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2021-04-12 10:54:29 AM  
Next week: Antoine Fuqua seeks $20 million in extra funding to recreate a plantation scene in Telluride, Colorado.
 
2021-04-12 11:27:02 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Next week: Antoine Fuqua seeks $20 million in extra funding to recreate a plantation scene in Telluride, Colorado.


Just do what they did in the 50s and 60s: "Everywhere in the world looks just like Southern California."  Remember Cool Hand Luke for example?
 
2021-04-12 11:30:37 AM  

Combustion: NikolaiFarkoff: Next week: Antoine Fuqua seeks $20 million in extra funding to recreate a plantation scene in Telluride, Colorado.

Just do what they did in the 50s and 60s: "Everywhere in the world looks just like Southern California."  Remember Cool Hand Luke for example?


Or how about MASH, or Little House or the Prairie, or Dukes of Hazzard?

I only recently learned that "TMZ" was an acronym before Harvey Levin used it for his site.
 
2021-04-12 11:34:13 AM  
Whipped Peter escaped from a plantation in Louisiana.   It doesn't have to be Georgia.
 
2021-04-12 11:35:03 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Combustion: NikolaiFarkoff: Next week: Antoine Fuqua seeks $20 million in extra funding to recreate a plantation scene in Telluride, Colorado.

Just do what they did in the 50s and 60s: "Everywhere in the world looks just like Southern California."  Remember Cool Hand Luke for example?

Or how about MASH, or Little House or the Prairie, or Dukes of Hazzard?

I only recently learned that "TMZ" was an acronym before Harvey Levin used it for his site.


Since the 90s  everything somehow resembles British Columbia.
 
2021-04-12 11:39:52 AM  
Dewey Fidalgo:
Since the 90s  everything somehow resembles British Columbia.

The low-budget movies are the best. My kids love one called "Pup Star" on Netflix, which is like American Idol for talking dogs. It's only a couple years old, and there's a whole scene in the movie that takes place on houseboats in New Orleans, but the scenes all have backgrounds with big hills full of tall conifers. It's like they couldn't even find anywhere flat to film the scenes, or just hoped nobody would notice that it wasn't the flattest state in America.

You can fake city scenes pretty easily, but not wide outdoor shots.
 
2021-04-12 12:01:58 PM  
WELCON 'A DA SOUFF!
 
2021-04-12 12:03:38 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Dewey Fidalgo:
Since the 90s  everything somehow resembles British Columbia.

The low-budget movies are the best. My kids love one called "Pup Star" on Netflix, which is like American Idol for talking dogs. It's only a couple years old, and there's a whole scene in the movie that takes place on houseboats in New Orleans, but the scenes all have backgrounds with big hills full of tall conifers. It's like they couldn't even find anywhere flat to film the scenes, or just hoped nobody would notice that it wasn't the flattest state in America.

You can fake city scenes pretty easily, but not wide outdoor shots.


SyFy had a movie some years ago, "Bering Sea Monster"...something like that.   I watched it to see what part of BC they filmed that in.   I was surprised to see it was actually some pretty flat and somewhat boggy ground, like the Yukon delta.  So I looked it up to see where it was filmed.  In Louisiana.  LOL
 
2021-04-12 12:04:04 PM  
Did they take the Underground Railroad to get out of town or just plain old Amtrak?
 
2021-04-12 12:06:24 PM  

Combustion: NikolaiFarkoff: Next week: Antoine Fuqua seeks $20 million in extra funding to recreate a plantation scene in Telluride, Colorado.

Just do what they did in the 50s and 60s: "Everywhere in the world looks just like Southern California."  Remember Cool Hand Luke for example?



"CHL" is one of my all-time favorite movies and it still kind of shook me when I read the producers trucked in all that spanish moss from Louisiana to hang from the trees in Stockton, CA
 
2021-04-12 12:09:14 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: but the scenes all have backgrounds with big hills full of tall conifers


"Justified" actors strolling around the 'hills of Kentucky' with huge pine trees & large granite boulders always amused me.  That & the really arid rolling hills... Bluegrass?  More like dead grass.
 
