A followup to this post on hbomberguy: A full half of his 4 hour video on plagiarism in the Youtube community is dedicated to James Somerton, a Youtuber who has straight up read the text to multiple well sourced books and articles and claimed them as his own. It turns out a fellow youtuber was also on Somerton's case for a whole bunch of lies he was spreading and with hbomberguy's blessing released his own one and a half hour video fact checking Somerton's wild lies. There's barely any overlap between the two.
This guy normally reviews music. THAT'S HOW MUCH HE DESPISES SOMERTON.
LIES JAMES SOMERTON HAS CLAIMED:
- SS officers were openly gay as was Hitler youth
- American fitness culture rose out of WWII vets being jealous of all those fit Nazis (and they weren't jealous of Soviets because they wore big bulky coats)
- The Beatles became big for the song I Want to Hold Your Hand because prior to its release in 1964 no one had ever mentioned physical intimicacy in song and hand holding was wildly erotic and forbidden (LOL)
- Lesbian author Radclyffe Hall had obsenity charges dropped against her because people were confused by lesbians and didn't want to talk about them
- Disney markets Disney brand funerals
- All the fun art loving gays died of AIDS and the boring ones left fought for marriage to appease straight people
No offense to anyone who liked him but James Somerton has the exact annoying vocal candence as my friend's annoying boyfriend who likes to mansplan to me.
4x13: Bermuda Views and Bathtub Blues
Whitney and Lisa avoid each other until Heather's comments send dinner into chaos; after not getting a room with a bathtub, Meredith goes from a little under the weather to severely ill, but recovers in time to hold the ladies accountable.
Norman Lear died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes at 101 years old. A private service for immediate family will be held in the coming days.— Variety (@Variety) December 6, 2023
“Thank you for the moving outpouring of love and support in honor of our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather,” Lear’s… pic.twitter.com/AVhm901DwD
Norman Lear, an American screenwriter and producer who produced, wrote, created or developed over 100 shows, has died.
The cause of death is he was 101 years old.
Lear created and produced several sitcoms in the 1970s-80s that pushed the envelope for mainstream audiences, including but not limited to: All in the Family (1971–1979), Maude (1972–1978), Sanford and Son (1972–1977), One Day at a Time (1975–1984), The Jeffersons (1975–1985), and Good Times (1974–1979).
Lear’s shows were the first to address the serious political, cultural and social flashpoints of the day – racism, abortion, homosexuality, the Vietnam war — by working pointed new wrinkles into the standard domestic comedy formula. No subject was taboo: Two 1977 episodes of “All in the Family” revolved around the attempted rape of lead character Archie Bunker’s wife Edith.
Lear’s big-screen credits included the scripts for “Come Blow Your Horn” (1963); “The Night They Raided Minsky’s” (1968); “The Thief Who Came to Dinner” (1971); “Stand by Me” (1986) and “The Princess Bride” (1987), both of which were directed by former “All in the Family” co-star Rob Reiner; and “Fried Green Tomatoes” (1991).
He is survived by his third wife Lyn Davis, six children and four grandchildren.
Now that 2023 is almost over, let's look back at this year's worst tv shows, according to TVLine.
Number 9: Velma (Max)
"On paper, Max’s Scooby-Doo original was everything we could want from an adult animated series: Familiar IP with a modern twist, shepherded by Mindy Kaling? Jinkies, sign us up! And yet, even with comedy veterans on the creative team and an all-star cast voicing the Mystery Inc. gang, Velma hardly made us laugh at all upon debuting in January. What we hoped would be clever, subversive humor was instead disappointingly cynical and endlessly self-referential, stamping out any endearing qualities in Velma and her ever-sarcastic peers."
Number 7: The Flash (CW)
"It pains us to include the longest-running Arrowverse series’ farewell run, but… we reckon that if you ask most anyone involved, they’d be first to admit (and many have) that Season 8 used up the last of the good stuff, assumed as it once was to be the final season. Season 9, as a result, could only underwhelm week after week, with underbaked takes on Red Death and Eddie Thawne’s resurrection, a barely mourned Frost, a squandered Supergirl crossover and a pointless bottle episode. Even Oliver Queen’s improbable return and Nora’s lonnnnng-awaited birth could not liven up this sloth-like sendoff."
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What's your worst shows you've seen in 2023, ontd?
Five couples compete for a chance at winning the coveted "Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy"; the finalists perform a redemption dance and an unforgettable freestyle routine.
more dances with the pros ( Collapse )
redemption dances ( Collapse )
[Spoiler (click to open)]30 - Jason & Daniella
30 - Xochitl & Val
29 - Ariana & Pasha
29 - Charity & Artem
25 - Alyson & Sasha
freestyle dances ( Collapse )
total scores from tonight
[Spoiler (click to open)]60 - Xochitl & Val
60 - Jason & Daniella
59 - Charity & Artem
59 - Ariana & Pasha
53 - Alyson & Sasha
final leaderboard (last week's scores + this week's scores)
[Spoiler (click to open)]120 - Xochitl & Val
118 - Charity & Artem
117 - Ariana & Pasha
117 - Jason & Daniella
104 - Alyson & Sasha
5th place: [Spoiler (click to open)] Alyson
4th place: [Spoiler (click to open)] Charity
3rd place: [Spoiler (click to open)] Ariana
2nd place: [Spoiler (click to open)] Jason
winner: [Spoiler (click to open)] Xochitl
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Best redemption dance
Best freestyle dance
Who should have won?
Adam Driver says "I look how I look, I can’t change that."— Variety (@Variety) December 6, 2023
“The New Yorker called me a ‘horse face’...I remember reading one reviewer [who wrote]: ‘His agent probably doesn’t know whether to put him in a movie or the Kentucky Derby.’" https://t.co/K83MGJOzVV
Adam Driver was asked by Chris Wallace how he feels about comparisons made between himself and actors like Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino.
“Those are the actors that made me want to be an actor, you know, so that’s a nice comparison,” he said.
When asked if he “accepts” those comparisons, he clarified: “Well, no,” adding that one outlet “also called me a ‘horse face’ so I don’t— I take it with a grain of salt. I remember reading one reviewer [who wrote] ‘his agent probably doesn’t know whether to put him in a movie or the Kentucky Derby.’”
1x10: Missing While Indoctrinated
Gabi and the team revisit a previous case involving child trafficking, and their heated investigation leads them in a shocking direction; Gabi confronts Sir about another one of his possible victims.
Anya Taylor-Joy attempting a selfie on fan’s Android.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 5, 2023
In a video that's gone viral, Anya Taylor-Joy can be seen taking a smartphone from a fan in the crowd and attempting to take a selfie. Unfortunately, Taylor-Joy struggles because she tried to take a picture using the side button, but ended up locking the phone by mistake instead (twice). It is not clear if the fan ever got the selfie.