Out of the Blue

We're bracing for a nor'easter in these parts that the forecasters are predicting will be pretty nasty. This may stretch 1000 miles, all the way from the Carolinas to New England. Some areas are expected to get as much as a couple of feet of snow, and it's possible New York City will get more snow in one day than it received all last winter. High winds are expected in this area, so the power company is warning that this may result in some electrical lines going down, so there's the possibility we'll end up blacked out along the way. But while weather forecasting has become far more accurate over the years, there are still a lot of variables involved, so we'll just have to wait and see how things work out when it hits this afternoon. Hopefully it will all work out well, but I'll try and post a warning if we do end up losing power. If you are in the path, please stay safe.

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jdreyer wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 15:44:
Speaking of Whedon, man this is a bummer.
Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the film, tweeted that the director’s behavior on set was “gross, abusive, unprofessional, .......
Fisher also voiced his support for Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole, who previously accused the director of toxic behavior. Cole’s 2017 article for The Wrap detailed Whedon’s cruel tactics and constant infidelity during their eleven-year marriage.
There is also buzz that Fisher was a bit of a diva when Whedon started shifting the movie spotlight away from his character....and that's what generated so much of the animosity. I don't know which is which.... But this kind of whining isn't coming from the myirad of other **established actors** that he's worked with in the past. That said...there are plenty of rumors about his philandering and quite a few nods that at least one of those was underage.....so a saint he ain't.
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Orogogus wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 15:40:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 15:36:
Making a "family friendly" Firefly completely misses the entire point of that universe.

I dunno. Supposedly Fox made Whedon tone things down for the TV show, and I liked that fine. When the movie came out I thought it was pointlessly edgy and less fun to watch, by comparison. Just bad, whether considered as its own thing or as an extension of the show.

You can be PG-13 and still have some edge. The Marvel movies are evidence of that, I don't need them to be Dead Pool. But going PG is just too far in the opposite direction. No more Inara. No more mentally tortured River Tam. No more edge-of-the-law Mal shooting guys in the head or into Serenity's engine. No more Jayne "I'll be in my bunk." Firefly is the frontier, and things are messy out there. Star Trek can work at PG because it's about moral, ethical, and intellectual considerations in a utopian future. Firefly much less so.
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Speaking of Whedon, man this is a bummer.
Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the film, tweeted that the director’s behavior on set was “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” He cited Whedon’s ongoing mistreatment of the cast and crew and blamed producer Geoff Johns for not putting a stop to it.
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Fisher also voiced his support for Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole, who previously accused the director of toxic behavior. Cole’s 2017 article for The Wrap detailed Whedon’s cruel tactics and constant infidelity during their eleven-year marriage.

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jdreyer wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 15:36:
Making a "family friendly" Firefly completely misses the entire point of that universe.

I dunno. Supposedly Fox made Whedon tone things down for the TV show, and I liked that fine. When the movie came out I thought it was pointlessly edgy and less fun to watch, by comparison. Just bad, whether considered as its own thing or as an extension of the show.
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Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 12:33:
Exclusive: Firefly Reboot Coming To Disney+. Hmmm, not sure this sounds too shiny. Thanks Sigwolf.

No, it doesn't. It sounds pretty Tā mā de làn.


Joss Whedon is what made Firefly great. He envisioned the world, wrote the scripts, and assembled that fantastic cast. You'd need to find someone equally as visionary to make it work. Also, this is a non-starter:

There is a twist here and the twist is that they see the show as ideal family-friendly programming for Disney+. My source tells me they’re planning to target it more at a PG-adventure, family audience and less at the sort of PG-13 dynamic the original Joss Whedon show went for.

Making a "family friendly" Firefly completely misses the entire point of that universe.
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Paycheck To Paycheck: Why Even Americans Who Earn $100,000 Struggle With Bills.

While people with the lowest incomes face the biggest challenges, even some households making above $200,000 are straining to pay basic expenses.

I'd like to have that problem.
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How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis

If the permafrost melts, the planet will be so warm that the only habitable place will be the arctic circle.

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Bumpy wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 13:08:
I had to look up who MacKenzie Scott was -> Bezos' ex-wife.

That's a lot of money given away. Major props to her. She done good, lots of good.
That brings her total total donations this year to $6bn.That's pretty awesome and she has only just begun.
Her personal net worth was more than $60bn making her the 18th richest person in the world.
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Bumpy wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 13:08:
I had to look up who MacKenzie Scott was -> Bezos' ex-wife.

That's a lot of money given away. Major props to her. She done good, lots of good.
When you get $38b in a divorce settlement giving away $4.2b is nice -- but hardly a sacrifice. She deserves credit for the donation, but let's not saint her yet...
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I had to look up who MacKenzie Scott was -> Bezos' ex-wife.

That's a lot of money given away. Major props to her. She done good, lots of good.
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Exclusive: Firefly Reboot Coming To Disney+. Hmmm, not sure this sounds too shiny. Thanks Sigwolf.

No, it doesn't. It sounds pretty Tā mā de làn.

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