a better class of morons.

Pretty good actually. The shot at Sean Penn (nee Esteves) was particularly delicious.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:12 AM (GsoHv)

30 Ace, are you sleeping better or worse? Because this is awfully early for you.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 08, 2012 10:12 AM (JDIKC)

31 I think it is past time for a new thread! This one holds the record for almost instantaneous tanking!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:12 AM (Cnqmv)

32 he's got a movie I still have to see called Cold Storage. I think it's a thriller or crime movie.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:12 AM (LCRYB)

33 David Letterman, line 1.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 10:12 AM (0ImZM)

34
Sumpin?

Is that like getting the water out of your sump? Sumpin?

I'm not going to talk about that, it's mundane.

Let's talk about......Nick Searcy.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:13 AM (Md8Uo)

35 He failed to give his wife a cameo listing in Part I.

I'm expecting to see a few high heel pock marks on his bald head in Part II.

The box in the hallway is the cliffhanger. You have to come back to find out if it contains alien artifacts, Michael Moore's toe cheese collection, or Hirohoto's Engrish book collection.

Off to Part II.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 08, 2012 10:13 AM (ccXZP)

36 @31

Hey, the thread is at its funnest after everyone gets tanked.

Posted by: Brad Pitt at December 08, 2012 10:13 AM (a0nis)

37 sock off

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:13 AM (a0nis)

38 >>>If there is anyone who didn't realize that it was going to be critical, then you need a better class of morons.

well I didn't! He sent this a week ago but I thought it was actually a real How To Act In Films lesson, and while I meant to link it, I was trying to figure out "How do I make this sound like something a general audience would be interested in?"

He didn't say it was a comedy. He just said, like, "I have a new web series called Acting School."

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:14 AM (LCRYB)

39 Hrothgar, not seen such a tanking since ... well... not sure when. Heaven's Gate?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:14 AM (t866N)

40 Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:11 AM (YdQQY)

Or just going to sleep....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:14 AM (GsoHv)

41 Speaking of celebrities- I once heard Kelly Clarkson interviewed about her thoughts on global warming. She said, "I don't know anything about global warming but...) and proceeded to blather on at some length about how horrible it was. The irony was totally lost on her.

Sorry Kell- you lost me at "I don't know anything"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:14 AM (1OZSU)

42
A shot at Sean Penn?

Well, he missed because the last I heard, Sean Penn was still above ground.

Better aim next time, sucker.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:14 AM (Md8Uo)

43 Vic,

A buddy of mine swears by Costco's house brand of bourbon. I tasted it yesterday, and it is not bad at all.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:15 AM (GsoHv)

44 @41

At least she's honest.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:15 AM (a0nis)

45 If your aim is unsure, use grenades.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:16 AM (t866N)

46
Stupid but honest.

ACTING!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:16 AM (Md8Uo)

47 And ace up and posting Sat morning!

Then....the Mayans were right, weren't they?

It is the end times.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 08, 2012 10:16 AM (s+y+T)

48 Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:14 AM (LCRYB)

Yes, but by the time it gets posted on AOSHQ the indications are strong that it will be a skewering of someone or something.

I liked it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:17 AM (GsoHv)

49 @47

I still say Obama's saving the world-ending stuff for January.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:17 AM (a0nis)

50
If your aim is unsure, use grenades.

Anna Puma

Nuke 'em from orbit, just to be sure.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:18 AM (Md8Uo)

51 I can't seem to link this, but if you go to his main site, he's got a funny picture on the lower right.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:18 AM (LCRYB)

52

I really like this Nick Searcy guy.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 08, 2012 10:18 AM (yVBJI)

53 @50

If you're gonna waste a whole nuke, make sure Sean Penn is hosting a party.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:18 AM (a0nis)

54 I'm going to watch Gandhi, I hate that movie.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 10:19 AM (0ImZM)

55 If you're gonna waste a whole nuke, make sure Sean Penn is hosting a party.

It wouldn't work.

Cockroaches have always survived the apocalypse.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 08, 2012 10:19 AM (s+y+T)

56 Reminds me of Ashley Judd...

Last year Gwenth Paltrow was selling GOOP a colon cleanser, I shit you not! lol!

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 10:19 AM (e/Cti)

57 A buddy of mine swears by Costco's house brand of bourbon. I tasted it yesterday, and it is not bad at all.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:15 AM (GsoHv)

Damn, wifey was just down at the beach where they have a Costco last week. I'll have to remember that.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:20 AM (YdQQY)

58 Sean boyo, imagine this. It is 1200A.D. Pyramid at Chichen Itza. The high priest stands before the thousands of Mayans in full regalia. In his hands is the still beating heart of the sacrifice, he raises it up for all to see. As the crowd approves he calls out in a high voice, "Glub! Glub!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:20 AM (t866N)

59 A buddy of mine swears by Costco's house brand of bourbon. I tasted it yesterday, and it is not bad at all.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:15 AM (GsoHv)

I thought their in-house beer was meh (but it was cost-effective)!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:20 AM (Cnqmv)

60 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:20 AM (t866N

LMFAO

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 08, 2012 10:21 AM (s+y+T)

61 Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:12 AM (LCRYB)

"Cold Storage" is a horror movie...sort of.

It's a tough slog. Save it for a rainy, bored day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (GsoHv)

62 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:20 AM (t866N)

You should have stopped with the Heaven's Gate post!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (Cnqmv)

63 Knowing Costco, which is a Chinese firm, it would be Chinese "bourbon" which technically must be labeled "whiskey".

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (YdQQY)

64
I thought their in-house beer was meh (but it was cost-effective)!



Pour it in a glass. Squeeze a lime into it. Serve it to you guests (works especially well with those in their 20's). Call it Corona.

They won't know the difference

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (Q6u7O)

65 I thought their in-house beer was meh (but it was cost-effective)!
Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:20 AM (Cnqmv)

*****
Nice cost-benefit analysis!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (1OZSU)

66 Well I shall save you the effort Hrothgar. Got to scoot. Take a sick cat to the vet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:24 AM (t866N)

67

wait, Ace posted this on a Saturday...

morning?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 08, 2012 10:24 AM (E7Qlq)

68 Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (YdQQY)

Costco or Cosco?

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:25 AM (Cnqmv)

69
In the near future, all your purchasing decisions will be based on a cost-benefit analysis.

Crummy beer, get used to it.

So Barack can go to Hawaii for vacation on your nickel.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:25 AM (Md8Uo)

70 Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (YdQQY)

I have no idea what you mean that Costco is a Chinese firm, but the bourbon, at least according to the label, is real bourbon made in Kentucky.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:26 AM (GsoHv)

71 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 10:24 AM (t866N)

Hope kitty revives quickly!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:26 AM (Cnqmv)

72 Anyone remember Steve Martin's "How to be a millionaire"

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 10:26 AM (s9Tmb)

73

LOL.

My sister worked for various studios in hollywood for a long time -- and, the stories she could tell...

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 10:26 AM (LpQbZ)

74
Cosco is a big Chinese freight company that runs all kinds of shipping into Long Beach.

Costco is a big cut rate bargain chain that runs Chinese goods into the US, probably through Long Beach.

There's a difference without a distinction.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:27 AM (Md8Uo)

75 @58 "Glub! Glub!"

*****

Actually, the correct pronunciation is "Lub Dub". Many laypeople (laypersons?) get this wrong.

(Trust me, I'm a doctor)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:27 AM (1OZSU)

76 Okay now I've seen Part II. The head dents I expected from Part I were artfully covered up by the hat. Wise move -- always look your best.

Sean Penn was great in this episode too. He was deep into his character as a cell phone. Did you see how smoothly he bounced off that ivy covered wall when tossed?

Pure genius. Kinda stole the show from ole Nick.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 08, 2012 10:27 AM (ccXZP)

77 Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (Q6u7O)

But the little bastards have delusions of grandeur.

I caught our soon-to-be-21-year-old at Thanksgiving about to pour himself a glass of an excellent and expensive bourbon from my cabinet.

Buy your own good booze! And if you want a drink, that Jim Beam on the bottom shelf is fine.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:28 AM (GsoHv)

78 58 Anna Puma, you have *got* to get your book finished and available for purchase. The creativity, imagination, and "voice" of your comments here make me eager to read it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 08, 2012 10:29 AM (wbeNt)

79 In the near future, all your purchasing decisions will be based on a cost-benefit analysis.

Crummy beer, get used to it.

So Barack can go to Hawaii for vacation on your nickel.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:25 AM (Md8Uo)


The near future is here. Crummy everything is all I can afford now, but at least I rest secure and sleep well at night knowing that Barack Obama is leading the country (mostly from golf courses and Hawaii).

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:29 AM (Cnqmv)

80 Those were funny. "Are you watching yourself on TV again?"

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 08, 2012 10:31 AM (JDIKC)

81 (Trust me, I'm a doctor)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:27 AM (1OZSU)

But do you play one on TV, that's what counts!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:31 AM (Cnqmv)

82 @79

I take comfort in knowing that it'll only get worse after Obama. We'll be pining for the glory days of 2012, much like we're pining for Carter now.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:32 AM (a0nis)

83 I caught our soon-to-be-21-year-old at Thanksgiving
about to pour himself a glass of an excellent and expensive bourbon from
my cabinet.

Buy your own good booze! And if you want a drink, that Jim Beam on the bottom shelf is fine.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:28 AM (GsoHv)

Plus, they want to mix it with root beer.

Posted by: Bruce at December 08, 2012 10:34 AM (Q6u7O)

84 Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 10:32 AM (a0nis)

Never thought I'd say this, but I am beginning to remember what a great president Carter was!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:34 AM (Cnqmv)

85 In the near future, all your purchasing decisions will be based on a cost-benefit analysis.

All those decisions will be made for you. The grocery store shelves, when there's anything on them, will be stocked with generic white boxes marked "FOOD"...which you will obtain with your ration coupons.

The government will run a concurrent propaganda campaign extolling the virtues of food.

"FOOD is good!"
"You like FOOD!"

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 10:34 AM (s9Tmb)

86 Oh, wait, I meant- "Trust me, I'm a, er, ah, a rocket surgeon. Yeah, that's it!No, er abrain scientist...er...movie star! That's the ticket!"


On the internet, nothing is what it seems...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:34 AM (1OZSU)

87 there's all kind How To vids on the internet made by mostly idiots who just happen to own a camera and have an internet connection

there exists on yootoob instructional vids on how to give b-jays

Posted by: soothsayer at December 08, 2012 10:35 AM (BWzj8)

88 All those decisions will be made for you. The grocery store shelves,
when there's anything on them, will be stocked with generic white boxes
marked "FOOD"...which you will obtain with your ration coupons.



Don't be such an alarmist. That won't happen until the Malia Obama administration.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 10:36 AM (z9HTb)

89 P.S. Andit's not like I claimedto be a good doctor!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:36 AM (1OZSU)

90 I caught our soon-to-be-21-year-old at Thanksgiving
about to pour himself a glass of an excellent and expensive bourbon from
my cabinet.


Take some of the cheap shit in the plastic bottles...and water it down, and put it in the expensive bottles. He won't know the difference.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 10:36 AM (s9Tmb)

91

there are vids on why Asian men are great lovers even though they have small wangs

what's more, there are "response" videos to all crap on yootoob

Posted by: soothsayer at December 08, 2012 10:37 AM (cQuy/)

92 "FOOD is good!"
"You like FOOD!"

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 10:34 AM (s9Tmb)


"The FOOD ration has been increased from three kilos per week to two kilos per week!"

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:37 AM (Cnqmv)

93 Seamus, don't you have any feet to chop off or tonsils to rustle on the schedule today?

The FSA is gonna get mad if you are slackin'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 08, 2012 10:38 AM (ccXZP)

94

wait, That Guy thread?

I love That Guy threads!

Posted by: soothsayer at December 08, 2012 10:39 AM (+7i2c)

95 Aren't they the same?

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:39 AM (YdQQY)

96 I knew a character actor who though now is semi-retired, did it for 40 years. He has played a doctor or judge on every sit com. In fact, every time they reran an episode of him playing a doctor on Seinfeld, he received several offers for other doctor roles on other shows. I guess casting directors are lazy assholes. He lived in a junky house (but in LA which means it was still expensive), drove a crappy car, but had some rental property. A lot of his money went to private schools for his kids. He now lives in the midwest where he lives in a beautiful house in a beautiful area and the public schools are excellent. He was a libertarian which in Hwd is code for conservative.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 10:40 AM (e/Cti)

97 I have no idea what you mean that Costco is a
Chinese firm, but the bourbon, at least according to the label, is real
bourbon made in Kentucky.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:26 AM (GsoHv)

I had read somewhere that they were owned by the Chinese.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:40 AM (YdQQY)

98 Don't be such an alarmist. That won't happen until the reign of Malia Obama administration
Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 10:36 AM (z9HTb)


*****

Tweaked that a little for ya.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:40 AM (1OZSU)

99 Tweaked that a little for ya.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:40 AM (1OZSU)


I've got DoJ working on the executive order defining the rules of presidential dynastic succession.

Posted by: Barky Ochooma (Redistributor of YOUR Wealth) at December 08, 2012 10:43 AM (Cnqmv)

100 Gall, the defintion: JEF address today accusing Republicans of blocking cliff bill after Harry blocked it in the Senate.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:44 AM (YdQQY)

101 Ace,

I am deeply suspicious of those claims of the rank-and-file actors.

I am in NYC enough to see lots of actors all over the place. And it's usually in nice restaurants. Anybody who can eat at Union Square Cafe or Picholine is not lower middle class.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:45 AM (GsoHv)

102 Tweaked that a little for ya.


Thanks, Comrade. I have difficulty shedding my reactionary ways.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 10:45 AM (z9HTb)

103
I have some bad news for you, Vic.

In the near future, we will ALL be owned by the Chinese.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:45 AM (Md8Uo)

104 93 Seamus, don't you have any feet to chop off or tonsils to rustle on the schedule today?The FSA is gonna get mad if you are slackin'.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 08, 2012 10:38 AM (ccXZP)

*****

Just headin out the door to perform a couple 'bama echoes.

