Hijinx, everywhere








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Because it’s a fucking nightmare


A fucking nightmare.



Forty years of corporate mass meda idiocy and perfidy and here’s where we are.

The crowds cheer.




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It’s about time we rely upon the private sector


The GOP has it right. If we could just get government out of our hair.







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Just check out those Burbank Facebook pages for proof


Or so many of the local alumni and old high school friend pages.



People are fucking nuts. What happened?

Bad parenting?

Maybe most of the people we grew up with were always spoiled, stupid, reactionary chickenshits. It’s just that the times helped mask it. It wasn’t in style back then.





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They still only pay two-thousand bucks?


This is what the National Merit Scholarships paid 50 years ago.


The National Merit Scholarship Corporation last week announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, who included a Burbank graduating senior among its 2,500 total recipients.

Anna Tong, who will graduate from Burbank High School, plans to study computer science with help from her scholarship, which is being funded by NMSC.


That pays for about what — Starbucks for a couple of semesters maybe.

Burbank High always had at least two winners from the area, btw, along with two or three runners-up, each of whom got nothing but a certificate. The recognition was based upon your PSAT score from the 11th grade.

The difference between semifinalist and honorable mention usually boiled down to a couple of math problems. The winning semifinalists got the answer right.


The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.


Hell, the old Copley scholarship for their Burbank Daily Review paperboys paid more than this. Fifty years ago. It was something like $2,000 a year for four years.





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So they worked together, eh?


If true then this throws a whole new wrinkle into the situation.


George Floyd, fired officer overlapped security shifts at south Minneapolis club

Ana Lastra and Eric Rasmussen
Updated: May 28, 2020 06:21 PM
Created: May 28, 2020 04:20 PM

A former club owner in south Minneapolis says the now-fired police officer and the black man who died in his custody this week both worked security for her club up to the end of last year.

George Floyd and now-former Officer Derek  both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo club on Lake Street, according to Maya Santamaria. Santamaria owned the building for nearly two decades, but sold the venue within the last few months.

“Chauvin was our off-duty police for almost the entirety of the 17 years that we were open,” Santamaria said. “They were working together at the same time, it’s just that Chauvin worked outside and the security guards were inside.”

So they knew each other?


Although the two overlapped working security on popular music nights within the last year, Santamaria can not say for certain they knew each other because there were often a couple dozen security guards, including off-duty officers.


Oh, the cop knew who he was. He recognized him. That’s his job, to notice things like that.

So — knowing the guy — he was screwing around with him on purpose and it went bad. That would also explain the jivey way he was talking to him at the beginning. He didn’t take him seriously.

What ever the truth is, watch this be his legal defense.




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Someday those Chinese are going to rule the world


Pretty cool.







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$2 million for this?


Two million +.

The world has lost its mind.





Are those planters considered another plus?

Left turns must be fun now on that street. We remember when the only thing in the middle of Burbank Blvd was that weird flashing light down near B/V.




Imagine how much Tony and Addie’s Hobby Lobby must be worth. Or where the old slot car track was down the street.

PC Book Nook?  The past was only a dream.




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Stay where?


From the local TV news today.


BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) — Small business owners across Southern California are rejoicing over the news that in-store retail establishments are allowed to reopen with people shopping in the aisles.

Los Angeles County retail stores were allowed to welcome back customers to shop inside with strict guidelines starting Wednesday.

Amanda Vernon is getting her gift and art store in Burbank, Stay Home Friend Shopping, ready to reopen, and moving from curbside pickup and delivery to in-store shopping.


What? For whom are they excited to be open? If it’s stay home friend, what’s there to reopen.

Open for customers? Aren’t they at home?

Stay sane is where we’re trying to be. It’s not a very crowded place these days, that’s for sure.




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Thermometers for Industry!



According to the new CEO…


We’re going to be doing temperature checks daily for our cast members when they come to work every day. But also we’ve sent [each cast member] their own personal thermometer so that they can take their temperatures even before they show up to work. We talked about masks, we talked about social distancing, we talked about things like new and improved hygiene and sanitation — even better than you’re used to at Disney. We’ve got so many layers that we believe that we can open up responsibly even though there is still a risk out there and it’s up to everybody to evaluate that risk given their own personal situation.


A risk that — as we pointed out two weeks ago — will be borne entirely by the visitors. Disney is forcing its park customers to waive them of any liability.

As for the “cast members” … what are those again? Is the Burbank lot getting thermometers too?



The moronic part of their customer base feels differently. The Happiest Place on Earth.

You’d think some management soul-searching would be kicking in at about this time. Is this the business we really want to be in?




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So, ah, what was the cop’s plan here?


The only rational explanation for this extended exercise is that the cop was deliberately trying to kill the guy. Nothing else.

No? Watch the full video.



Every bystander there deserves a hero’s award. They all showed more restraint than we would have. The video deserves a Pulitzer.

Do they still have the death penalty in Minnesota? Any Burbank cops want to defend their fellow officer? We’ve known a few who would– and probably are.

Any gun store fans?




Again. What was his plan?





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Not to be intimidated, Twitter’s doubling down on Trump


This is good to see. They’re adding even MORE corrective information to Trump’s crazy tweets.

