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(Deadline)   Colin Kaepernik finally signs...with Disney   (deadline.com) divider line
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2020-07-07 8:57:37 AM  
make him Disney royalty, and make the visitors who bring their GOP princesses with future serious daddy issues to the park Kneel to him.
 
2020-07-07 1:53:40 PM  
Good.

They tried to punish him and force him into submission and supplication so they could spit on him even more.

Protip: Ugh, the comments. Don't scroll down. It's like the people who were too stupid for even FoxNooz.
 
2020-07-07 3:08:03 PM  
He'll make a great left wing for the Mighty Ducks.
 
2020-07-07 3:09:05 PM  
I knew this would be a movie some day, just didn't think it would be so soon
 
2020-07-07 3:21:01 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Protip: Ugh, the comments. Don't scroll down. It's like the people who were too stupid for even FoxNooz.


Deadline started as a blog written specifically for the film and tv industry, and the commenters were pretty much all industry people. But then it got sold to a larger company, and at some point, they started linking certain articles to the Drudge Report. And the next thing you know it went full...

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The right wing trolls very rarely comment on articles that are strictly related to the entertainment industry (like box office results and tv ratings, deals getting announced, etc). But anything with even a slight political or racial angle...they pounce on the comment section and take it over.
 
2020-07-07 3:22:03 PM  
some great wingnut tears about this already, you love to see it
 
2020-07-07 3:35:18 PM  
Not to be 'that guy', but didn't Disney jump the shark over the last 5-10 years.  I struggle to think of a single Disney movie that was any good, and off the top of my head the last one I can remember is something like Lion King or Alladin.
 
2020-07-07 3:58:45 PM  
That's a smart business move by Disney.

As we learned with Nike's investment in Kaepernick, it turns out his critics may be very vocal online, but they are also a small minority of the population that spends money. Disney is a smart company that is very good at making money. Disney investing in Kaepernick will lead to a bunch of angry online blowback from an insignificant demographic who does not realize their gripes only result in free advertisement.

The NFL made a bad business decision when it bent to the will of that tiny yet vocal minority of racists. Had the NFL stuck behind Kaepernick and not blackballed him, the NFL could have enjoyed years of profits from merch sales the same way Nike has. But I know that's easy to say in hindsight. At the time, it wasn't as clear. At the time, the many letters to the editor and swell of online chatter made things seem different from reality. It can take time to wade through that noise to find the truth of things, and the truth is the anti-Kaepernick people are far too few to make any sense chasing.
 
2020-07-07 4:06:07 PM  

kukukupo: Not to be 'that guy', but didn't Disney jump the shark over the last 5-10 years


I can't remember. Might have been a few releases I can't quite remember the names of.. something like Slar Bores and and Karvel are ringing a bell. It will come to me. Lixar too I think.
 
2020-07-07 4:07:43 PM  
I'm actually shocked by Disney- the house of mouse is traditionally so scared of anything "controversial"... Good on them!
 
2020-07-07 4:16:47 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Good.

They tried to punish him and force him into submission and supplication so they could spit on him even more.

Protip: Ugh, the comments. Don't scroll down. It's like the people who were too stupid for even FoxNooz.



Wait i need some catch up here maybe as it feels as if i missed something from the last time i check in on things.

Signing a House of Mouse contract is not a signal that you have submitted and will take up your position of supplication to the mouse's commands?

Serving the hosue of mouse is now the signal that you are in fact not sub-servant to the status quo?

Just you know be sure with me here, maybe say it out loud to yourself to see if it comes off right.

Signing a Disney contract is an act of fighting the power and not supporting the status quo.

Did that sound real honest when you said it out loud? Did you try saying out loud in for of otehr people?


I have nothig to say about Kaepernik  in this i am trying to be sure i have the correct understanding about what Disney represents, as last i had checked that was kinda of the Throne of Status Quo makes money off pop culture. And i want to be sure and take on this new learning if that situaiotn is no longer considered true, and now I should treat Disney corp as  a symbol of, fight the power/stick it to The man.

;)
 
2020-07-07 4:18:28 PM  
Good.  It's complete BS that Floor Is Lava is a show and Kaepernick couldn't get on the air
 
2020-07-07 4:29:12 PM  

JohnBigBootay: kukukupo: Not to be 'that guy', but didn't Disney jump the shark over the last 5-10 years

I can't remember. Might have been a few releases I can't quite remember the names of.. something like Slar Bores and and Karvel are ringing a bell. It will come to me. Lixar too I think.


Acquisitions that succeeded despite Disney.
 
2020-07-07 4:37:25 PM  

ZMugg: JohnBigBootay: kukukupo: Not to be 'that guy', but didn't Disney jump the shark over the last 5-10 years

I can't remember. Might have been a few releases I can't quite remember the names of.. something like Slar Bores and and Karvel are ringing a bell. It will come to me. Lixar too I think.