"Haven't you heard? All the peoples is gettin' them a 'bama echo!! If youse on the med'care, the med'caid, if youse on the foo' stamps. Oh yeah, 'bama gonna get us all a echo! (Romney sucks)"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 10:45 AM (1OZSU)

105 I am in NYC enough to see lots of actors all over the place. And it's
usually in nice restaurants. Anybody who can eat at Union Square Cafe or
Picholine is not lower middle class.



You sure they are not getting an employee discount?

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 10:46 AM (z9HTb)

106 I embrace the Saturday morning ACE! Eleventy!

Posted by: Yip at December 08, 2012 10:46 AM (/jHWN)

107 >Was anyone able to tell what carrier that has was for? I immediately
knew it wasn't a real actor when I saw the flag and military hat.

That was a USS Ronald Reagan hat with the motto "Peace through Strength" at the bottom. So yeah, he's not the typical Hollywood type. But, we knew that since he's been outed as a longtime reader of this very blog. Hell, for all we know he could be a well known commenter posting incognito as well.

Anyway, the videos were hilarious. Good job Nick! And I absolutely can't wait for the 4th season of Justified...just a month away!

Posted by: DanInMN at December 08, 2012 10:46 AM (khf9A)

108 I had read somewhere that they were owned by the Chinese.


Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:40 AM (YdQQY)It's a publicly held American corporation. I'm not sure of the corporate politics, but their pork ribs are excellent. Good Iowa pork, trimmed very well, and very inexpensive.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:47 AM (GsoHv)

109 it's not actually a technical how-to on acting.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:05 AM (LCRYB)

WHAT Say it ain't so!!!! Ive already quit my day job and rented the U-haul for my Epic Trek to Cali-E-fornia.

Posted by: Paladin at December 08, 2012 10:47 AM (JqMIA)

110 >>>In fact, every time they reran an episode of him playing a doctor on Seinfeld, he received several offers for other doctor roles on other shows. I guess casting directors are lazy assholes.

they do seem to be. Once an actor does One Thing, you will immediately see him in eight other things, doing the same thing.

Ronny Cox was a nice-guy avuncular type his whole life, until one guy cast him as a Corporate Evil Bastard Villain in Robocop. THEN, he was always the corporate evil bastard villain. Similarly Migel Frerar played punks. Then in Robocop they put him in a suit and he played corporate shark. After Robocop, every single role he was offered involved a suit.

They can't seem to even imagine you In A Suit unless they've seen you In A Suit in a movie. Then, that's all they can imagine you as.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:47 AM (LCRYB)

111
Nick Searcy for President in 2016.

Because we still don't have enough bullshit coming out of Washington.

ACTING!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:47 AM (Md8Uo)

112 You sure they are not getting an employee discount?

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 10:46 AM (z9HTb)

No, the service in those places is too good. They'd get tossed the first day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:48 AM (GsoHv)

113 Q: "Why can’t it be argued that President Morsi, by issuing this decree, essentially inflamed a situation that was already tense because the Coptic Christian minority, for one, didn’t feel that its interests were being respected, that there were some legitimate objections being raised by those in the secular opposition that they were hoping that they could work out? Why can’t the U.S. blame President Morsi for the situation now taking place outside the palace?

State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner: "Well, Rosalind, I don’t think it makes any sense right now to blame any one side, but to – rather to urge all sides to come together to talk about the issues at stake here, to talk about this constitutional draft, and to adhere to a process, as I said, that allows all Egyptians’ voices to be heard."

Well that's mighty white of them?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 10:48 AM (79ueO)

114
Take some of the cheap shit in the plastic bottles...and water it down, and put it in the expensive bottles. He won't know the difference.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 10:36 AM (s9Tmb)
During my last year living at home, I considered doing that to prevent my parents from taking my booze.Problem was I was buying moderately priced wine and microbrew beer which they were swiping. I just stopped buying it until I was ready to drink it (sadly burbon isn't as easy to do that with.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 10:49 AM (GaqMa)

115 >>>I am deeply suspicious of those claims of the rank-and-file actors.

I dunno... these guys really had anecdotes about it. You can tell a lie easily enough, but it's harder to have a stack of Anecdotes to back it up.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:49 AM (LCRYB)

116 Was anyone able to tell what carrier that has was
for? I immediately knew it wasn't a real actor when I saw the flag and
military hat.


Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:11 AM
-------------------------
CVN 76. USS Ronald Reagan

Posted by: Lurking Flaneur at December 08, 2012 10:49 AM (FZEtg)

117 Gall, the defintion: JEF address today accusing Republicans of blocking cliff bill after Harry blocked it in the Senate.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:44 AM (YdQQY)


Another result of easy (and incessant) access to trivial media is that people believe reality is completely defined by what they perceive from watching a TV screen, not from what is actually happening. Thinking still be hard work!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:49 AM (Cnqmv)

118 I have a co-worker who is a SAG member. She does extra work in movie shoots in the Boston area. From what she tells me, it pays decently when she works, but it is very spotty. Hasn't quit her night job.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 10:50 AM (z9HTb)

119 As good as Nick Searcy is as Nick Searcy, what is astonishing is to see him perform the role of Nick Searcy's son.

Now THAT is acting!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2012 10:50 AM (BeSEI)

120 Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:47 AM (LCRYB)

And of course that's one of the pleasures of a good movie -- a casting director who isn't mailing it in.

Playing against type must be extremely difficult formost actors, but I wonder if they relish it or prefer to remain in easy, typecast roles?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:51 AM (GsoHv)

121
Blame Morsi? Blame Morsi?

He's our man in Cairo now, dammit. Obama will back him to the hilt, 1000%!!

Or is that he's our man at Costco? Costco, Cairo, whatever.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers, sure at December 08, 2012 10:51 AM (Md8Uo)

122 Time for a second cup o' Joe

Yea, with a splash of Crown....hummm Good Coffee! Nothing better than Weekend Coffee!

Posted by: Paladin at December 08, 2012 10:51 AM (JqMIA)

123 of course their anecdotes might have been from years and years before, when they were working once a year.

But one guy, that I recognized as being in Everything, was talking about his current finances and he seemed to live very modestly. I think he was the guy with the 14 year old car.

The other thing here is that a couple of them were married to ex-actresses. But the actresses had quit the business and gotten Real Jobs. And I got the sense their wives usually made more money (though, with the high variability, the actors can spike for a while with high salaries if they work a bunch of times in a period of time).

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:52 AM (LCRYB)

124 Costco is not Chinese. That would be COSCO (China Oceanic Shipping Company).

Costco does make a good bourbon under their Kirkland brand. And the Kirkland dress shirts are very good, they use Brooks Brothers patterns.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 10:52 AM (Ty7ja)

125
Hey ace,
Are you trying to convince us that Hollywood types are just poor people as well?
Or alternatively that they adovacate for higher taxes because they are the 47%?
(I can't speak for actors specifically, but I have family out in LA, actually Ventura, but whatever. Everytime I go out there I get sickened by the flaunting of cash. You'll see Bentleys next to beamers next to ferraris. Clearly there is a ton of cash out there, and it's almost more apparent than Wall Steet.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 10:53 AM (GaqMa)

126
Mashaal: No concession on inch of Palestine
Published: 12.08.12, 16:55 / Israel News



Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, making his first ever visit to the Gaza Strip, vowed on Saturday never to recognize Israel and said his Islamist group would never abandon its claim to all Israeli territory.

"Palestine is ours from the river to the sea and from the south to the north. There will be no concession on an inch of the land," he told a sea of supporters at an open-air rally, the highlight of his three-day stay in Gaza. (Reuters)

hey I got an idea, lets' force Israel to negotiate with these fine folk. Hell what's a little suicide amongst freinds

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 10:53 AM (79ueO)

127 Once an actor does One Thing, you will immediately see him in eight other things, doing the same thing.



Timothy Oliphant did ok with the type casting, though.


Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 10:54 AM (z9HTb)

128 How can actors find much work when Brian Dennehy and Jeff Goldblum play everyone?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 10:55 AM (wwsoB)

129 63
Knowing Costco, which is a Chinese firm, it would be Chinese "bourbon" which technically must be labeled "whiskey".


Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:22 AM (YdQQY)


Ummm.....what? Costco is NOT a Chinese firm. Where'd you get that?

Posted by: Tami at December 08, 2012 10:55 AM (X6akg)

130 >>>Are you trying to convince us that Hollywood types are just poor people as well?

Just telling you what this documentary implied.

Obviously there's a lot of big cash in hollywood. But any rich industry has lots of people around it who are not so rich.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:55 AM (LCRYB)

131 "He won't know the difference."

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 10:36 AM (s9Tmb)

Or I can tell him I will kick his ass the next time he takes booze without asking.

Shocking as it may seem, I am occasionally confrontational in real life.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:55 AM (GsoHv)

132 Another Fox Fauxpa. One of the normally good guys whose name I can remember for now said right to work made no difference in unemployment because SC had high unemployment and was right to work.



SC had high unemployment when the economy was BOOMING I'll bet the Morons can tell me off the top of their head why that was.




OK if you knew without paging now that this State has a high percentage of the FSB who you could not give a job to you win the cupie doll.


Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 10:55 AM (YdQQY)

133 accusing Republicans of blocking cliff bill after Harry blocked it in the Senate.

Harry didn't block anything comrade. The revised "record" show this quite clearly.

Posted by: Winston Smith at December 08, 2012 10:55 AM (s9Tmb)

134
Once an actor does One Thing, you will immediately see him in eight other things, doing the same thing.
I personnally get a chick out of the fact that everytime the blonde chick from scrubs pops up in a new TV show, it's always a Ditsy doctor.
She has been unable to shake that role. As such, here career is pretty much over.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 10:55 AM (GaqMa)

135 Any guy in a long term relationship usually has pretty well honed "acting interested" chops.

The tricky part is seeming caught up in their latest perils without offering any workable solutions, (they can actually spontaneously spark a major conflagration if you do).

Just say Uh huh, sprinkle in a few timely grimaces and an occasional "that must be awful", my particular specialty.

You're Welcome.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 08, 2012 10:56 AM (aZ6ew)

136 Well that's mighty white of them?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 10:48 AM (79ueO)


I will refrain from denouncing your comment and just point out that once the MB, Taliban, and AQ finally succeed in killing all the Jooos and Christians in the ME, the entire region, guided by the koran and sharia, will enter a peaceful period that can be expected to last for thousands of years.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 10:56 AM (Cnqmv)

137 Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 10:52 AM (LCRYB)

I have a friend in the finance end of Hollywood.

I will ask him about this the next time we get together.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:57 AM (GsoHv)

138 >>>They can't seem to even imagine you In A Suit unless they've seen you In A Suit in a movie. Then, that's all they can imagine you as.

Some time I'm feeling more generous and think that they see an actor that can deliver what they want and has a rep for not being a prima donna -- just shows up on time and does what he is asked to do. So, why not go with them? He's had reoccurring roles in Ray Romano and King of Queens, too. I guess there he was the blue collar guy.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 10:57 AM (e/Cti)

139 He noted that that word -- "vermin" -- was the most effective for deterring the utility guy.


hehe, like woman sticking tampons and such for the TSA to move...

it's like kryptonite to men

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 10:58 AM (LpQbZ)

140 Hollywood might talk like Lenin and Marx, but they operate like Morgan and Rockefeller

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 10:58 AM (wwsoB)

141 ...In his hands is the still beating heart of the sacrifice, he raises it
up for all to see. As the crowd approves he calls out in a high voice,
"Gimmie that Ol time Religion, Gimmie that Ol time Religion...

FIFY

Posted by: Paladin at December 08, 2012 10:59 AM (JqMIA)

142 At first when I saw Kurtwood Smith show up in That 70s Show, I thought "oh, how do you go from one character to the other?"

And then you watch a few episodes of the show (which I really don't like), and you realize he's the same character, just what he would be like if he got older and they have him on a few choice meds.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2012 11:00 AM (BeSEI)

143 But one guy, that I recognized as being in Everything, was talking about
his current finances and he seemed to live very modestly. I think he
was the guy with the 14 year old car.



As the proprietor here, you understand how important regular cash flow is. If you make $1 million in 12 years, but that includes a couple when you take in less than $20K, it can be hard to plan for regular bills like a car payment and rent.


These guys have an understanding of what a drought is.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 11:00 AM (z9HTb)

144 "...lets' force Israel to negotiate with these fine folk."

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 10:53 AM (79ueO)

Yes. In fact, let's just give them half of Jerusalem right now. They can finish destroying what they missed between 1947 and 1967.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 11:00 AM (GsoHv)

145 142 -

After seeing him in Robocop, I mean.

(He would call me a dumb*ss for not specifying)

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2012 11:01 AM (BeSEI)

146 There's another guy I have met who I think is a shitty actor but also gets a lot of work. His specialty is playing the fat guy. He's not super rich though he has a nice condo which must be worth about 400k now. Got into an argument with him when I said that I thought it was a tough business and luck helps. He believed all talented people will succeed. Obviously, he's nuts. He's certainly not exceptionally talented.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 11:01 AM (e/Cti)

147

The same schedule applies to many on the production side of the business.

Set building. Robotic engineers. Painters (of sets -- which is a really unique skill, btw). Etc.

But, you have to be good with good connections as they are temporary stints/contracts. They work so many months for a movie, then holiday for months until either 1) a new movie crops up to work on, or if in demand 2) one they choose to work on...

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 11:02 AM (LpQbZ)

148 >>>Some time I'm feeling more generous and think that they see an actor that can deliver what they want and has a rep for not being a prima donna -- just shows up on time and does what he is asked to do. So, why not go with them?

that's a big thing but that's a different thing. There is no reason to assume, for example, that just because Nick Searcy plays a down-home lawman in Justified he could not play a city doctor.

