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2017-09-29 09:56:08 AM  
Didn't Archer: Vice basically cover this?
 
2017-09-29 10:05:46 AM  
"Thanks to the testimony f Merlin, for which he received immunity, convicted drug smugglers Hollywood and Wolfman were each given 5 years.  Ringleader, Viper and his top enforcer, Jester will each spend 10 years behind bars.  Sundown, of course, was shot and killed during his arrest."
 
2017-09-29 10:09:57 AM  
I thought they were already guilty of possessing and transporting illegal quantities of testosterone?

/They were hiding it in shipments of volleyballs
 
2017-09-29 10:40:03 AM  

ToastmasterGeneral: "Thanks to the testimony f Merlin, for which he received immunity, convicted drug smugglers Hollywood and Wolfman were each given 5 years.  Ringleader, Viper and his top enforcer, Jester will each spend 10 years behind bars.  Sundown, of course, was shot and killed during his arrest."


Is Code Red some made up strain of heroin?  That certainly explains why the general ordered it.
 
2017-09-29 10:41:18 AM  
Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal
 
2017-09-29 10:44:29 AM  

dittybopper: Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal


Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked drugs to inner cities.
 
2017-09-29 11:14:48 AM  

dittybopper: Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal


Hollywood embellishing a story?  The hell you say!
 
2017-09-29 11:28:39 AM  

dittybopper: Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueSto​r​y

Link will destroy any productivity, but what the hey, it's Friday.
 
2017-09-29 11:30:29 AM  
The need for "speed" takes on a whole new meaning.
 
2017-09-29 11:31:31 AM  

gopher321: dittybopper: Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal

Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked AIDSdrugs to inner cities.

 
2017-09-29 11:44:47 AM  

LewDux: gopher321: dittybopper: Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal

Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked government cheese AIDS drugs to inner cities.

 
2017-09-29 11:48:35 AM  
Looks kind of fun, and considering how much of a mess Tom Cruise made of his career, that's saying a lot.
 
2017-09-29 12:19:11 PM  

gopher321: dittybopper: Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal

Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked drugs to inner cities.


You mean this CIA?
https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2016-feat​u​red-story-archive/bush-as-director-of-central-intelligence.html
 
2017-09-29 12:20:10 PM  
Black Sabbath ~ War Pigs
Youtube LQUXuQ6Zd9w
 
2017-09-29 12:56:00 PM  
Steppenwolf - The Pusher
Youtube 3XqyGoE2Q4Y

Not just a credo, it is a business plan.
 
2017-09-29 01:02:58 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they were already guilty of possessing and transporting illegal quantities of testosterone extascy and amyl nitrate poppers?

 
2017-09-29 01:10:55 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Wasn't this the same idea?
 
2017-09-29 01:24:37 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-29 01:52:26 PM  

exparrot: [upload.wikimedia.org image 295x441]

Wasn't this the same idea?


I had the same thought, but that was Southeast Asia.

/that's a totally differentCIA drug and weapons running operation
 
2017-09-29 02:33:14 PM  
I enjoy watching Cruise more in comedy roles with action, instead of only action roles. One of the movies I really liked him in was The Color of Money. And unfortunately, that film is mostly forgotten, despite the big name cast, director and decent story.
 
2017-09-29 03:04:04 PM  
Would it be called "Faster than the Speed of Love"?
 
2017-09-29 03:40:03 PM  

gopher321: Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked drugs to inner cities, then forcibly strapped down minorties and injected them with the drugs to get them addicted. Then formed the gangs that sold the drugs to those addicts.


FIFY
 
2017-09-29 04:18:02 PM  

dittybopper: Sure, as long as you write fiction.

Barry Seal was never in the employ of the CIA.  Ever.  He worked for Pablo Escobar, and then the DEA while still smuggling for the Medellin Cartel.  The only CIA involvement was the installation of cameras on his aircraft while he was working for the DEA.  It appears to have been either a "piggy-back" operation, or merely technical support, or most likely a combination of both.