2021-04-12 12:11:16 PM  
They could go to Kentucky.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/us​/​politics/kentucky-voting-law.html

There's a lot of diverse landscapes, it'd probably be pretty cheap in most areas, and, oh yeah, they just expanded voting rights.

(really the expense would be dealing with unfamiliar licensing and municipal ordinance/clearances for filming, and getting all the crew to show up in a place that doesn't have the infrastructure for it)
 
2021-04-12 12:17:36 PM  

Recoil Therapy: NikolaiFarkoff: but the scenes all have backgrounds with big hills full of tall conifers

"Justified" actors strolling around the 'hills of Kentucky' with huge pine trees & large granite boulders always amused me.  That & the really arid rolling hills... Bluegrass?  More like dead grass.


Been to Kentucky twice. The northern parts around the Ohio river are beautiful. Can't speak to the south-east though.
 
2021-04-12 12:30:57 PM  
FTA:
The new law, which includes a restriction on drop boxes (FALSE: It establishes mandatory drop boxes for the first time - prior to the pandemic they were not mandatory in any county), makes it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations(Half-True:It requires anyone providing food or drink to do so over 150 feet from the voting venue - the same as any campaigning group - Venues now will provide water themselves, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run.
 
2021-04-12 12:33:53 PM  

kasmel: Recoil Therapy: NikolaiFarkoff: but the scenes all have backgrounds with big hills full of tall conifers

"Justified" actors strolling around the 'hills of Kentucky' with huge pine trees & large granite boulders always amused me.  That & the really arid rolling hills... Bluegrass?  More like dead grass.

Been to Kentucky twice. The northern parts around the Ohio river are beautiful. Can't speak to the south-east though.


If you liked the northern part then you'd probably like the southern as well.  The glaciers scrubbing things flat stopped up in Ohio so a lot of the steep hills were carved from the melt runoff waaaay back when.  Southern is more rolling hills, east has the landscape where many of the 'hillbillies in the holler' tropes come from.  Out west it's flatter farmland but still gently rolling hills.  Politics are all sorts of screwed up but it is a pretty state to look at.
 
2021-04-12 12:40:50 PM  

PTP_Professor: FTA:
The new law, which includes a restriction on drop boxes (FALSE: It establishes mandatory drop boxes for the first time - prior to the pandemic they were not mandatory in any county), makes it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations(Half-True:It requires anyone providing food or drink to do so over 150 feet from the voting venue - the same as any campaigning group - Venues now will provide water themselves, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run.


Cute, you'd like to pretend that the laws are about anything except making it more challenging for individuals to cast their vote.

I get the impulse to defend the place where you live, but I highly encourage you to stop distributing lame talking points that focus on minute details of the legislation.

Ask yourself why there needs to be a change in the first place. Elections in the United States are overwhelmingly secure as is.
 
2021-04-12 12:42:02 PM  
How do you pronounce that last name?
 
2021-04-12 12:42:49 PM  

whatshisname: How do you pronounce that last name?


FOO Kwah
 
2021-04-12 12:44:24 PM  

whatshisname: How do you pronounce that last name?


Throat Warbler Mangrove
 
2021-04-12 12:47:23 PM  
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2021-04-12 12:55:36 PM  

PTP_Professor: FTA:
The new law, which includes a restriction on drop boxes (FALSE: It establishes mandatory drop boxes for the first time - prior to the pandemic they were not mandatory in any county), makes it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations(Half-True:It requires anyone providing food or drink to do so over 150 feet from the voting venue - the same as any campaigning group - Venues now will provide water themselves, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run.


It reduces drop boxes in left leaning areas and increases drop boxes in right leaning areas.  But go on with your bad self.
 
2021-04-12 1:02:00 PM  

elvisaintdead: "CHL" is one of my all-time favorite movies and it still kind of shook me when I read the producers trucked in all that spanish moss from Louisiana to hang from the trees in Stockton, CA


I remember watching the David Spade classic 'Joe Dirt' with the commentary track on (yes, I am that kind of nerd) and the set designer remarked that "with enough Spanish moss, you make almost anywhere look like Louisiana".
 