This just in from tonight:



Tomorrow Trump and the GOP are going to try to remove Twitter’s Safe Harbor protection. Good luck on that little act of obvious political retaliation. It’s a clear misuse of the office.

The choice is Trump’s. Either allow corrective annotations to misleading claims about the election — misleading statements in violation of company policy — or get kicked off.

As a private concern, Twitter is not bound by the First Amendment.



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Oh, Dickens for sure would have been culture-cancelled by now. Deeply offensive for a number of modern new reasons.

He may still be. Dickens and (inevitably), The Rolling Stones.  It’s gonna happen.




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Oh, that’s different



It was Black Panthers marching into the state capital with guns in 1967 that got Reagan and the Republicans to pass California’s first big wave of gun control legislation.









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Sheila Kuehl is the only one with half a brain


It’s a milestone! And business is king!



Rather than dumbly rah-rahing this tepid “reopening” like everyone else, she knows that there’s an excellent chance people are going to get sick again.


Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said, “If you decide to go in person for a religious gathering or you must go to a store, be sure to wear your face covering. That’s an important way you are showing up for your family, friends and community. Without people’s willingness to wear face covers, practice physical distancing, and diligently follow public health guidelines, we will not be able to meet our goal of reopening as fully as possible as quickly as possible. I am happy to see us expand activities that people can engage in, but there is no way to overstate the importance of public cooperation in making this reopening work.”


Without any testing first, this is going to be a disaster.




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Racism !










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He didn’t know “tenet” was a word?




Lord a’mighty. This is what happens when you set your horizons real low.

Or when everyone does.


Tenet: Why Warner Bros Changed Film Logo to Avoid Brand Confusion

Posted on May 25, 2020 | by Tom Chang | 

When the first trailer for Tenet came out on December 19th, 2019, writer and director, Christopher Nolan did not realize how similar the logo for his film came to a specific bicycle components company of the same name based out of Bellingham, Washington. The last two letters, “et” in Tenet, references “time inversion.” The biking website Pinkbike first brought attention to the striking similarities. Owner Tyler Deschaine informed them of the context of the copyrights when it comes to distinguishing his company from Nolan’s film. You can see the comparison on their Instagram…


Ah, it’s an actual word guys. Not just a cool collection of letters.


“We were granted the trademark for ‘Tenet’ in the bicycle world on October 9th, 2018,” Deschaine wrote. “In trademark law, that only protects us from word use within our industry. I don’t have any issue with them using the word Tenet, there are thousands of trademarks for that word across dozens of industries. My issue is with the stylization, but that is neither here nor there. I’ve spoken with lawyers and despite the validity of my concerns, I’ve been advised not to pursue it. Even sending a letter could potentially open myself up to a preemptive lawsuit from Warner Brothers. These sorts of things can get dragged on for years and the legal fees can go well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’re a tiny component company that is taking baby steps to carve out a place for ourselves in the industry. We in no way want to get raked through the coals of litigation. That would end poorly for us. Also, we’ve got more important things to focus on, like developing new product and creating rad content. I want to make it clear that I never thought of this scenario as a get rich quick scheme. At the end of the day I just want to avoid potential damages to my brand’s reputation and I suppose this article will help clear the air. Thank you Pinkbike for reaching out and giving the little guy a bigger voice. Now go see Tenet and think of us while the logo is spinning in front of your face.”


No paragraph breaks.


Following the statement, Warner Bros reached out to Deschaine with an email from Nolan, which visitors can see on his site. The page begins with the disclaimer, “If you’ve stumbled upon this website during a quest for info regarding Christopher Nolan’s film Tenet, or you’re looking for a new set of bars and thought to yourself ‘Wow that logo looks quite similar to that movies logo’, this page is designed to clear the air. In 2017, I started conceptualizing this brand idea. During my quest for a name, I knew I wanted a palindrome and landed on the word Tenet. I initially thought that I had simply made up a word, but after a quick google search, realized that it actually had a meaning that aligned with my vision.”


Groovy. Brand, quest, align.

Insipid might be the better word for both “logos.” Or maybe “obvious.” Like, the first thing that pops into your head.



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𝟱/𝟮𝟱/𝟮𝟬 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗜 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝟲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗼𝗹𝗱. 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝗿. 𝗡𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗕 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘂𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗠𝗿. 𝗡𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗻’𝘀 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲. • ORIGINAL POST FROM 2019 -> No, despite the striking similarities, we are not making a movie with Christopher Nolan. Maybe it was a coincidence, or maybe Nolan was inspired by our branding; regardless the apparent negligence is frustrating to say the least. Thank you to all the people that have reached out in support of Tenet (the bike brand). When we became aware of this, our biggest fear was that many of our peers who haven’t heard of Tenet (the bike brand, shit this is going to get old quick) might think WE stole the logo from Nolan, when in reality, we launched long before this movie was announced. If you would like to share this post to help spread the word, it would be greatly appreciated. I’m sure one day we’ll all look back on this and shake our heads in disbelief. #supportriderowned #damntheman

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Those aren’t really logos btw. If they’d both spent as much time on the design as the debate there might not have been the debate.




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