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  1. j7wild

    The Rant Thread

    Only 20 years in Prison for pleading guilty to 51 Federal Charges? He and the other 2 losers involved in this need to rot in prison on bread and water in solitary for the rest of their natural life. Too much free time on their hands playing video games when they should had been out somewhere working a job or going to school. Bet they still lived at home and their parents still supported them so they had no need to do anything with their lives as in working or getting an education to better their sorry butts!! https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/tyler-barriss-who-made-fatal-swatting-call-in-wichita-guilty-of-51-federal-charges/ar-BBPGnm6?OCID=ansmsnnews11
  2. j7wild

    LCO NFL Fantalk 2008

    There is only one game that's worth watching this week #11: Monday night football matchup between 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs and 9-1 Los Angeles Rams
  3. j7wild

    Everything about Movies and DVDs

    It is now but back in 1912, women didn't call off weddings even if they don't love the guy especially when the wedding is arranged so both she and her mother will have money to live on and a restored family name.
  4. j7wild

    Everything about Movies and DVDs

    I wasn't aware that James Cameron's Titanic had an alternate ending. I am glad they didn't use this - it just looks awful. Rose is a liar, a tramp and a self-centered selfish 101 years old woman! She is a liar because she tells Jack's frozen body she will never let go and then lets him go to save her own sorry butt. She is a liar again when she tells Bill Paxton's character she hasn't seen that Heart of the Ocean diamond in years when in truth she had it the whole time the past 84 years. She is a tramp because she cheated on her fiancee and back in those days, women cheating on men were considered a cardinal sin - something as serious as committing murder. She is a self-centered selfish woman because there was enough room on that floating piece of wood for both she and Jack.
  5. j7wild

    Everything about Movies and DVDs

    Toy Story 4 (2019) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979376/ I remember the first one. I vaguely remember the second one. I don't remember the third one. I also don't remember one of the toys being a girl doll. She must had showed up in the 2nd one or the 3rd one? It's been almost 8 1/2 years since the 3rd one, believe it or not!
  6. j7wild

    R.I.P. Stan Lee (95 years old)