2021-04-12 1:03:02 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: NikolaiFarkoff: Combustion: NikolaiFarkoff: Next week: Antoine Fuqua seeks $20 million in extra funding to recreate a plantation scene in Telluride, Colorado.

Just do what they did in the 50s and 60s: "Everywhere in the world looks just like Southern California."  Remember Cool Hand Luke for example?

Or how about MASH, or Little House or the Prairie, or Dukes of Hazzard?

I only recently learned that "TMZ" was an acronym before Harvey Levin used it for his site.

Since the 90s  everything somehow resembles British Columbia.


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2021-04-12 1:04:42 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: NikolaiFarkoff: Combustion: NikolaiFarkoff: Next week: Antoine Fuqua seeks $20 million in extra funding to recreate a plantation scene in Telluride, Colorado.

Just do what they did in the 50s and 60s: "Everywhere in the world looks just like Southern California."  Remember Cool Hand Luke for example?

Or how about MASH, or Little House or the Prairie, or Dukes of Hazzard?

I only recently learned that "TMZ" was an acronym before Harvey Levin used it for his site.

Since the 90s  everything somehow resembles British Columbia.


It's amazing how many different alien worlds resemble that one abandoned quarry outside Vancouver.
 
2021-04-12 1:10:45 PM  
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2021-04-12 1:19:41 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: PTP_Professor: FTA:
The new law, which includes a restriction on drop boxes (FALSE: It establishes mandatory drop boxes for the first time - prior to the pandemic they were not mandatory in any county), makes it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations(Half-True:It requires anyone providing food or drink to do so over 150 feet from the voting venue - the same as any campaigning group - Venues now will provide water themselves, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run.

Cute, you'd like to pretend that the laws are about anything except making it more challenging for individuals to cast their vote.

I get the impulse to defend the place where you live, but I highly encourage you to stop distributing lame talking points that focus on minute details of the legislation.

Ask yourself why there needs to be a change in the first place. Elections in the United States are overwhelmingly secure as is.


If you have to show ID to buy alcohol, spray paint, medication, etc, you should have to show an ID for something more important such as voting. I feel very strongly about this aspect of the law. However, unlike a lot of conservatives, I think the state and the municipalities should have the burden of providing those IDs free of charge to the citizens. I am hoping that the efforts by Mayor Bottoms to assist in making ID obtainable to all is going to be the catalyst to have other cities and counties do the same.

Regarding the article, and defending the law, I'm more pissed off by the shiatty journalists who publish misinformation without caring to inform the public of how things were prior to any new laws. The media just spreads the hype of  everything is bad. The drop box and weekend voting issues that the media says are more restrictive than prior to the law are a crock of shiat.  The dropbox issue may be more restrictive in some counties that previously had many locations, but it mandates drop boxes, which many counties in the state did not utilize previously. So, for them it now gives their residents an option that they did not have before. Weekend voting is also now standardized with mandatory Saturdays and optional Sundays. SOme place did not have any weekend voting before. If the media bothered to report on these aspects, there would be less outrage, but outrage is good. Outrage sells. Outrage works to push the cause. Truth is secondary to outrage.
 
2021-04-12 1:23:18 PM  

LL316: PTP_Professor: FTA:
The new law, which includes a restriction on drop boxes (FALSE: It establishes mandatory drop boxes for the first time - prior to the pandemic they were not mandatory in any county), makes it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations(Half-True:It requires anyone providing food or drink to do so over 150 feet from the voting venue - the same as any campaigning group - Venues now will provide water themselves, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run.

It reduces drop boxes in left leaning areas and increases drop boxes in right leaning areas.  But go on with your bad self.


So, with that comment, you identify yourself as one who does not believe in equal rights for all. Nice. Suppress all those who do not agree with you, isn't that it? Rather than level the playing field and give everyone an equal footing, you advocate for no change, because it enfranchises those you disagree with, while taking away the majority currently afforded to your side. And people tell me that BSAB is nonsense...
 
