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  1. Toroid

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    Netflix is planning to release 'choose your own adventure' style specials. :eek:
    Netflix to launch 'choose your own adventure' movies and TV shows | Daily Mail Online

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  2. Sheltie

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    I have Netflix but I don't pay attention to online surveys anymore.

    I worked at Amazon for 4 years. For some reason, management decided it would be an awesome idea to require all employees to answer a brief survey every time they logged into their RF scanner or laptop at the beginning of their shift.

    The questions would always feature closed-ended multiple choice selections for the answers. At first they allowed "no opinion" or "undecided" as an option but they discovered (not surprisingly) that more than 30% of associates selected no opinion and zipped through the questions so, of course, they eliminated that option.

    You had to select one of their idiotic responses just to begin work every day. There would be questions like "my experience working at Amazon has been..." a) good, b) great, or c) the best experience of my life". It was an utterly ludicrous means for management to put their words into people's mouths. :mad:

    It's no wonder Amazon, the darling of Wall Street, rarely reports a profit. :wub8:
     
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  3. Sheltie

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    It seems like there aren't many good science programs on television anymore. I remember Star Hustler on PBS. When I was young it really inspired me to learn more about the stars and planets.

     
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  4. Toroid

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    The Simpsons’ aspect ratio is messed up on Disney+
     
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    Sad report from the set of Batwoman.
    Vancouver comic paralyzed from waist down after accident on ‘Batwoman’ set
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    A Vancouver comedian is staying positive and hopeful that she’ll be able to walk again after getting seriously injured on the set of the Batwoman TV show.

    Amanda Smith was working as a production assistant beneath the Georgia Viaduct during filming of the CW superhero show Wednesday when the bucket of a telehandler was lowered onto her head.

    “They, unfortunately, did not see me where I was, and I did not hear the lift move and I didn’t notice that it had aligned directly above my head,” she told Global News from hospital Sunday.

    “It wasn’t until it made contact with my body that I was able to scream and let somebody know that I was underneath it.”

    Crew members immediately rushed to Smith’s aid and got her to Vancouver General Hospital for an emergency spinal surgery, after doctors discovered her spinal cord and the nerve itself had been damaged in multiple places.

    She now can’t feel anything from the waist down but is going through the beginning stages of rehab to try and change that.

    “I’m in a chair that is getting me used to sitting upright,” she said. “The idea is for me to do that a few hours a day before I hopefully … get blood rushing into my legs and lower abdomen.”

    If she does regain feeling in her legs, Smith will have to learn how to walk all over again.

    While the accident has been life-changing for the 30-year-old, Smith says she doesn’t blame anyone for what happened and is only appreciative of the support she’s received from her family, friends, colleagues and the larger industry.

    “I have never felt more support in my life,” she said. “Honestly, I am in a very good head space right now. I feel very hopeful for the future and I feel very grateful for what I have and who I have around me. I’m just trying to focus on the positive about the whole situation.”

    A GoFundMe set up by friends and colleagues has already raised more than $40,000 as of Sunday.

    Smith says she’s also been assured by her production company that she will be supported as she awaits workplace compensation.

    While she makes her living as a production assistant helping to coordinate locations on multiple productions, Smith also moonlights as a stand-up comedian in the Vancouver scene.

    Fellow local comic Katie-Ellen Humphries has called on the local comedy community to help support “one of ours.”

    Smith called the operation that led to the accident a “normal thing that usually happens in prepping a [filming] location” until it went wrong.
    “It could have happened to anyone,” she said. “And everyone has just been so amazing. I really don’t have any hard feelings at this time.”
     
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    'Carol Burnett Show' Star Lyle Waggoner Dead at 84


    Lyle Waggoner -- known for his roles on hit TV shows in the '60s and '70s, and as the founder of Star Waggons -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

    Sources close to his family tell TMZ ... the former actor died peacefully at his home Tuesday morning after a battling an illness. He was surrounded by his wife and sons.

    Lyle's career took off in the mid-'60s after landing a guest role on "Gunsmoke." He was in the running for the title role on the iconic "Batman" TV series ... but lost out to Adam West.




    Waggoner didn't let it stop him, though, and soon afterward he began a 7-year stint on "The Carol Burnett Show," playing various characters on the legendary sketch comedy and variety show.




    He'd go on to star in "Wonder Woman" starting in 1975, playing both Steve Trevor and Steve Trevor Jr. over 3 seasons of the show.

    On top of acting, Lyle was also a major heartthrob and became the first male seminude centerfold for Playgirl magazine in 1973.

    Waggoner appeared in several TV movies and small films in the '70s and '80s, often cast as the hunk.

    Around the same time, Lyle was busy founding Star Waggons ... the company known for its customized trailers used in the entertainment biz.



    He was 84.

