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(Fox News)   Stephen King bans Donald Trump from seeing "It" or "Mr. Mercedes", encourages him to enjoy "The Dark Tower"   ( insider.foxnews.com) divider line
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2017-08-28 06:35:07 PM  
Even Pennywise would take a look at Trump and say "Dude, stop scaring the kids."
 
2017-08-28 07:11:08 PM  
Watch Langoleers.
 
2017-08-28 07:28:18 PM  
There's a version of "It' without Tim Curry?

Everyone should be banned.
 
2017-08-28 07:54:46 PM  
Ban? How exactly is he going to do that? The studio owns the movie and as far as I know if the White House asks for a print of a movie they send one over gratis. The same for the military. There was no cost, no ticket prices but we had to make our own popcorn.

Long before pirating movies was a thing we were watching first run movies on the mess deck, sometimes even before they were officially released in theaters on shore.
 
2017-08-28 07:56:36 PM  
He can ask, but he can't ban.
 
2017-08-28 07:57:06 PM  

whidbey: There's a version of "It' without Tim Curry?

Everyone should be banned.


That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.
 
2017-08-28 09:29:28 PM  

Confabulat: That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.


The first half is good.

The second half is very much not.
 
2017-08-28 10:51:40 PM  
I loved the book. Think I might read it again sometime.
 
2017-08-28 10:53:21 PM  

Kubo: Confabulat: That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

The first half is good.

The second half is very much not.


This is true of a lot of King's books. It's always struck me how such a talented writer can struggle with endings.
 
2017-08-28 11:00:23 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Kubo: Confabulat: That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

The first half is good.

The second half is very much not.

This is true of a lot of King's books. It's always struck me how such a talented writer can struggle with endings.


Having followed Stephen King for 30+ years I can tell you this.

He's always been about the journey, not the destination.

Opening any of his books with that expectation you will not be disappointed.

And occasionally very pleasantly surprised.
 
2017-08-28 11:01:11 PM  

dittybopper: He can ask, but he can't ban.


It's a joke. Unlike Trump, King is smart enough to know he can't ban the POTUS from seeing or reading (ya right) his works. It's a declaration of his disrespect. Much like Trump's signing statements.
 
2017-08-28 11:05:43 PM  
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2017-08-28 11:06:57 PM  
I still think that this is the best movie that King has directed:

cdn1-www.comingsoon.net
 
2017-08-28 11:08:32 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Kubo: Confabulat: That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

The first half is good.

The second half is very much not.

This is true of a lot of King's books. It's always struck me how such a talented writer can struggle with endings.


For his novels yes.  The short stories work far better.
 
2017-08-28 11:08:59 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I still think that this is the best movie that King has directed:

[cdn1-www.comingsoon.net image 850x483]


I see what you did there...
 
2017-08-28 11:09:04 PM  

HedlessChickn: BlazeTrailer: Kubo: Confabulat: That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

The first half is good.

The second half is very much not.

This is true of a lot of King's books. It's always struck me how such a talented writer can struggle with endings.

Having followed Stephen King for 30+ years I can tell you this.

He's always been about the journey, not the destination.

Opening any of his books with that expectation you will not be disappointed.

And occasionally very pleasantly surprised.


There's an idea where you form the end, and you tell a story leading to it. King rarely does this in novels. That's why his books can generally be used as weapons to beat bears 🐻 to death. But his short stories seem much tighter.
 
2017-08-28 11:10:06 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I still think that this is the best movie that King has directed:

[cdn1-www.comingsoon.net image 850x483]


And the only.

He's never directed anything else and this happened during his cocaine days.
 
2017-08-28 11:12:31 PM  
Stephen King is just jealous of what a huge stud Trump is.
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/vurp      I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
 
2017-08-28 11:14:11 PM  

Confabulat: whidbey: There's a version of "It' without Tim Curry?

Everyone should be banned.

That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.


Is the new movie going to have the pact sealed with a gangbang?
 
2017-08-28 11:14:58 PM  
Or the Dead Zone.
 
2017-08-28 11:15:32 PM  
I hope Mr. King will remember, a racist man don't need him around anyhow.
 
