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Other Comics / new Domino mini includes new black heroine
« on: Yesterday at 03:57:22 am »
well, I presume the character is new.  I'd never heard of Atlas Bear before. Not the character nor the real life animal (extinct, alas)

Marvel has announced an all-new, five-issue limited series titled Domino: Hotshots, which is set to feature an all-female team of lead characters with the X-Men's resident "lady luck" as the leader. The new series also boasts an "all-new story filled with feisty femme fatales, intense action, mercenary adventures and espionage."

In addition to Domino herself, this team-up will consist of Black Widow, White Fox, Atlas Bear, Outlaw and Diamondback (Rachel Leighton). Marvel describes the bunch as a "dangerous crew of international women -- the newest group of hot shots to enter the Marvel Universe."


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The series, which is set to begin this March, comes from the team of writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and artist David Baldeon (Spirits of Vengeance), who have already worked together on Marvel's solo Domino series.

"Marvel came up and said they love the team aspect of Domino and want to expand it even further," Simone shared. "They said, you get to keep writing your favorite Marvel ladies, with your favorite Marvel artist, but on top of that, you get to add more amazing characters you love! It took about two seconds for me to say, 'I'm in, I am so in!'"

"Domino feels she has to grow up a little, and some of the new agents have virtually no sense of humor. And they find an object that is something very close to the heart of the entire Marvel Universe," Simone continued. "The only problem is everybody wants it. We're having a blast. It's Domino, but with a bunch of the coolest characters in comics, kicking international covert butt and taking names. Best of all, it's drawn by the incredible Dave Baldeon. This is the stuff I most love writing, and David is the guy to draw it all and make it brilliant. I couldn't be happier."


"Where do we go from here? The Hotshots ain't telling!"

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"Is it just me or is it getting hot in here? Marvel's greatest femmes fatale assembled for a very specific mission (if they don't kill each other first, natch!)," series editor Chris Robinson added. "After launching Domino to huge acclaim earlier this year, I'm absolutely thrilled to have Gail and David bringing the Hotshots into the Marvel Universe (and our hearts!)."

Written by Gail Simone with art by David Baldeon, Domino: Hotshots sets its sights on comic shops in March 2019.

Latest Flicks / Re: Brightbun
« on: December 11, 2018, 04:37:44 am »
wow.  I guess we'll see how this turns out.  intriguing.  To my memory, this is the first mainstream studio film that I know of that is promising a dark alternate-take on superhero tropes.  Hopefully if this is successful, it will lead to more projects like this.  Obviously, DC is coming out with the Joker movie, so that's lined up.  Somehow, though, I don't think that Marvel will go there with a truly horror-based film.  I think that if Marvel were to hire Guillermo del Toro, he could do something very fascinating with some of the fantasy/horror characters.

Latest Flicks / Re: Godzilla: King of the Monsters
« on: December 11, 2018, 04:05:37 am »
Wow, so, several more monsters for this film?  More than were hinted at before?  I wonder if it will get too crowded.
From the standpoint of world governments, does it matter which ones are "good" and which ones are "bad"?  Since entire cities get decimated as a result of the battles.
I guess we'll see how much terrorism starts to ramp up and cults related to the monsters as they become publicly known.

And still, after all of this, King Kong?  So he's still hanging out on his island?

Mothra.. yahh!
giant bugs freak me out.  yeesh.  I'll have to approach this carefully..  :-[ :-[
(yes, I had to close my eyes for the shelob sequence in return of the king)..

Other Comics / Re: Miles Morales Discussion Thread
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:47:25 am »
Who is the young woman?

Hard Choices / Re: X-Mas 2018: X-Box One or Playstation 4?
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:25:46 am »
well, it looks like the next "Marvel Ultimate Alliance" will be Switch exclusive.

I'm still unclear on how the Switch works.  Is it a self-contained system, do you even hook it up to a television?

I'm trying to catalog the superhero-style games that I'd be interested in.
what's good that's come out in the past couple of years?

Anything that's Dungeons & Dragons-style that's worth looking into, not too complicated?

Sexuality / Re: Study Declares Detroit the Worst City for Singles
« on: December 10, 2018, 02:28:02 am »
Interesting list.  I wonder if including race changes up the answers.  For example, what the best place for single black women?

for sure. I'll have to see if I can contact these folks to get some more demographic breakdowns.

Latest Flicks / Re: Son Of Django: December 2020
« on: December 10, 2018, 02:25:46 am »
I'm still curious about this "extended version" that Tarantino mentioned that was possible, as (in his words) maybe a two night cable showing.

Latest Flicks / Re: Shazam
« on: December 10, 2018, 02:24:41 am »

is this a new trailer? shoot. something's going on, I can't see it on this screen.

Latest Flicks / Re: AVENGERS 4
« on: December 09, 2018, 04:30:21 pm »
I would have picked Squirrel Girl for the end of the trailer, knocking at the door.
"Like, you need all the help you can get!"

Education / new Hampshire high schoolers make song based on KKK
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:09:59 am »
what the hell kind of class assignment was this, anyway?

Video of New Hampshire students singing KKK-themed jingle sparks district investigation
A group of 11th-graders sang lyrics that included "KKK, KKK, let's kill all the blacks," as a part of an assignment on the Reconstruction era.
Dec. 3, 2018 / 6:26 PM EST
By Doha Madani
Students at Dover High School in New Hampshire were recorded in class singing a KKK-themed jingle with lyrics that included, "KKK, KKK, let's kill all the blacks," sparking a district investigation.

Dover School District Superintendent William Harbron told NBC News on Monday that the students were 11th-graders assigned to create a jingle based on the post-Civil War Reconstruction era for a U.S. history class. The Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization, was formed in this time period.