That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Seal


What?! No spoiler warning!
 
2017-09-29 06:17:26 PM  
I'd see a Tom Cruise movie if Melissa Benoist was nude in it for at least half the run time.

Otherwise, not a farking chance.
 
2017-09-29 09:48:35 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they were already guilty of possessing and transporting illegal quantities of testosterone?

/They were hiding it in shipments of volleyballs


c2.thejournal.ie
 
2017-09-29 09:51:08 PM  

firemanbuck: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought they were already guilty of possessing and transporting illegal quantities of testosterone extascy and amyl nitrate poppers?


media.giphy.com
 
2017-09-29 11:41:01 PM  

Mikey1969: Looks kind of fun, and considering how much of a mess Tom Cruise made of his career, that's saying a lot.


You serious?   Sure the guy is a huge tool but look at his IMDB page, its pretty much solid hits from 1981 to present.   Unlike most actors, even great ones, where there are large swaths of crap, stuck in a franchise rut into its descent into direct to video,  voice acting bits and the like Cruise doesn't have a gap of more than 1-2 years of no work or stretches of multiple clunkers in a row.

Can't believe I'm defending the guy cause he is weird as fark, but his career is pretty hard to disparage.   Hard to find many others with such a hit/miss ratio.
 
2017-09-30 02:33:48 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: Looks kind of fun, and considering how much of a mess Tom Cruise made of his career, that's saying a lot.

You serious?   Sure the guy is a huge tool but look at his IMDB page, its pretty much solid hits from 1981 to present.   Unlike most actors, even great ones, where there are large swaths of crap, stuck in a franchise rut into its descent into direct to video,  voice acting bits and the like Cruise doesn't have a gap of more than 1-2 years of no work or stretches of multiple clunkers in a row.

Can't believe I'm defending the guy cause he is weird as fark, but his career is pretty hard to disparage.   Hard to find many others with such a hit/miss ratio.


Nope, he had about a 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing. He became the last person a lot of people wanted to see in a movie, and his shiat got predictable and boring on top of that. Sure, he had hits, but that doesn't mean that HE was a hit. You're gonna have a certain percentage that get suckered in to the right kind of movies, and he kinda floated on that for awhile.
 
2017-09-30 05:09:33 AM  

houstondragon: The need for "speed" takes on a whole new meaning.


www.furiouscinema.com

What, no love for Mother and Juggs?
 
2017-09-30 05:23:20 AM  

skinink: I enjoy watching Cruise more in comedy roles with action, instead of only action roles. One of the movies I really liked him in was The Color of Money. And unfortunately, that film is mostly forgotten, despite the big name cast, director and decent story.


I'm one of the few people who liked "Knight and Day," and I'm not ashamed to admit anonymously. ;-)
 
2017-09-30 08:54:13 AM  

Mikey1969: Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: Looks kind of fun, and considering how much of a mess Tom Cruise made of his career, that's saying a lot.

You serious?   Sure the guy is a huge tool but look at his IMDB page, its pretty much solid hits from 1981 to present.   Unlike most actors, even great ones, where there are large swaths of crap, stuck in a franchise rut into its descent into direct to video,  voice acting bits and the like Cruise doesn't have a gap of more than 1-2 years of no work or stretches of multiple clunkers in a row.

Can't believe I'm defending the guy cause he is weird as fark, but his career is pretty hard to disparage.   Hard to find many others with such a hit/miss ratio.

Nope, he had about a 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing. He became the last person a lot of people wanted to see in a movie, and his shiat got predictable and boring on top of that. Sure, he had hits, but that doesn't mean that HE was a hit. You're gonna have a certain percentage that get suckered in to the right kind of movies, and he kinda floated on that for awhile.


