First, WarnerMedia, owner of HBO Max, spent $ 425 million over five years The friends. Then NBCUniversal raised $ 500 million for a similar journey with Office. Just like that, Netflix two most broadcast shows of 2018 gone To fill the void, Netflix himself ripped Seinfeld away from Hulu for somewhere north of $ 500 million – just a touch more than the $ 160 million Hulu had paid for these rights in 2015. It was Monday; yesterday, NBCUniversal revealed that Parks and Recreation would also come to Peacock for a secret but almost certainly nine digits, amount Then big Bang new.
All together now: Bazinga!
But the only novelty about this is the platform. The syndication agreements, the agreements through which the networks guarantee the rights of aerial retransmission, have long been a source of gigantic disbursements: in the 21 years following the end of its broadcast, Seinfeld shot in more than 3 billion dollars of these offers. Yet, stimulated by what happened to Netflix with The friends and Officealmost all streaming services are convinced that traditional programming is essential to their library. These acquisitions represent only a part of the massive expenditures made by the platforms; Nine-digit offers have also become commonplace for list creators like Shonda Rhimes and J.J. Abrams, as well as shows like the one from Amazon Lord of the Rings prequel. Yet, they are the most compelling evidence that the wars that are unfolding today divide the landscape into a site that looks a lot like cable – and that the people who write checks may outpace their nostalgia.
Squint is just right and you can see some dubious assumptions at work here. The first is that the millions of people who watched The friends and Office will immediately flock to track these broadcasts to a new destination. This frame casts repeats as a televised appointment, which … well, that's really not the case. You do not look The friends because you have heard people talking about a new awesome show; you look at it because you already know every episode and sometimes you just need to see Ross to make a pair of pants in paste. (Or count Mississippily. Where to find unfortunate. GODDAMMIT ROSS, I HAVE OTHER SHOWS I NEED TO MONITOR.)
This does not mean that a new generation of viewers can not discover an old show, but (a) that the new generation of viewers does not make the financial decisions in a household, and (b) whether these new viewers are Young adults living alone probably have other priorities than adding new streaming services to their entertainment budget. Oh, and one more: (c) Thanks to Hulu, YouTube TV or Philo, any other streaming service that broadcasts live TV, these reruns are not really hard to find.
Then there is the question of what people streaming 52 billion minutes of Office-Or 32 billion The friends, or 30 billion The anatomy of Gray, or one of the other traditional broadcasts that were eight of the 10 most-watched broadcasts on Netflix last year – even means. It's not that it's a better investment than finding the next one Room of cardsis that Netflix's greenlight-all approach to programming actually turned it into a blockbuster rather than a blockbuster. Confronted with a sea of new shows and "good TV" people have abandoned a new niche show everyone will enjoy it and move on to something that they can consume in a more passive way.
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Last April, in response to a dispute raised by Jeremy Young from the Donkey Kong forum, Twin Galaxies determined that a number of Donkey Kong The score strips submitted by Mitchell were not made on an "unaltered original DK arcade circuit board, in accordance with the rules of competition". The management of the scoreboard decided to remove all of Mitchell's results from his lists, including Mitchell's. highly publicized folder for the first perfect Pac Man score. Guinness, working in partnership with Twin Galaxies to make video game registrations, has followed suit.
At the time Mitchell said I planned to provide witnesses and documents that "would show that everything was done professionally, in accordance with the rules". He has now tried to do this by sending Twin Galaxies a 156-page document dump describing his differences through a collection of screenshots, witness statements and "technical evidence".
The somewhat disorganized and disjointed evidence package is an almost overwhelming amount of information to be collected, including data from the chain of custody of the bands used in the Twin Galaxies investigation, Nintendo technicians certifying authentic Mitchell cards and obscuring the technical details of how the arcade game (and emulator) can be captured on video. Twin Galaxies chief guard, Jace Hall, said the organization "has not had time to thoroughly review all the documents sent to us, so we need to take some time to digest them. ".
But the essence of Mitchell's more legalistic claims is summarized in a four-page letter sent Monday to Twin Galaxies on Manning & Kass letterhead, Ellrod, Ramirzer, Trester LLP. In the letter, Mitchell indicated that he was not given "a fair opportunity to provide evidence to prove his innocence." Throughout the investigation, Twin Galaxies applied a double standard. Mitchell were accepted, while evidence of equal size was rejected. "
Hall challenged this claim several times, the most recent this week in the same Twin Galaxies litigation that led to the removal of the partition. "Both Mitchell and Walter Day were offered the option (but no obligation) to provide any information they deemed relevant on many occasions and this is well documented in this thread, emails and text messages. "he wrote. "There has not been, and there is absolutely no" double standard "as proposed by Mitchell or Walter Day, and no evidence has ever been removed from the thread of the dispute. "
But in a Letter of 12 pages provided by Mitchell, Walter Day, founder of Twin Galaxies, who led the scoreboard until 2014, said the thread format made it "difficult to testify" because it created "an environment that" yelling "for Billy's blood and all those who issued a statement was even vaguely in favor of Billy being attacked and publicly humiliated." Day went on to suggest that the information I had provided to Hall at the time of the hearing was a phone call was ignored and Hall "went on without worrying about information that did not automatically put Billy in a state of guilt".