Acquisitions that succeeded despite Disney.


I think when you own things you get to keep the money those properties generated and use it to make more of those things presumably. Are we talking about critical acclaim here? Because I'm not sure Disney is going to give much of a fark there.
 
2020-07-07 4:42:49 PM  

vudukungfu: make him Disney royalty, and make the visitors who bring their GOP princesses with future serious daddy issues to the park Kneel to him.


If I were to project, I'd say these Disney Princesses are future Karens and not the daddy issue types.  The daddy issues girls get dropped off at Universal and do key bumps in the bathroom with Minions.
 
2020-07-07 4:44:36 PM  
That Colin guy has really parlayed his professional trollism into a nice financial windfall.

That 1/2 white privileged is working out well for him.
 
2020-07-07 4:50:33 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I think when you own things you get to keep the money those properties generated and use it to make more of those things presumably. Are we talking about critical acclaim here? Because I'm not sure Disney is going to give much of a fark there.


My point was that the properties/franchises you mentioned were not struggling before being acquired by the Mouse.
 
2020-07-07 4:55:01 PM  
I enjoyed Kap's take on the 4th of July.  Glad to see Disney agrees.
 
2020-07-07 4:55:13 PM  

MilesTeg: That Colin guy has really parlayed his professional trollism into a nice financial windfall.

That 1/2 white privileged is working out well for him.


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2020-07-07 5:02:35 PM  
All right - you  guys won me over. Disney does suck now and I'm sure we won't have to hear much from them in the future. So that's good.
 
2020-07-07 5:44:02 PM  

MilesTeg: That Colin guy has really parlayed his professional trollism into a nice financial windfall.

That 1/2 white privileged is working out well for him.


I used to work for non-profits and even had some of this mindset myself at the time, unfortunately.  If someone decides to do something to help people that doesn't involve chasing profits, they either have to be poor for the rest of their lives, or have their sincerity challenged.

He was at the front of something that grew to be powerful enough that now corporations are courting its adherents.  Good.  There's no question that option wasn't on the table when he made a decision to do that.  Now he won't have to live like a monk, and he'll have opportunities and platforms for the things he cares about, things that many more people have come to support.  I suspect this is what you actually have a problem with.

Almost no one can take the risk of bucking the current market, because they're going to have more trouble paying the bills and having things in life. He can; good for him, see it as a reward for his risk and leadership.

When someone in business takes a risk and it pays off, the media will spend the rest of that person's life fellating them and people will throw money at them, now that they don't need it.
 
2020-07-07 6:27:04 PM  
A real risk would be offering him the lead role in the next Star Wars film: Emperor Jar Jar.
 
2020-07-07 6:29:27 PM  

Naido: I used to work for non-profits and even had some of this mindset myself at the time, unfortunately.  If someone decides to do something to help people that doesn't involve chasing profits, they either have to be poor for the rest of their lives, or have their sincerity challenged.

He was at the front of something that grew to be powerful enough that now corporations are courting its adherents.  Good.  There's no question that option wasn't on the table when he made a decision to do that.  Now he won't have to live like a monk, and he'll have opportunities and platforms for the things he cares about, things that many more people have come to support.  I suspect this is what you actually have a problem with.

Almost no one can take the risk of bucking the current market, because they're going to have more trouble paying the bills and having things in life. He can; good for him, see it as a reward for his risk and leadership.

When someone in business takes a risk and it pays off, the media will spend the rest of that person's life fellating them and people will throw money at them, now that they don't need it.


Kaepernick appeared to become active after it became known he was on the path to losing his starting job and eventually his contract. He'd made a lot of money already, it's hard to say how much he risked.  It's probably roughly 10-20 million dollars in contracts he couldn't get after kneeling.

I hope Disney does justice to his whole story but I expect what's more important is producing something maybe less complicated and more accessible to a younger audience as a platform for teaching equality and maybe good decision making.

/I don't think they'll discuss the merits of a qb running the ball when defenses drop into deep man to man coverage
 
2020-07-07 6:36:14 PM  

JohnBigBootay: kukukupo: Not to be 'that guy', but didn't Disney jump the shark over the last 5-10 years

I can't remember. Might have been a few releases I can't quite remember the names of.. something like Slar Bores and and Karvel are ringing a bell. It will come to me. Lixar too I think.


All of the new Star wars movies were awful.  Marvel - eh I guess.  Super hero movies are so played out.  Pixar hasn't really been itself since Monsters University or Toy Story 3.

Even still - those are all different factions Disney bought.  I can't remember a good Disney movie in decades.
 
2020-07-07 6:52:01 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Kaepernick appeared to become active after it became known he was on the path to losing his starting job and eventually his contract.


Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of his time, and he was still shat on when he (rightly) spoke out against the Vietnam War.