Did you strain something moving those goalposts and splitting those hairs?

peterthx: gopher321: Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked drugs to inner cities, then forcibly strapped down minorties and injected them with the drugs to get them addicted. Then formed the gangs that sold the drugs to those addicts.

FIFY


The CIA has to have the worst track record of any government organization in history.  The willful stupidity it takes to believe there was actually some grand conspiracy to devastate minorities in the inner cities because the government wanted to spend trillions to rehabilitate them, or wanted to encourage gentrification (while also encouraging white flight), whatever, that stupidity is bad enough, but to believe the CIA could even pull it off is ridiculous.
 
2017-09-30 10:11:29 AM  

FLMountainMan: Mikey1969: Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: Looks kind of fun, and considering how much of a mess Tom Cruise made of his career, that's saying a lot.

You serious?   Sure the guy is a huge tool but look at his IMDB page, its pretty much solid hits from 1981 to present.   Unlike most actors, even great ones, where there are large swaths of crap, stuck in a franchise rut into its descent into direct to video,  voice acting bits and the like Cruise doesn't have a gap of more than 1-2 years of no work or stretches of multiple clunkers in a row.

Can't believe I'm defending the guy cause he is weird as fark, but his career is pretty hard to disparage.   Hard to find many others with such a hit/miss ratio.

Nope, he had about a 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing. He became the last person a lot of people wanted to see in a movie, and his shiat got predictable and boring on top of that. Sure, he had hits, but that doesn't mean that HE was a hit. You're gonna have a certain percentage that get suckered in to the right kind of movies, and he kinda floated on that for awhile.

Did you strain something moving those goalposts and splitting those hairs?

peterthx: gopher321: Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked drugs to inner cities, then forcibly strapped down minorties and injected them with the drugs to get them addicted. Then formed the gangs that sold the drugs to those addicts.

FIFY

The CIA has to have the worst track record of any government organization in history.  The willful stupidity it takes to believe there was actually some grand conspiracy to devastate minorities in the inner cities because the government wanted to spend trillions to rehabilitate them, or wanted to encourage gentrification (while also encouraging white flight), whatever, that stupidity is bad enough, but to believe the CIA could even pull it off is ridiculous.


You come up with that all on your own?

People were goddamn sick and tired of hearing the name "Tom Cruise", and it was 100% his fault. I said it in more words, but it's exactly what I meant in my reply, and it's what I was talking about in my Boobies. Quit using phrases you don't understand, it's like using the word "assume",  except that I'm not one of the people who looks like an ass, just you.
 
2017-09-30 10:35:45 AM  

FLMountainMan: Mikey1969: Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: Looks kind of fun, and considering how much of a mess Tom Cruise made of his career, that's saying a lot.

You serious?   Sure the guy is a huge tool but look at his IMDB page, its pretty much solid hits from 1981 to present.   Unlike most actors, even great ones, where there are large swaths of crap, stuck in a franchise rut into its descent into direct to video,  voice acting bits and the like Cruise doesn't have a gap of more than 1-2 years of no work or stretches of multiple clunkers in a row.

Can't believe I'm defending the guy cause he is weird as fark, but his career is pretty hard to disparage.   Hard to find many others with such a hit/miss ratio.

Nope, he had about a 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing. He became the last person a lot of people wanted to see in a movie, and his shiat got predictable and boring on top of that. Sure, he had hits, but that doesn't mean that HE was a hit. You're gonna have a certain percentage that get suckered in to the right kind of movies, and he kinda floated on that for awhile.

Did you strain something moving those goalposts and splitting those hairs?

peterthx: gopher321: Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked drugs to inner cities, then forcibly strapped down minorties and injected them with the drugs to get them addicted. Then formed the gangs that sold the drugs to those addicts.

FIFY

The CIA has to have the worst track record of any government organization in history.  The willful stupidity it takes to believe there was actually some grand conspiracy to devastate minorities in the inner cities because the government wanted to spend trillions to rehabilitate them, or wanted to encourage gentrification (while also encouraging white flight), whatever, that stupidity is bad enough, but to believe the CIA could even pull it off is ridiculous.