2017-08-28 11:24:22 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I still think that this is the best movie that King has directed:

[cdn1-www.comingsoon.net image 850x483]


Steven King is an Asshole
Youtube gj4ArncwMNE
 
2017-08-28 11:25:56 PM  

wildcardjack: HedlessChickn: BlazeTrailer: Kubo: Confabulat: That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

The first half is good.

The second half is very much not.

This is true of a lot of King's books. It's always struck me how such a talented writer can struggle with endings.

Having followed Stephen King for 30+ years I can tell you this.

He's always been about the journey, not the destination.

Opening any of his books with that expectation you will not be disappointed.

And occasionally very pleasantly surprised.

There's an idea where you form the end, and you tell a story leading to it. King rarely does this in novels. That's why his books can generally be used as weapons to beat bears 🐻 to death. But his short stories seem much tighter.


Totally this. Novelist John Irving starts with the end in mind and works back. I wish King did more of this, his early, college days novella, The Long Walk, is a fave and I think, one of his best. He does have an issue with endings.

CSB
Met him once; he and Tabitha shopped in my antique store back during Clinton's impeachment. We talked politics outside while Tabitha bought vintage jewelry from my wife. Very cool and unassuming, I didn't let on who he was and we had a nice chat. Liberals, all of us of course. Fun times.
 
2017-08-28 11:26:23 PM  
One is a hopeless cokehead spinning tales of horror that makes the entire world cringe with fear.

The other is the guy that wrote "The Stand" and other fanciful tales of cheer and delight (compared to our current reality).
 
2017-08-28 11:28:06 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Ban? How exactly is he going to do that? The studio owns the movie and as far as I know if the White House asks for a print of a movie they send one over gratis. The same for the military. There was no cost, no ticket prices but we had to make our own popcorn.

Long before pirating movies was a thing we were watching first run movies on the mess deck, sometimes even before they were officially released in theaters on shore.


Maybe he's got a contract rider?
 
2017-08-28 11:29:49 PM  
Think about it this way: What better way to make this president do something than say he can't do it?

One morning soon we will all awaken to a series of tweet involving the deporting of clowns. He'll begin to steer all conversations with his advisors towards dealing with clowns. He'll demand them to manufacture an executive order involving clowns. RNC staffers by the dozens will be redirected by the dozens to dig up all anti-clown news possible to send to the White House to validate the president. Failing that, he'll refuse to sign anything that reaches his desk from congress unless it does something about the clowns. At a rally he'll begin shrieking and demand his supporters beat a man in the crowd to death simply because for a moment the man's hair and complexion made him look like a clown. I'd like to think at that point the Republicans in congress would do something about him- but we all know that is never going happen.

/Bonus fun: replace all clown references in the previous paragraph with 'Latinos' or 'Jews' or 'Muslims'
 
2017-08-28 11:46:10 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Kubo: Confabulat: That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

The first half is good.

The second half is very much not.

This is true of a lot of King's books. It's always struck me how such a talented writer can struggle with endings.


I always thought that the first third of his novels were really good in the setup for the ending, the middle was just filler to up the word and page count that really didn't add a whole lot to the story (just to satisfy the publishers) and the last quarter was really good again. His best works were his short stories. No room for the filler, just pure Stephen King at his best letting your mind and imagination fill in the blanks.
 
2017-08-29 01:42:38 AM  
I always had this crazy idea that it would be cool to see what other writers could do with the setting from The Stand. I feel there were a lot more stories there..could be done like World War Z has a website that fans submit fiction to, or the book series that started with 1632 and then really branched out. Something along those lines.
 
2017-08-29 01:49:26 AM  

Kirablue42: I always had this crazy idea that it would be cool to see what other writers could do with the setting from The Stand. I feel there were a lot more stories there..could be done like World War Z has a website that fans submit fiction to, or the book series that started with 1632 and then really branched out. Something along those lines.


The Stand is just a story from one of the levels of the Dark Tower.
 
2017-08-29 01:49:58 AM  
in related news, droves of Summer moviegoers have already banned themselves from seeing The Dark Tower.
 
