Out of the Blue

I threw out a lot of junk yesterday as part of gearing up to move. A lot of junk. Like an extreme amount of junk. This leaves me in a position where all that remains is to throw out a lot of junk. A lot of junk. Like an extreme amount of junk.

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Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 17, 2017, 09:34
Kxmode
 
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Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 17, 2017, 09:34
Feb 17, 2017, 09:34
 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 21:55:
Wrong chart. Adjust for inflation and keep in mind that studios keep much, much more of the revenue in the US than outside of it.

Quite right. Updating my knowledge base. Thanks! Smart
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 16, 2017, 16:58
nin
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 16:58
Feb 16, 2017, 16:58
 nin
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 16:55:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 01:35:
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 17:26:
so fragile... so very fragile

Oh, please keep it up! I can't wait for you to be banned again!


Not really something we should be hoping for or getting excited about, IMHO.

Not usually, but for Agent-Zero I would make an exception. How many chances has he had? I can think of 2 previous accounts but I'm sure there have been others and it's not as if Blue bans people on a whim.


And that was part of the removed post...


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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 16, 2017, 16:55
Quboid
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 16:55
Feb 16, 2017, 16:55
 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 01:35:
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 17:26:
so fragile... so very fragile

Oh, please keep it up! I can't wait for you to be banned again!


Not really something we should be hoping for or getting excited about, IMHO.

Not usually, but for Agent-Zero I would make an exception. How many chances has he had? I can think of 2 previous accounts but I'm sure there have been others and it's not as if Blue bans people on a whim.
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Re: removed
Feb 16, 2017, 16:41
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Feb 16, 2017, 16:41
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 13:31:
nin wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 08:37:
* REMOVED *
This comment was deleted on Feb 16, 2017, 09:16.

Goddammit, nin. Now you've got me all curious.

nin posted his gofundme because he needs new tires and inspection for the van if he is going to follow blues move. It was in blues best interest to "removed" the comment.
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Re: removed
Feb 16, 2017, 13:31
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Feb 16, 2017, 13:31
 
nin wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 08:37:
* REMOVED *
This comment was deleted on Feb 16, 2017, 09:16.

Goddammit, nin. Now you've got me all curious.

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Re: On Sale
Feb 16, 2017, 04:58
Kxmode
 
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Re: On Sale Feb 16, 2017, 04:58
Feb 16, 2017, 04:58
 Kxmode
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 23:02:
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life

It's cool bro. Let me wash your feet (with beer). Beer
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Re: On Sale
Feb 16, 2017, 03:49
Kxmode
 
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Re: On Sale Feb 16, 2017, 03:49
Feb 16, 2017, 03:49
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 01:35:
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 17:26:
so fragile... so very fragile

Oh, please keep it up! I can't wait for you to be banned again!


Not really something we should be hoping for or getting excited about, IMHO.

Agreed. BluesNews is a curiosity in a sea of mediocrity. (Hey, I made a rhyme Dance )
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Re: On Sale
Feb 16, 2017, 03:48
Kxmode
 
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Re: On Sale Feb 16, 2017, 03:48
Feb 16, 2017, 03:48
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 01:42:
The World Is Slowly Running Out Of Sand.

Thanks to global warming.

I'm not saying it's aliens... but it's aliens. Alien
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Re: On Sale
Feb 16, 2017, 03:46
Kxmode
 
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Re: On Sale Feb 16, 2017, 03:46
Feb 16, 2017, 03:46
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 01:33:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 15:20:
Movies are released on video so fast. I saw an ad for Dr. Strange coming February 28. 3-4 months ago it was released in theaters (October 20, 2016). 3-4 months is about the same time for Star Wars TFA (In theaters December 17, 2015, released on DVD April 1, 2016) I wonder if this is an industry practice or something exclusive to Disney considering they own so many large IPs (LucasFilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.)

DVD/BRD release has been 3-4 months after theatrical release for a couple of decades now.

I just got the memo.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 16, 2017, 01:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 01:42
Feb 16, 2017, 01:42
 
The World Is Slowly Running Out Of Sand.

Thanks to global warming.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 16, 2017, 01:35
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 01:35
Feb 16, 2017, 01:35
 
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 17:26:
so fragile... so very fragile

Oh, please keep it up! I can't wait for you to be banned again!


Not really something we should be hoping for or getting excited about, IMHO.
"Even after you've had the COVID-19 vaccine, you still need to wash hands, watch distance and wear a mask because you can still transmit the virus even though you're not going to get sick." - NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 16, 2017, 01:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 01:33
Feb 16, 2017, 01:33
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 15:20:
Movies are released on video so fast. I saw an ad for Dr. Strange coming February 28. 3-4 months ago it was released in theaters (October 20, 2016). 3-4 months is about the same time for Star Wars TFA (In theaters December 17, 2015, released on DVD April 1, 2016) I wonder if this is an industry practice or something exclusive to Disney considering they own so many large IPs (LucasFilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.)