Video began to circulate of the presentation Friday in which students sang, "White masks on our heads, blood beneath our feet, laughing till they’re dead -- ha, ha, ha," to the tune of "Jingle Bells." The students did not know they were being recorded, the superintendent said.

"The principal became aware of the situation late Friday and began working with teacher," Harbron told NBC News on Monday. "Right now we’re dealing the immediate need of communication out," and with "the emotions surrounding the situation."

The district released a letter on Monday stating that it was investigating the incident and that although the song was part of an assignment, "the impact was harmful."


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"We are deeply concerned that an event such as this could occur and understand the emotion and concern that this event will create for our students, families and staff," the letter read. "Administration from Dover High School and the District are working with students and the school community to respond immediately and effectively to this racial insensitivity."

Harbron was not aware of any previous disciplinary issues involving the students and said the district wanted to learn from the incident.

He told NBC News the district was working with two consultants from a foundation focused on public education to address the class assignment. The foundation began working with school district earlier this year as a part of a grant to develop community engagement.

"I think the most important part is that we are upset and concerned about what happened in that classroom," Harbron said.

Producing / new Night Gallery revival at SyFy Channel
« on: December 08, 2018, 06:45:06 pm »

I hope that open auditions are held for the host of the show.  Sounds cool. Hmm..

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SYFY is entering another dimension of sight, sound, and mind, as it is developing a reboot of Night Gallery, an anthology series from the '70s that was created by The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling, per Deadline.

According to the news outlet, the revival is being helmed by Teen Wolf creator/EP Jeff Davis and Midnight, Texas EP David Janollari. The series will be produced by Universal TV and Universal Cable Productions.

While Night Gallery is often forgotten in favor of Serling's more famous brainchild, the series, presented in full color, was a return to anthological form for the prolific television writer. Like he did with The Twilight Zone, Serling hosted each episode, standing in an eerily lit gallery of unsettling portraits that reflected the stories we were about to be told. The format became influential in its own right, inspiring programs like Alton Brown's Good Eats on Food Network.

The show ran for a total of three seasons and over 40 episodes between 1970-1973, although the pilot (partly directed by a pre-Jaws Steven Spielberg) aired in 1969. Often more horror-based than the show that inspired it, Night Gallery still included the shocking twists Serling had become famous for. Some of the most iconic segments include "The Caterpillar" and "Midnight Never Ends." Also notable are the adaptations of short tories by H.P. Lovecraft such as "Pickman's Model" and "Cool Air."

News of Night Gallery's return to the airwaves seems to indicate that we've got a Rod Serling renaissance on our hands, as Jordan Peele is hard at work on his Twilight Zone reboot over at CBS All Access.

Say, isn't Eddie Murphy available?

Health / Trump rolls back Obama era public school lunch regulations
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:55:47 am »

The Trump administration has finalized a rollback of school lunch regulations championed for years by former first lady Michelle Obama.

Under the rules first announced last year, schools are now allowed to offer more flavored milk options, like chocolate. Additionally, the Obama-era efforts to limit sodium content in school lunches have been delayed or partially eliminated. The announcement Thursday doesn't require schools to make any changes, but allows them to relax restrictions on those products.

The changes will impact 99,000 schools and institutions that feed 30 million children every year, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Children in a summer program eat lunch at a cafeteria in Buxton, Maine, July 12, 2018.

At a May 2017 press conference first announcing the move to deregulate school food, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the decision was not meant to reduce nutritional standards. He argued that children would avoid nutritious foods all together if they weren't given more flavored options.

"I wouldn't be as big as I am today without chocolate milk," Perdue said at the time.

The decision is part of the Trump administration’s broad efforts to reduce “unnecessary regulatory burdens” across the federal government.

(MORE: Trump administration relaxing Obama-era school lunch standards)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a food policy advocacy group, condemned the move.

“The Trump administration is putting politics before children’s health in ways worse than were expected,” the organization said in a statement.

Homemade taco, tortilla chips, corn and edamame, grape tomatoes, ranch dressing, clementine & 1% milk make up a student meal at at an elementary school in Silver Spring, Md., Feb. 12, 2018.
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Homemade taco, tortilla chips, corn and edamame, grape tomatoes, ranch dressing, clementine & 1% milk make up a student meal at at an elementary school in Silver Spring, Md., Feb. 12, 2018.
(MORE: Regular chocolate milk back on school menus as Obama-era rules are eased)
Park Wilde, a food policy professor at Tufts University, said the USDA should provide clear evidence before rolling back standards.

"For many years, leading researchers and public health nutrition organizations have urged USDA to provide children with school meals that have less salt and sugar, and more whole grains,” Wild said. “This rule does the opposite."

Roland has an update, kind of-sort-of:
Well, good luck with convincing existing national-scale groups to consolidate.  I guess that certain more locally-based outlets might be interested in mergers.  Maybe.

Already, many black newspapers exist under the collective Real Times Media.

Why is it that Black owned businesses don’t merge?

Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV merged on Monday to create a new conservative TV network and it got Roland Martin‘s mind working. The last time he can recall Black media companies merged to create a mega company was in the 90’s.

Martin wants to know why Black media, and companies in general operate as a bunch of smaller entities instead of combining to make larger stronger companies. Putting our resources together is key to the survival of Black media and businesses he says.

By the year 2043 the United States will be a “majority minority country,” and his biggest feat is that “African American’s will be asking others to tell our story.”

To ensure that doesn’t happen we need not “Black targeted media” but “Black Owned media.” Most importantly we don’t need more Black owned businesses, “we need more Black owned businesses with scale.”

Feel The Funk / Re: What Are You Listening To?
« on: December 07, 2018, 04:04:21 am »
Finally, 30 years later, the official music video for Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince "A Nightmare on My Street" is released!!


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