On the prima donna thing, I occasionally hear stuff about that, and it's a big thing. And then people don't get work and wonder why.

I forget who I heard this about, but there was some sequel they wanted to do, probably moneymaker as the first one had made money, and most of the cast refused because they didn't want to work with the star again. It's pretty significant when people are offering you a LOT of money and you still refuse because you can't stand the thought of spending three months with someone. You have to be a real douchebag to make people turn down hundreds of thousands (or millions) of dollars.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:03 AM (LCRYB)

149 "At all times I have to make sure that my instrument is polished, prepared, and ready to go." Sounds like Ace!

Posted by: Dirty Spic Police at December 08, 2012 11:03 AM (2ArJQ)

150 Or I can tell him I will kick his ass the next time he takes booze without asking.

If you know anyone who works in a chem lab, a few drops of phenolphthalein makes a very effective laxative. Its what used to be the active ingredient in Ex-Lax before the govt forced them to change the formula to a less effective one.

When he complains about having the shits, you can say "been stealing my booze again, eh?". From that point on, he'll never trust your booze again, and additional "lessons" shouldn't be necessary.

Posted by: Winston Smith at December 08, 2012 11:03 AM (s9Tmb)

151 >>>He didn't say it was a comedy. He just said, like, "I have a new web series called Acting School." Posted by: ace

It's well done. You can tell it was done by pros.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 11:04 AM (e/Cti)

152 "...what is astonishing is to see him perform the role of Nick Searcy's son.

Now THAT is acting!"

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2012 10:50 AM (BeSEI)

That was Brian Dennehy in the role of the son.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 11:04 AM (GsoHv)

153 >>>t first when I saw Kurtwood Smith show up in That 70s Show, I thought "oh, how do you go from one character to the other?"

i was in avignon, france, a long time ago and saw a guy who looked SO FAMILIAR. It was kurtwood smith. Just on the same tour that I was.

I didn't say anything. Took me a while to figure out how I knew him.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:04 AM (LCRYB)

154 In the near future, all your purchasing decisions will be based on a cost-benefit analysis.

Crummy beer, get used to it.


NOPE! I refuse to comply! I will stick to top shelf booze brew until I have too. And By "Have Too" I mean that when the Lord Humongious Decrees it.

Posted by: Paladin at December 08, 2012 11:05 AM (JqMIA)

155 I have some experience in movies, strictly lower echelon, as is the subject of this thread. 2 things happen, a) you get a little work, bring in a little money and you like that and b) you wait by the phone hoping for more, which may or may not come, but if the call comes you don't want to miss it, because if you miss the call, the next guy gets the gig, and your name goes further down on the list which means you get fewer calls.

So you end up trapped in Los Angeles.

It's no way to live.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 11:06 AM (Ty7ja)

156 153 -

I can imagine being hesitant about approaching him, but it wouldn't surprise me if he turned out to be the nicest guy in the world.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2012 11:07 AM (BeSEI)

157 When he complains about having the shits, you can say "been stealing my booze again, eh?". From that point on, he'll never trust your booze again, and additional "lessons" shouldn't be necessary.

Posted by: Winston Smith at December 08, 2012 11:03 AM (s9Tmb)


I am reminded of the farmer that had watermelons stolen from his field. He posted a sign saying "I injected poison into some of these watermelons". The next day, he came out to find a new sign that said "So did I!".

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 11:07 AM (Cnqmv)

158 >>>It's no way to live.

actors have a very high incidence of panic disorder due to how unsettled their lives always are.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:07 AM (LCRYB)

159 Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:04 AM (LCRYB)

Sur le pont, d'Avignon

On y danse, tous en rond

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 11:08 AM (GsoHv)

160 #110

Which is why casting director is a real job. Some people have the eye and imagination to see what might work with a particular actor while everyone else just sees the same roles for that actor forever. Better, some people know when an evil bastard is finally done gestating in nice guy roles and is ready to spring upon an unsuspecting world.

I recall that Gary Oldman got annoyed at the assumption that his character in The Contender was evil because 1) the character was a Republican, and 2) was played by Gary Oldman. There was a period when one could easily imagine a cast listing of "Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsly, Tony Dow, and Gary Oldman as The Evil!"


Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 11:08 AM (kcfmt)

161 Oops! Sock off!

Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 11:08 AM (2ArJQ)

162 >>>On the prima donna thing, I occasionally hear stuff about that, and it's a big thing. And then people don't get work and wonder why.

On one of the Shield commentaries, Chicklis really bad mouthed one of the guest stars and if I remember correctly, said he would never work with him again. I can't remember the actor's name. In the Shield he played some south american gang boss and he has been in movies.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 11:09 AM (e/Cti)

163 actors have a very high incidence of panic disorder due to how unsettled their lives always are.
Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:07 AM (LCRYB)



hence, theater, for some.

or, should I say theatre.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 11:10 AM (LpQbZ)

164 >>>The fee for the absolute top stars has gone up astronomically, but the fees for the other actors have plunged.


Not complaining here, but that seems true of every industry,. My guess though, is that fees haven't plunged, just purchasing power.

Posted by: Burney McBurnstein fanning the flames of painful freedom at December 08, 2012 11:11 AM (+wxCD)

165 A lot of calls come in at 7am. So you don't even know if you are working the night before. Very short notice.

Weirdest gig I ever did? Playing a musical instrument just off camera frame while an actor mimicked my movements. My playing went on the track, that paid well and I still get some mini checks from that gig. About the cost of a bottle of Kirkland bourbon. LOL!

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 11:11 AM (Ty7ja)

166 one thing I think I know (I mean, I don't know know, but I have this sense) is that actors tend to get pretty psyched about landing a tv show, especially, because of the big benefits:

1. High salary, but also: *regular* salary

2. 9-5 type hours

3. very limited travel

I get the sense that when you have a family, or are just tired of living such variable life, you start looking for a steady tv gig.

Of course not many people ever get any kind of choice. But sometimes a movie actor like Sinise might take a TV show just for the lifestyle benefits.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:11 AM (LCRYB)

167
Okay, it was Clifton Collins Jr. that Chicklis bashed. He played one of the thugs in Capote.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 11:12 AM (e/Cti)

168 Well folks one last post. I thought Costco and Cosco were the same outfit or under the same mega firm. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. But my wife gets a lot of shit from them when she goes to the beach. Used to get my Crown Royal there because it was $20 cheaper there than it is here. Can't afford it now stuck on RR.


Anyway, guy just delivered my new burn barrel and I need to get out the drill and drill some ventilation holes in the side and then calibrate my U-6.


Ya'll be good.


Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 11:12 AM (YdQQY)

169 Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 11:12 AM (YdQQY)

I stack mine on a few bricks to get a good chimney effect--no drilling required.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 11:14 AM (Cnqmv)

170 I have worked in TV and it 's true, these guest actors don't make a whole lot of money. And production goes to the state or country that gives them the best tax deal and whose union gives them the best deal on actors, so they don't work a whole lot. Less since the last strike, too, which the mid-level actors were against. They saw what was coming--more runaway production.

I remember an indie producer said that he knew he would make his next
movie in Canada after flying to his location with all his staff in coach
while the SAG actor sat in first class (per union rules).

It's a good metaphor for union "wins" in general: the pay and perks of average members goes up, but the number of jobs goes down. Like the grocery clerks strike--they "won" an increase, and then the stores put in automated lines so each clerk could handle four lines instead of one.


Posted by: PJ at December 08, 2012 11:14 AM (ZWaLo)

171 Of course not many people ever get any kind of choice. But sometimes a
movie actor like Sinise might take a TV show just for the lifestyle
benefits.



Gary Sinise...












... is on TV?

Posted by: David Caruso at December 08, 2012 11:14 AM (z9HTb)

172 Funny that ace mentioned Ronnie Cox. I met him once, seemed like a really nice guy.

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2012 11:14 AM (XXwdv)

173
I think being a lead in a TV show is a lot of work. I remember that The Shield had only 9 days max to shoot an episode.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 11:15 AM (e/Cti)

174 Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:11 AM (LCRYB)

The distortions of the labor market in movies and TV are worse than in any other business. Even professional athletes at the bottom of the scale make several 100k/year.

That's why I can't wait for the next dust-up about executive pay. I want a senator to subpoena Brad Pitt and ask him why there is such disparity in his industry.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 11:15 AM (GsoHv)

175 #145

And I thought for sure you meant his President of the United Federation of Planets in Star Trek VI. That guy and Red Foreman are pretty much the same dude.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 11:16 AM (kcfmt)

176 It's been pointed out, the old style Studio System with long term contracts was much better for the middle of the road actors and directors (the majority).

It was dismantled precisely so high end actors and directors could siphon money from the studio to into their pockets.

More high quality pictures got made for much less money as well, relatively speaking.

Posted by: Captain Atom at December 08, 2012 11:16 AM (06G7S)

177 Clint Eastwood has children. His son asked him whether to go in to acting and Clint said no. Go in to music, it is more reliable.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 11:17 AM (Ty7ja)

178
Superbowl commercials are a big deal. Pays well and they bring in a lot of work.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 11:17 AM (e/Cti)

179 I think the hours for a TV show depend a lot on the format.

A crappy 1/2 sitcom with one or two stock sets or a soap is probably short hours. Some of the SciFi stuff can be rougher because they might spend 3 hours in makeup every day, and a few more waiting on lighting/set reconfigurations for the next shot.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 11:17 AM (s9Tmb)

180 Since we're talking about actors and character acting...have you ever seen Vince Vaughn on IFCs Dinner for Five show? He totally goes after this other actor and calls him out on lying. It's hilarious & you will realize Vince has never acted a day in his life.

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yeid6nRvItQ&sns=em

Posted by: Bon Qui Qui at December 08, 2012 11:17 AM (ZybMW)

181 Bruce Campbell has a website and has written about acting and production, some of it funny, some of it just interesting. In one section he says that if he ran into you at the home store he would much rather talk to you about his lawn than his work. Living where I do, I get to meet actors every so ofen. In the beginning I was surprised to discover how much thought the working actor puts into his job.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 11:18 AM (6H6FZ)

182 Posted by: PJ at December 08, 2012 11:14 AM (ZWaLo)

Unions seem to epitomize the 1%-99% trade. The union workers (99%) get a 1% increase in bennies, and the union bosses (1%) get a 99% increase in bennies.
Note that the number values used above are not based on real data, but the general theory behind them is correct.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 11:19 AM (Cnqmv)

183 "Well folks one last post. I thought Costco and Cosco were the same
outfit or under the same mega firm. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't."




There is no 'maybe' about it. They aren't.

Posted by: Tami at December 08, 2012 11:19 AM (X6akg)

184 Seems like in TV now with all of the short seasons due to cable competition, a relatively small number of people cross over and gobble up most of the roles.

You see some of these faces over and over.

You know their numbers aren't that small, wonder what the trick to semi anonymous regular work is, as I'm sure the hungry unemployed ones do.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 08, 2012 11:21 AM (aZ6ew)

185 "Well folks one last post. I thought Costco and Cosco were the same
outfit or under the same mega firm. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't."




There is no 'maybe' about it. They aren't.
Posted by: Tami at December 08, 2012 11:19 AM (X6akg)
--------------------------------------------------------
Costco - big box membership store based in Seattle WA.
Cosco - Chinese Ocean Shipping Company. Communist front for taking over world shipping lanes and ports (I'm serious). They are EVERYWHERE.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 08, 2012 11:22 AM (jucos)

186 Cosco - Chinese Ocean Shipping Company. Communist front for taking over world shipping lanes and ports and moving Iranian nuclear devices and North Korean rockets around the world..."

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 08, 2012 11:22 AM (jucos)

FIFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 11:25 AM (GsoHv)

187 I forget who I heard this about, but there was some sequel they wanted to do, probably moneymaker as the first one had made money, and most of the cast refused because they didn't want to work with the star again.


oh man, this is going to bug me.
I remember hearing the same.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 11:25 AM (LpQbZ)

188

I think the hours for a TV show depend a lot on the format.

And, commercials are squeezing the actual show time down to nothin'.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 11:27 AM (LpQbZ)

189 bon qui, holy shit, VV doesn't act, huh?

What the hell is he going after that guy for?

I've seen other episodes of this where Favreau talks about him, and says he just basically screws with people, constantly, for no reason.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:27 AM (LCRYB)

190

Mel Gibson film cameo cancelled after protests from cast and crew

New setback for troubled actor as Warner confirms he won't appear as a tattoo artist in The Hangover 2


this isn't what I was thinking, but...

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 11:28 AM (LpQbZ)

191
I belong to the Screen Actors Guild, and currently play a sports analyst sharing my personal opinions to change the world. Still waiting for my Hollywood Star.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 08, 2012 11:28 AM (ndqJC)

192 Who is screwing with who? Rory Cochrane?

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 11:29 AM (e/Cti)

193 I belong to the Screen Actors Guild, and currently play a sports analyst sharing my personal opinions to change the world. Still waiting for my Hollywood Star.
Posted by: Bob Costas at December 08, 2012 11:28 AM (ndqJC)
---------------------------------------------------
I thought that you were a member of
Film
Actors
Guild

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 08, 2012 11:29 AM (jucos)

194 I've recently noticed that some TV shows and at least one movie (The Hunger Games), are being filmed in the South.

So is Canada no longer where Hollywood goes to film?