Muhammad Ali - On Vietnam, hardships, & The True Opposer & Enemy of Justice
Youtube gqOE2zTlg3E


The "Well, if he was talented enough, they'd still sign him" excuse is horseshiat.
 
2020-07-07 7:51:03 PM  

kukukupo: JohnBigBootay: kukukupo: Not to be 'that guy', but didn't Disney jump the shark over the last 5-10 years

I can't remember. Might have been a few releases I can't quite remember the names of.. something like Slar Bores and and Karvel are ringing a bell. It will come to me. Lixar too I think.

All of the new Star wars movies were awful.  Marvel - eh I guess.  Super hero movies are so played out.  Pixar hasn't really been itself since Monsters University or Toy Story 3.

Even still - those are all different factions Disney bought.  I can't remember a good Disney movie in decades.


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2020-07-07 9:05:20 PM  
Ooh boy, China ain't gonna like that!
 
2020-07-07 9:42:03 PM  

kukukupo: JohnBigBootay: kukukupo: Not to be 'that guy', but didn't Disney jump the shark over the last 5-10 years

I can't remember. Might have been a few releases I can't quite remember the names of.. something like Slar Bores and and Karvel are ringing a bell. It will come to me. Lixar too I think.

All of the new Star wars movies were awful.  Marvel - eh I guess.  Super hero movies are so played out.  Pixar hasn't really been itself since Monsters University or Toy Story 3.

Even still - those are all different factions Disney bought.  I can't remember a good Disney movie in decades.


I didn't watch it, but I'm given to understand that the Frozen movies did quite well.
 
2020-07-08 12:36:18 AM  

PvtStash: ecmoRandomNumbers: Good.

They tried to punish him and force him into submission and supplication so they could spit on him even more.

Protip: Ugh, the comments. Don't scroll down. It's like the people who were too stupid for even FoxNooz.


Wait i need some catch up here maybe as it feels as if i missed something from the last time i check in on things.

Signing a House of Mouse contract is not a signal that you have submitted and will take up your position of supplication to the mouse's commands?

Serving the hosue of mouse is now the signal that you are in fact not sub-servant to the status quo?

Just you know be sure with me here, maybe say it out loud to yourself to see if it comes off right.

Signing a Disney contract is an act of fighting the power and not supporting the status quo.

Did that sound real honest when you said it out loud? Did you try saying out loud in for of otehr people?


I have nothig to say about Kaepernik  in this i am trying to be sure i have the correct understanding about what Disney represents, as last i had checked that was kinda of the Throne of Status Quo makes money off pop culture. And i want to be sure and take on this new learning if that situaiotn is no longer considered true, and now I should treat Disney corp as  a symbol of, fight the power/stick it to The man.

;)


Was there a coherent thought in this mess, or a thread that I can link the random thoughts to?
 
2020-07-08 10:21:49 AM  
Damn, their princess are getting really ugly these days...
 
2020-07-08 10:47:48 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: vudukungfu: make him Disney royalty, and make the visitors who bring their GOP princesses with future serious daddy issues to the park Kneel to him.

If I were to project, I'd say these Disney Princesses are future Karens and not the daddy issue types.  The daddy issues girls get dropped off at Universal and do key bumps in the bathroom with Minions.


Know where I can rent a Minion suit?
 
2020-07-08 10:50:29 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Nana's Vibrator: Kaepernick appeared to become active after it became known he was on the path to losing his starting job and eventually his contract.

Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of his time, and he was still shat on when he (rightly) spoke out against the Vietnam War.

[YouTube video: Muhammad Ali - On Vietnam, hardships, & The True Opposer & Enemy of Justice]

The "Well, if he was talented enough, they'd still sign him" excuse is horseshiat.


It's "if he wanted to play football he probably would have."

There are 2 quarterbacks in his range of below mediocrity performance who got above mediocrity contracts that met his asking range.  Based on that he technically could have , maybe should have had a job.
Had he (and his agent) turned around and made it clear he just wants to play and would accept fair or even below market value, it's likely he would have had a job.  It's a pretty dynamic tree, which does include his skill set, his salary, and his kneeling.
 
2020-07-08 10:58:48 AM  

vudukungfu: Nana's Vibrator: vudukungfu: make him Disney royalty, and make the visitors who bring their GOP princesses with future serious daddy issues to the park Kneel to him.

If I were to project, I'd say these Disney Princesses are future Karens and not the daddy issue types.  The daddy issues girls get dropped off at Universal and do key bumps in the bathroom with Minions.

Know where I can rent a Minion suit?


You have to do that spy movie thing where you sneak into a supply closet, aggressively but discreetly pull an unwitting minion into the closet when he walks by, steal his costume, and leave him tied up in the supply closet, usually in polka dotted boxer shorts and a white t shirt and black socks.

/This is oddly similar to hospital dramas, but instead of stealing a Minion costume you have sex with a nurse or doctor.
 
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