2021-04-12 1:39:36 PM  

PTP_Professor: LL316: PTP_Professor: FTA:
The new law, which includes a restriction on drop boxes (FALSE: It establishes mandatory drop boxes for the first time - prior to the pandemic they were not mandatory in any county), makes it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations(Half-True:It requires anyone providing food or drink to do so over 150 feet from the voting venue - the same as any campaigning group - Venues now will provide water themselves, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run.

It reduces drop boxes in left leaning areas and increases drop boxes in right leaning areas.  But go on with your bad self.

So, with that comment, you identify yourself as one who does not believe in equal rights for all. Nice. Suppress all those who do not agree with you, isn't that it? Rather than level the playing field and give everyone an equal footing, you advocate for no change, because it enfranchises those you disagree with, while taking away the majority currently afforded to your side. And people tell me that BSAB is nonsense...


Whelp, that's about as disingenuous as you could get.
 
2021-04-12 2:03:38 PM  
What state are the Braves (MLB), Falcons (NFL), and Hawks (NBA) going to relocate to?
 
2021-04-12 2:39:14 PM  

docilej: What state are the Braves (MLB), Falcons (NFL), and Hawks (NBA) going to relocate to?


I'd say "Portland would take the Falcons!" but then I realized...the Falcons. So, maybe we can hold out for an expansion team..
 
2021-04-12 2:43:10 PM  

docilej: What state are the Braves (MLB), Falcons (NFL), and Hawks (NBA) going to relocate to?


Didn't the Braves originate in Boston?  The Hawks also came from somewhere else.
 
2021-04-12 2:51:13 PM  

Recoil Therapy: NikolaiFarkoff: but the scenes all have backgrounds with big hills full of tall conifers

"Justified" actors strolling around the 'hills of Kentucky' with huge pine trees & large granite boulders always amused me.  That & the really arid rolling hills... Bluegrass?  More like dead grass.


That was always annoying to me.  A show that's uniqueness was rooted in its setting but was obviously filmed very, very far outside of that place.
 
2021-04-12 3:12:09 PM  
FARK ate my post, but to summarize: the GA law will drastically reduce the number of drop boxes around Atlanta. It also mandates that the boxes be inside and only available during early voting hours.
 
2021-04-12 3:17:29 PM  
And of course, above all, the GA law is based on a lie.
 
2021-04-12 3:23:04 PM  

someonelse: And of course, above all, the GA law is based on a lie.


Of course that's the reason used for why IDs aren't used in elections from here on out.

Both sides, same idiots.

It's like arguing to clean up the Earth regardless of Al Gore's documentary because it's the right thing to do.
 
2021-04-12 4:09:35 PM  

PTP_Professor: LL316: PTP_Professor: FTA:
The new law, which includes a restriction on drop boxes (FALSE: It establishes mandatory drop boxes for the first time - prior to the pandemic they were not mandatory in any county), makes it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations(Half-True:It requires anyone providing food or drink to do so over 150 feet from the voting venue - the same as any campaigning group - Venues now will provide water themselves, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run.

It reduces drop boxes in left leaning areas and increases drop boxes in right leaning areas.  But go on with your bad self.

So, with that comment, you identify yourself as one who does not believe in equal rights for all. Nice. Suppress all those who do not agree with you, isn't that it? Rather than level the playing field and give everyone an equal footing, you advocate for no change, because it enfranchises those you disagree with, while taking away the majority currently afforded to your side. And people tell me that BSAB is nonsense...


BSAB is nonsense and SB202 specifically targets minorities voters for suppression while also giving the general assembly an avenue to invalidate elections it doesn't like.
 
2021-04-13 5:41:26 AM  
Again, this is exactly what the people supporting the voting bill want. Hollywood coming to Atlanta is a significant part of the reason the state is now purple. Drive them off and it's more likely to go back to reliably red.

If you really want to make Georgia conservatives suffer, move MORE productions there, not fewer.
 
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