Hall responded to this accusation further down the TG dispute: "So far I have noticed that throughout the evidence file presented, there seems to be a fundamental and false fundamental assumption that I was a man on the agenda against Billy for the personal claim against It makes no sense and is totally false. "
Day suggested that the current administration of Twin Galaxies does not have the power to reconsider its own confirmation of the minutes. "I would like to remind Guinness World Records that I am not the current administration of Twin Galaxies, but that I am the original source of verification of all Billy Mitchell's world records, including Donkey Kong and Pac Man"Since (Twin Galaxies decision) is the reason why Guinness World Records has erased these scores, me, as a true original source of arbitration and partner for 36 years, I hope the achievements and the Billy Mitchell's reputation will be restored. " based. "
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It would take about 48 hours to watch all the movies taking place in the Marvel film universe, according to a thorough investigation work done by Mouth shot. To be clear, this does not take into account the breaks for eating, sleeping, peeing and going out. C & # 39; two days in a row of various planets, and finally of the universe, endangered again and again, again and again.
You could do that if you were a truly depraved soul. You can also browse Wikipedia abstracts and watch this delightful 7 minute video of a back-to-school dance that sums up Avengers: war in the infinite and Avengers: End of the game with a funny choreography.
Students at Walden Grove High School in Arizona had an incredible return performance that included superhuman dance techniques.
The video includes not only an excellent production design, but also crucial scenes like the fight for the Infinity Stones the snap that has devastated all existence, and even a heartbreaking recreation of (spoiler alert?) The death of Tony Stark. Among the extras are the platinum blonde wig of Thor, the characters of Guardians of the galaxy ride in a cardboard boat, and a magnificent final battle scene that leaves the Avengers standing as a result of the final battle.
It summarizes the completeness of both most ambitious crossings of history, and it saves you six hours and 42 minutes.
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Golden toilets were stolen from Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, at the palace announced on Twitter Saturday The toilet, a work of art called America, was part of a collection of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan exhibited at the palace of Blenheim.
The toilets were stolen from the palace around 16:50. group of people, according to a police statement from Thames Valley. Although the police have not yet recovered the toilet, she arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with the robbery.
🚨 Burglary of high-value gold toilets – Blenheim Palace
Inspector Richard Nicholls addresses the media as a result of a burglary at Blenheim Palace.
– Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) September 14, 2019
Although it is a work of art, the toilets work perfectly and have been connected to the plumbing facilities of the palace. When the robbers removed it, they caused extensive flooding and damage, according to a statement by Detective Inspector Jess Milne obtained by CNN.
The toilets cost about $ 5 million, a palace spokesman told CNN.
Before being exposed to the palace of Blenhiem, America was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York where he replaced an existing toilet and could be used by visitors.
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"There is always this danger when you go back and look at something you loved as a child and you have not seen it for at least two decades," says Kressel in episode 378 of Geek Guide to the galaxy podcast "You go back and you say," I'm going to like that, I'm going to like it, "and then you're like," Oh. Oh no. "
Writer humor today Tom Gerencer find Buck Rogers embarrassing, but in the '70s, sci-fi movies were so rare that he was excited by all the examples he could find.
"I went to see Buck Rogers at the theater, and I thought, "Sweet! Another Star Wars movie, he says. "I was 10 years old and had the following feeling:" Yeah, it's cool, there are lasers and other things, there are pretty women and it's kind of like a James Bond movie.
TV Writer Andrea Kail remember to love Ice piratesbut now finds that many of his intrigues – such as the hero abducting an unconscious woman – are uncomfortable in the light of modern sensibilities. "It's certainly not as hilarious as I remember," she says. "It did not hold up. This has not stood the test of time.
It can also be shocking to remember how sci-fi movies of the '70s and' 80s were low-budget. Geek Guide to the galaxy host David Barr Kirtley note that it was common for movies to reuse footage from other movies, such as a shot of Logan's Run which appears in Ice pirates.
"I think the big advantage here is that these movies – some, depending on your tastes – can be very entertaining, but we are very lucky to be in a time when you do not see any plans for them. another movie plugged into something you'll see at the theater, "he says.
Listen to the complete interview of Matthew Kressel, Tom Gerencer and Andrea Kail in Episode 378 of Geek Guide to the galaxy (above) And discover some highlights of the discussion below.
