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  1. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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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

    Toroid Founding Member

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    The Simpsons’ aspect ratio is messed up on Disney+
     
  5. wwkirk

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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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  6. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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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

    nivek As Above So Below

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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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