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2012 11:30 AM (XXwdv)

195
Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 11:18 AM (6H6FZ)

But Bruce Campbell could make his lawn funny. (Also would he be willing to talk about Booze?)
Frankly, I never understood much of his earlier work, but Burn Notice is just about the perfect vehicle for him.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 11:30 AM (GaqMa)

196 And, commercials are squeezing the actual show time down to nothin'.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 11:27 AM (LpQbZ)


Still amazed when I view a DVR'd show or watch a Netflix streamed show that about 25% of the live run time is devoted for ads.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 11:30 AM (Cnqmv)

197 You really should go read Camille Paglia's hilarious screed on Hollywood Reporter (click my nic), in which she claims Taylor Swift is corrupting the Womyns of America. It's the most hilarious thing she's ever written! And she wasn't trying to be funny!

Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 11:31 AM (2ArJQ)

198 Fiction versus non-fiction debate and the core curriculum: this is what the Core recommends by the time students reach high school the balance of fiction to non-fiction should be 30% fiction to non-fiction 70%. Why? Most fiction is written for the mass market at a lower reading level 6th to 9th grade. Older fiction, the classics, is written at a higher level - yes - we are still are reading the classics. Nonfiction is the heavy lifter for raising a student's reading ability. Think reference book articles, journals, etc. What core is emphasizing is that student's do research, pull articles from library database research tools, do critical thinking as to which sources support the research topic. My high school has raised its reading levels significantly because we emphasize solid research skills, not google addiction. Fiction or poetry can serve another purpose to teach themes, writing styles, vocabulary, but nonfiction emphasizes advanced critical thinking and reading ability, especially as it is paired with solid research techniques.

Posted by: Marian the librarian at December 08, 2012 11:33 AM (TU1NJ)

199 Yea, a "one hour" show is under 45 minutes now, and a few minutes of that are last episode recap, next episode preview and credits.

That's why I gave up on broadcast TV, the signal/noise ratio is bad. Fuck it, I'll buy a DVD set rather than organize my schedule around some show and be fed commercials.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 11:33 AM (s9Tmb)

200 1. High salary, but also: *regular* salary



2. 9-5 type hours



3. very limited travel



I get the sense that when you have a family, or are just tired of
living such variable life, you start looking for a steady tv gig.



Of course not many people ever get any kind of choice. But
sometimes a movie actor like Sinise might take a TV show just for the
lifestyle benefits.

Posted by: ace at December 08, 2012 11:11 AM

Don't forget syndication. It can get an actor through some slow periods when somewhere at all times an episode of Seinfeld or Friends is on TV

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 11:35 AM (wwsoB)

201 The Washington Post Co. will pay its 2013 dividends before the end of this year to try to spare investors from anticipated tax increases.

The media and education company said Friday that its dividend of $9.80 per share is payable Dec. 27 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 17. The payout is instead of regular quarterly dividends next year.

Washington Post is the latest company to move up its quarterly payout or issue a special end-of-year payment to protect investors from potentially having to pay higher taxes on dividend income starting in January.

Can liberals be any more hypocritical?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 11:35 AM (79ueO)

202 @197

One good line: " are faced with slacker white boys nagged by the PC thought police into suppressing their masculinity "

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 11:35 AM (a0nis)

203 Costco's Kirkland Signature Bourbon is made by Knob Creek, and it's definitely good value for the money.

As for working in H'wood, a couple ships ago one of my watch standers was a guy who used to work there as a scriptwriter and occasional actor. He did okay, most of the time, but had to go back to sea because of a very expensive divorce and he needed steady income. He said that he also had to do other jobs, like laying carpet, depending on how his work was at any given time.

It was interesting that he knew, personally, most of the big names in Hollywood although he did not mix with them socially. He was definitely a lower-middle tier guy.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 08, 2012 11:37 AM (wgDJg)

204
I'm surmising that being a professional (read "broke') musician and an actor aren't vastly different gigs. You hope the phone rings for a music gig, and will take pretty much anything you think you can do.

The pay ain't great, but it is worth it to do something you love to do. There's also a great psychological side to it as well: no matter what happens during the week, it's all erased by a good gig, particularly with a bunch of close friends.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 11:37 AM (yiIja)

205 International Film and Television Star Nick Searcy from Justified



You forgot "and closeted AOSHQ Moron". And yes, Searcy has showed up in the comments section from time to time. So watch those sockpuppets, you reprobates.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 08, 2012 11:37 AM (Hslsk)

206 Can liberals be any more hypocritical?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 11:35 AM (79ueO)

There is nothing wrong with trying to minimize your taxes...
unless you are a Republican!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 11:37 AM (Cnqmv)

207 More @197

I happen to sorta like Taylor Swift. Way too obsessed with her exes, but at least she isn't a cynic like 98% of liberal wymyns.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 11:39 AM (a0nis)

208 I happen to sorta like Taylor Swift. Way too obsessed with her exes, but at least she isn't a cynic like 98% of liberal wymyns.
Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 11:39 AM (a0nis)

My 2 daughters saw her in concert last night and said she looked good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 11:40 AM (79ueO)

209 America has real problem with vermin, especially in DC.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 08, 2012 11:40 AM (SC2X3)

210 Washington Post is the latest company to move up its quarterly payout or
issue a special end-of-year payment to protect investors from
potentially having to pay higher taxes on dividend income starting in
January.



Can liberals be any more hypocritical?



Dana Fucking Milbank does not want to be in the same room with me. His whining about Mitt Romney doing the job that the First Golfer doesn't want to do really frosted my ass.


I am amused by the fact that the first sentence has never before, and never will again, be typed by anyone, ever.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 11:40 AM (z9HTb)

211 179
I think the hours for a TV show depend a lot on the format.

A
crappy 1/2 sitcom with one or two stock sets or a soap is probably short
hours. Some of the SciFi stuff can be rougher because they might spend 3
hours in makeup every day, and a few more waiting on lighting/set
reconfigurations for the next shot.


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 11:17 AM

It's a full day of work and more. There's rehearsal, blocking, and then the live audience taping which can take up to 8 hours

Then the post production people have to shave that down to 22 minutes to allow for commercials. PP technicians make good money, but they put in 16 hour days during the season.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 11:41 AM (wwsoB)

212 Growing up in a town near LA where a lot of working class actors lived and raised a family, this all seems pretty normal.

By the time they hit thirty they're no different from anyone else with an artistic bent. They get realistic about whether it is a hobby or a career or that become that perpetually semi-employed guy who never seems to order a proper meal when a bunch of you are at a restaurant.

A bunch of these people enjoy their anonymity. You'd never recognize them when they aren't made up and costumes for their typical role or put on the Voice that is the hallmark of the character they've honed into steady pay check until they get too old to be accepted in that role and have to find something else or worse, a real job.

My brother spent most of a year waiting tables in a Sambo's, back when it was still around, located around Calabasas, which made it a good stopping point for people going to and from the studios and several heavily used locations like the 20th Century Ranch that contained the MASH set, the Kung Fu temple, some Planet of the Apes sets, etc. (I went to school for two years nearby and we used to joke about being bussed to Korea because we could see the mountains used in the opening of MASH.)

He had a family that came in after church on Sundays quite regularly. Mom, Dad, and six kids. Very proper behavior was enforced for the kids but it seemed a happy bunch. After a while my brother realized why the guy seemed familiar. He was best known as the leader of the hapless biker gang in the two Clint Eastwood orangutan movies, among other evil sorts of character he'd made a living of playing.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 11:42 AM (kcfmt)

213 You forgot "and closeted AOSHQ Moron". And yes, Searcy has showed up in
the comments section from time to time. So watch those sockpuppets, you
reprobates.



Never spotted him here, but he Tweeted AlextheChick's epic rant early on.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 11:43 AM (z9HTb)

214
For some reason I'm stay kinda current with what's on TV but hardly watch any ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC shows except for Person of Interest and Fringe.

But I know of COMMUNITY and stupid shows like that. Chevy Chase left Community and was quite candid about his reasons.

Chase, a long time outspoken anal aperture, is one ungrateful turd.

Chase has often spoken of being less than thrilled about his gig on the show. He is quotes as telling The Huffington Post UK back in the fall, “It was a big mistake! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want … The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”

A typical limousine liberal.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 11:43 AM (jUytm)

215 Ace, I first saw that clip on IFC several years ago and have never forgotten it. I love Vince, but he is one lucky bastard that has such a funny, magnetic personality, directors just have to put him in front of the camera and they've got a hit. Great work if gifted that way!

Classic clip for sure.

Posted by: Bon Qui Qui at December 08, 2012 11:43 AM (ZybMW)

216
You forgot "and closeted AOSHQ Moron". And yes, Searcy has showed up in the comments section from time to time. So watch those sockpuppets, you reprobates.

Wow. Nick Searcy (I'll have to find out who he is), Jayne Cobb, AB, the Famous Cute Moronette who's name escapes me at the moment. This place is great for rubbing electrons and pixels with Hollywood.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 11:43 AM (yiIja)

217 I knew I had made it in the Industry when I was nominated for the Peoples Academy Foreign Press Choice Globe Award for outstanding achievement in commercial messages in the 16 to 30 minute category.

Posted by: The Guy Who Sprays Your House for Bugs Every Month at December 08, 2012 11:43 AM (+BMAW)

218 I am amused by the fact that the first sentence has never before, and never will again, be typed by anyone, ever.


Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 11:40 AM (z9HTb)

If you are referring to protection against higher dividend taxes in an upcoming year, I have to disagree. As long as the dividend tax rate of the "filthy rich 1% pigs" is less than 100%, it can be increased.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 11:43 AM (Cnqmv)

219 197
You really should go read Camille Paglia's hilarious screed on Hollywood
Reporter (click my nic), in which she claims Taylor Swift is corrupting
the Womyns of America. It's the most hilarious thing she's ever
written! And she wasn't trying to be funny!

Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 11:31 AM

Paglia's issues weren't so much with the substance as with the style.

It was her "get off my lawn" moment

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 11:44 AM (wwsoB)

220 Bruce Campbell could make his lawn funny.

My favorite Bruce Campbell line ever: "listen you neanderthal's ... This Is My BOOM Stick!" I plan to use it often..in the coming Apocalypse!

Posted by: Paladin at December 08, 2012 11:44 AM (JqMIA)

221 Wow. Nick Searcy (I'll have to find out who he is),
Jayne Cobb, AB, the Famous Cute Moronette who's name escapes me at the
moment. This place is great for rubbing electrons and pixels with
Hollywood.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012

Candace Kita

Your turn in the barrel for forgetting that

BB, your agonizer please

Posted by: Bearded Ace at December 08, 2012 11:45 AM (wwsoB)

222 If you are referring to protection against higher dividend taxes


I was referring to my sentence about Dan F. Milbury.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 11:47 AM (z9HTb)

223 Some fun foreign policy chess over on Weaselzippers, http://preview.tinyurl.com/azptlly , looks like the press was wrong again. The latest is just a part of the extended Iran campaign.

Posted by: Jean at December 08, 2012 11:48 AM (eLCau)

224 My favorite Bruce Campbell line ever: "listen you neanderthal's ... This Is My BOOM Stick!"


*ahem*

Posted by: fluffy, primitive screwhead at December 08, 2012 11:49 AM (z9HTb)

225 I think some Hollywood people read this blog to steal our best stuff. When it comes to writing in Hollywood, the one that plagiarizes last gets the cash

Posted by: Bearded Ace at December 08, 2012 11:49 AM (wwsoB)

226 One of my finest memories of hobnobbing with actors was when I was invited to an all-day outdoor patio/bbq party at a local celebrity's compound. By the end of the evening, the host, (of course, wasted out of his skull), chased all of his guests off of the property with a loaded gun.

Posted by: Fritz at December 08, 2012 11:50 AM (ZA675)

227
BB, your agonizer please

*kneels and presents aforementioned agonizer*

I'm sorry. I have Christina Hendricks on the brain.

Oh, as speaking of Adam Baldwin, I just finished watching him in The Patriot. Found the director's cut on YouTube, great flick. Loved the attention to historical detail.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 11:51 AM (yiIja)

228 "Listen up you primitive screw-heads..." would be the correct rendering of that immortal line of prose.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 11:53 AM (6H6FZ)

229 I was referring to my sentence about Dan F. Milbury.


Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 11:47 AM (z9HTb)

On that one you are correct!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 11:55 AM (Cnqmv)

230
"Listen up you primitive screw-heads..." would be the correct rendering of that immortal line of prose.


Really??? Now I have to go buy "Army of Darkness". Could have sworn it was "Neanderthals" ... go figure...must have been a TV edited edition I saw, that sticked in my mind.

Posted by: Paladin at December 08, 2012 11:58 AM (JqMIA)

231 I think some Hollywood people read this blog to steal our best stuff.

Well, at least Allen G is spared from that.

...

...

Oh yeah, he doesn't come around here on the weekends to get needled.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at December 08, 2012 11:59 AM (hO8IJ)

232 How to be a success

1. Have a famous mother
2. Go into show business
3. Act like your whole life was a struggle and every dollar you earned was by coming up the hard way and living on ramen noodles. Pretend to know what it's like for the poor, because, like, you struggled so hard yourself

Posted by: Ashley Judd at December 08, 2012 11:59 AM (wwsoB)

233 Intersetting, how vermin deterred meter reading (I made a note! ) . I think the vermin be in the White House!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 08, 2012 12:00 PM (qRLVl)

234 #184

That is what was formerly known as working in the United Kingdom.

A season, what we think of a normal run of twenty-something episodes, is not the rule there. Instead you have a series, referring to a set of 6 to 8 episodes rather than the whole multi-year run of a show. So you get actors doing a lot of different stuff in the same year, while in the US an actor might manage a lead role in a TV series and one movie lead in a year.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 12:00 PM (kcfmt)

235 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFriRcIwqNU

"Alright, you primitive screwheads, listen up"

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 08, 2012 12:00 PM (m4p5a)

236 I was an extra in 'Fight Club' until Brad got pissed that I was getting all the attention from tge ladies.

Posted by: Jimirayy at December 08, 2012 12:01 PM (sqp6o)

237 Posted by: Ashley Judd at December 08, 2012 11:59 AM

Preach it, sistah!