    Where does one even begin when it comes to Stan Lee? For starters, the movie business wouldn't look like it does today without him. The writer couldn't have envisioned when he first put ink to paper in 1939 that he'd be creating some of the most iconic, recognizable characters in the universe—Marvel or otherwise—or that he'd become a superhero himself among comic book fans. Lee died Monday, according to multiple reports. He was 95 and had been in frail health for some time, but still had writing, producing and cameo projects in the works, all stemming from his role as creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, Thor, the Silver Surfer and the X-Men, to name a few. The sprawling film franchises featuring these characters have grossed billions of dollars, turning superhero movies into the lifeblood of the big-budget blockbuster industry and prompting Disney to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in 2009. "I was stupid in a business way," Lee reflected to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. "I should have been greedier." It all started with "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge," a filler story in Captain America Comics #3 and his first work under the pseudonym Stan Lee (he was born Stanley Martin Lieber). Captain America was co-created by Joe Simon and artist Jack Kirby, the latter of whom would become Lee's primary creative partner for years until a still-controversial rift over giving credit where it was due sent Kirby packing for rival DC Comics in 1970. Lee's first original creation was the Destroyer, who debuted in Mystic Comics #6 in 1941, but he put comics on hold while he served in the Army in World War II. He rejoined what would later become Marvel Comics in the 1950s and worked in a variety of genres, comics then being a primary source of entertainment for boys and girls that included detective, romance, Westerns, horror and sci-fi stories. When he was on the verge of quitting the whole business, Marvel tasked him with creating superheroes to rival The Flash, the Justice League of America and whatever else DC Comics was churning out—and Lee and Kirby's first answer was The Fantastic Four, in 1961. They would go on to create the characters who would make up The Avengers, as well as revive World War II-era heroes such as Captain America and the Sub-Mariner. Lee and artist Steve Ditko's The Amazing Spider-Man would become Marvel's best-selling title in 1966 and most successful character overall, while Lee and Kirby continued to tell progressive tales within The Fantastic Four series; they introduced Black Panther in issue No. 52, the first black superhero in mainstream American comics. After Kirby's departure, Lee became publisher of Marvel Comics and became the de facto face of the Marvel Universe—a status that wouldn't change even when the business was no longer in his hands. Despite a years-long copyright battle that culminated in a federal court ruling in 2013 that Disney had full control of the Marvel stable of characters, in addition to writing and executive-producer credits across the board he also had cameos (some uncredited, but mostly credited) in every major Marvel film made in the past two decades, from the first X-Men and Iron Man to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Deadpool, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to IMDb, his streak will likely continue posthumously with the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther. He had sold his movie points (his back end percentage of the Marvel films) for a reported $10 million, plus $1 million payout each year moving forward, in 1998. Lee sang The Avengers director Joss Whedon's praises at Dragon*Con in 2011, ahead of the film's release, saying Whedon knew "just how to do it." "There was only one thing," Lee added, per ComicBookMovie.com. "When I was doing my cameo for The Avengers, after the third take, he asked could I take off my glasses because somehow the flash of the floodlights were hitting the lens and there was a glare. So I did my cameo without wearing my glasses—so the chances are you won't even recognize me. That was the only decision he made that I felt shouldn't have made." Lee laughed. "He should've fixed the lights." He also made a memorable appearance as himself in 1995's Mallrats, in which he dispensed rock star-worthy relationship advice to Jason Lee and Jeremy London's comics-loving slacker characters. "94 years ago, a god was born who'd bring us heroes that'd fuel both our imaginations and our aspirations. Happy Birthday to @TheRealStanLee!," Mallrats director Kevin Smith tweeted on Lee's 94th birthday on Dec. 28, 2016. About the storied issue of whether or not Lee unfairly monopolized credit that was due Jack Kirby, who died in 1994, Lee told Playboy in 2014 that he wanted Kirby—who maintained freelance status throughout their pop culture-altering run—to be Marvel's permanent art director, but the artist turned him down, twice. "I would have loved him to work side by side with me," Lee said. "I used to marvel at the way Jack drew. He would draw something as if it had appeared in his mind and he was just tracing what he had thought of already. I never saw a man draw as quickly as Jack did. 'Come work with me, Jack,' I said. But he said no. He didn't want a staff job. With him, as with Ditko, I don't see where they were unfairly treated." Kirby had said in an infamous interview with The Comics Journal that he and Lee "never collaborated on anything! I've never seen Stan Lee write anything. I used to write the stories just like I always did." But Lee insisted, to Playboy, "I'll tell you, the last thing Jack Kirby said to me was very strange. I met him at a comic-book convention right before the end [of his life]. He wasn't that well. He walked over and said, 'Stan, you have nothing to reproach yourself about.' He knew people were saying things about me, and he wanted to let me know I hadn't done anything wrong in his eyes. I think he realized it. Then he walked away." Despite the doubt in Lee's superpowers that has been lodged in the conversation, ensuring that his true role in the creation of the Marvel Universe a subject of debate among skeptics for years to come, he tirelessly churned out new stories—from political humor to Manga to his 2016 digital graphic novel God Woke—and helped keep the old ones alive for the rest of his life. Lee even worked for DC Comics in the 2000s, starting the Just Imagine… series featuring reimagined versions of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. He had a pacemaker installed in 2012, which prompted a few cancellations, but otherwise he remained on the go despite failing eyesight, which he acknowledged in January 2016 in an interview with Radio Times. "My eyesight has gotten terrible and I can't read comic books any more," Lee said. "The print is too small. Not only a comic book, but I can't read the newspaper or a novel or anything. I miss reading 100 percent. It's my biggest miss in the world." Earlier this year, Los Angeles police investigated allegations of elder abuse against Keya Morgan, who had been acting as Lee's business manager and advisor. In a video posted to social media, Lee defended Morgan, saying, "Anybody else who claims to be my rep is just making that story up." Lee did still enjoy the fruits of his Marvel labors, however, telling ABC News in 2015 that the dominance of those characters at the box office half a century after their creation felt "wonderful." "I have to pinch myself all the time to make sure I'm not imagining it." Lee is survived by daughter Joan Celia "J.C." Lee. His wife of 70 years, Joan B. Lee, who could be seen making a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 along with her husband, died in July 2017. Another daughter, Jan, died in infancy.
  7. j7wild