2017-08-29 02:20:16 AM  

HedlessChickn: Kirablue42: I always had this crazy idea that it would be cool to see what other writers could do with the setting from The Stand. I feel there were a lot more stories there..could be done like World War Z has a website that fans submit fiction to, or the book series that started with 1632 and then really branched out. Something along those lines.

The Stand is just a story from one of the levels of the Dark Tower.


Do they have Boing Boing Burgers?
 
2017-08-29 03:11:21 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Ban? How exactly is he going to do that?


By having more likes on twitter. Instant Trump repellent.
 
2017-08-29 03:34:13 AM  
img.fark.net

*The man in orange fled across the tundra and the gunslinger followed*
 
2017-08-29 06:50:08 AM  

Fart_Machine: Confabulat: whidbey: There's a version of "It' without Tim Curry?

Everyone should be banned.

That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

Is the new movie going to have the pact sealed with a gangbang?


When I was 12 and read that I got a little weirded out.  Now I'm 39 remembering that and very, very weirded out..... but if they do, make it during the 'adult phase' of the movie fer cryin' out loud.
 
2017-08-29 07:46:06 AM  

lordluzr: Fart_Machine: Confabulat: whidbey: There's a version of "It' without Tim Curry?

Everyone should be banned.

That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

Is the new movie going to have the pact sealed with a gangbang?

When I was 12 and read that I got a little weirded out.  Now I'm 39 remembering that and very, very weirded out..... but if they do, make it during the 'adult phase' of the movie fer cryin' out loud.


The director of the new movie has already said, nah, not gonna happen, it's dumb and the legal issues to film that scene would never happen anyway.
 
2017-08-29 08:05:24 AM  

HedlessChickn: DarkSoulNoHope: I still think that this is the best movie that King has directed:

[cdn1-www.comingsoon.net image 850x483]

And the only.

He's never directed anything else and this happened during his cocaine days.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2017-08-29 11:23:58 AM  

lordluzr: Fart_Machine: Confabulat: whidbey: There's a version of "It' without Tim Curry?

Everyone should be banned.

That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

Is the new movie going to have the pact sealed with a gangbang?

When I was 12 and read that I got a little weirded out.  Now I'm 39 remembering that and very, very weirded out..... but if they do, make it during the 'adult phase' of the movie fer cryin' out loud.


That really shouldn't have been in the story, period. It's farking sick.
 
2017-08-29 11:28:56 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: HedlessChickn: DarkSoulNoHope: I still think that this is the best movie that King has directed:

[cdn1-www.comingsoon.net image 850x483]

And the only.

He's never directed anything else and this happened during his cocaine days.

[i0.kym-cdn.com image 600x450]


Yes, I know.
 
2017-08-29 11:29:08 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: [img.fark.net image 276x183]

*The man in orange fled across the tundra and the gunslinger followed*


Thankee-sai.
 
2017-08-29 01:27:32 PM  

70Ford: Stephen King is just jealous of what a huge stud Trump is.
[i.imgflip.com image 500x500]

/vurp      I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.


That can't be real. Please tell me it's 'shopped.
 
2017-08-29 03:30:56 PM  

whidbey: lordluzr: Fart_Machine: Confabulat: whidbey: There's a version of "It' without Tim Curry?

Everyone should be banned.

That 90s miniseries is complete made-for-ABC-primetime crap. Tim Curry is the only redeeming part of that mess. My girlfriend recently read the book for the first time and I told her to just wait for the new movie, cause there's certainly not been a good adaptation made yet you can watch.

Is the new movie going to have the pact sealed with a gangbang?

When I was 12 and read that I got a little weirded out.  Now I'm 39 remembering that and very, very weirded out..... but if they do, make it during the 'adult phase' of the movie fer cryin' out loud.

That really shouldn't have been in the story, period. It's farking sick.


Yep.... you have to remember, he was very, very drunk almost all the time when he wrote that.  Almost makes.... no... no that part of the story needs removing.
 
2017-08-29 05:37:57 PM  
Fu Subs the dark tower was awesome.
 
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