Posted by: George Clooney at December 08, 2012 12:02 PM (hO8IJ)

238 How to be a success

1. Have a famous mother
2. Go into show business
3. Act like your whole life was a struggle and every dollar you earned was by coming up the hard way and living on ramen noodles. Pretend to know what it's like for the poor, because, like, you struggled so hard yourself

Posted by: Ashley Judd at December 08, 2012 11:59 AM (wwsoB)

How's that house your sister bought ya?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 12:03 PM (79ueO)

239 Intersetting hah! I meant interesting!

Too much Chinese beer for me! .

I just went down down to the local store with my puter and showed the Chinese people (store owner and customers) pix of my gun collection!

They were amazed. Now they want some!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 08, 2012 12:03 PM (qRLVl)

240 Larry at Last Refuge of a Scoundrel put up some VERY nice pics of Christmas Gingers at his blog.

Safe for Work too

http://tinyurl.com/au8sc32

I'll be in my bunk

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 12:05 PM (wwsoB)

241 Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Operating Torture Chambers For Morsi’s Opponents…

obama's pals. You are who your friends are

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 12:06 PM (79ueO)

242 #199

It can be interesting to look at a TV series with foreign financing. This would create incentive to play more to the overseas audience and have additional scenes to fill in the space from less commercials. A lot of shows might get by with clipping a few seconds here and there of 'character walking from car to front door of house' but others will have real content.

The trick is to write something that adds to the episode without breaking the story if it is deleted. The Highlander TV series had a lot of this. The scene would be completely extraneous to the story and usually just the characters having a conversation. Caual viewer would never miss it but fans would seek it out. Nowadays these scenes are treated as DVD extras in the US.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 12:07 PM (kcfmt)

243
It's fun watching the movies that have been made in the local area down here and spotting where they were filmed, like shopping centers and watering holes. Larry the Cable Guy's Food Inspector was the high point.

I've also been in a few bands with guys who were extras in movies like Earnest Goes to Jail and Rosewood. I'm itching to pitch someone my idea for a reality show I lovingly call We're an American Band. We'd have a film crew follow us to gigs for the witty banter during set-up and breakdown, and with nubile young things fans who have never heard any of the classic rock music we play.

Since we get along so well in The Indfidels, the tension would have to be between us and bar managers who don't pick up my Guinness tab for the evening.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 12:07 PM (yiIja)

244 Obama's pals. You are who your friends are

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 12:06 PM (79ueO)

My concern is that Obama and Holder are taking notes!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 12:07 PM (Cnqmv)

245 I think some Hollywood people read this blog to steal our best stuff.


No shit? Fuck 'em. I read this stuff raw from the source, so I don't need some director trying to force the lines through Ashton Kutcher.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 12:07 PM (z9HTb)

246

Shit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 12:08 PM (yiIja)

247 207 More @197
I happen to sorta like Taylor Swift. Way too obsessed with her exes, but at least she isn't a cynic like 98% of liberal wymyns.
Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 11:39 AM (a0nis)


That's what I mean. Camille's been enjoying a sort of double game for quite some time. Conservative pundits have been cutting her a lot of slack because she makes fun of the feminazis.

But a screed against Taylor Swift! Honest to God. Basically what she's screaming about is that Taylor Swift is too normal, too wholesome. And that's supposed to be bad somehow for American womanhood.

And the part about the "rigid" 50's is priceless. When will these 60's hippies ever get over themselves?

(Never.)

Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 12:08 PM (2ArJQ)

248 Basically what she's screaming about is that Taylor Swift is too normal,
too wholesome. And that's supposed to be bad somehow for American
womanhood.
Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 12:08 PM (2ArJQ)


Anything "normal" is bad!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 12:10 PM (Cnqmv)

249 An F-22 fighter jet used in a flyover during a remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor scraped its tail on a runway as it landed, causing $1.8 million in damage.
A Hawaii National Guard spokesman says nobody was hurt in the incident Friday morning on the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Lt. Col. Charles Anthony says the jet was coming back to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a training exercise after taking part in the ceremony. He says the "mishap" happened roughly 90 minutes after the flyover.
In jet terms, the damage to the F-22's horizontal stabilizers may be little more than a pricey fender-bender.
Anthony says it costs roughly $147 million to make one F-22 fighter.


147$ Million to make one? But we don't make them anymore. If you want one, I got this phone number in China

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 12:10 PM (79ueO)

250 Courtesy of IMDB: "Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my
boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of
the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's
right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for
about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt
blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.
You got that?"

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 12:10 PM (6H6FZ)

251
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 12:07 PM (yiIja)


Sounds very familiar. I was in Every Which Way But Loose, playing inCharlie Rich's backup band, met Clint, made $200 and gota nice cowboy shirt (they wanted us to have matched shirts).

Ah, show business.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 12:11 PM (1Y+hH)

252 241 Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Operating Torture Chambers For Morsi’s Opponents…

obama's pals. You are who your friends are
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 12:06 PM (79ueO)

----
And completing Egypt's orders of MBTs bringing the total to 1,130 M1 Abrams tanks surely.won't backfire on us.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 12:12 PM (sqp6o)

253
What's normal about Taylor Swift? She's 22 y/o and worth over $80 million. She jumps from guy to guy and she is so obsessed with the Kennedys that she date one while he was still in high school.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 12:13 PM (e/Cti)

254 And completing Egypt's orders of MBTs bringing the total to 1,130 M1 Abrams tanks surely.won't backfire on us.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 12:12 PM (sqp6o)

You should be thankful we got TOP.MENWOMEN working in the Smart Diplomacy section of the State Dept!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 12:14 PM (Cnqmv)

255 Yes, giving the Egyptians more top of the line tanks is foreign policy genius.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 12:15 PM (6H6FZ)

256 Larry at Last Refuge of a Scoundrel put up some VERY nice pics of Christmas Gingers at his blog.


Nice! Maybe we can get him to comment here ;-)

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 12:15 PM (z9HTb)

257 Remember when you went to a movie and there was a PSA aimed at regular folk to urge them not to pirate movies. The one I remembered had a set painter making the case that pirating cost him money. My ribs still hurt from the wife's elbow when I stage whispered "painters get a percentage? who knew?" Yeah so fuck George Clooney until everyone that works on one of his movie gets paid the same. "Yes my contractual requirements include bowls of blue MMs and splitting my gazillion dollar pay check equally among everyone working on this thing. Even the extras."

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at December 08, 2012 12:15 PM (oppgi)

258
Almost 200 nations agree to extend until 2020 the UN's Protocol for slowing climate change - @Reuters



And they say the world's countries can't work together!

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 12:16 PM (1Y+hH)

259 You should be thankful we got TOP.MENWOMEN working in the Smart Diplomacy section of the State Dept!
Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 12:14 PM (Cnqmv)

We have a State Department? For that matter, we have a government?

Love to ask them some questions but it seems nobody is ever available.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 12:17 PM (sqp6o)

260
Larry at Last Refuge of a Scoundrel put up some VERY nice pics of Christmas Gingers at his blog.

Mmmm, that's the kind of Christmas stockings I like...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 12:19 PM (yiIja)

261 Have a friend in NYC who is an actress. She has been in a few films, fair amount of TV (all Wolf...L&O, SVU...) but most of her time is spent 'on the boards'...whether on/off broadway or with summer stock she stays busy and makes a living at it (now)...there were many years however, of supplemental work as a server in her early (20's) years.

Posted by: billygoat at December 08, 2012 12:19 PM (Td5Ie)

262
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 10:26 AM (GsoHv)




Cannot be labeled "Bourbon" unless it is made in Kentucky. Just finished lunch: Chicken-fried venison steak, home-made buttermilk biscuits and gravy.
Now, I embrace you, SMOD.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 08, 2012 12:22 PM (hq+RW)

263 And the part about the "rigid" 50's is priceless. When will these 60's hippies ever get over themselves?



(Never.)

Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 12:08 PM

My lefty sister complained about the "crass materialism of the 50's one time on FB

I reminded her that the Ward Cleavers of that time grew up in the Depression and then went straight to WW II

If they wanted to just enjoy themselves and forget the thoughtful serious shit for a while, who could blame them

She's not obtuse so she saw my point

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 12:23 PM (wwsoB)

264 #214

It goes beyond that. Chevy Chase is hated by a really wide audience in Hollywood, including the liberals. He pretty much destroyed his career by being hugely annoying after the box office draw he represented had faded badly. And he managed to do this before salaries above the line got really insane.

I'm sure he is embittered that later SNL alumni made more for single movies than he likely pulled down for his entire career. Worse, he start out as a writer and should have been able to transition back into that in his old age but appears to have long since misplaced those brain cells.

Apparently he was hard up for cash enough to do eight episodes guesting on a Swedish sitcom. Or it's some show within a show on 'Community.'
www.imdb.com/title/tt0989773/episodes?year=2009

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 12:24 PM (kcfmt)

265 Being a fluffer in the gay scat porn industry has it's ups and downs.

They eat peanut butter and crackers - good day

Corn on the cob - very bad day.

Such is my life.

Posted by: Olaff at December 08, 2012 12:24 PM (sqp6o)

266
So what kind of maintenance do the Egyptians do on their equipment? I've heard from unimpeachable sources (Guys who actually were in Iraq) about the shoddy maintenance procedures practiced by the Arabs.

Anyone have some knowledge here?

Posted by: irongrampa at December 08, 2012 12:25 PM (SAMxH)

267 Almost 200 nations agree to extend until 2020 the UN's Protocol for slowing climate change - @Reuters


Mother fuckers threw out Lord Moncton. Because they are all about the peer review.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 12:26 PM (z9HTb)

268 Paglia complains about women debasing themselves in Hollywood and pop music

But she drools over Madonna, who started the whole "be a whore if you can't really sing" schtick

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 12:27 PM (wwsoB)

269
Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 12:24 PM (kcfmt)


I actually thought Chevy went a long way considering how little talent he had (a couple of funny faces was about it).

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 12:27 PM (1Y+hH)

270 So what kind of maintenance do the Egyptians do on their equipment? I've heard from unimpeachable sources (Guys who actually were in Iraq) about the shoddy maintenance procedures practiced by the Arabs.

Anyone have some knowledge here?
Posted by: irongrampa at December 08, 2012 12:25 PM (SAMxH)

They maintain their Goats better than their Military equipment

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 12:29 PM (79ueO)

271 Hate Chevy Chase, but still love the original 'Vacation.'

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 12:30 PM (sqp6o)

272 267
Almost 200 nations agree to extend until 2020 the UN's Protocol for slowing climate change - @Reuters


Mother fuckers threw out Lord Moncton. Because they are all about the peer review.


Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 12:26 PM

Then they had Thai trannies brought to them in chauffeured limos before heading back home in their private A-380 jumbo jets

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 12:30 PM (wwsoB)

273 I think Egypt has the same view on maintenance of equipment as the FSA has on economics. It will just come magically.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 12:31 PM (sqp6o)

274
there were many years however, of supplemental work as a server in her early (20's) years.

Ahh, Dues. I've been schlepping my own equipment around to gigs off and on for forty years now. Sometimes, mine, sometimes someone else's. (I started drumming with a borrowed drum set from one of my high school buds. Thanks,Gary Watson. I think.)

Never gonna make it big. Really don't care.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 12:33 PM (yiIja)

275 Bill Murray and Chevy Chase hated each other so much that they had to be kept separated from each other after a scene when they were shooting Caddyshack

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 12:34 PM (wwsoB)

276 #269

He was the shit back in the day. Getting famous made him arrogant and ruined him. If you look at his work before SNL made him really well known, there is a pretty respectable collection of stuff he wrote and performed. I still get a good laugh from National Lampoon Radio Show and spin-offs like Lemmings. If he had stayed a TV and supporting role guy he might have stayed sane.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 12:34 PM (kcfmt)

277 Cannot be labeled "Bourbon" unless it is made in Kentucky.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 08, 2012 12:22 PM (hq+RW)

No.

At least 51% corn.

Aged in charred oak barrels.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 12:34 PM (GsoHv)

278 Polliwogette, I need to get back to finishing that story or that other one or those short stories... good grief they are reproducing on me!!

Serendipity is going to check the mail before hauling Ra off to the vet and finding mail my state's writers guild in the box. Including a membership form.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 12:36 PM (t866N)

279
I thought Chase ruined Community. Worse, he has managed to get the show creator/runner thrown out.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 12:38 PM (e/Cti)

280 #275

Murray can improvise and Chase cannot. Being a writer makes chase a bit of a control freak. Most of that scene in Caddyshack was Bill Murray just rambling on auto-pilot and being as funny as anything Chase might have spent days tuning.

Ghostbusters is another good example of Murray making it up as he went along. A big portion of his lines were ad libs. On the DVD commentary Harold Ramis talks about how you have to leave gaps in a script when you're writing for Murray because anything else is a waste of time.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 12:38 PM (kcfmt)

281
Cannot be labeled "Bourbon" unless it is made in Kentucky.

You sure that's not Scotch? That has to be made in Scotchland IIRC.

Which reminds me of that Ron White routine: "We have ScotchGuard." "How convenient. Got any VodkaGuard?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 12:40 PM (yiIja)

282 Anyone have some knowledge here?

Posted by: irongrampa at December 08, 2012 12:25 PM (SAMxH)

Arabs militaries in general are bad at maintenance. It's beneath the status of a warrior, which is why they all hire, at princely salaries, US and European technical, logistical and maintenance support.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 08, 2012 12:40 PM (wgDJg)

283 Bourbon whiskey may be produced anywhere, but is primarily associated with the South, and mostly Kentucky.

The charred barrels for aging may only be used once. After that, the barrels generally get sold to tequila makers.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 12:44 PM (Ty7ja)

284 Bill Murray trying to outsmart a gopher is like Tim Geithner trying to figure out his taxes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 12:44 PM (t866N)

285 I forget which Israeli general was asked how the IDF managed to win so convincingly despite being greatly outnumbered

"Easier than you would think. Remember, we're fighting Arabs"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 12:45 PM (wwsoB)

286 Arabs militaries in general are bad at maintenance. It's beneath the
status of a warrior, which is why they all hire, at princely salaries,
US and European technical, logistical and maintenance support.