That conclusion is one of their crowning successes.
 
2017-09-30 10:38:17 AM  

HighOnCraic: houstondragon: The need for "speed" takes on a whole new meaning.

[www.furiouscinema.com image 320x240]

What, no love for Mother and Juggs?


Bless me Father, for I have sinned, I have abused myself 90 times in the past month,,,
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2017-09-30 11:29:37 AM  
American Made was awesome.

I recommend it.
 
2017-09-30 11:55:14 AM  

Mikey1969: 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing.


Yeah, and in spite of that there wasn't a string of duds.  He did that Oprah shiat in 2005 and followed it up with War of the Worlds, MI:3, Valkyrie, MI:Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow over the next 10 years.   The only duds being Lions for Lambs and Knight and Day.   Even while he was keeping his head down after Oprah he had his tiny part in Tropic Thunder, which was the only good part of that movie.

Most actors would kill to have a shiatty run like that.   Hate on the weirdo all you want, his career has been one of the most solid in Hollywood.
 
2017-09-30 12:56:06 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing.

Yeah, and in spite of that there wasn't a string of duds.  He did that Oprah shiat in 2005 and followed it up with War of the Worlds, MI:3, Valkyrie, MI:Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow over the next 10 years.   The only duds being Lions for Lambs and Knight and Day.   Even while he was keeping his head down after Oprah he had his tiny part in Tropic Thunder, which was the only good part of that movie.

Most actors would kill to have a shiatty run like that.   Hate on the weirdo all you want, his career has been one of the most solid in Hollywood.


Almost like it was a business model.
 
2017-09-30 01:08:23 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing.

Yeah, and in spite of that there wasn't a string of duds.  He did that Oprah shiat in 2005 and followed it up with War of the Worlds, MI:3, Valkyrie, MI:Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow over the next 10 years.   The only duds being Lions for Lambs and Knight and Day.   Even while he was keeping his head down after Oprah he had his tiny part in Tropic Thunder, which was the only good part of that movie.

Most actors would kill to have a shiatty run like that.   Hate on the weirdo all you want, his career has been one of the most solid in Hollywood.


LOL, War of the Worlds? That movie was a steaming pile. Valkyrie was just OK. Edge of Tomorrow was the first time you really said "Wow, this is the guy I remember...".
 
2017-09-30 03:51:03 PM  

Mikey1969: War of the Worlds? That movie was a steaming pile.


Only if you wanted BOOM! CITY DESTROYED! EXPLOSIONS!
It was a different kind of invasion film. More in tune with a post 9/11 society.
 
2017-09-30 06:52:24 PM  

Mikey1969: LOL, War of the Worlds? That movie was a steaming pile. Valkyrie was just OK. Edge of Tomorrow was the first time you really said "Wow, this is the guy I remember...".


I'm fairly sure Hollywood doesn't judge the success of a movie based on your opinion of it.   Hate the guy all you want, his career has been solid.
 
2017-09-30 07:44:19 PM  

snocone: FLMountainMan: Mikey1969: Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: Looks kind of fun, and considering how much of a mess Tom Cruise made of his career, that's saying a lot.

You serious?   Sure the guy is a huge tool but look at his IMDB page, its pretty much solid hits from 1981 to present.   Unlike most actors, even great ones, where there are large swaths of crap, stuck in a franchise rut into its descent into direct to video,  voice acting bits and the like Cruise doesn't have a gap of more than 1-2 years of no work or stretches of multiple clunkers in a row.

Can't believe I'm defending the guy cause he is weird as fark, but his career is pretty hard to disparage.   Hard to find many others with such a hit/miss ratio.