Tom Gerencer on Zardoz:
"This is another example of my older brother:" Oh, you have to watch this movie. It's really an epic and classic science fiction movie. And me, it was, really? How did it fail me? I watched him as a teenager on TV and that made me completely mystified. It bothered me at the time, and looking at it again now, it bothered me 40 years later. One of the first lines of the film is: "The gun is good, the penis is evil", but what struck me, is that they removed the line "The penis is devilish" on television in the 70s, but not "the weapon is good, so it was an interesting thing.My general impression is that it could have been a good movie, but that It went too far, there were a lot of good concepts and a lot of good things about it, but they just got too crazy and crazy about a lot of things. "
Andrea Kail on Buckaroo Banzai:
"I love it, and it's hard for me (explain). When I hate a movie, I can go on for hours to say what's wrong, in my opinion. But when I like a movie, it's hard to say why. I can not talk about the structure because the film attracts me so much that I do not look at it, I laugh at the joke, to the nonsense. It's just a fun movie, and I imagine that if you're not going to say that, it's going to sound bad. I do not mean it. But if you do not get it, you do not get it. … look at all the things that Gordon flash do the wrong thing. I mean, there are so many things wrong with this movie, but it's so much fun. For me, it's as entertaining as Gordon flash. "
David Barr Kirtley on Ice pirates:
"It's in the future and all the aquatic planets have been destroyed, and so the water has become an incredibly scarce commodity that is now more precious than gold, and there is this diabolical order of Templars who control the remaining water supply, and they carry water like giant blocks of ice.And then, there are 'ice pirates' who infiltrate and rob them of the When I was a kid, I just thought it was too cool that idea that water could be the most valuable commodity. … This movie is 9 percent on rotten tomatoesyou must go with appropriate expectations. It was made in 1984 and you have to look at it through your 1984 glasses or you will not like it at all, but I still think it's really funny. "
Matthew Kressel on the appreciation of bad movies:
"Sometimes, like with Ice pirates, I thought to myself, "Oh yes, I really remember it differently." Buck Rogers– I said that I was so excited to watch this show when I was a kid, and now I really can not stand it anymore. But it's still pretty cool to go back and look at these things and see how they obviously took things from decades past and saw them again, and you can see how much that influences things to come. … I also think that watching these films that are gloriously bad makes you appreciate the movies of this period that are really good. You watch them, then you compare them to the movies you like from that time and you can really see how they stand out. "
Before online designs continued to become popular jewelry pillars, the style was often used in art classes as a drawing exercise. Mastered, the practice becomes a very impressive technique in which an artist must complete an entire image using as few lines as possible – and ideally only one.
Reworking an iconic artistic concept can give new life to an old portrait. This tattoo is clearly inspired by Vermeer's "The Girl with Pearl" masterpiece. Birds are a nice touch.
Portraits are an essential form of one-line work and involve finding subtle ways to move between the eyes, lips and ears. Here, adding a hand to the nape adds extra style and difficulty to the continuous line.
This floral piece is absolutely beautiful. Although the tattoo is not a simple line, it is inspired by this style. The addition of greenery adds a lot of texture to this black and white bust.
This reserve portrait is truly exceptional, recalling the illusions of lamps or faces. The continuous line here adds a dimension to which other styles may not be able to access.
It's a simple idea, but well executed, and that really looks like a continuous line. If you are looking for a neat ankle tattoo, it may be better to choose a basic but personal object like this one.
This tattoo took something standard and made it original. Choosing a photo "on the shoulder" of a popular tattoo image adds something majestic to this simple idea.
This style of continuous line is as chaotic as the insect that it describes. When you select an artist for your continuous online tattoo, finding a style that aligns with the emotion of your drawing can add a lot of character to your piece.
This work is intentionally cluttered, with tight lines overlapping, and takes a minute to fully understand. Once you get it, it's a wonderful rendition of a traditional Jesus scene, with the continuous line adding a dimension to what would otherwise be another religious tattoo.
This tattoo reads like a 21st century revival of a classic Roman bust. In the middle, you can see the thread holding it together, as it was in plaster, and a plant was growing at the top.
This style is incredibly chaotic but is an essential representation of continuous online works. The vertiginous range of circular lines gives the room an impression of power and tranquility.
Even if, at first glance, this tattoo seems relatively simple, it is actually pretty triumphant. Depth is key when selecting a new ink.
The placement of these flowers is beautiful. They surround the face like a simple square, adding a certain natural strength to the atmosphere of the 1940s.
This portrait has a lot to do and we like it a lot. At once sharp and smooth, the face becomes a needle on the right side, while the rocking hand looks like a balloon. It's delicate and complex at the same time.
This is a modern and elegant design for a dedicated chess player (and those who want +2 intelligence).
Do not hide behind the pillows "Cat Mom", wear your pride on your sleeve. It's the coolest way to tell the world that you and your cat are bests forever.
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