I've read that because of distrust, they are terrible with a chain of command.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 12:46 PM (z9HTb)

287 Arabs militaries in general are bad at maintenance. It's beneath the
status of a warrior, which is why they all hire, at princely salaries,
US and European technical, logistical and maintenance support.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 08, 2012 12:40 PM (wgDJg)



Another aspect is a fatalist Islamic worldview - "If it's Allah's will"- the gun/missile will shoot when it needs to, despite the complete lack of maintenance.

Can't recall where I read about that, unfortunately. One of the embedded reporters Insty likes to link?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at December 08, 2012 12:47 PM (xHaTb)

288 I thought it was getting obvious by the time Caddyshack came out that Chevy Chase had smoked and snorted away whatever talent he once had. In Three Amigos he was like a potato.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 12:47 PM (6H6FZ)

289
The charred barrels for aging may only be used once. After that, the barrels generally get sold to tequila makers.

On extrememly rare occasions, I've bought Jack Daniels Wood Smoking Chips made from the barrels. Can't always find them, now I know why.

There is nothing better for smoking a big ol' T'Giving turkey.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 12:47 PM (yiIja)

290 I got hooked on a BBC drama called Luther. One of the best written shows and superb acting I've seen in a long time. I highly recommend it. The problem is I've watched seasons 1 2 and now have to wait to see when season 3 will be posted.

Posted by: Cheri at December 08, 2012 12:49 PM (EAgmr)

291 277 Cannot be labeled "Bourbon" unless it is made in Kentucky.
Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 08, 2012 12:22 PM (hq+RW)
No.
At least 51% corn.
Aged in charred oak barrels.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2012 12:34 PM (GsoHv)



I was just looking up some new Scotch reviews and came across this site.

NSFW

http://guyism.com/

The Humor section was pretty good. And, even though I still do not know who she is, there is this:

We close the week with perhaps our favorite Kate Upton squirting GIF.

and the

25 GIF SALUTE: YOUR WEEKLY TRIBUTE TO HOT CHICKS IN GIF section has some interesting stuff for you morons.

http://tinyurl.com/a695nmz

20 Raiderettes is a good Football Thread Cheerleader anim gif.

Finally, Whoever put this in slow motion—God bless you. isn't hard to find.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 12:49 PM (LpQbZ)

292 Yeah, the "reposada" tequila uses second hand barrels from bourbon makers. This commerce goes back more than a century.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 12:49 PM (Ty7ja)

293 re Reuters story on climate : Heh, China, and the U.S, & I believe India and Brazil never signed on to original KYOTYO and now Russia, Canada and Japan have withdrawn and the signatories of the extension only account for 15% of CO2 emissions. The 200 nations that signed on are the FSA nations that want money 'to cope with the climate disasters' and the idiot overwrought with guilt for succeeding European countries.

Posted by: Palerider at December 08, 2012 12:50 PM (vL0Nv)

294 I got hooked on a BBC drama called Luther. One of the best written shows and superb acting I've seen in a long time. I highly recommend it. The problem is I've watched seasons 1 2 and now have to wait to see when season 3 will be posted.
Posted by: Cheri at December 08, 2012 12:49 PM (EAgmr)


yeah, good show.

Can even be a bit stressful to watch. Haha.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 12:51 PM (LpQbZ)

295 The best thing Chevy Chase has ever done was his ill fated late night talk show. Unwatchable. He had a keyboard at his desk that he would play randomly and he really had no interest in the guests he dragged out to talk with. Showed the real Chevy. Smug Ass Hat that thought WAY too much of himself.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 08, 2012 12:51 PM (jucos)

296 Chevy Chase

The last I remember of Chevy, is doing share a shower, save water commercials...

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 12:52 PM (LpQbZ)

297
I stand corrected. Must be made in the U.S.....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 08, 2012 12:53 PM (hq+RW)

298 290
I got hooked on a BBC drama called Luther. One of the best written shows
and superb acting I've seen in a long time. I highly recommend it. The
problem is I've watched seasons 1 2 and now have to wait to see when
season 3 will be posted.

Posted by: Cheri at December 08, 2012 12:49 PM

BBC does excellent tv shows

It's their news division that is unwatchable rubbish

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 12:54 PM (wwsoB)

299 However, if you buy bourbon in Canada, it has to be made in Ky. to be called bourbon, according to Wikipedia.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 12:55 PM (Ty7ja)

300 I got hooked on a BBC drama called Luther. One of the best written shows
and superb acting I've seen in a long time. I highly recommend it. The
problem is I've watched seasons 1 2 and now have to wait to see when
season 3 will be posted.



Same at my house.


We almost named one of our cats 'Stringer Bell'

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 12:56 PM (z9HTb)

301 The last I remember of Chevy, is doing share a shower, save water commercials...

Seen him doing a lameOld Navy commercial lately.

I don't think heinvested wisely.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 12:56 PM (fsLdt)

302 It puts the spaces in it's post......

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 12:57 PM (fsLdt)

303 Yes he is Chevy Chase and thankfully we aren't.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 12:57 PM (t866N)

304
Took a tour though Beam Distillery one time. Pretty cool setup. Could smell the booze from about a half mile away!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 08, 2012 12:58 PM (hq+RW)

305 I actually thought Chevy went a long way considering how little talent he had (a couple of funny faces was about it).
Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 12:27 PM (1Y+hH)



the video he did with Paul Simon was his talent wrapped up in a nutshell

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 12:58 PM (LpQbZ)

306 Do you guys smell something funny?

Posted by: Squishy the road skunk at December 08, 2012 12:58 PM (fsLdt)

307
Luther is a bit stressful to watch. The show makes me jump with the plot twists and a fair amount of violence and mayhem. Excellent!

I'm thinking about going to see "Flight" this weekend. Anyone seen it?

Posted by: Cheri at December 08, 2012 12:58 PM (EAgmr)

308
Took a tour though Beam Distillery one time. Pretty cool setup. Could smell the booze from about a half mile away!

Round these parts you get lots of people who work behind the AB plant.
Boiling days are awesome (the smell of hops and malt!) Cleaning days and bad batch discharge...not so much.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 12:59 PM (GaqMa)

309
Stringer Bell was in another short series called ULTRA VIOLET.

Not bad.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 12:59 PM (jUytm)

310
Avon Barksdale was one dumb shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 01:00 PM (jUytm)

311 Took a tour though Beam Distillery one time. Pretty cool setup. Could smell the booze from about a half mile away!

Went on a field trip to a Wonderbread factory when I was a kid. The smell was so incredicbly awesome I remember it to this day.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 01:00 PM (fsLdt)

312 Chevy Chase is doing Old Navy commercials for the holiday season. A take off on Christmas Vacation.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at December 08, 2012 01:01 PM (RZ8pf)

313 The Golan Heights Wine tour and shop is great also, but the trip there is a bitch

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 01:02 PM (79ueO)

314
Years back one of Howard Stern's stooges, Stuttering John I Think, harassed Chevy with a few idiotic questions. It was funny.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 01:02 PM (jUytm)

315 Glad to see so many morons share my low estimate of Chevy Chase's talent. I admire anyone who busts their butt to entertain even if they aren't very talented. I get aggravated as Hell at over-hyped talentless jerks.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 01:03 PM (6H6FZ)

316 Content? No content? No problem! Just throw down a new thread and we'll make the content for you!

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 01:03 PM (9u7nV)

317 #288

There were still some bright spots ahead after Caddyshack. Like 'Fletch.'

The biggest factor was whether he got to own the scene or not. In Three Amigos that was never going to happen because he was working with two guys who were his equals at the very least.

Look at some of the successful movies like Vacation. Every time another strong comic is in the scene Chase fades to a secondary role. Which was kind of sad in Spies Like Us, as Dan Ackroyd is far better in supporting roles when he cannot do something wild like Bass-o-matic or Julia Child.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 01:03 PM (kcfmt)

318
Went on a field trip to a Wonderbread factory when I was a kid. The smell was so incredicbly awesome I remember it to this day.

There's a bakery right off I-4 downtown here. Driving by it is Olfactory Heaven when they're baking, which can be and has been at all hours.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 01:04 PM (yiIja)

319 Luther is a bit stressful to watch. The show makes me jump with the plot
twists and a fair amount of violence and mayhem. Excellent!



Crazy ginger was a bit implausible, but hey, it's story telling.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 01:04 PM (z9HTb)

320 I have never seen that particular Kate Upton GIF before. G-d bless you for posting it. Sent me over the edge it did.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 08, 2012 01:04 PM (jucos)

321 I watched what I thought was a Stephen King terror film the other night. "Mothers Day". It turned out to be a docudramaI believe aboutNancy Pelosi as the mother of a gang of psychopathic sons.She had the maniacal smile,soft spoken, pass aggressive , but bat shit crazy whenshe did not get her way. The actressportrayed her perfectly. Of course they left out the political affiliation of the Mother and her sons, but we know whatthat woudl be..

Posted by: Buffalobob at December 08, 2012 01:05 PM (x+7qA)

322 Went on a field trip to a Wonderbread factory when I was a kid. The smell was so incredicbly awesome I remember it to this day.Posted by: eleven Barbara Ann Bakery when I was a kid. Plus they'd give you a package of freshly baked rolls to take home. Did we take them home? Of course not. As soon as we got on the bus, we'd all rip into the rolls and eat the doughy goodness! Heaven.

Posted by: Cheri at December 08, 2012 01:05 PM (EAgmr)

323
Foul Play vs Bird On A Wire vs Overboard?

(Goldie and Chevy, Goldie and Mel, Goldie and Kurt)


Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 01:05 PM (jUytm)

324

O/T but, libs are really try to destroy Fox News -- it's an all out war.

Latest hl at wz:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Fox News Has Divided America “In A Way Not Seen Since The Civil War”…

I have seen so many attacks lately. Same thing Rush goes through. They are really trying to destroy these brands. Emboldened more so as the JEF was re-elected.

libs = intolerant

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 01:06 PM (LpQbZ)

325 I was waiting for a used book/CD/DVD store to open up. There were 3 of us standing there. One guy looked familiar. Then I heard him talking to the 3rd guy about being out here with his wife and he was doing auditions but it was hard getting work, etc. Then I realized it was D'Angelo from the Wire. His wife in real life was the latino reporter in the last episode. He got bumped off in season two.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 01:06 PM (e/Cti)

326 Stringer Bell was in another short series called ULTRA VIOLET.


Two degrees from Grey Poupon.


Three degrees Castle.


Go!

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 01:07 PM (z9HTb)

327 Bill Murray in Little Shop of Horror vs Chevy Chase in Spies Like Us.
http://youtu.be/nScSYDKTI34

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 01:07 PM (t866N)

328 #295

It was an amazing two week meltdown and mercy killing. They should do a DVD release and try to get commentary from anyone who appeared.

OTOH, Dennis Miller's first talk show attempt was pretty rough. But he got a lot better when they reworked the format some instead of rigidly following the Tonight Show conventions.

Posted by: epobirs at December 08, 2012 01:07 PM (kcfmt)

329 The very fact that Chevy Chase exists is yet another sign that the Apocolypse is near.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 08, 2012 01:07 PM (jucos)

330 Took a tour though Beam Distillery one time. Pretty cool setup. Could smell the booze from about a half mile away!

Went on a field trip to a Wonderbread factory when I was a kid. The smell was so incredicbly awesome I remember it to this day.
Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 01:00 PM (fsLdt)



I was lucky enough to get the V.I.P. tour at Coors in Boulder.

I couldn't believe how beautiful the beer tasted straight off the line.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 01:09 PM (LpQbZ)

331 Then I realized it was D'Angelo from the Wire.


"My uncle was Butchie Stanton. You know what that means in this town?"


Was that him?

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 01:10 PM (z9HTb)

332 The very fact that Chevy Chase exists is yet another sign that the Apocolypse is near.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 08, 2012 01:07 PM (jucos)

On the other hand chevy chase is so insignificant and unimportant and irrelevant that he's very being means nothing what so ever

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 01:10 PM (79ueO)

333
OK, 'rons 'n 'ettes. It's time to do some holiday-type stuff like get the lights and decorations from storage. Ain't gonna put 'em up today, gotta pace myself.

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 01:10 PM (yiIja)

334 @329

And the Apocalypse not too soon after that!

*Grammar Nazi afoot*

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 01:11 PM (a0nis)

335
Dominic West was a bastard in 300!

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 01:12 PM (jUytm)

336 Catch everyone later. For the first time since sometime Sunday I actually feel hungry. Yay! Being ill stinks!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 01:12 PM (t866N)

337 I guess people have a point about Fletch and Spies Like Us being his better stuff. I only find him mildly annoying in those.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 01:12 PM (6H6FZ)

338 Global warming is real. Send money now to help storm victims. Hey! Maybe I'll run for Senetor or Governor or President. What's the next election for again?

Posted by: Acting Like An Actor at December 08, 2012 01:12 PM (MG6Y6)

339 70's in December, I'm good with this global warming. Hell, I wouldn't mind 80's.

Posted by: sTevo at December 08, 2012 01:12 PM (VMcEw)

340 It has to be made in (ironaclly, dry) Bourbon County.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 08, 2012 01:12 PM (dfkax)

341 The entire industry is set up to drive away anyone with ethical standards. Talent and a great face for the camera is not enough for a young aspiring actor to succeed. The old mentoring studio system that allowed young actors to develop their skills has vanished.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at December 08, 2012 01:13 PM (OTWsz)

342 Make sure you read the comments on that NBC 'Christ becomes a Democrat' article. Pay attention to the comments which get the most "votes".