    The Rant Thread

    I would say bring back public burning at the stakes and roast her in public. Either that or send her ass back to Vietnam, on a barely floating boat, throwing it in the Coral sea and let her figure out the way to navigate it back to Vietnam. What would make her do something like that? Plus she was an employee in the strawberry industry. Imagine the distrust she has now created not just for strawberry and other fruits producing employers, but also for the consumers. Plus all those strawberries (and other fruits) being pulled off the shelves results in no sales and no income for the strawberries/fruits producers and losses in the millions which will result in employees being laid off and their families facing difficult times and hardships. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46168814 https://www.9news.com.au/2018/11/12/12/35/woman-in-court-over-strawberry-needles https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/crime/queensland-farm-worker-my-ut-trinh-faces-strawberry-needles-allegations-ng-b881018754z
  8. j7wild

    LCO NFL Fantalk 2008

    Thank you Tennesse Titans for murdering the New England Patriots. Just further evidence that the Patriots can be beaten. They (the Patriots) are like the Predator: "If it bleeds, we can kill it."
  9. We are probably not worth their time. To them we may still be the equivalent of cavemen.
  10. "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans." ~ Stephen Hawking
  11. j7wild

    Everything about Movies and DVDs

    When I first saw the trailer for Overlord https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4530422/ back in September, I posted this in another forum: "As soon as I saw that Black soldier in a C-47 sitting among White soldiers, all of them wearing the Screaming Eagles patch of the 101st Airborne, I turned the trailer off. Combat units and support units in the U.S. Army during World War II were segregated. Desegragation in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces didn't occur until 1948. If there were any whites in Black U.S. Army units, they were officers and maybe some NCOs. Now I said U.S. Army because the U.S. Marines did not have any Blacks in their ranks as combat soldiers. There were over 19,000 Blacks in the U.S. Marines and only 75% of them were sent to the Pacific theater but they served as stewards, ammunition and supply handlers and stevedores (cargo ships loaders and unloaders). Some of them did see some action but not as an infantry combat unit because there were no Black U.S. Marines infantry combat units during World War II. They saw combat because they just happen to be assigned to places like Saipan, handling ammunition and supplies for the front line White U.S. Marines infantry combat units. There was only one Black Paratroopers unit in the entire U.S. Army during World War II and they didn't participate in D-Day because their numbers weren't at full fighting strength to be considered a Battalion. They were considered to be send to reinforce the U.S. lines during the Battle of the Bulge but by the time they were considered to be reorganized and activated as an Airborne Rifle Company, the battle was over. They ended up spending the rest of World War II as firefighters on the West Coast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555th_Parachute_Infantry_Battalion_(United_States) Now that the movie has finally been released, I am not the only one who've noticed it. Here's a review from IMDB: "I get that this is a horror film and that the left in Hollywood like to play fast and loose with history in order to make certain people or ethnic groups feel "good" about themselves, (or in the case of white males, bad about themselves,) but a film about someone of the black African race being a paratrooper in WW2 and being dropped behind enemy lines in Nazi German occupied Europe ETC, is not only the normal cringe worthy crap, it's just plain stupid.....almost like those who made this film are five year olds with ZERO knowledge of WW2 or the fact that the US armed forces were segregated until 1948, three years AFTER WW2. We really are being dumbed down in order to fit this fake leftist narrative of history."
  12. In Independence Day we hit them with nukes and it just bounced off them. We, the entire human race, may not have anything in our arsenal of weapons to even put a dent on any spaceships any alien race has.
  13. Are you sure that's wise? If there are intelligent aliens out there capable of space travel at the speed of light, we won't know anything about them. Hitting them with a laser beam may be viewed by them as an act of war. Even if that wasn't the case, do we really want an intelligent alien race that's capable of space travel at the speed of light to be aware of our existence and come to Earth? They may just view of us as an annoying ant hill. When you are walking around outside and you see an ant hill, what do most of us do? We go and step on it - no reason given. It's our human nature to destroy. An alien race seeing us may react the same way. We are just an annoying ant hill to them. This may possibly be their response: "Hello Earthlings, message received, sending response..." Hitting an intelligent alien race million of light years away with what we consider a harmless laser beam may very well result in this:
  14. j7wild

    Everything about Movies and DVDs

    I saw the preview for season 2 of Orville while watching Thursday Night Football last night. New season begins on Sunday, December 30th. I found the Comic-Con trailer:
  15. j7wild

    The Rant Thread

    IKR, Morphie! The nerve of some folks!!