Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

"Why ‘Get Shorty’ Is One of the Best Crime Comedies Ever"


After a quarter century, Get Shorty remains one of the most pleasant moviegoing experiences I’ve ever had.

Peyton Manning's "Detail" segments should always be half-joking attacks on Tom Brady

"Maersk-Chartered Boxship Cuts Greek Minesweeper in Half"


Like many minesweepers, she was constructed of nonmetallic material (fiberglass) in order to reduce her magnetic signature. 

Photos taken just after the collision appear to show that the 50,000 dwt Launceston struck Kallisto amidships on the port side and cut her in half. Kallisto's back deck and stern drifted away and sank, and the surviving forward half of the ship took on a heavy list.

"Azerbaijan McDonald’s, Burger King tweet support for military action in Nagorno-Karabakh"

CTV News:

In a series of posts, the national branches of both McDonald's and Burger King shared their support for Azerbaijan forces in deadly fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The posts, shared on both Twitter and Instagram, have since been deleted.

In a statement to on Tuesday, a McDonald's Corporation spokesperson said, “Our franchisee in Azerbaijan has removed the social media content.”

Budda Baker was mic’d up when DK Metcalf ran him down, and here's a field level angle where DK bursts into the shot like a monster

The televised shot:

and a field level view:


Arizona State University's new Raised By Wolves uniforms

Warhammer 40K Eldar Warlock painted right on the sprue

This was my entry for the Eavy Metal Paint Masters Category. Everyone had to paint the same figure and no conversion was allowed. I really liked the idea of this category and thought 'd like to support it, but it wasn't until March when chatting with Mark Taylor that I had the idea of taking "unconverted" literally ...

So I bought the figure and then had it sitting around for a couple of months while progressing with other projects. Other projects that included a lot of blues and pinks, I just sort of carried a variation of the colour scheme over.

Originally, I was going to mount it to a clear acrylic stand, but on checking the rules stated that "the model must be based on the base supplied" so I built a handling plinth that connects to the base from behand.

I would also like to put in a good word for the Golden Demon team for being such great people and seeing the funny side of this, letting it stay in the category. Means a lot. Thanks.

Oh, have to say I did get the impression it really wasn't designed to be painted on the sprue, it really did get in the way on occaision. And yes, the mold lines are still there :)

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Mighty Men and Monster Maker; Despondent Bird; Trump plaques added to monuments

(Mighty Men and Monster Maker available at ebay.)

Impressive photos of birds hunting

Monday, October 26, 2020

Comcast is warning its cable customers that it might lose the right to broadcast Comcast-owned channels in December

Not from the Onion, I guess:

Carriage disputes are not unusual in the pay television industry — cable and satellite companies have found themselves at the center of these events in recent years as programmers demand more money for channels and distributors seek to ease the rising cost of subscription fees that their customers are asked to pay.

But the Comcast situation is unusual because the cable giant owns NBC Universal and the channels that are slated to be dropped. The channels are carried under an agreement negotiated between the cable service and its subsidiary broadcast and cable network group.

“Comcast has successfully renegotiated thousands of expiring contracts over the years and rarely experienced an interruption of service,” a statement included with the notice said. “However,