:Rage Face:

Posted by: Mayonnaise Eclairs for Everyone! at December 08, 2012 01:13 PM (86/8G)

343 Barbara Ann Bakery when I was a kid. Plus they'd give you a package of freshly baked rolls to take home. Did we take them home? Of course not. As soon as we got on the bus, we'd all rip into the rolls and eat the doughy goodness! Heaven.

Yup. The gratis loaf of bread door prize. ::drool::

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 01:14 PM (fsLdt)

344 @342

I've learned to avoid all comments except the ones here.

And even here it's dodgy. *looks at Olaf*

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 01:14 PM (a0nis)

345 50 years from now a practical form of immortality will make its way to the rich and powerful.

Too late for today's billionaires.

There is some comfort in that.

Posted by: eman at December 08, 2012 01:15 PM (ThczH)

346 "It has to be made in (ironaclly, dry) Bourbon County."

Knob Creek and Jim Beam ain't made there.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 08, 2012 01:17 PM (GZitp)

347 Checking in for a short shot.



DCB I am ashamed of you after all the discussion on this fine stuff:













The definition of bourbon







On
May 4, 1964, the United States Congress recognized Bourbon Whiskey as a
“distinctive product of the United States.” The Federal Standards of
Identity for Distilled Spirits (27 C.F.R. 5.22) state that bourbon must
meet these requirements:



* Bourbon must be made of a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn (maize).

* Bourbon must be distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume).

* Neither coloring nor flavoring may be added.

* Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels.

* Bourbon must be entered into the barrel at no more than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume).

* Bourbon, like other whiskeys, may be bottled at not less than 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume.)

* Bourbon that meets
the above requirements and has been aged for a minimum of two years may
(but is not required to) be called Straight Bourbon.

* Straight Bourbon aged for a period less than four years must be labeled with the duration of its aging.

* If an age is stated on the label, it must be the age of the youngest whiskey in the bottle.

* Only whiskey produced in the United States can be called bourbon.


And other things I have seen actually limit to a very few counties in KY.

http://is.gd/vvEyN3







Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:17 PM (YdQQY)

348 And along with that think is there anything not regulated?

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:19 PM (YdQQY)

349 Sorry CBD, got your typo

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:19 PM (YdQQY)

350 However, if you buy bourbon in Canada, it has to be made in Ky. to be called bourbon, according to Wikipedia.

Huh? Wikipedia says:

Canadian law requires products labeled bourbon to be made in the United States

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 08, 2012 01:19 PM (m4p5a)

351 * Straight Bourbon aged for a period less than four years must be labeled with the duration of its aging.


Heh. If it's older than four years, you will find the age in bold letter on the label.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 01:20 PM (z9HTb)

352
@Vic @Waterhouse,
Various advertising trademarks may require stricter limits (I'm not aware of any off the top of my head, but there are probably a few.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 01:20 PM (GaqMa)

353 We drink Henry McKenna on pool night.

Posted by: sTevo at December 08, 2012 01:21 PM (VMcEw)

354 That does seem pretty silly.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 01:21 PM (fsLdt)

355 OK, I stand corrected. Canadians buy bourbon made anywhere in the US.
Me too. Including the Kirkland brand, which is where this came up.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 01:21 PM (Ty7ja)

356 Jerry Sandusky seeks easier setting
Updated: December 7, 2012, 7:33 PM ET
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Friday his client has gotten his fighting spirit back after his child abuse conviction and sentencing and hopes prison officials will find a way to house him under less restrictive conditions than he currently experiences.

Karl Rominger said after spending several hours with Sandusky at Greene State Prison in southwestern Pennsylvania on Friday that Sandusky's outlook has improved since he was sentenced two months ago to decades behind bars. He said they discussed pending post-sentencing motions and plans for an appeal.

Cry me a river.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 01:21 PM (79ueO)

357 I am hitting it hard right now, but legally its whiskey because it comes from Canada,


Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:22 PM (YdQQY)

358 Bourbon contest at the next Moron Meet-up.

Posted by: eman at December 08, 2012 01:22 PM (ThczH)

359 335
Yes he was but Queen Gorgo gets her revenge.

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2012 01:23 PM (M/TDA)

360 I hope Jerry Sandusky is getting plenty of lovin', wherever he is.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 08, 2012 01:23 PM (a0nis)

361 I hope Jerry Sandusky is getting plenty of lovin', wherever he is.

Cons love pederasts.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 01:25 PM (fsLdt)

362 Ha, Searcy is an absolute riot. I dunno who the wife and kid were but they're great.

Posted by: DaveA at December 08, 2012 01:26 PM (Xefrb)

363 Bourbon's kind of an acquired taste, especially the higher end brands like Knob Creek and Wild Turkey, but once you get used to it there's no going back. The sour mash Whiskeys go down a lot smoother for your average Whiskey drinker, but there's nothing wrong with that. Still love nice belt of Dickel's or Jack Daniel's.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 08, 2012 01:29 PM (GZitp)

364 I expect to find several "instrument" jokes when I get back from walking the cats.

Posted by: DaveA at December 08, 2012 01:29 PM (Xefrb)

365 Heh heh, Morons here is a Morons tale for the day.

When I left earlier my intent was to get my trusty drill to go to new burn barrel and make holes in the side so I could burn paper trash and piss on the AGW scam criminals.



But lo and behold, the battery was dead. (imagine little cloud over head because I had recently charged it).


After one triple <whiskey> I had a brilliant idea, go get my old ancient plug in drill and either move the barrel from lot 100 feet away or stretch cord.


But alas, I forgotten my old methodology for storing old shit. Throw in shed and depend on Mercedes Lackey's brownies to clean it out and straiten it up despite the building being full of cold iron.


No drill at all to be found


And that's my story and I'm sticking to it.


And CBD; got GI Jo playing Christmas Music right now

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:32 PM (YdQQY)

366 Searcy is in one of my favorite series, "Justified".
Plenty of bourbon downed in that show...

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 01:34 PM (Ty7ja)

367 Mr. Searcy was an unnamed table guest in "Get Low" one of my favorite Robert Duvall movies. Bill Murray had a great turn in that one also. Sissy Spacek, too. Good movie. Catch it if haven't seen it.

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2012 01:38 PM (M/TDA)

368 "I didn't order assholes with my whiskey".

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2012 01:39 PM (fsLdt)

369 Is there any Robert Duvall movie where he is bad? He played evil guy in True Grit and the latest I saw him in was Open Range and I love that movie to death.


Hollywood! Need more!

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:40 PM (YdQQY)

370 Always took a few bottles of 'Fighting Cock' to the yearly excursion to OBX. But my fav is Makers.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 01:41 PM (sqp6o)

371 Just a thought to throw out there : So many actors end up not attempting to break into Hollywood or Broadway due to several obstacles. The extreme high cost of surviving in New York or LA for most is beyond their capability without some sort of funding. For conservative actors, the climate is more a less jumping into an open sewer, and the constant encounters with industry sexual predators is terrifying for a young actor on their own. Just as in the universities, to survive professionally, young actors must either remain silent and appear shallow, or lie to disguise any political and social beliefs right of center(and center at times). Most of them are either assimulated into the left-wing culture and become another drone, or the constant abuse and pressure to abandon their ethical standardswears them down, and they leave.
To initiate a competitive entertainment industry, one place to start is building the careers of selected young actors byfundingtheir living costsduring their initial entry into the industry. Perhaps provide some sort of low- cost living situations. People living in these areas could even provide a room and board. (Also providing an immediate support group in the big city). Removing the pressure of living expenses removes the ability of the industry to use that necessity as a means to pressure young actors into falling in the left-wingline just to survive. Certainly,this move wouldbe a baby step. The biggest problem to solve in finding the financial and technologicalresources to make movies. Technology innovations are changing many of the old obstacles. You mentioned the avenues opening for small, independent films, and that would be another place to start, followed by building a strategy to convince theatre chains to feature such films. The audience is there waiting for good entertainment.
The more I think about this goal, the more I'm beginning to believe it could be done. Not in the next five years mind you. But wth patience, perseverance and a long-term strategy, not so impossible as most assume.




Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at December 08, 2012 01:44 PM (OTWsz)

372 369
One excellent actor. He can do no wrong. Love, love "Open Range". BTW Kevin Costner should do more westerns and Robert Duvall should co-star in all of them.

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2012 01:46 PM (M/TDA)

373 I've met Nick Searcy. He's a mensch! The Junior Brown of actors.

Posted by: True Story at December 08, 2012 01:47 PM (ypzqs)

374 >>>"My uncle was Butchie Stanton. You know what that means in this town?"
Was that him?
Posted by: fluffy

No. His uncle was Avon Barksdale. While serving a prison term, Stringer Bell had him strangled with a belt.

Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 01:49 PM (e/Cti)

375 Robert Duvall should co-star in all of them.

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2012 01:46 PM (M/TDA)


LOL, I thought Duvall was the star. But I don't have the "hate" for KC that a lot of the Morons have. I thought he did a good job in open range and a couple of other films.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:49 PM (YdQQY)

376 The Great Santini

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 01:50 PM (79ueO)

377 Posted by: Redd at December 08, 2012 01:49 PM (e/Cti)


I have no idea what that means but if it deals with a Morons here it is TMI

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:50 PM (YdQQY)

378 OT: Time To Euthanize Detroit?
More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=710

In the movie “Revenge of the Nerds,” one of the nerds asked an interesting question: “Would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?” Alas, those who remain in Detroit know very well what the later is like.

A Detroit councilwoman has declared that since Detroit voted for Obama, he is supposed to bail out the city.

Video: http://bit.ly/TPYDhH

Aside from the fact that this is just an explicit and vocal declaration of how a welfare state with a large dependent population works, this is also an example of what happens when you run out of other people’s money: Decay on the order not seen since the fall of the Western Roman Empire. In his “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” Edward Gibbons described what became of Rome after the Western Empire fell:

“Survey the other hills of the city, the vacant space is interrupted only by ruins and gardens. The forum of the Roman people, where they assembled to enact their laws and elect their magistrates, is now enclosed for the cultivation of pot-herbs, or thrown open for the reception of swine and buffaloes. The public and private edifices, that were founded for eternity, lie prostrate, naked, and broken, like the limbs of a mighty giant; and the ruin is the more visible, from the stupendous relics that have survived the injuries of time and fortune.”

The comparison of this description of post-Empire Rome with Detroit is not hyperbole. If anything, Detroit is worse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw

Images of decay and disintegration can be seen here (http://bit.ly/U1gORK) and here (http://bit.ly/U1gVwI). For a particularly striking contrast, compare Hiroshima and Detroit, both after WWII, and today (http://bit.ly/U1h1nX); it is enough hope for Detroit to be nuked from orbit…

Things in Detroit have gotten so bad, that the state of Michigan is considering abolishing the city as an entity entirely; essentially, this would be euthanasia their local government.

Perhaps it would have been best if we had just listened to, and accepted the offer of, Omni-Consumer Products:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA_P8CaNwro

Despite the insane and drug-addicted giant cyborg, it’d still be more peaceful and safe then Detroit is now…

This will not end well…

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 08, 2012 01:52 PM (sZTYJ)

379 Space privatization takes the next step...

...you can go to the moon for a paltry $1.5B

http://tinyurl.com/ac4w6dg

Apparently, they do not accept EBT cards.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 01:53 PM (H9jX8)

380 ...you can go to the moon for a paltry $1.5B

http://tinyurl.com/ac4w6dg

Apparently, they do not accept EBT cards.


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 01:53 PM (H9jX


Damn PA, couldn't you wait for JEF to get out of office before giving him ideas for another vacation?

Wait, ,,.,,,,,,,,may be a one way trip.


hummmmm...how much?

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:55 PM (YdQQY)

381 Heh...guns never help...


A Texas burglary suspect dialed 911 early Tuesday morning to  report that an armed homeowner was threatening to shoot him.


Oops. Wrong house Lance.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 01:57 PM (sqp6o)

382 If its $1.5B to take a trip to the moon, I say we scrape together $750M for Obama's next trip!

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 01:58 PM (I2LwF)

383 Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 01:57 PM (sqp6o)


hehehe, if robbers were smart they would not be robbers in the South or any red State.

If he had been at my house there would have been no phone calls ......


from him

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:59 PM (YdQQY)

384 375
I did phrase that badly. Robert Duvall should star in all of them.. His on screen persona is so strong it really doesn't matter what billing he gets. One tends to remember.anything he's in as "a Robert Duvall movie".

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2012 02:01 PM (M/TDA)

385 If its $1.5B to take a trip to the moon, I say we scrape together $750M for Obama's next trip!

Posted by: TN at December 08, 2012 01:58 PM (I2LwF)


I look at it this way, $1.1T a year since he has been in office.

4 more years
=$5.5T
Savings
Wait.....

Will Boner still be there?


Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 02:01 PM (YdQQY)

386 Family away and before the Army-Navy game I have to go to the Super market for the necessities in life: Kitty Litter, Beer, And some high cholesterol food while wife is away

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 02:02 PM (79ueO)

387 Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2012 02:01 PM (M/TDA)


I recently got the Blu-Ray copy of Lonesome Dove


I recommend that too, although I hate the ending.


But I blame McMurtry on that.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 02:03 PM (YdQQY)

388 CAIR Leaders Defend Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President…

[W]hile Egyptians take to the streets to oppose what they claim is a nascent tyranny, Morsi and his Islamist government can count on support from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). For example, CAIR-Los Angeles boss Hussam Ayloush praised Morsi for assuming more power in order to prevent “corrupt judges” from the “undermining and undoing of every democratic step.”

In a Facebook post, Ayloush blamed Egypt’s internal strife on the secular opposition: “Much of the Egyptian opposition seem to be more interested in opposing Morsi and the MB than actually helping Egypt become a stable and institutional democracy,”

Moderate my ass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 02:06 PM (79ueO)

389 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 02:06 PM (79ueO)


How's the new duties going......nah, don't answer that.