    RIP
     
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  7. nivek

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    New Orleans DJ Black N Mild dies at age 44 after contracting coronavirus

    New Orleans based DJ Black N Mild has passed away at age 44 after contracting coronavirus. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office confirmed the death, according to NOLA.com. Black N Mild, whose real name is Oliver Stokes Jr., passed away on Thursday. Stokes, who also worked as an 'in school suspension coordinator' at Arthur Ashe Charter School, left campus with a fever on March 9 and did not come back, said Sabrina Pence, the CEO of FirstLine Schools.

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    David Bryan of Bon Jovi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan has tested positive for coronavirus, he revealed in an update on social media. Bryan, a founding member of the band as well as a Tony Award-winning composer (Memphis), said his condition has been improving after being ill and quarantined for the past week.

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    Tom Brady attempts to trademark 'Tompa Bay' and 'Tampa Brady' after signing with the Buccaneers as private citizens rush to file similar applications

    In his latest effort to control various permutations of his name, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has filed trademark applications for 'Tompa Bay' and 'Tampa Brady' for clothing and footwear, among other types of merchandise.

    Brady joked about his recent trademark application on Twitter while referencing New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. 'I never understood why Drew wasn't making Drew Orleans shirts,' he wrote.

    Brady recently applied for a similar 'TB X TB' trademark after signing a two-year, $50 million deal with Tampa Bay last month. His company, TEB Capital Management, filed its latest applications on April 9.

    Remarkably, Brady is not the first to apply for 'Tompa Bay.' In fact, five similar trademark applications have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since Brady announced his intention to sign in Tampa on March 17.

    According to department records obtained by the Daily Mail, one St. Petersburg resident has applied for a 'Tompa Bay' trademark, while an Arizona man has filed for 'Tompa Bay,' 'Tompa Bay Florida,' 'Tompa Bay Buccaneers' and even 'Tompa Bay Beach Club.'

    The application was discovered by a Washington DC trademark lawyer named Josh Gerben. Various social media posts containing 'Tompa Bay' t-shirts have been popping up ahead of Brady's application.

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  10. nivek

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    XFL ceases operations and lays off ALL employees after less than one season as Vince McMahon's second attempt at a spring football league collapses 20 years after the first

    The XFL may be dead (again) as the second incarnation of Vince McMahon’s spring football startup ceased operations on Friday, reportedly laying off all employees after previously cancelling the remainder of its return season last month due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    The league has not officially gone bust, as it did following its inaugural season in 2001, but according to ESPN, it has no current plans to continue in 2021. The 10-week league abruptly ended the 2020 campaign after five weeks, promising at the time to pay players for the remainder of the season, which was expected to conclude this weekend.

    Now all league employees have been let go.

    Attendance and TV ratings were respectable for the XFL, which is owned by McMahon, the WWE CEO. Games averaged 18,614 fans per game, with the largest crowds attending in NFL-deprived St. Louis, which drew 28,541 spectators one week.

    Games on ABC, ESPN and Fox all averaged over 2 million viewers, according to ESPN. And although viewership declined over the season's four weeks, all 10 of the games broadcast on ABC ranked among television's top 10 shows in their respective weeks.

    Unlike McMahon's previous effort in 2001, this incarnation of the XFL did not use the billionaire wrestling mogul as the face of the league. Rather, former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck served as commissioner of the eight-team league, which was scheduled for a 10-week season.


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    Harrison Ford, 77, is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration after latest airplane misadventure

    Harrison Ford ran into trouble again while flying his plane, this time after mishearing instructions just after landing at a California airport. The Star Wars actor was told to hold short of the runway at Hawthorne Airport in California last Friday because another aircraft was practicing touch-and-go landings there, but he still crossed and taxied to the other end, much to the alarm of the tower operator.

    After landing in the airport, audio obtained by TMZ revealed the tower operator told the 77-year-old star: 'Can you hold short on runway. Traffic on the runway.'

    However, Ford accelerated onto the runway and began crossing, with the operator angrily saying the veteran pilot had ignored his instructions. Ford profusely apologized and said he thought he was told he had been cleared to cross the runway.

    There was no danger of the aircraft crashing because the other plane was 3,600 feet away from Ford's when it hit the runway and was up in the air again long before reaching the area where the actor was. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking into the incident.

    A spokesperson for the actor said: 'Mr. Ford crossed the airport's only runway in his aircraft after he misheard a radio instruction from ATC. 'He immediately acknowledged the mistake and apologized to ATC for the error. The purpose of the flight was to maintain currency and proficiency of the aircraft.'

    The Blade Runner actor was getting his pilot's license updated so he could take part in more relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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  13. Toroid

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    Harrison Ford - Wikipedia
     
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    Patrick Ewing tests positive for COVID-19: ‘This virus is serious’


    Patrick Ewing, the head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former New York Knicks star announced the diagnosis on Twitter, adding, “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly.” Ewing decided to share the news publicly to “emphasize that this virus can affect anyone,” according to a statement from Georgetown Athletics.

    Ewing is isolated at an area hospital for treatment. No one else in the Georgetown men’s basketball program has tested positive for the virus, according to the statement. “I want everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones,” Ewing tweeted.


     
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