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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 01:52 PM
Number of posts: 6,197

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

Journal Archives

The thing I don't believe about Christie's bridge scandal....

Is the "why?"
Why would a GOP Gov expect, ask for or want the endorsement of a Democratic Mayor?
It's the thing I haven't believed from the start.
There's got to be another reason but I'll be damned if I know why.

My new nickname for Chris Christie is Governor Biff. So if you're a Back To The Future fan....

Where's a George McFly when we need him.


Enjoy your scandal Gov. Biff.


What's Chris Christie's favorite song?

Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

5 Sad Ways A&E Became the Walmart of Television Networks

When it comes to things that used to be great but slowly became terrible, cable television network A&E doesn't even make the list. That's because there was nothing slow about their transformation from useful to useless. It practically happened overnight.

For the longest time, they were the network that aired two episodes of Biography every day while also delivering original, scripted programming that skewed toward a more history-minded demographic, like the audience you might expect a show like Downton Abbey to attract today, for example.

You sure as shit don't think of highfalutin Brits when someone mentions the "Arts & Entertainment" network these days, right? A management change in 2002 saw the network undergo a dramatic makeover. The "smart" stuff like Biography and anything history related that didn't involve gambling addicts pawning their possessions got transplanted to the Biography Channel and History Channel, respectively (and appropriately, I suppose). Meanwhile, A&E began focusing almost exclusively on lowbrow fare like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

That's the abbreviated story of how the cable network America used to rely on for its "intellectual" programming became the same one that currently finds itself at the heart of the Duck Dynasty controversy. Oh, hey! The debacle surrounding that show in particular is something I discuss at length with my Cracked co-workers Randall Maynard and Kristi Harrison, along with special guest comic Josh Denny, on this week's Unpopular Opinion podcast, which you can listen to right here if you're so inclined ...

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-sad-ways-ae-became-walmart-television-networks/#ixzz2pMdOZ9hE

Here's a link so you can download most of this years Oscar contending screenplays, legal and free

Being a good writer means being a good reader.
That's how you learn format and structure.
So if writing for film or TV is one of your goals then you need to read good screenplays so here you go.
Happy holidays from me!

http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2013/12/update-award-season-screenplay-downloads-38-scripts.html

It’s that time of year again when studios make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season.
As in years past, we will be tracking them and posting links as they become available.

Current total of scripts for download: 38.

Newly added script: Labor Day

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

42 (Warner Bros.)

All Is Lost (Roadside Attractions) NOTE: The script is 31 pages long with virtually no dialogue.

The Armstrong Lie (Sony Classics – documentary transcript)

August: Osage County (TWC)

Before Midnight (Sony Classics)

The Bling Ring (A24)

The Croods (DreamWorks Animation)

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Despicable Me 2 (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Enough Said (Fox Searchlight)

The Fifth Estate (IMG)

Frozen (Disney)

Fruitvale Station (TWC)

Gravity (Warner Bros.)

The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros.)

The Invisible Woman (Sony Classics)

Kill Your Darlings (Sony Classics)

Labor Day (Paramount)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (TWC)

Lone Survivor (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Monsters University (Disney / Pixar)

Mud (Roadside Attractions)

Nebraska (Paramount)

One Chance (TWC)

The Past (Sony Classics)

Philomena (TWC)

The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus Features)

Prisoners (Warner Bros.)

Rush (Universal – Click on “Screenplay”)

Saving Mr. Banks (Disney)

Short Term 12 (Cinedigm) NOTE: Hosted exclusively by Go Into The Story.

The Spectacular Now (A24)

Spring Breakers (A24)

Wadjda (Sony Classics)

The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight)

We Steal Secrets (IMG – transcript)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)

Wait, you attacked the Dixie Chicks for what they said but you're crying fowl over Duck Dynasty? ...

Then you are a turkey.

There's going to be a network boycott by a bunch of folks that can't even spell A&E.

82K Sign Petition Demanding Phil Robertson’s Return To ‘Duck Dynasty’, Sean Hannity Gives Out A+E Phone Numbers

UPDATE, 5:44 PM: Nearly 82,000 people, in about nine hours, have signed the IStandWithPhil petition, calling for A+E network to immediately reinstate Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson. The 77K “are making a clear statement to A&E that its actions are censoring Faith Driven Consumers and eliminating them from an entertainment choice that people of faith overwhelmingly support,” said Chris Stone, petition creator and founder of the the organization that says it connects “Christian consumers” with “faith-compatible companies.”

Meanwhile, those who don’t want to put their signatures on a petition were given phone numbers for A+E Networks execs by Sean Hannity, so they could vent on the phone. “A+E knows how he feels about this,” Hannity said on his radio show, of Robertson’s religious beliefs. “Why did they put him with a GQ guy in the first place? How stupid are they?” Then he gave them the phone numbers A+E Network CEO Abbe Raven and president Nancy Dubuc. “I’m not telling people what to say. Be polite. I always urge that. But call them and tell them what you think.”
....more at link.
http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/istandwithphil-petition-launched-demanding-ae-return-phil-robertson-to-duck-dynasty/#comments

plus the comments are insane!

Sarah Palin - Free speech means you can say any stupid, racist, hateful, homophobic thing you want


http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/sarah-palin-duck-dynasty-defense-101319.html

Sarah Palin says the suspension of one of the stars of the show “Duck Dynasty” over recent anti-gay comments he made is an attack on free speech.

Palin re-posted a picture of her meeting with the stars of the A&E show on her Facebook page Wednesday night, writing that “intolerants” were behind the suspension of the show’s patriarch, Phil Robertson.

“Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” Palin wrote.
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Free speech also means other citizens can call you out for every stupid, racist, hateful, homophobic thing you say.

"God hates _____." or "God, I hate _____." Fill in the blank and lose your job/TV show/______

Welcome to the 21st Century you dinosaurs who want to demonize a minority based on religion, sex, lifestyle or gender.
It will not be tolerated anymore.
If it can take down a Duck Dynasty it can take down you.

The Duck Dynasty Chia Pets are now exclusively available at Chik-Fil-A.

That is all.


and here's the context:

http://www.today.com/entertainment/duck-dynasty-patriarch-suspended-show-anti-gay-comments-2D11773442

Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been taken off the A&E hit series "indefinitely," following anti-gay comments he made in a GQ interview published Wednesday.

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series 'Duck Dynasty,' a network statement issued late Wednesday said. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
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