But not too much serious stuff going on today.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 02:08 PM (YdQQY)

390 How's the new duties going......nah, don't answer that.


But not too much serious stuff going on today.
Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 02:08 PM (YdQQY)

OK. but drowning under a mountain of paperwork.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 02:09 PM (79ueO)

391 Good luck with trip. Will be gone after this. Can no longer type.

Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 02:11 PM (YdQQY)

392 Oh no Mr Bill...

...the pubic ain't buying the social security happy talk anymore. Only 17% of them are very confident they'll get everything promised.

http://tinyurl.com/b2takqr

As a comparative reference point, about 30% of the public believes in UFO's.

Wrap your head around that -- UFO's have more credibility than Social Security.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 02:13 PM (H9jX8)

393 The more I think about this goal, the more I'm beginning to believe it could be done. Not in the next five years mind you. But wth patience, perseverance and a long-term strategy, not so impossible as most assume.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at December 08, 2012 01:44 PM (OTWsz)


It will be done, on what scale I'm not sure. We won't have one "studio system" like Hollywood - a bunch of vaguely or seriously lefty producers can agree on "not-right" productions, but the ficons, socons, and crunchycons are not going to have the best time under one roof. Kind of like politics.

Honestly people interested in the idea need to pick a "new Hollywood," preferably someplace with decend transport and resources but low living expenses. From there you put up a few support businesses and a studio and try to attract others. I think someone was trying to do that in a Southern state a few years back.

Start with low-budget movies with a popular bent but without the leftist sledgehammer - don't worry at first about MESSAGE! Wait until you're making some money, and then keep it subtle and non-sledgehammer.

After you make some money on that, if you do, I'd go with tv series on the same principals - don't re-make old popular series, perhaps emulate the reasons why they were a success. Don't try to be edgy, that constant *pushing* is one reason why Hollywood sucks so much.

*Then* after that you can worry about blockbusters. 15-20 years on.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 08, 2012 02:14 PM (bxiXv)

394

((BLAM))



*kicks side of blog trying to start a new thread.*

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:14 PM (1Y+hH)

395
Interesting response to Yahoo's poll question "Should gay marriage be federally protected?" So far the 'no' response is at 69% to 31% for the 'yes.' Not the response that the media overlordsare trying toimpose through their coverage of the topic.

Posted by: Leonaidas Hoetep at December 08, 2012 02:14 PM (vroI0)

396 In the 'this never ends well' category...

http://tinyurl.com/bad527d

BATFE Taking Comments on "Sporting Purposes" Exemption to "Armor Piercing Ammunition" Law Until Dec. 31

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 02:15 PM (sqp6o)

397 kicks side of blog trying to start a new thread.*
Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:14 PM (1Y+hH)


Slow News day, not much going on. Still no American Leadership in the world

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 02:16 PM (79ueO)

398
BATFE Taking Comments on "Sporting Purposes" Exemption to "Armor Piercing Ammunition" Law Until Dec. 31



You need that kind of ammo to penetrate the carapace on a feral hog.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:16 PM (1Y+hH)

399 Regarding the ATF restriction I think the gun control debate is being won across the country so they won't put more restrictions. But you never know.


And damn Vic, not even 3 o'clock. I tip my hat to you.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 02:18 PM (sqp6o)

400 Slow News day, not much going on. Still no American Leadership in the worldPosted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 02:16 PM (79ueO)Ah, but there is something to celebrate, which I noted earlier. 200 countries have agreed to delay implementation of the Kyoto Protocols until 2020.Enviros hardest hit.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:19 PM (1Y+hH)

401 Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:16 PM (1Y+hH)


But it poses a threat to LE officers wearing body armor.

Ya know, just like pretty much every rifle caliber.

Oh, and for the children.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 02:19 PM (sqp6o)

402 You need that kind of ammo to penetrate the carapace on a feral hog.Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:16 PM (1Y+hH)Really? I've never come across a hog so I haven't had to shoot one. In any case, I'm thinking that needwouldn't apply to my slug gun. I just shot a 50s refridgerator with that thing for fun. I'm thinking any 12 guage slug is "armor piercing"Please don't let them take away my slugs, I can't afford a new rifle .

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 02:20 PM (GaqMa)

403 Hey, I like this new smart culture blog.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 08, 2012 02:20 PM (oU9pV)

404 No. His uncle was Avon Barksdale. While serving a prison term, Stringer Bell had him strangled with a belt.


Maybe it was great uncle or grandfather. He spoke that line to McNulty when he was explaining that he didn't really choose a life of crime, he was born into it.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 02:21 PM (z9HTb)

405 the state of Michigan is considering abolishing the city as an entity entirely

It's a trap!
The proposal, as poured into the sausage grinder, is one of those "regionalism" pipe-dreams, where the existing city's programs are debts are hung around the necks of the surrounding so-called suburbs. Most of those towns were free-standing mill and factory towns on their own before the cancerous expansions (of the go-go, overly materialistic, selfish Fifties! You should be ashamed!), and are now filled with those guilty of, well, leaving Detroit.

The center cities of these monstrosities retain enough easily-directed votes to keep the free-shit taps flowing, and the captive cities retain their property tax valuation just long enough -- because revaluations only happen on the government's schedule -- for the current guilty parties to finish out their terms and feather their nests. Needless to say, regionalism is a regular platform plank for the Democrat party.

For the state to decommission the city, they'd have to either officially absorb its existing liabilities, or officially hang them on Westland, Inkster, Ferndale and GPW. You might hear about that on the national news. It would, in the words of the Strategic Bombing Report, further convulse the rubble.

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 02:24 PM (qaVK+)

406 Like some perp who wants to off cops can't walk into home depot, buy some bolts and solder, turn the shanks down in a drill with a file, and dip them in lead/solder to give the rifling something to bite on.

It would be quicker to mod a box of standard ammo like that than it would be to hunt around for some esoteric black market AP shit, and then pay through the nose for it.

Fucking tards. Anyone can fab AP ammo from shit they got laying around in their garage.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 02:24 PM (H9jX8)

407 I was thinking the other day, if you shot a burglar dead, threw him in the back of the pickup and dumped him off in the bushes someplace, who would ever know?

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 02:29 PM (6H6FZ)

408 I'm pretty sure leaving dead bodies laying about is littering.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 08, 2012 02:31 PM (H9jX8)

409 True. Inconvenient.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 02:32 PM (6H6FZ)

410
...who would ever know?

Yes, who?

Witnesses, people you tell, forensic evidence leading back your property or person, etc.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 02:34 PM (jUytm)

411 I just realized I'M AN ACTOR! I used to think I was unemployed but I'm an actor. I was an actor in college too. The pieces are just falling into place for me.

Posted by: CozMark at December 08, 2012 02:36 PM (nDeB2)

412 Forensic evidence leading back to my property? Nah. No one has a reason to come ask me about it and I don't tell anyone about a lot of things as it is.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 08, 2012 02:39 PM (6H6FZ)

413 Almost any hunting rifle ammunition will go right through common body armor, including trauma plates.

They have been trying to get the law to ignore that for decades, as a setup for future restrictions.

They Never Stop Pushing, the control freaks. Not ever. Never listen.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 08, 2012 02:46 PM (bxiXv)

414
hypothetically...

if one were to inject lead into a criminal and then dump the body elsewhere, chances are that said body would be discovered

after which, an autopsy would be performed

the slug would be found, the caliber of weapon would then be ascertained

then the local p.d. would look up who in the city/town owns that caliber weapon

then, they question those gun owners

then, if suspicious enough, I suppose they could do a ballistics match on the weapon



Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 02:47 PM (jUytm)

415
so...if one has registered weapons, it's best to dump bodies far from one's residence

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 02:48 PM (jUytm)

416
Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 02:20 PM (GaqMa)


Haven't shot one either but have Texas relatives that have. The carapace forms to shield the hogs from the tusks of other hogs. It gets amazingly tough on older hogs they say. Feral hogs go right through barbed wire fences.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:49 PM (1Y+hH)

417
you know, like on TV

because everything above is from what one learns from television and movies

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 02:49 PM (jUytm)

418 They Never Stop Pushing, the control freaks. Not ever. Never listen.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 08, 2012 02:46 PM (bxiXv)


And we are surprised when every time we think we have some level of surcease from their insanity, they have another lawsuit ready to go!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 02:50 PM (Cnqmv)

419 Posted by: Vic at December 08, 2012 01:32 PM (YdQQY)


Rather than drill holes in the barrel, which quickly become clogged with ashes, I cut both ends out of the barrel, and then weld three scrap brake shoes onto the bottom to serve as feet. Works great. I also used a heavy grade barrel if I can get one; they last much longer.



Setting the open-ended barrel on three bricks also works, but having welded-on feet makes it easier to tip the barrel for cleanout.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 08, 2012 02:51 PM (29+x5)

420 .... so..... obviously, you dump the body in another city.... or Detroit

Posted by: Yip at December 08, 2012 02:52 PM (/jHWN)

421 When I burned trash, I ventilated the bottom with some carefully placed blows from an axe.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 02:53 PM (Ty7ja)

422 Setting the open-ended barrel on three bricks also
works, but having welded-on feet makes it easier to tip the barrel for
cleanout.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 08, 2012 02:51 PM (29+x5)

I've always been partial to the use of bricks and having both ends open. Easy to maintain and easy to clean for me at least.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 02:55 PM (Cnqmv)

423 Football in ten minutes. Where's Dave?

And don't say "in Texas" you wiseass

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 02:55 PM (I2LwF)

424

Another thing to keep in mind: Cameras are everywhere, especially in densely populated or heavily trafficked areas.

Unless you're in the middle of nowhere, assume there are cameras everywhere.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 02:55 PM (jUytm)

425
Not just traffic/city cameras, but banks and gas stations have exterior cameras.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 02:56 PM (jUytm)

426

While you don't NEED armor-piercing rounds for a hog, you do need power for the big boys. Do a search: feral hogs, photos. They canreach very impressive sizes.


The damage they do to fields is impressive too, but not in a good way.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 02:57 PM (1Y+hH)

427 Those big feral hogs are very tough to bring down without appropriate shot placement (obvious point) and/or heavier bullet/velocity. A .22 will kill one if you can get close to the top of the head.... but you can't.

Posted by: Yip at December 08, 2012 03:00 PM (/jHWN)

428 Dissolve the body in acid, Heisenberg-style.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at December 08, 2012 03:00 PM (nZvGM)

429
Feral hogs will make short work of a body.
Hogs'll eat anything.

Posted by: wheatie at December 08, 2012 03:02 PM (CM59X)

430 Herman Cain booster too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSlC7BxmSqY&feature=feedlik

Posted by: alex at December 08, 2012 03:03 PM (ewOgA)

431
Excellent!

Buy a few hogs, let them eat the body, and then dissolve the hogs in a vat of acid.

The perfect crime.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 03:04 PM (jUytm)

432 See, some problems solve themselves.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 03:04 PM (Ty7ja)

433
the heisman is awarded tonight?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 03:07 PM (jUytm)

434
If you eat a hog that's eaten a human...does that make you a cannibal?

I used to wonder this, when watching 'Deadwood'.

Posted by: wheatie at December 08, 2012 03:09 PM (CM59X)

435 "If you eat a hog that's eaten a human...does that make you a cannibal?"

Both taste like pork.

Errr, so I've been told...

Posted by: HH at December 08, 2012 03:12 PM (XXwdv)

436 Army vs Navy underway.

If there is any justice in this world Collin Klein will be awarded the Heisman tonight.

Posted by: teej still says go K-State and delurks for cfb at December 08, 2012 03:16 PM (Bj/RA)

437 There was a time when the Army-Navy game was the most anticipated game during the football season. Now it doesn't even get its own thread.

Posted by: Go Navy at December 08, 2012 03:18 PM (4nxhP)

438
I love Nick Searcy.
He enriches every production that he is in.

Just felt the need to say that, since I was late to the thread.

And Ace...I watched that documentary 'That Guy...' last month.
It was good.
The unspoken thing, was how the Unions in the Film Industry have screwed themselves and their members...like with other other unions in other industries.

Posted by: wheatie at December 08, 2012 03:21 PM (CM59X)

439 Everybody get their Christmas card from the Whitehouse?

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 03:25 PM (sqp6o)

440 I just found out the other day that Searcy was in The Fugitive. he was Sheriff Rollins, who calls Tommy Lee Jones "Wyatt Earp."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 08, 2012 03:44 PM (gA69l)

441 Bruce Campbell talks about this in his books, being a blue collar actor basically and how no one would expect that to happen, but there it is, and pretty common.

Posted by: Karusky at December 08, 2012 03:49 PM (dO4L7)

442 >>>Maybe it was great uncle or grandfather. He spoke that line to McNulty when he was explaining that he didn't really choose a life of crime, he was born into it.
Posted by: fluffy

Yeah, that was pretty much his character. He wanted out. When he decided to start talking, his bitch of a mother pressured him out of it. But, too late. They murdered him.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 08, 2012 04:14 PM (e/Cti)

443 I went to the Maker's Mark distillery in Loretto, KY once. It was like a pilgrimage.

Some Bourbon distillers ship their used barrels to Scotland. Laphroig is aged in used MM barrels.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 08, 2012 04:37 PM (HoGA+)

444 About that documentary: When I saw that, I thought two things. 1) Thank God I AM NOT IN THIS MOVIE WHINING MY ASS OFF. (Not getting an acting job drives you to drink? Kind of like when heart surgeons lose a patient? PLEASE), and 2) I really AM providing a poublic service by making ACTING SCHOOL!

Nick Searcy

Posted by: nick at December 08, 2012 06:56 PM (S2Q0B)

445
Hi, Nick!

Posted by: Walkers! at December 09, 2012 01:05 PM (e/Cti)






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