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piranesi

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  1. The greatest evil film has ever done is convincing an entire generation that Rodney Dangerfield's character in Caddyshack was a good guy.
  2. The conformist still fucks me up.
  3. Years from now we may look back at this promo as the last one in the history of "wrestling" as an independent industry that follows it's own carny logic/rules/laws.
  4. Okay. I'm super high right now so this may not make sense. But for those who understand business stuff: If this is just part of what becomes the downfall of Vince and the company ends up in the hands of who-knows, is it valid to look all the way back to 1999 and say "Well, I could have told you as soon as they went public that it was just a matter of time before the stock boys would find a way to take the whole thing away from him." Like I mean the idea that once a company becomes publically traded, it stops actually being "a company" and becomes simply "an asset." From that moment the WWE gradually inevitably became less of what Vince made ("a company that promotes wrestling") and more of what it's stock is ("a media brand asset that can be utilized in numerous ways to grow profit and stock price") And while Vince McMahon may have been a hell of a useful guy to have around in "a company that promotes wrestling" he's not so much of a value in "a media brand asset that can be utilized in numerous ways to grow profit and stock price." Like, is this just the inevitable and predictable consequence of submitting to the stock market for that big payoff? Or is that just an old man who hates "Wall Street types" looking to confirm that they destroy all who embrace them? (that's me. I'm the old porch man screaming about wall street.) Did I mention I was high?
  5. What really stimies me here is to go to all this trouble to get rid of Vince after all this time. You could give have given him something to create a heart attack any time in the last 30 years and not one single person would have batted an eye that Vince McMahon suddenly had a heart attack. We would all be like “of course he did.it’s miraculous it didn’t happen 20 years ago.” even Columbo would be like “you know there was something bothering me about this…but then I saw the toxicology report and I was like oh…shit this guy had a heart attack.” how bad are they all at business?
  6. Welcome to the podcast, everyone. I’m Papa John and to my right is Roger Ailes, then the CrossFit guy, and then to his right is Les Moonves and in Les’s lap is that one guy from Intel and I assume there’s a Weinstein somewhere. Vince pull up a chair and start us off. Our topic is, scientifically speaking why bitches be that way?
  7. I have the Laser disc of Electra Glide because I wasn't paying attention and thought it was a soundtrack LP. No, I don't have a laser disc player.
  8. Yeeeeeeah! Bring on Flashdance: Maniac, Rain Man: Wapner, and Real Genius: Lazlo Hollyfield But of course you know Stallone is like "Ay you know Cobretti...that's the one. People really loved that man...call Warner or Paramount or or dose guys still around or...."
  9. Tommy Pham got picked off first by Jon Lester. I think we all knew then.
  10. Who woulda thunk that night that the Blues would still be 27 years away from even making a cup final and the Maple Leafs 30 and counting to, like, win another playoff game.
  11. That's your old retail manager. Don't go into the light or you'll be back there forever.
  12. I've started listening to it at home. I'm ready for the rapture now. I've never felt like this. It tingles all over. I think there's something growing inside me. I can feel them. I know others would say they are hurting me "eating" me, but they love me in a way I've never been loved before. We are one. https://soundcloud.com/walmart-radio/tracks
  13. Whatever it was I was hearing can be found in some form here. https://www.listennotes.com/fi/podcasts/walmart-radio/no-format-friday-I0JxYlpDSqb/#1 apparently "Walmart Radio" has pre-recorded shows that they release as "podcasts" and they play those in my store.
  14. Wondering about this weird thing and maybe someone can explain it. I was at Walmart today because I'm a GODDAMMNED GOOD AMERICAN! and so now they have this fake radio station with a fake DJ talking on the sound system instead of just background music. Which is fine, I kind of dug the idea. But I quickly noticed that he would do DJ chatter for awhile and then play a song, but they would only play 15-30 seconds of the song before switching to another song. They did this over and over and never played a whole song or even half a song. I'm wondering is this: 1) some kind of copyright dodge? Like playing 15 seconds of a song on Tik Tok or something? 2) Some Psyop where they experimented on people and determined that if you keep switching songs rapidly people will somehow buy more? 3) they mixed styles up frequently, like every other song was a different style, so maybe their focus group coprorate mega brain was like "If we change the music style ever few seconds everyone will be happy because a style they like will filter around every few minutes? Anyway I hate it. Whatever the reason it's just another little dystopian detail of late capitalism here everything is a simulacrum of a real thing but not really a real thing. I would prefer going back to Mantovani than this nightmare.
  15. When revisiting 2002 is going back to a long lost golden age deep in the past, you can go ahead and kill me. I still have movies that have been sitting in my Netflix cue since 2002.
  16. 100% no doubt easy answer for me is ALL ABOUT EVE.
  17. Now reading a bit about what he was actually going through and his career and his overall stamina into his late 60s is even more amazing.
  18. This is one of those that made my stomach flip when I heard it. From the early standup days where he was this rare non-mainstream voice in pre-internet days that snuck far enough into the mainstream somehow to be known by kids in the Midwest and open up their eyes to alt. comedy. to his podcast which is one of the only pure-good achievements of the tech era. I know Gilbert is probably looking down and thinking
  19. [Nic Pizzolatto at meeting table, eyes coked out to the size of cake platters] and then Casper looks down and he can see that his little ghost hand has gained the power to touch...and he looks up and across the room at Jackie Earle Haley, and he's like smiling at Casper...and then he looks scared and he says "No, No. I'm sorry I abducted and murdered you" and he's freaking out and that's when we pan down to see that Casper has used his new power of touch to pick up that gun....yeah, and he looks right at Jackie and he's like...are you ready for this?...he goes....."THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALIVE, BITCH!" and he's like BAP BPA BAP ABPABPABPABPABPABAP] [room of executives bursts into applause and enthusiastic flames]
  20. You wanna a Buggalo toe, Dude? I can get you a Buggalo toe in an hour.
  21. Any is pretty easy, Dude. It's a done deal.
  22. God if only this was real. He needs the residuals.
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