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HBO beheads President Bush...Obama and Secret Service are mum...film at 11


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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 4:26:06 AM PDT
Ice King says:
I was watching the episode with that scene and the head is shown so briefly and it has a hairstyle no one would ever associate with Bush. The only reason we even know it looks like him is because of the commentary on the DVD. And that's been out for almost two months now.
So basically, when the episode aired originally no one noticed it because it's nothing. When the DVD came out and the commentary mentioned it, no one cared because it's nothing.
But when certain mindless wingnuts heard about it suddenly it's a hate crime against Bush.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 4:22:02 AM PDT
Ice King says:
Most of what you post is BS.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 4:21:38 AM PDT
Ice King says:
Because it's a non issue. It was in no way a threat to Bush. Even the wingnut radio hosts have dropped it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 4:20:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2012 4:27:23 AM PDT
Ice King says:
Although this coming season is Breaking Bad's last, they're splitting it in two. And from what I hear there could be about as much time as in between normal seasons so technically there are two seasons left. I can accept when they split a season with a few months in between but when they have almost a year gap, that's not splitting. It's two short seasons.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 10:47:12 PM PDT
M. Emrich says:
Rover if this is such a big threat, how come it took over a year for any of the millions of people that watched the show to even notice it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 3:34:45 PM PDT
Rover says:
BS

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 3:33:04 PM PDT
Rover says:
They are taking no action.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 8:57:08 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
I think, eventually, all visual content will be screened individually to personal devices. This will open everything up for a lot more, smaller content. You won't have to have a huge ratings show that everyone tunes into, you will just have to get 25,000-50,000 people who are willing to pay 1.99 a week for it.
We always hear a lot of angsty stories about how dowloading as ruined music, but I come at it from the indie side of things. And increasing number of artists like Shelby Lynne and Ryan Adams are able to start their own labels because the overhead for digal music is low. Plus, the internet gives them a wide range of places to promote their music without the expense of radio. (I am actually kind of waiting for Adams to start his own downloading site where he pretty much just lives in a room and releases a new song everyt two hours).
This will also free up, for TV creators, a new source of start up money--crowd funding. Music and movies have already found this format where you can go to a site like Kickstarter and get money random people to donate money to create their project.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 7:38:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 17, 2012 2:20:42 PM PDT
M. Emrich says:
I don't think it will, I pretty much know it will having once worked for Comcast. Pretty soon virtually everything you watch will be in the cloud and your individual choices will almost certainly be how you are charged monthly. Right now my TV viewing is almost 100% ON DEMAND or DVR anyhow. Just an occasional Sporting Event and 2 or 3 hours of News a week is live.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 7:33:07 AM PDT
M. Emrich says:
I went to a private High School, but had I gone to the local High School Katy Sagal would have been in my graduating class. (And Christie Brinkley as well!) BTW got to throw in the Breaking Bad plug. By far my favorite show on TV now and probably my second favorite show of all time next to "The Wire". Bummed it is the last season coming up. Only seen one episode of Sons of Anarchy and have had trouble getting in to Game of Thrones .

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 12:53:22 PM PDT
You know it's a show, right?

technically, since they disgused it, t's not a threat.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 11:59:50 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
Its going to be interesting to see if direct streaming can change TV the way that MP3s changed music.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 11:54:41 AM PDT
Ice King says:
I thought of this nonsense while reading this article:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19869_the-5-creepiest-ways-to-immortalize-yourself.html

One of the items is about a company that makes replica heads to hold human ashes. They showed an Obama head and all I could think of was how offended I was that someone would imply his head should be hollowed out and stuffed with human remains. This is an outrage! An outrage I say!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 11:21:02 AM PDT
Ohhh okay :-/

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 11:05:56 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
It didn't get renewed on ABC, but Amazon might pick it up for its streaming service.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 10:58:14 AM PDT
They are on my list!

And oh! Pan Am! I lost track of that a few months ago -- did it get renewed? I want to catch up.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 10:55:52 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
I have also meant to get around to watching Deadwood and Justified.

I barely got around to watching Mad Men this year. I still can't really get into it, because so much of the story seems to be told off stage (violating the strict show-don't-tell policy I was always taught). And at the risk of sounding like uncouth, Pan Am was just better. Peggie goes to North Carolina and all she can do is glance out a window and clutch her pearls at dogs humping. The Stewardesses managed to survive singing the German national anthem in Berlin (political protest by Collette), rescuing a double agent, getting arrested in Cuba and an emergency landing in a revolution torn Hati--complete with the rescue of a young female refugee. Oh, and a CIA double cross and shoot out. The awesome force of Collette would send the whole Sterling, Price and Draper bunch running for home and make the bohemian rebellion of Megan seem like the over privledged ennui it is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 9:01:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012 9:03:01 AM PDT
Oh really? Now I'm even MORE excited! There are several artists that I'm a little bit in love with, and she's one of them. Add music to the list? *Runs off to break news to boyfriend*

Oo, would you mind sharing your list when you think of it? Maybe start an OT thread! One reason I love Politics forum is that people are really passionate, and often have great taste in art of all forms! Already I'm stoked to check out Suits and even more than before, Sons of Anarchy. When we all talk about this stuff and Stephen King, etc, etc, it's so much fun!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:58:08 AM PDT
Kickpuncher, I tend to agree with you on a lot regarding: dumb things and viewing most "offenses" with a grain of salt, and while I don't think it's something to get offended over per se, I have to say that I really don't like the idea of ANY president's head on a spike. Maybe it's due to one unwitting night at Levittown Loew's airing of "Hostel II," who can say. But this is one that I think is kind of worthy to discuss. If it were Obama's head, I'd be very upset.

*Resists urge to discuss "Land of Confusion" issues re: Reagan.**

**FOR NOW!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:56:29 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
Actually, she is married to Kurt Sutter, the show creator/writer, who also plays a biker.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:55:01 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
Sons also features a lot of music from Katy.

I have a few shows I want to see, but the only one I can think of off the top of my head it Grimm.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:52:33 AM PDT
JKW Retired says:
"You're aware that they didn't use Bush's actual head, right?"

It wasn't? OK, then...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:52:04 AM PDT
I have read in here that conservatives never call for boycotts. A boycott is a cowardly attempt to force others to restict their actions based on your preferences and is only used by liberals.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:51:20 AM PDT
ET says:
Really? I thought they had actually chopped his head off!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:51:11 AM PDT
What a non story, probably in bad taste but a non story non the less. If they wanted to make a statement they should add Mitsie and Řbama..
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