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Sun 2020-12-27 16:05

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My two-word review of Wonder Woman 1984:

Steaming. Pile.

WTF is wrong with DC Entertainment that they keep releasing dreck like this?

EDITED: Because no one person is to blame for this dumpster fire. It took a confederation of talentless hacks to make this trainwreck happen. And apparently the people in charge are thrilled with the results.

Fri 2020-11-27 14:30

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One online retailer's recipe for Black Friday success:

  1. Announce a big Black Friday sale.
  2. Discount products heavily for a limited time period.
  3. Use a janky e-comm system that breaks shortly after people finish eating their Thanksgiving meal.
  4. IMPORTANT: send your entire staff home for the long holiday weekend (because you are a "cool" company) so nobody is there to see that the system is down, or to respond to customer inquiries.
  5. Come in on Monday and wonder why your Black Friday sales sucked.
  6. [insert sad trombone]

Thu 2020-11-26 16:22

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This year's social-distanced, mask-wearing, pre-recorded, TV-only, no crowds Macy's Thanksgiving Day "parade" is a disgusting shit show conducted for no other reason than to sell network ad time. I couldn't even stomach 10 minutes of this cringe-worthy pantomime of normality before switching it off.

FFS. If you can't do a parade because of COVID-19 then just don't do a parade. Do something different, don't try to stage a fake event with celebrities riding on a float down one closed-off city block in front of a camera, waving to crowds that aren't even fucking there.

For you clueless marketing types, here's a hint: without the cameras capturing the energy of the attendees and providing TV watchers with a sense of participating in an actual live event this "parade" is simply a variety show. So why not just do the variety show instead of insulting the history and tradition of a real event, as well as the intelligence of your TV audience?

Hell, they could have done a "best of" compilation of past parades and it would have been better than this crap.

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