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Old 12-25-2017, 03:49 PM   #341
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I don't know that denying people royalties is quite the same thing as erasing history. That's what this Gravity Falls thing seems like to me. Every time someone watches that particular episode, Louis C.K. gets paid. Before everything went streaming, this is a thing that might not have happened.

The guy is still alive. A company just doesn't want to cut him a check.
It's more than just that, I think. A friend of mine shared clips of the character CK voiced and... things about the character take on a different feel in the wake of the allegations. This is a kids cartoon and Disney is Disney, so it's not a big surprise they did this. I imagine they just don't want to deal with the uncomfortable questions or perception so they scrubbed him more than anything to do with royalties.

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I never understood where Max Landis' fanbase came from. Like, what has he done that garners such a following? Write Chronicle? Really?
I think Chronicle is legitimately what everyone else knows him for. I know him for the wrestling video he did where he laid out Triple H's career in a bid to make a case for his character over the years. I don't think I've ever seen one of his movies.
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It's more than just that, I think. A friend of mine shared clips of the character CK voiced and... things about the character take on a different feel in the wake of the allegations. This is a kids cartoon and Disney is Disney, so it's not a big surprise they did this.
It's not exactly a surprise, no, but they had to know he was a scumbag well before the rumors were confirmed. I mean, his routines, while great (IMO) are chock full of really raunchy stuff. Edgy socio-political riffs involving heavy use of the N & F words, frequent talk of masturbation, etc. The fact he was hired in the first place is what's surprising.

Reminds me of when Gilbert Gottfried was fired from Aflac for making an offensive joke. Like, you know you hired Gilbert Gottfried, right? Obviously two very different situations, but when you pick a blue comedian to represent your family friendly company/series, there are certain risks involved, especially if there are pre-existing reasons to question their character.
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It's more than just that, I think. A friend of mine shared clips of the character CK voiced and... things about the character take on a different feel in the wake of the allegations. This is a kids cartoon and Disney is Disney, so it's not a big surprise they did this. I imagine they just don't want to deal with the uncomfortable questions or perception so they scrubbed him more than anything to do with royalties.


I think Chronicle is legitimately what everyone else knows him for. I know him for the wrestling video he did where he laid out Triple H's career in a bid to make a case for his character over the years. I don't think I've ever seen one of his movies.
He's also the guy who did a video on his pitch for a TMNT movie, I remember posting about it years ago.
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He's also the guy who did a video on his pitch for a TMNT movie, I remember posting about it years ago.
I think he made a pitch for almost every famous franchise in existence.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:47 AM   #345
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I remember reading his screenplay for the Power Rangers movie. I made it to the part where Jason was driving around with Zordon and Alpha tied up and kidnapped the trunk of his car and I was done.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:01 AM   #346
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I think Chronicle is legitimately what everyone else knows him for. I know him for the wrestling video he did where he laid out Triple H's career in a bid to make a case for his character over the years. I don't think I've ever seen one of his movies.
Writing American Ultra and now Bright, too. But mostly he's known for ambiguously gayly ranting about movies and pitching random sequel/reboot bad movie ideas on the internet.

DC is removing Landis from their comics? Him? C'mon, planet... surely Geoff Johns has grabbed someone, sometime.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:15 AM   #347
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His Man of Steel rant and his Wrestling Isn't Wrestling short film were the only two good things to come out from him post-Chronicle.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:55 PM   #348
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Oh my ...

That is ... just disturbing.

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https://thoughtcatalog.com/anonymous...er-rape-a-guy/

Just in case folks are curious about the Papen's url.

I find the final paragraph the most interesting of the anonymous op-ed:

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Itís not hard to believe, weíve been laughing at men getting raped for a long time. Take a look at movies like Wedding Crashers, and Get Him to the Greek. Rape is simply a comedic tool when itís placed upon men. More disturbingly, maybe society doesnít believe men can be raped at all.
We don't do a whole lot of talking, as a culture, about consent.
And we sure as heck don't do a whole lot of talking about male/male identifying victims of sexual assault.
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And we sure as heck don't do a whole lot of talking about male/male identifying victims of sexual assault.
That one's probably going to take a while. Men as a whole will have to start to get past its ideas of sex and what a man is supposed to be. No small task.
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That one's probably going to take a while. Men as a whole will have to start to get past its ideas of sex and what a man is supposed to be. No small task.
Not at all! And I don't envy them the work that's going to take.
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That one's probably going to take a while. Men as a whole will have to start to get past its ideas of sex and what a man is supposed to be. No small task.
I don't think that wiping the state clean is possible.
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I don't think that wiping the state clean is possible.
Maybe not, but we can work toward healthier attitudes in society over time. Might take a while, but progress is progress.
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Maybe not, but we can work toward healthier attitudes in society over time. Might take a while, but progress is progress.
That I can support.
And it not "might take a while" it WILL take a while, since there is no way to change society overnight or even over decade.
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Twins' Miguel Sano denies sexual assault allegations; MLB looking into matter
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...looking-matter

At what point do we look at some of these as money grabs? Not saying it's not true, but you're telling me someone at the mall didn't see or say anything to a big dude forcefully dragging a woman against her will?
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Paul Haggis has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women.

Ed Westwick has been replaced in the wake of his allegations.

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I think that I'll post this.
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I don't believe it but People are saying Stan Lee Groped Nurses in his home.
http://uproxx.com/news/stan-lee-sexu...t-accusations/
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Stan Lee is 95. Why would a 95 year old man grope nurses? Nobody has a sex drive at that age.
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Stan Lee is 95. Why would a 95 year old man grope nurses? Nobody has a sex drive at that age.
False.

Highest rates of STDs are in nursing homes and similar facilities.
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