DVD/BRD release has been 3-4 months after theatrical release for a couple of decades now.
"Even after you've had the COVID-19 vaccine, you still need to wash hands, watch distance and wear a mask because you can still transmit the virus even though you're not going to get sick." - NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
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though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil
Feb 15, 2017, 23:02
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though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil Feb 15, 2017, 23:02
Feb 15, 2017, 23:02
 
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 15, 2017, 21:55
Beamer
 
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Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2017, 21:55
Feb 15, 2017, 21:55
 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:37:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:28:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 15:20:
Movies are released on video so fast. I saw an ad for Dr. Strange coming February 28. 3-4 months ago it was released in theaters (October 20, 2016). 3-4 months is about the same time for Star Wars TFA (In theaters December 17, 2015, released on DVD April 1, 2016) I wonder if this is an industry practice or something exclusive to Disney considering they own so many large IPs (LucasFilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.)

It's fairly standard industry practice these days, but is new as of the past few years. Probably a response to declining cinema sales and to piracy, i.e. movies have shorter theater runs and the longer they sit around unavailable, the more likely people will turn to piracy.

Perhaps, although I don't think studios are losing money from ticket sales. According to BOM all of the top ten worldwide films grossed over a billion and with the exception of two were released within the last 4 years.

1 Avatar (Fox) $2,7B - 2009
2 Titanic (Par.) $2,1B - 1997
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (BV) $2,0B - 2015
4 Jurassic World (Uni.) $1,6B - 2015
5 Marvel's The Avengers (BV) $1,5B - 2012
6 Furious 7 (Uni.) $1,5B - 2015
7 Avengers: Age of Ultron (BV) $1,4B - 2015
8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (WB) $1,3B - 2011
9 Frozen (BV) $1,2B - 2013
10 Iron Man 3 (BV) $1,2B - 2013

I think it's more about the ADD nature of entertainment. After a few weeks, most films cannot pull in an audience. An audience is always looking for the new. I guess Studios have to move to make sure DVD/rental/digital sales are high.

Wrong chart. Adjust for inflation and keep in mind that studios keep much, much more of the revenue in the US than outside of it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 15, 2017, 21:17
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Feb 15, 2017, 21:17
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 15, 2017, 20:48
Kxmode
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2017, 20:48
Feb 15, 2017, 20:48
 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 17:26:
so fragile... so very fragile

Oh, please keep it up! I can't wait for you to be banned again!


I like Agent-Zero. His comments are funny; at least most of the time.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 15, 2017, 19:02
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2017, 19:02
Feb 15, 2017, 19:02
 
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 17:26:
so fragile... so very fragile

Oh, please keep it up! I can't wait for you to be banned again!


Popcorn
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 15, 2017, 18:59
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Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2017, 18:59
Feb 15, 2017, 18:59
 
For some reason "A lot of junk. Like an extreme amount of junk."
reminds of me of
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099892/quotes
I know he can get the job, but can he do the job?' Which Waturi repeated a few times.
(found a YouTube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AYUB3tQs80 )
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 15, 2017, 18:37
Kxmode
 
22.
Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2017, 18:37
Feb 15, 2017, 18:37
 Kxmode
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:28:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 15:20:
Movies are released on video so fast. I saw an ad for Dr. Strange coming February 28. 3-4 months ago it was released in theaters (October 20, 2016). 3-4 months is about the same time for Star Wars TFA (In theaters December 17, 2015, released on DVD April 1, 2016) I wonder if this is an industry practice or something exclusive to Disney considering they own so many large IPs (LucasFilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.)

It's fairly standard industry practice these days, but is new as of the past few years. Probably a response to declining cinema sales and to piracy, i.e. movies have shorter theater runs and the longer they sit around unavailable, the more likely people will turn to piracy.

Perhaps, although I don't think studios are losing money from ticket sales. According to BOM all of the top ten worldwide films grossed over a billion and with the exception of two were released within the last 4 years.

1 Avatar (Fox) $2,7B - 2009
2 Titanic (Par.) $2,1B - 1997
3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (BV) $2,0B - 2015
4 Jurassic World (Uni.) $1,6B - 2015
5 Marvel's The Avengers (BV) $1,5B - 2012
6 Furious 7 (Uni.) $1,5B - 2015
7 Avengers: Age of Ultron (BV) $1,4B - 2015
8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (WB) $1,3B - 2011
9 Frozen (BV) $1,2B - 2013
10 Iron Man 3 (BV) $1,2B - 2013

I think it's more about the ADD nature of entertainment. After a few weeks, most films cannot pull in an audience. An audience is always looking for the new. I guess Studios have to move to make sure DVD/rental/digital sales are high.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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