Nope, he had about a 5 year spread where everybody was sick and tired of hearing about him and seeing him, right around the jumping in Oprah's couch thing. He became the last person a lot of people wanted to see in a movie, and his shiat got predictable and boring on top of that. Sure, he had hits, but that doesn't mean that HE was a hit. You're gonna have a certain percentage that get suckered in to the right kind of movies, and he kinda floated on that for awhile.

Did you strain something moving those goalposts and splitting those hairs?

peterthx: gopher321: Now tell us how the CIA never trafficked drugs to inner cities, then forcibly strapped down minorties and injected them with the drugs to get them addicted. Then formed the gangs that sold the drugs to those addicts.

FIFY

The CIA has to have the worst track record of any government organization in history.  The willful stupidity it takes to believe there was actually some grand conspiracy to devastate minorities in the inner cities because the government wanted to spend trillions to rehabilitate them, or wanted to encourage gentrification (while also encouraging white flight), whatever, that stupidity is bad enough, but to believe the CIA could even pull it off is ridiculous.

That conclusion is one ...


I marked that is funny, under the assumption that you were joking.  If you weren't, I suggest you read up on the agency.  It's well documented.
 
2017-09-30 08:17:16 PM  
Except in this one instead of having a shirtless volleyball game they wear cardigans while playing checkers and share a bag of Werther's originals.
 
2017-09-30 09:33:12 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: LOL, War of the Worlds? That movie was a steaming pile. Valkyrie was just OK. Edge of Tomorrow was the first time you really said "Wow, this is the guy I remember...".

I'm fairly sure Hollywood doesn't judge the success of a movie based on your opinion of it.   Hate the guy all you want, his career has been solid.


Well, you're either Tom Cruise, the president of his fan club, or a movie critic, because it was shiat. Only 42% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics really had a hard on for it, though. 74% of them went home and masturbated after watching it.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/war_of_the_worlds

Now, Edge of Tomorrow, That was solid. 90% fan rating, and 91% critic rating.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/live_die_repeat_edge_of_tomorrow

As I said, Valkyrie was OK. And it got 65% fans, 62% critic rating.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/valkyrie

Jack Reacher got about the same. It was once again just OK. I didn't want my 2 hours back, but I'm glad I didn't pay money for it.

He slumped, and he started putting out crap that his name alone couldn't save. Then he started putting out good shiat again.
 
2017-09-30 09:35:53 PM  

peterthx: Mikey1969: War of the Worlds? That movie was a steaming pile.

Only if you wanted BOOM! CITY DESTROYED! EXPLOSIONS!
It was a different kind of invasion film. More in tune with a post 9/11 society.


No, War of the Worlds was just an excuse to drag out a 15 minute Tom Cruise short over 2 hours. You don't walk away from that movie giving a shiat about anyone.
 
2017-09-30 09:56:21 PM  

Mikey1969: Vaginosilicosis: Mikey1969: LOL, War of the Worlds? That movie was a steaming pile. Valkyrie was just OK. Edge of Tomorrow was the first time you really said "Wow, this is the guy I remember...".

I'm fairly sure Hollywood doesn't judge the success of a movie based on your opinion of it.   Hate the guy all you want, his career has been solid.

Well, you're either Tom Cruise, the president of his fan club, or a movie critic, because it was shiat. Only 42% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics really had a hard on for it, though. 74% of them went home and masturbated after watching it.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/war_of_the_worlds

Now, Edge of Tomorrow, That was solid. 90% fan rating, and 91% critic rating.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/live_die_repeat_edge_of_tomorrow

As I said, Valkyrie was OK. And it got 65% fans, 62% critic rating.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/valkyrie

Jack Reacher got about the same. It was once again just OK. I didn't want my 2 hours back, but I'm glad I didn't pay money for it.

He slumped, and he started putting out crap that his name alone couldn't save. Then he started putting out good shiat again.



We get it, you hate Tom Cruise with a passion and its your main hobby.
But last I checked nobody has a bank account for love or goodwill.   A movie success comes down to money, period.
 
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